Starbucks apologizes after 2 sheriff’s deputies say servers ignored them

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Starbucks is in the spotlight again for alleged mistreatment of law enforcement officers.The Riverside County, California, sheriff’s department claims that two of its deputies were refused service at a Starbucks location on Thursday night.Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco tweeted late Friday, “The anti police culture repeatedly displayed by Starbucks employees must end.”The incident comes two weeks after an Oklahoma police officer’s Starbucks order had the name “Pig” printed on one of the cups. Starbucks fired the worker it says put the offensive word on the cup, and apologized to law enforcement.“This language is offensive to all law enforcement and is not representative of the deep appreciation we have for police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe,” the company said in a statement following the incident.When contacted about Thursday night’s incident in Riverside County, a Starbucks representative told ABC News that the two California deputies were in uniform when they visited the Starbucks at around 11 p.m., and were ignored by workers for about five minutes.“There is simply no excuse for how the two deputies were ignored,” said Starbucks spokesperson Reggie Borges. “We’re deeply sorry for that.”The company contends the deputies were not refused service, but that employees were simply not attentive. Starbucks is launching an investigation into the incident to better understand if the deputies were intentionally ignored by the employees.While the investigation is underway, the employees who were on duty are not being scheduled to work. Starbucks leadership will travel to the location to fully understand what unfolded, company representatives said.Starbucks officials also said they have reached out to Sheriff Bianco to apologize.“We really want to connect with the two deputies, apologize directly, and hear their stories,” explained Borges. “We take full responsibility for any intentional or unintentional disrespect to law enforcement.”Starbucks says it is a violation of policy to not serve a customer for such a long period of time. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Read More »

South Jersey Track & Field Hall of Fame Inducts Two Members from the Ocean…

first_imgWilliam MorelandOCEAN CITY, NJ- Ocean City High School’s William Moreland and John Richardson are being inducted into the South Jersey Track & Field Hall of Fame Class of 2016 for their excellent achievements in athletics.On March 20th, 2016, the South Jersey Track & Field Hall of Fame will hold a banquet for newly initiated members at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin, NJ. The banquet starts with a reception at 4:30PM, followed by dinner at 5:30PM. Each inductee will be introduced by the Master of Ceremonies and have the opportunity to give a short speech. New members will receive a Hall of Fame ring.The association was formed in 1970 to support high school track & field and cross country organizations in South Jersey. They organize South Jersey school competitions for cross country, indoor and outdoor track, as well as sponsor end-of-year season awards banquets. The Hall of Fame was founded in 2005 in order to honor the incredible athletes, coaches, officials, and supporters in the South Jersey track & field and cross country community. There are currently 109 members instated in the Hall of Fame, which holds an initiation banquet every year with around two to three hundred guests in attendance.William “Bill” Moreland, a recently retired teacher and coach, is known for his dedication and talent for developing some of South Jersey’s finest runners (John Richardson, Brett Johnson and Mile Schoedler, Brittany Sedberry, Renee Tomlin, and Devon Grisbaum) and winning many State Sectional and State Group titles. Graduating from Abington High School, he later attended Elizabethtown College for his Bachelor’s degree and the University of Delaware for his Master’s. He began teaching mathematics and coaching spring and winter track and cross country at Ocean City in 1979. For his 35 years of employment there, Bill never once took a sick day. He has also never missed a day of running in the past 40 years. Bill retired in 2008 and is married with two daughters. He can still be seen running the island every morning.John Richardson graduated from Ocean City High School in 2003 and is one of the greatest middle distance runners in South Jersey history. While running for Ocean City, he achieved an unmatched double victory in the 800 and 1600 at the 2003 New Jersey Spring Meet of Champions. He also took home a victory at the Penn Relays High SchoolMile in April 2003. He continued his success at the University of Kentucky, becoming the third South Jersey runner to run a sub-four-minute mile.Ocean City has had three other members previously inducted into the Hall of Fame. Archie Harris (Discus 1937) was inducted in the Class of 2008, while Coach Mike Naples and Melody Sye O’Reilly (Middle Distance 1984) were seen in the Class of 2011.To attend the South Jersey Hall of Fame Banquet, contact the Committee Chairman, Bill Collins, at (856) 381-7763 or [email protected] to make a reservation. Reservations are required. The cost is $50 per person, or $20 for children under 12.John Richardsonlast_img read more

Read More »

Watch Out Purists, High Definition Vinyl Is Coming Soon

first_imgVinyl records may be an old-school form of technology, but that doesn’t mean more advancements aren’t on the horizon. In particular, it looks like “high definition” vinyl is about to give the purists something new to fawn over (or even complain about).Pitchfork reports that a 2016 European patent filing describes a new way to create vinyl records that have higher audio fidelity, longer playing times, and a louder volume than their standard definition counterparts. Furthermore, an Austrian startup called Rebeat Innovation just received $4.8 million in funding to bring the technology to market, and the company believes the new HD vinyl could be available as early as 2019.Rebeat Innovation founder and CEO Günter Liobl explained that the promising tech involves digitally converting the audio to a three-dimensional topographic map. That map is then inscribed onto the “stamper” (using lasers, of course), which stamps the grooves into the vinyl. Since the records are able to be made more precisely and with less loss of audio information, HD vinyl LPs can have up to 30% longer playing times, 30% higher amplitude, and more exact sound reproduction. Additionally, the manufacturing process requires fewer chemicals than traditional vinyl manufacturing, and the HD LPs can still be played on a normal record player.“Our goal is to officially present our test stampers at the Making Vinyl conference in October,” Loibl told Pitchfork. “It will take another eight months to do all the fine adjustments. So by summer 2019 we shall see the first HD vinyls in the stores.”Loibl and the Rebeat team may have a real money maker on their hands with this one. After all, while CDs are clearly going the way of the dodo, vinyl records sales recently hit a 25-year high, turning a once-dead medium into a billion dollar industry (and a more reliable cash cow than increasingly-popular-yet-dubiously-profitable music streaming services).last_img read more

