Pictou County Traffic Advisory

first_imgPICTOU COUNTY: Waterside Bridge Replacement Starting Monday, June 24, Shore Road will be closed at Waterside Bridge for a bridge replacement project. Shore Road traffic will be detoured onto R. Grant Road, Highway 6 (Sunrise Trail), Three Brooks Road, and Otter Road. Detour signs will be posted. Work is scheduled for completion in late October. -30-last_img

How London barely changed in 300 years

first_imgAt first glance they look like entirely different cities – one its skyline dominated by church spires and palaces, the other a modern tangle of skyscapers and tower blocks.But a rare 7ft print showing a panorama of London almost exactly 300 years ago, which has come up for sale as part of a collection of pictures of the capital, shows that, if anything, little has changed.The work by Johannes Kip, a Dutch artist who moved to London following the accession of William of Orange and Mary, was originally intended to be published around 1715 but delayed first by the Jacobite rebellion and later a rift at the heart of the Royal Family.Intricately detailed, it shows the view from Buckingham House, which would later become Buckingham Palace. London-sky And across the river, a row of nondescript wharves or warehouses stand on the spot now dwarfed by the London Eye while a windmill sits on the edge of the Thames, taking the place of today’s trendy bars. The work is expected to fetch £60,000 as part of a sale of 150 prints of London through Daniel Crouch Rare Books.It was originally dedicated to Caroline of Ansbach, the then Princess of Wales and future queen.She and her husband the Prince of Wales appear in a coach directly behind that of the prince’s father George I, in what Kip originally intended as a display of loyalty.But his plan came unstuck amid a bitter rift between father and son, which prevented him publishing the work for another five years until they were reconciled.“This is a magnificent early panorama of London with a wonderful history,” a spokesman for Daniel Crouch Rare Book, which is handling the sale, explained.“The print itself is a fantastic work of art, at the time it was the largest panorama of the capital ever produced.“The story about the prince and the king meant Kip had to delay its publication a number of times.“It’s a fascinating story.” It includes men playing what appears to be cricket on the edge of the Mall; a herd of deer dashing across Green Park towards Piccadilly, where now the only herds are shoppers, and a fleet of London cabs making their way around what is now Horseguards – on foot of course.  In the centre, St James’s Park is immediately recognisable, although the rectangular edges of its lake have since been softened by landscaping. At one end a group of maids sit on stools milking cows – on a spot where the only milking done today is that of tourists.To its right, Westminster Abbey stands in its medieval form, still 30 years before the distinctive towers designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor would be completed.  Next to it is Westminster Hall, itself unchanged but now overshadowed by Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The same view todayCredit:Jason Hawkeslast_img read more

Womens Junior WCh 2014 begins in Croatia

← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL 2014/2015: Lucky Larvik – Gyor with Viborg, Buducnost to face Vardar!! Next Story → Women’s Junior WCh 2015: Europe VS others 10:0! With the Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship about to start on Saturday (28 June) the Croatian Handball Federation as the organizer of the event announced that all matches from all four venues (Koprivnica, Dugo Selo, Zagreb and Cakovec) will be streamed live and free of charge on the official event website www.u20.info.Those are the groups of the preliminary round:Group A in Dugo Selo: Norway, Korea, Croatia, Czech Republic, Uruguay, KazakhstanGroup B in Zagreb: Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Angola, Serbia, ArgentinaGroup C in Koprivnica: Hungary, France, Sweden, Japan, DR Congo, PortugalGroup D in Cakovec: Russia, Romania, Slovenia, Brasil, China, TunisiaThe each four best ranked teams of each group qualify for the eighth-finals, the in total eight remaining teams play for the positions 17-24 in the President’s Cup. The semi-finals, the placement round 5-8 and the final and bronze final will be played in Koprivnica.Find all information on the U20 Women’s World Championship here:http://www.ihf.info/IHFCompetitions/WorldChampionships/WomenJuniorworldchampionships/WomensJuniorWorldChampionshipCRO2014/tabid/6882/Default.aspx Junior handballwomen’s junior handball world championship 2014 read more