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Candidate for the 2022 Gasgoo Awards: Valeo’s electro-hydraulic fleet locking module

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For the 2022 Gasgoo Awards, Valeo’s Electro-Hydraulic Park Lock Module was nominated for the Top 100 New Automotive Supply Chain Players in China.

Photo credit: Valeo

The description:

The electro-hydraulic parking lock module provides linear motion via hydraulic pressure, the electronic gearbox controller regulates the solenoid valve to control the hydraulic pressure supply, and a travel sensor is integrated to monitor position displacement actuator piston, the main technical parameters as follows:

1) Working temperature:-40°C – +140°C

2) Operating pressure: 3 bar – 25 bar

3) Disengagement force:max. 1000N

4) Response Time:

Candidate for the 2022 Gasgoo Awards: Valeo's electro-hydraulic fleet locking module

Photo credit: Valeo

Unique Benefits:

1) Main components adopt high performance engineering plastics, 25% weight reduction compared to adapting conventional metal material;

2) Extremely compact and modular design, built-in interlock solenoid, solenoid valve, displacement sensor, wire harness as well as mechanical actuation and loading parts, simplified the assembly process in production OEM;

3) Provides emergency unlock P function.

Application:

AT, DCT, CVT, DHT, single or multi-speed gearbox from eDrive

The Valeo PAS Electro-Hydraulic Park Lock Actuator entered the SOP in April 2020 for the 7-speed wet DCT platform of a major local gearbox manufacturer, and successively equipped in the flagship SUV model of several OEMs premises, the cumulative delivery volume already exceeds 150,000 sets.

Perspective:

e-Park Lock Actuator is the key part for realizing automatic parking and parking by wire function, the market demand is increasing greatly with the development of electrification and self-driving technology.

Nimmo Runner-up – The seventh runners at the Grover Page Classic

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Murray State’s Jay Nimmo won a share of second place at the Grover Page Classic at the Jackson Country Club in Jackson, Tennessee.

The southpaw posted a 74-66-68=208 score line to finish tied for second at 8 under par with UT Martin’s Bryson Morrell. Nimmo was one shot behind Carter Goodwin in northern Alabama.


The Racers placed seventh in the 16-team field on scores of 292-285-293=870, just behind sixth-place Belmont at 864. North Alabama won the tag team title at 843 with Bellarmine (856), UTM (857), Tennessee Tech (859) and Morehead State (862) round out the top-5.


Other Murray State scores and finishes included Kamaren Cunningham in 10e place on the scores of 69-72-72=213 and Trey Lewis in 47e place on rounds of 74-73-75=222. John Buchanan carded scores of 76-74-79 = 229 to rank 67th and Walker Beck placed 74e on rounds of 75-79-78=232.


The Racers return to the course (September 26-27) at the Derek Donlenc Invitational at Gateway National Golf Club in Madison, Illinois.



Classic Grover Page

Jackson Country Club – Jackson, Tenn.

September 19-20, 2022

Par 72/6,816 yards

Endnotes



Crew
North Alabama 285 277 281 843 -21
Bellarmine 290 280 286 856 -8
UT Martin 287 282 288 857 -7
Tennessee Tech 283 284 292 859 -5
Morehead State 287,288 287,862 -2
Belmont 287 284 293 864 E

Murray State 292 285 293 870 +6
New Orleans 293 289 300 882 +18
SIUE 286 295 302 883 +19
Central Arkansas 291 299 295 885 +21
Nicholls State 307 290 293 890 +26
Austin Peay 297 302 293 892 +28
Southeast Louisiana 306 289 298 893 +29
Eastern Kentucky 302 307 297 906 +42
Eastern Illinois 302 309 304 915 +51
State of Tennessee 306 316 305 927 +63



7 Murray State 292,285 293,870
T2 Jay Nimmo (1) 74 66 68 208
T10 Kamaren Cunningham (5) 69 72 72 213
T47 Trey Lewis (4) 74 73 75 222
T67 John Buchanan (2) 76 74 79 229
T74 Walker Beck (3) 75 79 78 232



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The Racer Club promotes and supports athletics through private donations/resources to provide a first-class student-athlete experience. The Racer Club has experienced unprecedented growth over the past three years, bringing in over $1,000,000 annually. These funds provided through numerous Racer Club initiatives support the 15 Murray State Athletics programs. Additionally, Racer Club support facilitates capital projects and many improvements critical to our collective success.



Blue and Gold Fridays
Of course, any day is a good day to wear Murray State colors, but Blue & Gold Fridays are a great way to show our unity in Racer Nation, especially as Murray State enters the Missouri Valley. Conference during the 2022-23 school year. Wear your Murray State colors and share photos on the Racers’ social networks. Need Murray State gear to wear? Just visit the online store. All Racer Nation agrees, Murray State’s unique combination of blue and gold is probably the best color combination you can find!

Runners Rally Program
Murray State Athletics launched the Racers Rally program, a great way for businesses to partner with Racers to become part of Racer Nation. Joining the Racer Rally program is free and companies can register online. Benefits of joining the Racer Rally program include: road signs, team schedule posters and window stickers. Murray State Athletics will deliver promotional items to each company that participates in the Racer Rally program. Register

2022 Hall of Fame Dinner and Program
The annual Hall of Fame dinner will take place on the evening of November 11 at the CFSB Center. The Class of 2022 will also be recognized on Nov. 12 in the Racer football game against Robert Morris (1 p.m. kickoff) and a men’s basketball game against Lindsey Wilson at 7 p.m. Hall of Fame dinner tickets can be purchased through the MSU online box office at GoRacers.com.



About Murray State Athletics

Located in Murray, Kentucky, the Murray State University Department of Athletics is a member of NCAA Division I and plays in the football championship subdivision. The Racers have 15 programs, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer and golf teams and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, athletics and volleyball, as well as a mixed team of riflemen. . The Racers became a member of the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2022. The Racers will become a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2023. The MSU rifle program competes in the Ohio Valley Conference.

About Murray State University
Since 1922, Murray State University has provided a collaborative, opportunity-rich living and learning community that fosters personal growth and professional success through a high-quality college experience. Students receive support from inspiring faculty and staff and will join a distinct campus community – the Racer family. With nearly 10,000 students, Murray State is preparing the next generation of leaders to join more than 80,000 successful alumni who are making a difference in their communities, across the country and around the world. We are runners. The University’s main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky, and includes five regional campuses in Ft. Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

About the Missouri Valley Conference
The Missouri Valley Conference – the nation’s second-oldest NCAA Division I conference is celebrating its 116th season in 2022-23. For the first time, the MVC will have 12 members as Belmont, UIC and Murray State officially joined the Conference on July 1, 2022. This is the first time the Conference has admitted three schools for the same season. Notably, MVC membership will rise to 12 members for the first time, a league high. League members include Belmont, Bradley, Drake, Evansville, UIC, Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Murray State, Northern Iowa , southern Illinois and Valparaiso. Little Rock is an Affiliate Member in Women’s Swimming and Diving; and SIU Edwardsville is a Men’s Soccer Affiliate. The seeds for the founding of the Conference were planted by eight trustees representing five institutions, who met at the Midland Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on January 12, 1907. The five schools that formed the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association were Washington University of St. Louis and the state universities of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Two months after the first meeting, two more schools—Drake University and Iowa State College—were admitted. Although The Valley no longer sponsors football (it did from 1907 to 1985), seven league members compete in the sport at the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) level as Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, UNI and Southern Illinois play in the 11-member Missouri Valley Football Conference (along with North Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Western Illinois and Youngstown State). This league competed as the Gateway Conference from 1985 to 2007.

Digital Alert Systems introduces the DASDEC-III

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It adds StudioHub cabling and modularity for customization

Posted: September 20, 2022

Digital Alert Systems is making notable changes to its line of emergency alert products.

It introduced the third generation of its DASDEC platform. He converted it to StudioHub inputs and outputs. And it unified two product families, DASDEC and One-Net, into one line.

The newly introduced box is DASDEC-III, which comes with Version 5 software. The company said it combines functionality from earlier DASDECs with functionality previously provided by One-Net products, which were marketed to carriers of cable and IPTV.

The new product supports broadcast radio and TV, NextGen TV, CATV, IPTV, campus, industrial and emergency operations centers applications. The announcement was made by Bill Robertson, Vice President of Business Development.

The company said the platform has a more modular design, allowing for greater hardware and software customization.

“With Digital Alert Systems’ EAS-Net communications package, the DASDEC-III can eliminate all the complex wiring and logic associated with serial ports, audio wiring, and contact closures to multiple keyers and media switches,” said he said in his announcement.

“Linking a DASDEC-III to EAS-Net enabled devices eliminates all those connections and devices and moves critical communications to a single IP network. By using these more modern devices, installations can eliminate a host of equipment and connections, saving space, power, and most importantly, the headache of supporting multiple devices.

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Digital Alert Systems changed the cabling options, adopting StudioHub cabling for audio inputs and outputs, which it says is unique among EAS/CAP devices. “Using this wiring method creates a quick and easy connection to many other audio devices with simple Cat 5/6 wires with RJ-45 terminations. This creates a mechanically strong and dense wiring method without the need for bulky old XLR connections.

It also provides HDMI output with scalable resolutions and integrates emergency audio into the same output.

DAS also highlights an improved user interface, faster quad-core processor and 64-bit operating system.

“Because the product is highly responsive to customer needs, Digital Alert Systems encourages customers to contact the factory or a dealer to determine the best configuration.”

Ownership of Kia Seltos: My 9-month-old SUV develops a gearbox problem

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My confidence with the Kia brand has diminished given how they handled the whole situation.

BHPian Dejay recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I absolutely loved the smooth shifting of my Kia Seltos diesel manual (HTK Plus) until an incessant hum started to appear. The KIA service associate tried to dismiss it as a minor issue saying it could be the tires. But having realized the seriousness of the situation, I told them to do a thorough check-up.

To my horror, the sound was indeed coming from the gearbox. They tested the gear oil and found traces of metal in it. Apparently there is a faulty bearing and the hum was coming from there. I asked the KIA team to replace the entire gearbox and its components since it is a new car (only 9 months old). My concern was that if this is due to a faulty bearing, other parts may also be damaged due to friction. But the company categorically refused to do so and the only solution offered was the replacement of the defective bearing.

This event left me completely dissatisfied with the KIA brand and service. This may be a manufacturing defect and other cars in the same series may also be affected. But the company isn’t even interested in investigating that angle.

Manufacturing is a complex process and it is understood that sometimes defects may occur. But it’s how brands deal with those incidents on which trust can be built or eroded. In my case, trust with the KIA brand has gone down considering how they handled the whole situation.

It’s ironic that on the one hand there is a big marketing push in the mainstream media celebrating the KIA brand but on the other hand they even manage to disappoint customers like me who were once fans.

Here is what GTO should say about it:

It’s disappointing, but with their sales volumes increasing to such huge levels, new Hyundai-Kia cars are facing an unusually high amount of hassles and problems. I’ve noticed this trend for about 3-4 years and as mentioned before = our brand new multimedia test cars had minor issues. They better settle things to protect their reputation. Especially important with the level of technology they offer to the mass market (bucket load of electronic gadgets, dual-clutch AT, turbo-petrol, etc.).

All I can say is if you own a Hyundai-Kia, make sure you get the maximum extended warranty possible.

Here is what BHPian ajayc123 should say about it:

You might have been better off replacing the faulty bearing. Who knows, even the replacement gearbox may also have faulty bearings.

Not a good start at all. Hope you have a good trip ahead.

Here is what BHPian shancz should say about it:

Too bad and shocking especially in something as basic as an MT!

GTO’s comments show the seriousness of the situation.

Lately I have noticed a lot of problems in Hyundai/Kia cars related to powertrains. Afraid of how the situation would be like 5 years later for the owners. I hope it’s just a faulty bearing, but I don’t think their analysis and fixes can be disputed or entertained. You will need to drive it to release the fix and report it to them if it happens again.

As mentioned, get the maximum possible warranty and request an extended warranty from them, free of charge, as your car may still have potential issues that will show up at a later date.

Check out BHPian’s comments for more ideas and information.

Lectionary Blog: Reading the Bible with Abraham

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September 25, 2022 Lectionary
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 146;
1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31

The story of the rich man and Lazarus is a favorite parable for several reasons. Jesus puts a rhetorical cap on his teachings on money and faith that we have been reading for several weeks now. It also gives one of the few descriptions in the Bible of life after death. And Abraham, in the story of Jesus, gives a little Bible study.

We know, I think, the basic story. Each day a wealthy man puts on his finest festive clothes and enjoys a personal feast (Luke 16:19). By way of comparison, even Lord Grantham of Downton Abbey did not wear a white tie to feasts every night! Then Jesus introduces the photo-negative of the rich man. We don’t know the rich man’s name, but the poor one is Lazarus (a Hellenization of “Eleazar” – God is [my] help/God help). The rich man wears festive clothes while Lazarus is dressed in wounds. The rich man lives in splendor in a beautiful house; Lazarus sits at the door of the oblivious rich man. While the rich man feasts, Lazarus somehow observes the festivities and longs to eat the leftovers that fall from the rich man’s tables. Instead, Lazarus actually becomes food for the dogs, which lick his wounds while he is still alive. These men are in radically different situations. It is important to note that we have no overt indication of either man’s beliefs.

The first and only similarity between the rich man and Lazarus is that they both die. Just as someone had dropped him off at the rich man’s doorstep during his lifetime, the angels carry Lazarus into Abraham’s “bosom”. The Greek word colpos means the pocket/fold in men’s clothing above the waistband on the front of the chest where a man would store valuables he didn’t want to risk in a belt or money bag. Lazarus is recognized as precious, while the rich man is simply buried and ends up in Hades.

We should also be clear that Hades is not the medieval notion of hell, and Abraham’s bosom is not heaven. Think of them as ends of a spectrum from the Land of the Dead, rather than different realms. Communication from side to side is possible, even if travel is not (Luke 16:23-26). Finally, note that God is completely absent from this parable.

In his suffering, the rich man seeks to convince Abraham to use Lazarus as a tool, asking that the poor man be removed from his comforts so he can bring him water. Abraham responds to the rich man as his child, and opposes his request for two reasons. First, the suffering of the rich and the comfort of Lazarus are just, because they both receive the opposite of what they experienced in their earthly life. Second, the journey from Abraham’s bosom to the place of suffering, or vice versa, was not possible for Abraham.

We go back to the scriptures, rather than signs or wonders, to learn how to be God’s people.

Then, for the first time in his life/afterlife, the rich man thinks of someone else and asks that Lazarus be sent to his brothers so that they do not join in his sufferings after their death. Abraham says something we often overlook: “They have Moses and the prophets, let them listen to them” (Luke 16:29). The rich man objects, saying that Scripture is insufficient. But if someone comes back from the dead, he believes his brothers will repent.

Jesus ends the parable with Abraham insisting, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead” (Luke 16:31). What does Abraham say? What does Jesus say?

Miracles can be explained or actualized. Jesus Himself would raise from the dead, yet many did not believe. Do you remember the president of the synagogue who saw Jesus’ miracles on the Sabbath day and told people to stop coming for healing on that day (Luke 13:10-17)? Miracles are beautiful, but they are signs that point to God in motion, not something to direct our lives. Moses and the prophets, however, speak from the heart of God for justice and a Holy Community that follows God. After his own resurrection, Jesus gave multiple scriptural reminders that he applied to himself (Luke 24:6-8, 27, 32, 44-45).

Jesus summarizes his teachings on the dangers of wealth and acquisition by telling the story of a rich man and Lazarus. And the downfall of the story, which his previous teaching points to, is that the teachings of Moses and the prophets on wealth and equity are more important and should be more convincing than any miracle. This idea is at the heart of the Reformation drive – we return to Scripture, rather than signs or wonders, to learn how to be God’s people. Moses, the prophets and Jesus constantly warn of the dangers of wealth that is not shared and the lack of care for our poor neighbors. Abraham says heeding the words of scripture, especially regarding the dangers of wealth, should take precedence even over miracles.


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NVIDIA’s divorce from EVGA shocks as key player quits GPUs

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Apparently, Nvidia had kept EVGA in the dark about crucial information such as GPU core details and drivers until next-gen graphics cards were announced on stage. EVGA has cultivated a solid reputation for its custom AIBs, both for the quality of their hardware and for the exceptional support service that comes with the purchase. However, EVGA’s release is sure to send ripples through Nvidia’s GPU universe.

According Research Jon Peddie, EVGA has taken a healthy 40% market share for Nvidia AIBs in North America. Regarding the situation with Nvidia and AIB partners in general, the report notes that “manufacturing costs, R&D expenses and market costs have increased, AIB partner margins have decreased”. Additionally, Nvidia’s decision to start selling its own GPUs directly – and later through BestBuy – has further disrupted market momentum.

Nvidia currently sells what it calls Founders Edition cards which are significantly cheaper. However, it’s not just Nvidia competing with its AIB partners with an internal GPU optimized and tested by its own teams, which seems more lucrative for a graphics card buyer. Instead, Nvidia sold these Founders Edition cards a few hundred dollars cheaper than what AIB partners like EVGA were selling the same GPU for, and that’s even before the seasonal discounts.

Bonhams Goodwood Revival: the surprises follow one another

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The 2022 Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale – previewed here – ended yesterday with surprising results. After a delayed start caused by a technical glitch that crashed the Bonhams website, early results put the sell rate at 67% with some hiccups but also some really impressive sales. As always, these results are mixed with the detailed data that powers the Hagerty Price Guide and helps vehicle owners and potential buyers stay up to date on special car values. Here are the highlights of the 2022 Bonhams Revival sale – all results include the buyer’s premium.

Lot 375: Aston Martin DB3 Sports Racing Two-seater

Estimate: £2,800,000-£3,300,000
Not sold

The featured lot in this Bonhams sale generated a lot of interest on viewing day. With a fantastic combination of racing history and current restored condition, it looked great in its current dark blue paint and contrasting yellow grille. A vintage Mille Miglia entry and winner of the Goodwood 9 Hours race, Bonhams were keen for this car to sell and valued at around a third of the price of a DB3S, it seemed like a good buy. The money was not in the room and bidding stalled at £2,300,000. It was a surprise.

Lot 15: 21 race programs from Brooklands

Brooklands Race Programs

Estimate: £800 – £1000
Sold for: £4080

As Hagerty expected, the Revival sale featured over two hundred lots of high-quality automobiles, including these travel sets for the discerning driver. This group of official Brooklands racing maps and programs from 1934 to 1939 was a nice set in good condition and attractive to a collector. These tend to change hands between £60 and £100 a copy, so it was hugely surprising to see bidding quickly exceed the top estimate. Programs and race cards are easy to store and make for an excellent collection, and Hagerty has seen a resurgence in interest in recent years. Nevertheless, this was an unexpected result.

Lot 307: 1985 Ferrari Testarossa ‘Monospecchio’

1985 Ferrari Testarossa 'Monospecchio'

Estimate: £90,000-£120,000
Sold for £93,150

Testarossa values ​​have risen sharply in the latest Hagerty Price Guide update. This car was a “fair” straight 3 condition car, a little chipped around the edges, with vinyl peeling off the dash and rust on the wheel hubs and it sold for about the Hagerty value. But it was a car with lots of upside: right hand drive with old style ‘monospecchio’ mirror and single nut wheels, it was recently put back into service with receipts for £20,000 of work in 2020. It looked like a car with great potential and seemed well bought at this price.

Lot 390: 1961-64 Cooper-Zerex-Oldsmobile ‘Transformer’

1961-64 Cooper-Zerex-Oldsmobile 'Transformer'

Estimate: Refer to the department
Sold for £911,000

“Refer to the department” meant that Bonhams had no real idea how this lot would be perceived by bidders. A bent, dented and rusted frame, seized engine and a few bits of running gear made for an interesting sight mounted on a plinth in the Bonhams tent, but the photo behind showed why: it was the first sports racing car to sport the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Team badge and raced at Goodwood in the RAC Tourist Trophy race. Even before being taken over by McLaren, it had a number of race victories to its name, driven by Roger Penske. After years spent on a South American farm, he was recently returned to the UK. The story really hit home with the bidders who quickly upped the price and the result of £911,000 received fully justified applause. It remains to be seen whether it was an American buyer attracted, as many were at this auction, by the current extraordinary dollar/pound exchange rate, or a more local buyer. We think we’ll see this car, fully restored, back on the Goodwood grid before too long.

Lot 330: 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722S Roadsterr

Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster

Estimate: £240,000-£320,000
Sold for £687,000

Hagerty has been following the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren closely in recent months. Collectible-wise it has a lot to offer: the right bonnet badges, F1 DNA, stunning looks and the Midas touch of a Gordon Murray design. Values ​​rose, especially the limited edition 722 and McLaren Edition cars. The estimate on this, and another 722 coupe also consigned for sale, seemed very low considering the current dealer’s asking prices and it was a fantastic example of delivery mileage with an absolutely stunning color combination of Crystal Fayalite Green paint over Silver Arrow leather and red high contrast. The estimate may have been tempered by the extra 20% VAT and 10% import duty that any UK buyer would have to pay, but that didn’t put off bidders. The sale price of £687,000 was a real statement from the collection of the 722 edition.

Lot 345: 1973 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

1973 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

Estimate: £52,000 – £60,000
Sold for: £69,000

The Ferrari 365 GT4 and later 400/412 iterations have come a long way in recent years. The boxy four-seater used to be rather despised, but recently the allure of a Colombo V12 engine, practical four-seater interior and wedge styling seems to have piqued many buyers. This car looked great in metal: a great color, very well presented and with a Ferrari Classiche certificate. Being a 365, it has a manual gearbox and is a rare right-hand drive car. At just over Hagerty’s price guide “Excellent” value, this seems like a great buy for the money.

Lot 351: 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Coupe

1964 Porsche 904 GTS Coupe

Estimate: £500,000 – £600,000
Sold for: £614,200

It’s tempting to have a little pity on this little Porsche 904. Formerly part of the Petitjean Collection and on static display for 27 years, it’s a very pretty car and eligible for all sorts of historic competitions. This one was fitted with a 911 six-cylinder engine and looks like it needs a bit of prep to make it race ready, but the hammer price – close to Hagerty’s condition 4 value of 557,000 £- seemed like a fair sum. Some industry veterans believe these cars should be worth more.

Lot 358: 1922 2 liter ‘Strasbourg’ Sunbeam

1922 2 Liter 'Strasbourg' Rayon de Soleil

Estimate: £700,000 – £800,000
Sold for: £597,400

Sunbeam entered three works cars in the 1922 Strasbourg Grand Prix, one of the first post-war races to take place. One caught fire during testing, so the spare car was drafted. Drivers Kenelm Lee Guinness, Henry Segrave and Jean Chassagne did what they could with the car, but the engine proved shaky and the Sunbeam could not challenge the dominant Fiats. This lot is one of those cars and has been the subject of much recent research. Sunbeam was unclear with their chassis numbering on the entry sheet, so it was difficult to prove which car was which. However, the catalog identified it as the spare/prototype car that took place in the race. One of the team’s other cars sold in 2009 for £493,500 and that estimate seemed fair, but bidding did not rise and the hammer fell well below the low estimate.

Lot 421: 1981 Vauxhall Chevette HSR

1981 Vauxhall Chevette HSR

Estimate: £45,000 – £60,000
Sold for: £59,800

When did you last see any of them? Only 18 HRS Chevettes are thought to exist of the 33 originally built, and this one appeared to be in good condition with paint some eight years ago still holding up. A rare ‘homologation special’, the checkered interior made a fantastic contrast to the silver square arch bodywork and the bidders really liked it. The sale price, just below the highest estimate and above the “Excellent” value of the Hagerty price guide, was still surprising.

Lot 366: 1935 MG K3 Replica

1935 MG K3 Replica

Estimate: £85,000 – £100,000
Sold for £117,300

An original example of MG’s preeminent 1930s racer with no history is now worth well over £500,000, so a highly detailed replica with pre-selected ENV gearbox is an attractive proposition. This car looked pretty much brand new and devoid of any sense of history, but that didn’t put off bidders and it sold well above the top estimate. Hopefully it will see some use now, whether on the circuit or on the road.

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12 Best Men’s Rain Jackets and Coats to Stay Dry in 2022

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For all the rainy days ahead, there’s nothing better to have in your wardrobe than a quality rain jacket.

Much like a sports coat, they’ll keep you warm and even stylish, taking you from drizzle to rain to thunder. (Related: best rain jackets for women).

So we’ve rounded up the best men’s rain jackets and coats of 2022 for you to grab them ASAP. From Amazon and Target to Nordstrom and Walmart, we guarantee these options will keep you dry and looking your best. super fly.

While you’re at it, we recommend picking up some basic mens rain boots and mens jeans to weave the whole look together. Oh, and if you’re commuting in the rain, you might want to explore a new backpack or messenger bag.

Now it’s time to move on to our picks. Wherever you’re trekking, rest assured that this trusty outerwear will be one of your best (and most practical) purchases.

Amazon

With nearly 24,000 rave reviews from Amazon, there’s no doubt that the Columbia Watertight II Jacket is a best-seller. It’s available in virtually any color you can think of, runs from sizes small to four XLs, and has a classic fit that anyone (and any age) would wear well.


Champion Packable Jacket
Amazon

Step out into the rain – boldly – with the Champion Packable Jacket. For just $20, it has the flagship logo we all know and love, plus a breathable hood. As a whole, the rain jacket leans sporty.


Carhartt Rain Defender Jacket
Amazon

Carhartt is without a doubt one of our favorite brands. Specifically, its Rain Defender Jacket is under $100 and looks incredibly high-end (minus the price tag through the roof, of course). Plus, it fits like your best flannel and has a more relaxed fit.


Amazon Essentials Lightweight Water-Resistant Padded Jacket
Amazon

The Amazon Essentials brand is one to consider, and its lightweight, water-resistant quilted jacket is no exception. It’s incredibly breathable, comes in the color you’re looking for, and has an almost turtleneck for really keep you warm.


Tommy Hilfiger waterproof and breathable hooded jacket
Amazon

With a name like Tommy Hilfiger, you know it has to be good. Its waterproof and breathable hooded jacket has an easy-to-wear zipper, is machine washable (always a plus) and features the signature TF logo to the chest. For less than $35, the designer has never looked better.


LLBean Cresta Stretch Rain Jacket
LLBean

Top rated (and for good reason), the LLBean Cresta Stretch Rain Jacket is a thoughtful splurge for yourself or a loved one. Its size range extends up to 2XL, it features a waterproof and breathable shell with an impressive four-way stretch design and looks great for any type of wear.


Goodfellow & Co. Lightweight Rain Jacket
Target

Traditional and timeless, you can’t beat Goodfellow & Co.’s lightweight rain jacket for just $30. Its two-tone gray colorway makes it one of our favorites on this list, with a breathable, lightweight hood and a flattering fit.


Rokka & Rolla Windbreaker Anorak Rain Jacket
walmart

Looking for a unique pattern? The Rokka & Rolla Windbreaker Anorak Rain Jacket is a stylish outerwear for the season that costs less than $35. Its size range extends up to 2XL and it has a breathable mesh lining to keep you calm, cool and collected.


On the Weather Tech Jacket
Bloomingdale’s

For sports enthusiasts, the On Weather Tech Jacket is just what you need to add to your cart. Not only is it new to Bloomingdale’s, it has an adjustable hood and visor and even a zippered chest pocket. Plus, its taped seams make it ideal for hitting the gym.


J.Crew Brunswick Rain Jacket
J. Cew

We haven’t come across a more cult classic than the J.Crew Brunswick Rain Jacket. We love the teal and navy colourway, especially for its button detailing, large exterior pockets and seamless look. Apt for any guy in your life, this is a winner.


lululemon Outpour StretchSeal Jacket
lululemon

The lululemon Outpour StretchSeal Jacket is a splurge, despite being excellent. Unique, it’s designed to be worn “on the go”, whether you’re running errands or wanting to take a walk in the park. You’ll also appreciate its classic fit and hip length.


The North Face M66 Utility Rain Jacket
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Brownsville couple turn passion for fitness into athletic brand

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HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A federal officer with a passion for working out started a business out of fitness equipment and clothes she wanted to wear to the gym.

Yajaida Garcia is a Brownsville native and the creative mind behind Y Fitness, a brand she started in 2019 with help from her husband.

Mando Ortiz, also from Brownsville, works for Chase Bank and handles all of the finances for Y Fitness.

Garcia said she was inspired to start the business at a time when the culture of health and fitness for women was starting to take off on social media. Garcia said she always knew she wanted to start her own business and capitalized on the momentum of the fitness train on Instagram to pursue her dream.

The duo separate the responsibilities of owning a business based on their work schedules. Garcia works the night shift and despite her grueling schedule, she is dedicated to her craft and says she often sacrifices her sleep to go to pop-ups and showcase their brand. Garcia is also responsible for reaching out to manufacturers and designing the products and clothing in a way that she is proud of.

Ortiz, who works a more traditional 9 to 5, said he uses his free time to manage the company’s finances, prepare orders and communicate with customers online. The business is run entirely online.

Y Fitness is based out of the couple’s apartment in Laredo, where they moved four years ago when Garcia first got the federal job.

The Brownsville natives both come from athletic backgrounds in the Rio Grande Valley, with Garcia playing volleyball and soccer having grown up at IDEA Frontier and Ortiz playing soccer and basketball at Pace High School.

Garcia and Ortiz even competed in bodybuilding competitions in 2016 and 2019.

The couple said business started to boom during the pandemic when people started using their home gyms for working out. Their first product was a resistance band that quickly gained popularity given the need for home equipment during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Garcia said it makes her proud to see how far the company has come since 2019. Since then, Y Fitness has launched activewear that includes leggings, shorts and tops. While she said it was fun branching out into clothes, Garcia admits it’s been a learning experience.

She said the first time she created a pair of leggings, she knew they could be better. She said the process of perfecting the style and adapting it to a variety of sizes took a few months, but she was proud to see how far the product has come.

Garcia said she tries on all of her clothes herself and practices before approving a design to ensure her brand’s clothes are wearable and practical for women.

The couple said they find it rewarding when their customers tag them in online posts and show they appreciate the products.

“The reward for us is not making money, it’s making people feel better when they wear our products,” Ortiz said.

Y Fitness has a large following in the Rio Grande Valley and says it feels the love from the locals. Apart from the support the brand receives from RGV, it also has a customer base in San Antonio, Laredo, California, Arizona, and more.

“We want everyone to wear Y Fitness,” Ortiz said.

While Garcia and Ortiz’s goal is to branch out and reach a wider audience, the two said they can’t wait to get back to their roots in the Rio Grande Valley and have something big. currently in preparation.

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Splatoon 3 Amiibo Guide: Every Amiibo Gear Set and How to Unlock Them

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Like previous games in the series, Splaton 3 is compatible with a range of Amiibo figures. In addition to the three new Amiibo launching this holiday, the game supports all previous Splatoon figures – so if you already have any in your collection, you can scan them for exclusive rewards.

Each Splatoon Amiibo unlocks an exclusive set of gear that can’t otherwise be obtained in-game. Here’s what gear you get with each figure and how to scan them.

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While Nintendo has yet to announce what the next Splatoon 3 Amiibo figures will unlock, each Amiibo from the previous Splatoon series gives you at least one piece of headgear, clothing, and shoes. Here is the full list so far:

Amiibo Pearl

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  • pearly crown
  • Pearly hoodie
  • Pearly Kicks

Marina Amiibo

Marina Amiibo Gear in Splatoon 3

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  • Pickled Headphones
  • marinated top
  • Pickled slip-ons

Callie Amiibo

  • Hero helmet replica
  • Hero’s Jacket Replica
  • Hero Runner Replica

Mary Amiibo

  • Armor Helmet Replica
  • Armor Jacket Replica
  • Armor Boot Replica

Octoling Girl Amiibo

Enchanted Amiibo Gear in Splatoon 3

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  • enchanted hat
  • Enchanted Dress
  • Enchanted Boots

Octoling Boy Amiibo

Steel Amiibo Gear Set in Splatoon 3

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  • Steel Helm
  • Steel Plate Mail
  • Steel greaves

Octoling Octopus Amiibo

  • fresh fish head
  • Fresh fish gloves
  • Fresh fish feet

Inkling Girl (Splatoon 2) Amiibo

  • squid clips
  • school vest
  • Fringed moccasins

Inkling Boy (Splatoon 2) Amiibo

  • Squinja Mask
  • Squinja Costume
  • Squinja Shoes

Inkling Squid (Splatoon 2) Amiibo

  • Power Mask Mk 1
  • Power Armor Mk 1
  • Power Boots Mk 1

Inkling Girl (Splatoon 1) Amiibo

  • School barrette
  • School uniform
  • Basic school shoes

Inkling Boy (Splatoon 1) Amiibo

  • samurai helmet
  • Samurai jacket
  • Samurai shoes

Inkling Squid (Splatoon 1) Amiibo

  • power mask
  • power armor
  • Power Boots

How to Scan Amiibo

Like in Splatoon 2, to scan an Amiibo in Splatoon 3 you must first interact with the oversized Amiibo box located in Splatsville. When prompted, place your Amiibo figure on your controller and wait a few seconds to scan it. Once the analysis is complete, the character will welcome you to the game and you will add the equipment associated with this figurine to your collection.

