2 small planes go into Pacific off Hawaii


Both were low on fuel, one ditched and the other crash landed, Coast Guard says

Source: www.cbsnews.com

Both pilots were lucky. One plane ditched in the ocean bear a cruise ship, while the other crashed off Leeward Oahu. Everyone on board the two aircraft were saved. Aloha, Russ

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Four people rescued after plane crash lands off Barbers Point


Four people, including an infant, suffered minor injuries after their single-engine Cessna crash-landed in waters 11 miles off Leeward Oahu.

Source: www.hawaiinewsnow.com

Apparently, the single-engine Cessna ran out of fuel and crashed around 11 miles off Leeward Oahu.  All of those on board were rescued. Aloha, Russ.

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Large fresh water supply discovered by UH researchers on Hawaii Island : University of Hawaiʻi System News


New University of Hawaii discovery may radically change conventional wisdom regarding the state’s most valuable resource: fresh water.

Source: www.hawaii.edu

The preliminary results of the Humu’ula Saddle Hydrologic Study look promising. According to UH-Manoa Professor Donald Thomas, water was found at higher elevations than expected, something that could be tapped and used by farmers, ranchers, and residential areas.  Many areas of Hawaii Island have been plagued by drought and additional water supplies are needed to meet the island’s demand for fresh water.  The study is being supported by the U.S. Army at the PTA training center in the saddle area between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.  The army trucks in water for training operations and could use a reliable source of fresh water.  Professor Thomas says the study should be extended to all islands.  If more water is found at higher elevations, this could mean that "the islands act as huge containers."

Thomas believes the discovery of additional water resources could change our understanding of the state’s geology.  Aloha, Russ.

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NFL Foundation provides grant money to Hawaii non-profits


Even though the NFL Pro Bowl all-star game will not be held at Aloha Stadium this year, the league’s foundation continues its support for local youth-serving non-profit organizations.

Source: khon2.com

Although Sunday’s Pro-Bowl game was played in Arizona, the game will return to Hawaii in 2016.  One of the benefits of the Pro-Bowl and its NFL Foundation program is the contribution made to local nonprofit organizations.  This year, the NFL Foundation will give $100,000 to 34 organizations in the state of Hawaii, ranging from Big Brothers/Big Sisters to Hospice of Kona. Aloha, Russ.

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UH considering “Yes means yes” consent policy to strengthen Title IX requirements – Hawaii News Now


The University of Hawai’i will soon be rolling out a series of system-wide campus initiatives designed to strengthen their Title IX compliance and ensure students safety.

Source: www.hawaiinewsnow.com

Hopefully, some of these measures will increase student awareness of the dangers lurking in any large complex open to the public. Student safety is a shared responsibility, with the University of Hawaii providing patrols, surveillance, and help if needed and students becoming aware of their own vulnerabilities.  It’s a sad commentary on our times, but, in the end, you have to protect yourself and reduce your exposure to dangerous situations.  Aloha, Russ.

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Suspect arrested in fatal Pacific Palisades stabbing – Hawaii News Now


dA 38-year-old man is in critical condition after he was allegedly stabbed in Pearl City Saturday morning.

Source: www.hawaiinewsnow.com

Honolulu police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 36-year-old man in Pacific Palisades. Police say officers found the victim with stab wounds at the  Pacific Palisades home on Saturday morning.  He was taken to a hospital, where he died.  A 19-year-old suspect was arrested at the home on suspicion of second-degree murder.  Aloha, Russ.

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Roundup Herbicide: A Kidney-Killer?


A new observational study confirms the hypothesis that Roundup herbicide (glyphosate) is behind the mysterious global epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has taken thousands of lives.
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Source: www.organicconsumers.org

According to the Organic Growers Association, a recent study conducted in Sri Lanka and Central America shows a link between the use of Roundup herbicide and the widespread incidence of chronic kidney disease. The study claims the popular herbicide damages renal tissues and leads to kidney disease among farmers.  Critics of the study say the report suffers from lack of data and is largely anti-biotech propaganda.  Aloha, Russ.

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