A key U.S. House of Representatives committee is moving to block the Obama administration’s controversial proposal to close a federal marine research laboratory in North Carolina.The Committee on Appropriations today released a draft spending bill for the 2015 fiscal year that begins 1 October. It includes funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and, in an accompanying report, the panel bars NOAA from moving ahead with plans to consolidate several laboratories and close a century-old lab on an island near the town of Beaufort.The panel also asks NOAA to send lawmakers a report within 1 year “on all National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) facilities and labs, to include current maintenance costs as well as a detailed analysis of how the research conducted by NCCOS laboratories would be affected by any proposed NCCOS lab consolidation.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The move comes after North Carolina lawmakers had protested the proposed closure and called on the spending panel to keep the lab open. The House panel is expected to approve the bill in a vote Thursday and send it to the full House. The Senate has not yet released its version of the spending bill, and no final decision on the legislation is expected until later this year, after the November elections.Still, the House move comes as a relief to the Beaufort lab’s supporters in Congress. “I’m very pleased we were able to work together to secure this funding because the lab has a significant economic impact, and it is critical to maintaining the competitiveness of our state’s research enterprise,” said Representative David Price (D-NC) in a statement.A NOAA spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SMB takes lead Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FC Meralco Manila tries to regain the top spot when it faces Ilocos United on Saturday even as Ceres Negros guns for a third straight win in the Philippines Football League.Just a point behind leader JPV Marikina, the Sparks are favorites against a winless Ilocos side in the 4 p.m. kickoff at Quirino Stadium in Vigan.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Busmen square off with Stallion Laguna for the second time in four days at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Ceres roared to a 5-1 win over the Laguna side last Wednesday when Spanish striker Fernando Rodriguez delivered a hat trick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View comments LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’?
Morado stars in reunion with Valdez in PVL Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Banko Spikers, though, missed the services of Dzi Gervacio, who is on study leave, and the duo of Kathy Bersola and Nicole Tiamzon, who are in vacation after graduating from University of the Philippines.And although his team won, Air Force head coach Jasper Jimenez they have to improve in a myriad of ways if ever they plan to contend in the conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We still have lots to improve especially on defense, both on the floor and in front of the net,” said Jimenez. “Communication and timing are also areas we have to improve on.”Air Force committed 43 errors, but the Lady Jet Spikers’ 47 attack points barely managed to contain the team’s shortcomings. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Philippine Air Force brushed off a horrendous second set and turned back Perlas Banko in four sets, 25-23, 9-25, 25-20, 25-20, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Jet Spikers enjoyed a three-pronged attack with Iari Yongco leading the way with 15 points while Jocemer Tapic and Mary Ann Pantino had 14 and 11 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Rysabelle Devanadera and Amanda Villanueva led Perlas with nine points apiece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games View comments
PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Rayderley Zapata of Spain and Dominic Cunningham of Great Britan finished in third place.The teen sensation, who just turned 19 on February 16, made the country proud again after bagging the bronze medal in last year’s Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha, Qatar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe gold medal finish also boosted Yulo’s bid to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ateneo rises from 2 sets down, stuns FEU MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES FILE – Carlos Edriel Yulo competing in floor exercise during day nine of the gymnastics championships. —AFPFilipino Carlos Yulo took home the gold medal in the men’s floor finals of the 2019 World Cup Gymnastics Saturday in Melbourne, Australia.Yulo registered 14.566 to top Hibiki Arayashiki of Japan, who came in second with a score of 14.500.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Former cricketers Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin will assist Australian A head coach Troy Cooley in their home series against South Africa and India later this year in Queensland, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Wednesday.Former Test quick Ryan Harris will also continue his coaching role throughout the series as the team’s bowling mentor, while Hussey’s brother, David, will come on board as batting coach for the one-day series.The 38-year-old Haddin, who ended his Test career during the 2015 Ashes series in England, will join Cooley for the four-day matches against the Proteas in Brisbane, before handing over to David for the one-day series in Townsville and Mackay.Michael, who retired from Tests in 2013, will then take over from his younger brother for the four-day games against India A in Brisbane. Harris will serve as assistant coach to High Performance coach Graeme Hick for the National Performance Squad during the series.CA Executive General Manager – High Performance Pat Howard said the integration of recently retired players into the system helped provide vital experience for both future coaches and players.”Brad, David and Mike have all continued to be very active even as their playing careers draw to a close, and their experience and insights will be prized when they have the chance to work with the young players who will get their opportunity during the A series,” he said.”The fact that each year we are able to encourage the likes of current or recently retired first class and international players to earn their coaching qualifications and put them into practice is very healthy for Australian cricket,” he added.advertisement
England fast bowler James Anderson is doubtful for the first Test against Pakistan due to a shoulder injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Saturday. (Latest Cricket stories)The world’s top-ranked bowler sustained a stress fracture in his right shoulder blade during the third Test against Sri Lanka this month.”(His) availability for the Pakistan Test series, commencing on July 14, will be determined following ongoing management and review by both the ECB and Lancashires medical teams,” the ECB said in statement.Anderson, 33, is his country’s highest Test wicket-taker and claimed 21 victims in the three-Test series against Sri Lanka which England won 2-0.
