Vermont Department of Public Service names Asa Hopkins director of Energy Policy

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS) has named Asa S. Hopkins, Ph.D., as the new Director of Energy Policy and Planning. Dr. Hopkins will lead the Department’s policy and planning division, which serves as Vermont’s State Energy Office. In conjunction with the Commissioner of Public Service, the Governor’s office, the Legislature, and other energy stakeholders, Dr. Hopkins will develop and implement statewide energy policy, including energy efficiency and demand resource management programs, renewable energy policy, and electric utility planning.‘Asa will bring scientific rigor and a fresh perspective to energy planning here in Vermont,’ said Commissioner Elizabeth Miller. ‘His experience in energy efficiency and in federal energy policy at the Department of Energy will be of tremendous benefit to the people of Vermont. The Department of Public Service is delighted to welcome him as Director.’Before joining DPS, Dr. Hopkins worked at the United States Department of Energy for Under Secretary for Science Steven Koonin, serving as Dr. Koonin’s assistant project director for the DOE’s Quadrennial Technology Review. Before that he served as an analyst at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, providing economic and technical analysis of federal energy efficiency standards for appliances. Dr. Hopkins has a B.S., summa cum laude, in Physics from Haverford College and an M.S. and Ph.D, both in Physics, from the California Institute of Technology. He will join the DPS at the beginning of October.The Department of Public Service is an agency within the executive branch of Vermont state government. Its charge is to represent the public interest in matters regarding energy, telecommunications, water and wastewater.last_img read more

ZOT HGK participates for the first time in the European quality assessment of accommodation HOLIDAY HOME AWARD – Apply!

first_imgTHE BEST HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION IN THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL (REGIONAL OR NATIONAL CAPITAL)The holiday home / apartment is located in the regional or national capital. It allows the visitor to enjoy the city life and the special ambience and features of the city where it is located.THE BEST ACCOMMODATION FOR A BEACH HOLIDAYHoliday house / apartment is located on the coast, near the waterfront and offers the opportunity to enjoy the sea, water, beach, etc.BEST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION FOR HOLIDAYSThe holiday home / apartment and surroundings provide quality facilities especially suitable for families with childrenBEST GREEN HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATIONThe holiday home / apartment is sustainable in terms of a mild environmental impact and provides visitors with the opportunity to experience the local nature.THE BEST ACCOMMODATION FOR HOLIDAYS WITH PETSThe holiday home / apartment provides quality facilities and opportunities for families with petsTHE BEST ACCOMMODATION FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS HOLIDAYS  The holiday house / apartment provides quality facilities and opportunities for visitors dedicated to health and wellnessTHE BEST UNIQUE HOLIDAY PLACEThe holiday home / apartment is uniquely located and integrates the environment into the experience of living in a houseBEST ACCESSIBLE HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATIONThe holiday home / apartment provides quality facilities and facilities for the disabledMore about categories and criteria: CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA , And fill out the application form here  Apply for the selection of the best tourist apartments / holiday homes in Europe and thus together we contribute to the illustration of the huge diversity and quality of family tourism that is offered on the European market through the competition of accommodation facilities from Croatia. The family tourism community of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, since the beginning of this year, has become a member of EHHA, the European Association of Family Accommodation.From the very beginning of the ZOT membership, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce has been actively involved in the public debate related to the uniform regulation of “short-term leases” in all EU member states. The public debate was initiated by the European Commission after a survey was conducted in the most active member states on this issue.Croatia joined later, but we presented the Croatian model at the ITB in Berlin and submitted the EHHA – and an overview of the most basic legal provisions and overall trends in family accommodation in the Republic of Croatia, says Nedo Pinezić, president of the Family Accommodation Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. , Deputy President of ZOT HGK is the first Croatian member of the international commission for the evaluation of the quality of accommodation within the Holiday home award 2017.  “Among the registered households, there are several from Croatia, from Istria, from Krk, from the Split-Dalmatia County… We have excellent representatives from all parts of Croatia. The hosts apply themselves, and the criteria are set by the market, according to demand. It is interesting that this system of rewarding quality goes towards labeling, specialization of the offer in a similar way as quality is assessed in Croatia through the system Tourist flower – quality for Croatia. This is a confirmation of the good work of ZOT HGK on improving quality by promoting specialization, branding, education developed through the annual cycle of national and cluster FOSs (Family Accommodation Forum). Through this system of training, presentations and education, more than 6.000 family accommodation hosts are educated every year. ” Pinezic points out.Registered households THE BEST HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION IN THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL (REGIONAL OR NATIONAL CAPITAL)The holiday home / apartment is located in the regional or national capital. It allows the visitor to enjoy the city life and the special ambience and features of the city where it is located.Apply / CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA Also, all those hosts who want to compete for the recognition of the Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia “, can also apply independently by the end of August through the form that will be published on the website of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.last_img read more

PSG launch crowdfunding initiative against COVID-19

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have launched a crowdfunding initiative in the fight against coronavirus. The initiative, named #PSGengage, has been set up to raise funds for Paris’ hospitals, volunteers and patients of the Secours Populaire Francais as well as the Action Against Hunger organisation in France and around the world. Donations can be made via HelloAsso and PSG’s official website. Read Also: Iheanacho names Man City star that helped him most at Etihad PSG themselves have made a 100,000 euro donation to Secours Populaire Francais and have sold 217,500 euros worth of first team shirts in the last two weeks, with the proceeds doing to Paris’ hospitals. This money can pay for health workers’ accommodation, transport, food, leisure services and communication. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Stunning Wedding Outfits From All Around The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Thomas A. Meyer

first_imgThomas A. “Tom” Meyer, 54, Greensburg passed away on February 15, 2018 at his home in Greensburg.Tom was born May 11, 1963 in Rushville to Robert L. and Margherita “Margie” (Navarra) Meyer.Tom graduated from Rushville High School and then received a degree in agriculture from Purdue. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. Tom was very involved in the Knights of Columbus, where he was a 4th Degree Member. He was a past Grand Knight of both Rushville and Greensburg Chapters, he was on the Greensburg Columbians board, and he was a former District Deputy.Tom worked for Batesville Tool & Die for 22 years. He also did some farming in the Rushville area.Tom was married to Mary Beth Wenning on November 30, 1991 and she survives.Tom is survived by his mother, Margie Meyer, Rushville, wife, Mary Beth Meyer, Greensburg, three sons, Jeremy Meyer, Muncie, Zachary Meyer, Greensburg, Aaron Meyer, Greensburg, three brothers, Alan (Kathy) Meyer, Greensburg, John (Dixie) Meyer, Rushville, Dale Meyer, Rushville, one sister, Ann (Robert) Mathis, Pittsboro, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Meyer, and goddaughter, Allie Meyer.A Rosary Service will start at 1:30 pm on Sunday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home followed by visitation from 2-8:00pm.Visitation will also be from 9-10 am on Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association, Gibault Children’s Services, or to MD Anderson Cancer Center.Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more