first_imgPlease visit for the latest information and to review your checklists and emergency plans. For emergency information, please contact the Emergency Information Center at 561-712-6400. Palm Beach County Emergency Management officials are ready for the effects of Hurricane Irma as it progresses toward our area. All residents and visitors should be aware of the potential impacts from this powerful storm. Emergency SheltersThe state has advised that fuel demand is outstripping fuel supply and they advise that all residents shelter within the county. 15 general population shelters will open at 10:00 A.M. Friday:Atlantic High School 2455 W Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach 33445Boca Raton High School 1501 NW 15th Ct, Boca Raton 33486Boynton Beach High School 4975 Park Ridge Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33426Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elem. School 1501 Avenue U, Riviera Beach 33404Forest Hill High School 6901 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach 33405Independence Middle School 4001 Greenway Drive Jupiter 33458John I Leonard High School 4701 10th Avenue N, Greenacres 33463Lakeshore Middle School 425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade 33430Palm Beach Central High School 8499 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington 33411Palm Beach Gardens High School 4245 Holly Drive Palm Beach Gardens 33410Park Vista High School 7900 Jog Rd, Lake Worth 33467Pahokee Middle School 850 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee 33476Seminole Ridge High School 4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd, Loxahatchee 33470West Boca High School 12811 Glades Rd, Boca Raton 33498Westgate Elementary 1545 Loxahatchee Drive, West Palm Beach 33409Those choosing to go to a hurricane shelter, please bring the following:3 days supply of water2 changes of comfortable clothesFlashlight with extra batteriesCell phone and a battery-operated chargerMedicinesSnacks/Special diet foodsCashPhotocopies of valuable documentsGames, books and playing cards for entertainment during your staySpace is limited, so please pack accordinglycenter_img Special Needs Shelter – will open Friday at the South Florida Fairgrounds.Those who are registered should have received notification. People with special medical needs should register with the Palm Beach CountySpecial Needs Program by calling (561) 712-6400 or visiting read more

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The first group of Guyanese returning home from the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas arrived home on Monday evening at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).Orin Grimmond, his wife and three children were greeted at the airport by Minister of State Dawn Hastings- Williams, Minister of Citizenship,  Winston Felix, Minister of Foreign Affairs,  Dr. Karen Cummings along with Director-General of the Civil Defence Commission, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig.Craig stated that following the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian, the CDC has activated its response mechanism and are in contact with over one hundred Guyanese living in the Bahamas who were affected.“To date, we have a group which allows us to keep in direct contact on a daily basis to identify the needs, to identify if people wish to return and through that mechanism we were able to identify the five persons that came here,” he said further disclosing that there are twenty-three other Guyanese who have indicated their interest to return to their homeland.According to the Director-General, once travel arrangements are in place, they will be able to return to Guyana. He disclosed that the private sector has been collaborating with the government to give support to those Guyanese who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian.Hastings-Williams also expressed her satisfaction with the response from the private sector.This encourages us as a government to see that we can partner with the private sector, business persons, non-governmental organizations…. they have done so in the past and they continue to do it,” the State Minister noted.Meanwhile, Minister Felix emphasised that in times of need “we do not leave Guyanese in distress outside of Guyana,” adding that “we dealt with this first family of five, and we anticipate there are others.”Cummings said Guyana welcomes back its people with open arms. She noted that persons returning home will stand to benefit from the rapid economic growth Guyana will be experiencing in the near future.For the next five days, the Guyana Marriott Hotel will accommodate the Grimmond family after which they will be transported by TransGuyana Airways to their place of origin – Lethem.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto via To assist Broward County residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, several food distribution centers have been established for residents in need as well as a free masks distribution site.Feeding South Florida, the largest food bank in South Florida, will begin food distribution on Thursday, April 16th at the following locations: Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium (3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311). Collections will be taken from 9 AM to 5 PM daily. Drive-thru site has five lanes and is accessible by vehicle only. Prospective patients will be screened through a vehicle window. Eligible individuals for specimen collection include: first responders who are symptomatic of COVID-19, those aged 65 and over with coronavirus symptoms and individuals who have traveled to infected regions or are immune-compromised. Must bring ID. Site is operated by the Florida National Guard in cooperation with Memorial Healthcare Systems and the Florida Department of Health, at the direction of the Office of the Governor. On Saturday, April 18th, food distribution is planned at Rayfield, 2210 Pierce Street in Hollywood from 10 AM to Noon.Open the trunk of your car and drive-thru. For more Broward locations and dates go to MasksThe Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center will host a free drive-thru mask distribution event on Friday, April 17 beginning at noon at 1302 East Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale. If you or someone you know is in need of protective masks, this a great way to safely get one at no cost. Participants are reminded that this will be a drive-thru event, so please do not walk up to volunteers in order to receive a mask. Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.COVID-19 Testing in Broward CountyDrive-thru testing for COVID-19 is taking place at the following locations: Pantry of Broward, 610 NW 3rd Street, from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.Pembroke Pines, at City Center, 601 City Center Way, from 10 AM to Noon.Miramar, at Miramar Central Park, 16801 Miramar Pkwy, from 9 AM-11 AM. Cleveland Clinic, Krupa Center (3250 Meridian Pkwy, Weston)  Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Mills Pond Park, 2201 NW 9th Ave, in Fort Lauderdale at 9 AMQuiet Waters Park, 401 Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach at 9 AM. To meet criteria, individuals must be:Prescreened and meet CDC and DOH testing guidelinesPrequalified with a prescriptionPre-registered to receive an appointment through the Broward Health call center at 954-320-5730. If patients do not have a primary care physician and need assistance, they can access Broward Health’s new BHealthy Now app that enables a patient to obtain a virtual health screening from a board-certified physician without leaving home. Physicians on-call will screen patients, assign risk, answer questions, and recommend next steps, such as prescribing a COVID-19 screening.Visit for instructions on how to download the app and connect with physicians. Potential patients should call the Cleveland Clinic Florida appointment center at 954-659-5951 to be scheduled for a test. Callers will be screened by a nurse who will determine whether the caller meets the federal testing criteria. You must call and be pre-screened for an appointment.The Florida Department of Health has released information about cities and counties of residence that have been tested positive for COVID-19. To see a detailed map of zip codes, please go here: Florida COVID-19 cases by zip code. C.B. Smith Park (900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines) 9 AM-5 PM Hard Rock Stadium is expanding testing to include anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, 347 Don Shula Dr. in Miami Gardens.  Drive-thru testing begins at 9 AM. On Friday, April 17th, food distribution begins:last_img read more