Splatoon 3 is available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. Returning players can transfer some data from Splatoon 2, but only when first starting the game. If you’re a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber, you can also grab a free background for your Splashtag.

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Can shoes improve your recovery routine?

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By now you probably know that the recovery space is vast. Massage guns. Foam rollers. Salvage Boots. There are many tools and devices that aim to relieve those post-workout pains. Although I’m a huge fan of these fitness accessories, there is always something missing in the end…style.

But what if there was a recovery tool that didn’t look like it came from a hardware store or from outer space? Enter Kane, a shoe company that’s stepping forward, literally. The brand’s Revive Active Recovery shoes feature an injection-molded silhouette with a host of post-workout components designed to help you replenish those tired toes after a long run or intense workout.

To see if these sneakers could really give my recovery regimen a boost, I wore these slip-ons for several weeks in multiple settings. Whether walking home from the gym, doing a few recovery laps around the track, running errands, or just lounging around the house, I had these breathable sneakers on to really see if my shoes could be a recovery tool as reliable as my massage gun. . Here is what I found.

Active Kane Revive Recovery Shoes

  • Slip-on construction makes it easy to get these shoes on and off
  • RestoreFoam is a lightweight balance of cushioning and support
  • Raised sole knots provide some relief, but not as effective as other recovery methods
  • Those with neutral or high arches may experience creaking

What’s Good About Kane Revive Active Recovery Shoes?

The slip-on profile reduces the time (and effort) of changing shoes after training.

I’m a firm believer in the idea that your running shoes and athletic shoes should only be worn in their respective environments. So I regularly wear a pair of dress shoes for training sessions. While starting a workout isn’t too much of a headache, if I’ve just finished a mile run or a grueling leg day, the last thing I want to do is untie my sneakers. and put them back into my daily life. kicking. These downsides (no matter how small you perceive them) completely left my thoughts on Kane Revives. I had no problem slipping into it after a hard day’s work and really appreciated the drawstring in the heel for extra assistance.

Plus, the cutout holes in the upper—along with the outer perforations and inner channels—made it easy for my tired, sweaty feet to breathe and cool off. While my normal post-gym kicks were breathable enough, it was hard to ignore this improved airflow.

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Renewable RestoreFoam is a balanced, cushioned base that’s easy to pick up or lift.

When your main goal is to relax, you don’t really want your shoes to be bulky or heavy, do you? After all, you’ve just poured all your energy into training, so getting home from your session or taking a walk after training shouldn’t be a grueling ordeal. Thankfully, the Kane Revive’s midsole felt light as a feather, and moving over the candy cane-based EVA foam was nearly effortless.

The dual-density construction was also a nice touch, providing a balanced feel that was comfortable, while allowing me to feel the knots of the raised sole. I could easily get a feel for the bumps in the heel and the soles of the feet, creating that massage feeling without too much pressure.

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Close-up of the bottom heel of a Kane Revive shoe

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What’s Less Than Ideal About Kane Revive Active Recovery Shoes?

Prolonged wear can lead to blistering and squeaking.

I really enjoyed the traction and overall feel of the Kane Revives, but would I recommend signing up for a foot recovery day? No. For one thing, when I wore these slip-ons around my house all day, while running a few errands around town, I started noticing chafing around my ankle. The rubberized upper is great for breathability and dries easily, but doesn’t offer the same forgiveness as a fabric-based sneaker. Additionally, the shoe’s sleek, anatomical design promotes excellent heel and midfoot security, but this support can turn into constriction after wearing them for several hours.

Another note to consider, especially for those with neutral or high arches, is that these shoes squeak from time to time. If you have room between your arch and the insole, you’re essentially creating an air pocket, and when you compress your foot in a step, that air is released through the cutout holes, giving your stride a factor. audible. While that’s not the biggest concern when wearing them around the house, I don’t think your customers on the sidewalk or at the grocery store would appreciate the squeaky rhythm of your footsteps.

Sorry, but these are no substitute for the more engaging recovery disciplines.

The raised sole nodes were definitely present with every step, and I enjoyed the slight relief they created post-workout. That said, though, I don’t think these shoe options will replace my rollers or massage gun anytime soon. The comfort is there and the knot-promoted blood circulation is a nice touch, but for me, if my feet hurt, I’m not going to rely solely on the Kane Revives for relief, and instead opt for a more active method of recovery.

I understand that everyone’s needs are different, and these kicks provide some relief, so they may be enough to tackle your throbbing toes. For me, however, I think it will be the best way to bridge the gap between the actual workout and when I can engage in a rolling diet or massage gun cool down. Let’s also face it – stagnant knots aren’t going to penetrate the muscles as deeply as other modalities.

Kane Revive shoes on a training mat next to a foam roller and a Hyperice gun

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Kane Revive Active Recovery Shoes: The Verdict

Aside from the occasional squeak and limited recovery potential, I still think these are great post-workout sneakers worth adding to your wardrobe. The Kane Revives are easy to put on, offer exceptional breathability, create a light massaging sensation underfoot, and, to be honest, look a lot sleeker than a pair of slides or other shoes.

The Revive Active Recovery shoes are available online for $75 in a handful of vibrant and aesthetic colorways. Although the cost may seem high for a rubber brief, you should think of them more as training tools than cheap A-to-B sneakers. Good recovery is an investment, and with these effective shoes you at least have the added benefit of having a bit of flair when it comes to relief.

Active Kane Revive Recovery Shoes

  • Slip-on construction makes it easy to get these shoes on and off
  • RestoreFoam is a lightweight balance of cushioning and support
  • Raised sole knots provide some relief, but not as effective as other recovery methods
  • Those with neutral or high arches may experience creaking

5 men’s sweaters every man should own for fall

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A man’s wardrobe is built with the basic elements of timeless clothing. Everything from good denim to good shoes will define a man’s style and the image he projects to others. One of the pieces in a man’s winter wardrobe that will define some of his most eye-catching outfits is the sweater.

There are many types of sweaters for every occasion. Below is a list of the five different types of sweaters every man should own to have a complete wardrobe. Keep in mind that your sweater needs will depend on where you live. If you live the beach life, sweaters may not be part of your everyday wardrobe, but for most of us there are at least four months of the year when they will be useful to you.

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The sweater will be the one worn most often by you and most others. It is the most basic and, therefore, the most common among the sweaters that you will come across when shopping. You will see three types of collar types when choosing the right sweater.

  • Round collar : Jthis is the standard collar that hugs the neck all the way around. It works best alone and under jackets.
  • V-neck : This neck has the basic collar around the back and sides, with the front extending downward and reaching a point a few inches lower.
  • Turtleneck: It will look a lot like the crew neck as it normally encircles the neck. The most significant difference is the collar rolls, creating a unique look. It almost looks like the necklace wraps a rope.
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Shawl collar

The shawl collar is the quintessential winter sweater. It is a combination between the V-neck and the turtleneck. It folds down at the neck to create almost a built-in scarf but opens up in the front, creating the perfect opportunity for you to wear an open-necked shirt or a shirt and tie. These don’t often work under jackets, but are a substitute for a sports coat when you need something a little different to brighten up your week.

There are many materials from which these and other sweaters can be made. Here are the ones to watch out for.

  • Oldest boy: It is the most common material for sweaters and can refer to a variety of animal fibers. The natural material lends itself to function, style and comfort. Wools are also often durable and of high quality, which means they will last longer if properly cared for.
  • Cashmere: Arguably one of the most luxurious sweater materials out there. Cashmere fibers are a natural wool fiber that comes from the soft undercoat of exotic Central Asian goats. This nomadic breed lives in the Asian regions of the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas, which is why its fur keeps you so warm.
  • Cotton: Although this isn’t typically used for sweaters, it’s great for lightweight sweatshirts and pullovers that you can wear for athletic activities and in the warmer months.
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Cardigan

The cardigan is one of the basics that every man should have in his wardrobe. With its open front, it lends itself perfectly to aid in layering. It will look great over a shirt and tie in the office if you work in one of those office buildings that take advantage of arctic temperatures. And it’s perfect for throwing on a t-shirt or polo shirt at the weekend to add a layer of warmth. They can be either zipped or buttoned.

When shopping for sweaters, the colors you choose will go a long way in helping you get the most out of your wardrobe.

  • Grey: When you get a light gray sweater, it becomes your go-to. This will be the piece you choose more than anything else because it will go with practically everything in your wardrobe.
  • Black: Black is the most slimming color and therefore will keep everything tight if you suffer from too many beers.
  • Browns: When you choose a beige or brown sweater, it brings a level of sophistication. Many brown sweaters give an outfit an outdoor look and feel, giving your outfit the aura of the old days of fox hunting.
  • Blue: Every man loves blue. If you ever walk into a men’s store, look around and you’ll notice blue is everywhere. At least one of your jerseys will be blue; you won’t even have to try.
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The quarter zip sweater will be the most casual of all the sweaters in your wardrobe. The zipper comes down to about the middle of the sternum when open and can reach as high as under the chin when closed. In its most casual look, it will go with a t-shirt. A dress shirt and tie can sometimes work underneath in its most formal form. To avoid trying to be too formal, consider a knit tie and a button-down shirt.

When building a sweater wardrobe for the first time, you want to avoid too many patterns because they limit versatility. You will often see common patterns and textures when shopping.

  • Cable knit: This pattern usually resembles twisted or braided cords and ranges in style from relatively simple to more complex. Due to the thickness of the braids, they are usually much thicker sweaters.
  • Ribbed: Rib is a design in which vertical stripes of stockinette stitch alternate with vertical lines of reverse stockinette stitch. It basically looks more like a pattern than a single one.
  • Argyle: Generally considered a more preppy design, the pattern has a square or rectangular box on the front, which features a diagonal tile pattern of the same length.

Turtleneck

The turtleneck sweater is the most attractive of the five. Although it looks like it comes and goes among the youngsters, the truth is that a turtleneck never really goes out of style. Thicker sweaters will provide ultimate warmth, while thinner versions will work well under sport coats or even button-down shirts. This style will be perfect for men who don’t like the look of scarves but need some extra coverage in the colder months.

The fit of your sweater will be just as crucial as to which sweater you choose to buy. Here are some tips to make sure your sweater fits you well.

  • The hem of the sweater should overlap your waistband or fall just below. The rule of thumb is to try to hide your belt, not your zipper. If you see your shirt coming out from under it, it’s too short. If your sweater wrinkles when you sit down, it’s too long.
  • The shoulder seam should rest directly where your arm curves into your shoulder. If you draw an imaginary line between your shoulder and your navel, the seam should run along it.
  • Sleeves should rest at the base of your thumb if worn alone or 1/2″ in front if worn with a shirt underneath. Whether you plan to wear a shirt underneath should be a consideration when purchasing your sweater.
  • The body should fit comfortably with a little extra fabric; if it rolls or floats by the hem, it’s too big, and similarly, if your shirt’s seams are showing, it’s too tight

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TGS 2022 Konami livestream start time with Silent Hill and Metal Gear rumors

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The Tokyo Game Show 2022 is already underway with a bunch of fantastic announcements, but the livestream start time for Konami at TGS isn’t until September 16th, and that’s arguably the biggest showcase. more expected thanks to silent Hill and Solid metal gear rumors.

It’s an exciting day for video game fans. Microsoft and Xbox’s Tokyo Game Show screening is scheduled for September 15, and there’s also Capcom before they do another screening the next day.

We can’t wait to see a group of publishers and developers like SEGA, Microsoft, Capcom, and Square Enix, but most of all, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for the return of two of the most beloved video game franchises.

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When is the Konami TGS 2022 livestream?

The start date and time for the Konami Tokyo Game Show 2022 live stream is 21:00 JST on September 16.

This translates to 05:00 a.m. PT, 08:00 a.m. ET, and 1:00 p.m. BST on the same day for the United States and the Kingdom. This comes courtesy of an official schedule posted on the event website website.

It’s only expected to last an hour, so it should be finished by 06:00 PT, 09:00 ET, and 14:00 BST.

How do I watch the Konami Tokyo Game Show livestream?

You can watch the full Konami and TGS 2022 livestream on the official website. Tokyo Game Show YouTube Channel and Tic.

Judging from the status of the YouTube channel since the event started at 10:00 JST on September 15, a separate live stream and upload will be made for the showcase. They have done this for everything else at the time of writing, such as BenQ’s new product announcement.

Fans are really hoping for the Tokyo Game Show 2022 Konami showcase because of Solid metal gear and silent Hill rumors.

Everyone has already been burned by rumors surrounding the revival of these franchises, so hopefully they will be true this time around. For silent Hillleaked screenshots‘ allegedly emerged online.

However, despite the supposed leaks, we should not expect too much. PlayStation Lifestyle reports that a SH 2 A remake and a new game are in development, but we probably won’t see them at this year’s TGS. However, a new Suikoden game could be announced instead.

As for Solid metal gearthere is a rumor that remasters can be revealed. Significant leak Asesthetic Player says remasters for Solid metal gear 1, 2 and 3 are under development and will be released separately.

However, the question is when they will be announced. The only games confirmed for Konami’s showcase are:

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  • Yu Gi Oh!
  • eBaseball

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7th Gen Pony Car rushes into the limelight

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The new Mustang will be launched in two distinct flavors depending on the engine it is equipped with, EcoBoost and GT. Both engines are new iterations of previous versions, with the 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost said to be more efficient and more powerful than before. Likewise, Ford’s 5.0-liter Coyote V8 returns in its 4th generation form. Thanks to its dual air intake box and dual throttle body design, it’s supposed to be the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever installed in a GT.

What power are we talking about here? “Plus”, according to discreet Ford representatives. Either way, the V8 will send power to the rear wheels through a standard six-speed manual or Ford’s optional 10-speed automatic. The 2024 Mustang EcoBoost models will be teamed only with the 10-speed automatic transmission, a change from the 2022 Mustang EcoBoost which can also be had with a shifter.

As is currently the case, there will be fastback and convertible versions of the 2024 Mustang. The latter will have a fully lined and insulated fabric roof, with a single-handle center latch to open and close it. Ford says that despite having to accommodate the folded roof, the Mustang Convertible’s trunk can still fit two golf bags.

Peter Do Spring 2023 Fashion Show Review

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Peter Do Spring 2023 Fashion Show Review

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Marking the designer’s first official foray into menswear, the Spring 2023 presentation of minimal-minded couture master Peter Do cemented him as one of the world’s most exciting and astute young voices in the realm of fashion. the fashion.

While the designer’s previous work has already embraced gender fluidity, ambiguity and flexibility, and his designs have certainly been worn by men (especially his architectural and subtly oversized outerwear), this collection marks the first time Do created a menswear collection, shown on the runway alongside the women.

This addition formed an exciting new pillar in the designer’s mission to expand customization possibilities.

Suiting has been central to Do’s women’s collections, and its expansion into men’s tailoring feels natural and effortless. That’s probably because the designer never really seemed to consider himself a designer of women’s clothing in the first place; his work has always looked like architecture for the body, and now he has just broadened the spectrum of bodies he designs for.

Do’s designs balance exacting precision with imagination and playfulness. While there’s nothing here that looks exactly traditional, her extensive knowledge of dress tradition is present – those who know the rules best know best how to break them. Familiar categories are hybridized, superimposed, twisted, subtly deconstructed. The silhouettes resonate across menswear and womenswear. Jackets have fewer buttons and increased asymmetry. Sparkling unisex heeled boots inject a bit of unexpected, yet totally appropriate, glamour.

Peter Do cut his teeth at Phoebe Philo’s Céline, and the many fans of that era will be delighted to see some undeniable traces of it present here. But the designer has certainly come into his own, putting his cutting edge skills in the studio to serve a distinct vision of what fashion can be and for whom.

The collection cements Peter Do’s status as one of New York’s greatest design talents, affirming that his rapid rise to success was well deserved and giving us much more to look forward to.


Wärtsilä wins propulsion orders for four fishermen

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Vessel No. 480 GJÖGUR is being built by the Karstensens shipyard and the order underlines Wärtsilä’s leading position in the supply of propulsion solutions and further strengthens the company’s close relationship with the Karstensens shipyard. © Karstensens shipyard

Wärtsilä was asked to supply the propulsion machinery for four new fishing vessels being built at the Karstensens shipyard in Denmark.

The 75m long stock exchange/trawler vessels are being built for different owners. Two are for Icelandic fishing and processing companies, namely Skinney-Thinganes and Gjögur, while the other two are for Norwegian owners, Veibut Fiskeriselskap and Ronald Ervik.

Each of these vessels will operate with the Wärtsilä 31 main engine linked to a Wärtsilä-supplied gearbox equipped with a “take away” functionality. The company’s additional kit will include: controllable pitch propeller (CPP), propulsion shaft lines including seals and bearings, shaft generator and Wärtsilä’s ProTouch propulsion control system.

Vessel No. 478 HERØYHAV is being built by the Karstensens shipyard and will be powered by the highly efficient Wärtsilä 31 engine as well as a host of Wärtsilä propulsion solutions. © Karstensens shipyard

Queer AF Fashion Show, a celebration of LGBT style and culture

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The line to enter the Palladium on September 9 stretched all the way down the block and around the corner, full of people from all walks of life dressed in bright colors. Older gay couples and teenagers in rainbow makeup stood side by side in the cool night air, all waiting to show their tickets at the door and find a good vantage point for the parade. Queer AF mode.

Inside the building, show organizers walked through the final preparations for the nightly celebration of LGBT style and culture.

“It may be because I’ve been involved all the way, but you feel the energy when you come here,” said Josh Croke, founder of Love Your Labels.

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The show was a fundraiser for Love Your Labels, a nonprofit that serves LGBT youth in central Massachusetts, and featured clothing designed by two teenagers who participated in its Threads fashion design program. Other designers who have showcased their work include Asha Ama and Sam Donovan, who have both appeared on “Project Runway”, and Rufus Dixon, who grew up just minutes away in Marlborough.

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In the press area before the show, Croke turned around to show two reporters the outfit they would wear on stage as the show’s co-host. The outfit, designed by Dixon, featured a blue and black leather vest with a cut-out back, and Croke paired it with dark, shimmery makeup.

Drag performers, left to right, Bootz, Lady Sabrina, Harley Queen and Gem Stoner hang out backstage during Love Your Labels presents Queer AF: Art + Fashion Fundraiser at the Palladium

Dixon said he was looking forward to seeing models and drag queens take turns on stage, and that the collection he was showing in Queer AF was meant to play with conventional ideas about gender.

“I wanted to do something unexpected for menswear, something hyper-feminized. No silhouette has gender. My clothes are really sensual for men to wear,” Dixon said.

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Upstairs, the anticipation and the scent wafted through the air. Veteran drag queens Lady Sabrina and Bootz socialized with models over a pre-show buffet, while singer and guitarist Giuliano got ready for a solo acoustic set.

“I remember the first place I played was Club 241, and the cops used to sit in the parking lot and wait for us to leave so they could pull over and strip search us,” said Lady Sabrina. “I’ve been in drag since 1986, and I’ve seen the community evolve, seen drag evolve, seen sexuality evolve. It’s a wonderful thing.

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“Even 14 years ago when I started, they had security guards with us in case something happened to us. It’s so different now,” Bootz said. “That culture, the queer culture, is so tolerant. That’s how it’s supposed to be.”

During the show, dance troupes, musicians, dragsters and models of all ages and walks of life took turns on stage. A drag queen somersaulted across the stage, split and did a handstand against a wall as the audience cheered her on.

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New York drag queen Peppermint, who rose to international fame by competing in “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” co-hosted the show in a flowing black dress.

“It’s my first time in Worcester,” Peppermint said at one point to wild cheers.

Drag performer Lady Sabrina performs on stage at the Love Your Labels presents Queer AF: Art + Fashion Fundraiser party at the Palladium.

The models who walked on stage were all from the Worcester area, and the crowd particularly cheered those who sprinkled vogue dance moves in their runway shows. Voguing, a dance style invented by black trans women and gay men on the New York ballroom scene of the 1980s, has gained more attention in recent years after being featured on several television shows and referenced on Beyonce’s recent album “Renaissance”.

Cuts of “Renaissance” served as the soundtrack to Ama’s show, with models showing off her designs on songs like “Cuff It” and “Alien Superstar.” Ama said the collection she showed Queer AF was dedicated to black women and using love and empathy to fight the pain caused by society.

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Another of the designers was 13-year-old Finn Santora, who took part in Threads’ LGBT youth fashion program earlier this year. He sent models down the runway in matching ensembles of button-up shirts and baggy shorts, and then waved to the crowd wearing a dark galactic-patterned suit he had made himself.

“I had no idea I was going to find who I am,” Santora said, standing next to models wearing her designs.

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Worcester drag queen Robyn Millyonz, who was crowned Second Majesty at the Pride Worcester Pageant in August, was the final performer of the evening, lip-synching to Doja Cat’s “Vegas” with three dancers behind her.

Afterwards, some audience members sat closer to the stage for a Q&A with Peppermint, while some headed upstairs to hit the dance floor at the Float afterparty and others left. the Palladium to get home or to bars in downtown Worcester.

“It’s the weirdest energy of joy I’ve ever felt,” Croke said.

ZF CVS presents new eMobility solutions for commercial vehicles

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ZF Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) Division present its latest eMobility technologies ahead of IAA Transportation 2022. These include ZF’s new CeTrax 2 electric mid-drive, an integrated and modular electric drivetrain system for heavy-duty vehicles, and a new advanced electric power steering (EPS) system for trucks, coaches and city buses.

The EPS was prepared for autonomous driving up to level 5. eWorX, ZF’s electrified commercial vehicle power take-off (PTO) system for driving on-board work equipment, was also presented, offering a emission-free operation in town and urban environments.

This Trax 2. The new CeTrax 2 electric mid-drive is an integrated, modular electric drive system for heavy-duty vehicles. Based on components developed in-house, it features two high-performance oil-cooled electric motors along with two 800V silicon carbide (SiC) integrated inverters. CeTrax 2 uses an advanced three-speed gearbox capable of make gear changes.

With all components integrated into one innovative and compact unit, CeTrax 2 allows manufacturers to offer both conventional and electric ICE transmissions on the same vehicle platform.

As well as enabling the faster electrification of existing vehicle platforms, it enables high horsepower and torque, a lightweight design (around 385 kg) and improved electric drivetrain efficiency of up to 96%.

With a continuous output of 360 kW and a maximum torque of 24,700 N m for vehicles up to 44 tonnes, the CeTrax 2’s electric mid-drive is operated with smooth and almost imperceptible gear changes thanks to its smooth shifting. Drawing on ZF’s decades of transmission and electrification experience, gear changes are calculated by the onboard ECU and executed automatically by the e-actuators.

Mass production of CeTrax 2 is expected to begin with a major global truck manufacturer in 2023.

Electric Power Steering (EPS). ZF’s new Electric Power Steering (EPS) provides fundamental technology for the transformation of the commercial vehicle industry towards electrification. Drawing on the Group’s extensive experience in passenger cars, the EPS is suitable for a wide range of medium and heavy trucks as well as coaches and city buses. It also provides a building block for the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems, supporting the commercial vehicle industry’s autonomous driving ambitions.

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Replacing the hydraulic pump with an integrated electric motor makes the steering system independent of the vehicle’s transmission and eliminates the need for hydraulic fluid. As a result, the system supports industry sustainability and makes this technology a perfect fit for electric vehicle architectures.

Enabling zero local emissions for battery and fuel cell electric vehicles, it also optimizes the driving experience with its quiet and smooth electric operation. Applicable to all powertrain concepts, EPS perfectly meets the requirements of electric vehicle architectures.

Built to the highest Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL D) and available in 24V and 48V variants and supporting outputs up to 8000 N m, the Modular EPS has a scalable design, meeting various packaging requirements.

ZF’s EPS is currently ready for steering by cable and, with redundant architecture, can support future autonomous driving functions up to level 5. As an active steering system, the EPS can be integrate with ADAS to support safety functions including, for example, continuous driving. lane keeping.

Utility vehicle power take-off (PTO). eWorX, ZF’s electrified utility vehicle power take-off (PTO) system, was leveraged to drive on-board work equipment. As a fully integrated system, eWorX offers significant value for vehicle and body builders as a modular, standardized and intelligent system that combines all the functions needed for on-board equipment electrification in a single compact unit.

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Providing a familiar mechanical interface, eWorX supports bodybuilders by removing the need to process the driveline of an electrified vehicle while equipping it with work equipment. Representing a major step in the electric transformation of commercial vehicles, the eWorX solution offers zero local emissions and significantly reduces noise levels, making it easier to operate in cities and residential areas.

How to clean gym clothes the right way without losing elasticity or wicking

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This story is part Tips for the houseCNET’s collection of handy tips for getting the most out of your home, inside and out.

At the end of a long week, laundry is the last thing I want to deal with. I definitely don’t want to separate my clothes into multiple loads to prolong the process. While I’m not judging you for tossing your delicates with jeans and lights, I strongly recommend that you remove your gym clothes to wash separately.

Due to the materials used, sportswear can be difficult to clean without losing elasticity or absorbency, and preventing pilling. Most sportswear is made of polyester, nylon, and other materials that can wear out quickly if not washed properly. And that’s not to mention how easily these garments accumulate sweat, lint and dirt.

You probably spent a pretty penny on your leggings, sports bras, gym shorts and yoga pants, so you’ll want to wash them properly to extend the life of each item. Here’s how. (For more tips on how to clean your fitness equipment and accessories, see our guide on the best way to cleaning a yoga mat and how to clean running shoes.)

Read more: Best fitness trackers for 2022

What you’ll need to get started

To clean your gym clothes, you will only need a few supplies that you probably have at home.

  • Detergent
  • Woolite or another detergent for delicate fabrics
  • Vinegar (optional)
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Most of your sportswear can be washed in the washing machine on the gentle cycle with cold water.

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The best way to clean sportswear

Most of your sportswear can be machine washed. Washing machine on a gentle cycle with cold water. As with any other load, separate the dark from the light and turn all clothes inside out before putting them in the washing machine.

Leggings, shorts, yoga and sweatpants

Most machine washable items are easy to wash. After heaping and turning the clothes, add detergent and start the cold cycle. Water temperature is critical. Hot water can damage fabric fibers, and most detergents are designed to work better in cold water anyway.

Cotton workout clothes, like many t-shirts, can be washed on a normal cycle, but stick in cold water.

Pro Tip: If your clothes still smell after machine washing, soak them in water with a cup of white vinegar for about 30 minutes, then machine wash them again.

Sports bras

I recommend washing your sports bras by hand to prevent the padding from bunching or creasing. Simply fill your sink with cold water and add about half a cup of Woolite or another delicate detergent. Leave to soak for 30 minutes to an hour before rinsing with clear water.

Athletic shoes

For a complete overview on cleaning running shoes, check out our guide here.

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The best way to dry sportswear is to lay it flat.

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How to dry sports clothes

I know it’s tempting to throw your clothes in the dryer for a quicker process, but it’s best to skip the dryer when it comes to activewear. Heat can damage the fibers, making your workout clothes less stretchy, tighter and pilling. It’s best to lay gym clothes flat and let them air dry, so the clothes can retain their shape.

Looking for more workout recommendations? Check four ways to make your workouts more enjoyableand how you can lose weight and gain muscle at the same time.

Clothing and equipment more suitable for fitness

The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical or health advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have about a medical condition or health goals.

The “men” in menswear are more fluid than ever

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Men’s fashion is becoming more and more versatile. This doesn’t strictly mean clothes meant to cover the workday and drinks on the weekend. They are also clothes that correspond to broader notions of gender and masculinity.

This flexibility was on display during New York Men’s Day, which took place on Friday during New York Fashion Week. Despite the name of the event, the collections of the 10 emerging designers featured included genderless clothing as well as clothing that played with traditional menswear as much as they embraced it.

At A.Potts, there were items like long, draped tops and dresses meant for everyone to wear.

Terry Singh teamed cropped tuxedo jackets and military jackets with pleated wraps skimming the ankle. The scarves could hold up to five sizes, according to Singh, and fastened with hooks rather than buttons.

“I don’t believe in pimples. We don’t need to be restricted anymore,” Singh said.

Nobis, a luxury outerwear maker that sponsored the event, offered items that design director Michael Kerr said were aimed at customers who might need protection from the cold and heat. rain when they cycled to the office. This customer, who may or may not identify as a man, could choose from more typical parkas and puffer jackets as well as pieces like a fitted wrap coat with a waist belt.

“The idea is to design the best product, think about the differences between body types, and design it to be fluid,” Kerr explained. “We like to say ‘asexual’.”

The evolution of menswear into more fluid territory is far from new at this point. But where it was once centered on a handful of men’s blouses on the Gucci catwalk and unisex merchandising at a few retailers, it’s now much more mainstream. Today, it hardly seems controversial when Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt or Timothée Chalamet walk the red carpet in skirts or halter tops.

The trend is contributing to the surge in sales in the menswear market.

In terms of style, New York Men’s Day clothing covered a wide range. Todd Patrick, named after designer Desyree Nicole’s brother, updated mid-century American sportswear. Fried Rice came up with a more rave-appropriate wardrobe, including baggy cargo pants with dangling suspenders.

There were plenty of menswear essentials in the collections, like designer Teddy Vonranson’s car coats, camp shirts and tailored jackets in desert-inspired tones like stone and clay. Bomber jackets and cargo pants have appeared in several presentations. (Cargo pants still have plenty of life left in them, if New York Men’s Day was any indication.)

But several designers seemed to be looking for a new path, for ideas on virility as much as on men’s fashion.

California winemakers switch to night harvest during heatwave

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Many Central Coast wineries have changed their harvest plans due to the recent California heat wave and ongoing climate change issues. During the peak Labor Day heat, winemakers scrambled to protect their product during harvest. Some rushed to pluck them from the vine before grapes for wine turned into raisin snacks. Harvesting usually starts early in the morning, but the recent heat wave and climate change have resulted in a late night harvest. forced to make critical decisions. “If it was a normal year, we probably wouldn’t have started for another week or two, but a week of extreme heat triggered all sorts of things,” said John Bargetto, managing partner. for Regan Vineyards.Regan Vineyards in Corralitos has 53 acres of 12 different grape varieties. the harvest would take place early in the morning, but come Friday, a change of schedule is necessary. Harvesting will begin at 10 p.m. and continue until 4 a.m. ee heat. The work is not comfortable. It’s just overcast 95 to 100 degrees. It’s hard to work in these temperatures and I, people have decided to work at night,” Bargetto said. Harvesting at night is primarily for worker safety, but it’s also ideal so the grapes are fresh when they arrive at the winery to be “Unlike hot grapes loaded into bins and transferred onto the truck, they can be shipped to the winery and turned into hot fruit,” Bargetto said. According to the latest 2020 Santa Cruz County Crop Report, the value of the grapes was over $4.8 million on approximately 670 acres of production. And more and more farmers are turning to late-night harvesting.

Many Central Coast wineries have changed their harvest plans due to the recent California heat wave and ongoing climate change issues.

During the peak Labor Day heat, winemakers scrambled to protect their product during harvest. Some rushed to pluck them from the vine before grapes for wine turned into raisin snacks.

Harvesting usually starts early in the morning, but the recent heat wave and climate change have resulted in a late night harvest.

When temperatures soar into triple digits, farmers are forced to make crucial decisions.

“If it was a normal year we probably wouldn’t have started for another week or two, but a week of extreme heat triggered all sorts of things,” said John Bargetto, managing partner of Regan Vineyards.

Regan Vineyards in Corralitos has 53 acres of 12 different grape varieties.

“The flavor is there. It’s ready to roll,” Bargetto pointed out that the Pinot Grigio grapes are ripe for the picking.

For the past two years, the harvest has taken place early in the morning, but come Friday, a change of schedule is in order.

The harvest will begin at 10 p.m. and will continue until 4 a.m.

The plan was drawn up by Bargetto’s foreman for 25 years, Jesus Figueroa.

“The reason is the heat. The work is not comfortable. It’s just between 95 and 100 degrees. It’s difficult to work in these temperatures and me, people have decided to work at night,” Bargetto said. .

Harvesting at night is above all for the safety of the workers, but it is also ideal so that the grapes are fresh when they arrive at the cellar to be pressed.

“Unlike hot grapes loaded into bins and transferred to the truck, they can be shipped to the winery and turned into hot fruit,” Bargetto said.

According to the latest 2020 Santa Cruz County Crop Report, the value of the grapes was over $4.8 million from approximately 670 acres of production.

And more and more farmers are turning to night harvesting.

Robert Richard Lloyd – The Sidney Sun-Telegraph

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Robert Richard Lloyd, 92, died peacefully at his home in Mesa, AZ on August 24, 2022.

In 1961, he purchased Snyder’s men’s clothing and in 1964, he purchased Fines’ women’s clothing. On July 26, 1966, he married Rose Mary (Ogden) Booth. He owned and operated Snyder’s and Fine’s until his retirement in 1996. In 2007, Bob and Rose Mary moved to Mesa, Arizona.

