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CORRECTING and REPLACING Singleton Law Firm Sues Pacific Corp, Pacific Power on Behalf of Santiam Canyon Fire Victims

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Company name in headline, subhead, and first sentence should be updated to read Pacific Corp, Pacific Power (instead of Portland General Electric (PGE)).

The corrected release reads:

SINGLETON LAW FIRM SUES PACIFIC CORP, PACIFIC POWER ON BEHALF OF SANTIAM CANYON FIRE VICTIMS

Individual lawsuits filed against Pacific Corp, Pacific Power for wildfire damage caused by downed power lines

Singleton Law Firm, a leading West Coast fire litigation law firm, recently filed a lawsuit against Pacific Corp, Pacific Power for its negligence in causing the Santiam Canyon fires earlier this year. Singleton Law Firm has joined forces with Greenspoon Marder LLP, a national law firm with more than 200 attorneys and an office in Portland, Oregon, to prosecute the 2020 Oregon wildfire cases.

The Santiam Canyon Fire started on September 7, 2020. Despite a forecasted windstorm, the power companies serving Santiam Canyon did not de-energize high-risk power lines, leading to as many as 13 separate fires from downed power lines in between Detroit and Mehama.

Singleton Law Firm has represented more than 10,000 victims of utility fires, in multiple states, and has recovered approximately $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for its clients.

Greenspoons lead attorney, Kristin Stankiewicz, is both an experienced fire litigator and a victim of the 2020 Oregon wildfires herself.

We all are aware of the devastating effects of the 2020 fires, and we are committed to obtaining justice for the victims, Stankiewicz said.

Gerald Singleton, founder and senior partner of Singleton Law Firm, stressed that this suit is not a class action.

While class actions work well when used properly, they are not the correct tool for resolving large fire cases, Singleton said. The damages each individual victim suffers are unique. It is impossible to put fire victims in representative classes and award set amounts to each class member. We represent more than 100 victims of the 2020 Oregon fires and handle each case individually.

Singleton Law Firm has been fighting on behalf of fire victims since 1993 and represented thousands of clients affected by West Coast fires, including the 2007 San Diego Fires, the 2015 Butte Fire, the 2017 North Bay and Thomas Fires, the 2018 Camp and Woolsey Fires and the 2019 Kincade Fire. Mr. Singleton is a member of the Trust Oversight Committee for the $13.5 billion PG&E Fire Victims Trust, which was created to compensate fire victims following PG&Es 2019 bankruptcy.

The lawsuit is available here and at www.LawsuitPressRelease.com. For more information, please visit www.slffirm.com.

Kristin Stankiewicz

P: 503.227.2805

[email protected]

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Senoko Energy Rewards Customers With Delights To Illuminate Holiday Season

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Senoko Energy introduces thoughtfully curated offers & special giveaways to reward customers and brighten up the festive season

 

SINGAPORE  – Media OutReach – 25 November 2020 – Reimagine the holiday celebrations with Senoko Energy, as the authorised electricity retailer kicks off its year-end “Ho-Ho-Home with Senoko” campaign with a series of thoughtfully curated offers and festive giveaways, alongside a cheery Christmas video. While holiday celebrations will certainly look a little different this year with social distancing measures and travel restrictions in place, Senoko Energy seeks to share rewards that will help invigorate celebrations while sparking ways Singaporeans can relish the festivities even as they stay home this season.

 

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Senoko Energy has released a 3-minute video starring home-grown vocal group MICappella, which seeks to put a spotlight on the many different ways to celebrate the season at home. With the use of imagination and selected rewards from Senoko Energy, the band spends Christmas at home in a uniquely local way with their families, creating endearing memories.

 

As part of the campaign, Senoko Energy is running a social media contest that encourages the public to submit tips on how they plan to reimagine their festive celebrations in the comfort of home. The contest will span over 2 weeks and the 10 most creative entries will stand to win a $50 GrabFood voucher.

 

Heather Ang, Head of Marketing at Senoko Energy said: “With travel restrictions still widely in place, we hope to help keep festivities merry with our rewards, even as our customers celebrate Christmas at home”.

 

“November 2020 also marks the second anniversary of our launch in Singapore’s Open Electricity Market, and we want to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers for their support with compelling rewards and benefits.” She added.

