Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash: 3 cheap UK shares I’d buy in an ISA to make a million and retire early

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild owns shares of DS Smith. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Applegreen and DS Smith. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. It’s no surprise that investor appetite for UK shares remains pretty weak. The stock market crash may have happened months ago, but Covid-19 news flow continues to chill, fuelling the spectre of a long and painful economic recession.It’s clear that buyers of UK shares need to be extremely careful. Dividends have fallen like dominoes in 2020 as the outlook for corporate profits has imploded. FTSE 100 colossus BP’s decision to cut the dividend last week shows that the bloodbath is not yet over either, as companies large and small scramble to protect their balance sheets. Covid-19 could even sound the death knell for many UK shares like embattled retail property owner Hammerson.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Think like an ISA millionaire!That being said, I think those who’ve stopped buying shares completely are making a huge mistake. Those who do proper research and take care to build a balanced portfolio of financially sound UK shares can expect to hurdle the worst of the Covid-19 crisis and generate brilliant returns over the long run.I’d go one step further, in fact, and suggest that those who prefer not to invest today are wasting an exceptional opportunity to get rich with UK shares. They have a chance to buy quality stocks at rock-bottom prices and then watch them soar in value as economic conditions improve. This is how ISA millionaires who bought in at the depths of the 2008/09 financial crisis got rich in the last decade.3 ‘too-cheap-to-miss’ UK sharesThere’s a wealth of cheap UK shares that I think are too cheap to miss at current prices. Give me a few minutes to go through a few of my favourites:DS Smith of the FTSE 100 has fallen almost a third since the start of 2020. And as I type it trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11 times. I own this UK share and am thinking of buying more at current prices. Demand for its packaging may slip in the short term. But moves to embrace e-commerce and ‘greener’ packaging solutions should help set it up for great profits growth in the years ahead.I’d also buy JD Sports Fashion shares following its 20%+ price fall this year too. Okay, consumer spending will come under pressure in the near term. But I’m confident this FTSE 100 share will ride the recovery better than the broader retail (and clothing) sector. Athleisure is the fastest-growing sub-segment of the fashion segment. JD is a leader in this field and stocks the most exclusive lines on the high street. And the Footsie firm’s global expansion of recent years will help deliver stunning profits growth over the long run too.Those seeking undervalued UK shares should consider buying Applegreen as well, I feel. It’s dropped 30% in value in 2020 and now trades on a forward P/E ratio of just 10 times. The roadside convenience retailer has also been busy expanding overseas in recent years, chiefly through acquisition action in the UK and the US. This makes it a hot growth share to watch over the next decade. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Sunday, 9th August, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Stock market crash: 3 cheap UK shares I’d buy in an ISA to make a million and retire early I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Oklahoma: A Message from Bishop Ed about Charlottesville, Virginia

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma] My Sisters and Brothers in Christ: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Charlottesville, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Racial Justice & Reconciliation Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By now, many of you have heard the news or seen the horrific acts of violence from the political demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. Acts that have left one person dead and several others injured.As people of faith, we cannot let these actions occur without speaking out against the hatred, bigotry, and injustice perpetrated by those who commit these cruel and violent acts.We are a nation founded upon the principles that all people are created equal, regardless of race, gender, orientation, religious persuasion, or station in life. The violence and rhetoric witnessed today do not reflect these principles, they should be condemned in the strongest possible manner, and those responsible should be held accountable.I fear that we have lost the desire to live in community. I fear that the world has been telling us far too loudly, and for far too long, that our primary desire above all else should be promotion of self-interest. I fear that the opinion that the ends justify the means, has resulted in a common message that whatever course of action we see fit to use to accomplish our goals can be justified: dishonesty, hatred, violence, etc.My Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I write to you today to remind you that the world doesn’t have the final say! We have the ability and the power to change the trajectory in which we find our world and society. Through the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, our Savior, and with the power of the Holy Spirit, we can and will make a difference. We must not allow acts of violence, hatred, bigotry, and injustice to continue. We must speak out in love; extend a hand to our neighbor; give hope to the lost and cast aside. Together our voices can drown out the vicious rhetoric that has taken over our country; and we can create a new conversation.In the urgency of this moment, I ask your prayers for all who have been affected by today’s events. Pray for our first responders; medical personnel; victims and their loved ones; the community of Charlottesville; and all those affected by this situation. I ask you also, as our Lord Jesus Christ teaches us, to pray for those who commit these acts of injustice and violence that they may find amendment of heart, and be filled with a desire to live in the peace and love of Jesus Christ!I ask all congregations to include the Prayer for the Human Family in their worship services, and I ask you to pray with me now:O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Faithfully,+Bishop Ed Konieczny Rector Tampa, FL Posted Aug 14, 2017 Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Oklahoma: A Message from Bishop Ed about Charlottesville, Virginia Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

Charities seek more funding for HIV education

Howard Lake | 26 January 2001 | News  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Terrence Higgins Trust Lighthouse and the National Aids Trust, the two largest HIV/Aids charities in the UK, have called for more investment in public education to counter the rising rate of HIV infection, which is set to continue rising.Read Charities call for funds to tackle rise in HIV by Sarah Boseley at SocietyGuardian. Charities seek more funding for HIV education AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Advertisement read more

Council Roads Committee Chair seeks urgent meeting with Varadker

first_img Google+ By News Highland – August 11, 2011 Previous articleBishop Boyce hits out at reports that hundreds of children were abused in RaphoeNext articleHSE putting more counselling resources in place ahead of Raphoe audit publication News Highland Google+ Newsx Adverts Facebook Pinterest The Chair of Donegal County Council’s Roads Policy Committee is seeking an urgent meeting with Transport Minister Leo Varadker to discuss the suspension of a number of road projects in the county.Cllr Jack Murray says the manner in which news of the suspension broke earlier this week was disgraceful, with councillors and officials hearing the news on Highland Radio. Then, he claimed, when they rang the NRA, they were given different answers depending on who they spoke to.Cllr Murray says he’ll be asking the minister to reverse his decision, but isn’t anticipating a positive response…………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/jackm3pm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Council Roads Committee Chair seeks urgent meeting with Varadker Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Sushant Singh Rajput’s Friend Sends Legal Notice To Arnab Goswami, Republic TV Claiming Rs 200 Crore Damages

first_imgNews UpdatesSushant Singh Rajput’s Friend Sends Legal Notice To Arnab Goswami, Republic TV Claiming Rs 200 Crore Damages Nitish Kashyap14 Oct 2020 11:17 AMShare This – xLate actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Sandeep Kumar Singh has sent a legal notice to Arnab Goswami and Republic TV demanding Rs.200 crores for allegedly maligning his image in public and to delete and remove all the ‘malicious footage and articles’ against him telecast/published by the channel. Singh has also sought an apology in writing/video for Goswami’s ‘vexatious and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginLate actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Sandeep Kumar Singh has sent a legal notice to Arnab Goswami and Republic TV demanding Rs.200 crores for allegedly maligning his image in public and to delete and remove all the ‘malicious footage and articles’ against him telecast/published by the channel. Singh has also sought an apology in writing/video for Goswami’s ‘vexatious and frivolous’ allegations.Advocate Rajesh Kumar of R&R Law Associates has sent the notice to Republic TV and its Editor-in-Chief on behalf of Sandeep  Kumar Singh, who shared the notices on his instagram page.The notice cites various examples of when the channel and Arnab Goswami allegedly maligned him. Thereafter, the notice states-“The above statements, debates, programmes, news articles carried on your TV channel and digital platforms amounts to defamation both civil and criminal under section 499 of IPC punishable under section 500 of the Code.”The notice calls upon Republic TV and Arnab Goswami to drop, delete and remove all the malicious footage and articles telecasting forthwith against Sandeep Kumar Singh and tender unconditional apology in writing/video to him for the vexatious and frivolous allegations.The notice further calls upon to compensate to the tune of Rs 200 crores for allegedly maligning the image in public.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Protesters knock down Confederate statue on UNC campus

