Of Mice and Men’s Jim Parrack on True Blood & Mooning James Franco

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Age: 33Hometown: Allen, TXCurrent Role: A superb Broadway debut as Slim, a stoic and respected mule driver who earns the trust of George (played by James Franco) in Of Mice and Men.Stage & Screen Cred: After four years as Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO’s True Blood, Parrack starred in the film As I Lay Dying, directed by James Franco. His additional credits include Battle Los Angeles and Annapolis.“I didn’t have money to eat when I was 21. When I was short on cash, I would sometimes scam food from fast food places. I’d go into fast food chains and pretend I was from a movie studio, tell them they didn’t send us the right order and demand they fix it. I’ve tried to make that right whenever I could.”“True Blood fans are as enthusiastic as any fans I’ve ever encountered. [Like when] a girl approached me crying and yelling. It took me a while to realize she was upset about an episode. They get so invested that sometimes the line between the show and our characters blur a bit. They are the most fierce and loyal fans.”“The sex scenes in True Blood aren’t sexy. You’ve got a guy dragging cables across the room while someone else is like, ‘Oh, she’s got a booger, someone wipe it.’”“Leven Rambin and I just moved in together in Brooklyn. We’ve known each other for years but when she [came] to my dressing room on opening night, it was like I saw her for the first time. I was like, ‘Sh*t, new game.’ We’re wildly in love.”“Franco and I are filming a movie [The Adderall Diaries] right now. Today we threw coffee at each other and I flashed him my ass while he sprayed me with a hose. It wasn’t in the script. There’s no fear of ‘not getting it right.’ It’s all an exploration on camera, and it’s my favorite way to work.”“If I wasn’t an actor, I think I would be a pastor.” View Comments Of Mice and Mencenter_img Related Shows Jim Parrack photographed at Southern Hospitality by Caitlin McNaney for Broadway.comlast_img read more

Supporting Human Rights in The Age Of Partnership

first_imgBy SFC Matthew D. Graham, U.S. Army South Public Affairs December 14, 2016 The Conference of the American Armies met from November 28th to December 3rd to discuss and agree on combined goals regarding human rights, specifically the rights of those who have been affected by a natural disaster. The conference, hosted by the Dominican Republic Army, took place in Punta Cana, which is at the country’s eastern edge. More than 20 armies, from countries as far north as Canada and as far south as Chile, sent delegates to represent both their armies and their people at the week-long human rights conference. “The main goal is to produce a Conference of the American Armies-sponsored, detailed, human rights guide that will become an annex to the interagency operations guide,” said Robert Pike, Conference of American Armies program specialist at U.S. Army South. Pike went on to explain this conference only serves as the beginning point for the guide, helping to establish which armies are committing to certain tasks. The U.S. Army delegates mainly serve as a support element to help guide and make suggestions during the planning sessions, he said. One of the key goals is to ensure affected persons will receive the same base level of care, especially when partner nations come in to help each other. An example of this is when the Dominican Republic sent aid to Haiti after their 2010 earthquake and more recently with Hurricane Matthew. It was of the highest importance to those in attendance that all partner nations have a baseline for how human rights will be respected. “It’s important that we have a common understanding of how to operate jointly and with a common mission,” said Javier Rivera Rosario, staff judge advocate for U.S Army South. “In this case, we want to make sure that the protection and principles of human rights are considered when planning and executing these kinds of humanitarian assistance missions.” It was especially fitting for the Dominican Republic to host the specialized conference, since the Human Rights Center of Excellence is located there, and they will soon have a bigger role to play within the Conference of the American Armies. “I think the overall conference has been great. It’s a good chance for the Dominican Army to get first-hand experience running a conference since they will take over the leadership of the CAA during the 2018-2019 cycle,” said Pike.last_img read more