sportspersonNew Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) Selected children of Delhi Police personnel will be trained in collaboration with the sports ministry so that they can compete at the Olympics level.The children will be trained in five types of sports – athletics, shooting, badminton, football and wrestling, an official release said.A function was held today at New Police Lines, Kingsway Camp here on the completion of a month-long trial in the first phase of the initiative, during which 178 of 569 children who participated, were selected for training.Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik was present at the event.In collaboration with the sports ministry, the children who have been shortlisted will be imparted training to make them grow as sports achievers, the release said. PTI SLB NSD
New Delhi, Jan 2 (PTI) Women hockey teams chief coach Harendra Singh has set his sights on achieving positive results against higher ranked sides as India embark on an “important” 2018 season.After a short two-week break, 33 women players will report for the national camp starting in Bengalurus Sports Authority of India campus tomorrow.”It is an extremely important year for us. It was a satisfying 2017 where we ended the year with a career high world ranking of 10, but the team has self-belief of achieving bigger goals.”The girls know they are capable of doing well against higher ranked teams and getting good results against these teams will be one of our top priorities going into a new season. It is important to play these major tournaments in 2018 with the fittest team,” said Harendra.With important tournaments like Commonwealth Games and Asian Games lined up, 2018 is extremely crucial for Indian hockey.The 21-day camp that concludes on January 24 will lay the foundation for a crucial year for the women.The Indian girls will take part in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April, fifth womens Asians Champions Trophy in Korea in May where they will defend their title followed by an exposure tour to Spain in June ahead of the womens World Cup in London starting in July and the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta in August which is also an Olympic Qualifying event.In their previous camp, the teams focus was on improving their strength and fitness, agility and speed apart from skill-driven training.advertisement”It was a gruelling camp and apart from these aspects we also worked on a lot on mental conditioning. In this camp too we will continue with our fitness program along with tactical training,” the coach said.Core Group:Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, SwatiDefenders: Deep Grace Ekka, P Sushila Chanu, Sunita Lakra, Gurjit Kaur, Hnialum Lal Ruat Feli, Navdeep Kaur, Rashmita Minz, Neelu DadiyaMidfielders: Namita Toppo, Nikki Pradhan, Deepika, Karishma Yadav, Renuka Yadav, Navjot Kaur, Monika, Lilima Minz, Neha Goyal, Udita, M Lily Chanu, Nilanjali RaiForwards: Rani, Vandana Katariya, Preeti Dubey, Reena Khokhar, Anupa Barla, Sonika, Lalremsiami, Poonam Rani, Navneet Kaur, Navpreet Kaur. PTI SSC SSC
BOX SCOREYou know what they say: “they all count as one win, even the ones that take five and a half hours and involve a 4th-string RB running for 4 TDs, a QB throwing for 540 yards but somehow playing one of his worst games in recent memory and a team’s most notorious defensive back sealing the deal with a pick to end things.” Or I’m sure at least someone has said that before.OSU beat Pitt 45-38 in Stillwater on Saturday in a bizarre game that concluded with Mike Gundy locking arms with the pom squad and crooning the words to the alma mater and then summing up OSU’s second (*third) win perfectly.Gundy: “As usual you get your money’s worth in Stillwater. Great college football game.” #okstate— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) September 18, 2016We have much to discuss. Onto the 10 thoughts …1. The 4th quarter was hugeI’m talking yuuuuuuge. I wrote this sentence during the rain delay because I felt like no matter how the 4th quarter went, it would be big for this program. Hang on against a solid Pitt squad, and maybe you can write off that CMU loss to the stripes. Lose two in a row (and five straight to FBS teams), and now not only is your team reeling but your program is teetering a little bit too.Oftentimes we overrate the importance of single games, but tonight it almost felt like we were underrating it. There are only 12 of these things a year, and going 0-5 in your last five since last November (I’m not counting poor Southeastern Louisiana) would not be pretty. For the team. For the fans. On the recruiting front. That Rudolph bomb to Jhajuan to seal it *could* reverberate throughout the rest of the season.2. Good YurcichToday was proof that OSU college football fans will complain about anything. OSU rolled up 640 yards and six TDs against