The government’s next update to the traffic light travel restrictions is likely to take place on Thursday (16 September).

And the most recent government briefings indicate that the current system restricting travel to the UK is likely to be dismantled soon.

The UK has by far the highest infection rates for any major country in Europe, yet it also imposes the strictest rules on arrivals.

A total of 62 nations and territories are on the UK”s “red list,” representing a total population of well over one billion people.

Appearing on the red list is effectively a travel ban, with arrivals from those countries required to go into 11 nights of hotel quarantine once in the UK – at a cost, for a solo traveller, of £2,285.

So which countries might leave the club – and which nations should join?

Tim White, the Covid data analyst who tweets as @TWMCLtd, has trawled through the genomic sequencing records held by Gisaid, the worldwide database, with a focus on variants of concern.

He will be on hand to answer all your latest travel questions around the upcoming announcement and what might happen to the traffic light system in coming weeks during a live ‘ask me anything’ event being held on this page today (14 September).

Join Tim at 4pm today, 14 September, when he’ll be on hand to answer your travel questions about all the latest rules and restrictions live.

Register to submit your question in the Comments below. If you’re not already a member, click “sign up” in the Comments box to leave your question.

Don’t worry if you can’t see your question – they will be hidden until Tim joins the conversation to answer them.

Then join us live on this page from 4-5pm as he tackles as many as he can within an hour.

The Rome Free Academy boys soccer team opened its season Friday with a 2-1 double overtime win at Clinton in non-league action. Lucas Yanik had the winner for the Black Knights

RFA led 1-0 at the half on a goal by Collin Gannon. Gavin Civitelli assisted on the score.

Clinton tied the game at 1-1 in the second half on a goal by Andres Quintana.

Early in the second overtime, Gannon broke free down the left side and played a ball across the goal. Yanik made a weak side run and finished the cross for the game winner.

Aidan Goodwin made two saves in net for RFA to earn the win.

Owen Saunders stopped six shots for Clinton.

RFA’s next game is its home opener at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday against Whitesboro in the Tri-Valley League.

Clinton hosts Camden at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in a non-league contest.

VVS blanks Oxford

The VVS boys soccer team beat host Oxford 3-0 Friday in their own tournament to advance to the championship game.

The Red Devils got goals from Jacob Garcia, Ryan Mumford and Lincoln Pelc. Cole Maguire added an assist.

The championship game is today, though the time and opponent were not available at press time.

Oneida falls in tourney play

The Oneida boys soccer team lost 7-0 to the hosts in the Chittenango Varsity Boys Soccer Kickoff Tournament Thursday.

Oneida goalkeeper Kaiden Cannistra made 14 saves in net.

Oneida travels to New Hartford at 6 p.m. Tuesday to open its TVL schedule.

Clinton advance to title game

Clinton advanced to Huntington Classic championship game in Baldwinsville with a 4-3 win over New Hartford Friday.

Clinton’s four goals all came from freshmen. Lauren Rey led the way for the Warriors with two goals and two assists. Also scoring for Clinton were Gracen Grimm and Gabriella Gemelli.

Sydney Labayewski stopped 11 in goal for Clinton for the win.

Clinton were scheduled to take on the host Baldwinsville in the championship game at 11 this morning.

VVS girls get rivalry win

The VVS girls soccer team scored a 4-1 victory over Tri-Valley League rival Oneida on Thursday in the Chittenango Kickoff Tournament.

Julia Carter scored two goals and both Laiken Kiser and Brianna Burnett each added a goal for the Red Devils.

Sierra Kinne picked up an assist.

In goal, Grace Maranville made six saves for 2-0 VVS.

No stats were provided for Oneida.

VVS is back in action on Tuesday when they host Proctor High of Utica at 6:30. The Indians are back on the field also on Tuesday when they host TVL opponent New Hartford at 4:15.

Bees shut out Warriors

The Baldwinsville girls soccer team shut out Whitesboro 1-0 Friday in non-league action.

Emma Warren scored the game’s lone goal on an assist from Allison Starr.

Nora Vick made six saves in goal for Whitesboro.

The Warriors travel to Central Valley Academy for a TVL game at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Camden wins second match

In a TVL tennis match, visiting Camden

Navy Cove oyster farm in Fort Morgan is one of the pioneers of aquaculture along the Gulf of Mexico. Chuck Wilson founded the farm in 2011, when the idea of growing single oysters in off-bottom cages or baskets was still a new concept in the area. As mouths around the South – and the country – started tipping up half-shells of Alabama-farmed oysters and slurping them down, the product’s popularity increased, and the number of devoted fans grew alongside the state’s oyster-farming industry.

