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Bob Lafary, 65

first_imgRobert E. Lafary, Jr., 65, of Versailles passed away at 11:50pm, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at his home. He was born at the Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville on October 29, 1951 the son of Robert and Donna Jo Bonfer Lafary. He was married to Kris Ford on March 24, 1990 and she survives. Other survivors include his mother Donna Jo Lafary of Versailles; one son Rob Lafary of Versailles; two daughters Amy Jo Lafary of Champaign, Illinois, and Faith Renee Lafary of Versailles; one sister Lisa (Butch) Allee of Versailles;  nephews Dustin and Dane Allee, his niece Shannon (Allee) Benham and his great-nieces Emma, Allee, Ella, and Ava. He is also survived by numerous individuals who considered him a father figure or simply referred to him as “Uncle Bobby.” Mr. Lafary was a 1969 graduate of South Ripley High School and a 1971 graduate of Northwood University. Bob spent his career as a professional musician and more specifically a professional drummer. He founded his first band the Steppin Stones as a teenager and in recent years headed the Bob Lafary Trio, playing several venues in the tri-state area. Away from music, he previously managed numerous hotels and restaurants throughout Southern Indiana, is a former employee and coach in the South Ripley Community School Corporation and was a licensed IHSAA baseball and softball umpire. Bob was an inductee of the Southeast Indiana Musicians Hall of Fame and he also attended the Versailles Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 4th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the South Ripley Music Boosters to aid in their goal of purchasing new drums for the band or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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Cahill: Tipp minors left chasing All Ireland Final game

first_imgTommy Nolan hit the back of the Galway net late on and but it wasn’t enough as the Tribesmen held on to win the Irish Press cup.Afterwards Tipp manager Liam Cahill admitted they were chasing the game in the second half while Galway manager Jeffrey Lynskey felt Tipp tired in the second half. Galway ran out convincing 4-13 to 1-16 winners at the final whistle, despite a massive performance from the Premier County that saw the sides go into the dressing room at half time on level pegging. Tipp hitting ten first half points to Galway’s 1-7, Brian Concannon hitting the first goal for Galway.They added three more in the second half from Liam Forde, Cian Fahy and Michael Lynch.last_img read more

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Lighter JPJ Group focused on returning Jackpotjoy to growth

first_img Related Articles Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Flutter begins ‘new era’ by completing merger with Stars Group April 30, 2020 Share Share Submit Publishing its full-year 2018 results, the governance of London-listed JPJ Group declares that it has delivered record revenues and corporate earnings, ahead of its market consensus.Completing year-two as an LSE enterprise, JPJ records a 10% increase in group revenues to £319 million (FY2017: £289m), despite its flagship Jackpotjoy (UK) brand delivering a flat revenue performance of £216 millionWhilst Jackpotjoy adjusts to tougher UK regulatory demands, JPJ’s international unit led by Vera&John recorded a 42% revenue increase to £103 million (FY2017: £74m), with JPJ governance detailing strong organic growth in Scandinavian markets.Focusing on returning its home UK market to growth, JPJ governance details that in 2019 it will solely focus on Jackpotjoy performance, having disposed of its non-core social games division (transaction – £18m) and Mandalay Bingo assets (transaction – £18m to 888 Holdings).Supporting the group’s  UK realignment, JPJ’s fast growth Vera&John domain will advance its profile in new markets targeting growth in Germany, Asia and Brazil.Closing 2018 accounts, JPJ governance announces a 9% increase in EBITDA to £112 million (FY2017: £103m), with the LSE enterprise returning to profit, declaring a net income of £18 million (FY2017: -£70 million).Neil Goulden – JPJ GroupNeil Goulden, JPJ Executive Chairman, commented: “I am pleased with the progress we have made in 2018 as JPJ Group plc continued to deliver on its strategy. We have reported record revenue and adjusted EBITDA2, growing 10% and 9%, respectively, demonstrating the benefits of our diversified geographic footprint. Our continued strong organic cashflow generation has also enabled us to deleverage further, with net debt/EBITDA now at 2.68x. The Board is comfortable retaining the current significant cash on the balance sheet given the optionality which this confers.“The past 12 months also saw the Group achieve several important corporate milestones. In June 2018, we substantially completed the earn-out payments to Gamesys for the assets we acquired in 2015 and in July 2018, we moved to a premium listing on the Official List in London. We sold our social gaming business in August 2018 and this month, we announced we had completed the sale of Mandalay, allowing us to concentrate on a more focussed brand strategy in the UK.” StumbleUpon Gamesys maintains UK growth as Euro regulatory headwinds stall performance August 11, 2020last_img read more

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OFFICIAL: Baba Rahman is a Chelsea player

first_imgGhana international Abdul Baba Rahman has formally joined English champions Chelsea, after the club announced his signing on their website on Sunday.The 21-year-old left-back joins from German Bundesliga club Augsburg.”Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce we have reached an agreement with FC Augsburg for the transfer of Abdul Baba Rahman,” a statement on Chelsea website read.Rahman replaces Brazilian Filipe Luis, who was sold back to Atletico Madrid after just a season at Stamford Bridge, and he will be expected to deputise for, or fight for a starting place with, Spanish star Cesar Azpilicueta.The young defender made a name for himself in the Bundesliga after an impressive debut in the top-flight. He was an integral part of the Ghana team coached by former Chelsea boss, Avram Grant, that reached the final of the 2015 Nations Cup.”I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I can’t wait to train with my new team-mates and very much looking forward to working with them and Mr Mourinho,” Rahman told the website. “I am also looking forward to having the opportunity to meet the fans as soon as possible.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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