Thursday, 9 November 2017

Telegraph Jamie wins the newsquiz Champagne

The Telegraph trainees with their certificates in the London newsroom today. Left to right: Jamie Johnson, Luke Mintz, Mark Wray (MD at Press Association Training), Izzy Lyons and Helen Chandler-Wilde
I spent an enjoyable three days at the Press Association's HQ in Howden with the Telegraph trainees this week. On the last week of their eight-week course in East Yorkshire, they put together an excellent 25-minute interactive presentation which they presented to the Telegraph's executives in London today. It was a great job - well done to them. 

Izzy, Jamie with his Champagne prize, Luke and Helen 

Afterwards we rounded off the course by doing the newsquiz over a couple of farewell drinks in the Brass Money in Victoria. Helen Chandler-Wilde, Izzy Lyons and Jamie Johnson all scored 12, with Luke Mintz on 11. The overall winner, by some margin, over the eight-week course was Jamie with an average score of 13.5.  
The trainees now embark on the second stage of their training at PA, The Telegraph and at placements on regional newspapers. They are a bright and likeable bunch who will undoubtedly go far. I wish them well.
The top online scorer in last week's newsquiz was Elly Rewcastle with an impressive 19. Here is this week's quiz ... 25 questions about the week's news. Give it a go and see if you can score higher than the trainees' 12. 
Another day, another crisis. Today's Daily Telegraph
1. Who replaced Priti Patel as International Development Secretary?
2. Cabinet minister Priti Patel resigned after it was revealed she held how many unofficial meetings, including one with PM Benjamin Netanyahu, during a 13-day holiday in Israel?
3. Boris Johnson told the Commons foreign affairs committee that detained British woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been doing what in Iran?
4. The Welsh First Minister faced calls to resign after the death of Carl Sergeant, who was found dead days after being suspended from the party. What is the first minister called?
5. Tarnished actor Kevin Spacey is to be edited out of the Hollywood film All The Money In The World and replaced by Christopher Plummer. Which part was Spacey meant to be playing?
6. According to the Paradise Papers, Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton’s advisers recouped £3.3million in VAT by putting his private jet through which island?
7. Who is listed in the Paradise Papers as an investor in a Lithuanian shopping centre via a Malta-based company?
8. What was the name of the Texan town where 26 people were shot dead?
9. A memorial to 12 people killed by a bomb 30 years ago was unveiled this week in which town?
10. England rugby players are considering giving £1,000 each to which bankrupt team?
11. Why was Juli Briskman sacked?
12. Veteran broadcaster Michael Parkinson said that he never imagined he would 'recoil in horror' from what?
13. Celtic broke their own 100-year-old British record by stretching their unbeaten domestic run to how many matches?
14. Matthew Scully-Hicks, who murdered his 18-month-old daughter, two weeks after adopting her, was given a life sentence and told he must serve at least how many years before being considered for release?
15. Stalker Mark Revill described himself as a 'public executioner' in a series of tweets to whom?
16. An eight-foot bronze statue of which former BBC employee was unveiled outside of Broadcasting House?
17. British tourist Luke Tang wrote a letter of complaint to the mayor after he and his parents were charged €526 for lunch in a restaurant in which city?
18. Antonio Carluccio, who died this week, became famous for his cookery programme alongside fellow Italian Gennaro Contaldo. What was the programme called?
19. Three languages are excluded from Twitter’s decision to raise its character limit to 280. Name any two of them. Half a point for each.
20. Who said this week: ‘I am here and I am on a job. I am on a mission in my own head … I do have a point to prove. I do’? 
21. Property tycoon Fergus Wilson was ordered to drop his ‘abhorrent’ policy by Maidstone Crown Court. What was his unlawful policy?
22. Drivers from Aslef accepted a deal with Southern Rail, bringing its 18-month dispute to an end. The deal includes a pay rise of what percent over five years?
23. According to the Office for National Statistics which disease is now Britain’s biggest killer?
24. Boxer Tyson Fury is fighting a legal battle with UK Anti-Doping, claiming his positive result for steroids was because he ate what? 
25. Facebook is asking users in Australia to send what so that it can fight revenge porn?

Answers here

No comments:

Post a Comment