The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the WIND ADVISORY for Maui County in effect until 6:00 a.m. Sunday.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph and/or frequent gusts to 50 mph or greater are occurring or imminent.
EFFECTS: A high north of the area will produce locally strong and gusty trade winds for parts of Maui County through tonight.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. SECURE ANY LOOSE OBJECTS THAT MAY BECOME AIRBORNE OR MOVE THEM INDOORS.
INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or access NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates.
The NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. The NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200. The same information is available on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov.
An anonymous letter is alleging that unnamed football players are involved in point shaving, university officials said Tuesday.
The admissions office at the university’s Manoa campus received the letter on Nov. 3 alleging that certain football players have engaged in point shaving — a type of game-fixing in which players agree to prevent a team from covering a published point spread — of UH football games, UH President M.R.C. Greenwood said in a statement.
The university sent the letter to the Honolulu Police Department Greenwood and Eric Martinson, chairman of the UH Board of Regents, met with Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha “to offer UH’s full cooperation with HPD’s inquiry,” the university said.
The Honolulu Police Department said Tuesday that it did not have “enough information to open a criminal investigation,” according to an online story filed by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Police officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
The university also alerted the college football governing body, the NCAA about the letter and officials said they have been told they are “doing exactly what you need to be doing” with the situation.
The Hawaii Warriors are 5-6 this season, after going 10-3 in 2010.
Hawaii is a 17 1/2-point favorite when it plays Tulane on Saturday at Aloha Stadium. The Associated Press reports that Hawaii is 3-7-1 against the point spread this season and has not beat the spread in nearly two months.
(Kula) Haleakala National Park is pleased to exhibit paintings of the park’s rare plants and animals, some of them threatened with extinction, at the Park Headquarters Visitor Center beginning December 3rd.
“Splendor: Portraits of the Natural World” is a travelling exhibit featuring artist and park ranger Melissa Chimera’s large-format paintings of rare plants and animals of Haleakala National Park.
The public is invited to enjoy a rare glimpse of the mountain’s birds and flowers by viewing the exhibit at the visitor center at the 7,000 foot elevation beginning December 3rd, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m daily.
Kahului, HI — November 23, 2011 — Community organizations trying to help Maui County residents reach their higher education goals shouldn’t miss the Educational Opportunity Center’s Kick-Off Celebration December 1st at the University of Hawai’i Maui College campus. Organizations will learn about the free support services the Educational Opportunity Center provides residents of Maui County, and how they can help traditionally underserved populations such as those facing economic barriers, educational challenges, or military personnel earn a college degree. Recently the Educational Opportunity Center was refunded with a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the next five years.
The Celebration is also an opportunity for community organizations to discuss new developments in their own programs, explore community needs, network with other service providers, and hear from students who have benefited from the Educational Opportunity Center.
The Educational Opportunity Center has served students on Maui since 1977 and has helped over 40,000 Maui County residents enter college. Its goal is to increase the number of Maui County residents who enroll in college, and offers a broad range of support services including assistance completing college applications nationwide, help applying for financial aid, career and college exploration, and support navigating college entrance requirements. These comprehensive services are available to Maui County adults or college-ready high school students, especially those who face financial or educational barriers to enrolling in college.
The EOC Kick-Off Celebration is December 1st, from 4:30 – 5:30PM. Community organizations interested in attending should RSVP for the room location at 808-984-3286.
APIA, Samoa >> Samoa and American Samoa retained unbeaten records after two matches at the Oceania World Cup stage one qualifying tournament on Friday as both followed first round wins with second round draws.
American Samoa drew 1-1 with the Cook Islands after an own goal cost it its second win of the tournament at Sepp Blatter Field in the Samoan capital, while Samoa conceded a late equalizer to draw 1-1 with Tonga.
American Samoa’s 2-1 win over Tonga on Tuesday was its first-ever international victory and it went close to achieving its second when it led the Cook Islands 1-0 after a 24th-minute goal to striker Shalom Luani.
But the unlucky Tala Luvu headed Paavo Mustonen’s free kick into his own net in the 62nd minute to leave American Samoa with a draw, but still unbeaten at the round-robin tournament.
Shaun Easthope gave Samoa a 1-0 lead with a goal from the penalty spot in the 44th minute, but Lokoua Taufahema headed home the equalizer for Tonga eight minutes from fulltime.
Only one of the four teams contesting the first round will progress to the next stage in Oceania qualifying, which involves seven other teams — including 2010 World Cup qualifier New Zealand — playing a tournament at Fiji next June which doubles as the 2012 Oceana Football Confederation Nations Cup.
The top-four teams from the Nations Cup will advance to the third and final round of Oceania qualifying for Brazil 2014.
Park to Temporarily Close Kalahaku and Leleiwi Overlooks for Maintenance (Kula) The Kalahaku and Leleiwi overlooks at Haleakala National Park will be temporarily closed starting on November 28, 2011 for public safety to facilitate maintenance and repairs to the roofs of the shelters at each overlook. For public safety during the work, visitors will be unable to access the overlooks. Advisory signs and security/safety fencing will be installed around the job sites.
Roof replacement at Kalahaku Overlook will start on Monday, November 28 and the contract work is anticipated to be completed by December 15 (dependent upon favorable weather). Roof replacement at Leleiwi Overlook will start on Friday, December 16 and the contract work is anticipated to be completed by January 9 (dependent upon favorable weather).
These structures were originally constructed in 1966 and are heavily used by park visitors to view Haleakala Crater. The scheduled maintenance and repair work will improve visitor enjoyment and satisfaction of these structures. Work is limited to between mid-November and early February to avoid impacts to ‘Ua’u (endangered Hawaiian Petrel) that nest in these areas.
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