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    KUAM.com - News

  • Calvo praises Fernandez's body of work, recommends pay increase

    Isa Baza
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:36 am
    He said not only has Fernandez done an exceptional job, but retaining stability in DOE's leadership is crucial to transitioning off of high-risk status.
  • Man caught smuggling contraband into jail

    Krystal Paco
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:13 am
    It looks like 35-year-old Jonathan Peter Ninete could face additional time behind bars.
  • GMH completes designs for new Family Birth Center

    Ken Quintanilla
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:12 am
    It's considered a milestone for the Guam Memorial Hospital, and today management and staff announced the designs for the GMH Family Birth Center is complete.
  • Guardsmen file motions to dismiss fraud charges

    Krystal Paco
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:11 am
    District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco Gatewood is taking under advisement  motions to dismiss filed by Ambrosio Constantino, Jr. and Franklin R. Babauta. The two have pled not guilty to fraudulently collecting recruitment bonuses from the Guard Recruiting Assistance Program. 
  • Governor will let substitute budget bill lapse into law

    Ken Quintanilla
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Friday marked the last day for Governor Eddie Calvo to act on the substitute budget bill for Fiscal Year 2016. The governor has expressed his criticism on the bill calling it "flawed" and "defective" and spent the past few days outlining where the shortfalls would occur within the government.
 
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    KUAM.com - Sports

  • Register your free profile for KUAM Pigskin Pickems today!

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Think you know more about football than your peers? Then join KUAM Pigskin Pick' Ems online on kuam.com! Compare your scores weekly with the KUAM Sports Panel as well as your friends and others from around the island.
  • Senator's annual 5K run/walk raises storm relief for Saipan

    Dave Delgado
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Run for Our Mene Lu 5K takes place this Saturday at Chamorro Village. Go time is scheduled for 6:00 am.
  • Guam National Soccer Team ready to take on Iran

    Dave Delgado
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:25 pm
    After a weeklong training camp in Osaka, Japan, the Matao departed for Tehran ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Joint Qualification Round 2 match with I.R. Iran on Thursday.
  • FD tops JFK in football 14-6

    Dave Delgado
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:36 pm
    After forfeits by the Okkodo Bulldogs and Simon Sanchez Sharks, the 2015 IFL football season got underway with the Father Duenas Friars taking on the JFK Islanders at GW Field in Mangilao.
  • Register for the Family Classic Tennis Tournament

    Dave Delgado
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:35 pm
    In tennis news, Skilled Singles events will officially open the Annual ASC Trust Corporation Family Classic 2015 Tennis Tournament, set for the weekend of Aug. 28 at the Rick Ninete Tennis Center in Hagåtña and the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort tennis courts.
 
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    The Guam Daily Post

  • Registration open for Veterans Health Conference

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Veterans and their families are invited to participate in this year’s Veterans Health Conference, hosted by WestCare Pacific Islands.
  • Incinerator bill uncertain

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:47 am
    A settlement agreement signed by Guam Resource Recovery Partners, the Guam Economic Development Authority and Gov. Eddie Calvo dictates that legislation is needed to repeal the current ban on waste-to-energy facilities, but there is a cloud of confusion surrounding the stipulated legislation.
  • Calvo signs bonds, savings expected

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:46 am
    Gov. Eddie Calvo signed off on business privilege tax series 2015 D bonds yesterday.
  • United to transfer Guam-based pilots

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:45 am
    United Corporate Communications confirmed that Guam-based pilots will be transferred from being stationed on Guam to other airline bases in the U.S. in October because of discontinued flight service from Guam.
  • GPA unsure when it can investigate Cabras plant

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:43 am
    It remains unclear when the Guam Power Authority and Guam Fire Department will be able to enter the Cabras 3 and 4 power plant due to the structural instability of the facility following an explosion and fire in the building.
 
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    zen habits

  • A Guide to Dealing with Frustration & Disappointment in Yourself

    zenhabits
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:28 am
    By Leo Babauta One of the most common things I see in people who write to me is something we all share: disappointment in ourselves. We all feel this, because we constantly fail to live up to our standards: We aren’t as disciplined as we’d like. We don’t stick to habits we’re trying to create. We aren’t as productive as we plan to be. We leave small personal tasks and large work tasks undone. We fail in exercising as much as we’d like, and eating as healthily as we want. We fail in being the best parent, partner, friend, as we think we should be. We should,…
  • The Daybreak: Make an Important Goal Happen with a Morning Habit

    zenhabits
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:26 am
    By Leo Babauta The sun begins to come up, and the first rays of light begin to shine upon this fresh day. What do you do with this time? The most important thing. If you have a project you want to happen (let’s say you want to write a book), this is the time to form a habit that will make that project happen. A morning writing habit will get the book done. Simply wishing for the book to get written, or saying you’ll do it “someday,” doesn’t make it happen. If it’s important, you’ll make a morning habit of it: If you want to lose weight, create a…
  • How to Deal with Your Family’s Bad Habits

