Commissioners to hear chemical dependency report, statistics | News, Sports, Jobs – NUjournal

Commissioners to hear chemical dependency report, statistics | News, Sports, Jobs - NUjournal nevin manimala
Commissioners to hear chemical dependency report, statistics | News, Sports, Jobs - NUjournal nevin manimala

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will receive a chemical dependency report and information on substance abuse changes in the past year at their Aug. 27 board meeting.

The board meeting starts at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27 in the courthouse commissioner’s room.

Information received includes county-specific data on chemical dependency treatment and total expenditures for chemical dependency treatment paid from the Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund (CCDTF) for the past five fiscal years.

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) reform has been discussed often at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and in the legislature the past two years. Updates will be provided on what has changed and what is being proposed.

Commissioners will also consider:

• Entering into an agreement between Brown County Heartland Express and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to purchase a bus in 2020 at a cost not to exceed $88,000. Brown County’s share would be 10 percent of the cost.

• The introduction of three new Human Services staff including adult mental health client case manager Joshua Hopkins and new child protection workers Danielle Maher and Haley Krumm.

• An updated bridge priority list of structurally deficient bridges or ones requested to be replaced by a township. Bridges on the list are eligible for bridge bond funds.

Earlier this year, MnDOT directed counties to consider scheduling replacement of large, corrugated metal culverts that have deflected (bent) 10 percent or more. Brown County has nine bridges with corrugated metal culverts, five of which have deflected more than 10 percent. They have been included on the list. Three are on township roads. Two are on county roads.

The bridge list includes the CSAH 8 bridge over the Minnesota River estimated to cost $1,500,000 to replace in 2022. Federal funds would pay $960,000 of the cost.

Other bridges on the list are on CSAH 10 and 7.

• Scheduling a special board meeting at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24 to do human services director position interviews. A special meeting to select a position finalist is set for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25.

fbusch@nujournal.com

Vikings’ Adam Thielen driven by victories, not statistics – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Vikings' Adam Thielen driven by victories, not statistics - Minneapolis Star Tribune nevin manimala
Vikings' Adam Thielen driven by victories, not statistics - Minneapolis Star Tribune nevin manimala

If you want one reason why Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins struggled in a 20-9 preseason victory over Arizona on Saturday, completing only three of 13 passes for 35 yards, you can look to the absence of wide receiver Adam Thielen, who was a healthy scratch.

And after the game, coach Mike Zimmer said that there’s no doubt this team will have to play with more urgency if it is to succeed this season.

Thielen undoubtedly will play a big part of that. Statistically, his first half last season was one of the best stretches of wide receiver play in NFL history. The undrafted Minnesota State Mankato product recorded over 100 yards receiving in each of the Vikings’ first eight games and totaled 925 yards on 74 receptions to go along with six scores.

Fox News pushes misleading DOJ statistics about non-citizen arrests – Media Matters for America

Fox News pushes misleading DOJ statistics about non-citizen arrests - Media Matters for America nevin manimala
Fox News pushes misleading DOJ statistics about non-citizen arrests - Media Matters for America nevin manimala

Fox News figures and Trump officials are using the report to give the administration further rhetorical ammunition to overturn the 1997 Flores court agreement, which placed time limits on family migrant detention.

This effort to advance  these mass immigration arrests as an illustration of noncitizens launching a supposed crime wave in America is like the classic tale of the man who murders his parents and then pleads for the court’s mercy — on the grounds that he is an orphan.

On the August 22 edition of Lou Dobbs Tonight, host Lou Dobbs claimed that the report “highlights the rise of crimes by non-U.S. citizens in this country.”

