Event: S.I.S. CONFERENCE - SHINE 2015
Dates: California (August 6th-7th), Hawaii (August 13th-14th), American Samoa (August 20th-21st)
Description: SIS Tour is about to kick off in 10 days. What we sow we reap so here's an opportunity to sow into YOU, Invest in YOU & watch the Benefits and Residuals Be manifested in YOU! God wants to speak to you concerning some things but mostly LOVE on you with the sisterhood smile emoticon Register at www.sisconference.org ! You will be blessed !
University of Main at Fort Kent: List of BSN students who received their nursing pins includes Aolele Asafo-Ta'afua from Pago Pago, American Samoa. »Click here to read more...
Washington, D.C. - Friday, Earlier this week, the House Committee on Small Business (HCSB) held a hearing titled, Taking Flight: Small Business Utilization of Unmanned Aircraft, to examine how small businesses will use unmanned aircraft for commercial activities in the United States.We must do everything we can to assist our American small businesses, including examining how these new technologies will enable them to grow and expand their operations. Due to the unique nature of this technology and the issues it raises in regards to public safety and privacy, it is our duty on this committee to make sure that we open the skies to our small businesses, but we must also take into account the unforeseen consequences that will arise,.Currently, commercial operations of unmanned aircraft are very limited; however, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working towards safely integrating them into the national airspace system. Earlier this year, the FAA issued a proposed rule to permit small unmanned aircraft (those weighing 55 pounds or less) to operate for non-hobby, non-recreational purposes.During the hearing, I questioned Mike Gilkey, CEO and Director of Flight Operations, 3D Aerial Solutions, regarding the challenges that companies like his face when dealing with the patchwork of rules and regulations that exist from state to state.As you may know, the FAA expects that once the regulation is finalized, small businesses will conduct the majority of commercial operations. There are numerous potential benefits for those small businesses who will utilize this technology, including a smaller carbon footprint and reduced operating costs to name just a few. Once again, the United States has the opportunity to revolutionize the way many industries do business and we must make sure that we maintain that advantage by coming up with uniform regulations that allow for open use, while maintaining public safety. Congresswoman Aumua Amata, Friday, July 17, 2015
Congresswoman Aumua Amata and Assistant Secretary Esther Kia'aina
October 17, 2015: Just wanted to give a shout out to Audreena Sualevai a graduate of Samoana High School and family ties the village of Sili, Manu'a for becoming Wentworth Military Academy Homecoming Queen 2015. She is the daughter of Saulelia Wilson-Sualevai of Pago Pago and Auega Taulaga Sualevai of Sili, Manu'a. She is also an honor student with a 3.9 average and all star volleyball captain for the Red Dragon. She will be commissioning upon graduating next year in the US Army. Malo faaeaea ma le tauivi "Audreena". (Ringo Wilson)
January 1, 2015: Talofa to all Manuatele. I am in search of my family ancestry. I am a daughter of the late Tu'uao Siaosi; he also goes by the name Tuimoloau. I know my dad hails from the village of Sili, Manu'a. I have sketchy information about my Dads family background, however I know a few names from my Dads side like my Uncle Fetui Malelega, and Aunty Mauiu Scanlan. So, if anyone has any idea of my family background, any help would be appreciated. (Tufa Montgomery - Lincoln, Alabama)
January 27, 2014: Talofa to all my people of Manu'atele... It is a blessing to see so many people, especially the young, searching their ROOTS. God Bless Manu'atele as well as our brothers and sisters from Tutuila, Aunu'u, Savai'i and Upolu. My family name is LEASAU (Igoa Sau Mai Tu'i Manu'a)... I'm also showing respect to other "Royal" names such as.. NUA, MOLIGA, and LEFITI. My Grandpa is a LEASAU from Ta'u, and my Grandma is a MUASAU from Ofu... My bloodline is 100% Manu'atele. I was born and raised in California. I'm interested in my Samoan history and family tree. God Bless the humble Manu'a. (Josh Tuito'elau Leasau)
"It is essential that we help foster growth in the app industry," said Amata. "It has been noted that by 2017, the app industry will potentially be worth $151 billion. This unprecedented growth is a boon to our economy, which relies upon the success of our entrepreneurs and small businesses," continued Amata.
"American Samoa: The marriage situation is in flux on this South Pacific island of 55,000 people. Unlike the territories and commonwealths above, residents of American Samoa are not American citizens but American nationals, so the constitutional rights guaranteed to all citizens may not apply here. A lawsuit to determine whether American Samoans are actually U.S. citizens is currently wending its way through a D.C. Circuit Court."
"Researchers from Stanford University working in American Samoa have found that corals exposed to naturally hot water are primed to use the genes that grant them heat resistance - and that they have a diverse, interacting set of them. We don't know yet whether the coral genes at work on the Great Barrier Reef are the same as those in American Samoa, but the Stanford team is keen to find this out."
"In the past few days the operator announced new agreements with, Bharti Airtel, the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA), the Chilean telco Entel, and Emerging Markets Communications (EMC)."
"Participating insular areas and organizations in the training program include American Samoa (American Samoa Power Authority) ... Basic Linemen Training (CNMI and American Samoa): Essential technical training for U.S. professional power linemen certification."
"There are now three options for the plaintiffs - drop the case, have it heard again by a full circuit court or take the matter to the supreme court. But Mr Ala'ilima said the petitioners, from the group We The People, are likely to continue the legal fight for US citizenship rights for American Samoans."
"Writing on behalf of a three-judge panel, Judge Janice Rogers Brown said the court was sympathetic to the claim, but reluctant to 'impose citizenship by judicial fiat - where doing so requires us to override the democratic prerogatives of the American Samoan people themselves.'"
""I'm really grateful, really grateful for the opportunity," he said. "I want to represent for our community. I want to represent for the kids in the future. I hope that I inspire them." Tausili is the oldest of five kids in the Fiatoa family. He's been playing football for six years. He sees his future on the gridiron. "He does a very good job of keeping himself grounded. He's still very much a kid. He understands what he has and what he got," said his father Kaipo Fiatoa. Tausili attends Kahuku Intermediate where he maintains a 3.4 GPA. He may have his own highlight reel on YouTube, but you won't find him on social media."
The guest speaker for the event was Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia T. Vimoto, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg command sergeant major. Vimoto, who is from American Samoa, talked about diversity among Army Soldiers, but noted they all share a common goal. "These unique cultures are represented in our diverse Army, and stand as a testament to the Army's commitment to promoting equality and inclusion, which is our theme for this year," said Vimoto. "Everywhere you look in our Army everyone is different; different ethnic background, different upbringing and different physical structure or appearance, but we share a common purpose, to fight and win our Nation's Wars."
Blue Star Museums
The Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America are reaching out to members of the United States armed forces. It offers free admission to active duty military personnel including members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Reserve, with up to five family members, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa are participating in the program including children's museums, fine art museums, history and science museums and nature centers.