Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgEveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEveready East Africa Limited manufactures and markets a range of portable power products in Kenya as well as exports products to countries in the East Africa sub-region. Its extensive product range includes dry cell and carbon zinc primary, alkaline and rechargeable batteries; flashlights and portable lanterns; automotive batteries, and CFL and incandescent bulbs sold under the Turbo brand name. Eveready East Africa has a division which supplies batteries and accessories for motor vehicles and trucks. A side division manufactures and sells a range of washing detergents, household bleaches, surface cleaners and fabric softeners under the Clorox and Everclean brands. Formerly known as Eveready East Africa Limited, the company changed its name to Eveready East Africa Plc in 2016. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Eveready East Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Community Enterprise: A Business Planning Workbook for the Social Economy

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 19 January 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Community Enterprise: A Business Planning Workbook for the Social Economylast_img read more

Suspension of a film weekly review

first_img June 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en January 25, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Suspension of a film weekly review IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Reporters sans Frontières reminds that Iran is holding today the infamous record for being the biggest prison for the journalists of the Middle East. Twenty journalists are behind bars. Most of them have not been tried after months of imprisonment. According to the vice-minister of Islamic Culture and Orientation, more than fifty newspapers (among which twenty-four dailies) have been shut down since March 2000 regardless of the student press. Ali Khamenei, Guide of the Islamic Republic, is one of the freedom predators listed around the world by RSF. News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News Follow the news on Iran In a letter addressed to ayatollah Sharoudi, head of magistracy, Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) protested against the suspension of a film weekly review Cinema Jahan. “For two years now, the authorities have been laying into all publication genres: political, student and cinema”, declared Robert Ménard, general secretary of the organisation. “We ask you to reconsider your decision”, he added. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 to go further On 30 December 2000 already, the editor in chief of a cultural review Cinama-Varzech was arrested and sentenced to four months imprisonment. News March 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation According to the information gathered by RSF, the Iranian justice suspended on January 24 the film weekly review Cinema Jahan (Cinema of the world) upon a charge laid by the courthouse of the province of Teheran. The judge Saïd Mortezavi is prosecuting the newspaper manager for “slanderous publications disturbing public opinion and generating tense and insecure relationships in the world of press”, “publications going against proper conduct” and “misuse of woman’s representation”. February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Liam Fitzgerald and the Junior Cup Kings #Thomond #Limerick #Munster #Rugby