Vital statistics for Aug. 23, 2019 – Union Democrat

Vital statistics for Aug. 23, 2019 - Union Democrat nevin manimala
Vital statistics for Aug. 23, 2019 - Union Democrat nevin manimala

Marriages recorded Aug. 12 through Aug. 16 (wedding date given):

June 15 — Forrest Edwin Campbell Jr. and Lynette Christine Cannon

Aug. 3 — Miriam Maria Sagastume and Jose Alfredo Abalos

Aug. 10 — Jacob Warner Alford and Joycelynn Nichole Rebeiro

Aug. 10 — Donte Rashawn TUrner and Kayla Marie Dickerson-Childers

Births recorded Aug. 12 through Aug. 16 (mother’s maiden name given in most entries):

July 27 — A boy, Johonah H Choi, to Aaron Gabriel Choi and Vivien Lisa Rippe

Aug. 3 — A girl, Ariya Alaniz Roe, to Patricia Alaniz Roe

Aug. 7 — A boy, Kevin Christopher Nathan Elsberry, to Michael Philip Elsberry and Alicia Marie Seal

Aug. 7 — A girl, Kamryn Reanne Macenzie, to Lee McArthur Mackenzie and Rebekah Leanne Garvin

Aug. 8 — A boy, Jesse Dustin Forgues, to Jesse Dutin Forgues and Jennifer Marie Croslin

Aug. 8 — A boy, Grady Joel Holcomb, to David Eugene Holcomb and Lydia Ruth Bacher

Aug. 8 — A girl, Lorelei June Livingston, to Nathan David Livingston and Lauren Nicole Rawlinson

Aug. 9 — A girl, Pyper Lynn Robicheaux, to Paul William Robicheaux and Cierra Marie Tittsworth

Aug. 10 — A girl, Nayeli Radine WIlson, to Brandon Joseph Marcus WIlson and Evelyn Radine Petts

Aug. 11 — A boy, Ashton Christopher Fox, to Kevin Christopher Fox and Cailin Dentley

Aug. 12 — A girl, Ellie Joy Allen, to Joshua Ross ALlen and Carissa Jade Stewart

Aug. 12 — A girl, Baylee Marie Morgan, to Michael James Morgan and Heather Elizabeth Fant

Aug. 12 — A girl, Haven Mae Porter, to Jordan Robert Porter and Olivia Lauren Manuel

Aug. 13 — A girl, Charlotte Reigh Cheatwood, to Chase Reno Cheatwood and Kaylie Elise Taylor

Deaths recorded Aug. 12 through Aug. 16:

Aug. 2 — Bill O’Leary Logan

Aug. 4 — Terrance ‘TJ’ Eugene Predmore Jr.

Aug. 7 — Sheila Diane Murphy

Aug. 10 — Cecilia Emma Minarik

Aug. 10 — William ‘Bill’ Joseph Roberson

Aug. 11 — Marjorie Mable Hofer

Aug. 12 — Vonnie June Adams

Aug. 12 — Vernon Douglas Penn

Aug. 13 — Garnet Richard ‘Dick’ Nelson

10 Revealing Statistics About the Beer Industry – Behind the Brews – Summer 2019 – San Diego Magazine

10 Revealing Statistics About the Beer Industry - Behind the Brews - Summer 2019 - San Diego Magazine nevin manimala

Here’s how San Diego, California, and the U.S. stack up against other beer regions, according to 10 different studies

By Bruce Glassman

Published: 2019.08.22 05:16 PM

10 Revealing Statistics About the Beer Industry - Behind the Brews - Summer 2019 - San Diego Magazine nevin manimala

Graphic by Bruce Glassman

As a resident of San Diego, it’s easy to find yourself living in a “beer bubble.” I’m as guilty of it as anyone. I tend to think of San Diego as the center of the beer universe, but the truth is that there are lots of great beer cities all over the world—okay, I’ll admit it—even other great beer cities in America.

A bunch of interesting new statistics have been released lately from the Brewers Association, Cal State University San Marcos, the San Diego Brewers Guild, and other sources, that help to put San Diego, California, and America in perspective from a beer standpoint. Periodically, I think it’s a good idea to digest some of these major stats and facts, just to keep on top of an industry that’s so important to San Diego. At the very least, knowing some of this stuff will help you wow your friends with beer knowledge at the next party you attend.

