UK’s new travel testing plan will boost flying, minister says

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s transport minister said on Wednesday that his coronavirus testing plans would get more people flying in the months ahead, sounding an optimistic note at a time when travel companies are struggling to survive.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps in London, Britain, September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

A 14-day quarantine for arrivals from most countries could be replaced by an as-yet unspecified shorter isolation

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Covid Travel: Airlines and Airports Say EU’s Plan Won’t Revive Flights

A traveler at Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, France.

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Airlines and airports said European Union moves to help restart flights in the region through a more coordinated approach to coronavirus-related travel curbs are wholly inadequate.

The measures, adopted Tuesday, fail to propose the replacement of quarantine requirements with coronavirus tests and won’t stop states refusing entry from other EU countries, the International Air

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Misinformation, opposition dog city’s plan to convert two hotels into housing

Getting homeless people off the street and into permanent homes is not a controversial idea. Getting people to agree on where they should live, however, can be a tough sell.

San Diego city officials are experiencing that challenge once again as plans move forward to buy two hotels that could house 400 homeless people who are staying at a temporary shelter in the San Diego Convention Center.

The proposal to

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Chaos as non-essential travel ban trailled – before plan watered down hours later

Confusion reigned late on Monday night – after the Government appeared to trail a non-essential travel ban only to water down the plan hours later.

Sources told BirminghamLive the measure was coming on Monday afternoon, in advance of the Prime Minister’s statement on the new three-tier system for dealing with coronavirus.

That was later confirmed by mayor Andy Street, who said: “You should only travel for essential reasons as of

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Misinformation, opposition dogs city’s plan to convert two hotels into housing

Getting homeless people off the street and into permanent homes is not a controversial idea. Getting people to agree on where they should live, however, can be a tough sell.



a tree in front of a building: The Residence Inn by Marriott located at Hotel Circle is one of two hotels the San Diego Housing Commission is planning to purchase and convert into permanent homes for people now homeless. (Kristian Carreon/For the San Diego Union-Tribune)


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The Residence Inn by Marriott located at Hotel Circle is one of two hotels the San Diego Housing Commission is planning to purchase and convert into permanent homes for people now homeless. (Kristian

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U.S. Covid-Testing Plan Aims to Open New York-London Travel by Holidays

U.S. officials are aiming to open travel between New York City and London with shortened traveler quarantine periods as soon as the holidays, according to people familiar with the matter.

The growing availability of Covid-19 tests in the U.S. has prompted officials at the Transportation Department, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to revive efforts to establish safe travel corridors between the U.S. and international destinations, the people said. … Read More

U.S. Testing Plan Aims to Open New York-London Travel, DJ Says

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a group of people standing in front of a sign: NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08: A Port Authority police officer stands watch on the day the new COVID-19 testing facility XpresCheck became available for passengers at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B on September 8, 2020 in Newark, New Jersey. Previously, the facility administered tests only to airline employees and related parties. The facility's focus on testing for communicable disease highlights the switch parent company XpresSpa Group has been making from spa services at airports in the midst of the global pandemic. Newark Liberty XpresCheck, which is the second to begin services after New York's JFK Airport, can administer more than 350 COVID-19 tests per day. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)


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NEWARK, NJ – SEPTEMBER 08: A Port Authority police officer stands watch on the day the new COVID-19 testing facility XpresCheck became available for passengers at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B on September 8, 2020 in Newark, New Jersey. Previously, the facility administered tests only to airline employees and related parties. The facility’s focus on testing for communicable disease

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Trump Won’t Travel Over Weekend, Ending Florida Rally Plan

(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump will remain at the White House this weekend, people familiar with the matter said, after he said he wanted to hold rallies in Florida and Pennsylvania despite questions over the stage of his recovery from Covid-19.

Trump, who told Fox’s Sean Hannity late Thursday that he wanted to hold rallies Saturday and Sunday, won’t travel until Monday at the earliest, said the people, who

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5 budget-friendly vacations you can plan this fall

This year, the word “vacation” probably draws a stronger reaction than usual.

Most people have probably spent more of 2020 canceling travel plans than booking them, but it’s not too late to reverse that trend.

As the year approaches its end, you might be sitting on some extra PTO days — or maybe you’re just tired of staring at your makeshift kitchen table desk.

That’s where Kristina Cors comes in.

