Marshall islands: leadership and governance

Marshall islands: leadership and governance

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In this video recorded at ANU on Tuesday the 16th of May, the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands HE Hilda C. Heine addressed students on the challenges of leadership and the system of governance in the Marshall Islands.
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Drone flyover of freshwater reservoirs on Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands

Drone flyover of freshwater reservoirs on Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands

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  • Updated: 22 Dec 2015
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A drone video provided to The WorldPost by the Majuro Water and Sewer Company shows the seven freshwater reservoirs near Majuro's international airport. The airport's runway is the catchment area that fills these reservoirs: rain falls on the tarmac and is funneled to pipes underground, then pumped into the holding pools. During intense drought, when little rain falls, these reservoirs can become dangerously depleted Subscribe to The World Post: http://www.youtube.com/user/worldpostvideo?sub_confirmation=1 Get More WorldPost! Read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/theworldpost/ Tweet: https://twitter.com/theworldpost Like: https://www.facebook.com/theworldpost
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U.S. Marines Invade the Marshall Islands | World War 2 Newsreel | 1944

U.S. Marines Invade the Marshall Islands | World War 2 Newsreel | 1944

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● CHECK OUT OUR 2ND CHANNEL: https://youtube.com/TheBestSpaceArchives ✚ Watch our "World War 2 in the Pacific" PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaGAbbh1M3InpzhY85K78zUhZjc2L3Qp1 ►Facebook: https://facebook.com/TheBestFilmArchives ►Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TheBestFilmArchives ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/BestFilmArch This short film – originally titled as "Yanks Invade the Marshall Islands" – is an amazing World War 2-era newsreel about the Marshall Islands Campaign. In the Pacific Theater of World War 2, the Marshall Islands Campaign (Jan - Feb 1944) was a key strategic operation of the United States Pacific Fleet and Marine Corps. The Japanese bases in the Marshall Islands were the outer perimeter of eastern defenses for the Japanese Empire. The purpose of the Campaign was to establish airfields that would allow land based air support for the upcoming Allied operations across the Central Pacific. The battle for the Marshall Islands was one of the most significant battles of the Pacific War. The scenes of the newsreel were filmed under fire by combat photographers. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND / CONTEXT The Marshalls, east of the Caroline Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, had been in Japanese hands since World War 1. Occupied by the Japanese in 1914, they were made part of the “Japanese Mandated Islands” as determined by the League of Nations. The Treaty of Versailles, which concluded the First World War, stipulated certain islands formerly controlled by Germany – including the Marshalls, the Carolines, and the Marianas (except Guam – had to be ceded to the Japanese, though “overseen” by the League. But the Japanese withdrew from the League in 1933 and began transforming the Mandated Islands into military bases. Non-Japanese, including Christian missionaries, were kept from the islands as naval and air bases – meant to threaten shipping lanes between Australia and Hawaii – were constructed. During the Second World War, these islands, as well as others in the vicinity, became targets of Allied attacks. The U.S. Central Pacific Campaign began with the Gilbert Islands, south of the Mandated Islands; U.S. forces conquered the Gilberts in November 1943. Next on the agenda was Operation Flintlock, a plan to capture the Marshall Islands. Employing the hard-learned lessons of the battle of Tarawa, the United States launched a successful twin assault. Admiral Raymond Spruance led the 5th Fleet from Pearl Harbor on January 22, 1944, to the Marshalls, with the goal of getting 53,000 assault troops ashore two islets in the north: Roi and Namur. Meanwhile, using the Gilberts as an air base, American planes bombed the Japanese administrative and communications center for the Marshalls, which was located on Kwajalein, an atoll in the south that was part of the Marshall cluster of atolls, islets, and reefs. By January 31, Kwajalein was devastated. Repeated carrier- and land-based air raids eliminated every Japanese airplane on the Marshalls. By February 3, U.S. marines overran Roi and Namur atolls. The Japanese defenders put up stiff resistance, although outnumbered and under-prepared. The determined defense of Roi-Namur left only 51 survivors of an original garrison of 3,500. The Marshalls were then effectively in American hands – with the loss of only 400 American lives. For the US, the battle represented both the next step in its island-hopping march to Japan and a significant moral victory because it was the first time the Americans had penetrated the "outer ring" of the Japanese Pacific sphere. For the Japanese, the battle represented the failure of the beach-line defense. Japanese defenses became prepared in depth, and the battles of Peleliu, Guam, and the Marianas proved far more costly to the U.S. U.S. Marines Invade the Marshall Islands | World War 2 Newsreel | 1944 TBFA_0131 (DM_0069) NOTE: THE VIDEO DOCUMENTS HISTORICAL EVENTS. SINCE IT WAS PRODUCED DECADES AGO, IT HAS HISTORICAL VALUES AND CAN BE CONSIDERED AS A VALUABLE HISTORICAL DOCUMENT. THE VIDEO HAS BEEN UPLOADED WITH EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. ITS TOPIC IS REPRESENTED WITHIN HISTORICAL CONTEXT. THE VIDEO DOES NOT CONTAIN SENSITIVE SCENES AT ALL!
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Wave Piloting in the Marshall Islands || Radcliffe Institute