In March 2020, Navy Cove was getting ready to harvest a bumper crop of bivalves and deliver them to restaurants that would serve them to hungry beach crowds, and they expected to do the same all summer long. The pandemic put the brakes on it all.

“We had a lot of oysters on the farm that were about to be market size in March and early April, right when things started shutting down,” Wilson said. Business dropped precipitously and quickly. “We expected to sell 15,000 to 20,000 oysters per week from spring through August. We sold a third of that.”


Late last week the city workforce development office announced that after a two-year break mostly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Job Center will once again bring a “One-Stop Pop Up” fair to Park Central Square in downtown Springfield.

They’ll offer free resume assistance, help with job searches, a skills assessment and information on workshops and trainings, according to a news release.

The outdoor event is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. It’s meant to deploy “the resources of the Missouri Job Center into the heart of communities in the Ozark Region and (provide) information to those who may not be able to travel to a Job Center location.”

In a statement, Sally Payne, the city’s interim director of workforce development, said, “There are a number of barriers to employment like transportation and child care that can prevent job-seekers from visiting Job Centers to look for employment, so these Pop-Up Job Centers help to address that problem.”

Payne added that similar pop-up events are to take place in each of the seven counties served by the local section of the Missouri Job Center, along with the downtown Springfield fair.

Payne told the News-Leader by email on Monday that there were several reasons for bringing back pop-up job fairs of this kind. They were started in 2017 as a trial run but paused after 2019. 

“They have been highly effective reaching those job-seekers that have never visited a job center in the past, so it reaches new people and gives us the opportunity to meet people in other locations due to transportation barriers getting to one of our locations,” Payne said.

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“After (earlier pop-ups) were successful,” Payne added, “we realized we wanted to continue. Other states and regions in our state have modeled after us due to the success. They have been very successful particularly with youth in Greene County, I believe due to the location. More Job Centers are using this model because it’s a very economical way of providing our services. Brick and mortar is expensive to put in every county.”

This week’s One-Stop Pop Up is to be stationed on the square in front of the Park Central Branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library. In case of rain, they’ll move inside the library.  

More pop-up job fairs coming to nearby Missouri counties

Job center officials on Monday released a list of regional pop-up career events:

  • Christian County’s pop-ups at Christian County Library branches took place May 25-26.
  • Webster County Square, July 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Polk County, TBD in August
  • Stone County, Galena Library, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dallas County, Heart to Heart Food Pantry, Oct. 6, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Taney County, Elevate Branson, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • O’Reilly Hope Center, TBD in December
  • Missouri Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Office, Campbell Avenue location only, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., first

The Portland Press Herald is hosting a job fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and is seeking candidates for a variety of positions in production and circulation.

Applicants will receive on-the-spot interviews, and the event will feature giveaways, raffle prizes and an ice cream truck, which will be on site from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Available positions include distribution assistant, field service representative, press operator and newspaper carrier.

Distribution assistant jobs pay a starting wage of $14.24 an hour and require material handling and feeding inserts in a machine sorter. You must be 18 or older to apply.

Field service rep jobs pay a starting wage of $16.48 an hour plus a $100 weekly travel stipend. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

Press operator jobs pay a starting wage of $25.79 an hour and require prior experience with an offset printing press.

Newspaper carriers operate on a contract basis with a variety of routes available throughout southern Maine.

The job fair will be outside the Press Herald offices at 295 Gannett Drive in South Portland. Follow the signs and balloons to the employee parking lot. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

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Do you know any students who entered high school 1st or 2nd grade from 2021 to 2022 and are interested in medicine? The Valencia High School Medical Academy wants to welcome students who want to learn more about their careers in health sciences to the open house on Thursday, June 10th, from 6pm to 7pm.

Students and their families have the opportunity to visit MSA facilities, meet teachers, and learn more about participating in the program. MSA is accepting applications for new and second year students from 2021 to 2022.

The Medical Science Academy was founded in 2015 on the campus of Valencia High School as an “in-school school”. The program includes career skills education classes such as physical systems, disabilities and patient care, as well as general education classes by teachers who teach through the lens of medicine. MSA teachers act as a team, providing support, college and career preparation, travel and networking opportunities, and a family-like environment for this small learning community.

During the third year, MSA students have the opportunity to choose one of three pathways: emergency medicine, sports medicine, and the latest mental and behavioral health pathways. With each of these passes, students will focus on their studies and gain work-based learning experience, similar to college majors. Many students get internships at local businesses and build relationships with potential employers before graduating from high school.

Recently recognized as a “Linked Learning Silver Certified” organization, MSA is dedicated to providing students with the best learning experience. For more information, please visit Valencia High, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Room 707 (inside a large gym) on June 10th.