first_imgTwitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads 29 November 2014; Thomond team at half-time. Munster Senior Cup Quarter Final, Young Munster V Thomond. Tom Clifford Park, Limerick, Co Limerick. Credit: Conor Wyse.Photo Credit: Conor WyseSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick is famous for its proud rugby tradition. From the early 1900’s to the present day, intense rivalries on the pitch have led to great stories and friendships off it. As part of his series on the the seven senior All Ireland League rugby clubs based in Limerick, Daragh Frawley turns his attention to Division 2B side, Thomond RFC.“I REMEMBER going to the games back in day with the late Pat Lawlor and the Leinster teams could batter you, especially when you were away from home. If they got a score early there would be a pasting.“They had the silky football but they didn’t understand cup rugby. It was different. The Limerick clubs knew how to play cup rugby and it was a rude awakening for the rest of the country.Those are the words of life-long Thomond RFC man John Hartery, who has been at the club since 1971. Understanding cup rugby from a Leinster perspective was difficult, but any team that played Thomond knew exactly what it was all about when leaving Fitzgerald Park.The Legendary Liam Fitzgerald. The term legend is thrown around an awful lot, but there is no doubt that Liam Fitzgerald is deserving of the title.A Thomond man through and through, Fitzgerald was one of the most formidable men in the club, both on and off the pitch.“The grounds were named after Liam Fitzgerald because he was an unbelievable servant to the club”, explains Hartery.“He started out as a player in the late 1950s, became club captain in the 1963/64 season and held the presidency in 1984/85.“He was known for being a tireless worker on and off the pitch and would spend his annual two-week vacation above in the club digging drains and helping out in any way possible. He would go round on his bike and collect the gear in the Good Shepard Convent.“He was a quiet man but at the same time he was an absolute legend and a phenomenal clubman.The Golden EraEvery club in Limerick has had a golden era, and for many Thomond supporters theirs would be the junior team of the 1980’s.Winning seven Junior Cups over three decades between the 70’s and the 90’s, both Hartery and current head coach Ger Casey explained the path taken by the men in blue.“The 1971 team broke the mould. We had been knocking on the door for a while, but they set the standard by beating Garryowen in the final 6-3 that year.“After that there were a lot of semi-final defeats, which were incredibly frustrating. We won it again in 1980 beating UCC and for the next decade or so we were mixing it with the best.And that they certainly were. After winning the Junior Cup in 1980, they went on to win it again in ‘81, ‘85, ‘89, ‘90 and ‘91. They would also go on to win two Charity Cups in the 80’s, which was a monumental achievement for a junior club.“The tradition after a Junior Cup win on a Sunday was taking two days off work, going around for a couple days with the trophy visiting public houses.“Throughout the golden era the main drivers of the club’s success were Sean McNamara, Donal McMahon and John Bromell. Between them they would have given 30 years of coaching to the club.“Sean Mc is credited with introducing the rolling maul to Thomond, and all our teams were built around a good pack and then you’d run the ball in April if it suited!“We kept applying for senior club status but there was no meritocracy. There was a vote in the Munster branch but senior clubs dominated that at the time. We were essentially knocking on a door that was never going to be opened”, explained Hartery.As Thomond were completing their famous three-in-a-row, the All Ireland League came to be, but being a junior club meant that they would have to bide their time before getting a shot in the big leagues.The AIL Players leaving clubs in all codes for bigger and better things happens by nature, and with Thomond remaining as a junior team, many players left for the lure of Senior rugby.“They were moving up a level, in the 70s and 80’s it was to Bohs, and because of the team being blocked from gaining senior status, players undoubtedly left as a result.On the Young Munster’s team that won the AIL in 1993, four Thomond players were in the squad (Ger Copley, Ger Earls, Niall McNamara and Aidan O’Halloran). It’s not bitter by any means, but that was the reality of being a junior team”, explained Hartery.“We didn’t get the opportunity to play in the AIL until it became a four division league, and we finally got the break through in 2000.  The team went through the qualifiers at the time and came second in the round robin stage, winning a playoff to gain senior status and we have been in the AIL ever since.Recalling how big rugby was in Limerick in the 80’s and 90’s in the build up to the AIL, both Hartery and Casey describe it as “the be all and end all”.“The crowds at the games during the 80’s and 90’s were unreal. John played in the ‘91 junior cup final against Garryowen and there were 4,000 people in Thomond Park.“When the AIL came in, everything transitioned to the senior game, and on a Saturday at the big AIL games it was standing room only across the grounds in Limerick City.“I remember Young Munster and a few other senior teams flying up to games. Thomond would fly on the New York flight that would stop in Shannon and go on to Belfast. That was in ‘01,’02, and ’03.You read that correctly. Thomond RFC used to fly to away AIL games in the north on a Boeing 747 (but they would come back down on a bus!).Asked if they ever thought the AIL was going to be as big as it was in the 1990’s, both found it hard to envisage in the beginning.“In 1995 and 1996, the inter provincial matches were second fiddle to the AIL. There was no Pro12 or Celtic League and the European Cup was in its infancy.Above: Munster’s Keith Earls“The AIL gathered momentum and as Ger said, there were thousands in Thomond Park and the stars were playing in the AIL.Looking at the AIL now, Hartery believes that the league has plateaued and that it won’t go any lower.Casey is of the same opinion but believes that there can be improvements made to make the AIL more attractive.“The league needs to be looked at. There needs to be the edge to local derby games that was there in previous times.“The drop-out rate from age 20-23 is scandalous and it needs to be looked at too. Of course, the clubs have suggestions but, at the end of the day, Munster and Ireland get their players from the clubs and if there is a sacrifice that needs to be made from the  ‘A’ games then it should happen”.Above: Thomond pack down against Sligo last seasonThe ‘A’ argument.With the B&I argument coming up unsurprisingly (it has been a permanent fixture in the interviews with all clubs thus far), both Casey and Hartery had their say on the matter.Hartery, who is involved with Munster as well as Thomond, stated: “I can categorically say that Munster want guys playing rugby. They don’t want gym bunnies sitting at home on a Saturday playing PlayStation. They want them to play.“Conor Murray, David Kilcoyne, Tommy O’Donnell, Dave Foley – as well as a whole host of others who are currently playing with Munster – all played B&I cup.“There is ongoing discussion surrounding the AIL in relation to the matter and there is a possibility that it could change.Ger Casey believes that players based in academies should play more frequently in the All Ireland League.“Guys in the academy with Munster playing senior rugby in the AIL would benefit all sides in my opinion. AIL experience is what guys need and I have no doubt they’ll get better from it.If we produce players in Thomond and they go to a higher level so be it. It would be beneficial to all. We aren’t a feeder club; we want to play and to compete.What we can offer them is senior rugby instead of disappearing into 20’s or seconds rugby. If they prosper here we’d shake hands with them if they wanted to move on to a 1A or 1B club, but the players need to be playing across all senior AIL sides.Taking the good with the badOf the many memorable days at Thomond, the opening of the new clubhouse is up there with the best for Hartery.“Seeing the clubhouse open was a red-letter day, and winning the ‘91 Junior Cup as a player was up there too. But above those I think going senior in 2000, for all the fellas that tried over the years, it was great to finally get the recognition for them.For Casey it’s much the same. “Almost 15 years to the day from playing in the playoff game to go senior, we got promoted two years ago when I was coaching so that was an unreal feeling”.On the other side of the coin, getting relegated last year is fresh in the memory for both, with the Junior Cup semi final defeats in the 70’s against Highfield and Waterpark sticking out for Hartery.Above: Dermot Fitzgerald was key in Thomond’s charge for promotion two seasons ago Looking ahead“After a very difficult year which culminated in relegation from division 2A, head coach Ger Casey is excited by what he describes as a challenging season ahead.“We want to consolidate where we are and stop the drift of players from the club. Last season was very, very difficult for a combination of reasons, but we’ve parked that and we’re aiming to kick on now.“We want to get promoted but we know we need a platform and a positive early start in the league is key. We have ambition and it is a really exciting time for the club. With Davy Quinlivan coming on board as player coach in the forwards, it’s a huge plus as he’ll bring a lot to the table with his experience.“We will also be expanding the grounds under the regeneration scheme, and have a top class clubhouse and gym, so off the field we are good nick too.“With President Leon Ledger and Chairman of Rugby Danny Coady, the club is in good hands.Being a Thomond manFor Hartery being a Thomond man is all about pride.“I’m born and bred Thomond and I’ve lived here for a large part of my life. When you wear the jersey, you play with your brothers, your mates, your school friends. Everyone who plays here does so with huge pride and there is toughness in the jersey.“When teams come here they know what they are going to get, and to be part of it is something special. There is a loyalty here, fellas that have a constant name in the club that has been carried on through generations, the likes of the Ryans, Coadys, Harterys, O’ Donnells and O’ Mahonys. The nucleus that was here is still here and it is something to be very proud of. WhatsApp Email Facebook NewsLiam Fitzgerald and the Junior Cup Kings #Thomond #Limerick #Munster #RugbyBy Staff Reporter – August 19, 2016 1477 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img Previous articleGAA – Limerick and All Ireland Champions in dangerNext articleThe challenging clamour of Animal Farm Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSAILfeaturedlimerickMunsterRugbyThomond last_img read more

