Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates

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This page provides a forum for editors to suggest items for inclusion on In the news (ITN), a protected template on the Main Page, as well as the forum for discussion of candidates. This is not the page to report errors in the ITN section on the Main Page—please go to the appropriate section at WP:ERRORS. Archives of past nominations can be found here.

This candidates page is integrated with the daily pages of Portal:Current events. Under each daily section header below is the transcluded Portal:Current events items for that day (with a light green header). Each day's portal page is followed by a subsection for suggestions and discussion.

A blurb is a one sentence summary of the news story. An alternate suggestion for the blurb is called an altblurb, and any more suggestions get labelled alt1, alt2, etc. A blurb needs at least one target article, highlighted in bold; reviewers check the quality of that article and whether it is updated, and whether reliable sources demonstrate the significance of the event. Other articles can also be linked. The Ongoing line is for regularly updated articles which cover events that remain in the news over a longer period of time. RD stands for the "recent deaths" line, and can include any living thing whose death was recently announced. In some cases, recent deaths may need additional explanation as provided by a blurb; this is decided by consensus.

Road destroyed by floods near Satara
Road destroyed by floods near Satara

How to nominate an item[edit]

In order to suggest a candidate:

  • Update an article to be linked to from the blurb to include the recent developments, or find an article that has already been updated.
  • Find the correct section below for the date of the event (not the date nominated).
    • Do not add sections for new dates. These are automatically generated (at midnight UTC) by a bot; creating them manually breaks this process.
  • Nominate the blurb for ITN inclusion under the "Suggestions" subheading for the date, emboldening the link in the blurb to the updated article. Use a level 4 header (====) when doing so.
    • Preferably use the template {{ITN candidate}} to nominate the article related to the event in the news. Make sure that you include a reference from a verifiable, reliable secondary source. Press releases are not acceptable. The suggested blurb should be written in simple present tense.
    • Adding an explanation why the event should be posted greatly increases the odds of posting.
  • Please consider alerting editors to the nomination by adding the template {{ITN note}} to the corresponding article's talk page.

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There are criteria which guide the decision on whether or not to put a particular item on In the news, based largely on the extensiveness of the updated content and the perceived significance of the recent developments. These are listed at WP:ITN.

Submissions that do not follow the guidelines at Wikipedia:In the news will not be placed onto the live template.

Headers[edit]

  • Items that have been posted or pulled from the main page are generally marked with (Posted) or (Pulled) in the item's subject so it is clear they are no longer active.
  • Items can also be marked as (Ready) when the article is both updated and there seems to be a consensus to post. The posting admin, however, should always judge the update and the consensus to post themselves. If you find an entry that you don't feel is ready to post is marked (Ready), you should remove the mark in the header.

Voicing an opinion on an item[edit]

  • Format your comment to contain "support" or "oppose", and include a rationale for your choice. In particular, address the notability of the event, the quality of the article, and whether it has been updated.

Please do not...[edit]

  1. add simple "support!" or "oppose!" votes without including your reasons. Similarly, curt replies such as "who?", "meh", or "duh!" are usually not helpful. Instead, explain the reasons why you think the item meets or does not meet the ITN inclusion criteria so a consensus can be reached.
  2. oppose an item because the event is only relating to a single country, or failing to relate to one. This applies to a high percentage of the content we post and is unproductive.
  3. accuse other editors of supporting, opposing or nominating due to a personal bias (such as ethnocentrism). Conflicts of interest are not handled at ITN.
  4. comment on a story without first reading the relevant article(s).
  5. oppose a recurring item here because you disagree with the recurring items criteria. The criteria can be discussed at the relevant talk page.
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July 31[edit]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Health and environment

Politics and elections

  • 2021 Myanmar protests
    • As the months anniversary of the military coup against civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi approaches, protests occur in Mandalay with university students waving flags and saying that there is "no possibility of dialogue" with the junta. The junta says that former civilian leaders are spreading "biased information". (Reuters)
  • Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina calls on the military to take "responsibility for threats to national sovereignty and threats to national security" after a plot to assassinate him was foiled last week. Rajoelina called on the new graduates to uphold democracy. (Madagascar Tribune)

Sports


July 30[edit]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Health and environment

International relations

Law and crime


RD: Abdul Khaliq Sambhali[edit]

