Winthrop roster update: Falden, Whiteside, 2021 recruits

After weeks of suspense in the wake of Pat Kelsey’s departure as head coach at Winthrop, the Eagles’ roster appears to be almost set.

Here’s what you need to know.

Charles Falden leaves, Josh Corbin stays at Winthrop

Charles Falden has announced that he is not returning to the Rock Hill school.

The senior, who entered the transfer portal the day after Kelsey left to coach at College of Charleston, said Friday afternoon in a Twitter post that he will spend his final year of eligibility at James Madison.

Falden was a vital part of Winthrop’s historic

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Travel leaders urge Hawaii governor to update travel restrictions ASAP

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Travel leaders are calling for Gov. David Ige to take action by lifting inter-island travel quarantines and moving forward with a vaccine exemption program.

Hawaii’s economy continues to lag.

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According to travel industry leaders, loosening inter-island restrictions and implementing a vaccine passport would give Hawaii a much-needed boost.

Hawaii’s visitor industry is ready for take off, but the governor is pumping the breaks.

Gov. Ige said, he is not ready to lift the inter-island

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Update On Vaccine, Housing, Business, Recreation

Los Alamos County Council

I’d like to start this note with a shout out to all of the community members helping to move us forward through the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting vaccination efforts and by continuing to do the things that are important and easy for us to do every day – wearing our masks, distancing when in public, and minimizing trips and travel.

I am happy to report that as of March 30, more than 55 percent of folks eligible for the vaccine have received at least one dose and almost 80 percent of

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Las Vegas reopening update: Hotels, casinos, entertainment

That rumble you hear along the Strip might be the sound of returning tourists on the march.

Or maybe it’s the spring awakening of the entire Las Vegas economy, a vast and intricate contraption that includes not just hotels, casinos and restaurants but also stilt walkers, fire dancers, corpse exhibitors, street musicians, Carrot Top, freelance showgirls and restaurant servers who double as tax preparers.

They all seem to be busier now, thanks to a surge of visitors fed by easing state pandemic restrictions, falling COVID-19 infection rates, spring break, the NCAA basketball tournament and a handful

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COVID NY Update: Mandatory domestic travel quarantine ends Thursday, but is it safe to fly?

NEW YORK (WABC) — The number of air travelers has been increasing by the week, and now, there’s some good news for those coming into the Tri-state area — at least for those who were actually following the rules.

New York’s once-mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone traveling into the region from other states was lifted Thursday, but many are wondering if air travel is safe?

While no longer required, the state Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution.

But for many newly-vaccinated New Yorkers, travel is at the top of the list.

“I’m ready

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Online Travel Update: Google once again embraces organic search and eliminates hotel listing fees; Kayak plans to open hotel in Miami Beach; Certares is on the road to become travel powerhouse | Foster Garvey PC

This week’s Update features several stories on the big online travel newsmakers of last week – Google and Kayak. Enjoy.

Google Once Again Embraces Organic Search and Eliminates Hotel Listing Fees
(“Tripadvisor’s New Subscription Service Edges the Company Toward Online Travel Agency Status,” March 7, 2021 via Skift Travel News) (subscription may be required)
(“Google eliminates fees for hotel booking links”, March 8, 2021 via Phocus Wire)
(“Google Drops Costs for Hotels and Resellers to List Rates in Price-Comparison Search”, March 8, 2021 via Skift Travel News) (subscription may be reqired)
(“VIDEO: What

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