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Jamestown Resident Announces State Assembly Campaign

first_imgJAMESTOWN – Christina Cardinale announced Saturday her Democratic candidacy for New York State’s 150th Assembly District, where she will face incumbent Republican Assemblyman Andy Goodell in this fall’s election.“I’m both humbled and honored regarding the nomination,” says Cardinale. “The current state of the world is alarming, but, I see this as a momentous opportunity to help our county. We can come back from this. We can move forward. We can fix what’s broken.”Born to a working-class family, Cardinale says she has a passion for improving her community. Cardinale is adamant about productive measures to assist the citizens of Chautauqua County.“Before the pandemic, our county’s poverty rate was at 18.5%,” says Cardinale. “Female-led households with children have a poverty rate of 50%. 12% of people under 65 did not have health insurance. We were in distress long before the threat of a global crisis.” Cardinale stresses the importance of preemptive safety measures during the pandemic. She also prioritizes bold advocation for the county afterwards.“We need to fight for the working-class, we’re the backbone of society. We need someone who will battle the struggle, because they’ve lived with the struggle,” says Cardinale. “We need better representation in Albany. Let me be the person to fight for Chautauqua County. Let me be your champion.”Moving forward, Cardinale wants to bring trust and transparency back to the political system. She plans to challenge politics on a fundamental level.“There are too many wealthy people in politics. They can only see the world from one point of view.” says Cardinale. “We keep recycling the same corrupt dynasty. It’s like a game of monarchy musical-chairs,” Cardinale says. “‘Business as usual’ is killing us.”Cardinale plans to launch a social media-based campaign as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues.“I’ve made myself available to the public. It’s 2020. No more absent politicians,” she says. “I encourage everyone to ‘like’ the Cardinale For Assembly page via Facebook. You can also visit my website to get to know me better.”For more visit christinacardinale.com for Christina Cardinale’s campaign platform and donation information. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Jan. 21

