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Victim’s sa’o believes ifoga was enough in student rape
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Assistant Public Defender Michael White representing Tone Pulou, a former teacher who has pled guilty to raping his 13-year old student, has recommended that his client be sentenced to jail for eight to ten years. As a result of the rape, the young girl gave birth to a son. Deputy Attorney General Mitzie Jessop Folau who’s prosecuting, recommended to the court to jail the former teacher for a full 20 years. Pulou appeared yesterday for sentencing before Associate Justice Lyle L Richmond, who was accompanied on the bench
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One of the three group performances from American Samoa was “siva” by the village of Aasu. Their gold and blue uniform and exuberant performance on Monday, June 4, 2012 — the final day of celebrations for the 50th Samoa Independence Day [photo: Naenae Productions] — made them a crowd favorite.
Toa O Samoa of the 1st Brigade Combat Team “Ironhorse”, 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas celebrate this years’ Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a night of fa’afiafiaga, which included a panel of motivational speakers, entertainment, food, and music. Pictured here are: 1LT Junie Amataga, SGT Andrew Lamositele, SGT Shusilla Savea, SPC Komiti Letuligasenoa, SFC Anthony Eka, SGT Liuneta Ioane, SGT Deshawn Foifua, and SFC Vanessa Pelesasa; among others who wanted to experience our culture first hand. Not pictured: SPC Lancelot Lokeni Also pictured is the Ironhorse Brigade Chain of Command: COL Scott Efflandt, MAJ Khan Diep and CSM Mervyn Ripley. V/R Vanessa M. Pelesasa SFC, USA 1/1 [courtesy photo] HBCT Brigade Surgeon Section NCOIC Camp Buerhing, Kuwait.
by Associate Judge Mamea Sala Jr, however after hearing recommendations from both sides, the court decided to postpone the sentencing. The defense called to the stand Muagututi’a Muaivasa Tauoa, the senior chief of the victim in this matter. The court heard that the senior chief had accepted the ifoga — the traditional cultural forgiveness on behalf of the victim’s family. The prosecutor asked the senior chief to explain the meaning of ifoga. Muagututi’a responded that the ifoga is one of the most important aspects of the Samoan culture. “It takes place when a family is wronged by a perpetrator. Then the family of the perpetrator will go to the family of the victim and someone will be covered with a fine mat,” said the chief. The court heard that during the ifoga, the defendant’s parents were the ones who were covered with the fine mat and fine mats were given to the victim’s family along with $500. The prosecutor asked Muagututi’a as to who had received the fine mats, and he replied that they were accepted by himself, his sister (who’s the grandmother of the victim) and the extended family. The court heard that the entire $500 was handed to the victim’s mother. Folau asked if an ifoga is appropriate in a case where a 13-year old was raped, and the the witness replied, “Yes it is.” The prosecutor went on to ask Muagututi’a if he had discussed the ifoga with the victim before he accepted it, and he said he discussed it with the victim twice, along with her parents and the extended family. Folau asked Muagututi’a if the victim accepted the ifoga and the witness said the victim
accepted it and so did her family. The prosecutor asked the witness if he agreed the family has accepted the ifoga to keep peace within the village. “Not only that, but the family of Tone continues to this day in providing clothes, money and food as a demonstration of their love for the victim’s son” said the chief, referring to the infant. The prosecutor asked Muagututi’a if he agreed that the ifoga is more for the families involved and not necessarily for the victim in this case; to which he replied “it’s the same thing”. The witness told the court that he is present in court on behalf of the victim, saying that the victim’s family and the victim have accepted the ifoga. “You feel this somehow absolves the defendant’s actions?” asked Folau and Muagututi’a responded, “Yes”. Assistant Public Defender White said this case traveled in many different levels — the victim had given birth at a very young age, and the defendant had stolen her youth by his actions in this case. “This young child is blameless in this case. The entire burden falls on Tone and he understands that from this day forward he’ll be a convicted sex offender. This is a mantle that he has inflicted upon himself and he knows that there are consequences,” said White. He added that forgiveness was sought and it was accepted by the family. White said that the defendant did something terrible, and no doubt that he will be punished by the court because he should be punished for his actions. The defense lawyer noted that despite that, the defendant has lived an exemplary life and was working hard at his school, how(Continued on page 14)
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LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Mike Gerstenberger believes a health insurance plan for American Samoa would not work due to the health problems of local residents and a lack of customer base. Such a plan was raised two weeks ago by members of the Chamber of Commerce during a meeting with Gerstenberger, who spoke on a number of issues, including the hospital’s proposed fee hikes, which have been deferred to allow a public hearing. The hearing is set for this Friday. He was asked if the hospital has looked into an insurance plan to which Gerstenberger said, “we have certainly explored that” and pointed to a study — Health Coverage for All — in 2000 and a bill introduced in the House last year that would eliminate free medical care and propose an insurance plan for all workers. He said the House bill “sounds great” but he has some concerns with the proposal, which remains pending in the House. He says health insurance works on the basis of an insurance company collecting more in premiums than it pays in claims. According to the CEO, such a plan would not work in the territory because “this is such an unhealthy population” with a high rate of diabetes. He explained that insurance premiums are different in various areas of the country; for example, the ones in Los Angeles are different than another city. He said the average HMO premium in the states is around $400 a person and “because of
our less healthy population, our premiums could be $500 or $600. How many of your neighbors can afford $600 in health insurance?” He also said for an insurance plan to work, American Samoa would need to have a larger population, a larger pool. He said with a population of around 55,000 “we probably don’t have enough people.” He recalled he has worked for a health insurance company, and insurance companies are very interested in “knowing where they can make a profit”. “If they thought they could make a profit in American Samoa, they would have been here a long time ago,” the LBJ CEO said. Responding to a question by a Chamber member, Gerstenberger says that the Chamber can probably pool their member resources together for an insurance plan and this could also be done as a community initiative through churches and villages. Another Chamber member asked about the CEO’s long term plan to stabilize the hospital financially, since health insurance is not a viable option, Gerstenberger said, “quite honestly, we don’t have a long term plan because right now we are so dependent upon the [federal] government” which provides some 80% of the hospital annual funding through Medicaid, and other federal funding. He did point out that if territory’s priority is health care, then that needs to be communicated to the government. He also noted that the local population needs to think more about taking care of themselves and their families. Reach the reporter at firstname.lastname@example.org
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TuILuA’AI fA’AMAuSILI’S CASE IN HIGH COuRT Tuilua’ai Fa’amausili, accused of passing bad checks and felony stealing, denied the charges against her when she was arraigned in High Court Monday morning. Fiti Sunia represents Fa’amausili, who’s out on a surety bond of $15,000. Prosecuting this matter is Assistant Attorney General Cable Poag. Presiding over the arraignment hearing was Chief Justice Michael Kruse who scheduled the pre-trial conference for Fa’amausili on July 30, 2012. According to the government’s case, in December 2011, Nie Ming, owner of K & K Corporation filed a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Division of DPS against FTC Corporation owned by the defendant Tuilua’ai Fa’amausili and Office of Motor Vehicle (OMV) Manager Mau Fa’amausili for writing three checks to the victim’s company on three separate occasions, but the account had insufficient funds to cover the checks. Tuilua’ai is charged with three counts of passing bad checks and three counts of stealing. Each count of passing bad checks is a class D felony which is punishable with up to five years in jail, a fine of $5,000 a fine equal to twice the amount of gain from the commission of the said crime up to a maximum of $20,000 — or both fine and imprisonment. Each stealing charge is a class C felony punishable for up to seven years in jail, a fine of up to $5,000 a fine equal to twice the amount of gain from the commission of the said crime up to a maximum of $20,000, or both the fine and imprisonment. Court documents say that on February 14, 2012 a written notice was mailed to the defendant by certified mail as to the non-payment of the bad checks. A dRuG dEfENdANT fACES TRIAL IN JuLy Chief Justice Michael Kruse has scheduled a jury trial in the government’s case against Aaron Wisdom facing drug related charges. Wisdom is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, marijuana; Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. According to the government’s case the defendant was criminally charged following the discovery of marijuana substance, drug paraphernalia, three firearms and live ammunition in a container that belonged to him. Kruse set the jury trial for November 5, 2012.
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Court filing states that while Customs Agents were conducting a procedural search of the 20 foot container on January 13, 2012, they discovered a marijuana substance and the Vice and Narcotics Division officers were contacted. It’s alleged that several boxes of ammunition and three firearms were also confiscated from the container. According to court affidavit, police also confiscated drug paraphernalia, a large quantity of items related to the cultivation of marijuana, and several books and magazines on how to grow marijuana, along with other equipment used to extract THC. Wisdom, who is from San Diego, California, is out on a surety bond of $20,000. POLICE OffICER ARRESTEd fOR duI Among eight people arrested for driving under the influence over the weekend was Police Officer Fatu Enari who made his initial appearance in the District Court Monday morning. Officer Enari was one of those arrested during the Department of Public Safety’s graduation enforcement. According to police, Enari’s vehicle was swerving on the public highway in the western district, which gave police probable cause to pull the vehicle over for inspection. During Officer Enari’s initial appearance it came to light that his immigration status was illegal. He was remanded into the custody of the immigration officer who was present at the court. Officer Enari, who works at the Tafuna Correctional Facility, is scheduled to have a status hearing on his case in the next two weeks. JuRy TRIAL fOR SEx CASE POSTPONEd Associate Justice Lyle L Richmond has granted the government’s motion to postpone the jury trial of Mike Kim and Motau Samani, who are charged in connection with a sexual act involving a minor in 2010. Deputy Attorney General Mitzie Jessop Folau told the court that the government’s lab technician, who will be testifying pertaining to the DNA involved in this matter, will not be available until after August. Folau said the lab technician has personal obligations and just obtained a new job, which has led to the delay of his travel to American Samoa for this case. Kim’s lawyer, Fiti Sunia, told the court that his client has been very patient, and asked the court to have the trial in December, because September and November are not good months for him. Richmond then scheduled the jury trial for this
case in December. The Deputy AG told the court that she’ll make sure that her witness will come down in December 2012. According to court filings, the alleged incident occurred on June 29, 2010 and the victim involved was a-17-year old girl. The third defendant in this matter, Police officer Atoe, is accused of allegedly trying to cover up the alleged sexual incident when he asked the victim’s father to go to the police and withdraw his complaint against Kim. Atoe is charged with witness tampering and concealing an offense. His case is also pending in the High Court. Reach the reporter at email@example.com
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Dear Editor: For nearly 40 years I’ve seen dirt roads paved, paved roads concreted but never have I seen our westside roads in the pathetic condition we are facing each day. Huge potholes everywhere, whole sections wiped out, no centerline or turning lane lines left, just one driving hazard after another. Drivers are zig-zagging back and forth across the lanes playing dodge-um and every day wreckers hauling damaged vehicles to some shop. What this Administration is doing about this situation — if not legally criminal— is morally criminal. Sending out crews to dump some dirt and gravel in the holes until the next rain, which is usually within 24 hours is a total waste of time, energy, labor, and money! Money, the crux of the problem. As taxpayers, we are taxed 10 cents for every gallon of gas we buy. This tax, by law, is put in a “Road Maintenance Fund” to maintain our roadways. For years this administration has put the millions generated by this tax into the “General Fund” to maintain their voting base and now the situation has gotten away from them, all at our expense. Next to purchasing a home, the automobile is the second largest investment a person or family makes and to have it damaged or wrecked because of these road conditions is wrong and the government allowing the conditions to develop and then totally ignoring them is just a shame but nothing matters to them but maintaining their voting base. The government’s entire fleet of vehicles drives on these same roads 24/7 for work, personal business, and recreation but we taxpayers pay for their gasoline and if they damage or wreck a vehicle it’s no sweat, just find a Federal Grant and buy another one bigger and better equipped than what they had. We are also at the mercy of the private auto repair industry on Island. With the prices they are charging for parts and labor you would think they were all employed by ASPA or members of the “American Samoa Bar Association”. The government needs to understand they are obligated to repair and maintain these roads. As long as the drivers passively accept this treatment nothing will ever change. Call your leaders at the village level and FONO level to step up and do their job. One of the coming election candidates is using the slogan “PEOPLE FIRST”, that would certainly be a FIRST in this Territory!!! Jim Brittle
This photo taken through viewing glasses shows Venus crossing the sun in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. From the U.S. to eastern Australia and eastern Asia, people turned their attention to the daytime sky on Tuesday and early Wednesday in Asia to make sure they caught the rare sight of the transit of Venus. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith) The next one won’t be for another 105 years.
