Pacific Islands: The islands of the Pacific Ocean divided into MICRONESIA; MELANESIA; and POLYNESIA (including NEW ZEALAND). The collective name Oceania includes the aforenamed islands, adding AUSTRALIA; NEW ZEALAND; and the Malay Archipelago (INDONESIA). (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p910, 880)Micronesia: The collective name for islands of the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, including the Mariana, PALAU, Caroline, Marshall, and Kiribati Islands. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p761 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p350)Polynesia: The collective name for the islands of the central Pacific Ocean, including the Austral Islands, Cook Islands, Easter Island, HAWAII; NEW ZEALAND; Phoenix Islands, PITCAIRN ISLAND; SAMOA; TONGA; Tuamotu Archipelago, Wake Island, and Wallis and Futuna Islands. Polynesians are of the Caucasoid race, but many are of mixed origin. Polynesia is from the Greek poly, many + nesos, island, with reference to the many islands in the group. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p966 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p426)Fiji: A republic consisting of an island group in Melanesia, in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Suva. It was discovered by Abel Tasman in 1643 and was visited by Captain Cook in 1774. It was used by escaped convicts from Australia as early as 1804. It was annexed by Great Britain in 1874 but achieved independence in 1970. The name Fiji is of uncertain origin. In its present form it may represent that of Viti, the main island in the group. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p396 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p186)American Samoa: A group of islands of SAMOA, in the southwest central Pacific. Its capital is Pago Pago. The islands were ruled by native chiefs until about 1869. An object of American interest beginning in 1839, Pago Pago and trading and extraterritorial rights were granted to the United States in 1878. The United States, Germany, and England administered the islands jointly 1889-99, but in 1899 they were granted to the United States by treaty. The Department of the Interior has administered American Samoa since 1951. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p44)Kava: Dried rhizome and roots of Piper methysticum, a shrub native to Oceania and known for its anti-anxiety and sedative properties. Heavy usage results in some adverse effects. It contains ALKALOIDS; LACTONES; kawain, methysticin, mucilage, STARCH, and yangonin. Kava is also the name of the pungent beverage prepared from the plant's roots.New Zealand: A group of islands in the southwest Pacific. Its capital is Wellington. It was discovered by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642 and circumnavigated by Cook in 1769. Colonized in 1840 by the New Zealand Company, it became a British crown colony in 1840 until 1907 when colonial status was terminated. New Zealand is a partly anglicized form of the original Dutch name Nieuw Zeeland, new sea land, possibly with reference to the Dutch province of Zeeland. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p842 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p378)Tonga: An archipelago in Polynesia in the southwest Pacific Ocean, comprising about 150 islands. It is a kingdom whose capital is Nukualofa. It was discovered by the Dutch in 1616, visited by Tasman in 1643, and by Captain Cook in 1773 and 1777. The modern kingdom was established during the reign of King George Tupou I, 1845-93. It became a British protectorate in 1900 and gained independence in 1970. The name Tonga may be of local origin, meaning either island or holy. Its other name, Friendly Islands, was given by Captain Cook from the welcome given him by the natives. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1219 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p549)Oceanic Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia.Islands: Tracts of land completely surrounded by water.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Vanuatu: A republic consisting of an island group in Melanesia, in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Port-Vila. It was called New Hebrides until 1980. It was discovered in 1606 by the Portuguese, forgotten for 160 years, then visited by Bougainville in 1768 and Captain Cook in 1774. It was under joint British and French administration from 1906 until it became independent in 1980 under the name of Vanuatu. The name is native, meaning our land. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p833 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p570)Melanesia: The collective name for the islands of the Pacific Ocean northeast of Australia, including NEW CALEDONIA; VANUATU; New Hebrides, Solomon Islands, Admiralty Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, FIJI, etc. Melanesia (from the Greek melas, black + nesos, island) is so called from the black color of the natives who are generally considered to be descended originally from the Negroid Papuans and the Polynesians or Malays. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p748 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p344)New Caledonia: A group of islands in Melanesia constituting a French overseas territory. The group includes New Caledonia (the main island), Ile des Pins, Loyalty Island, and several other islet groups. The capital is Noumea. It was discovered by Captain Cook in 1774 and visited by various navigators, explorers, and traders from 1792 to 1840. Occupied by the French in 1853, it was set up as a penal colony 1864-94. In 1946 it was made a French overseas territory. It was named by Captain Cook with the 5th and 6th century A.D. Latin name for Scotland, Caledonia. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p830 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p375)Guam: An island in Micronesia, east of the Philippines, the largest and southernmost of the Marianas. Its capital is Agana. It was discovered by Magellan in 1521 and occupied by Spain in 1565. They ceded it to the United States in 1898. It is an unincorporated territory of the United States, administered by the Department of the Interior since 1950. The derivation of the name Guam is in dispute. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p471)Plant Mucilage: A type of viscous polysaccharide that is secreted from PLANTS. It has natural properties that are useful in the formulation of ADHESIVES.Samoa: A group of islands in the southwest central Pacific, divided into AMERICAN SAMOA and the INDEPENDENT STATE OF SAMOA (Western Samoa). First European contact was made in 1722 by Jacob Roggeveen, a Dutchman. In 1768 they were named Navigators Islands by Louis de Bougainville. The present name may derive from that of a local chieftain or from a local word meaning place of the moa, a now-extinct island bird. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1061 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p481)Public Health Surveillance: The ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data with the purpose of preventing or controlling disease or injury, or of identifying unusual events of public health importance, followed by the dissemination and use of information for public health action. (From Am J Prev Med 2011;41(6):636)CpG Islands: Areas of increased density of the dinucleotide sequence cytosine--phosphate diester--guanine. They form stretches of DNA several hundred to several thousand base pairs long. In humans there are about 45,000 CpG islands, mostly found at the 5' ends of genes. They are unmethylated except for those on the inactive X chromosome and some associated with imprinted genes.Gout: Hereditary metabolic disorder characterized by recurrent acute arthritis, hyperuricemia and deposition of sodium urate in and around the joints, sometimes with formation of uric acid calculi.Hawaii: A group of islands in Polynesia, in the north central Pacific Ocean, comprising eight major and 114 minor islands, largely volcanic and coral. Its capital is Honolulu. It was first reached by Polynesians about 500 A.D. It was discovered and named the Sandwich Islands in 1778 by Captain Cook. The islands were united under the rule of King Kamehameha 1795-1819 and requested annexation to the United States in 1893 when a provisional government was set up. Hawaii was established as a territory in 1900 and admitted as a state in 1959. The name is from the Polynesian Owhyhii, place of the gods, with reference to the two volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, regarded as the abode of the gods. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p493 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p2330)Papua New Guinea: A country consisting of the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and adjacent islands, including New Britain, New Ireland, the Admiralty Islands, and New Hanover in the Bismarck Archipelago; Bougainville and Buka in the northern Solomon Islands; the D'Entrecasteaux and Trobriand Islands; Woodlark (Murua) Island; and the Louisiade Archipelago. It became independent on September 16, 1975. Formerly, the southern part was the Australian Territory of Papua, and the northern part was the UN Trust Territory of New Guinea, administered by Australia. They were administratively merged in 1949 and named Papua and New Guinea, and renamed Papua New Guinea in 1971.Glucose Transport Proteins, Facilitative: A family of monosaccharide transport proteins characterized by 12 membrane spanning helices. They facilitate passive diffusion of GLUCOSE across the CELL MEMBRANE.Information Systems: Integrated set of files, procedures, and equipment for the storage, manipulation, and retrieval of information.Geography: The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)Asia: The largest of the continents. It was known to the Romans more specifically as what we know today as Asia Minor. The name comes from at least two possible sources: from the Assyrian asu (to rise) or from the Sanskrit usa (dawn), both with reference to its being the land of the rising sun, i.e., eastern as opposed to Europe, to the west. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p82 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p34)Rhode IslandIndian Ocean Islands: Numerous islands in the Indian Ocean situated east of Madagascar, north to the Arabian Sea and east to Sri Lanka. Included are COMOROS (republic), MADAGASCAR (republic), Maldives (republic), MAURITIUS (parliamentary democracy), Pemba (administered by Tanzania), REUNION (a department of France), and SEYCHELLES (republic).Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Phylogeny: The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Movement: The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.Ecosystem: A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Christianity: The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ: the religion that believes in God as the Father Almighty who works redemptively through the Holy Spirit for men's salvation and that affirms Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (From Webster, 3d ed)Theilovirus: A species of CARDIOVIRUS which contains three strains: Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus, Vilyuisk human encephalomyelitis virus, and Rat encephalomyelitis virus.Hawks: Common name for many members of the FALCONIFORMES order, family Accipitridae, generally smaller than EAGLES, and containing short, rounded wings and a long tail.Fishes: A group of cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates having gills, fins, a cartilaginous or bony endoskeleton, and elongated bodies covered with scales.Raptors: BIRDS that hunt and kill other animals, especially higher vertebrates, for food. They include the FALCONIFORMES order, or diurnal birds of prey, comprised of EAGLES, falcons, HAWKS, and others, as well as the STRIGIFORMES order, or nocturnal birds of prey, which includes OWLS.Radioactive Fallout: The material that descends to the earth or water well beyond the site of a surface or subsurface nuclear explosion. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Chemical and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Nuclear Weapons: A weapon that derives its destructive force from nuclear fission and/or fusion.Cesium Radioisotopes: Unstable isotopes of cesium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Cs atoms with atomic weights of 123, 125-132, and 134-145 are radioactive cesium isotopes.Radiation Monitoring: The observation, either continuously or at intervals, of the levels of radiation in a given area, generally for the purpose of assuring that they have not exceeded prescribed amounts or, in case of radiation already present in the area, assuring that the levels have returned to those meeting acceptable safety standards.Ships: Large vessels propelled by power or sail used for transportation on rivers, seas, oceans, or other navigable waters. Boats are smaller vessels propelled by oars, paddles, sail, or power; they may or may not have a deck.Palau: A republic consisting of a group of about 100 islands and islets in the western Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Koror. Under Spain it was administered as a part of the Caroline Islands but was sold to Germany in 1899. Seized by Japan in 1914, it was taken by the Allies in World War II in 1944. In 1947 it became part of the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, became internally self-governing in 1980, obtained independent control over its foreign policy (except defense) in 1986, and achieved total independence October 1, 1994. (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p915; telephone communication with Randy Flynn, Board on Geographic Names, 17 January 1995)TaiwanChina: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Archaeology: The scientific study of past societies through artifacts, fossils, etc.Oceania: The islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia. (Random House Dictionary, 2d ed)History, Ancient: The period of history before 500 of the common era.Civilization: The distinctly human attributes and attainments of a particular society.Social Identification: The process by which an aspect of self image is developed based on in-group preference or ethnocentrism and a perception of belonging to a social or cultural group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)

