Opinion Dualthreat Tate Martell provides Ohio State best option as starting quarterback

Ohio State freshman quarterback Tate Martell warms up prior to the Buckeyes’ season-opening 49-21 win over Indiana on Aug. 31 in Bloomington, Indiana. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorRarely in the recent history of Ohio State has the team not started a mobile quarterback under center.A program that takes Woody Hayes’ iconic quote, “Three yards and a cloud of dust” to heart, Ohio State historically won national titles on the shoulders of running backs, but has since relied on mobile quarterbacks as another option to run the ball and pass only when needed.Dwayne Haskins is not that type of quarterback. Tate Martell is.Martell was listed as the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 recruiting class, having flashed a powerful enough arm to complete passes downfield while also demonstrating an elusive running style that is more similar to the style of Braxton Miller rather than J.T. Barrett.Coaches have spoken of Martell with nothing but praise, acknowledging the progress he has made both in maturity and skill set since stepping foot on campus in the spring 2017. Martell embraced his role as scout team quarterback last season, helping the defense prepare while also working to improve his game during practice.The knock on Martell is that he lacks the experience of both Haskins and redshirt junior Joe Burrow. Haskins appeared in several games in 2017, including carrying the team in its win against Michigan. Martell has never appeared in a collegiate game, but that has not stopped quarterbacks in the past. Barrett began the 2014 season as the starting quarterback lacking college experience, admittedly filling in for the injured Miller. His predecessor started games in his true freshman campaign, taking over under center in just the fourth game of the 2011 season.Experience should be a factor, but it shouldn’t always be the deciding factor when examining how to maximize a team. Head coach Urban Meyer has leaned on mobile quarterbacks throughout his coaching career, ranging from Alex Smith to Tim Tebow to Miller to Barrett. The only time he had a pocket-passing quarterback at Ohio State was when Cardale Jones began the 2015 season as the starting quarterback, replaced later in the year by Barrett.Martell offers the Buckeyes an explosive runner who can make things happen even when the pocket collapses around him. If no one is available downfield, Martell has the ability to move. And while Martell might not be able to connect on as many deep passes as a quarterback like Haskins, he should still be effective enough passing to keep teams wary of his throwing ability.Martell is not viewed as the favorite to win the job and his legs give him the option to play other positions. But in a typical Ohio State offense, there is no better fit than a player like Martell. read more

Jamaica working to reduce human trafficking

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppJamaica, July 3rd 2017 – Kingston – Jamaica is making major strides to curb crime especially human trafficking. According to a report released by the US department of State on June 27th, Jamaica has demonstrated increasing efforts to eliminate human trafficking by securing two convictions, prosecuting nine cases against 13 alleged offenders and investigating 40 potentially new cases.Head of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP), Carol Palmer, also confirmed that the report noted the country’s increased efforts to raise awareness of the crime, and Jamaica’s new victim protocol for health, labour and child welfare.The U.S report also emphasized the responsibility of other Caribbean Governments to criminalize human trafficking and hold offenders more accountable. Palmer stated  “countries should scale up their actions to enable law enforcement agencies to respond effectively in investigating cases of human trafficking, rescuing victims and helping the prosecutorial services to build effective cases against offenders.”Palmer also urged regional Governments to work collaboratively to develop the capacity of law enforcement and judicial officials to implement more modern investigative and evidence processing techniques.  All in all, human trafficking is a serious crime which affect all Caribbean countries.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Recommended for you Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Related Items:#humantrafficking, #magneticmedianews, jamaicalast_img read more

Borrowed from natures garden

first_imgThe works of art done by Sun Deep reflect her philosophy, her life’s experiences and her love and passions, overwhelmingly inspired by everyday miracles and beauties in Nature. Nature inspires her life’s philosophy.She integrates elements from nature’s garden into her artwork, reflecting on our oneness and connectedness with Nature. The artwork showcases just a small sample of God’s living canvas, as she hopes to inspire others to stop and contemplate on the beauty and peace in his complex patterns and designs. Momentarily escaping the human construct. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Gingko Biloba Tree: The yellow leaves are all natural leaves, from the Gingko Biloba tree in her Chicago neighbourhood. These leaves were handpicked in November 2013, dried and pressed using natural elements, without the use of any chemicals or preservatives. Angel: The bright yellow Bracteantha flowers on the angel’s blue shawl are all natural. So are the orange cosmos and the yellow limonium petals in her shawl, the camouflaged gypsophila in her wings and the green grass earrings. These leaves were handpicked between 1997-2014 from India and USA. The angel is painted with acrylics on canvas. Frame is from Picturesque in Santushti Market. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBlue Ice on Fire: The unicorn’s horn, tail and mane are embellished with all natural ferns and flowers, from my Chicago neighborhood. The foliage was handpicked in the summer of 2014. The fire has petals of the yellow straw flower camouflaged in its flames. The two daisies are to depict cosmic bodies The horse and the fire is painted with acrylics on canvas. Unframed.Peacock Lady: In search – This artwork was the focus of a solo exhibition in a local Chicago gallery. The dress of the peacock lady is embellished with natural foliage. The foliage was handpicked between 1997-2014, The dress has camouflaged flowers and wild grass.last_img read more

Rep Chatfield announces May office hours

first_img State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of the 107th House District to join him during local office hours for the month of May.“Meeting with people face-to-face and listening to their ideas and concerns helps me better represent their voices in the state Legislature,” said Rep. Chatfield, R-Levering. “I do everything I can to follow through on my commitment to stay accessible and I have kept my word by holding over 70 public office hour gatherings.”Since taking office, Rep. Chatfield has held monthly office hours in every county that he represents.His May office hours schedule is: No appointment is necessary and there is no cost to attend. Anyone unable to attend may contact Rep. Chatfield’s office by calling (517) 373-2629, via email at [email protected] or through his website at www.RepChatfield.com.### Categories: Chatfield News 12May Rep. Chatfield announces May office hours Monday, May 23Emmet CountyGrand Traverse Pie Co.316 E. Mitchell St. in Petoskey10-11 a.m.Cheboygan CountyMackinaw City Village Hall102 N. Huron Ave. in Mackinaw CityNoon-1 p.m.Mackinac CountyNorthern Lights Restaurant645 I-75 Business Loop in St Ignace2-3 p.m.Chippewa CountyCaffeine Café2675 Ashmun St. in Sault Ste. Marie4-5 p.m.last_img read more

Dear Readers Its a sure sign of economic trouble

first_imgDear Readers,It’s a sure sign of economic trouble when even the permabulls acknowledge pain is coming down the pike. That is exactly what John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics sees, as he told David Galland in an interview at our Spring Summit, Recovery Reality Check. Watch the video – or read the transcript if that’s your preference – to learn why John thinks the period through 2013 is vitally important for the US economy and what he thinks the number-one priority for investors is during that time frame.I hope you enjoy this timely interview. Doug and I will be back soon.Sincerely,Louis JamesSenior Metals Investment StrategistCasey Research John Mauldin proved to be one of the most popular speakers at last spring’s Casey Research investment conference, and we’re pleased that he’ll be presenting for us again at the upcoming Casey Research/Sprott, Inc. Navigating the Politicized Economy Summit. This timely event, to be held in beautiful Carlsbad, California from September 7-9, features our own Doug Casey… natural resource investing guru Rick Rule… former US Comptroller General David Walker… best-selling author G. Edward Griffin… and many more financial luminaries. Together, they will shine a spotlight on the pitfalls of today’s centralized economies and reveal actionable investment strategies you can use to protect and grow your wealth.last_img read more