Washington State player says head coach threatened his status over Pac-12 unity group

A Washington State football player said his status on the team was threatened by the head coach because the player is part of a group of Pac-12 Conference athletes threatening to sit out this season unless demands for “fair treatment’’ are met.

The player, wide receiver Kassidy Woods, said he thinks he has been removed from the team because Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich told Woods to clear out of his locker after Woods on Saturday acknowledged he is part of the athletes’ group with goals including clearer COVID-19 safety protocols and increased testing, racial equality and compensation through name, image and likeness rights.

On Sunday, Woods said he was removed from the football team’s group chat.

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“I can’t even be around my teammates, so that let’s me know I’m dismissed from the team,’’ Woods told USA TODAY Sports.

Pat Nunn, a red-shirt sophomore defensive back, and Dallas Hobbs, a red-shirt junior defensive lineman, said their status with the team is uncertain after informing Rolovich they are part of the athletes’ group threatening not to play this season.

“It’s a muddled mess right now,’’ said Hobbs, who started seven games last season. “I think no one knows exactly how to handle it, so it’s still something that’s in the air.’’

Rolovich called a team meeting Sunday night to address the issues, a person with a knowledge of the meeting said. The person was granted anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter. 

Bob Stevens, associate director of athletic communications at Washington State, declined comment.

Stevens referred USA TODAY Sports to a Pac-12 statement issued Sunday after the athletes’ group announced goals as part of a story published in a Players Tribune article titled #WeAreUnited.

“We support our student-athletes using their voice, and have regular communications with our student-athletes at many different levels on a range of topics,’’ the statement said. “As we have clearly stated with respect to our fall competition plans, we are, and always will be, directed by medical experts, with the health, safety and well being of our student athletes, coaches and staff always the first priority.’’

Woods said Rolovich told him his scholarship will be honored, and the Pac-12 statement Sunday reiterated that any athlete who decides not to compete this year because of health or safety reasons will have their scholarship protected.

The Pac-12 has guaranteed four-year scholarships since 2015.

The conversation between Woods and his coach took place Saturday, according to Woods, who said he called Rolovich to inform him he had decided against playing this season because of concerns related to COVID-19. Woods said he has sickle cell anemia and is afraid that will put him at greater risk of getting COVID-19, especially if he’s traveling to football games.

After he explained his decision to Rolovich, Woods said, the coach said he could accept that but then asked Woods if he were part of the Pac-12 athletes group. Woods said he acknowledged he was and Rolovich made it clear that remaining aligned with a group of athletes threatening to sit out over issues that include compensation and social justice would jeopardize his future with the team.

Woods told USA TODAY Sports he was ready to sacrifice for the group’s cause.

“Change has to be made,’’ Woods said. “This stuff has been going on for way too long. There’s no greater opportunity than doing it now.”

Lamonte McDougle, a red-shirt junior defensive end, said Rolovich had no objections to McDougle being part of the athletes group after he vowed to play regardless of whether the groups’ demands are met. Based on McDougle’s understanding, he said, no one has officially been kicked off the team.

“There just has to be some clarification that guys really want to opt or not,’’ he said.

McDougle, one of the team’s top defensive players, also tweeted: “I agree with everything this movement is fighting especially the health concerns but not playing this season isn’t an option for me I got ppl that need to eat. so if the NCAA wants to use me as a lab rat it is what it is”


وایکینگ راه بسته زیر بعد از ظهر یکشنبه برخورد

Kitsap County sheriff نمایندگان در حال بررسی یک حادثه گزارش روز شنبه بعد از ظهر به عنوان یک آشکار در برخورد وایکینگ در راه است. جاده است که انتظار می رود بسته شود تا بعد پنج شنبه شب.

این حادثه گزارش شده در 4:35 بعد از ظهر در 18000 جلوگیری از وایکینگ راه است. این بخش از جاده بین شرمن هیل جاده و هالمن جاده بسته است و انتظار می رود که برای بازگشایی بین 10 و 11 p. m. معاون اسکات ویلسون سخنگوی کلانتر ،


Why don’t we know more about that COVID-19 case? The balance of health privacy laws and public interest

Since March, many people have been glued to Kitsap Public Health District’s website to stay in the know about the coronavirus — whether it’s to follow the daily uptick in cases or the percentage of tests coming back positive. 

