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Chicago Cubs ban fan who made seemingly offensive hand gesture on TV broadcast

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailsmontgom65/iStock(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Cubs have indefinitely banned a man from Wrigley Field after the individual was caught on camera this week appearing to make an offensive hand gesture, the team announced.The incident took place during the NBC Sports Chicago broadcast of the Cubs’ May 7 game against the Miami Marlins. A man in a Cubs sweatshirt sitting behind the booth where NBC Sports Chicago analyst Doug Glanville was speaking on camera was observed making an upside-down OK gesture with his hand, which is construed by many as a white supremacist symbol. Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said in a statement Wednesday that the team reviewed the broadcast and “concluded this individual’s actions violated the Guest Code of Conduct.” Kenney said the team was unable to reach the unnamed individual by phone but sent him a letter stating that he would “not be permitted on the grounds of Wrigley Field or other ticketed areas indefinitely.”He added that the man could be prosecuted for criminal trespass if he attempts to re-enter Wrigley Field.Theo Epstein, the Cubs’ president of baseball operations, called the fan’s actions “truly disgusting” and said it “gave [him] shivers to watch” the incident.“I think, appropriately, we’ve made clear how egregious and unacceptable that behavior is, and there’s no place for it in our society, in baseball, and certainly no place at Wrigley Field,” Epstein said.Kevin Cross, senior vice president and general manager for NBC Sports Chicago, said in a statement Wednesday that the fan’s behavior was “reprehensible” and said that it did not “represent the great Cubs fans of our city and those around the country.”Glanville, a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played two stints for the Cubs, said he found out about the gesture after the end of his segment.“I applaud the responsiveness of both the Chicago Cubs organization and NBC Sports in investigating this matter,” Glanville said in a statement. “They have reached out to me and are supportive of my role in the broadcast and continue to have a desire to uphold an inclusive environment at Wrigley Field. They have displayed sensitivity as to how the implications of this would affect me as a person of color.”The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said that while the hand gesture is usually associated with the word “okay,” members of the website 4chan created a hoax in 2017 that claimed the gesture represented the letters W and P for “white power,” hoping that “the media and liberals would overreact by condemning a common image as white supremacist.”For a time, the symbol was a “popular trolling tactic”, but the ADL says that by 2019 it had also become “a sincere expression of white supremacy.” The Southern Poverty Law Center also noted that “a number of alt-right figures” had been photographed using the symbol before the 4chan hoax.ADL officials said that the gesture can still be used to mean “okay” and for other contexts, including for the “circle game,” where participants attempt to trick others into looking at a similar gesture below one’s waist, and as a symbol for the Three Percenter movement, a pro gun rights militia group.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund May 10, 2019 /Sports News – National Chicago Cubs ban fan who made seemingly offensive hand gesture on TV broadcastcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

USS Texas changes command in Pearl Harbor

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Virginia-class submarine changes command in Pearl Harbor Virginia-class submarine changes command in Pearl Harbor Authorities View post tag: USS Texas U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) welcomed a new commander in a ceremony held on the historic submarine piers in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, February 24.Cmdr. Mike R. Dolbec relieved Cmdr. Todd J. Nethercott as the new commanding officer.Capt. Richard Seif, commander, Submarine Squadron One, presided over the ceremony.Laura Bush, former first lady of the United States and USS Texas sponsor, forwarded her regards to the commanding officer and crew of the Texas, which was read aloud to the guest of the ceremony.“Over the last two and a half years, your leadership transformed the Texas crew into an elite team of proud professionals operating at the pinnacle of warfighting readiness,” Bush said. “Your ship plays an important role in the defense of freedom and projection of power around the world.”Seif presented Nethercott a Legion of Merit during the ceremony for his outstanding service as commanding officer. Under Nethercott’s command, Texas completed a Western Pacific deployment, won the 2015 Arleigh Burke Fleet trophy for most improved warfighting readiness in the Pacific Fleet, the 2015 Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence, and most recently a Meritorious Unit Commendation.After official orders were read, Dolbec assumed all duties and responsibilities as commanding officer and addressed his new crew and guests of the ceremony.“Finally to the crew, I am humbled to be before you standing aboard one of the most powerful warships ever constructed,” Dolbec said. “However, all of this ship’s technology and power is meaningless without you – Texas’ heart and soul.”Prior to assuming command, Dolbec reported from Army War College earning a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. View post tag: US Navy Share this article February 26, 2017 View post tag: Virginia-Classlast_img read more

