Kristin Cavallari Looks Smoking Hot In A Tiny Black Bikini At Gianni Versace’s Mansion

Kristin Cavallari rocked a skimpy bikini as she visited Gianni Versace’s mansion. The reality star shared the snap with her fans on Thursday. In the photo, Kristin looked smoking hot as she wore a tiny, black bikini while emerging from the famously colorful swimming pool at the late fashion designer’s home. The sexy two-piece flaunted Kristin’s toned arms, cleavage, flat tummy, rock-hard abs, curvy hips, and long, lean legs. The former Laguna Beach star accessorized the look with a pair of dark, oversized sunglasses. She posed with her arms at her sides, one knee bent, and her head tilted toward the ground as she stepped out of the water with a sultry look on her face. Kristin wore her long, blond hair pulled back into a voluminous ponytail and appeared to sport a natural makeup look for the shot. The TV personality’s glam look consisted of sculpted eyebrows, pink blush on her cheeks, a dark berry lipstick, and a bronzed glow all over her body. In the background of the photo, the iconic Versace sculptures can be seen, as well as some green trees and a stunning cobblestone pattern around the pool. Of course, many of Kristin’s over 3.8 million followers went wild for the post, whi...

Subprime Auto Loans Blow Up, Delinquencies at 2009 Level, Biggest 12-Month Surge Since 2010

WOLF STREET REPORTWOLF STREET STOREBeer, Wine, & FoodBrick and MortarCalifornia Daydreamin’CanadaCars, Trucks & CrashesCentral BanksChinaCommercial PropertyCompanies & MarketsConsumersCredit BubbleCryptosDebtor NationEnergyEurope’s DilemmasGold & SilverFederal ReserveHousing Bubble 2Inflation & DevaluationInformation AgeJobsTradeTransportationWall St. Shenanigans The auto industry depends on subprime-rated customers that make up over 21% of total auto-loan originations. Without these customers, the wheels would come off the industry. And tightening up lending standards to reduce risks would cause serious damage to the undercarriage. Subprime lending is very profitable – until the loans blow up – because interest rates can be high. But those subprime auto loans are blowing up at rates not seen since the worst days of the Financial Crisis – and these are the good times! Serious auto-loan delinquencies – 90 days or more past due – in the second quarter, 2019, jumped 47 basis points year-over-year to 4.64% of all outstanding auto loans and leases, according to New York Fed data released today. This is about the same delinquency rate as in Q3 2009, just months aft...

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2019 HUSQVARNA FC450

Motocross Action Magazine – Motocross Action Magazine is the worlds leading publication about motocross and supercross. A: Yes. This is the bike that won the 2018 AMA Supercross Championship with Jason Anderson. With its SOHC (single-overhead-camshaft) engine, new bodywork, more compact cylinder head and new exhaust system, the FC450 delivers usable, but not spectacular, power for everyone from Pro to Vet. A: Pretty much everything. The engine, frame, cylinder head, swingarm, subframe, fuel pump, transmission, cooling system, triple clamps, exhaust system, maps and intake tract are all new. A: There are a lot of differences between the 2019 and 2018 bikes. They aren’t all whiz-bang, high-profile, buzz-worthy mods, but they are based on solid technology. Here is a quick—but by no means complete—list of mods. (1) Torsional rigidity. The 2019 frame is 10 percent stiffer torsionally and 2 percent stiffer longitudinally. (4) Exhaust. The 2019 Husqvarna FC450 exhaust is all new, but, most significant, Husqvarna added a slip-fit in the mid-pipe to allow the pipe to be removed without having to take the shock off the bike. A: Most new bike buyers are hot-to-trot. They have money b...

50 Best Places to Travel in 2020 When Planning Your Vacation | Travel + Leisure

Whether you’re traveling solo or planning a family vacation, here are the 50 best places to visit in 2020. What makes a place worth visiting right now? That’s what we at Travel + Leisure ask ourselves when compiling our annual list of the 50 best places to travel. Is it a show-stopping new hotel? A once-in-a-lifetime celebration? A critical mass of game-changing restaurants? For definitive answers on the best vacation spots of the moment, we hit the books, scouring tourism statistics, scoping out major events, charting new flight routes, and logging hotel debuts. We take stock of the most compelling new restaurant openings, scroll through the Instagram posts of our most well-traveled pals, and mine our inboxes for tips. We also survey our vast network of travel experts — T+L’s A-List travel advisors, first, plus trusted writers, hospitality insiders, and other industry pros — to see what places they have their eyes on. The result is a list of must-visit vacation destinations, and with something to suit every interest — food, shopping, culture, history, and nature — one is bound to spark your wanderlust. We’ve got traveler favorites like Costa Rica and Austria, which are ma...

