A priest who inspired and infuriated

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Henry L. Bird says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ November 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm Thanks Dan. We need reminders of the efforts who have served on the front lines for the message of Christ. 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A thrill to read and celebrate a great witness. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis November 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm Thanks for your article, Dan. It is an encouragement to the rest of us repressed rebels and to radical practice of Gospel teachings. 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Ronald L. Reed says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Rev. Canon Dan Webster[Episcopal News Service] Years ago, the Rev. Bob Castle came to the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin to give a lecture.  He was not larger than life, nor was he particularly compelling.To prepare, we had watched what to me was an inspiring documentary about him, “Cousin Bobby,” produced by his cousin Jonathan Demme, who had directed “Silence of the Lambs.” Even so, Castle himself was pretty unassuming.When I heard about his recent death, I recalled Castle’s impact on Garret Keizer, author of A Dresser of Sycamore Trees, The Finding of a Ministry, a book I often loan to folks who think they may want to enter the priesthood.Castle picked Keizer, a parishioner and Vermont high school teacher, to take on more ministry in their small Episcopal congregation, asking him to lead adult catechism and preach.  Keizer would later became a lay vicar and eventually a “Canon 9” priest, a locally-trained person ordained to serve a particular parish or ministry. Keizer’s book is as much an homage to his mentor as it is a memoir.“By watching how Castle tempered insight with tolerance, I began to believe that God’s ability to see through the superficial exterior of a man or woman is not necessarily the same as God’s disapproval of that exterior, however trite or quirky it appears,” he wrote.Castle’s urban ministry in New Jersey and New York City is well-chronicled by Keizer who describes the marching with Martin Luther King, Jr., opposition to the Vietnam War, protesting the buildup of nuclear weapons in the 1980s, and dumping uncollected garbage in Harlem in front of City Hall in lower Manhattan.  Castle was arrested so many times it was routine for Castle’s kids to ask, “How much is the bail, Mom?”Demme’s documentary captured Castle talking about how the Harlem community kept complaining about potholes in the streets with no result. When news media arrived to cover a street protest Castle called in, they found him with a table set in a pothole. The news conference began with Holy Eucharist. This was not the first time he’d done something like this.“He had invited street gang to use the parish gymnasium,” Keizer recounted. “He had staged a summit between two warring gangs, beginning with Holy Communion.”I suspect there were infuriated Episcopalians in New York City when he protested a service outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine honoring Gen. Colin Powell and veterans of Desert Storm.During his talk in Austin, Castle said two things were missing from the seminary curriculum: having the experience of walking in the steps of the Master and community organizing.  He thought everyone called to follow Jesus should visit the Holy Land.  And, if memory serves, he was adamant about learning how to organize a parish community to do the work of the gospel.There had been a history of police cars from the local precinct parking on the sidewalk in front of his church, St. Mary’s in Harlem.  When repeated requests to move the cars were ignored, he covered the windshields of offending cars with a mixture of flour and water and wrote, “This Police Officer Disrespects Our Community.”“That is how I’ll go down in the annals of history,” Castle told Keizer.  “St. Patrick got the snakes out of Ireland, and I got the cars off the sidewalk on 126th Street.”Castle lived the courage of his gospel convictions.  He, like his church, opposed the death penalty.  He pushed his church to acknowledge the sin of racism.  And he lived to speak and passionately advocate for those who had no voice or no access to power.  Our church needs more leaders who are inspired to follow Bob Castle’s example.— The Rev. Canon Dan Webster is canon for evangelism and ministry development in the Diocese of Maryland.  He lives in Baltimore.last_img read more

