Bogor imposes curfew amid rise in COVID-19 cases

first_imgBogor Mayor Bima Arya said police and military personnel would be deployed to enforce the curfew.“We will monitor the situation every night. We want to raise people’s awareness that the current situation is alarming,” Bima said on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: Indonesia sees record high in COVID-19 cases for third day runningHe added that he would issue a regulation that stipulated sanctions for violators, which would range from social punishments to fines.According to the National COVID-19 Task Force’s website www.covid19.co.id, Bogor was declared a red zone on Thursday – meaning a high level of virus transmission had been detected.On Saturday, health authorities confirmed 21 new COVID-19 cases in Bogor, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the city to 574. Twenty-nine residents have died while 334 others have recovered from the disease. (aly)Topics : Bogor municipality in West Java has imposed a curfew to limit out-of-home activities at night after health authorities confirmed an increasing trend in COVID-19 cases across the city.Malls will be required to close at 6 p.m. and people will be prohibited from conducting outdoor activities after 9 p.m.The order was issued after the Bogor administration decided to impose micro and community-scale social restrictions for two weeks starting Saturday to contain the high rate of COVID-19 transmission in the region.last_img read more

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Nacho Monreal could play against Tottenham before completing Real Sociedad transfer

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 29 Aug 2019 9:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Nacho Monreal is set to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Nacho Monreal could make a farewell appearance for the club in Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham before joining Real Sociedad.The Spaniard is believed to have agreed personal terms with the San Sebastian club that will see him return to Spain after seven years in England.Monreal played 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool last weekend but Unai Emery is happy to let the 33-year-old leave following the arrival of Kieran Tierney from Celtic.The European transfer window closes on September 2nd but – without the injured Tierney – Arsenal remain light at left-back and Emery is considering giving Monreal a farewell appearance on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Monreal could be given a farewell appearance (Picture: Getty)It could mean that Monreal’s final appearance for the club comes against arch rivals Tottenham and he’ll be allowed to leave within 24 hours to return to Spain.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery admitted last weekend that Monreal could be on his way out of the club.‘Some players can leave but we cannot sign another and it depends a little over the next days how we can decide about some circumstances with some players,’ admitted Emery.‘With Nacho one possibility is open and we are going to speak about that.’MORE: Which teams can Chelsea get in the Champions League group stage draw? Nacho Monreal could play against Tottenham before completing Real Sociedad transferlast_img read more

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Mega makeover at quirky Gold Coast family home

first_img258 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The house was perfectly positioned and the style was very quirky which was originally Jack’s doing when he built it. It is definitely a home full of character.” Ms Lindberg said she spent a quarter of a million dollars renovating the house and invited the Middletons back to see the transformation. “They were blown away with how much it had changed,” she said. She said the previous owners had become good friends with her family and they regularly caught up. “Jack really loved it and we kept some of his original style which he was over the moon about,” she said. 258 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.“I call it the koala corridor and it is a lovely sight that makes you feel like you’re living among nature.”Rain, hail or shine the views were always amazing, she said. 258 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.Timber and stone create a homely feel while raked ceilings add to the quirkiness. The property features stained glass windows at the entry, a stone wall in the foyer and eclectic pendant lighting throughout, but Ms Lindberg said it was the view that left everyone breathless. “I am always out on that balcony and when you look down into the valley, you can see a belt of gumtrees with koalas hiding among the leaves,” she said. 258 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.AS SOON as the for-sale sign went up at 258 Simpsons Rd almost five years ago the Lindberg family was quick to act. Tracy Lindberg bought the house the same day and said there was something about Simpsons Rd that she loved. “It was one of my favourite streets in Currumbin Waters and every time I’d drive by I really admired the position of the houses,” she said. 258 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.“When this house came on the market I thought the opportunity to live here had finally arrived.“I think it is one of the hidden gems of the Gold Coast, it is only four minutes to the beach and six to the shopping centre.”Ms Lindberg said she had become close friends with the original owners Jack and Phyllis Middleton, who built the house 35 years ago. “The couple were both in their late 80s when we bought it off them,” she said.last_img read more

