West Nusa Tenggara to manufacture, market vocational school’s electric ATV

first_imgHe added that the electric ATV, which was designed to transport waste, would be distributed to villages to “strengthen their village programs” after it enters mass production.The 2.4-meter-long, 1-m-wide 3,500 watt ATV is to be equipped with five 80Ah batteries and be able to achieve speeds of up to 80 kilometers per hour. The vehicle needs about eight hours to fully charge the batteries.Irwan Arditia Jaya, the school’s technology development coordinator, said that the idea to develop the battery-powered ATV came because of the alarming pollution and global warming issues caused by burning fossil fuels.”This electric motor is a part of our efforts to address pollution and global warming problems,” Irwan said. (vny)Topics : The West Nusa Tenggara administration plans to put an electric four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle (ATV), the prototype of which was created by SMKN 1 vocational school students in Lingsar, West Lombok, into mass production to meet local demand for alternative transportation.The testing of the prototype vehicle, which was named the “Lingsar”, took place at West Nusa Tenggara Governor Zulkieflimansyah’s office compound on Tuesday. “The innovation has made us proud. We will further develop the prototype by involving small and medium-sized automotive enterprises, which will be supervised by SMKN 1 Lingsar itself,” Zulkieflimansyah said.last_img read more

COVID-19: Vacant roads, little activity mark first day of PSBB implementation in Jakarta

first_imgThe amount of activity around Jakarta has reportedly been down on Friday, the first day of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), with roads quiet as people choose to remain home despite the long weekend holiday.The first day of the restrictions has coincided with the public holiday of Good Friday, which typically sees heavy traffic on toll roads as people travel outside the city.The Jakarta Traffic Police’s Twitter account @TMCPoldaMetro reported that traffic was light on several roads in the city as well as the Cikampek and BSD toll roads. The capital’s main thoroughfares of Jl. Jendral Sudirman and Jl. Gatot Subroto have also been almost totally deserted, pictured with only one or two vehicles passing through.In Tebet, South Jakarta, the traffic on Friday morning was not dissimilar to previous days, although it has been far less crowded since the coronavirus outbreak was first detected.Read also: From MRT to Transjakarta, here’s how services have adjusted to citywide transport restrictionsThe scenes around Tebet railway station were also quiet, although some still passengers were waiting for trains. The station has seen far fewer commuters after work-from-home and study-at-home guidelines were issued last month.Meanwhile, despite the discussions over the PSBB, some road users appeared unaware of the new regulations. In Palmerah, West Jakarta, traffic police officers had to stop ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers that were still carrying passengers.09:56 Polri Patwal Ditlantas PMJ menghimbau Ojol terkait pemberlakuan PSBB agar tidak mengangkut penumpang di Stasiun Palmerah . pic.twitter.com/p9aY63wkSF— TMC Polda Metro Jaya (@TMCPoldaMetro) April 10, 2020According to Jakarta Gubernatorial Regulation No. 33/2020 on PSBB, ojek drivers are permitted only to carry goods.“A Jakarta Traffic Police officer informed an app-based ojek driver about the implementation of the PSBB [and told him] not to pick up passengers around Palmerah Station,” @TMCPoldaMetro tweeted on Friday. Read also: Jakarta will impose stronger mobility restrictions on Friday. Here’s what you need to know.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan will impose the PSBB for 14 days from Friday until April 23 in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19 after the capital became the epicenter of the outbreak in the country.Many residents have taken to social media to describe the scenes they saw on Friday.A photo posted on Instagram by @jktinfo showed the usually packed Jl. Casablanca in South Jakarta totally empty. The regularly congested street in front of Kuningan City Mall was also quiet.center_img Topics :last_img read more

BLOG: Governor Wolf on Fighting Pennsylvania’s Heroin Epidemic (VIDEO)

