5 WASHINGTON - In the eight years she has worked at nursing homes, LaToya Francis, 34, has been yelled at, kicked at and had feces thrown at her for little more than the minimum wage. She endured it because she loved being a certified nursing assistant, she said. But she's not sure she can hold out much longer. As the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus drives record staff shortages at nursing homes nationwide, Francis has increasingly found herself alone on her $19-an-hour overnight shifts at Bridgepoint Healthcare's skilled nursing facility in Southwest Washington, fighting off panic attacks as she tries to feed, clean and rotate more bed-bound residents than she can handle. Some nights, she retreats to a corner of the facility, where she calls her partner and sobs. Other nights, all she can feel is anger. "I've never, ever felt this disrespected," Francis said. Frustration is surging among the low-wage workers who make up … [Read more...] about Low-wage workers prop up the nursing home industry. They’re quitting in droves.
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For the last two years, Honda has promoted one its young drivers to its GT500 line-up after a single season of partnering veteran Shinichi Takagi in ARTA’s GT300 squad – in 2019 it was Nirei Fukuzumi, who won that year's title, and the following season it was Toshiki Oyu's turn. ARTA newcomer Ren Sato would have started the 2021 season hoping to make it a hat-trick. But a step up to the GT500 ranks as early as next season was already looking unlikely even before a critical error by the 20-year-old destroyed Honda and Naoki Yamamoto’s title chances in the senior category. The incident involving Sato’s Honda NSX GT3 and Yamamoto’s Team Kunimitsu machine at Fuji’s famous first corner has already been well-documented. Sato himself was not available for comment after the race, but his quote in ARTA’s post-race press release told the story – he was squarely to blame for the misjudgement that handed Toyota the championship. A funeral-like atmosphere pervaded the segment of the … [Read more...] about Honda’s disgraced junior driver handed shot at redemption
Firstly, what we did find out: in SUPER GT, there was the announcement of a ‘new model’ of NSX-GT to be used in the GT500 class this year, a clear reference to the NSX Type S-based car that has already been spied testing at Motegi even if the car itself remains officially under wraps. There was also the driver line-up, which confirmed the widely anticipated return to the Honda fold for Nobuharu Matsushita after a season at Nissan. Read Also: Matsushita 'surprised but happy' about Honda SUPER GT offer Likewise in Super Formula, the driver roster was revealed, albeit with two TBAs listed and a new team – Team Goh – that didn’t issue any official communique of its own until Tuesday. Earlier this week we wrote about Team Goh’s split from Mugen and who could fill its second cockpit . Since them, team boss Kazuhiro Ikeda has taken to Twitter to clarify the driver will be Japanese because of continued travel restrictions , in a boost to Ukyo Sasahara’s hopes of … [Read more...] about The SUPER GT and Super Formula questions Honda hasn’t answered
The Williams Formula 1 development driver, who completed a W Series double in Austin last month, has instead expressed her intent to move up the single-seater ladder from the all-female series and also to undertake some sportscar racing in 2022. "The plan isn't return to W Series. I need to look at something else," Chadwick told Motorsport.com. "I've done it for two years and won it twice, and I think I need to showcase it as a leg-up and a platform for further opportunities. "I don't think it would make sense for me to return to W Series." Read Also: How W Series can confront its biggest enduring issue Chadwick, 23, wouldn't be drawn on where she will end up racing next season, insisting that "nothing is confirmed". Asked if she is aiming to graduate to the FIA Formula 3 Championship, the next step up from the W Series Formula Regional Tatuus-Alfa Romeo car on the governing body's ladder, she said: "It is something I am weighing up as I try to work out what the … [Read more...] about Chadwick not planning W Series return in 2022
A van has utility in mind, but the space it offers inside makes it ripe for sprucing up. Case in point, take a look at the conversion vans and, more recently, overlanders built around vans. If you prefer the VIP look, the van can handle that too. Klassen's Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a solid example of the VIP theme. From the outside, it just looks like a Sprinter with a different grille, a sportier bumper, and fancier wheels. That said, Klassen's front kit will give you an idea of what an AMG version of this van might look like should Mercedes-Benz build one. While the exterior upgrades are relatively mild, it's the opposite for the interior. At the front area, the dash design is still the same as the standard Sprinter. However, nearly every surface gets brown leather trim, from the steering wheel to the door panels. There is also a refrigerator and a sizable wireless charging pad that doubles as the front armrest. It also gets deep pile carpets for good measure. Other Ways … [Read more...] about Luxurious Mercedes Sprinter Has Big Screen And PlayStation 5
9 CHAMA RIVER CANYON, N.M. - Hidden in this canyon of crimson sandstone cliffs encompassed by miles of federally protected wilderness, the Monastery of Christ in the Desert seems like an ideal place to ride out a pandemic. For more than 50 years, a small community of Benedictine monks has quietly lived, worked and worshiped here in a cluster of off-grid adobe buildings along the banks of northern New Mexico's Chama River. Considered the most remote Catholic monastery in the hemisphere, it can be reached only by a 13-mile single-lane earthen road that winds through the canyon. Abiquiu, the closest village - population 151 - is 25 miles away. Groves of cottonwood and willows line the river where bald eagles hunt for rainbow trout. Black bears, coyotes and cougars prowl the pinyon- and sage-scented Santa Fe National Forest, which surrounds the monastery. Despite the difficult journey, outsiders have flocked to this … [Read more...] about Monks in New Mexico desert dedicated to hospitality reflect on two years without guests