Could a blind person use your website?

first_imgOne of the tricky things about dispensing compliance/legal advice to institutions as diverse in size as credit unions is to balance the needs to provide a heads up about emerging issues, against the need to help credit unions prioritize truly pressing concerns.With this sanctimonious lead, one of your faithful bloggers take away from this year’s Mortgage Bankers Association Legal and Compliance conference, is that it is time for your credit union to, at the very least, begin viewing its website as an extension of your physical infrastructure that is subject to the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). I have been hesitant to talk about this issue for several months, because the exact legal frame work that your credit union is operating under remains unsettled. For example, key regulations promised, promised and promised by the Department of Justice have never been finalized. It is still an open question at what point a website that is open to the public is subject to public accommodations for the disabled.Conversely, there are plenty of anecdotes that website lawsuits are on the rise. In one break out session close to the majority of the audience indicated they had received letters threating legal action over their websites. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Hurricanes need 302 for victory on final day after Cornwall’s 4-32

first_imgBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, (CMC) – Leeward Islands Hurricanes captain Rahkeem Cornwall led a lion-hearted effort from the bowling attack on Saturday to leave his side with a final-day chase of 302 for victory against Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional 4-Day Championship.The burly Cornwall collected 4-32 from 29 overs with his high-class off-spin, and fast-medium bowlers Sheeno Berridge and Jeremiah Louis shared five wickets, as the Scorpions were bowled out for 191 in their second innings just before the close on the third day of their fourth-round match at Warner Park.Derval Green, batting at seven, led the way for the Scorpions with 51 that included nine fours from 48 balls in just over an hour at the crease.A few others got starts without carrying on, as the unreliability of the Scorpions’ batting once again reared its head – their captain Nikita Miller scored 26, opener Garth Garvey made 23, left-handed opening partner John Campbell got 22 and Damion Jacobs was not out on 20.Berridge scalped 3-47 from 12.3 overs and Louis 2-47 from 15 overs to complete the demolition of the Scorpions’ second innings batting.Miller, playing his first match of the season, had finished with 5-56 from 28.4 overs with his left-arm spin and Jacobs supported with 3-35 from 20 overs, as the Hurricanes were dismissed for 232 inside the first hour to hand the visitors a 110-run, first-innings lead.Campbell then gave the Scorpions a typical rollicking start before he edged to the ‘keeper off Berridge just before the visitors reached 41 for one at lunch.After the interval, just when it looked like Garvey was getting into the swing of things, Louis also had him caught behind and Cornwall followed up in the next over to dismiss Brandon King for a three-ball duck, leaving Scorpions 55 for three.They sunk to 73 for five, when Cornwall removed Assad Fudadin for 16 and former United States captain Steven Taylor for one before Louis left them wobbling on 99 for six, when he trapped first-innings batting hero Paul Palmer lbw for nine.Green roasted the Hurricanes bowling to dominate a 46-run stand with Dennis Bulli for the seventh wicket that added some meat to the Scorpions total before they fell within 10 balls of each other.Scorpions were 145 for eight, but Miller and Jacobs helped to make their workload on the final day a tad easier, when they put on 46 for the ninth wicket before Berridge returned to wrap up the innings.Hurricanes, starting the day on 209 for six, lost Cornwall in the third over of the day with just one run added when he fell to Jacobs. He made 29.Cornwall and Terence Warde had put on 60 for the seventh wicket, but there was token resistance from the rest of the Hurricanes batting before the innings closed..Warde persevered, adding 17 to his overnight score, before he also fell to Jacobs for 38, as the home team lost their last three wickets for just one run in the space of 20 deliveries.Scorpions – fifth in the standings on 18.2 points – have so far earned three batting points, three bowling points and 0.2 pace bowling points, and Hurricanes – third on 38.6 – have so far added three bowling points, one batting point plus two pace bowling points.SCORPIONS 1st Innings 342Hurricanes 1st Innings(overnight 209 for six)M Hodge c Fudadin b Jacobs 50C Hughes lbw b Thomas 20K Carty run out 0D Thomas c wkpr Taylor b Miller 33N Bonner lbw b Miller 33+J Hamilton lbw b Miller 0*R Cornwall c Green b Jacobs 29T Warde c Garvey b Jacobs 38J Louis not out 4M Matthew lbw b Miller 1S Berridge c Campbell b Miller 0Extras (b10, lb8, nb6) 24TOTAL (all out, 87.4 overs) 209Fall of wickets: 1-52, 2-58, 3-96, 4-145, 5-149, 6-150, 7-210, 8-231, 9-232Bowling: Green 15-7-23-0; Thomas 11-2-49-1 (nb6); Miller 28.4-9-56-5; Jacobs 20-10-35-3; Bulli 13-0-51-0SCORPIONS 2nd InningsJ Campbell c wkpr Hamilton b Berridge 22G Garvey c wkpr Hamilton b Louis 23A Fudadin c Warde b Fudadin 16B King c Warde b Cornwall 0P Palmer lbw b Louis 9+S Taylor c Louis b Cornwall 1D Green c Thomas b Bonner 51D Bulli lbw b Cornwall 11D Jacobs not out 20N Miller c Hughes b Berridge 26O Thomas b Berridge 0Extras (b8, lb2, nb2) 12TOTAL (all out, 73.3 overs) 191Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-35, 3-56, 4-70, 5-73, 6-99, 7-145, 8-145, 9-191Bowling: Louis 15-3-47-2; Matthew 2-0-8-0; Berridge 12.3-1-47-3 (nb1); Cornwall 29-12-32-4; Warde 4-0-17-0; Thomas 5-2-18-0 (nb1); Bonner 6-3-12-1Position: Hurricanes need 302 for victorylast_img read more

