Furniture Row Racing issues statement on No. 77 team’s future

first_imgThe following statement is attributed to Barney Visser, Furniture Row Racing team owner:“As Furniture Row Racing looks ahead to the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, the Denver, Colo. based team is not planning to field the No. 77 Toyota as a second car entry. It is our organization’s goal to operate a two-car team in the future and we will continue to seek sponsorship funding for the No. 77. Our 100 percent focus for next season will be on the No 78 Toyota Camry, which will be driven by Martin Truex Jr.”RELATED: Key players in NASCAR’s Silly Seasonlast_img

Contracts signed for road rehabilitation in Thibaud

first_img Share Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews Contracts signed for road rehabilitation in Thibaud by: Dominica Vibes News – April 21, 2017 366 Views   one comment Francis Alex George (right) signing the contract while Chairman Yoland Jno Jules and Prime Minister Skerrit look onFour hundred (400) meters of road between Zabrico and Gommier Junction in Thibaud, will be rehabilitated at a cost of five hundred and forty-two thousand, six hundred and fifty-six dollars and twenty-five cents (EC$542,656.25) within the next five weeks.This, as two contracts were signed on Thursday 20 April 2017 at the Vieille Case Credit Union Hall between the Vieille Case Village Council and two contractors from the community of Vieille Case: Gregory Massicot and Francis Alex George.The contractors signed individual contracts valued at two hundred and seventy-one thousand, three hundred and twenty-eight dollars and thirteen cents (EC$271, 328. 13) each for the rehabilitation of two hundred meters or six hundred and fifty-six feet bringing the total length to be rehabilitated to four hundred meters or one thousand, three hundred and twelve feet.Senior engineer in the Ministry of Public Works and Ports, Dwight Lewis informed that the works will include preparation of a well-compacted granular base, construction of fifteen centimeters or sixteen inches thick by six meters or nineteen plus feet with BRC fiber reinforced concrete pavement, construction of six hundred millimeters or two feet wide slipper drains on both sides and other road improvement works.Lewis, who noted that the contract is expected to take approximately five weeks to complete, advised the contractors that it includes work specification.“The Ministry of Public Works, along with the Council, will undertake frequent supervision of these works to ensure that this project is implemented in accordance with the required specification, budget and time,” Lewis informed the contractors.“We have a contract sum so please monitor your finances closely. Safety is also equally important; therefore we cannot compromise signage and other alert measures in order to notify and protect the traveling public,” Lewis further advised.Member of Parliament for the Vieille Case Constituency, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit encouraged the contractors to be diligent and ensure that the project is carried out to the satisfaction of the Ministry of Public Works and the residents who will use it.“I’m hoping that the contractors can do the job properly and that they will recognize the good construction practices, that the terms and conditions of their contracts are adhered to, because if it is not to the quality and standard then I’ll certainly say so, because every dollar we spend as the government, we must spend it properly and to the satisfaction of the majority of our citizens,” Skerrit said. In addition, he told the constituent the goal is to “reinstate or to build all the roads in the constituency by the end of 2017. Every single road in the entire constituency will be redone by the end of 2017”.“Do we have the funds for these projects? We do have the funds for these projects and I have consulted with the Minister for Finance and he’s indicated that these funds will be made available,” Skerrit said.– / 13last_img read more

