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Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) Q12020 Interim Report


first_imgMorison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMorison Industries Plc manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceutical and hygiene products in Nigeria as well as imports and distributes medical, surgical and hospital consumables. The company is a leader in the field of Woundcare solutions, trauma/arthroplasty and bone graft products in Nigeria. Its Advance Wound Management business offers a range of products from initial wound bed preparation to full wound closure. Antiseptics and disinfectants are marketed under the Morigad brand name. Other well known brands include Gypsona, Dynacast, Soffban, Cutisoft and Leukomed. Morison Industries Plc is involved in merchandising hip, knee and shoulder joints implants as well as ancillary products such as bone cement and biomaterials for elective orthopaedic and trauma surgery; and is a distributor of the full range of Braun medical products. Morison Agro Allied is a subsidiary of Morison Industries Plc and markets a range of agricultural preparations including herbicides and biocide disinfectants under the brand names Glutacide, Germicide and Lysol. Morison Industries Plc has an export license from the Nigerian Exportation Promotion Council to export shea nuts, cashew nuts, cocoa, ginger, bitter kola and sesame seeds. The company also has a division which manufactures and markets products made from fish oil with High Omega 3 content in addition to selling lifestyle products which improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels and helps reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Morison Industries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson


first_imgArchitects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790938/halls-ridge-knoll-guest-house-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Clipboard United States Year:  “COPY” Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House / Bohlin Cywinski JacksonSave this projectSaveHalls Ridge Knoll Guest House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson “COPY” Area:  1500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux+ 13 Share CopyHouses•Carmel-by-the-Sea, United States ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790938/halls-ridge-knoll-guest-house-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Clipboard Photographs:  Nic LehouxSave this picture!© Nic LehouxRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The first of several buildings intended for a rugged and pristine site in the Santa Lucia Preserve, the Halls Ridge Knoll guesthouse is a thoughtful modernist intervention, carefully detailed in stone, timber and glass. The master plan for this vacation retreat calls for a guesthouse, workshop and main residence. Each will be anchored to the land with a series of massive stone walls and fireplace chimneys, marking the passage along the ridge and culminating in a stone court at the future main residence.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Nic LehouxDesigned to choreograph movement along the extraordinary ridge-top site, the guesthouse celebrates its magical surroundings. The Santa Lucia Preserve is a remarkably beautiful, vast landscape that was previously a historic cattle ranch. The site has a rolling topography, a forest of ancient live oaks and manzanita, and offers panoramic views of the San Clemente Mountains and Los Padres National Forest beyond.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricThe first building constructed on site is the guesthouse. A simple, uncomplicated building, it flanks the winding entry drive and is anchored to the sloping site with a massive stone wall, screening the house and pool. A timber-framed shed roof springs from the wall, supporting naturally weathered zinc roofing over cedar-clad volumes.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxThe guesthouse is sited to take advantage of the temperate California climate. Expansive windows provide natural lighting throughout the house, while a broad overhang shades the interiors from the summer sun. Sliding doors and operable hopper windows throughout the house use the prevailing winds for natural ventilation, while also providing expansive views of the mountain range. Wood flooring in the living space of the house is reclaimed from an old barn.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxProject gallerySee allShow lessOskar Hansen Exhibition to Open at Yale School of ArchitectureArchitecture NewsBee Breeders Reveal Winning Designs for a LGBT Youth Asylum Center in UgandaArchitecture News Share Photographs 2009 Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson CopyAbout this officeBohlin Cywinski JacksonOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCarmel-by-the-SeaUnited StatesPublished on July 10, 2016Cite: “Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson” 10 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?景色宜人的Halls Ridge Knoll旅舍/ Bohlin Cywinski Jackson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


