East London-based sourdough bakery Today Bread has reached out to the community to help fund a new Ramalhos oven on its premises. The company is looking to raise £9,000, via a Kickstarter campaign, to buy the new oven and, as of 11 July had reached just over £6,000 in funding. It is offering a series of rewards in exchange for funding; for example, a £50 donation will buy the funder three months’ worth of bread, plus a variety of other incentives. However, funding can be from as little as £1.Today Bread was set up by Alexandre Bettler in 2014, who quit his role as a designer to fulfil his dream as an artisan baker. Bettler started his new business with a small team of bread enthusiasts – baking over 400 loaves of bread a week in an unreliable pizza oven in a small room at his home in Clapton.However, the team wanted to expand to run food-related workshops and events, as well as being an important part of the local community, and the company has recently expanded into new premises in Walthamstow as part of a creative hub.Today Bread spent months looking at ovens around the UK and went on road trips, visiting bakeries late at night and speaking with bakers across the country. It has now found what it considers to be the perfect oven, the Ramalhos, which it says will allow it to bake high-quality breads.
Comments No. 25 Syracuse (7-2) relied on a Tyus Battle-led surge to comeback and beat Georgetown last Saturday and win its fifth-straight. Coming to the Carrier Dome on Saturday at noon is another team on a five-game winning streak: Old Dominion (7-3). The Monarchs feature two 7-footers and two dynamic senior guards.Here’s what to expect when Syracuse tips with Old Dominion on Saturday.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 2-1Last time they played: Syracuse beat Old Dominion on Jan. 30, 1981, 71-58, in the Carrier Dome. It was the second meeting in a two-year span. The Orange were led by Danny Schayes, the son of NBA Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes and a graduate of Jamesville-Dewitt (New York) High School, who tallied 17 points on the day.The Old Dominion report: The Monarchs make their mark on the defensive end of the floor. They have a top-30 defense in the country, per Kenpom.com, and they’ve held opponents to the second lowest 2-point field goal percentage in the country. Much of its defense stems from quality rim protection, which starts with 7-foot sophomore Dajour Dickens, who averages 1.8 blocks per game. The Monarchs also utilize 7-foot-1 senior Elbert Robinson III inside, as he and Dickens have split starts at center this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe defensive approach extends to on-ball pressure from ODU’s two star guards: Ahmad Caver and B.J. Stith, who both average more than a steal per game. The Monarchs have only allowed one of their 10 opponents to clear the 70-point mark this seasonCaver plays more than 90 percent of the Monarchs’ minutes and leads the team in both scoring and assists with 18.5 points and 5.1 assists per game. Stith is a close second in scoring, at 18 points per game, and the 6-foot-5 swingman leads ODU in rebounding, at 8.8 per game. Both Caver and Stith have knocked down more than 20 threes this season, with Stith shooting the ball above 40 percent from beyond the arc.How Syracuse beats Old Dominion: Caver has scored double figures in every game this season, and Stith has scored double figures in all but one. The two Monarchs stars will get their opportunities. For Syracuse to beat a quality mid-major opponent, it’ll have to win the battle inside. Between Dickens and Robinson, ODU brings more size to a matchup with Syracuse. SU head coach Jim Boeheim has repeatedly criticized SU’s center play; it’ll have to be better on Saturday.If the Orange can shore up the inside, it’ll come down to scoring against a quality Old Dominion defense. In the Monarch’s win on Nov. 28 against VCU, Old Dominion played an aggressive, half court man-to-man. The Orange offense remained stagnant, as it has much of the season, in the first half against Georgetown last Saturday, mustering only 22 points in 20 minutes. For SU to take advantage of the pressure that characterizes the ODU defense, the Orange will need to create movement like they did in the second half against the Hoyas.Stat to know: 38.2 – The percentage that Old Dominion has held its opponents to shooting from inside the arc, per Kenpom.comKenPom odds: Syracuse is given an 83 percent chance to win, by a projected 67-56 scorePlayer to watch: Ahmad Caver, guard, No. 4Old Dominion’s offensive show runs through Caver. He leads the Monarchs in scoring and assists, including 2.2 made 3-pointers per game. The senior guard from Atlanta also heads the perimeter defense for ODU, snatching 1.7 steals per game. The Monarchs play at one of the country’s slowest paces, with a possession length 1.7 seconds longer on average than Syracuse’s. It’ll be all on Caver to create opportunities in late shot clock situations for the Monarchs, either with his shot or via the pass. If he has success as time winds down, Old Dominion can hang around with the Orange. Published on December 14, 2018 at 12:07 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+
