Audio Engineering – Q 2 U http://q-2-u.com/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 14:10:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://q-2-u.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/q2u-icon-120x120.jpg Audio Engineering – Q 2 U http://q-2-u.com/ 32 32 Hank Mahler, developer of SMPTE color bars, has passed away https://q-2-u.com/hank-mahler-developer-of-smpte-color-bars-has-passed-away/ https://q-2-u.com/hank-mahler-developer-of-smpte-color-bars-has-passed-away/#respond Wed, 13 Oct 2021 13:50:53 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/hank-mahler-developer-of-smpte-color-bars-has-passed-away/ Henry (Hank) Mahler, a true icon of film and television engineering, passed away on October 5, 2021 at the age of 84. After earning a BSEE from Stevens College, Hank joined the CBS Technology Center in Stamford, Connecticut. One of his first projects at the tech center was destined to become one of the most […]]]>

Henry (Hank) Mahler, a true icon of film and television engineering, passed away on October 5, 2021 at the age of 84.

After earning a BSEE from Stevens College, Hank joined the CBS Technology Center in Stamford, Connecticut. One of his first projects at the tech center was destined to become one of the most widely used audio processing technologies. Hank was part of the team that designed and built the CBS Audimax and CBS VoluMax Laboratories, which were considered the “gold standard” for audio processing used in the AM / FM and TV broadcasting industry.

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How to Start Weightlifting: Life Kit: NPR https://q-2-u.com/how-to-start-weightlifting-life-kit-npr/ https://q-2-u.com/how-to-start-weightlifting-life-kit-npr/#respond Tue, 12 Oct 2021 04:03:15 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/how-to-start-weightlifting-life-kit-npr/ Illustration photo by Becky Harlan / NPR Illustration photo by Becky Harlan / NPR Strength training is a great way to exercise effectively while preventing injury. But it can be intimidating to venture into your gym’s strength zone if you don’t know what you’re doing. What if I do it wrong? What if everyone laughs […]]]>

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Colored weights are arranged on a light blue background.  There are 5 pound hand weights and bar weights.  There are also exercise bands and a bench.

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Strength training is a great way to exercise effectively while preventing injury. But it can be intimidating to venture into your gym’s strength zone if you don’t know what you’re doing. What if I do it wrong? What if everyone laughs at me? What if I hurt myself?

Gyms can seem especially inhospitable if your body doesn’t meet super-gendered (and unrealistic) standards for what an “athletic” body looks like. A 2019 Penn State study found that women were significantly less likely to participate in muscle building activities than their male peers.

It turns out that getting started in strength training isn’t that hard, but it takes careful planning and willpower to tackle the ingrained social messages about who strength training is for – and to whom it is not intended. We asked experts for their advice on getting started, and here’s what they had to say:

Start by restoring your exercise goals

“The narrative we have around strength, or rather fitness, is that fitness and weight loss are one and the same,” says Poorna Bell. Bell is a powerlifter and author of Stronger: change everything I knew about the strength of women. She started weight training after the sudden death of her husband in 2016. She felt lost and weak, and she started training with a personal trainer to help her build her strength, both physically. and mentally.

If you can connect with other reasons for exercising – getting stronger, having mental health benefits, joining a new community – it can help you start from a more positive place. Bell recommends tackling this change by reframing any exercise you do as work you do. with and for your body – to build your strength, to achieve your goals, to improve your mental health – instead of the work you do to sculpt your body into the ideal shape, size or weight.

Find the support system that’s right for you

It starts with defining what you need, whether it’s a community of people with similar goals, a routine that suits your needs, or equipment that you can actually lift. It will be different for you depending on where you live, how much money you feel comfortable spending, and what you prefer. Maybe you want to work out with a personal trainer or take a class. Maybe you just want to follow some workouts on Instagram or YouTube!

