Friday, 22 July 2016

Farewell for now to the New York trainees trainees in the New York office

I said goodbye to the American trainees and to New York this afternoon. The trainees had a good final week with sessions by video editor Audrey Gruben, former trainees Kelly McLaughlin and Annabel Grossman, social media editor Chris Lawrence and editorial manager Andy Abrahams. Trainee Amanda Ulrich had an exclusive story, about live hermit crabs having their shells cracked open to become souvenirs, published on the site. Well done to her. You can read it here

The trainees have another week in New York and I will catch up with them at the beginning of August when they continue their training at the Mail's London offices. As usual we finished with the newsquiz. This week's winner was Mary Kekatos with 13.5, narrowly beating Zara Rubin on 13. See if you can do any better.

1. Donald Trump delivered his speech to the Republican National Convention after entering to the theme song of which film?

2. What was the name of the arena where the convention was held?
3. In introducing her father Ivanka Trump said: ‘He is colorblind and ______ _________’. What are the missing two words?
4. Who caused a stir on social media with people criticising her for 'wearing a bikini' and dressing like a 'cocktail waitress’?
5. Trump finished his speech to a song by an English rock band. Name the band and the song. Half a point each.
6. Who said: 'I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father'?
7. Who said: 'I'm sorry to be the buzzkill... but I think Trump is gonna win’?
8. What word did Taylor Swift say she had not heard during a conversation with Kanye West?
9. What is the name of the album that features the song ’Famous' that is the centre of the Swift/West disagreement?
10. What pseudonym did Gavin Long, the Baton Rouge gunman, use?
11. Paul Ryan posted a selfie with his interns, who were mainly white. What is Ryan's role at Capitol Hill?
12. Russian track and field athletes failed to overturn a ban from the Olympics.  What date do the Olympics start?
13. How many people were injured when an Afghan refugee attacked passengers on a train in Germany

14. Veep actor Peter MacNichol had his Emmy nomination withdrawn because he exceeded the number of appearances allowed. What was the category?
15. A construction crane collapsed over which bridge causing huge traffic delays?
16. Who said: 'Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates.’?
17. How many people have been charged with terror offences relating to helping Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel prepare the Nice terror attack.
18. Roger Ailes stepped down as CEO of Fox News saying he did not want his 'presence to become a __________’. What is the missing word?
19. Who took over as chairman and acting CEO of Fox?
20. Michelle Obama joined James Corden for Carpool Karaoke. Who also sang with them?
21. Which song did Michelle Obama and James Corden sing together, supporting her Let Girls Learn initiative?
22. Two Chilean tourists received cuts and bruises after being involved in a dispute with a naked lady over the size of their tip. Where?
23. What is LA-based artist Plastic Jesus's latest creation?
24. In which city was a therapist shot and wounded by police as he was trying to help an autistic man?
25. Four photographs have been released to celebrate Prince George’s third birthday. One is of him offering ice cream to the family’s dog. What is the dog’s name?

Answers here

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