Persons who visited Endwell bar, Endicott restaurant test positive for virus

first_imgThe first, the department says a person who visited The Brickyard on Hooper Road in Endwell tested positive for the virus. If you were at the bar from 6 to 7 p.m. on July 11, the health department asks you self-quarantine until July 25. If you were at the restaurant from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on July 15, the department asks that you self-quarantine until July 29. Symptoms of the virus include cough, fever and shortness of breath.center_img (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department has issued two public health statements Friday. The second, the department says someone visited Wingz on North Street in Endicott tested positive for the virus.last_img read more

Spike in child abuse cases as schools sound alarm

first_imgDom Post 2 Feb 2013More than 150,000 cases of child abuse were reported last year and it’s schools that are increasingly raising the alarm. Principals said the spike in abuse and neglect had resulted in increased skin diseases such as scabies, and aggressive and violent children in the classroom. Social workers in schools are heavily relied on and at Cannons Creek Primary School the public health nurse is busier than ever. Principal Ruth O’Neill said children living in poverty and neglect had led to a rise in skin problems.Last year 9447 notifications were made by teachers and social workers in schools out of a total 152,800 notifications to CYF. More than 61,000 of those required follow-up. Overall notifications increased by 1 per cent from 2011 but those that came from schools were up by 1332. At Masterton’s Lakeview School, it’s aggressive, violent and angry children that principal Ed Hodgkinson worries about most. “These children see it and live with it and often bring it to school.” Two families a year used to be normal for Waitara Central Primary School principal Sharren Read to refer to CYF. “In the last 18 months it’s been more like two or three a term.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/8253779/Spike-in-child-abuse-cases-as-schools-sound-alarmlast_img read more

UWF Cross Country Teams both Finish in Top 10 at the Covered Bridge Invitational

first_img Share UWF Cross Country Teams both Finish in Top 10 at the Covered Bridge Invitational Aug. 31, 2007BOONE, N.C. – The Argo women’s Cross Country team finished 7th in the Covered Bridge Invitational in Boone, North Carolina on Friday afternoon. While Georgia won the meet with a team score of 27, and Florida State was second at 35, the Argos finished as the top D-II school of the five participating, with a team score of 209. Senior Diana Sitar was the top UWF runner in the 5k (3.1 miles) event with a time of 19:25. Susan Kuijken (Florida State) was the overall winner in 18:01.The UWF men’s Cross country team finished 8th as a team in the 8k event (5 miles), and second of the five D-II schools. Florida State won the men’s meet with a team score of 25, while Appalachian State was second at 68. The Argos team score of 236 was just behind the top D-II school Lenoir Rhyne (225). The top UWF runner was Junior Eric Mayes, who finished 52nd in 27:33. The overall winner was Mark Buckingham of Florida State, in a time of 25:34.Coach Matt Dobson thought the first meet went well for the Argos. The men were missing their top two runners, and had three Freshmen in their top five runners. “I know that we will have to rely on Freshmen this year for the men’s team, and there is no substitute for experience,” and this meet provided that with the strong D-I schools in the meet. Freshmen Reynolds Griner (68th; 28:20), Jared Black (72nd; 28:32), and Josh McEachin (77th; 28:55) were among the Argos top five runners. Junior Justin Gates was the other top Argo finisher at 73rd place in a time of 28:33.The UWF Women’s team has a little more experience, with only one Freshmen in the top five. Coach Dobson was very pleased with their performance, stating that “the girls showed they are ready to compete very well at our level (D-II).” Sitar was the leader with a very strong finish, nearly one minute better than her previous time on the Covered Bridge course, which is a challenging hilly course. Sitar finished 21st overall out of 115 runners. The other finishers for the women were; Junior Katherine Ragia (52nd; 20:33), Junior Margaret Harter (69th; 21:11), Freshmen Kelli Midden (85th; 22:02), and Senior Lindsey Failing (96th; 23:11).The other finishers for the Men’s team included; Andrew Maedel (85th; 29:26), Nick Maedel (86th; 29:38), Scott Lydick (89th; 29:49), Sean Jansen (98th; 30:57), and Tyler Sowell (107th; 32:19). 117 men finished the 8k course. The men’s and women’s Cross Country teams compete again next Friday, September 7th in the Mountain Dew Classic at Gainesville, Fla. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more