Evening with Champions

first_img An Evening with Champions Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Get a leg up All at once Emily Hughes ’11 dips low and aims high. Ice blue An expansive shot of the Bright Hockey Center displays the color, whirlwind, and fun of the night’s event. There is a light Linda Yao ’10, wearing her winter coat, operates the spotlight for skaters. Hey, it’s an ice rink after all! Sisters in arms Dazzling bodices and frilly dresses are just a few pleasures of skating. Here, members of Team Excel Junior, which features skaters from 18 New England regions, manage to be both identically dressed and distinctive. Shadow dancing Paul Wylie ’91 and 1976 Olympic medalist Dorothy Hamill move under the spotlight during the 40th anniversary of the Jimmy Fund benefit “An Evening with Champions,” sponsored by Harvard. With her spotlight purring like an old projector, Linda Yao ’10 used a steady hand to follow the cast of famed figure skaters as they shaved graceful ribbons into the ice during “An Evening with Champions.” “La Vie en Rose,” sung by Louis Armstrong, played over the loudspeakers, and a kaleidoscope of light bathed the ice.Over 40 years, the skating event has raised $2.4 million for the Jimmy Fund of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Brett Michael Giblin ’11, who co-chaired the event, said, “I truly believe that the reason this weekend was such a rousing success, from the incredible skating to the nearly perfect execution, was due to the fact that our volunteers were able to keep the objective that they were working toward — helping children with cancer — in the forefront of their minds.”The event struck a personal chord with 2006 Olympics skater Emily Hughes ’11, who first visited Harvard to participate in the event in 2006 to pay tribute to her mother, a cancer survivor. Hughes said, “I’m happy and excited that I can do this every year, and that it can go to a worthy cause. Cancer research has a more personal feel for me.” A shoulder to drape on Kimberly Navarro rides the back of partner Brent Bommentre. last_img read more

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Polls Disagree On Who Leads In The Reed, Mitrano Congressional Race

first_imgStock ImageWASHINGTON — Polls regarding the Tom Reed – Tracy Mitrano race for Congress seem to show two very divergent results.A recent poll showed Mitrano trailing Reed by seven percent as of last month, with a 47-40 lead for Reed, the incumbent.However, a second poll, released by the Reed campaign, paints a very different picture.The second poll, has Reed up by almost 19 points. The poll tallies show Reed at 54.6 percent, Mitrano at 35.9 percent and Libertarian candidate Andrew Kolstee at 2.2 percent. The poll shows the following vote totals as Reed, the Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party, receiving 1,125 votes; Mitrano, the Democrat and Working Families Party, with 738 votes, Kolstee, the Libertarian candidate, with 45 votes and 151 respondents listed as undecided.In 2016, Reed defeated Mitrano with 130,323 votes (54.2 percent) to Mitrano’s 109,932 votes (45.8 percent). Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The year-round airline Rijeka – Munich is introduced

first_imgThe 47th session of the Tourist Council was held at the Ministry of Tourism yesterday. The decision of the Tourist Board provided additional funds for the implementation of strategic marketing campaigns in emitting markets in 2019 for advertising in cooperation with Croatia Airlines and the Kvarner Tourist Board, which provides funds for this cooperation in the same amount as the CNTB. These are funds that will help establish the year-round Rijeka-Munich airline. Until now, Rijeka has been connected to Munich via Croatia Airlines on Thursdays and Sundays from October 28.10.2018, 30.3.2019. to XNUMX, and in accordance with the new financial resources, the foundations have been laid for the mentioned airline to become year-round. Also, the arrival of Air Serbia at Rijeka Airport has been confirmed, so a direct line will be introduced from June. Rijeka – Belgrade Rijeka Airport marked 2018 as the year in which it broke all historical records, achieving a total traffic of 183.606 passengers (an increase of 30%), which is the largest percentage increase in traffic of all airports in Croatia. In January this year, Rijeka Airport has already confirmed four new airlines for the 2019 summer season, Lufthansa, Volote and TUI, which will fly to 3 new destinations (London Gatwick, Manchester and Marseille).last_img read more

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Another coercion, oppression complaint filed vs Treñas, et al.