Freezer anthropology: new uses for old blood. (1/273)

Archived blood fractions (plasma, settled red cells, white cells) have proved to be a rich and valuable source of DNA for human genetic studies. Large numbers of such samples were collected between 1960 and the present for protein and blood group studies, many of which are languishing in freezers or have already been discarded. More are discarded each year because the usefulness of these samples is not widely understood. Data from DNA derived from 10-35-year-old blood samples have been used to address the peopling of the New World and of the Pacific. Mitochondrial DNA haplotypes from studies using this source DNA support a single wave of migration into the New World (or a single source population for the New World), and that Mongolia was the likely source of the founding population. Data from Melanesia have shown that Polynesians are recent immigrants into the Pacific and did not arise from Melanesia.  (+info)

Molecular genetic evidence for the human settlement of the Pacific: analysis of mitochondrial DNA, Y chromosome and HLA markers. (2/273)

Present-day Pacific islanders are thought to be the descendants of Neolithic agriculturalists who expanded from island South-east Asia several thousand years ago. They speak languages belonging to the Austronesian language family, spoken today in an area spanning half of the circumference of the world, from Madagascar to Easter Island, and from Taiwan to New Zealand. To investigate the genetic affinities of the Austronesian-speaking peoples, we analysed mitochondrial DNA, HLA and Y-chromosome polymorphisms in individuals from eight geographical locations in Asia and the Pacific (China, Taiwan, Java, New Guinea highlands, New Guinea coast, Trobriand Islands, New Britain and Western Samoa). Our results show that the demographic expansion of the Austronesians has left a genetic footprint. However, there is no simple correlation between languages and genes in the Pacific.  (+info)

Geographic distribution and evolution of Sindbis virus in Australia. (3/273)

The molecular epidemiology and evolution of Sindbis (SIN) virus in Australia was examined. Several SIN virus strains isolated from other countries were also included in the analysis. Two regions of the virus genome were sequenced including a 418 bp region of the E2 gene and a 484 bp region containing part of the junction region and the 5' end of the C gene. Analysis of the nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequence data from 40 SIN virus isolates clearly separated the Paleoarctic/Ethiopian and Oriental/Australian genetic types of SIN virus. Examination of the Australian strains showed a temporal rather than geographic relationship. This is consistent with the virus having migratory birds as the major vertebrate host, as it allows for movement of virus over vast areas of the continent over a relatively short period of time. The results suggest that the virus is being periodically redistributed over the continent from an enzootic focus of evolving SIN virus. However, SIN virus strains isolated from mosquitoes collected in the south-west of Australia appear to represent a new SIN virus lineage, which is distinct from the Paleoarctic/Ethiopian and Oriental/Australian lineages. Given the widespread geographic dispersal of the Paleoarctic/Ethiopian and Oriental/Australian lineages, it is surprising that the South-west genetic type is so restricted in its area of circulation. Nucleotide sequence data from the C gene of the prototype strain of the alphavirus Whataroa were also determined. This virus was found to be genetically distinct from the SIN virus isolates included in the present study; however, it is clearly SIN-like and appears to have evolved from a SIN-like ancestral virus.  (+info)

Multispecies Plasmodium infections of humans. (4/273)

We analyzed point-prevalence data from 19 recent studies of human populations in which either Plasmodium ovale or Plasmodium vivax co-occur with Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium malariae. Although the only statistical interactions among, sympatric congeners are pairwise, the frequencies of mixed-species infections relative to standard hypotheses of species sampling independence show no strong relation to overall malaria prevalence. The striking difference between the P. falciparum-P. malariae-P. ovale and the P. falciparum-P. malariae-P. vivax data is that the first typically shows a statistical surplus of mixed-species infections and the second a deficit. This suggests that the number of Plasmodium species present in a human population may be less important in determining the frequencies of mixed-species infections than is the identity of those species.  (+info)

Distribution of two HIV-1-resistant polymorphisms (SDF1-3'A and CCR2-64I) in East Asian and world populations and its implication in AIDS epidemiology. (5/273)

Chemokine receptor CCR2 and stromal-derived factor (SDF-1) are involved in HIV infection and AIDS symptom onset. Recent cohort studies showed that point mutations in these two genes, CCR2-64I and SDF1-3'A, can delay AIDS onset > or = 16 years after seroconversions. The protective effect of CCR2-64I is dominant, whereas that of SDF1-3'A is recessive. SDF1-3'A homozygotes also showed possible protection against HIV-1 infection. In this study, we surveyed the frequency distributions of the two alleles at both loci in world populations, with emphasis on those in east Asia. The CCR2-64I frequencies do not vary significantly in the different continents, having a range of 0.1-0.2 in most populations. A decreasing cline of the CCR2-64I frequency from north to south was observed in east Asia. In contrast, the distribution of SDF1-3'A in world populations varies substantially, and the highest frequency was observed in Oceanian populations. Moreover, an increasing cline of the SDF1-3'A frequency from north to south was observed in east Asia. The relative hazard values were computed to evaluate the risk of AIDS onset on the basis of two-locus genotypes in the east Asian and world populations.  (+info)

Comparison of direct and concentrated acid-fast smears to identify specimens culture positive for Mycobacterium spp. (6/273)

Microscopic examination of respiratory specimens for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) plays a key role in the initial diagnosis of tuberculosis, monitoring of treatment, and determination of eligibility for release from isolation. The objective of this study was to compare the sensitivity obtained with smears for detection of AFB (AFB smears) made directly from respiratory specimens (direct AFB smears) to that obtained with parallel smears made from concentrates of the specimens (concentrated AFB smears). A total of 2,693 specimens were evaluated; 1,806 were from the University of California Irvine Medical Center Medical Microbiology Laboratory (UCIMC), which serves a tertiary-care hospital with outpatient clinics, and 887 were from the Microbial Disease Laboratory at the California Department of Public Health (MDL), which receives specimens from outpatient facilities and clinics on Pacific islands. Of the 353 AFB culture-positive specimens at UCIMC, there was a statistically significant difference in the sensitivity of the direct AFB smear (34%) and that of the smear made from the concentrated specimen (58%) (P < 0.05). This was also true for the 208 specimens positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, for which the sensitivity of the direct smear was 42% (87 of 208) and that for the smear made from the concentrated specimen was 74% (154 of 208). At MDL, where all but 1 of the 45 culture-positive specimens grew M. tuberculosis, the sensitivity of the smear made from the concentrated specimen was 93% (42 of 45) and was not significantly higher than the sensitivity of the direct smear, which was 82% (37 of 45). By combining the results from both laboratories, 42 patients from whom at least three specimens were received were culture positive for M. tuberculosis. The cumulative results for the initial three specimens from these patients showed that the direct smear detected M. tuberculosis in 81% of these patients, whereas the smear made from the concentrate detected M. tuberculosis in 91% of these patients. In summary, when all culture-positive specimens are considered, the sensitivity of the direct smear compared to that of a smear made from the concentrated specimen was significantly different overall in the two different laboratory settings. However, this difference was reduced only if the cumulative results for the initial three specimens received from patients who were culture positive for M. tuberculosis were evaluated.  (+info)

