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first_imgINVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, from Mabou Harbour Bridge southerly, will have a one-lane closure for patching and repaving from today, Aug. 22 to Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 will have alternating one-lane closures for repairs and repaving from one kilometre west of Exit 14, westerly 3.5 kilometres, from today, Aug. 22 until Friday, Sept. 23. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle, flashing light unit, barrels, and traffic cones. RICHMOND COUNTY: Point Tupper Industrial Park Point Tupper Industrial Park Road, from Nova Scotia Power to the entrance of the new Anadarko LNG facility, will have a one-lane closure for gravelling and repaving from today, Aug. 22 to Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, from about 3.7 kilometres west of Exit 4 to the west end of Indian March Bridge (Sky River), will have a one-lane closure for patching and repaving from today, Aug. 22 to Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 -30-last_img read more

first_imgLucknow: With accidents becoming the order of the day on the Lucknow Agra Expressway, the Yogi Adityanath government has hit upon a new idea to check speeding on the expressway. The state government has announced that those covering the 302 km-stretch from Lucknow toll plaza to Agra in less than three hours will have to pay a fine for speeding. Avanish Kumar Awasthi, chief executive officer, Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) said that a total of 25 e-challlans have already been issued to vehicles that were found to be over speeding on the expressway over the past two days. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items “If any vehicle is found to have covered the distance between Agra and Lucknow or vice versa in less than three hours, it will be fined and an e-challan will be sent to the registered address of the vehicle owner,” he explained. He said that high-tech equipments have been installed at the toll plazas in order to capture images of vehicles for data analysis reports. The details are then sent to Superintendent of Poilce (Traffic), of Agra and Lucknow districts for issuance of e-challans. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Accidents on the expressway have risen alarmingly. On June 28, seven people were killed when a bus rammed into a truck near Fatehabad. On June 21, three more lives were lost when a car rammed into a stationary truck near Mainpuri. Another life was claimed when a Lucknow-based businessman was killed on June 27 in an accident near Ferozabad on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway. Surprisingly there is no trauma centre or medical facility along the 302 km long expressway which makes it even more difficult for accident victims to get medical aid. Avanish Awasthi said: “We are building utilities along the Expressway and very soon medical facilities will be available along the route.” Meanwhile, a transport official said that apart from speeding, the increase in heat wave conditions was causing tyre bursts which leads to accidents. “Majority of the accidents on the expressway — Lucknow-Agra — as well as the Yamuna Expressway (or the Taj Expressway) — have been caused with SUVs ramming into stationary trucks. This is caused by tyre bursts as the cement laying on the Yamuna Expressway causes heating up of tyres. The Agra Expressway is laid with tarmac and is comparatively safer,” the official explained.last_img read more

Prof Smith, a professor of language and culture at the University of Sunderland, said the presenters were considered to be entertaining at the time but their approach amounted to bullying.“It was the power they had to tell people what to wear. It was a game where there was resistance from the contributor, but resistance was futile. It was always legitimised as being ‘for your own good’.“But participants were told they couldn’t wear clothes they were comfortable in, they could only wear clothes that Trinny and Susannah said they could wear,” Prof Smith said.“Those makeover programmes eventually morphed into dating programmes, with that element of humiliation and other forms of confrontation.”The report mentioned the aggression and confrontation evident in Gordon Ramsay’s shows, including Kitchen Nightmares, and The Apprentice, where candidates are frequently engaged in slanging matches and Lord Sugar conducts his boardroom showdowns. Sir Alan Sugar With their straight-talking advice on how to look fabulous, Trinny and Susannah styled themselves as fashion’s fairy godmothers.But academics have identified What Not To Wear, the makeover show presented by Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, as a programme that began the “rise of rudeness” in television which reached its nadir with Jeremy Kyle.It features on a list that includes The Apprentice and Come Dine With Me, all helping British television to become “a sphere of anger, humiliation, dispute and upset”.The research, by university academics Angela Smith and Michael Higgins, has been submitted to MPs conducting a reality television inquiry sparked by the death of a participant on The Jeremy Kyle Show.The authors suggested that Kyle’s aggressive treatment of show participants was part of a wider shift. Each week, Woodall and Constantine would make over a contributor, first making her gaze into a 360 degree mirror wearing her own clothes and pointing out how unflattering they were.They used a sample episode to support their thesis, which Woodall told a woman that in her usual outfit “you look like you’ve just crawled out of bed”.Constantine said of the woman’s coat: “Do you know what? If I’m going to be completely frank, which I will be, you look like a hunchback in that.” Show more The Apprentice is also cited as one of the programmes which helped make television rudeCredit:Jim Marks/BBC Their study, Belligerent Broadcasting, traced the roots of aggressive television back to the 1960s and “the gradual disappearance of deference in political interviewing”.In the 1990s, The Jerry Springer Show was aired on British TV and set a template for the likes of Kyle as a confrontational host.But the authors of the report found that the “retreat of civility” in homegrown programmes spread beyond politics and talk shows with the arrival of What Not To Wear in 2001. But Prof Smith also singled out Come Dine With Me, with its jokey voiceover “framing everything as a potentially belligerent environment, managing to create a sense of disharmony or conflict – we can see the same thing done on Love Island.”Top Gear also contributed to today’s aggressive television, she argued, as Jeremy Clarkson’s “banter” with fellow presenters exemplified “a certain form of masculine, laddish culture” that has been copied by comedy panel shows.In their submissions to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, which has heard evidence from the makers of The Jeremy Kyle Show, the academics said: “We found that there had been a rise in not only the frequency but also the range of programmes where conflict talk arises.As one genre of broadcast fell from favour, others adopted the frame of belligerence, each time amending it slightly to mark itself as ‘new’ but always with an underlying sense of interpersonal conflict and risk of humiliation.”They recommended that producers edit programmes to minimise the focus on conflict and should take into account the mental health of participants. The committee will deliver its findings later in the year.Woodall told The Sunday Telegraph: “I’m having lunch… really, I don’t have a comment.” Constantine was contacted for comment. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more