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Bookmarks for August 23rd
When I'm not blogging, I'm browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on August 23rd:
'No. 1 earmarks guy' calls them transparent, beneficial: Sen. Daniel K. Inouye defended his earmarks before a friendly crowd Monday at the Keauhou Beach Resort. Those earmarks are transparent and justifiably benefit not just Hawaii residents, but also the federal departments and agencies that are impacted, he said.
Community vital part of saving Hawaii reefs: As government funding to deal with marine resources has shrunk, communities around the state increasingly have realized that tapping the collective strength of their neighbors is critical if they hope to succeed in combating the degradation of Hawai'i reefs and fisheries.
Grateful Mauians fund hospital transport gear: Riley Araki-Regan's family's gratitude for the work done at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children has been expressed with the donation of $7,000 to buy two syringe pumps.
State budget crisis puts UH lab in limbo: The $47.5 million University of Hawaii laboratory planned next to the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kakaako is in limbo. State funds needed to match $32.5 million in federal funding for the laboratory have not been released by the Lingle administration because of the state budget crisis.
Nature Conservancy LEEDs the Way: The Nature Conservancy’s main headquarters in Hawai‘i, the historic Wing Wo Tai building in downtown Honolulu, has been certified as the first green existing building in the state, the organization announced today.
Computing center gets fresh Mana: The Maui High Performance Computing Center got more Mana on Friday - that's the name of its new platform, a giant parallel processing machine that requires $350,000 worth of electricity a month to keep it humming.
Attorney General Holder Announces Law Enforcement Grant to Hawaii: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the award of more than $1.56 million for the State of Hawaii to maintain or increase public safety in the state, supporting law enforcement programs, and technology improvement programs.
Akimeka takes the fast-growth track: Akimeka Technologies, known as a provider of information-technology services, is staffing an entire military base and operates a research laboratory for infectious diseases.
JCSAT-12 Satellite Successfully Launched for SKY Perfect JSAT: The JCSAT-12 communications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation of Japan, was successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana. It will provide services to Japan, Oceania, the Asia-Pacific region and Hawaii.
Enterprise Establishes 'Hybrid Branches' at Four Hawai'i Locations: Enterprise Rent-A-Car is designating four rental locations in Hawai'i as "hybrid branches," which have a higher concentration of hybrids available and customers will be able to reserve these hybrids online or by phone.
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