Poland emerging as major growth market for renewable energy FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Poland, which currently relies on coal for more than 70% of its electricity generation, is stepping up efforts to replace the dirty fuel with renewable energy. As the country finalizes its 2040 energy policy, some of the world’s biggest players in renewables are seeking to capture a share of the market.“Poland is busier than any market I’ve seen since I’ve been working in renewables,” said Gary Bills, regional director for Europe, Middle East and Africa at energy consultants K2 Management. “There’s massive interest in on and offshore wind.”It marks a drastic turnaround for Poland’s ruling Law & Justice party, which went from a blocker of wind farms to booster, amid the plummeting cost of renewables and a public backlash against some of the dirtiest air on the continent. The government’s shift also comes as the European Commission proposes linking its 750 billion-euro ($841 billion) economic stimulus program to the bloc’s climate goals.Poland will increase its renewable power capacity by 65% from 2019 to 2024, mostly from onshore wind farms, according to International Energy Agency estimates. The country’s first offshore wind turbines, in the Baltic Sea, are expected to start producing power by 2025.The conditions in Poland’s Baltic Sea are ideal for the giant turbines increasingly common off the coasts of the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands. There’s strong wind resources, shallow waters and the sites are near to shore, Roszak said.Poland’s government estimates its offshore wind potential will be about 10 gigawatts of capacity, or about a quarter of the nation’s current total available generation. Industry groups think it could be nearly three times higher. That could unleash billions of dollars in investment over the coming years. PGE, the country’s biggest utility, estimates that it will cost about 12 billion zloty ($3 billion) to build every gigawatt of offshore wind capacity.[Will Mathis and Maciej Martewicz]More: Europe’s coal heartland is the hottest market for green power
52SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kara Vincent Kara Vincent is a Finance Officer at Lancaster Red Rose Credit Union. With over 15 years in the financial services industry, Kara provides an integral role in serving the needs … Web: https://www.lrrcu.org Details Social media should be used to your advantage as a customer service tool and a platform where you engage with your audience. Seventy-one percent of consumers who have had a good social media experience with a company are likely to recommend this brand to others. Individuals trust what others have to say. This is a winning tactic to keep loyal customers or score new ones.Creating Your Company’s Voice When responding to posts on social media, your credit union should have a unified voice that is evident from comment to comment. Try creating a template for different types of posts whether it’s a positive comment, question, or negative review. This way, even if multiple employees are responding as the voice of the company, the general tone sounds identical and cohesive.Positive Comments or QuestionsIf an individual took the time out of their day to leave a positive comment on your page or an individual post, thank them! Not only are you engaging with one person, but the entirety of your followers can see your brand’s genuine engagement. Use the customer’s name and make sure your responses are expressive, individualized, and show your brand’s personality. When responding to any question, make sure to respond by fully answering the question, providing links to your website, or easy to follow, step-by-step instructions if necessary.Negative Reviews or ExperiencesWe’ll say it again, on social media everyone can see what was said and how you respond as a company. No matter what, when responding to a negative review, you should always apologize in a respectful manner even if your credit union is not truly at fault. After apologizing, redirect by offering an incentive or viable solution to their issue. This doesn’t have to be done directly on the specific social media platform for everyone to see, especially if you’re offering a coupon or discount. You can apologize in a comment and ask them to direct message or email to continue the resolution of the problem there.How Often? On Twitter specifically, 78% of individuals who complain to a brand expect to have a response within an hour. It’s not a secret that people use social media as an outlet to release their frustrations. Responses to a post should be completed the day that it was posted. Nowadays, people expect things instantly. Make sure you are present and available to fix problems consistently and to the best of your ability. Be sure to check where your credit union has been tagged and mentioned on a daily basis so you can stay timely with responses.Share your favorite social media customer service responses with us below!