Nicolas Pepe’s entourage reveal why he’s joining Arsenal over Napoli

first_imgEmery’s ‘sporting project’ was appealing to Pepe (Picture: Getty)Following Arsenal’s defeat to Lyon at the Emirates Cup, Emery claimed the club were still working to sign players ‘who will improve the squad’.‘The club is thinking on how we can improve,’ he said.‘There are different players on the table. Pepe’s a very good player. We only want players who can really, really improve the squad.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘We want the best players possible for the first game at Newcastle.’Asked whether Arsenal need a new winger before the end of the transfer window, Emery replied: ‘Again, we really want players who make the squad better than last year.’MORE: Harry Maguire misses Leicester City training as Ed Woodward looks to close £80m Manchester United transfer Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 29 Jul 2019 6:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares The Ivorian was on the cusp of a move to Napoli (Picture: Getty)Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted he’s ‘not disappointed’ by reports indicating that Pepe will join Arsenal imminently.‘I’m not disappointed,’ the Italian said.‘I don’t like to talk about players of other teams. The market is so long.‘We are looking. If there are opportunities, we can do it.’ Nicolas Pepe has snubbed Napoli to join Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)A member of Nicolas Pepe’s entourage has revealed just how close the forward came to joining Napoli before Arsenal’s ‘sporting project’ convinced him to complete a move to the Emirates.Arsenal are expected to announce Pepe’s arrival in the coming days after reaching a €80million (£72m) agreement with Lille for the 24-year-old attacker.Unai Emery has been determined to bring in a top-class attacker this summer and turned his attentions to Pepe after Crystal Palace rejected Arsenal’s £40million bid for Wilfried Zaha.Napoli were also ready to meet Lille’s asking price for Pepe, but the Ivory Coast international felt a move to the Premier League was a far better fit at this stage of his career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhile Napoli failed to agree personal terms with Pepe, it appears the Serie A outfit were on the cusp of a deal for the winger before Arsenal’s ‘more convincing’ offer.‘After meeting and discarding several clubs, Nicolas Pepe was able to choose between Naples and Arsenal,’ one of Pepe’s close associates told Ivorian publication Sport Mania.‘I won’t lie to you: a total agreement was almost reached with Napoli.‘But Arsenal’s offer was more convincing, both financially and in terms of the sporting project.’center_img Nicolas Pepe’s entourage explain why forward is joining Arsenal over Napoli Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Unai Emery set to name strong Arsenal XI against Frankfurt with Bukayo Saka involved in training again

first_img Comment Arsenal players who trained on Wednesday Bernd LenoEmiliano MartinezCalum ChambersRob HoldingShkodran MustafiDavid LuizSokratisKonstantinos MavropanosHector BellerinKieran TierneyAinsley Maitland-NilesSead KolasinacMatteo GuendouziLucas TorreiraGranit XhakaDani CeballosJoe WillockMesut OzilGabriel MartinelliEmile Smith RoweNicolas PepeBukayo SakaReiss NelsonPierre-Emerick Aubameyang Advertisement Saka, right, was one of few youngsters to take part in training on Wednesday (Picture: Getty) Unai Emery set to name strong Arsenal XI against Frankfurt with Bukayo Saka involved in training again Advertisement Emery could opt to experiment with Chambers and Holding at the back (Picture: Getty)center_img Emery is expected to name Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the team despite the visit of Aston Villa just a few days later, with few other options to lead the line.Alexandre Lacazette is currently sidelined and will not return to training until October, while Eddie Nketiah – who racked up plenty of appearances in the Europa League last season – was allowed to join Leeds United on loan and Danny Welbeck left on a free transfer. The 18-year-old was the only youth player to join the first team on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is expected to field a strong XI for Arsenal’s opening Europa League clash away to Frankfurt, with the side’s final training session almost exclusively featuring senior players.The Gunners – who made the final of the competition last season – have been drawn in a competitive group and travel to Germany to take on last year’s beaten semi-finalists.Frankfurt lost some of the stars of that campaign over the summer, such as Luka Jovic and Sebastian Haller, and have picked up just six points from their first four Bundesliga matches – leaving them in ninth place in the table. Summer signing Gabriel Martinelli will be itching to make his first start (Picture: Getty)Nevertheless, Emery does not appear to want to take any chances in his side’s opening match and put a very strong group of players through their paces on Wednesday at London Colney.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEvery player involved in the matchday squad against Watford on Sunday took part, while Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin were also involved as they continue their rehabilitation from injury. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 18 Sep 2019 3:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link496Shares New arrival Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are still short of match fitness (Picture: Getty)The only somewhat unfamiliar face in training was 18-year-old winger Bukayo Saka, who also made the bench as an unused substitute in the draw against Watford.Gabriel Martinelli, who played on the opening weekend at Newcastle and has made three matchday squads, was also involved, as were the likes of Emile Smith-Rowe and Reiss Nelson.Emery often left some of his stars at home for taxing away games last season – Aubameyang did not travel to face Vorskla or Qarabag for example – but may not have that luxury this time around as he looks to get off to a positive start in the Europa League.Should Unai Emery pick a strong team against Frankfurt?Yes, definitely0%No, rest key players!0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

