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Trump, oldest first-time US president, turns 72

WASHINGTON, United States — President Donald Trump turned 72 on Thursday, having returned to the fray of Washington politics after his grueling trip to Singapore for the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump in 2016 was the oldest person to assume the US presidency — he was 70 then — although Ronald […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneJun 14th, 2018

Trump turns down his ‘probable’ choice as Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump on Friday (Saturday in Manila) said he turned down being named Time’s “Person of the Year” after the magazine asked him for an interview and photo shoot but did not confirm he would be chosen. This file photo obtained December 7, 2016 courtesy of TIME shows then US president-elect… link: Trump turns down his ‘probable’ choice as Time’s ‘Person of the Year’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

Opinion: Trade Tripper -- Jemy Gatdula: "Trump's foreign policy benefits the Philippines"

The oldest man to be US President was sworn in at noon last Friday (Washington time) at the Western front of the Capitol. And Donald Trump's inaugural speech, to be polite, wasn't the soaring rhetoric normally associated with the occasion. But perhaps it was the right kind of speech for the times......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 26th, 2017

Pope visit to Central America highlights church ministry to migrants

GUATEMALA CITY --- When Pope Francis visits Panama this week, he arrives not only as the first Latin American pontiff to visit Central America but as perhaps the world's most prominent advocate for migrants at a time when migration has become a pressing political issue in the region and elsewhere. The Argentine-born son of Italian immigrants has long held the issue dear to his heart and has signaled that it will be a central theme during the trip, which comes as the latest caravan of Central Americans is wending its way toward the US-Mexico frontier and President Donald Trump's promised border wall has led to the longest government shutdown in the country's history. Francis' em...Keep on reading: Pope visit to Central America highlights church ministry to migrants.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

Trump Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims Obama Supports the Wall

WASHINGTON --- Trump fact check: With the deceptive use of a video, President Donald Trump on Thursday heartily thanked his White House predecessor for supporting his policy at the Mexican border. Barack Obama has offered no such support; only criticism. Trump also denied that he ever expected Mexico to make a direct payment for his border wall, despite a call in a campaign policy paper for a "one-time payment" from Mexico of $5 billion to $10 billion, with options for Mexico to contribute in alternative ways. Mexico is refusing to contribute at all. A look at Trump's statements Thursday as he traveled to Texas to make his case for what he calls a security and humanitarian crisis, ...Keep on reading: Trump Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims Obama Supports the Wall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Trump storms out of talks on shutdown, bemoans ‘total waste of time’

U.S. President Donald Trump stormed out of talks with Democratic congressional leaders over funding for a border wall with Mexico and reopening the government, complaining the meeting in the White House was “a total waste of time.” Trump storms out of talks on shutdown, bemoans ‘total waste of time’ Source link: Trump storms out of talks on shutdown, bemoans ‘total waste of time’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Trump storms out of negotiations on border wall

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump said "bye-bye" and stormed out of negotiations Wednesday, January 9, on funding a US-Mexico border wall when Democratic opponents refused to agree to the project. "A total waste of time," Trump tweeted about his White House meeting with top Democratic congressional leaders. "I ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Duterte assistant Michael Dino s chopper landed at Ultra | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Photos of Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino landing his chopper in the middle of the track at Ultra Philippine Sports Complex in Pasig City are making the rounds on social media. Reelectionist and former senators continue to dominate the winning circle in a December 2018 Pulse Asia survey. President Donald Trump uses a prime-time address to the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

This is presidential malpractice -CNN

(CNN)–President Trump is taking to the airwaves Tuesday to deliver a prime-time speech he has billed as, “On the Humanitarian […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Victor Oladipo hits late 3, Pacers beat Bulls 119-116 in OT

By MATT CARLSON,  Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Victor Oladipo made a 3-pointer from just above the top of the arc with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Indiana Pacers their sixth straight victory, 119-116 over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night (Saturday PHL time). VICTOR OLADIPO FOR THE WIN! #Pacers pic.twitter.com/dAG9sRIVV3 — NBA (@NBA) January 5, 2019 Oladipo had 36 points and seven rebounds, and Domantas Sabonis added 23 points and 12 rebounds in the first game of a five-game trip. Chicago's Zach LaVine hit a 3-pointer from the corner, but after time ran out in the extra period. LaVine led Chicago with 31 points. He made two 3-pointers in the closing moments of regulation to tie it at 105 and send it overtime. He hit the first 3 with 17.3 seconds left from outside the left side of the arc, then knotted it with 3.9 seconds remaining from almost the same spot. Indiana's Thaddeus Young had 16 points, including several key baskets down the stretch in the fourth quarter, to help the Pacers overcame an early 12-point deficit. Lauri Markkanen had 27 points, and Kris Dunn had 16 points and 17 assists for Chicago. Chicago led 78-75 heading into the fourth quarter, but Indiana grabbed a six-point lead with 1:12 left when Sabonis hit a pair of free throws. LaVine then tied it TRADE FALLOUT: Guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr., acquired by the Bulls in a trade Thursday that sent guard Justin Holiday to Memphis, has not yet joined Chicago. The Grizzlies also sent second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 to the rebuilding Bulls. Chicago waived guard Cameron Payne in another move. "What we did last night was consistent with our direction," Executive Vice President-Basketball Operations John Paxson said before Friday. "Getting the two second-round picks was important to us. We're going to keep Wayne Selden. He's a young player and we'll see what he develops into. It's a deal we felt we had to make." Coach Jim Boylen wasn't yet sure where the 24-year-old Selden, whom he called a "big thick dude,"will fit in. YOUTH TO THE FRONT: Chandler Hutchison, a 22-year-old rookie forward, moved into Chicago's young lineup and made his fourth start this season. Hutchison and the Bulls' four other starters — Markkanen, Wendel Carter Jr., LaVine and Dunn — were all first-round picks. Dunn, who's 24, is the oldest in the group. Carter is the youngest at 19. "(The trade) gives Chandler Hutchison an opportunity to play," Paxson said. "He'll have to meet the standards Jim (Boylen) and we want, but he'll get the opportunity." TIP-INS Pacers: C Myles Turner was back in the starting lineup, wearing a face mask, after breaking his nose in a collision with Atlanta forward-center John Collins midway through the third quarter of a 116-108 win Monday in Indianapolis. Turner had 20 points, eight rebounds and blocked four shots in less than 24 minutes in that game, then needed only a brief medical procedure to fix his nose. "I'm feeling great," Turner said before Friday's game. "Excited to get out there." Bulls: F Bobby Portis (sprained right ankle) missed his seventh straight game but might return Sunday when the Bulls host Brooklyn. Portis will have another contact day on Saturday. "It does look good," coach Jim Boylen said, "but I'm not going to bank on it." ... F Jabari Parker entered the game in the first quarter after not playing since Dec. 13 at Orlando (nine games) due to illness and coaching decisions. UP NEXT Pacers: At Toronto on Sunday night Bulls: Host Brooklyn on Sunday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Trump and Kim ready to meet again, but what’s changed this time? -Al Jazeera

SIX MONTHS after his historic summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore, US President Donald Trump has still not succeeded in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

De Lima: ‘It’s time to get angry’ | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Senator Leila de Lima calls out President Rodrigo Duterte for his 'despicable speech' saying, 'It’s time to get angry. Really angry.' NASA rang in the New Year on Tuesday, January 1, with a historic flyby of the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic body ever explored by humankind – a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Trump’s coalition cracking over his policies and personality

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan --- Jill Mott doesn't like the tweets. The hard line on the border is too hard. And when asked whether she will vote for President Donald Trump a second time, she lets out a long, deep sigh. "That is the question," said Mott, a Republican from suburban Detroit. In her moment of hesitancy, Mott is the portrait of a small, but significant slice of voters poised to wield considerable influence in the 2020 presidential campaign. They are the 18 percent of voters who described themselves as only "somewhat" approving of the president. It's a group whose backing for Trump is most tenuous and whose reservations about his personality and his policies reveal...Keep on reading: Trump’s coalition cracking over his policies and personality.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Trump turnaround averts gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appeared to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown. The White House set the tone Tuesday when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that Trump […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump | Inquirer News

WASHINGTON --- Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush money paym.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Dems float Trump impeach

WASHINGTON — Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. “There’s a very real prospect that on the day […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Democrats may impeach or jail Trump | The Manila Times Online

WASHINGTON D. C.: Top House Democrats on Sunday (Monday in Manila) raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if its proved that he directedREAD The po.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Short but sweet search lands Fisher as coach of LA Sparks

By Beth Harris, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a “short but sweet” search to find the new coach of the Los Angeles Sparks. Turns out he has been sitting in the courtside seats for years. Derek Fisher was introduced Friday as coach of the team that he watched play at Staples Center while helping the Lakers win five NBA championships as their point guard. It’s Fisher’s second stint as a head coach in the pro ranks. He was fired from the New York Knicks in 2016. “This opportunity is not a step down, sideways, backwards, somehow different than the men’s game,” Fisher told a room full of media at a downtown hotel, insisting the WNBA isn’t a steppingstone. “There isn’t a future outside of what we’re here to talk about today.” Executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler didn’t look far in finding a replacement for Brian Agler, who resigned last week. “Our coach’s search was short but sweet,” she said. “The first person who came to mind was Derek Fisher. Derek has been a huge supporter of the Sparks, but even more importantly, he’s been a huge supporter of the WNBA from day one. He would leave his practice and fly and watch us play.” Toler said that during her 20 years as GM she would discuss the team with Fisher and seek his advice and suggestions. “He’s invested,” she said. Fisher becomes the 12th coach in franchise history. He takes over a team that went 19-15 in the regular season this year before losing in the second round of the playoffs. Agler resigned without explanation after four years that included winning the WNBA championship in 2016. He had an 85-51 career mark with the Sparks. “I don’t know why he wanted to. I didn’t ask,” Toler said. “When someone wants to resign, it’s not my job to talk them out of it.” Former league MVP Candace Parker was on hand to welcome Fisher. She waved her right hand in the air, showing off her WNBA championship ring that made a clunking noise when her hand hit the table. “I want more,” she said. Besides Parker, the Sparks have another former league MVP in Nneka Ogwumike and hope to re-sign guard Chelsea Gray. “We have chemistry,” Parker said. Parker noted she first met Fisher when she was 8 or 9 and her older brother’s agent was based in Arkansas, where Fisher is from. Fisher was fired in New York after going 40-96 in 1 ½ seasons while working under then-Knicks executive Phil Jackson, who coached him on the Lakers. Fisher said it took a while for him to come to terms with the fact that he was “overly fixated with what other people thought about my experience in New York as opposed to what I felt about my experience in New York.” Fisher peppered Toler with what she said were “about 2,000 questions” before agreeing to take the Sparks job. He indicated the homework was necessary after his time with the Knicks. “What I learned is, if there is not clarity in purpose, vision and mission from ownership to management to coaches to players to staff, it doesn’t work,” he said. “Some of the basketball things are irrelevant if ownership, management, staff, players, if we are not aligned in the way we see going about our jobs and achieving our purpose and our mission.” Since leaving New York, Fisher has worked as a TV analyst. He said he explored jobs with college and men’s pro teams but the timing wasn’t right. He also experienced upheaval in his personal life. In June 2015, he and former teammate Matt Barnes got into an altercation at the home of Gloria Govan, Barnes’ ex-wife who is now Fisher’s fiancée. In June 2017, Fisher was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his vehicle flipped on a Los Angeles freeway. He and Govan weren’t injured. Govan and two of Fisher’s children from his first marriage were on hand Friday. “The book is not finished yet,” Fisher said. “I feel like this is an opportunity for me to continue writing my coaching book and I’m excited to do it here in LA with the Sparks.”  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

George H.W. Bush — kinder, gentler Republican

Every day Donald Trump comes closer to perfecting his Rodrigo Duterte impression. The CIA briefing on the Khashoggi murder essentially confirms that the Washington Post journalist was killed, then dismembered. There's no directive to "kill him." But as one U.S. senator said, "There's a smoking saw." But what do we hear from Trump about the culpability of the Saudi Crown Prince BSM? It's still "Maybe he did, maybe he didn't." That's the president of the free world, sounding like a White Duterte. In that sense, the 41stU.S. President George H.W. Bush departs the living at a good time. He lies in state, while the current president just lies. That was Bush's main role in current p...Keep on reading: George H.W. Bush — kinder, gentler Republican.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Vince Carter enjoying his decision to go to Atlanta

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press Vince Carter could have gone anywhere. To a contender, to chase a ring. To retirement, because he has nothing left to prove. To television, which seems like it will be his next vocation whenever his playing days end. Instead, he chose Atlanta — a young team, a rebuilding team, a team that probably has minimal chance of making the playoffs. And he’s happy. “I’m with a great bunch of guys,” Carter said. “I enjoy helping young guys who want to learn, who are willing to be coached and let you coach them and ask questions. It’s a small thing, but it’s a major thing — because if you’re asking questions, that means you’re trying to learn and grow. And these guys are all great.” He’s the NBA’s oldest active player, someone who turns 42 next month. When he was drafted in June 1998, neither Trae Young nor Kevin Huerter had been born yet. And they’re the starting backcourt for the Hawks this season, Carter’s 21st in the league, with Atlanta being the eighth team he’s played with. Carter talked with Dwyane Wade during the offseason about their options; Wade was considering retirement, and Carter was deciding where to play next. Wade said Carter doesn’t need a ring to complete any sort of legacy, and applauded the decision to go to Atlanta. “It’s very cool,” Wade said. “I think everybody on the outside has what they think someone should do. I was like, ‘Man, it’d be cool if he went back to Toronto.’ I had my story for him. But he decided to continue to do things the way that he’s done it, and I think it’s him understanding the importance of what he has to offer to the game and young players, and an organization that wanted him to come in and give that.” There are no regrets. Barring a change of address or another season — which is possible — Carter’s career will end with him getting to the conference finals only once, and never appearing in the NBA Finals. The closest he got was with Orlando in 2010, when the Magic lost the Eastern Conference finals to Boston in six games. “It’s easy to go sit on the bench and watch your team win and not really contribute,” Carter said. “Yeah, with my voice, I could contribute. But I want to do both.” So Carter is hanging with the kids. “It’s good for me,” Carter said. “Keeps me young.” RAPTORS RISING Toronto is off to the best start in the NBA at 20-4, four games clear of Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference already (and four games in the loss column ahead of Philadelphia as well). The scary thing is, it could have been better. It’s been forgotten, but the Raptors’ season also includes a three-game losing streak — all in a five-day span last month. They lost by 16 against New Orleans to fall to 12-2, then wasted a 19-point lead and lost to Detroit, then watched Kawhi Leonard miss late in regulation in what became an overtime loss to Boston. They’re 8-0 since, and first-year coach Nick Nurse has his team rolling. “Nick has done a really good job with this team and the way they play,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. THE WEEK AHEAD A game per day to check out this week: Oklahoma City at Detroit, Monday (Tuesday, PHL time): Former teammates Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson seem to like going head-to-head. San Antonio at Utah, Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time): The Spurs struggled with the Jazz last season, and this opens a tough road back-to-back. Philadelphia at Toronto, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): The Raptors have opened up a sizable lead in the East, and face a good test here. New York at Boston, Thursday (Friday, PHL time): After a sluggish start, the Celtics are starting to look like the team many envisioned. Golden State at Milwaukee, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo on the same floor is must-watch. Miami at L.A. Clippers, Saturday (Sunday, PHL time): Wade is eager for this — his wife and their newborn daughter are currently staying in Los Angeles. Milwaukee at Toronto, Sunday (next Monday, PHL time): A matchup of two of the East’s best teams, and it’s never too early to think about positioning. HISTORIC WARRIORS Not even two months into the season, and the Golden State Warriors have already done something that no team in more than 50 years has accomplished. The Warriors are the second team in NBA history, joining the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers, to have three different players with a 50-point game in the same regular season. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have reached 50 already this season. The 1961-62 Lakers’ trio to do so: Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and Rudy LaRusso. Could Golden State get a fourth into the 50-point column? Who knows, but remember, DeMarcus Cousins — who hasn’t played yet this season — has a pair of 50-point games in on his career resume......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Lying, passing, hiding — an undocumented immigrant’s life

NEW YORK -- Pulitzer Award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas remembers writing his first book --"not a memoir" -- as he was being kicked out of his "Frazier-style" loft in downtown L.A. shortly after Donald Trump was elected president in 2016. The building manager warned him that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) might show up in the building, and that it's best for him to find a new place. "I packed everything I owned, which is a lot, then I put everything in storage and I started writing this book," he told the audience at Rutgers Law School's Inaugural Distinguished Immigration and Citizenship Lecture. At the time he was writing it, he was moving from place to plac...Keep on reading: Lying, passing, hiding — an undocumented immigrant’s life.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018