Wednesday, 20 June 2012

charles' current events questions and answers part 4

WWII bombers head back to London

1.Who was involved? Bruce Cunningham

2.Why did it happen? The veterans, all aged between 87 and 94, left the RNZAF Whenuapai base in Auckland for the unveiling of a long-awaited Bomber Command memorial in Green Park.

3.What happened? The World War II veteran, who became a prisoner of war, shared his sense of humour as he and 32 others who served in the New Zealand Air Force with Bomber Command prepared to fly to London this morning

4.How did it happen? The approved 33 veterans will have their international travel, accommodation and other costs including care and support teams and medical assistance paid for during the two-week trip.

5.Where did it happen? Britain

charles' current events questions and answer part 3

Fears Big Brother may head to NZ

1.Who was involved? British government

2.Why did it happen? In some cases it would mean the information could be monitored in real time - but the Government has been quick to point out that it's only after the bad guys.

3.What happened? A British proposal to log every web visit, email, phone call or text message made by its citizens is a worrying step our Government could eventually find tempting, a law academic says.

4.How did it happen? If passed, the legislation known as the "Big Brother Bill" would allow British authorities to track what citizens do online, over the phone and through the post, with all data being kept for up to a year.

5.Where did it happen? Britain

charles' current events questions and answer part 2

Oz political party says 'no more NZers'

1.Who was involved? Clifford Hayes

2.WHY did it happened? The population of Victoria grew at the most rapid rate, an increase of more than 75,000 people during the year to about 5.6 million that was boosted by soaring immigration, more babies and a net increase in people moving there from other states, the Herald Sun reported.

3.WHAT happened? An Australian political party is calling for a halt to the unlimited migration of New Zealanders to Australia as the country's population continues to grow.

4.HOW did it happen? The party says New Zealanders should have to apply to migrate, with total net immigration to Australia reduced from 180,000 to 80,000

5.WHERE did it happen? Australia

charles' current events questions and answer part 1

Olympics: Erakovic wins bid to compete at London

1. Who was it involved? Marina Erakovic 

2. Why did this happen? She had beaten two top-16 players in the qualifying period  

3. What happened? The waiting is over for New Zealand tennis No 1 Marina Erakovic and she can now, finally, prepare for the London Olympics. 

4. How did it happen? Erakovic was one of two athletes confirmed today, with weightlifter Richie Patterson selected for the 85kg division.

5. Where did it happen? New Zealand


Wednesday, 13 June 2012



Compressing – is the act of compressing. 

Tension- is the act of stretching or straining something that is a part of your body.

 Bending – is to force an object, especially a long or thin one from a straight form into a curved or angular one or from a curved or angular form into something that is hard or soft.

Torsion – is the act of twisting.

Beams - any of various relatively long pieces of metal, wood, stone, etc., manufactured or shaped especially for use as rigid members or parts of structures or machines.

Arches – is a curved masonry construction for spanning an opening, consisting of a number of wedgelike stones, bricks, or the like, set with the narrower side toward the opening in such a way that forces on the arch are transmitted as vertical or oblique stresses on either side of the opening.

Trusses – Is to tie, bind, or fasten.

Suspensions – is the act of suspending.


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