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News Article | April 17, 2017
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Author Jeffrey L. Gross’ “Waipi’o Valley: A Polynesian Journey from Eden to Eden” (published by Xlibris) is packed with information and knowledge. It describes the amazing journey of the Polynesians, the, “Nomads of the sea,” across a third of the circumference of the earth. Many voyages covering thousands of miles across the world’s largest ocean in double-hull canoes constructed from hollowed-out logs and built with Stone Age technology—tools of stone, bone and shell and navigating by the stars of the night sky. Now a new marketing campaign is set to be launched for this groundbreaking book. “Waipi’o Valley” will embark readers on an amazing journey from Kalana i Hau’ola, the biblical Garden of Eden located in Sumer, Mesopotamia, along the shore of the Persian Gulf, to the Indus River Valley of ancient Vedic India, to Egypt where some of the ancestors of the Polynesians were on the Israelite Exodus, through Island Southeast Asia and across the vast Pacific Ocean where the Polynesians resided on numerous tropical island paradises such as Ra’iatea Island, Tahiti, home of the Taputapuatea Marae, the most holy temple in Polynesia before reaching Hawai’i Island and Waipi’o Valley; the last Polynesian Garden of Eden. Due to their isolation on the islands of the Pacific Ocean, Polynesian religious and cultural beliefs preserved elements from mankind’s past nearer the beginning of human history. Polynesian mythology includes genealogical records of their divine ancestors extending back to Kahiki, the land of their origin; epic tales of gods and heroes preserving records of their ancient voyages, oral chants such as the Kumulipo containing evolutionary creation theories reflecting modern scientific thought, and the belief in a Supreme Creator God. “Waipi’o Valley” is a clear historical account that follows the story of the Polynesians on their amazing journey through time and space from their ancient origins to their discovery by western civilization. Those interested in mankind’s ancient past and in Polynesian history will find this book a source of valuable information as it provides enlightenment about these significant voyages, where they can learn more about the Polynesian way of life, beliefs and influence to the modern world. “Waipi’o Valley: A Polynesian Journey from Eden to Eden” By Jeffrey L. Gross Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 626 pages | ISBN 9781479798452 Softcover | 6 x 9in | 626 pages | ISBN 9781479798445 E-Book | 626 pages | ISBN 9781479798469 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble About the Author Jeffrey L. Gross is an architect living in the State of Hawaii. Born in Washington, D.C., he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri., and first lived in the Hawaiian Islands during the late 1970s and early 1980s, when he became interested in Polynesian history and traditional culture that led to the research for this book. Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.


Parties within the United States may listen to the conference by calling (844) 834-0652.  International parties may listen to the conference by calling (412) 317-5198.  Parties may also listen to the conference by accessing the webcast on HEI's website at www.hei.com under the heading "Investor Relations."  HEI and Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (Hawaiian Electric) intend to continue to use HEI's website, www.hei.com, as a means of disclosing additional information.  Such disclosures will be included on HEI's website in the Investor Relations section.  Accordingly, investors should routinely monitor such portions of HEI's website, in addition to following HEI's, Hawaiian Electric's and American's press releases, HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's SEC filings and HEI's public conference calls and webcasts.  Also, at the Investor Relations section of HEI's website, investors may sign up to receive e-mail alerts (based on each investor's selected preferences).  The information on HEI's website is not incorporated by reference into this document or into HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's SEC filings unless, and except to the extent, specifically incorporated by reference.  Investors may also wish to refer to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii (PUC) website at in order to review documents filed with and issued by the PUC.  No information on the PUC website is incorporated by reference into this document or in HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's SEC filings. An on-line replay of the May 5, 2017 webcast will be available on HEI's website beginning about two hours after the event.  Audio replays of the teleconference will also be available approximately two hours after the event through May 19, 2017, by dialing (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088 and entering passcode: 10104146. HEI supplies power to approximately 95% of Hawaii's population through its electric utilities, Hawaiian Electric, Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company, Limited and provides a wide array of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through American, one of Hawaii's largest financial institutions. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hawaiian-electric-industries-inc-to-announce-first-quarter-2017-financial-results-on-may-5-2017-american-savings-bank-to-announce-first-quarter-financial-results-on-april-28-2017-300443165.html