Read More »

Ramsey never doubted his ability

first_img “Hopefully we can just continue that because you know our form after Christmas has been good over the last few seasons, so hopefully we can get ourselves in that position where we are in a good position to carry on.” The Everton fixture has been designated in aid of the Arsenal Foundation, which will see players and managers donate a day’s wages to charity. The Teenage Cancer Trust Hub at University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre, which was visited by Wenger, forward Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Friday afternoon, is just one of the projects supported by the Gunners, with more than £1million committed to charities and projects which have helped reach more than 100,000 young people. Ramsey said: “It is something that all the players are quite passionate about and you know we are all donating a day’s wage to the charity on Sunday. “Hopefully we can make a lot of young people happy and give them opportunities.” The Wales international is enjoying a stand-out campaign for the Gunners, scoring 13 goals as Arsene Wenger’s men climbed to the top of the Barclays Premier League. The 22-year-old has come full circle since facing an uncertain future following inconsistent displays having returned to full fitness after a potential career-threatening double leg break at Stoke in February 2010. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey never doubted he could prove people wrong and become an integral part of the Arsenal side. Press Association “I had a few conversations with the boss and with my family and just went back to playing the way that I knew I could – getting stuck in again,” Ramsey said in an interview with Ian Wright on his Absolute Radio Rock ‘N’ Roll Football Show to be broadcast at 5pm on Saturday. “I had to overcome the mental side of what I was going through. “It was really difficult for me, but you just have to keep trying to believe in yourself and your ability, and that you will show everybody what you are capable of in the end. “It will all just click into place and then well you sort of just forget how it was before. “Hopefully now I have changed a lot of people’s opinion again.” Ramsey is revelling in his role at the heartbeat of the Arsenal midfield, which includes the likes of club-record signing Mesut Ozil, England’s Jack Wilshere and Spain international Santi Carzola. “It is going really well for me at the moment,” added Ramsey, who will be out to help Arsenal stay ahead of the chasing back when they host Everton on Sunday. “You know I am really pleased with the way I am playing and the team is playing. last_img read more

Read More »

Cazenovia volleyball upended by Cortland comeback

first_imgSimply put, the Chittenango girls volleyball team is not accustomed to regular-season defeats.The Bears’ sheer dominance in recent Section III winter season championship runs included long stretches where it would not so much as give up a set to an opponent.All of that changed last Tuesday night against Cortland, where Chittenango seemed on the way to another big win, only to get shocked by the Purple Tigers in five sets. Tags: Chittenangovolleyball Each of the first two sets was close and hard-fought, yet each time the Bears got the key points late, winning those sets 25-23 and 25-22.Somehow, Cortland absorbed this and claimed the third set 25-21. Then it pulled away 25-15 in the fourth, setting up a tense final set where, on this occasion, the Purple Tigers got the points that mattered.Winning that final set in another 25-21 decision, Cortland had Kayci Olson earn 27 kills and 25 digs, while Lexi Zacek and Marissa Parzynski each had 10 kills and combined for 32 digs. Grace Call amassed 48 assists and 13 digs as Tori Cruz got 25 digs.center_img On Chittenango’s side, Bayla Cutrie had 12 kills, eight assists and 10 digs, with Sarah Martin getting 10 kills and 17 digs.Savannah Penoyer (22 digs) and Tori Foran (21 digs) led the Bears’ defense as Carolyn Myka had 17 assists and 10 digs, with Jada Masciat adding four kills, three blocks and nine digs.The irony was that Chittenango’s next match was at Tully on Thursday, against a Black Knights foe long accustomed to success, but who had just taken its own defeat earlier in the week, a three-set sweep by Onondaga.Showing its resilience, the Bears would top Tully in four sets, dropping a close opener 25-23, but then taking the second set 25-21. The third and fourth sets both ended 25-23 in Chittenango’s favor.Able to claim most of the important points in those last three sets, the Bears had Cutrie earn 20 assists and Myka get 19 assists, passing it to a variety of front-line players, Cutrie adding 10 digs and six kills, too.Penoyer put up 11 kills, plus 13 digs. Masciat had eight kills, with Martin getting seven kills and 11 digs. Chelsea Lamphere gained five kills as Gabby Cutrie earned 10 digs.Chittenango plays just once this week, hosting Faith Heritage on Tuesday as a Thursday match with Onondaga was pushed back to Jan. 11, just as a match with Pulaski set for last week got moved to Jan. 28.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Read More »