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first_img a British national an Irish national anyone with residence rights in the UK Elite sportspeopleElite sportspeople (or those on an official elite sports pathway) can meet in larger groups or meet indoors to compete and train. They can be joined by their coaches if necessary, or their parents and guardians if they’re under 18.Funerals and linked commemorative eventsFunerals are allowed with limits on attendance, and must only take place in COVID-secure venues or in public outdoor places. The venue manager or event organiser must take the required precautions, including the completion of a risk assessment.Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people and may take place indoors. Linked religious or belief-based commemorative events, such as wakes, stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance.Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.There is guidance for arranging or going to a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic.Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptionsNo more than 15 people (of any age) can be at a wedding, civil partnership ceremony or reception. Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.There is further guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships.Places of worshipYou can go to places of worship for a service. When a service is taking place indoors you must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. You should maintain social distancing at all times, staying 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble.When a service is taking place outdoors, you must not mingle in groups larger than 6, except for groups from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible). You should maintain strict social distancing from other groups and households at all times.You should follow the national guidance on the safe use of places of worship.Volunteering and charitable servicesYou can gather above the limit of 6 people or 2 households, or gather indoors, where this is reasonably necessary in order to provide voluntary or charitable services.You should follow the guidance on Volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19).Other circumstances where you can gather in groups of more than six people or two householdsMaternityYou can be indoors with someone who is giving birth or receiving treatment in hospital. You should check the relevant hospital’s visiting policies. There is further NHS guidance on pregnancy and coronavirus.Avoiding injury or harmYou can gather in larger groups or indoors to provide emergency assistance, and to avoid injury or illness, or to escape a risk of harm (including domestic abuse).Compassionate visitsYou can gather in larger groups or indoors, with people outside your household or support bubble, to: dental services opticians audiology services chiropody chiropractors osteopaths other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health PDF, 282KB, 33 pages If you’re in a support bubbleIf you are eligible to form a support bubble, you and your support bubble count as one household towards the limit of 2 households when meeting others outdoors. This means, for example, that you and your support bubble can meet with another household, even if the group is more than 6 people.Where you can meetYou can meet in a group of 6 or a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (including their support bubbles) outdoors. This includes private outdoor spaces, such as gardens, and other outdoor public places and venues that are open. These include the following: You should follow the guidance on working in other people’s homes.Where a work meeting does not need to take place in a private home or garden, it should not.If you are clinically extremely vulnerable or live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerableIf you have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable then you should continue to work from home where possible. If you cannot work from home, you can go to your workplace. Your employer is required to take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace and should be able to explain to you the measures they have put in place to keep you safe at work. Some employers may introduce regular testing of employees as part of these measures. You may also want to consider how you get to and from work, for example, if it is possible to avoid using public transport during rush hour.If you live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable then you can continue to go to work if you are unable to work from home.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus, including what to do to reduce your risk of catching or passing on the virus at home.If you are worried about going in to work or you cannot workThere is guidance if you need to self-isolate or cannot go to work due to coronavirus and what to do if you’re employed and cannot work.Citizens Advice has advice if you’re worried about working, including what to do if you think your workplace is not safe, or if you live with someone vulnerable.Support is available if you cannot work, for example if you need to care for someone or you have less work.There is further advice for employers and employees from ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).Going to school or collegeSchool pupils and students in further education should go to school and college.All schools, colleges and other further education settings are open for face-to-face teaching during term time. It remains very important for children and young people to attend, to support their wellbeing and education and to help working parents and guardians.Clinically extremely vulnerable pupils and students should go to school or college.There is further guidance on what parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19.Rapid lateral flow testing is now available for free for everyone in England. It is recommended for all secondary school pupils and college students, their families and all school and college staff.See the guidance on how you can get regular rapid tests if you do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).Universities and higher educationStudents in university and other higher education settings undertaking practical and practice based courses who require specialist equipment and facilities can go to in-person teaching and learning where reasonably necessary. Providers should not ask students to return if their course can reasonably be continued online.All other students should continue to learn remotely and remain where they’re living until in-person teaching starts again, wherever possible. Following a review, the government has announced that in-person teaching and learning should resume for all students alongside Step 3, which will take place no earlier than 17 May.Students who have returned to higher education settings, including university, should not move back and forward between their permanent home and student home during term time, unless they meet one of the exemptions.Higher education students who have moved to university accommodation will be able to return to a non-term residence before 29 April 2021, if they wish to. This will allow university students to return to a family or other address for the holidays. However, in order to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19, students should remain in their term time accommodation where possible, especially those students who returned to campus from 8 March. Students should take a test before they travel.There is guidance for universities and students starting and returning to higher education.Students should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 at all times.ChildcareAll children can go to registered childcare, childminders, wraparound care and other supervised children’s activities indoors and outdoors.Parent and child groups can take place indoors as well as outdoors, with restrictions on numbers attending. See the parent and child groups section of this guidance.Meeting others for childcarePeople can continue to gather indoors or in larger groups outdoors where this is reasonably necessary: PDF, 328KB, 32 pages Those who are campaigning for a specific outcome in elections or referendums can carry out door-to-door campaigning activity in accordance with guidance on elections and referendums during COVID-19.You can gather in larger groups or meet indoors for gatherings within criminal justice accommodation or immigration detention centres.If you break the rulesThe police can take action against you if you meet in larger groups. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fines (fixed penalty notices).You can be given a fixed penalty notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.You can be fined £800 if you go to a private indoor gathering such as a house party of over 15 people from outside your household, which will double for each repeat offence to a maximum level of £6,400.If you hold, or are involved in holding, an illegal gathering of over 30 people, the police can fine you £10,000.Care home visitsYou should check the guidance on visiting care homes during COVID-19 to find out how visits should be conducted. Residents must follow the national restrictions if they are having a visit out of the care home.There is separate guidance for people in supported living.Staying away from home overnightYou can stay overnight in a campsite, caravan, boat, second home, or other self-contained accommodation. This should only be with your household or support bubble. You must not stay overnight with anyone not in your household or support bubble, unless a legal exemption applies.Self-contained holiday accommodation may reopen. This is accommodation in which facilities are restricted to exclusive use of a single household/support bubble. Such facilities include: in a group of up to 6 from any number of households (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6) in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible) (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Arabic) You must follow the social contact rules when travelling in private vehicles. This means you must not share enclosed private vehicles with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble, unless an exemption exists, such as you are sharing the vehicle with someone working (e.g. a taxi). Where a vehicle is open air, you must follow the outdoor gathering limits.There is additional guidance on safer travel, including on the safe use of public transport.Travelling within the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the Channel IslandsTravelling to EnglandAcross the different parts of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), there may be rules in place that restrict travel to England.You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel from before making arrangements to travel.Provided you are permitted to travel from another part of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), you may enter England and are not required to quarantine on arrival. If you do travel to England, you must follow the restrictions on what you can and cannot do.Travelling from EnglandAcross the different parts