Kolks named new Athletic Director at OA

first_imgOldenburg, IN—Oldenburg Academy is pleased to announce the selection of Patrick Kolks as the new Director of Athletics effective July 1.Kolks is a 2010 Academy graduate and has been the OA Assistant Baseball Coach for several years.  He returns to the Academy having worked most recently for Fidelity Investments Service Support Group.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Thomas More College where he played baseball throughout his college career and also served in various campus leadership roles. Kolks and his wife Emily live in Lawrenceburg, IN.last_img

STAG Beer Guyana Carnival 7s ready to ignite GFC ground today

first_img… Ramps Logics shows supportONE of the Caribbean’s oldest sporting venue, Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground, will see one of the Caribbean’s oldest rugby clubs, STAG Trinidad Northern Rugby Football Club, in action when the second annual Guyana Carnival Sevens gets going from 13:00hrs today.The STAG Beer-sponsored club from the Twin Island Republic will have the Guyanese pair of Dane Parks and Ronald Myers in their line-up, and will come up against defending champions Pepsi Hornets, as well as Yamaha Caribs, Panthers and Guyana Police Force.With Guyana looking to regain their Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens title (in July) which they relinquished two years ago to Jamaica, the organisers of the event, Pepsi Hornets Rugby Club, believe that the Carnival Sevens provides the perfect platform for the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) to see some of the best talents on show.The Guyana Carnival Sevens is the first tournament in the game’s shortest format being held for the year and the prize money being offered places the competition amongst the most lucrative in the region.“I think we’ll see some really good rugby because Northern, a team that have always wanted to come to Guyana, said that they’re here to make a statement. We should understand the quality of their team with Dane Parks and Ronald Myers in their line-up but I also believe that the local teams, who also boosted their teams with overseas-based players, will try to keep that prize money in Guyana,” said Rawle Toney, vice-president of the Hornets Rugby Club and organiser for the event.According to Toney, today will be more than just rugby; it will be keeping with the ‘Carnival fever’ that has hit Guyana.Meanwhile, Ramp Logistics, one of Guyana’s leading providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management services, became the latest corporate entity to support the tournament, joining title sponsors Ansa McAl/STAG Beer, DDL/Pepsi and Guyana Lottery Company’s Let’s Bet Sports.last_img read more

NFL bans fan who flashed laser at Tom Brady during AFC championship, report says

first_img Related News NFL playoffs 2019: League to investigate reported laser flashed at Tom Brady vs. Chiefs The incident was brought to light by KMBC-TV reporter William Joy, who posted a video on Twitter that appeared to show a green dot flickering near Brady’s face.Our photographer, Turner Twyman, caught someone pointing what appears to be a laser pointer in Tom Brady’s face last night. Play between the “muff” that wasn’t and Sorensen int. @NFL, @Patriots and @Chiefs all told me they weren’t aware of the incident. pic.twitter.com/ejWBQ6i64C— William Joy (@WilliamKMBC) January 21, 2019The report noted the Kansas City police department initially planned to cite the fan with disorderly conduct before team officials urged authorities to push for what one source called “the harshest penalty possible” for the violation. “There’s a lot of pride in Kansas City, and we and our fans thought, ‘You don’t do that here,'” one Chiefs official told ESPN.Despite the incident, Brady guided the Patriots to a 37-31 overtime victory against the Chiefs to advance to Super Bowl 53.New England kicks off against Los Angeles at 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday. The fan who targeted Tom Brady with a laser during the AFC championship game against the Chiefs has been identified.According to ESPN, which cited league sources, the fan who shined a laser on the Patriots quarterback has been banned from Arrowhead Stadium for life and will face charges from the Kansas City district attorney.last_img read more

