On the campaign trail, July 2012

On the campaign trail, July 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The following is the ninth 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: the rules of third party candidate polling are examined, a third party activist causes four other parties to lose their place on the Illinois presidential ballot, and the new vice presidential nominee of the Justice Party speaks with Wikinews.


  • 1 Summary
  • 2 Polling rules restrict and fuel third party campaigns
  • 3 Ballot access denied in Illinois
  • 4 Wikinews interviews newly-selected Justice Party VP nominee
  • 5 Related news
  • 6 Sources

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Ray Scott, Algoma-Manitoulin

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Ray Scott, Algoma-Manitoulin

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Ray Scott is running for the Family Coalition Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Algoma-Manitoulin 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.

Wikinews interviews Mario J. Lucero and Isabel Ruiz of Heaven Sent Gaming

Wikinews interviews Mario J. Lucero and Isabel Ruiz of Heaven Sent Gaming

Friday, November 7, 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico — Online entertainment is a booming market, and plenty of players are making their play; back in March of this year The Walt Disney Company bought the multi-channel network Maker Studios. What is web entertainment, and the arts therein? And, who are the people venturing into this field? Wikinews interviewed Mario Lucero and Isabel Ruiz, the founders of Heaven Sent Gaming, a small entertainment team. This group has been responsible for several publications, within several different media formats; one successful example was aywv, a gaming news website, which was #1 in Gaming on YouTube in 2009, from September to November; Heaven Sent Gaming was also the subject of a referential book, released in 2014, entitled Internet Legends – Heaven Sent Gaming.


  • 1 General questions
    • 1.1 Influences
    • 1.2 Religion
  • 2 Media-related questions
    • 2.1 Comics
    • 2.2 Games
    • 2.3 Music
    • 2.4 Novels
    • 2.5 Video
    • 2.6 Web
  • 3 Closing questions
  • 4 Sources
  • 5 External links

Two bus shelter incidents in Marseille

Two bus shelter incidents in Marseille

Monday, August 21, 2017

A car has struck a bus shelter in Marseille in front of a KFC restaurant, resulting in a woman in her forties being killed. Earlier today, around 8.15am, the same car struck another bus shelter in the more northern part of the city, injuring a man.

The driver, a 35-year-old man from Grenoble who was already known to police for minor crimes, has been arrested in Old Port. The police have advised people to avoid this area.


5 Unique Proposal Ideas With Diamonds}

Submitted by: Narin Sin

Congratulations, you are ready to take the next step in your relationship and pop the question! To make that moment special, use these 5 unique proposal ideas to present that beautiful engagement ring. DG & Co company can help match your wedding rings in Melbourne to the perfect proposal event.

For the social butterfly

If your special someone loves to chat and has a social calendar that is filled for months at a time, consider popping the question at a special event. Whether you make your special move at a concert during an intermission, announce your feelings on a jumbo-tron during a sporting event or get fifty of your closest friends to choreograph a flash mob with you, she will be sure to love all the attention! Consider halo diamond rings with lots of dramatic details. You could also consider custom engagement rings for that extra special flair.

For the travel enthusiast

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If your special someone is always dreaming of the next dream destination they want to travel to and has more passport stamps than anyone you know, then a proposal on a vacation is a must. Choose to pop the question at the top of their favorite landmark, whether it is on a local road trip or in a romantic European destination. They will be so pleased with the surprise, while you enjoy the surrounding sights. Pair your proposal with engagement rings that have interesting lines or curves to them, much like the architecture of a landmark.

For the nature enthusiast

If your special someone’s ideal day is one spent outside enjoying the views of a garden or hiking, then considering taking them on a romantic picnic. Champagne, delicious food and a proposal pair well. Think of a location that has beautiful scenery for pictures. Family and friends could be waiting close-by, ready to take pictures of the special moment. You could also take a walk along a garden, spelling out the question in flower petals or revisit a hiking trail that you visited together already and get down on one knee at the top. Select diamond rings that have features that intertwine like branches or have a floral detail.

For the classic traditionalist

If your special someone values tradition and appreciates a simple, minimalist design, then revisiting your first date or proposing at a location that holds a special meaning to you is sure to have her shouting yes! In fact, you could even prepare a scavenger hunt outlining special moments in your relationship leading up to the proposal for a truly romantic adventure. Please them with classic wedding rings, such as a six-prong solitaire.