Bob was a proud member of the Masons, Shriners, VFW, Elks, Kiwanis and Legion.

Bob will be fondly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Rose Mary; children: Steve Lloyd and his wife Jamie, his children Derek Lloyd and his wife Brooke, Melanie Taylor and her husband Jesse; Scott Lloyd and his wife Kathy, children Jennifer Tennant and husband Justin, Jessica Lloyd and Emily Lloyd; Sandy Mitchell, her children Mindy Rule, Anthony Pittam and Jon Pittam; Roxanne Carlton and her husband Kevin, her children Christine Von Seggern and Andrew Von Seggern and his wife Tanna. Sister: Carol Butler and his wife Dale. 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.

Bob was predeceased by his parents and his brother: James Lloyd.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, September 16 at Mountain View Cemetery 7900 E. Main St, Mesa, AZ 85207 with a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. at Palmas Del Sol Club House 6209 E. McKellips, Mesa AZ 85215. Rose Mary currently resides at 6209 E McKellips, Space 83, Mesa AZ 85215. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children at lovetotherescue.org

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Need advice: Replacing my Tata Nano AMT with a budget of 7 lacs

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Major competitors include, but are not limited to, the Renault Kwid, Maruti Alto K10, Maruti Ignis, and Grand i10 NIOS.

BHPian MADisMynAMe recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I’m in a dilemma of buying a reliable and easy to drive car for the city. Below is what is required in the new car. (I didn’t specify them in order so forgive me for that). It’s a long thread, so please bear with me.

  • Space (Our Nano and Seltos pampered us)
  • Hassle-free service
  • Hassle-free gearbox
  • An adequate engine with a good FE
  • Good headroom and high seat
  • Features (fog lights, wheel covers, defogger, rear electric windows)
  • VFM Awards
  • Not a demo/used car

We had ignored some vehicles from the start: –

  • Datsun Go and Go+:- Low sales and poor service with lack of spare parts.
  • Tata cars:- Service experience, AMT issues (specified in more detail below).
  • Renault Triber:- The 7 places would never be used.
  • sedans:- Too long for the city.
  • Mahindra KUV1OO NXT:- Boring look and lack of spares with the worry of stopping.

These are the cars originally considered but abandoned:

  • Maruti Alto (800):- Small, spacious enough with covered bases for 5 lakh OTR was VFM enough for us. However, it was a manual and the fact that the new one was around the corner kept us waiting. After seeing the K10, it seems simple.
  • Datsun Redi-Go:- Parents hated the look, brand value was average and space was less. But it was enough VFM for a 1L engine with AT for 5 lakh OTR. We almost booked it but were more into the Kwid. Now that Datsun is gone, I feel like it was a super city car ruined by the brand.
  • Maruti S-Presso:- It looked quite spacious and feature-rich in the videos. However, seeing it in real life, we found it to be a butter box on wheels with 0-star security and few features on the Nano (touchscreen only to be precise!). Abandoned ASAP.
  • Citroen C3:- Dad loved the look but it was textbook only with missing basics at a high price. The lack of showrooms in Goa was also a big disappointment and a question about spare parts for the cars kept running through our minds.
  • VW Polo (GT):- The car was my choice (fast and nimble FTD DNA). But the space and appearance were disappointing and the asking price was over budget.
  • Hyundai I20 (N line):- My choice again but too powerful and out of budget.

Cars considered: –

  • Maruti Alto K10:- At launch, we loved the look and the features on offer were good enough for us. It was also roomy inside and the price of 6.25 lakh OTR for the base auto was quite VFM.
  • Renault Kwid:- The car was adored by my father until the launch of the Alto K10. Still, he likes the features it offers, its looks, and its price.

Other cars above price that have been appreciated and can be considered:-

  • Maruti Ignis:- Dad liked it for its funky design, good feature list and vehicle vibe.
  • Hyundai Grand I10 Nios:- The car looked smart, feature-rich and the interiors were gorgeous.
  • Renault Kiger:- The car looked compact, funky and the colors were fabulous! He loved it and the NA engine is his choice.
  • Maruti Baleno:- My sister liked its design and the feature set reminded us of our Seltos (HUD, 360 camera). The car can be considered.
  • Maruti Brezza:- The design was appreciated and the position was high. It was pretty premium and the feature set was lovely. My dad could stretch for the basic self.

I would like to know the best car for the city by our fellow BHPians. Thanks in advance.

Here is what BHPian KPR should say about it:

Alto K10 & Kwid are good choices. But you can’t ignore the Tata Punch Adventure variant given the security tag it has at around 7L in budget. There is no well-built VFM car at ~7L today except Tata Punch or Tiago. I’m not a fan of their cars and especially their mediocre 1.2NA engine. But what choice do we have when it comes to build quality in a car priced around 7L?!

Here is what BHPian Malyaj should say about it:

I would recommend the Honda Jazz. The CVT is said to be just over 10L in Goa. Hassle-free ownership, large space and decent all round. Stretching for the base Brezza/Kiger variant is not a good idea IMHO, as they don’t come with the all important rear wiper, which you will badly need in the monsoons of Goa.

Here is what BHPian AYP should say about it:

Strictly within your budget, I don’t think a car comes with a rear defogger. Besides the defogger, the Kwid Climber seems to meet all your requirements and would be my choice. However, a big miss in the automatic Kwid is the lack of a manual mode. You can research this and see if this is a deal breaker for you or not. For this very reason, I would stick with the Alto. I would go for the Kwid only in its manual form.

Other options slightly above your budget that I recommend over the Kwid are-

i10 Nios Magna-

It’s 2 segments above the Kwid and overall a better buy compared to the Kwid.

Ignis Delta-

The Delta is quite VFM and has the best 1.2 NA engine in its segment. The only thing it lacks in this variant is the defogger. Although you can get the Ignis Zeta for around 35,000 more which not only gives you defog but also a rear wiper. You also get an SUV like 180mm ground clearance with the Ignis.

Celerio and the WagonR-

I wouldn’t look at those options because you can get a lot more Nios Magna and Ignis Delta VFMs at very similar prices.

Of the other options you listed, the Brezza seems like the best choice given its (most likely) 4-star safety rating. It’s the only car on your shortlists to have a proper automatic. However, while the VXI isn’t poorly equipped, in real life it might not be very reminiscent of the Seltos with its limited but sufficient features. It lacks the HUD and 360 camera.

That being said, if you decide to stretch for the Brezza, you also have the option of the Kiger Turbo, Magnite Turbo, i20 NA, Jazz and Amaze, all of which come with a proper automatic transmission (CVT) . You can get the best variants of these cars for the price of the Brezza VXI AT.

Here is what BHPian bijims should say about it:

Strictly sticking to your budget, the Alto K10 would be the better choice against the Renault Kwid in my opinion. the engine and gearbox are much better than the Kwid, having driven and experienced the Kwid one of my members owns, they are all fancy gadgets with an SUVish look, nothing else, service, parts spares and everything else would be much cheaper with Maruti too. The Alto with the K-series engine is a proven formula and excellent drummer’s car.
Now, if you’re willing to stretch your budget, better skip the AMTs and get a car with a proper automatic gearbox like:

  • Hyundai i20 Sportz IVT at 10.42 lakhs OTR and Hyundai i20 Sportz DCT at 11.49 lakhs OTR are good cars to choose from in the segment with best in class space and functionality. The DCT would also be fun to drive with the same engine and gearbox combination used in the i20 N-line, Venue, Sonet and Verna.
  • I wouldn’t recommend the AMT versions of the Kiger and Magnite, you better save a few bucks and go for the Kwid instead, but the CVT is a completely different beast and is a valid choice. The Kiger RXT(O) Turbo CVT and Magnite XV Turbo CVT have a similar price of around 11.40 lakhs OTR.
  • The Maruti Suzuki Brezza VXI AT costs just under 13 lakhs OTR, if you are willing to go that far, then the Toyota Urban Cruiser Mid-Grade AT at 12 lakhs OTR with other deep discounts of up to Rs. 70 000 from dealerships would be a good choice provided you are okay with an older generation Brezza twin. the next option would be the Hyundai Venue S(O) DCT at 12.80 lakhs OTR.

Here is what BHPian shancz should say about it:

Hint:

  • Ignis : suits your needs well, the downer being the AMT gearbox. Since you’re working with the AMT, the Ignis shouldn’t be a problem but check a TD.
  • Brezza : not exactly compact but it’s the only true automatic in your list.
  • i10 Nios : for a compact car, it’s quite good and Hyundai’s AMTs have good reviews. The seat height is lower than the other two.

No idea about Renault cars, I’ll leave them to you.

Take long TDs of all cars, preferably back to back, and decide what works for you.

Read BHPian’s comments for more ideas and information.

Tory Sport launches fall 2022 collection – WWD

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Tory Burch launched his latest collection of luxury sportswear for Tory Sport on Tuesday. For the Fall 2022 season, the designer continued to drive optimism forward through versatile American sportswear styles designed for every day.

Like her recent mainline ready-to-wear collections, Burch noted Claire McCardell as inspiration for her, “the pioneering concept of a capsule collection – comprised of effortlessly interchangeable separates. Focusing on versatile pieces and easy to layer, we introduce a turtleneck dress, quilted skirts and cropped pants.

A look from Tory Sport for Fall 2022.

In addition, the return of travel influenced this idea of ​​adventure and “freedom of movement and convertibility” with a mix of luxurious and accessible lifestyle layers, such as in a tailored wool convertible coat or an oversized blazer. with removable ballistic nylon dickies, or a bomber jacket. jacket with zipped sleeves that can be transformed into a vest and a backpack-pouch. The idea of ​​multi-faceted functionality is also found in the collection’s technical fabrications: laser-cut four-way stretch fabric, terry merino, cashmere wool, quilted semi-matte polyester, Calvary twill, ripstop nylon woven with fine Italian yarn, durable melton loden merino wool and more.

A look from Tory Sport for Fall 2022.

The collection’s lookbook offered sartorial appeal through a smart, layered approach to its technical golf, hiking, walking (i.e., tracksuit) and tennis layers; sleek technical outerwear and accessories with elevated sportswear (merino cashmere wide-leg pants, a boxy polo shirt, and tailored menswear-inspired jackets and blazers). Across all categories, the fall collection is subtly inspired by retro nostalgia with seasonal ’70s-inspired floral, wallpaper and abstract prints (particularly strong on a quilted vest), plus a best-selling Fair Isle pattern updated in filament sweaters.

A look from Tory Sport for Fall 2022.

“Colorful details – buttons, needled polka dots and seasonal interior labels round out the collection with lightness and artistry,” the designer told WWD of the collection’s palette of earthy greens, lemony yellows and sesame. , natural heather, allspice, root, wine and black undertones.

A look from Tory Sport for fall 2022

The Division Heartland Leak Reveals Screenshots and 45-Player PvEvP Mode

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The heart of the division leaked on Ubisoft’s own digital store. Game details, including screenshots, have been posted on the site. Eager users were quick to investigate the new listing and found some unexpected details waiting for them. These details included more information about the free-to-play PvEvP mode.

The Heartland Division leak on Twitter

User @Unknown1Z1 captured the leaked information and posted the video recording to Twitter.

The details of the game, whose release date is “Coming Soon”, have been listed in the product description. Here is everything that was revealed:

Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland is a free-to-play survival action multiplayer shooter set in a small town in Central America.

Massive PvEvP in Storm Ops

Fight together in 45-player PvEvP Storm Ops against a group of dangerous Rogue Agents, an aggressive faction known as the Vultures, while surviving a deadly virus.

Prepare the battlefield in PvE Excursion Operations

Complete PvE missions, gather gear, activate alerts and prepare the battlefield in Excursion Operations.

Progress and adapt to survive

Play as one of six agents and choose between three classes each match, each with their own perks and skills.

The information posted on the site has since been removed. It was likely released earlier than expected ahead of a planned reveal lining up with Ubisoft Forward. Ubisoft’s event takes place on September 10.

While enthusiastic The Division fans will appreciate getting this first look at the standalone free-to-play title, Ubisoft surely won’t be happy with the seemingly accidental leak.

Expect to hear more about The Division Heartland during Ubisoft Forward later this week.

In other PlayStation news, Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford wants you to buy his ugly shirts for “charity”. Konami might announce a new Suikoden game during the Tokyo Game Show. Here are some fun PS4 and PS5 indies set to launch in September 2022.

[H/T TheGamer]

Check the features, specifications and expected price

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The new Citroën C5 Aircross is expected to feature the same 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The engine develops a maximum power of 175 hp and 400 Nm of maximum torque.

French automaker Citroën is set to launch the facelifted version of its premium flagship SUV, the C5 Aircross, in India on September 7. additions.

The new Citroën C5 Aircross is also expected to see a price increase starting at Rs 32.24 lakh.

Design

The C5 Aircross facelift gets a conventional-looking nose that replaces the split headlight look of the previous model. The new headlights will be wraparound units that diverge at the outer edges, with LED daytime running lights depending on model. The Citroën chevron logo is separate from the pattern and is placed independently.

On the sides, it’s flanked by matte black roof rails, gloss black ORVM, B-pillars and newly designed 18-inch wheels.

The new model is expected to receive new alloy wheel designs for all variants. At the rear, the taillights have been updated with rectangular lighting elements and a dark finish.

Interior

There have been major changes inside the C5 Aircross, including the addition of a larger 10-inch touchscreen.

The automatic gearbox shifter was replaced with a rocker switch and a revised switching mechanism for other functions. As with Citroën, the front seats are now better padded, with 15 mm of additional padding, with heating and cooling functions. The facelift model also gets more USB ports in the cabin and wireless charging.

Features and Safety

The new Citroën C5 Aircross receives a panoramic sunroof and a flat-bottomed multifunction steering wheel.

It should also be equipped with forward collision prevention, an adaptive cruise control system with a stop-and-go function, lane keeping assistance and several airbags.

The facelift model will also feature a windshield wiper, dual exhaust tips and wraparound LED taillights with new rear graphics.

Powertrain

The new Citroën C5 Aircross is expected to feature the same 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The engine develops a maximum power of 175 hp and 400 Nm of maximum torque.

Ind vs Pak: Irfan Pathan and Wasim Akram gear up in the gym for ‘battle on the pitch’

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India will face Pakistan in their first Super 4 clash on Sunday, September 4. Ahead of the big encounter between the arch-rivals, former India cricketer Irfan Pathan and ex-Pakistan captain Wasim Akram shared a reel to their Instagram handles, looking for the battle on the pitch.

The two are seen training in the gym, doing planks and warming up to watch both teams in action. They captioned the video as follows: “Gym battle finished and dusted. Now let’s move on to the field. #indvspak”

In the video, Akram was seen in high spirits with the Indian cricketer.

However, cricketers from both nations are still seen sharing banter with each other. Before the Asian Cup matches, it was seen how Virat Kohli and Babar Azam shook hands and greeted each other. In another video, Shaheen Shah Afridi was seen talking about his injury to Kohli and also having a chat with Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. However, on the pitch things are quite different as the match becomes like a battle between the two.

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This is the second time the two teams will face each other in this tournament as they first met in the group stage where India won against Pakistan by five wickets. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja had stitched together the sleeves in which Pandya starred with his winning shot in the stadium.

Moreover, in India’s second group stage game against Hong Kong, Suryakumar Yadav starred with a stellar shot of an unbeaten 68 from just 26 balls. With him, former India captain Kohli also made 59 out of 44 balls and the pair sewed 98 runs together.

Pakistan, although losing the first game of the group stage, won the next against Hong Kong by a massive margin of 155 points.

However, heading into today’s clash, India and Pakistan are both facing injury concerns. Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury, while Avesh Khan won’t be seen in the match as he isn’t feeling well. And on the other side, Pakistan’s Shahnawaz Dahani won’t be seen in action as he suffers from side strain.

In such a scenario, it will be quite interesting to see which team will emerge victorious in the end.

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Where to Buy Balenciaga’s Winter 2022 Boot Collection?Release Date and More Explored

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Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga, led by Demna, held its Fall-Winter 2022 fashion show, dubbed the “360° Show”, on March 6, 2022.

In the latest drop from the 360° collection, the Spanish label has released three pairs of flowy boots for pre-order. Deemed the Winter Boot 2022 collection, these new drops were launched for pre-order on Balenciaga’s official e-commerce site on September 3, 2022.


Learn more about Balenciaga’s new fluid 3-piece Winter Boot collection

New collection of gender fluid 3-piece winter boots by Balenciaga (Image via Sportskeeda)
New collection of gender fluid 3-piece winter boots by Balenciaga (Image via Sportskeeda)

For the 360° collection, Balenciaga has reinvented its silhouettes and the same can be seen in the new collection of three-piece boots.

Leading the pack is the Waders 90mm boot, a shoe silhouette that has been seen on the 360° show track several times. The upper of the boots is made of matte black calfskin. This drop is one of the boldest silhouettes in the collection and features a knife-edge stiletto heel.

The stiletto heel is paired with a boot upper silhouette that extends to the knees. The tip features a 90mm arch, meaning the pair will add a great amount of height to any towering fashionista. Because of this height, the boot blurs the boundaries between men’s and women’s spaces even more.

The second boot in the collection is the Glove 80mm. The silhouette is crafted from soft sheepskin, coated in a glossy black hue. It features a steep slant and an 80mm arch, curved inside the heel. The silhouette’s title is apt, considering it features a glove-heel finish.

The 80mm glove adds even more style with a round toe and interior zipper, giving a feminine touch to the look. Boots lean towards an edgy aesthetic and look great when paired with baggy sweatpants, which is a more approachable look for menswear.

The Hummer is the third and final silhouette in the collection and follows a more relaxed and approachable approach. The pair is made of matte black calfskin. It boasts a vintage vibe thanks to its traditional above-the-knee silhouette.

Along with this, the boot features an untraditional round toe, which is slightly asymmetrical and adds a bolder design detail to the otherwise simplistic pair.

The most eye-catching detail, however, is the chunky sole, which adds more style and height to the boots.


The three-piece boot collection is currently available for pre-order via Balenciaga’s official e-commerce site.


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Cost of fishing gear, bait increasing as interest grows

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FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio — Don Moore is the owner of Harbor Bait and Tackle. He said large fishing nets are a popular tool for enthusiasts.


What do you want to know

  • The owner of Harbor Bait and Tackle says the cost of fishing gear has risen
  • He said bait has also become more expensive
  • He said items that need to be shipped from other countries have increased the most

“We have two piers nearby that are eight to 12 feet from the water, so we need something that will go that far,” Moore said.

Moore said prices for items like fishing nets have gone up.

“It’s about 20% more than January of this year,” Moore said of the big net.

Moore said he doesn’t have time to catch bait like minnows himself, so he buys them in bunches from someone who collects them. Moore said those costs have increased by 25% and are being passed on to the consumer.

“They are becoming more and more difficult to raise. A bit of that was the winters we went through. Minnows, it only takes a group effort to capture those in the lake,” Moore said.

He said many people have taken up fishing as a hobby since the pandemic, increasing the number of people who need new gear.

He said the fishing line price change will not show up on a receipt, assuming you can find it.

“It’s more uptime than anything,” Moore said of the fishing line.

And the price of chilled bait hasn’t budged since it’s from Canada.

“You get so much that it really takes care of that extra cost for shipping,” Moore said.

But Moore said the other products he sells aren’t made in North America, which increases shipping costs.

Overall, Moore said the hobby of fishing now comes with a higher price tag.

Motorcyclists urged to wear protective gear

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New data from a survey of around 1,000 motorcyclists has prompted a safety recall from the state government, following attitudes about speeding and protective gear.

The 2021 annual report from the Transport Accidents Commission (TAC) Motorcycle Safety Monitor showed an increase in the number of respondents (41%) admitting to exceeding the speed limit in a 60km/h zone, while 45% admitted to having exceeded the limit in an area of ​​100 km. /h speed zone.

The report also states that only 55% of respondents wore appropriate motorcycle pants on every trip, and the wearing of boots on every trip fell from 76% in 2020 to 68% in 2021.

“It is encouraging that most Victorian cyclists wear their safety gear most of the time. But it’s those short journeys, warm weather journeys and commuting where we want to see more cyclists protect themselves, ”said Roads and Road Safety Minister Ben Carroll.

“The unexpected can happen at any time and that’s why it’s so important to wear the protective gear you have, on every ride – if you have the gear, wear it.

The state government and TAC launched ‘The Gear Box‘, which tells the story of five motorcyclists who suffered road trauma but were saved by their protective gear in an attempt to encourage motorcyclists, like those at Wyndham, to wear their safety gear.

Active Collective Wrinkles Fashion Wave Fitness

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Skecher | Photo by Betsy Zanjani

Betsy Zanjani, Contributing Writer | Thursday, September 1, 2022

Held August 23-24 at Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, California, this edition featured over 600 brands and attracted over 400 registered retailers. “Since arriving at Paséa, buyers have really appreciated the intimate setting and the quality of the exhibitors,” said Devon Ranger, associate director of the show.

Hector Tamayo, Retail Manager for Rancho La Puerta in Mexico, made Active Collective “My only buying trip every year. It’s the main show for me to meet and work with vendors in person,” he said.

Skechers launched its new line as a complement to its shoes, renaming itself “the brand of comfort”. Brad Meyer, Key Account Executive, explained, “We cater to the 50-60 year old customer who has been underserved. Our clothes are for the everyday person, not necessarily for training. High waisted leggings at $18-$26 were top sellers.

Vuori entered the market as a premium men’s brand and later added women’s brands. The performance jogger has quickly become the “reliance piece”. With currently 22 company-owned retail stores, it is launching its first international store in London. Dream knits feature a soft, silky feel while delivering the same performance qualities the brand is known for. The Daily Drawstring Leggings are priced at $42.

Koral presented its latest collection, featuring special fabric effects such as eyelet, flocking and snakeskin textures. Vice President of Sales Sarah Choufani said, “Buyers come to us for our fashion.” Her new style, the $43 tennis skort, was very well received.

spiritual mobsterthe brainchild of Ian Lopatin, who as a yoga teacher brought hip-hop into his classes, set a cool vibe for the activewear line.

sweaty bettywith a loyal international customer base, has now focused its growth plans on the US specialty market with its attributes of butt sculpting, sweat licking and COOLMAX fabrications.

The start of…, formerly a textile company, has made inroads with its sustainable, chemical-free line. Its 3D textures are strategically placed for maximum shaping. The company is currently working with key retailers on private label programs.

Arrazantty works in tandem with Texneo to streamline the yarn-to-garment process, providing a competitive advantage over Asian production. This Brazilian-made alternative offers less transit time, is environmentally friendly and affordable.

Men’s rugby welcomes the Citadel for the opening of the 2022 season

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Annapolis, Maryland- Navy Men’s Rugby begins its inaugural season as a college program with a non-conference game against The Citadel on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Prusmack Rugby Complex.

“We couldn’t be more excited for our inaugural varsity game this weekend against the Citadel. As we take our first steps as a varsity team, our challenge is how good this team can be,” said the head coach. Gavin Hickie. “We are working to deepen a number of key positions within the team, but we have been very encouraged by the enthusiasm and work ethic of some of our extras who are eager to show what they can do. We have a team full of guys who are desperate to play for Navy rugby and lead the way as the premier Navy varsity rugby team.”

Historical program
Although this is the first year Navy Rugby has competed as a varsity sport, the program has a proud history as a club sport that began in 1963. Since its founding, the Midshipmen have had 42 All-Americans United States Rugby League and were the D-1 runner-up in 1994. One of the best players in the program’s history was Connor McNerney, who won the 2018 Rudy Scholz Award for Best College Rugby Player in the United States. United.

Gavin Hickie Profile

Gavin Hickie has been director of rugby and head coach of the men’s team since 2017. In his five years at the helm, he is 40-13 and has led the Mids to 10 or more wins on three occasions.

Hickie is from Dublin, Ireland and graduated from University College Dublin in 2003. His playing career began with Leinster, where he helped the team win the Celtic League in 2001. He also competed for London Irish RFC, Worcester Warriors. , and the Leicester Tigers, where he was part of the team that won the 2007 Guinness Premiership.

His coaching career began in 2007 at secondary level as forwards coach for Leicester Academy. After serving as an assistant coach at Belmont Shore Rugby Football Club, Hickie accepted his first head coaching job at Woodrow Wilson High School. He moved to the college level in 2012, becoming a head coach at Dartmouth University. Hickie led the Big Green to Ivy League championships 15 and 7 in five seasons at the helm. The team made the Varsity Cup quarter-finals (15s) in 2013, ’14 and ’16. Dartmouth also won the CRC (7s) in 2012 and qualified for the quarter-finals from 2013 to 2016. Additionally, Dartmouth won the USA Rugby 7s in 2012 and placed third in 2013.

Hickie is also the author of Rugby Revealed (published by Bloomsbury), one of the best-selling rugby books on Amazon.

Rugby East Conference
Navy competes in the Rugby East Conference, where they took second place a season ago. The league is made up of 11 teams (Army, Kutztown, Mary Washington, Mount St. Mary’s, Navy, Notre Dame College, Penn State, Queens, Southern Virginia, St. Bonaventure, Virginia Tech) and is divided into North and South Divisions. . Teams have the opportunity to earn points in each conference game to determine their standings at the end of the season. A team receives four points for a win, two for a tie and zero for a loss. Teams can also earn a bonus point per game by scoring four tries or more or losing by seven points or less.

The champion of each division receives an automatic invitation to the playoffs. The two teams with the next highest point total, regardless of division, will receive the next two playoff invites. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by, 1. who wins the head-to-head encounter, 2. the number of bonus points scored, and 3. the final point differential.

Rugby Laws
A rugby match consists of two 40-minute halves with 15 players from each team. Teams attempt to score tries (like a touchdown in football) by passing the ball over the try line (like the end zone in football) and dropping the ball. Teams receive five points for each try. The scoring team will then attempt to kick a conversion through the goalpost uprights from where the try was scored for an additional two points. Teams also have the option of scoring three points on a field goal when a penalty is called.

Although it resembles football, rugby is different because the game is continuous. Players can run, pass or kick the ball, but can only pass the ball backwards and the defending team can only tackle the player carrying the ball. All players play both attack and defense throughout the game.

Rugby positions
Each team has 15 players on the field. Players wear jerseys numbered 1 to 15 depending on their position. Numbers 1 through 8 are known as forwards and numbers 9 through 15 are known as backs. Forwards clash in scrums and lineouts, while fullbacks are generally faster and more elusive players.

Free Head (#1): In the front row of scrums with the head outside the opponent’s right head.

Hooker (#2): Front row of scrums and hooks for the ball. Usually throws the ball into the lineouts.

Tighthead Prop (#3): In the front row of scrums with his head between the opposing hooker and the loose prop. Usually the strongest player on the team.

Number 4 Lock (#4): Usually one of the taller players and competes for the ball during lineouts.

Number 5 Lock (#5): Usually one of the taller players and competes for the ball during lineouts.

Blindside Flanker (#6): On the short side of the scrum. Generally a heavy tackler and running back.

Openside Flanker (#7): One of the fastest forwards and one of the highest work rates.

8 Man (#8): Usually the biggest running back on the team. Also a dominant tackler.

Scrum half (#9): Puts the ball into the scrum and passes the ball away from each ruck.

Fly Half (#10): The decider of the team. The position that calls all team plays.

Left winger (#11): One of the quickest players on the team.

Inside Center (#12): Usually a heavy ball carrier and dominant tackler.

Outside Center (#13): Usually a heavy ball carrier and dominant tackler.

Right Winger (#14): One of the quickest players on the team.

Fullback (#15): Usually a counter-attacking threat and the last line of defense.

Meet the captains
Coach Gavin Hickie seniors named Jack McMahon, Lewis Gray, Dale Sturdifen and Matthew Thibodaux as captains for the 2022 season.

Jack McMahon | 8 men | Sr | Orland Park, Illinois.
“Jack has been a mainstay of the team since his youth and has grown to be the leader of the team. A hard worker, excellent lineout jumper and dominant tackler, Jack leads from the front and provides a calming presence to the rest of the team,” Hickie said.

Lewis Gray | Fly Half | Sr | Jupiter, Florida.
“Lewis is the team decision maker and probably the most talented player on the Navy team. His passing with both hands is very accurate and he has an exceptional kicking game. Lewis is the heartbeat of team,” Hickie said.

Dale Sturdifen | Wing | Sr | Clarksville, Virginia.
“Dale is an electric and aggressive winger. We try to get the ball into Dale’s hands as often as possible because he always puts the team on the front foot. Dale is a dangerous attacking player and every space will punish the opposing defense .” said Hickie.

Matthew Thibodaux | Accessory | Sr | Natchitoches, La.
“Matthew is the strongest player on the team and is our pivot at scrum time. He’s a fierce tackler and big running back. One of the smartest and hardest hitting guys in the game. team,” Hickie said.

Next
The Mids will stay in Annapolis next week for their first conference game of the season against Southern Virginia. Kick-off is set for Saturday, September 10 at 1 p.m.

Jackery launches its brand new solar generator, a step forward in the evolution of portable energy

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Cricerie is a leading name in the portable power station industry, with an already impressive product range. Primarily created to make your outdoor adventures last longer in our electronic world, the brand has continuously developed new products for more convenient and reliable power sources. Like many other products that make the outdoors a little more luxurious, like camping showers or trailers, power stations make your home life more mobile.

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The Solar Generator 1000 Pro has been added to the mix as a new and improved version of the brand’s flagship: Following the release of the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro earlier this year, the 1000 Pro includes design and function upgrades similar. This new pack includes the latest Explorer 1000 Pro power station and four SolarSaga 200W solar panels. We included the first iteration of the Explorer 1000 on our list of the best portable power stations and have since reviewed the generator and its solar charging performance. We’ve been impressed with how it works, so what could improve this new device?

Charging time and battery life

The pro model has an incredibly fast charge time: you can get a full charge in just 1.8 hours, when plugged into a wall or when using all four solar panels. This upgrade is a game-changer, as it’s nearly a quarter of the advertised charge time of the original Explorer 1000. The previous model was on par with other comparable power stations, taking around 7 hours to get a full battery, requiring a bit more planning to ensure you’re charged when needed.

friends dine around a table while a jackery 1000 pro solar generator charges their computer

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When investing in a high-priced item like this, you’ll want it to have some longevity. The battery now has a life cycle of 1000 charges, up from 500 in the previous model. These many charges will give you many years of portable power without worrying about draining the station. Plus, it’s backed by a three-year warranty, and if you buy the product directly from their website, you can extend it for another two years.

Design improvements

There have also been some design changes that are compatible with the Jackery 2000 Pro solar generator that we saw earlier this year. The unit is now more compact thanks to its squarer design. Its newly added handle allows you to easily move the 25-pound unit, while taking up less space when loading the car. Additionally, improvements have been made to the display screen, making it brighter and easier to read. There are eight slots to plug in your devices, including two USB-A, two USB-C, a 12V car charger, and three standard AC plug-ins.

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Becoming a popular tool in our increasingly electric world, power stations can make our lives more convenient and reliable, especially if you frequently find yourself on the road or camping. Available for pre-order on Jackerie websitethe package is available for $3,999, keep in mind that you can also purchase the generator separately if you already have the 200W solar panels.

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Jackery 1000 Pro Solar Generator

Siliguri rain damages multi-million dollar property

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A property worth millions of rupees was damaged by the high intensity rains that hit Siliguri last night. Lightning also struck the HT gearbox at the all-important Kiran Chandra crematorium, causing the furnaces to malfunction, it is learned. The Met office has warned of more precipitation.

The city recorded 190mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours, meteorologists said. The sudden episode of very heavy rains triggered large-scale waterlogging in several neighborhoods under the Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC). People were seen wading ankle-deep and knee-deep in some areas, still water today, long after the rains had stopped.

The administration and the SMC activated the disaster management and civil protection department to deal with the situation. Sources said many houses, roads and culverts were damaged by the rains. “The heavy rain last night caused extensive damage to roads and homes, among other property. We are assessing the exact extent of the damage.

We have already sanctioned Rs 13 crore for road repairs mainly for Durga Puja and we will approve additional funds for other repair works. We have already identified the areas where waterlogging mainly occurs,” said Siliguri Mayor Gautam Deb. The SMC has deployed water pumping and suction machines on the waterlogged sections to evacuate the water more quickly, we learn.

According to the Director of the State Meteorological Center of Sikkim, Indian Meteorological Department, Dr. Gopi Nath Raha, there could be heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next four to five days in the region.

“Due to the shift of the monsoon trough towards the foothills of the Himalayas, there could be heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places in northern Bengal and neighboring Sikkim for the next four to five days, accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning Precipitation should be between 7 and 20 cm.

At the same time, there will be light to moderate rainfall in the area,” Dr Raha said. Meanwhile, the bodies could not be cremated at Kiran Chandra Crematorium today also due to the HT gearbox malfunction. “Lightning struck the gearbox next to the transformer at 10 p.m. yesterday. Repair work is ongoing,” said City Council Member, Electricity, SMC, Kamal Agarwal

Chiefs Fit – Country Club Plaza will open for workouts on Thursday, September 8

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Chiefs Fit – Country Club Plaza, the first flagship location of the fitness center concept, will open for member workouts on Thursday, September 8.

The well-appointed, amenity-filled multi-level facility provides access to nearly 40,000 square feet of state-of-the-art fitness and recovery equipment, including a weight zone with free weights and Chiefs-brand machines, plus a full floor of cardio equipment. The facility also offers the latest recovery facilities, including full body cryotherapy treatment, hydromassage, compression therapy, spray tanning, full locker rooms, as well as red light therapy and infrared cocoons.

Boutique-style group fitness classes, including HIIT, strength, yoga, Pilates, stretching, dance, and turf classes, as well as personal training services are also offered, while that the facility also includes a retail store with Chiefs Fit branded apparel.

Additionally, the Chiefs Fit’s Plaza location features a unique rooftop terrace atop the Jack Henry Building, with a grass workout area, functional fitness equipment, and a private members’ lounge adding additional space. of 7,500 square feet at installation.

“It’s an exciting day for the organization and for the entire Chiefs Fit family as we open our second location for member workouts,” Chiefs Chairman Mark Donovan said. “Anyone who has visited the Overland Park location in the past year knows how great Chiefs Fit amenities are, and we know the Plaza location will provide our members with all of that and more. We would like to thank Mark Mastrov and the entire M6 Football team for their work in helping us bring additional health and wellness options to the greater Kansas City area.”

Chiefs Fit is a joint effort between the Chiefs and Mark Mastrov, founder and chairman of M6 Football. For more information about Chiefs Fit or to become a Legacy member, please visit www.chiefsfit.com or call (913) 914-3600. Follow Chiefs Fit on official social media, @ChiefsFit on Twitter, @ChiefsFit on Instagram and Chiefs Fit on Facebook, for additional information and online membership announcements.

The facility’s grand opening celebration, which includes media tours, interviews with Chiefs Fit executives and a ribbon cutting, will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 9 as part of the Friday festivities. club red. Chiefs Fit members and potential members will have the chance to train with former Chiefs players. There will also be a rooftop terrace DJ, appearances by Kansas City ambassador Shawn Barber and the Chiefs Cheerleaders, the Chiefs Rumble drum line and KC Wolf.

Charles Tyrwhitt unveils new store design at Centre:mk

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Menswear brand Charles Tyrwhitt has unveiled its latest store design concept at its new boutique at Centre:mk in Milton Keynes.

The brand said the opening will pave the way for a widespread rollout of the concept across its UK portfolio.

Spanning 1,455 square feet, the boutique in the center’s upscale retail area, Silbury Arcade, features Charles Tyrwhitt’s full collection of menswear, including shirts, suits, casualwear, shoes and accessories. As menswear trends have adapted post-pandemic, the store offers a mix of formal and casual styles and will also offer the brand’s popular individual style appointments and bespoke custom shirting services.

Joe Irons, Chief Marketing Officer at Charles Tyrwhitt, said: “The opening of Centre:mk is a major milestone for Charles Tyrwhitt, as we open our first new store since 2018 and welcome a premier retail format, enabling our customers to experience the brand in a new and improved method. For us, the destination of choice had to be Centre:mk because of its loyal visitors, as well as the brand’s connection to the city.

Charles Tyrwhitt has joined a number of other high-end retailers at Silbury Arcade, including Hawes & Curtis, The White Company and the new luxury diamond, jewelry and watch concept, Loupe.

Kevin Duffy, Centre:mk Center Manager, said: “We are delighted to welcome Charles Tyrwhitt to Silbury Arcade as the first location for the brand’s new store format, which is a clear response to the evolving consumer demand and establishes a closer connection with the brand’s audience. Being selected for the first of this new rollout is a proud moment for us and further solidifies Centre:mk’s position as one of the top 10 retail destinations in the UK.

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Here’s why the underrated Hyundai Equus is a luxury sedan bargain in 2022

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Very few automakers have experienced a turnaround like hyundai in the recent past. From an automaker known for making cheap, unattractive cars to one that now makes great new-age cars with the best technology, Hyundai has come a long way. However, in the past, the Korean automaker had accomplished cars in its lineup that deserved far more acclaim than they received. And one of them is the Hyundai Equus.

The Equus served as Hyundai’s flagship sedan in the United States for six years before Hyundai decided to move forward with creating the self-driving luxury brand, Genesis. Coupe to 2022, and the once-expensive Hyundai Equus is now available at throwaway prices for a luxury car in the used-car market. We take a look at how Hyundai curated the Equus for the US and why it’s a bargain worth grabbing among used car options.

Related: Why We Love the 2023 Genesis G90

The arrival of Hyundai Equus in the United States

While the first-generation Hyundai Equus remained on sale in global markets for almost a decade, the US market never had it. Instead, it was the second generation version which made its US debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show. The first generation version had a front-wheel-drive layout co-developed with Mitsubishi. However, this second-generation model came with an all-new platform with a rear-wheel-drive arrangement under its skin, all developed by Hyundai.

Initially, the US market got the Hyundai Equus with a 4.6-liter gasoline V8 engine, which claimed 385 hp of power and 333 lb-ft of torque. Based on the first-generation Hyundai Genesis already on sale in the US, the Equus presented itself as a more upscale offering. Compared to the global version of the Hyundai Equus, the US spec version got a few changes. These included a badge placed on the hood in place of a hood ornament, and horizontal chrome slats in place of the vertical slats. The US version also featured an iPad with a pre-installed digital user guide app instead of a conventional owner’s manual.


Changes throughout the course of the Hyundai Equus

In 2011, Hyundai updated its engine options for the Equus globally, although these updated engines never made it to the US market. In 2013, the Hyundai Equus got its first significant facelift anywhere, including the United States. This list of updates includes tweaks to the exterior and interior designs, several new upside features, and a minor update to the suspension setup. The 4.6 liter V8 engine was replaced by a 5.0 liter V8 GDi from Hyundai’s Tau engine family, which develops 429 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. It also receives a new 8-speed automatic transmission in place of the old-generation 6-speed torque converter.


On the outside, the new Hyundai Equus received revisions to the grille, exterior mirrors and taillight inserts. It also received a new set of 19-inch alloys and LED fog lights. Interior changes included a new center console, gear lever and steering wheel control layout. While the Signature variant received a new 7-inch TFT LCD display in the instrument console, the more upscale Ultimate variant got a more sophisticated 12.3-inch full TFT LCD display.

The long list of features has been added with sport mode, three-zone automatic climate control, revised keyless ignition with proximity smart key, two 9.2-inch rear seat entertainment screens, a 9 .2 inches in the upper center console and electric door closer. It also got standard Assurance Connected Care and Blue Link, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, head-up display, blind spot detection and 360 degree camera.


The real question – Why should you get one?

Hyundai has always been a brand for the masses, and for this flagship full-size luxury sedan, the automaker has spared no effort in its efforts. The Equus was the very first car from Hyundai to feature an electronically controlled air suspension with continuous damping control and vehicle stability management. Both of these features added to the overall mobility experience in the Equus.

While the very first iterations of the Hyundai Equus, sold between 2010 and 2013, are available for around $12,000. However, the refurbished versions are available between $16,000 and $19,000, and these are the ones worth buying for the comprehensive updates they have received. For the price of a new entry-level compact car like the Chevrolet Spark, you can experience a full-fledged luxury sedan with the used Hyundai Equus.


Related: This Is The Real Meaning Behind The Hyundai Logo

As a full-size luxury sedan, the Hyundai Equus does not lack in performance, technology, space and comfort. This car’s gasoline V8 isn’t too fuel efficient, while handling precision is below average due to the light steering setup. However, the benefits of the Hyundai Equus outweigh these minor flaws, making it a seriously underrated luxury car for its prices.

The Rise of Black-Owned Fitness Equipment Brands

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fitness equipment the landscape has never been so vast. Ever since the pandemic sparked a surge in home gym equipment sales, equipment companies have been in overdrive, pumping out everything from adjustable dumbbells to connected cardio machines to completely wireless recovery boots.

But amidst all this innovation, something is still missing. Scan the companies that offer the next generation of workout equipment and you’ll see little diversity. Most major fitness brands are majority white-owned. While the gear offerings have become more and more diverse, the faces that bring you that gear have not.

“The disparities and inequalities that exist for black people in general exist in many ways [in the fitness industry]says Percell Dugger, founder of Fit for Us, an agency that champions and empowers black fitness professionals and underserved communities. Dugger can only name a handful of black gear players.

“Being in business, the ability to grow, scale and market, it’s vastly out of proportion. We don’t have the opportunities or the network to attract the necessary support.

Danyel Surrency Jones
Anthony “Buddy” Lee
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There are few statistics on underrepresentation among fitness equipment manufacturers, but here’s what we do know: Regardless of the industry, Black-owned businesses face immense challenges. According to a 2020 survey commissioned by Groupon and the National Black Chamber of Commerce, 74% of black small business owners still struggle to
a lack of capital and investment resources, and 59% say they experienced some form of racism or prejudice when they started their business.

Despite this, a generation of black fitness entrepreneurs has emerged. They fought their way forward while learning first-hand how the lack of representation has hurt others like them — and how it can hurt the entire fitness equipment industry. For every would-be equipment maker who hasn’t been able to succeed or grow their business, these black fitness brand owners are role models — and proof that it’s possible to overcome oppressive odds, even when you shouldn’t have to.

“They are creating a new way of [succeeding]says John Butler, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, who specializes in entrepreneurship. It’s a way that’s grounded in lived experience that allows them to see the world differently – and their products can help everyone make bigger gains.

Here’s, in their own words, how three successful black entrepreneurs got ahead.

Lee’s jump rope technology is a game changer.

THE TRAIL BLAZER

As president of Buddy Lee’s Jump Rope Technology, 64-year-old Anthony “Buddy” Lee is the originator of the swivel bearing technology found in jump ropes today.

I was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. My father was a Vietnam veteran, but he wasn’t the same when he came back. It was up to my mother to take care of six children. Honestly, we struggled. There have been many days where I have been hungry, but these are good lessons because when you are at the bottom, you come to realize that the only way out is at the top.

I was introduced to jumping rope by Mr Herbert Rainey, my next door neighbor. He was a fourth degree black belt in karate. He was jumping rope on a hot summer day and put that rope in my hand just before 5 p.m.; it was after 9 p.m. before I put it down. I took this rope with me everywhere after that day – to school, to the basketball courts, everywhere. I also incorporated it into all of my wrestling workouts. I was jumping with the rope to improve my physical condition and increase my heart rate, then I would enter a match and finish it in a minute or two.

I wanted to make skipping rope even better, so 27 years ago my business partner and I invented the swivel bearing skipping rope which became patented technology in 1997. We looked at ball bearing technology more small they use for fishing rods and tested on athletes, and their speed and conditioning began to increase dramatically. Every good jump rope released today uses some form of our technology.

We are the creators and pioneers of jump rope training and swivel bearing technology, but there are still problems. The only loan I was eligible for was a collateral loan, where I had to have the same amount of money in the bank. So a larger business loan to help me grow my business did not exist in my mind. There was no way I could ever get the necessary capital, so I accepted that reality.

Other companies with deeper pockets and backing copied our technology and were able to do a ton of marketing. You really can’t compete with this, but we’ve done everything right in terms of positioning to become the official rope for the US Olympic teams, who use our training techniques. We were Michelle Obama’s fitness spokespersons with the Let’s Move campaign. We created a favorite course and jump rope for CrossFit, and partnered with TRX – but now many companies have created their own branded ropes.

I just know that I can never give up. My mission in life remains the same: to help the entire planet regain mental and physical fitness and strength.

Powerhandz gives ballers deadly assist.

THE VISIONARY

Danyel Surrency Jones, 46, created Powerhandz, weighted basketball gloves meant to improve your dribbling skills, in 2014. The product is now sold in over 80 countries.

to be a country Florida girl from Jacksonville, becoming an entrepreneur was not included in my vision board. I wanted to be a nurse when I was little, because my neighbor was a nurse. When you’re not exposed to different careers, you don’t tap into your passion; you do what is normal. This is what you would see in the history of the black community – until now. We finally learn our strength.

I’m always amazed by what we’ve created without a plan. Powerhandz started with a vision and a mission in July 2014. The best ideas come from a personal need or solution. When Jason Williams revealed to slam magazine that he used gardening gloves to enhance his electrifying ball handling, that was it, especially once my co-founder added weight resistance to the gloves to take his training drills to a more complex level.

Powerhandz was self-funded in the beginning. We received loans and a line of credit and closed a few small financing rounds. Understanding how to acquire generational wealth and obtain financing for a new business were foreign conversations for new African American entrepreneurs. Our goal was to build an awesome e-commerce brand, educate people, and serve the community. However, this unique product and this mission gave birth to our worldwide mission in several sports.

I had been in the healthcare industry for 16 years before starting Powerhandz. I was the youngest, the only black, and usually one of two female managers at the table. I will never forget attending a board meeting as a director at the age of 25 when one of the older executives looked around and decided to ask me to take his coffee. Or when my vice president informed me that he didn’t know how to handle women because we wear our emotions on our chest. These experiences have led me to this exact moment.

Today, I see a change happening for black entrepreneurs and women. We have the support of professional athletes like LaMelo Ball and serial entrepreneurs who invest in our business. At one point, I said to the team, “I wonder if we should let a white man be the CEO of this company? “I wanted to let someone else fill the elite position of a company that we worked so hard to build, because that’s what I thought was going to help us get in and scale faster. Wow! Looking back, this discussion was heartbreaking. And I’m glad we didn’t.

The Kettlebell Kings have ringing cash registers.

THE REINVENTOR

Chad Price, 38, teamed up with two friends to start Kettlebell Kings 10 years ago. Since then, the company has reimagined the classic kettlebell, pioneered online kettlebell education, and built a fitness community that goes beyond its product..

Nehemiah “Bubba” Heard and Jay Perkins are the other two founders of Kettlebell Kings. We met when we were 18. Bubba, who like me is black, played football with me at Rice. Jay, who is white, lived in Austin and went to the University of Texas. After graduating, the three of us entered the corporate world, but it didn’t take long for us to realize that we were all too ambitious for this pace. The eureka moment for me was the actual results of using kettlebells for training. I saw results, but more importantly, I saw how easily the exercises translate into real improvements in your daily life.

We started the business in 2012. To build awareness, we used free content such as videos and weekly workouts to collect email addresses and partnered with top organizations in the kettlebell community to support and officially sponsor their events. But we had the hardest time getting funding. There were times when we would go to a bank and ask them to give us a roadmap of the numbers we needed to hit to set up lines of credit, but no one ever provided that information. We certainly thought about sending Jay alone to the banks. This way, the banks would only see a blank face. Instead, we initially started it with what we had in our savings. We didn’t have access to capital until after our first five years of business, when we started taking out short-term loans for small businesses. We have worked with pennies and reinvested everything we could into equipping our growing list of customers year after year.

We actually thought about throwing Jay in there for a lot of things! We were officially a black-owned business, but we had to consider race and how it impacted our business. We need to consider how racism affects our sourcing outside of China and who represents the brand to a Chinese manufacturer, for example. A better example may be how the brand helps or promotes social change. The one #BlackLivesMatter post our company posted caused us to lose social media followers. It’s sad, but it’s true.

‘With Brittney, it’s all men, it’s more edgy’: Ellen DeGeneres’ fashion adviser revealed what WNBA star Brittney Griner looked like for the ESPYs in 2013

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Ellen DeGeneres’ fashion advisor Kellen Richards once revealed her thoughts on dressing Brittney Griner for the upcoming ESPY Awards in Men’s Clothing. Richards, who was also Griner’s stylist at the time, admitted that her client’s preferences in menswear posed a unique challenge for her. Subsequently, she then compared the fashion preferences of her two clients, Ellen DeGeneres and Brittney Griner.

During a backstage interview on Conan O’Brien’s late-night show in 2013, Griner went about picking out an outfit for the next ESPYs with his stylist Kellen Richards. During the interview, Richards got candid about Griner’s fashion choices.

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Ellen’s Fashion Advisor on Choosing Brittney Griner’s Menswear

Before appearing on Conan in front of a national TV audience, Brittney Griner seemed more concerned about her ESPY outfit three days later. While choosing her clothes, Griner and her stylist engaged in a casual conversation about fashion.

In fact, Kellen Richards pointed out the difference between Griner’s and Ellen’s fashion choices. “With Ellen, we choose feminine clothes and add masculine touches“, explained Richards.

With Brittney, everything is masculine. And it’s more incisive,” she added.

By the way, Brittney Griner has always been drawn to men’s clothing. In fact, she always felt uncomfortable wearing women’s clothes. When she graduated from high school, she wore a dress at her mother’s request.

But the attire made her so uncomfortable and embarrassed that she had to give up on this avenue altogether. However, wearing men’s clothing as a woman often drew invective towards Griner from people on the internet.

Griner’s struggles with gender norms

Brittney Griner has fought gender norms all her life. From her early years, she was bullied and harassed due to her unique appearance.

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As a 6’9″ WNBA center, Griner clearly doesn’t look like the average woman’s outward appearance. As a result, she was often abused for her tall, lanky features.

In addition, his clothing choices and his sexual orientation have further accentuated the deluge of mockery that has been thrown at him on various platforms. However, the Phoenix Mercury star remains adamant in his efforts to ignore the hateful rhetoric directed at him on a daily basis.

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Instead, Griner is trying to show support for anti-bullying campaigns. She also encouraged children facing issues similar to hers to seek therapy.

Anker charging gear is up to 36% off today only

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For today only, Amazon has discounted a handful of . Starting things there is . It’s a 40W power adapter with a pair of USB-C ports capable of charging two devices simultaneously. The company offers the 521 in four colors: Glacier Blue, Cool Lavender, Black Ice, and Arctic White. The blue model is $9 off, making it $27 right now. Engadget didn’t get a chance to check out 521, but it has a five-star rating from over 4,300 reviews. One thing to note is that it does not come with a cable. Fortunately, today’s sale includes Anker’s . At the moment it’s 30% off.

Buy Anker USB-C Charger on Amazon – $27
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For something you can take on the go, consider the . It’s a 20W adapter that doubles as a 10,000mAh power supply. The Fusion 10000 has both a USB-C port and a USB-A port, with the former providing 20W charging whether you’re using the adapter as a wall charger or as a battery. Based on Amazon’s rating, the Fusion 10000 is another Anker product that people seem to like. It is currently $37.49, down from $50.

Buy Anker PowerWave Stand on Amazon – $32
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If you’re looking for a wireless charger, Amazon has also discounted Anker . The neat thing about the PowerWave is that it can charge your phone and a pair of wireless headphones at the same time – although you’ll need a Qi-compatible case for the latter. The PowerWave is currently $18 less than its usual price of $50. Note that you will need to purchase a compatible power adapter separately.

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Hybrid SUV first drive review

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Performance of the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder hybrid

Right away, we strap the Racelogic VBOX test rig onto the Hyryder to clock its 0-60 mph time. The powertrain uses an all-new naturally aspirated 3-cylinder petrol engine running the Atkinson cycle and developing 91 hp. This 1.5-liter TNGA engine is mated to a single electric motor on the front axle that develops 79 hp. Total system power isn’t 91+79hp, that’s not how the system works — max power is 114hp. Torque from the ICE is 122Nm, which peaks at 4,400-4,800rpm, but more important is the electric motor’s 141Nm which is instantly available and remains flat until 3,995rpm.

The only gearbox available is the e-CVT and I put the lever in the Drive position, there are no paddle shifters. The gearbox also gets a B mode, much like the L mode on older automatic gearboxes, and this will come in handy for maintaining a lower gear when descending Nandi Hills on the outskirts of Bangalore. For the D acceleration test it’s still better and on the driving mode selector, a small button behind the gear lever, I engage the Power mode. The battery shows four bars and that’s enough juice to ensure the full system power of 114hp is available, along with the 141Nm of the electric motor. Torque it down (left foot on the brake, right on the accelerator) and go.

The initial acceleration is actually quite smart because you get all the torque instantly. It doesn’t push your head back into the headrest or spin the front tires, but it’s not sluggish either. It is only after crossing 30-40 km/h (there is no tachometer) that you feel a lack of urgency from the powertrain. In terms of price, the Hyryder will go up against the 1.4 and 1.5 liter turbo-petrols with dual-clutch automatic gearboxes, and it makes sense that we’re comparing it with those and not the NA engines of 1.5 liters of Creta and Seltos. or 1.0 TSI in Taigun and Kushaq. And speaking of T-GDi and TSI engines, once the turbo kicks in, they really kick in, the turbo torque pushes you into the seat. On the Hyryder the acceleration is linear and very smooth, no steps in the power delivery, no head rocking back and forth as the boost goes up and down. Refinement is top notch but performance isn’t super urgent and 100 km/h comes in 13.83 seconds. That’s a bit short of Toyota’s claimed 12-second 0-60 mph sprint time, so I try the next run in B mode, but the time drops to 14.57 seconds. And now that the batteries are draining, my next runs are even slower; 13.83 seconds remains our best time.

The aforementioned rivals, the 138bhp 1.4 T-GDi in the Creta and Seltos, and the 148bhp 1.5 TSI in the Taigun and Kushaq, all deliver 0-62mph in under 10 seconds and bring us to the inevitable conclusion. The hybrid isn’t going to beat the turbo-petrols for The Thrill of Driving.

Fuel efficiency of the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Hybrid

Where the hybrid engine scores, and scores massively, is energy efficiency. We take the Hyundai Creta 1.4 turbo-petrol with the DCT gearbox as our main rival and which offers an ARAI-tested fuel efficiency of 16.9 kmpl. The VW Taigun 1.5 DSG offers an even better 17.8 kmpl. But none come close to the Hyryder’s 27.97 kmpl in the ARAI test. It’s incredible!

To test real-world efficiency, Toyota had laid out a test road for us on media players, I got a whopping 22.5 kmpl – it’s a simulated city environment with some freeway driving, and I should mention that I drove with my eye on getting the best economy possible. But whichever way you cut it, that efficiency is mind-boggling, and the engine characteristics are such that the gap to turbo-petrols actually widens in the city where the electric motor kicks in 60% of the time, guaranteeing zero fuel consumption and zero emissions. After all day of testing, even going up and down Nandi hills, fuel economy was around 17 kmpl and to give you an idea of ​​perspective, a turbo petrol wouldn’t come anywhere near double digits on such a run.

Now, I don’t believe that fuel efficiency is the ultimate solution for customers these days, especially in this segment, but even for a gasoline enthusiast like me, this exorbitant fuel efficiency is impossible to ignore. And then you have all the fuel economy displays and power graphs that push you to drive even more efficiently. In fact, I had to remember to give it some gas and move lest I miss our flight, so engrossed I got it by lowering the Hyryder’s power efficiency even further.

How does the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder hybrid system work?

You will never drive with your foot planted on the ground 100% of the time. Driven at a slightly sedate speed, speeds you normally would unless you’re in a hurry, the Hyryder feels fast enough. This is where the smoothness and linearity of the powertrain are showcased. No matter how aggressive you are with the throttle, neither you nor your passenger’s head will be thrown back into the headrest, meaning everyone is comfortable and relaxed.

Then there is refinement. More often than not you’ll launch into pure EV mode and that means no noise, no vibrations, just absolute silence. You also move quite smartly in EV mode, the maximum torque available at zero rpm means you pull away from traffic lights quite quickly. Around town, this makes for an extremely easy-to-drive car with the linearity of power delivery that translates into excellent manners.

There is no figure for the EV range only because the system dynamically decides where the power is coming from. As the battery charge depletes the ICE chips, it sends power to the front wheels as well as the battery to recharge it. Now, the Hyryder isn’t a Camry, and you can feel and hear when the engine starts, but that said, it’s pretty much audible. At 60 km/h, the noise difference between EV mode and engine mode was just 10 decibels, attesting to the refinement of the powertrain.

Gas hard and the decibels soar. The e-CVT gearbox holds revs with that rubbery effect typical of CVT gearboxes and that means the engine whines at the top of its rev range as you increase speed (no tachometer so no idea what to what it is spinning). This is where the engine feels tight and you want the punch we’ve grown accustomed to with turbo-petrol engines by now.

Step off the throttle and the power delivery graph immediately shows that engine power and energy recovered from deceleration is going to the batteries to recharge it. Soon the motor stops and when you coast or even brake, the system recovers the kinetic energy that is usually lost during braking to recharge the batteries. Again, this all happens seamlessly and unless you look at the graph you won’t know which part of the system is working – this is a Japanese powertrain after all and refinement has always been among their biggest business cards.

When you come to a complete stop, more often than not the battery will have enough juice, which means you’re stopping in EV mode, and while idling, the batteries keep the air conditioning on and the engine off. This means that at traffic lights you are in pure EV mode, with zero emissions and zero sound, and you are also moving invariably in pure EV mode.

City driving is where you get the most benefit from the hybrid powertrain and the improvement in fuel efficiency over a regular ICE will be even more noticeable. On the autobahn, let’s say you’re driving at 80mph and you spot a gap you want to overtake in, when you’re walking over it and there’s none of the DCT and turbo-petrol responses. There is a bit of a wait until the system responds to your request for more power, then the build-up is also rather gradual (and noisy) forcing you to plan your overtaking better.

Here’s why you should never put your workout clothes back on before washing them

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By the time you finish a workout, your outfit has probably soaked up a fair amount of sweat. But this sweat brings with it other impurities, such as skin oil and bacteria. So if you leave your exercise equipment on for hours or wear it again for several days, you are exposing your skin to less than cool conditions.

When reintroduced to your skin from dirty clothes, the trapped bacteria can proliferate, causing irritation, rashes, and sweaty acne breakouts. The bacteria can even cause infections in your follicles or open cuts or scrapes. “Dirty, sweaty gym clothes are a breeding ground for pathogens like bacteria and viruses, and wearing them can increase the risk of superficial skin infections,” dermatologist Deanne Mraz Robinson, MD, told The Healthy.

In some cases, this trinity of sweat, heat, and bacteria can also cause conditions like heat rash by clogging your sweat glands or intertrigo, a form of skin inflammation (via Runner’s World). And for anyone with a vagina, there’s another notorious consequence of bacterial imbalance: yeast infections. Re-wearing dirty exercise stockings or underwear can be especially dangerous in the naturally moist, high-temperature conditions around the genitals, triggering an unpleasant episode of bacterial vaginosis (via Health Shots).

Overall, the situation is quite dire. So next time you’re doing laundry, how can you make sure you’re washing all the right workout clothes to keep your skin clean, dry, and protected?

This D2C brand was created to bring innovation and comfort to the men’s loungewear segment

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XYXX men’s loungewear brand was founded in 2016 by Yogesh Kabra.

Over the past six months, the brand has expanded to more than 14,000 multi-brand outlets, recording 300% year-over-year growth in FY22 vs. previous.

Backed by cricketer KL Rahul, the Surat-based startup has grown from a men’s loungewear brand to a 360-degree basics brand, with a robust product portfolio spanning loungewear, comfort clothing, loungewear, sportswear and winterwear.

XYXX recently announced the closing of its Series B of Rs 90 crore (approximately $11 million) led by Singularity Growth Opportunities Fund, including Rs 15 crore (approximately $2 million) of venture capital debt from Trifecta Capital.

With this round, the startup has so far raised Rs 135 crore.

How did it start?

After completing his MBA in the United States, Yogesh returned to India in 2015 and started working in his father’s textile business. A few months later, Yogesh realized that even though he wanted to work in the textile industry, he wanted to do something on his own.

“I had just returned from the United States and went to buy some loungewear. The lack of options, the stuffy choices, and the standard color palette struck me deeply. For a garment you wear every day, the lack of innovation in the industry was truly glaring. It was a gap that needed to be filled, and that’s how XYXX was born,” recalls Yogesh.

After spending about six months researching the market, Yogesh invested Rs 50 lakh and founded XYXX Apparels.

Statement of the problem

“The underwear market with its basic and purely functional offer lacked product innovation. We wanted to create something that had its roots in comfort and functionality, but was also fun and playful and made you feel good from the inside out,” says Yogesh.

Keeping fabric innovation like true north, the startup sells three lakh units, mostly men’s underwear, every month.

XYXX Apparel claims to use micromodal fabric for its loungewear. The fabric is extracted from pulpwood beech wood in Austria, which is antimicrobial and therefore the best natural fabric for the hot and humid Indian climate.

“The men’s loungewear and comfortwear industry in India represents a $3 billion opportunity in the mid-range segment. But it has seen limited innovation on fabric, cuts or designs over the last decade or so from major incumbents,” Yash Kela, founder of the Singularity Growth Opportunities Fund, said at the time of the funding.

“XYXX’s rapid growth over the past year demonstrates its understanding of customer needs, design prowess and unique value proposition that works across all channels,” he added.

The startup was hit hard during the pandemic where most stores closed, which was XYXX’s main distribution channel. However, since then, the startup claims to have made a complete turnaround.

“We have consistently verified and excelled in metrics such as utilization rate, capital efficiency, and gross margins, among others. We have already achieved contribution margin level 2 profitability and are looking at a margin at double digits over the past two quarters, and we’re on track to be operationally profitable by the end of the fiscal year,” Yogesh said.

And then ?

XYXX will use the latest fundraising for geographic expansion and strengthening its existing markets with a new influx of products in loungewear, comfortwear and activewear.

The Surat-based brand aims to triple its retail network over the next six months with its foray into modern retail, large-format stores and exclusive branded stores (EBOs) alongside its aggressive MBO expansion.

“Our near-term goals of establishing a strong commercial footprint in the country are in line with our long-term goals of achieving market-leading status in the category. ‘expanding our offering with winter apparel rooted in comfort, as well as expanding existing categories in loungewear, loungewear, and sports recreation,’ says Yogesh.

Technical roundup: Silca Gravelero mini-pump, Adicta Lab Quartz Gravel clothing, Tifosi Breast Cancer Awareness sunglasses and a pair of Roval wheels to be won

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When looking for material to feature in the weekly roundup, trends often emerge. Brilliant minds might think the same way. It may also be that the industry is prone to copied designs. Whatever the reason, right now hardly a week goes by without there being a slew of gravel-specific products worthy of inclusion. This week, we have two gravel-inspired entries, a mini pump, and a clothing capsule collection.

In an attempt to strike a balance, we also have “active lifestyle” sunglasses that seek to raise breast cancer awareness and details of a contest to win a pair of your own Roval carbon wheels. That’s not to say you can’t use either to make gravel…

Do gravel tires need a gravel pump? Silca thinks so…

Silca's mini gravel pump is called the Gravelero

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As an industry sector, gravel riding has gone from boom to boom to boom, all in a matter of years. From a product perspective, that means more gravel-specific equipment than ever before. Including this Gravelero mini pump from Silca.

Silca is known for making a few products, from tools to bottle cages, but doing them well. The focus is usually on simplicity of design and quality of materials, and that seems to be the case here too. The Gravelero mini-pump borrows heavily from its road-going equivalent, the Tattico. That means an aluminum handle and body, a retractable hose, and a reversible thumb-lock chuck for Schrader and Presta valves. This all adds up to a claimed weight of 139g.

Use of the Silca Gravelero mini-pump

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The differences are largely due to its gravel concentration. Silca says the Gravelero pushes 35% more air than the Tattico despite being the same size—both pumps are 243mm/9.5 inches in length—which should come in handy for those high-volume gravel tires. Silca says the mini-pump has a maximum pressure of 80 psi, which is enough for its intended use. It also features a smooth exterior texture and “enhanced sealing,” which Silca says makes it easy to clean and generally better suited for off-road use.

For more information, visit silcavelo.eu

BMC’s Adicta Lab apparel is heading all-terrain…

Adicta Lab's Quartz Gravel Pod includes t-shirt and bib shorts for off-road gravel riding

(Image credit: BMC / © Jérémie Reuiller)

As if to prove a point about the seemingly devouring onslaught of gravel on our cycling senses, next up is another apparel collection dedicated to the adventurous, off-road lifestyle.

Swiss brand Adicta Lab, a sister company to BMC, is best known for its high-end road wear. With the Quartz collection, she wants to bring her clothing expertise to the practice of gravel in the form of a refined collection composed of t-shirts and shorts.

According to Adicta Lab, Quartz shirts and shorts are designed to “meet the demands of gravel and multi-day adventures” using a combination of fit, materials and additional storage. The Quartz Tech Tee, available in mustard and gray, both with a paint splatter design, features a relaxed fit that’s been cut for a more upright riding position typical of gravel bikes. It’s also designed to be breathable (the back panel uses a mesh material), fast moisture wicking, and UV protection, all in a lightweight package. Practical, it also includes a large zipped pocket on the back and an inside pocket for your valuables.

The Quartz Capsule t-shirt and shorts by Adicta Lab are intended for gravel practice.

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The Quartz Bib Shorts, currently offered in Navy only, feature a pad designed for ‘long-lasting comfort on uneven ground’ as well as ‘targeted’ compression to help relieve tired muscles and ‘anti-snag material’ . They also feature mesh cargo pockets and zippered back pockets, increasing your carrying capacity. After all, you can never have too many gummy bears in one round.

The shirt and shorts are made in Europe from recycled fabrics, which allows them to carry the Certified Bluesign and Global Recycled Standard certificates.

For more information, visit bmc-suisse.com

Tifosi turns pink to support breast cancer awareness

Tifosi Optic's New Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

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Many of today’s cycling specs make you feel like you’re about to take on a metal fabrication task. Although large lenses and full-coverage frames are perfectly suited for use on the bike, they can look a bit strange. The latest lifestyle collection from cycling eyewear brand Tifosi offers something a little more suitable for everyday wear, while also highlighting the most worthwhile causes.

The breast cancer awareness collection uses five of the brand’s ‘active lifestyle’ designs – Swank, Shirley, Svago, Swank XL and the new Sizzle – but launches them in pink colorways with pink mirror lenses; perfect for those participating in breast cancer fundraisers, including fun bike rides and runs where pink is the color of choice.

A portion of sales from all featured models will go to the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation, a US-based non-profit organization that has raised over $40 million, investing in scholarship programs, research grants and symposia.

The affordable goggles, which start at $29.95 in the US and will be available from early September, all feature shatterproof lenses and hydrophilic Grilamid frames, making them ideal for casual bike rides as well as general wear.

For more information, visit tifosioptics.com (opens in a new tab)

Roval’s Project Rattle Can brings color to carbon wheels…and a chance to win a pair of yours

Roval's Rattle Can project saw riders decorating Roval carbon wheels with spray paint designs

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While jet black carbon wheelsets have plenty of appeal, Specialized’s in-house brand Roval felt the need to inject some color into what is usually a monochromatic world.

To achieve this, he armed two of his ambassadors Elliot Phillps, a librarian from the gravel racing scene, and Kriss Kyle, a BMX and mountain bike magician, with a case of spray cans and asked them to show their creativity. The blank canvas for their artistic expressions were the new Rapide CLX II, a super lightweight wheelset used by WorldTour riders such as Remco Evenepoel and Julian Alaphilippe, and the Traverse SL trail hoops.

Roval wheels are decorated with spray paint designs

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You can judge if we have a future Turner Prize winner on our hands by checking them out in person. Both axles are part of the Roval Rattle Can Tour, at a number of Specialized Concept stores around the UK. This is where you can also complete your own Roval wheel sticker design, before submitting it via Instagram. The selected winner can choose from a set of Rapide CLX II or Control 29 wheels.

The contest ends on September 29. For more information about the Rattle Can project and the contest, visit specialise.com

Feel like a WRC driver with this modified two-door Subaru Impreza

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There’s something about the ’90s Subaru Impreza that induces nostalgia in the minds of gasoline heads. This feeling is heightened when the vehicle has WRC credentials, as is the case with the road-legal replica rally car from Poland that is currently up for grabs.

The list was published on the Unique cars for sale in Europe Facebook page, with an asking price of €33,000 ($32,900). That’s slightly more expensive than a 2022 Subaru WRX, but it’ll still cost you ten times less than the gorgeous carbon-bodied limited-production Prodrive P25 restomod.

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1996 Subaru Impreza WRC5 GC8 Coupe for sale in Poland
Power: 380CV / 490Nm
Price: €33,000
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posted by Unique cars for sale in Europe on Saturday August 20, 2022

The vehicle is based on a 1996 first generation Subaru Impreza and more specifically on the rare two-door coupe body. The 22B-style body kit includes wide fenders, deeper front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a bonnet scoop, a set of white multi-spoke alloy wheels and an adjustable rear spoiler. This, combined with the special livery, gives it a look similar to the WRC-spec Impreza that took part in rally stages between 1997 and 2000, with drivers like Colin McRae and Richard Burns sitting behind the wheel.

The situation is similar inside the cabin, with a set of mismatched racing bucket seats from Sparco, a short shifter, a quick-release handbrake and an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel. The rest of the cabin remains stock, with the rear bench seat in place and a factory-spec dash.

See also: Ex-McRae, Burns and Vatanen WRC Subaru Impreza crossing the bidding block (likely sideways)

Under the hood is a modified 2.15-liter engine built by Block Motorsport. The factory uses a Spec-C engine block, a reinforced crankshaft from the 2.5 liter unit, a turbocharger sourced from a Mercedes-AMG A45, Eagle connecting rods, Omega pistons and an RCM head gasket. Power is sent to all four wheels via an Mfactory close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox.

According to the listing, the engine produces 380 PS (283 kW / 380 hp) and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque, which is not bad for a 1996 Subaru Impreza. Handling is improved with KW coilovers , Tarox brakes at the front and STI brakes at the rear. The mileage of the donor car is unknown, but the current owner has only driven 500 km (311 miles) since the build was completed.

Spending $30,000 on a 27-year-old used Subaru doesn’t sound so appealing on paper, but when you look at this beauty, it starts to make sense. Which rally car from the 90s would be tempting for you as a cheaper replica to buy?

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XYXX Funding: Mens Loungewear Brand XYXX Raises $11M in Funding

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Mens loungewear brand XYXX Apparels raised Rs 90 crore (about $11 million) in its latest funding round led by Singularity Opportunities Growth Fund.

The round includes a debt injection of Rs 15 crore (about $2 million) from Trifecta Capital, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Existing investors, including Sauce Venture Capital and DSG Consumer Partners, also participated in the fundraising.

The brand has so far raised Rs 135 crore ($16.9 million), including the last round.

Founded in 2017 by Yogesh

XYXX is a new-age menswear brand that produces and retails loungewear, comfort, loungewear, sports and winterwear products.

“We have consistently verified and excelled in metrics such as utilization rate, capital efficiency, gross margins, among others. We are on track to become operationally profitable by the end of the year. exercise,” Kabra said.

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Proceeds from the current round will be used for geographic expansion and strengthening its presence in existing markets with a new product line, he added.

The funding will also be used to enter modern retail, large format stores and exclusive brand stores.

XYXX follows an omnichannel retail approach and plans to expand its offline presence to 30,000 physical touchpoints by February next year, which will include the launch of 10 exclusive outlets.

The company is looking to launch its first exclusive outlet in Mumbai and forge partnerships with key large format stores.

The brand currently retails in 14,000 multi-brand outlets across 100 cities, in addition to having an online presence in e-commerce majors such as Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra and Ajio.

“The men’s loungewear and comfortwear industry in India represents a $3 billion opportunity in the mid-to-high end segment. But it has seen limited innovation on fabric, cuts or designs in the last decade or so from major incumbents. Today, millennial customers are looking for more comfortable and natural fabrics and want to experiment with new designs and products. We are thrilled to partner with Yogesh and the XYXX team,” said Yash Kela, Founder of Singularity Opportunities Growth Fund.

As part of the transaction, Kela will join XYXX’s board of directors.

Founded in 2021, Singularity Growth Opportunities Fund-I is the first fund promoted by Singularity Asset Management. On Wednesday, the investor said it invested in device lifecycle management platform Servify.

Singularity has also made investments in software companies including Exotel and Webengage, as well as direct selling brand MCaffeine.

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Schottel launches DP optimized rudder propeller for offshore wind vessels

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German propulsion specialist Schottel has launched a DP-optimized rudder propeller for the offshore wind market.

The company said the rudder propeller was developed to meet the increasing demands of W2W ships to operate efficiently and reliably.

“The SRP-D (“Dynamic”) is a further improved variant for very demanding DP operations in service vessels. During the development of the SRP-D, extensive CFD simulations and calculations were taken into account”, said said Schottel.

Manfred Heer, VP Technology at SCHOTTEL: “With the SRP-D, we have significantly increased the DP performance of our rudder propellers, resulting in a product that even better meets the demands of today’s offshore wind industry. Based on the proven principle of the SCHOTTEL RudderPropeller, a cost-effective yet powerful solution has been developed that significantly improves vessel positioning accuracy for the special DP requirements of these applications. For customers, this means a significant increase in safety and possible uptime on offshore structures, especially in harsh weather conditions.

According to Schottel, the new SRP-D variants are characterized by reduced propeller acceleration/deceleration times.

“In combination with a high-speed azimuth steering system with reinforced gear components, the SRP-D enables faster thrust allocation than conventional rudder propellers. Thanks to the shorter response times, it is possible to respond faster and more purposefully to wind, weather conditions and currents, resulting in higher vessel positioning accuracy.At the same time, fuel consumption is reduced,” Schottel said. .

“Additionally, the SRP-D is distinguished by its extremely low-profile, vertically integrated LE-Drive, as well as an additional eight-degree tilt of the lower gearbox,” the company added.

Additionally, according to Schottel, despite its integrated design, the LE-Drive allows a free choice of motor for electrically powered vessels, ideally battery powered. Thanks to its compact design, the LE-Drive opens up more freedom in ship design. The SRP-D is also optionally available with a Z configuration transmission.

In addition, thanks to the additional lower gearbox which has an eight degree downward tilt, the interaction between the propulsion unit and the hull as well as the interaction of the flow of the propeller are reduced. This results in increased thrust efficiency in DP operation and minimizes ‘no go zones’.

Roomba, Revlon One-Step and Adidas: the best online sales of the moment

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Today you’ll find a deal on the GE Profile Opal 2.0 Nugget Ice Maker, discounted Swedish tea towels and savings on Adidas gear. All this and more below.

Limit your use of paper towels with a more durable option like Swedish Tea Towels, almost half price on Amazon right now. These reusable, biodegradable cloths are already a budget-friendly swap, but at just $13.99 for a pack of 10, you’re looking at some serious savings. Whether you’re wiping up crumbs, washing your car, or anything in between, these dishcloths are a no-brainer and are just under the lowest price we’ve seen this year.

Revlon One Step Hair Dryer

Don’t miss your chance to pick up the coveted Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer while it’s on sale. The top-rated hair tool (and our pick for best budget hair dryer) is under $28 on Amazon — one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen — so you can get a salon-quality blowout without wasting all your money.

GE Opal Nugget Ice Maker

There is no doubt about it: the ice nugget is the best type of ice cream. And now you can get that coveted type of ice cream at home with the GE Opal Nugget Ice Maker, now 20% off. Yes, that’s still a significant sum to pour on an ice maker, but with over 16,000 reviews and a 4.4-star rating, ice cream lovers say it’s worth it.

Roomba j7+

You may have heard that Amazon is acquiring the company behind Roomba for $1.7 billion, but you can get one of the robot vacuums for a lot less than that today. Pet hair and crumbs littering your floors are a thing of the past with a quality robot vacuum. Luckily, the iRobot Roomba j7+, one of our favorite Roomba models, is heavily discounted right now. The j7+ is certainly still a splurge, but it has all the bells and whistles you need for perfectly clean floors, including a self-emptying base.

Adidas

Whether you’re looking for a new pair of trainers, comfortable loungewear, or activewear that’s perfect for your workout routine, Adidas has you covered. Right now, you can get up to 50% off thousands of top Adidas styles for men, women and kids. Plus, Adiclub members can get even lower prices (and membership is free). These discounts only last until August 24, so don’t wait.

• Ready to improve your audio? Use code CNN20 for 20% off Fitness Headphones and the All-Star Bundle at Raycon.

• OtterBox is offering 15% off iPhone Cases, iPad Cases and Screen Protector i.e. insurance gear for your shiny new device. Shop the sale now through August 14.

• Anker’s sleek PowerCore Slim 1000 portable charger is 30% off when you add it to your Amazon cart now.

• Sleep like a 5-star every night with Amazon’s deal on Beckham Hotel Collection pillows, now $5 off.

• REI has a ton of running shoes on sale right now, including Brooks Ghosts, Adidas Ultraboosts 22, and Hoka’s Bondi 7 (just us, or is Hoka everywhere at present?).

• Sandisk’s 2TB Portable SSD is $251 off at Amazon, so if you’ve been thinking about getting backup storage, now is the time.

• The Apple Magic Trackpad 2 is here for everything from doodling to graphic design, and we’re here for that discounted price: it’s currently 35% off at Woot!, ringing in at under $85.

• Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 is 48% off at Woot!, and it tracks everything from your vitals to your next PR.

• Just in time for back to school, save on Sharpies, organizers and more for your child’s classroom or your own WFH station.

• Outdoor tools are mostly on sale on eBay right now, including refurbished leaf blowers, hedge trimmers and everything else you need to get ready for winter.

Patagonia

Patagonia sales are rare – like, once in a rare blue moon. Right now, you can browse summer styles and more with discounts of up to 40%. Bestsellers, including bags, sweaters and rainwear styles, are on sale just in time to stock up for fall outdoor activities. Whether you’re roughing it in the backcountry or just walking the dog around the block, Patagonia styles are made to last.

Amazon

Our pick for the best budget e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite, features a lightweight design and an anti-glare screen with adjustable heat to reduce eye strain. Waterproof and equipped with a Great-Long-lasting battery life, the Paperwhite is the perfect vacation accessory for browsing through all your favorite beach reads – or the perfect bedside table companion. The latest Paperwhite is currently $30 on Amazon.

all the birds

Sales of Allbirds are rare – like, once in a rare blue moon. We certainly don’t mind paying full price for these slipper-like merino wool shoes, but with 40% off select men’s and women’s styles right now, it’s definitely worth browsing. Flexible, supportive and comfortable, Allbirds shoes come in a variety of styles, from race-ready loungers to breathable all-day walking shoes and more.

Twitter user finds the exact shirt Carmy is wearing in the bear

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While channeling a global gourmet chef who returns to his hometown of Chicago, Jeremy Allen White’s character Carmy in “The Bear” is an intriguing main character, but one aspect of his rugged look has Twitter users chiding. . A user researched Carmy’s uniform. t-shirt he wears in every episode of the FX/Hulu series.

“If you’re a Menswear fan like me, and you love The Bear, you were probably wondering what T-shirt Carmy was wearing. I’ve got the answer for you!” the user tweeted. “It’s a visibly heavier material, with a solid collar, shorter sleeves (to see the muscles obviously) with a [sic] inch shorter. ” In a thread, the user discovered that Carmy was wearing two different men’s t-shirts – the first is a Whitesville t-shirt made in Japan, which costs $90 for a 2-pack. That’s the price to pay for the thin cotton and the brand’s high number of points. The second tee is from German company Merz b. Schwanen, retailing for 74.90 euros (about $76).

You might be wondering: why is it gaining so much popularity on the internet? The original poster said in the thread on choosing the white t-shirt, “The thicker material of the t-shirt has two advantages: it sits away from the body like an architectural suit and therefore reads as a bit more formal than a lighter fabric t-shirt. It also skims rolls or softness for a more cut silhouette.”

Get ready for the new semester with Daiso Japan – News

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Published: Mon 22 Aug 2022, 15:05

Daiso Japan is a renowned Japanese value store built around the idea of ​​”fun and surprises”. The store offers customers a wide variety of unique, fun and good quality daily use products at a very affordable price. The strength of Daiso Japan’s products lies in the combination of range, quality and uniqueness. It’s a one-stop shop for the whole family, where you can find the products you want and the products you didn’t know you needed to make your life easier. The store offers approximately 80,000 products, with 800 new and improved products per month. There are currently over 70 stores in the GCC region, making the store accessible to everyone. Most products are available from just 7.5 Dh.



August is back-to-school season, when children do their shopping in anticipation of the reopening of schools. What may not seem like an exciting task certainly will be with Daiso Japan. This year, the brand is offering students a colourful, innovative and quirky range of back-to-school products that will delight children and set them apart from their peers. Not only are Daiso Japan’s stationery aisles full of fun and surprises, but the products are also considerably affordable compared to other places. The highlight this year is Disney and Marvel lunch bags, boxes and bottles. Popular characters such as Elsa from Frozen, Minnie and Mickey Mouse and the Avengers are featured on these items. Other popular and unique products available from Daiso Japan are adorable water-based erasers, chalkboards, markers, notebooks of different sizes, and stationery suitable for young children as they are easier to clean.

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Maruti Alto K10 prices revealed. What car are you planning to buy?

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Automotive giant Maruti Suzuki recently unveiled its all-new Alto K10. You can reserve this new generation Alto car by paying 11,000. This car is being sold through the Maruti Arena dealership, the Hindustan Times’ sister website, Live Hindustan, reported.

The Alto K10 STD MT variant costs 3.99 lakh while the LXi MT variant costs 4.82 million. The Alto K10 VXi MT is worth 4.99 lakh and VXi+ MT worth 5.33 million. You must pay 5.49 lakh to buy VXi AT model while VXi+ AT can be bought by paying 5.83 million. All prices above are ex-showroom prices as per Live Hindustan report.

READ ALSO : Maruti Suzuki launches Swift S-CNG in India. Details here

Maruti Alto K10 is equipped with a 1.0-liter K10C gasoline engine that generates a power of 65.7 horsepower. Its five-speed AMT gearbox is only available with the top-of-the-range VXi and VXi+ versions.

This new Alto car gives a mileage of 24.39 kilometers per liter on the manual variant and 24.90 kilometers per liter on the automatic variant. It is available in six monotone color options including Sizzle Red Metallic, Silky Silver Metallic, Granite Gray Metallic, Earth Gold Metallic Pearl, Rapid Blue Metallic, and Sold White.

The new Alto K10 is in direct competition with Renault Kwid, which costs between 4.64 lakh and 5.99 lakh. This new car is more expensive than Maruti Suzuki S-PRESSO ( -4.25 lakh 5.99 lakh) and Alto 800 ( 3.39 lakh-5.03 lakh).


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The Complete Winter 2019 Men’s Style Guide

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Here are the 6 biggest menswear trends for fall/winter

Men’s fashion is currently experimental. It’s personal. It is transgressive. And that makes it more fun than ever. But the moment more is more in menswear makes it surprisingly difficult to identify trends. To help, we’ve broken down the looks that have appeared on multiple catwalks and that we can imagine adding to our wardrobes.

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The scarves that will keep you warm this winter

It’s that time of year again when it’s necessary to sprinkle vitamin D tablets on your porridge and turn on the SAD light just to get you out from under the covers. The only thing that warms our hearts is the possibility of adding another accessory to our wardrobe. These are the best scarves that will keep you warm this winter.

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8 Coats Every Man Should Have To Survive Winter In Style

Ask yourself this question when it comes to the depths of winter: what does your outerwear look like? If the answer is no, “completed, mate,” you should get this pick of eight essential coats. These versatile styles offer a balance of classic and modern styles that will protect you from the elements (and the sales rail).

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8 Coats Every Man Needs to Survive Winter in Style

9 perfumes for men to wear all winter long

The world (as we once knew it) has changed, and it’s as common to see a masculine scent inspired by Pacific waves or an English prairie launched in November as it is to see one infused with winter fruit. comfortable unveiled in June. . These are the best winter perfumes for men. Expect the unexpected.

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What to wear to a winter wedding

While we can’t advise you on how stingy or extravagant you should be with your gift, we can advise you on how to nail your winter wedding attire, whether you’re a groom, part of the party wedding or one of those (quietly seething) people who was only invited to the after-party.

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What to wear to a winter wedding

The essential winter boot styles for men

Cold feet are a winter fact, as are gloomy mornings and drunken Christmases. The shoes you wear the rest of the year don’t cut it in the worst weather conditions. You need winter boots, not just a pair. Ideally, you should have two or three. Here’s how to find the style that suits you best, and the ways to wear them.

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The essential winter boot styles for men

6 easy outfit combinations for winter: high and low outfits

The stuffy, outdated rules of menswear—those that dictate what you can wear, when, and with what—are fast eroding. Here are six ways to style the rest of the season in the spirit of rebellion, or use the technical term high-low dressing. They combine formal and casual styles.

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6 easy combinations of high and low outfits for winter

There are many ways to wear color in winter

An easy way to brighten up dull outfits is to add some color to your usual color wheel. Wide pants not your style? Track tops and joggers are best left at home. A new color can be the key to refreshing your wardrobe. Here’s everything you need to know to wear color this winter.

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All the easy ways to wear color in winter

6 Alternative Winter Pant Styles – How To Wear Them

A well-fitting pair of pants can make you look taller (the cropped style does this well), slimmer (tapered legs were created by wizards, we can only speculate), and a whole lot more put together. Here are six styles to help you achieve this look.

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6 Alternative Winter Pant Styles and How to Wear Them

15 conditioners that are the secret to beautiful hair

A hair care routine should include a cleanser/toner, serum, moisturizer, and moisturizer. This is especially important during the winter months. Conditioner is the answer. These are best for all hair types.

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9 classic hairstyles for men that will never go out of style

Most people say your shoes are the first thing people lay eyes on – but we’d say, given their location on the body, it’s your hair. Looking for a new style to wear in the colder months? Here are the best classic hairstyles for men, chosen by top barbers in the UK.

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9 classic hairstyles for men that will never go out of style

7 outfits to make your fall stylish

Summer is all well and good, but when it comes to dressing well, it’s a bit boring. Just in time for the mercury to drop, we’ve gone back to the drawing board, deciphering recent and upcoming trends to bring you seven outfit ideas to inspire you with this season.

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7 outfits for a stylish fall

6 Outerwear Trends You Should Be Wearing This Winter

Your outerwear is probably the most important piece of your wardrobe. No other garment transforms a look as much as a coat or a jacket. There are plenty of trends to look into this winter, from specific fabrics and patterns to fit and style, and they will be in style for many years to come.

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How to Wear a Beanie Without Looking Like an Idiot

If you’ve ever said the words “hats just don’t fit me,” it might be because you’re just not wearing the right ones. Try a beanie this season. If you do, be sure to follow these rules.

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winter’s hot list

It’s winter – the time of hibernation, hearty food, warming alcohol and long nights. To help you out, here’s everything to watch, stream, eat, read and eat for the next six months

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The Winter 2019 Hot List

The best face creams for men

Serums are formulated with active ingredients to give your skin the best results. These 14 products will fight the effects of winter cold.

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The corduroy suit is your new tailoring staple

Corduroy suits were once the uniform of weary academics. We gave them a new breath of life. Should we still believe in his strength? Read on to find out why it’s one of the most stylish and durable fabrics known to man.

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The biggest hair trends for men in 2019

Refreshing your look this winter doesn’t cost more than a round of drinks. Just 45 minutes in the barber chair can have the same effect if you’re brave enough to say anything other than “the usual.”

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The biggest hair trends for men in 2019

10 Knitwear Styles Your Winter Wardrobe Needs

There are nine other options available to make your style sub-zero. They are the heroes who make it easy to keep warm in the cold.

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10 Knitwear Styles Your Winter Wardrobe Deserves

9 Ways to Wear the Most Underrated Color in Men’s Fashion: Brown

For all its positives, it’s notoriously difficult to wear brown without looking like you’ve just stepped through a time portal. It’s possible. Here’s how.

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9 Ways to Wear the Most Underrated Color in Men's Fashion: Brown

Raw denim: everything you need to know

It’s painful, it’s expensive, it takes some serious perseverance, and if you’re not careful, it could turn into something of an addiction. That’s all you need to know about raw denim.

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Everything you need to know about raw denim

The best pajamas for lounging in style

During the warmer months, you may sleep in your boxers (or not at all) overnight. When the temperatures start to drop, pajamas can be a big help.

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The best pajamas for lounging in style

6 incredible outfits for the Christmas party

If you’re going to dress up any time of the year, it’s Christmas time. From stylish versions of the Christmas jumper to what to wear in the pub, we’ve got you covered for your Christmas party.

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6 killer outfits for the Christmas party

How Rock and Roll Changed Fashion

Modern fashion has been transformed by rock clothing and rock and roll music. From the style of Elvis in the 1950s to the designers of today, here’s how it happened.

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How rock and roll changed fashion

Why the Outdoor trend is here to stay

Dressing like a mountaineer has suddenly become the hottest ticket in menswear. From what it is to fashion-approved outerwear, here’s everything you need to know about the trend.

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Why the outdoor trend is here to stay

The complete guide to the camel coat for men

It’s tempting to play it safe when shopping for new clothes. Black goes with everything and navy blue is classic. Gray always looks smart. But is that all we can do? Fortunately, we found the solution: a camel coat.

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The complete guide to the camel coat for men

5 trendy ways to wear the fleece trend

Fleece is a popular outerwear fabric that rose from the ashes. But where does it come from? And how to wear it.

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5 stylish ways to wear the fleece trend

Gear Insider: Summer Survival Guide

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It’s summer in the United States. Dog days, as they say. Groms return to school, tourists return to their inner homes, parking spaces are slowly freeing up. However, days at the beach are still very important, so I’ve put together a list of gifts that I think will make yours ideal.

Not all of them are necessities, notice. Many are just props. Some might even be called excessive. Still, I highly suggest packing these products for your next sunrise to sunset outing by the sea. You’ll be glad you did.

Longboard | One piece swimsuit | Sunglasses | Beach towel | Sunscreen | Bathrobe | Straw Hat | Umbrella

Photograph by Billy Watts

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Imperfect Madera Model Longboard

If I go to the beach, I’m going to have some kind of personal watercraft in my hand. (I’ve never been able to master the art of sunning the buns anyway.) And since lazy, waist-high waves reign supreme in the summer months, I can’t see anything wrong. better to bring to the beach than a simple classic. – finned longboard.

Lately, I’ve been loving my 9’4″ Madera log hand-shaped by Micah Wood for Imperfects, a San Diego surfboard and apparel brand run by fellow shaper Mike Lynch. A traditional square-tail noserider, this piece of foam and fiberglass gets me through every section with ease – and even on microwaves some might consider undulations Even surfers who prefer low volume boards can benefit from a bit more weight for smaller days, and the team at Imperfects would be more than happy to set you up with a mid-length or custom longboard.Who knows?You might be converted.

Melted Swim Prickly Pear Cap Sleeve One-Piece

Over the years, I’ve seen many surf brands market their “surf swimsuits”, which were basically repackaged versions of the classic bikini, with varying levels of coverage. While these styles work fabulously for some women and I fully support people wearing whatever feels comfortable in the water, some of us need a little more support and prefer not to flash people while surfing.

Fortunately, with the influence of retro fashion as well as an increased awareness of sun safety over the past decade, a new breed of wetsuit has entered the chat. One-piece swimsuits with sleeves have exploded in popularity, and New Zealand-based women’s swimwear brand Fondu has some adorable options. Designed by talented longboarder Tanya Kerr, the wetsuits look to the past for vintage-inspired silhouettes and to the future with eco-friendly materials. My personal favorite is the Prickly Pear One-Piece, which features short sleeves and a flattering cut through the hips. I feel supported, protected and cute as hell in my Fondu costume. Plus, it doubles as a bodysuit with shorts for after-the-beach bevvies with the girls.

RAEN Nikol Polarized Sunglasses

I suffer from migraines, often triggered by too much bright light, so I’m not kidding when it comes to eye protection. A recurring guest on Surfline Gear Insider, RAEN has frames for all style preferences and face shapes, so I can’t help but recommend them to anyone who hears it.

As a self-proclaimed sunglass collector, I continue to seek out these Nikol frames day after day. I think my other sunglasses are starting to get jealous. The bright papaya color goes with any outfit, and yes, they’re polarized for those long days of staring at the sea. I have friends with all kinds of facial bone structures, and the Nikol seems to suit them all. But don’t just take my word for it; you can take a virtual test drive on the RAEN website.

MAYDE Sorbet rainbow napkin

Beach blankets are essential for any day at the beach, but what about the fluffiest, cutest beach towel around? Super absorbent, comfy for midday naps, and pretty enough to use as a bedspread, MAYDE’s Rainbow Towel will probably be the best beach towel I’ll ever own. It’s made from ultra-luxury Buldan cotton (from Turkey, so you know it’s nice) and features fluffy dots of pastel-colored goodness.

Be warned, however, that these towels don’t come cheap. At $100 a pop, it’s a luxury item that’s by no means necessary for a day at the beach – your souvenir towel from a surfing contest 15 years ago will probably do the trick. This one is just really, really sweet.

Super goof! Solar cream

Unicorns are real. Atlantis exists. And there’s a reef-safe spray sunscreen that stays clear and doesn’t leave a super sticky residue: Supergoop! PLAY Antioxidant Body Mist SPF 50 with Vitamin C (try saying that five times fast). Super goof! must employ a whole troop of magicians to make so many amazing sunscreen products that not only work well, but are actually fun to apply. Plus, their packaging is very adorable and millennial-friendly.

I have been a loyal member of the Supergoop! cult since they tried their fan-favorite Unseen sunscreen, which I swipe, slap, and apply every time I leave my house. I always carry five or six of their products in my beach bag these days, including the aforementioned Body Mist, Poof Part Powder SPF 35 (you do NOT want to have a sunburned scalp), and the Every. Only. Face. Watery Lotion SPF 50 for midday touch-ups.

by kvp Sunset Dress

The Encinitas-based brand, by kvp, carries an essence of leisure. Short for designer/surfer Kelsey Van Patten, by kvp creates low-impact linen styles that technically aren’t pajamas. But neither are they not pajamas. Each of their products is made just south of the border in small batches to reduce waste, and they are anything but ordinary. With matching bottoms, shirts, jumpsuits and bathrobes (with pockets!), these beautiful one-pieces serve as lounge wear, festival gear, party style and, of course, beach cover-ups. I love my evening dress by kvp to keep the sun off my shoulders – and to make me look like a chic lady who drinks chardonnay by the sea all day without a care in the world. Dress for the job you want and all that jazz.

Natural straw hat Made by Minga La Ranchera

I’ve been told “coast chic grandma” is having a moment. I also heard that the “cowboy style” was in fashion. Here is a fabulous hat that is both. Made by La Ranchera de Minga straw, this hat puts the yes in my hawthorn, and probably also fits into the vibe of seaside grannies. With a brim wide enough to protect my face and upper body from the sun’s vicious rays, as well as a leather strap for windy days, I don’t think I could ask for much more from a sun hat.

Made by Minga is based in San Diego, but founder Emily Rathmanner has all her products created by hand by artisans in Ecuador’s highlands, using their traditional sustainable processes. From straw and wool hats to leather goods, this brand aims to showcase the talents and collaborative spirit of the artists who create them, while offering functional and beautiful products to its customers.

Business & Pleasure Co. Vintage Gold Vacation Beach Umbrella

Finally, the often forgotten but always appreciated parasol. Every group of friends needs an organized person who doesn’t forget to bring the ‘brolly’, which can extend a day at the beach by several hours. Now I grew up with CVS/Rite-Aid/Walgreens beach accessories. Our umbrellas were $8.99 and did the job. In fact, my mom probably still has the one she bought when I was a brat refusing to reapply my sunscreen. I never thought in a million years that I would buy into the hype of a high end umbrella.

But if you’re going to go all out for a beach gift, Business & Pleasure Co. has some absolute nuggets. Their Vacation Beach Umbrella is my top pick, because at seven pounds there’s still an extra schlep, but the Premium version clocks in at an extra two pounds (and a hundred dollars). It’s super easy to install, is made of UPF 50+ material and has fun little fringe that hangs down the sides. As a bonus, when you’re lounging under this awning, you’re shielded from the envious gazes of other beachgoers.

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Borderlands Moxxi Blended Scotch Whiskey is back in stock

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Good news for Borderlands fans who love a drink – Moxxi’s Finest Whiskey is back in stock.

Developed in collaboration with Ballatine’s, Moxxi’s Finest is “Moxxi’s exclusive whiskey bottle”. “Like most things in life,” the Ballantine’s x Moxxi Bar Edition reissue is available to purchase now on a first-come, first-served basis.

Borderlands x Ballantine’s | Announcing Moxxi’s New Business Venture

Players who manage to grab a bottle will also gain access to “four exclusive, playable Pandora game heads” through a QR code on the bottle.

The Bar Edition of Balletine’s Finest Moxxi is available now for £22.95 via The Whiskey Exchange. Head over to the Ballatine site to discover the recipes for four “exclusive cocktails”: Apocalypse Spritz, a Bloodshot Eye, a Sandbox Sip and Moxxi’s Mule.

“A collaboration between Ballantine’s and Gearbox Entertainment’s Borderlands franchise, one of the most popular first-person shooters in the world,” states the store’s description.

“This limited edition Ballantine’s Finest champions Borderlands’ Mad Moxxi, a bold and daring non-playable character who owns a bar on Pandora – one of Borderlands’ planets. The striking label features Moxxi herself and embodies her colorful style, as well than a QR code that gives fans of the game access to exclusive gameplay skins.”

Earlier this week, a surprising Amazon listing provided new details about New Tales from the Borderlands, the Gearbox-developed follow-up to Telltale Games’ 2014 episodic adventure of almost the same name. Although not officially announced, the listing suggests it will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PS5, Switch, and PC on October 21.

As Matt summarized for us at the time, original developer Telltale shut down in 2018 – and given the original game’s relative commercial failure – it looked like a sequel might never happen. However, Borderlands developer Gearbox surprised everyone in April when it announced that a sequel was not only on the way, but would be available by the end of the year.

In related news, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands’ fourth DLC chapter, Shattering Spectreglass, is now available, “expanding the endgame experience” with a new class, better character creation options, a new boss, and a ” incredible booty”.

Patagonia, Kindle and Tile Slim: the best online sellers of the moment

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This weekend you’ll find a deal on a Thermapen meat thermometer, a discounted Kindle Paperwhite and savings on a Dyson Ball upright vacuum. All this and more below.