of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), there may be rules in place that restrict travel from England. You do not need a reasonable excuse to leave England to travel to other parts of the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel to before making arrangements to travel.Travelling to or from Northern IrelandCurrently in Northern Ireland it is against the law to leave home without a reasonable excuse. Those arriving into Northern Ireland from another part of the Common Travel Area are asked to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival. There are a number of exemptions to this request.Travelling to or from ScotlandNon-essential travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, and the wider Common Travel Area, remains restricted. This means it is illegal to enter or leave Scotland unless you have a reasonable excuse. Travelling for a holiday is not a reasonable excuse. The guidance provides advice on reasonable excuses to travel to and from Scotland.Travelling to or from WalesThere are no restrictions in place for travel into or out of Wales as long as you are travelling within the UK or wider Common Travel Area (the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). Across the different parts of the Common Travel Area, there may be rules in place that restrict travel from Wales. You do not need a reasonable excuse to leave Wales to travel to other parts of the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel to before making arrangements to travel. The guidance provides advice on travelling to and from Wales.International travelTravelling internationally from EnglandYou can only travel internationally from England where you have a reasonable excuse to leave the UK, such as work. International holidays are not permitted.Some jobs qualify for exemptions for certain travel related requirements, such as self isolation and testing. See guidance on which jobs and circumstances qualify for travel exemptions.If you do need to travel overseas (and have a reasonable excuse to do so), you are required to complete a mandatory outbound ‘Declaration to Travel’ form unless an exemption applies to you. You must state your reasons for travel on the form before leaving the UK.You should also consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting. You should look at the rules in place at your destination and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice. You should do this even if you are returning to a place you’ve visited before.Travelling to England from outside the UKAll visitors to England are subject to the coronavirus restriction rules.People planning to travel to England should follow the guidance on entering the UK. Before travelling to the UK, you must complete a passenger locator form and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, unless you are exempt.All arrivals will need to take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining. Arrivals must book a travel test package. See the guidance on how to quarantine when you arrive in England.You cannot travel to the UK if you’ve visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK has been banned in the last 10 days, unless you’re: PDF, 373KB, 36 pages PDF, 262KB, 32 pages PDF, 341KB, 32 pages PDF, 365KB, 38 pages The NHS continues to carry out urgent and non-urgent services safely. It is vital anyone who thinks they need any kind of medical care comes forward and gets help.The majority of public services will continue. These include: non-essential retail can reopen personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can reopen some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place indoor leisure and sports facilities can reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble all childcare and supervised activities are allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number) weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens self-contained accommodation can stay open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test) you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the amount that you travel where possible disability sport sports with your household or support bubble sports as part of the curriculum in education supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s (including those who were under 18 on 31 August 2020), this should be limited to 15 participants Further guidance on hotels and other guest accommodation is available for self-contained holiday accommodation that is able to reopen.A full list of reasons can be found in the guidance on closing certain businesses and venues in England.Travelling within EnglandYou should continue to minimise the amount you travel where possible. This means you should avoid making unnecessary trips and combine trips where possible.If you need to travel: The following types of tests will restart: Large print, easy read and translations (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Bengali) nanny cleaner tradesperson social care worker providing support to children and families Keeping yourself and others safeSocial distancing is still very important. You should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.You should follow this guidance in full to limit spreading COVID-19. It is underpinned by law.Face coveringsYou must wear a face covering in many indoor settings, such as shops and places of worship, and on public transport, unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse. This is the law. Read guidance on face coverings.If you are clinically extremely vulnerableIf you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus.If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you are no longer advised to shield. However, you should continue to follow the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and are advised to continue taking extra precautions to protect yourself. It is important that you continue to keep the number of social interactions that you have low and try to limit the amount of time you spend in settings where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19To help protect yourself and your friends, family, and community you should continue to follow all of the guidance on this page even if you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.The vaccines have been shown to reduce the likelihood of severe illness in most people. Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective, so those who have received the vaccine should continue to take recommended precautions to avoid infection.We do not know by how much the vaccine stops COVID-19 from spreading. Even if you have been vaccinated, you could still spread COVID-19 to others.Asymptomatic testingRapid lateral flow testing is now available free to anybody without symptoms. You can get your tests from pharmacies, testing sites, employers, schools, colleges and universities.Find out more about how to get rapid lateral flow testsTesting twice a week will help make sure you don’t have COVID-19, reducing the risk to those around you.If you have symptoms you should continue to get a PCR test. If you’re not sure, you can find out which coronavirus test you should get.Meeting family and friends indoorsYou must not meet indoors with anybody you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them (if you are eligible), or another legal exemption applies.Meeting friends and family outdoors (rule of 6)You can meet up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, either: If you need to enter through a house to get to a garden or other outside space and there is no alternative access, you should wear a face covering, wash or sanitise your hands when entering, and then go straight to the outside space. If you need to use the bathroom, wash your hands thoroughly and go back outside immediately. You should maintain social distancing from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble, and hosts should follow fresh air (ventilation) guidance.When you can meet with more people or meet indoorsGatherings above the limit of 6 people or 2 households outdoors, or any gatherings indoors, can only take place if they are permitted by an exemption. These exemptions are listed on this page.This means, for example, a tradesperson can go into a household without breaking the limit if they are there for work, and the officiant at a wedding would not count towards the limit.Support and childcare bubblesYou have to meet certain eligibility rules to form a support or childcare bubble. This means not everyone will be able to form a bubble. See the separate guidance on support bubbles and childcare bubbles.You can only use a childcare bubble for childcare. You cannot use a childcare bubble to mix with another household for any other reason. This means you cannot use a childcare bubble to meet socially with another household.Going to workYou should continue to work from home where you can.If you cannot work from home you should continue to travel to your workplace. You do not need to be classed as a critical worker to go to work if you cannot work from home.Employers and employees should discuss their working arrangements, and employers should take every possible step to facilitate their employees working from home, including providing suitable IT and equipment to enable remote working. Where people cannot work from home, employers should take steps to make their workplaces COVID-19 secure and help employees avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Extra consideration should be given to those people at higher risk.COVID-secure guidelines are available for sectors across the economy to substantially reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.See guidance for reopening businesses and venuesMeeting others for workYou can gather in larger groups or meet indoors where it is necessary for your work. This does not include social gatherings with work colleagues.Working in other people’s homesWhere it is reasonably necessary for you to work in other people’s homes you can continue to do so, for example if you’re a: PDF, 331KB, 33 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Hindi) on your own in a group of up to 6 people in a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (and their support bubbles, if eligible) You can only use a childcare bubble for childcare and cannot use it to mix with another household for any other reason (for example to socialise). You have to meet certain eligibility rules to form a childcare bubble. See the separate guidance on childcare bubbles.Parent and child groupsParent and child groups can take place indoors as well as outdoors (but not in private homes or gardens) if they are for the benefit of children aged under 5 and organised by a business, charity or public body. This includes groups that are primarily focused on social and developmental activities.Parent and child groups must be limited to no more than 15 people. Children under five and anyone working or volunteering as part of the group, such as a group leader, are not counted in this number.Support groups which provide support functions for parents, carers, or their childrenSupport groups which provide support functions for parents, carers, or their children, such as breastfeeding or