Worker says he was fired from job for wearing Trump hat

first_imgA Virginia man says he was fired from his job at a shipyard after he refused to take off his MAGA hat.The Virginian-Pilot reports that Dave Sunderland was fired last week from Newport News Shipbuilding. The private firm builds the nation’s aircraft carriers and some of its submarines.Sunderland said the human resources department said he violated a policy that bars yard workers from “campaigning” while on the job. A spokesperson for Newport News Shipbuilding says the company doesn’t allow political campaign or partisan political activities on company property.last_img read more

My Conscience is Clear: Ashwin on ‘Mankading’ Jos Buttler

first_imgMohali: A day after Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler said that the rules of ‘Mankading’ needed clarity, Kings XI Punjab skipper R. Ashwin reiterated his decision to ‘Mankad’ Buttler, adding that his ‘conscience was clear’.“There is nothing to defend,” Ashwin said on Thursday. “As I said in the press conference that day, it happened instinctively, it was not a plan that ‘Buttler will go outside (the crease) and I have to get him’. Although he did do it four or five times. They didn’t want to take risks against my bowling that day, so what they were doing was pushing the ball on the leg side and trying to take twos.“I saw that he’d done it (backing up too far) four or five times, and it’s there in the rules that if the batsman goes out of his crease, you can run him out. It’s the batsman’s responsibility to stay behind the crease.”Ashwin said that those who know the spinner would never say that he would do something illegal. “Those who know me well know that I will never do something illegal. You can’t say that ‘Ashwin is a villain because of this’ as that is not my character trait. You don’t tell someone who has hit a bowler for 30 runs in an over that he is not a good person. He will hit the bowler, that’s part of the game.“And whatever rule is there in the game, I took advantage of that. I’m not denying I did that, but that’s the rule. If someone doesn’t like it, and you think it doesn’t fit into ‘sportsmanship’ in cricket, then you should remove the rule. As long as the rule is there see our (bowlers’) foot can’t go beyond the line. Even the line belongs to the batsman. And in this rule, the only thing is the bat should stay in the crease. The batsman still gets two yards, he can be outside the crease, with his bat inside.”England batsman Buttler was ‘Mankaded’ by Ashwin at a crucial moment in the match that Rajasthan went on to lose. The manner of the dismissal created ripples across the cricketing fraternity and beyond, with many former greats of the game lambasting the Indian off-spinner for breaching the ‘spirit of the game’.The MCC, which initially said it was not against the spirit of the game, later backtracked on its statement, saying the act was not right.Ashwin said the bowling community is always victimised in such cases.“The only factor which sort of makes me uncomfortable is how the bowling community is being victimised,” Ashwin was quoted as saying by India Today. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Syracuse football: 5 keys for the Orange against Wake Forest

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 11, 2015 at 4:38 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Syracuse takes on Wake Forest in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener on Saturday after thrashing Rhode Island 47-0 last week. Here are five keys to the game.For the rest of The Daily Orange’s coverage of the Orange and the Demon Deacons, click here.1. Eric DungeyEntering the summer, Dungey expected to redshirt. But after winning the backup quarterback job in training camp, he became SU’s “next man up.” He went 10-for-17 with 114 yards and two touchdowns last week against Rhode Island. But now he faces an ACC opponent for the first time. While a portion of Syracuse fans believe Dungey will provide a better option than Hunt he’s unproven and is just months removed from his high school days.2. Ben LewisAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith sophomore hybrid Ervin Philips being ruled out for Saturday’s game, junior hybrid Lewis has a chance to emerge as a difference-maker for Syracuse. Against Rhode Island, Lewis only had one catch for -1 yards and one reception for 16 yards. Philips missed the second half last week, but still Lewis didn’t contribute much.The converted wide receiver lined up approximately 12 times in the slot and nine times on the wing in SU’s Fan Fest scrimmage in August. Considering Saturday will be freshman quarterback Dungey’s first career start, Lewis could provide a safe option underneath on crossing patterns.3. Third downsAgainst Rhode Island, Syracuse set the tempo by going 11-of-19 on third downs while the Rams converted just 1-of-11. In what is expected to be a defensive matchup, the team that can move the chains more often will be able to establish a rhythm. In last year’s matchup — a 30-7 SU victory — Syracuse won the third-down battle with a 47.4-percent conversion rate while the Demon Deacons moved the chains on just 20 percent of third downs.4. Field positionWake Forest punter Alex Kinal was named to the ACC’s second team after last season. He averaged 43.6 yards per punt and went 81 straight without a touchback in 2014. Meanwhile, SU’s Riley Dixon averaged 43.4 yards per punt last season. Neither offense includes much explosiveness so the most exciting fireworks might come on fourth down, meaning Kinal and Dixon could play significant roles.5. Staying healthyUntil Syracuse can make it through a game without losing two of its most important players, this will still be a key. Terrel Hunt was SU’s most important player heading into the season and less than eight minutes into the season opener his year was over. At the start of training camp, head coach Scott Shafer called last year, “one hell of a freakish year of injuries.” He changed the practice format to help players’ bodies, but still, it’s only Week 2 and Syracuse has to overcome losing two of its top three offensive playmakers. Commentslast_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: October 10, 2013 report

