Building ‘Beloved Community’ in Atlanta and beyond

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Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA WJoe Hicks says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By David PaulsenPosted Aug 2, 2016 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Diocese of Atlanta’s Commission for Dismantling Racism holds a training in February at the Cathedral of St. Philip. Photo: Catherine Meeks[Episcopal News Service] Scenes of violence and protest have unfolded with brutal frequency across a divided America accustomed to viewing such news through the lens of race.Two black men are shot dead by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota. Demonstrators rally behind “Black Lives Matter” banners. Ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge leave eight police officers dead. More killings of black men by police are reported across the United States.“We who are Christians have a great call to stand in the middle and between all of that and try to offer an alternative to just being filled with hate and enraged,” said Catherine Meeks, a leading figure in the Episcopal Church’s ongoing efforts to fight racism in the church’s structure, its congregations and in society.Meeks, a retired professor of African-American studies, leads the Diocese of Atlanta’s Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism. The commission and others like it around the country are part of the Episcopal Church’s mission over many years to dismantle racism and to come to grips with institutional racism in the church that some trace back to the earliest European settlements in America.The church in 2000 required anti-racism training for leaders at all levels of the church, but not all dioceses implemented plans. And Meeks said there was reluctance from some parish leaders who saw the trainings as overly corporate.Meeks has led the Atlanta commission for the past four years, during which it has found success and won praise for its emphasis on the faith journey. She and the diocese are at the forefront of a shift toward viewing the issue of race more actively through the lens of spirituality while crafting trainings to match.“Racism is a spiritual issue, and it needs to be dealt with in that way,” Meeks said. “Dismantling racism is part of spiritual formation, the same as going to church every Sunday.”‘Historic Silence and Complicity’ The issue of racism comes up again and again at the church’s General Convention, held every three years. There, it is a question of faith.Through baptism all people are seen as God’s children, regardless of race. Racism, then, “prevents us from becoming the beloved community to which our Lord Jesus Christ calls us in the Baptismal Covenant,” the church said in a 1994 resolution. The church stresses that racism is a sin that must be overcome – by worshipers and by the institution itself.A resolution approved at the 1991 General Convention committed the church to “addressing institutional racism inside our Church and in society,” and a 2000 resolution renewing that commitment for another nine years lamented “the historic silence and complicity of our church in the sin of racism.”“It goes back to the roots,” said the Rev. Charles Allen Wynder Jr., a deacon, who serves on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s staff as missioner for social justice and advocacy engagement.Wynder, a lifelong Episcopalian now living in North Carolina, is originally from Hampton, Virginia, which he noted was one of the first European settlements in America and home to one of its first churches, St. John’s Episcopal Church. It also was here that some of the first slaves arrived in the New World, and like the history of the United States, the oppression of Africans and other people of color would become deeply embedded in the history of the Episcopal Church.“The church was there in the beginning, and it was complicit,” Wynder said.He cites examples through the years, from pre-Civil War farms in the South called “glebes” that were owned by parishes and worked by slaves to the controversy in 1963 in the Diocese of Atlanta in which the Lovett School denied admission to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s son.The urgency of the church’s efforts to dismantle racism has risen this year with the deadly violence in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas, Wynder said in a recent article “Bloody July” for The Living Church. “Racial justice and reconciliation must be on the Church’s agenda,” he wrote. “It cannot be ignored.”Meeks, too, sees her work in the context of what is happening nationally, though her immediate focus is on her own city.“Race is very much a thread through much of the life of Atlanta, and we’re just like many other cities, kind of walking on this tightrope right now,” she said.Tying Race to the Spiritual JourneyMeeks offers this reminder to Christians: that they are on a lifelong spiritual journey, and racism isn’t a problem that can be solved in one daylong training.The mandate to hold anti-racism trainings has challenged dioceses across the country for years. Attendees often felt the obligation but not the value, especially with the sessions typically spanning two days. Even the term “anti-racism” was problematic, Meeks said, so the Diocese of Atlanta changed it to “dismantling racism” in its commission name and added “Beloved Community.”Under Meeks, the trainings evolved. They were condensed into one 9-to-4 day, and the location mattered. Meeks found it was more inviting to hold the sessions in parishes churches rather than the cathedral.Most of all, the sessions had to be centered around spiritual formation. Each now starts with the Eucharist, setting the tone for the lessons that follow.The diocese, like the Episcopal Church, is predominantly white, but Meeks tries to make sure there is some diversity in the room of 20 to 25 participants as she launches into the day’s exercises. The priests, deacons, seminary students, parish administrators and other lay people are asked to remember when they first became conscious of race. Another exercise aims to get them thinking about their own biases. After a short lunch break, the training turns to heavier topics, like the concept of white privilege.The group also cites scripture. It prays at three different times. And at the end of the session, participants share moments from the day when they felt the presence of God.