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),What were the specific threats? Why aren’t they stated here in this article?,I’m not a Democrat, but I’m willing to listen to any reasonable person no matter what affiliation. I have not seen the original post so I’m mildly curious to know what was said. I hope the lady is okay and starting to feel safer, she didn’t deserve threats of physical or mental harm if that is the case. People of all parties are just so angry and frustrated at the moment and everyone is dividing and closing their minds. The world will never be the same, and our freedom of speech is a joke, most of them are. Our constitutional rights were walked all over by the FED and anyone else telling us we have to wear masks and stand 6 feet away from each other. It’s been like kindergarten. And everyone obeyed, that’s the scary part.,Personally I am a Trump supporter yet I am a registered Democrat. I worked on both of President Obama’s campaigns as well as President Trump’s. Much like Ms. Cardinale I don’t let anyone, much less a political party, define my beliefs. The most defining belief Ms. Cardinale has is that Chautauqua County is under represented or lacking a voice in Albany. I met Ms Cardinale 2 or 3 years ago when she became the marketing and sales director of a major downtown business. She is both enthusiastic, intelligent and wants only the best for Chautauqua County.As for her opponent…I’ve known him since my return to Chautauqua County in 1992. Literally the only time I hear of or from him is during an election year asking for my vote. I believe that if we want to be heard…Ms. Cardinale is not only our best choice… she is our ONLY choice. Democratic State Assembly candidate Christina Cardinale.Image via Christina Cardinale For State Assembly / Facebook.JAMESTOWN – The Democrat candidate for Chautauqua County’s State Assembly seat is speaking out after she says she received threats of violence online.Christina Cardinale tells WNYNewsNow since launching her campaign she has received threats surrounding her supposed second amendment stance.“There seems to be a misunderstanding. I’ve received threats from individuals who are pro-second amendment,” says Cardinale. “I am also pro-second amendment. I grew up in a pro-gun household, with a parent who is an avid hunter. I was taught the necessary skills and knowledge for gun-ownership at a very young age.”Cardinale says her affiliation with the Democratic party has led to misinformation. She is now requesting patience and understanding from the community. “I identify as an independent Democrat. That may sound odd at first, but, ideologies are so divided right now, that’s the best way I can define myself,” furthered Cardinale. “I like to think independently. I don’t follow any politician blindly. I won’t base my decisions on partisanship. I’m interested in Chautauqua County’s best interest, not taking sides.”She added that some of the threatening messages contained references to socialism or politicians who identify as Democratic Socialists of America. Cardinale says that she is sad people jump to conclusions based on her political affiliation.“I think some assumptions are being made. I’m being compared to other political figures in the Democratic party,” said Cardinale. “I’m happy to ease the concerns of the community. I’m pro-gun. I’m not a socialist. I’m not going to infringe on the rights of Americans. I’m on your side. I’m not the enemy.”Cardinale called for peace among community members, stressing the importance of working together.“I want to work together and move Chautauqua County forward,” said Cardinale. “I politically challenge my opponent because I truly believe he has harmed our community for far too long. That’s the only challenge I’m interested in.”Cardinale said she has since sought advice from local law enforcement on how to react to the threats.She is running against incumbent Republican Assemblyman Andy Goodell in the fall general election.