    zenhabits
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    By Leo Babauta Have you created healthy habits for you, but haven’t gotten your kids or spouse on board? You’re not alone — lots of people get frustrated when their loved ones don’t want to create healthy habits. I’ve had a bunch of people write to me about this, including one person who wrote about his sons, who are 10 and 12: “They have bad habits with unhealthy food, computer time, and fighting. And I have a very hard time trying to make a change for them. I do not live with their mother, who is a very good mother, but she so have some bad habits with food.
  • The Simple Health Plan

    zenhabits
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    By Leo Babauta There are a lot of complicated diet and exercise plans out there, a lot of workouts that are the latest craze, a lot of fad diets and detox juicing and more. If it’s the newest craze, I recommend skipping it. Instead, let’s get down to the simple fundamentals: it’s not that complicated to get healthy. In fact, I’ve boiled it down to two strategies. Here’s my simple plan: 1. Eat a crapton of vegetables. 2. Do something active and fun every day. No, you don’t have to eat only vegetables — but you should make them the foundation of your diet,…
  • How My Mom Makes Everyone Around Her Better

    zenhabits
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Leo Babauta My mom just left our house after visiting for a week, and once again, our lives were changed. She visits us about twice a year, and every time she does, she leaves us with a new hobby, a new passion, a better version of ourselves. My mom (Shannon Murphy) makes everyone around her better, and yet most people whose lives she changes don’t even realize it. So what’s her secret? I honestly wish I knew her special recipe, but I’m going to do my best to share what I know with all of you. It’s amazing, honestly. Some examples of ways she’s made people…
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    Guampedia

  • 1904 General Orders

    Nathalie Pereda
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:02 am
    General Orders issued in 1904. To go back to the list of General Orders click here. General Order No. 74 January 28, 1904 By virtue of appointment from the Home Government the undersigned hereby assumes command of this island as acting governor pending the arrival of a new governor to succeed Governor William Eldridge Sewell, invalided to the United States. Raymond Stone, Lieutenant, USN Acting Governor General Order No. 75 February 9, 1904 It is hereby ordered and decreed: 1. That the civil courts of this island shall have concurrent jurisdiction with Military and Naval Tribunals over all…
  • 1903 General Orders

    Nathalie Pereda
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    General Orders issued in 1903. To go back to the list of General Orders click here. General Order No. 48 January 17, 1903 It is hereby ordered and decreed: 1. That whenever a document shall purport to have originated in territory under the jurisdiction of the United States of America and to bear the signature and seal of a notary public or the seal of a court of justice and the signature of the judge or clerk thereof, said document shall be presumed to be authentic; provided that such presumption shall be deemed disputable and may be controverted by evidence. 2. That the Judge or the Clerk of…
  • 1902 General Orders

    Nathalie Pereda
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:47 am
    General Orders issued in 1902. To go back to the list of General Orders click here. General Order No. 39 February 25, 1902 It is hereby ordered and decreed: 1. That on the 1st day of April, 1902, the industrial tax (contribucion industrial) in this island shall be entirely abolished. 2. That the marking of cattle, as provided by law until now in force in this island, shall cease to be obligatory. The government mark or brand is abolished. The cattle judges (jueces de ganados) shall certify to the private marks which have been placed on cattle whenever the owners request it, issuing to that…
  • 1901 General Orders

    Nathalie Pereda
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:44 am
    General Orders issued in 1901. To go back to the list of General Orders click here. General Order No. 29 May 1, 1901 1. The competency to have cognizance of all questions and to try all cases which by law now come before ecclesiastical tribunals is hereby decreed to reside in the Court of First Instance, excepting in cases of such nature or involving such punishment as would clearly cause them to come before some other civil or military tribunal or authority. 2. All ecclesiastical jurisdiction and tribunals are hereby abolished; and all laws or parts of laws are hereby abrogated which give…
  • 1900 General Orders

    Nathalie Pereda
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:41 am
    General Orders issued in 1900. To go back to the list of General Orders click here. General Order No. 10 January 5, 1900 1. The Spanish system of taxation on real estate is hereby abolished, and in lieu thereof a land tax shall be levied, collected and paid to the government in accordance with the following classification: CLASS I: Lands within the limits of the towns and villages, comprising the yards surrounding the dwelling houses, or land suitable for erecting dwellings within the said limits shall be taxed at the annual rate of four pesos (Mexican) per hectare. CLASS II: Stretches of low…
 
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    Dave Owen's Guam Blog

  • New Testament Reading For 2015-16

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Some of you may know that I try to read through the New Testament each year accompanied by a corresponding commentary set or theology. My goal in this is to think through my own reading and the implications of it for me and my ministry at PIU and to the churches of Micronesia, but it is also to make these books accessible to my students, alumni and to the people in churches in the region. Of course, the big purpose is always to get people to read more books that will help them draw closer to Christ and think more “Christianly.” This year (I am a teacher so my “year” goes from…
  • Prayer Chapel at PIU

