About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. The sketch features Franco as George and O’Dowd as Lennie in the foreground, and then Meester as Curley’s Wife, Jim Parrack as Slim, Jim Norton as Candy, Ron Cephas Jones as Crooks, Alex Morf as Curley, Joel Marsh Garland as Carlson, James McMenamin as Whit and Jim Ortlieb as The Boss. View Comments View All (4) Chris O’Dowd Related Shows Of Mice and Men Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Star Files James Franco Leighton Meester Jim Norton The Broadway revival of Of Mice and Men opens on April 16 at the Longacre Theatre. Helmed by Anna D. Shapiro, the stage adaptation of the classic John Steinbeck novella stars James Franco, Chris O’Dowd and Leighton Meester, each making their Great White Way debuts. To celebrate, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait of Broadway’s favorites ranchers and company. Broadway.com wishes the cast of Of Mice and Men a happy opening! Well, as happy as you can be given the play’s ending (spoiler alert for those who played hooky during ninth grade English).
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Wyandanch man has reportedly been accused of sexually abusing a teenager authorities say he robbed in Northport in 2011.Ariel Perez, 23, was arrested last month and pleaded not guilty at Suffolk County court last week to charges of sexual abuse, criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and robbery, records show.NBC 4 New York cited an anonymous source in reporting that a tip led MTA police to the suspect who allgedly locked a 16-year-old boy in the bathroom at the Long Island Rail Road station, sexually abused him and robbed him of $110 in August 2011.Judge Barbara Kahn set bail for Perez at $90,000 cash or $30,000 bond. He is due back in court Feb. 25.
Membership at federally insured credit unions surpassed 116 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, adding 4.9 million members over the year. In addition, total assets grew 5.4 percent, year over year, to $1.45 trillion, according to call report data released Wednesday by the NCUA.“Credit unions again saw strong membership and asset growth in 2018 as a result of their commitment to helping people meet their financial goals,” said NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long. “Reducing crippling regulatory burdens would allow credit unions to provide even greater assistance to their 116 million members.”Here are highlights of the NCUA’s 2018 fourth-quarter call report data:employment increased in most districts, with “modest-to-moderate gains in a majority of districts;” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Arteta has plenty of options at centre-back (Picture: Getty Images)However, the centre-back is yet to make his debut for Arsenal and was a surprise omission from the squad that beat Liverpool on penalties in the Carabao Cup on Thursday night.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRennes boss Stephan confirmed the French club are considering Saliba as a potential option in defence.‘William Saliba is an option,’ he admitted.‘He is an interesting player, he is coming out of an appealing season with Saint-Etienne, even if it seems more complicated with Arsenal.’More: 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 ArsenalSpeaking ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Sheffield United, Arteta also alluded to the fact that Saliba’s transition hasn’t gone as smoothly as planned and the club are looking at ‘different options’ regarding his future.‘The difficult year that the player had and the plan that we had for him, for the transition year, we could not achieve,’ said the Spanish boss.‘We are looking at different options to try to have the best possible development for the player and to protect our intentions with William for the future. ‘We want to both be aligned and make the best decision for now and for the future.’MORE: Europa League draw: Arsenal, Tottenham, Leicester, Celtic and Rangers learn their fateMORE: Arsenal’s Houssem Aouar hopes fade as Mikel Arteta targets Chelsea star Jorginho as alternativeFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Rennes boss Julien Stephan speaks out on move for Arsenal defender William Saliba Saliba could be sent out on loan (Picture: Images)Rennes manager Julien Stephan has admitted William Saliba is ‘an option’ for the French club and finds the Arsenal defender an ‘interesting player’.Despite only linking up with the Gunners squad this summer, Saliba is believed to be in talks with Rennes over a potential loan move.The 19-year-old prospect was purchased last year for £27 million and immediately loaned back to Saint-Etienne for another season as part of the deal. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 2 Oct 2020 4:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Comment Advertisement Advertisement