The Gold Coast is preparing for an action packed auction weekend

first_img15 Southaven Drive, Helensvale. 52 Harbour Rise, Hope Island.Lucy Cole Prestige Property managing director Lucy Cole described the Harbour Rise home in her online listing as an “ideal boatie’s home or weekender” because of its easy access to the Coomera River and Broadwater.“As a permanent or holiday home, it provides every feature for easy living and entertaining, while enjoying a superb outlook across its own private marina berth on a broad canal,” she said.“The pool courtyard, shaded by an enormous Canary Island palm, retains privacy via hedges along the waterside promenade that fronts the homes in this exclusive enclave.”On Sunday, 20 properties will go under the hammer at Ray White’s Auction Spectacular, which will be held at Main Beach’s Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort from 10am.A waterfront home at Helensvale, a Surfers Paradise apartment with ocean views and an acreage property at Mudgeeraba are among those being offered to the public. 338 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters. 338 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.Located on one of the Coast’s most prestige streets, the double-storey Monaco St home is tipped to attract plenty of bidders.The five-bedroom home has contemporary interiors and tropical gardens surrounding a resort-style pool.But owner Sharon Mitchell said the seamless flow of the home’s floorplan was its biggest selling point. HINTERLAND HIDEAWAY FETCHES MILLIONS QLD RICHLISTER’S $20M RENOVATION More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“I love the layout of the house, it’s very private,” she said. “None of the bedrooms back onto each other. It is a very well thought out and planned house.”It will be auctioned off at 1pm.A two-storey Hope Island home with canal views will also go under the hammer on Saturday at 11am. 338 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.CALLING all house hunters looking for a dream home, renovator or investment property.Start stretching your arms and warming up your voice boxes because the Gold Coast is in for one of its biggest auction weekends in months.A rejuvenated Broadbeach Waters property that epitomises a luxury resort is one of more than a dozen going under the hammer on Saturday. 7A of 62-72 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise.Ray White Queensland chief auctioneer Mitch Peereboom expected the event to yield strong results.“These events are designed to put a spotlight on the properties and encourage maximum buyer interest,” he said.“With significant interest in a number of properties already, we are looking forward to some exceptional results.” 52 Harbour Rise, Hope Island.last_img read more

Tuesday Schedule of Events

first_imgMODIFIED HOT LAPS (90 & ABOVE)10 – SPORT COMPACT HEATS (6 laps)TRACK PREP SPORT COMPACT HOT LAPS (0 to 49)10 – SPORTMOD HEATS (8 laps)TRACK PREP SPORT COMPACT HOT LAPS (50 & ABOVE)10 – SPORTMOD HEATS (8 laps)TRACK PREP MODIFIED HOT LAPS (89 to 60)10 – HOBBY STOCK HEATS (8 laps)TRACK PREP (Monday Hobby Stock/SportMod winners in Fan Zone) STOCK CAR HOT LAPS (50 & ABOVE)4 – SPORTMOD B’s (8 laps)SPORTMOD “A2” (25 laps)TRACK PREP MODIFIED HOT LAPS (59 to 30)5 – SPORT COMPACT B’s (8 laps)SPORTMOD “A1” (25 laps)TRACK PREP MODIFIED HOT LAPS (29 to 0)4 – HOBBY STOCK HEATS (8 laps)SPORT COMPACT “A” (25 laps)TRACK PREP DRIVERS MEETING – 1 pmTRACK PREP (Northern SportMod Best Appearing Cars on display in Fan Zone)FIRST RACE – 2 pm STOCK CAR HOT LAPS (49 to 0)2 – HOBBY STOCK B’s (8 laps)HOBBY STOCK “A” (25 laps)5 – HOBBY STOCK B’s (8 laps)last_img read more

