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« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2020, 09:28:15 am »

June Dally-Watkins, Miss Manners to an entire nation. Age 92.
One of Australia's most accomplished businesswomen, many women were trained in etiquette and deportment at her school, and later modelling and business.

Beat me to it, chironex!
.... started Australia's first model agency and modelling school and later established a Business Finishing College.She was later a public proponent of etiquette and elocution, and frequently commented on those topics in the media.
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« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2020, 09:15:35 pm »

Katherine Johnson: Hidden Figures Nasa mathematician dies at 101
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« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2020, 06:09:27 pm »

Freeman John Dyson FRS (15 December 1923 – 28 February 2020), English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician,  known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering, and originator of the concept of the Dyson Sphere.
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By the power of caffeine do I set my mind in motion
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« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2020, 09:29:53 pm »

Freeman John Dyson FRS (15 December 1923 – 28 February 2020), English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician,  known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering, and originator of the concept of the Dyson Sphere.

Must be something in the field of mathematics and physics (and archaeology) - quite a few live to a grand age!

Arthur ApSimon - (1927–2019) He was 91. Like Isobel Smith, Arthur was research assistant to Gordon Childe in London. He went to Queen’s University Belfast, then to the new Department of Archaeology in Southampton.
A bit late, but I only heard about his passing just recently
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« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2020, 07:24:01 pm »

We've lost James Lipton:

https://www.tmz.com/2020/03/02/inside-the-actors-studio-james-lipton-dead-dies-age-93/?fbclid=IwAR2rmFaioXvS8LO-iK8AtrSrHJBiWZBoh95rA8hheyAZ3xfY40VU9trofSo

Probably best known in the industry as an instructor at The Actor's Studio. Outside the industry, but known as the host of the Inside the Actor's Studio interview show.
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« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2020, 08:53:27 am »

June Dally-Watkins, Miss Manners to an entire nation. Age 92.
One of Australia's most accomplished businesswomen, many women were trained in etiquette and deportment at her school, and later modelling and business.

Beat me to it, chironex!
.... started Australia's first model agency and modelling school and later established a Business Finishing College.She was later a public proponent of etiquette and elocution, and frequently commented on those topics in the media.

 There a branch or 2 here in NZ . It was big in the 80s. I knew a few young ladies  who attended  classes during school holidays. 
Theyy all got portfolios at the end of the course it was a great encouragement to the tall girls . A couple of them went on to do a little modeling work.
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« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2020, 01:17:56 pm »

Max Von Sydow: Actor dies aged 90.
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« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2020, 03:16:59 am »

Throbbing Gristle's Genesis P-Orridge dies aged 70
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« Reply #58 on: March 16, 2020, 12:40:24 pm »

Roy Hudd Comedy Gold and actor age 83
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51906543?fbclid=IwAR3xE1FZqUV3ng5_RnZycpWK7h9O2vNM-XtSGF7i3qkG7uABxpGRx-SNdl0.
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« Reply #59 on: March 16, 2020, 06:49:01 pm »


"The News Huddlines"  Grin
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« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2020, 11:58:38 pm »

On March 17, Valentina Gagarina, the wife of the world's first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, died .




On March 17, Russian writer, poet, publicist, and revolutionary Eduard Limonov died. He was 77 years old.

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Sorry for the errors, rudeness and stupidity. It's not me, this online translator. Really convenient?
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« Reply #61 on: March 20, 2020, 09:15:38 am »

Elinor Catherine Hamlin, AC, MBBS, FRCS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG (née Nicholson; 24 January 1924 – 18 March 2020), was an Australian obstetrician and gynaecologist who, with her husband, New Zealander Reginald Hamlin, co-founded the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, the world's only medical centre dedicated exclusively to providing free obstetric fistula repair surgery to poor women suffering from childbirth injuries. They also co-founded an associated non-profit organisation, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

Hamlin has been recognised by the United Nations agency UNFPA as a pioneer in fistula surgery for her development of techniques and procedures for obstetric fistula treatment. The Hamlins, together with the hospital staff, have treated more than 60,000 women to date for obstetric fistula She died in Addis Ababa on 18 March 2020, aged 96
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« Reply #62 on: March 21, 2020, 10:22:04 am »

Kenny Rogers, age 81. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51986611?fbclid=IwAR1GWNvRIKMiwQpj30_MBgJdfaG7WsPJ9RAHfp_vmALreY1EPdtSq-hXGTU

Didn't know he was an actor as well, but apparently he did it several times.
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« Reply #63 on: March 24, 2020, 12:23:21 pm »

Albert Uderzo: Asterix co-creator and illustrator dies aged 92

Manu Dibango, Cameroon jazz-funk star, dies aged 86 of coronavirus
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« Reply #64 on: March 26, 2020, 04:50:32 am »

Stuart Gordon
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« Reply #65 on: March 27, 2020, 12:09:53 am »

Actor Mark Blum.
https://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/celebrity/crocodile-dundee-star-mark-blum-dies-at-69-from-complications-due-to-coronavirus/ar-BB11KZjT?li=AAgfYrC&ocid=mailsignout
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« Reply #66 on: April 01, 2020, 08:17:58 pm »

Boris Zavgorodny died that night...

Boris Zavgorodny (Volgograd, Russia) is a Russian writer, fan movement activist, and journalist. During his life, Boris Zavgorodny changed many professions: he was a Turner, sharpener, cinnabar maker, janitor, tour guide, waiter, plumber, literary agent, Shuttle merchant, and even a publisher.

Known around the world as "Soviet fan #1" (since the first of the Russian fans of science fiction was in the international directory "Fandom Directory"). Permanent Chairman of the Volgograd KLF "Wind of time". One of the organizers of the "Great Ring" fan award. Participated in the publication of many fanzines, including "Humpty Dumpty", which was recognized as the best fanzine in Europe at the end of "EuroCon-2006".

Organized a fandom of Volgograd, visited almost all the conventions of Russia and visited the conventions of Bulgaria, Hungary, and San Marino. Held in 1991 "Volgakon", one of the most famous conventions of our country.

Winner of the "Small wanderer" award -1994 as "a man-legend of Russian fandom". Winner of the "Star of fandom" prize.

As a publisher, he released several short-run book series, which saw the light of the debut books of young Russian science fiction writers, as well as the anthology "Cyberpunk on the Volga" (stories by Bruce Sterling and Paul Di Filippo). In 1995, he was the Executive Secretary of the literary award "wanderer", awarded at the Congress of science Fiction writers of Russia.

In 2000, Boris Zavgorodny co-authored with Sergey Zaitsev a fantastic novel "rosy square, original".

In 2002, a book about Boris Zavgorodny was published — "And this is all about him..."(comp. S. Melikhova).
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« Reply #67 on: April 01, 2020, 08:36:44 pm »

Boris Zavgorodny died that night...

...
In 2000, Boris Zavgorodny co-authored with Sergey Zaitsev a fantastic novel "rosy square, original".
Your translator seems to have mangled the title. What was it in Russian?
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« Reply #68 on: April 01, 2020, 09:59:41 pm »

Boris Zavgorodny died that night...

...
In 2000, Boris Zavgorodny co-authored with Sergey Zaitsev a fantastic novel "rosy square, original".
Your translator seems to have mangled the title. What was it in Russian?

Рось квадратная, изначальная.

Рось  - one of the variants of the name of ancient Russia
квадратная - square
изначальная - primordial, there is a stable combination of  primordial Russia, about the most ancient times of Russia.
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« Reply #69 on: April 02, 2020, 12:26:05 am »

Boris Zavgorodny died that night...

...
In 2000, Boris Zavgorodny co-authored with Sergey Zaitsev a fantastic novel "rosy square, original".
Your translator seems to have mangled the title. What was it in Russian?

Рось квадратная, изначальная.

Рось  - one of the variants of the name of ancient Russia
квадратная - square
изначальная - primordial, there is a stable combination of  primordial Russia, about the most ancient times of Russia.
Maybe something like "The Original Red Square"? (Red Square is the English name for the parade square in front of the Kremlin.)
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« Reply #70 on: April 02, 2020, 09:35:41 am »

No. 

Rosh Primary, this is a reference to very ancient times. Slavic tribes, the first princes.

There is a film based on a historical novel - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_Russia. in the original "Rush Primary" (as far as I know the transliteration, there is a soft s at the end).

In the book Rosh, one of the variants, and in Russian it is consonant with the dew.

Well, in a square, just square. This square inserted in the middle of the name gives the name a mystery.
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« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2020, 11:54:47 pm »

Dr William Frankland, immunologist behind pollen count, dies aged 108

Lean On Me singer Bill Withers dies at 81
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« Reply #72 on: April 06, 2020, 05:27:38 pm »

James Bond actress Honor Blackman dies aged 94
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« Reply #73 on: April 06, 2020, 10:39:01 pm »


"The Avengers" will never be the same.
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« Reply #74 on: April 06, 2020, 11:09:45 pm »


By the time I discovered "The Avengers" Diana Rigg had already replaced Honor Blackman.
So, for me, there is no one else who ever was, or could be, Steed's partner.
When I later saw the re-run episodes with Honor Blackman I couldn't get used to that.
And when Diana Rigg left the series, I stopped watching it.
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