2022 Current Events Study Guide

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The Colorado Avalanche are your 2022 Stanley Cup Champions, preventing the Tampa Bay Lightning from winning a third straight championship.
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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which you can reach at 1-800-273-8255, will be getting an easier-to-remember number as of July 16. The old number will still work, but after the switch you will also be able to connect with the service by calling 988.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-62108597
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has announced he will step down after protesters stormed his official residence and set the prime minister's house on fire.
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Mr Rajapaksa will step down on 13 July. PM [Ranil] Wickremesinghe has agreed to resign.
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The country has run out of foreign currency and has had to impose a ban on sales of petrol and diesel for private vehicles.
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On Sunday, the cost of a "Forever" first class stamp went up from 58 cents to 60 cents.

The postcard stamp went from 40 cents to 44 cents.
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Mary McLeod Bethune (Bethune-Cookman University) is the newest, and first Black, member of Statuary Hall, representing Florida.

Some Pop Culture bits:

Harry Styles album - Harry’s House (Noteworthy songs: “As It Was”, “Late Night Talking”, “Music for a Sushi Restaurant”)

Lizzo album - Special (Top 5 single: “About Damn Time”)

Rapper with KFC meal - Jack Harlow (2022 hit: “First Class”)
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Jim Thorpe reinstated as winner of the 1912 Olympics pentathlon and decathlon gold medals

Thorpe was stripped of the medals in 1913 for having played professional (minor league) baseball two years before the 1912 Games, thus disqualifying him as an amateur athlete. His reinstatement comes on the 110th anniversary of his decathlon victory.
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The International Quidditch Association has changed its name to The International Quadball Association. Reasons include copyright issues with Warner Brothers, but also a desire to dissociate themselves from comments by J.K. Rowling that are seen as anti-trans.
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The Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) launch is now scheduled for the end of August/early September. It's the first test flight for a system that aims to put astronauts on the Moon as early as next year, and ultimately on Mars.

For the obligatory connection to mythology, Artemis was the Greek goddess of hunting and fertility and associated with the moon (her Roman counterpart was Diana). Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo.
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Probably more a LL question, after 37 years and almost 9,000 episodes, the Australian soap 'Neighbours' is ending next week.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-62281761

Last episode will include former cast members Margot Robbie, Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce
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Magnus Carlsen is not going to defend his chess championship in 2023

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ma ... -lives-on/
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Stray - video game developed by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive, in which players play as a stray cat, accompanied by his helper drone B-12.
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Domestic cats were classified as an alien invasive species in Poland.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cats-alien ... es-poland/
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Bill Russell's #6 has been retired leaguewide by the NBA, the first to receive the honor
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/basketball/62512979

Only Jackie Robinson (MLB #42) and Wayne Gretzky (NHL #99) have similar league wide retirements
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Hard to recall what's been posted previously, so apologies for any repeats.

Elvis starring Austin Butler and directed by Baz Luhrmann
Thirteen Lives directed by Ron Howard about rescuing soccer boys & coach in Thailand flooded cave
Prey is part of Predator series

Game of Thrones spinoff: House of the Dragon
Lord of the Rings prequel: The Rings of Power

author of It Starts With Us & It Ends With Us: Colleen Hoover
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62557725

AMPAS will apologize to Sacheen Littlefeather, who rejected Brando's Best Actor Oscar for The Godfather in 1973. They will also be hosting an event focusing on Native American performances later this year:

https://www.academymuseum.org/en/progra ... 42875ef766
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Elton John and Britney Spears duet: "Hold Me Closer"
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Taylor Swift album: Midnights

Yes, with an "S".
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Cormac McCarthy is publishing 2 new books later this year.

"The Passenger" comes out in October.
"Stella Maris" comes out in November.

Together they tell an interlinked story.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/08/book ... ovels.html
https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/lite ... -book-2022
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