Daily Archives: October 11, 2017

Honda: Button was serious Penske option for IMSA in 2018

The Honda Performance Development boss has admitted that former Formula 1 driver Jenson Button was in serious consideration for Penske’s Acura 2018 IMSA SportsCar Championship campaign

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Daisy Ridley Is in Full Force on Vogue’s Bold November Cover

We’ve always been huge advocates for magazines championing fresh new talent and nothing thrills us more than seeing someone new and different on the cover of Vogue (as opposed to the usual actresses the publication favors). To our delight, Daisy Ridley makes her Vogue debut as November 2017’s cover girl. Shot by Mario Testino and with styling from Tonne Goodman, the British actress gives us chills as she stares down the camera in a bold Saint Laurent dress.

US Vogue November 2017 : Daisy Ridley by Mario Testino

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Ultimately, Daisy’s cover left our forums divided. “Stunning! She never worked in print to me before, but this is really well done. And wow at it being Testino to bring out the best in her,” wrote Miss Dalloway upon checking out the cover.

“The force is strong with this one! She never looked better. I love the styling, even the greasy hair works here IMO,” kokobombon added.

“I like it, she is giving me Carré Otis vibes,” described KissMiss.

Honeycombchild also approved of the cover image. “She looks beautiful. I detest the earring in such a symmetrically perfect image, but that’s just me. It’s nice. Feels quite bold and spring-like in its colorings,” he noted.

“I think she’s rather boring but this is a very nice cover,” commented a pleasantly surprised Ed.

Forum member dodencebt wasn’t feeling it, though. “Am I the only one who thought ‘volleyball player’ when I saw this? They couldn’t have put her in a more unflattering dress for that angle, no matter how gorgeous her face is,” he slammed.

“I don’t like it,” complained MON. “It looks like a Lindbergh photo. Too rough!”

Marc10 replied, “I was just thinking this, it looks like a colored version of a Lindbergh photo. I don’t really love it, but at least it’s something bold for Vogue.”

US Vogue November 2017 : Daisy Ridley by Mario Testino

IMAGE: COURTESY OF VOGUE

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Gear Closet: Thorlos Outdoor Athletic Socks Review

When it comes to keeping our feet happy on the trail, we always seem to focus heavily on the shoes or boots that we wear. Obviously the footwear the we take with us on an adventure is incredibly important, and the cornerstone for keeping our feet comfortable and protected. But, often times we overlook the socks we use, electing to just grab what ever is handy in the drawer. It turns out, having…

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The black man beaten at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville now faces a felony charge

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A 20-year-old black man who was rushed and brutally assaulted by a group of white supremacists in Charlottesville two months ago is now himself facing a felony charge.

Deandre Harris was participating in a counterprotest to the white nationalists’ “Unite the Right” rally in August when a clash broke out in a parking garage near the University of Virginia campus.

Video of the incident shows Harris on the ground being violently kicked and beaten with poles by several attackers.

One person involved in the brawl, who has not been identified by authorities, has now accused Harris of injuring him during the exchange. The Charlottesville police department said in a press release on Monday it has issued an arrest warrant for Harris for unlawful wounding.

The video and several images of Harris’ beating went viral, triggering a social media crusade to identify the white supremacists responsible for the violence. Harris told media he had suffered injuries from the beating including lacerations to his head, a concussion, a broken wrist, and a chipped tooth.

Two men — 18-year-old Daniel Borden of Ohio and 33-year-old Michael Ramos of Georgia — were identified, arrested, extradited to Virginia, and charged with malicious wounding in August. At a court hearing for Ramos last month, his attorney reportedly said it may have been Harris who “struck the first blow in that fracas.”

Harris’ attorney S. Lee Merritt has described the charge against his client as “clearly retaliatory” and said Harris will soon turn himself into police.

“We find it highly offensive and upsetting, but what’s more jarring is that he’s been charged with the same crime as the men who attacked him,” Merritt told The Washington Post.

He added that it was “highly unusual” for a warrant to come from the magistrate rather than the police department, and suggested that the alleged victim had previously made an unsuccessful attempt at accusing Harris.

The Charlottesville Police Department, however, said in its press release that the warrant was issued by the police department, at the request of the magistrate.

“The victim went to the Magistrate’s office, presented the facts of what occurred and attempted to obtain the warrant. The magistrate requested that a detective respond and verify these facts,” the release said. “A Charlottesville Police Department detective did respond, verified the facts and a warrant for Unlawful Wounding (va Code 18.2-51) was issued.”

After news broke of the arrest warrant against Harris on Monday, white nationalists openly celebrated on Twitter. One even suggested that a crowdsourced effort to produce evidence against Harris occurred:

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SEE ALSO: White nationalists carrying torches returned to Charlottesville chanting ‘we will be back’

DON’T MISS: Using social media to identify Charlottesville attackers can be a dangerous game

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MIA: Insurance directive could 'close down all motorsport' in EU

Motorsport could cease in the European Union amid an insurance crisis unless businesses and employees reply to an EU consultation by October 20, according to the Motorsport Industry Association

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IndyCar manufacturers Honda, Chevrolet begin 2018 aerokit testing

Honda and Chevrolet have begun their manufacturer testing of the new 2018 IndyCar aerokit, with the engine builders conducting running at Road America and Mid-Ohio respectively

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