At Underscored, ThermoWorks is our most trusted brand of grilling thermometers. Good news for all those late summer barbecues on the calendar: the Classic Super-Fast Meat Thermometer is on sale now in an open box. With a foldable probe and an ultra-readable display, this thermometer is a must-have in the kitchen. Open box thermometers work like new and come with a full warranty, so buy one now before they’re all sold out.

Patagonia

Patagonia sales are rare – like, once in a rare blue moon. Right now, you can browse summer styles and more with discounts of up to 40%. Bestsellers, including bags, sweaters and rainwear styles, are on sale just in time to stock up for fall outdoor activities. Whether you’re roughing it in the backcountry or just walking the dog around the block, Patagonia styles are made to last.

To light up

Our pick for the best budget e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite, features a lightweight design and an anti-glare screen with adjustable heat to reduce eye strain. Waterproof and equipped with a Great-Long-lasting battery life, the Paperwhite is the perfect vacation accessory for browsing through all your favorite beach reads – or the perfect bedside table companion. The latest Paperwhite is currently $30 on Amazon.

Thin Tile

If you have a habit of misplacing things, Tile trackers are a great solution. Right now, you can save money on the credit card-shaped Tile Slim, which fits nicely into wallets and luggage. Plus, you can bundle the Slim and Mate trackers, which easily attach to your keychain, and get $10 off.

Dyson

Dyson vacuums are always a valuable addition to your home cleaning range, even if they’re usually a price pick. This one provides powerful suction that turns your home into a hypoallergenic haven – a worthy match for pet hair, pollen, and dander. Equipped with HEPA filtration, a wide cleaning path and hygienic bin emptying, this vacuum comes at a great price you won’t want to miss.

• The Apple Magic Keyboard is wireless and has an ultra-slim profile, making it ideal for people with small offices or home offices that are the kitchen table. Right now you can find it on Amazon for $75 instead of $99.

• If you’re not one to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, check out the Instant Pot Duo Plus, now nearly 40% off at Amazon. It can take on over nine different tasks, including slow cooking and sterilizing, so you can do literally anything.

• We consider the Jabra Elite 7 Active headphones to be among the best for workout enthusiasts, and they’re currently marked down from $179.99 to $129.99 (we love the ShakeGrip technology and active noise cancellation in particular ).

• The Reformation Summer Sale is happening right now, where you can get up to 40% off dresses, tops and more online and in-store.

• Kasa’s four smart bulb packs are currently $8 off at Amazon, so you can continue to light up the task with the desk lamp and relaxed vibes with the overhead light.

• Richer Poorer’s End of Summer Sale runs for the next day, but shop now to save big on your favorite styles of men’s and women’s t-shirts, dresses, bralettes and more.

• Olay’s Anniversary Sale is going on right now, and there are some secret passwords that will unlock some serious deals for you. Save $4 on Olay Retinol24 + Peptide Moisturizer (code: HYDRATE), $4 on Olay Retinol24 + Peptide Serum (code: SERUM) and $4 on Olay Retinol24 + Peptide Eye Cream (code: EYES).

• Photoshop is largely on sale on Amazon right now, just in time for back to school. Save $60 off the price of Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2022 while the offer is still running.

• Alleyoop’s much-loved skincare looks pretty on your bathroom shelves and, best of all, is up to 40% off during the brand’s Anniversary Sale through August 31 – and you will also receive a free gift with purchase.

• Annie’s Organic Dinners (think famous mac and cheese), snacks, cereals and more are 20% off at Amazon, so stock up for this dorm before the sale ends.

Rifle Paper Co. Furniture

Refresh your home office easily with this sale from Rifle Paper Co. The brand, known for its colorful florals and whimsical patterns, is slashing its furniture line by 25% for the first time. Use code HOME25 to save on everything from desk chairs, armchairs and ottomans to headboards and bed frames through Sunday, August 21.

Homesick

Celebrate the start of a new season with a new fragrance from Homesick. The candle brand has mastered nostalgic scents tied to a specific location or experience, and right now the bundle of them are up to 40% off during the end of summer sale. This is the perfect opportunity to buy a gift for someone special or simply stock up on new fall scents for your own home.

MMMat

These best-selling silicone baking mats are nonstick, dishwasher safe, and a durable alternative to single-use aluminum foil or parchment paper. Durable and easy to clean, these mats make it easier than ever to whip up a quick dinner or a batch of fresh cookies — and right now a two-pack is on sale for just over $16 when you cut the coupon on the page.

Ring Wired Video Doorbell

Compact and easy to install, Ring Video Doorbell Wired is a smart home security device that lets you see and talk to anyone at your door, whether you’re inside your home or thousands of miles away. . Regularly $59.99, it’s the cheapest video doorbell in Ring’s lineup, but it doesn’t skip too many features. Right now, get it in black for an even more affordable price when you use code CNNBRNG at checkout. If you’re looking for a way to beef up your home’s security without spending a fortune, this is a good place to start.

Bala Wristbands

Bala Bangles are the fanciest ankle weights you’ll find on the market – plus, they amp up any workout with resistance that makes a big difference over time. Snag a pair of 1-pound weights (available in four colors) for almost $15 off and strap them comfortably to your wrists or ankles for a streamlined way to enhance your fitness routine.

all the birds

Sales of Allbirds are rare – like, once in a rare blue moon. We certainly don’t mind paying full price for these slipper-like merino wool shoes, but with 40% off select men’s and women’s styles right now, it’s definitely worth browsing. Flexible, supportive and comfortable, Allbirds shoes come in a variety of styles, from race-ready loungers to breathable all-day walking shoes and more.

M&S launches England men’s football team AW22 menswear range with a call to action for individuality and diversity

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Marks & Spencer have announced a new partnership with the England men’s football team and say they have created a new collection of accessible, diverse and accessible formal wear, celebrating individuality and aiming to ‘bridge the gap’ between players and customers.

M&S says: “With so many credible and inspiring role models in England’s squads, led by such principled managers, it’s easy to see why fans have reconnected with England. Style and football can be exhilarating when players and people speak out, and these modern, progressive England teams reflect so many of our own brand values ​​and attitudes.

Marks & Spencer is the official tailor for the England senior men’s and women’s teams under a new three-year partnership, following its long-standing relationship with the Football Association, dating back to 2007 when M&S became the supplier costume official for England. Senior Men’s Team.

John Stones wears: Performance suit jacket, Performance zipped polo shirt, Performance trousers and loafer; Ollie Watkins wears: The Performance Crew, The Performance Trouser & The Loafer; Harry Kane wears: The Performance Bomber, The Performance Zip Polo, The Performance Trouser & The Loafer.

The menswear collection hits stores this week. Describing the collection, M&S said: “Reflecting the personality and individuality of the England team, the standalone three-piece suit and tie are gone, updated with a thoughtful edit of smart-separates, styled like the people want to wear them now – more relaxed. , more interesting and more English.

There are performance separates, knits and suits, shoes and accessories in a tonal palette of navy and black complemented by neutral separates in ecru and air force blue, styled with accessories that feature the crest of England and the signature bright red, synonymous with England’s teams. .

Wes Taylor, Menswear Director, says: “After meeting with the England senior men’s team and discussing their needs, it became apparent almost immediately that they wanted a collection that offered style and versatility, allowing for individual preferences. but still coming across as a cohesive look. Above all, they wanted something that better reflected who they really are. So rather than a structured suit, shirt and tie uniform, we have

has created a more comprehensive collection of smart separates that puts comfort, performance and durability at its heart. »

Sports Protective Equipment Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 5.2% During the Forecast Period 2022-2031, TMR Study Notes

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  • Rising consumer spending on sports protective equipment is expected to drive the global sports protective equipment market
  • More people are participating in different sports activities which is expected to increase the demand in the global market

WILMINGTON, Del., August 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In 2021, the value of the global protective sports equipment market was US$8.18 billion. The global market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period, 2022 to 2031. The value of the global market sports protective equipment market is estimated to touch $13.35 billion by 2031. The sports protective equipment market is driven by an increase in participation in outdoor sports activities. With more and more people playing sports, there is a growing need for protective equipment such as boxing gear, helmets and shoes, which is expected to provide growth prospects for sports equipment suppliers.

Due to the increase in sports-related injuries, individuals are also becoming more knowledgeable about the use of protective equipment for sports. This is expected to increase consumer demand for sports protective gear. In order to bring new items to market, manufacturers of sports safety equipment are constantly investing in research and development projects. Since there are more sports professionals in Asia Pacific than in any other region, the demand for sports equipment substances is likely to be higher in the region.

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Key Findings of the Market Report

  • An increasing number of individuals are participating in various sports activities. In addition to keeping a person healthy and fit, sport helps to improve life satisfaction. The increase in engagement in different sports activities is also attributed to a better understanding of health issues and stress management. As a result, consumers are spending more on protective sports gear, which is expected to boost the global market.
  • Various organizations and regulatory bodies, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), have established rules governing the use of athletic protective equipment. This is expected to increase the global demand for protective sports equipment.
  • The demand for sports protective equipment is increasing due to a better understanding of the use of different sports equipment. An increase in the incidence of injuries among players of different ages is also expected to lead to sports safety equipment. Sports safety equipment has been very popular among women and men.
  • Given the boom in sporting activities in many countries of the Asia Pacific region, including China and India, the regional market is expected to grow at a high CAGR during the forecast period. The Asia Pacific The market is also expected to be driven by the region’s strong participation in professional sports.

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Global Sports Protective Equipment Market: Growth Drivers

  • Based on the product type, the demand for upper body protective gear is expected to increase in the coming years. The category is likely to expand as more and more people participate in fitness training, extreme sports, competitive sports, as well as different bodybuilding programs.
  • Based on applications, mountaineering and rock climbing categories are expected to dominate the global market during the forecast period. This is due to the fact that mountaineering as well as small and large scale treks are becoming more and more popular around the world.

Global Sports Protective Equipment Market: Key Players

Some of the major players in the market are

  • Mueller Sports MedicineInc.
  • Amer Sports Corporation
  • Gray of Cambridge (International) Ltd.
  • ASICS Company
  • Under Armor Inc.
  • Nike, Inc.

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Global Sports Protective Equipment Market: Segmentation

type of product

  • Head protection
  • Upper body protection
  • Lower body protection
  • Shoe
  • Others

Application

  • Water sports and races
  • Ball games
  • Mountaineering and rock climbing
  • Others

Final user

  • Professional
  • Not professional

Price

Distribution channel

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industrial protective footwear market – The global industrial protective footwear market is expected to reach $10.87 billion by the end of 2031, grow at a CAGR of 4.84% from 2022 to 2031

winter sports equipment market – The global winter sports equipment market is expected to reach a value of US$3,602.2 million by the end of 2031, expand at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2022 to 2031

Asia-Pacific Footwear Market – The Asia Pacific footwear market is expected to exceed the value of US$846.9 billion by the end of 2031, expand at a CAGR of 8.7% from 2021 to 2031

Board Games and Puzzles Market – The global board games and puzzles market is expected to exceed the value of US$24.5 billion by the end of 2031, expand at a CAGR of 7% from 2021 to 2031

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helmet market – Global Headset Market is expected to reach a value of US$34.2 billion by 2030, expand at a CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period

Climbing gyms market in EuropeEurope The climbing gyms market is expected to reach the value of US$2 billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 9.9% over the forecast period

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Zinn Tech FAQ: Gear choice for optimal efficiency, Di2 dead, Mavic 10/11 switch

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Dear Lenard,

I have often wondered if there is a difference in feel, torque, horsepower or anything else when using the large ring or the small ring in a gear with identical gear inches – say a 43×19 or 52×23, both of which are 59.79 with a 25mm tire on a 700C rim.

Ken

Dear Ken,

Indeed, the chainrings you choose to achieve the same gear ratios make a difference. Using your example, friction losses are greater in the 43 x 19 combination than in the 52 x 23 combination. This article explains why and includes a graph of friction versus chainring selection to achieve the same gear ratio .

If you use a smaller chainring and sprocket to achieve the same gear ratio as with a larger chainring and sprocket, you increase the chain’s joint angles due to the fact that the chain rotates around the sprocket and of the smaller board. In other words, the chain bends more around the smallest sprocket and chainring than around the largest sprocket and chainring. This increases friction losses in the chain, despite the fact that the chain speed is higher with the larger chainring (at the same cadence) – the amount of bend in the chain matters more than how often the chain folds per second.

The tension on the top of a chain is inversely proportional to the size of the chainring. In other words, the smaller the chainring, the higher the chain tension. It’s simple physics: power output is equal to rotational speed x torque transferred to the sprockets by means of chain tension. At the same horsepower and cadence, RPM and torque are the same in larger and smaller chainrings. So the chain tension (force) with the smaller chainring is higher, because the torque is given by the equation Torque = Force X Radius, and the chainring radius is smaller. Conversely, a larger chainring has a larger radius, and therefore the chain tension is lower at the same RPM and horsepower. Higher chain tension increases friction in the chain by pulling harder on its pivot pins and forcing its rollers harder against the teeth of the chainring and sprocket.

For best efficiency with a 2 X 11 system, shift from the outer ring to the inner ring when shifting to the ninth smallest cog (second from largest). In other words, always cross the chain from the big ring to the third largest sprocket before dropping into the inner chainring as the road climbs.

-Lennard

Dear Lenard,

I have a Shimano R8070 groupset and came back from vacation yesterday. While I was going to use my bike which was working fine when I left home three weeks ago the rear derailleur suddenly did not work i.e. nothing happened when I pressed the buttons on the shifter. The forward shifter worked normally, but I still charged the battery. Still no action from the rear derailleur. I wondered if it had gone into crash mode (although there was no reason to, since it hadn’t been used), so I held down the junction box button for 5 seconds to get a flashing red light simultaneously as I tried to shift – but nothing happened. I use manual mode, but I tried semi-synchronous mode, and when I used the front shifter, the rear derailleur also shifted. So it somehow works and could mean the problem is in the shifter? I disconnected and reconnected the wires on the rear derailleur and on the shifter itself (and made sure it clicked as it should when I reconnected them). Still nothing from the shift lever. I did the same with the battery stored in the seatpost, as I read somewhere that could be considered a “soft reset” of the system. But nothing works. I was wondering if you could have any clues as to what is wrong? What’s really weird is that the only thing that happened was that the bike wasn’t used for three weeks, so nothing actually ‘happened’ that could explain (in my head) why the gear lever seems completely dead…

Ole

Dear Ole,

Here is the answer to your question about Shimano’s communication system:

“Based on Ole’s comments, my best guess is that there is a problem with the cable that connects the rear shifter to the junction box or a problem with the shifter itself. Given that the rear derailleur is still running in semi-synchronous mode, there’s probably not a problem with the derailleur or the wires communicating with the rear derailleur.More likely than not, it’s something with the shifter wire reverse gears to the upper junction box, as sometimes they can wear out over time due to friction or accident etc. and eventually lose the connection.This would also explain the mysterious loss of function, as sometimes the wire wears out and then randomly loses connection.

The best way to diagnose this problem is to take the bike shopping with a PC Link device and they can run a diagnostic check of the system connected to the computer. This will help them narrow down the problem and hopefully fix the problem. If that’s not an option, it’s probably best to pull the bar tape and inspect that section of wire and replace if needed.

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It’s hard to imagine your right shifter ceasing to work while the bike sits untouched for three weeks. The same goes for the wire that loses internal contact while you are away.

I would have guessed that the short wire between the shifter and the junction box was loose, as that would explain why the rear derailleur does not respond to commands from the right shifter but operates in Semi Synchro mode (controlled by the shifter left gears rather than the right gear lever). If you disconnected it at both ends and reconnected, you simply eliminated it. I know you said it snapped, which is reassuring. Ideally you plug and unplug the Di2 wires with this tool; it ensures that the wire snaps into place.

-Lennard

Dear Lenard,

I have a Trek Madone 5.2 with an Ultegra 10 speed groupset. Also uses Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels. I find that there is a moment when there is a jump in the tape which means that it is too much or not geared up enough. I did some research and found that it was possible to go up to 11 speeds, and with the Ksyrium wheels there would be no need to change hubs. Have you had any experience with this and any suggestions?

bruce

Dear Bruce,

Yes, you should be able to do this upgrade with no problem on this bike. On recent Mavic Ksyrium wheels there will be a spacer behind the cassette when running 10 sprockets. You will remove this spacer when installing an 11-speed cassette.
-Lennard

Neighborhoods: Sheldon, TX, Fire Station #2

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This facility received the Career 2 Notable Award at the 2021 Firehouse Station Design Awards. Find the full list of winners here.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 60 and Sheldon Community Fire & Rescue hosted the grand opening of the new No. 2 Station and Paul V. Reed Training Center in May 2019. The facility has a dual role as a fire station for the local community and a training facility for Sheldon Community Fire & Rescue. The key elements of the training facility for the site consist of a large burn tower and a drafting pond. A large radio tower serves the local district. Showcase systems allow daylight to penetrate most of the building’s interior spaces, reducing the amount of artificial lighting needed. Station 2 is a critical facility; therefore, all windows, doors, and other exterior components of the envelope are designed to withstand 140 mph winds, and the building’s foundation has been raised to reduce the risk of future flooding.

Features of the 14,192-square-foot resort include a gym, eight sets of sleeping quarters, four pantries, and a full-size kitchen and common room. An exhaust system located in the appliance compartment reduces exhaust emissions when vehicles are started in the compartment. The bays also include a gear puller for fire gear, a gear dryer and an SCBA cascade fill system.

The seven-story building of the training center is equipped with six burning rooms, a state-of-the-art smoke detection system and temperature control alarms, for security reasons. The training center is also set up for height and confined space rescue. There is an integrated riser system for high and medium height operations.

Architect/Company Name: Carpenter architects

A knit affair in men’s fashion | fashion trends

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Whether raising eyebrows with designer Marc Jacobs’ long black lace Comme des Garçons shirt paired with white boxers at the 2012 Met Gala or the singer-songwriter’s black ruffled sheer blouse Harry Styles, seven years later, at the 2019 Met Gala, knitwear solidified its position in the elite of menswear

Whether raising eyebrows with designer Marc Jacobs’ long black lace Comme des Garçons shirt paired with white boxers at the 2012 Met Gala or the singer-songwriter’s black ruffled sheer blouse Harry Styles, seven years later, at the 2019 Met Gala, knitwear solidified its position in the menswear elite. Many brands like Henrik Vibskov, (di)vision, Bed jw Ford brought their fashion game to the catwalk during Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 season which recently concluded with their clothing collection for men in lace, mesh and translucent fabrics. With us, this trend made its appearance at India Couture Week 2022.




(LR) Models in Varun Bahl, Rohit Khanna Rahul Gandhi designs, a model in a mesh crop top (da)vision (Photos: Dhruv Sethi/HT; Instagram)

Speaking of this experience in couture collections, designer Varun Bahl says: “New-age brides seek to be comfortable, subtle yet powerful and dress according to their own personality and style. Today’s confident and powerful grooms are no longer looking at traditional wedding attire, but opting for a more modern, minimal and powerful look.




Actor Gurmeet Choudhary wore a sheer kurta recently (Photo: Twitter)

“The selection and style of menswear has evolved over the years,” says design duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna. They further add, “Customers also expect us to provide them with new styles and designs. They want to go beyond traditional ensembles and dress differently for their celebrations. Our sheer shirts are very popular, and with the world going digital, everyone is becoming more experimental and wants to keep their wardrobe interesting.



Designer Siddartha Tytler, who introduced crystal mesh kurtas, t-shirts and bomber jackets in her recent collection, says, “Crystal kurtas are the new glitter kurtas. Men, today, are not so rigid about their sense of style, which gives us the freedom to explore and create new and fresh styles.

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Opinion: why is there another Aston Martin without a roof or windows?

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Opinion

Another day, another V12 Aston “speedster”. But why?

A few years ago, the completely weather-proof speedster was the new must-have niche in your supercar lineup. Ferrari has sold each of its 500 Monza SP1s and SP2s – essentially an 812 Superfast wearing a mankini. So competitors have lined up to gobble up some of the same profits.

McLaren said it would build 349 Elvas – basically a Senna with a haircut and a storm drain in the bonnet. A tumbleweed later it became 249 units. Then 149. Then Woking added a windshield, so safety-conscious Americans would buy the car without a screen. And even then, McLaren is eerily silent as to whether this must-have and sought-after limited edition is totally sold out.

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Lamborghini was more cautious. Only one SC20 – a decapitated Veneno and Essenza SCV12-inspired Aventador – was built, supposedly for an owner who intended to use the car lots and not just buy a garage queen. But we didn’t see it once in the local Waitrose.

The Porsche 991 Speedster was common with 1,948 units built, but it sold out faster than the Adele Tickets because it’s a classy Porsche. A convertible GT3? Ja, danke, the collectors said.

And in the midst of it all, Aston Martin rubbed its hands happily and announced a V12 Speedster. A car that they promised was definitely no amuse-bouche for a new V12 Vantage, as they had no official plans to put their bigger engine in their smaller car. Hmm. In unrelated news, click those blue words to read Top Gear’s review of the 2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage.

The numbers seemed modest. Only 88 to be built. “Only 693 hp” from an engine that produces 715 hp in the DBS Superleggera. It wasn’t particularly light and the gearbox struggled. I drove it and found it to be a little distant – dead steering, a lively rear axle and, worst of all, so much wind buffeting that it might as well have been a three-cylinder diesel . Same for Monza. In a screenless car, a V12 is overtaken by a 50mph headwind.

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Here we are in August 2022 and Aston Martin – not a company with deep funds or running out of pages in its order book – has announced DBR22. Another roofless, screenless, windowless car with a twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12, eight-speed automatic gearbox and rear-wheel drive. The interior looks awfully like the old V12 Speedster, and it’s almost as fast.

In my eyes, this new DBR22 is the prettiest car. And it has the story that it draws inspiration from 1950s racing royalty and celebrates 10 years of Aston’s bespoke Q Division. Reportedly 10 will be built, for £1.5million, around double the cost of its car cousin. Ouch.

If they are all sold, so much the better. It’s a nice big slice of the much-needed fifteen million pounds in Aston’s portfolio, for a car using many familiar components that have already been developed and paid for. Compared to the furiously complex Valkyrie, it’s an infallible money printer. Whether they are all sold.

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But what else does Aston have in the locker when the going gets tough? A new Speedster with 10 more horsepower every year? Do they cut the top off a DBX by Christmas and charge collectors half a billion for the honor?

Speedsters are dumb and useless, but we give them a pass because they only come back once a decade and then leave. If this isn’t a premium unicorn product anymore, then it all looks a bit ‘the same’ from where I’m standing. And right now, Aston Martin needs (and deserves) more than that.

Firebuds premiere date and cast announced

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Disney Junior’s fire buttonsa Disney Branded Television comedy-adventure animated series featuring a team of young first responders and their talking vehicle sidekicks, will premiere Wednesday, September 21 with a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior (10:30 a.m. EDT ).

A first batch of episodes will be released the same day on on-demand platforms and Disney+. From Emmy-winning creator and executive producer Craig Gerber (Disney’s Helen of Avalor and sofia the first), the music-filled series follows a group of friends, all children of first responders, who embark on adventures to help their community and learn what it really means to be a hero.

Firebuds premiere date and cast announced

The main cast includes Declan Whaley as Bo, Terrence Little Gardenhigh as Flash, Vivian Vencer as Violet, Lily Sanfelippo as Axl, JeCobi Swain as Jayden, and Caleb Paddock as Piston.

Lou Diamond Phillips and Yvette Nicole Brown also star as co-fire chiefs, Chief Bill Bayani and Chief Faye Fireson respectively. Joining the voice cast in recurring and guest roles are as follows:

Padma Lakshmi (Excellent chef) as Chief Pavani

Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) as Beth Bayani

Oscar Nunez (Office) as Chef Fernando

Jose Andres (We feed people) as Chief Al

Pamela Adlon (better thingslisten)) as Principal Kagan

“Weird Al” Yankovic (Milo Murphy’s Law) as Latch

Lisa Loeb (Jake and the Neverland Pirates) like Laura

Patton Oswalt (Ratatouillelisten)) as Duke the Duckbus

Nat Faxon (Booty) as an accelerator

Ali Stroker (Broadway Oklahoma!) as Gliderbella

LaChanze (Broadway’s The purple color) like Jenna

Aimee Carrero (Helen of Avalor) as Marina Ramírez

Natalie Morales (dead to me) as Val Vega-Vaughn

Allison Case (Broadway’s Mathilde the musical) as Viv Vega-Vaughn

Rich Sommer (Mad Menlisten)) as Mr. Wexell

Atticus Shafer (The middle) as Wayne Riley

Tatiana Lee (Mute) as Ayanna

Lauren “Lolo” Spencergive me freedom) like Jazzy

Set in a fantasy world where talking vehicles live, work and play with the humans who drive them, fire buttons follows a boy named Bo and his best friend Flash, a firefighter, as they team up with their first responder friends to help others in their community solve problems big and small.

Each episode is made up of two 11-minute stories that highlight the importance of teamwork, helping fellow citizens and volunteering. The creative team worked with consultants from Respectability to help populate the diverse Gearbox Grove and Motopolis communities featured in the series.

Expansions planned for the series include Disney Junior Music: Firebuds digital soundtrack from Walt Disney Records, which debuts September 16, and storybooks from Disney Publishing which will be released later next year. Spin Master is the North American toy licensee for the series and will release an innovative line of toys including vehicles, figures, playsets and more, launching in summer 2023.

Additionally, Bo and Flash will be featured in the upcoming Disney Junior Live On Tour: Palooza Costumelaunched September 2, with stops in more than 80 North American cities throughout 2022.

In addition to Gerber, the series’ creative team consists of Matt Hoverman as editor, Francis Giglio as art director, and Robb Pratt and Craig Simpson as supervising director and producer, respectively. Krystal Banzon, Leanna Dindal, Norma Sepulveda, Jeremy Shipp and Alyssa Stratton make up the writing team, and episodic directors are Kris Wimberly and Julius Aguimatang.

Emmy-nominated Beau Black is the series’ songwriter and Emmy-winning Frederik Wiedmann is the composer. fire buttons is produced by Disney Television Animation.

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Record turnout? New buyers? Find out how July’s Dallas Men’s Show set a “new normal”

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A manufacturer presents a product to buyers at the Dallas Men’s Show in July.

The Dallas Men’s Show stepped up and rolled into July with its biggest event in show history. From July 30 to August 30. On January 1, more than 750 menswear retailers packed the Dallas Market Center to showcase their collections of classic and contemporary apparel, accessories and footwear.

“We appreciate the support of so many retailers who visited our expanded show,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “The 2022 Men’s Show has truly set a new standard in Dallas and elevated the quality and diversity of products available here. We have tremendous momentum in 2023.”

Retailers like Torino Leather, Fish Hippie, Vuori and many more showcased their collections in the permanent showrooms and over 150 temporary booths.

The show welcomed visitors from 30 different states across the country, more than 10% of whom were new buyers – a solid spike from previous shows.

“The show is growing,” said Carol Claret of Torino Leather. “More people are coming to Dallas [because] layout is great, people are friendly and would recommend.”

The next Dallas Men’s Show will take place January 28-30, 2023.

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A journalism graduate of Southern Illinois University, Amanda Erd has worked as a writer and editor for daily newspapers in the Chicago area. She has won numerous awards from the Illinois Women’s Press Assn. for its titles, page designs and infographics.

Cannabis legalization proponents turn THC users into political allies

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Now that Minnesota has legalized hemp-derived THC products effective July 1, proponents of full legalization are activating a new resource in the political battle over the future of the green plant: customers.

Josh Wilken-Simon, Minnesotans policy director for responsible marijuana regulation, said they estimate 700,000 Minnesotans are cannabis users. “A lot of these people are not politically active and so what we really want to do is identify these people and get them to the polls and try to boost voter turnout.”

Cannabis legalization advocates hope to replicate the success of other industry lobbying campaigns that turn consumers of products like guns or outdoor gear into political activists.

They think of the likes of Gus Whatcott, a 31-year-old St. Louis Park resident who regularly rents space in the backroom of Legacy Glassworks — a glass pipe store in Uptown that also sells products to cannabis base – to work on his glassblowing projects.

Whatcott said he supports legalization, but doesn’t always vote in local and state elections. Although he started voting more after former President Donald Trump was elected, he said he struggled to sift through information on individual candidates.

“[Legalization] has to happen at some point,” Whatcott said. “Everywhere the tables are turning on this. Me and most of my friends agree that it’s only a matter of time.

The MNisReady Coalition, which is a partnership of regional advocacy groups and cannabis companies, hopes to use customer loyalty and access to email addresses to turn casual voters into dedicated legalization voters.

In Minnesota, it could be a boon for the Democratic-Farmer-Labour Party, which has been pushing hard for legalization for a few years while Senate Republicans have blocked it. A few hundred votes in a handful of battleground legislative districts could give Democrats elusive total control of the Legislature. The politics are complicated, however, by the continued presence of the Grassroots Legalize Cannabis Party and the Legalize Marijuana Now Party, which Democrats say strips them of single-issue voter votes and may have helped Republicans win some races. in 2020.

The coalition is taking advantage of the boom in cannabis sales following Minnesota’s recent legalization of hemp-derived THC edibles and beverages. They plan to meet with potential voters at businesses where they buy cannabis products to tell them about the November election.

Wilken-Simon of Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation also owns Legacy Glassworks. He said the lines were out the door on the first day after the recent legalization. He said many of his clients were surprised and excited, but also wondered why it took lawmakers so long to move to full legalization.

Josh Wilken-Simon, owner of Legacy Glassworks, is helping with efforts to encourage customers to vote. Photo by Baylor Spears/Minnesota Reformer.

This will not be possible without a pro-legalization majority in both chambers. In 2021, the Minnesota House voted 72 to 61 to approve HF600, a bill that would have legalized recreational cannabis use and overturned most cannabis convictions. The state senate never brought the bill to a vote.

The coalition’s goal is to build a pro-legalization majority in the Minnesota Legislature this year, laying the groundwork for full legalization in 2023.

“The first step is to educate voters about where the candidates stand,” said Maren Schroeder, the coalition’s director. “We know who is in the Legislative Assembly matters when it comes to passing major policies like this.”

They are preparing a voter’s guide for legalization in 2022 with advance declarations for candidates on cannabis, as well as a questionnaire for candidates, reflecting the efforts of mainstream interest groups on issues such as firearms. , abortion and the environment.

Schroeder said they are enlisting the help of companies to get the guide directly into the hands of cannabis voters, which is easier for companies with a storefront than for advocacy groups. Member retailers, she said, will leverage the companies’ customer mailing lists and distribute flyers with a QR code that links to the voter guide.

Grounded Gardens, a hemp farm and CBD store in Silver Lake, is one of the coalition’s industry partners.

Owner Bridgette Bethke Pinder said companies will be able to reach corners of the state that individual advocacy groups may not have access to.

“My farmers are in Hutchinson, Minnesota, so I can go over there and talk to those people about cannabis, hemp, and legalization on a different scale than [others] who don’t have a business there,” Bethke Pinder said. “They’re going to listen to me maybe a little more, because I grow the plants and I process and make all the products there in their county.”

The coalition is still working out the details, but Bethke Pinder said emailing customers about the coalition will be similar to sending a coupon.

“[Like] letting them know we have a sale in our store, but letting them know about MNisReady, and then letting them know who the pro-legalization candidates are, if that’s something they’re interested in,” she said. .

Wilken-Simon said he’s considering offering Legacy Glassworks customers the option to sign a pledge to vote, along with a discount or a small gift like a lighter. He also plans to give lessons in glass blowing or handmade pipes to help raise funds for the coalition.

Another coalition business partner is Nothing But Hemp, one of the premier hemp dispensaries in the Midwest. CEO Steven Brown said his company previously used its customer base to support the cannabis industry by recruiting customers to respond to a survey about their use of hemp products. They provided the data to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and the Department of Agriculture.

Brown said he was ready to involve customers in the legalization effort: “I would be happy to use our Nothing But Hemp customer base.” The company has served more than 100,000 customers in recent years, he said. The number is expected to increase sharply with the new legalization law.

Where to find Jennifer Garner’s latest must-have sneakers

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  • Jennifer Garner sported a new colorway from her favorite sneaker brand, Brooks.
  • The actress was spotted in California wearing the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 Running Shoes in a black, purple and coral color.
  • The shoes are endorsed by podiatrists and loved by critics and Prevention editors.

Actress Jennifer Garnier always knows how to put an outfit together, and her expert shoe picks are standout winners. Let her perform a ballet routine on instagram swinging Veja SDU Rec Trainersor by putting on a pair of Brook’s Glycerin 19 shoes for one take a walk in his Californian townshe is the epitome of effortless style.

And now she was spotted recently sporting what appears to be a new pair of lace-up trainers that we want to add to our basket ASAP. The shoes are the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 Running Shoes in a black, purple and coral color.

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Brooks has expanded its focus on protecting injury-prone knees and hips with its latest iteration of Adrenaline kicks. The sneakers provide a smooth feel and a supportive ride thanks to the GuideRails, which are a holistic option to support and reduce excessive movement when walking or running.

