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The Professional Nursing Career


Josh StoneNursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families and communities in attaining, re-attaining and maintaining optimal health and functioning. Modern definitions of nursing define it as a science and an art that focuses on promoting quality of life as defined by persons and families, throughout their life experiences from birth to care at the end of life.

In pre-modern times, nuns and the military often provided nursing services. The religious and military roots of modern nursing remain in evidence today. For example, in Britain, senior female nurses are known as “Sisters”. In recent times in the US and Canada many nurses are flowing back into working in a “religious” field through “Parish Nursing”. These nurses work within a church community to perform health education, counseling, provide referrals to community support agencies, and connect volunteers from the church community with those in need of assistance.

Nurses acknowledge that the nursing profession is an essential part of the society from which it has grown. The authority for the practice of nursing is based upon a social contract that delineates professional rights and responsibilities as well as mechanisms for public accountability. The practice of nursing involves altruistic behavior, is guided by nursing research and is governed by a code of ethics.

Nursing continues to develop a wide body of knowledge and associated skills. There are a number of educational paths to becoming a professional nurse but all involve extensive study of nursing theory and practice and training in clinical skills.

In almost all countries, nursing practice is defined and governed by law and entrance to the profession is regulated by national, state, or territorial boards of nursing.

The American Nurses’ Association (1980) has defined nursing as “the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems.” Just as medical diagnoses help in the planning, implementing, and evaluation of medical care, Nursing diagnoses help in the planning, implementing, and evaluation of nursing care.

Like other maturing disciplines, nursing has developed different theories that are aligned with diverging philosophical beliefs and paradigms or worldviews. Nursing theories help nurses to direct their activities in order to accomplish specific goals with people. Nursing is a knowledge based discipline committed to the betterment of humankind. Nursing has not only developed into a profession, but an art as well.

Nursing is the most diverse of all healthcare professions. It is a universal role appearing in some form in every culture.

Nursing may be divided into different specialties or classifications. In the U.S., there are a large number of specialties within nursing. Professional organizations or certifying boards issue voluntary certification in many of these areas.

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These specialties encompass care throughout the human lifespan based upon patient needs. Many nurses who choose a specialty become certified in that area, signifying that they possess expert knowledge of the specialty. There are over 200 nursing specialties and sub-specialties. Certified nurses often earn a salary differential over their non-certified colleagues, and studies from the Institute of Medicine have demonstrated that specialty certified nurses have higher rates of patient satisfaction, as well as lower rates of work-related errors in patient care.

Nurses practice in a wide range of settings from hospitals to visiting people in their homes and caring for them in schools to research in pharmaceutical companies. Nurses work in occupational health settings (also called industrial health settings), free-standing clinics and physician offices, nurse-run clinics, long-term care facilities, and camps. Nurses work on cruise ships and in military service. They act as advisors and consultants to the healthcare and insurance industries. Some nurses are attorneys and others work with attorneys as legal nurse consultants, reviewing patient records to assure that adequate care was provided and testifying in court. In many cities, nurses can even enter their names in a “registry” and work a wide variety of temporary jobs.

In the modern world, there are a large number of specialities within nursing:

Ambulatory care nursing

Advanced practice nursing

Behavioral health nursing

Camp nursing

Cardiac nursing Cardiac catheter laboratory nursing Case management Clinical nurse specialist Clinical research nurse Community health nursing Correctional nursing Critical care nursing

Developmental disabilities nursing

District nursing

Emergency nursing

Environmental Health nursing

Flight nursing

Forensic nursing

Gastroenterology nursing

Genetics nursing Geriatric nursing

Health visiting

Hematology oncology nursing HIV/AIDS nursing Home health nursing Hospice nursing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Nursing

Intavenous therapy nursing

Infectious disease nursing

Legal nursing

Legal Nurse Investigator

Maternal-child nursing

Medical-surgical nursing Military and uniformed services nursing, including Public Health Service

Neonatal nursing

Neuro-surgical nursing Nurse anesthetist Nurse-midwife Nurse practitioner Nursing educator Nursing informatics Nursing management