Tenere Shapes Market Niche Where Metal and Plastics Meet : Plastics Technology

Joining metal and plastics to target some of today’s most dynamic industries, contract manufacturer Tenere reinvented itself—and its customer list—in 2016. Back in 2016, Tenere was a very different company and served a much different customer mix. At that time, the company’s Colorado operations included injection molder Mountain Molding, located in Longmont and acquired in 2015; rapid prototyper Protogenic, located in Westminster and acquired in 2013; and its original Colorado purchase—Denver Tool and Die of Lakewood, which it bought in 1995. Tenere’s molding floor has 34 injection machines from 28 to 720 tons (three of them vertical presses), including Toshiba, Engel, Arburg, Toyo, and Nissei machines. Those companies with disparate capabilities and locations would be combined into a new 135,000-ft2 facility in Westminster in 2016, the same year the company wound down business with 80 of its customers. Tenere, which was itself acquired by Massachusetts-based private-equity firm Watermill Group in 2012, is headquartered in Wisconsin, where it operates a sheet-metal fabrication business. In 2016, the company also opened a sheet-metal operation in Monterrey, Mexico. That facility ...

SML sells two PowerCast XL cast film extruders at K 2019 logo-pn-color logo-pn-color

Düsseldorf, Germany — SML Maschinengesellschaft GmbH says its PowerCast XL cast film extrusion line shown at K 2019 is the largest machine of its type ever shown at the event in Düsseldorf. “PowerCast XL is one of a series of machines we offer for production of stretch films,” Thomas Rauscher, product manager for cast film extrusion, said. The machine on display at K was assembled in just 14 days. Standard build time for the extruder would be six weeks. Parts for the PowerCast XL were moved from SML’s Austrian headquarters to Düsseldorf on 17 trucks. Total weight of the assembly is 167 metric tons. The PowerCast XL is the second-biggest line in the SML range of cast film extruders, which includes MiniCast (1.5 meters maximum material width), EcoCompact (2 meters), SmartCast (3 meters), PowerCast (4 meters), and PowerCast XL (4.5 meters). At the top of the range is the MasterCast machine. The largest of its type in the world, this produces films with a maximum width of 6 meters. The PowerCast XL follows from the standard PowerCast machine which was unveiled at K 2016. Speaking about the new launch, Rauscher said that the XL was developed “due to customer d...

The latest on solar shingles, solar roofs and solar tiles

There are many words used to describe unconventional solar PV technologies used on rooftops. Within the “building-applied” category — basically anything that isn’t traditional solar panels attached to racks — terms like solar roofs, solar shingles and solar tiles are becoming more common, especially after Elon Musk and Tesla announced their solar roof idea in 2016. While the Tesla solar roof has yet to show successful application besides a few pilot installations, there are plenty of building-applied solar products on the market right now for homeowners looking for something different than the status solar quo. There are two building-applied solar veterans that make what they call solar shingles but may be better described as small, rectangular solar panels that are installed without traditional racking systems. CertainTeed’s Apollo II solar shingles are installed alongside asphalt shingles. The 63-W monocrystalline solar panels are about 46 in. long and 17 in. wide — bigger than asphalt shingles but smaller than traditional solar panels. SunTegra has two building-applied products, also using monocrystalline solar panels that are bigger than the surrounding shingles. The SunTegr...

When reading about cool projects and products, it’s common to see wiring plugs labelled “JST connector.”

