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Jaguar F-Pace SUV Tested to Extremes

From the ice and snow of Northern Sweden, to the searing heat and dust of Dubai, the new F-Pace has been tested to the limit in some of the most inhospitable environments on earth.

Jaguar’s performance crossover offers an unrivaled blend of performance, design and practicality. To ensure that every system functions perfectly even under the most extreme conditions, the new F-Pace has been subjected to one of the most demanding test programs the company has ever devised.

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'Orange is the New Black' Season 4 Diner Scene Casting Call

‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 4 Diner Scene Casting Call

‘Orange is the New Black’ is looking for extras to work on a diner scene filming this Friday in New York City. Orange Is the New Black centers around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a bisexual woman living in New York City who is sentenced to 15 months in a women’s federal prison, for transporting a suitcase full of drug money to her former girlfriend Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) who is an…

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LEFTOVER-TILE TABLE

From the August 2015 issue of This Old House

In summertime, the projects should be just as easy as the livin’. Take this outdoor table: All you need is a few extra tiles, a folding luggage rack. plywood, and a length of molding. To create our tabletop, we laid out tiles, then cut the plywood to size. Adhesive mat (SimpleMat, $22) quickly set the tile, which we then grouted. We added molding for a tray-like rim and caulked where it meets the tile. Screwing the top to the luggage rack from below adds stability; blue paint ties it together. The result: a perfect spot to relax—and plenty of weekend left to enjoy.

(Marola “Revival Ring” ceramic tile, $1.97 each from home depot.com)

Photograph: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn


Meet the new Angels

Meet the 10 new Victoria’s Secret Angels; Elsa Hosk, Monika ‘Jac’ Jagaciak, Martha Hunt, Stella Maxwell, Kate Grigorieva, Lais Ribeiro, Sara Sampaio, Taylor Hill, Romee Strijd, and Jasmine Tookes. The new selection of angels come from all around the world, and different ages. Here’s a brief description of some of the new angels.

Elsa Hosk:


Elsa is the Swedish bombshell, with gorgeous blonde hair, sun-kissed skin and the brightest blue eyes. She’s graced numerous covers such as Marie Claire, GQ, and Elle, as well as working with large brands such as; Samsung, Schwarzkopf, Coccinelle, AVON, Guess, and Lancaster Paris.

Monika ‘Jac’ Jagaciak:


Monika Jagaciak (or more commonly known as Jac) is one of the greatest things to come from Poland. Jac has been on the covers of; Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. She has also walked for names like; Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Chanel, and Oscar de la Renta. She is close friends with other models such as; Frida Gustavsson, Lindsay Wixon, and Karlie Kloss.

Martha Hunt:


Straight out of North Carolina, Martha is a beacon of American beauty. She was discovered at the age of 14, but only began modelling after high school. Since then Martha Hunt has become a big name in Fashion. She’s been on the cover of; GQ, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, and Vogue. Martha has worked with; Free People, Juicy Couture, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, and Jason Wu. When off the catwalk, she’s BFFs and part of Taylor Swift’s ‘squad’.

What do you think of the new angels? How do they compare to the previous angels, like Adriana Lima or Candice Swanepoel? And who’s your favourite? Mine is Elsa!


Article by Kit To

Louis Tomlinson And Liam Payne Destroy A Naughty Boy Pinata Thrown On Stage

Louis Tomlinson is hardly known for being Naughty Boy’s biggest fan, in fact, we’d go out on a limb and say that he is perhaps more peeved at the music producer than any other member of the One Direction family.

Which is why when a fan threw a Naughty Boy pinata on stage mid-way through One Direction’s On The Road Again show in Kansas City last night, Lou, with a little help from partner in crime Liam Payne, absolutely destroyed it before kicking it off stage.

Yikes, that’ll teach him.

With thanks to all that is holy, the entire incident was captured on HQ camera (no Wellington potato here) and we can see Liam first of all bodyslam the NB tribute, before Lou takes the wheel and seems to let out five-months worth of frustration.

LET IT ALL OUT, BABES, WE TOTES UNDERSTAND.

Liam and Louis crushing a piñata of Naughty Boy in KC last night 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/wzccwVsg4W

— One Direction Update (@the1Dscene)

July 29, 2015

Tensions between Naughty Boy and the rest of One Direction first brewed back when he was cited as one of the reasons why Zayn Malik decided to quit the biggest boyband on the planet back in March.

Still, with Lou being the member of the band who ‘always has struggled to bite his tongue’, it was he who bared the brunt of the beef when he swooped in to defend his fans, who NB was basically mocking, before Zayn jumped to the producer’s defense and told his former bezzie to ‘stop b*tching’ about his life.

