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Pukpuks player trying to break
through the American Samoa
defense during their second
match at the Oceania Cup in
PNG last Tuesday.
[photo by Henry Morabang/PNG]
Talavalu heads into 3rd
Rnd of Oceania games
with a hard loss to PNG
by Ausage Fausia, Samoa News Reporter
While the Federation Oceania Rugby Cup championship
is heading to the third and last round of the tournament, the
Talavalu’s hope to win the 2015 Oceania Cup in Papua Niu
Guinea for the first time is now over, as they were defeated by
the mighty Pukpuks side from PNG, in a tough match yesterday
afternoon with a score of 36-22, to end the second round of the
Defeating Tahiti 30-10 during the first round of the championship and American Samoa in the second round, the Pukpuks team
is now ready to take on the team from the Solomon Islands for the
third and final round of the championship this Sunday.
Despite their loss yesterday, the newcomers to the Oceania
Cup, Talavalu, performed well during their first two matches of
the tournament, and they are now preparing for their last match
against Tahiti this weekend.
Talavalu was in good form during the first ten minutes of the
first half, allowing Shaun Salave’a to score the first try of the
match, with a successful conversion by Afa Tuiletufuga to lead
the match 7-0.
However, the more experienced Pukpuks side came back to
lead 22-7 after 38 minutes of the first half, but American Samoa
responded with another try to narrow the lead, with the score
22-14 at half-time.
American Samoa’s counter attack during the first 20 minutes of the second half shook the Pukpuks defense once again,
allowing the referee to penalize the home side, and Autagavai
converted the penalty to narrow the lead, 17-22 to PNG.
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St. Louis Crusader QB, Tua Tagovailoa ran
fearless all night vs. the Fagaitua Vikings. American Samoa’s Fagaitua Vikings were defeated
by the St. Louis Crusaders, with the 2nd Half
played under running time, at Aloha Stadium,
[Photo by Barry Markowitz, 8/21/15]
Hawai’i. Malaki Peko Thompson (Laulii), scores
Fagaitua’s only TD on a tough reception and run
after catch. American Samoa’s Fagaitua Vikings
were defeated 55-6 by the St. Louis Crusaders,
with the 2nd Half played under running time,
at Aloha Stadium. [ Photo by Barry Markowitz, 8/21/15]
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samoa news, Thursday, August 27, 2015
AS-DOE’s Sports Calendar
announced – no surprises
By Jeff Hayner, Samoa News Reporter
NY Yankees’ Carlos Beltran catches a ball hit by Houston Astros’ Jed Lowrie (8) for an out during
the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Verlander takes no-hit bid into
Ninth, Tigers blank Angels 5-0
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander lost a bid
for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta lined
a leadoff double in the ninth inning that landed
on the left-field line, and the Detroit Tigers beat
the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 Wednesday night.
Trying to become the sixth major leaguer to
throw three no-hitters, Verlander settled instead
for a one-hit shutout.
He was an inch away from so much more.
Iannetta’s shot, just barely fair, kicked up
chalk and rolled into the left-field corner.
Verlander attempted to will it foul with body
English, then arched his back in disappointment
after the ball hit right on the line.
Verlander (2-6) retired the next three batters to finish his seventh career shutout and first
since May 18, 2012, against Pittsburgh. The
right-hander struck out nine and walked two in
his first win since July 29.
He faced only 28 hitters — one more than
the minimum — after inducing double plays
following both walks.
NEW YORK (AP) — Evan Gattis hit two
home runs, Collin McHugh excelled once again
and the Houston Astros exceeded last season’s
win total, beating the New York Yankees.
The AL West leaders improved to 71-57, a
year after going 70-92. With 34 games left on
the schedule, the Astros already have achieved
their best season since 2010.
The Yankees have lost five of seven, a slide
that’s cost them first place in the AL East.
McHugh (14-7) kept up a recent run of ace
pitching, both for himself and the team with the
top ERA in the league.
Houston has won seven of nine, not permitting more than two runs in any game.
McHugh shut out the Yankees until Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer in the seventh. He
outpitched Michael Pineda (9-8) for the second
time this year, and has allowed just seven runs
in his last five starts.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam to extend his hitting
streak to 21 games, helping David Price get a
win on his 30th birthday in Toronto’s victory
against Texas.
Encarnacion sent his 26th homer into the
Blue Jays’ bullpen in left-center after Kevin
Pillar opened a six-run sixth inning with a long
ball that chased starter Colby Lewis (14-6).
Lewis issued four of a season-high 11 walks
by Rangers pitchers.
Pitching on his birthday for the first time in
the majors, Price (13-4) threw five scoreless
innings after allowing Adrian Beltre’s two-run
homer in the first.
The AL East-leading Blue Jays won their
fifth straight, while the Rangers dropped a
half-game behind Minnesota in the race for the
second AL wild card.
Jose Bautista walked four times and scored
twice as Toronto went two games up in the division on the New York Yankees.
The Astros moved 5 1/2 games ahead of
Texas atop the AL West.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey
followed Brandon Belt’s leadoff triple in the
sixth with a go-ahead double, Jake Peavy won
for the second time in six starts, and San Francisco stopped Chicago’s six-game winning
Kelby Tomlinson added an RBI double of his
own in the sixth against Kyle Hendricks (6-6) as
the Giants ended a three-game slide with their
second victory in seven games. Nori Aoki homered for San Francisco.
With their first win in six meetings this month
against the Cubs, San Francisco avoided its first
six-game skid in the series since 1993-94.
Peavy (4-6) allowed five hits and two runs
in 6 1-3 innings to beat the Cubs for the second
time in his last six outings against them. Santiago Casilla finished for his 31st save.
PHOENIX (AP) — John Lackey pitched
seven strong innings and St. Louis beat Arizona
for the seventh straight time.
Patrick Corbin limited the Cardinals to Mark
Reynolds’ solo homer in six innings. St. Louis
quickly took advantage after Corbin left, scoring
twice off David Hernandez (1-4) in the seventh.
Kolten Wong had an RBI double and Matt Carpenter a run-scoring single.
Lackey (11-8) bounced back from a shaky
start, giving up a homer to Paul Goldschmidt in
the first and little else. Trevor Rosenthal earned
his 40th save.
St. Louis moved 36 games over .500 (81-45),
its best mark since finishing the 2005 season
plus-38. The Cardinals have won 12 of 13
against Arizona.
(Continued on page B5)
The AS-DOE Athletic Division has recently announced their
2015-2016 Sports Calendar, which begins with a big bang — the
Football season opener on Sept. 11th — ending with boys soccer
and baseball leagues set to begin on the same day, Feb. 29, 2016.
The schedule follows the normal array of high school sports, with
no new sports added, such as weightlifting or handball.
Following is the season opener of each sport that will be played
within the AS-DOE Athletic Division. Opening date of each of
these sports is subject to change without notice, according to the
official schedule.
In this year’s girls volleyball, the season opener is Monday,
Sept. 14 with the Faga’itua Vikings going into the season
defending both the Varsity and Junior Varsity championship titles.
Continuing on with volleyball, the boys’ season is scheduled to
begin play on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The Tafuna Warriors are the
defending champions in both the Varsity and Junior Varsity boys
volleyball division.
The boys basketball season is set to have their season opener
on Monday, Jan. 4. The defending Varsity champions are the
Warriors, while in the JV division, it’s the Vikings that will be
defending their championship title this year.
The day after the boys basketball season starts, it will be the girls
soccer season beginning with their season opener on Tuesday, Jan. 5.
The defending girls soccer team this year is the Kanana Fou Stallions.
Girls Softball is scheduled to begin play on Saturday, Jan. 9,
with the defending champions Fa’asao Marist Cougars coming
into the season trying to defend their title. On Monday, Feb. 29
girls basketball is scheduled to have their opening games with the
Warriors coming in as the defending Varsity champions, while
the Cougars will be coming in to defend their Junior Varsity title.
In the boys soccer division, the Fa’asao Marist Crusaders will
be heading into the season defending the championship title, while
the Crusaders will also be defending their championship title in
boys baseball with both of these sports scheduled to begin on
Monday Feb. 29.
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Ex-NFLer Martin claims
he attempted suicide
on multiple occassions
MIAMI (AP) — Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted
on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt
suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with
social isolation to help others.
Martin, who retired this year, said his problems date to childhood in California, and to being told his entire life he was not
“black enough.”
“It nearly destroys you, many times, not fitting in,” he wrote,
referring to himself in the third person. “Your talent & accomplishments on the field never seem to be able to overcome the
demons that you carry with you.”
Martin made national headlines when he abruptly left the
Miami Dolphins during the 2013 season amid reports he was
bullied by teammates on the offensive line, including Richie
Incognito. Martin underwent counseling, Incognito was suspended, and neither played for the Dolphins again. Incognito is
now with the Buffalo Bills.
An NFL investigation determined Incognito and two other
offensive linemen engaged in a pattern of harassment toward
In his post Wednesday, Martin referred to the Dolphins’ locker
room situation with a profane synonym for “lousy.” Trying to fit
in, Martin said, he abused alcohol, used marijuana and created a
“You see football as the only thing that you are good at, your
only avenue to make the shy, depressed, weird kid from high
school ‘cool,’” he wrote. “Your job leads you to attempt to kill
yourself on multiple occasions. Your self-perceived social inadequacy dominates your every waking moment & thought. You’re
petrified of going to work.”
Martin played in 2014 for the San Francisco 49ers. He signed
this year with the Carolina Panthers but hurt his back during offseason workouts.
After three years in the NFL, he said, he decided the risk of
permanent injury wasn’t worth it and retired.
“You let your demons go, knowing that, perhaps, sharing
your story can help some other chubby, goofy, socially-isolated
kid getting bullied in America who feels like no one in the world
cares about them,” his post concluded. “And let them know that
they are not alone.”
american men claim first USA
Volleyball Cup win over Brazil
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Sander’s kill for match point
sealed a 3-2 victory for the United States over top-ranked Brazil in
the USA Volleyball Cup on Wednesday night.
The 24-26, 25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 15-11 victory at USC’s Galen
Center was the first for the fifth-ranked United States after two
straight losses in the four-match exhibition series. It concludes
on Saturday at UC Irvine’s Bren Center. Sander finished with
21 points, while Troy Murphy had 23. Luiz Felipe Fonteles and
Renan Buiatti each finished with 17 points for Brazil.
The United States is using the exhibitions against formidable
Brazil to tune up for the FIVB World Cup next month in Japan.
The event is held every four years in advance of the Olympics, and
the top two teams qualify for a spot in 2016 Rio Games.
Brazil, which won the silver medal at the 2012 London Games,
automatically qualifies for Rio as host.
President Obama honors 2014
WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is honoring
the 2014 WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury for not only being
outstanding players, but role models to girls. Obama said the team
and other women across the WNBA are “changing the way that
young girls— including my daughters— see themselves.”
Phoenix won its third WNBA title last September with a threegame sweep of the Chicago Sky in the finals.
Obama also recognized the team for its service in the Phoenix
area, including running basketball clinics for underserved children
and adopting high school basketball teams to mentor each year.
Phoenix swept Los Angeles in the playoff’s opening round and
knocked off Minnesota in the conference finals before sweeping
Chicago. The Mercury finished the regular season 29-5 to break
the league record for victories.
Umenyiora signs 1-day contract
to retire as a New York Giant
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl
defensive end Osi Umenyiora is retiring as a member of the New
York Giants. Umenyiora, who won two Super Bowls with the
Giants, signed a one-day contract Wednesday and announced
his retirement after 12 NFL seasons, the first 10 with New York
and last two in Atlanta. Umenyiora had 75 of his 85 sacks with
the Giants, fourth on the franchise’s list, trailing only Hall of
Famers Michael Strahan (141½) and Lawrence Taylor (132½)
and Leonard Marshall (79½). The 2003 second-round draft
choice set the team’s one-game record, recording six against
Philadelphia in September 2007.