Judge Roe Williams is the Founder and Executive Director of Fitness 4 All Bodies, an organization that combines activist work and fitness. He said it’s possible to tell pretty quickly if a trainer, class or gym community will align with your goals and ideals: “I always say if coaches are pushing their perspective on diet culture or health. weight loss, which coach you want to go to. “

Remember, you can take the lead in your relationship. You can ask trainers not to frame your progress based on your weight or BMI, and if you have specific training goals, share them!

Make a plan and start small

A calendar with hand drawn icons showing weightlifting activities every other day.

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A calendar with hand drawn icons showing weightlifting activities every other day.

Illustration photo by Becky Harlan / NPR

There are many strength training plans for beginners available online! Casey johnston, the author of She’s A Beast, recommends following a workout plan that will encourage you to lift heavier weights gradually.

“A beginner strength training program can be like three movements, three days a week, sets of five, and that’s it,” she says. “Three movements and you’re done.”

Johnston recommends the Beginner Programs StrongLifts, Barbell Medicine, and the r / fitness subreddit as good starting points for beginners.

Familiarize yourself with compound movements

The reason why beginner plans use so few movements is that they often consist of compound movements, which are effective exercises that use your muscles. together the way they are meant to be used. For example: during an arm workout, you can work your way through the bicep machine, tricep machine, shoulder press machine, and side raises Where you can do a bench press and push-ups, both of which use your arm muscles together.

Finally, don’t forget that you are already very strong!

A bar with three brightly colored weights stacked on one side - a 2.5lb purple, 5lb lime, and 10lb light blue weights.

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A bar with three brightly colored weights stacked on one side - a 2.5lb purple, 5lb lime, and 10lb light blue weights.

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While we were talking to these experts, the thing that kept coming back as a barrier for people who were starting to weight training was fear – fear that they would hurt themselves, fear that people would judge them, fear that they might be judged. ‘they look stupid.

“Fitness or bodybuilding is not a [more] special than walking around. It’s a process that we all build, “said Roe Williams.” Even navigating a world where we find love for ourselves is revolution. It is strength. ”

When you get your relationship back with your body and start working with it rather than against it, you are working to heal a lifetime by believing that you are fundamentally bad and need to be fixed or improved in some way. .

Of course, strength training isn’t a substitute for therapy and medication if you’re really struggling with your mental health, but if you’re healing your mind somehow, working with your body can and should be part of it. process, too.

Poorna said that strength training “has proven to me many times in the past that I am stronger mentally and physically than I ever thought I was. And this is something I will never have. need.”

The audio portion of this episode was produced by Janet W. Lee, with technical support from Neil Tevault.

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Nissan 300ZX vs. Toyota Supra https://q-2-u.com/nissan-300zx-vs-toyota-supra/ https://q-2-u.com/nissan-300zx-vs-toyota-supra/#respond Sun, 10 Oct 2021 19:30:00 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/nissan-300zx-vs-toyota-supra/ In this edition of Auction Dilemma, we take a look at the 1990s, the golden age of Japanese sports cars. It was a time when even Subaru had an offer (the SVX). Let’s look at two examples of models that have steadily gained followers and increasing prices. A 1991 Nissan 300 ZX Twin Turbo on […]]]>

In this edition of Auction Dilemma, we take a look at the 1990s, the golden age of Japanese sports cars. It was a time when even Subaru had an offer (the SVX). Let’s look at two examples of models that have steadily gained followers and increasing prices. A 1991 Nissan 300 ZX Twin Turbo on autohunter.com and a 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo on Bring a Trailer.

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1991 Nissan 300 ZX Twin Turbo

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By the time the fourth generation Z car was launched in 1989, the simple manner of the original 240Z had been replaced by sophistication and refinement. The Z, especially in twin-turbo form, could stand up to any mainstream sports car of the day. This Aztec Red 300ZX is not perfect; it has 96,000 miles. But the mileage is offset by an overall clean appearance which is impressive for any 30 year old car.

The original 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 benefits from a number of aftermarket upgrades, including new intercoolers, intake upgrades, and larger injectors. A 2014 torque report reveals 419 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, a substantial jump from factory specifications (300 hp / 283 lb-ft). A five-speed manual gearbox manages the rear wheels.