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HONOLULU (AP) -- Filtering the sun’s light to a miniscule fraction of its true power allowed sky-gazers over the world to watch a silhouetted Venus travel across Earth’s closest star, an extremely rare spectacle that served as a reminder of how tiny our planet really is. After all, the next transit is 105 years away likely beyond all of our lifetimes but just another dinky speck in the timeline of the universe. “I’m sad to see Venus go,” electrical engineer Andrew Cooper of the W.M. Keck Observatory told viewers watching a webcast of the transit’s final moments as seen from the nearly 14,000-foot summit of Mauna Kea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. From Maui to Mumbai, Mexico to Norway, much of the world watched the 6-hour, 40-minute celestial showcase through special telescopes, live streams on the Internet or with the naked eye through cheap cardboard glasses. “If you can see the mole on Cindy Crawford’s face, you can see Venus,” Van Webster, a member of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, told anyone who stopped by his telescope for a peek on Mount Hollywood. For astronomers, the transit wasn’t just a rare planetary spectacle. It was also one of those events they hoped would spark curiosity about the universe and our place in it. Sul Ah Chim, a researcher at the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute in South Korea, said he hoped people see life from a larger perspective, and “not get caught up in their small, everyday problems.” “When you think about it from the context of the universe, 105 years is a very short period of time and the Earth is only a small, pale blue spot,” he said. The transit began just after 6 p.m. EDT in the United States. What observers could see and for how long depended on their region’s exposure to the sun during that exact window of time, and the weather. Those in most areas of North and Central America saw the start of the transit until sunset, while those in western Asia, the eastern half of Africa and most of Europe could catch the transit’s end once the sun came up.
Silhouetted Venus reminder of “our solar system’s size”
Hawaii, Alaska, eastern Australia and eastern Asia including Japan, North and South Korea and eastern China get the whole show since the entire transit happens during daylight in those regions. While astronomers used the latest technology to document the transit, American astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station was planning to take photos of the event and post them online. Online streams with footage from telescopes around the world proved popular for NASA and other observatories. A NASA stream midway through the transit had nearly 2 million total views and was getting roughly 90,000 viewers at any given moment. Meanwhile, terrestrial stargazers were warned to only look at the celestial event with a properly filtered telescope or cardboard eclipse glasses. If the sun is viewed directly, permanent eye damage could result. Roy Gal, an assistant astronomer at the University of Hawaii, told those viewing the transit at Waikiki Beach on Oahu that the telescopes were filtered to block all but 1/100th of 1 percent of the sun’s light, plus all its infrared rays to keep the instruments from overheating. “What we need to do is block out most of the light from the sun so that we don’t go blind and we don’t melt things,” Gal said in an interview. In Los Angeles, throngs jammed Mount Hollywood where the Griffith Observatory rolled out the red carpet. The last time the city witnessed a Venus transit was 130 years ago in 1882. A 2004 transit was not visible from the western U.S. Telescopes with special filters were set up next to the lawn and people took turns peering at the sun before and during the transit. Astronomers and volunteers lectured about the rarity of a Venus pass to anyone who would listen. Minutes before Venus first touched the outer edge of the sun, Sousa’s “Transit Of Venus March” blared through. The crowd turned their attention skyward. Jamie Jetton took the day off from work to bring her two nephews, 6 and 11, visiting from Arizona to the observatory. Sporting eclipse glasses, it took a little while before they spotted Venus.
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Lolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga has tendered his resignation as president of the Development Bank of American Samoa to “pursue another pathway” in his life “embracing my hope and continued commitment to be of service to our people.” Lolo, a former Senate president, is a candidate for governor in the 2012 gubernatorial race along with his running mate and candidate for lieutenant governor, Sen. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, who is also a member of the DBAS board of directors. (Lemanu continues to be a board member) In a May 23 letter to DBAS board chairman Malemo L. Tausaga, Lolo says that he is tendering his resignation as bank president effective June 30. “While I feel I could do more for the bank, it would not bode well for the board for me to continue as president,” he wrote. “Moreover, it is my job to protect the integrity of the Development Bank... especially when it has been our collective goal not to expose the bank to public criticism due to my decision to seek the position of governor as the vehicle to continue and expand the effectiveness of my services to the people of American Samoa.” Lolo also asked the board chairman “for full satisfaction of the pecuniary stipulations” of his contract and reimbursement for any accumulated annual leave and compensatory time accrued. He asked that the execution of these provisions be completed by June 30. In his letter of resignation, Lolo offered recommendations to the BOD, as well as highlights of his tenure as DBAS president, and thanked his staff, BOD and the governor. RECOMMENdATIONS He said DBAS has not aggressively pursued all available housing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “The impact of home construction on our economy has already been demonstrated. It behooves us to pursue all available federally funded home loan programs,” he said. To maximize access of federal housing programs, Lolo recommends the board establish an American Samoa Housing Authority empowered to handle all home loan programs inclusive of the locally funded home loan activity. He also recommended that DBAS “should champion the private sector expansion strategy by offering financing to locally owned businesses involved with the development of our fisheries, tourism, agriculture, indigenous manufacturing and secondary processing activities.” For a new DBAS president, Lolo recommended Jason Betham, “given his many years in the vice presidency position and demonstration of competence to warrant your trust”and “has accumulated leadership and managerial skills that
by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Correspondent
Lolo Moliga resigns from Development Bank post
would guarantee his effectiveness as a leader.” Moreover, Betham knows what needs to be done to assist the government and advance the accomplishments of its economic development goals, he said. Lolo recommended Mrs. Iutita Galea’i as the new vice president based on her comprehensive experience in the banking business, along with her years of service at DBAS. “She has shown great skills as a leader and deserves the recognition and opportunity,” he added. THANk yOu “The leader is as effective as the supporting staff. Our litany of successes would not have been possible had it not been the ingenuity, creativity, innovativeness and dedication of the staff,” said Lolo. “The successes therefore are the manifestations of staff competency and dedication.” Lolo expressed his appreciation to the chairman and board for the “rare opportunity” of working with them and also thanked Gov. Togiola Tulafono “for the expression of trust which gave rise to my appointment to the post” as president of DBAS. Copies of Lolo’s letter were sent to the governor, board members, Betham, Galeai, and DBAS staff. LOCAL LAW Local law states that the Governor, with the approval of the Board, appoints a President of the Development Bank, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The President is responsible for the operation of the Bank with the assistance of such other officers and employees as the Board may authorize. The bank president is a nonvoting ex officio member of the 10-member board. The last DBAS president, Utu Abe Malae resigned from his post in the spring of 2008 to be a candidate for governor in that year’s gubernatorial race. The American Samoa Code Annotated (ASCA) Section 4.0102(f), states that candidates for the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor who are employees of the government in whatever capacity and for either the executive, or judicial branches, must resign their position with the government before commencing active campaigning. “Active campaigning” includes but is not limited to: the acceptance of a petition from the election official charged with that responsibility; any effort whatsoever that is designed to influence or obtain votes from qualified electors; and any activity that would cause a conflict of interest at the candidate’s position of employment with the government. In any event, candidates must resign no later than 60 days prior to the election date even if the events above have not occurred.” Reach the reporter at email@example.com
LONDON (AP) -- There were six figures on the balcony, three generations of royalty - and one large absence. Queen Elizabeth II’s appearance at Buckingham Palace with her family on Tuesday capped a triumphant Diamond Jubilee weekend for a British monarchy that has overcome years of crisis and seems secure in its subjects’ hearts. But the absence of 90-year-old Prince Philip - hospitalized Monday with a bladder infection - was a poignant reminder that the queen’s 60-year reign won’t last forever. And the presence of divisive heir to the throne Prince Charles alongside the wildly popular Prince William and his wife Catherine hinted at an uncertain future. “What we forget is that monarchy is just the people doing the job,” said royal historian Robert Lacey. “In a sense this jubilee looks to the future rather sadly. It could be the queen’s last jubilee, and it is a jubilee in which she has relegated many of her public duties” to younger family members. Yet the royal family will be overjoyed with the public response to the jubilee, which the queen, in a televised address, called “a humbling experience.” Fears that the celebrations would be met with apathy in an anxious, recession-afflicted Britain were unfounded. Enormous crowds greeted the queen over the four-day celebration. More than 1 million people lined the Thames on Sunday for a river pageant, despite dismal weather, and hundreds of thousands packed the Mall outside Buckingham Palace on Tuesday for a glimpse of the royal family. Republican protesters did their best to dissent, staging demonstrations bearing placards demanding “Make Monarchy History,” but they were vastly outnumbered - and drowned out by choruses of “God Save the Queen.” The well-wishers came in all ages, from across Britain and around the world, and many seemed genuinely moved. Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand - one of 16 countries in which the queen is head of state - said the jubilee had brought a “natural outpouring” of popular feeling. “People wanted to show their admiration for the queen and their respect for the job that she has done,” he told the BBC. The jubilation was a triumph of brand renewal that has been 15 years in the making. After decades of declining deference, the modern monarchy reached its lowest ebb during the 1990s in a blaze of unflattering headlines. Three of the queen’s four children got divorced - most spectacularly, Charles from the wildly popular Princess Diana. Though both conceded infidelity, public opinion sided with Diana, generally viewed as an innocent devoured by the ruthless royal “Firm.” When Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, the royal family was criticized as aloof and unfeeling, in contrast to the wave of public mourning for “the people’s princess.” Since then, the family and its staff have worked hard to turn around that image. The death of the much-loved Queen Mother Elizabeth in 2002 revived memories of World War II, a time of common purpose in which the royal family served as a unifying symbol. In 2005, Charles married his longtime love Camilla in a lowkey service, and a woman once viewed as a home wrecker has since come to be seen as a royal asset, a down-to-earth figure with a wicked sense of fun. Last year’s Westminster Abbey wedding of William and Kate Middleton was the crowning glory, an extravaganza of pomp and glamor that cemented the new couple - young, attractive, socially at ease - at the heart of a 21st-century monarchy. In particular, Kate - now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge brings to the family a dash of celebrity glamor unseen since Diana. Her appearances make celebrity magazines and fashion pages. The scarlet Alexander McQueen dress she wore to Sunday’s river pageant caused a buzz of comment: too spicy or just right? While the queen is the heart of the monarchy and its link to the past, the young royals have helped it appear relevant. The monarch wore ear plugs for Monday’s jubilee pop concert outside Buckingham Palace - she is thought to prefer opera. But William and Harry could be seen singing along enthusiastically to the likes of Tom Jones, Paul McCartney and Elton John. The image of the relaxed young royals is a sign of how much, and how cannily, the monarchy changed with the times. Throughout the jubilee, the queen was cast as a servant of the British people, rather than their sovereign. “I think the monarchy has always adapted itself to contemporary circumstances, and has become what I call a public service monarchy,” said Vernon Bogdanor, a constitutional expert and professor at King’s College London.
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After big jubilee, UK’s monarchy faces the future
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II departs St Paul’s Cathedral, London with the Dean of St Paul’s David Ison, left, following a service of thanksgiving on the last day of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Crowds cheering “God save the queen!” and pealing church bells greeted Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as she arrived for a service at St. Paul’s Cathedral on the last of four days of celebra(AP Photo/Alastair Grant) tions of her 60 years on the throne.