Obstetrics gynecology nursing

Occupational health nursing Oncology nursing Operating room nursing Orthopaedic nursing Ostomy nursing

Pain management and palliative care nursing

Pediatric nursing Perianesthesia nursing Perioperative nursing Plastic and reconstructive surgical nursing Private duty nursing Psychiatric or mental health nursing Public health Pulmonary nursing

Quality improvement

Radiology nursing

Rehabilitation nursing Renal dialysis nursing Renal nursing Research

School nursing

Sub-acute nursing Substance abuse nursing

Tele-medicine nursing

Telemetry nursing Telephone triage nursing Transplantation nursing Travel nursing

Urology nursing

Utilization management

Wound care

Professional organizations or certifying boards issue voluntary certification in many of these specialties.

Nursing assistant skills are the set of learned tasks used in helping residents or patients with activities of daily living (ADLs) and providing bedside care–including basic nursing procedures–under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

In today’s hospitals and extended care facillities a nurse assistant is an important part of a healthcare team that includes many personnel outside of nurses. In the quest to make a profit from providing care many hospitals in the United States have reduced their nurse to patient ratios, requiring one nurse to take care of as many as twelve or fourteen patients at a time. In order for good care to be provided to those patients a nurse assistant is needed to provide the routine care so that the nurse can focus on tasks only he/she can do, such as care plans, nursing assessments, administering medication, and assist in surgery room preparation. The nurse assistant must not only be very skilled in the actual procedures being performed but must also be able to make quick observations of a patient’s condition and report that information back to the nurse. Since the nurse cannot spend large amounts of time in the room with the patient, the nurse assistant is known as the nurse’s “eyes and ears”.

A nurse assistant must also have a strong grasp of emergency procedures and be able to stay calm in stressful situations. They must be able to initiate a Code Blue and be well-drilled in CPR.

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AIDS Conference: Clinton and Gates defend Bush program

AIDS Conference: Clinton and Gates defend Bush program

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

On Tuesday, at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada, both former President Bill Clinton and Microsoft founder/chairman Bill Gates defended President George W. Bush and his Adminstation‘s PEPFAR program.

Clinton said that the United States is spending more to fight HIV than any other government. He did criticize the program, saying that 33% of PEPFAR funds are dedicated to abstinence-only programs. Clinton said he does not believe that abstinence-only programs work. Also, he spoke out against a US law that requires organizations that apply for PEPFAR funds to pledge to oppose prostitution.

“I wish they would just amend the law and say ‘we disapprove of prostitution but here’s the money – go save lives’,” said Clinton.

“The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has done a great deal of good, and President Bush and his team deserve a lot of credit for it,” Gates said.

PEPFAR, which Bush unveiled in 2003, is to spend $15 billion over five years in 15 target countries. It provides medicine to HIV patients, distributes condoms and funds programs run by many aid groups. It is the largest international health initiative in history initiated by one nation to address a single disease.

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Wikinews interviews John Wolfe, Democratic Party presidential challenger to Barack Obama

Wikinews interviews John Wolfe, Democratic Party presidential challenger to Barack Obama

Sunday, May 20, 2012

U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate John Wolfe, Jr. of Tennessee took some time to answer a few questions from Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn.

Wolfe, an attorney based out of Chattanooga, announced his intentions last year to challenge President Barack Obama in the Democratic Party presidential primaries. So far, he has appeared on the primary ballots in New Hampshire, Missouri, and Louisiana. In Louisiana, he had his strongest showing, winning 12 percent overall with over 15 percent in some congressional districts, qualifying him for Democratic National Convention delegates. However, because certain paperwork had not been filed, the party stripped Wolfe of the delegates. Wolfe says he will sue the party to receive them.

