Steven D. Ricke, 74

first_imgSteven D. Ricke of Gallatin, Tennessee passed away November 8, 2017 at the age of 74. He was born in Greensburg, Indiana on October 18, 1943, the son of Leo J. Ricke and Luella (Buell) Ricke, both deceased. He is preceded in death by six brothers, John, Maurice, Howard, Eugene, Robert, William and four sisters, Betty King, Lois Ralston, Deloris Robbins and Marilyn Einhaus. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Annette Kollodge Ricke; sons, Tim Ricke and Brian Ricke, born of a previous marriage to Judy (Seibel) Schlemmer in Greensburg; grandchildren, Brandon and Brayden in Greensburg; Jamie, Steven, Angela and Savannah all in Gallatin and Hendersonville, Tennessee; three great-grandchildren as well as 36 nieces and nephews; also a brother, Paul in Greensburg and a sister, Mary Overman in Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Ricke attended St. Mary’s Catholic School. He graduated from Greensburg Community High School in 1961 and Indiana Central College (Indianapolis University) in 1975. He spent 25 years in Manufacturing Management with Ford Motor Company and Federal Mogul Corporation (BCA-Greensburg). Steve and Annette owned and operated R & R Calendar, Inc. for nine years in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He retired after receiving a heart transplant 22 years ago in 1995 and was in failing health the past several months. There will be a visitation and musical life celebration in Gallatin, Tennessee on Monday, November 13th from 4-6 P.M. with the service to follow at 6 P.M. at Crestview Funeral Home. A second visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 15th from 4-7 P.M. at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg, Indiana. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 16th at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. John Meyer, Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery with Robert King, John Ricke, Mark Campbell, Greg Ricke, Jim Potter and Mike Wernke serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be: Robert Ralston, Jim Robbins and Pat Ricke. All pallbearers are nephews of Mr. Ricke. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Sumner County, 16 Volunteer Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin, TN (615)452-1943 www.crestviewfh.com and Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, 302 N. Franklin Street, Greensburg, IN (812)663-2192 www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Fair returning to Syracuse for senior year

first_img Published on April 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ C.J. Fair will return to Syracuse for his senior season, SU Athletics announced Wednesday.The forward was named second-team All-Big East last season in the Orange’s final season in the conference. Fair will now help guide Syracuse into the Atlantic Coast Conference.“After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I decided another year at Syracuse was best for me,” Fair said in a press release.Fair led Syracuse in scoring and rebounding during his junior season, averaging 14.5 points and seven rebounds per game. The forward was projected as a borderline first-round pick in June’s NBA Draft. It has been reported Fair would only leave if he had a first-round guarantee.Former Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams declared for the draft earlier this month, and former SU forward James Southerland is also expected to be drafted. Carter-Williams is considered a borderline lottery pick, while Southerland will likely be selected in the second round.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange ranked highly in several early preseason 2013-14 college basketball rankings, including No. 11 in CBS Sports’ rankings, banking on Fair’s return and the continued development of younger players like small forward Jerami Grant.Said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim in the release: “This is great news for our basketball program and for C.J.” Commentslast_img read more

Stars Group revises 2019 guidance citing enlargement responsibilities

first_img Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has revised its full-year guidance after citing a number of market headwinds.Publishing its interim H1 2019 trading update (period ending 30 June), the Stars Group has adjusted its 2019 revenue guidance to $2.5-2.58 billion mark (previous form $2.6-2.76 billion) and reduced its EBITDA guidance to $905-930 million, having previously held a 2019 earnings target of $960-to-$1 billion.The company details that its revised guidance reflects a number of realities facing market incumbents, with the firm’s H1 2019 trading impacted by negative exchange rate currency fluctuations, a ‘historical low betting win margin’ affecting its UK business division and slower than expected recoveries within certain disrupted markets.It also revealed that trading to date has been impacted by circa $15 million in negative foreign exchange fluctuations, while further 2019 earnings factors include setting aside $40 million funding for its US joint-venture FOX Bet – a proposition seeking to dominate the digital wagering services for the US market.Despite its guidance revision, the Stars Group governance maintains that the company has progressed well in its enlargement and diversification strategy.Absorbing the UK assets of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet), the Stars Group details H1 2019 consolidated revenues of $1.2 billion (H1 2018: $804m), helping the firm secure a period group adjusted EBITDA of $430 million (H1 2018: $343m).Nevertheless, a breakdown of performance sees the Stars Group’s flagship PokerStars brand record period declines across the board with revenues down to $662 million (H1 2018: $732m) and EBITDA of $300 million (H1 2018: $350 million).In its trading statement, the Stars Group governance discloses that Sky Betting and Gaming assets have contributed a period adjusted EBITDA of $142 million, against no comparative record.Closing its H1 2019 accounts, the group declares operating profits of $155 million (H1 2018: $115m).“2019 has been and remains a year of integration, execution and debt reduction,” said Chief Executive Rafi Ashkenazi. “We are committed to those key strategic priorities for the rest of the year while we also build our foundation and momentum to become a market leader in the U.S.“We are confident that the actions we have taken over the last year, and are pursuing now, including to reassess our fixed cost base, put us in a strong position to deliver our mid-term growth targets from the end of 2019.”The Stars Group – H1 2019 Performance Overview Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Related Articles PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Sharelast_img read more