Indiana Conservation Officers Are Hiring

first_imgIndiana Conservation Officers Are HiringIndiana Conservation Officers are currently searching for candidates who are interested in working as a specialized law enforcement officer.  Successful candidates are willing to participate in a hiring process consisting of written testing, physical agility testing, background investigation, formal interview, psychological testing, polygraph, Core Values training, Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and essentials training.The job of an Indiana Conservation Officer is complex and crosses quickly from natural resource enforcement, response and education, to criminal and traffic law enforcement.  Successful candidates must be willing to work in the environment under extreme conditions and learn to operate a variety of patrol vehicles.The minimum requirements needed to begin the hiring process are being at least 21 years of age before the graduation date of the fall 2017 Law Enforcement Academy (Nov. 2017), possess an Associate Degree or 60 credit hours completed toward a Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university or 4 years active and concurrent military service.All interested candidates must pass an on-line pre-screening test on or before November 30, 2016 to be considered for this hiring process.  The website may be accessed at DNRLAW.in.gov and by clicking “Becoming an Indiana Conservation Officer.”“If you believe that you have the qualities that we are looking for we want to hear from you”, stated Danny L. East, DNR Law Enforcement Director.  “The profession of Conservation Law Enforcement is one of challenge, hard work and discipline and we are searching for those candidates who possess those qualities.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

