With 2 OSU Dline starters out in Fiesta Bowl Joey Bosa to

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was hoping to strike a deal with Urban Meyer about where Ohio State junior defensive end Joey Bosa would line up Friday when the two teams square off in the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes are missing both their starters at defensive tackle, which has given birth to the possibility of Bosa spending more snaps at the interior spots, rather than his usual place at the end. “If (Bosa) comes inside, that would be awesome,” Kelly said. “If we could make an agreement before the game that he was going to play the 3-technique then we would be very happy.”Kelly said he asked Meyer about inking such an agreement, and he got the kind of response many would predict.“He was noncommittal,” Kelly said, laughing, of Meyer’s response to his proposition. But about 45 minutes later, while addressing the media to kick off OSU’s media day, Meyer offered a more concrete answer to Kelly’s inquiry.Meyer was rattling off some of the names of some relatively unknown players expected to fill in for injured senior Tommy Schutt and suspended senior Adolphus Washington, such as sophomore Michael Hill and redshirt sophomore Tracy Sprinkle, before mentioning a more well-known guy.“Then, obviously, Joey Bosa will be playing some on the inside,” Meyer said. Based off that, Kelly, it appears, will be getting his wish. Exactly how much time Bosa spends there is unclear, but regardless, whenever the two-time All-American slides inside, Kelly will be happy.Bosa, though, doesn’t understand exactly why the coach feels that way. “I don’t know,” Bosa said, chuckling. “I have no idea because I think 3-technique is easier, honestly, to be disruptive.” The occasional migration to playing defensive tackle is something Bosa has done before this season, but mainly on third-down passing situations. But with Washington and Schutt sidelined, he will likely be there in scenarios outside of the previously mentioned one. “It’s nothing completely new,” Bosa said. There are similarities between his familiar role as a 4- and 5-technique end, Bosa explained, but the main differences are in the run fits and the size of pass-rush lanes. Bosa said he likes being on the inside because he can, usually, rush the passer on both sides of his blocker, rather than being on the outside where he typically tries to beat the tackle on the edge.As for why Kelly might want him on the inside, Bosa later suggested he thinks the coach might find it easier to double team him that way. That is nothing new to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native, though, as he has faced a barrage of blocking combinations this year attempting to slow him down. “Something that’s not going to go away,” Bosa said. Regardless of which technique Bosa plays, he said he knows it will be a challenge against the Notre Dame offensive line, as he called it “one of the best, if not the best, we’ve played this year.”That unit is led by senior left tackle Ronnie Stanley, who many consider to be a sure-fire first-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Bosa said the opportunity to go up against fellow elite talent is something he values highly, and Stanley fits that bill. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Stanley echoed Bosa’s view. “I mean, if you want to be the best you’ve got to go up against the best,” Stanley said. “We’re both really good at our positions. I’m sure we’re both really excited to go up against each other. “That’s what competitors want to do.” Guard Quenton Nelson said the Fighting Irish aren’t going to change what they have been doing all season just because they’re playing against Bosa. The redshirt freshman labeled him an “incredible player,” but Nelson said Notre Dame will stick with its base concepts to try and impede Bosa. Those concepts include frequent double-teams of opposing defensive ends, which the team used against Texas and Virginia, Nelson said. But, Nelson added, the Fighting Irish trust the ability of their own players to match up one-on-one with the opposition. That means Stanley and Bosa, two first-round talents, might go mano-a-mano during the Fiesta Bowl. “I’m sure that’s going to happen,” Stanley said, cracking a smile.Junior right tackle Mike McGlinchey said no matter what Bosa is doing and where he’s doing it, the talent around No. 97 poses a difficult task for the offensive line, even with Washington and Schutt out of the lineup. “They’re all good players, I mean Ohio State is stacked,” McGlinchey said. “There is not much letdown.” Which is why Bosa said he doesn’t feel too much added pressure from losing two starters. All season long, he said, Sprinkle and Hill, as well as redshirt senior Joel Hale and sophomore Donovan Munger, have had the reps in practice to prepare them for this moment. “We all trust them,” Bosa said, “to go in there and do their job.”   As for Bosa, who is potentially playing his final game in scarlet and gray, he will likely keep doing the job he’s been doing so well since arriving in Columbus. Kelly might be so optimistic about Bosa playing inside because he doesn’t have to block him. But McGlinchey, who does have to block him, said he knows Bosa will be effective wherever he plays. “No matter where he plays we’re going to be accounting for him,” McGlinchey said. Although Kelly’s wish might come true, Bosa said he thinks Kelly might be selling his ability on the inside short. “Yeah,” Bosa said, squeaking out a smile, “a little bit.” OSU players and coach Urban Meyer addressed the media about the upcoming BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 30th in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo Editor read more

