Big Love’s Douglas Smith & More Will Lead Cast of Punk Rock Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Inspired by Stephens’ own experiences as a teacher, Punk Rock explores contemporary adolescence at the breaking point as a group of seventeen-year-olds in Manchester, England flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, nothing can mask the underlying tension that becomes increasingly pronounced as the clock ticks towards the ultimate dismissal. Screen star Douglas Smith is among the performers to join the cast of the previously announced New York premiere of Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock. The MCC Theater production will begin performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on October 29 and run through December 7. Opening night is set for November 17. Additional cast members of the Trip Cullman-helmed production include Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert, Annie Funke, David Greenspan, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen and Noah Robbins. Smith, who stars as Ben Henrickson on the HBO series Big Love has appeared on screen in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and Stage Fright. Alexander’s stage credits include Our Town and Much Ado About Nothing. Englert has appeared on stage in King Lear and Midsummer Night’s Dream. Funke appeared on Broadway in Hairspray and off-Broadway in If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet. Greenspan returns to MCC after presenting the musical Coraline alongside collaborator Stephin Merritt. Minifie appeared on Broadway in The Pillowman; her off-Broadway credits include Close Up Space, Landscape of the Body and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. Pullen can currently be seen in The Wayside Motor Inn off-Broadway. Robbins made his Broadway debut in Brighton Beach Memoirs and also appeared in Arcadia. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 7, 2014 View Comments Punk Rocklast_img read more

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund announces $484,300 in grant funds for biofuels

first_imgSource: Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund. Aug 28, 2009 The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) has announced that $484,300 in grant funds have been awarded to develop homegrown biofuels through its Vermont Biofuels Initiative (VBI). The purpose of the VBI is to foster the development of a viable biomass-to-biofuels industry in Vermont that uses local resources to supply a portion of the state’s liquid fuel energy needs in an effort to help the state meet 25% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2025.  The VBI is funded by a Congressionally Directed Award from the Office of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy through the U.S. Department of Energy, various private foundation sources, and the Vermont General Fund.The VSJF awarded $224,300 in strategically-directed funds, as well as an additional $260,000 from five competitive grant rounds designed to accelerate the development of Vermont’s biofuels production. Funds from the VBI are helping to support over $1million worth of on-going biofuels projects throughout the state.In total, Senator Leahy has secured $2.9 million over the course of three federal appropriations bills for biofuels research, development and demonstration projects in Vermont.  The Senator announced the level of funding he has secured for the VSJF while touring the North Hardwick Dairy, a recent grantee, on Friday.  Senator Leahy stated that “Vermont Sustainable Job Fund’s new Biofuels Initiative is forging a partnership with farmers across our state that will help identify the best matches among potential new energy sources, the resources on our farms, and the needs of our communities.  This is the kind of practical help with the ways and means of production and of marketing that can open the doors to new markets and to greater value for farmers.  This initiative fits squarely at the intersection of fuel security, economic development, agricultural diversification and self-reliance.  It’s a good step here in Vermont, and it could also benefit other rural communities across the country.”The VSJF is providing farmers, entrepreneurs, and educators with opportunities to build markets for sustainable development through the Vermont Biofuels Initiative. “VSJF grants are supporting diversified, value-added operations, education and workforce training. The projects we fund will help Vermont’s dairy and other farms control fuel and feed costs by producing biodiesel and protein meal, and also create new sources of farm revenue and markets for local livestock feed, vegetable oil, and bio-based energy,” said Biofuels Director Netaka White.According to VSJF Executive Director Ellen Kahler, “the projects we are funding are representative of a unique agricultural model emerging in Vermont and the region. Unlike the large mid-west operations, the “New England model” of biofuel production is focused on rotational cropping of grains, grasses, cover crops and oilseeds for local consumption. VSJF is very grateful for the interest and support Senator Leahy has shown for community-scale biofuel production for local use.”The VSJF is also working with UVM Extension and the Biomass Energy Resource Center on a staff directed Grass Energy Research project and with the Vermont Center for Geographic Information to develop a Renewable EnergyAtlas for Vermont.  Even greater levels of US DOE funding will be made available in 2010 through competitive grant rounds and staff directed projects, all aimed at developing a vibrant biofuels market, creating new economic opportunities for farmers and creating new green jobs in Vermont.The VSJF is a nonprofit organization formed by the State Legislature in 1995 to provide early stage grant funding and technical assistance to catalyze and accelerate the development of markets for sustainably produced goods and services.  The VSJF currently focuses on biofuels development, sustainable forest products industry development, and the expansion of local food systems in Vermont.For more information on the Vermont Biofuels Initiative and available funding, visit www.vsjf.org(link is external).15 Biofuels Grant Awards Totaling $484,300 Announced Today Include:•    Biofuels Feedstock Analysis for Oilseed Crop Research and Development,Dr. Heather Darby, University of Vermont & State Agriculture College / UVM Extension, Burlington, $67,000.•    Biofuels Feedstock Analysis for Grass Energy Research and Development,Dr. Sid Bosworth, University of Vermont & State Agriculture College / UVM Extension, Burlington, $58,500.•    On-Farm Oilseed Processing and Biodiesel Production, John Williamson,State Line Biofuels, Shaftsbury, $30,000. •    Small-Scale Biodiesel Production Research Facility, Roger Rainville,Borderview Farm, Alburgh, $40,000. •    Biomass-to-Biofuels Industry Network Development, Andrew Perchlik,Renewable Energy Vermont, Montpelier, $28,800.•    Oilseed Crop Research and Development, Andrew Knafel, Clearbrook Farm,Shaftsbury, $20,000.•    Oilseed Crop Research and Development, Jon Satz, Lilyquest Farm /Otter Creek Biofuels, Brandon, $20,000.•    Oilseed Crop Research and Development, Larry Scott, Ekolott Farm,Newbury, $17,000.•    Oilseed Crop Research and Development, Nicholas Meyer, North HardwickDairy, Hardwick, $13,000. •    On-Farm Biodiesel Facility, William & Mark Mordasky, Rainbow ValleyBiodiesel, Brandon $65,000.•    Biomass-to-Biofuels Course Development, University of Vermont andState Agricultural College, Burlington, $20,000.•    Biomass-to-Biofuels Course Development, Vermont Technical College,Randolph, $20,000.•    Algepower, Algae Production Techniques, Gail Busch, Montpelier,$20,000.•    Carbon Harvest Energy, LLC, Algae Feedstock Research and Development,Williston, $20,000.•    Bourne’s Energy, Biofuel Blending Project, Morrisville, $45,000.last_img read more

Big wins for Sophia, St Ambrose as COURTS Pee Wee football kicks off

first_imgTHE 2017 edition of the COURTS Pee Wee football competition kicked off yesterday at Thirst Park with big wins for several teams.The first two games of the day saw a disqualification for St Margaret’s Primary who fielded an ineligible player which meant that their opponents, Supply Primary got the win.In the other game, Sophia were in fine form as they trounced Winfer Garden 8-0. Ronaldo Wilson scored four goals in the 3rd, 12th, 15th and 22nd, while one goal each came from Shem Howard (11th), David Weeks (28th) and an own goal.St Agnes was able to needle Grove Primary 1-0 thanks to Isaiah Chester in the 14th,, while Mocha Primary and South Ruimveldt played to a one goal stalemate, thanks to Jiheam Lewis and Trayvon Bess, respectively.Victoria Primary got the better of School of the Nations 3-1 with Emanuel George doubling up in the 28th and 30th, while Desmond Clarke opened the scoring in the 13th. Nations had Jared Ghaneshindin register their only goal in the 11th.St Ambrose Primary were also in fine form as they routed Colaaco Primary 8-0 with four goals from Jacob Rodney (3rd, 6th, 16th and 22nd) and a brace from Rovin Henry (4th, 30th).Commercial Manger of COURTS Guyana Inc., Joel Persico kicks off the 2017 Pee Wee Football TournamentD’Andre Anderson and an own goal accounted for the eight scored in the game.Keilshon Humphrey was the star in Den Amstel Primary’s 3-0 win over Smith Memorial, scoring a hat- trick with strikes in the 11th, 21st and 26th.Enterprise Primary and West Ruimveldt played to a goalless stalemate, while Tucville advantaged Soesdyke Primary 6-0. Braces from Emmanuel Tinch (4th, 23rd) and Carl Negus (6th, 20th) ensured that the side had no problem in securing the win, as Ryan Greene (2nd) and John Harry (5th) drove the nails into the coffin.St Angela’s and Marian Academy played to a goalless stalemate with Redeemer overcoming North Georgetown 2-0, thanks to a double from Nicholas Watts (18th, 22nd).St. Stephens had Joshua Leitch save the day in their 1-0 win against Timheri Primary, while St Pius thrashed F.E Pollard 6-0, thanks to a hat trick from Dwayne Baptiste (2nd, 25th and 26th), a brace from Kaven Wellington (21st and 24th) and a single from Manassel Anderson (3rd).Yesterday morning’s session featured a march past with the kickoff being done by Commercial Manger of COURTS Guyana Inc., Joel Persico.last_img read more

South Korea dog meat restaurants refuse to stop serving for Olympics

first_imgThe Gangneung Ice Arena is illuminated at night prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)Almost all the dog meat restaurants in South Korea’s Pyeongchang county, where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony will be held on Friday, have defied a government request to stop serving the food, an official admitted Thursday.South Koreans are believed to consume about one million dogs a year as a summertime delicacy, with the greasy red meat — which is invariably boiled for tenderness — believed to increase energy.ADVERTISEMENT “Some of them initially shifted to selling pork or things instead of dog meat only to find their sales plunging sharply. They then switched back to dog meat.”Signs advertising dog meat dishes such as boshintang (health-boosting soup), yeongyangtang (nutrient soup) or sacheoltang (year-round soup) have been replaced with more neutral ones such as yeomsotang (goat soup) to avoid giving “a bad impression to foreigners” during the Games, he added.Dog meat is officially classed as “detestable” by Seoul, as is snake, but the designation has no legal ramifications.South Korean authorities periodically try to persuade restaurants to change their menus or drop signs suggestive of dog meat during major international events hosted by the country. The tradition has declined as the nation increasingly embraces the idea of dogs as pets instead of livestock, with eating them now something of a taboo among young South Koreans.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments North Korea has military parade on eve of Olympics in South MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Activists have stepped up campaigns to ban dog consumption, with online petitions urging boycotts of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics over the issue, and protests in Seoul.Local authorities asked the 12 dog meat restaurants in Pyeongchang county to stop serving the food during the Games, in exchange for subsidies.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut only two have complied, Pyeongchang County government official Lee Yong-bae told AFP.“We’ve faced a lot of complaints from restaurant operators that we are threatening their livelihood,” he said. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more