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See "Car and Truck Show for Kids" at Salt Lake-Moanalua Library on May 17

See "Car and Truck Show for Kids" at Salt Lake-Moanalua Library on May 17

A “Car and Truck Show for Kids,” a free event for the whole family, will be presented at Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Parking Lot.  The Library is now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

See cool vehicles and meet the drivers in one convenient location.  There will be a variety of cars and trucks including a fire truck, a cement mixer truck, hot rods, a Humvee, and more.  Parents and adults are encouraged to bring their cameras to take photos of keiki up close with their favorite cars and trucks.  All keiki must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.                                 

Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

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Mayor's Proclamation Ceremony to be Held for Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival

Mayor's Proclamation Ceremony to be Held for Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival

The Honolulu Ekiden Foundation will be recognized in a proclamation ceremony by Mayor Kirk Caldwell for the Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival. Now in its second year, the Honolulu Ekiden and Music event has the distinction of bringing Japan’s Ekiden tradition to Hawaii, and is the first and only marathon-length relay race and music festival event on the island. Hundreds of Japanese runners will travel to Hawaii to join kama`aina runners and share this unique Japanese event, modeled after messengers in ancient Japan who would deliver messages by passing them to another messenger until it reached its final destination. Teams of two to six people, including Hawaii high school teams, will run relay-style to promote the Japanese Ekiden tradition of team unity and spirit.

AFFILIATES OF WALTON STREET CAPITAL AND AVALON PURCHASE SECOND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY IN KAPOLEI

123-acre Kapolei Business Park West (formerly known as West Kalaeloa Business Park)

FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY APPOINTS TWO ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS

FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY APPOINTS TWO ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is pleased to announce two officer appointments: Janis Kushimi – assistant vice president of Human Resources (HR), and Melissa Current – assistant vice president of Surety & Fidelity. 

Kushimi has more than 20 years of HR experience in Hawaii. Prior to joining FICOH in May 2013 as HR manager, she served as director of corporate human resources at The Queen’s Health Systems. In her first year at FICOH, she has built solid relationships with managers and associates throughout the company and with our fellow Tokio Marine North America group companies. Kushimi earned an MBA from the UH Shidler College of Business and has also earned a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND 13th BIENNIAL GOVERNOR’S PACIFIC RIM SAFETY AND HEALTH CONFERENCE 2014

PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND 13th BIENNIAL GOVERNOR’S PACIFIC RIM SAFETY AND HEALTH CONFERENCE 2014

WHAT:

13th Biennial Governor’s Pacific Rim Safety and Health Conference, one of the nation’s premier safety and health professional development events

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 7, to Friday, May 9

Registration starts at 7 a.m. on May 7

 

WHO:

Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Dr. David Michaels, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor and OSHA head

Dwight Takamine, Director, Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

 

WHERE:

Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue

 

DETAILS:

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Administration, will open the conference.

Ewa Makai Middle School Principal awarded $25,000 in School Leadership Award

Ewa Makai Middle School Principal awarded $25,000 in School Leadership Award

The Island Insurance Foundation presented its tenth annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award of $25,000 to Principal Edward Oshiro of Ewa Makai Middle School at the annual Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation Dinner held on May 1st at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.

The award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., is presented to a public school principal who is visionary, community-minded, and has an entrepreneurial spirit – qualities of leadership that Tokioka exemplified in his own company and in the business community.

Kaiser Permanente to host Head and Neck Cancer Screenings

Kaiser Permanente to host Head and Neck Cancer Screenings

Do you smoke, drink or use smokeless tobacco? Do you have HPV? These factors significantly raise your risk for cancers of the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, thyroid glands, salivary glands, throat or larynx, collectively known as head and neck cancers. Though these cancers may not be talked about as frequently, due to their common risk factors they must be taken seriously. At least 75 percent of head and neck cancers are caused by tobacco and alcohol use, but with early detection these cases are eminently treatable.

Other risk factors include frequent usage of betel nut, poor oral hygiene, consumption of preserved or salted foods, radiation exposure and Asian ancestry, particularly Chinese ancestry. People working certain jobs in the construction, metal, textile, ceramic, logging and food industries may also be at risk for certain cancers of the head and neck.