Becky Gulsvig View Comments Becky Gulsvig is about to stick it to the man! The Broadway alum will enroll in the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest Main Stem hit School of Rock—The Musical on October 10 when she succeeds Mamie Parris in the role of disapproving girlfriend, Patty. Parris is set to play her final performance on October 9 before her previously reported move to the composer’s Cats, where she will assume the role of Grizabella on October 17.Gulsvig is fresh off playing Cynthia Weil in the first National Tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; she recently originated the role of Cinderella in the off-Broadway production of Disenchanted. Gulsvig made her Broadway debut in Hairspray as Lou Ann and went on to take over the role of Amber Von Tussle. She was in the original Broadway cast of Legally Blonde The Musical and later starred as Elle Woods in the first National Tour.Currently in performances at the Winter Garden Theatre, School of Rock is based on the 2003 film of the same name, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor. The show follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.The cast also currently includes Alex Brightman, Jenn Gambatese and Spencer Moses. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 School of Rock – The Musical Star Files Becky Gulsvig Related Shows Mamie Parris
According to a recent study by the Corporation for National and Community Service, volunteering among college students has increased by 20 percent in recent years. A renewed spirit of civic engagement is evident as more students demonstrate their compassion, commitment, and creativity by serving others all across the country, including the Green Mountain State. On February 11, 2008, the Corporation recognized four Vermont schools for exemplary community service. Norwich University, Castleton State and St. Michael’s Colleges and the University of Vermont were named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award are chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovativeness of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.Nicole DiDomenico, Director of the Office of Volunteer Programs at Norwich University is responsible for many of the programs the university was recognized for. “Colleges and universities are rated and ranked in a variety of ways, some of which are not necessarily in the best interests of the students, or the communities these institutions call home,” DiDomenico said. “I think it’s time more schools were evaluated on the basis of the total educational experience they offer, including what they’re doing for their communities, their country and our world as a whole.”Last year, a group of Norwich students came together to form the largest AmeriCorps volunteer student group in the state. Through the organization’s education award program, this group made community service an important part of their college experience by taking on a variety of community service projects, such as staffing the Northfield Boys and Girls Club. “I’ve been very lucky with the group from Norwich,” said Tony Moulton, Director of the Northfield Boys & Girls Club, “they’ve been incredible.”The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America, a program that supports service-learning in schools, institutions of higher education and community-based organizations. The Honor Roll is jointly sponsored by the Corporation, the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, USA Freedom Corps, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.”Earning this distinction is not easy,” said American Council on Education President David Ward. “But now each of these schools will be able to wear this award like a badge of honor.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Rashed Mian and Christopher TwarowskiDisgraced ex-Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke pleaded guilty to federal civil rights violations and conspiracy charges Friday for beating a suspect and ordering police to cover it up. Burke was arrested in December 2015 on allegations by federal prosecutors that he had beaten Smithtown resident Christopher Loeb while in police custody two years earlier and coerced police officials who had witnessed the beating to lie to investigators about what they’d seen. Appearing clean shaven, without his trademark mustache, in a dull green prison jumpsuit, Burke told U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Wexler in Federal District Court in Central Islip that he “willfully used force and slapped and hit the individual” causing bodily harm.“I plead guilty, your honor,” an emotionless Burke said before a packed courtroom.Government prosecutors said Friday had Burke’s case gone to trial it would have included 11 officers who would testify to the beating, with several also testifying to the cover up. Prosecutors also stated they are seeking 51 months of prison for Burke, who has no right to appeal that length unless Wexler approves additional time for the former police chief.Burke, who had originally denied the charges, had been held without bail since his arrest, with Wexler deeming him a danger to the community.Robert Capers, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, in a statement, chided Burke for violating “his oath and responsibilities as a law enforcement officer by exacting personal vengeance, assaulting a handcuffed suspect, and abusing his authority.” Federal investigators had long since alleged that Burke had assaulted and threatened to kill then-24-year-old Loeb while in police custody at the Fourth Precinct station house on Dec. 12, 2012. Loeb had stolen a duffel bag from Burke’s SUV that contained sex toys, pornography, Burke’s gun and ammunition belt, among other items. Investigators had also alleged Burke forced police present during the beating to lie to federal investigators.While Loeb was shackled in an interrogation room, Burke punched and kicked him, grabbing him by the ears, shaking him and declaring: “You