BILL OF THE WEEK

first_imgSunday 24 October 2010 10:04 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndo whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img KCS-content MONEY was clearly no object for this couple, dining at exclusive Chelsea Malaysian restaurant Awana last week. The pair tantalised their tastebuds with what seemed like every tapas-style dish on the menu, requesting additional plates when a few friends stopped by to say hello. Our diners munched through prawn, beef and chicken satay, duck, seabass and queen scallops, washing them down with fruity cocktails and wine.They started with bottles of Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 and Dom Perignon 2000, before moving on to a Givry pinot noir by the glass ad a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1985, taking the bill to £1,465.71. BILL OF THE WEEK Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comlast_img read more

Norwegian regulator’s delight as Apple removes apps

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Norway Tags: Mobile Norwegian regulator’s delight as Apple removes apps Norwegian Gaming Authority sees Apple decision as a victory over problem gambling Tech & innovation Topics: Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 2nd August 2018 | By contenteditor The Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA) has succeeded in persuading Apple to drop unlicensed gambling applications from its App Store. In May, the NGA wrote to Apple requesting that a host of apps be removed from the App Store in Norway in order to comply with national gambling regulation and as part of an ongoing effort to protect consumers from developing gambling problems. Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto are currently the only two licensed operators that can offer online gambling services in the country. The NGA said App Store guidelines do not allow gambling apps from operators that do not have necessary licensing in the locations where the app is used. As a result, tech giant Apple has now removed the apps in question. Frank Hoff Hana, senior advisor at the NGA, praised the move and told iGamingBusiness.com that this will support the regulator’s pledge to tackle problem gambling. “According to the Norwegian Gaming and Lottery Acts, only the two operators Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto can offer, meditate and market their online gambling services in Norway,” Hana said. “It is prohibited for all other gambling operators without a Norwegian license to offer, mediate or market gambling services in Norway. This is a result of a restrict responsibility policy. “The aim of this prohibition is primarily to protect consumers in Norway from developing gambling problems. Although many people enjoy gambling, there are others who have major problems with gambling.” Hana added: “Gambling addiction is serious and do often cause people to lose more money than they can afford to lose. “The Norwegian Gaming Authority works to prevent gambling addiction and their negative consequences, such as financial and social problem.” Last month, the NGA reiterated its backing for new regulation to limit the impact of unregulated gambling after a spike in advertising from offshore operators. It claimed international operators spent some NOK866m (€91m/$105m) on television advertising in Norway last year as a way of getting around the country’s gambling monopoly. Email Addresslast_img read more

Fundraising Management: Analysis, Planning and Practice

first_img  5 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis * Donor recruitment and development* Community fundraising* Corporate fundraising* Legacy fundraising* Trust and foundation fundraising* Legal and ethical frameworks for fundraising Fundraising Management: Analysis, Planning and Practice About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News [amzn_product_post]This comprehensive introduction to fundraising management provides a thorough grounding in the principles underpinning professional practice. Much more than a ‘how-to’ guide, the book critically examines the key issues in fundraising policy, planning and implementation, and introduces the most important management tools available to the modern fundraiser.Fully revised and updated, this new edition of Fundraising Management is packed with examples and case studies from around the world. It covers every important aspect of the fundraising process, including:* Planning Advertisementlast_img read more

Free charity tipping restrictions could see Greater Manchester charity shops face closure

first_img Melanie May | 18 March 2019 | News Tagged with: charity retail Charity Retail Association AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 The Charity Retail Association has highlighted its concerns that charity shops in the Greater Manchester area will shut after the Combined Authority’s recent move to restrict free charity tipping.The new measure is scheduled to come into force on 1 April and will see the Greater Manchester Combined Authority charge charities commercial rates to dispose of their waste after they have used up a limited amount of free visits over a 12-month period. Charities have been given three weeks’ notice before the scheduled change, without consultation.The Charity Retail Association is calling on the Combined Authority to reverse this decision, which it says is short sighted and discriminatory, stating that charity shops reuse or recycle 330,000 tonnes of textile material and save councils around £27m in landfill tax every year. it believes charging them to dispose of unusable public donations will undoubtedly restrict their ability to raise funds for good causes.Additionally, Charity Retail Association believes the move contravenes the Government’s Controlled Waste Regulations of 2012, which states charities can dispose of waste arising from household donations for free as their activities contribute to waste prevention by encouraging and facilitating the reuse rather than disposal of goods.Robin Osterley, Chief Executive of the Charity Retail Association, said:“We are disturbed to learn of this development, which if implemented, may well mean that several charity shops in the Great Manchester area face closure.“We are calling on the Combined Authority to reverse this decision. Shop closures not only affect jobs and the ability for our members’ charities to raise money for good causes, but will also have a negative environmental impact and increase the amount of goods going into landfill – ironically costing the local authority more in landfill tax.”  153 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  154 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Free charity tipping restrictions could see Greater Manchester charity shops face closure About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Is government really interested in what happens to journalists?

