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Trump Claims He Ended Racial Sensitivity Training in Federal Agencies ‘Because It’s Racist’

President Trump touted his executive order banning “racial sensitivity training” during the first presidential debate with rival Joe Biden.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020.


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President Donald Trump participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020.

Trump signed the order earlier this month, intended “to combat offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating.” The order bans federal agencies and contractors from funding racial sensitivity or “diversity” trainings.

“I ended it because it’s racist,” Trump said. “I ended it because a lot of people were complaining that they were asked to do things that were absolutely insane, that it was a radical revolution that was taking place in our military, in our schools, all over the place.”

Trump continued, “We would pay people hundreds of thousands of dollars to teach very bad ideas, and frankly very sick ideas, and

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Bastrop EDC partners with art foundry, ACC for career training, technology growth – News – Austin American-Statesman

The Bastrop City Council on Sept. 22 approved an agreement between the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation and the local Deep in the Heart Art Foundry to produce career training opportunities and a technology center in Bastrop.

The partnership involves the expansion of two Bastrop businesses to three different locations and more than $2 million in capital improvements.

The Texas Workforce Solutions and Austin Community College are also included in the partnership.

The agreement calls for the construction and design of a classroom and workshop space at 402 Technology Drive in the Bastrop Business and Industrial Park, which will be used by ACC to offer morning and evening HVAC and welding training and certifications.

Registration for the classes opens in October. ACC plans to begin the first phase of mobile training classes in the Bastrop Business and Industrial Park by November.

BEDC CEO Cameron Cox said the economic development corporation will

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Short-term workforce training at BCCC is now free

BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Due to a combination of existing scholarships and new economic relief funding, all workforce training classes through the Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College that are 96+ hours and lead to an industry-recognized credential are now free.



a person standing in a parking lot: Short-term workforce training at BCCC is now free


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Short-term workforce training at BCCC is now free

These newly free classes are in addition to the already free small business counseling and seminars, as well as the free high school equivalency/GED classes.

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Two upcoming classes, the Advanced Manufacturing Institute starting on October 26 and Truck Driving starting on October 11, are free to qualifying students, with the next round of classes starting in January 2021.

The new funding comes from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. These funds are only available until September 30, 2022. Students who have been impacted by COVID-19 qualify for the scholarships,

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Trump ban on ‘divisive’ and ‘anti-American’ training for federal contractors has workplace diversity experts worried

Diversity and inclusion training providers are concerned recent strides in corporate America to address racial and gender disparities will take a back seat after President Donald Trump ordered restrictions on racial sensitivity training for federal contractors.



a man standing in front of a computer: Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory test X-ray equipment for the scientific investigation of an 1,800 year-old Egyptian mummy at the Advanced Photon Source on Nov. 27, 2017.


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Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory test X-ray equipment for the scientific investigation of an 1,800 year-old Egyptian mummy at the Advanced Photon Source on Nov. 27, 2017.

Many Chicago-area companies expanded their workplace diversity training programs earlier this year following the civil unrest resulting from George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in May.

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The topics of white privilege, systemic racism and unconscious bias have become focal points in those programs, consultants say. Now, they’re the target of an order from Trump cutting off funding to contractors who teach “divisive” and “anti-American” concepts.

Last week, Trump signed an executive order that bars federal

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Carlos Ghosn launches executive training program in Lebanon

Fugitive auto honcho Carlos Ghosn has launched a new initiative to train budding business executives in his native Lebanon while he hides out from financial-crime charges.

The former Nissan CEO announced plans Tuesday to set up an executive management program at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik located north of Beirut, where Ghosn fled in December as he awaited a criminal trial in Tokyo.

Ghosn’s partnership with the school, dubbed “Moving Forward,” will also provide technology training and support for startups. It aims to help restore confidence in Lebanon as the nation grapples with a massive financial and economic crisis that was exacerbated by the horrific Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut.

“This is about creating jobs, employment and entrepreneurs to allow society to take its role in the reconstruction of the country,” Ghosn said at a news conference on the new initiative.