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog,  Videos In 2014, nearly 2,500 Pennsylvanians died from a drug overdose. With one in four families in the Commonwealth suffering with the disease of addiction, Governor Wolf has already enacted several initiatives to fight Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic and save lives, in addition to including an additional $9 million in funding in the compromise budget for efforts to combat the Pennsylvania heroin epidemic spread across three agencies.Since his inauguration, Governor Wolf has worked with his administration to provide real solutions not only to save lives but also to help addicted individuals and their families get the treatment they need to live long, productive lives. Such actions taken by the Wolf Administration include:Physician General Rachel Levine signed two standing orders that made naloxone, a medication that safely reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, available initially to all first responders and, later, to all Pennsylvanians. In addition, since police began carrying naloxone late last year, they have reversed more than 550 overdoses across the state.A “warm hand-off” process is being developed whereby overdose survivors would be taken directly from the emergency department to a licensed drug treatment provider.Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Program focuses on preventing diversion and abuse of prescription drugs by helping communities properly dispose of unused prescriptions. To date, approximately 40,000 pounds of prescription drugs have been taken back and destroyed. There are more than 400 police stations across Pennsylvania where drug take-back boxes are located. (See https://apps.ddap.pa.gov/GetHelpNow/PillDrop.aspx to find a location near you.)DOH is leading an effort to build upon the prescribing guidelines already created, including guidelines to address emergency department pain treatment with opioids, opioids in dental practice and opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain. These guidelines give healthcare providers direction for safe and effective pain relief practices, with greater emphasis on non-opioid therapies and greater caution to prevent addiction and diversion.Governor Wolf’s decision to expand Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Care Act has expanded access to drug and alcohol treatment services for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.DOH is working to establish Pennsylvania’s prescription drug monitoring program, Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions. The ABC-MAP program will help to ensure prescription drugs are not being overprescribed in an effort to curtail drug addiction and curb the supply of excess drugs that can be used illicitly.Working with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Pennsylvania is developing continuing education programs to help healthcare providers better understand addiction, intervention and treatment.DDAP and DOH are working with Pennsylvania’s medical school deans to ensure medical school students are properly trained about responsible pain prescribing and how to identify and help those suffering with addiction. BLOG: Governor Wolf on Fighting Pennsylvania’s Heroin Epidemic (VIDEO) December 23, 2015center_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolflast_img read more

Manunda unit sells for $40,000 less than it was bought for in 2009

first_img >> SIGN UP NOW: GET A FITBIT WITH THIS CAIRNS POST SUBSCRIPTION 7 Webb Cr, East Innisfail $80,000Ray White Rural Innisfail 28 Birdwing St, Craiglie $705,000LJ Hooker — Port Douglas The unit comes with a shared laundry.With a tenant paying $170 per week and body corporate fees coming in at $1779 a year, the unit in the secure Canopy Apartments development sold at a $40,000 loss.It was last sold in 2009. On the top floor, the upgraded studio apartment has a new kitchen with double hotplates and fridge, new vinyl flooring, a dining setting and double bed with a new mattress. There is airconditioning but tenants share a laundry on the ground floor. MID (week ending November 5, 2018) Inside has been freshly renovated.“The buyer was a young investor, a first time investor trying to getting her foot in the door,” he said.“It was no surprise at all it sold for that much, that’s where the market is at right now. Some have sold for just below $50,000 in that block.“It’s a good buy, it gets good rent. You had to be a cash buyer though, it was too small for banks to be lending on it.” 2/10 Shore St, Wongaling Beach $275,000Tropical Property — Mission Beach 9/6 Chester Ct, Manunda$55,000Professionals Cairns South More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago14 Atherton Street, Whitfield 3 Newport Cl, Kewarra Beach$357,000Ray White Cairns Beaches CAIRNS AND SURROUNDS SALES ANALYSIS 14 Atherton St, Whitfield$750,000Twomey Schriber Property Group MID 28 Birdwing St, Craiglie The front of the unit complex.“There are a few owner-occupiers in the complex. It’s a nice complex, it has been well looked after,” Mr Ryland said.With a covered carport, a swimming pool and a short walk to Raintrees shopping centre, Mr Ryland said the property was great buy.He has sent other prospective buyers information about 15/33-35 Bruce Highway, Edmonton, which is in a similar price range. 2/10 Shore St, Wongaling Beach CHEAPEST TOP Unit 9, 6 Chester Court, Manunda sold for $55,000 on October 31, 2018.Professionals Cairns South agent John Ryland was flooded with inquiries about the studio apartment at 9/6 Chester Court before is sold last week for just $55,000.It was the city’s cheapest sale last week, according to CoreLogic data. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:53Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:53 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThe top 5 Love It or List It makeovers from season 100:54THE owner of a new Manunda apartment might not have been able to get a loan but she will be the envy of all her friends when it gets out just how much she paid for a home three kilometres from the CBD. 3 Newport Close, Kewarra Beach TOP CHEAPEST CAIRNS SALES ANALYSIS (week ending November 5, 2018) 7 Webb Cr, East Innisfaillast_img read more