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York When the biggest story in years broke this month in the unsolved Long Island Serial Killer case, few noticed that an online community of crime buffs and two filmmakers sparked the revelation.The news went national when local investigators reported to a federal database that a DNA match meant partial skeletal remains found on Ocean Parkway in 2011 belonged to an unidentified woman whose torso was discovered in Rockville Centre in 1997, which in turn confirmed the victim—dubbed “Peaches” because of her fruit tattoo—was the mother of the lone child recovered amid the carnage uncovered in the Gilgo Beach murders probe. It was widely reported to be the most significant update in the investigation since the last bodies were found. Although most reports omitted it, the story behind how this forensic clue was unearthed raises as many questions about the case as the news itself.“Unfortunately, we’re playing catch up,” Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD cold case investigator told the Press while questioning why authorities didn’t announce Peaches’ link to Gilgo sooner. “We haven’t given her a name yet, but at least we have a connection.”Related Story: Unidentified Murder Victim Dubbed ‘Peaches’ Linked to Gilgo Beach KillingsNews of the link came on the week of the sixth anniversary of police finding the first of 10 murder victims along Ocean Parkway—11 for those that believe the missing woman authorities were looking for at the time, Shannan Gilbert, was also slain, although investigators have said they suspect she accidentally drowned in Oak Beach. Besides Gilbert, five of the victims have been identified. All five were last known to be sex workers.Among the remains were a set of skeletal extremities in a plastic bag found in the brush at Jones Beach State Park in Nassau County on April 11, 2011. It was one of the last discoveries on Ocean Parkway amid a massive search sparked by the unearthing of four women in Gilgo Beach four months prior. The Jones Beach remains were dubbed Jane Doe No. 3 and confirmed via DNA to be the adult relative of the toddler found a week prior about seven miles east, across the county line near Cedar Beach in Suffolk, but the woman didn’t appear to be listed in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), a federal database designed to help investigators and the public identify John and Jane Does.“There just has to be at least an accurate accounting of these victims,” a man who uses the online pseudonym “Fieldnotes” on Websleuths, a popular online forum for true crime aficionados, was quoted as saying in episode three of The Killing Season, a docu-series about LISK and related cases that recently aired on A&E.Related Story: Did Police Name a Suspect in The Long Island Serial Killer Case?Fieldnotes is widely believed to be the first to bring attention to the fact that Jane Doe No. 3 wasn’t listed in NamUs. The English teacher and Massapequa native who asked that we not use his real name told the Press that he first learned of the omission while attending a vigil for the victims. He provided emails indicating that he first asked the NamUs in February 2013 why Jane Doe No. 3 wasn’t in the database—and continued pressing the issue for years.Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills, the filmmakers that produced The Killing Season, sent the same question to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office last month to follow up on Fieldnotes’ observation. The Press sent similar queries to the Nassau ME earlier this month. Eric Smith, a forensic medical investigator in the Nassau ME’s office, confirmed Dec. 13 that the reason Jane Doe No. 3 didn’t appear to be in NamUs is because she was actually Peaches, but the Peaches file wasn’t clarified to reflect that until Dec. 8.“It had always been our…belief that identifying the unidentified along Ocean Parkway would lead to a break in the case and we really believed that the Websleuths community could help do this,” Zeman said.Webslueths’ owner, Tricia Griffith, and longtime website moderator Deb Smith, who goes by the handle Bessie, confirmed that Fieldnotes was the first to bring attention to Jane Doe No. 3’s omission from NamUs. They pointed to it as an example of how the site can help advance investigations.Related Story: Long Island Coroners Seek ID for 38 Unidentified Human Remains“There are still police departments that look at us as annoying and interfering,” Griffith said, “and others see the potential and understand Webslueths is an amazing tool that they can use.”A Suffolk police spokesman told the Press that the news on Peaches “was not a revelation” to their detectives. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini told Newsday that the department knew of the link for two years. Asked why there was a delay in releasing information that could potentially help identify Peaches and her child, dubbed Baby Doe, both Nassau police and the Nassau medical examiner’s office declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.“There must be a reason why this was not made public,” Zeman said, theorizing that Peaches’ mutilation suggests that she and her child could have died at the hands of the same killer that similarly dismembered three other Ocean Parkway victims whose partial remains were also found scattered on Fire Island and in Manorville over the past 20 years. Authorities have said they believe there is two or more killers that used Ocean Parkway as a dumping ground.Todd Matthews, a spokesman for NamUs, and Dr. Michael Caplan, the chief Suffolk County Medical Examiner, noted that it’s not unusual for found partial remains to be linked via DNA with a previously discovered victim. Matthews doubted that investigators intentionally withheld the information. Giacalone, the former cold case investigator, said that if the information was intentionally held back by authorities, it wasn’t a wise move.“To me, there would be no investigatory reason to withhold that information,” he said. “It would actually benefit Nassau to get that information out there, because at least their clearance rates would improve.”Related Story: Escort Claims Ex-SCPD Chief Burke Paid Her For Sex At Oak Beach Drug Party Amid Gilgo Slayings ProbeAll involved expressed hope that the revelation will help detectives learn the identity of Peaches and Baby Doe. Both the extremities and Baby Doe were found with similar gold jewelry.“If we can ID any of the unidentified, I think that can be the biggest step in the next big break in the case,” said Mills, the filmmaker.Zeman wondered aloud why the update came now. Was it because the anniversary of the case drew increased interest? Because a recently enacted New York State law requiring coroners to post information on unidentified deceased persons into NamUs? Or because so many people were asking about Jane Doe No. 3?“At some point you have to ask yourself, does revealing the fact that there’s a serial killer in both Nassau County and Suffolk County, do the police have a requirement to release that to the public?” Zeman asked. “To somehow say that this is only an issue for sex workers continues to marginalize them. They are human beings and part of the public and therefore this is a public safety issue.”