News Article | May 11, 2017
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On May 1-2, more than 1,000 students, educators, industry partners and community leaders throughout the state and the nation gathered for the 8th Annual Hawaii STEM Conference – an empowering STEM event dedicated to engaging a new generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) innovators in Hawaii. Presented by Maui Economic Development Board’s (MEDB) Women in Technology (WIT) project, the conference was held for the first time at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu. This year’s theme, “Download Knowledge. Upload Service,” invited students to demonstrate and showcase the skills and abilities they have gained to help create a thriving future, not only for Hawaii, but the world. Students and teachers representing intermediate and high schools from every island across the state of Hawaii participated in this regional technology conference which featured 40+ student breakout sessions, 30+ teacher breakout sessions, 14 software competitions, a STEM playground, a formal awards banquet (“The STEMMYS), and exhibit presentations. During the conference, Hawaii State Governor David Ige announced the offering of a Digital Alliance program for high school students across the State of Hawaii in the summer of 2018. A partnership between Microsoft, Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology Project (WIT) and the State of Hawaii; the Digital Alliance program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in computer science and/or in any STEM-related careers. The program is designed to promote critical and creative thinking; encourage collaboration with other students; and intersect with industry professionals in various Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. “Microsoft has done so much in our community and they are committed to assuring that many of you will have access to a lot of the great technology that is really defining the future for all of us,” said Hawaii State Governor David Ige. “And so the Maui Economic Development Board, State of Hawaii and Microsoft have formed a Digital Alliance partnership because we do understand that software development and access to the latest and greatest software tools gives our young people opportunities to explore all of these technologies. In today’s world anything can be done anywhere and it really is about who is brave enough to take it on and solve our world’s challenges.” While this year’s conference excelled in engaging students and educators on a myriad of hands-on STEM activities, competitions, and access to the latest technologies; it was the overarching mission of the state’s largest STEM conference that brought home the true impact of STEM education. According to Leslie Wilkins, MEDB Vice President, “Virtually every field in every sector of the economy whether a small business or major industry is needing STEM professionals – people who are literate and fluent in various technology skills. But just teaching current technology applications does not serve our children well, because technology changes so rapidly. So we need to focus on empowering our youth to be self-directed learners, to be resilient, to stay current and be adaptive to change and not be scared by it. And, most importantly, to have the confidence that they can do it. Instilling these values are at the heart of MEDB’s STEMworks™ program and what this conference is all about.” The 8th Annual Hawaii STEM Conference is sponsored by: Office of Naval Research U.S. Department of Education U.S. Department of Labor County of Maui MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Microsoft Strada Education Network University of Hawaii at Manoa Hawaii Energy 21st Century Community Learning Centers Esri Hawaii Geographic Information Coordinating Council (HIGICC) Hawaiian Electric Company Opterra Energy Services Trimble SketchUp Central Pacific Bank Apple Inc. Creative Industries Hawaii Creative Lab Hawaii Autodesk National Security Agency STEM Pre-Academy Monsanto Ozobot King Kekaulike High School Maui High School ACOM Searider Productions Ben Franklin Crafts/Ace Hardware by HouseMart Blue Planet Camp CenterStage DevLeague Drone Services Hawaii Elemental Minds 3D Innovations Hawaii HCM Creative Media Team Hi FusionEd Iolani School The Janus Group Momilani Elementary School Maunakea Scholars National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional SATCOM Support Center-Pacific U.S. Army Space and Missle Defense Command Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership Seaglide Robonation STEMJOBS State of Hawaii Department of Labor State of Hawaii Department of Education University of Hawaii Manoa College of Engineering University of Hawaii, Maui College The Women in Technology Project is a statewide initiative of the Maui Economic Development Board. WIT is funded in part by the U.S. Departments of Education and Agriculture, Office of Naval Research, State of Hawaii, and the County of Maui. For more information on the 2017 Hawaii STEM Conference, visit http://womenintech.com/HawaiiSTEMConference or contact WIT Program K-12 STEM Education Director Isla Young at isla(at)medb(dot)org or 808-250-2888.


