Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The third nor’easter to hit Long Island in two weeks brought between one and 18 inches of snow to parts of the region, meteorologists said.Topping out at 18 inches of snow WAS Southampton, while on the low end, Massapequa got 1.6 inches. About 5,000 PSEG Long Island customers lost power during the storm.“It’s for some areas a lot less snow than the last one and a lot less wind,” said Melissa DiSpigno, a forecaster with the National Weather Service’s Upton office.The snow tapered off Tuesday afternoon before going out to sea.The storm comes after nor’easters on March 2 and March 6 caused flooding, beach erosion and downed trees and power lines, leaving thousands without power. Some PSEG Long Island customers just got their power back Saturday after nearly nine inches of snow fell on parts of LI in the last storm.There is still a chance rain and snow Wednesday. After that, partly to mostly sunny skies with temperatures are on tap for LI through the weekend.
On Twitter, Trump called the agreement “between our two great friends” a “huge breakthrough.”HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020 (Washington, DC) — President Trump is touting a peace agreement between Israel and United Arab Emirates. The first middle east peace agreement to be reaced in 25 years.President @realDonaldTrump delivers a statement from the Oval Office: “After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations.” pic.twitter.com/6pRCAXQqCO— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 13, 2020 Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer wrote on Twitter that this is “a great day for peace!” The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to establish full diplomatic ties with Israel.The UAE becomes only the third Arab country to recognize Israel’s existence, the other two are Egypt and Jordan who share a border with Israel. Speaking in the Oval Office, Trump told reporters that the two countries will exchange embassies and ambassadors and “begin cooperation across the board.”He said he expected other countries to follow the UAE’s lead on this going forward. Trump added that “we are already discussing this with other nations,” noting that other agreements will probably be cemented in the near future.Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates pic.twitter.com/oVyjLxf0jd— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020
StumbleUpon Share Submit Spillemyndigheden adds technical requirements on game and wagering reporting June 23, 2020 Altenar has continued to support the expansion efforts for its sports betting and gaming customers by securing certification for both Denmark and Portugal.We spoke to the company’s CEO Stanislav Silin about the “technical and procedural synergies” between the two, challenges relative to other territories, and the need for a software provider to be “the enabler, not a blocker” for its partners.SBC: Having collected UKGC and MGA licences in 2019, why were Denmark and Portugal the next target markets for Altenar?SS: Last year we successfully launched three sportsbooks in newly regulated Sweden, which is still in the process of refining and amending some of its policies. At the same time, Denmark has an established regulatory regime in Scandinavian territory. So we have seen an opportunity to extend our regulatory reach in such a significant market, whilst maximising the investment already made for compliance with Sweden. Similarly, the change management processes that the Danish regulator wants operators and suppliers to follow has similarities with those for Portugal. So yet again, we found technical and procedural synergies between the territories.However, while these are the arguments that made it appealing to work on these territories together from a compliance point of view, we had other business reasons to do so.We had existing customers wishing to launch in these territories whom we were eager to support in their expansion efforts, along with signing a new operator who plans to launch in Denmark.SBC: What can we expect to see from Altenar in these countries – do you have any immediate plans pending receipt of the licences?SS: As a B2B provider we do not need to have an operating licence in these countries, but we have to satisfy the same technical and process requirements as would be applicable to the actual licensees. The plan is to support our current customers’ expansion plans, which are already in motion for both of these jurisdictions. We also hope this will help us sign up new operators, but the original motivation is still for our existing customer base to grow.SBC: Can you just outline the process in both cases? What were the biggest challenges relative to other jurisdictions?SS: Both of these territories require us to be really good at managing how our software gets to production and how it evolves over time. There is a big focus on change management procedures for both Denmark and Portugal, and that is exactly where we have made significant improvements over the past year in order to to obtain similar certifications.SBC: When designing the sportsbook UX, do you look at what you’ve done in Sweden (for Denmark) and Spain (for Portugal), or is that an over simplistic geographical based view? Do you need ‘boots on the ground’ to get the best market view?SS: All of these countries you mention have different localisation and customisation profiles. Some regulatory concepts are similar, such as security requirements or change management processes, and there we do get some synergies. However, an operator wishing to target a specific territory usually needs content configured to be attractive and appealing to their players. We get the best feedback from the operators, and they are, indeed, the best “boots on the ground” as you put it, as they know their players best.SBC: Portugal has one of the toughest tax regimes for igaming in Europe; what is the knock on effect in terms of revenue potential for a supplier such as Altenar?SS: It remains to be seen, as we have just received the certification, and are still waiting for the customers to go live. However, we trust our partner to have a good commercial idea on the strategy in this particular market. In general, we make money if our customer makes money, so we will have to work together to achieve this.SBC: Denmark is similar in terms of finding a tax vs channelisation balance; what is the supplier’s role in suppressing the offshore market?SS: We are a software provider and a B2B supplier of services. So our role is to offer a compliant and certified software together with operational expertise to the extent that we can, so that our operators have all the tools necessary to expand into regulatory markets. We want to be the enabler, and not a blocker. Related Articles Share Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval July 3, 2020