Pictured from left: Vicki Elliff, MMH oncology director; Tim Putnam, MMH president; Leslie Kessens, The Napoleon State Bank president; Mary Dickey, MMHF director; Debbie Hardy, cancer patient and The Napoleon State Bank employee; and Christy Sutton, The Napoleon State Bank HR and marketing officerOn Dec. 17, representatives from The Napoleon State Bank presented the Margaret Mary Health Foundation’s cancer fund with a check for $2,500. In celebration of its 110th anniversary, Napoleon State Bank raised the funds through a year-long community fundraiser.“To celebrate our 110th year in business, we had a large anniversary card constructed and it has been with us at all our community events, as well as on tour at our branches,” said Melea Gault, marketing coordinator for The Napoleon State Bank. “The community has been signing the card, and for every signature we received, our bank donated $1 to our local cancer programs. So many of our employees have been impacted by cancer that we wanted to show our local hospitals how much we appreciate all they do.”Margaret Mary’s Health Foundation was established in 2012 to raise money to enhance hospital programs, services, technology and educational opportunities, and to engage the community as partners in health improvement.Mary Dickey, Executive Director of the Foundation says, “We are so appreciative of Napoleon State Bank’s generous donation to the Health Foundation’s cancer fund. Their contribution demonstrates their commitment to supporting the health and wellness of our communities, and for that, we are truly grateful.”
Just over three-quarters said they would have the same interest watching a broadcast of live sports played without fans.TENNIS-VIRUS OUTBREAK-DJOKOVICDjokovic says he won’t take vaccineUNDATED (AP) — Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) says he won’t take any anti-coronavirus vaccination if it becomes compulsory for tennis players to return to the world tours.The world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player said in a live Facebook chat he wouldn’t “be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel.” Djokovic and his wife have two children and have spoken previously against vaccinations. Djokovic won the Australian Open in January for his 17th grand slam singles title.In other virus-related sports developments:— Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted Monday that NASCAR was working with Texas Motor Speedway on a plan to race there in the near future. Speedway President Eddie Gossage said after Abbott’s tweet that his track was working on the rescheduling of its Cup Series event, one of eight races NASCAR has postponed because of the pandemic. Abbott said the race would be held without fans.— A person familiar with the discussions says Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter has told team employees in a conference call he is forgoing his salary during the coronavirus pandemic. The person said other members of the Marlins’ executive team agreed to take pay cuts, while baseball operations personnel will continue to receive their full salaries through at least May 31.— Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim and football coach Dino Babers are taking voluntary pay cuts to help the university cope with the drain of financial resources due to the new coronavirus pandemic. Also taking the voluntary 10% pay cuts are women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman, men’s lacrosse coach John Desko, and women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait. TENNIS-DOPING-JARRYJarry gets 11-month doping banUNDATED (AP) — Top 100 tennis player Nicolas Jarry has been given an 11-month doping ban by the International Tennis Federation. The punishment stems from a failed drug test at the Davis Cup Finals in November.Jarry is a 24-year-old from Chile who is currently ranked 89th in singles. He has been as high as No. 38.He was provisionally suspended in January, but the ITF is back-dating his ban to December. Jarry can return to action in November. — Six Super Bowl rings may get you special treatment in a lot of places but former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady learned Monday that it won’t get you anything when you’re caught working out in a park that is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said during a news briefing that the new Buccaneers quarterback was spotted working out by himself at a park downtown by staff patrol. The staffer went over to tell him he had to leave and she recognized the man to be the 42-year-old Brady.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFTButler ready to bolt BaylorUNDATED (AP) — Baylor’s top two scorers are entering their names in the NBA draft while keeping open their options to return to the Bears.All-Big 12 sophomore guard Jared Butler announced his intentions Monday on Twitter. Junior guard MaCio Teague said last month that he was exploring the NBA draft. Butler was third in the Big 12 with 16 points a game, while Teague scored 13.9 points a game. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst remains confident the unusual nature of this year’s event will still allow for plenty of trade talk.NFL-JAGUARSJags cut Lee, eye deal for FournetteJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived oft-injured receiver Marqise Lee to create nearly $5 million in salary cap space, parting with a player who had just three receptions the last two years combined. The Jaguars were waiting for Lee to get fully healthy before letting him go, giving him the best chance to pass a physical with another team. He missed the entire 2018 season following a major knee injury and injured his shoulder last October, causing him to miss the final eight games.And the Jaguars are ready to cut ties with running back Leonard Fournette just three years after making him the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft. A person familiar with the situation said Fournette could get moved before or during the draft, which begins Thursday. April 20, 2020 Associated Press Poll shows fans leery of returning to stadiums, arenas without vaccineUNDATED (AP) — The possibility of professional sports resuming without fans is growing. And a recent poll suggests a majority of fans wouldn’t feel safe attending games anyway without a vaccine for the new coronavirus.One sports business expert says losses of fan-related revenue will be substantial even if clubs begin cashing in on lucrative media rights deals again. Losses could reach $3 billion among the NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer.The Seton Hall Sports Poll found that 72% of Americans wouldn’t feel safe attending games without a vaccine. The number drops to 61% among respondents who identify as sports fans.Seventy percent said the NFL shouldn’t start in the fall to ensure the safety of players, even if some form of social distancing is still in place. — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says there is a chance for large public gatherings later in the summer, which could lead to games at Yankee Stadium and the Mets’ Citi Field. De Blasio announced Monday that parades and city-permitted events had been canceled through June because of the novel coronavirus but said progress in fighting the pandemic will determine what is allowed after that.