Despite absenses of ‘very good friends,’ Ticer excels in final season with Gophers

first_img“He was integral to my coming on as interim head coach and to make the adjustments,” Wheaton said. “He is not only a captain or a senior, but beyond that he has a maturity level that is atypical of someone his age.”Ticer’s influential advice for Wheaton might have been echoed sentiments that he received when he came to Minnesota.It was Geatz, a friend of Ticer’s since age 10, who convinced him to come to Minnesota, making it that much harder to hear the news of his suspension.“I was just relieved when I saw that they were going to be coming back to the team,” Ticer said of the May 2 announcement that Geatz and Cohen would be allowed to stay at Minnesota. “They aren’t just coaches, they are very good friends of mine.”Ticer responded to the whole ordeal with surprising results on the court.Ticer was ranked as high as No. 25 this year after starting the spring season 105th. He was 7-4 against ranked opponents, including wins over Nos. 10, 25, 34, 46, 80 and 81, and ended his career ranked 31st in the nation.With his collegiate playing days officially behind him, Ticer decided to move on to becoming a lawyer, starting Monday when he takes the dreaded LSAT.Overseeing the situation all season long, Maturi said Ticer’s goals and accomplishments reflect those of the ideal collegiate athlete.“You don’t earn the accolades he has by accident,” Maturi said. “He has earned the respect of his teammates and his coaches and made the best out of the hand that was dealt.” Despite absenses of ‘very good friends,’ Ticer excels in final season with GophersThe suspensions of coaches he was very close with didn’t slow Avery Ticer this year. Matt PerkinsJune 1, 2005Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota’s men’s tennis team knows every year brings along a few surprises – good and bad.One of the biggest surprises of the year, and one that hurt the program considerably, came when coach David Geatz and assistant coach Adam Cohen were sanctioned by the NCAA and the University for rules violations.Unfortunately for the team, the season-long investigation overshadowed the biggest on-court surprise of the year: Avery Ticer.“I turned out an impressive season, cashing in on the potential that coach Geatz and Cohen said they always saw in me,” Ticer said.But not even Ticer’s impressive 14-5 record, his unanimous All-Big Ten selection or even his award as Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Midwest Senior Player of the Year could outweigh his leadership value.Ticer’s loss in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships on Wednesday ended his tennis career at Minnesota. He was the Gophers’ first-ever three-year captain, helping his team the most when it needed him the most.And it needed him the most this season.The indefinite suspensions of Geatz and Cohen in mid-February forced Athletics Director Joel Maturi to hire interim coach David Wheaton, who had never coached before.Ticer made the transition much easier than it should have been, Wheaton said.last_img read more

Otto Energy Completes Galoc Drilling (Philippines)

first_imgOtto Energy Limited, as operator of the producing Galoc oilfield joint venture offshore the Philippines, provides the following update on the Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H drilling campaign in SC14C, part of the Galoc Phase II development approved in 2012.During the period from 0600 hours (AWST) on 14 August 2013 to 0600 hours (AWST) on 21 August 2013, drilled the G-6H 8½”  hole section to 3,958 metres through the Galoc reservoir  interval. The well intersected a 260m section of very high quality reservoir which was at the high end of prognosed outcomes.The well subsequently drilled through poorer sections of formation and the decision was made to TD the well early to ensure successful completion across the high quality reservoir. The 5½” completion liner has now been run over the high quality reservoir section.The well is currently being suspended prior to running the upper completion and well clean-up flow.The forward plan is to move the rig to the G-5H well and drill the 8½” hole horizontally for approximately 2,400 metres through the reservoir interval prior to running the completion liner and assembly.Location and Proposed DepthThe Galoc field is located in Service Contract SC14C (Galoc Sub Block) in 290 metres of water approximately 65km North West of Palawan Island and 350km south of Manila in the Republic of the Philippines. The Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H development wells are being drilled within the existing producing field that has delivered over 10 MMbbls of production since the field was commissioned in 2008.After drilling of both Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H is completed, the DOF operated Skandia Hercules construction vessel will be used to install the subsea equipment and complete the hook-up of both wells to the FPSO Rubicon Intrepid.First oil from the Phase II wells is expected in November 2013[mappress]Press Release, August 21, 2013last_img read more

Get creative in the kitchen with squash

first_imgFinally, detox foods can be delicious as they are nutritious. Check out this fiber-rich recipe that is sure to have your friends and family asking for seconds.Roasted Squash with Crunchy Pumpkin ToppingPrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hourServes6 servingsIngredients 1/2 cup Nature’s Path Flax Plus(R) Pumpkin Flax Granola1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs1/4 cup melted coconut oil3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper1 large butternut squash (about 3 lb.), peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes2 tablespoon brown sugar1 tablespoon fresh thymeDirectionsPreheat oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.Mix together Pumpkin Flax Granola, bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, ¼ teaspoon each pumpkin pie spice, salt and pepper.Spread evenly on baking sheet; bake for 6 or 7 minutes or until mixture is crisp and golden brown.Toss together squash, brown sugar, thyme, and remaining pumpkin pie spice, salt and pepper; arrange on prepared baking sheet.Roast for 30 to 35 minutes or until fork-tender and lightly browned.Arrange squash on platter and top with granola mixture.Tip: To make fresh bread crumbs, pulse day-old bread in a food processor until it resembles coarse crumbs; store in airtight container in the freezer for up to one month.Nutrition Facts, per 1/6 recipeCalories 240Fat 11 gCholesterol 0 mgSodium 240 mgCarbohydrate 33 gFiber 5 gSugars 9 gProtein 3 gBrandpointcontent.comlast_img read more