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Pit your wits against friends & family online with these brainteasers

by Leonard Aiello (2020-04-16)


STOCKHOLM, April 5 (Reuters) - Two amateur Swedish soccer clubs felt forced to cancel a friendly and then play the game in secret due to fears of match-fixing after almost 150 bookmakers worldwide offered odds on the game in the absence of other live sport, the newspaper Sportbladet reported.

11 Imelda Staunton, who is at the time of writing still due to play Hello, Dolly! in the West End in August, also starred in Chichester Festival Theatre's 2014 production of Stephen Sondheim's Gypsy. Who else starred in that show? 

The Prime Minister also banned gatherings of more than two people and said family reunions, weddings, baptisms and other social events must be cancelled to stop the NHS collapsing under the strain of the pandemic.   

9 Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel starred in Mel Brooks's 1967 film The Producers, about a sleazy theatrical impresario and his nervous accountant. Who starred in the first Broadway stage adaptation, in 2001? 

Isobel McArthur, who perfectly understood that Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest novels ever written - but wondered what it would look like if all the roles, including the chaps, were performed by a cast of six women.

Finally, University of Southern California media professor Henry Jenkins wrapped up the day with a look at how young people use social media and how, over time, online communities can have self-regulating and protective effects on their members.

Instead, the two clubs rearranged the fixture for the following Saturday, and to prevent gamblers from finding out about it, the players were notified via a private Facebook group and no information was posted about it online.

"People called from other countries and wanted to influence the result. I have never seen anything like it, but it's like everything else with the coronavirus - situations occur that no-one could have predicted," Naeshulta forward Emil Schalin-Eriksson said.

We may not be able to see a musical live on stage right now, but that doesn't mean we can't keep our show knowledge in good working order - so here's a short quiz to help theatregoers stay sharp. Find out if you're a musical mouse, middler or maestro. Try not to go online - as they say in school, you'll only be cheating yourself - or peek at the answers!

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Sir David Amess told the House of Commons that Sir David Attenborough (pictured) and Dame Judi Bola Dench are 'very well respected' and are likely to be 'listened to in the way not all politicians are listened to'

Jasper Britton, who will play Arthur Wicksteed the randy doctor (a part created by Alec Guinness) in a revival of Alan Bennett's 1973 farcical comedy Habeas Corpus, which runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from May 15. 

"When you're talking about 100 to 200 betting companies, we can count quite low for each company and still get up to huge sums. It's a huge, huge amount of money," Dan Korhonen, head of sportsbook integrity at Svenska Spel, told Sportbladet.

She observed, though, that the only one grounded in an emotional truth is Judi's spiritualist. Madame Arcati is seeking to see Donald, her true love again, who was killed in the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War. The moments when she's seeking to be reunited with her beau are very poignant. The part's more expanded and much deeper than it is usually played on the stage.

Nancy Willard of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use talked about the current state of Internet safety education, telling the group that much of today's school-based messages continue to reinforce the discredited notion that kids are in serious danger from adult predators.

2. Which northern county was last to join cricket's county championship, in 1992? Its ground joined the English Test match circuit in 2003 when it hosted England v Zimbabwe. It's chairman is Ian Botham.

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Mike Donlin of Seattle Public Schools described his district's cyberbullying program, which trains students on techniques to protect themselves and their fellow students from bullying and harassment. Consistent with other experts, Donlin said online bullying is typically associated with offline bullying. Problems that start in school often migrate online, and it's not uncommon for the bullies and victims to know each other in the real world.

The answer to each question is a well-known film. We will give you the year of release, the director and the main actors. You just have to name the film. There is a connection between them that might help you. As always, there's a point for each.