Thu. Jun 20th, 2019

PICRC announces 2019 Calendar Theme: “Water Connects Palau from Ridge To Reef”


The Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) Outreach team has began their annual school visits to introduce the theme for the Arts and Tides Calendar Contest. On Wednesday November 15th, Ms. Ines Kintoki and Ms. Anna Parker visited Emmaus-Bethania High School to announce the theme for the 2019 Arts and Tides Calendar.  [restrict] The theme for this year’s calendar is, “Water Connects Palau from Ridge to Reef”. The theme for this calendar has been chosen following one of the most severe droughts recorded in Palau.  With this theme PICRC hopes to remind the public that freshwater is a fundamental resource for people and ecosystems. From our rainforests to our coral reefs, water connects all of Palau. While we are surrounded by an ocean of water, freshwater is a finite resource that needs protection. It is one of the most valuable resources our planet has to offer and must be used responsibly or like any resource it will be depleted and gone forever.

Each year PICRC staff visit schools to present the theme for the Arts and Tides Calendar contest. Every year, a theme is carefully chosen to engage students in conservation topics relevant to Palau and to create an appreciation for the precious resources our island provides. In addition, the calendars raise awareness through valuable information on regulated marine species, open and closed fishing seasons, local tides, and moon phases.

PICRC strongly encourages schools and teachers to promote the calendar contest among students. During the past Arts and Tides Calendar Contest, PICRC received artwork from 16 out of the 18 elementary schools and 4 out of the 5 high schools. A total of 57% of the FY2016-17 school enrollment in Palau participated in the past art contest.

Any schools that would like to request a presentation for the 2019 Arts and Tides Calendar Contest theme please contact Ms. Ines Kintoki at 488-6950 or [/restrict]


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.

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