Update: influenza activity--worldwide, May-September 1999. (7/273)

In collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the WHO international network of collaborating laboratories, and state and local health departments, CDC conducts surveillance to monitor influenza activity and to detect antigenic changes in the circulating strains of influenza viruses. From October 1998 through April 1999, influenza activity was moderate to severe in the Northern Hemisphere. Influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominated but influenza type B viruses were isolated more frequently than influenza A in some countries. Influenza A(H1N1) viruses were isolated from sporadic cases in Asia, Europe, and North America, and from outbreaks in South America. Since May 1999, influenza activity associated primarily with influenza A(H3N2) viruses has peaked and is declining in the Southern Hemisphere. This report summarizes worldwide influenza activity during May-September 1999 and the antigenic characteristics of influenza isolates collected during May-August 1999.  (+info)

Modelling the incidence of congenital rubella syndrome in developing countries. (8/273)

BACKGROUND: As of 1997, less than one-third of developing countries included rubella vaccine in their national immunization programme. In countries that have achieved high coverage of measles vaccine, an ideal opportunity exists to include control of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) in enhanced measles control activities. Data on the burden of congenital rubella syndrome are important to guide rubella vaccination policies. METHODS: We reviewed the literature to identify studies of rubella antibody prevalence in developing countries that were conducted on populations with no major selection bias, prior to wide-scale rubella vaccination in the country. We used a simple catalytic model to describe the age-specific prevalence of susceptibility to rubella virus infection in given populations. Estimates of the incidence of infection among pregnant women were calculated using expressions for the average prevalence of susceptibility to infection and the incidence of infection during gestation. To estimate the number of cases of CRS, we assumed an overall risk of 65% after infection in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy and zero risk thereafter. These estimates were derived for each country for which data were available, then for each World Health Organization region, excluding Europe. RESULTS: The estimated mean incidence of CRS per 100,000 live births was lowest in the Eastern Mediterranean region (77.4, range 0-212) and highest in the Americas (175, range 0-598). The mean of the estimates of the total number of cases of CRS in developing countries in 1996 was approximately 110,000. The range was, however, very wide, from as few as 14,000 to as many as 308,000 cases. CONCLUSIONS: Congenital rubella syndrome is an under-recognized public health problem in many developing countries. There is an urgent need for collection of appropriate data to estimate the cost-effectiveness of a potential global rubella control programme.  (+info)