Wave Piloting in the Marshall Islands || Radcliffe Institute

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As part of the 2016–2017 Oceans Lecture Series, John Huth leads a panel discussion in which participants tease apart what the Marshallese navigators did, how they were taught, and how they conceptualized using waves on the open ocean. Featuring: John Huth, faculty codirector of the science program at the Radcliffe Institute and the Donner Professor of Science in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University Joseph Genz (3:26), assistant professor of anthropology, University of Hawai’i Alson Kelen (12:19), director, Canoes of the Marshall Islands, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands Gerbrant van Vledder (25:54), Delft University of Technology
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Marshall Islands and Climate Change

Marshall Islands and Climate Change

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Dr. John D. Harper, FGSA,FGAC, PGeol., former director of the Geological Survey of Canada, discusses whether or not the Marshall Islands are sinking due to sea level rise from global warming, or if it is a matter of erosion of these tiny islands by the forces of the sea. He notes that other geologic and ocean factors affect the rise or fall of land. These are unrelated to human effects on climate. He points out that Prince Edward Island may be affected by sea level rise at some point, though much of the land in the region is still rising due to post-glacial rebound from the melting of massive glacial ice, thousands of years ago.
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Sheets of Rain in Ebeye's Streets

Sheets of Rain in Ebeye's Streets

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  • Updated: 19 Sep 2016
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Ebeye is a dynamic place, and it is entirely unique! Although we did not live in Ebeye (it was Gugeegue, some islands away by causeway), the bank, shopping center, communications center, post office, as well as a number of schools, churches, and other places of importance are located there. This video from 2011 shows rain falling and child loving it!
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Liquid Fixation

Liquid Fixation

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  • Updated: 18 Jan 2017
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Adventures in the FSM through the end of 2016. Music: The Funeral by Band of Horses The Funeral (Remix) by Sound Remedy
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Operation Crossroads Nuclear Bomb Test (1946)

Operation Crossroads Nuclear Bomb Test (1946)

