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  • New list of funders of fundraising consultancy

    first_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Wootton George Consulting has published a very useful list of funders who will consider helping charities by paying for fundraising and other consultancy work.Stafford-based fundraising consultancy Wootton George Consulting has published the list of funders and suggested avenues for funding on their new Web site. The list is likely to be of particular interest to smaller or newer charities. Director Simon George explained: “in our experience, smaller charities often have the greatest need for external advice and support, yet they are frequently disadvantaged when it comes to accessing the help they need. This is frustrating for all concerned as, very often, a little bit of help can make a great difference to a small organisation. Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 December 2004 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img New list of funders of fundraising consultancy 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. “We have put this list together in response to the many requests we get from smaller charities for advice in winning external funding to pay for our support. Over the years, about 15% of our work has been funded externally, so it is a very practical resource, which we are happy to make available via our website to groups needing fundraising consultancy.Funders on the list range from charitable trusts, to lottery and statutory funding bodies. The latest addition is Business Link, which in many parts of the UK will pay for 50% of external assignments, provided the charity in question is also a limited company and that the consultant is listed on the National Business Link Register of Consultants.Wootton George Consulting themelves are currently conducting assignments on behalf of two charities, part-funded by Business Link, as Simon George is on the National Register.last_img read more

  • Ramblers rebrand with new logo and visual identity

    first_imgThe Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity, has changed its logo and visual identity to reflect the changing breadth and variety of its activities and membership.A rise in membership from the under-40s, and a greater range of urban and specially themed walks such as love hikes and film strolls, convinced the charity that its 20-year-old logo of rolling green hills no longer effectively described the organisation.One of the charity’s main focuses is on getting more people in towns and cities to build walking into their everyday lives. Its ‘Get Walking Keep Walking’ inner city walks project will help 90,000 people.Following a year of consultations and research, the logo has been replaced by a new image and visual identity created by branding agency Spencer du Bois.Floella Benjamin OBE DL, the Ramblers President, said: “The Ramblers is Britain’s walking charity and welcomes all, both young and old, so this fresh, vibrant and – accessible new branding reflects this. It sends out a very clear message that everyone is a walker and can enjoy walking no matter who they are, what their ability is, or where they walk be it town or country”.www.ramblers.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Marketing Membership Ramblers rebrand with new logo and visual identity Howard Lake | 2 March 2009 | News 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.last_img read more

  • Fundraising Regulator informs charities of its upcoming levy

    first_img Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator regulation  66 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Fundraising Regulator informs charities of its upcoming levy Majority support from the largest charitiesChair of the Fundraising Regulator, Lord Grade, argued the need for fundraising charities to support the new system of self-regulation. He said:“46 of the 50 largest fundraising charities have demonstrated their commitment to addressing poor fundraising practices across the sector by supporting our set-up costs. We are now fully up and running and charities spending more than £100,000 per year on fundraising must now pay the levy, in line with a key recommendation of the Etherington Review. Our regulatory role and the restoration of public confidence will only be successful if the sector is ready to fund its self-regulation, working with us constructively to deliver the necessary changes.” The first of 2,100 charities in England and Wales will this week receive a letter from the Fundraising Regulator letting them know that they will be expected to pay its levy.The letters are being sent in six phases from now until early November to those charities that fall within the scope of the new regulator’s levy arrangements. The 62 charities with the largest fundraising expenditure will receive the letters first.These letters will then be followed by an invoice asking for payment within 30 days.Funding the regulatorThe fees will be used to fund the self-regulatory body, which began operations on 7 July 2016, taking over from the Fundraising Standards Board.Which charities need to pay the levy?The levy applies to those charities that have spent more than £100,000 a year on fundraising. The figures are then from charities’ annual returns to the Charity Commission for the year ending 31 December 2014. Advertisement Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, claimed that charities “have shown their support for the new system of self-regulation and their commitment to driving up standards in fundraising”.He added:“It is an important signal that charities themselves will fund the new fundraising regulator that has more powers and is responsible for upholding tighter standards. I hope that charities will support this work and continue to demonstrate their willingness to play their part in addressing these important issues.”center_img Howard Lake | 5 October 2016 | News  65 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 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.last_img read more

