CLAE Introduces the Minimalist Frazier Silhouette for Fall/Winter 2015

California-based sneaker brand CLAE has introduced a new silhouette for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 season. The Frazier is a minimalist high-top crafted from rich, full-grain leathers that boasts tonal suede and neoprene accents on a custom EVA footbed. The upper sits atop CLAE’s custom SP (Standard Premium) protruding tread sole. Free of any extraneous gimmicks, the no-frills shoe nurtures CLAE’s philosophy of imbuing casual footwear with a contemporary aesthetic. The Frazier is available now in ruby, white and black colorways.

Also, it’s not too late to check out CLAE’s Summer 2015 collection.

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Chris Froome Injury: Updates on Cycling Star After Vuelta a Espana Withdrawal

Team Sky star and Tour de France winner Chris Froome was forced to withdraw from the 2015 Vuelta a Espana with a broken foot, an injury he suffered in a crash during Stage 11.

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Froome Reveals Fractured Navicular, Abandons Vuelta

Thursday, September 3

One day after suffering a heavy crash early in the Vuelta stage to Els Cortals d’Encamp, Froome took to Twitter to inform his fans that scans at the hospital revealed a broken bone in his foot. The injury effectively ends his bid to become the first cyclist to do the Tour/Vuelta double since Bernard Hinault in 1978.

He said: “Scans this morning confirm fractured navicular. End of the Vuelta for me.”

The 30-year-old Brit, who won the Tour de France in dominant fashion earlier this season, had struggled early in the Vuelta and crashed just a few kilometers into Wednesday’s stage, a brutal 138-kilometer ride that included six categorised climbs.

Froome explained what happened via Twitter, saying: “Knocked sideways into a barrier & stone wall today. Further scans in the morning but start unlikely as I can’t walk without crutches.”

Here’s video footage of the aftermath of the crash:

To his credit, Froome got back on his bike and rejoined the peloton, but as soon as Astana started launching attacks on the steep climbs in the Pyrenees, he was dropped. He lost over eight minutes to new race leader Fabio Aru, all but ending his chances of winning the Vuelta.

Like so many before him, Froome found out why it’s been almost 40 years since we’ve seen a rider win the Tour and Vuelta in the same calendar year. The two Grand Tours rank among the toughest races in the world, and both take place during the summer, giving riders very little time to recover.

He struggled to keep up with the fresher riders during the first week of racing, an ominous sign with the high mountains looming, and even at full health, Froome’s chances of winning this year’s Vuelta were slim.

The Brit was unlikely to play a starring role in this year’s World Championships in Richmond, Virginia, which suits the puncheurs, so the injury won’t derail the rest of his season too much. He’ll have plenty of time to rest and heal during the winter, before starting his preparations for the 2016 season.

Markets rally as eurozone growth hits four-year high – business live

ECB chief Mario Draghi could cut inflation forecasts and hint at further stimulus measures when he faces the press later today

The Economist Intelligence Unit predicts that Mario Draghi will hint at further moves to ease monetary policy at this afternoon’s press conference.

They reckon the ECB’s bond-buying programme, due to end in September 2016, could be extended by almost another year. By then, though, European politicians must have implemented serious reforms.

(1/4) Draghi’s first presser today since investors’ China wobble. No policy moves expected, but the tone will be dovish.

(2/4) Our view. First, the ECB’s programme of QE will run until mid-2017.

(3/4) Second, after taper and a pause, first ECB interest rate hike in Q2 2018.

(4/4) Third, euro zone in trouble if by that time monetary policy isn’t firmly secondary to moves towards fundamental reform of the bloc.

Despite today’s rally, European markets are still sharply lower than one month ago – before fears over the global economy rattled investors.

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Spain’s Rajoy says general election likely on December 20

Spain's PM Rajoy speaks during the opening of a political event of the ruling Popular Party (PP) at a castle in the Galician village of Soutomaior, northern SpainSpain will probably hold national elections on December 20, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Thursday, leaving him less than four months to persuade Spaniards an economic recovery is good enough to warrant giving him a second term in office. "Once the budget is approved … I will call elections… They will be in December," Rajoy said in an interview with COPE radio. Rajoy replied: "Use the headline you said: The most likely thing is that Spain will hold elections on Dec. 20." His center-right People's Party's hold on power has been loosened not only by its mainstream rival, the Socialists, but also from two newcomers, business-friendly Ciudadanos and left-wing Podemos, which have proved attractive to voters still struggling in the aftermath of economic crisis and what many view as a corruption-tainted establishment.

Chelsea Champions League Squad 2015: Papy Djilobodji Not Named by Jose Mourinho

Chelsea’s new centre-back, Papy Djilobodji, has been omitted from the club’s squad for their upcoming Champions League group matches.

The former Nantes man joined the Blues on the transfer window’s final day, but as noted by Sky Sports, the defender has not made it into the squad for their European commitments because the champions have already topped out on “non-locally trained players.”

It means manager Jose Mourinho will have just six defenders to call upon from his 25-man squad, which includes new signings Baba Rahman, Radamel Falcao, Asmir Begovic and Pedro. Attackers Kenedy and Bertrand Traore have also been selected in the squad ahead of Djilobodji.

Here’s a look at the squad in full, per ChelseaTalk:

At first glance, the A list submitted by Chelsea is certainly a little imbalanced. The Blues boss has a plethora of quality attacking options to chose from, but the team’s defensive section, which is usually the squad’s most packed section, looks as though it’s a couple of injuries or suspensions away from disaster.

Djilobodji would have definitely added some vital depth to the position, should the aforementioned occur. As we can see here, courtesy of, the Senegal international was hugely impressive in Ligue 1 last season:

Perhaps Mourinho feels as though an attacking squad will be more beneficial given the calibre of opponent the team will be facing. While every match is difficult in its own right in the Champions League, the Blues would have been very pleased plucking Dynamo Kiev, Porto and Maccabi Tel Aviv out of the hat.

Those are teams whom Chelsea should be beating, and it’s tough to foresee the Blues taking a step back in any of those clashes. But the defensive side of the XI has been a big concern in the early weeks of the domestic season.

As we can see here, courtesy of Squawka Football, at the back the Blues have been uncharacteristically easy to get the better of:

While players like Kenedy and Traore have bright futures, should Chelsea suffer a couple of injuries in the attacking midfield positions, the aforementioned pair are both hugely unlikely to get near the starting XI. Whereas if Djilobodji was in the squad, should a couple of key players be absent at the back, he would find himself straight in the team.

It’ll be a big disappointment for the player, but something you suspect he was made aware of before agreeing to join the club. It’s a massive gamble on the part of Mourinho too, and despite his synonymity with pragmatic principles and defensive caution, this squad points to a Chelsea side that are likely to play a much more daring style of football in this season’s Champions League.

9/3 CBS2 Thursday Morning Weather Headlines

By Giorgio Panetta
CBS2 Chief Meteorologist/Weather Producer

Good morning!

Another 90-plus degree day is in store for us all. We will have mild platform this morning to launch from, so expect some mid-90s possible for some communities inland.

Now, the only caveat to our forecast would be the risk for a few storms. Most of the activity WILL remain north of the metro NYC area, but we cannot rule all of the activity out.

The risk rolls on through early Friday morning with a backdoor trough continuing the wet weather chances.

Tonight’s low: 76°. Friday’s cooler high temp: 82°!

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The weekend rules. Get outside! Labor Day is a hottie nearing 90°.

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