Census: Vermont grows slowly to 625,741 residents

first_imgVermont’s population grew a modest 2.8 percent to 625,741 from 2000 in the recently completed census. The US Census Bureau also announced yesterday that the 2010 Census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538.The resident population represented an increase of 9.7 percent over the2000 US resident population of 281,421,906. Commerce Secretary GaryLocke, Acting Commerce Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank and Census BureauDirector Robert Groves unveiled the official counts at the National PressClub in Washington, D.C.‘A big thanks to the American public for its overwhelming response tothe 2010 Census,’ U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. ‘The result wasa successful count that came in on time and well under budget, with a final2010 Census savings of $1.87 billion.’Rebecca Blank, now Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce who has overseenthe 2010 Census as Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, echoed Locke. ‘The2010 Census was a massive undertaking, and in reporting these firstresults, we renew our commitment to our great American democracypeacefully, fairly and openly for the 23rd time in our nation’s history.’The US resident population represents the total number of people inthe 50 states and the District of Columbia.The most populous state was California (37,253,956); the least populous,Wyoming (563,626). The state that gained the most numerically since the2000 Census was Texas (up 4,293,741 to 25,145,561) and the state thatgained the most as a percentage of its 2000 Census count was Nevada (up35.1% to 2,700,551).Regionally, the South and the West picked up the bulk of the populationincrease, 14,318,924 and 8,747,621, respectively. But the Northeast and theMidwest also grew: 1,722,862 and 2,534,225.Additionally, Puerto Rico’s resident population was 3,725,789, a 2.2percent decrease over the number counted a decade earlier.Just before today’s announcement, Locke delivered the apportionmentcounts to President Obama, 10 days before the statutory deadline of Dec.31. The apportionment totals were calculated by a congressionally definedformula, in accordance with Title 2 of the U.S. Code, to divide among thestates the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Theapportionment population consists of the resident population of the 50states, plus the overseas military and federal civilian employees and theirdependents living with them who could be allocated to a state. Each memberof the House represents, on average, about 710,767 people. The populationsof the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are excluded from theapportionment population, as they do not have voting seats in Congress.‘The decennial count has been the basis for our representative form ofgovernment since 1790,’ Groves said. ‘At that time, each member of theHouse represented about 34,000 residents. Since then, the House has morethan quadrupled in size, with each member now representing about 21 timesas many constituents.’President Obama will transmit the apportionment counts to the 112thCongress during the first week of its first regular session in January. Thereapportioned Congress will be the 113th, which convenes in January 2013.Beginning in February and wrapping up by March 31, 2011, the CensusBureau will release demographic data to the states on a rolling basis sostate governments can start the redistricting process.Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution calls for a census of thenation’s population every 10 years to apportion the House seats among thestates. The 2010 Census is the 23rd census in our nation’s history.For more information about the U.S. Census Bureau, please visit http://www.census.gov/>last_img read more

Bar expands honors for 50-year members

first_imgBar expands honors for 50-year members Bar expands honors for 50-year members February 15, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img The Florida Bar is expanding its program to honor veteran lawyers by creating a new honor for Bar members who spent part of their careers in other states.At the urging of the Out-of-State Practitioners Division, the Bar Board of Governors recently approved the new effort.The Bar currently recognizes lawyers who have been a member of the Bar for 50 years at its Annual Meeting. The new program, according to Program Evaluation Committee Chair Frank Walker, will recognize current Bar members who have practiced for 50 years when part of that service has been in another state.The idea, Walker said, is to honor those experienced lawyers for their service to the profession, regardless of whether it was all in Florida.“We felt it was a great idea and a good program and approved it unanimously,” he told the board.The OOSPD said it had received comments from members that they felt left out by the 50-year Bar member award.“Creating an award to recognize their accomplishments to The Florida Bar and the legal profession for 50 years will help them to feel more appreciated by The Florida Bar for their contributions to the legal profession,” the division said in a memo to the PEC.The division said it would also encourage out-of-state Bar members to join the division, and encourage them to attend the Annual Meeting.The division also said it was unclear how many qualified for the new award, but it appeared that it would be relatively few people for the next few years.last_img read more

Binghamton adds new K9 to its ranks

first_imgSpike is a Belgian Malinos and is trained find people, evidence and explosives. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A new K9 has joined the Binghamton Police Department. The police department says Spike is “extremely eager” to serve the community. The department is welcoming 2-year-old Spike to its ranks. Spike will work the late shift with his handler.last_img

