Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgHarel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileHarel Mallac and Co. Limited is involved in the manufacturing and trading, business service as well as asset management businesses. The company operates through investment, corporate and property business services and manufacturing and trading segments.  Harel Mallac and Co. Limited also engages in the blending, trading, and selling of chemicals, fertilizers, and general goods, the provision of agro industrial, engineering, refrigeration, and electrical products, as well as air conditioning and fire protection, and waterproofing activities. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited has operations in Mauritius, Burundi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is a subsidiary of Société de Lerca. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgAir Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAir Mauritius Limited is an international airline that operates in the Indian ocean region. The airline and its subsidiaries deal in the carriage of passengers and cargo. The company also operates a hotel in Rodrigues as well as an investment property for rentals. Air Mauritius runs its business from two segments, the aircraft operations segment and the ground operations segment. The company is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

A House for Children / GRAD arkitekter

first_img “COPY” Architects: GRAD arkitekter Area Area of this architecture project Sweden Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Photographs Year:  CopyHouses, Extension•Stockholm, Sweden “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs:  Karin Björkquist Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img A House for Children / GRAD arkitekterSave this projectSaveA House for Children / GRAD arkitekter ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783351/a-house-for-children-grad-arkitekter Clipboard 2015 A House for Children / GRAD arkitekter Save this picture!© Karin Björkquist+ 15 Share Manufacturers: HajomSave this picture!© Karin BjörkquistText description provided by the architects. How to create an extension for a single family house without altering the existing architecture? This was the main issue of the project, clearly expressed both by the clients and the building permit authorities.Save this picture!PlanThe program of the extension is three bedrooms for children, a common playroom and a bathroom. The existing house is a well-drawn architecture from the late 40s, quite usual in the suburbs of Stockholm. A blind gable in the living room was the perfect start point for the extension: the entrance to a satellite designed for children.Save this picture!© Karin BjörkquistThe new small house has a pitched roof and is covered with larch panel. Two large sliding windows in the playroom connect the different levels to the garden. Beside one of them, a sitting bench is placed towards the west sun, which reveals the materiality of the interior spaces.Save this picture!SectionThe conception of the interior spaces is not reflected in the simple exterior shape of the house. The bedrooms form different volumes connected together by one interstitial space.Save this picture!© Karin BjörkquistThis interstitial space begins with a large oak door, announcing the passage between the old and the new house, between the adults and the children’s kingdom. A complex staircase of oak connects the level of the existing house with the playroom, and the playroom with the bedrooms upstairs. This architectural promenade follows childish rules: the straight line can be a little bit boring and the fastest way is not always the most playful! A spiral movement is definitely funnier. Save this picture!© Karin BjörkquistOne of the bedrooms is covered with oak panel and is floating over the playroom, giving the feeling that a kind of magic is present in this tiny space.Save this picture!© Karin BjörkquistThe materiality is simple: oak and white surfaces that can easily evolve with the growing kids, while the spaces will remind them of their playful childhood.Project gallerySee allShow lessShortlist Announced for 2016 RIBA East Midlands AwardsArchitecture NewsSchool of Foreign Languages / AUDB ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783351/a-house-for-children-grad-arkitekter Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGRAD arkitekterOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionStockholmSwedenPublished on March 13, 2016Cite: “A House for Children / GRAD arkitekter” 13 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Gloma House / Bruno Dias Arquitectura

