Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with NDP candidate Rick Morelli, Vaughan

Posted on October 17, 2020October 18, 2020Categories Uncategorized

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Rick Morelli is running for the NDP in the Ontario provincial election, in the Vaughan riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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Surgeons reattach boy’s three severed limbs

Posted on October 16, 2020October 17, 2020Categories Uncategorized

Tuesday, March 29, 2005A team of Australian surgeons yesterday reattached both hands and one foot to 10-year-old Perth boy, Terry Vo, after a brick wall which collapsed during a game of basketball fell on him, severing the limbs. The wall gave way while Terry performed a slam-dunk, during a game at a friend’s birthday party.

The boy was today awake and smiling, still in some pain but in good spirits and expected to make a full recovery, according to plastic surgeon, Mr Robert Love.

“What we have is parts that are very much alive so the reattached limbs are certainly pink, well perfused and are indeed moving,” Mr Love told reporters today.

“The fact that he is moving his fingers, and of course when he wakes up he will move both fingers and toes, is not a surprise,” Mr Love had said yesterday.

“The question is more the sensory return that he will get in the hand itself and the fine movements he will have in the fingers and the toes, and that will come with time, hopefully. We will assess that over the next 18 months to two years.

“I’m sure that he’ll enjoy a game of basketball in the future.”

The weight and force of the collapse, and the sharp brick edges, resulted in the three limbs being cut through about 7cm above the wrists and ankle.

Terry’s father Tan said of his only child, the injuries were terrible, “I was scared to look at him, a horrible thing.”

The hands and foot were placed in an ice-filled Esky and rushed to hospital with the boy, where three teams of medical experts were assembled, and he was given a blood transfusion after experiencing massive blood loss. Eight hours of complex micro-surgery on Saturday night were followed by a further two hours of skin grafts yesterday.

“What he will lose because it was such a large zone of traumatised skin and muscle and so on, he will lose some of the skin so he’ll certainly require lots of further surgery regardless of whether the skin survives,” said Mr Love said today.

The boy was kept unconscious under anaesthetic between the two procedures. In an interview yesterday, Mr Love explained why:

“He could have actually been woken up the next day. Because we were intending to take him back to theatre for a second look, to look at the traumatised skin flaps, to close more of his wounds and to do split skin grafting, it was felt the best thing to do would be to keep him stable and to keep him anaesthetised.”

Professor Wayne Morrison, director of the respected Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery and head of plastic and hand surgery at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital, said he believed the operation to be a world first.

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Use Sell Fast Usa To Help Sell Your Home

Posted on October 15, 2020October 16, 2020Categories Cabinets

By Sean Goudeloc

In 2007, the recession that is currently affecting millions of Americans began. While it is nearly five years old, the decline of the economy in the United States has led to great despair among people in this country. Of course, as everyone should know, the economy is cyclic. This means that it will have high and low periods, but that still does not necessarily make it easier to deal with a tough housing market and job losses. Since the beginning of this recession, record foreclosures and unemployment has been posted with upwards of four million home owners losing their homes in the process.

Unfortunately, the biggest reason for this is because many people were able to get home loans that they couldn’t afford. While this was the result of decisions made by an earlier cabinet, people these days have to deal with the consequences. Of course, the banks are willing to loan out money to people who can’t necessarily afford it as long as the government says it is ok. Banks are businesses, after all, and because of this they are always looking to make profit. This does not mean that banks are malicious in their strategy to earn money, but it certainly does not make things any easier.

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As a matter of fact, many banks will work with you if you are one of the millions of Americans who is facing hard times. Most banks are focused on customer service and will find ways to help you acquire the tools or game plan you need to succeed. Still, there are times when your bank will not work with you: perhaps you have had some issues in the past or maybe your particular terms are difficult to manipulate. Whatever the reason you could be facing a more straining time if you find your bank is not prepared to work with you on your home loan and you are looking towards foreclosure as a potential outcome.

Obviously, you want to avoid foreclosure if at all possible. While this is an easy way out it is only a temporary fix as foreclosure could create more problems for you in the future. What you might want to do, then, is look for some alternatives. This is how SellFastUSA can help you. SellFastUSA is a company whose main purpose is to help distressed home owners find alternatives to foreclosure and preserve the status of their home ownership.

SellFastUSA was founded a few years ago by Allan Garfield who, himself, has many years in the home financing industry. He assembled this company to help homeowners find relief during troubling times. His company employs many professional counselors who have more than 150 years of combined experience in the field. Any one of these professionals can help home owners who call for their aid to sell a home in as little as 10 days. They promise to be able to do this regardless of the condition of your loan and no matter what kind of issues you may have had in the past.

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Bill Bernhardt, Kitchener Centre

Posted on October 13, 2020October 14, 2020Categories Uncategorized

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Bill Bernhardt is running for the Family Coalition Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Kitchener Centre riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Please note that Bill provided his answers in “ALL CAPS”; due to the time constraints of this election coverage, it remains in this typographic style.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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Four new breeds in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Posted on October 13, 2020October 14, 2020Categories Uncategorized

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

This year, four breeds of dogs are competing for the first time in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, United States.

