Orbital Sciences' future cargo launch to the International Space Station could be in jeopardy Orbital Sciences Corp. might not be able to able meet an April 2015 deadline to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, because it claims a subcontractor intends to hold hostage equipment and data needed to complete necessary upgrades.
The Dulles-based company, which holds a contract with NASA to deliver cargo to the ISS using its Antares launch vehicle, claimed in a lawsuit filed Oct. 21 that subcontractor Integrated Systems & Machinery LLC (INSYSMA) and its founder Kevin Huber refused…
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:48:00 +0000 'Meat is the new kale' — A photo tour of Root Down Farm in Pescadero A hipster Thanksgiving fantasy can be had just outside Pescadero in San Mateo County, where Root Down Farms is raising turkeys, chickens and pigs in a sustainable way that treats the animals with respect.
Dede Boies and David Evershed have made it their mission to raise food animals to meet to the standards of the Animal Welfare Approved food label.
Their bronze heritage turkeys are rotated through the pastures daily to ensure the birds can forage for bugs, grass and seeds. The chickens' coops…
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:11:00 +0000 Livestock Tavern opens in Honolulu's Chinatown The owners of Lucky Belly in downtown Honolulu have opened their new restaurant, Livestock Tavern, and will begin serving dinner on Monday, one of its owners, Dusty Grable, told PBN.
The new restaurant is at 49 Hotel St. on the corner of Hotel and Smith streets, across from Lucky Belly.
Livestock Tavern has tried to keep a rather low profile during the past couple of weeks by just serving lunch, Grable said.
Word has gotten around, Grable said, and now the restaurant is confident that its dinner…
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:58:00 +0000 'Tonight, hug your children a little longer:' Reactions to Friday's deadly Marysville shooting Leaders from around the state have been responding to Friday morning's deadly shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School where a 14-year-old student opened fire in the cafeteria, killing one student and critically injuring four others before turning the gun on himself.
Here's what they are saying:
Gov. Jay Inslee: "On behalf of nearly 7 million Washingtonians, Trudi and I send our deepest condolences to the students, staff and families of Marysville Pilchuck High School, and particularly to the…
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:57:00 +0000 Jehovah's Witnesses convention to bring 24,000 visitors to Hawaii in November The Jehovah's Witnesses 2014 International Convention will bring in 24,000 delegates from 10 countries over two November weekends and an estimated economic impact of $105 million, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
A group of 12,000 will attend the events at the Hawaii Convention Center from Nov. 14-16, and a similar-sized group will be on island from Nov. 21-23.
An estimated 26,000 delegates attended the Jehovah's Witnesses international convention in Honolulu in 2009, and in 2003, it…
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:56:00 +0000 Battle brewing between BIA-Hawaii and state preservation officials over historic buildings law A battle continues to brew between the Building Industry Association of Hawaii and historic preservation officials in the state over a law that subjects homes built more than 50 years ago to a historic preservation review whenever a homeowner applies for a building permit for a rebuild or remodel.
"Most people understand that it's in the best interest of our communities to protect our historic buildings," Kiersten Faulkner, executive director of Honolulu-based Historic Hawaii Foundation, told PBN.…
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:54:00 +0000 University of Hawaii throws a reception for Jay Shidler: Slideshow The University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business held an open house for students and faculty to meet the school's namesake, Honolulu real estateThe University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business held an open house for students and faculty to meet the school's namesake, Honolulu real estate investor Jay Shidler.
Shidler, who gave the school $25 million in 2006, last week increased his giving to his alma mater to $100 million.
Shidler was joined by Vance Roley, dean of the business school,…
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:49:00 +0000 Hawaii-based Blue Startups picks 10 companies for 4th cohort Blue Startups, the Honolulu-based venture accelerator founded by Henk Rogers, recently named 10 companies to its fourth cohort for the fall of 2014. In addition to its three-month growth program, it also is introducing a six-month seed program for earlier stage companies.
PBN previously reported that companies can receive up to $70,000 in seed funding, access to mentors, resources, investor introductions, pitch development, working space and global alumni network.
Applications for the spring 2015…
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