2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:28 pm

Leftist populist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (commonly referred to by initials AMLO) has won the Mexican presidential election.

https://www.ft.com/content/367c00ce-7c8 ... daf11b720d
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Post by Volante » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:44 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:28 pm
Leftist populist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (commonly referred to by initials AMLO) has won the Mexican presidential election.

https://www.ft.com/content/367c00ce-7c8 ... daf11b720d
To add to that, Mexico City elected it's first female and first Jewish mayor: Claudia Sheinbaum. She's also a member of AMLO's party, Morena.
https://jezebel.com/mexico-city-will-el ... 1827276490

One bit of trivia about AMLO, he was the runner up for Mexico's presidency in both 2006 and 2012.

Also, you better accept AMLO as a response if you ask about him, TPTB!

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Blue Lion » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:45 am

badgerfellow wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Joe Jackson has passed away: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/entertai ... index.html
Not to be confused with the guy who recorded "Stepping Out" (1982). Or the shoeless member of the Black Sox.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by cinemaniax7 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:35 am

Blue Lion wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:45 am
badgerfellow wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Joe Jackson has passed away: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/entertai ... index.html
Not to be confused with the guy who recorded "Stepping Out" (1982). Or the shoeless member of the Black Sox.
Also not to be confused with J. J. Jackson, whose single "But It's Alright" hit the charts in both 1966 and 1969 and was later covered by Huey Lewis and the News.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:38 pm

Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the EPA
Acting replacement is Andrew Wheeler

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN1JV2UH

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:04 pm

Travis Pastrana: 3/3 (cars/buses/fountain)

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Post by Volante » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:04 pm
Travis Pastrana: 3/3 (cars/buses/fountain)
To expand on that... https://jalopnik.com/travis-pastrana-la ... 1827433656
Over 400 feet of total jumps have been completed by Travis Pastrana [Sunday] in Las Vegas: one jump over 52 cars, one jump over 16 buses, and one jump over the fountain in front of Caesars Palace hotel and casino—breaking three of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel’s most insane records.

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Post by Blue Lion » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:44 pm

Actor Tab Hunter died at age 86. He is known for playing Danny Forrester in Leon Uris's Battle Cry and Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees. He also had a Billboard #1 hit, "Young Love" (1957). Later in his career, Hunter appeared opposite Divine in two of John Waters' films. J.J. Abrams' company is producing a film, Tab & Tony, about Hunter's clandestine relationship with Anthony Perkins during the 1950s.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 86-1057871

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to play for Juventus, a club based in Turin, Italy. Ronaldo leaves as Real Madrid's all-time leading goal scorer. He has won the Ballon d'Or award--given to the best player in the world--five times, four with Real Madrid.

http://www.espn.com/soccer/soccer-trans ... r-transfer
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Post by Volante » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:23 pm

I'd make the flash card but not yet add it to rotation.

Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to replace Anthony Kennedy on SCOTUS
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44775078

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:20 pm

Thanks to his new album Scorpion, Drake has 7 of the songs in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, including the number one "Nice for What". This beats the Beatles 1964 record of 5 of the top 10, but their 5 held positions 1-5, a feat which has not been repeated since.

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Post by Volante » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:39 pm

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-foot ... SKBN1K005C
The sale of the Carolina Panthers from founder Jerry Richardson to new owner David Tepper is complete, the team announced on Monday.
I wouldn't expect J! to ask anything harder than spotting you Richardson and Tepper (along with -sold NFL team-) to come up with Panthers. The last NFL team to be sold was the Bills after Ralph Wilson's estate unloaded it in 2014.

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Post by alietr » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:45 am

Volante wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:39 pm
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-foot ... SKBN1K005C
The sale of the Carolina Panthers from founder Jerry Richardson to new owner David Tepper is complete, the team announced on Monday.
I wouldn't expect J! to ask anything harder than spotting you Richardson and Tepper (along with -sold NFL team-) to come up with Panthers. The last NFL team to be sold was the Bills after Ralph Wilson's estate unloaded it in 2014.
Go Tepper!

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by John Boy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:45 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
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.
I wonder if they just got tired of all the jokes about the one-legged waitress named Eileen.

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Post by John Boy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:49 pm

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Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:34 am
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44559261
Koko the gorilla, who is said to have been able to communicate by using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46.
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The gorilla...could understand 2,000 words of spoken English.
Better than my brother-in-law....

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Post by Volante » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:39 pm

John Boy wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:45 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
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.
I wonder if they just got tired of all the jokes about the one-legged waitress named Eileen.
Turned out to be some New Coke gimmick anyway and it's back to IHOP. :roll:

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:24 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:39 pm
John Boy wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:45 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
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.
I wonder if they just got tired of all the jokes about the one-legged waitress named Eileen.
Turned out to be some New Coke gimmick anyway and it's back to IHOP. :roll:
Those burgers were pretty good though.

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Post by Volante » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:15 pm

Finally, Reuters. I knew you wouldn't embed the Instagram photo.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peop ... SKBN1K12EX
Rapper Cardi B has given birth to her first child, a baby girl, with her rapper husband Offset

The parents named the child Kulture Kiari Cephus

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by 9021amyers » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:41 pm

It’s not coming home.

Croatia (population: ~4 million) is the second-smallest country to reach a FIFA World Cup final (only Uruguay is smaller).

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:07 pm

J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith and featuring private detective Cormoran Strike:
The Cuckoo's Calling
The Silkworm
Career of Evil

Coming September 2018: Lethal White

TV series based on the first three books: Strike in the UK and C.B. Strike in the U.S. airing on Cinemax

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Following up on the above post for Croatia making the finals: Zagreb is last alphabetically for capitals and the kind of thing J! likes.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Is this guy looking for a third clue appearance?
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#7544, aired 2017-06-01 WHAT'S THE SCORE? $400: John Isner 70, Nicolas Mahut 68 in the 5th set of the longest match in the history of this sport
#7119, aired 2015-07-23 TODAY'S TENNIS STARS $1200: (I'm John Isner.) In June 2010 I won what was to that time the longest match in history--over 11 hours--in this Grand Slam tournament

22-22 in the 5th set (against South African Kevin Anderson) with Nadal & Djokovic still to come. I figure if I post about it then the first match will finally end.

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