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Ford privateer Mads Ostberg decides to skip WRC's Tour of Corsica

Mads Ostberg will miss the next round of the World Rally Championship in Corsica having been unable to do sufficient testing in his new Ford Fiesta WRC

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Melbourne GP boss says Adelaide can 'dream on' over F1 race hopes

Melbourne’s Australian Grand Prix boss says Adelaide can “dream on” if it thinks it can take the country’s Formula 1 race back

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Australian GP: Sauber F1 driver Pascal Wehrlein cleared to race

Sauber Formula 1 driver Pascal Wehrlein has been passed fit to contest the season-opening Australian Grand Prix

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Mercedes F1 junior Russell fastest on first day of GP3 test for ART

Mercedes F1 junior George Russell kicked off preparations for his rookie GP3 campaign by setting the pace on the first pre-season test day at Estoril on Wednesday

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How to Wear Pastels (and Not Look Like an Easter Egg)

We all love the delicate flowers and budding leaves that come with the end of winter. Just like florals, pastels have become synonymous with the spring season, but not always for the most fashionable reasons. Too often, these lighter colors are reserved for juvenile clothing, but they don’t have to be. So, what’s a girl to do with colors like lavender, mint, pale blue and ballet pink? First, don’t get overwhelmed. All pastels are in the same shade group, so they are easy to mix and match. Next, remember that your accessories can (and should) stand out. Consider black, metallics and even deep red in your styling choices. Don’t believe us? Let these examples show you how to wear pastels like a street style pro.

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One Of The First Arthropods On Earth Appeared Half A Billion Years Ago

A creepy worm-like creature with thirty different limbs has been discovered by researchers. According to the researchers, this ancient animal combed the sea floor five hundred million years ago. This worm-like creature is fascinating to scientists because these sea-slugs hunted and consumed food in an unusual way. Also, this ancient sea-slug is likely one of the very first arthropods to ever come into existence.

Researchers discovered that this fossil encases an early organism known as a lobopodia. The individual organism found within the sediment is formally known as Ovatiovermis cribratus. Lobopodians lived during the early cambrian period and they are know for their worm-like bodies, as well as their many limbs. The lobopodia that was recently discovered is similar to other types of lobopodians, but most lobopodians possessed defensive spikes on their bodies, which the cribrata does not have.

It is rare to find a modern sea creature that feeds in the same manner as a lobopodia. This ancient sea-slug is known as a “filter feeder”. Being a filter feeder entails anchoring itself to the sea floor with hooks while it combed the bottom of the ocean for food. The sea-slug would then use it toothed front limbs in order to consume whatever types of food a sea-slug finds at the bottom of the ocean.

Lobopodians serve as a very rare example of early arthropods, and this has scientists excited since they can now identify the particular functions of certain physical traits of an early arthropod. This is a big deal in the field of evolutionary biology because all subsequent arthropod finding can be better explained with this recent example of one of the oldest arthropods to ever exist. More specifically, the fossil-find has shown that arthropods evolved from a filter feeder.

Had you ever heard of a “filter feeder” before? If you have, which other organisms use this particular feeding method?

 

 

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The Trump administration has started naming and shaming 'sanctuary cities'

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The Department of Homeland Security on Monday released its first report publicly calling out counties that refused to honor federal requests to detain people on suspicion of violating immigration law.

The DHS’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency issued 3,083 such requests from January 28 to February 3 and found 206 instances in which immigrants were released from custody instead of detained and turned over to federal agents.

Monday’s DHS report follows an executive order President Donald Trump signed in January that in part called for a “comprehensive list” of localities that refused to honor federal detainers, or requests to hold a suspect.

“When law-enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders, it undermines ICE’s ability to protect the public safety and carry out its mission,” ICE’s acting director, Thomas Homan, said in a statement Monday.

Federal judges have ruled in the past that localities aren’t obliged to honor the detainer requests, as they are not warrants signed by judges and not legally binding. Courts have even ruled that detaining people beyond their scheduled release dates can violate detainees’ Fourth Amendment rights if there is no legal justification for their continued detention.

“This is a shaming list, a scarlet letter that the federal government is going to put on jurisdictions around the country,” Dennis Herrera, San Francisco’s city attorney, told The New York Times last month after the Trump administration first announced its plans to release a list of noncompliant jurisdictions.

