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. CONTINUING WORK RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 4 Traffic on Highway 4, from west of Campbells Bridge, west for about five kilometres to Hay Cove Bridge, is reduced to one lane for repaving and the replacement of the Hay Cove bridge. Work is scheduled to be completed by Saturday, Nov. 30. Drivers should travel with caution and obey signs and workers in the area. CAPE BRETON COUNTY: George Street, Sydney Construction has started on the George Street Roundabout in Sydney, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drivers in the area should be alert for slow-moving vehicles and lane closures. Work is scheduled to continue until Saturday, Nov. 30. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. HANTS COUNTY: Glen Brook and MacInnis Brook Bridges The Glen Brook and MacInnis Brook bridges, on Route 202 in West Gore, have a 24-tonne weight restriction until further notice. CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Trunk 28 Highway 28, from Kilkenny Lake Road to Daley Road for about five kilometres, is reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Innovation Drive Bridge Innovation Drive Bridge on Innovation Drive, about 600 metres north of the intersection of Highway 4 (Pictou Road), is closed for repairs until Friday, Nov. 15. Detour signs are in place. DIGBY COUNTY: Acacia Valley Bridge Acacia Valley Bridge on Acacia Valley Road, about a half-kilometre south of the intersection of Ridge Road and Acacia Valley Road, is closed for bridge repairs until Friday, Nov. 29. A detour is in place. KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101, Shaw Road Underpass Shaw Road Underpass, near Berwick, will be closed for repairs until Friday, Nov. 25. Detour route is Maple Street to Brooklyn Street. COLCHESTER/HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie River Construction is taking place on Highway 102 at the bridges over Shubenacadie River until Saturday, Nov. 30. Traffic is two lanes in both directions, however drivers are urged to travel with extra caution in the area. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Joseph Howe Drive Overpass Repairs are being made on the Joseph Howe Drive overpass on Highway 102, Exit 0 until Saturday, Nov. 30. Travel lanes are shifted to accommodate rush hour traffic. Drivers should reduce speed to 50 km/h and drive with extra caution in the area or use an alternate route. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sydney River Bridge The Sydney River Bridge on Keltic Drive is closed for replacement. While the bridge is closed, the province is providing a free shuttle bus service between Coxheath Arena (305 Keltic Dr.) and Walmart (65 Keltic Dr.). A detour route for drivers has also been marked. The shuttle bus schedule is available at http://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/srb.asp . ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Canso Causeway Highway 104, from the intersection of Highway 4 in Aulds Cove to the causeway’s swing bridge, will have one-lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Construction is expected to continue until the end of November. Use caution in the area. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 216 Sections of Route 216, from 15 kilometres west of Highway 4 to Eskasoni, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, Nov. 15. The lane closures are 24 hours a day with traffic signals or traffic control people. Delays are expected. Drivers should use extra caution and patience. RICHMOND COUNTY: Cape Auguet Road Traffic on Cape Auguet Road, from the intersection of Lower Road south for about five kilometres, is reduced to one lane for repaving and other improvements. The work is scheduled to be completed by Saturday, Nov. 30. Drivers should travel with caution and obey signs and workers in the area. VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, from Seal Island Bridge to the top of Kellys Mountain, will have alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Nov. 9. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. -30- GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Sections of Route 316, between Coddles Harbour Bridge and New Harbour West Road, is reduced to one lane until Friday, Nov. 15 for repaving. Drivers should reduce speed and obey signs and traffic control people in the area. HANTS COUNTY: Shubenacadie, Bridge Trunk 2 Shubenacadie Bridge on Highway 2 is reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Dec. 31. The speed limit is reduced to 50 km/h in the construction area. KINGS COUNTY: Cornwallis River Bridge Cornwallis River Bridge, on Middle Dyke Road near Coldbrook, will have one-lane closures for bridge repairs until Friday, Nov. 15. Traffic will be controlled by traffic signals 24 hours a day. Public advised of delays, please take alternate route if possible. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Meisner Bridge Meisner Bridge on Highway 10, near Cherryfield, has alternating lane closures for repairs until Friday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.
London: Former skipper Ricky Ponting believes Australia played their worst cricket in the most critical moments of the ongoing World Cup. Australia failed to make it to the finals after suffering an eight-wicket thrashing against England in the semi-finals on Thursday in Birmingham. Before the semi-finals, Australia had also lost their last league game against South Africa and finished at the second spot in the points table after the group stage. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together “Unusually for Australian teams in World Cups, we played our worst cricket in the most critical moments,” Ponting told cricket.com.au. “That’ll be the thing that gets spoken about the most and see if there’s any reason behind it,” he added. Ponting, hired as an assistant coach to Justin Langer for Australia’s World Cup campaign, however, said that the Aaron Finch-led side didn’t go wrong when it came to tactics. “Tactically, I think we got things right. Personnel-wise, we picked the best team that we could for every game,” said the World Cup-winning captain. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open Australia will now face England in the Ashes series beginning August 1. England will aim to win their first World Cup trophy when they face New Zealand in Sunday’s final at Lord’s. If they are able to win the coveted trophy, then according to Ponting, England will carry that momentum into the Ashes series. “It probably does, to be honest,” Ponting said, when asked whether England’s 50-over success could spill over. “The country will be on a bit of a wave and a bit of a high, the players will certainly be on a huge high after that World Cup. But who knows if they don’t (win), it might have an adverse effect on their Ashes campaign as well. “But I’m sure if they happen to win the World Cup, they’ll take as much as they can from it going into the Ashes,” he added.
Earlier today the Maldivian Democratic Party, in a statement, said it was deeply disturbed and worried by the court warrant issued to arrest the Party’s Presidential Candidate and the Maldives’ first democratically elected President, Mohamed Nasheed, and produce him to a widely disputed court. Maldivian opposition leader and former President Mohamed Nasheed was arrested on Monday following a court order.The Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) said that Nasheed was arrested and taken away by the police while he was taking part in a political rally on an island. “He was arrested today right n front of our eyes,” MDP activist Shauna Aminath told the Colombo Gazette. The court order was issued by the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court on 7 October, Sunday, while Nasheed had appealed the legality of the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court with the High Court on Sunday and the appeal process has not yet been exhausted.“We are currently on presidential campaign trail by boats in the Southern atolls. This trip has been organized for months and immediately after the dates of the trip were announced, the courts decided to summon our candidate to a court that is unlawfully established. Leading experts and lawyers have questioned the legitimacy of this court” MDP spokesperson for international affairs Hamid Abdul Ghafoor said. Report by Easwaran Rutnam