Democratic lawmakers are calling on federal health officials to address racial disparity in vaccine access nationwide in a letter sent to the acting Health and Human Services secretary, Norris Cochran IV. Data from some states has shown hard-hit nonwhite Americans who are eligible to get the vaccine are not receiving it in proportion to their share of the population. In the letter that they sent on Thursday, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, all from Massachusetts, say the agency must work with states, municipalities and private labs to collect and publish demographic data of vaccine recipients.
Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Posts At Ellsworth on Friday, the Bucksport boys won five events but couldn’t overcome the superior depth of the Hampden Broncos, who took top honors in the seven-team meet.Team scores were Hampden 234, Bucksport 116, Caribou 86, Central 50, Ellsworth 47, Hermon 30 and Calais 23.Dom Kone and Vincent Tymoczko each won a pair of events for the Golden Bucks.For the host Ellsworth Eagles, the foursome of Jeremiah Roper, Ben Chapman, Brandon Duarte and Brian Batson opened the meet by winning the four-by-800-meter relay in 8:52.36.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn the girls’ side, Bucksport won four events and Ellsworth three as the Eagles placed third and the Golden Bucks fourth.Team scores were Hampden 173.5, Caribou 168.5, Ellsworth 79, Bucksport 67, Hermon 49, Central 48 and Calais 1.For Bucksport, Liz Beeson was a double winner, out-dueling Ellsworth’s Kara Beal in both hurdle events.Also winning for Bucksport were Kara Churchill with a long jump of 14 feet, 8.5 inches, and Taylor Zeigler-Miller with a javelin throw of 75 feet, 11 inches.For Ellsworth, Darien Lewis led a trio of Eagle runners to the top three spots in the 400-meter dash.Lewis finished with a time of 1:05.39, followed by Kalyn Jackson in 1:06.54 and Brianne Dunn in 1:06.82.Those three runners were joined by Sara Lyons in winning the four-by-800-meter relay in 11:06.27 and the four-by-400-meter relay in 4:39.28. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. admin State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014
New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) A plea alleging lack of sewer connectivity and dumping of waste in storm water drains in Kaushambi has prompted the National Green Tribunal to direct the civic bodies in Ghaziabad to identify places where sewer water is being dumped in the storm water drain.A bench headed by Justice U D Salvi directed officials of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam and Ghaziabad Development Authority to carry out a joint survey and file a map showing all sewers which are connected to storm water drains. “For redressal of the grievances made in the present application, the Respondent No 1 and 2 (Gaziabad Nagar Nigam and GDA) submit that joint survey by them will have to be carried out for bringing on record sewers which are being emptied in the storm water drain.”Let this joint survey by Respondent No. 1 and Respondent No 2 be carried out and the result of the survey along with the sketch/map showing the sewers connected to storm water drain be placed before us on or before the next date of hearing,” the bench said.During the hearing, the Commissioner of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam undertook before the bench to clean all the storm water drains within Kaushambi township before July 1, the next date of hearing.The order came while hearing a plea by Kaushambi Apartments Residents Welfare Association (KARWA) which had alleged that land sold off by Ghaziabad Development Authority to Yashoda Hospital, Supertech, Raj Residency and others in eastern part of Kaushambi area does not have sewer connection.advertisement”As the sewer lines were never laid by private builders and entire untreated sewer is being dumped directly in drain in violation of environmental laws/NGT orders.”Ghaziabad Development Authority as the development authority did not check provisioning of these basic facilities at the time of according clearances for occupation to them,” the plea had said.It had also contended that Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (PVVNL), which distributes power, has dug up large portions of road for laying high tension cables and has not levelled it. PTI PKS RKS PAL