News Article | May 23, 2017
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HONOLULU, HI., May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberPatriot program announced today that they will be hosting 105 CyberCamps this summer in over 160 locations around the United States, with over 15 camps being held in Hawaii. The Hawaii CyberCamps have partnered with Cyber Hui, a community of cybersecurity professionals dedicated to sharing their skills with Hawaii’s youth. Cyber Hui, along with the State of Hawaii Department of Education and the University of Hawaii, provide support and mentorship for the 2017 CyberCamps and CyberPatriot X teams throughout the state. "The Hawaii cybersecurity community is coming together and making a huge impact with our youth,” said Reynold Hioki, CyberPatriot Mentor and Hawaii State Cybersecurity Coordinator. “Jake Ross and Cyber Hui are key to Hawaii's recent successes and ongoing initiatives. Of course, a lot of this wouldn't be possible without the efforts of Gen Skoch and AFA's CyberPatriot/CyberCamp programs." Cyber Hui has supported the upcoming CyberCamps by connecting students participating in the program with instructors, mentors and volunteers on all four major islands. “Witnessing the passion and enthusiasm that these kids have gives me hope that the talent we are growing will make great contributions to the innovation and national security of the United States of America,” said Jake Ross, Cyber Hui President. CyberCamps give students the opportunity to learn about topics in STEM regardless of their previous knowledge or education in cybersecurity. “The CyberPatriot program has opened doors for our students that they did not even know existed: college majors, scholarships, career opportunities, and a chance to make an important and positive difference in the world,” said Debbie Kula, Math Department Head at Sacred Hearts Academy. CyberPatriot, the nation's largest and fastest growing youth cyber education program, is AFA's flagship science, technology, engineering and mathematics program dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth. The program features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for high school and middle school students, AFA CyberCamps, and an Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. Supporters of CyberPatriot include Northrop Grumman Foundation, CyberPatriot's Presenting Sponsor, as well as Cyber Diamond sponsors AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, Cisco, Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Cyber Gold sponsors Facebook, Riverside Research, Splunk, and Symantec; and Cyber Silver sponsors Air Force STEM, Air Force Reserve, American Military University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Leidos, and University of Maryland University College. CyberCamps will take place starting June 5th through August 4th. To learn which CyberCamps will be hosted in your area, click here. The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3867e93b-c43e-4b00-9462-7c344258a200


News Article | May 23, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

HONOLULU, HI., May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberPatriot program announced today that they will be hosting 105 CyberCamps this summer in over 160 locations around the United States, with over 15 camps being held in Hawaii. The Hawaii CyberCamps have partnered with Cyber Hui, a community of cybersecurity professionals dedicated to sharing their skills with Hawaii’s youth. Cyber Hui, along with the State of Hawaii Department of Education and the University of Hawaii, provide support and mentorship for the 2017 CyberCamps and CyberPatriot X teams throughout the state. "The Hawaii cybersecurity community is coming together and making a huge impact with our youth,” said Reynold Hioki, CyberPatriot Mentor and Hawaii State Cybersecurity Coordinator. “Jake Ross and Cyber Hui are key to Hawaii's recent successes and ongoing initiatives. Of course, a lot of this wouldn't be possible without the efforts of Gen Skoch and AFA's CyberPatriot/CyberCamp programs." Cyber Hui has supported the upcoming CyberCamps by connecting students participating in the program with instructors, mentors and volunteers on all four major islands. “Witnessing the passion and enthusiasm that these kids have gives me hope that the talent we are growing will make great contributions to the innovation and national security of the United States of America,” said Jake Ross, Cyber Hui President. CyberCamps give students the opportunity to learn about topics in STEM regardless of their previous knowledge or education in cybersecurity. “The CyberPatriot program has opened doors for our students that they did not even know existed: college majors, scholarships, career opportunities, and a chance to make an important and positive difference in the world,” said Debbie Kula, Math Department Head at Sacred Hearts Academy. CyberPatriot, the nation's largest and fastest growing youth cyber education program, is AFA's flagship science, technology, engineering and mathematics program dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth. The program features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for high school and middle school students, AFA CyberCamps, and an Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. Supporters of CyberPatriot include Northrop Grumman Foundation, CyberPatriot's Presenting Sponsor, as well as Cyber Diamond sponsors AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, Cisco, Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Cyber Gold sponsors Facebook, Riverside Research, Splunk, and Symantec; and Cyber Silver sponsors Air Force STEM, Air Force Reserve, American Military University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Leidos, and University of Maryland University College. CyberCamps will take place starting June 5th through August 4th. To learn which CyberCamps will be hosted in your area, click here. The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3867e93b-c43e-4b00-9462-7c344258a200


