Imperial Valley News Center
New Orleans, Louisiana - Tomorrow, January 8, marks the 200th anniversary of Major General Andrew Jackson’s triumphant victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans. To commemorate this historic event, the U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the War of 1812 Battle of New Orleans Limited Edition Forever stamps at the site of the battle.
Washington, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced today at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars that the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) is issuing its third open funding opportunity announcement, OPEN 2015, for up to $125 million. OPEN 2015 will support energy research and development projects from America’s top innovators for disruptive new technologies in transportation and stationary applications.
Washington, DC - When President Obama took office, our housing market was in free-fall, and rising unemployment and plunging house prices posed numerous challenges for families and the broader economy. The President took immediate action to stabilize the housing market and protect the middle class. These steps helped millions of middle class families stay in their homes, save money on their mortgages, and turn their communities around.
Torrance, California - Jinon Corporation, dba Nijiya Market, a Torrance, California establishment, is recalling approximately 359 pounds of frozen boneless beef products produced in Japan that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.
Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom will travel to California January 8-9 to attend the U.S. Global Development Lab Advisory Group Board Meeting with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, and participate in technology outreach meetings at Google and Andreessen Horowitz. The Lab seeks to advance a science and technology-based approach to development, creating a new global marketplace of innovations to help end extreme poverty by 2030.
Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the start of the UN Electoral Observation Mission to Burundi (MENUB) on January 1. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights as it once again becomes a stand-alone entity within the UN system.
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