a team that was No. 28 in the country in yards per play allowed on defense coming in, and the only thing I saw in my timeline was “Yurcich still stinks.” First we don’t score enough (No. 23 in points per drive in 2015, by the way) then we don’t score in the right way? Come on, people!Are there things to work on? Absolutely. Is this a finished product? I hope not! Does Yurcich (and Rudolph and the OL and literally everyone in the program who contributes to the offense) have work to do? Sure. But it doesn’t matter how you score ’em. It doesn’t matter if they’re busted plays or the same four plays over and over again (OSU ran like three variations of the same five plays back in 2010 but because our OC housed Red Bulls and went to casinos, it was somehow cool).Here’s the first TD for #okstate. Second-longest in school history. pic.twitter.com/LGi4KMHmXo— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) September 17, 2016Now the (valid) issue that exists (along with the one in No. 3) is that it sometimes seems like it’s all or nothing with Yurcich. I told OKC Dave this earlier today, but it seems like our output offensively is the red line below from game to game whereas the blue line would be much more satisfying even if it wasn’t as good in some games.I don’t have the data to back this up (yet), but this is the feeling I get from watching single games. There doesn’t seem to be as much game-to-game sustainability as there was with Monken and Dana. But let’s not bemoan when it’s really cranking (like it was on Saturday).Yurcich now has more games (6) than his predecessors had (5 for Monken and 2 for Dana) in which his teams averaged 8.0 yards per play or better. He’s also had more chances but still. He’s not the failure you all make him out to be.3. Bad YurcichOK, let’s talk about the issues. Here’s my thing sometimes with the Oklahoma State offense. It feels like it is playing to complete Madden challenges instead of to get Ws. That is, it seems like we are trying to unlock coins on Madden by getting check marks on the following:Play an entire game while only targeting one receiverGo an entire half without giving the ball to your best running backMake James Washington run seven miles in real yardage during a single gameStuff like that.Now the flip side of that is that you go with what works (i.e. Dez, Weeden2Blackmon), and I get that. It just never feels like OSU strives to keep a defense thinking and off balanced. Maybe Thomas Fleming will prove me wrong next week in his breakdown. Gundy even sort of admitted this in the postgame though.Gundy: “The delay saved us. We got a lot of coaching done.”— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) September 18, 20164. What was up with Rudolph?I am in an vortex of Rudolph confusion right now. There is a part of me (a big part of me) that 1. Wants him to be elite because I want OSU to be good and 2. Wants him to be elite because I want to be right about him being elite.One problem: He has not been elite this year. Despite racking up 540 yards on Saturday against Pitt, he missed a couple of handfuls worth of throws. High, wide, low … the whole deal. His 540 yards felt like they should have been about 840.Now again, this is all relative because I’m complaining about a QB who shattered the school record for yards in a game and is now 14-4 as a starter in Stillwater, but there are 1st round expectations here. He should be glad that we are frustrated with his performance because the way he plays makes it clear that his ceiling is maybe higher than any other QB to ever wear orange and black. He is pretty clearly a great QB, but he has not played like a great QB so far in 2016.I mean, there were moments on Saturday when he was tossing dimes. The stuff that makes you re-raise the ceiling. Stuff like this. Then there were other times when I wondered if him and Kolar switched unis.There are some pretty substantiated rumors of No. 2 battling a mild injury that would explain the high balls, but that’s not an excuse for him buckling down and getting the job done on 8-10 throws on Saturday. He “got away with it” because his deep ball was pretty good (for most of the night) and because Pitt’s CBs would struggle to cover me and Carson, but he has to be better on the intermediate throws in Big 12 play.OSU can be great without being great at rushing the ball, but not with the way No. 2 is playing right now.