“That one training has completely changed the way I think about things and really kind of my life going forward,” Leah Tennille said.Tennille, 33, was elected last year to the board of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, one of three white board members – “It was the first time in my life that I’ve ever been a minority in the room” – and she was encouraged by the rector at her church to try one of Meeks’ trainings earlier this year.She appreciated that the session began with communion, and that Meeks created a safe space for all to talk honestly about race. In one listening exercise, participants paired up to share a time when they were hurt by someone of another race.The trainings also impressed Joyce Smith Hendricks, who attended a session last fall because she is on a committee recruiting a new rector for her parish in suburban Atlanta.Smith Hendricks, 66, now retired after working in finance and accounting, said she felt the effects of racism in the workplace, where coworkers’ conveyed different expectations for her as a black woman.“I have pretty much always been the exception to the rule. ‘Oh, you’re black, you’re different than the rest,’” she said.Her dismantling racism session was mostly white, but participants of all backgrounds left feeling they got something positive out of it, Smith Hendricks said.Tennille, who owns a company that provides grant assistance to nonprofits, said Meeks’ training “brought us together as Episcopalians.”“We’re all from Atlanta, but we’re from different parishes and we’re from different communities,” she said. Dismantling racism is about “seeing the face of God in everyone.”A Mission Beyond AtlantaAfter an estimated 14 trainings this year, the number is expected to climb to 20 next year. People used to hate attending them, Meeks said, but now the demand is growing.A delegation from New Orleans traveled to Atlanta in February to learn more about the Diocese of Atlanta’s dismantling racism trainings. They were, from left, Trevor-David Bryan, Pat Corderman, Dan Krutz, Lindsey Ardrey, joined by Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright. Photo: Catherine MeeksAt the same time, dioceses around the country are trying to learn from Atlanta’s success, and delegations from Chicago and New Orleans have traveled to Atlanta to see the commission’s work up close.“I feel a lot of similarities between our struggles and what Atlanta has faced,” said Lindsey Ardrey, co-chair of the Racial Reconciliation Commission of the Diocese of Louisiana.After Meeks traveled to New Orleans in December to speak to Ardrey’s commission, Ardrey and three others drove to Atlanta in February to attend one of Meeks’ trainings in person.“What I appreciate … is that there’s no guilt involved in any of this,” said Ardrey, who echoed others in praising the program’s spiritual foundation.The lessons learned in Atlanta are guiding the Louisiana diocese’s response to the recent killings in Baton Rouge. In one case, the commission has been asked to provide resources to help an Episcopal high school in the city discuss the violence with students when they return in the fall.“We need to be talking about it,” Ardrey said. “We’ve been pretending that race doesn’t matter and we’re all colorblind, and clearly we’re not.”Meeks feels a “sense of urgency to get some of this stuff right” in light of current events. Her primary focus remains at the local level.“I would like to see the commission put itself out of business,” Meeks said, envisioning an ideal future when the work started by the commission happens organically at the parish level and even person to person.Such a vision is far from a reality, but Meeks still thinks people can take what they learn in her training sessions and put it to use immediately fighting racism in their own lives and in their communities.“Part of the work for Christians is not in the church house, it’s outside of the church house,” she said. “The church house is just the refueling station.”— David Paulsen is a freelance writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Wauwatosa. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Building ‘Beloved Community’ in Atlanta and beyond Diocese’s program to dismantle racism serves as a model for others The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group August 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm The training we received in Atlanta has helped prepare our ourCommission in the Diocese of Louisiana to implement training here. I am grateful for the leadership of Dr. Meeks and members of the Commission in Atlanta that really taking seriously The Beloved Community as a model for racial reconciliation. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Dan Krutz says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Rev. Freda Marie S. Brown says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC August 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm AWESOME and WONDERFUL stuff! Thank God for Dr. Meeks and the wonderful team in the Diocese of Atlanta doing God’s work in the world! Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL October 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm I understand your reservations Robert. There are other educational programs that help to undo institutional racism. I use “Dialogue on Race” which is administered by Maxine Crump. Watch her TED Talk here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODRGh6WTtx8I read “A Just Mercy” and “The New Jim Crow”. I study American History from other people’s point of view like Howard Zinn’s “People’s History of the United States” which is used by teachers.http://zinnedproject.org/materials/a-peoples-history-of-the-united-states/ As a black man, I also had to understand the differences between institutional racism and interpersonal bigotry; between de jure and de facto racism; between law and enforced law. We are on this journey together. The violent oppression of culture is a global phenomenon. Spirituality helps sustain all of us on this journey toward human rights, but these educational materials should get any group started. 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Repositioning Your Brand Against Cybercrimes Through VPNs

