Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by IVN
San Diego, California - Wenxia Man, aka Wency Man, 45, of San Diego, was sentenced Friday to 50 months in prison for conspiring to export and cause the export of fighter jet engines, an unmanned aerial vehicle – commonly known as a drone – and related technical data to the People’s Republic of China in violation of the Arms Export Control Act.
- Written by IVN
Ames, Iowa - In a meeting with new and beginning farmers at Iowa State University today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new investment of $17.8 million for 37 projects to help educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. The investment is made through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). Since 2009, USDA has invested more than $126 million into projects targeting new and beginning farmers and ranchers through BFRDP.
- Written by Susan Buchanan
Washington, DC - NOAA and its partners have developed a new forecasting tool to simulate how water moves throughout the nation’s rivers and streams, paving the way for the biggest improvement in flood forecasting the country has ever seen.
- Written by State Department
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On this day we honor humanitarians, both those who have lost their lives in their efforts to aid and protect the most vulnerable people on earth, and those who continue to brave violence and hardship. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “One Humanity.” It asks all of us to stand together, to recognize our shared responsibility to help those overtaken by calamity."
- Written by San Diego Zoo
Escondido, California - A 5-year-old female southern white rhino at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center is undergoing veterinary care for a non-healing wound on the rhino’s left side.
- Written by Chloe Morgan
Washington, DC - The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) hosted a lecture on "Social Change in the Modern U.S. Navy," at the National Museum of the United States Navy Aug. 17 as part of the "Needs and Opportunities in the Modern History of the United States Navy" lecture series.
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