Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

Jorge Lorenzo: Radical new Ducati MotoGP aero fairing promising

Jorge Lorenzo said he immediately felt Ducati’s radical new MotoGP fairing offered more potential after his brief run with it in Czech Grand Prix practice

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MotoGP Brno: Andrea Dovizioso fastest in dry conditions in FP2

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso set the pace in the second MotoGP free practice session at Brno, run in dry conditions following a wet FP1

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Brno MotoGP: Johann Zarco leads wet practice for Tech3 Yamaha

Tech3 Yamaha rider Johann Zarco set the pace in a wet first practice session for MotoGP’s Czech Grand Prix at Brno

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Adriana Lima and Irina Shayk Join The Weeknd on Harper’s Bazaar’s ‘Uneventful’ September Cover (Forum Buzz)

All the major fashion glossies are currently unveiling their extra-weighty, much-hyped September offerings. You know what that means: the unspoken competition for September cover of the year is well underway. Once again, Harper’s Bazaar US asked the venerable Carine Roitfeld to style its annual ‘Bazaar Icons‘ cover shoot. This time around, the man of the hour is not Kanye West, but fellow musical artist The Weeknd (née Abel Makkonen Tesfaye). The Brigitte Lacombe-lensed cover also stars top models Adriana Lima and Irina Shayk. The black-lipped, green-eyed beauties flank Tesfaye on either side.

US Harper's Bazaar September 2017 : The Weeknd, Adriana & Irina by Brigitte Lacombe


Our forum members have mixed feelings about Bazaar‘s latest. “What a random cover trio! But at least it’s something different for them. He looks the best though,” observed Miss Dalloway.

“It’s sad when the non-model looks the best,” echoed a disappointed wendylorene.

“Trainwreck!! Oh my God, this is so uneventful. None of the girls look like themselves on the cover, and they can drape as many bombshells on The Weeknd, he’s never be appealing. I’m all for something new, but with this guy they’ve scraped the bottom of the barrel,” complained an unimpressed Benn98.

Also not feeling it was MON, who pointed out: “Vogue had Zayn with Gigi. Bazaar has The Weeknd with models. Stop using women for props. If you want a man for the cover, do it!”

Mepps couldn’t agree more. “The Weeknd? I don’t dislike him, but this cover is so reductive. Why is the man being flanked by two women, as if he’s the center of attention? It just doesn’t look like an image shot by Brigitte Lacombe. Both Adriana and Irina look like goth witches,” he heckled.

“I just genuinely don’t like seeing men on a September issue unless the focus is more towards the women on the cover which isn’t the case here. Couldn’t they have saved the music issue for another month?” asked GERGIN.

“Interesting trio indeed, but what an awkward setting. The crop is awkward, the posing is awkward and the models don’t even look like themselves. Unfortunate,” added ax80.

US Harper's Bazaar September 2017 : The Weeknd, Adriana & Irina by Brigitte Lacombe


See more from Carine Roitfeld’s annual ‘Bazaar Icons’ portfolio and join the conversation here.

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Monster Bug Bite Is a Medical Mystery

Monster Bug Bite Is a Medical Mystery

You have probably been bitten by a bug once or twice and not known exactly which insect was the culprit. But one man received one nasty bug bite that is still baffling the medical community. Thomas Jay from Arizona got what he thought was a simple bug bite while taking out the trash one day. Unfortunately, that simple bite turned into a painful injury covering his entire arm, and doctors are still unable to figure out which insect might have bitten him.

Thomas Jay noticed a big bite on his arm after taking out his trash earlier in the month. He initially felt a painful pinch or sting on his arm, after which he simply swatted the bug away. At first the bite looked like just a small red circle. However, within hours the bite then began to spread out farther, causing mysterious horrible bruising all over his arm, which ended up looking like it could have been run over by an 18-wheeler a few times. When he went to an urgent care center to have physicians check it out, they were all baffled by it, unable to distinguish what bug bit him. Even after going to two hospitals, he found no one that could diagnose the insect bite.

His wife, Dee Petrov, believes it was caused by a type of spider called a solifuge, but is not entirely sure, and no doctors have been able to provide any answers. She posted pictures on social media to see if anyone online could help solve this mystery, but hasn’t found any answers yet. Jay and his wife are continuing to take him to different doctors in an effort to discover the culprit and heal the painful symptoms that are still affecting his arm. While they are currently seeking further medical help to deal with the current issues Jay is having with his injured arm, they hope that there are no long-term affects that have yet to pop up. The couple hopes that they will ultimately get to the bottom of this mystery, if only to help future individuals unlucky enough to be bitten by this mystery bug.

Who knew there were still bug bites that couldn’t be diagnosed? I’d keep your hands and feet out of dark corners if I were you.

Have you ever gotten a bug bite that you had to go to the hospital to treat? Did doctors discover what bug did the biting, or have you also experienced the affects of a mysterious bug bite?

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Video: A POV Ride on a Technical Mountain Bike Trail in Squamish

Stuck behind your desk today? Wishing you could get out on a great mountain bike ride? This video may have to suffice, at least for a few more hours. It takes us to Squamish in British Columbia, Canada for twisty, technical ride from the point of view of mountain biker Aaron Chase. It’s quite the trail and a fun clip to watch, but be warned,  it will probably make you just want to get out on…

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How Michelle Carter urging her boyfriend to kill himself over hundreds of texts led to a jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter

Michelle Carter

What started out as a summer string of text messages led to one teenager’s death and another’s jail sentence.

Massachusetts Judge Lawrence Moniz sentenced 20-year-old Michelle Carter Thursday to a two-and-a-half year jail sentence — only 15 months of which is to be actually spent behind bars — for repeatedly telling her boyfriend to kill himself after finding her guilty of involuntary manslaughter earlier in the year.

Carter and Conrad Roy III had met in 2014 while both were seventeen and taking family vacations in Florida. In the months after, they started sharing stories of profound emotional instability through Facebook and text messages.

Here’s how a relationship that led to one young man’s suicide and another young woman’s jail sentence unfolded:

SEE ALSO: How a chain of text messages led to one teen’s death and another one’s trial

On June 16, a Massachusetts judge found Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter for sending texts that encouraged a young man that she had called her boyfriend to kill himself.

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In the summer of 2014, Roy started sending Carter texts in which he shared thoughts about killing himself. Carter first listened to Roy and offered support, but she later started sending messages that said Roy’s family would “get over it.”

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“Everyone will be sad for a while but they will get over it and move on,” Carter texted when Roy expressed worries about what his suicide would do to his family.

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