10 October

Wreck of August 6 airliner crash recovered from sea off Italy

Monday, August 29, 2005

The wreck of the plane ATR72 that fell into the sea near Sicily, Italy on August 6 has been recovered. One of the two black boxes that contained the communication recording, and the complete set of instruments and commands in the cockpit, was recovered.

One of the three people who were still missing from the accident was found, while there is yet no sign of the other two persons. The identity of the recovered corpse is not yet known (and the identification is expected to be difficult).

A survey published today by the Italian association Intesaconsumatori (Union of Consumers) said that 61% of Italians are afraid to fly, while 41% of population feels less safe about plane safety than they did one month earlier. According to the survey, 20% would be ready to get off the plane, or refuse to get in the plane, if they found that the airline is different from the one they were told when they bought the ticket.

10 October

Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

10 October

What To Expect During A Tower Climbing Training Course


Working at heights can be very dangerous. It only takes one misstep, and you can be seriously injured, and even killed. One very dangerous job which is preformed at great heights is a job which requires you to climb a tower. There are some towers which are thousands of feet in the air. Before you get a job climbing a tower, you should take a Tower Climbing Training course. These courses are designed to give you the skills necessary to skills to remain safe of the tower, and evaluate any hazards and control them when you are working on the tower.

What Do These Courses Involve

Most Tower Climbing Training courses teach using three different tools. There are a variety of multi-media presentations, lectures, and hands-on workshops.

Program Topics

Most training courses cover the same basic topics. These include:

* Fall prevention and protection: This will teach you how to prevent a fall, by teaching you to always know where you are standing.

Standard regulations: You will learn what is required by OSHA and ANSI

You will learn about using anchors and anchor connectors which are required when working on a tower.

You will learn how to properly connect devices and harnesses.

To work on a tower, you need to use speciality systems, such as vertical lifelines, controlled descent systems, and ladder safety climbing systems. You will learn how to use each of these.

You will learn about hazard regulations, how to evaluate them, and how to control them.

Industry hazards are very important to understand. At a tower climbing course, you will learn about the types of tower structures, clothing that should and should not be worn, weather considerations, and what to do in the event of falling objects.

Rescue is a very important part of the class. You will learn how to pre-plan a rescue, and what you should do if you are the victim in need of rescue. You will also learn to use rescue equipment, and rescue techniques in the event that a co-worker needs help.

Working high in the air, on a tower, is a very dangerous job. Before you begin working on a tower, most companies require you take a tower climbing certification course. This course will not only benefit your employer, it will also benefit you and your co-workers as well.

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10 October

Wikinews interviews Christopher Beyette, prince of the Principality of Vikesland

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Over the past few months, Wikinews reporter Joseph Ford has held several interviews with Kevin Baugh, president of the Republic of Molossia, a micronation located near Dayton, Nevada. This week, Ford had the opportunity to interview another intermicronational leader, Christopher Beyette, prince of the Principality of Vikesland, another micronation located in Manitoba.

At only three years old, the Principality is a relative newcomer to the intermicronational community.

When asked if he considers Vikesland a serious micronation, Prince Christopher said that his country is “a new nation project. Our goal is to eventually become an internationally recognized state with hopefully some sort of small sovereign land base.”

He went on to tell much more about Vikesland, which can be read in the interview below.

6 October

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Marion Schaffer, Oakville

Monday, September 24, 2007

Marion Schaffer is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Oakville 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.

21 September

Hell Pizza condom advertisements: complaints upheld

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A record number of complaints, over 600, against the New Zealand restaurant chain Hell Pizza for its advertising campaign using condoms delivered via letterbox have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Family First “welcomes heavenly decision from ASA on Hells Pizza.”

Hell Pizza delivered sealed foil condoms in a cardboard box to households nationwide. On the outside of the box were the words: “Our pizza for meat lovers!” and the restaurant logo. The inside of the box included the condom and explicit instructions on how to use it. Hell Pizza delivered 70,000 condoms to households. An additional 100,000 were distributed to health and community groups who the chain said were “very supportive.”

Bob McCoskrie, director of Family First, said: “This is a victory for the protection of families from grubby advertising by companies like Hell’s Pizza, and is also a message to other companies who cross the line of what is decent and acceptable to our community. This is a pizza delivery company taking the moral high ground on sex education and telling parents how to give sex education to their kids, implying that all parents have failed at this, and kids as young as five should be exposed to this type of material.”