first_imgSave this picture!© Hugo Santos Silva+ 33Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Architects: Bruno Dias Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Coating Materials, metalworkingDesign Team:Bruno Lucas Dias Kevin Lopes Catarina SerraBuilding Company:Construções Nascente do Nabão / PregozêzerePlumbing / Eletricity:Plumbing “Alvorgense”City:LeiriaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hugo Santos SilvaRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. The Project arises in a small land with a slightly slope, in the vicinity of Ansião Village.Save this picture!© Hugo Santos SilvaSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Hugo Santos SilvaThe departure point of the building is the permanent contact with nature. The construction is organized through a main axle which not only intend to solve all the workable programme, but also operate as a border element of the social and the private areas. This one- story house is elevated from the floor maintaining some connection points which intend to achieve a symbiotic relationship.Save this picture!© Hugo Santos SilvaThe applied solution creates small patios through her shape, providing the simplicity of materials and shapes encountered on the nature that surrounds it.Save this picture!© Hugo Santos SilvaTwo concrete slabs with organic shapes, define the exterior outline, creating a piece with a sense of freedom and consequently, diversity in the creation of the interior areas, as well as permeability with the exterior. The areas are thus not limited by walls, but span out, with Nature serving as the only boundary.Project gallerySee allShow lessOpen Call: Tomb of WasteIdeasArXellence 2: Redefine the Western Waterfront of Thessaloniki through a New CBDIdeas Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935507/gloma-house-bruno-dias-arquitectura Clipboard Area:  4521 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935507/gloma-house-bruno-dias-arquitectura Clipboard Year:  “COPY” 2019 “COPY”center_img Gloma House / Bruno Dias ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveGloma House / Bruno Dias Arquitectura Photographs CopyHouses•Leiria, Portugal Projects Portugal Gloma House / Bruno Dias Arquitectura Photographs:  Hugo Santos Silva Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeBruno Dias ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureLeiriaPortugalPublished on March 16, 2020Cite: “Gloma House / Bruno Dias Arquitectura” [Casa Gloma / Bruno Dias Arquitectura] 16 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Conference unites Southern Black movement forces

first_imgSavannah, Ga. — “The deep crisis facing Black people requires bold, radical action,” begins the Draft Manifesto for Black Liberation that was distributed at the Southern Human Rights Organizing Conference (SHROC X) held here Dec. 12-14.This powerful gathering brought together primarily Black activists from many Southern states to discuss campaigns and conditions of the region and develop strategies for building an anti-racist human rights movement as well as the re-emergence of a national, unified Black liberation movement.The focus of the conference was the emerging rebellion across the country against racist police murders and terror. Themed “War, Crisis and Repression — No Justice, No Peace,” the conference connected the domestic war on Black America with both endless foreign wars and the economic crisis of capitalism at a dead end.In his opening remarks, Ajamu Baraka, veteran human rights activist and organizer, talked about how the capitalist crisis, which has left millions of people in the United States permanently and structurally unemployed, along with systematic white supremacy, is creating the material basis for this huge plague of racist police terror.The conference was organized to honor the life and struggle of Troy Davis, an innocent man executed by the state of Georgia in September 2011 after serving 20 years in prison on a false charge. Friends and family of Davis fought many years for his freedom, knowing he was innocent. Davis was from Savannah and his family participated in SHROC X.Davis’ sister, Kim Davis, spoke about how in one of the final struggles to free her brother, a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit turned down his appeal, refusing to consider evidence that had gone unheard for 20 years. The community refers to Chatham County, where this frame-up occurred, as “Cheat-em County.”Along the walls were portraits of other Black folks killed or recently imprisoned by police departments across the country, including Charles Smith, a young man shot and killed while handcuffed by Savannah police in September 2014. Others pictured included Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Renisha McBride and Trayvon Martin. Also pictured were Marissa Alexander, Monica Jones and CeCe McDonald, three Black women, two of them transgender, who were jailed for defending themselves. McDonald was recently released.Jamala Rogers, of the Organization for Black Struggle in St. Louis, spoke about the daily spontaneous actions in Ferguson, Mo. She spoke about the strong, fearless leadership of many young Black folks now emerging, including groups like Hands Up United founded by Taureen “Tory” Russell and poet Tef Poe.The conference also focused on Southern workers’ struggles for economic justice and power. Many from the Southern Workers Assembly (SWA) and the United Workers Congress discussed fighting racism, reactionary right-to-work (for less) laws and other questions facing workers of the region, including the fight for $15 an hour and a union.A powerful panel consisted of Lisa Lopez, a former Walmart worker from OUR Walmart; Alfred Marshall, New Orleans Workers Center; Bernetta Lanier, International Longshoremen’s Association, Local 1414; Jerome Irwin, a Chatham County school bus driver employed by First Student, a private contractor for school buses in the surrounding county; Sarah White, Mississippi Workers Center; and a woman from the National Domestic Workers Alliance in Atlanta.Irwin, an organizer with the Teamsters, spoke about their long-term efforts to organize the 500 employees of First Student. He talked about a recent contract settlement that resulted in year-round pay. According to Irwin, this is the first time year-round pay has been negotiated anywhere in the country with a private school bus company. He also talked about a major victory in which 19 workers were rehired after being fired in 2006, resulting in $250,000 in back pay divided among the workers.The Teamsters are also continuing to wage a long campaign, started in 1995, to organize the truck drivers at the Port of Savannah. Similar Teamster campaigns are happening across the country, including at Long Beach, Calif.Going forward from the conference, the SWA is seeking to organize picket lines at workplaces across the South in support of the Black Lives Matter movement — an effort to more strongly engage labor in the uprisings happening all across the country.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Affordability Increases on the West Coast

