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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:24 pm
by Volante
Moar blockquoting. That said, all you probably need to know about this is "Aramco" or even just "Saudi Arabia" if they decide to put this in the top rows.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saud ... SKBN1XJ0IP
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi state oil giant Aramco will sell 0.5% of its shares to individual retail investors and the government will have a lockup period of a year on further share sales after the initial public offering, its prospectus said on Saturday.
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Sources have said the company could sell 1%-2% on the Saudi stock market in what could be the world’s largest listing.
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Aramco’s oil facilities were targeted on Sept. 14 in unprecedented attacks that temporarily shut 5.7 million barrels per day (bpd) of output - more than 5% of global oil supply.
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Bankers have told the Saudi government that investors will likely value the company at around $1.5 trillion, below the $2 trillion valuation touted by [Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman] when he first floated the idea of an IPO nearly four years ago.
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At the top valuation of $2 billion, Aramco could potentially raise $40 billion, topping the record-breaking $25 billion raised by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in 2014.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:23 pm
by Volante
Well, the President of Bolivia flashcard is going to need updating, but just use the white-out for now.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boli ... SKBN1XK07T
Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he would resign after the military called on him to step down and allies deserted him following weeks of protests over a disputed election that has roiled the South American nation.

Vice President Álvaro García Linera also resigned.

According to Bolivian law, in the absence of the president and vice president, the head of the Senate would take over provisionally.
But as to that last bit...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boli ... SKBN1XK0NU
LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivian Senate President Adriana Salvatierra announced her resignation on Sunday, shortly after President Evo Morales resigned following weeks of protests over his disputed victory in the Oct. 20 election.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:55 pm
by Bamaman
The owners of the Trump baby balloon took it to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Saturday due to the president attending the Alabama-LSU game. Someone then stabbed the balloon.

No, it wasn’t me.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:56 pm
by DBear
Space rock Ultima Thule renamed Arrokoth because Nazis.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:24 pm
by Volante
EGOT winner John Legend named People's Sexiest Man Alive, taking the title from Idris Elba (...which, wait, what, People Magazine? What about co-titles?)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peop ... SKBN1XN03G

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:26 pm
by CasketRomance
mike shildt (st louis cardinals) becomes the first manager to win the manager of the year award without ever having played professional baseball

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:53 pm
by Volante
Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:35 am
Volante wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:44 am
Let's get this one out of the way now...

Best Original Song winner for next year's Oscars: "Spirit" from The Lion King. Beyoncé, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Labrinth.
https://news.avclub.com/beyonce-has-ble ... 1836245618
The backlash against the Disney remakes that has been building for the last few movies seems to have reached a peak against this one, so I predict this will not happen. I have no doubt the movie will still be a box office hit despite what the critics think, and the quality of the song is technically a separate thing from the quality of the movie, but at the least I would not consider this an inevitable victor. Time will tell! :D
A Challenger Approaches!

"Beautiful Ghosts", a new song for the nightmare fuel that is the Cats movie, written by Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber, has been released
https://news.avclub.com/eager-to-hear-t ... 1839898257

I still give better odds to Beyoncé, but maybe this won't be a foregone conclusion...

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:07 pm
by cinemaniax7
The world’s largest Starbucks opened this week on the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. This Starbucks occupies 35,000 square feet over five floors, including outdoor rooftop seating. (The building was once a Crate & Barrel.) In addition to the usual coffee-related offerings, cocktails are available on the fourth floor, and an Italian bakery occupies the second floor.

https://abc7chicago.com/business/worlds ... e/5699004/

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:59 am
by teapot37
2020 Grammy nominations were released this morning.

Album of the Year nominees:

I, I — Bon Iver
Norman F---ing Rockwell! — Lana Del Rey
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish
Thank U, Next — Ariana Grande
I Used To Know Her — H.E.R.
7 — Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) — Lizzo
Father Of The Bride — Vampire Weekend

Record of the Year nominees:

“Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
“Hard Place” — H.E.R.
“Talk” — Khalid
“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
“Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee

Best New Artist nominees:

Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalía
Tank And The Bangas
Yola

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:29 pm
by CasketRomance
teapot37 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:59 am
2020 Grammy nominations were released this morning.

Album of the Year nominees:

I, I — Bon Iver
Norman F---ing Rockwell! — Lana Del Rey
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish
Thank U, Next — Ariana Grande
I Used To Know Her — H.E.R.
7 — Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) — Lizzo
Father Of The Bride — Vampire Weekend

Record of the Year nominees:

“Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
“Hard Place” — H.E.R.
“Talk” — Khalid
“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
“Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee

Best New Artist nominees:

Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalía
Tank And The Bangas
Yola
no mention of the best metal performance nominees? though it won't matter as overrated Tool will win...was good to see that slipknot didn't get a nomination...i despise that corey taylor pos

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:16 pm
by MinnesotaMyron
Beck's new album Hyperspace was released Friday.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:35 am
by opusthepenguin
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:16 pm
Beck's new album Hyperspace was released Friday.
Or was it released in all times simultaneously? Hmmm?

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:20 pm
by MinnesotaMyron
Kanye West's opera Nebuchadnezzar is debuting tonight (possibly already), streaming on Tidal. It deal with events found in the Bible book of Daniel.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:38 am
by CasketRomance
winnipeg blue bombers win the 2019 cfl grey cup...it is the first time they have won the grey cup since 1990

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:02 am
by MarkBarrett
New AMC series:

The Walking Dead: World Beyond

For the next big event with a category of BEFORE, DURING & AFTER: The Walking Dead: World Beyond the Sea Hag

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:48 am
by Volante
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:02 am
New AMC series:

The Walking Dead: World Beyond

For the next big event with a category of BEFORE, DURING & AFTER: The Walking Dead: World Beyond the Sea Hag
Or a very groanworthy normal Before & After... "Fear the Walking Dead: World Beyond"

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:45 pm
by MarkBarrett
2020 James Bond film with Daniel Craig: No Time to Die

Martin Scorsese direct: The Irishman - Hoffa + organized crime - De Niro, Pesci, Pacino

The Mandalorian - Disney Plus live-action Star Wars series

Winner of Dancing with the Stars:
Spoiler
Hannah Brown of Bachelorette fame
Idina Menzel songs in Frozen 2: "Into The Unknown" and "Show Yourself"

Tesla electric pickup truck: Cybertruck

LVMH buy Tiffany: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/25/lvmh-co ... llion.html

Conan - military dog hero, a Belgian Malinois

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:50 pm
by MinnesotaMyron
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:45 pm

Martin Scorsese direct: The Irishman - Hoffa + organized crime - De Niro, Pesci, Pacino
Based on the book "I Heard You Paint Houses", about Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran. (Author was Charles Brandt.)

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:12 pm
by Volante
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:45 pm
LVMH buy Tiffany: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/25/lvmh-co ... llion.html
LVMH: Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton (and LVMH's majority owner is Christian Dior SE, so that's pretty much every luxury brand ever that isn't a mode of transportation...)

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:28 pm
by opusthepenguin
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:50 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:45 pm

Martin Scorsese direct: The Irishman - Hoffa + organized crime - De Niro, Pesci, Pacino
Based on the book "I Heard You Paint Houses", about Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran. (Author was Charles Brandt.)
That's a weird title. How loud a painter is the guy anyway?