On the picket line


first_img1,800 Vermont nurses strike for raises and safe staffingThe 1,800 nurses and 300 health professionals at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) kicked off a 2-day strike in Burlington on July 12-13. Their union, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Local 5221, is striking because their low wages directly result in unsafe staffing ratios. The hospital ranks among the lowest for pay in a state that ranks 47th in nurses’ wages. That’s why the strike demands wages competitive with those of other nurses in the region — a 23 percent raise.Unable to recruit and retain because of these conditions, the hospital relies on traveling nurses for 13-week gigs and forces its own nurses to work down — doing support work like laundry, billing, coding, cleaning rooms and walking patients across the hospital, all of which take time from vital patient care. While UVMMC is the second largest employer in the state, it usually has vacancies for between 130 and 180 positions. The workers are also demanding a $15 minimum wage for all employees.Throughout negotiations, management has pursued a campaign of bullying and intimidation, leading the union to file 21 unfair labor practice charges. Management has stubbornly rejected union proposals, refusing to negotiate, blocking union staffers from coming on site, tearing down union fliers and failing to seat key decision makers — hospital executives with power— at the bargaining table. The last bargaining session was held on July 24 with no resolution in sight. The hospital pays lavish salaries — nearly $11 million to 15 administrators, including $2 million to its CEO. Meanwhile, the hospital has more than 220 days of operating cash on hand.The union knows that the success of the strike depends on community and labor support. Organizations sending solidarity include nurses from New York and Massachusetts, a number of unions, International Socialist Organization, Democratic Socialists of America, and Vermont Workers Center. The Workers Center proposed an “Alliance in Support of UVMMC Nurses” with educational events and pickets. And taking a cue from the #RedforEd solidarity campaign, it launched #RedforMed, calling for pictures to be posted of supporters wearing red on the picket line. (Truthout.org, July 14)This recipe of broad community support and outreach to attack chronic understaffing and low wages is a teachable hallmark for all workers. It’s time to put patients above profits!Nike to raise women’s wages: goal is pay equityNike, the global, multibillion-dollar sportswear brand, connected the patriarchal dots after reports of workplace misconduct and discrimination against women surfaced. In a #MeToo moment, at least 11 senior managers were forced out after an investigation exposed widespread harassment and bias against women.More than 7,000 women workers, about 10 percent of Nike’s 74,000 employees worldwide, will get raises and opportunities for advancement. Nike characterizes its “adjustments” as establishing “a corporate culture ‘in which employees feel included and empowered,’” according to an internal July 23 staff memo quoted by the July 24 New York Times. After apologizing to the workforce for “missing signs of discontent,” Nike CEO Mark Parker pledged to change pay and management training programs to “reflect its goals of equal pay and work force diversity.”According to the Times, more than 100 large companies such as AT&T, Gap, Mastercard and Target have already announced they plan to review salaries annually and close the gender pay gap.Gee whiz, what took them so long. The movement for pay equity has been around for decades. But thanks to the #MeToo Movement, some CEOs finally got the memo!Disneyland theme park workers reach tentative agreementAbout 9,500 workers at Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney, represented by four labor unions in the Master Services Council, reached a tentative agreement on July 23. (For background, see WW article, May 28.) Disneyland Resort officials have proposed a 36 percent wage increase over a three-year contract for hourly workers at the attractions, stores, main entrance, costuming, bakery/confection, resort transportation and parking, custodial services and onsite distribution center. Under the proposal, the workers would make $15 an hour by 2020, which would be two years ahead of the state’s minimum wage standard.The agreement, still to be ratified by the workers, followed months of protests by employees, some of whom complained of earning poverty wages. As Artemis Bell, MSC bargaining committee member, noted: “Disney workers have been hiding in shame for too long, and it took us coming forward and taking a stand to make a real change.” (nbcbayarea.com, July 23)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


