BOARDWALKAdelene Restaurant in Port O Call: Open 7:30am-11am, &12pm-2pm, Closed Mon. & Tues. until 4/1Bangles N Bows: Opening Fri. March 20th, open Fri. Sat. and Sundays 10am-4pmThe Fudge Kitchen: Open daily 9am-7pmGillian’s Wonderland Pier: Opening Palm Sunday WeekendHenry’s Fine Jewelry: Open daily 10am-4pmJilly’s Arcade: Open Mon.-Thurs. 12pm-6pm, Fri. 12pm-close, Sun. 11am-6pmJohnson’s Popcorn: Open Mon.-Sat. 9:30am-5pm, Sun. 10:30am-5:30pmManco & Manco Pizza: Open Fri., Sat., & Sun. 11am-closeMia’s Christmas Gallery: Open year roundOcean City Coffee Company: Open Weekends starting Mar. 20th 7am-6pmPlayland: Opening Palm Sunday WeekendShriver’s Salt Water Taffy: Open daily 9am-6pmSteel’s Fudge: Open daily 10am-6pmTerry Ivory: Open daily 9am-6pm Voltaco’s at 10th and West plans an April 2 opening this season. Spring officially arrives on Friday (March 20), but the true signs of spring in Ocean City are starting to sprout in shop windows.Seasonal business owners are preparing for a new year and posting opening dates on doors and windows.Kessel’s Korner — one of Ocean City’s traditional early bloomers —opened over the weekend at 28th Street and Asbury Avenue.That’s always a sign that the tastes and smells of spring and summer are not far away — Brown’s doughnuts, Voltaco’s cheesesteaks, Dot’s cream doughnuts and a host of other treats.Check the gallery above for a handful of other opening day announcements, and let us know in the comments section about any other opening dates. (Editor’s note: We lost a handful of earlier comments due to a database error. We encourage you to resubmit and apologize for the inconvenience.)_____Sign up for free daily news updates from Ocean City._____The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce this season has been updating a list of member businesses open now or opening soon: A La Mode Ice Cream Parlor on 55th Street will hold its 18th annual ice cream giveaway noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Brown’s will serve its first fresh doughnuts on the Boardwalk at St. Charles Place on Easter Weekend (April 4 and 5). The iconic Chatterbox Restaurant at Ninth and Central opens March 27. A new restaurant on the beach block of Ninth Street — Troy Mediterranean Cuisine — fills a spot formerly occupied by Periwinkles. It opens sometime in April. DOWNTOWN7th Street Surf Shop: Open 10am-6pm daily16th Street Seafood: Opening Friday, March 27th Fri., Sat., and SundaysAccent Gallery: Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm, and Sunday 11am-3pmAnnarelli’s Bicycles: Open Mon.- Thurs. 10am-5:30pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am-5:30pm, Closed SundaysArtisan’s Alcove: Open Thurs. thru Mon. 10am-5pmArtisan Body Products: Open 10am-5:30pm Mon. thru Sat. and 10am-3pm on Sundays in MarchB&B Department Store: Open Sun. -Thurs. 10am-6pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am-6pmBookateria Two: Open Saturday Mar. 14 10am-5pm, and Saturday Mar. 28 10am-5pmChatterbox Restaurant: Opening Saturday March 27thThe Flying Carp Clothing Gallery: Open Mon. Thru Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-4pmGlazed Over: Open Thurs. & Fri. 12pm-8pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pmGleeson’s Home Entertainment: Open Mon.-Thurs. 9am-6pm, Fri. 9am-8pm, Sat. 9am-5pmHeritage Surf & Sport: Open daily 10am-6pmHoy’s 5 & 10: Open Mon. 9am-5pm, Wed. thru Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 11am-4pmInteriors By Joann: Open Mon. thru Sat. 9am-5pm, Closed SundayIsland Beach Gear: Open Monday thru Saturday 9am-6pm, closed SundayJon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro: Open Mon-Sat. 7:30am-3pm, Sunday 7:30am-2pmLocal Gym & Fitness: Open Mon.-Thurs. 5:30am-9pm, Fri. 5:30am-7pm, Sat. 6am-6pm, Sun.8am-5pmMassage Mend Me: Open Sun. thru Fri. 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-7pmOcean City Coffee Company: Open everyday 7am-7pm, and Friday until 9pmOcean City Emporium: Open in new location, Crown Bank buildingOcean City Fine Arts League: Open Mon. thru Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pmOcean City Self StorageOcean City Wireless: Open Mon. thru Sat. 9am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pmOC Paddleboard: Opening in MarchP. Francis: Open Mon through Sat 11am – 5pm, Sun 12pm – 4pmRauhauser’s Candies: Open Mon.-Th. 10am-6pm, Fri. 10am-8pm, Sat.10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pmSack O’ Subs: Open daily 11am-8pmSea Wave Massage: Open Mon. thru Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. 10am-7pmSecond Chance Shop: Open Mon. thru Sat. 10am-5pm, Closed SundaySouth Jersey Home Care: Open Mon. thru Fri., Closed Sat. & Sun.Stainton’s: Open daily 10am-6pmThe Sneaker Shop: Open Mon. thru Fri. 11am-5pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 11am-3pmSpinning Wheel Florist: Open Mon. thru Sat. 8:30am-6pm, Closed SundayStarbucks: Open Sun. thru Fri. 6:30am-8pm, Sat. 6:30am-9pmSting Ray: Open Mon. thru Sat. 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pmSun Rose Words & Music: Open 7 days a week 10am-5pmSunSeekers: Open daily 10am-5:30pmVittorio’s Italian Restaurant: Open daily 11:30am-9pmWallace Hardware: Open Mon. thru Sat. 8:30am-5:30pm, Closed SundayWard’s Pastry: Open Tues.-Fri. 7am-6pm, Sat. 7am-5pm, Sun. 7am-2pmWe R Wireless: Open Mon. thru Sat. 9am-9pm, Sunday 9am-7pmYianni’s Café: Open daily 6:30am-9pmYoasis Frozen Yogurt: Opening for Spring Season on Friday March 20th, 12:30pmYoga Ginger: Open, see class schedule online The Philly Pretzel Factory in front of Gillian’s Wonderland Pier (6th and Boardwalk) will be open on Palm Sunday and Easter Weekends. Dot’s Pastry Shop at 31st and Asbury will reopen March 28. Kessel’s Korner at 28th Street and Asbury Avenue is now open. Mallon’s Sticky Buns has not posted an opening date, but they’re always back by Easter.
