A rapidly developing East Coast storm will wreak havoc from Northern Florida through New England Wednesday and Thursday. As I discussed earlier, any slight shift would change expected amounts. And it has…A Blizzard Warning is in effect for Ocean City for heavy accumulating snow followed by strong gusty northwest winds that will cause blowing and drifting snow on Thursday. A Blizzard Warning results when sustained winds of 35mph along with heavy snow which reduces visibility to 1/4 mile or less for 3 hours or more. Most storms result in more snow accumulations towards Philadelphia and points N&W. However, the current track of this storm is far enough offshore that the heaviest snow will occur over our area.Snow will begin after 9pm tonight along the coast. As the storm deepens offshore, winds will increase to 30mph during the morning hours and gusts will exceed 40mph at times.Forecast Wind Gusts ThursdayOn the current track, snow will continue until early afternoon and then taper off. Expected amounts have now increased to 8-12″. Travel is not recommended during the day on Thursday even after the snow ends as the blowing and drifting snow will continue to cover roadways.NWS: Expected Snowfall forecastAs with any coastal storm, the threat of some minor tidal flooding exists for Thursday morning. Any standing water that remains in the streets could freeze after the tide as temperatures drop well below the freezing mark.The other main factor is after the storm, dangerous cold air will return. Temperatures will return to the teens and with strong NW winds continuing to howl, wind chills will drop below zero and remain there through Saturday. Frigid temperatures are expected to hang around through the weekend as high temperatures will remain in the teens Friday and Saturday with a return to the 20s on Sunday.
“In order to make a choice, you need the power to see there is one.” – Gloria SteinemMost of us have been in a place where there do not appear to be choices or options. This can happen for organizations as well, particularly when it comes to group decisions. Boards of directors regularly make decisions critical to a credit union’s prosperity—one of the costliest is facility occupancy, as it is the second highest and least flexible use of resources.While occupancy decisions seem like they would be straightforward, often they are not. Bias can be a big influence. In the process of completing a branch network occupancy study, I noted that a $3.5 million investment in a new urban branch would never break even due to its location, lack of surrounding target member segments, limited interest in expanding product lines and high facility cost. The branch was three years old. The board did not want to leave the site due to the big investment they made. They were stuck. But when the study was completed and the board was presented with rational business options, they sold the building, took a loss and relocated to a profitable location with a two- to three-year break-even estimate. They saw choice where they did not before. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
StumbleUpon All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world July 16, 2020 Sportito makes LatAm debut in Brazil October 30, 2019 Share Submit Better Collective Spotlight: Moving into DFS through RotoGrinders deal June 14, 2019 Related Articles Share Daily fantasy sports operator Champick has let SBC know that is looking for talented developers, graphic and UX designers as it expands its teams in their Liepaja and Riga offices. Eriks Nelsons, ChampickThose applying will need to be ” passionate sports fans eager to work in a global setting”.The new Latvian daily fantasy football platform Champick has entered Georgian, Hungarian and South African markets by signing strategic partnerships with local media companies in a bid to boost product growth. There are further discussions ongoing to extend Champick’s reach into other countries too. Champick’s fantasy platform with “an industry first scalable business model”, was launched in May 2016 and after a successful BETA product test it has acquired 30 000 users and is now expanding internationally by signing strategic partners globally, and continuing product improvement and mobile app development.Eriks Nelsons, Champick CEO, commented: “I’m glad that after the hard work of the last 12 months we have proven our business model and received positive feedback from fantasy players and strategic partners all around the world. A year ago we predicted scalability issues for existing fantasy giants globally (such as Draftkings and Fanduel); their business could be perceived as similar to gambling and lottery companies.”He continued: “Lately we have seen many issues for them in the USA and even the obstructing of market entries in other continents, which gives us many opportunities all around the world.”Champick itself was founded in November 2015, a joint effort by Eriks Nelsons, Karlis Ozols, Igors Menko, Mark Kriek and Patrick Ranzijn, and those interested in being involved can contact Eriks at [email protected]
SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Submit Winning Post: Third time’s the charm for England’s casinos August 17, 2020 William Hill has announced a new five year betting shop deal with the Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR), which will see the bookmaker commence retail operations at JCR’s portfolio of racecourses. The agreement will see deployment across all 15 JCR tracks, with provisions of a high street betting shop experience to stretch to a minimum of 31 on-course facilities.Succeeding current partner Betfred as exclusive betting shop provider, the only exception is at Cheltenham, where at least six facilities are to be operated alongside the existing Star Sports and The Winning Post shops.Dickon White, Group Betting Director, Jockey Club Racecourses, commented: “I’m really pleased that we have reached agreement with William Hill to provide a comprehensive retail service to our customers across all 15 of The Jockey Club’s racecourses. “They have proved an excellent partner in other areas over time and provided a compelling five-year offer through a competitive process.”Serving almost two millions racegoers a year across 348 fixtures, the JCR also details is has worked with six independent racecourses to help to coordinate their on-course betting shop rights.As a result William Hill is to also operate retail outlets at Leicester, Newton Abbot, Plumpton, Salisbury, Stratford and Taunton over the same period.Pat Masterson, Managing Director of Newton Abbot Races, added: “On behalf of the six independent racecourses we are delighted to team up with William Hill and very much look forward to a successful partnership for the next five years.”JCR’s 15 racecourses where William Hill will operate are: Aintree, Carlisle, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs, Exeter, Haydock Park, Huntingdon, Kempton Park, Market Rasen, Newmarket July Course, Newmarket Rowley Mile, Nottingham, Sandown Park, Warwick and Wincanton.“We are delighted to reach this landmark agreement with Jockey Club Racecourses. William Hill shares The Jockey Club’s vision and passion for horseracing and we believe this will be a formidable partnership that will benefit the sport of horseracing for years to come,” said Steven White, William Hill’s Divisional Director.