United Nations learns a lesson from Limerick’s volunteer spirit


first_imgFacebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsUnited Nations learns a lesson from Limerick’s volunteer spiritBy Alan Jacques – October 23, 2014 661 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Previous articleLimerick girl Sophie loses fight for lifeNext articleSarsfield House demolition to get Government approval Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSlimerickLimerick Volunteer CentreUnited Nations Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Paul Moriarty of the Limerick Volunteer CentreLIMERICK Volunteer Centre (LVC) gave a valuable lesson in social innovation to the United Nations in Geneva during a recent international conference on volunteering.Acting coordinator of Limerick Volunteer Centre, Paul Moriarty, spoke at the conference, which was hosted by the Russian Delegation to the UN. With representatives mainly from Europe, Africa and Asia, Paul flew the flag for the Treaty City during the two-day event.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bringing the rain with him, Paul still managed to brighten proceedings as he told representatives from NGOs and social organisations about LVC’s work through school volunteering programs, corporate programs, Third Level student programs and event stewarding as well as community amenity paint jobs and environmental clean ups across the county.“This year with Limerick hosting the Special Olympics and our designation as City of Culture we decided to introduce a special Volunteer Discount Card Scheme. The idea being to empower voluntary organisations with a very practical way to reward their volunteers,” Mr Moriarty explained.“We visited retailers across the city and county. We asked them if they would offer a special discount to card carrying volunteers. As a result 86 retailers have so far signed up,” he said.According to Mr Moriarty, the Russian Federation is particularly interested in the whole field of volunteering. He maintains that unlike Ireland volunteering is not as ingrained in the culture of many former Eastern bloc countries.“The lines between social volunteering and mandatory duty were blurred during the era of Communism. Although this situation is improving there is still a challenge to former Communist States in selling the benefits of volunteering. By all measures, be they economic, health or happiness, volunteering is proven to be of great benefit to society as well as to the volunteers themselves,” he enthused.For more details on LVC log onto www.volunteerlimerick.ie.last_img read more


NPHET meet to discuss week one of Level 5


first_img Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous article1,330 Donegal people on waiting list for driving testNext articleInishowen Innovation Hub brought to life in new video News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter By News Highland – October 29, 2020 The National Public Health Emergency Team meet this morning to discuss the first week of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions.The national 14-day incidence rate has now dipped below 300 for the first time in over a week as case numbers continue to fall.There were 20 new confirmed cases in Donegal yesterday while the county’s incidence rate is 312.8.There are calls on the Government to adopt the EU traffic light travel system as quickly as possible – as the industry is dealing with a death blow.Infectious Disease expert Dr Eoghan De Barra doesn’t believe now is the right time to allow international travel to resume:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/debarra8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp NPHET meet to discuss week one of Level 5 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more


Shooting outside Oklahoma Walmart leaves 3 dead including suspect


first_imgGoogle Maps Street View(DUNCAN, Oklahoma) — Three people are dead, including the suspect, from a shooting outside an Oklahoma Walmart Monday morning, state police said.The incident unfolded in Duncan, about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City.Walmart confirmed that the shooting, described as an isolated incident, occurred in the parking lot.No employees were injured, the company said.“As this is an active police investigation, we are currently referring additional questions to Law Enforcement and assisting however possible,” Walmart said in a statement:Just last week, a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, reopened months after a mass shooting there. The El Paso store was temporarily closed following the Aug. 3 shooting where 22 people were killed. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


‘Real progress’ in buildings sector praised by the HSE


first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has acknowledged ‘real progress’ bythe construction sector in meeting a series of action plans designed to improvestaff protection through training. Kevin Myers, chief inspector of construction at the HSE, presenting hissecond report to Health and Safety Minister Nick Brown, said: “There isevidence of real progress in delivering the action plans. The drive towards afully-qualified workforce is producing some real changes. We are beginning tosee benefits that challenge the perception that a highly-mobile workforcecannot really be trained and competent in health and safety.” The report covers the period from December 2001 to November 2002, focusing onthe industry’s progress in introducing action plans agreed at the constructionsummit in 2001. The industry set a number of targets to improve the safety record in thesector. These included a reduction in fatalities and major injuries by 40 per cent by2005 (66 per cent by 2010), and a reduction in work-related ill health by 20per cent by 2005 (50 per cent by 2010). ‘Real progress’ in buildings sector praised by the HSEOn 14 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more


