British travellers can now visit just 12 destinations without restrictions

Laveta Brigham

amalfi coast - iStock
amalfi coast – iStock

Analysis by Telegraph Travel has revealed that Britons can now visit just 12 places without restrictions following the removal of Slovenia and Guadeloupe from the quarantine-free list.

Holidaymakers can now travel to Italy, Germany, Turkey and the majority of Greece without having to self-isolate on arrival or return.

Less popular tourist destinations such as San Marino, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein and Greenland are also open for business, as are Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Slovakia.

A further 12 destinations are feasible options, requiring Britons to show evidence of a negative PCR test, or else take submit to being tested on arrival.

These include Madeira, the Azores and Cyprus, alongside several Caribbean countries including Barbados, Bermuda and St Lucia.

The rest of the world, including new ‘travel corridors’ Thailand and Singapore, is not an option for ordinary holidaymakers, with many countries keeping their borders closed to commercial travel while the

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Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats forced to hold e-conferences due to coronavirus pandemic

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It’s party conference time – but not as we know and love it (and often hated it, too).

Gone are the three weeks of plotting and posturing in big halls, whispered briefings over tepid food, grazing on sausage rolls at fringes and rounding each day with liver-destroying receptions.

This year, thanks to coronavirus, it’s all online. Welcome to the e-conferences, an event that everyone can attend but, frankly, may prove tame since the best action usually takes place not on stage but in bars, corridors and nearby kebab houses.

For the control freaks at No 10 or Victoria Street it is a dream come true – a chance for ultimate message discipline without MPs or members. No chance of it being derailed by an unauthorised 3am reshuffle briefing in the Radisson Hotel bar.

They’re doing their best to recreate some of the fun.

Labour is staging a quiz night on

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30 Amazing Jobs That Didn’t Exist a Decade Ago

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More than 55 million Americans have filed for unemployment since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and even though the number of people filing has been decreasing since it peaked in April, people are still losing their jobs.

If you’re out of work, you might be considering a career change. There are a number of nontraditional jobs you might not even know about because they are so new — many of which you can do from home.

These jobs have cropped up over the past decade thanks to the founding of now-popular companies that didn’t even exist 10 years ago, like Bird scooters (founded in 2017), Instagram (launched in 2010) and Lyft (launched in 2012). See the new roles companies are hiring for.

Last updated: Sept. 17, 2020

Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants perform the typical duties and services of an assistant, except instead of going into the office every day,

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Cash-strapped Trump campaign awaits a bailout from big donors

Laveta Brigham

Republican Party megadonors are racing to bail out President Donald Trump’s cash-strapped reelection campaign, with a newly formed super PAC pouring a further$25 million into battleground states.

Preserve America is set to begin running a trio of TV commercials savaging Democrat Joe Biden as Republicans express growing alarm over the president’s absence from the airwaves. Trump — who went dark for part of August and has since cancelled advertising in key states — is being outspent more than 2-to-1 by Biden this week, according to the media tracking firm Advertising Analytics.

The outside group, which is expected to draw funding from prolific GOP givers including Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, is rushing to fill the void. Starting late this week, the super PAC will begin airing ads in seven states, including some where Trump is being badly outspent.

With Trump’s once-formidable cash advantage

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Big GOP donors rush to rescue Trump

Laveta Brigham

Republican Party megadonors are racing to bail out President Donald Trump’s cash-strapped reelection campaign, with a newly formed super PAC pouring another $25 million into battleground states.

Preserve America is set to begin running a trio of TV commercials savaging Democrat Joe Biden as Republicans express growing alarm over the president’s absence on the airwaves. Trump — who went dark for part of August and has since cancelled advertising in key states — is being outspent more than 2-to-1 by Biden this week, according to the media tracking firm Advertising Analytics.

The outside group, which is expected to draw funding from prolific GOP givers including Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, is rushing to fill the void. Starting late this week, the super PAC will begin airing ads in seven states, including some where Trump is getting badly outspent.

With Trump’s once-formidable cash advantage

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DraftKings says NFL Week 1 was its biggest week for signups since 2015

Laveta Brigham

The first week of a new NFL season is the key time of year for “daily fantasy sports” (DFS) apps like FanDuel and DraftKings, and now that those companies are also rapidly launching sportsbook operations in states that have legalized sports betting, they are even more focused on aggressive customer acquisition.

