steffann writes: The Internet community has suffered a sad loss as the man who led RIPE during its first 25 years of bottom-up, consensus-driven collaboration and decision-making died at his home in the Netherlands.
As one of the founders of RIPE in 1989 and the Chair of the RIPE community for 25 years since then, Rob Blokzijl personified all the attributes that have seen the community grow into such a positive force for bringing together those who care about the development of the Internet.
His contributions were often officially recognised, notably in receiving Dutch royal honours by being awarded with the title Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau in 2010. He also received the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award in 2015 for outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community. Since standing down as RIPE Chair in 2013, he has enjoyed the title RIPE Chair Emeritus.
itwbennett writes: "Hector Ruiz, chief executive at AMD between 2002 and 2008, allegedly had an 'intimate relationship' with Bear Stearns hedge fund manager Danielle Chiesi who was feeding secret information to a billionaire now on trial for insider trading. Chiesi, once a beauty queen, has pleaded guilty in the case. Ruiz has not been charged with any involvement in insider trading, and has said the relationship with the Bear Stearns manager was not intimate."