Johnston

25 Apr 19
ShibiWorks.

From the beginning of the project the idea of dialogue would be tough for a two person team. We decided when Mark joined the group that dialogue wasn’t really needed. Cutting out dialogue lets us concentrate on other aspects of the project, like body movements and facial expressions when animating. “Sound is important because it can tell us […]

25 Apr 19
Westlawn

With the release of Avengers: Endgame coming at the end of the week, Westlawn writers Trevor Kinzie and Matt Drufke decided to take a look at what has to be, inarguably, the most successful franchise in the history of cinema.

25 Apr 19
24/7 Wall St.

The past 11 years have been very kind to fans of Marvel movies. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has averaged nearly two movies each year, beginning with the release of “Iron Man” in 2008. The series will continue with its 22nd film, “Avengers: Endgame,” set to be released in theaters on Friday, April 26. The […]

25 Apr 19
Directing and Composition

Figure 1 – Julius Eastman, photo by Ron Hammond, Unspecified, News – Music Sales acquires Julius Eastman catalogue (2018) <http://musicsalesclassical.com/News/3770&gt; [accessed 20 March 2019]. Julius Eastman could be said to embody the legend of the troubled artist: under-appreciated in his time and dying early and destitute. Born to a middle-class black family in New York […]

25 Apr 19
IA HD7 Sunshine Coalition

ROBIN OPSAHL | DES MOINES REGISTER State Sen. Dennis Guth, R-Klemme, was driving to work at the Iowa Capitol Tuesday morning when he noticed something on the side of the road: an overturned semi truck at the corner of NW Beaver Drive and NW Johnston Drive. Then he noticed there were people kicking on the truck’s window. […]

