Article1: More speed cameras to catch violators
Accordingto a 22 MayKuwait Times,installation of more speed cameras was to be effected in Kuwait atthe onset of 2014. Currently, there are only 56 cameras installed atdifferent traffic lights, in Kuwait. Fattahova (1) notes that thefirst six months of 2014 will experience an addition of approximately100 cameras. In the past, certain measures were implemented to ensureproper monitoring of the live cameras that were used round the clock,by ten civil staff. These staffs would take images of vehicles thatthey considered violating as well as report them to police officerspresent at the scene. The police officers would then confirm theviolations before taking the necessary traffic measures. Trafficviolations include emergency’s lane driving on the side of theroads. This is because the emergency lane is set aside for driversunder certain conditions and they can only drive in one direction(towards Kuwait City). One of the conditions require drivers to usethe emergence lane only when the traffic is not moving or when it ismoving below 45 km per hour. Fattahova (1) considers that the act ofpolice officers to impound vehicles an issue that most drivers viewas complicated. This is because some of them find damages on theirvehicles, at the impounding yard, while others encounter difficultieswhen trying to locate their vehicles. However, traffic department hastaken the initiative to open a website that eases the struggle offinding one’s car at the impounding yard. Hence, drivers andvehicle owners can search for their vehicles on the website.
Theministry of interior noted an appreciable decrease (3%), in thenumber of deaths that occur due to road accidents, from 328 in 2012to 319 in 2013 (Fattahova 1). This decrease is attributed to theInterior Ministry’s effort to create and spread traffic safetyregulations’ awareness. Such awareness is carried out throughregular monitoring of road users’ behavior, inspection of vehicles,and through media campaigns. Speed cameras will come along with a newtechnology that will ensure all traffic rules are followed to thelatter. For instance, they will be connected to the operation room inorder to deliver the violation’s photos in a direct and immediatemanner.
Accordingto Fattahova (1), there has been a 23 % drop in the number of trafficviolations that occur in an indirect manner and a 27 % increase inthe number of direct violations in 2013. This report also show adecrease of 11% of violations without license, 4% of violations ofusing mobile phones while driving, and 7 % of violations of racingon highways. Nevertheless, there has been a 28 % increase in theviolations of driving on the wrong way, 138 % increases ofcarelessness driving, and 167 % failure of drivers to carry a drivinglicense and wear seat belts (Fattahova 1).
Theheadline, in this article highlights the news element of impact ofinstallation of more speed cameras that will come along with a newtechnology. The new technology will help in the detection of trafficviolators in a direct and immediate manner. The lead highlights thefollowing elements: who (traffic department), what (installation ofmore speed cameras), where (in Kuwait), why, how and when (as theyear 2014 began). The article presents a summary lead since it coverswho, what, when, and why(why the reader are supposed to read it). Itis specific (100 speed cameras) and use active words. The new value,in the headline, is the impact that the speed cameras will have onany person that violates traffic rules. The nut graf of the articleis located in the third paragraph. The article has the correct lengthof sentences (most of them are short and only a few of them are long)and it does not contain words that reveal the writer’s opinion,redundant phrases, and unnecessary words. However, the article hascontinually repeated the words ‘traffic department’ inunnecessary manner. The content of this article will help AUKstudents learn and familiarize themselves with Kuwait’s trafficrules. Citizens of Kuwait will also become aware of various trafficrules and violations of such rules in their country. As a result,they will avoid violating such rules hence, there will be a highdecrease of traffic related accidents. The article will furtheraffect the investors from U.S and other parts of the world in apositive manner. Many investors from U.S and all over the world willbe willing to invest in a country that cares about its passengers.The concept on how drivers can search for the location of theirvehicles in the impounding yard need to be explained further. Forinstance, the article needs to cite the website and discuss step bystep on how to do the searching. In my opinion, the story should notbe reported again, since it meets it objectives of highlighting howaddition of more speed cameras has seen reduction of trafficviolations in Kuwait.
