Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) runs the ball during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Minneapolis. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorOhio State redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett set three program records against Minnesota on Saturday, then tied a Big Ten mark Monday.The conference announced Monday morning that Barrett had been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the sixth time this season, tying former Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase who won the award six times in 2010.The Rider High School product set school records for the longest run by a quarterback (86 yards), the most single game rushing yards by a quarterback (189 yards) and the most total touchdowns in a season (37) during the Buckeyes’ 31-24 win against the Golden Gophers. Currently injured senior quarterback Braxton Miller previously held all three records.Against Minnesota, Barrett finished 15 of 25 on pass attempts for 200 yards and racked up 189 yards of total offense to go with four total touchdowns. His third-quarter scoring toss to redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas gave him the total touchdowns records, while a first-quarter 86-yard touchdown run moved him past Miller’s old mark of 81 yards.A fourth-quarter touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Evan Spencer also moved the Wichita Falls, Texas, native within one of Troy Smith’s school record of 30 touchdown passes in a season, set during his Heisman Trophy winning season in 2006.On top of his six freshman of the week awards, Barrett has also earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors three times.Through 10 games as the starter, Barrett has totaled 2,356 passing yards and 29 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions. He’s also second on the team with 771 rushing yards and first among OSU players with nine rushing touchdowns.Barrett and the Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the field on Saturday against Indiana at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon.
Categories: Albert News,News 28Nov Rep. Albert votes to approve landmark ‘Raise the Age’ legislation Plan will treat 17-year-olds as minors for most criminal offenses A bipartisan move to change the age at which individuals are considered adults for the purposes of prosecuting and adjudicating criminal offenses was supported today by state Rep. Thomas Albert in a vote by the House Law and Justice Committee.Michigan is one of just five states in the country that automatically consider a 17-year-old to be an adult in criminal offenses. Societal, behavioral and psychological analysis has showed this practice creates a dangerous situation for young people who are in an older prison population and housed with adult inmates.“The bills advanced today will improve Michigan laws related to young offenders,” said Albert, of Lowell. “While protecting young offenders from problems associated with living in an adult prison population, the plan seeks to gradually reduce recidivism and the amount of state taxpayer dollars spent on Michigan’s prison system.”Other states have pursued legislation changing age thresholds for juveniles over the last several years. Connecticut passed similar proposals in 2007 and saw a 21-percent decrease in juvenile court referrals over a seven-year period. The rearrests rates dropped by 7 percent and the costs associated with the change ended up being less than what was originally budgeted.“This is an issue that has a lot of support from the communities I represent in the Michigan House. These bills will go a long way in protecting the young people that we are trying to rehabilitate through the criminal justice process,” Albert said. “I am proud to support ways we can positively reform our criminal justice system – so we can see fewer repeat offenders, more individuals making a positive impact on society upon release and a safer, more prosperous state.”The Michigan House plan, which will still allow for 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in violent criminal offenses, advances to the House floor for further consideration.
