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Pentagon’s deputy inspector general resigns; latest in watchdog role to depart

first_img“I believe the time has come for me to step down and allow others to perform this vital role,” Fine said in a statement.”The role of Inspectors General is a strength of our system of government. They provide independent oversight to help improve government operations in a transparent way,” Fine added.Fine had been performing the duties of the Pentagon’s lead inspector general when he was removed by Trump in early April. In that role, he had been charged with overseeing the government’s $2.3 trillion coronavirus response before Trump removed him.Fine reverted to being the No. 2 official in the inspector general’s office after his ouster as the acting inspector general. Democratic lawmakers praised Fine and said his resignation was a blow to accountability.”There can be no doubt that this is a direct result of President Trump’s actions,” Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who leads the Committee on Oversight and Reform, said on Tuesday.Earlier in May, Trump ousted Christi Grimm, who led the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General. He accused her of having produced a “fake dossier” on shortages at American hospitals on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak.Grimm was testifying before a congressional committee on Tuesday.In April, the Republican president notified Congress that he was firing Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the US intelligence community. Atkinson was involved in triggering a probe last year that resulted in Trump’s impeachment.  Topics :center_img The Defense Department’s deputy inspector general resigned on Tuesday, more than a month after President Donald Trump removed him as the Pentagon’s acting inspector general, becoming the latest official in a federal oversight role to depart.Glenn Fine’s resignation comes after the Trump administration removed him and three other government inspectors general, who seek to root out government waste, fraud and abuse, in recent weeks.Most recently the State Department’s inspector general, Steve Linick, was fired. That ousting prompted heavy criticism from senior Democratic lawmakers.last_img read more

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Robert Pires claims Arsenal are ‘still sick’ from Unai Emery’s reign after Norwich City draw

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Dec 2019 9:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link510Shares Advertisement Robert Pires claims Arsenal are ‘still sick’ from Unai Emery’s reign after Norwich City draw Advertisement Freddie Ljungberg and Robert Pires trained Arsenal’s players this week (Getty Images)‘The bottom line is that the team is still sick.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Freddie or someone else, they are going to have find the right medicine.‘They are going to have to be patient but this is a little bit what has been happening since the start of the season.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We are weak, we are not calm.‘When you are lacking confidence, you take less responsibility. You try fewer things.‘I think going forward things look very good, but defensively, and Freddie knows this, with Per, a lot of work is required.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Robert Pires says Arsenal are ‘still sick’ from Unai Emery’s reign (Getty Images)Robert Pires believes Arsenal’s players are ‘still sick’ from Unai Emery’s reign following their draw with Norwich City.Freddie Ljungberg took charge of Arsenal for the first time as interim manager but was unable to secure a victory as his side were held at Carrow Road on Sunday.Norwich went in front on two occasions but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice to salvage a point for the Gunners.And Pires, who was part of Arsenal’s first-team training session with Ljungberg this week, admits the team are still lacking confidence despite Emery’s departure.ADVERTISEMENT‘This was a complicated and difficult game, stressful even sometimes,’ Pires told Canal Plus after Arsenal’s draw with Norwich. Commentlast_img read more

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Secluded location makes this home one of Brisbane’s hidden secrets

first_imgMore from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019287i Kenmore Road, Fig Tree Pocket.The striking steel and cedar timber residence at 287i Kenmore Rd is a multi-level, architect-designed build, within 10km of the Brisbane CBD. The median house price at Fig Tree Pocket is $1,057,500, according to realestate.com.au.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Dream Home: Buderim02:08 Related videos 02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:32Mediterranean style mansion with wine cave02:10Dream Home: Manly01:31Lana’s Dream Home: favourite rooms01:19Dream Home: Buderim Qld01:36Dream Home: BrookfieldNGU Real Estate CEO Emil Juresic said the house had everything a house hunter could wish for.“This property was built to entertain and nothing has been sacrificed in the quest to achieve premium quality,” he said. 287i Kenmore Road, Fig Tree Pocket.Other features of the property include a media room with surround sound and a projection screen, as well as a large office with built-in shelving, and a kitchen equipped with a butler’s pantry and teppanyaki hotplate.The owners are relocating within the suburb. 287i Kenmore Road, Fig Tree Pocket.AN internal swimming pool and a motorised dumbwaiter are just some of the many impressive features of Fig Tree Pocket’s finest riverside secret.The four-bedroom, five-bathroom property is on the banks of the Brisbane River, on a parcel of prime bushland at the end of a cul-de-sac. Its secluded location makes this one of the suburb’s most impressive secrets.last_img read more

