Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77.

Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet,” Sayers’ shy and reserved nature belied the stylistic and commanding way he played football. Unbeknownst to many, Sayers was also a business owner in the East Bay after his storied NFL career.

Sayers died Tuesday at his home in Wakarusa, Ind., a family member told The New York Times on Wednesday. Relatives of Sayers had said he was diagnosed with dementia. In March 2017, his wife, Ardythe, said she partly blamed his football career.

Sayers was a blur to NFL defenses, ghosting would-be tacklers or zooming by them like few running backs or kick returners before or since. Yet it was his rock-steady friendship with Brian Piccolo, depicted

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Robert W Gore, who invented Gore-Tex technology while working for his father’s company in Maryland, US, has died aged 83.

Introduced in 1976, the fabric has protected countless walkers, runners and outdoor enthusiasts from wet weather, but is also found in numerous products.

A chemical engineer, Robert Gore became CEO of WL Gore & Associates.

He died on Thursday after a long illness, the company confirmed.

Gore was born in Utah and received bachelor’s and advanced degrees from the University of Delaware and University of Minnesota.

He joined WL Gore & Associates, which had been founded in 1958 by his father, his uncle Bill and Vieve Gore.

In a company lab in 1969 he discovered a new form of polymer, a substance made of large molecules that repeat to form long chains.

His father asked him to research a new way to manufacturer plumber’s tape. Robert Gore

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Kesavananda Bharati, a petitioner in a case that led to the Supreme Court evolving the celebrated doctrine of the basic structure of the Constitution, died here on Sunday.

Police said the 79-year old Kerala-based seer Kesavananda Bharati Sripadagalvaru died at the Edaneer Mutt here due to age-related ailments.

“As per the information with us, he passed away at around 3.30 AM on Sunday,” police told PTI.

The case in which Bharati had challenged a Kerala Land Reform Act nearly four decades ago set the principle that the Supreme Court is the guardian of the basic structure of the Constitution and the verdict involved 13 judges the largest bench ever to sit in the apex court.


The case of Kesavananda Bharati vs the State of Kerala was heard for 68 days and continues to hold the top spot for the most prolonged proceedings ever to have taken place in the supreme

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That devotion and upbringing has made Savan a responsible, worldly and mature 13-year-old, she said.

“It’s really powerful and that’s his lasting mark,” Nguyen said.

Meaningful connections

When Nguyen and Newman talked about their projects, they constantly connected each other to new people and communities.

“I really feel like he was this Tucson partner of mine in that way where we would really build community and continue nurturing that and knitting it together, and that was so much a part of who he was,” Nguyen said. “We would sort of joke about how he was the man about town but he really was. He knew everybody, everywhere and he was super charismatic.”

Newman always made a big impression on people, she added.

Padilla said people who met Newman, even for a brief moment, really got to know him because of his ability to genuinely connect with people.

“That connection with

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Robert Trump, President Donald Trump’s younger brother, has died. He was 71.

The business executive who managed the Trump Organization died Saturday, President Trump confirmed.

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“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight. He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace,” Donald Trump said in a statement.

Robert Trump was hospitalized Friday, White House officials said. During a Friday press conference President Trump said that his brother was “having a hard time.” He later tweeted that he landed in New York to see his younger brother.

Robert Trump was the youngest of Frederick Trump and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump’s five children.

The president’s brother made news in June when he

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