If Ryan was close enough to the Dodgers’ dugout to prep for the Mattingly interview, did she not see the exchange take place? Did someone in the TBS production truck fail to tell her about it?• PHOTOS: Mets eliminate Dodgers in Game 5A TBS spokesman said only that there was “a miscommunication,” without singling anyone out.The Twitter world, of course, was among the first responders.Keith Olbermann, a one-time Fox Sports MLB playoff dugout reporter, sent out a four-part tweet that began: “You cannot cannot cannot do an in-dugout interview with a manager who just got screamed at and not ask him about it #EvenIfHeWalksAway … I mean if the interviewee tells you he won’t talk about it, you say that, and you move on — you’re in the clear.” There was some misinformation also put out that Ryan’s interview came before the Mattingly-Ethier incident, but that was not true.Sam Ryan did not address the “miscommunication” on her Twitter account with any posts explaining.After the game, Mattingly told the media that he was simply trying to calm Ethier after he disputed a strikeout so that he would not get thrown out of the game by the umpire.“He’s maybe yelling at me because I’m trying to settle him down, but it was nothing between us,” Mattingly said in a post-game interview carried on SportsNet L.A.What just happened?The one live shot that TBS could have used in Friday’s coverage was one in the top of the fourth inning that picked up the Mets’ Daniel Murphy catching the Dodgers asleep as he went from second to an unguarded third base after Greinke walked Lucas Duda.With a live shot on Greinke for a reaction after the walk, the Dodgers pitcher flinched as he noticed the Murphy play happening before him. TBS, however, cut to a replay of the final pitch of the Duda at-bat before play-by-play man Ernie Johnson exclaimed: “And look at Murphy taking third!”Yes, we’d like to, but we can’t.Darling immediately explained how the base wasn’t covered because of an exaggerated shift on Duda that put all but one infielder on the right side. It took a high-angle replay from third base — and the one from the Goodyear blimp — to finally actually show what really transpired.A sacrifice fly later, the Mets tied the score.“To all you analytic guys with the shifting, everything went ‘tilt’ right there,” Darling said, summarizing the play again and allowing for some distain for that strategy to come through.The Dodger spinIt was, as Dodgers executive Ned Colletti described it, “a precious moment” when the SportsNet L.A. cameras captured a pre-game speech that Joc Pederson’s older brother, Champ, gave the team in the clubhouse before Game 5.But there was little precious about the Dodgers’ analysis of what happened in the series finale during the post-game show.“They made mental mistakes, they didn’t execute and when you go 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position, it’s tough to win a ballgame,” said Nomar Garciaparra.“I think about the details you have to think about in a do-or-die kind of game,” said Orel Hershiser. “There’s no time to take a breath, no time to let your foot off the gas pedal. (Sigh) It bugs me. It really bugs me because this is what you prepare for. It’s sad to end the season like this.”“It’s sad but it’s not surprising,” added Garciaparra.Who was watchingTuesday’s TBS broadcast of Game 4 of the Dodgers-Mets series did an 8.9 rating in L.A. and 13.5 in New York. That was to date the greatest Nielsen number for either city this postseason, but it will likely be topped by Thursday’s Game 5.What’s strange is to explain the disparity in the L.A. ratings for the four TBS broadcasts.After Game 1 did a hearty 8.1 rating on a Friday — which resulted in a Dodgers loss — the L.A. market came back only with a 6.3 rating to see the controversial Game 2 win on Saturday.Monday’s Columbus Day Game 3 was confusingly even worse — just a 4.9 rating. Then came Tuesday’s 8.9 for Game 4, an 82 percent jump, as Clayton Kershaw saved the series. The four-game average was 7.0.In New York, the four games went 10.1, 10.5, 10.9 and 13.5 for a series average of 11.2.With the help of the Chicago Cubs winning the other NLDS, TBS is up 44 percent over last year’s post-season ratings at this point in the proceedings. But a loyal St. Louis audience also helped that tremendously.Now, the Cardinals are gone and two of the three most populated TV markets are left in the National League.Those at the MLB said the entire 2015 postseason was up 16 percent over last year. TBS has averaged 5.5 million viewers a night before Friday’s game, the most since 2007.The American League Division Series had the element of Canada’s Sportsnet involved in the coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays.The insistence of MLB Network to take two playoff games continues to be a ratings embarrassment. The cable channel owned by the league had Game 2 of the Toronto-Texas ALDS on Oct. 9 and Game 3 of the Kansas City-Houston ALDS on Oct. 11. The games combined for a 1.9 rating, which is a marginal 6 percent increase over 2014, and the highest combined rating since post-season games have been on the MLB Network in 2012.Stop it, now. Looks like there were quite a few instances of failures to communicate in Thursday’s NLCS Game 5 between the Dodgers and Mets.The first was when a live camera pointed down at the Dodgers dugout caught an animated discussion between a visibly upset Andre Ethier and manager Don Mattingly in the bottom of the third inning. TBS analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken guessed it had to do with Mattingly not being too happy with Ethier’s inability to move a runner into scoring position.Moments later, TBS reporter Sam Ryan was asked to do a taped interview with Mattingly, taking place between the bottom of the third and top of the fourth inning. It aired after a commercial break coming into the fourth inning.But given time to ask two questions, Ryan didn’t at all address the Mattingly-Ethier situation. She asked first about how the Dodgers were doing against Mets starter Jacob de Grom — which Mattingly implied there was a lack of execution since it would “have been nice to have cashed in a few more” runs — and then Mattingly’s assessment of Zack Greinke’s performance. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error