The Mayday Foundation Announces Partnership with Parenting Coach, Emily McMason

first_imgFacebook96Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Mayday FoundationWhen a family’s life is turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis, there are many pieces to pick up. In Thurston and Grays Harbor Counties, families are able to turn to The Mayday Foundation for immediate, practical financial support.  Now, this assistance extends beyond getting help with paying household expenses and into the emotional side of being a parent while coping with cancer.“My time with The Mayday Foundation families is an important way to be a part of our community response to caring for those affected by cancer,” said Emily McMason. Photo courtesy: The Mayday Foundation“Along with financial assistance, The Mayday Foundation now includes a complimentary session with parenting coach, Emily McMason,” explained founder and executive director, Amy Rowley.  “We are able to expand our support of the family past paying rent and mortgages and delivering gas and grocery cards and allow each family to access Emily’s vast knowledge of parenting techniques. Parenting advice and coaching is critical since most families have not coped with a health care crisis of this magnitude.”Emily McMason, who holds a masters degree in education from Harvard University, is also a mother of two children being raised in Olympia. “A healthy community is one in which we reach out and care for one another. It matters to me to give back to the community in which I live, work and raise my children. My time with The Mayday Foundation families is an important way to be a part of our community response to caring for those affected by cancer,” said McMason. “My passion for parents and children makes working with The Mayday Foundation a natural connection.”“Emily’s generous donation of time means local families can gain the emotional support they need to cope with cancer and still be the parent they want to be to their children,” added Rowley.  “The first concern, when a parent is diagnosed with cancer, is ‘will my kids be ok, will they be able to recover from this upheaval?’ Providing access to a trained, professional parenting coach rounds out The Mayday Foundation’s support.”For example, parents may choose to talk with Emily about processing the news, adjusting to new normals, redefining family balance and boundaries, help with understanding the reactions of those you love or imagining the family with a post-cancer perspective.“A cancer diagnosis isn’t simply about our health—it is about our whole life,” added McMason in summary. “Our parenting role doesn’t stop when cancer becomes a part of a family’s life—instead it gets more complex. Spending time with families as they navigate these new spaces is an incredibly meaningful way for me to give back to my community. It’s an honor to work with The Mayday Foundation families and provide emotional support as well as practical tools for parenting as they cope with cancer.”To connect with Emily McMason, visit the Evolving Parents website or call 360-951-0563. Coaching is available to individuals, couples or whole families.To keep up with how The Mayday Foundation is making an impact in Thurston and Grays Harbor counties, visit www.maydayfoundation.org or follow the non-profit organization on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.last_img read more

Red Bank’s ‘Couch to 5K’ Running Program Takes First Steps

first_imgby John BurtonRED BANK – For Red Bank Parks and Recreation Director Charlie Hoffmann, the aim is simple: no matter how sedentary they have been, those who signed up for his running program can start moving and get healthier.“It’s my hope it’ll plant the seed,” in the participants and they’ll continue on this fitness journey, Hoffmann said of his program “Couch Potato to 5K,” which kicked off this week.Hoffmann, who is relatively new to the Red Bank job, has conducted similar programs for about nine years, in Fair Haven, where he had previously worked as rec director, as well as in Manalapan and in South Carolina.His program is along the same lines as a national one called “Girls on the Run” and the idea is pretty simple, Hoffmann maintained—finding people’s comfort level, getting them off the couch and getting them to remain active. “It’s both an action and life enrichment course,” he explained.For the first session on a cold Monday evening this week, 13 participants joined Hoffmann at East Side Park, at the Mechanic Street/Harrison Avenue intersection, where Hoffmann told the group what to expect when they meet on Wednesdays and Mondays, from March through June.After a joke-filled introduction to the group, Hoffmann tells them to “run at a comfortable level and if you need to walk, you walk.” The idea being, he said, to extend the distances over time, “So it’ll be more running than walking,” as time progresses.Ultimately, Hoffmann hopes to have participants shape up sufficiently to be able to take on a 5K run in June.Before they start Hoffmann has them take a deep breath and give a U.S. Marine-style grunt. The grunt is for a reason, but he won’t tell them until later in the training season.Debbie Graf said she joined “Because I am a couch potato…I needed to get in shape.”Along with that, “I wanted to see who was doing it,” and was pleasantly surprised to see a neighbor had joined.Joining her, too, was Graf’s husband, John McCracken, who is already a regular runner, figuring he’d provide moral support as well. McCracken acknowledged he had already run 6 ½ miles after work before joining Graf for this program. “I’ll probably cramp up before I finish here,” he kidded.“The hardest part is done,” Hoffmann told them. “You’re here,” and are starting the program.James Scavone, executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter, the local business coalition, decided to get involved. “I’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time,” and thought getting more exercise would help, he said.The group did a series of stretches and some brief walk-run combinations for short distances for the first outing. Hoffmann reminded everyone that “Running is a little like making love.” He let that sink in before explaining, “You don’t have to be good at it to enjoy it.”“Anyone out of breath? In pain?” he asked afterwards. “That’ll change. It’ll go away,” as the sessions progress, he promised.Claudia Ferreira, a municipal employee, said she regularly exercises but conceded “I do better with a plan.”“It was fun,” she said of the first session and looked forward to continuing.“My real reason is really to get heart healthy and lose weight,” explained Doreen Hoffmann (no relation to Charlie), who also works for the town. She found the session “non-intimidating” and credited Charlie Hoffmann for setting the comforting tone.She’s not interested in being a serious runner but, “I feel however I end, jogging, walking, running,” she noted, “it’s pushing me to obtain a goal.”“My hope is that at some point maybe someone will come back to me and say ‘I’m running in the Boston Marathon,’” Charlie said. “I hope they stick with it.”There is still time to sign up. But that window is closing as the group continues with its twice weekly training, getting in shape, Hoffmann explained.The program costs $30 and participants get a T-shirt, the sessions and “homework” instructing different exercises and other activities members can do between trainings.For more information, call the borough Parks and Recreation Department, 732-530-2782.last_img read more