“Osi was certainly one of the premier defensive ends in the
game and a key part of our two Super Bowl teams,” Giants president and co-owner John Mara said. “But he was much more than
that. Osi had so much pride and always gave 100 percent. He represented himself and our team on and off the field like a true professional and was a great example to his teammates.”
Umenyiora, who had two sacks last season, holds the Giants’
record with three touchdowns on fumble returns.
Worker killed, another injured
at stadium construction site
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The contractor for the Minnesota
Vikings stadium under construction says one worker has died and
another has been injured while doing roofing work.
Mortensen Construction executive John Wood says two
employees of Berwald Roofing fell while working on the north
side of the partially constructed stadium Wednesday morning. The
incident brought work on the stadium to a halt.
Wood says the two were taken to the hospital where one of the
workers died from his injuries. The second worker is in serious
condition. Minneapolis firefighters used a rescue basket, cables
and ropes to reach the workers about 8 a.m.
U.S. Bank Stadium is expected to open in the fall of next year.
Lions trade Michael Williams
to Patriots for draft pick
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have traded
tackle Michael Williams to the New England Patriots for a draft
pick. The Lions took Williams in the seventh round of the 2013
draft, but he has not played in an NFL game.
Williams played tight end at Alabama, catching 51 passes in
four seasons and even returning a handful of kickoffs. But he was
considered more of a throwback blocking end when he came into
the NFL. Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said a couple
of weeks ago that Williams had significantly improved his quickness and technical ability.
The Lions signed offensive lineman Joe Madsen and they also
put linebacker Kevin Snyder on injured reserve.
The Lions initially said in a release that they received a 2016
draft pick for Williams, but a team spokesman later said the pick
is undisclosed.
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samoa news, Thursday, August 27, 2015 Page B3
Department of Public Works
Tafuna Industrial Park, DPW Complex
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Tel: (684) 699-9921 FAX: (684) 699-9913
Job Title:
Senior Engineer
Posting Date:
August 10, 2015
Serial No.:
Public Works/Civil Highway
Closing Date:
August 31, 2015
Announcement No.:
Type of Position:
Posting Type:
Pay Grade and Salary Range:
Employment Opportunity/ Salary will commensurate
Open to the Public
with education and
General Description:
The incumbent of this position is responsible for managing highly visible and sensitive projects for
supervising subordinate engineering staff performing several projects. The individual will
supervise and coordinate professional civil or structural engineering work in the field and office
and to perform related work as required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Plans, assigns, trains, instructs, assists, supervises, and evaluates the work of
professional and technical staff
• Prepares technical and engineering correspondence and reports
• Provides technical expertise on matters pertaining to policies, procedures, practices,
standards and departmental position on pending discretionary actions to public and private
agencies and individuals
• Recommends selection and fee negotiations to provide competent, cost effective
• Plans, organizes, directs and controls resources assigned to best accomplish the assigned
functions within budget and at maximum effectiveness
• Enforces the appropriate Departmental Policies and Directors Letters of Instructions
• Prepares engineering documents including structural drawings, contract proposals,
material lists, reinforcements and structural specifications for a wide variety of earthwork
projects and structures
• Reviews and checks structural designs, calculations, contractors shop drawings, and
engineering drawings for construction, repair, and maintenance projects
• Selects and uses computer software to develop engineering and mathematical analysis of
design problems in hydraulics and hydrology, drainage and control facilities, solid waste
disposal operations, highway design, traffic control, water distribution and rehabilitation
studies, air and water quality design standard determinations
• Reviews proposed projects to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
• Directs field crews engaged in a variety of engineering construction, maintenance, and
repair activities on service contracts and projects
• Examines and checks building plans and specifications for compliance with various codes
and regulations to assure good structural practices and to determine errors in design or
• Establishes design requirements/standards for permit applications and assures proper
structural engineering practices
• Provides guidance to technical or junior staff on code compliance matters
• Acts as a liaison between the construction industry and other governmental offices
• Supervise and evaluate the work performance of technical staff
• All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge Skill and Ability:
• Modern civil engineering theories, procedures and methods to solve a wide range of
engineering problems
• Identify and define technical and administrative problems, identify and evaluate alternative
solutions and select and implement the best alternative
• Skills and abilities to serve as a group supervisor or project leader in planning, review
proposed project to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
• Ability to prepare and check engineering design, detail estimates, plans and specifications
• AutoCAD interface and AutoCAD Microsoft Office XP, Arc View
Academic and Experience Requirements:
• Applicant must have a Masters degree in related field from an accredited college/university
plus 10+ years of work related experience; 5 years of which at a supervisory level or a
Bachelors degree in related field from an accredited college/university plus 10+ years of
work related experience; 5 years of which at a supervisory level. Strongly recommend a
valid registration in a US State as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering. Years of
progressively responsible working experience may be substituted for portion of the academic requirement. Salary will be adjusted according to experience.
Complete information concerning this vacancy may be obtained from the Personnel
Division of the Department of Human Resources, or please contact the Recruitment unit
at 633-4485/633-5357 or the Personnel Division at the Department of Public Works at
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Continued from page B3
San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Mike Purcell adjusts his helmet during an NFL football scrimmage
against the Denver Broncos Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
FANTASY PLAYS — Time to figure
out who’s Number 1 in your draft
by AARON BEARD, AP Sports Writer
Welcome to Fantasy Plays. It’s written from the
perspective of a fantasy football player who isn’t
an expert, rather someone who enjoys the game
and is sorting through the same decisions and
challenges facing everyday players. Remember:
it’s supposed to be fun, so learn from what worked
and what didn’t — and don’t stress too much.
Your fantasy football draft draws near, and
you’re stoked because you’ve got the top overall
pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best
player and watching him carry you to a title has
you giddy. Then you take a closer look at the candidates, and reality sets in: there just isn’t a clearcut No. 1 this year.
No LaDainian Tomlinson coming off a
31-touchdown season in 2006. No returning
2,000-yard rusher or 20-touchdown back.
Instead, there are five top-flight running backs set
to go off the board early, all with championshipwinning upside but none evoking the reassuring,
“guaranteed best player” feeling.
No matter, that feeling’s a myth anyway. None
of the players picked first on average in fantasy
drafts each of the past six seasons ended up as the
top-scoring back in standard leagues when the
year ended, according to draft data from
The good news? You’ll end up with a great
running back to build around, even if it isn’t a
no-brainer selection. And if you don’t have first
pick but are in the top half of your draft, you have
a shot to grab a back who could make his own
legitimate case to be No. 1, too.
The top candidates:
The focus of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense
should’ve been the perfect choice for No. 1 after
running for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns
to go with 83 catches for 854 yards and three
scores. But Bell faces a two-game suspension.
Throw in his Week 11 bye, and Bell drafters in
14-week leagues won’t have him for 21 percent
of the regular season — and that’s assuming he
stays healthy.
The Green Bay Packers runner shook off a
slow start last year to run for 1,100 yards for the
second straight season. He’s run for 20 touchdowns over the past two seasons with 77 catches
to stay on the field in passing situations. With
Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, Green Bay will
never struggle to move the ball, meaning a lot of
touches for Lacy. And after the season-ending
knee injury to top wideout Jordy Nelson, will
Lacy get even more chances in a reshaped attack?
Charles has long been one of fantasy’s safest
bets. Aside from his injury-shortened 2011
season, the Kansas City back routinely racks up
at least 1,300 yards of offense and grabs around
40 catches. He’s also scored 33 touchdowns over
the past two seasons. But his workload has fallen
for three straight seasons, down to 206 carries
last year. And he had 15 or fewer touches in each
of his last five games last season. That downward trend might keep Charles healthy, but it
also caps his upside.
Like Charles, “Beast Mode” is a lineup rock.
Lynch has run for at least 1,200 yards with
double-digit touchdowns in each of his four
seasons in Seattle. But he’s had 1,060 carries
in the regular season and playoffs over the past
three seasons, so there’s always the risk that
the 29-year-old Lynch will begin to slow or
wear down. And new superstar tight end Jimmy
Graham could cut into Lynch’s goal-line carries by giving quarterback Russell Wilson a big
end-zone target.
Minnesota’s star is perhaps the biggest wild
card. Before the suspension-shortened 2014
season, Peterson had run for double-digit touchdowns every year and his 2,097-yard season in
2012 after a serious knee injury ranks as the No.
2 single-season rushing total in NFL history. But
Peterson turned 30 in March, the age at which
many running backs fade. And he hasn’t taken a
carry since last year’s opener.
Really, you’re splitting hairs a bit to choose
between these elite guys at No. 1. Still, your firstround pick is as much about minimizing risk as
finding the top-scoring player.
Bell is a game-changer, especially in pointsper-reception leagues.
But drafting him will probably force you to
draft another running back early to navigate his
suspension, and that could cost you a shot at an
upper-tier receiver. And without your best player,
you could start in an 0-2 hole. If you can stomach
all that, maybe he’s your guy.
Otherwise, why not pick the proven performer
with the heavy workload in the best offense?
That’s Lacy.
No matter who you choose, trust your gut.
Your decision might not go as well as you hoped,
but it’s better than watching someone else win
with a player you talked yourself out of picking.
Take it from a guy who trusted Montee Ball over
DeMarco Murray in one league last year. Oops.
New Olympic app lets fans track favorites
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic
Committee is releasing a phone app that will let fans track athletes
in their favorite sport on their road to the Rio Games.
The Team USA app will combine biographical and event information from the various Olympic sports and users can program it
to send push notifications about specific Olympic qualifiers.
The app will feature live streaming coverage of events in the
lead-up to the Olympics, and also real-time results when the games
start. One the web:
Falcons sign Grossman to compete
for backup quarterback job
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have
signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job
behind Matt Ryan.
Grossman, who hasn’t thrown an NFL pass since 2011, helped
Chicago go 13-3 in 2006 and reach the Super Bowl. He’s 26-22
in his career since getting drafted in the first round 12 years ago.
He joins T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree in the competition for the
No. 2 QB role. Grossman played under Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and went 6-10 in two seasons. He spent
2010-2013 with the Redskins.
Atlanta waived injured running back Evan Royster to make
room for the 35-year-old Grossman on the roster.
Broncos release kicker Connor Barth
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have
released kicker Connor Barth to make room for Pro Bowl left
guard Evan Mathis.
Connor made 15 of 16 field goals over the final five weeks last
season but was doomed by his poor kickoffs this preseason, one of
which was returned 103 yards for a touchdown. A career 85 percent field goal kicker in seven NFL seasons, Connor was chosen
the AFC’s special teams player of the month last December after
going 5-for-5 against Kansas City and San Diego.
Connor’s release means Brandon McManus has won the
Broncos’ kicking and kickoff jobs. He was 9-for-13 before Denver
cut him last year. He was quickly re-signed as a kickoff specialist
and spent the offseason eliminating his jab-step and inconsistency.
Raiders sign S Taylor Mays, was cut by Lions
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed
free agent safety Taylor Mays.
Mays was released last week by Detroit before signing with the
Raiders on Wednesday. He is reunited with defensive coordinator
Ken Norton Jr., who was a coach at USC when Mays played there.
Mays has played 66 games the past five seasons for San Francisco and Cincinnati. He has 72 tackles, four passes defensed, one
sack, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He has spent
time this offseason with Minnesota and Detroit.
Mays played primarily special teams last season for the Bengals.
The Raiders waived linebacker Chase Williams to make room
for Mays.
Virginia Tech AD squashes
coach’s idea of fining players
(AP) — Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock quickly
responded to defensive coordinator Bud Foster’s suggestion that
coaches might fine players from their cost of attendance stipends
by saying no such thing will happen. New NCAA rules allow
schools to pay a stipend of several thousand dollars to athletes that
cover school expenses beyond tuition, fees and room and board.
Virginia Tech is among the many schools paying the stipend.
Foster was quoted by reporters as saying the staff would explore
fining or withholding cost of attendance money as a way to punish
players for minor transgressions, creating a small Twitter firestorm. Withholding financial aid would be an NCAA violation.
After being alerted to Foster’s comments, Babcock sent a text
to The Associated Press, saying, “Will be stopped immediately.”