Galway Handball Report

first_imgMartin Mulkerrins lost the USHA National Four Wallfinal to five-time world champion Paul Brady. The Cavan man won this title forthe 11th time, equalling Mexican great Naty Alvarado Sr’s haul. The Moycullen handballerreached the final after he beat reigning champion Killian Carroll in the semifinals as he produced one of his best displays this year to win 21-13 21-19.Mulkerrins edged ahead early in the match but Brady raised his game andproduced some excellent shots on the run as he claimed the opening game 21-11.The Cavan man built upon his momentum opening up an 11-4 lead in the secondgame and despite Mulkerrins’ best efforts Brady claimed the record equallingvictory. Mulkerrinsand Ní Churraoin reach US Handball Finals Ciana Ní Churraoinfinished as runner up in the ladies final after she was defeated in atiebreaker by Cork’s Caitriona Casey. The Galway player used her serve andright hand to control the centre of the court and win the opening game 21-4.Casey, who won the All-Ireland title earlier this year, refused to panic andshe struck back to win the second game 21-8. The momentum was with Casey andshe won the tiebreak 11-0 to claim the final trophy in the US four wall season.The Micheál Breathnachs club woman did enjoy success later in the day as sheteamed up with Roscommon’s Fiona Tully to win the senior doubles title,defeating Casey and American player Tracy Davis. Ní Churraoin and Tully won thefinal by one point in what was a thrilling contest. Jamie Kelly won the Connacht Wallball Championship. The Connacht One Wall finals took place in Tourmakeady with Abbeyknockmoy seeing four players crowned champions. Jamie Kelly picked up the Men’s Open title when he beat Mayo’s Niall Joyce 15-2 15-6. Nathan Kelly claimed victory in the U15 tournament when he beat Bobby Reilly, withstanding a fightback from the Mayo man in the second game to win 15-5 15-8. Emma Kinane won the U13 title when she defeated her Mayo opponent 15-1 15-5. Mikey Kelly won the U15 Connacht championship where he beat Sligo’s Cormac Finn. Sadhbh Ni Fhlaithearta claimed the Girls U17 title on Sunday. Jack McNeela lost a tiebreaker in the Men’s B final with Pat Murphy suffering the same fate in the Men’s C tournament. Sadhbh Ni Fhlaithearta produced a dominant display to win the Girls U17 final, winning her final 15-0 15-2. Feidhlim Ó Diollúin claimed the Boys U13 tournament while Ava Sweeney won the Girls U13 final. Graham Casburn secured the Connacht Masters Championship with an emphatic 15-1 15-0 victory. John O’Malley and Ashling Mullen finished runners up in the Golden Masters and Ladies Junior respectively. The Williamstown team that reached the Junior B Interclub final In the All-Ireland interclub finals Moycullenfinished as runners up in the Junior age grade when they were defeated byKildare club Ballymore Eustace. Williamstown reached their All-Ireland finalafter beating Cavan club Virginia in the semi final but they lost toWaterford’s Friary/Abbeyside in the final. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Meet the Intel Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library

first_imgBy Leah Schoeb, IntelAs data centers manage their growing volumes of data while maintaining SLAs, storage acceleration and optimization become all the more important. To help enterprises keep pace with data growth, storage developers and OEMs need technologies that enable them to accelerate the performance and throughput of data while making the optimal use of available storage capacity.These goals are at the heart of the Intel Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (Intel ISA-L), a set of building blocks designed to help storage developers and OEMs maximize performance, throughput, security, and resilience, while minimizing capacity usage, in their storage solutions. The acceleration comes from highly optimized assembly code, built with deep insight into the Intel® Architecture processors.Intel® ISA-L is an algorithmic library that enables users to obtain more performance from Intel CPUs and reduce investment in developing their own optimizations. The library also uses dynamic linking to allow the same code to run optimally across Intel’s line of processors, from Atom to Xeon, and the same technique assures forwards and backwards compatibility as well, making it ideally suited for both software-defined storage and OEM or “known hardware” usage. Ultimately, the library helps end-user customers accelerate service deployment, improve interoperability, and reduce TCO by providing support for storage solutions that make data centers more efficient.This downloadable library is composed of optimized algorithms in five main areas: data protection, data integrity, compression, cryptography, and hashing. For instance, Intel® ISA-L delivers up to 7x bandwidth improvement for hash functions compared to OpenSSL algorithms. In addition it, delivers up to 4x bandwidth improvement on compression compared to the zlib compression library, and it lets users get to market faster and with fewer resources than they would need if they had to develop (and maintain!) their own optimizations.One way Intel® ISA-L could assist to accelerate storage performance in a cost-effective manner is by accelerating data deduplication algorithms using chunking and hashing functions. If you develop storage solutions, you know all about the goodness of data deduplication and how it can improve capacity optimization by reducing the need for duplicated data. During the data deduplication process, a hashing function can be combined to generate a fingerprint for the data chunks. Once each chunk has a fingerprint, incoming data can be compared to a stored database of existing fingerprints and, when a match is found, the duplicate data does not need to be written to the disk again.Data deduplication algorithms can be very CPU-intensive and leave little processor utilization for other tasks, Intel® ISA-L removes this barrier. The combination of Intel® processors and Intel® ISA-L can provide the tools to help accelerate everything from small office NAS appliances up to enterprise storage systems.The Intel® ISA-L toolkit is free to be downloaded, and parts of it are available as open source software. The open source version contains data protection, data integrity, and compression algorithms, while the full licensed version also includes cryptographic and hashing functions. In both cases, the code is provided free of charge.Our investments in Intel® ISA-L reflect our commitment to helping our industry partners bring new, faster, and more efficient storage solutions to market. This is the same goal that underlies the new Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK), launched this week at the Storage Developer Conference (SDC) in Santa Clara. This open source initiative, spearheaded by Intel, leverages an end-to-end user-level storage reference architecture, spanning from NIC to disk, to achieve performance that is both highly scalable and highly efficient.For a deeper dive, visit the Intel Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library site. Or for a high-level overview, check out this quick Intel ISA-L video presentation from my colleague Nathan Marushak.last_img read more

