2019 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:55 pm

Because they ask about these things...

A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez) and Jenny from the Block (Jennifer Lopez) are engaged (Clue chance: guaranteed)
https://jezebel.com/j-rods-getting-hitched-1833188402

Chance the Rapper married Kirsten Corley (Clue chance: very low, probably will just for Chance)
https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/chance ... 1833200695

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:56 pm

Upcoming books:

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris
Fail; or Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson
The Girl Who Lived Twice: A Lisbeth Salander Novel by David Lagercrantz

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:13 pm

9021amyers wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:12 pm
Six-time All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper will sign with the Philadelphia Phillies in a $330 million deal, the most lucrative contract in MLB history. (Manny Machado, who signed with the San Diego Padres a couple of weeks ago, will earn more per season of his deal, though.)
Well that didn't last
https://deadspin.com/report-mike-trout- ... 1833404331
ESPN’s Jeff Passan is reporting that the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout are finalizing a contract extension worth $430 million over 12 years. This deal would become the richest in American pro sports history.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:17 pm

https://gizmodo.com/soap-bubble-theoris ... 1833403256
Karen Uhlenbeck from the University of Texas at Austin has been awarded the 2019 Abel Prize—regarded as one of the highest accolades in mathematics. She is now the first woman to receive the illustrious award.

“Her theories have revolutionized our understanding of minimal surfaces, such as those formed by soap bubbles, and more general minimization problems in higher dimensions,”
"Soap bubble" will probably be the Pavlov here.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by 9021amyers » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:03 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:13 pm
9021amyers wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:12 pm
Six-time All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper will sign with the Philadelphia Phillies in a $330 million deal, the most lucrative contract in MLB history. (Manny Machado, who signed with the San Diego Padres a couple of weeks ago, will earn more per season of his deal, though.)
Well that didn't last
https://deadspin.com/report-mike-trout- ... 1833404331
ESPN’s Jeff Passan is reporting that the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout are finalizing a contract extension worth $430 million over 12 years. This deal would become the richest in American pro sports history.
I wanted to say something along the lines of, “...until Mike Trout is up for a new contract,” at the end of that post. The Angels must not have wanted to wait that long.

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