Salu Hunkin-Finau, Ed.D. (RET) CSM Iuniasolua Savusa For Governor 2012 For Lt. Governor 2012 Congratulations to all the graduates of our Territory-- graduates of overseas universities, graduates of our community college, graduates of all our high schools and even the 8th grade graduates completing elementary education. Malo le taumafai, malo le tauivi, malo fai o le faiva! E ese le suamalie o le Taui e maua mai le afu ma le tiga— a lea UA O’O I LE TAIMI e te selesele ai ma ‘ae ‘ae ai i au taumafaiga! Many of you are the first graduates in your families. You’ve set a wonderful example for others. Many of you have more graduations to go. Don’t let finances, job offers or even the question of marriage stop you. How far you complete your education will determine your life’s course in years to come… your education will open the doors of many wonderful opportunities. ‘Ae aua ne’i galo… o le poto ma le atamai, o meaalofa mai le Atua. Teu laia i lou loto. Fai mai Solomona i le Fa’ataoto 3: 5-6: “ Ia e faatuatua ia Ieova ma lou loto atoa, ‘ae ‘aua le fa’alagolago i lou lava atamai. Ia e manatua o Ia i ou ala uma ona fa’atonuina ai lea e Ia lava ou ala.” “SAVUSA AND I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF YOU ON YOUR GRADUATION.”. www.saluandsavusa2012.com/ Facebook.com/saluandsavusa2012 HQ: (684) 688-1156
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Romney’s team: Authorities probe possible hacking
WASHINGTON (AP) -Authorities are investigating whether Mitt Romney’s private email account was hacked, his presidential campaign said Tuesday. The website Gawker reported Tuesday that an anonymous hacker had signed into Romney’s personal Hotmail account. Gawker reported that the hacker guessed the answer to a security question about Romney’s favorite pet in order to gain access to the account and change the password. The anonymous hacker told the website that Romney’s account on DropBox, a file sharing service, also was compromised. Romney’s campaign said that “proper authorities are investigating this crime.” Campaign spokeswoman Gail Gitcho refused to comment further and would not say who was investigating. She also would not say whether Romney still uses the Hotmail account. Romney isn’t the first politician to face security problems with a private email account. Just weeks before the 2008 presidential election, a Tennessee college student accessed the private emails of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. The student, David Kernell, was convicted in April 2010 after Palin and her daughter Bristol testified about harassment and disruption they suffered. Kernell had correctly guessed answers to security questions guarding Palin’s account, giving him access. Romney’s private Hotmail account was accepting email as recently as March 2012. As of Tuesday evening, the address was returning emails as undeliverable, citing an “unknown address.” Romney’s private email address, mittromney(at)hotmail.com, was included in documents obtained and published earlier this year by The Associated Press. It was also included in documents attached to a Tuesday Wall Street Journal story. The address became public because Romney used it to conduct state business when he served as governor of Massachusetts, and some of his private emails were obtained under the Massachusetts Public Records Law. Romney has used both a Hotmail account and an email account linked to his mittromney.com presidential campaign website. In August 2006, Romney told a group of recipients that all future emails were to be directed to the mittromney. com campaign account. Romney wrote that, effective immediately, the new account would be his new email address. “Please keep it confidential as its use is for family and close friends,” he wrote. “I will no longer be using my Hotmail account.” One month later, Romney again used the Hotmail address to email revisions of an editorial he was writing. In March, the AP sent emails to each of Romney’s private accounts. Both appeared to be operative at that time, but he did not reply. A Microsoft spokeswoman said Hotmail accounts are closed after 270 days of inactivity and incoming emails sent afterward are rejected as undeliverable. Neither of Romney’s accounts bounced messages back to the AP in March. An email sent to his private Hotmail account Tuesday bounced back as undeliverable.
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Fisherman rewarded for Give your grad the gift of gab... recovering 50,000th tag
(BASED ON A PRESS RELEASE) — A Papua New Guinean fisherman has won USD500 for recovering a plastic tag that was attached to the back of a yellowfin tuna. The fish was tagged and released by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on 15 May 2011 and is the 50,000th tag to be returned to SPC. Johnathan Joul from Kananam village, near Madang, spotted the yellow tag on the back of the yellowfin on board the Dolores 828, about 140 miles from where the fish had been released in the Bismarck Sea. “Recovering the tags is crucial to the success of our tagging program,” says John Hampton,SPC’s Oceanic Fisheries Programme Manager, “so we offer cash rewards to fishers as an incentive to return the tags to us.” The 50,000th tag came with a special reward of USD500 to celebrate the milestone. The objective of tagging is to establish an experimental population of tuna which can then be monitored and modeled as the tagged fish are recaptured. SPC has been tagging tuna since the 1970s to collect critical information for assessing tuna stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, the world’s biggest tuna fishery. Its Pacific Tuna Tagging program is an initiative of the Pacific Island community to ensure the best information is available to manage their oceanic ecosystems. “Tuna is hugely important to the region,” says Hampton. “Many Pacific Island countries and territories rely heavily on it for income through fishing licenses. Local people rely on it for their livelihoods. We need to know how much tuna is out there and whether the amount of fishing is sustainable.” Yellowfin is one of the four tuna species mainly targeted by fishers in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean fishery; the others are bigeye, skipjack and south Pacific albacore. SPC estimates the 2010 catch for all four species at 2.4 million tons, the second highest annual catch on record. That’s 83% of the total Pacific Ocean catch and 60% of the global tuna catch. Bigeye represents just 5% of the total tuna catch but the species is being overfished, according to SPC’s 2010 stock assessment, released in January. “Bigeye tuna is not at risk of extinction, and is never likely to be,” says Hampton, “but the amount of bigeye fishing needs to be reduced by about one third to ensure long-term sustainability.” (Source: Secretariat of the Pacific Community media release)
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tusia Ausage Fausia
talosaga loia tone Pulou fa’a falepuipui o ia 8-10 tausaga…
MAE’A FA’AMAnAtUinA 50 tAUSAgA tUtOAtASi SAMOA
“fA’AfETAI AMERIkA SAMOA MO LOu SAO I LO’u ASO fANAu”
I le tapunia aloaia ai o polokalame mo le fa’amanatuina o le fu’a a Samoa e pei ona fa’amanatuina ai le 50 tausaga o lana Iupeli Auro, na momoli fa’apitoa mai ai le fa’afetai ma le fa’amalo a le malo o Samoa i le afioga i le kovana sili ia Togiola T.A Tulafono ma le malo o Amerika Samoa, ona o le tatou sao e tusa ai o le lagolagoina o le latou sisiga fu’a. O le afioga i le ali’i Minisita o le Matagaluega o Tina ma Tama’ita’i, o ia fo’i lea o le Ta’ita’ifono lagolago o le Komiti sa tapenaina polokalame o le fu’a, tofa Tolofuavalelei Leiataua Falemoe na fai ma sui o le malo o Samoa e fa’afetaia malo valaaulia mai atunuu o le Pasefika sa auai atu, aemaise ai i latou uma sa tuuina atu la latou sao mo lenei aso fa’apitoa. Sa ia fa’afetaia fa’apitoa fo’i le afioga i le kovana sili ma aumalaga uma mai Amerika Samoa nei e tusa ai o la latou tapenaga i pese ma siva faaleaganu’u. “Fa’afetai atu Tutuila ma Manu’a mo lou sao i lo’u aso fiafia i lenei tausaga, ua mataina au tapenaga i au siva ma lau pese faaleaganuu, ua leai se mea e paole ae ua manaia ma matagofie i la’u vaavaai atu, fa’afetai fai uso lelei, o lau pule lea...” o nisi ia o saunoaga a le tofa ia Tolofuavalelei e fai ai o ia ma sui o le Ao o le malo ia Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi faapea ai le alii palemia ia Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi ma tagata uma o Samoa. O loimata o le fiafia ma i’uleo o le faafetai na vaaia i tulimanu e fa o le Malae i Tiafau i le aso mulimuli o le fu’a a Samoa, mai lava i le amataga o faafiafiaga seia oo atu i le taimi na tuuina ifo ai i lalo le tagavai a le atunuu ina ua latalata i le itula e 8:00 i le po o le aso Gafua na te’a nei, ae o le aso Lua lea taimi Samoa.
tusia Ausage Fausia
Sa’asa’a le afioga i le kovana sili o Amerika Samoa, le matua ia Togiola Tulafono, i faafiafiaga a le itumalo Alataua i le faamanatuina o le 50 o le malo tutoatasi o Samoa i le malae o Tiafau i [Ata; Naenae Productions] Mulinuu.
O le pese faaleaganu’u mai le itumalo o Alataua i lalo o le taitaiga a le afioga i le Fofoga Fetalai ia Savali Talavou Ale, na tatalaina faafiafiaga faai’u o le aso e 5 i ai aso o le fu’a, sosoo ai loa ma le siva faaleaganuu lea na tapena i ai le afioga o Aasu, i lalo o le taitaiga a le afioga i le alii Senatoa ia Lualemana Faoa ma lona afioaga. I le maea ai o le faafiafiaga a Alataua, na tatalo ai le fofoga o le itumalo i le alii Palemia o Samoa, afai e tuuina atu ni valaaulia mo le fu’a a Tutuila ma Manu’a i le tausaga fou, ia ave lana faamuamua i le afioaga o Vaimoso se’i malaga mai ai i Sasa’e nei, ona ua gapatia le afioga i le taliina o i latou. O nisi o tulaga sa mataina i fa’afiafiaga a Amerika Samoa, o fa’aaloaloga sa faia e Alataua ma Aasu i le mae’a ai o a laua fa’afiafiaga, lea e aofia ai fa’aaloaloga masani fa’aleaganu’u i le Ao o le Malo o Samoa ia Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, o le Palemia ia Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, atoa ai ma le Kovana Sili ia Togiola Tulafono, atoa ai ma le Peresetene o le Ekalesia Metotisi i Samoa lea sa avea ma taitai o le sauniga i le aso, ma e silia i le tai $10,000 na faaalu e Alataua ma Aasu mo teutusi i le taimi o a laua fa’aaloaloga. E ta’i $40,000 na fai meaalofa mai ai le malo o Samoa i au faafiafia a Aasu ma Alataua, ae $20,000 mo le au siva mai le afioaga o Vailoatai, lea na taitaia e le afioga ia Satele Galu Satele, ma o le afiafi ananafi na taunu’u mai ai le ulua’i malaga a le Lady Naomi mai Apia mo lenei vaiaso mo le amata toe momoliina mai lea o au malaga a le teritori sa autova’a atu i le fu’a. O se tasi o vaega na maofa ai le to’atele i le taimi na tufatufa ai faailoga mo tauvaga uma sa fa’atautaia, o faailoga tupe sa tapena e le malo mo tuuga ma ta’amilosaga mo le fu’a, ona o le
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O le taeao ananafi, na folasia ai e le loia a Tone Pulou, i luma o le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga, se talosaga, ina ia fa’asala Pulou i le va o le 8 ma le 10 tausaga, i le to’ese i Tafuna. O le vaiaso na te’a nei na fa’atulaga e lau ai le fa’asalaga a Pulou, ae peita’i na toe tolopo mai i le aso ananafi, lea na fa’afofoga ai le fa’amasinoga, i se molimau mai i le Sa’o o le aiga o le teineititi o lo o a’afia i lenei mataupu, ma o lea na toe tolopo mai ai le lauina o le fa’asalaga a Pulou, i le taeao nei. O Pulou o lo o ta’usala i moliaga i lona faiaiga ma se teineititi talavou, ma i’u ai lava ina ma’itaga lenei tama’ita’i. O fa’asalaga mo ia moliaga, e i le va o le 5 ma le 15 tausaga. I le molimau a le Sa’o o le aiga o le teineititi, le afioga Muagututia Tupusemanuiaaeaualetupusemalaia Muaivasa Tauoa, na ia ta’ua ai e fa’apea, ua talia e lona aiga le ifoga sa faia e matua o Pulou, ma ua maea ona teuteu ma faamatafi le ao pogisa sa ufitia ai aiga e lua ona o lenei faalavelave. Na fa’amanino e Muagututia, o le ifoga o se tasi lea o tu ma aga maualuga a Samoa e uia e se aiga pe afai ua i ai so latou sese. O le ifoga e pulolou ai tagata o le aiga ua sese i le ietoga i luma o le aiga sa faia faasaga i ai se sese ina ia magalo ai. Fai mai le molimau, na faalua ona fono lona aiga e aofia ai ma matua o le teineititi na aafia, e uiga i le ifoga ma sa latou faaalia ai lo latou taliaina o le ifoga. Na fesiligia e le loia a le malo, o Mitzie Folau ia Muagututia, pe na talia e le tamaitai na a’afia, le ifoga. Na tali le molimau, “Na talia e a’u, o lo’u tuafafine, o matua o le teine, o le teine atoa ai ma le matou aiga potopoto.” Na toe fesili Folau i le molimau pe faamata ua mafua ona ia taliaina le ifoga ina ia faaauau ai le nonofo filemu o aiga e lua i totonu o le nuu, na tali le molimau, o le isi mafuaaga na mafua ai ona talia le ifoga, e le utuva lava le o atu o matua o Pulou ma avatu meaai, lavalava ma tupe e fesoasoani ai i le tausiga o le pepe, ma o iina e iloa ai le alofa moni o matua o Pulou i le tama a le teineitiiti na aafia. Na toe fesili Folau i le molimau pe na te iloa ua lava le ifoga e magalo ai le sala a Pulou, na tali le molimau, “o lea lava.” Na taua e le alii loia a Pulou i lana faafinauga e faapea, o le mataupu ua ta’usalaina ai Pulou, e le tasi sona aafiaga, aua e le gata o lea ua aafia le olaga teinemuli o se teineititi 13 tausaga, ae ua i’u lava ina ma’itaga ai o ia ma ia fanauina ai se pepe. Sa ia taua foi le iloa lelei e Pulou o le matuia ma le leaga o le mea sa ia faia. Fai mai Michael White, o Pulou o se alii faiaoga sa galue malosi i le aoaoina o fanau aoga, peitai sa sese le faaiuga na ia faia ma i’u ina ta’usala ai o ia i le tulafono. Na faailoa foi e White i le faamasinoga le la talanoaga ma le tina o le teineititi na aafia i lona ofisa i le tolu vaiaso talu ai, lea sa ia talosaga ai ina ia faasala Pulou i le toese mo se taimi umi, ina ia aua ai nei toe mafai ona ia toe fesootai i lana tama na aafia, ona o lo o naunau o ia ma le tama o le aiga e faaauau le aoga a lana tama ma faau’u o ia. “Sa talosaga mai foi le tina ia te a’u ina ia aua nei toe maua se avanoa e fesootai ai Pulou i lana tama,” o le tala lea a White ma ia talosagaina ai loa le faamasinoga ina ia faasala Pulou i le toese mo le 8 e oo atu i le 10 tausaga, o le taimi lea e tatau ona oo atu i ai ua i’u le aoga a le teineititi na aafia ma maua sona lumana’i lelei. I le faafinauga a le malo, na talosaga ai le tamaitai loia ia Folau ina ia faasala Pulou i le faasalaga pito i maualuga o loo faatulai mai i le tulafono, (15 tausaga i le toese) ona o le matuia o le gaioiga sa ia faia. Fai mai Folau, o Pulou o se faiaoga sa tuu atu i ai le avanoa na te aoaoina ai tamaiti aoga ma ua avea ai o ia o se matua i tamaiti aoga e aofia ai ma le teineititi e 13 tausaga na aafia, peitai sa ia faaaoga sese lea malosi ma ia liliu ai i se isi itu ma i’u ina ma’itaga ai lenei teineititi. Na taua foi e Folau e faapea, o le ifoga lea na talia e le Sa’o o le aiga, na faia ina ia teuteu ai le nofo lelei o aiga e lua i totonu o le nuu, peitai e i ai lona talitonuga e lei malilie i ai matua ma le teineititi na aafia, ma o le taimi nei, o loo nonofo lava pea le aiga o le teineititi na aafia ma ona matua i le nuu ma tautua le aiga, e ui o loo aafia o latou lagona i le faalavelave na tulai mai. Ua talosagaina foi e Folau i le faamasinoga ina ia poloaina le ua molia na te toe totogiina tupe sa faaalu e le malo e toe faafoi mai ai o ia i le teritori, i le maea ai lea o lona sola ese ina ua ia iloa ua suesue e le malo le mataupu. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia firstname.lastname@example.org
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FA’AFO’i MAi FAnUA O SAtAPUALA
saunia: Leua Aiono Frost
O ni isi o fa’aaloaloga i tulaga o tu ma aganu’u fa’a Samoa, sa fa’atinoina i le fa’ai’uga o le fa’afiafiaga a le itumalo a Alataua, i le Sisiga Fu’a o le 50 tausaga a Samoa na se’i mavae atu nei.
