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Fernandes sees himself as a ‘natural’ leader as Man Utd midfielder takes centre stage

fernandes sees himself as a ‘natural’ leader as man utd midfielder takes centre stage

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The Portugal international has become a talismanic presence at Old Trafford, but he believes there is even more he can offer to the collective cause Bruno Fernandes sees himself being a “natural” leader at Manchester United, with the Portuguese embracing his standing as a talismanic presence for the Red Devils.
It was the 26-year-old’s creative qualities that first brought him onto the recruitment radar at Old Trafford.
He has, however, always been an ambitious performer who is determined to bring the best out of himself and those around him. Editors’ Picks
United have embraced those qualities through a productive 12 months in England, with Fernandes providing considerable value on the back of a €55 million (£47m/$60m) deal.
He has taken the captain’s armband at times, but is eager to point out that he is someone who prefers to lead by example – rather than taking on the role of skipper.
Fernandes told United’s official website of his ability to inspire for the Red Devils: “I think it’s something natural in me.
“I don’t do anything like saying ‘I want to be a leader or I want to do things in a different way to someone’, it’s …

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Local church leaders making adjustments as busy holiday services nears

local church leaders making adjustments as busy holiday services nears

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FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — With sermons and songs online, parishioners of Praise Church will be worshipping at home for the holidays.Coronavirus cases are surging statewide, forcing Governor Gavin Newsom to order new restrictions, including bringing religious services back outdoors.RELATED: San Joaquin Valley region falls under 15% ICU capacity, meeting criteria for stay-at-home orderPastor Kevin Person and his wife, Bridgette, say they’ve been holding service online since March and will continue to do so a while longer.”As badly as we want to see each other, we have to keep each other safe,” he said. “We’ve been trying to keep our members safe but worship God freely.”The holidays are the busiest time of the year for most places of worship.Pastor Kevin Foster with Lifebridge Church recently purchased a more than one-acre property in Madera County to serve as the church’s north campus, and a place to preach outdoors.People’s Church Pastor Larry Powell, however, says they provide an essential service and will continue to meet inside.He says they’re fogging and sanitizing between services to keep their members safe.”We want to be available during the holidays,” he said. “We’re not trying to do it in an in …

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Tesla publishes its first ever diversity report revealing leadership is 83% male and 59% White

tesla publishes its first ever diversity report revealing leadership is 83% male and 59% white

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Vehicles pass the Tesla Inc. assembly plant in Fremont, California, U.S., on Monday, May 11, 2020.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesElon Musk’s electric car and renewable energy company published its first ever diversity report late Friday. It said that Tesla has a “majority minority” U.S. workforce overall, but 83% of employees in leadership roles are men and 59% are White.According to research by the Boston Consulting Group, companies with more diverse leadership teams report higher innovation revenue. And increasingly, publicly-traded companies are required to disclose more information about the makeup of their workforce, and to add people from diverse backgrounds to their boards.Tesla’s inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impact Report offers fewer details than diversity reports from major tech firms including Google and Apple, which began publishing demographic information about their workforce back in 2014. However, because Tesla makes cars, software and energy products, it is difficult to compare it to peers in tech or autos.Tesla did reveal some big-picture analysis of their current U.S. workforce. Here are some highlights:Men at Tesla represented approximately: 79% of the workforce, 83% of leadership, 75% of new hires, and 77% of promotions in 2020.Women at Tesla represented approximately: 21% of the workforce, 17% of leadership, 25% of …

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Kathy Emick: We need better leadership from our governor

kathy emick: we need better leadership from our governor

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Like it or not, King Jared, Weld county is in your state.We are your “children,” so to speak. We pay our taxes and follow the laws. We expect you to do the same.
We expect you to act, when peaceful protests become non-peaceful. We expect you to speak out when someone on Channel 9 news laughs as they report conservative speaker Michelle Malkin was attacked in Denver, or Lee Keltner is murdered for standing for his beliefs.
Perhaps we have lost respect for you as a leader for turning a blind eye to bullying of our county on the news, nearly daily. If you do withhold relief money to our small businesses, I for one, will not be surprised.
The party you are pledged to is full of bullies and labelers. Funny how being a bully is ok for some.
Yes, withhold food from those you don’t like. It’s been done before. There’s nothing new under the sun.
Kathy Emick, Eaton

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White Evangelical Leaders Pledge Seminaries Will Not Teach Key Theory On Systemic Racism

white evangelical leaders pledge seminaries will not teach key theory on systemic racism

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The presidents of all six Southern Baptist seminaries have roundly condemned a key method that scholars have developed to examine how systemic racism persists in America.
The leaders, whose seminaries educate the next generation of clergy within the country’s largest Protestant denomination, agreed in a statement Monday that “Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality and any version of Critical Theory” is incompatible with their denomination’s core beliefs. 
Critical race theory (CRT) is a lens through which some academics seek to understand how racism operates and continues to affect people of color. The theory grapples with the pervasiveness of white supremacy and white privilege in society.
The seminary leaders didn’t offer a definition of critical race theory in their statement, published by the official news service for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). They didn’t acknowledge that the analytical tools CRT has developed can be helpful in some instances, as fellow Southern Baptists affirmed in a denomination-wide resolution in 2019. 
Instead, they decided to sweep the entire framework aside. 
“No unbiblical ideology can solve the social issues that confront us,” said Daniel L. Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and current chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Council of …

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Tesla says black people hold just 4% of its US leadership roles

tesla says black people hold just 4% of its us leadership roles

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PALO ALTO, California: Black employees make up just 4 per cent of Tesla’s American leadership roles and 10 per cent of its total workforce in the country, the electric carmaker has disclosed in its first US diversity report.Women comprise 17 per cent of the company’s US leadership roles – directors and vice presidents – and 21 per cent of the overall workforce, according to the report. The figures for Asian, Black and Hispanic people combined are 33 per cent and 60 per cent.

