Tributes pour in for Keralite industrialist who died in Dubai
Dubai: Rich tributes have been pouring in for a Dubai-based Indian industrialist who died here on Thursday.Community sources told Gulf News that Joy Arakkal, managing director of Dubai-headquartered Innova Group of Companies, was in his early 50s and is survived by his wife Celine and children, Arun and Ashlyn Joy, who live in Jumeirah.Arakkal, who built his business empire over two decades, had hit the headlines after he built a 45,000 sq ft mansion, said to be one of the biggest houses in Kerala, in his hometown Mananthavady in Wayanad district.A UAE Gold Card recipient, Joy’s companies have...
Tributes pour in for Canada shooting victims as death toll rise
Ottawa (AFP) - A message of condolence from Queen Elizabeth II and musical tributes for the victims of the worst mass shooting in Canadian history poured in on Tuesday as the death toll rose to 23.The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said new human remains were discovered in homes and vehicles set ablaze by the suspect during the weekend killing spree in Nova Scotia."We believe there to be 23 victims, including a 17-year-old (girl). All other victims are adults, both men and women," the RCMP said in a statement."We have recovered remains from some of the locations of the fires."The RCMP di...
Tributes pour in for best-selling author
By Zhang Kun | China Daily | Updated: 2020-04-17 07:52The natural death of 98-year-old Rao Pingru in Shanghai on April 4 created much chatter on Chinese social media, with thousands of people sharing the news on Wechat and Weibo.Many netizens could also be found saying: "Pingru is reunited with Meitang in heaven, and they will never separate again."The statement is in reference to the illustrated book that Rao, an army veteran and book editor, created to document his 60-year marriage with Mao Meitang, who died of diabetes and Alzheimer's in 2008.Titled Our Story: Pingru and Meitang, the book w...
Tributes pour in for popular Dubai media executive Cameron Plant
Dubai: Tributes have poured in for a popular UAE based media professional following his sudden death over the weekend.Cameron Plant, group managing director at Shock Middle East (ME) which operates three radio channels - Heart 107.1, Dance 97.8 Hala 97.6 - took his life in Australia, according to reports. His body was recovered from a hotel room in Melbourne on Saturday, April 11.This is the third untimely death at Shock ME since last year. In January 2019, James Aramouni, presenter of Drive Time Show died at the age of 28 when he was visiting his family in Lebanon while drive time host DJ Luc...
Tributes for late Jersey City Councilman Michael Yun pour in from around the globe
Residents of Jersey City are not the only ones mourning the death of the late Height’s councilman, Michael Yun.Countries around the world are paying their last respects to Yun, who died Monday of complications of COVID-19.Robert Winnicki, a representative of the Polish parliament’s lower house, honored the Ward D councilman by holding a moment of silence during a parliamentary session.“Dear Speaker of the House, dear House of Representatives, in these hard and dramatic times, we should remember those who have merited Poland and the Polish people,” Winnicki said.“Regrettably, we have learned th...
Tributes pour in as Dubai resident dies in Scotland
Dubai: Tributes have poured in for Dubai-based British expat Ryan Storrie, who passed away in Scotland aged 40 on Tuesday, after a suspected case of coronavirus.The regional HR manager at a civil engineering firm had travelled back to Glasgow to watch his beloved Rangers football club play German side Bayer Leverkusen in the Last 16 of the Europa League at Ibrox stadium on March 12 before falling ill.His condition deteriorated and he was unable to return to Dubai, before succumbing to the illness on March 31 just weeks after his 40th birthday.It is not known if he had any underlying health con...
Tributes For Harry Garuba, Inimitable Poet, Mentor, Theorist
The passing of Professor Harry Garuba at the relatively young age of 61 came as a shock to many, especially as people had assumed he was overcoming leukaemia for which he had been receiving treatment. He had also assured close friends that all would be well and that they shouldn’t fret, hence the deep sorrow when news of his demise in South Africa broke.Writers who were already mourning the late Chairman of University Press Plc, Dr Lekan Are and Professor and Chukwuemeka Ike, have not stopped highlighting Garuba’s sterling qualities as a teacher, theorist and human being.Professor Toyin Falola...
76ers, A.C. Milan & Lower Merion High School Honor Kobe Bryant As Tributes Pour In
Following the infamous helicopter crash that claimed the lives of nine people including Kobe Bryantand his daughter Gianna Bryant,NBA players took the court with heavy hearts Tuesday honoring the fallen Lakers’ legend with emotional tributes.In Philadelphia, where Bryant was born, the 76ers honored the nine victims with a tribute video that was shown on the scoreboard followed that up with a moment of silence. Along the sidelines No. 33 stickers surrounded the court referring to the number Bryant wore when he attended the nearby Lower Merion High School.Before the game, players wore warm up j...
Athletes React To Kobe Bryant’s Death On Social Media, Tributes Pour In
Barely hours after one of the greatest tragedies in sports history, athletes from around the world took to social media to offer condolences and share memories of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant who died Sunday in a helicopter crash while traveling to a travel basketball game. A total of nine people died and there were no survivors, according to the Los Angeles Times. Bryant was 41 years old. SLIDESHOW: 50 GREAT SPORTS FIGURES WHO DIED IN 2019
Terry Jones, Founding Member Of ‘Monty Python,’ Dies At 77; Tributes Pour In
Terry Jones, best known as a founding member of the comedy group Monty Python, died on Saturday at age 77. Jones is best known for his acting career, where he starred most notably in the legendary Monty Python films, including 1979’s Life of Brian where he uttered the iconic line, “He’s not the Messiah, he’s a […]