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Inside there are creases in the gray leather seats, but the interior is surprisingly in good condition considering the age of the car. Equipment includes t-tops, air conditioning, cruise control and a non-factory-built audio system.

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1993 Toyota Supra Turbo

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The fourth generation Supra (A80) represents the last pure Toyota platform for this nameplate (the current Supra shares engineering with BMW). At the same time, valuations of the A80 are reaching stratospheric levels as some cars approach and break through the six-figure mark. This Renaissance Red 1993 Supra has only 13,000 miles on the odometer and sole owner status.

With a twin-turbo setup (like the 300ZX), the 3.0-liter inline-six engine was factory rated for 320 horsepower and 315 lb-ft of torque, far more powerful than a base Corvette of the same. year. A four-speed automatic transmission controls the rear wheels.

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The Supra’s near-perfect interior features beige leather seats, automatic climate control, removable roof panel and stock audio system.

The golden age of sports cars in Japan

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From the two-seat cab to the engine setup, these cars are as competitive against each other today as they were three decades ago. The Nissan 300ZX auction has a high bid of $ 16,900 at the time of this writing and ends in two days. With a current best bid of $ 46,000, the auction for the Toyota Supra also closes in two days.

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Column: The road to a true IP is paved with interoperability https://q-2-u.com/column-the-road-to-a-true-ip-is-paved-with-interoperability/ https://q-2-u.com/column-the-road-to-a-true-ip-is-paved-with-interoperability/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 12:54:57 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/column-the-road-to-a-true-ip-is-paved-with-interoperability/ Subscribe to the NewscastStudio newsletter to get the latest news in broadcast design and engineering delivered to your inbox. Since the start of the migration to IP workflows, the buzzword “interoperability” has been the ultimate pursuit of the spread. Engineering teams are driven by the promise of replacing proprietary media networks with format-independent workflows. To […]]]>

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Since the start of the migration to IP workflows, the buzzword “interoperability” has been the ultimate pursuit of the spread. Engineering teams are driven by the promise of replacing proprietary media networks with format-independent workflows.

To achieve true IP workflows, interoperability is key to unlocking the benefits of using standard IP network technology to route signals from any source to any number of destinations over a network.

But before we go ahead with our next broadcast lesson, it’s important to take a refresher vocabulary lesson. We need to understand the definition of interoperability and, more importantly, what it is not, not only in terms of automated delivery, but for many systems that a broadcaster can assess. This makes it easy to understand why interoperability is so important in the context of automation.

Interoperability describes the ability of an application or device to meaningfully interact and exchange information with another separately developed application or device.

There is a difference between open protocols, proprietary protocols, and closed protocols. Some companies add their own protocols, which can increase the difficulty of integrating devices. For interoperability with multiple vendors, standards and best practices are essential.

Investing in interoperable solutions enables integration with other third party products and systems, which offers a range of short and long term benefits. Interoperability allows broadcasters to take advantage of the best features of each manufacturer’s technologies, combining it all into a seamless, highly customizable and adaptable workflow. Interoperability also opens the door to the highest levels of flexibility and scalability to accommodate future growth.

Two industry standards help accelerate IP deployments: SMPTE ST 2110 (the set of SMPTE standards for sending digital media over an IP network) and the Networked Media Open Specifications (NMOS) protocol suite. Together, these two advancements improve the way IP networks transport media, including uncompressed video, PCM audio, and ancillary data that are routed through separate routable streams, as well as the management of device connections over one. network.

IP networking is a complex area and can seem daunting for broadcasters as they transition to new technology. While there are still many proprietary approaches on the market, the goal should be to simplify interoperability rather than putting barriers in the way.

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More and more manufacturers, Pebble included, are using SMPTE and NMOS to simplify the establishment of native IP workflows. This is done by developing solutions and applications that provide broadcasters with standards-based interoperability for IP installations and workflows. These new solutions meet the needs for ease of use, interoperability and reliability, while allowing the extension of IP systems to more complex COTS network architectures.

