Imperial Valley News
Phoenix, Arizona - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of up to $8.7 million in funding for bioenergy research and education efforts as well as publishing the final rule for a program that provides incentives for farmers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. Both programs are made available through the 2014 Farm Bill. The Secretary made the announcements during remarks to the Growth Energy Executive Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
Washington, DC - In just 10 years, 10 million heart attacks and strokes could be averted worldwide by treating just half the people with uncontrolled hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, suggests CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues in a Lancet commentary published today.
Damascus, Syria – Militants fighting for The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has reportedly abducted as many as 250 people from Syria’s Assyrian Christian communities including women and children.
Berkeley, California - The list of marquee names featured Anita Hill, who was joined Wednesday night by UC President Janet Napolitano and Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks in Wheeler Auditorium to talk about how things have changed - and how they haven’t - since Hill’s explosive 1991 sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas, then seeking Senate confirmation for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dhaka, Bangladesh - World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region, Annette Dixon, pledged strong support for the people of Bangladesh to achieve the goal of becoming a middle-income country by the end of this decade.
Washington, DC - The DVDs of fifty-two additional programs from William F. Buckley’s Firing Line television series are now available on Amazon.com. Featured guests include Gerald Ford, Clare Boothe Luce, Tom Wolfe, G. Gordon Liddy, Betty Friedan, Malachi Martin, Ben Stein, Jesse Jackson, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Tipper Gore, Rudy Giuliani, Arianna Huffington, and Barry Goldwater. A special anniversary program of Firing Line, “Bill Buckley and Firing Line Get Roasted” is among the newly available episodes.