Daily Archives: August 18, 2017

Acura unveils Daytona Prototype for 2018 IMSA Penske entry

Acura has officially taken the wraps off its 2018 Daytona Prototype International contender that will contest next year’s IMSA SportsCar Championship with Team Penske

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Force India maps out recruitment drive for 2018 F1 season

Force India is planning a recruitment drive as part of its bid to challenge Formula 1’s top three teams, says chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer

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Renault paused development for 'drastic' change for its 2017 F1 car

The Renault Formula 1 team had to effectively pause development for a spell this season because of the scale of change that its Silverstone upgrade required

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The Best Fall Denim Looks as Told by the Runways

Denim, now in its 144th (ish) year of existence, is one of the most popular fabrics on Earth. The evidence lies all around you. (If you’re searching for concrete examples, allow us to direct your attention to Kendall Jenner’s derrière.)

Of course, as with anything we use to decorate our bodies, denim is not immune to the ebb and flow of trends. In 2014, for the first time ever, sales of jeans in the U.S. (the land of denim devotees like James Dean, Calvin Klein and Rihanna) fell. Had jeans lost their appeal, their aura of stylish insouciance? The Fall 2016 runways said “perhaps, but denim itself hasn’t.” Alexander Wang, Demna Gvasalia, Miuccia Prada and more gave the material new life, shaping it into head-turning parkas, shirtdresses, dusters and suiting.

Sadly, it appears denim’s struggles aren’t over. The Fall 2017 runways were noticeably light on the blue stuff. Famously denim-centric brands like Ellery, Marques ’ Almeida and Acne Studios ditched the material in favor of a more grown-up (read: suiting-heavy) aesthetic. We blame athleisure/fashionable streetwear fatigue. That said, the fabric didn’t completely disappear from the catwalks (nor will it ever). Denim faithfuls like A.P.C., Isabel Marant, Diesel Black Gold and Faustine Steinmetz offered fresh new takes on the Italian-born, American-bred material.

Which leads us to the question of the hour: how will the fashion set be styling its denim come fall? Click through the slideshow above for 64 compelling theories, care of the Fall 2017 runways. (Spoiler alert: Canadian tuxes, superfluous detailing, mom jeans and fun but highly impractical jackets will reign.)

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Spider Control Tips | Arizona Pest Control

Spider Control Tips | Arizona Pest Control

  • Keep garages, attics and basements clean and clutter-free. Most spiders seek out secluded, undisturbed areas where they can build a web to catch their next meal, so an attic or basement that has been left unused over the past season could be harboring these pests out of sight. Avoid leaving clothing and shoes on the floor and consider storing them inside plastic containers.
  • Seal any cracks or crevices around the home. Spiders can crawl into homes through damaged window screens or cracks in the siding and foundation of a home.
  • Inspect items such as boxes of decorations and grocery bags before bringing them indoors. Packages are often left on the front step when delivered, and groceries might be placed on the driveway while unloading. These are opportunities for spiders and other pests to crawl onto bags and boxes and be carried inside.
  • If a spider bites you, contact your primary care physician for medical advice. Species such as house spiders and cellar spiders pose no health threat to people. Other species such as black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders do have the ability to pierce the skin and inject venom. Their bites cause varied reactions in people, but are very rarely fatal with proper treatment.

 

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Video: Hello, Iceland – A Solo Journey Through One of the Most Beautiful Countries on Earth

In the past, we’ve shared quite a few videos from Iceland here on The Adventure Blog, but this one ranks among the best. It was shot in that country this past May, as traveler/filmmaker Jesse Yang made a solo journey along the Ring Road and into the interior of the place. The landscapes and images captured along the way are nothing short of spectacular, reminding us of why Iceland is such a…

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Sheriff David Clarke is being sued by family of an inmate who died after not receiving water for a week

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The family of a man who died from dehydration in jail back in April 2016 has filed a lawsuit against Milwaukee county and Sheriff David Clarke.

Terrill Thomas, 38, was found dead on the floor of his cell at the Milwaukee County Jail eight days after he was admitted in April 2016.

Three months after an inquest jury recommended charges for seven prison officials, Thomas’ family has filed a lawsuit against both Milwaukee County and Clarke, who runs the jail.

According to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, other defendants named in the lawsuit include eight jail supervisors, 14 correctional officers along with medical professionals who worked at the jail at the time of Thomas’ death.

Post-death examination found that three prison officers turned off Thomas’ water as punishment for bad behavior and trying to flood his cell after being admitted to jail. According to the Sentinel, they never restored the water or notified a supervisor of their actions.

Thomas had a history of mental illness and bipolar disorder, but instead of moving him to a special needs union, the officers also allegedly left him without water or adequate food supply from April 17 until his death on April 23, according to the Sentinel.

“The change in Mr. Thomas’ condition was obvious to every jail employee who looked into his cell, including multiple defendants,” reads the lawsuit. “However, not a single one bothered to call for help until it was too late to save Mr. Thomas’ life.”

By the time of his death Thomas had allegedly lost more than 34 pounds.”By April 23 he was too weak to yell or bang on his window. He was simply lying naked on his cell floor, barely able to move, severely dehydrated, literally dying of thirst,” the lawsuit reads.

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While lawsuits have alleged Clarke’s negligence towards his duty in running a jail over the last year, Clarke hit the campaign trail with Donald Trump. During the 2016 campaign, Clarke regularly made appearances endorsing Trump on conservative media networks while decrying President Barack Obama and Black Lives Matter on Twitter.

Clarke’s loyalty to Trump did not go unnoticed in Wisconsin, where many accused him of abandoning law enforcement in his home state to seek fame and power.

“He has to run a law-enforcement department, which has very specific responsibilities, and a city that has had a really, really tough year,” Charlie Sykes, a recently retired conservative Wisconsin radio host who has known Clarke for more than 20 years, told Business Insider. “And when he gets involved, it often has an almost gratuitous, grandstanding sense to it.”

Jails run by Clarke have repeatedly been called out for its inmate treatment — Milwaukee County auditors launched an investigation after four inmates died in custody at the county’s two jails within the span of months.

SEE ALSO: Prosecutors say an inmate at the jail Sheriff David Clarke runs died of dehydration after not receiving water for a week

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