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Utah’s basketball roster continues to shift with another departure, return and addition

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for the Utah basketball program as the program continues to evolve under head coach Craig Smith’s direction. As expected, the roster continues to change as names are coming, going, and coming back.

First, the departure, and it’s a painful one. Promising freshman Ian Martinez has decided to enter the transfer portal. The youngster was one of the brightest spots for the Utes at the end of the season. He is dynamic, athletic, and has a major upside. Unfortunately, his dad was on the previous coaching staff, and it appears the decision has been

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Business travel will never return to pre-pandemic levels, Booking.com CEO says

In an interview with Axios on Monday, Booking.com CEO Glenn Fogel said he believes “the share of business travel will be forever lower than pre-pandemic.”

Why it matters: Business travel has an outsized impact on parts of the travel and leisure industry, which is in the midst of adapting to post-pandemic demand.

  • For example, only about 12% of air travel comes from business passengers, but they represent 75% of an airline’s profits, according to travel software provider Trondent.

What’s happening: Booking.com introduced a new $50 credit for future travel as an incentive to help drive demand for leisure trips —

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Agency announces next phase of cruising return

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finally issued Friday the next phase of its Framework for Conditional Sailing Order, the guidance that will lead to getting cruise ships sailing again in U.S. waters. 

The initial conditional sailing order came out in late October, and cruise operators have been waiting for further guidance since. 

Recent calls by the cruise industry and other segments of the travel industry have urged the CDC not to wait any longer to hasten cruising’s U.S. return. Cruise ships have been unable to sail in U.S. waters for more than a year due to

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Passport to Travel’s Return? | Business Travel News

With vaccination programs humming along, at least in the United States, and social distancing measures being relaxed, the long-awaited return of corporate travel finally appears to be on the horizon. But there won’t be a simple reversion to business as usual. Among the most significant new elements of post-pandemic travel—particularly in the first phases of the recovery, with entry controls still in place—will be the need to prove vaccinations and/or negative test results to access a particular jurisdiction or venue. To meet that need, a number of stakeholders in recent months have rolled out “digital health passports” designed to certify

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LA teachers warned to not share vacation pics as union seeks safe return to classrooms: report

UTLA teachers have been warned not to post vacation pictures on social media as the union continues to seek a safe return to in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report Monday. 

The teachers were urged to keep spring break pictures off social media because it could hurt the union’s argument that it’s currently unsafe to return to the classroom, according to a screenshot that appeared to be from a roughly 5,700 member Facebook group titled, “UTLA FB GROUP- Members Only.”

“Friendly reminder: If you are planning any trips for Spring Break, please keep that off of Social

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Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi teasing her return to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

Snooki hints at a possible return to Jersey Shore Family Vacation Pic credit: MTV

Several Jersey Shore Family Vacation fans were disappointed when Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi announced she would no longer be filming with her roommates following the drama at Angelina Pivarnick’s wedding.

Snooki announced the news during her podcast It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey and said she was planning to focus her time on her family.

Many fans begged her to come back and said the show wouldn’t be the same without her.

Based on some recent hints from Snooki, it looks like

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