For the beach enthusiast

If your special someone spends more time in a bikini with the sand between her toes than anything else, a beautiful beach location is a must. Write a love note in the sand or create a message in a bottle for a truly memorable keepsake. If you are feeling adventurous, pop the question while you are scuba diving or snorkeling underwater! For a more relaxing feel, take her out on a boat, where you can watch for dolphins or whales, then pop the question. Search for engagement rings that have delicate curves, inspired by the waves of the ocean.

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Appalachia Mountains coal company plays State politics

Appalachia Mountains coal company plays State politics

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Massey Energy Co., the fourth largest coal producer in the U.S., filed a federal lawsuit against the Governor of West Virginia, Joe Manchin.

Massey’s CEO Don Blankenship alleged that Gov. Manchin acted in retaliation against the company’s coal mining operations because the company spent $650,000 in an advertising campaign to defeat the governor sponsored pension bond proposal. The $5.5 billion bond proposal, intended to shore up the state’s sagging pension plan, was defeated in a special election held in June.

The Massey lawsuit, filed last Tuesday on July 26 in the U.S. District Court in the W.V. southern district, was referred to by Gov. Manchin as having less to do with the bond proposal than with the newly increased state “severance tax” on coal. Nearly 40 million tons of coal production will be subject to the 56-cent tax.

According to Blankenship, that tax amounts to $22.4 million in additional costs for the company, but he denied the increase has anything to do with the lawsuit.

The company reported profits that almost tripled during the second quarter compared to a year ago. Of the company’s rosy earnings picture, Blankenship urged states to “show some frugality” by not placing tax burdens on coal to solve state budget shortfalls. He said his company is “playing a role” because there was no need for the bond sale and the state can afford to make payments into the pension system.

Blankenship acknowledged during a conference call the now-rescinded June 30 permit by the W.V. Department of Environment Protection (DEP). At issue was the department’s permit for mining operations near the Marsh Fork Elementary School, in Sundial, W.V. The school rests at the base of a mountain selected by Massey for “Mountain Top Removal” (MTR) mining techniques. Along with the mining equipment, a coal preparation plant and a sludge pond were established on the mountain. Protest groups, mainly the Coal River Mountain Watch and Mountain Justice Summer, presented a list of demands to Massey officials that included shutting down the preparation plant, ceasing all MTR mining above the Marsh Fork Elementary School, and abandoning plans for a second coal silo near the school. They also ask that the Marsh Fork school be cleaned up or relocated. The state permit for a second coal storage silo was rescinded by the DEP the same day Massey filed the Manchin lawsuit.

Gov. Manchin in June said that Blankenship could expect tougher state scrutiny of his business affairs since the Massey media campaign against the pension bond proposal. “I think that is justified now, since Don has jumped in there with his personal wealth trying to direct public policy,” he said at an appearance at an American Electric Power event in Putnam County.

Iran lifts ban of CNN

Iran lifts ban of CNN

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Yesterday the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, stated in a letter to the Cultural Ministry, the country was banning all work of CNN (Cable News Network), which is owned by Time Warner Inc., for making a translation error during a press conference on Saturday.

However, today Ahmadinejad announced that Iran was lifting the ban. Apparently late Monday, Ahmadinejad had asked the Cultural Ministry to lift the ban after CNN apologized for their error.

“I want the channel to be allowed to resume its work owing to the apology it made,” Ahmadinejad said in a letter sent to the Culture Ministry.

“Following a request from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the ban on the activities of CNN’s stringer in Iran was lifted,” Mohammad Hossein Khoshvaght, director of foreign media at Iran’s Culture Ministry, told the media.

Less than 24 hours ago Iran had banned CNN from the country for misquoting the president as speaking of “nuclear weapons” when he actually spoke of “nuclear technology” during Saturdays press conference.

Police remove valuables from unlocked cars

Police remove valuables from unlocked cars

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Police officers in Richmond in south-west London, England are removing valuable items like handbags and laptops from unlocked vehicles and leaving notes telling owners to collect their items in Twickenham police station in a bid to try and encourage car drivers to lock the doors of their vehicles.