Taylor uses big stick to claim Champion Lakes stop on Zone One West Kootenay Juinor Golf circuit

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThere’s another Taylor making waves on the golf circuit, albeit the Zone One West Kootenay Junior tour.But a win is a win wherever you play.Nolan Taylor, the brother of Portland State sensation Lauren Taylor, used his superior ball-striking to edge Tanner Kopan of Christina Lake to capture the Champion Lakes title Saturday outside Fruitvale.Both players finished the 18-hole tourney with 3-over 75 scores. However, Taylor blasted a long drive down the par-five playoff hole to beat the Christina Lake golfer to the cup.Kopan did manage to top the 17-18 division ahead of Kevin Bennett of Redstone in Rossland.Tyler McKay won the 15-16-division. However, the Rossland/Trail golfer thought he had bigger fish to fry until a double bogey on the 18th hole took him out of contention for the overall prize with a 76.Brenan Moroney of Rossland/Trail finished second with Garrett Underwood from Champion Lakes third.  Braden McKay continued winning ways edging Dugan McInnes from Nakusp in the 13-14-division. Nolan Renwick of Granite Pointe was third.Sunday in Creston Bennett outlasted the field of 33 players to claim the overall low gross title ahead of Tyler McKay.Bennett finished with a 27-hole score of 114, two strokes ahead of McKay.Third overall was Kopan followed by Aaron Jenkins of Radium Hot Springs and Underwood, finishing six shots behind the winner.Rounding out the top ten was Moroney, Braden McKay, Jordan Hoodikoff, Tepper Cole of Cranbrook and MacKenzie Field of Christina Lake.The field was cut to 15 players after 18 holes with the top players playing an additional nine holes.Hoodikoff earns victory in CastlegarJordan Hoodikoff of Christina Lake fired a 3-over-par 75 to claim the Castlegar stop on the Zone One West Kootenay Junior Golf Circuit in May.Kevin Bennett of Redstone finished one shot behind Hoodikoff while Tanner Kopan of Christina Lake shot a 77.Brenan Moroney and Tyler McKay of Rossland/Trail finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with Alex Rugg of Champion Lakes, Braden McKay of Rossland/Trail, MacKenzie Field of Christina Lakes, Amber Arnold of Castlegar and Nathyn McInnes of Nakusp rounding out the top ten.Granite Pointe golfers Nolan Taylor (12th), Carson Arcuri (16th), Nolan Renwick (16th) finished out of the top ten.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

NCAA allows Division I coaches to spend more virtual time with athletes

first_imgCoaches can only spend eight virtual hours a week with student-athletes, according to a press release from the NCAA. They must only participate in “nonphysical countable activities” which can include film review, chalk talks and team meetings, according to the same press release.  “This change not only allows coaches to continue to educate their student-athletes but also fosters the connectivity that comes with team-based activities,” said M. Grace Calhoun, the Council chair and athletic director at Penn.  On Thursday, the NCAA announced its Council Coordination Committee voted to allow Division I coaches in all sports to have more virtual connection with their teams. This policy will take effect starting on Monday, April 20 and last until May 31. center_img The NCAA is also requiring student-athletes to be given at least one day a week off without any nonphysical countable activities.last_img read more