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first_imgBrazil: Siemens is to supply 40 railcars worth US$70m to CPTM of São Paulo under an agreement with Mitsui of Japan.Canada: North Ltd of Australia has purchased 11 GE Dash-9 locomotives for C$26·6m, to be operated by its Iron Ore Company of Canada subsidiary.CN has taken delivery of the first of 300 centre-beam lumber wagons, manufactured by National Steel Car and leased from NorRail for C$22m.China: Hong Kong MTR Corp has selected Bank of China to install automatic teller machines at 48 stations by mid-1998.Congo: Railweight has supplied a Weighline in-track vehicle weigher to CFCO.Denmark: Semco Vakuumteknik is to supply 2320 vacuum toilets to German Railway and complete toilet compartment modules for Stadler GTW 2/6 railcars.Germany: Waggonfabrik Talbot has won orders for 12 Talent diesel railcars worth DM36m for delivery by early 1999; eight will go to Regio-Bahn Kaarst-Mettmann, and four to Dortmund-Markische Eisenbahn.Great Britain: Railtrack has ordered two train describers from Vaughan Harmon Systems to replace units at Glasgow Central and Motherwell.Iran: CSEE Transport of France has won a FFr30·5m subcontract from China North Industry Corp to provide a TVM300 automatic train control system for Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Corp’s 42 km Ayatollah Kashani – Mehr-Shahr suburban route.Israel: IR has ordered three shunting locos from GEC Alsthom Transporte of Spain, to the same design supplied to Swiss Federal Railways (8.96 p474).Malaysia: The 70 Bombardier-built trains for Kuala Lumpur’s Putra automated light metro (p617) will be fitted with auxiliary power units from Rolls-Royce Industrial Controls to provide 415V AC for air-conditioning and propulsion cooling, as well as 48V DC.Puerto Rico: Meister Electronic is supplying passenger information equipment for 32 Siemens Tren Urbano LRVs.Slovakia: Bell Canada, Noram Ltd and EDC have signed a 12-month US$10m contract to modernise ZSR’s telecommunications. Work has begun on laying optical cable between Kosice and Zilina. South Africa: Sarcc is seeking to use a US$60m loan from the Japanese government to finance refurbishment of its 4635-car EMU fleet under a sale-rebuild-leaseback agreement.Cape Metropolitan Council has approved plans for a 4·5 km two-station Metrorail extension to Khayelitsha, and a programme to reduce fare evasion.Spain: Madrid metro trainsets being built by GEC Alsthom Transporte will be fitted with RM 2000 radio equipment from Matra Communication’s Spanish subsidiary. USA: UP is to replace its Computer Aided Dispatching system by 2000, introducing CAD III technology that will integrate main line and terminal planning.Zimbabwe: NRZ has called tenders for electrification between Harare station and Msasa yard, and for telecommunications equipment to be installed between Bulawayo and Dabuka.last_img read more

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Kalibo, Malay towns nab 91 curfew violators

first_imgThis province, which has 600,000residents, has closed its borders. People are barred from entering or leavingthe province after three Aklanons were confirmed positive for the COVID-19 onMarch 27.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) KALIBO, Aklan – Ninety-one curfewviolators were arrested here and in Malay town following the implementation ofthe enhanced community quarantine in this province in a bid to curb the spreadof the coronavirus disease 2019. On the other hand, the Malay municipalpolice station recorded 21 persons found around the streets of mainland Malayand in the world-famous Boracay Island during curfew hours. The police stations have filed cases forresistance and disobedience against the said violators. Malay chief of police, LieutenantColonel Jonathan Pablito urged the cooperation of the public in preventing thetransmission of the COVID-19.center_img Local government units in Aklan placedan 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew to encourage its residents to remain indoors as oneof the precautionary measures against the spread of the virus. Personnel of the Malay municipal police station assist in transporting stranded Russian tourists going to the Cagban Jetty Port in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on March 30. The Russians will be brought to the Kalibo International Airport and will eventually be sent back to their country with the help of the Russian Embassy. MALAY PS MASALIGAN Authorities here nabbed 70 curfewviolators from March 18 to March 29, a data from the Kalibo municipal policestation showed. last_img read more