first_imgSara D. Davis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Demonstrators knocked down a controversial Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday, capping off a night that began as a peaceful protest, school officials said.The university said a group of protesters toppled the “Silent Sam” Confederate monument on campus at around 9 p.m. Monday as a part of a demonstration urging officials to remove the century-old statue.At least 250 protesters attended the rally, according to the university, but it’s unclear how many participated in the statue’s destruction.UNC Chancellor Carol Folt condemned the vandalism in a statement on Twitter after the incident, but said the school understood why people were frustrated.“The monument has been divisive for years, and its presence has been a source of frustration for many people not only on our campus but throughout the community,” Folt said. “However, last night’s actions were unlawful and dangerous, and we are very fortunate that no one was injured.”Police are investigating the incident and “assessing the full extent of the damage,” she added. There were no injuries reported.Some protesters carried anti-white supremacy banners, while other uttered chants like “hey, hey, ho, ho, this racist statue has got to go.”Video posted on social media showed a group draping the monument with a large white tarp, obstructing it from the cheering crowd’s view, before it came crashing down.The crowd roared as the bronze figure smashed against the concrete. Dozens of police officers surrounded the statue after protesters stomped on it and covered it with dirt. Gov. Roy Cooper’s office said it was in contact with local police and the university in the wake of the incident.“Governor Cooper has been in contact with local law enforcement and UNC officials regarding tonight’s rally and appreciates their efforts to keep people safe,” Cooper’s office said in a statement. “The Governor understands that many people are frustrated by the pace of change and he shares their frustration, but violent destruction of public property has no place in our communities.”Cooper proposed moving the Confederate-era monuments last year in the wake of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year that left one dead and 19 others injured.The August 2017 rally began over the planned removal of a monument of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

eMoov removes claim after latest complaint to ASA

first_imgHome » News » eMoov removes claim after latest complaint to ASA previous nextProducts & ServiceseMoov removes claim after latest complaint to ASACompany takes action after being contacted by watchdog.Nigel Lewis25th January 20170820 Views Online agent eMoov has altered an information panel on its website that claimed vendors were 34% more likely to sell with the company than traditional agents, and that it was the “leading digital estate agent”.This follows a complaint from a member of the public to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) last week.The complainant believed the claims made on eMoov’s site could not be substantiated and asked the Advertising Standards Authority to investigate.The ASA contacted eMoov, which agreed to remove the first claim and amend the second to read that it was ‘the best rated estate agent’ (although it now says ‘favourite’, see below) after eMoov provided evidence to the ASA that it had received an award to that effect from allAgents.co.uk. The case was then closed by the ASA without further action.The information on eMoov’s website as it appeared last month.How the same information on the eMoov website appears now Claims made on eMoov’s are becoming familiar fare for the adjudicators at the ASA. In September last year someone complained about the accuracy of its fee comparison tool, while during June it was asked to take down an advert that claimed the company ‘sold in 98%’ of UK postcodes’, while in June 2015 a similar complaint pointed out a claim that it “achieves 99% of the asking price”.Online portals in general are regularly featured within ASA rulings and informally-resolved cases including, most recently, Purplebricks, YOPA, eMoov, EweMove and HouseSimple.online agents Emoov Emoov asa complaint emoov complaint January 25, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Indiana Bar Exam Passage Rates Continue To Decline

first_imgIndiana Bar Exam Passage Rates Continue To DeclineIL www.inmdianalawyer.comThe Indiana Bar Exam saw another drop in overall passage rate of its test takers as results of the July 2016 bar exam were released Monday.The overall passage rate for the July 2016 Indiana Bar Exam was just 61 percent, a steep decrease compared to last July’s 72 percent passage rate.A total of 508 people took the July 2016 test, with 309 passing. The overall passage rate for first-time takers was 68 percent.This July, 94 people were repeat takers, the highest number in recent years for a July bar exam. Sixty-three people retook July 2015’s test; 80 people retook the test in 2014, and 73 people retook it in 2013. July’s number of repeat takers was more on par with the February bar exam, where 94 people retook it in February 2012 and 104 people took it again in the years 2014-16.The overall passage rate for repeat takers was 28 percent for the July 2016 exam.The percentage of students passing the bar has been in decline in Indiana and around the country in recent years. The July passage rate went from 78 percent in 2010 to 72 percent in 2014 and 2015 to this year’s 61 percent. The February bar passage rate, which typically is lower than the July exam due to more repeat test takers, also dipped. It went from 69 percent in 2010 to 61 percent in 2014. It bumped up to 64 percent in 2015 only to see a dramatic 13 percentage point drop in the 2016 results, which the Indiana Board of Law Examiners president called “stunning.”The list of successful July bar exam applicants is available here. They must meet other requirements to be eligible for admission.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Upgrades to Help Music Pier Hit a High Note