— A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the Tokyo Olympics can be held next year. Kobe University professor Kentaro Iwata says the Olympics could only be held if Japan can control the COVID-19 infection and if all other countries control it.— The soccer team based in the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan, China has returned home. Wuhan Zall is back nearly four months after it left for a preseason tour and got stuck in Spain. It returned home over the weekend after the government lifted the last restrictions on movement in Wuhan.— The president of the German soccer federation says resuming league play will not mean taking resources away from healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The German league has been more bullish than other major European competitions about the chances of resuming in May or June with widespread coronavirus tests for players.— The company that makes Louisville Slugger wood baseball bats has closed its factory, furloughed 90 percent of its employees and shut its popular museum. Hillerich & Bradsby Co. says it has continued to cover all health care benefits for its 171 furloughed workers. The remaining 10% of employees have taken 25 percent pay cuts. Update on the latest in sports: Players are upset over the prospect teams may seek additional pay cuts if games are played in empty ballparks. Their anger was stoked last week when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was told by Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon that the union would have to agree to lower salaries if games are played without fans.A March 26 deal between the sides states “the Office of the Commissioner and Players Association will discuss in good faith the economic feasibility of playing games in the absence of spectators or at appropriate substitute neutral sites.” The union points to another passage covering salaries in which players agree to give up 1/162nd of base pay for each regular season game lost.Meanwhile, Commissioner Rob Manfred has made a move that allows teams to lay off or cut the pay of major and minor league managers, coaches, trainers and full-time scouts starting May 1.Manfred has suspended uniform employee contracts that cover about 9,000 people, including general managers on some teams. Manfred cited the inability to play games due to the national emergency caused by the pandemic.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS POLL GOLF-HALL OF FAMEFinchem elected to World Golf Hall of FameUNDATED (AP) — Former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame through the contributor category.Finchem expanded the PGA Tour’s footprint around the world and negotiated TV contracts that more than tripled prize money during his two decades as commissioner. He joins the induction class of 2021 with Tiger Woods.KOBE BRYANT CRASH-LAWSUIT And Washington State star CJ Elleby plans to go through the NBA draft process. Elleby led the Cougars in scoring and rebounding this past season as a sophomore, delivering 18.4 points and 7.8 boards a game. He can still return to Washington State for his junior season as long as he withdraws his name by 5 p.m. on June 15.In other college basketball news:— Arkansas guard Isaiah Joe has declared himself eligible for the NBA draft, but he has not hired an agent in a decision that would allow him to return to school next season. The 6-foot-5 sophomore averaged 16.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game this past season and led the SEC in 3-point goals. He missed five games after having surgery on his right knee.— Memphis says it has added guard-forward Landers Nolley II as a transfer from Virginia Tech. Nolley was on the Atlantic Coast Conference all-freshman team this past season after averaging a team-high 15.5 points and 5.8 rebounds with the Hokies. He started 29 of 32 games with Virginia Tech and ranked 12th nationally among freshmen in scoring.— Kentucky has signed former Rhode Island forward Jacob Toppin (TAH’-pihn), the brother of consensus national player of the year Obi (OH’-bee) Toppin of Dayton. Toppin averaged 5.1 and 3.9 rebounds per game while starting three of 30 contests as a Rams freshman. He must sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules but will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB TEAM STAFF CUTSMLB wants to cut player salaries if games are played without fansNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players are bracing for a battle with owners over the possibility of reduced salaries caused by the coronavirus pandemic. NFL-MOCK DRAFTNo major problems as GMs run mock draftUNDATED (AP)— There were no major snafus as the NFL held a practice draft Monday to test technology and communications for the real thing beginning Thursday night.Several people involved in the test said there were some technical glitches, including when the Bengals were making the first selection and at various other spots. A few of them spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to comment publicly.Commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this month warned team executives not to be critical of the process, nor of the league’s decision to go ahead with the draft as scheduled April 23-25. Broncos general manager John Elway and 49ers GM John Lynch said they were satisfied with the proceedings. Family members of four victims sue over Kobe Bryant crashLOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members of four of the people killed in a helicopter crash with Kobe Bryant and his daughter are suing the companies that owned and operated the aircraft.The wrongful death lawsuits were filed electronically Sunday in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of three members of one family and a woman who helped coach Bryant’s daughter in basketball.The group was heading to a basketball tournament Jan. 26 when the chopper crashed in thick fog northwest of Los Angeles.The suits allege that Island Express Helicopters Inc. was careless and negligent in the crash that killed nine.