first_imgNews RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage News September 15, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Is government really interested in what happens to journalists? Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by the latest case of violence against journalists by a special police unit known as the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and by recent media freedom violations by members of the government.“A climate of violence persists for journalists in Bangladesh,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The current government initially allowed the media to work without being exposed to threats but recent press freedom violations have cast doubt on the firmness of its undertakings. We urge the authorities to put a stop to illegal acts of violence by the RAB.”Employees of Bangla Vision, a privately-owned TV station based in the Dacca neighbourhood of Kathalbagan, were physically attacked on 12 September by members of the RAB, who took advantage of a dispute to abuse their authority and target journalists.The RAB intervened in response to a request by United Leasing, a privately-owned company located in the same building, during a dispute with Bangla Vision. When six RAB members arrived, dressed in plain clothes, they fired shots in the air and attacked the TV station’s employees. Bangla Vision employee Hasanul Islam Raihan was detained for two hours and was badly beaten. Reporter Zahida Rahman, cameraman Russel Mizan and another employee identified only as Monju were also injured.After a meeting between senior RAB officers and Bangla Vision’s management at around 8 p.m. the same day, RAB representative Mohammad Sohail said a “commission of enquiry” would be set up. Raihan was released and was hospitalized for treatment of his serious injuries.The government meanwhile published a bill on 12 September that would ban privately-owned TV and radio stations from broadcasting programmes that threaten national security and sovereignty or reflect negatively on national figures. It would also oblige them to broadcast certain government-generated content such as speeches by the president or prime minister.In another development, shipping minister Shahjahan Khan banned around 60 journalists from covering a news conference that the ministries of the interior, shipping and communication gave on 11 September. Although invited by the communication ministry, the journalists were ordered to leave and had to wait outside. The three ministries have recently been criticized by the media.Bangladesh is ranked 126th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en Help by sharing this information Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Receive email alerts BangladeshAsia – Pacific center_img News News May 19, 2021 Find out more BangladeshAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Bangladesh February 26, 2021 Find out more Organisation February 22, 2021 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

Woman Found Dead Under Suspicious Circumstances at Park in Pasadena Identified as Glendale Resident, Union Station Program Manager

first_img Community News Make a comment Top of the News 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Public Safety Woman Found Dead Under Suspicious Circumstances at Park in Pasadena Identified as Glendale Resident, Union Station Program Manager By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 7:00 pm Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Police investigate the discovery of a woman’s body at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on Nov. 24, 2020. (Credit: Landon Jensen)Authorities on Wednesday identified a woman who was found dead under suspicious circumstances at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on Tuesday as a Glendale resident and a program director at Union Station Homeless Services.Elena L. Ledford, 49, was pronounced dead shortly after a jogger reported finding her unresponsive shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday near the picnic table area at the park, just southeast of the intersection of Oak Grove Drive and Foothill Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner and Pasadena police officials.Her body showed signs of “visible physical injuries” and detectives suspected foul play in her death, police said in a written statement. A cause of death had not been released Wednesday, and investigators stopped short of labeling the death a homicide.An autopsy was pending, coroner’s officials said.Ledford’s Facebook page described her as a program manager at Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena. A Union Station annual report from 2018 also lists Ledford as a staff member.Representatives at the nonprofit organization could not be reached for comment Wednesday evening.Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at (626) 744-4501. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.See also:Foul Play Suspected After Body of Woman Found at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Sinn Féin bill to reinvest proceeds seized by CAB in disadvantaged…

