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Laying it all on the
line — Blockers as
scrutinized as ever
by DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer
North Queensland Cowboys’ co-captain’s Johnathan Thurston, right, and Matthew Scott pose
with the World Club Series trophy at Headingley Stadium, Leeds, England, Sunday Feb. 21, 2016.
(Mike Egerton / PA via AP)
Professional boxers could be
allowed to fight in Olympics
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The
world’s best professional boxers could be eligible to compete in this year’s Olympics under
proposals put forward by the sport’s world governing body.
The International Boxing Association (AIBA)
discussed a fast-track proposal to open Olympic
tournaments to all boxers during its meetings in
Manchester this week.
After the meeting Wednesday, AIBA President Ching-Kuo Wu said the proposal could be
ratified within months, potentially in time for the
Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.
“We want the best boxers to come to the
Olympic Games,” Wu told Britain’s Press Association, adding that it was “absolutely possible” the
changes could be made in time for the Rio Games.
But with the qualifying process already well
under way for the Rio field, a large influx of star
pro boxers seems unlikely this year.
Mike Martino, the executive director of
USA Boxing, told The Associated Press that he
doesn’t anticipate any star American fighters
joining the Rio team.
“Do I think it’s going to happen this year?
No,” Martino said. “Practically speaking, we’re
looking at 2020. But it’s something that’s been on
our radar screen, something we’ve talked about
for the last four years, knowing that AIBA pro
boxers were going to be in the Olympics. We’ve
talked to the USOC about how it impacts the
sport, and it’s huge. The Dream Team changed
basketball in the Olympics forever. This will
obviously change boxing forever.”
Martino said that while USA Boxing alumni
such as Andre Ward and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
have provided financial and personal support to
the program, no star professional boxers have
expressed serious interest in joining the U.S.
men’s team, which hasn’t won a gold medal in
the last two Olympics.
Martino added that he has heard from “secondtier pros that would consider it because maybe
they didn’t achieve their goals, but realistically
speaking, I think it’s going to be difficult” for star
boxers to compete in the Olympics.
It’s also too late to claim many qualification
spots: Martino noted that while Carlos Balderas is
the only American already qualified for Rio due
to his participation in AIBA’s World Series of
Boxing, Russia already has eight boxers qualified
in the 10 Olympic weight divisions, while Cuban
fighters have already reserved seven spots.
AIBA said its idea was being proposed to
national federations, and must then be ratified by
AIBA’s executive commission.
Each national federation would then have to
address its own qualification rules to make the
changes possible, a process that could be difficult
to complete in time for Rio.
“It is an IOC policy to have the best athletes in
the Games, and of the international federations,
AIBA is probably the only one without professional athletes in the Olympics,” Wu said.
The proposed changes are only the latest step
in AIBA’s multiyear quest to control every aspect
of boxing, from the lowest amateur fights to the
heights of the pro sport.
Since Wu became AIBA president in 2006,
AIBA has dropped the word “amateur” from its
name and banned fighters from wearing headguards in AIBA-sanctioned men’s events, still a
subject of heavy medical debate.
Wu’s efforts have had mixed success. After
years of apparently heavy spending, AIBA’s
World Series of Boxing and APB professional
boxing program have gained little traction out(Continued on page B8)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Romo. Andrew Luck. Joe
Flacco. Andy Dalton. Ben Roethlisberger.
They’re all quarterbacks who have either won a championship
or been picked for multiple Pro Bowls. They’re also guys who
missed four games or more in 2015.
The importance of keeping the quarterback from serious injury
has long been obvious, and that was never more apparent than last
season. So guess which position group will be as scrutinized as
much as ever this spring?
“All the way through the National Football League, everyone
is concerned about their offensive line,” Seattle general manager
John Schneider said. “If you talk to college coaches recruiting
high-school kids, they are concerned as well.”
Thus, this promising collection of prospects could hold some
of the keys to improvement for several teams. Mississippi tackle
Laremy Tunsil has been widely projected as the first overall
pick in the early, endless waves of mock drafts. Tackles such as
Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame), Taylor Decker (Ohio State) and
Jack Conklin (Michigan State) are also legitimate first-round candidates, as is guard Cody Whitehair (Kansas State).
“Being the No. 1 pick would be great,” Tunsil said, before
expanding on his goal: “I’d love to play for any team.”
As the least-glamorous position on the field, excluding special
teams, offensive linemen won’t make many of the headlines at the
NFL scouting combine this week. They’ll play a critical part in
the evaluation of this rookie class, though. With the proliferation
of elite pass rushers, the right tackles have become as coveted as
the left tackles. Guards and centers are critical components, too.
“The quarterback is the most important position on the team.
It’s imperative you keep him upright and keep him able to throw
the football,” said Tennessee general manager Jon Robinson,
whose team has the first selection in the draft.
If the Titans stay in their spot and take Tunsil, he’ll be the
second tackle in four years to go first overall. Eric Fisher (Central
Michigan) was drafted by Kansas City, followed by Luke Joeckel
(Texas A&M) to Jacksonville in 2013. Nine offensive linemen
were first-rounders that year. There were five of them in 2014,
when tackle Greg Robinson (Auburn) was taken by St. Louis at No.
2. Seven offensive linemen were selected in the first round in 2015.
“I’ve always been told that an offense and a team is not any
better than its offensive line,” UCLA center Jake Brendel said. “I
feel like that’s something that’s even been exemplified even more
at the pro level, for sure.”
Depth is crucial.
“Every year when it comes down to the 53-man cut down, that’s
maybe the most active position people are looking for,” Minnesota
general manager Rick Spielman said, adding: “If a team thinks
an offensive lineman has a chance he’s probably going to get
claimed, so you’re very guarded on a guy who may not be ready
but has upside, but he’s going to take time to develop. You want
to try and keep those guys, because if you get rid of those guys and
you get injuries up front, I think it really hurts your football team.”
The evaluation process has been complicated by the trend
toward spread offenses in college. The majority of blockers have
been zone blocking out of two-point stances, rather than powering
ahead out of three-point alignments.
“You really have to dig through those plays where you can
really see him unroll his hips and dig his cleats in and really get
moving,” Arizona general manager Steve Keim said, adding:
“offensive linemen as a whole are hard to find. You look across
the National Football League and you see some talented players.
Yet at the same time, there’s some parity, some overachievers,
some tough guys with intangibles, whether their smarts, their passion for the game, their toughness.
“Supply and demand at that position is extremely tough,
because so many qualities at the position come into play.”
UNLV hires Samuel to replace
Seumalo as D-line coach
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV coach Tony Sanchez has added
Tony Samuel as the Rebels’ new defensive line coach.
Samuel replaces Joe Seumalo, who left for the same position
at Arizona State last week. Samuel coached at Georgia State last
season and has 16 years of head coaching experience at New
Mexico State (1997-2004) and Southeast Missouri State (200613). He also spent 11 years coaching linebackers and rush ends at
Nebraska under coach Tom Osborne.
Samuel played defensive end for four years at Nebraska and
was part of Osborne’s first recruiting class.
Rio announces the 16 Olympic
torch bearers, all Brazilians
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Three-time Wimbledon champion
Maria Bueno and two-time Olympic volleyball champion Fabiana
are among the first 16 of 12,000 torch bearers to be named for
the games in Rio de Janeiro. All the initial picks by organizers
are Brazilians, with Olympic medalists Adriana Behar (beach volleyball), Isabel Swan (sailing) and Gustavo Borges (swimming)
also among the 16. Clodoaldo Silva, the winner of six Paralympic
swimming golds, will also be involved.
Starting on May 3, the flame will be carried from Brasilia to the
opening ceremony at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, visiting 329
Brazilian towns and cities over 95 days. The traditional lighting of
the flame will take place in Olympia, Greece, on April 21.
Cleveland Browns player pleads
not guilty to drug charges
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns player Armonty
Bryant has pleaded not guilty to felony drug possession charges.
The 25-year-old Bryant and a former teammate, 23-year-old
De’Ante Saunders, were arrested after a traffic stop in a Cleveland
suburb on Christmas. Police say they found marijuana, two prescription pills and a loaded handgun in Saunders’ car.
The team cut Saunders after his arrest. He was a practice squad
player. Bryant was suspended for the final two games.
Saunders pleaded not guilty Wednesday to improper handling
of a firearm. A driving-under-the-influence charge is pending.
Both men remain free on $2,500 bonds. Their cases were
randomly assigned to Judge Dick Ambrose, a former Cleveland
Browns linebacker. Ambrose said Wednesday that he will recuse
himself. Bryant’s attorney declined to comment. Messages were
left with Saunders’ attorney.
IAAF: Sebastian Coe gets backing
from track and field chiefs
MONACO (AP) — The IAAF says president Sebastian Coe
has received the backing of track and field leaders from around
the world as the organization battles the damage from doping and
corruption scandals. The IAAF says the heads of the six continental track and field federations signed a statement pledging to
“unequivocally support Sebastian Coe in his role, reform proposals and actions as IAAF President for now and in the future.”
Coe was elected in August as IAAF president. He has faced
criticism for his ties to predecessor Lamine Diack, who is facing
a criminal investigation in France on money laundering and corruption charges related to doping cover-ups. The IAAF suspended
Russia from international track and field in November after a
World Anti-Doping Agency commission report detailed a systematic, state-sponsored doping program in the country.
Henderson tied for early lead
at Australian Ladies Masters
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Canadian Brooke Henderson birdied her first three holes and the final one Thursday for
a 6-under 67 and a share of the early first-round lead at the Australian Ladies Masters. Henderson, at No. 11 the highest-ranked
player in the field, started on the back nine at Royal Pines. She had
seven birdies overall and her only bogey came on the par-4 sixth.
Henderson was tied with Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larson.
Jiyai Shin, Taiwan’s Cheng Ssu-chia and England’s Lauren
Taylor were a stroke behind and tied for second after 68s.
Australian Su Oh, the defending champion, shot 71. Cheyenne
Woods, niece of Tiger Woods and 2014 champion, had a 75. The
tournament, which began under sunny skies and virtually no wind,
is sanctioned by the Ladies European and Australian Ladies tours.
the Eagles release 2-time Pro
Bowl linebacker DeMeco Ryans
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles have released two-time
Pro Bowl linebacker DeMeco Ryans. The move saves Philadelphia $3.5 million in salary cap space. Ryans played four seasons
with the Eagles after being acquired in a trade from Houston.
Ryans had 458 tackles, five sacks and five interceptions in 54
regular-season games. He was a team leader and strong presence
in the locker room.
Ryans overcame rupturing his Achilles tendon midway through
the 2014 season and started 13 games last year. It was the second
time he suffered that injury in his 10-year career.
