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Disney Conservation Grant Continues Support for Coral Reef Research

Disney Conservation Grant Continues Support for  Coral Reef Research

HONOLULU – The UH Mānoa Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology has been awarded a $24,650 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) to support the Connecting Coral Reefs Worldwide project. This new award will build on the positive outcomes of their 2013 award.

The DWCF 2014-2015 award will allow researchers and students from the Palau International Coral Reef Center to travel to HIMB to learn new population genetics techniques that will improve the design of resilient Marine Protected Area (MPA) networks so that they are more effective in protecting coral reefs in Palau and throughout Micronesia.

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Standards and Other Delights from Rachel Gonzales, Les Peetz in HPR’s Atherton Dec. 6

Standards and Other Delights from Rachel Gonzales, Les Peetz in HPR’s Atherton Dec. 6

One of Hawai‘i’s top jazz vocalists Rachel Gonzales and longtime collaborator pianist Les Peetz return to Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Atherton Studio on December 6th with an eclectic evening of “Standards and Other Delights.” Backed by music veterans Dean Taba on bass and Scott Shafer on drums, their program promises delightfully unconventional arrangements of jazz standards, plus a mix of contemporary classical music, Sixties pop, folk music, and more.

Admission for the December 6th return engagement of these talented jazz artists is $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. Tickets may be purchased at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The intimate Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m. The Atherton regularly sells out and patrons are advised to reserve their tickets early.

Hollywood Movie Music, Beethoven And Brahms In Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Lineup

Hollywood Movie Music, Beethoven And Brahms In Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Lineup

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will perform three concerts this month at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, featuring a variety of popular and classical music, from Star Wars and Jurassic Park to Beethoven and Brahms.

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

HONOLULU – With the holidays right around the corner and as part of its commitment to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is continuing its free keiki car-seat safety inspections this Friday, Nov. 14, and next month on Friday, Dec. 12. The inspections are being offered to the public free of charge and 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:

Friday, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, 2014. Appointments available between 10 a.m. and noon.

Where:

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Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Receives Top Performance Rating

The Joint Commission, a leading accreditor of hospitals and healthcare organizations across the nation, today honored Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The results, based on accountability measures determined by quality performance and positive patient outcomes, were announced in The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report, America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.

Pearl City Library Celebrates 45th Anniversary this Sunday, Nov. 16

Pearl City Library Celebrates 45th Anniversary this Sunday, Nov. 16

 Pearl City Public Library, located at 1138 Waimano Home Road, will celebrate its 45th Anniversary with special programs on Sunday, November 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The public is invited to attend this free event which is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and Friends of Pearl City Public Library.  The Library will be open during its normal Sunday hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

The special programs include:

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Balloon Monsoon.  Balloon Monsoon will present balloon twisting with a magical twist.  Children of all ages are invited to watch “magical twistings” and receive a free balloon sculpture.  Refreshments will be served while supplies last.    

• 2 p.m. – Chinese Lion Dance.  The Lung Kong Physical Cultural Club will present a lion dance to help chase evil spirits away and celebrate the Library’s 45th Anniversary event!       

Lance Wilhelm To Join Irongate As Managing Principal

Lance Wilhelm To Join Irongate As Managing Principal

Will represent developer in Hawaii

HONOLULU – Irongate, the developer of Trump International Hotel & Tower at Waikiki Beach Walk and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, announced today that Lance Wilhelm will soon be joining its team as Managing Principal to oversee current and future development projects in Hawaii and to represent Irongate in the state.

Wilhelm is currently Senior Vice President for Hawaii Operations at Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. and the chairman of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. He is expected to leave Kiewit later this month and start work at Irongate shortly after. His position on the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees will not be affected.