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Vermont ranks 12th lowest poverty rate

first_imgStateTotalPoverty Rate %New Hampshire110,0968.6Maryland559,9379.9Connecticut348,88110.1New Jersey883,64310.2Alaska76,85011Virginia865,74611.1Hawaii146,92311.1Wyoming62,63611.4Massachusetts724,84511.4Minnesota595,48511.5Delaware104,45611.9Vermont74,72012.4North Dakota81,17612.5Iowa368,96512.5Nebraska224,53012.6Maine169,07613.1Wisconsin731,56413.2Colorado651,74413.2Utah362,68913.3Pennsylvania1,645,09713.4Kansas374,67713.5Washington890,25113.5Illinois1,732,12913.8Rhode Island143,13214.1South Dakota114,79814.6Nevada393,60514.8New York2,840,56415Montana146,25715.2United States46,215,95615.3Indiana960,40215.3Missouri888,47115.3Idaho244,00915.8California5,785,03615.8Ohio1,771,40415.8Oregon596,64915.8Florida3,048,62116.5Michigan1,614,11016.7Oklahoma613,06716.8North Carolina1,618,59717.4Arizona1,105,07517.6Tennessee1,102,64317.8Texas4,411,27317.9Georgia1,698,00418South Carolina813,93918.1West Virginia327,45918.2Arkansas529,71018.7District of Columbia107,27918.8Louisiana831,51218.8Kentucky796,20818.9Alabama883,07818.9New Mexico400,77919.8Mississippi644,15622.4 US Census Bureau. 11.29.2011 NamePoverty Estimate All AgesPoverty Percent All AgesPoverty Estimate Under Age 18Poverty Percent Under Age 18Median Household Income $Vermont74,72012.420,03615.949,393Addison County4,10912.01,06714.651,967Bennington County4,89413.81,56121.247,161Caledonia County4,83316.11,43121.840,219Chittenden County17,28911.83,66411.956,016Essex County1,08217.231726.534,947Franklin County5,61411.91,79315.551,296Grand Isle County5658.120514.854,907Lamoille County3,17913.389616.647,994Orange County3,54312.51,01917.348,008Orleans County4,47617.01,37624.436,515Rutland County7,78913.21,93116.743,600Washington County6,16110.81,68714.051,334Windham County5,53312.81,54818.143,045Windsor County5,65410.21,53914.048,804New Hampshire110,0968.630,48110.860,917United States46,215,95615.315,749,12921.650,046 Vermont’s poverty rate ranked 12th in the nation at 12.4 percent, or among a large group of second tier states, according to a US Census Bureau report issued today. New Hampshrie was best in the nation and led the usual group of mid-Atlantic and New England states with the lowest poverty rates. The Southeast and Southwest US again had the highest rates.Between 2007 and 2010, the poverty rate for school-age children showed a statistically significant increase in about 20 percent of counties across the United States, according to US Census Bureau estimates for income and poverty in 2010 for every county and school district. In Vermont, Grand Isle County had the loest rate (see graph); Essex and Orleans counties had the highest rates. In all, 653 counties saw a significant increase in poverty for children ages 5 to 17 in families and eight counties saw a significant decrease over the period. A similar analysis of median household income showed 735 counties with a significant decrease over the 2007 to 2010 period and 78 counties with a significant increase. The 2010 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) data are available for 3,142 counties and nearly 14,000 Title I-eligible school districts. The data represent the only current, single-year income and poverty estimates available for all sizes of counties and school districts. These estimates are released annually; however, 2007 was chosen for comparison because it was a pre-recessionary year. The 2010 estimates also show that about one-third (1,011) of counties had school-age poverty rates significantly above the national poverty rate of 19.8 percent and 851 counties had rates significantly below. Among the 1,306 counties with total population less than 20,000, 73 counties were significantly above 30 percent poverty for school-age children in 2010. There were 48 counties above 30 percent in 2007. SAIPE also provides county and state estimates for the total number of people in poverty, the number of children under 5 in poverty (for states only), the number of children 5 to 17 in families in poverty, the number of children under 18 in poverty and median household income. School district estimates from SAIPE, produced for the Department of Education to implement provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, are available for the total population, the number of children 5 to 17 and the number of children 5 to 17 in families in poverty. This release includes publication of the 2010 SAIPE Highlights Document, which presents SAIPE statistical trends and explains the sources and approach. Also available is an interactive mapping tool ( is external)), allowing access to the county and school district statistics by selecting the geographic area for display, as well as thematic maps for all concepts available from SAIPE 2010 and 2009. More information can be obtained from the SAIPE main page, .    SAIPE combines the latest American Community Survey data with aggregate data from federal tax information, administrative records on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation, 2000 and 2010 Census statistics and annual population estimates. These statistics, sponsored by the US Department of Education, are used as one of the criteria to allocate federal funds to local educational agencies. In addition, state and local programs use these statistics for distributing funds and managing school programs.Table 1: 2010 Poverty and Median Income Estimates – Counties                            Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch                             Release date: 11.2011last_img read more