Things then appeared to take a turn for the worse/ better (?) earlier this month, when Zayn seemingly had enough of Naughty Boy’s antics and publicly slammed him on Twitter, writing: “you fat joke stop pretending we’re friends no one knows you .“

And the world promptly stopped turning for a moment.

So, with the friendship between Zayn and NB well and truly in tatters, you can see why Liam and Niall Horan (who reportedly gave the pinata a healthy punch ‘round the face) did not hold back when it came to destroying his OTRA representative.

And with Louis later gushing on his Twitter account about what a ruddy amazing show it was, we have a feeling that it was as good for him as it was for us lot watching.

Naughty Boy has since taken to his own social media account to mysteriously post: “Let’s not make a scene. We both got what we need.“, and although it’s uncertain that this is a jibe towards the boys, we wouldn’t be too surprised if we got another round of Louis T vs Naughty B on Twitter in the future.

In fact, we’re off to stock up on some popcorn…

Poaching: How to Help

1) Raise awareness
2) Don’t unwittingly participate
3) Donate
4) Volunteer
5) Report any violations

1) Raise Awareness.
Just because you can’t afford to donate money towards these efforts doesn’t mean you can’t help. Staying educated and sharing your knowledge with others can encourage more donations and even more awareness, and if you educate children about these issues, you can help the next generation understand to respect animals and not to seek out their parts as commodities. The best way to inspire change is to make sure that poaching deaths do not go unnoticed by those who believe it to be wrong and worth changing, and those with the power to create that change.  It is also important to develop a stance and become familiar with specific details and strategies.  You can call your representatives and ask them to “stop poaching,” for example, or you could ask them to “ban the import of lion trophy heads into the US.”  It’s okay for your opinions to change, and it’s okay if you don’t know what to ask for - but work towards understanding these issues in more depth and understanding what steps need to be taken to make an improvement.  

Below are a few websites that can help you get familiar with poaching issues.  There are many, many more resources available online and through various non-profits, and there are certainly issues I have not covered here.  I encourage you to look further into the ones that resonate with you.  In addition, poaching is not limited to African big game!  Plenty of fish and reptiles are poached or smuggled overseas, and illegal fish and wildlife hunting in the US occurs every day.

An overview of poaching issues
WWF on poaching
OneGreenPlanet.org: Local and environmental impacts of poaching
International Business Times: The link between poaching and terrorism
NYTimes: The importance of properly armed and trained park rangers

2) Don’t unwittingly participate.  Ignorance of laws and restrictions (even if you are a visitor) is no excuse for poaching.  If you are participating in hunting, make yourself aware of local laws.  Creating a market for illegal wildlife goods also makes you an accomplice to poaching.  If you are purchasing animal products, do your research: make yourself aware of their history, the laws in the area from where they have been sourced, as well as local regulations on the sale and import of wildlife products into your area.  

Fish or game hunted out of season or without permits (for instance, in waters with high levels of contamination) are also illegal, and can be dangerous to the environment and to your health.  Mislabeled fish can contain unsafe levels of mercury, for instance, and because horses are not legally slaughtered for meat in the US, equine medications are not regulated the same way as in food animals and can pose a public health risk in cases of illegal horse meat sale.

Finally, do not keep endangered animals as pets.  Wildlife smuggling, as well as the poaching of adult animals and the subsequent smuggling of their offspring, can be extremely detrimental to the survival of endangered species.  In addition, even keeping exotic animals legally is very difficult - they require import and owner permits and their care and husbandry can be difficult, time-consuming and expensive.  If you are considering adopting an exotic animal hybrid, such as a Bengal cat, be sure to research how these animals differ from their fully domestic counterparts.

How to avoid ordering mislabeled fish
11 exotic animals you should not keep as pets

3) Donate.
Non-profits need your help!  Make sure to choose reputable organizations with transparency about the projects your money will support.  Here are just a few places you can donate.

Panthera.org: Training and equipment for park rangers and guards to monitor, anticipate, and respond to poaching of big cats
International Anti-Poaching Foundation: Donate to equip park rangers monitor and fight poaching of rhinos and elephants
Born Free Foundation: Equip poachers at Babile Elephant Sanctuary in Ethiopia
WWF: Sign a petition to urge FWS to help protect wild elephants
WWF: Symbolically adopt a tiger
Donate towards infusing rhino horns with dye harmful to poachers (safe for rhinos)

4) Volunteer.
If you can’t afford to donate your money, consider donating your time - see the webpages of various organizations for ways you can help, as they are always changing!

5) Report any violations.  
If you see or hear something suspicious, contact authorities in the area - it could be anything from overhearing a conversation at an airport to seeing something for sale in a store that seems like it might be illegal.  Take a photo and write down information if you can, but make sure to stay safe and not to confront individuals yourself.

If anyone has a problem with any link I’ve posted above, or would like to recommend a link to add, please let me know.