Comfortably at home in the water, Hawaiians excel in all ocean sports. Although they may not have invented surfing - Captain James Cook observed Tahitians canoe and body surfing in 1777, the year before he arrived in Hawai’i - and although it could have gotten its start anywhere in the Pacific, the Hawaiians earned the greatest renown as surfers. Hawaiian chants as far back as the 15th century honor surfing and mention contests, competing chiefs, surfing wagers and remarkable
Not only is diesel bad for the environment, it can also pose a serious risk to your cardiovascular health. When combined with cholesterol, the particles from diesel exhaust can cause arteries to harden and lead to more frequent heart attacks, according to a new study by a team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles. They put out less power than an equivalent size petrol engine, and tend to be somewhat smokier. Older diesels are worse in this respect.
Born at Haliʻimaile, Maui, Kahekilinui‘ahumanu (Kahekili) was the son of the high chief Kekaulike-kalani-ku‘i-hono-i-ka-moku (Kekaulike) and high chiefess Keku‘iapoiwanui-a-kalaninui-kaulele-ia-iwi. Kalola (Kahekili’s sister and daughter of chief Kekaulike’s second wife) played an integral part in Kahekili’s reign over Maui Nui and O’ahu. Kalola, too, was a very high born ali’i. In 1765, Kahekili inherited all of Maui Nui and O‘ahu and was appointed successor to his brother K
Nāhiʻenaʻena The only daughter of Kamehameha the Great and Keōpūolani, Nāhiʻenaʻena was born in 1815; her brothers were Liholiho (Kamehameha II – born circa 1797) and Kauikeaouli (Kamehameha III – born 1813.) Her mother refused to follow the custom of the period and hānai her baby daughter to the rearing of another chief. Keōpūolani wanted to keep the last of her children at her side. This decision tells us much about the mother’s force of character and meant that Nāhiʻenaʻen