TASTY TIDBITS Dickinson baseball gets new coach in Santana Passing of…

first_img ×BATTLING RAMS – The Dickinson baseball team welcomes Mario Santana (center) as the new head coach. With Santana is scorer Joseph Valentino (left), the team’s representative in Weehawken’s Autism Awareness Challenge, and outfielder Donovan Figueroa. Mario Santana has been an assistant football and baseball coach in the Jersey City school district for many years, serving the Lincoln football program and the Dickinson baseball team.When Danny Suarez had to resign his position as the head baseball coach at Dickinson to pursue a career in law enforcement, Santana was ready for the call to take over. “I was hoping that I could get a chance,” said Santana, who recently underwent gastric sleeve surgery and has already lost more than 200 pounds. “I spent 10 years as an assistant. I figured I paid my dues.”But Santana did think that the excess weight held him back in getting a head coaching position.“It was a little bit of a hindrance,” Santana said. “I couldn’t move around like I wanted to.”The much thinner Santana thought that he should get the opportunity once Suarez moved on.“I wanted to keep the program going in the direction that Danny had it going,” Santana said.In January, Santana received word that he was appointed to the position.“I think the kids were pretty good about it,” Santana said about his elevation to the top spot. “Before I officially had the job, I was in the weight room with the kids, making sure that they got ready,” Santana said.The Rams have stumbled a little out of the gate, losing their first three games, but Santana feels that they will be as competitive as ever this season.“We should be alright,” Santana said.Leading the returnees is senior Julio Suarez, Jr., who won five games on the mound last year and was among the team’s top hitters, earning Hudson Reporter All-Area honors as a utility player.“He’s our main guy,” Santana said. “He hits his spots and he’s pretty good at it. He’s not an overpowering pitcher, but he’s effective.”Junior right-hander Adam Swift is another top returning pitcher.“He pitched for us when he was a freshman,” Santana said of Swift. “He accepts the ball as a challenge.”Junior left-hander Matt Burzynski is another top hurler.“It really helps us a lot that he’s a lefty,” Santana said. “You rarely see a lefty in Hudson County. He throws teams off.” It’s especially true this season, because very few local teams have lefty pitchers.The catcher is senior Modesto Sanchez. He played third base and caught a little last year.Swift is a good first baseman. Suarez will see time at second base, along with Jose Fontan. Senior Elijah Ramos is the shortstop. Ramos played junior varsity last year. Kelvin Arroyo returns to his position at third base.Edgar Garcia is a talented freshman who has found his way into the lineup in left field. Senior Donovan Figueroa is the centerfielder and the team’s No. 2 hitter. Junior Christian Contreras and freshman Jose Garcia are battling for time in right field. The two Garcias are both freshmen, but are not related.Sophomore Brian Torres will see time at catcher and at designated hitter.“I think we could be in the playoffs,” Santana said. “We look like we’re a playoff team.”Only time will tell, but Santana is finally getting the break he so wholeheartedly deserves. The Rams will participate in the upcoming Autism Awareness Challenge in Weehawken, one of several local teams that will play in the three-day event…Speaking of Dickinson, the school is in mourning these days when it was learned that former boys’ basketball head coach Bill “Red” Drennan passed away last week after a battle with esophageal cancer. Drennan was 71 years old.Drennan was the head coach the last time that the Rams won the county championship in the mid-1990s. He coached basketball at Snyder, Dickinson and Marist for almost 30 years. In recent years, Drennan was an assistant coach at Ranney Prep down the shore and for seven years, he was the girls’ basketball coach at Millburn.Drennan collected more than 500 victories over his career. He was truly a legend. Drennan left such a legacy that his son, Sean, is currently the head coach at Dickinson, holding the spot his father once held.“There has been an outpouring of love and support on Facebook, in texts,” Sean Drennan said. “The messages come from his players, some 30-to-40 kids saying that my father saved them from getting into trouble. I’m getting word from them now and they’re adults. It brings you back to the time when he was coaching and it makes me sad. But it feels good that he was so loved and that makes me proud.Added Drennan, “He was the No. 1 influence for me to choose my profession. I love basketball and I always wanted to coach because of him. On the outside, he looked like he was tough. But once you had him and got through those couple of layers, he was a big mush. And my sons were his love.”“Red” Drennan was one of a kind. He’s someone I always looked forward to seeing and interviewing. He will be sorely missed…Congrats to Union City native Nick Galis, who was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last week. Galis was a standout at Union Hill and later Seton Hall University in the late 1970s, but he gains induction for his contributions to pro basketball in Greece (where his parents were born) and became the European League’s all-time leading scorer.Galis was a five-time Most Valuable Player of the Greek League and led the Greek national team to the European championship in 1987. Galis refused to sign with the NBA because it would mean that he was ineligible to play for Greece in international competition…Nick DeStefano has been named as the new head football coach and athletic director at Weehawken High School. Former Hudson Catholic softball coach Jenna Wendolowski did a sensational job as the interim AD for the last few months, but she said she didn’t want the job as AD full-time. The district conducted a search and came up with DeStefano. We’ll have more with DeStefano next week.In closing, there’s nothing that can express my sadness over the news late Wednesday of St. Anthony High School closing at the end of the current school year. It’s beyond sad. It’s a huge part of my life that has been removed. To read more, log onto www.jimhaguesports.blogspot.com for an in-depth retrospective. – Jim HagueJim Hague can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]center_img BATTLING RAMS – The Dickinson baseball team welcomes Mario Santana (center) as the new head coach. With Santana is scorer Joseph Valentino (left), the team’s representative in Weehawken’s Autism Awareness Challenge, and outfielder Donovan Figueroa.last_img read more