Article2: Uneasy first steps with Goggle Glass22May KuwaitTimes highlightsthe first uneasy steps that are associated with Goggle Glass. Aperson holding Google Glass for the first time feels that it mightbreak at any moment. It comes along with many assumptions thatconcern an individual curiosity, boorishness, and wealth. Earlyadopters of new technologies like, Segway scooter, Sony Walkman, andthe first iPod, have also had such assumptions in the past (UneasyFirst Steps with Google Glass 1). The author of this articleacknowledges that Google Glass is yet to be available to the generalpublic. This is attributed to its high price tag of 1,500 dollarshence, it hardly appeals the general public. The author mentions someprominent people, like Robert Scoble, who he has encountered wearingthis device. Fattahova (1) notes that Goggle tend to have a longview on things hence, it has manufactured other high tech devices,like driverless car, besides Goggle Glass. Despite the fact theGoggle Glass helps an individual read news headlines and take photos,it feels bulky on a person’s face. The author argue that there is ahigh likelihood of Google Glass being seen as one of the short-livedbridges that facilitates shift from one technology to the next one,in the next ten years. The author advises Google to come up with lessconspicuous and smaller Goggle Glass in order to have a huge impactor appeal to the general public.Theauthor reveals her experience with Goggle Glass like making her feelembarrassed and shy when in public. It also makes her receive a coldshoulder whenever she tries to slip it in his husband’s presence.The author further argues that Google Glass is currently gettingnegative feedback from the press since it can be used to record aprivacy conversion without the knowledge of people being involved.She concludes the article by acknowledging that Google has recentlycome up with a Glass etiquette guide that warns it users from beingcreepy or rude whenever they use it.EvaluationTheheadline,of this article, highlights the uneasiness associated with firststeps of using Google Glass. Several elements are highlighted in thelead and they include: who (early adopters of new technology) andwhat (associated with uneasiness of first steps ofGoogle glass).This article presents a creative lead. The headline includes newsvalue of the impact of first steps of using Google Glass. The articlehas a nut graf that is located in the third paragraph. Most of thesentences in this article are not the correct one for a newspaperarticle since they are extremely long hence, they have a highlikelihood of boring its readers. The article contain many words thatreveal the author opinions and they include” I’m ready, I’msure, the most frequent response I get from my husband…” theauthor has also exaggerated her experience with Google Glass forinstance, she claims that it make her feel like a futuristictelemaker. She has also used many negative constructions like ‘I mnot sure.’Thecontent of this story will help AUK students’ in their decision toeither purchase or not to purchase Google Glass. This is because thearticle has clearly outlined the various shortcomings of the device.If the students can cope up with the highlighted embarrassments andbulkiness associated with the device, then they can go ahead andpurchase it. Kuwait, on the other hand, will benefit from thisarticle in its decisions to either allow or deny Google the right toadvertise the device on its websites. For instance, Kuwait may decideto deny Google the right to advertise on its website if they aregenuine complaints from the general public, like the usage of thedevice to record people’s private conversations without theirknowledge. The content of the article may affect the U.S and theworld at large in a number of ways. For instance, the U.S and theworld may relent their intention of purchasing the device uponrealizing its shortcomings. On the other hand, U.S may increase itspurchase of the device in order to heighten the ability of itsdetective agencies in tracking criminals, in public places, byrecording any malicious plans. Theauthor needs to elaborate on the concept of implantable and how itrelates to the use of Google Glass. In my opinion, the author needsto report this article again since she has mostly included her ownopinion on how people feel about Google Glass. She need to gatherenough and credible information on the general public view on GoogleGlass before making any conclusion. This will help overcome the issueof biasness in her reporting.Article3: India goes on polls in the biggest voting day-Congress partybattling to stem further slideKuwaitTimeson 22 May reported the India’s election that was held on 21 May.The two main opposing parties were the Hindu nationalists andCongress party. The voting process took place in 121 constituencies,in 12 states. There were over 195 million people who were eligiblevoters during this election. Southern Karnataka and northern UttarPradesh were the two chief battlegrounds during the election process(India Goes to Polls in Biggest Voting Day – Congress PartyBattling to Stem Further Slide 1). Most elites, in India, viewed theelection to be of immense significance since it would decide thefuture of the country.Itwas predicated that the congress party that had been in power since2004 would lose the election in favor of Narendra Modi-a Hindunationalist. Modi believed that he had all the potential to reviveIndia’s economy in a short period of time. This article shows anappreciable percent decrease in the country’s economy for twoconsecutive years. A new survey, which was conducted prior to theelection, showed that Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had ahigh likelihood of winning the election with a majority of 543 seatparliament (India Goes To Polls In Biggest Voting Day – CongressParty Battling To Stem Further Slide 1). Most Indians believed thatModi had the capacity to ensure that the country’s economyimproves. This is because as the chief minister of the prosperousGujarat state in western India, Modi had ensured a continuous growthand improvement of economic status of all residents in this state.Some young individuals believed that they would be able to securejobs opportunities upon electing Modi as their prime minister.Nevertheless,Modi faced a strong opposition from the ruling Gandhi politicaldynasty especially, from the Sonia Gandhi-the president of thecongress party. In his campaigns, Sonia spread propaganda about Modiand warned the Indians from electing him Sonia claimed that Modi wasa true presentation of religious fanaticism, money, and power.Additionally, the vice president of the Congress party accused Modiof crony capitalism that would only serve to oppress the commoncitizens. Similarly, Sonia’s brother believed that Modi election,as the prime minister, would only serve to widen the gaps betweenvarious religious groups in the country. However, these accusationsdid not deter Modi from his campaigns and his luring voters to castballots in his favor. In fact, he openly attacked the Gandhi’sfamily and insisted that he would definitely secure the position ofthe prime minister despite their oppositions.Despitethis, voters cast ballots in the crucial battleground states thatincluded central Chhattisgarh, the western desert state of Rajasthan,and Uttar Pradesh. These crucial battlegrounds states had witnessed aweekend rebel attack, before the casting of votes took place, whichleft fourteen people dead. During the second phase of voting therewas a bomb attack that was witnessed on a railway line. This bombattack disrupted travel however, no casualties were reported duringthe incidence.
Thearticle’s headline highlights the news elements of India’s votingday as well as the chief opposing party (Congress) during theelections. The lead highlights various elements that include who(India), when (yesterday), what (election), where (121constituencies, 12 states), why (the election will decide thecountry’s future), and how (voters participation in the election).The article incorporates a summary lead since it has the followingelements (what, where, who, when, why, and how). Again, the headlinecontains various news value that include timeliness (voting day), andprominence (polls and congress party). The article has a nut graflocated in the second and third paragraph. Sentences, in thisarticle, are long and the reader may get bored when reading them theauthor should have incorporated both long and short sentences. Thereare no unnecessary words, stereotypical-isms, redundant phrases, orwords that reveal writers opinion in the article. Crony capitalism isan example of jargon used and ‘does not lose does not die’ is anexample of cliché used in this article. There are also negativeconstructions like ‘does not lose’ and ‘no casualties’. Thecontent of this story will help AUK students familiarize themselveswith the election process in India hence, they can answer anyquestions related to election process in India and any other countrythat follow the same electoral procedure. Kuwait will learn from theprocess and outcome of the India’s election it will help Kuwaitavoid committing the same mistakes that are witnessed in thiselection, during its future elections. The U.S and world, ingeneral, will benefit from the content of the article since a freeand fair election will attract more investors from America and fromall over the world. The article need to have elaborated on how theelection process took place for instance, it need to have includedthe results of the election. In my opinion, the article should bereported again in order to explain how the voting process wasconducted and give the results of the winning candidate of theelection.
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