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HSPLS Adds 11 Foreign Languages to Electronic Database on July 1

HSPLS Adds 11 Foreign Languages to Electronic Database on July 1

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) will add 11 foreign languages to its Mango Languages electronic database on Tuesday, July 1.  Mango Languages, an online language-learning software system, debuted its Hawaiian language resource for library patrons on our HSPLS website in December 2013, and since then HSPLS patrons have been able to learn the Hawaiian language anytime, anywhere, free via the Mango Languages resource. 

The additional languages, all free, are: Cantonese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, Indonesian, Thai, Portuguese (Brazilian), Swahili, Greek (modern), Hebrew (modern), and Arabic (modern standard).

The Mango Languages system offers a unique learning environment that allows patrons to take lessons at their own pace.  Memory-building exercises are embedded into each unit to ensure that patrons retain what they learn.

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RevoluSun's New Quiz: Do you qualify for solar?

RevoluSun's New Quiz: Do you qualify for solar?

Take the simple quiz that RevoluSun has created to find out if you qualify for solar power! 

 

Tesoro Hosts 9th Annual Fueling Dreams to Benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Tesoro Hosts 9th Annual Fueling Dreams to Benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i

This summer, drivers who are filling their tanks can also help fuel the dreams of local athletes. From July 2 through August 5, motorists can make a donation at any participating Tesoro2Go location statewide to give Special Olympics Hawai‘i athletes opportunities to compete on a statewide, national and international level.

As part of the month-long fundraising event, there will be three drawings, each for $500 in Tesoro fuel cards. Those who donate $5 will receive one entry; those who donate $20 will receive five entries.  (Donations are not required to enter the drawing.)

American Marketing Association Hawaii Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

American Marketing Association Hawaii Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULU, HAWAII (June 30, 2014) — The Hawaii chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Hawaii) introduced the new members of its 2014-2015 board of directors today. These members are volunteers from the local marketing community who are elected to lead AMA Hawaii in its efforts to support their fellow local marketers.

“This year’s board of directors includes both new and old faces with professionals representing marketing in different companies and sectors around the state,” said Lisette Gonzalez, AMA Hawaii president. “We look forward to working together to continue to serve Hawaii’s marketing community with innovative resources, professional development and networking opportunities.”

The AMA Hawaii 2014-2015 board of directors includes:

- President: Lisette Gonzalez (Marketing Communications Officer, Bank of Hawaii)

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Picnic on the Pier at the Battleship Missouri Memorial for Independence Day

Picnic on the Pier at the Battleship Missouri Memorial for Independence Day

What: Steel Beach Picnic

When: Friday, July 4
6:00 p.m. – Picnic begins
9:00 p.m. – Fireworks show

Where: Battleship Missouri Memorial, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Cost: General Admission: $10; Child Admission (Ages 4-12): $5; Free for Mighty Mo members

Admission: To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/ussmsteelpicnic or bring cash to pay at the door. Roundtrip complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.

BISHOP STREET COMMERCIAL ACQUIRES GMR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, SALES AND LEASING

BISHOP STREET COMMERCIAL ACQUIRES GMR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, SALES AND LEASING

Bishop Street Commercial (BSC) announced today that it will acquire the property management portfolio and sales and leasing functions of GMR LLC. Philip Russell, CRE will join BSC as executive managing director while also continuing as president of GMR’s remaining business services.

 

“We are extremely fortunate to have Phil join us. He brings an invaluable level of knowledge and insight to the team along with his history in asset services and Hawaii’s real estate market,” said Matt Bittick (PB) CCIM SIOR, chief executive officer of BSC.  “This business opportunity is a perfect complement to BSC’s continued growth in the Hawaii market.”

 

The transaction adds 122,700 square feet of rentable commercial properties to the BSC management portfolio.

 

Pair of thieves steal food from Kalihi homeless shelter

KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- An ongoing problem at a homeless shelter in Kalihi is finally caught on camera.

Surveillance video at the Institute for Human Services on Kaaahi Street revealed a pair of thieves stealing more than thirty pounds of banana from the shelter's garden last week. 

The cameras, installed less than two weeks ago, show two men get out of their SUV, chop the branch and take off. The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. last week Sunday. Theft cases like this have been an issue at the facility for more than two years.  

"We've had this happen several times before not only on the men's side but also on the women's side," Director of Facilities and Operations Gordon Ortiz said. "We've never caught anybody so it was surprising that this system was in the right place at the right time."