USA: Remus 100 UUV Lost at Sea


first_img View post tag: lost Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Remus 100 UUV Lost at Sea View post tag: UUV One of the U.S. Navy’s battery-powered vehicles has been lost in the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City, News Herald informs.Naval command lost contact with the 6-feet long Remus 100 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle on Thursday night during a training exercise.The UUV was heading north after the loss of communication and it could have hit shore, according to the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center’s press release.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 11, 2012; Image: Kongsberg December 11, 2012 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 100 View post tag: Navycenter_img Equipment & technology View post tag: REMUS View post tag: sea View post tag: Naval USA: Remus 100 UUV Lost at Sea Share this articlelast_img read more


Oxford donors examined


first_imgIn 1989 the French stockmarket watchdog, Commission des Opérations de Bourse, concluded that George Soros had not violated insider trading laws, after he purchased a large amount of shares in Société Générale, a French banking group, just before its sale. The insider trading laws were amended in 1990 to include third parties, and Soros was convicted in 2002, the only one out of the three on trial.The judges also ordered Soros to pay back the €2.2 million profits he had obtained from the share purchases and the following sale. The fine was reduced to €940,000 after a 2007 decision by France’s Supreme Court.Following his conviction, Soros made several appeals to the European Court of Human Rights, basing his case in part on his claim that the law had been amended specifically because of him, and was thus unfair. The ECHR rejected all of his appeals, with the latest decision made in March of this year.Michael Vachon, Advisor to the Chairman at Soros Fund Management (SFM), told Cherwell, “With respect to the Société Générale case, Mr Soros continues to maintain that he engaged in no insider trading.” Ron Soffer, his lawyer said, “The investigation started in 1989. The appeals trial occurred in 2004. How can you call witnesses and ask them about what happened in 1988?”Soros has donated more than $8 billion (just over £5 billion) over the past 30 years to promote democracy, foster free speech, improve education and fight poverty around the world. He also recently declared that he would be donating $27.4 million over the next five years to the Millennium Villages program, a United Nations project based in Africa that aims to alleviate poverty.Corpus Christi College’s £1 million auditorium was wholly funded by a donation from Saudi-Austrian businessman Sheikh Mohammed bin Issa al Jaber. Mr al Jaber is a UNESCO special envoy, and has backed female education in Saudi Arabia. His personal foundation, the MBI Foundation, has pioneered a scholarship programme that enables Israeli and Palestinian students to study together. The MBI al Jaber Building was opened in 2009. In recognition of his gift, al Jaber was awarded an honorary fellowship by the college. Presenting the accolade, the University’s Chancellor, Lord Christopher Patten of Barnes, praised al Jaber as, “a man of the highest distinction in business and educational philanthropy”.Other recent large donations include the £75m donation by Russian-born US citizen Leonard Blavatnik in 2010 towards the new Blavatnik School of Government, and £26m this year from Mica Ertegun, the widow of the founder of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun, to support postgraduate humanities scholarships.In 2008, the University ran the risk of losing one of their most prominent donors after refusing to accept a £1 million, four tonne, ten foot monument of Conservative MP George Cooke, from Israeli multi-millionaire Zvi Meitar. The Times reported that the tycoon was threatening to withdraw his support after the University rejected his offer.When vetting donations, the University takes into account donors who might be seen to have a “tarnished reputation”. Their policy states, “The University will consider gifts from that donor if the behaviour which led to the donor’s reputation being tarnished has clearly ceased.” The guidelines also include more specific regulations. For instance, donations from those “actively working in the tobacco industry” will not be accepted.The University declined to comment when contacted by Cherwell.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%5614%%[/mm-hide-text]Freedom Of Information (FOI) requests made by Cherwell also revealed that during 2009-2011 there were 517 total donations made to the University over the amount of £10,000. 