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Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, of New Zealand, works on his mustache as he
sits on the bench late in the second half of the Thunder’s NBA basketball game against the Dallas
Mavericks on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Dallas.
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Adams had 15 points in his team’s 116-103 win. Curry, Thompson come through
late, Warriors beat Heat 118-112
MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 42
points and made the go-ahead 3-pointer with
38 seconds left, Klay Thompson scored 17 of his
33 points in the fourth quarter and the Golden
State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 118-112 on
Wednesday night.
Harrison Barnes scored 11 and Draymond
Green had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the
Warriors, who trailed by 12 in the early going
and improved to 51-5 on the season.
Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 32 points
for Miami, which got 21 points and 13 rebounds
from Hassan Whiteside and 16 points and 11
rebounds from Luol Deng.
Rookie Josh Richardson added 15 points for
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James and
Kyrie Irving each scored 23 points and Cleveland
beat Charlotte.
The Cavaliers bounced back from a home loss
Monday to Detroit in which James tied a season
low with 12 points.
Kemba Walker had 20 points for Charlotte,
which had won four straight on the road and five
straight overall.
Cleveland used a 40-point second quarter to
build a 63-52 halftime lead and dominated the
second half, pushing the lead to 24 points in the
fourth quarter.
CHICAGO (AP) — Taj Gibson and E’Twaun
Moore each scored 17 points, Tony Snell added
16 and a thrown-together roster of Chicago
backups beat Washington. Three of the Bulls’ top
four scorers missed the game and the fourth was
sick. Derrick Rose was a last-minute scratch with
right hamstring tendinitis.
Pau Gasol, who missed practice on Tuesday
and was playing with the flu, narrowly missed a
triple-double, finishing with 15 rebounds, 10 points
and nine assists in the Bulls’ third straight victory.
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 19 points.
Garrett Temple scored 18 and Ramon Sessions
and John Wall added 16. Markieff Morris had 10
rebounds for the Wizards.
scored 25 of his 27 points in the second half to
lead Indiana over New York.
Kristaps Porzingis missed a 3-point shot that
would’ve given the Knicks the lead with 1.9 seconds remaining. Myles Turner then made one
free throw at the other end.
Carmelo Anthony missed a 3-point attempt
for the tie at the buzzer from the right wing.
George, who shot 1 of 9 in the first half, had
10 points in the third quarter and 15 in the fourth.
He finished hitting 10-of-23 shots.
(Continued on page B4)
Curry ties NBA record, now has
“3s” in 127 consecutive games
MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Curry of the
Golden State Warriors has tied an NBA record,
making a 3-pointer in his 127th consecutive regular-season game. The reigning NBA MVP and
3-point leader made a 3-pointer just 78 seconds
into the Warriors’ game at Miami on Wednesday
night, on his first shot of the evening. He shares
the mark with Atlanta’s Kyle Korver and has a
chance to take the record outright when Golden
State plays at Orlando on Thursday.
“That’s a pretty outrageous number, I think,”
Curry said before Wednesday’s game. “When
I was talking about it last year, I knew where he
was. I think I was at 40 or 45. And I remember
hearing what his number was. That’s crazy —
every night you’re hitting a 3. Whether you’re
shooting well or not, you’re still finding a way
to knock down at least one. The longevity of that
record is pretty remarkable.”
Curry’s last game without a 3-pointer was
Nov. 11, 2014. He has made at least one in 202
of his last 203 games, and is on pace to smash
the single-season record for 3-pointers he established a year ago. “Steph is a lot better,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Which is scary,
because he was the MVP last season.”
Curry entered Wednesday with 260
3-pointers this season, 88 more than anyone in
the league. His teammate Klay Thompson came
into the night No. 2 this season in 3s, with 172.
Curry said he finds significance in the mark.
“There’s no trophy for that,” Curry said. “But
it’s a really cool situation to be in. That’s a big
part of my game.”
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Before Miami
game, Curry
meets a fan
fighting illness
MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Curry’s
pregame routine had a special addition Wednesday, one that gave a
4-year-old boy an unforgettable thrill.
The Golden State star and reigning
NBA MVP spent some time with
Shawn Kennedy from Niagara Falls,
New York and his family, doing so
about an hour before the Warriors
would play the Miami Heat.
Curry gave the boy the sneakers
he wore to warm up — “Keep being
brave,” Curry wrote — and even
took Shawn and his brother into the
Warriors’ locker room so they could
meet some other players.
Shawn has a rare brain cancer
called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine
Glioma. A longtime friend of Warriors coach Steve Kerr heard about
the family’s situation, and plans
were quickly made for Curry to
meet the young fan.
So when Curry left the floor after
his shooting session about an hour
before the game, he and Shawn
got to meet and talk some ball. “I
didn’t expect anything like this,”
said Nicole Vathy, Shawn’s mother.
“He’s going to go home and talk
about this all day. He really is. He’s
not going to stop talking about it.”
Curry spent about 15 minutes
with Shawn and his family, and
Kerr came out to meet them as well.
“I just read a couple months ago
that Shawn’s idol was Steph Curry,”
said Mike Esposito, a Niagara Falls
resident who has a long relationship
with Kerr through basketball and
helped pull the trip to Miami together.
“I emailed Steve and within an hour,
half-an-hour, he emailed back and
said ‘We’ve got you.’”
Shawn’s condition is getting
somewhat better over time, his
mother said, and the boy is scheduled for more tests at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in April to
further evaluate his progress.
“For him to do this for us,” Vathy
said, “is unbelievable.”
Continued from page B3
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry leaps up
as he celebrates a 3-point shot during the second half of an
NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday,
Feb. 24, 2016, in Miami. Curry had 42 points as the Warriors
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
defeated the Heat 118-112. ➧ National Basketball League Roundup…
Continued from page B3
Porzingis led New York with 22 points and Jose Calderon had 20. Calderon made all four of his
3-point attempts.
TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points and Kyle Lowry added 21 as Toronto beat
Minnesota for a franchise record-tying ninth straight home victory.
DeRozan had eight points in the final quarter while Lowry scored 12 as the Raptors (38-18) pulled
away over the closing minutes to match a home winning streak set back in 1999.
The Raptors will have a chance to better the mark on Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Andrew Wiggins had 26 points, four rebounds and three assists for the Timberwolves (18-40),
while Gorgui Dieng added 21 points and eight rebounds.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Barnes scored a season-high 25 points as the Grizzlies led from
start to finish, beating Los Angeles in Kobe Bryant’s final game in Memphis.
Six Grizzlies finished in double figures as Memphis finished with season highs in scoring and
3-pointers, going 13 of 27 from beyond the arc. Barnes was 5 of 9 on 3s and P.J. Hairston, who had 17
points, was 4 of 7. Mike Conley scored 24 points and added eight assists as Memphis won its second
straight and third in the last four. Jordan Clarkson scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half to lead
the Lakers, who lost their seventh straight. D’Angelo Russell and Lou Williams added 22 points each,
and Bryant finished with 13 points, but was 5 of 14 from the field — including 2 for 7 on 3s.
PISTONS 111, 76ERS 91
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Tobias Harris led a balanced offense with 22 points and Andre
Drummond had 18 rebounds as Detroit beat Philadelphia. Playing in front of a tiny crowd because of
a snowstorm in metro Detroit, the Pistons led by 16 points in the first quarter and were never threatened while winning their second straight after a five-game losing streak.
Hollis Thompson scored 19 points to lead the 76ers, who lost their sixth straight. Jahlil Okafor had
13 points, but just two rebounds. No other Philadelphia starter had more than eight points.
Lauren Jackson named to the
Australian squad to prepare for Rio
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Former WNBA MVP
Lauren Jackson has been named in a 27-player squad for what
could be her fifth Olympics for Australia at Rio de Janeiro in
August. Basketball Australia said Thursday the squad would later
be cut to 20 players which will participate in four selection camps
from March to July.
The 34-year-old former Seattle Storm forward has been struggling in her recovery from a right knee injury. Two weeks ago,
she said “I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t think there was a little
bit of hope.” Jackson won Olympic silver medals in 2000, 2004
and 2008 — losing the final each time to the United States — and
collected bronze at London in 2012, when she was Australia’s flag
bearer at the opening ceremony.
Jets’ Bowles had golf ball-sized
tumor removed from throat
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New York Jets coach Todd Bowles
says he had a non-cancerous, golf ball-sized tumor removed from
his throat shortly after the team’s season concluded.
According to Newsday and NJ Advance Media, Bowles
revealed the procedure to a few reporters after a news conference
at the NFL scouting combine Wednesday.
Bowles says he felt the mass — “It was almost the size of a
golf ball” — in the front of his neck last September. Tests revealed
the growth was benign, but caused him some trouble swallowing
because it was pressing against the artery in his neck.
Bowles was able to put off surgery until about two weeks after
the end of his first season as coach of the Jets. He says he won’t
need any follow-up treatments.
Tigres defeats Real Salt Lake
2-0 in CONCACAF quarters
MONTERAY, Mexico (AP) — Jose Rivas and Jürgen Damm
scored goals in the second half on Wednesday night as Tigres
defeated the Real Salt Lake 2-0 in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals series.
Rivas opened the scoring in the 67th minute and Damm sealed
the win in the 86th for Tigres, which is looking to qualify for its
first semifinals in this tournament.
Tigres, Liga MX champions, was a runner-up in last year*s
Copa Libertadores. It needs a tie or a 1-0 loss to get to the semis.
The second leg will be played Wednesday in Salt Lake City.
The Real Salt Lake was far from top shape because the game
was played two weeks before the start of the MLS season.
French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac missed a penalty kick in
the 45th minute for Tigres.
German tourist found guilty
of goose killing on Big Island
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A German tourist convicted in Hawaii for
killing a nene goose at a Big Island golf course has been sentenced
to one year of probation. Hawaii News Now reports that 74-year-old
Uwe Dettmar was also given a 30-day suspended prison sentence
after being found guilty Tuesday of violating state rules protecting
endangered species. He pleaded no contest to the charge in connection with the incident at the Mauna Kea Golf Course.
A witness had reported seeing Dettmar swinging his golf club
at a goose on Feb. 6 and then running it over with a golf cart.
Dettmar has been ordered to pay $11,000 in fines, most of
which will go to the Endangered Wildlife Fund. Dettmar said in
court Tuesday that his wife had been afraid of the goose.
Kansas judge refuses to lower
bond for former Cowboys RB
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge has refused to lower
the bond for a former Dallas Cowboys running back accused of
hitting three people with a car while leaving a party earlier this
week in his hometown. Joseph Randle is being held on $100,000
bond for four counts of aggravated battery and one count each of
criminal threat, criminal damage to property and possessing marijuana. Police say the 24-year-old backed into three people with
his car early Sunday, then returned to the Wichita home he’d been
asked to leave and forced his way inside.