Gill says CWG stadiums have no fault

first_imgSports Minister M S Gill today rubbished media reports that claimed that some of the Commonwealth Games venues were incomplete and faulty.Gill said that all the venues are architectural and engineering marvels and no leakage or fault has been found at any of the Games venues.”The fact remains that all these stadiums have no fault. There is no leakage, nothing anywhere and the architecture and engineering marvel is the first time to be seen in India,” Gill told reporters outside parliament.”Go to the Shyama Prasad Swimming complex, go to the Nehru stadium and look at the essentials. There is no serious faults in any of the stadiums,” Gill said.There have been media reports that the Talkatora stadium — venue for CWG Boxing event – and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Complex, inaugurated on July 18 and billed as the best aquatic stadium by Gill himself, are incomplete.Gill said only temporary work is to be done which will be carried out by Organising Committee.”We have still got two months and the engineers and their workforce will take care of the remaining work. All the stadiums will be handed over to the Organising Committee on August 1 and then they have to do the temporary fittings and other thing,” Gill said.”Staff of the Public Works Department will be there everyday for fine-tuning. We all will be coordinating. That’s all I have to say,” he added.last_img read more

Moussa Dembele back in Celtic training

first_imgAfrican All Stars Moussa Dembele back in Celtic training Tolu Olasoji Correspondent 06:32 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Moussa Dembele Celtic Getty Images African All Stars Celtic v PSG Rangers v Celtic Celtic Premiership UEFA Champions League The French-born Malian striker began training with the Bhoys as he continues on his road to recovery from his hamstring problems Celtic’s Moussa Dembele has returned to training after being on the sidelines since July.The 21-year-old was ruled out of action after aggravating a hamstring injury few months ago.And although, the striker is likely to miss next week’s Uefa Champions League opener against PSG, he is on course to make a return in the Old Firm derby against Rangers on September 23. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Our number 🔟 back on the training pitch at Lennoxtown today! 💪 pic.twitter.com/iSUkUDBkNo— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) September 7, 2017;Manager Brendan Rodgers had to make do without his last season’s 32-goal striker for a larger part of their qualifying matches to the European elite competition but will be hoping to have him back, firing on all cylinders.last_img read more