There is a high number of in-car thefts or “smash and grab” attacks in the borough. Last year, 1,300 of these attacks were reported in the area. 220 of those cases involved satellite navigation systems or sat-navs. But the numbers of these thefts occurring have been rising recently. The figure has risen by 40% until July.

25 cars have been targeted so far but there has been only one car where an item has been removed with a note left for the owner to collect it. If there is nothing on display but the car is unlocked the owner will be sent a letter telling them to be more careful. These tactics should only be attempted by police officers if they cannot find the owner nearby.

The project has received the backing of Richmond Council. A council spokesman from Richmond-upon-Thames said: “We have issues with theft in the borough — particularly theft from cars. We see our borough as a green and pleasant place. Car owners therefore can be lulled into a false sense of security in that they leave items displayed prominently in unlocked cars.”

Pro Grade Bug Control Products Will Resolve Your Insect Problem

Submitted by: Steves Millers

It?s about that season when you will have to perform a border check around your home for unwanted pests. If you?re a brand new home-owner, then you are in luck! In the following paragraphs, I will be discussing the importance of professional insecticides and just how beneficial it is to have some of your own for your use. Rather than paying for a service treatment method from a great exterminator, you could lay aside a butt load of cash just doing the work yourself. Bug control isn’t always easy but it’s do-able along with the right equipment and insecticides in hand.

Following identifying your insect pest, it is suggested to look for the right pesticide that can provide control for that targeted pest. Usually, you’ll find the set of targeted bugs on the content label of the product. Yes, it’s that easy. Any time online, you have thousands of options to select from; all of which will offer enough information about each individual product. But how can you narrow your choices down and also pick the proper insecticide for the situation? Easy, just make contact with the supplier with your questions. They will be more than very happy to oblige. Don?t end up being timid together with your questions. There’s nothing out of the ordinary when dealing with insect pests. Professionals will allow you to get rid of your unwanted pests for good regardless how big or perhaps small the infestation is. Plus, calling them will make sure you that you will be on the proper path to achievement against your insect invaders.

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After acquiring the right control techniques, the expert may introduce particular pest management products that will help control your bugs. From there, I would advise doing your own investigation. You have the features and information from the specialist, now it is time to find the best price. Buying time! Once you’ve narrowed down the selections, phone each merchant and ask if there are any savings offered at the present time. Most internet stores supply special promotions and discount rates so make sure you take advantage of each and every deal as well as bargain attainable. In addition, use the internet for coupon codes. Web stores always launch coupons to obtain more traffic and purchases. I?m certain you?ll find one for your purchase.

Third step, choose product. In some instances, the infestation will get a bit mind-boggling. In these forms of situations, it would probably be best to involve help. But in 95% of situations dealing with pests, an average home owner can defeat as well as protect their property themselves. Once more, all you need is the correct tools and pesticides. When choosing a product, take into account that you will be able to reuse the pesticide for multiple treatments. Typically, the insecticides come in large amounts which will enable repeat treatments plus more. Moreover, another advantage when paying for your personal insecticide, is you will know precisely how to address insect pests without having anxietyor worry.

Professional insecticides will allow you to manage and get rid of your infestations. These are not the common pesticides you can obtain at the local home improvement center. They?re graded expert for a purpose. Most pro grade insecticides are instant knock-down kills and/or can serve as residual pest killers. Utilizing pro level pesticides will give you the confidence you need to defeat your problem with pests. Keep in mind, eradicating insects is not hard. So long as you are properly built with the appropriate tools and insecticides, you’ll be good to go.

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Wikinews interviews Brad Lord-Leutwyler, independent candidate for US President

Wikinews interviews Brad Lord-Leutwyler, independent candidate for US President

Saturday, February 16, 2008

While nearly all cover of the 2008 Presidential election has focused on the Democratic and Republican candidates, there are small political parties offering candidates, and those who choose to run without a party behind them, independents.

Wikinews is interviewing some of these citizens who are looking to become the 43rd person elected to serve their nation from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

Our third interview is with Henderson, Nevada’s Brad Lord-Leutwyler, a professor of logic and critical thought at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Capitalisation and formatting is that of the candidate, not Wikinews.

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