Wolfe will compete for additional delegates at the May 22 Arkansas primary and the May 29 Texas primary. He is the only challenger to Obama in Arkansas, where a May 10 Hendrix College poll of Democrats shows him with 38 percent support, just short of the 45 percent for Obama. Such an outing would top the margin of Texas prison inmate Keith Russell Judd, who finished 18 percent behind Obama with 41 percent in the West Virginia Democratic primary; the strongest showing yet against the incumbent president. Despite these prospects, the Democratic Party of Arkansas has already announced that if Wolfe wins any delegates in their primary, again, due to paperwork, the delegates will not be awarded. Wolfe will appear on the Texas ballot alongside Obama, activist Bob Ely, and historian Darcy Richardson, who ended his campaign last month.

Wolfe has previously run for U.S. Congress as the Democratic Party’s nominee. On his campaign website, he cites the influence “of the Pentagon, Wall Street, and corporations” on the Obama administration as a reason for his challenge, believing these negatively affect “loyal Americans, taxpayers and small businesses.” Wolfe calls for the usage of anti-trust laws to break up large banks, higher taxes on Wall Street, the creation of an “alternative federal reserve” to assist community banks, and the implementation of a single-payer health care system.

With Wikinews, Wolfe discusses his campaign, the presidency of Barack Obama, corporations, energy, the federal budget, immigration, and the nuclear situation in Iran among other issues.

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Finding The Best Skin Care For Wrinkles

Submitted by: Peter Clark

Skin care is a subject that gets closer to your heart the older you get. As you age your interest in finding the latest new wrinkle cream increases, and you start to read more avidly about skin care for wrinkles.

However it might surprise you to know that the best skin care for wrinkle prevention isn’t finding the best new wrinkle cream on the market. The best way to prevent wrinkles has nothing to do with anti wrinkle creams.

Our skin health, and progress of our skin towards wrinkles and sagging, is more about our lifestyle and overall health. Skin health follows overall health, and it is very difficult to achieve great looking, young looking glowing skin if we are generally unhealthy. Better health translates to better looking, and healthier skin. Regardless of whether we search out the latest new wrinkle cream or not.

And of course there are other factors as well. Obviously our age is a huge factor in the look and health of our skin, and there is nothing we can do about that. A 20 year old is just more likely to have great skin than a 60 year old. That’s just a fact of life.

But whilst we cannot do anything about our age, there is lots we can do for our health and at the same time achieving the best skin care for wrinkles and wrinkle prevention. It’s really very simple. Notice I said simple, not easy.

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First thing we need to do is to minimize our lifestyle factors. Lifestyle factors are a huge contributor to our overall health, and to our skin health. One of the worst things you can do to your skin, and to your body, is to smoke.

It is well recognised that smoking has an extremely negative impact on our skin. People who smoke have older looking skin when they are younger. Wrinkles develop earlier and are more pronounced. If you smoke, and you want your skin to look better, stop smoking right now. And your body will thank you for it in so many other ways other than in your skin health.

Next comes exercise. If you don’t exercise then you need to. A good exercise routine heavily impacts your overall health, and your skin health. More and more research is showing the major benefits of exercise on so many aspects of our health. You must develop a good exercise routine, not just for your skin health but for your overall health. And as I said, the two go together.

Finally comes your diet. A change in your diet can be the best skin care for wrinkles that you can do. Not only will a good diet improve your skin health and the look of your skin, but it will also impact your overall health. And at the risk of repetition, skin health follows our overall health.

Our diets rich in pizzas, burgers and processed foods is not good for our skin, and not good for our health generally. We need a diet rich in natural vitamins, minerals, anti oxidants and essential oils and you won’t find too many of these in pizzas, burgers or processed foods.

Eat less of these and eat more vegetables and fruits.

And finally, take high quality supplements to supplement those vitamins, minerals, anti oxidants and essential oils that you still aren’t getting, even through a good diet. Because it’s practically impossible to eat well enough to supply our bodies with all the vitamins, minerals, anti oxidants and essential oils that we need for optimum health and overall skin health. The best supplements, (note I said the best supplements, most aren’t very good), will provide you with a complete supply of what your body needs in the right combinations.

