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Postby CielOnTap on Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:49 am

Electronic dance music fans, friends and family of Avicii are mourning his passing. He was 28 years old and had experienced health issues some years ago, although a cause of death was not indicated.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/obituaries/avicii-dead.html
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Postby fishandchips on Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:58 pm

Random find but it's worthy to point out to everyone who uses computers, tablets and smartphones: a scientist helped make it possible for smaller memory storage devices that power our Internet and downloading needs. Peter Grunberg passed away at age 78.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/technology/science/article-nobel-laureate-peter-grunberg-made-tablets-smartphones-possible/
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Postby CielOnTap on Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:26 pm

Last week saw the passings of Kate Spade, noted handbag and accessories designer, and Anthony Bourdain, chef/writer/tv personality, by suicide. Their deaths are mourned.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/06/us/kate-spade-husband-statement/index.html
https://pagesix.com/2018/06/10/anthony-bourdains-body-stuck-in-france/
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Postby CielOnTap on Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:39 pm

Sergio Marchionne, recently head of Chrysler but replaced on the weekend due to health reasons, has passed away. He was 66 and considered instrumental in restoring Chrysler after its bankruptcy.

https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/autos/sergio-marchionne-who-saved-fiat-and-chrysler-has-died
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Postby CielOnTap on Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:57 pm

Kate McInturff, senior researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, died on July 27 at the age of 49. I came across a retrospective of her career by Macleans through a tweet I saw posted on Twitter. Ms. McInturff had a knack with big data and used that talent to convey reasons why women in Canada needed more investment.

In September 2017, during her presentation before the Standing Committee on Finance’s pre-budget consultations, policy analyst Kate McInturff went public for the first time with the fact she’d been undergoing cancer treatment for three years (video here). The prognosis was not good, the senior researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, an independent Ottawa-based think tank, revealed. “I don’t know how many more budgets I have to look forward to,” she said, before lightening the mood with humour. “I know this isn’t the Make a Wish committee,” she said. “But if I can convince you to take one action to make one change that has the power to change lives and indeed to save lives while I still have the energy to harass you, it is this: invest in women’s organizations.

https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/kate-mcinturffs-superpower-wielding-her-love-of-big-data-for-gender-equality/
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Postby Speak-Ez on Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:09 pm

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I suppose there are a lot of Net Citizens out there that are not too familiar with the days of past when such activism as this lady engaged in was considered very brave. It would be nice if you never had to face such like she did. Or others like her. But that is a bit of a dream, as governments seem to sometimes get heavy-handed.

And there are other causes that require bravery to stand up to.

Here is an example of such bravery, even if it was a fair bit back in time.

Lyudmila Alexeyeva: Russian human rights activist dies aged 91

Ms Alexeyeva became a fierce human rights advocate in 1950s Soviet Union, went into exile and returned to continue her work in modern Russia.

In 1968, her activism saw her expelled from the Communist Party and fired from her job at the time.

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