Thursday, December 4, 2014
"Finally" After 2 Years Delay, Moanalua High School Football Field here on Oahu came to a "Realty" this past week as you can see from the photo above. I spoke to Senator Glenn Wakai (photo below) of the 15th Senatorial District that covers Kalihi, Mapunapuna, Airport, Salt Lake, Aliamanu, Foster Village, Hickam, and Pearl Harbor as to the delays. He related, the Lawmakers got the money into the budget in 2011 and the project were supposed to begin in 2012.
Due to the DOE not getting the proper health permits, that caused the delays. The sodding of the field is $1.3 million and the track is another $2.3 million. "We are finally back on TRACK." Our students will have a beautiful track and field for the next school year. More information "click here." I have to say in behalf of all Na Menehunes "Thank you" Senator Glenn Wakai for your Kokua on this project and what you have done in your 15th Senatorial District over the years and it shows.
Monday, November 24, 2014
"This isn't the first time, when I was 11 years old in elementary school, I had bone cancer in my knees, but that was completely a different type of cancer and went through a lot of chemotherapy and surgery. The one on my knee was called Osteosarcoma, that was in 2002 and it hasn't come back. This stomach cancer is a new one and an unrelated cancer."
I asked Alyson how she's dealing with this. She replied, "I'm just taking this one day at a time. I'm not trying to think too hard about it. I have a lot of support from my family and supporters so that's kinda helping me deal with it."
"As for our Moanalua girls volleyball and their support, the one surprising thing is knowing how so many people want to help and show that they're there for you. I guess the girls volleyball team is doing this as a way to help support and show that they're there for me."
"In closing, I'm so moved that they want to do this for me and it's really overwhelming that these people I know and strangers are out there wanting to help out."
On Thursday, September 25, 2014, there will be a special event for Alyson Rod at the Moanalua High School Gym, "Spike For A Cause" rallying together to beat cancer. Moanalua vs Iolani at 5:00 PM. Entrance Fee $5.00 Shirts $10.00. C'mon down and help support a great cause. Video "click here."
Sunday, November 23, 2014
The start of a Pre-season Girls Soccer Game between Moanalua Na Menehune and the Kahuku Red Raiders was held at the Waipio Soccer Complex in Waipahu, Hawaii. Moanalua Na Menehune Head Coach Nikki Dela Pena related this year squad is much smaller than we're used to but our squad still has a lot experienced players. This year we have 9 seniors, we're not done with our trails yet and still looking at some freshman with potential to add to this team.
We definitely do have experience, and at least when we look at our bench, everyone is able to play and they all are returnees. Today's game is still in pre-season, although it's good to utilize this scrimmage today because we're going to end up playing Kahuku this season and they're usually one of our head to head competitors in the East side. For photo's and video "click here."
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Natalie Roy, Executive Secretary 50th State Judo Association and Head Instructor, Aiea Hongwanji Judo Club related today's event was honoring Kelvin Mori who past on 13 years ago. He was an instructor at Waipahu PAL, and he actually ran all the PAL Judo clubs in Hawaii. Today, his best friend Jason Kanekuni, Head Instructor at the Wadokan Judo Club is hosting the event with Master of Ceremonies Kevin Funasaki (photo left). Video "click here." Photos "click here."
Friday, October 24, 2014
The New City Nissan HHSAA D-1 Semifinals, KS-Kapalama vs Kapolei ended KS-Kapalama win over Kapolei, 25-12, 25-14, 25-11. Moanalua vs Punahou ended with a win by Punahou, 25-19, 25-18, 23-25, 25-18. As for the HHSAA D-1 Championship, Punahou took the 2014 New City Nissan Championship over KS-Kapalama, 25-21, 25-15, 20-25, 25-21. OIA Game Photos "click here," Video highlights "click here." Semifinals Moanalua vs Punahou "click here."
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The FAA requires a full scale demonstration of the emergency plan every three years of those airports certified under 14 CFR part 139. This excerpt of FAA Advisory Circular 150/5200-31A (e) states:
Full Scale Exercise - The full scale exercise is the most comprehensive test and is intended to evaluate the operation capability of the emergency management system in a stress environment with actual mobilization and response capability. It uses all the resources and requires reaction from equipment and personnel that would normally be available if the exercise were an actual emergency. The FAA requires a full scale demonstration of the emergency plan every three years of those airports certified under 14 CFR part 139.
The full scale demonstration requires a simulated emergency, as it would in an actual aircraft disaster, for full certificated airports commensurate with the index of the airport, to ensure that all personnel having duties and responsibilities under the plan are familiar with assignments and are properly trained. Video and Photos - "Click Here" All Video and Photos are 2014 Copyright.
Friday, October 3, 2014
I spoke to one of the the Team Manager, "Fresh Poke" Mark Daniels from Maui about this year's 2014 LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters Championship, he said "most of us are from Maui and have played together for a while, we have been back and forth to these tournaments within the last 10 years. Four times we have come in 2nd place, but we're hanging in there."
"Last year we didn't do that hot, but we're back here one more time to see how it works out. Most of my players are from Maui, three are from Kauai and one from Oahu. Most are from Maui. We all know each other for years and we just got together came up here to come and play. So far we have been hanging in there and this year, hopefully we can win it. Our team in Maui won the 2014 Tournament, so right now we're just trying to carry over and go from there." More information on the 2014 LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters Championship "click here." Video and photos, "click here."