Fa’aaoga taimi o Fanau A’oga — tu’uaga Umi o A’oga 2012
tusia: Leua Aiono Frost
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Ua amata fo’i ona vave uma mea’ai i le fale, totonu o le pusa ‘aisa, totonu o le sefe, ae maise ua sagole uma i luga le tele o mea i totonu o le fale e le fanau i aso ta’itasi! Ioe ua o’o mai le tu’uaga, Matua, ia fa’aulu le fanau i ni a’oa’oga fa’apitoa e fa’apasi ai o latou taimi i le tu’uaga umi lenei o a’oga. O se vaitaimi lenei e matua fiafia ai le fanau, aua na’o le ala a’e, matamata le televise i le cable po’o le televise masani i le tele o fa’au’uga ma mea uma sa fa’atautaia i le Sisigafu’a a Samoa lea fa’ato’a uma, ae o le a se mea aoga e maua ai? Lele ua mae’a tapena le Feleti Barstow i Utulei, le faletusi o lou malo, ina ia mafai ona a’oa’o le faitau, ma le tusi ata, o isi lava mau ta’aloga e fa’aaoga i ai le mafaufau o le fanau, lea ua mae’a tapena i ai le Pulega o le Faletusi i a latou polokalama fa’atautaia mo le fanau iti. “O le polokalama a le faletusi a le Malo i Utulei, ua fa’atulaga e amatalia lea i le aso 19 o Iuni, 2012 ae mae’a lea polokalama i le aso 26 Iulai, 2012. E tasi lava le vasega mo le fanau e amata i le 3 tausaga se’ia o’o i le 5 tausaga, e faia lea i le aso Gafua mai le itula e 9:30 se’ia o’o i le itula e 11:30 i le taeao lava. O isi vasega uma mai le aso Lua se’ia o’o i le aso Tofi e fa’atautaia lea mo le fanau e i le va 6 tausaga se’ia o’o i le 10 tausga le matutua. O i latou uma nei e a’oa’oina le faitau tusi. O vasega nei e lima e e na’o le ta’i 25 lava tamaiti e talia ai, afai ae tuai ona fa’aulu le igoa o si au tama, ona le maua lea o sona avanoa. O le totogi o le lesitalaina o le igoa o lana tama ia auai e na’o le $2. O le vaitaimi mo lesitala, o le aso 12 o Iuni 2012, ma e amata i le 9:00 se’ia o’o i le 5:00 i le afiafi. O fanau uma e ao ina lesitala lava e o latou matua i le tatou Faletusi Tele lava i Utulei. O le isi polokalama ua seti mai fo’i e le faletusi mo le fanau a’oga i le tu’uaga ma e faia lea i le aso i Iuni se’ia o’o ia Aokuso 3, ma e leai se totogi mo nei polokalama e amata mai le matutua o le fanau e ulufale ai i le 10 tausaga ma sili atu. E aofia i le polokalama lenei le fa’aalia ai o aga PG ma le PG13, o i latoi ia e mafai ona maua latou mea’ai mama e tufaina mo i latou. Ua na’o aso Faraile lava e faia ai lea vasega fa’apitoa, ma ua talo atu ai i fanau e auai mai i le itula e 2:00 i le aoauli se’ia o’o i le 4:00 i le afiafi lava. O le isi polokalama mo aso To’ona’i fo’i ua saunia e le Faletusi i Utulei ma le taupulega, o le “ABC i le Tausaga Atoa.” E amata mai le itula 11:00 se’ia o’o i le itula e 1:00 i le aoauli, mo so’o se tamaitiiti a’oga lava, e faitau tusi, tusi ata, ma galuega alofilima ma isi lava mea matagofie e a’oa’oina ai le fanau o so’o se tausaga. E leai se lesitala e mo’omia mo lea vasega, ma e mana’omia lava tamaiti matutua e o’o atu mo lea fo’i vasega, ia aoga ai lou aso i nei vaitau o le tu’uaga. O le faitau tusi e mo’omia e lou sui, sau e a’oa’o lau faitau tusi i le tausaga atoa, na’o aso To’ona’i e faia ai lea a’oga i le faletusi tele i Utulei. Peita’i mo le fanau a’oga i le Kolisi, lea ua fa’alauiloa atu o le aso lenei, Iuni 6, 2012, ua lesitalaina ai fanau e fia tau’avea mataupu i lenei tu’uaga umi o a’oga. Ia amatalia ai lou tausaga a’oga ma toe soso’o ai le fau ma le fau, ae aua lava le fiafia e fa’amalolo lou fai’ai ina ne’i toe fa’aoso atu le mea ua faigata i le isi afa tausaga o lumana’i ia Aukuso, 2012. Ua tele kosi ua tau’avea i lenei sama, aua ua fa’ailoa mai, ua ta’i fa tausaga e mafai ona e a’oga ai i le tatou Kolisi, ma maua ai fa’ailoga BA a’o e nofo lava i si ou aiga i’inei. Maua lenei avanoa matagofie e aoga ai i fe’au a si ou aiga ma sailia le atamai i mataupu maualuluga, ia fa’aaoga tatau. O i latou fo’i o lo’o i ai fa’aletonu tau le tupe e totogia ai latou a’oga, ia o’o ane pea i le tatou Kolisi mo se aiaiga ia mafai ona fesoasoani i lea pili o fa’aletonu, ae le o le nofo mau ai o lou fa’amoemoe i se fa’aletonu fa’apena e mafai lava ona talanoaina se fesoasoani i ai a le tatou Kolisi. Fanau a’oga, ia alofaiva ane e saili nei ituaiga o a’oa’oga i tomai lautele mo nisi mea e le o a’oa’oina ai outou i potu a’oga, e leai lava se mea e maumau, e mo’omia ona agava’a outou i mea uma. Ua i ai fo’i polokalama a Autalavou ua toeititi fa’aoso mai i luga, ina ia mafai ona fa’aaoga tatau ai taimi o le fanau talavou, aua a tu’usamanoa i latou e i’u ina afaina i latou i le tagofia o ava o’ona ma fuala’au fa’asaina, pe afai ae leai se mea lelei e fa’aosofia ai lo latou fia fa’apotopoto fa’atasi ma galulue e fa’atino.