The (Empire) State of Mortgage-Backed Securities

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market December 9, 2019 1,345 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / The (Empire) State of Mortgage-Backed Securities Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles The (Empire) State of Mortgage-Backed Securities Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 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. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Paul Volcker, Namesake of ‘Volcker Rule,’ Dies at 92 Next: Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: 2020 Housingcenter_img New York RMBS 2019-12-09 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: New York RMBS  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save According to Fitch Ratings, New York’s six-year statute of limitations (SOL) for rep and warranty (R&W) breach claims does not materially increase risk for investors in most post-crisis non-agency U.S. RMBS issued to date due to upfront third-party due diligence.As Fitch notes, most U.S. RMBS R&W agreements are governed in the state of New York, but if issuers migrate to a smaller upfront diligence sample for future U.S. RMBS, Fitch will place greater significance on the breach review performance triggers to mitigate against the six-year limit.“Third-party due diligence prior to the transaction close is expected to mitigate much of the risk of the six-year SOL for most post-crisis RMBS,” Fitch says. “The average sample size on Fitch-rated transactions since 2010 is approximately 90% of the mortgage pool (with most issuers providing due diligence results on 100% of the mortgage pool), which significantly reduces the risk of loans with R&W breaches being included in the securitized pool.”Fitch views an automatic delinquency review trigger as a strong mitigating factor to a reduced upfront due diligence sample size. Fitch assumes more than 75% of borrower defaults occur within six years of origination. Additionally, defaults that occur after year six are more likely to be the result of life events and less likely to be related to underwriting defects at origination that could be eligible for a repurchase.By contrast, non-prime RMBS transactions by contrast have weaker breach review triggers and are consequently more dependent on upfront due diligence to identify manufacturing defects. Non-prime RMBS transactions do not include an automatic review trigger for delinquent loans. As such, they typically only require a review when a realized loss is related specifically to an Ability-to-Repay claim. All other breach review actions rely on a bondholder vote.”All Fitch-rated Non-Prime RMBS issued to date have had 100% upfront diligence to help mitigate the risk,” Fitch adds. “Additionally, Fitch increases credit enhancement on any transaction without an automatic breach review trigger to further protect investors.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Breaking: Major incident on-going in Strabane