Even as the health district has expanded its public reporting since the pandemic’s early days, there’s still information we don’t know about every new COVID-19 case. How old is the person? Where is that person from? How did the person most likely contract the virus? 

A common question from many Kitsap residents: Why don’t we know more?

The answer comes back to federal health privacy laws, namely the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, which protects sensitive patient health information. 

For local health officials, the law makes for a balancing act between informing people about the virus’ spread and upholding people’s privacy.

Keith Grellner, Kitsap Public Health District administrator, said health officials understand the desire to have more information about each case, but that doesn’t override protections for people’s privacy.

“We release what we believe is a reasonable and logical amount of information where we can help inform the public yet comply with HIPAA and protect people’s private health information,” he said. 

How does HIPAA protect patient privacy?

Under HIPAA, local health officials cannot report any personal medical data that identifies a unique individual, said Bradley Malin, director of Vanderbilt University’s Health Information Privacy Laboratory. 

That means while the health district can report how many confirmed COVID-19 cases happen on a given day, it can’t include any direct identifiers, such as disclosing the name of someone who has COVID-19. If a person with the virus wants to identify themselves publicly, or their family does, that’s their own choice. 

The law also prohibits the health district from sharing information with the general public that indirectly identifies a person, Malin said, by providing several factors that can be traced back to someone like a trail of breadcrumbs. 

So what information is the health district allowed to share? It depends on the situation and the health district’s own discretion, said two experts on federal health privacy laws.

“HIPAA is a little fuzzy on its guidance because it says the risk must be small that someone can be uniquely identified. But you have to ask what does small mean?” Malin said.

A larger county may be able to report more factors about a case than a smaller community, where it could be easier to identify a person. “There’s probably not a one-size-fits-all disclosure model,” he said. 

Margaret Foster Riley, a professor of law and public health sciences at the University of Virginia, says there is a gray line when it comes to public disclosure. “We give a lot of description in this area to the health district, or whatever the covered entity is,” she said.

How Kitsap health officials are reporting cases

Throughout the pandemic, Kitsap health officials have consistently reported several data points about COVID-19 cases. 

There’s a breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases among different age groups, though health officials report the information as the rate of positive cases per 100,000 residents.

When it comes to geography, the health district provides the general city or region where cases are reported, not the exact street address or neighborhood. Likewise, ethnicity and race are presented as a percentage of total cases.

In other words, the information is shared in the aggregate form, not on the individual level. 

Details about those who have died of COVID-19 in Kitsap County, which number four as of Friday, omit the person’s age, location, gender and ethnicity and race. In reporting the most recent fatality, for example, health officials only indicated the person was older and had underlying health conditions — both factors believed to make people more vulnerable to the disease. 

For outbreaks at long-term care facilities, Kitsap health officials have declined to name specific facilities, only providing the general region, the type of facility and the number of confirmed cases when requested. Grellner said that practice will continue.

In recent weeks, the health district has further expanded its public data reporting. There’s now a weekly COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard, which shows metrics like hospital bed capacity, contact tracing and testing. Last week, the health district added more recent metrics to its surveillance report, including the latest number of active cases and contacts, and positive tests in the past 30 days. 

Compared with other health districts, Kitsap’s reporting methods largely resemble its neighbors and other counties with similar population size, albeit there are still some minor differences. Thurston County, unlike Kitsap, provides gender and the age range tied to each case. Mason County reported both the age range and gender of its only fatality.  

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The Kitsap health district is hesitant to release any more information because Kitsap is “an extremely small and tight community,” Grellner said. “The more you release about a personal case, the easier it is for people to connect the dots.” 

According to Malin, the Vanderbilt professor, federal health guidance indicates health districts can report on outbreaks of more than 10 people, including an outbreak’s location, though there’s no “hard and fast rule” about how big a cluster should be. He said it’s possible for health officials to report even one case at a long-term care facility without violating HIPAA. 

Grellner says there’s yet to be a large cluster of COVID-19 cases that would necessitate a broad announcement to warn people who may be at risk. Thus far, most outbreaks at long-term care centers have included a handful of cases; the most cases associated with a single facility have been seven, according to a health district spokesman. 

Although many people may be frustrated by the lack of information about COVID-19 cases, federal health privacy law experts say there’s good reason to have protections for personal health privacy. 