first_imgShe also included in her complaintCity Administrator Melchor Tan, Assistant City Administrator and ExecutiveAssistant Noel Panaguiton, Assistant Department Head II Josephine Agudo, andHuman Resource Management Officer Leo Elevencione. Treñas and the other respondents couldnot be reached for comment as of this writing. The complainant was Special OperationsOfficer III Rosita Camacho of the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs and whomTreñas described during the midterm election campaign as a mayordoma of his rival and estranged brother-in-law, then mayorJose Espinosa III. Camacho claimed she was forced to takea leave of absence. Mayor Jerry Trenas * July 11 to July 31 (with leavecredits) She reluctantly complied, she said, onthe following dates: ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas hasbeen slapped with another complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedgrave coercion, violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, gravemisconduct, oppression, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of theservice. Camacho was the third employee at cityhall to file administrative and criminal charges against Treñas and severalother city government officials. The two others were Book Binder II Joe MariEsteral under the civil registry office and Dr. Bernard Caspe, chief of theCity Health Office. In the weeks leading to the May 13midterm elections, according to Camacho, Treñas kept bringing up her name inderogatory and embarrassing terms.center_img * Aug. 5 to Aug. 16 (with leavecredits) “The experience left me in constantanxiety, deep depression, shame, sleepless nights,” Camacho lamented. Camacho claimed that her applicationfor leave from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 was prepared, signed and approved byAgudo, Elevencione and Treñas. On Aug. 23, according to Camacho,Panaguiton told her, “Ros, Mayor Jerry is firm in his decision, everything isready if you don’t comply, NBI (National Bureau of Investigation), CIDG(Criminal Investigation and Detection Group), lawyers, and even funds for thecases against you.” * Sept.  1 to Dec. 31, 2019 (122days without pay) * Aug. 19 to Aug. 30 (leave creditsused up already, thus no pay) On July 3, 2019, according to Camacho,she was summoned by Tan and was told to take a six-month leave or charges wouldbe filed against her. However, in recent interviewsregarding the Ombudsman complaints of Esteral and Caspe, Treñas said the CityLegal Office would be taking care of the complaints./PNlast_img read more

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U.S. keep World Cup hopes alive, Mexico take control

first_img(REUTERS) – The United States remain in contention for a spot at next year’s World Cup after Bruce Arena’s side battled to a scrappy 1-1 away draw against Panama in CONCACAF qualifying on Tuesday.A loss would have left the U.S. anchored equal bottom in the six-team group known as the Hexagonal, but the draw sends them home relieved and still in contention for one of the three automatic spots to Russia 2018.Mexico extended their lead to three points atop the group with a 1-0 away win over Trinidad and Tobago, a second-half goal by Diego Reyes in Port of Spain lifting El Tri to 10 points from four games.Costa Rica are second on seven points after a 1-1 away draw at Honduras, followed by Panama on five points, the U.S. and the Hondurans on four, while Trinidad have three points.In Panama City, teenager Christian Pulisic set up striker Clint Dempsey for his 56th international goal as the U.S. took the lead in the 39th minute.But Panama were on equal terms four minutes later when the American defence failed to deal with a long throw-in, the ball bobbling to Gabriel Gomez, who fired home from close range.After the match, U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard considered the result as one point gained rather than two points lost.“We didn’t tie the game, we won a dogfight,” he said in a pitch-side interview. “It’s tough away from home in qualifying. We had to get a point.”As for the physical nature of the contest, Howard did not mince his words.“If you watch the game you would shake your head. It’s what we’ve come to expect away from home with all the elements. We’re always swimming upstream away from home.“They’re a physical team. This is probably the most athletic team in CONCACAF so it’s hard to match them but I thought we did a good job.”Arena, who took over after the Americans lost the first two games of their qualifying campaign under Jurgen Klinsmann, was happy with the result, if not the officiating.“The referee didn’t blow his whistle too much,” he said wryly, while conceding Mexico were now likely to win the group.Mexico rode their luck against Trinidad and Tobago, who felt aggrieved after a slick first half effort by Joevin Jones was disallowed for offside, though replays appeared to show he had timed his run to perfection.The visitors had the better of the second half, with Hector Herrera hitting the post with a curling 20-yard shot, before defender Reyes powered home a header from a corner in the 58th minute.“We knew it would be difficult … but in the second half we found the spaces and I think we deserved the victory in the end,” defender Hector Moreno said.In San Pedro Sula, Honduras bounced back from a 6-0 drubbing against the U.S. last week by sharing the spoils with Costa Rica.Anthony Lozano bundled the ball home to give Honduras a first-half lead, before Costa Rica equalised in the second half with a Kendall Watson header.last_img read more

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