25 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
DERBY aspirations will be dashed and one or two kept alive on Friday afternoon. Sandown’s Classic Trial does not have the strongest roll of honour, but a couple of these have the potential to throw their hat in the ring. John Gosden has won the last two renewals of this race 1. Alfaatik – John Gosden/Jim Crowley (9-2) Won on debut in December and not seen since. The front pair pulled seven lengths clear but the runner-up has been beaten at odds-on since. However, impossible to read too much into that and clearly well thought of for a trainer who has a terrific record in this race. Entered in the Dante and Derby and will stay this trip no issue whatsoever. [boxout headline=”John Gosden on Travel On and Alfaatik”]”We’ve got Travel On and Alfaatik, who I was thinking of running at Epsom but that might have got him a little confused down the hill. “I think they are two nice, progressive, strapping colts. “I think Travel On is a mile-and-a-half horse, but there’s only one trial at that trip and that’s at Chester, so I thought he’d enjoy the last four furlongs uphill. It’s a true track and he’ll enjoy a proper track.” [/boxout] 2. Bangkok – Andrew Balding/Silvestre De Sousa (13-8) Would have had a handicap up his sleeve off this mark of 88, but connections like him a lot and he’s destined for plenty better than that. Plenty of solid form as a two-year-old but failed to win. Kicked on at Doncaster in some style and the runner-up Telecaster has won handsomely since. Balding has some smart three-year-olds this season and many expect this chap to be very near the top of the pecking order. [boxout headline=”Andrew Balding on Bangkok”]”I’ve been delighted with him at home and he looks a high-class horse. “We will find out where we are heading with him after Friday, but I’ve been very pleased with him. The only concern I would have is if there is heaps of rain, which it doesn’t look like there is going to be. “It was only a maiden race he won last time, but it has worked out well and he was impressive winning it. I think he deserves a go at a trial.” [/boxout] 3. Kuwait Currency – Richard Hannon/Tom Marquand (20-1) Was found out when stepped up to the top level towards the end of last season. Would have to have improved plenty to figure here. But, the step up in trip will suit and does have the experience edge over a few of these. Will also need to put recent Newmarket run quickly behind him where he was a well beat last. 4. Persian Moon – Mark Johnston/Joe Fannning (13-2) Arguably has the best back form to his name but the fear will be a few of these improve past him. A typical Johnston horse, hardy and battles well, and there’s no doubt he’ll stay this trip. The yard remain in good form and he’ll want the rain to stay away. [boxout headline=”Sam Hoskins, racing manager to owner Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds”]”He’s done well over the winter. We contemplated going to Epsom on Wednesday, but felt the Sandown race looked no more difficult and he’s got a chance. “There are so many unexposed horses, we’d be delighted if he was in the first three realistically, but on the ratings he’s bang there, so we’re cautiously optimistic. “If he’s got any aspirations of going to Epsom, he’s got to go close to winning, but I don’t know if that is realistic or not. “The track should suit him, he ran well there last season and the only time he’s run poorly was on heavy ground at Haydock. “He ran a cracker in the Acomb when he was slowly away and he’s out of a High Chaparral mare, so he should improve for the trip. “I think he’s in the right race – it’s always nice to see no Ballydoyle horses in there!” [/boxout] 6. Technician – Martyn Meade/Oisin Murphy (6-1) Only the two runs, one as a juvenile before winning comprehensively at Leicester on his comeback this season over a mile-and-a-half. A big scopey sort, there should be more to come following his reappearance and the form of that race doesn’t look too bad whatsoever. The Meade team started the season very well but have dropped off of late, so will be interesting to see if that was a brief blip or something to be concerned about. [boxout headline=”Freddie Meade on Technician”]”We were very pleased with what we saw him do at Leicester. “He did everything right. It was his first run of the year and you would think he will come on a fair bit for it. “The trip and track should suit him at Sandown, so hopefully he will go well again. He quickened away well at Leicester and if Oisin (Murphy) had asked for more, he could have won by further. “He won on good to firm the other day, but he won’t mind if there is a bit of rain.” [/boxout] 7. Travel On – John Gosden/Frankie Dettori (6-1) Only 85-rated after four runs, but completely unexposed and has hardly been rushed into things by the master trainer. Unlikely to be a Derby contender for this stable, but remains on the up and the step up in trip has improved him already. Have to consider given Gosden’s record in the race, winning three of the last five. [bc_video video_id=”6029004948001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Richard Johnson secures a fantastic fourth jockeys’ title “]  
25 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
DERBY aspirations will be dashed and one or two kept alive on Friday afternoon. Sandown’s Classic Trial does not have the strongest roll of honour, but a couple of these have the potential to throw their hat in the ring. John Gosden has won the last two renewals of this race 1. Alfaatik – John Gosden/Jim Crowley (9-2) Won on debut in December and not seen since. The front pair pulled seven lengths clear but the runner-up has been beaten at odds-on since. However, impossible to read too much into that and clearly well thought of for a trainer who has a terrific record in this race. Entered in the Dante and Derby and will stay this trip no issue whatsoever. [boxout headline=”John Gosden on Travel On and Alfaatik”]”We’ve got Travel On and Alfaatik, who I was thinking of running at Epsom but that might have got him a little confused down the hill. “I think they are two nice, progressive, strapping colts. “I think Travel On is a mile-and-a-half horse, but there’s only one trial at that trip and that’s at Chester, so I thought he’d enjoy the last four furlongs uphill. It’s a true track and he’ll enjoy a proper track.” [/boxout] 2. Bangkok – Andrew Balding/Silvestre De Sousa (13-8) Would have had a handicap up his sleeve off this mark of 88, but connections like him a lot and he’s destined for plenty better than that. Plenty of solid form as a two-year-old but failed to win. Kicked on at Doncaster in some style and the runner-up Telecaster has won handsomely since. Balding has some smart three-year-olds this season and many expect this chap to be very near the top of the pecking order. [boxout headline=”Andrew Balding on Bangkok”]”I’ve been delighted with him at home and he looks a high-class horse. “We will find out where we are heading with him after Friday, but I’ve been very pleased with him. The only concern I would have is if there is heaps of rain, which it doesn’t look like there is going to be. “It was only a maiden race he won last time, but it has worked out well and he was impressive winning it. I think he deserves a go at a trial.” [/boxout] 3. Kuwait Currency – Richard Hannon/Tom Marquand (20-1) Was found out when stepped up to the top level towards the end of last season. Would have to have improved plenty to figure here. But, the step up in trip will suit and does have the experience edge over a few of these. Will also need to put recent Newmarket run quickly behind him where he was a well beat last. 4. Persian Moon – Mark Johnston/Joe Fannning (13-2) Arguably has the best back form to his name but the fear will be a few of these improve past him. A typical Johnston horse, hardy and battles well, and there’s no doubt he’ll stay this trip. The yard remain in good form and he’ll want the rain to stay away. [boxout headline=”Sam Hoskins, racing manager to owner Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds”]”He’s done well over the winter. We contemplated going to Epsom on Wednesday, but felt the Sandown race looked no more difficult and he’s got a chance. “There are so many unexposed horses, we’d be delighted if he was in the first three realistically, but on the ratings he’s bang there, so we’re cautiously optimistic. “If he’s got any aspirations of going to Epsom, he’s got to go close to winning, but I don’t know if that is realistic or not. “The track should suit him, he ran well there last season and the only time he’s run poorly was on heavy ground at Haydock. “He ran a cracker in the Acomb when he was slowly away and he’s out of a High Chaparral mare, so he should improve for the trip. “I think he’s in the right race – it’s always nice to see no Ballydoyle horses in there!” [/boxout] 6. Technician – Martyn Meade/Oisin Murphy (6-1) Only the two runs, one as a juvenile before winning comprehensively at Leicester on his comeback this season over a mile-and-a-half. A big scopey sort, there should be more to come following his reappearance and the form of that race doesn’t look too bad whatsoever. The Meade team started the season very well but have dropped off of late, so will be interesting to see if that was a brief blip or something to be concerned about. [boxout headline=”Freddie Meade on Technician”]”We were very pleased with what we saw him do at Leicester. “He did everything right. It was his first run of the year and you would think he will come on a fair bit for it. “The trip and track should suit him at Sandown, so hopefully he will go well again. He quickened away well at Leicester and if Oisin (Murphy) had asked for more, he could have won by further. “He won on good to firm the other day, but he won’t mind if there is a bit of rain.” [/boxout] 7. Travel On – John Gosden/Frankie Dettori (6-1) Only 85-rated after four runs, but completely unexposed and has hardly been rushed into things by the master trainer. Unlikely to be a Derby contender for this stable, but remains on the up and the step up in trip has improved him already. Have to consider given Gosden’s record in the race, winning three of the last five. [bc_video video_id=”6029004948001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Richard Johnson secures a fantastic fourth jockeys’ title “]  
25 Apr 19
The Sun
DERBY aspirations will be dashed and one or two kept alive on Friday afternoon. Sandown’s Classic Trial does not have the strongest roll of honour, but a couple of these have the potential to throw their hat in the ring. John Gosden has won the last two renewals of this race 1. Alfaatik – John Gosden/Jim Crowley (9-2) Won on debut in December and not seen since. The front pair pulled seven lengths clear but the runner-up has been beaten at odds-on since. However, impossible to read too much into that and clearly well thought of for a trainer who has a terrific record in this race. Entered in the Dante and Derby and will stay this trip no issue whatsoever. [boxout headline=”John Gosden on Travel On and Alfaatik”]”We’ve got Travel On and Alfaatik, who I was thinking of running at Epsom but that might have got him a little confused down the hill. “I think they are two nice, progressive, strapping colts. “I think Travel On is a mile-and-a-half horse, but there’s only one trial at that trip and that’s at Chester, so I thought he’d enjoy the last four furlongs uphill. It’s a true track and he’ll enjoy a proper track.” [/boxout] 2. Bangkok – Andrew Balding/Silvestre De Sousa (13-8) Would have had a handicap up his sleeve off this mark of 88, but connections like him a lot and he’s destined for plenty better than that. Plenty of solid form as a two-year-old but failed to win. Kicked on at Doncaster in some style and the runner-up Telecaster has won handsomely since. Balding has some smart three-year-olds this season and many expect this chap to be very near the top of the pecking order. [boxout headline=”Andrew Balding on Bangkok”]”I’ve been delighted with him at home and he looks a high-class horse. “We will find out where we are heading with him after Friday, but I’ve been very pleased with him. The only concern I would have is if there is heaps of rain, which it doesn’t look like there is going to be. “It was only a maiden race he won last time, but it has worked out well and he was impressive winning it. I think he deserves a go at a trial.” [/boxout] 3. Kuwait Currency – Richard Hannon/Tom Marquand (20-1) Was found out when stepped up to the top level towards the end of last season. Would have to have improved plenty to figure here. But, the step up in trip will suit and does have the experience edge over a few of these. Will also need to put recent Newmarket run quickly behind him where he was a well beat last. 4. Persian Moon – Mark Johnston/Joe Fannning (13-2) Arguably has the best back form to his name but the fear will be a few of these improve past him. A typical Johnston horse, hardy and battles well, and there’s no doubt he’ll stay this trip. The yard remain in good form and he’ll want the rain to stay away. [boxout headline=”Sam Hoskins, racing manager to owner Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds”]”He’s done well over the winter. We contemplated going to Epsom on Wednesday, but felt the Sandown race looked no more difficult and he’s got a chance. “There are so many unexposed horses, we’d be delighted if he was in the first three realistically, but on the ratings he’s bang there, so we’re cautiously optimistic. “If he’s got any aspirations of going to Epsom, he’s got to go close to winning, but I don’t know if that is realistic or not. “The track should suit him, he ran well there last season and the only time he’s run poorly was on heavy ground at Haydock. “He ran a cracker in the Acomb when he was slowly away and he’s out of a High Chaparral mare, so he should improve for the trip. “I think he’s in the right race – it’s always nice to see no Ballydoyle horses in there!” [/boxout] 6. Technician – Martyn Meade/Oisin Murphy (6-1) Only the two runs, one as a juvenile before winning comprehensively at Leicester on his comeback this season over a mile-and-a-half. A big scopey sort, there should be more to come following his reappearance and the form of that race doesn’t look too bad whatsoever. The Meade team started the season very well but have dropped off of late, so will be interesting to see if that was a brief blip or something to be concerned about. [boxout headline=”Freddie Meade on Technician”]”We were very pleased with what we saw him do at Leicester. “He did everything right. It was his first run of the year and you would think he will come on a fair bit for it. “The trip and track should suit him at Sandown, so hopefully he will go well again. He quickened away well at Leicester and if Oisin (Murphy) had asked for more, he could have won by further. “He won on good to firm the other day, but he won’t mind if there is a bit of rain.” [/boxout] 7. Travel On – John Gosden/Frankie Dettori (6-1) Only 85-rated after four runs, but completely unexposed and has hardly been rushed into things by the master trainer. Unlikely to be a Derby contender for this stable, but remains on the up and the step up in trip has improved him already. Have to consider given Gosden’s record in the race, winning three of the last five. [bc_video video_id=”6029004948001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Richard Johnson secures a fantastic fourth jockeys’ title “]  
25 Apr 19
The Isle Of Thanet News

