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Last week was another busy one in the world of bakery – so here’s a round-up of the most read British Baker stories in case you missed them.There is, it seems, never a quiet moment in bakery. Last week saw IBA take place in Munich and a number of new launches from link-ups with Paul Hollywood to the onset of a new coffee chain.Here are our top five stories of the last seven days:1. Real Bread comes out fighting The campaign has called for a legal definition of sourdough: http://tinyurl.com/n9ve4vp2. Wiltshire baker takes the National Cupcake crownMrs B’s Cakes was the star of the show at the National Cupcake Championships: http://tinyurl.com/oqahur33. The Canadians are comingSecond Cup Coffee Company, the Canadian chain, is planning to open 500 UK sites in the next 10 years: http://tinyurl.com/pfhabcf4. Paul Hollywood does breadThe Great British Bake Off judge launches a new range of premium ready-to-bake rolls: http://tinyurl.com/nkl5dpu5. Tartisan launches in Nottingham, thinks bigTartisan, the recently opened bakery in Nottingham, has revealed plans to grow nationally and abroad in the next five years: http://tinyurl.com/pnx5hbo
Earlier this year, funk fans everywhere mourned the loss of Bernie Worrell. The elite keyboard player cut his jib with Parliament Funkadelic, and later found success with the Talking Heads and many more exciting projects. Though he suffered from cancer in his final days, Worrell maintained a positive spirit, working with musicians whenever he had the strength.One of Bernie Worrell’s final projects was with the Joe Marcinek Band, working on their upcoming album Slink. Due out on December 9th via Hitman Records, the album sees Marcinek collaborate with greats like Joey Porter (The Motet), Garrett Sayers (The Motet), Pete Koopmans (Family Groove Company), Nicholas Gerlach (Turbo Suit) and Gabriel Mervine (The Motet).Worrell had previously toured with Joe Marcinek, and the two had discussed recording together, but unfortunately Worrell’s condition left him unable to physically attend the sessions in Colorado. However, one track was in need of a keyboard melody part. Marcinek sent over the tape to Worrell, who recorded a lead melody at his home studio back in March. After Worrell’s death just a few months later, the track become a living tribute and earned the title, “Bernie”.“It was such an honor to know and work with Bernie and I am forever grateful for the time spent together,” said Marcinek. “Not only a remarkable musician and a genius innovator of the keyboards. He was a loving giving human being who left everyone he met a better person.” In honor of Worrell, we’re beyond honored to exclusively share the Joe Marcinek’s newest song, “Bernie”. Enjoy it below.Joe Marcinek Band Tour Dates11.30.16 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN12.1.16 Redstone Room – Davenport, IA12.2.16 House Pub – St Charles, IL12.3.16 Beachview Motel – Burlington, WI12.8.16 IPA – Greenville, SC12.9.16 Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC12.10.16 Good Ol Days – Cumming, GA12.14.16 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI12.15.16 Tonic Room – Chicago, IL12.16.16 Buddy & Pals – Schererville, IN12.17.18 Cranky Pats – Neenah, WI12.18.16 Founders Taproom – Grand Rapids, MI1.8.17 Charleston Pour House1.13.17 The Funky Biscuit – Boca Raton, FL
Holder says preparation games cricitical to tour successLONDON, (CMC) – West Indies captain Jason Holder has urged his inexperienced side to make the most of the three tour games in the build-up to the opening Test of the three-match series against England later next month.The tourists face Essex in a three-day contest starting Tuesday and will follow up with matches against Kent from August 6-8 in Canterbury and against Derbyshire from August 11-13.The opening Test will be a day/night affair beginning August 17 at Edgbaston.“I think it is extremely good that we have three games leading into the first Test match, all of them being three-day games and one being a day-nighter, so that’s more than enough preparation time to go into the first Test and into the Test series,” the all-rounder said.“The guys need to use these games importantly and make sure we make use of them to the best of our ability and get what we need out of them. It’s important that batsmen spend some time at the crease, get accustomed to the conditions and the quicker we get acclimatised to the conditions, I think the better off we would be.“We need to get comfortable and make sure that we give ourselves the best chance to perform.”The series is expected to be a difficult one for West Indies, especially with the majority of the squad making their maiden Test tour of England.In fact, of the 15-man squad only opener Kieran Powell and pacers Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel have ever played a Test here.Further, two players – Kyle Hope and Raymond Reifer – are uncapped while six others have played less than 15 Tests.Holder, who has led the Windies in 15 of his 23 Tests, said critical to the success of the tour would be the squad’s ability to play as a unit and build on recent encouraging performances against Pakistan.“The biggest thing is for us to gel as a side. We’ve preached family in the dressing room and we have planned a lot of activities to try and bring the group together,” he explained.“I have been seeing some wonderful progress. The last two Test series we played against Pakistan have been a great success for us, although we didn’t get the perfect results in terms of the overall picture.“We saw many of the guys improve – they are a lot more assertive at the crease as batters and the bowlers being a lot more consistent in their lines and lengths.“We can only ask the guys to continue in that vein and once we do the small things well … we will get the end results we’re looking for.”The Windies arrived here Saturday from the Caribbean and had their first training session at Lord’s yesterday.
