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5 hours ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Max Griggs, president of the R Griggs group - as in the owners of Dr Martens - dead. He also formed the football team Rushden and Diamonds, taking them from non-league obscurity to the professional ranks and then swiftly back down again.

Rushden & Diamonds only really started to implode after Griggs removed his support. He found out how expensive it was to have a vanity football club.

While it was still owned by Griggs the R&D ground hosted a conference I attended. During lunch everyone just stood and looked at the empty pitch

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From R&D FC twitter

 

AFC Rushden & Diamonds (@AFCRD) / Twitter

 

I support a non-league team and when Griggs took over he merged Rushden Town and Irthingborough Diamonds. He then bankrolled a meteoric rise through the pyramid and in a sense he was to blame (in my view) for a number of clubs throwing money around they didn't have in order to try to keep up with R&D. 

A number of clubs in non-league went full-time as a result and since then we've seen a number of clubs endure boom and bust times. My own view is that this is a bad thing, but times have changed forever.

R&D then spent many years being a tenant of various clubs after they were locked out of their own ground which was subsequently flattened.

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Dennis Murphy,  co-founder of the World Hockey Association, which was in business between 1972 and 1979 as direct competition with the National Hockey League before folding, has died. He was 94. Murphy and Gary Davidson managed to lure several NHL players, including Gordie Howe, to the league.

 

https://torontosun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/sad-day-in-columbus-at-kivlenieks-service

(Story is below the Matiss Kivlieniks funeral coverage)

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Hong Kong soy sauce king Lee Man Tat dead at 91. On eof the richest people in Hong Kong. Among them you find Li Ka-shing (1928), Lee Shau-kee (1928), Lui Che-woo (1929), Kwong Siu-hing (1929). None of them in failing or ill health.

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https://www.iltalehti.fi/talous/a/414c7fc5-7116-421d-97b0-9c036f06763d

Kai Mäkelä, Finnish investor giant and multimillionaire dead at 74 from cancer.

Owned large parts of nearly every newspaper in the country, helped make tabloids big. Got a cancer diagnosis last month, however he was in bad health for a while, here in 2015:

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Used his power to boost politicians. Hopefully the opportunistic douchebag/turncoat Björn Wahlroos who thinks that money is much more important than human lives (also opposes the covid restrictions for this reason and has said that human life should be measured with money) will follow him soon.

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Herbert "Herb" Schlosser, former NBC CEO 1974-1978 during whose tenure SNL was created dead aged 95:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/06/business/media/herbert-schlosser-dead.html

 

"Schlosser's memo suggested that the show be called "Saturday Night", that it should air at 11:30, and that "if possible the show should be done live" and should seek to "get different hosts." "It would be a variety show," Schlosser wrote, "but it would have certain characteristics. It should be young and bright. It should have a distinctive look, a distinctive set and a distinctive sound … We should attempt to use the show to develop new television personalities." Schlosser's memo also proposed the show be filmed in Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza."

 

Living main people involved in the creation of SNL:

 

Dick Ebersol (1947-) Head of late-night entertainment at the time of the creation. Involved in a plane crash in 2004 in which he was seriously injured.

Lorne Michaels (1944-) Creator of the show.

Barry Diller (1942-) Paramount Pictures executive who suggested Ebersol and Schlosser to approach Michaels.

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Walter Yetnikoff, president of CBS records from 1975 to 1990 who had a hand in the careers of some of the biggest names in pop and rock, has died. He was 87.  Yetknikoff was linked with the likes of Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel. He was also an abrasive personality and had feuds with other big names in the industry, including Paul Simon.

 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/obituary/9612447/walter-yetnikoff-dead-cbs-records

 

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The colombian businessman Carlos Ardila Lülle, founder and owner of the organization Ardila Lülle, which includes companies such as RCN Televisión, RCN Radio, Postobón or the professional football team of Atlético Nacional, dies at the age of 91:
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/colombian-businessman-carlos-ardila-lulle-dies-age-91-2021-08-13/

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2 minutes ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9894085/TALK-TOWN-Mohamed-Al-Fayeds-son-Omar-seeks-truce.html

 

Mohammed Al Fayed reportedly in poor health and estranged family members,as a result now seeking a truce or to work out their issues.

 

DL worthy name imo.

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Just now, msc said:

 

DL worthy name imo.

100% and surely if he makes it to next year a name that will gain significantly more attention from deadpoolers with this new  development.

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16 minutes ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

100% and surely if he makes it to next year a name that will gain significantly more attention from deadpoolers with this new  development.

 

Only on 5 teams this year so will need more "dying Harrods tycoon" type stories with more info to threaten Drop 40.

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Nathalie Maillet, the CEO of Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps racing circuit, has died in a murder-suicide in which she was the victim. She was 51.  Spa-Francorchamps had hosted the final stages of the Ypres Rally on Sunday,

 

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/spa-francorchamps-ceo-maillet-killed-murder-suicide/6648579/

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Bradley Wayne Hughes, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who resurrected Spendthrift Farm and turned it into one of the leading stallion farms in North America, died Wednesday at his residence on the farm surrounded by his family.
He was 87 years old:
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-08-18/wayne-hughes-self-storage-titan-and-usc-donor-dead-at-87

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Eddie Healey, the property developer responsible for Meadowhall, the largest  (at the time) shopping centre in the UK, and CentrO, the largest shopping centre in Europe, has died at 83.

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Robert Wetenhall, a former owner of the Montreal Alouettes CFL franchise, has died. He was believed to be either 85 or 86.  Wetenhall bought the club in 1997 and owned them until 2013. He had previously been a part-owner of the Boston Patriots (AFL) and New England Patriots (NFL). Wetenhall was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

 

https://www.tsn.ca/source-former-montreal-alouettes-owner-bob-wetenhall-has-passed-away-1.1690467

 

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Jeff Bezos all over the news today. 
 

Funding a mysterious lab in Silicone Valley in his bid to become the first human to live forever.

 

58 in January.
 

Jeff, buddy, in 30-40 years you’ll be a corpse and *touch wood* I’ll be around to witness it. :rolleyes:

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Yolanda Fernández de Cofiño, Guatemalan businesswoman and philanthropist who managed the MacDonalds franchise in Guatemala from 1974 and is recognized to have created Happy Meal has died aged 86:

https://www.prensalibre.com/guatemala/comunitario/fallece-dona-yolanda-de-cofino-figura-del-emprendimiento-y-labor-social-en-guatemala-breaking/

 

From the wikipedia page:

She created what she called the "Menú Ronald" (Ronald menu), which offered a hamburger, small fries and a small sundae to help mothers feed their children more effectively while at McDonald's restaurants. The concept was eventually brought to the attention of McDonald's management in Chicago. The company gave the development of the product to Bob Bernstein, who then came up with the idea for the Happy Meal.

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George Malkemus, the president of SJP shoes, a brand he co-created with actress Sarah Jessica Parker, whose monogram branded the company, has died. He was 67. Prior to that venture, he'd launched Manolo Blahnik, a brand made famous by Carrie Bradshaw, Parker's 'Sex and the City' character. 

 

https://www.vogue.com/article/obituary-george-malkemus-shoe-executive

 

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