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Chrissie Amphlett, lead singer of the Divinyls. 'First woman of Australian rock'. Best known for the single 'I Touch Myself', but there were other rocking good ones, like this

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMSyumchMWA

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Joanne Pitt

 

I'll post the Times obituary because this talented brave young woman represents all that we watched at the Paralympics last year which was such an inspiration to so many.

 

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Paralympic dressage rider who won gold at the Equestrian Games

 

Joanne Pitt was a Paralympic equestrian dressage rider who represented Great Britain at the Athens Paralympics in 2004 and was part of Great Britain’s gold medal-winning team at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

 

In the sport where horse and rider perform a series of predetermined movements to exacting standards, Pitt gained admiration for her balance and poise, despite her condition of hemiplegic cerebral palsy which left her with no feeling down her right side.

Pitt was disappointed not to be selected for the 2012 London Paralympics, but she earned respect for her determination in coming back strongly this year during which

 

she had proved herself to be one of Britain’s leading para-dressage riders. The 34-year-old horsewoman had been competing on her mount Estralita as recently as last month when she won the British Winter Dressage Championships in Hartpury, Gloucestershire.

Joanne Pitt was born in East Anglia in 1979. She fell in love with horses after attending a summer riding school at 6 and her parents bought her a pony when she was 8.

 

She joined the Pony Club and was taught as an able-bodied rider. She went on to study horse management at Oatridge Agricultural College, West Lothian, achieving a British Horse Society stage one qualification.

 

She competed in para-dressage in the grade II classification, in which rider and mount walk, trot and canter in freestyle during the performance around the sandy arena. After coming joint-eighth at the Athens Paralympics on her mount Rockhill Kashmir, she partnered up with a new horse, Estralita, and was selected as a reserve for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

 

With Estralita, Pitt performed strongly at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. She won a bronze in the grade II freestyle test and was part of Great Britain’s gold medalwinning team. After failing to be selected for London 2012 she moved from Aberdeen to Dereham in Norfolk to be near her fiancé Rory. Here she continued working under her long-term trainer Michel Assouline and started to work with a new coach, Liza McQuistion, in a quest for improvement.

 

The hard work paid off and she made a strong comeback this year, winning all but two competitions from 12 starts including international victories in the team and individual classes at an international meeting at Deauville, France. She was expected to be a strong medal contender for the European Championships this summer.

She had been treated recently for a rare lung condition: pulmonary veno-occlusive disease.

 

Joanne Pitt, Paralympic dressage rider, was born on February 22, 1979. She died on May 2, 2013, aged 34

 

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I loved that film.

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Joanne Pitt

 

I'll post the Times obituary because this talented brave young woman represents all that we watched at the Paralympics last year which was such an inspiration to so many.

 

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Such a shame, proved so much and promised so much more.

 

My ex had CP and my aunt downs, so know first hand the challenges faced, but also the joy when success is made.

Great those films. .RIP.

 

RIP Ray Harryhausen. Jason and the Argonauts was his greatest achievement in films

 

 

I loved that film.

 

 

Great those films. .RIP.

Loved those films, saw most as a child and loved them all.

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British Olympic medallist Andrew Simpson dies after his yacht capsizes off the California coast in training for America's Cup.

 

Simpson, 36, had been sailing on the Artemis, Sweden's entry in the America's Cup, when the catamaran capsized, according to a statement from his racing team.

 

"The entire Artemis Racing team is devastated by what happened," said CEO Paul Cayard.

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Shocked ! Just seen it on the bbc news,I remember watching him winning gold at Beijing 2008.......sad sad news.

