Tokyo Governor promises Paralympic Games “brimming with hope”

first_img Loading… Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneMost Beautiful Female Supermodels From India8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike promised a Paralympic Games “brimming with hope” as the countdown for the event reached the one-year-to-go mark. Following postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Paralympics are now scheduled to take place in the Japanese capital from August 24 to September 5 in 2021. It is still uncertain whether the Games will take place next year, given the global health crisis, but Koike claimed the competition could be a “symbol of humankind.” “The Para-athletes, who have overcome a range of difficulties, are truly looking forward to demonstrating the incredible skills they acquired through extensive training for the Games,” she said. “The people of the world are also waiting to witness the Paralympic Games. “In order to respond to everyone’s hopes, we will first devote all of our efforts to winning the fight against an invisible enemy – the novel coronavirus. “We will work closely with all parties concerned and advance preparations to hold a successful Games brimming with hope, which will serve as a symbol of humankind bonding even more strongly as the world came together as one to overcome this difficult situation.” The Tokyo Metropolitan Government began celebrations marking one year to go earlier this week. Six buildings in the city were lit up in the Paralympic colours of red, blue and green to support athletes preparing for the Games today, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Tokyo Stadium, Ariake Arena, Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Olympic Tower in Komazawa Olympic Park and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government No. 1 Building. Posters of each Paralympic sport drawn by popular manga artists will also be displayed at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government No. 1 Building. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) celebrated the occasion by launching #WaitForTheGreats, a campaign that will run until September 6 and include a range of engaging content. A television advert featuring American Paralympic 100 metre champion David Brown and his guide Jerome Avery has been released as part of the campaign. Other #WaitForTheGreats activities are set to include a 24-hour Instagram Live relay, Twitter polls to determine the greatest Paralympic moment, and a musical performance to bring the campaign to a close next month. The launch of #WaitForTheGreats has been complemented by the release of Rising Phoenix, the Netflix movie about the Paralympic Movement.center_img Coronavirus countermeasures are viewed as key to the Games taking place next year following their postponement. Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori today assured that organisers were still working on such countermeasures. “I am convinced that one year from today, the performances of Para-athletes from around the globe will have special value as a symbol of solidarity, and a demonstration of human strength and the power to persevere,” Mori said. “Furthermore, we have made steady progress in ensuring that Games venues will be accessible to all. “I believe that as numerous athletes, spectators, and officials experience such an environment firsthand it will serve as an important step forward in building an inclusive society. “We will continue to work closely with the national government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other related organisations in all aspects of preparations, including COVID-19 countermeasures, as we work to deliver a safe and secure Games.” read also:Olympics boss reluctant to hold Tokyo Games behind closed doors Paralympics Australia is among the National Paralympic Committees to be preparing for Tokyo 2020, with the organisation currently formulating contingencies for multiple scenarios to ensure the safety and success of competitors and staff at the Games. Kate McLoughlin, Australia’s Chef de Mission, revealed she was working with counterparts in Britain, New Zealand and Canada to share information. “A problem shared is a problem halved,” she said. “There’s no competitive advantage to be gained by not sharing information with other countries around how we’re going to approach the Games within the COVID-19 environment. “We all realise we have to think outside the box. “Everything we’re doing is focused around giving our athletes the best possible performance environment and ensuring their health and safety is well looked after.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

