2019 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:34 pm

teapot37 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:14 am
The Toronto Raptors win the 2019 NBA Championship over the Golden State Warriors 4 games to 2.

This is the first championship for the franchise, and the first title for a Canadian team in one of the Big 4 sports leagues (NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL) since the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in October 1993. (The last Canadian team team to win the Stanley Cup in the NHL was the Montreal Canadiens in June 1993. There are no Canadian NFL teams.)
Interestingly enough, the announcement of an NBA franchise coming to Toronto happened in November 1993.

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Post by earendel » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:30 am

For the first time in its history the Tour de France will start in Denmark.
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."

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Post by Volante » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 pm

Gloria Vanderbilt, of those Vanderbilts, has died. She's the mother of CNN's Anderson Cooper.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peop ... SKCN1TI1RN

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Post by Volante » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:28 pm

The tree, a Monterey Cypress, that helped inspired Dr. Seuss's The Lorax has died
https://earther.gizmodo.com/tree-believ ... 1835579407

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:57 pm

A road-gray Yankees jersey that was worn by Babe Ruth sold for $5.64 million at an auction at Yankee Stadium, making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/m ... 466786001/

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Post by CasketRomance » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:05 pm

earendel wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:30 am
For the first time in its history the Tour de France will start in Denmark.
add the year to your post...2021

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Post by Woof » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:19 pm

Mohammed Morsi, the first democratically elected President in the history of Egypt, died today while in court.

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Post by Volante » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:00 pm

2020 Hollywood Walk of Fame class announced
http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/press
In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Mahershala Ali, Batman, Ruth E. Carter, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Hemsworth, Spike Lee, Julia Roberts, Octavia Spencer and Lina Wertmüller

In the category of TELEVISION: Christina Applegate, Andy Cohen, Cindy Crawford, Terry Crews, Harry Friedman, Kathie Lee Gifford, Nigel Lythgoe, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Ward, Wendy Williams, Dr. Phil McGraw and Andy Kaufman (Posthumous)

In the category of RECORDING: Elvis Costello, Sir Lucian Grainge, Billy Idol, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Alicia Keys, Andy Madadian, Mo Ostin, Bobby Rydell, Alejandro Sanz, Tanya Tucker and Muddy Waters (Posthumous)

In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Dave Chappelle and Billy Porter

In the category of RADIO: Susan Stamberg

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Post by CasketRomance » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:29 am

Volante wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:00 pm
2020 Hollywood Walk of Fame class announced
http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/press
In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Mahershala Ali, Batman, Ruth E. Carter, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Hemsworth, Spike Lee, Julia Roberts, Octavia Spencer and Lina Wertmüller

In the category of TELEVISION: Christina Applegate, Andy Cohen, Cindy Crawford, Terry Crews, Harry Friedman, Kathie Lee Gifford, Nigel Lythgoe, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Ward, Wendy Williams, Dr. Phil McGraw and Andy Kaufman (Posthumous)

In the category of RECORDING: Elvis Costello, Sir Lucian Grainge, Billy Idol, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Alicia Keys, Andy Madadian, Mo Ostin, Bobby Rydell, Alejandro Sanz, Tanya Tucker and Muddy Waters (Posthumous)

In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Dave Chappelle and Billy Porter

In the category of RADIO: Susan Stamberg
some of them are only getting stars now? seems that a lot of them should have had them years ago...or did they finally cave and decide to pay the absurd fee to have one?

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Post by Volante » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:53 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:29 am
Volante wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:00 pm
2020 Hollywood Walk of Fame class announced
http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/press
In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Mahershala Ali, Batman, Ruth E. Carter, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Hemsworth, Spike Lee, Julia Roberts, Octavia Spencer and Lina Wertmüller

In the category of TELEVISION: Christina Applegate, Andy Cohen, Cindy Crawford, Terry Crews, Harry Friedman, Kathie Lee Gifford, Nigel Lythgoe, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Ward, Wendy Williams, Dr. Phil McGraw and Andy Kaufman (Posthumous)

In the category of RECORDING: Elvis Costello, Sir Lucian Grainge, Billy Idol, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Alicia Keys, Andy Madadian, Mo Ostin, Bobby Rydell, Alejandro Sanz, Tanya Tucker and Muddy Waters (Posthumous)

In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Dave Chappelle and Billy Porter

In the category of RADIO: Susan Stamberg
some of them are only getting stars now? seems that a lot of them should have had them years ago...or did they finally cave and decide to pay the absurd fee to have one?
The latter (or the studio finally caved; sometimes these double as promotional events. Expect Robert Pattinson to be there for the Batman one for example.).