Riley, at the University of Virginia, says there’s the risk that people who have COVID-19 could be stigmatized by others if they were identified to the general public. “It would be pretty hard to predict how people would be treated,” she said. 

She says it’s helpful to imagine if you or a family member were in that situation. “Some (people) might not feel anything, but some might feel terrible that they’ve been identified,” she said. 

Austen Macalus is the Kitsap Sun’s social services reporter — covering health care, homelessness and how programs are serving those in need. He can be reached at [email protected] or 360-536-6423. 

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اتباع ایرانی بزرگترین خریداران ملک در ترکیه هستند!


ایرانیان بزرگ ترین گروه خریداران خانه در ترکیه

در شش ماهه نخست امسال اتباع ایرانی بیشترین خرید ملک در ترکیه را در مقایسه با دیگر اتباع خارجی داشته اند. به دنبال شیوع ویروس کرونا در کشور ترکیه، تمایل افراد خارجی برای خرید خانه و ملک در ترکیه کاهش محسوسی داشته است؛ به گونه ای که طبق اعلام مرکز آمار این کشور، در 6 ماهه نخست امسال، میزان خرید خانه توسط اتباع خارجی با هدف اخذ اقامت و شهروندی ترکیه نسبت به مدت مشابه سال قبل کاهش 29 درصدی داشته و به حدود 14060 واحد رسیده است. استانبول محبوب ترین شهر برای خرید خانه توسط این افراد بوده و طی این مدت حدود 6900 مورد از کل معاملات مسکن صورت گرفته توسط اتباع خارجی مربوط به این شهر محبوب بوده است. پس از استانبول نیز شهرهای آنتالیا با 2708 مورد و آنکارا با 964 مورد، محبوب ترین شهرها برای خرید خانه در ترکیه توسط اتباع خارجی بوده اند.


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کدام شهر ترکیه برای خرید ملک بیشتر مورد توجه ایرانی ها قرار دارد؟

به گفته مرکز آمار ترکیه، طی این مدت اتباع ایرانی با خرید ۲۶۲۸ واحد خانه بزرگ ‌ترین گروه خریداران خارجی مسکن ترکیه بوده ‌اند و پس از آن ها عراقی ها، چینی ها، آذربایجانی ها و روس ها در رده های بعدی قرار دارند. در 6 ماه نخست امسال 624769 مورد انتقال ملک در ترکیه به ثبت رسیده است که نسبت به مدت مشابه سال قبل حدود ۲۳.۵ درصد افزایش پیدا کرده است. لازم به ذکر است که بگوییم حدود 447320 خانه از خانه های فوق نوساز بوده اند که بیانگر قیمت مناسب آن ها می باشد. استانبول کماکان محبوب ترین مقصد خرید ملک در ترکیه به حساب می آید؛ به گونه ای که ۱۰۶ هزار و ۳۱۱ واحد از کل خانه ‌های خریداری شده، مربوط به استانبول بوده است. پس از این شهر، آنکارا با 69078 واحد و ازمیر با 39331 واحد در رده‌ های دوم و سوم قرار گرفته اند. یک معامله گر مسکن در کشور ترکیه گفت: انتظار می رود امسال شاهد جهش چندانی در خرید خانه در ترکیه به ویژه توسط اتباع خارجی نباشیم اما باید توجه داشت که در شرایط رکود، قیمت ها در پایین ترین سطح ممکن قرار می گیرند و این برای خریداران واقعی یک فرصت طلایی محسوب می شود.لازم به ذکر است که بگوییم  طبق قوانین جدید، اتباع خارجی با خرید خانه‌ ای به ارزش 250000 دلار به بالا می‌ توانند شهروندی و تابعیت ترکیه را به دست آورند. از زمان تصویب این قانون، خرید خانه توسط خارجی‌ها رونق زیادی گرفته است.


