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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 12 July, 2020

A crisp Yamaha XT500 restomod, a BMW K100 from a Spanish motor racing shop, a classy Yamaha TT600RE tracker from France, and a custom FB Mondial built by a sculptor in Iran. How eclectic can you get? BMW K100RS by Bolt Motor Co. The Spanish workshop has a knack for crafting classy ‘flying bricks’ and this new custom K100 follows the trend. The trick is to get a rising straight frame line from front to back, which gives the water-cooled Beemer a powerful stance and sportier look. On this 19...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Iran, Motorcycles, Ducati, Paris, Bmw, Bolt, Tehran, Formula, Bordeaux, Yamaha, Dakar, Sean, Pierre

David Leitch’s Bullet Train Lands Brad Pitt to Star

David Leitch’s Bullet Train lands Brad Pitt to star Nearly two weeks after signing the Atomic Blonde director to helm the action-thriller for Sony Pictures, David Leitch’s Bullet Train has found its star in the form of two-time Oscar winner Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), according to Variety. RELATED: Bullet Train: Director David Leitch to Helm Action Thriller for Sony PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRe...
Tags: Bob Odenkirk, Hollywood, Movies, Ocean, Sony, Brad Pitt, Deadpool, Sony Pictures, Fight Club, Dakar, Pitt, Saul, Leitch, Antoine Fuqua, Tony Scott, Mrs Smith

Yamaha Tenere 700 Rally Edition with heritage Dakar livery revealed

The Yamaha Tenere 700 Rally Edition has been revealed. The new adventure...
Tags: Autos, Yamaha, Dakar, Rally Edition

These Are the Best BMW Adventure Motorcycles You Can Buy Right Now

Contents BMW History What Makes BMW’s Special? 2020 Adventure Lineup Our Recommended BMW’s Just hearing someone say BMW adventure motorcycles conjures up images of twisty mountain highways, steep dusty trails, vast deserts, and dense forest fire roads. BMW is the company that pioneered the adventure motorcycle segment, and it’s the first that comes to mind for most riders when adventure touring comes to mind. The Bavarian company has been expanding its adventure lineup as of late, and it no...
Tags: Adventure, Motorcycles, Starbucks, Bmw, North America, Harley Davidson, Harley, Dakar, BMW Motorrad, Hubert Auriol, Best of the Best, Adventure Riding, Honda Gold Wings

Bullet Train: Director David Leitch to Helm Action Thriller for Sony

Bullet Train: Director David Leitch to Helm Action Thriller for Sony Variety brings word that filmmaker David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw, Atomic Blonde) has boarded Sony Pictures’ action-thriller Bullet Train. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMap...
Tags: Bob Odenkirk, Movies, Sony, Sony Pictures, Bullet Train, Dakar, Saul, Leitch, Antoine Fuqua, McCormick, David Leitch, ComingSoon, Movie News, Todd Williamson Getty, Kelly McCormick, David Leitch Deadpool

Sun, sand, human sacrifice: Rite of Spring danced on a beach as the world shut down

They flew to Senegal to create an electrifying version of the Pina Bausch classic with her son. Then coronavirus struck. Would they have time to dance the horrifying masterpiece for a film crew at sunset?Dresses rippling in the wind, sand beneath their feet, a sky fading to a heathery dusk as dancers sway and thrash to the urgent, ominous chords of Stravinsky’s music. This is Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring as it’s never been seen before.Earlier this year, proving yet again that some remarkable mom...
Tags: Africa, Senegal, World news, Dance, Culture, Stage, Pina Bausch, Sadler's Wells, Dakar, Stravinsky, Igor Stravinsky, Bausch, Ecole des Sables

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 21 June, 2020

A Honda CB650R scrambler inspired by the Dakar rally, a quirky shovelhead from Keino Cycles, and a peek at the latest bikes from rising Austrian brand Brixton Motorcycles. Harley-Davidson Shovelhead by Keino Cycles New York-based Keino Sasaki has several classic Harley builds under his belt—but most of them are choppers. For this personal project, Keino wanted to do something different while still maintaining his signature style. And he wanted to build a bike that’d be a blast to ride, too...
Tags: Europe, Australia, Motorcycles, Honda, Lisbon, Husqvarna, Brixton, Harley, Yamaha, Dakar, Daytona, McCoy, Dakar Rally, Francesco, Keino, Honda Motorcycles