The shoes also include plush 100% DNA cushioning that reacts to your unique stride for smoother steps. The brand claims that the shoe is ideal for runners or walkers looking for more comfortable and smoother movement. They are also PDAC A5500 Diabetic Shoe certified and have received the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance.

Available in 19 color combinations and sizes 5-13 with a variety of width options like regular, narrow, wide and wide, there’s a pair that’s sure to work for just about everyone.

And with over 3,000 reviews and nearly a five-star rating on Amazon, it’s safe to say that customers love the sneakers, too. One reviewer said the shoes offered “plantar fasciitis perfection” and after their old favorite Brooks shoe was pulled from the market, this new model gave their feet the relief they were looking for.

Another reviewer called the style “the best shoe” and said, “My search for the perfect shoe is over. These shoes have the right amount of cushion and firmness for me. I can wear these shoes and walk many miles. I have had sore feet for many years and luckily I have found a shoe that gives me all day comfort.

We are too huge fans of the brand Preventionand Brooks was one of our the most comfortable shoe brands of 2021. We named the Adrenaline GTS 22 shoe our best overall shoe for flat feet and sister styles, Glycerin Running Shoes 19 the best shoes for stability, Brooks Ghost 13 Running Shoe the best support shoes for nursesand the Brooks levitation 4 the best running shoes for plantar fasciitis.

We even named the shoe’s predecessor, the Adrenaline GTS 21 the best running shoe for our Fitness Awards 2022. Mark Mendeszoon, DPM, footwear and sports medicine expert has previously said Prevention The Adrenaline GTS 21 is a crowd favorite thanks to its sleek design, breathable mesh upper, supportive midsole and durable rubber outsole.

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Former NLU Hoops standout coach and longtime high school coach Jesse Burnette dies at 70

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MONROE, Louisiana – Jesse Burnette, a four-year letterman and two-year starter for legendary northeast Louisiana head basketball coach Lenny Fant, who then spent 45 years in the coaching profession, including 38 in area high schools, died Saturday, August 13 at age 70. Burnette became the third black player to wear an NLU basketball uniform, following center Henry Steele (1968-72) and guard Andrew Harris (1968-72).


A native of Rayville, Louisiana, Burnette came to the NLU after earning all-state honors while playing for Coach Melvin Rodgers at Britton High School. He capped off his prep career by playing in an All-American Game in New York.


A 6-foot-5 post player, Burnette had a stellar junior season for the Indians in 1971-72, leading the team in field goal percentage (.516) and rebounding (11.9 rpg.) while ranking third with 15.0 points. per game. Burnette has doubled the points in 18 games, including the last 13 in a row. He also led the team in rebounding 11 times, collecting 19 career rebounds against Northwestern State.


As senior co-captain in 1972-73, Burnette ranked second in NLU scoring (16.4 ppg.) and rebounding (8.2 rpg.). He posted double numbers in 17 games, including three 30-point efforts. Burnette eclipsed the 30-point milestone for the first time against North Texas, finishing with 32. He then posted back-to-back 30-point games against Corpus Christi (career-high 37 points) and Northwestern State (31). Burnette scored a school-best 35 points in the second half against Corpus Christi.


As a college player, Burnette averaged 9.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while helping NLU to four consecutive winning seasons from 1969 to 1973, finishing with a combined record of 64-35 (.646), including including NAIA district playoff appearances in 1970 and 1971. His NLU career totals included 810 points and 570 rebounds.


In 1973-74, he was a student assistant coach for Fant while completing his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education.


Burnette accepted his first head coaching job at Delta High School in Bastrop where he led the Mustangs to a pair of Class 2A runners-up (1980, 1982) in eight seasons from 1974 to 1982.


He returned to the NLU campus to serve as an assistant coach under Mike Vining for six seasons from 1982 to 1989, including two postseason tournament appearances: 1986 NCAA Tournament and 1988 National Invitation Tournament.


“I had followed his playing career, and when I became head coach at NLU, Jesse Burnette was the second assistant coach I hired,” Vining said. “He was a great help to me as an assistant coach and I appreciated his loyalty very much.


“Jesse left his alma mater because he wanted to coach his own players again, and he had great success every step of the way, from West Ouachita to Delta to Carroll to Sterlington. He knew basketball and he loved basketball. people. Jesse had an interest in children, not just basketball, but their personal lives, and they cared about him because of what he gave them. He won several state championships. I am grateful that we have remained in close contact.


“Jesse has remained a great ambassador for NLU and has become a great ambassador for basketball in this region.”


Men’s basketball ULM head coach Keith Richard and Burnette spent two years together working on Vining’s coaching staff from 1984 to 1986.


“It is certainly very sad news to hear of the passing of Jesse Burnette,” Richard said. “I can assure you that there are many former ULM basketball players who are also saddened today.


“Jesse will be remembered as one of our region’s all-time coaching legends. His ability to communicate with his players marked me as a young graduate assistant coach. Success followed him everywhere , and he’s certainly been a positive influence in our basketball world for a long time.”


Burnette left Vining’s NLU coaching staff to start the men’s basketball program at West Ouachita where he served from 1989 to 1993. He returned to Delta High School in 1993 and led the Mustangs to the championship class 2A from 1995.


Burnette began his first stint at Carroll High School in Monroe in 1997 and his arrival brought immediate success, as the Bulldogs won five consecutive district titles from 1998 to 2002 and captured the 2002 Class 3A Championship – the first crown in status of the program since 1982.


After six seasons at Carroll, he returned to the Sterlington High School program for four seasons from 2003 to 2007.


Burnette announces his first coaching retirement after the 2006-07 campaign; however, he returned to the bench in time for the 2007–08 season as an assistant coach to former NLU teammate Roger Stockton at River Oaks High School.


He began his second stint as head coach at Carroll in 2008-09, and two years later in 2011 the Bulldogs won another state title. Carroll won his third state championship under Burnette in 2013, as the Bulldogs defeated district rival Union Parish in front of a packed crowd at ULM’s Fant-Ewing Coliseum.


Burnette officially retired from coaching after the 2018-19 season. In two separate stints, spanning 16 seasons (1997-2003 and 2009-19), his Bulldog teams won three state championships and six district titles while making five appearances in the Louisiana High School Athletic State Tournament. Association.


On November 9, 2021, the City of Monroe School Board named the gymnasium floor at Carroll High School in honor of Coach Burnette. The motion is adopted unanimously.


His final coaching resume included four state titles and numerous district crowns.


On his retirement from Carroll, Burnette told The News-Star sportswriter Adam Hunsucker: “I’ve enjoyed every place I’ve been, but it was really special to have the opportunity to come back two times at Delta and Carroll. You never know what to expect when you return, and both places have welcomed me with open arms.


“Coaching is teaching and getting the kids ready to play for a big game is what I enjoyed the most,” Burnette continued. “You can’t do everything we’ve done without help, and I’ve been lucky to have talented kids and good people to help me coach them.”

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Head Coach, Delta High School: 1974-82
Two Class 2A finalists (1980, 1982)



Assistant Coach, Louisiana-Monroe: 1982-89
An appearance at the NCAA Tournament (1986)
An appearance at the NIT (1988)



Head Coach, West Ouachita High School: 1989-93



Head Coach, Delta High School: 1993-97
A Class 2A State Championship (1995)



Head Coach, Carroll High School: 1997-2003
A Class 3A State Championship (2002)
Five district championships (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)



Head Coach, Sterlington High School: 2003-07



Assistant Coach, River Oaks School: 2008



Head Coach, Carroll High School: 2008-2019
Two Class 3A State Championships (2011, 2013)
A Class 3A second place (2010)
Four appearances in LHSAA state tournaments
A District Championship (2010)



The ultimate retro-modern lightweight experience

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Faster-than-ever sports cars and supercars often tend to be the ultimate solution for a fun and thrilling driving experience in today’s market. However, there are a few specific cars targeting niche audiences for those looking for something less conventional. Discover the 2020 Caterham Super Seven 1600 from Caterham’s iconic Seven range. While this is just another Seven, don’t be fooled by its iconic looks, as each Seven model caters to particular rider profiles.


With a design inspired by Colin Chapman’s Lotus Seven and weighing just over the 500kg/1100lb mark, the Seven is a British lightweight in its own right and the Super Seven 1600 pushes the Caterham experience even further. far. In addition to prioritizing performance and driving experience, the Super Seven 1600 also focuses on the unique and rare feeling of driving a retro car without having to own a retro car. Inspired by classic carslike the Seven models, the Super Seven 1600 offers a retro-modern and engaging driving experience unique to the brand.


Main characteristics
  • Retro-modern style with wooden details and exclusive paintings
  • A driver-focused car that’s punchy, responsive and practical
  • A cruiser made for weekend getaways
  • Unique exhaust sound reminiscent of classic racing cars
Features
  • Model: Super Seven 1600
  • Engine/Motor: Ford Sigma 1.6L, 4 cylinder
  • Powerful : 135 hp at 6,800 rpm
  • Couple : 122 lb-ft at 4,100 rpm
  • Transmission: Rear-wheel drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual
Advantages
  • The classic look does not compromise the driving experience
  • Comfortable and spacious compared to expectations
  • Much more affordable than other lightweight British cars
  • An amazing convertible experience
The inconvenients
  • An extremely tight cabin with the roof
  • Not fun to drive on the highway
  • The Caterham public could just opt ​​for the 270 or other sportier models in the range

Caterham looks with a retro-modern style

A Caterham is easily recognizable thanks to its almost unchanged appearance since its very beginning, making the small, round-eyed figure stand out in the ever-changing automotive industry. Not only does the Seven look like its predecessors, but it can also be difficult to figure out which model you’re currently looking at without taking a look at the rear badging. Still, the Super Seven 1600 offers many design elements that set it apart.

Its design is simple: a small body with wide rear fenders, no doors and a small square windshield with metallic wipers reminiscent of classic cars. The right side shows a massive exhaust pipe, which adds a lot to the design despite having to avoid touching the hot metal when getting out of the car after intense driving. The car also has a standard roll cage with two vertical supports and a roll cage that is part of the tubular frame, where the soft top rests. Designed for the road, the roll bar may also be suitable for track use although not ideal compared to other Seven models. The roof and doors can be easily removed, folded up and stored in the boot, transforming the Seven from a classic looking car into a fun roadster.


These classic elements are precisely what makes the Super Seven 1600 so different from other Caterham Sevens. For example, it offers seven exclusive paints that are not available on other Sevens. Most notably, the usual cycle fenders characteristic of modern Caterhams have been replaced by much longer, flared clamshell fenders evoking a classic car silhouette. Also, in order to tone down the sportiness of the car, the numeral Seven is noticeably absent from the grille and the same applies to the racing stripes. Instead, this Super Seven 1600 comes with an optional spare tire on the rear to complete the look.


Related: Here’s everything you need to know about the Caterham 7

A comfortable and spacious interior contrary to expectations

The interior of the Seven is as simple and as compact as the exterior silhouette suggests, but incredibly airy, but that space is mainly due to the roofless environment. When putting the roof back on, headroom becomes very limited and that sudden roof over your head reveals the true size of the interior. The cabin instantly feels much more crowded and getting in and out of the car becomes a surprisingly difficult and acrobatic task. Yet despite what its appearance suggests, the Super Seven is surprisingly comfortable for its size. The padded leather seats keep you firmly in place when cornering and comfortably seated for long journeys with plenty of room to stretch your legs.


When it comes to infotainment and other tech, Caterham keeps it simple, with one of the most minimal dashboards on offer in today’s market. There are no screens, no radio, no Bluetooth connection, and all watch faces are analog. There isn’t much need for air conditioning in such an open and airy car, but the Super Seven 1600 does have a heater. However, you cannot adjust the temperature because all the buttons are toggle switches that will only allow you to choose between on and off.

The interior of the Super Seven 1600 easily stands out from other models in the Caterham range with its vintage style, in particular thanks to its magnificent wooden steering wheel. Smiths dials have a more classic design similar to what you would find in an Aston Martin DB5. The retro look of the square metal side mirrors along with other chrome details enhance the classic look of the car. The seats also take on a vintage twist with their vertical lining.

As for the question of how much luggage can actually fit in a Super Seven, the answer would be: surprisingly more than you might think. Although there are no storage compartments in the cabin, the trunk located behind the seats provides generous space for two full backpacks. And if that’s not enough, it’s always possible to replace the spare wheel with a luggage rack.

A model just as exciting to drive as the other Caterhams

Unlike other Sevens in Caterham’s current line, the Super Seven 1600 is not a track machine. Instead, it’s a retro-modern cruiser meant for longer, more relaxing journeys. However, this does not necessarily make it an ideal daily life. Around town, big trucks and exhaust fumes will make you feel vulnerable in the 3.6-foot-tall (1,115mm) Seven and it’s no better on the highway. Despite its 122mph top speed, its sheer weight of 1,245lbs (565kg) will naturally limit how fast you will feel confident. It’s basically like driving a larger, more comfortable go-kart on the road.

The Super Seven 1600 is closest to the Seven 270 as the two share the same engine; a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder Ford Sigma with 135 bhp at 6,800 rpm going to the rear wheels and a 0-60 mph achieved in 5.0 seconds. The Super Seven is slightly heavier and longer, making it more of a cruiser than the 270, but despite its classic looks, it still delivers a punchy riding experience. Comparable to a Mazda MX-5 or a Fiat 124 in terms of numbers, the Seven experience remains unmatched. The extremely low seating position makes you feel connected to the road, and the tires do a great job of transmitting accurate information about the road surface. So much so that you can feel every vibration through the steering wheel, leaving your hands shaking for hours after you finish your ride.


The Seven particularly excels in turns. The double wishbone suspension gives the car plenty of grip, counteracts the lightness and allows it to tackle winding roads with agility. It’s still a lot less serious and less grippy than aboard a Seven 270. However, the suspension aboard the Super Seven is very stiff for a cruiser and a little more softness wouldn’t hurt. The shorter gear ratio of the 5-speed gearbox makes for plenty of fun, with plenty of action between 3rd and 4th gears. The shifter and steering wheel can be tricky to maneuver, especially with the latter’s lack of power steering, but the Seven is a very responsive car and it’s up to you to adapt to the brutality of the car. It’s also worth mentioning that the Seven’s brakes match its snappy performance perfectly, bringing the car to a stop very quickly. It is also worth remembering that there is no ABS on the Super Seven.

Finally, the Super Seven conveys that vintage driving experience through its unique exhaust sound reminiscent of classic racing cars. Unlike the 270, this Seven accommodates two 1940s throttle bodies, allowing the car to produce a unique exhaust note.

Related: Back to the Lotus Seven Roadster

Should you go for the Super Seven 1600?

The Caterham Super Seven 1600 is undoubtedly a good car, but it won’t necessarily win the popular vote. Overall, Caterham Sevens targets a very specific audience of enthusiasts looking for the ultimate driving experience and the Super Seven 1600 takes that experience even further by providing an added classic feel to the car. If you’re the type of person who likes to wake up early in the morning for a fun weekend getaway on twisty roads, while driving a thrilling retro-modern machine, this is the car for you. But if your preference is for something slightly sportier, or leaning even more towards the classic side, that’s where choosing the Super Seven gets tricky. The Super Seven isn’t as intense as its sibling, the Seven 270. And despite its more affordable price, it’s also not as comfortable and classic as a Morgan Plus Four, and that’s precisely where lies the challenge of the Super Seven. In order to live up to expectations as a retro-modern cruiser, the Super Seven would benefit from a few upgrades such as a larger fuel tank and more comfort overall. For many, the Super Seven 1600 will have to take a more decisive stance to meet expectations and for now, Caterham enthusiasts could just opt ​​for the 270 or other sport Sevens.


Still, the popularity of the Super Seven 1600 is undeniable. Although not for everyone, it is a car that has managed to reach its target audience despite being out of production. Its starting price of £33,495 (about $40,800) makes it far more affordable than a Plus Four, but more expensive than its punchier sibling, the 270. If you’re looking for a classic look, the Super Seven 1600 is the one. to choose. And like a real Caterham, it remains an incredibly fun and playful car, with a lively rear end and lively gearbox that will no doubt guarantee an unparalleled driving experience on the roads.

Maralee Nichols competes with temps in skin-tight outfit

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Maralee Nichols gives her money’s worth in the sun!

The fitness model is living her best life amid news that her baby daddy Tristan Thompson has blessed his son Theo with a new half-brother.

Although Nichols has yet to publicly comment on Tristan’s fourth baby, she is following one thing she loves. – workouts. She gave her fans a sneak peek into her morning workout and didn’t fail to drop a few jaws while she was at it.

Maralee Nichols works out in style

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The fitness enthusiast teased her morning workout in a short snap posted to her Instagram Stories. Nichols cropped her face slightly out of frame, letting her curves take center stage.

She donned a two-piece white sports outfit consisting of a tight-fitting bra top that showed off her ample cleavage and skin-tight leggings that framed her hips.

The mother-of-one lay outside on the lawn as if recovering from a strenuous session. She lifted her right knee and made a playful peace sign. The short Boomerang clip was captioned “outdoor workout🥵” alongside a caption stating the day’s temperature was 80°.

For some time, Nichols has been limiting posts on his Instagram page, preferring to entertain his 239,000 followers through his Stories. Such was the case earlier this week when she posted a heartwarming photo of baby Theo just days after Tristan and Khloe Kardashian welcomed baby number 2.

The doting mum has revealed her son’s new favorite activity is clapping. The 8-month-old sat on a sofa with a pile of toys in front of him as he showed off his new skills.

“His new favorite thing is clapping,” the proud mom captioned her post.

Theo’s mom is here to stay!

Maralee Nichols
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Since welcoming her son and the ensuing controversy, Nichols has kept a low profile on social media, posting fewer photos. In June, she took more than a month’s hiatus from the social media platform, only to return a week after news of Khloe and Tristan’s second pregnancy was confirmed.

The social media influencer, whose affair with the basketball player was responsible for her split from the ‘KUWTK’ star, broke her silence on the announcement of a second child with a seemingly shady post.

Like The Blast previously covered, Nichols reintroduced herself and reinforced her identity as Theo’s mother with a jaw-dropping image.

The model looked incredibly stunning in a pair of high waisted jeans that hugged her curves perfectly in all the right places. She paired the jeans with a fitted tank top and posed sideways to give her followers an interesting view of her behind.

Her long brown hair was styled with a center parting and flowed down her shoulders in style. She donned subtle makeup with matte lips and full lashes.

Maralee Nichols
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She kept the accompanying caption simple, writing “Theo’s mother”, and it was well received by her fans who gave her a shout out.

One fan said: “Prettier than Khloe! Waaaayyyy better,” while another wrote, “If minding my business was a person😂❤️ sis not bothered.

Another fan alluded to the fact that Nichols shared in February that the athlete has yet to meet his son. “Has Tristan the Trash ever met his son?” the follower asked while another added, “Theo’s mum AND dad 👏 all rolled into one.”

What does Nichols think of Tristan’s fourth child?

While Nichols has yet to speak directly and publicly about her baby daddy fathering another child with her ex. However, a source previously revealed that they weren’t surprised by the news.

“During their relationship, he [Tristan] tell him [Nichols] he wanted five to six kids,” the insider explained. She was always out of her desire to have a large brood.

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Nonetheless, she couldn’t be bothered that Tristan fathered a child through surrogacy during their affair. The source noted that the fitness enthusiast is “really focused” on her son and “navigating motherhood as a single mom.”

Worried Step-Family Manipulates Her Because She ‘Can’t Say No’

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A woman wonders if her in-laws are being manipulative when they send her invitations instead of her husband because they know she has a hard time saying no.

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The woman shared her struggle on Reddit’s ‘Inlaws’ forum and asked fellow Redditors if they thought her in-laws were manipulative.

The woman explained that she enjoys spending time with her in-laws, but does not want to attend every event they invite her to. For a long time, the wife’s in-laws extended invitations to her husband. However, lately, they have been sending her the invites instead.

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“They started sending [invitations] volume, [because] they noticed I can’t say no,” the woman wrote.

Whenever her in-laws want to make sure she and her husband will attend a meeting, they text her instead of her husband. “They just texted me to let them know we won’t turn down their invitation,” she explained.

At first she didn’t mind getting the invitations, but lately she’s started to wonder if her in-laws are being manipulative. “I started to feel that they push me to go see them even when I don’t feel like it,” she explained.

“Is this manipulation? ” she asked.

Some Redditors agreed that the in-laws were manipulative.

“This is pure manipulation. Do not respond to their texts,” one Redditor advised.

“It’s manipulation. When my in-laws would contact me instead of my husband, I would just say, ‘Okay, I’ll let ‘husband know.’ It’s annoying and obvious what they’re trying to pull off,” another shared. Redditor.

Other Redditors have shared their tips on how to say “no” better.

“’No’ is a muscle. Yours needs work! Use it. The more you do, the stronger it will become,” advised a Redditor.

“Redirect them to your husband. ‘Thank you for inviting us! My husband and I will discuss this and he will get back to you. That way you’re still friendly and not the bad guy,” another Redditor wrote.

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Get 50% off this Dyson vacuum with Amazon’s first Labor Day deals

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Dyson vacuums are known for their suction power and flawless maneuverability. Get your chance to be part of the well-deserved hype before Labor Day when you buy this Dyson Ball Multi Floor Origin on Amazon for $216.21, down $233 from its retail price of $449.

The Dyson Ball Multi Floor Origin features spot turning, radial root cyclone technology and a built-in HEPA filter, which means you can remove microscopic dust from every corner of your home. Emptying the bin with a click means less time struggling with vacuum bags and more time using the included stairway and combo tool for hard-to-reach areas. Plus, a lifetime washable filter means you can save money and protect the environment when cleaning your home. We marveled at Dyson’s ability to make products that remove debris from stairs and the air, indoors and out, so this vacuum should suck, in a good way.

A clean home deserves a smart thermostat to further increase comfort (and cut costs). Google’s Nest Thermostat, on sale for $88.94, down from $129.99, does just that by automatically lowering the temperature when you leave, saving you money on your energy bills.

If you’re looking to upgrade other appliances in your home or dive into something new, check out what else Amazon has to offer before Labor Day. But hurry, these deals will be available like white pants before you know it:

UK Drive: Honda Jazz EX Style adds more style to this hybrid sedan

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The Honda Jazz is best known for three things; its practicality, its reliability and (if we are being honest), its appeal to those with many years of wisdom. It’s true, Jazz buyers are a loyal bunch, and this latest fourth-generation model, even with its hybrid powertrain setup and more modern interior, has been a treat.

What he may not be best known for is his style. Nevertheless, the firm is looking to change that with a new “EX Style” model. But is this a wise design choice or are there better alternatives?

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Honda’s latest generation Jazz arrived in 2020 and was notably the brand’s first model to be offered purely as a hybrid, ahead of the CR-V and the new Civic.

But there are no under-the-hood changes here, rather changes to the Jazz’s appearance. Based on the range-topping Jazz EX, this Style version brings a number of design differences including the black painted roof, extended black styling kit and bespoke set of 16-inch alloy wheels.

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All current-generation Jazz trims come with a new hybrid powertrain. Known as the “e:HEV”, it uses a 1.5-liter VTEC gasoline engine, two small electric motors and a battery. Combined, the setup produces 108bhp and a healthy 253Nm of torque, with a single-speed CVT automatic transmission sending power to the front wheels.

Climbing to 60 mph takes 9.3 seconds, with the Jazz able to reach a top speed of 109 mph. However, it’s the Jazz’s efficiency that’s likely to be more appealing, and it does pretty well in that department. Honda claims 61.4mpg – a figure we saw fairly consistently on our mixed road test – with low CO2 emissions of 105g/km.

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The Jazz’s powertrain setup impresses with the amount of time it runs on electricity, especially around town where it can run the majority of the time on battery power. The battery also recharges quickly while driving, especially with regenerative braking mode “B” selected in the gearbox. It can be quite noisy if you want to put your foot down, however, with the gearbox apparently struggling to know what to do with the power.

But driven more calmly, it really shines, being vastly refined (even at higher speeds), while the supple suspension makes the Jazz a very comfortable way to get around. That said, we were still impressed with how it handled if driven more enthusiastically. Visibility is also superb, with lots of glass and slim A-pillars giving you a clear view of the road ahead.

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Although Honda has injected a little more flair into this latest Jazz, with funky new LED lights and an almost slicked-back look, it’s not the most dynamic choice in this class.

However, this EX Style trim helps solve that problem and certainly gives it a sportier look than you would expect from a Honda Jazz. Our car’s Crystal Red Metallic paint combined with the standard black roof looked particularly good, while the black spoiler at the rear gives it a more purposeful look.

Gloss black side moldings on the bottom of the doors and a new set of 16-inch alloy wheels help set it apart from the rest of the Jazz lineup, but make no mistake, no one will mistake it for a hot hatch.

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The latest Jazz interior is a real step up from its predecessor, and while it’s not exactly premium, everything has a particularly solid feel. The new nine-inch touchscreen is a big improvement over the old Garmin system that Honda used before. It is easy to use and also contains many features.

But where the Jazz really impresses is when it comes to space. It’s a supermini with an almost MPV-like feel inside, especially in the rear seats, where adults can sit comfortably behind taller adults up front. The rear seats also have a party trick, as they fold down like theater chairs, meaning taller items can travel safely in the rear floor. It also allows the rear seats to fold completely flat, freeing up 1,205 liters of space.

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All Jazz models get a decent level of equipment, particularly on the safety side, as LED headlights, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist are all included, the SE trim of entry-level costing from £20,860.

EX Style, however, sits right at the top of the line and is packed with features. Using the EX as its base – which is priced at £24,015 – it features keyless entry, a reversing camera and a nine-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Prices go up by £2,835 if you want that EX Style trim, and that’s a lot of money for very little extra. Ferrari might be able to charge that kind of money for some different alloys and a black roof, but that seems pretty steep on a Honda supermini.

The Honda Jazz is one of the most complete “sensitive” small cars on the market. It’s easily the most practical model in its segment, while its blend of comfort and impressive hybrid efficiency makes it easy to see the appeal.

But that EX styling isn’t the go-to version, mostly because of how much Honda charges for just a few more cosmetic changes. Stick with a regular Honda Jazz EX, or if looks are important there are more design savvy choices like the Mini or Peugeot 208.

  • Model: Honda Jazz
  • Price: £20,860
  • Model tested: Honda Jazz 1.5 i-MMD Hybrid EX Style
  • Price as tested: £26,850
  • Engine: 1.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid
  • Power: 106 hp
  • Torque: 253Nm
  • 0-60mph: 9.3 seconds
  • Top speed: 109mph
  • Economy: 61.4 mpg
  • Emissions: 105g/km CO2

Pigs to get physical as pre-season training gears up

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Arkansas guard Ricky Council IV scores in the Razorbacks’ 108-59 victory over Valencia Seleccion on Tuesday, Aug. 9 in the first of four games on the team’s foreign tour of Spain and Italy. (Arkansas University of Athletics)

If the temperatures weren’t in the 90s, a Hog fan might confuse the month with November rather than the August heatwaves.

The Razorbacks of Sam Pittman and Eric Musselman are working hard right now, just like during the fall crossover period when Arkansas’ football and basketball seasons intertwine.

The gridiron Hogs are in the process of kicking off pre-season training, while their football counterparts are in the midst of a summer tour of Spain and Italy where they will play three more games.

The Hogs beat Valencia Selección, 108-59, in their first match of the tour in Barcelona on Tuesday. Unofficially, five Razorbacks scored in double digits, including a record 21 by Nick Smith Jr. Trevon Brazile, who was 5 of 5 from the field, and Kamani Johnson, who had five offensive rebounds, each scored 12 points. Ricky Council IV added 11 points and Barry Dunning Jr., 10.

While Game 1 was uncompetitive, it was a chance for the Hogs – who have 11 new players among their 13 stock Razorbacks – to work together in game situations. Starting the season this summer will no doubt be a advantage for the Razorbacks once preseason drills begin in earnest in October. Of course, Kentucky and Auburn also host summer tours.

Although the playing experience together is limited at the start of the season, this Razorback team is brimming with talent, length, and size.

Top to bottom, it looks comparable to the top teams fielded by legendary Razorback coaches Eddie Sutton and Nolan Richardson. Maybe better?

What the best Sutton and Richardson teams had that this one doesn’t is the experience of playing together. That’s why this tour and the training time leading up to it was and is so valuable to the players, Musselman and his team.

Arkansas will be back in action on Thursday against Barcelona Todo-Estrella at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday they will face Orange 1 Basket Bassano at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Como, Italy, and on Monday they will face the Bakken Bears at 12:30 p.m. also in Como, Italy before returning in Fayetteville. Games can be streamed on FloHoops.com.


Arkansas running back Dominique Johnson has been named to the watch list for the Early Campbell Tyler Rose award. (Arkansas University of Athletics)

The Football Hogs will take a day off Wednesday before donning pads for the first time this preseason on Thursday with their sights set on the first of two scrums, scheduled for Saturday. This practice will be closed to fans and the media. The Hogs will also face off on August 20.

Newly passed NCAA rules only allow two full-scale scrimmages during the preseason. It used to be that three scrums were the basic rule in the pre-season.

When Danny Ford coached the Hogs in the 1990s, there was bloodshed in the preseason. Even with that, Ford lamented that NCAA rules, implemented after his final season at Clemson in 1989 and before he took over at Arkansas for the 1993 season, limited time on the field to just 20. hours per week.

When Ford turned Clemson into a powerhouse in the 1980s, he worked his crews until they performed correctly, obviously no matter how long it took.

Philosophies change over time. Houston Nutt tried to be wise with the stress he put on players during preseason. His idea was to groom players, but he also didn’t want to overwork key performers like Cedric Cobbs, Fred Talley, Derek McFadden or Felix Jones. He wanted them to have fresh legs for the games.

Bobby Petrino looked a bit more like Ford with long physical scrums.

Now injuries are going to happen in training. There is no way to be prepared for the season and avoid them altogether. They can also occur at any time.

Razorback running back Knile Davis broke his leg early in a scrum under Petrino in 2011.

In 2007, Marcus Monk (No. 6 on Arkansas’ all-time receiving list with 2,151 yards) injured his knee in a sideline late in practice when he was belted out of bounds by a teammate. Just the day before, Razorback defensive coordinator Reggie Herring had insisted in a media session that his troops weren’t completing tackles properly.

Did Herring’s comment lead to Monk’s injury?

Maybe, but it’s hard to say for sure.

But Monk’s injury certainly hurt the Razorbacks’ passing game that season. He only recovered halfway through the season and never really got back to the form he was playing before that knee injury.

2022-23 Arkansas Razorbacks Football Schedule


September 3 – Cincinnati, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
September 10 – South Carolina, 11 a.m. (ESPN)
September 17 — Missouri State, 6 p.m. (ESPN+)
September 24 – against Texas A&M
October 1st —Alabama
October 8 — in the state of Mississippi
October 15 — at BYU
October 29 — in Auburn
November 5 – Freedom
November 12 — USL
November 19 —Ole Miss
November 25 — in Missouri

So what’s the point?

Injuries are going to happen in football no matter how careful coaches and players are. Teams have to train smart, but they have to train and they have to go full speed sometimes to improve and be ready to play on Saturday.

What seems to be improving in Arkansas under Pittman and his team in their third season is the Razorbacks’ depth and ability to withstand certain injuries better than the Hogs a few years ago.

Listening to some of Arkansas’ assistant coaches in media appearances over the past few days, it seems the Hogs’ depth is much better in several areas this season.

While a receiver like Treylon Burks is irreplaceable, it looks like the wide receiver room is deeper and more talented across the board than they have been in years. The same can be said about the secondary, offensive line and running back positions of the Razorbacks.

Injuries to Taurean Carter in the spring and Cam Ball in practice left the depth of the Hogs’ interior defensive line in a precarious position early in camp. Arkansas’ top three linebackers, Bumper Pool, Drew Sanders and Pooh Paul, stand out, but behind them the depth is mostly unproven.

Overall, Hogs depth feels better to me than it has in a while. It’s a testament to Pittman and his team and how he controls his roster in one of college football’s most uncertain times in most of our lifetimes.

Between the new transfer rules and NIL, it really is a new day in college sports.

What hasn’t changed, however, is the physical nature of the game. As the Razorbacks enter the most stressful and demanding period of preseason camp – the next two weeks – there is a some uncertainty ahead.

The health of the Razorbacks coming out of camp will play a big role in how well the Hogs perform in the first two weeks of the season, if not longer.

There will be some injuries, but no football team can improve or reach their potential without being physical. Blocks and tackles remain THE key fundamentals of the game, and the teams that do them best are usually the ones that win the most.

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“I’m a classic introvert, so isolation is really nice for me”: Rahul Khanna

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“Mr Khanna”, as actor Rahul Khanna’s Instagram profile puts it, is a “Bollywood boutique actor”. He may not pose for the paparazzi, but he manages to charm his fans’ social media by regularly sharing drool-worthy photos that are sure to knock your knees out.

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His photos are always relevant: perfect pose, expression and style (even shirtless!). So when we asked him about his mantra, the actor shared that he takes his wardrobe very seriously and makes sure to “dress to always impress.” Perhaps then it was only natural for him to venture into the world of fashion entrepreneurship, which he recently did with a capsule collection of men’s accessories.