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در ماه مارس نیز اتباع ایرانی بیشترین خرید ملک در ترکیه را در مقایسه با دیگر اتباع خارجی داشته اند. به نقل از خبرگزاری آناتولی ترکیه، به دنبال شیوع کرونا در ترکیه، تمایل اتباع خارجی برای خرید خانه در ترکیه کاهش داشته است؛ به گونه ای که طبق اعلام مرکز آمار این کشور، در ماه مارس، میزان خرید خانه توسط اتباع خارجی با هدف اخذ اقامت و شهروندی ترکیه نسبت به مدت مشابه سال قبل ۷۸.۸ درصد کاهش داشته و به ۷۹۰ مورد رسیده است. برای مجموع چهار ماه نخست امسال، اتباع خارجی جمعا 11738 خانه در ترکیه خریده اند که نسبت به مدت مشابه سال قبل ۱۲ درصد کاهش داشته است. به گفته مرکز آمار ترکیه، طی این مدت اتباع ایرانی با خرید ۱۵۷ خانه بزرگ ‌ترین گروه خریدار خارجی مسکن ترکیه بوده‌اند و عراقی ها با ۱۰۳ واحد، روس‌ها با ۶۱ واحد، افغان‌ها با ۵۴ واحد و چینی ها با ۴۰ واحد به ترتیب دومین تا پنجمین گروه بزرگ خریدار مسکن در ترکیه بوده اند.در چهار ماه نخست امسال ۳۸۳ هزار و ۸۲۱ مورد انتقال ملک در ترکیه به ثبت رسیده است که نسبت به مدت مشابه سال قبل حدود ۸.۹ درصد افزایش پیدا کرده است. خوب است بدانید که عجیب ترین خانه های جهان در ترکیه وجود دارند و با مراجعه به لینک می توانید اطلاعات تکمیلی را کسب نمایید.


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وزارت کشاورزی ایالات متحده شناسایی برخی از مرموز ناخواسته دانه پس از تمام 50 ایالت مسئله هشدار

وزارت کشاورزی ایالات متحده شناسایی 14 نوع مختلف از دانه ها در بسته های مرموز که به نظر می رسد فرستاده شده اند ناخواسته از چین به مردم در سراسر کشور است.

تمام 50 ایالت را صادر کرد هشدار در مورد بسته های که برخی از آنها شامل گیاهان گلدار مانند صبح شکوه ترش و گل سرخ با توجه به اسامه ال-Lissy, با این گیاه در برنامه حفاظت از USDA حیوان و گیاه درمانی خدمات بازرسی. ال-Lissy گفت: دیگر بسته های حاوی سبزیجات مانند کلم و گیاهان از جمله نعناع و مریم گلی و رزماری و اسطوخودوس.

“این فقط یک زیر مجموعه از نمونه جمع آوری کرده ایم تا کنون,” او گفت:.

یک سخنگوی این وزارتخانه گفت: وزارت اصرار هر کسی که دریافت این بسته به گیاه و آنها را به تماس خود را به دولت گیاه نظارتی رسمی و حفظ دانه بندی و بسته بندی از جمله پستی برچسب تا زمانی که آنها دریافت آموزش بیشتر.

“در این زمان ما نمی هر گونه شواهد نشان می دهد این است که چیزی غیر از یک” مسواک زدن کلاهبرداری “که در آن از مردم دریافت موارد ناخواسته از یک فروشنده که پس از آن نوشته های کاذب نظرات مشتریان برای افزایش فروش” بیانیه ای گفت:. “وزارت کشاورزی ایالات متحده در حال حاضر در حال جمع آوری دانه بسته از دریافت کنندگان خواهد شد و آزمون مطالب خود را و تعیین اگر آنها شامل هر چیزی است که می تواند از نگرانی های ایالات متحده در کشاورزی یا محیط زیست است.”

رابین Pruisner دولت کنترل بذر رسمی در وزارت کشاورزی و زمین های نظارت در آیووا به رویترز گفت او نگران این دانه ها ممکن است پوشش داده شده با چیزی احتمالا حشره کش یا قارچ کش است که می تواند خسارت محصولات زراعی است.

“من تا به حال مردم توصیف به من که دانه های پوشش داده شده با چیزی بنفش. من تا به حال آن را در دست من اما آن را برای تلفن های موبایل خیلی افتضاح مانند یک دانه درمان,” او گفت: خروجی.

Sid Miller, تگزاس, کشاورزی, کمیسیون هشدار داد بسته می تواند مضر باشد گونه های مهاجم می شود و یا در غیر این صورت ناامن با توجه به آزادی. گونه های مهاجم موجودات زنده هستند نه بومی یک منطقه خاص. معرفی گونه های مهاجم می تواند باعث نابودی بومی محصولات, معرفی بیماری ها به گیاهان بومی و می تواند خطرناک به دام می باشد.

