first_imgAMAZING brainbox Jack Meenan was crowned Ireland’s first Junior Mastermind tonight.It was a stroll in the park for the Castlefin boy.But there were some tough questions in there. Here were all the questions – and all his answers!Would you have got them?Who is credited with driving the snakes out of Ireland and into the sea? SAINT PATRICK· The bamboo-eating giant panda is native to which country? CHINA · What colourless gas, with a faint sharp odour, has the chemical formula CO2? CARBON DIOXIDE· Which American golfer won the 2012 US Masters at Augusta? BUBBA WATSON· On which fictional, cobbled English street will you find businesses including ‘Roy’s Rolls’, ‘The Kabin’ and the ‘Corner Shop’? CORONATION STREET· A leveret is the young of which type of fast-running, long-eared mammal? HARE· Which English author wrote the two books series about the ‘Famous Five’ and the ‘Secret Seven’? ENID BLYTON · How many counties are in the province of Connacht? FIVE· What was the name of the first man-made satellite, launched in 1957, by the former Soviet Union? SPUTNIK 1· Which popular form of word puzzle consists of a square or rectangular diagram divided into black and white squares? CROSSWORD PUZZLE· Which American President visited his ancestral home of Dunganstown in County Wexford in 1963? JOHN F. KENNEDY · The Hindu Kush, located in north-eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan is what sort of geographical feature? A MOUNTAIN RANGE· At what sport does Tipperary man Eoin Kelly excel? HURLING· Which cartoon character, which featured in the ‘Shrek’ films, also starred in a self-titled movie in 2011? ‘PUSS IN BOOTS’· Which country is by far the largest in the world? RUSSIA· Which former American Vice-President made the movie about global warming entitled ‘An Inconvenient Truth’? AL GORE· What is the name of the group of islands at the mouth of Galway Bay? ARAN ISLANDS· What name is given to a male cow? BULL· Which Scotsman is credited with having invented the television? JOHN LOGIE BAIRD· The flag of which country features the Star of David? ISRAEL· Philip Pullman is the author of which award-winning trilogy of books? HIS DARK MATERIALS· In 2008 in Beijing, which athlete born in Jamaica became the first man in Olympic History to win both the 100m and the 200m races in World Record times? USAIN BOLT· Which 1982 Steven Spielberg film features a space alien who wants to phone home? E T· According to ancient Greek mythology, which mountain was the home of the Gods? MOUNT OLYMPUS· In which War did the Battle of the Somme take place? WORLD WAR ONE· The LUAS transport system in Dublin has its own colour codes. One line is red. What colour is the other? GREEN· Katniss Everdeen is the teenage heroine of which series of books, the first of which was recently made into a blockbuster movie? ‘THE HUNGER GAMES’· In which sport do particpants use a shuttlecock? BADMINTON· Programmes, which run on a computer, telling the computer what to do, are more commonly known as what? SOFTWARE/APPS· What sort of weapon, associated with Robin Hood, does a Fletcher make and sell? ARROWS/BOWS· Which American television series focuses on the adventures of a teenage Clark Kent before he goes to Metropolis? SMALLVILLE· What is the name of the scale which measures the acidity or basicity of a liquid, whose values fall between zero and fourteen? THE PH SCALE· According to the old proverb, who will an apple a day keep away? THE DOCTOR· What colourless, tasteless and odourless liquid has the chemical symbol H20? WATER· What is the name of the typically box-like kitchen appliance that cooks using high frequency electro-magnetic waves? MICROWAVE OVEN· The William Webb Ellis Trophy is awarded to the winners of Which Sporting World Cup? RUGBY WORLD CUP· Chocolate is made from what type of beans? COCOA BEANS· ‘Waltzing Matilda’ is known as the adopted Anthem of which country in the southern hemisphere? AUSTRALIA· How many humps does a dromedary have? ONE· In Germanic and Scandinavian mythology, what is the name of the god of thunder? Thor· In what Irish city will you find the ‘Jack Lynch Tunnel’? CORK· Which Middle Eastern country uses the shekel as its unit of currency? ISRAEL· The author Beatrix Potter’s first book was about a rabbit who wore a blue jacket. What was his name? PETER RABBIT· The Headquarters of many leading financial institutions are located in Wall Street. In which American city is Wall Street? NEW YORK· What type of colourful and horned animal, found in Central African forests, is a bongo? ANTELOPE· What does the double ‘o’ signify for the fictional spy James Bond? A LICENCE TO KILL· In which European capital city were the first Modern Olympics held in 1896? ATHENS· Which TD for Cork South Central, who was previously Minister for Foreign Affairs, was elected Leader of Fianna Fáil in January 2011? MICHÉAL MARTIN· Which British Prince, who is second in line to the throne, married Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey in April 2011? PRINCE WILLIAM· Which English Premiership football team play their home games at White Hart Lane? TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR· The city of Timbuktu is in which continent? AFRICA· Canada is officially a bilingual country. English is one of the languages; what is the second? FRENCH· In which Caribbean country did the reggae music style, popularised by Bob Marley, originate? JAMAICA· Daniel Fahrenheit devised a scale used for measuring what? TEMPERATURE· The first non-stop transatlantic flight landed in June 1919 in which Irish county? GALWAY· Which Irish author writes the book series called ‘Skullduggery Pleasant’? DEREK LANDY· What is the largest living land animal? ELEPHANT· Islamabad is the capital of which country in Southern Asia? PAKISTAN· Name the object hit by the players in ice hockey. PUCK· In the nursery rhyme, what was the shepherd’s night time delight? RED SKY· The young of which type of large, usually white, waterfowl is called a cygnet? SWAN· Which toy derives its name from the Danish words for ‘play well’? LEGO· Which type of entertainer specialises in balancing and catching items such as balls, plates, and knives? JUGGLER· What was the name of the War, which was triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August the second, 1990? GULF WAR· Of which boy band, known for their hits such as ‘All Time Low’ and ‘Glad You Came’ is the Irishman Siva Kaneswaran a member? THE WANTED· Which Roman ruler had the seventh month of the year named after him in his honour, as he was born during that month? JULIUS CAESARJACK’S SUPER MASTERMIND WIN! WOULD YOU HAVE ANSWERED ALL THESE QUESTIONS? was last modified: December 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:JACK’S SUPER MASTERMIND WIN! WOULD YOU HAVE ANSWERED ALL THESE QUESTIONS?last_img read more

