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REGIONAL

Relevant news concerning the region belonging to California and Baja California’s border.
Noticias relevantes relacionadas a la región perteneciente a la frontera de California y Baja California.

August, 2020

  • 6 August

    WHO Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

    -Editorial The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF are calling on governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counseling, a critical component of breastfeeding support. Breastfeeding provides every child with the best …

  • 6 August

    IID Approves Annual Contribution to the Salton Sea Authority

    -Editorial The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a contribution of $135,000 to the Salton Sea Authority for the fiscal year 2020-2021 at their August 4th meeting. The IID board discussed the approval of an annual contribution to the Salton Sea Authority but did so after the board representatives in …

  • 6 August

    Oberon Fuels Expands Operations Team as it Upgrades Renewable Fuel Plant in Imperial Valley

    -Editorial The Imperial Valley has become a place where renewable energy projects want to invest. Oberon Fuels is one of those companies that decided to invest in Imperial Valley and have a facility that employs local people. “We decided to be in the Imperial Valley because we saw its natural …

  • 5 August

    GSA and CBP Temporarily Reroute Southbound Vehicle Traffic at Calexico West Land Port of Entry

    -Editorial The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are detouring southbound privately owned vehicle (POVs) lanes at the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) beginning Monday, August 10, 2020, at 4:00 a.m., for one year. The approach …

  • 4 August

    Federal Stimulus Legislation Close to a Deal

    -Editorial Mitch McConnell said he is “prepared to support” a coronavirus relief agreement when Democrats and the White House reach one. The sides appear to have moved toward a consensus on small business aid and stimulus checks but remain divided over unemployment insurance, aid to state and local governments, and …

  • 4 August

    Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

    -Editorial One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. Although Rwanda is on track to meet most of the required quota, the country cannot afford the set back that a pandemic like COVID-19 among health professionals would cause. To …

  • 4 August

    Imperial County Is Cautiously Optimistic About COVID-19 Improvement

    -Editorial The COVID-19 situation looks to be improving in Imperial Valley but it’s not a time for celebration yet. “If the trend continues to go down the next week or two we could say we are getting better but at this point, we are cautiously optimistic,” said Dr. Stephen Munday, …

  • 3 August

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Buys The XFL

    -Editorial Dwayne Johnson with Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital to purchase the XFL for $15 million Monday. Vince McMahon’s football league filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year after the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out the inaugural season of the upstart’s return. Johnson, an actor, and professional wrestler played college football at the University of …

  • 3 August

    Businessmen in Baja California Request a Review on Education Law

    By: Melissa Dorame, Reporter Mexicali, B. C.- At a virtual press conference organized by the Chamber of Commerce COPARMEX, hand in hand with associations, as well as COPASE and educational institutes, the revision of the modifications to the Education Law of the State of Baja California was requested. Everardo Basilio, …

  • 3 August

    Niland Cleanup Will Begin This Week

    -Editorial On Monday, August 3rd, Imperial County Board Chairman of the Board and District 2 Supervisor, Luis A. Plancarte, will be joined by District 4 Supervisor, Ryan E. Kelley, and representatives from California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), EFR Environmental Services, Team Rubicon and Republic Waste Services to launch …

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