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Tesla, the American electric car maker has announced that is recalling 90,000 of its Model S vehicles due to a potential issue with the seatbelt system in the cars.
The Tesla recall is a voluntary one spurred on by one incident in Europe.
According to Business Insider, one Telsa owner sitting in the front passenger seat in Europe turned around in her seat to speak to people sitting in the rear of the car, and her seat belt came unbuckled. When Tesla tested the problem, it confirmed similar problems and issued the recall.
The issue is only impacting the Model S and a company spokesperson told Business Insider that the recall was being done out of an “abundance of caution.”
Tesla broke the news to customers in an email.
From the email sent to Tesla customers (obtained by The Next Web):
“We are sending you this email to inform you of a proactive action Tesla is taking to ensure your safety. Tesla recently found a Model S in Europe with a front seat belt that was not properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner. This vehicle was not involved in a crash and there were no injuries. However, in the event of a crash, a seatbelt in this condition would not provide full protection. First and foremost, we care about your safety.
This is the only customer vehicle we know of with this condition. Even though we have since inspected the seat belts in over 3,000 vehicles spanning the entire range of Model S production and found no issues, we have decided to conduct a voluntary recall as a proactive and precautionary measure to inspect all front Model S seat belts and make absolutely sure that they are properly connected. (We have no concerns regarding seat belts in the rear of Model S.)”
Tesla has asked all Model S customers to schedule an appointment at a Tesla service facility so they can do an inspection.
More to come. Stay with Rise News.
#BREAKING Tesla recalls 90,000 Model S vehicles for seatbelt fix
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) November 20, 2015
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By Ameera Steward
This year has been all about loving yourself and acceptance for all body types, but when it comes to women’s clothing things are a bit different.
Not all women are created equally is fashion. And the main woman who isn’t included is the busty woman.
Kristen Allen understood the struggle and decided to do something about it by opening her own online store.
It is called Exclusively Kristen: Clothes for “Busty” Women.
In an interview with RISE NEWS, Allen said ever since she was a teenager she’s had the issue of finding tops that fit properly because of her cup size.
She explained that the idea to start a business of this sort has always been in the back of her mind but there was always had school or work standing in the way.
Allen said that this is something she never thought she could do, but when she moved to New York she was inspired by everyone’s grind because everyone seemed to have a side hustle there.
She also said after doing research with many resources at her disposal she realized that she was still young so why not take the risk?
Exclusively Kristen has been a business for almost two years, launching in 2014.
Allen said that starting her company has been rewarding since she is solving a real problem that many women face.
“There are few companies in the United States catering to the busty woman,” Allen said. “And I’m the only one that has a variety of things to choose from.”
She said that with her business she wanted to start out with some basic pieces with a range of appeal without being too trendy.
“So this is just a product of me being the target audience, but my body type isn’t the same as everybody else’s,” Allen said. “I wanted everyone to pretty much try it out and then give me feedback. Now that I’ve gotten enough feedback from customers now I starting to do more adventurous pieces.”
she wants her customers to know that they do have options and they don’t have to settle for oversized sweaters just to fit their bust.
“I want them to know that we’re here to solve a problem and we’re here to help women look good and feel comforted in the clothes that they’re wearing, that the clothes will be tailored to them, to their bodies,” Allen said.
Allen’s products range from $25 to $100 and they’re all made in the United States.
Allen is involved in every aspect of the creative process. She said she draws a rough draft of the designs and then has someone make the technical sketches.
She is also the fit model and does all of the fittings and does quality control on each garment.
After her approval, the clothes go to the manufacturer.
Allen said she wants other women to be inspired to own a small business.
Allen explained that she is proud of what the company has accomplished so far.
Allen has future aspirations that involve more products on the website, a petite line and a plus sized line.
Her long term goal is to open stores in different states catering to women with D-plus cups.
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18 years old and ambitious, Kylie Jenner (yes, really) is making a name for herself in the cosmetic world.
After she confessed to the public that she got her lips filled, Jenner hasn’t let it stop her from creating a company out of it.
As much as people talked about her fake lips, they still wish they could look as good as hers; and that’s why her new business Kylie Cosmetics is skyrocketing in sales.
Every week she restocks a limited amount of lip kits on her website and they typically sell out within minutes.
All of her lip kits are reasonably priced (ranging from $15-$29) and the rush to get them while they’re still in stock creates a FOMO (fear of missing out).
It’s quite the sales tactic. Not only do people purchase these lip kits just because it’s Kylie Jenner, they purchase them because they’re actually really freaking good.
Apparently her lip kit lasts 11 hours throughout the day, that’s longer than your average lipstick/gloss.
There’s more; each individual lip kit has it’s own unique name for example, her new glosses are; Like, Literally, and So Cute…They are LIKE LITERALLY SO CUTE!
Kylie Jenner is really good at keeping her fans up to date on new releases, colors, and explaining on what she’s working on next.
I know exactly when Dolce K is in stock because I follow her on Snapchat and exactly how much time it took for it to sell out. If you’re really curious to know more, I haven’t bought her app, but there is a special app where she apparently leaks more information to her fans that people on Snapchat wouldn’t know. Again, this is an impressive business feat.
Being 18 years old with your own company can have it’s disadvantages, but in this case her advantage is she can relate to the people interested in her lip kits. The majority of people that are interested in buying her lip kits are her fans. When you’re a fan of someone you usually admire that person, and when fans want to buy Kylie’s lip kit it’s probably because they admire her look. Her lips are always perfectly plumped and colored to perfection so why wouldn’t you want her look?
She takes the time to connect with her fans., she does a really good job of getting them engaged and giving them the chance to understand the way she does her makeup, just in case you’re curious as to how her makeup is so flawless. I’m even guilty of watching “How to Do Your Makeup Like Kylie Jenner” tutorials on Youtube.
No matter how much you don’t want to become a fan girl it’s merely impossible when Kylie is absolutely killing it in every aspect.
Of course, not everything is perfect in Kylieworld. RadarOnline.com has reported that workers at the warehouse that make the lip kits have complained of poor working conditions. More reputable news organizations have yet to confirm those rumors however.
Anyway, Jenner just released her new Glosses video to promote her lip kit, that features girls that Kylie specifically chose through the realms of social media. Here it is:
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