Leadership – NCNYUMC http://ncnyumc.org/ Tue, 17 May 2022 01:12:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ncnyumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-7-1-150x150.png Leadership – NCNYUMC http://ncnyumc.org/ 32 32 The US Navy’s first female aircraft carrier commander: Leadership is tough https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/17/the-us-navys-first-female-aircraft-carrier-commander-leadership-is-tough/ Tue, 17 May 2022 01:12:13 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/17/the-us-navys-first-female-aircraft-carrier-commander-leadership-is-tough/ By Brad Lendon, Blake Essig and Emiko Jozuka, CNN Amy Bauernschmidt is the rarest of the few. The 51-year-old is part of a select group of US Navy officers: commanders of the 11 aircraft carriers in the US fleet. Captain Bauernschmidt is the only woman in this group. In fact, she is the only woman […]]]>

By Brad Lendon, Blake Essig and Emiko Jozuka, CNN

Amy Bauernschmidt is the rarest of the few.

The 51-year-old is part of a select group of US Navy officers: commanders of the 11 aircraft carriers in the US fleet.

Captain Bauernschmidt is the only woman in this group. In fact, she is the only woman to have commanded an American aircraft carrier, the largest and one of the most powerful warships afloat.

“(It’s) easily one of the most amazing jobs in the world,” she told CNN.

Most people would consider that an understatement.

Bauernschmidt commands the USS Abraham Lincoln, a 97,000-ton, 1,092-foot Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. With around 5,000 people on board, it’s the equivalent of a small town at sea.

It is also one of the centerpieces of American military power. More than 60 aircraft are aboard the Lincoln, including F-35C stealth fightersnaval aviation’s most advanced warplanes.

US aircraft carriers “stand ready to control the seas, conduct strikes, and maneuver across the electromagnetic spectrum and cyberspace. No other naval force has a comparable range and depth of combat capabilities,” a U.S. Navy fact sheet reads.

“In times of crisis, the first question leaders ask is, ‘Where are the carriers?’ ,” the fact sheet reads.

Bauernschmidt says answering this call is a privilege.

“There is absolutely no more humble sense of responsibility than knowing that I have been chosen to lead the men and women who have chosen (to) defend our nation,” she told reporters during from a recent visit to the warship during maneuvers off Japan.

Growing up in Milwaukee, Bauernschmidt knew she had an affinity for the sea. “I’ve always loved the water and swam and rowed competitively,” she says. But joining the navy was more practical than ambitious.

“I fell on my serve in a roundabout way.” she says. “I knew I would pay for my college education and wanted to find a major that not only interested me but would allow me to get a job to pay off my student loans.”

With a strong interest in math and science, and this love of water, she opted to major in ocean engineering.

Only a handful of colleges offered it, the US Naval Academy in Maryland being one. With tuition paid, it was Bauernschmidt’s choice.

But when she arrived on campus in Annapolis, the idea of ​​being the first woman to command an aircraft carrier wasn’t even something she thought possible.

“Absolutely not. I didn’t even realize that was an option when I started this adventure,” says Bauernschmidt.

When she entered the Naval Academy, that was not an option.

It wasn’t until November 1993—six months before Bauernschmidt graduated from that naval academy—that Congress passed legislation allowing women to serve on US Navy combat ships.

This “changed almost everything about women’s service in the Navy,” says Bauernschmidt.

A few months before graduation, Naval Academy midshipmen are allowed to apply for their first postings. Bauernschmidt chose aviation and began the path to his current command.

She learned to fly helicopters, became a flight instructor, deployed on destroyers and aircraft carriers, and eventually commanded a helicopter attack squadron.

She then attended the Naval War College, where she earned a master’s degree in strategic studies before serving in the US Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues.

After that, Bauernschmidt attended the Navy’s nuclear power school, learning the science and engineering behind naval nuclear power plants in what the Naval Sea Systems Command calls “the most demanding academic program in the U.S. military. “.

She would need that knowledge aboard the Lincoln, which is powered by two nuclear reactors, as she became the chief executive, second in command, in 2016.

Almost five years later, after a stint at the helm of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego, Bauernschmidt took command of the Abraham Lincoln.

“Each new job and each new opportunity has strengthened my leadership and challenged me to be the best version of myself,” says Bauernschmidt.

“I had a phenomenal career where I had incredible opportunities.”

Even the jobs she didn’t really want were opportunities, she says.

“Sometimes you’ll learn the most and grow the most in a situation or job you didn’t want to be in or do.

“Not every job I’ve had in the Navy has been a job I wanted, but I learned and got the most out of every job I could,” Bauernschmidt says.

Although she has risen to a powerful position, Bauernschmidt recognizes the many challenges that women in the Navy still face.

As of Dec. 31, only 20 percent of the Navy’s 342,000 active duty force members are women, according to service demographics.

As a Department of the Navy Gender Relations Survey from February reported, “Social media is full of anecdotes and shared experiences of instances of sexism, discrimination, access to help, reporting and seeking justice for sexual harassment and sexual assault. Clearly there are challenges that must be overcome for meaningful change.

“These are bigger challenges than the military,” says Bauernschmidt. “We are constantly working on improving the sailing environment and programs to support our most important resource – our employees throughout their careers.”

At Bauernschmidt’s rank of captain and above, the Navy’s gender gap is even more stark. Only 13% of those 3,075 officers are women, according to Navy data.