The House of Representatives has its eyes set on deliberating three problematic bills, namely the omnibus bill on job creation and revisions to the Criminal Code (KUHP) and 1995 Correctional Center Law, as the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and despite persistent public protests against the bills.House Deputy Speaker Azis Syamsuddin announced in a plenary session on Thursday that all House factions and commissions had agreed during a consultation meeting a day before to deliberate the three bills. Topics : Another Dems lawmaker, Herman Khaeron, echoed Benny’s sentiments.”We respect the other legislative agendas, but it’s better for us to focus on COVID-19,” he said.House Speaker Puan Maharani, who attended the meeting virtually did not say anything related to the deliberation of the problematic bills.The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) executive and daughter of the party’s chairwoman and former president, Megawati Sukarnoputri, previously appeared reluctant to deliberate the omnibus bill on job creation. She had cited that the House should be careful in discussing it amid growing public objections against the bill.Students, workers, activists and experts had taken to the streets to protest the government and House’s plan to endorse it, claiming that it would harm the nation’s democracy, environment and interests of workers. They had initially geared up for street rallies in March to protest the articles in the bill, which was cancelled due to restrictions on mass gatherings during the pandemic.Critics have also slammed the legislative agenda, saying that lawmakers used the pandemic to diminish public participation in the deliberation of the problematic bills.Activists and members of the public have also been persistent in protesting revisions to the KUHP and Correctional Center Law, deeming them as threats to democracy and civil rights.In September 2019, tens of thousands of university students and citizens also took to the streets to oppose the deliberation of the two bills, which prompted the government and the House to postpone deliberations. Activists from the National Alliance for the Reform of the KUHP said the government and the House should not use the pandemic as an opportunity to discuss the problematic bills.The alliance noted that the final draft of the KUHP bill included many controversial articles that would over-criminalize people, including articles to restore a ban on insulting the President that had been repealed by the Constitutional Court. The draft also included stipulations on morality that criminalize, among other things, consensual sex between unmarried people, cohabitation and the promotion of contraception.”If the government and the House still insist on doing this, it would actually worsen the COVID-19 pandemic. We called on the deliberations to be immediately postponed until the situation returns to normal,” the activists said in a written statement on Thursday.The National Welfare Movement (Gekanas) labor union called on the House to stop the deliberation of the omnibus bill, saying that it would hold a massive protest if the request was ignored.”If they don’t listen to our demands, we will hold a massive protest despite the pandemic,” the group saidCharles Simabura, a researcher at Andalas University’s Center for Constitutional Studies, called on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to withdraw the presidential letter that gave a green light for the deliberations, saying that the government should focus its energy on COVID-19 and the wide impacts that it brought.”If this continues, it is clear that the government and the House are using the pandemic as an opportunity to pass the problematic bills,” he said. “Lawmakers have discussed and approved them in the plenary agenda,” the Golkar Party politician said, adding that 31 lawmakers attended the meeting at the House compound , while 278 joined the meeting virtually.Azis explained that the House’s Legislation Body (Baleg) would handle deliberations for the omnibus bill while House Commission III overseeing legal affairs would discuss the KUHP and Correctional Center Law draft revisions.Despite the approval to continue deliberations, some lawmakers expressed their objections, stating that the House and its executive partner should instead focus on the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.“The House and the government should focus on the management of COVID-19. We should postpone the other agenda items. It’s not right. People are facing a difficult situation due to the pandemic. Many of them are struggling to eat, but we, out of the blue, are discussing the omnibus bill and the other bills,” Benny K. Harman of the Democratic Party said.