Ex-Olympian pens memoir on track career,
stint as escort
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Suzy Favor Hamilton said Wednesday
that she will release a memoir next month that will touch on the
mental health issues that compelled the former U.S. Olympian and
University of Wisconsin track star to lead a double life as a Las
Vegas call girl. Favor Hamilton told her Twitter followers that the
book, “Fast Girl,” will go on sale Sept. 14. She tweeted that she’s
“so excited to finally share my story with you next month.”
A blurb on publisher HarperCollins’ website says the book will
recount how manic depression and bipolar disorder drove Favor
Hamilton to excel as an athlete. It will also explain how medication exacerbated her mania and made her become hypersexual,
giving her a newfound strength and a desire that drove her to
secretly become a $600-an-hour Las Vegas escort known as Kelly.
The blurb also promised that Favor Hamilton will discuss how
she contemplated suicide after word of her secret life was revealed
on The Smoking Gun website in 2012 and how she finally got the
right medical help. “Today, thanks to diagnosis, therapy, Kelly
has stepped into the shadows, but Suzy is building a better life,
one day at a time,” the blurb states. “Sharing her story, Suzy is
determined to raise awareness, provide understanding, and offer
inspiration to others coping with their own challenges.”
Favor Hamilton, a middle-distance runner, competed for the
U.S. at the Olympics in 1992, 1996 and 2000 but didn’t medal.
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Japan’s Kengo Tomita reacts after Yugo Aoki hit a game-winning RBI single off Venezuela’s
Johan Garcia during the eighth inning of an international double-elimination baseball game at the
Little League World Series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa.
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Japan won 5-4. Team from Pennsylvania beats
Texas, reaches US final at LLWS
closest thing to a home team at the Little League
World Series is headed for the final of the U.S.
bracket. And Lewisberry can expect a full house
when it goes for the title.
Left-hander Adam Cramer struck out 13 in
five innings, and the undefeated Pennsylvania
team beat Pearland, Texas, 3-0 on Wednesday
night while thousands of red-shirted fans stood
and cheered.
Manager Tom Peifer gathered his team
on the field and said aloud what they already
knew: They’ll be playing for the title of best
team in the U.S.
“I never thought those words would come out
of my mouth,” he said.
A quiet left-hander took them the final step.
Cramer threw 87 pitches, allowed three hits,
and got only two outs other than by strikeout
— a fly ball and a comeback grounder. Jaden
Henline moved over from shortstop and got
three more strikeouts in the sixth, escaping a
bases-loaded threat.
“Adam’s always done that as long as I’ve
known him in big games,” Peifer said. “He’s a
big-game pitcher for sure. To have 13 strikeouts
and 15 outs, that’s pretty incredible.”
Cramer got a flyout to end the first inning and
a comeback grounder to open the second. Every
other out the rest of the way came by strikeout.
“In the first inning, I threw 28 pitches,” he
said. “In the next inning, it was like 13. Then I
knew I was in a groove.”
Cole Wagner hit a solo homer, and Henline
had an RBI single among his three hits.
Pearland will play Bonita, California, on
Thursday for a spot in the U.S. title game against
The winner of that game Saturday will face
the International bracket winner for the World
Series title a day later.
At least they won’t have so many people
rooting against them in that one.
“I don’t think it really affected them,” Pearland manager Andrew Solomon said of his team.
“I could be wrong. They’re really a focused
group. Obviously it’s not easy to play before
35,000 people when 34,900 are rooting for
Thousands of fans made the two-hour drive
from Lewisberry for the game. The crowd estimated at 35,000 packed Lamade Stadium,
leaving no room to cardboard slide down the
steep, grassy slope beyond the outfield wall.
The dominant performance followed the most
exciting games of the tournament, featuring two
big comebacks and one pulsating win that sent
the undefeated team from Tokyo to the title game
of the International bracket.
Tokyo got down to its last strike in the bottom
of the sixth inning before rallying to it it, then
overcame a two-run deficit in the bottom of the
eighth for a 5-4 victory over Barquisimeto, Venezuela, that was among the tournament’s most
exciting so far.
“A tough game,” manager Junji Hidaka said,
in a tone of voice that didn’t need translating.
“The players were great.”
For Barquisimeto, it was as tough as could
be. Twice the Venezuelans had a chance to finish
them off and couldn’t do it.
And they had to go deep into their pitching to
get through the loss, leaving them in a tough spot
for their win-or-else game.
Barquisimeto will play Mexicali Baja California, Mexico, on Thursday.
The winner gets a rematch with Tokyo on Saturday — the Japanese team also beat Mexico 3-1
in the tournament — for the International title.
“I’ll talk to the coaches and see who pitches
tomorrow’s game,” manager Domingo A. Carrasquel said. “We have enough pitching for the
remaining series.”
They won’t get another chance like this one.
Pitcher Yeiner Fernandez was dominant,
allowing only four hits through five innings. He
took a 2-1 lead into the sixth and gave up a pair
of infield singles with one out. He swapped spots
with shortstop Johan Garcia, who got a strikeout
and went to an 0-2 count on Shingo Tomita.
One strike away from finishing it off.
Tomita took a couple of pitches in the dirt,
fouled one off, then singled to center to tie it.
Another runner tried to score on the play but was
tagged out. The Tokyo players felt fortunate to
get that chance to pull even.
“Their (starting) pitcher was the best I’ve ever
seen,” Tomita said.
Two innings later, Barquisimeto hit back-toback homers for a 4-2 lead. Jeferson Quero hit
an opposite-field shot, stomped on the plate with
both feet, made the sign of the cross and pointed
to the sky to celebrate his tiebreaking hit. Fernandez followed with a homer, and Barquisimeto
was feeling good.
The good feeling lasted only one out.
Tokoyo piled up a pair of doubles, a single, an
intentional walk and a hit-by-pitch that forced in
the tying run with one out.
Yugo Aoki then singled sharply to right field
to end it and bring the players out of the dugout
for a happy huddle near first base.
➧ Baseball Roundup…
Continued from page B2
MIAMI (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in
four runs to help the Pittsburgh Pirates to a victory over the
Miami Marlins.
Jeff Locke (7-8) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs
and five hits for the Pirates, who have won four of five.
Pittsburgh (76-49) remains four games behind first-place St.
Louis (80-45) in the NL Central race.
Miami’s Chris Narveson (1-1) struggled in his first start since
April 15, 2012, while with Milwaukee. He allowed seven runs
and eight hits in 3 2-3 innings.
Martin Prado homered for the Marlins.
McCutchen hit an RBI double in the first inning and helped
spark a six-run second with a three-run home run, his 20th.
McCutchen is 6 for 13 with three doubles, a home run, and
six RBIs in the first three games of the series
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bartolo Colon tossed five-hit ball
and struck out eight in seven sharp innings, Michael Cuddyer hit
a long homer and the NL East-leading New York Mets beat the
Philadelphia Phillies.
Colon (11-11) bounced back from a rough outing in Colorado, helping the Mets improve to 18-6 since July 31. They took
a 6 1-2 game lead over second-place Washington, which lost 6-5
to San Diego.
Cuddyer had an RBI double in the first inning off Jerad Eickhoff (1-1) and hit a two-run shot into the second deck in left field
off Hector Neris in the eighth.
The Mets have dominated the Phillies, winning eight straight,
11 of 12 this season and 23 of the last 28 meetings. They will
go for a four-game sweep Thursday night with plenty of visiting
fans chanting “Let’s Go Mets!” in Philadelphia’s cozy ballpark.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Eduardo Escobar homered twice and Joe Mauer had a tiebreaking RBI single as
Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the Twins’ sixth consecutive win.
Minnesota has its longest winning streak away from home
since a six-game stretch Aug. 14-26, 2007. The Twins are 6-3
entering the final game of a 10-game trip Thursday night.
Escobar hit solo shots in the sixth and eighth innings, with
the second one making 5-3. Mauer had a bases-loaded single
and Trevor Plouffe hit a sacrifice fly as the Twins took a 4-2
lead in the seventh.
Brian Duensing (4-0) replaced Twins starter Tyler Duffey
with the bases loaded and one out in the sixth, and retired Daniel
Nava and pinch-hitter Brandon Guyer to preserve a 2-2 tie.
Kevin Jepsen pitched the ninth for his eighth save.
Rays starter Chris Archer (11-10) took the loss.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Scott Van Slyke, A.J. Ellis and
Yasiel Puig all homered during a five-run fourth inning, and
the Los Angeles Dodgers held on for a victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Kike Hernandez added three hits and Adrian Gonzalez
chipped in a ninth-inning RBI double for the NL West-leading
Dodgers, have won two straight games after a season-high, fivegame losing streak.
The Reds, who have lost 11 of their last 12 games and slipped
to 1-8 on their 10-game homestand, reached left-hander Brett
Anderson for three unearned runs. Anderson (8-8) gave up five
hits with one walk, four strikeouts and a wild pitch.
Luis Avilan struck out Jay Bruce with the tying runs on base
in the eighth and Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 25th
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samoa news, Thursday, August 27, 2015
Universal Crossword
August 27,
Edited by Timothy E. Parker August 27, 2015
1 Ungentlemanly chaps
5 Report-card
10 Draw blood
14 How
rioters run
15 In tune
16 Part of
the “Elba”
17 Apple pie
20 “Funny Girl”
actor Omar
21 “Impossible!”
22 Type of
24 Feel remorse about
25 However
26 Friend
29 Chunk
or hunk
31 Amateur’s
33 Use
35 Eye feature
37 Loosen, as
41 Reddish hair
44 Elegant
45 Infamous
46 Classic song
spelled with
arm motions
47 Basketball’s
49 Common list
51 “Kapow!”
52 Letters
that blast
55 Bon ___
(witty remark)
57 Moistens
59 Soda
62 Legally
66 Sweet bakery offering
68 Move
briskly, as
a horse
69 Not so
70 “___ for the
71 Eats in the
72 Beach flock
73 Chapter 11
1 Cleveland
2 Indian wet
3 Spanish
lady’s title
4 Maxi or mini
5 Driver, e.g.
6 Genetically
coded stuff,
for short
7 All in
the family
8 Interior
9 Washing aid
for pupils
10 First lady of
11 “___ you the
clever one!”
12 It may
one’s grasp
13 Xerox
18 Isn’t truthful
19 Angelic
23 Place of
26 “Do you
want to hear
a secret?”
27 “Freeze”
28 Money in
Milan, once
30 Artist’s hat
32 Child with
no siblings
34 Prefix for
36 One-way
38 Mummy’s
39 Andean
40 Dutch
42 Become
43 High-range
48 “Calm
50 Suffix with
52 Diplomatic
53 1960s jacket
54 Base unit
56 Tiny amount
58 Caesar or
Waldorf, e.g.
60 Does a
61 Cookery
63 Amount of
64 Arm or leg,
65 Old
to “while”
67 Hallow
© 2015 Universal Uclick
FLAVOR ENHANCED By Alice Gavalstone
Happy Birthday: Keep an open mind, but
don’t believe everything you hear. You will come
across all sorts of new possibilities, but many of
them will be lacking substance. It will be vital for
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that you know are legitimate and can bring you
the results you need to advance. Your numbers
are 1, 6, 13, 21, 29, 33, 48.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep your emotions in check and offer a little charm and flirtation. It’s how you approach the people you deal
with that will make the difference. Be sure you do
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Romance conquers all. ✸✸✸✸
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Pick up information, documentation, skills or whatever else it
takes to advance your career. Keeping a steady
pace and refusing to let emotional matters get
you down will ensure that you expand your interests and engage in unique opportunities. ✸✸
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Too much to do
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Think before you take action. Put time aside for
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cause you to neglect your own pursuits. Focus
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Touch base with someone from your past who
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Make personal changes that will help you ease
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loved ones. Positive changes will help reduce the
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Don’t be afraid to be different. ✸✸
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changes that will help you be the kind of leader
that other people expect you to be. ✸✸✸✸
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ideas, or someone will try to step in and take
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for victory. ✸✸✸
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emotions cause problems with someone you
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and practical solutions and you will bring about
positive change. An interesting position will grab
your interest. ✸✸✸
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proceed. ✸✸✸
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and proactive. You are astute and progressive.
