Daily Archives: August 10, 2017

Jorge Lorenzo says Ducati's new MotoGP fairing worth half a second

Jorge Lorenzo says the new aerodynamic fairing Ducati introduced ahead of last weekend’s MotoGP Czech Grand Prix has provided a step of half a second

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Chase Carey says F1 has 'eliminated $1bn tier of debt'

Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey has claimed $1billion of debt has been “eliminated”, as owner Liberty Media revealed its financial results for the second quarter of 2017

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Latvala: Toyota's Finland winner Lappi not ready for WRC title bid

Esapekka Lappi will not be ready to fight for the 2018 World Rally Championship title despite his Rally Finland win, says his Toyota team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala

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How Your Towel Is Sabotaging Your Skin

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Our skin care routines often change with the seasons, when skin conditions pop up (hello, hormonal acne) or whenever there is an exciting new Korean beauty launch. (Looking at you, ampoules and rubber masks.) But the thing that remains constant through all of the product trialing is that we always use a towel after cleansing. So, what would happen if that towel turned out to actually be bad for our skin?

Washcloths are often criticized by skin care experts because they can build up dirt and bacteria that can be transferred to skin during cleansing. Interestingly, the same warnings haven’t extended to towels — until now. Some beauty gurus are doing away with towels in the name of better skin.

As with the majority of beauty trends these days, the no-towel method comes from Korea where it’s actually a common practice for women not to towel-dry their faces. Christine Chang, co-founder of Korean beauty site Glow Recipe, explains that it was one of her mother’s core beauty philosophies. “I still remember her standing at the sink, her face freshly wet from a double cleanse. She would use her fingertips to pat and wick the moisture away until her skin was left slightly damp. She would then move on to her skin care routine, carefully and gently patting in each step,” she says.

The big benefit of ditching a towel is that it’s kinder to skin. The rubbing, pulling and friction can irritate freshly cleansed faces, and bacteria is also an issue. Jessica Jeong, marketing & PR manager for Missha, points out that towels, like almost every other surface we routinely come in contact with, can collect bacteria, which can be redistributed to skin when patting it dry. This can lead to breakouts and irritation. Even towels we think are clean may not be. Chang cautions that a towel hanging within a 6- to 20-foot radius of a toilet could get bacteria transferred to it. Ew.

Rachel Winard from Soapwalla, Jeong and Chang all recommend not using a towel. Instead of letting your face drip dry, they suggest using your hands to “dry” the skin. Chang advises gently patting skin until it’s damp, making sure to tap the neck, too. (She even posted a video on Instagram to show how it’s done.) Those concerned about dripping can do the routine while bending over the sink. It only takes a couple of minutes to do, so it doesn’t require much more effort compared with using a towel.

Another reason to do away with the towel is that patting your face dry can help boost your skin care regimen. According to Winard, a slightly damp face is actually the perfect canvas for beauty products because damp skin receives moisture better. For those who aren’t ready to ditch their towels completely, Winard suggests only patting the face dry with a soft, 100 percent cotton towel. Then try slowly using the towel less and see if it makes a difference in your complexion.

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Harvick: Earnhardt "Stunting The Growth Of NASCAR"

Former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick pulled no punches last night when talking about the imminent retirement of fellow driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr., saying the sport’s perennial Most Popular Driver “had a big part in stunting the growth of NASCAR” by not winning enough races.
Speaking on his weekly Sirius XM NASCAR Radio show “Happy Hours,” the 2014 series champion said he is puzzled by the popularity of Earnhardt, who has won just nine races in the last 10 seasons.
“He is the most popular driver, but did he have the credentials to back up being the highest paid driver in the sport? Probably not,” said Harvick. He was the most popular driver in the sport (and) he could demand a huge sum of money, because he brought things in from the souvenir side of things and a popularity side of things, that other drivers didn’t. He earned his money a different way. It wasn’t from a performance base.
“This is where some of the growth in this sport has not reached the levels that it should have,” he added. Because our most popular driver hasn’t been our most successful driver.
“When you look at other sports; basketball (and) football — and you look at their most popular (athletes) — they’re also right up there at the top of the list as their most successful. So, I believe that Dale Jr. has had a big part in kind of stunting the growth of NASCAR, because he’s got these legions of fans. (He has) this huge outreach, being able to reach different places that none of us have the possibility to reach. But he’s won 9 races in 10 years at Hendrick Motorsports.
“Did we miss a lot of that wave because our most popular driver wasn’t winning?” 
Harvick admitted that “these aren’t the most popular comments,” but insisted “those are real-life facts that you can look up on the stat sheet.”
Harvick said Earnhardt’s massive fan base is “totally confusing to me,” adding that “Jimmie Johnson should be our most popular guy, because he’s won seven championships. But when you look at the souvenir sheets every week, he’s 3-4-5, coming off of a championship year.
“That part is a little bit confusing.”
Harvick said Earnhardt’s late father, Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, Sr. “became Dale Earnhardt because of the fact that he won seven championships and was out there grinding every week. That hasn’t happened (with Junior). The thing that makes sports go around is success. The people… that are the most popular people in other sports, win.”
“Lebron James wins. Steph Curry wins. Peyton Manning won. That’s how you drive the sport and take it to a new level; when your most popular guys are winning, week after week after week. It’s so confusing to me, the whole scenario. I keep bringing up Jimmie Johnson because he’s won seven championships. (We should be) putting him on a pedestal with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, but it’s like that doesn’t even register with everybody out there.”
Harvick also discounted Earnhardt’s recent comments about declining driver salaries, saying, “Dale’s never really been in a position — since he’s been at Hendrick Motorsports — to understand where normal driver salaries even are.
“He’s always been the highest-paid guy in NASCAR. He’s been the guy that makes the most money.
“Hendrick Motorsports is about to go through a total reset,” he said. “For years, they’ve had the highest-paid athletes in motorsports on their team. Now, with Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kasey Kahne exiting within a two-year period, it’s a complete re-branding. Sure it’s going to lower the cost. Hendrick Motorsports has had the highest paid drivers for a number of years, with Jeff Gordon and the highest paid driver, Dale Jr.
“(In 2018), they’re going to have some of the lowest payroll with three of their drivers. They’re going to lean on Jimmie Johnson to be the veteran guy and lead the company; teaching those guys how to race. And they’re going to have to pay him more than the other three guys combined, in order to take that role and push Hendrick Motorsports forward.”