first_imgCllr Maurice QuinlivanA SINN Féin bill that would see money seized by CAB put back into disadvantaged communities passed first stage in the Dáil today.Speaking on the issue Limerick Sinn Féin TD, Maurice Quinlivan said: Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The vast majority of the money seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau has been extracted from the communities in which the criminals have been active. Too often these are the most disadvantaged communities in the state and often suffer the most from criminal activity.  These assets must be returned to these communities. These communities, some of them in my own constituency, have been devastated by the impact of crime and it is only right that assets seized in the course of these CAB operations are re-invested in them.”The Limerick TD continued: “Sinn Féin has always advocated that any money seized by CAB should be put back into communities to build resilience and to enhance existing community services. My colleague, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, first raised this over 10 years ago. I had a motion to this effect when I was on Limerick Council in 2014.”“In 2019 the Criminal Assets Bureau seized almost €65 million in cash and assets. This is a huge increase on previous years and is very welcome news. These seizures send an important signal to those considering nefarious activities. Crime doesn’t pay. Parts of Limerick have been devastated by the impact of crime. Too many lives have been lost, too many families have been torn apart by drug use over the years.”“If passed, this bill would require the Minister for Finance to carry out a review of the financial supports required for disadvantaged communities affected by crime, and to reinvest the money generated through the seizure of assets by CAB in those communities. This should be done with a view to alleviating the impact of crime and enhancing crime prevention measures. If enacted I believe this bill could be a game changer for many communities.”“This money invested in our communities needs to be on top of allocated resources, and not seen as a replacement. Building community resilience is vital. Drug tasks forces, family resource centres, youth organisations, unemployment services, sports clubs and others who work in disadvantaged areas should benefit from this fund. In Limerick for example, the drugs and alcohol forum have seen no increase in funding for over 10 years.Deputy Quinlivan continued:  “Some working-class areas of Limerick have been absolutely ravaged with this problem. As recently as this week, the Gardaí have made significant seizures of drugs and money in Limerick. We need to ensure that money seized by CAB goes to the right places, such as addiction services and interventions in areas affected.”“I am fed up with criminal gangs forcing Limerick parents, grandparents and siblings to pay off debts that end up being significantly higher than the initial money when the debt started. I am fed up with the disdain of these criminals and how they flaunt their wealth while holding vibrant communities’ hostage.” “These gangs can replace the runners and low-level dealers when they are charged, but it is much harder for them to replace and maintain the assets and earnings that they gain from their criminal activities.” Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Advertisement WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Linkedin Twitter Previous articleNew Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in IrelandNext articleCoroner calls for national database of unidentified remains after inquest hears family of missing Denis Walsh were unaware his remains were stored in hospital mortuary for 18 years before being buried in communal grave Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMaurice Quinlivan TD Email LimerickNewsPoliticsSinn Féin bill to reinvest proceeds seized by CAB in disadvantaged communities passes first stageBy Staff Reporter – April 30, 2021 266 last_img read more

[Company Secretary] SC Issues Notice On Plea Against MCA Increasing Mandatory Limit For CS Appointment As Rs 10 Crores Paid Up Capital

first_imgTop Stories[Company Secretary] SC Issues Notice On Plea Against MCA Increasing Mandatory Limit For CS Appointment As Rs 10 Crores Paid Up Capital Sanya Talwar7 Aug 2020 9:40 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice in a plea seeking declaration of the notification dated January 1 by the Centre and its subsequent enforcement w.e.f. 01.04.2020 as being ultra-vires and repugnant to the article 14, 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India. The impugned notification issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has enhanced the mandatory limit for engaging…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice in a plea seeking declaration of the notification dated January 1 by the Centre and its subsequent enforcement w.e.f. 01.04.2020 as being ultra-vires and repugnant to the article 14, 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India. The impugned notification issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has enhanced the mandatory limit for engaging Company Secretary from 5 Crore to 10 crores. The plea contends that lack of a robust mechanism leads to a large number of companies being involved in financial shenanigans and misfeasance of the public.The plea also seeks for directions to issue comprehensive guidelines in respect of a robust mechanism for enforcement of Corporate Governance.”In this respect it is pertinently submitted that the said notification dated 03.01.2020 is constitutionally impermissible in as much as there is no rational basis for the categorization and classification for the purpose of requirement of regulatory professionals i.e. Company Secretaries, as the necessity of compliance of Companies Act is sacrosanct and absolute and any compromise by way of classification on a ground of paidup capital cannot be treated as a reasonable classification and exempting the companies from the regulatory compliances on the basis of irrational and unreasonable classification under the garb of paid up capital is discriminatory in as much as it infringes Article 14 of the Constitution of India”- Excerpt of PleaA bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun took up the plea which also seeks directions to formulate a High Powered Committee in order to look into the lapses which led to the closure of more than six lakh companies across the country. The plea has been filed by Mr. Suman Kumar through Advocate Shreyas Jain contends that the Ministry of Corporate Affairs’ Notification does not stand the scrutiny of tests of “Reasonable Classification” & “Intelligible Differentia” as the intention of classification, on the basis of paid-up capital is to exempt a group of  companies from mandatory compliances of law.This, Kumar has averred, “cannot be said to be reasonable classification in the light of the fact that the compliance of the law shall have to be uniform irrespective of the size or turnover or any other criteria of the companies”.Stating that the basic test of any law is sought to be achieved by regulation 8A of the Companies Act, the plea contends that the exemption shall further aggravate “corporate lawlessness” and encourage possible fraudsters to commit offences of syphoning off public money by way of taking advantage of legal lacuna.Hence, the petitioner is bringing the issue of regulation and enforcement of the corporate governance in all companies across the country. by making Company Secretary as integral and inseparable constituent of every companies irrespective of the paid-up capital for the purpose of compliance and regulation.The petitioner states that he is also aggrieved by the poor governance of Corporate Governance in the country which is resulting in serious plummeting of the level of transparency and fairness in the functioning of companies and hits at the “very foundation of financial sinews of our country’s economy”.The plea also submits that he has already approached the respondents by making the representation requesting immediate roll-back of the said notification dated 03.01.2020 as the classification carving out exemption is affront and antithetical to the constitutional scheme of right to equality and equal protection under the Constitution of India. However, the contention raised in the said representation remained un-responded as yet.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Body of missing 10-year-old girl Skylea Carmack found in shed behind home; stepmother arrested for murder