Kenneth Wuellner

first_imgKenneth Wuellner, 84 of Milan passed away Wednesday March 30, 2016 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Kenneth was born Monday November 2, 1931 in Milan the son of Harry and Elizabeth (Lattire) Wuellner. Harry later married Mabel Wuellner that raised Kenneth from birth. Kenneth married Betty (Foster) Wuellner May 22, 1954 and she preceded him death February 20, 2006. He was an Army Veteran serving during the Korean War conflict. He worked at Fernald then later retired from Monsanto in 1994.   He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church where he had served as treasurer and on the cemetery board. He was also a member of the Milan VFW.  In his younger years he enjoyed coaching youth baseball, traveling with his wife Betty and spending time with his family.Kenneth is survived by Sons: Keith James Wuellner of Milan, Kevin John Wuellner of Cincinnati; Daughter: Kristy and (Mike) Carpenter of Milan; 4 Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Wuellner,  Great-Grandchild Lillian Rae Dew, and sister Esther (Jim) Kloth.Funeral service will be at 12 Noon Saturday April 2, 2016 at St. Paul Lutheran Church 7124 North State Road 101 Milan.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors by the Milan VFW.  Visitation will be 10-12 PM Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to Milan VFW, Cancer Society, or  Alzheimer’s Association. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243 Milan 47031.  (812)654-2141.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message.last_img read more

David O. Smith, 76

first_imgDavid O. Smith, 76, Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.  Born, October 9, 1941 in Perry County, Kentucky, he was the son of Ray and Reva Marie (Cole) Smith.  David was a former DSI employee.  He is survived by two brothers, Ray Smith, Jr., Hamilton, OH, Gene Smith, Greenwood; two sisters, Louetta Anderson, Greensburg, Leona McDaniel, Dayton, OH; nieces, Susan Clapp, Greensburg, Sondra Davis, Seymour, Celebra Jordan, Decatur Co.; nephews, Mark Smith, Hamilton, OH, Swayne Davis, Hancock Co. and several other nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William Smith; one sister, Mona Webb.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 1 to 3:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Private graveside services will be held at a later date in the Floral Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Impact Grant from RCCF goes to Holton Fire Department

