Takuma Sato just became the first Asian to win the Indy 500

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Takuma Sato, the former Formula One racer who’s been driving in the IndyCar series for nearly a decade, won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, making him the first Asian driver to win the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

“Unbelievable feeling!” Sato exclaimed as he jumped out of his car in Victory lane to celebrate with his teammates.

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Sato was set back by a pit stop problem early in the race, but stayed patient, quietly moving his way into striking distance. He saved his best for the final battle with bulldog veteran Helio Castroneves in the final five laps — and Castroneves was hungry. Read more…

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Tools Needed For DIY Foundation Repair

foundation repair - injecting solutionsFoundation repair can consist of multiple processes and multiple tools. Depending on the severity of the damage done to the foundation, a simple fix could be required, or a more sophisticated approach may be needed. Having the proper to knowledge to repair cracked or damaged foundation is only part of the remedy, the other part is having the right tools. Below I will list 5 tools we recommend using when repairing your foundation. If you are not a DIY individual and do not intent on repairing the foundation yourself then consider hiring a foundation repair contractor.

• Low Pressure Crack Injector System

If there is a crack in the foundation, you will need to inject to properly fill the crack. It’s possible that while injecting you will notice that the injection solution is leaking out the other side of the wall. If this is the case you will need to seal that side up before proceeding with any more injections. Sealing the other side will also prevent water, insects, rodents, and any other exterior element from penetrating the wall barrier into the interior of the structure.

• Injecting The Proper Solution

Identifying what solution you want to inject into your foundation will be extremely important. Various solutions provide various results and depending on how you want the foundation treated this will be important to determine. Do you want a flex in the crack or are you looking for a more solid result that doesn’t allow that foundation to move? There are injection solutions on the market for everything. Some solutions will react with water, while some expand in water. Some will stop water, while some react and bond with it. Contact your local hardware store and ask an expert for assistance when purchasing your injection solution.

• Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiver is commonly used in foundation work, both for new structures and for the repair of existing structures. There is carbon fiber mesh material and carbon fiber sheets on the market for whole wall repair, and carbon fiber staples for crack repair. Carbon fiber is a great tool to have and works best in conjunction with other foundation stabilization products and systems.

• Wall Bowing Toolsfoundation repair - bowing walls in the basement

If you conduct business or live in a region with concrete block foundations, you will need to have a solution for bowing walls. There are several systems on the market that accomplish the same thing, however personal preference comes into play for most of it. Typically to repair bowing walls you will want to choose an interior steel beam system or an exterior wall anchor system you should have a solution to fix bowed walls.

• Underpinning

Underpinning is an important skill to have when repairing foundations. Make sure that if you are offering underpinning to your list of services that you have the proper training and certifications in place for you and your employees. Every manufacture offers proprietary installation instructions and training for their products.

These ‘Game of Thrones’ battle scenes could offer a huge clue about Season 7

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War is coming to Westeros in Game of Thrones Season 7 in a way we’ve never seen before. The new trailer and preview photos give us a hint of the damage that Daenerys’ dragons could do in open combat against the Lannisters, and now that our Khaleesi is in the thick of the action, the producers promise, “there’s a pace and urgency that’s very palpable. This is the end game.”

But the Lannisters aren’t the only ones causing trouble in Season 7 — as the trailer teases, there’s also Euron Greyjoy’s armada, which could prove pivotal in the war to come, for one big reason… 

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We’re gonna need a bigger— no, wait, this one seems fine.

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On the anniversary of Harambe’s death, the internet grieves with memes

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It’s been a year since Harambe was killed, but the internet will never forget.

Last year at this time, a curious toddler wandered into the gorilla’s cage at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading zoo officials to then shoot Harambe out of fear of what he might do. 

Bored people on the internet — remember, this is the pre-Trump era, when people used to be bored — then took up the gorilla’s cause. No one, it should be noted, wanted them to.

