United States prepares for imminent arrival of worst storm in 30 years

Getty Images The storm intensified and became a hurricane this weekend. dreaded henry dangerously. is close to the northeast coast of America. According to an.....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnAug 22nd, 2021

Envoy returns to Moscow after & lsquo;killer& rsquo; row

Russia’s ambassador to the United States landed in Moscow on Sunday after being recalled for emergency consultations over the worst crisis in relations with the United States in years......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 21st, 2021

Lady Gaga, car horns trumpet Biden’s grand campaign finale

PITTSBURGH  (AFP) – Honking horns, huge American flags, and pop superstar Lady Gaga: on the eve of the presidential election, Joe Biden brought an air of spectacle to workers’ stronghold Pittsburgh as he capped a campaign largely curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic. US singer Lady Gaga performs prior to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaking during a Drive-In Rally at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 2, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) “The power’s in your hands, Pennsylvania!” the Democratic White House nominee thundered late Monday to several hundred supporters gathered for a drive-in rally in what has become the pivotal state in Biden’s battle against President Donald Trump. “It’s time to stand up and take back our democracy,” the 77-year-old added, prompting a crescendo of car horns outside the stadium that is home to the Pittsburgh Steelers American football team. In the biting November cold, Biden took up the clarion call of a campaign that he launched 18 months ago: “This is a battle for the soul of America,” he said. “We have to win this.” Lady Gaga, clad in a white sweatshirt with “Joe” printed on the front, listened and applauded from her stage. Minutes earlier she had peeled off her gloves and sat down at a white piano to give a short but inspired musical warmup to the Biden headliner. “Gloves off because it’s a fight — a fight for what you believe in,” she said before launching into her hit “Shallow.” The 34-year-old Grammy winner called on the audience to vote for Biden because “we needed somebody that was going to bring us all together for this moment, for this very important moment.” “No matter who wins tomorrow, we’re going to have to do this together. Tomorrow’s got to be peaceful,” she added somberly, in an allusion to the tensions that have swelled in the United States ahead of the poll. The singer, who once lived in Pennsylvania, has been in this position before. In 2016, she helped close out the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton, who lost in a shocker to Trump. ‘End of Trump era?’ Dancing in the parking lot was Jamie Scafuri, a 26-year-old hairdresser, who came with friends invited by someone who works for the campaign. “We’re hoping that it’s the end of the Trump era,” Scafuri told AFP. “We’re hopeful. That’s why we’re here.” These drive-in rallies have become a staple of the Democrat’s mostly low-key campaign, which has scrupulously adhered to social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines to guard against the coronavirus, which has already killed more than 230,000 Americans. But despite efforts to put on a show at least partly resembling concert-infused mega-rallies that have traditionally marked the end of a campaign, the cars parked at distance, sparse spectators and few journalists allowed to enter makes it clear: the pandemic has upset the face of American politics in 2020. “Stay close to your cars!” urged an announcer as fans rushed forward for the arrival of Lady Gaga, in scenes far removed from the massive Trump rallies that often bring thousands of supporters packed together, very often without wearing masks. But here, Biden’s supporters understand the constraints. “I feel safe being here around our car with masks on, but it’s a great opportunity to celebrate life for sure,” Scafuri said. Biden is “a pro-science, pro-healthcare candidate, so it makes sense that he would want to protect his constituents,” added Scafuri’s friend Katie Soulen, 32, who owns the salon where they work. Trump ‘don’t care’ about us Biden is coming full circle with his campaign. The former vice president launched his White House candidacy — his third, following disastrous bids in 1988 and 2008 — in April 2019 in this blue-collar city. Even then, in the cradle of the American steel industry now remaking itself as a tech hub, Biden predicted that a victory against the Republican president would “happen here,” in Pennsylvania. Biden has a slight lead in the pivotal state, which Trump won by less than a percentage point in 2016. But the polls have tightened in recent days, and after the brash billionaire’s shock victory four years ago, some Democrats are nervous. But Bob Wilson, born and raised “right where we stand” in Pittsburgh, is confident that Trump will be defeated. “No, we’re gonna crush him… We’re gonna beat him in every state,” the 68-year-old retired truck driver, now a union official, said as he waited for Biden in the large parking lot at Heinz Field, named after the giant food processing company founded here in the 19th century. Trump is “not qualified” and “don’t care about nobody but himself,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Biden knocks Trump as rivals barnstorm heartland in election finale

Joe Biden intensified his attacks Friday on President Donald Trump as they battled over the American Midwest, chasing every last vote with four days to go in a region that propelled the Republican to victory in 2016. RUS President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Rochester International Airport October 30, 2020 in Rochester, Minnesota. With Election Day only four days away, Trump is campaigning in Minnesota despite the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the state. In accordance with state orders, only 250 people will be able to attend the rally with Trump while thousands of others will gather outside the airport to watch on a large television screen. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP) Trump and Biden barnstormed three heartland states each — with a resurgent coronavirus passing the milestone of nine million cases as they hit the stump — highlighting their differences in a race overshadowed by the pandemic. Trump, heralded a “big day” of campaigning as he left the White House, then held a rally in Michigan before heading to Wisconsin and Minnesota, all states battling climbing numbers of virus cases. “We just want normal,” Trump told supporters — many of them unmasked — at an outdoor rally near Detroit as he pushed states to relax public health restrictions and resume daily life. He again bucked his own administration’s health experts as he downplayed the Covid-19 threat, saying “if you get it, you’re going to get better, and then you’re going to be immune.” Covid-19 has killed nearly 230,000 people in the US, which is experiencing surges in most states as the winter flu season looms. The outbreak has ravaged the economy, and while there have been signs of recovery, millions remain jobless. Biden was also stumping in Wisconsin and in Minnesota, where he sharpened his attacks on the president on everything from Trump seeking to dismantle Obama-era health care protections and keep his taxes secret to climate change and trade policy with China. “We can not afford four more years of Donald Trump,” the 77-year-old Democrat said at a socially distanced drive-in rally in St. Paul, Minnesota. “So honk your horn if you want America to lead again!” he said, embracing the awkward pandemic-era campaign trend of rallying supporters in their vehicles. “Honk your horn if you want to have civility again, and honk your horn if you want America to be united again!” Earlier in Iowa he attacker Trump over his handling of the pandemic. “Donald Trump has given up (and) waved the white flag,” Biden told a drive-in rally with more than 300 cars in Des Moines. – ‘Less divided’ – Trump flipped Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin from the Democrats to clinch his shock victory four years ago.  Now polls show Biden leading in all three, albeit narrowly in Iowa. It was Biden’s first visit to Iowa since his inauspicious campaign start in February, when he placed a dismal fourth in the opening Democratic nominating contest. So can Biden win over enough voters to prevail in the Hawkeye State? “I wouldn’t put money on it,” Iowa attorney Sara Riley, 61, said at Biden’s event, although she was more confident about him clinching the White House. “I think Americans, even Trump supporters, want to get to a place where the country is less divided,” Riley said. With voters concerned about the health hazards of crowded polling stations on November 3, a record 86 million have already cast early ballots by mail or in person. Even as the US hit a grim new high in daily Covid-19 infections Thursday, Trump has stuck to his guns, downplaying the dangers and branding Democrats as rampaging “socialists” intent on shuttering the country. And while Trump has touted the economic successes of his presidency, including positive GDP figures Thursday, US stocks closed out their worst week since March, highlighting concerns about a shaky recovery. – ‘Turn Texas blue?’ – After a campaign largely muted by the pandemic, Biden is on the offensive, pushing Trump onto the back foot in unexpected battlegrounds like Texas, a large, traditionally conservative bastion now rated a toss-up by multiple analysts. On Friday the state reported that a staggering nine million residents had already voted, surpassing its entire 2016 total. Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris visited Texas Friday in a bid to turn the state Democratic for the first time since president Jimmy Carter in 1976. “We have a chance to turn Texas blue,” the 96-year-old Carter said in a fundraising email. Biden winning there would be a dagger to Trump, but the president dismissed the notion, saying: “Texas, we’re doing very well.” Trump and Biden are focusing their greatest efforts on traditional battlegrounds that will decide the election — such as Florida, where both campaigned on Thursday. On Saturday Biden returns to the Midwest bringing with him perhaps his strongest surrogate: ex-president Barack Obama, making his first joint in-person campaign appearance of the year with his former VP. Motown music legend Stevie Wonder will join them, the Biden campaign said. Trump will spend the day campaigning in the critical state of Pennsylvania, where he narrowly trails Biden in polls. Biden will follow suit there both Sunday and Monday in a clear sign that his campaign sees the Keystone State as absolutely crucial to his victory......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

US police in hot seat after years of near impunity

Calls for police reform have spread across the United States, but after years of acting with relative impunity---supported by powerful unions and protective laws---changing the worst habits of the US men in blue will be a steep challenge......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2020

The tragedy in Afghanistan

After 20 years of involvement in a war in Afghanistan, the United States finally withdrew in defeat. Now with the fall of Kabul, the Taliban has taken over the reins of government for the second time after the Afghan president surreptitiously fled to Tajikistan. .....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Fossil reveals burrowing lifestyle of tiny dino

A finger-sized fossil from  308 million years ago unearthed in the United States gives tantalising clues to the habits of tiny dinosaur-like creatures that may be the forerunners of reptiles, researchers revealed Wednesday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Elsa leaves Cuba behind and now threatens the United States

A bird’s eye view of Havana this Monday during Tropical Storm Elsa’s passage through Cuba. EFE / Yander Zamora MIAMI, July 6 (EFE) — Tropical.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

America! Turn Yourself Around for the Sake of Global Democracy

American President Joseph Biden recently concluded his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. Biden's performance so far has been exemplary, warning Putin that America will respond in kind to continued malign behavior from Russia. Under Biden, the office of the United States president appears to be slowly regaining the global stature it lost during the four years of the Donald Trump administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2021

AP Sources: Beale and Booker to play USA at Tokyo 2020

Bradley Beale won gold with the United States basketball team 11 years earlier, allowing the Americans to score points at the Under-17 World Championship without.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Pinoy pride Yuka Saso earns praises in the House via senior citizens& rsquo; rep

Senior Citizen Party-list Rep. Rodolfo Ordanes has filed House Resolution 1852, seeking congressional recognition for the feat accomplished by Filipina golfer Yuka Saso for winning the coveted United States Women’s Open on Monday at only 19 years old......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

PH to Receive US Vaccine Donations

The Philippines has been officially named by The White House as one of the countries to receive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine donations from the United States (US), according to the United States Embassy in Manila. The arrival of the said vaccines is expected soon. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John Law reiterated US President Joe Biden’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Strong people-to-people ties: 75 years of Phl-US diplomatic relations

June and July will be the busiest months here in Washington, DC as we prepare for the activities we have lined up to commemorate the 123rd anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and the United States......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2021

Five refineries go on sale in two years in the US – El Financiero

At least five refineries have been sold in the United States in the past two years, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

Five refineries were put up for sale in the United States in two years – El Financiero

According to the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), at least five refineries have sold in the United States in the past two years. In.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

‘School of Rock’ star Kevin Clark, 32, dies in biking accident

“School of Rock” star Kevin Clark was hit and killed by a car while he was biking early morning yesterday, May 26. He was 32 years old. Clark was struck at what is considered a dangerous intersection on the Northwest Side of Chicago in the United States at around 1:20 a.m., as per Chicago Sun-Times yesterday. He […] The post ‘School of Rock’ star Kevin Clark, 32, dies in biking accident appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2021

United States: A woman denounces her doctor for having fertilized her with her own semen

Woman from New Jersey This Tuesday, he filed a complaint for a “medical offense” against his gynecologist who treated him 38 years ago Pollination In.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

US highlights Guillermo Lasso’s arrival for Ecuador’s presidency: “We share commitment to cooperation in democracy and security”

Guillermo Lasso takes over as Ecuador’s President (EFE / Jose Jacom) United States Ambassador to the United Nations and President Joe Biden’s representative at the.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021

The United States will have its own Eurovision in 2022 Music entertainment

The event will be called the American Song Contest and will mimic what the famous European festival looks like. After years of rumors and conversations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

US authorizes Pfizer vax for children

The United States has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years old, while the devastating outbreak in India raged on......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Philippines, US celebrate 75 years of diplomatic ties

Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez and US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Ambassador Sung Kim officially launched yesterday a bilateral campaign to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and the United States......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 28th, 2021