Bayonne Little League games of May 5, 2018

first_imgBielan Law defeated Perrucci, 5-4. Bielan: Chris Lopez, Adrian Arbelo and Logan Servodio-one base hit each; Anthony Weimmer: inside the park homer. Standings: Bielan Law (6-1), Kuhl’s (6-1), Borker (3-4), Tarantino (1-4), Perrucci (0-6)Major League:Unico beat J & J Printing, 16-7. Unico: Mike Cordero-three singles, Steven Kass-inside the park homer with four RBI’s, Mike Wermann and Brenden Devine-one base hit each; J & J: Chris Cena-three singles, Dan McMahon-triple, Chris Cunningham-double, James Fowler and Ryan Aidukas-singles.Attisano defeated Hudacko’s, 16-6. Attisano: Adrian Pardo and Aidan Rosario-three singles each, Justin Perry-double and single, Logan Chi and London Ridley-two hits each; Hudacko’s: Nick Malloy-double and single, Jack Regino-two singles, Andrew Farber, Mikey Boehm and Liam Hester-one hit each.Standings: Attisano (6-1), Unico (5-3), Mackenzie (3-4), Hudacko’s (3-6), J &J Printing (2-5) Minor League:Kuhl’s beat Tarantino, 8-2. Kuhl’s: Carmelo Isler-three hits, Aidan Mota-2 hits, David Wermann-base hit; Tarantino: Niko Johnson and Gerard Hester one hit each.last_img read more

Trash Pickup on Regular Schedule for Monday, July 4

first_imgTrash and recycling pickup remain on the regular summer schedule for Monday, July 4. Trash pickup will take place on the holiday. The summer schedule is as follows:Longport Bridge to north end of 9th Street Monday and Thursday (yard waste Thursday)South side of 9th Street to north side of 28th Street, Tuesday and Friday (yard waste Tuesday)South side of 28th Street to 59th Street, Wednesday and Saturday (yard waste Wednesday)There are no interruptions to the summer schedule for trash pickup in Ocean City. The only interruptions in the winter schedule are for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.For more information, see our Trash and Recycling FAQ.last_img

National Day of Awareness on Disposal of Prescription Drugs

first_imgMedicine drop boxes like this one are located at local police departments throughout Cape May County, allowing residents to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is raising awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and encouraging safe disposal of prescription drugs through the American Medicine Chest Challenge – New Jersey (AMCC-NJ) National Day of Awareness being held this Saturday.AMCC-NJ is a community-based national public health initiative held in partnership with law enforcement partnership, with collection sites throughout New Jersey. To find a collection site, visit the American Medicine Chest Challenge website at www.americanmedicinechest.com/.The AMCC-NJ National Day of Awareness, now in its 12th year, provides a unified way to draw attention to the issue of prescription and over the counter abuse and challenge Americans to take the American Medicine Chest 5 Step Challenge.  “During these trying times it is more important than ever that we safeguard our homes and families from the danger of prescription drugs and the opioid crisis,” Angelo Valente, executive director of PDFNJ, said in a press release. “The American Medicine Chest Challenge 5 Step Challenge can help save the lives of our children. We know that many teens who misuse opioids get them from the medicine cabinet of their friends and families, so it is crucial for people to safeguard medicine within their homes.”The AMCC-NJ 5 steps include:Take inventory of your prescription and over-the-counter medicine.Secure your medicine.Dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired medicine at an American Medicine Chest Disposal Site.Do not share medicine prescribed to you.Talk to your children and physician about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. They are listening. For tips, visit the Partnership to End Addiction, NIDA, and Stop Medicine Abuse.“The AMCC-NJ can save lives and we encourage everyone to take the time to secure your home chest today,” Valente said.last_img read more

