Have you made an outstanding contribution?

first_imgThe Baking Industry Awards (BIA) will soon be upon us and British Baker is looking for nominations for the Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry category.To make a nomination, please tell us:Where the person you want to nominate work/ed and their role within the company?What have they contributed to the trade? What, if anything, have they contributed outside the world of bakery?Any other supporting comments that you would like to addIan Dobbie, managing director of Délifrance, said: “Past winners recognised for serving the trade have come from the fields of education, ingredients, milling and craft bakery, both north and south of the border… we would like you to nominate this year’s worthy winner.”Please keep your nomination to one side of A4, and ensure it reaches us by Friday, 28 June.Please submit your nomination to [email protected] or post it to: Outstanding Contribution Award, British Baker, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT.For more information on the awards see http://www.bakeryawards.co.uk/ or to book tickets call Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Jam Cruise Releases Pro-Shot Video Of moe.’s Al Schnier’s Sit-In With Twiddle For “Mamunes”

first_imgThis January, Jam Cruise 15 set sail, with some of the biggest names in live music aboard, collaborating, and throwing down. While Vulfpeck was originally slated to perform on the boat, when a scheduling change forced the band to back out, Vermont’s Twiddle was tagged in. As is the Jam Cruise way, during Twiddle’s set on January 21st, the group invited guitarist Al Schnier from moe. to join the quartet during a rendition of their feel-good number “Mamunes The Faun.”moe. & Members of Turkuaz Perform “Naive Melody” On Jam Cruise [Pro-Shot Video]Across the fourteen-minute rendition, the band moves into a jazzy, laid-back, and spacious jam segment, marking a stark contrast from the upbeat chorus of the song. During this jam, the group almost moves into electronic-inspired sounds carried by Ryan Dempsey behind the keys. Eventually, this spacey section builds with urgency to a quick and frenetic peak featuring dueling guitars from Schnier and Twiddle’s resident guitarist Mihali Savoulidis before moving back into the song’s triumphant and lighthearted chorus.Exclusive Videos From moe. And Twiddle’s Summer Camp Secret Set [Watch]The magical musical experience that is Jam Cruise will be setting sails next January, when Jam Cruise 16 takes over the Norwegian Jade from January 17th through 22nd. After it embarks from Miami, Florida, the cruise will round through Roatan, Honduras, and Grand Cayman during its weeklong circuit.As always, the lineup for the near week-long event is stacked, with Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood topping the bill. You can check out the video of Twiddle’s performance of “Mamunes The Faun” with Al Schnier below to get stoked for next year’s Jam Cruise, which is bound to have similarly all-star collaborations across its trip. You can check out this year’s massive Jam Cruise lineup here, and get more information about the event on its website here.[Photo: Phierce Photo]last_img read more

Maryland goalie Howard excels with calm demeanor on, off field

first_imgKasey Howard has waited three years for a starting spot, twice.In high school, Kasey Howard attended lacrosse powerhouse Broadneck in Annapolis, Md. At the University of Maryland, she’s again waited her turn to be the first-choice goalie on a talent-rich team.Howard waited three years behind former Maryland keeper Brittany Dipper before claiming the starting job this year. Yet she brings much more than her shot-stopping talent. Her friendly, jubilant personality accompanies her competitiveness.“I think anytime you come into a highly skilled and successful varsity program and you have upperclassmen, it’s a challenge,” Broadneck coach Karen Tengwall said in an email. “Just like she did at Maryland, she fought each day and always gave her best. She earned the starting spot and was running on momentum and confidence from that moment on. She thrives on the challenge.”This season, Howard has a goals-against average of 8.14 and a save percentage of .439, highlighted by an 11-save performance in a 19-11 win at Syracuse on Feb. 17. She has guided the Terrapins to the final four, where they’ll face No. 4-seed Syracuse again on Friday at 7:30 at Villanova Stadium in Pennsylvania.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRegardless of the role she’s had on the field, Howard’s friendly presence has been constant.“She was friends with everyone and everyone had a respect for her too,” Tengwall said.High school teammate Courtney Laverdiere grew up down the street from Howard, and was a friend throughout their childhood. In elementary and middle school, they would walk through the woods to get to each other’s houses. They also attended the local youth group, Young Life, together.“She was the kind of person who got to know everyone on the team on a personal level,” Laverdiere said. “She wanted to win, but she was also everyone’s friend off the field as well.”Laverdiere remembers her junior year, Howard’s senior year, in the district championship game. It was torrentially downpouring, and Howard had a phenomenal game, saving defenders “multiple” times. Tengwall remembers that game too, which Broadneck lost in overtime to eventual state champion Severna Park (Md.) High School.Tengwall recalled a “beautiful” save in the final seconds of regulation, but a foul on the shot allowed Severna Park to tie the game on a free-position opportunity. Howard had three saves in overtime before eventually getting scored on.Howard anchored the team’s defense, and she seemed to always make a great save or two each game.“Her presence is definitely known when she’s on the field,” Laverdiere said. “Kasey was always confident. She was always loud and able to communicate what she wanted, which was great being a defender.”It’s the same type of person she is off the field.“She is a beautiful person inside and out and a smile that is very contagious,” Tengwall said. “Even as she has had such success at Maryland, she stays in touch with me and watches her BHS alumni and is still very proud of her days at Broadneck. That in itself, is a great compliment to any coach and program.”In high school, Howard participated in student government, Model UN, Salt Street Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. Her bio on the University of Maryland website says her craziest ambition is to travel to every continent.“Whatever she has done she has been very successful at,” Howard’s father Steve said. “One thing is that she’s a very consistent player and that kind of goes with her personality. She’s very calm and very collected and that helps a lot, especially in a game like lacrosse, and especially in a position like goalie.”Tengwall believes Howard’s grit will greatly benefit UMD this postseason.The same drive that earned Howard all-county honors in high school, while leading the county in save percentage twice, will undoubtedly be needed if the Terps are going to come out on top.Said Tengwall: “She is a fierce competitor. And that will carry her in this final four.” Comments Published on May 24, 2013 at 11:29 am Contact Josh: [email protected] Related Stories Getting to know Marylandcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more