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Tip Leads to Drug Bust

first_imgMETAMORA, Ind — Five Franklin County residents have been arrested following a drug bust.A tip prompted the Franklin County Drug Task Force to initiate an investigation on April 18.Task force officers went to Metamora to serve a felony warrant for theft on Erika Grundy.She was placed in custody while officers searched the rest of the home.Four other individuals, Brian Allen, Tressa Ison, Lisa Marcum and Zachary Washburn were found in the residence.After obtaining a search warrant, police say they discovered hypodermic needles, drug paraphernalia, and a substance believed to be heroin.All five occupants of the residence were transported to the Franklin County Security Center.last_img read more

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More robust players needed for Hong Kong Sevens

first_img… Squad in strength and conditioning phaseGUYANA’S green machine must up their style of play if it is to match with the best in the Rugby world when they head to the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens series, according to head coach Kenneth Grant-Stuart. Stuart, in an invited comment said that the National side, who were hampered over the December period due to weather, will need to pick up if they are to take the game to their opponents.“What I’ve encountered in December in Trinidad and Tobago, we realised that our game has to be more robust, more physical, going into Hong Kong because it’s a higher level of competition,” the head coach stated.“The guys are aware of their requirements and I think everyone is mentally prepared. Just that we have to do the work now and get ourselves to that level.”Another key factor heading to the April 7-9 event will be the physical stature of the Guyanese players.Grant-Stuart stated, “We have other stuff that we are working with in terms of speed and mobility and the fitness that we are trying to take into this Hong Kong game. We’re trying to take it so much higher; I don’t think size will be much to worry about.”“Nevertheless we are still trying to get some robust men of good quality and size in the line-up. Hopefully we get Kevin McKenzie and Rupert Giles. One of the guys out here Rondel McArthur could match those body types,” the coach added.Meanwhile the cohesiveness of the final team was also a question raised to the coach who contended that the amount of time the players spend together in training does not depent on him.“It is for the union to put together the team earlier, bring all the players who have to come in early so we can have that togetherness. We are basically doing fitness. Mr Barrington Brown is taking them through mostly strength and conditioning.”With training set for today, tomorrow, Thursday and Saturday, the shortlisted squad have just under three months to get themselves ready for their third chance in the spotlight among the big teams.last_img read more

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Deep Syracuse attack proves overwhelming for Bryant in second half