Gilas battles China

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’ve always believed that the best way to prepare for a game is to completely be in the present,” Reyes said in the report. “It’s the now that’s going to be important.”The Filipinos hope to use speed to offset China’s edge in size, with Gilas having a fleet-footed backcourt led by Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo.Save for the absence of Blatche and Fajardo, the Philippines is being represented by possibly the best team it could cull, unlike the Chinese and Iran, who are saving their best players for the World Cup Qualifying starting in November.Gilas and China are bracketed with Iraq and Qatar in Group B and to keep on playing, would need to win at least once in the first round.Each group topnotcher will automatically make it to the quarterfinals, while Nos. 2 and 3 will advance to a qualifying round for the quarters.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Key game up for national squad LATEST STORIES View comments 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teen gunned down in Masbate Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netA Gilas Pilipinas side that is definitely wanting in size gets its Fiba Asia Cup bid going, clashing with defending titlist China Wednesday at Mouhad Nawfai Stadium in Beirut, Lebanon.With Andray Blatche refusing to go and June Mar Fajardo injured, the Filipinos are the definite underdogs in their 6:30 p.m. (Manila time) clash with the Chinese, who had taken just four players from their team that played in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Oympics but still loom as one of the teams to beat in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Christian Standhardinger has taken over the place of Blatche on short notice, and there will be a lot that the6-foot-8 Filipino-German would need to do in order to make Gilas competitive in the continental championship.The Philippines finished second in the last two editions of the Fiba Asia, the first happening in 2013 in Manila and two years ago in Changsha, Hunan province in China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Iran won the 2013 event, while the Chinese literally maximized homecourt edge two years later to beat the Filipinos in a close contest.Coach Chot Reyes doesn’t want his players to be thinking about that for this game, but was quoted as saying by a TV5 report that “it’s human nature,” for players to recall what happened then. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Pre-election, Election Day and post-election day fraud

first_imgDear Editor,Various methods were used in the past to rig elections. These can be classified as pre-election fraud, Election Day fraud and post-election fraud.In the pre-election, it’s about the selection of the GECOM Head, delaying of elections, the padding of the voters’ list with persons not eligible to vote and disenfranchising of voters by names not on the voters’ list or because of errors. In the past, there was the fraudulent use of proxy, postal and overseas voting. During the election there is seizure and tampering of the ballot boxes, multiple voting by PNC members and supporters, ejection of polling agents, intimidation of voters, failure to use the electoral ink on the fingers of PNC supporters, large-scale use of the army and thugs to perpetrate several acts of violence to scare voters away, and failure of Police to prevent violations of the law.The post-election period sees undue delays in the vote counts and refusals to re-count close results as in the one-vote difference in Region Eight which would have probably given the one seat to the PPP/C. The rigging arsenal of the PNC has no shortage of ammunition.However, in the last Local Government Elections (LGE), the PNC became complacent or probably attempted to gauge its popularity and thus felt that there was no need to activate its rigging machinery which since 1985 was oiled and placed in storage.We have also seen that it was a strategy of the PNC in the past to postpone the holding of elections to facilitate rigging and from the various GECOM-aided delaying tactics currently being employed, it is pellucid that the PNC-controlled coalition feared a massive defeat at the General Elections if they are held as constitutionally due by March 21. They have not only failed to deliver on their campaign promises but they have eroded the economic gains made by the PPP/C Government who had inherited a bankrupt economy from the same PNC in 1992. Hordes of the coalition’s own supporters have now rejected them and in just over 3 years, the PNC’s partner in crime, the AFC, has completely disintegrated except for the few hustlers and thieves who remained.In the last LGE, the AFC tried in vain to be ‘fit and proppa’ to effect its own brand of electoral fraud but sadly this later became exposed by the results of the LGE itself when they got far fewer votes than the number of their backers’ lists. On the other hand, the PNC became shell-shocked by its LGE demolition and was later blasted by Amna’s ricochet “bring it on” boast. Both the PNC and the AFC have now realised that they are two losers who can complement each other, with the AFC continuing its subservient role.It is evident that the pre-election rigging process is activated and that these delaying tactics are only meant to give the PNC enough time to put its entire rigging apparatus in place. However, this should not be allowed to happen since Article 106 of the Constitution has made it clear that Elections must be held within the 90-day period and the High Court’s decision has supported this. Many arguments have been proposed by the Leader of the Opposition and other prominent political commentators and reputable local and international organisations which support the holding of General Elections.Will the coalition risk the wrath of the local and international community to illegally remain in Government so that it could perpetuate a massive electoral rigging? They can, they have done it before!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor Region Sixlast_img read more