Middlebury schools prepare to end virtual learning for K-5

first_img Facebook Middlebury schools prepare to end virtual learning for K-5 WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter By Tommie Lee – September 30, 2020 0 374 WhatsApp Credit: Town of Middlebury FB Page The Middlebury Community Schools have decided to end their virtual learning option for elementary students, which means parents of Middlebury’s Kindergarten through 5th grade students have until October 19 to decide whether they will send their kids to school full-time, or withdraw them from the district.WSBT reports the school superintendent feels that the younger kids are missing out by not being in the classroom.Superintendent Jane Allen says if the state of Indiana or the Elkhart County Health Department mandates that there will be no in-person learning, then all children will be provided with options virtual learning at home. Previous articleTrick or Treat at Four Winds Field returns with the South Bend Cubs and South Bend PoliceNext articleElkhart details Halloween plan, safety recommendations Tommie Lee Pinterest Google+ Facebook Google+ Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Press release: A23 junction upgrade plans revealed

first_imgThe A23 is a major route for drivers travelling to and from south London using the M23 and M25, and the junctions between the A23, Star Lane and Netherne Drive in Hooley are often congested. Queuing traffic often blocks access to residential properties driveways, backing up the main carriageway.The scheme includes: These improvements will deliver improvements for drivers and local people alike. The A23 through Hooley is badly in need of improvements. Residents along this stretch often have access to their driveways blocked by queuing traffic, and drivers using the A23 at Hooley have long suffered with congestion with traffic backing up along the carriageway and onto the local roads. This scheme will add an extra lane to relieve bottlenecks in each direction, while upgraded traffic lights will help to optimise traffic flow. And a new shared pedestrian and cycle path will give a safe, convenient alternative to the main road. We are holding two public information events at Hooley Village Hall in Hooley on Friday and Saturday this week so people can come and speak to the project team and find out more about our plans. widening the northbound A23 from Dean Lane Junction to Netherne Drive to two lanes widening the southbound A23 from Netherne Drive to the Esso petrol station to two lanes upgrading traffic signals to improve traffic flow at the A23 junctions with Netherne Drive, Star Lane and Church Street enhanced pedestrian and cycling facilities with a new shared footway and cycleway. This will give cyclists an alternative to the main carriageway. The improvements will increase capacity and help smooth traffic flow on the A23 between Dean Lane to Netherne Drive, and provide journey time savings of around two and a half minutes per vehicle. The upgrade will also help to reduce congestion during the peak hours and improve traffic flow for vehicles entering and exiting the A23. The scheme will also reduce the likelihood of traffic backing up on to junctions further along the A23. The scheme design and traffic modelling indicates that it will not move the problem further along the A23.Drivers, local residents and business owners are invited to find out more about the plans, which will be on show at three public exhibitions at Hooley Village Hall this Friday and Saturday. To find out more about the events, please visit the project web page.Work is scheduled to start next summer, with the upgraded junction fully open to traffic in Spring 2020.Anyone interested in the scheme can visit the project page on the Highways England website, where they can also sign up for updates.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. Sections of the A23 at Hooley will have an extra lane added, upgraded traffic signals will be installed and new pedestrian and cycling facilities will be introduced.Hooley junction is where the M23 motorway terminates, and is a major route from the M25 to Croydon and south London. The 35,000 drivers who use it every day are often held up as motorway traffic merges onto the A23, and queuing traffic frequently blocks access to residential roads.The improvements seek to address both of these issues, and plans are going on show this weekend (Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July).Highways England project sponsor Tommy Whittingham said:last_img read more

Gail’s set to open 22nd bakery outlet

first_imgThe Gail’s Artisan Bakery team is set to open its new bakery site in Clapham Old Town this month.On 28 August, the bakery will open its 22nd shop, selling breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and light supper and breads.Tom Molnar, co-founder of Gail’s said: “We’ve wanted to be in Clapham Old Town for quite some time, so we’re really excited to have found such a brilliant site. The new bakery reflects the lovely village feel of Old Town and we look forward to sharing Gail’s handmade bread with our new neighbours.”The company said the interior of Gail’s Old Town was utilitarian in style, designed around the ‘processes of bread-making, incorporating the use of authentic, natural materials such as wood and concrete parquet tiles, with a focal point of the open kitchen’.Gail’s Artisan Bakery was first set up in 2005, when the founders opened their first bakery in Hampstead.last_img read more