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 13, 2013 at 12:42 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 It’s a head-scratching puzzle for opposing coaches to solve. The Syracuse offense and its abundance of offensive riches leave opposing head coaches searching for ways to at least slow it. Shutting it down is an impossibility.Mike Pressler rattles off the numbers of the Orange’s offensive weapons. Kevin Rice’s No. 2. Billy Ward’s No. 3. Derek Maltz’s No. 7. Dylan Donahue’s No. 17. He doesn’t even mention SU’s dynamic midfield line featuring Tewaaraton finalist JoJo Marasco.Pressler’s team did well on some of them — Bryant kept Maltz off the score sheet and for the most part kept the midfielders at bay. But there’s too much to game plan for. Take away Maltz and Marasco, and Rice and Donahue get open. Take someone else away, and Ward can make a play.“To win a playoff game, a lot of times it’s got to be the other guys, and we kind of got a handle on the key guys and then ‘Their other guys’ made the plays to win,” Pressler said. “And that’s a tribute to a very good team, which obviously Syracuse is.”For nearly thirty minutes, though, the Bulldogs had an answer. Their zone defense confounded the Syracuse’s potent offense, keeping the attacks away from the cage and leaving the midfielders to fire long-range shots. It wasn’t until Donahue’s game-tying goal from the crease with five seconds left in the first half that the Orange got a good, clean look inside.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen the floodgates opened.No. 1-seed Syracuse (14-3) found an offensive rhythm in the second half of its 12-7 NCAA tournament first-round victory, solving BU’s perplexing zone and scoring seven goals to dash any hope of a Bryant (8-11) upset in front of 2,826 in the Carrier Dome on Sunday. Rice scored a game-high four points, and Donahue added three more to make up for a two-point Marasco outing and a scoreless one from Maltz.“We had some success playing it different ways in the beginning,” Bryant goaltender Gunnar Waldt said. “A couple times we didn’t play it the way we kind of were thinking we drew it up, but I thought we played well. They had a couple good chances and they capitalized.”The Bulldogs raced out to a 4-0 lead — its offense led by midfielder Kevin Massa’s spectacular performance at the faceoff X, and its defense stifling in its zone set. For seven and a half minutes, BU shut out the Orange.Syracuse struggled to get inside, and when it did Waldt was there to gobble up the shot. Midfielder Luke Cometti finally scored on a bouncer from 10 yards out to get SU on the board with 7:29 left in the first quarter. Rice tossed his first goal in off a scramble in front of the net and midfielder Matt Walters cranked a long-range bouncer of his own. SU got goals, but they didn’t come easily.Until the final seconds of the half when Donahue finally broke through.The attack got open on the crease to beat Waldt with five seconds left and tie the game at five.“We knew we were going to get our shots off if we were patient offensively,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said.The offense came alive. When the Orange dug itself into the early four-goal hole the possessions were scarce and ended abruptly with a turnover.In the second half the possessions were still scarce, but SU made them count.Rice opened the frame with a feed from behind the net to Cometti charging to the net. He scored three and a half minutes later, five yards away from the crease on the left side. Donahue scored two more around the cage, and Ward added one off a feed from Rice. After scoring just one settled goal along the crease in the first half, all seven second-half scores came near the net.“We knew we might get into a situation with limited possessions,” Rice said, “so we knew we had to make the most of those opportunities.”Bryant’s seven goals came from just three players. Syracuse’s 12 came from eight. Pressler felt his team did a relatively good job on Marasco, Cometti and Scott Loy, but the first midfield line still combined for six points.Even when the Bulldogs did neutralize that top line, there was someone there to pick the Orange up. With the midfield cut off, Donahue and Rice played their two-man game down low. When the defense keyed on one of them, Ward made a play.It’s a group that’s impossible to stop; there are too many options. BU could only try to contain it.“There’s a lot of weapons out there. … In playoff lacrosse, to win, you’ve got to have that,” Pressler said. “And that’s where Syracuse had it today and we didn’t.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories ONE DOWN: Syracuse overcomes early deficit, woes at faceoff X to beat Bryant in first round of NCAA tournamentLamolinara shakes off early mistakes to shut out Bryant in 4th quarterMassa dominates faceoff X for BryantConroy, Palasek suspensions to continue after violation of team ruleslast_img read more

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USG senator creates guide for undocumented students

