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2014-05-30 12:24:47

MAI@MANA-1, a 72-hour continuous workshop, opens to the public October 17 - 19, 2014 JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mana Contemporary, a leading art organization, today announced a partnership with renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic in support of the Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI). On May 28, nearly 100 art collectors and arts professionals attended an exclusive dinner celebrating the partnership. The elegant evening was held at the recently opened Mana...

2014-05-20 12:30:33

Founded by Mana Contemporary Director Eugene Lemay, the Mana Museum of Urban Arts will be comprehensive, interactive, and the first of its kind JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mana Contemporary is proud to announce its newest development, the Mana Museum of Urban Arts. The museum, with a focus on street art and graffiti, will be the first of its kind and will be located in a 100,000-square-foot former ice factory near the Holland Tunnel entrance. The Mana Museum of...

2014-04-29 12:29:56

An independent contemporary art market in Jersey City, NJ opening May 10, 2014 JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eugene Lemay, President of Mana Contemporary, announces the debut this spring of Mana Exposition, a new addition to the Jersey City art complex to be held in the Mana Glass Gallery, one of the largest galleries in the United States. Designed by architect Richard Meier, the column-free exhibition space spans 50,000 square feet. The inaugural exposition will...

Polynesian Chickens May Have Flown The Coop, But They Didn't Make It To South America: Study
2014-03-19 11:07:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is commonly agreed in the scientific community that Polynesians expanded their culture throughout the South Pacific some 3,000 years ago and later arrived in places like Tahiti and Hawaii. But did the Polynesians make it all the way to South America? And if they did, did they beat Columbus? New evidence paints a pretty clear picture that Polynesians were in fact not the first to arrive in South America, and maybe never made the...

2013-12-02 23:02:35

Outrigger Enterprises Group to Provide More Than $500,000 Worth of Support to PVS Worldwide Voyage Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Outrigger Enterprises Group has announce the launch of a strategic partnership with the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS), pledging to provide more than $500,000 worth of support to further the mission of the PVS Worldwide Voyage through various fundraising efforts, cross marketing and global hosting at Outrigger hotels and resorts throughout the...

2013-10-03 23:34:18

Hawaii Flower Lei, a Hawaiian lei company based in Honolulu, experienced higher than anticipated pre-orders for a lei designed as a breast cancer survivor gift benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Honolulu, Hawaii (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Pre-orders for Hawaii Flower Lei's Breast Cancer Research Lei, which will be available exclusively during the month of October, have exceeded expectations and will likely result in a large donation to the Breast Cancer Research...

2013-02-02 23:01:05

Maui Wowi Hawaiian, http://www.mauiwowifranchise.com, introduces its newest franchisee who will soon be serving up a taste of paradise at events, universities, venues, and private functions all over the Madison, Wisconsin area. Greenwood Village, CO (PRWEB) February 02, 2013 Maui Wowi Hawaiian, the all-natural smoothie and premium Hawaiian coffee franchise company, introduces its one-of-a-kind concept to Madison, Wisconsin. Recently awarded a franchise agreement, Operator Michelle Krantz...

2012-12-30 05:00:53

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies, http://www.mauiwowifranchise.com, is expected to open three new locations in Florida over the next year, in addition to further expansion plans across the country. Greenwood Village, CO (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 Maui Wowi Hawaiian, a company coveted for its premium Hawaiian coffee and all-natural fresh fruit smoothies, is set to add three new locations to the Sunshine State over the next year. Florida will soon be a new hot spot for the franchise...


Latest Polynesian culture Reference Libraries

Hula Painted Frog, Discoglossus nigriventer
2014-08-18 15:55:22

The Hula painted frog was considered extinct by the IUCN since 1996. Very little is known about the species because very few specimens have been found. In 1940 two adults and two tadpoles were collected but the smaller one was eaten by the larger one, and the tadpoles were lost. A single Hula painted frog was found in 1955 which was the last record of this specimen. The extinction of this species is said to be the result of the draining of lake Hula and its marshes in the 1950’s. Only...

Kava, Piper methysticum
2014-02-15 08:17:42

Piper methysticum is a shrub species. The species is more commonly referred to as Kava or Kava-kava. Its Latin name actually means “pepper, intoxicating” The plant is cultivated and used for its sedative and anesthetic properties. P. methysticum is grown vastly in the Republic of Vanuatu, although for some time it was only grown in Hawaii, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu and Tonga. It is fairly easy to cultivate; the plant needs partial shade, well-drained soil and...

Hula Painted Frog, Latonia nigriventer
2013-07-26 11:34:46

The Hula Painted Frog (Latonia nigriventer) is an amphibian and the only living member of the genus Latonia. It was believed to be extinct as a result of habitat destruction during the 1950s until the species was rediscovered in 2011. It is native to the Lake Hula marshes in Israel. The draining of Lake Hula and its marshes in the 1950s was thought to have caused the extinction of this species, along with the cyprinid fish Acanthobrama hulensis and cichlid fish Tristramella intermedia....

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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