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Maria* is 13 and lives in Temwaiku village, Tarawa Island, in the Pacific country of Kiribati. She attends the Junior Secondary School and likes learning new things. The afternoons are hot and as the breeze from the ocean breaks the stillness in the air she usually comes out of the tiny Buia which she shares with her family. She walks around on the road with her friend Maki*- they giggle and share stories of the day in school, the happenings in the village…There are no playgrounds in Temwaiku. In most places the island is too narrow and all available land is needed for houses, schools, churches, cemetery, stores, clinics, etc. ...
As a technical input to the implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway(AP-IS) initiative in the Pacific, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) collaborated with the Internet Society (ISOC) to assess if a regional Pacific Internet Exchange Point is technically feasible for the purpose of strengthening Internet traffic and network management among Pacific island countries. This study contributes to the policy dialogue of Pacific island countries on the subject matter.. ...
Pneumonia is the single largest killer of children under 5, as well as the leading infectious cause of childhood mortality. More than 3,000 children under 5 died from pneumonia every day in 2012. The disease accounts for 17 per cent of all under-five deaths, claiming the lives of 1.1 million children under 5 in 2012 - the bulk of whom are less than 2 years old ...
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The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) has launched a new website at http://www.pacioos.org. Its goal is to further PacIOOS mission to empower ocean users, decision-makers and stakeholders across the Pacific Islands with accurate and reliable coastal and ocean information, data and services.. The new website provides user-friendly tools and easy access to PacIOOS observations of waves, sea surface currents and water quality. Users can choose from a variety of formats to view and explore data, such as interactive graphs and map viewers. A large set of coastal, oceanic and atmospheric forecasts are also available for different parts of the U.S. Pacific Islands region, including forecasts of potential wave inundation, harbor surge, water temperature and wind speed.. Said PacIOOS Director Melissa Iwamoto, "We are delighted to introduce a modern web presence that is engaging, informative and easy-to-use. As an ocean data provider, PacIOOS collects, manages and serves a wealth of ...
Specialty Crops for Pacific Islands by Craig R. Elevitch (editor) Horticulture, value-added processing, and marketing From Bamboo to Black Pepper, Cacao to Coconut and Tea to Taro-Specialty Crops for Pacific Islands provides detailed cultivation, value-added, and marketing information for 26 of the most important specialty crops for Pacific Islands and other tropical locations. Specialty crops provide a rapidly growing economic opportunity for innovative farmers and gardeners who are interested in diversifying their products. The book provides insights into sustainable cultivation and processing techniques for local and export markets with an emphasis on innovating production methods, postharvest processing, and marketing. This book covers: 26 important fruit, spice, beverage, staple food, and hardwood crops Value-added processing Enterprise development Accessing unique markets Sustainable local food production Economic and ecological viability Multi-crop
There are more than 10 million people living in Pacific Island countries and, as these countries develop, the incidence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases is also increasing.
Sydney: Australia and Pacific island countries are on high alert for the mosquito-borne Zika virus that has been linked to severe birth defects, the media
Canberra - The World Bank (WB) warned, on Thursday, against the dire impacts of climate change on the Pacific islands.. Climate change will hit the Pacific harder than anywhere else on Earth and the regions tiny island nations need major international aid to deal with the challenge, the WB said in a report released at the Pacific Islands Forum in Samoa.. The report noted that even under a best-case scenario - with oceans rising 40 centimetres by 2100 - island nations would face huge costs building seawalls to protect their coastlines.. The worst-case outcome - waters up 126 centimetres by 2100 - would swamp large areas of habitable land in low-lying nations such as Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu.. "There is little prospect that the high costs of building sea walls could be financed by the countries themselves," the report added.. It said that Kiribati and Tuvalu, which are both only a few metres above sea level, may need to consider wholesale migration, calling on Australia and New ...
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) is the professional organisation for around 6400 specialist anaesthetists (Fellows) and 1500 anaesthetists in training (trainees). One of Australasias largest specialist medical colleges, ANZCA is responsible for the training, examination and specialist accreditation of anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists and for the standards of clinical practice in Australia and New Zealand. The College also plays a significant role in the advancement of anaesthesia in south-east Asia and South Pacific island countries.
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) is the professional organisation for around 6400 specialist anaesthetists (Fellows) and 1500 anaesthetists in training (trainees). One of Australasias largest specialist medical colleges, ANZCA is responsible for the training, examination and specialist accreditation of anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists and for the standards of clinical practice in Australia and New Zealand. The College also plays a significant role in the advancement of anaesthesia in south-east Asia and South Pacific island countries.
The head of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is calling on APEC to do more to help small and vulnerable Pacific island economies. The secretary-general, Noel Levi, was speaking at...
Some island nations have explicit components of their influenza pandemic plans for providing travel warnings and restricting incoming travellers. But the potential value of such restrictions has not been quantified. We developed a probabilistic model and used parameters from a published model (i.e., InfluSim) and travel data from Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). The results indicate that of the 17 PICTs with travel data, only six would be likely to escape a major pandemic with a viral strain of relatively low contagiousness (i.e., for R 0 = 1.5) even when imposing very tight travel volume reductions of 99% throughout the course of the pandemic. For a more contagious viral strain (R 0 = 2.25) only five PICTs would have a probability of over 50% to escape. The total number of travellers during the pandemic must not exceed 115 (for R 0 = 3.0) or 380 (for R 0 = 1.5) if a PICT aims to keep the probability of pandemic arrival below 50%. These results suggest that relatively few island nations
On World Diabetes Day, the Pacific Community (SPC) is calling on all Pacific Island countries and territories and the regions development partners to maintain the momentum for urgent action to prevent and control diabetes.. Pacific Island people experience a high burden from diabetes complications, such as amputations, heart disease, kidney failure and blindness.. In addition to causing stress on individuals and families, this health problem - part of an NCDs crisis in the region - undermines Pacific sustainable development and results in significant negative economic and social impacts.. Coordinated by the World Diabetes Foundation, World Diabetes Day on 14 November recognises diabetes as a chronic, debilitating and costly disease that poses significant risks for individuals, families, communities and countries.. To support diabetes prevention and control efforts in the Pacific, SPC has created a "Healthy Shopping List" in collaboration with the Dieticians Association of French Polynesia ...
Wed 1 Apr, 1-2pm. Led by Alice Searle, aid worker and teacher, this hands on session will look at fans, baskets and mats from the islands of Fiji, Rotuma, Tonga and Tuvalu; islands of the South Pacific. There will be an opportunity for participants to handle objects and discuss the materials, processes and the cultural significance behind each piece.. ...
The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs has taken the rare step of issuing a health warning to Pacific people, as the swine flu pandemic continues.
2001) Arsenic in the Asia-Pacific region: Managing arsenic for our future. In: 1st International Workshop on Arsenic in the Asia-Pacific region: Managing arsenic for our future, 20 - 23 November 2001, Adelaide, South Australia. ...
Data represents all ages in the United States, 2009 only. Comparable data is not available; this is for illustration only. Source: Secretariat of the Public Community 2013. HIV Surveillance in Pacific Island Countries and Territories: 2012 Report. Table 2.. http://www.mfed.gov.ki/sites/default/files/SPC%20HIV%20Data%20report-2012_0.pdf Source (U.S. National): CDC 2011. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014, v.26. Table 3a.. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf [PDF , 5.00MB]. ...
On 22 July 2016, a side event, co-organized by FAO, the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Resource Institute (WRI), was held during the 23rd Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO 23) at FAO Headquarters to discuss the draft Strategy and Action Plan on Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) in the Asia-Pacific region.. This draft Strategy and Action Plan was developed by FAO, together with key partners and in close consultation with countries, agencies and experts in the region, based on the recommendations from the 26th session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) held in February 2016. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Marcial C. Amaro Jr., Assistant Secretary of Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines, and chair of the 26th APFC session.. APFNet and ASEAN-ROK Forest Cooperation (AFoCo), two active organizations in the region working on ...
Mr. Ingram was speaking to some 220 participants who are attending the conference that ends in Port Vila today. Government ministers from sixteen Pacific Island countries, parliamentarians, development partners, UN agencies, youth, womens groups, private sector representatives and civil society organizations have been discussing specific policy options and joint actions that countries in the Pacific can take to mitigate the effects of the ongoing economic and financial crisis and build resilience for future crises.. "We should not be talking about reducing poverty, instead we should be talking about eliminating poverty, and in order to do that market forces must be channeled to the poor - and this is where the private sector comes into play," he said.. Mr. Ingram said that the 500 million lifted out of poverty over the past 20 years have principally come out of poverty through China, India and South East Asia, unleashing the potential of their people through access to technologies and markets ...
This is the 2012 project document for the joint UNODC-UNDP Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project (UN-PRAC). The objective of this project is to support Pacific Island countries strengthen their capacity to address corruption. The project promotes the ratification, review and effective implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.. ...
Pacific Islands Overview. Dr Vili Nosa Ms Stephanie Erick. Oceania Tobacco Control Pre-Conference 2011 Brisbane Convention Centre , Australia Monday 17th October 2011. Our Future Health and Wealth. Slideshow 5028754 by zarek
Pacific children experience a disproportionate number of mental health difficulties (Craig, Jackson, Han, & NZCYES Steering Committee, 2007). The World Health Organization (2013) recognizes that 50 percent of all mental health disorders have already begun before the age of 14 and are the main factors underlying disability in adolescence. Internalising and externalising behaviours in children can precede many mental health disorders that have a detrimental effect on other family members and relationships and have the potential to impair a childs development, educational achievement and their ability to lead normal lives (Cicchetti, 1984). Therefore, it is important to examine the factors that influence the development of these problems in children of Pacific Island descent in the pre-adolescent years. It is anticipated that findings from this research project will assist health practitioners to identify and support at risk children. Study aims The aims of this study were to (1) identify the ...
The Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) requests nominations for lead authors of a technical report for the Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA4). A regional technical input is essential for new scientific research on climate change to be recognized on the national scale and considered in U.S. policymaking. Mandated under the U.S. Global Change…
Link to Site Preface This study examines the diverse traditional systems of agroforestry that have evolved over millennia in the Pacific Islands. Attention is also given to present-day urban agroforestry, to agroforestry as practiced in conjunction with monocultural cash-cropping, and to the modern agroforestry projects promoted by governments and international funding agencies. The study is…
Enterprise has a wide selection of compact to full size cars, SUVs, Minivans and trucks to choose from at the Pacific Islands Club Hotel branch.
Key Indicators is an annual statistical publication of the Asian Development Bank, presenting the most current statistical data and socio-economic indicators from the Banks developing member countries.
Mr Chairman, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. It gives me great pleasure to take part in this event. The theme, "Achieving the MDGs in Asia-Pacific through Partnership" is highly significant and timely as we approach the UN Summit on MDGs in September 2010.. Partnerships have been a cornerstone of strategies, policies and programmes adopted to achieve the MDGs. The global and regional partnerships enshrined in the MDG-8 call on developed countries, multilateral donors, and the private sector to assist developing countries through development finance, market access, technology, knowledge sharing, and other resources as they focus their policies on achieving MDG 1 to 7. In the dynamic Asia-Pacific region, these partnerships at the regional level have a great potential. With the increasing recognition of the regional interdependence first highlighted by the 1997 Asian financial crisis, numerous regional partnerships have been formed in the Asia-Pacific region and deepened. This is reflected in ...
RamSoft, USA, March 30, 2014 - RamSoft, a leader in RIS, PACS and Teleradiology software solutions, today announces their partnership with LogicPlus to offer cloud-based PowerServer RIS and PACS technology to key countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. LogicPlus is an ICT Company based in Adelaide, SA, Australia with over a decade of systems experience, setting the benchmark for quality IT Managed Services Infrastructure delivery and customer service.
Our study provides the first description of trauma QI practices, gaps in existing practices, and barriers to QI in LMIC of the Asia-Pacific region. In this study we identified opportunities for addressing these challenges, and that work will be supported by APTQIN.
Browse and download the latest HIV/AIDS data, policies, and interventions for countries and populations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Browse and download the latest HIV/AIDS data, policies, and interventions for countries and populations in the Asia-Pacific region.
The results of this phase III clinical trial indicate the superiority of ibrutinib over rituximab for the treatment of R/R CLL/SLL patients in the Asia-Pacific region.
Republicans also applaud Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and other nations in the Asia-Pacific region for their contributions to the multinational effort to achieve security and democracy for the Iraqi people.. Japan is a key partner of the United States and the U.S.-Japan alliance is an important foundation of peace, stability, security, and prosperity in Asia. America supports an economically vibrant and open Japan that serves as an engine of expanding prosperity and trade in the Asia-Pacific region. Republicans support an American policy in the Asia-Pacific region that looks to Japan to continue forging a leading role in regional and global affairs based on our common interests, our common values, and our close defense and diplomatic cooperation.. The Republic of Korea is a valued democratic ally of the United States. Our two nations are maintaining vigilance toward North Korea while preparing our alliance to make contributions to the broader stability of the region over the longer ...
Republicans also applaud Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and other nations in the Asia-Pacific region for their contributions to the multinational effort to achieve security and democracy for the Iraqi people. Japan is a key partner of the United States and the U.S.-Japan alliance is an important foundation of peace, stability, security, and prosperity in Asia. America supports an economically vibrant and open Japan that serves as an engine of expanding prosperity and trade in the Asia-Pacific region. Republicans support an American policy in the Asia-Pacific region that looks to Japan to continue forging a leading role in regional and global affairs based on our common interests, our common values, and our close defense and diplomatic cooperation. The Republic of Korea is a valued democratic ally of the United States. Our two nations are maintaining vigilance toward North Korea while preparing our alliance to make contributions to the broader stability of the region over the longer ...
Bruce cites his upbringing as the impetus to improve cancer care on a global scale. My interests are just as granular and stem from where I was born and raised, in the tiny South Pacific Island of Guam.
Its easy to dismiss climate change as a threat when you live in a country that hasnt been affected much or that, at most, has only seen slight alterations. But what if you lived on one of the many South Pacific Islands? Climate
Intriguing documentary that turns traditional anthropology on its head. Five tribesmen from a remote South Pacific island travel 10,000 miles to observe...
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The document that reflects the U.S. Policy toward Asia The Truth Shall Set Thee Free *EPF404 05/07/98 TEXT: ROTH TESTIMONY ON U.S. SECURITY POLICY IN ASIA-PACIFIC (Asias security is prerequisite for Americas) (5330) Washington -- The United States is strongly committed to the security of the Asia-Pacific region as Asias stability is a fundamental prerequisite for Americas, according to Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Stanley Roth. Americas presence in the region, and bilateral security alliances and relationships, and multilateral fora such as the ASEAN Regional Forum are key to maintaining this stability, Roth said in May 7 remarks before the House International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. Roth stressed that the U.S.-Japan security treaty remains the foundation of U.S. engagement in Asia. The historic revision last year of the Cold War era Defense Guidelines and Secretary Albrights signing last week of the amendment to the Acquisition ...
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The report presents a detailed study of Window Alarms projects, and analyses the investment and return feasibility of these projects in the market. A detailed account of supply and demand chain of the Window Alarms Market, and an analysis of marketing channels, clients, and industry development trends, is also included in the report. The report covers the competitive landscape of the Asia-Pacific Window Alarms industry, with a specific focus on companies located in Asia-Pacific regions.
Next September, I will host a climate summit to provide a platform for leaders - and I invite all of you to attend. Together, we must all work to raise political will and action for an ambitious, global, legal agreement that sets the world on a less than 2°C path. I look forward to the commitments to climate action that your Governments and others will bring to this important gathering.. ...
Members of the Pacific Islands Forum end their three-day forum by asking all nations to pledge a 50 percent cut in their emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 at U.N. climate change talks in December. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd warns that some tiny Pacific Island nations are in a race for national survival because of the threat posed by climate change.. Violent clashes between police and workers at a South Korean auto factory near an end after the company agrees to keep half the workers at the plant rather than lay them off. After the concession by Ssangyong Motor Company, South Koreas fifth-largest automaker, the workers agree to end their 77-day occupation of the plant.. On the 64th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the citys mayor, Tadatoshi Akiba, calls upon the nation to support U.S. President Barack Obamas nuclear disarmament drive. Addressing the crowd in English, he says, "together, we can abolish nuclear weapons. Yes, we can.". In the United Kingdom, thousands ...
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Climate change will be high on the agenda of talks at the second Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) on August 21 in Jaipur, being attended by all the 14 nations.
Abstract: Invasive plants frequently have competitive advantages over native species. These advantages have been characterized in systems in which the invading species has already become well established. Surprisingly, invader impacts on native communities currently undergoing invasion are lacking from most ecological studies. In this work we document and quantify shifting patterns in plant community structure in a native ecosystem (remnant tallgrass prairie) undergoing invasion by the invasive exotic Sorghum halepense (Johnsongrass). Further, we use manipulative field and greenhouse studies to quantify impacts of potential allelochemicals contained in whole-plant S. halepense leachates on growth of the dominant native grass, Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem), and tested the inhibitory effects of the potential soil legacy of S. halepense on the native grass in the greenhouse. Plant diversity indices revealed three distinct plant communities within the remnant prairie: a native community, ...
ScholarSpace is the institutional repository for the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is maintained by Hamilton Library. Built on open-source DSpace software ...
Human colonisation of the Pacific led to the loss of at least 1000 species of land birds or 10 per cent of global bird biodiversity.
"Pacific Islands". New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. "Pacific". Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (New Zealand). "About the ... The Pacific region with numerous islands is New Zealand's sixth largest trading market and is growing every year. In 2011 ... Because of their small size, the Pacific Islands are some of the most vulnerable environments in the world and are on the ... The currency is the New Zealand dollar, informally known as the "Kiwi dollar"; it also circulates in five Pacific island ...
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Sailing Directions (enroute).: Pacific Islands. Defense Mapping Agency. 2002. pp. 17-. Aratika (15°27'S., 145°30'W.), an atoll ... Aratika Atoll FP (EVS Islands) Coordinates: 15°30′32″S 145°27′18″W / 15.509°S 145.455°W / -15.509; -145.455. ...
He later became an island trader in the central Pacific. From 1867 to 1872 he had dealings with Ben Pease and Bully Hayes, two ... Pacific Islands. State Library of Victoria (183 p., MS 6935). Resture, Alfred. "Alfred Restieaux Manuscripts - Part 2". Jane ... Great Britain, Colonial Office, High Commission for Western Pacific Islands (London: His Majesty's Stationery Office). Alfred ... In 1867 Restieaux was foreman of a Guano excavation operation at McKean Island, in the Phoenix Islands (which is now part of ...
Pacific Wrecks (2009). "Santa Isabel Province". Solomon Islands. Pacific Wrecks.org. Archived from the original on December 3, ... Thousand Ships Bay is a bay located on the south coast of Santa Isabel Island in the Solomon Islands, between San Jorge Island ... "CIA World Factbook: Solomon Islands". Retrieved 2006-05-25. Mobile Geographics map and tide table of Thousand Ships Bay Tide- ...
"Palau Primary Election Polling Begins: 3 candidates stand for president, 4 for vice-president". Islands Times. Pacific Islands ...
Islands Times. Pacific Islands Report. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2012-10-27. "Palau Election Results - Tommy Wins Presidency - ...