Dear Abby
by Abigail Van Buren
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 22 years, and we had a good marriage
until recently. Over the last three years she has
become more and more consumed with her
phone and tablet. She goes nowhere and does
nothing without them. Every night and weekend
she sits engrossed in both devices until well after
I have gone to bed. If I ask what she’s doing or
who she’s texting, she accuses me of being controlling and not trusting her.
We can’t watch a movie, eat a meal (out or
at home) or anything else without her constantly
tending to at least one of her devices. She says
she can multitask and I shouldn’t be concerned,
but it has greatly diminished our relationship. I
feel like when we’re together, I am really alone.
If that isn’t enough, I have seen her communications with other men, sometimes intimate, late
at night. When I ask about them, she throws the
same labels at me. What should I do? -- ONLY
DEAR ONLY HUMAN: What you should
do is tell your wife you have seen the intimate
late-night conversations she has been having
with other men, and that you feel she has
abandoned you. Do not let her accuse you of
being controlling or untrusting. You have done
nothing wrong.
If she is willing to come clean and deal with
the problems in your marriage, which go beyond
her addiction to electronic devices, you should
agree to marriage counseling. If she’s not, you
will then have to weigh whether this kind of marriage is enough for you, because it certainly
wouldn’t be for many men.
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
DEAR ABBY: I’m in ninth grade and my
birthday is coming up. I invited a group of
friends to go out and eat dinner at a nice restaurant, assuming everyone would pay for their
own meal. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Some of them said they expect me to pay.
Others think I’d be crazy if I did that and even
insisted on paying for mine.
If I pay for everyone to eat at a restaurant, it’s
going to be pricy and my parents will be upset. I
can’t uninvite anyone, and it’s not like I can take
them to a cheap fast food place. What do you
think I should do? -- SAD BIRTHDAY GIRL
should contact your prospective guests and start
the conversation by saying, “Let me CLARIFY ...”
That way, anyone who wants to will be able to
back out and there will be no misunderstandings.
The lesson here is to never assume.
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
DEAR ABBY: I quit school in the 1970s and
joined the service. I got my GED and I’m friends
with a lot of the people I went to high school
with. They constantly ask me to attend their high
school reunion. My problem is, I didn’t graduate
with my class and don’t know if I should go. I
don’t want to feel awkward, but I’d love to see
the classmates from that part of my life. What is
protocol on this? -- UNSURE IN ATHENS, OHIO
DEAR UNSURE: Go to the reunion! I’m sure
your former classmates will be as glad to see you
as you will be to see them. It’s not as if this is a
state dinner; it’s only a high school reunion, for
heaven’s sake.
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➧ Baseball Roundup…
Continued from page B5
Titans like preseason play of
both Mariota, Mettenberger
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee
Titans know very well the value of having a
quality backup quarterback.
This franchise has started one quarterback an
entire season just once since the 2002 season and
cycled through three different quarterbacks last
year alone. It’s why the Titans drafted Marcus
Mariota with the No. 2 pick overall even though
they had Zach Mettenberger on the roster.
Having Mariota and Mettenberger both
playing well this preseason makes the Titans
more confident in that position, and less inclined
to make a deal to a quarterback-needy team.
“We’re excited about Zach, he’s doing a nice
job for us. We’re excited about Marcus Mariota,”
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “Our whole
quarterback group has played very well. We’re
completing almost 80 percent of our passes in the
preseason, which is pretty astounding, so it’s a
good problem to have.”
Quarterback has been a rotating door for this
franchise in recent years.
Mariota is the third quarterback drafted by
the Titans in the first round in the past decade
starting with Vince Young at No. 3 overall in
2006 and Jake Locker at No. 8 in 2011. That was
the season Matt Hasselbeck started every game
in a 9-7 season that remains Tennessee’s lone
winning record since 2008.
Locker was benched after starting four of his
first five games last season when Whisenhunt
started Charlie Whitehurst and then Mettenberger
as a rookie and a sixth-round draft pick out of LSU.
Mettenberger became the sixth quarterback
to play for Tennessee over three seasons, but the
6-foot-5, 224-pound rookie didn’t win any of his
six starts. With the second pick overall, the Titans
went with the 6-4, 222-pound Mariota out of
Oregon and turned the offense over to the rookie.
Mariota said Wednesday that Mettenberger
has been a big help since he arrived. “For him to
just even welcome me in and help me out says a
lot about who he is and his character,” Mariota
said. “I’ve been very fortunate to be a part of this
quarterback unit. It’s a great group, and he’s done
a lot to help my growth and help my transition.”
Both quarterbacks are completing 75 percent
of their passes through two exhibitions with Mariota 12 of 16 for 153 yards with one interception,
while Mettenberger is 15 of 20 for 220 yards with
two touchdowns and one interception. Their next
game will be Friday night in Kansas City (2-0).
Whisenhunt said Mettenberger worked hard this
offseason both to get stronger after an ACL injury
in his final game at LSU and improve his game.
The coach also said Mariota and Mettenberger
genuinely like each other and laugh together.
Mettenberger is a cheap backup as well under
contract through 2017. Paired with Mariota on
his rookie deal, that puts the Titans in position to
spend money elsewhere as they rebuild off last
year’s 2-14 record. They currently have more
than $20.9 million in salary cap space behind
only Jacksonville and Cleveland, according to a
report by the NFL Players Association.
But Mettenberger has looked so good that
speculation already has started suggesting the
Titans trade the backup to a quarterback-needy
team. Whisenhunt remembers only too well what
the Titans went through last season.
Notes: Mettenberger practiced Wednesday
after missing Tuesday with food poisoning. RG
Chance Warmack also practice returned to practice after having an ingrown portion of toenail
removed from each foot. Rookie WR Dorial
Green-Beckham did not practice after hurting
his left ankle Tuesday, but he may play Friday
at Kansas City.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Upton homered twice and
had three RBIs, Matt Kemp added a two-run double and the San
Diego Padres held on to beat the Washington Nationals.
Tyson Ross (9-9) allowed four runs in 6 1-3 innings for the
Padres, who evened the three-game series and will try for their
fifth straight series victory in Thursday’s finale.
Denard Span doubled twice for Washington in his second
game back from the disabled list following back spasms, but Gio
Gonzalez (9-7) failed to pitch more than five innings for a sixth
time in seven starts.
Ryan Zimmerman drove in two runs on productive outs for
the Nationals, who trailed 5-0 midway through the fourth before
closing to within a run after a three-run seventh.
Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 36th save.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Davis, Manny Machado
and Jonathan Schoop each hit a two-run homer off Johnny Cueto,
and the Baltimore Orioles totaled five long balls in all to power
their way to a victory over the Kansas City Royals that snapped
a six-game skid.
Wei-Yin Chen (8-6) allowed three runs for the Orioles while
scattering nine hits over six innings. The losing pitcher against
the Royals in Game 3 of last year’s AL Championship Series, he
has now gone seven straight starts without a defeat.
Cueto (9-9) labored through five innings for Kansas City,
allowing 10 hits and a walk. It was his second consecutive shoddy
start after yielding a career-high 13 hits in a loss at Boston.
ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Barnes had three hits, including
a two-run homer, and the Colorado Rockies extended Atlanta
right-hander Shelby Miller’s winless streak to 18 starts with a
victory over the Braves.
Miller (5-11) looked like he might break the streak, leading
3-0 in the seventh, but he gave up four runs in the bottom of the
inning before leaving with two outs.
Jose Reyes capped the rally with a two-out triple to rightcenter that scored Barnes and Charlie Blackmon. Daniel Descalso
and Blackmon had the other RBIs in the inning for Colorado.
Simon Castro (1-0) picked up the win in relief for the Rockies,
who won two out of three for their first series win at Turner Field
since 2005.
Barnes tacked on a two-run homer in the eighth off Edwin
CHICAGO (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched seven sparkling
innings in his return from a triceps injury, leading the Boston Red
Sox to a victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly identical lines, but Travis
Shaw hit a two-run homer off Nate Jones (1-1) with two outs
in the eighth. Robbie Ross Jr. then got three outs for the Red
Sox before Junichi Tazawa finished the six-hitter for his third
save in nine chances. Porcello (6-11) allowed five hits, struck out
five and walked none in one of his best starts in a disappointing
debut season with Boston. The right-hander was acquired in a
December trade with Detroit, and then agreed to an $82.5 million,
four-year contract in April.
SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez made just two mistakes
in eight strong innings, Nelson Cruz hit his AL-leading 39th
homer and drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners beat the
Oakland Athletics.
Seattle closed out its brief homestand with Hernandez
rebounding after getting knocked around in his last start against
the Chicago White Sox.
Hernandez (15-8) allowed a homer to Billy Burns on the first
pitch of the game and a solo homer to Brett Lawrie on the first
pitch of the seventh inning. Oakland’s only other hit off Hernandez was a soft single from Billy Butler in the fifth.
Hernandez struck out seven, walked one and became the
second AL pitcher to reach 15 wins.
Cruz’s homer came in the eighth, but it was an early offensive outburst that backed Hernandez. Seattle sent 10 batters to
the plate in the first and scored four times that inning off Chris
Bassitt (1-6).
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis homered and drove in
three runs, and the Cleveland Indians used six pitchers in a win
over the Milwaukee Brewers. Kipnis, who leads the American
League with a .325 batting average, gave Cleveland the lead with
a two-run double with the bases loaded in the second inning. He
added a solo homer in the eighth.
Rookie right-hander Cody Anderson, starting in place of
the injured Carlos Carrasco, allowed two runs in 4 1-3 innings.
Carrasco, who leads the Indians in wins, was placed on the 15-day
disabled list Wednesday with a sore right shoulder.
Jeff Manship (1-0) worked 1 1-3 innings for his first win since
April 26, 2014, when he was pitching for Philadelphia against
Jimmy Nelson (10-10) allowed five runs and walked eight in 3
1-3 innings in losing for the first time since July 10.
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Taunuu atugaluga a le Fono
i le alii Kovana
tusia Ausage Fausia
O le feiloaiga fa’apitoa a le afioga i le alii kovana ia Lolo
Matalasi Moliga ma ta’ita’i o le Fono Faitulafono i le taeao
ananafi, na fa’aoo aloaia ai loa e ta’ita’i o le fono i le alii
kovana, atugaluga o afioga i senatoa ma faipule, e fa’atatau
i le mataupu lea o loo vavao ai le fono ma le atunu’u i tupe o
le pone faapea ai ma le puipuiga o tupe a le Ofisa o le Litaea.
Na fa’ailoa e le afioga i le alii peresetene o le Senate ia
Gaoteote Palaie Tofau i afioga i Senatoa ananafi e fa’apea, e
leai se mataupu e lei faasea ma atugalu i ai afioga i senatoa na
te lei natia, ae sa ia faailoaina uma i le alii kovana i le latou
“O lea ua mae’a ona fofola uma i le alii kovana mataupu sa
outou atugalu ai, o le itu taua, o lea ua malamalama ma silafia
e le alii kovana tulaga faaletonu e pei ona atugalu i ai le Fono,
ma ua ia saunoa fo’i, o le a fai i ai le galuega a le faigamalo,”
o le saunoaga lea a Gaoteote.
“O mataupu sa ou fa’ailoa i le alii kovana, o le mataupu i le
Komiti o le Pone ma tupe sa tuu atu latou te inivesi i maketi i
fafo, atoa ai ma le mataupu i le komiti faafoe a le litaea lea ua
avea nei ma mataupu e ogatotonu i ai felafolafoaiga a le fono,
i le fia iloa o le tulaga i le malosi sa saini ai le pone, atoa ai ma
le tulaga o se tasi o totino o le komiti o le litaea,” o le isi lea
saunoaga a Gaoteote.
O le mataupu e fa’atatau i le avea o le susuga i le alii
faatonusili o le Matagaluega o Tagata Faigaluega a le malo
ia Sonny Thompson ma totino o le tupe a le litaea, o le isi
lea mataupu sa aofia i le saunoaga a le alii peresetene, ina
ua ia saunoa e fa’amanino le latou feiloaiga ma le kovana i
luma o le maota.