Hoffarth: Lakers’ wish list cheapened by the dozen

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThis wishy-washy “digital mall” of maligned mulch passed off as consumer waste claims to be “shopping made fun,” enough so that it will apparently fund the Lakers with more than $30 million in disposable income over the next few seasons should either still be in business after this, according to details of an agreement announced this week.We don’t discount Lakers President of Business Operations Tim Harris’ best intentions, but it’s dubious that he or anyone else in the organization did any kind of due diligence, or else this wish would never have been granted.“We talked to a bunch of companies,” he tried to explain why as to why the Lakers attached themselves to this San Francisco-based flim-flam firm instead of perhaps something more local and reputable. “We were hoping for a company that is more mobile facing, because it helps us to continue to connect with younger fans.”The kind of fans who wish they used Amazon Prime instead? If you’re starting to think the Lakers would be better off going topless after this consensual arrangement, at least to avoid more ridicule from the local sports-talk landscape, that leads us to the next problem.Type in pretty much the worst imaginable adult-related bedroom gadgetry you’ve ever heard of on the site’s search engine, and what comes up is stuff more obscene than a $64 million contract once given to Timofey Mozgov. One-size-fits-all championship rings, for example, available for all sorts of body parts.It’s obvious the Lakers desperately need this kind of extra cash channel to counteract any more of the league-imposed fines that come from loose-lipped tampering.But our guess is if Jeanie Buss ever decides to go onto the flea-market site that really does offer stuff like $2 dentures, $10 horny goat weed herbal tea or a $39 electronic device that ignites a 12-cue professional looking light-up-the-sky fireworks show for your backyard, without any of the necessary permits or safety devices – surely, all quality items — she might first order something from the cease-and-desist department once she sees all the other Lakers-branded counterfeit-looking items that would seem to undercut the team’s own NBA vendors.Otherwise, what’s the promo code again for that $24 Kobe Bryant NBA Robojam Gyro Helicopter with the twin propellers coming out his head and likely to catch fire once the batteries are loaded into it?== When do the market-delayed, marked-down Big Baller shoes start showing up on Wish.com so the common-folk have a legitimate shot at rejecting them?== One tip for those about to follow the Sparks’ return to the WNBA Finals for Sunday’s Game 1 against the Lynx: The Sparks will be the team in the purple or yellow jerseys with the logo for something called “EquiTrust” stitched above their numbers. That’s a well-regarded life insurance company that Magic Johnson Enterprises added to its portfolio in 2015. The Lynx’s jerseys read “Mayo Clinic,” one of the nation’s best hospitals located near the team’s base in St. Paul-Minneapolis. Sellouts? Seems like stuff we could actually use. We trust they could put on a clinic about how to vet out sponsorship deals.== Can the Lakers also generate a cease-and-detest whatever against Derek Fisher to prevent him from further damaging the brand, and the NBA in general, during his recent performance on “Dancing With The Stars”?== If the Lakers and Clippers are trying to wage their own “battle for L.A.” in basketball terms, what possesses them to stage their annual “media day” events on the same day? To splinter attention?== The Clippers need you, and a $175 fee, to prove you still have game. They are accepting applications to open tryouts that could lead to a roster spot on their NBA G League Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario. Cashier check, credit card or debit card only. No cash or personal checks. Just like how Chris Paul once had to prove his worth before giving up on the whole idea?== If the Rams could get NFL approval to go all-mustard-yellow PJs every week, and then face the 49ers about 49 times a season, wouldn’t that be the secret to filling in a few extra empty seats in the Coliseum on a regular basis? Out of all the image-conscious brands existing today to do business with, there’s this one e-commerce site that offers a holistically horrific selection of cut-rate overseas warehouse drek imaginable, at discounted prices so embarrassingly low and a reputation perhaps even lower that it sends up enough red flags that the Better Business Bureau posts hundreds of complaints for everyone’s amazement and amusement.But wait, there’s more.That dream package deal interests you so much, you not only embrace it as a legitimate partner for your professional sports team, but deem it worthy of adding their name on a high-visible patch that’s right next to your iconic logo?Dear Lakers: Be very careful what you Wish.com for.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Center comes to rescue before, after baby arrives

