Daily Archives: August 30, 2017

Williams plans 'substantial changes' for 2018 Formula 1 season

The Williams Formula 1 team will be making “quite substantial changes” to key areas of its car’s philosophy for the 2018 season, according to its chief technical officer Paddy Lowe

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Pol Espargaro: KTM has 'improved massively' in debut MotoGP season

KTM has “improved massively” during its debut MotoGP season, according to lead rider Pol Espargaro

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How to Wear the Suiting Trend (Without Necessarily Wearing a Suit)

Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Rosie Assoulin Fall 2017 Runways;

Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Rosie Assoulin Fall 2017 Runways; Images: Imaxtree

It seems like Savile Row-inspired fabrics come down the fall runways every year. (What typically used to be dubbed “menswear” we’ll just call suiting going forward because, well, 2017.) While the general concept may not seem so radical, designers for Fall 2017 did their damnedest to flip the script on the old-school gray suit and make it fresh again. And it appears the street style set has taken the bait. So get ready: if the fashion insider crowd is any indication, this season promises to be a tailored one.

Alexander Wang’s interpretation of the trend came in several forms, all mixed with his signature shot of edge (i.e., black leather accents). Models were sent out in everything from glen plaid oversized coats, high-waisted skinny trousers and even jumpsuits. Rosie Assoulin mixed her suiting with whimsical, feminine details like ruffles, bows and ladylike silhouettes. Balenciaga’s versions were exaggerated and deconstructed, naturally, and made to look misbuttoned and haphazard. No matter your vibe, there was an option to suit your style.

Fashion girls were quick to pick up on the phenomenon and instantly started suiting up in their own versions. So if you’re ready to take on the trend yourself, but could use some outfit inspiration to help get you started, look no further than our street style slideshow ahead.

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Video: Images of Earth

This extraordinary video gives us a drones-eye view of the Earth and all of its many splendid colors, shapes, patterns, and landscapes. You’ll see rivers and mountains, glaciers and lakes, and stunning waterfalls and sprawling meadows. It is a lovely reminder of how special our planet can be and why we love to explore it so much. Enjoy.

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'The ultimate sacrifice': Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez drowned in Harvey floodwaters

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Houston officials on Tuesday confirmed the death of police Sgt. Steve Perez, who drowned in his car on Sunday after being trapped by Harvey floodwaters as he was attempting to drive to work.

Perez, 60, was a 34-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, and a “sweet, gentle public servant,” police Chief Art Acevedo said at an emotional news conference Tuesday.

Acevedo said Perez had departed his home for work at 4 a.m. on Sunday amid torrential rains, and struggled for roughly two and a half hours to find a route to his duty station in downtown Houston.

“In the darkness, Sgt. Perez drove under an underpass … and drove into the water,” he said.

Perez’s vehicle wasn’t found until Monday night, The Houston Chronicle first reported. Acevedo said the floodwaters remained too treacherous to attempt a recovery, but that officers kept watch over the area. A dive team eventually recovered his body on Tuesday morning.

“Sometimes you find a way to make it happen, or you die trying,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at the news conference Tuesday. “Sgt. Perez lost his life because he tried to make it happen, he tried to get at his post … That’s the ultimate sacrifice.”

Turner added that Perez had been so determined to report for duty that morning, that when his wife urged him to reconsider leaving home, he responded, “I’ve got work to do.”

Perez’s death is the 15th Harvey-related fatality, with the toll expected to rise as the floodwaters recede. Officials have said more than 17,000 people have sought refuge in shelters and hundreds of thousands will likely seek some form of disaster assistance.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast Friday night, bringing heavy rains and dangerous flooding across southeastern Texas that is expected to continue throughout the week. It has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, and continues to pummel Texas and Louisiana with record-breaking rains.

Forecasters predict the Houston area could receive up to 50 inches of rain by Friday, and the floodwaters should persist for days.

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