He becomes a Top valuable performer in Racing France before crossing the selections Channel to join the remarkable Dan Skelton before Christmas.
The 5-12 months-antique has had simply three runs for his new trainer and has shown super promise in them. He started with a remarkable 2nd at Huntingdon earlier than going for walks, like something changed into incorrect at Musselburgh.
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That attempt changed into left manner behind at Newbury’s final day trip. Okay, completing sixth of 7 doesn’t appear the most potent form at first glance, but it becomes an extraordinary effort indeed.
He traveled like a classy hurdler there and became nonetheless on the harness and going like a teach coming closer to the second one last. That was while he changed into almost knocked off his toes, ending any threat of winning.
That changed into an utterly encouraging attempt and, even as he’ll need the higher good fortune in going for walks here, he is simply the unexposed kind that generally wins this race.
Another young hurdler with a similar profile is Multicultural, who turned into surprising while prevailing at Warwick final time.
He has Richard Johnson in the saddle, and nobody is better over wood than the champion jockey.
He changed into honestly unlucky no longer to win at Goodwood remaining time while becoming the contemporary victim of that challenging tune.
Amanda Perrett’s five-12 months-antique picked his manner nicely thru the sphere handiest to be blocked off one too, usually in the very last furlong.
He went down by way of half a period, ultimately over this distance on what has to be a comparable first-rate floor.
There had been some questions asked approximately his spine, but the becoming of an eyeshield appears to be the making of him. It’s tough to realize whether his draw in stall 25 can be a terrific one, but there have been plenty of winners from the higher numbers in this contest.
There are hundreds of dangers with Fastnet Tempest coming here to return a first-rate 1/3 at Newbury ultimate time.
Taurean Star ought to additionally come into the reckoning for the reason that he’s established in a significant subject handicap around right here.
Movie Selections From 2017 Florida Film Festival
The 26th Annual Florida Film Festival, produced by Enzian Theater and held throughout Central Florida each April, offers nearly 200 feature and short films from countries around the world, in addition to celebrity guests, special events, film forums, and parties. This year’s festival includes competing for films in narrative features and documentary programs, special screenings of food films, international films, midnight movies, family programming, and Florida films. A small sampling of films appears below.
Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis star in this science-fiction comedy. The actions of a shallow party girl returning to her hometown after a breakup with her boyfriend are somehow connected to a giant monster attacking people in Seoul, South Korea. Gloria’s coincidental reconnection with a former elementary school friend (now a bar owner who hires her as a waitress) helps reveal the origin of this strange supernatural occurrence. At the center of the craziness, Gloria (Hathaway) and Oscar (Sudeikis) each project their version of crazy: She has trouble with attachments; he has trouble with detachments. Together, they are the disasters at the heart of this disaster film. Blending comedy, drama, flashbacks, and sci-fi effects, this genre-mixing mash-up delivers an interesting story with poignant analogies about the potential monsters within each of us. Nacho Vigalondo directed them. It also stars Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens. Runtime: 110 minutes. MPAA rating: R (for language). 3.5 / 5.
Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke
This fun documentary is about an Austin, Texas, honky-tonk celebrating its 50th-anniversary screens in the Music Sidebar program. The Broken Spoke, owned and operated by husband-and-wife team James and Annetta White, welcomes the biggest names in country music to perform on its modest stage for locals and tourists from all over the world. Performers quickly point out that The Broken Spoke is not a classy dance hall where patrons get dressed up, nor a concert hall where people come to listen. This is a honky-tonk where musicians come to play music so people can dance for hours on end. Known for its authentic Texas ambiance, the long-standing tradition of exclusively country music bands, and chicken fried steak (using Annetta’s family recipe), this well-known establishment remains unchanged amid the rapidly developing neighborhood around it. The satisfying film examines the music, food, family, culture, and history behind The Broken Spoke. Sam Wainwright Douglas and Brenda Mitchell directed them. Stars the White family and dozens of country music stars, including Willie Nelson and Dale Watson. Runtime: 75 minutes. 3 / 5.
In this touching documentary, Actor-director Lorenzo Pisoni looks back at his life growing up in his father’s traveling show, The Pickle Family Circus. Lorenzo’s career began at age two when he wandered into the ring during a performance. From there, he learned to clown from his father, Larry, and within a few years, they were clowning partners performing a crowd-pleasing Pinocchio-inspired act where a father wants his puppet to become a real boy. The Pickle Family Circus, which included Lorenzo’s mother and step-sister, performed around the country during the 1970s and 1980s. Now a successful actor in film, television, and theater, Lorenzo examines his childhood and the events leading up to Larry’s departure from the circus and the breakup of the Pisoni family. Circus Kid is part behind-the-scenes show business and part personal essay. This film offers some laughs and even a few tearful moments using archival footage and recent interviews with other former Pickle Family Circus performers to get the full story. Lorenzo Pisoni directs him. Also, she stars Bill Irwin and Geoff Hoyle. Executive produced by Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm. Runtime: 71 minutes. 4 / 5.
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
In its Southeast Premiere, this animated narrative feature screens in the American Independent Competition. It comes with a warning for those with epilepsy that the colorful strobe-like effects can cause seizures. Best suited for audience members in their teens and ’20s, this original mixed-media creation by graphic novelist Dash Shaw quite literally depicts the drama surrounding an entire high school (built on a fault line and not up to code), sinking into the sea after an earthquake. Dash and his best friend Assaf round up an oddball assortment of survivors and attempt to get to the roof of the building so they can be rescued. Images of severed limbs and students swept to sea can be disturbing at times, but an abundance of humor keeps things from getting too heavy. School politics, first love, and the bonds of friendship are among the topics briefly explored among the chaos in this unusual film (supported by outstanding vocal talents) where style earns a higher grade than substance—directed by Dash Shaw. Stars the voice talents of Jason Schwartzman, Reggie Watts, Lena Dunham, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon, Alex Karovsky, John Cameron Mitchell. Runtime: 75 minutes. MPAA rating: PG-13. 3 / 5.
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
This ambitious documentary traces Native American influence on rock and roll, blues, and folk music. Spanning decades in time and locations around the country (including some scenes in Toronto, Canada) and filled with interesting historical information, the film provides profiles of nearly a dozen musicians of Native American descent, beginning with Link Wray, whose notorious 1958 instrumental hit “Rumble” was banned from radio because of its perceived ability to incite violence. Using live interviews specifically for the film (Stevie Salas, Robbie Robertson, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Slash, Steven Tyler, Buffy Saint Marie, Taj Mahal, Martin Scorsese, etc.), in addition to archival interviews and concert footage, the filmmakers provide a broad picture of the evolving music scene and how it relates to Indian history and culture. The specific amount of research and obvious good intentions to bring little-known information to the general public make this an important film for all music lovers. Directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana. Runtime: 103 minutes. 4 / 5.
The Top-Down Approach to Customer Service
Management expert Ken Blanchard put it best when he said, “In the past, a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people; they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.” Good business practices start from the top of the organization and trickle down. This rule holds when it comes to good customer service practices as well. If the management treats customers with respect, then employees will treat customers with respect as well. Managers that show that they appreciate employees by making themselves available will inspire those under their authority to make themselves available to customers. This overall approach to exceptional customer service will benefit the entire company and help to keep customers loyal. How can this approach be implemented successfully within an organization?
Management Should Be Visible
Management should be viewed as part of the team. Is this the perception that both employees and customers have the management of your organization? Do customers always need to request the manager, when they have an issue? Is it not better to have the manager out and about in the store, easily identifiable, and form relationships with customers like other employees? Perception is essential when it comes to management visibility.