Prodrive-built Bahrain Raid Xtreme T1 revealed

Ever wondered what a Dakar racer built by Prodrive might look like? Wonder no longer...
Tags: Bahrain, Dakar

KTM Testing a New 1290 Super Adventure

The Next Super Adventure KTM appears to be out testing its new 1290 Super Adventure motorcycle. The bike was recently spotted. Images of it were shared by Motorcycle News. The bike was initially expected in 2019, but that obviously didn’t happen. Now it seems the company is on track to move forward with the project. In terms of changes from the current 1290 Super Adventure, it looks like the biggest will come in the form of styling. The 1290 Adventure will look more like the 790 Adventure. Moto...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bosch, Dakar, KTM, Motorcycle News, KTM 1290 Adventure, New spyshot

Coronavirus protests rock Senegal capital and holy city Touba

Protestors in Dakar set tyres on fire and threw stones at security forces on Wednesday night during protests over a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed almost three months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. The unrest in Senegal's capital followed similar action in the holy city of Touba a night earlier, where crowds of people torched an ambulance, threw rocks and looted office buildings. "Youths took to the streets after the curfew and tangled with police officers, throwing stones an...
Tags: News, Senegal, Dakar, Touba

Dobermann Performance Slip-On Exhaust Review

Dobermann Slip-On Exhaust Has A Beautiful Bark Why do we do it? Take off perfectly good, engine-specific built, tuned mufflers, and replace them with more expensive aftermarket ones?   ...
Tags: Review, Motorcycles, Denmark, Caterpillar, Dakar, Jonathan, TIG, Stainless Steel, KTM, Dakar Rally, Alberta Canada, Sven, Loctite, Motorcycle Accessory & Parts, Dobermann, Mosko Moto

Best museums in Africa

For black people across the diaspora, coming to Africa can be much more than a vacation. Many see it as a pilgrimage, one of returning to the home of their ancestors, so the normal trappings of the average holiday may not be enough for their journey. Visitors to the African continent are frequently there to experience the arts, letters, and history in a way that may not be required of other vacations. Museums of all stripes act as collectors and aggregators of heritage, and on the African con...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Americas, Atlantic, United States, Egypt, Nelson Mandela, Museums, Cape Town, Ethiopia, Mubarak, Beatles, Mauritius, Lucy, Rwanda, Marrakech

How to protect your skin outdoors

Whether hiking Brazil’s humid rainforest, photographing the dry and desolate Namib Desert, or navigating the Norwegian fjords, it’s crucial that outdoor adventurers protect their skin in all conditions. While the ultimate rule of outdoor skincare is to always apply SPF, sun protection alone doesn’t cut it. For those facing multiple microclimates, tips on how to best prepare your skin go beyond the basics. We spoke to Sonya Dakar, dubbed Beverly Hills’ “skin Jedi” and owner of the Sonya Dakar ...
Tags: Travel, Beverly Hills, Brazil, Tsa, Skincare, Omega, All, Skin, Dakar, Namib Desert, Buster, Sonya Dakar, Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic

Cal State Northridge’s Lamine Diane hopes NBA will be next step in his journey from Senegal

Before he moved more than 6,000 miles from home, before he learned English, before he became a two-time Big West Player of the Year at Cal State Northridge, Lamine Diane was a gangly 15-year-old at his family’s modest two-story house in Dakar, Senegal. His weekend nights were spent sprawled out on the living room couch as he watched live broadcasts of NBA games. As Diane saw Kevin Durant hit fadeaway jumpers and Tracy McGrady throw down acrobatic dunks, he became obsessed with reaching the world...
Tags: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Toronto, Senegal, Sport, Soccer, Yale, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Usc, Ucla, Ncaa Tournament, Samsung Galaxy, Northridge

Amblin, David Leitch and Kelly McCormick Team on Jutta Kleinschmidt Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

Amblin Partners has acquired film rights to the life story of Jutta Kleinschmidt – the first and only woman to win the brutal off-road endurance race The Dakar Rally – as well as rights to her self-penned book “My Victory at Dakar.” “Hobbs and Shaw” director David Leitch and his producing partner Kelly McCormick brought […]
Tags: News, Amblin Partners, Dakar, Shaw, David Leitch, Amblin, Kelly McCormick, Jutta Kleinschmidt, Kelly McCormick Team, Dakar Hobbs