AD Classics: The Glass House / Philip Johnson

first_imgCopyAbout this officePhilip JohnsonOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidentialLandscapeNew CanaanHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 17, 2010Cite: Adelyn Perez. “AD Classics: The Glass House / Philip Johnson” 17 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream AD Classics: The Glass House / Philip Johnson Architects: Philip Johnson Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” United States Projects AD Classics: The Glass House / Philip JohnsonSave this projectSaveAD Classics: The Glass House / Philip Johnson Copy+ 16Houses•New Canaan, United States ArchDaily Save this picture!Written by Adelyn Perez Share Houses Text description provided by the architects. Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the Glass House by Philip Johnson, with its perfect proportions and its simplicity, is considered one of the first most brilliant works of modern architecture. Johnson built the 47-acre estate for himself in New Canaan, Connecticut. The house was the first of fourteen structures that the architect built on the property over a span of fifty years.Save this picture!Completed in 1949, the Glass House was the first design Johnson built on the property. The one-story house has a 32’x56′ open floor plan enclosed in 18-feet-wide floor-to-ceiling sheets of glass between black steel piers and stock H-beams that anchored the glass in place. The structure, however, did not impress Mies when he visited the house. It is said that the brilliant mentor to Philip Johnson stormed out in fury because of what he interpreted as a lack of thought in the details of the house.Save this picture!Library PlanNonetheless there are still many features that contribute to the beauty of the house. The clear glass panels create a series of lively reflections, including those of the surrounding trees, and people walking inside or outside of the house, layering them on top of one another creating everchanging images with each step taken around it.Save this picture!The interior of the Glass House is completely exposed to the outdoors except for the a cylinder brick structure with the entrance to the bathroom on one side and a fireplace on the other side. The floor-to-ceiling height is ten and a half feet and the brick cylinder structure protrudes from the top. Save this picture!The floor is also made of red brick laid out in a herringbone pattern and is raised ten inches off of ground level. The only other divisions in the house besides the bathroom are discreetly done with low cabinets and bookshelves, making the house a single open room. This provides ventilation from all four sides flowing through the house as well as ample lighting.Save this picture!Although the house is the primary attraction on the site, Johnson used the expansive land around it to allow his imagination to run and build thirteen more structures that include a guest house, an art gallery, and a sculpture pavilion. Save this picture!The guest house, connected to the Glass House with a stone path that lays over the expansive lawn immediately surrounding it, is a heavy brick structure, contrasting the extreme lightness and transparency expressed in the Glass House. Save this picture!The art gallery is buried underground in order to not take away attention from the house, making it windowless which is uncommon for a gallery. Wright’s other notable experiment on the site included a sculpture gallery which is “an assymmetrical white-brick shed with a glass roof…conceived as a series of interlocking rooms that step down around an open, central space.”Save this picture!Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997, the Glass House is still considered a modern marvel. The beauty in its composition along with the rolling landscape have people travelling to visit and experience it firsthand everyday, and with the lines of the Glass House and the other buildings smoothly blending in with the lines of the horizon and the surrounding landscape, one can feel a breathtaking sensation of endlessness.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessInternational Landscape Architecture CompetitionArticlesBBI Info-Tower / Kusus + Kusus ArchitektenArticles Share 1949 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/60259/ad-classics-the-glass-house-philip-johnson Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/60259/ad-classics-the-glass-house-philip-johnson Clipboard Year: last_img read more

Nominet Trust invites more applications for funding technology for social good

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis HumanITy, which is researching whether it is possible to pass on the discounts of buying in bulk to low-income families by using an online platform to aggregate demand for everyday products and servicesCarers UK for Jointly, a web-enabled tool designed to support busy people who juggle working and caring for a loved one.DigitalMe Limited for Badge the UK, which aims to create new employment for young people thought Mozilla Open Badges, which offer an opportunity to recognise in-demand workplace skills.Annika Small, Nominet Trust CEO, commented: “The organisations supported in this funding round are using digital technology to support new forms of employment and agency for young people, new approaches to healthcare and new ways of lowering the cost of living for the squeezed middle. These ventures are further proof that digital technology is a vital tool in addressing persistent social problems.”The trust is particularly keen to receive applications from projects that demonstrate how technology can support older people in their communities.The deadline for the next funding round from Nominet Trust is 4 September 2013.Photo: red heart and USB on keyboard by asharkyu on Flickr.com Tagged with: Fundingcenter_img Nominet Trust invites more applications for funding technology for social good Nominet Trust, the charity that which believes in the power of digital technology to improve lives, has opened the next round of funding for technology projects that aim to address persistent social challenges.It did so as it announced the 11 projects that are sharing over £1 million in funding from its most recent round. As well as funding, each project will benefit from a tailored package of business planning and communications support.New recipients include: Advertisement Howard Lake | 24 May 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Oakland, Calif., community commemorates Oscar Grant