Bids for Egypt solar project come in under ¢3/kWh

first_imgBids for Egypt solar project come in under ¢3/kWh FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company is currently reviewing six bids for the 200 MW Kom Ombo solar PV project including two bids both of which were below the $0.03 mark, causing an immediate publicity campaign from the two companies involved, Spanish solar developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Saudi energy giant ACWA Power.On Tuesday, PV Magazine reported that Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) had issued a press release revealing the details of the 200 MW solar energy tender for the Kom Ombo solar PV project which is estimated to be worth $525 million and will be constructed in the Aswan Governorate in the south of the country.At the time, FRV confirmed that it had submitted the lowest bid price of $0.02791 per kWh, followed by ACWA Power with $0.02799 per kWh, and the third lowest offer was offered by Norway’s Scatec Solar at $0.03045 per kWh.Three other bidders were also involved, including three consortiums made up of the consortia EDF-Marubeni-El Sewedy, Engie-Orascom, and Actis-Enerpal, with bids of $0.0315 per kWh, $0.034, and $0.035 per kWh, respectively, according to the Daily News Egypt.However, a day later PV Magazine had to update their story after Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power announced, via a statement to the magazine, that “Hassan Amin, the regional manager of ACWA Power Egypt, declared that ACWA Power offered a price of $0.02799 at the very beginning, then it submitted a discount letter to reach the lowest price – $0.02752.”The fierce competition for Egypt’s solar market is good news as the global solar industry continues to evolve and shift away from traditional juggernauts and new countries looking to build up their store of low-cost renewable energy join the fray.More: Egypt 200 MW solar tender boasts sub-$0.03 bidslast_img read more

The American Dream: Pump Tracks and IPA’s

first_imgI’m not sure when pump tracks were “invented,” but I think I’ve always wanted one in my backyard. Like, before I ever had a backyard. Before I rode bikes. Maybe from birth. My desire for a pump track was more like a primal urge, akin to the drive to eat small animals and procreate.A dirty playground that I can ride in circles, in my own yard.And it only took me 10 years to convince my wife building a pump track was a good idea. Actually my son convinced her. He’s six and obsessed with bikes. Working together, we broke her down until finally she said okay. “But you’ll keep it small?” It was posed as a question but I knew from experience it was not a question. I could build a pump track, but it would be a tiny pump track. I think I started digging before she finished her pseudo question.Sometimes when you dream about something for so long, and then it finally happens, that thing cannot possibly live up to the anticipation and hype you’ve built up in your head. Like, I grew up as a red blooded American boy in the ’80s and ’90s, so I dreamt of two things and only two things: Elle Macpherson, and a Russian invasion that forced me and the rest of my soccer team to fight guerrilla style for freedom. What can I say? It was a simpler time.Now, I know that if Russia did invade or if I did get to take Elle Macpherson to the Olive Garden, it probably wouldn’t be that great.The pump track, on the other hand, is totally living up to its expectations. My son rides it constantly and has friends over to ride it too. This is great because instead of bothering me for snacks or Band-Aids, they ride bikes. In circles. On dirt.Speaking selfishly, the pump track has completely changed my life. The track itself is nothing outrageous, mind you—a couple of tight berms and some rollers in between—but it’s fun. During the day, I take work breaks and knock out 15-minute shred sessions. When the kids get home from school, we ride it together. I’ll knock out a couple of quick loops while I’m cooking on the grill, or taking the trash out. And it’s given me a whole new concept of “Happy Hour.” A small cooler of beer and a couple of buddies, and we have an hour of entertainment.My latest pump track session was enhanced by Missile IPA from Champion Brewing. This is my first beer from the Charlottesville-based Champion. You gotta respect a brewery that calls themselves “Champion” right out of the gate. Missile is a solid IPA, not as sweet and citrusy as some others in this category—it leans more on the pine side of things, and has a really nice drying effect when all is said and done. I’m excited to dig into more styles from this brewery. I have their Kolsch sitting in my beer fridge right now. My beer fridge that sits maybe 25 feet from my pump track. If that’s not the American Dream, I don’t know what is.last_img read more