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – New mothers need mothering too, and a center offering them before- and after-baby classes and services helps fulfill their needs and pacify their concerns. A mother who had been tending full time to her 14-month-old son had too few hands to go around after giving birth to twins in January, five weeks early. The mother hired a postpartum doula to work the night shift at her Saugus home. “She’s an amazing woman, I don’t even hear my kids cry. They don’t cry – I have a solid eight hours of sleep,” said Natasha Hussain, 30. Postpartum doula Susan Esses takes care of Nadia and Zach Hussain from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays. Hussain pumps breast milk every five to six hours during the day, so she can sleep through the night and wake up ready to engage firstborn Zayd in play. Hussain’s obstetrician referred her to the Tender Care Mothering Center, which is where she found Esses. After working in the field privately for 10 years and providing hospitals with a turn-key program, Chris Morley opened the nonprofit center in December. Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital had contracted for Morley’s prenatal education program for three years. The center provides doula services from Los Angeles to Orange County. Morley is fielding more calls from parents seeking help with twins, which she attributes to an increase in in vitro fertilization. “They are often born premature, one comes home, one doesn’t come for two weeks and the mom goes back and forth,” she said. The doula becomes the equalizer. Morley has dubbed another phenomenon the “Supermom Syndrome,” where the mothers work, tend to new babies and pursue goals such as advanced degrees – all at the same time, sometimes to their detriment. “They’re so driven, so used to succeeding in careers and college, then they have 7 pounds of baby that reduces them to rubble,” she said. “It doesn’t matter how much education they have, it depends on how much support they have once they have the baby.” Momtalk, a once-a-week support group, and Stroll & Roll, where stroller-pushing along Valencia’s paseos becomes a cardio workout, were designed to offer that support. The meetings have led to couples’ get-togethers and group camping trips. Another trend seems to be pumping breast milk so dads can help feed the baby right away. A lactation consultant who teaches prenatal classes at the center and helps train the doulas recommends sticking with breastfeeding for the first four to six weeks, though it may be helpful to have some stored breast milk on hand. It can be kept in the refrigerator for 72 hours, or in the freezer for three months, she said. Some new parents find security in an emptying bottle and worry a breastfed child may not be consuming enough calories. “With formula, you can see how many ounces,” said Debbie Noble, who has worked as a manager in Los Angeles-area hospitals for 20 years and with Morley for about 15. “We’re concerned with what’s coming out of the baby. If things are coming out, it means it’s working.” Noble said breastfeeding appears to be on the rise, and research seems to indicate it leads to better outcomes for premature and sick infants. Doulas offer suggestions if mothers have difficulty breastfeeding, and can refer clients to lactation consultants if more expertise is needed. Some mothers experience emotional problems after a baby is born that they are not equipped to diagnose or resolve themselves. The center refers patients who suffer postpartum depression to Dr. Diana Barnes, an expert in the field. She understands the problem from the inside out, having been a sufferer for three years after her now 14-year-old daughter was born. “Depression came close to costing me my life, which is one of the reasons I’m so fervent and passionate about assessment.” Barnes said the longer the problem goes untreated, the potentially more chronic and resistant it becomes to treatment. Some women buy into myths of pregnancy and motherhood – such as instant maternal bonding and the belief that knowing how to care for a baby is instinctive – and never ask for help no matter how badly they need it. Some women are universal caretakers, and last on their own care-giving list. These women may feel ashamed about feeling not quite competent or adequate. “Women are more likely to say, ‘What is wrong with me? I’m not sure I can do this, what am I thinking?”‘ she said. “Many women have said ‘I made a terrible mistake.”‘ They may be told by someone who lacks expertise they are experiencing an adjustment disorder, and just need more sleep. While four in five women who give birth may experience mild symptoms – tearfulness, moodiness, irritability – these symptoms are mostly transitory. Rest, a proper diet and reassurance help alleviate the problems in a few weeks. “If you’re feeling you’re not coping, feel overwhelmed at not being able to cope, feel disconnected from the baby – these are signs there could be a depression, ” Barnes said. She said 10 percent to 20 percent of women who give birth have some form of postpartum depression, which accounts for about 400,000 women a year. She works with the entire family to treat the disorder. “Postpartum depression is treatable,” Barnes said. “I’ve never had a woman I could not treat. Women need to know they’re not alone, not to blame, they didn’t do anything to cause this, there is help, they will get better.” Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 [email protected] GETTING HELP The Tender Care Mothering Center is at 26370 Diamond Place, Suite 507, in the Centre Pointe Business Park in Canyon Country, and can be reached at (661) 253-2100. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The center offers prenatal classes, doula services, help with breastfeeding, support groups and access to a postpartum depression specialist. Some doulas help out during childbirth, but the center’s postpartum doulas help mothers and families in the ways they most need it after babies are born: teaching parents how to care for newborns, helping families adapt, helping a mother with breastfeeding, or caring for the babies. They are not medical practitioners, but the center’s doulas are certified and trained by licensed professionals in the maternal-newborn health field. Esses, a mother and grandmother, says the best part of her job is making a difference at a very special time. “I feel privileged to be a part of these families’ lives at one of the most beautiful and stress-filled times,” she said. “After working in the corporate world in a traditional 9-to-5 ‘real’ job, I could never go back.” Esses is often “super” sleep-deprived, but in prescribed doses. She takes it in stride. “I’ve raised my two kids, now I’m back in the trenches,” she said. The Hussains have hired her for two months. last_img read more