  • £500k funding pot to help London charities enter social investment market

    first_img  75 total views,  1 views today £500k funding pot to help London charities enter social investment market The Stepping Stones Fund is making £500,000 available for charities that are looking to break into the London social investment market.The programme aims to help charities overcome the barriers to seeking social investment, and is open to charities in Greater London. The deadline for applications is 10th May. The Stepping Stones Fund was launched in 2015 by the City of London Corporation’s charitable arm, City Bridge Trust, and UBS. City Bridge Trust has already awarded over £2,185,000 to 49 organisations across 20 London boroughs through the fund.The scheme offers organisations funding, advice and learning opportunities to help develop their ideas, bring in new technical assistance and get products ready for market. Beneficiaries range from charities supporting disadvantaged children and young people, to community projects looking to strengthen local employment skills and education.Recent grantee, The Bike Project (pictured), received £40,000 last November. It is using the funding to employ bike mechanics to help it refurbish more bicycles to donate to refugees so they can become better integrated and involved in the community.Jem Stein, director of The Bike Project, said:“The Stepping Stones grant has been instrumental in testing our business model on a larger scale which has transformed our ability to attract investment. This has already been successful and we are currently discussing our options with potential investors.”Alison Gowman, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust committee, said:“We have already been able to award a large amount of funding to a wide range of organisations through the fund. We understand it takes hard work to develop a new market and the simple provision of capital is rarely enough to encourage the quality and diversity of product to emerge. We look forward to receiving applications from organisations looking to step into the social investment market.”  76 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 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. Melanie May | 4 April 2017 | News Tagged with: Funding London social finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Radio station’s closure highlights need to replace radio broadcast law

    first_img July 6, 2020 Find out more Freeway FM, a radio station that had been broadcasting from Buenos Aires province for more than 10 years, was closed by the authorities on 23 June under a broadcasting law that was adopted under military rule in 1980 and has never been repealed. Reporters Without Borders condemns this act of censorship and supports a proposal for the law’s replacement. Reporters Without Borders hopes that the forcible closure of Freeway FM, a Buenos Aires province radio station operated by rock music enthusiasts, will stimulate a thorough debate and hasten repeal of a broadcasting law that was adopted under military rule in 1980. The current federal government has promised to replace the law, which was slightly amended during the presidencies of Raúl Alfonsín (1983-1989) and Carlos Menem (1989-1999).“This rock music station was able to broadcast for more than 10 years without the least problem,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The censorship to which it has been subjected strikes us as abrupt and belated, if it is true that it was operating illegally. We also think it is questionable that another station’s complaint is the reason being given for its closure.”Reporters Without Borders added : “The court order closing the station is based on rules dating from another era, when free expression was heavily regulated if not non-existent. Both the letter and the spirit of Law 22.285 of 15 September 1980 are incompatible with the principle of media diversity. It is hard to understand why this happened to Freeway FM at a time when the country is debating the law’s repeal and replacement.”Three representatives from the National Communications Commission (CNC), accompanied by three federal police officers, went to Freeway FM studios in San Martín, near the capital, at 10 a.m. on 23 June with a seizure order from San Martín criminal court judge Martina Isabel Forns and confiscated all of its broadcast equipment. The judge issued her order in response to a complaint by radio Disney, which claimed that the frequency used by Freeway FM was too close to its own. “We are surprised that this is happening to us at the very moment that the drafting of a new law to replace 22.285 is being discussed,” Freeway FM journalist Omar Moreti told Reporters Without Borders, adding that the station was supported by “all sectors – parliamentarians, journalists and unions.”Law 22.285, the legal basis for the confiscation order, was promulgated when Gen. Jorge Videla was military president. It imposes drastic condition on the creation of radio stations and intervenes in their programme content, requiring that they :“Contribute to the strengthening of national unity and reinforcement of faith and hope in the Argentine nation’s destiny” (article 14, subsection c). Article 5 required radio stations to “raise the population’s morale” and “preserve Christian morale,” but these clauses were taken out by a 1999 decree. Article 14, subsection e, still urges radio stations to “promote the responsible participation of all inhabitants, especially the Argentine man, in achieving national goals.”Article 18 says : “Information must be accurate, objective and timely. The content and formulation of news coverage must avoid causing a public shock or collective unrest.” It also says that : “News relating to sordid, colourful or repulsive events must be treated with restraint and sobriety, and must be strictly limited to the facts.” Article 21 bans “programmes or messages of a political partisan nature.”The requirements for creating a radio station include “having a moral quality and cultural aptitude, both demonstrated by a prior career path that can be objectively verified” (article 45, subsection c). The amendments to the law adopted since the return to democracy in 1983 mainly concern an article 45 provision banning any media group from owning a radio station and TV station at the same time, and two article 46 provisions limiting the number of people who can work for the same radio company to 20. RSF_en July 2, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio station’s closure highlights need to replace radio broadcast law November 19, 2020 Find out more News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts ArgentinaAmericas Help by sharing this information to go further News ArgentinaAmericas Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites News News Organisation Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Follow the news on Argentina December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

