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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Ironhorse » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:50 am

I wonder if it's sort of like when Google and Topeka, Kansas "switched names".
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Post by teapot37 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:51 am

Food and travel writer Anthony Bourdain was found dead by suicide at his hotel in France today. He was 61.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:59 am

Golden State Warriors sweep the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 to win the NBA championship. It's their second title in a row, and third in four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals, all against the Cavs. Kevin Durant was named Finals MVP for the second straight year.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:54 pm

13th:
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Justify is the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown.

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Post by Blue Lion » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:02 pm

Justify is also the second horse (the first was Seattle Slew) to win the Triple Crown while still undefeated.

In other news, I bet $10 on Vino Rosso at the local OTB parlor. First wager of any kind--including lottery tickets--I made all year.

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Post by teapot37 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:14 pm

Tony Awards:
The Band's Visit, about an Egyptian military band's accidental trip to a small Israeli village, wins 10 Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Actor (Tony Shalhoub) and Best Actress (Katrina Lenk).

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up Best Play along with 5 other Tonys, with Angels in America nabbing Best Revival of a Play, Best Lead Actor (Andrew Garfield) and Featured [i.e. Supporting] Actor (Nathan Lane). Once on This Island got Best Revival of a Musical.

Mean Girls and The Spongebob Squarepants Musical, lead nomination getters with 12 apiece, earned one award between them, for Scenic Design for Spongebob.
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Post by seaborgium » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:08 am

teapot37 wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:14 pm
Tony Awards:
The Band's Visit, about an Egyptian military band's accidental trip to a small Israeli village, wins 10 Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Actor (Tony Shalhoub) and Best Actress (Katrina Lenk).
One of the songs in that musical is titled "Omar Sharif." Omar Sharif's real last name was Chalhoub. (Unfortunately, Tony Shalhoub didn't sing it; it was a solo for Lenk's character, although my understanding is that his character is present when it's sung.)

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Post by 9021amyers » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:36 am

9021amyers wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:47 pm
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:55 am
IHOP is flipping the P and changing its name to IHOb with the announcement of the new name coming on June 11th.
My bet is on "Breakfast."
My bet is on “this is a stunt for a new promotional item, the name is not really changing, and everyone is a mark for taking it seriously.”
It’s the “International House of Burgers,” as the chain attempts to increase lunch and dinner traffic.

I should have written that down a week ago, placed it in a sealed envelope, and opened it when IHOP made an official announcement. I saw it coming right away.

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Post by davey » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:58 am

seaborgium wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:08 am
teapot37 wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:14 pm
Tony Awards:
The Band's Visit, about an Egyptian military band's accidental trip to a small Israeli village, wins 10 Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Actor (Tony Shalhoub) and Best Actress (Katrina Lenk).
One of the songs in that musical is titled "Omar Sharif." Omar Sharif's real last name was Chalhoub. (Unfortunately, Tony Shalhoub didn't sing it; it was a solo for Lenk's character, although my understanding is that his character is present when it's sung.)
It was the number they did on the Tony Awards. You could see one reason he won the award in Shalhoub's soulful reaction to her singing. In fact, his role as the bandleader has very little singing. People are saying it's the least "vocal" role for a winner since Thomas Mitchell (he of It's a Wonderful Life and so much else) won in 1953 for a non-singing role in a musical called Hazel Flagg.
Unfortunately Tony Shalhoub has already left the cast of The Band's Visit.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:10 pm

I'm surprised these are still available for posting:

North America with Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. will be the first 3-host nation of the World Cup in 2026.

Macedonia's new name is: Republic of North Macedonia

George H.W. Bush is the first U.S. President to turn 94

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Post by DBear » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:05 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
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George H.W. Bush is the first U.S. President to turn 94
Had to look that up. Surprised he is almost four months older than Jimmy Carter.

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Post by Volante » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:02 pm

Trash panda Raccoon climbs 23 story UBS Tower in St. Paul. World rejoices.

https://gizmodo.com/mpr-raccoon-reaches ... 1826789170

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Post by Volante » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:56 pm

London Breed has been elected the first African-American mayor of San Francisco.
https://www.theroot.com/its-official-lo ... 1826832004

Zoe Saldana is the first star to appear in two $2 Billion grossing (worldwide) movies (Avatar, Infinity War)
https://www.cinemablend.com/news/243566 ... -milestone

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:07 pm

Volante wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:56 pm
London Breed has been elected the first African-American mayor of San Francisco.
https://www.theroot.com/its-official-lo ... 1826832004
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Say What?

Willie Brown says add "woman."

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Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:25 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Volante wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:56 pm
London Breed has been elected the first African-American mayor of San Francisco.
https://www.theroot.com/its-official-lo ... 1826832004
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Say What?

Willie Brown says add "woman."
Willie Brown was never actually elected. He just started running the place. It took people a while to catch on and by then there wasn't much they could do about it. Fun fact. Not a lot of people know this.

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Post by Volante » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:14 pm

Stephen Hawking's ashes were laid to rest in Westminster Abbey between Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton in Scientist's Corner.
His memorial stone includes the equation "describing the entropy of a black hole."

https://twitter.com/wabbey/status/1007541126302175233

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Post by Blue Lion » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:48 am

A federal judge ruled that AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner does not violate federal antitrust laws. Next up: a contest between Disney and Comcast for the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/12/media/a ... index.html

Mentioned upthread: The Republic of Macedonia, which broke away from Yugoslavia, has signed an agreement with Greece under which it will change its name to "Republic of North Macedonia". Greece has a northern region called Macedonia.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ord-prespa

Golfer Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, with a final score of 1 over par. He becomes the first golfer to win back-to-back Opens since Curtis Strange in 1988-89.

https://www.si.com/golf/2018/06/17/broo ... cock-hills

The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/18/health/v ... index.html

Canada's Parliament has given final approval to a bill legalizing recreational marijuana. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that legal sales could begin as early as this October. Canada becomes the second country to legalize, Uruguay was the first.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cannabi ... -1.4713839
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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:23 pm

Beyonce and Jay-Z released a new album, their first joint work, Everything is Love
The video for 'Apeshit' was filmed in the Louvre.
It's a Tidal exclusive, so I suppose this is how Tidal plans to stay in operation...

https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/beyonc ... 1826893086

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Post by Volante » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:06 pm

Walgreens (WBA (Walgreens Boots Alliance)) will replace GE (GE) on the DJIA on June 26

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-walg ... SKBN1JF359

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:29 am

Volante wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Beyonce and Jay-Z released a new album, their first joint work, Everything is Love
The video for 'Apeshit' was filmed in the Louvre.
It's a Tidal exclusive, so I suppose this is how Tidal plans to stay in operation...

https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/beyonc ... 1826893086
Aaaand now it's on Apple Music and Spotify. We hardly knew ye, Tidal...

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