Rainfall warning in effect for Peace River North and South

first_imgHeavy rain will begin in the B.C. Peace District this evening.An Alberta low will deepen and move northwards today, spilling a very moist circulation over the B.C. Peace.The rain won’t taper off until Thursday afternoon, leaving two day rainfall amounts of 60 to 80 millimetres. Higher rainfall amounts are likely over communities on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains including Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge. In these areas two day rainfall totals could approach 100 millimetres.If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for both the North and South Peace regions of the B.C. Peace.Heavy rain is expected to start later this evening throughout the Peace Region.  Residents could see up to 60 to 80 millimetres of rain before the storm ends on Thursday.See the full warning below.- Advertisement -4:09 AM PDT Tuesday 14 June 2016Rainfall warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverB.C. South Peace RiverA long episode of rain, at times heavy, is expected.Advertisement Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.last_img read more

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The West Brom v Chelsea quiz

first_imgChelsea face West Brom at The Hawthorns on Saturday. Test your knowledge of the history involving the two clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. [wp-simple-survey-65]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Rangers boss Redknapp defends Cesar for wearing Chelsea shirt

first_imgHarry Redknapp has leapt to the defence of Julio Cesar after the QPR goalkeeper was pictured wearing a Chelsea shirt.The photograph was taken at the birthday party of Blues defender David Luiz – Cesar’s Brazil team-mate and close friend – and angered some R’s fans.Cesar has since insisted he did not mean to cause offence, while QPR said this week they would be “dealing with the issue internally.”And Rangers boss Redknappp said: “It was a bit of fun. He was round his mate’s house – two Brazilian boys. It was just a bit of fun, that’s all.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Rajah to promote children’s rights

first_img15 August 2007Leading South African fashion designer Gavin Rajah has been appointed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), joining a host of other international celebrities in a quest to secure children’s rights around the world.Accepting his latest accolade and responsibilities, Rajah said he had always been a great admirer of Unicef’s work to protect the world’s children, and pledged to donate a percentage of sales of Gavin Rajah clothing and accessories to Unicef towards its child protection programmes in South Africa.“I believe in the important role that protection and development of children plays in the creation of healthy and prosperous communities, countries and our world,” he said.“I am proud to have been given the opportunity to help Unicef protect, care for and stamp out the most abhorrent crime of violence against children, particularly those in my own country.”Rajah is one of the founders of the Cape Town Fashion Week, and his striking designs and glamorous garments have been used by many a Miss South Africa finalist.He also has the honour of being the only South African designer invited by France’s prestigious Federation Française de la Couture to showcase his collections at the Paris Fashion Week.Rajah also announced plans to work with Unicef and other partners to establish a sustainable development community-based project that supports families and young people who wish to learn garment manufacturing skills.This is a crucial industry in the Western Cape, where he operates his design studio and where his world-famous garments are made.Unicef’s South Africa country representative, Macharia Kamau, said the partnership demonstrated how a socially responsible company can use its creativity and resources to help ensure the well-being of children.“Through his generous philanthropy and advocacy and his impressive creative achievements as a fashion designer and entrepreneur, Gavin Rajah promotes the rights of women and children to protection from violence, abuse and exploitation, and actively supports the development of critical life skills for young people,” Kamau said.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Brand South Africa urges citizens to play their part and contribute to helping flood victims of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape

first_imgFloods have ravaged homes in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, resulting in the loss of lives and leaving many displaced. Brand South Africa calls on all citizens, corporates and non-profit organisations to play their part and lend a hand to those in need.The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) together with the Gifts of the Givers are on high alert to assist with rescue equipment and humanitarian aid.“As South Africans, the entire nation’s thoughts and prayers are with the people of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, who have been affected by the forces of nature against which they had little defence,” said President Ramaphosa who visited the communities in KZN.To this end Brand South Africa urges the public to remain alert as heavy rains are expected to continue. Community members are advised to avoid crossing low lying bridges, streams, rivers while motorists are encouraged to exercise caution and avoid driving on flooded areas.“We as South Africans are different, when faced with challenges, we simply do one thing, we each play our part and contribute to a positive change. It is the South African way, we get involved”, said Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ms Thulisile ManziniCitizens are urged to donate blankets, plastic sheeting, new clothing, shoes, food, baby milk, linen, dishes, stationery, diapers, sanitary pads, school clothing and other relevant items. To offer any assistance please contact;The KZN relief fund on 0837960118 and The youth economic alliance Afrika@yea.africaEastern Cape – Port St Johns Disaster Satellite Centre on 073 596 8082The Gift of the Givers toll free number 0800786911last_img read more

