Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Exit 7 on Highway 125 will have occasional lane closures until Aug. 31, during construction of a new bridge. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Howard Bridge Howard Bridge on Fountain Road, 700 metres west from Route 307, is closed for repairs until Friday, Dec. 30. A detour is in place. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from about 5.5 kilometres east of Lakeshore Drive, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs, upgrading and paving until Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 SHELBURNE COUNTY: Clyde River Bridge, Highway 103 Traffic on the Clyde River Bridge on Highway 103 near Exit 28 is restricted to one lane for bridge repairs. Traffic is being controlled by traffic signals. Work will be completed in January. Motorists should drive with extra caution in the area. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Lower South River Bridge Lower South River Bridge will be reduced to one lane to build a bailey bridge. A detour will replace the bridge until Aug. 31. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 CONTINUING WORK CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place at the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 -30-last_img read more

100 deficiencies found during night and evening police patrolling till May this

first_imgNew Delhi: Deficiencies during the night and evening police patrolling were reviewed at the meeting held in Delhi Police headquarters earlier this June. According to police, in the current year (till May), more than 100 deficiencies were noticed by gazetted officers (GOs) of Delhi Police.Police sources told Millennium Post during a meeting police visibility checking during evening and night including deficiencies were discussed. Police data of five districts revealed that as many as 59 deficiencies were noticed by district GOs during evening patrolling. “In the night nearly 61 deficiencies were reported by GOs in six districts,” added police sources. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark”The deficiencies were related to the patrolling pattern, bad condition of light and reflectors, presence and number of police staff,” sources said. In the meeting, senior police officers discussed various issues, including curbing deficiencies and new techniques which can be implemented for more effective patrolling. “The focus of the discussion was to make patrolling more better,” added sources. Last year more than 300 deficiencies related to night patrolling pattern in different districts were noticed by district night (gazetted officers) GOs of Delhi Police. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsAs many as 4,420 staff were deployed for evening patrolling and more than 3,000 police personnel were on duty for night patrolling. “Over 1,700 motorcycles were deployed for patrolling in various parts of the city,” data added. The data further revealed that as many as 203 robbers/snatchers were apprehended by evening police staff whereas in the night 153 criminals were nabbed. “Burglars/thieves-273, persons with firearms-171 and others-586 persons were nabbed during the evening,” added sources. In the night, police caught 243-burglars/thieves, 124-persons with firearms and 309-others. The city police, after analysing the crime trend in all districts and one unit, deployed 813 motorcycles for patrolling. In meeting, the discussion was held to curb violent crime in which firearms are used by criminals. The other points like pendency of CPGRAMS grievances, VIP references, NHRC references, LG’s Listening Post grievances, CMTS complaints were reviewed.last_img read more

RIM stock on fire in New York after big Toronto gains

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images TORONTO — Research In Motion shares in New York played catch-up Friday to the dramatic surge seen in Toronto a day earlier.On the Nasdaq market, which reopened after being closed Thursday for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, RIM shares closed up almost 14% at US$11.66 during a shortened trading session.After surging 17% on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday, RIM shares on that market gave back 44 cents, or 3.7%, to $11.56 in early afternoon trading.“People are looking at that stock in two ways,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer of Sun Life Global Investment.“One way is that (RIM is) tightening its belt,’ Adatia said, adding that the company is ”doing a bit of reputational damage repair“ either in hopes of being bought out or ”they truly feel the new product launch they will be having should actually do quite well.“We think there is more money to be made ahead of the 2013 launch of BB10The Waterloo, Ont., company’s new BlackBerry 10 operating system — which will be unveiled at a Jan. 30 event along with its new line of smartphones — is widely considered a make or break product launch for Research in Motion.The Thursday spike in Toronto came after a week of steady gains amid more positive sentiment, but analysts are still guarded about the potential success of RIM’s new operating system.On Thursday, National Bank Financial analyst Kris Thompson said he was boosting his price target for RIM to US$15 per share from US$12.“We think there is more money to be made ahead of the 2013 launch of BB10,” Thompson said in a research note.Earlier this week, prominent tech analyst Peter Misek gave RIM’s new operating system a small but improved chance of success as he raised his target price to US$10 from US$5.Misek, of New York-based Jeffries & Company, said he was surprised by the strongly positive initial feedback on RIM’s new BB10 handset from carriers. Still, he’s giving the BlackBerry 10 operating system only a 20 to 30% probability of successfully taking on Apple and Android-based phones.There have been repeated delays in bringing the new RIM smartphones to market and the company has suffered two embarrassing service outages.RIM’s latest outage was in September, the same day that Apple’s new iPhone launched in stores. In Oct. 2011, RIM’s outage lasted several days affecting millions of users globally. read more

Colombia agreement to reintegrate children from FARC welcomed by UN envoy

“I feel privileged to be here today with the Colombians and welcome this important commitment, which puts the issue of children at the heart of the peace process and promises to change their lives. This is an urgently needed step for children who have never known a country at peace,” said Leila Zerrougui, the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, speaking at the event in Havana, which has been hosting talks between the Colombian Government and FARC since 2012. Ms. Zerrougui congratulated the parties who led this process, as well as the guarantors and others, in particular the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Resident Coordinator’s Office in Colombia, which have supported these negotiations from its onset. “The signing of this agreement is a historic moment for all the Colombians. It is an opportunity we cannot miss, to give children a present and future they deserve,” she declared.As part of the commitment, children under the age of fifteen will be released first, following by the separation of all children under 18. Today’s commitment includes core principles to ensure that separated children will be treated primarily as victims, and that their best interests will be considered as a matter of priority in the reintegration into their communities.“Today we celebrate, but tomorrow the work begins to help children rebuild their lives and transition into a peaceful civilian life. The United Nations and partners stand ready to support this process,” concluded the UN Special Representative.According to the UN, hostilities in Colombia between the Government and the FARC have disrupted the lives of more than a quarter of a million children since peace talks began three years ago between the parties to the conflict. Later in the day, UNICEF also welcomed the agreement by the Colombian Government and FARC-EP, Colombia’s main armed opposition group, for the release of all children under the age of 15 from FARC’s ranks. “This is a historic moment for the children of Colombia,” said Roberto de Bernardi, UNICEF Representative in Colombia. “UNICEF stands ready to support the release of all children and their reintegration into their families and communities, in accordance with national and international law,” he added. Peace talks between the Government and FARC to end over five decades of conflict started more than three years ago, leading to significant improvements on the ground: Between 2013 and 2015, the number of children killed or injured by landmines and unexploded ordnance halved while the number of displaced children dropped by 40 per cent, according to a recent UNICEF report.However, the report, Childhood in the Time of War: Will the children of Colombia know peace at last?, also notes that an estimated 1,000 children were used or recruited by non-state armed groups during that period, and over 230,000 children were displaced.“As the country moves closer toward peace, it is critical that all children who have paid the price of this conflict, either directly or indirectly, receive the protection, support and assistance they need,” Mr. de Bernardi said. read more