Randle asked a Sedgwick County judge Wednesday to lower
his bond to $5,000, but the judge refused because Randle hadn’t
hired a lawyer or filled out an application for a court-appointed
attorney. The Cowboys released Randle last year.
Leverkusen coach Schmidt
banned for at least 3 matches
BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt has
been banned from the touchline for at least three matches because
he refused to adhere to being sent off in a loss to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga last weekend.
A German football federation tribunal on Wednesday imposed
the ban for “repeated unsportsmanlike behavior.” Schmidt has to
serve the three-match ban immediately, and another ban of two
matches is suspended. He also was fined 20,000 euros ($22,000).
Referee Felix Zwayer sent off Schmidt on Sunday after he complained vociferously over the positioning of a free kick in the buildup
to Dortmund’s winning goal. Schmidt refused to go, and Zwayer
walked off himself. The game was interrupted for eight minutes.
Schmidt said later he regretted his actions, adding he had
wanted an “explanation.”
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phone calls please. [02/26]
7177. [02/26]
Let’s Go With Asco
When you join Asco Motors you are joining the ‘Toyota Family’. You
will become part of a global company that promotes a family friendly
environment and seeks to achieve world-class standards in all areas of
our business. In American Samoa, Asco Motors is an automotive
dealer/distributor, and employs over 30 staff. Asco Motors markets
quality products and services with franchises that include Toyota,
Yamaha, Hercules, Asco Power and Avis.
Finance and Administration Officer
We are offering an opportunity for an ambitious and dynamic individual
to build their career as Finance and Administration Officer. The
position reports to Finance Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities of the position includes:
• General Cashier Duty
• Credit Card Bank Statement Reconciliation
• Customer Retention Management duties leading to Sales growth
in Workshop.
• Apply Customer Care skills and attention to detail to ensure
customer complaints are adequately addressed.
• Accounts Payable duties.
• Any other General Accounting duties assigned by the Accountant
or Finance and Administration Manager
Key Requirements:
• Tertiary qualification in Accounting, Administration and Finance
• Excellent Customer Care skills and attention to detail
• At least 2 years of relevant work experience.
• Good positive personality, consulting skills, polite and excellent
communication skills both verbal and written
• Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications &
Reynolds ERA
• Excellent analytical skills
Interested persons meeting the above criteria can submit their
written applications with resume to the undersigned or email
[email protected] by February 24, 2016.
Asco Motors is an equal opportunity employer.
Finance and Administration Manager, Asco Motors
PO Box 129, Pago Pago, 96799 • American Samoa
Manaia Restaurant. Must be 21
years old and able to work day or
night shifts till 11:00pm. Apply in
person. Manaia Restaurant Airport Road. [03/07]
DEMOCRATS!! Vote on the amendments to the American Samoa Democratic Party
Constitution. February 24th at the Toa Bar and Grill, beginning at 4:00pm, ending at
the end of the general meeting. you can review the amendments at http://asdems.
com. [02/24]
SERVICES; • Refurbishment, extension & repair • Built new house
• wall & fence of any kind • re-roof
& repair • plaster & painting • masonry & tile • concrete • electrical - any kind • plumbing - any
kind • USDA piggery - any size •
landscaping - any type. Call us at
733-5472. [02/29]
low to no income families who are in need for assistance. Please call 733-4464 or
Call 733-1573
GRASPP NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION is conducting an open enrollment for the
733-1178 for more information and registration. All applicants/referrals are subject
to assessment. [02/29]
support group for families with children with disabilities. Contat Sandy 731-3959
(English), Ivorie 770-6678 (Samoan).
WANT TO BE HEALTHY? Stop talking about it and start doing something about it.
The “Daniel Plan” is a fun way to get healthy. Join us every Saturday at 8:30am
at the Alliance Office in Nu’uuli (Rose, Vargas Bldg, floor level). For more info, call
Mona 256-1459 Sessions are FREE.
TIRED OF BEING STUCK? Come and check out Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step
program for any addictive or compulsive behavior ranging from drugs & alcohol to
anger management, gambling, grief & loss, as well are for victims of abuse (physical
or sexual), (e.g. molestation). Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Alliance office in
Nuu’uli. The road to recovery is not meant to be traveled. For more info call Mona
at 256-1459.
SAMOAN SAINTS ORGANIZATION Roadside Clean Up on the 21st and 29th of this
month until the end of the year. All are welcomed. Meet infront of Lupelele Elementary School, 5:30pm, rain or shine. Do it for our beautiful island. Contact Jay @
254-0651 for more info.
URGENT HOMES NEEDED FOR ADULT DOGS being trapped at Lyons Park!! Majority of adult dogs trapped are healthy &very friendly but will be humanly euthanized
if no one claims them after 48 hours of being held. PLEASE HELP! Call Mona at
258-4116 or 699-9445.
GROUP SUPPORT HANNAH to rebuild strength, to restore wisdom & understanding
& working together side by side to overcome any obstacle, please call and join us.
Pua 770-6938 or 633-2855
ASOA General Meetings. Will be held each month on the 3rd Friday at 10am at
ASOA Center in Tafuna on Tasi St. All seniors welcome. Questions, call 699-1131
WHEELCHAIRS Old, Battered or Banged up. Pls donate, in any condition to ASOA
so we may be able to help someone in need. Call Marysita 770-1838 or 699-1131
SCUBA FISHING BAN It is unlawful to possess any spear while using SCUBA. Marine & Wildlife Resources. 633-4458 / 252-0445.
Fale. Support your hospital, donate your free time by calling 633-1222 Ext. 199. All
proceeds from Fale sales donated to purchase equipment for LBJ.[till]
HUNTING BAN ON WILD BIRDS & BATS is still in effect - it is unlawful to kill or hunt
wild birds & bats. Dept. of Marine & Wildlife 633-4458 / 252-0445
VETERANS A.A. MEETING Every Thur. 2:30-3:30pm V.A. Clinic (next to PX) More
info Tisha, VA Clinic 699-3730.
ASCADSV (AS Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence) invites you to talk to
us on two TALK LINES 254-talk and 258-talk about anything you want to speak out
about. Anything at all. Talanoa mai.
USED MOTOR OIL? Take it to a LUBE CUBE. Drop off used motor oil at a service
station near you. Protect the land, protect our drinking water. ASEPA 633-2304.
HURTING? ABUSED? Free peer-to-peer teen counseling at Teen Challenge for peer
pressure, suicide prevention, drug & alcohol prevention. TC open Mon-Thurs 9am4pm & Fri 9am-noon. 699-2635/2636 Teen Hope 699-2641
FEELING DOWN and like there is no one to talk to? Contact Catholic Social Services, 8 am - 4 pm, 699-5683 or 699-6611, after hours 258-6302. Where someone is
there to listen.
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samoa news, Thursday, February 25, 2016
Local ASBC boxer to fight in
his first professional match at
Flag Day Boxing Tournament
by Ausage Fausia, Samoa News Reporter
American Samoa amateur middleweight champion Sui Palauni (left) with his coach and trainer
Toleafoa Henry Tavake. According to Toleafoa, Palauni is now ready for his first professional fight on
April 2016, during the Flag Day Boxing Tournament between the American Samoa Boxing Council
[photo by AF]
(ASBC) and a team from Samoa.
➧ Professional boxers in the Olympics?…
Continued from page B2
side nations with no established structure of professional boxing.
Since 2013, Olympics eligibility has been extended to professional boxers who have fought fewer
than 15 paid bouts and were willing to sign a short-term contract with APB.
AIBA thought the lure of an Olympic medal would attract pros, but the organization is still struggling to break the lucrative bonds between pro fighters and more established global promoters. The
elimination of Olympic qualifying strictures appears to be the next step.
Wu said AIBA wants to mark the body’s 70th birthday with the groundbreaking change, and that
the idea has “already received a very strong, positive response from our members.”
Wu said boxing needs to “think about what the future of the sport will be.”
“After 70 years, it is up to AIBA to set up a good foundation which will last for many decades,” he
added. “When I took over the presidency in 2006 I made it very clear the term of amateur is not really
relevant because when you look now at all the Olympic sports, who is really amateur?
“I think the process is very clear and we plan to consider it very thoroughly.”
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American Samoa amateur middleweight champion, Sui
Palauni is now ready for his first professional fight during the Flag
Day Boxing Tournament between a team from Samoa and the
American Samoa Boxing Council (ASBC).
Holding an undefeated amateur record of 34-0 fights in six
years since he became a fighter in 2006, his coach and trainer,
Toleafoa Henry Tavake during an interview with Samoa News
this week said that Palauni is now ready to move to the next step
of his boxing career, and he is 100% up for the hardest move
of his life.
“Palauni was one of my many best amateur boxers for many
years — who I consider as one of the my many Elite boxers.
He has been fighting for over six years with many good boxers
from Samoa and also over here, and from all these years since
we worked together, I’ve notice a huge improvement in his
boxing skills and performance,” said Toleafoa, who is also the
president of the ASBC.
According to Toleafoa, Palauni’s fight will be one of the two
professional bouts during the Flag Day Boxing Tournament,
together with Riley Tuala, who lost his first professional fight in
Samoa last year.
“There will be eleven amateur bouts and two professional
bouts scheduled for the Flag Day Boxing Tournament, so Palauni
will be fighting one of Samoa’s best professional boxers, Tony
Iapesa while Tuala will be fighting Gogosina Ulutoa.
According to boxing records from Samoa, Iapesa has 15 total
professional bouts under his belt with a record of 13 wins and 2
losses, and 4 wins are by way of knockouts; while Ulutoa has a
record of 18 total fights, with 11 wins and 7 losses, and 6 wins are
by way of knockouts.
Records also state that for the two professional fighters, both
Iapesa and Ulutoa have fought once here in American Samoa back in
2013, where Iapesa won his fight against Michael Fonoti of Samoa
on September 9 in a split decision, while Ulutoa lost his fight against
Henry Wells of American Samoa by unanimous decision.
When asked by Samoa News about his decision to change
his boxing status from amateur to professional, the 21-year old
Samoa born Palauni said that this was something that he’s been
thinking about for quite some time.
“Spending the last six years of my life as an amateur boxer, it’s
been my dream to become a professional fighter and be a champion,” he said.
“I believe in myself that I have the skills, the speed and experience as a boxer to fight and win, and I thank God for giving me
this talent to fight for American Samoa,” the young boxer said.