Follow these simple steps and you’ll be pursuing the best skin care for wrinkles there is. By all means add to this the use of great quality organic skin care products and you’ve got all bases covered. Do all this and your skin will be so much healthier, and look so much better, than it ever could using that new wrinkle cream that came out last month that promises so much, (but delivers so little).

Remember, I said it’s simple, not easy. But do this and your whole life, not just your skin, will change for the better.

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Petition pressures City of Edinburgh Council to review clause affecting live music scene

Petition pressures City of Edinburgh Council to review clause affecting live music scene

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Live music venues in Edinburgh, Scotland are awaiting a review later this year on the 2005 licensing policy, which places limitations on the volume of amplified music in the city. Investigating into how the policy is affecting the Edinburgh music scene, a group of Wikinews writers interviewed venue owners, academics, the City of Edinburgh Council, and local band The Mean Reds to get different perspectives on the issue.

Since the clause was introduced by the government of the city of Edinburgh, licensed venues have been prohibited from allowing music to be amplified to the extent it is audible to nearby residential properties. This has affected the live music scene, with several venues discontinuing regular events such as open mic nights, and hosting bands and artists.

Currently, the licensing policy allows licensing standards officers to order a venue to cease live music on any particular night, based on a single noise complaint from the public. The volume is not electronically measured to determine if it breaches a decibel volume level. Over roughly the past year there have been 56 separate noise complaints made against 18 venues throughout the city.

A petition to amend the clause has garnered over 3,000 signatures, including the support of bar owners, musicians, and members of the general public.

On November 17, 2014, the government’s Culture and Sport Committee hosted an open forum meeting at Usher Hall. Musicians, venue owners and industry professionals were encouraged to provide their thoughts on how the council could improve live music in the city. Ways to promote live music as a key cultural aspect of Edinburgh were discussed and it was suggested that it could be beneficial to try and replicate the management system of live music of other global cities renowned for their live music scenes. However, the suggestion which prevailed above all others was simply to review the existing licensing policy.

Councillor (Cllr) Norma Austin-Hart, Vice Convenor of the Culture and Sport Committee, is responsible for the working group Music is Audible. The group is comprised of local music professionals, and councillors and officials from Edinburgh Council. A document circulated to the Music is Audible group stated the council aims “to achieve a balance between protecting residents and supporting venues”.

Following standard procedure, when a complaint is made, a Licensing Standards Officer (LSO) is dispatched to investigate the venue and evaluate the level of noise. If deemed to be too loud, the LSO asks the venue to lower the noise level. According to a document provided by the City of Edinburgh Council, “not one single business has lost its license or been closed down because of a breach to the noise condition in Edinburgh.”

In the Scotland Licensing Policy (2005), Clause 6.2 states, “where the operating plan indicates that music is to be played in a premises, the board will consider the imposition of a condition requiring amplified music from those premises to be inaudible in residential property.” According to Cllr Austin-Hart, the high volume of tenement housing in the city centre makes it difficult for music to be inaudible.

During the Edinburgh Festival Fringe during the summer, venues are given temporary licences that allow them to operate for the duration of the festival and under the condition that “all amplified music and vocals are controlled to the satisfaction of the Director of Services for Communities”, as stated in a document from the council. During the festival, there is an 11 p.m. noise restriction on amplified music, and noise may be measured by Environmental Health staff using sophisticated equipment. Noise is restricted to 65dB(A) from the facades of residential properties; however, complaints from residents still occur. In the document from the council, they note these conditions and limitations for temporary venues would not necessarily be appropriate for permanent licensed premises.

In a phone interview, Cllr Austin-Hart expressed her concern about the unsettlement in Edinburgh regarding live music. She referenced the closure of the well-known Picture House, a venue that has provided entertainment for over half a century, and the community’s opposition to commercial public bar chain Wetherspoon buying the venue. “[It] is a well-known pub that does not play any form of music”, Cllr Austin-Hart said. “[T]hey feel as if it is another blow to Edinburgh’s live music”. “[We] cannot stop Wetherspoon’s from buying this venue; we have no control over this.”