first_imgHow Data Analytics Can Save Lives The service-level agreements (SLAs) between the VPN  service provider and the customer is of immense importance. You must be equipped with the information before a contractual agreement is reached. These agreements contain the service criteria, and you need this to make sure the services you require are delivered as you have agreed with the provider. This is the only you have to back up your claims in the case of any disagreement.It’s not out of place to have some technical issues cropping up from SLAs, but these can always be resolved amicably after reaching a compromise. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Data privacy and security The type of technology that was used in the construction of the VPN you want to subscribe to is vastly important. How securely encrypted is the communication network between each VPN host? What happens when the VPN host transmits the common communications infrastructures? The reliability of your data depends on this. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … It may amount to a very grave mistake if you fail to understand the discrete nature of the VPN you want to subscribe to. The absolute truth is that while VPNs may not be completely separate entities, they are, however, distinct in that they share their operations across a domain network in a discrete fashion. No points of interconnection are shared among VPNs. It must provide private communication separately and does not need to depend on any other VPN. Cybercrimes are not abating any time soon. Hackers who have become tech-savvier are always on the prowl launching attacks with renewed vigor. They are not leaving out anybody, individuals, governments, charity organizations, as well as big and small businesses, are all targeted. You will want to reposition your brand against cybercrimes through VPNs. Six suggestions are listed below.Earlier last year, the Cambridge Analytica scandal made headlines in the world, shaking the public’s trust in Facebook to the foundations. As if that was not enough, hackers came calling and were able to gain access to over 30 million users’ records in September 2018. In what seemed the most astonishing and one of the biggest hits of 2018, cybercriminals stole over 92 million sensitive documents and files from the DNA ancestry company MyHeritage. These bad guys also gained access to HealthCare.gov, the government’s Affordable Care Act enrollment website in which 75,000 users were affected.They did not allow ticket merchant and EventBrite subsidiary TicketFly to go untouched in 2018. Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of over 26 million customers were breached. While Panera Bread estimated that only 10,000 users were affected, KrebsonSecurity reported that more than 37 million is a more accurate number of the Panera Bread attacks in which personal details such as birthdays, names, emails, physical addresses, and the last four digits of credit card numbers were breached.The health-tracking app MyFitnessPal was not spared from cybercrimes. Hackers hit MyFitnessPal hard — and gained access to over 150 million usernames, emails, and passwords in February of 2018. The British Airways website and mobile app were also vulnerable as about 380,000 travelers who purchased their plane tickets ended up having their personal data stolen in August, including their full credit card information — yes, stolen.Perhaps, one of the most substantial hits in history took place in November 2018, when Starwood Hotels released the information that up to 500 million hotel guests’ data had been stolen in cyber attacks. The data breach was actually discovered on September 10th, but