Daily Archives: November 16, 2017

WEC Bahrain: Toyota leads Porsche in both free practice sessions

Toyota outpaced Porsche across the first two sessions of free practice for this weekend’s World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain

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Maverick Vinales puzzled by Yamaha's loss of form in MotoGP test

Maverick Vinales admits he was puzzled by why he was uncompetitive on the second day of Valencia’s post-season MotoGP test on Wednesday having topped the times on day one

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Lando Norris 'went to Brazil for a bath' after canned McLaren F1 test

McLaren Formula 1 reserve Lando Norris says he “went to Brazil for a bath” after the scheduled tyre test at Interlagos was cancelled

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Australian Grand Prix considered major Formula 1 circuit changes

Australian Grand Prix chiefs have decided against a bold plan to change the current Albert Park Formula 1 layout to help create another overtaking spot

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Edie Campbell Poses for Vogue China’s Disappointing December Cover

There’s no denying that Vogue China has let standards slip this year as the magazine has produced a series of misses. From making the unforgivable mistake of hiring Terry Richardson to doing Karlie Kloss a disservice on the June cover, our forum members have spent plenty of time calling the magazine out. (The knockout Gigi Hadid cover for March provesit hasn’t all been downhill.) As Vogue China closes the book on 2017, Edie Campbell makes a return to the cover, posing for photographer Patrick Demarchelier in the great outdoors wearing a look from Chanel’s Cruise 2018 collection.

Vogue China December 2017 : Edie Campbell by Patrick Demarchelier


After checking out the cover, our forum members were divided in their opinion. “It looks like a Vogue Australia cover,” described OllieJE straight away.

“It does look very Vogue Australia, but I find it exceptionally beautiful,” said Benn98. “It’s nice to see something natural for this edition, especially after the Kris [Grikaite] cover. I like everything, the dress against that earthy setting, her makeup, pose.”

“Actually a very beautiful cover,” Miss Dalloway admired.

Not everyone was pleased, however. “For December? Really? Edie’s eyes are so dead. It isn’t her best cover,” voiced a disapproving narcyza.

“I find this image really confusing. There’s a wild disconnect between the goddess gown (and crown) and Edie’s mournful expression and deflated pose. The colors are beautiful and it’s cool – but this isn’t an example of professional modeling, in my opinion,” said happycanadian.

Bertrando3 seemed not to be Edie’s biggest champion either. “Let´s be real now: Edie brings absolutely nothing new to the table as a high fashion model. She looks SO SO SO awkward: her body position, the lost look on her face, the mouth – it’s all wrong. She is working a lot because of her connections but not because of her modeling talents,” he ranted.

See what else the issue has to offer (like Kate Moss) and share your opinion with us here.

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There Are Flies That Venture Beneath Water To Feed On Algae | Tucson Fly Control

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It is not often that you see flies submerging themselves in water in order to secure tasty algae, but in certain regions of the western United States these flies cannot be missed. Lakes that are located in the western US, such as Mono Lake, Owens Lake and the Great Salt Lake all have interesting insects and marine life inhabiting the waters and the surrounding land. You may have already figured out that these lakes are all high salinity alkali lakes. Naturally, some types of insects and marine life that inhabit these regions are unique, as adapting to the salty waters is necessary for survival. The few organisms that inhabit these lake regions may look similar to their relatives in other regions. But the alkali fly has features that make it one of the most unique flies on the planet. The alkali fly and its larva must feed on algae beneath the lake’s surface regularly.

The high salinity and alkalinity of these lakes makes these regions relatively inhospitable to many marine animals. In fact, there are only six insect species that inhabit these particular lake regions. The alkali fly’s larva develops beneath the surface of the salty water. To be more specific, this species of fly spends two of its three life stages below the water’s surface at all times. In order for the larva to survive the high salt and alkaline environment, its lime gland has become modified over the course of evolution. This gland is used by insects to help them excrete waste materials. The larvae feed on algae during development. The adult flies are considered terrestrial, but they must also feed on algae for sustenance. The algae that these flies feed on include diatoms, filamentous green algae, blue green algae and possibly protozoa bacteria. A portion of the fly’s body, known as the “setae”, creates a bubble that encapsulates the adult fly while it is underwater. These flies can travel as deep as eight meters below the water’s surface. The famed author Mark Twain even wrote about his experiences with alkali flies in his book entitled Roughing It. Luckily for the alkali flies, the harsh saltwater environment keeps many predators away. However, these flies are often consumed by birds, and certain parasites can also be a problem for these odd insects.

Have you ever heard of an alkali fly? Did you even know that these flies existed?

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Here's what happened the last time someone was expelled from the Senate, more than 150 years ago

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  • Republicans are floating the idea of expelling Roy Moore from the Senate, should he win the election in Alabama on December 12.
  • It’s a rare move that Senate rules allow for, if its body votes with a two-thirds majority.
  • Expulsion hasn’t actually occurred since the days of the Civil War, when the Senate voted to oust 14 members who supported the Confederacy.

Top Republicans have been exploring their options regarding what to do if Alabama voters next month elect Roy Moore, the GOP candidate running for Senate amid multiple allegations of sexually harassing and assaulting teenage girls.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly floated the idea of mounting a write-in campaign for an alternative Republican candidate, such as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as it’s too late to replace Moore on the ballot.

But a solution that has been gaining increasing traction in recent days — as many Alabama residents staunchly maintain their support for Moore despite the allegations — is expelling Moore from the Senate should he win on December 12.

Senate rules allow for a two-thirds majority vote to remove a senator from office, which would likely mean a vote in favor from all 48 Democratic senators and 19 Republicans. At that point, the governor of the senator’s state could appoint a replacement.

mitch mcconnellEven Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, suggested the expulsion on Monday, because Moore “does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.”

But such a move is almost unheard of in modern politics — it hasn’t successfully occurred since 1861 and 1862, when 14 senators were expelled during the Civil War for supporting the Confederacy.

After much debate about what to do with senators from states that had seceded from the Union, who had not formally withdrawn from the Senate and whose Senate terms had not expired, the Senate ultimately voted 32-10 to expel 10 absent members on July 11, 1861, according to Senate archives.

The next year, four more senators were expelled: John Breckinridge of Kentucky for taking up “arms against the Government he had sworn to support,” Waldo Johnson and Trusten Polk of Missouri for “sympathy with and participation in the rebellion against the Government of the United States,” and Jesse Bright for disloyalty to the Union.

Expulsion has, however, been floated as an idea several times in the last three decades, the more recent instance being in 2011, when then-Sen. John Ensign, a Nevada Republican, who underwent an ethics investigation due to financial misconduct related to an extramarital affair he was having with the wife of a former top aide.

But a case perhaps more similar to Moore’s predicament was that of Bob Packwood, a Republican senator from Oregon, who in the early 1990s was charged by an ethics investigation with a series of sexual harassment and official misconduct charges.

The committee investigating Packwood said he had engaged in a “pattern of abuse of his position of power and authority.”

Both Ensign and Packwood ultimately resigned before the votes to expel them went before the Senate.

SEE ALSO: Republicans are talking about having Jeff Sessions run against embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore

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