Meet Tony-Nominated Hand to God Star Geneva Carr!

first_img Hand to God View Comments Age: 44Hometown: Jackson, MSCurrent Role: A Tony-nominated Broadway debut as Margery, a barely-keeping-it-together widowed mother whose son’s sock puppet might be possessed by the devil in Robert Askins’ Hand to God.Stage & Screen Cred: Carr has starred in Hand to God since the play’s first reading. She’s appeared off-Broadway in Rose’s Dilemma and The Vagina Monolgues and on screen in Love and Other Drugs, It’s Complicated, Younger and The Leftovers.”The Tony nomination is crazy! Talk about an underdog. The night before, I said to my husband, ‘These are gossip columns and wish lists. It’s not going to happen. Let’s go to bed. The dream is over.’ The next morning, we were watching and screaming!””I’ve lived in 11 states, but I’m not an Army brat. My father couldn’t hold a job, so every six months, we’d move. I’m sort of a Southerner because those are my roots, but my parents are from Iowa. So, I kind of sound Midwestern, but if I have a drink I sound southern.””My husband and I met on OKCupid. We went out on our little coffee date and I knew right away he was my husband. He’s a handsome, smarty-pants architect from Tokyo. On our first date, I said, ‘I wake up like this. I’m Pollyanna Sunshine and I’m not for everyone.’””I don’t come from an artistic family, so I didn’t know what theater was. I was working on Wall Street in the ’90s, and I went to see Appointment With a High-Wire Lady at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and it affected me so deeply. It changed everything I thought about the arts. I quit banking and became an actor.””The best thing about being the ‘Rollover Mom’ from the AT&T commercials is that no one recognizes me! I’ve been in a hundred commercials and no one ever recognizes me. Listen, I live in the apartment that AT&T built—let’s not lie.””I’ve had more sex with underage boys on stage and film in the last five years than most women do in a lifetime [laughs]. Rob [Askins] has let me run in this role and he’s written every secret fantasy I have. I get to be angry and speak my mind and go all out. Luckily, our teen is played by a 30-year-old.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Related Showslast_img read more

