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Dog bakery The Barkery to open in Nottingham

first_imgSource: The BarkeryThe latest venture builds on the success of Frenchie Frenchie, a dog-friendly café the pair launched in Mansfield in 2019.“We decided to create the doggy bakery as we wanted the dogs of the world to enjoy a little indulgence too,” Hoblin told British Baker.He added the success they’d experienced since launching the dog cafe had been “mind-blowing”.“We launched our Dog Birthday Pawties in January 2020 and in the time we had open just before lockdown hit in March, we had two pawties in every single week.“We absolutely love what we do and we’re so excited for this next chapter in our dog journey. They’re more like children than they are pets and that’s what we love the most.”The Barkery will be based in Nottingham’s Victoria Centre. Source: The BarkeryA new bakery that sells dog-friendly digestives and waffles is set to open in Nottingham next month.The Barkery will whip up Woofnuts – dipped doggy doughnuts in 12 flavours – Chocopaws, an in-house carob moulded treat, and Wuffles, alongside a special biscuit range including custard creams and bourbons.Starting from £1.50 in price, the bakery treats are said to be grain-, wheat- and sugar-free and use ingredients such as oats and peanut butter.The concept was developed by Arran Hoblin and Liam Giles, who consulted vets and nurses to ensure the treats are safe for pooches and tested the recipes on themselves and their four dogs at home.last_img read more

Saxophonist Tommy Weeks Talks Sophistafunk, Funky Dawgz & More

first_imgLive For Live Music met up with Tommy Weeks, saxophonist for Sophistafunk and Funky Dawgz Brass Band, to talk about his latest musical endeavors. He sat down with us to discuss his current projects and to share what he’s got on the table coming up.Best known for throwing down the funk, he’s also involved in a new electronic music project known as Outlet Live, with Jon Belfontaine. Weeks went on to explain further about this new group. “He’s a producer up in New Hampshire. We just did a show on New Year’s Eve with Pretty Lights in New Orleans. It was awesome.  That was our first show.  We’re writing music, recording, we’re going to release an EP so that’s just another direction that I’m going in to expand my horizons.”Like a lot of musicians out there, to mix things up he also teaches on the side. “I have private students just in town where I live in Connecticut. With the Funky Dawgz, we have an after school music program at The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford. It’s for underprivileged kids. We meet once a week and partner with Spread Music Now, who help make it possible for kids to come and participate for free with instruments. We teach them brass band music.We’re really lucky because Joey Peebles, who’s the drummer for Trombone Shorty, lives in Connecticut. When he’s not on tour, he comes and teaches with us as well. That’s just another plus, because he’s from New Orleans. We’re really fortunate to have a real rock star. He’s on tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers right now, opening for them with Trombone Shorty. He’s pretty much at the top of the game.” Weeks also explained that he’s currently performing with several different acts at the moment. “I’m going on tour with Glen David Andrews, who’s from New Orleans. He’s another trombonist who’s actually a cousin of Trombone Shorty. I’m also playing for Sophistafunk, Funky Dawgz, Outlet Live, and the Glen David Andrews tour coming up. I’m trying to do as many things as I possibly can.”We met up with Weeks during the National Association of Music Merchants convention in Anaheim, California. Also known as NAMM, we asked about his experience at this gigantic industry event. “This has been pretty insane. I did not think it would be like this. I was here last year and it was great, but, this year I feel like I knew where I needed to go and who I needed to talk to instead of being in shock walking around. I knew what to expect. I did some demonstrations for Theo Wanne mouthpieces, who’s my endorser. I had some great meetings. It’s been crazy.I saw Stevie Wonder. That was insane. I was walking out with my buddy towards the door in the saxophone section and there was a huge crowd of people gathering and we thought ‘that’s definitely someone famous.’ We walked over and it was Stevie. That made my whole trip since I saw Stevie Wonder in person.”Being involved with so many groups can make for a busy schedule. Weeks broke down the various shows he has coming up on his calendar. “My current tour schedule includes a CD release tour with Sophistafunk for their new album, Real Vibrations, as well as a couple shows with Funky Dawgz and Voodoo Dead. The second half of February I go on tour with Glen David Andrews, and in March we go down to Okeechobee Music Fest with Funky Dawgz.  Then we’ll see what just keeps flowing in from there.”Please visit the web sites of Sophistafunk, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, and Outlet Live for more information, as well as tour dates.Words by Sarah Bourquelast_img read more