10 tech-savvy ways to double your income

first_imgby: Terence LooseSmartphone apps, YouTube videos, Instagram, Twitter and the many other high-tech platforms available online are generally used for pleasure, but if you put your skills to use, you can use them to make money. GOBankingRates has put together a list of 10 ways to make extra cash from the Web, complete with difficulty ratings, how much you can expect to earn and some tips from the pros. You might not be able to quit your day job anytime soon, but click through to see how you can build some breathing room into your budget.1. BloggingBlogs are frequently updated websites covering any subject of your choice and written in an informal style. Monetization comes through sponsors or one of the many affiliate marketing sites.The blogosphere is a competitive arena, but with a little bit of technical skill and a lot of patience, you can make a fair amount of money for less than 10 hours a week of effort, said Tim Rolston, who left his well-paying IT position to start the tech blog Through the blog, he and his wife make $1,000 a month for six to eight hours of work per week, he said.Difficulty Rating: IntermediatePro Tip: You’ll need the skills to build a website for your blog. Many people use WordPress or Drupal, said Rolston. Knowledge in a niche area and the ability to write compellingly about it is necessary to help you stand out from the crowd. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Your credit union’s strategic plan success: 5 best practices

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr DDJ Myers speaks to hundreds of credit unions every year. This helped inform us that with the ever-changing industry dynamics facing boards and executive teams, credit unions require a reinvigorated approach to formulating and executing their strategic plans. Board members and management are asking for the same progress in the dialogue during the strategic planning session. We have carefully listened to the challenges that face credit union leadership and boards and constructed five best practices to implement right away for a more successful strategic planning process. Educate your board ahead of time Understand the competitive landscape and the market holisticallyOutline your membership demographics and define your target membershipMap out your credit union’s cultural variables by examining your executive team’s decision-making process and your staff’s strengths Define your credit union’s capacity for change and risk tolerance  continue reading »last_img read more

How you can win a gift card while supporting Tioga County businesses

first_img“You can use it as a gift, you can use it for whatever you want later when you want that actual in-person shopping experience and can go and do that safely,” said Maffei. “The tourism office is responsible for bringing people in from outside the county. And welcoming visitors and encouraging visitors from all over the state and the region and even the nation and the world to come visit,” said Director of Tioga County Tourism Rebecca Maffei. “Gift certificates from local businesses would inject a little bit of revenue into the local economy,” said Maffei. “I mean, I’ve just really been impressed with how people are still staying on the path of ‘we are going to get through this, and when we do we are going to be ready for our customers,'” said Maffei. It’s a creative way to help out the businesses who continue to serve our communities, even when times are tough. Tioga County has had to adjust, reframing its purpose. It has partnered with the Historic Owego Marketplace to purchase gift cards to give away. TIOGA COUNTY (WBNG) — Small, independent shops fill Tioga County, drawing people in year-round. You can find the contest on the ‘Experience Tioga’ Facebook or Instagram page. But because of the coronavirus, tourism is struggling all across New York State. “We had to change to a more community based messaging and say, ‘What can we do to support our small businesses who really need us during this time?'” said Maffei. All you have to do is like the post, like the page, and tag a friend for a chance to win. Experience Tioga posts giveaways on Tuesdays and Fridays. To reach more people within Tioga County, the tourism office started the ‘NY on Pause Contest’ on social media. For more contest details, click here.last_img read more

Almost two thirds of Croats spend their summers on the Adriatic, and costs are the main factor in choosing a destination

