Whaleoil General Debate

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Face of the Day


The Mediaworks board have unanimously backed Mark Weldon’s management of Mediaworks.

MediaWorks chief executive Mark Weldon has once again been given the full backing of the media company’s board.

It had been speculated that Mr Weldon’s position could be in jeopardy when the MediaWorks board met today. The speculation was, in part, prompted by the shock resignation of star newsreader Hilary Barry at the end of last week. Read more »

Word of the day

The word for today is…

noetic (adj) –  Of, relating to, originating in, or apprehended by the intellect.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “pertaining to the intellect,” 1650s, from Greek noetikos “intelligent,” from noesis.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 2

1My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands.

Monday nightCap

Yeah, why?


Today’s Trivia


Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

Budapest has the second oldest metro in the world–a metro that was built between 1894 and 1896. (Source)

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