News Article | May 23, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

HONOLULU, HI., May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberPatriot program announced today that they will be hosting 105 CyberCamps this summer in over 160 locations around the United States, with over 15 camps being held in Hawaii. The Hawaii CyberCamps have partnered with Cyber Hui, a community of cybersecurity professionals dedicated to sharing their skills with Hawaii’s youth. Cyber Hui, along with the State of Hawaii Department of Education and the University of Hawaii, provide support and mentorship for the 2017 CyberCamps and CyberPatriot X teams throughout the state. "The Hawaii cybersecurity community is coming together and making a huge impact with our youth,” said Reynold Hioki, CyberPatriot Mentor and Hawaii State Cybersecurity Coordinator. “Jake Ross and Cyber Hui are key to Hawaii's recent successes and ongoing initiatives. Of course, a lot of this wouldn't be possible without the efforts of Gen Skoch and AFA's CyberPatriot/CyberCamp programs." Cyber Hui has supported the upcoming CyberCamps by connecting students participating in the program with instructors, mentors and volunteers on all four major islands. “Witnessing the passion and enthusiasm that these kids have gives me hope that the talent we are growing will make great contributions to the innovation and national security of the United States of America,” said Jake Ross, Cyber Hui President. CyberCamps give students the opportunity to learn about topics in STEM regardless of their previous knowledge or education in cybersecurity. “The CyberPatriot program has opened doors for our students that they did not even know existed: college majors, scholarships, career opportunities, and a chance to make an important and positive difference in the world,” said Debbie Kula, Math Department Head at Sacred Hearts Academy. CyberPatriot, the nation's largest and fastest growing youth cyber education program, is AFA's flagship science, technology, engineering and mathematics program dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth. The program features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for high school and middle school students, AFA CyberCamps, and an Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. Supporters of CyberPatriot include Northrop Grumman Foundation, CyberPatriot's Presenting Sponsor, as well as Cyber Diamond sponsors AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, Cisco, Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Cyber Gold sponsors Facebook, Riverside Research, Splunk, and Symantec; and Cyber Silver sponsors Air Force STEM, Air Force Reserve, American Military University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Leidos, and University of Maryland University College. CyberCamps will take place starting June 5th through August 4th. To learn which CyberCamps will be hosted in your area, click here. The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3867e93b-c43e-4b00-9462-7c344258a200