S. Nicholas filed a formal complaint and said in the complaint:” Any child can open the box take out these condoms and play with them. These are contraceptive devices, not playthings. The package also gave full instructions ‘how to use the condom’ in case some young person wanted to ‘experiment’! It shows lack of taste and is irresponsible.”

Other complainants said that it is inappropriate to promote food with a condom, the text “meat lovers” was offensive, that it undermined family values, and removed the right for families to teach sex education to their children. Condom use instructions that came with the advertising campaign were unnecessary and unacceptable and that there are health and safety issues if the condom broke during delivery.

The ASA said that three code of ethic rules were broken. They were basic principle 4, advertisements should follow a sense of social responsibility to both the consumers and society; rule 4, advertisements should not contain anything generally offensive and rule 5, advertisements should not contain anything that would cause serious widespread offence.

The agency Cinderella, acting on behalf of Hell Pizza, said that they “most certainly did approach this campaign with a due sense of social responsibility to consumers and society.”

Cinderella said: “From the very beginning, the company’s marketing activities were unconventional and memorable… HELL has built a successful brand by utilizing a limited marketing budget in ways that sought to grab attention and secure significant additional media coverage that would never have been able to be sustained using conventional, paid-for, advertising techniques.”

“LUST and sex are, in our experience, often found not far apart. One generally follows the other. And enjoying great food either before or after is also not such a stretch.”

Replying to the instructions that have to be printed, Cinderella said: “The terms are not really sexually arousing and the suggestion made by one hysterical complainant that they could then go and act out the instructions on the next door child is just not plausible and probably not even physically possible. It borders on insane to believe that this is a credible risk. …there has not been an explosion of sexual assault of children after being exposed to government health warnings.”

The ASA then considered all information given to them by both complainants and the advertiser.

The ASA agreed that the advertisements were in breach of basic principle 4 because: “Unsolicited, unaddressed delivery of a condom to letterboxes to promote a food brand did not meet [the basic principle 4] standard.” The standard “required all advertising to be prepared with a due sense of social responsibility to consumers and society.”

The ASA then reviewed whether or not the advertisement programme had breached rule 4 and rule 5. “The method of distribution was a key factor in considering whether or not the promotion had breached the Rules, taking into account the random context, medium, audience and product. The majority of the Board noted that it was difficult to target specific groups or ages using unaddressed letterbox distribution. In addition, it was concerned that such a method of distribution allowed any member of a household access to the advertising.” The majority of the ASA board did not find the instructions offensive but did agree that it would cause widespread offense. The advertisement programme is in breach of rule 4 and rule 5.

Some of the ASA board said: “…While the promotion had caused offence to some, this was offset by the possibility that the promotion had reached an audience that may not access the safe sex message via other media.”

The ASA decided to uphold the complaints, “complaints were unanimously upheld.”

“Our message to Hell’s Pizza is simple – stay out of the bedroom and get back into the kitchen,” Mr McCoskrie said.

7 September

How To Do Inkjet Transfer Crafts}

Submitted by: Cicci Yu

Inkjet transfers are not only for clothes, but also for some DIY crafts. You can print the transfers on the textured linen invitation cards for parties, important events and some notification papers.

The Inkjet Transfer Printing can ignite your creative spark and spur you to print out of the box.

This article will talk about three orientations on the crafts: wood prints, rustic photo effect and mix medium collage. Let do it together.

Wood prints

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You can use iron-on transfers on wood to create a painted effect. All procedures is like the steps of you would like to T-shirts. Print the image, print the transfer on the wood, place parchment paper on the top, print for 15 seconds with high setting, fold a pillowcase in half, then iron carefully in 30 second intervals with hard pressure. During the pressure, please check if there is bubble and burnt place. Be sure to do the quick reaction for checking between 30 seconds intervals. After all are done and the craft is cool, put a protective sheet on the printing image.

Rustic Photo Effects

A vintage rustic effect photo and a smooth surface( photo paper) is necessary. Print it on a non-absorbent surface, press the picture onto a smooth surface, then put a protectors, glassine, waxed paper or recycle the paper after removing sticky labels.