Interoperability also requires working with existing and current systems and in this case compliance with industry protocols is a key factor. The ability to emulate arrays or routers based on legacy indexes means that any I / O or container can be connected using the general router protocol SW-P-08, for example.

Now you have seamless backward and future compatibility, regardless of the scale and scope of your organization. It’s the perfect solution to move forward, essentially giving you a Swiss Army Knife for your broadcast operations, allowing full interoperability between anything you have in your studio or broadcast workflows.

All of this work is done with the understanding that efficiency, reliability, and durability are essential to establishing an IP workflow with end-to-end interoperability.

For more information on the importance of interoperability in IP environments, visit our website. The next article in this series will focus on IP and hybrid infrastructures.

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Editorial: CTE Paves the Way for a Highly Demanded Career | Editorials https://q-2-u.com/editorial-cte-paves-the-way-for-a-highly-demanded-career-editorials/ https://q-2-u.com/editorial-cte-paves-the-way-for-a-highly-demanded-career-editorials/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/editorial-cte-paves-the-way-for-a-highly-demanded-career-editorials/ We hear more about technical education, for example the Vocational Technical Education Center project at the Phipps Bend Industrial Park in Hawkins County. But some people we talk to don’t quite understand what vocational and technical education (CTE) is. CTE teaches specific job skills to students in middle and high schools and post-secondary institutions. It […]]]>

We hear more about technical education, for example the Vocational Technical Education Center project at the Phipps Bend Industrial Park in Hawkins County. But some people we talk to don’t quite understand what vocational and technical education (CTE) is.

CTE teaches specific job skills to students in middle and high schools and post-secondary institutions. It is divided into what are called 16 career groups encompassing high demand careers. They include healthcare, business, sales, finance, information technology, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), manufacturing, logistics, hospitality, government, law, l agriculture, social services, construction, training and audiovisual technology.

According to the Advance CTE website, vocational and technical education “provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to be successful in their future careers. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace skills and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a practical context.

CTE prepares students to go directly to work in fields where workers are immediately needed. Specific jobs would include work in construction, welding, firefighting, police work, cooking, physiology, nursing, veterinary work, computers, software, graphic arts, engineering mechanics, architectural drafting, business and marketing. CTE is more hands-on training than traditional classroom instruction, and it is growing rapidly as well-paying jobs are virtually guaranteed.

The new CTE installation proposed for Phipps Bend is moving forward. It will serve Hawkins County students and adults at a site across from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology site in the park. The transfer of ownership of the property is dependent on the Hawkins County school system seeking funding over the next three years.

Hawkins County Schools CTE supervisor Brandon Williams said plans should move faster than that. “We would like to launch this project as quickly as possible. The roughly 27,000 square foot project will likely cost between $ 5 million and $ 7 million, but is certainly expected to be less than $ 10 million, Williams said.

Williams and Hawkins School Principal Matt Hixson recently met with the Hawkins County Industrial Development Board and got their approval. This followed a board approval vote of the Phipps Bend joint venture. Further approvals await.

“We’re pretty much at the third leg of 2,000,” said Williams.

Earlier this year, Hixson and Williams asked the school board to allow them to begin exploring the idea of ​​the new CTE center offering programs to students at three Hawkins County high schools: Volunteer, Cherokee and Clinch.

“We’re not going to shut down our programs at Cherokee or Volunteer,” Williams said. He said elsewhere in the region, the Greene Technology Center hosts CTE offerings for schools in Greeneville and Greene County. Across the Scott County border, students from Gate City, Rye Cove and Twin Springs take CTE courses at a central facility.

The growing emphasis on CTE to provide career preparation skills helps meet the growing demand for skilled labor in the United States while immediately putting students to work in highly profitable careers. We need more.

