Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.” A common thread among 2018’s Outstanding Citizens is their ability to pull far more than their share. Some made news headlines during the year, while others toiled in anonymity, their good works visible only to those standing near. All have made a difference. Three were central figures in unraveling the childhood sex scandal that enveloped the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo: Michael F. Whalen Jr., whose public allegations of abuse by the Rev. Norbert F. Orsolits helped other survivors to come forward; Siobhan M. O’Connor, a whistleblower who is former executive assistant to Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone; and Paul L. Snyder III, a prominent local businessman and longtime deacon who was the first clergyman to call for Malone’s resignation. During a year of anguish for the church, Sister Mary McCarrick, … [Read more...] about Outstanding Citizens: 8 who have done more than their fair share
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Keith Matheny Detroit Free Press Published 11:52 AM EST Feb 5, 2019 A top Treasury official and former "Up North" resident of Michigan is President Donald Trump's choice to become the new leader of the World Bank, a powerful, international financial coalition working to boost global development and reduce poverty. David Malpass, undersecretary for international affairs in the Treasury Department, grew up in the northwestern Lower Peninsula, in Charlevoix County. "I was raised in East Jordan, a small town in northern Michigan," Malpass said during a Senate Committee hearing on his Treasury appointment in June 2017. "My great-grandfather started an iron foundry there in 1883 that was expanded by my grandfather, my father, and the cousins I grew up with. The East Jordan Iron Works, now called EJ Co., is a fifth-generation foundry which still prides itself on productivity, hard work, good-paying jobs, and strong communities." Trump's choice of Malpass as … [Read more...] about Trump to nominate David Malpass as World Bank president
A green wave hasn’t quite swept the banking industry in the U.S. yet but a few pioneers are blazing new trails for sustainability-oriented depositors. Credit: Artem Bali, Pexels. Dear EarthTalk: After reading an EarthTalk piece on climate divestment, I’m looking to switch my checking and savings accounts to an environmentally friendly bank. Any ideas? – Bill Kim, Troy, NY Few of us think about how our banking affects the environment but, in reality, putting your money with a green-minded financial institution may be one of the best things you can do to help conserve land, protect air and water, save endangered wildlife and mitigate climate change. Banks (owned by shareholders) and credit unions (owned by the customers) lend and invest some of the deposited funds they are holding, which is how they’re able to pay interest back to you. A bank or credit union that limits its investments to sustainability-oriented companies and institutions is well on its way to … [Read more...] about Looking to switch my checking and savings accounts to an environmentally friendly bank
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In New York | ‘I’m Petitioning … for the Return of My Life’ When Phyllis Funke hit bottom, the court appointed a guardian to prop her up. The remedy is like prison, she said. But “at least in prison you have rights.” For Ms. Funke, every item in her apartment has a purpose or a story. But when the building called it hoarding, it started her on the road to guardianship. Now she can’t get out. Credit Credit Lily Landes for The New York Times Supported by ByJohn Leland Dec. 7, 2018 The last weeks that Phyllis Funke could legally make decisions for herself, she climbed into bed, planning to stay there for a while. It was the end of 2016 and she felt disillusioned with the election and wounded by her brother’s recent move to Texas. She wasn’t considering suicide, she said. She just needed to go … [Read more...] about ‘I’m Petitioning … for the Return of My Life’
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.