The venue has operated under different names, including the Caley Palais which hosted bands such as Queen and AC/DC. The Picture House opened in 2008.

One of the venues which has been significantly affected by the licensing laws is the Phoenix Bar, on Broughton Street. The bar’s owner, Sam Roberts, was induced to cease live music gigs in March, following a number of noise complaints against the venue. As a result, Ms Roberts was inspired to start the aforementioned petition to have Clause 6.2 of the licensing policy reviewed, in an effort to remove the ‘inaudibility’ statement that is affecting venues and the music scene.

“I think we not only encourage it, but actively support the Edinburgh music scene,” Ms Roberts says of the Phoenix Bar and other venues, “the problem is that it is a dying scene.”

When Ms Roberts purchased the venue in 2013, she continued the existing 30-year legacy established by the previous owners of hosting live acts. Representative of Edinburgh’s colourful music scene, a diverse range of genres have been hosted at the venue. Ms Roberts described the atmosphere when live music acts perform at her venue as “electric”. “The whole community comes together singing, dancing and having a party. Letting their hair down and forgetting their troubles. People go home happy after a brilliant night out. All the staff usually join in; the pub comes alive”. However licensing restrictions have seen a majority of the acts shut down due to noise complaints. “We have put on jazz, blues, rock, rockabilly, folk, celtic and pop live acts and have had to close everything down.” “Residents in Edinburgh unfortunately know that the Council policy gives them all the rights in the world, and the pubs and clubs none”, Ms Roberts clarified.

Discussing how inaudibility has affected venues and musicians alike, Ms Roberts stated many pubs have lost profit through the absence of gigs, and trying to soundproof their venue. “It has put many musicians out of work and it has had an enormous effect on earnings in the pub. […] Many clubs and bars have been forced to invest in thousands of pounds worth of soundproofing equipment which has nearly bankrupted them, only to find that even the tiniest bit of noise can still force a closure. It is a ridiculously one-sided situation.” Ms Roberts feels inaudibility is an unfair clause for venues. “I think it very clearly favours residents in Edinburgh and not business. […] Nothing is being done to support local business, and closing down all the live music venues in Edinburgh has hurt financially in so many ways. Not only do you lose money, you lose new faces, you lose the respect of the local musicians, and you begin to lose all hope in a ‘fair go’.”

With the petition holding a considerable number of signatures, Ms Roberts states she is still sceptical of any change occurring. “Over three thousand people have signed the petition and still the council is not moving. They have taken action on petitions with far fewer signatures.” Ms Roberts also added, “Right now I don’t think Edinburgh has much hope of positive change”.

Ms Roberts seems to have lost all hope for positive change in relation to Edinburgh’s music scene, and argues Glasgow is now the regional choice for live music and venues. “[E]veryone in the business knows they have to go to Glasgow for a decent scene. Glasgow City Council get behind their city.”

Ms Martina Cannon, member of local band The Mean Reds, said a regular ‘Open Mic Night’ she hosted at The Parlour on Duke Street has ceased after a number of complaints were made against the venue. “It was a shame because it had built up some momentum over the months it had been running”. She described financial loss to the venue from cancelling the event, as well as loss to her as organiser of the event.

Sneaky Pete’s music bar and club, owned by Nick Stewart, is described on its website as “open and busy every night”.”Many clubs could be defined as bars that host music, but we really are a music venue that serves drinks”, Mr Stewart says. He sees the live music scene as essential for maintaining nightlife in Edinburgh not only because of the economic benefit but more importantly because of the cultural significance. “Music is one of the important things in life. […] it’s emotionally and intellectually engaging, and it adds to the quality of life that people lead.”

Sneaky Pete’s has not been immune to the inaudibility clause. The business has spent about 20,000 pounds on multiple soundproofing fixes designed to quell complaints from neighboring residents. “The business suffered a great deal in between losing the option to do gigs for fear of complaints, and finishing the soundproofing. As I mentioned, we are a music business that serves drinks, not a bar that also has music, so when we lose shows, we lose a great deal of trade”, said Mr Stewart.

