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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Kenny » Tue May 09, 2017 5:16 pm

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Mon May 08, 2017 10:21 am
Emmanuel Macron elected as new president of France succeeding François Hollande.
At 39, Macron will become the youngest French president since Napoleon Bonaparte. I can see that one popping up as a DD or FJ later this year.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

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Kenny wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 5:16 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 10:21 am
Emmanuel Macron elected as new president of France succeeding François Hollande.
At 39, Macron will become the youngest French president since Napoleon Bonaparte. I can see that one popping up as a DD or FJ later this year.
Although Napoleon never was president if I recall correctly.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by econgator » Wed May 10, 2017 9:44 am

dhkendall wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 1:59 am
Kenny wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 5:16 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 10:21 am
Emmanuel Macron elected as new president of France succeeding François Hollande.
At 39, Macron will become the youngest French president since Napoleon Bonaparte. I can see that one popping up as a DD or FJ later this year.
Although Napoleon never was president if I recall correctly.
Right. His nephew Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III) was, but not him.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by morbeedo » Wed May 10, 2017 9:29 pm

Given that Marie Kondo came up this season (as a TS no less), I would suspect the writers might go for "hygge" in a lifestyle or language category. I'm seeing it everywhere all of a sudden.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:08 pm

morbeedo wrote:
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Given that Marie Kondo came up this season (as a TS no less), I would suspect the writers might go for "hygge" in a lifestyle or language category. I'm seeing it everywhere all of a sudden.
If it does come up, that might lead to some interesting pronunciations from the contestants. And they would have to accept anything that would be a plausible phonetic reading.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by morbeedo » Thu May 11, 2017 11:23 am

hbomb1947 wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 11:08 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 9:29 pm
Given that Marie Kondo came up this season (as a TS no less), I would suspect the writers might go for "hygge" in a lifestyle or language category. I'm seeing it everywhere all of a sudden.
If it does come up, that might lead to some interesting pronunciations from the contestants. And they would have to accept anything that would be a plausible phonetic reading.
True. They might spot the word and ask the origin (Danish), or maybe it's too obscure? we'll see

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Kenny » Thu May 11, 2017 5:11 pm

econgator wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 9:44 am
dhkendall wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 1:59 am
Kenny wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 5:16 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 10:21 am
Emmanuel Macron elected as new president of France succeeding François Hollande.
At 39, Macron will become the youngest French president since Napoleon Bonaparte. I can see that one popping up as a DD or FJ later this year.
Although Napoleon never was president if I recall correctly.
Right. His nephew Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III) was, but not him.
OK, then Macron is the youngest French head of state since Napoleon.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-franc ... SKBN1830XP

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Kenny » Sat May 13, 2017 8:56 pm

On Sunday, May 14, prior to a game against the Houston Astros, the New York Yankees will retire shortstop Derek Jeter's number 2. It is the last single-digit number to be retired by the Yankees.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

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Kenny wrote:
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On Sunday, May 14, prior to a game against the Houston Astros, the New York Yankees will retire shortstop Derek Jeter's number 2. It is the last single-digit number to be retired by the Yankees.

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Post by Blue Lion » Mon May 15, 2017 12:01 am

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On Sunday, May 14, prior to a game against the Houston Astros, the New York Yankees will retire shortstop Derek Jeter's number 2. It is the last single-digit number to be retired by the Yankees.
Jeter is married to Hannah Davis, who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition in 2015.

In addition, an investment group led by Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush is trying to raise enough money to buy the Miami Marlins from owner Jeffrey Loria.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon May 15, 2017 10:57 pm

Seems to be inked and done:

The Voice
Fall 2017: coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson
Spring 2018: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson...4th judge TBA

Inked and done:
American Idol revived on ABC early 2018

Not inked though rumored:
judges Katy Perry & Chris Daughtry

Ryan Seacrest is working on possibly returning as host.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by 9021amyers » Mon May 15, 2017 11:35 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 10:57 pm
Ryan Seacrest is working on possibly returning as host.
He really can't allow a single second of the day go by without somehow appearing on the airwaves.

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Post by Volante » Mon May 15, 2017 11:54 pm

9021amyers wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 11:35 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 10:57 pm
Ryan Seacrest is working on possibly returning as host.
He really can't allow a single second of the day go by without somehow appearing on the airwaves.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue May 16, 2017 10:22 am

John Grisham book June 2017: Camino Island

Amazon blurb: A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Tue May 16, 2017 6:32 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 10:57 pm
Inked and done:
American Idol revived on ABC early 2018
Now inked
Judge Katy Perry
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/16/celebriti ... ican-idol/

Character actor and awesome name recipient Powers Boothe (Agents of SHIELD, Deadwood, Sin City, ...) died.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/arts ... -dead.html

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Blue Lion » Wed May 17, 2017 9:45 pm

Notable TV shows that have been renewed for two additional years (through 2018-19):

The Big Bang Theory.
The Goldbergs.
Modern Family.
The Simpsons.

Renewed for next season:

Law & Order: SVU. Next season will be its 19th. It currently ranks #4 on the list of longest-running scripted prime-time shows.
New Girl. Next season will be its last.
Scandal. Next season will be its last.

Won't return this fall:

2 Broke Girls (CBS).
American Crime (ABC). Not to be confused with American Crime Story, which will return.
Bones (Fox).
Dr. Ken (ABC), which came up this season.
Grimm (NBC).
Sleepy Hollow (Fox).
The Vampire Diaries (The CW).

Also not returning: Last Man Standing (ABC). Tim Allen's character, Mike Baxter, is in charge of marketing for an outdoor sporting goods store chain. Baxter is politically conservative, as is Allen; and fans of the show blame political correctness for the its cancellation.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Wed May 17, 2017 10:00 pm

Courtesy of MarkBarrett:

Jimmy Kimmel is scheduled to host the 2018 Oscars (90th) making it two consecutive years he's hosted.

President Bill Clinton & James Patterson are co-writing a book, The President Is Missing due to come out in June 2018.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by 9021amyers » Thu May 18, 2017 7:44 am

Chris Cornell, singer of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave, has died after performing a concert in Detroit.

With Temple of the Dog (a supergroup of several bands from Seattle's grunge scene), Cornell provided vocals to the song "Say Hello 2 Heaven." Good chance that title shows up in a 2017 obituary clue.

Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News who left the conservative media network last summer amid multiple sexual harassment allegations, has also died.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Thu May 18, 2017 4:16 pm

House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Ut) is resigning from the House in June.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Thu May 18, 2017 4:49 pm

Dutch King Willem-Alexander, the current Netherlands Head of State for the past four years, has been piloting for KLM for 20 years in secret.

https://jalopnik.com/the-king-of-the-ne ... 1795331362

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