ADA Compliance: What’s the deal with websites?

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Hello, compliance friends! The NAFCU Compliance Team has recently noticed an increase in questions related to potential Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website requirements. Credit unions are always eager to help their members, and we’ve had many credit unions asking about the status of ADA regulations, especially for websites. Today’s blog post is meant to provide a very high-level overview of the statutory framework, rulemaking and enforcement activity, and potential for litigation with regard to ADA website compliance.How the ADA Applies to Credit UnionsGenerally, the ADA is intended “to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities” and “to provide clear, strong, consistent enforceable standards” addressing such discrimination. See, 42 U.S.C. § 12101(b). The ADA is a complex, fact-specific area of law, and some states have their own statutes addressing similar issues, so consulting with counsel may be necessary to fully assess ADA legal issues and risks. One way the ADA applies to credit unions is through Title III of the Act, which sets standards for certain “public accommodations.” Public accommodations include banks and other “service establishments,” so these provisions have been interpreted to apply to credit unions. As a result, the ADA requires credit unions to meet standards for “newly constructed or altered places” and has wide-ranging implications that impact how to communicate with persons with disabilities, which ultimately impacts the issue of website accessibility. continue reading »last_img read more

Governor Wolf: CBO Score Confirms Fears of Bipartisan Governors

first_img June 26, 2017 Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Seniors,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office score of the Senate Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act:“The CBO score confirms the fears that I have shared with Republican and Democratic governors from across the country. Along with Republican Governors Kasich, Baker and Sandoval, I have asked the Senate to slow down and engage with governors on real solutions to improve health care delivery, lower costs and expand coverage.”“This bill will raise costs for Pennsylvanians, including both higher premiums and higher deductibles, who wish to maintain the same level of coverage now. Those over 50 would now be charged an age tax of five times more just for the same coverage. Even Pennsylvanians with employer coverage could lose coverage and protections for essential health services, pre-existing conditions and the ban on lifetime or annual limits will be at risk. Patient advocates like AARP and the American Medical Association, and now the CBO, have confirmed that this will be our new, unfortunate reality.”“This bill is simply not solving any of the problems that bipartisan governors know exist in our health care system. It is time for Washington to start a process that’s bipartisan, open and fixes the problems in our health care system.” Governor Wolf: CBO Score Confirms Fears of Bipartisan Governorscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

What are you up to now, Jonty?

first_img30 January 2004It’s not a year ago that a hand injury forced an early end to Jonty Rhodes’ international career. What’s the best ever fielder in the game of cricket getting up to now? Well he’s not sitting on his hands, as Brad Morgan discovered when he bumped into his old adversary the other day. There’s surfing to be done, after all, and banking – yep, banking – and have you heard of 20/20 cricket?Besides writing for SouthAfrica.info, I present the sports news on a weekday radio breakfast show. It’s tough going, getting up at 3.40am every morning and trying to function like a regular human being thereafter, but such a life does have its perks.Like one morning recently when one of South Africa’s favourite sons, Jonty Rhodes, was the in-studio guest. Jonty Rhodes: a story the figures don’t tell It was great for me because I have known Jonty since school days. We’re the same age, and both played provincial schools cricket and hockey – though only one of us went on to far greater heights. Being up against Jonty, whether he was representing Maritzburg College or Natal, made winning a very tough proposition.Nonetheless, he has remained a down-to-earth, friendly guy and it is always a pleasure to cross paths with him. As I told my mother after chatting to him in the studio: he makes it feel as if it was just yesterday that you last spoke to him.‘I’ve never seen a fat surfer’Jonty looks a little different these days. His hair is a minor mop, and he has a good tan. Very Durban surfer, really, which would be an accurate guess if you didn’t know any better. You see, Jonty is trying his hand at surfing nowadays.