“یک نوع از گونه های گیاهی ممکن است صدا نیست, تهدید, اما این مهاجمان می تواند از بین بردن تگزاس کشاورزی” میلر گفت: در انتشار. تگزاس وزارت کشاورزی “بوده و با همکاری نزدیک با وزارت کشاورزی ایالات متحده به تجزیه و تحلیل این ناشناخته دانه بنابراین ما می توانید به حفاظت از ساکنان تگزاس.”

برخی از بسته بودند به عنوان برچسب طلا و جواهر و ممکن است چین نوشتن بر روی آنها با توجه به کشاورزی مقامات.

لری Culley زندگی می کند که در یوتا یوتا گفت: Fox 13 او هیجان زده برای پیدا کردن دو بسته های کوچک در صندوق پستی خود را به نظر می رسد که شامل گوشواره.

“من آنها را باز کرد و آنها دانه” Culley گفت. “بدیهی است که آنها نه طلا و جواهر.”

Culley گفت: خروجی او نوشته شده درباره حادثه عجیب و غریب در Facebook و “حداقل 40 نفر” رسیده به او گفت: چیزی شبیه به آنها اتفاق افتاده است.

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Jury: Washington state liable in Powell boys’ deaths

TACOMA (AP) — A jury has found that Washington state officials were partially responsible for the deaths of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell’s children at the hands of their father.

The News Tribune newspaper in Tacoma reported that jurors on Friday awarded $98 million to the estates of Charlie and Braden Powell.

Josh Powell was a suspect in the presumed killing of his wife in 2009 and living in Pierce County in 2012, when he killed their two young sons Charlie and Braden and himself in an explosive house fire. The boys were visiting Josh Powell at his home on a supervised visit with a social worker when they were killed; Powell had locked the social worker outside.

Susan Powell’s parents, Judith and Charles Cox, alleged in a wrongful death lawsuit that Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services did not do enough to keep their 7- and 5-year-old grandsons, Braden and Charlie, safe. The Coxes were in a custody fight for the boys when Josh Powell killed them.

The trial started in Pierce County Superior Court in February and was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jurors had begun deliberating Thursday.

Ted Buck, an attorney for the Coxes, argued during closing arguments on Wednesday that state workers weren’t properly trained on policy regarding parental visits in domestic violence situations. 

He said “none of this would have happened” had state policies and common sense been followed, pointing to a social worker who recognized Josh Powell as an abduction risk without informing the judge overseeing the custody dispute.

Assistant attorney general Joseph Diaz said in his closing argument the boys’ deaths were unquestionably tragic, but that experienced state workers took the custody matter very seriously. He said the department tried “to do what’s best for both those boys, at the same time recognizing that Mr. Powell had rights.”

“Mr. Powell is the sole cause of the murder of his sons,” Diaz told the jury. “There was not any negligence by the state of Washington.”

Josh Powell had moved to Puyallup, to his father Steven’s home, with the boys following his wife’s disappearance. But investigators looking for clues to her whereabouts searched that house and found child pornography, including images that Steven Powell had secretly recorded of neighbor girls.

The boys were then removed from the home and placed with the Coxes. Josh Powell moved to a house in Graham. When the boys arrived for the visit with the social worker, he locked the social worker out, attacked the boys with a hatched and then blew up the home with the three of them inside.

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Amazon delivery center developers to build roundabout on Highway 3

The developers behind an Amazon delivery facility near Bremerton National Airport are funding the construction of a single-lane roundabout on Highway 3 at Airport Way Southwest, according to state transportation officials.

Developer Panattoni Development Co. approached the Washington State Department of Transportation last year about improving the intersection, which only has a stop sign at Airport Way, according to WSDOT engineer Dale Severson.

The roundabout will serve as the entrance to Amazon’s new “last-mile” delivery facility, a 117,000-square-foot warehouse slated to open this fall. Hundreds of delivery vans, trucks, and employee vehicles will use the intersection to access the warehouse.

“Obviously with the amount of trucks the Amazon facility is going to have there, it boiled down to it’s either going to be a signal or a roundabout,” Severson said.

