By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle Published 1:36 pm CDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 The winless Texans are prone to turnovers, frequently penalized and guilty of a variety of mental lapses. It hasn't been a recipe for success as the 0-2 AFC South franchise has already lost to the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans. "It's not good to be where we are right now," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "Don't get me wrong, but it is a long season. We haven't played well, but we've been in it in the end. We've got to finish these games better. "We've been in it in the fourth quarter. We realize we have to do a lot better and play in a more consistent way. We have to practice better. We have to coach better. We also know there's a lot of ball left. We've got to get going here. We're very positive about some of the things we're doing." The Texans lead the NFL in rushing, but aren't doing well in pass protection as quarterback Deshaun Watson has been sacked seven … [Read more...] about Bill O’Brien on winless Texans: ‘It’s not good to be where we are right now’
ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Stranger in the house That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, as food carts rolled by carrying lunch, dinner, … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.
Juana Summers and Marc Levy, Associated Press Updated 9:41 pm PDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray in Cleveland. Another political test in the coming week for Obama as the former president tries to boost Democratic candidates and party enthusiasm without also motivating President Donald Trump's supporters as the November elections near. less FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray in Cleveland. Another political test in the coming week for ... more Photo: David Dermer, AP Photo: David Dermer, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Sept. 13, … [Read more...] about Obama’s return: Good or bad for Democrats?
Damian Paletta and David J. Lynch, The Washington Post Published 6:53 pm PDT, Saturday, September 15, 2018 FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is going ahead with plans to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) less FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is going ... more Photo: Susan Walsh, Associated Press In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 photo, Kyle Bruns packs a live lobster for shipment to Hong Kong at The Lobster Company in Arundel, Maine. China is a major buyer of lobsters, … [Read more...] about Escalation: Trump has decided to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods
Helene St. James Detroit Free Press Published 5:44 PM EDT Sep 15, 2018 TRAVERSE CITY — Andreas Athanasiou is convinced if he plays consistent minutes, he’ll deliver goals. A familiar linemate could help make that happen. A year after he missed training camp because of a contract holdout, Athanasiou is a central part of the Detroit Red Wings’ attempt to stage a competitive 2018-19 season. With Henrik Zetterberg no longer able to play because of a degenerative back injury, Athanasiou is one of the leading players who could see his role expand as a result. Early plans are to have him center the third line and play with Thomas Vanek in the hopes they have the same spark they did in 2016-17. In one game, Vanek found Athanasiou with a blind drop pass. “I think playing with a player that’s so highly skilled like him, it makes the game so much easier,” Athanasiou said Saturday. “When the puck is on his stick, I don’t have to worry … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings’ Andreas Athanasiou found key to success?