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Glenview Community Ice Center unveils $30M renovation at grand opening

The grand opening for the 86,000-square-foot, $30.1 million renovated Glenview Community Ice Center that was 15 months in the making took place Saturday.

The center at 1851 Landwehr Road nearly doubles the size of the original 45,000-square-foot facility, which was built in 1972 and underwent a smaller-scale renovation in 2008.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

A second 200-foot by 85-foot NHL-sized rink with seating for 500 spectators was added to the extensively renovated facility. The original NHL-sized rink, which now seats 150 spectators, and a 90-foot by 60-foot studio rink were retained and were also part of the renovation.

“It’s an extremely exciting day,” said Michael McCarthy, executive director of the Glenview Park district. “So many people worked so hard to pull this construction project off under extreme circumstances.

“And now it’s a reality.”

COVID-19 restrictions that started in March caused supply-chain and worksite issues, but despite those obstacles, the project was completed on time

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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas unveils restaurant partners as remodeling continues



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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has unveiled the lineup for its restaurant partners as work continues on remodeling the casino-resort.

The property, formerly the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, says the partners “will bring new and unique dining and hospitality experiences to the revitalized property.”

Those partners include chef Todd English’s Olives, Thai restaurant Night + Market, Japanese restaurant Nobu, poolside Italian restaurant Kassi Beach Club and a culinary and cantina concept Casa Calavera.

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Other concepts are sports bar Money, Baby!, MB Steak from David and Michael Morton, the Ferraro Family’s Pizza Forte and Southern California-based Afters Ice Cream.

Guests will also find the Virgin Hotels concept Commons Club, which features a coffee shop, 24-hour restaurant, a bar, and a social space called “The Shag Room.”

The former Hard Rock closed

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Huawei Unveils EMUI 11 With UX Improvements, New AI & Privacy Features

Huawei has announced the newest version of its Android-based UI, EMUI 11. It got announced during the company’s annual Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) in Dongguan, China.

Despite the number in its name, this version of Huawei’s software is not based on Android 11, at least not yet. It does, however, bring a number of new changes and features to the table.

EMUI 11 brings various UX improvements, along with some privacy changes

The company included a number of UX improvements here. There are some changes to the Always-On Display (AOD) feature, as you have much more customization options now.

New AOD themes are thrown into the mix, and customizable animated elements on the AOD. The ability to show any image, live video, GIF on the Always-On Display has been included, and that’s a huge step forward.

EMUI 11 also brings an updated design to the phone’s stock gallery app. The

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