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2010-07-19 13:00:00

HONOLULU, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Institute of Hawaii (RIH) recently received the Hawaii Governor's Innovation Award from Governor Linda Lingle for being one of the nation's leading retina treatment practices. The Institute is currently participating in 13 clinical trials, including the NeoVista Epi-Rad Radiotherapy System, which delivers a targeted burst of radiation to the retina, used to treat Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The trials have been a great success and patients...

2009-11-11 18:50:00

HAIKOU, China, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Hainan Airline Group ("HNA Group") today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation with a commercial delegation from the State of Hawaii on November 9. Under the agreement, HNA Group will launch a service between Beijing and Hawaii, the first such service between a city on the Chinese mainland and Hawaii to be offered by a Chinese airline. Hainan Governor Luo Baoming, Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and HNA Group Chairman Chen Feng...

2009-07-31 22:30:30

University of Hawaii football Coach Greg McMackin has been suspended for making a gay slur about Notre Dame cheerleaders, the Honolulu Star Bulletin said. The slur was made Thursday in Salt Lake City during a press conference at the Western Athletic Conference Football Preview. McMackin was describing a cheer used at last year's Sheraton Hawaii Bowl banquet. McMackin has been suspended for 30 days without pay and has received a voluntary reduction in salary, the newspaper said. I've offended...

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2009-07-12 11:15:00

Tourism experts say Hawaii could be the first state where space travelers use rocket planes to get from one place to another, The Associated Press reported. For instance, travelers hopping from the Big Island to Oahu, rather than launching and landing in the same spot, planners envision the planes taking off in one place, traveling through space, and then coming down in another. Space travelers could island hop from Hawaii to Japan in 45 minutes within a decade's time. Chuck Lauer, vice...

2009-07-07 15:09:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The final spot for the National League All-Star roster is up for grabs, and the governors of Hawaii and Pennsylvania have made a friendly wager to rally online voting support for Phillies' outfielder Shane Victorino, also known as the Flyin' Hawaiian. Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell agreed to the stakes earlier today. To win, one state must vote for Victorino more than the other. Voting for the 2009...

2008-06-30 09:03:27

By Jaymes Song Associated Press HONOLULU -- With a heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels, Hawaii has become the first state to require solar water heaters in new homes, pleasing environmentalists but leading opponents to note the island chain's already high home prices. Republican Gov. Linda Lingle signed a bill Thursday requiring the energy-saving systems starting in 2010. She said the law is "another important step in our long-term plan for energy independence in Hawaii." Hawaiian...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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