Daily Archives: January 4, 2018

Double MotoGP champion Casey Stoner to test for Ducati in Malaysia

Two-time MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner will return to action when he tests for Ducati at the Sepang circuit later this month

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Risi Competizione Ferrari squad won't contest full 2018 IMSA season

The Risi Competizione Ferrari team will not contest the full IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2018

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FIA president Todt suggests 'global engine' for F1 and other series

FIA president Jean Todt has resurrected the idea of a ‘global engine’ that could be used in both Formula 1 and other motorsport series

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Sasha Pivovarova Shows Off Her Artistic Talents in Christian Dior’s Spring 2018 Campaign

Maria Grazia Chiuri hasn’t been able to catch a break when it comes to Christian Dior’s ad campaigns. Her debut Spring 2017 campaign looked more suited to the high street and the Fall 2017 images that followed failed to excite (even the Jennifer Lawrence ads were off the mark). Yet change seems to be in the air as Dior unveils its campaign for Spring 2018, ditching the multi-girl casting and allowing veteran model Sasha Pivovarova to steal the show. Also out is photographer Brigitte Lacombe in favor of Patrick Demarchelier who captures Sasha on the studio floor, showcasing her various works of art and proving less is always more.

Christian Dior S/S 2018 : Sasha Pivovarova by Patrick Demarchelier

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But is it? The campaign left our forum members divided. “Sasha! What a treat. The shot is OK but I’m so excited to see her and I love that they included her painting, she’s very talented,” posted forum member LastNight upon checking out the campaign.

“I will always be happy to see the wonderful Sasha, a true star who can even make these clothes look decent,” added [Piece Of Me].

“Yeah, that’s how Dior rolls these days, the best thing in this campaign is Sasha. Period!” wrote elle_gb.

Not everyone was feeling it. “This is surely an improvement from the other seasons, as at least it has a sort of concept behind it, but what makes the image interesting is Sasha and her art, not the clothes, which still look like something I could easily find in any Zara store,” pointed out apple.

“This looks even cheaper than Zara,” added fluxxx.

TaylorBinque slammed, “How dare you have Sasha and yet you come out with the most uninspired boring fashion image. If you want to make a feminist statement then go for it. Go big. This is way too cliche and right on the note for a house a prestigious as Dior.”

Christian Dior S/S 2018 : Sasha Pivovarova by Patrick Demarchelier

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Care to see more? Check out the campaign in full and express your thoughts with here.

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Video: An Alaskan Ski Adventure with Chris Davenport

Alaska is the ultimate playground for experienced backcountry skiers. In this video, we join legendary skier Chris Davenport as he heads out to the Alaskan Range to explore the Kichatna Spires, a remote and wild place that few people would dare to attempt to ski. By Davenport is amongst those few people, and lucky for us we get to come along for the ride. Check it out below.

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The FCC boss, who led the push to kill net neutrality, just cancelled plans to speak at the biggest tech conference of the year

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  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai has pulled out of tech conference CES less than a week before he was due to appear.
  • Commentators are speculating that it’s due to an expected hostile reception over the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality.

Ajit Pai, the FCC Chairman who spearheaded a controversial effort to repeal open internet laws in the US, has cancelled plans to attend major tech industry conference CES at the last minute.

Pai’s appearance at CES was announced in November 2017. He was scheduled to take part in a “candid discussion on connectivity, spectrum issues, Next Gen TV, developments in broadband and competition policy, and a recap of the chairman’s impactful first year.”

Pai has attended CES in Las Vegas for the last five years, and this would have been his first appearance as chairman of the FCC — but he has now pulled out with less than a week to go.

In a statement, Gary Shapiro, CEO of CES’s parent company, said: “Unfortunately Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is unable to attend CES 2018. We look forward to our next opportunity to host a technology policy discussion with him before a public audience.”

The cancellation comes hot in the heels of the regulator’s repeal of net neutrality in the US in December 2017 — prompting speculation that Pai would have been greeted with a hostile reaction at the conference from the largely pro-net neutrality tech industry.

When asked by Business Insider whether the decision to cancel was due to concerns about a potential backlash to net neutrality repeal, an FCC spokesperson said they “don’t have anything to share at this time.”

But tech commentators on Twitter pointed out Pai was unlikely to receive a particularly warm welcome at the event.

“I imagine he would’ve gotten a lot of pointed questions,” wrote CNET executive editor Roger Cheng.

Jeremy Kaplan, editor-in-chief on Digital Trends, said: “I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say he realized that the tech industry kinda despises him.”

Sitting FCC chairmen almost always attend CES, and have spoken at the conference on an annual basis almost every year since at least 2009. (2017 was an exception, though then-chairman Tom Wheeler was due to step down from the role two weeks later, and Pai was in attendance.)

SEE ALSO: The FCC repealed net neutrality — here’s what that means for you

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