first_img Related Articles Share 1Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Affordability First American 2019-06-24 Seth Welborn  Print This Post Affordability Increases on the West Coast Real home prices, or home prices adjusted for the impact of income and interest rate changes on consumer house-buying power over time, decreased 0.9% month over month in April 2019, and 0.72% year over year, according to the latest First American Real House Price Index (RHPI). First American took a look at how changes in the RHPI impacted affordability across the country.“Two of the three key drivers of the Real House Price Index (RHPI), household income and mortgage rates, swung in favor of increased affordability in April. The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell by 0.33 percentage points and household income increased 2.7% compared to April 2018,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American. “When household income rises, consumer house-buying power increases. Declining mortgage rates have a similar impact on affordability, so in April home buyers received a double shot of house-buying power to jolt affordability in their favor nationally.”Affordability increased the most on the West Coast, according to First American. San Jose, California’s affordability increased the most, up by 6.9% due to the decline in mortgage rates, with a 2.9% increase in household income compared with a year ago, Fleming notes.First American’s top five cities by increases in affordability were:San Jose, Calif.SeattlePortland, Ore.San FranciscoLos Angeles“Declining mortgage rates increase affordability equally in each market as mortgage rates are generally the same across the country. However, household income growth and nominal house prices vary by market, so the affordability dynamic varies as well,” said Fleming. “In fact, one reason why these markets have seen such strong gains in affordability is because household income growth was so strong. In the top four markets, household income growth exceeded house price growth. That’s an affordability boost even without the help of falling rates.”Several of the cities with highest increase in the RHPI were on the East Coast. First American’s top five cities by RHPI increase were Providence, R.I. (+5.9%), Las Vegas (+5.2%), Salt Lake City (+4.4%), Orlando, Fla. (+3.9%), and Atlanta (+3.7%).By state, Wisconsin saw the highest increase in the RHPI, up by 4.7%. Other states with high RHPI increases year over year include Rhode Island (+4.3%), New Hampshire (+3.5%), Georgia (+2.8%), and Ohio (+2.4%). Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Affordability Increases on the West Coast Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: President Trump Comments on Fed’s Interest Rate Stance Next: Housing Loans and “DREAMers” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News June 24, 2019 1,183 Views Tagged with: Affordability First American Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Spanish Judicial Authorities to Prosecute 6 Somali Pirates

first_img Spanish Judicial Authorities to Prosecute 6 Somali Pirates Share this article It has been confirmed that the Spanish judicial authorities will prosecute the six Somali suspected pirates, who attacked the EU NAVFOR Flagship, the SPS PATINO on 12 January.Following receipt of the evidence package, the Spanish Audiencia Naciona has confirmed it will undertake judicial proceedings. The suspected pirates will be transferred from the Flagship ashore for onward movement to Spain.The suspects attacked the SPS PATINO in the vicinity of Mogadishu following the successful escort of a World Food Programme ship carrying humanitarian-aid into Somalia and attempted to climb onboard having fired light-calibre weapons into the superstructure. The embarked detachment of Spanish Marines returned fire in self-defence and the ship’s Seaking helicopter was launched to track the skiff and the occupants surrendered.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 17, 2012; Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Prosecute View post tag: News by topic View post tag: europe View post tag: Naval View post tag: Piratescenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Judicial Authorities to Prosecute 6 Somali Pirates View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: Spain View post tag: Somali January 17, 2012last_img read more

