Friday, 24 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 24-10-2014: The United Nations

Blimey, but it’s Friday.

No, really … !

And I’m STILL working on the family laptop … !

Basically, I’ve now got the back-ups software set up: CrashPlan in case you’re interested.    I should be able to find instructions my mother and sister would understand.

All I have to do now, is shift various iTunes libraries: and we’re laughing!

Oy, Vey!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Kaiju* and Mr Strict* putting in their answers: with each nicely tied, bagging nine out of ten.

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

Here they, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 24th October, 1945, saw the founding of the United Nations, when its Charter came into international force.   How many member nations are there on the UN Security Council?
Q2) How many of those members are permanent?
Q3) Name any of those permanent members.
Q4) Which international body has more members: the UN or FIFA?
Q5) How many members does the UN have: 191, 193 or 195?
Q6) What’s the name of the UN body that deals with refugees?
Q7) What’s the name of the UN’s world health organization? 
Q8) What was the name of the UN’s predecessor?
Q9) The founding date is when a majority of the founding nations ratified what?
Q10) Finally, who’s the current UN Secretary General of the UN?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd October, 1642, saw the first pitched battle of the English Civil War: the Battle of Edge Hill, in other words.   In which English county is Edge Hill?
Q2) The Civil Wars of the period were fought between the Parliamentarians: and the Royalists.   Which English King did the Royalists support?
Q3) That king was king of England, Scotland … and where else?
A3) Ireland.
Q4) What did the Parliamentarians called the Royalists?
A4) Cavaliers.
Q5) Likewise, what did the Royalists call the Parliamentarians: Squareheads, Flatheads or Roundheads?
Q6) The Parliamentarian’s leader — Oliver Cromwell — went on to rule England, Ireland and Scotland.   What were the three countries called, whilst he ruled?
A6) The Commonwealth.
Q7) As ruler, Cromwell was known as the Lord … what?
A7) Lord Protector.
Q8) What did the Royalists call this period: the Interval, Interregnum or Interim?
Q9) Cromwell’s forces were known as the New Model … what?
Q10) Finally … In which year of the 1660s did Charles 2nd return to — and start ruling — England ?
A10) 1660.
I’ll leave you with the Hymn of the United Nations.   Yes, the lyrics are in English: although I had a job of work, looking some of them up … 

And this thought from a former US Secretary of Defence … 
“The plain truth is the day is coming when no single nation, however powerful, can undertake by itself to keep the peace outside its own borders. Regional and international organizations for peace-keeping purposes are as yet rudimentary; but they must grow in experience and be strengthened by deliberate and practical cooperative action.”

Robert McNamara, former US Secretary of Defence.
Enjoy your day, folks!

*        Welcome back, chaps!   (Oh, strictly speaking?   The ‘Commonwealth’ was the period from 1649 to 1660: ‘Protectorate’ only applies from about 1653.)

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