RGSB endorses GambleAware’s £10m yearly fundraising target

first_img GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Share Share The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) has endorsed GambleAware’s five-year strategy, which includes a commitment to raising £10 million a year to tackle gambling-related harm.The RGSB has published its formal advice to the Gambling Commission on the level of funding required for research, education and treatment. The RGSB Board, chaired by Sir Christopher Kelly, determined that a minimum of £9.3m will be required next year, excluding the costs of commissioning.The paper sets out an independent assessment of the amount of funding required, focusing on the costs that are likely to fall on GambleAware. This needs to be raised from the gambling industry and other relevant stakeholders who are committed to minimising gambling-related harm.Marc Etches, Chief Executive of GambleAware, said: “We encourage all those who profit from gambling to donate to support the vital work we fund. We ask for just 10p for every £100 of profit they make. This responsibility falls mainly on those who hold gambling licences, but we also look to professional sport, broadcasters and advertising industry to recognise their obligations to those who suffer harm related to gambling.”Sir Christopher Kelly, RGSB Chairman, said: “When we published the strategy, we said its success was dependent on sufficient funds being made available to support its delivery. We encourage everyone with a responsibility for the delivery of the strategy, particularly the gambling industry, to ensure they are playing their part in meeting this commitment. Channelling funding through GambleAware helps provide a coordinated approach leading to better value for money and more impact.”Under the terms of an agreement reached between the industry, the regulator and ministers in 2012, GambleAware was granted responsibility for raising the funds required to deliver the National Responsible Gambling Strategy.As such, GambleAware acts as the commissioner of research, education and treatment services from a wide range of organisations across Great Britain, ensuring funds are allocated and spent effectively. To date, ministers have relied upon this voluntary system, but if this approach fails to generate sufficient funds, the Gambling Act 2005 allows for a levy to be imposed instead. YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

Stumph steals game one for Mack

first_imgA pass-ball proved to be the difference in an otherwise — unsurprisingly — close ball game between the Big 5 Conference’s two top teams, Eureka High and McKinleyville.In the seventh inning with no outs and men on first and third, McKinleyville’s Corbin Eichin stepped to the plate looking to delivered a game-winning at bat.Instead, his fellow Panther T-Ryan Stumph stole home on a pass-ball during the at-bat to break a 5-5 tie and give McKinleyville a key 6-5 win in game one of a three-game …last_img read more

Matfield back in Springbok squad

first_img26 August 2014The Springboks’ most capped player of all time, Victor Matfield, has overcome injury and been named in the Springbok squad for their Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship.The 2007 Rugby World Cup winning lock was included in the 30-man line-up when the squad was announced on Monday by Bok coach Heyneke Meyer.Also named in the squad were Willem Alberts, whose place is subject to a fitness test in Johannesburg on Thursday, and Marcel van der Merwe, who was called up to replace injured prop Frans Malherbe.SurgeryVan der Merwe will join the rest of the touring party in Johannesburg on Thursday. Malherbe, meanwhile, will have to undergo surgery on a fractured ankle and is likely to miss the rest of the season because of the injury.With Matfield and Alberts, if passed fit, returning for the two-week tour to Australia and New Zealand, Warren Whiteley and Juan Smith will drop out of the squad. Smith, however, will remain on standby if Alberts is deemed unable to tour.‘Awaiting a final verdict’“Victor is over his injury and has been declared fit to travel with us for the next two tests, while we’re awaiting a final verdict on Willem,” Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said in a statement.“It will be good to have them back. Willem has been part of the squad for the last number of seasons and Victor showed he can still add a lot of value when he returned to the Bok fold earlier this year.“Losing Frans is a huge setback and my heart bleeds for him, because he’s done well since returning from a long injury lay-off recently which saw him miss the June tests.“It’s also a big disappointment for Frans, whose involvement with the squad was cut short because of injury last November as well, but Marcel has been with us before and will slot in seamlessly. He provides specialist tighthead cover as Tendai Mtawarira, Gurthro Steenkamp and Trevor Nyakane are specialist looseheads.”ImpressedMeyer added that Whiteley had impressed him immensely during his week with the Springboks and that Smith had made a massive contribution during his time with the squad in the last fortnight.“Warren and Juan know exactly where they stand and it was great to work with them, even if it was only for a limited period of time,” said Meyer.The Springboks returned from Argentina on Monday and will reconvene in Johannesburg on Thursday. They are scheduled to depart for Perth on Saturday.SPRINGBOK SQUADForwards: Willem Alberts, Bakkies Botha, Schalk Brits, Marcell Coetzee, Lodewyk de Jager, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Francois Louw, Victor Matfield, Teboho Mohoje, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Gurthro Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Marcel van der Merwe, Duane VermeulenBacks: Damian de Allende, Jean de Villiers (captain), Bryan Habana, Cornal Hendricks, Francois Hougaard, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Lwazi Mvovo, Ruan Pienaar, Handre Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Jan Serfontein, Morne SteynSAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Reality vs. Cinematic Reality

