$85,000 Cleveland Foundation Grant Will Fund Virtual Internship Program Pilot To Teach Students Remote Workforce Skills

Lakeland Community College has received an $85,000 grant from the Cleveland Foundation to develop and pilot a unique virtual internship program.

With remote work capabilities now the norm for many people, the college wants to prepare its students entering today’s workforce with internship experiences that include the ability to do remote work.

Typically, students get their introduction to real-world work environments through on-site internships. But because of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses closed their offices and shifted to remote work which resulted in no internship opportunities throughout the past months for students. Now that work-from-home has been implemented on such a large scale, employers are willing to explore how to best bring interns into the fold.

“We are very grateful for this Cleveland Foundation grant to help move our students’ education forward. Engaging students in experiential learning of all kinds is critical as they move from students

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Brain Mapping Foundation tackles COVID-19 pandemic through science, technology, innovation, and policy endorsing California Proposition 14-2020

Proposition 14-2020 provides $5.5B in total to continue stem cell research including $1.5B for the support of research and development of treatments toward neurological disorders.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Brain Mapping Foundation (BMF) and Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) have been on the forefront of combatting COVID-19 with their enormous network of scientists, physicians, and engineers worldwide.  BMF and SBMT formed a COVID-19 global taskforce in February of 2020 and by the first week of March they were connected to 5 different global taskforces in Asia, South America, North America, Middle East and India in real time. “Our taskforce coordinated efforts with our global membership and collaborators to rapidly advance our understanding of COVID-19,” said Vicky Yamamoto, Ph.D., Executive Director of SBMT, Co-Chair of COVID-19 Taskforce and Cancer Scientist, USC-Keck School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

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ADP Canada National Employment Report: Employment in Canada Decreased by 205,400 Jobs in August 2020

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TORONTO, Sep. 17, 2020 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) —
Employment in Canada decreased by 205,400 jobs from July to August according to the August ADP(®) Canada National Employment Report. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Canada National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute(®). The report, which is derived from actual ADP payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm payroll employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

August 2020 Report Highlights*

Total Canada Nonfarm Payroll Employment(1): -205,400

Industry Snapshot:

– Goods Producing:

    --  Manufacturing - 39,000
    --  Construction - 86,200
    --  Natural Resources and Mining - 1,300


– Service Providing:

    --  Trade/Transportation and Utilities - 49,500
    --  Information - 2,500
    --  Finance/Real Estate 3,000
    --  Professional/Business Services - 29,100
        - Professional/Technical - 18,400
        - Management of Companies - 
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Federal funding threatened over Connecticut transgender policy

The U.S. Department of Education is following through on its threat to withhold federal funding from Connecticut school districts that follow a statewide policy allowing transgender girls to compete on high school girls athletic teams, the Associated Press reported.

The department decided in May the policy violates the civil rights of student-athletes assigned female at birth and therefore violates Title IX laws. It said then it may withhold funding from schools and districts named in the complaint that continue to follow the policy.

A complaint was filed in June of 2019 by three cisgender female runners alleging the policy was “unfair” and cost them top finishes at the state meet and thereby chances at college scholarships.

Department of Education threatens to withhold school funding

School districts first became aware of potential withholdings at the beginning of September when they were asked to sign a document to receive grants. The document

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Perelman Selling Almost Everything as Pandemic Roils His Empire

(Bloomberg) — Bit by bit, billionaire Ronald O. Perelman is parting with his treasures.His Gulfstream 650 is on the market. So is his 257-foot yacht. Movers hauled crates of art from his Upper East Side townhouse after he struck a deal with Sotheby’s to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of works.He’s unloaded his stake in Humvee-maker AM General, sold a flavorings company that he’d owned for decades and hired banks to find buyers for stock he holds in other companies.What in the world is going on with Ron Perelman? His exploits on and off Wall Street have been tabloid fare in New York since the go-go 1980s. But now, at an age when most fellow billionaires are kicking back, Perelman, 77, is facing a range of financial challenges, most of all at Revlon Inc., his cosmetics giant.Once touted as

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Thousands of jobs could be lost in London unless business rates holiday extended, Sadiq Khan warns



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Sadiq Khan is urging the Government to extend the business rates holiday for another year over fears thousands of jobs could be lost in London and across the country.