People moves: APG names admin chief for efficiency drive

first_imgLGPS Central was set up to consolidate roughly £40bn of assets from nine local government pension schemes. Burns joins other recent senior staff appointments including Andrew Warwick-Thompson, CEO, and Jason Fletcher, CIO.Lægernes Pension – Peter Melchior has been appointed as the new supervisory board chairman of Lægernes Pension, the Danish doctors’ pension fund. He is replacing Linda Nielsen, who is stepping down for private reasons, the pension fund said. Melchior has been a member of the supervisory board at Lægernes Pension since 2012, and has had a long career in the pensions sector. He was on the management board of labour-market pension fund provider PKA until 2012, where he was in charge of investment, IT, finance and accounts as well as risk management and the actuarial department among other areas.Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) – Natasha Cazenave has been promoted to managing director, head of policy and international affairs at the French financial markets supervisor. She replaces Guillaume Eliet, who left the AMF after 12 years in regulatory policy to join Euroclear. Cazenave has been at the AMF since December 2010. She first worked as a senior policy officer in the asset management regulation division of the policy and international affairs department, and rose to become the division head in 2012. She was appointed deputy head of the entire department in February 2015. On an international level, she is co-chair of the Financial Stability Board’s expert group on shadow banking, and chair of the IOSCO policy committee on investment management in September 2012.RPMI Railpen – The investment manager for the UK railways pension scheme has appointed Jocelyn Brown as senior investment manager within its sustainable ownership team. She will lead on corporate governance and report to Leo George, head of sustainable ownership at Railpen. Brown was previously at proxy advisory firm International Shareholder Services (ISS), where she was the global head for environmental, social and governance (ESG) product management. She also worked as a corporate governance adviser at the Financial Reporting Council, where she was the implementation lead for the UK Stewardship Code.  Legal & General (L&G) – Daniel Godfrey, former chief executive of the Investment Association (IA), has been appointed to L&G’s independent governance committee (IGC), which oversees the workplace defined contribution (DC) schemes operated by L&G. He left the IA in 2015 and has since co-founded an investment trust, The People’s Trust, that he is positioning as a true long-term investor. Godfrey replaces Tony Filbin on the IGC, who stepped down in August.Meanwhile, L&G’s DC master trust has appointed Moira Beckwith as a trustee. She had been at GlaxoSmithKline since 1995, where she was responsible for benefit programmes, including UK benefit and pension plans. She also replaces Filbin.Aon – Steve Bale has been appointed as a principal consultant in Aon’s risk settlement team. He spent the last seven years with Legal & General, latterly as a Prudential risk actuary covering large UK and US pension risk transfer deals. He was head of longevity risk for two years before then, responsible for leading the delivery and approval of pricing, reporting and capital longevity proposals for UK and US clients. Since 2014 he has chaired the Continuous Mortality Investigation’s (CMI) high age mortality working party and been a member of its mortality projections committee.Raiffeisen Capital Management – Joachim Vierlinger joined the asset manager this week as senior institutional sales manager. He will mainly be responsible for institutional clients in Austria. He was previously a senior sales and relationship manager at Invesco Asset Management in Austria.PineBridge Investments – The asset manager has hired Gregory Ohlson to the position of consultant relations manager, joining the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa consultant relations team. Ohlson was previously senior relationship manager at Candriam, and has worked at L&G Investment Management, Itau Asset Management, AEGON Asset Management and AXA Investment Managers.EY – The audit and consulting giant has re-hired Mark Godson as a partner in its actuarial team. He joins from Swiss Re Life Capital where he was a senior member of the mergers and acquisitions team. Prior to this he worked at EY for 10 years in its actuarial department in the UK and Singapore. APG, LGPS Central, Lægernes Pension, AMF, Railpen, ISS, L&G, Aon, Raiffeisen, Pinebridge, Candriam, EY, Swiss Re Life Capital, Muzinich & Co, AIBAPG – Wim Henk Steenpoorte has been appointed to the executive board for APG, the Netherlands’ largest pension fund manager. He has specific responsibility for pension fund services, and will serve a four-year term. His role gives him oversight of pension administration and communication to reduce complexity and increase efficiency. Before his appointment he was serving as interim chief operations officer at APG, and since 2015 he has been an independent consultant. Prior to this, he held various management and executive positions at financial services companies SNS and VIVAT.Gerard van Olphen, chairman of APG’s executive board, said: “We want to give participants in pension funds maximum pension value. That is why we will be setting up our pension administration and communication even more effectively and efficiently in the years to come. Wim Henk Steenpoorte is better suited than anyone to take on this important task and put the focus on the interest of the participant.”LGPS Central – The UK local authority pension fund pool has hired John Burns as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. He has held similar positions at a number of asset managers including Barings and Schroders. In his new role, he will oversee the pool’s asset management operations, liaise with internal and external providers, and oversee the financial management of the company.  Muzinich & Co – The fixed income specialist has opened an office in Dublin, Ireland and has hired Howard Mahon as director for pan-Europe private debt to be based in the Irish capital. Mahon joins from AIB where he worked in the bank’s Specialised Finance Unit, specialising in subordinated and alternative debt. Muzinich, which is a provider for the Irish Strategic Investment Fund, said private debt was “a relatively new but growing segment of the Irish investment market”.last_img read more

$25,000 grant may not be enough to save Qld building industry

first_img A Coral Homes display at 16A Huon St, Broadbeach Waters.Steve Foley, chief executive officer of Coral Homes, Queensland’s largest new homes builder, welcomed the grant as a much-needed boost to business.“This will definitely make a difference to the building industry, our supply chain and all the local contractors we employ,” he said.Based on the Gold Coast, Coral Homes directly employs 240 staff and provides work to hundreds of local subcontractors across the state.Foot traffic to its display homes dropped 90 per cent during the peak of the COVID-19 period and sales plunged by up to 40 per cent.“We have already started to see an improvement in the numbers of people visiting our display homes and making inquiries since the COVID-19 restrictions have eased,” he said.“I am confident the grant will help fill the gap in our pipeline.” Master Builders Queensland chief executive Grant Galvin said the package would be key in ensuring residential construction did not fall off a cliff by September, but feared it might not supercharge the industry as much as hoped.“Inquiries and contracts were already starting to dry up so this package will be a shot in the arm,” he said.“But what we need is for the Queensland Government to expand the $15,000 First Home Owners Grant to everyone. We want anyone who is building to access a $40,000 grant. That kind of package will be a genuine incentive and ensure that if you weren’t in a position to build before, you will be now.” RELATED: What the HomeBuilder grant means for buyers More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoGold Coast renovation experts Carlene and Michael Duffy welcomed news of the grant, which comes as their own Tallebudgera home renovation is about to be unveiled on Channel 9 Life’s Ready, Set, Reno series tomorrow.“You can do an entire bathroom for $25,000,” Mrs Duffy said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:07Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:07 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: Current market update02:08CANBERRA’S $25,000 HomeBuilder grant has been met with mixed reaction from Queensland building industry leaders, with some fearing the scheme does not go far enough.While most have welcomed the $688 million plan to rescue tradies and related workers, others questioned if it would be enough to “super boost” the sector.Under the initiative, anyone who meets the criteria for building a new home or doing a substantial renovation can claim $25,000 to help cover costs.First homebuyers can access a combined $40,000 if they also take advantage of the State Government’s First Home Owners Grant.center_img Renovation experts Michael and Carlene Duffy at their soon-to-be-revealed Tallebudgera home. Picture: Mindi Cooke“For those doing a renovation worth $150,000 or more, the grant would allow you to up-spec materials you otherwise would have had to compromise on.“It’s also enough to encourage those people who might have been holding out to renovate down the track to move on it now.”The $25,000 grant is open to individuals earning up to $125,000, or a combined $200,000 for couples. New homes being built must be worth $750,000 or less, including land, to qualify while renovations must be worth between $150,000 and $750,000.Contracts must be signed by December 31, with work to begin within three months of the contract date, to be eligible.last_img read more