Twisted Throttle and Denali Electronics Ambassadors for 2020

A little while ago I got an email from Twisted Throttle saying they were accepting applications for 2020 brand ambassadors. Needless to say, I applied almost immediately because who wouldn’t want to have access to the awesome collection of aftermarket accessories sold by Twisted Throttle?! In case you’ve never heard of TT, have a click on the link for a peek. I was thrilled to get the news not long after that I had been selected as one of the new ambassadors for 2020! It turns out Denal...
Tags: News, Wales, Motorcycles, Washington Dc, Tennessee, Morocco, David Beckham, Patagonia, South America, Bmw, New Mexico, El Salvador, Marissa, Vietnam, North Carolina, Quebec

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 5 April, 2020

A wild new Vyrus superbike from Italy, a Honda XR600 built for a Spanish Dakar racer, and a stylish collection of custom motorcycle coloring pages from the British artist Ian Galvin. Honda XR600 by Oscura Motorcycles Spanish off-road racer Joan Barreda Bort is a Dakar veteran who knows how to go quick off-piste: he races a state-of-the-art Honda CRF 450 Rally. But for his personal ride he’s picked something a little more stripped down. Joan approached Oscura Motorcycles with a few require...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, San Francisco, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Sydney, Honda, Sam, Joan, Ton, Dakar, Alcantara, Adam, Joan Barreda Bort

Eldred Jones obituary

My mentor and friend Eldred Jones, who has died aged 95, was principal and pro-vice-chancellor of Fourah Bay College in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the oldest university institution in sub-Saharan Africa. A literary scholar and critic, he was one of the pioneers of the study of modern African literature and introduced unique perspectives in Shakespearean studies.Eldred was an outstanding lecturer and his students learned how to think about literature by emulating his example. His 1965 book, Othello’...
Tags: Books, Africa, Commonwealth, University Of Leeds, Dakar, FREETOWN Sierra Leone, Saharan Africa, Eldred, World Festival of Black Arts, Eldred Jones, Fourah Bay College

Dakar Rally Plans New Safety Measures to Reduce Fatalities

Spurred by the Deaths of Paulo Goncalves and Edwin Straver ASO organizers and the FIM will be changing the format of the Dakar Rally to help ensure the safety of the riders. This has garnered ire from some riders, but it is well-intentioned. A meeting was held to identify several factors that often lead to rider accidents. They included fatigue, dehydration, speeding, hyperthermic, navigational error, distraction, obstacle visibility, and roadbook accuracy, according to ADV Pulse. The new safet...
Tags: Motorcycles, Dakar, Dakar Rally, Motorcycle News, Paulo Goncalves, Jorge Viegas, Edwin Straver ASO, Dakar Rally Plans New Safety Measures

Ricky Brabec Wins the 2020 Sonora Rally

He Also Won the Dakar Rally Ricky Brabec is killing it right now. Recently, he rode his Monster Energy Honda Team CRF450 to a win at the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally, according to CycleNews. He was able to edge out second-place rider, Skyler Howes, in a close battle. For those unfamiliar with the race, The Sonora Rally is a five-day race through the Mexican Sonora Desert that covers 1,358 kilometers (roughly 845 miles). The route goes more or less along the U.S. and Mexico border and features har...
Tags: Mexico, Motorcycles, Sonora, Dakar, Howes, Sonora Desert, Brabec, Ricky Brabec, Sonora rally, Monster Energy Honda, Yokohama Sonora Rally, Skyler Howes, Brabec Howes, Bill Conger

A KTM 450 flat tracker built for a Dakar Rally racer

If you’re a custom builder, one of the most difficult briefs is for a race bike. No matter the genre or discipline of the project, the purpose-built, stripped-down nature of race machinery leaves minimal room for aesthetic creativity. After all, these bikes are not built to look pretty. They’re built to run a distance in the quickest time possible. So form takes a backseat to function, and each component needs finely tuned design. When Pierre Dhers of Freeride Motos Racing was offered a c...
Tags: France, Motorcycles, Dakar, Pierre, CNC, KTM, Dakar Rally, Rémi, Samco, Racing Motorcycles, Pierre Dhers, Flat Track, Pierre Lachaume, Pierres, Dhers, Christophe Cannac

The Best Honda Motorcycles Ever Made

The name Honda has been synonymous with motorcycles since 1948 when Honda Soichiro formalized the Honda Technical Research Institute into the Honda Motor Company. The very first motorcycle Honda made in 1949 was technically a motorized bicycle, the Honda Type A, with the second model, the Type D, becoming the first true Honda motorcycle with a tiny 98cc, two-stroke, 3 HP engine in a pressed steel frame. Since those early days, Honda has gone on to achieve great success in motorcycle technology a...
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Senegal is reportedly turning coronavirus tests around 'within 4 hours' while Americans might wait a week