(Also the fumbling thing is weird)5. Was the running game actually good?There are a number of different ways to look at OSU’s yards per carry numbers from Saturday. Let’s take a gander at a few of them.Yards per carry: 3.1Yards per carry without QBs: 5.6Yards per carry without Childs’ long TD: 1.1Yards per carry without QBs and Childs’ TDs: 2.6I realize it’s a little unfair to take the Childs 67-yard run out of there, but it’s also a little unfair to take the QB sacks and scrambles out as well. Pitt is good at stopping the run as well. This ain’t UTSA up in here.But the bottom line after non-conference play is this: OSU is not going to be amazing at running the ball this season. It can be good. It can certainly be good enough to win nine games. I realize it faced better competition this season, but the final non-conference YPC numbers for OSU going into B12 play are a little bit startling.2015: 4.92016: 3.1Not great!On the flip side, good for Rennie Childs. Four TDs when he had six in his career coming in. Gundy clearly loves him, and it’s good to see dudes like him get some nice run on the national stage.Gundy: “Rennie (Childs) played the best game he’s ever played.”— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) September 18, 2016Also, this is an insane stat. Scene outside BPS right now. #lightningdelay #okstate pic.twitter.com/uFGznJ5H2W— News Press (@StwNewsPress) September 17, 2016I think my days of “hey, let’s call out the entire Greek community and nearly start a coup of my domain name” are over, but today’s crowd seemed pretty lackluster before the delay.We should be better than a “well, we’re not playing a big-name team in conference and we lost last week so I’m going to get an early start on the Natty Lights today” student section. Maybe OKC Dave’s survey was right. Maybe we are spoiled. And not in the good way I thought.The good news? The post-delay crowd was terrific (and about 5x smaller!)10. Now what …There’s a lot to dislike. I get that. The defense might stink (I dunno). Rudolph might not be as good as we (I) thought. The run game doesn’t look like it’s improving. OSU was holding the dagger in the first half, and just decided to throw it down the toilet. The offensive line might also stink (probably does). But guess what? The Big 12 is a complete circus. OU might be 1-2 going in. Baylor and TCU look messy. Iowa State and Kansas are awful. KSU and Tech are imminently beatable.Maybe this team is just like last year’s. Maybe it just wins games (it should be 3-0 right now, you know, and 15-3 in its last 18). Maybe we just aren’t going to ever house teams. It sure makes for a frustrating (but incredibly exciting!) viewing experience if you’re an OSU fan. I don’t know what this OSU team is yet, but I do know it’s not fully formed. That won’t happen for a few more games. Once the Big 12 is fully underway then we can start figuring that out.I do know that the Big 12 gauntlet starts next week in Waco and OSU needs an A+ Mason Rudolph to show up for that. It needs a better showing from its defense and every turnover it can find. The pre-conference warmups are over. Onto the gauntlet.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! First 100-yard rusher against a Power 5 opponent since Cactus Bowl against Washington (1/2/15) https://t.co/gm2OiaMd9A— Dave Hudson (@okc_dave) September 18, 2016And this was an insane run.Rennie for six. #MakeOSURunAgain pic.twitter.com/I3xw2T7rIO— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) September 17, 20166. James Washington is not guard-ableThe President has run for and won re-election. Washington somehow fell short of the all-time OSU record for yards in a game (300 by Adarius Bowman), but still finished with nine catches for 296 yards.His last catch came with eight minutes left in the third quarter! I don’t know that you’ll be able to do it in the Big 12, but the fact that it’s at least on film in 2016 will give opposing defenses something massive to have to gameplan for in the upcoming weeks.Here are your top three receiving peformances in OSU history:Adarius Bowman: 300 yards vs. Kansas (2006)James Washington: 296 yards vs. Pitt (2016)Dez Bryant: 236 yards vs. Houston (2008)Chris Lacy, Jhajuan Seales, Blake Jarwin, Justice Hill and Rennie Childs all owe Washington a couple of steak dinners for his efforts this week. It will mean more open field for all of them to roam.7. OSU has been all about turnovers in recent yearsReady for some real talk? If that 2015 OSU team doesn’t No. 4 nationally in turnover margin, are we sitting here discussing a 10-3 year and Sugar Bowl performance?Now the reality is that they did and that this has become a sustainable culture under Mike Gundy and Glenn Spencer, but the point is that if it suddenly does not happen then your defense is in a situation where it gives up a ton of points (an OSU staple) AND doesn’t create more possessions for its offense.Not sure if you’ve been watching in the last five games vs. FBS teams OSU is +1 in the TO department and 1-4 in those games. It was -1 on Saturday against Pitt and barely sneaked out with a win.8. What if we had a bad D-Line?How many times was the middle of the field wide open as Pitt tried to run it up the gut but was unsuccessful because Vincent Taylor or Motekiai Maile was there to stuff the effort? It seemed like a lot in the second half especially when they started running those