Cats Eye by Margaret AtwoodCats Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, and artist, and woman—but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories. Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate, Cats Eye is a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knots of her life.
Is this the end of the road for cats eyes?
EVER wondered why cat's eyes are different colours on the motorway? And no, it's not just to make your night-time drive a little bit more scenic or keep you awake with pretty lights. They've been around since the s and the details of how they work are laid out in Rule of the Highway Code. The most common lights you'll see will be the standard white as these mark the lanes or the middle of a road. On a regular three-lane wide motorway you'll see two rows of these.
First name. Last name. Select list s : newsletter. Thank you for subscribing. The LEDs can be seen from as far away as 1, yards, which is ten times further than the traditional reflective studs, and are seen as a much better alternative for drivers motoring in bad weather. Strict road laws have prevented any change to the safety devices ever since they were first introduced in the s.
A cat's eye is a retroreflective safety device used in road marking and was the first of a range of raised pavement markers. The cat's eye design originated in the UK in and is today used all over the world. The original form consisted of two pairs of reflective glass spheres set into a white rubber dome, mounted in a cast-iron housing.
Please refresh the page and retry. T hey're a great British invention that have guided countless travellers home late at night. The move follows reports of concerned tourists fearing that animal cruelty had become a standard practice on our country roads. F or tourists, the change is a welcome clarification of the UK's highway safety regulations. T he decision has been criticised by some residents. Christopher Hudson, a county councillor, said that it was a "bizarre" move that would lead to more confusion, not less. S uffolk county council has said its less ambiguous signs and the road studs phrase would become the standard phrase adopted by staff.
The Cat's Eye is a safety device and is used on 99 per cent of roads in the UK. The device was invented by Percy Shaw, who worked as a road-mender. The story behind the invention is quite a famous tale. Percy Shaw Invented Cats Eyes It is said that Shaw was driving home at night in the fog in when he reached a dangerous part of the road. Shaw claimed that at night he drove by using the reflection that his car headlights gave off in the tram tracks.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. They were invented as result of an encounter with a cat one foggy night as Percy Shaw made his way home. One dark foggy night in Percy Shaw was driving down the steep winding road from Queensbury to his home in Boothtown. He had made this journey at night many times before, using the reflection of his car headlights on the tramlines to help negotiate the hazardous bends. Suddenly Percy was plunged into pitch darkness, the reassuring reflective light was no longer there, the tramlines had been taken up for repair.