first_img SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience  April 27, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Marketing responsibly and using AI to unlock esports’ potential April 21, 2020 VSoftCo has signed a multi-year agreement to integrate its complete portfolio of virtual football content and casino-based table games on Infinity Gaming Solutions.The agreement with Infinity, the provider of a bespoke multi-vendor gaming platform, includes use of VSoftCo’s roulette version of Spot the Ball and the first integration of VStriker, an exciting joint venture between VSoftCo and the Striker comic that first appeared in The Sun newspaper in 1985.Simon Westbury, Chief Commercial Officer at VSoftCo, said: “This partnership is very exciting for VSoftCo as we continue to sell the VStriker Brand and expand our distribution of football based casino content. Infinity’s state of the art gaming platform is very impressive and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”Tina Rawlinson, Director at Infinity Gaming Solutions, commented: “I am delighted to welcome VSoftCo as the latest content partner on Infinity’s platform. VSoftCo’s innovative virtual sports game suite has significant player appeal and will add another exciting vertical to our own Midaur casino experience and our white label/platform partner offering. We look forward to continuing and growing our close working relationship with the VSoftCo team.”VSoftCo has been confirmed as a sponsor of Betting on Football 2017 (3-5 May), the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference, while Simon Westbury will be speaking on the virtual football panel alongside representatives of Golden Race and Leap Gaming. SBC Webinars and Digitain present Finding Value in Untapped Markets July 14, 2020 Share Share Related Articleslast_img read more

first_img Related Articles Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Submit Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon World Cup winner Robert Pires has pledged to provide bwin with a “new perspective that the fans can enjoy” after being appointed as a brand ambassador for the European sportsbook.In the newly created position, the Frenchman will engage with bwin customers across France and the UK. A key part of his role will see him produce and feature in a series of short films looking at a variety of sporting challenges.The films will be promoted across bwin’s websites and social media channels along with the opportunity for fans to take part in competitions with exclusive prizes, starting on Sunday 11 June.Having won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 with France, as well as playing a starring role in Arsenal’s ‘Invincible’ campaign of 2004, Pires is well placed to share his experiences with bwin fans, who will also benefit from his extensive knowledge with expert tips for the biggest sporting events.Adam Lewis, bwin chief marketing officer, said: “This is a marquee signing for bwin. Robert Pires is a footballing legend who was not only one of the most technically gifted players in the world but a proven natural born winner, who has picked up trophies and personal awards wherever he has played. We are really excited to be working with him and can’t wait to get started producing unique and insightful content to share with our customers.”Pires commented: “I’m really looking forward to working with bwin. They share my passion for football and live and breathe sports just as I do. I think together we will make some really great content which will hopefully give a new perspective that the fans can enjoy.” Share Share Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020last_img read more

first_img Submit FUN88 secures Newcastle United extension July 20, 2020 Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish protections self-harm progress on a regulated marketplace May 4, 2020 Share Fun88 drives cricket engagement through CPL deal August 4, 2020 OPE SPORTS has become the highest value front of shirt partner in Huddersfield Town history, after signing a multi-year partnership with the Premier League debutants.A subsidiary of global betting brand Opebet, OPE Sports will feature on the Huddersfield shirt for all home and away matches, as well as on pitch side LED, branding throughout the John Smith’s stadium and across the club’s global social media channels.The Huddersfield Town partnership was created, planned and negotiated by SportQuake, the international sport marketing agency which helped to activate Newcastle United’s three-year deal with Asian focused Fun88.Dean Hoyle, Chairman at Huddersfield Town, said: “We are delighted to welcome OPE SPORTS as the Club’s official shirt sponsor. This is without a doubt our biggest season to date as we play in the Premier League for the first time in our history.“The growth of our international fanbase since promotion and the Premier League makes OPE SPORTS an attractive partner for our club, and our growing reach around world provides OPE SPORTS with an ideal platform to continue its own growth.”An OPE SPORTS spokesman commented: “It’s a hugely exciting time to partner with Huddersfield Town as they make their debut in the Premier League. The Premier League is undoubtedly the biggest league on the planet and to be associated to it through our partnership with The Terriers is great for our brand. We look forward to working with the club and its fans throughout the 2017/18 season.” StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

first_img Related Articles Share Submit StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 Share Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Industry marketing and affiliate software provider NetRefer has been recognised for its contribution to Malta enterprise and innovation at the ‘2017 Malta Best Entrepreneur Awards’.    Hosted at the Rabat Verdala Palace, NetRefer won three award prizes; ‘Best Technology Entrepreneur’, ‘Best Innovation in Research’ and the most prestigious award of the evening; ‘The Overall Best Entrepreneur of the Year’.Event organisers and judges recognised NetRefer’s Founder and CEO Raphael Arnold for his ongoing contribution to Malta’s start-up and tech community.Arnold was deemed a key island technology stakeholder for bringing and developing affiliate marketing services and provisions in Malta. Having founded his company in 2006, Arnold has grown NetRefer into one of the leading marketing and player acquisitions software within the online gambling/betting sector.Commenting on the recognition Raphael Arnold stated “These awards would mean nothing if not for the great team behind them, these accolades for NetRefer are viewed as recognition for the outstanding service we provide to our clients daily. My team and I would like to thank the organisers of this prestigious event and we would like to congratulate all winners at the gala for the continuous hard work they provide to their respected industries. All those involved are a credit to Malta and we wish them every success for the future,”last_img read more

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 SBC Events has encouraged all companies planning to get involved in Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September) to do so quickly, or risk missing out on the sports betting event of the year.Demand for tickets and accommodation for the conference, which has moved to Olympia Conference Centre this year, has been so high that the official event hotel – the Hilton London Olympia – has already sold out. The show floor is also reaching capacity with over 90% of the exhibition space already taken.With fewer than two months to go until the start of #boscon2017, SBC Events has managed to secure additional, discounted rooms at the nearby luxury K-West Hotel, but these are also selling fast.`Also reaching capacity is the conference agenda, which includes 42 sessions and will encapsulate 150 leading speakers across eight conference tracks.Key speakers include Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, British Horseracing Authority CEO Nick Rust, Danske Spil Head of Sportsbook Jens Nielsen, XL Media CEO Ory Weihs, Better Collective CEO Jesper Soegaard, Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood, Ladbrokes Coral Director of Player Protection Graham Weir, Mybet CEO Markus Peuler, BetBright CEO Marcus Brennan, Betstars Managing Director Zeno Ossko, Superbets’ Jamie Hart and Matchbook CEO Mark Brosnan.With over 1,200 senior executives attending, combined with room for more than 50 exhibitors in 1,768 sqm of exhibition space, Betting on Sports 2017 is a must-attend event for the entire sports betting sector.Mr Green and SBTech were recently unveiled as two of 22 first-time exhibitors for #boscon2017, alongside Erlang Solutions, Matchbook Trading Conference, Trustly, eMerchantPay, OtherLevels, OddsRing, LeonBets, Secure Trading Group, EvenBet Gaming, Finnplay, Tal Ron Drihem, AlgoSport, Abios Gaming, 1xbet, Crown Technologies, Wiraya, Setanta Sports, Spottocash, GameCo and Millennial Esports.However, there is still an opportunity for operators, suppliers, affiliates, sports clubs, regulators, payment providers and media companies to acquire exhibition space at a venue which was subjected to a £30 million redevelopment and rebranding just four years ago.As well as a handful of spaces alongside these companies, there are still packages available for the networking party on Thursday 14 September at Roman Abramovich’s favourite London nightclub, Under the Bridge. Sponsorship for the first official networking party on Wednesday 13 September, held at the spectacular Altitude 360, has already been snapped up by HiPay.NOTE: There is a 25% discount on Betting on Sports 2017 tickets if you order 3 or moreClick here to find information about hotels for the event UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Share Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020last_img

first_img Submit ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Related Articles Betway has launched a new advertising campaign which takes a lead from the golden age of cinema.  The campaign created by Above+Beyond, breaks with category conventions and is the second campaign by the agency under the ‘for the love of the game’ platform.Breaking on 6 August, the campaign will feature six 30 second tv advertisements as well as online video adverts in multiple time lengths. The campaign features two main story lines ‘Temple’ and ‘Lair’ which both were produced using  Above+Beyond’s Modular approach, an approach that allows for the utilisation of multiple story lines and narratives.The campaign was delivered by some of the leading talent in the film-making world. Hanna Maria Heidrich, the director of the ads, is breaking into the UK, following her work on campaigns for Trivago and Stella Artois.Tim Maurice-Jones, the director of photography, was Guy Ritchie’s DOP on films including Sherlock Holmes and Snatch, as well as Kick-Ass 2 and The Woman In Black.Marketa Korinkova, the set designer on Casino Royale and The Chronicles of Narnia among others, used techniques honed on Hollywood sets to create the Temple and Lair interiors in the Betway films. Share Sharecenter_img Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Anthony Werkman, marketing and operations director at Betway, said: “After a very successful campaign with ‘for the love of the game’, it’s great to be continuing our work with Above+Beyond and our latest ad is very exciting.“We’ve brought in an extremely talented and very select group of individuals to work on this latest campaign and we’re delighted with the outcome.”David Billing, the executive creative director at Above+Beyond, said: “For this second year of ‘for the love of the game’ it really feels like the dream team has come together. We were hugely lucky to happen on Hanna Maria just as she’s landing some big projects in the UK. And we were blessed with the quality of the team around her.“We’ve had another year to live with the characters and explore the cinematic worlds they can inhabit, and it feels like it’s paid off with the most visually ambitious, funny and engaging campaign we’ve created for Betway yet.”The video is available to watch here.Are your marketing efforts on a par with Betway’s? Make sure everyone knows about it by entering the running for the Marketing Campaign of the Year at the SBC Awards. Put in your nomination here before Friday 22nd September.last_img read more

first_img StumbleUpon Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Submit GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 GVC Holdings Plc has followed industry precedent by issuing a corporate update on  COVID-19 impacts, following the subsequent cancellation/postponement of major sporting events.  For the period of 1 January to 23 February 2020, GVC has underlined that trading for the year-to-date has remained strong, with group NGR at +5%, reporting a 16% increase in online gambling benefiting from strong sports margin recorded during 2020’s opening months.Nevertheless, GVC’s momentum will be disrupted by the spread of COVID-19, which has forced the closure of live sports events across key markets.“In our financial year to 31 December 2019, approximately 45% of our Group NGR was generated from sporting events, with 43% of our online NGR generated from sports,” GVC governance explained in its update.Mirroring industry counterparts, GVC governance maintained that it is ‘difficult to quantify the precise impact on earnings’ for the financial year.Detailing investor guidance, GVC has modelled a scenario based on the following disruptions taking place:Football: The UEFA Euros will be postponed until 2021 and all other football will be cancelled until July 2020;Horse Racing: major events such as the Grand National and Royal Ascot will be cancelled. All other horse racing continues behind closed doors;Retail: the retail estate in the UK will remain open for business. Stores in Italy and Belgium remain closed for three months.Operating on the above assumptions of the sporting calendar being significantly reduced through to August 2020, GVC has anticipated that full-year 2020 EBITDA will be reduced by approximately £130-150 million, ‘before mitigating actions’.Should GVC’s Ladbrokes Coral UK retail portfolio be closed, the FTSE betting group has predicted an EBITDA reduction of approximately £45–50 million per month, inclusive of employment costs of approximately £20 million per month.Citing a strong balance sheet, GVC governance explained that the company has access to a £550 million revolving credit facility, which ‘remains undrawn’ as the company still has access to £260 million cash reserve.Closing the statement, GVC Group CEO Kenneth Alexander commented: “While we do not underestimate the challenge presented by Covid-19, GVC is in a robust position to manage the impact on our operations. We are a diverse global business, with an experienced and expert management team, which operates across multiple products and markets. Our priority is to protect our employees while maintaining our offer to our customers at this difficult time.“last_img read more