Prosecutors have demanded that two police officers be given one-year jail terms for their involvement in the acid attack on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan in which the graft buster lost an eye.The two defendants, Chief Brig. Ronny Bugis and Brig. Rahmat Kadir Mahulette from the National Police’s Mobile Brigade Corps headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java, have been charged with violating Article 353 clause 2 of the Criminal Code on planned torture that causes severe bodily harm. The offense carries a maximum of seven years’ imprisonment.After both defendants allegedly scouted Novel’s house for several days prior to the attack, Rahmat is accused of throwing sulfuric acid in Novel’s face in April 2017 when the latter was walking home from morning prayers at Al Ihsan Mosque in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. Ronny’s alleged role was driving Rahmat on his motorcycle on the day of the attack. However, their good behavior and cooperation in the trial and their prior service as police officers were regarded as mitigating factors.The defendants’ lawyers said that they would file their defense on Monday, which was approved by the panel of judges.The police were criticized for their sluggish investigation as, before the arrest, a string of investigations carried out by the police and a fact-finding team formed by then National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian — who now serves as home minister — was unable to identify the attackers. The police finally managed to arrest both suspects in December 2019, two and a half years after the attack.Novel expressed his disappointment at the one-year sentence demand shortly after the court hearing, saying that it was proof that the trial was a mere formality.“Outrageous indeed. My daily duty was to eradicate the legal mafia through the Corruption Law. Yet I’ve become the victim of this kind of comical practice,” Novel posted on his twitter account @nazaqistsha, sarcastically congratulating President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo for “the achievement”.Novel’s advocacy team also noted several suspicious aspects about the case, such as charging the defendants with torture instead of attempted murder and not inviting three witnesses who had been previously been investigated by the police.“The prosecutors seemed like they were defending the defendants. The public can easily conclude that from the demands made for the two defendants,” advocacy team member Alghiffari Aqsa wrote in a statement published on Thursday. Topics : Ronny and Rahmat have been accused of attacking Novel because of the latter’s work as an investigator for the KPK, which saw several powerful and corrupt politicians and government officials ending up behind bars. Both saw Novel’s work as an attack on the police.“The assault caused a major injury that would hinder Novel from doing his job as KPK investigator,” the prosecutors read out the indictment at the North Jakarta District Court.The attack left Novel’s left eye with third-degree burns, in addition to first- and second-degree burns to his face, according to a medical report. During a previous court session, it was revealed that his left eye is now completely blind while the right eye retains about 50 percent of its normal vision.The prosecutors said that Ronny and Rachmat’s offense stained the reputation of the National Police and this was an exacerbating factor in their indictments. Prosecutors said as a police officer whose duty was to ensure public safety, Ronny should have prevented the attack.
GeoSea, part of DEME Group, has acquired the majority of the shares of G-tec, the Belgium based contractor specialized in offshore geotechnical and geological site investigations, marine geophysical and environmental surveys and deepsea engineering services. GeoSea acquired a total of 72,5 % shares in G-tec.The other shares are owned by Sociéte Régionale d’Investissement de Wallonie (SRIW).G-tec was founded in 1993, and currently employs over 40 staff. The company owns the offshore geotechnical investigation vessel ‘Omalius’.GeoSea does not expect the transaction to have immediate large effects on its results., the company said.
LifestyleRelationships 10 ways to revamp your marriage by: – June 13, 2014 Sharing is caring! Share Share 119 Views no discussions Tweet Share Do you find yourself drifting further and further away from your spouse? It’s not too late to save your marriage. Make a game plan to reconnect with your partner and rejuvenate your relationship. Check out these 10 ways to revamp your marriage.START DATING EACH OTHER AGAINwhen you say your vows, the dating shouldn’t stop. Sometimes we get lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and pressure, forgetting about cherished “couple time.” Make a date with your husband and put it on your appointment calendar. Treat it with the same respect as any other important appointment — don’t cancel it.KEEP GROWING AS A PERSONMarriage doesn’t replace personal growth. In fact, it should enhance it. Maintain your own interests and don’t be afraid to pursue activities without your spouse from time to time. Keep yourself balanced between being your own person and being a great partner.LOSE YOUR EGOYour ego can get in the way of a successful marriage and meaningful communication. Even if you disagree with your spouse about a specific issue, communicate with respect, listen with an open mind and be prepared to compromise. If you feel yourself getting angry and unable to communicate effectively, take a short break to calm down and gather your thoughts and emotions. You don’t ever want to say something you’ll regret.IDENTIFY YOUR STRESSORSAre you and your husband always arguing? Identify the true stressors in your