Meet the McCain children

first_imgLaura Segall/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — It’s been said that when a person runs for president, the whole family runs for president.For the McCains, that meant nine people involved in a complex 2008 campaign against eventual President Barack Obama.John McCain, wife Cindy and all seven McCain children entered the public eye at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minnesota.But who are they?The McCain household, like so many in America, is a blend. Navigating through the McCain family album might require a road map.When John McCain married his first wife, Carol, he adopted her sons from a previous marriage. Doug, 58, was a Navy pilot like his father and now is a captain for American Airlines. Andy, 56, is a Vanderbilt graduate and chief operating officer at the family beer distribution company, Hensley & Co. He also has ties to many Arizona sports, including as former chairman of the board for the Fiesta Bowl and on Arizona’s host committee for the Super Bowl.John and Carol McCain had eldest daughter Sidney, who is now 51 and worked in the music business in Toronto while her father ran his 2008 campaign. She was born in 1966, one year before her father’s plane was shot down over Vietnam.After John and Carol McCain divorced in 1980 and John married second wife Cindy, they had three children, Meghan, Jack and Jimmy. They adopted another child, Bridget, from Bangladesh.Meghan, 33, has become the most visible of McCain’s seven children. The Columbia University grad ascended to the spotlight as a constant presence on her father’s 2008 campaign. She wrote about her experiences on the road at, cultivated a following on Twitter and eventually wrote two books, including “My Dad, John McCain,” a children’s book released during the campaign. Meghan now works for ABC News and is a host on “The View.”I couldnt get through your book, I tried, Meghan McCain shared with former Vice President Joe Biden on The View on Wednesday. Your son Beau had the same cancer that my father was diagnosed with six months ago. I think about Beau almost every day.PlayBiden comforts emotional Meghan McCain about her father’s cancer diagnosisMcCain’s two younger sons both served in the military. Jimmy, a 30-year-old who is an ex-Marine, served a tour in Iraq.Jack, 32, graduated from the Naval Academy and shares a love for NASCAR with his mother. He shares a name, John “Jack” Sidney McCain IV, with his father.Jack’s wife, Renee Swift McCain, was an Air Force Reserve captain. The two were married in 2013. She tweeted, “I wish you fair winds and following seas ahead,” after her father-in-law’s death and shared a photo of herself with her husband and the senator in Washington.Jimmy was married in April 2016, with his mother sharing a photo of the family on Twitter.As for Bridget, her story with the McCains began in 1993 when Cindy visited Bangladesh and met the baby at an orphanage, who had a severe cleft palate.Cindy decided to bring the baby back to the United States, where she underwent years of surgery. Today, she’s a normal 27-year-old, but the surgeries she underwent to to fix her cleft palate made her mother an advocate for the charity Operation Smile.John McCain said he likes to get the seven kids together at least once a year — Republican convention or not.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Get a Cairns unit from between $90,500 and $735,000