Reds infield could be major strength

It’s difficult for the fans of a tradition-rich franchise like the Cincinnati Reds to accept their role as a little fish in the big sea of Major League Baseball.Due to the financial limitations of small-market teams under the current MLB system, which does not feature a salary cap, Reds fans enter each season knowing that they’ve started at a disadvantage.When competing with deep-pocket teams like the Yankees, Mets and Red Sox each year, Reds management has to be creative to be successful under the constraints placed upon them by their economic reality.However, the average Reds fan doesn’t want to hear that. In a city that hasn’t seen a World Series title since 1990, they just want results.Walt Jocketty, Reds general manager and president of baseball operations, has taken a big step towards assuaging those concerns with the signing of shortstop Orlando Cabrera to shore up the middle of the infield.“We are very excited. We talked about trying to improve at shortstop but didn’t think we’d be able to do it,” Jocketty said. “Acquiring a player of his ability and stature, that when you look at his career and the winning clubs he’s been on, he’s a winner.”The Reds freed up the money for Cabrera by trading center fielder Willy Taveras and infielder Adam Rosales to the Oakland Athletics for utility-infielder Aaron Miles. He is slated to make $2.02 million this season with a $4 million mutual option for 2011.Cabrera spoke about being the newest addition to an already solid infield.“Defensively, I think we have a great infield,” Cabrera said. “We know we’ve got guys who can catch the ball.”That’s an understatement.The addition of Cabrera brings the total of Gold Glove awards for the Reds’ infield to 10 – seven for third baseman Scott Rolen, two for Cabrera and one for second baseman Brandon Phillips.Cabrera also brings a more than capable bat. Last season, he hit .284 with nine home runs and 77 RBI for Oakland and the Minnesota Twins. He is a career .275 hitter.He will add to the nexus of veteran players like Rolen and Phillips to complement younger, budding stars like first baseman Joey Votto and right fielder Jay Bruce.“They have a great group of guys,” Cabrera said of his new teammates. “With Rolen, Phillips and the pitching staff, I think we’ve got a great chance this year if we stay healthy.”Initial reports indicate he will hit from the No. 2 spot in the batting order, an area of need in seasons past.Along with his glove and stick, Cabrera also appears to bring a sense of humor and knowledge of other Cincinnati sports figures to town with him.When discussing his willingness to do whatever it takes to win, Cabrera alluded to the city’s highest profile athlete and wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, Chad Ochocinco.“I’m going to do everything I can,” Cabrera said. “Even if I have to change my name to Uno Ocho.” read more

The pujo flavour

first_imgDelhi may not be the heart of the Durga Puja Festival but the celebrations are not far behind! Following the success in the inaugural year, the 2nd Edition of the ‘Pre-Puja Promotional Sale and Exhibition of Bengal Handloom and Handicrafts’ – bringing together the best of the creations of master craftsmen and weavers of rural areas of the State – was opened in the national capital today.Around 25 artisans from various districts of West Bengal, including Bankura, Bardhaman, Nadia, Kolkata, Hooghly, North 24 Parganas and Birbhum, will take part in the event, which is aimed at promoting the rich and glorious tradition of Bengal handicrafts and handloom and also ensuring commercial benefits to the weavers.   Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The fair was inaugurated by Nitish Sengupta, Chairperson of the Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises in the gracious presence of Bhaskar Khulbe, Principal Resident Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal and Archana Datta, Director General, All India Radio, News Services Division, at Dilli Haat, INA.The exhibition, being organised by the Government of West Bengal with support from Development Commissioner for Handicrafts, follows a string of events held as part of the grand Chalo Chalen Bengal campaign, an initiative for promoting West Bengal as an attractive tourism destination, especially during the upcoming Durga Puja carnival. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe exhibition offers a range of products, including diversified jute items, terracotta costume jewellery, Tangail and Jamdanee Sarees. Embossed leather goods from Shantiniktan, Nakshi Kantha, Dhaniakhali, Shantipuri and Baluchari Sarees, all of which have received Geographical Indication (GI) registration and being especially promoted by Government of West Bengal, will also be available. Special soirées are being organised with Chhau and Raibenshe folk forms and colourful performances bringing out the rhythm and tunes of Bengal. In keeping with the pre-Puja festive spirit, delectable Bengali street food will be available at the venue.WHERE: DILLI HAAT, INAWHEN: On till 6 Octoberlast_img read more

