Professionals take to Ela Beach for challenge

first_imgThe 2016 corporate canoeing challenge was hosted by Konedobu Kanu Klab Inc with close to 15 coporate houses taking part in the one-day challenge.Each corporate house has more than five teams competing in the hits before qualifying for the finals in the afternoon.Taking part in the challenge also is Digicel PNG with seven teams from different departments. These include Digicel Vikings (Legal & Regulatory), Digicel Repro (Recharge & Products), Digicel Flip Flops (Marketing), Digicel MoH (HR/L&D/Digicel Foundation),Trend Media/Loop, TVWANders (TVWAN) and Digi Waves (Finance).The Challenge includes three categories; “Open Mixed” (minimum 2 females and 3 males) “Open Men” (5 males) and “Open Women” (5 females).Since corporate va’a challenges are fast becoming a much anticipated fixture on the corporate and social calendars of Moresby sites, the event aims to offer imaginative sponsors an opportunity to promote their business amongst participants and also promotell va’a (outrigger canoeing) as one of the fastest growing sports in the Asia-Pacific.last_img read more

Solis appointed to global warming panel

first_img“She has co-sponsored legislation with congressman \ Waxman, that sets greenhouse gas emission targets that aim to keep temperatures below the danger point,” Mel ndez said, adding the bill achieves these targets through a “flexible economy wide cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions.” But reaching agreement on the issue could be difficult. Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, was among the 150 Republicans opposing the formation of the committee. Many said the panel was unnecessary and that its budget could be better used elsewhere. Dreier’s representatives did not return e-mails seeking comment. fred.ortega@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, named El Monte Democrat Hilda Solis Friday to a newly formed House committee on global warming. The House of Representatives voted 269-150 Thursday to create the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, with 44 Republicans crossing the aisle to support the formation of the committee. Solis joins eight Democrats and six Republicans on the panel, which will not be able to write legislation and will disband after two years. The committee has been tasked to make recommendations on legislation to combat global warming, which could include mandatory caps on so-called greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide and methane. President Bush has argued against such caps, arguing that such a move would cause the U.S. economic harm. Solis was traveling back to California from Washington on Friday and could not be reached for comment. But her spokeswoman Sonia Mel ndez said the congresswoman does support some caps on emissions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more