The new breeds making their Westminister debuts this year, are the Plott, a hunting hound originally bred by two German immigrant brothers in North Carolina; the Tibetan Mastiff, once described by Marco Polo as “tall as a donkey with a voice as powerful as that of a lion.”; the Beauceron, a herding dog originally bred to herd flocks of sheep in France, later used to sniff out landmines and send messages during the World Wars; and the Swedish Vallhund, a breed dating back to the time of the Vikings, used on farms to catch vermin, herd cattle, and as a guard dog, noted for its double coat and harness markings.

This brings the number of unique breeds competing in the famous dog show to 169.

The Plott, the Beauceron, and the Vallhund were shown on Monday. The Tibetan Mastiff will be shown tonight as part of the Working Group.

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On the campaign trail, June 2012

Posted on October 10, 2020October 11, 2020Categories Uncategorized

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The following is the eighth in a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2012 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after a brief mention of some of the month’s biggest stories.

In this month’s edition on the campaign trail, a Green Party presidential candidate who announced his 2012 plans to Wikinews four years ago speaks to Wikinews once again, the candidate leading the California American Independent Party presidential primary discusses his campaign, and Wikinews explores whether Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky will be selected as the Republican Party vice presidential nominee.

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Tonga renews emergency regulations

Posted on October 9, 2020October 10, 2020Categories Uncategorized

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Tongan government has extended the state of emergency in the capital, Nuku?alofa, for another month.

The move has been criticised as unnecessary by the chairman of the Tonga Civil Society Forum, Drew Havea. He says that life is now back to normal in the capital, and blames a group of Nuku?alofa businessmen for the rollover.

“We are not sure why they are taking that particular action because we don’t see any issue but that’s their right. If they want to petition for rolling over these emergency regulations, there’s not much we can do, on our part,” he said.

The emergency regulations were originally put in place two and a half years ago, as a response to the 2006 Nuku’alofa riots, and have been renewed monthly ever since. They give police wide powers to search, detain and arrest people without warrant within Nuku?alofa’s CBD in order to protect public safety.

Central Nuku?alofa was severely damaged by pro-democracy riots on November 17, 2006.

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The Most Professional Videographers In Dc

Posted on October 6, 2020October 7, 2020Categories Copywriting

byAlma Abell

In the world of law, professionalism, integrity, and attention to detail are attributes which are necessary. The Gore Brothers a company based out of the Washington DC area, have been demonstrating these attributes since 1961 when they began offering litigation support and court reporting services. As a company, they have evolved and made necessary changes over time, staying ahead of the curve both professionally and technologically. When it comes to the legal video industry, they are the finest Videographers in DC.

The services being offered are: reporting and litigation; legal video services; video conferencing and video streaming; and convenient and beautiful conference rooms. With round-the-clock availability, simple on-line scheduling, in-house videographers, and full-service conference rooms, one would be hard-pressed to find a more professional and convenient group of people to work with.

Being the best Videographers in DC means high quality and a dizzying array of the latest technologies. For example, high-definition multiple camera video dispositions; this lets the jury see every angle, facial expressions, and intricacies of body language, creating the most impactful video recordings possible. There is powerful video and transcript synchronizing software, enabling viewing and editing from the convenience of one’s own computer. Also available is high-definition live streaming to an unlimited audience.Money and time also matters, and a professional videography service saves one’s firm, their staff, and their clients tons of money in the long run. With all the arrangements made for you, one does not have to worry about anything other than the case being built. There is no hassle of having to make arrangements, traveling to several locations, or wasting time, energy and money.

Video recordings are the be all, end all in law. The cameras do not lie. This is important for the presentation of concrete evidence, and leveling the playig field. There can be no biased slants or sleights of hand used against one’s clients during dispositions, interviews, settlement conferences, and mediation. Recording and streaming high-definition video assures that law is done correctly.

Videographers are one’s assistants. They help build a stronger and more reliable case, while also streamlining the process and saving firms and their clients money. In law, the facts, evidence and case are what matters and that is where the majority of focus should be.

Left-wing EU parliament candidates debate in Cardiff

Posted on October 6, 2020October 7, 2020Categories Uncategorized

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cardiff, Wales —Labour, Plaid Cymru, and No2EU candidates for the Wales seats in the European Parliament met at Cardiff‘s Sandringham Hotel last night for the second of two pre-election hustings debates hosted by Cardiff Trades Union Congress. Cardiff TUC president Katrine Williams moderated as Derek Vaughan of the Labour Party, Jill Evans MEP of Plaid Cymru, and Rob Griffiths of the No2EU coalition, the tops of their respective lists, took questions from an audience of 22 composed largely of socialist activists and trade union members.