83 out of these donations were made wholly or partly to the Ashmolean Museum. This is over 16% of all donations made to the University. Oxford University’s multi-million pound annual list of donors has revealed that two of the University’s major donors have been respectively accused of bribery and convicted of violating insider trading laws.Three 2009 diplomatic cables from the then US Ambassador to Uganda, Jerry P. Lanier, released by WikiLeaks in 2010, contained allegations by rival British firm Tullow Oil that Italian industrial company Eni SpA had bribed senior Ugandan government officials.Eni made a multi-million pound contribution to Oxford’s Saïd Business School in the 2009/10 University year. The record of donors who had given above £100,000 to the University in this period lists Eni as a donor who has given £1,000,000 – £9,999,999 to the University.The cables Lanier sent to Washington DC claimed that Eni had bribed then-Security Minister Amama Mbabazi and then-Energy Minister Hilary Onek to favour Eni over Tullow Oil in the sale of recently discovered oil assets in the country. One of the cables read, “Tullow Oil claims senior Ugandan government officials were ‘compensated’ to support the sale of a partner/rival firm’s exploration and production rights to Italian oil company ENI.”Lanier also said, “If Tullow’s allegations are true – and we believe they are – then this is a critical moment for Uganda’s nascent oil sector.” Onek is currently Minister for Internal Affairs. Mbabazi, the incumbent Ugandan Prime Minister, has been previously implicated in other corruption scandals. Both the two ministers and Eni SpA have denied all allegations.A spokesperson for Eni SpA said, “We do not have anything to add to our position, which as we say we have already publicly expressed. With regard to our support for academia, Eni supports academic research at various different Universities around the world, including Oxford where our support is for scholarships, research and executive training initiatives.”Meanwhile, George Soros, the famed investor and philanthropist, donated $5 million (around £3.2 million pounds) to the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), opened in April 2012 by Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton. Professor Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School said that [email protected] will address “some of the greatest economic challenges we face.”center_img Meanwhile, 74 out of the 517 donations made to the University were for the Bodleian libraries. In particular, donations were directed to the Bodleian Law Library. Most of the donations were directed towards a specific faculty (again the Faculty of Law achieved over 30 donations) and the larger donations towards larger institutions such as the Saïd Business School (there were three donations over £1 million made to the School).However, some more specific donations were directed towards “the archiving of the Tolkien papers both at the Bodleian Libraries”, “for the Heberden Coin Room at the Ashmolean Museum” and “for the acquisition of the Kafka Letters to Ottla Archive at the Bodleian Libraries”.Overall, the University has received 162 donations that are each over £100,000 in value. Donations of this size must first be approved by the University’s Committee to Review Donations (CRD), which, amongst other guidelines, ensures that donors have a good reputation and wholly genuine motivations. 356 donations of less of £100,000 each were accepted outside of CRD scrutiny.In the majority of cases, the University has been hugely successful in attracting philanthropic aid. Oxford Thinking, the University’s fundraising campaign passed its initial target of £1.25 billion earlier this year, having currently raised £1.3 billion. Established in May 2004, this is the shortest time taken by a European univer- sity to reach such a target. 36% of this total came from previous alumni, with some of the most prominent donations emerging from those with no previous affiliation with the University.Individual colleges are also capable of attracting similar sums. Cherwell reviewed the amount of money donated to Oxford colleges over the past three years and discovered that out of the college responses Christ Church received the highest amount in donations with an average of £1,278,500 donations a year. Balliol came a close second with an average of £1,125,500 a year and University College was third with an average of £1,027,750.St John’s received a surprisingly low amount of donations, only receiving £188,250 on average over the past three years considering that their financial endowment in 2010 was valued at £313,319,000. Donations of over £10,000 to Jesus College increased from 17 in 2008/9 to 31 in 2009/10.Christ Church JCR President Oluwatosin Oyetunji commented, “We have a very strong Alumni relations office, and I am glad to see positive results. I suppose people enjoy their time at Christ Church and are happy to donate after they leave.”Correction: This article has been amended to accurately reflect the philanthropic work of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and the MBI Al Jaber Foundation. Cherwell apologises for any distress caused to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and the Trustees of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation by the original version of this article.last_img read more


Steamy Days Mean Chill Time in O.C.