first_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Breaking: Major incident on-going in Strabane By News Highland – February 27, 2020 Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications There are reports of a major on-going incident in Strabane. It’s understood that there is a large police presence in the town dealing with the incident which involves a number of people.There are reports that tensions flared after a funeral there this morning with armed police on scene.There are no further details at present. Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleStorm Jorge: Orange weather alert issued for DonegalNext articleTwo men arrested following incident in Strabane News Highland WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApplast_img read more

New FEI CSI 5* Added to the 2021 Calendar in West Virginia

first_img SIGN UP A new event at a new show jumping venue ‒ the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV ‒ will be the site of an FEI CSI 5* and CSI 2* on October 13-17, 2021.The ArenaMend Classic will take place at the spectacular five-star Greenbrier Resort, which until last year hosted a major tournament on the PGA golf tour. With stunning views of the Allegheny mountain range, the vision for this horse show with a limited number of competitors (50 5* riders and 60 2* riders) is to offer a ‘destination weekend’ experience for the riders and their families (it is unlikely at this point that large crowds would be allowed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic). Alan Wade of Ireland will be handling the course designing duties. Livestreaming will be offered so viewers all over North America can watch the high-performance international action.Organizer Dan Carr, owner of ArenaMend, a sustainable organic footing company, and the former CEO of the now-defunct Palm Beach Masters Series, hopes to combine world-class show jumping with the resort’s wide array of sporting activities ‒ from trail riding, falconry, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking and even glass-blowing.The ArenaMend Classic joins 10 other FEI CSI5* shows on the USEF calendar and will offer prize money of $711,200. More details will be published as they become available. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email*center_img Horse Sport Enews More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Tags: show jumping, ArenaMend Classic, Dan Carr, Greenbrier Resort, last_img read more