He believes there is a better way to go about handling complaints and fixing public nuisances. “The local mandatory condition requiring ‘amplified music and vocals’ to be ‘inaudible’ should be struck from all licenses. The requirement presupposes that nuisance is caused by music venues, when this may not reasonably be said to be the case. […] Nuisance is not defined in the Licensing Act nor is it defined in the Public Health Act (Scotland) 2008. However, The Consultation on Guidance to accompany the Statutory Nuisance Provisions of the Public Health etc (Scotland) Act 2008 states that ‘There are eight key issues to consider when evaluating whether a nuisance exists[…]'”.

The eight key factors are impact, locality, time, frequency, duration, convention, importance, and avoidability. Stewart believes it is these factors that should be taken into consideration by LSOs responding to complaints instead of the sole factor of “audibility”.He believes multiple steps should be taken before considering revocation of licenses. Firstly, LSOs should determine whether a venue is a nuisance based on the eight factors. Then, the venue should have the opportunity to comply by using methods such as changing the nature of their live performances (e.g. from hard rock to acoustic rock), changing their hours of operation, or soundproofing. If the venue still fails to comply, then a board can review their license with the goal of finding more ways to bring them into compliance as opposed to revoking their license.

Nick Stewart has discussed his proposal at length with Music is Audible and said he means to present his proposal to the City of Edinburgh Council.

Dr Adam Behr, a music academic and research associate at the University of Edinburgh who has conducted research on the cultural value of live music, says live music significantly contributes to the economic performance of cities. He said studies have shown revenue creation and the provision of employment are significant factors which come about as a result of live music. A 2014 report by UK Music showed the economic value generated by live music in the UK in 2013 was £789 million and provided the equivalent of 21,600 full time jobs.

As the music industry is international by nature, Behr says this complicates the way revenue is allocated, “For instance, if an American artist plays a venue owned by a British company at a gig which is promoted by a company that is part British owned but majority owned by, say, Live Nation (a major international entertainment company) — then the flow of revenues might not be as straightforward as it seems [at] first.”

Despite these complexities, Behr highlighted the broader advantages, “There are, of course, ancillary benefits, especially for big gigs […] Obviously other local businesses like bars, restaurants and carparks benefit from increased trade”, he added.

Behr criticised the idea of making music inaudible and called it “unrealistic”. He said it could limit what kind of music can be played at venues and could force vendors to spend a large amount of money on equipment that enables them to meet noise cancelling requirements. He also mentioned the consequences this has for grassroots music venues as more ‘established’ venues within the city would be the only ones able to afford these changes.

Alongside the inaudibility dispute has been the number of sites that have been closing for the past number of years. According to Dr Behr, this has brought attention to the issue of retaining live music venues in the city and has caused the council to re-evaluate its music strategy and overall cultural policy.

This month, Dr Behr said he is to work on a live music census for Edinburgh’s Council which aims to find out what types of music is played, where, and what exactly it brings to the city. This is in an effort to get the Edinburgh city council to see any opportunities it has with live music and the importance of grassroots venues. The census is similar to one conducted in Victoria, Australia in 2012 on the extent of live music in the state and its economic benefit.

As for the solution to the inaudibility clause, Behr says the initial step is dialogue, and this has already begun. “Having forum discussion, though, is a start — and an improvement”, he said. “There won’t be an overnight solution, but work is ongoing to try to find one that can stick in the long term.”

Beverley Whitrick, Strategic Director of Music Venue Trust, said she is unable to comment on her work with the City of Edinburgh Council or on potential changes to the inaudibility clause in the Licensing Policy. However, she says, “I have been asked to assess the situation and make recommendations in September”.

According to The Scotsman, the Council is working toward helping Edinburgh’s cultural and entertainment scene. Deputy Council Leader Sandy Howat said views of the entertainment industry needs to change and the Council will no longer consider the scene as a “sideline”.