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The carmaker noted, though, that leadership roles were a “very small cohort”, or less than 0.4 per cent, of its workforce.Elon Musk’s Tesla, whose meteoric rise has seen it become the most valuable auto company in the world and worth about US$550 billion, acknowledged the lack of representation.”We know that our numbers do not represent the deep talent pools of black and African American talent that exist in the US at every level – from high-school graduates to professionals,” it said in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impact Report 2020 published on Friday (Dec 4).”While women are historically underrepresented in the tech and automotive industries, we recognise we have work to do in this area,” it added.

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Too many leaders think they’re above the law

too many leaders think they’re above the law

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With the leader of the free world still in rank denial about the dangers of a raging pandemic and his subordinates following his flat-earth edicts, it has been all too easy to focus on the folly among conservatives. Because of President Donald Trump’s disdain for the advice of scientific experts, Republican voters around the country are in open defiance of public health regulations.But Trump and his supporters are hardly the only malefactors. Several high-ranking Democrats have shown a propensity for rule-breaking, too, while pretending to be paragons of public health virtue. Their behavior is especially reprehensible because of their breathtaking hypocrisy.
Among others, California Gov. Gavin Newsom; San Jose, California, Mayor Sam Liccardo; San Francisco Mayor London Breed; and Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler — all Democrats — have been caught violating the commands they themselves issued.
California, like much of the country, is in the midst of a COVID surge. As a result, state and local officials have issued ever-stricter guidelines that restrict businesses and constrain ordinary activities, such as eating out. In July, the state issued a ban on indoor restaurant dining.
Nevertheless, Newsom was photographed in November eating at a very pricey Napa Valley restaurant called The …

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Bruno on awards, fans and leadership

bruno on awards, fans and leadership

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Discussing his memorable strike in the Champions League clash at Old Trafford, he continued: “I think it was a beautiful goal. It’s difficult when the ball bounces like that, normally you get too much power on the ball and it goes straightaway into the stands! It was a good goal, of course it’s really important for me as it gives me more confidence.
“The most important thing is goals for the team and helping the team take points. I think every player thinks in the same way, we need to look for the team and doing the right things. When we have to shoot we shoot, when we have to pass we pass. The most important thing all the time is the team.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently praised Fernandes for the influence and impact he’s had on the club and other players since joining in January and our Portuguese magnifico insists his leadership qualities are something that are simply an organic part of his persona.
“I think it’s something natural in me,” he said. “I don’t do anything like saying ‘I want to be a leader or I want to do things in a different …

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SJSD teacher groups decry policy; Board leader urges patience

sjsd teacher groups decry policy; board leader urges patience

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Reforms approved at the end of November by the Board of Education have brought on the most impassioned dispute in years between St. Joseph School District leadership and its teacher advocacy groups.In short, the collective panel known as United SJSD has been dismantled and replaced. The two groups that represent teacher workplace interests before the SJSD administration denounced the Nov. 23 change, which passed by a board vote of 6-0. The leaders of the local Missouri State Teachers Association and the Missouri National Education Association emphasized their demand to revise the change as soon as possible.“Not only is the board accountable to the community, but it is responsible for helping provide the environment in which we teach, and educate and help develop young adults,” said Elissa Garr, a school counselor who is a longtime leader among the MSTA. “And if our voices are taken away, how are we supposed to do that? This was a real hit. This is not good for anybody. This is adding more to teachers’ plates.”

For her part, Board of Education President Tami Pasley said these views are misguided. The change was implemented in consultation with the district’s legal counsel, as well as …

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GOP leaders want changes to state emergency powers laws to limit governor’s spending

gop leaders want changes to state emergency powers laws to limit governor’s spending

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OLYMPIA – After pushing unsuccessfully for a special session for some nine months, Republican legislative leaders said Friday they will seek changes to the state’s emergency powers laws that would limit a governor’s ability to renew proclamations and spend money.
Senate Minority Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, said current law has allowed Gov. Jay Inslee to renew proclamations repeatedly at 30-day intervals with limited input from the Legislature.
“We do have some basic ability to say ‘No,’ but not much chance for discussion,” said Braun, who was elected earlier this week to the Senate Republican’s top spot. “After 30 days, we need to have a special session to work things out.”
The $3 billion in federal money designed to help mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19 also created an unprecedented situation, Braun said. Decisions on how to spend money are a basic legislative function, although the law gives a governor the power to decide how to spend “unexpected receipts” when the Legislature is not in session.
But unexpected receipts are usually relatively small amounts , not billions of dollars, Braun said. Inslee is operating within his authority, but the law needs to be adjusted, he added.
House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox, …

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