Helen Lachs Ginsburg, Who Saw a Living Wage as a Right, Dies at 91

first_img– Advertisement – Helen Lachs Ginsburg, an economist and leading authority on full employment, or what has been called a job guarantee, died on Oct. 8 in a hospital in Queens. She was 91. Her family said she had multiple health problems.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Living-wage jobs as a right may seem unrealistic,” Dr. Ginsburg wrote in a 2011 article, “but so once did the right of all children to go to school, the right of women to vote and the abolition of slavery.”Dr. Ginsburg was a founding member of the National Committee for Full Employment, which was led by Coretta Scott King as she carried on the quest for economic justice and equality begun by her husband, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Dr. Ginsburg lectured around the country in the 1970s in support of the full employment legislation proposed by Augustus Hawkins, California’s first Black representative in Congress, and Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, Democrat of Minnesota.- Advertisement – The original legislation, intended to reduce inequality and poverty, would have provided a job for everyone who wanted to work. It was a forerunner of similar proposals today, including the federal job guarantee, a $15 minimum wage and the Green New Deal, which includes a right to living-wage work.A watered-down version of the Humphrey-Hawkins bill was passed in 1978 and did not guarantee full employment. At that point, a disappointed Dr. Ginsburg began her study of Sweden’s successful, sustained full employment policy. Dr. Ginsburg had retired as a professor of economics at Brooklyn College, where she specialized in labor and social welfare. She studied the public policy’s ramifications of full employment in the United States as well as in Sweden, and she received several awards from the U.S. Department of Labor.Full employment — defined as an economy in which anyone who wants a job can find one — has been part of the national conversation since the early 20th century.President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a strong proponent of full employment during the Depression. His hiring programs, including the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps, provided significant relief for many workers, but their temporary nature made them insufficient to achieve the long-term benefits that he had hoped for. It led to her book, “Full Employment and Public Policy: The U.S. and Sweden” (1983), which inspired progressives to examine the Swedish model and try to adopt parts of it to the United States.She also co-wrote, with two authors, a 1994 manifesto on full employment, “Jobs for All: A Plan for the Revitalization of America.” That work led to the creation of the National Jobs for All Coalition, now called the National Jobs for All Network, which promotes the idea that everyone capable of working has a right to a job. Dr. Ginsburg was a founding member.“Helen Ginsburg was a model of a scholar-activist whose research and writing, always informed by her engagement in the struggle for economic justice, was an inspiration and impetus to all who carry on that struggle,” Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, chair of the National Jobs for All Network, wrote in a tribute.Helen Lachs was born on June 25, 1929, in the Bronx. Her father, William Lachs, was a haberdasher. Her mother, Anna (Riegelhaupt) Lachs, was a homemaker.She grew up in Bayside, Queens, and received her undergraduate degree in economics from Queens College and a doctorate in economics from The New School.She married Nathan Ginsburg in the mid-1950s. He survives her, as does her brother, Sherman Lachs.last_img read more

WELPUT gets straight to the Point with £125m deal

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2019 Decatur County 4-H King and Queen Crowned

first_imgGreensburg, IN—The 2019 Decatur County 4-H King and Queen, Taylor Smith and Cole Fuel, were crowned last evening on the free stage to kick off fair festivities. The Decatur County Fair runs from now thru July 17 at the Decatur County Fairgrounds.Other members of the 2019 4H court include 1st runners-up Claire Soendlin and PJ Fisse, and  2nd runners-up  Bailey Tomson and Adam Fogg.last_img

Williams to captain Essequibo U-19 Inter-county squad

first_imgFORMER National Under-15 opening batsman Mark Williams has been appointed captain of the Essequibo Under-19 squad to contest this year’s inter-county tournament which is scheduled to start on Wednesday, May 17, in Georgetown.The squad also includes talented all-rounders Joshua Jones and Sheldon Charles, both having represented Guyana at the youth level.According to a release from the Essequibo Cricket Board, the squad was encamped at the ECB Hostel and was involved in three days of organised practice matches before their departure for the tournament, which will involve the three counties along with the national Under-17 team.The 15-man squad reads:- Mark Williams – captain, Sachin Persaud, Kurt Lovell, Adrian Campbell, Mark Ramsammy, Joshua Jones, Quinton Sampson, Beesham Moses, Leslie Allen, Sheldon Charles, Mahindra Persaud, Chanderpaul Mohabir, Kellen Davis, Joel Fortune and Azeem Habib.The manager is Loaknauth Persaud while Andy Ramnarine will serve as coach. (Elroy Stephney)last_img read more

