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Airport coronavirus tests ‘not silver bullet’ for saving holidays

Airport coronavirus tests ‘not silver bullet’ for saving holidays

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device The culture secretary has told the BBC that coronavirus testing at airports is not a "silver bullet" to stop the need for quarantine. Oliver Dowden said testing the measure was not enough because the virus can develop over time.The boss of Heathrow said airports should be allowed to test for coronavirus to avoid the "cliff edge" of quarantine. The travel industry is seeking ways to rescue the holiday season.The government's sudden change to travel advice for Spain at the weekend prompted a fresh wave of confusion and uncertainty to people's holiday plans.Coronavirus: Why isn't the UK testing travellers on arrival?Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye told the BBC the changes to guidance over Sp...
Heirloom plants: Saving the nation’s seeds from extinction

Heirloom plants: Saving the nation’s seeds from extinction

Science
The battle of the Somme in 1916. A British soldier fighting in France is given seeds as a memento of happier times. When he returns home, he plants them in the soil. His family and friends carry on the tradition, and, today, you can still find the Blackdown Blue pea growing somewhere in Somerset. Catrina Fenton, head of the Heritage Seed Library in Coventry, rests the seeds in her hand. "People like to grow something that's got a bit of history behind it," she says. "A lot of the varieties in our collection have got wonderful stories; they relate to a particular place, or they taste a bit like the tomatoes their grandfather used to grow."She shakes black and cream beans from another envelope on to her palm. Legend has it that se...
5 Reasons to choose Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS) Fund

5 Reasons to choose Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS) Fund

Finance
ELSS Regulatory InfoWhen you invest your hard-earned money in the equity market, there are chances that you might lose some of it. But if you choose your investment wisely and invest for the long term, you might be able to make some profits. If your investment objective is to save tax and try and earn some extra income over the long term, then you can consider investing in Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS). ELSS is a mutual fund investment scheme that primarily invests in equity and equity-related instruments. There are a lot of other elements that make ELSS an option for anyone who wants to save tax and build a corpus in the long run. Here are 5 reasons to opt for an ELSS scheme: 1. ELSS has tax benefits As stated earlier, ELSS is a tax saving mutual fund scheme. As per Section 80C of...
My 21-year-old sister is saving $200 a month for retirement. Here’s how much she’ll have at 65

My 21-year-old sister is saving $200 a month for retirement. Here’s how much she’ll have at 65

Finance
My 21-year-old sister, Janna McPartland, has a lot on her mind.Graduating from college. Finding a job. Dire predictions about global warming. The other day, I asked her how she was doing. "The planet is dying," she said.I was surprised, then, when she showed eagerness recently in starting to save for her retirement. I'd been nagging her to do that since I was hired as a personal finance writer at CNBC. My reporting has taught me a simple but powerful lesson: The earlier one starts saving, the easier it is to do.It's not just my professional experience that made me a nag. I've seen my mother, now in her late 60s, suffer the consequences of not saving. It's a painful reality. I don't want to see anyone else I love go through it.Janna McPartlandSource: Janna McPartlandAs a senior in college, ...