first_img by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Zechariah Voshell, born in 1989, of Wellington was charged with theft, a level 9 felony for items valued over $1,000 but less than $25,000; and two counts of theft, a Class A misdemeanor under $1,000.Voshell is accused of stealing a white 2009 Toyota Camry valued at $17,200, a Ryobi 18-volt cordless drill valued at $200, and a Motorola cell phone valued at $50.•••••Jacob Ginn, born in 1979, of Caldwell was charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Ginn is accused of causing bodily harm to a household member by slamming a center console lid onto her wrist. He also used abusive language during the incident. His case was continued to today.•••••Gerald Helms II, born in 1975, of Argonia is accused of domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and criminal threat, a level 9 felony.Helms is accused of angrily shoving a family member and spitting on her. He also used abusive language and threatened to kill her. His case is continued to Oct. 24.•••••Gary Phillips, born in 1989, of Caldwell is accused of possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. His case has been continued to Oct. 17.•••••Christina McGinn, born in 1991, of Wellington, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; driving while license was suspended or revoked, a Class B misdemeanor; failure to provide proof of insurance, a Class B misdemeanor; and failure to stop at stop sign, a traffic infraction.McGinn is accused of possessing methamphetamine inside a purple straw; marijuana; and a purple straw, metal spoon and two syringes while driving with a suspended license. McGinn allegedly had no insurance after being being pulled over for not stopping at a stop sign at the intersection of Main Street and Central Avenue in Caldwell on Sept. 19.Her case was continued to today.•••••Steven Shamblin, born in 1989, of Wellington was charged with aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, a level 6 felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony.Shamblin was accused of threatening a Wellington police officer with a pry bar. He also allegedly had a glass pipe with white residue and methamphetamine in a baggy in his pocket.•••••Adam Nottingham, born in 1988, of Wellington was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Nottingham is accused of punching another person in the face during an argument. He also allegedly had in his possession a multicolored glass marijuana pipe in his girlfriend’s bedroom which was found by law enforcement after the disturbance.•••••William Preston, born in 1977, of Wichita was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Preston is accused of having methamphetamine in a small clear baggie in his right front pocket and a glass smoking device in his left front pocket. His case is continued to Oct. 10.•••••Christie Bridges, born in 1961, of Mayfield was charged with driving under the influence, a misdemeanor; possession of narcotic drugs, a level 5 drug felony; and speeding 81 mph in a 55 mph zone.Bridges is accused of driving a 2009 Ford Flex in the 300 block of East 90th Ave. while under the influence of any drug or combination thereof rending her incapable of driving the motor vehicle on Sept. 11.She also allegedly had in her possession Xanax pills. Her case has been continued to Oct. 24.•••••Michael Horn, born in 1990, of Wellington was charged with burglary of a dwelling, a level 7 felony; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Horn is accused of entering a dwelling at 1721 North C St. in Wellington without the owner’s permission to steal a .45 caliber Springfield Armory 1911 handgun valued less than $1,000 on Sept. 30.The case has been continued to today at 1:30 p.m.•••••Airlen Lackey, born in 1982, of Oswego, Ore. was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.Lackey is accused of possessing marijuana located in a black pouch between the driver’s seat and the door frame of his car in which he was a passenger. He also allegedly possessed a black pouch, clear sandwich bag, clear plastic container and a purple glass pipe.He also is accused of preventing a Sumner County Sheriff Deputy from conducting a probable cause search by refusing multiple times of allowing the officer to do so. Lackey allegedly had to be taken to the ground.His case is continued to today at 9 a.m.•••••Jimmy Wilson, born in 1992, of Caldwell was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Wilson is accused that on Sept. 27, 2013 of punching another person in the face and engaged in mutual brawling with two male individuals. His case was continued to today at 9 a.m.•••••Deonta Wiseman, born in 1992, of Oxford was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Wiseman is accused of possessing marijuana in a plastic baggie on Sept. 10, 2013.••••• William Harris, born in 1987, of Wichita was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Harris is accused of on Aug. 2 having a marijuana cigar in his driver’s side door and a small baggie of marijuana with cigar rolling paper and a plastic baggie.•••••Ronnie Bryant, born in 1953, of Topeka was charged with driving under the influence, his fourth offense, a felony; driving while being a habitual violator, a Class A misdemeanor; operating a vehicle in which ignition interlock device is required, a Class A misdemeanor, and transporting an open container, an unclassified misdemeanor.•••••Mechelle Lozano, born in 1979, of Wellington was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Lozano is accused of possessing marijuana on Aug. 2, 2013, and having a syringe.Lozano was later charged with two counts of theft, Class A misdemeanors for items under $1,000. Lozano is accused of taking a Gateway laptop valued at $500 and an Acer laptop also valued at $500.•••••Jeremiah Johnson, born in 1980, of Cushing, Okla. was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor for items under $1,000.Johnson is accused of taking a livestock feeder from a Sumner County farmer valued at $250 on Sept. 23, 2013.••••• Lana Purkey, born in 1970, of Wellington was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanors.Purkey is accused of possessing meth, a syringe, and a glass pipe on August 2, 2013.•••••Tyree McClellin, born in 1995, of Wichita was charged with cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor.McClellin is accused of failing to provide food, potable water and other care as needed for four horses for several weeks as noticed by a neighbor on Aug. 25, 2013.•••••Vincent Myers, born in 1975, of Wellington was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanors.Myers is accused of possessing meth, a syringe, and a glass pipe on Aug. 2, 2013.last_img read more