Syracuse gets beat by former head coach Scott Shafer in 30-23 Middle Tennessee State victory

first_imgSyracuse quarterback Eric Dungey lofted a pass down the left sideline. Ervin Philips, his wide receiver, ran under its projected path. But the pass never arrived.Middle Tennessee State’s Reed Blankenship snagged the ball out of midair with a diving catch, sealing the Orange’s defeat, 30-23, on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome.SU later received the ball back with just under three minutes to go in the fourth quarter and one timeout, but the Orange turned the ball over on downs when a Dungey completion to receiver Steve Ishmael came up short.The Syracuse defense, with three first-half takeaways, gave the offense every opportunity to build a comfortable lead. But Dungey and Co. could not do so against former Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer, now MTSU’s defensive coordinator. He brought many of SU’s players to this school, and on Saturday he took them down.The seriousness of Syracuse’s situation became real late in the third quarter, when Orange lost the lead it had owned since 12 minutes into the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn third down, fans roared as they had all afternoon in support of Syracuse’s defense on third down. Then, as he has done his entire career, Middle Tennessee’s Richie James caught a pass. The Carrier Dome fell quiet as he flew over the middle of the field. It went silent when James crossed the goal line for a game-tying 28-yard touchdown.Syracuse had the chance to answer. It had so many chances to answer. On the next drive, SU drove into field goal range. Cole Murphy missed from 40 yards.On the ensuing MTSU possession, Ty Lee, MTSU’s starting Y receiver, ran a 48-yard streak through the seam of Syracuse’s secondary. He cooked SU corner Chris Fredrick and MTSU suddenly led by seven. Then, with 11 minutes left, Dungey hit Syracuse fans with a shot of hope. He tucked the ball on a designed run and plugged through the middle of the field 29 yards for the touchdown. Murphy added the extra point.But again MTSU replied. Running back Shane Tucker capped a 10-play drive by leaping over Syracuse’s Juwan Dowels and into the endzone. The Orange defense that bothered MTSU quarterback Brent Stockstill early on couldn’t apply the same kind of pressure. Stockstill navigated successfully down the field with the newfound comfort in the pocket.Even after Dungey’s late interception, Syracuse forced a punt and got one more opportunity to tie the game. But a fourth and 15 completion with less than a minute left went for only 14 yards.Shafer stopped Syracuse. Comments Published on September 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Blind suit against Target gets big boost

first_img“This is a tremendous step forward for blind people throughout the country who for too long have been denied equal access to the Internet economy,” said Dr. Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind. “All e-commerce businesses should take note of this decision and immediately take steps to open their doors to the blind.” The federation filed the suit – which originally was filed in California state court in February 2006 and moved at Target’s request to San Francisco federal court the following month – on behalf of federation member and northern California resident Bruce Sexton. The suit alleged that “blind individuals have been and are being denied equal access to Target stores” and the “service and benefits offered to the public through Target.com.” Judge Patel’s order Friday noted that Target has modified its Web site some since the suit’s filing to make the site more accessible to the blind. Target claimed the suit should therefore be dismissed, but Judge Patel ruled against that argument. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – A federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging that Target Corp. is breaking California and federal law by failing to make its Web site usable for the blind. The plaintiffs fault Target for not adopting technology used by other companies to make Web sites accessible to the blind. The technology allows reading software to vocalize invisible code embedded in computer graphics and describe content on a Web page. Granting class-action status allows blind people throughout the country who have tried to access Target.com to become plaintiffs in the suit, which alleges violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Judge Marilyn Hall Patel also on Friday approved a separate class, made up of blind California residents who have attempted to use the site, to address the suit’s charges that Target is violating state laws governing civil and disabled rights. last_img read more

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ROADS ALERT: USEFUL TIPS FOR DRIVING IN WINTRY WEATHER

first_imgWith temperatures dropping and wintry weather setting in, we thought we would give you some useful advice for driving icy roads.Roads across Co Donegal are in a poor condition tonight.Temperatures are forecast to drop go freezing overnight with forecasters saying their is a possibility of snow. Following the tips below can help make your safer.Drive to suit the conditionsWhen roads are slippery it can take you up to 10 times longer to stop. Reduce your speed and drive with extra care, even if roads have been gritted.Even after roads have been treated in winter, driving conditions may remain challenging, especially if the road location and layout mean there is a high risk of ice. Be aware that ice forms more easily on: :: hilly or exposed roads:: roads that pass under or over a bridge:: roads shaded by trees or buildingsIf you start to skid::: press the clutch :: steer into the skid:: as you straighten, steer back along the roadEmergency kitYou are advised to carry an emergency kit in your vehicle. A basic kit should include: :: map:: jump leads for the car battery:: torch:: warning triangle:: ice scraper and de-icer:: first-aid kit:: warm clothesIf you’re planning a long trip or if severe weather is forecast, you may want to also have in your car::: a shovel (if there’s a chance of snow):: a pair of boots:: a blanket:: any medication you need to take regularly:: food and a thermos with a hot drink:: sunglasses – because of the glare in snowy conditions:: Is your journey necessary?You should always plan your journey and check the latest weather and travel advice. Ask yourself whether you really need to travel – or if you can delay your journey until conditions improve.If you must travel, plan your journey carefully::: check and service your vehicleYou can reduce your chances of breaking down by regularly servicing your car. You should also::: top up anti-freeze and screenwash:: check for wear and tear on wiper blades (replace them as soon as they start to smear rather than clean windows):: make sure your battery is fully charged (batteries last between two and four years – replace yours if it’s no longer reliable):: keep tyre pressure at the manufacturer’s recommended level and check you have at least three millimetres of tread:: wipe dirt and spray off headlamps and make sure all bulbs are workingHowever carefully you plan your journey, things can go wrong. An accident or bad weather could mean that a road is closed for a time.If you find yourself on a stretch of motorway that is closed, stay in the car and listen to traffic news.ROADS ALERT: USEFUL TIPS FOR DRIVING IN WINTRY WEATHER was last modified: November 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal daily weatherROADS ALERT: USEFUL TIPS FOR DRIVING IN WINTRY WEATHERsafe driving tipswinterlast_img read more

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