NAFTA glossary Talk trade like a boss with these negotiating terms

first_imgWASHINGTON – Negotiations start Wednesday for an update to the quarter-century-old North American Free Trade Agreement. This glossary of negotiating terms helps explain understand some of the underlying dynamics of these talks.Demandeur: The party requesting a negotiation. In this case, it’s the U.S. The demandeur is generally considered to have weaker leverage, but that weakness is mitigated here by the U.S.’s economic might, and by President Donald Trump’s efforts to re-establish leverage with the ultimate threat: ripping up the deal.Zone of possible agreement: Exactly what it sounds like. For example, say the U.S. wants Canada’s dairy industry opened 100 per cent to free-market competition, but would secretly settle for two per cent. And suppose Canada wants a zero per cent change, but would eventually settle for four per cent. That leaves an eventual zone of agreement between two and four per cent.Non-agreement alternative: Your power at the negotiating table is tied to what happens if you walk away. If your Best Alternative To A Negotiated Agreement (BATNA) is the status quo, and you’re happy with it, you have power. This is Canada and Mexico’s position. Trump has moved to scramble that rosy scenario by threatening the end of NAFTA.Fast track: Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress has power over international agreements. Because no country wants to negotiate with 535 amendment-adding American lawmakers, the U.S. political system has devised a compromise. It’s formally called Trade Promotion Authority — better known as “fast track.” Under a fast-track law, the White House handles negotiations with the foreigners. In exchange, lawmakers are guaranteed a role in shaping U.S. strategy, with regular consultations.Supply management: A system that protects a sector shielded from free trade, with import limits and price controls. Canada has such a system for dairy and poultry. The U.S. hates it. Recent trade deals have seen Canada open up the system slightly. Canada agreed to a 3.25 per cent opening in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, for fear of a scary BATNA there: being shut out of a new global trade zone. It will now likely argue that, like the TPP, and like old milk, that offer is expired.Diafiltered milk: Supply management isn’t the main irritant listed by the U.S. dairy industry. It’s especially unhappy that Canadian producers get to profit from price controls, and then can sell skimmed-off diafiltered components for cheese-making at (lower) market prices, squeezing Americans out of this growing market. The Canadian government created a new category of dairy product for this purpose, Class 7. It became internationally famous when President Donald Trump complained about it.Rules of origin: Will be a big issue. It involves what percentage of a product is really North American, and therefore deserving of being traded without tariffs. Under NAFTA, a 62.5 per cent of car components must be North American to count as a domestic tariff-free product. The Trump team wants that raised. But key details still aren’t clear — including whether it will be designed to target Asia, or Canada and Mexico; how it will affect supply chains; and whether it will be calculated on the basis of where a piece gets assembled, or where its sub-components come from.De minimis: This old phrase from Latin, meaning “of minimal” concern, is now relevant in regard to an ultra-modern retail giant: Amazon.com. EBay, too. The question is how much Canadians can spend on an online purchase from abroad, without paying a duty. Canada has one of the strictest de minimis thresholds in the world — it’s $20. The U.S. has it set at $800, and wants Canada to move that way. On the other side, bricks-and-mortar retailers in Canada are pleading with the Canadian government to keep a low threshold, arguing that the hunt for bargains abroad will damage jobs and businesses at home.Two-level bargaining: The idea that national negotiators are working on two levels: with the other country, and with domestic parties. These domestic actors can be silent allies: think good cop, bad cop. The good cop (the negotiator) says he or she can’t move, because the bad cops at home will fight any concession. The U.S. has notoriously powerful domestic actors — big business donors to Congress, and a Congress itself that can, in the end, block whatever deal it wants. The renowned academic who developed two-level theory, Robert Putnam, says this sometimes benefits the U.S., and sometimes hurts it: “(It’s) an unhappy and unique feature of our democracy,” he once wrote. “(It) increases the bargaining power of American negotiators, but it also reduces the scope for international co-operation.” Canada’s domestic actors include the provinces. At TPP talks, Canadian officials printed up a news story about provinces complaining about supply management changes to distribute it, and made sure other parties were aware the provinces were unhappy.last_img read more