Cougars Battle Yellowjackets & Knights In Middle School CC

first_imgThe North Decatur Middle School Boys Cross Country meet vs. Morristown and St. Mary’s was a great meet. Although we did not have enough runners to compete as a team all the boys placed well and all set new personal records.Mason Burkhart placed 3rd with a PR of 13:12. Hunter Lowe placed 8th with a PR of 14:00. Kamron Benson placed 9th with a PR of 14:05.The Girls Cross Country meet versus Morristown and St. Mary’s was a great meet. We did not have enough runners to place as a team, but we did have personal records set by all athletes. Madi Allen placed 2nd with a PR of 13:22. Kara Lowe placed 11th with a PR of 16:45. Kendall Hostkoetter placed 12th with a PR of 16:54. Cecilia Barber placed 21st with a PR of 20:23.  Courtesy of Chargers Coach Scott Morris.last_img read more

Manchester United will not offer a new Contract Ibrahimovic

first_imgAccording to several English media, Manchester United will not offer a new contract to injured striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.During a match in the European League against Anderlecht, thirty-two-year-old Ibrahimovic has suffered a serious injury. Namely, he has to be absent for at least nine months, and this is the main reason why Manchester United will not offer a new contract. Instead, the club from Old Trafford will provide him with all possible recovery help even when his contract expires.Manchester United had the option of extending Zlatan’s contract for another year, but they will not use this option, but instead, Ibrahimovic will be given assistance during rehabilitation. In this way, the club will thank him for his 28 scored goals. Ibrahimovic helped the team to win the League Cup and Charity Shield and help to get close to the final of the European League.“Zlatan will have support from the club during rehabilitation, even after his contract expires” is stated from the club.(Source: klix)last_img read more

What channel is Patriots vs. Bills on today? Schedule, time for Saturday NFL game