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New EU Travel Plan Could Bring Clarity, Relief for Airlines

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The European Union’s battered aviation industry may soon get some relief from the confusingly wide range of travel curbs across the continent, as the bloc’s governments seek agreement on a common threshold for imposing restrictions.

Under a proposal circulated by the German government, which holds the EU’s rotating presidency, restriction-free travel will be allowed between regions with fewer than 25 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people for the

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International couples plan reunions in Canada under new travel exception

Alia Youssef and Mohamed El-Sawah have been in a long-distance relationship for the better part of a year, though they live just a 35-minute drive apart.

Youssef lives in Windsor, Ont., El-Sawah in a suburb of Detroit, Mich.

When the Canada-U.S. border was closed in March due to COVID-19, they were forced to place many of the cultural and religious traditions important to their Egyptian, Muslim engagement on hold. Youssef

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Updated: Travel industry slams Trump plan to halt stimulus negotiations: Travel Weekly

Industry associations on Tuesday panned President Trump’s announcement of an end to coronavirus relief negotiations until after the election, calling it “reprehensible” and “woefully shortsighted.”

“Against this backdrop of human suffering, extraordinary job loss and millions of small businesses closing, the administration deciding to abandon relief negotiations is reprehensible,” ASTA said in a statement.

However, Tuesday evening Trump appeared to edge back a bit from his call to end
negotiations,

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San Diego Housing Commission’s plan to buy hotels for homeless population concerns some neighbors

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Housing Commission is getting closer to finalizing the purchase of two hotels in an effort to house the San Diego area’s homeless. However, some residents are raising concerns about the project, saying they were never given the opportunity to ask questions or voice their concerns.

“It’s exactly right next door,” said Sam Catalano.

Catalano feels blindsided after having just found out San Diego officials

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the Coalition’s 2020 economic plan assumes a lot will go right for Australia

Video: ‘No evidence’ tax cuts for top tier earners stimulate the economy (Sky News Australia)

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Given that so much of how the coronavirus pandemic will unfold remains uncertain, budget assumptions are more critical than ever.



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The economic statement delivered by the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, on Tuesday

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New European Union Travel Plan Could Bring Clarity, Relief for Airlines

Charles de Gaulle Airport on Day France Reopens Its EU Borders

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The European Union’s battered aviation industry may soon get some relief from the confusingly wide range of travel curbs across the continent, as the bloc’s governments seek agreement on a common threshold for imposing restrictions.

Under a proposal

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A $100 billion Big Oil divestiture plan is coming

  • The largest oil and gas companies, including ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron and BP, are projected to sell a combined $100 billion in oil and gas assets around the world as they focus on top-performing regions, particularly the U.S. shale, according to a new analysis from consulting firm Rystad Energy.
  • Climate change and renewable energy investments are forces that these Big Oil firms need to respond to strategically, but their
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France’s Macron details plan targeting Islamist ‘separatism’

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron, trying to rid France of what authorities call a “parallel society” of radical Muslims thriving outside the values of the nation, laid out a series of measures on Friday in a proposed law that would disrupt the education, finances and other means of indoctrination of the vulnerable.



French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to present his strategy to fight separatism, Friday Oct. 2, 2020 in Les Mureaux, outside Paris. President Emmanuel Macron, trying to rid France of what authorities say is a "parallel society" of radical Muslims thriving outside the values of the nation, is laying the groundwork Friday for a proposed law aimed at helping remedy the phenomenon. (Ludovic Marin / POOL via AP)


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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to present his strategy to

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Calif. Bar Takers Can’t Change Disability Accommodation Plan


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Providence is taking over dining at Tanglewood Park. Earl’s owners plan new concept in DoubleTree space | Dining

Providence, founded by Bacon in 2006, began as a culinary training program but has since expanded to include on-the-job training to program graduates as well as a variety of catering services and community meal preparation. By 2019, Providence had graduated 100 culinary classes and prepared and provided over 1 million meals for hunger relief.

This year, Providence shifted much of its workforce from catering jobs to meal delivery to help

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Oakland Int’l. Aiport to offer free COVID-19 tests ahead of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing plan

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Ahead of the start of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program, the Oakland International Airport (OAK) announced free rapid testing for all.



a sign on the side of a road: Oakland International Airport to give out free COVID-19 test.


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Oakland International Airport to give out free COVID-19 test.

The tests would satisfy the requirements set forth by the program for people flying to Hawaii who want to avoid the 14-day traveler quarantine.

The airport is working with CityHealth Urgent

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