O le iloiloina e le fono o tofiga a le alii kovana mo le susuga
a Tony Tagoa’i e avea ma totino o le komiti faafoe a le litaea,
e sui tulaga ia Fanene Morris Scanlan ua faamavae, na alia’e
ai loa le mataupu e fa’atatau ia Thompson, e le o se totino o le
komiti faafoe a le litaea.
Ina ua fesiligia e le Samoa News ia Thompson i le vaiaso
nei, sa ia faamaonia mai ai le mae’a lea ona toe avea o ia
ma totino o le teugatupe a le litaea, talu mai le totogi a le
malo lea na mavae atu nei, ma o lea tali mai ia Thompson
na fa’afetaia ai le Senate.
“O lea ua faamaonia mai i le saunoaga a le alii kovana,
faatasi ai fo’i ma le tala a le nusipepa, ua toe avea Thompson
ma totino o le teugatupe a le litaea, o le itu la e leaga ai, e
foliga mai o lea faatoa tasi le totogi a le malo talu ona toe
avea o ia ma totino, lona uiga ana leai saunoaga a afioga i
senatoa e le toe avea o ia ma totino o le teugatupe a le litaea,
e le o se tulaga sa’o lea tulaga i le maitau a le fono,” o le saunoaga lea a Gaotetoe.
Na fesili le afioga i le alii senatoa ia Magalei Logovi’i, o ia
fo’i lea na lagaina le mataupu e fa’atatau ia Thompson e le o
se totino a le teugatupe a le litaea, pe fa’amata e mafai ona toe
fai se palota a le maota e tusa ai o le tulaga o Thompson e avea
ai ma totino o le komiti o le litaea, ae na saunoa Gaoteote, o
loo faagasolo i ai suesuega a lona ofisa i le mataupu lea.
Saunoa le afioga i le alii senatoa ia Galea’i M. Tuufuli i le
vaiaso nei ina ua talanoaina le mataupu i tupe a le pone, e leai
se malosi o ia Thompson na te sainia ai le maliliega i le va o
le Komiti o le Pone ma le Litaea, ae le o ia o se taitaifono a
le komiti.
O popolega e pei ona faailoa e Galea’i, o le taumafai lea
o le komiti a le Pone ma le Litaea e faanatinati le sainiga o le
maliliega, e aunoa ma le fa’amalamalamaina i le atunu’u.
Saunia: L.A.F./Naenae Productions
O le aso 4 o Mati, 2016 lea ua fa’ailoa aloaia mai ua atofaina e le malo e fa’atautaia ai le faiga
palota lautele a le atunuu.
O lo o fa’aauau pea i le taimi nei ia tapenaga a le Ofisa o le Komesina o Faiga Palota, e pei ona
fa’aauau ai le resitalaina o suafa o i latou ua agavaa e palota i le tausaga fou, e le gata i Upolu ae
faapea le motu tele i Salafai.
E le gata i lea, o lo o fa’atautaia foi polokalama fa’alauiloa i luga o TV ma leitio e fa’atalanoa ai
tulaga uma e ao ona silafia ma malamalama ai le atunuu lautele e uiga i le faiga palota.
Na saunoa se tasi o sui sinia o le ofisa, o le autu o a latou tapenaga o lo o fa’atinoina, ina ia malamalama lelei tagata uma i le taua o le faia o a latou palota faapea foi tulaga uma e agavaa ai e palota
i so o se itumalo e agavaa ai.
O le vaiaso fou lea ua fa’amoemoe e tatala aloaia ai le vaiaso o le Teuila lona 25, faapea foi
Taaloga a Tupulaga Talavou a Atunuu o le Taupulega lea o lo o talimalo ai Samoa.
Ua faatulaga mai i le polokalama mai le Pulega o Tagata Tafafao Maimoa Mai i Samoa, o le aso
toonai, le aso 5 o Setema lea ua atofaina mo lea fa’amoemoe i le malae taalo o le Apia Park.
O le aso Sa e sosoo ai o le a faia ai se sauniga lotu puupuu e talosaia ai ia fa’amoemoe e lua, ona
sosoo ai lea ma pesepesega a aufaipese lotu mai ekalesia eseese i totonu o le atunuu ua valaaulia e
lagiina viiga o le Atua i lea afiafi.
O le aso Gafua o le a faagasolo ai loa polokalama o le Teuila seia oo ina taualuga i le aso Toonai,
aso 12 o Setema i le tauvaga mo le sailia o se Tausala Lalelei o Samoa, le Miss Samoa Pageant mo
lenei tausaga.
O le tausaga nei ua aofia ai le tauvaga kirikiti faaperetania ma le tauvaga volipolo i luga o le
matafaga lea ua amata faagasolo i le vaiaso nei.
O lo o aoaoina foi i so o se tasi aemaise o tagata tafafao maimoa mai fafo, le fa’atinoina o folauga
e pei ona masani ai tagata Polenisia i tausaga ua mavae i luga o le sa o le Gaualofa.
(Faaauau itulau B11)
Western Samoa’s Alex Rose competes in the men’s discus throw qualification at the World Athletics
(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.
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tusia Ausage Fausia
Le Faipule mai Manu’a ia Vesi T. Fautanu (taumatau) ma le alii faipule ia Fatulegae’e P.
[ata AF]
Fa’asea Faipule mai
Manu’a i le fa’aletonu
atina’e faiga faiva…
tusia Ausage Fausia
O le tele ai o fa’asea mai le aufai faiva mai Manu’a i le leai lea o se fesoasoani a le malo
i le atina’e ma le fa’aleleia o faiga faiva i Manu’a, na mafua ai ona tula’i le afioga i le ali’i
faipule ia Vesi T. Fanutanu ma fa’aleo lagona fa’asea mai le itumalo i luma o le maota o sui i
le vaiaso nei.
I le tele ai o fa’asea, na valaau ai loa e le Komiti o Femalagaaiga se iloiloga e fesiligia ai
le Faatonusili o le Puipuiga o le Gataifale ma le Vaomatua ia Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga e uiga i
lenei mataupu.
O ni isi o fa’asea e pei ona taua e le afioga a Vesi e aofia ai le leai o ni mea faigaluega mo le
saogalemu o tagata fai faiva i Manu’a, leai ni kesi e fa’aaoga e tagata fai faiva, e le o manatu
atu fo’i le malo e la’u mai i’a o loo maua i fagotaga i Manu’a e fa’atau i Tutuila, ina ia mafai
ai ona maua e tagata fai faiva a Manu’a se fesoasoani tau tupe.
Saunoa Matagi-Tofiga i se iloiloga sa faia ananafi e fa’apea, ua mae’a ona tuuina atu le
fesoasoani a le matagaluega e fesoasoani ai i le lesitalaina o va’a fagota i Manu’a, e aofia ai le
Luanu’u ma le Faletolu, peita’i o le fa’afitauli o loo tula’i mai, e leai ma se va’a fagota alia mai
le Faletolu i Ta’u, Faleasao ma Fitiuta o lesitala, se’i vagana ai lava nai va’a fagota mai Ofu
ma Olosega ua mae’a ona lesitala.
Na faamanino atili e e Matagi-Tofiga e faapea, e le mafai ona tuuina atu ni mea faigaluega
mo le saogalemu o tagata fai faiva, se’i vagana ua mae’a ona lesitala le va’a fapgota.
“Ua uma fo’i ona tuu atu i ai kalone kesi e fagogota ai, ae o le faafitauli ua tula’i mai, e
avatu kalone kesi e fagogota ai ae ave ua utu ai ta’avale ma feoa’i solo ai,” o le saunoaga lea
a le tamaitai faatonusili e fa’atatau i le aufai faiva mai le Faletolu.
O le faafitauli o loo fetaiai ma le aufai faiva i Manu’a e pei ona saunoa le tama’ita’i fa’atonu,
e le o aso uma o le vaiaso e o ai latou e fagogota, ae se’i vagana lava faaiuga o le vaiaso, ona
o le to’atele o i latou e i ai galuega e galulue ai.
“E le tutusa la le aufai faiva i Manu’a ma Tutuila, o Tutuila nei e fagogota lava tagata fai
faiva i aso uma, o le latou galuega tumau lea e fai e saili ai tupe mo i latou, ae o Manu’a, e
foliga mai se’i vagana lava ua mana’omia le i’a ona faatoa fagota lea,” o le isi lea saunoaga a
le tama’ita’i fa’atonusili.
Na faamanino atili e Matagi-Tofiga e faapea, e tele auala e mafai ai ona fesoasoani le malo
i tagata fai faiva i Manu’a, pe afai latou te tausisia ta’iala e pei o le lesitalaina lea o a latou
va’a fagota.
Saunoa le afioga i le alii faipule ia Vaetasi Tuumolimoli Saena Moliga e fa’apea, e foliga
mai o loo tele avanoa e mafai ai ona maua e Manu’a fesoasoani i tulaga o faiga faiva, ae mafua
ona latou le maua ona e le o faamaoni i latou.
“O atina’e uma lava o loo maua i Tutuila ua maua uma fo’i i Manu’a, ae pau lava o tagata
fai faiva Manu’a e le o naunau i le faamanuiaga,” o le saunoaga lea a Vaetasi.
“O lea ua tuu atu i ai avanoa e pei o le lesitalaina o va’a atoa ai ma kalone kesi e fagogota
ai, ao lea ua o faaaoga e utu ai ta’avale, e foliga mai e le o fa’aaoga tatau e le Faletolu atina’e
ma faamanuiaga ua tuu atu i ai e le malo,” o le saunoaga lea a Vaetasi.
I le faaiuga o le iloiloga, na fautuaina ai loa e le tamaitai faatonusili le afioga i le alii faipule
ia Vesi, mo se avanoa e faia ai se latou fonotaga ma le aufai faiva i le Faletolu, ina ia mafai ai
ona fa’amanino atili ai ni isi o vaega e tatau ona uia muamua ao lei toe tuuina atu e le matagaluega faamanuiaga mo le au fai faiva i Manu’a.
Ua toe fautuaina e le afioga i le alii peresetene o le Senate ia
Gaoteote Palaie Tofau afioga i Senatoa o le maota maualuga, e
soia le fefefe e fesili i molimau pe a oo i le taimi latou te fesiligia
ai i latou i mataupu o loo fia malamalama i ai le maota.
Na toe faailoa e Gaoteote i afioga i senatoa, e lelei le fo’i o
molimau ua masofasofa i fesili, ae le tatau ona oo mai molimau
ae ave i ai le faafetai ma viiviiga.
“E le faia ni tatou masaniga poo ni faiga uo i taimi o gauega
a le Fono, soo se taimi e alo ai le fono i ana galuega faatino, o
le taimi lena e faatino ai le fatuaiga tausi a le maota e fesiligia ai
molimau ina ia faamanino mataupu o loo fia malamalama i ai le
maota ma le atunuu,” o le saunoaga lea a Gaoteote.
Na faailoa e le taitaifono o le komiti o le Falema’i a le senate
ia Tuaolo M. Fruean i le taeao ananafi e fa’apea, o le iloiloga i
le taeao nei ma le komiti faafoe a le falema’i, o se avanoa lelei
lea i afioga i senatoa latou te fesiligia ai mataupu o loo fia malamalama i ai.
Ua talosagaina e le afioga i le alii faipule ia Larry Sanitoa le
sui fofoga fetalai o le maotao sui, mo se avanoa e toe silasila
toto’a ai ta’ita’i o le fono i le fa’a faigaluegaina lea o ni isi loia
fa’aopoopo, e fesoasoani lea i le ali’i loia e to’atasi o loo i ai nei,
ona ua fai si umi o gasegase le loia fautua a le fono.
Saunoa Sanitoa e faapea, e tele naua galuega a le maota o sui
o loo naunau e fia faatino, aemaise ai fo’i galuega a le maota
maualuga, ae foliga mai e le mafai e le loia e toatasi o loo i ai ona
ia tauaveina uma nei mau galuega i le taimi e tasi, e mana’omia
lava se isi e fesoasoani i lana pito laau.