His parents are Fausaina and Faigalotu Palauni, from the villages of Lotofaga Safata and Savaia Lefaga in Upolu. Palauni said
that while he was a young boy, he loved to watch boxing and
when his family moved from Samoa to American Samoa, it was
his dream to become a boxer.
“When I was 15 years old, I asked my father if I could join
Tavake’s boxing club back in those days, and despite my father
telling me no, I made my own decision to join… to train as a
boxer,” Palauni remembered.
Holding an undefeated boxing record as an amateur, he said
that he has learned a lot from his current coach and trainer, and
he will continue to work with Toleafoa during his boxing career.
“I thank Toleafoa for training me and making me the boxer I
am now. Making this hard decision to change from amateur to a
professional boxer was not an easy decision, but because I love this
sport and I was born a boxer, I’ll make sure I lift the level of my
preparations up and to train hard every single day,” Palauni said.
His last bout as an amateur was Saturday, January 30, 2016
during the King of the Rock Boxing Championships, when he
defeated Ageki “Smiley” Fuimaono by TKO in the first round to
claim the middleweight title.
The boxing team from Samoa will arrive on island on April 7,
2016 and will have 7 days to prepare themselves for the Flag Day
boxing tournament, which is scheduled for Friday night, April 15,
2016 at the Bowling Alley gym in Tafuna.
The boxing tournament was scheduled to be held at the Pago
Pago Youth Center, but because the hall will be used to host the
dancing group from Samoa that has been invited for the siva and
pese for this year’s Flag Day, the venue was changed.
“I’d rather change the venue for the boxing tournament to the
Bowling Alley in Tafuna instead of using the hall in Pago Pago
for the event, while the dancing group from Samoa is using it.
It’s really rude in our Samoan culture to use the place while our
neighboring brothers and sisters are sleeping at the other end of
the hall,” Toleafoa concluded.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
O se vaaiga i le fanau aoga (toatolu pito i luma), faatasi ai ma o latou matua, ma le pule sili o le Samoa News, ia Robin Annesly-Dalton (itu taumatau), ina ua
ma’ea le tauvaga Sipela - Spelling Bee. O le na manumalo, tamaitai ia Debrina Alaia mai Manulele Elementary; tulaga lua Avril Regis o St. Theresa Elementary;
[ata: JL]
ma le tulaga tolu Siofu Anesi Poloa o Pavaiai Elementary. Save – Leai ma se
isi na iloaina mataupu pagota sa fasi
tusia Ausage Fausia
Na taua e le afioga i le ali’i Komesina o Leoleo i se
fa’atalatalanoaga ma le Samoa News i le taeao ananafi, “e leai ma
se leoleo o le toese” na ia iloaina le fa’alavelave lea na tula’i mai i
totonu o le toese i le aso Faraile na te’a nei, ina ua fasi e ni pagota
se isi fo’i ali’i pagota ma manu’a tigaina ai ona foliga.
“E leai ma se isi na ia iloaina le mea sa tupu i totonu o le toese,
e o o lava fo’i i Leoleo o le falepuipui, e leai fo’i se isi na iloaina
le tama sa fasi e isi pagota, ana le alu atu lava le leoleo e fai lana
siaki masani i le afiafi o le aso lea, na te le iloaina le tama o lo o
manu’a, ae sa vaai atu fo’i le leoleo, e le matuia tele manu’a sa
a’afia ai le tama i le taimi lea,” o le saunoaga lea a le afioga a Save
L. Tuitele i se fa’atalatalanoaga ma le Samoa News i luga o lona
Ofisa i le taeao ananafi.
E ui na taua e se molimau fa’atuatuaina i le Samoa News
o le fa’alavelave sa tula’i mai i totonu o le potu o lo o loka ai
le ali’i pagota na manu’a, ina ua osofa’i o ia e isi ali’i pagota
ina ua fa’atoa fo’i atu mai lana mataupu sa tula’i ai i luma o le
Fa’amasinoga Fa’aitumalo i le taeao o le aso Faraile na te’a nei,
Fepuari 19, 2016, peita’i na saunoa le afioga a Save e fa’apea, o
le fa’alavelave na tupu i fafo o le falepuipui i le taimi sa tatala ai
pagota mo a latou ta’aloga.
E ui la i le to’atele o pagota ma leoleo sa feofeoa’i i fafo i le
taimi na tatala ai i latou mo a latou ta’aloga, peita’i na saunoa le
afioga a Save, e leai ma se isi na iloaina le fa’alavelave sa tupu.
Na taua e le ali’i Komesina o Leoleo e fa’apea, o le fa’alavelave
na tula’i mai ina ua fa’atoa fo’i atu le ali’i pagota na a’afia mai lana
fa’amasinoga, ae alu ane loa le ali’i pagota o [Samuel] Wright ma
fa’auouo o ia aga’i i le isi itu ma le fa’amoemoe e fasi ai.
“Ou te le iloa pe na fa’afefea ona fa’alogo Wright i le tala a
le tama lea na manu’a e uiga i le tupe lea sa ia gaoia, lea na alu
(Faaauau itulau B12)
Saunia: L.A.F./Naenae Productions
E toatolu isi sui faipule sa tulai mai i le Paeaiga lona 15 o le Palemene faatoa mavae atu nei,
ua mautinoa le toe tulai mai e avea ma sui o le Paea’iga o le a sosoo ai nei, ina ua faamanuiaina a
latou tagi faasaga i sui tauva sa fuafua e tauvaina tofi o o latou itumalo. O i latou ia e aofia ai le alii
palemia, le susuga Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, lea na manumalo lana tagi faasaga ia
Tuula Kiliri Tuitui i le le faia o ni ana monotaga i le afioaga mo le tolu tausaga e pei ona moomia i
lalo o le Tulafono o Faiga Palota 2015. Na lagolagoina e matai e toatolu o le afioaga e matai ai Tuula,
ia le tagi a le alii palemia ma sa latou faamaonia le le faia o ni monotaga a Tuula. Sa tetee Tuula i
lea tagi a le alii palemia ma sa finau o ia e faapea, e lei totogiina atu e lona afioaga lana pili mo lona
uaeaina o le faleaoga i le 2009, ma ua ia le tuliloaina foi lea pili ma lona manatu o le a avea ma ana
monotaga. Peitai sa tuuina mai le faaiuga a le Faamasinoga ma faamaonia ai le tagi a le alii palemia.
O le faalua ai lea ona taumafai o Tuula e tauva i le faiga palota, ae sa le mafia foi i lana taumafaiga
muamua ona o le le faia foi o ni ana monotaga. O lel isi mataupu na manumalo ai le tagi a le tamaitai
faipule o Fiame Naomi Mataafa faasaga ia Fiaola Iosua Lole, i le le atoa o le tolu tausaga sosoo o
alala i Samoa. Na manumalo foi le tagi a le alii faipule o le itumalo Aleipata Itupa I Luga, le afioga
Amituanai Fagaivalu Samu faasaga ia Leo’o Dr. John Adams i le le faia foi o ni monotaga.
Ua le manuia le tagi na faaulu e le fofoga fetalai o le Maota, le afioga Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea
Polataivao Schmidt, faasaga i le sui tauva tamaitai o lo o la tauva mo le nofoa o le itumalo Gagaemauga Numera 3, o Faaulusau Rosa Duffy-Stowers. Na finau Laauli, e le agavaa ona avea Faaulusau
ma sui tauva ona e le i faia ni ana monotaga i lona afioaga o Aopo mo le tolu tausaga e pei ona
moomia i lalo o le tulafono. Peitai na teena malosi e Faaulusau lea tuuaiga ma sa malaga faapitoa nisi
o matai o le afioaga o Aopo ma faamaumauga e faamaonia ai ua uma ona faia ana monotaga, ma o lea
na faamaonia ai e le Faamasinoga lana tetee. O Faaulusau o se tina ua leva ona faigaluega i le vaega
o le au faipisinisi tumaoti ae lei galue nei mo le Matagaluega o Faatoaga ma Faigafaiva.
(Faaauau itulau B12)
Page B10
samoa news, Thursday, February 25, 2016
Le toe tausaga na tutu’u mai ai le “Tui Niua” mai toga ina ua filiva’a sa’o lava ma tama a “Satani” mai Nuuuli i le tai o filigamaea o le Sisigafu’a 1988. O le auva’a
lava lea ua fa’ailo nei o “Tama o le Manu ae Lele” i lenei vaitau, se se’i tatalia faiva i le tai o lenei tausaga, pe tua ma ni a i Sa uma o le a aofia i le Fa’agatama i le tai
[ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
2016. Na mae’a loa lenei tu’uga, e le’i toe fo’i mai lava Tui Niua ma Tui Ha’apai, ma o le toe tu’uga fa’avaomalo na aofia ai ma Tonga.
UAEALESI MOSOOI A LE Malaga Faasao/Marist,
tusia SAM
Maua i uaealesi mosooi a le Fafige Faikakala le to’atele o le atunu’u o lo o gugulu ma tu’u
fesili i le le mafai lea e vaega eseese a le malo ona fa’amalosi tulafono ma tausisi i le alofa i
tagata o le atunu’u.
E le afaina ai le Vaega o Fa’amasinoga, ae mo isi Vaega e Lua o le Tafatolu o le Faigamalo e
pei o le Vaega Faamalosi Tulafono ma le Fono Faitulafono, o vaega ia e lua o lo o mafuli i ai le
fa’asea i le leai o se alofa atoa ai ma le le tausisia o le tulafono.
O ripoti ua maua e le Fafige Faikakala i lana uaealesi mosooi, e i ai tagata ua faamaonia a
latou solitulafono i le Fa’amasinoga ma ua mae’a fo’i ona tuli a latou fa’asalaga fa’a falepuipui,
ae o lo o fa’aauau pea ona galulue i le Vaega Fa’amalosi Tulafono a le malo, atoa ai ma isi
tagata ua mae’a ona fa’ate’a mai ofisa o le malo sa galulue ai, a o lea ua fa’a faigaluega e le
Fono Faitulafono.
Mo se fa’ata’ita’iga e pei o tagata o lo o galulue i le malo ae ua fa’amaonia a latou solitulafono, o le Ofisa o Leoleo, e iai leoleo ua mae’a ona tuli a latou fa’asalaga fa’a falepuipui ae o lo o
fa’aauau pea ona galulue, ae afai e saili se isi vaega o le malo e tatau ona fa’amalosia le fa’amaoni
ma le usita’i i le tulafono, o le Ofisa o Leoleo.
Maua fo’i e le Fafige Faikakala i lana uaealesi mosooi fai mai, ua mafua ona galulue pea leoleo
nei ona o lo o ia tei latou le agava’a ma le tomai e fa’atino ai le galuega.