E vevesi Samoa i le fa’amanatuina o lana Sisigafu’a lona 50 o se atunu’u Tuto’atasi, ae vevesi le afio’aga o Satapuala e fa’amautu le latou mau, ia toe fa’afo’i atu laufanua ma eleele o Satapuala, ua ‘ave solitu e Niu Sila, ma soloa’i ane ai fa’amatu’u atu i le Esetete Tausi a le Malo Tuto’atasi o Samoa, ae molo’aua ai le maliliega i le amataga, e toe fa’afo’i mai eleele o Satapuala pe afai ae mae’a fanoga o le Malo o Niu Sila sa latou mo’omia ona fa’aaoga ai laufanua ia. E to’atolu lava matai iloga o lea afioaga lea sa tutu malosi mo lea mau e aofia ai Va’ili, Toeolesulusulu Cedric Schuster ma Muagututi’a A. To’alepaiali’i. I le tulua o po ma ao o le aso tonu o le 50 tausaga o le faigamalo fa’amalo Tuto’atasi a Samoa, amata loa ona alaalata’i le pa’ia maualuga o le afioaga o Satapuala e afua mai le faitoto’a o le Malae Va’alele i Faleolo, ina ia tima’i le pa’ia maualuga i le Malo, e afua mai i le malo o Niu Sila se’ia o’o mai i le faigamalo a Samoa e tusa ai o le latou mau. O nei eleele sa ave’esea mai i le taimi o pulega fa’a-Kolone e afua mai i taimi o Siamani, se’e mai ai ia Niu Sila sa va’ava’aia, ae o Peretania sa latou fa’amalumalu maia. O le faitoto’a fo’i o le lotoa a le malae va’alele tele i Faleolo, sa fa’atuina ai le nofoaga maoti mo lea mau, ma sa faia ai i’ina le fa’atalanoaga a le afio’aga o Satapuala i luga o Nusipepa ma Leitio. Sa latou augani mai, ia fa’atulaga sa’o e Siamani, Niu Sila ma le malo o Samoa Tuto’atasi lea mataupu ua latou fa’ailo mai mo se fa’ai’uga tonu. Ua le gata ai le latou augani i le Malo Tuto’atasi o Samoa, ae ua latou fa’asalafa le latou vala’au i isi fo’i afio’aga o lo’o toina ese fa’apea o latou eleele e le Malo ma tu’ufa’atasia i lalo o le feagaiga fa’aeleele po’o Esetete Tausi a le Malo ma ua soloa’i nei ona fa’aigoaina o Komisi o Eleele ua i ai nei. Ona o lenei mataupu ua tautalagia i taimi ua tapunia ai Ofisa uma o le Malo, ona o lo’o fa’amanatuina le sisigafu’a lona 50 a le Malo o Samoa, o lea ua le mafai ai ona maua se fa’amatalaga aloaia mai sui o nei Komisi o Eleele o le malo e tusa ai o le fanoga o Satapuala. Ona o lo’o auai fo’i ma le Sui i le Palemene o lea itumalo i lenei mau, le susuga Toeolesulusulu Cedric Schuster, o lea ua fa’ailoa ai e i latou, “O se mataupu lenei e ao lava ina toe taga’i toto’a i ai le Komisi Tofia O Ele’ele ina ia mautinoa ua tonu ala uma e fa’atautaia ai mataupu a le Malo Tuto’atasi o Samoa.” Ua fa’ailoa e Schuster, “O le tele o ele’ele sa avea fa’apea e le Malo o Siamani ona o ana pulega fa’a-Kolone, ua toe fa’afo’ia i nu’u ma ua fa’atulaga e pei oni eleele fa’atau ma’oti ese e le Malo, peita’i, o Satapuala ma ona eleele faapea fo’i ma isi nu’u, e le’i toe fa’afo’ia maia latou eleele.” O le afuaga tonu lava o le sasi mai ona taulimaina o nei eleele, ua fa’ailoa mai, i le taimi ua se’e ai ia Niu Sila le va’aiga mai o Samoa, sa avea ai nei eleele uma o ni eleele ua a’afia i Defence Ordinance i le tausaga 1939, peita’i, ina ua mae’a le taua, sa tatau ona toe se’e sa’o mai eleele nei i afioaga e ona eleele, ae o’o ane i lea taimi ua to’ele Siamani i le taua, suia loa e Niu Sila lea vala o le tulafono, ma ua o’o mai ai i le muta’aga o le pulega fa’akolone a Niu Sila, se’e sa’o eleele o Satapuala ma ia afio’aga o lo’o latou afaina tutusa, i le Malo o Samoa i lana o lana Esetete Tausi o Samoa i Sisifo - WESTEC. Ua fa’ailoa mai e ta’ita’i o lea afio’aga, “E tusa ma le 60% o latou eleele galue ua avea atoa i lenei maliliega fa’afaigamalo, ae leai se leo o Satapuala i le mataupu atoa.” Ua fa’ailoa mai fo’i e i latou, “I so’o se taimi lava ua taumafai i latou e u’unaia lenei mataupu i le faigamalo a Samoa, ae ua latou fa’alala mai le latou aiaiga fa’apitoa lea ua mae’a fa’ataoto mo le afio’aga o Satapuala, peita’i, i lea lava aiaiga fa’ataoto, ua leai ma se mea e mafai ai e Satapuala ona ta’ua nei eleele o ni eleele o latou tua’a ma latou aiga ua mavae, ma o i latopu e ona nei ele’ele.” Na fa’ailoa e ali’i ma faipule o Satapuala, “E sili ona malamalama lelei ai lava Amerika i le matou mau lenei, aua o le taimi na taumafai mai ai le Malo o Amerika e sua le soso’oga o le Malae Va’alele olo’o i ai nei i Faleolo, na matou laina atu ai fo’i ma le mau lava lenei ma sa latou fa’ailoa ai, e moni lo matou agaga.” Peita’i, ua fa’alogoina e ali’i ma faipule o Satapuala ua toe fuafua le isi galuega tele lava i le afio’aga i nei eleele o lo’o avea fa’apea, ua fa’alogo atu, ua toetoe amata sua le eleele mo le fa’alauteleina o le falema’i fa’aitumalo i lea itu o le atunu’u.
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tetele o le aofai o faailoga tupe sa ofoina atu i soo se tauvaga e aofia ai tuuga paopao, tuuga va’a alo atoa ai ma tuuga Tulula, e pei ona i ai le $15,000 mo le tulaga muamua. O le maea ai o le saunoaga faafetai a le alii Minisita e fai ai o ia ma sui o le malo, na lagiina ai loa e le faili pu a leoleo sa latou viiga a’o tu’uina ifo i lalo le tagai o le malo o Samoa e malu o le malo, a’o molimauina fo’i e ta’ita’i o malo e lua fa’apea ai sui o malo valaaulia. O le aso ananafi na amata toe fo’i atu ai i o latou atunu’u ta’ita’i o atumotu o le Pasefika sa valaaulia i le aso fa’amanatuina o Samoa, e aofia ai fo’i ma au malaga uma a lo tatou atunu’u. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia email@example.com
➧ Silhouetted planet Venus a reminder of “our solar system’s size”…
“I’m still having fun. It’s an experience. It’s something we’ll talk about for the rest of our lives,” she said. Bo Tan, a 32-year-old software engineer took a half day off from work and went with his co-workers to the observatory. He admitted he wasn’t an astronomy buff but could not miss this opportunity. He pointed his eclipse glasses at the sun and steadied his Nikon camera behind it to snap pictures. “It makes you feel like a small speck in the universe,” he said. Clouds obscured the view in Tokyo, but students and other viewers under clearer skies in southern and western Japan were seen on TV using dark lenses to gaze at the sun. One child remarked that it looked as if the “sun had a mole on its face.” In India, where astrology is so popular it influences decisions from when to get married to who should run for office hundreds of enthusiasts from children to the elderly massed at New Delhi’s planetarium to see Venus cut a path across the Sun. “Celestial events, especially rare ones like this, generate a lot of public interest,” said Rathnasree Nandivada, director of the planetarium. During the last Venus transit in 2004, more than 10,000 people visited the planetarium. There was no disappointment, however, for those who watched the planetarium’s webcast of the celestial event from India’s Astronomical Observatory in the Himalayan region of Ladakh - the world’s highest observatory, at 14,800 feet (4,511 meters). The low oxygen and air pressure along with minimal cloud cover over the station provide optimal conditions for sky viewing, according to Raghu Kalra, one of several volunteers for the Amateur Astronomers Association who provided the webcast feed from Ladakh. In Mexico, at least 100 people lined up two hours early to view the event through telescopes or one of the 150 special viewing glasses on hand, officials said. Observation points were also set up at a dozen locations. Venus, which is extremely hot, is one of Earth’s two neighbors and is so close in size to our planet that scientists at times call them neartwins. During the transit, it will appear as a small dot. This will be the seventh transit visible since German astronomer Johannes Kepler first predicted the phenomenon in the 17th century. Because of the shape and speed of Venus’ orbit around the sun and its relationship to Earth’s annual trip, transits occur in pairs separated by more than a century. It’s nowhere near as dramatic and awe-inspiring as a total solar eclipse, which sweeps a shadow across the Earth, but there will be six more of those this decade. In Hawaii, hundreds of tourists and locals passed through an area of Waikiki Beach where the University of Hawaii set up eight telescopes and two large screens showing webcasts of the transit as seen from telescopes at volcanoes on other Hawaiian islands. But minutes after Venus crossed into the sun’s path, clouds rolled overhead and blocked the direct view. “It’s always the challenge of being in Hawaii - are you going to be able to see through the clouds,” said Greg Mansker, 49, of Pearl City, as he stood in line at a telescope. The intermittent clouds didn’t stop people from looking up through filters, but it did drive some to crowd the screens instead. Jenny Kim, 39, of Honolulu, said she told her 11-yearold son the planet’s crossing would be the only time he’d get to see the transit in person. “I don’t know what the future will be, so I think this will be good for him,” Kim said as she snapped photos of the webcast with her smartphone. Astronomers also hosted viewings at Pearl Harbor and Ko Olina. In Maui, 20 couples renewed their vows during a ceremony tied to the transit at the Hyatt Regency Maui, a spokeswoman said. Some observers at the University of Alaska, Anchorage gathered on a campus rooftop, peering at Venus through special filtered glasses and telescopes. “It’s not really spectacular when you’re looking at it,” Kellen Tyrrell, 13, said. “It’s just the fact that I’m here seeing it. It’s just so cool that I get to experience it.” NASA planned a watch party at its Goddard Visitor Center in Maryland with solar telescopes, “Hubblequality” images from its Solar Dynamics Observatory Mission and expert commentary and presentations. Most people don’t tend to gaze at the sun for long periods of time because it’s painful and people instinctively look away. But there’s the temptation to stare at it during sky shows like solar eclipses or transits of Venus. The eye has a lens and if you stare at the sun, it concentrates sunlight on the retina and can burn a hole through it. It’s similar to when you hold a magnifying glass under the blazing sun and light a piece of paper on fire. It can take several hours for people to notice problems with their eyes but, by that time, the damage is done and, in some cases, irreversible. During the 1970 solar eclipse visible from the eastern U.S., 145 burns of the retina were reported, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Experts from Hong Kong’s Space Museum and local astro-
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nomical groups were organizing a viewing Wednesday outside the museum’s building on the Kowloon waterfront overlooking the southern Chinese city’s famed Victoria Harbor. On the East Coast of the United States, amateur astronomer Vince Sempronio was at a viewing hosted by Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Md., but clouds there as in many other places - limited visibility of the spectacle. Many at the college viewing crowded around a laptop to watch the NASA webcast instead of the Venus move across the sun. “I was here at the same spot eight years ago when we had the last transit and I was able to show people, using my telescope then. So I’m not too disappointed,” Sempronio said. “If modern science and medicine helps, maybe I’ll be around in a hundred and five years to see the next one. But I’m not crossing my fingers.”
American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency
Request for comments on the American Samoa 2012 AS-EPA Nearshore Marine Water Quality Monitoring Plan
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) has developed the AS-EPA Nearshore Marine Water Quality Monitoring Plan that addresses the need to monitor for nonpoint source pollution in American Samoa. A main group of pollutants that cause water quality impairments in American Samoa are pathogen indicators, specifically enterococcus in coastal recreation waters. Two objectives of the ASEPA Nearshore Marine Water Quality Monitoring Plan are to determine whether nearshore marine water quality meets the American Samoa Water Quality Standards (ASWQS) for enterococci, and to inform the public when coastal recreation waters do not meet ASWQS for enterococci, as well as the potential risks associated with the polluted waters. The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency has created a file that contains the ASEPA Nearshore Marine Water Quality Monitoring Plan, a summary of historical bacteriological data of coastal recreation waters, the American Samoa Water Quality Standards, and the advisory format used to give notice to the public that the coastal recreation waters are not meeting or are not expected to meet applicable water quality standards for enterococci. These documents are available to the public at the ASEPA office in Utulei. ASEPA invites public comments concerning the monitoring and public notification program regarding: (1) the beach evaluation and classification process, including a list of waters to be monitored and beach ranking; (2) the sampling design and monitoring plan, including sampling location and sampling frequency; and (3) the public notification and risk communication plan, including methods to notify the public of a beach advisory. Comments must be submitted in writing within 30 days of the published date of this notice. Submit comments to the ASEPA office or by mail to ASEPA Water Program, P.O. Box PPA, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799. For more information, please contact Josephine Regis at 633-2304. Thank you,
Fanuatele Dr. T. F. Vaiaga’e, Director American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency
➧ Monarchy faces future…
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➧ Sa’o believes ifoga was enough in rape…
ever he made a mistake that will scar him for the rest of his life. As far as a recommendation for jail time, White noted that the minimum is five years with the maximum of 20, however he will not insult the court and ask for the minimum jail term. “I ask that the defendant be sentenced from eight to ten years” said White. He added that the reason behind this is because he met with the victim’s mother who asked for only two things — the defendant must not have any further contact with the victim and whatever is the sentence, it should be fashioned for a lengthy period so the victim can complete her education without any interference from the defendant.” “This case is extremely disturbing, extremely upsetting, extremely disappointing on a number of levels” said Deputy Attorney General Mitzie Jessop Folau. She noted the defendant is a teacher and the victim was a 13-year old student and the defendant is 13 years older than the victim. “The defendant was in a position of authority and he abused that authority as a teacher and took advantage of the victim who did not know better.” She added this was the victim’s first experience while just starting puberty and just beginning to feel the feelings that young girls get at that age. Folau said that as Samoans we believe that when we send our children to school, the teacher then becomes the parent. “We expect the teachers to treat our children as if it’s their own children. It’s extremely unfortunate that in this particular case that instead of Tone Pulou looking at this child as one of his daughters or as a younger sister, he looked at her as someone he took advantage of to have sexual intercourse with,” said Folau. She added that it’s extremely unfortunate on another level, because the victim’s parents are both teachers who are hurt because they trusted the defendant as a fellow teacher to honor their child and protect their child. Folau said she also spoke to the victim’s mother who did not wish to come to court, because she knew the matai (chiefs) would be present and she continues to live in her village and tends to family and village obligations. “Realistically, your Honors, the ifoga is not to help the victim in any particular case; however it is for keeping the peace within the families” said Folau. She added that the government believes that there is a need for some accountability at some level, that the ifoga just does not do that in this particular case, for this particular defendant and for this particular victim. Folau said that there no way the victim and her mother can come to court and tell the court how they really feel because they must obey and abide by what the Sa’o (Senior Chief) of their family has instructed them to do. She added that the victim and her family understand the ifoga has been accepted and they really do not have a choice, but to live with that decision. “Does that make things better for them? Obviously not, they now have a grandchild, who they love and they have a daughter in addition, who they now must continue to support and help graduate and go to college,” said Folau. The Deputy AG reiterated that the defendant should not have any further contact with the victim, noting that he would continue to manipulate the victim. “The mother wants her daughter to graduate and have a future and do something with her life,” said the Deputy AG. Folau touched on the ifoga again and told the court that it’s within their discretion whether or not to accept it. She added that from the senior chief’s testimony, the ifoga was accepted by the family however, “Was it accepted by the victim and her parents?”, Folau asked, adding that she “highly doubts it.” “This is not a property crime, where you can refill what has been taken, where you can make right what has been wronged, this is the case of a young girl who lost her virtue and has given birth to a son and in the fa’asamoa this is a huge stigma that she must carry around for the rest of her life,” she stated. Folau added that the government and the court must send a message that this is unacceptable, because this happens every day in the territory and for whatever reason, it can almost be part of our daily lives, which
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He said efforts by the queen to keep the monarchy in tune with contemporary Britain and her decision to prioritize the royal family’s work with charities and good causes have safeguarded the institution’s future. In a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams pointedly contrasted the queen’s “60 years of utterly demanding yet deeply joyful service” with the “ludicrous financial greed” and other ills of wider society. The decision to have only the core royals - the queen, Charles, Camilla, William, Kate and Harry - appear on the palace balcony, rather than the extended family, gave an image of a stripped-down monarchy for austere times. Philip’s illness, however, provided a note of sadness and uncertainty amid the celebration. The prince was said Tuesday to be doing well in a London hospital, but he will be 91 on Sunday and is increasingly frail. The queen, at 86, is already Britain’s longest-lived monarch. Only her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, reigned for longer. The queen’s popularity is unassailable, but opinion polls consistently show Britons would prefer William to succeed her, rather than his father Charles. That is considered unlikely, as is any early abdication by the queen. The 63-year-old Prince of Wales is a more divisive figure than his mother. While the queen’s political views are a mystery, Charles often makes his thoughts known. (Likes: organic farming. Dislikes: most modern architecture). But Bogdanor said Charles’ support for unexpected causes, including ethnic minorities, Islamic and Hindu religious communities and young unemployed people, would see him achieve the same adulation as the queen. “I think he will become as popular as the queen when he becomes king,” Bogdanor said. “The challenge will be exactly the same, of adapting the monarchy to modern times, and I think he will respond in the same way.”