relationship. Maybe it’s not the fact that he watches football all day on Sunday that’s bothering you, but rather your accumulating debt or financial concerns. “Aim your guns in the right place,” Dr Phil advises. “Once you have identified the issues, work together to find viable solutions.”DO SOMETHING DIFFERENTBefore you dub your relationship as boring and beyond repair, realize that you may just be in a rut. If you and your spouse are always doing the same thing, day after day and week after week, mix things up a bit. Sign up for a class together, explore new attractions, restaurants and venues, and try something new in the bedroom.TURN OFF THE COMPUTERCouples that drift apart often don’t spend enough time together. If you work long hours, you may just come home, eat dinner, relax a bit, then head to bed. But believe it or not, you can find more time to spend with your partner. Identify your timewasters that take you away from your spouse. One of the biggest issues can be mindless computer time, where you just surf the web. Turn off your computer, TV and cell phone in the evening and learn how to enjoy each other’s company again.STOP OVERSCHEDULINGKids and parents alike are overscheduled and overbooked these days. If you find there are truly not enough hours in the day to reconnect with your spouse, then you have to do something about it. Learn how to say “no.” You don’t have to volunteer for every cause, sign your kids up for every activity and attend every neighborhood function. Figure out the events and activities that are important to you and concentrate on those, freeing up extra time for both you and your spouse.DON’T HOLD A GRUDGETalk about what’s bothering you in a rational way. Ask clearly for what you want, and let your partner know why it’s important to you. If you can’t find a way to agree, go for a counseling session. Resentment will destroy your marriage — for the price of one session, before the problem gets too large, you can save it.SHOW YOUR APPRECIATIONLet your partner know you appreciate what he or she does, personality traits (i.e., his sense of humor, her generosity, his practicality, her hard work) and companionship. The more you praise what you like, the more you’ll get of it. We all want to be appreciated. Celebration + appreciation = motivation.MAKE TIME FOR INTIMACYRegard your face-to-face time as sacred (it is — it will bless your marriage). Take time to listen to each other. Touch as often as possible. Put your hand on your spouse’s leg while driving; give him or her a little squeeze now and then, hug and kiss each other. Create a cuddling space — in front of the television, on the porch swing, in your bedroom — and use it.Sheknows.com
Prior to receiving the livelihood aid, each of the OFWs had to attend a seminar conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry provincial office where they were taught of making a business plan. Gov. Rhodora Cadiao led the distribution at the capitol lobby in this capital own on July 21, according to Provincial Development Officer III Guilly Clemente.Clemente said on July 22 the OFWs who benefited from the livelihood assistance were the ones who came home before the community quarantine was imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. The overseas workers opted to remain in the province.“The OFWs who were recipients intend to use their assistance to start up their sari-sari stores,” he added. “The business plan is one of the requirements for them to receive the assistance,” said Clemente. The Provincial Planning and Development Office, particularly the OFW Desk, also did a background check on the applicants. Last March 4, the provincial government also released to 10 OFWs P10,000 livelihood assistance each. These overseas workers now have sari-sari business in their respective municipalities.Since 2016, the provincial government has been giving aid to OFWs who opted to remain in the country. (With a report from PNA/PN) A total of 27 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) wait to avail themselves of livelihood assistance from the Provincial Government of Antique at the capitol lobby in San Jose town on July 21. According to Provincial Development Officer III Guilly Clemente, the OFWs intend to put up sari-sari stores from the assistance they received. PNA “We are just appealing to the OFWs to really make their livelihood sustainable so that they would still have a source of living even if they no longer work abroad,” said Clemente. SAN JOSE, Antique – A total of 27 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) each received P10,000 in livelihood assistance from the provincial government here.
Memorial donations can be directed to the family for funeral expenses. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Jackie Bischoff. Those surviving who will cherish Jackie’s memory include her husband, Paul Bischoff; son, Zackery (Brittany) Bischoff of Harrison, OH; daughter, Brittney Bischoff (Bobby Beasley) of Mt. Orab, OH; 4 grandchildren, Gracin, Ryker, Jace and Charlotte, and 6 siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 siblings. Jackie Lea Bischoff, of Brookville, was born on October 13, 1967 in St. Joseph, Missouri the daughter of Jack and Donna (Rogers) Pipes. She married Paul Bischoff on October 28, 1987 in Clinton, Missouri. Jackie worked in merchandising and in her free time she loved to spend time with her grandchildren, sew and crochet. On Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the age of 50, she passed away at McCullough Hyde in Oxford. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Friends may visit with the family from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Holy Guardian Angel Cemetery, Cedar Grove.
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