O le fautuaga a le Fafige Faikakala, e le finagalo le Atua i le ga’o o le mamoe po’a e osi ai le
taulaga, ae fia silasila le Atua i le fa’amaoni, alofa ma le usita’i.
E fa’apena fo’i i le Fono Faitulafono, maua e le Fafige Faikakala le brother-in-law a le
Fofoga Fetalai na tuli ese mai i se tasi o Ofisa o le malo sa galue ai, a o lea ua fa’a faigaluega i
le Fono Faitulafono.
E talitonu le Fafige Faikakala, o le tofi Faipule, e mana’omia ai se tagata e alofa i le atunu’u,
fa’amaoni i le Atua, tausi i tulafono a le malo, toe le fiafia e fai auala fa’aalatua, O le paketi a
le Fono e 100% lona fa’atupeina mai i tupe lotoifale a le malo, po o tupe fo’i o lo o maua mai
i auala eseese e aofia ai ma lafoga tagata faigaluega uma lava i le atunu’u, ae afai o lo o faa
faigaluega ma totogi ai tagata a le fono e leai ma ni galuega o faia, ae na o le nofonofo i totonu
o le potu, ma fa’alavelave i taimi e faia ai iloiloga a le senate ma le maota o sui, o le fautuaga
a le Fafige Faikakala i le au palota a le atunu’u, ua oo i le taimi ua tatau ai ona filifili mai le
faipule e faamaoni ma alofa i le atunu’u. Ua na o se fautuaga a le Fafige Faikakala, ae pule lava
le atunu’u palota.
Vaai ma le alofa le Fafige Faikakala i le fa’afitauli lea o lo o tula’i mai i le va o Asosi Fusu e
lua i le atunu’u, i le feaina’i lea ma fela’ula’ua’i solo, ae o lo o atili ai lava ona a’afia le atina’eina
o le taleni a fanau a le atunu’u.
Maua e le Fafige Faikakala fa’amatalaga o lo o salalau i le ea, i le le mafai lea ona galulue
fa’atasi Asosi Fusu e lua o lo o i ai i le atunu’u, e mafua mai i nisi o mataupu e eseese ai o latou
finagalo. E le aia le Fafige Faikakala i pisinisi a Asosi Fusu, pau le itu ua manatu ai le Fafige Faikakala e taoto atu se fautuaga, ia silasila alofa i le taleni fusu a fanau o le atunu’u, e le o aga’i i luma
ona o lea lava e ta’ata’a mala i le feaina’i o i latou o lo o avea ma ta’ita’i.
Fai mai le tomumu a le isi ali’i fusu iloga i le atunu’u, soo se taimi e fevataua’i ai Faiaoga o
Asosi Fusu e lua nei, e uma ane lava ua tua le to’atama’i o Faiaoga ia i latou o ali’i fusu.
O le fautuaga ma le agaga maualalo, seu le manu ae taga’i i le galu.
ma Aganu’u Pasefika
tusia Ausage Fausia
O le ausiva mai le Aoga Maualuga a Fa’asao/Marist lea ua
tofia e fai ma sui o Amerika Samoa, i le Fa’aailga lona 12 o Tu ma
Aganu’u a le Pasefika, lea e talimalo ai le teritori o Guam, mai le
aso 22 Me e o o atu i le aso 16 Iuni 2016.
E tusa ai ma ripoti mai le teritori o Guam e uiga i lenei
fa’amoemoe, e silia i le 2,500 tagata fa’afiafia ma atunu’u eseese
e 27 o le Pasefika o le a malaga atu e auai i lenei fa’amoemoe taua
mo lenei tausaga.
I le atoatoa ai o le tulaga ua i ai tapenaga a le Aoga Maualuga a
Marist/Fa’asao i le taimi nei, o le vaiaso nei fo’i na fa’amautuina
ai tapenaga a le malo mo le latou sailiga tupe tele i le fa’aiuga o
le vaiaso nei, e ala i le Leitiofoni e fa’asalalauina tu’usa’o i luga
o le Televise fa’apea ai ma le leitio fa’asalalau a le 93 KHJRadio.
I lalo o le ta’ita’iga a le afioga i le Fa’atonusili ia Uta Dr.
Laloulu Tagoilelagi ma le Ofisa a le Arts Council, ua talosagaina
ai nei le fesoasoani a le atunu’u mo soo se foa’i e te maau i ai, e
fesoasoani ai i le au malaga mo Guam.
O le itula e 7:00 i le taeao o le aso To’ona’i nei, Fepuari
27, 2016 ua fa’amoemoe e amata aloaia ai le Leitiofoni, ma le
fa’amoemoe e mae’a i le itula e 1:00 i le aoauli, ma fa’alauiloa
aloaia ai loa le aofa’i o le foa’i a le atunu’u, a o le i tapunia aloaia
le fa’amoemoe. E ono (6) nofoaga eseese ua fa’atulaga e mafai
ona momoli aga’i i ai foa’i a le atunu’u, lea fo’i ua mae’a ona tofia
sui o le Ofisa latou te fa’amaopoopoina ia foa’i.
O ia nofoaga e aofia ai le Pago Pago Youth Center i Pago Pago;
nofoaga autu o le 93KHJ Radio statio i le Pago Plaza; nofoaga
autu a le Arts Council i Fagatogo; Fale Aumaga i luma o le CBT
i Nu’uuli; luma o le faleoloa o le Cost-U-Less, ma le nofoaga o le
aoga maualuga a Fa’asao/Marist i Lepuapua.
I se fonotaga sa faia i le vaiaso nei, na taua ai e le afioga i le
ali’i Fa’atonu ia Uta e fa’apea, e taua tele le sailiga tupe lenei
mo le au malaga, e fesoasoani ai i le faatupeina o le malaga atu
a fanau aoga e fa’alauiloa tu ma aganu’u a Amerika Samoa i isi
atumotu o le Pasefika.
O le Fa’aaliga lona 10 o Tu ma Aganu’u a le Pasefika lea sa
talimalo ai Amerika Samoa i le 2008, na tu’u aloaia atu ai loa
e le Komiti Fa’afoe le manumalo ia Guam latou te talimalo ai
i lenei fa’amoemoe taua, ae o le Fa’aaaliga lona 11 o Tu ma
Aganu’u a le Pasefika sa talimalo ai le atumotu o Solomona
i le 2012, na tauaao aloaia atu ai loa ia Guam le Tagavai o le
Fa’aaliga o Tu ma Aganu’u.
Fa’asala Loretta Selesele
i le toese mo le 6 masina
samoa news, Thursday, February 25, 2016 Page B11
tusia Ausage Fausia
O le Tina talavou lea na ta’usala e le fa’amasinoga maualuga i
lona gaoia o se siaki tupe e $2,000 mai le kamupani sa faigaluega
muamua ai, ua poloaina e le fa’amasinoga o ia i le taeao ananafi na
te tuliina masina e 6 i le toese i Tafuna, o se tasi lea o tuutuuga o
lana nofovaavaaia e 7 tausaga.
O isi tuutuuga o le nofovaavaaia a Loretta Selesele e aofia ai
lona totogiina o le salatupe e $1,000 i totonu o le tausaga muamua
o lana nofovaavaaia, fa’apea ai ma le aua lea ne’i ona toe solia se
tulafono a le malo.
Ina ua maua lona avanoa e talosaga ai mo se fa’asalaga mama
i luma o le fa’amasinoga maualuga, na fa’atoese ai Selesele e tusa
ai o lana solitulafono sa faia, atoa ai ma lana talosaga mo se isi
avanoa e tatala ai o ia i tua e saili sana galuega e totogi ai lana
salatupe e tu’uina atu e le fa’amasinoga.
Na finau malosi lana loia fautua ia Karen Shelly i le fa’amasinoga
ina ia fa’asala Selesele i se fa’asalaga nofovaavaaia, ma ia lava
fo’i aso e 64 lea sa taofia ai o ia i le toese talu mai le ulua’i taimi na
tula’i mai ai lenei mataupu e fai ma ana fa’asalaga.
Na taua atili e Shelly e fa’apea, o le taimi lava na taofia ai Selesele i le toese, na tula’i mai ai lona aiga ma totogi atoa le tupe sa ia
gaoia i le kamupani sa galue ai, le Don’t Drink the Water (DDW).
Sa ia talosaga i le fa’amasinoga mo se avanoa e tatala ai Selesele i tua mai le toese, e tausi si ana tama o lo o i le fale atoa ai
ma lona Tama o lo o ma’i. Na fa’amaonia atili fo’i e Shelly i le
fa’amasinoga, e le o Selesele o se tagata e sola ese ma le atunu’u
pe afai ae tatala o ia i tua.
Ina ua maua e le malo le avanoa e finau ai mo se fa’asalaga a
le ua molia, na taua ai e le tama’ita’i loia ia Mitzie Jessop-Ta’ase
e fa’apea, soo se tagata lava e filifili e fai se gaioiga, e tatau ona
manatunatu muamua i a’afiaga o lana gaioiga o le a fai, aemaise ai
lava a’afiaga i lona aiga.
Na taua e atili e Jessop-Ta’ase e fa’apea, sa tatau lava ia Selesele ona mafaufau i lona Tama o lo o ma’i fa’apea ai ma lana pepe
ae na te lei fa’atinoina le solitulafono e pei ona ta’usala ai o ia e le
I le mamafa o le solitulafono lea ua ta’usala ai o ia e le
fa’amasinoga maualuga, na taua ai e Jessop-Ta’ase i ali’i
fa’amasino e fa’apea, e manatu le malo e le talafeagai aso e 64 lea
ua mae’a ona tuli e le ua molia i le toese e fai ma ana fa’asalaga i
lenei mataupu. E 7 tausaga na manatu ai ali’i fa’amasino e fa’asala
ai Selesele i le toese, peita’i ua fa’amalumalu lona tuliina o lea
fa’asalaga, ae ua nofovaavaaia o ia mo le 7 tausaga i lalo ia ua
tu’uina atu ia te ia e usita’i i ai.
O le mataupu e pei ona ta’usala ai Selesele e le fa’amasinoga,
na alia’e mai ina ua ia saini fa’amalosi se siaki e $2,000 mai le
DDW, ona ia alu lea ua tala i le faletupe ae fa’aaoga mo ia lava.
Ina ua fesiligia e leoleo, na ta’utino ai le ua molia i lona gaoia
lea o le siaki mai le kamupani sa galue ai, atoa ai ma lona saini
fa’amalosi o le saini a le tama’ita’i pule, ona ia tala lea o le siaki ae
fa’aaoga le tupe e fa’atau ai mea e mana’o i ai.