the evidence available showed that attacks could date back to 2014.The most vital question here is what do you expect in Q3 of 2019, and what can you do to stem the tide of these vicious cybercrimes?According to RiskIQ’s Klijnsma “In 2018, credit-card skimming criminals grouped under the Magecart label have been carrying out a full-scale assault on e-commerce. They show zero signs of stopping as we head into Q3 of 2019, with the attacks only getting more traction as various groups learn how to become more effective.”In the face of these mammoth onslaught occasioned by cybercrimes, you should do everything possible to save your business from huge losses.You will want to protect the trust customers you’ve been dealing with over the years repose in you by granting you access to their highly sensitive information. You need the services of VPN providers to hide the real information of internet users. The beautiful aspect to the VPN business is that there are both paid and free VPNs, so the issue of cost implications should not be an excuse. Even if that were to be so, the amount you would lose as a result of cybercrimes might send your business down the drain.But before you plunge headlong into any subscription, you need to know about your service provider in depth. You must understand the plans of hundreds of different VPN services, and learn in real time, which VPN is the best around at the moment. You need to know encryption protocols, prices, server locations, mobile apps, operating system compatibility, customer support, and more. This information will help you to choose which of the VPNs you subscribe to. However, you need to also have this necessary information regarding VPNs. Censorship issues Services rendered by the VPN Understanding the tunneling protocol of VPNs After encryption, your data is transferred through a tunneling protocol. If you service provider is incorporated with a split-tunneling feature which affords you access to dissimilar security domains like a public network (e.g., the Internet) and a local LAN or WAN at the same time, using the same or different network connections that should be better. Using different pathways and connections infers better protection and more laborious efforts needed in an attempt at an interception on the VPN.The different tunneling protocols come with different characteristics, with some more secure than others. There is the need to discover the type your potential SP is using before connecting.ConclusionIt’s safer to be connected to a VPN be it paid or free, no matter the quality of the services, and safest to be connected to one that’s well-rated amongst others in every sense of the world, based on practical observations and studies. Service-level agreements Tags:#cybercrimes#data#hackers#SLAs#VPN Before you subscribe to any VPN, you should endeavor to find out the varieties of services its service provider (SP) can render. Their services should cover areas like web hosting, the ability to support both intra – and inter-VPN, and worldwide internet connectivity. John EjioforDigital Marketer, Content Writer Your VPN should be able to solve problems related to censorship from governments and other regulatory bodies. Any VPN you subscribe to must be able to access information from any website. Some VPNs go the extra mile of assessing geo-restricted contents and can even bypass the Great Firewall of China, Grasping the discrete nature of VPNs John Ejiofor is a Digital Marketer, SEO Specialist, and Freelance Content Writer. He’s the Founder of Nature Torch, a blog that discusses the impact of humans on nature. He can be reached via [email protected] Follow the Puck Related Posts last_img read more

