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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:27 pm

A friend shared with me this story about Candy Land board game celebrating 70 years: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ ... nd/594424/

Not that the J! writers would want to venture beyond Scrabble, Life and Monopoly.

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Egan Bernal of Colombia won the Tour de France at age 22 for a double play of youngest since WWII and first from South America.

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If the J! writers want to do a match the athlete & sport before the 2020 Olympics the USA Today featured these potential American stars:

Caroline Marks - surfing (debut sport)
Morgan Hurd - gymnastics - she wears eyeglasses
Brighton Zeuner - skateboarding (debut sport with park & street events)
Michael Andrew - swimming
Kanak Jha - table tennis
Rachel Garcia - softball (returning sport) - she was on champion UCLA team
CJ Cummings - weightlifting
Delaney Schnell - diving
Margo Hayes - climbing (debut sport with three disciplines of bouldering, speed and lead)
Noah Lyles - 100m & 200m sprints in track & field
Sydney McLaughlin - 400m hurdles
Tom Schaar - skateboarding (park)
Josh Sargent & Andi Sullivan - soccer
Daton Fix - wrestling

Already a star with relay medals in Rio:
Caleb Dressel -swimming

It's possible none of the Olympics names appear in clues until S37 though never too early to give them a mention anyway.
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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by OrangeSAM » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:18 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:27 pm

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Eddie Bernal of Colombia won the Tour de France at age 22 for a double play of youngest since WWII and first from South America.

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I've only seen the name as "Egan Bernal".
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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:34 am

OrangeSAM wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:18 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:27 pm

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Eddie Bernal of Colombia won the Tour de France at age 22 for a double play of youngest since WWII and first from South America.

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I've only seen the name as "Egan Bernal".
Yes, Egan. A double error as the snippet I saw also mentioned Merckx and he is Eddy. I will fix my post. Thank you.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

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Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:44 pm
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Former London mayor Boris Johnson will become the new prime minister of the United Kingdom after winning the Conservative party leadership race. Johnson replaces Theresa May, who will step down on Wednesday.

In a 2012 interview with David Letterman, Johnson was asked if he might one day become prime minister. Johnson quipped, “I’ve about as much chance of being reincarnated as an olive.”
Wilson is no long the only surname shared by a UK PM and a US Pres. (Harold and Andrew/Lyndon.)

Andrew Bonar Law is no longer the only UK PM born outside the UK. (ABL was born in Canada, BJ was born in New York.)
One more. Boris Johnson is the 14th Prime Minister of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. This ties the record previously held by George III. Source:

https://twitter.com/AmIRightSir/status/ ... 8267013120

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Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:40 pm
One more. Boris Johnson is the 14th Prime Minister of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. This ties the record previously held by George III. Source:

https://twitter.com/AmIRightSir/status/ ... 8267013120
So there are six other Prime Ministers who were born during the reign of the same Monarch who reigned when they were appointed Prime Minister.

I know three of them definitely. Theresa May, David Cameron, and William Pitt the Younger.

My best guesses for the other three are Earl of Liverpool(Succeeded Spencer Perceval and the final prime minister who served under George III), Earl of Rosebery(Served in the 1890's under Victoria), and Marquess of Salisbury(The final Prime Minister under Queen Victoria.).

EDIT: I seem to recall that Spencer Perceval was pretty young when he was assassinated. So he could be one of those seven.
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Post by cinemaniax7 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:14 pm

Broadway director and producer Hal Prince, whose work changed the course of musical theater in the twentieth century, has died at the age of 91. Prince directed such landmark musicals as Cabaret, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Sweeney Todd, and Company.

As a producer, he brought to the stage such enduring shows as West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Hal Prince received a record 21 Tony Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the National Medal of Arts.

On a side note, Prince was the basis for John Lithgow’s character in Bob Fosse’s film All That Jazz.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:49 pm

Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti has died at the age of 78. Buoniconti was a leader of the famed "No-Name Defense" that helped the Miami Dolphins win Super Bowl VII, capping off the NFL's first and only undefeated season (1973).

A six-time AFL All-Star and two-time Pro Bowler, Buoniconti began his professional career with the Boston Patriots before joining the Dolphins. He is a member of both the Patriots Hall of Fame and the Dolphins Honor Roll. He is also a member of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Buoniconti went public later in life about his struggles with dementia, and in 2017 he pledged to posthumously donate his brain to CTE research. Doctors confirmed that Buoniconti had brain issues possibly related to his football career, but they would not state publicly that he had CTE, as the diagnosis is not currently possible prior to death.

Buoniconti was also captain of the 1961 Notre Dame football team.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:57 pm

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Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:49 pm
Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti has died at the age of 78. Buoniconti was a leader of the famed "No-Name Defense" that helped the Miami Dolphins win Super Bowl VII, capping off the NFL's first and only undefeated season (1973).
Sounds like somebody forgot the first rule of No-Name Defense.

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The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft as the new Ambassador to the UN. The position has been vacant for 8 months following the resignation last year of Nikki Haley.