The 206 cases ICE identified in its list, however, include some detainer requests made as early as 2014 and don’t represent every detainer request issued, according to the Associated Press.

It also included at least one county that did honor the detainers — the Nassau County sheriff’s office in New York was quick to point out that it had been wrongly named in the list.

“We have tried to be cooperative and it’s unfair and misleading to suggest that we’re not — especially in these times,” Capt. Michael Golio told The New York Times, adding that ICE told him it would remove the county from its next report.

Of the 206 instances documented in the DHS report, 142 occurred in Travis County, Texas. The county’s sheriff recently enacted a policy of refusing all federal detainers unless the requests are accompanied by a warrant or the suspects are charged with murder, aggravated sexual assault, or human smuggling.

Travis County officials told the news media on Monday that that the county’s outsize representation in the DHS list was due to timing and that subsequent reports would show fewer instances.

“The week they chose happens to fall at the time we implemented our new policy,” Maj. Wes Priddy told The Huffington Post. He said that of the 38 people released on bond with felonies on their records, 37 had attended scheduled court hearings.

“That’s every bit as good as the record of US citizens that have to go to a court date,” Priddy said. “These people are showing up.”

Travis County’s policy has provoked the ire of Texas’ Republican governor, Greg Abbott, who blocked $1.5 million in state grant funding and called for Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez to be removed from office.

“The Travis County Sheriff’s decision to deny ICE detainer requests and release back into our communities criminals charged with heinous crimes — including sexual offenses against children, domestic violence, and kidnapping — is dangerous and should be criminal in itself,” Abbot said Monday in a statement.

SEE ALSO: ‘Sanctuary cities’ are ready to fight Trump’s potentially ‘unconstitutional’ executive order

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NOW WATCH: The Trump family’s lavish lifestyle is costing taxpayers a fortune

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Teams' champion Arden withdraws from World Series Formula V8 3.5

Reigning World Series Formula V8 3.5 teams’ champion Arden Motorsport has pulled out of the series for 2017

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Coulthard: McLaren competitiveness in F1 2017 would be Houdini-like

McLaren-Honda becoming competitive during the 2017 Formula 1 season would be a “Houdini-like” achievement given its struggles in pre-season testing, says David Coulthard

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Allure’s Stunning April Cover Celebrates the Beauty of Diversity

Allure is no stranger to the occasional misstep when it comes to cover concepts (we still can’t forget Allison Williams‘ washed-out cover last month). But this month, the beauty bible gets it oh-so-right with a stunning cover celebrating “the beauty of diversity.” Dilone, Imaan Hammam and Aamito Lagum lend their grace and beauty to the effortless image shot by master portrait photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

Allure April 2017 : Dilone, Imaan Hammam & Aamito Lagum by Patrick Demarchelier

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Members of our forums were in awe of the cover. “It’s crazy how Allure can go from the most horrible cover ever (March with Allison Williams) to this stunning cover… all three girls look absolutely beautiful and complement each other very well. I love the serene expression they have,” applauded sixtdaily.

“What Vogue should have looked like, this is gorgeous!” raved TREVOFASHIONISTO.

“OMG! This cover is breathtaking. Truly stunning. Vogue take note, this should have been the March cover of US Vogue!” RanThe echoed.

Magazine Covers in 2016 Were More Diverse Than Ever (Report) ]

Thatsfierce shared the same sentiments. “Yes yes yes! I love it, this is way better than US Vogue, and I’m beyond glad Aamito is part of this! These three girls are amazing,” he wrote.

Apple agrees: “I’m in love with this! The cover is absolutely gorgeous, all the girls are amazing and… IMAAN! She is a stunner, a real queen, a star! I can’t stop looking at her. So good to see her on so many covers lately.”

They’re all gorgeous! This is so fresh and awesome. Not looking forced at all – just natural and beautiful,” expressed happycanadian.

“What a beautiful cover! It’s immensely strong. The composition from dark to light works, and the fact that these girls have different strengths works for me. So happy for all three, especially Aamito, who is not a face you’d generally see on magazine covers,” pointed out Benn98.

“Wow! What a strong and absolutely gorgeous cover! I’m in love with this!” cooed SussyBela.

Are you in love with the cover as much as we are? Await more from the issue and join the conversation here.

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