Bobby “Slick” Leonard, Indiana basketball legend, dies at 88

first_img Twitter Bobby “Slick” Leonard, Indiana basketball legend, dies at 88 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleCommunity tip leads to arrest by SBPDNext articleSouth Bend high school teams to honor Jackie Robinson Tommie Lee Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend MarketSports (Photo supplied/Indiana Pacers) An Indiana basketball legend has passed away.Bobby “Slick” Leonard was the coach of the Pacers from 1968 to 1980, and spent years after that as a radio color commentator for the team.He died at his home in Carmel on Tuesday.Leonard was a Naismith Hall of Famer who led the Pacers to three ABA championships in the early 1970s before the team joined the NBA. As a player he scored the winning shot for Indiana in the 1953 NCAA Tournament and played in the NBA before becoming one of its youngest coaches ever.“Slick” was 88. Tommie Lee MNC News. Pinterest Google+ By Tommie Lee – April 13, 2021 0 135 Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Film-Ocean Beefs Up ROV Fleet

first_imgEllon-based ROV services provider Film-Ocean has expanded its fleet of vehicles with the acquisition of its tenth Saab Seeye Falcon and a Quasar WROV from SMD.According to SMD, the delivery included a refurbished Quasar MkII Work Class ROV system (WROV), Tophat Tether Management System (TMS) and associated deck equipment,First sold in 2012 for use in the oil and gas market, this 3000-meter rated Quasar WROV has carried out multiple campaigns of work for its previous owner.SMD Services purchased this system for resale and have since refurbished the system; changing out now obsolete components and upgrading the hydraulics, enabling the system to operate as new 7 years after it was first delivered.Earlier this year, STAPEM Offshore acquired Film-Ocean with plans for growth in new and existing markets, with a particular focus on the offshore wind farm sector.Liam Forbes, Head of Delivery for SMD Services, said: “This has been a fantastic project to work on. By working closely with our new customer Film-Ocean, we have delivered a refurbished asset that will serve their operational needs for some time to come.”Mike Mackie, Film Ocean’s operations manager, said: “We have been working closely with SMD on this project for some time now. The Quasar MKII is a highly capable system and its introduction to our business further enhances our existing fleet and enables us to provide a wider range of services to better serve our customer’s requirements. In addition we have included a high specification Survey package and upgraded the entire system to Panolin Greenmarine environmentally friendly oils. We look forward to build on the excellent working relationship we have established with SMD.”last_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