Harvard opens outdoor rink

first_img* In the audio slideshow above, Trude Renwick talks about her experience figure skating at Harvard Skate, a new rink located in the plaza adjacent the Science Center. Harvard University today launched Harvard Skate, part of the University’s yearlong 375th anniversary celebration.Scheduled to open on Jan. 17, Harvard Skate is a 40-foot-by-60-foot ice skating rink that will be temporarily located in the plaza adjacent to the Science Center.  It will be open and free to members of the Harvard community and the public.“Harvard Skate reinforces the University’s commitment to campus vibrancy and community building and presents a wonderful opportunity to engage students, faculty, staff, friends, and neighbors,” said Katie Lapp, Harvard’s executive vice president. “The skating rink will serve as a seasonal gathering place and will offer a fun community activity throughout the winter months.”One of many activities being organized to celebrate the University’s anniversary, Harvard Skate is managed under the Common Spaces program.Visitors will be able to skate or simply relax and enjoy some hot chocolate. On-site skate rentals will be available, and patrons are welcome to bring their own skates.  Students from Harvard Student Agencies will oversee skate rentals and hot chocolate sales.The Common Spaces program began in 2009 and was designed to strengthen the Harvard community by creating informal gathering spaces for students, faculty, and staff.  The events management division, a group within Harvard Campus Services, coordinates Common Spaces in conjunction with partners from across the University, including the Office of the Provost, the Harvard College Office of Student Life, and the University Planning Office.See more information about Harvard Skate, including hours of operation.last_img read more

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Magpies keen to hold on to Tiote

first_img Press Association It is understood the Russian club’s bid amounted to fractionally more than the fee Newcastle paid Dutch outfit FC Twente for the midfield enforcer’s services in 2010. Tiote arrived in England as a virtual unknown during Chris Hughton’s reign as manager, but was linked with a series of Barclays Premier League rivals after forming a hugely productive midfield partnership with Yohan Cabaye as Pardew’s side finished fifth in 2011-12. His form has been less consistent during the intervening campaigns, although, at his best, Tiote is a driving force at the heart of the team. The Ivorian, who started all three of his country’s group games at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, missed Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by champions Manchester City in the season opener with a hamstring problem. However, rumours of his impending departure have been rife in recent months and there is little doubt that he has been unsettled by speculation linking him with, at different times, cash-rich Russian clubs and, at home, Arsenal. Pardew has no desire to see one of his key men leave St James’ Park, despite an extensive summer recruitment drive, and is hoping the return of he and new arrival Siem de Jong from injury will strengthen his hand for Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa. While the manager does not have the final say over transfers, there is little prospect of owner Mike Ashley sanctioning a sale for anything less than a substantial profit, as he has done with both Cabaye and compatriot Mathieu Debuchy this year. Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote will not be sold at a knock-down price this summer. center_img Reports from Russia have suggested Lokomotiv Moscow have opened talks with the Magpies in an effort to prise the 28-year-old Ivory Coast international out of manager Alan Pardew’s grasp. However, Press Association Sport understands Lokomotiv tabled an offer for Tiote several weeks ago which was dismissed as “derisory” and have not returned since. last_img read more

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Amaya confirms appointment of William Hill’s Robin Chhabra

first_imgShare Related Articles Amaya has confirmed the appointment of William Hill’s Group Director of Strategy and Corporate Development Robin Chhabra, who is expected to make the move in September 2017.Following a brief garden leave from William Hill, Chhabra will fill the newly created position of Chief Corporate Development Officer at Amaya, reporting to company CEO Rafi Ashkenazi.Ashkenazi commented: “Robin Chhabra’s deep industry experience and vast professional network will help us pursue our ongoing strategic priorities, as well as drive growth through potential strategic and other opportunities.“Robin is one of the most respected executives in the industry, and we are excited to add him to our team where he will complement our existing executive management talent.”“Amaya is already a leader in online gaming and I am eager to contribute to the company’s future growth. I have tremendous respect and a strong relationship with the management team and look forward to working with them,” added Chhabra.Chhabra, who will oversee Amaya’s corporate development function, broke a run of 12 years working for major financial, consultancy and auditing firms to become Director of Corporate Development for Inspired Gaming Group in 2006. He has served in his role at William Hill since May 2010.His arrival represents the latest management addition to Amaya, following the recent hiring of Bo Wänghammar as Managing Director of PokerStars Casino and Zeno Ossko as Managing Director of BetStars. Meanwhile, Guy Templer was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Amaya’s brands. SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020last_img read more

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