12th Project 03160 high speed patrol boat ready for delivery

first_img View post tag: Raptor Authorities Russia’s 12th “Raptor” high speed patrol boat ready for delivery September 26, 2017 Another Project 03160 high speed patrol boat built for the Russian Navy has passed state trials and is ready for delivery.The Russian defense ministry announced on September 25 that the 12th “Raptor” patrol boat completed trials in the Baltic Sea and that it would inducted into the Baltic Fleet shortly.The ministry added that the boat was constructed ahead of schedule.The second batch of 10 Project 03160 boats is being built by Russian Pella Shipyards under a contract from 2016. All ten boats are to be delivered by 2018.Pella Shipyards was also in charge of constructing the first batch of 8 boats, with all units in the class being delivered before 2015-end.Project 03160 boats are the fastest vessels in the Russian Navy capable of reaching of up to 50 knots, according to the shipbuilder. The Raptor can transport up to 20 persons and operates within 100 miles of the shore.The boats are armed with a 14.5 millimeter gun with a remotely controlled with a gyro-stabilized electro-optical module (GOEM). They also have two 7.62 mm 6P41 “Pecheneg” machine guns.Raptors are strikingly similar in design to the Swedish Combat Boat 90 (CB 90) which the Swedish shipbuilder Dockstavarvet has been delivering to the Swedish Navy since 198. It has, however, never been confirmed that Project 03160 boats are licensed copies of the Swedish design.The video below, shared by shipbuilder Pella, shows a Project 03160 boat in action. View post tag: Pella Shipyardscenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia’s 12th “Raptor” high speed patrol boat ready for delivery View post tag: Russian Navy Share this article View post tag: Project 03160last_img read more

Lyceum Bowling League results

first_imgIn team results: Fryczynski’s Funeral Home took 5 points from Dworzanski’s Funeral Home; Amspec Services took 4 points from John’s Midtown Tavern; Supreme Tours took 5 points from I.B.E.W. Local 94. Results of the Mount Carmel Lyceum bowling league from November 1st are as follows:Individual high games for the week went to: Harry Ashe 257; David Magarban 235; Jack Nilan 223; Rich Traver 222; Robert Magarban 218; Artie Bernard Jr. 216; John McCollum 201; Robert Lesiak 190; Al Gill 188; Steve Mallardi Jr. 182; Ed Lubach Sr. 180; Frank Polomski 176; Frank Giovinazzo 160.last_img

Star Trek’s LeVar Burton Headlines OC-Con, Girls Weekend Returns

first_imgTwo major events take center stage in Ocean City this weekend. “Star Trek,” “Roots” and “Reading Rainbow” icon LeVar Burton will be the special guest at the OC-Con Comic Book and Memorabilia Festival on Saturday and Sunday (April 6 and 7) at the Ocean City Music Pier.Girls Weekend will showcase all that Ocean City’s downtown retail district has to offer and provide a great reason to escape to the shore Friday through Sunday (April 5 to 7). Now in its fourth year, the OC-CON FESTIVAL returns to early spring after being held in June last year. Burton, a star in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” will be a special guest for both days. Tickets are on sale now for exclusive photo and autograph sessions. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue), the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway or the 46th Street Welcome Center.OC-Con features meet-the-artist sessions, discussion panels, costume contests, and the display and sale of comic books and memorabilia. Show hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday (April 5), and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (April 7). Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children with two-day passes available for $15 ($8 for children).Burton launched his acting career while still a student at the University of Southern California. At age 19, he was cast in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series “Roots.”In recent years, he achieved further acclaim as Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” television series and films.But he says he is most proud of his role as host and executive producer of the beloved PBS children’s series “Reading Rainbow,” which aired from 1983 to 2009 and became one of the longest-running children’s television shows in history.LeVar Burton is the featured guest at OC-Con. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City)He will be part of a Q&A session (free with regular admission) at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7.Exclusive meet-and-greet sessions ($20 for selfie photos, $25 for autographs on picture provided at show, $50 for autographs on any specialty items not provided by show) will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 10:30 a.m. to noon April 7 and again 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 7.One highlight is the annual 1-mile “superhero” run on the Boardwalk (10 a.m. Saturday) and “superhero” obstacle course race (11 a.m. Saturday).Sign up for either or both events at the Ocean City Civic Center (Sixth Street and Boardwalk). The weekend also features performances by the Galactic Empire Band on Saturday afternoon and the Cosplay Contest on Sunday afternoon.Visit www.ocnjcon.com for complete information on all artists, discussion panels and scheduled events for OC-Con. The fourth annual GIRLS WEEKEND kicks off with a fashion show at 7 p.m. Friday (April 5) at Glazed Over Studios (704 Asbury Avenue).It features clothes and accessories for sale in Ocean City’s retail shops and modeled by local men and women, including members of City Council. The lighthearted event will be catered by local restaurants.Advance tickets ($20) are required and on sale now at City Hall, the Route 52 Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Ave.), the 7th Street Surf Shop (720 Asbury Ave.), the Sneaker Shop (704 Asbury Ave.) and Making Waves (836 Asbury Ave.). Tickets also can be purchased online this year (click on the “Buy Now” button on the event blog)Shopper Julie Agnew checks out some discounted clothing at the Island Gypsy boutique on Asbury Avenue in 2017 during Girls Weekend.Girls Weekend features hotel and bed-and-breakfast packages, dining offers, shopping discounts, prizes, yoga and wellness classes, craft projects and demonstrations at various locations throughout Ocean City.Accommodations package deals are being offered by the Flanders, Port-O-Call, Biscayne Suites, Wild Dunes Inn, Impala Island Inn, Ebb Tide Suites and the Ocean City Mansion bed-and-breakfast, among others.For a detailed schedule of Girls Weekend events, accommodations and participating businesses, call 609-399-1412, visit the Girls Weekend blog or the Facebook event page. TICKETS FOR ‘BALLROOM WITH A TWIST’ What happens when you put “Dancing With The Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol” together on one stage? You get “Ballroom With A Twist.”“Ballroom With A Twist” brings a frenzy of sizzling dance moves by professional international dancers spanning the hot moves of samba, waltz, foxtrot, quickstep and jive.If the dancers are not enough to keep you in awe, several of your favorite “American Idol” finalists will be joining the bill with their hit songs.“Ballroom With a Twist” comes to the Ocean City Music Pier at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Tickets for the show ($25 to $40) go on sale Thursday (April 4). Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue), the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway or the 46th Street Welcome Center.The Swon Brothers are coming the end of August. (photo credit Swon Brothers Facebook page)TICKETS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW GO ON SALE THURSDAYA summer concert featuring the Swon Brothers and Josh Gracin is set for 7:30 p.m. August 30 on the Ocean City Music Pier.In 2013, the Swon Brothers became the first duo to make it to a season finale of “The Voice” with the help of their coach, Blake Shelton. The Swon Brothers released their self-titled album and received a nomination for CMA Vocal Duo of the Year in 2014. They have toured with Carrie Underwood and are now busy preparing new music, including the newly released single “What Ever Happened” from their new EP.Josh Gracin fans fell in love with the Michigan native and former Marine upon his ascension onto the country charts in 2004 with “I Want To Live.” The hits came in short order for Gracin – the chart-topper “Nothin’ To Lose,” “Stay With Me (Brass Bed)” and “We Weren’t Crazy” all hit high on the Billboard charts.With the release of his new single, “Good For You,” Gracin is back on country radio. The release is a partnership between Reviver (David Lee Murphy, Michael Tyler, Tenille Arts) and his own Revel Road label. With the new single, Josh Gracin is armed with the best music of his career.Tickets for the show ($25 to $30) go on sale Thursday (April 4). Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue), the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway or the 46th Street Welcome Center. COMING UP SOONPOETRY READING AND OPEN MIC (April 3): Celebrate National Poetry Month at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at the Ocean City Free Public Library. Readings at 6:30 p.m. will feature poets Echezonachukwu Nduka and Nancy Reddy. Following a short intermission there will be an open mic for performances of two minutes or less. Sign-ups begin at 6 p.m. WILD WILD WEST EVENT (April 11): A Wild Wild West-themed cocktail party will be held at the Atlantic City Country Club on Thursday, April 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Tickets are $35. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ocean City Arts Center. The $35 donation includes light fare, live demonstrations of painting, music, dance and more; artwork and jewelry for sale; a 50/50 raffle; and cash bar.Themed- attire is welcome. Prize for Best Costume for Cowboy and Cowgirl. To reserve your tickets, call (609) 399-7628 or visit the Ocean City Arts Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue.AUTHOR’S HIGH TEA TICKET SALE (April 12-13): The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library present the annual Author’s High Tea at 2 p.m. Thursday, May at the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.Guest speaker will be Nancy A. Hughes, mystery writer and author of “The Dying Hour” and the trilogy of “A Matter of Trust,” “Redeeming Trust” and “Vanished.”Tickets can be purchased 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13 in the atrium outside the library (1735 Simpson Avenue). Cost per ticket is $30. For more information, visit www.friendsvolunteersocfpl.com.Barbara Eden, of “I Dream of Jeannie” fame, will be the host for the sixth annual Mr. Mature America contest in April. (Photo courtesy allstarbio.com)DOO DAH PARADE (April 13): “I Dream of Jeannie” star Barbara Eden will lead this year’s parade as grand marshal.The Doo Dah Parade was first held in Ocean City in 1986 as an event to herald the end of income tax season.It featured unusual entries like beach chair drill teams and fan clubs of legendary comedians.The free parade begins at noon on Asbury Avenue at Sixth Street, proceeds to 12th Street and turns east to the Boardwalk, finishing at Sixth Street.For more than a decade, the parade has been anchored by a legion of dogs from the Basset Hound Rescue League. MATURE AMERICA PAGEANT (April 13): The pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13 on the Ocean City Music Pier.The event is the first and only pageant of its kind in the United States. Barbara Eden will be host of this year’s show.The historic Flanders Hotel and Dietz and Watson return as sponsors this year. The madcap pageant celebrates men 55 years and older with competitions in talent, poise and interview categories. Tickets for the show are on sale now and available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.Ocean City’s Easter Egg Hunt is a huge hit year after year.THE GREAT EGG HUNT (April 13 and April 20): Two massive egg hunts on the beach for children up to 7 years old. The free events start at 2:30 p.m. and feature areas divided by age group and for children with special needs.EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE (April 21): A traditional non-denominational service by the sea. All are welcome. The service starts at 6:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.DUELING PIANOS SHOW (April 21): The Philly Keys will perform their hit dueling pianos show starting at noon. The performers will take a break for the annual Easter Fashion Promenade.EASTER FASHION PROMENADE (April 21): Families are invited to come dressed in their Easter’s best to stroll in the Fashion Promenade and meet the Easter Bunny. Judging begins at 1 p.m. on the boardwalk at the Ocean City Music Pier. Prizes awarded for Best Dressed Children, Teen, Adults and Family.COLONY CLUB FASHION SHOW (April 27): The local Colony Club’s annual Fashion Show Scholarship Fundraiser will be held 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 27 at Ocean City Senior Center (1735 Simpson Ave.).The Fashion Show will feature fashions from Ta Dah and a delicious luncheon buffet. You can shop at Ta Dah and the Colony Club Jewelry Boutiques, along with Tricky Trays.Tickets are $35. Contact Judi Levy for tickets at 609-247-1332 or email [email protected] Proceeds benefit the Colony Club of Ocean City Scholarship Fund.The Ocean City Historical Museum is located in the Ocean City Community Center complex at 17th Street and Simpson Avenue.HISTORICAL MUSEUM SUNDAY BRUNCH (April 28): An Ocean City Historical Museum fundraiser will feature a presentation by John Loeper on “Snow, Ice and Sand.”The event will include brunch at Clancy’s by the Bay in Somers Point. Ticket prices: $32 general public, $28 members.Tickets may be purchased at the museum within the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Ave.) or by calling 609-399-1801. Reservations are required. OC-Con Comic Book and Memorabilia Festival is a zany event for comic lovers. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City)last_img read more