Almost 19,000 vehicles per day travel along Highway 3 through the intersection, according to planning documents prepared for the project by consultant Transportation Engineering Northwest (TENW). About 450 vehicles per day travel toward the intersection on Airport Way.

Consultants estimate the Amazon facility will increase the average daily number of vehicle trips along Highway 3 by more than 2,000, according to documents.

TENW recommended a roundabout instead of a traffic signal at the intersection, citing safety concerns, improved traffic flow and future road expansion. Roundabouts are generally safer than traffic signal intersections because they force drivers to slow down and eliminate the possibility of T-bone collisions, Severson said.

“I think it’s going to make this a safe intersection for all the traveling public,” Severson said.

Representatives from Panattoni and TENW did not respond to multiple requests for comment about the cost of the project or construction timeline. During a Port of Bremerton meeting on July 14, developers told port officials that the roundabout is the only traffic improvement planned for Highway 3.

“Right now there’s currently not any funding for any additional widening or capacity improvements along the highway,” Jeff Schramm with TENW said.

Schramm added that the roundabout is designed to accommodate a wider road if the highway is widened in the future.

Severson said the bond for the project just over $3.2 million. Panattoni will pay for the study, design and construction of the roundabout.

Work on the roundabout began this weekend, with contractors clearing an area west of the highway to build a bypass road, according to Severson. WSDOT plans to finalize the agreement that would allow construction on the roundabout to begin this week.  

“It’s in everybody’s best interest to get this going because we don’t want a half-built roundabout when Amazon opens,” Severson said.

WSDOT will inspect the roundabout project for safety, but the city of Bremerton has the final say on occupancy. City officials say they don’t intend to withhold occupancy from Amazon, even if the roundabout isn’t complete.

“The timing is not perfect, but we wouldn’t withhold occupancy based on that, that’s a partnership with the Department of Transportation,” Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler said.

Port of Bremerton Port CEO Jim Rothlin has asked developers for additional traffic data but said the port doesn’t object to the construction of the roundabout.

“Certainly it’s going to slow that road down a little bit and I think tenants need to understand that,” Rothlin said. “The purpose of the roundabout is so that it does not stop traffic, and that’s what you don’t want.”

“It’s exactly the kind of business that we want to come in, where it brings jobs and creates economic development, creates tax revenues for the cities, it’s doing all those things, it’s checking all those boxes for us,” Rothlin said.


Unstoppable force for the good of humanity, Bob Cairns dies

MANCHESTER — It was hard to say “no” to Bob Cairns if you were part of the solution. 

Whether creating a handicapped-accessible home for a local family or working to bring technology to schools off-the-grid in Africa, Cairns approached each endeavor with relentless energy, a wealth of experience in logistics and a heart full of compassion for his fellow human beings.

“He was a father, a friend and everything in all aspects of my life,” said Jovenal Nsengimana, whose education Bob and his wife, Chris Cairns, sponsored after Nsengimana’s parents were killed in the Rwandan genocide. “I am who I am today because of Bob.”

Cairns, 73, died July 27 at his home in Manchester from complications of an interstitial lung condition that was not related to COVID-19. 

Cairns, born Dec. 22, 1945, in Wisconsin, was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force serving five years on active duty and 15 years in the Air Force reserves. His 45-year military and civilian career in fuel logistics brought him and his family all over the world. Together he and Chris raised three “international children” born in Canada, Florida and Spain respectively.

Chris and Bob met in 1969 while he was stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was reeled in by “his sense of humor.” They married in 1970.

“He was adventurous, sometimes more adventurous than I wanted him to be,” Chris said. “That was one thing I knew, we were always going to have an adventure no matter where we lived or where we went.”

While they were stationed in Labrador, Canada, washed-out bridges were no obstacle to Cairns, who happily drove through rushing rivers, Chris remembers.

Decades later he and Chris would be bouncing along other barely passable roads in Kenya in their humanitarian missions on behalf of Port Orchard Rotary and Rotary International.

“He was fearless,” Chris said. “Some of the places we’d go in Kenya, Kenyans won’t go, but he said that’s where the need is, so we’re going to go.”

The consummate ‘fuelie’

Cairns’ career brought him to Washington state in 1985, where he became regional fuel manager for the Navy’s Manchester Fuel Depot (NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound). With a storage capacity of more than 79 million gallons of petroleum fuel, Manchester is the heartbeat of military operations emanating from the Pacific Northwest. With a staff of just more than 30, Cairns oversaw all aspects of this critical supply chain, moving 90 million to 150 million gallons of petroleum fuel per year.

