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Wikinews interviews Rocky De La Fuente, U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate

  • Posted on July 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Businessman Rocky De La Fuente took some time to speak with Wikinews about his campaign for the U.S. Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

The 61-year-old De La Fuente resides in San Diego, California, grew up in Tijuana, and owns multiple businesses and properties throughout the world. Since getting his start in the automobile industry, De La Fuente has branched out into the banking and real estate markets. Despite not having held or sought political office previously, he has been involved in politics, serving as the first-ever Hispanic superdelegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention.

De La Fuente entered the 2016 presidential race last October largely due to his dissatisfaction with Republican front-runner Donald Trump. He argues he is a more accomplished businessman than Trump, and attacks Trump as “a clown,” “a joke,” “dangerous,” and “in the same category as Hitler.” Nevertheless, De La Fuente’s business background begets comparisons with Trump. The Alaskan Midnight Sun blog described him as the Democrats’ “own Donald Trump.”

While receiving only minimal media coverage, he has campaigned actively, and according to the latest Federal Election Commission filing, loaned almost US$ 4 million of his own money to the campaign. He has qualified for 48 primary and caucus ballots, but has not yet obtained any delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Thus far, according to the count at The Green Papers, De La Fuente has received 35,406 votes, or 0.23% of the total votes cast. He leads among the many lesser-known candidates but trails both Senator Bernie Sanders who has received nearly 6.5 million votes and front-runner Hillary Clinton who has just shy of 9 million votes.

With Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn?, De La Fuente discusses his personal background, his positions on political issues, his current campaign for president, and his political future.

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  • 1 Interview
    • 1.1 Background
    • 1.2 Campaign
    • 1.3 Issues
    • 1.4 Future
  • 2 Related news
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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Kristen Monster, Willowdale

  • Posted on July 17, 2018 at 1:27 am

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Kristen Monster is running for the Family Coalition Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Willowdale riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her 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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James Brady, former White House press secretary, gun control advocate, dies at 73

  • Posted on July 17, 2018 at 1:26 am

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

James Brady, former White House Press Secretary for the Ronald Reagan US presidential administration and advocate for gun control, died yesterday at age 73 in an Alexandria, Virginia retirement community. The family released a statement saying, “We are heartbroken to share the news that our beloved Jim ‘Bear’ Brady has passed away after a series of health issues”. Brady was a few weeks shy of his 74th birthday.

Brady was serving as President Reagan’s press secretary when he was the most seriously wounded out of four, in a assassination attempt on Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr. on March 30, 1981. Brady was shot in the head by a hollow-point bullet damaging his right frontal lobe. Dr. Arthur Kobrine, a neurosurgeon, operated on Brady to save his life. Brady survived but was left with brain damage, slurred speech, short-term memory loss, and partial paralysis which required use of a wheelchair.

Following the assassination attempt, Brady and his wife Sarah joined with The Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, and Handgun Control, Inc., two organizations lobbying for gun control. The organizations were later renamed in honor of Brady, as Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence respectively. The organizations lobbied for the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, a law passed in 1993 which requires federal background checks on firearm purchasers in the United States.

Brady never again held press conferences after the assassination attempt; nevertheless, he officially remained press secretary throughout the entire Reagan administration, till 1989. In 2000, the White House press briefing room was renamed after Brady. Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama’s current press secretary, along with eleven other former White House press secretaries said in a statement, “Jim Brady defined the role of the modern White House Press Secretary. With his passing we lost a friend and mentor, and the country lost a selfless public servant who dedicated his life to service, even in the face of tragedy. […] Jim set the model and standard for the rest of us to follow. It’s been a genuine honor for each of us to stand at the podium in the briefing room that will always bear his name.”

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  • Posted on July 17, 2018 at 1:26 am

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AAALivingThe Kaplan Group owns and operates many senior living complexes across a number of states. They are an established leader in assisted and independent living; and the residential community is designed in a way where every occupant has a homey, neighborhood atmosphere.All American Assisted Living of Hanson boasts 40 two bedroom apartments with individual suites so that residents can enjoy their personal space. Each apartment has a relaxing living room area, a small utility kitchen and a bathroom. The residents enjoy quality facilities featuring nicely decorated apartments with elegant layouts as well as full service dining. Entertainment and educational activities are offered along with comprehensive programs and personalized care. An active and fulfilling lifestyle is created for residents, and staff members work to meet the personal needs of each resident day and night.Due to the protective atmosphere and extra arrangements necessary to provide quality care, the 8 companion suites are exclusively designed for Alzheimer’s and other memory loss patients. To keep the residents active and cheerful, there are many activities, outings and other cultural opportunities. There are spaces designated for quiet socializing and private contemplation for residents. The personal care staff is comprised of certified professionals who are available for the residents 24 -7. They are experienced and qualified to handle necessary care duties such as dressing residents, distributing medication, and providing assistance. All American Assisted Living of Hanson provides affordable assisted living