From his personal style ideology as an expression of himself to his foray into fashion and some good tips, the fifties who is preparing the release of his new film Lostspoke with indianexpress.com exclusively on all this and much more! Edited eexcerpts below:

How would you describe your pandemic experience?

I’m a classic introvert, so isolation is really nice for me! I was able to adapt quite easily to confinement. I was busy most days with Zoom calls – working on conceptualizing the RKXC line and working with Aniruddha (Roy Chowdhury), preparing for Lost. I was locked in without any staff, so I also did all my cooking and Housekeeping. I was lucky to be in an area where there was easy access to the outdoors, so I was able to get plenty of fresh air and exercise safely. My thoughts are with everyone who has been more directly affected by the virus and faced personal tragedy.

Tell us about your foray into the men’s accessories line.

I have always been interested in style and I have a specific point of view on what I like. When Chokore (who specializes in accessories) approached me, it seemed like a good choice and a chance to do something creative and different.

How would you define your style?

Style is an expression of your personality. It’s how you present yourself to the world and say something about yourself without speaking. My personal style is understated and unfussy. i like classic men’s clothes and muted colors. Everyone’s style should be unique because everyone is unique.

And your fashion ideology?

I like simplicity and elegance, as in the mathematical sense, nothing foreign or difficult. I also tend to steer clear of anything too “trendy” and like items that have longevity and will last a long time. I don’t really like wearing color often unless it’s on a accessory. But that’s just me. I like to see people who have very different tastes express themselves through their clothing choices.

Your advice for investing in men’s accessories?

I suggest you start with the basics.

– An elegant plain navy silk tie
– A pristine white pocket square (there are both fine linen and eri silk options)
– A black bow tie to tie
– A black silk tie
– A festive silk pocket square to wear during traditional Indian festivals

Five things you don’t leave home without and why…

Sunglasses (gives me a false sense of intimacy)
My AirPods (I love podcasts, listening to music and meditating while stuck in Mumbai traffic)
Hand sanitizer (I was doing this before the pandemic!)
A few face masks (I always mask strictly in indoor public places)
A bottle of water (I’m always thirsty and I drink liters every day)

How would you prepare to impress on a date?

You don’t need anything to impress. Just be respectful and be yourself. Your personality is what should shine through. Make sure you are dressed appropriately for the environment you are in, your attire is clean and ironed, and you have a fresh shower. In terms of a accessory, I would recommend a simple white pocket square. Here’s a pro tip: pulling a freshly washed white linen pocket square out of your pocket and offering it to someone in need of a handkerchief is also an incredibly chivalrous and charming gesture that’s sure to win you over. admiration and praise.

How important is it for people to reinvent themselves?

It depends on the individual. If you feel the need to reinvent, reinvent! I prefer the term refining. You have to evolve and become the best possible version of yourself.

Your take on androgynous fashion.

As we evolve as a species, our views on gender also evolve beyond the outdated binary construct. And fashion reflects this. Although the “RKXC Collection” includes what is considered traditionally masculine furniture, this collaboration is truly for anyone who loves classic menswear, regardless of the gender they identify with or conform to. I like to see people of all persuasions wearing ties or pocket squares, either in the customary way (with sharp suits) or, creatively, tied around the neck, in the hair, as a belt, as a bracelet or still adorning the handles of a bag. At the end of the day, stylefor me, is about self-expression and should never be limited by societal norms.

A timeless fashion tip…

Be honest with yourself, Express yourself.

And then ?

No idea! I can’t wait to see what the universe has in store for me.

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Leveraging IT tools to improve product design | MIT News

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As an undergraduate student at MIT, Jana Saadi had to find a way to meet the demands of her humanities course. Little did she know that her decision would strongly shape her college career.

On a whim, Saadi had joined a friend in a course offered by MIT D-Lab, a project-based program aimed at helping impoverished communities around the world. The class was meant to be one-off, but Saadi fell in love with D-Lab’s mission and design philosophy, and remained involved throughout the rest of her undergraduate studies.

At D-Lab, “you do not create products for people; you create products with people,” she said. Saadi’s experience with D-Lab sparked an interest in the process behind product design. Now she’s pursuing a doctorate in mechanical engineering at MIT, researching how artificial intelligence can help mechanical engineers design products.

Saadi’s path to engineering began at an early age. She grew up in New Jersey with engineer parents. “My dad loves DIY projects and I’ve always found myself helping him around the house,” she says. Saadi enjoyed exercising his creative problem-solving skills, even on small tasks such as fixing an ill-fitting pot lid.

With her education, it was no surprise when Saadi ended up pursuing undergraduate and master’s degrees at MIT in mechanical engineering, with a concentration in product design. But she wasn’t always sure about pursuing a doctorate. “Curiously, what convinced me to pursue my doctoral studies was writing my master’s thesis and seeing it all come together,” she says.

Today, Saadi works to improve the product design process by evaluating computer design tools, exploring new applications and developing educational programs. For some of her research, she even found herself collaborating with D-Lab again. Saadi is currently advised by Maria Yang, professor of mechanical engineering at MIT and academic director of the MIT D-Lab faculty.

Understand the role of artificial intelligence in product design

When designing products, mechanical engineers juggle multiple objectives at once. They must make the products easy to use and aesthetic for the users. But they also need to take into account the results of their business and produce products that are cheap and easy to manufacture.

To help streamline the design process, engineers sometimes turn to artificial intelligence tools that help generate new designs. These tools, also known as generative design tools, are commonly used in the automotive, aerospace, and architectural industries. But the impact these tools have on the product design process is unclear, Saadi says, making it difficult for engineers to know how best to leverage them.

To provide clarity, Saadi assesses how engineers use generative design tools in the design process. So far, she has discovered that these tools can fundamentally change design approaches through a “hybrid intelligence” design process. With these tools, engineers first create a list of engineering constraints for a product without worrying about its appearance. For example, they may indicate where the screws are needed, but not specify how the screws are held in place. Then they feed the constraints into a generative design tool, which generates a product design accordingly. Engineers can then shift gears and evaluate the product for other goals, such as whether it is easy to use or easy to manufacture. If they are not satisfied with the product, they can modify the constraints or add new ones and run them again in the tool.

Through this process, engineers can focus on “understanding the design problem and uncovering the factors that drive the design,” says Saadi. With generative design tools, engineers can also iterate on designs faster, boosting the creative process as engineers test new ideas with less effort.

Generative design tools can also “change the design process” by enabling more complex designs, Saadi says. For example, instead of using structures with simple shapes, such as rectangular bars or triangular supports, designs can have an “organic” look that resembles the irregular patterns of coral or the twisting roots of trees.

Prior to this project, Saadi had little experience with IT tools in the product design process. But it “gave me an edge,” she says, to approach the process with fresh eyes and ask questions about design practices that might normally be taken for granted. Now Saadi analyzes how engineers and tools influence each other in the design process. She hopes to use her research to provide guidance on how generative design tools can support more creative designs.

Designing homes with Ugandan communities

Saadi expands the scope of computer design by looking at a new application: cookstoves for low-income areas, like Uganda. For this project, she is working with Yang, Dan Sweeney of MIT D-Lab and Sili Deng, professor of mechanical engineering at MIT.

Affordable cookstoves in low-income areas often release harmful emissions, which not only contribute to climate change, but also pose health risks. To reduce these impacts, Saadi and his collaborators are developing a stove that uses clean energy but remains affordable.

In the spirit of D-Lab, Saadi works with Ugandans to adapt the home to their needs. Originally, she had planned to travel to Uganda and interview people there. But then the Covid-19 pandemic happened.

“We had to do everything virtually, which had its own challenges” for Uganda, she says. Many Ugandans do not have access to the internet, eliminating the possibility of online surveys or virtual interviews. Saadi ended up working closely with a community partner in Uganda called Appropriate Energy Saving Technologies (AEST) to gather people’s opinions. AEST assembled a team on site to conduct in-person interviews with paper-based surveys. And Saadi consulted with AEST founders Acuku Helen Ekolu and Betty Ikalany to ensure the survey was culturally appropriate and understandable.

Fortunately, what started out as a rudimentary practical solution ended up being a godsend. Saadi’s polls were multiple-choice, but people often explained their reasoning to pollsters, providing valuable information that would have been lost in an online poll. In total, the team conducted around 100 surveys. “I liked this mixed survey-interview format,” she says. “There is a lot of wealth that came out [the survey responses].”

Now Saadi is translating the answers into digital design requirements for engineers, including herself. For example, “users will say ‘I want to be able to carry my cooker from outside to inside,'” which means they care about the weight, she says. Saadi must then determine an ideal weight for the cooker and include that number in the technical requirements.

Once they have all the requirements, the team can start designing the fireplace. The fireplace will be based on the Makaa fireplace, a portable and energy-efficient fireplace developed by AEST. In the new cooker design, the MIT team aims to improve its performance to cook food faster – a common request from users – while remaining affordable, Saadi says. To design the new fireplace, the MIT team plans to use a generative design tool, making the project one of the first uses of computer design for fireplaces.

Reform the design program to be more inclusive

Saadi also works to improve the product design process through curriculum development. Recently, she joined MIT’s Design Justice Project, which aims to ensure that students learn to design in ways that are inclusive for their users. “Education is about training the designers of the future, so you want to make sure you’re teaching them how to design fairly,” says Saadi. The project is made up of a team of undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs and professors in engineering and non-engineering fields.

Saadi helps the team develop surveys of instructors to determine if and how they have changed their design curriculum over time to include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) principles. Based on the survey results, the team will offer concrete suggestions for instructors to further integrate DEI principles into their curriculum. For example, one recommendation might be that instructors provide students with a checklist of inclusive design considerations, Saadi says.

To help generate more ideas and expand this conversation to a wider community, Saadi is helping the team organize a two-day summit for people working in design education, including instructors from MIT and other institutions. At the summit, attendees will discuss the future of design education and consider ways to translate DEI principles from the classroom into industry standard practices. The summit, called Design Justice Pedagogy Summit, will take place later this month from August 24-26.

“As you can see, I enjoy this part of my PhD where I have time to diversify my research,” says Saadi. But basically, “my approach to research is [understanding] the people and the process. There are many interesting questions to ask.

These are the worst cars you’ve ever owned

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I was going to mention the 1993 Dodge Dynasty one more time that I bought for $150 and drove for just a month before the transmission cracked in half and caught fire. However, I knew exactly what I was getting into with this car, and it served its purpose well – getting me to and from work while my Neon was getting an engine transplant.

No, the worst was this.

had such high hopes for her. It was a 2000 model with reasonable miles (about 115,000), 4.3L V6, 4WD, downhill body and interior, and a good price. The latter was important because I only had about $3,000 to spend at the time and the Blazer was $2,750 (that was 2016, mind you).

Right off the bat, it took nearly $1,000 in brake repairs. Sucked but it had sat for a while and the Ohio winter rot had gotten to it. After that, everything was fine for about a year.

Then the 4WD system started to act. I never really used it except a few times to get up my driveway, but it was that horrible push-button vacuum system that GM used back in the day, and unbeknownst to me, those vacuum lines sucked the transfer case dry and caused the front and rear differentials to slip and bind without warning. Eventually I had to replace the rear, transfer case and was about to completely remove the front differential when I started going through a fuel pump every six weeks. Turns out the gas tank vent was broken and the pump was running against positive pressure, and it needed a brand new tank. Add to that spider injectors and LIM seals that were starting to wear off, and I gave up and left it parked at the local store for six months before selling it for $750 so the store wouldn’t sell it to scrap.

The previous owner also hid a bent subframe, did something awful to the headlight wiring so I had to run new wiring and relays for the whole thing, and he had a spare remote which was nice at first until it randomly starts to start and run the tank dry. The front seat eventually got so loose I had to put a U-bolt under it to hold it still, it needed oil lines twice (the oil filter is in the front near the radiator because having 4WD means the 4.3L can’t have the oil filter in its normal place), and the driver’s side door fell off.

It was a vehicle for someone young and single and unencumbered by responsibilities other than a shitty job you could always get to if your Blazer was on blocks, or as a second vehicle you put on tires of mud and hoon until it explodes because, again, S10 Blazer. It was no vehicle for a new father who also needed to take his mother and grandmother to monthly doctor’s appointments two hours away. After breaking down twice, once on the way to an operation at 10 am I had to start renting cars just to get to these appointments – the money I made could pay for a new, much more reliable vehicle. So that’s what I did.

I wanted to like this car. I liked the idea of ​​having a traditional SUV, 4WD capability and ruggedness. The Blazer was certainly “sturdy”, the same way an old outbuilding is rugged. I even named you Cliff. I hope the guy who drove all the way from Kentucky to pick you up helped you out. We don’t miss you.

8 Barbiecore-Inspired Sportswear

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This morning I opened TikTok to find something totally unsurprising; Lululemon’s strawberry milkshake shade is trending again. As you may have noticed from celebrities, influencers, and designers, all forms of pink, from pastels to neons, have had their heyday. But sportswear is also starting to embrace the ultra-girly magic that is Barbiecore.


As the name suggests, Barbiecore is a raucous celebration of feminine style and is inspired by outfits from the year 2000, the 80s, ballet and of course the doll herself (and also Margot Robbie in her soon to be emblematic role). Therefore, the leggings, sports bras and workout suits he draws inspiration from feature fun cuts, ruffles, neon details and, of course, lots of pink. (BTW: This editor-favorite sports bra completely eliminates breast bounce.)


lululemon

Buy it: Lululemon Like a Cloud Light Support Longline Bra, $68, lululemon.com


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Buy it: Lululemon Hotty Hot 4-Inch Low-Rise Lined Shorts, $68, lululemon.com


Take the viral strawberry milkshake shade mentioned above as an example. TikToker @carsondaniels6 described it as “so, so cute” in a test video featuring the Court Rival high-waisted skirt. “Run to Lululemon and buy this strawberry milkshake set,” content creator @angelinalalch said, showing off the Like a Cloud bra and Track That Mid-Rise lined shorts.


Hello

Buy it: Alo Yoga Grand Slam Tennis Skirt, $78, aloyoga.com


Turn

Buy it: Year of Ours Football Biker Shorts, $99, revolve.com


Carbon38

Buy it: EleVen by Venus Williams Sweet Lotus ⅞ Leggings, $92 (was $108), carbon38.com


While the light monochromatic look is undeniably adorable, some celebrity-loved brands have opted for brighter, deeper hues. For example, Alo Yoga, a favorite of Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Lopez, recently launched magenta crush as one of its must-have seasonal colors. Meanwhile, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber-endorsed sportswear maker Year of Ours has embraced the neon look in bike shorts, tank tops, leggings and sweatshirts.


Barbiecore is definitely here to stay, so now is the best time to try out this fun trend. After all, we’re all Barbie girls in a Barbie world.


Area

Buy it: Offline by Aerie High-Rise Legging with Pocket, $38 (was $55), aerie.com


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Buy it: FP Movement Drop Shot Skortsie, $98, freepeople.com


Wolf

Buy it: Wolven Lychee Crossover Flare Yoga Pants, $102, wolventhreads.com

Best white t-shirts for women 2022

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The plain white t-shirt is a wardrobe staple for a reason. “There are few pieces that truly stand the test of time, and the white t-shirt is one of them. It’s a blank slate for any outfit or character,” says Sara Klausing, Founder of Seek , the Manhattan-based site. discover products directly on the screen (think of the buzz around the Merz white tees that Jeremy Allen White wears in the breakout series the bear, for example). As Klausing notes, the best white t-shirts for women are actually genderless basics that started as menswear and evolved into today’s unisex essential.

“White t-shirts are our fashion saviors,” says Donté McGuine, a bicoastal stylist who keeps essentials on hand for clients like Evan Mock, whom he recently styled for a shoot with multiple t-shirts. white shirts from Uniqlo. “I can’t tell you how many times a white t-shirt has saved a red carpet or a photoshoot,” he says, citing a moment in Paris last month when he cut a basic white t-shirt into a custom crop top for his client. Lil Dr. Here, 10 of the best women’s white t-shirts that fashion industry insiders swear by.

Best white t-shirt for women

Uniqlo: Stylists’ favourite, designed in Paris, ultra-smooth fabric

“Uniqlo makes the white t-shirts I swear I’ll wear forever,” says Klausing, who wears the men’s Supima cotton version for a classic unisex piece. “They have the perfect high neck and are roomier around the sleeves.” McGuine supports the choice. “Before each shoot, I normally stop at Uniqlo for simple white cotton t-shirts,” he says, noting that the brand offers several weights for all temperatures. For the line’s U collection, designers from around the world led by creative director Christophe Lemaire come together at their research and development center in Paris to create designs like this, which is made from 100% cotton with a low pile for an ultra-soft hand (aka how it feels to the touch).


Best expensive white t shirt for women

James Perse: Recycled cotton fibers, durable softness

“James Perse shirts are so soft and retain that softness after multiple washes,” McGuine says of the brand he considers “by far one of the best t-shirt brands.” For their recycled lotus jersey t-shirt, the lightweight cotton comes from recycled fibers (a win for the environment not only for waste, but also for production, as cotton is one of the most thirsty crops in agricultural industry) and features a relaxed fit. For a non-recycled option, the best-selling Vintage Little Boy Tee is specially treated with extra fabric softener for a lived-in feel.


Best affordable white t-shirt for women

Hanes: Timeless, Tagless, Moisture Wicking

“Style is what makes you feel good,” says Klausing, who thinks the classic white tee is a genderless staple. “I personally like a high crew neck inspired by menswear and a heavier weight cotton or knit.” The familiar Hanes 3-pack underwear shouldn’t be underestimated when it incorporates smart features like a tagless design, moisture-wicking fabric and extended waistband for a range of body types.


Best fitting white t-shirt for women

Reformation: stretch rib, cap sleeves, slim fit

Reformation’s form-fitting, stretchy Muse Short-Sleeve Tee recalls some of history’s most popular fits. “The short, ribbed knit white t-shirt gives Milla Jovovich The fifth Element,” said Klausing. For a particularly forward-thinking approach to the grassroots, Reformation designs the Muse t-shirt locally, with a sustainability impact of saving 11 pounds of carbon dioxide and over 3,000 gallons of water.


Best cropped white t-shirt for women

Lululemon: 4-way stretch, range of sizes, ultra-lightweight

This roomy, lightweight piece from Lululemon is made from a super soft four-way stretch fabric and comes in sizes 0-20. For styling, it’s a must-have. “I love a moment of low-rise pants with a slightly cropped white t-shirt,” McGuine says of the value of this choice, which he considers “so classic and edgy at the same time.”

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Best boxy white t-shirt for women

Re/Done x Hanes: Reclaimed Fabric, One of a Kind, Made in USA

“This boxy Re/Done x Hanes t-shirt is an amazing addition to your wardrobe,” says McGuine. “On the one hand, it’s a brand that practices sustainability,” he notes of Re/Done, which takes reclaimed vintage fabrics, in this case Hanes t-shirts, and reconstructs them to create a fit. modern, resulting in a t-shirt that is completely unique. “It’s the perfect shape for all body types, so it’s a win-win situation,” says McGuine.


Best white crew neck t-shirt for women

Three Dots: Slim Fit, Classic Design, Made in USA.

Klausing compares Three Dots short sleeve crewnecks to some of the most coveted in the industry. “Thanks to costume designer Mona May, Alicia Silverstone wears a fitted white crew neck throughout Distraught,” she notes. This cotton staple made in the USA is a modern take on a classic staple. “Three Dots t-shirts have a heavyweight woven cotton that’s snug enough to be flattering as a layer or worn on its own,” says Klausing.


Best white v-neck t-shirt

Calvin Klein: Unisex, ultra-soft for layering

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Calvin Klein’s classic v-neck has become an industry-favorite layering piece, thanks to its ultra-soft, silky-feel fabric. “When I buy a white t-shirt for a customer, I look for the quality of the fabric,” says McGuine. “I need the t-shirt to last a few seasons.” This breathable cotton comes in a convenient three-pack and is comfortable enough to wear under other pieces without overheating, and it washes well for a long-lasting investment.


Best white scoop neck t-shirt for women

Pilcro: Size range from petite to plus, 100% organic cotton

Pilcro’s scoop neck t-shirt is an Athropologie exclusive available in a range of sizes from petite to plus and boasts a sustainable 100% organic cotton label. “In 2022, it’s all about sustainability,” says McGuine. Rolled sleeves and a portrait neckline elevate the silhouette for a range of styling possibilities.


Best organic white cotton t-shirt for women

Ninety Percent: Soft Drape, Naturally Stretchy, Net-Sustain Approved

“Poor quality shirts get eaten up in the washer and dryer and then become unusable, which is not sustainable,” says McGuine. There’s value in investing in a piece that will stand the test of time and is sustainably made from the ground up, like the Drew Organic Cotton Jersey from Ninety Percent, which originally sold Net-A-Porter and has just been restocked due to high demand. . Mid-weight and designed for a relaxed fit, this tee will give you room to walk around while maintaining a clean silhouette.


What to consider when buying white t-shirts

It’s not for nothing that some pieces have become bestsellers or have remained wardrobe staples over time. Here, the qualities to consider when buying a white t-shirt made to last.

  • Sustainable materials: When When looking at different options, consider cotton to be the most energy and water intensive crop in the agricultural industry. Whenever possible, investing in t-shirts that contain recycled cotton and sustainably grown materials can have a significant positive environmental impact. This is especially relevant for pieces like white cotton t-shirts that form the basis of your wardrobe and can be reused and recycled through the fashion system if you donate t-shirts that hold up well.
  • Manufacturing: Old-fashioned white t-shirts were often made with a loop wheel pattern, a way of producing fabric through a process that knits cotton threads around a cylinder and eliminates seams on garments. This technique often creates a more durable t-shirt with a hand-woven feel. Some modern iterations of t-shirts, often of Japanese production, still maintain the process. What’s easier to find are coated fibers, organic cotton, and breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics that take less time to produce yet are super easy to wear.
  • Objective: If the white t-shirt is meant for layering, a three-pack of unisex basics can often suffice. For something work-appropriate, a ribbed knit or a fitted silhouette can do the trick on their own, while lightweight sportswear fabrics are a useful addition when styling in the summer months.

S&S Truck Parts LLC Announces Merger with Midwest Truck & Auto Parts Inc., Creating Best-in-Class Aftermarket Parts Distributor

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. & MERRILLVILLE, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–S&S Truck Parts LLC (“S&S”) and Midwest Truck & Auto Parts Inc. (“Midwest”) today announced that they have completed the merger of the two companies, creating a powerful alliance between the two best of their category. independent truck parts distributors. The combination nearly doubles their collective business and forms a more diverse, scaled-up platform in the truck aftermarket space with the ability to source and offer a wider selection of high-quality products to clients.

This transaction brings together two world-class aftermarket organizations based in the Midwestern United States with more than 70 years of serving their communities and shared commitments to quality, service and value. With increased scale and an expanded geographic footprint, the combined company will help its customers navigate a complex and challenging global supply chain, increasing available inventory and enabling faster product delivery. In March 2022, S&S Truck Parts was acquired by Investcorp, one of the world’s leading alternative investment companies.

In the combined organization, DJ Hoffman will serve as Managing Director. In the short term, the company expects operations to continue as currently structured.

“We are extremely excited to bring together the teams of S&S Truck and Midwest, two companies with similar values ​​and a commitment to superior customer service,” said DJ Hoffman, CEO of S&S Truck. “Our combination increases the breadth of our offerings for our customers, strengthens the depth of our workforce and business partnerships, and ultimately accelerates our ability to grow and deliver a deeper, modern and efficient customer experience.” We look forward to working closely with the Midwest team and together becoming an even stronger company as we continue to serve our customers.

“We are thrilled to find a high-quality partner in S&S Truck and look forward to combining our capabilities, infrastructure and human capital to drive further business growth,” said Mark Chudacoff, CEO of Midwest. “I have long championed the promise of innovation and partnership, like the one that drove this merger forward. Our combination will deliver clear benefits to customers and company employees, and our commitment to supporting and improving the communities in which we operate will remain unwavering.

Founded in Chicago in 1952, S&S is one of the largest suppliers of medium and heavy duty truck replacement parts. A family business since its inception, S&S Truck today serves more than 1,600 customers in 67 countries, including OEMs, dealerships, warehouse distributors and service shops. Since 1946, Midwest Truck & Auto Parts has been dedicated to producing and distributing high quality transmission products for heavy, medium and light duty vehicles, including components for high performance racing applications. Midwest’s global customers range from large retailers to warehouse distributors.

About S&S Truck Parts

S&S Truck Parts, LLC., is a leading distributor of private label and brand name truck replacement parts. Under its exclusive brand “NewStar”, S&S offers a wide range of products for heavy and medium trucks.

About Midwest Truck & Auto Parts

Midwest, and their proprietary brands, Motive Gear, Richmond Gear, TEN Factory, Powertrax and World American, is a leading supplier of aftermarket transmissions and related products to the heavy-duty truck, light-truck and racing markets. performance.

About Investcorp

Investcorp is a global investment manager, specializing in alternative investments in private equity, real estate, credit, absolute return strategies, GP holdings, infrastructure and asset management insurance. Since our inception in 1982, we have focused on generating attractive returns for our clients while creating long-term value in our investee companies and for our shareholders as a prudent and responsible investor.

Investcorp now has 13 offices in the United States, Europe, the GCC and Asia, including India, China and Singapore. As of June 30, 2022, the Investcorp group had total assets under management of US$42.7 billion, including assets managed by third-party managers, and employed approximately 480 people of 50 nationalities globally in its offices.

For more information, visit www.investcorp.com and follow us @Investcorp on LinkedIn, Twitter and instagram.

Power clings to lead after savvy salvage work

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Perhaps this season is indeed when Will Power wins his second NTT INDYCAR SERIES Championship.

Power escaped a dramatic blow – to his car and his points lead – and emerged from the contact-filled Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, still leading the championship.

In finishing 11th, Power lost just three points to his nearest challenger, even though he was involved in an incident which effectively eliminated Pato O’Ward and Graham Rahal from the 80-lap race on the circuit. temporary urban of 11 bends and 2.1 miles. .

The incident in Turn 4 was a bang-bang as Power checked for slowing cars in front of him. O’Ward couldn’t avoid hitting the rear of the Verizon Team Penske #12 Chevrolet, which hit Power’s gearbox directly. The damage was not visible to the naked eye, but could be seen whenever Power was forced to manually shift gears afterwards.

“When you get hit from behind, it cancels your shift, so you have to shift manually,” Power said. “You have to lift (remove the pedal) and operate the accelerator. So that made the day very interesting.

O’Ward took a similar hit from Rahal in congestion, ending his run due to a lack of gears. Behind them, rookie Callum Ilott, Dalton Kellett, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon and Simona De Silvestro were involved in the chain reaction to varying degrees. Dixon’s car suffered some underbody damage, but he worked through a major chassis adjustment by the #9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda crew and took the win, the 53rd of his career.

O’Ward said there was nowhere to escape the events ahead of him.

“I don’t know who caused the control,” he said. “I saw cars slowing down, (and) I had to brake. What Graham did to me, I was going to do to Will.

“Unfortunately, there’s only one way to look at it, and that was a big enough hit to probably break a gear or something in the gearbox. When you hit the attenuator with a big enough hit solid, that’s usually what happens. I couldn’t get it in any gear, and that’s our day.

And that could be the end of O’Ward’s championship chase. 24th place dropped the driver of the #5 Chevrolet Arrow McLaren SP down two positions in the standings to seventh place. He is 59 points off the lead with just three races to go.

Instead of leading Marcus Ericsson by nine points as Power entered the Nashville weekend, he leads Dixon by six points. Ericsson’s 14th-place finish dropped him one position, but he’s only 12 points off the lead of the #8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Josef Newgarden is fourth after a sixth-place finish in the No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet. He is 22 points behind Power.

“We thought it was a bit of a wild card race,” Power said. “There was going to be a lot of chaos, and if you can survive it for a bit, which we did, we’re still in a great place. We’re still digging deep, and we’ll see what we can do in the last three (races). »

Rookies are strong but lack results

The results do not reflect the performance of Rookie of the Year challengers Christian Lundgaard and David Malukas in Sunday’s race. Both raced in the top three before having trouble late.

Malukas was the first to get into trouble, his car crashing into the Turn 9 tire barrier hard with fellow rookie Kyle Kirkwood’s car crashing to his left. Malukas finished 19th in Dale Coyne Racing’s No. 18 HMD Honda HMD with Kirkwood 20th in AJ Foyt Racing’s No. 14 Sexton Properties Chevrolet.

Lundgaard raced to second place, where he was on the restart with 11 laps to go. The Dane looked ready to run over Scott Dixon for the lead when he started to slide. Scott McLaughlin skipped it on that restart, then on the final restart with less than two laps to go, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s No. 30 Shield Cleansers Honda was pressed down, dropped five positions and came back to eighth.

Paretta, De Silvestro Add Laguna Seca

Paretta Autosport announced Sunday that it will field De Silvestro in an additional race this season, the season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey on Sunday, Sept. 11 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

The team has entered the No. 16 Chevrolet in three races this season, including Sunday’s race in Nashville. De Silvestro finished 26th after starting 24th.

De Silvestro also competed in the eighth and ninth races of the season, Road America and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Tips

  • Rain delays often reveal interesting things. In this case, Peacock Premium viewers learned that poleman Scott McLaughlin was opposed to spicy cheese. He took a bite of it while filming live with the NBC broadcast crew and was quick to react to its warmth.
  • Speaking of hot, Graham Rahal said Saturday’s weather in the race car was “the hottest I’ve ever been in a car”. Fortunately, Sunday afternoon rain reduced temperatures and humidity, so much so that INDYCAR removed the requirement to use aeroscreen upper ducts that channel air into the cockpit.
  • Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires points leader Linus Lundqvist of HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing went flag to flag to win Sunday’s Indy Lights Music City Grand Prix from pole for his fifth victory in top of the series of the season. Lundqvist’s margin over second-placed Sting Ray Robb of Andretti Autosport at the finish was 7.2221 seconds. Hunter McElrea of ​​Andretti Autosport finished third.
  • The Lundqvist seed is now 95 points over McElrea leading the first of four remaining races, Saturday, August 20 at World Wide Technology Raceway, the final oval race of the season at 4:15 p.m. ET.
  • The event at World Wide Technology Raceway is also the final oval on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES calendar. The first practice of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline will take place at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, August 19 and will qualify for the NTT P1 prize at 7:15 p.m. ET. Peacock Premium and the INDYCAR Radio Network will broadcast both live. The race, broadcast on USA Network and INDYCAR Radio Network, begins at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 20.

Kenyans prepare for elections amid optimism and high expectations

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In the heart of Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, cars with mounted loudspeakers roll by pouring out political messages. On the other hand, billboards and advertising screens are flooded with political candidates.

These scenes are being played out across the country as politicians face off in the latest push for votes as Kenyans head to the polls on August 9 to choose the next generation of leaders.

As this key event unfolds, Kenyans share with Xinhua their aspirations and thoughts as they prepare to elect political leaders in what has been touted as a landmark election by local political pundits.

“I remain expectant as the day approaches as it is an opportunity to revamp leadership. I will be voting for leaders who have shown integrity, courage and patriotism while our country was in difficulty over the past two years with the impending COVID-19 and the threat of food insecurity,” said Zabron Kioma, a medical pharmacist based in downtown Nairobi.

This election year, a nation is still recovering from the brunt of the pandemic, the invasion of locusts on cultivated fields, persistent drought and inflation.

But even with these challenges, patriotism and the spirit of Harambee, a Swahili word for tacit agreement on unity, sustained the country through these challenges.

The electorate will choose between four presidential candidates, including leader William Ruto, the incumbent vice president, and Raila Odinga, a veteran opposition.

Kioma, like many sampled Kenyans, urged the new leadership to expand or improve infrastructure, hailing the Chinese-built Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) that links the coastal city of Mombasa to Nairobi, the capital, to stimulate economic and social growth.

“I have a pharmaceutical business in Mombasa so I travel a lot between Nairobi and Mombasa. The RMS allowed me to reduce the travel time between the two cities. It’s efficient and fast. We need more such developments to develop the country,” Kioma said.

Kenya’s economy has risen to sixth on the African continent from 12th when incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta came to power in 2013.

Under Kenyatta’s leadership, the gross domestic product (GDP) fell from US$37.6 billion to US$109 billion, according to official government data.

“Kenyans would agree that the government has performed quite well in its big four program, a plan for socio-economic transformation. It would have been difficult to overcome the pandemic without the kind of effort we have seen in the health sector,” said Peter Kagwanja, former government adviser and political analyst.

By the end of July, the country had reached a milestone in the vaccination against COVID-19 where more than 20 million doses had been deployed. Active cases remain low according to statistics from the Ministry of Health.

Apart from the development, Jasmine Oluoch, a spa manager, is delighted that Kenya has been in harmony with its neighbors as internal conflicts have been brought under control.

“I preach the message of harmony and cohesion and urge Kenyans to vote peacefully. We have enjoyed relative peace within our borders and I hope that sta