Saturday, 14 September 2013

Apologies - and answers to news questions

I've probably already mentioned this, and I'm sorry if so, but I've just taken up a new position at work. I'm loving it, but it is taking me a bit of time to get my head around it, and so spare time has been at something of a premium this week. That's why I'm so behind with my posts at the moment. Don't worry - I haven't lost any interest, and I am going to do my best to catch up now. So - without further ado : -

In the News

Who or what are the following and why have they been in the news?

1. Malala Yousufzai
2. Rochus Misch
3. Diana Nyad
4. David Warner
5. Man on the Run
6. The Walkie Talkie
7. Verizon
8. Rush
9. Civil Service FC v. Polytechnic FC
10. Daniel Ricciardo
11. Anna Soubrey
12. Sophie Hannah
13. The Last and Best of Peter Pans
14. Marouanne Fellaini
15. Richard Whitehead
16. KitKat
17. L’Enclame
18. Rafael Vinoly
19. Sir Frank Chapman
20. Ariel Castro
21. Shahidul Ahmed
22. Menen
23. Mark Carne
24. Ken Wallis
25. Lingholm
26. Roman Dauriac
27. Kirobo

In Other News

1. The writers of DC Comics Batwoman have quit. Why?
2. The Serbian village of Lunjevica is hosting which cookery world championships? 3. Who scored two goals, and was booked in England’s 4 – 0 win over Moldova in world cup Qualifying?
4. What was the score between Republic of Ireland and Sweden ?
5. – and between Northern Ireland and Portugal?
6. – and between Wales and FYR Macedonia?
7. Michael Gove has announced that all pupils who fail to gain a GCSE in which subjects will be made to resit them in college?
8. Which former world leader was released from hospital last week?
9. Which infamous European location is to be restored?
10. A 50p coin is being struck to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of whom?
11. Who returned to the small screen full time following recovery from a stroke?
12. Which 74 year old broadcaster passed away?
13. What was the score between Man Utd. and Liverpool
14. – and Spurs and Arsenal?
15. Which car was voted British motorists’ favourite vehicle of the last 25 years?
16. To the nearest £million , what was Gareth Bale’s transfer fee to Real Madrid?
17. Which team won Rugby League’s Super League?
18. Swansea City achieved their first league win of the season against which team?
19. Which 87 year old broadcaster passed away?
20. Who joined Arsenal for £42.5m ?
21. How many US men reached the last 16 of the US Open?
22. Who bought the Euskatel Euskadi cycle team?
23. Which Cambridge College has decided to charge townspeople a pound for access to its grounds – previously it had always been free?
24. Who are undergoing ‘not a crisis, just a temporary separation’?
25. Who last week said that he had helped in the hunt for Raoul Moat?
26. With whom have UK Athletics signed a new sponsorship deal?
27. Which company is buying Nokia’s handset division?
28. Who defeated Roger Federer in the 4th round of the US Open?
29. Who announced that this season will be his last in first class rugby?
30. Which union announced a cut of 90% in their contributions to the Labour Party?
31. Which chain of stores announced plans to end gender references on store signs?
32. Which 94 year old US sci fi writer passed away?
33. Who announced he will retire after the Rio 2016 Olympics?
34. Who announced he is quitting Match of the Day?
35. – and it was reported that who is quitting movies?
36. Who announced his 100th album?
37. Which Premier League manager has received a two match touchline ban
38. Who is to play Sherlock Holmes in a new film “A Slight Trick of the Mind”?
39. What city was the location of the G20 Summit
40. Where was there a 130 car pile-up last week?
41. How many races have been suggested for the 2014 formula 1 season?
42. Who knocked Andy Murray out of the US Open?


Who or what are the following and why have they been in the news?

1. She has won the Children’s Peace Prize
2. Hitler’s former bodyguard, who was with him in the last days in the bunker, died aged 96
3. She succeeded on her fifth attempt to swim from the Florida Keys to Cuba
4. Australian cricketer dropped from the ODI squad
5. Title of the new biography of Paul McCartney
6. The controversial new tower block in London which seems to generate enough heat reflected from its windows to melt parts of cars in the street below
7. US rival in which Vodafone sold its stake, allegedly without paying any tax on it
8. New film about the 1976 rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda
9. The first official football match ever to be played in the grounds of Buckingham Palace
10. Hired to drive for Red Bull next season
11. Health Minister who said that she was ‘turned on’ to smoking at a young age by the ‘gorgeous packs’
12. Writer given permission by the Agatha Christie estate to write a new Poirot novel
13. Previously unpublished J.D.Salinger story featuring Holden Caulfield
14. Everton footballer who sacrificed a £4million bonus to join Man Utd.
15. Paralympic double amputee sprint champion running from Land’s End to John O’Groats
16. Name of the next version of the Android operating system
17. Simon Rogan’s restaurant which has been named the best in Britain
18. The architect of the Walkie Talkie Tower
19. Named as Britain’s richest pensioner
20. The Ohio kidnapper who committed suicide in prison
21. Convicted of the murder of Rachel Manning
22. Belgian town in which the Mayor has banned the speaking of French
23. New Boss of Network Rail
24. Autogyro pilot extraordinaire, doubled for James Bon in You Only Live Twice, passed away last week
25. Beatrix Potter home which was grade II listed
26. He has just become engaged to Scarlett Johansson
27. A Japanese android which has become the first to go into space

In Other News

1. They are angry at being ordered to produce a number of storylines including Batwoman’s lesbian wedding
2. Testicle cooking
3. Danny Welbeck
4. 2 – 1 to Sweden
5. 4 – 2 to Portugal
6. 2 – 1 to Macedonia
7. English and Maths
8. Nelson Mandela
9. Nuremberg Parade Ground
10. Benjamin Britten
11. Andrew Marr
12. Sir David Frost
13. 1 – 0 to Liverpool
14. 1 – 0 to Arsenal
15. Ford Focus
16. £86 million
17. Huddersfield Giants
18. West Bromwich Albion
19. David Jacobs
20. Meerut Ozil
21. None, for the first time ever
22. Fernando Alonso
23. Trinity College
24. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
25. Ray Mears
26. Nike
27. Microsoft
28. Tommy Robredo
29. Brian O’Driscoll
30. GMB
31. Toys R Us
32. Frederik Pohl
33. Usain Bolt
34. Alan Hansen
35. Jack Nicholson
36. Cliff Richard
37. Ian Holloway
38. Sir Ian McKellern
39. St. Petersburg
40. On the bridge between the mainland and the Isle of Sheppey
41. 21
42. Stanislaus Wawrinka

1 comment:

Ray Hamel said...

You have the Batwoman situation backwards. The writers quit because DC Comics banned them from offering a lesbian wedding between the superhero and her girlfriend.