"Nurses are at the center of delivering a quality, compassionate patient care experience. AMN Healthcare is honored to recognize the exceptional service of nurses throughout the world this week," said Susan Salka, AMN Healthcare President and CEO.  "We are also very proud that some of the finest nurses in the country have or are currently working with the AMN team providing outstanding care for our clients. Their commitment to their profession and their advocacy for patients and their families is inspiring to us all." Per diem and travel nurses have always been an essential part of any effective healthcare system and are becoming increasingly important as the healthcare industry faces a growing nurse shortage and increased need for workforce flexibility. Research confirms that per diem and travel nurses provide quality of care that is equivalent to their permanent counterparts. The following four outstanding AMN travel nurses were chosen by a committee of AMN clients, clinicians and recruiters. These nurses showed an unwavering commitment to excellence in the nursing profession that goes far beyond their job requirements. The nominations were a testament to the high quality of nurses that AMN Healthcare has on assignment. The Innovation Award went to Jennifer Ordonez, RN BSN, an ICU Nurse on assignment in Palm Springs, CA, for her ongoing pursuit of personal and professional excellence through innovation and the advancement of patient care. As her nomination stated, "Jennifer goes beyond the care and comfort of the patient to provide life-changing care. This is the definition of excellence." The Passion Award for exemplifying the highest standards of professional excellence through leadership and extraordinary commitment to service throughout their healthcare community went to Allison Griffin, RN, BLS, CHEMO, PALS, PMD, a Pediatric Nurse on assignment in Boston, MA. Allison was selected because she "is able to impact the lives of the children and their families with her care and compassion in a meaningful way each and every day!" The Customer Focus Award for demonstrating an unwavering dedication to the improvement of patient care across all specialties and embodying the core values of the nursing profession in actions and words went to Sandra Shrago, RN, ACLS, BSN, an ICU Nurse on assignment at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. Sandra was nominated for this award because she "encompasses all that nursing should represent, going above and beyond what is standard, setting a bar for herself, for her care of others. Her amiable demeanor, warm smile and linguistic adeptness proves to be a pleasure and an asset." The Overall Commitment to Excellence Award for all of these qualities, and continually striving to improve patient care through education and innovation, displaying an unmatched passion for the profession was given to Sonia Washington, RN, ACLS, BLS, PALS, an ICU Nurse on assignment at Hilo Medical Center in Hilo, HI. "Sonia's respect of patients, families, physicians, and quick adaption to local culture make her shine," said Sonia's supervisors at Hilo Medical Center. "Sonia demonstrated the professional conduct and compassion our ICU Beacon Status department is known for and expects. Sonia has an outgoing personality, participates in our teamwork philosophy… and works above and beyond as a patient advocate." NewYork-Presbyterian NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation's most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare delivery systems, whose organizations are dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care and service to patients in the New York metropolitan area, nationally, and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research and innovative, patient-centered clinical care. For more information, visit www.nyp.org and on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Hilo Medical Center As the Big Island's leading provider of nationally recognized 4-star care, Hilo Medical Center (HMC) delivers a full range of services and programs. Our 20-acre campus consists of 276 beds located throughout the 137-bed acute hospital, 20-bed behavioral health unit and a 119-bed long-term care facility. We have over 1,000 employees and a medical staff comprised of 250 physicians, physician assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, representing 33 specialties. As a medical center, we have a network of nine outpatient clinics offering primary and specialty care. The hospital is a Level III Trauma Center which includes the second busiest emergency room in the state that provides 24-hour care to nearly 48,000 patients annually. In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ranked HMC 4 stars for Overall Hospital Quality, putting our hospital in the top 20% in the nation, among the top 5 hospitals in the state, and named HMC the only 4-star hospital on Hawaii Island. Also in 2016, our Intensive Care Unit was designated as a bronze level for Beacon Award of Excellence – only the second ICU in the state to receive this designation. HMC received the 2016 American Heart Association Gold Plus Award for heart failure. HMC has also been recognized for quality long term care by Providigm for Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement Accredited Facility and Embracing Quality Award for the Prevention of Hospital Readmissions. Our long term care met the requirements for the American Health Care Association's Three Tier Level Quality Initiative Recognition Program. HMC ranks in the top 2% of hospitals in country and best in the state of Hawaii for preventing Hospital Acquired Conditions, according to CMS in 2015. The hospital is also a recipient of the 2015 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and a past recipient of the Mountain Pacific Quality Health's Quality Achievement Award. HMC received the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award for Excellence in 2015 for demonstrating EMR utilization to improve quality of care and financial management. We are part of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public entity established in 1996 by the State of Hawaii to fulfill the promise to provide quality, hometown healthcare. For more information, go to: www.hilomedicalcenter.org. About AMN Healthcare AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation. The Company provides unparalleled access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. With insights and expertise, AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency, and improve patient outcomes. AMN delivers managed services programs, healthcare executive search solutions, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling, medical coding and consulting, and other services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, and many other healthcare settings. For more information about AMN Healthcare, visit www.amnhealthcare.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-nurses-week-amn-healthcare-commitment-to-excellence-awards-recognize-importance-of-nurses-in-patient-care-300456603.html

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