Former vice president Joe Biden has so far dominated, outpolling Trump and topping the Democratic field WASHINGTON - A record 23 Democrats of diverse genders, races and political backgrounds are lining up to try to stop Republican US President Donald Trump from winning a second term in the 2020 elections.Though much will change in the more than 500 days to go before polls open, a nationwide Fox News poll released this week showed former vice president Joe Biden leading the pack.Here are five questions and answers as the campaign season in the United States begins:- How will it play out? - While the field will certainly shrink once the first votes of primary season are cast in Iowa in February, some candidates may call it quits after debates begin later this month.An unprecedented prime-time broadcast from Miami awaits: over two nights, June 26 and 27, millions of Americans will tune in to the highly-anticipated debut debate of the cycle.The Democratic National Committee … [Read more...] about The race to win the US Democratic primary: where does it stand?
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It’s a cruel time to be a conquistador. Every Filipino schoolboy knows by heart that Ferdinand Magellan “discovered” the Philippines. His other claim to fame was that he (or at least, his expedition) was the first to circumnavigate the world. In so doing, Magellan proved that the earth was round and not flat. This year marks the 500th anniversary of that celebrated journey, which started in 1519, culminated in the Philippines two years later and wound up in 1522 when one boat and 18 survivors limped back to Spain. A little-known book on “the greatest ocean voyage in history … a story that changed the way we look at the world and our place in it” presents the tantalizing idea, however, that it was not Ferdinand Magellan but a “Filipino” — or, more properly, a Visayan from the islands off Cebu — who was the first person to circle the globe. Thanks to Magellan’s chief chronicler Antonio Pigafetta (think social … [Read more...] about The Cebuano who beat Magellan to it
CHICAGO: The New Orleans Pelicans won the draft lottery on Tuesday (May 14) and will pick first in the 2019 NBA Draft on Jun 20.The draw gives the Pelicans - who had only a 6 per cent chance of winning - the inside track to select Duke freshman forward Zion Williamson at No 1. The franchise had the top pick in 2012, when it selected Anthony Davis, a six-time All-Star who requested a trade in January."I think it's just another positive event for us in what I hope will be several that we stack together," said David Griffin, the Pelicans' executive vice president of basketball operations. "I'm really excited for our fan base and we've got a lot of work to do, but this is a good start."Results of the revamped lottery were revealed in Chicago on Tuesday, two days before prospects take part in the draft combine on the city's south side.The No 2 pick went to the Memphis Grizzlies, followed in order by the New York Knicks, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the … [Read more...] about Basketball: Pelicans win lottery, chance to draft Williamson