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« on: January 19, 2008, 01:54:31 PM »

Skaakgenie Bobby Fischer maak sy laaste skuif

Bobby ­Fischer, die veelbewoë skaakgenie wat bekendheid verwerf het deur die spel se wêreldkampioenskap tydens die Koue Oorlog na die Sowjetunie te neem, het gesterf. Hy was 64.

Fischer se woordvoerder, mnr. Gardar Sverrisson, het gesê Fischer is Donderdag in ’n hospitaal hier dood. Die oorsaak van sy dood is nog onbekend.

Die Amerikaans-gebore Fischer was ’n hewige kritikus van sy vaderland en het sy burgerskap opgegee om in 2005 na Ysland te verhuis.

Fischer is deur die polisie in Amerika gesoek nadat hy in 1992, ondanks internasionale sanksies, ’n pot skaak teen sy Koue Oorlog-teenstander Boris Spassky in Joego-­Slawië oorgespeel het. Fischer was al op 14 ’n Amerikaanse skaakkampioen en ’n skaakgrootmeester op 15. Hy het ’n ikoon geword toe hy Spassky in 1972 in ’n reeks potte in Reykjavik onttroon het en so Amerika se eerste internasionale skaakkampioen in meer as ’n eeu geword het. Sy reputasie as ’n skaakgenie is egter gou oorskadu deur sy eienaardighede. ’n Paar jaar ná die pot teen Spassky het hy sy titel aan nog ’n Sowjet-speler, Anatoly Karpov, afgestaan omdat hy geweier het om dit te verdedig.

Hy het in die vergetelheid verval voor die opspraakwekkende pot teen Spassky.

Dit is gespeel te midde van sanksies teen Slobodan Milosevic, wat toe president van Joego-Slawië was.

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 09:19:26 PM »

Hierdie het vroeer vanjaar al gebeur, maar ek het dit vandag eers gesien. Ek sal verbaas wees as iemand hier weet wie dit was, maar tog 'n groot gees in sekere kringe. Ja, ek is 'n Nerd.

Gary Gygax died the morning of March 4, 2008, at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.



He was in semi-retirement, having almost suffered a heart attack after receiving incorrect medication to prevent further strokes after those on April 1 and May 4, 2004. He was diagnosed with an inoperable abdominal aortic aneurysm. Even while his health failed, gaming remained very much a part of his life. Gygax was still active in the gaming community and had active Q & A forums on gaming websites such as Dragonsfoot and EN World.

“I would like the world to remember me as the guy who really enjoyed playing games and sharing his knowledge and his fun pastimes with everybody else."

Gary Gygax received several awards related to gaming:

    * Strategists Club's "Outstanding Designer & Writer" for the creation of D&D
    * Origin Game Convention's "Adventure Gaming Hall of Fame"
    * Origins Award, Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design Hall of Fame Honors (2004)
    * Four time winner of Games Day's "Best Games Inventor" (1979–82)
    * GenCon 2007 (40th Anniversary), Premiere Guest of Honor

Gary Gygax was tied with J. R. R. Tolkien for #18 on GameSpy's 30 Most Influential People in Gaming (Gamespy Magazine, March 2002).
As of March 13, 2003, Gygax was listed under the entry Dungeons and Dragons in the Oxford English Dictionary.
A strain of bacteria was named in honor of Gary Gygax, namely "Arthronema gygaxiana sp nov UTCC393".
Sync Magazine named Gary Gygax #1 on the list of "The 50 Biggest Nerds of All Time".
SFX Magazine listed him as #37 on the list of the "50 Greatest SF Pioneers".
In 1999 Pyramid magazine named Gary Gygax as one of The Millennium's Most Influential Persons "at least in the realm of adventure gaming."
Gary Gygax was commemorated in webcomics series xkcd's comic #393 "Ultimate Game", Penny Arcade's "Bordering On The Semi-Tasteful" and Dork Tower's "Thanks for the Worldbuilding Rules", on Order of the Stick and in GU Comics' "The Journey's End".
Following the announcement of his death and as a tribute to him, several Dungeons and Dragons players proposed to call a natural 20 dice roll (on the Dungeons and Dragons emblematic 20 sided die) a "Gygax".
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 05:43:09 PM »

Dis jammer om te verneem...die ou was goed met skaak en wêreldberoemd.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 03:07:44 PM »

Helen Suzman is vandag in die ouderdom van 91 oorlede.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 08:07:23 PM »


Sue van Waart, skrywer van daai Gamkapoort boek is die week oorlede


Ag nee! Sy het baie vir die streek beteken. Wat het gebeur?
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 08:22:24 PM »

Sy het in Mosselbaai gebly alleen, en het blykbaar 'n hartaanval gehad.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 09:36:23 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2009, 09:06:01 AM »

Patric Swazy is vanoggend oorlede.

Actor Patrick Swayze's publicist Annett Wolf shocked many with his statement on Monday evening that the 'Dirty Dancing' star passed away peacefully with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months.

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2009, 01:41:21 PM »

London - Keith Floyd, a flamboyant chef who shared his passion for good food and fine wine with a generation of British television viewers, has died, his ghostwriter said on Tuesday. He was 65.

James Steen said Floyd died on Monday of a heart attack in Bridport, southwest England. He had been suffering from bowel cancer.

