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Rihanna Shows Off Toned Abs In Sexy Cutout Jumpsuit After Diamond Ball — Pics

It’s Rihanna’s world, we are just living in it! She stepped out in another amazing outfit in New York City on Sept. 13 — see her sexy stomach in this daring dress below!

Rihanna, 30, killed it yet again in a gorgeous black jumpsuit as she departed the Diamond Ball, her annual charity event in New York City, on Sept. 13. She looked sexy and sophisticated in head-to-toe black. The jumpsuit had hot cutouts at her waist, showing off her stunning curves. She paired the look with black sunglasses and black shoes with a feather on the front. She carried her belongings in a crystal bag, and was shining bright like a diamond!

Earlier in the night, Rihanna walked the carpet at the event wearing Alexis Mabille Couture. It was an ivory lace bodysuit, with a large bow in the front, which turned into a dramatic skirt and train. Absolutely stunning! Again, few could pull off such a dramatic look, but Rihanna did it to perfection! RiRi arrived in New York just a few days ago and took Fashion Week by storm. On Sept. 12, her Savage X Fenty show was the very last show of New York Fashion Week, and the star-studded runway was one to remember. Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid walked in lacy lingerie alongside pregnant models and other gorgeous ladies of all sizes and shades.

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At her fashion show, she wore a sheer brown dress that was ruched all the way down her body. It showed off her Savage lingerie — hot! After the fashion show, she changed into a tiny black leather dress with her black lace bra visible, on purpose. She wore black and white sunglasses and carried a tiny white purse. Every outfit she wears is flawless!

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‘He’s out of touch!’ Macron ‘living in la-la-land’ says gardener mocked by president

THE UNEMPLOYED gardener who French President Emmanuel Macron said had only to “cross the road” to find a job described the controversial piece of advice on Tuesday as “a slap in the face”.

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Iran travel WARNING: UK warns against ‘all but ESSENTIAL travel’ for dual citizens

THE UK has advised British-Iranian dual nationals against all but essential travel to Iran, tightening up its existing travel advice and warning it has only limited powers to support them if detained.

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MSPs vote to halt tests for 5-year-olds

Image caption Primary school education has become a hot topic at Holyrood

MSPs have defeated the Scottish government in a vote calling on ministers to "halt" national assessments for five-year-old pupils.

The assessments were introduced across Scotland last year, but some teachers and parents have criticised them.

Ministers insist they are not high-stakes tests, but help schools assess where pupils need help at an early age.

Opposition parties say they are not in line with play-based early learning and could create league tables of schools.

Members voted by 63 to 61 to pass a Conservative motion calling for a "halt" to the tests, with all of the opposition parties uniting against the SNP.

The largely symbolic motion does not bind the government to any action, but Education Secretary John Swinney said he would "reflect" on the defeat.

Opposition parties called on the government to "respect the will of parliament" and scrap the tests.

  • Look back on the debate on Holyrood Live
  • What are P1 assessments really like?

Standardised assessments were introduced in 2017 in a bid to gather more data about the stages children have reached in their learning, with literacy and numeracy tests at P1, P4, P7 and S3 level.

However there has been opposition to tests for the youngest pupils, with the EIS teaching union claiming they have left some children distressed and parents group Upstart Scotland saying they are administered "at an age when the overwhelming majority of European children aren't even at school".

Mr Swinney contends that it would be "deeply irresponsible" to scrap the tests, saying that "many of the criticisms from opposition parties have ranged from ill-informed to hypocritical".

Image caption John Swinney defended the assessments

During the debate, SNP members repeatedly highlighted the fact that the Scottish Conservative manifesto for the 2016 Holyrood elections backed having tests in P1.

Mr Swinney said he was "appalled" at the "deceit" of the Conservative motion, accusing the biggest opposition party of "playing politics".

Ms Smith said her party had "made a mistake" in backing P1 assessments in 2016, and had flagged up "misgivings" in the years since.

She said: "As a party we continue to have these misgivings. We are listening to what is being said by those who are being asked by deliver the tests, and it is why I am proposing this motion, which asks the government to stop and think.

"Halt the P1 tests so that we can reconsider the facts before us, and the whole approach to evaluating pupil progress in P1."

Image caption Liz Smith put forward the motion for debate

Opposition MSPs were all critical of the assessments, albeit for different reasons, with the Greens and Lib Dems hitting out at the principle of standardised testing in general.

Labour's Iain Gray hit out at the practical implementation, saying young pupils had been upset "to the point of tears" by "daunting" tests and "questions they find incomprehensible".