Senior members of the Council, The Scotsman reported, aim to review the planning of the city to make culture more of a priority. Howat said, “If you’re trying to harness a living community and are creating facilities for people living, working and playing then culture should form part of that.”

The review of the inaudibility clause in the Licensing Policy is set to be reviewed near the end of 2016 but the concept of bringing it forward to this year is still under discussion.

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

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.

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Information About Auto Financing In Edmonton, Ca.}

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Edmonton is the second largest city in Alberta, after Calgary. People in the city are gainfully engaged in a wide spectrum of employment; ranging from financial services and mining to knowledge based services. One of the biggest service industries in Edmonton is the Oil and Gas industry. Although the economy of Edmonton and Alberta has experienced a lot of ups and downs, the car market continues to grow. One of the biggest impediments to accessing Edmonton Car Loans is attributed to bad credit. Instances of bad credit usually arise due to upheavals in the labor markets. However, there are numerous institutions that provide Car Loans in Edmonton to people with both good and bad credit. A good financing institution will provide you with information regarding financing options that will suit your needs, even if you have no credit. It is instructive to note that, it is general very difficult to build a good credit, but fairly easy to fall into the pitfalls of bad credit.

Edmonton Car Loans cover all kinds of vehicles, including; cars, vans, motorcycle, boats, RVs and trucks. Financing can also be for a new or used vehicle. Information regarding auto financing institutions and vehicle sellers are readily available on newspapers, magazines and the internet. Depending on level of financing you are looking for, you can check out the local market listings under titles such as city loan listings. Provincial listings will provide you with the names of companies operating on the provincial level, while national listings will provide you financing and loan companies that operate nationally. On whole, most institutions that offer cheap Car Loans in Edmonton are found online. Using the online resource, will also save you a lot of time, because you access this information at the comfort of your home and at your own convenience. Auto financing institutions are known to offer sweet deals meant to entice customers; the offers include loyalty programs, leasing specials, internet specials and guaranteed financing programs. Many appealing auto financing deals are also advertised through television.

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The institutions involved in providing Car Loans in Edmonton include credit unions, banks, leasing companies, car dealers, private lenders and finance companies. The encouraging thing is that there are many large credit unions and banks that are ready to finance your next car. Some lenders will provide you a financing option that allows you to make down payments. Other lenders may offer you, 100% financing approval on your loan request. Edmonton Car Loans also come with different rates, depending on the approving institution and the applicants credit score. The lenders normally use loan calculators to provide customers with a quick response regarding the right rate of repayment. For this reason it is important to check out offers from several auto loaning institutions, in order to determine which one is right for you. Most financing institutions can be reached via a toll free phone number or through the internet. Even though enquiries may take you some time, financing a car via a trusted institution will almost certainly provide you, the all-important peace of mind.

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93-year-old Michigan man freezes to death after electric company limits his power usage

93-year-old Michigan man freezes to death after electric company limits his power usage

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Marvin Schur, a 93-year-old man from Bay City, Michigan has died after the electric company limited his electric use due to his failure to pay over US$1,000 in past-due payments.

Bay City Electric Light & Power installed a power-limiting device on his home on January 13. The device would limit the amount of power the resident uses and would essentially shut it off if that limit is reached, or if the resident fails to pay the outstanding bill within 10 days of installation. In order for the electricity to be turned back on, the limiter must be reset by pushing a button.

Bay City power says that a warning, indicating that the power was to be turned off and a limiter installed, had been placed on Schur’s front door. Despite that, the company says that they are now “looking at our website and possibly doing an automated phone message. We obviously need to get the word out.”

The autopsy performed on Schur’s body concluded that he had died “a slow, painful death” caused by hypothermia. Dr. Kanu Virani, who performed the autopsy, explained: “Hypothermia shuts the whole system down, slowly. It’s not easy to die from hypothermia without first realizing your fingers and toes feel like they’re burning.”

It was less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 Centigrade) in Schur’s home when neighbors found Schur dead on January 17. Virani commented that it was his first time performing an autopsy on a body in which “the person froze to death indoors.”

