Vermont has lowest rate of wireless-only households

first_imgOklahoma leads the nation in the percentage of households with cell phones only, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than a quarter of households (26.2 percent) in Oklahoma had only wireless and no landline phones in 2007. On the other end of the spectrum, only 5.1 percent of households in Vermont were wireless-only in 2007.The report from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, “Wireless Substitution: State-level Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-December 2007,” is the latest report on wireless substitution in the United States.”These findings are important to CDC because many of our largest surveys are done on calls to landline phone numbers. All of those adults with only cell phones are being missed in these surveys,” said Stephen J. Blumberg, health scientist with CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics and lead author of the study.In addition to Oklahoma, states with the highest percentage of wireless-only households are Utah (25.5 percent), Nebraska (23.2 percent), Arkansas (22.6 percent) and Idaho (22.1 percent). States with the lowest percentages, following Vermont, are Connecticut (5.6 percent), Delaware (5.7 percent), South Dakota (6.4 percent) and Rhode Island (7.9 percent).The report also shows the percentage of adults who use only wireless phones is also highest in Oklahoma (25.1 percent) and lowest in Delaware (4 percent). The District of Columbia also had a high percentage of adults who use cellphones only (25.4 percent).The percentage of wireless-only phone use among households and adults varies greatly within regions. For example, in the Midwest, the state that has the most wireless-only households, Nebraska (23.2 percent), borders the state with the least, South Dakota (6.4 percent).Results from previous CDC reports on wireless substitution show wireless-only phone use continues to grow on a national level. A recent report found that 17.5 percent of U.S. homes had only wireless telephones during the first half of 2008 — nearly 3 percentage points greater than the estimate for 2007 (14.7 percent). The percentage of adults using only wireless-only phones also grew from 13.6 percent in 2007 to 16.1 percent in the first half of 2008.The full report is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr014.htm(link is external).CONTACT: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center forHealth Statistics Office of Communication, +1-301-458-4800/PRNewswire-USNewswire — March 11/SOURCE Centers for Disease Control and Preventionlast_img read more

NFF calls for prayers against deaths, kidnappings of players

first_img Loading… President of the Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick said the deaths of three footballers in a horrendous auto crash along Benin-Agbor Road on Sunday, among them Rangers International FC star forward Ifeanyi George, and the kidnappings of Enyimba FC’s Dayo Ojo and Abia Comets’ Benjamin Iluyomade in Ondo State some hours later were huge causes for concern in Nigeria’s football firmament. “These sorrowful incidents are becoming too much for us to bear. We must seek spiritual solace and seek help from Almighty God. I am short of words following these deaths and kidnappings. We must all get involved in prayers to Him to stop the tap of grief and sorrow in our football sector. “I am heartbroken. Not long ago, we lost Tiamiyu Kazeem of Remo Stars Football Club and Chineme Martins of Nasarawa United in different circumstances. We need to call on God to show us mercy and stop these unfortunate happenings.”Advertisement George, a former Home-based Eagles star who featured for Nigeria at the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco early in 2018, died in a car crash alongside Emmanuel Ogbu, a player of Rangers International Feeder team and Eteka Gabriel, also a football player. All were in a car that ran under a stationary trailer on the Benin-Agbor Road. Some hours later, in Ondo State, Enyimba FC of Aba’s Dayo Ojo and Abia Comets’ player Benjamin Iluyomade were reported kidnapped in the Owo area of Ondo State. Read Also:Dare Mourns Rangers’ Ifeanyi George, others “We also earnestly appeal to the kidnappers of Dayo and Benjamin to release them unhurt to their families. We are going through too much at the same time, with the coronavirus pandemic also around. We need serious prayers from everyone in the football family,” Pinnick added. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Of The Most Successful Female Racers To Know AboutThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World20 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Siberia5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Nigeria Football Federation on Monday called on all members of the country’s football family including stakeholders to pray hard in view of recent deaths and kidnappings of football players which have caused serious concern in the polity.last_img read more