postnatal groups, which have to be delivered in person may continue to meet indoors, but must follow the same rules as other support groups. See the support groups section of this guidance.Providing care or assistanceYou can continue to gather in larger groups or meet indoors where this is reasonably necessary: to fulfil legal obligations to carry out activities related to buying, selling or moving house for the purpose of COVID-secure protests or picketing where the organiser has taken the required precautions, including completing a risk assessment where it is reasonably necessary to support voting in an election or referendum (such as vote counting or for legal observers). (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Gujarati) victims of crime (including domestic abuse) those with, or recovering from, addictions (including alcohol, narcotics or other substance addictions) or addictive patterns of behaviour those with, or caring for people with, any long-term illness or terminal condition or who are vulnerable (including those with a mental health condition) those facing issues related to their sexuality or identity (including those living as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) those who have suffered bereavement vulnerable young people (including to enable them to meet youth workers) disabled people and their carers Jobcentre Plus sites courts and probation services civil registrations offices passport and visa services services provided to victims of crime waste or recycling centres getting an MOT (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (easy read) to visit people in your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one) to provide informal childcare for children aged 13 or under as part of a childcare bubble (for example, to enable parents to work, not to enable socialising between adults) to provide emergency assistance to go to a support group of up to 15 participants, the limit of 15 does not include children under 5 who are accompanying a parent or guardian for respite care where that care is being provided to a vulnerable person or a disabled person, or is a short break in respect of a looked-after child to provide care or assistance for disabled or vulnerable people, including shopping for essential items and accessing services on their behalf on recreational team sport on outdoor sport and recreation in England for providers of grassroots sports and gym and leisure facilities This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. car driving lessons car and trailer driving lessons large goods vehicle (LGV) training driving instructor training Additional exemptionsThere are further reasonable excuses. For example, you may gather in larger groups or meet indoors: PDF, 369KB, 26 pages parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests public and botanical gardens the grounds of a heritage site outdoor sculpture parks allotments public playgrounds outdoor sports venues and facilities outdoor hospitality venues outdoor attractions You can also take part in formally organised outdoor sports or licensed physical activity with any number of people. This must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take the required precautions, including the completion of a risk assessment. You should avoid contact in training and, for some sports, avoid contact in all activities. Read the guidance on what avoiding contact means for your sport.Indoor leisure facilities may open for you to exercise on your own, or with your household or support bubble.You must not meet indoors for sport, except for: This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Punjabi Gurmukhi) PDF, 328KB, 29 pages The limit of 15 does not include children under 5 who are accompanying a parent or guardian. Gatherings above the limit can take place where reasonably necessary for work or volunteering. Where a group includes someone covered by an exception (for example, someone who is working or volunteering to facilitate the group), they are not generally counted as part of the gatherings limit.Exercise, sport and physical activityYou can do unlimited exercise outdoors but there are limits on the number of people you can exercise with. It can be either: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Urdu) Request an accessible format. theory tests motorcycle tests LGV driving tests car and trailer driving tests You should follow the guidance: PDF, 348KB, 36 pages for education, registered childcare, and supervised activities for children, see further information on education and childcare for arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents or guardians to allow contact between birth parents and children in care, as well as between siblings in care for prospective adopting parents to meet a child or children who may be placed with them to place or facilitate the placing of a child or children in the care of another by social services for the purpose of managing childcare through a childcare bubble PDF, 235KB, 35 pages See the guidance on booking and staying in a quarantine hotel when you arrive in EnglandAdvice for visitors and foreign nationals in EnglandForeign nationals are subject to the national restrictions.If you are visiting the UK, you may return home. You should check whether there are any restrictions in place at your destination.Moving homeYou can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless reasonably necessary.Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.Financial supportWherever you live, you may be able to get financial help.See further information on business support and financial support if you’re off work because of coronavirus.Businesses and venuesTo reduce social contact, some businesses must remain closed or follow restrictions on how they provide goods and services. You can read the full list of businesses required to remain closed in England.There is further guidance on reopening businesses and venues which explains which business will be permitted to open at each step of the roadmap.From 12 April, further venues will be permitted to open. Unless a specific exemption exists, you must only visit these as a single household or bubble indoors, or in a group of 6 people or 2 households outdoors.Outdoor areas at hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, social clubs, including in members’ clubs) can reopen. Hospitality venues can also provide takeaway alcohol. These venues may allow customers to use an inside bathroom and customers can order and pay indoors. At any premises serving alcohol, customers will be required to order, be served and eat/drink while seated (“table service”). Venues will be prohibited from providing smoking equipment such as shisha pipes, for use on the premises.Outdoor attractions at venues such as animal attractions, theme parks, and skating rinks will also be permitted to reopen. A full list can be found here. This does not include outdoor cinemas and theatres, which will be limited to drive-in performances only. When going to these events, you must not share your vehicle with anyone outside your household or support bubble, unless there is an exemption, such as for providing care to a vulnerable person or for work purposes.Businesses which are allowed to re-open that operate in otherwise closed attractions (such as a gift shop or a takeaway kiosk at an indoor museum) may only open where they are a self-contained unit and can be accessed directly from the street.Personal care services (including those provided from a mobile setting), indoor sports facilities, self-contained accommodation, and public buildings (such as community centres) may also reopen.Businesses eligible to host childcare and supervised activities for children will now be able to host these activities (including sport) for all children, regardless of circumstances.Healthcare and public servicesThe NHS and medical services remain open, including: kitchens sleeping areas bathrooms indoor communal areas such as lounges, sitting areas and any lifts, staircases or internal corridors for entry and exit into the accommodation (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Farsi) quarantine for 10 days in a managed quarantine hotel take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of quarantining, the tests are included in the hotel package follow the guidance on this page (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (large print) If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Driving lessons and learning to driveDriving tests and driving lessons may resume. Further guidance on learning to drive during coronavirus is available.You will be able to restart: visit someone who is dying visit someone in a care home (if permitted under care home guidance), hospital or hospice to accompany a family member or close friend to a medical appointment. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. PDF, 300KB, 36 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Welsh) PDF, 346KB, 32 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Punjabi Shahmukhi) Find out more about the red list travel ban countriesEveryone allowed to enter England who has visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK has been banned in the last 10 days must: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Slovak) 12 April: What’s changedSome of the rules on what you can and cannot changed on 12 April. However, many restrictions remain in place. You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them, or another exemption applies. You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ (the roadmap) for more information on how COVID-19 restrictions will be eased in England. It is underpinned by law.From 12 April: Request an accessible format. (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Somali) PDF, 9MB, 49 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Polish) walk or cycle where possible you must not share a car with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble, unless your journey is made for an exempt reason plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport regularly wash or sanitise your hands wear a face covering on public transport, unless you’re exempt stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors) You can also provide care or assistance for disabled or vulnerable people inside someone’s home, where necessary. However, you must only meet indoors or in a larger group where it is reasonably necessary to provide care or assistance. This means you cannot meet socially indoors with someone who is vulnerable unless they are in your household or support bubble, or another exemption applies.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times. There is further guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family.Support groupsSupport groups that have to be delivered in person can continue with up to 15 participants where officially organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support. Support groups must be organised by a business, charity or public body and must not take place in a private home or garden. All participants should maintain social distancing. Examples of support groups include those that provide support to:last_img read more