Pacific Islands report. Retrieved 2011-06-28. "PAPUA NEW GUINEA". Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum. Retrieved 21 March 2017. " ... Vulum, Sam (2005-06-30). "PNG's Luther Wenge: A Champion Among His People". Islands Business. ...
Hydrographic Office (1928). Pacific islands pilot. U. S. Govt. print. off. p. 532. Retrieved 31 December 2012. Coordinates: 4° ... George peninsula from Lambom Island. Lavinia Bay is a cove in Lanisso Bay, roughly 3 miles northward of Cape St. George. United ...
PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT (27 December 2011). "PNG INCREASES FUNDING FOR CORRUPTION TASK FORCE". PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT. Isaac ... PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT. JOSHUA ARLO (4 August 2010). "Fraud case struck out". Post Courier. SAMUEL RAITANO (17 November 2011 ...
Brillat, Michael (1999). South Pacific Islands. Hunter Publishing, Inc. Page 139. ISBN 9783886181049. Stanley, David (1999). ... Leone is a village on the south-west coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa. Leone was the ancient capital of Tutuila Island. ... Island Heritage. Page 64. ISBN 9780896103399. http://www.airfields-freeman.com/HI/Airfields_W_Pacific.htm#leone http://www. ... When missionary John Williams returned to the Samoan Islands in 1832, he dropped anchor in Leone Bay, but did not want to go ...
"Forum Epg To Fiji Completes Consultations", press statement from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, 1 February 2007 "PNG ... "Former PNG Chief Justice Arnold Amet Loses Provincial Seat". Pacific Islands Report. August 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2017. " ... Pacific Magazine in 2008 described Sir Arnold as "the likely successor of Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare when 'The Chief' ... In April 2011, Amet organised a meeting in Madang so that landowners potentially affected by a proposed Pacific Marine ...
Pacific Daily News. Pacific Islands Reports. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-02-27. admin. "Official 2012 General Election Results ... Pacific News Center. Retrieved June 19, 2014. Kelman, Brett, "Blas running for delegate seat," Pacific Daily News, January 5, ... In April 2008, Bordallo apologized after an investigative report by the Pacific Daily News revealed that she and Senator Jesse ... "Dizon to face Bordallo: Candidate says he'll focus on economy". Pacific Daily News. 2012-05-15. Archived from the original on ...
"Pacific Islands Monthly". P.I.M. Pacific Publications. 46 (1975): 13. 2000. Retrieved 2007-12-11. Papua New Guinea portal ... With a circulation of 41,000, the Post-Courier is the largest selling Pacific Island newspaper. The paper is majority owned by ...
to run for Palau president". Marianas Variety (Pacific Islands Report). 2016-07-22. Retrieved 2016-11-05. Carreon, Bernadette H ... "Palau President Declares Candidacy For November Election". Pacific Islands Report. 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-11-05. "Surangel ... Pacific Islands Report). Retrieved 2016-11-05. Carreon, Bernadette H. (2016-07-20). "Surangel Whipps Jr. Officially Throws Hat ... Palauan general election, 2016 "Palau island election: Brothers-in-law vying for presidency". The Independent. 2016-10-31. ...
"PNG PM: No By-Election For Hela Province Governor". Pacific Islands Report. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2017. "Isoaimo v ...
... served as the main spokesman for the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) at the 2009 United Nations ... Sopoaga was appointed the lead spokesperson for the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) at COP21. Prime minister ... Sims, Alexandra (2 December 2015). "Pacific Island Tuvalu calls for 1.5 degrees global warming limit or faces 'total demise'". ... Paul, Stella (11 December 2015). "Honour Our Right to Exist, Say Pacific Island Leaders at COP21". Inter Press Service. ...
Center for Pacific Islands Studies, School of Hawaiian, Asian & Pacific Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 35: 34 et seq ... Hanlon, David L (1988). Upon a Stone Altar: A History of the Island of Pohnpei to 1890. Pacific Islands Monograph. 5. ... Many of the outer islands were resettled (mainly on Sokehs Island) in consequence of destructive typhoons in their home islands ... March 2015 page 36 The foregoing is compiled partially from Pacific Islands Year Book, Judy Tudor, editor. Sydney: Pacific ...
Pacific Island: Western Pacific (New Guinea and islands northward). Naval Intelligence Division. p. 72. Retrieved 1 November ... Hydrographic Office (1916). Pacific islands pilot. Govt. Print. Off. p. 469. Retrieved 1 November 2011. Gamble, Bruce (15 ... Urara Island is located in the northern part of the bay. The Raulavat plantation lies in the eastern part of its 25-mile ... "Ataliklikun Bay". Pacific Wrecks. Retrieved 1 November 2011. Google Earth Coordinates: 4°15′40″S 151°55′02″E / 4.26111°S ...
ISBN 1-86373-461-9. Calkins, Laura (2005). "Pacific Islands Campaign". In Tucker, Spencer. World War I: A-D. 1. Santa Barbara, ... Once they had arrived on the island, a call for volunteers for overseas service had been made and 500 men had responded. As ... The objectives of the force were the German stations at Yap in the Caroline Islands, Nauru and at Rabaul, New Britain. The ... The Kennedy Regiment had been under orders that in the event of war they were to reinforce the garrison on Thursday Island to ...
"Tonga's Justice Minister, Attorney General Resigns". Pacific Islands Report. June 2, 2009. Retrieved November 1, 2017. "" ... "Tonga's first woman Government Minister - also Attorney-General". Pacific Women in Politics. May 17, 2006. Retrieved November 1 ...
Pacific Islands Report. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-23. ... she has represented the Alliance of Small Island States at the ...
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Pacific Islands Monograph. 4. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-1480-0. Preston, Antony (1972). Battleships of ... to the 1st South Seas Squadron that searched for the East Asia Squadron in the German-owned islands in the Central Pacific. On ... but the IJN feared a bombardment by the Russian 2nd and 3rd Pacific Squadrons then en route from the Baltic Sea and decided to ... 7 October, a landing party from the ship occupied Ponape in the Caroline Islands. Ikoma joined the squadron in November, ...
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Vanuatu is susceptible to natural disasters because it is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire where a large number of ... Pacific Islands * Papua New Guinea * Vanuatu * Solomon Islands * Nauru * South East Asia ...
Kiribati is an island republic in the Central Pacific and the embassy of Kiribati was opened in Taipei in May 2013. Taiwan and ... Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean and has become a popular tourist destination for Taiwanese in ... Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean and has had diplomatic ties with Taiwan since 1999. Taiwan ... some of the low-lying islands have suffered flood as waters have risen in some islands where they have to build seawalls. Palau ...
Kiribati is an island republic in the Central Pacific and the embassy of Kiribati was opened in Taipei in May 2013. Taiwan and ... Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean and has become a popular tourist destination for Taiwanese in ... Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean and has had diplomatic ties with Taiwan since 1999. Taiwan ... some of the low-lying islands have suffered flood as waters have risen in some islands where they have to build seawalls. Palau ...
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He makes his home on a tiny island in Micronesia, a Pacific archipelago just north of Papua New Guinea. For the next two years ... the man accused of killing Peace Corps Volunteer Deborah Gardner on the South Pacific island of Tonga 28 years ago. Background ... Mellen has had a lifetime of experiences since arriving on the island eight months ago. He tasted dog and whale. Hes seen a ... Hes felt the prejudices of the islands rigid caste system and seen firsthand how American aid impacts developing nations. ...
... s only expert on freshwater snails has written a guide to the Freshwater Snails of the Tropical Pacific Islands, but this is ... s only expert on freshwater snails has written a guide to the Freshwater Snails of the Tropical Pacific Islands, but this is ...
Pacific *Pacific - Time Zones and Current Times. *Pacific - Daylight Saving Time. *Pacific - Time Zone Abbreviations ... Kiribati - Enderbury (Phoenix Islands). *Kiribati - Kiritimati (Line Islands). *Kiritimati (Christmas Island). *Marshall ...
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... satellite pay TV service that was launched in 2005 to broadcast an array of channels to island countries across the Pacific. ... and also SKY Pacific, the Pacifics premium DTH (Direct to Home) ... is the leading television broadcaster in Fiji and the Pacific ... Latest News Around The Pacific News Archives Feature Interviews FICAC given 7 days to respond to Ganesh Chands strike out ... 2016 Fiji Television Limited , Disclaimer , Privacy , Advertise with Us , News , Sports , Business , Pacific News , TV Guide , ...
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Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat "Backgrounder: Pacific Islands Forum", Xinhua, August 18, 2008 Articles on Pacific Islands ... Forty-Seventh Pacific Islands Forum. Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. 2016-09-10. Retrieved 2016-09-15. The Pacific Islands ... At the Forum Island Leaders Meeting held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands on 28 August 2012, nine members signed the Pacific Island ... The Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA) aims to establish a free-trade area between 14 of the Pacific Islands ...
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... Thank you for accessing the webpages of the Pacific Islands Rheumatic Heart Disease ... The Network comprises a group of clinicians and scientists at institutions across Pacific Island Nations working alongside ...
HI and is part of the Pacific Region U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ... Pacific Islands Fish and wildlife Office is located in Honolulu ... Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office. Pacific Region Home. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Home Page , Department of the ... Endangered Species in the Pacific Islands. Hawaiian Hawk / Buteo solitarius / Io. This graceful bird of prey measures 16 to 18 ... Based on six months of survey, it was concluded that the io occurred only on the Big Island. Historical records show that the ...
... become scarcer on Pacific islands and migration flows bigger, that generosity may start to wear thin, Corendea warned.If ... the UNU-EHS study noted.It urges Pacific island nations to not only work on their own national and customary laws, to ensure ... an international relations expert at the University of the South Pacific, noted that for many island communities with deep ties ... Migrant families from the low-lying Carteret Islands, part of Papua New Guinea, spent more than a decade trying to find land ...
Pacific 1985. Members of the RW crew help Islanders on board. 05/14/1985 ... Pacific 1985. Members of the RW crew help Islanders on board. 05/14/1985 ... A photo posted by Greenpeace Australia Pacific (@greenpeaceaustp) on Nov 19, 2015 at 7:40pm PST ...
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Kiribati and the Marshall Islands - are all in the South Pacific. ... South Pacific islands to ban Western junk food to improve ... Its a policy that could well benefit other South Pacific nations, which have some of the highest obesity rates in the world, a ... Authorities in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu have pledged to ban imported Western food in an attempt to ward off ... Vanuatu is made up of 80 islands that stretch for 1,300 kilometres Credit: ALAMY ...
Center for Pacific Islands Studies Oceanic Moving Images New Search ... An interactive geography series that introduces 4th grade students to the Pacific Islands. Hosted by Sue Arsiga. Originally ...
Borneo is situated southeast of the Malay Peninsula in the Greater Sunda Islands group of the Malay Archipelago. The island is ... It is the third largest island in the world, surpassed in size by only Greenland and New Guinea. ... island in the extreme southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. ... island, Pacific Ocean. Written By: *The Editors of Encyclopædia ... Borneo, island in the extreme southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. It is the third largest island in the world, surpassed in ...