    1 Sep 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Here at PIU we began the month of September with prayer. Yesterday we had our first prayer chapel of the semester. The worship team led us in music and in praying through the Lord’s Prayer during our one hour chapel time. I especially enjoyed sitting in a group with three students and praying for them and their families and having them praying for me and for my family. I love working in a place where we take an hour twice a week to focus on worship and prayer. Just one of the many reasons that PIU is a great place to work. We appreciate your prayers for PIU as well.
  • PIU Basketball

    31 Aug 2015 | 3:10 pm
    With the start of the Fall semester we also start basketball season for our PIU team. We are playing in the Guam church basketball league. We have started the season 0-2 but we are enjoying the time. This week we have a couple games to look forward to. I am coaching the team right now and enjoying it very much. It gives me some good time to get to know the students and I have a good time being back on the coaching bench after about 10 years away from it. I originally came out to Micronesia as a high school teacher and basketball coach at Emmaus High School in Palau in 1984. Here are a few…
  • Conclusion to Goldingay’s Theology

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Today is my final post on Old Testament Theology, by John Goldingay. We have worked through all three volumes: Israel’s Gospel, Israel’s Faith and Israel’s Life. Though I don’t always agree with all his conclusions, I have enjoyed very much working through these volumes. What I most appreciate about Goldingay is that he seems to let the text set the direction of his thinking rather than trying to fit the text into his theology. I also appreciate the humility in his conclusions highlighted by the frequent use of the word “perhaps” to introduce them. Thinking through the Old…
  • First Chapel of the Semester

    29 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Well technically it was not the first chapel of the semester but it was the first regular PIU chapel of the semester. PIU Chapel coordinator Mike Owen got the PIU chapel band organized and ready to go for the first worship service of the semester and I gave my traditional opening sermon highlighting the biblical basis behind the PIU core values of accessibility, excellence, and transformation.     We sang the doxology in several languages including Chuukese, Tagalog and Hawaiian. Mike is looking for the words to the Doxology in all the other languages too It is nice to have all the…
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    NO REST FOR THE AWAKE - MINAGAHET CHAMORRO

  • Japanese Peace Movements #12: Seeing Colonialism in Okinawa

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:31 am
    In October I'll be traveling to Okinawa yet again for a conference dealing with decolonization and the movement there towards independence. The movement started off with a core group, but has grown over the years and occasionally grabbed national headlines in Japan. I have spoken at several events organized by activists pushing for decolonization over the years, stretching back to 2012.For people who know of Okinawa as just a military base or the islands south of Japan, this may seem strange to you, to be confronted with the fact that there are people in Okinawa seeking independence from…
  • Ocho na Manera

    30 Aug 2015 | 9:53 am
    Put i estaba yu' giya Hapon gi este na mes, ti meggai na tinige'-hu gi este na blog.Para unu na mes tinane' yu' nu asunto Hapon yan i fina'pos guihi, ya ti hu gof tatityi hafa masusesedi giya Guahan yan gi Estados Unidos.Lao pa'go matto yu' tatte para Guahan, ya achokka' bai hu konsigi tumuge' put i inaligao-hu giya Hapon, bai hu tutuhun kumukubre ta'lo otro na asunto, put hemplo i botasion para i presidente gi sanlagu.Desde humalom Si Trump gi i inacha'igi manatlibas todu. Esta kalang manracist i meggaina na taotao gi patidan Republican, lao manlasinehyo siha ni sinangan Trump. Ya mas oppan…
  • Japanese Peace Movements #11: The Miracle Tree

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:29 am
    On my trip to Tohoku, the Popoki Peace project visited several towns that were affected by the tsunami. In each there were markers of the tragedy, stories of survival and also worries about what the future might bring. Along the roads, each town would have a markers identifying the point at which you were entering the tsunami inundation area and exiting it. Because of this, even if towns and roads are rebuilt, you can still imagine how far the waters and the destruction reached as you drive up the coast. Each town also had markers on street corners, on the side of buildings, power poles and…
  • Japanese Peace Movements #10: A Shrine of Forgetting

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    Yesterday I spent the day at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. It was a very surreal experience. On the surface it appears like many other shrines or places or worship or reflection in Japan, but it was an incredibly militaristic space. It featured museums dedicated to a whitewashed military history of Japan, thousands of letters from soldiers writing home about how happy they were to die for Japan, and statues for the courage of war widows. The shrine is meant to serve the more than two million souls who have died as soldiers for Japan over the past century, so the militaristic and warmongering…
  • Japanese Peace Movements #9: Signs

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:40 pm
    I may have only been in Japan for a little less than a month, but it seems to me that Japan enjoys a heavy emphasis on instructions, signs and communicating properly. Perhaps because I can't read most of these signs as they are in Japanese and so because of that they are more visible and noticeable to me, whereas for others they simply fade into the background like visual cicadas. When walking by a construction site, signs are everywhere warning people to be safe, to not enter and even to apologize profusely for the inconvenience. Everywhere you go helpful and usually colorful mascots offer…
 
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