“I’ve never seen a fat surfer”, he tells me.While playing for the Proteas, says Jonty, it was easy to keep fit, running between the wickets and fielding. Now he needs to do something else to keep fit. He tells me he’s never been a guy for the gym, and had considered triathlon, but that it sounded like too much hard work.So, surfing it is.He has a phobia about sharks, but says he has worked through it. He started out on a longboard, but has since progressed to a mini-Malibu, a board that is shorter than a longboard, but is not yet a short board.“I’m going to have to start going down to the beach at 6:30”, he says.Executive JontyThe reason he offers up that information is, I think, very exciting for South African cricket. “I signed for Standard Bank yesterday”, he elaborates. “I’ll be working under Errol Stewart.”Stewart was Rhodes’ long-time teammate in the KwaZulu-Natal cricket team, a diligent guy who managed to qualify as an attorney while playing both provincial cricket for the KZN Dolphins and provincial rugby for the Natal Sharks.Using his B.Com degree from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Jonty has joined Standard Bank as an account executive. He’ll be handling 50 to 80 corporate clients, and is really excited about the new challenge.He says he could have done golf days and lunches, a “token” doing the speaking circuit, but, he reckons, in five years new guys would come along out of the cricket ranks and then he would be done. Personally, I think he underestimates his status in the eye of the public, but that’s my opinion, and it’s his that counts in this instance.“My degree was fairly general”, he explains, “but it had a focus on marketing and advertising.” So, how is it going to work with his new job?“It’s three-fold”, Jonty explains. Firstly, there are those 50 to 80 corporate clients. Then, he’s going to be helping out with cricket sponsorship. Standard Bank is, at present, the national sponsor of one-day international cricket.20/20 cricketHowever, in just two months’ time, they’re going to be introducing 20/20 cricket to South Africa.20/20 cricket was introduced in the United Kingdom, and is what it says: 20 overs a side. It proved to be a roaring success, especially in attracting young people to the game. “With 20/20 cricket, I signed more autographs than in a four-month tour of South Africa”, Jonty says. But, he adds, the aim is not just to attract children, but to make it a family affair.While over in the UK, playing county cricket for Gloucestershire, Rhodes had the opportunity to speak to the men who marketed the game there, so he has returned to South Africa with some good ideas.Besides Standard Bank, the United Cricket Board of South Africa and television sports channel Supersport have pledged their support for 20/20 cricket.The run-out that astounded the cricketing world. (Photo: Jonty.co.za)The man many regard as the greatest fielder of all time is also excited about what the game means for South African cricket. It’s a great way to fast-track players, he feels, because there is a big gap between provincial and international cricket. It teaches players to perform under pressure, because in the abbreviated form of the game every single delivery counts.Surprisingly, Rhodes reckons that 20/20 cricket is not his game. He explains that he was a run-a-ball kind of batsman – “I think I had a strike rate of about 80 in 235 one-day internationals”, he says (80.91, actually) – but 20/20 cricket requires more than that. “I felt almost inadequate”, he says.Partnerships the secretSo, what is the secret to the game? “Partnerships”, says Rhodes without hesitation. Just because it’s 20 overs of batting only, batsmen shouldn’t think they can just bash because, he enlightens me, teams often get bowled out in that time.His overseas partner at Gloucestershire, Australia’s Ian Harvey, was a superb 20/20 player. “Because he could hit straight and pull.” That’s another of the secrets to the game, according to Jonty.It even led to a change in his fielding position. Due to the importance of boundaries and the fact that many batsmen chose to hit the ball in the air, Jonty played a lot of the time at long on and long off, protecting the boundary from well struck straight shots!Thankfully, this new form of the game keeps Jonty Rhodes involved in South African cricket.The third part of Rhodes’ new job with Standard Bank involves children. The bank wants to use him for marketing to youngster. I reckon they’re on a winning wicket; Jonty’s feats, and the way he has lived his life, is the kind of example any kid would look up. A lot of us adults, too.Which leads me on to another possible career. As our in-studio guest, Jonty read a sports bulletin I had prepared. To tell the truth, he wasn’t great, and I didn’t feel he posed a threat to my career. However, as host of show he was very good. He drew a great response from listeners, and the show flowed well when he did his thing.Maybe you want to consider radio, Jo? Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Change of flight routes?