Thursday September 26th Local Sports

first_imgDETROIT (AP) — On Wednesday night, the stars were Randy Dobnak, Luis Arraez and Eddie Rosario — but really it could have been anyone.The Minnesota Twins are AL Central champions because of contributions from all over the roster.Arraez and Rosario homered, and Dobnak allowed one hit in six sparkling innings to lead Minnesota to a 5-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. The Twins later clinched the division title when Cleveland lost to the White Sox in Chicago.It’s the first division title for Minnesota since 2010 and will be only its second postseason appearance since then. The Twins (98-60) have their highest victory total since the 1970 team also won 98 games.Minnesota wrapped up its win over the Tigers well before the Chicago-Cleveland game ended. That game was on television in the Minnesota clubhouse, where the Twins ate, played cards and waited calmly for a possible celebration.As the White Sox closed out that 8-3 victory — first letting the Indians load the bases in the ninth inning — shouts could be heard in the hallway outside the Twins’ clubhouse.The previous decade was much more successful for Minnesota, which won the division in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2009. That run abruptly came to an end another AL Central title in 2010. Now the decade of the 2010s will end the way it started — with the Twins atop the division.They’ve won with an offense that is tied for the major league lead in home runs with a record 299. That’s been a team effort, with five players hitting over 30 and three more with over 20. The homer by Arraez was only his fourth of the season.The winning pitcher Wednesday was a rookie who two years ago was playing for the Utica Unicorns of the United Shore Professional Baseball League. The Twins signed Dobnak to a minor league contract that year. The 24-year-old Dobnak (2-1) allowed no scoring by Detroit after an unearned run in the first. INDIANOLA – The NIACC women’s golf team placed third with a 362 at the Simpson College Fall Invitational on Wednesday.Host Simpson was the team champion with a 338 and Grand View was second with a 352 in the seven-team tournament at the Indianola Country Club.NIACC was led by freshman Thea Lunning with a career-best 41-38 – 79. Lunning was third in the individual medalist competition.Also for NIACC, sophomore Jordyn Barragy shot a career-best 40-43 – 83. Last spring at the Simpson College Invitational, Barragy shot a 102.Freshman Ashley Voves shot a 47-50 – 97 and Abby Murray shot a 47-56 – 103.NIACC returns to action Sunday at the Waldorf University Invitational at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club in Albert Lea, Minn. IOWA CITY — Iowa is a better than three touchdown favorite against Middle Tennessee State but freshman center Tyler Linderbaum says the 14th ranked Hawkeyes will not be looking past the Blue Raiders. Iowa enters its final non-conference game with a 3-0 record.Middle Tennessee State is averaging just over 414 yards of offense in a 1-2 start. Hawkeye defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon.A major factor in Iowa’s solid start has been the kicking of Keith Duncan. He is perfect on eight field goal attempts and kicked four of them in an 18-17 win at Iowa State.Kickoff at Kinnick Stadium is scheduled for 11 o’clock, with the pre-game show scheduled for 9 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO AMES — Iowa State receiver La’Michael Pettway says the Cyclones are confident heading into Saturday’s Big 12 opener at Baylor. The graduate transfer from Arkansas has 12 receptions including three touchdowns in a 2-1 start to the season.Pettway says quarterback Brock Purdy shows leadership qualities rarely seen in a sophomore.Pettway says Purdy has a very high football IQ.Kickoff on Saturday between Iowa State and Baylor is scheduled for 2:30.center_img DETROIT (AP) — Minnesota reliever Sam Dyson had surgery on his shoulder, ending the right-hander’s season and potentially putting 2020 in jeopardy as well. Dyson had the capsule repair operation Tuesday in California. Manager Rocco Baldelli said the timeline isn’t firm, but it could be a year before he can pitch in a game again. The Twins acquired Dyson from San Francisco at the trade deadline this year. WEST BURLINGTON — The NIACC volleyball team picked up a three set sweep at Southeastern Community College last night. The Lady Trojans won 25-21, 25-14, and 25-19. NIACC is now 15-5 overall and 3-1 in conference play. They’ll travel to Waverly on Friday to face the Wartburg College junior varsity.last_img read more