Article: Abdul Khaliq Sambhali (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Baseerat Online Urdu
Credits:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Vice-Rector of Darul Uloom Deoband, famous Islamic seminary. The article is new and updated. I'm working further on the article and hoping to improve it. Everything is well-cited. ─ The Aafī (talk) 14:10, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Support - Owais Talk 19:17, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Rather stubby at 269 words. – Sca (talk) 11:53, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

RD: Albert Vanhoye[edit]

Article: Albert Vanhoye (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Vatican News (in French)
Credits:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: At age 98 he was the oldest Cardinal in the College of Cardinals, short article but looks sufficient for RD JW 1961 Talk 10:27, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

  • It's a longer article now, and it uses a better range/mix of sources. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 02:35, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

RD: Thomas Joseph[edit]

Article: Thomas Joseph (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Times of India
Credits:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

 Pachu Kannan (talk) 06:01, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

July 29[edit]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture

Disasters and accidents

Health and environment

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Sports


2021 Gulf of Oman incident[edit]

Article: 2021 Gulf of Oman incident (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: ​Two people are killed in an attack on the Israeli-operated tanker Mercer Street off the coast of Oman. (Post)
News source(s): Independent
Credits:

Nominator's comments: Unusual for deaths to result from an attack on a large merchant vessel even with the piracy issues previously seen in the industry. Almost certainly a state-backed attack by Iran in retaliation for recent Israeli strikes in Syria. Article needs work - Dumelow (talk) 05:16, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Weak Support Notable enough, but article is lacking.38.39.134.247 (talk) 10:28, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – At 225 words quite stubby. Not majorly present on RS sites. Larger significance doubtful. – Sca (talk) 11:59, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

RD: Toshihide Maskawa[edit]

Article: Toshihide Maskawa (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): NHK World-Japan
Credits:

Article needs updating
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

 Count Iblis (talk) 01:05, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Oppose References lacking; resume-style position list should ideally be integrated into the prose section about his career with additional details. SpencerT•C 03:48, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Spencer. It's striking that, being a Nobel laureate, he has so little information about his career. _-_Alsoriano97 (talk) 11:09, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

RD: Hal Wootten[edit]

Article: Hal Wootten (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/business-law/memory-hal-wootten-founding-dean-unsw-law-justice
Credits:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: This wikibio looks clean enough for RD already. Not an entertainer. Not a sportsman. Not a politician. Died on July 27th, news out on July 29th. --PFHLai (talk) 10:09, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Weak oppose Limited depth of coverage for most of his career, such as the University of NSW Faculty of Law and Supreme Court of New South Wales sections; resume in prose format. SpencerT•C 13:25, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

RD: Janice Mirikitani[edit]

Article: Janice Mirikitani (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Associated Press; San Francisco Chronicle; KPIX-TV (CBS)
Credits:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

 Bloom6132 (talk) 09:44, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Weak support Would prefer a little more depth of coverage (e.g. what causes was she an activist for? Article says "activism for Glide Memorial United Methodist Church" but it's unclear what this means), but what's there meets minimum standards. Referenced. SpencerT•C 15:12, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

RD: Carl Levin[edit]

Article: Carl Levin (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Crain's Detroit
Credits:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Nearly there, just a few more cn tags left. – Muboshgu (talk) 16:45, 30 July 2021 (UTC) – Muboshgu (talk) 01:51, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Oppose The article isn't terrible, but it's not main page ready yet IMO. A few of his stances are completely unsourced, and there are huge disorganized swathes of text that probably amount to undue weight. Granted, the latter is probably not a barrier to main page posting. Nohomersryan (talk) 01:53, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support article is in decent enough shape to merit posting. Elli (talk | contribs) 03:44, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose There are several tags in the article. Hanamanteo (talk) 09:00, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Mo Hayder[edit]

Article: Mo Hayder (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The Guardian
Credits:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Article updated and well sourced. Death announced early today. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 15:56, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Posted Stephen 09:29, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

RD: Janet Banana[edit]

Article: Janet Banana (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): https://news.pindula.co.zw/2021/07/29/former-first-lady-janet-banana-dies-aged-83/
Credits:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: This wikibio of the first First Lady of Zimbabwe (1980 ~ 1987) is currently a stub. I hope this can get expanded soon. It would be nice to see a Banana on ITN. :-) --PFHLai (talk) 12:17, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

July 28[edit]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Business and economy