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Dopapod Adds 2017 New Year’s Eve Dates

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first_imgIn addition to their previously scheduled dates with The Motet, Earphorik, and Lespecial, Dopapod will close out their busy year in style with two nights in the Northeast. On December 30, Dopapod will perform at the Fete Music Hall in Providence, Rhode Island with special guests Hayley Jane and the Primates and Swimmer. On New Year’s Eve, December 31, Dopapod will celebrate with three full sets at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Massachusetts. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, August 31 at 10AM.Mom And Dad, Trio Featuring Members Of Dopapod, Annonuce 6-Show Colorado RunThe adventurous quartet has been on a tear this year after band members Eli Winderman, Rob Compa, and Chuck Jones reunited with their original drummer Neal “Fro” Evans to bring their exciting live show to increasingly rabid crowds of fans at venues all around the country.  Check out their full schedule below:Full Dopapod 2017 Tour10/26- Philadelphia, PA*10/27- NYC*10/28- New Haven, CT*10/29- Burlington, VT*10/31- Saratoga Springs, NY11/01- Buffalo, NY11/02- Ann Arbor, MI^11/03- Kalamazoo, MI^11/04- Indianapolis, IN^11/07- Iowa City, IA11/08- Minneapolis, MN*11/09- Milwaukee, WI*11/10- Chicago, IL*11/11- Cincinnati, OH*11/12- Morgantown, WV11/15- Richmond, VA*11/16- Raleigh, NC*11/17- Asheville, NC*11/18- Atlanta, GA*11/19- Charleston, SC11/30- Fort Collins, CO12/01- Denver, CO12/02- Denver, CO12/05- Fayetteville, AR12/07- Lexington, KY12/08- Columbus, OH12/09- Columbus, OH12/10- Columbus, OH12/13- Pittsburgh, PA12/14- Washington, DC12/15- Stroudsburg, PA#12/16- Syracuse, NY#12/30- Providence, RI w/ Hayley Jane and the Primates, and Swimmer12/31- Boston, Mass*w/ The Motet^w/ Earphorik#w/ Lespecial[photo by Dave Vann from High Sierra Music Festival 2017]last_img read more