“Bob was the consummate fuelie,” said Glenn Schmitt, who replaced him in late 2013 on Cairns’ retirement. “Bob was a force in everything he did. He demanded excellence.”

After retiring in 2014, Cairns with Chris dove into humanitarian work that exemplified the Rotary International motto “Service Above Self.” Projects in which they were involved provided what Cairns described in the obituary he wrote for himself as life-altering experiences to people in such diverse places as Azerbaijan, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and Canada.

Chris said they “got the bug” for humanitarian work doing polio immunizations in Africa. Cairns was moved by the story of a man who had been crippled by polio and who got around by dragging himself along with rubber sandals on his hands. Cairns arranged for a custom-designed, hand-powered bicycle to be delivered to the man, a story many recall as an example of his ingenious generosity.

“He was a hard worker. He never said ‘no’ to a project locally or internationally,” said Leslie Reynolds-Taylor, past president of Port Orchard Rotary.

When Cairns learned of a fellow Rotarian who was disabled and without insurance, he launched a fundraising campaign to make his home fully handicapped-accessible.

“He was just great about seeing a problem and fixing it,” Chris said.

Like a father to many

Bob and Chris through Rotary ended up sponsoring the education of a number of young people, and Cairns became a mentor to some, who like Nsengimana call him a father figure. He was there in 2013 when Nsengimana graduated from the United States International University in Nairobi and later at Nsengimana’s wedding.

Nsengimana with others founded Hifadhi Africa, an organization whose mission is to promote education and improve the quality of life among impoverished communities in Kenya and beyond.

“Bob and his wife Christine became the cornerstone to the successes of Hifadhi Africa humanitarian missions,” said Collins Nakedi, a co-founder of Hifadhi Africa.

Cairns was especially proud of two projects he and Chris did in partnership with Hifadhi Africa involving water supply and digital access.

They raised more than $90,000 to build sand dams in remote, arid villages in Kenya. The dams, constructed by hand by residents, allow for the collection and storage of seasonal rainwater providing the community with a reliable source of water and relieving women and children of having to walk great distances for water. Now kids in those villages have more time to attend school.

The Raspberry Pi project

In 2015, Cairns secured funding, equipment and the technological expertise of others to supply villages that lack electricity with solar-powered devices that can hold a library’s worth of books and other reference material. The device called Raspberry Pi has proven transformative to school children in remote communities of East Pokot, Kenya, where Nakedi is from.

“Bob was a force when he got an idea for a grant project,” said MaryBeth Foxworth, a fellow Rotarian who worked on the Raspberry Pi project. “I would never have thought the whole thing possible, but he never doubted. He did his research and pled his case and somehow he always did what he said he was going to do.”

In other efforts, Bob and Chris collected and shipped more than 120,000 books to start a public library in East Pokot. Chris has been active in providing menstrual hygiene supplies to girls and women.

In their humanitarian work and other travels, the couple has visited 38 countries.

“He loved to explore and see new places, do new things, and he made my life much richer because I was able to do new things with him,” Chris said. 

Cairns in January began having trouble breathing, and his condition steadily deteriorated despite doctors’ efforts to find and treat the cause. COVID-19 was ruled out, Chris said. 

Following a recent hospitalization, Bob got a drive-by greeting from his Rotary friends.

News of his illness traveled far. Students in Africa posted a video with well wishes on WhatsApp.

‘A selfless hero’

Cairns has won many awards from Rotary for his work. Recently, Rotarians surprised him during a meeting by Zoom by naming him Rotarian of the Decade.

“He was overwhelmed,” said Reynolds-Taylor. “He was just thrilled beyond belief,” 

On July 11, Bob and Chris celebrated their 50th anniversary at their Manchester home. She wore her wedding gown, and they shared a toast. Just more than two weeks later, he died.

“Bob was a selfless hero who touched so many lives,” Nakedi said. “We have done so many proud things together, and I hope I’ll have the strength to instead focus and celebrate his life achievements rather than his passing. Rest in peace soldier, you already created battalions to continue the great work.”

In addition to his wife, Cairns is survived by his brother Richard and his sister Mary, as well as his children: Heidi and her husband, John; Eric and his wife, Mysie; and Ian and his wife, Michelle.

