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Entries from August 31st, 2011

Simple Honey Travel Startup Team in Town

August 31st, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Events, Technology, The Web, Travel

Honolulu-born web entrepreneur Eric Nakagawa is back in town, laying the groundwork for his next internet startup with partner Joyce Kim. Called “Simple Honey,” there are few details on what exactly what the company will do, although Nakagawa has described it as a “high profile travel project.” The “About” page tagline reads, “Making it simple to find what […]

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Eat Local Challenge Starts in September

August 30th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Food

To mark it’s third year, the “Eat Local Challenge” is expanding from a week-long initiative to one that spans the whole month of September. The aim is to encourage thousands of people to build a more sustainable, secure, and healthy local food system. And to help everyone through the month, there are weekly mini-challenges: Week […]

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Class on Social Media in Disaster Response Previewed

August 17th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Education, Government, Social Media, Technology

A federal program to train government employees, first responders, and other disaster response personnel in the use of services like Twitter and Facebook got its first trial run yesterday. The Hawaii-based National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) held a pilot demonstration of its course titled “Social Media for Natural Disaster Response & Recovery” at the […]

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Bookmarks for August 17th

August 17th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on August 17th: Deep recycling in Earth faster than thought: The chemical analysis of tiny glassy inclusions in olivine crystals from basaltic lava on Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii has now surprised geologists: the entire recycling process requires at most half […]

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Firing Up for the Fringe Festival

August 1st, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Art, Events

The world’s largest arts festival kicks off halfway around the globe this weekend. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe sold over 1.8 million tickets in 2009 to see over 18,000 artists from 60 countries. This year, several students from the Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center (NHISPAC) have traveled to Scotland to participate, and you […]

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