first_imgThe downing Malaysia Airlines MH17 with 283 passengers and 15 crew by a sophisticated surface to air missile is likely to cause a paradigm shift in the thinking of flight paths over trouble spots and war zones.Both the International Civil Aviation Organisation and the International Air Transport Association had apparently declared the flight route taken by MH17 as safe, probably because of the very high altitude the aircraft fly over Ukraine.It is understood that all airspace above 30,000ft was cleared and at the time of the tragedy there were at least 50 planes crossing Ukraine in all directions – including over the conflict area.In fact there was a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 and an Air India 787 only 25km from the Malaysia 777 when it was shot down according to Flightradar 24.IATA’s Director General and CEO Tony Tyler said that he shared the shock and sadness expressed by so many around the world on the terrible loss of MH 17. “At this time, it is important we are very clear: safety is the top priority. No airline will risk the safety of their passengers, crew and aircraft for the sake of fuel savings. Airlines depend on governments and air traffic control authorities to advise which air space is available for flight, and they plan within those limits,” said Mr Tyler. “It is very similar to driving a car. If the road is open, you assume that it is safe. If it’s closed you find an alternate route. Civil aircraft are not military targets. Governments agreed that in the Chicago Convention. And what happened with MH 17 is a tragedy for 298 souls that should not have happened in any airspace.”Aircraft have been flying over trouble spots for decades without incident because typically insurgents lack the military hardware to reach the cruising altitudes of high flying commercial or military jets.Certainly a few commercial passenger aircraft have been shot down but typically at lower altitudes or by the military in supposed mix-ups.However with rebels and terrorists becoming more sophisticated and some countries willing to supply more capable hardware the threat of another shoot down of a high altitude passenger aircraft is all too real.There is also the deep concern that other terrorists groups wanting to emulate the “success” of the shoot down.Aviation authorities and airlines will now have to go to great lengths to assure the travelling public that air routes are well clear of trouble spots.Changing air routes particularly those from SE Asia to Europe will add considerably to the operational challenges as extra fuel will be required to fly more circuitous routes.Potentially there are a number of areas that airlines may now avoid such as Afghanistan, parts of Pakistan, Iraq, Syria as well as Ukraine.Interestingly one of the most cooperative countries for over flights has been Iran which wants the US dollars that airlines must pay to fly over its territory.And while airlines will be striving to assure passengers they are avoiding trouble spots, passengers themselves will possible start avoiding Malaysia Airlines.The double loss of MH370 and MH17 is a terrible blow to the airline. If the airline wasn’t government owned it would likely collapse from the impact of these tragedies. But it will survive.For the wider industry the losses will also have an impact as passengers rethink air travel in general despite the fact that it is the world’s safest mode of transport with 100,000 flights carrying 8.25 million passengers every day.Today the loss of a large modern commercial jet aircraft with a first rate airline is extremely rare – so two such losses in the space of 132 days is devastating to the industry’s safety record.last_img read more

Mali to face Bafana in Afcon quarters

first_imgIn Port Elizabeth, Ghana made sure little pressure built on their quest for a quarterfinal spot by taking the lead after only six minutes and doubling their advantage only 17 minutes later. Mali didn’t panic and drew level just over 10 minutes later through Mamadou Samassa after the Congolese, under pressure, conceded possession inside their box. Adama Tamboura, attacking down the left, robbed a defender and then picked out Samassa, who was left unattended mere metres from goal. He finished with his right foot to make it 1-1. Christian Atsu and Gyan then combined beautifully down the left-hand flank to once again open up the Menas defence, resulting in a close range shot for Atsu, who finished with composure with his left foot to make it Ghana 2, Niger 0. That means a quarterfinal showdown with Bafana Bafana for Mali’s Eagles in Durban on 2 February, while Ghana’s Black Stars will take on Cape Verde in Port Elizabeth on the same day. DRC vs MaliIn Durban, midfielder Mohamed Sissoko was caught out in the very first minute of the game when Yves Diba burst past him into the box. Reacting too late, Sissoko caught Diba with a boot, sending the striker to the ground. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Dieumerci Mbokani was given the responsibility of taking the penalty kick and responded with a well-placed shot, high to the goalkeeper’s left to put the Leopards ahead. Looking ahead, he said: “Our next match is against South Africa. That will be another tough game for us but I believe that pressure will be on them on Saturday. This stadium [Moses Mabhida] will be full with all the supporters of South Africa, but we will do our best.” “I think we played very well, this was a good game. We have our next game against Bafana Bafana. I’m hoping we can continue playing well in this tournament. We have played against Bafana before. They are a host country. They are big here in Durban. We are going to play them in their own ground. That won’t be easy.” Apart from Keita, Modibo Maiaga shone out wide for Mali, while goal scorer Samassa did good work up front. Tamboura was good down the flank and Molla Wague led the defence effectively. The Eagles, with Keita pulling the strings, dictated the pace of play, although the Leopards managed to match them in the possession stakes. Eagles’ coach Patrice Carteron praised the Leopards after the contest, saying: “We are happy to have qualified for the quarterfinals. We played a difficult game against a difficult team. They have a good team and a good coach.” Group standings Hope for MaliMali captain Seydou Keita led from the front and was the Eagles’ best player on the day. He said the victory would mean a lot to the Malian people. “This means a lot for Mali. This qualification will give hope to Mali people, you all know what is happening in our country. I’m very happy. Captain’s goalThe first goal came when captain Asamoah Gyan finished off a counter-attack down the right flank by blasting past Kassaly Daouda from the right corner of the six-yard box, leaving the goalkeeper with little chance of stopping his low shot. Gyan starred for Ghana, having a hand in all three goals, while Boye and Isaac Vorsah were solid at the back. Niger struggled to make an impression on the Ghanaians, although Moussa Maazou fought manfully to test the Black Stars with little support. Cheick Diabate found the outside of the same goal post in the 82nd minute after he had beaten Kidiaba, only to be challenged by two Congolese defenders. Keita also broke through shortly before the final whistle, forcing Kidiaba into a save with his feet.center_img Niger had the ball in the Ghana net in the ninth minute, but the referee ruled goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda had been fouled and the Black Stars retained their lead. After Monday’s game, Ghanaian coach Kwesi Appiah declared himself happy with his team’s performance against Niger, saying they had lifted themselves for the challenge. “Niger was a good team. They defended well. My players stepped up their performance and that resulted in Niger not coming out as they are used to.” Three goals to the goodThe Black Stars’ third came early in the second half after Daouda could only parry a downward header from Gyan. Defender John Boye was on hand to pounce on the loose ball and tap it into the Nigerien net to put his side three goals to the good. 29 January 2013 Ghana topped the group standings with seven points from their three games, Mali earned four points, the DRC three after three draws and Niger a single point. Deserved to advanceMali conceded a penalty in the first minute of their showdown with the DRC and found themselves behind almost before any players could break a sweat, but truth be told they had the better of the game and deserved to advance. Two quarterfinal match-ups were decided in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Durban and Port Elizabeth on Monday, with Ghana and Mali progressing from Group B to the knockout stages of the tournament. Second halfIn the second half, Samassa tested DRC goalkeeper Muteba Kidiaba with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box in the second half, which Kidiaba fumbled, but the ball rolled wide of his left hand post and out for a corner. Still, he warned: “We are half way through and can do much better.” Ghana made it look easy with a 3-0 victory over Niger at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth, but Mali were made to work hard for a 1-1 draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium, the draw being enough to see them through in second place in the group. Yves Ilunga was the DRC’s best player and worked hard to get forward. Youssouf Mulumba gave as good as he got in the midfield and defenders Mpeko Issama and Kiritsho Kasusula combined well to hold the Eagles at bay. SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Wheat benefits highlighted in new program for Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Heritage Cooperative, Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN and Campbell Soup Company are teaming up to help Ohio wheat farmers benchmark their stewardship work and strive to continue safeguarding the air, land and water. Together, the companies will seek to enroll 60,000 Ohio wheat acres in the program, which was previously piloted in Maryland and Pennsylvania.