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SE Ind. Correctional Facility Celebrates Inmate Achievement

first_imgOver 150 offenders participated in a graduation ceremony at Madison Correctional Facility on June 12.Several offenders are making the most of it while facing incarceration in Southeast Indiana. Over 150 female offenders participated in the semiannual graduation celebration at the Madison Correctional Facility.Inmates successfully completed various programs including Therapeautic Community, Residential Reformative Reentry Program, Department of Labor Apprenticeships, IN2WORK program, Business Technology, and the START program. Nine offenders also completed the Test Assessing Secondary Completion exam.Several of the graduates were participating in the graduation ceremony for completing more than one program.Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner Bruce Lemmon spoke of Indiana as being a state that focuses on rehabilitation rather than punishment and noted that studies have shown that the more programs an offender participates in, the less likely they are to reoffend.  These programs give offenders the tools to maintain sobriety and get a job upon their release.Madison Mayor Damon Welch, the keynote speaker, stated, “These young ladies are part of our community and are going to make a mark wherever they end up going in life.”The Madison Correctional Facility is located in Madison on the State Mental Hospital Grounds and was founded in 1989. Madison is a minimum security facility that houses approximately 700 offenders.  They have approximately 20 work crews supporting the City of Madison and other community and state agencies.last_img read more

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James Edward Struewing, age 88

first_imgJames Edward Struewing, age 88, of Batesville, Indiana passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Born on August 25, 1928 in Morris, Indiana he was the son of George and Estella (nee: Grunkemeyer) Struewing.  He married Kathleen Joan Etter on May 30, 1953 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville.Jim graduated from St. Anthony Catholic Grade School in Morris, Indiana and then Batesville High School in 1946.  He went on to serve in the US Army.  After serving in the army, Jim worked for the US Postal Service for many years until his retirement.  That didn’t last for long as he went on to work for the Office Shop and then Tri-County Financial until the age of 80. Jim was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council #1461 and the VFW Post #3183.Jim was a huge baseball fan and he was a loyal Cincinnati Reds follower.  He was an umpire for little league baseball for many years.  He and his wife Kathleen enjoyed traveling and heading out west was a favorite of theirs.  Jim had a special place in his heart for all patriotic events and military service members, especially for those veterans who served during war time.  He really loved his grandchildren, spending time with them and attending many of their events and activities.  Jim will truly be missed by his family.Jim had a joyful nature and warm smile, always treating people with dignity and respect.  He was a patient man and rarely complained, even after being diagnosed with ALS.  When asked about living with the disease he said “If you ever feel down, think of the people who have it worse than you.”He is survived by his two daughters, Janice Grieshop and Linda (Jim) Keller; two sons, Tom (Sandy) Struewing and Bob Struewing; and five grandchildren, Kelly (Louie) Stephon, Katelin Keller, Allison Keller, Jana (Eric) Leber and Kaylee Struewing; two great grandchildren, Lucas  and Grace Stephon; and his brother Herman “Ham” Struewing and sister Pat Grieshop.In addition to his wife (who passed away on May 28, 2010) and parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Dick Struewing.Visitation will be Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville with rosary service at 4 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 26 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville with Fr. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Batesville VFW Post #3183 and Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271.Memorials may be given to the Indiana Chapter of the ALS Association or Batesville Parks and Recreation, c/o Meyers Funeral Home.  Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