If you're going to catch coronavirus — as experts believe most of us are — you might as well catch it in Senegal. While delays and limited test kits have left sick Americans in the dark about their COVID-19 status, sometimes for a week or more, the West African nation is testing people and getting results back within as little as four hours, The Washington Post's Danielle Paquette reports.Part of that is thanks to the fact that many African countries preemptively prepared for the outbrea...
Tags: South Korea, UK, News, Washington Post, Iraq, San Francisco, Senegal, Cnn, Norway, Houston, Dakar, LDS Church, Pasteur Institute, DANIELLE PAQUETTE

Amazon Sets Documentary Series on Racing Champion Fernando Alonso

Amazon Prime has commissioned a new documentary series about Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso, it announced Thursday. Titled “Fernando,” the new documentary will feature intimate access to Alonso and his racing team throughout the past year in the lead up to his debut at the Dakar Rally in South America. The 5-part series will delve […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Global, Amazon Prime, South America, Fernando Alonso, Fernando, Dakar, Alonso, The Mediapro Studio

#Dubai's DP World sees demand rebound as Chinese factories restart - Reuters

Dubai's DP World sees demand rebound as Chinese factories restart - Reuters:Global port operator DP World (DPW.DI) has seen demand bounce back in recent weeks as Chinese factories have restarted, providing a glimmer of hope in a business world gripped by fears about the spread of the new coronavirus.The COVID-19 virus, which emerged in China late last year, shut cities and factories across the country for weeks, disrupting shipments and global supply chains.It has since spread around the world, ...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, China, Dubai, Reuters, Dakar, DP World, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, COVID, Yuvraj Narayan

What Happened When a Times Reporter Traded Brooklyn for Dakar

Frustrated by her stressful city life, Dionne Searcey moved her family to West Africa as the region’s bureau chief. “In Pursuit of Disobedient Women” is her chronicle of what she saw and learned.
Tags: News, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, Brooklyn, West Africa, Rebellion, Dakar, Dionne, Books and Literature, Women and Girls, Searcey, DIONNE SEARCEY, Kidnapping and Hostages, Chibok (Nigeria, Dakar (Senegal

The Basketball League Africa gears up for its inaugural season

Twelve teams. Seven cities. One champion. The first BAL season is about to tip off, and we’re here for it (as soon as coronavirus fears abate) The post The Basketball League Africa gears up for its inaugural season appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Senegal, Sport, Article, Basketball, Nba, National Basketball Association, Kobe Bryant, FIBA, Dakar, Adam Silver, David Stern, International Basketball Federation, Top Six, Basketball Africa League, Coronavirus

Precarious Dakar tenants face eviction as rents rise

After months of threats from his landlord, visits to the police and a court hearing, Djibril Diagne came home on New Year's Day to find the water had been cut off. Today, Diagne, his second wife and five children use outdoor taps to wash and cook. The tenants above and below him have both left, says the 64-year-old electrician, from a faux-leather armchair in his threadbare living room.
Tags: News, Dakar, Diagne, Djibril Diagne

Marc Thorpe designs live/work buildings built from earth bricks

New York-based architecture studio Marc Thorpe Design has unveiled renderings for the Dakar Houses, a series of live/work spaces for the artisans of furniture brand Moroso, located on the outskirts of the Senegalese capital of Dakar. Designed with compressed earth bricks, a common building material in western Senegal, the multipurpose units take inspiration from the local architectural vernacular. The economical earth bricks also have the advantage of thermal mass to provide comfortable indoor t...
Tags: New York, Design, Senegal, Architecture, West Africa, Sustainable Materials, Dakar, Moroso, Marc Thorpe, Dakar Houses, Marc Thorpe Design, M'Afrique

Best cities for black travelers 2020

The Year of Return has come to an end, and whether or not you were able to make the pilgrimage, it remained a cultural phenomenon, sweeping the diaspora worldwide. This celebrity-studded, year-long event was created by the Ghanaian government to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves arriving at Jamestown, packaged in an invitation to Ghana. Formally announced by President Nano Akufo-Addo in September 2018, its aim was to celebrate “the cumulative resilience of all the ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Washington, France, White House, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Senegal, Unesco, South Africa, Paris, Oscar, Nba, Michelle Obama