Hmmm … Rush, rush, rush, again … !
If nothing else, though … ?
I have to admit to enjoying the ECDL course I’m on.
Frustrating though it is, working with Microsoft Office.
Word and Excel were bad enough — I’m blaming the Mail Merge and Chart functions — but PowerPoint … ?
Dear me, PowerPoint … !
There’s a reason I bought a Mac, and the then current version of the iWork suite.
It’s NOT POWERPOINT … !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dratted thing … !
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine out of ten.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 11th March, 1708, saw the Royal Assent withheld from the Scottish Militia Bill, 1708: this being the last time a British monarch withheld Assent. Which monarch was it … ?
Q2) 11th March, 1985, saw Mikhail Gorbachev named as leader of the Soviet Union. Who had he replaced … ?
Q3) 11th March, 1955, saw the death of Sir Alexander Fleming, the man who discovered penicillin. What is penicillin: an anti-inflammatory, an antibiotic or an antiviral?
Q4) 3 years later, 11th March, 1958, saw the death of Ole Kirk Christiansen: who founded which well known Danish toy company … ?
Q5) Finally … 11th March, 1918, saw the Queens area of New York hit by which pandemic disease … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) This year, 10th March, 2014 is Commonwealth Day: celebrated, each year, on the second what of each March … ?A1) Monday.
Q2) It’s celebrated by the Commonwealth of Nations: mostly countries that had been members or territories of what … ?A2) The British Empire.
Q3) How many nations are members of the Commonwealth of Nations: 43, 53 or 63?A3) 53.
Q4) Which archipelago is the only currently suspended member of the Commonwealth of Nations?A4) Fiji.
Q5) Name any of the three European members of the group.
Q6) Which African country is the last member of the Commonwealth of Nations: alphabetically … ?A6) Zambia.
Q7) Name any of the current Commonwealth countries that have Elizabeth 2nd as their head of State.A7) Alphabetically, they are Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Isles, Tuvalu and — obviously — the United Kingdom … !
Q8) Tanzania has been a member of the Commonwealth of Nations since — arguably — 1964. Name either of the countries that now make up Tanzania.
Q9) Suriname is applying to be a member of the Commonwealth. On which continent is Suriname: North America, South America or Asia?A9) South America.
Q10) Finally … which European nation left the Commonwealth in 1949?A10) The Republic of Ireland.
I’ll leave you with this song from Anna Tsuchiya …
And this thought from the woman my street was named after …
“I don’t feel I deserve it but I’m very thrilled that so many women are coming through in sport broadcasting now.”Helen Rollason, 11 March 1956 - 9 August 1999.
Have a good day … !
* Darned, eh, Debbi … ? That’s a LOT better than being stitched up … !