first_imgAt the exact opposite end of the “attempted reality” spectrum: the hacking sequences of Skyfall. Even when working in cinematic reality, you can go too far. That’s precisely what happens when a computer virus plays out in front of the audience as a bizarre animated sequence.Image: Skyfall via Sony PicturesThese over-the-top scenes actually take the audience out of the film. Even a person with limited computing knowledge knows a program like that doesn’t exist. It’s best to take a more subtle approach with operating systems.A fictional OS can certainly and simply look cool, but it still needs to come across as practical and interactive. This is where Marvel tends to excel. Not only do the basic operating systems in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seem functional, even the more outlandish displays (like Iron Man’s HUD) still work in their cinematic reality.Left image via Shutterstock. Right image: Iron Man 2 via Marvel EntertainmentAll that said, sometimes going too far can be fun. Need proof? Just ENHANCE the video below.The final takeaway: you don’t need to make your film too realistic. This rule doesn’t only apply to sets. Stunt coordinators often talk about getting the best-looking fight for the camera. Even a period piece will stretch the truth. Does it really matter that your film set in 1971 uses a song from 1973? No! The audience was still emerged in the time, and that’s all that matters.What are your favorite examples of a fleshed-out cinematic realities? Share them in the comments below! Cinematic reality describes a world that is grounded in reality, but exaggerates details to make for a more exciting movie. To learn more, ENHANCE this article by 150%.As a filmmaker, you need to push the limits of reality because, let’s face it, reality can be pretty boring. If reality was constantly exciting and engaging, then we’d never go to the movies in the first place.Part of the cinematic experience is being taken away to imaginative lands or seeing something exciting happen in a mundane setting. That is why so many films use a cinematic reality — a world that is grounded in actual reality but best serves the overall aesthetic of a film.A perfect explanation comes from director Christopher Nolan, who, after discussing the “real world” setting of his Dark Knight trilogy, had this to say:But it’s about what I suppose you might term a cinematic reality. It’s about giving the world of the films and the characters as much weight and validity as they would if your source material were not a comic book — if he was a character in another genre of film you were having to introduce to the audience for the first time and get them to believe it. That’s really what my use of the word reality is about. It’s not about a literal reality.Part of the appeal of the world of Gotham is that it is not real life. It is removed from real life. So you can address dramatic elements that would be extremely uncomfortable in a realistic film — in a way that lets the audience enjoy the experience and entertainment. — USA TodayCinematic OfficesIn films, you’ll often find that characters work in some pretty amazing offices. Outside of the intentionally mundane cubicles of Office Space, most corporate and government offices are very sleek and modern. Take a minute to think about that. When was the last time you went to a government building like the DMV or Post Office and went “WOW?”This is always apparent in blockbuster action films. Police stations always have the latest computers and brand new cars. My personal favorite are the glass offices that usually house the FBI or CIA. Have you ever seen an FBI office? It’s more boring than you can imagine. Here is a side-by-side comparison of an actual FBI office and the office of the Diplomatic Security Service in Furious 7.Left image via FBI. Right image: Furious 7 via Universal PicturesCan you imagine trying to film in that actual FBI office? It would look terrible on screen. The light’s color temperature is all over the place. The room is crowded, small, and visually unsettling. Compare that to the clean look of the DSS office. The entire office is lit with a nice cool blue, and there are accents of orange and green. Is it unbelievable as a real office? Yes, but that doesn’t really matter. The goal is to keep the audience invested in the film. If it suits the rest of the story to have a cool flashy office — go for it!While on the topic of offices, don’t forget about the oversized and clean air vents that allow our protagonist to stealthily move through the building. Not only are these HVAC units tiny and full of screws holding it in place, they are gross. Without having a unit properly maintained, expect the vents to look more like a horror set.Just take a look at this photo from an HVAC cleaning company. Compare that to the large clean vent John McClane crawls through in Die Hard. This is easily one of the most iconic images from the film. Is it remotely possible? Not at all. Even if the vent was large enough for someone to crawl through, good luck keeping quiet in a thin metal enclosure.Left image via Mr Cleanz. Right image: Die Hard via 20th Century FoxCinematic Computers/Hollywood HackingEven films that try to stay grounded in reality still push for a more visually stimulating environment. Take this example from The Martian. Director Ridley Scott wanted his NASA control room based on reality. This not only meant the design of the room, but of the graphics as well. To best achieve the proper look, Scott actually worked with NASA to imagine their futuristic office.Images via GizmodoFor months, the production crew of The Martian worked with NASA’s Program Executive for Solar System Exploration, Dave Lavery. The goal was to make the NASA systems look as realistic as possible. That said, even though grounded in scientific reality, the mission control room still went for a more cinematic appeal. Just compare the walls in the photos above. The drab neutral NASA wall has been replaced with sci-fi panels. The film’s mission control room is evenly lit, and you won’t see stray coffee mugs or water bottles. (You can read more about The Martian/NASA collaboration on Gizmodo.)last_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Every team would want ‘exceptional’ Ben Stokes, says Eoin Morgan

