Alan Clarke to leave Scottish Bakers

first_imgThe association has today announced that Alan Clarke, who has been chief executive for seven years, will leave Scottish Bakers in June.Clarke will leave the organisation at the end of June to take up the role of chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland.Craig McPhie, president of Scottish Bakers, said Clarke was leaving the association “in a much healthier position than when he joined”. During Clarke’s time as president, McPhie said Scottish Bakers “had built on the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards and established the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards, making a positive impact to each of the winning businesses.” He added that the association had also won Conference of the Year twice in a row, at the UK Association Awards.In conclusion, McPhie said: “I would like to thank Alan for everything he and his team have achieved and we sincerely wish him well for the future as we look to fill some very big shoes.”Scottish Bakers told British Baker that a recruitment process is underway.last_img read more

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Lockn’ Adds Jim James, Phil Lesh & Friends With moe., And More With Daily Lineup Reveal

first_imgLockn’ in Arrington, Virginia, has been slowly revealing its line up over the past week, with yesterday bringing the news that Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will perform the entirety of Terrapin Station with the Terrapin Family Band during a special performance at the festival. On Monday, Antibalas, Blackberry Smoke, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Hiss Golden Messenger, Moonalice, The Record Company, and Sinkane were added to the bill. Tuesday’s announcement added John Fogerty, and Wednesday added The Disco Biscuits to the list. Today, Lockn’ revealed its daily schedule, bringing to light even more special surprises for attendees of the festival.The daily lineup reveals that Jim James will be performing a solo set on Friday. phil.moe. will also be making their debut on Sunday, which will be a variation of Phil Lesh & Friends with moe. You can check out the full daily schedule below, and get your tickets to and more information about Lockn’ here.last_img read more

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Brookville Business Owners Offer Input For Main St. Construction

first_imgState Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) met with business owners regarding Main Street construction in 2017.BROOKVILLE – State Representative Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) recently met with dozens of local business owners to discuss the proposed construction coming to Main Street U.S. 52 in 2017.Some owners previously expressed concerns regarding the subtraction of nearly sixty parking spots in front of businesses from 4th to 6th streets, according to the Brookville American-Democrat.They also voiced concern over the duration of the Indiana Department of Transportation project and the impact it would have on Main Street businesses.McMillin recently met with 37 community members to discuss ideas regarding the project.“We have 2 and a half years to plan for what is going to be a great opportunity for our community,” McMillin said.“Something like this is going to affect everyone on Main Street and everyone that comes through our Main Street. We were getting people together so we report back to INDOT through our town council as to what the town wants.”McMillin added that there was a collective resolution to work toward certain aspects of the project which could likely be presented to the Brookville Town-Council next week.Along with several business owners that attended the meeting, McMillin agrees that keeping the historical integrity of Brookville is highly important as well as easy access to businesses, including on-street parking and parking lots.“That was one of the big things that came out of the meeting that I think is great. We have a unified front to try and locate additional off-street parking so that parking could be created before the 2017 project starts,” McMillin said.“So for businesses to be successful we want to make sure we provide every possible opportunity for customers to get to businesses conveniently.”The proposed Main Street U.S. 52 project could likely span from Blue Creek Rd. near IGA to U.S. 52 going toward Metamora.last_img read more

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Hoddle warns Bale off Real

first_img Press Association Former England and Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle feels it would be a mistake for Gareth Bale to join Real Madrid this summer, believing the Wales ace might not yet be ready to move abroad. Madrid are reportedly willing to break the £80million world-record fee they paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 to take Bale to the Bernabeu. Bale is said to be keen to speak to Madrid, although Spurs have insisted the 24-year-old, who signed a new four-year contract at White Hart Lane in June 2012, is not for sale. center_img Hoddle concedes there’s a “price on everyone’s head in football” but he feels Bale would be best served staying with Tottenham for now and building on his remarkable 2012/13 campaign which saw him named player of the year by the Professional Footballers’ Association and the Football Writers’ Association. Hoddle told talkSPORT: “It’s a difficult one but if you’re talking about the lad himself, I would definitely, if I was advising him, I would say he’s not quite ready to go abroad. “I think he’s had a sensational year, for him to pick the reins up in that form would be nigh-on impossible straight away. I don’t feel he’s quite ready off the pitch to make that move.” Hoddle, who knows what it is like to leave Spurs and move abroad after swapping the north London side for Monaco in 1987, added: “It’s one thing setting a standard, it’s keeping the standard which is the hardest thing, the consistency. “My word how consistent he’s been, he’s been nine out of 10 every game, some of the goals he’s scored have been sensational. “That’s what people want to see in football, they pay good money and a lot of money nowadays to go and Real Madrid’s fans will be purring at the thought of having possibly him and Ronaldo in the same team. They can go back and challenge the world again. “When you go abroad the first four, five, six months could be difficult for him to regain that form and if his family are not with him 100 per cent all those things come into it. “I just sense that maybe he might go for the wrong reasons. If he wants to go just for football reasons I think it might be better in a year’s time or maybe two years’ time.” last_img read more

