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2011-07-14 18:32:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SET-Solar Corp., a U.S. provider of high-quality, photovoltaic solar modules, announced its latest collaboration with Greenpower Solutions of Hawaii. A multi-year partnership was established to capitalize on SET-Solar's strategic alliance with numerous factory and financing partners and will enable Greenpower to build cost-effective solar solutions for commercial projects. Greenpower will procure two megawatts for its project in Hilo,...

2010-03-25 16:00:00

HILO, Hawaii, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO/WHAT: As part of an inspirational nationwide tour, "Iron Andy" Holder, a triathlete who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 36, will be at the KTA Puainako Store in Hilo on Saturday, March 27 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. After his diagnosis in 2005, Andy was determined not to let the disease hold him back and decided to become an Ironman competitor -- an extraordinary test of strength, will and endurance. The Ironman competition requires...

2009-10-22 07:00:00

WESTBORO, Mass., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MICROS-Retail, a division of MICROS Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRS), and leading provider of retail technology for the specialty and general merchandise retail industry, is pleased to announce that Hilo Hattie Fashion Centers, Hawaiian retailer of island apparel and merchandise, recently selected MICROS-Retail CWSerenade Java Order Management and eOne Web Commerce eCommerce platform. The retailer has been operating on the MICROS-Retail...

2009-07-24 07:30:00

HATBORO, Pa., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Healthcare Informatics Associates (HIA), an InfoLogix company (Nasdaq: IFLG), announced today that it has been selected by Hilo Medical Center (HMC) in Hilo, Hawaii for a multi-year engagement to implement a MEDITECH 6.0 EMR system across the East Hawaii Region facilities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090618/NE35135LOGO ) Hilo initially selected HIA among multiple competing vendors to help them navigate the many EMR options...

2009-07-21 19:30:00

HONOLULU, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii fans who watched ABC's "The Bachelorette" Jillian Harris bid aloha to Reid Rosenthal after their romantic date on Maui will be seeing a lot more of the Hawaiian Islands as season five of the hit romance reality show from Warner Horizon Television wraps up on Hawaii's Big Island in a two-hour season finale on July 27 (8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST). "The feedback from viewers who watched the Maui episode has been incredible with many sharing their...

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2006-06-16 09:38:26

Washington, DC -- Three new objects locked into roughly the same orbit as Neptune -- called "Trojan" asteroids -- have been found by researchers from the Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) and the Gemini Observatory in Hilo, Hawaii. The discovery offers evidence that Neptune, much like its big cousin Jupiter, hosts thick clouds of Trojans in its orbit, and that these asteroids probably share a common source. It also brings the total of known Neptune Trojans...

2006-02-21 07:45:40

HONOLULU (AP) - Blending scientific and Hawaiian exhibits, an astronomy center atop Mauna Kea hopes to ease conflicts over the development of a volcano considered sacred by Hawaiians. When the $28 million Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii opens Thursday, officials expect its more than 300 exhibits in a 12,000-square-foot gallery to spark visitors' interest in science and provide a new tourism draw in rainy Hilo. But, as its architecture suggests, the center also strives to increase...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'