‘Ashamed’ Tim Cone says US leadership built ‘despicable’ racist culture | Inquirer Sports

‘ashamed’ tim cone says us leadership built ‘despicable’ racist culture | inquirer sports


MANILA, Philippines — Former Philippine team coach Tim Cone was among the latest to express his disgust toward racism particularly in the United States after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The 46-year-old Floyd, an unarmed black man, died last week after a policeman knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while he was handcuffed.
The incident, the latest depiction of police brutality against people of color in the US, sparked Black Lives Matter protests in many cities in the country. Riots have also erupted in various cities as protesters clashed with the police.FEATURED STORIES
For the American mentor, it all boils down to leadership.
“All coaches/leaders develop a culture—good or bad, sometimes great, all of which reflect a team’s success,” Cone, the most celebrated coach in the history of the Philippine Basketball Association with 22 championships, tweeted Tuesday.
“The leadership of the U.S. has developed such a horrendous, despicable culture that it has led the country to hate, division and racism. I’ve never been more ashamed. #BLM (Black Lives Matter).”
On Monday, Gabe Norwood spearheaded a protest by Filipino-American PBA players on their social media platforms by taking a knee and holding …



As Donald Trump Shrinks, Athletes Are Filling Leadership Void In Wake Of George Floyd’s Death

as donald trump shrinks, athletes are filling leadership void in wake of george floyd’s death


Donald Trump walking to the St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo-op after peaceful demonstrators … [+] protesting George Floyd’s death were tear gassed by the National Guard. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

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While President Donald Trump alternates between reportedly hiding in a bunker and threatening to deploy troops on protesters, athletes everywhere are filling the leadership void. Though sports are not currently part of our lives, their voices have been some of the strongest during a time of crisis.
This is not a surprising phenomenon, since athletes have always led on racial and social justice issues. Jackie Robinson played in Major League Baseball two decades before the end of Jim Crow; Muhammad Ali was sentenced to prison for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War; Colin Kaepernick sacrificed his professional football career to protest police brutality during the national anthem. But the importance of our sports stars has never been more apparent than now, when the nation is craving for leadership, only to receive outrageous tweets from the president that violate Twitter’s terms of violence.
The closest Trump has actually gotten to the tens of thousands of demonstrators …


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Celtics’ Brad Stevens Praises Jaylen Brown For Leadership During Atlanta Protest

celtics’ brad stevens praises jaylen brown for leadership during atlanta protest


Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game … [+] against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Washington. The Wizards won 99-94. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours to Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend to lead a peaceful protest alongside Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon. The Celtics wing grew up about 20 minutes outside the city in Marietta, Georgia.
“I drove 15 hours to get to Georgia — my community,” Brown said on his Instagram livestream Saturday. “This is a peaceful protest. Being a celebrity, being an NBA player, don’t exclude me from no conversations at all. First and foremost, I’m a black man and I’m a member of this community. I grew up on this soil. … We’re raising awareness for some of the injustices that we’ve been seeing. It’s not OK.”
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens spoke to the media Tuesday and praised Brown’s efforts and leadership. The 23-year-old’s actions didn’t surprise him.
“Jaylen’s greatest impact, as good as he is at basketball, won’t be in basketball,” Stevens said. “He’s a special guy, a special leader. He’s smart, but he has courage. He’s got a lot of great stuff …


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Biden says country is “crying out for leadership” amid protests

biden says country is “crying out for leadership” amid protests


Former Vice President Joe Biden said the country is “crying out for leadership” amid nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd and accused President Trump of using force against peaceful protesters to stage a “photo op” near the White House on Monday.In an address at City Hall in Philadelphia, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president said Floyd’s death in police custody was a “wake-up call for our nation, for all of us.” Floyd died after an officer pinned a knee on his neck for more than eight minutes.”The country is crying out for leadership, leadership that can unite us,” Biden said.

Biden condemned Mr. Trump for his response to protests in the nation’s capital on Monday, when mostly peaceful protesters were tear-gassed and cleared from Lafayette Park across the street from the White House. Soon after, Mr. Trump walked through the park and posed for photos in front of historic St. John’s Episcopal Church.”When peaceful protestors are dispersed by the order of the president from the doorstep of the people’s house, the White House, using tear gas and flash grenades in order to stage a photo op at a noble church, we can be forgiven …


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Opinion | George Floyd’s Death Is a Failure of Generations of Leadership

opinion | george floyd’s death is a failure of generations of leadership


The circumstances that led to the police killings of George Floyd — and thousands of other citizens over the years — could have been avoided if our elected officials in the 1960s had responded to protesters’ demands for socioeconomic inclusion. Instead, policymakers blamed black people for the instability, ignoring the buildup of centuries of racial oppression. They pursued a misguided policy path that has failed to keep communities of color safe for more than 50 years.The police have long operated as guardians in white and middle-class communities, protecting property from outsiders. But in segregated urban neighborhoods, officials have deployed militarized police forces and expanded the prison system instead of working to address the root causes of the uprisings: mass unemployment, failing public schools, dilapidated housing and the deterioration of basic public goods like clean water.We can’t let history repeat itself. While flames engulf at least 140 cities across the country, we must create a more egalitarian society out of the ashes by transforming policing. The blueprint was laid out in the 1960s — empowering low-income citizens to change their communities in their own vision, and investing in those alternatives at scale. Today we need the courage to act.President Lyndon B. Johnson …