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Post by earendel » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:06 am

Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo are chosen as co-hosts for the 2026 Winter Olympics & Paralympic Games.
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."

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Post by davey » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:15 am

earendel wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:06 am
Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo are chosen as co-hosts for the 2026 Winter Olympics & Paralympic Games.
I have to admit my first thought was Who are they? Italian celebrity couple...?? :oops:

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Post by Volante » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:34 am

davey wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:15 am
earendel wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:06 am
Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo are chosen as co-hosts for the 2026 Winter Olympics & Paralympic Games.
I have to admit my first thought was Who are they? Italian celebrity couple...?? :oops:
*flips office chair into recliner mode* I'll allow it. :lol:

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Post by Volante » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:36 pm

Coming soon to replace the video game battle royales: Auto Chess
https://kotaku.com/a-guide-to-auto-ches ... 1835820155

J! might stick to a very simple 'Chess' TOM, LL next season will likely ask for whatever flavor becomes the runaway hit.

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Post by Bamaman » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:23 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:29 am
Volante wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:00 pm
2020 Hollywood Walk of Fame class announced
http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/press
In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Mahershala Ali, Batman, Ruth E. Carter, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Hemsworth, Spike Lee, Julia Roberts, Octavia Spencer and Lina Wertmüller

In the category of TELEVISION: Christina Applegate, Andy Cohen, Cindy Crawford, Terry Crews, Harry Friedman, Kathie Lee Gifford, Nigel Lythgoe, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Ward, Wendy Williams, Dr. Phil McGraw and Andy Kaufman (Posthumous)

In the category of RECORDING: Elvis Costello, Sir Lucian Grainge, Billy Idol, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Alicia Keys, Andy Madadian, Mo Ostin, Bobby Rydell, Alejandro Sanz, Tanya Tucker and Muddy Waters (Posthumous)

In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Dave Chappelle and Billy Porter

In the category of RADIO: Susan Stamberg
some of them are only getting stars now? seems that a lot of them should have had them years ago...or did they finally cave and decide to pay the absurd fee to have one?
Carrie Fisher’s brother is trying to get a star for her to replace the one for Donald Trump.

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Post by MtlMike » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:18 am

The NBA MVP for the 2018-2019 season is Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. He is only the 2nd European player to win the award (Dirk Nowitzki).

Question: during my limited viewing of NBA games (mostly the Raptors' playoff run), he was usually referred to as simply "Giannis". Do you think that would be acceptable as a response or would the judges require the last name?

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Post by Volante » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:13 pm

MtlMike wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:18 am
The NBA MVP for the 2018-2019 season is Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. He is only the 2nd European player to win the award (Dirk Nowitzki).

Question: during my limited viewing of NBA games (mostly the Raptors' playoff run), he was usually referred to as simply "Giannis". Do you think that would be acceptable as a response or would the judges require the last name?
Additionally, Luca Doncic (Dallas Mavericks, Slovenia) is Rookie of the Year, also the 2nd European player. (Pau Gasol)

I'd imagine Giannis is acceptable, but I sorta want both to be TSes so we get to hear Alex pronounce both names in full.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:37 pm

Aaron Hicks.

Yeah, who's that? Who cares?

The Yankee CF hit the first MLB home run in Europe.

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Post by CasketRomance » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:46 pm

Volante wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:13 pm
MtlMike wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:18 am
The NBA MVP for the 2018-2019 season is Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. He is only the 2nd European player to win the award (Dirk Nowitzki).

Question: during my limited viewing of NBA games (mostly the Raptors' playoff run), he was usually referred to as simply "Giannis". Do you think that would be acceptable as a response or would the judges require the last name?
Additionally, Luca Doncic (Dallas Mavericks, Slovenia) is Rookie of the Year, also the 2nd European player. (Pau Gasol)

I'd imagine Giannis is acceptable, but I sorta want both to be TSes so we get to hear Alex pronounce both names in full.
wonder if "greek freak" would be acceptable if he ever came up on jeopardy...it is an acceptable answer on every online trivia quiz i have done

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Post by CasketRomance » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:47 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:37 pm
Aaron Hicks.

Yeah, who's that? Who cares?

The Yankee CF hit the first MLB home run in Europe.
switch hitter....usually good value when playing daily fantasy sports...not having the best of years this year though

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