I’m just listening to the radio, while I write this.
And … ?
I’m listening to the Today programme: their interviewing at least one ex-footballer, at the mo, along with one former manager.
Both of whom are talking about the on-going situation: of child abuse committed at various English football clubs.
I’m tempted to say it’s a scandal. Except we already know that.
I’m still thinking what I have been over the past few days.
That the sort of abuse we’re hearing about is unacceptable.
That news of it coming out, now is a good thing: it can kick start some sort of justice.
But I get the impression that some allegations have been made against a specific, named, individual: working, at one point, for Southampton FC.
One who was asked to move on, after allegations were received, against him.
Who, again, was asked to move on from another team: after similar allegations were received, there.
And who is currently working for another team.
I have to ask … well, several things.
Are the teams who harboured abusers, back in the day, now making sure their child protection measures are seriously improved?
And … ? Where is that Southampton abuser, now?
Somebody is sitting on a bombshell.
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.
Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) King Berengar 1st was crowned as Holy Roman Emperor: on 3rd December, 915. Where was he king of, at the time: France, Italy or Spain?
Q2) An toxic gas leak at a chemical plant in Bhopal killed thousands: on 3rd December, 1984. Plant, leak, and city, were in which country?
Q3) More to the point, the plant had been owned by which company?
Q4) Which games console was first released, on 3rd December, 1994: the X Box, Playstation or Wii?
Q5) Finally … The Ottawa Treaty was signed: on 3rd December, 1997. What did this ban: nuclear warheads, mustard gas or landmines?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd December, 1977, saw South African police cleared of the death of whom?
Q2) 2nd December, 1962, saw Senator Mike Mansfield make a report to President John F. Kennedy. In so doing, the Senator was the first person to criticize what: the Cold War, the Vietnam War or the Gulf War?
Q3) The Sino-American Defense Treaty was signed: on 2nd December, 1954. The Treaty was signed between the USA: and whom?A3) The Republic of China: also called Taiwan.
Q4) Nick Leeson was jailed on 2nd December, 1995: after causing the collapse of Barings Bank. What was the name of the Ewan McGregor film about his career?
Q5) Finally … Who became President of Cuba, on 2nd December, 1976?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The game minus slow bowling is like bread without butter or, even worse, French cuisine without the sauces.”Trevor Bailey, born 3rd December, 1923.
And this tune …
Have a good day …
* Oh, blimey, Olga‡, there’s a case of life imitating art! :D At any rate … Lucifer … ? Oh … It’s based on a Neil Gaiman original? Might just be worth checking out: his Sandman stuff is very well spoken of. (He’s also done a couple of Dr Who episodes: The Dr’s Wife and Nightmare in Silver.)
† Yeah, I saw that news, Debbi‡. Quite how I’d deal with it, I don’t know: I’m not a big one for coffee, myself … !
‡ Oh, AS we’ve mentioned Dr Who AND Rogue Traders … ? Here come the drums …