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Operation Crossroads was a series of two nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. They were the first nuclear weapon tests since Trinity in July 1945, and the first detonations of nuclear devices since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The purpose of the tests was to investigate the effect of nuclear weapons on warships. The Crossroads tests were the first of many nuclear tests held in the Marshall Islands, and the first to be publicly announced beforehand and observed by an invited audience, including a large press corps. They were conducted by Joint Army/Navy Task Force One, headed by Vice Admiral William H. P. Blandy, rather than by the Manhattan Project, which had developed nuclear weapons during World War II. A fleet of 95 target ships was assembled in Bikini Lagoon and hit with two detonations of Fat Man plutonium implosion-type nuclear weapons of the kind dropped on Nagasaki, each with a yield of 23 kilotons of TNT (96 TJ). The first test was Able. The bomb, named Gilda after Rita Hayworth's character in the 1946 eponymous film, was dropped from the B-29 Superfortress Dave's Dream of the 509th Bombardment Group on July 1, 1946, and detonated 520 feet (158 m) above the target fleet. It caused less than the expected amount of ship damage because it missed its aim point by 2,130 feet (649 m). The second test was Baker. The bomb, known as Helen of Bikini, was detonated 90 feet (27 m) underwater on July 25, 1946. Radioactive sea spray caused extensive contamination. A third deep water test, Charlie, planned for 1947, was canceled primarily because of the United States Navy's inability to decontaminate the target ships after the Baker test. Ultimately, only nine target ships were able to be scrapped rather than scuttled. Charlie was rescheduled as Operation Wigwam, a deep water shot conducted in 1955 off the California coast. Bikini's native residents agreed to evacuate the island, with most moving to the Rongerik Atoll. Later, in the 1950s, a series of large thermonuclear tests rendered Bikini unfit for subsistence farming and fishing. Because of radioactive contamination, Bikini remains uninhabited as of 2013, though it is occasionally visited by sport divers. Although planners attempted to protect participants in the Operation Crossroads tests against radiation sickness, one study showed that the life expectancy of participants was reduced by an average of three months. The Baker test's radioactive contamination of all the target ships was the first case of immediate, concentrated radioactive fallout from a nuclear explosion. Chemist Glenn T. Seaborg, the longest-serving chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, called Baker "the world's first nuclear disaster."
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Marshall Islands Poet’s Plea to the UN Climate Summit

Marshall Islands Poet’s Plea to the UN Climate Summit

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On Tuesday, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands read a poem to world leaders, written as a letter to her child. "Even though there are those hidden behind platinum titles who like to pretend that we don’t exist," she writes, "that the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Maldives and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and floods of Pakistan, Algeria, and Colombia and all the hurricanes, earthquakes, and tidalwaves didn’t exist. Still there are those who see us hands reaching out." Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: https://www.freespeech.org/collection/democracy-now
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Marshal Islands Aerial tour | Best Island trip at Oceania | Unforgettable travel destination

Marshal Islands Aerial tour | Best Island trip at Oceania | Unforgettable travel destination

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The Marshall Islands are a sprawling chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the central Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and the Philippines. In the northwest, Bikini Atoll’s largely undisturbed waters, used as a ship graveyard after World War II, are now a popular wreck dive site. Near Majuro Atoll, which holds the islands' capital and largest settlement, the coral reef at Kalalin Pass teems with marine life. After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands have been home to the US Army Post Kwajalein (USAKA) since 1964. A number of islands are off-limits to tourism (and even to locals) due to US military presence or the residue of nuclear testing. The Marshall Islands consist of two island chains of 30 atolls and 1,152 islands, of low coral limestone and sand. Bikini and Enewetak are former US nuclear test sites; Kwajalein, the famous World War II battleground, is now used as a US missile test range. You can add your travel video to this playlist for free https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx702ZtL-2slMBSpH9TlNb-Vj3Lnnbi-O
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#Breaking Iran has detained a Marshall Island Flag Ship NOT A US SHIP!

#Breaking Iran has detained a Marshall Island Flag Ship NOT A US SHIP!

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A Marshall Island-flagged vessel has received fire and been boarded by Iranian naval forces in the Arabian Gulf. NOT A US Ship. http://www.jpost.com/landedpages/printarticle.aspx?id=399456
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Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands

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The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Marshallese: Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ), is an island country located in the northern Pacific Ocean. Geographically, the country is part of the larger island group of Micronesia, with the population of 68,480 people spread out over 24 low-lying coral atolls, comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets. The islands share maritime boundaries with the Federated States of Micronesia to the west, Wake Island to the north, Kiribati to the south-east, and Nauru to the south. The most populous atoll is Majuro, which also acts as the capital. Micronesian colonists gradually settled the Marshall Islands during the 2nd millennium BC, with inter-island navigation made possible using traditional stick charts. Islands in the archipelago were first explored by Europeans in the 1520s, with Spanish explorer Alonso de Salazar sighting an atoll in August 1526. Other expeditions by Spanish and English ships followed, with the islands' current name stemming from British explorer John Marshall (1788). This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Bikini Atoll, Marshal Islands

