WHO Wants To Be A Millionaire? viewers were yelling at their TVs tonight when a former Geography student struggled to name where Blackpool is. Tom Holmes who is originally from Cornwall and now lives in London has an A Level in Geography but admitted he didn’t know that where the popular destination was, despite being a “big traveller” and lived in Uganda last year. The £500 question asked where The Blackpool Tower is, and the options were Lancashire, Somerset, Kent and Hertfordshire. Totally stumped, Tom said: “Yeah, I’m not from this part of the world, I know it’s not Kent or Somerset.” “There are people in Arizona that know what,” quipped Jeremy Clarkson. After debating whether it was between the north west county, or the southern Hertfordshire, Tom eventually got the correct answer and said Lancashire, much to his relief, and confessed it was much harder to be in the seat than watch at home. However those at home … [Read more...] about Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? viewers left shocked after former geography student has no idea where Blackpool is
Dundee People by James Masson April 25, 2018, 6:00 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The local heats of the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers Worldwise Quiz took place at Perth Academy. Topics ranged from motorways in Scotland to the geography of Italy. After a closely fought heat, Perth Academy B & Webster’s High A (Kirriemuir) were equal third, Grove Academy A were second and Harris Academy A were first. Harris will now go on to represent Tayside in the national finals in June. Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the Evening Telegraph … [Read more...] about Motorways in Scotland and the geography of Italy: these local teachers know their maps
News.Az reprints from Echo.az an article headlined 'Non-Aligned Movement: Azerbaijan expands "diplomatic geography"' by Nurani. The results of a new round of great diplomacy - the ministerial meeting of the countries participating in the Non-Aligned Movement on "Support for International Peace and Security for Sustainable Development" are summarized in Baku. The final documents of the meeting were adopted, including the Baku Document and the Baku Declaration. Even the most cursory analysis of the results of the conference shows: Azerbaijan has done much here. The participants expressed their gratitude to the people and government of Azerbaijan for the high level of organization of the ministerial meeting. They welcomed the nomination of the capital of Azerbaijan for holding the World Exhibition "EXPO-2025": our country is the only state party to the Non-Aligned Movement that claims to hold it. The Ministers noted the results of the 4th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilization … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the RegionNon-Aligned Movement: Azerbaijan expands “diplomatic geography”
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 16 By Anvar Mammadov - Trend: Azerbaijan's "Procurement and Supply of Food Products" OJSC seeks to expand the geography of export, Deputy Chairman of the OJSC Khalig Mammadov told Trend. He said that the company plans to begin exporting food products to Arab countries, as well as to Central Asia. "The company mainly exports the procured products to Russia, but we continue to develop new export directions. Presently, we are negotiating with the UAE, Qatar and other Arab countries. There is a need for Azerbaijani products in these countries. The problem is political conflicts in the region, which affects export. We also intend to increase exports to the countries of Central Asia. For example, Turkmenistan imported large volumes of onion from Azerbaijan in 2017. This is the success of our exporters, but, I think that such export operations should be performed more appropriately. We also consider export of Azerbaijani goods to South Korea, but here it is necessary to … [Read more...] about Azerbaijan seeks to expand export geography of procured goods (Exclusive)
With the world watching the UK for London 2012 it seems most Brits need a crash course in geography – about their own country! Despite media coverage of the Olympic torch relay and a continued focus on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour, an independent survey commissioned by Warwick Castle reveals that most Britons lack basic knowledge about the UK. The findings come at a time when the government is stressing the need for a focus on facts in the national curriculum and a move away from verbal reasoning exams such as GCSEs to more knowledge-based tests like O Levels and CSEs.The survey shows:Only 38 per cent of Brits can identify neighbouring counties; Scots know more about England than the English; Only 47 per cent correctly connect The River Avon with the town of Warwick; Almost ten per cent believe London is the nearest city to Warwick. Just 38 per cent of Brits questioned in the independent survey could correctly identify English counties that neighboured one another, … [Read more...] about Are we really that gormless about geography?