Henry Schoonmaker emerges offensively to complement Nicky Galasso, Hakeem Lecky after slow start to season

first_img Published on March 17, 2015 at 12:14 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman While Nicky Galasso and Hakeem Lecky carried Syracuse’s first-line midfield offensively, Henry Schoonmaker lagged behind.Through Syracuse’s first four games, Galasso had 10 goals and two assists and Lecky five of each. Schoonmaker tallied just two goals and a lone helper as the other two were being credited for alleviating the defensive pressure put on SU’s starting attack.But since then, Schoonmaker has paced the unit, totaling five points in the last two games to complement the two other fifth-year seniors. He had two goals for No. 1 SU (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) in a comeback win over then-No. 16 Johns Hopkins on Saturday, and he’s begun to round out his defensive abilities as a midfielder with an emerging offensive prowess.“It’s great that he stepped up and made those shots today,” Orange head coach John Desko said on Saturday. “He’s been right on the edge and fortunately they dropped today for us.”With Syracuse trailing JHU by three in the second quarter, an open Schoonmaker received a pass from attack Dylan Donahue 15 yards away from the goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBlue Jays midfielder Michael Pellegrino stuck with Donahue and pointed for someone to guard Schoonmaker, but the SU midfielder took a crow-hop and unleashed a shot that found the left side of the net past diving goalie Eric Schneider.On the Orange’s next goal, Schoonmaker once again received the ball on a swing, but this time fed Randy Staats right outside the crease for an easy goal instead of shooting himself. The two goals were the start of a 7-0 run for the hosts.“I think it’s just teammates moving the ball well and the offense was starting to get in rhythm,” Schoonmaker said.Being the second fastest of SU’s first-line midfielders, Schoonmaker sometimes draws a long pole. It can hinder him at times since there’s less room to operate, and it’s created more chances for Galasso, who’s reaped the benefits of going against short-stick midfielders.On Saturday, though, Schoonmaker showed just how effective he can be when he is given the opportunity to attack against a short stick.With the Orange holding onto a one-goal lead against Hopkins in the fourth quarter, Schoonmaker cradled the ball with short-stick midfielder Phil Castronova defending him.He first juked left, faked right, then left Castronova in his tracks before bouncing the ball into the bottom-right corner as he leveled another defender in his tracks and looked down at him as the crowd erupted.“A lot of times the slide comes and then we’d pass to the backside and I’d be wide open to either dodge the guy or shoot,” Schoonmaker said. “The offense was getting in a flow, so that’s just the reason that I think I had a couple goals.”Schoonmaker may also be tasked with handling Duke midfielder Myles Jones on Sunday, and the Blue Devils’ All-American already has 45 points through eight games.But the defensive ability is something Schoonmaker already boasts, and now he’s starting to bring his repertoire full circle.Said Galasso: “Henry does a lot more than people know for us.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Former, current Badgers players react to Chryst’s hiring

first_imgFormer @BadgerFootball All-American and @dallascowboys lineman Travis Frederick on #badgers head coach Paul Chryst. pic.twitter.com/ltKTk1Lsfm— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) December 18, 2014 Former @BadgerFootball and current @Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien on new #badgers head coach Paul Chryst. pic.twitter.com/sRpQt2UYCV— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) December 18, 2014 Most people surrounding the Wisconsin football team knew that Paul Chryst would be named head coach Wednesday, but the news couldn’t be made official until Wednesday evening.When Athletic Director Barry Alvarez finally introduced Chryst at the news conference, the announcement drew high acclaim from former Badgers and current NFL players who played under Chryst. Among them were quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Scott Tolzien and offensive linemen Travis Frederick and Joe Thomas.Know who’s fired up to have Paul Chryst back with #Badgers? @DangeRussWilson http://t.co/pD1Jukb90n— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) December 18, 2014center_img Seven-time All-Pro Joe Thomas on new @BadgerFootball head coach Paul Chryst. #badgers pic.twitter.com/7dDl3T830F— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) December 18, 2014Chryst, who coached at UW-Platteville and spent his high school football days playing for the Platteville Hillmen, also received a warm welcome from Bo Ryan, who coached at UW-Platteville before becoming the Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach.Welcome back Coach Chryst! pic.twitter.com/4FnHzyBXn0— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) December 18, 2014Several current UW football players were also on hand at the introductory news conference, including Corey Clement and Derek Watt and weighed in on the rollercoaster that has been the last seven days.“Everything happens for a reason I believe,” Clement said of Andersen’s decision to leave UW. “He came into my home and he was open-armed. I can’t really hate him, the decision he made. Everything happens, so I’m just going to move on from there. It’s all about prepping for next year.“It was kind of confusing, shocking just somewhat of a disappointment. Just the way coach [Andersen] talks to his players, you feel so close to him. It was sad to see him go. I’m a man of my own. I’m just going to move on. I know my team is right behind me as well.”Watt added how shocking the Andersen’s decision was when he told the team last Wednesday afternoon, although he said the team is “just worried about winning the next game.”“We were just kind of caught off guard,” Watt said. “No one really knew what was going on. I didn’t have a short list by any means. I could care less who they brought in. I just want to play for someone who wants to be here.”But although the last week put Clement, Watt and the other players in a difficult spot, the quick turnaround with naming a new coach in just seven days shifted the morale for the better.“It’s all great. I’m happy that coach Chryst is actually here, so it’s kind of cool. It’s all bringing back smiles to me,” Clement said. “I was in a down period, but once I got a chance to actually reconnect with him, it kind of felt good to actually know that, from what I heard, he likes to run a lot first and pass second.”Chryst’s demeanor during his press conference also left a strong first impression on Watt.“Some of the things he said, it really meant a lot just to know how much he really cares about the players,” Watt said. “Coming back home … he’s really excited about it, and I think he truly is, and I look forward to working with him.”last_img read more

PSG on cusp of French title after Lyon lose 3-0 at Caen

first_imgParis St Germain are almost certain to retain their Ligue 1 title after second-placed Olympique Lyonnais’ 3-0 loss at Caen on Saturday left them six points behind with two games left.PSG, who demolished En Avant Guingamp 6-0 on Friday, have 77 points and a better goal difference (+45 to +38) than Lyon who were physically overwhelmed by struggling Caen.The home side’s Nicolas Benezet scored twice in four minutes before the break and Sloan Privat rounded off a comfortable win five minutes from time.Laurent Blanc’s PSG, who need a point to guarantee a third straight title, travel to Montpellier and host Stade de Reims while Lyon welcome Girondins de Bordeaux and visit Stade Rennes in the last two rounds of matches.”We deserve nothing, tonight we were devoured by Caen,” Lyon midfielder Steed Malbranque told Canal Plus.”We started too timidly. For the title, it’s over, now we have to focus on retaining that second place,” he added with his side six points ahead of Monaco who play on Sunday. On Sunday, fourth-placed Olympique de Marseille, who have 60 points, take on third-placed Monaco, on 65, eyeing a Champions League qualifying spot.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more

NBA Finals 2019: Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard praises team’s trust, load management

first_img Warriors’ Mark Stevens banned 1 year, fined $500K for shoving Kyle Lowry “It was good. When it got bad we ended up taking four or five games off,” Leonard told ESPN Friday. “If we didn’t do that, I wouldn’t be here right now for sure. I’m already favoring it. Yeah I mean, the way we laid out the schedule was good. I’m happy.” “If we didn’t do that, I wouldn’t be here right now for sure.”Kawhi Leonard tells @Rachel__Nichols that the Raptors’ load management plan for him helped in the long run. pic.twitter.com/KtyxtjBJi7— ESPN (@espn) June 7, 2019Leonard only played in 60 of the Raptors’ 82 games in 2018-19, but he’s arguably having his best playoff performance to date. Related News Warriors, Kevin Durant face reality he might not return in NBA Finalscenter_img Kawhi Leonard appreciates the confidence Toronto has had in him since it acquired him in a trade last year.The former Spurs star suffered a serious quad injury in the 2017 playoffs, which affected him throughout the following season. However once San Antonio traded Leonard to the Raptors last offseason, they trusted him enough to let him rest periodically throughout the year to avoid reaggravating the injury. He believes his load management in 2018-19 helped Toronto reach the NBA Finals. The 6-7 wing is averaging 30.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists through 21 postseason games and has helped Toronto secure a 2-1 advantage over the two-time defending champion Warriors in the championship series.The Raptors traded away their franchise player in DeMar DeRozan to acquire Leonard. While this was a huge risk and many thought it would result in a short, one-year rental of Leonard, their trust in him may convince him to sign a long-term deal when he enters free agency this summer.last_img read more

2 drivers charged for causing death

first_imgTwo drivers who allegedly caused the death of a Diamond, East Bank Demerara woman were on Friday charged with causing death by dangerous driving.Keith Hollingsworth, 47, of Linden and Ron Walker were jointly charged for causing the death of Samsonisha Batterlamo by driving dangerously on August 21, 2017.It is alleged that they respectively drove motorcar PJJ 8918 and motor lorry GGG 9877 in a dangerous manner, thereby causing the woman’s death.Walker failed to appear in court on Friday, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.In Hollingsworth’s presence, the court heard that the deceased had just left the Diamond Diagnostic Centre in a taxi when it collided with the two defendants’ vehicles, as they were said to be overtaking the car in which she was travelling.Hollingsworth has been placed on $200,000 bail, and is expected to report to the Ruimveldt Police Station on a weekly basis. His passport also has been lodged with the court.The case will continue on February 13.last_img read more

Spring runoff this Sunday

first_imgBy Energeticcity.ca staff The ‘Spring Runoff’ road race and walk is set for this Sunday.- Advertisement -The annual event features both competitive and recreational runs and walks, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation.Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the races start at 10 a.m.Check out the previous story for more information.last_img