first_imgiStock/PhotosbyAndy(Ind.)—The search for a missing 10-year-old girl from Indiana came to a tragic end after her body was found in a shed behind her home and her stepmother arrested for her murder, officials said.Skylea Carmack was found hidden inside a plastic trash bag around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, according to Indiana State Police.Her stepmother, Amanda Carmack, 34, has since been arrested and faces charges of murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in death, domestic battery resulting in death and strangulation, state police said.Skylea had been missing since Saturday, according to police. She was first reported missing by Carmack.Preliminary evidence showed that Skylea was killed between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, police said. Police believe she was strangled to death. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the official cause of death.Police did not say what led to the killing.“To try to rationalize why someone would kill a 10-year-old, there’s no rationale for that,” Tony Slocum, spokesman for the Indiana State Police, said at a press conference Wednesday. “That’s just an act of cowardice.”Slocum directed questions regarding any prior domestic incidents at the Carmack home to the state’s Child Protective Services (CPS) agency. A spokeswoman for CPS did not immediately respond to ABC News for comment.Six other children, with the oldest being 13 years old, were removed from the Carmack home over the weekend and are currently in the care of CPS, Slocum said.Carmack is currently being held at Grant County Jail.She did not have an attorney listed on Wednesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Major storm headed to Plains and South bringing threat of tornadoes

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A quick but heavy burst of snow moved through the Mid-Atlantic Tuesday, dropping snow in central Pennsylvania, West Virginia and near Washington, D.C.Virginia’s Department of Transportation is urging drivers to be especially careful on the roads Wednesday morning.Now our attention turns to the West, where storms continue to pound the coast with heavy rain and snow in the mountains.Up to 2 feet of snow fell in parts of the Northern Rockies, where an avalanche warning has been issued for Idaho and western Montana.Yet another storm is expected to move into the Northwest and Northern Rocky Mountains on Wednesday with more heavy snow in the mountains and rain along the coast and lower elevations. A winter storm warning has been issued for the area.By Thursday, some of the western storms will begin to make their way south and east with rain expected from Southern California to the Great Lakes.But this is just the beginning, as a much stronger storm is expected to develop Friday and Saturday in the heartland.By Friday, this western storm will move into the southern Plains and strengthen to produce a severe weather outbreak , with tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail.Dallas, Houston and Little Rock could be in the crosshairs of this severe weather.Further north and east, heavy rain could lead to flash flooding for the Tennessee and the Ohio valleys.Further north and west, snow will fly from Colorado to Iowa.On Saturday, the storm will strengthen even more and move east with damaging winds and a tornado threat spreading into major cities such as New Orleans, Birmingham and Nashville.Heavy snow is expected from Missouri to Michigan. Chicago could also be impacted. The storm could bring major delays to the central U.S. at the end of the week and into the weekend.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more