first_imgGet yourself tested for cervical cancerJanuary is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) wants you to take action against cancer.Cervical cancer screening begins at age 21 and is covered under most health plans. But one key reason women don’t get screened is that it’s too difficult to take time off from work.HPV causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer and several other cancers. HPV vaccine prevents about 90% of HPV-related cancers, including cervical. The vaccine is recommended for boys and girls beginning at nine through age 26.CPiA works to increase cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination rates in our community. We help employers develop a paid time off benefit allowing employees time off for screenings such as cervical, breast, and colon cancers without having to use accrued time. Studies show this type of benefit is cost-effective; helps employers with a healthier, more productive workforce; lowers direct medical, workers’ compensation and disability costs; and has fewer costs with recruitment and training of new workers.CPiA provides education about the importance of the HPV vaccine to health care providers, dental professionals, parents, and young adults. Since the HPV vaccine has been in use, HPV-related cancers have dropped 71% among young adult women.Learn more about the CPiA program, which is supported with funds from the state of New York and how you can take action against cancer, contact 518-770-6815.Kelsey CarpeAmsterdamThe writer is health education promotions coordinator, Community Cancer Prevention in Action of Fulton, Montgomery & Schenectady Counties.Everyone should reread Trump letterOn Jan. 17, the Gazette printed a letter by Mr. Don Demarco entitled “Trump rescued us from sleazy politics.” It is truly a letter worth rereading.I, for one, was impressed by Mr. Demarco’s sophisticated mastery of the gray area between good and evil in politics, his appreciation of nuance and, of course, his firm grasp upon, and analysis of, the whole host of relevant facts which bear upon the current political situation.I urge The Gazette to reprint the letter in full so that we, the unenlightened, can learn from Mr. Demarco’s stunningly lucid statement.Bill MacTiernanSchenectadyForgiving student debt raises issuesBased on a Jan. 6 column on Betsy DeVos (“Why is it so hard for DeVos to offer relief to students?”) I would ask, is the forgiveness of a debt an act of kindness, relief from the pressure of predatory lenders, a way to make life easier on the borrower that got in over their head, or simply another way for the IRS to declare the debt relief as income to the borrower and tax it as such?Just because it’s student debt doesn’t really differentiate it from any other debt at all. You can argue they were trying to build their future, but isn’t that the same as defaulting on a loan to start a business and having the lender forgive your debt? They are both for building a future.Here’s an example: Let’s say I own a business, buy a building and rent out my business to myself under another corporate name. I charge rent to myself, but in the course of a year things didn’t go as expected and I decided not to pay the rent. I then decide to forgive myself of the debt and move on. No money has ever changed hands, yet it becomes income to me on my tax return.Why should it be any different for student debt? In my opinion it shouldn’t. However, could this be part of the ramifications of forgiving student loans and what is making the whole issue so complicated? There’s more to this issue than meets the eye.Bob BeliveGlenville Regarding the Jan. 15 Gazette article “NAACP calls for city to employ diversity training.” We notice that nowhere in this article is the full name of the NAACP spelled out. Is that because “National Association for the Advancement of Colored People” contains the very phrase at the heart of the current controversy embroiling the City Council?It is ironic, if not downright hypocritical, that Councilman John Polimeni is being lambasted for almost-but-not-quite saying “colored people” while actually lauding the council’s diversity as a positive development. He quickly corrected his verbiage, to no avail.In the meantime, perhaps that venerable organization should consider changing its name to “National Association for the Advancement of People of Color.” At the very least, this would avert misunderstanding among the ill-informed, and tidily bring the nomenclature in line with the tenor and temper of the times.Mike FoleyRotterdamRestore Crosstown blood donation siteI was a long-time blood donor, giving 20-1/2 gallons. I quit giving because they closed the donor office in the Crosstown Plaza. I have to stop one medication for 30 days before I give. I need a stable time and place. That is why I don’t give, as I now have to go to different places and I never know when or where. My wife and I would preregister when we gave blood that way. We gave five or six times a year. A lack of giving may be your own doing.David CaseScotiaArena football can still thrive in AlbanyOn Aug 21, 1999, my friends and I were among some 13,000 Albany Firebirds fans cheering them to victory in Arena Bowl XIII. Little did we know that would be their next-to-last season in Albany.The Arena Football League of the early 2000s could never leave well enough alone and had to move any remaining mid-level market teams to major markets, in the quest for the almighty dollar.The Firebirds’ ill-advised move to Indiana came to their inevitable folding in 2004. Meanwhile, we waited 18 years for the return of top-level arena football.And after two years … poof. It was a sad, but predictable end for the AFL. But to those current and prospective sports franchise owners in the Capital Region, I ask, why let Albany’s arena football history die with the AFL?The National Arena League is an East Coast league with seven teams, including former AFL teams in Jacksonville and Orlando. There is even a team in Worcester. Just a thought.Any takers?Michael FondacaroAlbanyGrateful for donors adopting soldiersOn behalf of the non-profit Operation Adopt A Soldier (OAAS), my sincere thanks to all who donated during the run-up to the holiday season. Your concern and love for our troops represent the best in America, and everyone should be proud they brought them some Christmas cheer.We sent more than 1,000 comfort kits to soldiers so they’d arrive before Christmas, and each included a greeting card from area residents — from young students to senior citizens.We informally adopted sailors on a U.S. battleship, whose commanders via social media said the ship couldn’t find even basic necessities at their ports of call. We sent everything from cases of toilet tissue to toothpaste and toothbrushes to snacks, food, games and sports gear.It would be impossible to list all the caring citizens, businesses, organized groups, schools and others that donated.For example, Walmart on Route 9 in Queensbury, in cooperation with OAAS sponsor Nemer Ford, graciously allowed our volunteers to twice collect money and material donations from shoppers. Every donation was accompanied with a smile, holiday wishes and a thank you from the donors. It was especially touching to see parents provide their children with a teachable moment.A special thank you to the Gansevoort post office branch for collecting packages and sending them on a timely basis.Please continue helping OAAS in its year-round effort on behalf of our soldiers, because we’ll be here “until they all come home.”Cliff SeguinSaratoga SpringsThe writer is founder and chairman of OAAS. More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristscenter_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionNAACP needs to update its namelast_img read more

