It is shockingly easy to steal a car in Oregon and not get prosecuted

PORTLAND, Ore. — According to national and local crime statistics, Portland is one of the worst cities in the country when it comes to how many cars are stolen per person in the city. Sherri Ominski has had her 1988 Toyota Camry stolen five times in and around the Portland metropolitan area over the last 20 years. “So, I bought the club, I was told it was foolproof. Well it’s not, because it was taken twice with the club,” said Ominski. It’s been stolen while she was at work, bowling with friends, in front of her condo and from a hospital parking lot. Jessie Kay Miskill was convicted of UUV, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and resisting arrest in early December. She received a probationary sentence. Miskill’s probation was revoked at the end of January after failing to report to her probation officer. “I just kind of lost it. It’s not of great value to anybody but me. I can’t afford a new car.” Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson, Deputy District Attorney Ryan Lukin and Gresham Police Captain Claudio Grandjean testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee in support of HB 2328. The law would change the wording in the law, making the excuse of “I didn’t know the car was stolen” n...

Hanergy is changing the ME solar landscape with thin film cells – NEWS, PEOPLE, POWER

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news and stories in the Utilities Sector in the Middle East and Africa straight to your inbox. In a region where new solar panels and breakthroughs in solar technology are emerging almost every month, today, end users have a lot of panel options to choose from. Among the many innovations in the panel manufacturing space, none may be more appealing and visually exciting than thin film solar panels, which has captured the imagination of renewable energy players and interested observers in the Middle East. Early this year, China headquartered Hanergy Thin Film Power Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Arabia’s Ajlan & Bros to launch the first solar thin-film industrial park in the Middle East in a $1bn investment. At the time of the agreement signing, the two companies said that they would collaborate to develop renewable energy manufacturing facilities in Saudi Arabia and conjointly seek relevant investment opportunities. Thin film’s rise over the past two decades has been remarkable, fuelled by the greatest success stories in the PV industry. Over the past few years, Hanergy has represented the disruptive pot...