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‘Heading Home’ depicts a unique moment in the existence of Israel’s unique baseball team

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I had a one-way ticket (to South Korea) because I didn’t know how they were going to do,” Newberger said in a telephone interview from New York. “I thought it was going to be a quick trip. I ended up being away from my family for about a month.”The resulting film, “Heading Home,” is currently enjoying a limited run in Los Angeles theaters through Sept. 19. I attended a special screening Friday at the Laemmle Royal in West Los Angeles. Cody Decker and Zack Thornton, two players on Israel’s 2017 WBC team, also attended and took questions from the audience afterward.You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate the story depicted in the film. Online oddsmaker Bovada gave Israel 200-to-1 odds to win the 2017 WBC, making it the biggest underdog among the 16 teams. To win one game, let alone four, would have been a major upset. The film’s title is a double-entendre; heading home is something one does both on and off a baseball field. Judging by the questions from the audience, the non-baseball meaning of the Israel trip held more fascination than winning four games in Asia.Start with the always-intriguing question of who is eligible to play for Team Israel. As with any WBC team, players must be able to gain citizenship in the land they represent. In the case of Israel, one Jewish parent or grandparent is all it takes. This is where “Heading Home” begins, with general manager Peter Kurtz scouring for evidence of the necessary bloodlines among professional baseball players. Scott Burcham, a minor league infielder in the Colorado Rockies’ system, says his manager asked him one day out of the blue if he was Jewish. He is. (Congratulations, Scott, welcome to the team!)The film makes these rules for eligibility fairly clear. It also makes clear that the same citizenship rule applies to the other WBC teams – United States, Japan, Mexico, etc. But I think some in the audience were taken aback by the fact that most Team Israel players were not practicing Jews, let alone Israeli citizens. One, Ike Davis, offered the camera a revealing quote in Israel: “A Jewish-run state is pretty cool. It’s not as weird as you’d think.” The round-trip, all-expenses-paid journey to Israel could be more or less than a Birthright trip, depending on your point of view. “He has his issues with Israel, and I thought it was a really good thing that he got his perspective into the movie,” Decker said. “I thought that’s important to have because this movie is as pro-Israel as it gets. But it’s important to see other people’s perspectives. He’s someone who has a complete opposite perspective as pretty much everyone in this room. But he has the same love of baseball that we did. It just tore down every wall possible for that short time.”It so happens that an Israeli baseball team is now attempting to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Some of the players on the 2017 WBC roster are on that team, too. The Olympic roster eligibility rules are stricter; all players must be Israeli citizens themselves. Reds pitcher Jon Moscot and recently retired infielder Ty Kelly, formerly of the Mets and Phillies, are among the American-born players who gained Israeli citizenship – a process known as Aliyah. Maybe something about heading home the first time, in 2017, made them want to call Israel home on a more permanent basis.They probably won’t win a gold medal, but Newberger wouldn’t mind. A sequel is already in the works. The working title, he said, is “Heading Home 2: Return of the Mensch.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Harvard-Westlake alum Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter for White Sox center_img Previous“Heading Home,” a documentary film about the baseball team that represented Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic is currently enjoying a limited run in Los Angeles theaters through Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)In this Jan, 5 2017 photo, Ryan Lavarnway, an American baseball player, signs autographs to Israeli fans before the practice at the Baptist Village sport complex near Petah Tikva, Israel. “Heading Home,” a documentary film about the team that represented Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic is currently enjoying a limited run in Los Angeles theaters through Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)In this Jan, 5 2017 photo, American Jewish professional baseball players Ike Davis, left, and Cody Decker chat during practice at the Baptist Village sport complex near Petah Tikva. “Heading Home,” a documentary film about the team that represented Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic is currently enjoying a limited run in Los Angeles theaters through Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsIsrael’s starter Jason Marquis throws against Cuba during the first inning of their second round game of the World Baseball Classic at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Sunday, March 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)Team Israel catcher Nick Rickles, right, pitcher Jake Kalish, second from right, and other players listen to their national anthem during the opening ceremony of their game against the Netherlands at the 2017 World Baseball Classic on March 13, 2017 in Tokyo. “Heading Home,” a documentary film about the team is currently enjoying a limited run in Los Angeles theaters through Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – MARCH 09: Manager Jerry Weinstein #1 of Israel runs to the dugout after a pitching change in the top of the eighth inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool A Game Five between Netherlands and Israel at Gocheok Sky Dome on March 9, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)Team Israel infielder Cody Decker holds the team mascot “The Mensch” after