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A new hunt for Jimmy Hoffa

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first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Samantha Power says the desire to make positive change springs from understanding our connections as people Humanizing global problems Jimmy Hoffa, the brilliant but ruthless head of the Teamsters Union, had a taste for corruption and a knack for making powerful enemies, including his frequent business partners, the Mafia, and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. After President Nixon commuted his federal prison sentence, Hoffa planned to retake control of the Teamsters, much to the alarm of the mob. Then, one July day in 1975, Hoffa vanished without a trace from a restaurant parking lot outside of Detroit, a mystery that has inspired books, TV shows, movies (the most recent is Martin Scorsese’s film, “The Irishman”), and a raft of conspiracy theories. Jack L. Goldsmith, Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, was no Hoffa conspiracy buff, but he had good reason to think that Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien, Hoffa’s right-hand man and one of the FBI’s earliest suspects, had been falsely accused of driving Hoffa to his killers. First, O’Brien’s alibi, although not airtight, eventually checked out enough that the FBI never charged him. And second, O’Brien is Goldsmith’s stepfather. In a new book, “In Hoffa’s Shadow,” Goldsmith dug through government and court records, FBI wiretap transcripts, and he spoke to dozens of FBI agents, prosecutors, and Hoffa experts to see whether, decades later, he could clear his stepdad’s name — and maybe even figure out what happened to Hoffa.Q&AJack GoldsmithGAZETTE: You describe the book as a story about “how an uneducated serial lawbreaker with mob values nourished his vulnerable stepson at a crucial stage in his life and set him on a path that led him to a career at the DOJ and Harvard Law School.” From college until you left the Department of Justice in 2004, you were estranged from your stepdad for 20 years because you felt his connection to Hoffa would damage your legal career. Why did you want to write this book? Was it an atonement of sorts?GOLDSMITH: I guess it was part atonement. His life was ruined by all the Hoffa stuff, and I thought I could give him a much fairer shake no matter what I did than the way he had been treated by the public and in the press. From the very beginning, in 1975, he was the leading suspect. He was the one person who the government believed was involved and thought they had evidence that he was involved. There are lots of circumstantial reasons to think that he was involved, and the government let that be known publicly in 1975, and ever since, in every publication that’s come out, in every movie that’s been done about this, including the Scorsese film. It wasn’t until the ’90s that they started to have doubts. But the government never changed the public story, they just let it stay out there. So, to this very day, when you [search online] any discussion of the Hoffa disappearance, it says that Chuckie drove him to his death.GAZETTE: Your stepfather was a longtime confidant to Hoffa and to a top Detroit mob figure who trusted him with many secrets. And though author Mario Puzo modeled the Tom Hagen character in “The Godfather” after Chuckie, everyone agreed, even your stepdad, that he was not Hoffa’s cool-headed consigliere. How did Chuckie become so trusted by these kingpins and remain in their inner circle for so long?GOLDSMITH: He had known both Jimmy Hoffa and Anthony Giacalone, who was the senior organized crime figure in Detroit, [since childhood]. Giacalone, who turned out to be a leading suspect in Hoffa’s disappearance, had been a friend of Hoffa’s since the 1940s. They were very close, which is not generally known. And they were both very close to Chuck’s mother, Sylvia Pagano, who was a very influential woman in these circles. Chuck’s mother was a go between between Hoffa and organized crime on a whole set of issues, including pension fund loans and other actions. So Chuckie grew up in both of these worlds. He was Hoffa’s closest aide, literally his right-hand man, not his consigliere, but by his side at every moment, starting in ’52. He was so close and so trusted by both of them that he served as a go-between between them and between Hoffa and other organized crime figures. He was intimately involved in everything Hoffa did.,GAZETTE: You go to great lengths trying to reconstruct where Chuckie could have been during the hours Hoffa was last seen alive in an effort to clear his name. What do you think happened?GOLDSMITH: I’m convinced that the story he told to me, and that I pieced together with the help of a lot of FBI agents and a lot of documents, is the correct story. Hoffa was supposed to meet Anthony Giacalone at either 2 or 2:30 p.m. in a parking lot in suburban Detroit, near a restaurant called the Machus Red Fox. It’s a busy, well-known restaurant. Hoffa shows up for the meeting, and no one meets him there. He gets there at 2 p.m. Eyewitnesses saw him in the parking lot at 2:45 p.m. Some stopped and had conversations with him. And that was the last he was seen. He just disappeared. There was thought to be some eyewitnesses to the disappearance itself, but every one of them turned out, for various reasons, not to be credible. Chuckie was in the area in a car. It happened to be the car [owned by] the son of Anthony Giacalone. He said he was delivering a fish. And he was, in fact, delivering a fish. The FBI [originally] theorized that after he delivered this fish in the suburbs, he picked up Hoffa and took him to his killers. There were a couple reasons why they focused on Chuckie. One was it was thought that Hoffa wouldn’t get into a car with very many people. It was assumed that Hoffa got into a car that afternoon and that Chuckie was one of the few people Hoffa would get into a car with voluntarily. There’s a whole slew of circumstantial evidence that suggests he did it, a whole slew of circumstantial evidence that suggests he didn’t do it. There’s no way to prove it one way or another. The reason that, in the end, the bureau came to think he wasn’t involved, was because he was still alive. He was never killed, and if he had had information to give up, they think he would have been killed. It’s clear, and I provide lots of evidence in the book, that organized crime throughout the country was very worried about Hoffa’s efforts to get back into control of the Teamsters. The mob had taken over the money flow in the Teamsters when Hoffa went to jail in a way they never had before when he was in charge, and they were gorging on the cash and didn’t want to give it up. Hoffa was threatening, in increasingly believable ways, to expose the whole thing. He was warned and warned and warned for months. They tried to ask him what they could do to shut him up and the pressure kept building. There’s no doubt in my mind that that was the reason. He became a liability.GAZETTE: You were frustrated at times by how much your stepdad would not tell you even after all these years. How much more do you think he knows about what happened? And with all of the central characters in the Hoffa saga deceased, why was he so reticent?GOLDSMITH: It was drilled into him as a child by Anthony Giacalone and by his mother that you don’t rat out your friends, and you don’t speak about things you’re not supposed to speak about. I don’t think he knew who the killers were, but he knew so much about the background and about the Teamsters-mob relationship. He said to me several times, ‘It’s not that I’m worried about being killed; it’s my honor.’ He lost everything for his “role” in the Hoffa disappearance. He lost his reputation; he lost his career. It destroyed his family in many ways. This is the one thing he held onto: that he made a commitment that he wasn’t supposed to speak out of school about things he didn’t know about. I actually came, in the end, after all the hell he went through, to admire this one principle that he held onto, even though it was extremely frustrating, and it’s not my way of looking at the world.,GAZETTE: Hoffa was such a well-known figure and under surveillance by federal law enforcement for years. How does he disappear without a trace and his case still remain unsolved 44 years later?GOLDSMITH: It’s remarkable. If this had happened in 2019, it would’ve been solved like that [snaps fingers]. Today, with all the metadata that we spew and all the investigative techniques, it would’ve been very hard to pull something like this off in broad daylight with all the surveillance cameras. But in 1975, there were no surveillance cameras; there was no metadata. The body’s never been found. There’s no single piece of direct evidence of what happened to him that afternoon. It’s just the perfect crime, in that sense. They could not find any evidence. Other than the Patty Hearst disappearance, this was the largest FBI investigation ever to that point in terms of hours and money spent on the case. It went for years and years. It’s still technically an open case. There have been half a dozen false confessions; there have been 20 books with various theories; there’s a whole cottage industry [purporting] to explain what happened to Jimmy Hoffa. I interviewed about a dozen FBI agents, starting with the four who worked on the original case in ’75, all the way up through the people currently working on the case. They’ve all been obsessed by this. They dug up fields and pools and barns. They never dug up Giants stadium — that was even less credible a rumor than the others. But imagine. There have been [at least] a dozen digs over the last 45 years, maybe even more, trying to find him, one as recently as 2013. And they still haven’t figured it out.GAZETTE: There have long been questions about Nixon’s sudden fast-tracking of Hoffa’s federal prison sentence in December 1971, given Nixon’s distaste for Hoffa and the Teamsters and suspicions about the source of money used to pay for the Watergate burglary and cover-up. Chuckie claims the most explosive rumor of all happened — that in exchange for conditional clemency, Nixon demanded and received $1 million in cash from Hoffa. He told you he is certain it happened because he delivered the bag of money from the Teamsters offices on Capitol Hill to a man in a fancy hotel room blocks from the White House.GOLDSMITH: I believe it’s true because some of the details he told me I could corroborate. There was always a rumor about payoffs and Nixon, either to get Hoffa out of jail or put these conditions on him. There was circumstantial evidence to think that somebody paid Nixon a lot of money to commute his sentence, but Watergate investigators and Hoffa investigators looked up and down, and they couldn’t find any source for the money. They could never corroborate it. And it turned out, according to Chuckie, that it came from Hoffa. It was Hoffa’s money. He had these huge stashes of cash, and he paid for himself to get out. “I don’t think he knew who the killers were, but he knew so much about the background and about the Teamsters-mob relationship. He said to me several times, ‘It’s not that I’m worried about being killed; it’s my honor.’ He lost everything for his ‘role’ in the Hoffa disappearance.” Portrait of the revolutionary as a young mancenter_img GAZETTE: You say Hoffa left a “complex legacy” in the labor movement and the U.S. Justice Department. How should he be remembered by history in those realms?GOLDSMITH: I think Hoffa was both hugely important to labor, but also partly responsible for its downfall. He was never given the credit he should have been given in the labor movement because he was always a maverick. But he was a true labor organizing genius and bargaining genius, and he brought the Teamsters to extraordinary power in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Because the Teamsters Union controlled all the transportation networks across the country, that gave him extraordinary power over the national economy, which is one of the many reasons why the U.S. government, a lot of people, were really afraid of him. He always said, ‘I would never call a national strike’ — because he had much more subtle techniques that were more effective. But the threat was always there. And since he had mob associations and didn’t like the federal government or complying with the law, this was viewed to be a great danger.  But he’s never been credited for the hundreds of thousands of people who he brought from the lower classes to the middle classes and gave them a much better life. For all his troubles, the rank and file stayed with him; they were completely loyal to him for a couple reasons. One, he was one of them; he spent all his time with them; and he was honest with them. He was truly a working-class guy and had working-class values. Second, he brought them enormous material improvement. More money, better working conditions, better hours, etc. He was hugely successful in his corner of the labor movement. But his legal troubles, and the fights he had with Bobby Kennedy, and his seeming public indifference to the corruption around him and the illegality or, at least, the bad acts that he was involved in, ended up staining Hoffa’s reputation outside the Teamsters and really, all of labor.GAZETTE: Bobby Kennedy’s seven years of investigations into Hoffa involved “excesses approaching criminality and an expansion of the surveillance state for which no one in government was ever held accountable” and that it had a “reverberating impact” on American legal culture, you write.  How so?,GOLDSMITH: This was a famous vendetta and is often used as an example of prosecutorial zeal and excess and of excessive zeal on [congressional] committee investigations. Some things I bring out that are less well known are the illegalities with regard to bugging, the extraordinary intrusion that the government was making on mobsters even when the Supreme Court was saying “This is unlawful,” and they kept doing it. The “reverberating impact” — there are two big ones in the book. Kennedy’s aggressive investigation of Hoffa and the mob was expressly used as a model after 9/11 with [John] Ashcroft, the attorney general I worked for and admire a great deal. A lot of people didn’t like it. And the reliance, I think, was extraordinary. It also turned out that the pattern of surveillance abuse, where the Justice Department, sort of after the fact, accommodates an aggressive surveillance technique with corner-cutting legal analysis was something that was going on in the Kennedy administration, and it also happened in the Bush administration. I was witness to that, and I was part of that, in some respects. In fact, I relied on some of the same precedents in some of my legal analysis with regard to surveillance that Kennedy was relying on, and his predecessors were relying on some things that FDR did. The government does this in cycles, in a time of crisis with a seasoned enemy that it’s afraid of. It’s not a bunch of people in the government saying, “Let’s seize people’s rights today.” That’s not the way it works. It’s fear of the unknown. It’s a genuine threat that you don’t know the scope of and want to get your hands around. It’s the knowledge that if you don’t take steps to meet it and stop it, you’re going to be condemned when goes something bad, so you take every step you can to go after it. That’s the cycle that continued after 9/11, similar to what Kennedy was doing with the mob. The amazing thing was, as I was sitting there in the Justice Department making these decisions, I was hearing my stepfather’s voice in my head, this guy I hadn’t talked to in 20 years, who basically said, “The government, when it goes after an enemy, cuts corners in secret and they’ve got ‘backup.’” That’s what he called it. And that’s what I was witnessing and, in some sense, that’s what I was participating in. That was a remarkable moment for me and that led me ultimately to reconsider him and to take steps later to reconcile with him.GAZETTE: How did seeing such familiar institutions and episodes like the DOJ-Mafia showdown, the rise of labor unions, John F. Kennedy/Nixon rivalry, from Chuckie’s vantage point reshape your thinking?GOLDSMITH: I learned that a lot of my views about unions and the law and justice were shaped in my college and law school years by not wanting to be like Chuckie. This book, in rethinking my relationship with Chuckie and looking at his perspective on things, did change my views about a lot of things. I wouldn’t say they changed them fundamentally, but I’m much more deeply sympathetic to labor unions and labor members because I understand the history better. My views about the Justice Department continue to evolve. I admire the Justice Department; it is an amazing institution. But it’s a flawed institution, and I understand its flaws better now. I understand that justice and truth are a helluva lot more complicated than I thought — trying to figure out what was true about Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance and working my way through the quicksand of groundless claims that have been made for 45 years was a real challenge. I understand that there are these complicated questions of justice when the government can cut corners so easily if it wants to — leaking things on people that aren’t true in order to pressure them, excessive zeal on prosecutions, not following the rules about taxes and tax-return investigations, illegal surveillance. The government is a dangerous institution. And I knew that, but I have a greater appreciation for that.This interview has been edited for clarity and condensed for length. How Jonathan Hansen’s persistence gained him access to people and papers of ‘Young Castro’ Relatedlast_img read more

