Leaders must speak out against intolerance

first_imgFor example, Donald Trump claimed he couldn’t be anti-Semitic because his son-in-law is Jewish and his daughter converted to Judaism. However, when he didn’t unequivocally condemn the neo-Nazi activities in Charlottesville, Va., he was giving the group his tacit approval.It’s not sufficient to claim that you are a “good person” when you remain silent in the face of injustice.If you don’t speak out against white-supremacists and Neo-Nazis, then you may be giving them comfort. If you don’t clearly separate yourself from a group that supports, or gives a platform to, hate groups, then you are providing assistance to these groups.During these trying times, I want my political leaders to be strong and courageous and to speak out loud and clear in opposition to intolerance.Roberta SteinerNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion During these times, when hate and intolerance are promulgated at the highest levels of government, it’s not enough to say that one’s family is multi-ethnic and multi-religious, and, therefore, you couldn’t be prejudiced against racial and religious minorities.If you don’t speak out against hate and intolerance, it could be interpreted that you endorse hate and intolerance.last_img read more

Angels’ Mike Trout is day to day after a procedure to address foot pain

first_imgANAHEIM — Mike Trout, who has been bothered by a soreness on the bottom of his right foot for about a month, on Monday got some answers and some treatment.Trout has a neuroma, a condition in which tissue builds up around a nerve and causes pain. He was treated with a cryoblation, in which extreme cold fluid is injected to deaden the tissue in the area.All of that sounds worse than it is. The Angels and Trout both said they expect him to be able to play in a few days.“It feels good,” Trout said. “Just taking today (off). See how it feels tomorrow.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter He was the designated hitter on Aug. 17 and he did not play the next day. Trout was then improved enough to play all four games in three days in Texas, including playing 20 innings in center field during a doubleheader with an extra inning game on Aug. 20.He got another day off on Aug. 28, just before a team off day. Trout then continued to play through last week’s series in Oakland, although his foot was packed in ice after Thursday afternoon’s game in Oakland.On Friday night, he started but had to come out of  the game early. He didn’t play on Saturday or Sunday.“I’ve just been playing through it,” Trout said. “It had gotten to a point in Chicago in about the fourth inning where it was just, to a point where I couldn’t play. We got this done today, and hopefully, it makes it feel better.”Related Articles Trout is the heavy favorite to win his third American League MVP award this season, even if he misses time down the stretch. Trout is hitting .291 and he leads the league with 45 homers, a .438 on-base percentage and a .645 slugging percentage.ALSOTommy La Stella has had two days of live batting practice, and he’s continued to do defensive work, but he’s still feeling some discomfort in his right leg, which was fractured in July. La Stella said he’s not sure when he’ll be able to come back. “Hopefully we’re getting closer,” he said. …Cam Bedrosian, who is on the injured list with a right forearm strain, has begun playing catch again. Ausmus said Bedrosian needs to throw off a mound a couple times before he can be activated, but he expects that to happen sometime in the season’s final weeks.UP NEXTAngels (LHP José Suarez, 2-5, 6.45 ERA) vs. Indians (RHP Zach Pleasac, 7-6, 3.98 ERA), Tuesday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Manager Brad Ausmus said Trout could play by the Wednesday, and he said he’d be “shocked” if Trout wasn’t playing by the end of the week.Ausmus said the Angels and Trout have been assured that Trout can do no more damage by playing through it. It’s just a matter of controlling the pain. Once the season is over, Trout might need to have a more significant procedure to correct the issue.“We’ll see,” Trout said. “It doesn’t go away unless you get it taken out. We’ll see where it goes.”Trout said he has no idea what caused this issue, but he’s been feeling it off and on for about a month.“It’s like a nerve thing, so it’s like a shooting pain in my foot, toe area,” he said. “I’ve played through some soreness, but when it gets flared up – once it flares up, it don’t go away. It calms down at night, but once you do baseball activity it flares up again. It’s just tough. I obviously want to be out there. This procedure today, they say it helps it so we’ll see how it goes.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more