Friday, 5 August 2016

Mary collects the quiz Champagne

MailOnline's US and UK trainees at Northcliffe House

I spent this week with 16 UK MailOnline trainees on their first week of training - and 14 trainees who were on their fifth week. They had sessions with managing editor Rhiannon Macdonald, trainer Mike Watson, page editor Ben Bailey, system trainer Nick Enoch, Femail editor Carol Driver, picture editor Paul Ashton and former trainee Ekin Karasin. They also had sessions with the legal team of Tim Ross, Julian Darrall, Kirsty Howarth, Lindsay Warwick and former Mail on Sunday editor Peter Wright who talked about the Editor's Code. The US trainees are now off on their regional placements. Good luck to them. I look forward to seeing their names in lights. As always we finished with the newsquiz. The top American trainees this week were Ann Schmidt and Mary Kekatos. Mary  collected the Champagne for best overall score over the five weeks. Well done to her. The top UK trainees this week were Isolde Walters and Luke Barnes with 13 each.
Last week's top score online was Janet Boyle with 18. Here's this week's quiz. As usual, 25 questions about the week. Let me know how you get on. 

Dave on the beach (Questions 5 and 6)
1. The Bank of England cut interest rates to stave off the threat of a recession in the wake of Brexit. What is the new rate?
2. George Osborne was placed at the top of David Cameron's list with a rare and prestigious award, the Companion of Honour, which can be be held by only how many people?
3. What did oil tycoon Ian Taylor say he did not want ‘at this time’?
4. What was the name of the retired teacher, from Florida, who was stabbed to death in Russell Square, London?
5. Where was former Prime Minister David Cameron and his family photographed on holiday?
6. Cameron's swimming trunks, from Notting Hill design shop Orlebar Brown, cost how much?
7. Naked pictures emerged of Donald Trump’s wife from a two-day photo shoot in New York in 1995, when she was 25 and used the name Melania K. What did the K stand for?
8. How many minutes late were Steven Woolfe’s nomination papers received, due to a technical issue, which caused him to miss out on being eligible for the UKIP leadership race? 
9. become the first UK airline to do what?
10. Why was 53-year-old Sonia Davies in the headlines? 
11. The world's thinnest tall building has been opened in Brighton. What is it called?
12. Former Everton football manager Roberto Martinez is the new head coach of which team?
13. What has been been introduced on Fridays between 8.30pm - 9.30pm at a Luton venue?
14. Edward Tenniswood was jailed for 30 years for the murder and 12 years for the rape of India Chipchase at which court?
15. Faizah Shaheen was detained at which airport when returning from a break in Turkey after being spotted reading the book Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline on the outbound flight? 
16. How many people were killed when a hot air balloon crashed in Texas?
17. Nine children were injured in Swanage when what broke away from its mooring?
18. Actor Clint Eastwood, in an interview with Esquire magazine, said Donald Trump’s rise coincided with unease over free speech, adding ‘we’re really in a _______ generation’. What is the missing word?
19.  What is the name of Cara Delevingne’s character in the new film Suicide Squad? 
20. The Metropolitan Police’s new elite armed officers are called CTSFOs. What does the acronym stand for?
21. On being told that he was to be the flag bearer for Team GB at the Olympic games, Andy Murray said: 'I was just getting into bed at about 11.15 - I was in my _____’ . What is the missing word?
22. The Siddiqui family from the TV programme Gogglebox apologised for what?
23.  In which British city did four Black Lives Matter activists chain themselves together on a tram track?
24. Jorge Eurico da Silva Faria, who was arrested for kidnapping Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law, used to work for the F1 tycoon as what?
25. During which TV programme was the word ‘eleemosynary’ used?

Answers here

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