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Oliseh urges fans to pray for Man Utd star after latest injury

first_img Loading… Former Juventus and Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Sunday Oliseh, has urged football fans to pray for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, who suffered a head injury on Sunday. The Ivory Coast international, who made his sixth start for the Red Devils this season, only lasted for 45 minutes in their 3-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea at Wembley. The centre-back was stretchered off with a neck brace after a head clash with his teammate Harry Maguire and was subsequently replaced by Anthony Martial. Strikes from Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount and an own goal from Maguire rendered Bruno Fernandes’ late effort a consolation and saw the Blues progress to the final of the competition. Since his debut season when he made 30 appearances for the Red Devils, the defender has struggled with various injury problems which have limited his playing time. Bailly, who joined the Old Trafford outfit from Villarreal in the summer of 2016, only made 15 appearances across all competitions in his second season.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearHere Are The 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All TimeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining Meanscenter_img In the 2018-19 campaign, the defender featured in 14 games involving 818 minutes and this season, he has only made nine appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. Bailly only returned to the Red Devils’ team in January 2020 after suffering a knee injury in July 2019 which saw him miss 28 games. read also:Villarreal want to re-sign Man United’s Eric Bailly Former Nigeria international Oliseh bemoans the defender’s injury woes and has rallied football enthusiasts to pray for the 26-year-old’s recovery. “Let’s all pray for Bailly’s quick recovery. [He’s] been very unlucky with injuries in recent years. such an amazing and solid defender when fit. Get well soon brother,” Oliseh tweeted. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Home state IMCA Modified hero Wolla prevails in Dakota Classic Tour at Southwest Speedway

first_imgDICKINSON, N.D. (July 8) – The best of the best Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified drivers converged at Southwest Speedway Wednesday night and this time a home state driver prevailed.Jason Wolla ran second for most of the 30-lap Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour main event. He passed Spencer Wilson with seven circuits to go and held point leader Ricky Thornton Jr. and defending series champion Jeff Taylor at bay in a furious fight to the finish.“This has to be my biggest win ever. The talent in this series is just so good.” Wolla said following the relatively close-to-home $2,100 checkers, his tour career first. “This is kind of a home track. All the fans packing the stands made it special for us.”“It takes a good car, a good setup, everything down to the right draw,” he added. “All the things we needed to have happen fell into place.”Rounding out the top five were Strand, despite engine issues, and Aaron Turnbull, the 2013 tour champ. The first four tour events have produced different winners from as many states.Wolla took the initial green from outside row two; Thornton started seventh, Taylor ninth. Wolla’s lengthy pursuit of Strand was rewarded after the leader went to a higher line to get around a lapped car. Wolla ducked inside to pass both, then guarded the line against Thornton and Taylor.“Ricky and Jeff were right there,” said Wolla, who had ventured to Iowa to win Frostbuster and Hawkeye Dirt Tour events and was already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “Thank­fully I’d drawn ahead of them both.”Defending champion and 10th starting Dalton Flory topped the $800 to win IMCA Sunoco Stock Car series event, ahead of his father Joe and point leader Elijah Zevenbergen.Different drivers have also won each of the four Stock Car features.New tour track records were set at Dickinson with 89 Modified and 37 Stock Cars. One hundred and thirteen different Modified drivers and an all-time best 61 different Stock Car drivers have com­peted through the first four series events this season.Round five for both divisions is Thursday at Dacotah Speedway. The Dakota Tour concludes Fri­day, July 10 at Jamestown Speedway.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Jason Wolla, Ray; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; 3. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 4. Shawn Strand, Man­dan; 5. Aaron Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; 6. Spencer Wilson, Minot; 7. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 8. Mark Dahl, Bismarck; 9. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 10. Joey Galloway, Manor, Sask.; 11. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 12. Curt Lund, Redwood Falls, Minn.; 13. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa; 14. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; 15. Zane DeVilbiss, Farming­ton, N.M.; 16. Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; 17. Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa; 18. Rusty Kollman, Carrington; 19. Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.; 20. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 21. John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; 22. Jason Grimes, Jame­stown; 23. Mike Hansen, Dickin­son; 24. Shawn Ander­son, Minot; 25. Jerad Thelen, Bismarck; 26. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood.Heat winners were Wolla, Schott, Turnbull, Wilson, Lund, Dahl, Thornton and Strand.1st “B” feature (top four) – 1. Taylor; 2. DeVilbiss; 3. Grimes; 4. Seidler. 2nd “B” feature – 1. Mar­riott; 2. Kollman; 3. Mari; 4. Thelen. 3rd “B” feature – 1. Beaulieu; 2. John Hansen; 3. Jergens; 4. Grabouski. 4th “B” feature – 1. Galloway; 2. Stone; 3. Mari; 4. Shryock.Stock Cars – 1. Dalton Flory, Williston; 2. Joe Flory, Williston; 3. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa; 4. Steve Kihle, Williston; 5. Jordan Durward, Trenton; 6. Cody Nelson, Kenmare; 7. Tyler Tix, Glenburn; 8. Greg Wichman, Bon­duel, Wis.; 9. Jeff Ellis, Minot; 10. Scott Gartner, Bismarck; 11. Jeffrey Stein, Epping; 12. Brandon Eilts, Grand Island, Neb.; 13. Eric Har­pole, Bismarck; 14. Jeremy Swanson, Westby, Mont.; 15. Kyler Jeffrey, Williston; 16. Blake Cole, Nashua, Iowa; 17. Jake Nelson, Williston; 18. Joren Boyce, Minot; 19. Kevin Mattox, Ray; 20. Austin Daae, Estevan, Sask.; 21. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; 22. Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski, Wis.; 23. Scott Yale, Minot; 24. John Courchaine, Pound, Wis.Heat winners were Cody Nelson, Joe Flory, Czarapata and Kihle. “B” fea­ture winners were Wich­man and Daae.last_img read more