Maybe I Can Finish My Career Next Year: Cristiano Ronaldo Opens Up on Retirement

first_img cristiano ronaldoJuventusPortugalretirement First Published: August 21, 2019, 4:44 PM IST Turin: Cristiano Ronaldo has dropped hints that he could end his illustrious career as early as next year. The Portugal football superstar, who plies his trade for Italian Serie A champions Juventus, is 34 years old now.”I don’t think about that,” Ronaldo told TVI as reported by Goal when asked about his retirement plans. “Maybe I can finish my career next year… but I can also play up to 40 or 41,” said the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.”I don’t know. What I always say is to enjoy the moment. The gift is excellent and I have to continue to enjoy it.”Ronaldo, who has shattered almost every record in the game, said there aren’t many footballers who have more milestones to their name than him.”Are there any football players who have more records than me?” he asked. “I don’t think there are any footballers who have more records than me.”Ronaldo helped Juventus win the Serie A last season by scoring 28 goals in 43 games in all competitions.The forward has a record five Champions League titles (four with Real Madrid and one with Manchester United) to his name along with three Premier League crowns, two La Liga trophies, and a Serie A title. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship is funded by Th

first_imgThe Geraldine Marshall Scholarship is funded by The North End Cornhole Classic Tournament held every year at the Living Room Restaurant in May, hosted by Representative Michlewitz. Thank you to all who attended, sponsored and donated to support this fund.ABOUT NEMPAC: The North End Music and Performing Arts Center is the North End of Boston’s key resource for arts programming. A group of North End mothers founded NEMPAC in 2001 in an effort to create musical programming for their children. In 2004, the Robert White Foundation donated to NEMPAC their city-operated space located off the Prado (The Paul Revere Mall) In the North End. This space, consisting of 4 private music studios, a storage basement and an office, is where NEMPAC began to flourish. Today, we are serving over 1,200 students a week through our education programs and partnerships. Our concerts are making the North End of Boston a destination for arts and culture. As we continue to grow as a Performing Arts Center, we continue to ensure we are engaging our audiences with creative, quality, and innovative programming.MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Each year the fund awards scholarships in the Fall through an application process. For more information about this fund or how to contribute, please contact NEMPAC Executive Director, Sherri Snow at ssnow@nempacboston.org or 617-227-2270.OUR MISSION: The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) enriches Boston’s North End Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods through affordable, quality music education and performing arts programs.North End Music and Performing Arts CenterP.O. Box 130255Boston, MA 02113Office: 617-227-2270 Web: www.nempacboston.orgLike us on Facebook: North End Music & Performing Arts CenterFollow us Instagram @nempacboston State Representative Michlewitz comments “I am so proud of our work with NEMPAC to provide these scholarships to children in the North End and to help them to continue their interests in the arts. I am even more proud that we were able to expand it to four recipients this year. Congratulations to those that received this year’s scholarships.”The scholarship recipients were selected through a competitive application process and reviewed by the NEMPAC Scholarship Committee. Ferdinand Carangelo (age 9) is using his scholarship to continue his private piano lessons with NEMPAC instructor Ethan DePuy. Recipient and trumpet player Charlie Ellrodt (age 9) uses his scholarship to participate in the Eliot Band Program led and run by NEMPAC after-school. This program includes small group instrument training and ensemble practice two days a week. Scholarship recipient and flutist, Shannon Raneri (age 10), participates in both the Eliot Music Ensemble and Private Lessons with instructor Jaclyn Dentino. Drummer, Lorenzo Vespignani (age 9) will use his scholarship to participate for his second year in the Eliot Music Ensemble program after-school, also run by NEMPAC. Winners and Rep. Michlewitz celebrate in style with the dabNEMPAC and State Rep. Michlewitz Award Four North End Youth the Geraldine Marshall 2017-18 Music Scholarship Congratulations Marshall Scholarship RecipientsFerdinand Carangelo, Charlie Ellrodt, Shannon Raneri, and Lorenzo VespignaniBoston, MA : The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) congratulates the four recipients of this year’s Geraldine Marshall Music Scholarship! Due to the overwhelming support from the community and State Representative Michlewitz to carry on the Scholarship, NEMPAC was able to double the awards this year by providing now four students with full music tuition support.The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship was established by her son, Representative Aaron Michlewitz in 2015. Ms. Marshall, who passed away at the age of 68, was born in Dorchester in 1946, moved to the North End at the age of 21 and settled here for almost 50 years before her passing. The fund preserves the legacy of a woman who loved children and the arts.*Advertisement*last_img read more