Although 12 Pacific Island countries resolved to combat the problem at the Pacific Regional Workshop on Combating Poverty and ... In response to each countrys particular needs, the UN is in the early phases of planning joint initiatives with Pacific Island ... But is it becoming an issue in the Pacific? Recent research coordinated by a team of UN agencies in the Pacific shows it is - ... at the request of Pacific Island governments, an initial round of situation analyses looking at the commercial sexual ...
... forestry and the environment in Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs). The development of the Pacific Islands PLD ... The Pacific Islands Pest List Database (PLD) stores records of pests that are currently known to affect agriculture, ... PICT trading partners, often other Pacific islands, need to know the risks involved when planning to trade in a particular ... Each PICT is responsible for their own country PLD, including uploading new data to the Pacific Islands PLD. This ...
Visiting Palau to shore up Taiwans relations in the Pacific -- where ... as the Solomon Islands considers switching diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing. ... Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned Pacific island nations Thursday against empty promises of financial aid from China, ... Wu said Taiwanese allies considering a switch to China should look at Nauru, a Pacific island which dumped Taipei for Beijing ...
  • I've written a travel report for the Marshall Islands which includes lots of photos, sight-seeing, transportation, eating out and accommodation tips. (fodors.com)
  • The Royal Australian navy liaison to the Republic of Marshall Islands contacted Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu watchstanders at 10 p.m. Thursday and reported the vessel as 24 hours overdue. (dvidshub.net)
  • An Air Marshall Islands aircraft was also launched for the search. (dvidshub.net)
  • The Republic of the Marshall Islands 107-foot patrol boat Lomor was diverted and picked up the survivors. (dvidshub.net)
  • I congratulate the Marshall Islands on assuming the Chairmanship earlier this month and on the successful Forum Leaders meeting in Majuro. (un.org)
  • In this regard, we look forward to further continuing to strengthen our partnership with the [Pacific Islands Forum] under the leadership of the Marshall Islands. (un.org)
  • Majuro (February 26, 2018)- Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Dame Meg Taylor is in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) this week for a series of high level meeting. (forumsec.org)
  • The Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP) continued to promote the integration of monitoring resources and development of tools to support monitoring in 2018. (usgs.gov)
  • YAREN, 05 SEPTEMBER 2018 (NEWSHUB) - Reporting on refugee situation in Nauru has been a tinderbox since before journalists even arrived on the island. (fijitimes.com)
  • Papeete, French Polynesia (March 20, 2018) - Region-wide policy consultations across Pacific Islands Forum members to ensure an inclusive approach to addressing common issues reaches one of i. (forumsec.org)
  • JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 8 March 2018 (Pacific region) - This International Women's Day, a new EUR18.2 million regional programme to improve gender equality and address vio. (forumsec.org)
  • As the U.S. National Park Service works to restore the natural communities and functions of wetland ecosystems on the island, the eradication of the tilapia population is considered necessary to fully achieve. (usgs.gov)
  • Using state of the art methods, researchers searched for clues about past human modifications of island ecosystems from an unusual source - the bones of long-dead rats recovered from archaeological sites. (eurekalert.org)
  • The arrival of the rat had profound impacts on island ecosystems. (eurekalert.org)
  • Importantly, commensal animals like the Pacific rat occupy a unique position in human ecosystems. (eurekalert.org)
  • Their diets thus provide insights into the food available in human settlements as well as changes to island ecosystems more broadly. (eurekalert.org)
  • Scientists predict ocean temperatures will rise in the equatorial Pacific by the end of the century, wreaking havoc on coral reef ecosystems. (eurekalert.org)
  • So Karnauskas and Cohen began to investigate how the EUC would affect the equatorial islands' reef ecosystems, starting with global climate models that simulate effects in a warming world. (eurekalert.org)
  • This table lists invasive and potentially invasive plant species profiled by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER) that occur in Japan (offshore islands) . (hear.org)
  • Scientists have predicted that ocean temperatures will rise in the equatorial Pacific by the end of the century, wreaking havoc on coral reef ecosystems. (bio-medicine.org)
  • This table lists invasive and potentially invasive plant species profiled by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER) that occur on Jarvis Island . (hear.org)
  • An old photograph of one of the many magazines adorns the wall of the command office building at Naval Magazine Indian Island on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (theintelligencer.com)
  • LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pacific islanders may be among the first people in the world forced to migrate as a clear result of climate change - but a range of thorny legal obstacles stands in the way of that happening successfully, researchers warned on Thursday. (reuters.com)
  • The Guardian reports that representatives from 18 Pacific nations are under pressure from Amnesty International and dozens of other groups to discuss Australia's offshore-detention regime at the four-day event, along with planned talks on climate change and China's growing influence. (crikey.com.au)
  • Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Climate Change and the Pacific Islands was developed by the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment, a collaborative effort engaging federal, state, and local government agencies, non-government organizations, academician, businesses, and community groups to inform and prioritize their activities in the face of a changing climate. (islandpress.org)
  • The book assesses the state of knowledge about climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the Hawaiian archipelago and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands. (islandpress.org)
  • With some areas of the Pacific Islands only 15 feet above sea level, these nations are among the most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, but face daunting challenges in responding fully. (usaid.gov)
  • The particular challenges of the Pacific island nations - the threat of climate change, vulnerability to natural disasters, and the high cost caused by small isolated area and population size - were presented to Asia-Pacific leaders at a critical United Nations regional meeting and were met with specific declarations of support from a number of member States. (unescap.org)
  • For many countries the effects of climate change may not yet be obvious, but for the people in the Pacific Islands the threat is very real. (un.org.au)
  • But a new study shows that climate change could cause ocean currents to operate in a way that mitigates warming near a handful of islands right on the equator. (eurekalert.org)
  • Surprisingly, these Pacific islands within two degrees north and south of the equator may become isolated climate change refuges for corals and fish. (eurekalert.org)
  • Karnauskas, a climate scientist, was working with coral scientist Cohen to explore how climate change would affect central equatorial Pacific reefs. (eurekalert.org)
  • Think Pacific Islands-the focus of a unique NCEH photojournalism project studying the effects of climate change. (cdc.gov)
  • The project focused on the Republic of Palau and aimed to raise global awareness of the public health effects of climate change on all Pacific Islanders. (cdc.gov)
  • A civil society delegate from the United States has released a prelude statement for the SIDS Final Preparatory Committee Meeting in June 2014 at United Nations Department of Sustainable Development (New York) regarding new voluntary commitments and partnerships for sustainable development, climate change and creation of global partnerships to help enhance biodiversity and economy in Small Island Developing States ( S I D S ). (andhranews.net)
  • Although most islands in the Pacific are small, their knowledge systems include valuable insights on seasonal cycles, ecological processes, and the management of biocultural diversity that are relevant at a broad scale for understanding resilience and adaptability to the social-ecological effects of climate change. (ecologyandsociety.org)
  • 2013). Here, we suggest that understanding the role of ILK in the small islands of the Pacific is critical to understanding resilience and adaptation, not only because the islands are extremely exposed to the forecasted effects of climate change (FAO 2010, Keener et al. (ecologyandsociety.org)
  • Borneo is largely covered in dense rainforest , and both the floral and the faunal populations of the island are extremely varied. (britannica.com)
  • Estimates have ranged from about 800 to up to 2000 bird species and up to 8000 extinctions of local island populations. (abc.net.au)
  • A total of 618 populations of 193 nonpasserine landbirds were identified on the 41 islands, comprising 371 populations present at the time of European contact and 247 populations known only as fossils. (abc.net.au)
  • Through collective action as one Blue Pacific continent the Pacific Islands Forum will work to ensure that its most marginalised populations, especially women and girls in rural areas, share equall. (forumsec.org)
  • Particularly in outer islands in the Pacific where the populations depend on local sources for food and water, the results are severe and relatively long lasting. (cdc.gov)
  • On the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Hawaii, populated by several ethnic groups, and where about 50% of the total adult populations were estimated to have been infected with Toxoplasma gondii , a marked variation in prevalence of infection by ethnic group was observed. (ajtmh.org)
  • Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) (2013) ICT4D Policies and Strategies. (springer.com)
  • The Pacific Research Program (PRP) is a consortium partnership between the Lowy Institute and the Australian National University's Department of Pacific Affairs and Development Policy Centre , with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • The PRP is designed to be a globally pre-eminent centre of excellence for research on the Pacific. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • One of the most ambitious and widespread migrations in human history began c. 3000 years ago, as people began voyaging across the Pacific Ocean--beyond the visible horizon--in search of new islands. (eurekalert.org)
  • But Karnauskas's and Cohen's results say waters on the western sides of the islands will warm more slowly than at islands 2 degrees (or 138 miles) north and south of the equator that are not in the way of the EUC. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Taiwan Austronesian Language Heritage Connecting Pacific Island Peoples: Diplomacy and Values" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • Pacific Diaspora brings together the individual and community histories of Pacific Island peoples in the U.S. It is designed for use in Pacific and ethnic studies courses, but it will also find an audience among those with a general interest in Pacific Islander Americans. (google.com)
  • Small Pacific Islands and the knowledge-practice-belief systems of their peoples have a long history of resilience to environmental variability and unpredictability, including in areas with marginal habitats and with periodic, severe disturbance (e.g., drought, flood, storms, and tsunami). (ecologyandsociety.org)
  • Mass extinction Human colonisation of the Pacific led to the loss of at least 1000 species of land birds or 10 per cent of global bird biodiversity. (abc.net.au)
  • Lead author Professor Richard Duncan of the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra says although the widespread extinction of birds in the Pacific between 700 and 3500 years ago has long been known, there has been debate over the true extent of the losses. (abc.net.au)
  • Use these social-bookmarking links to share Humans wiped out Pacific island birds . (abc.net.au)