Badgers win on Team Day, unbeaten in Big Ten

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoOn a beautiful autumn afternoon Sunday, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team notched another Big Ten victory as it defeated Northwestern 2-0 in front of a slew of local youth soccer teams at the McClimon Soccer Complex.With local elementary, middle and high school players in attendance for Team Day, the Badgers put on a show, scoring two scintillating second half goals to continue their unbeaten streak in the Big Ten.After successfully overcoming a challenging first half without conceding a goal, Wisconsin (6-3-2, 2-0-1 Big Ten) entered the final period with guns blazing and an energized attack, and Northwestern (8-3-0, 1-2-0) was never able to mount a comeback.”I didn’t think the first half was well-played, and I didn’t think we were as sharp or crisp as we could be,” Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “But I thought we responded well at halftime with the way we came out in the second half. We kept the ball better, we were better going forward, our runs were better, our timing was better, our concentration [and] our touches were better, and, as a result, we were able to create a little more around the box, and we got a couple of goals for it.”Wisconsin snatched the lead in the 54th minute when sophomore Andy Miller whipped a cross to senior William Bagayoko at the edge of Northwestern’s box. In a moment of brilliance, Bagayoko received the cross and cleverly flicked the ball with his heel to senior Reid Johnson, who took the cheeky pass and chipped it over a helpless Northwestern goalkeeper.”I saw Reid was running with me, so I just flicked it into the area and he fought for it and put it in the back of the net,” Bagayoko said.Eighteen minutes later, Wisconsin scored the all-important insurance goal when sophomore Victor Diaz picked out fellow Spaniard Pablo Delgado on an overlapping run 30 yards from goal. Delgado made his defender look foolish with a crafty cutback and then slotted the ball past Northwestern’s keeper into the lower left corner of the net. “I felt like I had to score that goal,” Delgado said. “It was good for the team because we became more calm and it was easier to get the win. When I dribbled by my [defender], I just looked at the goalie and I had a space by the near post, so I just hit it.”In addition to the team’s success on offense, Wisconsin has also been playing stellar in the defensive third lately, tallying its second shutout in a row with Sunday’s win. While Rohrman admits his back line has plenty to do with the accomplishment, he extends the success to include both forwards and midfielders as well. “The back four have been solid the whole year and those five guys have done an outstanding job in terms of shutting things down,” Rohrman said. “It’s a credit to them for sure, but I also think that when we get shutouts, it extends even beyond those five — in terms of the midfielders in what they do in getting back, and transition, and getting behind the ball — those are the little things that we talk about that we have to continue to do well, and we’re going to continue to get shutouts if we do those things well.”After losing their first four Big Ten matches last season, the Badgers are determined to get conference revenge and continue their unbeaten Big Ten run as they look ahead to their three remaining Big Ten match-ups against Ohio State, Penn State and Indiana.While Rohrman’s squad is ultimately focused on Wednesday’s match-up with Mid-Con opponent Western Illinois, the team is also excited to continue its quest for Big Ten hardware.”We’ve got all of the confidence in the world right now — especially in Big Ten play,” Johnson said. “We’re all ready for Ohio State next weekend, we just have to take care of Western Illinois first. We’re definitely ready to keep rolling in the Big Ten though, that’s for sure.”last_img read more

Steven Plowman receives Alpena’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual dinner Thursday evening. A number of businesses were recognized and the 2019 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award was presented.This year’s theme was “Rockin’ and Rollin’ into the Future.” Former president of the Alpena Chamber of Commerce, Jackie Krawczak, who had just recently decided to leave the position, said that this dinner is meant to recognize those who always put their best foot forward and those who show excitement and pride in the community. “This event kind of captures where we are with that now, and it’s just the community’s way of everybody getting together, being super proud of each other, really energetic, excited about what’s going to happen,” she said. “We’re really happy about who we are and who we’re becoming and this is a celebration of it.”The 2019 Outstanding Citizen Award was given to Steven Plowman for his efforts to improve the community. Alpena High School Principal, Thomas Berriman was there to present and he also shared some of what qualifies Plowman for this award, including his work as founder of the South Bay Alpena group, his contribution to beautifying the South Corridor, and helping develop Frog Park on Partridge Point road.Berriman added that plowman does a lot of this work without expecting any form of recognition. “I do it in the shadows because I’m not here to blow my own horn,” said Plowman. “I do it because I enjoy doing it. I work with some great people in the South Corridor groups, some guys who have a great vision for Alpena. Special people all dedicated to Alpena and making Alpena a better place to live.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena chamber of commerce, South CorridorContinue ReadingPrevious Experts urge fire safety for all Michiganders, especially the elderlyNext Atlanta schools closed due to sicknesslast_img read more