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After An Exterminator Rids Your Home Of Termites Can The Damaged Wood Be Repaired?

After An Exterminator Rids Your Home Of Termites Can The Damaged Wood Be Repaired?

If you find extensive termite damage within your home, then the only thing you can do is hire a local pest control professional to rid your home of termites. But how can termite related damage be repaired once a home is free of termites? In some cases a call to a nearby handyman is required. However, some forms of termite damage can be repaired without the assistance of a handyman. Although minor wood damage can be repaired by yourself, minor termite damage can be hard to spot.

Termites love wood, more specifically they love the cellulose inside of wood. Wood typically contains forty to fifty percent cellulose, more than enough to satisfy a termites hunger. If you are unaware of what termite damage looks like, and are therefore, unsure if calling a handyman is necessary, then keen an eye out for the following signs of termite damage: termite trails, feces, eggs, and even dead termites.

Termite trails are digested wood residue. This residue looks like a powdery substance that forms a trail along your wood. Termite feces are often not recognized as such. Termite feces often appear as tiny pellets or sawdust. Termite feces is officially referred to as “frass”. Termite eggs are, as you can imagine, very small, but they look like tiny insect eggs. Dead termites may also not always resemble termite corpses on account of their small size. But looking closely at what looks like tiny dead insects will often reveal a termite infestation.

If pest control professionals eradicate your home of termite during the early stages of infestation, then you can use wood hardener to obscure minor termite damage on your wood. Simply fill in wooden dents caused by termite activity with store-bought wood hardener. Allow time for the hardener to dry. If the damaged part of your home is often walked over, then use a blow drier to speed up the drying process. Once the wood hardener dries, sand over the repaired wood. Once this process is completed, then your wood will look as though it had always been free of termites.

Have you ever repaired termite damaged wood on your own? If you have, then what did you use?

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Video: Into the Sun – A Climber Returns to the Sport He Loves

Late in 2015, climber Bernd Zangerl fell while attempting a bouldering problem. He suffered injuries as a result of that fall, losing strength and feeling in one of his arms. This kept him from continuing to climb, a sport he had grown to love over the previous 20 years. But now, 489 days after that accident, he returns to the rock at long last. This video tells his story and takes us…

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Fox News host Eric Bolling is suing a reporter for $50 million over story about sexual harassment allegations

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Fox News host Eric Bolling filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against a HuffPost writer after Bolling was accused of sending lewd text messages to colleagues in a report published last week.

Court filings from the New York State Supreme Court reveal that Yashar Ali, a HuffPost contributing writer, was issued a summons notice to appear in court.

“The nature of this action is for damages and injunctive relief based on defamation arising from the defendant’s efforts to injure the plaintiff’s reputation through the intentional and/or highly reckless publication of actionable false and misleading statements about the plaintiff’s conduct and character,” read the court notice.

Bolling was suspended from Fox News after being accused of sending unsolicited photos of male genitalia to several colleagues at various departments over a span of several years. The allegations, first brought to light by Ali’s report, cited over a dozen sources.

“Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway,” Fox News said in a statement emailed to Business Insider on Saturday.

In response the lawsuit, Ali said on Twitter that he would stand by his reporting and protect his sources.

“Not going to stop reporting on Eric Bolling or anyone else,” Ali tweeted. “I’ve had family members killed/jailed in Iran, a lawsuit isn’t going to scare me.”

Ali made another observation: “It’s important to note that Bolling’s summons does not include HuffPost – he is coming after me personally,” Ali tweeted.

Members of HuffPost’s editorial team weighed in to defend Ali, describing him as a “careful and meticulous reporter.”

“We stand by his reporting,” HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen tweeted.

HuffPost also said it had “no hesitation” to financially stand by Ali, who is a paid freelancer under contract with the news organization.

Following the initial report on the Bolling allegations, Caroline Heldman, a former Fox News contributor, explained in a Facebook post that the cable news host’s alleged conduct had been “wildly inappropriate for years.”

“Once, he took me up to his office in New York, showed me his baseball jerseys, and in the brief time I was there, let me know that his office was his favorite place to have sex,” Heldman recounted.

Fox News has retained the services of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, a prominent law firm with prior experience in handling legal cases in the entertainment industry, to head the investigation. “We are investigating this matter and all claims will be taken into account,” a Fox News statement read, following Heldman’s allegations.

After being suspended, Bolling said that he was “overwhelmed by all the support.”

“I look forward to clearing my name asap,” he tweeted Monday.

As Ali’s court notice began circulating on Wednesday, Bolling also tweeted: “I will continue to fight against these false smear attacks! THANK YOU FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT.”

Neither HuffPost, nor its parent company, Oath, were immediately available for comment.

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