After the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK, business rates for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England were halted until the new financial year starts in April.

In a joint submission to the Government’s business rates review, the mayor of London has joined with councils in the capital to call for an extension to 2021/22.

Raising concerns that thousands of jobs could be lost, the mayor’s office said this would provide support to businesses who have suffered a drop in footfall due to the coronavirus crisis.

“Businesses across London continue to struggle from the impact of Covid-19,” Mr Khan said.

“If the business rates holiday comes to an end, I worry any employers will

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A dramatically diminished L.A. school police force under proposed cuts

Two months after a divided Los Angeles Unified school board slashed funding for its police department by more than a third, the contours of a dramatically diminished force emerged this week.



a person is walking down the street: A Black Lives Matter protester blocks a counter-protester from entering a student-led rally that called for defunding school police. L.A. school board members on Tuesday reviewed potential cuts to the district police department. (Gabriella Angotti-Jones / Los Angeles Times)


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A Black Lives Matter protester blocks a counter-protester from entering a student-led rally that called for defunding school police. L.A. school board members on Tuesday reviewed potential cuts to the district police department. (Gabriella Angotti-Jones / Los Angeles Times)

Under a plan presented to the board on Tuesday, police officers would be removed from school campuses and weekend patrols meant to protect schools from vandalism would be eliminated, among other cuts.

The debate over the proposed cuts, set for later this month, marks a wide split on the board over the role that armed, uniformed officers should play in providing security to hundreds of thousands of students enrolled at more than 900

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September 17, 2020

10 business development tips for a COVID-19 world

By SCOTT JOHNSTON
Johnston Training Group

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Goodbye, handshakes and exchanging business cards; hello, Zoom and chat windows. According to a recent survey by Zweig Group, 90% of AEC firms say COVID-19 will affect overall business development activities in the next 12 months. And yet business must go on and new work must be pursued.


Here are 10 ways to stay engaged with existing connections and build business.


1. Take the lead. COVID-19 is changing how schools, workplaces, and more are designed and built. What is your firm doing differently as a result? Can you team up with another firm and offer a webinar or other virtual service? Collaborate with your colleagues, partners, or clients to be a thought leader.


Dara t’Sas, director of marketing at BCRA, said, “Now more

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Why QuantSpark Believes Data Is An Art As Well As A Science

“The future of the economy depends on data and analytics,” argues entrepreneur Adam Hadley, the founder and CEO of the data consultancy QuantSpark. The trouble is, he argues, too many of those who evangelise about the power of turning data into insight aren’t terribly good at delivering commercial advice that is genuinely actionable.

That warning will resonate with many companies that have drunk the data Kool-aid, often at great expense, only to be presented with a seemingly endless array of dashboards and decks. Translating that intelligence into competitive advantage – earning a return on the investment, in other words – often proves tricky.

It is this issue that QuantSpark set out to confront, Hadley explains. To be of any use, data consultancy has to offer a combination of strategy – understanding the business and its problems – and technical capability – providing solutions to those problems through data science and

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HSBC Prepares to Cut Trading Jobs in Paris

(Bloomberg) — HSBC Holdings Plc is exploring plans to cut the jobs of almost all its Paris-based bankers working on structured derivatives products, according to people familiar with the matter.

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The move would affect the equity and fixed-income derivatives teams, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing private information. It’s not clear how many jobs will be affected. Europe’s biggest bank aims to cut 255 jobs throughout the 678-person French investment bank by early 2022, Bloomberg News has reported.

Some jobs will be moved to Asia, where most clients for those products are located, the people said, adding that the plans aren’t yet final.

The French cutbacks form part of a worldwide overhaul announced by Chief Executive Officer Noel Quinn last February, which aims to reduce gross risk-weighted assets by more than $100 billion and cut 35,000 jobs by 2022. London-based HSBC has focused particularly on

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