first_imgYet the Patriots remain the kings of the AFC East. With a win Saturday over Buffalo, New England would win the division for the 11th year in a row. The Patriots also would reach 12 wins in a season for the 13th time and match the 49ers for the most seasons of 12 or more wins since the 1970 merger. The Cowboys also have 12 seasons of at least 12 victories since 1970.MORE: Watch Patriots vs. Bills live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)In both our picks against the spread and our straight-up predictions for Week 16, Sporting News projected a Patriots victory over the Bills on Saturday. Below are the explanations.Pick against the spread: The Patriots wouldn’t lose to the Bills at home and drop three out of four games, would they? (Of course they wouldn’t.) New England survived the first matchup in Buffalo 16-10 and got well in Cincinnati last week — especially with the running game, defense and special teams — just in time for the rematch. Look for the Pats to stay grounded, as the backs have become the new focal points of the offense. The Bills have a tough pass defense, but the Patriots will get James White and Julian Edelman into the right matchups. Josh Allen’s passing also hasn’t been as strong against good defenses. Buffalo has won some big road games to get into the playoffs, but this won’t be another one. New England will clinch another AFC East title. Pick: Patriots win 23-13 and cover the spread.Straight-up prediction: This isn’t exactly the defense Tom Brady and the Patriots’ struggling offense wants to see as they fight for playoff positioning in the AFC. Likewise, Buffalo’s offense is in for a struggle against the NFL’s top scoring defense as it attempts to steal the division title from New England. In what’s expected to be a close, low-scoring game, special teams and penalties will be factors. The Patriots have the edge in both areas. Pick: Patriots 20, Bills 14.Below is everything you need to know to watch Patriots vs. Bills on Saturday, including the kickoff time, TV channel and a full Week 16 NFL schedule.MORE: Week 16 NFL TV coverage mapWhat channel is Patriots vs. Bills on Saturday?TV channel (national): NFL NetworkTV channel (Boston): WBZTV channel (Buffalo): WKBWLive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)A special Saturday NFL game presentation on NFL Network calls for a special broadcast team. Mike Tirico and Kurt Warner, along with Peter Schrager on the sidelines, will call the Bills vs. Patriots game from Foxboro.NFL Network’s Saturday tripleheader will feature an exclusive Next Gen Stats second-screen experience for fans. “Next Gen Stats Live” will give fans access to live player tracking allowing users to follow real-time location and participation on the field in line with the broadcast. Additionally, fans will have access to unique player insights for passing, rushing, receiving and more.You can also live stream Patriots vs. Bills by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.MORE: Seeding scenarios for Patriots in AFC The Week 16 NFL schedule brings us what has become a late December tradition: Saturday NFL football. There are three games on the Saturday NFL schedule today, including Patriots vs. Bills at 4:30 p.m. ET, and all three games are scheduled to be broadcast nationally on NFL Network.All three Saturday NFL games have playoff picture implications even though both New England and Buffalo have clinched playoff spots. The Bills, in fact, are one of three teams (Packers, 49ers) that have made the playoffs after missing the postseason last season. From 1990-2018, a streak of 29 consecutive years, at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before. Patriots vs. Bills: What time is kickoff Saturday?Date: Saturday, Dec. 21Time: 4:30 p.m. ETSaturday’s 4:30 p.m. ET start time for Patriots vs. Bills on NFL Network marks New England’s fifth national TV game of the season. The Patriots will close the year with an early Sunday afternoon home game against the Dolphins in Week 17.As for the Bills, Saturday’s game marks their third national TV game of the season after last week’s Steelers game was flexed into the “Sunday Night Football” viewing window. Including its win in Dallas on Thanksgiving, Buffalo is 2-0 in national TV games this season.NFL schedule Week 16You can keep up with live scores and stats with SN’s live scoreboard.Saturday, Dec. 21GameTimeTVTexans at Buccaneers1 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVBills at Patriots4:30 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVRams at 49ers8:15 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVSunday, Dec. 22GameTimeChannelJaguars vs. Falcons1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVRavens vs. Browns1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVSaints vs. Titans1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVPanthers vs. Colts1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVBengals vs. Dolphins1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVSteelers vs. Jets1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVGiants vs. Redskins1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVLions vs. Broncos4:05 p.m.CBS, fuboTVRaiders vs. Chargers4:05 p.m.CBS, fuboTVCowboys vs. Eagles4:25 p.m.Fox, fuboTVCardinals vs. Seahawks4:25 p.m.Fox, fuboTVChiefs vs. Bears8:25 p.m.NBC, fuboTVMonday, Dec. 23GameTimeTVPackers vs. Vikings8:15 p.m.ESPNPatriots schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8vs. Steelers8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 2Sept. 15at Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 3Sept. 22vs. Jets1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sept. 29at Bills1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 5Oct. 6at Redskins1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 6Oct. 10 (Thursday)vs. Giants8:20 p.m. ETFoxWeek 7Oct. 21 (Monday)at Jets8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Browns4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 9Nov. 3at Ravens8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 10BYE—Week 11Nov. 17at Eagles4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Cowboys4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 13Dec. 1at Texans8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 14Dec. 8vs. Chiefs4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 15Dec. 15at Bengals1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 16Dec. 21vs. Bills4:30 p.m. ETNFLNWeek 17Dec. 29vs. Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBSBills schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sep. 8at Jets1 p.m. ETCBSWeel 2Sep. 15at Giants1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 3Sep. 22vs. Bengals1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sep. 29vs. Patriots1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 5Oct. 6at Titans1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 6BYEWeek 7Oct. 20vs. Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Eagles1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 9Nov. 3vs. Redskins1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 10Nov. 10at Browns1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 11Nov. 17at Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Broncos1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 13Nov. 28 (Thursday)at Cowboys4:30 p.m. ETCBSWeek 14Dec. 8vs. Ravens1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 15Dec. 15at Steelers8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 16Dec. 21at Patriots4:30 p.m. ETNFLNWeek 17Dec. 29vs. Jets1 p.m. ETCBSlast_img read more