want to steal from me?” according to court documents. He also threatened to give Loeb, a heroin addict, a “hot shot”—slang for a lethal overdose of the drug.Prosecutor James Miskiewicz said in December Burke’s porn was his “motivation for beating the hell out of Loeb.” Burke had retired in October amid reports of a federal investigation into the incident, enjoying an annual salary of more than $230,000 until then, along with a retirement payout of more than $430,000.Outside the courthouse, Loeb’s attorney Bruce Barket, who is representing him in a civil case regarding the assault, told reporters his client “feels vindicated by this,” explaining that Loeb “was treated with scorn for a number of years.”Burke’s admission “essentially proves our case,” he added.Also after the proceeding, one of Burke’s attorneys, Nancy Bartling, read a letter from Burke that says his guilty plea “reflects his deep desire to accept responsibility for his actions.”“[Burke] acknowledges his lack of judgement and failure in leadership,” she continued. “Under no circumstances will Mr. Burke be cooperating with the U.S. Attorney’s Office [or] the Suffolk County Police Department in any way.”“It’s a sad day for him, it’s a tough day for him,” added Burke’s other attorney, Joseph Conway, also suggesting that other officers involved in the conspiracy have either pleaded guilty or will do so soon. Nellin McIntosh, spokeswoman for the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, said she had no comment when asked about Conway’s statement. However, Capers, the US Attorney, said the investigation is ongoing, adding “we will seek to hold accountable anyone who violates another’s civil rights or attempts to obstruct justice.”Following Burke’s indictment in December, Capers left open the possibility of further arrests. “Stay tuned,” he told reporters. Suspicious LegacyBurke was just 14 years old when he took the stand as a witness for then-prosecutor, current Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota in one of the county’s most heinous and well-publicized crimes—the murder of 13-year-old John Pius, Jr., of Smithtown, whose lifeless body was discovered beaten and suffocated with rocks stuffed down his throat. Burke’s testimony helped convict four local teenagers for the slaying; one was later overturned. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Burke spent a year as a New York City police officer in 1985 before joining the Suffolk County Police in 1986 at 21, first as a patrolman in North Amityville and later as an undercover narcotics officer. He later spent a decade in the Suffolk district attorney’s office as chief investigator under Spota.Despite his meteoric ascent up the Suffolk County Police Department’s ladder, however—capped with his appointment as police chief in 2012 by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone—Burke has never been a stranger to controversy.The 30-year SCPD veteran was the subject of an Internal Affairs investigation in 1995 that concluded allegations he “engaged in a personal, sexual relationship” with “a convicted felon known to be actively engaged in criminal conduct including the possession and sale of illegal drugs, prostitution and larceny,” “engaged in sexual acts in police vehicles while on duty and in uniform,” and “failed to safeguard his service weapon and other departmental property” were “substantiated,” according to its report, first obtained by Newsday.Burke also came under fire in 2012, the same year as his crowning as police chief by Bellone, for his perplexing disbandment of the highly successful Suffolk County Police Department component of the FBI’s joint Long Island Gang Task Force—its dissolution the subject of a Press cover story “Turf War: Is SCPD Playing Politics By Leaving FBI’s LI Gang Task Force?”Yet instead of discipline, Burke repeatedly received promotions, with Bellone and Spota facilitating his rise through the ranks.
A special thank you to Sherry Mesh, Manager of London Jewelers, and Mario Gomez, Brand Ambassador for Chanel Fine Jewelry, for their gracious hospitality.This year’s Long Island Power Women in Business will be feted on Wednesday, May 9 from 6 to 9 pm at Leonard’s Palazzo, 555 Northern Boulevard in Great Neck. To learn more, or for tickets, call 718-224-5863, ext 227 or go to schnepscommunicationsevents.comClick here for photos of the event. Photos by Corazon Aguirre Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York London Jewelers, the Platinum Sponsor of the Long Island Power Women in Business event, hosted this year’s honorees at an exclusive meet-and-greet pre-event cocktail reception on Thursday, April 26.The room, full of dynamic women from various industries, learned about the history of Chanel, while surrounded by the beauty and luxury. Corazon_LJ_Chanel__4482 Image 1 of 12
by: Henry MeierAs someone who subscribes to the glass half-empty view of the U.S. economy, even I have to admit that Friday’s jobs report is a good indication that we will probably be seeing the Fed raise short term interest rates by the middle of this year.The most important number to look at in terms of the employment numbers are those that assess wage and workforce participation growth. On both of these fronts, the news was moderately encouraging. Average hourly earnings rose by $0.12 to $24.75 in January. This is encouraging if only because average hourly wages actually dropped by $0.12 in December. Over the last twelve months, wages have grown a tepid 2.2%, but at least it is headed in the right direction.As for my favorite statistic, the workforce participation rate, this increased to 62.9% in January, following a slight decline last month. Similarly, it’s actually a good sign that the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 5.7%. This means that more people are actually looking for work. Remember the unemployment rate just represents the number of adults actively looking for work. The more long term unemployed you have, the less reliable it becomes as an indicator of economic growth. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Dan Glessner“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”This quote from Edmund Burke, an 18th century British orator, politician, and philosopher, still rings true today… even within the new realm of mobile money. This blog post describes how understanding the past of mobile money will influence not only its present, but also help shape a more successful future.Learning from historyA new and detailed mobile money research report entitled, “An Empirical Examination of Why Mobile Money Schemes Ignite in Some Developing Countries, But Flounder in Most,” was published by David S. Evans and Alexis Pirchio through the University of Chicago Institute for Law and Economics. In researching mobile money initiatives within 22 countries for the past several years, the authors found that:Eight countries experienced “Ignition with Explosive Growth”Three countries experienced “Ignition with Weak Growth” continue reading »
It’s never easy to overhaul a time-honored practice, even if that convention might be flawed and the solution promises to reduce paperwork for all parties involved.Case in point: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s pending Integrated Disclosure Rule — a.k.a. “Know Before You Owe — which has caused much consternation in credit union circles.The rule, mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act but a long time in the making, requires credit unions to merge documents required under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).The integrated disclosure rule isn’t the only new rule credit unions must adapt to this year, but it’s the only significant federal regulation slated to go into effect in 2015 — and as such it has drawn intense scrutiny. Fortunately, credit unions learned in mid-June they’ll likely have two additional months to prepare, as CFPB announced it will introduce an amendment to delay the effective date to Oct. 3, 2015. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The NCUA will accept comments from credit union stakeholders on the proposed 2017–2018 budget at a briefing in October, Chairman Rick Metsger announced Wednesday at NAFCU’s annual conference.“As part of my commitment to implement continual quality improvement across all aspects of [the] NCUA’s operations, the agency will hold a briefing on the draft budget,” Metsger said. “This budget briefing will be more comprehensive than the briefings previously held by the agency. For example, we will release more details on the proposed budget before the briefing, so stakeholders can review and analyze the information before they participate.”Everyone who participates in the budget briefing will be heard, Metsger said, but the NCUA board still has the responsibility to make a final decision on expenditures to fulfill its mandate under the Federal Credit Union Act to protect the safety and soundness of the credit union system, the NCUSIF and the more than $1 trillion of members’ accounts. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Livingston tells 12 News that the claims against him in the report are not true. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton City Council released the results of an investigation into an unauthorized internship facilitated by Dan Livingston, a former city councilman. Livingston also says that no laws or ethics policies were broken. UPDATE: The findings of the report are listed below: Livingston is no longer a member of city council. Multiple attempts by the investigator to set up an interview with Mr. Livingston were unsuccessful Despite an internship requirement of 300 hours of relevant work, less than 40 hours were documented Other completed work, including notations such as “plan of attack” and issues regarding the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant, appears to be completely unrelated to any internship documents.At an October 21, 2019 City Council Work Session, Mr. Livingston admitted that he knew there had to be a formal internship process through City Council to have him work with an intern. He also admitted he never brought the issue of hiring an intern to the City Council for its approvalMr. Livingston admitted the intern did campaign work for him during the time of the internship, but that the time she expended on the campaign did not count toward her internship “Mr. Livingston did violate City Council procedures by failing to present the matter of working with interns to the City Council for consideration and approval.” (pg. 8) “Then Councilman Livingston improperly entered into an MOU on behalf of the City.” “Mr. Livingston has claimed that the internship was with him personally and not the City Council. However, this directly contradicts the MOU which clearly states the internship is with the Binghamton City Council, and calls into question Mr. Livingston’s credibility with respect to this particular matter.”“The fact that the Councilman did not acknowledge the student was his intern for several months lends credence to the finding that he knew he was working with an intern in a manner that was not consistent with the City’s policies and procedures.” According to the report, Livingston violated city council policies. He says he was willing to participate but never heard back from the people conducting the investigation. “The results of this report are clear — Mr. Livingston used his elected position to create an unauthorized paid internship for one of his campaign staffers. He did not disclose the internship despite being informed of the process on multiple occasions, including before he took office and in his first weeks on Council.” In a statement sent to 12 News, City Council President Thomas A. Scanlon said the following: BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Former Binghamton City Councilman Dan Livingston responded to the city’s report about him. Scanlon also said city council will “advance additional ethics training” and “establish intern procedures.” —–