Daily Archives: October 16, 2017

Vogue Paris Takes a Risk With Rianne van Rompaey’s Bold, Garish November Cover

Vogue Paris opted for sophistication and simplicity with Cara Delevingne‘s chic cover last month. For November 2017, the magazine takes us on a completely different journey with an in-your-face image of Rianne van Rompaey, complete with bold, garish text. The Dutch redhead makes her debut on the French fashion bible, photographed on location by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. The team transports us to the city of Venice with Rianne sporting a vivid makeup look, a head full of curls and a pink Céline dress for the electrifying cover.

Vogue Paris November 2017 : Rianne van Rompaey by Inez & Vinoodh

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Members of our forums were taken aback. “I gasped when I read the title. I was excited to see Rianne van Rompaey! But when I opened the thread, I quickly lost my enthusiasm. What is this? Wrong pose, wrong makeup, wrong frame, fake background, that dizzy pink font…” Valentine27 disapproved.

“We have a winner! Definitely the worst cover of 2017! It’s so bad, it hurts,” cried a horrified jaybee0605.

“Oh for crying out loud… what a complete eyesore! Yuck! I would expect this from [Mario] Testino, but I&V!” Miss Dalloway exclaimed.

In agreement over how horrendous the cover looked was gazebo. “This is nauseating. Ugly as sin and completely irrelevant,” he stated.

Not everyone was so quick to complain. “I love it!! Honestly. It’s something different and fresh, give me this over an old, boring studio shot any day. Well done VP,” applauded [Piece Of Me].

“I love it too. Very fresh. Rianne’s eyes are so intense, they pop off the page,” admired liv4beauty.

“Giving me Guy Bourdin on acid and I don’t mind it at all,” raved zoom.

“I love it. It’s completely horrifying and garish and absurd… but at least it’s different and refreshing. It would sure as hell catch my attention on the newsstand. And I don’t see the complaints about the background – doesn’t look fake to me,” noted happycanadian.

The cover story is set to be a total must-see. Await the contents and join the debate here.

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A Swarm Of Nearly One Million Bees Results In A Man’s Death| Killer Bees

A Swarm Of Nearly One Million Bees Results In A Man’s Death| Killer BeesBees

Typically bees are not interested in causing harm to human beings. Unless, of course, the bees in question happen to be Africanized honey bees, or “killer bees,” as they are sometimes called. Killer bees are invasive to the United States, and they are often spotted around the US/Mexico border. Back in 2014, a man from Douglas, Arizona near the Mexican border, died after a swarm of eight hundred thousand bees swarmed directly at him. The man’s official cause of death was from a heart attack. The man, whose name was not released to the press, died at the tragically young age of thirty two.

The man was working for Douglas-ARC, which is a charity that helps people with special needs find employment within the community. The charity also assists needy residents within their own homes. The man who was killed by Africanized honey bees was working as a gardener. The man and three of his colleagues were called to the home of a ninety year old resident of Douglas. As soon as one of the three men started a lawnmower, a horrifyingly large amount of aggressive bees roared towards them from an open attic space.

A pest control professional, Jesus Corella, was working in the same area as the three men at the time of the attack. Corella was called to the scene. According to Corella, the bee swarm was massive, and numerous bees repeatedly dive-bombed him. Corella became frightened, as the bees seemed unusually aggressive. Two of the three charity workers who had arrived at the house earlier managed to escape the bee swarm. One of the workers asked a neighbor to call the police and fire department.

One of the two charity workers had sustained more than one hundred stings, but luckily he survived. Another worker managed to survive with very few injuries. Sadly, one of the workers arrived dead at the nearest hospital. The deceased victim had clearly sustained massive injuries during the bee attack. According to doctors, the thirty two year old man died of a heart attack.

Not long after the fire department arrived at the home, professional beekeepers were quickly called in to handle the massive bee swarm. However, the beekeepers had to have part of the home’s roof removed in order to access the hive. Authorities in the town of Douglas sometimes receive calls from residents complaining of bee-related disturbances, but a bee swarm as massive as the one described in this article had never been seen before by fire or police department employees in the border town of Douglas. Every year the United States sees an average of forty fatal bee attacks.

Do you think that all Africanized honey bees in America should be eradicated when found since they are dangerous invasive insects?

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Video: A POV Mountain Bike Ride Through the Mountains of South Tyrol

Italy’s South Tyrol region is well known for being one of the more spectacular mountain settings in all of Europe, after all this is the home of Reinhold Messner. In this video, we jump on a mountain bike with pro rider Tom Oehler, who takes us for a spin through this spectacular setting. Using his trusty GoPro camera, it is almost like we’re riding along with him. Almost.

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Trump complains about the Senate being too slow to confirm his judicial nominees, says 'it's not fair'

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President Donald Trump said Monday that the slow pace of Senate confirmations for his long list of judicial nominees is “not fair.”

After going after Senate Democrats for “obstruction” regarding his governmental nominations, he added that he “can say the same thing with our judicial nominees, our judges.”

“We have some of the most qualified people,” Trump said, citing The Wall Street Journal.

“They’re waiting forever on line,” he continued. “It shouldn’t happen that way. It’s not right, it’s not fair.”

Soon after, in an impromptu press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Trump again complained about the slow pace of confirmation. He added that he will set records in terms of how many judges his administration will nominate and have confirmed, and called his administration’s handling of the judicial vacancies on the federal bench one of the “unsung” victories of his term in office.

McConnell echoed Trump in his comments, pushing for a faster pace of confirmation.

Trump’s comments came after McConnell last week pushed for Republicans to crush one of Democrats’ biggest weapons in combating Trump’s nominations to the federal bench.

McConnell told The Weekly Standard in an interview published Wednesday that “blue slips” — a tradition that allows senators to give or withhold their blessing for a judicial nominee from their state — should be viewed as a confirmation of how a senator will vote on nominees, breaking with the norm of needing a blue-slip approval to move forward with a judicial nominee.

The blue-slip process gives the party that does not control the White House leverage over the president’s nominations, and some Democrats have used that power to deny a handful of Trump’s nominees from moving forward in the Judiciary Committee. That, in turn, makes it easier for Trump to advance nominees in states that do not have any Democratic Senate representation.

With Democrats now having the ability to, in many states, prevent Trump’s judicial nominees from advancing, McConnell told The New York Times last month that he thought the blue-slip practice should be scrapped for circuit-court nominations (though it would remain the same for other judicial nominees). That sparked backlash from Democrats, who said the move would be hypocritical, as Republicans staunchly defended the blue-slip process while President Barack Obama was in office.

McConnell pushed the issue again after Politico reported last week that he was receiving heat from influential outside conservative groups for the slow pace of confirmation of Trump’s judicial nominees. The push from those conservative groups came as Trump recently hit 65 combined nominations between appeals courts, district courts, the US Tax Court, and the US Court of Federal Claims. There are currently roughly 140 vacancies on the federal bench, providing Trump with the opportunity to cement a lasting legacy on the courts.

SEE ALSO: McConnell gives strongest hint yet that GOP should gut the biggest weapon Democrats have to halt Trump’s judicial nominees

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Talladega NASCAR: Brad Keselowski wins after three red flags

Brad Keselowski booked his place in the final eight of the playoffs by winning on his 300th NASCAR Cup Series start at Talladega

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