Pili Senate palota eseese ai
Kovana ma le Lutena Kovana
tusia Ausage Fausia
O le taeao ananafi na fa’aulu ai i luma o le maota maualuga a
le Senate, se pili mo se tulafono e palota eseese ai le tofi Kovana
ma le tofi Lutena Kovana. I le tino o le tulafono taufa’aofi i lona
ulufale mai ai i le maota maualuga, o lo o taua ai e fa’apea, o le tofi
kovana ma le lutena kovana pe a palota eseese, e tofu lava le sui
tauva ta’itasi ma ana palota.
Saunoa le peresetene o le Senate ia Gaoteote Palaie Tofau
ananafi e fa’apea, na pau le afioga i le Senatoa e agava’a ona tu’u
atu i ai le pili lenei mo le iloiloina, o le afioga lea i le ali’i senatoa
ia Galea’i M. Tu’ufuli.
Na tula’i Galea’i ma talosagaina se aso talafeagai mo le iloiloina
o lenei tulafono, ma pasia ai loa le aso Gafua o le vaiaso fou,
Fepuari 29, 2016 e faia ai le iloiloga, o le aso mulimuli fo’i lea ua
fa’amoemoe e malolo ai le Fono mai ana galuega, ae toe a’e mai
i le mae’a ai o lana malologa e lua vaiaso i le aso Gafua, 14 Mati.
Ina ua fesiligia e le Samoa News le afioga i le ali’i senatoa ia
Soliai T. Fuimaono, o ia le isi senatoa sa fa’aulufaleina lenei tulafono taufa’aofi, sa ia taua ai e fa’apea, o le agaga autu o le tulafono
lenei, ua oo i le taimi ua tatau ai ona fai suiga o le tulafono.
“Ua toeititi lava soo uma setete o le Iunaite Setete i le suiga
lenei o le tulafono, e palota eseese ai le tofi kovana ma le lutena
kovana,” o le saunoaga lea a Soliai.
E ui e le i finagalo le ali’i senatoa e fa’aali sona finagalo pe na
te lagolagoina lenei tulafono taufa’aofi, peita’i sa ia fa’aalia atili e
fa’apea, “e leai lava se senatoa e le o lagolagoina le tulafono lenei,
ma ou te manatu fo’i e pasia” ma ou te lagona fo’i, o se tulaga ua
talafeagai. O lenei tulafono taufa’aofi na fa’aulufaleina e afioga i
ali’i senatoa ia Soliai T. Fuimaono, Afoa L. S Lutu, Gaea Perefoti
Failautusi, Fuiava Avaloa, Magalei Logovi’i ma Nuanuaolefeagaiga T. Nua.
O se vaaiga i nisi o fanau aoga i le taeao ananafi ae le’i amatalia le tauvaga Sipela - Spelling
[ata: JL]
The Company
Origin Energy American Samoa, Inc is a supplier and distributor of LPGas in American Samoa and has
been doing business in the territory for over 30 years. Origin is also an equal opportunity employer
The Position
Origin Energy American Samoa, Inc is seeking a highly motivated and professional individual for the role of
DELIVERY DRIVER. The position is based out of our Aua Terminal location.
Job purpose
To perform delivery duties for the distribution of our products to our customers across the island and to
perform other general duties.
• Drive delivery trucks (delivering small exchange cylinders)
• Assist with delivery operations
• Assist with servicing & maintenance of delivery vehicles
• Assist in general terminal operational duties
• Follow all HSE policies & procedures
• Must have successfully completed High School
• Must have excellent communication skills (bilingual Samoan & English)
• Must have at least 2 years previous work experience in the position/role
• Must possess basic computer skills (basic knowledge in Microsoft Word & Excel)
• Must hold valid ID & driver’s license (private & commercial)
• Preferably with a good driving record
• Must be in good health & capable of lifting 70lbs
• Agrees to random drug & alcohol testing
Compensation Package
• We offer excellent wages based on experience
• We also offer 401K, paid holidays, insurance package & many other benefits.
All interested persons qualified for the above position can apply in person at our Tafuna Office between the
hours of 08:00am to 4:00pm. Deadline for applicants is 25th of February 2016.
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Ua nofo sauni nei le afioga Leota Leuluaialii Ituau Ale e tauva
i le faiga palota lautele a le atunuu i le aso 4 o Mati mo le nofoa o
le itumalo Anoamaa I Sisifo. Ua mafai lea tulaga ina ua toe faaui
i tua le tagi a Leota Seiuli Visesio ma le Fono a matai o Solosolo,
lea sa latou fesiligia ai le agavaa o Leota Leuluaialii e tauva.
O lea tagi sa faaulu faasaga ia Leota Leuluaialii ma le Sui
Komesina o Faiga Palota, le afioga Malomatumua Mathew
Lemisio. Ina ua valaauina le mataupu i le Faamasinoga, sa tulai le
loia a Malomatumua ma ia faailoa aloaia le fuafuaga a le latou itu
e toe faaui i tua le latou tagi. E lei faailoaina mai le mafuaaga ua
toe faaui ai i tua le tagi. O lo o tauva o ia o se sui tutoatasi i lalo o
le fu’a a le HRPP ma o le a tauva o ia ma le sui palemia, le afioga
Lauofo Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo, faapea le isi sui tauva o Tufeau
Faatuai Pulepule. O le afioga Leota Leuluaialii sa seei muamua i
le nofoa o le itumalo i tausaga ua tuanai ma sa avea o ia ma fofoga
fetalai o le Maota i le faigamalo a Tofilau Eti Alesana.
Ua tofia e le Iuni Lakapi a Samoa ia le susuga Matafeo George
Latu e avea ma sui o le iuni i le faalapotopotoga o iuni lakapi
a le itulagi o le Oceania, le Federation of Oceania Rugby Union
(FORU), e sui tulaga i le tofa Lefau Harry Schuster.
Na faamaonia e le iuni lea tofiga fou i lana fono i le aso Faraile
na te’a nei ma ua maea foi ona logoina le pulega o le FORU. Na
faaalia foi le agaga fiafia o le taitaifono o le iuni, o ia foi o le alii
palemia, le susuga Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, i lea
tofiga ma na ia saunoa, o le faaauauina lea o se taeao fou mo le iuni
lakapi a le atunuu. Fai mai a ia, ua tele suiga ua faia i vaega eseese
o le faalapotopotoga e pei o le ofisa sili o pulega ma le vaega o
koleniga a au masii i fafo po o le High Performance Unit.
Na faafetaia foi e Tuilaepa le tofa Lefau mo le tele o tulaga lelei
sa ia finauina ao avea o ia ma sui o Samoa i le FORU.
O le susuga Matafeo o lo o ia tauaveina nei le tofi o le failautusi
o le iuni ma o se tagata amanaiaina tele e le gata ona o ia o se tama
taalo tuai a le Manu Samoa faapea le Ikale Tahi a Toga, ae o ia foi
o se alii loia sa galue foi mo le faalapotopotoga e pulea le lakapi
i le lalolagi, le IRB. O le susuga Matafeo ua 51 tausaga o lona
soifua, ma e 12 taaloga faitaulia sa taalo ai o ia mo le Manu Samoa
e aofia ai le ipu o le lalolagi o le 1995, ae ono mo Toga. Na maua
lona faailoga faaloia mai le Iunivesete o Canterbury i Niu Sila ma
o ia o se Tiakono o le Ekalesia o le Apia Harvest Church.
o le fa’aolataga
Maua Tusi Paia, Tusi Lauga, Tusi Pese.
lagolagoina e le
O loo faamatalaina pea le tala ia Kaino ma Apelu, ma le mea o loo tulimatai i le
‘au-faitau. E vaai foi pe le o faamalosia e le paepaeaga (system) o le ‘aiga ni tulafono e siitia ai le tagata malosi ae toso le tagata vaivai, e faamalosia ai le pulega e
tasi, o le tulaga e tasi, ma le leo e tasi. E vaai foi le ituaiga faitau lea i le gagana o loo
faaaogaina i le tala, pe le ose gagana e ono sauaina ma faapologaina ai isi tagata.
O le faafiatauli o le faakoloneina o tagata Samoa ma isi atunuu mai lava i le tuanai
seia oo mai i le taimi nei.
(7) - Faafitauli faatamaoaiga - afai tatou te faaaoga le itulagi o faafitauli faatamoaiga e toe faitauina ai le tala ia Kaino ma Apelu, aemaise pe a tele le sao o le
tamaoaiga i le mativa, o le le tagolima, o le leai o se mea e tua i ai, o le saisaitia pea i
tulafono faaletamaoaiga o atunuu malolosi o le lalolagi, e taua le ituaiga faitau lea o le
‘socio-aconomic reading’ poo le faitau faaletamaoaiga.
E vaai i lea ituaiga faitau e le o le ala o le fasiotia o Apelu ona e aafia ai le
tamaoaiga o le ulumatua. Aua a vaai i le tala, e tele atu le tamaoaiga o le ulumatua
(fai faatoaga) na loo Apelu (fai lafu manu). Aua o le tulafono o le ulumatua, e
fesootai lelei ma le tulafono o le tamaoaiga i totonu o Isaraelu. A afaina le mamalu o
le ulumatua, ua afaina foi lona tamaoaiga. A vaili e le ituaiga faitau lea le fesootaiga
o le tala ma le malosiaga faatamaoaiga ua afua ai ona faasolo ina tele le va o le tagata
mativa ma le tagata maumea i le tala nei aua e eseese o la siomaga ma itulagi.
O faafitauli uma nei o loo aafia ai o tatou itulagi. Aua o tatou o tagata lolotu, o
tama poo tina, o tagata o le aganuu, o tagata o loo faakoloneina e ni malosiaga tetele
mai fafo o loo afaina i le tamaoaiga o le lalolagi, o tagata foi e iai ‘aiga. Lona uiga e
taua tele le toe faitauina o le Tusi Paia mai le itulagi o faafetauli o le au faitau ina ia
maua ni tali mo ia faafitaulu.
E fai pea le tatou tala seia oo i le sini o lenei mataupu.
➧ Save: Leai ma se isi…
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ma fa’atau mai ai fualaau fa’asaina mai le Aute, ae atonu o le
mafua’aga lena o le mea sa tupu, atonu fo’i e i ai se feso’otaiga a
Wright ma le Aute, o le mafua’aga lena na tata’i ai loa e Wright
le ali’i lea i le vaega tonu o lo o i ai le tama o le Autu o [Manu]
Lefatia, ma tula’i mai ai loa le fa’alavelave e pei ona fa’amatala e
le tama na a’afia i leoleo,” o le saunoaga lea a Save.