  • L’Inter correspondent in Bouaké went missing a month ago after repeated threats

    first_img RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Receive email alerts Reports Côte d’IvoireAfrica Côte d’IvoireAfrica September 28, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 L’Inter correspondent in Bouaké went missing a month ago after repeated threats The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Amadou Dagnogo had been publicly threatened by former rebels of the New Forces (FN) representatives before he went missing. “Whatever may have happened to him, the menacing language used by FN leaders is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Without accusing anyone, we call for an explanation of the threats made against a journalist whose reporting never strayed into the language of hate so common in Ivory Coast.” News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election News November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the disappearance exactly one month ago of journalist Amadou Dagnogo, L’Inter’s correspondent in Bouaké, a large town in the centre of Ivory Coast and stronghold of the former rebels of the New Forces (FN), who control the north of the country. Dagnogo had been publicly threatened by FN representatives before he went missing.”Whatever may have happened to Amadou Dagnogo, the menacing language used by FN leaders is unacceptable,” the organisation said. “Without accusing anyone, we call for an explanation of the threats made against a journalist whose reporting never strayed into the language of hate so common in Ivory Coast.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Furthermore, if the FN has any information about Dagnogo’s fate, we urge them to make it known. Journalists must be able to work safely throughout Ivory Coast.”Threats, accusations and summonsDagnogo has not been seen since 28 August and none of his friends and family members have had any word of him since then, Reporters Without Borders was told in Bouaké. His belongings are still in his home. In the days prior to his disappearance, he told his editors he feared for his life and that he had “escaped an ambush” by two men in plain clothes who tried to arrest him.L’Inter editor Charles d’Almeida said Dagnogo was summoned to FN headquarters after the ambush attempt and was explicitly warned that the reports in his newspaper were putting his life in danger.Reporters Without Borders is particularly troubled by the fact that, four days before Dagnogo went missing, the FN director of communications, Warrant Officer Antoine Beugré, indicated to him in a letter that he was refusing L’Inter permission to do the reporting for a story in Bouaké and the northern town of Korhogo.In his letter, dated 24 August, Beugré wrote: “This decision is the result of the murky game being played by your newspaper, which has been publishing false reports and misinforming Ivorians for several months, and indulging in an unhealthy game of fictitious journalism with disregard for the safety of its correspondents residing in Bouaké and Korhogo.”Dagnogo had recently reported on the tension within the former rebel forces, in particular, the split between Staff Sergeant Ibrahim Coulibaly and FN general secretary and communication minister Guillaume Soro. In an article on 14 July, Dagnogo also reported the public threats by Kani mayor Meité Yaya against those who try to “divide the north” and Yaya’s call to FN leaders to “systematically execute the black sheep.””Forbidden zone for disinformation lovers”The climate of hostility fostered by the FN towards certain journalists in the north has worsened in recent months. The Ivorian Popular Movement of the Great West (MPIGO), one of the FN’s components, declared in an “editorial” on its website that the areas it controlled were a “forbidden zone for disinformation lovers” and said L’Inter had received a “polite refusal” in August.Dagnogo had been appointed as L’Inter correspondent in Bouaké in May, replacing Baba Coulibaly who is now working in Abidjan. Coulibaly had also received threats from FN leaders, as had at least three other journalists in the north of the country who were questioned in the course of this month by Reporters Without Borders.A family source reportedly told a local journalist that Dagnogo fled to Mali but Reporters Without Borders has not been able to confirm this. News Help by sharing this information October 29, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Traffic measures for Parteen accident blackspot

    first_img“It’s very tragic” — baby killed in Limerick crash named locally Twitter Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSaccidentCllr Cathal CroweParteentraffic by Bernie [email protected] new pedestrian crossings have been sanctioned for Parteen to make crossing to the national school, the pub and the church safer.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Local councillor Cathal Crowe (FF) announced the news this week about an area which has been the scene of a number of serious accidents, the latest when a local man was knocked down and seriously injured on his way to Mass on Christmas eve.Welcoming the decision by Clare County Council, Cllr Crowe said that he had campaigned for many years for a series of measures to be put in place to improve pedestrian safety.“The population of Parteen has increased significantly over the years but the village streetscape has remained the very same for more than a century. There is a real need to realign the wide junction at Browne’s Corner and provide for more connecting footpaths in the centre of the village to cater for this population. The proposed construction of three new pedestrian crossings will provide safe linkages between Parteen National School, Parteen Church, Browne’s Pub, Parteen Pitch and Putt Club and the Ballykeelaun / Bishop Murphy Park housing estates.Cllr Crowe explained that a  new section of footpath between the car park at Browne’s Pub and Browne’s Corner will enable people to safely access the school and church.“The construction of this 1.8 metre footpath will result in a narrowing of the School Road. With a dwelling on one side and Browne’s Pub on the other, there isn’t any scope to widen the road,” he said. To overcome this problem a one-way alternating traffic system is being proposed. A set time intervals traffic lights will switch one-way priority between uphill and downhill traffic. A very similar one-way system has operated successful at the nearby Tailrace Bridge for more than 10 years. The new pedestrian crossings will be controlled by button activated traffic lights. Traffic will only have to stop when a pedestrian has activated the red light. Most of the time traffic will be able to continue to move freely through the village. Print Linkedin Operation ‘Open City’ gets underway in Limerick Members of the public have until January 8 to make written observations / objections against the proposed traffic calming installations. Facebook Email NewsTraffic measures for Parteen accident blackspotBy Bernie English – January 13, 2016 1038 Headrace: A cautionary tale from Theme Tune Boy Gardaí investigating fatal road traffic collision on O’Curry Street, Limerick City 3-year old girl being treated for “minor injuries” after apartment balcony fall WhatsApp Clare delegation hosts meeting with Honorary Consul of France Previous articleGAA – Allianz Renews Partnership with GAA Until 2020Next articleNew year, new broom at RTÉ lyric fm Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. last_img read more

  • Quinlivan raises Creagh Lane school abuse in Dáil

    first_imgLimerickNewsQuinlivan raises Creagh Lane school abuse in DáilBy Alan Jacques – July 10, 2020 363 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Advertisement Facebook Twitter Previous articleCity overlooked as two junior ministries go to the countyNext articleLimerick Post Show, Friday 10th July Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Maurice Quinlivan TDLIMERICK Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has raised the ongoing issue of the former Creagh Lane primary school and the efforts of the men who were abused as children to seek redress from the State.Taoiseach Michéal Martin said he was committed to trying to get a resolution to the concerns raised by County Cork abuse survivor Louise O’Keefe in her recent letter to him. He had previously stated that progress had been made with a view to re-opening the ex-gratia payment scheme.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sinn Féin TD challenged Mr Martin to explain what progress has been made to date and time frame as to when he anticipates this matter to be resolved.Speaking in the Dáil on Tuesday Deputy Quinlivan stated: “It is 22 years since Ms. O’Keefe commenced her action and unfortunately for many school abuse survivors, time is not on their side.“Can the Taoiseach or Minister for Education confirm if and when the ex-gratia payment scheme will be re-opened?“Like myself, the Taoiseach met with abuse survivors in Limerick and I am sure that you were equally appalled by their memories of the trauma and fear during years that should have been carefree and happy. One survivor at Creagh Lane National School, Limerick stated that ‘a good day at school was when he wasn’t molested’.”Deputy Quinlivan called for the issue to be resolved as a priority.“These men and their families deserve so much more and to have this whole terrible chapter brought to a speedy end.“We are a year on from the State’s apology for the delay in acknowledging that it had the responsibility to protect those children who suffered abuse. Will the State now follow up on that apology and take immediate steps to re-open the ex gratia scheme promptly and end the continued suffering of these victims?” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post last_img read more