Candidates from the Tories, Liberal Democrats, and Green Party were not invited to the evening debate, although the Liberal Democrats did take part in the TUC’s debate earlier in the day. Ms Williams explained that the Liberal Democrats and Tories had been excluded because “we wanted to have candidates more representative of trade unions” but that not inviting the Greens had been “an oversight” due to the less prominent tradition of green politics in Wales. The BNP, UKIP and some minor parties also did not take part.

In opening statements, the three candidates discussed their records and their goals for the European Parliament. Mr Vaughan, leader of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, asserted the pro-organised labour credentials of the Labour Party, which has been under fire for several years from the left, and noted that Labour, which currently controls two of Wales’s four seats in the EU Parliament, has brought £1.5 billion to Wales, with a comparable amount to come in the future. Calling the BNP “Nazis” and comparing the British political situation to that in Germany in the 1930s, Vaughan called for the parties of the left to rally behind Labour in order to ensure that the BNP did not obtain any seats in Wales; but he expressed resignation to the likelihood that the BNP would earn a seat in North West England.

Ms Evans, meanwhile, who has been an MEP for ten years, announced her opposition to the pro-privatisation current in the EU and pledged that Plaid would support a new program of public investment and pro-organised labour revisions of EU directives, particularly the Posted Workers Directive.

Mr Griffiths, meanwhile, who is General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain, took a position urging radical reform of the European Union. The Lisbon Treaty, which he characterised as a re-branding of the European Constitution, would, he argued, enshrine neo-liberal policies in Europe and impose them on its member states in a way that was irreversible — “at least by any constitutional means”. Calling for a “social Europe” as opposed to a “United States of Europe“, Griffiths suggested that the creation of a European Defence Agency and the actions of the European Court of Justice were being used to turn the European Union into a capitalist “empire” akin to the United States.

Discussion of the ongoing UK parliamentary expenses scandal and its implications for MEPs, who draw salaries and expenses considerably higher than Westminster MPs do, dominated the early discussion. The Labour candidate expressed the position that the problems in accountability leading to the scandal had been fixed; his opponents noted that of the parties currently representing Britain in Brussels, only Labour has not yet disclosed their expenses (although Mr Vaughan states that the party will begin to do so soon) and Mr Griffiths furthermore declared that the scandal was part of a wider problem: the corruption of the political system by big business.

On the subject of a common European defence policy the three candidates supported widely differing views. The No2EU candidate stated plainly that he considers Europe not to be threatened, and said that a European defence force would be used for foreign adventures in Afghanistan, Africa, and elsewhere in the developing world while at the same time building up the armaments industry in Europe. Ms Evans, meanwhile, argued that the proper role of a common EU force would be as a “civil force” supporting conflict prevention and conflict resolution operations, and also called for the abolition of NATO. Mr Vaughan finished the second round of questioning arguing that a common European armed force should be an alternative to the “US-dominated” NATO, but also stated the importance of bilateral alliances in building up a common European defence force, citing the Franco-German Brigade of the Eurocorps as an example.

Debate ended on the contentious question of MEP salaries, with one member of the audience challenging the three candidates to pledge to accept a wage, if they won, equal to the average wage of their constituents. Ms Evans agreed that the set wage, currently £63,000 rising to £73,000 in 2010, was “too high”, but would not commit to a so-called “worker’s wage”, under heavy criticism from the audience. Mr Vaughan, following, called it “not fair” to ask MEPs to take such a pledge but asserted “I have never been motivated by money” and finished his part in the debate with a call to elect more left-wing socialist MEPs. Mr Griffiths, whose No2EU coalition has made a worker’s wage for MEPs part of their election manifesto, readily pledged to hold to a living wage, albeit not necessarily one equal to the average wage of his constituents, and described some of the difficulties associated with refusing an EU salary, noting that initially No2EU had proposed that its MEPs should draw no salary and claim no expenses from Europe but the coalition’s legal advisors had said that to do so would endanger the status of any of its members as MEPs.

Voting for the European Parliament elections in the United Kingdom takes place June 4.

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Woman returns home with Christmas turkey, a month after setting out

Posted on October 2, 2020October 3, 2020Categories Uncategorized

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Scottish woman who set out before Christmas to purchase a turkey finally made it home on Monday, after being cut off by snow for a month. Kay Ure left the Lighthouse Keeper’s cottage on Cape Wrath, at the very northwest tip of Great Britain, in December. She was heading to Inverness on a shopping trip.

However on her return journey heavy snow and ice prevented her husband, John, from travelling the last 11 miles to pick her up. She was forced to wait a month in a friend’s caravan, before the weather improved and the couple could finally be reunited.

They were separated not just for Christmas and New Year, but also for Mr Ure’s 58th birthday. With no fresh supplies, he was reduced to celebrating with a tin of baked beans. He also ran out of coal, and had to feed the couple’s six springer spaniels on emergency army rations.

“It’s the first time we’ve been separated”, said Mr Ure in December. “We’ve been snowed in here for three weeks before, so we are well used to it and it’s quite nice to get a bit of peace and quiet.”

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