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Maguire becomes United’s third summer signing following full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, who arrived from Crystal Palace and Swansea respectively.His arrival — provided he agrees personal terms and passes his medical — should provide United with the leadership and authority that has been missing from their defence.They conceded 54 goals last term, only West Ham and Watford of the top 13 Premier League clubs let in more.Maguire will give manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a surfeit of central defenders in taking the total to seven, although Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly is out of action till December with a knee injury.Maguire made 69 Premier League appearances for Leicester and signed a new five-year contract with the Foxes last September.United’s transfer business is unlikely to stop there with a potential swap deal involving Argentinian striker Paulo Dybala joining them from Juventus and Belgian international Romelu Lukaku moving to the Italian champions.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Harry MaguireLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Harry Maguire, described as a “special player” by Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, is set to become the world’s most expensive defender after Manchester United agreed to pay a reported fee of £80 million ($97 million).The 26-year-old central defender –coveted by United since he starred as England reached the World Cup semi-finals — is to undergo a medical at United over the weekend.“The clubs have agreed (a fee) and there’s still some work for it to go through,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.“He’s a special player, he’s not a player that of course we would want to lose.“He’s a top-class player, he’s a good man as well, and everything about Harry over the course of this pre-season, he knows there has been interest over the summer and he’s been super professional.”Maguire’s fee out-strips Dutch international Matthijs van Ligt who in July moved to Juventus from Ajax for a combined fee of 75 million euros plus 10.5 million euros of add-ons.De Ligt’s compatriot Virgil van Dijk cost Liverpool £75 million when he moved from Southampton in January 2018.Maguire’s value has soared in five years, costing Hull just £2.5 million when they signed him from Sheffield United in 2014 — Leicester then snapped him up in 2017 for £12 million.
Facebook21Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeThis year, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is delighted to welcome 16 additional members across four divisions to the ranks of its full-time faculty. While some faces may be familiar and others brand new, they all bring a valuable diversity of backgrounds, education, and life experience to the college community.Applied Technology DivisionAdam WatersArchitecture, Engineering & Construction ProfessorAdam received his Associate of Science in Mechanical Design and Drafting Technology from Green River Community College and his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Massachusetts.Andrew LeirenCybersecurity Networking ProfessorAndy received his Associate in Applied Science degrees in IT- Desktop Support and Computer Network Administration from South Puget Sound Community College and his Bachelor of Arts in Education and Mathematics from The Evergreen State College.Andrew has worked part-time for the college since September 2013.Brian EriksenAutomotive ProfessorBrian received his Associate of Applied Science degree and Automotive Certificate from South Puget Sound Community College.Brian has worked for the College since April 2017.Gordon Gül CIS Programming ProfessorGordon received his Associate of Arts and Sciences in Pre-Medicine from Lower Columbia College, his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Development from Malmo University and his Master of Science in Software Engineering from Lund University, Lund Institute of Technology.Humanities and Communication DivisionCameron May Music Professor – InstrumentalCameron received his Bachelor of Music Education from University of Colorado and his Masters of Music in Conducting from University of Illinois.John GuarenteMusic Professor – ChoralJohn received his Bachelor of Arts in Music and Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Rutgers University and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from University of Miami.Jolynn Amrine GoertzEnglish Professor – Composition & Multicultural StudiesJolynn received her Bachelor of Arts in English from John Brown University, her Master of Arts in English from The Queen’s University Belfast and her Master of Arts in Anthropology from University of Alabama.Kiffen DoschEnglish Professor – CompositionKiffen received her Associate of Arts from Wenatchee Valley College and her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from Central Washington University.Kiffen has worked part-time for the college since January 2014.Natural and Applied Sciences DivisionAnnette Hill-OnstottNursing ProfessorAnnette received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Grays Harbor College and her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University.Emily BoyceMathematics ProfessorEmily received her Associate of Arts from South Puget Sound Community College, her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Saint Martin’s University, and her Master of Science in Mathematics and Mathematics Education from Montana State University.Jessie HubbardNursing ProfessorJessie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Science in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University.Rembrandt HaftBiology ProfessorRembrandt received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Pomona College and his Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology from University of Washington.Rembrandt has worked for the college since January 2015.Sailaja ArungundramChemistry ProfessorSailaja received her Master of Science in Chemistry from University of Madras, her Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from New Mexico State University and her Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry from University of Georgia.Social Science and Business DivisionAdam TenenbaumParalegal ProfessorAdam received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Northwestern University and his Juris Doctor from University of California, Berkeley School of Law.Elena GarrisonBusiness ProfessorElena received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Economics, Business and Accounting from The Urals State University of Economics and her Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Education from The University of Montana.Emily WallaceCulinary Arts ProfessorEmily received her ACF Certified Culinary Certificate from Renton Technical College.Emily has worked for the College since September 2016.