first_imgHolton, In. — The Ripley County Community Foundation, Inc. has proactively awarded a $5,000 Sally Morris Impact Grant to the Holton Volunteer Fire Department for the establishment of a sustainability fund.  The Sally Morris Impact Grant Program was established in 2014 in honor of Sally Morris.  Mrs. Morris was a long-time Executive Director of RCCF who impressed upon the Board of Directors that the needs of the community were ever-changing, and did not always fit within the foundation’s grant eligibility timeframes or funding restrictions.  The Sally Morris Impact Grant Program was designed to provide the Board of Directors with the flexibility to address larger scaled needs more effectively.The need for a sustainability fund for the Holton Fire Department arose earlier this year when the department was planning the construction of a new fire station.  In 2012, a tornado struck the town of Holton and caused the death of three people and extensive damage, including the destruction of homes and businesses.  One goal of the Holton Long-Term Recovery efforts is to construct a community storm shelter within town limits; a new firehouse may be the opportunity to bring that goal to realization.  However, the Fire Department needed assistance in leveraging State funding for the project, the timing of the project prohibited other funding sources, and the specific need did not fit within RCCF’s large grant guidelines.  Thanks to the Sally Morris Impact Grant Program, RCCF was able to provide the needed assistance and create a long-term source of funding for the prevention of, and fighting of fires, in Holton.Executive Director of the Ripley County Community Foundation, Amy Streator, states, “The Ripley County Community Foundation wants to provide sustainability for the Holton Fire Department because we value the emergency services provided and understand the substantial benefit a new firehouse could have on the residents of Holton.  Additionally, the partnership this sustainability fund forges between the Community Foundation, the fire department, and the Holton community is invaluable and is another way the community foundation serves Ripley County.”To donate to the Holton Fire Department Sustainability Fund, or to donate to the cause or charity of your choice, contact the Ripley County Community Foundation at 13 E. George Street, Suite B, Batesville, IN 47006, (812) 933-1098 or go online here.last_img read more

Foreign players hire outside recruiters to play in U.S.

first_img Published on March 28, 2017 at 9:41 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+ Playing tennis outside of the United States adds layers of complication and red tape that domestic players don’t have to go through. That’s why foreign players hire recruiters to gain exposure and shepherd them through the process of applying to college in the U.S.“In Europe, it’s really tough to find out how (to get to college),” sophomore Maria Tritou said, “and all of those things you need to know.”Only one player on Syracuse’s (5-8, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) current roster — Tritou — used a recruiter to get to college, but head coach Younes Limam said it’s through recruiters that he and his staff will identify players to potentially evaluate. Though other SU players may not have hired a recruiter, they have seen them firsthand overseas. Tritou first found out about recruiters through another player and soon hired one herself.That was in the spring of 2015, and Tritou enrolled at SU the following fall. Hiring help proved valuable because she started playing tennis at age 9, late by most standards. She also hailed from a small island in Greece, an unlikely place for Division I hopefuls. In the span of only a few months, the recruiter she hired not only helped reach out to coaches, but he worked through all of the bureaucratic obstacles to immigrating to the U.S.The NCAA requires three things for international college athletes to be eligible: academic records from age 9 and up in the native language they appear in and a full English translated version; proof of graduation in the form of diploma, certificates or final leaving exams; and either an SAT or ACT score. In addition, the U.S. Department of State requires an F-1 student visa, which costs $160 to apply and is mandatory to attend U.S. college as an international student.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(A recruiter) tells you exactly what you need to do,” Tritou said, “which papers you need for the visas, all the details.”Czech Republic native Gabriela Knutson didn’t need anyone to garner college attention. She played in enough tournaments, including in the U.S., and at a high enough level to get attention from college coaches on her own. Recruiters occasionally reached out to her, but she never hired one during her prep days because of the market murkiness. Some work for agencies while others freelance. That said, Knutson acknowledged the risk may be worth it for players who aren’t able to play in tournaments all across Europe or feel under-scouted.“It’s not official,” Knutson said. “It’s more on the down low, kind of black market-ish.”One item of agreement is the nature of these agent-like operations. Most of the foreign players on the team had encountered recruiters or know girls who hired them, like Dina Hegab in Egypt, Tritou in Greece and Holland and Knutson in the Czech Republic.The industry is good for Limam and other tennis coaches who don’t have the budget to scout abroad. Recruiters minimize input funds for Limam, who can analyze video, make calls and send emails from his office. It eliminates the worry of investing time and money globetrotting to maybe come up empty-handed.Tritou may be the only player on Syracuse’s roster to have used a recruiter, and she credits her spot on the team to it. The system ended up instrumental to her journey to the U.S. to play at Syracuse.“I think that if I didn’t have him,” Tritou said. “I wouldn’t have been able to come here.” Commentslast_img read more

