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Sturgeon pushes ahead with border plans despite admitting to enforcement challenges

Meanwhile, she urged Sky Sports, which has the rights to broadcast the fixture, to show it for free so that those without a subscription would not be tempted to break rules by visiting friends’ homes to watch it.

Christine Grahame, the SNP MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, said that tourists in her constituency had been “very concerned” at an influx in tourists from England and, in a virtual session at Holyrood, asked Ms Sturgeon any restrictions could be enforced.

Ms Sturgeon said: “We are looking carefully at the Welsh approach. On travel, there is an argument that we should make the approach more regulated and give it a legal underpinning. We have to keep that under consideration for travel within Scotland, for travel to Scotland from other parts of the UK, and for travel from Scotland to other parts of the UK. We are considering that at the

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  • October 15, 2020
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125,000 Points for the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex



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Great Hotel Credit Card Offer: 125,000 Points for the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex

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At a moment when so few people are traveling, there sure are a lot of phenomenal travel rewards credit card offers coming along. Just last week, Chase’s Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card posted an unprecedented sign-up bonus of five free nights worth up to 50,000 points each after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first three months from account opening. Now, American Express is answering back with incredible offers on two of its own Marriott Bonvoy cobranded cards.

If you apply for the 

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  • October 15, 2020
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Janitors, Bus Drivers On Returning To Schools: Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don’t

As many schools return to in-person classes even as coronavirus cases are mounting nationwide, school bus drivers, cafeteria workers and janitors are left in an impossible bind: worried about being exposed to COVID-19 but also terrified they’ll lose their jobs if schools stay shut.

“We’re back at work. We don’t get the choice of virtual or brick-and-mortar. We’re behind the wheel, five days a week,” said Rhonda Miller, 54, a school bus driver in Florida’s Palm Beach County.

“How can you social distance on a bus? It’s impossible,” Miller said.

States and school districts have had a piecemeal response to the pandemic, with some deciding to return fully in person, others continuing classes virtually and still others doing a combination of both. Many schools, including in New York, Florida and Texas, have opened up only to have to shut again as virus cases have cropped up among students

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  • October 15, 2020
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Americans torn between taking vacation and avoiding coronavirus, surveys find

Americans would love to go on vacation. They’re just not sure they should actually go

Two surveys found many travelers express hesitation during the coronavirus pandemic about taking a trip.

Sixty-seven percent of those responding to an AAA Travel survey released Thursday say they are uncertain about whether to take a vacation.

Online booking site Travelocity found 57% of Americans say they won’t travel for the year-end holidays this year.

The findings are in line with advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which offers a world map that indicates the coronavirus is a threat in just about every country, including the USA.

The AAA survey points to a trend that has become a theme of travel since the pandemic started causing broad shutdowns in March – more trips by car, often to outdoor destinations and planned days or a week, not months, ahead of time. 

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  • October 15, 2020
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Entrepreneur Alexandre Mourreau And The Switzerland Adventure

Even the historic neutrality of Switzerland cannot make it immune to Covid-19. Currently, a mandatory quarantine regulation is still in effect for certain high-incident countries. However, discerning travelers with an eye for the majestic should include Switzerland to be among the hopeful travel plans for 2021.

Often, popular tourist destinations are judged on the basis of their travel perks: food, surroundings, history, etc. Yet, a couple of the most forgotten elements of travel are spirit and inspiration. Switzerland possesses vistas to one’s soul through its tastes, sounds, cultural experiences, iconic surroundings, and overall chi. 

Swiss born entrepreneur, Alexandre Mourreau, is the Director of Cars and Coffee Geneva, where top brand vehicles get to rev their engines and show why they earn the moniker of “best in show.” Akin to the Swiss Alps, the luxury

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  • October 15, 2020
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United CEO: Business demand for air travel won’t return until 2024

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby on Thursday said that he doesn’t expect the demand for business travel to return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024.