first_imgEngland skipper Eoin Morgan has lavished praise on Ben Stokes, describing him as an ‘exceptional’ player, after the all-rounder struck a blistering century to guide his side to a 40-run victory over two-time winners Australia in their third ICC Champions Trophy Group A clash at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground here last evening.Chasing a target of 278 runs to win, England had a horrific start to their innings as they were left reeling at 35/3 following the dismissals of Jason Roy, Alex Hales and Joe Root and looked in a spot of bother.However, Stokes (unbeaten at 102) staged a spirited comeback for his side as he not only struck his third ODI century, but also combined with Morgan (87) to put up a 159-run stand for the fourth wicket to inspire England to their third successive victory in the ongoing eight-team marquee event.Admitting that Stokes was unbelievable against the Steve Smith-led side, Morgan credited the former’s experience in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL)-where Stokes was sold for record Rs. 14.5 crore to Rising Pune Supergiant – for his calm and composed performance at Edgbaston.”The IPL auction proved that every team would want him. He’s always looking to influence the game – with the bat, ball, or even in the field. He went through a period today of about five overs where he was unbelievable. He always wants to be in the game,” the ESPNcricinfo quoted Morgan, as saying.”That attitude in itself. You know, a lot of guys with potential like that, when things aren’t going your way, go back into a corner. But that’s not Ben,” he added.advertisementAlthough it was ‘Man of the Match’ Stokes’ batting that stood out, Morgan believes the former was equally versatile with the ball during their Duckworth-Lewis-Stern win.”I think he bowled four overs in his first spell. And then we went back to him at the end with two of the hardest overs to bowl. And then his batting was exceptional. He was very calm at the crease – very relaxed. All those games he’s played really came to the fore today. He was outstanding. His potential is through the roof,” Stokes said.England were 240-4 after 40.2 overs when rain disrupted the innings for the second time, eventually leading to calling off the match by the umpires.The host needed to be at 200-4 as per the DLS after 40.2 overs.Meanwhile, put in to bat first, the Steve Smith-led side had rode on the innings of opener Aaron Finch (68) and Travis Head (71*) to post 277-9 in their stipulated 50 overs.Mark Wood was the pick of the England bowlers as he picked four wickets giving away just 33 runs in his 10 overs. Leg spinner Adil Rashid also picked up four wickets for 41 runs.With the win, England top their group with six points from three matches, followed by Bangladesh.They will now play the top two teams from Group B in the semis.last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer explains Tuanzebe Cup captaincy

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer explains Tuanzebe Cup captaincyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained handing Axel Tuanzebe the captaincy for their Carabao Cup shootout win over Rochdale.Fans reacted with surprise when the 21-year-old defender was named captain ahead of the returning Paul Pogba.Speaking to talkSPORT Solskjaer said: “Axel is a captain in the making, he’s a leader- why not give it to young kids? “We know we can give it to Sergio (Romero) and we can give it to Paul, that’s no problem and they’ve been captains before.”But it was Axel today and how does he handle it? He was absolutely fine, he enjoyed it.”It’s just a way of telling him that we trust him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoChelsea boss Lampard slams FIFA for ‘wrong, strange’ Leeds choice

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard slams FIFA for ‘wrong, strange’ Leeds choiceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard has slammed FIFA’s decision to award Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United their Fair Play award on Monday.Bielsa and his players were awarded the Fair Play Award for allowing Aston Villa to score against them in April.Renowned coach Bielsa, currently in his second season at Leeds and in English football, caused something of a stir in January when he admitted to having watched all of United’s opponents train.The club was fined £200,000 as a result – a penalty Bielsa paid out of his own pocket – and the 64-year-old was the subject of some derision as a result.Lampard, in charge of Derby last season, said: “I don’t think it’s right, to be straight.“It’s strange. Everyone had the same reaction. There was a lot of news about “SpyGate,” at the time, quite rightly so, and it got dealt with in the right way – and when you go and give an award for fair play in the same year, it’s strange.“I don’t know who votes for it. Everyone knows what happened with ‘Spygate’ – it is well documented. The rules changed because of it and they were fined.“I felt it was improper, to get a fair play award off the back of that. I thought it was irony at first.“It was a dead rubber against Villa. The game had slowed down to the point of the ball going out, and it was quite right they gave Villa the opportunity to score.“It was quite right to level out the balance of what had happened. That was that. But it was a strange decision for them to win.” last_img read more