  • Argentina announces that they will pay $250 million to the Paris Club and $350 million to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid default. Economy minister Martín Guzmán asks both entities to restructure the debts in order to make payment viable. The IMF has expressed its willingness for the payment after months of negotiations on a $45 billion debt acquired by the previous administration. (Ámbito)

Disasters and accidents

Health and environment

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Sports


RD: Ben Wagin[edit]

Article: Ben Wagin (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Süddeutsche Zeitung; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Credits:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: German artist, sculptor, draughtsman, designer, performance artist, author, composer. "Godfather of trees" Grimes2 (talk) 14:05, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Support, after I fixed some Germanism - please help with more if you can - and made ill connections. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

RD: Ron Popeil[edit]

Article: Ron Popeil (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): NY Post
Credits:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: TV Advertising Pioneer Spman (talk) 22:19, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

(Posted) 2021 Maharashtra floods[edit]

Article: 2021 Maharashtra floods (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: Floods in western Maharashtra of India results in deaths of over 250. (Post)
Alternative blurb: Floods in western Maharashtra, India, result in over 250 deaths.
News source(s): Indian Express
Credits:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: large death toll and effects seen since 22 July 2021 affecting large population. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 17:01, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

Support article is short but quality is sufficient. Event is covered by major news outlets. Checks all of the boxes. --Jayron32 17:31, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
Support on significance, Weak Oppose on length (Though I do agree that the quality is sufficient) - There are no images except for the map, and I feel that the article can be expanded further. Tube·of·Light 01:21, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - Article looks good. Sherenk1 (talk) 03:13, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 04:21, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

July 27[edit]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture

Disasters and accidents

Health and environment

International relations

Law and crime

  • Hong Kong national security law
  • The trial against Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu and ten others for financial crimes opens in the Holy See. Becciu and a monsignor are the only two to appear in court in person. Becciu denied any wrongdoing and the trial was adjourned. Pope Francis had previously stripped Becciu of his immunity and approved his indictment. Becciu's lawyers asked the court not to order the Cardinal's arrest. (Reuters)

Sports


RD: Joey Jordison[edit]

Article: Joey Jordison (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Rolling Stone
Credits:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Drummer for Slipknot. Died on the 26th, announced today. Mlb96 (talk) 03:12, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Support One of the most well-known and influential drummers in metal music. Basil the Bat Lord (talk) 03:18, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – 3 paragraphs/sentences unsourced; most of discography and parts of the filmography unsourced. —Bloom6132 (talk) 03:53, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support once brought up to par. A rather unusual death considering his age. Dare one suggest a blurb?--WaltCip-(talk) 12:24, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
    • You know full well that "support once brought up to par" is meaningless when discussing RD, and that he obviously wasn't worthy of a blurb, so I'm not sure what the point of your comment was. -- Kicking222 (talk) 04:30, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
      Why is he not worthy of a blurb? Was not the death unusual and unexpected? WaltCip-(talk) 12:26, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose There are several tags in the article. Hanamanteo (talk) 13:55, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak support Few cn tags from an overall sourced article. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 15:57, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Dusty Hill[edit]

Article: Dusty Hill (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Rolling Stone, Deadline Hollywood, BBC, The Guardian, The Independent, Variety
Credits:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Bassist of ZZ Top. Article needs a few more refs (short but given his primary notability is with the band, that's expected). Masem (t) 19:18, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Oppose really crap article for such a prominent musician. The Rambling Man (Keep wearing the mask...) 19:25, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose (edit conflict) For an eminently notable person, this article doesn't establish such and is barely more than a stub. Also missing sources for near about everything. Desperately needs clean-up work. Kingsif (talk) 19:26, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
    • FWIW, from when I nominated it, the sourcing has been drastically improved and looks ready from solely that point. --Masem (t) 23:31, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
    • We may have differing views on what constitutes "a stub". Martinevans123 (talk) 07:52, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support As explained by nominator, "short but given his primary notability is with the band, that's expected". Martinevans123 (talk) 21:27, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Rambles. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 07:04, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Just to check, you think the article is "really crap", yes? Martinevans123 (talk) 07:51, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Not sure what state the article was in when it was first nominated, but as now, while short, it is definitely longer than a stub, and it seems fully referenced. --Jayron32 10:55, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Article has been improved and is in good shape. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 15:57, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Posted to RD Article much improved. SpencerT•C 16:48, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Mike Hendrick[edit]

Article: Mike Hendrick (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): BBC News; ESPN; The Guardian (PA Media); The Daily Telegraph
Credits:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

