Andy Vasquez North Jersey Record Published 9:33 p.m. UTC Aug 19, 2018 FLORHAM PARK — It sure is starting to look, and feel, as if Sam Darnold is the frontrunner for the New York Jets’ starting quarterback job. Darnold took the vast majority of reps during practice on Saturday and Sunday, and he took the most snaps with the first team, putting him in line to start Friday night’s third preseason game against the Giants. The 21-year-old rookie, who was picked third overall in April’s draft, has been impressive in training camp and got the start in the second preseason game against Washington. He had a strong practice Sunday, and if he continues that against the Giants, it would be difficult for coach Todd Bowles to deny Darnold the job. Bowles, predictably, is keeping his decision-making process private as he deliberates between Darnold, Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown. He still hasn’t named a starting quarterback for Friday’s game … [Read more...] about Sam Darnold on track to start Friday vs. Giants, is he favorite to win Jets starting QB job?
Alio Fan woke up last Saturday morning and clicked on a voice recording someone had sent him. It was his childhood friend, Richard Russell, talking to air traffic controllers, a conversation that was then broadcast all over the world. “Rolling out of bed and hearing his voice,” Fan recalled, “My initial reaction was ‘oh what kind of prank is he playing. This is going to be hilarious.'” The Russell he knew had always been a jokester, the class clown. “I just thought it was another one of his jokes,” Fan said.A week after Russell stole a 76-seat passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, traversing the Puget Sound region for more than an hour before crashing to his death on Ketron Island, there are few hints as to why he did it or how he was able to fly a commercial airplane. Friends and former colleagues can’t comprehend how the smart, funny, quiet man they knew could have carried out such a shocking heist. Mike Criss, … [Read more...] about He was a jokester who complained about his job, but friends still baffled by thief’s airplane heist
Updated 11:25 am CDT, Sunday, August 19, 2018 VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — Records show that a former Texas congressman had tried steering a federal contract to the owner of a business who gave him a $160,000-a-year job after the congressman resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. Emails published Sunday by The Victoria Advocate show that former Rep. Blake Farenthold arranged a 2015 meeting between the Army Corps of Engineers and the owner of a dredging company called RLB Contracting. The owner, Randy Boyd, is also the elected chairman of the Calhoun Port Authority. Boyd directed the port board to hire Farenthold as a lobbyist in May, a month after the congressman resigned. The Victoria Advocate is suing the port over allegations of violating open meetings laws when it hired Farenthold. Farenthold said in a deposition that his favor for Boyd wasn't exceptional. ___ Information from: The Victoria Advocate, http://www.victoriaadvocate.com … [Read more...] about Emails raise questions about ex-Texas congressman, new job
Updated 11:08 am CDT, Sunday, August 19, 2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri officials hope to attract the nearly 700 well-paying USDA jobs that are being moved out of Washington D.C. The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas and Missouri hope to land the jobs for the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture when they move as part of a reorganization announced this month. All those jobs pay more than $100,000 annually. Missouri U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler says the move makes sense because the Agriculture Department already has offices in Kansas City and St. Louis. USDA officials say the move is designed to put workers closer to the farmers they serve while offering a lower cost of living. The goal is to reduce turnover in these offices. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing LFD: Occupied vehicle goes up in flames near gas pump in north Laredo Media: Cesar Martinez Man allegedly causes mass panic at … [Read more...] about Kansas and Missouri hope to attract nearly 700 USDA jobs
Fewer Americans are moving around the country to pursue new work opportunities, as a tighter labor market and changing family ties make people less willing to uproot their lives for a job. About 3.5 million Americans relocated for a new job last year, according to census data, a 10% drop from 3.8 million in 2015. The numbers have fluctuated between 2.8 million and 4.5 million since the government started tracking job-related relocations in 1999—but have been trending lower overall, even as the U.S. population grew by nearly... … [Read more...] about Fewer Americans Uproot Themselves for New Jobs