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Ian Wright reacts to ‘beautiful’ Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang behaviour

first_imgIan Wright reacts to ‘beautiful’ Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang behaviour Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Mar 2019 1:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementcenter_img Aubameyang and Lacazette have scored 34 goals between them this season (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright has heaped praise on Arsenal strike duo Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, branding their interaction with one another against Manchester United on Sunday as “beautiful”.The Gunners beat the Red Devils in impressive fashion on Sunday, with the latter of the two strikers scoring the club’s second goal from the penalty spot to secure a 2-0 win.However, before the penalty, Lacazette gave his team-mate a little encouragement and asked him to forget the other recent high-pressure spotkick his missed against Tottenham a week earlier.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The way Lacazette gave the penalty to Aubameyang and gave him that little speech about taking that and scoring, what what it will do for him, it was a beautiful thing to see,’ Wright said on his YouTube channel.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Last week after the Tottenham game, people were saying Aubameyang should be sold because he missed a penalty against Tottenham. And now this week he’s score a goal against Manchester United from the penalty spot.‘Let’s face it, his demeanour in the way he took the penalty was exactly the same. It’s not like he was doing anything flash against Tottenham, that’s how he takes them.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘I’m very pleased with the outcome. I was very nervous about the game. Now all we have got to do is get behind the boys for Rennes.’Arsenal take on the Ligue 1 club in the Europa League on Thursday as Unai Emery’s side look to overcome a 1-3 aggregate scoreline.They then take on Newcastle on April 1 as they look to maintain their fourth spot in the Premier League.MORE: Wright praises Solskjaer for making Ozil ‘disappear’ against Man UtdWill Arsenal finish in the top four?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisementlast_img read more

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Wilwood Engineering marks 5th sponsorship season with awards in five IMCA divisions

first_imgCAMARILLO, Calif. (Feb. 10) – Five is the number to note this year for IMCA marketing partner Wilwood Engineering. The Camarillo, Calif., manufacturer of high-performance disc brake systems marks its fifth season as an IMCA sponsor in 2015 with awards for drivers in five divisions. Wilwood gives front brake rotors to the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod national champions. The IMCA Late Model national champion receives a set of front and rear wide five hubs. Second through fifth place finishers in all five divisions receive $100 product certificates. Awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet in November or mailed beginning the next week from the home office. More information about Wilwood products is available by calling 805 388-1188, on Facebook and at the www.wilwood.com website. “One critical aspect of racing safety is having confidence in your braking system and no one does it better than Wilwood Engineering,” emphasized IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We have the ultimate trust in their products and encourage our racers to place the same trust in quality Wilwood components for their race car.”last_img read more

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Perth defeat holds no fear for Kiwis

first_imgDavid Kidwell’s side were well beaten at nib Stadium by Mal Meninga’s Kangaroos, but Waerea-Hargreaves, returning after a three-year international exile, believes nothing should be read into that result ahead of Saturday’s (Sunday AEDT) Four Nations clash in Coventry.”We’ve put it behind us and this is a different game in a different country and we’ll certainly be better for the run after beating England,” the Sydney Roosters prop told AAP.”We know we didn’t play our best in Perth but for a lot of us it was a first hit-out in about six weeks.”Despite being the No.1 ranked team in the world and the reigning Four Nations champions, the Kiwis were largely written off by sections of the local media before their 17-16 win over the hosts.With the excitement surrounding Sam Burgess’ return and the appointment of Wayne Bennett as coach, confidence was high in England following the 2-1 series win over the Kiwis a year ago.But after the Shaun Johnson-inspired tourists spoiled the party Waerea-Hargreaves said there’s a belief coursing through a team that have made a habit of finding their best form for major tournaments.”We’ve been based in Leeds after being in London and we’ve had a great camp,” he said.”I really love Leeds, it’s a fun place to be based and as a group the boys are very close.”I think that was shown in that defensive effort against England, everyone just kept turning up for one another.”Australia are a great side but we’re pretty good as well and we know that if we’re at our best theres no reason why we can’t win.”last_img read more