Saunoa atili Save e fa’apea, “E tusa ai ma le fa’amatalaga a
le tama i leoleo, na kiki e Wright lona auvae, oso atu ai loa ma
Lefatia ma ta tu’i ona foliga”. O lo o tetee Wright i le fa’amatalaga
a le ali’i pagota na a’afia fai mai, e lei a’afia o ia i le fasiga o le ali’i
pagota ia Nick Motu, peita’i na saunoa atili Save e fa’apea, e le
te’i te’i ta’u e le pagota na a’afia igoa o ali’i pagota nei, ae fa’atoa
manino le mataupu pe a mae’a su’esu’ega o lo o faia.
Na teena fo’i e Save fa’amatalaga o lo o salalau solo i le ea
e fa’apea sa i ai le isi pagota lona tolu na a’afia i le fa’alavelave
lenei. “E tusa ai ma le fa’amatalaga a le ali’i sa manu’a, e na o le
to’alua lava pagota na a’afia i le fasiga o ia, o i laua fo’i la na o lo
o aga’i i ai su’esu’ega a leoleo,” o le isi lea saunoaga a Save, atoa
ai ma lona fa’amaoniaina mai i le Samoa News, o le Pulega lava a
le Toese i Tafuna o lo o fa’atautaia le su’esu’eina o lenei mataupu.
Groundskeeper: Demands physical labor and
must be self-motivated to perform general lawn
care duties including mowing, trimming, cleaning,
and removing litter for privately owned properties.
Maintenance of grounds keeping equipment must
be maintained at all times.
To apply, please pick up employment application
at Haleck Enterprise Inc. Professional Bldg in
tusia: Leua Aiono Frost
I le taimi nei ua mae’a fa’atautauina le fa’aaliga o ata eseese o le Sisigafu’a 1986 se’ia o’o i le
sisigafu’a o le 1988 i le Fale Mata’aga, Jane P. Hayden Museum, i Fagatogo.
O nei ata sa teuina e le Fale Mata’aga aua sa foa’ia mai e le ali’i pu’eata sa tautiga i lena vaitau, le
ali’i faia’oga i le Fine Arts Department a le Kolisi Tu’ufa’atasi, Geoff Van Kirk - o se fa’amatalaga
lea a le sui o le Falema’ataga Rex Yandall.
E tusa la o lenei galuega toe fa’amanatu mai i le atunu’u mea sa tutupu i lena tausaga, sa fa’ailoa
mai ai se taofi, “O le taumafaiga lava ina ia toe fa’atepa le mamalu o le atunu’u i tu’uga va’a na matua
iloga fo’i ona fili ai tasi e pale i le fa’ailoga muamua fa’avaomalo. O na vaitausaga sa sasao mai ai
Fautasi a le Tui Ha’apai ma le Tui Niua, ma sa fa’ailo le tu’uga o le tu’uga fa’avaomalo.”
“E le gata i lea, ae sa to’atele tama matutua o le atunu’u, sa malu puipuia ai fo’i le tatou malo i
na vaitau, sa soifua mai. E toe fa’atepa fo’i i tatou i le faigamalo sa tutula’i le afioga le Lupega A.P.
Lutali ma le faletua o Susana Le’iato Lutali,” o se tala lea a Yandall.
Ua fa’ailoa mai ua mae’a totogia le $23,434.05 i le to’a 24 o tagata faigaluega a le Matagaluega o
le Uafu ma Taulaga a le malo, i le vaega o e feoa’i i va’a ma faigaluega i luga o le sami.
O latou totogi nei e tatau ona latou maua mai o latou ovataimi i le tausaga ua te’a 2015 ma ua
fa’amaonia mai fo’i e le Ofisa o Tagata Faigaluega a le malo.
Ua fa’ailoa mai fo’i e le fa’atonu sili o lea matagaluega, “O lea itu sa le tatau ona ovataimi le aufaigaluega, sa tatau ona fa’avasega ma fuafua tatau taimi e faigaluega ai tagata ina ia le toe fa’aaluina
tupe a le malo i ni ovataimi.”
“O le mea sa fa’amamafaina, afai e lava tupe fa’asoa a matagaluega e totogia ai ovataimi, e tatau
ona fa’ailoa mai ae fa’afaigaluega nisi e totogia pea i le taimi faigaluega sa’o e mafai ai ona maua
nisi tagata avanoa e faigaluega ai, nai lo le fa’atapepe o tagata faigaluega o i ai, ma tiute e fa’atino
i ovataimi nei.”
E tusa ai ma le fa’amatalaga lava a le fa’atonuili, sa taualoaina e le Kovana le totogia o ovataimi
o i latou uma o lo’o faigaluega i le “M.V. Sili” ma le va’a pailate e aumaia i totonu va’a ma sa
taua’aoina uma i le masina ua te’a mo itula na faigaluega ai i le tausaga ua te’a fo’i. E amata mai le
$51.92 e o’o i le $3,062.00 le tetele o ia siaki na taua’aoina mo i latou sa faigaluega ovataimi.
Ona o le to’atele ua aafia i le ma’i o le ZIKA lea ua fa’ailoa patino mai e le Matagaluega o le
Soifua Maloloina, e le o totogia talavai a tina ma’itaga i so’o se falema’i fa’aitumalo e o’o mai i le
falema’i tele i Faga’alu, o le LBJ.
O le tala mai, e taua lava le siakia o tina ma’itaga, ona o lea e i ai le a’afiaga o nai pepe i manava
o tina pe afai ae a’afia le tina a’o ma’itaga. E ao ina malupuipuia le isi augatupulaga o fanau a le
atunu’u mai lenei fa’ama’i.
Ua fa’ailoa mai fo’i, o lo’o i ai nisi o e na mama’i ma ua iloga afaina tumau i pepe ua fananau mai
tina sa a’afia i le Zika i le atunu’u o Brazil, ae le’i i ai nisi ua fa’amauina mai teritori ma setete o le
Iunaite setete i le taimi nei.
samoa news, Thursday, February 25, 2016 Page B13
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ma’a (E-Cigarette) sa i totonu o le taga o lona ofuvae sa faia, ma afaina
ai se vaega tele o lona vae i le mu. Na matua fa’ateia tagata faigaluega
a se tasi o Pamu Kesi i se aai o Kentucky ina ua latou fa’alogoina le
leo o se mea o lo o pa, ma latou vaaia ai le sasao ane o se afi i le taga
o le ofuvae o le ali’i na a’afia ma mu ai lona tino. Na faigata i le ali’i
o Josh Hamilton ona ia faia se gaioiga e tape ai le afi, ma ia tamo’e ai
loa i fafo ma taumafai pea e tape le afi, peita’i na vave gaioiga a ni isi
o le aufaigaluega ma mafai ai loa ona tape le afi. Ua lapataia e leoleo
tagata o lo o ulaula i lea ituaiga sikaleti ina ia fa’aeteete i nofoaga e teu
ai a latou sikaleti. Fai mai le foma’i sa togafitiina le ali’i o Hamilton,
laki e lei afaina isi vaega taua o le tino o lenei ali’i.
OVA 10,000 FANA “AK-47 UA
O le aso ananafi na taunu’u ai i laufanua o le isi aai o Afghanistan o
Kabul se va’alele mai le vaega o fitafita a Rusia ma se uta o meatau e
fa’aaoga mo osofaiga ma le tete’e atu i vaega fa’atupu fa’alavelave, e
aofia ai fana o le ituaiga o le AK-47 e ova i le 10,000. O le fesoasoani
a Rusia mo Afghanistan, o le ulua’i fesoasoani lea talu mai le tuana’i
ai o le 10 tausaga talu ai talu ona le toe avea Afghanistan ma vaega o le
Soviet Union, lea na atoa le 10 tausaga i le aso 15 Fepuari na te’a nei,
ma manatu ai loa Rusia e tu’uina atu la latou ulua’i fesoasoani lenei
mo lea atunu’u, e fesoasoani i le tete’e atu i osofaiga ma faiga fa’atupu
fa’alavelave a isi vaega tete’e i totonu lava o le atunu’u.
O le mata’utia o le afa lea na a’afia ai se tasi o aai i Louisiana i le
aso ananafi, e le gata sa fa’aleagaina ai le tele o fale ma meatotino, ae
to’a 3 soifua na maliliu ai i le mata’utia o le afa. E to’alua tagata na
maliliu i totonu o ni ta’avale sa paka i vaega e paka ai ta’avale, ina ua
pauu i ai ni laau lapopo’a, ma le isi to’atasi na maliu ina ua lia’i e le
afa lona fale ma lelea atu ai i le togavao. O le afa mata’utia e pei ona
ripotia mai, ua molimauina ai le tele o meatotino a tagata ma le malo
ua fa’aleagaina ai, ma ua lapataia tagata e nonofo latalata i lea nofoaga
ina ia aga’i ese ma saili ni isi nofoaga saogalemu e nonofo ai.
O tama’ita’i e to’a 10 mai Iraq ia na ave fa’amalosi e le vaega
fa’atupu fa’alavelave a le ISIS i le 5 masina talu ai, ua mae’a nei ona
toe fa’asa’olotoina i latou i lalo o se fesoasoani a vaega ‘au a Amerika.
O se osofaiga sa faia e fitafita Iraq ia e koleni ma a’oa’o e fitafita
Amerika na mafai ai ona toe fa’asa’olotoina mai nei tama’ita’i, ma
latou fa’ailoa ai loa i ni fa’atalatalanoaga ma sui o vaega fa’asalalau
i Iraq le mata’utia ma le pologa o faiga sa faia fa’asaga ia tei latou i
totonu o le nofoaga autu a le ISIS i Suria, lea e aofia ai le fa’amalosia
o i latou i faiga fa’afeusuaiga, atoa ai ma le faia o galuega mamafa
e auauna ai ia i latou o lo o avea ma ta’ita’i o le ISIS i Suria. O ni isi
o fa’amatalaga sa mafai ona maua mai e fitafita Iraq i tama’ita’i nei
e to’a 10, ua fesoasoani tele lea ia latou taumafaiga e fa’ato’ilalo ai
faiga saua a lenei vaega fa’atupu fa’alavelave.
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that she has been impressed by the Brazilian government’s handling of the Zika virus outbreak. Speaking
at a news conference, Dr. Margaret Chan praised the government’s
commitment to tackling the disease, its transparency and its willingness to collaborate at both national and international levels. But she
also warned that the situation could get worse before it gets better.
Chan’s comments came at the end of a two-day visit to Brazil
during which she met with President Dilma Rousseff and senior
Cabinet ministers to discuss the government’s strategy for handling
the Zika outbreak. Earlier in the day, Chan visited a hospital and
clinical research center in Recife, a city at the epicenter of the Zika
surge, which Brazilian researchers suspect is linked to an apparent
increase in a rare birth defect.