It may come as no surprise, then, that DraftKings (DKNG) tells Yahoo Finance the first week of the 2020 NFL season was its biggest week for new customer signups since 2015. (That combines DFS customers and sports betting customers; DraftKings will not break out the numbers.)

The superlative comes with a considerable asterisk: the plentiful promotions and free-entry codes the company offered for Week 1.

On the sportsbook side, DraftKings ran a promotion allowing new users to place a bet (up to $50) on the Kansas City Chiefs +101, meaning the bet would pay out unless the Chiefs lost

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Will This Recession Lead to Another Fintech Boom?

Laveta Brigham

The biggest silver lining in periods of economic turmoil—such that we are in right now, despite what the stock market may tell you—is that they often lead to significant innovation. 

This is true for most major economic depressions and recessions in U.S. history. General Motors (NYSE: GM) was founded less than a year after the Panic of 1907, a crisis so severe it led to the creation of the Federal Reserve. The first Publix grocery store was opened in 1930, less than a year into The Great Depression. 

More recently, the dotcom bubble burst gave way to Web 2.0 companies like Skype, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), and YouTube, three companies that would all grow to be worth over $1 billion. 

In each of these cases, entrepreneurs either identified a shift in consumer behavior that was already beginning to take shape (automobiles in the 1910s and supermarkets in the 1930s) or

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Oracle, Adobe, Lennar and FedEx

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For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – September 17, 2020 – Zacks Director of Research Sheraz Mian says, “For 2020 Q3, total S&P 500 earnings are expected to decline -23.5% on -3.1% lower revenues. This is an improvement from the -26.5% earnings decline expected at the start of July and follows the -32.1% earnings drop in Q2.”

Positive Start to Q3 Earnings Season

Note: The following is an excerpt from this week’s Earnings Trends report. You can access the full report that contains detailed historical actual and estimates for the current and following periods, please click here>>>

Here are the key points:

  • Earnings releases in the last few days suggest that the positive momentum we started seeing in the overall earnings picture in early July is still very much in place and reflects favorable trends in the U.S. economy.
  • For 2020 Q3, total S&P 500 earnings are expected to decline -23.5%
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The Resurrection of Imitation of Christ

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Photo credit: Amanda Demme/Courtesy of the Subject
Photo credit: Amanda Demme/Courtesy of the Subject

From ELLE

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world.

When Imitation of Christ began showing in 2000, the press immediately latched on to the sexiest talking points. There was the memorable name, with its hint of sacrilege. The site-specific shows that verged on performance art: a funeral, a pretend movie premiere, a role-reversal runway show where editors walked while the models took notes on them. The downtown glitterati who flocked: Lou Reed and Isabella Blow in the audience, Scarlett Johansson on the runway, Chloë Sevigny as the creative director.

Photo credit: Amanda Demme/Courtesy of Imitation of Christ
Photo credit: Amanda Demme/Courtesy of Imitation of Christ

But amid all the pageantry and fame adjacency, something else was going on—something that would have more lasting effects on fashion. The designers, Tara Subkoff and Matt Damhave, were reimagining secondhand clothing in a

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Trainline ticket sales dive, IG’s revenue jumps, and Next upgrades profits

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Commuters wait to board a London Midland train at Tile Hill train station in Coventry. Photo: PA
Commuters wait to board a London Midland train at Tile Hill train station in Coventry. Photo: PA

Here are the top business, market, and economic stories you should be watching today in the UK, Europe, and abroad:

Trainline ticket sales dive

The COVID-19 lockdown hit ticket sales at train booking app Trainline (TRN.L) hard in the first half of the year, the company said on Thursday.

Trainline said UK train ticket sales fell by 85% in the six months to the end of August, contributing to a 76% fall in group revenue.

The company said train travel was beginning to recover, “albeit more slowly than previously expected.” Trainline said it was “phasing its operations back to normal” and planned to redouble investment in digital.

“I’m pleased to now see the industry recovering, particularly in our International markets, as well as a faster shift to online reservation and digital ticketing, as

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