August 29

England submit 2018 World Cup bid

first_imgEngland have officially submitted a bid to host the 2018 Fifa World Cup.Bid chief executive Andy Anson said: “We believe we have a very strong case to bring the tournament to England.”England face competition from joint bids from Spain and Portugal and Holland and Belgium, plus Russia, Australia and Qatar.China, the USA and Japan may also bid. Fifa has set a deadline of 2 February for bidders for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to express their interest.Bidding nations do not have to declare whether they are bidding for just one or either of the tournaments.Any successful host will need to have at least 12 stadiums with minimum capacities of 40,000, and the final must be held in a stadium with a capacity of at least 80,000. Fifa will announce the successful 2018 and 2022 hosts in December 2010.In 2007 Fifa ended its policy of rotating the World Cup from continent to continent.Countries are barred from bidding to stage the event if they are located in a continent that has hosted one of the two previous tournaments.With South Africa hosting the 2010 competition, African nations will not be able to bid for the 2018 World Cup.And South American countries will not be considered for either 2018 or 2022 as Brazil is hosting the 2014 World Cup. Source: BBClast_img read more

January 10

Mounties issue travel advisory for Central B.C. Interior

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The North District RCMP is advising residents to postpone any travel plans on roads in the Central Interior for the next few days due to a major snowstorm expected to begin Tuesday evening.North District RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said that an extreme snowfall is expected to move into Central B.C. this evening, with accumulations of between 30 and 50 centimetres of snow expected. Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for much of Central B.C. including the Prince George and Mackenzie areas earlier today.Cpl. Saunderson said that driving in such adverse conditions can present many challenges.“If you don’t need to be out in these types of conditions, perhaps consider changing or postponing your travel plans,” said Cpl. Saunderson. “If you find that you need to travel the highways, the RCMP North District Traffic Services wish to remind motorists to drive according to the conditions of the road.”- Advertisement -Police are advising motorists to make sure their vehicle is prepared and equipped, with proper winter tires, an emergency kit, blankets, snacks, and water in the event they become stranded. Ensuring that vehicle fluids are topped up is also highly recommended.Travellers can find up to the minute road conditions at DriveBC.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more