Sobhandeb unveils solar trees at WBPDCL office

first_imgKolkata: State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay inaugurated two solar trees with the capacity of producing 6.5 MW power at the office of West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd (WBPDCL).”Land is gradually becoming scarce in our state. 4 acres of land is required for producing 1 MW of power through conventional methods. However, solar trees require much less amount of land. So, we are setting up such solar trees as an alternative. If we find that these solar trees work out well for us, we will be setting up more such trees in the state to harness solar power,” Chattopadhyay said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe solar trees have been named Sourashree by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The total cost of setting up the infrastructure has been Rs 8.5 lakhs. Chattopadhyay maintained that the solar tree is strong enough to withstand a storm and needs minimum maintenance.”The panel should be washed with water from time-to-time for maintenance,” the minister said. A similar type of solar tree of 10 MW capacity has already been set up at Keoratala crematorium in South Kolkata a few days ago. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedScientists at Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) in Durgapur, have developed this ‘solar tree’, made out of photovoltaic panels. The ‘tree’ that requires less than 4 sqft of space, can power about five households.The state government under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Aloshree project is gradually lighting up all state government offices, municipalities, corporations, panchayats, schools, state-run public sector undertakings and all other autonomous bodies of the state government and offices, by installing solar panels on the roof of these buildings. The PDCL office, as well as the office of Paribesh Bhavan, have solar panels on their roofs.”Such solar panels contribute to slashing of crippling power bills and promote green energy,” a senior official of the state Power department said. According to the official, the solar panels to be set up on the roof of the buildings will range from 20 KV to 60 KV. Installation cost varies from Rs 10,00,000 to Rs 60,00,000 for each panel.last_img read more