“As a trusted advisor to Ohio farm families and a leader in delivering innovation to the farm gate, Heritage Cooperative is excited to work alongside Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN and Campbell Soup Company to support Ohio farmers’ stewardship efforts,” said Greg Spears, COO, Heritage Cooperative. “Working together, we can have a real impact, helping to safeguard the environment while also helping farmers focus on profit potential and the economic health of their farm.”With help from their Heritage Cooperative advisor, farmers in Ohio will now be able to use the Truterra Insights Engine from Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN to gather data on their stewardship practices. This will allow them to benchmark the impact of existing conservation practices, while using the advanced modeling capabilities of Truterra to explore ways they could further improve, acre-by-acre and field-by-field.“Our work alongside Campbell Soup Company is all about supporting farmers, and local ag retailers like Heritage Cooperative, to benchmark their leadership and use technology to strive for an even greater impact,” says Matt Carstens, senior vice president of Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN. “Working together, we can harness data and insights for better analysis and assessment, help Ohio farmers target their stewardship efforts, and help Campbell Soup Company continue to gain a more transparent view of their supply chain as they strive to provide a sustainable product for consumers.”Those interested in learning more, can find more information can contact at Heritage Cooperative or visit www.heritagecooperative.com/.last_img read more

PM wrong, Buddha’s teachings of no use, says Sambhaji Bhide

first_imgHindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide, who was booked for allegedly orchestrating the Bhima-Koregaon clashes in 2018, has stirred up controversy yet again by objecting to a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the 74th United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Bhide, who heads the fringe right-wing Sangli-based outfit Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan, said the PM was “wrong” to say that India has given “Buddha and not yuddha (war) to the world.”Remarking that the teachings of the Buddha were of no use, the octogenarian, known for his provocative claims, said it was the ideals and principles of Maratha warrior kings Chhatrapati Shivaji and his son, Sambhaji, that were required to keep peace in the world.“The PM says that India has given the Buddha to the world … that may be so, but the Buddha’s teachings are of no use … The PM has spoken erroneously. The right code of conduct and behaviour [dharma neeti] were demonstrated by Shivaji and Sambhaji. But Maharashtra can rectify this error [in the PM’s address] by perpetuating the tradition of Shiv Jayanti [celebrating Shivaji’s birth anniversary] which is our work,” Mr. Bhide said at an event in Sangli on Saturday.Both Mr. Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis rank among Mr, Bhide’s biggest admirers, regarding him as an exemplar of simple living and an “inspirational teacher”. Mr. Modi had visited Mr. Bhide’s home in Sangli to seek his blessings during the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign.Opposition hits outMr. Bhide’s remarks dubbing the Buddha as “irrelevant” drew a storm of criticism from the opposition, as well as from pro-Maratha outfits like the Sambhaji Brigade. “The Buddha has shown India and the world the path of peace … but while the PM talks about the Buddha at world forums, his guru [Sambhaji Bhide] says something altogether different,” State Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat said in Mumbai.NCP leader Jitendra Awhad said that to understand the teachings of the Buddha, one first ought to have some buddhi (brains). “It was Gautam Buddha, who, through his teachings, introduced the world to samatajnana (knowledge of equality) … Unfortunately, in Maharashtra, after Nathuram Godse, we now have his successor in the form of Sambhaji Bhide,” Mr. Awhad said.Sambhaji Brigade leader Santosh Shinde said Mr. Bhide was deliberately attempting to sow discord between the Maratha and Dalit communities as the latter had embraced Buddhism.