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly a year after they joined the periodic table, two man-made elements have been officially named. What used to be element 114 is now flerovium, honoring the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Dubna, Russia, where it was created. Element 116 is now livermorium, for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., home of a scientific team that participated in its creation in Dubna. The chemical symbols are Fl and Lv. You won’t find these materials lying around. Once made, these atoms decay within seconds. Both names had been proposed last year by the scientists who made the materials by smashing atoms together. Final approval was announced Wednesday by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Livermorium & Flerovium join periodic table names
it shouldn’t be. She added that part of the fa’asamoa is based on our family values, which are loving and protecting our children. “The phrase that it takes a village to raise a child” initiated from here — because of how our fa’asamoa is, and this is not what our fa’asamoa is about — it’s about us protecting our children,” said Folau. The Deputy AG asked the court to sentence the defendant to the maximum allowable under the law and the government does not necessarily oppose a probated sentence, however the government believes that a lengthy detention is definitely warranted. The government also asked that the court order the defendant to reimburse the additional cost that the government had to spend on getting him back into the territory. She noted that it’s obvious that as soon as the victim reported what happened, Pulou fled the territory; however it was not the victim — it was the hospital who contacted the government that the victim was pregnant. Folau added the defendant had a job, he was expected at work, school was in session and he took off — “the government had to employ extraordinary measures to get the defendant back into the territory.” Richmond and Mamea took about a 15-minute recess. When they returned to the bench, they continued the matter to today, noting that the court has to conduct research before rendering sentencing in this matter. Pulou was initially charged by the government with rape, first degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child; however, in a plea deal with the government he pled guilty to rape while the government moved to dismiss the latter two charges. Pulou admitted in court he had an ongoing relationship with his student which led to the girl’s pregnancy. He admitted during the plea hearing last month that he had sexual intercourse with his female student between September 2009 and February 2010. The rape charge carries a sentence of five to 20 years in jail. The matter came to light when the female student and her mother went to see the OBGYN clinic at LBJ Medical Center only to find out she was pregnant, at which time Child Protective Services with the Department of Human Social Services was contacted. Pulou fled the territory to Australia last year when the government moved to file criminal charges. In October 2011, when Pulou visited relatives in Hawai’i, he was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents based on a warrant issued by the local District Court. Reach reporter at firstname.lastname@example.org
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A woman worker sorts used plastic bottles at a recycle center in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. World Environment Day is celebrated June 5 every year by the United Nations to stimu(AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade) late global awareness on environmental issues.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of historic U.S. post offices nationwide face uncertain futures as the U.S. Postal Service downsizes, so preservationists on Wednesday added these American institutions to the list of the country’s most endangered historic places. Post offices will join the list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places as a group for the first time. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is citing the bureaucratic process for disposing of thousands of post offices, saying developers and community groups interested in rehabilitating the historic buildings end up walking away when they don’t get timely or clear answers from the Postal Service. The group also said New York’s Ellis Island hospital complex is threatened, even though it’s a popular historic destination, because the facility where thousands of immigrants received medical treatment upon their arrival has been left open to the elements. Princeton Battlefield, which turned the tide of the American Revolution in New Jersey, also is facing imminent danger from housing development that would change the landscape, preservationists said. The nation’s post offices, though, represent the largest number of sites that could be lost in towns and cities both large and small. Preservationists began getting calls more than a year ago about individual post offices, so they want to work with the Postal Service to help foster a process for adapting and reusing the historic buildings, said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “This isn’t about taking on the post office,” she said. “Of course we don’t quibble with the post office having to do what they have to do to manage their business, but we do want to make sure there’s a thoughtful process in place for managing the historic resources.” One developer in Geneva, Ill., walked away from negotiations with the Postal Service after months of work, citing a lack of clear answers from the agency. Another large group of sites being added to the endangered list includes the courthouses of Texas, with support from former first lady Laura Bush. The state’s courthouses were first listed in 1998, but at least 70 of them still need critical repairs. Most are still in use. Other sites are facing more imminent threats. President Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch in North Dakota’s Badlands, which inspired his views on conservation, is facing development of a road and bridge project that
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would “mar” the landscape and “stain Roosevelt’s legacy of conservation,” the group said. Three sites from black history also are being added to the list: Joe Frazier’s gym in Philadelphia, the boyhood home of Malcolm X in Boston and Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn Historic District, where Martin Luther King Jr. was born and later preached. This is the second time that Sweet Auburn has been among the most endangered sites. It was first listed in 1992 when the area around King’s birth home was at risk. Since then, much of the area has been revitalized, but much of the commercial corridor remains vacant and could be wiped out by new development, said Mtamanika Youngblood, president of the neighborhood’s Sustainable Neighborhood Development Strategies Inc. “We fear that if we lose any more ... we will lose the essence of Sweet Auburn,” she said, noting that the historic Atlanta Daily World Building and Atlanta Life Insurance Buildings stand vacant, along with the original Southern Christian Leadership Conference Building and others. In practical terms, the area could also lose its historic district status if its commercial corridor disappears, she said. “If this place is important enough for people to come halfway around the world to visit ... there should be some civic will,” Youngblood said. Federal and local officials do hope a coming $94 million streetcar project linking the Auburn Avenue district with downtown and the tourist hot spots near Centennial Park will attract businesses to a long-depressed economic area. Diverse communities are often underrepresented in the preservation of cultural resources. Only 3 percent of the sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places represent diverse communities, Meeks said. Additional sites being added to this year’s list: ➤ Bridges of Yosemite Valley, Calif. A National Park Service plan would leave three historic Rustic Style bridges in danger of removal. ➤ Terminal Island at the Port of Los Angeles. This major shipbuilding center where America’s tuna-canning industry was born and 3,000 Japanese Americans were held is threatened by longterm vacancy of its historic buildings. ➤ Village of Zoar, Ohio. This 195-year-old village was founded by religious separatists fleeing Germany but is threatened by the potential removal of a levee that could lead to massive flooding or require demolition of much of the town.
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and CELEBRATE GRADUATION
Kanana Fou High School
of the Mighty Class of 2012
Kanana Fou High School: “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”
(ExCERPTS) “I feel a sense of joy, sadness, excitement and most of all pride. Four years ago, I started a new chapter in life. This quote appeals to my vision so much. “The more that you read, the more you will learn. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” This was said by the most important writer in my childhood. You all guessed correctly, Dr. Seuss. This journey was an exciting journey and one that I never would of thought possible. I started in a new world with new people. But as I stand here today, I realize that this is now my world, with my friends. We started this journey together and have shared moments that have shaped who we are today and those moments will never be forgotten. I am proud to stand here today and be around such a great group of classmates of friends. We have cried together, laughed together, gotten in trouble together. Parents are not the people that you come from, they are the people who you want to be when you grow up. Where would I be without you two? You have been my solid rock since I was born. You have always believed in me even when I failed to believe in myself. To my father, who I strive my hardest for, I seek relief needed in the subject you majored in but I tried my best to place first in that class just for you. You have helped be strong and independent, but most of all you have pushed me hard to use my talent before the Lord. Happy early Father’s Day dad. I have had so many mothers in high school, you would be surprised. To my other mother, Salamasina Ripley, I wish you were here to see both of our accomplishments, Eugenie and I. There is one woman who stands above all mothers, my own mother who I love the most. I wanted her to dye her
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By Jeff Hayner Samoa News Reporter
Valedictorian Destinee Va’alotuaigata Ulagi Afalava.
The Kanana Fou High School — home of the Stallions— held their Commencement Exercises last Friday, June 1, in the Ua Taunu’u Chapel on Kanana Fou Theological Seminary grounds, with 58 graduating Seniors of the Class of 2012 receiving their high school diplomas. Their chosen theme was “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” This year’s Kanana Fou Valedictorian was Destinee Va’alotuaigata Ulagi Afalava, with Tu’iemanu Eugenie Ripley accepting Salutatorian honors. Special Remarks were given by Lt. Gov. Faoa A. Sunia in Samoan. The Commencement Address was offered by Reverend Fa’afouina Sitagata of Kanana Fou High School, who spoke words of encouragement to the Class of 2012. “…I thank you for this golden opportunity. It is truly an honor to be standing up here today celebrating this special day with you,” said Rev. Sitagata. “…Because today marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new chapter in your lives. Graduation day, it is a day of celebration. Celebrate all of your accomplishments and your success. It is also a day of reflection, of the four years of hard work you put in. “The sleepless and endless nights of, chatting with your friends on Facebook...the relationships that you developed with one another...the arguments you had with one another... the best performers on island for the Speech Festival. The highlight of your four years, believe it or not, is that you have a football team. Even though we never made it to the playoffs and only won three games in the past three years, to me I think we were all victorious. “Now that you accomplished a lot in the last four years... you gained knowledge and wisdom, where do you go from here? “I will be straightforward with you Seniors and I will tell it like it is, whether you like it or not. Seniors, from this day forward, it is not going to be easy for you. I am not trying to discourage you right now, but encourage you, so that you can expect it and be well prepared for it. Winston Churchill stated, ‘Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm’. To me that means, being passionate about your goals and your dreams no matter how many times you fall short. “Overcoming fears leads to rare opportunities— and being passionate in what you believe in can turn those rare opportunities into success stories and into successful futures” he told the graduating class.
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Salutatorian Tu’ieamnu Eugenie Ripley.