“E manaomia ni isi loia e fesoasoani i le faatinoina o galuega
a le fono, ina ia mafai ai fo’i ona faamama avega isi tatou loia e
to’atasi o loo i ai i le taimi nei,” o le saunoaga lea a Sanitoa.
E le fou lenei mataupu i luma o le senate, i le tele o taimi e
talosagaina ai e le afioga i le alii senatoa ia Soliai T. Fuimaono
le alii peresetene o le Senate, mo se avanoa e faa faigaluega ai e
le Fono ni isi loia e fesoasoani i le alii loia Samoa o loo i ai i le
taimi nei, susuga Natanielu Savali.
Na taua e Soliai i se tasi o ana saunoaga e faapea, e tele naua
galuega a le fono o loo fia faamae’a, ae le mafai ona faatino e le
loia e to’atasi o loo i ai.
o le
Ua leva tele le mea lenei o le fefinaua’i i le fai isi ‘e leai
se Atua’ o uiga uma lena a le tagata ua fusia e le tiapolo lona
mafaufau, e talitonu e leai se Atua.
Na amata mai lava le lalolagi, ia Atamu ma Eva e oo mai ia
Noa, e oo mai lava i le Afio mai o le Alo o le Atua, fai mai lava
le tiapolo, ‘e leai se Atua.’
Ae le iloa, o le faiga a le alii o le lalolagi e fai mai lava, ‘e
leai se Atua’, o le mea na e ta’u ai e Iesu i le feagaiga fou, ‘e
tele le ala e o atu i ai lea ua agasala, ae itiiti le ala e sao atu i le
ola e faavava’.
Ua leva tele na fai mai le finauga lea, ‘O le Satani poo
Lusifelo, e taumafai lava e faasese mafaufauga a tagata.
(Isaia 14:12) ‘Oi ua faapea ona pau mai le lagi o oe le ua
pupula, le atalii o le taeao, ua taia i lalo i le eleele, o oe sa
faatoilaloina nuu ese.’
Ua tulia mai i le Mamalu o le Malo o le Atua, ua sau ma fai
ana ‘au uma lava i tagata e ola le talitonu i le faaolataga.
Lea na fiu lava e taofi le alu o le kerisiano, o tagata ua talitonu ia Keriso Iesu, o tagata ua mausali le latou faatuatua. Lea
na amata mai i le fasiotia o le pepe, ma tagata kerisiano e le
Malo o Roma, se’i oo i le ‘313 Edict of Milan.’ i le vaitaimi o
Contanstine le ‘Emperor’ o Roma (306-337 AD)
O le tagata lena na alai ona ola uma le ‘au-kerisiano i lena
vaitaimi, o le Agaga o le Atua. Lea e fai ai nei lava le faiga o
tagata kerisiano, i le itulagi lea e le talitonu ia Iesu, o se Alo o
le Atua Soifua.
A tatou talitonu lava ia Iesu Keriso, lea sa i le amataga le
Upu, sa i le Atua le Upu, o le Atua foi le Upu e ola ai le tagata
e faavavau lava, Amene.
tusia SAM
Fa’alogologo lava ma le toto’a le Fafige Faikakala i le talanoaga a isi aualii e fa’atatau i le fa’afitauli lea o loo tula’i mai
i le va o le Komiti Fa’afoe a le Falema’i ma le Senate, i le fiu
lea o le Senate e tu’i fesili sui o le Komiti Faafoe poo ai tagata
na ave i tupe o le polokalame lea e ave ai gasegase i fafo mo
togafitiga, ae tasi lava le tali a le komiti, o loo ave ai tagata
mama’i. Fai mai le tala a le isi alii sa i ai i le talanoaga lea, afai
e aami e le Senate le lisi o tagata o loo faatupe e le falema’i a
latou malaga i lalo o le polokalame lea, ona maua ai loa lea iina
igoa sa’o o tagata o loo malaga i tupe o le polokalame. E tusa
ai o tala ua maua e le uaealesi mosooi a le Fafige Faikakala, e
le moni molimau a sui o le komiti sa tuu atu i luma o le senate,
ina ua fesiligia tupe na faatupe ai malaga a isi sui e to’alua
o le komiti faafoe. Na taua e le isi uo a le Fafige Faikakala e
faigaluega i le falema’i e faapea, “magaia ae kalia le faukuaga
a alii segakoa, ave se kusi paia e faakauko ai sui o le komiti
faafoe, akogu o iiga kogu lava lakou ke ka’u iga ai le mea mogi
e fa’akakau i kupe sa kokogi ai malaga ia ga malaga ai isi sui e
ko’alua a le komiti.”
Ata fa’amaga le Fafige Faikakala ina ua te’i lana fa’alogo i
le saunoaga a le alii kovana lea na momoli i Asosi o Ta’aloga
eseese i le atunu’u, e soia le taulamalama o le isi i le tasi, ma
taofi le fetuituia’i ae galulue fa’atasi e atina’e ta’aloga i le
atunu’u. Te’i le Fafige Faikakala ina ua tatagi lana telefoni i le
isi taeao, ae tago atu e tali, o le olomatua sa faalogologo ai fo’i
i le saunoaga lea a le kovana. Fesili atu loa le Fafige Faikakala
pe e i ai sana fika e fai i le saunoaga a le kovana, ae fai mai le
tali a le olomatua, “Ou ke fa’afekai i le kovaga i le koa o loga
loko ma le saugoa sa’o aku i asosi o ka’aloga i le agukuu, o le
mea kogu lava lea o loo mafua ai oga faalekogu le akiga’eiga
o ka’aloga a fagau, o lea e kausigio i ai le au ula ia e saili ai
avagoa e o ai i malaga i akuguu eseese, ae leai ma se gaugau e
akia’e ka’aloga mo fagau,” o le gasugasu lea a le olomatua na
matua te’i ai le fa’alogo a le Fafige Faikakala. Fesili mai loa
le olomatua i le Fafige Faikakala, “ae o le a la sau oe fika ali’i
Fafige Faikakala, fa’amaka e sa’o le fika a le kovaga lea sa fai,”
oso atu loa ma le fika a le Fafige Faikakala, “Makua sa’o lava,
fa’aka’ika’iga o le asosi fusuaga, o lea lava e vavao poo ai e
member i le faalapokopokoga o fusuaga a le lalolagi, ma a’afia
aku ai lava le lumaga’i o gai kamaiki fusu, ua laki le poko o le
make a si alii lea o Tanoa Jr, aga le alu i le aufusu lea ua alu i
le Oceania ga ke le maua lea avagoa e fa’alaukele ai loga iloa
i le ka’aloga fusu,” Te’i le Fafige Faikakala i le oso mai o le
isi fika a le olomatua, “Sa’o la, kukusa lelei lava le fekuikuia’i
o le asosi fusu ma le fekuikuia’i o asosi ka’aloga uma lava i le
akuguu, ae solomusa ai lava le ASNOC.”
In The High Court
of American Samoa
FDA/JG No. 006-15
TO: Ms. Moanalisa Misi & Unnamed Father
Amaluia Village
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the abovenamed respondents that a petition has been
filed before the High Court of American
Samoa to appoint a Legal Guardian for your
male child born on August 14, 2004, at LBJ
Tropical Medical Center, Fagaalu, American
Samoa. A hearing will be held after two
months and ten days from the date of the
first publication of this notice, in which the
Court may enter an order appointing a
Guardian for your child. If you have any
objection, you must appear within two
months and ten days from the date of the
first publication of this notice and file an
objection or a claim with the Court.
lo’o ta’ua lua suafa i luga, ua iai se talosaga
ua failaina i le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga o
Amerika Samoa, ina ia tofia aloaia mai se
tasi e va’ava’aia, fa’aa’oga ma faia se
tamaititi faapea sa fanau o ia i le aso 14 o
Aukuso, 2004 i le Falema’i i Faga’alu,
Amerika Samoa. Afai e te lua tete’e i lenei
talosaga, e tatau ia te oulua e ona faila se
talosaga tete’e i le Fa’amasinoga i totonu o
le lua masina ma aso e sefulu mai le ulua’i
fa’asalalauga o lenei mataupu.
Dated/Aso: April 30, 2015
In The High Court
of American Samoa
PR No. 17-15
In the Matter of the Estate of
has been duly qualified to act as Administrator of the Estate of JANE OFOIA NERU.
All creditors with a claim against the Estate
of JANE OFOIA NERU are required to submit their claims to the Administrator of the
Estate within 60 days of the first publication
of this notice.
Submit all claims to:
VINCENT NERU, Administrator
℅ Toetasi Fue Tuiteleleapaga
Attorney at law
5614 Leone
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Dated: August 24, 2015
Clerk of Courts
Published 07/27,8/27
Published: 8/27
samoa news, Thursday, August 27, 2015 Page B11
E te fia
I le aso na tatala ai le pisinisi fou a Isaako, na aumai ai le teu, ua sese mai le teu, fai mai, ‘REST
IN PEACE’. Ia tago le toeaina o Isaako ma vili le kamupani lea e faia mai teu.
Tali mai loa e le faifeau, ia pa loa i ai le toeaina i le sese o le teu lea e aumai ia ia, faamalie loa
e le faiteu, “Malie oe, oute le iloa i lau fanau lea na o atu e ave atu le teu, ae faamalie finagalo, o le
tele ia o oti i lenei aso, ua ou le iloa le mea oti ua sese i ai.” Fai mai loa le toeaina, “O a la upu na e
tusi ai ?,” ae fai mai le tamaloa lea e faia teu, “Congratulation on your new location.”
Ua te’i lava i le oo i le isi aso lena, sau loa le pato ma fesili mai i le ‘bartender’ pe i ai ni moli?
Tali le bartender, ‘e leai.’ Toe alu i fafo ae oo i le isi aso toe sau foi i totonu o le ‘bar’ le pato, toe
fesili i le ‘bartender’ ‘E i ai ni ou moli?’, fai atu loa le bartender, “Toe tasi lou toe sau ma fesili mai
pe i ai ni moli ou tago atu loa tu’itu’i oe i le laupapa lea.”
Ia toe oo i le isi aso, sau foi le pato, ma fesili mai, “E i ai ni ou fao”, ae fai mai le bartender, “E
leai…” Toe fesili atu loa le pato, “E i ai la ni tou moli.”
Mai itulau 9
Ua fautua malosi le Matagaluega o Leoleo i matua o lo o tuuina atu a latou fanau e faatau savali
oloa e le gata i nofoaga faitele i le taulaga ae faapea foi i nuu ma afioaga, ina ia tagai lelei i le saogalemu o le fanau. Ua mafua lea fautuaga a le matagaluega ona o se fa’alavelave na tulai mai, lea
ua molia ai nei se tama i lona faiaiga faamalosi i se teineititi sa alu atu e faatau ana koko Samoa. Na
faaalia e le sui sooupu o le matagaluega, le susuga Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu e faapea, na lipoti atu lea
fa’alavelave i le Ofisa o Leoleo i Faleata i le aso 15 o Aukuso.
Fai mai a ia, o se teineititi e 19 tausaga mai Vaitele-uta na alu atu e faatau savali ana koko Samoa
i Vaitele-tai, ae faamalosi ai loa o ia e se tama e 46 tausaga mai Puipaa. Ua taofia nei e leoleo lea alii
e faatali ai lona fa’amasinoga lea ua faatulaga mo le aso 31 o le masina nei. E le o le taimi muamua
lea ua tulai mai ai lea ituaiga fa’alavelave.
Ua fa’asalaina nei i le tolu tausaga i le falepuipui se alii sa ia fafauina se gaoiga o mea faufale e
silia ma le $20,000 le tau aofai mai le kamupani o le Bluebird Lumber, e ala i se tulaga faaogatotonu
(middleman) i le va o le kamupani ma tagata faatau. O lea gaioiga na fa’atinoina e lea alii o Laloata
Timo ma ni alii se toatolu sa faigaluega uma i le kamupani.
