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N.Y.P.D. Besieges Black Lives Matter Leader as He Broadcasts Live

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Derrick Ingram, an organizer of a group leading New York’s Black Lives Matter protests, was besieged inside his Manhattan apartment on Friday while a police helicopter patrolled overhead, officers banged on his door and police dogs waited in the hallway.The street outside had been closed off by roughly two dozen police vehicles and dozens of officers, including some who were wearing riot gear. At the end of the block, Black Lives Matter supporters had gathered with bullhorns and cameras to protest what appeared to be Mr. Ingram’s imminent arrest.“What did I do? What did I do?” he said on a livestream posted on Instagram. “I was born Black, that’s what I did.”The tense standoff in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood continued for several hours as Mr. Ingram, 28, talked to lawyers via Zoom and communicated with the outside world over the Instagram video. He declined to let the officers enter his apartment without a warrant. A police spokeswoman, Sgt. Jessica McRorie, said later that the officers were there to arrest him on charges that he had assaulted an officer. In the end, the police left shortly after 1 p.m. without arresting him. But the tremendous …

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AT&T’s WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar Ousts HBO Max’s Top Leadership

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New WarnerMedia Chief Executive Jason Kilar has ousted the leadership of HBO Max, the new direct-to-consumer streaming service that launched less than three months ago. Mr. Kilar decided to remove Robert Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly, the two executives who have overseen the new service, as part of a broader restructuring of AT&T Inc.’s WarnerMedia that he unveiled Friday afternoon. In…

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Guest Commentary | Leadership in the times of COVID-19

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Submitted by Democratic Women’s ClubThere is wide-spread community concern regarding Santa Cruz County’s pandemic response. As COVID-19 cases increase statewide, the Governor’s orders to reclose businesses is welcomed by many of us. Lifting orders to open our beaches before July Fourth was a head shaking moment especially as neighboring jurisdictions were closing their beaches. An on-line petition, with nearly 13,000 signatures, asks for the Seaside Company operations to be shut down. The petition can be interpreted more broadly as a request for County leadership to manage the main beach and tourist impact on our community. Opening the beaches for the Fourth of July was irresponsible in the midst of an increasing pandemic. Even Florida closed its beaches. We are smarter than that.
It is a difficult time to be at the helm. And much is being done behind the scenes that we don’t know about. Yet now is when we need to be informed and confident in our leadership. National news in March (USA Today and Kaiser Health News) identified Santa Cruz as an example of a rural community dangerously lacking in ICU capacity per capita. Not a great distinction given the pandemic. We don’t have …

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Leadership Change at A.R.T./New York as Board Investigates Charges of Racism

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NEW YORK CITY: The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) has named Risa Shoup interim executive director, effective immediately. Virginia Louloudes, who had been serving as executive director, has been placed on administrative leave by the company, in response to serious concerns about her leadership recently raised by a group of current and former employees, We Are A.R.T./New York. The organization has retained outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation, with the goal of including BIPOC-identifying employment attorneys, investigators, and/or a BIPOC advocate in the process.
In an open letter to the company’s board of directors, the members of We Are A.R.T./New York set out “to name and dismantle the systemic racism rampant at this organization.” The letter, which demanded the “immediate removal of the executive director,” detailed numerous transgressions which, the collective wrote, “deeply impacted our ability to serve our members and to carry out our operations, our external communications, and the health and safety of our work environment.” The letter, which had nine original signatories, now has over 400 co-signers.
“We are grateful to We Are A.R.T./New York for sharing what they’ve …

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U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for carrying out Chinese ‘policies of suppression’

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will impose a fresh round of sanctions on 11 individuals, including Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, as tensions between the United States and China accelerate.The Treasury Department designated Lam for her role in overseeing and “implementing Beijing’s policies of suppression of freedom and democratic processes.”According to the department, Lam, the city’s chief executive, pushed last year to allow for extradition to mainland China, setting off a series of massive anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong.”The United States stands with the people of Hong Kong and we will use our tools and authorities to target those undermining their autonomy,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a release Friday announcing the sanctions.The Trump administration has been critical of Beijing’s recent decision to pass a sweeping national security law aimed at limiting Hong Kong’s autonomy and banning literature critical of the Chinese Communist Party.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has described the new law as an “Orwellian move” and an assault “on the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong.” In a statement Friday, Pompeo said: “The Chinese Communist Party has made clear that Hong Kong will never again enjoy the high degree of autonomy …

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New England Produce Council Announces Leadership Changes – Perishable News

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The New England Produce Council Inc. announced Aug. 5 a number of changes to its leadership, including Tom Murray as president, plus Brian Fleming and David Dearborn as new members of the Executive Board.

After completing two terms as the NEPC president, Anthony Sattler of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. is stepping down. The board of directors and the membership expressed gratitude for Sattler’s commitment and dedication to the New England Produce Council, and praised him as a true leader who inspired the entire board to lead as well.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve as president of the New England Produce Council,” said Sattler. “I have had the pleasure to work alongside an amazingly dedicated group of produce professionals. Myself and the many retailers, wholesalers, growers, transportation and vendor community that make up the NEPC membership are proud of our accomplishments. Over the years, I believe we have done so much good for our industry and our region. We have given to countless charities, helped the homeless, provided scholarships, educated our produce professionals, given support to those in need and held some of the best events allowing for networking possibilities. As my term comes to an …

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Leaders of Russia and Belarus discuss arrested contractors

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the leader of Belarus on Friday to release 33 Russian security contractors who were arrested on charges of planning to foment unrest ahead of the country’s presidential election.

Belarusian authorities accused the Russian contractors of planning to instigate mass riots as Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko contends with significant opposition protests as he seeks a sixth term in Sunday’s election.

Putin and Lukashenko spoke by phone Friday, their first conversation since the Russians’ were arrested on July 29 outside Belarus’s capital of Minsk. The Kremlin said the two leaders “voiced confidence that the situation will be settled in the spirit of mutual understanding typical for cooperation between the two countries.”

It added that “Russia is interested in the preservation of a stable domestic political situation in Belarus and calm atmosphere at the forthcoming presidential election.”

Government security officials have linked the Russians to the jailed husband of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, a 37-year-old former teacher who is running to unseat the authoritarian Lukashenko after his 26 years in power. Moscow has said the security contractors only were in Belarus because they missed a connecting flight to another country.

Belarusian authorities claimed the arrested contractors worked for the Wagner company, a …

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Trea Turner turning into a leader for Washington Nationals…

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Trea Turner talked last month, before the start of his sixth season in D.C. about finding his voice as part of the leadership in the Washington Nationals’ clubhouse and dugout, after he’d been an on-field leader as the shortstop in the nation’s capital for five seasons.
“We still have a lot of veteran leadership and veteran guys that have played this game for a long time,” Turner said, name-checking players like Asdrúbal Cabrera, Starlin Castro, Kurt Suzuki, and Yan Gomes. He is the second-longest-tenured position player on the club now, behind only Michael A. Taylor, and he is starting to assert himself as a vocal leader on and off the field.
The 27-year-old said he tends to lead by example.
“Kind of do my job, speak when I need to, keep my mouth shut when I need to and just work hard and try to compete and help those guys around me,” Turner explained, “… and I think we’re doing a good job of just getting better and dealing with what we’re dealing with and try to just prepare for the season and bring the young guys, keep the old guys healthy, and hopefully I’m …

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