SEE ALSO: Please don’t name April the giraffe’s baby Harambe

Harambe memes flooded the internet, some of them targeting the Cincinnati Zoo. Things reached such an emotional pitch that the Cincinnati Zoo Director, Thane Maynard, had to come out to say that he was “not amused” by all the Harambe memes. Read more…

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Queen Elizabeth II reportedly a big fan of her life story in ‘The Crown’

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Netflix charts the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II in its biopic series The Crown… and the IRL queen is apparently a fan.

Now, this might simply be wishful thinking brought to life by a welcome rumor. But we’ll take it, with an appropriately portioned helping of salt grains, of course. 

SEE ALSO: ‘The Crown’ could well cure your ‘Downton Abbey’ nostalgia

A “senior royal source” told the U.K. tabloid Sunday Express that Her Majesty has seen all 10 episodes of the Netflix series. She watched it at the urging of her youngest son, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie.

“Edward and Sophie love The Crown,” the unnamed source said. Read more…

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Trump is back from Europe and ready to ruin Twitter again

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Even though he was busy destroying postwar alliances and praising autocrats, it was nice to have President Trump away from the United States for a week, especially away from Twitter. 

Well, that time has ended. President Trump is back from Europe and back on his phone, with some of his most disturbing (yet properly spelled!) allegations yet. 

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This time, Trump alleged that credible news sources who were discussing things like Russia and possible corruption, weren’t just making up their stories, they were imagining their own sources. Read more…

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ box office is a series-low in the U.S.

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The declining popularity around Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies continues — in the U.S., at least — with the release of Dead Men Tell No Tales.

The fifth entry in the series is looking at an opening weekend domestic estimate of $62.2 million at the box office. It’s good enough for a first-place finish, but it isn’t the runaway success Disney was likely hoping for.

SEE ALSO: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ swims in circles with ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Dead Men is pacing toward the series’ second-lowest opening in the U.S., after the 2003 originalThe Curse of the Black Pearl opened with $46.6 million domestically, but back then it was also an unproven blockbuster based — seemingly impossibly, at the time — on a theme park ride. Read more…

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25 pins perfect for expressing your obsession with food

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We. Love. Food.

There is no denying this fact. From food’s humble beginnings as something we all need to survive, it has developed into something that pretty much counts as a hobby now, whether it’s eating it, making it, or taking pictures of it.

SEE ALSO: Prepare your sweet tooth: A Nutella café is coming to the U.S.

Luckily for us, there are all sorts of ways we can display our love of food, from clothing to cute accessories. And here we’ve created a list of some of the best food pins you can purchase on the internet. Why? Because pins are making a huge comeback. And we just discussed how food is probably the best part of 2017, food and dogs. Read more…

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‘Arrow’ star proves he’s an actual superhuman with a jaw-dropping ‘Ninja Warrior’ run

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WOW.

Stephen Amell stars in The CW’s hit DC Comics superhero series, Arrow. But did you know he’s also an IRL superhuman who possesses powers above and beyond the normal person?

SEE ALSO: DC Comics heroes get a streaming service all to themselves

It is well known that Amell performs many of his own stunts on Arrow, but you never really know how much is physical prowess and how much is the illusion of fictional TV. That’s why the star’s #RedNoseDay appearance on American Ninja Warrior is so damn impressive.

In front of Ninja Warrior‘s cameras, Amell has nowhere to hide. Watch now as he demolishes the course in just a single attempt, and makes it look easy in the process: Read more…

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Macron finally speaks out about the Trump handshake: “it wasn’t innocent”

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Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron was faced with a nearly insurmountable challenge this week: how to shake President Trump’s hand without losing his own.

He succeeded, but just barely. In a new interview with Le Journal du Dimanche, Macron told the paper that the handshake was “a moment of truth.”

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“My handshake with him, it wasn’t innocent,” Macron said. “One must show that you won’t make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either.”

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