first_imgHelping hand · Undergraduate Student Government Sen. Sabrina Enriquez is putting together a resource guide for undocumented students. – Beverly Pham | Daily TrojanUndergraduate Student Government Residential Senator Sabrina Enriquez is working on a resource guide for prospective and continuing students who are undocumented immigrants, which she hopes to release on USG’s website before Thanksgiving break.In June, Enriquez attended the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Washington, D.C.At the conference, she took part in a workshop on the necessity of providing resources and centers for undocumented students.After the conference, Enriquez researched what resources USC has to offer undocumented students and found that there is no University-wide policy regarding undocumented students or a center for the students on campus.Enriquez set out to make a guide so that undocumented students have some direction when completing the Common Application, finding scholarships they are eligible for and receiving support on campus from the Latina/o, Black and Asian Pacific American student assemblies.“[Undocumented students] are the most marginalized — they’re marginalized in the public sphere and being students who are paying to come to this University, they’re offered no help or guidance,” Enriquez said. “My long-term goal is to have a resource center [for undocumented students] like they have at UC Davis, UC Berkeley and all the other UCs.”USG President Rini Sampath said the move is part of a larger effort by USG to support underrepresented students.“One of our priorities this year has been to bring these marginalized students to the forefront, and I think that’s what this initiative reflects,” she said. “I know we have a greater purpose in student government through our cultural assemblies and our committees to serve students who come from various communities and … creating a resource guide is one of the ways to tackle the lack of administrative attention to undocumented students.”Enriquez’s guide addresses if undocumented students can attend USC and helps prospective students in filling out the Common Application, advising them to leave their resident status and Social Security numbers blank.The guide also provides students with a list of scholarships that do not require the applicant to be a U.S. citizen or legal resident to ensure that undocumented students have the opportunity to attend college despite the fact that many of them are not eligible for financial aid or federal work study.Enriquez said few undocumented students apply to USC because they are misinformed about University policies.“We’re missing out on so many top-tier students because they don’t know that they can come here or the resources aren’t available for them to come here,” Enriquez said. “How can we claim that we are recruiting the best and the brightest when an entire population is being left out?”Because immigration laws are constantly in flux, Enriquez wants the University to hire counselors who are knowledgeable about policies regarding undocumented students so they can guide these students in accordance to laws regarding their status and on finding the right federal resources. She also wants counselors to provide these students with information on finding affordable housing near campus and resources to ensure that undocumented students do not have to take extensive leaves of absence to work in order to pay for college.Enriquez said building a strong community on campus is another one of her priorities.“I think that by building these communities and networks, it will not only take away the stigma, but also encourage those [undocumented students] who are here to reach out and join these communities and feel more empowered because this is their university as much as [it is] anyone else’s,” Enriquez said.Sampath said the University lacks accessible data on undocumented students and their experience at USC.“We really don’t know what our undocumented student demographic looks like because at the moment there aren’t any statistics or public information about them in regards to USC,” Sampath said. “I think what step one should be is figuring out how can we serve these students by bringing their voices to light and then addressing those concerns based on their needs.”last_img read more

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‘A fantastic route’: How Syracuse benefits from Scandinavia-to-US college soccer movement