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Your Income Equals Your Outcomes

first_imgYour income is going to equal your outcomes.If you produce little to no outcomes, you will have little or no income. If what you do creates only the tiniest bit of value, then you will only have an equally tiny income. Your income will never be significant when your outcomes are not.If you produce average outcomes, your income will also be average. A lot of people and companies try to equal their peers. Some companies try to follow the industry best practices, instead of trying to compete on greater value creation. The outcomes aren’t enough to command a greater income.If you produce extraordinary outcomes, you earn an extraordinary income. If you create greater value, then you are entitled to capture a greater share of the value that you create. The more people for whom you create extraordinary outcomes, the greater your income.If you want to improve your income, then you need to focus on improving the outcomes you create. Are you producing extraordinary outcomes, or are you producing something less?What do you need to do to improve the results that you are creating?How are your beliefs and actions limiting your income? Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

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Adamson shocks La Salle in 4 sets

first_imgMary Joy Baron led La Salle with 13 points while Cheng added 10. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa The Lady Falcons snapped their two-game skid and improved to 3-3 and take possession of the fifth seed while the Lady Spikers slipped to 4-2.Former Lady Spiker Eli Soyud proved to be the thorn on the side of La Salle when she capped off Adamson’s 12-5 run in the fourth with two straight kills that gave the Lady Falcons a 17-10 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMary Joy Dacoron put Adamson at match point, 24-19, when she broke through the double block of Desiree Cheng and Aduke Ogunsanya.Then, captain Jema Galanza, who ended La Salle for the Lady Falcons’ final point. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FEU didn’t play its best in four-set win over UE, says coach John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Adamson head coach Air Padda admitted she experienced difficulty in handling the team after their two straight losses, saying that the players lost their focus after their loss to University of Santo Tomas.The win over La Salle, Padda said, was the biggest sigh of relief for her after their struggles the past week.“We haven’t been focused, it’s hard coaching them this week, and for them to come out here, man, today I’m really proud of them,” said Padda. “The only goal I set for them was to make the school proud, it wasn’t even beating La Salle.”“It’s not about the name on your back, it’s about this, the name on the front.”Soyud finished with 18 points to lead Adamson while Mylene Paat and Dacoron had 15 points apiece with Galanza pitching in 10 of her own.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University pulled off the biggest upset of the season so far after toppling defending champion De La Salle, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Hockey: Harendra eyes role in hockey affairs

first_imgUnceremoniously dumped as national coach after just one assignment, Harendra Singh is enjoying his time off but has not ruled out a return to the national hockey set-up in some capacity in the future.After a depleted Indian men’s team finished sixth among seven teams at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in May, Hockey India decided they needed a foreigner at the helm. Australian Michael Nobbs was subsequently appointed coach.Former Indian coach Harendra SinghHarendra is back working at Air India and, if he feels hard done by, he does not make it obvious. “There are no hard feelings.Maybe, the change will be good for Indian hockey,” he told Mail Today on Wednesday. “Everybody has his own innings to play.” Hockey India has stated it wants to keep Harendra in the set-up, though the coach himself said there has not been any discussion on this matter. “We have had talks with Harendra on this issue,” Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra told Mail Today without elaborating.Harendra, however, said there have been no talks. “I also have not taken any initiative in this regard. If someone wants my services, they should contact me,” he said. Batra had earlier said Harendra may be included in the support staff of the senior side, or the development of the age group sides.But with the national camp in Bangalore carrying on with Mohammad Riaz, Jugraj Singh, Clarence Lobo, David James, Baljit Singh Saini and BJ Cariappa as Nobbs’s assistants, there does not seem to be a place for Harendra in the set-up.advertisementWith the Junior World Cup being held in India in 2013, the federation needs to get a team in place with a coaching staff.”We have junior nationals at the under-21 and under-18 levels lined up and we have also set a cut-off age limit for the players. The coaching staff will also be in place in due course,” Batra said. “Camps will also be held for these players.” Harendra is not averse to taking up an assignment with any of these sides, but hinted that he will want a free hand. “They need to get the same facilities as the senior side. If the supply line is not of a high standard, how will the top team deliver?” he asked.Harendra is presently engaged in corporate affairs and is not even involved with the Air India hockey team. “In the future, I plan to work at the grass-root level with schools in Delhi to give back something to the game,” he added.last_img read more