To reserve a spot, please check your attendance at https://forms.gle/CGcoGz32Ece427z78.

For more information, please contact: JoeMonteleone, jmonteleone @ hartdistrict.org, Director of Sports Medicine Pathways. Jon Gedalia, jgedalia @ hartistrict.org, Director of Emergency Medical Routes. Mara Desso, tdesso @ hartdistrict.org, Director of Mental Health and Behavioral Health Pathway. You can access the MSA website (vhsmsa.org).

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With vaccination rates moving up and travelers regaining confidence to fly, air travel is on the rebound. If you’ve ever dreamed of working with an airline or at the airport, this might be the perfect time to put in an application.

Airlines and businesses at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport have hundreds of job openings right now as they hire to keep up with the increasing passenger traffic. Many of the jobs include health care, 401(k) options and travel perks. 

Here are airline and airport employers looking to hire in Phoenix.

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American Airlines

American Airlines is hiring hundreds of reservation agents nationwide, including at the airline’s Tempe offices. 

“Customers are eagerly planning their future travels and look to our team to guide them through their trips. Our agents are critical in our ability to care for our customers, and we look forward to expanding our local teams to strengthen that care,” Julie Rath, vice president of customer experience and reservations, told the Arizona Republic. 

Per the listing on American’s career website, the positions start at $14.74 an hour and include eligibility for travel privileges and discounts as well as traditional benefits such as a 401(k) account, health benefits and two weeks’ vacation. 

Where to apply: https://jobs.aa.com/job.

HMS Host

HMS Host manages some of the restaurants at Sky Harbor Airport. The company is hiring for more than 100 full- and part-time positions including line cooks, Starbucks baristas, hosts/hostesses, cashiers, snack bar attendants and utility/dishwashers.

There are full-time and part-time positions, and benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) accounts, free bus/parking pass, meal allowance and paid time off. 

HMS Host is holding a job fair from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 25, at its office at 1250 E. Hadley St., Phoenix. The dress code is casual; applicants should bring two forms of identification. RSVP by emailing [email protected] or  [email protected].

How to apply: https://hmshost.peoplematter.jobs.

Transportation Security Administration

The agency has full- and part-time openings. Starting pay is $17.10 hourly for part-time workers and $35,685 for full-time salaried positions. Benefits include health insurance, Thrift Savings Plan retirement fund, vacation and sick leave and paid college tuition.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years or older, and have a high school diploma or GED. Criminal background checks and drug tests are required. 

How to apply: Go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601219200 for full-time jobs or https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601220200 for part-time jobs.

Other jobs at Sky Harbor Airport

To search openings at other companies doing business at the Phoenix airport, check out the listings at https://www.skyharbor.com/jobs/tenants.

You can connect with Arizona Republic Consumer Travel Reporter Melissa Yeager through email at [email protected]. You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram

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The airport, like most across the nation, saw a massive decrease in air travel during the height of the pandemic.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A massive increase in air travel with cities and states easing COVID-19 restrictions means hundreds of jobs need to be filled in and around Jacksonville International Airport.

So with the resumption of increased flight activity, at least 20 companies will be looking for more employees during a job fair set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport at 2101 Dixie Clipper Drive.

Major airlines, rental car companies, hotels, aviation, cleaning and maintenance companies and private parking businesses will be on hand, along with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.

“As air travel continues to increase, companies are staffing up to meet the demands of passengers,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Mark VanLoh said. “This job fair offers those looking for an exciting airport career the opportunity to interview with businesses operating at JAX.”

The airport, like most across the nation, saw a massive decrease in air travel during the height of the pandemic due to all the restrictions and shutdowns being enacted. Thanksgiving and Christmas saw upticks in travel, allowing Jacksonville to open some shuttered satellite parking and a few retail operations in its terminals.

April 2021 saw an 87.4 percent increase in scheduled flights over April 2020. That’s 56,054 available seats on 448 flights last month versus 30,442 on 239 flights the prior April, airport officials said.

The increase in flights comes as the airport reopened satellite parking lots that had been shut down due to COVID-19. Some airlines also have announced new nonstop routes to and from Jacksonville.

JetBlue started flying nonstop to Los Angeles International Airport in March, plus service to LaGuardia set to start in October. Silver Airways recently started flying to Greenville-Spartanburg and will fly nonstop to New Orleans in June.

Dan Scanlan: (904) 359-4549


The Jackson Lady Devils will host Windsor Forest from Savannah for the first round of the state soccer playoffs on Tuesday, Apr. 20. The Lady Devils finished in 1st place in region 2-AAA, and the Lady Knights finished in 4th place in region 3-AAA.

