Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

FIA approves multiple changes for 2018/19 WEC 'superseason'

The plan to allow wheel changes at the same time as refuelling in the World Endurance Championship has been rubber stamped along with a raft of other changes for 2018/19

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Autosport launches brand new mobile app for Apple and Android devices

A brand new Autosport app is now available for download on Apple and Android devices

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F1 tech video: How Mercedes found an edge in 2017 – Giorgio Piola

Motorsport Network technical analyst Giorgio Piola explains what made the Formula 1 world championship winning Mercedes F1 W08 so strong in a special video first shown during the Autosport Awards

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Carey Mulligan and British Harper’s Bazaar Give Us the Festive Cover We’ve Been Waiting For

If there’s one thing about our forums this time of year, they absolutely crave festive magazine covers. The British edition of Harper’s Bazaar gives us exactly what we want with its beautiful January 2018 edition. Actress Carey Mulligan makes a stunning return to the cover as the title rings in 2018 on a high. Photographed by Richard Phibbs, Carey wears a white ostrich feather Saint Laurent dress in the dreamy newsstand cover (below) and looks ethereal and demure throughout the entire cover shoot.

UK Harper's Bazaar January 2018 : Carey Mulligan by Richard Phibbs

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

Members of our forums were in awe. “I absolutely love this – finally a festive winter cover!” rejoiced SallyAlbright.

“Beautiful cover and she’s such a great actress,” cheered mepps.

“A joyous cover, and Carey somehow seems just right for it,” echoed a delighted tigerrouge.

Also quick to show the cover some love was HeatherAnne, commenting, “Festive, cheery, not overly airbrushed — love everything about it.”

Honeycombchild shared the same enthusiasm. “This is lovely, very festive without being over the top. She looks beautiful too. Alexandra [Shulman] (formerly of British Vogue) was always so narrow-minded about her covers, they always must be looking directly at the camera etc etc, but I genuinely think the most effective cover images don’t play by the rules in that way at all,” he pointed out.

“I love it! So pretty,” voiced RuthEB.

“I think it’s a cute cover and will look perfect on December newsstands even though it’s a January issue. Would’ve been even better if she faced us. Love the fact that British glossies are going glamorous this Christmas! ELLE, Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s,” Benn98 appreciated.

UK Harper's Bazaar January 2018 : Carey Mulligan by Richard Phibbs

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

See what else the issue has to offer and join the celebrations here.

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Video: Kilian Jornet Trains in the Northern Lights

We’ve been getting a steady stream of videos featuring Kilian Jornet recently, all of which have been outstanding. This one is fantastic as well, taking us once again to Norway where we join the Spanish mountain runner on a night training session with the Aurora Borealis gleaming overhead.

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Justice Department emails reveal support for Sally Yates after she refused to enforce Trump's travel ban

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  • A Freedom of Information Act request from the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch revealed emails sent to former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from several Justice Department employees.
  • One of the emails from a prominent prosecutor who is now on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team appeared to be supportive of Yates’ decision not to enforce President Donald Trump’s original travel ban earlier this year.

A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent lawsuit filed against the US Justice Department for the release of former acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ emails revealed mess, including a prominent prosecutor who praised Yates’ decision not to enforce President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban earlier this year.

Judicial Watch released emails sent from multiple Justice Department employees to Yates during her tenure as acting attorney general in the first week of the Trump administration. On January 27, Trump implemented an executive order intended to temporarily bar refugees and people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US.

Yates, a former deputy attorney general under the Obama administration, refused to defend Trump’s order, saying his administration’s justification for the ban — that it was a national-security issue and not a religious one — was indefensible. Yates was promptly fired.

Yates outlined her reasoning for not enforcing Trump’s executive order in a letter to Justice Department lawyers: “I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right,” Yates wrote. “At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful.”

Some of Yates’ colleagues within the department applauded her decision. One email with the subject line, “Executive order” was sent three days after Trump’s travel ban went into effect: “Thank you Yates. Ive [sic] been civil/appellate for years and have never seen administration with such contempt for democratic values and the rule law,” read the employee’s email. “The Presidents order unconstitutional embarrassment and applaud you for taking principled stand against defending it.”

Another email from prosecutor Andrew Weissmann reveals that he also supported Yates’ decision. “I am so proud,” Weissmann wrote. “And in awe. Thank you so much.”

Weissman later joined special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in the high-profile investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Some Trump supporters in recent days have sought to highlight alleged political biases among members of Mueller’s investigative team in order to call their credibility into question as the Russia probe heats up.

Four former Trump associates have been charged, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian operatives.

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