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Lamberies roars to Shawano feature win

first_imgBlock battled Brekken Kleinschmidt side-by-side for the first two laps with Kleinschmidt leading lap one while Block led lap two by a bumper.  Lap three saw Block begin to put some distance between himself and the field.  By Scott Owen  Lamberies showed that the change in division was no obstacle in winning races as he outdueled his good friend Wyatt Block with a last-lap pass for the feature win Saturday at Shawano Speed­way.  In other action, perennial winners Dan Michonski and Jordan Barkholtz scored their first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Northern SportMod wins, respectively, of the season.   Lucas Lamberies was quick to find victory lane, winning Saturday’s IMCA Modified feature at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Andy Springborn) A late-race caution flag brought out a restart with only three laps remaining. Over the final two laps, Lamberies went to the high side of the track and ran down Block. A slight bobble by Block in turn four on the final lap gave Lamberies the opening he needed as he pulled even with Block. center_img With Block leading, the action behind him was hot between Kleinschmidt, Konnor Wilinski, Lamber­ies, and Marcus Yarie. Lamberies, Kleinschmidt, and Wilinski exchanged second through fourth numerous times throughout the race as Block looked to be in control.   It was a drag race to the checkered flag with Lamberies winning by the slightest of margins. Block had to settle for second.   SHAWANO, Wis. (May 4) – Lucas Lamberies may be a rookie in the IMCA Modified division, but the three-time Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod champion certainly knows his way around the Historic Half-mile.   Friends and family of longtime race enthusiast Gary Effenberger, honored him with the Gary Effen­berger Memorial as racers received extra money and plaques for the top three feature finish­ers in Gary’s memory.last_img read more