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The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft as the new Ambassador to the UN. The position has been vacant for 8 months following the resignation last year of Nikki Haley.
Which means there is no US ambassador to Canada now, not there was much of a presence before. I think she'll be happier in New York: according to wikipedia, she took 128 round-trip flights to the US from Canada in her 15 month tenure as ambassador here.

Her husband is a billionaire coal-mining executive.

Sorry... veering into politics on this thread. I'll stop with these facts and not opine on them.

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boson wrote:
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Her husband is a billionaire coal-mining executive.
You listed the sum total of her qualifications.

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Post by CasketRomance » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:09 pm

boson wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:48 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:51 am
The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft as the new Ambassador to the UN. The position has been vacant for 8 months following the resignation last year of Nikki Haley.
Which means there is no US ambassador to Canada now, not there was much of a presence before. I think she'll be happier in New York: according to wikipedia, she took 128 round-trip flights to the US from Canada in her 15 month tenure as ambassador here.

Her husband is a billionaire coal-mining executive.

Sorry... veering into politics on this thread. I'll stop with these facts and not opine on them.
that is insane...that is over 2 times a week

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Post by alietr » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:19 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:09 pm
boson wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:48 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:51 am
The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft as the new Ambassador to the UN. The position has been vacant for 8 months following the resignation last year of Nikki Haley.
Which means there is no US ambassador to Canada now, not there was much of a presence before. I think she'll be happier in New York: according to wikipedia, she took 128 round-trip flights to the US from Canada in her 15 month tenure as ambassador here.

Her husband is a billionaire coal-mining executive.

Sorry... veering into politics on this thread. I'll stop with these facts and not opine on them.
that is insane...that is over 2 times a week
If only they'd gotten her hooked on Tim Horton donuts ...

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Post by alietr » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:08 am

Nobel laureate novelist Toni Morrison has died at 88.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:51 am

The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees will play a 2020 regular season game at the site where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed. It will be the first Major League Baseball game ever played in Iowa.

MLB will build a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark at the Dyersville, Iowa, site for the game. The plan is for a pathway through a cornfield to take fans to the ballpark, which will overlook the actual movie location. The right field wall will include windows to show the cornfields beyond the ballpark.

In the 1989 movie, Kevin Costner's character plows under a portion of his cornfield to build a baseball field. When he does, players from the disgraced 1919 White Sox team emerge from the corn to play baseball once more.

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Post by alietr » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:55 am

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:51 am
The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees will play a 2020 regular season game at the site where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed. It will be the first Major League Baseball game ever played in Iowa.

MLB will build a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark at the Dyersville, Iowa, site for the game. The plan is for a pathway through a cornfield to take fans to the ballpark, which will overlook the actual movie location. The right field wall will include windows to show the cornfields beyond the ballpark.

In the 1989 movie, Kevin Costner's character plows under a portion of his cornfield to build a baseball field. When he does, players from the disgraced 1919 White Sox team emerge from the corn to play baseball once more.
I'd always wanted to visit there, but when I read up on it, the consensus seemed to be that it is underwhelming, ticky-tacky, and there are basically two groups fighting over it. So I haven't bothered trying to get there.

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Post by trainman » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:41 am

alietr wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:55 am
I'd always wanted to visit there, but when I read up on it, the consensus seemed to be that it is underwhelming, ticky-tacky, and there are basically two groups fighting over it. So I haven't bothered trying to get there.
I wouldn't take a special trip all the way to Iowa for it, but if you're in the area anyway (I was in Dubuque for a wedding), it's a neat little place to stop over.

(I should have been a little further back in the corn for this photo.)

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:59 pm

Peter Fonda died this week at the age of 79. He became something of a counterculture icon when he co-wrote, produced, and starred in the 1969 road movie Easy Rider. Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern were Oscar nominated for their Easy Rider screenplay.

He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1997 drama Ulee’s Gold. Otherwise, his acting career was largely undistinguished, with roles in such movies such as The Wild Angels, Futureworld, Cannonball Run, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, Escape from L.A., Ghost Rider, and Wild Hogs. Fonda did make a memorable appearance in the well-received 1999 thriller The Limey.

Fonda was the only son of acting legend Henry Fonda, and Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda was his sister.

His daughter, actress Bridget Fonda, is married to film composer (and Oingo-Boingo founder) Danny Elfman.

Peter Fonda's 1998 autobiography was memorably titled Don’t Tell Dad: A Memoir.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:16 am

FWIW, TMZ is reporting that Jay-Z will soon acquire a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team, which would make him the first black team owner in league history. Earlier in the week, Jay-Z’s company, Roc Nation, struck a deal with the NFL encompassing entertainment and social justice.

Jay-Z previously owned a stake in the NBA’s (then) New Jersey Nets, which he purchased in 2004 for $1 million and sold nine years later for $2.35 million.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:54 pm

The new James Bond movie has a title:
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Ain't Got Time to Bleed No Time to Die, coming April of 2020.

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