TPS085: Auphonic and Loudness Standards with Georg Holtzman

TPS085: Auphonic and Loudness Standards with Georg Holtzman

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XFC champ Scott Holtzman gets stay-busy fight while waiting for title defense

Without a fight lined up in the promotion he holds a title in, 

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will venture out this week.

“Hot Sauce,” XFC’s lightweight champion, on Saturday will take his unbeaten record to the Virginia-based Premier Fighting Challenge for a one-off bout. Holtzman (6-0) on Saturday will meet George Sheppard (14-7) in a stay-busy fight.

XFC’s current focus is on establishing itself outside of the United States with a series in Latin America, along with a television deal there. So to allow Holtzman to stay active, the promotion granted him the chance to fight elsewhere while waiting for his next title defense in the XFC.

Holtzman this past June stopped John Mahlow in the second round at XFC 24 to win the vacant lightweight title, a belt that Nick Newell was stripped of before he signed with WSOF. In his first defense of the title in October, he took a unanimous decision from Roger Carroll at XFC 26 to stay unbeaten.

All of the Tennessee-based Holtzman’s fights are for XFC since he turned pro in 2012. The 30-year-old champ has four stoppages for the promotion, including his title victory.

Sheppard, a Virginian, has won four of his past six fights. He has cage experience against the likes of UFC lightweights Charlie Brenneman and Jimy Hettes, RFA standout and onetime “TUF” hopeful Dakota Cochrane, and Bellator veteran Jose Figueroa. The 25-year-old has 10 of his 14 wins by finish, including eight knockouts.

For more on XFC’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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XFC 26 Results: Scott Holtzman, Pearl Gonzalez Leave With Gold

Two titles were decided at XFC 26 with Scott Holtzman and Pearl Gonzalez leaving with the gold.

Holtzman took an easy decion over Roger Carroll, with all the judges scoring the fight 50-45. It was the first time Holtzman defended the lightweight belt.

The other title fight saw Gonzalez come from behind to take a late submission in the third round. She claimed the vacant women’s flyweight title.

XFC 26 was yesterday, October 18. It came from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Tennessee.

Below are the results.

Scott Holtzman def. Roger Carroll via decision to retain the lightweight championship

Pearl Gonzalez def. Cortney Casey via submission (armbar) at 4:43 of round 3 for the vacant women’s flyweight championship

Deivison Ribeiro def. Jason Hicks via TKO (strikes) at 4:08 of round 1

Luis Santos def. Justin Davis via TKO (strikes) at :33 of round 1

Heather Clark def. Hannah Cifers via decision

Luke Sanders def. Zach Underwood via TKO (strikes) at 3:38 of round 2

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XFC 26 Results: Scott Holtzman Cements Status as Lightweight Champion

XFC 26: Night of Champions 3
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Nashville, Tennesee

-Scott Holtzman def. Roger Carroll via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
-Pearl Gonzalez def. Cortney Casey via Sub (Armbar) at 4:43, R3
-Deivison Ribeiro def. Jason Hicks via TKO (Strikes) at 4:08, R1
-Luis Santos def. Justin Davis via TKO (Strikes) at 0:33, R1
-Heather Clark def. Hannah Cifers via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
-Luke Sanders def. Zach Underwood via TKO (Strikes) at 3:38, R2
-Nate Landwehr def. Keith Richardson via KO (Punch) at 4:43, R1
-Nate Jolly def. Gerric Hayes via UD
-Ben Brewer def. Anthony Lemon via Sub (Armbar) at 4:59, R1
-Kenny Degenhardt def. Brian Hall via UD
-Marlo Scott def. Jason Gifford via UD
-Willie Taylor Jr. def. Cromwell Steward via UD

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  Piet Mondrian, Notte d’estate, 1907, olio su tela, cm 71 x 110,5 L’Aia, Gemeentemuseum © Mondrian-Holtzman Trust

Moments that brought me here now:

La Mar
Full Moon talk of dreaming
Letting go of the past
Surf Lessons to get to Mexico
Holtzman patio vibe
Da’ Momyn
Momyn’s new couch
Laughing chingos, Lynn and hemp rope lighters
More Laughter
Sitting quietly with my Grandma
Inner voice
Guardian angels
Learning how to show up

Did I mention surfing? :)

Be here now. Viva Mexico. Viva Tejas.



September 12, 2014

How Advisors Can Help Prevent Identity Theft

An advisor should talk with clients before disbursing any money on their behalf and should not take instructions by e-mail, warns Jim Holtzman, personal CFO at Legend Financial Advisors Inc., an investment advisory firm based in Pittsburgh.

Holtzman issued the warning during a webinar on identity theft sponsored by Legend Financial Advisors Wednesday. One way financial advisors� clients can protect their identity and prevent a loss is to make sure the advisor talks to them before taking action on an account.

Identify thieves are becoming adept at mimicking people in e-mail and other communications in order to steal their money, Holtzman says.

�There is no foolproof way to protect yourself from identity theft, but you can diminish the chances by taking certain actions,� he says.

Protecting the identity of a child is something many parents do not think of, but it should be considered, says Holtzman.

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News: Presenting the New Maîtres du Temps Chapter Two Classique. Celebrating its 5th Anniversary.

On the occasion of the 5th Anniversary of the launch of the Chapter Two Original, Maîtres du Temps - Atelier d’Horlogerie is proud to present the new Chapter Two Classique in red gold and white gold. This new model underlines even stronger the architectural aspect of the collection through its Art Deco inspired dial on which the bold indices majestically indicate the hours. The Chapter Two collection features an instantaneous triple calendar displayed in large format thanks to the innovative high precision cylinders that in fact makes it the most legible mechanical calendar wristwatch in the world. Its outstanding movement is imbedded in a shaped case that expresses the strength and character of this collection. 

The technically revolutionary movement of the Chapter Two is the result of the unique know-how of Maîtres du Temps – Atelier d’Horlogerie and meets the highest requirement in terms of precision and performance. In particular, the driving mechanism of the cylinders required important cognitive development and innovative techniques. The performance of the instantaneous change of the big date and the displays positioned on the two cylinders at 6 o’clock for the day of the week and at 12 o’clock for the month, proves the quality of this innovative concept.  

Chapter Two Classique features elegant central hour and minute hands in solid gold with diamond-cut facets finishing and a small second at 6 o’clock, the big date at 12 o’clock and the day and month indication in full words on their respective cylinders. The combination of the big date and the displayed days and months in full letters gives the Chapter Two a legibility never seen before on a triple calendar wristwatch. The Cylinders represent the essential DNA of Maîtres du Temps. They are manufactured in Anticorodal, an alloy of manganese, aluminum and magnesium which is resistant to oxidation and corrosion. The artisanal process of decoration of the cylinders requires several weeks of precise work, from the individual engraving of the day and month to the handmade coloring. Each step of the process needs a specific know-how and unique care.

Inspired by the architectural codes of the Art Deco style the dial reflects a supreme purity of the shapes. Everything is done to facilitate the legibility of time. Long indices in solid gold set on a smart Opalin finished surface clearly indicate the hours. This original dial strengthens the character of the timepiece and makes it look elegant and classic. The fluidity of the design of the distinctive tonneau shaped case hides its complex architecture and sophisticated design. Every single aspect of this timepiece is the result of refined and meticulous work: the inner lines of the lugs follow the wavy curves of the case giving it a unique harmony, while the day, date and month correctors have their functions engraved to facilitate their simple use.

Six specially shaped sapphire crystals with anti-reflective surface treatment —three on top of the case and three on the case back— offer a unique visual access on the cylinders and the movement mechanism.

Looking through the octagon-shaped sapphire crystal of the display back into the beautifully decorated movement within, the eye is immediately drawn to the richly engraved symbolically goblet-shaped rotor of the automatic winding system. The intricate pannier guilloche decorating the rotor’s center provides a noble counterpoint to the text around the rotor’s periphery that reads Masters and Their Craft—A Lifelong Pursuit of Excellence. “The goblet symbolizes the spirit of collaboration. It is the vessel where each of our Atelier watchmakers’ contribution is combined into a superb blend of talents and passions. The result is rich and unique,” says Steven Holtzman, founder of Maîtres du Temps - Atelier d’Horlogerie. The richly hand-decorated movement features a veritable melody of harmonious fine finishing, from the sunray Côtes de Genève on the bridges with their perfectly beveled edges, to the helical spirals and perlage on the mainplate, to the mirror-polished screw heads.

After 5 years of success, the Chapter Two Classique line complements and extends the Chapter Two collection. At the same time it reinforces the timeless character of these exceptional timepieces. And the Chapter Two story continues with the two horology masters behind this creation: Daniel Roth and Peter Speake-Marin.

Sticker Price $88,200 USD for 18K Red Gold and $90,300 USD for 18K White Gold. For more info on Maîtres du Temps click here.

The new Chapter Two Classique  is also available in 18K white gold as shown below.

Technical Specifications of the Maîtres du Temps Chapter Two Classique

Instantaneous triple calendar, big date, day indication on high-precision cylinder, month indication on high-precision cylinder, small seconds, automatic winding mechanical movement.

Movement: Automatic Calibre SHC01 with symbolic goblet-shaped rotor in 22K gold, panier guilloche, and relief text. Composed of 338 parts, 32 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 50 hours while beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph. The calibre is finished with sun-ray Côtes de Genève, perlage, beveling, colimaçonnage, and polished screw heads.

Case: 18K red gold or 18K white gold composed of 49 components and measuring 58 mm x 42 mm x 16 mm. Case is fitted with three correctors as follows: Day corrector on case back bottom, Month corrector on case back top and Big date corrector on case band at 2 o’clock.

Dial: Smart Opalin surface finishing composed of 16 parts with diamond-cut applied hour indices, 18K gold diamond-cut faceted hands, in 18K gold and big date opening frame also in 18K gold.

Strap: Hand-sewn alligator leather strap with 18K gold deployant buckle.