Vermont’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/>
Abia Warriors goalkeeper Charles Tambe is currently receiving treatment at the University Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan after he was shot by thugs on Friday.Tambe returned to Ibadan to reunite with his family following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League due to the coronavirus pandemic.According to the statement issued by Abia Warriors’ sporting director Patrick Ngwaogwu, the former Shooting Stars and Lobi Stars goalkeeper was shot on his way for his morning exercise routine. “He is not a rascal. He went for his morning walk out at about 07:00 this morning in Apata area, Ibadan where he stays with his family,” Ngwaogwu said, per BSN Sport.“They accosted him and collected his wristwatch and handset. And shot him on the hand.“He is presently in UCH, receiving treatment. The club is very much on top of the situation.”Tambe joined the Umuahia-based outfit last September, and he recently appeared in a video posted by the club urging fans to stay safe amid the Covid-19 pandemic.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
USC coach Kevin O’Neill is very adamant that the Trojans’ identity is its defense, and that it needs to stop its opponents in order to have a chance to win.The Trojans (13-11, 5-6) deviated from their defensive-minded strategy in their first game against Oregon State, allowing the Beavers (9-14, 4-8) to score 80 points in a loss in January.“That was a stretch of the season where we relied too much on help [defense], and on [junior forward Nikola Vucevic] to change shots,” said junior guard Jio Fontan.Trojan played hard against the Beavers and it paid off.On Thursday, the Trojans displayed a renewed defensive toughness, defeating the Beavers 67-56 at the Galen Center.It was the first win in four attempts for O’Neill against Oregon State.“We played really good half-court defense,” O’Neill said. “We made some great hustle plays to get back in transition.”After trailing 11-6, the Trojans held the Beavers scoreless for more than seven minutes, going on a 12-0 run behind four points from senior forward Alex Stepheson.USC later went on a 9-0 run to extend their lead, and went into halftime leading 37-23.Oregon State cut USC’s lead to as little as five points in the second half, but the Trojans kept their defensive intensity, limiting the Beavers to 56 points, which was only one more than their season low.“We played more aggressively and smarter on defense,” Vucevic said.The Beavers are also renowned for their defense. They employ a 1-3-1 zone defense that is notorious for causing opposing teams to commit many turnovers.Oregon State came into the game leading the nation in steals, averaging 10.14 per game, and having committed less turnovers than their opponents in 14 of 22 games.The 1-3-1 zone defense did little to frustrate the Trojans though.The Beavers had nine steals, compared to five for USC, but the Trojans did a better job capitalizing on Oregon State’s mistakes, converting 28 points off turnovers, which was 18 more than the Beavers scored.The Trojans had 14 turnovers, compared to 19 for Oregon State.The Trojans were led by Vucevic, who had 17 points and 10 rebounds.Stepheson had nine points and nine rebounds, and senior guard Donte Smith contributed 13 points off the bench.Freshman guard Maurice Jones fouled out with eight points and a game-high six assists.Oregon State had a balanced attack, with 10 players scoring at least two points, and no Beaver scoring more than 11 points.The Trojans next host Oregon on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.Coming into their Los Angeles road trip, the Ducks have won four of their last five Pac-10 Conference games, including their last two.Ducks’ senior forward Joevan Catron is the reigning Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after helping the Ducks sweep Washington State and then-No. 20 Washington last weekend.In those two games, Catron averaged 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.USC fell at Oregon on Jan. 13, 68-62. In that game, which was the opening night of Matthew Knight Arena, the Ducks led by as many as 20 points in the second half.Catron did not play because of an injury in the first match-up between the two teams.
ALGONA, Iowa (AP) — A group still plans to hold a three-day motorcycle rally in northern Iowa that’s expected to attract thousands of bikers despite the concerns of local officials that the event could spread the coronavirus. Local officials usually welcome the annual Freedom Rally held on a farm northeast of Algona, but this year’s event planned for Thursday to Saturday has officials worried. Algona is in Kossuth County, which has had 32 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and no reported deaths. But officials think that could change because of the motorcycle rally, which typically draws 10,000 bikers. Organizers say they are encouraging social distancing and are calling for riders to limit trips into Algona.