Published on September 9, 2012 at 12:04 am Contact Chris: email@example.com | @chris_iseman Related Stories DOWNPOUR: Syracuse fails to contain USC playmakers in 42-29 loss at MetLife StadiumGallery: Southern California 42, Syracuse 29Storify: Southern California 42, Syracuse 29 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Jeremiah Kobena chuckled when he thought back to the play he didn’t make in the remaining seconds of the first half.Syracuse had a first-and-10 on Southern California’s 20-yard line, and quarterback Ryan Nassib lofted him a pass as he crossed into the end zone. The ball hit Kobena, but Trojans defensive back D.J. Morgan batted down the arching pass. Instead of its first touchdown of the game, the Orange had to settle for a field goal.“I know I should’ve made a play on that ball,” Kobena said. “It wasn’t necessarily miscommunicated; the rule is: if the ball’s in the air, it’s mine.”It was a miscue that reflected Syracuse’s first-half offensive struggles that precluded the team from delivering an early punch to No. 2 Southern California. The Orange (0-2) stuck with the Trojans (2-0) for three quarters, but the team couldn’t overcome the offense’s slow start in a 42-29 loss at MetLife Stadium on Saturday night.When it was over, Syracuse had a four-hour trip home to consider how the early interceptions, dropped passes and inconsistency on offense derailed its upset bid.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’ve got to start faster. You could sit there and say it was another great performance, it was great this and that, but that’s coming in the second half,” offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said. “We’ve got to do that right out of the gate, and I think that’s the biggest thing now is, ‘let’s just go.’”Hackett said there wasn’t an extra emphasis on scoring early because the opponent was USC. That’s simply part of the game plan, regardless of who’s on the other sideline. But against the Trojans, a team that would capitalize on any mistake, it could have changed the game.Especially on a day when USC was sluggish early.On Syracuse’s third play of the game, Trojans linebacker Dion Bailey intercepted a Nassib pass. Then, on the second play of the Orange’s next drive, wide receiver Marcus Sales had a pass slip right through his hands.Syracuse’s ensuing possession ended with a three-and-out after wide receiver Jarrod West missed a catch. The miscues saw Syracuse finish the first half with just three points from a field goal by kicker Ross Krautman.The Orange had the chance to make a statement early, but went into halftime trailing by 11.“There were some situations out there you just wish, ‘Golly, you just make one play here or there, it could really change it,’” SU head coach Doug Marrone said. “We felt we were in it. We were in this football game.”Through two weeks, Hackett said the inconsistency of his offense has been a recurring problem.Hackett called them “mishaps.” He said Nassib played a great game, but he made some mistakes. As did Sales and the SU running backs. The mishaps built up, the hole got deeper and the Orange suffered its second loss of the season.In the bowels of the stadium after the game, Hackett could only shake his head when he thought back to the first half. Southern California piled up 102 more yards of total offense and held the ball for nearly twice as long.“We just got off to a slow start, and what we needed to do is just come together, and just get a good drive going,” Kobena said. “And you see how that worked out for us in the second half.”After a long halftime due to a weather delay, the Orange offense ran more efficiently. A well-balanced attack moved the chains, with touchdowns by Sales and running back Prince-Tyson Gulley cutting the deficit to a mere five points heading into the fourth quarter.USC answered with two quick touchdowns to put the game out of reach, but the Orange tacked on two more scores in the final period. Sales hauled in another touchdown and Nassib finished a 19-play, 70-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run late to make it 42-29.All told, Syracuse scored 26 second-half points compared to a measly three before the half.The SU offense found a brief rhythm, but the slow start doomed the team in another loss. If inconsistency hadn’t plagued his unit again, Hackett said he could see a different scene playing out on the field.The Orange fell by 13 points, but it could’ve been closer.Said Hackett: “I’d love to play this team again.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
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Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 222 weeks ago What about a older car that didn’t come out with seat belts, can they ticket them? What about golf carts that are on the road? Many older cars just have a lap belt, what then? Since the cops can’t see the lap belts but stop them, isn’t that and illegal search? Just more government overreach trying to drum up arrest’s and money. Report Reply 0 replies · active 222 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down No Seatbelt EVER · 222 weeks ago Nice to see the Gestapo hard at it again funding the donuts. Report Reply 0 replies · active 222 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Citizen X · 222 weeks ago What about all the Law Enforcement tha I pass everyday that is always looking down and texting as well? Talking on the phone? Can we as citizens write them a ticket as well? What gives them the right? A Badge? I never wore seat belt growing up, none of us did. Your more lickly to get injured on highway driving at higher speeds than a little bump in city limits. Laws need to change instead of restrict choices. Report Reply 0 replies · active 222 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Larry · 222 weeks ago The laws in most state is as follows: What ever the vehicle was equipped with is all that is required. So if it has no seat belts is legal but some states require installation of a lap belt. If is has only a lap belt that is legal and no requirement for shoulder belt. If you do get stopped and have the lap belt on you are good. It is not an illegal search since they don’t have to physically enter the care to check. Most states laws have exempted law enforcement and are allowed to use cellphones well driving for official use only. I don’t care for that, but that is the way it is. The only question I have is that they should click it or ticket it all the time. Everyone should remember that driving is a privilege not a right. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Beginning on Monday, May 23, and continuing through Sunday, June 5, drivers can expect increased police presence on Wellington city streets as the Wellington Police Department joins almost 150 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2016 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign.Â This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.Â Enforcement will occur around the clock.Â Officers will be especially vigilant at night because the likelihood of seatbelt use at night is much lower than during the day and the percentage of unrestrained crash deaths soars much higher at night.Drivers can expect strict enforcement of both the Safety Belt Use Act and the Child Passenger Safety Act.Â These acts require that all vehicle occupants must be appropriately restrained.Â Law enforcement officers can stop vehicles and issue tickets when they observe front seat occupants, teens in any position, or children under the age of 14, riding without being properly restrained.Â Occupants, ages 14 and over, are cited individually.Â In the event that a passenger under the age of 14 is observed to be unrestrained the driver will be cited.Â The fine for an adult violation is $10 (plus the time out for the traffic stop, during which the driverâ€™s license number will likely be called in to dispatch).Â The fine for a youth (14-17) violation is $60 (no court costs), while the driverâ€™s fine for a child (0-13) restraint violation is $60 + a court cost charge of at least $98.Children under the age of four must be correctly secured in an approved child safety seat.Â Children, ages four through seven, must be securely belted into an approved booster seat unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches or heavier than 80 pounds, in which case, the booster may be removed and the child belted in without it.Â Children, ages eight through 13 must be safety-belted.Â Â In addition, the act prohibits persons under the age of 14 from riding in any part of a vehicle not intended for carrying passengers, such as a pickup bed.Â For answers to child safety restraint questions and the location of the nearest safety seat fitting station, or safety seat technician, contact the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office at 1-800-416-2522, or write firstname.lastname@example.org.The aim of Click It or Ticket is simple:Â to drastically reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes.Â According to KDOT, fully 57% of those killed in crashes on Kansas roads are not belted in, while 93% of crash occupants who suffer no injuries of any kind are belted in.Â So, in general, unrestrained occupants who are involved in a crash have, at most, only about a 7% chance of not suffering some degree of injury.Â And all because drivers neglect to ensure that each occupant in their vehicle is properly restrained â€“ an activity that requires only seconds to complete. Â While seat belts may not always protect from serious or fatal injury, certainly no other piece of equipment within the vehicle provides more protection.Kansasâ€™ overall adult seat belt compliance rate is 82% and ranges, by county, from 59% to 95%, with occupants in rural counties generally less likely to buckle up than those in urban counties.Â According to KDOT, this rural-urban difference in seat belt rates is especially problematic because rural roadway conditions are, in general, less forgiving than those in urban areas and the consequences of driver misjudgment â€“ such as unsafe speed and failure to buckle up â€“ are likely to be more severe.Â Picture, for example, two lanes, narrow shoulders, ditches on both sides, and random culverts waiting to snag vehicles leaving the roadway.Â Or, consider the rollover crash, which is so much more prevalent on rural roadways than city streets.Â One of the grimmest duties a police officer is called upon to perform is to work a crash where an unrestrained occupant is partially or completely ejected, and then crushed by the rolling vehicle.Â It is easy to see why fully two-thirds of Kansasâ€™ fatality crashes occur on rural roadways even though they see only one-third of all crashes.Kansans like to see their state as one which protects children, and it does well with its youngest ones, those aged 0-4, who are buckled in to child safety seats at the rate of 97%.Â However, the percentage of properly restrained 5- to 13-year olds is only 82%.Â Moreover, eight out of ten times when drivers, themselves, are unbelted, their child passengers are also unsecured.According to Chief Tracy Heath, â€œI want people in Wellington to remember that when they donâ€™t buckle up themselves, or require their passengers to buckle up, they are, in effect, promising themselves and those passengers, along with family and friends not present, that no circumstance will arise that will trigger seat belt activation.Â That the drivers they will encounter on the road are not going to be critically affected by drug or medical impairment, sleepiness, cell phone conversations, texting, sloshing coffee, the radio dial or kids fighting in the back seat.Â Nor will there be animals in the road or a mechanical or other circumstance that will cause them to suddenly slow or veer out of their lane.â€â€œI want people to know that, day or night, the Wellington Police Department is committed to aggressively ticketing violators of seat belt and child safety laws, as well as other traffic infractions â€“ such as speeding and texting while driving â€“ which make the need for occupant restraint so necessary.â€Follow us on Twitter.
(WSVN) – A Florida brewery has taken steps to help save turtles by creating edible six-pack rings.According to Saltwater Brewery’s Facebook post, the Delray Beach company launched their Eco Six Pack Rings earlier this year. The eco-friendly rings are available in South Florida stores, the company said, such as Publix, Total Wine, Whole Foods Market, Lucky’s Market and ABC Fine Wine and Spirits.A YouTube video by We Believers shows how Saltwater Brewery’s Eco Six Pack Rings not only feed turtles — they also feed fish and other sea animals. The rings are made of barley and wheat, which make them edible. They are also strong enough to hold each can.“Besides being 100 percent biodegradable, compostable and edible, they have to be strong enough to hold the weight and difficulty handling of the cans,” said Entelequia Inc. Chief engineer Francisco Garcia in the YouTube video.“We want to influence the big guys and inspire them to also get on board,” said Saltwater Brewery President Chris Gove in the YouTube video.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.