“All through the aftermath of the Bhima-Koregaon clashes, Mr. Bhide was repeatedly given a clean chit by the Devendra Fadnavis government. He was not even probed for his role in stoking hatred between two communities despite an FIR being lodged against him. Even now, he is carrying on with his divisive comments,” Mr. Shinde said.A long-time member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Mr. Bhide left the organisation to found his own outfit in the 1980s. He has a formidable following in the sugar belt districts of Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur. Legal troubleFIRs were lodged on January 2, 2018, a day after the Bhima-Koregaon clashes, against Mr. Bhide and Milind Ekbote, who heads the fringe outfit Samasta Hindu Aghadi.An FIR in Pimpri-Chinchwad against the two was registered by Anita Ravindra Salve, a member of the Bahujan Republican Socialist Party, and Anjana Gaikwad. The Shikrapur police, too, had lodged a case against Mr. Ekbote under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Maharashtra Property Damage Act.While Mr. Bhide has never been questioned by the police in connection with the clashes, Mr. Ekbote is out on conditional bail.Earlier this month, Mr. Bhide again raised eyebrows with his remarks after the lunar craft Vikram of the Chandrayaan 2 mission failed to land on the moon minutes before its descent. He claimed that the 39th attempt by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to send a spacecraft to the moon was successful because it was launched on Ekadashi day as per the Indian system of time.last_img read more

Ind vs WI: India opt for draw in 3rd Test, win series 1-0

first_imgIndia surprisingly opted not to press for a win with 86 needed from 15 overs with seven wickets in hand as the third and final cricket Test against the West Indies ended in a draw, giving the visitors a 1-0 series victory here on Sunday. Score | PhotosNeeding 180 for a win from 47 overs, India were 94 for three after 32 overs but they decided to end their run chase just before the start of 15 mandatory overs on a Windsor Park pitch which was not too bad for a fifth day track.Rahul Dravid was batting on 34 while V.V.S. Laxman was giving him company on three when India decided to close shop and their offer of a draw was readily accepted by the hosts.Initially, India appeared serious on the chase when Murali Vijay (45) and Dravid put on 73 runs for the second wicket and West Indies began resorting to negative tactics by asking leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo to bowl down the leg-side.India pacer Ishant Sharma poses with his Man of the Series trophy in Roseau, Dominica, on Sunday. APIndia clinched the three-match series 1-0 with the lone victory coming at Kingston, Jamaica in the opening Test. The second Test at Bridgetown, Barbados had also ended in a draw.India now have recorded their third series victory in the Caribbeans, having achieved the feat in 1971 and 2006 under the captaincy of Ajit Wadekar and Dravid respectively.Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side, however, missed out on a chance to beat West Indies 2-0 at the Caribbeans for the first time. The 1971 and 2006 series victories by India were also by 1-0 margins.advertisementIn a reflection of their domination over the West Indies in recent times, India’s series win was also the third in a row after the 2-0 victory in the three-match Test series at home in 2002-03 and 1-0 win in the Caribbeans in 2006.India had a terrible start to their run chase when opener Abhinav Mukund (0) was adjudged leg before wicket to Fidel Edwards off the first delivery of the innings and both Vijay and Dravid had a couple of close calls against the new ball.The first signs of changing equations in India’s favour appeared when Vijay jumped out of his crease to cart Darren Sammy for a near six to midwicket and Dravid pulled a short delivery from Devendra Bishoo in the same direction.At the first drinks break in the final session, India had moved to 64 for one with Vijay on 40 and Dravid on 22 and the hosts had begun to feel the heat with 116 required from 28 remaining overs.West Indies dropped the guard when they spread the field and Bishoo began pitching his leg-spinners much beyond the leg stump. It immediately worked to the hosts’ advantage as both Vijay and Dravid found it difficult to break the shackles.A frustrated Vijay then pulled a Ravi Rampaul delivery from outside the off-stump to mid-on fielder after making 45 runs and sharing a 