I n the city of Mozart and Richard Strauss the idea of billing a musical – no matter how sophisticated and well-thought of – was a controversial one. But if anyone could convince the festival goers of its musical validity it was going to be Bartoli, whose repertoire normally focuses on Handel, Mozart and Rossini. The darling of the festival, she was the driving force behind the production and a move to widen her repertoire. “I’ve always wanted to sing Maria,” she said, “I think it is a truly great work; one of the greatest of the 20th century.” She also saw it as a way of connecting with a new audience, which can be a challenge at a festival which attracts a fierce loyalty – some 80 per cent of festival goers have visited at least six times, and an extraordinary 47 per cent have been at least 20 times before.
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Mark (above) normally builds a new race engine every winter. And when we say, “builds an engine,” we don’t mean he goes shopping for parts online. He starts with a big billet of solid aluminum and designs an entirely new engine. Apart from the seals and bearings, he makes everything—right down to the cranks, conrods and pistons. (It’s taken him a few years, but with the help of other two-stroke tuners, Mark’s current Yamaha makes world-class power.)
Dewan Farooque Chairman Muhammad Yousuf Farooqui says BMW ChargeNow will make day-to-day electrified motoring possible, at least near its installations. “I’m hopeful that the BMW ChargeNow station will make daily motoring possible purely in electric mode for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, which offer even greater mobility than the conventional hybrid vehicles.”
Since graduating from the Indiana University School of Journalism in May 2012, the Michigan native has spent time at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, The State Journal in Frankfort, Kentucky, and The Herald-Times in Bloomington. Even when she hasn’t been covering politics, she always had an interest in it. Election season can be crazy, but she loves reporting on campaigns and on Election Day (although it may have something to do with the fact that there’s always pizza in the newsroom).
The JZ-series from Toyota was a group of straight-six engines built to add a sprinkling of performance to the company’s 90s and ‘00s road cars. The 1JZ came first, featuring 24 valves and 2.5-litres of displacement followed by the 2JZ which had its stroke increased, amounting to 3.0-litres. The predecessor to those engines is the 7MGTE which is known for having various cylinder head issues, but the JZ series was built much stronger, making it perfect for some serious tuning.
I’ve had two for use as winter beaters: the first one was a hand-me-down that rusted out at twelve years and 450,000km of highly salted southern Ontario travel. It got only casual regular maintenance and nothing, not one component outside of brakes, belts, batteries and tires, ever failed. The second was bought—with 230,000km—at a BHPH lot to serve an immediate need. It was cheap, and it was also clear that the prior owner had been very, very, very hard on the transmission. I sold it to someone, who used it as a parts car, and he’d informed me that, after pulling the transmission, it looked as if the prior owner had only a casual understanding of how to use a clutch. I probably would have kept that car had I not lucked into something nicer.
Also, due to the fact that ignition occurs every 240 degrees, the crankshaft journals are spaced 120 degrees apart. This means that there will be a significant proportion of crankshaft rotation (60 degrees) when no power stroke is occurring. That reciprocatory feature leads to the lack of smoothness in power delivery and large amounts of vibration that three-cylinder engines are notorious for. The rough-running engine behaviour will be emphasised at lower engine speeds especially, due to the lack of power strokes occurring.
“Usually, car wrapping cost ranges between Rs 15,000 and Rs 2.5 lakh depending on the car and amount of work done. Till 2014, there was hardly one of two shops providing this facility in South Delhi. But gradually, more than half a dozen shops have come up now,” a senior traffic official said. A shop owner said normally they get one car a day. “The vehicle is covered with a vinyl sheet that changes the car colour temporarily. Though there is a provision of re-painting the vehicle in the law by updating it on vehicle registration certificate, wrapping is illegal,” a senior traffic police official said.
However, edgy does not necessarily mean being rude, controversial, political, or alienating a group of people. You can be edgy in a classy way that simply drums up comments on both sides of the topic. Think of it like intentionally getting contrasting comments or opinions. It doesn’t mean to start a fight or huge controversy. I’m not suggesting that.