Spending a penny has never been so costly as campaigners gathered in Margate to protest the closure of a seafront public toilet ahead of the tourist season. Campaigners and protesters say although they realise structural work needs to be undertaken they do not understand why it wasn’t completed months ago and in readiness for the […]

25 Apr 19
OpentheWord.org

You can always spot the fridge of a proud parent or grandparent, covered with photos and artwork of children. My wife and I are no different. The great value in our granddaughter’s art is not that it’s from the hand of a great artist, but that it is 100% from the heart. The heart trumps […]

25 Apr 19
Regina Leader-Post

B.A. Johnston plays O’Hanlon’s Friday night. Cross your fingers for another shirtless encore in the men’s room.

25 Apr 19
The Rustic Cup

Good morning! What does it take to be the best version of you today?  If you were going to pick 3-5 things that really start your day off right, what would they be? For me I would say: time with Jesus a good cup of coffee (and by good I mean bold, dark coffee) Snuggles […]

25 Apr 19
Diasboro

The latest in a series of profiles and interviews, Orginal Fat Bob gives his personal view on the life and career of a footballing guest, before sitting down for a chat and asking a few questions. Our Diasboro special guests this week are Linda and Frank Spraggon. 1. The Overview – The Spraggons This In2view […]

25 Apr 19
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https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dygh8-af2123 Tune in Monday nights (Usually) but this time it’s Thursday Morning live for the one, the only, “The Nathan Downes Show” bringing a selection of unscripted banter, chat, music and featured unsigned, independent artists! On this show: Nathan brings his usual unscripted Hijinks and takes some music requests from his live listeners. He’s also […]