March 28, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Pennsylvania is Reinforcing the Health Care System to Fight COVID-19 Press Release, Public Health All Health Care Licensing WaiversAs Pennsylvania’s frontline health care workers tirelessly care for patients amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the state is acting to reinforce their ranks by increasing the number of workers and supplies for the health care system. In recent days the state has streamlined the process for retired doctors, nurses, medical students, pharmacists, and other healthcare workers, allowed out-of-state practitioners to practice in Pennsylvania, expanded telemedicine, and launched a portal to purchase supplies.“Pennsylvania is reinforcing the ranks of our doctors, nurses and other health care providers during this emergency,” said Governor Wolf. “We have streamlined the process for retired health care workers to return to work and provide relief so those on the frontline can focus on providing care to patients. We’re also expanding the use of telemedicine and supporting and protecting health care workers by helping to purchase the necessary equipment and supplies they will need.“All of these steps are about saving lives and giving our health care system time to prepare for the expected increase in patients. I commend all of the health care workers across our state for your dedication to serving and caring for others at this unprecedented time.”The Department of State has announced a series of temporary licensing waivers for health care professionals and others during the COVID-19 disaster declaration. The waivers reduce administrative barriers to support the health care system and carry out their health care work with unnecessary burdens.The temporary license waivers for health care workers include:Health Care Professionals:Streamlining the reactivation of licenses for retired Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Perfusionists, Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners and Pharmacists to return to their field, and 119 applications have been received in the past three weeks.Allowing licensed health care practitioners to provide services via telemedicine.Allowing doctors with institutional licenses to practice at more than 2 facilities.Encouraged the use of telemedicine access for opioid use disorder Centers of Excellence patients.Nursing:Allowing more than 14,000 Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners to assist in the COVID-19 response by lifting the requirement that they practice within a specialty.Extending license deadlines, temporary nursing permits and graduate permits.Allowing certain nursing school graduates to apply for an immediate graduate permit.Pharmacy:Allowing out-of-state pharmacies to ship goods to Pennsylvania.Allowing temporary expedited licensure for certain pharmacy practitioners and pharmacies.The Department of State has a dedicated webpage with information about all of the temporary licensing waivers.To further bolster the health care systems, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation yesterday to spend up to $50 million to purchase medical equipment and supplies, such as more beds, ventilators and personal protective equipment, for hospitals, nursing homes, and emergency workers to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.The Wolf administration is also expediting the purchase of critical medical supplies for the health care system with a new Critical Medical Supplies Procurement Portal. A joint effort between the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Health, the Department of General Services, and the Department of Community and Economic Development, the portal is for manufacturers, distributors and other suppliers to inform the state of supplies that can be quickly purchased for medical providers, emergency responders, and health care professionals.The governor announced nearly three weeks ago that all major health insurers providing comprehensive medical coverage in the commonwealth cover medically appropriate COVID-19 diagnostic testing and associated treatment for consumers and have committed to waive any cost-sharing for the testing.Earlier today, the Department of Health announced 533 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 2,751 in 56 counties. The department also reported 12 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 34.For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit pa.gov/COVID-19.View this information in Spanish here.
Danish dry bulk specialist Clipper Bulk revealed it would acquire the Bulkhandling shipping pool, described as the world’s oldest pool of Supramax and Ultramax vessels, from Norwegian shipowner Klaveness.As informed, the duo has agreed to transfer “the trademark, governance and key people of the Bulkhandling pool” from Klaveness to Clipper Bulk. The transfer of rights and employees from Klaveness to Clipper Bulk will formally take place on April 1st.“All current members of the Bulkhandling pool have been offered to join the new Clipper Bulkhandling pool, and the new pool management will jointly with the members agree on a strategy for further growth and expansion,” the two companies said.As a result, Clipper Bulk will manage one of the leading pools for Supramax and Ultramax dry bulk tonnage in the world which dates back to 1963.Back in November 2019, Klaveness said that Klaveness Chartering would scale down its activity in the Supramax segment and that it was looking for partners in the pool business. In January 2020, Klaveness unveiled that it joined forces with Marubeni to create the world’s leading dry bulk Panamax pool. On March 10, Klaveness announced that the legacy of Bulkhandling will be continued under Clipper management.According to Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO of Torvald Klaveness, the Bulkhandling pool has significant potential for growth and the company believes that Clipper can lead the pool to further growth.“By combining the best of Bulkhandling and Clipper Bulk, we believe we will offer a unique product to the dry bulk market,” Peter Norborg, CEO Clipper Group, commented.“This is the time to join pools. And with the integration of the Bulkhandling owners, experience and governance into our pool, we know that several other owners are close to joining. We look forward to announce new pool members in the near future,” he added.
