Saturday, 15 October 2011

News Questions

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

1) Jessie J
2) Michael Boyd
3) Justine Greening
4) Philip Hammond
5) Jake Preston
6) PC Myles Hughes
7) Jan Moulton
8) Kevin Flynn
9) Winson Green
10) Paul Merson
11) Estonia
12) S.S.Mantola
13) Yulia Tymoshenko
14) Gilad Shalit
15) Jeremy Heywood
16) Sir Gus O’Donnell
17) Rob Sloan
18) Harvey Boulter
19) Montecristo
20) Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab
21) The Literature Prize
22) Emily John
23) Katie Price
24) Javier Bardem
25) Lord Hunt of Wirral
26) Georgia Forteath
27) Jingme Wangchuck
28) Bedd Morris Stone
29) Kamini Patel
30) Muhammed Imran
31) Wilberforce
32) Jill Pay

In other news : -

1) Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal in the final of which event ?
2) Which world leader survived a vote of no confidence ?
3) - and which didn’t pay his bar bill ?
4) Where was a miner rescued from a mine in the Neath Valley ?
5) Who blamed the younger generations lack of respect n the decline of Sunday schools ?
6) It has been claimed last week that which war hero was killed in an incident of friendly fire ?
7) Which phone company were silenced through a technical glitch mid week ?
8) Who claimed that Twitter and Facebook et al are ‘ hives of malignity ‘ ?
9) Opinions differed last week as to the safety of chimneys – where ?
10) Which cabinet colleague was caught out trying to smear Theresa May and Phil Hammond ?
11) Where did Sir Paul McCartney’s 3rd marriage take place ?
12) Who was the first ‘celebrity’ kicked out of Strictly Come Dancing ?
13) What is the faith of Republican contender Mitt Romney ?
14) Which is the first University college to drop the traditional degree classifications in favour of US style grade point averages ?
15) Which London landmark was revealed to be tilting last week ?
16) Which is rated the world’s top university ?
17) Which US State has banned under 18s from tanning booths ?
18) Nigel Ely , ex SAS soldier , is auctioning which unusual item from the Gulf War for charity ?
19) What unusual scoring method is used in the Telford Football League ?
20) What will be on the tails side of the new Diamond Jubilee £5 coin ?
21) Which team ended Scotland’s hopes of reaching the Euro play offs ?
22) Which former cricketer is suing lawyers over compensation for a property deal ?
23) A new factory to manufacture wings for the Airbus has opened where ?
24) Veronica Connolly had to be ordered to pay her license fee, after she refused because of which programme ?
25) In which country are the world Scrabble championships being held ?
26) Which flag flew above 10 Downing Street on 15th October ?
27) Who were embarrassingly forced to pull out of a deal to produce a Satnav ?
28) 9 jockeys including AP McCoy were banned under new rules governing use of the whip in which racecourse ?
29) Bombs were exploded in the City of Culture for 2013 – which city ?
30) By mistake, what did Tesco end up selling for a very cheap 29p ?
31) Porthmadog Council are boycotting the opening of the A487 Bypass – why ?
32) Who has been criticised for chucking official papers in a public bin ?
33) Which Iranian broadcaster have been banned from British airwaves ?
34) Who will be chairing the review into the England RU world cup campaign ?
35) Name the Wales captain very harshly sent off during the Wales v. France world cup semi final ?


Des Elmes said...

Speaking of that Wales v France match, Dave, what's your opinion of it?

I don't think many would disagree that Les Bleus have lucked their way into the final. After all, they lost twice in the pool stage - including against Tonga - and they only beat England because Johnno's men were just dreadful, especially in the first half.

Plus it can't be all that often that a team scores less than 10 points and still wins...

Londinius said...

Hi Des

Well, I live in Wales, but I'm English , and my heart will always be white when it comes to rugby. With regards to England, you can't think you can afford not to start playing until half time, and still expect to win. I think there were some selection issues with england. but basically it was a case of players not standing up to be counted. You can't blame France for that.

I am so sorry, and so angry on Wales behalf. I've lived in wales for a quarter of a century - my wife is Welsh, my kids are Welsh. The sending off was maybe, just maybe justifiable if you insist on a VERY strict interpretation of the law. Yet nobody does usually. We've all seen far worse in this very world cup being given yellow cards. On everything excpet the scoreboard Wales were the better and more deserving side. Yet only the score matters. Its heartbreaking for people here. I was in Cardiff as people were coming out of the Milennium stadium having watched the match there this morning, and believe me, the people of Wales don't need this and don't deserve this.

Not that I for one minute condone some of the things that have been said about the ref. In my opinion, he got it wrong. Its hard - its very hard, but that's it.

As for France, well, I don't blame them. This world cup has been so topsy turvey for them, who'd bet against them ? I certainly won't be putting any money on them, though.

Like life, sometimes sport ain't fair. But what can you do ?