Here are ten of the most interesting beer-fact things I’ve found lately:

1. Americans don’t drink the most beer per capita (not even close). According to The UK Telegraph and 2018 statistics from Statista, folks in the Czech Republic guzzle 287 pints per person (143.3 liters) whereas Americans, by contrast, drink only about 163.5 pints (20.44 gallons) per person.

2. America doesn’t produce the most beer. According to worldatlas.com, the biggest brewer on the planet is China, which makes 46.54 million kiloliters annually (more than twice the U.S.). We make about 194.2 million barrels annually, according to the Brewers Association.

3. America does appear to have the most craft breweries of any country on the planet. According to alltech.com, there are about 10,000 craft breweries in the world and 86% of them are either in the UK or the USA. According to the Brewers Association, we currently have a total of 7,346 craft breweries in America.

4. Here’s what the U.S. beer industry in general looks like, according to the BA (2018 statistics):

The U.S. beer market generated $114.2 billion in sales in 2018, with craft beer accounting for $27.6 billion (about 24% of the total). It took nearly 26 million barrels of craft beer to create that revenue.

5. Here’s how California stacks up compared to other states in the beer department (statistics are from BA for 2018):

  • California is #1 in total U.S. craft breweries at 900-plus.
  • California is #1 in the economic impact of its beer industry, generating $7.345 billion in 2018.

6. California is way down the states list in terms of per capita breweries at #28 (which translates to 2.9 breweries per 100,000 persons 21+). Vermont holds the #1 spot, with 11.5 breweries per 100,000.

7. California is #2 in total barrels of craft beer produced annually, with a total production in 2018 of 3.42 million barrels. Pennsylvania comes in at #1, with 3.72 million barrels.

8. Californians rank 30th in per capita beer consumption, according to the 2017 statistics from 24/7 Wall St, which says we consume an average of 25.1 gallons per person. New Hampshire chugs to #1 with 40.6 gallons per capita.

9. San Diego’s beer industry continues to outpace the general craft beer industry in growth. According to the San Diego Brewers Guild and statistics from Cal State University San Marcos, San Diego craft beer generated $1.2 billion in economic impact in 2018, with total industry revenue of $848 million. San Diego breweries produced 1.3 million barrels in 2018 and provided an estimated 6,480 jobs for the region.

10. Have you ever tasted the world’s top-selling beer? Probably not. It’s Snow, which is a light lager only available in China. How much Snow is sold every year? A lot. It beats out Bud by more than twice the volume, and, according to the company that makes it, each day they sell enough beer to fill 12 Olympic-size swimming pools.


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Gloomy labor statistics show that the retail apocalypse was worse than we thought – INSIDER

Gloomy labor statistics show that the retail apocalypse was worse than we thought - INSIDER nevin manimala
Gloomy labor statistics show that the retail apocalypse was worse than we thought - INSIDER nevin manimala

The specter of the retail apocalypse still hangs over the whole industry. And the latest gloomy numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that it’s not going anywhere soon.

After reviewing its statistics on the numbers of new jobs created between 2018 and 2019, the bureau cut its annual benchmark of nonfarm jobs by 501,000 jobs.

These numbers aren’t just a sign that President Donald Trump’s signature tax cuts didn’t actually spur more hiring. They’re also an indication that retail is far from out of the woods. The industry was one of the hardest-hit sectors on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of revisions.

As it turns out, the retail trade boasts 146,400 fewer jobs than previously thought, a 0.9% drop.

Read more: These 15 retailers have filed for bankruptcy or liquidation in 2019

This isn’t even the first time this year that the bureau has released job numbers that painted a less-than-rosy picture for the retail industry. In February, it announced that there were 138,000 fewer jobs in retail than previously thought, The Washington Post reported.

When it comes to labor issues, the world of retail has plenty to contend with. Bloomberg reported that private equity has cost 597,000 retail employees their jobs. Meanwhile, topics around the push to raise the federal minimum wage and the rise of automation and e-commerce have also prompted questions about the future of retail jobs.

The changing times have caused some businesses to fall victim to the retail apocalypse, shuttering stores and laying off thousands of workers. Particularly hit-hard states include West Virginia, Vermont, Rhode Island, Ohio, Connecticut, and Maryland, Business Insider’s Hayley Peterson reported.

