Thursday, 29 October 2015

The Daily Teaser — 29-10-2015: The Red Cross

Right … 

Yesterday went well … 

With very little comeback from the day before’s little incident.

I’m glad.

Although concerned, still, about repercussions.

I think, though, it’s time to stop worrying and get moving on.

And START remembering to make sure I’ve got my timer set up.

I missed out on recording last week’s high-definition version of Dr Who: and want to make sure I get it recorded …


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting her answers in, scoring four out of five in the process.   The day ALSO saw Olga† putting in her answers to this week’s Weekly Teaser: I’ll have the answers to those posted, next Wednesday.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 29th October saw the end of the conference that founded the International Committee of the Red Cross.   In which Swiss city was it held?
Q2) More to the point, the conference was in which year of the 1860s?
Q3) How many of the delegates at the conference were from nations: 16, 18 or 20?
Q4) The Red Cross exists, in part, to make sure warring countries are behaving according to the protocols and articles of the what Conventions?
Q5) The Red Cross also has a tracing services: that looks for people who have gone what, during conflict?
Q6) The Red Cross movement is made up of many member societies.   Ones in Middle Eastern countries use a red what, as a symbol?
Q7) Finally … The Red Cross movement also recognizes a third red symbol: usually used by member movements not comfortable with a cross, OR the symbol mentioned in Q6.   It’s called the Third Protocol Emblem: or Red what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th October, 1942, saw the complete of the Alcan Highway.   The road goes through Canada and Alaska:  and terminates in which Alaskan city?
A1) Fairbanks.
Q2) 28th October, 2009, saw 137 people killed in a bombing in Peshawar.   Peshawar — and the bombing — were and are in which country?
A2) Pakistan.
Q3) NASA launched the ARES 1-X rocket: on 28th October, 2009.   The rocket was part of the Constellation Program: that NASA — until they cancelled it — were planning to use to replace what?
A3) The Space Shuttle.
Q4) Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, ordered the removal of Soviet missiles: on 28th October, 1962.   From where?
A4) Cuba.
Q5) Finally … Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was elected as the first woman President of her country: on 28th October, 2007.   Which country was she president of?
A5) Argentina.
I’ll leave you with this …
“The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral, and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.”
The ICRC’s official Mission statement.
And this helpful video …

Have a good day … !

*        It’s from Mongrels, Debbi: it’s one of those series that was screened on BBC 3: and — like The Fades, before it — one that got scandalously cancelled!

†        Once again, thanks foes posting those, Olga, I’ll have the answers up, next week.   (Oh, and today’s Teaser video has another quote from Pyscho.   I’m going to have to add one from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, at some point!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Sorry I'm going to miss the Halloween teaser. I'm headed off to Austin tomorrow. Hopefully, I won't fall down a set of stairs or break my neck or whatever. Talk to you later. Be back Monday. Or Tuesday, if I'm too pooped to do the teaser! :)

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