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David Karl and Edward DeLong awarded $4.2M to pursue high risk research in marine microbial ecology

David Karl and Edward DeLong awarded $4.2M to pursue  high risk research in marine microbial ecology

 

HONOLULU - The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded Dr. David Karl and Dr. Edward DeLong, both UH Mānoa professors in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) individual grants totaling $4.2M to support their marine research. These awards are part of the Moore Foundation’s national Marine Microbiology Initiative that awarded 16 scientists from 14 different institutions a total of up to $35 million over five years to pursue pioneering research in the field of marine microbial ecology.

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Hawaii Bankers Association Elects New Officers

Hawaii Bankers Association Elects New Officers

The Hawaii Bankers Association announces its recently elected officers for the new fiscal year beginning June 1, 2013: 

 

President:                       Russell J. Lau, Vice Chairman & CEO, Finance Factors Ltd.

Vice President:              Peter S. Ho, Chairman, President & CEO, Bank of Hawaii

Secretary/Treasurer:     Richard Wacker, President & CEO, American Savings Bank

Executive Director:        Edward Y.W. Pei, Executive Vice President, Hawaii Bankers Association

 

98 new U.S. citizens honored on the U.S.S. Missouri

98 new U.S. citizens honored on the U.S.S. Missouri

The United States of America welcomed dozens of its newest citizens today.

98 were granted U.S. citizenship at a special naturalization ceremony on board the U.S.S. Missouri at Pearl Harbor. Over 150 friends and family were also on hand to witness the event.  

The youngest to receive their citizenship was Terrance Lam. Lam is 18 years old and a 2013 graduate of Moanalua High School.

“I’m really glad to be here serving the country in any means,” said Lam who moved to Hawai`i from Hong Kong six years ago. “When I first came here, I didn’t really feel that much of a difference because I know Hawaii is a very diverse state. Wherever I go, I always see Chinese and Asians and I can also interact with people from different cultures.”

Gov. Abercrombie signs bills related to energy and technology

Gov. Abercrombie after signing bills related to technology.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Focusing on two of his administration's priority issues, Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed several bills Wednesday that advance Hawaii's energy and technology goals. 

Upon enacting four measures related to energy, Gov. Abercrombie stated: "We are removing unnecessary barriers to allow a greater segment of our community to invest in and benefit from renewable energy. These bills also improve the efficiency of the industry's registration and reporting process, while encouraging greater openness and expanding protections for our local communities." 

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Hawaii governor to sign human trafficking bills

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie plans to sign two bills designed to prevent human trafficking.

Abercrombie's office says the governor will sign a
bill that puts children who are victims of sex and labor trafficking
within the scope of the Child Protective Act. The bill also declares
January as Human Trafficking Awareness month.

Another bill to be signed Monday requires certain
employers to display posters that provide information related to human
trafficking.

The posters will be required in massage parlors,
establishments that provide nude dancers and some businesses with liquor
licenses.

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HPU hands out layoff notices as enrollment drops

Hawaii Pacific University

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Nearly two dozen employees filling administrative positions at Hawai'i Pacific University were laid-off Wednesday. 

HPU has approximately 1,100 faculty, staff, and administrator full and part-time positions.

"This was fewer than 25 employees and none of the employees are faculty, so in all of the adjustments that we're making this summer, we've taken care to protect the academic heart of the University," explained Todd Simmons, Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Hawai'i Pacific University.

In a letter to all faculty and staff sent out Wednesday, HPU President Geoffrey Bannister wrote: "We had to make some difficult budgetary and personnel changes this week. They are part of many adaptations necessitated by enrollment fluctuations that have been taking place over the last five years."

Security Guard Certification Extension

Security guards who have not yet been certified have until Sunday to complete their application.

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs will open their doors on the weekend to accommodate any last minute applicants.

Here are the locations and office hours to complete your application:

OAHU – 335 Merchant Street, Room 100, Honolulu, HI, 586-3000

Saturday, June 29 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 30 – 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

MAUI – 70 E. Kaahumanu Avenue, Unit B-9, Kahului, Maui, 808-873-8246

Saturday, June 29 – 9 a.m. – noon

Sunday, June 30 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

KAUAI – 3060 Eiwa Street, Suite 204, Lihue, Kauai, 808-274-3200

Saturday, June 29 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 30 – 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.