Sex trafficking statistics in Montana and signs to look for – KULR-TV

Sex trafficking statistics in Montana and signs to look for - KULR-TV nevin manimala
Sex trafficking statistics in Montana and signs to look for - KULR-TV nevin manimala

GREAT FALLS- Children and adults are tricked into the sex trafficking industry through force, fraud, or coercion.

After two recent cases of sex trafficking in Great Falls, law enforcement has a list of warnings people need to look out for.

Cascade County Sheriff, Jesse Slaughter said in some scenarios, kids get tricked into selling themselves for drugs or alcohol which is one-way sex trafficking happens.

Just seven years ago the National Human Trafficking Hotline reported about 3,200 cases of human trafficking. Last year that number had more than tripled (10,949). At the state level in Montana, the highest number of cases reported during the last seven years was 27, but Slaughter said they don’t have local numbers which will soon change.

“The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that we’re a part of has been tracking those so in years to come we will have those statistics on this type of activity,” said Slaughter.

Slaughter said the best way to keep your kids from falling into this trap is to have an open honest relationship and empower them. If they feel comfortable talking to parents, they will less likely get involved. 

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How often do Americans change their underwear? The statistics stink – The Guardian

How often do Americans change their underwear? The statistics stink - The Guardian nevin manimala

Americans are disgusting. Actually, let me rephrase that: 45% of Americans are disgusting. According to a study, 45% of them have worn the same pair of underpants for two days or longer. The survey also found that men are almost 2.5 times more likely than women to wear their underwear for more than a week.

Before you get too grossed out, let me stress that this study should be taken with several pinches of salt. This was not a rigorous scientific investigation published in the Journal of Hygiene; it was a survey conducted by an underwear company to generate free coverage and encourage you to buy new underwear every six months. The company does not reveal how its questions were phrased and is vague about methodology; it does not specify, for example, whether the 2,000 Americans polled were a representative sample or were just college students. In brief, the results stink to high heaven. Nevertheless, the survey went viral and was reported by outlets such as Newsweek, the Independent and the New York Post.

Running a study to come up with a headline-worthy statistic you can use to flog your product is PR 101. I can tell you from my own experience in the ad industry that agencies are full of people desperately designing surveys and cutting data until they generate a juicy statistic for a client. I call these types of stats “advertistics” and I suggest you do too – like 72.5% of writers, my greatest ambition is to one day appear as the source for a word in the OED. With enough patience, you can get a survey to prove anything, no matter how ludicrous. A genetics company, for example, can “prove” that genes determine whether you love or hate Marmite; the US National Dairy Council can claim that 7% of American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

Advertistics are largely harmless fun, intended simply to insert a brand name into a cultural conversation. It’s when you do not see a brand attached to a dubious-sounding statistic that alarm bells should start ringing. You may remember headlines earlier this year claiming that half of Americans admit they use swimming pools to wash instead of the shower. The survey turned out to have been by a PR firm working for the chlorine industry – something a number of news outlets did not initially notice or report.

In general, brand-sponsored studies generate a few headlines and are swiftly forgotten. Sometimes, however, they become received wisdom. Take, for example, the idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – something your mum probably yelled at you multiple times when you were a kid. You can largely thank Edward Bernays, who is considered the “father of public relations”, for drumming this idea into our psyche. In the 1920s, Bernays (who was Sigmund Freud’s nephew) was hired by the bacon industry to increase sales. He did so by surveying 5,000 doctors and asking them if “a hearty breakfast was better than a light breakfast to replace the energy lost by the body at night”. A majority of doctors agreed and the survey results became the cornerstone of an ad campaign encouraging you to start your day with a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs.

This, by the way, is not to say that all statistics are complete bunk. A study conducted by Arwa Mahdawi LLC has found that the small percentage of people who read until the very end of an article are extremely intelligent, very attractive and definitely change their underwear every day. Well done, you.

Arwa Mahdawi is a Guardian columnist