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If you had invested uniformly across all of our long-term crypto picks, you’d be sitting on an average gain of 2,995% right now. Plus, you would have recouped 75% of your original investment from our small, select sales. The Postmortem Jay’s story can be summed up in one word: irrational. He got caught up in the hype and then made one mistake after another. His story is a good lesson in how not to invest in cryptocurrencies. We don’t want you to make the same mistakes. That’s why we go to great lengths to help you manage risk and maximize your returns. Just how important is it? Do you remember Jay’s original plan? That was just to buy and hold bitcoin. Had Jay stuck to his plan, he’d be sitting in a portfolio worth $7.2 million. So, if you don’t want to end up like Jay, do the following: Build a diversified portfolio. Don’t chase prices. Register For Free To Join Legendary Speculator Doug Casey’s Masterclass: How To Profit From The Biggest Speculation In History Plus get the name of three stocks to watch, so you can see the proof of how they perform with your own eyes. Register now. Justin’s note: Many of our readers have written in recently asking about cryptocurrencies. Some of you have even started speculating on them…and are starting to see big profits. But if you’re not careful, you can lose a lot of money.That’s why today, I’m sharing a new essay from one of the Palm Beach Research Group’s top crypto experts, Greg Wilson. Below, Greg shows you how to avoid some of the biggest mistakes new crypto investors are making right now…By Greg Wilson, analyst, Palm Beach Confidential Jay looked down at his crypto portfolio. Six weeks earlier, it stood at 632 bitcoins. Now it was just 215. His loss at the time… $1.3 million. (As of this writing, $7.2 million.) This wasn’t just from a fall in prices. But rather one trading mistake after another. You might be surprised it’s even possible. Bitcoin is up 1,643% year-to-date. And the entire cryptocurrency market is up 9,034%. So how did it happen? According to Jay (name changed due to privacy concerns): “It was pure greed.” As I’ll explain in a moment, Jay made every mistake in the book. Each mistake compounded the previous one. And in the end, Jay’s portfolio dropped by two-thirds in just a few short weeks. I’m telling you his story so that it doesn’t happen to you. I’ll go over what Jay did wrong. And I’ll show you what we do at the Palm Beach Research Group (PBRG) to avoid those mistakes. Do your research. The Treasury stopped accepting paper dollars for gold in 1971. To whom will those foreigners send the dollars, and in return for what and who’s real wealth? If foreigners want to unload their excess dollars, they will try to buy something with them, not necessarily in the US. If nobody wants them, they will offer to pay more, just to get rid of them. As long as there is someone accepting dollars and exchanging real wealth for them, the dollar will have some value. But concerted efforts at dollar dumping would make so much noise that the last sleeping dog would wake up, and then the dollar would be worth zero. That could all happen outside the US, without trillions of dollars getting sent back to the US. No private Americans would give their real wealth for worthless paper anyway. The only thing the broke American government could do, if they wanted to save the dollar, is exchange excess dollars abroad for federal land. That’s the only thing that could stop the slide in the dollar’s value, since they don’t have anything else with real value, and more paper promises probably wouldn’t cut it. Just my 2 cents.—Peter — Regards, — Use uniform position sizes. Greg Wilson Analyst, Palm Beach Confidential Justin’s note: Greg is the chief analyst for former hedge fund manager Teeka Tiwari, one of the world’s top cryptocurrency analysts. Together they’ve helped Palm Beach Research Group subscribers make life-changing gains following their recommendations. They currently have five cryptocurrency Buys in their Palm Beach Letter portfolio, with an average gain of 2,794%. You can access these names—and all of their in-depth research in the space—with a subscription to The Palm Beach Letter. Click here to learn more. The Mistakes Add Up The story starts in May of this year. That’s when Jay started buying bitcoin. He continued to buy into June. And eventually, he ended up with 632 bitcoins worth roughly $1.7 million. The plan was to hold forever. But then, Jay decided to give “altcoins” a try. With no research and no plan, he started buying. (An altcoin is a cryptocurrency that’s not bitcoin.) His first couple of investments went up right away. So, Jay kept buying. By the end of June, every last bitcoin had been invested into altcoins. The problem: It wasn’t the greatest portfolio in the world. Some of the coins I’ve never even heard of, like Crown (CRW). And just three of his positions accounted for 80% of the portfolio. So, when the crypto market crashed in July, Jay got crushed. And by mid-July, he had lost 66% of his portfolio—about $1.3 million at the time. The amount of bitcoin he lost is now worth $7.2 million. Let’s see what Jay did wrong. And how we do it differently at PBRG. Randomly Buying Is Not Enough Let’s start with Jay’s plan. That was to buy and hold bitcoin. But it quickly went out the window once Jay got a taste of altcoin trading. That was his first mistake. Jay’s next mistake was not doing any research. How can you make an effective decision when you don’t understand what you own? You can’t. The mistakes compounded from there. He kept buying more of the altcoins he owned, chasing the prices as they went up. And three of his positions accounted for 80% of his portfolio. Let’s see how we do it differently. Have a plan and stick to it. Recommended Link