If Jackson wins, they will host the second round playoff game on Apr. 26, taking on the winner of the first round game between Long County and Richmond Academy.

The Red Devils, meanwhile, travel to Savannah on Wednesday, Apr. 21 to take on Windsor Forest in their first round state playoff game. Jackson finished in 3rd place in 2-AAA, and the Knights finished in 2nd place in 3-AAA. The winner will take on the winner of the Thomson versus Pierce County match on Tuesday, Apr. 27 at a location to be determined.

Jackson kept its unbeaten streak alive with a 13-0 shutout of visiting non-region opponent Baldwin High School from Monticello on Apr. 13.

“My ladies played very well and executed pretty much every opportunity,” said coach Clyde Newman. “Everyone who dressed with varsity played and had fun.”

Jackson took a 12-0 mark (6-0 in the region) into their final regular season game against non-region foe Ola High School on senior night at home on Apr. 15. The only blemish on their season came against the Lady Mustangs, who came out on top in a hard fought match,

“The ladies played very well against a very talented Ola team with several club players,” Newman said. “We created more chances than Ola, but to their credit, they capitalized on theirs with two phenomenal shots. It was a great match for us to play, despite the result, heading into the playoffs. Our girls absolutely never game up and fought the entire eighty minutes. I am very proud of their efforts, their play, and their character!”

Jackson got off to a good start in their first game back from spring break, said coach Michael Smith.

“We played well and as a team,” he said. “It was good to get a good result and get some momentum back after spring break.”

Jackson didn’t fare as well against Ola, but Smith said it gave them a chance to prepare for the road ahead.

“Ola was a good team and a great challenge for us to be ready for the playoffs,” Smith said.

The Red Devils finished the regular season with an 8-7 overall record, 5-2 in 2-AAA.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy track and field team hosts American and Loyola this weekend in the Patriot League Indoor Challenge. The three teams open competition at Wesley A. Brown Field House with the field events at 9:00 a.m. with the running events slated for 1:00 p.m. Fans are not permitted at the meet.
 
Live results from M&D Timing will be available throughout the meet.
 
Meet Participants
Navy, American, Loyola
 
Patriot League Challenge
Due to the challenges brought about because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Patriot League will not be having its traditional Indoor Championship. Instead, the League opted for four pods to limit travel and numbers for indoor venues. Aside from Navy hosting American and Loyola; Army will host Bucknell; Boston will host Holy Cross; and Colgate will host Lafayette and Lehigh.
 
Meet Schedule




















Time Field Event Time Running Event
9:00 a.m. Long Jump (W) 1:00 p.m. 60m Hurdles (Pentathlon – W)
9:00 a.m. Weight Throw (M) 1:15 p.m. 60m (M)
10:00 a.m. High Jump (W) 1:20 p.m. 60m (W)
10:00 a.m. Pole Vault (M) 1:30 p.m. 60m Hurdles (W)
10:10 a.m. Long Jump (M) 1:35 p.m. 60m Hurdles (M)
10:15 a.m. Weight Throw (W) 1:45 p.m. 1-Mile (W)
11:20 a.m. Triple Jump (W) 1:55 p.m. 1-Mile (M)
11:30 a.m. High Jump (M) 2:05 p.m. 400m (W)
11:30 a.m. Pole Vault (W) 2:15 p.m. 400m (M)
11:30 a.m. Shot Put (M) 2:30 p.m. 800m (W)
12:30 p.m. Triple Jump (M) 2:40 p.m. 800m (M)
12:45 p.m. Shot Put (W) 2:50 p.m. 200m (W)
2:00 p.m. High Jump (Pentathlon – W) 3:00 p.m. 200m (M)
3:10 p.m. Shot Put (Pentathlon – W) 3:50 p.m. 4x400m (W)
4:00 p.m. Long Jump (Pentathlon – W) 3:55 p.m. 4x400m (M)
4:05 p.m. 4x800m (W)
4:20 p.m. 4x800m (M)
4:55 p.m. 800m (Pentathlon – W)

 
 
Track and Field Claims Trio of Weekly Awards (Feb. 16, 2021)
The Navy track and Field team had three student-athletes claim weekly accolades for their performance in the Army-Navy Indoor Star Meet, which is part of the overall star series presented by USAA. Clayton Thompson (Corpus Christi, Texas) repeated as Patriot League Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, while Molly Mangan (Pittsburgh, Pa.) claimed the PL Women’s Track Athlete of the Week. Freshman Walker Rudisaile (Marion, Texas) took home PL Men’s Rookie of the Week honors. The Navy men defeated Army, 101-80, on the road for the first win in West Point since 2015, while the Navy women earned a 98-83 victory over Army, marking the first indoor