2022 Current Events Study Guide

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A few noteworthy Super Bowl facts following this week's game:

Cooper Kupp (2021) and Joe Montana (1989) are the only two players in NFL history to earn NFL Offensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl MVP honors in the same season.

The Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings, and Buffalo Bills are the only teams in NFL history to lose three or more Super Bowls without a win.

The Los Angeles Rams (2021) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2020) are the only teams to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
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cinemaniax7 wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 11:48 pm A few noteworthy Super Bowl facts following this week's game:

Cooper Kupp (2021) and Joe Montana (1989) are the only two players in NFL history to earn NFL Offensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl MVP honors in the same season.

The Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings, and Buffalo Bills are the only teams in NFL history to lose three or more Super Bowls without a win.

The Los Angeles Rams (2021) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2020) are the only teams to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
As of this game, the Detroit Lions have drafted exactly as many Super Bowl winning quarterbacks as...
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2022 Oscar hosts: Regina Hall, Amy Schumer & Wanda Sykes
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my weekly digest of 1440 Daily Digest, with bold being the most relevant J! questions IMHO. (number of j-archive hits are after some items)

police start arresting COVID-mandate protestors and towing away trucks in the capital city of Ottawa after shutting down parts of the region for weeks

the ROC, or Russian Olympic Committee (1) ’s, Kamila Valieva, the women’s figureskating favorite, fell multiple times in the women’s individual competition, following days of controversy over a positive doping test and administrative appeals concerning her participation

Olympics: Canada defeats the US 3-2 in women's hockey gold medal match
Americans Alex Hall and Nick Goepper take gold and silver in freeski slopestyle
Erin Jackson won speedskating gold at Olympics; first American to win 500-meter event since 1994

Families of Sandy Hook (6) victims settle with gun manufacturer Remington (11) (Connecticut-founded company, now defunct, though the brand-name lives on) for $73M

a new all-electric DeLorean (22) is set to debut in 2022, the first new DeLorean in 40 years

Ivan Reitman (1) , director best known for "Ghostbusters," dies at 75

Coach Dick Vermeil (3), safety LeRoy Butler headline 2022 class of eight selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
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Medina Spirit has been disqualified as the 2021 Kentucky Derby winner.

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The NFL and XFL (Co-owned by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson) have entered a partnership where the XFL, when it debuts in 2023, will trial new rules and safety measures for the NFL

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/100 ... for-safety

Another spring football league, USFL, starts this year
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... gue_(2022)
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Reminded by Lefty's post in the 2/23 thread mentioning the State of the Union: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will deliver the Republican response.
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Elden Ring is an open-world action role-playing video game. The game, directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, was made in collaboration with fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin, who provided material for the game's setting.

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Kenneth Branagh's Oscar nominations this year for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for the movie Belfast mean he has now been nominated in in a record 7 different categories over his career. He has yet to win one. (He was also nominated this year for Best Director, which he had been nominated for previously.
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Small story .. Russia invades Ukraine.
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Kentanji Brown Jackson nominated to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, she would make history as the first black female Justice.
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Bamaman wrote: Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:50 pm Kentanji Brown Jackson nominated to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, she would make history as the first black female Justice.
It's "Ketanji"
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If confirmed, I hope she puts a stop to autocorrect.
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my weekly digest of 1440 Daily Digest, with bold being the most relevant J! questions IMHO. (number of j-archive hits are after some items):

Johnson & Johnson (20+) and other companies will distribute settlement money to local and state governments after a suit claiming their business practices fueled the opioid crisis.

the world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean (6)'s Wonder of the Seas (2), serving about 9300 passengers and crew, will launch in March

In Louisville, the trial of an officer charged in the police raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor (1) began last week. Taylor was killed during a midnight no-knock raid on her apartment.

Celebrated children's cartoon "Arthur (6) " to end after 25 seasons.

After the Beijing games, next up—the Summer Olympic Games in Paris in 2024

Team LeBron beats Team Durant 163-160 in the NBA All-Star Game
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Ernest Shackleton's ship, Endurance, has been found under Antarctica's Weddell Sea and it looks incredible
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MarkBarrett wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 7:25 pmTB12
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non-J! war news is really squeezing out the J! current events, but there is still sports:
my weekly digest of 1440 Daily Digest, with bold being the most relevant J! questions IMHO. (number of j-archive hits are after some items)
Yoon Suk-yeol is elected president of South Korea

2022 NCAA men's college basketball tournament put the Gonzaga Bulldogs (3) as the top overall seed for the second year in a row. "The Zags "

WNBA Phoenix Mercury (5) and Olympic star Brittney Griner was arrested and is being held in Russia, probably for political reasons related to the war on Ukraine

2022 NCAA men's college basketball tournament was revealed yesterday, with the Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-3) claiming the top overall seed for the second year in a row. another nickname: "The Zags "

Oscar-winning actor William Hurt (20+) dies at 71; best known for his 1980s films Children of a Lesser God (17), Broadcast News, Kiss of the Spider Woman (20+) (Oscar), The Big Chill (20+), and Body Heat (10); also Oscar-nominated for 2005's A History of Violence

San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich (1) passes Don Nelson to become NBA's all-time winningest coach with 1,336 victories

Seattle Seahawks trade star quarterback Russell Wilson (3) to Denver Broncos for three players, several draft picks

Eminem (20+) breaks record for most gold and platinum singles (by units sold) in the Recording Industry Association of America's 70-year history. Drake and Rihanna are 2nd and 3rd.
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