Kirby said in a holdings call that in his personal opinion, which he acknowledged is not the consensus generally, business travel will make a full comeback.

“We are, as you and me, we are social creatures and I think business demand is going to come back. I don’t think it’s coming back immediately. I think demand sort of starts to recover in earnest end of next year, beginning in 2022, and business demand getting back to normal is, I would guess, 2024. But I think it will come back to normal,” he said. 

He remained hopeful that business travel can be a driving revenue stream for the airline in the future. 

“Business travel is incredibly important to United. And it was our bread and butter before.

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  • October 15, 2020
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Your Local Election Headquarters: President Donald Trump’s holds campaign rally in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – President Trump arrived at Pitt-Greenville Airport around 1:20 p.m. and spoke for just over an hour. 

He hit on common themes — attacking Joe Biden and Democrats, and criticizing the media.

The president also touched on issues like the economy, unemployment, the coronavirus and more. 

He claims that one or more COVID vaccines will be out by the end of the year. 

He urged North Carolina supporters to pressure Governor Roy Cooper to re-open the state. 

“We closed it down and now we’re building it back up, and by the way North Carolina, tell your Governor to open up your state, open up your schools. You gotta open this one up. I mean the people want to get back the kids want to get back in school,” says President Trump.

He was greeted by a big crowd, cheering him as he spoke… just as they’re cheering

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  • October 15, 2020
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9 Fun Things for Couples to Do At Home When It’s Too Cold to Leave

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Get A Leg Up On Holiday Shopping With Prime Day’s Best Gift Deals

Halloween hasn’t hit yet, but (right on cue) the nearest Hobby Lobby is already stocking evergreen wreaths, tree ornaments, and creepy elves for our shelves — all an alarming reminder that the holiday season isn’t actually that far off. Luckily, with Amazon celebrating Prime Day much later in the year than usual, we’ve just been blessed with a prime opportunity for a budget-friendly leg up on knocking out our gift shopping early. From deals on cutting-edge Apple products to just about every luxury beauty brand you can think of, now’s the time to cross more than a few presents off your list. If you’re searching for more curated options than what’s featured in our mega Prime Day roundups, then look no further. We scraped through thousands of the best bargains to find the giftable goods your

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  • October 15, 2020
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Kevin O’Leary, Blake Mycoskie talk filming ‘Shark Tank’ in pandemic bubble, inspiring entrepreneurs

NEW YORK — Not even a pandemic could stop the 12th season of ABC’s Shark Tank!

Shark Kevin O’Leary and this week’s Guest Shark Blake Mycoskie of “TOMS Shoes” talk about filming the premiere, inspiring stories, and the amazing deals they made.

O’Leary said that making sure the set was safe and COVID-free for the Sharks, crew, and entrepreneurs was a huge undertaking.

“No one had ever created a bubble that big, a million square feet, the Venetian Hotel being completely sealed off, over 280 people being tested every 72 hours including 80 plus entrepreneurs who had to quarantine for 11 days in Las Vegas near us but not with us,” he said.

The good news is that it was a success and no one got sick.

Mycoskie said that being a part of Shark Tank was an amazing experience for him.

“I was able to make some investments

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  • October 15, 2020
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Covid hit New York and San Francisco but wealthy cities will bounce back

Each period branded the city with deep economic pain, triggering massive job losses and the evisceration of small businesses. He remembers headlines blaring, “New York is over,” but that “every single time, we bounce back,” he said.

Now 49 and the chief operating officer of a health and fitness app, Noom, Fawer is trying to steer his company through the shocks of the coronavirus and ensuing recession. Operations shifted online and staff went remote in March. Business fell about 10 percent initially, he said, but swiftly picked up. He’s now adding staff, and expects the corporate head count will soon be double what it was in January.

While it showed the company could function, even thrive, without a physical office, Fawer said, “we’ve also learned we don’t enjoy it that much. It’s the difference of being at a party, and being on FaceTime and people are passing you around.”

For

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  • October 15, 2020