China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Read Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Chinese FA launched an investigation into a match where a fourth official was reportedly attacked following a controversial draw that triggered claims of match-fixing.Baoding Rongda were leading 2-1 when the referee awarded visitors Wuhan Zall a penalty during seven minutes of stoppage time at the end of Saturday’s fixture in China’s second division. The spot-kick was converted and the match ended 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Angry fans pelted the match officials with debris as they were escorted by security personnel from the pitch at the end, reported state-run newspaper the Beijing News.Baoding chairman Meng Yongli burst into tears at a chaotic post-match press conference, alleging his side had been cheated out of the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Beijing News reported that fourth official Yang Kaizi was beaten up in his dressing room, but the newspaper did not say who was responsible for the attack.Meng gathered reporters on the pitch to announce he was pulling the team out of the league, before quitting as chairman hours later citing “personal reasons”. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES NCAA Season 93 Preview: St. Benilde Blazers looking to get out of cellar Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Baoding, from near Beijing, subsequently apologised and said the club had no intention of leaving the competition.The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced an investigation into the controversy. “CFA is taking this seriously and will treat everyone involved sternly based on facts and regulations,” it said in a statement.“We would like the club to express its opinion in a calm manner. In the meantime we call on the fans to remain rational and restrained.”The state People’s Daily newspaper on Tuesday hit out at Meng and Baoding, accusing them of damaging the reputation of Chinese football.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection “In the history of football there hasn’t been any precedent where one could use beating and scolding, as well as quitting the league, to get what one wanted,” it said in a strongly worded comment piece.“For football, when the club boss is crying and shouting to quit the league, when the perpetrators are attacking referees at the door, they have probably forgotten about what they first really wanted in their heart (which is to win the game).”Chinese football has a history of controversy involving referees and officials and in 2009 launched a high-profile crackdown on corruption dogging the sport, leading to dozens of arrests and prison sentences.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery reluctant to change XI over Christmas programmeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery won’t ring the changes over the Christmas programme.Emery will not unnecessarily rest players during the next week despite the threat of further injuries.He said: “In my career I never made these decisions. We are going to play the next match in Brighton and we are going to play full, not with considered options or playing with more caution.”The same three points are in Brighton that are in Liverpool and we are going to play first in Brighton. It’s a tough match and we will need every player with 100 per cent focus to do everything on the pitch to win.”I was speaking with Koscielny about the possibility of playing against Burnley and he said ‘not today’ because he was very tired after two matches in a week, so I decided for him not to be with the group. He said, ‘I’m not Matteo Guendouzi, Matteo is 19 and I’m 33!’.”
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Containership charter owner Global Ship Lease has agreed a three-year charter with Hapag-Lloyd for a 2015-built, high-specification boxship.The new contract for the 9,115 TEU containership UASC Al Khor is in direct continuation of the current charter and is expected to commence in June, 2019. Re-delivery is set for the second quarter of 2022.GSL said that the charter is expected to generate around USD 28 million of Adjusted EBITDA.“The fixture is consistent with our strategy of locking in contracted cashflow for longer periods when rates have risen to attractive levels, whilst retaining some exposure to the short-term charter market, allowing us to enter into new charters in an improving market,” Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, said.“This charter extension further improves our long-term cashflow visibility and is indicative of our expanded relationship with charterers.”The 111,000 dwt eco, wide-beam containership was acquired through GSL’s recent merger with Poseidon Containers, which created a combined fleet of 38 ships.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Campbell Soup will spend $4.87 billion in cash for Snyder’s-Lance, gorging on a snack market that has grown increasingly competitive.The soup maker said Monday that the acquisition will allow it to expand its distribution channels in the crowded field.Campbell Soup Co., based in Camden, New Jersey, is paying $50 per share, a 6.8 per cent premium to Snyder’s-Lance’s closing price Friday. That’s about a 27 per cent premium to the stock’s close last Wednesday, just before rumours of a deal began to circulate.Snyder’s-Lance, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, makes pretzels and chips. Its most well-known brands include Snyder’s of Hanover, Kettle Brand and Pop Secret. It will join the Campbell’s division that makes Pepperidge Farm and Goldfish crackers.The Snyder’s-Lance purchase marks Campbell’s sixth and largest acquisition over the last five years. It bought beverage-maker Bolthouse Farms in 2012, baby food company Plum and biscuit company Kelsen in 2013, hummus and salsa maker Garden Fresh in 2015, and soup maker Pacific Foods in 2017.In midday trading, Campbell Soup shares added 36 cents to $49.95. Snyder’s-Lance gained $3.10, or 6.6 per cent, to $49.89.
Phallon Stoutenburg, Outreach and Housing Co-ordinator of the Fort St John Women’s Resource Society was ecstatic about the fundraiser. “Thanks to the wonderful overwhelming support from the community between August to Christmas, the pantry at the outreach store is still doing ok. But we are still averaging 500 clients per month so all support is welcome.”The final count of the number of non-perishables donated will not be known until the end of the week, but it is clear that this year’s event surpassed the goals and expectations based on last years fundraiser. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Scissors were flying at Studio 105 on Saturday. The Studio hosted the 2nd Annual Cuts for Cans event with all proceeds going to the Fort St John Women’s Resource Society.In exchange for a non-perishable food donation, people received complimentary haircuts courtesy of seven stylists from Studio 105. The event ran from 10am-3pm on a first come, first serve basis. In 2017, the event resulted in seventy-eight haircuts in six hours, but by the three-hour mark, that number was already surpassed.
Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy Friday sought removal of the Telangana Congress chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy, terming his leadership as a “failure”. The demand of the four-time MLA and ex-Minister comes at a time when the Telangana unit of the Congress is facing a crisis of sorts after putting up a dismal performance in the Assembly elections last December. Congress won only 19 seats in the 119-member Assembly, and since early March as many 11 of those MLAs have announced their decision to cross over to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi, headed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ There already talk in political circles that if two more Congress MLAs switch sides, they may decide to merge the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) with that of TRS which also means the Congress would lose its tag of main opposition. Speaking to PTI, Shashidhar Reddy, also a former Vice-Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority, called for total overhaul of the party setup in Telangana, which is “long overdue and absolutely necessary”. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “We have not focused on the organisation at the grassroots level; building the organisation at all levels is something which has been lacking,” the son of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Marri Channa Reddy said. Shashidhar Reddy alleged the Congress in Telangana, had missed a lot of opportunities to take on the TRS government, particularly to highlight its “glaring failures and corruption.” As a result, the party has not been able to gain the confidence of the people, according to him. “It’s a clear case of failure of the (party) leadership in the state,” Shashidhar Reddy said hitting out at the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee President and demanding his removal. “We have not been able to give that kind of confidence to the people,” he said and alleged the party’s agitations against the TRS government have been “only on paper”. “There are many sections of society who feel threatened or let down; if we don’t stand by them and gain their confidence, they will not trust you,” he said. Uttam Kumar Reddy should have been made to step down “long back” as he has failed to lead the party with single-minded objective of winning elections and carry everybody together, he said. “We have failed to win the confidence of the people. It’s a sum total of all the failures. We have not been able to take on the government, on all their shortcomings, failed promises,” Shashidhar Reddy added. Asked if he was ready to assume charge as TPCC President if the party’s central leadership gives him the responsibility, he said: “Yes, absolutely”.
Madrid: Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has rubbished the idea of a European Super League replacing the Champions League, suggesting that Europe’s top clubs are using it as a means of extracting more money for themselves. European soccer’s governing body UEFA this week met with representatives from some of the continent’s major clubs to discuss the proposal of replacing the elite competition with a league featuring promotion and relegation. But in a week where Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur produced stunning comebacks to reach the Champions League final in Madrid, Ronaldo suggested that any new tournament would struggle to replicate the kind of excitement currently on offer. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”I personally don’t think there will be a European Super League. What they’ve managed to achieve with what the Champions League represents today is something that would take so much time to even get close to,” said the Brazilian, who is president of La Liga side Real Valladolid, at a news conference. “I think that very soon there’ll be an agreement in which the biggest clubs will start receiving more and more money and they’ll be happy with that. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”For me it would be a stupid idea to try and create a new competition given all the success that we’ve seen in the Champions League.” Ronaldo, who scored 34 goals in 37 appearances for Barcelona between 1996 and 1997, also defended his former club’s season following their dramatic collapse at Anfield. “Look at the season they’re having. They’ve reached the semis of the Champions League, won La Liga with a number of games to go, they’re in the final of the Copa del Rey and that’s not something you can just forget and throw away,” he said.