How ‘Gentle Giant’ Jamar McGloster grew to be a key cog on Syracuse’s offensive line

first_imgOut of the corner of his eye, Pat Perles spotted a large shadow. It belonged to Jamar McGloster, a senior who was visiting the main office to drop off an attendance form for his 12th grade math class in May 2013 at St. Anthony (New Jersey) High School. Perles did a double take through a main office window. McGloster’s 6-foot-7 frame caught his eye, said Perles, Syracuse’s offensive line coach who was visiting St. Anthony to meet its new head coach. Perles jogged down the hallway to track down McGloster.“What school are you going to?” Perles asked McGloster.“Um, I don’t know where I’m going,” McGloster remembered saying. Incredulous, Perles asked again. Same answer. “Well, we can make that change today,” said Perles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMcGloster, then a senior at St. Anthony, had no highlight tape, little varsity football experience and zero scholarship offers on his resume. He was a basketball player who only began playing football two years earlier because, as the school’s legendary high school basketball coach Bob Hurley recalled, he was not aggressive enough on the hardwood. Hurley figured football would toughen him. Before arriving at Syracuse in 2013, McGloster’s football career had amounted to two years, one of which was ended by an MCL sprain. But thanks to that encounter at his high school, he earned a visit to Syracuse. That led to a meeting with former head coach Scott Shafer, who offered him a scholarship. That led to a five-year career at SU, including a redshirt season in 2013. McGloster, whose timidity belies his 6-foot-7, 309-pound frame, has started at right tackle for the Orange (4-7, 2-5 Atlantic Coast) over the past two seasons. Teammates said he brings a veteran presence to an otherwise young offensive line. McGloster is among those responsible for protecting SU’s quarterbacks. “I came up here on an unofficial in June (2013),” McGloster said, “and they offered me three days before I had to be up here. And I was here three days later. I thought they were just going to tell me go to prep school and say ‘We’ll keep looking at you.’ And they offered me, no film or anything. It’s crazy.” Wasim Ahmad | Staff PhotographerMcGloster is Syracuse’s biggest player, yet he was born six weeks premature at only five pounds, 11 ounces. His mother, Yolanda Hickman, a paralegal, stands at 5-foot-11. His father, a retired police officer, is 6-foot-5. McGloster grew up fast in Hillside, New Jersey, just south of Newark. He “barely” wore sneakers before outgrowing them and reached 6-foot-3 by the seventh grade. He now wears a size 15. Despite his size and strength, McGloster has been quiet all of his life. He walks slowly, his head slightly tilted down, and he does not smile much. Senior linebacker Zaire Franklin joked that some of the only times he’s seen McGloster animated were this fall. Once was on his weekly YouTube show called “Z:60.” The other came Sept. 30 against North Carolina State in a dispute with NCSU defensive lineman Bradley Chubb. His father said the most excited his son has ever been was after the Clemson upset. His brother, Horace, said that even when Shafer offered him in his office in summer 2013, McGloster “still didn’t have a ‘Wow’ reaction.” When his family would sit and watch TV or eat dinner, his father said, McGloster would sometimes be the only one not smiling. “He would never laugh,” said his father, Horace. “I’d ask, ‘You sure Jamar’s alright?’ But he would never laugh. I’ve almost never seen him mad, sad or excited. When I would drive him places, he’d listen to music and won’t say nothing. He just sits there, never talks.”That reserved nature translated onto the basketball court, McGloster’s first sport. It was the game his older brother played growing up. Horace earned a scholarship to play at Houston. Jamar chased those dreams practicing on a basket in his backyard. Hurley, the coach who won 28 state titles at St. Anthony from 1972 until the school closed down this spring, noticed McGloster at a summer basketball camp in 2009. He was entering ninth grade, playing at a park in Jersey City, New Jersey, McGloster’s father said. Hurley