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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Blue Lion » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:54 am

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https://deadspin.com/sloane-stephens-do ... 1802965222

Sloane Stephens (unseeded in the tournament, 83rd in the world at the time) wins the US Open after defeating Venus Williams and Madison Keys.
The final featured two African-American women not named "Williams".

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:45 pm

Miss America 2018, Cara Mund, is the first Miss North Dakota winner.

Shania Twain album out Sept. 29: Now

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Post by Johnblue » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:05 pm

The great Rafa Nadal won the US Open for the 3rd time. It is Rafa's 16th overall GrandSlam plus he won the Olympic Gold in tennis a few years back!

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:45 pm
Miss America 2018, Cara Mund, is the first Miss North Dakota winner.

Shania Twain album out Sept. 29: Now
Ms. Mund is also a fellow alum of Brown University.

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Post by Volante » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:21 am

Selena Gomez got a kidney transplant over summer after complications with Lupus. Somehow no paparazzi found out.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peop ... SKCN1BP1TG

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Post by Blue Lion » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:37 pm

Crayola, which retired Dandelion from its 24-crayon set earlier this year, will introduce a new color called "Bluetiful". The name was selected by online vote.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/crayola-names ... style.html

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Blue Lion wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:37 pm
Crayola, which retired Dandelion from its 24-crayon set earlier this year, will introduce a new color called "Bluetiful". The name was selected by online vote.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/crayola-names ... style.html
Durn. I was hoping for Boaty McBoatface again :mrgreen:

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Post by Volante » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:37 pm

Woof wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:20 pm
Blue Lion wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:37 pm
Crayola, which retired Dandelion from its 24-crayon set earlier this year, will introduce a new color called "Bluetiful". The name was selected by online vote.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/crayola-names ... style.html
Durn. I was hoping for Boaty McBoatface again :mrgreen:
Crayony McCrayonface

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Volante wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:21 am
Selena Gomez got a kidney transplant over summer after complications with Lupus. Somehow no paparazzi found out.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peop ... SKCN1BP1TG
Now THAT is amazing!
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Post by Blue Lion » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:45 pm

Former world middleweight champion boxer Jake La Motta died at the age of 95. La Motta, who fought Sugar Ray Robinson six times (Robinson won five of the six fights) was made famous to younger generations with the release of Raging Bull (1980). Robert Di Niro won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of La Motta in that film.

http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/2 ... ies-age-95

Of local interest (to me, anyway) is that several of La Motta's most memorable fights took place at iconic Detroit sports venues: Olympia Stadium and Briggs (later Tiger) Stadium.

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Post by mfc248 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:29 pm

Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to L'Oréal, died yesterday at 94. According to the most recent Forbes list, she was the world's richest woman and 14th richest person.

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mfc248 wrote:
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Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to L'Oréal, died yesterday at 94. According to the most recent Forbes list, she was the world's richest woman and 14th richest person.
She came up on Jeopardy on June 19 of this year (Single Jeopardy; Category: "Names You Should Know"; $600). The clue was, From this company Liliane Bettencourt can say, "Because I'm worth it" [$36 billion]". The answer was "What is L’Oreal?"

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Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

Twitter trying doubling the character limit to 280.

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Post by alietr » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:33 am

Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy dies at 91.

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Post by Volante » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:43 am

Nobel season again!
The 2017 prize in physiology or medicine goes to US scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young for their work studying the human body's circadian rhythm, i.e., clock.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41468229

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Post by Volante » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:18 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41476648

Nobel week day 2, Physics.
Gravitational waves! (Finally...)
Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish will share the nine million kronor (£831,000) prize.

Interesting side trivia that probably won't be a clue, Kip Thorne was a consultant for Nolan's Interstellar and wrote a book behind the science of it.

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Post by Volante » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:34 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41495621

Chemistry!
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson will share the nine million kronor (£831,000) prize.

They developed a technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), which simplifies the process for looking at the machinery of life.

The process makes it possible for life's molecular building blocks to be captured mid-movement and allowed scientists to visualise processes that had never before been seen.
In an interesting bit of synergy:
Cryo-electron microscopy has been used to capture images of ... the molecular structures governing circadian rhythm - the subject of this year's medicine and physiology Nobel.

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Post by alietr » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:49 am

Since nobody has posted it yet ... Stephen Paddock kills (at least) 59 people at a concert in Las Vegas.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:23 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:45 pm
Shania Twain album out Sept. 29: Now
Or, if Shania's a little old for you, you can get Miley Cyrus's new album, Younger Now.

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