Hidden Discoveries on Big Island Video News

Mr. Corrigan… must say your site is looking might impressive.

If anyone hasn’t gone by Big Island Video News Lately…. Play around with the site for a few and see some of the new features that have been added.

I just noticed that you could scroll over the image of Big Island on the left hand side and it will bring you to community footage as well as some other suprises.

Dave… How do you do it??? Next thing you know he is going to be streaming live stuff to us.  If you haven’t checked out his latest updates to his site… I do highly suggest popping in for a few.  New videos have been added and much more.

It’s tough to run a video site like his on a timely basis… I think he is the first on the Big Island to provide such a service…. Mahalo Mr. Corrigan.

http://www.bigislandvideonews.com

Cambodian Divorce Settlement Gone Bad

I can’t make this up:

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A couple in rural Cambodia has terminated their 18-year marriage with a divorce settlement that entailed sawing in two the wooden house they once shared, villagers said Friday…

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Keck Open House this Sunday

I’ll lift this flier off of Andrew Coopers latest invitation to the public to visit Keck this Sunday.

Did I mention it’s free!!!

2008 Pahoa Grad Passes Military Basic Training

Courtesy of BMTGRAD.COM

Courtesy of BMTGRAD.COM

Air National Guard Airman Mose W. Matila has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the former ward of Karen Mays of Highway Contract Route 1, Keaau, Hawaii. Matila is a 2008 graduate of Pahoa High School, Hawaii.

New Reality Show Based in Hawaii: Heart of Paradise

Some day I’ll tell some stories of MTV’s  Syrus Yarbrough being my upstairs neighbors in the UH Hilo Dorms.

Until then, we have another Reality Show taking place in Hawaii.

Shindy Media will help Contract Media Group promote its new reality TV show “Heart of Paradise” by building an interactive, video-based website for the show..

…”Heart of Paradise” tells the story of island residents experiencing a heart-warming transformation, challenging their own inhibitions as they come together to change a stranger’s life forever. Two teams of contestants compete in a series of challenging physical tasks utilizing the beauty of the Hawaiian islands while testing themselves and their teammates. The contestants must quickly learn to work together to make the dreams of a stranger come true. It’s a true test of both inner and outer strength. One team wins, one team loses — but in the end, everyone wins as a stranger’s life is changed forever…

…Says “Heart of Paradise” producer Cynthia Lockhart, “I originally learned of Shindy Media when I became aware of the Shindy.TV website and TV show they’ve produced. I was very impressed with what they’d done with both the site and the show, and felt their creativity and capabilities would be a great fit for developing a fan-based website for Contract Media Group’s new reality TV show, ‘Heart of Paradise.’ We’re very happy to be working with them as we prepare for our show’s launch this Fall…”

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Here is a trailer for it:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBiZhWrBFrs&hl=en&fs=1]

2008 Iron Man Press Conference and Other BIVN Updates

Big Island Video News has updated it’s website.

I just noticed that he has caught the 2008 Iron Man Press Conference on one of his latest videos, as well as the Evacuations at HOVE the other day.

His updated site is looking great.

The Kona “Whitey Tighty” Underwear Run

I forgot about this event that I wrote about somewhere else a few years back:

…Ironman week means lots of people and activities going on in town. For the past few days, a floating espresso bar has been set up in the mornings in Kailua Bay for swimmers to stop by and try a variety of coffee grown in Hawaii. Also on tap for Thursday was the annual “Underpants Run” held along Alii Drive…

Photo Courtesy of Everymantri.com

2007 Youtube Footage:

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Bush Signs Inouye’s Broadband Bill

President Bush Friday signed the Broadband Data Improvement Act into law, according to a top staffer on the Senate Commerce Committee.

The bill, which had been pushed by Senate Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), would require the Federal Communications Commission to report on broadband deployment annually rather than periodically…

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I’m not to sure how I feel about the government having control of everything and anything.

Today’s KO

And I thought our soldiers were brutal:

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Cities Across the Nation Offering Chance to Win Trip to Hilo for Heart Walk

This years Heart Walk takes new meaning for me as my mom recently got a Pacemaker put in.

I’ve been noticing different cities across America are having there annual American Heart Association Heart Walks in their city.

Part of the incentive to get people to participate, is a prize to Hilo to participate in the Heart Walk here.

Chicago see here

Florida see here

Minnesota see here

Etc.

From what I can see, it’s just a chance to enter a trip… but I really doubt they will be sending a winner from every city.

American Heart Association

“The Ultimate Fighter” Looking for Contestants for Next Season

Sugar Shane Nelson of Hilo made it on to this years show.

Hawaii must have someone that’s ready for this challenge for next season:

Download an application here.

In season 9, “The Ultimate Fighter,” will feature 16 American and 16 British fighters competing in the middleweight (185 lbs.) and welterweight divisions (170 lbs.). The fighters will once again have to fight and win a preliminary bout to advance into The Ultimate Fighter house in Las Vegas, Nev.

An open casting call for the new season will be held for British hopefuls on Oct. 20 in London and a casting call for American fighters will be held Oct. 27 in Chicago.

London casting call:

DATE: Monday, October 20, 2008
VENUE: Earls Court Exhibition Centre
LOCATION: Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA
TELEPHONE: +44 (0)207 370 8539
REPORT TIME: Fighter registration begins at 9 AM GMT; Tryouts at 10 AM GMT.

Chicago casting call:

DATE: Monday, October 27, 2008
VENUE: Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel
LOCATION: 5440 North River Road , Rosemont, IL 60018
TELEPHONE: 847-671-6350
REPORT TIME: Fighter registration begins at 9 AM CT; Tryouts at 10 AM CT.

Contestants must be over 21 and able to compete at either 170 or 185 lbs.

Production for “The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs. U.K” begins in Las Vegas in January and the new season will premiere on Spike TV in April. The 32 up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighters will compete to win a six-figure contract with the world’s preeminent mixed martial arts organization, The Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC President Dana White will once again serve as host for “The Ultimate Fighter.” Coaches will be announced at a later date.

VOG Report Now Available for Viewing

Hat tip to the Hawaii House Blog

You can see the findings of the recent “House Special Committee on Vog Effects” here.

Parents With Special Needs Think Twice Before Moving to Hawaii

Larry Geller recently posted a blog about a recent court decision that affects all kids with special needs here in Hawaii.

This particular quote was something I thought I would share:

…Please tell anyone who might ask you about coming to Hawaii with a special needs child that maybe they ought to think very carefully about it…

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Video Footage of STYX at Blaisdell Last Night

STYX played last night at the Blaisdell and will be performing tomorrow at the Hilton Waikoloa, tickets still available here.

Here is some concert footage from last nights concert at the Blaisdell:

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