Mixed Media Collage

Lay collage materials, such as newsprint or handmade paper, onto canvas or wood in a pleasing design. Use Mod Podge to adhere the pieces to the surface, ensuring that you also apply Mod Podge over the top of the collage so that your design is protected. Let it dry thoroughly. Add brightness and 100 per cent contrast to your chosen artwork to convert to black and white (not grayscale). Print the artwork onto standard printer paper. Cover the artwork with Mod Podge and press face down onto the collage. Rub gently with your fingers to remove air bubbles. Wait 15 to 30 minutes, then spray the back of the printed artwork with water and gently remove. Rub excess paper off of the collage with your fingers. Add additional collage elements, such as text or paint, if desired. Protect the collage with a clear, UV-resistant finish.

Basic Procedure

ecause it will be flipped. Check the orientation of your artwork, such as a digital photo, when you transfer it to a surface. To check, print a preview on standard printer paper and hold it up to a mirror. Adjust and preview again until you are satisfied. Load the transfer paper into the paper tray, ensuring that the print side is oriented in the correct direction. Print the artwork onto the paper.

If you are using iron-on transfer paper, let the ink dry and carefully cut out the transfer, leaving a little inch edge. Transfer the artwork onto the surface as instructed for the project.

Next time we will discuss some novelty t-shirts and some funny things.Novelty tee shirts are sold worldwide at affordable rates, without having people shell out so much money for the real deal. If you are one of those people who like to express their attitude with their clothes, then novelty t-shirts will definitely pique your interest. These tee shirts are nothing but unique and customized tee shirts that are quite in vogue with youngsters these days. Based on your hobbies, feeling or opinions, you can pick novelty tees shirts of your choice. So keep paying attention on us.

About the Author: Cicci is a professional writer. Cicci works in CSTOWN (Official Web:


). CSTOWN is a well-known, long established corporation in China with a U.S. based customer service office in Las Vegas, Nevada. We have the largest production center of iron on transfer motifs in Northeast China, with over 5000 rhinestone stock designs in our collection, as well as the professional capability of making customized iron on transfer products. Everyone deserves to shine!



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7 September

Unarmed man killed by narcotics officer in The Bronx

Saturday, February 4, 2012

An unarmed man was killed by a New York City Police Department Narcotics Enforcement officer at his home in the Williamsbridge neighborhood of The Bronx, New York on Thursday, according to police. 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was pronounced dead at nearby Montefiore Medical Center. He was shot by a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol. The incident is currently being investigated by Internal Affairs, and a grand jury investigation is expected into whether criminal charges should be filed against the officers involved.

The incident began with Mr. Graham walking on the street near his East 229th Street home, police say. He was approached by plain cloths officers in NYPD marked raid jackets. The officers were investigating suspected drug sales at a bodega. As they were approaching, Graham fled on foot towards his home and was followed by the officers. After officers followed him into the building, he entered the bathroom. An officer ordered Graham to “Show me your hands! Show me your hands!” After he failed to comply, the officer shot Graham once in the chest.

There were no weapons found on Graham’s person or at the scene. There was a small bag of cannabis in the toilet.

Police said the officer who shot Graham and his supervising sergeant have been placed on modified duty in light of the incident. The names of the officers were not released, but the officer who shot Graham is said to be 30 years old and joined the NYPD in 2008.

Police commissioner Raymond Kelly said “We’re obviously trying to get the facts. A young man’s life was taken. … It’s the worst thing that can happen to a parent — to lose a child.” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “We obviously have some real concerns [about the incident].”

This was the third time within a week a young man had died in a police-involved shooting in New York City. 22-year-old Christopher Kissane was killed in an alleged carjacking in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn and 17-year-old Antwain White was killed in an alleged mugging in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

7 September

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

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.


  • 1 Interview
    • 1.1 Background
    • 1.2 Campaign
    • 1.3 Issues
    • 1.4 Future
  • 2 Related news
  • 3 Sources
  • 4 External link
7 September

U.S. warns of al Qaeda threat to stock trading and banking websites

Friday, December 1, 2006

The U.S. government warned private financial services that al Qaeda is planning a cyber attack on the U.S. stock and bank accounts, officials said on Thursday.

Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke says: “There is no information to corroborate this aspirational threat. As a routine matter and out of an abundance of caution, US-CERT issued the situational awareness report to industry stakeholders.”

The officials said that the attacks are aimed at destroying the databases of U.S. banking and stock market web sites. The Homeland Security group claims that the threat was for all of December.

A U.S. official said that the threat was posted on an website and called for the attack to avenge the imprisonment of Muslims in the Guantanamo detention camp.

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