first_imgFamily members of victims of police killings at Jan. 1 rally.WW photo: Terri KayOakland, Calif. — The mall area of the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit Station here reverberated with the speeches and sounds of the “Oscar Grant 5th Year Vigil Celebration” on New Year’s Day. Family members, clergy, union activists, musicians, poets, rappers and supporters all gathered to commemorate the life of Oscar Grant and to demand an end to all police murders and violence against young people of color.The event, organized by the Oscar Grant Foundation, commemorated the murder of Grant, a 19-year-old Black youth, by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle on Jan. 1, 2009. Grant, who was unarmed, was handcuffed and on the ground when Mehserle killed him. The Movement for Justice for Oscar Grant, led by family members and activists, has continued to this day — joining with and supporting other struggles against police brutality and murder around the country.The rally was chaired by Cephus Johnson (also known as “Uncle Bobby”) and members of the Black Student Union at the University of California, Berkeley. Many rap artists, including Jasiri X and Ras Ceylon, attended and performed, along with other cultural artists.Clarence Thomas and Jack Heyman of the International Longshore Workers Union delivered a strong solidarity message to the crowd. In 2010, the ILWU organized a port shutdown to protest Grant’s killing and to show solidarity with Oakland’s African-American community. “When workers stand up, we can make change,” Thomas, a member of ILWU Local 10, said.Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant’s mother, said: “It’s about fighting for social justice until the end. … We want police to be held accountable for their actions.”Family members of other police murder victims attended, spoke at the rally and held up placards with pictures of their loved ones.That evening, there was also a panel discussion called “Oscar Grant: The Rest of the Story” at the One Fam community organization in West Oakland. It was held as a “friendraiser” for the movie by that title directed by Roger Rimera. The discussion, moderated by Tony Coleman, featured panelist Nigel Bryson, who was on the BART platform with Grant on the night he was murdered. Other speakers included Cat Brooks of the Onyx Organizing Committee, civil rights attorney Dan Siegel and Minister Keith Muhammad of the Nation of Islam. About 75 to 100 people attended the standing-room-only event.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Road works between Drimnaraw and Tirlin to commence before year end

first_imgNews LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – July 16, 2011 Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Road works between Drimnaraw and Tirlin to commence before year end Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published It has been confirmed that the much needed road works between Drimnaraw and Tirlin in the west of the county  will commence before the year end.Cllr Seamus O’Domhanill had earlier met NRA officials where it was confirmed an allocation of €1.6 million was secured  to complete all outstanding works along the stretch..He says the money will allow for re-alignment works improving the safety of road users:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/seamus.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Previous article19 year old man charged with Derry rapeNext articleTraffic garda caught €3,500 pub robbers who gave wrong details News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Paige Winter, her family recall dramatic shark attack and rescue one year later

first_imgABC NewsBy DANIELLE GENET andd KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s been over a year since Paige Winter lost her leg and part of her hand from a bull shark attack off the coast of North Carolina in which her father jumped to the rescue.But like the tide, Winter and her family’s road to recovery have had highs and lows.Winter first told Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview on ABC News’ Good Morning America weeks after the incident that she refused to let the attack keep her down. Now, in a new Robin Roberts event special, Shark Attack: The Paige Winter Story, she and her family share exclusive details of the dramatic rescue, inspiring moments from their strides toward progress over the last year and her emotional return to the beach where the life-changing incident took place.“Summer 2019 was looking very promising. You know, school was about to end,” Winter told ABC News thinking back to her summer vacation plans before the attack. “It was lookin’ pretty good. I was excited. I was happy. Then, you know, sometimes things happen.”Winter, who was 17 at the time, said that on Sunday, June 2, her father Charlie Winter “wanted to have a family day,” but little did any of them know how much their strength and bond would be tested.“Everybody needed to get out. Everybody needed to just play,” Charlie Winter recalled.”We’re going to go have a good day at the beach. And that’s what we did.”The group — including Winter’s best friend Kale Wynant, who her mom Marcy Winter said she considers part of the family — went to Ft. Macon Beach and after finding a spot on the sand, made their way into the water.Winter recalled that it had “rained really hard the night before” and explained that made the water “brackish” and murky. “It was shallow for a long time and at first I’m like, ‘ugh I’m gonna go back, this is cold,’” she noted, but said she eventually decided to stay in.Once in the water with her sister Anais Winter and best friend Kale, she noticed her dad attempting to sneak up on them.Winter said she stepped on something in the water and thought it was her dad, thinking to herself “‘That’s fine. Real funny.’ And then I was like, ‘Ow. That kind of hurts.’ And then, I get pulled underwater. Like, completely yoked.”“When I came back up, I saw Paige get pushed out of the water, like pushed upwards,” Wynant recalled. “I just heard Anais say, ‘Paige, what are you doing?’”Anais Winter was the first of the family to see what was unfolding in the water.“I saw her get taken down by the shark and then I saw her blood come up,” she said.Winter likened the feeling of being pulled relentlessly to “playing with a dog” when it clings onto and shakes a rope side to side. “And then I was like, I don’t know what to do,’” she added.As she felt the shark’s teeth, which she compared to a bear trap, pierce into her hand, Winter attempted to break free. She said the shark let go for a moment and then bit down on her left leg instead.“It happened really fast, but a lot of thoughts were going through my head,” she remembered. “‘Am I going to drown or am I going to bleed out? I really don’t want to die.’ So I started praying.”Her dad, a former Marine turned firefighter, immediately rushed to help his daughter.“I ran, I just started running. It didn’t take me long to get there, but I just got there. I just ran, I ran where the pink was moving and I dove under and I grabbed Paige with my left arm and I brought her up,” he said. “When I brought her up, there was resistance.”Charlie Winter recalled the moment he came face to face with the ocean predator that he had to fight off.“There was a shark, this shark, this huge shark and it thrashed,” he said. “And I knew I had Paige and it was pulling me, and I had to anchor my feet down in the sand to stop me from moving out. And I just started to hit it. I hit it, man. I hit it so hard. So many times, just started to hit it.”Thinking back on the incident, Charlie Winter added, “I took that moment in, ’cause I needed to take that moment.”“I was looking at it, and I could feel the raw power of what that shark was trying to do,” he said. “That shark wasn’t there to be my friend. It tried to kill my daughter.”After he scooped her out of the water, Charlie Winter held her as her leg bled out and said, “I thought I was carrying my dead child.”911 dispatchers received frantic calls about the shark attack, with witnesses saying Winter’s leg was “almost gone.” One witness said fearfully, “I don’t know if she’s gonna make it.”“I thought this was it. She kept talking, she kept talking, she kept talking,” Winter’s dad said.Paige remembered, “I was just saying, ‘Dad, please help me. Please help me.’ And he’s like, ‘I got you. I got you.”“I kept saying, ‘I got you. I got you. I got you. I got you,’” Charlie Winter recalled of the repeated promise to get her out alive.Winter’s father thought back to when Paige was just a newborn and said, “I knew it was my job and my responsibility to take care of this little — this little baby.”After Charlie Winter got out of the Marine Corps, he became a firefighter and paramedic, because he said, “I wanted her to be proud to go to school, and say what her dad did for a living.”“I think my dad is like a real actual hero, you know? He goes and he saves lives every day. He does all the things he can,” Winter said. “He does his job really well.”Although Winter’s parents have not been married since she was nearly 2 years old, the pair told ABC News the decision to co-parent has made them good friends and they agree that they have “done a really good job.”Marcy Winter described her ex-husband as stalwart, steadfast and reliable, adding, “my kids have grown up knowing not only that people like that exist, but they’ve also got the safety net of knowing that like that person super exists in their world.”Tune in Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC to hear more about Paige Winter’s surgery, recovery and life over the last year after the attack, including her first steps using a prosthetic leg, her triumphant milestones during her senior year of high school and the emotional return to the scene on the shore where the attack took place.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Women could add different ‘voice’ to board discussions

first_img Previous Article Next Article Figures onthe number of women at board level are disappointing, but there are actionswomen can take. By Val Singh Comments are closed. Althoughthe HR field is dominated by women, there were only three female HR directorsin the FTSE 100 list of companies in August 2000, and one of these has sinceleft. The problemwas underlined by the recent index of FTSE companies, which showed women stilltake only 5 per cent of seats on the boards of top companies (News, 14November).It isdisappointing that it is taking so long for females to break through the toplayer of the glass ceiling. Women can bring so much to the board in terms oftheir different roles as consumers as well as managers. With their more diversepersonality types and experiences, they can influence board decision-making bytheir different “voice”. Women HRdirectors on the board are likely to provide a more transformational way ofdealing with employment and people issues. Their experience in successfullynegotiating career paths may enable them to make a difference to some of thestructural barriers for women. They also provide important role models, whichmay improve the retention of women in the organisation. Thereshould by now be a growing pool of women managers with potential to achieve HRdirector positions. These women have two hurdles to overcome. First, they haveto prove they can do the job as well as their male counterparts, despite thegender stereotyping and masculine cultures still prevailing in manyorganisations. With determination and investment in the right career capital,they can overcome this.Second,there is a shrinking number of boardroom seats, so the competition is greater,and there may be no HR directorship in their particular organisation.A recentpaper by Kelly & Gennard in the Human Resource Management Journal examinedthe paths by which 60 HR professionals achieved board positions. Most hadzigzagged between HR and other functions, on average three times. Some hadprogressed vertically, and a small number had parachuted into HR directorships.CEOs said they had signalled to their management team the qualities they soughtin HR directors. These were professional competence in HR, ability to makebusiness-focused decisions, and interpersonal team player ability. Womenmanagers who “read” signals coming from their boards will examine their owncareer strengths and decide whether to put themselves forward. The tendency forwomen to wait to be asked rather than push themselves forward will be a hurdle.Kelly & Gennard found it was the HR generalist rather than HR specialistwho was most likely to reach the boardroom. This may be a stumbling block forwomen who like to work or who are channelled into specialist areas, because itis easier to work part-time in those departments.The HRfunction on boards is often represented by the operations director who has akey advantage over the would-be HR director when it comes to selection – ahelicopter view of how the company operates. For women HR managers who havestayed in their specialist area, it may be difficult to get that businessoverview which could propel them to the top. It is essential that they reviewthe signals and their careers, so that they can address any gaps in experienceor qualifications. I recommendself-development in terms of the building of reputation through impressionmanagement of their real strengths. This involves creating networks upwards andoutwards, promoting ambition, seeking challenging tasks, even if there is anelement of risk. It involves moving out of the comfort zone of known technicalexpertise into a wider arena. This is a real challenge for women, if they wantto get to the top. Women could add different ‘voice’ to board discussionsOn 28 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today By Dr ValSingh, senior research fellow at the Centre for Developing Women BusinessLeaders, Cranfield School of Management Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Utah Men’s Basketball Adds Jordan Kellier For Next Season

first_imgJune 30, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Adds Jordan Kellier For Next Season Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Tuesday, University of Utah men’s basketball added Williston State transfer Jordan Kellier to the squad next season per a statement from Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak.Kellier, a 6-6, 215-pound guard out of Kingston, Jamaica averaged 17.4 points and 8.6 rebounds per game last season for the Tetons of the National Junior College Athletic Association.Kellier is a sophomore and as such will have three seasons of eligibility for the Utes.Kellier is the third Jamaican national to be on a Division I roster this upcoming season, joining Illinois center Kofi Cockburn and Manhattan forward Warren Williams.Kellier will be joining fellow newcomers to the Utes’ program, shooting guard Ian Martinez (Junipero Serra H.S., Calif.) and Swedish national combo guard Pelle Larsson. Tags: Utah Men’s Basketballlast_img read more

What makes Britain’s Best Loaf stand out?