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Nasarawa Govt to Engage Experienced TA for United

first_imgIgbawase Ukumba in LafiaNasarawa State government has concluded arrangements to engage an experienced Technical Adviser for the Nasarawa United FC before the January 19, 2020 deadline.The state’s Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Uthman Bala-Adams, disclosed to THISDAY yesterday in Lafia, adding that there would also be a revolution in the sports sector this year. According to the commissioner, “we are going to bring a more experienced Technical Adviser to add value to what the current technical crew is doing.”“In respect of adding more players, we want to bring the new Technical Adviser first so that he can vet those players who are on standby to play for Nasarawa United before the close of shops on January 19.”On revolutionizing sports sector of the state, Bala-Adams explained that the revolution would be in form of reinventing the school sports festivals and the governor’s cup, as according to him, “both had hitherto gone into limbo.”“You will also see revolution in terms of procurements of sports equipment for schools across the state,” he assured.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Julian Buescher revitalized in 2nd half by in-game snacks and Gatorade

first_imgWith a little less than 12 minutes left, Julian Buescher took his arm and wiped it across his mouth.Buescher’s jaw stopped chomping on the food Oskar Sewerin had just fetched for him from the locker room after Buescher had just helped sink the final bite into the Albany defense.“Thank you to Oskar,” Buescher said. “Good thing he’s that fast and got me something.”Even a tired, hungry and even a bit distracted Buescher was able to extend his point streak on Tuesday night. Taking a swig from a Gatorade and grabbing a bite to eat on the field helped SU’s leading point scorer finish his ninth consecutive game with a goal or assist.For the fifth straight game, SU tallied multiple goals. Buescher’s assist on a Ben Polk goal with less than 15 minutes left helped the No. 22 Orange (8-2-1, 2-1-1 Atlantic Coast) sneak past Albany (5-5-1, 0-1 America East), 2-1.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Julian (Buescher) was a little off color tonight, but we also hang our mast on him a little bit and so it’s a little tough for your attacking players to be cooking every night,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “Having said that, when we needed him, he stepped up with a quality ball in the box.”Buescher wasn’t dribbling through defenders or making the deft cuts he normally makes. At one point, he walked back onside while the Orange was still playing the ball. McIntyre yanked Buescher for one of the first times this season with 7:23 left in the first half.The midfielder contributed on all of SU’s three goals in what McIntyre called a “quagmire” on Friday at Duke, where the rain-soaked field was streaked with patches of mud.One week ago, after the Orange played at Colgate, a staffer asked Buescher if he needed anything. He joked that he wanted two days off.For the first time all season, against Albany, the fatigue Buescher joked about was apparent. The midfielder said he hadn’t eaten enough Tuesday. In the locker room at halftime, players typically get a quick banana.“Even at halftime I didn’t eat, so not that smart today,” Buescher said.When he came back out for the second half, he could feel a stomachache coming on. He sent Sewerin back into the locker room quickly to grab the chocolate bar and banana.Periodically, Buescher ran over to the bench and grabbed the food, even playing the ball with food in his hand or fighting defenders on headers while chewing.With the game tied at one with 17:13 left in the game and players battling for the ball on the sideline, Buescher drank from an orange Gatorade. Midfielder Juuso Pasanen yelled, “Hey,” to get Buescher back into the game.“He can yell at me all day,” Buescher joked.He may not have swiped any sustenance at half, but Buescher and Polk talked adjustments. Polk asked for earlier balls into the box because Albany’s defenders were playing up higher.Polk split two defenders as Buescher gave the forward just the type of ball he wanted. Polk flicked the ball up and into the net, giving SU the lead for good.“We do well when we do early crosses before the defenders can get set,” Polk said. “… when defenders are running back to their own goal it’s an easier chance.”During the team’s postgame cool down, Buescher swung his leg less emphatically than teammates. He was the only player clutching two blue Gatorades and carried another three purple Gatorades in the plastic holder six packs typically come in.He staved off fatigue just long enough to assist on the winning goal. And while he may not have been what SU’s come to expect, he was just enough of what the Orange needed.“Maybe (he’s gassed). You can’t always be at your best,” McIntyre said. “We just went down to North Carolina, we just came back … he’s come out here and it’s tough to be cooking every night. He’s been outstanding for us.” Comments Published on October 6, 2015 at 11:03 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more