In his self-composed obituary, Cairns said his greatest retirement thrill was to spend family time with his five grandchildren, Ashley, John, Kailea, Bruce and Evan. He was also proud of his numerous nieces and nephews.

Cairns asked that anyone wishing to honor his memory donate to the Chris and Bob Cairns Scholarship fund to benefit children in East Africa, portorchardrotary.org/page/BobandChrisCairnsScholarship.

Chris Henry reports on education and community news for the Kitsap Sun. Reach her at (360) 792-9219 or [email protected] Support coverage of local news by signing up today for a digital subscription.


نه تنها در رویاهای من

این هفته من خواب دیدم که من مخفیانه طاس مانند آقای پاک طاس—اما تنها در نیمی از سر من. روزانه من سبک بود به انجام استادانه درست شده combover با مو است که در سمت چپ بود. در رویای دیگر, من در تلاش برای داشتن روابط نامشروع با کسی در حمام عمومی, اما آنها به پایان رسید تا فقط ادرار در پای من. و بعد شب من ستاره عجیب و غریب طنزهای که در آن من به پایان رسید تا وارث بازداشت عصبانی اما درخشان 14 ساله دختر که نمی خواهد انجام کارهای و می گویند چیزهایی مانند “یک Duchampian بازنده” به تلفن همراه او را نگه داشته و گچ بری به گوش او. برای ثبت من احساس می کنم هر یک از این می تواند خلبانان (من طاس تخته نرد برای هر تلویزیون نویسندگان خواندن این) شاید Combover در Netflix, شاشیدن پا در Showtime و بازنده در CBS? من نمی دانم. تماس با من عامل.

در ماه ژوئن جرثقیل Clifton صحبت به خواب روانشناسان و دیگر متخصصان مراقبت های بهداشتی در مورد عجیب و غریب الگوهای خواب که ممکن است ما تمام توان تجربه در طول این بیماری همه گیر. من برخی از به دست آوردن بینش از داستان خود را (و تشویق هر کسی که شبیه “دیوانه” رویاهای آن را به اتمام) اما شفاف و گاهی اوقات کابوس شده اند بخشی از sleeptime وجود از دوران کودکی است. در برخی از راه های بهره برداری از یک بیت از این رویاهای من کمک کرده زندگی بیداری. هنگامی که در مواجهه با زندگی واقعی ترور من قادر به تغییر آنها در رویاهای من به حالات عجیب و غریب که در آن یک راه حل ممکن بود. سوء استفاده معشوق سابق به نظر می رسد در یک حلقه بوکس در خواب و من لگد آنها را در کشاله ران, چیزی است که من قادر به انجام این کار در زندگی واقعی است. زمانی که من یک کودک بود, من تا به حال یک رویا تکراری برای چند سال که من قادر به کنترل فرمان اتومبیل برخورد به سمت صخره. هنگامی که من تصمیم به اجازه ماشین آن چیزی را من که من پیش بینی از پنجره فرود آمد اما با خیال راحت در یک کوه از برف است.

اما دیگر شب من تا به حال یک اندازه بزرگتر: من در یک هواپیما عازم هلند و چیزهایی که در هواپیما بودند خوب نیست. هیچ کس به خود اختصاص داده صندلی (بسیاری از کرسی تا به حال هیچ شماره آن را پیچیده تر) و کسانی که نشسته بودند یا بیش از حد گرم یا خیلی سرد. همه buzzers به اطلاع خدمه پرواز بودند رفتن. مسافر دیگر شد و شروع به مبارزه با یکدیگر با خود حمل در کیف است. من نشستم در یک صندلی و به زودی صدای 45 در آی فون. به نظر می رسید که او در این پرواز بیش از حد, اما او به تأخیر انداختن ایمنی بررسی اصرار بر گفتن knock-knock جوک خنده جمعیت. آن زمان برای همیشه اما در نهایت آن را مانند نگاه ما همه قفل شده است و آماده برای برخاست . . . و سپس متوجه شدم که من نمی هر گونه ماسک و ما نمی تواند در هر نقطه. من فکر می کنم آن را بیش از من شخصی در آرزوی این زمان برای حل هر آنچه در جریان است در جمعی ما در زندگی روزمره.

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