first_imgThe Britain’s Best Loaf 2020 competition is fast approaching, with only a few weeks left to enter.Taking place at the Farm Shoop & Deli show at the Birmingham NEC on Monday 7 September, it offers bakers the perfect opportunity to flex their floury muscles and pit their loaves against the finest in the country. The event is sponsored by ADM, American Pan UK and Scobie McIntosh/Revent.There are six categories, including Gluten Free, Innovation, White and Wholegrain. Due to huge the interest in sourdough and high number of entries, the category has been split into two (see below).The winning loaf from each of the six categories will be in the running to take the ultimate accolade of Britain’s Best Loaf.Entries close on Monday 9 March. To find out more, and to enter, visit: britainsbestloaf.co.uk.Need more convincing? Here’s what it takes to secure a category win and even the ultimate accolade of Britain’s Best Loaf, as well as the benefits of doing so:We judge a loaf by its cover (among other things)A loaf’s looks don’t necessarily equate to its tastiness, but when it comes to Britain’s Best Loaf achieving the best of both worlds is important.As 2019 champion Lee Smith, from Poppyseed Bakery in East Sussex, says about his winning Wholemeal Sourdough: “Our sourdough stands out because we put in as much effort on the appearance as we do the eating quality. Both are important for the customer.”He should know, having won the competition in 2013, 2014 and 2016. This year, he’s on the judging panel that will be scoring every entry on external appearance, internal structure, aroma and taste.“We allow the dough time, which helps our sourdough to be consistent and so popular,” he adds. The wholemeal sourdough has become even more popular since the 2019 win,1 with sales up 50%.Think outside of the box when it comes to innovationIt’s fair to say that Innovation category winner in 2019 definitely thought outside the box – and that’s exactly what the judges are looking for in this category as well as perfectly baked bread.Pappa-G’s Taste of India loaf (above), from Cardiff-based The Danish Bakery, was thought up by one of the bakery’s apprentices and was inspired by their travels in India. Taking 74 hours to produce, the loaf features chilli, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger and onions.“I like to give my team a challenge and get them experimenting with the knowledge they have gained working with our bread recipes, but then make their own creations,” says The Danish Bakery founder Betina Skovbro.In 2018, the Innovation winner was an Easter Bread by Joe’s Bakery. The winning loaf was a yeasted wheat and rye bread containing hazelnuts, raisins, cherries, mixed citrus peel and lemon zest.The only limit in innovation is your imagination.Get creative with sourdoughAs interest in sourdough has exploded, so has the sourdough category at Britain’s Best Loaf. So much so that we’ve had to split it into two. Here’s what it looks like for the 2020 competition:Plain Sourdough: A loaf made 100% by fermentation using naturally occurring lactobacillus. May contain only flour, salt and water.Sourdough with Other Ingredients: Made 100% by fermentation, using naturally occurring lactobacillus. May contain flour, salt and water, plus additional ingredients such as nuts, seeds, vegetables and honey.This leaves plenty of room for experimentation be it in the type of flour used or the natural ingredients added. In previous years the judges have been wowed by all manner of sourdough loaves – and they are frequently among the overall winners.In 2018, a White Seeded Sourdough from Sussex-based Foodhaven clinched the title. It has a 30-hour fermentation and comprises strong white flour, water, salt, oil and seeds.On the more unusual side was the 2017 winner – a Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough from Seasons Bakery in Ingleton, North Yorkshire (pictured above). The loaf is so successful, it was also named Speciality Bread Product of the Year at the 2019 Baking Industry Awards hosted by British Baker. The loaf involves a three-day process which starts with a sourdough ferment to which beetroot is added for flavour and colour. The dough is made a day later after the ferment has been fed twice. It is then left to bulk-ferment for another day before seeds are added and the earthy flavour left to develop.Think you’ve got what it takes to make Britain’s Best Loaf? Enter via britainsbestloaf.co.uk.last_img read more

Dave Grohl Collaborates With Dave Grohl On 23-Minute, Multi-Instrumental Solo Opus, “PLAY” [Watch]

first_imgLast week, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl announced the upcoming release of a new two-part documentary titled PLAY. In the film, Grohl draws connections between the mindsets of young, aspiring musicians and seasoned rock stars with regard to their excitement about the lifelong commitment to being a student of music. The announcement noted that the centerpiece of the new film was the titular 23-minute solo instrumental opus that Grohl crafted for the projcet.Now, Grohl has shared the first portion of the documentary, shot in black and white, which establishes the film’s core themes and details the making of his extended studio jam, before presenting the extended “PLAY” instrumental in all its glory, using video layering effects to show seven different Dave Grohls playing the song’s various instrumental parts simultaneously.As Grohl explains in a voiceover to begin the video,To any musician young or old, a beautiful studio full of instruments is like a playground. To me, I’m like a kid in a candy store. Most musicians are always chasing the next challenge, you never feel satisfied, you never feel like you’ve completely mastered the instrument you’re playing. It’s always gonna be a puzzle, it’s alway’s gonna be a challenge. It’s a beautiful mystery. But once it gets its hooks in you, that’s when the obsession and the drive really kick in. …I’m still trying to figure it out, still pushing myself, looking for the next challenge, doing something I’ve never done before. … The idea of coming in and not only recording a song by myself, but a 23-minute instrumental, multiple instruments, running from one to the next, just seemed like something I hadn’t done before. An honestly, I didn’t know if I could pull it off. Well, Dave, after watching the video, we can assure you that you did, indeed, “pull it off.” “Play” is an impressive undertaking, and the video is nothing short of amazing. Below, you can watch the newly released video. Carve out some time, sit back, and watch Dave, Dave, Dave, Dave, Dave, Dave, and Dave craft their rocking instrumental studio opus.Watch Dave Grohl’s PLAY below:Dave Grohl – “Play”[Video: Foo Fighters]You can pre-order limited edition PLAY vinyl bundles and stream the song here.last_img read more