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Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell and Larisa Martínez join NJSO for virtual concerts in October / November https://q-2-u.com/renee-fleming-joshua-bell-and-larisa-martinez-join-njso-for-virtual-concerts-in-october-november/ https://q-2-u.com/renee-fleming-joshua-bell-and-larisa-martinez-join-njso-for-virtual-concerts-in-october-november/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 15:25:57 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/renee-fleming-joshua-bell-and-larisa-martinez-join-njso-for-virtual-concerts-in-october-november/ NEW | CHARACTERISTICS | OVERVIEW | EVENTS originally published: 10/06/2021 (NEWARK, NJ) – Grammy Award-winning Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell and internationally acclaimed soprano Larisa Martínez headline free virtual performances with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and music director Xian Zhang premieres in October and November. Bell and Martínez join Zhang and the NJSO for […]]]>
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originally published: 10/06/2021

(NEWARK, NJ) – Grammy Award-winning Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell and internationally acclaimed soprano Larisa Martínez headline free virtual performances with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and music director Xian Zhang premieres in October and November.

Bell and Martínez join Zhang and the NJSO for a vocal and instrumental fireworks program. The program includes “Ah, ritorna, età dell’oro” by Mendelssohn’s Infelice, “Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!” »By Mozart and the Violin Concerto No. 2 by Wieniawski. The concert will begin on October 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Among the greatest sopranos to ever grace the stage, Fleming returns to the NJSO for his first performance of Wagner Lieder by Wesendonck. The program also includes the work of Wagner Siegfried’s Idyll and the Adagietto from Bizet Arlesienne Suite n ° 1. The concert will begin on November 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell and Larisa Martínez join NJSO for virtual concerts in October / November

Purple Critter Media captured the live concerts at NJPAC in Newark earlier this year. Director Andrew Bove draws on his unique background in video / audio engineering, music production and performance to bring an insightful, music-driven perspective to these multi-camera orchestral productions. Purple Critter founder Toni Dolce, who has led strategy and production teams through a diverse set of pillars after a successful career as a classical singer, produces.

Longtime NJSO sound engineer and multiple Grammy Award winner Tim Martyn recorded and mixed the audio for these concerts. David Frost, 16-time Grammy winner and regular producer for the Metropolitan Opera, mixed the audio for Fleming’s performance.

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Both programs are free to watch with registration. For more information and to register, visit njsymphony.org.

Renée Fleming’s performance is supported by a gift from Audrey Bartner. The production of these digital concerts is made possible by the Digital Production and Programming Fund with major support from Ellen and Phil Neches.

The programs

Joshua Bell and Larisa Martínez with the NJSO

Wed, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.

conductor XIAN ZHANG

JOSHUA BELL violin

LARISA MARTÍNEZ soprano

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TIM MARTYN audio producer

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ANDREW BOVE director

Producer TONI DOLCE

MEDIA CRITTER PURPLE

MENDELSSOHN / arr. Kohn & Stephenson “Ah, ritorna, età dell’oro” from Infelice

MOZART “Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio! “, K. 418

WIENIAWSKI Violin Concerto No. 2

Renée Fleming with the NJSO

Wednesday November 17 at 7:30 p.m.

conductor XIAN ZHANG

RENÉE FLEMING soprano

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TIM MARTYN audio producer

DAVID FROST audio producer

ANDREW BOVE director

Producer TONI DOLCE

MEDIA CRITTER PURPLE

BIZET Adagietto by Arlesienne Suite n ° 1

WAGNER Siegfried’s Idyll

WAGNER Lieder by Wesendonck


The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra connects with the people and diverse communities of New Jersey through the power of live symphonic music to inspire, entertain and educate. Internationally renowned Music Director Xian Zhang received critical acclaim from the podium and reinforced the NJSO’s commitment to presenting diverse voices that reflect the communities the orchestra serves.

The NJSO embraces its heritage as a statewide orchestra through stage and chamber performances at venues across New Jersey, as well as partnerships with other Garden State arts organizations, universities and civic organizations. The Orchestra’s education and community engagement programs foster meaningful and ongoing engagement with live music.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NJSO has made free virtual performances and online educational programs available, reaching more than 10 million people on the Orchestra’s digital channels. NJSO Concert Films combines world-class NJSO performances with stunning images of the people and cityscapes of New Jersey. The NJSO showcased innovative programs with other arts organizations, community ensembles and statewide partners. Musicians perform solo and chamber works from iconic New Jersey locations in NJSO Everywhere. NJSO at Home highlights intimate in-home performances, instrument demonstrations, educational videos, and hours of concert recordings.

