Daily Archives: October 2, 2017

Formula E responds to criticism with second Valencia test chicane

Formula E is adding a second chicane to the start/finish straight at Valencia after a crash and several complaints on the opening day of pre-season testing

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12 Modeling Agencies Changing the Face of Fashion

diverse models on the Christian Siriano Spring 2018 runway

Models on the Christian Siriano Spring 2018 runway; Image: Imaxtree

We all want to see more models we can relate to, a demand the fashion industry is finally starting to respond to with some of the most diverse fashion seasons in history. Though there is still a long way to go until we reach full fashion democracy, theFashionSpot’s diversity reports have charted incremental changes in race, size, age and gender identity representation on runways and the pages of fashion magazines.

But how do these shifts in industry casting standards happen? Social influencers, fashion activists, media watchdogs and consumers all play important roles in bringing more realness into the fashion world, but we often forget how instrumental modeling agencies are in determining the faces of fashion from behind the scenes. Sure, there are the odd Instagram girls plucked from obscurity, but for the most part, the models walking the catwalk at fashion week or starring in designer campaigns are there because they are represented by an agency with the connections to get them seen by casting directors.

“When we started out, we were working with very small, niche brands … it’s amazing to now be working every day with the world’s leading fashion houses, magazines and brands. It’s great how quickly the industry is diversifying!” says Lucy Greene, director of Anti-Agency, one of the small, flourishing new agencies that make diversity a priority. Rather than just getting a few token nonwhite models on the books or relegating a selection of non-sample-size bodies to an “alternative” category, these agencies are dedicating themselves to promoting models who broaden the industry’s definition of beauty on the runways, in magazine editorials and on billboards.

Even labeling them as “alternative,” “niche” or “boutique” agencies furthers the notion that inclusivity in the fashion industry is a novelty. These 12 agencies truly celebrate individuality and are working to change industry norms and stereotypical ideals; they represent diversity not as a publicity stunt or a way for designers to meet quotas, but as a more accurate representation of our world. Because, as Güerxs founder Maria Osado puts it, “Diversity is not alternative, it’s natural.”

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Bed Bugs Love Making A Home Within Your Dirty Clothes | Tucson Bed Bug Control Experts

Bed Bugs Love Making A Home Within Your Dirty Clothes | Tucson Bed Bug Control Experts

As far as humans are concerned, insects and/or arachnids are not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about cleanliness. In fact, it could be said that many arthropods are filthy. Researchers have recently discovered that bed bugs are no exception, as they prefer to dwell within your dirty clothes.  Having a bed bug infestation is always stressful. According to Dr William Hentley from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, humans may unknowingly create conditions that are beneficial to the spread of bed bugs. For example, people can aid in the dispersal of bed bugs by leaving their dirty clothes lying about within our sleep-areas.

In case you have not noticed, many people are discussing bed bugs. During the past few years, bed bugs experienced a global “resurgence.” This resurgence of bed bugs comes as a result of decreased prices within the tourism industry. More and more people are traveling around the world, which causes an increase in bed bug infestations. Bed bugs have also increased their populations by infesting the clothes within people’s baggage. Bed bugs are designed to locate living areas where clothes are abundant.

Recently, one scientist explored the likelihood of bed bug infestations on baggage. According to Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Sheffield placed bedbugs into two different rooms. One room had an abundance of Co2, which simulates human environments. Our exhaling breath is full of Co2. The other room was not being fed Co2. It turned out that the bed bugs in the Co2 group showed more frequent nesting within clothing materials. Bedbugs must be able to sense the increase in Co2 in the air when humans are around. And when humans are around, our day-old clothes have more dead skin inside of them.

 

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Video: Raw Footage of the Aftermath of the Yosemite Rockslide

Last week we shared the news of massive rockslides in Yosemite National Park, which have injured multiple climbers and left one person dead. Those slides continued into the weekend, with several more incidences occurring. Just how serious are these collapses on El Capitan? Check out the video below to get an idea. As you’ll see, the dust storm created in the valley is quite massive, and the…

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Here's what we know about the victims of the Las Vegas shooting

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At least 58 people have died in a mass shooting in Las Vegas at a country music festival Sunday night, and details are slowly emerging about the victims.

One was an off-duty police officer from Bakersfield, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). His name has not yet been released while police notify his family.

Two other off-duty officers were among the more than 500 transported to hospitals, police said. One is in stable condition after surgery, and the other’s injuries weren’t life-threatening, police said.

The family of registered nurse Sonny Melton from Paris, Tennessee told WZTV that he was one of the people who died.

“I’m in complete disbelief and despair. I don’t know what to say. Sonny was the most kind-hearted, loving man I have ever met. He saved my life and lost his,” his wife Heather Gulish Melton said in a statement to Fox 17 News in Nashville.

It will likely take days to identify all of the victims.

“The identification process of all of the injured and the deceased will take time, so authorities are asking the public for patience,” LVMPD said in a press release Monday morning.

The gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino with an automatic rifle, police said. Police said they found him dead with at least 10 rifles in his hotel room.

Many of the Route 91 Harvest festival’s approximately 22,000 attendees were young people, including families with kids. Country star Jason Aldean was onstage performing his headliner set to close the three-day festival when Paddock opened fire.

Police said family members could call 1-866-535-5654 if they are looking for missing loved ones.

The city of Las Vegas also set up a family reunification center and urged people to donate blood to help the victims.

While police secured the area, busloads of people were transported to the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus, where the Las Vegas Review Journal reported they were patted down before entering.

Officials expect the death toll to rise.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said at a news conference that police were still finding people who had taken cover during the shooting as the sun rose on Monday.

“It’s going to take time for us to get through the evacuation phase,” he said.

Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to help victims and their families.

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Nine-time WRC champion Loeb: 2018 could be last chance to win Dakar

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb says next year’s Dakar Rally could be his last chance to win the South American marathon, with Peugeot expected to quit its off-road programme

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Hyundai expands to four cars for Rally GB to boost WRC title bid

Hyundai will run four cars on Rally GB in a bid to keep its World Rally Championship title hopes alive

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Dover NASCAR: Kyle Busch denies Chase Elliott first win late on

Kyle Busch took the victory for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Cup race at Dover in a close finish with Chase Elliott, who was denied his first win

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