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Trump withdraws from TPP

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump wasted no time, signing three executive memos on Jan. 23. One withdraws the U.S. from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a second reinstates the Mexico City Policy dealing with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and abortion access in foreign countries, and a third freezes federal workforce hiring.In terms of agriculture, the TPP withdraw has the most significant impact and the action was met with mixed reviews. International trade is a vital part of agricultural markets.The Ohio Farmers Union, and the National Farmers Union, lauded President Donald J. Trump for the U.S. withdrawal from TPP negotiations.“We appreciate that President Trump has prioritized the fulfillment of a major campaign promise by formally withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” said Joe Logan, OFU President. “Although farmers, like other businesses have adapted to a global marketplace, we believe that the TPP was deeply flawed. We are confident that a better agreement is possible, but getting one completed will be a major challenge.”TPP and prior trade agreements have failed to achieve a balance of imports and exports. They’ve also failed to have strong enforcement mechanisms regarding labor, the environment and currency.“Like President Trump, OFU believes in fair trade and we thank him for following through on this campaign promise,” said Ron Sylvester, OFU External Relations Director. “We look forward to working with the Trump Administration on fixing other trade deals such as North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). We also hope the Trump Administration will work to restore Country of Origin Labeling in the U.S. for beef, pork and poultry.”The American Farm Bureau, however, supported the TPP.“We viewed TPP as a positive agreement for agriculture — one that would have added $4.4 billion annually to our struggling agriculture economy. With this decision, it is critical that the new administration begin work immediately to do all it can to develop new markets for U.S. agricultural goods and to protect and advance U.S. agricultural interests in the critical Asia-Pacific region,” said Zippy Duvall, president of AFBF. “American agriculture is virtually always a winner when trade agreements remove barriers to U.S. crop and livestock exports because we impose very few compared to other nations. We have much to gain through strong trade agreements. AFBF pledges to work with the administration to help ensure that American agriculture can compete on a level playing field in markets around the world. But we need the administration’s commitment to ensuring we do not lose the ground gained — whether in the Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe or other parts of the world.“This is why we believe it is also important to re-emphasize the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico that have been beneficial for American agriculture. U.S. agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico have quadrupled from $8.9 billion in 1993 to over $38 billion today, due in large part to NAFTA. Any renegotiation of NAFTA must recognize the gains achieved by American agriculture and assure that U.S. ag trade with Canada and Mexico remains strong. AFBF will work with the administration to remove remaining barriers that hamstring the ability of America’s farmers and ranchers to benefit from trading relationships with our important North American trading partners.”last_img read more

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Man pleads guilty to shooting death of his son

first_imgMan pleads guilty to shooting death of his son Posted: February 6, 2019 February 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 10:14 PMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 92-year-old man who shot his son in the head as he slept in his father’s Old Town residence pleaded guilty today to voluntary manslaughter and is expected to avoid prison time.Richard Landis Peck had been facing a murder charge in the death of his 51-year-old son, Robert, who defense attorneys and Peck’s friends said was abusive to his father.Defense attorney Doug Gilliland said that under the terms of the plea agreement, Peck will be sentenced March 28 to three years probation and placed under house arrest.Gilliland called the resolution “a compassionate end to an unfortunate case.”The nonagenarian was arrested the evening of Nov. 14, after going to a neighbor’s house in the 2300 block of Juan Street and telling her that he had just shot his son, according to police. Officers arrived moments later and found the victim dead in his father’s residence.Gilliland alleged in previous court hearings that his client’s son was an alcoholic who was psychologically abusive toward his father, while the elder Peck was described in letters written to the court by friends as a “kind” man and “quiet gardener” who had never been in trouble with the law.Robert “Robbie” Peck was going through a divorce and had moved in with his dad about three months earlier, Gilliland said. Within those 90 days, the defendant feared for his safety and called police twice, the attorney said.In one instance, Robert Peck was held for a mental health evaluation, and in another instance, police said it was a family matter and they didn’t want to get involved, according to Gilliland, who said the defendant’s housekeeper was also “terrified” of his client’s son and wanted to quit.A dog in the home was kicked repeatedly and was found floating in a pond, the defense attorney said.The defendant’s family had been trying to intervene for some time and were unsuccessful in trying to get Richard Peck to spend some time away from San Diego in Athens, Georgia, Gilliland said.The attorney said Richard Peck told family members that his son was trying to make changes to his will.The day of the shooting, Robert Peck smashed his father’s telephone and told him, “I’m going to see you again” as he went off to bed, Gilliland alleged. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Amit Shah may hoist national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on

first_imgVery high threat perceptionThe Home Minister usually travels by a Border Security Force aircraft and his itinerary is shared with coordinating government agencies at the last moment, including Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) which guards airports in the country. Shah, who also heads BJP as its national President, has a very high threat perception, according to latest intelligence inputs.For Home Minister Amit Shah and his mentor Prime Minister Narendra Modi, unfurling the national Tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar has been a nostalgic event in their political career.In 1992, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, accompanied by Modi, had unfurled the Tricolour at Lal Chowk, despite grave threat from various Pakistan-based terror organisations.Lal Chowk, the main commercial centre in downtown Srinagar, came into significance when India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the national flag here in 1948. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/7:41Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-7:40?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Revocation of Article 370 Amit ShahReutersIn what could be yet another historical move, Union Home Minister Amit Shah might airdash to Srinagar to unfurl the Tricolour at Lal Chowk on Independence Day, August 15.In a closely guarded secret, high-security measures are being ensured for Shah’s Srinagar visit on Thursday.For Home Minister Amit Shah and his mentor Prime Minister Narendra Modi, unfurling the national Tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar has been a nostalgic event in their political career.However, officials at Jammu and Kashmir police headquarters have not yet confirmed Shah’s much-awaited first visit after the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two separate Union Territories. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, currently monitoring the situation in the Valley, might also be present at Lal Chowk on Independence Day, sources said.In New Delhi, sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs said Shah’s visit to the Valley is expected, but exact dates cannot be shared with the media at the moment.”It’s a security concern. Amid escalating tension between the two countries (India-Pakistan), the Home Minister’s visit cannot be revealed in advance,” an officer told IANS. People thronged the market places in the Kashmir Valley during the relaxation provided for purchases before Eid-al-Adha also known as Bakr Eid.Reuters | Representationallast_img read more

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