Imperial Valley News Center
El Centro, California - Today, Ralph Cordova, Jr., Imperial County’s Executive Officer, announced that he will retire from Imperial County after twenty five years of dedicated service. Cordova has served as the County Executive Officer (CEO) for the last nine years. During his tenure with the County, Cordova also served in several leadership positions as both the County Counsel and the Assistant District Attorney.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the launch of the fourth Wood Stove Design Challenge in partnership with the Alliance for Green Heat (AGH). Teams from around the world will compete for up to $25,000 in prizes to design the next generation of residential biomass heaters capable of generating enough electricity to power everything from a cell phone to an entire home. The teams and exhibitors will also have a chance to showcase their revolutionary wood stove technology on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 9–14, 2018.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has announced FY 2018 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. The annual fees will increase slightly from FY 2017, and are set forth in a Federal Register notice.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, "On behalf of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of the Republic of Korea as you celebrate your national day on August 15th.
Washington, DC - The first big case involving fingerprint evidence in the United States was the murder trial of Thomas Jennings in Chicago in 1911. Jennings had broken into a home in the middle of the night and, when discovered by the homeowner, shot the man dead. He was convicted based on fingerprints left at the crime scene, and for most of the next century, fingerprints were considered, both in the courts and in the public imagination, to be all but infallible as a method of identification.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Commercial Service, the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is collaborating with the National Customs Brokers Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Educational Institute to present an exporting mechanics webinar series. The series will provide U.S. small and medium size businesses with the basic exporting information they need to help them increase exports abroad, while increasing employment and jobs in the United States.