Download (PDF, 230KB) Friday with Friends events at the Community Center include swimming, but the Dec. 5 event will feature Segway riding at Ocean City High School.The next “Fridays With Friends” event for local teenagers will be held 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Ocean City High School.This free program invites students in grades 8 to 12 to listen to music, eat pizza, ride Segways and play spike ball and a skateboard game.The “Fridays With Friends” program invites teenagers to hang out and participate in various activities. The event is for Ocean City and Upper Township students. Teens must show a school identification, but there is no cost to participate.The school group sponsor for this event is OCHS SADD/STOP. The Municipal Alliance Committee, Ocean City Police Department and Community Policing Unit, Ocean City Free Public Library, Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center, and Ocean City Recreation Department co-sponsor the seasonal series of events.See the PDF below for a full schedule of “Fridays With Friends” events for this year. For more information, call Lisa Rumer at 609-525-9317 or e-mail [email protected]__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on Facebook
The world’s largest cruise liner company Carnival Corporation & plc will launch four new cruise ships in 2019 across three of its global brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, and Princess Cruises.Carnival Cruise Line will debut its new Carnival Panorama on December 11, 2019, when the vessel is scheduled to begin sailing from its homeport of Long Beach. It will become the brand’s first new ship to homeport in California in 20 years, sailing year-round voyages from the newly renovated Long Beach Cruise Terminal to the Mexican Riviera.The 4,008-passenger, 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama is the third in the line’s Vista-class series, the largest ever constructed for Carnival Cruise Line, which includes Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon.The new vessels also include Sky Princess, Princess Cruises’ fourth Royal-class ship; and Costa Smeralda, the second of Carnival Corporation’s total of 11 new ships joining the fleet between 2018 and 2025 that can be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) both in port and at sea; as well as Costa Venezia, Costa Cruises’ first ship designed and built specifically for the China market.The 143,700-ton Sky Princess has the capacity to carry 3,660 guests and is scheduled to launch its inaugural Mediterranean deployment beginning October 20, 2019, with a seven-day Mediterranean and Adriatic cruise from Athens (Piraeus) to Barcelona. On November 17, the ship is scheduled to set sail from Barcelona for Fort Lauderdale, before it returns to tour Europe beginning in April 2020.The brand’s first ship built specifically for the China market, Costa Venezia, will be Costa Cruises’ largest ship operating homeport cruises from China. The 135,500-ton, 5,260-passenger will start sailing in the beginning May 2019 throughout East Asia.Finally, Costa Smeralda will be Costa Cruises’ first ship that is able to be powered in port and at sea by LNG. At 182,700 tons, and with over 2,600 guest rooms, Costa Smeralda will be the largest ship in Costa Cruises’ fleet.The ship is scheduled to make its maiden voyage on October 20, 2019, with a 15-day cruise from Hamburg.The four ships are part of Carnival Corporation’s ongoing fleet enhancement strategy with 20 new ships scheduled for delivery between 2019 and 2025.Carnival Corporation launched four ships launched in 2018, which include Carnival Horizon from Carnival Cruise Line, Seabourn Ovation from Seabourn, ms Nieuw Statendam from Holland America Line and most recently, AIDAnova – the world’s first cruise ship that can be powered by LNG both in port and at sea.“Each launch of a new ship generates lots of interest and excitement among consumers, whether they are among our many loyal guests or they are new to cruising,” said Roger Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation.“Our four new ships in 2019 will be no exception as our brands will introduce spectacular new vessels that have been designed with one purpose in mind: to dazzle our guests as they enjoy an extraordinary vacation experience.”Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license
The 53-year-old Blandino Yanguas ofBarangay Kulo, Pulupandan, Negros Occidental was found floating in theriverbank around 4:05 p.m. on Oct. 16, a police report showed. Yanguas’ body was brought to a localmortuary for “post mortem” examination./PN BACOLOD City – In Barangay Poblacion,Bago City, Negros Occidental, a man was found dead. The cause of his death was notimmediately established.
Three persons from Henrietta Housing Scheme, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are now homeless after a fire completely destroyed the upper flat of their two-storied home at around 14:30h Friday afternoon.Sahodra Sukhai, 69, who lives with her daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, ages nine and ten, was home alone at the time of theThe interior of the upper flat that was ravaged by fireThe Henrietta home that was destroyed by a fire after a welding operationincident. She however managed to escape unhurt.Upon seeing the flames, neighbours immediately contacted the Anna Regina Fire Station and fire fighters promptly arrived at the scene.According to the widow, she was downstairs when she heard neighbours shouting, notifying her of the fire and calling for her to leave her house. Sukhai said she immediately exited to save her life.She was unable to put an estimate to the damages, however, she explained that everything in the upper flat have been completely destroyed. At the time, a private contractor was doing grille work on the building.Eyewitnesses who spoke with this newspaper related that they saw huge flames coming from the upper widow. They immediately began screaming for her to vacate and subsequently made a report.“I saw huge flames, it was spreading very fast we were worried about Sukhai so we immediately started to call, shout and scream for her to run out, then we made a report”, an eyewitness related.According to information, five fire fighters successfully extinguished the fire which had also spread to the lower flat.Head of the Fire Station, Clive Mc Donald, confirmed that fire tenders were immediately dispatched to the scene and they brought the fire under control.While investigations are still ongoing, it is believed the fire originated from a ‘welding spark’ from the co ntractor’s equipment.Statements were taken from the contractor who was welding at the time of the incident.