Saturday, 3 February 2018

Holly and Claudia win the Aussie newsquiz

The Daily Mail Australia trainees had more stories published to add to their bylines from last week. Sam Lock and Nicole Pierre took a look at the history of the barbecue and how it became Australia’s emblem. You can read it here.

Sam also worked on the tragic tale of a young girl who fell into the family pool. Read it here. Greta Levy wrote the story of a mother crushed by her own car. 
And Greta and Claudia Poposki went out on Australian Day to look at the security measure in Sydney's Circular Quay. Their story is here

Claudia also worked on a story about a Radio DJ who visited an anti-Australia Day council to ask why they were taking the day off. It means all of the trainees on the course have now had stories published. Well done to them. 

They also pitched story ideas to Femail editor Sheree Mutton and came up with news exclusives … so more stories are definitely in the pipeline. There were also good sessions with acting picture editor Michaela Barklie, Showbiz editor Jade Watkins, page-editor Felicity Hetherington and the original content team Clementine Cuneo and Daniel Piotrowski.

We finished the week, as always, with the newsquiz. It must have been tougher this week as the scores were a little below average. Holly Hales and Claudia Poposki were top with 11.5 points, narrowly ahead of Nicole on 11. Give it a go and see if you can do better.

1. What was the name of the detective sergeant who was stabbed by a child sex offender in a Sydney hotel?
2. What was the name of the hotel where the policeman was stabbed as he tried to arrest child rapist Nick Newman?
3. Why were Kirsty Cini and Zack Jenkins in the headlines?

4. Who did Caroline Wozniacki beat to win the women's final at the Australian Open?
5. Roger Federer won the Australian Open - meaning he joined Serena Williams, Margaret Court and Steffi Graf as a winner of how many Grand Slam titles?
6. ASIO officers raided whose offices to retrieve thousands of top secret documents covering the inner workings of the past five federal governments?
7. Emalee Millar took a photo of her father, sitting on a roof with his boss and a workmate, staring down at what?
8.  Actor Mark Salling was found hanged in woods after pleading guilty to processing child abuse images. On which TV programme did he become famous?
9. Why have Robert Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman been in the headlines?
10. Why have Australian farmers stripped nude and been photographed for a project called The Naked Farmer?
11. What was no longer available over the counter at Australian chemists from Thursday?
12. Ross Belsham, 79, was fired from which job?
13. Boxer Danny Green entered the jungle on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and said of his rival Anthony-Mundine: 'I don't see us becoming ___ ___.’ What are the missing two words?
14. Psychologist Dr Carr-Gregg criticised Chris Brown, co-host of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!, over his remarks about Bernard Tomic, saying: 'Thank god he looks after _____and not ____’. What are the two missing words? Half a point for each.
15. Before quitting I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Bernard Tomic bailed on a sky-high tucker trial. Which contestant was his partner in the task?
16. Today presenter Sylvia Jeffreys stopped her interview with pop singer Michael Bolton to give him a book. What was the book called?
17. A Melbourne millionaire who played a role in the creation of the Crown Casino, was a prominent Liberal Party figure and chairman of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, died aged 78 this week. Name him.
18. Mervyn Davidson was in court for knocking a cashier unconscious with a baseball bat while high on ice in which supermarket, south of Wollongong?
19. Australian Pierre Agnes’s empty powerboat was found upside down on an isolated French beach. Agnes was chief executive of which company?
20. Whose birthday party was visited by police in Mosman after a neighbour's complaint about the noise?
21. Former first lady Michelle Obama told Ellen about the gift given to her by Melania Trump on Inauguration Day. What did she say was in the blue Tiffany and Co box?
22. Heavily tattooed Finks bikie, Troy Fornaciari, who appeared in court on gun and drug charges, has what words tattooed above his eyelids?
23. Who said: 'My expectations have been met, and then some. To infinity and beyond. Winning! Jackpot! I’ve won the lotto!'
24. Anthony Field, Jeff Fatt, Greg Page and Murray Cook hinted that they might be reforming what?
25. What was pulled to safety by a ferry crew 50 metres off Manly Wharf one evening this week?

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