Bikini Atoll, Marshal Islands

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Bike Ride thru Kwajalein Atoll Marshall Islands Emon Beach on the Way to Snorkel

Bike Ride thru Kwajalein Atoll Marshall Islands Emon Beach on the Way to Snorkel

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Just a quick cruise to Emon beach. Never planned on making these to post to YouTube, but thought people moving to Kwaj might want to see what it's like. Footage taken August 15, 2016.
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44th Pacific Islands Forum Wraps Up In The Marshall Islands

44th Pacific Islands Forum Wraps Up In The Marshall Islands

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The 44th Pacific Islands Forum officially wrapped up in Majuro last week with development partners pouring in funds for climate change action and regional programs. At the end of the Post Forum Dialogue meeting between development partners, the United States, which flew in a delegation headed by Secretary of Interior Sally Jewel, announced its new Pacific American Climate Fund. Mainland China's special envoy made an announcement that in addition to the $32.6 million dollar International Cooperation Project for clean energy, China will provide addition assistance to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, the Pacific Islands Trade & Invest, and to the Pacific Regional Environment Program. In addition to the two big developed nations, Papua New Guinea through Prime Minister Peter O'Neill announced a special regional assistance program with various island nations. O'Neill announced a $1 million dollar grant assistance to help the Marshall Islands with Forum costs as well as to respond to the drought disaster in the northern parts and the recent flooding in Majuro. The Post Forum Dialogue concluded on September 6th wrapping up this year's Forum.
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WW2 Battles: Battle for the Marshall Islands | 1944 | WW2 Documentary Film with Graphic War Footage

WW2 Battles: Battle for the Marshall Islands | 1944 | WW2 Documentary Film with Graphic War Footage

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● CHECK OUT OUR 2ND CHANNEL: https://youtube.com/TheBestSpaceArchives ►Facebook: https://facebook.com/TheBestFilmArchives ►Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TheBestFilmArchives ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/BestFilmArch In the Pacific Theater of World War 2, the Marshall Islands campaign (1944) was a key strategic operation of the United States Pacific Fleet and Marine Corps. The Japanese bases in the Marshall Islands were the outer perimeter of eastern defenses for the Japanese Empire. This World War 2 documentary shows us how the U.S. Marines prepared to and invaded the Marshall Islands using tremendous firepower before landing troops. It contains very graphic battle footage, including dead, wounded, and surrendering Japanese soldiers, as well as dead and wounded Americans. WW2 Battles: Battle for the Marshall Islands | 1944 | WW2 Documentary Film with Graphic War Footage Original title of the documentary: What Makes a Battle About the Marshall Islands campaign: In the Pacific Theater of World War 2, the Marshall Islands campaign (29 Jan 1944 - 21 Feb 1944) was a key strategic operation of the United States Pacific Fleet and Marine Corps in the Central Pacific. The purpose was to establish airfields that would allow land based air support for the upcoming operations across the Central Pacific. The Japanese bases in the Marshall Islands were the outer perimeter of eastern defenses for the Japanese Empire. About the Battle of Kwajalein: The Battle of Kwajalein was fought as part of the Pacific campaign of World War II. It took place from 31 January-3 February 1944, on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. In the months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Kwajalein Atoll was the administrative center of the Japanese 6th Fleet Forces Service, whose task was the defense of the Marshall Islands. Employing the hard-learned lessons of the battle of Tarawa, the United States launched a successful twin assault on the main islands of Kwajalein in the south and Roi-Namur in the north. The Japanese defenders put up stiff resistance, although outnumbered and under-prepared. The determined defense of Roi-Namur left only 51 survivors of an original garrison of 3,500. For the US, the battle represented both the next step in its island-hopping (leapfrogging) march to Japan and a significant moral victory because it was the first time the Americans had penetrated the "outer ring" of the Japanese Pacific sphere. For the Japanese, the battle represented the failure of the beach-line defense. Japanese defenses became prepared in depth, and the battles of Peleliu, Guam, and the Marianas proved far more costly to the US.
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