spotted McGloster, about 6-foot-4 at the time. Soon Hurley phoned McGloster’s father, asking if he wanted to enroll his son at St. Anthony and play on the basketball team. “I thought he was playing a joke at first,” Horace said. McGloster enrolled for the fall of 2012 and became a useful practice player, altering shots against St. Anthony guards, Hurley said. But he didn’t enter the rotation until he was a senior. He played minimally and entered games late after St. Anthony had a commanding lead. Hurley remembers McGloster saying “excuse me” “all of the time” on the court. When he’d knock an opponent down, he’d help him up. He was hesitant with the basketball and rarely took shots.At the end of McGloster’s sophomore year, Hurley and his assistant, Ben Gamble, sat with him. They knew he wasn’t playing to his potential and figured putting him on the gridiron would make him grab more rebounds and shoot more on the hardwood.  McGloster began working out with the football team that summer and played two seasons on varsity. He senior year was cut short due to the MCL sprain. Before that, Hurley remembered McGloster standing on the football sideline, almost never in the game. He was not aggressive enough to start. “He played a few plays per game,” Hurley said. “People in in the stands would look at this enormous kid on the sideline in a clean uniform. He was just this gentle giant.”Wasim Ahmad | Staff PhotographerThe day Perles came to St. Anthony, Perles could not understand how a man of McGloster’s size was not committed and had not received any scholarship offers. They met for about 30 minutes in St. Anthony’s main office. Perles said he was impressed with what McGloster possessed. More than anything else, he liked his size and his tutelage under Hurley, the school’s legendary high school basketball coach. During their conversation, McGloster told Perles that he commuted 45 minutes per day via train to get to school.Perles asked a secretary for McGloster’s grades, which were quality, he said. That same afternoon, Perles asked a secretary about McGloster’s attendance. He had missed only three days of high school, two of which were because he was sick. The third was because of a relative’s death. Perles grew more interested, but he was skeptical. McGloster had picked up zero football or basketball offers and was considering a “prep year,” or fifth year of high school. Nobody recognized his name. There was no of video of him. Perles called other high school football coaches. Nothing. He questioned how a kid of McGloster’s size and maturity was such an unknown. “It was the most baffling, strangest thing I’ve ever seen,” said Perles, now a player personnel scout for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Perles asked McGloster to send over video. At this point, anything would suffice. McGloster sent over an iPhone video of him slam-dunking a basketball in his backyard. Fourteen dunks. Perles said he drove to the backyard to ensure the rim was 10 feet above the ground, because McGloster made it seem more like seven or eight feet.That was all the evidence Syracuse needed. McGloster was invited to a camp near SU, and Shafer asked him to make an unofficial visit. In his office at Manley Field House, Shafer sat with McGloster, his brother and his father. When Shafer offered him that day, McGloster wore a wide grin. He accepted and returned to SU three days later for workouts, the start of a five-year career for the Orange. “To this day, I still think about what happened,” said McGloster’s mother. “It was so fast. We were so blessed.”McGloster has come from basketball benchwarmer to football backup to a regular on the Syracuse offensive line in what are now his final weeks of college football. He said he was “really struggling” at SU and contemplated quitting because he played in only six games over his first two seasons. But NFL agents have been calling all season, his father said. Above all, he said he will never forget how his career began: thanks to an attendance sheet, and a double take through a glass door in the main office at St. Anthony. Comments Published on November 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Andersen introduced as Wisconsin’s new head coach