Under fire Morneau to sell 21M worth of shares put assets in

first_imgOTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau, under siege from relentless opposition attacks over how he handled his personal fortune when he entered government in 2015, went on the offensive Thursday with a promise to sell off tens of millions of dollars worth of shares in the family business that bears his name.At least $21 million in Morneau Shepell shares held by Morneau and his family will be sold off, while the rest of his assets will be placed into a blind trust, the minister said as he sought to snuff out conflict of interest allegations threatening to undermine the federal Liberal government.All the while, the wealthy former businessman continued to insist he disclosed all his assets to the federal ethics watchdog when he came into office two years ago, and that he that he followed her recommendations very carefully to avoid any conflicts of interest.That, the embattled Morneau has now decided, wasn’t good enough.“I perhaps naively thought that in Canada following the rules and respecting the recommendations of the ethics commissioner … would be what Canadians would expect,” Morneau told a news conference. “In fact, what I have seen over the last week is that I need to do more.”Morneau said he currently owns about a million shares — $21 million worth at current stock prices — in the human resources and pension management firm he and his family helped to build. Public filings show that in March, Morneau’s father, William Morneau Sr., held just over 200,000 shares, worth about $4.2 million.Morneau didn’t, however, mention the dividends those shares generate: 6.5 cents a share, equating to roughly $65,000 a month.When asked why he changed his mind, Morneau admitted the issue has become a major distraction and was taking away from what he characterized as his important work as Liberal finance minister — work he wants to continue doing.“I’m going to go farther, above and beyond anything that might have been recommended because I want to make sure that this isn’t the discussion that we’re having tomorrow or the day after,” he said.“I am trying to make sure that we are successfully improving the lives of Canadians across the country, so if we’re getting distracted because some people are worried about my personal situation, it’s time to move on. And that’s what I’ve decided to do.”Morneau said until his shares are divested they will remain behind a conflict-of-interest screen, which has been overseen by the minister’s chief of staff, to ensure he abstains from any discussions or decisions that could benefit his personal interests.He said he could recall at least two instances where he was removed from meetings because of the screen.Thursday’s decision — aimed at silencing Morneau’s increasingly vocal critics — could also be considered a tacit acknowledgment that the rules themselves are in need of an update, something the ethics commissioner herself has suggested in the past.Commissioner Mary Dawson revealed this week that she told Morneau a blind trust wouldn’t be necessary, since his shares were indirectly held through private companies and were therefore not considered a “controlled asset” under the Conflict of Interest Act.However, Dawson urged the previous Conservative government in 2013 to amend the law to require blind trusts for personal assets owned by public office holders, regardless of whether they were directly or indirectly owned — a change that was never made.Morneau, who stepped down as Morneau Shepell’s executive chairman shortly after the election, said Thursday that when he first entered cabinet, he fully expected he would have to put his assets in a blind trust, as did the company he was leaving behind. However, Dawson told him it wouldn’t be necessary, he said.At that time, public filings showed Morneau owned 2,254,109 shares, most of them through an Alberta numbered company. On Thursday, he said it was only about a million shares, although he didn’t elaborate on what happened to the rest.All week long, the Conservatives and New Democrats have accused the government of being in a conflict of interest created by a finance minister regulating an industry that includes a company in which he owns significant shares.NDP MP Nathan Cullen has called on Dawson to investigate Morneau for spearheading pension reform legislation that could benefit Morneau Shepell and, through shares he still holds, the minister himself.In the days after Morneau personally introduced that bill, the value of Morneau Shepell shares rose 4.8 per cent, Cullen said during question period, Morneau’s first this week since the controversy exploded. The minister shrugged off Cullen, noting Dawson had already signed off on the arrangement.The opposition charges have all but drowned out the government’s efforts to address another, earlier controversy over its widely panned changes to small business taxes.“Of course, there’s been a distraction this week,” Morneau said earlier in the day during a news conference at a farm in the Ontario community of Erinsville, where he was trying to deliver good news: that the government would not proceed with a tax change that has angered farmers.He said Ottawa will reconsider the proposal related to the conversion of income into capital gains after hearing concerns from farmers and fishers. The proposal raised fears about how it could hinder the intergenerational transfer of family business, like farms.It had been one of the three key components of the government’s package of tax proposals.Morneau’s first to the House of Commons on Thursday after spending the week making announcements to scale back some of the so-called tax reforms, which have angered small business owners, doctors, farmers and even Liberal backbench MPs.Earlier this week, the government also ditched another proposed measure that would have had a negative impact on the transfer of family businesses from one generation to the next.Morneau also announced this week that he will scale back a proposal to crack down on passive investment income, which was one of the most contentious elements of his plan.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Winter Storm warning remains in place more snow on the way

first_imgHighways are snow covered in areas with slippery sections. Please use caution throughout your travels today and drive to road conditions. Please check for current highway conditions.Much the same in the North Peace, with a travel advisory still in place for the Alaska Highway between Wonowon and Fort Nelson.There is also a report of a collision on Highway 2 at the B.C./Alberta border.  Flaggers are on scene directing traffic, but delays should be expected.This photo was sent to of a truck on it’s side on Highway 2 at the B.C./Alberta border.For more on the condition of highways in the Peace, visit www.drivebc.caWarnings3:37 PM PDT Thursday 22 March 2018Winter storm warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverB.C. South Peace RiverHazardous winter conditions are expected. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Peace remains under a winter storm warning.  Environment Canada says the Fort St. John Airport has received 14cm of snow since the storm started and the forecast says more is on the way.Anywhere from 20 to 30 cm of snow is expected by late Friday.  A low-pressure system will continue moving across the BC interior tonight, giving a strong easterly flow of moist air over northeast BC. Snow will continue tonight through Friday morning and ease in the afternoon. Additionally, strong northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h will give areas of blowing snow tonight through Friday morning.According to Caribou Road Services, most of the highways in the South Peace are snow covered. Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm are expected by late Friday.A low pressure system will continue moving across the BC interior tonight, giving a strong easterly flow of moist air over northeast BC. Snow will continue tonight through Friday morning and ease in the afternoon. Additionally, strong northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h will give areas of blowing snow tonight through Friday morning.Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm.last_img read more