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Covid travel test firms on UK government list refusing to give refunds | Healthcare industry

Companies included on the government’s approved Covid-19 travel test provider list appear to be flouting consumer law by refusing to refund customers for unfulfilled orders, according to dozens of travellers who have contacted the Guardian.

Boots is among the firms whose terms and conditions state that orders for tests are non-refundable even if they fail to materialise despite the Consumer Rights Act allowing customers to claim money back if an order or service is not as described or fit for purpose.

Another test provider has threatened legal action against customers who complain about missing tests.

Sajid Javid, the health secretary,

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Spain and France ban unvaccinated US tourists (pandemic travel news)

(CNN) — Fall is almost here, we’re approaching our seventh season of living with a pandemic, and yes, it still sucks.

Never mind, though, as CNN Travel is here as always to sharpen your pencils, straighten your rucksack and get you schooled in our weekly roundup of the latest developments in pandemic travel news.

1. France has banned unvaccinated American travelers

If American tourists want the chance to play beach volleyball in Saint-Malo, France, they’ll need to have their jabs.

Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP/Getty Images

However, the caution is reciprocated. France was added to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Indiana’s small, Black farmers struggle to keep their farms running

Brock Turner:

Smaller operators, regardless of race, are struggling, as margins throughout agriculture shrink. The get-big-or-get-out mantra is what many live by.

However, white farmers don’t experience the racism many Black and other farmers of color say is routine. Whether accessing credit, participating in government programs, or dealing with subtle racism in town when working with local vendors, many farmers of color say the problems are systemic.

Even the recent COVID relief plan contained a program that was supposed to help socially disadvantaged and minority farms. But, to date, primarily due to a federal court ruling in Wisconsin, farmers across

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‘Encanto’: All the details of Disney’s new film revealed

Set in Colombia, “Encanto” focuses on family.

Disney’s latest animated feature film, “Encanto,” will have people all over the world asking, “How well do we know our own families?”

Set in Encanto, nestled in the mountains of Colombia, the movie centers on the Madrigal family, each of whom gets a magical power when they’re very young. Everyone, that is, except for Mirabel.

In the film, Mirabel must figure out how she fits into her own family — a question so many people

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Indigo pays 267 farmers for carbon farming program

Indigo Ag disburses its initial payments to the inaugural cohort of Carbon by Indigo participants.

The 267 paid growers are the first to implement on-farm practice changes and provide the data required to ensure the rigorous measurement and validation of resulting emissions reduction and removals according to registry protocols. In doing so, they have helped pave a path for the scaled production of carbon credits as a new income stream for farmers, demonstrating the emerging market’s potential as a real and meaningful instrument for mitigating the drivers of climate change.

Carbon by Indigo provides outcomes-based, direct payments to growers at

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Vaccine mandate for U.S. flight passengers? Fauci supports the idea

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, thinks passengers should also be subject to a vaccine mandate in order to fly.
  • Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian called it a “logistical dilemma” trying to figure out who among the millions of passengers the airline carries every week has been vaccinated.
  • “U.S. Travel has long maintained that there should be no mandatory vaccination requirement for domestic travel,” Tori Emerson Barnes, the U.S. Travel Association’s executive president said.

President Joe Biden recently announced sweeping federal vaccine mandates in a bid to get COVID-19 cases under control, a move that will

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Basilica Block Party returns with strong vaccine rules but a much-needed party

Arriving two months later than usual — with extra COVID precautions and one of its headlining acts missing — the Basilica Block Party at least still felt like a much-needed party on opening night Friday.

In its 25th year — not counting last year’s canceled installment — the two-day festival outside the Basilica of St. Mary in downtown Minneapolis was bumped from its usual July slot to September, when the concert industry thought everyone would feel safer from COVID-19. So much for that plan.

Led by sibling pop trio AJR and hometown rockers Motion City Soundtrack, Friday’s lineup was the

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Sure, you can travel internationally right now — But here are 7 reasons you might not want to

Sure, you can travel internationally right now — But here are 7 reasons you might not want to

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