Bauernschmidt therefore feels an added sense of responsibility as the first woman to command an aircraft carrier, but she seems to see it as evolutionary and not revolutionary.

“Although women have achieved a lot, I look forward to the day when we no longer have to celebrate premieres,” she says.

Bauernschmidt says the support she received from the entire Navy community was crucial in bringing her to this deck on one of the greatest warships in the world. And she says she’s still learning now.

“For me, overcoming any challenge starts with ownership – know your job and do your job to the best of your abilities every day. It’s hard to argue with someone who does an exceptional job of supporting the mission and the team,” she says.

The thousands of sailors she leads challenge her and make her grow, she says.

“Leadership is difficult,” says Bauernschmidt.

“To effectively lead a team, department or command, you need to understand the organization and yourself. You have to meet them where they need a leader and you have to know yourself well enough to know how to meet them where they are,” she says.

His advice to his subordinates and to all those who have aspirations: to follow on a daily basis.

“I try not to just finish a task, but to take ownership of the outcome of my work,” she says.

To inspire herself, she quotes an NFL superstar, Arizona Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt: “Success is not owned, it’s rented and rent is due every day. !

Pay that rent and you could end up with one of the rarest jobs in the world: commander of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

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Former Stockton Astronaut Inspires Youth at César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/15/former-stockton-astronaut-inspires-youth-at-cesar-chavez-youth-leadership-conference/ Sun, 15 May 2022 01:19:00 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/15/former-stockton-astronaut-inspires-youth-at-cesar-chavez-youth-leadership-conference/ ‘Dream big’: Former Stockton astronaut hopes to inspire youngsters to aim for the stars Jose Hernandez spoke at the 20th Annual César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday. Updated: 6:19 PM PDT May 14, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript BRITAIN: AFTER TWO-HIAS, YOU NEARLY 2,000 STUDENTS ACROSS UC-DAVIS TAKEN THE AUDITUMRI FOR THE YOUTH LEADERSHIP […]]]>

‘Dream big’: Former Stockton astronaut hopes to inspire youngsters to aim for the stars

Jose Hernandez spoke at the 20th Annual César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday.



BRITAIN: AFTER TWO-HIAS, YOU NEARLY 2,000 STUDENTS ACROSS UC-DAVIS TAKEN THE AUDITUMRI FOR THE YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, THE EVENT IS USED TO GET CHILDREN TO THINK MORE ABOUT L ‘UNIVERSITY. LETICIA ORDAZ SHOWS AT THE USS HOW TODAY’S SPEAKER INSPIRES YOUNG PEOPLE TO SHOOT FOR THE STARS. >> I’M NOT GOING TO DO WHAT MY FATHER D FOR ME. I WILL GIVE YOU LICENSE TO DREAM, DREAM BIG. THE REPORTER: FROM FARM WORKER TO NASA ASTRONAUT, STOCKTON’S JOSE HERNANDEZ SHARED HIS RECIPE FOR SUCCESS WITH MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THIS FULL AUDITORIUM AT UC-DAVIS. >> I’M WEARING HERE IN TSHI ASTRONAUT COSTUME, BECAUSE IT WORKS AND IT MAY WORK FOR YOU TOO. THE REPORTER: HE SHARED THE STORY OF HOW NASA REJECTED HIM NOT ONCE, BUT 11 TIMES DURING HIS TRIP TO SPACE. AND IT WAS JUST THE 12TH TIME HE TOOK FLIGHT ON THE DISCOVERY SPACE SHUTTLE. >> IT’S OK TO DREAM BIG, AS LONG AS YOU’RE WILLING TO PUT IN THE WORK TO MAKE THAT DREAM INTO REALITY. AND THAT’S WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO TEACH THE CHILDREN HERE TODAY. >>The Reporter: FOR THE CESAR CHAVEZ YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, ORGANIZERS COORDINATED A MASVESI EFFORT TO BRING UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES TO THE FERE EVENT AT UC-DAVIS. IT TOOK 40 BUSES TO BRING 1200 STUDENTS FROM 25 SCHOOL NEIGHBORHOODS. HERNANDEZ SAID KGIDS’ CONTRIBUTION TO SETTING FOOT ON A CAMSPU COLLEGE IS TRANSFORMATIONAL. >> THEY MAKE THIS SAID JUMP, WHAT IF I WAS HERE? I AM HERE PHYSICALLY ALREADY SO WHY CAN’T I BE A STUDENT HERE SO IT ALLOWS THEM TO BIEVEEL THAT IT EXPOSES THEM TO A SETTI UNIVERSITY ANGND SAY HEY THIS IS NOT SOMETHING IMPOSSIE.BL I CAN DO THIS. LOOK AT ALL THESE CHILDREN O, LOOK AT JOSE, WHO WAS A FARMWORKER AND BECAME AN ASTRONAUT, SO IF HE CAN DO IT, WHY CAN’T I. STEM PROGRAMS, FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS AND MORE. >> SO IT’S BOTH AUTOMATIC INSPIRATION AND INFORMATION. FOR YOU TO KNOW, BARRIERS HINDER STUNT WAYS. >>> THIS SEVENTH SCHOOLMAN SAYS THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY HE WILL NEVER FORGET. >> YOU HAVE EVERYTHING HARD TO GET ANYWHERE IF IN LIFE AND YOU CAN STILL PERSEVERE EVEN IF YOU START IN A DIFFERENT POSITION. >> The journalist: LETICIA ORDAZ, KCRA 3 NEWS. GULSTAN: BRITTANY: THIS IS WHY REPRESENTATION IS IMPORTANT. FORMER ASTRONAUT JOSE HERNANDEZ HAS BEEN NAMED RECENYTL REGENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. HE SAYS HE HOPE TO EXPAND HIS ROLE

‘Dream big’: Former Stockton astronaut hopes to inspire youngsters to aim for the stars

Jose Hernandez spoke at the 20th Annual César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday.

After a two-year hiatus, thousands of students from across the region gathered on the UC Davis campus on Saturday for the 20th annual César Chávez Youth Leadership Lecture. The event aims to inspire more young people to start thinking about college. Stockton’s Jose Hernandez has been rejected by NASA 11 times, but he said the 12th time he was finally assigned to crew the Space Shuttle mission STS-128. “It’s okay to dream big as long as you’re willing to work to make that dream a reality and that’s what we’re trying to teach the kids here today,” the former astronaut said. Students had the chance to attend over 25 workshops on college admissions, STEM programs, financial aid, scholarships and more. Learn more in the video player above.

After a two-year hiatus, thousands of students from across the region gathered on the UC Davis campus on Saturday for the 20th annual César Chávez Youth Leadership Lecture.

The event aims to inspire more young people to start thinking about college.

Stockton’s Jose Hernandez has been rejected by NASA 11 times, but he said the 12th time he was finally assigned to crew the Space Shuttle mission STS-128.

“It’s okay to dream big as long as you’re willing to work to make that dream a reality and that’s what we’re trying to teach the kids here today,” the former astronaut said.

Students had the chance to attend over 25 workshops on college admissions, STEM programs, financial aid, scholarships and more.

Learn more in the video player above.

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Danyelle Musselman honored in Little Rock for her leadership and community impact | KLRT https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/13/danyelle-musselman-honored-in-little-rock-for-her-leadership-and-community-impact-klrt/ Fri, 13 May 2022 02:03:45 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/13/danyelle-musselman-honored-in-little-rock-for-her-leadership-and-community-impact-klrt/ LITTLE ROCK OF THE NORTH, Arch. – On Thursday night, Danyelle Musselman was recognized in North Little Rock by the Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas naming her their leader of the year. “I’m so humbled and honored,” Musselman said before speaking at the event. “The work I do isn’t necessarily for awards, so […]]]>

LITTLE ROCK OF THE NORTH, Arch. – On Thursday night, Danyelle Musselman was recognized in North Little Rock by the Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas naming her their leader of the year.

“I’m so humbled and honored,” Musselman said before speaking at the event. “The work I do isn’t necessarily for awards, so the fact that I even get an award for something I do just because I’m passionate about it is mind-blowing.”

The so-called first lady of basketball from Arkansas, Danyelle is the wife of Razorbacks head coach Eric Musselman. She has long worked in sports broadcasting, animation and reporting for many networks. Since then, she has committed her efforts to foundations like Coaches vs Cancer, Make-A-Wish and others.

“I realized what kind of platform my husband had as a college basketball coach,” Musselman said. “I use this platform to raise funds for different organizations. I work with fundraisers, I am on different boards and fundraising for cancer is something very important to me. My mother is a cancer survivor.

Danyelle and Eric Musselman share three children in Michael, Matthew and Mariah. She hopes to help inspire children and adults and looks forward to continuing her outreach in central Arkansas.

“I love traveling around the state,” Musselman said. “It’s really cool to be here in Little Rock because we have so many players on our team that come from this area. It’s almost like a second home for me since I started looking around and getting to know so many people.

Anticipation for the Razorbacks’ next basketball season is already high, as Arkansas is ESPN’s No. 1 team “way too soon” after bringing in the nation’s second class of signings. Danyelle shares this excitement after witnessing back-to-back Elite Eight trips.

“The future is so bright. I don’t want to spoil anything, but all I can say is I’m really excited for the basketball season.

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Conservative leadership candidates will face off in Edmonton for the next debate https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/10/conservative-leadership-candidates-will-face-off-in-edmonton-for-the-next-debate/ Tue, 10 May 2022 18:33:14 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/10/conservative-leadership-candidates-will-face-off-in-edmonton-for-the-next-debate/ By Staff The Canadian Press Published on May 10, 2022 at 2:33 p.m. Smaller font Decrease article font size –A Bigger font Increase article font size A+ British Columbia MP Ed Fast said Tories watching the upcoming leadership debate are hoping the six candidates vying for the party’s top job put an end to the […]]]>

British Columbia MP Ed Fast said Tories watching the upcoming leadership debate are hoping the six candidates vying for the party’s top job put an end to the personal attacks.

Fast, who co-chairs the campaign of former Quebec Premier Jean Charest, says the rivals will have to unite at the end of the race if the party hopes to defeat the ruling Liberals in the next election.

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All of the candidates will appear in the first official leadership debate in Edmonton on Wednesday, with less than a month to sell party memberships to supporters they hope will vote for them.

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She says the candidates on stage will likely focus on the fact that the level of support for Tory MP Pierre Poilievre will not reach 50% and launch attacks to slow his momentum.

A candidate must obtain a majority of support to be declared the winner when the ballots are counted on September 10.

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son of a dictator in the lead as Filipinos elect their next leader | world news https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/09/son-of-a-dictator-in-the-lead-as-filipinos-elect-their-next-leader-world-news/ Mon, 09 May 2022 01:16:00 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/09/son-of-a-dictator-in-the-lead-as-filipinos-elect-their-next-leader-world-news/ By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos were voting for a new president on Monday, with the son of a ousted dictator and a champion of reform and human rights the main contenders at a tenuous moment in a deeply divided Asian democracy. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the […]]]>

By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos were voting for a new president on Monday, with the son of a ousted dictator and a champion of reform and human rights the main contenders at a tenuous moment in a deeply divided Asian democracy.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the strongman ousted in a military-backed “people power” uprising in 1986, led pre-election polls with a seemingly insurmountable lead. But his closest challenger, Vice President Leni Robredo, tapped into the shock and outrage at the prospect of another Marcos taking over the seat of power and mobilized an army of campaign volunteers to back his candidacy. .

Eight other candidates, including former boxing star Manny Pacquiao, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and former national police chief Sen. Panfilo Lacson, are far behind in voter preference polls.

Long lines of voters showed up early across most of the country without any major incidents. But in southern Maguindanao province, a security hotspot, unidentified men fired at least three grenades on Sunday evening near the Datu Unsay town hall compound, injuring nine villagers who had been there. traveled in advance from remote villages to be able to vote on Monday. Two more grenades exploded soon after in the nearby town of Shariff Aguak but caused no injuries, police said.

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The laureate will take office on June 30 for a unique six-year term at the helm of a Southeast Asian nation hard hit by two years of COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdowns.

Even more difficult issues include a declining economy, deeper poverty and unemployment, Muslim and communist insurgencies that have been going on for decades. There will also likely be questions about how to handle calls seeking the prosecution of incumbent populist leader Rodrigo Duterte, whose anti-drug crackdown has left thousands dead, mostly petty suspects, and sparked an investigation by the International Criminal Court.

Duterte’s daughter, South Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, topped the polls as Marcos Jr.’s vice-presidential running mate in an alliance of descendants of two authoritarian leaders who concern rights groups of man. The rapprochement combined the voting power of their separate northern and southern political strongholds, boosting their chances but heightening the concerns of human rights activists.

“History can repeat itself if they win,” said Myles Sanchez, a 42-year-old human rights defender. “There may be a repeat of the martial law and drug-related killings that happened under their parents.”

Sanchez said the violence and abuse that marked the era of martial law under Marcos and Duterte’s war on drugs more than three decades later victimized loved ones from two generations of his family. His grandmother was sexually abused and his grandfather tortured by counter-insurgency troops under Marcos in the early 1980s in their poor farming village in the southern province of Leyte.

Under Duterte’s crackdown, Sanchez’s brother, a sister and a sister-in-law were wrongly linked to illegal drugs and killed separately, she told The Associated Press in an interview. She described the murder of her siblings as “a nightmare that caused untold pain”.

She pleaded with Filipinos not to vote for politicians who either openly advocate widespread killings or conveniently look the other way.

Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte stayed away from such volatile issues during the three-month campaign and stuck firmly to a battle cry of national unity, even as their fathers’ presidencies opened some of the most turbulent divisions in the country’s history. .

“I learned during our campaign not to fight back,” Sara Duterte told her followers on Saturday evening on the last day of campaigning, where she and Marcos Jr. thanked a huge crowd during a night of music. rap, dance performances and fireworks near Manila Bay.

At a separate rally, Robredo thanked his supporters who blocked his star-studded outings and fought a house-to-house battle to endorse his brand of clean, practical politics. She asked them to fight for patriotic ideals beyond elections.

“We have learned that those who have woken up will never close their eyes again,” Robredo told a crowd that filled the main avenue in the capital’s Makati financial district. “It is our right to have a future with dignity and it is our responsibility to fight for it.”

Besides the presidency, more than 18,000 government positions are contested, including half of the 24-member Senate, more than 300 seats in the House of Representatives, as well as provincial and local offices across the archipelago of more than 109 million people. Filipinos.

About 67 million people registered to vote during the 13 hours of voting, an hour longer than the midterm elections in 2019 to compensate for expected slower queues due to social distancing and other coronavirus protection measures.

Thousands of police and military have been deployed to secure electoral districts, particularly in rural areas with a history of violent political rivalry and where Communist and Muslim rebels are active.

In 2009, gunmen deployed by the family of the governor of the southern province of Maguindanao massacred 58 people, including 32 journalists, in an attack on an election convoy that shocked the world.

Associated Press reporters Joeal Calupitan, Aaron Favila and Cecilia Forbes in Manila, Philippines, and Kiko Rosario in Bangkok contributed to this report.

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Supreme Court fallout sheds harsh light on Roberts’ leadership https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/07/supreme-court-fallout-sheds-harsh-light-on-roberts-leadership/ Sat, 07 May 2022 10:01:00 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/07/supreme-court-fallout-sheds-harsh-light-on-roberts-leadership/ Chief Justice John Roberts’ leadership of the Supreme Court came to light this week after a leaked draft opinion showed the court’s conservative justices were set to overturn Roe v. Wade. Among the critics was the feeling that the court had reached the low point of Roberts’ 16 years as leader. The three Trump-appointed justices […]]]>

Chief Justice John Roberts’ leadership of the Supreme Court came to light this week after a leaked draft opinion showed the court’s conservative justices were set to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Among the critics was the feeling that the court had reached the low point of Roberts’ 16 years as leader.

The three Trump-appointed justices have been accused of lying to the American public during their confirmation hearings that they considered Roe to be established law, to approve overturning the landmark 1973 ruling shortly after joining the bench.

The leak itself, one of the most stunning breaches of secrecy in the court’s history, also comes just weeks after an ethics row involving Judge Clarence Thomas and his wife over his involvement in efforts to quash the 2020 elections.

These dynamics are now playing out against the backdrop of a court whose standing with the public has steadily fallen to historic lows, and as new polls suggest, the court is diverging even further from the nation’s majority.

As Americans this week pondered the likelihood of the court striking down the constitutional right to abortion in the coming months, the leaked draft opinion appeared to provide the strongest evidence yet that on many issues, Roberts no longer wields the restraining influence it once had over the more hard-line conservatives at court.

“Roberts is unmistakably conservative, but he prefers incremental change to sweeping change and, at times, joins liberal justices, including in high-profile cases,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. “But there are five justices who are significantly more conservative than Roberts and who clearly want more radical change.”

“It’s evident in the case of abortion, it was evident in Texas abortion law, and we’ll see it in many other areas as well,” he added.

The leaked draft notice would overturn Roe and eliminate federal protections that for nearly five decades have protected the right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. That outcome would be supported by a majority including Justice Samuel Alito, opinion writer Thomas and the three appointees of former President Trump: Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

At issue is a Mississippi law that bans virtually all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a direct challenge to Roe’s guarantee of abortion access before fetal viability, around 23 weeks.

The court this week upheld the authenticity of the leaked document published Monday night by Politico, but warned that the judges’ votes and the opinion itself are subject to change before the release of a final ruling, which is expected late. June.

Roberts, while willing to enforce Mississippi’s abortion ban, had sought to find a middle ground between dissenting liberals and the five justices to his right, according to reports from CNN and the Wall Street Journal. The failure of his more modest approach to secure a majority suggests that Roberts was unable to persuade other conservatives to join him, his most likely targets having been Kavanaugh and Barrett.

“The era of ‘the Roberts Court’ ended when Amy Coney Barrett sat on the Court. This appointment has removed Chief Justice Roberts from the political center of the Court,” said Dan Kobil, a professor at Capital University Law School. “Roberts’ incrementalism will become the judicial equivalent of the flagpole of a hundred years ago: a fad that was briefly popular, but which we can no longer understand in a future where raw political power determines the outcomes of Supreme Court decisions.”

Other court observers suggested that the changing composition of the bench offered Roberts more mixed fortunes.

Steve Schwinn, a law professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, agreed that Roberts had lost some control in the more controversial cases, such as abortion. But he suggested the politically savvy leader could also benefit in other ways by being outflanked to his right.

Roberts has often taken a step-by-step approach because of concerns about the institutional integrity of the court, not because he doesn’t necessarily disagree with the outcome of a case. But on some issues, such as voting rights, Roberts abandoned a laborious approach in favor of a maximalist approach, as in his 5-4 decision in Shelby County v. Holder who gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

“We know that Roberts does not believe there is a fundamental right to abortion. All things being equal, he might even sign Alito’s draft,” Schwinn said. “He gets the ultimate legal advice he wants, and he also gets to position himself above the fray and as a protector of the Court’s institutional integrity. And when he wants to go for a full-throttle conservative move, he can and does.

In decisions where Roberts is not a majority, it would be up to the senior majority judge to designate who writes the opinion. That role would often be filled by Thomas, 73, who presumably tapped Alito to write the opinion in the Mississippi abortion dispute.

The ultraconservative Thomas has created another kind of headache for Roberts in recent months, over revelations related to the political activities of his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas.

In the weeks following the 2020 election, Ginni Thomas reportedly exchanged dozens of text messages with then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows that appeared to show her a strategy on how to circumvent the will of the American voters to install Trump for a second term in the White House. despite losing to President Biden, a result she described as “obvious fraud” and “the biggest heist in our history.”

During roughly the same post-election period, Clarence Thomas refused to recuse himself from numerous pro-Trump legal challenges that challenged the 2020 results. And earlier this year he cast the only dissenting vote in a ruling by the Supreme Court that paved the way for the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection to obtain Trump’s White House records.

The news prompted Democrats to ask Thomas to recuse himself from any future election-related disputes in court. In his three decades on the bench, however, Thomas has never walked away from a case due to a real or perceived conflict of interest arising from his wife’s political activities.

His staunchest critics called for resignation or dismissal. That ethical review may soon relaunch as litigation related to the House panel’s Jan. 6 inquiry progresses through the appeals process, perhaps eventually reaching the justices.

Recent surveys suggest that the eruption of negative headlines has seriously damaged the Supreme Court’s reputation.

In a poll released last month, a majority of Americans, 52%, said Thomas should recuse himself from matters related to the 2020 presidential election.

Other polls this week suggest the court’s draft opinion striking down Roe, if it becomes law, would be out of step with the American public. According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted in late April, a majority says the Supreme Court should uphold the landmark 1973 ruling.

In addition to the fallout over Roe’s likely disappearance, a separate set of questions arose this week regarding the leak itself – prompting a rare public statement from Roberts.

On Tuesday, Roberts ordered the Supreme Court Marshal to launch an investigation into the origins of the leak, which he called a “singular and flagrant breach of trust.” At the same time, however, he sought to minimize its long-term impact on court operations.

“To the extent that this betrayal of court confidences was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed,” Roberts said in a statement. “The work of the Court will not be affected in any way.”

Whether or not the leak will harm the court’s reputation in the long term, many experts agreed that it would harm relations within the court.

“It needs to create an environment of mistrust between judges and between judges and clerks at least until the court determines who the source is,” said Carter Phillips, a partner at Sidley Austin who has litigated dozens of cases. cases before the Supreme Court. “This is not a useful situation, especially as the Court approaches the final stages of the mandate.”

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How Russian military leadership was decapitated thanks to US intelligence https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/05/how-russian-military-leadership-was-decapitated-thanks-to-us-intelligence/ Thu, 05 May 2022 09:14:39 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/05/how-russian-military-leadership-was-decapitated-thanks-to-us-intelligence/ Senior US officials said US intelligence on Russian military units enabled the Ukrainians to target and kill many Russian generals who died during the war in Ukraine. Ukrainian officials said they killed 12 Russian generals on the front lines, a number far higher than expected by many military experts. US intelligence includes planned Russian military […]]]>

Senior US officials said US intelligence on Russian military units enabled the Ukrainians to target and kill many Russian generals who died during the war in Ukraine.

Ukrainian officials said they killed 12 Russian generals on the front lines, a number far higher than expected by many military experts.

US intelligence includes planned Russian military movements and targeting data, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing senior US officials. This is part of a concerted effort by US President Joe Biden’s administration to provide Ukraine with real-time military intelligence for the fight against the Russians, including Moscow’s attempt to take the eastern Donbass region, the current front line of the war.

Washington also provided the location and other details to help the Ukrainian military track the mobile Russian military headquarters. The headquarters changed location several times as Russia attempted to regroup in the east after failing in its mission to capture the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. U.S. officials would not tell Time how this information was acquired for fear of revealing their collection methods and endangering their sources. The report says classified and commercial satellites were among the sources.

Senior US officials have said that US intelligence on Russian military units allowed Ukraine to target and kill many Russian generals who died during the war against Ukraine. Ukrainian soldiers sit on an armored military vehicle in the city of Severodonetsk in Ukraine on April 7, 2022.
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Ukraine combined US whistleblowers with its own intelligence to carry out artillery strikes and other attacks that killed Russian generals, the newspaper reported.

US officials did not give the exact number of Russian generals killed as a result of US intelligence, but said attacks on the generals were facilitated by the intelligence.

However, a strike against General Valery Gerasimov reported on May 1 was not helped by US intelligence, according to several US officials. Gerasimov, the highest Russian casualty to date, was reportedly airlifted from Izyum near Kharkiv after being injured by shrapnel.

Washington also shared intelligence with kyiv before the war began, about Russia’s intention to invade its neighbor.

Asked by the Time about the intelligence passed to the Ukrainians, Pentagon spokesman John F. Kirby declined to reveal details, but said the United States had provided “information and intelligence to Ukraine that they can use to defend themselves”.

Newsweek contacted the foreign ministries of Russia and Ukraine for comment.

In addition to providing intelligence, the United States was one of Ukraine’s closest allies during the war, supplying the Eastern European country with huge amounts of weapons and billions dollars in military aid.

On April 28, Biden sent a request to Congress for a new $33 billion aid package for Ukraine and proposed legislation that would allow the United States to seize the assets of Russian oligarchs and crack down on circumvention. Sanctions.

The Kremlin has often claimed that Russia is engaged in a proxy war with the US-led West, including NATO.

On Wednesday evening, Russia decided to bomb Ukrainian supply lines, including railway stations bringing in reinforcements from Western allies.

The European Union, for its part, is considering toughening sanctions against Moscow, in particular by banning Russian oil exports.

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Free2move strengthens its global leadership in the mobility sector by acquiring Share Now https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/03/free2move-strengthens-its-global-leadership-in-the-mobility-sector-by-acquiring-share-now/ Tue, 03 May 2022 06:08:43 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/03/free2move-strengthens-its-global-leadership-in-the-mobility-sector-by-acquiring-share-now/ About Free2move Free2move is the only global mobility brand offering a complete and unique ecosystem for its private and professional customers around the world. Relying on data and technology, Free2move places the customer experience at the heart of the business to reinvent mobility. Free2move offers a range of services to meet the multiple travel needs […]]]>

About Free2move

Free2move is the only global mobility brand offering a complete and unique ecosystem for its private and professional customers around the world. Relying on data and technology, Free2move places the customer experience at the heart of the business to reinvent mobility. Free2move offers a range of services to meet the multiple travel needs of its customers from one minute to several days or months with car-sharing service, short, medium or long-term rental as well as the reservation of VTC drivers, parking spaces. parking and charging stations via app.
Free2move Mobility in figures worldwide: 2 million customers, 450,000 rental vehicles, 500,000 parking spaces, 250,000 charging stations in Europe.
About SHARE NOW

As a market leader and pioneer in free-floating car-sharing, SHARE NOW is present in 16 major European cities with approximately 10,000 vehicles, including 3,000 electric vehicles. Around 3.4 million customers are already using the service. SHARE NOW offers a sustainable solution for urban mobility and, as part of the mobility offer, contributes significantly to relieving traffic congestion in cities. Each car-sharing car replaces up to 20 private vehicles in city traffic. SHARE NOW continues to expand its leadership in the European self-service car-sharing market. The mobility provider was founded in 2019 as a joint venture between BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG. It is headquartered in Berlin.

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Biz Briefs: Rowan Chamber to host leadership speaker at Power in Partnership on May 19 – Salisbury Post https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/01/biz-briefs-rowan-chamber-to-host-leadership-speaker-at-power-in-partnership-on-may-19-salisbury-post/ Sun, 01 May 2022 04:07:21 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/05/01/biz-briefs-rowan-chamber-to-host-leadership-speaker-at-power-in-partnership-on-may-19-salisbury-post/ SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will host guest speaker Helen Little at its final Power in Partnership event of the season May 19 at 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road. Little is originally from Rowan County and currently lives in New York. She is a nationally recognized speaker, most notably […]]]>

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will host guest speaker Helen Little at its final Power in Partnership event of the season May 19 at 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road.

Little is originally from Rowan County and currently lives in New York. She is a nationally recognized speaker, most notably for her “Leadership Next: Be An Original” speech. She is a media personality, writer, speaker, coach, model, meditation teacher and lover of life with a professional background that spans over forty years.

Little launched her career at a radio station in Chapel Hill while a student at the University of North Carolina. Building on her experience, she then joined the staff of WSTP and WRDX in her home town of Salisbury. She now occupies offices, homes and cars throughout the Northeast as a midday personality for New York’s 106.7 Lite FM and is the nation’s most listened-to non-union radio personality.

Little can also be heard on the iHeartRadio digital network which serves millions of people and hosts the public library podcast of which she is the creator, host, editor and producer.

Leadership Rowan Class No. 29 will be graduating at the May PIP and the event is sponsored by Duke Energy.

The reservation deadline is May 17 at noon. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. The price includes the cost of breakfast and the program. Contact the Chamber for reservations at 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com or www.rowanchamber.com.

HMC Tax Group Partners with New Healthcare Management Consultant

SALISBURY — HMC Tax Group announced the recent addition of Charles Whaley, CPA, CHBC as a new partner.

HMC Tax Group is one of four affiliates of Salisbury-based Healthcare Management Consultants.

Whaley joined Healthcare Management Consultants in 2015 and is the Director of Tax Services. Whaley holds a bachelor’s degree from NC State University and a master of science in accounting from Appalachian State University. Whaley lives in Salisbury with his wife, Lauren, and their two children, Margaret and Banks.

State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners Approves Salisbury Locals for NC CPA Licensure

RALIEGH — The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners announced April 21 that it has approved 125 people for CPA licensure in North Carolina, including two people from Salisbury.

Robert Little and Michael Patch, both from Salisbury, were named to the list.

A candidate for CPA licensure must pass the Uniform CPA Examination and meet state requirements for education, work experience, and character. CPAs licensed to practice in North Carolina must renew their license annually and complete at least 40 hours of continuing professional education each year.

Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Presents Excellence in Communications Awards for 2022

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce recently received an award for communications from the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

The Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives presented the 2022 Excellence in Communication Awards at its Staff Leadership Development Conference held last week at the Beach House Resort in Hilton Head Island, SC . The Communications Excellence Awards recognize outstanding communications efforts by the North Carolina and South Carolina Chambers of Commerce.

Communications were recognized for advertising and marketing, campaigns, electronics and publications. A prize is awarded to the chamber with the highest score in each of the four categories based on the size of the following chambers of less than 700 members or more than 700 members.

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce won the award in the electronics category for chambers with over 700 members for hosting its 95th annual meeting and virtual power in partnership.

Entries were judged on originality, design, quality and results achieved. Entries reflected communications efforts undertaken or completed in the past 18 months.

Rowan County unemployment rate drops slightly in March

RALEIGH – Rowan County unemployment rates improved slightly from February to March, from 3.7% to 3.6%.

Unemployment rates, not seasonally adjusted, fell in 85 of North Carolina’s counties in March, rose in three and were unchanged in 12. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 8, 7% while Orange County had the lowest at 2.4%. Fourteen of the state’s metropolitan areas saw rate cuts and one remained unchanged. Among metropolitan areas, Rocky Mount had the highest rate at 6.1% while Durham-Chapel Hill had the lowest rate at 2.8%. The statewide unadjusted March rate was 3.6%.

Rowan County’s rate was higher than its neighbors. Davie and Stanly counties both had rates of 3.1% and Davidson, Cabarrus and Iredell had unemployment rates of 3.2%.

Compared with the same month last year, unseasonally-adjusted unemployment rates fell in all 100 counties. All 15 metropolitan areas in the state saw rate cuts during the year.

The number of workers employed statewide, unadjusted for seasonality, increased in March by 55,989 to 4,903,187, while the number of unemployed fell by 3,303 to 182,334. As of March 2021, the number of workers employed statewide rose by 234,982, while the number of unemployed fell by 77,108.

The next unemployment update is scheduled for May 20, when the state’s unemployment rate for April 2022 will be released.

Novant Health Presents Rowan Medical Center with Equity in Healthcare Award

SALISBURY — Fourteen of Novant Health’s hospitals, including Rowan Medical Center, have been recognized as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in the country. civil rights organization.

In North Carolina, Novant Health represents nearly 80% of facilities in the state that earn this distinction, with every facility receiving perfect scores.

Novant Health continues to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture by providing:

• Integration of a diversity, inclusion and equity lens into strategic business imperatives.

• A strong commitment to our mission of identifying and eliminating health care disparities to deliver a remarkable patient experience and equitable health outcomes for all populations.

• Ongoing diversity, inclusion and equity training for all Novant Health team members, including providers.

• Web chats and open forums to enable open dialogue between team members on topics related to diversity and inclusion, health equity, COVID-19 and social injustices.

• Enterprise resource groups, which are an important part of the diversity, inclusion and equity strategy. BRGs are organized around a common identity such as age, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, veteran status, etc.

This 15th anniversary edition of the Health Care Equality Index marks the fifth year that participants have received a numerical score based on their LGBTQ inclusive policies and practices. ESW participants received scores in four criteria: core policies and training, LGBTQ+ patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and patient and community engagement. The HEI continues to show incredible growth in the number of healthcare facilities adopting and adopting LGBTQ inclusive policies and practices. A record 906 healthcare facilities actively participated in the survey.

For the fifth consecutive year, Novant Health was also named one of America’s Best Diversity Employers by Forbes, ranking 242nd in the country. Of the 500 employers that were on the list, only 40 are hospitals and health systems, including Novant Health.

Forbes has partnered with a market research firm to create the annual ranking of America’s Best Diversity Employers. The list was compiled by surveying 50,000 Americans working for companies in all industry sectors with at least 1,000 employees. Respondents were asked to anonymously rate their organizations based on age, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation. Respondents from minority groups were then asked to nominate organizations other than their own.

The Top 500 Employers list not only features the most endorsements, but also the most diverse boards and executive ranks and the most progressive diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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Inaugural Honors Rising Leaders Cohort completes 1st semester of programming https://ncnyumc.org/2022/04/29/inaugural-honors-rising-leaders-cohort-completes-1st-semester-of-programming/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 13:33:52 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/04/29/inaugural-honors-rising-leaders-cohort-completes-1st-semester-of-programming/ LEXINGTON, Kentucky (April 29, 2022) — This month, the University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College The Rising Leaders program has completed its first semester of programming. The first cohort of Rising Leaders was announced in January 2022; the program is partially funded by a generous donor. This group of 14 people served as the pilot […]]]>

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (April 29, 2022) — This month, the University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College The Rising Leaders program has completed its first semester of programming. The first cohort of Rising Leaders was announced in January 2022; the program is partially funded by a generous donor.

This group of 14 people served as the pilot for the program and helped shape the trajectory of the program and map out the themes most important to them.

  • Mara Montoya, computer science student from Westerville, Ohio
  • Promise Kayembe, a human health sciences major from Lexington, Kentucky
  • Brennan Graham, a computer science and economics major from Lexington, Kentucky
  • Princess Magor Agbozo, Public Health Specialist from Mesaieed, Qatar
  • Joshua Plain, a physics and finance major from Hanson, Kentucky
  • Madelyn Steineker, chemistry graduate from Prospect, Kentucky
  • Hannah Hardendorf, a neuroscience major from Lexington, Ky.
  • Savannah Saylor, a psychology and neuroscience major from Richmond, Kentucky
  • Ainsley Wuerth, a biomedical engineering major from Louisville
  • Artin Asadipooya, a neuroscientist from Lexington, Kentucky
  • Sanjana Rahman, psychology student from Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Hallie Rice, a political science major from Louisville, Ky.
  • Abraham Alhamdani, a neuroscientist from Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Caroline Allen, a biology major from Oakwood, Ohio

The Rising Leaders program is open to honors students of all majors and minors and a commitment of five semesters, running from the spring of a student’s sophomore year until its completion. Entrance involves a competitive application process in the fall of the student’s sophomore year. After completing the program, participants will be able to identify their own leadership strengths and preferences, connect their leadership practices to their values, assess their leadership approach, improve their leadership skills, and define strategies for continuous leadership development.

The Rising Leaders program is currently led by Hannah LeGris, personal development counselor at the Lewis Honors College Center, and was originally conceptualized by Laura Bryan, TG Lewis Endowed Scholar in Organizational Behavior and current acting dean of the college. LeGris hopes that upon completion, students will have a better understanding of what leadership requires.

“Through this five-semester program, we will strive to develop self-aware, principled and skilled leaders who can positively impact their communities, the Commonwealth and, ideally, the world,” said Grey. “The structure and duration of the program facilitates continuous reflection, the acquisition of knowledge and learning through individual and collective work.”

This semester, Rising Leaders participated in a monthly cohort gathering, including an etiquette dinner, book club, and self-awareness retreat. They also engaged in online discussion forums, articles, and reflections throughout the semester. Each student was also required to meet with their personal development advisor from Lewis Honors College and choose from a selection of workshops and events to attend.

These five semesters of cohesive programming, leading to graduation, attracted students like Sanjana Rahman, an honors sophomore, who wanted to incorporate these leadership lessons into their careers.

“Rising Leaders interested me because I knew I wanted to build my leadership skills while in college and for my healthcare career. I’m thrilled to be with a cohort of student leaders passionate, motivated and energized by learning,” Rahman said.

In the Rising Leaders program, students examine building leadership and learn strategies to become a better leader. The work they do in the program will be applied to their personal and professional goals, with particular attention to holistic development. Rising Leaders focus on key leadership skills delivered through semester programs, each with a different theme. During her semester, the program focused on understanding and defining leadership and building self-awareness.

Sophomore with honors Joshua Plain especially appreciated the people involved in the experiment.

“The Rising Leaders program provides us with opportunities to learn from both professional coaches and a diverse, high-achieving cohort. I am honored to explore leadership with such an amazing group of people,” he said. declared.

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