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Yamaha’s entry into the big-bore enduro category, the $14,790 Super Ténéré, remains essentially unchanged since its global debut in 2010. In a category filled with unique bikes, the Super Ténéré still stands out with its unconventional, 1199cc paralleltwin engine with a 270-degree crank layout (opposed to the more conventional, 180-degree arrangement) that Yamaha says improves torque—and also delivers a tasty exhaust note through the Akrapovic accessory exhaust that was fitted to our testbike.
Yamaha Chip-Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) ride-by-wire enables two power modes—Sport and Tour—with correspondingly appropriate traction control strategies. Unified ABS with rear-to-front linking is standard equipment; while the TC
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New US Open champion Webb Simpson has had a remarkable last 12 months in golf!
Webb Simpson has had one of the most spectacular rises to fame in world golf. Two years ago he was a struggling player on the PGA Tour. At the end of 2010 he was 213th on the World Ranking and had only just secured his tour card for 2011 with a T-4 at Las Vegas, the penultimate event of the season. He finished 94th on the money-list. He hadn’t yet played in a major championship, and wasn’t eligible for and. A year later, at age
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Here they are: the three winners of the Foschini Fashion Design Awards! There’s also a date for the second year’s competition, so get out your diaries.
There’s no stronger statement about supporting local design talent than sponsoring a competition that nurtures our young fashion designers. Unless it’s also giving the top three a chance to create a limited range under expert guidance, providing them with rack space and offering the public these rare fashion plums at retail prices.
From October, the three designers you’ll find at Foschini Canal Walk, Gateway and Eastgate are Frances Buchner, Sabrina Linder and Sheila-Madge Bakker,
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A PASSIONATE GARDENER CREATES A PRIVATE PARADISE IN TANGIER.
As a boy in Milan, Pasti dreamed of someday becoming a florist or a writer; he grew up to be a gardener and an author, not only of several gardening books, but also of a translation of Proust’s letters to his mother, and an outstandingly original novel, The Age of Flowers, a maximalist fantasia about a young man’s botanical obsession.
The novel is an homage to Pasti’s private garden, itself a maximalist fantasia: 5,300 species of plants, flowers, and trees — plus whatever snakes, rats, birds, lizards, and frogs choose to
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THIS ROAD MANAGER’S 50-SQM PAD IS NEARLY DEVOID OF COLOR, BUT IT BRIMS WITH BRIGHTNESS
Road manager Rey Lañada’s pad is the corner unit in the uppermost floor of his condo, which conveniently affords him a generous helping of ambient light. Not only does Rey’s unit appear very airy, but he is also able to save on electricity bills because he doesn’t need to turn on electric lights that often.
The beige sofa from Dimensione is his two dogs’ favorite hangout. Rey says that he rarely receives visitors. The gnarled milktree plant, the bold-red accent chair, feathered lamp
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AS FUR CONTINUES TO HAVE A PROMINENT POSITION ON THE CATWALKS, EMILY SHEFFIELD INVESTIGATES THE MORAL MAZE OF WEARING IT. PHOTOGRAPH BY JENNY VAN SOMMERS
Early June and I am standing — breath held — in a vast cavernous concrete space, whitewashed walls and racks of washboard-stiff mink skins stretching as far as the eye can see. They are lopped together with string, tails grazing the floor, tags identifying each lot — 20 female black cross mink, beside batches of 20 male blue iris.
There is a smell — cloying and sweet, which clings like a wet film of moisture
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Interior designers tend to be one step ahead when it comes to house-hunting, which was certainly the case with Torill Tangen. She admits to finding it easy to visualise what any house will look like with her possessions inside it, and also had a clear image of where her new home should be and what it needed to provide. ‘I wanted to live in a small village with shops and easy access to transport,’ explains Torill. ‘The house also had to be in good structural and decorative condition; I’ve done several big restoration projects in the past and this time
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HARRY FAYT tells Will Roberts that his love for creating beautiful underwater images is anchored deep in his past.
From his home in Liege, Belgium, Harry Fayt recalls how as a child, his passion for the submarine world landed him in hospital.
At a young age, Harry, now 33, suffered from ear problems and as a result had to wear special plugs which stopped him from submerging his head in water. But time and time again, temptation got the better of him. «I didn’t want to swim at the surface, I wanted to go down, under the water,» he says.
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ASK ANY TEACHER to name the most challenging aspect of their job, and chances are it’s neither the low pay nor the paperwork. The more candid among them might cite the kids themselves-not the good kids, but the disruptive ones, of which there is always a significant (and, some argue, increasing) percentage in any classroom.
Enter ClassDojo, a motivational feedback tool currently being used by teachers in nearly 20,000 classrooms across the U.S. Some of those instructors are writing letters of tearful gratitude to its British-born, Silicon Valley-based founders, Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, both 25. “I just wanted to
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With her experimental approach to design, nothing is quite as it seems in ceramic artist Sara Moorhouse’s colourful world…
In Cardiff, a building is shaking. Fragile ceramic bowls tremble and rattle. One inches dangerously close to the edge of a shelf but Sara Moorhouse slides it back to safety with a well-practised hand gesture. ‘The railway line runs right behind our building,’ she says, as carriages thunder past the window of her airy first-floor studio. ‘So every now and again, somebody loses a pot.’ This is Fireworks Clay Studios — home to 20 artists, who share kilns in a converted
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