The NYO’s youth orchestras have expanded to a hybrid in-person / virtual design, introducing entirely new dimensions to the program, from composition and rhythm lessons to an eclectic range of electives. In 2020-2021, nearly 200 students collaborated on a year-long creative composition project – a unique and engaging opportunity to explore their own musical voices and shape new works drawing inspiration from all of the genres within them. inspire. The project resulted in Our voices, an album of 25 original compositions.

The safety of our clients, musicians and staff is of the utmost importance to the ONJ. Please visit njsymphony.org for constantly updated details focused on the well-being of participants in our performances.

The Orchestra’s online hub for free music content is njsymphony.org/virtual.

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Capitol Theater to present Jim Messina | Diversions https://q-2-u.com/capitol-theater-to-present-jim-messina-diversions/ https://q-2-u.com/capitol-theater-to-present-jim-messina-diversions/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 07:02:05 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/capitol-theater-to-present-jim-messina-diversions/ CLEARWATER – Jim Messina will be performing on Thursday, October 14, 8 p.m. at the Bilheimer Capitol Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $ 35. Visit www.rutheckerdhall.com or call 727-791-7400. Undisputed expert in the art of making successful music, Messina’s legacy spans five decades, three supergroups, a dynamic solo career, and dozens of […]]]>

CLEARWATER – Jim Messina will be performing on Thursday, October 14, 8 p.m. at the Bilheimer Capitol Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

Tickets start at $ 35. Visit www.rutheckerdhall.com or call 727-791-7400.

Undisputed expert in the art of making successful music, Messina’s legacy spans five decades, three supergroups, a dynamic solo career, and dozens of production and engineering credits. While acting as a producer / sound engineer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Buffalo Springfield, Messina eventually joined the band as a bassist. When “the Springfield” dissolved in 1968, Messina and her colleague Richie Furay formed Poco. With Messina on lead guitar, Poco defined a new musical genre, country rock. After three successful albums, Messina was ready for a change and left to return to his passion for music production. He signed as an independent producer with Columbia Records.

In November 1970, Columbia asked Messina to work with an unknown Kenny Loggins. While helping Loggins prepare for a record and tour, the two found they worked well together, and Messina agreed to be a part of Loggins’ debut album. “Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina: Sittin ‘In” was released in November 1971 and an accidental duo was formed.

Over the next seven years, Loggins & Messina released eight hit albums, recorded dozens of hit songs and sold over 16 million albums. They had grown into one of the most successful rock recording duos of all time, but it was time for the duo to go their separate ways.

After a series of famous solo acoustic tours, Messina has formed a group of acclaimed musicians who have performed with him at various points in his career. His latest release, “In the Groove”, features selected hits from his three previous groups, as well as several of his solo works.

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Cross wins top singles ranking at HEB Invitational https://q-2-u.com/cross-wins-top-singles-ranking-at-heb-invitational/ https://q-2-u.com/cross-wins-top-singles-ranking-at-heb-invitational/#respond Sun, 03 Oct 2021 18:53:52 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/cross-wins-top-singles-ranking-at-heb-invitational/ Victoria Guerra October 3, 2021 WACO, Texas – Arkansas closed the HEB Invitational on Sunday with five overall wins in singles over Tulsa and in doubles over Baylor. Sophomore Morgan Cross was the best in singles at 4-0 and sophomore Lenka Stara was third at 3-0 this weekend. The Arkansas doubles pairs continued to show […]]]>


WACO, Texas – Arkansas closed the HEB Invitational on Sunday with five overall wins in singles over Tulsa and in doubles over Baylor. Sophomore Morgan Cross was the best in singles at 4-0 and sophomore Lenka Stara was third at 3-0 this weekend.