By David Smith Jr.ARDMORE, Okla. (April 15) – John Carney II took the lead at the start and never looked back as he cruised to his third Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car victory of the season Friday at Southern Oklahoma Speedway.Carney and Sterling Hoff started on the front row for the 20-lap feature with Carney taking the lead as the green flag fell. Third starting Joe Wood Jr. quickly moved into second from his third starting position while Gary Kelley, Hoff and Lloyd Clevenger followed in the top five.Carney had built a four car length lead over Wood before the first and only caution of the feature fell when Ty Williams and Clevenger tangled in turn four.On the restart, Carney again bolted out into the lead with Wood on his rear bumper. Andy Shouse, who had a bad start at the beginning of the feature after starting fourth, had worked his way up to the third position before the caution and would begin a battle with Wood for the runner-up position that lasted the balance of the feature.Shouse took second from Wood while Carney began pulling away from the rest of the field.Slower cars first came into play on lap nine yet Carney worked the top side of the 3/8-mile oval to perfection and threaded his way through the back of the field with no problems.Wood and Shouse continued their battle for second with Shouse maintaining the position on lap twelve as Carney had opened a half stretch lead.Carney, aboard the John James owned no. 4j, went on to capture the checkers in his first-ever appearance at the track.“I really like this place, very racy,” said Carney in victory lane. “I want to thank John for giving me the opportunity to drive this thing as the car worked perfectly. We will definitely come back here again.”Wood finally gained control with three laps to go and finished second. Shouse settled for third while ninth starting Brandon Long came home fourth. Eleventh starting Jake Martens rounded out the top five.Feature results – 1. John Carney II; 2. Joe Wood Jr.; 3. Andy Shouse; 4. Brandon Long; 5. Jake Martens; 6. Chris Kelly; 7. Zach Blurton; 8. Gary Owens; 9. Gary Kelley; 10. Blake Dacus; 11. Shayla Waddell; 12. Cody Whitworth; 13. Chad Koch; 14. Jerry Jumper; 15. Sterling Hoff; 16. Chuck Bellefeuille; 17. Blake Scott; 18. Lloyd Clevenger; 19. Ty Williams; 20. Bryson Oeschger.
The Reds trail fourth-placed Chelsea by 10 points ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, and although the chance of making up the ground looks improbable in the final 10 matches, the Uruguay international has not given up. Suarez knows, however, they have to beat third-placed Spurs if they are to stand a chance. “We’ve been in good form recently and it’s a good opportunity to reduce the gap between ourselves and Spurs,” said Suarez, leading scorer in the Premier League with 21 goals. “There is a slight chance we can make Champions League football – and if we want to do that, this is the sort of game we need to win.” Suarez goes looking for his 50th Liverpool goal on his 91st appearance, and while he has been the team’s outstanding player by netting 28 times across all competitions this season he is keen to share the praise. “You have to work hard as a striker to get into the right positions and anticipate situations – that’s important, too,” Suarez told liverpoolfc.com. “It’s also evidence the team are working well and moving in the right direction as a whole – but at the same time, it is nice as a player to receive personal recognition because it means you’re doing a good job.” The arrival of £12million striker Daniel Sturridge, who has scored five goals in seven matches, and Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho in January has given the side a boost. Suarez and Sturridge, in particular, have struck up a successful partnership instantaneously. “Things have been going really well with Daniel, but not only him – there’s also Philippe,” added the Uruguayan. “They have both brought something and maybe given us an extra cutting edge. “They are players who can make a difference in a game, so it’s been nice to link up with them. The lads who were here before their arrival were doing a fantastic job, but now we have more options as a team.” Striker Luis Suarez admits Liverpool have to beat Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday if their distant hopes of Champions League qualification are not to be ended. Press Association
The Irons are set to head off to Germany to step up their pre-season schedule, which continued with a 2-1 win at Colchester on Tuesday night. Carroll – who joined West Ham in a £15million deal from Liverpool following a successful loan spell last season – did not feature in the end-of-season England friendlies because of a heel injury, but will join up with the rest of the Hammers squad as his rehabilitation continues. Press Association West Ham manager Sam Allardyce remains hopeful club record signing Andy Carroll could be in contention for a first-team return before the international break – but insists the England striker must not be rushed back into action. Were the 24-year-old 6ft 3in forward to be fully fit by the time the next set of crucial World Cup qualifiers come around at the start of September, Carroll could well be a key figure for national-team boss Roy Hodgson. Allardyce, though, is determined to take things one step at a time with the Irons’ marquee summer signing. ”Andy is still recovering. He has got four weeks or more to go before he starts full training. His rehab is going pretty well at the moment and will be joining us in Germany, and hopefully he will be available, as will George McCarthy, as quickly as possible,” the Hammers boss said. “I hope it will be before (September) for both of them, but being fit and being ready to play are two different things – they may be fit from the injury, but they are unlikely to be capable of playing straight away. ”If we are going to put our lads through six weeks of preparation and then Andy gets fit with two days to go, you would not expect us to play him, would you?” Allardyce feels his squad are sharpening up nicely ahead of the new Barclays Premier League campaign after a fourth straight warm-up win, with goals from midfielder Joe Cole and defender James Collins at the start of each half. Colchester substitute Jabo Ibehre headed in a stoppage-time consolation for the League One side. West Ham will have matches against Mainz and Hamburg during their German camp, as preparations increase for the first competitive action at home to newly promoted Cardiff on August 17. ”It was a good workout for us, because Colchester are a couple of weeks ahead of where we are with their season starting earlier, so you would expect we would get a physical game. Our only disappointment was conceding a goal in the last minute,” said Allardyce. “The wins, draws or losses mean nothing to what the season will entail, whether you win them all or lose them all, it means nothing to what the first (league) game will be.”