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Godspeed, John McCain. You are my hero

WASHINGTON: At long last, have they left no sense of decency? White House official Kelly Sadler, during a meeting Thursday, had this to say about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for opposing President Trump’s CIA nominee over her failure to condemn torture: “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.” Also Thursday, on Fox Business Network, retired Air [...] The post Godspeed, John McCain. You are my hero appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netMay 12th, 2018

Americans bid McCain solemn farewell with U.S. Capitol honor

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA (UPDATED)– Americans paid their final respects Friday, August 31 to John McCain as the national icon lay in state in the US Capitol as part of a momentous sendoff for the war hero and statesman. McCain's widow Cindy, his 7 children and his 106-year-old mother Roberta ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Americans bid McCain solemn farewell with US Capitol honor

  WASHINGTON --- Americans paid their final respects Friday to John McCain as the national icon lay in state in the US Capitol as part of a momentous sendoff for the war hero and statesman. McCain's widow Cindy, his seven children and his 106-year-old mother Roberta McCain joined scores of members of Congress, state governors, diplomats and other dignitaries to bid the senator farewell. President Donald Trump, who had feuded bitterly with McCain, was notably absent from the somber ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, an honor accorded to just 30 Americans throughout the nation's history. The last visit to Washington by McCain --- who died last Saturday at age 81 after a yearlong...Keep on reading: Americans bid McCain solemn farewell with US Capitol honor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Friends call John McCain hero, maverick at Arizona funeral

A former vice president, an NFL star and other friends remembered Sen. John McCain as a "true American hero" — and a terrible driver with a wicked sense of humor and love of a good battle — at a crowded church service Thursday for the maverick politician that ended to the tune of Frank Sinatra's "My Way.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Friends call John McCain hero, maverick at Arizona funeral

A former vice president, an NFL star and other friends remembered Sen. John McCain as a "true American hero" — and a terrible driver with a wicked sense of humor and love of a good battle — at a crowded church service Thursday for the maverick politician that ended to the tune of Frank Sinatra's "My Way.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Memorial tributes to Senator John McCain open in Arizona Capitol

Family, former colleagues and other dignitaries filed past the flag-draped casket of Senator John McCain inside the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday for the first of several memorial tributes planned for the war hero and two-time Republican presidential candidate. Source link link: Memorial tributes to Senator John McCain open in Arizona Capitol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Trump nixed statement praising McCain – report

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Donald Trump rejected a statement prepared by his aides that praised John McCain, according to the Washington Post, underscoring the US president's enduring scorn for the late senator and war hero . While tributes have poured in highlighting the Arizona Republican's lifetime of service, Trump issued a single, terse tweet ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Losing a hero

A flag flies at half mast at the Capitol US dome in Washington DC as the world mourns the passing of US Sen. John McCain. The late war hero will lie in state at the US Capitol on Friday, followed by a memorial service at the National Cathedral before being laid to rest at the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

U.S. senator John McCain dead at 81

WASHINGTON DC, USA –  US senator John McCain , a celebrated war hero known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided America, died Saturday, August 25, following a battle with brain cancer . He was 81. "Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 pm on August 25, 2018. With the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

US war hero and presidential candidate John McCain has died

US Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to US Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Trump fires aide who joked about ‘dying’ war hero John McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Donald Trump has sacked an aide who said cancer-stricken Senator John McCain’s opposition to a presidential nominee did not matter because “he’s dying anyway,” the White House announced Tuesday. The White House was roiled by bipartisan fury over the remark attributed to Kelly Sadler in May. “Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within [...] The post Trump fires aide who joked about ‘dying’ war hero John McCain appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Godspeed, John Glenn : Public hails hero of space, politics

Godspeed, John Glenn : Public hails hero of space, politics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

Defending champion Capitals have almost no camp competition

By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — While smiles are in high supply at training camp for the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, open jobs are not. Returning 18 of 20 the players who dressed in their Cup-clinching victory, the Capitals have almost no competition for roster spots going into the regular season. Barring injuries, the front office and coaching staff could pencil in probably 95 percent of the opening night roster before anyone hits the ice. "Obviously, I know our roster pretty well," general manager Brian MacLellan said Friday. "It's still going to be competitive on the fourth line. We're going to try to find a fourth line that we'd like to add a little bit more skill, a little more speed, and what we can do on the penalty kill." Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Braden Holtby and the rest of Washington's championship core remaining intact leaves the likes of Travis Boyd and newcomers Nic Dowd and Sergei Shumakov competing for fourth-line roles. MacLellan figures there will also be a competition between veteran Brooks Orpik and young defensemen Christian Djoos and Madison Bowey for playing time on the third pairing. That's a far cry from a year ago when the Capitals lost a handful of key contributors and were looking for someone — anyone — to step up and fill voids. Those voids don't exist this year given that only fourth-line center Jay Beagle and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer aren't around. "You never know what's going to happen tomorrow because it's hockey stuff," Ovechkin said. "It's hard when your friends and when some of your teammates left, especially when you win the Cup, but there's a salary cap. ... It's hard to keep." It wasn't hard this time. The Capitals signed pending free agent defenseman John Carlson before he hit the market and re-signed playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly and deadline pickup Michal Kempny. Their low turnover is similar to what the Pittsburgh Penguins had when they repeated as Cup champions. Todd Reirden replacing Barry Trotz as coach after four years as his top assistant is the biggest change. Reirden knows the roster as well as anyone and won't lie to players about opportunities, but he's trying to set them up to compete for spots that might come open because of injuries. "It's a different kind of competition," Reirden said. "You can't predict it, but all the players that are in camp, they know that there's competition. And whether that's competition for Day One of the season, Day 21 or 121 that there's a chance for them to be a part of a team that is the defending Stanley Cup champs." Dowd saw a chance to win a full-time job with the defending champions and jumped at the opportunity. The 28-year-old who has played for the Kings and Canucks wants to show he can bring everything Beagle did and provide some more offense. He's trying not to wonder every day in camp about where he stands in making the team. "I spent my first two to three years of pro hockey going into training camp trying to split the atom and trying to get in the minds of the coaches and, 'Why am I here, why I am there in the lineup, why am I this group, why am I in that group?'" Dowd said. "A lot of the time it makes no difference where you sit in practices and all that, and it just puts more stress on yourself in worrying about that." Most players at Capitals camp don't have much to worry about because they know where they'll be in October when the season starts. It's almost certain Pheonix Copley is Holtby's backup with prospect Ilya Samsonov in the American Hockey League with Hershey, and neither Bowey nor Djoos will be sent to the minors. Boyd, who played one playoff game during the Cup run, can't be sure and knows he's fighting for a job. "I didn't want to walk in here and think that I'm on the team," Boyd said. "I don't think I am. I definitely think that obviously there's some guys here that are good players too, trying to gain ahold of I guess the one or two spots that are open." NOTES: Carlson and center Lars Eller are nursing minor lower-body injuries that caused them to miss the first day of on-ice work. ... Reirden says the Capitals will take only a handful of veteran players to Boston for the preseason opener Sunday because the Bruins will have a big chunk of their team in China for exhibition games there......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Hero or heel, ‘Don Juan’ or hatchet man? ‘Goyo’ the film companion fills in the gossipy gaps

What do we really know about our heroes, such as Gregorio del Pilar? Filipinos grow up with one idea of the boy general as the loyal soldier who gave up his life to cover the rear of a fleeing General Emilio Aguinaldo at the place that's now synonymous to his name, Tirad Pass. But there will be many questions when people go to watch the new film, "Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral." The film is from director Jerrold Tarog and TBA Studios, the people who gave us the groundbreaking, record-breaking 2015 historical film, "Heneral Luna," which made General Antonio Luna a hot topic and made actor John Arcilla a household name. Now, Tarog has brought Del Pilar's story to the big screen, and actor...Keep on reading: Hero or heel, ‘Don Juan’ or hatchet man? ‘Goyo’ the film companion fills in the gossipy gaps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

‘There are some things worth risking everything for’

It has been a week of sad TV viewing. I watched as much as I could of the memorial services at National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. for Sen. John McCain.   The spunky senator had time to come to terms with his terminal illness and planned his funeral. He took care of every detail and decided whom to invite and who would speak. He asked each of them personally.   I admired John McCain. He had that look of dogged determination in his eyes. I liked how he often crossed party lines, never mind how it would affect him personally or politically. He clearly followed the dictates of his conscience.   A lot has been written about his life and career in the servi...Keep on reading: ‘There are some things worth risking everything for’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Lessons Filipino politicians can learn from Joe Biden’s eulogy for old friend and political foe John McCain

Former United States Vice President Joe Biden is getting praises for his heartfelt eulogy for late friend and political rival John McCain. While politics in the Philippines has been given an ugly face thanks to all the vendettas, daily mudslinging and turncoatism, local politicians could learn a thing or two from about what having a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Rags to riches

The world watched with awe and admiration the televised funeral service for the late United States Senator John Sidney McCain III at the Washington National Cathedral......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

US Senator John McCain: A friend of the Philippines

BABE’S EYE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON D.C. – Babe Romualdez/The Philippine Star – The remains of US Senator John McCain lay in state at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Friday – an honor given to only a few statesmen requiring a resolution of Congress. The practice started in 1852 Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Two ex-presidents honor McCain at funeral as Trump heads to golf club

WASHINGTON -- Two ex-presidents from opposing parties united Saturday to honor US senator John McCain, in a momentous funeral that championed his aspirations of political comity but also rebuked the tribalism and division trafficked by Donald Trump. As millions tuned in to the nationally televised memorial attended by the breadth of Washington powerbrokers, Trump himself was notably absent -- leaving the capital to head to his golf club in Virginia just when eulogies to McCain were being delivered. And while Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama offered subtle swipes at the current commander in chief, McCain's daughter Meghan used the words of Trump's campaign slo...Keep on reading: Two ex-presidents honor McCain at funeral as Trump heads to golf club.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

US Senator John McCain: A friend of the Philippines

The remains of US Senator John McCain lay in state at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Friday – an honor given to only a few statesmen requiring a resolution of Congress......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Bush, Obama pay tribute to McCain at Washington funeral

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – Two ex-presidents from opposing parties united on Saturday, September 1, in homage to late senator and American patriot John McCain , in a momentous farewell ceremony that also rebuked the politics of toxicity and division trafficked by Donald Trump. As millions tuned in to the nationally ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018