Pick-6: Thanksgiving memories, good and bad

first_imgIn this Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, file photo, Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson (4) watches his game-winning field goal in overtime with Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Carnell Lake (37) during an NFL football game at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The NFL played six games on Thanksgiving in 1920. The holiday tradition apparently didn’t settle in until 1934, the year the Detroit Lions were born.Back then, the Lions were just looking for a way to take some attention from the Detroit Tigers, who were so popular that new football owner George A. Richards thought he needed a diversion even though it was baseball’s offseason.The game against Chicago was a big success, so the Lions have played on Thanksgiving ever since, save for a six-year gap during World War II. The Dallas Cowboys were invited to join them in 1966.Every year since 1978, it’s been Lions and Cowboys on turkey day, with the night-time addition of a third game starting in 2006 thanks to the rise of the NFL Network — although the night game now is on NBC.Not to mention that there are now Thursday night games all season as the league expands its reach.“It seems like every week a team is playing with the new schedule, but there’s nothing like playing on Thanksgiving,” said Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, who is the Thanksgiving leader since 1960 with 62 catches in 10 games and has 679 yards receiving and three touchdowns. “Every kid, I’m sure, growing up, I was no different. That’s what you love. Your family eats and you watch the Cowboys play. It’s special to be in that game.”And there have been a few special moments — or not so special, depending on your point of view — along the way.LONGLEY TO PEARSON: This is No. 1 on the NFL’s list of Thanksgiving moments. Clint Longley, filling in for an injured Roger Staubach, threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Drew Pearson with 28 seconds left in a 24-23 Dallas victory over Washington in 1974. That game as much as any other helped turn Cowboys-Redskins into one of football’s best rivalries.They almost had a reprise last year when the Cowboys cut a 28-3 deficit to 35-28 in the fourth quarter, but Robert Griffin III led a drive that put it away.SAY IT AIN’T SO, LEON: Cowboys fans will never forget Leon Lett awkwardly sliding on the snow-covered turf of Texas Stadium in 1993, trying to cover up a ball he wasn’t supposed to touch after Dallas blocked a Miami field goal for an apparent victory. Lett’s move made it a live ball, and the Dolphins recovered at the 1. With a second chance, Pete Stoyanovich kicked a 19-yard field goal as time expired for a 16-14 win.TOSS THAT TURNED A GAME: Coin tosses were changed forever when referee Phil Luckett didn’t hear Jerome Bettis correctly on the flip for overtime in the 1998 game between Detroit and Pittsburgh. Players generally made the head/tails call with the coin in the air, and Luckett thought he heard “heads.” The coin came up tails, and audio evidence backed Bettis’ claim that he said “tails,” although some said it sounded like Bettis changed his mind mid-word and said something resembling “heh-tails.” Regardless, Detroit got the ball and kicked the field goal for a 19-16 win.In today’s game, refs make sure they have the call before they toss the coin, and overtime rules now give the team that doesn’t get the ball first a chance to match an opening field goal in the extra period.last_img read more

New Contender: Suresh Raina aims to bat at No.4 for India at the T20…

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCIAdvertisement agkfNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsxdgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre El( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s7juWould you ever consider trying this?😱bziuCan your students do this? 🌚7f0gRoller skating! Powered by Firework Suresh Raina feels that he can bat at the No.4 position for India in the shortest format in the game. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is on the course to organize the pool of available players and find the right balance.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIThe flamboyant left-hander has gone down the pecking order due to inconsistency and injuries. Raina, who last played for India in July 2018, is currently out due to a knee injury and is expected to return by November.In an interview with Sportstar, Raina claimed that he can be a potential candidate for the crucial No.4 spot having already delivered for the country in that position. He added that he looks forward to the upcoming two editions of the T20 World Cup as a potential opportunity for the same. He said:Advertisement “Basically my left knee was cleaned up. I expect to be back playing in November,” I can be the No. 4 for India. I have batted in that slot before and delivered. I am looking forward to an opportunity with two T20 World Cups coming up.”Read Also:Advertisement Mahi Way: MS Dhoni leads the admiration chart; leaps ahead of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat KohliJasprit Bumrah likely to make comeback from injury for West Indies T20Is Advertisementlast_img read more