Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris As His Running Mate

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Joe BidenWASHINGTON – Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate, making the California senator the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket. The former vice president had been expected to announce his choice before the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Milwaukee on Monday.In March, Biden committed to choosing a female running mate, and he had faced pressure from the Democratic Party to choose a woman of color.The choice marks just the third time in history a woman has been chosen as a running mate on a major party presidential ticket, and the first time a Black woman has been selected. There had been renewed speculation recently that Biden would choose California Sen. Kamala Harris after an Associated Press photographer captured handwritten notes Biden held with her name across the top, along with a list of talking points about her.The Associated Press reports the points included previous observations Biden has made about Harris: “Do not hold grudges.” “Campaigned with me & Jill.” “Talented.” “Great help to campaign.” “Great respect for her.”According to The New York Times , there were 13 women who had been under consideration.They were former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, Florida Rep. Val Demings, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, California Rep. Karen Bass, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Democratic Georgia House leader Stacey Abrams, New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo.Biden’s campaign and other planners for the Democratic convention are still working out the details over how to produce a virtual convention with only eight hours of programming over four nights from Aug. 17-20.The virtual production is slated for 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT each night.last_img read more

Man stabs co-worker in drinking binge

first_imgHis co-worker Michael Ybanez, 45, of SanEnrique, Iloilo was tagged as suspect, police said. Ybanez was detained in the lockup cellof the Jaro police station. Charges for frustrated homicide will be filedagainst him./PN ILOILO City – A 36-year-old man landedin a hospital after he got stabbed by his co-worker in Barangay Tacas, Jarodistrict. According to police investigation,Baroro and Ybanez were having a drinking binge around 9 p.m. on Oct 2.center_img Baroro was about to go to the comfortroom when Ybanez stabbed him without provocation. It was not immediately establishedwhat was the motive in the incident. Nilo Baroro of Barangay Calaparan,Arevalo district, a construction worker, sustained a stab wound on the body. Hereceived treatment at the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriaodistrict. last_img read more

Kevin de Bruyne set for Manchester City debut

first_img The 25-year-old faces another six weeks on the sidelines and could miss at least City’s next seven games, but Pellegrini does not think he was rushed back. He said: “I think Fabian worked with us before he went with his national squad, with normality, without any problems. “It was very unlucky for him to have the injury but bad things happen.” Silva’s injury does not appear so serious and Pellegrini is hopeful he will be back in contention for the visit of Juve. He said: “He is out for tomorrow and maybe it is a risk for him to take another kick in the same place, so it is better for him to rest a couple of days.” City’s fine start to the season will be tested by Alan Pardew’s Palace, who have also made a positive early impression by collecting nine points from their opening four games. Pellegrini said: “Last season Alan Pardew also finished in a very good way with Crystal Palace. “He is a manager that always has a good team with good performance. I am not surprised by them because they have very good players.” Club record signing Kevin de Bruyne is poised to make his Manchester City debut as David Silva sits out this weekend’s trip to Crystal Palace. Speaking at a press conference to preview the Selhurst Park clash with second-placed Palace, Pellegrini said: “In his position it is more easy, maybe, to settle in our team. He needs maybe to be included in the movements of our squad for more time, but if we need him at this moment he can play without problems.” Pellegrini made just one change to his starting line-up in City’s first four games of the campaign – all of which were won convincingly without conceding a goal. Former Chelsea player De Bruyne’s big-money move from Wolfsburg came after the last of them, against Watford almost a fortnight ago, and has since been away with Belgium. Pellegrini would have liked more time to work with him but does not think his lack of familiarity with his new team-mates will be a problem. He said: “It is not the best way to arrive, to go to his national squad, but it doesn’t matter. “He is a very young player, 24 years old. I always say when good players arrive at a good team with very good players like David, Kun (Sergio Aguero), Yaya (Toure), just to name some, they will continue improving.” The international break has come at a cost for City with the luckless Fabian Delph injured as well as key playmaker Silva. Delph, who missed the start of the season with a hamstring injury, suffered a fresh problem to the same muscle in the first minute of England’s midweek win over Switzerland. Press Association Silva is not being risked by manager Manuel Pellegrini ahead of next Tuesday’s Champions League encounter against Juventus after suffering an ankle injury during the international break. That should make it straightforward for the Barclays Premier League leaders to slot their new £54million man into their formidable-looking side. last_img read more

Football News Chennaiyin FC signs Edwin Vanspaul on two-year deal

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “And having familiar faces around me like Sabir (Pasha) Coach, (Dhanpal) Ganesh and (Sinivasan) Pandiyan will surely help me. I am also waiting to connect with the fans of the club and repaying their support with good performances on the pitch,” he said.Starting his career as a striker, Vanspaul has been deployed as a central midfielder, winger, right-back and left-back over the years. He played majority of last season with CCFC at right-back.”Edwin brings versatility and experience to our ranks. He was a pivotal player in Chennai City’s title winning side. And being from Tamil Nadu himself, he will be well aware of the responsibilities that come with representing a team from the state. We’re truly delighted to have him on board,” said Gregory. Chennai : Indian Super League team on Friday announced the signing of Edwin Vanspaulfrom I-League side Chennai City FC on a two-year contract. The versatile Vanspaul has been signed up on a permanent move subject to transfer window regulations, a press release said.The 26-year-old from Neyveli will be moving to Chennaiyin FC after three seasons at Chennai City FC, with whom he won the 2018-19 I-League title recently. He played in all CCFC’s 20 league games in the I-League season, starting in 19 of them and proved to be a vital cog in the campaign.”I feel I have made the right move in my career, at the right time. I always believe that learning never stops and I look forward to learning more with my new teammates under head coach John Gregory,” Vanspaul was quoted as saying in the release.last_img read more