first_imgA town 243 miles north of Oslo, Norway, opened a new realm of Syracuse men’s soccer recruiting. In 2012, Ian McIntyre spent time in Trondheim, Norway, making home visits and sitting on sidelines in frigid cold temperatures that dropped near -4 degrees Fahrenheit.“Those guys are far tougher than we are,” McIntyre joked of the cold.Between tiny airports and a cross-country trip in his car, McIntyre spent “the coldest night of my life” alongside Kim Moe Krohn, watching Oyvind Alseth train at 11 p.m. Alseth, part of a 2013 class which included SU’s first two Norwegian players ever, had worked with Krohn to help find a way to a United States college.Krohn is the co-founder of College Scholarships USA, an Oslo and United Kingdom-based company predicated on finding Scandinavian and U.K.-based recruits a path to U.S. colleges. The company has grown tremendously since its birth in 2007 as a U.K.-based service established by former college roommates Krohn and Stewart Stanbra. It has since provided SU some of its top talent over the last five years.SU’s current team features four players that found their way through the service: Jonathan Hagman (Sweden), Severin Soerlie (Norway), Sondre Norheim (Norway) and Petter Stangeland (Norway). They’ve accounted for 15 of the Orange’s 47 points, including a three-goal performance from Hagman on Monday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCSUSA has helped 16 players find homes at ACC schools, 11 of them currently enrolled. Syracuse tops the list in both categories, receiving six players total from the agency, which doubles Virginia Tech’s second-place total of three.“I think we are always in a position to get their best players,” SU assistant coach Jukka Masalin said.While U.S. soccer culture was once thought of as inferior, Emil Kumlin said, the improvement of the talent level in college soccer is consistent with the progress Major League Soccer has made. It’s now seen as an attractive path for top international soccer players — continuing education while competing in high-level college soccer.Nicolay Netskar, a sports consultant at College Scholarships USA and a former client, said when he began playing at Buffalo, he was the only one from any of the three clubs he played for in Norway to attend a U.S. college. Now, there are four to six.“People have maybe opened their eyes a little bit for soccer in the states,” he said.Monday against Akron, Hagman cracked a smile as he locked his eyes on Soerlie. Seconds earlier, Soerlie challenged the goalkeeper and sent a sliding shot at his feet, which was deflected.But Hagman was right there to clean it up. His first goal of the season quickly became his second and third. Soerlie hopped on Hagman’s back, and the team celebrated around its hero. If not for two forged paths to the United States 15 years prior, he may have never been there.Max Freund | Asst. Photo EditorJonathan Hagman plays on the ball. He’s one of the four SU player to find their way to the Orange through College Scholarships USA. ***Fifteen years ago, Stanbra like most young soccer players in the United Kingdom, looked for a path to professional soccer through the club system.In the U.K., like many countries outside of the United States, there is typically a split between people pursuing athletics and people seeking an education at a university. Stanbra said he had grown used to the mindset that when you didn’t go pro, your career was over.When it dawned on him quickly that he “wasn’t quite good enough,” he remembered an older player on his club team had found his way to a U.S. college. In the early days of the internet, Stanbra searched the web to discover what options he had. Though unsure of what he wanted, he found his way to Canisius College in 2003.He realized where he stood: He fell short of his soccer goals but salvaged his career through his pursuit of an education at a U.S. college.“It dawned on me quite quickly that this is a fantastic route for people like me who were aspiring athletes,” Stanbra said.He helped his brother find his way to the U.S. Then a few friends. He recognized his knowledge about a relatively untapped market and began writing a business plan in his freshman year. The next year, he transferred to South Carolina Upstate and was randomly assigned Krohn as his roommate, who also self-found his way to the U.S.Krohn acknowledged the Norwegian market hadn’t been touched. Since English proficiency and financial grants are all at a higher level in Scandinavia than many other European countries, Krohn said, attending a U.S. college is a seamless transition in Scandinavian countries.As they developed the idea, they employed the help of USC Upstate business Professor Jeff Smith, then a first-year teacher of entrepreneurship.Immediately intrigued by the idea, Smith found an office on the third floor of the administrative building for them to work.“They created a potential industry,” Smith said.Stanbra and Krohn’s first financial statement listed just a cell phone and a laptop. They established themselves as middlemen while they determined, with Smith’s help, the direction of the business.Each day, Krohn and Stanbra spent hours going over their plan and took detailed notes on their business model. They wrote questions down for Smith and went to his office to talk. One day, Smith, Stanbra and Krohn had been conversing for a while.