Kanana Fou High School Male Student Athlete of the Year: [photo: TG] Stallion “Assassin” Fa’afouina Sitagata
++ *** = Valedictorian • + *** = Salutatorian *** = National Honor Society • ** = Honor Society • * = Honor Student
KFHS Class of 2012
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 Agaletaua Michaela F. Autele * Albert Paletasara Tuaua * Alice Malele *** Alisia Tapeni Ameperosa Alofa’aga Palepua Alofao’o Bernice Tovale Alumamalu Jr. Calvin Filoiali’i * Amelia Junko Delana Andrea Fa’aleiua Areta Allysa Ashley Ve’e * Arona Aliipuupuu Tovia Avasa Vaoita Alesana * Brenda Fa’afua Foleni *** Bruce Kolia Vine Charley Polu Dayton Tuigago Ali’ilua Destinee Va’alotuaigata Ulagi Afalava ++*** Dora Matanofo Pulu ** Elisapeta Lanutausala Tafaovale * Ernest Sam Puletasi *** Fa’afouina Sitagata * Fa’alua Nancy Poasa * Genevieve Wenti Ifopo * Ioane Peniala Ioane * James Taito Jeremiah Chester Junior Manaea * John Fitisemanu John Muese Joseph Jacob Fata Fruean *** Joshua Miracle Esau Keilani Simati * Lauoletema L. Simanu Lipine Tu’ugasoli * Lornalisa Pasami Pen Sagapolutele * Mack Nicholas Key Manase Ta’inamu * Maninoa Arizona Logovi’i * Marcus Leulua’i *** Paepaeuli Andrea Kolopa Tuiasosopo Pesaleli Rex Seanoa Pua Jay Aliki Ralph ILasa Vagana Rummy Ronnie Vai * Salavatia Fa’avae Samuel Andrew Scanlan *** Sarachael Manase Tomanogi Semurana Ionatana Leaumoana Senira Catherine Tuilagi * So’oaso Lefotu Tautala Gertrude Seti *** Toni-Marie Hollister ** Trixie Lynnette Virginia Mavaega *** Tuafale Fay Emosi * Tu’iemanu Eugenie Ripley +*** Tyra Alofia Po’a * Uperesa Palaie Gaoteote Vaiema Va’imaila Ale *** Valasi Merina Tea
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Kanana Fou High School Class of 2012 Female Student Athlete of the Year: Stallion Elisapeta Tafaovale. [photo: TG]
➧ ValedicTorian SpeecH…
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hair purple, or at least a neon color so I could spot her. But when you share such a strong bond with your mother, you will know exactly where she is... somewhere in the crowd. This one is for you as well. You taught me how to take responsibility for myself and always look forward. You are a strong, beautiful woman that I love and admire. I love you mom. To my family, I could not have been blessed with a more diverse, talented, musical and very creative family. Thank you for the support, for always helping me see in the right direction. To my graduating class, oh my dear graduating class. Albert Einstein once said, ‘It is not that I am so smart, it is just that I stay with problems longer’. This quote is about overcoming and never giving up. Though we may all go our separate ways and begin new chapters in our lives, we must never give in. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. We must all be willing to give our best. Times will get hard and we will make mistakes, but how we overcome and how we respond will decide who we are. Another great poet Bob Marley said, ‘The stone that the builder refuses, will always be the head cornerstone’. Each and everyone of us, has the potential to succeed and fulfill our dreams, all we have to do is believe. Stallions are known for their strength and free spirit. We as Stallions will show the world our strength and free spirit. To the Stallion class of 2012, we have completed this journey and we will begin another and that Stallion, let’s ride. May God bless you. Thank you.
CAREER ONE STOP CENTER
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JOB FAIR 2012
Hereby invites the public to join us in our first annual job fair. Bring your resume & any supporting documents. Pre-Registration is required by Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:00 P.M. due to limited seating. Seating will be arranged on a first come first serve basis. Pre-Registration Details: • Must register personally at the One Stop Career Center in Tafuna with a picture I.D. • Must be an A.S. Resident (National or U.S. Citizen) • Must Have a resume printed JOB FAIR INFORMATION • Date: Saturday, June 9, 2012 • Time: Doors will open at 7:30 A.M. • Venue: Career One Stop Center - Tafuna, AS C.O.S.C Information: Business Hours: Monday–Friday • 7:30A.M. – 4:00P .M Phone Number: (684)-699-5008 Email: email@example.com Thank you for your cooperation, for more information call 699-5008
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The Confirmation and Acceptance of the graduates was formally done by the director designee of the Department of Education Dr. Jacinta Galea’i, while diplomas were handed out by Reverend Elder Fa’aeteete Saifoloi, Principal of Kanana Fou Mrs. Sinaitaaga Gaoteote-Tufele, Lt. Governor Faoa A. Sunia and Dr. Galea’i. AWARdS Valedictorian Award: Destinee Va’alotuaigata Ulagi Afalava Salutatorian Award: Tu’iemanu Eugenie Ripley Presidential Award: Destinee Afalava Scholastic Award: Tu’iemanu Ripley Leadership Award: Tautala Gertrude Seti Cultural Award: Lipine Tu’ugasoli Citizenship Award: Paepaeuli Andrea Kolopa Tuiasosopo Male Athlete Award: Fa’afouina Sitagata Female Athlete Award: Lanutausala Tafaovale Most Improved: Semurana Ionatana Leaumoana Ta’ita’itama Youth in Action Leadership Council Award: Destinee Afalava Gear Up Am. Samoa Scholarship Award: Destinee Afalava Rotary Club Award: Arona Aliipuupuu Tovia Florence Saulo & Associates Scholarship Award: Destinee Afalava, Ernest Puletasi, Toni-Marie Hollister, Tu’iemanu Ripley Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Award: Alice Malele, Brenda Fa’afua Foleni, Destinee Afalava, Ernest Puletasi, Joseph Jacob Fata Fruean, Marcus Leulua’i, Samuel Andrew Scanlan, Tu’iemanu Ripley, Vaiema Va’imaila Ale ASG Scholarship Award: Alice Malele, Brenda Fa’afua Foleni, Destinee Afalava, Ernest Puletasi, Joseph Jacob Fata Fruean, Marcus Leulua’i, Samuel Scanlan, Tautala Seti, Trixie Lynnette Virginia Mavaega, Tu’iemanu Ripley, Vaiema Va’imaila Ale Teacher of the Year Award: Peina Vara-DH Science
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Annual Schedule of Course Offering
SUMMER SEMESTER 2012
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AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCE
1 AGR 100-I 01 Practical Job Experience 2 AGR 100-II02 Practical Job Experience
08:00 - 09:20 1 210 IFAASAVALU 1 SAM 111 01 Intro to the Samoan Language 08:00 - 09:20 3 7 2 SAM 111 02 Intro to the Samoan Language 09:30 - 10:50 3 7 08:00 - 09:20 1 208 PMCFALL
09:30 - 10:50 08:00 - 12:20 08:00 - 09:20 08:00 - 09:20 3 3 3 3 30 B8 29 8 KTUIASOSOPO RMEREDITH EZODIACAL TTAGO
STUDIES OF SAMOA & THE PACIFIC
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ARTS & HUMANITIES
1 2 3 4 MUS 160 ART 299 PHIL 150 REL 150 01 01 01 01 Music Literature Advanced Art Studies & Projects Intro to Philosophy World Religion
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1 2 3 4 5 6 ENG 70 ENG 71 ENG 80 ENG 81 ENG 90 ENG 91 01 01 01 01 01 01 Beginning Reading Beginning Writing Intermediate Reading Intermediate Writing Advanced Reading Advanced Writing 08:00 - 09:20 12:30 - 01:50 08:00 - 09:20 12:30 - 01:50 CLOSED 11:00 - 12:20 3 3 3 3 3 3 26 26 27 27 26 27 JBRUCHMAN GBETHAM LACHICA LACHICA GBETHAM JBRUCHMAN LTEMESE STAFF MTAAMU MTAAMU SMATAI SMATAI
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1 HIS 170 01 World Civilization I 2 HIS 171 01 World Civilization II 08:00 - 09:20 3 9 11:00 - 12:20 3 9 11:00 - 12:20 CLOSED CLOSED 08:00 - 09:20
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ASTEP 2ND SESSION (7/2 - 8/3/12)
15 Art History I 02:00 - 03:50 15 Intro to Elementary Curriculum & Instruction 02:00 - 03:50 3 ED 240 15 Instructional Technologies 10:00 - 12:20 4 ED 280 15 Intro to Bilingual Education 08:00 - 09:50 5 ED 285 15 Teaching Samoan Language & Culture 10:00 - 11:50 6 ED 285P 15 Teaching Samoan Language & Culture Practicum 12:00 - 01:50 7 ENG 150 15 Intro to Literature 08:00 - 09:50 8 ENG 151 15 Freshman Composition 10:00 - 11:50 9 HIS 151 15 American History II 02:00 - 03:50 10 HIS 171 15 World Civilization II 08:00 - 09:50 11 MAT 151 15 Intermediate Algebra 02:00 - 03:20 12 MAT 280 15 Calculus I 10:00 - 12:50 13 PHSCI 150 15 Physical Science 01:00 - 02:50 14 PHSCI 150L 15 Physical Science Lab 03:00 - 04:50 15 PSY 250 15 Human Development 12:00 - 02:20 16 SAM 154 15 Intro to Samoan Literature 02:00 - 03:50 17 SAM 261 15 Samoan Oratory 10:00 - 11:50 1 ART 150 2 ED 157 3 3 4 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 1 4 3 3 B8 TED1 10 TED1 TED2 SS 18 18 18 19 9 23 A1 A1 19 29 29 HRIPLEY RPARK SLEOMITI LPURCELL FLAUILEFUE FLAUILEFUE LLIM LLIM FAUTELE AMOANA VVARGHESE VVARGHESE RDEWEES RDEWEES RPATO TMCHEUNG TCAUSAGE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 BIO 150 BIO 150L BIO 180 BIO 180L BIO 255 BIO 255L PHSCI 150 PHSCI 150L 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 Intro to Biological Science Intro to Biological Science Lab Biology I Biology I Lab Microbiology Microbiology Lab Physical Science Physical Science Lab 09:30 - 10:50 11:00 - 12:20 12:30 - 01:50 02:00 - 03:20 08:00 - 09:20 09:30 - 10:50 12:30 - 01:50 02:00 - 03:20 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 A30 A30 A17 A17 A17 A17 A45 A45 RDEWEES RDEWEES DCHANG DCHANG DCHANG DCHANG CTUIONOULA CTUIONOULA
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DOE Teachers are encouraged to come out and register for 2ndASTEP Session. Session commences July 2 – August 3, 2012.
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Pacific Island news in Brief
Peter Siofele ‘Aho, graduated from Peninsula High School, in San Bruno California on May 31, 2012 — and was named the highest academic achiever in the school. Peter was honored as the only student in the school to maintain a 4.0 Grade Point Average upon graduation, and was awarded a scholarship to the college of San Mateo, in California. Peter is the grandson of the late Faumuina Papu Joseph Siofele, and his very proud grandmother Leaupepe Malu Marie Siofele. His parents are Pita ‘Aho, and the late Leila Siofele. Peter is pictured here with his grandmother Leaupepe. The Siofele Family is very proud of Peter’s achievements and would like to share and celebrate this honor with our Samoan heritage and country. May our people continue to make a stand all across the globe and show the world who we are! Glory be to [courtesy photo] thy name Lord Jesus!