In repeat battle, candidates talk of restoring Faridabad’s glory

first_imgFaridabad: It is the repeat of 2014 Lok Sabha election as BJP candidate Kishan Pal Gurjar is once again will be seen competing against Avatar Singh Bhadana from Congress.In 2014, Gurjar won with the margin of 4.60 lakh votes, however, this time Bhadana who rejoined the Congress party feels that tides will turn against his rival. What has made the contest of Faridabad even more interesting is the entry of Naveen Jaihind, who will be fighting his second Lok Sabha election and Mandhir Maan of Bahujan Samaj Party, who is banking on a strong OBC vote. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderBhadana is raking up several local issues in the city that is plaguing the residents of Faridabad. Among the main issues that have been raised by Bhadana includes rising levels of air pollution in the city. “Faridabad today is among the most polluted cities not only in the country but in the world. There has been no effort by the government to tackle this challenge. In fact the apathy of the state, as well as the central government, has resulted in the situation getting worse,” says Bhadana. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAnother issue raised by Bhadana is the increase in the number of cases of cancer from the Faridabad. It is important to note that in the official report submitted by the Haryana government in 2017 Faridabad topped in the number of deaths due to Cancer at 771. “The Agra canal this is the main source of supply of water to Faridabad today is fully toxic. It is the consumption of this contaminated water that is making us sick with deadly diseases like cancer. We will try to deal with this challenge,” said Bhadana. The 61-year-old Congress Lok Sabha candidate added that Faridabad as a city was developed by the Congress party which made into the successful industrial zone. However, the apathy by the BJP government in the last five years ensure that the growth in the South Haryana Lok Sabha seat. Admitting to the fact that Faridabad has lost to Gurugram and Noida due to the negligence of the previous governments, Kishan Pal Gurjar is vowing to bring the glory days of Faridabad back again. Among his major achievements, Gujjar assets that in his tenure the connectivity of Faridabad was improved that spurred the industrial growth again. He also highlighted that he had also worked towards improving the public health and education systems in the city. Gurjar assured that his priorities will be to complete all the pending projects which once completed will speed up the progress in Faridabad. Naveen Jaihind of AAP who filed his nomination on April 23 is banking on the support of the middle class and the working class electorate. On Wednesday, Naveen Jaihind approached the advocates of district courts of Faridabad and asked for their support in electing him to the parliament. Jaihind in 2014 had contested from Rohtak Lok Sabha constituency which is also his hometown. He lost to Deepinder Singh Hooda of Congress. Founded in the 17th century by Sheik Farid, the treasurer of Mughal ruler Jehangir, Faridabad is a major industrial hub. It is the second most populated city after Gururgam. There are a total of 17 lakh voters. The major segment of voters includes two lakh Gujjars, 2.8 lakh Jats. 1.5 lakh Meos and 4 lakh voters from SC/ST category. Though Faridabad has bagged the smart city tag and Rs 400 crore funds, the work on the ground is moving at a snail’s pace. Critics, including MLAs from rival political parties, are vocal about his failures and inadequacies. Out of the nine assembly segments in Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency, only three are represented by the ruling BJP legislators. Badkhal, Ballabhgarh and Faridabad are represented by BJP MLAs, Seema Trikha, Mool Chand, and Vipul Goel, respectively. The rest six are represented by the INLD (Hathin and Faridabad NIT), the Congress (Palwal, Tigaon and Hodal) and the BSP (Prithla).last_img read more

With the US Out Which World Cup Team Will Americans Root For

Following the United States’ brutal 2-1 extra-time loss to Belgium on Tuesday — despite an amazing performance by goalkeeper Tim Howard — fans in the U.S. are without a rooting interest in the World Cup.Actually, only some are.Casual soccer fans who supported the U.S. men’s national team may tune out now that it’s out, but many Americans will continue to watch. Which team will they cheer for? Probably one of two favorites: Brazil and Germany.FiveThirtyEight conducted a SurveyMonkey Audience poll of nearly 1,100 U.S. residents and asked them which country they were rooting for. The poll was conducted June 23 and 24, toward the end of the group stage. After recording the respondents’ first-choice country, the survey asked which country they would root for if their top choice were eliminated. This gave us a good proxy for U.S. fans’ backup teams.Nearly three out of four respondents picked the U.S. as their top team. Here are the percentages of U.S. fans who chose each nation as a backup (excluding countries with less than 1 percent support):No one country had a dominant share of U.S. fans’ support. England came out on top with 16 percent, but the Three Lions flamed out of the Cup early on. England was followed by Brazil, Germany, Italy and Mexico. Of those countries, only Brazil and Germany remain in the tournament.Not every survey respondent chose a backup country. Of those who chose the U.S. as their first choice, about 5 percent then picked either the U.S. (again) or refused to pick any country (labeled as “none”).What about those 26 percent of respondents who did not select the U.S. as their first-choice? The most-backed countries after the U.S. were Brazil (17 percent), Germany (11 percent), England (10 percent) and Mexico (7 percent).But this method of figuring out whom disappointed U.S. fans will now support is highly imperfect. The poll, conducted online, is likely to under-weight fans without reliable Internet access, as well as fans who don’t speak English. That second flaw is especially problematic, because it probably means many fans with origins in Central and South America are excluded.So, is England really the second-most-supported team among soccer fans living in the U.S.? I’m skeptical. I suspect Mexico is a better bet, with nearly 12 million individuals born in Mexico living in the U.S. as of 2011, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s International Migration Database.To augment our admittedly incomplete survey, we reached out to Google to find data on the top countries searched for in the U.S. Specifically, the searches tallied are for country names combined with the phrase “World Cup.” Obviously, merely searching for a country on Google isn’t the same as rooting for that country. But it’s an approximation of interest.The Google Trends team nicely summarized the most-searched-for countries on a couple of days prior to the World Cup (the tournament began June 12), as well as during the first two weeks of the tournament.Top Countries Searched on GoogleBrazil was the top country queried, although this is probably confounded by its host-country status. Those using Google to search for “Brazil World Cup” could either be interested in the tournament as a whole or in the Brazilian national team. It’s not clear.Mexico and England were the next most-sought-after countries. Mexico does better according to Google than it did in the poll, lending some credence to the idea that the English-only survey underestimates support for El Tri. But even the Google data may underestimate support for Latin American teams. The Google queries here are only for searches in English.Spain and Italy were more searched for in the first couple of weeks of the tournament, and that probably has a lot to do with them being eliminated earlier than expected. In addition to Brazil and Germany, the other highly searched country that remains in the tournament is Colombia.So, with the U.S. men out, expect a sizable number of soccer fans to be supporting Brazil and Germany through the rest of the tournament. read more

