Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Rising star Rovanpera set to drive M-Sport Fiesta R5 on WRC debut

Teenage rally driver Kalle Rovanpera looks set to drive an M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 for his World Rally Championship debut on Wales Rally GB in October

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Citroen wants nine-time WRC champion Loeb to test '17 car on gravel

Citroen World Rally Championship boss Yves Matton wants multiple champion Sebastien Loeb to test the French firm’s C3 WRC on gravel after a successful outing on tarmac earlier this week

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JRM returns to British GT after racing absence of nearly four years

The JRM Nissan team, winner of the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship, will return to competition after an absence of nearly four years in next month’s British GT Championship finale

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Daphne Groeneveld Stuns on ELLE Brazil’s Electrifying August Cover

Over the past few months, ELLE Brazil’s made headlines thanks to not one, but two blatantly pro-LGBTQ covers. Its July edition, fronted by transgender beauty Valentina Sampaio, received a standing ovation in our forums. Its August 2017 issue is another total hit. Daphne Groeneveld graces the positively electrifying cover. Photographed by Mark Abrahams, Daphne wears a feathered Calvin Klein number from Raf Simons’ debut collection. While we tire of the overused collection — it’s been featured on Vogue ChinaVogue Italia AND Porter — everything from the lighting to the layout is on point. Hats off to ELLE Brazil for showing the more established fashion glossies how it’s truly done (again).

Elle Brazil August 2017 : Daphne Groeneveld by Mark Abrahams

IMAGE: ELLE.ABRIL.COM.BR

Our forum members were similarly blown away. “She looks amazing. Love the cover,” raved thatsfierce.

“Mark Abrahams is fantastic. He deserves bigger jobs!” held a thoroughly impressed DutchHomme.

“Simply WOW! The ELLE Brazil team always make great cover choices. The cover is very fashion while still maintaining a mainstream appeal, and the white fonts really accentuate the other colors,” observed a delighted magsaddict.

Also in agreement over how fantastic the cover turned out was dodencebt. “This is the best shot so far of those Calvin Klein dresses and Daphne looks gorgeous!” he affirmed.

Narcyza declared: “It’s stunning! Bravo ELLE Brazil!”

“Daphne deserves bigger success. She always produces great work but it’s always for smaller titles. This is excellent; someone get her back into Vogue!” 333101 pleaded.

“I’ve never been a big Daphne fan, but this is absolutely stunning! Better than most Vogue covers I’ve seen this year,” admitted a pleasantly surprised [Piece Of Me].

“Amazing, looks like a Numéro cover,” commented forum member Vitamine W.

Urban Stylin joined in the chorus of praise, adding: “Stunning! She never disappoints.”

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Video: Alone in the Wilderness (Complete Documentary)

For 30 years Richard Louis “Dick” Proenneke lived completely alone in the wilderness of Alaska. He built himself a log cabin, hunted and fished, and explored the region near Twin Lakes. Over that time, he also kept meticulous records on his activities, both in written and filmed form, and tracked meteorological data that would proven invaluable to researchers. This film gives us a glimpse into…

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Julian Assange wants to hire the Google engineer who got fired for writing the anti-diversity manifesto (GOOG, GOOGL)

Julian Assange

On Monday Google fired an engineer who wrote a now infamous memo against diversity that went viral within the company, was published by the press and has been the cause of non-stop talk ever since.

But the engineer, James Damore, needn’t worry about a job if he needs one.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has publicly offered to bring him on board:

As you might expect, Assange argued that the guy had a right to express an opinion, however unpopular.

However, Assange went even further and appeared to defend the ex-Google engineer’s controversial views by tweeting and linking to various bits of content that seem to be about scientists backing up the engineer’s claims. To recap: the engineer basically argued that many traits generally considered sexist stereotypes are in fact basic attributes baked into human biology. The engineer also equated his belief system with being a member of the political right.

Later, after the controversy began, the engineer revised his memo to say that the world is misrepresenting his ideas, “I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and don’t endorse using stereotypes,” he wrote, and said that he’s heard from a lot of Googlers that agreed with him but are afraid to say so for fear of getting fired. (Here’s the full copy of the memo.)

It’s also worth noting that Assange has a history with Google. In between his defense of the engineer on Tuesday, Assange also fired off a tweet that plugged his book which includes a chapter on Google. Assange believes that Google had a “special relationship” with Hillary Clinton. 

The memo enrapt and enraged so many people inside Google and outside that Google CEO Sundar Pichai cut his family vacation short to come back and calm his employees down.

SEE ALSO: The Google employee who wrote the anti-diversity manifesto was fired after CEO Sundar Pichai called it ‘not OK’

SEE ALSO: Inside the world of Silicon Valley’s ‘coasters’ — the millionaire engineers who get paid gobs of money and barely work

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NOW WATCH: British special forces are testing out a bulletproof combat helmet that looks like something Boba Fett would wear

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