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Britons should be ‘prepared’ to pay £1,750 when returning from an amber country holiday

“I recently returned from a business trip to the US, which is currently on the amber list and I had to have a test within 72 hours before returning.

In addition to that, he said “travellers will have to provide proof of their day two and day eight tests results, which cost roughly £90.”

“Another point to consider is that while British travellers can now easily travel home from amber countries, these countries may have restrictions in place on arrival.

“Countries such as Spain, France and Italy can change their rules for travellers coming in at any time, especially as UK COVID-19 infections continue to rise.

Jane McDonald warns ‘be prepared’ as she shares luggage tips for British river cruise

Jane McDonald appeared for the third instalment of the latest season of Cruising with Jane McDonald on Channel 5. The cruise enthusiast booked a four-berth private luxury river cruise with two of her girlfriends, Sue and Olwen, for their 70th birthdays. The cruise saw Jane and her friends begin their journey at Hampton Court before finishing at Henley-on-Thames.
Jane began by showing viewers how she packs up her toiletries for a cruise.

She used a hanging toiletry bag which she lay out on the bed before hanging up in her bathroom.

Jane doesn’t unpack her toiletries but simply uses them from the bag when she needs them.

She added: “I always have it packed with everything that I need for travelling.”

“I’ll put an outfit on a hanger so that I know what scarf goes with what jacket.

“Then, I know exactly where the trousers are.

“The white boots – these I brought because you just never know when you want a little sexy outfit!

“We might do that because it’s the girls’ birthday week.”

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Cryptocurrency investors should be prepared to lose all their money – Bank of England

Digital currencies “have no intrinsic value,” according to Bank of England (BOE) Governor Andrew Bailey. He warned that people who invest in crypto should be prepared to lose all their money.

A skeptic of crypto, Bailey was asked at a press conference about the rising value of cryptocurrencies. He said, as quoted by CNBC: “They have no intrinsic value. That doesn’t mean to say people don’t put value on them, because they can have extrinsic value. But they have no intrinsic value.”

The BOE governor added: “I’m going to say this very bluntly again – buy them only if you’re prepared to lose all your money.”

Bailey’s comments follow a similar warning from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which said in January that “Investing in crypto assets, or investments and lending linked to them, generally involves taking very high risks with investors’ money.”
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The financial services watchdog added: “If consumers invest in these types of product, they should be prepared to lose all their money.”

Meanwhile last month, the Bank of England said it would team up with the UK Treasury to explore central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs. The taskforce is expected to look at use cases, opportunities, and risks of a potential digital pound.

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Kate Middleton: How Duchess' gap year travels prepared her for life with Prince William

“For the final leg of the trip, Kate headed back to the mainland to spend three weeks working on a community project, which for her meant helping to build a fire station,” explained Moody. “It was another remote area, with just around 200 people living nearby, one school and one shop.

“This time she stayed in a big communal building with all the other volunteers, sleeping in one huge room in their sleeping bags. They were given an allowance to spend on fresh food and would buy meat from the local farmer.

“In the evenings they would play cards and other games. Kate particularly responded to a short trip she made.

“’We had a relationship with the local school,’ Malcolm Sutherland recalls. ‘We would encourage the volunteers to go down there with one of our staff as translator, so they could meet the kids and the teachers, and I know that Kate absolutely loved that.

Juventus ‘prepared to listen to €25 million bids’ for Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo will be allowed to leave Juventus this summer if the price is right, according to reports. If Ronaldo wants to leave, the Italian club will supposedly let their man go for a minimum of €25 million.

The claims, as reported by Spanish outlet AS, may come as a surprise to some, especially when Juventus Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici was recently quoted as saying: “Cristiano is the best player in the world and we are not going to let him go.”

However, since the Old Lady crashed out to Porto in the Champions League, and all but gave up their defense of Serie A with a disappointing defeat to Benevento, rumors have emerged linking the Portuguese star with a move away from the club.
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Earlier this month, it was reported that Ronaldo had been in discussions with his former club Real Madrid over a potential return to the Spanish capital.

Despite domestic success in his first two seasons, the 36-year-old has failed to lift the Champions League with his current club. That elusive trophy was the key reason behind why the Bianconeri paid over €100 million ($ 118 million) for Ronaldo back in 2018.

Despite this apparent failure, AS reported that Juventus defended their investment, claiming that the global superstar had enhanced the club’s exposure worldwide.

Even still, between the cost of his salary and the amortisation of the initial transfer fee, Ronaldo is costing the club around €87 million per season. With just one year left on his contract, it may be tempting for Juventus to try and reclaim some of their investment before he is available to leave for free in the summer of 2022.
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The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on global sport will likely have put Juventus under more financial strain than anticipated when the club signed Ronaldo three years ago. As reported previously, the club announced losses of more than €113 million ($ 155 million) for the first six months of the 2020-21 season. This may explain why they are so prepared to lose the superstar.

It looks as if Ronaldo’s preferred destination is indeed a return to Madrid with his old club. However, careful not to burn any bridges, Juventus claim they will not force him out of the club, and are content to keep him for one more season.

Only time will tell, although it looks as if Ronaldo’s fate is in his hands.

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Russia prepared for possibility of being cut off from SWIFT, Kremlin says

With anti-Russian sanctions gathering momentum, particularly in the US, President Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov says he does not exclude the possibility of Russia being unplugged from the SWIFT financial network.

“We cannot rule out any of the potential threats… These actions are unreasonable and unpredictable, therefore, of course, this situation obliges us to be on the alert,” Peskov told reporters on Monday after being asked whether the Kremlin views potential disconnection of Russia from the global payment system as a serious threat.

Washington has been threatening to disconnect Russia from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) for years. Moscow has responded by creating a domestic alternative to the payment system called SPFS, or the System for Transfer of Financial Messages. It is set to be linked with the Chinese cross-border interbank payment system CIPS and India’s future payment mechanism. The Russian payment system will also work with Iran’s SEPAM, as Iranian banks have had no access to SWIFT since 2018 after the US reinstated sanctions.
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SWIFT is a financial network that provides high-value cross-border transfers for members across the world. It is based in Belgium, but its board includes executives from US banks with US federal law allowing the administration to act against banks and regulators across the globe. It supports most interbank messages, connecting over 11,000 financial institutions in more than 200 countries and territories. The European Union is also working on an alternative to SWIFT. The project, promoted by Germany, will help Brussels to bypass US sanctions against Iran.

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