The movie- Crown HeightsHis experience is told in Crown Heights, a new movie directed by Matt Ruskin. The movie stars Lakeith Stanfield as Warner and Nnamdi Asomugha as Carl King, Warner’s best friend who is also from Trinidad.The movie was first shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January, winning the Audience Award. It opens nationally on September 8. It’s distributed by Amazon Studios and IFC Films. It shows King’s relentless fight for justice for his friend who was released from Fishkill Correctional Facility, upstate New York, in 2001.Both men went to school in Trinidad. King migrated to the United States first with Warner following three years later. They rekindled their friendship, attending Prospect Heights High School in Brooklyn.It opens in South Florida on September 8 at the AMC Aventura and AMC Sunrise cinemas. Crown Heights opens nationally September 15 and is distributedby Amazon Studios and IFC Films. Life changed dramaticallyWarner’s life changed dramatically in April 1980 when 16-year-old Mario Hamilton was killed on Flatbush Avenue. Warner was implicated by two 14-year-olds, one of whom was Hamilton’s brother, Martell.While under police interrogation, the other teen, Thomas Charlemagne, fingered the Rastafarian Warner through a mugshot from a police book.Ruskin was drawn to the story which made national headlines 37 years ago.“I first heard Colin’s story on the radio show, This American Life. Anya Bourg (a producer at 60 Minutes) traced the course of events that unjustly sent Colin to prison. It was a story I couldn’t get out of my head. Colin not only survived unimaginable injustice but emerged from two decades of incarceration with his humanity and his dignity intact,” Ruskin said. by Dr. MaryColin Warner was incarcerated at age 18 for a crime he didn’t commit. After spending 21 years in prison for murder, his innocence was finally proven. Now, a movie depicting his story has won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Incarcerated at age-18Who can fathom this injustice? Fifty-five-year-old Trinidadian Colin Warner was in that predicament, incarcerated at age 18 for murdering someone he had no connection with.“I felt out of mind, out of place, out of body. I did not kill the victim. I did not know this body, why am I being arrested for killing the victim?” he asked in a recent interview with CNW. Kidnapped off the street of New York City According to Warner, “This movie took 37 years from 1980 to 2017. I was kidnapped off the streets of New York at age-18. I was in a fight for my life with no training, no skills. I barely knew who I was. I would never admit to a crime that I didn’t commit that is why I spent 21 years in prison.”At the time of his arrest, Warner had some run-ins with the law. “I was arrested on two prior occasions; one was for a 007 knife I didn’t know I could not carry, I paid a fine for that. The second arrest was for a handgun. I got three years probation for that,” he said. Married while incarcerated Today, Warner lives in Atlanta with his wife, who he married while incarcerated, and their children. Their first child died in a pool accident some years ago. He has dedicated his life to helping others who were wrongly incarcerated.It is important for him that opponents of injustice see Crown Heights. “I hope this movie could energize any type of thinking that may have been halted or stopped. If you are touched by my story let it be the genesis for you to do something,” he said.