 Bloom6132 (talk) 02:37, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Support Adequate depth of coverage, referenced. Would like to see a little more about his domestic test career but what's there meets minimum standards. SpencerT•C 13:07, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support good enough for me. Marked as ready. The Rambling Man (Keep wearing the mask...) 19:27, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Posted --PFHLai (talk) 00:11, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Menchu Álvarez del Valle[edit]

Article: Menchu Álvarez del Valle (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): ABC.es
Credits:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Spanish radio journalist and grandmother of the Queen consort of Spain. I've updated her article and seems pretty ready. _-_Alsoriano97 (talk) 21:57, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Support Article is relatively brief but covers what the subject was notable for with adequate depth. Referenced. SpencerT•C 13:11, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Nom. comment Marking it's ready because...it's ready. _-_Alsoriano97 (talk) 20:40, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Posted --PFHLai (talk) 23:59, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

(Posted) 2021 Saint Lucian general election[edit]

Proposed image
Article: 2021 Saint Lucian general election (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: ​The Saint Lucia Labour Party, led by Philip Pierre (pictured), wins the general election. (Post)
News source(s): St. Lucia Star, St. Lucia Times, New York Carib News
Credits:
Article updated
The nominated event is listed on WP:ITN/R, so each occurrence is presumed to be important enough to post. Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article and update meet WP:ITNCRIT, not the significance.

Nominator's comments: Article is being expanded. The new PM is expected to be sworn in this week. Joofjoof (talk) 21:38, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Weak support the article seems to be close to being ready, but it would be convenient to have a section on the election polls, the reactions and aftermath and, if possible, something more about the results. As soon as this is fixed, my support will be full. _-_Alsoriano97 (talk) 08:29, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support In far better shape than most elections when they first get nominated. Wizardoftheyear (talk) 16:58, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak support per Alsoriano97. Article quality is decent, could use some beefing up, but it is better than many elections articles. --Jayron32 17:34, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 01:55, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Note: Never understood ITN's election fever, which is so dogmatically inclusive, it often includes elections in borderline micro states, like Saint Lucia, a country whose population is less than 200,000 people. Mayoral elections in major cities are of more moment. Oh well, a mystery, I guess... El_C 15:09, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • El_C a mayor is not a prime minister or a president no matter how much the city has half of the world's population or not. Easy. _-_Alsoriano97 (talk) 16:09, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Right, because who leads the sovereign nation of Saint Lucia is a super-important item that's In The News. I bow in reverence, Easy Rider. El_C 16:25, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment Can we get this guy's picture off the front page? We have an ongoing Olympics and floods, both of which would make far better pictures than some guy's face and chest. 1779Days (talk) 20:52, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
    • Please nominate replacement pics here on WP:ITN/C. Thanks. --PFHLai (talk) 21:08, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

July 26[edit]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents

Health and environment

International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Sports


(Ready) RD: Rosine Vieyra Soglo[edit]

Article: Rosine Vieyra Soglo (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): VOA Africa, Taarifa Rwanda
Credits:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: First Lady of Benin, 1991-1996. Been undergoing an impressive expansion the past few days. Will likely be a good RD candidate very soon. --PFHLai (talk) 06:00, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Support Expanded and updated; appropriate depth of coverage. SpencerT•C 13:27, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Looks good to go. Hanamanteo (talk) 18:10, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Article is ready. _-_Alsoriano97 (talk) 22:44, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Typhoon In-fa and 2021 Henan floods[edit]

Article: Typhoon In-fa (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: ​The combined effects of flash floods and Typhoon In-fa leave more than 70 dead across China, Japan, and the Philippines. (Post)
News source(s): NPR, The Washington Post, CNN, BBC
Credits:

Nominator's comments: The slow-moving Typhoon In-fa has exacerbated floods across Eastern China, producing extreme rains in many areas and triggering additional flash floods. The effects of the typhoon are inseparable from the preceding floods in some areas so a combined blurb with a broader geographic mention is appropriate in my opinion. Both articles are well-sourced and In-fa's is especially fleshed out. Yet another extreme weather event in this month of relentless flash floods. ~ Cyclonebiskit (chat) 19:36, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Support updated blurb it's already a blurb. New article is clearly relevant to the blurb, and it meets quality requirements. NorthernFalcon (talk) 01:12, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support per Cyclonebiskit HurricaneEdgar 03:03, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support updating blurb as new article is more than good enough, and demonstrates a wider importance. And the one already on front page is still fine. Joseph2302 (talk) 06:45, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Per Cyclonebiskit. Both events are related and definitely relevant enough to receive their own ITN posts. the updated blurb is appropriate, in light of the unfolding flooding disaster, and the significance of the event definitely warrants this. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 06:51, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Article is in good shape. Although there's still one cn tag pending to be fixed. _-_Alsoriano97 (talk) 08:31, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Topic absent from prime RS sites on Wednesday. (BBC, CNN cites above are three days old.) Nominator is a member of WikiProject Tropical cyclones, as are users HurricaneParrot and StopBoi.Sca (talk) 14:00, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Being a member (or not) of a WikiProject isn't a reason to ignore people's opinions. Although your thinly veiled attempts to claim bias towards supporters of this nomination are clear. Joseph2302 (talk) 14:12, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
I didn't say it was. As noted in the past, the topic of WPTC is relevant to the subject of this nomination. No bias on my part. (And BTW, one of my favorite sea stories is Typhoon by Joseph Conrad, about which I wrote a term paper eons ago. Recommended reading.).
Sca (talk) 18:42, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Unless the typhoon itself brings significantly more deaths to the current toll (based on the numbers that I see how the ITN template has been updated over the last few days as the current blurb has been there), I don't see a need for this. If the typhoon is found to contribute to dozens of additional deaths, then I would agree that a new blurb would be reasonable, but right now, the deaths seem mostly to stem from the original flooding/mudslides before the typhoon arrived. --Masem (t) 14:28, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
About $2 billion USD excluding Henan vs $14.7 billion including, others can judge if the deaths plus $2 billion where a dollar builds more is enough. It landed north of earlier forecasts which likely kept it a few inches under the mainland China cyclone rain record of ~a meter instead of above (coastal mountain ranges are like juicers that rapidly disassemble uphill-blowing parts of tropical cyclones into orographic rain, the taller (2.5 vertical miles!) coast at Taiwan once made 10.04 feet of rain from weak typhoon) Sagittarian Milky Way (talk) 23:35, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Looks good to go. Hanamanteo (talk) 14:04, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment the most notable part of this story seems to be changing the outdoor Olympic schedules, it's otherwise not covered in the news as far as I can see. Kingsif (talk) 16:17, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
The other tropical storm in northish Japan was in the news for affecting outdoor Olympics, did this one rain on Olympic places too? Sagittarian Milky Way (talk) 18:10, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
That would be Tropical Storm Nepartak, not Typhoon In-fa. Chlod (say hi!) 02:12, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
So what you're saying is this one isn't really in the news, everyone is distracted by its little brother messing up sports day? Got it.
Oppose on not newsworthy. Routine and uninteresting enough that typhoon season isn't in ITN/R. Nothing special about this typhoon to set it apart from that ball of nothing. Yes, we have recently posted other floods, but all of those were/are exceptional. Kingsif (talk) 04:57, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Surprising dearth of news coverage given the apparent cost and death toll.--WaltCip-(talk) 20:08, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Mike Enzi[edit]

Article: Mike Enzi (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): AP, Reuters
Credits:
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Nominator's comments: Former US Senator of 20+ years Roniiustalk to me 10:08, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

  • More refs needed to address {CN} tags and paragraphs with no footnotes. The section on Electoral history is also unref'd. --PFHLai (talk) 10:23, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @PFHLai: Hey I am going to fix all of these problems today since I just finished writing the article about his successor Cynthia Lummis. I just added some stuff about his early political career too. Jon698 (talk) 12:16, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • That's great, Jon698. Please consider adding yourself to the list of updaters when you are done updating this wikibio for RD. Thanks. --PFHLai (talk) 23:42, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the work on this article thus far. I agree with Alsoriano97's comments below. And the "Committee assignments" subsection would be better presented as prose rather than bullet-points. --PFHLai (talk) 23:28, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Jon698 I just added a few more cn tags, which I imagine can be easily fixed. The "Committee assignments" subsection should have also be sourced. _-_Alsoriano97 (talk) 20:47, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @PFHLai: @Alsoriano97: Thank you for adding those citation needed tags. I dealt with them and added some information. What are your thoughts on the article now? Jon698 (talk) 16:30, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Article has been improved and is well sourced. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 16:32, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Posted to RD. SpencerT•C 16:46, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

July 25[edit]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents

Health and environment

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Sports


(Posted) RD: R. Rajamahendran[edit]

Article: R. Rajamahendran (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Daily News, EconomyNext
Credits:

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Nominator's comments: pioneer of Sri Lanka media and served as a prominent figure of Sri Lanka Cricket Abishe (talk) 05:21, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Support - Fully sourced start-class article. Meets criteria for RD.--SirEdimon Dimmi!!! 05:49, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Posted --PFHLai (talk) 12:23, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Tunisian prime minister ouster[edit]

Article: 2021 Tunisian political crisis (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: ​After days of protests, Tunisian President Kais Saied dismisses Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, triggering a constitutional crisis. (Post)
Alternative blurb: ​After days of protests, Tunisian President Kais Saied dismisses Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspends the Parliament's activity, triggering a constitutional crisis
News source(s): Associated Press, Reuters, Washington Post, Al Jazeera
Credits:

Nominator's comments: Magnitude of the events unclear so far, but generally encyclopedic. bender235 (talk) 22:02, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Comment – Widely reported on Monday. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Police occupied Al Jazeera bureau, ejected staff.
    Sca (talk) 12:52, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment Kais Saied (which is article linked in the nom) has quite a bit of unsourced content, which would need fixing, as well as an expansion of the lead. Hichem Mechichi is also too short for front page. Joseph2302 (talk) 12:59, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
There now exists a dedicated article on the current events: 2021 Tunisian political crisis. --bender235 (talk) 15:50, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
It is a bit short but this should be the target article. Support on notability when expanded. --Tone 17:00, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
Agree that should be the target article if posted. Joseph2302 (talk) 13:10, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak support It's ITNworthy, no doubt, and is having at least outstanding international coverage. But the target article is perhaps still too short. I also think the blurb should also indicate that Parliament has been suspended, but I don't know how to make it less long. _-_Alsoriano97 (talk) 19:32, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Let's see if you think the altblurb I've proposed looks better. It doesn't seem outrageously too long. _-_Alsoriano97 (talk) 19:37, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support in principle, oppose due to quality As of my viewing of the article, it's one sentence paragraphs in the lead and the body consists only of "reactions" in bulleted lists. We need a proper article body. – Muboshgu (talk) 20:11, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
    Agree. Trash the flag salad. – Sca (talk) 22:02, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – on quality. The flags are gone, and that's a relief, but the 'Reactions' section still comprises 80 percent of the wordage. More narrative prose, less peripheral comment would improve the article. – Sca (talk) 12:41, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
    But don't you care what Qatar thinks? WaltCip-(talk) 16:52, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
Youn mean Kater? – Sca (talk) 19:03, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose on quality needs more prose, rather than just being a list of reactions. Joseph2302 (talk) 13:10, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - on importance. Important news in the Arab World. Putting it in the "In the News" section is a good way to help other countries to wake up and help Tunisia's democracy.ATGYT12 (talk) 17:55, 27 July 2021 (UTC+1)
    • No, that's not the purpose of ITN. Please see WP:RGW.--WaltCip-(talk) 17:03, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
      • Regardless of WP:RGW, I don't think anyone would argue that this lacks the importance to be on ITN. -- Kicking222 (talk) 17:09, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
    No one's arguing that. It's the substandard character of the article that bars it from Main Page promotion. – Sca (talk) 18:53, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose on quality I'm OK with an article that doesn't have much prose showing up on ITN, but the article currently needs a bit more background and a few more references. -- Kicking222 (talk) 17:09, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose There are several tags in the article. Hanamanteo (talk) 08:44, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho[edit]

Article: Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): TSF radio; Observador
Credits:

Article updated
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Nominator's comments: Portuguese military officer, chief strategist of the Carnation Revolution Pachu Kannan (talk) 11:27, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the editing conflict! :-) --PFHLai (talk) 13:08, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Article is now fully sourced and ready. _-_Alsoriano97 (talk) 13:00, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Posted --PFHLai (talk) 13:08, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Bob Moses[edit]

Article: Bob Moses (activist) (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The New York Times
Credits:

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Nominator's comments: Civil rights activist Schazjmd (talk) 19:33, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Needs a fair number of additional citations. I’ll try to work on it today. Innisfree987 (talk) 16:38, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. Well that took longer than expected. I think everything that needs to be is sourced now (though I’ve read it enough times now that fresh eyes on couldn’t hurt.) Innisfree987 (talk) 21:58, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 22:24, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

July 24[edit]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture

Disasters and accidents

Health and environment

Politics and elections

Sports


RD: Dieter Brummer[edit]

Article: Dieter Brummer (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): BBC News
Credits:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Home and Away actor, been BBC News' top story most of the day in the UK. The Rambling Man (Keep wearing the mask...) 16:38, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Comment Awards and Filomographies will need referencing, will support when fixed JW 1961 Talk 17:23, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Still lacking in citations for tables on Guest appearances and Filmography. --PFHLai (talk) 03:29, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Herbert Köfer[edit]

Article: Herbert Köfer (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Berliner Morgenpost and others
Credits:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: The first German TV news presenter, and the oldest active actor from 2017 until he now died at 100. - There's much more on de in case someone has more time than I have. Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:21, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Support Article length ok, sourced. Grimes2 (talk) 11:14, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Posted --PFHLai (talk) 13:02, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

RD: Rodney Alcala[edit]

Article: Rodney Alcala (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): CNN, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, BBC News, The Guardian
Article updated
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Nominator's comments: Infamous serial killer who appeared on the game show The Dating Game. Well sourced and detailed. Inexpiable (talk) 15:21, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Weak oppose Timeline unsourced. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 17:24, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Still lacking citations in the Timeline section. --PFHLai (talk) 03:30, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Jackie Mason[edit]

Article: Jackie Mason (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): CNN, The Independent, The Guardian, Times of Israel
Article updated
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Nominator's comments: Needs more refs, particularly in Jackie Mason#Works. --PFHLai (talk) 04:10, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

  • "My grandfather always said, Don't watch your money, watch your health. So one day while I was watching my health, someone stole my money. It was my grandfather." Martinevans123 (talk) 21:52, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  • The budget of this country was $136 billion last year. Do you know what I gave them? Twelve dollars. Without my $12 they can’t get along? First spend $136 billion, then, if you’re $12 short, give me a call.” -Ad Orientem (talk) 00:18, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Posted Stephen 23:51, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

(Closed) Sierra Leone abolishes the death penalty[edit]

Consensus will not develop to post.  – John M Wolfson (talk • contribs) 00:20, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
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Article: Capital punishment (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: Sierra Leone ends capital punishment through a parliamentary vote (Post)
News source(s): The Guardian UK
Credits:
Nominator's comments: Self-explanatory Abcmaxx (talk) 22:42, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose a lot of countries have abolished the death penalty. Sierra Leone just joins a long list (at the bottom) of those countries who have stopped doing such foul and inhumane things. The Rambling Man (Keep wearing the mask...) 22:52, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
What about abortion lol. Though abortion restrictions would increase the % of the born who's parents were too unreluctant to kill fetus and too irresponsible to fulfill their simple wish of no conception and that would be even more inhumane. Sagittarian Milky Way (talk) 00:13, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
Not the place. AllegedlyHuman (talk) 00:15, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose per The Rambling Man. We haven't done it before, we won't do it now. _-_Alsoriano97 (talk) 23:07, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose. "23rd African state" to end it is not significant. 331dot (talk) 23:08, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
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(Closed) RD: Mike Mitchell[edit]

Someone else died. --PFHLai (talk) 18:36, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
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Article: Mike Mitchell (actor) (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): TMZ: 'GLADIATOR,' 'BRAVEHEART' ACTOR DEAD AT 65
Credits:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.
 Count Iblis (talk) 16:07, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose article has not been updated with reliable sources supporting the death. Again. Joseph2302 (talk) 17:14, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Questions/Caution: Please check if the correct Mike Mitchell got nominated for RD. Has this Mike Mitchell died, but this Mike Mitchell got nominated here instead? The nominated one is only 38 years ago, not 65 as reported by TMZ. Why rush before reliable sources are in place? --PFHLai (talk) 18:36, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
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Mumbai landslide[edit]

Article: 2021 Mumbai landslide (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: ​At least 110 people have been killed in landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rains in the India state of Maharashtra. (Post)
News source(s): BBC, Reuters, Al Jazeera
Credits:

Article needs updating

Nominator's comments: Still a stub, needs to be updated. Significant loss of life. Sherenk1 (talk) 15:23, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

  • CommentAl Jazeera puts toll at 135+. – Sca (talk) 12:32, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment the article is barely more than a stub- could it be expanded? Joseph2302 (talk) 11:18, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

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