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Two explosions hit police stations in eastern Turkey, killing six people and wounding nearly 200 others, authorities said Thursday.
A food safety attorney with experience handling hepatitis A cases has flown in from Seattle to represent 12 of the Oahu victims. “It’s a big one. With 206 people, it’s the second largest outbreak I’ve been involved in,” said attorney Bill Marler. Marler says his clients described the infection as having “the worst flu you’ve ever had, but having it for two to three months.” As an example of the prolonged impact, Marler said, “I was talking to a young mom today who is three weeks out of the hospital, but she is still jaundiced. Her eyes are so yellow, her children refuse to go out of the house with her unless she puts on sunglasses.” So far, one lawsuit was officially filed against Genki Sushi, Koha Foods, and Sea Port, but Marler promises more will follow. “A class-action lawsuit doesn’t work really well when you have people who may have been sick for a week to people then facing kidney failure and transplant,” Marler explained. “There’s such a wide variety of damages that each pe..
The Philippines' fiery new president triggered a war of words that has shocked many Filipinos after he publicly accused a female senator of being an "immoral woman."
The last thing a competing athlete wants to see going viral on social media are allegations that his penis thwarted his Olympic dream. But that's what happened to Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita earlier this week.
Another day in the books and another delay in the release of the depth chart for the University of Hawaii Football team. Just nine days out from kick-off against California in Australia, Rainbow Warriors Head Coach Nick Rolovich says competition continues, including at the quarterback position. Wednesday, returning starter Ikaika Woolsey remained taking first team reps in walk-troughs with Dru Brown and Aaron Zwahlen getting ample opportunities to throw in the two hour practice. Far from a mystery is who has been the overwhelming head-turner as emerging offensive threat in both the spring and summer. That would be Kealakehe alum, Freshman Slot Back John Ursua. After leaving the Big Island to finish his prep career in Utah, Ursua, who caught two touchdown passes in last weekend’s training camp closing scrimmage took a two year church mission in Paris, France before red-shirting in 2015. “It’s a great feeling you know, after not playing for a while, it’s a great feeling to help out ..
Part of the proceeds from the sale of a rare and valuable Hawaii postage stamp is being repatriated to the Islands as a charitable gift of $250,000 to the Hawaii Foodbank. The intact, unused stamp from 1851, when Hawaii was still a kingdom, sold at auction on May 29. It is from a group of early Hawaii postage stamps commonly known as "missionary" stamps, because they were frequently used by Protestant missionaries to send mail to the United States. The 5-cent stamp was previously owned by William…
The Hawaii Foodbank is receiving a big donation, thanks to a stamp. Sue and Bill Gross of Laguna Beach, Calif. recently auctioned off a rare, unused 1851 five-cent Hawaiian Missionary stamp. The couple decided to donate a portion of the proceeds, $250,000, raised from that auction to the Hawaii Foodbank. “It’s a rare Hawaiian stamp collection, so they felt it was fitting that part of the proceeds of the sale of the Hawaiian stamps come back to Hawaii,” explained Gerald Shintaku, Hawaii Foodbank president and CEO. “They understood the huge need, the huge issue of hunger here in the islands.” The donation will help provide 625,000 meals to Hawaii’s hungry.
The hepatitis A outbreak is shining a light on the imported food industry, with scallops from the Philippines fingered as the likely source. We spend some time researching food imports to find out how much contaminated foreign seafood is caught at U.S. ports. Only about two percent of all foreign seafood is inspected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before it hits stores and restaurants, and of that two percent, just a fraction gets turns away. The FDA said Wednesday it doesn’t know when the investigation will reach a conclusion confirming the hepatitis A source. FDA is on a constant lookout for tainted foreign shipments with a thorough inspection protocol, but with limited resources. Still they managed to catch 50,000 suspect imports just over the past couple of years. We found only 5,000 of them were for foreign seafood. Click to view the FDA’s data on: Imported seafood refusals | All refusals (2014-July 2016) | List of violation codes Most of the shipments, which can ..
