Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Increasing its commitment to help those affected by the crisis in Syria, the United States is providing an additional $125 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP), which feeds nearly six million Syrians and refugees from Syria every month. The announcement was made today by Jeremy Konyndyk, Director of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and Kelly Clements, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Washington, DC - The United States is gravely concerned by the deteriorating situation in and around Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission confirms that attacks continue in this area as well as other locations, including Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk, and Donetsk city.
Imperial, California (BPT) - As the Department of Defense continues its drawdown of American military personnel after decades of major troop deployment, tens of thousands of American troops are preparing to transition out of the military and back into civilian life. The transition will be easier for some than others; but with a solid plan and access to helpful resources, returning heroes can find success and satisfaction in a post-military career.
Chicago, Illinois - A small study involving 24 people with multiple sclerosis found that 20 minutes of treadmill walking, stationary cycling, and guided yoga significantly improved reaction times but not accuracy over pre-exercise levels in individuals, compared to quiet rest periods.
London, England - In some areas of development policy, deep-rooted assumptions are extremely hard to dislodge. Like science-fiction androids or the many-headed Hydra, these are monsters that can sustain any number of mortal blows and still regenerate. Capable researchers armed with overwhelming evidence are no threat to them.
Oxford, United Kingdom - A new Drug Discovery Institute is launched today by Oxford University and Alzheimer’s Research UK to speed up the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.