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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by alietr » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:09 am

Tillerson out as Secretary of State, CIA Director Mike Pompeo will take his place. Gina Haspel will take over for Pompeo, becoming the first female CIA Director.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:54 pm

alietr wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:09 am
Tillerson out as Secretary of State, CIA Director Mike Pompeo will take his place. Gina Haspel will take over for Pompeo, becoming the first female CIA Director.
Just when I'm mostly finally confident on this administration's lineup, they go and DFA someone else...

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Buttered Popcorn is the top Jelly Belly flavor (according to Candy Store dot com), knocking last year's winner (?!) Black Licorice (?!?!) down to second. I'm ambivalent about Buttered Popcorn; I've had worse...like Black Licorice.


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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by cinemaniax7 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:26 am

Volante wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:54 pm
Buttered Popcorn is the top Jelly Belly flavor (according to Candy Store dot com), knocking last year's winner (?!) Black Licorice (?!?!) down to second. I'm ambivalent about Buttered Popcorn; I've had worse...like Black Licorice.
I must confess that a Buttered Popcorn Jelly Belly has never failed to make me smile.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:59 am

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alas ... SKCN1GQ1S1
Norwegian [Joar Leifseth Ulsom] won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early on Wednesday, notching the third victory ever for his home country in the 46-year history of the annual 1,000-mile (1609-km) trek across Alaska’s wilderness.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by alietr » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:09 am

Volante wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:59 am
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alas ... SKCN1GQ1S1
Norwegian [Joar Leifseth Ulsom] won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early on Wednesday, notching the third victory ever for his home country in the 46-year history of the annual 1,000-mile (1609-km) trek across Alaska’s wilderness.
Jeez. First they clean up in the Olympics, now they're winning our home-grown sports. What's next, they're going to start immigrating here?

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alietr wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:09 am
Volante wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:59 am
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alas ... SKCN1GQ1S1
Norwegian [Joar Leifseth Ulsom] won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early on Wednesday, notching the third victory ever for his home country in the 46-year history of the annual 1,000-mile (1609-km) trek across Alaska’s wilderness.
Jeez. First they clean up in the Olympics, now they're winning our home-grown sports. What's next, they're going to start immigrating here?
I say let them come, I think America has plenty of room for lots of good people from the great land of Norwegia.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:06 pm

The latest issue of TV Guide has a lot about upcoming new shows.  I'm guessing on a few that might be relevant down the road.

The Terror on AMC based on book by Dan Simmons - icebound ships in an arctic wasteland

Barry on HBO starring Bill Hader as a hit man getting in an acting class with Henry Winkler as the teacher

The Dangerous Book for Boys on Amazon based on Conn & Hal Iggulden's advice manual

Trust on FX with Donald Sutherland playing John Paul Getty Sr. (the role Christopher Plummer played in All the Money in the World

Station 19 on ABC, a spin-off of Grey's Anatomy

Genius: Picasso on National Geographic with Antonio Banderas in the lead as older Picasso (Season 1 of Genius was Einstein)

Nicolette Sheridan will play Alexis Carrington (Joan Collins player her in original) on CW's recent re-boot of Dynasty

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Post by Blue Lion » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:14 am

Michael May, a Jamaican artist better known as Flourgon, has filed a $300 million copyright infringement suit against Miley Cyrus. May alleges that Cyrus copied the lyrics of the song "We Run Things" in her 2013 hit song "We Can't Stop".

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by billiej » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:49 am

Volante wrote:
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Stephen Hawking has died on Pi day.
https://gizmodo.com/physicist-stephen-h ... 1823754958
And Einstein's birthday.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:23 pm

Snoop Dogg album: Bible of Love

Alicia Vikander playing Lara Croft in Tomb Raider

New Mexico's "Chile Capital of the World" license plate is winner of America's Best License Plate Award for 2017.

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Alan Cumming stars on CBS show Instinct and according to CBS he plays the first openly gay lead on a network TV drama

Family Guy this Sunday is airing an episode "Send in Stewie, Please" with no commercials, Sir Ian McKellen playing a therapist, and promising some big reveal about Stewie.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:32 pm

I've seen enough: SHRED!

University of Virginia became the first #1 seed to lose to a #16 seed - University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:36 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:32 pm
I've seen enough: SHRED!

University of Virginia became the first #1 seed to lose to a #16 seed - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
74-54. Not a close game where the higher seed let a lower team hang around and were stunned at the buzzer, a straight-up ass whuppin'.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:07 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:32 pm
I've seen enough: SHRED!

University of Virginia became the first #1 seed to lose to a #16 seed - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
For those that don't follow the NCAA...or whatever (see: Volante) here's some perspective:
https://deadspin.com/16-beats-1-umbc-sh ... 1823851902
The tournament adopted the 64-team 1-16 seeding system in 1985. Until tonight, 16-seeds were 0-135 in the men’s tournament.
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Only five 16-vs-1 games have ever had a final score within five points in NCAA tournament history.

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Post by triviawayne » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:40 am

Volante wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:07 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:32 pm
I've seen enough: SHRED!

University of Virginia became the first #1 seed to lose to a #16 seed - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
For those that don't follow the NCAA...or whatever (see: Volante) here's some perspective:
https://deadspin.com/16-beats-1-umbc-sh ... 1823851902
The tournament adopted the 64-team 1-16 seeding system in 1985. Until tonight, 16-seeds were 0-135 in the men’s tournament.
...
Only five 16-vs-1 games have ever had a final score within five points in NCAA tournament history.

TIL Villanova was not a #16 seed in 1985, apparently they were #8
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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Blue Lion » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:59 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:32 pm
I've seen enough: SHRED!

University of Virginia became the first #1 seed to lose to a #16 seed - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
It happened in the 1998 women's tournament: #16 seed Harvard beat #1 Stanford in the first round. http://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/03/umbc-vi ... o-the-club

That game probably also set a record for the highest-ever combined SAT scores by the two competing teams.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by 9021amyers » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:29 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:32 pm
I've seen enough: SHRED!

University of Virginia became the first #1 seed to lose to a #16 seed - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Virginia already held the dubious honor of being on the losing end of the biggest upset in college basketball history: while ranked as the #1 team in the country in December 1982, the Cavaliers lost to Chaminade, then an NAIA program.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Bamaman » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:26 pm

Penn State wins the NCAA wrestling championship for the seventh time in eight years.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:24 am

Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, is dead at 45.
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He is survived by a daughter and granddaughter.

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