The accessibility of Ballyshannon’s streets is set to be reviewed to address issues faced by wheelchair users and people with visual impairments.At present, it is not possible to walk from the top of the town to the bottom without having to use steps.Other issues such as the location of disability parking spaces and dropped kerbs have caused problems for people with disabilities in the town, which is largely situated on a hill. While progress has been made to improve paths in recent years, local councillor Barry Sweeny has called for a co-ordinated review of the entire town.He said the idea was met positively by the Roads Engineer of Donegal Municipal District and plans are being made to address issues.Fine Gael’s Cllr Sweeny told Donegal Daily: “If you look back at old heritage photos of Ballyshannon it was all steps. This was reduced over time but there are still problems of accessibility, not only for wheelchair users, but for people with visual impairments and parents with buggies.“There are areas that can be improved, such as to get from the top of the town to the bottom – you can’t do it without steps. “We are looking at one area where it may be possible to eliminate steps.”Cllr Sweeny said that meetings with local wheelchair users have highlighted problems such as parking spaces being located on the wrong side of the road and drop curbs not being in the correct places.After raising the motion at the July sitting of Donegal MD, Cllr Sweeny said the council is exploring plans to do a walkability audit of Ballyshannon.“It would be great to pilot this in Ballyshannon, but it is important in all towns in South Donegal.“A lot of good work has been done by the council in the last two years to improve footpaths in the town, and it would be council practice to ensure these are wheelchair accessible,” Cllr Sweeny said. Cllr Sweeny added that a combination of improved infrastructure and policing of disabled parking areas would improve the town for people with disabilities and for carers.Accessibility problems in Ballyshannon to be reviewed was last modified: July 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:AccessibilityBallyshannoncllr barry sweenydisabled parking
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Welcome to India Today Online’s coverage of the first cricket Test match between India and New Zealand from the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad. Score | PhotosIndia vs New Zealand Day 32:58 pm | Play has been called off. So rain has the final say in a day dominated by India, thanks to R Ashwin’s impressive six-wicket haul in the first innings. Still 2 more days to go, so plenty of time for India to bowl New Zealand out (and then bat again if necessary). All of that though, only if weather permits. Following on, New Zealand are 41/1 in the second innings. 1st innings: India 348 (Pujara 159), NZ (Franklin 43 n.o. ; Ashwin 6/31, Ojha 3/44)2:20 PM: More bad news. It is pouring at the moment. Chances of further play look bleak.2:05 pm | Pictures coming in show that more covers are coming on. It is still very dark. There is only a drizzle right now but looks like only a matter of time before it starts pelting down. The light too was a concern even after the floodlights were turned on. 1:53 pm | Bad light stops play! It is extremely dark as well. The flood lights are on. The umpires are having a chat. Looks like they’re walking off now. Bad light? Or are they concerned about the weather? The covers are coming on now. Play has been stopped! New Zealand are 41/1 at the stage with opener Brendon McCullum batting on 16 and Kane Williamson on 3.Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease1:35 pm | 14.3 overs: WICKET! Ojha takes his first one of the innings. This wicket has been a spinners paradise. Ojha to Guptill, out Lbw!! Lucky Ojha this time! Not sure Gould has got it right this time, but Guptill finds himself walking back eventually. Error in judgement has cost him here – this was very full and pitched on off, Guptill offered no shot and shouldered arms, the ball hit him in front of off stump but might have turned away. Guptill lbw b Ojha 16(38) [4s-3] (NZ 26/1 in 14.3 overs)advertisement1:25 pm | 12.6 overs: DROPPED! Oops Virat spilled it. Ojha to Guptill, no run, catch dropped by Kohli at 2nd slip. Tough chance, but one would expect someone like Kohli to take those. Good bowling by Ojha – fires it in and gets it to turn off the track, Guptill pokes and gets a thick edge which goes quickly to 2nd slip, Kohli goes with his left hand and the ball pops out. NZ are 22/0 at the stage with Guptill (15) and McCullum (5) in the middle.12:44 pm | 0.6 overs: Ojha to Brendon McCullum, no run, tight line and length on the off, McCullum gets forward and defends it.Guptill and Brendon McCullum are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Ojha will open the attack 12:40 pm | SECOND SESSIONLUNCH UPDATE: India enforce follow onSESSION SUMMARY: Just a 90 minute session but India have managed to bowl out New Zealand. Umesh Yadav started the day by dismissing van Wyk and the spinners took over after that. Ashwin came in to bowl late in the session but wrapped up the tail very quickly to end with a 6 wicket haul. Franklin looked solid at the other end, but he got absolutely no support from his teammates. That will be lunch on day 3. New Zealand will have to bat again after 40 minutes, so join us at 12:40.New Zealand 1st innings: 159 all out (James Franklin 43 n.o. ; R Ashwin 6/31, Pragyan Ojha 3/44)12:00 pm | 61.3 overs: WICKET! Superb! Ashwin took six wickets in the innings and NZ are all out for 159 – the same total that Cheteshwar Pujara scored. Ashwin to Chris Martin, out Bowled!! Hah, make that 34 ducks. Extreme consistency from Chris Martin, almost unimaginable. Perfect flight, pitches on off and turns back in, Martin offered a defensive stroke but the ball founds its way through to the stumps. Ashwin ends with 6 wickets to his name, and Franklin watches helplessly from the other end. Chris Martin b Ashwin 0(1) (NZ 159/10 in 61.3 overs)Chris Martin, right handed bat, comes to the crease11:56 am | 61.2 overs: WICKET! A fiver for Ashwin! Ashwin to Boult, out Caught by Gambhir!! 