FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:Wind farms in Brazil’s Northeast generated 8,247 MW this past Sunday, breaking the region’s record for daily generation, the National Wind Energy Association Abeeolica announced on Tuesday.The volume produced by the wind farms was enough to supply approximately 98% of the homes in the whole region. The previous record was 7,775 MW, registered on July 14, according to data from Brazil’s National Electric System Operator (ONS).Abeeolica’s president, Elbia Gannoum, noted that there typically is lower demand on a Sunday, but also mentioned that the generation growth in the country has kept its momentum. “On business days, with higher demand, we have already had generation records with load handling of more than 70% of the Northeast in the daily average,” Gannoum said.Recently, the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE) announced that the country’s wind power capacity has increased by 19.8% year-on-year to 13,180.7 MW at the end of the first half of 2018.More: Brazil generates 8.25 GW of wind power in a day, breaks record Wind generation hits record level in Brazil
By Dialogo May 11, 2011 A group of Central American kidnap victims have accused Mexican immigration agents of handing them to their captors in northeast Mexico, an official body said. The migrants said officials from the National Migration Institute led them off a bus as they traveled to the US border and handed them to armed men, according to the Federal Institute for Public Defenders. The institute offered legal advice to a total 120 migrants, including 81 Mexicans and 39 foreigners — mainly Central Americans but also six Chinese — rescued in army operations in the state of Tamaulipas in April. Tamaulipas has suffered an explosion of violence for over a year blamed on battles between security forces, the Zetas — a drug gang formed in the 1990s by ex-elite soldiers — and their former bosses, the powerful Gulf cartel. Authorities found the bodies of 72 migrants from Central and South America in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, last August, while 183 bodies have been unearthed from mass graves in the same area since April.
continue reading » In a novel twist on the ATM, $1.1 billion Hiway Federal Credit Union’s “Automated Prize Machine” dispenses tickets redeemable for autographed jerseys, hockey pucks and credit union logo swag at Minnesota Wild home games.Hockey fans ages 16 and up are invited to stop by the Hiway FCU booth/prize table in the Wild concourse to register with their name and email address. They receive a promotional card printed on heavy-stock cardboard that they can swipe at the colorful prize machine, which resembles an oversized ATM.The APM’s random generator doles out receipts for 300 prizes at each game, including the top prize jersey and five autographed hockey pucks, discount coupons at Hockey Lodge, cobranded Hiway/Wild hats, can koozies and openers, and cloth bags. The St. Paul credit union also distributes hockey pencils and foam pucks to younger fans. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
I’m an optimist—even in the midst of challenging times I do my best to stay positive. However, there is a looming negative cloud on the horizon we in financial services must address: the potential of a coming recession.Talk to any economist or read any economic forecast and you’ll see just about every expert is predicting a potential recession the end of 2019 or sometime in 2020. It’s just a matter of how deep and wide it might be.I recently had the opportunity to appear on CUBroadcast and one question host Mike Lawson asked was “From a marketing perspective, what do credit unions need to be doing to prepare for a potential recession?” I gave three action steps you can take (click this link to see the full interview).Here’s an elaboration on those three steps plus two bonus tips for preparing your credit union for a recession. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »