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  2. whoismakoto

    FIFA World Cup Players

    Do you this is a credible source? https://www.kicker.de/radivoje-ognjanovic/spieler.amp
  3. Gooseberry Crumble

    Death Anniversary Thread

    Another excellent detailed post ! @Drewsky1211 I enjoy reading your posts on this thread.
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  5. Drewsky1211

    Death Anniversary Thread

    Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison died on this day 143 years ago, aged 73. Garrison began working for antislavery papers as a teen. In 1831, he founded his own newspaper, The Liberator. Garrison also championed for women's rights, and The Liberator became the leading publication for said movement in the 1840s. In 1854, Garrison infamously burned a copy of the US Constitution. The next year, his fellow abolitionist Frederick Douglass disassociated himself with him, as he viewed some points of the Constitution could be used to argue against slavery- they reconciled in 1873. The state of Georgia put a bounty on his head for this. After the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870, Garrison ceased publishing The Liberator, and left his positions in antislavery organizations- the issue was over. He would continue supporting African-American and female rights until his death from renal failure. While Garrison was indeed noble in the fight against slavery and the suffrage movement, he was also a rabid anti-Semite. He believed that the scattering of Jews out of Israel was a justified punishment for the crucifixion of Jesus, and called the pro-slavery sheriff Mordecai Noah a "Shylock" (after the main character of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, who was a Jewish stereotype) and claimed he was a direct descendent of the people who nailed Jesus to the cross.
  6. Drewsky1211

    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Stanley Baxter, #35 on the list, is 96.
  7. Youth in Asia

    Dead Pop Stars

    Vangelis died???? How did I miss that. One of the true greats. I particularly liked his team-up with Jon Anderson
  8. MariNisia

    20/20 + 2

    @Bibliogryphon... my candidate Pamela Sharples is dead. The announcement of her death was today but she died on 19th May, two days before the death of @arghton's pick. I don't like to win a point this way... it just doesn't seem right. I have replaced Pamela Sharples. The round continues. Thank you for your understanding.
  9. Gooseberry Crumble

    The Happy Birthday Thread

    American singer Patti Labelle, whose most famous song is the very cheesy pop song Lady Marmalade turns 78 today.
  10. msc

    Political Frailty

    She was also the widow of Richard Sharples, the British governor of Bermuda who was assassinated in the 70s.
  11. Ulitzer95

    Political Frailty

    Telegraph death notice for Baroness Pamela Sharples (wiki) who has died aged 99. Means that there are now no former female MPs or peers who are older than the Queen. It also leaves the Queen as the last female establishment figure who served in WWII. Sharples was a tough old cookie and I thought she may have seen 100. Drove lorries during WWII, still drinking champers and playing golf at 91. In her late 80s she took a swing at a cyclist who nearly ran her over. Aged 90 she survived pneumonia after being hospitalised for 6 weeks (including 3 days in intensive care). Quite the character. They don't make them like that anymore! Just 10 WWII vets remaining from Parliament and the monarchy.
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  13. Hell

    Death Anniversary Thread

    American business magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller died on this day 85 years ago, aged 97. American author, designer and illustrator of children’s books Eric Carle died on this day a year ago, aged 91. English actor Roger Moore died on this day 5 years ago, aged 89. American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and the study of partial different equations John Forbes Nash Jr. died on this day 7 years ago, aged 86.
  14. maryportfuncity

    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Posted elsewhere on the DL but, q/o for Dervla Murphy - unique pick for The Sick-Bed of Cuchulainn in Theme Team League Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61555159
  15. maryportfuncity

    People I Was Surprised To Find Are Still Alive

    She was likely useful where engineering skills were required to extract minerals from the ground. But I take your point!
  16. maryportfuncity

    People I Was Surprised To Find Are Still Alive

    Not picked by me, mind - BBC obit, points nailed on: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61555159
  17. maryportfuncity

    Dead Pop Stars

    Re that 2nd Telefis album, I've seen stuff about that. I got the impression there was an album's worth recorded and it just needed finishing - hopefully it'll still get a release if that's the case.
  18. Genfærd

    Putin vs Xi

    Winnie the Pooh
  19. Gooseberry Crumble

    Death Anniversary Thread

    On this day in 1994 peer in the House of Baroness Joan Vickers died aged 86. She was originally a member of the national Liberal party which had broken away from the Liberal party. The National Liberal party ceased to exist in 1968 after years of local pacts at the general election with the conservative were there was agreement in some seats not to stand against each other - resulting in a final formal merger between the two parties. Her family background was very well-known connected, her father being a stockbroker who counted King Edward VII as one of his clients. Joan was also presented to the Royal Court by the wife of Winston Churchill- although Winston himself told Joan when she revealed to him that she wanted to go into politics that he did not approve of women going into politics and didn't think it was a good idea . He did however advise her to wear a pretty hat and join the London County Council. So in 1936 she was elected a member of the Ladies Grand council of the Primrose league and in 1937 she was elected to London County council representing the district of Norwood. She was the only female member of the National Liberal Party to represent them nationally. In 1955 she was elected as the MP for Plymouth Devonport defeating the future leader of the Labour Party Michael Foot by around just 100 votes. She left the house of commons in 1974 after losing to the labour candidate and future SDP breakaway rebel David Owen in the general election . She was subsequently made a house of lords peer in 1975. She never became a government minister largely many think because she had a history of voting by conscience on many issues rather than the party line.
  20. arghton


    Indian Tamil filmmaker T. Rajendar hospitalised. https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/tamil/actor-filmmaker-t-rajendar-hospitalised-7932502/ Lots of different information on this around, some articles say that he had a cardiac arrest, possibly will have a heart surgery later after he's flown to the US or Singapore. What is known is that he's been in hospital for a few days (four?) now.
  21. ladyfiona

    Reality TV

    Adele Roberts of Big Brother fame who has bowel cancer and currently having chemo. She also has a stoma bag:
  22. Gooseberry Crumble

    (Return Of) The Celebrity Split List

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10846169/Liam-Payne-SPLITS-fianc-e-Maya-Henry-photos-mystery-woman-emerge.html Singer Liam Payne has split from his fiance model Maya Henry after being photographed looking intimate with another woman, according to numerous media reports.
  23. msc

    12. Queen Elizabeth II

    Now I have images of her using the buggy to run over Tory ministers. "Oops, excuse one, one is old and frail. Hehehe!"
  24. Grande Pablo

    Dead Pop Stars

    Absolutely gutted. CC is one of my ultimate heroes & had the pleasure in seeing him many times. in recent interviews promoting his recent work he’s alluded to ‘changes’ in the last couple of years but was still talking about new releases included a 2nd Telefis album & possible tours. A major talent gone far, far too young. Viva Dead Ponies.
  25. RoverAndOut

    12. Queen Elizabeth II

    According to the BBC article, she has been seen in a buggy twice before, back in 2013 and 2011, so it's not an entirely novel experience. Quite possibly one we'll see more often when out and about. But good luck getting it into Westminster Abbey.
  26. RoverAndOut

    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    Just done some calculating and I don't think it's that horrific, bar bringing another player to 1 away. It makes no difference to @Toast, who's waiting for an Olympian, and I don't think @Perhaps has enough to take any picks from either me or @BuffaloPhil. They have 6 hits and no uniques. Phil has 7 hits and 1 unique, I have 8 hits and 2 uniques. So Hattersley stays with me, Morris and Rodgers stay with Phil and Perhaps can win if either John Nott or Peter Brooke peg it. Of course, if 1 of Perhaps' 2 uniques were to die next, then that would tie him up with Phil and we'd be back in tie breaker split mode! This is great, it reminds me of Round 1, when the winning picks just kept mounting up!
  27. arghton

    Pope Benedict XVI

    Reading birthday greetings, picture apparently taken around a week or two ago (https://www.benedictusxvi.com/congratulations)
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