  • We will stop at a variety of coral-fringed islands where we will visit Melanesian villages and look for such birds as Solomon Island Sea-eagle, Red-knobbed Imperial-pigeon, Ducorps' Cockatoo, Yellow-bibbed Lory, Finsch's Pygmy-parrot, Buff-headed Coucal, Yellow-eyed Cuckoo-shrike and Steel-blue Flycatcher. (naturetrek.co.uk)
  • Early signs already indicate that rare birds found nowhere else in the world (endemic) and other native plants and animals are recovering as the remote islands return to their former glory. (birdlife.org)
  • While the success of this project is vital to securing the future for these globally threatened birds, it also provides important safe habitat for other endemic species in a region where there is very little invasive-predator-free habitat", explained Richard Griffiths, Island Conservation's Project Director. (birdlife.org)
  • These results help resolve a long-standing taxonomic quagmire and have important implications for Pacific biogeography and the tempo and mode of speciation in island birds. (nysed.gov)
  • Tonga (only main islands or groups, on north-south order. (wikipedia.org)
  • A good example is the Kingdom of Tonga, which has 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited, spread over an area which is the size of Texas. (psmag.com)
  • Mozambique tilapia, a highly invasive non-native fish of the family Cichlidae, were discovered in a wetland in Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park on the Big Island of Hawai'i. (usgs.gov)
  • Pacific Islands Report is a nonprofit news publication of the Pacific Islands Development Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai'i. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • With its return, 32 years after it set sail from Hawai'i on its first voyage, thoughts turn to the founders of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and others who helped ignite the revival of traditional, non-instrument voyaging in the Pacific. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • This is the only contemporary text on the Pacific Islands that covers both environment and sociocultural issues and will thus be indispensable for any serious student of the region. (wikipedia.org)
  • Torba province, the northernmost island grouping in the sprawling archipelago, which has a population of just under 10,000 people, mostly subsistence farmers, aims to introduce legislation within two years prohibiting all foreign food, with the aim of becoming an entirely organic region by 2020. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • 50,000 years of Australian and Pacific archaeology masterfully surveyed by a new generation of scholars - this is a 'must have' for every archaeologist working in the region. (wiley.com)
  • This new collection usefully focuses attention on recent developments in the archaeology of Australia and the Pacific and includes particularly thoughtful perspectives on the politics of archaeology in the region. (wiley.com)
  • This chapter explains the purpose of the book, which is to examine the state of e-government in the Pacific Islands, and how information and communication technology is changing the practice of government in the region. (springer.com)
  • This week's proceedings are a precursor to the Ministerial Segment that will be held from 17 - 19 May where the focus will be on developing supportive financial systems and green growth for achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the Asia-Pacific region. (unescap.org)
  • A large set of coastal, oceanic and atmospheric forecasts are also available for different parts of the U.S. Pacific Islands region, including forecasts of potential wave inundation, harbor surge, water temperature and wind speed. (phys.org)
  • Explore the new website-from mobile devices or desktops-to discover the latest data and to find out more about the diverse and dynamic Pacific Islands region. (phys.org)
  • This meeting is particularly timely, as there are many important events on the horizon that could have a significant impact on the Pacific region. (un.org)
  • The Pacific region is changing rapidly. (un.org)
  • The East-West Center is a leader in educating people of the Asia Pacific region, including the United States, to meet the evolving demands and interdependency of global change. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • The East-West Center Research Program Noon Seminar Series seeks to disseminate research and policy finding on environmental, social, economic, political, and international relations issues in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • The East-West Center's AsiaPacificEd Program for Schools supports the Center's mission by providing global learning and exchange opportunities for educators and students in the United States and in the Asia Pacific region. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • Offered as a free service to readers around the world, PIR provides an edited digest of news, commentary and analysis from across the Pacific region, Monday through Friday. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • There's nothing that leaves the Northwest region that doesn't come by NAVMAG Indian Island or isn't serviced at sea with conventional ordnance that's supplied by Indian Island," Pulley said. (theintelligencer.com)
  • Epidemiological data suggested that recent transmission of DENV-4 in FP started in the Leeward Islands and this serotype quickly displaced DENV-1 throughout FP. (nih.gov)
  • On color-enhanced satellite maps showing measurements of global ocean chlorophyll levels, these productive patches of ocean stand out as bright green or red spots--for example, around the Galapagos Islands in the Eastern Pacific. (eurekalert.org)
  • Wu said he had a "friendly" and "frank" meeting with Solomons Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at this month's Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu. (yahoo.com)
  • Tuvalu the Pacific island group often cited by climate alarmists as the nation most immediately at risk from rising sea levels caused by global warming is not sinking after all. (freerepublic.com)
  • It found eight of the atolls and almost three-quarters of the islands grew during the study period, lifting Tuvalu s total land area by 2.9 percent, even though sea levels in the country rose at twice the global average. (freerepublic.com)
  • Travelers to Asia and the Pacific Islands can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites . (cdc.gov)
  • Recent Pacific Regional Chiefs of Police Conferences have noted increases in transnational and organised crime, people smuggling and sex crimes, however, reliable statistics are few and far between. (unicef.org)
  • The most plausible explanation for the small size is that the Flores people, like the animals with whom they lived, succumbed to the island rule. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Our signature Islands private dining room can accommodate up to 50 people. (opentable.com)
  • The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs has taken the rare step of issuing a health warning to Pacific people, as the swine flu pandemic continues. (radionz.co.nz)
  • Pacific people had high rates of diabetes and infant mortality, and many lived in overcrowded conditions in which infections spread easily. (teara.govt.nz)
  • In 2013 Pacific people were 7.4% of New Zealand's population. (teara.govt.nz)
  • cancer - Pacific people had similar rates to other New Zealanders for most cancers, but often did not seek treatment until the cancer was more advanced. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Pacific people tended to have lower incomes than other New Zealanders, and were more likely to be unemployed. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Pacific people were also more likely to live in overcrowded, poor-quality housing, which encouraged disease to spread. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Traditional attitudes to health and illness can also be important factors in poor health among Pacific people. (teara.govt.nz)
  • smoking - Pacific people were more likely than average to smoke. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Pacific people were more often admitted to hospital for preventable conditions such as asthma and diabetes than the general population. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Some medical services focused on the health needs of Pacific people had been set up. (teara.govt.nz)
  • A near-universal pattern of changing rat bone nitrogen isotope values through time was linked to native species extinctions and changes in soil nutrient cycling after people arrived on the islands. (eurekalert.org)
  • Just convince people on one of these islands to plant coconut trees from a single variety (or a handful of distinctly different varieties), and the problem, at least for that small corner of the coconut's gene pool, is practically solved. (wlrn.org)
  • World War II veteran Paul Stocker, seen with a photo of himself as a Navy gunner, is fighting another battle, this time for the indigenous people of the island of Bougainville. (minesandcommunities.org)
  • The "People & Reefs in the Pacific" section provides a deeper exploration of the issues considered in each sphere and the interactions between spheres. (reefbase.org)
  • Briguglio (1995) Small island developing states and their economic vulnerabilities. (springer.com)
  • The Network comprises a group of clinicians and scientists at institutions across Pacific Island Nations working alongside investigators from the UK, France and Australia with the aim of using human genetics research to investigate susceptibility to rheumatic heart disease (RHD). (ox.ac.uk)
  • This book is a state-of-the-art introduction to the archaeology of Oceania, covering both Australia and the Pacific Islands. (wiley.com)
  • The new find is certain to influence a flourishing debate over the human presence both in Indonesia and on Flores, which lies immediately east of the so-called Wallace Line dividing islands that were once connected to Australia or Asia, and those, such as Flores, that have been surrounded by water for the last 2.6 million years. (washingtonpost.com)
  • India's links with the Pacific Island nations, separated from India by 4,000 miles and two oceans, have been limited, compared to China's expanding presence in the islands, situated to the east of Australia. (mangalorean.com)
  • China's increased presence in the Pacific also helps it isolate self-ruling Taiwan, which it sees as part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary. (yahoo.com)
  • Cullen R, Hassall G (2013) An information ecology approach to sustainable E-government among small island developing states in the Pacific. (springer.com)
  • USAID focuses on helping Pacific Island nations cope with the changing environmental conditions while improving lives and building a more sustainable, equitable future for all. (usaid.gov)
  • This would promote inclusive and sustainable development as well as provide mutual benefit to both Pacific and Asian members of ESCAP', said Hon. Sela Molisa. (unescap.org)
  • Just two years after ambitious efforts by a team of international conservation organisations to rid French Polynesia's Acteon & Gambier island groups of invasive mammals began, five of six targeted islands are now confirmed as predator-free-a ground-breaking one thousand hectares in total. (birdlife.org)
  • Even the best global models, with their planet-scale views and lower resolution, cannot predict conditions in areas as small as these small islands, Karnauskas said. (eurekalert.org)
  • But even the best global models, with their planet-scale views and lower resolution, cannot predict conditions in areas as small as small islands, Karnauskas said. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The East-West Center Research Program engages the research and policy communities in the US and the Asia Pacific on issues of common concern. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • The Noon Seminar Series invites scholars, advocates, and government officials from throughout the U.S., Asia and the Pacific to share their findings with planners, academics, policymakers, regional specialists, the media, and the general public through the series. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • Tracks between America and Europe are plentiful, as are those between the Pacific coast and Asia. (psmag.com)
  • Peterson ' s action plan for SIDS discusses current and future development for international trading commerce between the Asia-Pacific, Americas , Persian Gulf, and Eastern Europe to create job opportunities through broader supply chains for export-import goods, energy efficiency solutions, rural development, in addition to more educational programs on human rights and social development within local communities. (andhranews.net)