 

Smart Rewards

To help bring the Christmas cheer to homes through its loyalty programme, Smart Rewards, Senoko Energy has partnered with home & lifestyle brands to offer three festive giveaways:

 

  • 1 lucky customer will stand to win a Thermomix® TM6 and a unique opportunity to enjoy a “Cook & Bond” private cooking session for the whole family (worth over $2,500).
  • 20 customers will also win a specially curated DIY winter-themed terrarium.
  • 800 customers will get to redeem a $10 GrabFood e-voucher

 

Existing customers can participate in these festive lucky draws by submitting their interest within their Senoko Energy online account or via the mobile app.

 

Other highlights within the Smart Rewards programme include discounts from merchant partners such as Fassler Gourmet, RedMart, Lazada, Sonos, BooksActually, etch&bolts, CatchPlay, The Art of Sake, and more, to help kick-start the gift-giving.

 

Heather Ang

Head of Marketing

[email protected]

Nicole Ye

Digital Marketing Manager

[email protected]

About Senoko Energy Pte Ltd

Senoko Energy Pte Ltd provides energy for life to generations of Singaporeans, delivering safe, innovative, and efficient energy supply to customers since 1977. Integral to Singapore’s development, it is a pioneer in power generation and energy solutions, serving Singapore’s energy needs with proven reliable performance.

 

As one of the largest power generation companies by installed capacity in Singapore, Senoko Energy has a licensed capacity of 2,807 megawatts (MW), providing about one-fifth of the nation’s electricity needs. The company launched its retail brand in 2018, offering retail products and services for Singapore households and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Open Electricity Market.

 

Visit www.senokoenergy.com for more information.

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Ericsson ConsumerLab Report: Digital Technologies to Augment Singapore’s Transportation Infrastructure

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  • 43 percent of Savvy Commuters feel that they receive plenty of mental space when commuting
  • 40% of Singaporeans feel that their city infrastructure is becoming more strained every year
  • Technology expected to play an instrumental role in enhancing commuter experience

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 26 November 2020 – Ericsson‘s latest ConsumerLab report explores commuter behavior both before and during the COVID-19 crisis, reflecting consumers’ opinions and habits that could be used to offer a more satisfactory commuting experience in the increasingly digital and connected world of tomorrow.

 

Commuting in Singapore has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis with measures during this unprecedented time influencing changes in consumer mobility patterns and future expectations. Consumers are demanding more from their devices, mobile connectivity, and vehicles during their daily commute to wrap up their work or partake in social and recreational activities while commuting. The Augmenting the Daily Commute report surveyed 16,000 commuters in 16 cities, including 1,000 from Singapore who used different transport modes, including ride and car sharing services.

 

Mental space for a positive commuting experience

The report explores how the most satisfied commuters — a group Ericsson has named “Savvy Commuters” — see their commute as more than just time spent moving from one point to another. Savvy Commuters actively create positive conditions for their trips, using it to free up time for the rest of the day and turning it into an experience worth having.

 

A crucial criterion for a positive experience is the feeling of having enough physical and mental space. Physical space is dependent on the transport mode but mental space can be recreated through digital engagement. In Singapore, 43 percent of Savvy Commuters feel that they receive plenty of mental space during their commute, an additional 42 percent shared that they have sufficient personal space when commuting. This group immerse themselves in different digital experiences to create a sense of space, with 54 percent of them relying on their smartphones and 46 percent using headphones to achieve this purpose.

 

Commuters are concerned about the city’s mobility infrastructure

Mass transportation remains the most common form of transportation mode by Singaporeans (56 percent), with 37 percent doing so with their personal cars. Key motivations cited for using the current mode of transport are its convenience (58 percent), cost (45 percent) and time efficiency (46 percent). When it comes to time spent on commuting, majority of Singaporeans spend less than 90 minutes commuting a day (64 percent), while 36 percent spend 90 minutes and more. Unsurprisingly, reducing time spent on commuting is a key priority for most respondents (over 70 percent) compared to having control of their arrival time with a longer commute (almost 30 percent).   

 

Despite being one of the few cities in the study with greatest use of mass transport modes, more than 60 percent of respondents in Singapore have a negative perception of the city’s transportation system. 39 percent of respondents feel the growing strain in the city’s mobility infrastructure,  while 25 percent believe that it is reaching a saturation point and is working over the intended capacity.

 

Safety tops the list of conceptual mobility services

Testing and analyzing 16 mobility concepts across three categories of “Safety and Assistance”, “Entertainment”, and “Convenience”, Ericsson found that consumers are most interested in services and features that enhance safety and reduce stress in demanding situations. Majority of respondents show high interest in enhanced assisted driving features supported by connectivity, where information is collected from vehicles and sensors regarding hazards beyond the horizon.