  • Home Affordability in the “13 Original Colonies”

    first_img July 4, 2019 1,354 Views  Print This Post Tagged with: Affordability states Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: LRES Announces Promotion of Molly Merchant Next: Making Housing Work for Vets Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Home Affordability in the “13 Original Colonies” About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The original 13 U.S. states are among the country’s most desirable, and most expensive, places to live, according to LendingTree.To celebrate the Fourth of July, LendingTree, the nation’s largest online loan marketplace, has taken a look at the states that were present at the birth of the country,” said LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze. “Specifically, we analyzed the modern-day states born out of the 13 colonies that declared their independence from Great Britain in 1776.”LendingTree states that the weighted average home price in the former 13 colonies is $239,351, $27,000 higher than the weighted average home price of $212,635 for the rest of the U.S. Despite their age, these areas are cultural hubs, with some of the nation’s largest economies, meaning there is still high demand for housing in these states.While the average home price was high, the media home price in each state studied are affordable to those who earn the state’s median income. Kapfidze notes that even if a state might appear affordable, not every town or city within it will be affordable to someone making the state’s median income.In every capital city in these 13 states except for Boston, median priced homes are affordable to median income earners. Boston is notoriously pricey, and a median income would not be enough to afford the monthly payment on a median priced home, compared to more affordable capital cities such as Concord, New Hampshire and Raleigh, North Carolina, which are more affordable to median income earners.New Hampshire is the most affordable of the original 13 states, with a median home value of $244,900 and a median salary of $71,305. New Hampshire capital Concord is also the most affordable capital, with a median home value of $212,600, and a median salary of $61,310.The least affordable state is New York, with a median home value of $293,000, which is less than Massachuset’s median value of $352,600, but New York’s median income is slightly less, at $62,765, plus an affordability surplus of just $292. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home Affordability in the “13 Original Colonies” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Affordability states 2019-07-04 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articleslast_img read more

  • River flooding continues in Midwest with more rain heading toward region

    first_imgABC News(KANSAS CITY, Missouri) — The Missouri River and Mississippi River continue to wreak havoc on parts of the Plains and Midwest as record river flooding continues to pose a threat to communities.Parts of the Missouri River near St. Joseph, Missouri; Atchison, Kansas; Leavenworth, Kansas; and Parkville, Missouri, are seeing river flooding currently at — or expected to rise to — moderate and major flood stage. The Missouri River is receding below notable flood stage in Omaha. However, the Missouri River is expected to flood downstream near Plattsmouth, Nebraska, through next week. The flooding will continue to cause stress on levees along the Missouri River.There is also river flooding on the Mississippi River along the borders of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. The river will likely remain high through the weekend.In Minnesota and Wisconsin, gradual snow melt will cause rising river levels into next week. Flooding could occur due to ice jams as well.Rainfall is expected to move into this area on Saturday, with a storm developing and moving across the Plains. Locally, a half inch or more of rain is possible in this region through this weekend.The rain should not have a major influence on area rivers, but there is potential for some local exacerbation of ongoing river flooding.The storm entering the Plains was responsible for three reported tornadoes on Friday in parts of Texas and Colorado and hail over 2 inches in diameter across parts of Texas.The storm will move fairly quickly and not strengthen tremendously, therefore impacts should be marginal across the Plains this weekend. Some rain will move across Plains into Sunday morning. A few strong thunderstorms will move across Oklahoma and Arkansas, however, the threat should remain marginal, with gusty winds and some hail being the concern.Northeast feels chill on Saturday, spring on SundayA coastal storm that brought rain and some coastal flooding to the Interstate 95 corridor is moving out of the area Saturday morning.Parts of the interior Northeast, especially in the higher elevations west of Albany, New York, reported nearly 4 inches of snow on Friday. Overnight, there were reports of over 10 inches across the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire.Northeast feels chill on Saturday, spring on SundayA coastal storm that brought rain and some coastal flooding to the Interstate 95 corridor is moving out of the area Saturday morning.Parts of the interior Northeast, especially in the higher elevations west of Albany, New York, reported nearly 4 inches of snow on Friday. Overnight, there were reports of over 10 inches across the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire.A couple of snow showers will be in the region Saturday, along with gusty winds at time approaching 45 mph. It will feel quite cold in the Northeast for late March with wind chills in the 20s and teens for a large part of the region.Relief will come as early as Saturday afternoon, with Sunday temperatures much more seasonable. Temperatures will rise into the 50s, and evens some 60s, across the I-95 corridor.Another March chill will arrive on the East Coast early next week.Weak storms impacting West CoastA storm is arriving Saturday in the western U.S. and bringing some heavy rain to parts of California and some mountain snow to parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.Locally, up to 1 foot of snow is expected in the Sierra Nevada Mountains this weekend.Another storm will arrive in the region on Sunday night and early Monday with heavy rain mainly concentrated in Northern California.A more-potent storm will arrive in the middle of the upcoming week that could have significant impacts across parts of the region.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more