Public health alert issued for positive COVID case in person who visited JC bar

first_imgThe person was at Fountain’s Tavern, located at 73 CFJ Boulevard in Johnson City on Saturday, Sptember 19th. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department has issued a statement alerting the public of a positive COVID case who visited a local bar. The Health Department asks anyone who was at this location on September 19th between 10:30 p.m. and 12:00 a.m to self-quarantine until October 4th.last_img

New marriage form: No more ‘brides’, ‘grooms’

first_imgNZ Herald 13 April 2013The words “bride” and “bridegroom” will disappear from official marriage forms if Parliament votes, as expected, on Wednesday to legalise same-sex marriages. A departmental briefing paper to the select committee that considered the bill said marriage forms would have to be changed if it passed. “This includes, for example, changing the headings on the notice-of-intended-marriage form to allow for parties of the same sex (i.e. removing headings of bride and bridegroom),” the paper said. The bill would also replace the words “husband” and “wife” in 14 other acts with gender-neutral terms including “spouse”, “married couple” and “any two people (of any sex) who are married”. Internal Affairs spokesman Michael Mead said the department was waiting “for the outcome of the legislative process” before deciding on revised wording for the forms. Canada’s marriage application form uses the terms “applicant” and “joint applicant”. California proposed the terms “Party A” and “Party B” when its state Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage in 2008, but the court’s decision was overturned by a referendum a few months later. Mr Mead said the department would also have to change its computer systems to record the sex of the parties to a marriage, change its brochures and websites about marriage, and train registry office staff.Family First director Bob McCoskrie said more than 15,000 people had signed a web-based pledge to vote against any electorate MP who supports the bill, and against any party whose leader supports it. All party leaders except NZ First leader Winston Peters supported the bill at its second reading last month….The New Zealand bill, sponsored by Labour MP Louisa Wall, passed its second reading on March 13 by 77-44 and Mr McCoskrie conceded that he faced “an uphill battle” to get 17 MPs to change their minds and stop it. A Herald-DigiPoll survey published on March 26 found a dramatic shift in public opinion on the bill. Support dropped from 59 per cent in January to 49.6 per cent, and opposition rose from 38 to 48 per cent. “We always hold out hope,” Mr McCoskrie said. “I think we have turned the public debate, but the political debate is far harder because they just don’t want to listen.” read more

Aurora’s Former Police Chief Receives Probation

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG – The former Aurora police chief will serve one year on probation after he pleaded guilty to battery in a Dearborn County courtroom.Bryan Fields was arrested in December after police responded to a domestic dispute report at his Aurora home. He was accused of battery against his wife and two children.A judge dropped two battery-related charges this week as Fields admitted to one count of battery. Fields had served the city for 16 years before resigning in January following his arrest.Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel was assigned as special prosecutor in the case.last_img read more

Clonmel’s Dave Foley named in Munster line-up

first_imgKeith Earls is in line to make a first appearance of the season having been named on the bench AND Prop Sean Cronin has recovered from a shoulder injury and is also among the replacements. Anthony Foley has named a much-changed side to that which lost to Connacht on New Year’s day.Tipp’s Dave Foley comes into the second row, alongside Billy Holand.  Despite announcing his impending departure from the province, JJ Hanrahan has been named in the centre.Felix Jones is restored at full-back, with Simon Zebo manning the left wing and Ronan O’Mahoney the right. In the pack, there’s an all-new front row with Eusebio Guinazu, Kevin O’Byrne and Stephen Archer all coming into the side. Later tonight, Connacht are in action in the Pro12 as they welcome Edinburgh to the Sportsground at 7:35.last_img read more