Born in 1943, Floyd developed an interest in cooking while serving in the British army, trying out his culinary creations in the officers' mess.


He later worked in kitchens in Britain and France before opening his own restaurants in Bristol, southwest England, where he was discovered by a television producer.

Starting in the 1980s, series like Floyd on Fish and Floyd on France made him a household name in Britain and were shown around the world. He became famous for his bow tie, ever-present glass of wine and unscripted banter with his cameraman that sometimes tipped over into bickering.

Steen said one of Floyd's breakthroughs was to attract men to the world of cooking.

"At that time it was thought that if you were a man you couldn't cook," Steen said. "But he said 'I'm a man, I love rugby, I love women, I can cook'."

Floyd paved the way for a generation of TV chefs that includes Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver. Oliver said Floyd had been "an inspiration to me and to so many others".

Floyd's off-screen ventures, which included restaurants in Britain, France and Thailand, sometimes struggled - he once said he did not have a head for business.

He also battled a drinking problem, and in 2004 was banned from driving for 32 months after crashing his car into another vehicle while three-and-a-half times the legal alcohol limit.

Floyd was married four times. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009, 05:26:04 AM »


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Die bekende voormalige Springbok-atletiekheld van die jare sewentig en kosaanbieder van die gewilde TV-program Maak ’n Las, Andries Krogman, het gisteraand sy eie lewe by sy huis in die Paarl geneem.

Sy vrou, mev. Karin Krogman, het omstreeks 20:00 op haar man (57) se liggaam in die motorhuis van hul huis in Bo Lady Grey­straat afgekom.

Volgens haar het haar man die afgelope week of twee glo weens finansiële probleme ’n paar maal gedreig om homself te skiet.

Hy het glo verlede week selfs ’n testament opgestel.

Krogman het Dinsdagaand ook probeer om selfmoord te pleeg deur homself in sy motor te probeer vergas.

Nadat mev. Krogmann die polisie ontmoet het, het hulle hom in die berg bokant die dorp gekry waar hy homself glo probeer vergas het.

Krogman is in Maart 2006 met Karin (destyds Barnard) getroud nadat sy eerste vrou, Marcelle, in 2002 weens brandwonde gesterf het nadat sy in die stort van ’n rehabilitasiekliniek flou geword het

Mev. Krogman het haar man gisteraand net ná 20:00 met ’n tou om sy nek in die motorhuis gekry.

Sy het gesê dit moes tussen 18:00 en 20:00 gebeur het. Sy was in daardie tyd by die matriekafskeid van haar seun Monty, ’n matriekleerder aan die Hoërskool Gimnasium in die Paarl.

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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2009, 08:59:27 AM »

Dis bad man  Undecided
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2009, 10:13:20 AM »

Shame dis baie erg. 'n Mens se las moet darem baie groot wees om so iets te doen. Kan my nie indink nie. sad
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2009, 02:02:51 PM »

Arme man moes baie desperaat gewees het. Wonder hoekom hulle hom na die eerste poging alleen gelaat het, hy was mos reeds onstabiel, foeitog.

Dit moet verskriklik wees vir sy vrou en kinders.
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2009, 08:03:10 PM »

Cookie Monster Dies

The Cookie Monster died this afternoon. At least he was eating a cookie

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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2009, 10:41:03 PM »

What? Serious? I love that muppet! ;-)
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« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2009, 05:03:24 PM »

Moenie worry nie, dis 'n hoax.  Die Cookie Monster is definitief nog spring lewendig
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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2009, 06:16:14 PM »

Sjoe! ;-)
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2010, 01:18:44 PM »

Die aktrise en aanbieder van die gewilde televisie-reeks The Weakest Link, Fiona Coyne, is vanoggend in ‘n motorongeluk oorlede op pad na haar huis in Vishoek.
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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2010, 01:44:42 PM »

David Rawdon (85) died on Friday, 13 August 2010.  David was the quintessential entrepreneur whose pioneering spirit as a visionary, hotelier and talented interior decorator saw first the creation of Rawdon’s Country House in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands – the first of the Country House hotels in South Africa.  David then sold Rawdon’s and acquired and developed Lanzerac near Stellenbosch in the Cape, which was the first Country House in the Cape and became the place to visit. David also purchased and redeveloped The Marine Hotel in Hermanus.
Many well-known personalities of the hospitality industry in South Africa have been trained by David Rawdon during their tenures at Rawdons, Lanzerac, The Marine Hotel or Matjiesfontein.  David’s great understanding and love of history and interior design created exceptional places and Matjiesfontein is certainly the place where David Rawdon’s incredible creative passions found a home, and many faithful followers.  David acquired the entire village of Matjiesfontein during the late 1960s and, after detailed and loving restoration work, Matjiesfontein and the Lord Milner Hotel re-opened in 1970.  David then sold both Lanzerac and The Marine to focus on Matjiesfontein.
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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2010, 03:13:39 PM »

Die aktrise en aanbieder van die gewilde televisie-reeks The Weakest Link, Fiona Coyne, is vanoggend in ‘n motorongeluk oorlede op pad na haar huis in Vishoek.

Toe nie 'n motorongeluk nie, sy is deur haar bediende dood aangetref. Skokkend dat hulle dit so verkeerd kan kry.
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