2019 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Woof » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:27 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:39 pm
In late 2018 news (didn't feel like bumping the old thread), Burundi has moved its political capital city from the easily-remembered Bujumbura to the less-stickily-named Gitega. Bujumbura remains the economic capital.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -to-gitega
Yikes! Another country to add to the list of split capitals.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:29 pm

Woof wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:27 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:39 pm
In late 2018 news (didn't feel like bumping the old thread), Burundi has moved its political capital city from the easily-remembered Bujumbura to the less-stickily-named Gitega. Bujumbura remains the economic capital.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -to-gitega
Yikes! Another country to add to the list of split capitals.
South Africa and Bolivia are the other two that come to mind. Are there more?

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by alietr » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:32 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Woof wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:27 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:39 pm
In late 2018 news (didn't feel like bumping the old thread), Burundi has moved its political capital city from the easily-remembered Bujumbura to the less-stickily-named Gitega. Bujumbura remains the economic capital.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -to-gitega
Yikes! Another country to add to the list of split capitals.
South Africa and Bolivia are the other two that come to mind. Are there more?
Croatia. Oh, wait, Zagreb is the capital.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by triviawayne » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:27 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Woof wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:27 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:39 pm
In late 2018 news (didn't feel like bumping the old thread), Burundi has moved its political capital city from the easily-remembered Bujumbura to the less-stickily-named Gitega. Bujumbura remains the economic capital.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -to-gitega
Yikes! Another country to add to the list of split capitals.
South Africa and Bolivia are the other two that come to mind. Are there more?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... e_capitals
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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Bamaman » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:39 am

Clemson beats Alabama 44-16 to win the national championship.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:55 am

Bamaman wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:39 am
Clemson beats Alabama 44-16 to win the national championship.
Ranking tomorrow:
Clemson
Alabama
Ohio St.

or
Clemson
Ohio St.
Alabama

Oklahoma, Georgia and Notre Dame can all go...

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Bamaman » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:32 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:55 am
Bamaman wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:39 am
Clemson beats Alabama 44-16 to win the national championship.
Ranking tomorrow:
Clemson
Alabama
Ohio St.

or
Clemson
Ohio St.
Alabama

Oklahoma, Georgia and Notre Dame can all go...
They played the worst I have seen under Saban but I think they are still #2.

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Post by earendel » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:33 am

Surprised these haven't been listed.

January 3 - China lands the Chang'e 4 spacecraft on the far side of the moon

January 5 - Bartholomew I, ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople, recognizes the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and grants it self-governance
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."

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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:12 pm

Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle: LiveWire ($29,799)

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Post by alietr » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:39 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle: LiveWire ($29,799)
But then how will motorcyclists make all of that obnoxious noise?

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Post by Woof » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:49 pm

alietr wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:39 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle: LiveWire ($29,799)
But then how will motorcyclists make all of that obnoxious noise?
They can always fix a card in the spokes with a clothes pin :mrgreen:

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Post by Volante » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:51 pm

MacKenzie Bezos is back on the market! And I suppose that means her now ex-husband Jeff is too...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46814557
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are to divorce after a 25-year marriage.
...
Jeff Bezos, 54, who founded Amazon, is the world's wealthiest man according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, with an estimated wealth of $137bn, some $45bn ahead of Bill Gates.

The 48-year-old MacKenzie Bezos is a novelist, the author of The Testing of Luther Albright (2005) and Traps (2013).

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Post by Volante » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:49 pm

Andy Murray is retiring from tennis this year. His plan is after Wimbledon, though his hip may have other ideas.

https://deadspin.com/andy-murray-will-r ... 1831657906
An emotional Andy Murray used a press conference Thursday ahead of the Australian Open to announce that the remainder of his tennis career will come down to hoping his bum hip holds out long enough for him to retire from tennis on his own terms, six months from now, after Wimbledon.

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Post by Blue Lion » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:41 pm

Legendary Broadway actress Carol Channing has died. She was 97. Channing came to prominence by playing showgirl Lorelei Lee in the musical Gentleman Prefer Blondes. She is best known for playing Dolly Levi in the musical Hello, Dolly! She also was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing Muzzy Van Hossmere in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/15/entertai ... index.html

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Post by ouachiouat » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:10 pm

Someone's gotta post it, so it may as well be me....

A new record for the most-liked photo on Instagram has just been set by a picture of an egg. Just a plain brown egg. As of this post, it has over 43.5 million likes, easily more than doubling the previous record of 18+ million.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/styl ... LXbHRYQuif

https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/0 ... ternet.amp

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Post by RJRouge » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:02 am

ouachiouat wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Someone's gotta post it, so it may as well be me....

A new record for the most-liked photo on Instagram has just been set by a picture of an egg. Just a plain brown egg. As of this post, it has over 43.5 million likes, easily more than doubling the previous record of 18+ million.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/styl ... LXbHRYQuif

https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/0 ... ternet.amp
That egg has more use than Kylie Jenner ever will.

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Post by Blue Lion » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:07 am

RJRouge wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:02 am
ouachiouat wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Someone's gotta post it, so it may as well be me....

A new record for the most-liked photo on Instagram has just been set by a picture of an egg. Just a plain brown egg. As of this post, it has over 43.5 million likes, easily more than doubling the previous record of 18+ million.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/styl ... LXbHRYQuif

https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/0 ... ternet.amp
That egg has more use than Kylie Jenner ever will.
Would you accept a friendly amendment: substitute "the entire Kardashian-Jenner extended family" for "Kylie Jenner"?

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by RJRouge » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:29 am

Blue Lion wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:07 am
RJRouge wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:02 am
ouachiouat wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Someone's gotta post it, so it may as well be me....

A new record for the most-liked photo on Instagram has just been set by a picture of an egg. Just a plain brown egg. As of this post, it has over 43.5 million likes, easily more than doubling the previous record of 18+ million.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/styl ... LXbHRYQuif

https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/0 ... ternet.amp
That egg has more use than Kylie Jenner ever will.
Would you accept a friendly amendment: substitute "the entire Kardashian-Jenner extended family" for "Kylie Jenner"?
While I certainly agree, the only reason I used her specifically is because she was the previous "record-holder."

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:22 pm

Lifetime movie: Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

Christina Ricci starring as Nellie Bly

No J! clue about Bly since March 2017 so she is overdue.

Nellie Bly born as Elizabeth Cochran.
She went undercover (1887) at Women’s Lunatic Asylum on New York’s Blackwell’s island working for New York World (under Joseph Pulitzer) newspaper.
In 1889 Nellie Bly completed an around-the-world journey inspired by Verne's fictional Fogg.

Blackwell's Island called Welfare Island 1921-1973
Renamed Roosevelt Island in 1973

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Post by morbeedo » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:19 am

‘Roma’ and ‘The Favourite’ Lead Oscar Nominations With 10 Each

First Best Picture nomination for streaming-service Netflix for 'Roma'

Will Gaga deny Glenn her elusive first Oscar?!
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