first_imgMastercard, in cooperation with GfK – Center for Market Research, conducted an online survey on a sample of 1.027 users, among cardholders aged 18-55 in Croatia, and according to which almost two thirds (62%) of Croats spend their summers on the Adriatic. During their stay on the domestic coast, 46% of respondents will stay in private accommodation, and 41% in their own or family property. Hotel accommodation will be chosen by 12% of Croats, and accommodation in the camp by only 6%. Those with monthly incomes above HRK 12.000 (84%), respondents from Zagreb and the surrounding area (79%) and northern Croatia (71%) plan to spend their summer holidays on the Adriatic in slightly larger numbers. However, a smaller number of respondents aged 50 to 55 have such plans (54%), then those from Istria, Primorje and Gorski Kotar (45%), from Dalmatia (42%), but also those without income (39%). On the other hand, only 22% of respondents do not plan a summer vacation on the Croatian coast.The main source of tourist information is the InternetAs the main source of information about the destinations they travel to, as many as 90% of respondents cite the Internet. This primarily applies to domestic online content and specialized applications and sites such as TripAdvisor.Other sources of information are friends and relatives, which is pointed out by 41% of respondents, followed by travel agencies (12%). Respondents in the age group of 50 to 55 use the Internet somewhat less as a source of information about travel (82%), so they are somewhat more informed by travel agencies (16%). During their stay on the domestic coast, 46% of respondents will stay in private accommodation, and 41% in their own or family property. Hotel accommodation will be chosen by 12% of Croats, and accommodation in the camp by only 6%.Cost is a major factor in choosing a destinationThe main factor in choosing a destination is the cost (77%), followed by the recommendation of friends and family (51%). Also, important factors are distance to destination (38%), online reviews (31%), destination security (26%) and local offer (26%). The most important characteristics of the destination are accommodation costs (61%), price-quality ratio (59%), climatic conditions (39%), transport costs (39%), good transport connections (37%), diverse cultural and gastronomic offer ( 36%), event offerings (24%), nightlife (19%) and shopping opportunities (17%). Accommodation reservation is most common onlineWhen it comes to booking accommodation, the most common way is to book online through specialized booking sites or travel agency sites (40%), followed by direct contact by phone or email (31%). Approximately a quarter of respondents (26%) book accommodation through the accommodation provider’s website, while 13% of respondents do not need a reservation at all. Only 10% of respondents book accommodation by phone or e-mail with a travel agent, while only 8% do so in the office of a travel agency. According to the survey, the fewest are those (4%) who first come to the destination and only then seek accommodation.Online reservations are more common among the highly educated (53%), those from Dalmatia (62%), Istria, Primorje and Gorski kotar (58%) and those with monthly incomes above HRK 9.000 (65%) and HRK 12.000 (45%).Respondents pay almost half of their holiday expenses with cards As many as 60% of respondents pay for accommodation in cash. Accommodation is paid by 14% of Croats by debit card, and by 13% by internet banking. A smaller number of respondents decide to pay in installments. In addition to paying for accommodation, cash is most often used to pay for entertainment and recreational activities such as sports or wellness (42%), then excursions (58%), services in restaurants, cafes, clubs (74%), concert tickets, museums, theaters and galleries (59%) and the purchase of souvenirs (75%).On the other hand, debit cards are the most common method of payment in supermarkets (46%), at gas stations (39%) and in clothing and footwear stores (35%). There are interesting differences in the choice of payment methods between different groups. Those without any income use cash above average (85%) and cards below average (13%). Cash is also used to a greater extent by young people and those from Lika, Kordun and Banovina. Respondents with incomes above HRK 9.000 more often use cards – primarily to pay for catering services (over 50%), but also to purchase daily necessities (more than a third). Women, young people aged 18 to 29 and those without income or a monthly income of up to HRK 5.500 use cash to pay for fuel above average. On average, respondents pay almost half of their holiday expenses with cards (48%). Thus, a significant 40% of respondents use cards for slightly less than 40% of vacation costs, while over 60% of vacation costs are paid by cards for almost a third (30%) of domestic tourists.last_img read more

EPL: Pep Guardiola may break Man City transfer promise

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has previously been adamant about certain transfer decisions As he said in front of the Amazon cameras, Pep Guardiola will defend Manchester City players in press conferences and tell them what he really thinks in the dressing room. Pep Guardiola may have to break a Man City transfer promise His support for some in public has been stronger than others, and few defences can have been as strong as those of John Stones. There was the infamous balls reference, but a year later the manager went further when presented with speculation that the defender could be sold. “I don’t know how people believe we’re going to sell John Stones,” he said in the back end of the 2017/18 campaign when Nicolas Otamendi and Vincent Kompany were proving difficult to dislodge from the starting XI.Advertisement “He is a young player, an international English player. He’s a huge part of the reason why we won the title. I don’t know how long I will be here in Manchester, but as long as I’m here, John Stones will be with us.” Stones has been an important part of two titles wins – the second would surely not have happened without that goalline clearance against Liverpool – and yet, like Sylvain Distin, many are wondering if there is more yet to come from the defender. The 26-year-old finds himself in a similar position to that Raheem Sterling was in in 2017 when he was reported as part of a swap deal with Arsenal taking Alexis Sanchez to City. It felt bizarre to think that Guardiola would want rid of an England international but Sterling hadn’t scored the goals that were wanted. No move ever happened, he stayed, improved his finishing, and will likely now leave the club on his own terms whenever that is. But what of Stones? Four years after signing for the club, the defender is yet to enjoy a full season with form or fitness hampering him and there have been signs this season that the manager has less time for it. Arsenal again have been linked, and depending on price there would surely be other offers if Guardiola did change his mind. There is still time for Stones, as there was for Sterling, to show the improvement that will lead to him becoming a mainstay in the team. Loading… Read Also: UEFA urges leagues to complete suspended football seasonsBut that familiar sense of uncertainty has to be there again after a disappointing year. Where the City manager may have been adamant that Stones will never be sold on his watch back in 2018, ahead of a tournament where the centre-back shone in England’s path to the World Cup semi-final, would the same apply now?It may not come out in a press conference, but Guardiola may need to have a dressing room chat that he didn’t expect to have to make.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like Them8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually Truelast_img read more

Balmont so close in Shaheen

first_img Press Association Eddie Lynam’s Balmont Mast nearly pulled off a 33-1 surprise in the Golden Shaheen at Meydan but just failed to catch Reynaldothewizard. Mullen said: “I was disappointed earlier in the evening as the track rode too slow for Surfer in the Godolphin Mile, so it is really great to win this. “I am delighted for Mr Seemar – I do the easy bit sitting on top of the horse and doing the steering, but it is the trainer who carries out all the hard work and he richly deserves this.” center_img The Satish Seemar-trained winner, ridden by Richard Mullen, had won twice at the Carnival already but was stepping up markedly in class and only held off the Irish challenger by a neck. Tom Hogan’s Gordon Lord Byron met trouble on the rail, but when the gap came he could not quicken, and Godolphin’s red-hot favourite Mental never threatened to get involved at any stage. last_img read more

Pardew dismisses squad problems

first_imgAlan Pardew has blasted talk of a rift within the Newcastle camp as he attempts to guide the club out of relegation trouble. The Magpies have adopted a siege mentality in the wake of last Saturday’s 6-0 humiliation at St James’ Park, which left the club fighting for its Barclays Premier League future. Rumours of unrest within the dressing room surfaced, prompting the official club website to release quotes from senior men Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse insisting all was well. But Pardew came out fighting as he was questioned on the allegations. He said: “As far as I am concerned, the group is very much together, pulling together trying to get a result. The fact that we have a lot of French players and some language difficulties has been torn up and made to be something else. There is no problem and we go to the next game.” Press Associationcenter_img Asked if he had endured difficult a week, he said: “Off the back of a difficult result, yes, very. When you are beaten like that at home, it’s never comfortable and not comfortable to deal with. That’s what we have had to deal with this week. “A lot of criticism has come his way, some of it completely unfounded and left-field, as you would expect when you get a result like that. It’s part and parcel of the game. Some of the wildfire that we have had has just been way, way off the mark. But we put a poor performance in on Saturday and we need to put that right. That’s the most important thing.” Much of the criticism has been levelled at Newcastle’s reliance on French players amid suggestions that some members of the overseas contingent do not understand the gravity of the situation into which the club has slipped. However, Pardew insisted that was nonsense. He said: “I just find that accusation insulting, if I am honest. If you think because some of our players are from a foreign country, they are not bothered, it’s just ridiculous. “Of course they are bothered. Our frustrations and our professionalism are on the line. But we have our destiny in our own hands, no-one else, and only we can put it right. We have got a little gap and we need to exploit that and make sure we extend it.” That said, Pardew admitted there have been frank discussions at Newcastle’s training headquarters after a black day in the club’s recent history and no-one has been left in any doubt as to what is required from the remaining three games with just five points separating them from Wigan, who have a game in hand, inside the relegation zone. He said: “Yes, of course, but there have not been words that have been out of turn. If you don’t get feedback from your players, trust me, you are not going to be a manager at any level. You need to have feedback and understand what the problems are that they are experiencing on the pitch and then you have to make sure that you have a game-plan that works.” last_img read more