Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 24-7-2014: At The Gate.

Ahh … Well that’s THAT sorted out, then … !

I wrote, yesterday, that it seemed as if building work had started next to Brunel House.

I’ve managed top track down what’s happening, there.

It seems there’s work being done: to sort out some of the ongoing issues the building has with … 

Wait for it … 

Sewerage … !

That’s kind of a relief: although possibly not if you’re in Saint James Road.

As it means there’s more time for any objections to the planning applications to go in.   It also means that the ongoing situation with the sewerage system in Brunel House — and any associated smells! — can get seen to.

That’s a GOOD thing … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Kaiju* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Kaiju bagging five out of five‡, and Debbi bagging four.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) 24th July saw the formal unveiling of the Menin Gate war memorial.   The Gate is in which European country?
Q2) More to the point, the Gate is in which town?
Q3) The Gate was unveiled in which year of the 1920s?
Q4) The Hall Of Memory part of the Gate honours 54, 896 troops.   The troops concerned are what: missing or unidentified?
Q5) Finally … The Last Post ceremony at the Gate was originally started by representatives from the town’s what: fire brigade, rat Catchers or police?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd July, 1926, saw Fox Films buy the patents for the Movietone system.   What did Movietone add to film: colour, sound or grey shades?
A1) Sound.
Q2) 23rd July, 1927, the IBC’s first radio station begin its broadcast.   In which country … ?
A2) India.
Q3) 23rd July, 1914: the Austro-Hungarian Empire issues an ultimatum, after the shooting of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand.   To which country … ?
A3) Serbia.
Q4) 23rd July, 1952, saw the treaty that created the European Coal and Steel Community, come into force.   That community is considered to be an ancestor of what: the League of Nations, the European Union or the United Nations?
A4) The European Union.
Q5) Finally … 23rd July, 1892, saw the birth of Haile Selassie 1st.   His title, as Ethiopian Emperor, literally translates as ‘king of’ … whom … ?
A5) King of Kings.   (The Ge’ez phrase is Niguse Negest.)
I’ll leave you with though observation from Siegfried Sassoon …
“Well might the Dead who struggled in the slime

Rise and deride this sepulchre of crime.”Siegfried Sassoon, On Passing the New Menin Gate
And this … 

Have a good day … 

*        Lord knows why, Kaiju … no, wait, I THINK I know why … !   Stick around for a few days … 

†        Well, that’s a heck of an improvement, if you think about it, Debbi!   From 40%, yesterday, up to  80%, today!

‡        Kaiju, you realise you bagged the First-In-Clap?   Been a while since I’ve said that … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul!

Check out my blog for tomorrow. With any luck it'll have scenes from Pittsburgh on it. :)

1. Belgium
2. Ypres
3. 1927
4. missing
5. fire brigade