Thu. Jun 20th, 2019

Eight island college presidents come together to talk about sustainability

The presidents of eight island colleges and universities made several collective commitments toward sustainability on Tuesday.

This was during a presidential summit prior to the start of the 10th University of Guam (UOG) conference on island sustainability at the Hyatt Regency Guam.

“All of our universities are uniquely well-suited to help society figure out how to meet the challenges that we’re facing in terms of sustainability.” said Thomas W. Krise, president of UOG.

The leaders present for the summit were from the University of Guam, Guam Community College, Northern Marianas College, the College of the Marshall Islands,University of Hawaii, Western Philippines University in Palawan, Jeju National University in South Korea, and the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.

The university heads shared with one another the specific initiatives underway on their campuses to address sustainability issues.

This including renewable energy, rainwater catchment, and transportation projects as well as the challenges like waste reduction and food security in island sustainability that they continue to face.

They then agreed upon the following list of commitments in terms of educational programming and university activity:

  • Seek indigenous/island solutions to island problems
  • Connect heads of research with one another
  • Connect heads of workforce development with one another
  • Create an inventory or website to connect best practices or solutions
  • Exchange visits among institutions to foster future exchanges of faculty, staff, and students

“Universities were not built for themselves — they were built for their communities” said Dale Webber, pro vice chancellor and principal of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica. “We are islands apart, but we are all in this together.” He added.

The conference on Island Sustainability continued through Thursday. (PR)


ICB Bank and Pangea Foundation to cooperate on a password-based financial services business

June 14, 2019 - Palau ICB Bank will launch new financial services based on the Pangea Foundation and cryptography promote business.

ICB Bank on Thursday, the cryptographic currency foundation Pangea (PAN) and block chain-based cryptography and signed business agreement to promote the financial services business.

ICB Bank uses the Pangea Foundation's password currency 'Pangea' to combine financial services. We plan to jointly promote various Pin Tech businesses.

In particular, ICB Bank is working with Pangea Foundation. ICB Bank promote issuance of visa cards and master cards based on cryptography. The company is releasing debit cards that can be settled as collateral.

If a Visa or Master Card is actually issued, payment will be made in everyday life anywhere in the world. It is becomes possible, consumers can use the Visa/Master Card on-line merchant's Bitcoin, Ethereum.

The bank, a financial institution works with the Cryptographic Fund to provide financial services that can be applied in everyday life. The roll out is expected to be the first in the block chain pin tech industry.

An official from the Pangea Foundation said, "Working with the bank, in the future, global credit card companies and we will expand services to Eurpoe, Latin America and other countries in connection with possible banks." he said.

On the other hand, Cryptography Pangea (PAN) is an ERC20-based token used for remittance and payment. Adds a centralize authentication agreement to decentralized lenders technology for faster transaction rates. Billing platform at the same time. Currently, Indonesia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Europe, etc. and the Cryptographic Exchange of eight countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

%d bloggers like this: