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Leaked memo promises penalties for Trump officials who don’t stop diversity trainings

  • A memo written on Monday by Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought directs heads of federal departments and agencies to take “immediate and substantive action” to implement an executive order by President Donald Trump putting an end to diversity and race-related trainings.
  • The memo leaked to Insider warns of penalties for officials who don’t abide by the president’s orders to end the trainings, which the White House has described as “divisive.”
  • Trump signed an executive order on September 22 that blasted several government diversity training programs as “malign ideology” from the “fringes of American society.”
  • The directives come on the heels of protests against racial injustice across the country that have continued for months and prompted a reckoning with the treatment of Black people and other racial minorities.
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Federal officials could be penalized if their agencies and departments don’t take “immediate

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One Stop Business Finance helps Oakham company progress job-creating new development

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Oakham-based machinery and vehicle dealer, C&M Retail Group, is embarking on a major expansion programme which will create up to 20 new jobs after agreeing a funding deal to enable the development of a purpose-built industrial and business hub, as well as the launch of a new vehicle sales company.

The deal arranged by SME funding specialist One Stop Business Finance provides the green light for C&M’s building phase at Hawksmead Business Park in Barleythorpe which is expected to be completed in around six months. The company acquired the prime site opposite the Rutland Showground earlier this year having outgrown its current town centre site, and it is now able to bring its plans to fruition alongside joint-developer Moores Estate Agents.

Best known as C&M Tractors, the company has been based on Station Approach in the heart of the town for 49 years. This part of the business

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What UAE Merchants Should Stop Doing Now (And Beyond) The COVID-19 Crisis

More than six months have passed since the novel coronavirus became known worldwide, and the challenges of coping with life during the ongoing pandemic continue to evolve.



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For businesses, the particulars of COVID-19 have made it exceptionally challenging to respond to the changing needs and concerns of customers.

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A virus that spreads through touch and close contact has compelled both small and large enterprises to rethink their every physical interaction with the community, including how they collect payments.

Visa’s global Back to Business study, which assessed the financial impact of COVID-19 on small and micro businesses (SMBs) worldwide, found that nine out of every 10 consumers in the UAE have changed how they pay for purchases, including preferring to shop online when possible (59%).

The study, conducted as part of Visa’s regional “Where You Shop Matters” initiative to provide merchants with insights that will help them

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Swiss voters dismiss proposal to stop free movement of people from EU

Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected on Sunday a right-wing party’s attempt to scrap a pact allowing the free movement of people from the European Union, opting for stability amid the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Swiss People’s Party (SVP) had forced a referendum on the EU agreement in a bid to curb immigration to the country where foreigners make up a quarter of the population.

The measure lost, as expected, by a 62%-38% margin. “The bilateral path is the right one for Switzerland and for the EU. The Swiss people have confirmed this path again today,” justice minister Karin Keller-Sutter told reporters in Bern.

“Today is a great day for the relations between the European Union and Switzerland,” European Council President Charles Michel tweeted. “The Swiss people have spoken & sent a clear message: together we have a great future ahead of us.”

The SVP – the biggest

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Mum’s battle to stop video game obsessed sons spending all their time inside sparked a business idea

A mum-of-three’s battle to stop her video game obsessed sons spending all their time cooped up indoors with their consoles sparked an ingenious business idea – and led to her selling her home to create a massive outdoor gaming centre.

Jacquie Rumble was increasingly irked by the hours her three boys, Joe, 18, Danny, 16, and Max, nine, spent online playing shooting games.

So the 47-year-old and her husband Billy, 50, sold their four bedroom home to fund a woodland centre – where players become the stars of their own real life video games and Bluetooth headbands tell them when they have been ‘hit’ by weapons.

Jacquie said: “As parents, we’ve always been advocates for getting our boys outside – and they’re all very sporty – but as they got older that became harder to do.

“They became obsessed with video games. They would come in from school, shove on

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Five Steps Business Owners Can Take To Stop Living Paycheck To Paycheck

I am a CPA specializing in helping busy business owners decrease the amount of time and energy they need to manage their accounting system.

Bob started an online store two years ago selling his favorite coffee from around the world. The store took off and soon expanded to consume his entire life. But now it does not matter how much harder he works — and despite his revenue being up 100% compared to last year — at the end of the day, he still doesn’t have enough money for bills, let alone travel to acquire new coffee. Bob makes a comfortable living, but if he stops working, his business will likely fold, and he’ll need to go back to the dreaded 9-to-5 (which might not look so bad now).

I’ve been there: In 2017, I took my first month-long vacation after 10 years of nonstop work, and I was

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New Billboard Campaign Petitions Business Review Platforms to Stop Allowing Negative Reviews for Third-Party Delivery Issues | News

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Digital signage and experience platform Raydiant today announced the launch of a new initiative that petitions small business review platforms to stop allowing users to leave negative reviews for issues caused by third-party delivery providers.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced companies of all sizes to adapt their operations to stay in business. Arguably, one of the businesses most affected by the pandemic were restaurants that were forced to close their in-location dining and shift to options such as delivery and curbside pickup.  

As part of this shift, many restaurants began using third-party delivery providers such as UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub, and Postmates. These delivery providers serve as a platform to connect independent delivery drivers to deliver meals to the delivery app customers. 

Issues related to the delivery experience, such as order delays and poor driver communication, are outside the control of restaurants. Yet, many

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A top disease expert is warning of ‘another 12 to 14 months of a really hard road ahead of us,’ and says the US has no national plan to stop it



a man wearing a suit and tie: Dr. Michael Osterholm on Sunday said the US doesn't have a national plan to stop the spread of COVID in the fall and winter. Meet The Press/NBC News


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Dr. Michael Osterholm on Sunday said the US doesn’t have a national plan to stop the spread of COVID in the fall and winter. Meet The Press/NBC News

  • Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, warned of a potential spike in cases of novel coronavirus this fall and said the US has “another 12 to 14 months of a really hard road ahead.”
  • Osterholm, who made the comments Sunday on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” said while a COVID-19 vaccine could become available, it wouldn’t have a “meaningful” impact until 2021 at the earliest.
  • Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert, said Americans should expect to “hunker down” in the upcoming fall and winter months.
  • “What is our national plan?” Osterholm asked. “We don’t have one.” 
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Trafficking victim sues feds to stop her deportation

She was trafficked into the country as a Peruvian teenager, locked away in virtual indentured servitude for six years before she escaped. Now married, the mother of four children and living in Charlotte, she was denied a special immigration visa created to protect women like her, and has been teed up for deportation.

She’s not leaving without a fight.

In a new federal lawsuit, the woman — identified only as Jane Doe — has called on the courts to block controversial Trump administration policies regarding so-called “T visas,” which were created 20 years ago to protect those trafficked into the country for sex or labor.

Her complaint names three federal agencies and two Trump cabinet members — acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, the president’s top immigration official and acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, which initiated the

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Nigeria’s central bank told to stop giving forex for food imports

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ABUJA, Sept 10 (Reuters)Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday directed the central bank to stop issuing foreign exchange for food and fertiliser imports, according to a statement by his spokesman.

It follows a similar order the president issued last year that the nominally-independent bank only partly followed, with some food importers still receiving foreign exchange.

But Thursday’s directive will completely ban providing foreign currency for all imported food and fertiliser, the spokesman told Reuters. “Nobody importing food should be given money,” Buhari said.

Since his election in 2015, Buhari has sought to cut foreign imports, particularly agricultural products. Expanding Nigeria’s farm sector is a key pillar of his economic policy.

But the bans on imports like rice have seen prices surge, sparking widespread frustration.

Nigeria’s foreign reserves have been battered as the central bank spends billions of dollars on costly programmes such as propping

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