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LIANA GURR - TOGISILIA POLOKETI FA’ASAEANISI 2015 AOGA MAUALUGA

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I lenei tausaga ma lona fa’aaliga o Poloketi Fa’asaeanisi a A’oga Maualuluga, ua tula’i mai ai le tama’ita’i a’oga i le Laumua o le Toa, Liana Gurr ua avea le togisilia, ma o le a fai ma tatou sui tauva mo le Fa’aaliga o Poloketi Fa’asaeanisi a le Iunaite Setete e faia i Uosigitone,  ia Me 2015.
 
O le faaaliga i le territory, sa tulaga lua ai le Poloketi a Tiara Drabble mai le a’oga maualuga a le South Pacific Academy, ae tulaga tolu ai Cheru Joserose mai Tafuna High.
 



NOAA WARNS WARM OCEAN TEMPS MAY MEAN MAJOR CORAL BLEACHING

1Mil in grants available through OIA’s Coral Reef Initiative
Sources: OIA and NOAA

While NOAA scientists are warning that warm ocean temperatures set the stage for major coral bleaching, Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina has announced the availability of one million dollars in grant funds to protect and improve the health of coral reef habitats in the U.S. insular areas.
 
The NOAA warnings follow severe bleaching in 2014, and come with the release of the most recent outlook from NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch that forecasts the potential for coral bleaching up to four months in the future.
 



MARIOTA IS FASTEST QUARTERBACK ON THE FIELD AT NFL COMBINE

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was the fastest quarterback on the field Saturday.

Mariota, the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, was clocked at 4.52 seconds in his first run and 4.56 in his second at the NFL's annual scouting combine. The 4.52 was the fastest of the quarterbacks.

Winston, the 2013 Heisman winner and a pocket passer who rarely runs, was clocked in 4.97 and 4.99 on his two runs.

The fastest offensive lineman Friday was 307-pound Ali Marpet, a Division III player who ran 4.98.



DANCE CHAMP SHARES HIS TALENT WITH ASCC FINE ART STUDENTS

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Last week, the American Samoa Community College was fortunate to be visited by Tony Meredith, the brother of Art professor Reggie Meredith, in the ASCC Fine Art department.
 
Tony was in the Territory for the “talaga teu”, or one year anniversary of their mother, Eleanor’s passing, and while here, he took the opportunity to visit the ASCC art and drama students, where he gave them a fantastic demonstration of ballroom dancing.
 



FIJI WINS BIG IN LAS VEGAS

Fiji demolished New Zealand in the Las Vegas final, 35-19.  The Fijians led 19-0 at halftime.  Fiji scored five tries while the All Blacks touched down three times.

 

For Fiji, which has impressed its supporters from day one, this was its third trip to the championship Cup final in the IRB series held in the United States.  The Flying Fijians won the Cup in 2007 and lost it to England in 2006.  This time the Fijians played solid rugby, tackling, passing, running with one goal in mind to win their second championship in USA soil.

 



TAYLOR JESSOP RECEIVES APPOINTMENT TO THE US AIR FORCE ACADEMY

Based on a media release from Aumua Amata's office

Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata has personally called and congratulated Taylor’s parents on their daughter’s outstanding achievement. The Air Force Academy notified Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s office on Jan. 29, 2015 that they are extending an Offer of Appointment to the United States Air Force Academy to Miss Taylor Va’alele Jessop to be a member of the Class of 2019.
 



SHAKE UP IN MANU SAMOA AS LAS VEGAS SEVENS NOW IN PLAY

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Manu Samoa Captain, Lolo Lui who visited with Samoa News at the Monte Carlo Hotel, Las Vegas, will be enforcing the on field spirit and discipline of Manu Samoa's squad as they seek to restore their prominence in international rugby 7s during the Las Vegas 7s now in play — Feb. 12- 14.
 



STRIKE THREATS ESCULATE: BUSTLING WEST COAST PORTS FALL QUIET AMID DISPUTE

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seaports in major West Coast cities that normally are abuzz with the sound of commerce are falling unusually quiet.

Companies that operate marine terminals said they weren't calling workers to unload ships Thursday that carry car parts, furniture, clothing, electronics — just about anything made in Asia and destined for U.S. consumers. Containers of U.S. exports won't get loaded either.

The partial lockout is the result of an increasingly damaging labor dispute between dockworkers and their employers.



RAYNOR WHITCOMBE BECOMES BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL

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It was a competition full of fabulous, well-oiled bodies, defined abs, lean biceps, rock solid calf muscles and not-too-shabby faces.
 
What started off with hundreds of contestants ended up being a showdown between five of the top contenders, vying for a chance to become the 2015 BodySpace spokesmodels.
 
Only two slots were open— one male and one female.
 



CBS SPORTS 24/7: AMERICAN SAMOA TALENT EMERGING

If you're looking for the most talent per capita in America, you'll have to bypass Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and California and head all the way to the U.S. territory of American Samoa. Though it's in a remote location several hours beyond Hawaii, college coaches are still making their way to the island and they're digging up some legitimate BCS talent.



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