insane end-around plays that the ESPN cameraman is going to be seeing in his dreams when he’s 55 years old.Pitt might have methodically stomped to a lead (OSU never trailed by the way) if not for OSU’s hockey line changes up front. I could not be more impressed with the way they have been playing.9. The Crowd Was Not Helpful but the delay was!On a day when Mike Gundy got his wish and striped out the stadium (“I think college football is about striping the stadium and having orange pom-poms … I just think that’s the gameday experience”), the result was a whole of folks bailing early on. I realize the delay stunk, but come on people.38-38 game in the 4th quarter against a Power 5 opponent. This is what the #okstate student section looks like pic.twitter.com/sAgAiyQU0o— Dekota Gregory (@dekotagregory) September 17, 2016
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Story Highlights The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is seeking to increase the number of persons receiving training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He said the Foundation is currently on track to surpass that number for 2018, having trained more than 1,200 persons since the beginning of the year. Speaking at a recently held JIS ‘Think Tank’, Training Coordinator at the Heart Foundation, Alonzo Mothersill, noted that 3,280 persons participated in CPR training in 2017, an increase of 307 over the previous year. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is seeking to increase the number of persons receiving training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).Speaking at a recently held JIS ‘Think Tank’, Training Coordinator at the Heart Foundation, Alonzo Mothersill, noted that 3,280 persons participated in CPR training in 2017, an increase of 307 over the previous year.He said the Foundation is currently on track to surpass that number for 2018, having trained more than 1,200 persons since the beginning of the year.“We are encouraged by the increase in numbers and we are hoping to see much greater participation in the months and years to come, as there are instances where emergencies occur and friends and loved ones are regretful of the fact they are not more knowledgeable of CPR to render the necessary assistance to individuals in distress,” said Mr. Mothersill.He further encouraged interested individuals to take advantage of the discounted rates, which will be made available at the Heart Foundation’s Head Office on Beechwood Avenue on CPR Day, June 23, 2018.The usual fee of $5,400 will be reduced to a concessionary rate of $1,500 as part of the special observance and is expected to aid in encouraging a high level of participation.“Persons who were trained over two years ago are also being encouraged to come in and be retrained, as acquired skills require practice in order to be maintained,” emphasised Mr. Mothersill.
Mumbai: With most of Sunday’s exit polls predicting victory for the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, investor wealth on Monday soared by Rs 5,33,463.04 crore in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). At the end of Monday’s trading session, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies stood at Rs 1,51,86,312.05 crore against Rs 1,46,58,709.68 crore on Friday.This is the third consecutive session of gain for domestic stocks and in these three trading sessions, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies has jumped by Rs 7.48 lakh crore. The BSE Sensex zoomed past the 39,300 mark, up by over 1,422 points, while the National Stock Exchange’s (NSE) Nifty reclaimed the 11,800 level on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of the exit polls that predicted a clear majority for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkBarring Bajaj Auto and Infosys, all the Sensex scrips settled with gains. Analysts believe Modi’s BJP retaining power would ensure a continuation of the pro-business reform measures initiated during the NDA’s first term. “What would help the markets sustain momentum is factors that are fundamentally important, like decisive policy initiatives from the new government, faster land and labour reforms, and also the unfinished task of quick consolidation and re-organisation of the banking system,” said Emkay Wealth Management Head of Research Joseph Thomas. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: ReportsThe rupee appreciated by 49 paise, the biggest single-day gain in two months, to close at 69.74 against the dollar on Monday, following sharp gains in equities and forex inflows. At the interbank foreign exchange, the domestic unit opened at 70.36 and advanced to a high of 69.44 during the day. The 10-year bond yield was at 7.29 per cent as compared with Friday’s close of 7.36 per cent. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Gem Diamonds, in partnership with the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho, has just announced the recovery on Monday September 8of a historic diamond from the Leteng mine in Lesotho. Subsequent to its recovery, the diamond was transferred to Antwerp where it underwent acidisation and provisional analysis. Weighing 478 ct, it was determined to be a type II D colour diamond, the highest colour grading available for a white diamond. Furthermore the diamond is of outstanding clarity with no inclusions visible in its rough form. It has the potential to yield one of the largest flawless D colour round polished diamonds in history. The diamond, which is yet to be named, ranks as the 20th largest rough diamond ever to be recovered. It is the third significant recovery from the Leteng mine in as many years, following the 603 ct Lesotho Promise and the 493 ct Leteng Legacy recovered in 2006 and 2007 respectively. Including the 601 carat Lesotho Brown, recovered in 1960, the Leteng mine has now produced four of the world’s 20 largest rough diamonds and the three largest diamonds recovered this century.Commenting on the recovery, Minister Monyane Moleleki, the Minister of Natural Resources for Lesotho said: “Once again Leteng has proved its ability to produce extraordinary diamonds and continues to place Lesotho at the forefront of diamond producing countries. We will continue to proudly develop this asset and the rare diamonds that it produces to their maximum value for the benefit of the people of Lesotho.”Clifford Elphick, Chief Executive Officer of Gem Diamonds, added: “Preliminary examination of this remarkable diamond indicates that it will yield a record breaking polished stone of the very best colour and clarity. Leteng continues to reward with the production of these significant diamonds and to confirm its position as one of the great mines in the diamond industry. With a further 45 years of life remaining, we expect Leteng to make history for many years to come.”
AkzoNobel will present a paper at the International Mineral Processing Conference (IMPC 2016) proving formulations for reverse flotation of phosphate from sedimentary ores by removing carbonates and silicates. In addition, it will showcase its extensive range of optimized flotation collectors and technologies. IMPC 2016, will take place Sept. 11 to Sept. 15 at the Quebec City Convention Center, Quebec, Canada.“To fulfil customers’ challenging requirements, we are focusing on developing sustainable solutions for the mining industry,” said Natalija Smolko, Global R&D Focal Point for Mining at AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry. “By ’sustainable solutions’ we mean the environmental profile of the surfactants and the improved efficiency and selectivity of the collectors.” Ms. Smolko will present her paper, New Formulations for Reverse Flotation of Phosphate from Sedimentary Ores.AkzoNobel’s portfolio of innovative chemical solutions for mining is a result of more than 50 years of research and development in molecular and surface chemistry, combined with close collaboration with customers and in-depth field experience. The company’s flotation collectors provide optimized solutions for phosphate, calcite, iron, potash, niobium, silicates, graphite, and other minerals.AkzoNobel builds on its chemistry and process know-how to customize solutions for each individual ore. “We select the best collector based on three principals,” said Anders Hägg, Global Marketing & Sales Director. “First, we consider every ore to be unique; second, every ore is treated in a unique process; and third, customized collectors optimize process performance.”Other new AkzoNobel flotation collectors are a new reagent for iron ore flotation, Lilaflot® 821M, that provides similar performance and is at least 20% more efficient than the benchmark collector, and Atrac 2600 a new, more efficient, anionic collector for direct flotation of phosphate ores.For complex phosphate ores, for example, where carbonate minerals are present, it has been difficult to produce high-quality phosphate concentrates. “Traditional fatty acid collectors not only float the calcium mineral apatite but also the other calcium minerals, calcite and dolomite,” explained Kerim Sasioglu, Global Marketing Manager. “Our collectors float selectively the apatite.”Sasioglu also emphasized additional solutions AkzoNobel provides the mining industry:Expancel® microspheres are used extensively as sensitizers in industrial explosives. They create consistent uniform voids within the explosives that balance density control with such blasting properties as sensitivity to detonation, strength and explosive stabilityDepramin® and Peridur® grades, based on carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC), meet the demands of froth flotation and agglomeration of finesSodium Hydrosulphide (NaSH) is widely used as an efficient copper depressant and ores sulphidizing agent.