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PVL kicks off new season with All-Star Game

first_imgBefore it officially gets its latest season started, the Premier Volleyball League will provide a tasty treat for its fans.The PVL kicks off its third season with its traditional All-Star Game on Saturday featuring the game’s established queens and some of the rising stars from the country’s premier league at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss A series of activities will precede the All-Star Game, including autograph signing and photo ops at 1 p.m. to be followed by the fans’ skills games.Tickets are pegged at P50 (upper box), P200 (lower box) and P500 (ringside, inclusive of a shirt and photo ops with the players).Pablo, who will banner Motolite’s campaign starting this season, will skipper Team X which features Creamline’s Jia Morado and Jema Galanza, Jonah Sabete and Cherry Nunag of PetroGazz, BanKo Perlas’ Jem Ferrer and Joy Dacoron, Akari-Adamson’s Rose Ponce, Pocari-Air Force’s Dell Palomata, Tacloban’s Dimdim Pacres, and Ateneo’s Vanessa Gandler, Kat Tolentino and Bea de Leon.Oliver Almadro will coach the team with Jasper Jimenez as assistant.The two-time champion Valdez, on the other hand, will banner Team Y that includes Creamline teammates Michelle Gumabao, Risa Sato and Melissa Gohing, BanKo Perlas’ Nicole Tiamzon and Kat Bersola, Ateneo’s Dani Ravena, Deanna Wong and Maddie Madayag, Jessey de Leon and Chie Saet of PetroGazz, Iriga Navy’s Grazielle Bombita and UP’s Isa Molde.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Jerry Yee will coach the squad with Air Padda assisting him.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View commentscenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Alyssa Valdez, long considered the face of the sport and the reigning Open Conference MVP, and fellow power hitter Myla Pablo, also a former league MVP, head the two teams facing off in the league’s special offering for the fans, who have been the backbone of its success through the years.The 4 p.m. match, which will be aired live on television and via livestream, will be a charity duel that aims to generate funds for the benefit of the Hero Foundation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“This is our gift to the fans who have been supporting us and our way of raising funds for charity,” said Ricky Palou, president of the organizing Sports Vision Management Group, Inc.Special activities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES Would Thurman be ready for Sen. Pacquiao? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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Najam Sethi is responsible for PCB’s financial losses, says Shaharyar Khan

first_imgFormer Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has held Najam Sethi for the financial losses suffered by the cricket board after the International Cricket Council’s Disputes Resolution Committee rejected its compensation claim against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).Pakistan had claimed Rs 447 crore compensation following allegations that the BCCI didn’t honour a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that required India to play six bilateral series between 2015 to 2023.”I was always in favour of continuing negotiations and talks with the Indian board officials and also spoke to ICC bigwigs. It was Sethi who wanted to and eventually got approval to file the claim with the ICC committee when he was heading the board,” Khan said in an interview.”The financial losses the board has now suffered, Najam Sethi is responsible for it.”Khan was succeeded by Najam Sethi as the Pakistan Cricket Board chief in August last year. However, Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed Ehsan Mani as the president of the PCB in August for a period of three years.The ICC’s Disputes Resolution Panel on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to pay 60 per cent of the cost demanded by the BCCI. The BCCI, on the other hand, has been asked to pay 40 per cent of the administrative costs and expenses of the DRC. The judgement did not specify the exact amount that was claimed by the Indian Board.Sethi came under fire for pursuing the failed compensation case and on Thursday he made several tweets, absolving himself of any blame and said it was the Board Of Governors who gave approval for going ahead and claiming compensation officially through the ICC committee.advertisementKhan, however, made it clear that it was Sethi who persuaded and convinced the Board of Governors members to approve budget for the legal expenses and to file the case with the ICC.”Even at that time I told him that our case didn’t have much legal strength or basis and we would only suffer more financial losses, but he insisted on going ahead with it,” he said.”In May, 2017 when I was Chairman we sent a notice of dispute to the BCCI asking them to have talks over this matter. I held talks with the ICC Chairman, Shashank Manohar and senior BCCI officials who appeared keen to resolve the matter amicably and we agreed to continue these talks.”Don’t forget the matter was sent through lawyers to the ICC Dispute Resolution Committee in Sethi’s tenure as Chairman not mine.”Khan expressed disappointment that the PCB had already suffered financial losses due to Indian not playing bilateral cricket with them.”Now we have also bear these heavy costs of the case and directly hold Najam Sethi responsible for this,” he said.last_img read more

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