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Archive - May 11, 2012

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Punimata — home boy — making big strides in the world of rugby

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Samoana High School 2004 graduate, Nu’u Punimata, is making big strides in the world of rugby, as he is not only playing for the USA National 7’s Team, he is also coaching rugby to young boys and girls at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) near Seattle, Washington.

Waisale Serevi, who is a former three time Melrose cup champion and two time World Cup champion, formed Serevi and Rugby Nation and with the help of Punimata, they are bringing flag rugby to JBLM every Friday, which began April 13 and goes through May 28.



Biggest catch so far in I’a Lapo’a Tournament

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The biggest catch as of day three of the Steinlager’s 13th International I’a Lapo’a Tournament turned up yesterday, after a first two days of hardly any catches.

The Southern Destiny from Samoa was the third boat that reached the scale before the deadline yesterday, and it brought in the biggest catch of the tournament as of now, a 392.4 Blue Marlin which was lured in by angler Mike Apted.

Mike remains at the top with the biggest catch ever this year, but the tournament is still yet under way as of now, and it will conclude tomorrow.



Op-Ed: Junior Seau's position exacerbated his condition, former NFL player says



Fanene's American Samoan heritage key to NFL success

The islands that make up American Samoa are closer to Australia than they are to Hawaii.
 
Just a blip on the Atlas, American Samoa has left a mark on the NFL by turning out NFL-caliber players on the regular.
 



Teena Faamasinoga Apili talosaga a le VA

I le teena ai e le vaega o le Faamasinoga Apili o le Faamasinoga Maualuga le talosaga a le Asosi o Fitafita Tuai a Amerika Samoa (ASVA), i le mataupu e uiga i le fanua o lo o latou lisiina mai i le malo, na taua ai e le faamasinoga le le lelei lea o le failaina e le loia na tulai mo le VA o mau e lagolagoina ai lenei mataupu.



Tala o Faamasinoga

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VATIA TUGAGA

O le aso 14 Aokuso lea ua faatulaga e le faamasinoga e faataunuu ai le faamasinoga autu o Vatia Tugaga, ina ua faailoa e lana loia i le taeao ananafi le leai o se maliliega ua latou taunuu i ai ma le malo.

O Tugaga o lo o tuuaia faatasi ma Jason Muasau  i moliaga o le faaoolima i le tulaga muamua, talepe fale i le tulaga muamua, faapea ai ma le faapagota o se tagata i se auala faasolitulafono ma le faaleaga meatotino.



Ta’utino se alii e fa faleoloa sa ia osofaia ma ave faagaoi ni oloa

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Ua talia nei e le Faamasinoga Maualuga maliliega na sainia e Ryan Pite ma le malo, lea e pei ona tautino ai lenei alii i luma o alii faamasino, e fa faleoloa eseese sa ia osofaia, talepe ma gaoi oloa mai totonu.

I le taliaina ai e le faamasinoga o le maliliega na sainia e Pite ma le malo, ua faatulaga ai loa le lauina o lona faasalaga i le aso 31 Me i le itula e 9:00 i le taeao.



No fautasi teams to represent the Territory at Samoa’s 50th

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None of the four fautasi from American Samoa invited for Samoa’s Jubilee celebration will attend their Independence Day, while three local “siva and pese” groups and one cricket team will represent the territory at the annual celebration in Apia.



Faleomavaega speaks at Jr. Seau’s funeral service today

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The Seau family has invited Congressman Faleomavaega Eni to speak at today’s final funeral service for former NFL star Junior Seau, who died last Wednesday at his home in Oceanside, California.

According to the family, funeral plans for Seau included a private viewing and family service last night in Oceanside, with the final service this morning followed by the burial at Eternal Hills Cemetery in Oceanside, said Faleomavega.



SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY CORAL IN OFU TOUGH ENOUGH TO WITHSTAND WARMING

Beneath the sea, in the fight for survival, coral reefs are thriving in the turquoise lagoons of a tiny, volcanic outcrop island called Ofu. This island in American Samoa houses the Muhammad Ali of corals, able to thrive in temperatures that would knock out most counterparts.