True Blood’s Jim Parrack Joins Broadway’s Of Mice and Men

first_img Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro, will play a limited Broadway engagement through July 27. Parrack, who plays Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO’s True Blood, will take on the role of Slim, a dignified and respected mule driver, in the play. The actor’s other credits include appearing in Battle Los Angeles, Fury and Annapolis among others. Of Mice and Men will reunite Parrack with Franco, who directed him in As I Lay Dying. Related Shows View Comments Adapted from Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men tells the story of two migrant workers: the sharp but uneducated and short-tempered George (Franco) and Lennie (O’Dowd), a large but simple-minded man. Together they hope to one day acquire their own piece of land. But when Lennie stirs up trouble on the job, George must choose between protecting his friend and continuing to strive for the American dream.center_img True Blood’s Jim Parrack will join James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton in Of Mice and Men on Broadway, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new mounting of the John Steinbeck classic begins performances March 19 at the Longacre Theatre; opening night is set for April 16. Of Mice and Men Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014last_img read more

Grand Isle County added to disaster declaration for private non-profit organizations

first_imgThe US Small Business Administration announced today that Grand Isle County is added to the disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) in Vermont that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature. The deadline to submit disaster loan applications is Oct. 31, 2011 for damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene that occurred on Aug. 27 – Sept. 2, 2011.Non-Profit Organizations located in Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin,Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham, Windsor and the newly added Grand Isle County in Vermont are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to, food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges.PNP organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.  The SBA may increase a loan up to 20 percent of the total amount of disaster damage to real estate and/or leasehold improvements, as verified by SBA, to make improvements that lessen the risk of property damage by future disasters of the same kind.The SBA also offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs, such as ongoing operating expenses to PNP organizations of all sizes.  Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage.Interest rates are as low as 3 percent with terms up to 30 years. The SBA sets the loan amounts and terms based on each applicant’s financial condition.Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET or by sending an e-mail sends e-mail). Applications can also be downloaded from is external). Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.  Those affected by the disaster may also apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website at is external).The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is October 31, 2011.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 1, 2012 .  For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at is external) .SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration ATLANTA, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more

NFL requiring coaches, staff near bench to wear masks

first_img The NFL has updated its gameday protocols by requiring every coach and staff member in the bench area to wear a mask and reducing the size of each team’s travel party.Owners also will have to follow COVID-19 testing requirements to gain access to the locker room, field or team charter.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league, the NFL Players Association and medical experts have “developed a comprehensive set of protocols that put us in the best possible position to complete the season, culminating with the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay.”There were four new confirmed positive tests among players and six new confirmed positives among other personnel from 58,621 tests administered to a total of 8,739 players and team personnel between August 21-29.“We have been really fortunate that cases of COVID-19 are very low across the league,” Goodell said Tuesday. “It is a testament to the plans, but most importantly to the diligence of the players, the teams and their staffs. I would tell you that we still have more work to do. We are not going to get comfortable. We will remain vigilant, resilient, flexible and basically adapt to circumstances as needed with public health as our No. 1 priority as we have all this offseason.”Dr. Allen Sills, the league’s chief medical officer, says the league is monitoring new developments in testing technology and continues to adapt to new information.“We have a relentless opponent here, which is this virus, and we know that there can be new cases that occur no matter how diligent we are with all of our protocols and our personnel,” Sills said. “So we just have to remain very vigilant and realize that we’re still very early on, but we’re encouraged by what we’ve seen so far.”The league is working with public health officials to determine whether fans will be allowed into stadiums. A few teams will be allowed to begin the season with limited fans in the stands.“I believe that we may be having a lot of teams that will start with no fans in the beginning this season, and then evolve to fans,” Goodell said.Some coaches have voiced displeasure with the inconsistent policy.Bills coach Sean McDermott called it “ridiculous” and Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said it’s “unfair” that some teams will have fans and others won’t.“We do not believe it’s a competitive advantage,” Goodell said. “We discussed it very early on with our competition committee and with our clubs. We do not see that. We obviously have varying capacity across the league. And from our standpoint, we want to invite our fans in if we can do it safely and we can do it with the full support of local officials.”NFL executive Troy Vincent said the league’s competition committee is still finalizing details on decibel levels for artificial crowdImage credits: AP Associated Press Television News Written By LIVE TV FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 2nd September, 2020 06:55 IST COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 2nd September, 2020 06:55 IST NFL Requiring Coaches, Staff Near Bench To Wear Masks The NFL has updated its gameday protocols by requiring every coach and staff member in the bench area to wear a mask and reducing the size of each team’s travel partylast_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: Twitter reacts to photo of jacked WR D.K. Metcalf

first_imgIf you didn’t know who D.K. Metcalf was prior to Monday, you do now.The former Ole Miss wide receiver, who has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, went viral after an impressive photo of the prospect’s jacked physique made the rounds on social media and left most observers in awe. Take a look:DK Metcalf has somehow gotten bigger since last we saw him— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) February 11, 2019DK Metcalf is telling NFL teams where he gets drafted, not the other way around— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 11, 2019So…@dkmetcalf14 looks like he’s in shape for the combine 😮Oh, he’s a wide receiver for those who don’t know(via @BunkiePerkins)— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 11, 2019Metcalf is the guy on the LEFT?!?!?— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 11, 2019DK Metcalf looks like one of the players from NFL Blitz.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 11, 2019Who wore it better, D.K. Metcalf or Aaron Donald?— 12up (@12upSport) February 11, 2019D.K. Metcalf is a WIDE RECEIVER. 😳Good luck bringing him down. 💪(📸: @BunkiePerkins)— theScore (@theScore) February 11, 2019Metcalf, 21, announced at the conclusion of last season that he would forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter the 2019 draft. He finished his college career with 67 receptions for 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns over three years.Listed at 6-4 and 230 pounds in 2018, Metcalf is sure to strike fear in defenders around the NFL next season.last_img read more