5 wickets for Ashwin. His 3rd 5 wicket haul in Test cricket. Once again flights it up, Boult pushes at it and gets a thick inside edge off his pads to short leg. Ashwin has a huge smile on his face as he celebrates with his team-mates. Only a wicket away from bowling out New Zealand now… Boult c Gambhir b Ashwin 4(15) [4s-1] (159/9 in 61.2 overs)Trent Boult, right handed bat, comes to the creaseadvertisement11:38 am | 57.3 overs: WICKET! And Ashwin gets his fourth wicket. Ashwin to Jeetan Patel, out Caught&Bowled!! Very good catch that by Ashwin. Tough to take those off your own bowling but he did well. Nicely tossed up delivery, Jeetan Patel looks to drive but the bat turns in his hands, it flew back low to Ash who dived forward and got his huge hands under the ball. Jeetan Patel c and b Ashwin 10(21) [4s-1] (NZ 153/8 in 57.3 overs)Jeetan Patel, right handed bat, comes to the crease11:15 am | 51.4 overs: WICKET! And Ojha gets his third wicket…he matches up with Ashwin…it’s neck and neck for them. Ojha to Doug Bracewell, out Stumped!! Lovely bowling. Really good bowling. Bracewell once again used his feet and came down the ground, Ojha saw him coming, gave it flight and slowed it up in the air, Bracewell threw his bat at it but the ball turned away past his edge. Easiest of stumpings for Dhoni who takes out all the 3 stumps. Franklin is waging a lone battle at the other end… Doug Bracewell st Dhoni b Ojha 17(25) [4s-2] (NZ 141/7 in 51.4 overs)Doug Bracewell, right handed bat, comes to the crease10:38 pm | 43.4 overs: WICKET! And Umesh gets a quick one. Umesh Yadav to van Wyk, out Lbw!! That’s the first wicket of the day, and the first wicket for an Indian seamer. Was it a good decision though? We’ll wait for a few replays. Yadav banged it in short, van Wyk looked to pull but the ball skidded on and hit him on the back thigh. Height was probably a factor, but it doesn’t matter now. NZ are 6 down. van Wyk lbw b Umesh Yadav 0(14) (NZ 111/6 in 43.4 overs)10:30 am | Finally, we’re ready for a start. Pace to start proceedings..9:50 am | The groundstaff have done a great job. We’re starting at 10:30. It’s drying well and it’s looking good for a start at 10:30. The forecast is for more rain but we’ll see as it goes. Play can be extended till 5:30 PM if necessary.9:40 am | Tt has been raining continuously from the morning. Good news is that it has stopped now, but the outfield is still wet. The umpires are having a look at the wicket. Duncan Fletcher is there too, and surprisingly, he is seen having a big smile on his face. Don’t see that too often.. DAY 2 SCORE: 1st inns – NZ 106/5 (K Williamson 32; Ashwin 3/30, Ojha 2/35), Ind 438 (Pujara 159, Dhoni 73, Kohli 58; J Patel 4/100) DAY 2 SUMMARY: The spinners have put India firmly in the driver’s seat. There was something on the track to help and they made excellent use of it to never let the pressure off the Kiwis. Ojha struck in his very first over and Ashwin did one better by striking with his first ball. None of the New Zealand batsmen attempted to break the shackles either. Kane Williamson batted stubbornly before perishing late in he day. Franklin has been at the wicket for a long time and New Zealand need to score some quick runs to release some pressure. It is not going to be easy against the Indian spinners though.advertisement
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The Civil Aviation Training Institute, operated by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), has received its TRAINAIR PLUS accreditation.This means that the entity has joined a network of more than 50 organizations worldwide that have been accredited under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) TRAINAIR PLUS programme.The TRAINAIR PLUS programme is utilized by civil aviation training institutions to train civil aviation professionals, through the sharing of a quality system, based on a competency-based training methodology, to prepare and improve the courses and programmes used in their training offerings.According to Regional Director of ICAO, Loretta Martin, the TRAINAIR PLUS programme presents a unique opportunity to share best practices and experiences, to look at what works, and integrate that into a training package that will benefit the entire aviation community through TRAINAIR PLUS membership.She was delivering an address at the opening of an ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) and TRAINAIR PLUS Regional Symposium, on February 5, at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel, in Montego Bay.Mrs. Martin argued that the new ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS programme is an essential partner in providing tools to achieve high quality training, adding that it also enhances efficiency and workplace performance by facilitating the development of training materials, as well as encouraging collaboration and networking of training centres.Meanwhile, Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, in declaring the four-day symposium officially open, said the hosting of the event by Jamaica is a further indication of the Government’s commitment to strengthening the local air transport industry.He pointed out that there are two main objectives of Jamaica’s aviation training programme – to maintain a highly competent cadre of aviation professionals and to increase training opportunities.“We, like several other countries, are faced with the reality of an ageing population, a critical issue which has to be addressed, not just in the aviation industry but generally, in ensuring that we have trained an adequate number of professionals to replace those who will be retiring over the next few years. This is a critical element in terms of planning, for the future of the (aviation) industry,” the Minister emphasized.He said that as part of its strategic plans, the JCAA is seeking to expand its Air Traffic Controller training programme to the Caribbean and the rest of the world, while at the same time offer training in other civil aviation areas.