A former assistant attorney general of Missouri is now the chief counsel for the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, replacing Thomas Gorak, who moved into the position of commissioner on the PUC. Commission Chairman Randy Iwase appointed Caroline Ishida as chief counsel effective July 26. Ishida, who also had stints at the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Earthjustice and the Hawaii Department of Health, is an alumna of Washington University in St. Louis. She joined the PUC in March 2015. “Caroline…
Hawaii regulators have set a schedule for Hawaiian Electric Co.’s major energy plans, which will set the agenda for the state’s energy industry. The utility’s new energy plan includes such types of renewable energy sources as rooftop solar, utility-scale solar and wind, with some offshore wind, geothermal, biomass and biofuels. It also includes the use of liquefied natural gas. Hawaiian Electric’s “Power Supply Improvement” plan, which needs the approval of the Hawaii Public Utilities…
Matterport is a 3D mapping service, which uses a scanning camera to create immersive views of interior spaces, similar to the way Google Street View maps the outdoors. Currently, the virtual tour technology is used in residential and commercial real estate, the travel industry, and in news and entertainment. Still shot from the Matterport tour of 44-178 Nanamoana St – Notice the location key in the bottom left corner In the real estate industry, Matterport means agents can provide prospective home buyers with a seamless walk through of a home from the comfort of their sofas. Using a link to the tour, a client can click the arrow buttons on the keyboard to move through a space, turn left and right, and look up and down, just as if they were standing in the room. This is an incredible upgrade to the 1990’s era Powerpoint-esque slideshows set to tinny elevator music, still common in our industry. Still shot from the Matterport tour of 44-178 Nanamoana St – Notice the circles along the ..
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Hawaiʻi Police Department South Hilo Patrol Lieutenant Gregory Esteban Phone: 961-2252 Report No. C16021901 Media Release (update) Hawaiʻi Island police have not yet identified the body of a man found floating Tuesday (August 16) off the Hāmākua Coast. He is describe as Caucasian, 6-foot-3, 150 pounds with blue eyes, red medium-length hair and a red goatee. He is estimated to be in his late 20s to mid-30s. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday (August 23) to determine the cause of death. Police ask anyone who knows the man’s identity or who has any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. The case is being investigated as a coroner’s inquest.
While the Hawaii Department of Health says it’s nailed down the likely source of the hepatitis A outbreak, that doesn’t mean it’s over. The DOH says since last week, 38 more cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed, bringing the total to 206. Fifty-one of those people had to be hospitalized. One of the new confirmed cases was a food service worker at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, a popular ramen shop on Kaheka Street, outside Don Quijote. The employee worked on July 21-23 and 26-30, and Aug. 2-6 and 9-11, 2016. Health officials stress that this does not mean the restaurant was the source of the outbreak, and are providing the information to the public as a precaution in an attempt to prevent any new cases. The likelihood that patrons of this business will become infected is very low. “Even though we’ve identified and work to confirm the likely source of the overall outbreak, we may continue to see new cases with hepatitis A infection like this person because of how long ago people woul..
The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Wednesday an additional case of hepatitis A in an Oahu food service worker. The infected case is an employee at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka restaurant, located at 801 Kaheka Street, outside Don Quijote, in Honolulu. The employee worked on July 21-23 and 26-30, and Aug. 2-6 and 9-11, 2016. Health officials stress that this does not mean the restaurant was the source of the outbreak. DOH is providing the information to the public as a precaution in an attempt to prevent any new cases. The likelihood that patrons of this business will become infected is very low. On Aug. 16, the department identified uncooked scallops served at Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai as the likely source and shut down those restaurants. “Even though we’ve identified and work to confirm the likely source of the overall outbreak, we may continue to see new cases with hepatitis A infection like this person because of how long ago people would have bee..
American swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger have left the Rio airport after being pulled off their plane for questioning, according to a statement from the Untied States Olympic Committee. The pair were part of a group...
The Arbors offers an excellent opportunity for first-time buyers, PCSing service members, and investors. One of only two gated townhome communities in the Ewa By Gentry neighborhood, it is comprised of 2 bed/2 bath and 3 bed/3 bath units, with 1,110 sq ft and 1,526 sq ft of living space, respectively. Price point? Mid $400s for the two bedroom units and low $500s for the three bedroom units. All but one model of the townhomes also come equipped with a generously sized garage, some large enough for two vehicles plus storage - even a motorcycle! With some units backing up to the lush Coral Creek Golf Course and other units offering sweeping sunset views, it is easy to fall in love with this community. Ewa by Gentry is one of Ewa Beach’s most popular master planned communities. It’s a quick ten minute drive to the beach and is surrounded by four golf courses. It is also a short distance to not only a great dog park for pet lovers, but schools and parks as well. Nearby military faciliti..
Wade Gesteuyala has been appointed general manager of Hawaii’s first Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, which is under construction in Kapolei in West Oahu. The 175-room hotel, which is scheduled to open this fall, will be located within the new Ka Makana Alii shopping center. The hotel is owned by Ka Makana Alii Hotel LLC and managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality. As general manager, Gesteuyala will lead all aspects of hotel operations including guest services and satisfaction, hotel administration…
An informal gathering will take place in Pearl City for those who want to learn more about Honolulu’s rail project. The Rail Talk Story and Display will be held this Sunday, Aug. 21, 1-2:30 p.m., at Pearl City Public Library. Participants will be able to watch videos, view a rail display, and talk story with representatives from the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, and contractors Kiewit and Nan Inc. Contact the library directly at 453-6566 if you need a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations. Pearl City Public Library is located at 1138 Waimano Home Road.