first_img6/26 Corkill St, Freshwater is currently on the market and offers three garages, perfect for a Baby Boomer to store caravans, boats and cars.“The other is understanding the body corporate. Most buyers are scared of a body corporate fee increase, but just like what you do with a house, you can always gets quotes for insurance for the complex yourself, you don’t have to reply on a body corporate manager to supply those quotes to you.“Go to an insurance broker and get quotes to submit to the committee. The other key thing is marketing — tailor it to the buyers who will suit those properties, especially through the newspaper. You can’t filter out suburbs when you are reading a newspaper.”Mr Thornton said even if an owner was not hoping to sell their property in the short-term, it cost nothing to seek advice from an agent. IN the past 12 months, Andrew Thornton has only sold three units to buyers younger than 30.A new lifestyle shift led by Baby Boomers downsizing their big family homes is behind a new demand for apartments in Cairns.Elite Real Estate Services’ agent Mr Thornton was recently listed as the top unit salesperson in Cairns on with an average selling time of 42 days.He said retirees, or older first-time buyers represented the bulk of those looking for an apartment in the city.“What is driving sales is definitely the downsizers, it is a lifestyle based decision. There are a lot of older buyers coming into the market, too. Elite Real Estate Services agent Andrew Thornton“Local investors are coming back too at certain price points and southern investors are also looking around for good deals. “Locals are keen for anything under $250,000 which is close to the city. The suburb isn’t that important it’s more about what is close by in terms of amenities.”Mr Thornton (above) said while units did not appeal to every buyer, those purchasing apartments in city fringe apartments were often renting the properties out to students or young people.“The city is definitely popular with the universities moving campuses to the city creating strong rental demand,” he said. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“Strong rental returns make units a good investment.”He said prices of apartments in Cairns ranged from $90,500 to $735,000.As one of the agents charged with selling 16 brand new beach front units at Yorkeys Knob’s Marina Sands (below) development and Nova City’s luxury towers on Spence St.As an investor and a body corporate member himself, Mr Thornton said there were plenty of things unit sellers could do to improve the prospects of a great sale.“Listen to the advice the agent gives you, whether that is to do a basic paint inside, replace carpet in the bedrooms, replace fixtures and fittings for lights,” he said. last_img read more

NBA postpones draft lottery and combine

first_imgPierre-Louis declared for the draft on March 30, but will maintain his NCAA eligibility since he has not signed with an agent yet. Because he has not signed with an agent, Pierre-Louis can return to Temple if he does not get drafted. Rose declared for the draft and signed with Roc Nation Sports on Tuesday, he announced in a Twitter post. The NBA suspended its season on March 11 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The New York Times reported. The NBA Draft Lottery was supposed to occur on May 19 in Chicago while the NBA Draft Combine was scheduled to take place in Chicago from May 21-24.center_img The NBA announced it will postpone the NBA Draft Lottery and Draft Combine on Friday, according to a tweet from Shams Charania, an NBA Insider for The Athletic. Two Temple University men’s basketball players, senior guard Quinton Rose and junior guard Nate Pierre-Louis, have declared for the draft.last_img read more

Warriors report: Warriors eager to rectify Christmas Day loss to Lakers

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *LOS ANGELES – The Warriors have shown that infectious joy in recent days, and why not?The Warriors (32-14) enter Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers (25-22) with a seven-game winning streak. They like the first returns on DeMarcus Cousins’ debut after rehabbing his left Achilles tendon in a year. They spent five days here that coincided with a pleasant …last_img

Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch on Nov 22, but at what price? Chances are it will sell for Rs 15,999

first_imgXiaomi is launching the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India on November 22 and the phone will go on sale for the first time on November 23, exclusively on Flipkart and This will be a flash sale, so expect the stocks to be limited. So far we know almost everything about this Redmi Note 5 Pro successor. We know that the Note 6 Pro will come with four cameras, run on MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo, sport a bigger display than the one in the Note 5 Pro. Other Note 6 Pro specs too are known. The only major mystery, for now, is the price of the Note 6 Pro in India.So how much the Note 6 Pro will cost in India? Officially Xiaomi is yet to announce it, but don’t be surprised if the price of the new Redmi Note in India is Rs 15,999. This will be Rs 1,000 higher than the price of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which has been selling for Rs 14,999 until Xiaomi recently dropped the price by Rs 1,000. The slightly higher price is expected for the Note 6 Pro given how weak rupee has become in the last few months against dollar.In fact, due to stronger dollar Xiaomi recently hiked the prices of Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Mi Powerbank 2i and Mi TVs in India. Realme also increased the price of some of its phones in the country for the same very reason. Commenting on the price hike of phones in India, Navkendar Singh, who’s an associate research director at IDC India recently said, “With the duty hikes in place and the dollar fluctuation, smartphone vendors are expected to raise prices of devices in the coming months rather than absorbing the cost or clocking it under cash backs and financing schemes etc.”advertisementIn other words, there is a very real chance that the Redmi Note 6 Pro is going to cost more. But why Rs 15,999 and why not some more, say Rs 17,999 or something?Well, the Redmi Note 6 Pro may come with a price tag of Rs 17,999. We are not ruling that out. But there is a very strong chance it won’t. The Redmi Note 6 Pro needs to fit into the current product line-up that Xiaomi has. This means it needs to slot between the Mi A2, which is now selling for Rs 15,999 and Poco F1, which sells for Rs 20,999, but is often available for less due to some offer or other.There is no way the Redmi Note 6 Pro can be priced closer to the Poco F1, because that phone comes with a Snapdragon 845 processor. It can be said that the Poco is in different league altogether and if Xiaomi prices the Note 6 Pro close to it, that will make it dead on arrival. And if the Note 6 Pro comes in at Rs 16,999, that will likely hurt Mi A2.Both the Mi A2 and the Poco F1 are among the best selling phones, and Xiaomi will not want to throw in the Redmi Note 6 Pro in the mix in a way that affects them. I will surely like to see the Note 6 Pro but without affecting the market that the Mi A2 or the Poco F1 hold.Another reason why Xiaomi is likely to price the Redmi Note 6 Pro at Rs 15,999 is because in other markets too including Thailand and Indonesia the phone has been priced moderately and when you convert the local price into rupees it ends up under Rs 16,000.ALSO READ: Redmi Note 6 Pro: 5 reasons why you should wait for this Xiaomi phoneFinally, there is the fact that the Note 6 Pro seems like an improved Note 5 Pro, particularly in camera performance, instead of being a phone that is something entirely different. It will make sense to increase its price marginally. Hence the increase of Rs 1,000 — Rs 2,000, if you consider that the current Note 5 Pro price is Rs 13,999 — in the price of the Note 6 Pro.last_img read more

Heart Health: Understanding Your Risks

first_imgStory Highlights Speaking with JIS News, Cardiologist at the HFJ, Dr. Rohan Wilks, says it is important that persons know their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as these numbers are critical in determining their risk for heart disease. As it relates to cholesterol readings, it must be noted that there is bad and good cholesterol, and normal readings should be 3.5 for low-density lipoprotein (LDL/Bad Cholesterol) and the good cholesterol or HDL number should be between 35 to 65 for men and 35 to 80 for women. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (JFJ) is imploring Jamaicans to be vigilant about their heart health and aware of the indicators that may point to the development or existence of cardiac conditions. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (JFJ) is imploring Jamaicans to be vigilant about their heart health and aware of the indicators that may point to the development or existence of cardiac conditions.Speaking with JIS News, Cardiologist at the HFJ, Dr. Rohan Wilks, says it is important that persons know their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as these numbers are critical in determining their risk for heart disease.“For the blood pressure, there are two numbers which come into play, the systolic (upper number), which should be less than 120 and the diastolic (lower number) which should be less than 80.The number is, therefore, read as 118 over 75, for example,” he explains.As it relates to cholesterol readings, it must be noted that there is bad and good cholesterol, and normal readings should be 3.5 for low-density lipoprotein (LDL/Bad Cholesterol) and the good cholesterol or HDL number should be between 35 to 65 for men and 35 to 80 for women.Meanwhile, blood sugar readings are measured by weight in milligrams per decilitre (mg/dL) or in millimoles per litre (mmol/L).In a person without diabetes, blood sugar should be between 70 and 100 mg/dL or 3.8 and 5.5 mmol/L. It is important to note that after a meal, blood sugar can rise up to 120mg/dL or 6.7mmol/L.Dr. Wilks says that there are other patterns that are looked at as it relates to patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, such as waking blood sugar, and before and after meal readings.In addition to their numbers, Dr. Wilks is advising persons, who are displaying symptoms such as chest pains, shortness of breath, heart racing or sudden loss of consciousness to consult their physician.“These symptoms do not necessarily guarantee the presence of a heart condition, but give sufficient cause to seek advice. The general practitioner is able to interview the patient, make necessary checks and ascertain whether any further assessments need to be done,” he points out.Persons, who are predisposed to heart conditions because of family history or chronic conditions, including hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes, should pay special attention to their heart health.Dr. Wilks says a patient may be required to do a screening test called an electrocardiogram (ECG) in order to establish whether there is a heart condition.He explains that the test will provide a reading of the electrical activity or rhythm of the heart, which is displayed on a moving strip of paper or a line on a screen.The physician is able to assess the peaks and dips recorded on the screen to determine whether the rhythm of the heart is normal.“The patient is notified of the findings from the ECG and, if necessary, additional probes may be requested by the physician. This may come in the form of an echocardiogram, which is essentially an ultrasound of the chest and shows detailed images of the heart’s structure and function,” Dr. Wilks says.Holter monitoring is another exploratory testing option available for patients. The monitor is a portable device, which is worn by the individual for 24 to 72 hours and is used to detect heart rhythm irregularities that are not discovered during a regular ECG exam.Stress testing, cardiac catheterisation, cardiac computerised tomography (CT) scan or cardiac magnetic resonance imagings (MRI) are other available options.Cardiac catheterisation is the most intrusive of these tests and involves the insertion of a narrow catheter into a vein or artery, which is guided toward the heart.A dye is subsequently injected and observed on an X-ray screen to monitor the blood flow to the heart and check for any abnormalities.The MRI is an imaging test, which provides pictures to help the physician evaluate the patient’s heart.last_img read more

Scientists develop device to detect bacteria in minutes

first_imgWashington: The era of doctors prescribing patients powerful antibiotics while they wait for lab reports could soon be numbered, with a new device returning results within minutes instead of days. It was invented by a team at Penn State university and described in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday. Co-developed by Pak Kin Wong, a professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, the device uses microtechnology to trap single bacteria cells that can then be viewed under an electron microscope. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe approach allows clinicians to determine in as little as 30 minutes whether bacteria is present and its susceptibility to drug treatment — as opposed to the three-to-five days such lab work currently takes. “We currently prescribe antibiotics even when there is no bacteria present,” Wong told AFP. “That is over prescription. That is one of things we tried to express. Can we quickly determine the existence of bacterial infection?” The researchers’ paper said that in addition to being able to detect whether bacteria is present, the device can begin to classify the type by determining whether the cells are spherical, rod-shaped, or spiral. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”This device determines existence but not what type of bacteria it is,” said Wong. “What we’re working on is a complementary molecular approach such that we can ID the species.” And after finding bacteria is present, the sample is exposed to antibiotics to determine whether the strain is resistant, in which case antibiotic intervention would prove ineffective. “Urinary tract infections are the most common bacterial infections,” said Wong. “However, over 75 per cent of urine specimens sent to a clinical microbiology laboratory are negative. Rapidly ruling out or confirming the presence of bacteria at a clinically relevant concentration will dramatically enhance patient care.” He added that the team had applied for a provisional patent and could bring their device, which they hope to scale down in size so that it can be used in hospitals and doctors’ offices, to market in three years’ time.last_img read more

Fickell calls for Ohio State football to move forward

As fans and media throughout Columbus continue to dwell on Ohio State’s 24-6 loss in Miami on Saturday, Buckeyes’ coach Luke Fickell said he can’t and won’t. “We have a 17-hour rule. After 17 hours, it’s over with,” Fickell said. “Doesn’t mean we forget about what happened or we forget the feeling of what happened, but we move on.” With the team’s 17-hour period of reflecting on the loss over, Fickell said his team will only concern itself with present problems. “Somebody asked, ‘What do you think this team is going to be in three weeks?’ I worry about today,” he said. “I’ll worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. “(One thing) the team can’t do is worry about what’s going to happen in three weeks, three months … that will eat you alive.” Junior defensive lineman John Simon, a captain for this Saturday’s game against Colorado, is eager to move forward with the season. He expects to learn a lot about his team after coming off its first loss of the young season. “We’re fired up. It’s an exciting week for us,” Simon said. “These are the weeks you kind of look forward to. You never want to lose, but you get to see what kind of team you have this week, seeing how we’re going to react and rebuild off this loss.” The other Buckeyes’ captain on Saturday will be junior fullback Zach Boren, who doesn’t plan to need rebuilding off of a loss again this season. “We’re going to go out and try and win every game,” Boren said. “No matter if it’s by one point or 50 points, we don’t care, we’re going to go out and win every game. That’s our mentality.” If the young Buckeyes can go on to win every game, Fickell said he believes it could leave Buckeye fans remembering the Miami loss as a mere bump in the road. “It’s ultimately where you end and not where you begin. We want to see improvement. That’s what our focus is going to be,” Fickell said. “But you have to move on.” “You still (have) to spend time on Colorado,” Fickell added. “We need to make sure we focus on what we’re doing, tackling on defense, ball security on offense.” Fickell said moving on involves holding every player accountable for his play, regardless of the player’s tenure with the team. “No excuses, whether they’re young or they’re old,” Fickell said. “We have such an incredibly high standard for those guys.” Simon echoed his coach’s feelings. “We’re not going to make excuses for ourselves. Miami came to play and got the job done. But our objective this week is Colorado,” Simon said. “We’re up to the challenge. Like I said, guys are in there this morning breaking down film, game planning, so we’re ready to go.” read more

Del Bosque backs Lopetegui to succeed at Real Madrid

first_imgFormer Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has backed his successor Julen Lopetegui to be a success at Real Madrid following his appointment as the new head coachThe European champions stunned the football world on Tuesday evening by announcing that they had appointed Lopetegu as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement for next season on a three-year deal.The 51-year-old will continue with his duties as the head coach of Spain for the World Cup and will officially begin his new role at the Santiago Bernabeu afterwards.And Del Bosque, who himself used to be in charge of Real, is confident that his compatriot will be up to the task of leading the Spanish giants.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I am convinced that Lopetegui will do the same role, it will not affect him,” he told Onda Cero, via Goal.Del Bosque, who led Spain to the European and World championships in his time in charge of the national side, is pleased that Real have chosen a Spaniard as their new manager.He added: “I always lean towards the Spanish coaches. I think Lopetegui is ready to train Real Madrid.”Lopetegui will begin his final games in charge for Spain this week with the side set to face their Iberian neighbours Portugal on Friday in their Group B opener.last_img read more

Andreas Christensen admits Chelsea future is uncertain

first_imgChelsea defender Andreas Christensen concedes that things aren’t looking good for him after slipping down the pecking order at the clubThe Denmark international is yet to make a single appearance in any of Chelsea’s opening eight Premier League games this season under new coach Maurizio Sarri.The Italian has started Christensen in Chelsea’s Europa League and Carabao Cup games, but the 22-year-old admits that his patience could be tested further down the line.“Right now, it’s not a good season for me, but I have to find some way to get back on. How? I do not know, but it’s up to me to figure that out,” Christensen told BT.“But right now it looks hard. We have good results and we play super football, which only makes it harder. It’s hard for me personally, but for the team, it looks great.”Christensen had to wait for a chance in his two-year loan spell with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach and has been touted for another loan move in January.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.He added: “I cannot show so much patience again. I’m 22 years old and I really want to play.“In the last three seasons I’ve played a big role for the teams I have been with, so it’s clear that I cannot see myself staying if my current situation continues in the future.“It’s too early to talk about change for now, and when that might happen, but it’s clear that this is not a good situation for me.”Christensen had a breakthrough campaign under former coach Antonio Conte last season at Chelsea and made 40 appearances in all competitions.The Dane was awarded the Blues’ Young Player of the Year award.last_img read more