“If you bring back trust, money will come,”

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‘Bring back trust’: Carlos Ghosn offers executive training in troubled Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault head who fled Japan where he was facing trial, is launching a university business programme in Lebanon, a nation mired in a deep economic crisis blamed on years of misrule, mismanagement and corruption.

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault chief executive, gestures as he speaks next to Father Talal Hachem, President of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, during a news conference at the university in Jounieh, Lebanon September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Nine months after his dramatic escape to Beirut from Tokyo, the Lebanese-French executive has unveiled a plan to shake up the business school at the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), a private university north of the Lebanese capital.

Ghosn, credited with turning round the Japanese and French carmakers before he faced charges in Japan of financial wrongdoing that he denies, plans programmes to coach executives, offer

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‘Bring Back Trust’: Carlos Ghosn Offers Executive Training in Troubled Lebanon | Investing News

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault head who fled Japan where he was facing trial, is launching a university business programme in Lebanon, a nation mired in a deep economic crisis blamed on years of misrule, mismanagement and corruption.

Nine months after his dramatic escape to Beirut from Tokyo, the Lebanese-French executive has unveiled a plan to shake up the business school at the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), a private university north of the Lebanese capital.

Ghosn, credited with turning round the Japanese and French carmakers before he faced charges in Japan of financial wrongdoing that he denies, plans programmes to coach executives, offer technology training and help start-ups to create jobs.

Ghosn has found refuge in Lebanon where the economy is collapsing under debts amassed since the 1975-1990 civil war. A devastating blast in Beirut on Aug. 4 compounded Lebanon’s woes.

“Obviously I am

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Man accused of driving into Pasadena protesters had amassed guns, set up ‘training camp’ at family vineyard, complaint alleges

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A San Marino man accused of driving a truck loaded with weapons into a crowd of protesters in Pasadena in May was turning his family’s vineyard into a “training camp” to prepare “to engage in civil disorder,” federal authorities allege.

Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, is charged with conspiring to transport firearms across state lines and to make a false statement in acquisition of firearms. A judge on Monday decided to keep him detained without bail and Hung will not be released from federal custody.

Hung allegedly drove his white Dodge Ram adorned with flags associated with far-right extremist groups at the crowd of about 150 protesters in Pasadena who had been chanting “Black lives matter here” on May 31, federal agents allege in a complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court.

The demonstrators scattered as the truck accelerated toward them, and no injuries were reported

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Carlos Ghosn offers executive training in troubled Lebanon

By Samia Nakhoul

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault head who fled Japan where he was facing trial, is launching a university management and business programme in Lebanon, a nation mired in a deep crisis blamed on years of misrule, mismanagement and corruption.

Nine months after his dramatic escape to Beirut from Tokyo, the Lebanese-French executive has unveiled a plan to shake up the business school at the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), a private university north of the Lebanese capital.

Ghosn, credited with turning round the Japanese and French carmakers before he faced charges of financial wrongdoing that he denies, plans programmes to coach top executives, offer technology training and help start-ups that will create jobs.

Ghosn, a fugitive from a Japanese justice system he says was rigged against him, has found refuge in his childhood home Lebanon where the economy is collapsing under debts

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Training Should be Mobile, Even in a Remote World

We’ve been glued to our phones for years, so it’s no surprise we’ve been using them more than ever since the pandemic struck. According to recent research, in-home data usage has dramatically increased as a result of remote work and school. To illustrate, here are some relevant stats:

Comparing the same weekdays year-over-year, mobile phone data usage grew by more than 50% in March 2020, according to Comscore.

39% of survey participants say they have been relying on their phones more due to social distancing measures put forth in response to the pandemic, according to Twigby.

One might’ve thought that mobile app use for work would decline because we’re no longer on-the-go. However, in spite of travel restrictions and a nearly complete shift to a WFH culture, mobile access to learning platforms remains fairly steady. As a result, it’s clear that the ability to access training materials and feedback from

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