73-run second wicket stand with Dravid.Vijay faced 78 balls and hit four fours. India still showed their intent to chase down the target by promoting Suresh Raina (8) up the order but once the left-hander offered a return catch to Rampaul, they gave up the chase.The appearance of Laxman from the dressing room, with 94 required from 18-odd overs, was a clear signal that India were not going to chase down the target with two discarded ODI players in the middle.Earlier, West Indies staged a remarkable fightback with veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul leading the way with a defiant unbeaten 116, his 23rd Test century and sixth against India.The hosts, down in the dumps at 224 for six, ahead by just 81 runs before the start of day’s play, kept India in the field for 48-odd overs to take their score to 322 all out.Chanderpaul was the batting hero of the hosts and his 65-run association with Fidel Edwards (30), which consumed 37 overs, was the proverbial straw which broke the back of the Indians.India, however, had looked good to wrap up the West Indies innings in the pre-lunch session itself when they got rid of Sammy (17) and Ravi Rampaul (0) in a space of four deliveries.Sammy had added 32 runs with Chanderpaul in convincing style before umpire Richard Kettleborough wrongly adjudged him out caught at forward short leg though the ball had gone off the pads.Rampaul was ruled run out though the television replays suggested Dhoni’s gloves might have disturbed the stumps before Ishant Sharma hit the timbers.New man Fidel Edwards had a nasty reception at the wicket when a rising delivery from Munaf Patel smacked him below his right ear and he needed a prolonged medical treatment at the pitch.advertisementChanderpaul, who resumed at 73 this morning, was determination personified, manipulating the field with his deft placements and glides.Neither Ishant Sharma nor Praveen Kumar, who shared the second new ball this morning, looked lacklustre and only off-spinner Harbhajan Singh looked like taking wickets with his probing spin.Suresh Raina then struck for the visitors, claiming the final two wickets in successive overs. He first had Edwards caught in the deep and then Devendra Bishoo fell to a catch in the slips. Edwards batted for 157 minutes and faced 106 balls, hitting two fours.Chanderpaul remained at the crease for 471 minutes and hit five fours from 373 balls.Harbhajan Singh was the most successful bowler for the Indians with four for 74 while Raina and Praveen Kumar had two scalps each. Ishant Sharma claimed one wicket.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Easy does it as Kaya wins fifth straight; Ceres scores

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Kaya kept its lethal form as it cruised to a 5-0 shutout of Philippine Air Force, while Ceres-Negros returned to its winning ways in the Philippines Football League on Saturday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Goals from Jordan Mintah, Alfred Osei, Jovin Bedic and Darryl Roberts secured Kaya’s fifth straight victory that kept the Iloilo side on top with 15 points, even as the Airmen remained winless in six matches.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES POC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Games Four days after a heartbreaking exit in the AFC Cup Asean zone semifinals, the Busmen took out their frustrations on Mendiola, 4-0, with Bienve Maranon bagging a brace and Curt Dizon adding another goal.An own goal from Aljo Zabala in the first half hurt Mendila’s chances of scoring an upset as the newcomers fell to their fourth loss in five games. The Busmen have 10 points from 12 games good for third spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesOver at Biñan Football Stadium, Stallion Laguna whipped Global Cebu, 5-1, to climb to second spot with 11 points from six matches.Abou Sy gave the home side the advantage in the 13th minute, but Global midfielder Kouichi Belgira equalized with a curling free kick just three minutes before halftime. MOST READ Nathan Alquiros scored his third goal of the season in the second half, before Fitch Arboleda netted his fourth goal of the campaign as Stallion wrapped up the victory.“Our first half performance was a bit problematic and it looked like a continuation of the Archers game where we struggled,” said Stallion coach Ernie Nierras. “We have to improve. We can no longer drop points. It’s as simple as that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Manny Pacquiao to do talking in the ring Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Yanks Honor Berra’s Great Life

