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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:11 pm
by hbomb1947
Pakistan's Supreme Court has disqualified the country's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, from office due to allegations of corruption. Following that ruling, Sharif resigned.

Sharif was Pakistan's 18th Prime Minister, and none of the 18 has completed a full term in office.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40750671

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:22 am
by morbeedo

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:29 pm
by hbomb1947
Although the official announcement won't be made until September, Paris has been chosen by the IOC to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, as part of a package deal in which Los Angeles will be awarded the 2028 Summer Olympics.

http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id ... -2024-site

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:03 pm
by alietr
The Mooch (Anthony Scaramucci) lasted only a week as White House Communications Director.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:30 pm
by Woof
alietr wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:03 pm
The Mooch (Anthony Scaramucci) lasted only a week as White House Communications Director.
As I earlier said elsewhere, it appears that he actually did the fandango after all :mrgreen:

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:41 pm
by triviawayne
Cubs give Bartman a 2016 World Series ring.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:48 pm
by Blue Lion
Sam Shepard, actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, has died at the age of 73. Shepard won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play "Buried Child". He played Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film The Right Stuff. He also had a longtime relationship with actress Jessica Lange.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/thea ... -dead.html

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:00 pm
by hbomb1947
hbomb1947 wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:29 pm
Although the official announcement won't be made until September, Paris has been chosen by the IOC to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, as part of a package deal in which Los Angeles will be awarded the 2028 Summer Olympics.

http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id ... -2024-site
Addendum to this: Paris previously hosted the Summer Games in 1900 and 1924. Chariots of Fire, which won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1981, took place during the '24 Games in that city.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:46 pm
by MinnesotaMyron
Going back to April, Amherst College announces their first official mascot name, the Mammoths. (The college is phasing out use of Lord Jeffery Amherst (the Jeffs or Lord Jeffs), its previous, unofficial mascot.)

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:17 pm
by Blue Lion
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:46 pm
Going back to April, Amherst College announces their first official mascot name, the Mammoths. (The college is phasing out use of Lord Jeffery Amherst (the Jeffs or Lord Jeffs), its previous, unofficial mascot.)
Maybe they can schedule a game against IUPU (Indiana U-Purdue U)--Fort Wayne. Their mascot is the Mastodons.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:59 am
by Cat Hammarskjold
Blue Lion wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:17 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:46 pm
Going back to April, Amherst College announces their first official mascot name, the Mammoths. (The college is phasing out use of Lord Jeffery Amherst (the Jeffs or Lord Jeffs), its previous, unofficial mascot.)
Maybe they can schedule a game against IUPU (Indiana U-Purdue U)--Fort Wayne. Their mascot is the Mastodons.
Apparently, you haven't heard the news that IUPUI and IUPUFW are no longer going to be joint branch campuses of Indiana and Purdue, and the one in Indianapolis will become an Indiana branch and the one in Fort Wayne a Purdue branch.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:35 pm
by morbeedo
Barbara Cook, Star of Broadway and Cabaret, Dies at 89

In 1958, Cook won a Tony Award for playing Marian Paroo in The Music Man, which won 4 other Tonys including Best Musical (beating West Side Story)

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:12 pm
by econgator
Glen Campbell dead at 81.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:15 pm
by Bamaman
http://amp.tmz.com/2017/08/08/glen-campbell-dead

Country music legend Glenn Campbell dies at 81 from Alzheimer's Disease.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:06 pm
by Blue Lion
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:59 am
Apparently, you haven't heard the news that IUPUI and IUPUFW are no longer going to be joint branch campuses of Indiana and Purdue, and the one in Indianapolis will become an Indiana branch and the one in Fort Wayne a Purdue branch.
Are they going to donate the leftover vowels to Pat Sajak?

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:34 am
by Cat Hammarskjold
Blue Lion wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:06 pm
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:59 am
Apparently, you haven't heard the news that IUPUI and IUPUFW are no longer going to be joint branch campuses of Indiana and Purdue, and the one in Indianapolis will become an Indiana branch and the one in Fort Wayne a Purdue branch.
Are they going to donate the leftover vowels to Pat Sajak?
I think Victoria Coren-Mitchell needs them more.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:24 pm
by hbomb1947
Queen Elizabeth II announced that Prince Charles, who is first in the line of succession, will be passed over and William and Kate will be the next King and Queen of England.

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/royal-a ... soc_trk=fb

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:53 pm
by BobF
hbomb1947 wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:24 pm
Queen Elizabeth II announced that Prince Charles, who is first in the line of succession, will be passed over and William and Kate will be the next King and Queen of England.

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/royal-a ... soc_trk=fb
I've been saying for years that I didn't think Charles would ever be king, but mostly because it seemed like his mom could possibly outlive him. I never foresaw something like this.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:58 pm
by boson
hbomb1947 wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:24 pm
Queen Elizabeth II announced that Prince Charles, who is first in the line of succession, will be passed over and William and Kate will be the next King and Queen of England.

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/royal-a ... soc_trk=fb
Do you have an official source? I wasn't able to find anything other than these dubious sites. BBC, CBC, etc. have nothing on this.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:00 pm
by hbomb1947
boson wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:58 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:24 pm
Queen Elizabeth II announced that Prince Charles, who is first in the line of succession, will be passed over and William and Kate will be the next King and Queen of England.

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/royal-a ... soc_trk=fb
Do you have an official source? I wasn't able to find anything other than these dubious sites. BBC, CBC, etc. have nothing on this.
Yahoo is a dubious site?