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Growing a Business Organically: Lessons from Leaders of Midsized Businesses

growing a business organically: lessons from leaders of midsized businesses


At the 2019 Waste360 Business Growth Forum (recently renamed the Waste360 Business Leadership Forum), attendees heard first-hand accounts from a panel of seasoned industry leaders on expanding a business organically. 

If you are looking to make your small to midsized environmental services company grow, keep reading for insights into the best place to focus your efforts, the importance of differentiation and pricing, and more. 

The panelists for the “Organic Growth” session were:

Kevin Atkinson, owner, Texas Pride Disposal
BJ Harvey, president, E.L. Harvey & Sons
Jason Haus, chief executive officer, DEM-CON Companies
Tom Vaughn, chief operating officer, DTG Enterprises

How do you leverage your existing resources to stimulate organic growth?

Vaughn: We have eight facilities around the Seattle metro area. We took a look at that, and if you really measure that, you’re never more than 10 miles away from one of our facilities. While we primarily take in C&D material, traffic in Seattle, like most places, is terrible. So we said, “What else can people bring to us since we’re so close to so many people?” And we’ve adjusted our permitting, and we’re now going to start taking in some electronics and other types of materials — …


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Council Post: Current And Future Workspace Considerations For Leaders

council post: current and future workspace considerations for leaders



A lot has happened over the last few months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us have been forced to reinvent ourselves (and are still doing so) in our personal and business lives. Some businesses are currently deep in the logistics of how to bring people back to work safely. But, beyond this short-term plan, we have to think about shaping our long-term future.
Here are the top seven things to think about as we shape corporate real estate and our workspaces over the next decade.
1. Prioritize collaboration.
Those teams that have been successful in working from home during the last few months had likely already established strong working relationships. A collaborative work environment, whether it’s in person or virtual, is the key ingredient for a strong company culture. Many of us will go back to our usual workspaces, even though they may look different going forward, but future success will remain rooted in our ability to collaborate.

2. Reconfigure your office space.
After working from home for months, many team members will prefer to have the option to continue to work remotely, at least a couple of days per week. This is something to …


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Mark Zuckerberg criticised by civil rights leaders over Donald Trump Facebook post

mark zuckerberg criticised by civil rights leaders over donald trump facebook post


Mark Zuckerberg

Activists say Facebook boss’s decision to leave ‘shooting threat’ up sets dangerous precedent

Mark Zuckerberg
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Civil rights leaders have criticised Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to take no action against a Facebook post from Donald Trump appearing to threaten to start shooting “looters”, after a Monday night meeting with the company’s executives ended in acrimony.
“We are disappointed and stunned by Mark’s incomprehensible explanations for allowing the Trump posts to remain up,” Vanita Gupta, Sherrilyn Ifill and Rashad Robison said in a statement. “He did not demonstrate understanding of historic or modern-day voter suppression and he refuses to acknowledge how Facebook is facilitating Trump’s call for violence against protesters.
“Mark is setting a very dangerous precedent for other voices who would say similar harmful things on Facebook.”
The three activist leaders – the heads of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Color of Change – met Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, and its chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, on Monday night. They discussed Trump’s Thursday night post, which urged the military to intervene in Minneapolis with the words “when …


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Jim D’Agostino on leadership: Let people grow and follow their passions

jim d’agostino on leadership: let people grow and follow their passions


Jim D’Agostino became the center director of TDO in July 2019. TDO is a private, not-for-profit organization created in the 1980s to help Central New York manufacturers and high-tech entrepreneurs become more efficient, competitive, and profitable. It’s known simply as TDO, but once upon a time TDO stood for Technology Development Organization. A re-branding made TDO stand for Train. Develop. Optimize. It is affiliated with NYSTAR, New York state’s branch of the federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership.Through the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown, D’Agostino and TDO shifted to help manufacturers deal with complex requirements and challenges of a new environment. The TDO offices and classrooms are at 445 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, but much of its offerings were transferred to digital platforms. D’Agostino was recruited to run TDO and came with manufacturing experience. His career started in North Carolina at a machine shop and then as a supervisor in a furniture factory. In 2006, he moved his family to Central New York and had engineering and supervisory roles at several factories, large and small, like New Process Gear and Associated Spring. He was working at Xylem, a manufacturer of pumps in Auburn, when a persistent recruiter came calling. “I was happy …


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