O le toatolu lea ua uma ona fa’amaonia e le Faamasinoga o latou molaiaga o le gaoi ao avea ma
tagata faigaluega, ma o lo o nofosala nei i latou i le falepuipui.
Na faaalia i fa’amaumauga a le Faamasinoga e faapea, e faatau e Timo ia oloa mai le kamupani
o le Bluebird Lumber mai se tasi o ia alii e toatolu i se tau matua pa’u maualalo, ona toe faatau lea
e Timo o ia oloa i isi tagata i se tau e lalata i lo latou tau moni, ona ave lea e Timo o tupe mo alii e
toatolu lea e faigaluega i le Bluebird.
O oloa na faatau i ia faiga solitulafono e aofia ai laupapa ma isi mea e faaaoga i le fausiaina o
fale. E faafa ona fa’atinoina ia gaioiga i le va o le aso 3 o Oketopa ma le masina o Novema o le
2014, ma sa faia uma e aunoa ma le silafia e le pule o le kamupani. Sa faapea foi ona molia ai i lea
mataupu se tasi o faipisinisi sa ia fa’atauina nisi o ia oloa mai le ua molia.
Suafa “FAGA”
E muamua ona ou fa’atulou atu i paia o Samoa
mai Saua se’i o’o atu i Falealupo, paia i
Aufaigaluega paia a le Atua i fata faitaulaga e
fia. Tulou, Tulou, Tulouna lava, e fa’ata’alolo ma
nu’unu’u atu ou paia na.
A’o lenei fa’asilasilaga, e faasino tonu i SULI
tautoto moni o le Suafa o “FAGA” i Alao,
Falelima i Sasa’e.
E taalo atu ai i le tatou aiga potopoto ma suli
tautoto moni i le suafa “FAGA”, o le a faia se
talanoaga a lo tatou aiga i Si’igava’a i le Laoa o
FAGA, i le Aso To’ona’i, 24 o Oketopa 2015, i
le itula e 11:00 i le taeao.
Fa’amoemoe ia tatou auai i lea aso ua atofaina,
i le soifua maua ma le lagi e mama, i le alofa
ma le agalelei o le Atua. O lou le auai, o le a le
taofia ai le finagalo o aiga.
Ma le fa’aaloalo lava,
Laloulu Tu’uaipea Faga
Ma le Aiga Potopoto
In The District Court
of American Samoa
AD No. DCAD 21-15
In the Matter Concerning a Minor Child
American Samoa
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above-named
Respondent that a petition has been filed before
the District Court of American Samoa, for adoption of a female child born on March 11, 2001, at
the LBJ Tropical Medical Center, Faga’alu, American Samoa. A hearing will be held after two (2)
months and ten (10) days from the date of the first
publication of this Notice, in which the Court may
enter an order granting the petition for adoption. If
you have any objection, or wish to claim or assert
your parental rights, you must appear within two (2)
months and ten (10) days from the date of the first
publication of this Notice and file an objection or a
claim with the Court.
O LE FA’AALIGA E TU’UINA ATU ia te oe, po o e
tali, ua ta’ua i luga, ua iai le talosaga ua failaina i
le Fa’amasinoga Fa’aitumalo o Amerika Samoa e
iloilo ai se talosaga fa’atamafai i se tamaitiiti-teine
na fanau o ia ia Mati 11, 2001, i le LBJ Tropical
Medical Center, Faga’alu, Amerika Samoa. O lea
iloiloga e faia pe a tuana’i le lua (2) masina ma aso
e sefulu (10) mai le aso o le ulua’i fa’asalalauga o
lenei fa’aaliga, ma e ono tu’uina atu ai se poloa’iga
a le Fa’amasinoga e talia ai le talosaga e pei ona
faia. Afai e te tete’e, pe e te finagalo e fa’amaonia
ou aia fa’a-matua, ia e failaina se talosaga tete’e
i le Fa’amasinoga i totonu o le lua (2) masina ma
aso e sefulu (10) mai le ulua’i fa’asalalauga o lenei
Dated: 28 April, 2015
Published: 8/27, 9/3
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samoa news, Thursday, August 27, 2015
O se va’aiga i le to’atele o le autalavou i Leone sa latou fa’amae’aina le latou polokalama o le 4H sa fa’atautaia mo le 3 masina o le tu’uaga ma sa avea le Laoa o Salave’a
ma latou nofoaga e fa’atino ai. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Mae’a polokalama suisui & 4H - kalapu i Leone
tusia: Leua Aiono Frost
O le aso ananafi na fa’amae’a aloa’ia
ai le polokalama sa fa’atautaia e le Land
Grant 4H mo le 3 masina o le tu’uaga
o a’oga, fa’apea fo’i ma le Polokalama
Suisui sa fa’atautaia e le CNR a le Land
Grant mo le vasega o tina ma tama i le
kalapu a le afio’aga o Leone.
“O nei polokalama o lo’o mafai ona
faia fua mo le fanau, fa’apea fo’i le
su’isu’i mo tina ma tama o maua taimi
avanoa e a’oa’oina ai mo lea taleni,
ina ia latou mafaia ona su’ia latou
laei fa’apea ma laei o latou fanau, ma
fa’asao ai se isi vaega o le tamaoaiga e
tausia ai aiga,” o se tala lea a Moli Atualevao Lagai, ta’ita’i o le EFNEP, FCS
Land Grant a le Kolisi Tu’ufa’atasi o
Amerika Samoa.
Na mua’i fa’atautaia le fa’au’uga
o le vasega su’isu’i mo tama ma tina.
E to’afitu tina ua fa’amanuiaina taumafai ma le to’atasi o le ali’i talavou
sa avea ma manaia o lea fa’au’uga. Na
tula’i Lagai ma ia fa’afetaia le tauata’i
o i latou ua mae’a lelei lea kosi aoga.
Ua ofoina mai lea tautua e le vaega a
le FCS/CNR a le Land Grant a le tatou
Kolisi, ma e avea ai le tama’ita’i o
Diana Tarrant ma faia’oga.
Mai le to’a 10 sa amatalia le vasega
suisui i lenei tolu masina, ua fa’ai’u ma
le manuia e le to’a 8, ae o le isi to’alua,
ua maua galuega e galulue tumau ai. Ua
fa’ailoa fo’i le fiafia o Tarrant ina ua
mae’a lenei vasega lona ono i Leone.
“O le nu’u lenei ua ono ai lenei o
fa’au’uga ua faia mo lea a’oga, peita’i,
e eseese lava tina i vasega ta’itasi. Ma
ua fa’apea fo’i se taofi, o le a muta
ai i le vasega lenei nei lesona mo le
afio’aga o Leone, ae soso’o atu nei
vasega i isi afio’aga e le’i faia muamua
ai ni vasega,” o sana tala lea.
Ina ua mae’a taua’aoina tusi pasi
o lea vasega, sa maua avanoa e toe
molimau ai lea vasega ma fa’afetaia
le polokalama mai le taiulu se’ia o’o
ane i le latou faia’oga, ma ua latou
toe fa’atalosagaina fo’i se isi vasega
e toe faia.
O le vaega a le Polokalama 4H a le
fanau, sa ese le va’aiga i le vasega o
tamaiti, aua e a’oina lava e le fanau, toe
ta’ita’i e le fanau le latou fa’atinoga o
le polokalama sa maimoaina e le taiulu
o le 4H a le FCS/CNR ma le latou
vaega sa auai atu e tapunia fa’atasi lea
Ua iloga le tele o galuega fa’atino
sa fa’atautaia e le fanau, sa latou
fa’atautauina latou elei sa faia, o
latou paso ma isi galuega tusitusia, o
le lalagaina o ato ma isi galuega taulima fa’asamoa, atoa ai ma a’oa’oga
o le fa’amama ma fa’amatagofie lou
si’omaga sa fa’atautaia i lea 3 masina
ua mae’a nei.
O le aso ua fa’asino tonu mo lea
fa’amoemoe ua talafeagai lelei ma le
to’ai taunu’u o le meli tele i Fagatogo
ma sa auai atu le to’atele e maimoaina le ma’a fa’amanatu o le tsunami
i Leone, “Healing Garden” ma ua avea
fo’i le fa’atinoga lenei a fanau ma se
tasi o mata’aga sa latou maimoaina,
ma fa’afiafiaina ai lenei au tafafao mai
“Ou te fiafia i le ato lea e mafai ona
fa’aaoga fo’i i Ausetalia,” o se tala lea
a se tina matua o le pasese a le meli mai
Ausetalia o June. Na fa’afofoga lelei le
‘au turisi ae fa’amatala e tamaiti le lalagaina o le ma’ilo, ma lona aoga.
“O le ituaiga fa’atinoga lenei e mafai
ona siitia ai le 4H i le tatou atunu’u.
E tatau ona tatou fa’aaogaina lea fo’i
fesoasoani tele ua tatou maua fua e
fa’aleleia atili ai taleni a fanau, e le
ta’ita’ia fua e nisi o tagata matutua, ae
tula’i mai tupulaga lava latou e fa’atino
a latou taleni ma fa’ailoa mai, ua aoga
se fesoasoani a le 4H mo i latou,” o se
tala lea a Lagai.
Na ia toe fa’ailoa mai, “I le
tu’ufa’atasiga o malaga uma a le 4H
sa faia i Guam i le tausaga nei, e na’o
Amerika Samoa lava sa leai se latou
malaga o talavou 4H na auai, o lona
uiga, ua tatau ona va’ai mamao a tatou
tupulaga ma kalapu fa’apenei e auai i ai
tupulaga, ina ia fa’aa’e se malaga e fai
ma sao o le 4H i le tatou nei atunu’u.”
O le 4H a le FCS/CNR a le Land
Grant e mafai ona latou fesoasoani mai
e aumaia ni sapalai o mea e fa’atino
ai polokalama fa’aleleia o taleni a le
tupulaga talavou. Ua mafai fo’i ona
fa’afesiligia mo se latou fesoasoani mo
ni faia’oga e fa’atinoa aoaoga nei.
E to’a 50-60 le fanau sa auai i le
polokalama lenei mai lona amataga
se’ia o’o i le fa’ai’uga, ma sa tofusia
fo’i i latou i ni meaalofa mai le 4H e
fesoasoani i le latou toe a’e i le a’oga i
lenei vaiaso.
O se va’aiga i le vasega su’isu’i a le afio’aga o Leone lea ua toe mae’a fo’i mo le 10 vaiaso na fa’atautaia mai ai. Ua fa’ailoa mai o le lona 6 ai lenei o vasega a lea afio’aga,
ae eseese uma lava tina i nei vasega uma.
[ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Taofi se fa’aiuga a le
Fono mo Tony Togia’i
samoa news, Thursday, August 27, 2015 Page B13
tusia Ausage Fausia
O le vaiaso nei na pasia ai e le Komiti o le Litaea a le Senate
sa latou faaiuga, ina ia faateletelegese le palotaina o le suafa o le
susuga a Tony Togia’i, se’i mae’a ona soalaupule le faafitauli o
loo faaletonu ai finagalo o le maota i le mataupu e faatatau i le
Komiti o le Litaea a le malo.
O le vaiaso na te’a nei na faia ai le iloiloga a le Komiti o le
Litaea a le Maota o Sui mo le susuga a Togia’i, peita’i na pasia
fo’i la latou faaiuga ina ia tolopo le palotaina o le suafa o Tagoa’i,
se’i foia muamua le faaletonu o loo tula’i mai i le komiti o le litaea
a le malo.
A o le i amataina le iloiloga a le Senate o Togia’i i le vaiaso
nei, na talosaga le afioga i le ali’i senatoa ia Magalei Logovi’i i le
taitaifono o le Komiti ia LeAtualevao Asifoa, mo se avanoa e aami
muamua ai le Loia Fautua a le Fono, se’i fesiligia i le tofiaina o
Togia’i e avea ma totino o le Komiti, pe talafeagai ma le tulafono
o loo i ai nei.
