2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

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A minor league baseball team in Madison, Alabama, is set to begin play in 2020. They had an internet poll to name the team and the winning name was the Rocket City Trash Pandas.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Peachbox wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:21 pm
FJ-style current events clue

On September 18, the Baltimore Orioles will be the first MLB team to wear jerseys with names written in this alphabet
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Peachbox wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:21 pm
FJ-style current events clue

On September 18, the Baltimore Orioles will be the first MLB team to wear jerseys with names written in this alphabet
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It's to help the umpires tell which team is which.

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Lifetime TV series based on Caroline Kepnes book: You featuring a stalker played by Penn Badgley.

American Horror Story (Season 8): Apocalypse

Book: Corduroy Take a Bow written by Viola Davis based on characters created by Don Freeman

J.R.R. Tolkien book: The Fall of Gondolin

Brie Larson playing Captain Marvel

Carrie Underwood album: Cry Pretty

Paul McCartney album: Egypt Station

Paul Simon album: In the Blue Light

Cher album: Dancing Queen (Doing ABBA covers)

Rod Stewart Album: Blood Red Roses

Naomi Osaka: U.S. Open (tennis) winner

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Naomi Osaka: U.S. Open (tennis) winner
And also the most awkward Championship ceremony ever.,

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The Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is next week, but awards for creative categories were given out over the weekend. With the victory of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert in the Outstanding Variety Special category, three new names achieved EGOT status (winners of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award): John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Tim Rice.

Webber and Rice wrote and composed the original musical, while Legend starred in the title role for the special; all three were credited as co-executive producers.

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Nia Franklin, NY, is 2019's Miss America
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Emily Sioma, MI, got some coverage as well for her reminding everyone that Flint still lacks unleaded water.

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Les Moonves is out at CBS.

Dr. Leana Wen was named Planned Parenthood's next president, following the 12 year leadership of Cecile Richards

Rapper Mac Miller died

Colin Kaepernick becomes face of Nike's "Just Do It" 30th anniversary campaign
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Former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl appointed to fill John McCain's Senate seat.

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Eliud Kipchoge, gold medal winner in the men's marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympics, breaks the world record in the marathon by 76 seconds at the Berlin Marathon. The record now stands at 2:01:39.
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Japanese billionaire, entrepreneur and online fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa [was chosen to be SpaceX's first lunar orbit passenger.]

He is expected to lift-off on the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a launch system unveiled by Mr Musk in 2016.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45550755

So apparently Falcon has been the TV-edit this whole time, waiting 12 years for that punchline.

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Post by Drangvoor » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:08 am

teapot37 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:44 am
Eliud Kipchoge, gold medal winner in the men's marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympics, breaks the world record in the marathon by 76 seconds at the Berlin Marathon. The record now stands at 2:01:39.
note that like so many great distance runners, he is Kenyan
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Post by Volante » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:23 am

Drangvoor wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:08 am
teapot37 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:44 am
Eliud Kipchoge, gold medal winner in the men's marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympics, breaks the world record in the marathon by 76 seconds at the Berlin Marathon. The record now stands at 2:01:39.
note that like so many great distance runners, he is Kenyan
Looks like I missed this last year... For Breaking2, a controlled (and thus not eligible for world records) environment and Nike promotional event, he ran a 2:00:25 marathon. https://deadspin.com/nikes-two-hour-lon ... 1794984200

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Post by 9021amyers » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:50 am

Volante wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:23 am
Drangvoor wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:08 am
teapot37 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:44 am
Eliud Kipchoge, gold medal winner in the men's marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympics, breaks the world record in the marathon by 76 seconds at the Berlin Marathon. The record now stands at 2:01:39.
note that like so many great distance runners, he is Kenyan
Looks like I missed this last year... For Breaking2, a controlled (and thus not eligible for world records) environment and Nike promotional event, he ran a 2:00:25 marathon. https://deadspin.com/nikes-two-hour-lon ... 1794984200
Specifically, Kipchoge had both a car with cruise control set to exactly 13.1 MPH (an official record cannot be set with the aid of a vehicle breaking a draft for the runner), and a rotating team of pacers setting a 2:00 schedule for him (pacemakers are allowed, but they must be covering the same distance as the runner from the start).

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Bamaman » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:25 pm

I thought marathon records were all unofficial anyway since every course is different.

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Post by 9021amyers » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:52 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:25 pm
I thought marathon records were all unofficial anyway since every course is different.
For a record in the marathon (or any road race) to be official, the start and finish must be less than half the race distance apart as the crow flies, and not have a net elevation drop of more than 0.1 percent. The Boston Marathon meets neither criteria, so the 2:03:02 winning time from 2011 was not ratified as a world record, despite being close to a minute ahead of the record at that time.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Drangvoor » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:48 am

Architect Robert Venturi has died; coined "Less is a bore" in response to Mies van der Rohe's dictum "Less is more." Style: post-modern. Philadelphia born, raised, and died. Pritzker Prize (1991). Published his anti-modernist "gentle manifesto", Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, in 1966. Other than perhaps the (Vanna) Venturi House, no other architectural work is J-question worthy.

Comcast has won a lengthy bidding war over 21st Century Fox to acquire UK telecommunications company Sky.

The Japanese space agency JAXA said it made history by successfully landing two unmanned rovers, collectively named Minerva-II1, on an asteroid.

$11B West Kowloon Station opened in Hong Kong, with some residents calling it a Trojan Train that allows immigration officials to enforce mainland laws in the heart of the city. The trip from Guangzhou is cut from 2 hours to 47 min.
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