“I have to step out of the room for a minute,” Smith remembered he said at one point, rising anxiously from his seat.Smith didn’t quite know how to say why he couldn’t wait any longer. He needed to go to the bathroom. As if Stanbra and Krohn didn’t even notice, they followed him down the hallway and into the restroom, continuing to bounce ideas off each other the entire way.Stanbra admitted they made early mistakes — including funneling 50 percent of their money into Google ads. But it helped them create an understanding of what they had. This is a personal business: They’re asking someone’s son or daughter to move 3,000 miles away, Stanbra said, and they should be trusted to do it.“You can’t sell that through an ad or a poster,” Stanbra said.The 10 to 12 month process with a certain player is often initiated by an email, and then a CSUSA employee matches up with a client and forms a checklist: taking SATs, acquiring student visas, contacting schools, applying and determining scholarship eligibility.To contact clients, the two traveled to Denmark and other Scandinavian countries, presenting 20 times in five days. They slept some nights in Krohn’s mother’s car, Stanbra said, and others in a tent.They formed relationships with coaches at all levels. Some, like McIntyre and Masalin, they met in their early days of coaching, during the SU duo’s time together at Hartwick. Now, they have a network of “thousands” of coaches.Looking back at the the business plan he helped the two put together, Smith immediately highlighted the executive statement. It’s the first page of the business plan, but Smith always instructs it to be written last. Make it quick — under two pages — and to the point, he said.He singled out the first line: “College Scholarships USA will be a market leader in recruiting and placing talented student athletes in US colleges and universities.“Boom,” Smith said.***Syracuse is among the most intimate of the relationships that the company has formed over the years. Krohn and Masalin have had a consistent stream of contact throughout the years, and the two have conversed about players when they come up.Kumlin estimates that he speaks to Masalin about three or four times a year, and Masalin said he checks in with Krohn a couple of times a month. Krohn contacts Masalin whenever he finds a player fit for Syracuse, Kumlin said, and Masalin trusts Krohn enough that Masalin visits the player in person.“He’s going to come to me and say, why don’t you have a look at this guy?” Masalin said.Max Freund | Asst. Photo EditorSondre Norheim kicks the ball up in the air. In 2012, Stanbra accompanied Masalin as he scouted striker Emil Ekblom. Sensing the height of the moment, Ekblom missed badly a golden chance on a penalty kick. Most are obsessed with results, Stanbra said, but he was impressed by how good a “soccer analyst” Masalin was by looking past the mistake. Ekblom came to SU the same year as Alseth, and the two scored a combined 74 points in their time with the Orange — Ekblom scored 42 in two years before he left to pursue a professional contract in Norway.One year, Masalin made three trips to Oslo over a four-month period. Other years, when SU doesn’t have a specific need, are quiet.“It doesn’t matter if I have a five-star right back,” Kumlin said. “If Jukka and Ian (don’t) need that, then I need to go somewhere else.”But when SU needed a center back, Krohn recommended Norheim. When Kumlin left Blue Chip, another recruiting company, to head CSUSA’s expansion to the Swedish market in 2014, his idea for a Scandinavian showcase attracted the likes of Hagman. Kumlin had seen Hagman play for AIK-Stroudsburg. As team captain, his touch on the ball, passing ability and leadership immediately stood out.Kumlin said Akron and Duke “wanted Hagman bad,” but Kumlin contacted Syracuse first, thinking Hagman would be a good fit. When Hagman and Masalin first spoke, both were hooked.Soerlie first came to the U.S. through College Scholarships USA to attend Gardner-Webb. He admitted “Syracuse” and “Gardner-Webb” didn’t trigger a difference in his mind at the time. After his freshman year, he told his parents that if he played well the next season, he’d transfer. After the season, he called Krohn.Many preached the company stays with players throughout the college years. If all seems well, Kumlin will check in with his clients once in the preseason and once at the end of the season. But if there’s a need for a switch, they’ll jump on it.Recently, Masalin said the “transfer market” has exploded, and four-year players are rare. The Orange take advantage of this, though. The NCAA has blackout periods in recruiting, but there aren’t restrictions for schools like Syracuse contacting College Scholarships USA.The company can do recruiting of its own, gathering data from players they feel are fit for U.S. colleges. CSUSA settles the logistics, so when the recruiting gates open, the Orange are ready to pounce.SU attracted Soerlie via transfer, and he’s started four of his first five games for the Orange. With no American equivalent to recruit transfers, schools like Syracuse have the advantage.Max Freund | Asst. Photo EditorSeverin Soerlie slides in for a goal in SU’s matchup with Hofstra. It was the first goal of the season for the transfer from Gardner-Webb. College Scholarships USA has grown from a staff of just Stanbra and Krohn to 16 full-time members. Its first class sent out 38 students in 2009, Stanbra said, and the most recent one sent 275. Next year, the company expects to help 350 to 400 international players get to U.S. colleges.Already benefiting more than any other team in the ACC, the Orange are in a position of power.“You get the players’ videos. You get to know them, talk to them,” Masalin said. “If you feel like it’s a good fit, you’re going to go on with it.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on October 3, 2018 at 12:14 am Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more

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