The Arkansas doubles pairs continued to show success with two wins over the Baylor Bears. Graduate Tatum Rice and partner Morgan Cross took a 6-4 victory over Ana Carmen Zamurek and Mel Krywoj of Baylor. Lenka Stara and Laura Rijkers won their third doubles match of the weekend, beating Olivia Malm and Paula Baranano, 6-3.

Morgan Cross concluded their undefeated singles weekend with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Benedejcic of Tulsa. Sophomore Kelly Keller captured the Hogs’ second singles victory in a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Rozenkova. After losing her first set, Grace O’Donnell came back strong in a three-set tiebreaker to defeat Lily Hutchings 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6).

The Razorbacks will continue the fall game on Thursday, October 21 when they travel to Iowa City to compete in the ITA Central Regional Championships.

Fans are encouraged to visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com for the latest information on all things Arkansas women’s tennis. You can also find the Hogs on social media by liking us on Facebook (Arkansas Razorback Women’s Tennis) and following us on Twitter and Instagram (@RazorbackWTEN).

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This is what the 1989 Lexus LS 400 costs today https://q-2-u.com/this-is-what-the-1989-lexus-ls-400-costs-today/ https://q-2-u.com/this-is-what-the-1989-lexus-ls-400-costs-today/#respond Sun, 03 Oct 2021 01:01:00 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/this-is-what-the-1989-lexus-ls-400-costs-today/ Revealed to the world in 1989, there was no doubt that the ingenious Lexus LS400 was a crisp luxury limousine that stunned the auto industry, although it would be more fitting to call it a luxury sedan. Founded by Toyota’s luxury division, the Lexus was an over-designed marvel setting new standards in comfort, refinement and […]]]>

Revealed to the world in 1989, there was no doubt that the ingenious Lexus LS400 was a crisp luxury limousine that stunned the auto industry, although it would be more fitting to call it a luxury sedan. Founded by Toyota’s luxury division, the Lexus was an over-designed marvel setting new standards in comfort, refinement and reliability.

Prior to its inception, the luxury sedan industry was dominated by Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar. Indeed, the production of major Japanese car manufacturers never appeared to be a real threat. However, that all changed in 1989 with the introduction of this revolutionary Lexus. Remarkably, the car appeared out of nowhere and took the United States by storm, entering the luxury market sector with sleek dealerships.

Not only was the LS400 technically advanced and lavishly appointed, it also delivered legendary Toyota reliability and longevity. Indeed, the four-liter V8 under the hood worked like a Swiss watch and redefined the concept of smoothness. Plus, Toyota has shown unequivocally just how serious it is to tackle the automotive industry’s premier league with the Lexus brand. The first iteration of the luxury brand was set to lock the horns with offers from Munich and Stuttgart. In addition, the elegant LS400 marked the foundation of a luxury brand that has become a worldwide success.

Reportedly, 450 prototypes were used during the development phase with 2.7 million kilometers of testing under various conditions. In addition, development costs for the LS400 amounted to $ 1 billion. “The relentless pursuit of perfection” has, indeed, been the philosophy of Lexus and cannot be more exemplified than the LS400.

Used prices for the LS400 are currently on an upward trajectory, although the LS400 can still be purchased for less than the value of its German rivals. However, blank examples of earlier cars are becoming quite rare.

The Lexus LS400 is, without a doubt, one of the automotive greats!

Lexus LS400 engine and performance

Lexus LS400 4.0 V8

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In the United States, the Lexus brand has risen to the rank of market leader in the luxury category and has definitely changed the perception of Japanese cars. In addition, the LS400 presented long-term quality and maintenance-free powertrain in a prestigious package. Many enthusiasts will claim that the LS400’s V8 is one of the best eight cylinders ever made.

Without a doubt, the silky four-liter V8 engine (1UZ-FE for Lexus enthusiasts) under the hood was the star of the show. Additionally, the LS400 was capable of a 0-60 mph time of 8.5 seconds. The V8 produced 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque driving the rear wheels mated to a bullet-proof four-speed automatic transmission.