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It is a tough decision to have to move your loved one into an assisted living community. There are many health, financial and emotional issues that come into play when deciding what option is best for your loved one. At All American Assisted Living, the experienced staff has handled all of these concerns before and has developed an atmosphere which allows residents to live independently in a comfortable and active environment. The amenities, activities, medical services and security at All American Assisted Living are designed to best fit the needs of the assisted living community. All the residents at All American Assisted Living are well cared for and treated with respect. The personal care staff provides assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL), which include dressing, bathing, evening care, escorting for meals, etc. The residents are treated with dignity, which enhances their self-esteem and keeps them motivated to keep their independence. Highly nutritious meals are served to the residents, cooked with care and served at their convenience. The staff considers all of the resident’s dietary restrictions when providing meals. It can be an emotional process to move your loved ones to an assisted living or memory care facility. Your loved one with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive diseases needs special care, comfort, motivation and protection. All American Assisted Living support groups are the leading Alzheimer’s support groups Massachusetts with a professional yet personal approach. Here at All American Assisted Living, we are the one-stop resource for providing the care your loved one needs. More information visit our website at: www.allamericanal.com.

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO apologies for financial planning scandal

  • Posted on July 17, 2018 at 1:24 am

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ian Narev, the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this morning “unreservedly” apologised to clients who lost money in a scandal involving the bank’s financial planning services arm.

Last week, a Senate enquiry found financial advisers from the Commonwealth Bank had made high-risk investments of clients’ money without the clients’ permission, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars lost. The Senate enquiry called for a Royal Commission into the bank, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Mr Narev stated the bank’s performance in providing financial advice was “unacceptable”, and the bank was launching a scheme to compensate clients who lost money due to the planners’ actions.

In a statement Mr Narev said, “Poor advice provided by some of our advisers between 2003 and 2012 caused financial loss and distress and I am truly sorry for that. […] There have been changes in management, structure and culture. We have also invested in new systems, implemented new processes, enhanced adviser supervision and improved training.”

An investigation by Fairfax Media instigated the Senate inquiry into the Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning division and ASIC.

Whistleblower Jeff Morris, who reported the misconduct of the bank to ASIC six years ago, said in an article for The Sydney Morning Herald that neither the bank nor ASIC should be in control of the compensation program.

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  • Posted on July 16, 2018 at 1:37 am
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  • Posted on July 16, 2018 at 1:20 am

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Style-conscious, modern males understand the importance of paying attention to the finer details and accessorising their outfits. Accessories inject any outfit with a touch of individuality, and can be used within a wide variety of looks, too.Whether its a bold pocket square brightening up a dull-looking jacket, or a backpack to carry your daily essentials, a well-developed accessory collection forms the cornerstone of any successful wardrobe.

There are many ways you can achieve a individuality within your outfits. With this in mind, we picked out the key accessories men should buy.

Bags

Once viewed as a convenient item to carry your necessary tools, the bag has gone on to establish itself as a key part of mens wardrobe.While there are many different options to choose from, there are few key styles you should be considering.

The document holder/pouch is not only ideal for carrying your work documents, but its slim silhouette makes it extremely practical.Looks best when paired with your smartest attire. A slim-fitting suit would be perfect; as would a button-down shirt, chinos and blazer combination.

If you are a man who carries around a lot of belongings daily, then consider the backpack.No longer just for kids, this has developed into a practical essential for the modern man. The trick is to step out of your comfort zone. A printed backpack looks best with casual ensembles.

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The ever present hold all is a perfect accessory for long haul flights, and weekend breaks alike. The traditional leather design is perfect for the modern man on the move.

Formal Watch

A watchs most basic function is to tell time, but when dressing formally, it does much more than that. It can subtly compliment an outfit and add class to an appearance. The best watches for formal attires are the simpler watches. Not watches with a million designs or hands or numbers. Twelve numbers, three hands, and a nice plain face will nicely compliment an already nice outfit.

Leather Belt

An absolute essential, this provides the finishing touch to any formal or casual outfit. Opt for a reversible black/brown leather version and you have something that will match both your brown and black shoes.

Hats

A hat truly defines your personal style. This winter, perhaps the biggest accessory trend is the fitted beanie/knit skull caps.This hats slender silhouette ensures it doesnt look out of place with your casual outfits. If colour is not your thing, a neutral coloured design would work equally well.

If you are the kind of guy who likes to push boundaries and follow high fashion, then consider the beret hat. However, if this is too far out of your comfort zone, the classic baker boy makes a great alternative. You can integrate it into both smart and casual looks with ease.

Ties

Ties have always been an essential formal accessory, but gradually we are seeing textured ties creating ripples in the fashion world. Cotton and silk designs are being replaced by heavier fabrics such as cord and flannel. These rugged textures are perfect for the winters, and can beworn with range of different outfits. Choose a checked flannel tie and match it with a slim-cut suit and solid shirt.