In response to a question over the link between Zika and microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with unusually small heads
and brain damage, Chan said the evidence in Brazil pointed to the
disease as a possible cause.
Chan also said the government and the International Olympic
Committee are working to ensure the safety of spectators and athletes at the Olympic Games, which will be held in Rio in August.
She added that Brazilian scientists told her the mosquito population
is much lower at that time of year.
Asked whether she agreed with the advice given in some Latin
American countries for women to consider delaying pregnancy,
Chan said she thinks it is important for governments to set out all
available information so people can make informed decisions.
Taualuga a le ASCC i le tausaga 1986 i le latou fa’afiafiaga o le sisigafu’a sa avea ai le susuga
Ameto Pato ma Aiaiuli -[tu ai le taupou] ua le mautinoa le Taupou peita’i, e ao ina fesiligia le ali’i
[ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
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Universal Crossword
Edited by Timothy E. Parker February 25, 2016
1 Dog tag
6 Sanctified
11 Summon
a genie, in
a way
14 French wine
15 4:1, e.g.
16 Metal-inthe-raw
17 Occurs
19 Like a
20 Bog
21 Sound of
23 Clad
26 Cause of
concern at
the polls
27 One of the
friends on
28 Altogether
30 Does some
31 Condescending
32 Furry
35 Bank
for short
36 Sgts., e.g.
38 Type of lab
39 The Tigers,
on scoreboards
40 Birdlike
41 Accomplishment
42 Pieces for
44 Cascades
46 Noisy toy
48 Hunter, to
the prey
49 Broadcasting
50 Old Turkish
52 Fleur-de-___
53 Focus on
58 Columbus
Day mo.
59 University in
60 “Falstaff”
61 “Comprende?”
62 Bullpen
63 Shortsighted
1 Mythical
2 First name
in comedy?
3 ___ de
4 Adversaries
5 Soak up
6 Like some
7 Pool
8 Flight data,
9 “___ boom
10 Drunkards
11 Slatted
12 Bathsheba’s
first husband
13 Legendary
TV actress
18 Birch or
22 Butter unit
23 Ladybug’s
24 “So ___!”
25 Sauce
26 Molecular bit
28 Ancient
29 Twelve, half
of the time
31 Agitated
33 Related
34 Golden
36 Innately
gifted ones
37 Kitchen
41 One way to
be accused
43 Certain
effect, in
44 Short stride
45 Globetrotter’s home
46 Some shirts
47 Chilled
48 Badminton
or tennis
50 BBs, e.g.
51 Antares,
for one
54 “At Seventeen” singer
55 “Long ___
and far
away ...”
56 Maple
57 “... ___ he
drove out
of sight”
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February 25,
Happy Birthday: Go after your dreams. Embrace change if it will help you eliminate the things that are
holding you back. It’s time to fix what hasn’t been working or find something new to pursue. Put yourself
and your goals first. Once you have stabilized your situation, you will be able to help others, but for now,
help yourself first. Your numbers are 3, 15, 24, 29, 37, 45, 48.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pace yourself and don’t offer something that is unrealistic. Romance is in
the stars. Be receptive to the help being offered by someone who loves you. You will get a pleasant surprise if you tidy up your personal papers. ✸✸✸
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Share ideas with someone you feel can complement what you are trying to
achieve. Your dedication will impress outsiders, but not someone you are close to. Be willing to walk away
from a situation that is negative. ✸✸✸
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t believe everything you hear. Someone will try to butter you up in
order to get something from you. Put your energy into self-improvement and a romantic encounter with
someone you consider to be an intricate part of your life. ✸✸✸✸✸
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stick close to home. Work on projects that are intriguing. Taking an unusual
approach to the way you do things will help you stand out and contribute to your advancement. An unexpected emotional situation must not be allowed to ruin your day. ✸✸
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take care of affairs of the heart. Make a commitment that will lead to an alternative plan that promises to improve an important relationship. Change should be put into play. Personal
opportunities and gains are apparent. ✸✸✸✸
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t give in to someone who is using emotional manipulation to get you
to do things. Be firm and only do what you feel is fair. Do something that will encourage you to look your
best. Join a gym or update your appearance. ✸✸✸
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do your part and you will make headway. A romantic relationship will allow
you to explore new possibilities. Your appeal will bring you greater popularity and help you change the way
people treat you. A window of opportunity is heading your way. ✸✸✸
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll be sidetracked by what you want to do instead of doing what’s
expected of you. It’s in your best interest to take care of your responsibilities if you want to be left alone to
focus on your passion. ✸✸✸
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t let indulgence entice you. Trying to avoid situations that need
to be dealt with will only lead to stress. Being honest about the way you feel and what you want is the only
way to live your dream. ✸✸✸✸
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Unexpected changes will change you personally, but if you look beyond
your immediate circle, you will discover an opportunity to bring something or someone from your past
back into your life. Don’t be afraid to be different. ✸✸
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You won’t have any trouble claiming the spotlight. Let your charm,
grace and imagination help you spark interest in who you are and what you have to offer. Hold court and
command attention, and you will make progress. ✸✸✸✸✸
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Make sure you have all the pertinent information before you share your
opinions. Someone will put you in your place if you neglect to give a fair appraisal of what’s happening.
If someone asks you to keep a secret, honor their request. ✸✸✸
Birthday Baby: You’re a peacekeeper, charmer and goodwill ambassador. You’re popular and unique.
Dear Abby
by Abigail Van Buren
DEAR ABBY: Why is there so much angst today over raising children, especially in young mothers? I
don’t remember my mother or my friends’ mothers being so concerned about whether or not they were
doing a good job, and I certainly didn’t gather with my daughters’ friends’ moms to bemoan whether I was a
bad mother. Now there are all these blogs and workshops, etc. on how to be the “best” mom, and all these
lifestyle gurus who constantly tell them not to worry, they’re doing a great job. It just seems like a bunch of
nonsense to me. I think it’s because a generation or so back, moms began to elevate their children to top
priority in the family over their husbands. What’s your take? -- PUZZLED GRANDMA IN THE SOUTH
DEAR PUZZLED: The world is different today. Many women feel torn because they want or need to
work, while at the same time feel pressured to help their children succeed in an increasingly competitive
world. (Is the child academically prepared for kindergarten? Is the child able to work cooperatively with
others? Is the school highly rated enough? What and how many extracurricular activities will boost their
child’s chances of excelling?) While it may seem like nonsense to you, I assure you it does not seem
like nonsense to them. Women of your generation didn’t second-guess themselves because parenting a
generation ago was simpler. If children seem to be the No. 1 priority these days it may be because both
parents feel driven to succeed and are determined that their children will, too.
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my husband for 11 years. We are financially and emotionally
stable. We recently became friendly with another couple who are newly married and not as financially
secure as we are. They spend frivolously. When we go on vacation, they invite themselves along and
assume they are staying in our travel trailer without asking (they have their own trailer they could bring).
They don’t offer to help pay for gas. The last trip we took, the wife cooked only one meal, while I prepared
the rest for a three-day trip. This upcoming trip, they haven’t offered to bring anything.
We don’t mind sharing what we have and helping our friends out, but what we are starting to resent is
the assumption that because we make more money, we’ll pick up the tab for everything. Are we wrong to
feel this way? My husband and I both see this the same way. -- STARTING TO RESENT THEM
DEAR STARTING TO RESENT THEM: It’s not wrong to not want to be taken advantage of. This
wouldn’t be happening if you had established some rules in the beginning, but it isn’t too late to do it now.
Call the wife. Tell her what you expect her and her husband to bring on the next trip, and what chores
they will be expected to perform. It isn’t fair that you are doing all the work and paying for everything
while they are on your vacation. They should provide -- or pay for -- half the groceries, half the gas, and
share any housekeeping responsibilities. Ditto if you go to a restaurant. And the next time they tell you
they are coming with you on your vacation, don’t hesitate or feel guilty when you reply, “We’d like some
privacy this time, so it will just be the two of us.”
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Curry cashes in on chance to play Augusta National
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry walks to the locker room after the team arrives at an NBA game against the Heat, Wednesday,
Feb. 24, 2016, in Miami. Calling it an experience he won’t forget, Curry was part of a group of Warriors who got to play the course Tuesday,
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
and the NBA’s 3-point leader and reigning MVP even made a 10-footer for birdie on his opening hole. MIAMI (AP) — Stephen
Curry makes 3’s everywhere
— even at Augusta National.
Calling it an experience he
won’t forget, Curry was part
of a group of Golden State
Warriors who got to play
the course Tuesday, and the
NBA’s 3-point leader and
reigning MVP even made a
10-footer for birdie on his
opening hole.
As for his score, Curry is
keeping that one quiet. He
plays to about a 2 handicap.
“I’d never been there
before, so it was a real treat,”
Curry said Wednesday in
Miami, after Golden State’s
shootaround practice to prepare for facing the Heat. “I’m
not going to tell you what I
shot, but that was a bucketlist kind of day. I’m a golf
fanatic, so to say I played at
Augusta is pretty cool.”
The round was a championship reward from Warriors
coach Steve Kerr, who promised Curry and Andre Iguodala that if Golden State won
the title he would use his connections and get them on the
storied course. During the oncourt celebration in Cleveland
after Golden State wrapped up
the championship, Iguodala
screamed at Curry, “We’re
going to Augusta!”
“One of my best friends
is a member at Augusta and
he’s taken me there a couple
times,” Kerr said. “Steph and
Andre are such avid golfers,
so I told them — obviously, I
asked my friend first, and he
said ‘Yeah, let’s do it’ — that
if we win the whole thing, you
go to Augusta.”
So when the Warriors made
their lone appearance of the
season in nearby Atlanta on
Monday, the timing was right
for Augusta to happen. Curry,
Iguodala, team executive Jerry
West and Warriors owner Joe
Lacob stayed behind to play
0the course that hosts the Masters while the rest of the team’s
travel party flew Monday night
to Miami.
A few other people with
Warriors ties were involved as
well, and Curry’s father, Dell,
the former NBA player who
introduced his son to golf, also
got to play.
“They had a great time,”
Kerr said.
Stephen Curry remembers
playing his first round of golf
around when he was 8 or 9,
was part of his high school’s
golf team and is a past participant at the American Century
Championship — a celebrity
tournament held in Nevada
each summer. He even got to
play a round with President
Barack Obama last summer,
shooting 76 and doing so while
Obama drove the golf cart.
He made a 10-footer for
his birdie to open his round
Tuesday, and then said that any
amateur golfer can probably
surmise what happened next.
“You birdie the first hole,
it can only go downhill from
there,” Curry said. “That’s
exactly what happened.”
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