Ohio State finds redzone solution with twoquarterback system

OSU redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett (16) runs down the sideline during a game against Maryland at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 10. OSU won, 49-28. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorRed-zone inefficiency has been a problem for Ohio State’s offense throughout the season.It appears that now the solution may have been discovered during its 49-28 victory over Maryland.And it looks a lot like J.T. Barrett.OSU coach Urban Meyer hinted during the week that the team has thought about using the redshirt sophomore quarterback inside the red zone, but at the time, he said they had yet to make a decision about it.By Saturday, Meyer apparently had made a decision.The Buckeyes went three-and-out on their first possession, but when they got the ball back, trailing Maryland 7-0, the offense started clicking.Redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones methodically marched the unit 44 yards in seven plays to get down to the Terrapin 25-yard line. Jones had just finished scrambling for eight yards when he jogged off the sideline, passing Barrett on his way.Barrett stepped in behind center and finished the job. It took Barrett six plays — including a 20-yard completion to redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Thomas — to find the end zone on a three-yard touchdown run.It was the team’s first touchdown in the red zone since the third quarter against Western Michigan in Week 4.“(Barrett) provided an obvious spark for us in there,” Meyer said after the game. “He’s a leader and a guy that needs to be on the field.”Despite Jones playing his best game of the year, according to Meyer, and throwing for a new career-high of 291 passing yards, Barrett entered the game when the team crossed inside the 20-yard line all but one time.The one time he did not was because Jones had just completed a 33-yard pass to redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller, which brought the team to the 19-yard line. The Buckeyes kept with the tempo, hurrying to the line before Jones connected again with Miller for 19-yard score.Barrett guided the Buckeyes to touchdowns on all five of his trips in the red zone. Thrice he scored on rushing touchdowns, while junior running back Ezekiel Elliott had the other two.Using the two quarterbacks in specific situations was not a game-day, spur of the moment decision.“It was all within the coaches’ plan to win,” Jones said. “He felt like J.T. brings an extra element to the game down in the red zone, and certain things we wanna do in the run game. (Meyer) proves to be right once again.”The plan to begin using Barrett, who started 12 games for OSU and amassed 3,772 total yards — 938 of which were on the ground — and a Big Ten record 45 touchdowns in 2014, in the red zone came to Meyer during a walk on Monday, according to Jones.Jones said Meyer decided to then ask Barrett and Jones what they thought of the idea.“I agreed with him,” Jones said. “J.T. brings the element to the game in the run game and certain positions on the field … It was all for the benefit of the team.”And benefit the team it did.The theory that rotating signal-callers could be detrimental to the continuity of the offense did not seem to hold any merit Saturday.The offense looked much more polished against the Terrapins, as it had no turnovers and racked up 499 yards of total offense.“I think this system works perfectly for our offense,” Elliott, who extended his streak of 100-plus-yard performances to 11 after gaining 106 yards, said. “I don’t think it took anyone out of rhythm, everyone was in rhythm, everyone was playing well.”Moving forward, Jones said he thinks the situational usage of Barrett can work because Meyer does an “unbelievable job of managing it.”But whether or not the Buckeyes have found their fix to their red zone ails and quarterback situation is not so clear to Meyer.“Sure,” he said about if the issues were repaired. “Until next week.”That matchup next week is set to be against Penn State at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 17. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. read more