a World Baseball Classic game against the Netherlands in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 12: Ike Davis #29 of Israel hits a foul ball in the first inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool E Game One between Cuba and Israel at Tokyo Dome on March 12, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 12: Pitcher Josh Zeid #28 of Israel celebrates after winning the World Baseball Classic Pool E Game One between Cuba and Israel at Tokyo Dome on March 12, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 12: Israel celebrate after winning the World Baseball Classic Pool E Game One between Cuba and Israel at Tokyo Dome on March 12, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 13: Infielder Nate Freiman #45 of Israel juggles the ball prior to the World Baseball Classic Pool E Game Three between Netherlands and Israel at the Tokyo Dome on March 13, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 13: Pitcher Jeremy Bleich #27 of Israel throws in the top of the third inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool E Game Three between Netherlands and Israel at the Tokyo Dome on March 13, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 13: Outfielder Zach Borenstein #18 of Israel is seen before the top of the sixth inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool E Game Three between Netherlands and Israel at the Tokyo Dome on March 13, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 13: Pitcher Alex Katz #25 of Israel throws in the top of the sixth inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool E Game Three between Netherlands and Israel at the Tokyo Dome on March 13, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 15: Israel players are seen in front of the dugout prior to the World Baseball Classic Pool E Game Six between Israel and Japan at the Tokyo Dome on March 15, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 15: Infielder Ty Kelly #56 of Israel makes a catch a pop fly by Infielder Nobuhiro Matsuda #3 of Japan in the bottom of the second inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool E Game Six between Israel and Japan at the Tokyo Dome on March 15, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)Israeli designated hitter Ike Davis hits an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool E second round match between Israel and Japan at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo on March 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TORU YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)“Heading Home,” a documentary film about the baseball team that represented Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic is currently enjoying a limited run in Los Angeles theaters through Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)In this Jan, 5 2017 photo, Ryan Lavarnway, an American baseball player, signs autographs to Israeli fans before the practice at the Baptist Village sport complex near Petah Tikva, Israel. “Heading Home,” a documentary film about the team that represented Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic is currently enjoying a limited run in Los Angeles theaters through Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)NextShow Caption1 of 17In this Jan, 5 2017 photo, Ryan Lavarnway, an American baseball player, signs autographs to Israeli fans before the practice at the Baptist Village sport complex near Petah Tikva, Israel. “Heading Home,” a documentary film about the team that represented Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic is currently enjoying a limited run in Los Angeles theaters through Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)ExpandSeveral years ago, a filmmaker named Jeremy Newberger had an idea. The Birthright Israel foundation sponsors seven-day visits to Israel from around the world for Jewish adults ages 18 to 32. What if, Newberger wondered, he could organize and film a Birthright trip just for Jewish baseball players? His team interviewed Ike Davis, Josh Zeid, Joc Pederson, Brad Ausmus, Ryan Braun, and others whose heritage qualified them for the trip. Newberger combined the clips into a sizzle reel. He shopped the project around.“The problem was, no one wanted to pay for that idea,” Newberger said. “We shelved the project.”Flash forward to September 2016. In a qualifying tournament for the World Baseball Classic, Team Israel placed first in a four-team pool in Brooklyn. That guaranteed Israel its first berth ever in the 16-team WBC. Led almost entirely by professional baseball players born in the United States, the team clinched a trip to South Korea in March 2017.Behind the scenes, the idea for another trip – and another film – was hatched. In January 2017, Team Israel’s roster boarded a private jet and flew to, of all places, Israel. The cameras followed. Before long, Newberger had a different film than he originally envisioned. Team Israel had staged a team-bonding excursion to their ancestral homeland, followed by a series of improbable upset victories in South Korea and Japan in March. Ultimately, Israel fell only one win short of a berth in the WBC semifinals in Los Angeles. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Dodgers’ Will Smith: ‘I feel like it’s been five years’ since his 2019 debut Through the lens of baseball, it was more.“The team that went on the trip to Israel, they bonded in such a way that I don’t think other teams had the ability to do,” Newberger said. “No other team had cried on each other’s shoulders at a Holocaust museum.”There are other heavy moments in Israel. At one point, a terrorist takes a bus on a violent rampage through the streets of a city where the team had stayed a day earlier. Most moments are lighter, though. Decker said his favorite part of the film captured a moment in an Israeli market where he and a pair of Arab merchants struck up a conversation about baseball.Related Articleslast_img read more

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