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    I take it for tumers.

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    LD takes turmeric for his oral flatulence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    I take it for turmers
    ...ftfy...

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    Amos Oz, acclaimed Israeli author has died of cancer at the age of 79.




    Amos Oz, the leading Israeli author and a prominent advocate for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, has died of cancer at the age of 79.

    His most acclaimed works included the best-selling 2002 autobiographical novel A Tale of Love and Darkness. It was adapted for the big screen in 2015, directed by Natalie Portman.

    The news of his death was announced by his daughter, historian Fania Oz-Salzberger. "My beloved father passed away from cancer, just now, after a rapid deterioration, when he was sleeping at peace, surrounded by the people who love him," she wrote on Twitter.

    "Please respect our privacy. I will not be able to comment. Thank you to those who loved him."

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    joint pain....tennis elbow.
    Might be person specific. I have a couple of mates who take it for dodgy runners knee. They claim it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    Let's keep this to 2007 obituaries.
    Or those who keep track of time.

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    Norman Gimbel, Famed Oscar- and Grammy-Winning Lyricist, Dies at 91

    He wrote "Killing Me Softly With His Song" and "I Got a Name," hits for Roberta Flack and Jim Croce, respectively, words to "The Girl From Ipanema" and the theme to 'Happy Days.'
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...was-91-1171780

    (Didn't they forget Sway? - perhaps the singer not very known in Holly Wood?)


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    Dame June Whitfield.

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    ^ How sad, one of those that you think is going to go on forever.

    Always enjoyed, always reminded me of my own mum.

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    Yes, RIP June. She was always lovely.

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    ...She also had a few of the best lines in AbFab...

    Edina: Inside this fat body is a thin person trying to get out!!
    Mother: Just the one, dear?

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    Dr Hook's Ray Sawyer dies aged 81



    Ray Sawyer - the eye-patch wearing singer with Dr Hook & the Medicine Show in the 1970s - has died, aged 81.

    His wife Linda said Sawyer died "peacefully in his sleep", adding that her "heart is broken."

    The band is best known for the song When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman, which was a number one hit in the UK in 1979.

    Sawyer joined Dr Hook in 1969, two years after he lost an eye in a car accident.

    Despite not being the lead singer, his eye patch - and cowboy hat - meant he was the most easily recognised.

    But Sawyer, who was born in Chickasaw, Alabama, in 1937, did take lead vocals on one early hit, 1972's Cover of the Rolling Stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    did take lead vocals on one early hit, 1972's Cover of the Rolling Stone.

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    Captain & Tennille’s Daryl Dragon dead at 76

    Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing “Captain” of “Captain & Tennille” who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on easy listening hits “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Muskrat Love,” has died aged 76.
    Dragon died of renal failure at a hospice in Prescott, Arizona, according to spokesman Harlan Boll.
    Tennille was by his side.



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    Please don't post Muskrat Love...I beg you.

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    Super Dave RIP

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    Bob Einstein Dies: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor Who Also Played Super Dave Osborne Was 76

    Bob Einstein, a two-time Emmy winner who has recurred on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm since its launch and created the wacky Super Dave Osborne character, died today in Indian Wells, CA. He was 76 and recently had been diagnosed with cancer.


    Best known to today’s viewers for playing the serious, often surly but always hilarious Marty Funkhouser on Curb, Einstein was a foil for its creator-star Larry David. He appeared in nearly two dozen episodes of the series dating from 2004 to the most recent season. HBO said he was scheduled to appear in the upcoming 10th season of Curb but was too ill.


    Einstein’s younger brother, actor-director Albert Brooks, tweeted today, “R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever.”

    MORE https://deadline.com/2019/01/bob-ein...rs-1202527938/

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    Dean Ford, the frontman with Scottish guitar-pop group Marmalade, has died aged 72.


    His daughter announced the news on Facebook, writing that Ford was “an amazing man, a gentle soul, extremely talented musician and a great father and Pop Pop to his only grandchild Connor … His music was his life and will now be his legacy for ever.”

    Ford, whose real name was Thomas McAleese, grew up in Airdrie and formed his first band, the Tonebeats, aged 13 before joining local band the Cravats aged 16. He went on to front Dean Ford and the Gaylords, who became established in the nascent “swinging London” scene of the mid-60s, before changing their name to Marmalade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...or: he could continue to follow sound medical advice from a doctor...
    Had a friend with stage 4 mesothelioma. His ex wife was hooked up with some guy who sold superfoods. She gave him these concoctions of concentrated "cancer killing" natural superfoods. They smelt awful and according to my friend tasted worse. After consuming this shite everyday for 3 months he died. These products usually come under the banner of "what doctors and pharma companies dont want you to know" just the modern day equivalent of snake oil salesman... and saleswomen (for the delighted -to- be- offended).

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^ Funkhouser is no more.
    Funkhouser meets Seinfeld

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    DEP.....Juan Valdez



    The coffee farmer who for more than three decades embodied the heart and soul of Colombian coffee with his portrayal of Juan Valdez, Carlos Sánchez Jaramillo of Medellín, has died at age 83.

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    Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89

    One of the world's foremost mathematicians, Prof Sir Michael Atiyah, has died at the age of 89.


    Sir Michael, who worked at Cambridge University before he retired, made outstanding contributions to geometry and topology.


    Sir Michael was a recipient of the highest honour in mathematics, a Fields Medal. He died on Friday. His brother Joe told BBC News he had been one of the most important mathematicians of the 20th Century.

    "He has been described to me by more than one professor of mathematics as the best mathematician in this country since Sir Isaac Newton," Mr Atiyah said.


    'True internationalist'

    Sir Michael was also a former president of the Royal Society, which is one of the highest honours a UK scientist can receive. Prof Venki Ramakrishnan, the Royal Society's current president, described him as a "great mathematician". "Sir Michael Atiyah was also a wonderful person who, as president of the Royal Society, showed that he was a true internationalist and a fervent supporter for investing in talent," he added.


    Sir Michael was best known for his co-development of a branch of mathematics called topological K-theory and the Atiyah-Singer index theorem. His research also involved deep insights relating to mathematical concepts known as "vector bundles".


    'Greatly missed'

    His work in these areas has helped theoretical physicists to advance their understanding of quantum field theory and general relativity.


    He was also an occasional poet - a talent which was highlighted by Prof Robbert Dijkgraaf, the director of the Institute of Advanced Studies in New Jersey, where Sir Michael once worked on the research centre's website.


    "Sir Michael Atiyah was a dear mentor, friend, and role model, unmatched in intellect and energy," he said.


    "His legacy in mathematics and physics will last forever. His passing is a terrible loss, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family.


    "He will be greatly missed by friends and colleagues around the world."

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    The original FIFA crook who taught Blatter everything he knows about trousering cash.

    João Havelange, Who Built and Ruled World Soccer With Firm Hand, Dies at 100




    João Havelange, the Brazilian businessman who built soccer into a multibillion-dollar international enterprise over his 24 years as the autocratic head of the sport’s world governing body but who was later implicated in a scandal involving millions of dollars in kickbacks, died on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro. He was 100.


    Soccer’s world governing body, known by the acronym FIFA, after its French name, confirmed his death, at Samaritano Hospital in Rio. He had been hospitalized several times in recent years and was treated for pneumonia last month.


    When he was elected in 1974 as FIFA’s first non-European president, the organization, based in Zurich, had existed for 70 years. It had a modest-size staff, however, and meager funds with which to preside over the World Cup, a prodigious undertaking held every four years.


    When Mr. Havelange completed his sixth and final term in 1998, he estimated that FIFA had $4 billion in its treasury and that international soccer had become a $250-billion-a-year international industry.


    Mr. Havelange was also the longest-serving member of the International Olympic Committee when he resigned in December 2011 after 48 years, citing health reasons. He departed shortly before the I.O.C.’s executive board was scheduled to issue findings on reports by the BBC that Mr. Havelange had taken a large kickback from a World Cup marketing firm based in Switzerland when he was nearing the end of his final term as FIFA president.


    Mr. Havelange could have been suspended or expelled from the I.O.C. if it had substantiated the charges, but the case against him, investigated by the I.O.C.’s ethics committee, was closed on his resignation.


    In July 2012, a report by a Swiss prosecutor that had been kept secret for two years was released. The prosecutor found that Mr. Havelange had received about $1 million in 1997 from the Swiss company ISL in connection with its being awarded World Cup marketing and broadcast rights. The firm had collapsed in 2001, leading to a criminal investigation.


    The prosecutor also found that Ricardo Teixeira, Mr. Havelange’s son-in-law at the time, had received at least $13 million in kickbacks from ISL in the 1990s. Mr. Teixeira resigned in March 2012 as head of Brazil’s soccer federation and of the organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup, which was held in Brazil, and gave up his FIFA executive committee position, citing health and personal considerations.


    FIFA, Mr. Havelange and Mr. Teixeira had reached a settlement in 2010 to end the Swiss criminal investigation by making partial restitution. The settlement stipulated that neither man would be identified in connection with the case, but the text of the report was released after Switzerland’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of journalists challenging its suppression.


    Mr. Havelange’s wife, Anna Maria, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in May 2015 that her husband was innocent of any crimes.


    “He loved what he did, was a fantastic administrator who raised FIFA up from nothing,” she said.


    In what was virtually one-man rule over FIFA, Mr. Havelange garnered immense revenue for soccer from worldwide television rights and corporate sponsorships, turning the world’s most popular sport into an economic powerhouse.


    Mr. Havelange doubled the number of nations participating in the World Cup, introduced a Women’s World Cup and won a spot for women’s soccer in the Olympics.


    At a party in 1998, when he was about to step down as FIFA’s ruler, Mr. Havelange was asked whether he considered himself the world’s most powerful man.


    “I’ve been to Russia twice, invited by President Yeltsin,” Time magazine quoted him as saying, referring to Boris N. Yeltsin, the Russian leader at the time. “In Italy, I saw Pope John Paul II three times. When I go to Saudi Arabia, King Fahd welcomes me in splendid fashion. Do you think a head of state will spare that much time for just anyone? That’s respect. They’ve got their power, and I’ve got mine: the power of football, which is the greatest power there is.”


    Jean-Marie Faustin Godefroid de Havelange was born on May 8, 1916, in Rio de Janeiro, the son of a Belgian-born businessman. He was a member of the Brazilian swim team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, obtained a law degree and then grew wealthy with business interests that included senior positions with insurance, steel and transport companies. He returned to the Olympics at the 1952 Helsinki Games as a water polo player.


    Mr. Havelange joined the Brazilian Olympic Committee in 1955 and became the president of the Brazilian Sports Confederation, now known as the Brazilian Football Confederation, which governed the nation’s soccer programs. He ran the confederation from 1958 until 1973, a period in which Brazil won three World Cups.


    He was elected to FIFA’s presidency by defeating Sir Stanley Rous of Britain, by which time the demise of colonialism had vastly expanded the number of African and Asian countries in the organization. Mr. Havelange won major support from those regions and FIFA’s many small countries in the one-country, one-vote election and rewarded them with FIFA financing for their national soccer organizations. At the same time, he began reshaping the World Cup field beyond its familiar European and South American domination, expanding it from 16 nations to 24 in 1982, and then to 32 in 1998.


    A crowning triumph for Mr. Havelange’s commercial ambitions came when FIFA held the World Cup in the United States in 1994.


    “The only hole in his marketing and television plan was the United States, and he filled it by coming here,” Harvey Schiller told The Washington Post in June 1994, when he was the executive director of the United States Olympic Committee.


    Mr. Havelange had flaunted his power the previous December when he took revenge on Pelé, soccer’s most famous athlete and its most recognizable figure in the United States. He barred Pelé from the 1994 Cup’s draw ceremonies in Las Vegas after Pelé had leveled corruption accusations against the Brazilian soccer governing body, run by Mr. Teixeira.


    “In the fearsome battle between the Swiss and the French for the rights to host the 1998 World Cup, the Swiss football federation nominated Havelange for the Nobel Peace Prize,” David Goldblatt wrote in his book “The Ball Is Round” (2006). “The standing ovation which followed the announcement would have shamed Khrushchev.” (The French nonetheless won the right to host the 1998 Cup.)


    When Mr. Havelange stepped down as FIFA president in 1998, his imprint carried on. He was named FIFA’s honorary president for life. His longtime aide Sepp Blatter, the Swiss businessman and lawyer who had been the association’s secretary general, succeeded him.


    Mr. Blatter was suspended from FIFA for eight years by its ethics committee in December 2015, six months after he had secured a fifth term. The ban stemmed from his $2 million off-the-books payment in 2011 to a top FIFA official, Michel Platini, who had hoped to defeat Mr. Blatter in his bid for a fourth term that year but who dropped out of that race. Mr. Platini also received an eight-year ban. The length of both bans was later reduced by a FIFA appeals panel.


    Mr. Havelange resigned from his FIFA honorary presidency in April 2013 after a report issued by a FIFA ethics court judge said that Mr. Havelange’s conduct had been “morally and ethically reproachable” because of the ISL bribes.


    Mr. Blatter was cleared of criminal or ethical wrongdoing in the ISL matter, but he was accused of knowing about the bribes and of “clumsy” conduct.


    Some 30 current and former soccer and marketing officials, among them Mr. Teixeira, were indicted in 2015 on corruption charges as a result of investigations by the Swiss and United States authorities. That year, some of the individuals were arrested during raids in May and December in Zurich. The charges included racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering.


    Mr. Blatter was not criminally charged in connection with those inquiries. But in June 2015, he said he would voluntarily give up his FIFA presidency. While maintaining that he had not done anything wrong, he called for a special election to choose his successor so that immediate reform could be instituted. Gianni Infantino of Switzerland, a member of FIFA’s reform committee, was elected to succeed him in February 2016.


    In addition to his wife, Mr. Havelange’s survivors include a daughter, Lucia, who was married to Mr. Teixeira for many years before their divorce in 1997; two grandsons; and a granddaughter, according to The Guardian, a British newspaper.


    Mr. Havelange’s reputation may have been in tatters in his later years, but the stadium in Rio for the track and field events at the 2016 Summer Olympics, built in 2007, was formally named João Havelange Olympic Stadium. Organizing officials for the Games decided, however, to refer to it simply as “the Olympic Stadium.”


    Mr. Havelange invariably had the last word within FIFA, even when it did not have to be uttered. That was the case in 1995 when he was criticized for visiting Nigeria at the same time that a prominent dissident there, Ken Saro-Wiwa, was about to be executed.


    “I don’t want to make any comparisons with the pope, but he is also criticized from time to time, and his reply is silence,” Mr. Havelange was quoted as saying. “I am, too, sometimes criticized, so explanations about such matters are superfluous.”


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