SPC SAyS dIABETES ON RISE IN PACIfIC, HIGHEST IN A. SAMOA A diabetes advisor at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community says the prevalence of diabetes in the region and deaths as a result of the disease are rising. An advisor for non-communicable diseases at the SPC, Jeanie McKenzie says the prevalence of diabetes is the highest in American Samoa where more than half of men and 43 percent of women are affected by the disease. In Fiji, the rate of diabetes-related amputations has almost doubled over the last five years. McKenzie says diabetes is on an increasing trend, with the highest death rates in the Marshall Islands, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau. “Three hundred and sixty-three — this is per 100,000 population and they’re 25 years and over. That’s for the Marshall Islands. So if you compare the Marshalls with Fiji, who had 265 deaths and Federated States of Micronesia, 170. That will be a record of what the death rate is for a one year period.” CHANGES IN LANd LAWS WELCOMEd By TONGA Ex-PATS The recommendations of a four-year long investigation into Tonga’s land laws have received a warm reception in New Zealand’s large expatriate community. Under the current law Tongans who move overseas lose their rights to hold land. However, the Royal Land Commission has now recommended expatriates be allowed to retain their land rights. The head of the Tongan Advisory Council in New Zealand, Melino Maka, says the recommendation recognizes the contribution of over half of the Tongan population who live overseas
and contribute to the Tongan economy by paying remittances. “It’s very important in terms of our own connection to Tonga because it’s all tied to the land. It’s not so much from a monetary point of view, to us it’s more than any monetary value, the land belongs to family and we think it’s very important to recognize that.” Melino Maka says he hopes the government will accept the commission’s recommendations and pass them into law. SMuGGLER ARRESTEd IN TAHITI French Polynesian radio says a local traveling from Rapa Nui in Chile was arrested more than a month ago for smuggling methamphetamine. The radio says he was caught on arrival in possession of almost half a kilogram of the banned drug. It says it has an estimated street value of almost 400,000 US dollars. SAMOA ANd u.S. SIGN SHIPRIdER AGREEMENT The US Ambassador to Samoa, David Huebner, and the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, have signed a bilateral Shiprider Agreement. The move enables Samoa’s law enforcement officials to help enforce regulations governing fisheries and other maritime laws on US Coast Guards ships. The agreement was signed on the second day of celebrations of Samoa’s independence golden jubilee. The US Ambassador says the deal will also advance Samoa’s economic and security interests as well as deepen the cooperation between the US and Samoa. The agreement applies to uniformed members of the U.S. Coast Guard and members of the Samoan Ministry of Police and Prison, as well as authorized officers of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (Source: Radio New Zealand International)
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Tu’uAIA SE LEOLEO I LE AvE TA’AvALE ‘ONA O se tasi o tuutuuga ua tatala ai i tua mai le toese se alii leoleo, o le faasa lea ona ia toe faafoea se taavale, sei vagana ua faamaonia o lo o i ai sana laisene ave taavale sa tuuina atu e le Ofisa o Taavale Afi a le malo i Tafuna. O le faaiuga o le vaiaso na se’i mavae atu, na taofia ai e leoleo ia le ali’i leoleo o Fatu Enari, i Nu’uuli, ina ua masalomia o lo o ia faafoeina le taavale a’o ‘ona. O lo o ua molia nei Enari i le moliaga o le ave ta’avale ‘ona atoa ai ma le ave taavale e leai se laisene, ma o le taeao o le aso Gafua na tula’i ai o ia i luma o le ali’i fa’amasino o John L. Ward II. Na te’ena e Enari tu’ua’iga ua faia fa’asaga ia te ia, ma o le fa’ai’uga o lenei masina ua fuafua e toe fa’ataunu’u ai leisi ona iloiloga. Na talia e le faamasinoga se talosaga tuu faatasi a loia ina ia tatala Enari e aunoa ma se tupe taofia, i lalo o tuutuuga e ao ona usitai i ai. fOLASA GALEA’I Na avea le sese o faamaumauga a le malo ma itu na talia ai e le Faamasinoga Faaitumalo se talosaga ina ia faaitiitia le tupe taofia mo Folasa Galea’i, mai i le $100,000 sa i ai, i le $50,000 ua i ai nei. Na fa’aalia e le loia a le malo, o Cable Poag i le vaiaso ua te’a e fa’apea, “O le mamafa sa’o o le pauta e sili laititi atu lava ma le tasi le pauna”. Ma na ta’ua e Poag, e na te le malamalama pe na fa’apefea ona tula’i mai lea sese, ae ina ua fesiligia o ia e le alii faamasino o John Ward II pe fia la le mamafa o mariuana, na tali le alii loia, “ou te le iloa pe na fua e leoleo mariuana sa maua pe leai.” O faamaumauga nei na mapuna a’e ina ua faatulaga le aso e faia ai le ulua’i iloiloga a Galea’i i lenei mataupu, ma ua faatulaga ai le aoauli o le aso e faataunuuina ai lea iloiloga. Na faailoa e Ward II ia Galea’i, o lana uluai iloiloga e le o se faamasinoga, ae na o se iloiloga lava e iloilo ma faafofoga ai le faamasinoga i molimau a le malo, pe lava mau e lagolago ai sa soli se tulafono, ae pe o ia foi lea o loo tuuaia i le soliina o le tulafono. “Afai ae faamaonia e le faamasinoga maua a le malo, ona tuu atu loa lea o lau mataupu i le faamasinoga maualuga e faataunuu ai sau faamasinoga autu, poo le faia foi lea o sa outou maliliega ma le malo e faaiu ai lenei mataupu,” o le faamatalaga lea a Ward II ia Galea’i. O Galea’i, 19 tausaga le matua o loo tuuaia i moliaga mamafa e lua, o lona umia faasolitulafono lea mariuana ma le pauta o le aisa ma le faamoemoe e tulei ma faatau atu i isi tagata. O moliaga faasaga ia Galea’i na afua mai ina ua alu atu e piki mai se meli a lona uncle i le aso 25 Me i le falemai i Fagatogo, ae taofia ai o ia ina ua masalomia e alii Ofisa o le Tiute apa tamato sa i totonu o le pusa na aumai i le meli, i le mama lea e le tutusa ma le mamafa o ituaiga apa tamato moni
o loo i ai. Ina ua tatala e alii Ofisa o le Tiute apa tamato e 8 sa i totonu o le pusa lea na faafefiloi mai ma chips ma keke, sa mau i ai afiafi mariuana ma aisa e tai 12. AARON WISdOM O le aso 5 Novema lea ua faatulaga e faataunuuina ai le faamasinoga autu o le alii lea o loo tuuaia i lona umia faasolitulafono o mariuana, ina ua maua e alii Ofisa o le Tiute ni vaega o mariuana o loo aumai faanana i totonu o fagu siamu sa i totonu o le container na aumai i lalo o le igoa o le ua molia. I le toe valaauina ai o lenei mataupu i le taeao ananafi na faailoa ai e le loia a le alii o Aaron Wisdom i le faamasinoga maualuga e faapea, o loo latou galulue pea ma le malo i le mataupu e uiga i mau faamaonia faasaga i lenei mataupu, peitai o le taimi nei ua manao Wisdom e faatulaga sana faamasinoga autu. O le moliaga faasaga ia Wisdom na afua mai ina ua siaki e sui o le Ofisa o Tiute lana container sa aumai mai fafo i le masina o Ianuari o le tausaga nei, ae maua ai vaega o mariuana sa aumai faanana i totonu o fagu siamu. O loo faapea foi ona tuuaia lenei alii i isi moliaga e aofia ai le umia o se fana e le’i lesitalaina, atoa ai ma lona umia faasolitulafono o ni pulufana. Ina ua alia’e mai lenei mataupu i le masina o Ianuari, na faila ai loa e le malo moliaga faasaga ia Wisdom peitai na solofua e le faamasinoga faaitumalo, ina ua le mafai e le malo ona faamaonia i le faamasinoga, o Wisdom o loo tuuaia i lona umia faasolitulafono o fualaau faasaina, fana ma pulufana, ma toe faila ai loa e le malo lenei mataupu i le masina o Fepuari, ma faaauau mai ai lava se ia oo mai i le aso ananafi. TAvITA TuISALO’O O le aso 22 Iuni lea ua fa’amoemoe itu e lua e fofogaina ai i luma o le fa’amasinoga maualuga se maliliega ua uma ona latou sainia ma le alii o Tavita Tuisalo’o, ma fa’amuta ai loa lenei mataupu. O le vaiaso nei na faatulaga e fofogaina ai le maliliega a le ua molia ma le malo i luma o le faamasinoga, peitai o nai suiga laiti na mafua ai ona toe faaauau i le aso e pei ona taua. O Tuisalo’o lea na osofaia e leoleo lona fale ma maua i ai vaega o fualaau faasaina, sa faamoemoe e faia i le masina lenei lana faamasinoga autu, peitai na toe suia le mafaufau o lenei alii ma ia taliaina ai loa le ofa sa tuu atu i ai e le malo. O loo tuuaia o ia i le moliaga o le umia faasolitulafono o vaega o fualaau faasaina o le mariuana, e afua mai ina ua maua e leoleo i le latou osofaiga se laau mariuana o loo ola i tafatafa o lona fale. Sa faapea foi ona maua i lea osofaiga se pulufana ma mea e faaaoga i fualaau faasaina. O loo tumau pea poloaiga o loo tatala ai le ua molia i tua e faatali ai le aso lea ua toe tolopo i ai lana mataupu.
NEW YORK (AP) -- There won’t be any more candy, sugary cereal or fast food on TV with the morning cartoons. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday became the first major media company to ban ads for junk food on its television channels, radio stations and websites, hoping to stop kids from eating badly by taking the temptation away. First Lady Michelle Obama called it a “game changer” that is sure to send a message to the rest of the children’s entertainment industry. “Just a few years ago if you had told me or any other mom or dad in America that our kids wouldn’t see a single ad for junk food while they watched their favorite cartoons on a major TV network, we wouldn’t have believed you,” said Obama, who heads a campaign to curb child obesity. The food that doesn’t meet Disney’s nutritional standards goes beyond candy bars and fast-food meals. Capri Sun juice (too much sugar) and Oscar Mayer Lunchables (high sodium) won’t be advertised. Any cereal with 10 grams or more of sugar per serving is also off the air. A full meal can’t be more than 600 calories. Disney’s rules - which won’t take effect until 2015 - follow a proposal by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to take supersized drinks over 16 ounces out of convenience stores, movie theaters and restaurants, removing choices to try to influence behavior. Getting rid of junk food ads will make it easier to keep the family on a healthy diet, said Nadine Haskell, a mother of two sons, 8 and 11. “If they see a commercial on TV, then the next time we go to the grocery store they’ll see it and say they want to try it,” said Haskell, of Columbus, Ohio. Disney declined to say how much revenue it stands to lose from banning unhealthy food. CEO Bob Iger said there might be a shortterm reduction in advertising revenue, but he hopes that advertisers will eventually adjust and create products that meet the standards. The ban would apply to TV channels such as Disney XD, children’s programming in the Saturday-morning block aired on Disneyowned ABC stations, Radio Disney and Disney-owned websites aimed at families with young children. The company’s Disney Channel has sponsorships, but does not run ads. Aviva Must, chairwoman of the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts School of Medicine, said Disney could succeed where the government has made little progress. “There seems to be limited taste for government regulation,” said Must, who has studied childhood obesity for decades. “So I think a large company like Disney taking a stand and putting in a policy with teeth is a good step.” Even though many fast-food chains and food companies are rolling out healthier options like apples and salads, Disney said it still could deny the companies’ ads. Leslie Goodman, Disney’s senior vice president of corporate citizenship, said Disney will consider a company’s broader offerings when deciding whether to approve ads. “It’s not just about reformulating a meal for a single advertising opportunity,” Goodman said. The company will need to show that it offers a range of healthy options, she said. Disney said there are ads now running on Disney channels that would not meet the new standards. Two Kraft products won’t make the cut: Oscar Mayer Lunchables, some of which have 28 percent of the recommended daily sodium intake, and Capri Sun, which has just 60 calories per serving but has added sweeteners. Disney declined to name other companies’ offerings, but said most sugary cereals won’t be allowed. Kraft said it welcomed Disney’s decision, noting that it advertises very few brands to children under age 12. Margo Wootan, nutrition policy director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said that while some snack foods of limited nutritional value may still be advertised, the worst of the junk foods will be eliminated under the new policy. “Disney’s announcement really puts a lot of pressure on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network and other media to do the same,” she added. A spokesman for Nickelodeon declined to comment. Disney launched internal nutrition guidelines in 2006, with the goal of making 85 percent of its consumer food and drink products healthy. The remaining 15 percent was reserved for special treats, such as cakes for birthday celebrations. The company also stopped using toys in kid’s meals to advertise its movies. Disney on Tuesday also introduced its “Mickey Check” seal of approval for nutritious foods sold in stores, online and at its parks and resorts. “The emotional connection kids have to our characters and stories gives us a unique opportunity to continue to inspire and encourage them to lead healthier lives,” Iger said. The Better Business Bureau and 16 major food companies, including Coca-Cola Co., Burger King Worldwide Holdings Inc. and Mars Inc. have also pledged to ensure by 2014 that ads aimed at children are devoted only to better-for-you foods. McDonald’s, which is part of the initiative, said in a statement Tuesday that it will continue a dialogue with Disney about its new guidelines.
Disney’s new diet for kids: no more junk food ads…
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