In addition, the engine was incredibly smooth with almost total silence, thanks to the hydraulic-pneumatic engine mounts which eliminated vibration and noise. Reports suggest some LS400 owners have driven a million miles! Weighing just over 3,924 lbs, the luxury sedan handled perfectly on the road and was excellent for long-haul cruising, with a top speed of 155mph achieved effortlessly. Without a doubt, the Lexus was quieter and more competitively priced than a Mercedes S-Class.

There were two more iterations of the LS400 that followed. The LS400 Series 2, which followed two years later, was a second faster at 60 mph with 260 hp. 1997 saw the unveiling of the LS400 3 Series which had 290 horsepower under the hood and could sprint to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds.

Toyota’s vision was to make the LS400 flawless and durable. Indeed, he had succeeded.

Design And Interior

It is true that the Lexus LS400 was ahead of its time in terms of technical innovation and advanced equipment. The standard features were extensive and too many to list.

However, Lexus was the first to introduce smart touches such as the automatic tilt and telescoping steering wheel with SRS airbag and memory adjustment, adjustable seat belts and the electrochromic rearview mirror.

In addition, one of the distinguishing features of the LS400 was the group of gauges which exhibited a holographic visual effect, never seen before.

In addition, the woodwork was finished by piano maker Yamaha and the luxury sedan incorporated a superb Nakamichi sound system. While the interior layout and finish were excellent, some criticized the dashboard as bland compared to its European rivals. However, the Lexus’ meticulous attention to detail was apparent. For example, the dashboard layout incorporated fluid damping switches for that extra smoothness.

Interestingly, the Lexus LS400 was marketed in Japan as the Toyota Celsior, which continued under that name until 2006. The LS400’s conservative styling was not exciting despite being exceptionally well built, thanks to advanced production methods. According to reports, the LS400 was the first car to use laser welding in its construction.

Without a doubt, Toyota’s engineering has been exemplary in all aspects of LS400 production.

Here’s what the 1989 Lexus LS400 costs today

Lexus LS400

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It seems that the Lexus LS400 has gained a cult following among enthusiasts interested in the tuning potential of the 1UZ-FE V8 engine. As a result, prices go up. The price of the new Lexus LS400 was around $ 54,000 (around $ 95,000 to $ 110,000 in today’s currency).

According to classic.com, used examples of an LS400 can range between £ 2,000 and $ 27,000 depending on mileage and condition. Now is the time to seize this example from automotive history before it is too late!


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October 2 Face of the day: Ashley Coan | Face of the day https://q-2-u.com/october-2-face-of-the-day-ashley-coan-face-of-the-day/ https://q-2-u.com/october-2-face-of-the-day-ashley-coan-face-of-the-day/#respond Sat, 02 Oct 2021 05:15:00 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/october-2-face-of-the-day-ashley-coan-face-of-the-day/ Ashley coan JOE SHEARER, THE EVERYDAY NON-DEVICE Those who have enjoyed the online feeds of various Titan sporting events can thank Ashley coan. Coan, who turns 18 next month, grew up in Council Bluffs. She attended different elementary schools, but has been part of the Lewis Central Community School District since middle school. She is […]]]>





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Those who have enjoyed the online feeds of various Titan sporting events can thank Ashley coan.

Coan, who turns 18 next month, grew up in Council Bluffs. She attended different elementary schools, but has been part of the Lewis Central Community School District since middle school. She is currently in the middle of her final year.

As her last time as a Titan draws to a close, she said it has been a good experience and that she is excited to see what the future holds.

“I am ready to go to college,” she said.

The fall sports season is in full swing, and Coan can often be found to help with the online broadcasts. She said there are a lot of people with a myriad of reasons not being able to attend these live sporting events, so it’s cool to be able to watch LC athletics even more via internet broadcasts. From managing cameras in the field to helping broadcast in the press box, Coan does a little bit of everything for these feeds.

Coan’s media production classes and her work with live streams inspired her to follow a similar path in college. She said she wanted to study film or sound engineering after high school, and was going to attend Iowa Western Community College for two years before leaving for a four-year college.

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