He also claimed teachers don't find the data generated useful "in any way", saying: "The government has managed to introduce assessments which feel like high-stakes tests to teachers and pupils, but don't produce statistically valid comparative measurements."

Green MSP Ross Greer said his party was "unequivocally opposed" to standardised assessments, and said Mr Swinney was "developing a reputation for casting aside the views of elected members, as well as those of experts, teachers, parents and pupils".

And Lib Dem education spokesman Tavish Scott said the assessments "skew learning away from play", which he said should be at the heart of the early-years curriculum. He added that he was "at a loss to understand why the government is deaf to the practical observations of teachers and parents".

Image caption Examples of assessment questions were shown to MSPs and the media on Tuesday

What happens now? Analysis from BBC Scotland Political Editor Brian Taylor

In a point of order, Labour's Richard Leonard challenged ministers to obey the will of parliament. And Tavish Scott of the Lib Dems found a neat formula when he said that a child could work out that 63 is a bigger number than 61.

But Mr Swinney is not, currently, for budging. He has promised to review the situation and to reflect upon the vote. Meanwhile he urged councils to continue with standardised testing, including at P1 level.

My take? He'll come back with further suggested reforms – including, perhaps, revisions to the questions and methodology in an effort to address, again, concerns that the system is stressful.

But, as things stand tonight, I do not see him abandoning the P1 assessments entirely. Which will generate a further debate about educational provision. And also about Parliamentary democracy.

Read more from Brian here

Mr Swinney argued that the assessments were "absolutely vital" to get information about children's learning "as early as possible", contending that they were "designed to fit compatibly" with a play-based curriculum.

He said the tests had been going on for "years" at 29 out of Scotland's 32 local authorities, and were a "key tool to inform a teacher's professional judgement".

However his amendment reflecting this point was voted down by members by 63 votes to 61.

And MSPs subsequently passed Ms Smith's motion by the same margin.

The motion passed calls on parliament to note "the level of concern that has been raised by teachers and other education professionals regarding the introduction and delivery of new testing arrangements for P1 pupils", and calls on ministers to "halt the tests in P1 and to reconsider the evidence and the whole approach to evaluating the progress of P1 pupils".

Following the vote, Mr Swinney told BBC Scotland that the government "remains absolutely committed to standardised assessment".

He said he would "obviously reflect" on the vote, but advised schools to continue with the current system in the meantime.

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Cycling land speed: Denise Mueller-Korenek breaks world record

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Image caption Mueller-Korenek cycled at the take-off speed of a large jet

For most people, the idea of travelling along the ground at more than 180mph in anything other than a plane preparing for take-off is nausea-inducing.

Denise Mueller-Korenek, it is fair to say, is not most people.

The US woman reached an eye-watering average speed 183.932 mph (296.010 km/h) – on a bicycle.

The remarkable speed means the 45-year-old not only smashed her own world record, but the long-standing men's one as well.

Her reaction? Somewhat understated.

"It was a crazy wild ride to 183.9 mph, but so worth the sacrifice and years of focus on becoming the fastest human on a bicycle in the world," Mueller-Korenek said.

"We weren't supposed to go more than 175."

Mueller-Korenek's record-breaking feat saw her ride her custom-made bike across the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on 16 September.

She had set the women's record – 147 mph – in 2016, and apparently had her eye on the 167mph record set by Dutchman Fred Rompelberg back in 1995.

And, as she followed a racing car driver in a dragster across the flats, Mueller-Korenek made toppling the record look easy.

She released a video of the feat on her YouTube channel.

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In order to reach her record-breaking speed, the former US national track, road and mountain bike champion was pulled along by tow rope at 100 mph, before being released to pedal herself.

From that point she was riding in the slipstream of the dragster for 3.5 miles, achieving the record average of 183.9 mph over the last mile.

To put that in context, that's about the same speed a Boeing 747 is travelling just before it leaves the runway during take-off.

As a result of her feat, there are calls for Guinness World Records to stop listing separate men's and women's records for the event.

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Image caption Mueller-Korenek was pulled along to 100 mph using a dragster

Woman smashes cycling land speed record

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Image caption Shea Holbrook, a professional race car driver drove the dragster guiding Mueller-Korenek
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Image caption This dragster pulled Mueller-Korenek to her record
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Image caption Mueller-Korenek's custom-made bike
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Image caption At the finish line, Mueller-Korenek and Holbrook embraced

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