Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The Navy will commission its newest aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, July 22, at Naval Station Norfolk.
Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s AB 1453, Transportation to Literacy has unanimously cleared the Senate floor, will undergo concurrence in Assembly and then head onto the Governor’s desk. This measure would authorize the governing board of a school district to use and operate buses for the purpose of transporting adult volunteers to and from educational activities at school sites.
Washington, DC - On July 24, eight British Members of Parliament (MPs) will begin the 40th annual British American Parliamentary Group (BAPG) exchange program in Washington, D.C. The MPs will meet with Republican and Democratic members of Congress before traveling to their counterpart U.S. Representatives’ home districts. The BAPG exchange has been exchanging ideas since 1977 under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. These collaborations strengthen the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom that is necessary to solve global challenges.
FTC Requires Baxter International and Claris Lifesciences to Divest 2 Types of Pharmaceutical Products as Condition of Baxter Acquiring Injectable Drugs Business from Claris
Washington, DC - Baxter International Inc. and Claris Lifesciences Limited have agreed to divest two types of pharmaceutical products to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Baxter’s proposed $625 million acquisition of Claris’ injectable drugs business is anticompetitive.
Washington, DC - The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO. The Pagak offensive is a clear violation of the unilateral ceasefire declared by President Salva Kiir on May 22, and calls into question the government’s commitment to reach peace through the National Dialogue, notwithstanding the sincere efforts undertaken by the leaders of the Steering Committee.
Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units (NICU).