Saunoa atili Magalei e faapea, i lalo o le tulafono lea ua pasia
e le Fono, e tatau ona to’afa totino o le komiti o litaea o totino
o le teugatupe a le litaea, ae o le isi to’atolu e le o ni totino o le
Sa ia saunoa atili e faamanino e faapea, o le tofiaina o Togia’i e
avea ma totino o le Komiti, o le a atoa i ai totino e to’afa e le o ni
totino o le teugatupe a le litaea, aua o lea ua i ai Sonny Thompson,
Maalopa Bob Tuiasosopo ma Beaver Ho Ching.
O le to’atele o afioga i senatoa na maua le avanoa e fesiligia ai
le molimau, sa latou taua le agavaa o Togia’i e avea ma totino o le
komiti fa’afoe, e le gata i lona agava’a i mataupu tau su’e tusi, ae
o ia fo’i o se tagata o loo tulaga lelei lana pisinisi
Na fesili le afioga a LeAtualevao ia Togia’i, pe i ai se faaletonu
o le su’e lea e le kamupani mai fafo o tusi a le malo faapea ai ma
tusi a le Ofisa o le Litaea. O le agaga o le fesili a le alii senatoa, ina
ne’i i ai se feteenaiga i le faatinonina lea e le kamupani su’e tusi
mai fafo o galuega a le malo ma le litaea, a o lea e vavao le atunuu
i tupe a le litaea ma le auala o loo faaaoga.
Saunoa Togia’i e faapea, afai o se kamupani tu maoti le kamupani su’e tusi o loo ia su’eina tusi a le malo ma le Litaea, e leai se
afaina o lea tulaga, sei vagana lava pe afai o se vaega a le malo o
loo su’eina tusi a vaega e lua, ona faatoa tula’i mai ai loa lea o se
Na faafetaia e le to’atele o senatoa ia Togia’i i le maualuga o
lona agava’a i mataupu tau su’etusi, aemaise ai o le mana’omia
lea e le malo o se tagata e i ai le agava’a lea e avea ma totino o le
litaea, e fesoasoani i le tausia lelei o tupe ma meatotino a le litaea.
Na faailoa e Tuaolo M. Fruean ia Tagoa’i e faapea, e maua ga
ta i Amerika Samoa se ituaiga tagata e i ai agavaa maualuluga nei,
ae afai ua tofia o ia e le kovana e avea ma totino a le komiti o le
Litaea, o le taimi lelei lea mo ia e faailoa ai lona naunau e puipui
tupe o le litaea a le malo, tusa lava pe afai e le o ia o se totino o le
teugatupe a le litaea.
I le faaiuga o le iloiloga, na fautuaina ai loa e Gaoteote ia le
komiti, e le tatau ona vavevave sa latou faaiuga i le palotaina o
le suafa o Togia’i, ina ne’i avea le faaletonu o loo tula’i mai i le
komiti o le litaea ma itu e afaina atu ai ma tofiga a le kovana mo ia,
ao ia o se tagata e agava’a i le galuega.
Tony Togia’i
[ata AF]
O se va’aiga i le fanau talavou a le 4H ua latou fa’aalia a latou oloa na gaosia mai i lapisi eseese
sa latou aoina mai le si’omaga. Ua matua maofa le vasega o turisi i le talenia o fanau a Samoa e
gaosia teu fugala’au i atigi apa ma atigi fagu, o isi oloa ua latou gaosia o galuega taulima a Samoa
[ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
ma lo latou fa’aaogaina.
The Pentagon probing alleged
distorting of war intelligence
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s
inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the
anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered
intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress
against the militant group, a defense official said
The official was not authorized to discuss
the probe publicly and so spoke on condition of
The investigation was first disclosed by The
New York Times. The paper reported that the
investigation began after at least one civilian
Defense Intelligence Agency analyst told authorities he had evidence that officials at U.S. Central
Command were improperly reworking conclusions of assessments prepared for policy makers,
including President Barack Obama.
Details of the allegations were not available. A
spokeswoman for the inspector general’s office,
Bridget Serchak, declined to comment.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday
that he can’t speak about any potential inspector
general report or investigation.
Asked if he believes he’s gotten skewed intelligence, he said: “I myself have tried to be very
candid throughout about my own assessments
of the counter-ISIL campaign. And I, therefore,
have spent a lot of time making sure that I’m
well-informed and I also expect candor on the
part of everybody else in the department. That’s
the only way we can know what we’re doing,
how we’re doing and when.”
Carter said everyone from the president on
down needs the most candid and accurate information “in order to make the kind of decisions
that will lead most rapidly to victory.”
Carter spoke to reporters at Nellis Air Force
Base in Nevada, where he watched a portion of
the military exercise Red Flag, involving at least
100 fighter jets and other aircraft from the U.S.,
Israel, Jordan and Singapore.
Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said he
could not confirm the probe. The Pentagon typically does not publicly comment on the work of
the inspector general’s office, which is an inde-
pendent arm of the Defense Department.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said
Obama “places a premium” on getting unvarnished intelligence assessments and a range of
views for policymakers.
“That yields, in the minds of our experts, the
best, richest account of the facts on the ground,”
Earnest said, adding that the president is confident
he is receiving honest intelligence assessments.
A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff
Davis, said Pentagon and Central Command
officials have been publicly candid about the difficulty of the war against the Islamic State. At
times, however, they have painted a rosier picture than was reflected by developments on the
On May 15, for example, Brig. Gen. Thomas
Weidley, who at the time was chief of staff to
the military headquarters running the war, told
reporters the Islamic State was “losing and
remains on the defensive.” Even as he spoke,
Iraqi officials were saying IS fighters had captured the main government compound in Ramadi,
the capital of Anbar province. Two days later the
city fell, marking a significant victory for IS and
a setback for the U.S. and Iraq.
Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder, a spokesman
for Central Command, said he could not discuss
ongoing investigations.
“The (inspector general) has a responsibility
to investigate all allegations made and we welcome and support their independent oversight,”
Ryder said.
Ryder said the government’s numerous intelligence agencies routinely produce a wide range
of “subjective assessments related to the current security environment,” and that it is customary for agencies to comment on others’ draft
“However, it is ultimately up to the primary
agency or organization whether or not they incorporate any recommended changes or additions.
Further, the multi-source nature of our assessment process purposely guards against any single
report or opinion unduly influencing leaders and
decision-makers,” Ryder said.
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the Alliance Office in Nu’uuli (Rose, Vargas Bldg, floor level). For more info, call Mona
256-1459 Sessions are FREE.
TIRED OF BEING STUCK? Come and check out Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step program for any addictive or compulsive behavior ranging from drugs & alcohol to anger
management, gambling, grief, victims of abuse (physical or sexual), etc. Â Join us
every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Alliance office in Nuu’uli (Rose Vargas bldg, lower
level). The road to recovery is not meant to be traveled. For more info call Mona at
256-1459. Sessions are free. Mona Uli, Outreach Community Advocacy CoordinatorAmerican Samoa Alliance against Domestic & Sexual Violence
FAASAO/MARIST HS Incoming Freshmen Orientation on Friday, Aug 28th @ 8am. No
uniform. 10th-12th Grade report to school on Monday, Aug 31st, pls wear school
uniforms. [08/31]
SAMOAN SAINTS ORGANIZATION Roadside Clean Up on the 21st and 29th of this
month until the end of the year. All are welcomed. Meet infront of Lupelele Elementary
School, 5:30pm, rain or shine. Do it for our beautiful island. Contact Jay @ 254-0651
for more info.
URGENT HOMES NEEDED FOR ADULT DOGS being trapped at Lyons Park!! Majority
of adult dogs trapped are healthy &very friendly but will be humanly euthanized if no
one claims them after 48 hours of being held. PLEASE HELP! Call Mona at 258-4116
or 699-9445.
FEASDAT Families for Effective Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness & Treatment
(addressing behavioral & autistic disorders) Join our monthly social encounters & learn
ways to help your loved one. (Samoan) 252-9278 (English)731-3959 (Filipino) 6331222 ext 526
GROUP SUPPORT HANNAH to rebuild strength, to restore wisdom & understanding &
working together side by side to overcome any obstacle, please call and join us. Pua
770-6938 or 633-2855
Fellowship, everyone welcome @ Lion’s office by Showers of Blessing. Elizabeth 7702504 or 699-0272 (Victiims of Violence)
ASOA General Meetings. Will be held each month on the 3rd Friday at 10am at ASOA
Center in Tafuna on Tasi St. All seniors welcome. Questions, call 699-1131
WHEELCHAIRS Old, Battered or Banged up. Pls donate, in any condition to ASOA so
we may be able to help someone in need. Call Marysita 770-1838 or 699-1131
SCUBA FISHING BAN It is unlawful to possess any spear while using SCUBA. Marine
& Wildlife Resources. 633-4458 / 252-0445.
Support your hospital, donate your free time by calling 633-1222 Ext. 199. All proceeds from Fale sales donated to purchase equipment for LBJ.[till]
HUNTING BAN ON WILD BIRDS & BATS is still in effect - it is unlawful to kill or hunt
wild birds & bats. Dept. of Marine & Wildlife 633-4458 / 252-0445
VETERANS A.A. MEETING Every Thur. 2:30-3:30pm V.A. Clinic (next to PX) More info
Tisha, VA Clinic 699-3730.
ASCADSV (AS Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence) invites you to talk to us
on two TALK LINES 254-talk and 258-talk about anything you want to speak out about.
Anything at all. Talanoa mai.
USED MOTOR OIL? Take it to a LUBE CUBE. Drop off used motor oil at a service station near you. Protect the land, protect our drinking water. ASEPA 633-2304.
HURTING? ABUSED? Free peer-to-peer teen counseling at Teen Challenge for peer
pressure, suicide prevention, drug & alcohol prevention. TC open Mon-Thurs 9am4pm & Fri 9am-noon. 699-2635/2636 Teen Hope 699-2641
FEELING DOWN and like there is no one to talk to? Contact Catholic Social Services,
8 am - 4 pm, 699-5683 or 699-6611, after hours 258-6302. Where someone is there
to listen.
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➧ Talavalu…
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American Samoa player trying to tackle a player from PNG during their second match of the Oceania Cup on Tuesday night. In a
[photo by Henry Morabang/PNG]
tough match, Talavalu lost to the Pukpuks 36-22 to end the second round of the championship.
PNG came back early in
the second half of the game,
to score their last two tries
of the match to their Captain Tisa Kautu and left wing
Jacky Marcus to continue
their lead 36-14 over American Samoa.
American Samoa did not
give up but continued to
attack, giving them the last
chance to score the last try of
the match, with the final score
of 36-22.
When asked by local
media in PNG about the
team’s performance and also
their preparation for their last
match of the championship,
Talavalu Head Coach Leota
Patu said they entered the
championship as underdogs
but surprised themselves with
their performance in their last
two matches, including their
victory against the Solomon
Islands last week.
Despite their loss to PNG,
Leota said that he is proud of
his players for sticking to their
game plan throughout the
tournament. “We lost in some
areas, but most of the time
during our first and second
match, our team did a great
job by sticking to our game
plan and they managed to fire
some great performances.”
Comparing the Solomon
Islands team to the Pukpuks
team, Leota said that the PNG
team is much more experienced and heavy, and that’s
why it was really hard for his
new team to beat them.
American Samoa scored
four tries against the Solomon
Islands team in their opening
match of the tournament, but
was unable to repeat the same
during their second match.
Speaking about rugby in
American Samoa and the
way the sport is developing,
Leota told PNG media that
the American Samoa Rugby
Union (ASRU) would be
willing to host a future Oceania Cup championship,
and with the help from the
World Rugby and the American Samoa government, this
dream can come true.
He said that even though
rugby has been played in the
Territory for a long time, it
is not fully supported by the
government and the sports
federation; however, he was
really happy with the way the
2015 Oceania Cup was run,
and he would like a chance to
do the same when they come
back home.
Playing in the Sir Hubert
Murray Stadium, which is
considered one of the best
sports venues in the Pacific,
Leota said he would love
to see a stadium like this in
American Samoa, adding that
he really wants to see some
changes in the way the sport
is played when they return
home, including building
new facilities to host a future

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