“His furnace was not running – the insides of his windows were full of ice the morning we found him,” said George A. Pauwels Jr., who was with his wife when they found Schur’s body.

In Michigan it is illegal for a utility company to disconnect power to any home between November 1 and March 31 when a resident is over the age of 65. Limiters are also not supposed to be used during that time frame. However, municipally-owned electric utilities like the one in Bay City, are not regulated by the state. The Michigan state attorney general’s office has launched an investigation into the incident.

Residents around Schur’s home say he was hard of hearing, and the city states that the device’s function and operation were never explained to him. When word of the story got around, people from all over the United States began to call the city in anger.

“I’ve taken calls from Canada, Massachusetts, Texas, New York, Alabama – and that’s just the ones I can think of off the top of my head,” said Melody Roth of the city’s administrative office, who also added that people from all over are “calling all city departments, not just our office.”

Schur has no known children, and his wife had died several years prior to the incident.

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green Party candidate Brett McKenzie, London North Centre

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green Party candidate Brett McKenzie, London North Centre

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Brett McKenzie is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the London North Centre 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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Medical Scrubs Allow The Doctors To Work Better In Uninteresting Situations}

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To get best treatment from a doctor, we need to offer them a comfortable environment. The traditional white starched uniform of the doctors are elegant in look, but not well comfortable to work in tensed moments. In fact, the white color is a symbol of hygiene and thus it has become an identity of the medical professionals. But, when proper treatment is the ultimate motive, and dress plays a vital role in offering good comfort, why dont we use medical scrubs? Yes, stylish scrubs are made out of soft pure cotton cloths and are perfect for any kind of tedious and serious work.

Today in most of the growing countries, medical institutions have allowed the doctors to wear stylish scrubs, as they have understood the value of dress. They dont want the useless dignity; they want a healthy nation. However, there are several countries yet that dont want to change the tradition. They still force their doctors to use the startched white uniforms for the doctors. It may help them to carry on the tradition with dignity; but not suitable for increasing the productivity and quality of the doctors. In fact, stylish scrubs can increase the enthusiasm than the white uniform noticeably and thats why it has become important to accept the change. Its not just a fashion any more its need.

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Uniform is of course vital in some cases. It describes the rank, responsibility and the organization as well. But, when your main aim is to serve people with quality medical treatment, why should you bother on those? Rather I think that medical scrubs will keep you energetic and fresh all the time and that is much important in such jobs. You may not get the required encouragement of work when you have a blooded patient in front of you. You must have to remain concentrated and dedicated to the patients injury. So, the better physical and mental condition youll be the better treatment you can offer to the patient.

However, if you still think that there should be an identical uniform of your staffs that will define your organization with a degree of elegancy you always can go for the stylish scrubs and women. There are hundreds of garment companies who offer medical scrubs at amazingly low cost and youll get the tailor-made scrubs as you wish. You can set your design, color, and size of the dresses as well as can ask them to print some fabric content on the medical scrubs if you want.

Yes, one of the specialties of medical scrubs is fabric printing. A thin coat of fabric is used in such costumes to make it look gorgeous without hampering the softness of the dress. If you want, you can add extra pockets or can design some unique embroidery on the medical scrubs. However, if you dont have any idea about these, you can always ask them to show you some samples or prepare some designs on computer and let you choose it.

Generally, most of the garment companies that manufacture stylish scrubs have highly experienced designers who are well able to design marvelous scrubs for your organization in very short time. You can print the name or symbol of your company or something else that you may prefer on the custom made scrubs. The fabric contents they use are generally durable and soft. Itll not harden the dress at all, as they use a very thin coat of the fabric. However, if you dont want to use fabric at all, you can also ask them to provide you some stylish scrubs with thread embroidery work. However, not all the garment companies offer thread-embroidery and thus you may need to hunt a bit more for that.

About the Author: The author of this article is a professional designer of medical scrubs and stylish scrubs. He has worked with several reputed custom made scrubs designing companies. For more details please visit


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