Knife attack in Chinese primary school wounds 39

first_img“37 students suffered mild injuries and two adults suffered more severe injuries. All of them were sent to a hospital for treatment, and none of their lives are in danger,” it said. Schools in the region had only reopened in May after being closed for months due to the coronavirus outbreak. A number of schools in China have been hit by attacks in recent years, forcing authorities to step up security amid calls for more research into the root causes of such acts.In November, a man climbed a kindergarten wall in southwest Yunnan province and sprayed people with a corrosive liquid, wounding 51 of them, mostly students.  Last September, eight schoolchildren died and two others were wounded in a “school-related criminal case” in the central Hubei province, with a 40-year-old man arrested.A knife-wielding man killed two people and wounded two others at a primary school in central Hunan province in April last year.In April 2018, a man killed nine middle school students as they were returning home, in one of the deadliest knife attacks seen in China in recent years.A homemade explosive killed eight people and injured dozens outside a kindergarten in Jiangsu province in June 2017. A knife-wielding attacker wounded 37 students and two adults at a primary school in southern China on Thursday, officials said, with local media identifying a security guard as the perpetrator.All the victims, including teaching staff, were sent to hospital but were not in a life-threatening condition, authorities in Cangwu County, Guangxi region, said.The incident at the Wangfu Central Primary School happened at 8:30 am when children would normally arrive for class. The attacker, reportedly aged around 50, was “under control”, the government said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Unai Emery speaks out after starting Mesut Ozil against BATE Borisov

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 21 Feb 2019 6:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link431Shares Advertisement Emery handed Ozil a rare start against BATE (Picture: Getty)Emery is hopeful that home advantage can push Arsenal’s over the line against a well-organised BATE side.‘We need to today to come back in our home, with our supporters, pushing every minute and being competitive,’ the Spaniard said.‘They showed us they’re competitive, defensively strong and today they will continue with this defensive work and we need passion, pushing every time, being clear with our game plan to do what we want.’MORE: Barcelona make Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford their ‘dream’ transfer Unai Emery speaks out after starting Mesut Ozil against BATE Borisov Comment Mesut Ozil has been in and out of Arsenal’s starting XI this season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is confident that Mesut Ozil will repay his faith after recalling the midfielder to his starting XI for the second leg of Arsenal’s Europa League last-32 clash with BATE Borisov.Arsenal started the match having to overturn a 1-0 deficit after a shock defeat in Belarus and got off to the perfect start as Zakhar Volkov’s 4th-minute own goal made it 1-1 on aggregate. Shkodran Mustafi headed home Granit Xhaka’s corner to extend the Gunners’ advantage before half-time.Ozil has been in and out of Arsenal’s team this season and has only played 102 minutes of first-team football since the turn of the year, but the German was handed a rare start at the Emirates on Thursday evening.AdvertisementAdvertisementHis most recent appearance came in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Cardiff at the end of January, in which he captained the side, and there have been reports that Emery is wary of using him in more physical encounters.ADVERTISEMENTOzil did not even travel to Belarus for Arsenal’s first leg against BATE, with illness cited as the reason for his absence.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked about his decision to start Ozil on Thursday, Emery told BT Sport: ‘He’s going to play today and I’m sure he’ll play a good match.‘We need every player, we need to build up, we need to progress with the combination.‘And then in the attacking third we need in the small spaces also need one to one, one two, we need to make behind and get in the box, be efficient with the crosses and also with the head and the foot.‘We need every players. Advertisementlast_img read more

Harris says she’s reaching non-traditional caucus-goers

first_imgINDIANOLA —- Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Iowa, including an event Sunday morning in Indianola that attracted about 60 people.“This is what I’m seeing all over the state, which is people who could be doing so many other things with their time coming out to have these conversations,” Harris said.She spoke later Sunday to about 60 people in Knoxville. And Harris dismissed the premise of a New York Times story which cited current and former campaign aides questioning the conduct of her campaign.“I am campaigning hard here in Iowa because I do see the enthusiasm,” Harris said. “When I’m in living rooms, when I am cooking with Iowan families, when I am spending time just walking through a coffee shop.”Harris says she’s lining up support from Iowans who are not necessarily on the radar as likely caucus-goers.last_img read more