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First Insurance Company of Hawaii’s Community Action Team & HPD to sign-wave for traffic safety

First Insurance Company of Hawaii’s Community Action Team & HPD to sign-wave for traffic safety

Information courtesy: Communications Pacific

WHEN:         Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 7 to 8 a.m.

WHAT:          Traffic Safety Sign-Waving in partnership with the Honolulu Police Department

WHERE:       Hihiwai Street and University Avenue near Ala Wai Elementary School

DETAILS:     Ala Wai Elementary School students and faculty will be joining First Insurance Company of Hawaii’s Community Action Team (“First CAT”) and the Honolulu Police Department at a sign-waving event to promote safe driving. Volunteers will be gathering across from Ala Wai Park at 7 a.m.

UH’s Hinshaw getting $287K sabbatical, high-paid professorship

Virginia Hinshaw

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw will be paid nearly $300,000 for a ten- month sabbatical after she steps down from her position this summer and she will land another high paying UH job next year.

While UH President M.R.C. Greenwood defended the move, it was criticized by UH students, the faculty union and others. 

Sources told Hawaii News Now Hinshaw's sabbatical proposal generated a lot of debate behind closed doors during the executive session of a UH Board of Regents meeting Jan. 19. 

The Regents who opposed the move either left the meeting before the vote or voted "yes" so they would not embarrass Hinshaw, sources said. 

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UH Track & Field: Rainbow Wahine Post Highest Score At WAC Outdoor

UH Track & Field: Rainbow Wahine Post Highest Score At WAC Outdoor

rmation courtesy: University of Hawaii Athletics

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Hawai‘i women’s track and field team completed the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a fifth place finish after picking up six more medals Friday at the Dan O’Brien Complex.

The Rainbow Wahine tied their highest finish at the WAC Outdoor Championships while setting a new school record with 111.5 points and 10 total medals. The previous record was 105.5 points set by the 2009 squad, which also tallied nine total medals. 

Utah State snapped Louisiana Tech’s stranglehold of the WAC Championship by winning the team title with 148.5 points followed by host Idaho (133.5), Louisiana Tech (129), Fresno State (115), UH, New Mexico State (102), and Nevada (76.5).

Senior TeRina Keenan captured her third consecutive discus title with a personal best throw of 179-2 (54.60m).

Week-long bike lane study on Waialae Avenue begins

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - This week, drivers along Kaimuki's Waialae Avenue are literally being put to the test.

Starting today, May 14 thru Friday, May 18th between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. drivers along Waialae Avenue won't be able to turn left into Sacred Heart's Academy nor turn left onto 5th Avenue to head up to the H-1 freeway.

The City Department of Transportation Services is collecting supplemental data to see what alternate routes drivers are likely to take when they can't turn left at those sites at that peak morning commute hour.

It's all part of additional information needed in a feasibility study to look at putting bike lanes along Waialae Avenue from 11th Avenue to St. Louis Heights Drive. Engineers are looking to find the best and safest way to link up bike lanes along Kalanianaole Highway in East Honolulu, thru Kaimuki toward the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Bike to the Zoo Day

Bike to the Zoo Day

The following information is provided by the City & County of Honolulu:

The City and County of Honolulu’s 4th annual Bike to the Zoo Day will be on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone who rides a bicycle to the Honolulu Zoo will get in free. Bicyclists should enter from the Monsarrat Avenue gate.

There will be free valet bicycle parking available. The first 200 bicyclists will receive a free bag with goodies.

The City is providing this free event to encourage people to ride bicycles for short trips instead of driving their cars. Mayor Peter Carlisle endorses this multi-modal approach to transportation in saying, “We hope this fun, free event will help people realize the potential of the bicycle as an alternative to the car for these shorter trips.”

Dog adoption special at Hawaiian Humane Society

Dog adoption special at Hawaiian Humane Society

Must love dogs!

The Hawaiian Humane Society's dog kennels are at critical capacity today with more pups moving out tomorrow. So from now until Sunday, May 27, all dog adoptions will be just $10! Come down and find the love of your life, and please help spread the word.

Humane Society Adoptions Hours
Weekdays: 11 am -- 7 pm
Weekends: 10 am -- 4 pm (and most holidays)
Telephone: 356-2218

UH graduates new doctors, hopes many will practice in the islands

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine welcomed 64 new doctors Sunday. But as the graduates move on, there are concerns about how many of them will return to practice in Hawaii.

JABSOM officials say the state is about 600 physicians short of what it should have. But the university is hoping that many from the latest crop of graduates will return home to make up that shortfall.

In his remarks at the convocation ceremony at the Kennedy Theatre at the UH Manoa campus, medical school Dean Jerris Hedges reminded the graduates of the importance of returning to service in the same place where they first became doctors.

Two years ago, a JABSOM survey revealed several factors explaining why the state doesn't have enough doctors. Hedges said many of those reasons still remain.

Ala Moana Hotel's Na Hoku Hanohano Sweepstakes

Ala Moana Hotel's Na Hoku Hanohano Sweepstakes

The following information by Bennet Group Strategic Communications:

2012 Hawaii Social Media Summitt Looking For Speakers

2012 Hawaii Social Media Summitt Looking For Speakers

The following information is provided by Hawaii Pacific Entertainment:

Technology News Bytes is calling speakers for the Third Annual Hawaii Social Media Summit, part of the 2012 Technology Expo for Business  & Consumers held on October 17 from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.

There are 10 desirable speaking opportunities available for social media experts and authorities in the consumer-generated web-based and mobile-based technology fields. Speaker applications will be accepted through August 31, 2012. If interested, please submit your application to sanna@tnblive.com.

UH Women’s Tennis Drops NCAA Opener To Notre Dame

UH Women’s Tennis Drops NCAA Opener To Notre Dame

The following information is provided by University of Hawaii Athletics:

The University of Hawai‘i women’s tennis team saw their season and nine-match win streak come to an end with a 4-0 loss to No. 20 Notre Dame Friday at the Vandy Christie Tennis Center on the campus of Northwestern University.

On a clear day with temperature reaching 70 degrees, the 52nd-ranked Rainbow Wahine (15-7) put up a good fight in their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Notre Dame (21-7) advances to the second round where they will face the winner of host Northwestern and Akron.

The Fighting Irish got the early lead by taking the doubles point by winning on courts No. 1 and 3. At No. 3, Christine McGaffigan and Jennifer Kellner held a 5-0 lead on UH’s Martina Kostalova and Aglae Van den Bergh before the Rainbow Wahine duo won the next three games. McGaffigan and Kellner held on by winning the last three, 8-3.