A perfect weekend getaway

first_imgThe land which echoes enchantment and romance that can put you in trance, a place where every bit of nature’s wonders are at its zenith, a site which could bring solace to your soul – it is the one and only Henry’s Island. As history outlines, this place is named after a British explorer who surveyed the beach and the adjoining areas back in the 19th century. For those who want to take a break from their mundane lifestyles and breathe in ‘fresh air’, Henry’s Island could be a peerless weekend gateway with your friends and family. Apart from its lush greenery, the uniqueness of Henry’s Island lies on the fact that it is an abode of serenity and tranquility. The gift of its nature is hidden in the pleasure of taking joy in silence, which speaks volumes unlike any other noisy, overcrowded urban set ups. Forget about gadgets and, of course, your mobiles and embrace the peace of mind you had the thirst for. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfLocated approximately 140 kilometers away from Kolkata, Henry’s Island near Bakkhali in West Bengal is a must-visit destination because of its major attractions, including a watch-tower where one can climb and get a panoramic view of the entire beach, woods of the mangrove and the Bheri. If you are interested in fisheries, then Bheris – large shallow lakes dedicated to pisciculture – could offer you to have a look at varied types of fishes (if you are lucky enough). Nearly thirty of these Bheris are scattered across the beach. Fishes are also up for purchase at a government price. Some birds like Lesser Whistling Ducks, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Snipe, Black-Rumped Flameback, Kingfisher, Gadwall, Ruddy Turnstone, Red Knot, and Streak-throated Woodpecker, among others also add charm to its beauty. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveYour excursion to this silent island could be paradisiacal as soon as you step a foot on it. Amidst complete calmness of its own kind, one can truly live up the moments of love with your loved ones. The cool breeze of fresh air, slight movement of leaves of the Casuarina trees, sun-kissed horizon at the onset of dawn, star-lit sky at the time of the on-fall of dusk clubbed with the pacifying sounds of the natural flow of Bay of Bengal, a trip to Henry’s Island is a magnanimous experience for all the nature lovers to unearth true meaning of life. Reaching the destination by rail or road is not a tough job at all. There is an easy access of WBSTC bus service from Karunamoyee or Esplanade. Also, you can hire private cars as an alternative, which would take approximately 3 to 4 hours to reach the island. You can also take delight in the journey by train. The nearest railway station to Henry Island is Namkhana. There are trains at regular intervals from Sealdah via Lakhsmi kantapur and Kakdwip to Namkhana. If you prefer to start early, then catch the first train which starts at around 4 am. Sabyasachi Nath, who is the resident of Kolkata and a travel enthusiast, says, “To add frolic to your journey, it is advisable to take a break at Diamond Harbour and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the river if you start your expedition late. After travelling a certain distance ahead, stop at the ferry ghat of river Hatania Doania creek on your way to the white-sand beach as you and your car require crossing the river by launch. Also, this particular area is swarming with fishermen and comprises a small market for locals to buy their daily products.”Arya Bandyopadhyay, who is a photographer by profession and an avid traveller also highlights, “If you want to enjoy peace, Henry’s Island is the ideal destination. West Bengal Fisheries Department maintains their own guest houses near the island at a decent price.” Henry’s Island doesn’t have much to offer in terms of food. However, it will not disappoint you. Food is available only at the resorts you check in. Luchi-Alubhaja, rice, dal, desi-murgir jhol and the likes are served hot and fresh. Do not expect to be ‘digital’ in any way – there are no ATM’s in and around the private beach. So, carry cash. Neelkantha Barman, manager of Hotel Amarabati at Bakkhali opines that “Henry’s Island is blessed with its magnificent beauty. The best time to visit here is from December to January. However, areas in and around the island needs to be further maintained by the government as far as cleanliness is concerned. To reach there, vessel service should have a quicker access to tourists. I personally think that a little attention to the development of this region would certainly improve the beauty of the adjoining areas and help in promoting West Bengal Tourism.” Apart from all the other spots, Benfish harbor and Fraserganj beach are the two interesting spots on your way to the island. Moreover, Crocodile Park or the Crocodile Breeding Center at Bakkhali near Henry’s Island could also be a great option to switch to. This park is less-known and has a huge collection of crocodiles – ranging from babies to old crocodiles. The coastal area has something beautiful in its store to offer every time you visit there. Discover the surprises which describe the island as being possessed with its arresting glamour.last_img read more

Rep Wakeman to host local office hours

first_img Categories: Wakeman News 08Feb Rep. Wakeman to host local office hours State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours on Friday, Feb. 15 and Monday, Feb. 18 to meet with local residents of the 94th District.“As your voice in Lansing, I want to hear from you,” Rep. Wakeman said. “I am determined to remain accessible and accountable, and this is a great way to discuss your thoughts and questions on state government. I hope you will join me.”Office hours are scheduled for the following times and locations:Friday, Feb. 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Wickson Library, 359 S. Franklin St. in Frankenmuth; andMonday, Feb. 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 N. Center Road in Saginaw.No appointment is necessary. Residents unable to attend may contact Rep. Wakeman’s office by calling (517) 373-0837 or by email at [email protected]last_img read more

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first_imgRecommended Link Recommended Link Click here now to see how you can cash in Doug Casey: I agree with Rick. Because mining, especially in South Africa – where mines go a mile or even two miles deep – is both a high-technology and extremely capital-intensive business.Today’s South Africa isn’t generating any new technology; the money is all going into politics, not science and engineering. Nobody wants to invest in a place where property rights are ceasing to exist. As Rick emphasized, nobody is going to put any significant capital in there, and they’re not generating any domestic capital.I just don’t see how the mining industry can continue there. It’s a far cry from the 1960s when these mines were making enough money to pay, on average, 10% dividends with gold at only $35 an ounce.Nick Giambruno: You mentioned the disregard for private property rights, Doug. It appears South Africa is about to embark on a massive private property confiscation scheme. We’ve seen this before in places like Zimbabwe, Cuba, and Venezuela. It usually coincides with economic collapse and an exodus of skilled workers. Could that happen in South Africa, and what are the implications for the mining industry in particular?Doug Casey: It’s not just the countries you mentioned. The Soviet Union and pre-Deng China collapsed because of socialism. Now, as far as the economic future in South Africa, it’s going to be grim. Why should it be different from every other experiment in social engineering?South Africa’s current culture doesn’t value the mainsprings of progress, which is to say free speech, free markets, individualism, a sound currency, and a work ethic, among other things. South Africa is basically a tribal society, and their values are communal. They’ve also been infected by every stupid idea that’s come down the pipe from Europe.The black government is terminally incompetent and corrupt, and unlikely to get better. They see the mines, in particular, as cash cows to be milked to the greatest degree possible.The whole economy of Africa is based on primary production, mining, and agriculture. South Africa has some industry, but it won’t be maintained, or kept up to date. It all doesn’t bode well for the place. Register for free — From Essentially $0 To Potentially $400 Billion?This Thursday at 8 pm ET, we’re hosting a free investment summit. A former money manager, famous for predicting the renter trend, legal marijuana wave, blockchain boom, and Bitcoin bubble will go on record with his next prediction—as a new industry goes from essentially $0… to potentially $400 billion over the next few years. Forget earnings seasons, IPOs, and government bailouts. This is going to be even better. Join us Thursday evening to get the surprising story behind this watershed moment. Justin’s note: Today, we’re sharing part II of Crisis Investing chief analyst Nick Giambruno’s recent interview with resource legends Doug Casey and Rick Rule. If you missed part I, make sure to catch up here.Below, the guys take a closer look at the current crisis in South Africa, and what it could mean for platinum in the near future…Nick Giambruno: Rick, given what we’ve been discussing, do you think there’s a potential for supply disruptions soon from South Africa?Rick Rule: I think that it is in fact a probability rather than a possibility. The industry has not made sufficient sustaining-capital investments for 10 or 12 years. The industry has been required politically – sometimes with state assistance – to keep uneconomic shafts open.And you have a circumstance now where the lack of sustaining capital means that literally billions of dollars must be put in place to rehabilitate these old shafts so that they can continue to produce. At the same time, workers’ wages must increase.These two circumstances are confronting an industry that loses more than a billion dollars a year.The money has to come from somewhere, and there is nowhere for it to come from.The second circumstance that this discussion needs to include is the fact that although South Africa has abundant resources, including human resources, the government mismanagement has been so incredible.For example, while South Africa is an exporter of coal and uranium, the domestic power supplier in South Africa, Eskom, can’t pay its bills or meet demand for electricity.The mining industry in South Africa is extremely power-intensive. But Eskom is run more politically. So ironically, the part of South Africa that pays its power bills – which is the mining industry – experiences rolling brownouts. Eskom needs to invest more money – money that it doesn’t have – in power generation and distribution.This again augurs very dramatically for supply disruptions.For example, if there were an extended brownout, it could cause the pumps for water evacuations in the deep shafts to go down for very short periods of time, I’m talking about a week or so. That would cause material destruction to the ventilation and electrification of these deep shafts. My suspicion is over two or three years, that’s a probability as opposed to a possibility, too. — I Have Never Seen Trump Like THIS…Just seconds into this rant, President Trump admitted a shocking $5 trillion grudge… Now that HE is running the show… He’s taking out his fury in full force… And giving away as much as $5 trillion to hardworking Americans. Nick Giambruno: South Africa has gone through numerous episodes of turmoil. A lot of people thought it would collapse amid bloody riots in the mid-1970s, but it didn’t. Doug, what makes this time potentially different?Doug Casey: That’s the $64,000 question. Let me give you a few thoughts.In those days, the whites were relatively more numerous, but South Africa has been suffering white emigration for a couple of decades now, while the black population has doubled. The whites used to control the police and the military; that