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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.

 

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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."

Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Wins Prestigious Fellowship

Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Wins Prestigious Fellowship

Jonathan H. Dang, a UH Mānoa electrical engineering graduate student, has been named the 2014-15 recipient of the IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering. Established in 2000, this prestigious award is given annually to one first-year, full-time graduate student in electrical engineering worldwide. The award carries a stipend of $10,000 per year, and is renewable for a second year.

Currently a first-year graduate student in UH Mānoa’s MS electrical engineering program, Dang’s research involves the development of liquid-metal circuits and components. Structures based on liquid metal have the potential to be a game changer, extending the realm of current 3D printing technology (configurable, but not re-configurable) to shape-shifting 3D structures reminiscent of the futuristic cyborg in Terminator 2. Dang’s research is a stepping stone in that direction, as it proposes moving metal at will in 2D.

AAA: Gas Prices Drop in Many Areas Before the Holiday

The Hawaii average state gas price inched down one cent to $4.34 per gallon during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The state average price had been above $4.35 since May 13.  The current price average is two cents less than last month and a penny higher than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average price dropped two cents to $4.32, also down two cents from a month ago and 12 cents more than a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.14 per gallon, down two cents from last week, four cents less than a month ago and 19 cents less than this time a year ago.  

Wailuku’s average is $4.47 a gallon, unchanged since last Thursday, a penny more than last month and 22 cents less than last year.  

 

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AAA: Gas Prices Drop in Many Areas Before the Holiday

The Hawaii average state gas price inched down one cent to $4.34 per gallon during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The state average price had been above $4.35 since May 13.  The current price average is two cents less than last month and a penny higher than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average price dropped two cents to $4.32, also down two cents from a month ago and 12 cents more than a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.14 per gallon, down two cents from last week, four cents less than a month ago and 19 cents less than this time a year ago.  

Wailuku’s average is $4.47 a gallon, unchanged since last Thursday, a penny more than last month and 22 cents less than last year.  

 

Bone Marrow Search for 7 Year Old Continues

Bone Marrow Search for 7 Year Old Continues

Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry will host a donor recruitment drive at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet and Market Place this Sunday to register potential bone marrow donors.  The drive is a continuous search for a match for the 7-year-old Acute Leukemia patient Baylor Fredrickson and other patients suffering from various blood cancers and diseases who are in need of a bone marrow transplant.

 

DRIVE DETAILS

What:

Bone Marrow Donor Recruitment Drive

Date/ Day:

Sunday, June 29, 2014

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Offers Free Keiki Car-Seat Safety Checks To The Public

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Offers Free Keiki Car-Seat Safety Checks To The Public

HONOLULU – As part of its commitment to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is continuing its free car-seat safety inspections this Friday, June 27, and the fourth Friday of every following month this year. The inspections, which are being offered to all members of the public, are performed by certified car-seat technicians from FICOH’s Claims and Risk & Safety Management staff. 

 

What:

Free keiki car-seat safety checks

 

Upcoming dates:

Fridays, June 27, July 25 and August 22; half-hour appointments available between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

 

Where: