So falls to Giri, Carlsen; Finishes Fourth in latest Champions Tour Event

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American Grandmaster Wesley So finished fourth place in the Magnus Carlsen Invitational, the fourth tournament of the 10-event online $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour organized by the World Champion.  

Carlsen’s Invitational was won by Dutch GM Anish Giri, who delivered an impressive performance from start-to-finish of the nine-day event, including knocking out the US Champion in two sets in the bracket semifinals, then topping Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi by sweeping a blitz playoff in the tournament finals over the weekend.  

After being bounced from the main bracket by Giri, So lost again in two sets in a rather uninspired third-place

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Willie Mack shares Round 1 lead at APGA Tour event at World Golf Village

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Willie Mack, fresh off of two starts on the PGA TOUR, and ranked collegiate golfer Mahindra Lutchman from Florida A&M University, shot 4 under-par 68s to take a share of the first round lead in the APGA Tour at World Golf Village tournament Monday at the renowned King & Bear layout.

Mack is the Flint, Michigan, native who played in both the Farmers Insurance Open and The Genesis Invitational as a sponsor exemption in recent weeks after a decade as a top player on the APGA Tour and other pro golf series. Lutchman is a senior

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‘We went into panic mode’

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Clair Peterson’s annual trip to the Arnold Palmer Invitational is not happening this year. The coronavirus pandemic means the longtime John Deere Classic tournament director won’t be on the driving range this week at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge among the players, caddies, coaches, trainers, sports psychologists, media and other tournament representatives.

COVID-19 restrictions make it all but impossible for that many people to be on site. The pandemic also has caused issues for Peterson and his colleagues on the PGA Tour who are attempting to run local, nonprofit entities with zero to very little revenue. Peterson, who was … Read more

How Hotels Are Adapting and Innovating During COVID-19

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The new Hotel June, located in the beachside Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, was set to open last spring. With 250 guestrooms, two restaurants, a pool, and tons of outdoor communal space, it was poised to be a hip, lively, and relatively affordable option for guests visiting LA’s west side. It was also the introduction of a completely new brand from Proper Hospitality, already known for its namesake upscale properties in cities like San Francisco and Austin. Of course, none of this happened as planned.

Like restaurants, the hotel industry has been hard hit by COVID-19. Large hotel chains

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Quarantine Hotel Injunction Request Dismissed by Ontario Court

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The Superior Court of Ontario has dismissed the Canadian Constitution Foundation’s request for an interim injunction against the Trudeau government’s quarantine hotel program.

In a ruling issued today (March 22), Mr. Justice Frederick Myers said the evidence used by the federal government to create the program “is deeply rooted in science and comprehensive public policy development.”

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“The balance of convenience, including the public interest in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and, especially, its variants, overwhelmingly supports the refusal of injunctive relief at this time,” he said in his written decision.

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) was seeking an interim

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Survey: 58% of Americans expect to travel this year

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With 2020 in the rearview mirror, many Americans remain hopeful about traveling and taking a much-needed vacation in 2021, but will travel bounce back this year?

IPX 1031 surveyed 2,020 Americans to learn more about their travel plans for 2021 including itineraries, budgets and what accommodations will look like this year.

According to respondents, nearly half (48%) say they are feeling optimistic about traveling and vacationing in 2021, while a quarter say they are “somewhat” optimistic. In terms of traveling without any restrictions, 45% say they believe travel will eventually return to a pre-pandemic level of normalcy.

As Americans begin

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