Bartica man released on $3M bail

first_img6M fraudThe gold dealer who defrauded a local bank of a total of $956 million was on Monday slapped with six counts of fraud.Saddiqi Rasul, the owner of SSS Minerals Trading Inc, who was accused of committing fraud at the local commercial bank made his first appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, where he denied the charges.Saddiqi Rasul making his way to the prisoners holding dock after the charges being readThe prosecution is contending that Rasul changed six cheques for a total of $956 million at the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) between March 21 and 24, 2017. The cheques were in the sums of $290 million, $96 million, $138 million, $89 million, $298 million and $45 million.The incident became public on Thursday last and within a few hours, the suspect turned himself in to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in the company of his lawyer.At the court on Monday, his lawyer, Sandil Kissoon, in a bail application, accused the Bank of negligence while noting that the Bank’s Manager did not follow protocol, a prerequisite of the Bank’s policy. The Bank’s Manager, however, is still on the run.On the other hand, Prosecutor Arvin Moore, in his objection to bail, informed the Court that the suspect may tamper with evidence and witnesses. Moore also noted that Rasul has a pending case for a similar offence.Rasul, a known fraudster, is believed to have robbed and conned several gold dealers of hundreds of millions of dollars. He presently has several lawsuits hanging over his head from clients that he took money from to purchase gold, but instead, fraudulently converted it to his own use.Since his arrest, members of the Major Crime Unit of the CID swopped down on several of the suspect’s offices and houses where they conducted searches, but came up empty-handed.The fraud was pulled off at GBTI’S office at Bartica. Based on reports received, Rasul deposited the money in cheques into his bank account at GBTI.The cheques were, however, from Citizens’ Bank, but the manager of GBTI went ahead and effect payment without the cheques being cleared.Guyana Times understands that several close associates of the suspect have arrested and have been assisting Police as the probe intensifies. One of those arrested is a worker at the office at Charity, Essequibo.Rasul will make his next court appearance on April 21 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

North Peace Light Horse Association hosting winter carnival tomorrow

first_imgThere will be a number of activities at the event including a campfire, sleigh rides, games, and food.Admission will be by donation with the proceeds going towards the SPCA.Further questions about the event can be directed to Stacy at 250-263-5574.- Advertisement –last_img

Exclusive – Walcott will have to fight for place after injury return, insists Arsenal legend

first_imgArsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has told talkSPORT that Theo Walcott will have to fight for his place in the Gunners side when he returns from injury.The winger has been sidelined since January after suffering knee ligament damage during the FA Cup third round victory over fierce rivals Tottenham.In his absence, Wenger has strengthened his attacking options with Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez providing stiff competition for a spot in the Gunners’ attack.And while Winterburn believes the England international may not fit straight back into the squad, he adds that Walcott is likely to become a key member of the squad again when he eventually returns to full fitness.“I’m not sure Walcott will come straight back into the side,” the former defender told Drivetime.“If you remember at the start of last season he was injured and came off the bench a lot and had a massive impact.“Eventually, though, he will come back into the team. Theo is a player I really like, he’s got genuine pace, his goalscoring ability is very, very good.“I think he’ll eventually come in on the right wing, and with Olivier Giroud out for a while it means Welbeck can play on his own up front, with maybe Sanchez going over to the left.“With that front three, that’s how I see Arsenal’s best formation going forward, even when everyone is fit.”last_img read more

‘Neymar will end up at Real Madrid’ – Legendary Barcelona star makes claim

first_imgBarcelona legend Rivaldo has admitted a transfer taking Neymar to Real Madrid will happen, it’s just a matter of when.The Brazil ace left the Nou Camp for Paris Saint-Germain last summer in a blockbuster £200million deal. Neymar celebrates winning the French Super Cup with Paris Saint-Germain. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Most Popular Premier League News The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won whoops Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker 1 Neymar’s future, despite being in the French capital for just one season, is already up in the air with Real Madrid interested in signing their rivals’ former star.And while Julen Lopetegui doesn’t seem likely to move for the 26-year-old just yet, the legendary Barcelona forward reckons it will happen eventually. SORRY possible standings center_img revealed Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? latest silverware What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “At the moment Neymar will stay at PSG, but from the comments I’ve heard I believe that, sooner or later, he’ll end up playing for Real Madrid,” said Rivaldo.“It’s evident that Ney will stay in France for another year. Although the transfer market is so crazy nowadays you never know what might happen.” How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion predicted How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings smart causal last_img read more