Wednesday 24 August 2016

US date format: 8/24/2016, UK date format: 24/8/2016

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 24, 2016). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Cheap Thrills by Sia Featuring Sean Paul. Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016 while The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brimstone. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battlefleet Gothic: Armada or Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Arrival

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

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Nocturnal Animals

Directed by: Tom Ford

Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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Wakefield

Directed by: Robin Swicord

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Victoria Bruno, Ellery Sprayberry

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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

Directed by: Mario Van Peebles

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter

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Let Her Out

Directed by: Cody Calahan

Starring: Alanna LeVierge, Nina Kiri, Adam Christie, Kate Fenton

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Brimstone

Directed by: Martin Koolhoven

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Moonlight

Directed by: Barry Jenkins

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Kulipari: An Army of Frogs

Directed by: Tad Stones

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Four in the Morning

Directed by: Anthony Simmons

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Dalui Yeonin - Bobogyungsim Ryeo

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 2016 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Proxima Centauri b is discovered as the closest exoplanet to Earth that may be habitable. (BBC)
  • The government of Colombia and FARC finalise a peace deal ending 50 years of conflict. (Xinhua)
  • Colombian conflict: The government of Colombia and FARC finalise a peace deal ending 50 years of conflict. (Xinhua)
  • A police officer from Bethel, Alaska, will be sentenced to prison for charges related to police brutality in a 2014 case involving an intoxicated man. The charges followed an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations civil rights division. The former officer, Andrew Reid, was found to have used excessive force and lying on official police reports. The victim suffered a separated shoulder and other injuries. (Alaska Dispatch News)
  • One British woman is killed and two others are wounded in a stabbing attack on a North Queensland backpacker hostel, Australia. (News.com) (ABC News Australia)

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2016 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Cheap Thrills - Sia Featuring Sean Paul
  2. Cold Water - Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO
  3. This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna
  4. Heathens - twenty one pilots
  5. One Dance - Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla
  6. Closer - The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey
  7. twenty one pilots - Ride
  8. Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya
  9. Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  10. Needed Me - Rihanna
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. One Dance - Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla
  2. Needed Me - Rihanna
  3. Sucker For Pain - Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons With Logic & Ty Dolla $ign Feat. X Ambassadors
  4. Desiigner - Panda
  5. Too Good - Drake Featuring Rihanna
  6. For Free - DJ Khaled Featuring Drake
  7. Controlla - Drake
  8. Don't Mind - Kent Jones
  9. Broccoli - D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty
  10. Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Duele El Corazon - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin
  2. Hasta El Amanecer - Nicky Jam
  3. La Bicicleta - Carlos Vives & Shakira
  4. Bobo - J Balvin
  5. El Perdedor - Maluma Featuring Yandel
  6. Shaky Shaky - Daddy Yankee
  7. Me Vas A Extranar - Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
  8. Chillax - Farruko Featuring Ky-Mani Marley
  9. Ya Me Entere - Reik & Nicky Jam
  10. La Carretera - Prince Royce
Top #10 Rock songs
  1. Heathens - twenty one pilots
  2. twenty one pilots - Ride
  3. Sucker For Pain - Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons With Logic & Ty Dolla $ign Feat. X Ambassadors
  4. twenty one pilots - Stressed Out
  5. Hymn For The Weekend - Coldplay
  6. Unsteady - X Ambassadors
  7. Bohemian Rhapsody - Panic! At The Disco
  8. The Sound Of Silence - Disturbed
  9. Ben Rector - Brand New
  10. Ophelia - The Lumineers

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Girl on the Train

By: Paula Hawkins

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Don't miss Paula Hawkins' new novel, Into the Water, coming May 2017. The

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Bullseye

By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

Caught in the crosshairs of a deadly standoff, Detective Michael Bennett must kill...or be killed. Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins …

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Damaged

By: Lisa Scottoline

“Scottoline writes riveting thrillers that keep me up all night, with plots that twist and turn.” –Harlan CobenTen-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school.

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Present Over Perfect

By: Shauna Niequist

LIVE A LIFE OF MEANING AND CONNECTION Instead of pushing for perfection A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Total War: Warhammer

Total War: Warhammer

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X Linux

Genre: Turn-based strategy, real-time tactics

Publisher: Sega

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade

Platform: Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genre: Massively multiplayer online third-person shooter

Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Space Hulk: Deathwing

Space Hulk: Deathwing

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Nintendo 3DS; PlayStation 3; PlayStation 4; PlayStation Vita; Wii U; Xbox 360; Xbox One

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $81.47
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $96.01
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $108.02
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $14.67
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CHF = 8.6748 SEK
  • 1 CHF = 19.1062 MXN
  • 1 CHF = 6.8808 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.4888 SEK

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Presenting Princess Shaw

Studio: Magnolia

Format: DVD

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Underworld

Studio: Sony

Format: Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Watchmen

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Miracles from Heaven

Studio: Sony

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Studio: Paramount

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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