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34 New COVID Cases Reported Monday, State Opening Additional Testing Sites

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first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Jordan E. Gilbert / USMC JAMESTOWN – Additional sites to test people for COVID-19 will be opening in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties part of an incentive by the New York State Health Department.State leaders announced on Monday afternoon that three sites between the two counties will be open to the public for free rapid result tests this week.Chautauqua County’s sites are located at the Jamestown Fireman’s Training Grounds on Harrison Street and the Dunkirk Fireman’s Training Grounds on Brigham Road. Those who would like to make an appointment are asked to register online.In Cattaraugus County testing will take place through Saturday at the Allegany Fire Hall on West Main Street in Allegany from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those looking to make an appointment are asked to call (716) 938-9119. Earlier in the morning Chautauqua County officials reported 34 new cases of the virus from Saturday to Monday. Officials say 133 active cases continue to recover under orders of isolation.Eighteen people remain hospitalized in Chautauqua County due to COVID as of Saturday.The new cases involve the following locations:14 cases in 14701 (Jamestown)2 cases in 14136 (Silver Creek)2 cases in 14710 (Ashville)1 case in 14738 (Frewsburg)9 cases in 14048 (Dunkirk)1 case in 14062 (Forestville)1 case in 14782 (Sinclairville)1 case in 14063 (Fredonia)1 case in 14750 (Lakewood)2 cases in 14733 (Falconer)There are currently 15 active cases among employees and 62 active cases among residents associated with Tanglewood Manor. Two people associated with that outbreak have recovered.last_img read more

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Love & Money Extends Off-Broadway

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first_img Love & Money The world premiere of A.R. Gurney’s Love & Money has extended its limited run off-Broadway. The Signature Theatre production, which will begin performances on August 15, will now run through October 4 (it had originally been scheduled to shutter on September 27.) Opening night is still set for August 24 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.The play follows Cornelia Cunningham, a wealthy widow who’s determined to donate almost everything she owns before her life of privilege ends. Her plan hits a snag when an ambitious and ingratiating young man arrives to claim his alleged inheritance.The production, directed by Mark Lamos, will star Maureen Anderman as Cornelia, as well as Gabriel Brown as Walker “Scott” Williams, Pamela Dunlap as Agnes Munger, Kahyun Kim as Jessica Worth and Joe Paulik as Harvey Abel. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 4, 2015 View Commentslast_img read more