absolutely ended. The only thing the whites control is the finances of the country, and the blacks resent that. So, they’re going to lose that as well.Skilled white South Africans will continue to make the “chicken run” in accelerating numbers, if they can. I have relatives and friends in South Africa, and they’re all looking at the door. Even though the standard of living is still very high. But it’s dangerous out on the farms and becoming more dangerous. The white exodus is going to turn into a flood over the next decade.Nick Giambruno: Rick, what’s your outlook on the price of platinum going forward?Rick Rule: My track record in terms of price forecasting is almost unblemished by success. So, I’m old enough now at age 65 to sort of resist questions like that.I can only say that you wouldn’t significantly reduce platinum demand even if the price were to double or triple. One of the things that I really like about the platinum business is it takes about $120 or $130 worth of platinum to make a catalytic convertor that enables the sale of a $40,000 car. That means the cost of the platinum is irrelevant in terms of the cost of the vehicle.I love circumstances where, 1) the price of something must go up because it’s being produced at less than the cost of production and, 2) the price can go up because the utility that the commodity delivers is so spectacular relative to its unit cost. Platinum exhibits both of those characteristics.In other words, the industry pricing is unsustainable relative to the cost to produce platinum. The utility of platinum is so extraordinary in every application that it’s used for that my belief is you have a circumstance where the price can go up and must go up. So, it will go up. I’m just unwilling to tell you how high, because I don’t know.Nick Giambruno: Any final thoughts?Doug Casey: Again, I agree with Rick.I would just add, the big danger in the commodity business is a continuing collapse in commodity prices. That is the absolute longest trend in world history; it’s been going on for 10,000 years, and it’s a good thing – great cause for optimism. It used to be that a little bit of metal was extremely valuable thousands of years ago; now it’s worth almost nothing. That trend is going to accelerate with the development of both nanotech and biotech, as well as better and cheaper power sources. Extraction and processing costs are going to drop radically – at least in countries that aren’t political basket cases. All commodities are inevitably headed towards zero over the long run. Unless the whole world starts acting like today’s South Africa.But from a current income statement point of view, I realize that’s just academically interesting. Not terribly relevant to the next quarter. But it’s good to keep these thoughts in the back of your mind when you get overenthusiastic about any commodities.Rick Rule: Doug is correct. Commodity prices in real terms have been falling at about 1% compounded for a very long time. That notwithstanding, focusing on commodity-based investments has made me rich.The way that I’ve done it is by concentrating on materials that other people weren’t concentrating on where the cost of producing those materials was higher than the median selling price of the material.In other words, while over 20 or 30 years the real price of a material may fall, if you are able to buy that material over a period of time when the price has to rise in the near-term, you can do very well.But I also want to pause at a more optimistic viewpoint on Africa than Doug left you with. It’s a topic I am familiar with, because I correspond with and in fact attempt to mentor a great number of African people under the age of 40, most of them under the age of 30. And I can tell you that large, innovative, and rapidly growing companies are emerging all over the African continent that are staffed by, cater to, and financed by indigenous African people.I am much less concerned about the white flight in South Africa, looking as an example at the competency of the indigenous staff at companies like Ivanhoe Mines or Rand Gold.What I’m more concerned about is the fondness of the indigenous political classes for the worst legacies of colonialism, which are in fact government and socialism. So, while in the near term I don’t argue with Doug’s pessimism, in the five- to 10-year timeframe I personally am an unalloyed bull on Africa.Nick Giambruno: Doug and Rick, thank you for your time.Justin’s note: In the latest issue of Crisis Investing, Nick shared more details on this situation… and revealed two specific investments to take advantage of it. Subscribers can access the issue here.If you’re not a subscriber, I urge you to consider joining Nick and his readers today in what is setting up to be a big year for crisis investors. Every month, Nick tells his readers about the best money-making opportunities that no one else is talking about. For example, he recently discovered a revolutionary way to make money off gold… but not in the way you’re probably thinking.This “new gold” investment has delivered gains of 169%, 264%, and 9,001% over the past year… And there’s still massive upside ahead. You can learn more about this opportunity – and how to sign up for Crisis Investing to get all of Nick’s recommendations – by going here.Reader MailbagAre you planning on adding platinum exposure to your portfolio soon? If not, are there other metals you’d like to hear more about in 2019? Let us know right here: [email protected]’s the Big NightTomorrow at 8 p.m. ET, Strategic Investor editor E.B. Tucker will go on record with his next big prediction during a free investment summit. He believes we’re looking at the growth of a new market – from $0 to potentially $400 billion in a matter of years. And three well-positioned stocks are expected to take the lion’s share of profits.You don’t want to miss this. Go here to register for free…last_img read more