first_imgPaul Wermuth, of Folsom, Pa., and his wife, Jill, take their daughter, Elaina, 3, for a stroll at the water’s edge. By Maddy VitaleJust listening to reports that temperatures would soar into the high 90s over the weekend was the perfect reason for families to head to Ocean City for a quick getaway to escape the heat and get in the water.Beachgoers, surfers and ocean kayakers enjoyed the mild water temperatures on Saturday. Others strolled along the Boardwalk, ate ice cream and pizza and checked out some shops and eateries. Everyone seemed to have one of three things in mind — air conditioning, ocean breezes and dips in the water. Relief by any one of those ways seemed to please the throngs of visitors who headed down for the weekend, a day trip or for a pre-planned weeklong vacation.Dana DeFillipps, of Morris Plains, N.J., and her husband, John, with their children, John, 5, and Carmen, 4, keep cool in an arcade.Dana DeFillipps, of Morris Plains, N.J., her husband, John, and their children, John, 5, and Carmen, 4, headed down to Ocean City for the day with the plan of going anywhere that meant they would stay cool. “We will take the boys for ice cream, maybe get a cold lemonade. Just keep cool,” Dana said.They began with an arcade, where the boys kept themselves amused. Their next stop would be Gillian’s Wonderland Pier.“The kids love the rides,” Dana said. “We love to come down. We’ve made a lot of memories here.”And if they were home on the scorcher of a day, John remarked that they would likely be in a pool. While John and Dana sipped on smoothies, the kids played “Ice Man,” a game where the players squirt water to “freeze” zombies.Dana joked that she wouldn’t mind getting squirted with the water guns. “It is hot out,” she said with a laugh. Beachgoers fill the surfing beach at Seventh Street.Jill Wermuth, of Folsom, Pa., and her husband, Paul, brought their 3-year-old daughter, Elaina, for a day at the beach.“We’ll probably go swimming in a little bit,” Jill said. “It’s really the only way to keep cool.”Elaina giggled as she played in the sand at the water’s edge alongside her parents and her grandmother, Connie Wermuth, of Philadelphia.Paul, who grew up vacationing in Ocean City, said he wants to make Ocean City their family tradition as well. Families such as the Frosts took time out from lounging on the beach to make some sand art.Melanie Frost, of Bucks County, Pa., her husband, Eric, and their daughter, Kayla, 4, play in the sand.Melanie Frost and her husband, Eric, of Bucks County, Pa., brought their children, Kayla, 4, and 11-month-old son, Nicholas, down for the weekend to stay at Eric’s parents’ home. “We always come down on the weekends,” Melanie said. “Kayla really likes it down here.”The only problem was the air conditioning broke sometime overnight.“It gives us a great reason to get out of the house and have a fun beach day,” Eric noted, as he carved out a hole in the sand for Kayla to create a masterpiece.The family, who came down Friday night, planned on heading up to the Boardwalk later for some amusements.“Kayla loves the little roller coaster,” Eric said.From left, Stephanie Shick, of Bethlehem, Pa., her friend, Dale Brown, also of Bethlehem, and Shick’s mom, Diane Sames, of Quakertown, Pa., enjoy a refreshing ice cream on the Boardwalk.While no one would argue that the ocean is a top refresher, there is just something about taking a lick of an ice cream that chills the body, even on a steamy day.Stephanie Shick, of Bethlehem, Pa., her mom, Diane Sames, of Quakertown, Pa., and Shick’s friend, Dale Brown, also of Bethlehem, had a perfect idea after a walk on the Boardwalk during their weeklong vacation.“We’ve been coming here for 20 years,” Sames said of her and her family. “This was definitely a good week to come down.”Before their ice cream melted, the three women sat on a bench and began to indulge in their vanilla-chocolate twists.It was just another way that people in Ocean City were able to beat the heat on the sweltering Saturday.Beachgoers take advantage of the mats that keep the scorching sands from burning their feet.Kayakers and surfers share the ocean on the steamy day.last_img read more