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Poinsettia tips

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first_imgBy Bodie V. PennisiUniversity of GeorgiaIf you’re going to decorate your home for the holidays, you just have to include at least one poinsettia in your plans. No other flower conveys the holiday spirit quite like a traditional red poinsettia.Getting the most from your poinsettias is easy if you follow these tips: Buy Georgia-grown poinsettias. Locally grown plants may cost more, but they have better keeping quality. They’re usually sold to florist shops and garden centers.Choose a size that will match your decorative needs. Georgia growers are experts in producing more than 20 poinsettia varieties in a dozen sizes and shapes, including some gorgeous 18-inch hanging baskets and 3-gallon floor planters.Besides the traditional red, other colors are available: strong white, creamy white, light pink, solid pink, bright orange-red and deep purple-red. Some varieties feature attractive speckled and marbled bracts.Select plants with fully colored and expanded bracts (the colored parts of the plant — the actual flowers are the yellow centers). Avoid plants with too much green around the bract edges — this is a sign that the plant was shipped before it was mature enough.Select poinsettias with dense, rich green leaves all along the stem, well branched and proportioned with the container about two-and-one-half times the height of the pot.Look closely for possible “hitchhikers.” One common poinsettia pest is the silverleaf whitefly, which inhabits the underside of the leaves and sucks the juices and sap from the plant. This is the giveaway: when whiteflies excrete the plant’s juices, they drop a “honeydew” onto the leaves below. Don’t buy plants with sticky leaves and dots on the undersides of the leaves that look like scale — they’re actually the whitefly nymphs.Don’t forget to examine the plant’s roots. Carefully slip off the pot and look for white and light tan roots that have grown to the sides of the pot. Brown roots or few roots may be signs of disease.Don’t buy a plant with weak stems, few bracts or any signs of wilting, breaking or drooping. Often in stores, poinsettias are crowded. Sometimes they’re displayed in paper, plastic or mesh sleeves. A poinsettia needs space, and the longer it remains sleeved, the faster its quality will deteriorate.When transporting your prize poinsettia, protect it from chilling winds and temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. You can place the poinsettia into a sleeve or a large shopping bag.Once in your home, you can put your poinsettias anywhere you like. They’ll last about three weeks in fairly dark places. Don’t place them near cold drafts or excessive heat, though, or near appliances, fireplaces or ventilating ducts.Water it only when the soil feels dry to the touch, but don’t let it wilt, or the leaves may drop off. Overwatering is one of the common causes of plant loss. Don’t leave the plant in standing water — this, too, may cause its leaves to drop. Always remove a plant from any decorative container before watering, and allow the water to drain completely.Don’t fertilize your plant during the blooming season. This will cause a rapid decline of plant quality.If you want to keep your poinsettia after the holiday season is over, move it to a bright spot — either a south, east or west window. Eventually, the bracts will start to fall off. By early April, cut the plant back, leaving four to six nodes or segments in the stem. At this point, you can grow it outdoors in full sun. Fertilize it weekly with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer at the same rate you give to houseplants.Trim the poinsettia in June. Plant it in a 1-gallon pot or a large indoor planter. Trim new growth again around July 1 and again by mid-August. Continue to fertilize throughout spring and summer, applying nutrition once every two to three weeks as fall nears. When grown with adequate water and nutrition, poinsettias can grow as high as 5 feet.Poinsettias are proven to be nonpoisonous and safe for display around children and pets.last_img read more

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What $100 will buy you around the world

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first_imgWhen you think about things that cost $100, it’s easy to forget that a seemingly small amount in one country can be worth quite a bit in another. And although most of us remember to check the exchange rate from one nation to another, we still often forget to consider that the cost of goods — like food, souvenirs and even gasoline — can vary dramatically, depending on where we are in the world. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img So, don’t board your next flight without checking to see how far your money will stretch in certain countries. Click through to see what you can buy for $100 in these 10 world-class destinations.1. Paris$100 USD equals: 92 EurosWhat you can buy: A meal at a moderately priced restaurant, multiple espresso drinks, tickets to the Louvre and more“Most of the things I like to do in Paris are free,” said my old college roommate, who moved to France about 20 years ago. Knowing where to go and what to do means your money can go surprisingly far in what’s usually considered to be a fairly pricey major city.last_img read more

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Broome County no longer in yellow zone, local business owners react

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first_imgBROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement that Broome County is no longer in a yellow zone focus area for the coronavirus as of yesterday. “It’s kind of discouraging for some folks. They come in with a party of five or six and they want to sit down together, and with restrictions, ‘sorry, we can’t’. We have to put you at separate tables. Some folks are cool with that, and others understandably want to be together as a family. So they look for other places to eat,” Miller said. During yellow zone restrictions, restaurants were capping group seating limits to 4 guests per table. Area business owners said they have seen an increase in customers as the yellow zone restrictions were lifted. Governor Cuomo said the amount of new cases in the county has slowed down as residents followed the guidelines given out by the state. Jared Miller, owner of Tony’s Italian Grill in Endicott spoke to 12 News about how lifting the restrictions is helpful to small businesses. Across New York yesterday the reported rate of positive coronavirus tests was 3.1%. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar also weighed in on the subject, thanking Broome County residents for doing their part. Miller said with the yellow zone restrictions gone, restaurants will be able to seat up to 10 guests together at a table. Source: Jason Garnar Twitter Garnar also urges residents to continue to be smart to prevent yellow zone restrictions from returning.last_img read more

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Coffee Cloud and METRO Cash & Carry signed an agreement to expand their business to the HoReCa market

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first_imgCoffee Cloud and METRO Cash & Carry have signed a cooperation agreement, thanks to which the startup founder Miroslav Kovač will receive support in expanding its business to the HoReCa market.METRO Cash & Carry is the leading wholesaler on the Croatian HoReCa market and cooperates with more than 20.000 hotels, restaurants, cafes and catering companies, so this is one big step forward for Coffee Cloud.By the way, Coffee Cloud, IoT (Internet of Things) device that is installed in an espresso coffee machine is intended for caterers, hoteliers and cafe owners. The device collects data on the quality of prepared espresso coffee, the number of prepared coffees, handling and maintenance of the coffee machine and the state of stocks. With mobile technology, the device sends data to the Internet, where it is available to device owners via a web application.”After ten years of catering, I have noticed that controlling coffee consumption can increase profits by up to 20 percent. Consumption control is the main function of the device, which provides Coffee Cloud users with improved business quality and reduced costs. I believe that the cooperation with METRO will bring all the advantages of Coffee Cloud closer to Croatian caterers and that together we will help them use digitalization for even more successful business “,  said Miroslav Kovac, founder and director of Coffee Cloud.METRO Cash & Carry is among the first investors in Coffee Cloud. Namely, Coffee Cloud has been selected as one of the most promising startups within METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars, a global program intended for startups that develop technological solutions for hotels and caterers. Through participation in the program, Coffee Cloud has found mentors to help them connect with customers, including those in the Australian and Asian markets.”We want to provide professional customers from the HoReCa sector with access to the benefits of digitalization to help them grow their business. The need for support and cost reduction in the process of digitalization of the HoReCa sector is confirmed by the fact that in three months through METRO’s eatbu.hr platform for creating free pages more than 500 new websites were opened, and cooperation with Coffee Cloud will enable METRO to take another step in the digital transformation of our customers’ business “, said Tomislav Kostanjevac, digital platform specialist, METRO Cash & Carry Croatia.last_img read more

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Clouds on the Gatwick horizon?

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