Pochettino defends Eriksen

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insisted he is happy with Christian Eriksen after Denmark manager Morten Olsen’s stinging criticism of the playmaker. Press Association “It’s history and it’s a different game, different players. “It’s not important now to think in the past. It’s important to look forward. “I don’t have any concerns about these results.” Spurs are unbeaten away from home this term, while City have won one and drawn one of their three games at the Etihad so far. Pochettino travels with optimism. He added: “We arrive in a good moment. After our victory against Southampton we need to keep the momentum, to reproduce the same actions and to try to get the three points.” Former City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has scored just one goal in the Premier League this term, but Pochettino is satisfied with his leading striker. “I am very happy with his performances,” the Spurs boss added. “It’s difficult when the striker doesn’t score, but we have full confidence in him.” Togo striker Adebayor and Algeria midfielder Nabil Bentaleb are still to return from international duty for assessment, but Pochettino has fitness concerns over a number of other players. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (thigh) and midfielder Nacer Chadli (hip) missed matches for France and Belgium, respectively, during the international break and late decisions will be made on their participation at City. “Hugo arrived and was good, but we need to analyse and do tests,” Pochettino added. “We have another day to decide. We need all players to be fit.” United States right-back DeAndre Yedlin, who agreed to move to White Hart Lane from Seattle Sounders in the summer, could move to London in January, depending on Kyle Walker’s recovery from an abdominal injury. “We need to know how Walker is recovering to decide (on Yedlin),” Pochettino added. “One option is maybe in January (to) bring him here.” Olsen accused Eriksen of lacking impact on the field following the Euro 2016 qualifying loss to Portugal, but Pochettino has no such concerns. “It’s his (Olsen’s) problem, not my problem,” Pochettino said. “My problem is to keep my players at a good level. “I am very happy with Christian Eriksen. He’s a very good professional. His commitment with the team, with the club, is full. “I think he’s consistent and I’m happy with his performances this season.” Eriksen scored the winner in Tottenham’s most recent match, the 1-0 win over Pochettino’s former club Southampton, which sends Spurs to Manchester City on Saturday in optimistic mood. Pochettino places no significance on last season’s heavy defeats to City as he prepares to take his side to the Etihad Stadium. Spurs lost 6-0 and 5-1 to Premier League champions City last term under Pochettino’s predecessors Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood, but the Argentinian has wiped those results from his memory. “The reality is I don’t remember the results,” Pochettino said. “This is another season, another philosophy, another game and we need to arrive on Saturday with the idea to believe in our philosophy and style and try to get the points. last_img read more

Opener Iqbal named Bangladesh one-day international captain

first_img(REUTERS) – Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been named the team’s new one-day international (ODI) captain, replacing Mashrafe Mortaza who stepped down earlier last week, the country’s cricket board (BCB) said on Sunday.Iqbal, 30, is Bangladesh’s leading scorer in ODIs, having compiled 7 202 runs since making his debut in 2007. The left-hander also has the most ODI centuries (13) and half-centuries (47) for Bangladesh.With all-rounder and former captain Shakib Al Hasan unavailable until October as he serves a one-year ban for breaching the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption code, Iqbal was handed the captaincy.“This is a massive honour for me,” Iqbal said in a statement. “I thank the BCB for trusting me with this responsibility.“I’m aware that I have huge shoes to fill …. Mortaza has been a true great for Bangladesh cricket and a model of inspiration as captain for me and all the cricketers.”Bangladesh recently beat Zimbabwe 3-0 in an ODI series – where Iqbal scored two centuries, including a career-high 158 – and they will now take on the African nation in a two-match Twenty20 series next week.Their next ODI is a one-off game against Pakistan in Karachi on April 1.last_img read more