When reading about cool projects and products, it’s common to see wiring plugs labelled “JST connector.” This looks fine until we start getting hands-on and begin hacking things together. Inevitably we find the JST connector from one part fails to fit in the JST connector of another. This is the moment we learn “JST” is not a connector specification. It is short for Japan Solderless Terminals Manufacturing Company, Ltd. A company whose history goes back to 1957 and their website (styled in 1999) lists hundreds of different types. We can simplify to “JST connector” when chit-chatting about projects. But when it comes to actual hardware specification, that’s not good enough. Which JST connector? The reality is: we live in a world full of ambiguous connector specifications. We also sometimes choose to ignore “No User Serviceable Parts Inside” and merrily explore guts of equipment to which we have no specifications at all. As hackers, we need some skill at deciphering mystery connectors. We’ll start here with a quick survey of the most popular types from JST. A simple two pin wire-to-wire connector is probably the RCY series. When a connector interface two or more wires to a circuit...

MENDOTA – Ready to try something new in 2020? This year’s Polar Plunge at Lake Mendota

MENDOTA – Ready to try something new in 2020? This year’s Polar Plunge at Lake Mendota is the perfect opportunity to make a splash while contributing to a good cause. The 2020 Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 29. Presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, this is a fun way to support Special Olympics of Illinois by taking a quick dip the chilly water of Lake Mendota. Kristine Shan is the 2020 Plunge Ambassador. Shan is a student at Hall High School and has participated in Special Olympics for nine years. She participates in bowling, basketball, bocce, track, softball and long jump. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit over 1,750 athletes that train and compete within Region A. There are already more than 100 people registered for the plunge. Teams from LaSalle-Peru High School, Hall High School, Streator High School, Mendota High School, Mendota Police Department, Princeton Police Department, DePue Police Department, District 17 State Police, Sterling Police Department and many more have committed to taking the plunge on Feb. 29 in Mendota in support of the local athletes. Think you have what it takes? The concept...

Mark Baker is a recognized expert in street lighting who has made a difference in the

Mark Baker is a recognized expert in street lighting who has made a difference in the way municipalities throughout the U.S. look at Light Emitting Diode (LED) streetlights. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. You will need to register before adding a comment. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. Please be polite. It’s OK to disagree with someone’s ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. Street Sceners, you have piqued the interest of professional street lighting experts around the country. Mark Baker is a recognized expert in street lighting who has made a difference in the way municipalities throughout the U.S. look at Light Emitting Diode (LED) streetlights. Recently Barker brought sense and sensibility to the town of Warwick, Rode Island, and now joins us by corroborating the message we have been taking to Tallahassee top manageme...

Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale 2019: Briggs & Riley Carry-on Deal | Travel + Leisure

Briggs & Riley is the preferred luggage brand for many frequent fliers. Not only is the company known for producing high-quality bags made from premium materials, but it’s famous for the lifetime warranty provided with all its luggage. And while you can always expect reliably great pieces, they unfortunately don’t come cheap.  That’s why we’re so excited to see great Briggs & Riley deals at the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale. There are tons of items marked down, including this duffel bag that’s 15 percent off and this organizing briefcase that’s on sale for $269. But one of the best Briggs & Riley deals we’ve seen so far is on the Baseline Domestic 22-Inch Expandable Rolling Carry-on.  Made from a durable nylon material, the carry-on bag features an aluminum pull handle, four multi-directional wheels, and a SmartLink strap that can attach the suitcase to another bag for added convenience. The travel bag also boasts multiple pockets and compartments to keep your belongings organized, including one that works as a built-in garment bag so you can hang your dresses or suits inside.  The suitcase can expand its storage capacity by 34 percent, thanks to its innovative compress...

If you don’t want your drink to taste of plastic then the Specialized Purist WaterGate Bottle

If you don’t want your drink to taste of plastic then the Specialized Purist WaterGate Bottle could be for you. Whatever liquid you put in tastes the same when it comes out, and the valve works a treat. It’s a pricey solution though. Inside the Purist bottle you’ll find an “amorphous silicon dioxide coating” that has been “infused into the inner-wall of the bottle” according to Specialized. It says that this forms a glass-like finish which stops drinks staining the bottle, avoids residue aftertaste and also stops your drink tasting of plastic on hot days. Switching from sweet energy drinks to plain water with just a rinse in between saw no carryover in taste from one to another, and the bottle has remained completely stain free. Seeing how far it could go, I mixed a strong vinegar/water solution and left it for 24 hours before rinsing and refilling with water and there was no acidic tang to be noticed at all. So, from a taste point of view the Specialized bottle does what it is designed to. I like the shape of the Purist, too. The narrow diameter of the neck gives you something to hold to pull it out of the cage and makes it easy to grip...

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