Squiz Quiz – 10 February 2024
1. Who has been appointed Northern Ireland's First Minister, marking a significant shift in the state's political landscape?
This is the first time an Irish nationalist has been appointed - O'Neill is part of the Sinn Féin party. She says a united Ireland is now 'within touching distance'.
2. This week a Beijing court sentenced Dr. Yang Hengjun to death after he was accused of what?
The ruling includes a caveat that, pending Dr Yang’s “good behaviour”, the sentence can be converted to a life sentence after 2 years.
3. This week we learned that King Charles has been diagnosed with?
While we don't know much about the diagnosis, he will defer public engagements to other senior royals while keeping up with lighter duties (all the paperwork).
4. In Parliament this week a political deal was made to get which bill over the line?
A deal was made with Senators David Pocock, Lidia Thorpe, and the Greens.
5. What was significant about Pakistan's general election this week?
It’s the world’s 5th most populous country, which means it's a vast election to stage.
6. Why did the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and Gabba Stadium make headlines this week?
The Gabba knockdown/expansion will be costly, and with an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, Queensland Premier Steven Miles is reconsidering the options.
7. What happened after energy company AGL posted quadruple the profit recorded 12 months earlier?
The profit came in at $399 million and AGL said it was a result of better market conditions and higher wholesale electricity pricing.
8. Happy Lunar New Year! It's the year of the ...
And it's said to be bringing a baby boom...
9. What object found itself the backdrop of some pretty spectacular graffiti art this week?
They took their spray cans to new heights in LA over 27 floors of an abandoned luxury high-rise.
10. What did Jack Sweeney, the avid US plane tracker, receive from Taylor Swift's lawyers this week?
The 21yo has used publicly available data to track celebrities for years, but Tay Tay’s attorneys aren’t impressed, accusing him of “stalking and harassing behaviour”.
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