Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 12-11-2014

Hmm … 

That seemed to go well.

My first day at work, I should add.

Saying that … ?

Saying that, it WAS our initial day day.   Basically, my fellow newcomers and I were all getting inducted: getting a basic run-down of the company’s aims, and what it does, basic Health & Safety and Emergency procedures, and doing the basic ‘joining up’ paperwork.

Which was nice.

The real stress test will be Friday, which is my next shift.

Before then … ?

Well, before then, I’ve got today.   Which includes a quick meeting with my Job Advisor: to see what help I can get, after returning to work.

Oh … 

And I’ve got an interview, this afternoon, in Romford.

It never rains, but it pours … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring seven out of seven.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 12th November, 1990, saw Sir Tim Berners Lee publish his proposals for what’s now called the World Wide Web.   Which three letter prefix is at the start of a web address?
Q2) That prefix can’t be preceded by what: http, https or ftp?
Q3) 12th November, 1990, saw Akihito crowned as Emperor of Japan. I her the 123rd, 124th or 125th Emperor?
Q4) 12th November, 1980, saw NASA’s Voyager 1 probe take photos of Saturn.   Which famous astronomer first saw Saturn’s rings, back in 1610?
Q5) 12th November, 2001, saw British plane spotters held on charges of spying: by authorities in which European country?
Q6) Finally … 12th November, 1954, saw New York city close its immigration control centre.   On which island was that centre?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th November, 2014, is Armistice Day: marking the end of the war.   In which year?
A1) 1918.
Q2) In which year did the war start?
A2) 1914.
Q3) Which war did the Armistice end?
Q4) A fashion student from London has designed a commemorative poppy hijab: as a way of marking the first Victoria Cross awarded to a Muslim soldier.   What IS a hijab?
A4) A headscarf.
Q5) 11th November, 2014, sees the Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red installation — marking the start of the war — close: most of it, at least.   It’s at which London landmark?
A5) The Tower of London.
Q6) It’s made up of 800, 000 ceramic what?
A6) Poppies.
Q7) Finally … Many will spend  the day at the London Cenotaph.   The word
Cenotaph means empty what: tomb, grave or box?
A7) Empty Tomb.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this this observation …
“We asked a minister for an interview - you know the rest.”
Eddie Mair, born 12 November 1965.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oooh, Debbi, did I tell you I’ve got an interview, today … ?   I’ve got an interview, today!   Wish me luck … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Best of luck, my man! :)

1. www
2. ftp
3. 125th
4. Galileo
5. France
6. Ellis Island