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiOnly a year after its devastating 1927 Boardwalk fire, Ocean City began construction on a grand concert hall that was to become the epicenter of entertainment and cultural arts in the resort town.The 1928 cornerstone plaque on the outside of the building indicates that it was originally christened the Municipal Pavilion, a rather bland name that clearly did not reflect the excitement going on inside.Now known as the Music Pier, a far more illustrious title, the oceanfront venue is about to receive a $2.1 million facelift to ensure it will continue to host concerts, shows and beauty pageants for many more years to come.“It’s one of the most iconic buildings of Ocean City. It is also one of the most recognizable buildings,” Mayor Jay Gillian said in an interview Friday.The Music Pier is one of a number of municipal buildings, facilities, playgrounds and other public sites that will be upgraded as part of a $7.9 million bond ordinance approved Thursday night by City Council.City spokesman Doug Bergen noted that it is important to maintain the Music Pier because, along with the Boardwalk and other local landmarks, it is part “of what defines Ocean City.”Clad in stucco, the building features an eye-catching, Spanish-style design accented by soaring arched windows that peer out over the beach, ocean and Boardwalk.The cornerstone plaque lists the city officials, architects and contractors who were involved with the building’s construction in 1928.Although the cornerstone plaque is stamped with the date 1928, the Music Pier actually opened in 1929, the same year as the stock market crash that plunged the nation into the Great Depression. During its 90-year lifetime, the Music Pier has outlasted the Depression and many other epic events in U.S. history.However, its oceanside location at Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk constantly exposes it to storms and the corrosive salt air. Most of the upgrades are designed to maintain the historic structure, Bergen noted.Most urgently, the building needs a new roof and a new heating and air-conditioning system. The roof project will go out to bid this spring and will be completed in a way that does not interrupt the entertainment schedule.“Whatever we do there, it is not going to disrupt the building’s functions,” City Business Administrator George Savastano said.The heating and air-conditioning systems are in the design phase and will likely be finished this fall.Improvements to the Music Pier’s sound system, stage lighting and bathrooms will also be done to create a more inviting experience for the tens of thousands of people who visit the building every year.Bergen explained that the current sound system is outdated. In addition to improving the acoustics, the new sound system will eliminate the need to rent temporary equipment to accommodate some acts and to avoid the stacks of speakers that can obscure the stage and video screens, he said.The sound improvements will follow $150,000 invested in the building two years ago for large video screens that give spectators a better view of performances. This was done with donations by the Friends of the Ocean City Pops, the fund-raising arm of the local orchestra that calls the Music Pier its home.The Music Pier is perched on the beach, offering oceanfront views through soaring arched windows.The orchestra’s performances are part of an array of entertainment and special events hosted by the Music Pier. Throughout the year, there are concerts, musicals, beauty pageants, food festivals, antiques fairs and other shows.On New Year’s Eve, the Music Pier serves as the location for the headline act for the city’s First Night festivities, a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration to ring in the New Year.On Saturday, the Ocean City Sports Memorabilia Show featuring Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles and former Philadelphia Phillies slugger Matt Stairs will be held at the Music Pier.“From this weekend’s Sports Memorabilia Show through First Night at the end of the year, it will be home to hundreds of shows and events,” Bergen said.Inside, the hall seats between 900 and 1,000 people for most shows. The building’s open-sided loggia overlooking the ocean is also a home to special events such as Wacky Wednesday taffy-sculpting, the annual Green Fair and the newer Chili and Chowder Festival, Bergen said.Mayor Gillian stressed that the Music Pier is such an important landmark for Ocean City that it must be protected and enhanced with a series of capital improvements.“This is one of the projects that we must absolutely do,” he said.The sign out front advertises the Sports Memorabilia Show at the Music Pier on Saturday. The Ocean City Music Pier will light up with an array of entertainment.last_img read more