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kahuna

Paranormal
A priest and medicine man (or woman) of the Hawaiian Islands, who uses tropical plants for shamanic medical rituals that predate recorded history. The kahuna is believed capable of foretelling the future, reviving the dead and controlling a person’s “mana”.

Vox populi
A popular term for the person in command, typically expressed as “big kahuna”.
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Kahuna's multi-format capabilities for seamless mixing of SD sources into HD broadcasts promises to provide a smooth migration path to HD for the broadcaster in the future.
"With the Kahuna switchers, we are able to plan our HD operation without having to make a large capital outlay for external HDTV conversion equipment," says Edwin Mendoza, head of technical production facilities management for ABS-CBN.
Within the news and current affairs department, Kahuna control panels have been installed in each of three news studios broadcasting the network's 24-hour news channel, as well as primetime and morning news programming.
Snell says the three Kahuna set-ups also feature a networked mainframe that makes the entire system more reliable and redundant.
The technical production department features a Kahuna with networked control panels in each of two production studios.
The first pic from Kevin Spacey's production company, Trigger Street, didn't necessarily leave the thesp as the big kahuna of his own biz, he said.
Helmer John Swanbeek summed up film this way: "I think all of us have the fantasy that we're the big kahuna. If the world worked the way we think it should work, wouldn't it be a better place."
Kahuna winners will be celebrated and the top-scoring company in each category will be presented with The Big Kahuna award at the 15th Anniversary Customer Contact West: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, taking place October 27-30, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif.
If you would like to watch those competing doing gymnastics in the air with huge jumps at crazy speeds while flashing beautiful colours of their kites, then make sure you are at the Kahuna Surfhouse in Larnaca over the weekend.