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2009-08-06 11:21:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced new service from its Guam hub and Honolulu to Nadi, Fiji beginning Dec. 18, 2009. The flights will also offer convenient connections from the U.S. mainland, Japan and Continental's Micronesian network to Nadi. "We are pleased to add Nadi to our portfolio of Pacific destinations," said Jim Compton, Continental's executive vice president of marketing. "Fiji is a popular vacation spot that attracts...

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2009-07-23 09:25:00

Thomas Marler recently published the results of his research that reveal some of the attributes of the long-lived leaves of Guam's Cycas micronesica plants. "These leaves are relatively large and are constructed of tough tissues," said Marler. "Both of these factors indicate the construction costs of this leaf form are substantial."Green leaves must pay back their own construction costs, but each leaf is also required to supply the energy needed to maintain its live tissues throughout its...

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2009-04-14 11:39:42

In May 2008 the island of Guam became a living laboratory for scientists as they attached acoustic equipment to coconut trees in order to listen for rhinoceros beetles. A grant from USDA IPM allowed Richard Mankin, a recognized world-class expert on acoustic detection of insects, to travel to Guam to collaborate with island scientists on the Guam Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Eradication Project. The results of this research were recently published in the journal Florida Entomologist. The coconut...

2009-03-19 12:26:00

Jerome Howard Feldman, aka "Michael Adams," "Dr. Mitch Michaelson," and "Alberto Gomez,"Arrested in Philippines for Immigration Violation and Removed to Guam SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jerome Howard Feldman appeared earlier today in U.S. District Court in Guam to address wire fraud charges pending in the Northern District of New York, following his arrest on Feb. 2, 2009 in Manila, Philippines, for immigration violations, announced Andrew T. Baxter, the acting U.S....

2009-02-07 21:13:00

PITI, Guam, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Three gantry cranes purchased jointly by Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) and Matson Navigation Company arrived today at the Port of Guam. The two U.S. Jones Act container carriers acquired the cranes from the Port of Los Angeles in 2008 and have retrofitted and modified the cranes to enhance their productivity and handling capabilities. The cranes, which are used in ports to lift shipping containers on and off container vessels, are scheduled to...

2009-01-27 07:00:00

51-year-old Mona Roberts proves "50 is the new 30" in groundbreaking new calendar HAGATNA, Guam, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Mona Roberts has published the island's first au natural calendar to promote her "Look Good Naked" theme for women of ALL ages. The 51-year-old native Chamorrita is beautifully captured au natural and semi-nude in high-quality images photographed exclusively in Guam's idyllic tropical settings and in her beautiful cottage home. "I wanted to show that women of all ages can...

2008-09-14 03:00:24

By Jankosky, Christopher John ABSTRACT On January 8, 2005, the U.S.S. SAN FRANCISCO (SSN 711), a nuclear-powered submarine, collided with a seamount in a remote Pacific Ocean location. The high-speed impact resulted in injuries to 90% of the crew. Subsequent emergency medical response is described as well as the 3-month physical and psychological morbidity. Recommendations for medical training, equipment, and policy for workers in isolated environments are discussed. INTRODUCTION...

2008-08-11 21:00:25

Brown tree snakes have caused the extinction of native bird species in Guam and are changing the entire ecosystem of the island, biologists said. University of Washington researchers said birds are important for pollination and controlling insects that feed on plants. "The brown tree snake has often been used as a textbook example for the negative impacts of invasive species, but after the loss of birds no one has looked at the snake's indirect effects," Haldre Rogers, a UW doctoral...

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2008-08-10 15:50:00

In the last 60 years, brown tree snakes have become the embodiment of the bad things that can happen when invasive species are introduced in places where they have few predators. Unchecked for many years, the snakes caused the extinction of nearly every native bird species on the Pacific island of Guam. A variety of other damage has been directly attributed to brown tree snakes, including large population losses among other native animal species in Guam's forests, attacks on children and...

2008-07-28 15:00:40

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) have successfully completed the first of three training courses planned for 2008 at the Guam International Airport. The Basic Airport Safety and Operations Specialist School was held July 14-16, 2008 at the training facility provided by the Guam International Airport in Tamuning, Guam. The course was taught by Jeff Price and had a total of 33 attendees from throughout the Pacific...


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Pacific Sheath-tailed Bat, Emballonura semicaudata
2013-01-28 14:19:38

Image Caption: Pacific Sheath-Tailed Bat (Emballonura semicaudata) (pe’ape’a). Credit: Jorge Palmeirim/Wikipedia The Pacific sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura semicaudata), also known as the Polynesian sheath-tailed bat, is a sac-winged bat that can be found in many areas, including Guam, Fiji, Somoa, Palua, Micronesia, Tonga, Vanuatu, and American Somoa. It is thought to occur in forested areas and is known to be highly dependent on the presence of caves. This species is small, with an...

Post Storm Analysis Of Typhoon Sanvu
2012-07-17 14:09:29

Typhoon Sanvu formed to the Southeast of Guam on May 21, 2012 and began to make its track to the North. Sanvu was responsible for strong winds and rain in the Guam area. It then moved to the North and impacted the island known as Iwo To. The pressure dropped to around 975mb with winds around 70mph when it made landfall on Iwo To. The eye wall passed right over the island on the evening of the 25th of May. When Sanvu left the island of Iwo To it rapidly transitioned into an...

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2007-03-19 16:05:37

The Brown Tree Snake, Boiga irregularis, is an arboreal colubrid snake native to eastern and northern coastal Australia, Papua New Guinea, and a large number of islands in northwestern Melanesia. This is a nocturnal snake and is rarely seen by humans in its habitat. The snake is considered a pest in Guam where it is not native. It was carried there on a US military transport at the end of WWII. The slightly venomous, but rather harmless, snake killed almost the entire native bird...

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2005-06-09 11:03:36

The Guam Rail (Rallus owstoni) is a flightless bird native to Guam. It disappeared from southern Guam in the early 1970s and was removed totally from the entire island by the late 1980s. This species is now being bred in captivity by the Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources on Guam and at some mainland U.S. zoos. Since 1995, more than 100 rails have been introduced on the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in an attempt to establish a wild breeding...

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Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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