O.C. Happenings: Baby Parade, Pops Tribute Concerts

first_imgThe Ocean City Baby Parade returns for the 110th time on Thursday, Aug. 8.The annual tradition offers a chance for parents to show off Ocean City’s newest generation. The parade features children (ages 10 and under) cruising the Ocean City Boardwalk in themed strollers, wagons and floats. It starts at Sixth Street with children finishing at the Music Pier (at Moorlyn Terrace) and all other entries continuing to 14th Street.Online registration is now open for entries: www.ocnj.us/babyparade.Participants also can sign up at the Welcome Center on the ground floor of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. Entry fee is $5 per child, and the registration deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6.Entries are open for bands, dance groups, cheer squads, special guests, community groups and businesses to participate. A special unit application is also available at www.ocnj.us/babyparade.Ocean City Pops TributesThe Ocean City Pops will “travel” across the pond to the United Kingdom on Sunday, July 28, for an evening that puts the spotlight on British composers, musicians and culture. The “British Are Coming” show will feature the songs of Elton John, the Beatles and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and classical composers such as Ralph Vaughn Williams and Gustav Holst. Show time is 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.On Sunday, Aug. 4, the Pops will celebrate “Jersey Boys & Girls.” The concert will honor iconic artists from the Garden State: Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Frankie Valli, Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Lesley Gore and more.Expect such hits as “That’s Life!,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “My Way,” “Alfie,” “I Will Always Love You.” Show time is 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. The Brandywine Singers, Chester County Pa.’s premier vocal ensemble, will join the Pops.Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609 399-6111 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office for tickets to these great shows.Families get ready for fun at Wacky Wednesday. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City)ALSO THIS WEEKJULY 24 –Wacky Wednesday – Christmas in July: Celebrate the holiday season in July with a special craft and a visit from Santa while he is in town on vacation. Dress in red and green to participate in our wacky Christmas-meets-summer fashion show. Contest is free. Limited to 150 participants. Open to all ages. Start time: 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier.JULY 24 – Broadway By Request: The Ocean City Pops provide a unique evening of musical theater entertainment spanning eight decades of music from the Broadway stage. 7:30 p.m. show at the Ocean City Music Pier. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609 399-6111 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.JULY 25 – OCBP Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Races: 34th Street Beach, 6:15 pm on July 25. Women representing the 15 beach patrols on the South Jersey coast will be competing in this annual invitational race. For more information, call 609-399-6111.JULY 25 – Masterworks Choir Concert: The Masterworks Choir and the Chanteuse Singers will present John Rutter’s Mass of the Children in a free concert at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church (8th Street and Central Ave.) 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 609-399-2988.JULY 26 and 27 –The Wedding Singer (The Musical): This production features Ocean City Theatre Company’s High School Junior Company. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, “The Wedding Singer” has a new score that does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609 399-6111 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office for tickets.JULY 29 – Jon Anderson of YES: Backed by an all-star band, Anderson brings his best tour to-date to Ocean City to perform the music of YES, songs from his new album, 1000 Hands, and much more. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets, please visit Ticketmaster.Competitors dash into the surf during the Longport Women’s Lifeguard Races this month. (Photos courtesy of Dale Braun)COMING UP THIS SUMMERJULY 30 – Children’s Theatre Series: How I Became a Pirate: The Ocean City Theatre Company presents a fantastic musical excursion based on the book by Melinda Long. Show time is 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609 399-6111 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office for tickets ($10 in advance, $12 day-of).JULY 31 – Wacky Wednesday – Mystery Bag: Participants will receive a brown paper bag filled with random supplies. The mission: Create an object, sculpture or unique work of art using everything in the bag. Contest is free. Limited to 150 participants. Open to all ages. Start time is 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier.JULY 31 – Twins Contest: Prizes for those who look the most and least alike. Open to all ages. Registration is free and begins at 5:30 p.m. Contest begins at 6 p.m. in front of the Music Pier.AUGUST 1 – Sand Sculpting Contest: Registration is free and begins at 9 a.m. at the Sixth Street Beach for this informal family-friendly event. Judging takes place by 11 a.m. For more information, call 609-399-6111.AUGUST 1 – 14th Street Fishing Pier Open House: The Ocean City Fishing Club invites the public to visit the privately owned pier 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Visitors are asked to bring non-perishable food items or make a cash donation to the local Ocean City Food Cupboard. The club collected 82 pounds of food and $200 for the Food Cupboard at a recent Open House on July 18.Ocean City Fishing Club Pier at 14th Street will host an open house.AUGUST 1 to 3 – The 19th Annual Art of Surfing Festival: This free family event features original art from surfing’s biggest names, live music, and a chance to meet artists from across the country.AUGUST 2 to 4 – 57th Annual Boardwalk Art Show: Leading artists from throughout the East Coast exhibit and sell their work on the Boardwalk between Eighth Street and 13th Street. Traditionally an ideal place to buy fine artwork at reasonable prices. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.AUGUST 3 – Ocean City Cars and Coffee: Exotic, classic and unique automobiles will be on display at this free event on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle (500 block of Asbury Avenue) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Rain date is August 10. For more information visit, www.ocnjcarsandcoffee.com.AUGUST 5 – Lou Gramm of Foreigner: Lou Gramm, the original voice of Foreigner, teams up with ASIA, featuring John Payne, for an exciting night of rock featuring all the Foreigner and ASIA hits you know and love. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets, please visit Ticketmaster.AUGUST 6 – Pamper Scamper: Ocean City’s annual baby crawling race is free and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Contest begins at 9 a.m. at the Sixth Street Beach. For babies up to 15 months old. For more information, call 609-399-6111.AUGUST 6 to 9 – “Newsies”: The Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Theatre Company present a musical based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story. Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken. Show times are 7:30 p.m. August 6, 7 and 9; and 2 p.m. August 8 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609 399-6111 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office for tickets. The cute factor will be high at the 2019 Ocean City Baby Parade in August. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City)last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Listen To BIG Something’s Slinky & Haunting New Song, “Smoke Signal”

first_imgBIG Something is currently gearing up for the release of their fifth full-length studio album, The Otherside, which is due out on April 20th and serves as a follow-up to the band’s well-received record, 2017’s Tumbleweed. If you haven’t heard of the six-piece powerhouse jam act out of Burlington, North Carolina, they’re certainly one to keep your eye on. In addition to being tapped as support for the likes of Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, The B52s, and others, BIG Something continues to climb festival lineups and curate stronger and stronger lineups for their own festival, The BIG What?Composed of Nick MacDaniels (Guitar, Vocals), Doug Marshall (Bass), Josh Kagel (Keys, Trumpet), Casey Cranford (Sax, EWI), Jesse Hensley (Lead Guitar), and Ben Vinograd (Drums), the six-piece ensemble offers up an infectious sound that draws on rock, pop, funk, and more. With roots in improvisation, BIG Something’s live shows take the group’s extensive catalog and transform it, stretching and segueing in between tunes in an innovative way that will impress even the stodgiest and most traditional of jam band fans. Today, BIG Something debuts a brand-new tune, “Smoke Signal”, off the upcoming The Otherside. Sitting squarely in the center of the eight-song album, “Smoke Signal” stands out for its slinky and laidback feel. At points, the song is haunting, playing off the song’s mellow groove and sometimes unsettling lyrics, which are a wonderful offering from MacDaniels. A saxophone solo from Cranford is another highlight of the tune, solidifying the smokey jazz-club imagery the tone of the song invites. As “Smoke Signal” continues, it builds to a shred-heavy peak featuring Hensley before the song ends with a reverb-heavy decrescendo.Drummer Ben Vinograd had this to say about the song:You can listen to BIG Something’s “Smoke Signal” below. If you like what you hear, you can snag The Otherside on April 20th via the band’s website here.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Upcoming BIG Something Tour Dates: 3/27 – Durango, CO @ The Animas City Theatre3/28 – Frisco, CO @ The Barkley Ballroom3/29 – Denver CO @ Bluebird Theater3/31 – Teton Village, WY @ Village Commons4/3 – Bozeman MT @ The Eagles Ballroom4/4 – Missoula MT @ Top Hat Lounge4/5 – Sandpoint ID @ The Hive4/6 – Sandpoint ID @ The Hive4/7 – Seattle WA @ Tractor Tavern4/10 – Boise ID @ Neurolux4/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Elevate4/13 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Schmiggity’s4/14 – Fort Collins CO @ Hodi’s Half Note4/18 – Montgomery, AL @ Capri Theatre4/19-21 – Live Oak, FL @ The Wanee Festival4/27 – Wilmington, NC @ The Big What? Wilmington4/28 – Wilmington, NC @ The Big What? Wilmington5/5 – North Charleston, SC @ Trondossa Music & Arts Festival5/25-27 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival5/31-6/2 – Minden, WV @ Mountain Music Festival6/15 – Augusta, GA @ Sky City *6/16 – Birmingham, AL @ Slicefest6/21-24 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival6/28-7/1 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival6/29 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues **7/14-15 – Telluride, CO @ The Ride Festival7/15 – Telluride CO @ The Night Ride @ Sheridan Opera House7/19-22 – Scranton, PA @ The Peach Festival8/16 – Pittsboro, NC @ The Big What?8/17 – Pittsboro, NC @ The Big What?8/18 – Pittsboro, NC @ The Big What?8/25 – Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival* w/ Too Many Zooz** w/ Umphrey’s McGeeView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

An American in Paris’ Brandon Uranowitz to Offer Live Periscope for Broadway.com on Opening Night

first_img Related Shows View Comments An American in Paris If you’ve joined us #liveatfive, you know Broadway.com thinks Periscope, Twitter’s new live video streaming app, is “‘​S Wonderful.” Now we’re getting Brandon Uranowitz to join in on the fun!The An American in Paris  star will be taking over Broadway.com’s Periscope account on the musical’s opening night on April 12. Keep an eye out on Twitter, so you can ask questions, send hearts and get a close-up view of all the live excitement backstage at the Palace Theatre followed by the celebration at the after–party.So put on some fancy duds, grab a glass of bubbly and pretend you’re at the swanky party with Uranowitz and his co-stars Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice and Max von Essen on their big night.  Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 9, 2016last_img read more