first_imgNEW YORK — Bill Spahr tapped the bronze Yogi Berra plaque in Monument Park with his hand, nodded his head in tribute and recalled the day he once talked to the Yankees great for 15 minutes at an airport.“It was easily the greatest experience I’ve ever had,” Spahr said.From the makeshift memorial outside the main gate at Yankee Stadium to the extended moment of silence before New York hosted the Chicago White Sox, it was a time to remember the beloved Berra with smiles and tears the night of Sept. 24.“We all looked up to Yogi,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “The champion he was. A ring for every finger. I think we’d all like to have that.”White Sox Manager Robin Ventura echoed the sentiment, treasuring the days when he played for the Yankees and Berra would wander into the clubhouse.“When he came in, there wasn’t a guy who didn’t want to talk to him,” Ventura said.Berra died Sept. 22 at 90. In 2009, the Hall of Famer threw out the ceremonial first ball before the first regular-season game at the new Yankee Stadium.This pregame ceremony lasted 10 minutes, fitting for someone who played on a record 10 World Series champions.As both teams lined up outside their dugouts, Girardi put a wreath of blue and white flowers in the shape of Berra’s No. 8 in the catcher’s box. A Navy bugler played “Taps” in a salute to Berra’s service aboard a Navy gunboat during the D-Day invasion.The Yankees wore No. 8 on their left sleeves, and Berra shirts dotted the crowd. About four hours before game, stadium workers prepared new Berra jerseys for sale — the concession stands also featured Berra bobbleheads brought in for the game.Current and former Yankees were featured in Yogi remembrances on the video board in the early innings, some of them citing his classic malapropisms. There was a trivia question on the board, too, and the answer, no surprise, was Berra.Out in Monument Park, flowers honored Berra. His plaque notes his three AL MVP awards and famous “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over” saying and praises him as “a legendary Yankee.”Fans posed for pictures with the plaque and told stories about Berra. Spahr, 58 and a lifelong Yankees fan, still plays softball with Berra’s son, Larry.“Yogi was the best,” Spahr said.Flowers arranged in the figure of an 8 were outside the stadium in a fan memorial, along with candles, drawings and a picture of Berra with Derek Jeter. A young girl asked her dad what made Berra so special.“He had some of the most famous quotes in the world,” he told his daughter, “and he won 10 championships.”Earlier in the day, at a news conference at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University in Little Falls, New Jersey, sons Dale, Tim and Larry and granddaughter Lindsay spoke about him.“He was such a normal, regular guy to the people he met,” Dale Berra said. “I think because he grew up with immigrant parents during the Depression and had to go to work when he was in eighth grade, I think that made him humble.”Dale Berra played part of two seasons with the Yankees when Yogi managed the team.“We had a meeting the first day, and I had a question to ask him,” Dale Berra said. “I called him ‘Skip.’ Well, almost before I could get the word out of my mouth, Ron Guidry said to me, ‘He’s not Skip. He’s your Dad.’ From that point on, our relationship on the team was father and son, but I called him Dad.”Larry Berra said he moved back in with his parents in the family home in Montclair after separating from his wife.“He would be like, ‘So, are we going to watch ‘Seinfeld’ tonight?’” Berra’s eldest son recalled. “I ended up living there for 14 years. I remember telling my mother that I had to move out. She said, ‘Your father will be devastated. He’d have no one to watch television with.’ I said, ‘Mom, I’m 56 years old.’ It was really something.”Tim Berra was a standout wide receiver at the University of Massachusetts and had a brief stint in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts. He says he’ll always remember the way his father treated others.“People felt comfortable with him, laughed with him,” Tim Berra said. “Dad had a great way of relating to everyone. Sure, he was this iconic great baseball player, but to me, he was Dad. He was a buddy of mine. I wanted to be like him, a sensitive guy with an air of confidence and friendliness.”Lindsay Berra noted that Sept. 24 was Carmen Berra’s birthday. Yogi Berra’s wife died last year after a stroke.“Grandpa wanted to spend her birthday with her,” Lindsay Berra said.Funeral arrangements for Berra are private. The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, however, is planning a public memorial Oct. 1.___By Ben Walker, AP Baseball Writer. AP freelance writer Jim Hague in Little Falls, New Jersey, contributedTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more