IT’S EITHER A coincidence or bad timing on someone’s part, but both Samsung and LG announced they will be releasing 105-inch HD TVs on the same day.Not only are both HD TVs the same size, both companies claim that it’s the largest curved TV ever made. Both have an 11 million pixel screen resolution, and a 21:9 ratio screen for enjoying TV, movies and gaming.Here’s how the two TVs will look.(Image: LG Newsroom)(Image: Samsung)LG’s TV allows for information to be displayed on the side without covering up what you’re watching. Samsung’s model includes what it calls the “Quadmatic Picture Engine,” which displays all content in ultra-high definition regardless of its source.Neither Samsung or LG has revealed how much their TVs will cost, but considering that LG’s 84-inch HD TV costs €20,000, chances are you’ll need some very deep pockets before you can afford either one.Both will be revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas at the beginning of January.Read: The Amazon reviews for this €30,000 TV are absolutely brilliant >Read: LG admits to collecting data from smart TVs >
I could probably look at pictures of people wearing Wrap-a-Naps over their eyes all day. They alternate between looking like really misguided attempts at creating a homemade Ninja Turtle costume and people who appear to have been recently subdued by some brain-sucking parasite. I’m leaning toward the latter for the above image.The Wrap-a-Nap, affectionately referred to as the WAN is “a long pillow that hugs your head with gentle pressure, giving you the sweet relief of complete darkness, muffled noise and 360 degrees of pillow protection,” according to its makers. It’s made of fleece and stuffed with a “squishy” filling.It’s basically a mobile pillow that can also mask your eyes. And it’s completely ridiculous, a fact that its creators have whole-heartedly embraced, judging by the shot of the dude wearing one while on the toilet (after the jump), proudly displayed on the product’s site.It comes in a number of colors, including Poseidon, Forrest, Bear, Enzo, and (best of all) The Executive. It’ll run you $15, and best of all, you won’t have any idea if people are laughing at you while you’re wearing it.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Senator Nick Xenophon said this week that ACT Labor’s reliance on poker machine revenue is an intravenous “drip”, one day before a Senate inquiry into the clubs industry began in the national capital.Speaking to Fairfax Media, Senator Xenophon, who gave evidence at the inquiry, said the ALP’s reliance on the ACT Labor Club group was a “fundamental conflict of interest”.“The ALP in the ACT and more broadly is on the drip from the ACT Labor Club,” Senator Xenophon said.According to recent figures released by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission, of the $36.6 million generated by the Labor Party-owned group, 68 per cent is relates to gambling revenue.Former ACT Labor Chief Minister Jon Stanhope made the call earlier this year to cut the party’s connections with the gambling industry, but his motion was knocked back with little party support.Meanwhile, ACT Labor insists its association with the Labor Club does not influence its thinking when drafting legislation regarding poker machines. Senator Xenophon disagrees, claiming that when poker machine operators try to buy themselves time by requesting further research be done to help gamblers, that politicians cave in.“Politicians are completely out of step with that because they are compromised,” he said.“Politicians either unwittingly or deliberately, give them that time because they rely so heavily on pokies taxes as a source of revenue.”During his appearance at the enquiry, the senator said that 40 per cent of poker machine losses were directly linked to problem gamblers – with less than 15 per cent of them helped. Critical of the unlimited withdrawals available from eftpos machines in clubs, his suggestions for moving forward included the arrangement of an algorithm to calculate losses, a system that could identify and then assist gamblers in need. In a 2009 study of 5,500 Canberrans, the ANU Centre for Gambling Research calculated that 10 per cent of those least-educated had contributed to close to one-quarter of pokies revenue. Updated data is due to be released soon.“Something like 90 per cent of poker machine players never put in more than one dollar at a time into a machine.“A similar percentage of the population would support this sort of reform, yet it was vehemently opposed by the industry, clubs, the hotels, and casino operators like James Packer, because they know this would mess up their business model which relies so heavily on addiction,” said Mr Xenophon.If clubs were willing to go ahead with the suggestions, he proposed introducing tax incentives. During the inquiry, Labor backbencher Mary Porter expressed concern about other forms of gambling and that people could simply take up another form of gambling, which Mr Xenophon predicted would not be a likely result.“Still the biggest source of problem gambling in this country is poker machines, and that’s unlikely to be overtaken any time soon.”Source: Canberra Times, The Age
Though the EXCEL award ceremony takes place on June 1 in Washington, D.C., Association Media & Publishing has already announced the 2011 winners. The 31st Annual EXCEL winners were picked from a pool of 1,100 entries submitted from non-profit organizations and associations. 196 winners representing 99 groups will be honored at the ceremony, which will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Multiple award winners include Rotary International, which earned Gold in “Web Publishing – General Excellence” for its website, www.rotary.org; Bronze in the “Magazines: Design Excellence – more than 100,000” for The Rotarian; and nods in five other categories, including column and multi-media. Other winners who received multiple awards include the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) and the United States Marine Corps.See full list of winners here. IEEE, an association dedicated to technological innovation, will take home five awards, including Gold for IEEE Spectrum, July 2010 in the “Magazines: Single-Topic Issue – more than 100,000” category and Bronze for the June 2010 issue of IEEE Spectrum in the “Magazines: Cover Photography” category.
CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Boost Mobile Rylo Sarah Tew/CNET See It Andy Serkis will direct Venom 2. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images Andy Serkis has closed a deal to direct Venom 2, a representative for him confirmed Monday. The film is a sequel to last year’s hit supervillain caper, which grossed $856 million at the box office globally. Tom Hardy will return to play Eddie Brock, a hapless journalist whose body bonds with an alien, providing him with superhuman power and strength. Serkis revealed that Hardy is already at work helping to write the story. “Tom was very involved with the writing — with [screenwriter] Kelly Marcel — of the new story,” he said at the TCA press tour, our sister site GameSpot reports. “So it’s very much centered around their take.” Share your voice Post a comment Read the AirPods review $155 at Google Express This is the third time Serkis will take on the role of director, having previously worked on 2017’s Breathe and 2018’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Serkis played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as The Hobbit trilogy. He also portrayed Snoke in the recent Star Wars films and played Klaw in Marvel’s Black Panther. 2:21 Tags The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. See at Turo JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Tags DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Comments $59 at eBay An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) The Serkis deal closed over the weekend, and filming begins in the fall. $6 at Tidal 30 Photos Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sprint Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See at Amazon See It HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $999 Read DJI Osmo Action preview Chris Monroe/CNET TV and Movies,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Originally published Aug. 5. Update, Aug. 6 at 1:17 p.m. PT: Adds that Hardy will help write in addition to starring. Apple iPhone XS It’s happening. The Symbiote has found a host in me and I’m ready for the ride…Can’t wait! #venom #venom2 #marvel pic.twitter.com/unCzmJOjop— Andy Serkis (@andyserkis) August 5, 2019 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $60 at Best Buy $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Now playing: Watch this: Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon $299 at Amazon $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Turo ‘The Last Jedi’ villain Supreme Leader Snoke is a complicated… $999 Sarah Tew/CNET See the best Marvel Avengers cosplay from San Diego Comic-Con 2019 0 See it Sarah Tew/CNET $520 at HP Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Read Google Home Hub review $210 at Best Buy Angela Lang/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Read the Rylo camera preview Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $999 I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 7 Share your voice See It The Cheapskate TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go.
Model Josephine Skriver presents a creation during the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China, November 20, 2017.REUTERS/Aly SongJosephine Skriver sure knows how to turn up the heat. Reportedly the Victoria’s Secret beauty is in Costa Rica as she celebrates her birthday.Apparently, ‘@villamanzucr you are pure paradise #birthdayweek’ Josephine, captioned two Instagram photos showing her standing in the shallow part of an infinity pool above the treetops while wearing a citrus orange swimsuit which was very high-cut on the legs to show off her booty.Reportedly Josephine jetted into Costa Rica ahead of her 26th birthday on April 14th and has been sharing envy-inducing vacation snaps on Instagram. Josephine Skriver sure knows how to work her figure for the camera.Recently she shared a romantic photo of her kissing fiance Alexander DeLeon.’counting down the days till i can call you my husband.’ she captioned the sunset photo. Model Josephine Skriver presents a creation.ReutersReportedly the Victoria’s Secret model has been dating The Cab singer-songwriter since 2013 and the couple got engaged last year. It is known that at the age of 15, Skriver was discovered and approached about her modeling potential while on a trip to New York with her soccer team, shortly thereafter, she was signed by Unique Models, an international modeling agency based in Copenhagen.It is known that she made her modeling debut in 2011 and since then, has walked the runway in over 300 fashion shows. She has appeared in every Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since 2013, and has been an official, ‘Angel’ for the brand since 2016.Apparently, Skriver has on numerous occasions spoken candidly about LGBT rights and openly discussed her own upbringing with both parents being members of the LGBT community. You can check out the pics here: