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.
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By Krista Torralva Updated 6:28 pm CDT, Monday, September 10, 2018 The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, organized a traveling exhibit of art paying tribute to Native American veterans, which will be displayed at Texas A&M University-San Antonio starting Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) less The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, organized a traveling exhibit of art paying tribute to Native American veterans, which will be displayed at Texas A&M University-San ... more Photo: J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE /AP A guide to San Antonio art galleries A guide to San Antonio art galleries Photo: Courtesy Photo Visiting an art gallery can be fun and exciting depending on your interests. Here's a simple guide for anyone interested in spending a day strolling through some of San … [Read more...] about A&M-San Antonio hosts art exhibit honoring Native American veterans
American college-graduates are urging the House Committee on Rules to block GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder’s “country caps” appropriations legislation, saying it will widen discrimination against Americans and expand the outsourcing of U.S. college-grad jobs to Indian visa-workers. “Today we have [workplaces] all across the country that are virtually 100 percent Indian,” said Robert Heath, a software professional who now runs the H1BFacts.com website. Yoder’s amendment “would be worse — it would be ethnic cleansing of U.S. workers from the [science and technology] professions.”“We’re all scared because if H.R. 392 passes, if they get green cards, the discrimination will become rampant,” said Stephen Pushor, a retired programmer in Virginia. The anti-American bias is already widespread in the software sector, and it sidelines many younger and middle-aged American professionals, he said. Yoder’s country cap … [Read more...] about Yoder’s Green-Card Giveaway Will Expand Bias Against U.S. College-Grads, Say American Professionals
The Edward Bok Vocational Technical School, otherwise known simply as Bok, closed its doors in 2013 after 75 years of providing vocational training in areas such as carpentry and culinary arts. The urban design and strategy collective Scout has since bought the building and transformed it to house a wide range of small businesses and artist studios. The rooftop Bok Bar, an independent recording studio, a boxing gym, a fair few photographers and designers, a couple of nonprofits, an experiential art shop and an in-demand hair and makeup artist are just some of the creatives and entrepreneurs who have set up shop in the rooms that were once places of learning. But for a school that specialized in tactile arts and technology trades, the current occupants of the space are, in a way, living its legacy. “It’s as if you took all the high school students and turned them into adults and they’re still working in the same building,” said Jessica Saint, a makeup … [Read more...] about 6 badass businesses you didn’t know were housed inside the Bok building
Hope Solo is one of America's most decorated soccer players, a record-breaking goalkeeper who has made over 200 appearances for her country.But the 36-year-old -- whose contract was terminated by US Soccer in 2016 for "conduct that is counter to the organization's principles" -- has told CNN Sport she'd prefer the 2026 tournament to be awarded to a "more deserving country" than her homeland, which is jointly bidding with Mexico and Canada.North America is up against Morocco to earn the right to host soccer's showpiece event in 2026, with a decision to be made on June 13 in Moscow -- the eve of the 2018 World Cup in Russia -- when up to 207 national associations at a FIFA congress will decide in a public vote who will host the tournament in eight years.Under the North America proposal, 60 games in 2026 would be held in the US -- which last hosted a World Cup in 1994 -- including everything from the quarterfinals onwards, while Mexico and Canada would host 10 games each.Admitting that … [Read more...] about Hope Solo: 2026 World Cup should go to ‘more deserving’ bid than US-Canada-Mexico