Formal/office wear can quickly become stifling in the summer if you dont get your materials right. Choosing a lightweight tie will mark you out as a man who pays attention to the finer details. Cotton, linen or, silk – wear them for weddings, in the office and for any other occasion that requires you to knot up.

Statement Sunglasses

A genuine essential accessory, sunglasses are effortlessly cool. Although aviators, wayfarers and club masters remain popular and timeless, this season sees the rise of statement frames.Everything from modern D-frames to retro round silhouettes are now available in a plethora of bold colours and patterns. Buy a cool pair, and look edgy!

Bracelets

From being considered a style sin, mens jewellery has become wardrobe staple in recent years, and bracelets have led the charge. The easiest piece of jewellery for the modern man to wear and pull off, it adds a touch of personality. Remember the ever stylish Johnny Depp! If you desire something classic, choose the simple leather, and metal bracelets. These materials are extremely masculine, with minimalist versions looking just as good with a t-shirt as they do with a suit.

When accessorising your looks, exercise caution and consideration. Throwing all the above into the mix is always going to come across as try hard, particularly if your canvas is as simple as a shorts and t-shirt combination.But, most importantly, always dress for yourself rather than blindly following trends accentuating your own personality is key.

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Wikinews Shorts: June 4, 2007

  • Posted on July 16, 2018 at 1:04 am

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, June 4, 2007.

MediaCorp Radio in Singapore has been fined 15,000 Singaporean dollars (US$9,800) over an on-air stunt in March in which female guests on a radio show were asked to remove their brassieres, and pose for video that was to be posted on the station’s website and on YouTube.

The Media Development Authority said the radio show’s hosts made improper and sexually suggestive remarks about “how fast the bras were removed, as well as the color, design and cup size of the bras, and the size of the girls’ breasts.”

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Researchers at University of Malaya say they have developed an erectile dysfunction cure from walnut extract.

“It takes about an hour for the effects to set in and it will last for about four hours,” said Professor Dr. Kim Kah Hwi of the Faculty of Medicine Physiology.

So far, 40 volunteers have tried the Viagra alternative, called “N-Hanz”, with positive results, Kim said. To make one pill, it takes about 3.3 kilograms (about 7 pounds) of walnuts.

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An 8-year-old Indonesian boy died after being attacked on Saturday by a Komodo Dragon at Komodo National Park on Komodo.

The boy was attacked while making a toilet stop in a bush, a park official said. “The dragon bit his waist, tossed him and dragged him. His right leg was badly scratched,” park spokesman Heru Rudiharto said. The boy then bled to death.

Attacks by Dragons on humans are rare, though the reptiles, which can grow to a length of 3 meters (9 feet), regularly kill such prey as pigs and small deer. Komodo Dragons are an endangered and protected species, and about 2,000 of them live in the wild, mainly on Komodo and nearby Rinca island.

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Progessive Conservative candidate Tyler Currie, Trinity-Spadina

  • Posted on July 16, 2018 at 1:03 am

Monday, October 1, 2007

Tyler Currie is running as an Progressive Conservative candidate in the Ontario provincial election, in the riding of Trinity-Spadina. 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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New Zealand dog saves five children; receives international attention

  • Posted on July 16, 2018 at 1:01 am

Saturday, May 5, 2007

A small, “nicely trained” Jack Russell Terrier gave his life to help save a group of five children from two aggressive pitbulls last Sunday in Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand.

The dog named George is being described as a hero, gathering a huge amount of international media interest in the process.

The dog suffered massive injuries that the vet had never seen to that extent before, which resulted in 69-year-old Alan Gay, the dog’s owner, allowing George to be put down. He now regrets this decision.

The two pitbulls rushed at the group of children that George was following to the dairy, including a four-year-old. George then started barking loudly at the pair of dogs, and put himself between the dogs and the children. Mr Gay told Fox News, “If it wasn’t for George, those kids would have copped it.”

Despite having received offers of new dogs, Mr Gay has said that he will wait a while before getting another Jack Russell Terrier, as he is afraid it could happen again.

It is also believed that the two attacking dogs, which have been destroyed, were bred to be aggressive, including being fed the drug methamphetamine, commonly referred to as “P” in New Zealand.

Mr Gay has said that Manaia has had a problem with stray dogs before, but he never expected that George would become a victim.

One story ran in USA Today, which prompted over 120 comments, and one reader to personally call Alan Gay expressing their condolences.

Responding to the huge amount of media interest, Mr Gay said, “This really surprises me, and it’s marvellous. I never expected this … I’m surprised it got around the world as it did.” He says he has been getting a huge amount of phone calls from the media and the public. “The phone has been going since about half past seven this morning. Every time I hang up it rings again. It’s worn out; I might have to get a new one.”

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