first_imgFormer Utah State head coach Gary Andersen was officially introduced as Wisconsin\’s 29th head football coach Dec. 21.Friday morning Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez finally introduced his new head football coach: Gary Andersen.In his introductory press conference alongside Alvarez, UW’s 29th head coach expressed not only his excitement to be with the program and a commitment to developing his players on and off the field, but also showed how well-spoken he is, giving Badger fans a strong first impression of their new head coach.The former Utah State head coach came within a field goal of upsetting Wisconsin Sept. 12. After his brief experience at Camp Randall, Andersen said when Alvarez offered him the job, no persuasion was necessary.“Coach Alvarez didn’t have to make a pitch,” Andersen said. “The pitch was made when I got to spend three hours out on that field. When coach offered me the job I just said ‘yes.’ I think (Alvarez) was shocked. I didn’t ask any more questions, I just had my hand in the air.” While Andersen was more than excited to accept the position, Alvarez said that he didn’t offer the job to anyone else but Andersen and interviewed three different candidates. Alvarez also went on to add that Andersen – who led the Aggies to an 11-2 season just four years after taking over a perennial loser – had a philosophy that matched Wisconsin’s football brand.“All the things he believed in, I believed in,” Alvarez said. “The whole package was there. I thought he would be the perfect fit for our fans, for our players and for everyone associated with our program.”Prior to taking over the Utah State program, Andersen served as the defensive coordinator at Utah. During his time with the Aggies, he transformed the defense to one of the best in the league and this year USU currently sits eighth in the country in scoring defense, allowing an average of 15.4 points per game. Andersen’s defense isn’t the same as the one the Badgers have employed in the past, but the fundamentals are still there, according to Alvarez. While the defense will maintain a similar feel, questions about the offense have arisen as Andersen ran a spread offense at USU.True to Wisconsin’s pro-style, running tradition, the first question Andersen faced in the his first press conference with the Wisconsin media concerned what offensive strategy will be used.“We will be a power run team,” Andersen said. “We will use tight ends and multiple sets … I believe we’ll be a football team that will be run-first, and our goal and our mindset and our want will be to wear you down as the game goes on and to out tough you and out physical you. (It’s an) easy thing to sit up on the podium and say, but that will be the mindset, and that’s the way it’s always been whenever I’ve had the opportunity to coach a football team.”After accepting the position Andersen said he contacted each of his former players and gave them a chance to react to the news to him personally. Just days after winning the 2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl with a 41-15 decision over Toledo, Andersen admitted his players were not thrilled, but that they understood the situation.“Why was it so important to me? Because the kids deserve that,” Andersen explained. “If they’re frustrated, they deserve to tell me they’re frustrated, which not one of them was. I’m not going to tell you they were doing back flips, but they understood the situation. They understand the University of Wisconsin. They understand, because a lot of them were here and it helped them. They were able to be on that field. They were able to see the stands, the crowd, the city, so that made it much easier for every one of those young men.”Andersen noted that he would not be bringing any of his former players – including his son Keegan who is a sophomore tight end for the Aggies – or other recruits to Wisconsin. This seems to wipe away previous speculation that Utah State’s deal-threat quarterback, sophomore Chuckie Keeton, would become a Badger. With few ties in the Midwest, recruiting certainly was an important question surrounding the new head coach. Andersen made it clear that any great coach should be able to attract any player, whether previous ties exist or not. “Good coaches, good recruiters can walk into any living room and show what a university is,” Andersen said. “A lot of coaches like to talk about, oh, when you’re a recruiter, you’ve got to sell your university. No, you don’t, not here. You have to show what you have. You have to get young men on campus. You have to get the mentor or the parents or the coach or whoever it may be on campus, and there’s just – you just have to show who you are and what you have. There’s no selling.”As Andersen starts to assemble his staff – bringing some of his former assistants with him – he did indicate that he will keep defensive backs coach Ben Strickland on staff and will work on pursuing other key assistants who are mulling other offers. Bret Bielema’s predecessor also confirmed after the show that defensive coordinator Dave Aranda will join him in Madison. As Andersen starts to interact with the Wisconsin players, he said he will work to establish a strong relationship with them – they are his “kids” too. But the new head coach also spoke of the importance of establishing the foundational motivations within the program.“The hardest thing to break down and build in my opinion is the belief to win,” Andersen said. “There’s something to be said about that. It’s not in a bottle. It’s not magic dust that you sprinkle over the top of their heads. It’s an expectation that they work all year to do, and these young men expect to win. Because of that, every year is a challenge, and every year is a different set of challenges … I know the young men that are here, and we’re excited to continue a winning tradition. It’s a little different than the team we took over last time for sure.”last_img read more