Brundidge presents redrawn districts

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson City Manager Britt Thomas said that the population of each of the districts should be as close to the average population of the city as possible. The city’s population, according to the 2010 census, is 2,076 so the ideal population for each of the five districts is 415.Thomas reviewed the maps which each having a deviation of 3.37.The population distribution for Map One had District 1 with 419 people; District 2, 417; District 3, 408; District 4, 410; and District 5, 422. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Individuals who chose two or more races are District 1, 4; District 2, 6; District 3, 3; District 4, 12 and District 5, 2.The Council will vote on the maps at its Feb. 21 meeting to meet the Justice Department’s deadline of Feb. 28.Thomas said anyone who would like to view the maps is encouraged to visit City Hall or go the city’s website By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Skip Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Proposed Map 2 has a population distribution of 422 in District 1, 417 in District 2, 408 in District 3, 415 in District 4 and 414 in District 5.Thomas said the numbers reflect the population of the districts not the number of voters.The majority population of District 1 is white with 270 whites and 142 blacks. District 2 has black population of 290 and 116 whites. District 3 has 230 whites and 161 blacks. District 4 is a majority black district with 314 blacks and 80 whites. District 5 is also a majority black district with 399 blacks and 12 whites.District 1 has 1 person in the American Indian/Alaskan Native category and 2 in the “other” category. The population distribution for District 2 is 2, American Indian/Alaskan Native residents and 3 other. In District 3, there are 3 American Indian/Alaskan Native residents, 5 Asian residents and 6 other. District 4 has 2 American Indian/Alaskan Native residents and 2 other. District 5 has 2 American Indian/Alaskan Native residents and 7 Asians. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Oh, deer! A sign outside the front door of Olde Enzor Lane took a tongue-in-cheek approach to the break-in that occurred Monday… read more Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen The Brundidge City Council worked from a short agenda Tuesday following an official public hearing concerning redistricting.After the city’s redistricting map submitted to the U.S. Justice Department was found to have contained flawed data, the city council members had to go back to the drawing board to come up with plans for a redistricting map that would meet the approval of the Justice Department.The council has proposed two maps and the public hearing on Tuesday was the second opportunity for citizens to address the council with any questions or concerns about either or both maps. Email the author Brundidge presents redrawn districtslast_img read more

Hollandse Kust (Noord) tender attracts bid from Ørsted

first_img”We deliver a strong bid with a high degree of risk mitigation. We commend the Dutch government for holding on to its tender timelines and its renewable energy targets during a time of global uncertainty. We urge governments worldwide to continue the transition from black to green energy at full speed in order to fight climate change and promote sustainable investment in economic growth and job creation.” The total surface area of the wind farm site within this zone is approximately 125 square kilometres. The existing Princess Amalia wind farm lies within the wind farm zone. Ørsted has revealed its plans to submit a bid in the 760 MW Holland Coast North (Hollandse Kust (Noord)) tender in the Netherlands. The zero-subsidy round of the tender started on 2 April and will close on 30 April. Ørsted’s bid is said to include innovative technologies that will help integrate ever larger amounts of offshore wind in the Dutch energy system, and Ørsted’s Board of Directors has already approved the final investment decision for the project. It consists of two sites located 18.5 kilometres off the west coast of the Netherlands. The two sites will have the combined capacity of between 693 MW and 760 MW.center_img “The Netherlands has ambitious climate targets for both the energy and industrial sectors and is an important market to us,” Martin Neubert, Executive Vice President and CEO of Ørsted Offshore, said. The Hollandse Kust (Noord) is one of three offshore wind areas chosen by the Dutch government to be developed by 2023, as part of the country’s Energy Agreement for sustainable growth. Ørsted is currently constructing the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch part of the North Sea, which will be fully operational later this year. The project generated first power this week. Steven Engels, Country Manager for Ørsted in the Netherlands, said: “The construction of our Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm is so far going as planned, and we expect that Borssele 1 & 2 will be capable of generating enough green energy to power one million Dutch households later this year. We deliver on our commitments and we provide certainty. Ørsted is a strong partner for the Dutch energy transition, providing large-scale, cost-competitive renewable power linked to an ambitious agenda on renewable hydrogen.”last_img read more

Study finds Caribbean-American women at higher risk for elevated mercury levels

first_img Share Share HealthLifestyle Study finds Caribbean-American women at higher risk for elevated mercury levels by: – February 18, 2012 Sharing is caring! 22 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Photo credit: article.wn.comNEW YORK, USA — A new study published by researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health assessed mercury levels in pregnant women and examined dietary and environmental sources of exposure to mercury.The research, which focuses on an urban immigrant community, examined risk factors that may be associated with elevated mercury levels. The study, published this month in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring, found that foreign-born immigrant women from the Caribbean are at higher risk for elevated levels of mercury in the blood, predominantly from dietary sources such as large fish.Laura Geer, PhD, MHS, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at SUNY Downstate’s School of Public Health, and Patrick J. Parsons, PhD, chief of the Laboratory of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, were the main collaborators on the study, “Assessment of Prenatal Mercury Exposure in a Predominately Caribbean Immigrant Community in Brooklyn, NY.” The study elaborates on previously identified risk factors of in utero mercury exposure. Mercury exposure is a continuing concern in immigrant communities due to risk factors such as maternal country of origin, fish consumption, and ritualistic use of elemental mercury in religious ceremonies. For infants and children, the primary health concern is possible damage to cognitive and central nervous system development related to maternal exposure. Geer and her team used a combination of assessment methods to determine exposure levels. A questionnaire designed in collaboration with health professionals from the Caribbean community assessed the frequency of fish consumption, ritualistic practices, occupational exposures, number of dental amalgams, and use of mercury-containing skin and household products.SUNY Downstate is located in an area of Brooklyn, New York that includes one of the largest Caribbean-American communities in the United States. Analysis of cord blood for mercury revealed that 16 percent of samples exceeded the estimated equivalent of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Reference Dose. Cord blood samples generally reflect organic mercury that has been acquired through maternal food consumption. Predictors of cord blood levels included maternal fish consumption and foreign birth of the mother. Urine mercury levels, which are more likely to reflect environmental exposure to inorganic mercury, were significantly lower than cord blood levels. Predictors of urine mercury also included foreign birth of the mother, as well as the number of dental amalgams and special product use. There were no reports of mercury use in ritualistic practices or in cosmetics; however, some women reported use of religious medals and charms. Putting this into context, Geer explained that the elevated cord blood mercury samples seen in some study subjects were still not at levels that are known to be associated with adverse health or developmental effects. However, she notes that the study indicates a need for further study and mercury-exposure prevention efforts tailored to this group, and that subjects were contacted and offered further testing. Furthermore, efforts should target health care providers, health agencies, and community advocates who provide avenues of education for women of childbearing age concerning appropriate dietary fish selection, and potential sources of mercury in the home. Geer pointed out that the new widespread use of fluorescent light bulbs, which contain a small amount of inorganic mercury and may expose people when they break, as well as the possibility of exposure from discarded computer equipment, are two current but little recognized sources. Geer said, “Our study shows that women of Caribbean origin are at high risk for mercury exposure, owing to the consumption of specific types of fish and other factors. Since mercury can harm a child’s development both in and beyond the womb, mercury should be kept at the lowest possible levels. Community education efforts should target Caribbean-American women to accomplish this.” Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more