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Brock mourns death of former professor

Brock University is saddened by the death of Vladislav (Victor) Tomovich.Tomovich taught sociology at Brock for 30 years and was a visiting professor at many universities around the world.Tomovich died Aug. 1 after a lengthy illness. He will be remembered for his passion for life, his energy, his story telling, his love of travel and his award-winning photography.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Brock’s Department of Sociology.

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Ant McPartlin checks into rehab after becoming addicted to prescription drugs

first_imgIt comes just days after he was released from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where he underwent an operation to correct the damage done two years earlier at a different hospital.He was photograph leaving the hospital with his knee heavily bandaged on Tuesday.He will spend the next six weeks in a wheelchair, and doctors have reportedly told him there is a danger his knee will one day collapse, leaving him crippled. McPartlin attends the funeral of Caron KeatingCredit:Stephen Lock McPartlin is made an OBE by the Prince of Wales at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, February 2017Credit:Jonathan Brady A friend told the newspaper: “The boys love a drink together. But in recent months, after they went to the pub, Ant would go home and carry on drinking alone.“Part of it was that the alcohol helped numb the physical pain he has been enduring. Britain’s Got Talent presenter Ant McPartlin has checked into rehab after admitting problems with substance abuse.The star, 41, is reported to have wept as he told his wife Lisa and long-time presenting partner Declan Donnelly of his addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. The pair in their younger daysCredit:PA “I’ve spoken out because I think it’s important that people ask for help if they’re going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery.”McPartlin, who confessed that his marriage is ‘strained’, attributable in part to their failure to have children, will spend at least two months receiving treatment in a specialist clinic.However he and Lisa remain “devoted” to one another, a close friend of the couple insisted. Ant and Dec Ant and Dec Treatment is expected to involve a mixture of group counselling and one-to-one therapy sessions. Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong Ant Partlincenter_img The duo present I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here in ITVCredit:Nigel Wright/ITV McPartlin – said to be worth £60million – became hooked on the Class C opiate-based painkiller Tramadol, which is commonly prescribed for people suffering from serious pain.Friends are said to have raised their concerns at McPartlin, who lives in Chiswick, West London, combining the drug with alcohol following nights out.He and best friend Donnelly have been described as “regulars” at bars and pubs in the area. Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong after their wedding at St.Nicholas Church in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, 2006Credit:Ian West/PA Ant McPartlin And and Dec Former child actor McPartlin apologised to friends and family, and said “I feel like I’ve let people down”, after depression and chronic pain from a ‘botched’ knee operation two years ago left him in physical and mental “agony”.He told the Sun on Sunday: “I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry.“I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends for helping me through this really difficult time. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Ant McPartlin watches the races at Royal Ascot, 2015Credit:Heathcliff O’Malley “During the finals of BGT Ant’s appearance was the subject of discussion among the backstage crew. It was clear he was really struggling behind the scenes.” “He is no longer as fit as he was and is less able to cope with the rigours of filming.last_img read more