 

Thoughts go out to Andrew Bart Simpsons Family.Posted Image

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Hi-de-Hi! actor Paul Shane dies

 

Paul Shane, the actor famous for starring in the 1980s BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, has died, his agent has confirmed. His agent said the 72-year-old died surrounded by his family at a hospice in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, earlier on Thursday after a short illness. He leaves behind his three daughters and six grandchildren. His wife died in 2001. Shane made his name playing entertainer Ted Bovis in Hi-de-Hi!, a long-running TV series set in a holiday camp. He later appeared in You Rang, M'Lord, alongside some of the former Hi-de-Hi! cast members.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22563351

 

http://news.sky.com/story/1091976/hi-de-hi-actor-paul-shane-dies-aged-72

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Yes, I just read it on FB. I absolutely loved him as crafty butler, Alf Stokes in You Rang M'Lord, with Sue Pollard as his dippy daughter, Ivy. Bless him. :(

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All the good ones are going :(

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Joseph Farman, 82, Is Dead; Discovered Ozone Hole

 

Joseph Farman, a British researcher whose single-minded and at times officially derided study of atmospheric changes in the Antarctic established the existence of a hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole approximately the size of the United States — one of the most important environmental discoveries of the 20th century — died on May 11 in Cambridge, England. He was 82.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/science/earth/joseph-farman-82-is-dead-discovered-ozone-hole.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Famous only in death .. the children and families destroyed by the Oklahoma storms .

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Bill Pertwee, aged 86, the long-suffering Warden Hodges of Dad's Army.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22680499

 

That's only Ian Lavender (Don't tell him Pike), Frank Williams (the Vicar) and Pamlea Cundell (Mrs Fox) left of the original main cast now.

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And still one of the funniest comedy series around...The entire cast will be missed.

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Yothu Yindi singer dies after disease battle

  • [*]Megan Levy

June 3, 2013 - 11:33AM

 

The former lead singer of indigenous band Yothu Yindi has died at his home in the Northern Territory.

Mr Yunupingu* died at home in Yirrkala, Eastern Arnhem Land.

The singer, 56, was named Australian of the Year in 1992 for his role in building bridges of understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. His older brother, Galarrwuy, also won the award in 1978.

But Mr Yunupingu still faced racial challenges even as late as last year when a taxi driver in St Kilda, Melbourne, refused him a ride on the basis of the colour of his skin, according to his managers at the time.

 

Yothu Yindi was perhaps best known for the hit song Treaty, written in response to the Hawke government breaking a treaty with indigenous people.

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Author Iain Banks has died aged 59, two months after announcing he had terminal cancer, his family has said.

 

Must rank as one of the great writers of the last century.

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A truly brave and inspirational person.

 

Debbie Brewer death: Cancer campaigner 'inspirational'

 

A woman who has died of cancer after campaigning about the dangers of asbestos has been described as "brave, dynamic and an inspiration".

 

Debbie Brewer, 53, from Plymouth, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung, in 2006.

 

She developed the illness through contact with her father, a Devonport Dockyard worker, when she was a child.

 

She died over the weekend after entering the city's St Luke's Hospice on 31 May.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-22837898

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A truly brave and inspirational person.

 

Debbie Brewer death: Cancer campaigner 'inspirational'

 

A woman who has died of cancer after campaigning about the dangers of asbestos has been described as "brave, dynamic and an inspiration".

 

Debbie Brewer, 53, from Plymouth, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung, in 2006.

 

She developed the illness through contact with her father, a Devonport Dockyard worker, when she was a child.

 

She died over the weekend after entering the city's St Luke's Hospice on 31 May.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-22837898

such a dire disease (friend died of it a few years ago)

 

RIP

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such a dire disease (friend died of it a few years ago)

 

RIP

 

It is indeed and as you see from the link Mrs Brewer developed mesothelioma from hugging her father, Philip Northmore, an asbestos lagger at Devonport Dockyard, when she was a child in the sixties.

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It is indeed and as you see from the link Mrs Brewer developed mesothelioma from hugging her father, Philip Northmore, an asbestos lagger at Devonport Dockyard, when she was a child in the sixties.

My firend and father used to "cut" blue asbestos pipes, we are all now at risk from that past work from fibres past on from that.

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