 

Half of the respondents from Singapore are highly interested in safety features that send alerts when a driver is not paying attention to a danger ahead, alerting both the driver and other road users. This is backed by their willingness to pay a premium for safety services and features such as distracted driver detection (35 percent) and see through cars powered by 5G (32 percent).

 

When it comes to entertainment and convenience, 37 percent voiced high interest for augmented reality windows on trains and buses. Nearly one third look forward to seeing some form of in-seat Augmented Reality (AR) passenger entertainment, while 34 percent have stated their preference for mood personalization experiences. 39 percent of respondents are also highly interested in continual in-vehicle connectivity that offers alternative route suggestions from the vehicle to avoid call drops or lags along the way to boost their productivity.

 

“5G technology will play an instrumental role in delivering an enhanced commuter experience, alongside the safety, efficiency and sustainability of urban transportation in the years to come. Through our continuous investments, partnerships and innovation, we aim to deliver the best connectivity experience for commuters across the different modes of transportation,” said Martin Wiktorin, Head of Ericsson Singapore, Brunei and Philippines “We can take inspiration by understanding what consumers value during their daily commute and drive positive changes to deliver satisfaction and enhance the commuting experience as more people head back to work.”

 

The report also includes highlights around commuter expectations on the future of mobility in Singapore such as:

  • 61 percent believe that shared mobility services will be used more than today in 5 years’ time, with the main reason being to reduce congestion.
  • Among the sixteen conceptual mobility services, most Singaporeans expect entertainment services to take the longest to enter the market, with augmented reality maps expected to roll out only in the next 4.5 years.
  • Globally, 60 percent respondents believe autonomous vehicles will completely revolutionize the commuting experience within the next 10 years. This figure rises to 72 percent in Singapore with consumers indicating that new automotive companies will lead the autonomous vehicle revolution. Interestingly, Singapore consumers (38 percent) are revealed to rely much more heavily on government authorities to lead the deployment of autonomous driving compared to other countries in Asia Pacific, with only 25 percent of the region expecting government authorities to do so.

 

ABOUT THE STUDY:

This study is representative of the opinions of 130 million smartphone users globally. The data were gathered through online interviews with 16,000 people between ages 15 – 69 years-old from Bangkok, Berlin, Delhi, Dubai, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney and Tokyo. Of which 1,000 users are based in Singapore. In addition to the consumer interviews, expert interviews were conducted with senior executives from telecom operators, mobility service providers and vehicle manufacturers between March and April 2020 to gain a perspective on industry sentiments around the future of mobility for consumers.


ABOUT ERICSSON:

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business. It is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s innovation investments have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York. www.ericsson.com

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DHL sends healthcare supplies for World Health Organization to the Pacific Islands

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  • Tourism-dependent islands badly impacted by more than 90% decline in passenger flights
  • Supplementary COVID-19 supplies moved through Singapore and Fiji to reach the Pacific islands

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 26 November 2020 – The far flung islands in the Pacific have not been spared the brunt of COVID-19. The World Health Organization has been working tirelessly to ensure much-needed supplies and healthcare equipment reach the shores of these islands. While the number of cases has been relatively small, many of these countries, which are heavily dependent on tourism, have been impacted by the dramatic cuts in passenger flights, resulting in a logistical challenge to send in basic supplies on a regular basis.

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Image taken prior to Covid-19

 

This week, the World Health Organization coordinated its latest cargo donation through DHL Global Forwarding (“DHL”), the freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, to support the islands’ fight against COVID-19. The shipments, worth over EUR 650,000 contained medical devices such as oxygen concentrator sets, patient monitors and pulse oximeters, were airfreighted from Singapore to Fiji, where they will be dispatched to eight islands in the Pacific. The Pacific Islands, which had previously managed to avoid large outbreaks, experienced a recent spike in COVID-19 infections that doubled its total number of cases.

 

Due to the shortage of air capacity with passenger flights reduced by more than 90%, the freight had to be broken down into three tranches, sent some two weeks apart. DHL Global Forwarding organized the first shipment from Singapore to Fiji on 22 October, and will be stored till the last shipment arrives on 19 November. From Fiji, special flights or shipping lines were then organized into eight markets, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Tonga, to ensure they reached their destination.

 

“Ensuring that the Pacific Island countries have access to the necessary medical equipment and supplies to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 is a priority for the World Health Organization. But reaching such remote places, especially when so many airports are closed, is a huge logistical challenge. WHO is happy to be working with our partners like DHL to be able to make this happen.” said Dr Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific.

 

The medical devices, which will be sent to hospitals and other healthcare institutions, will aid local medical professionals in treating COVID-19 patients.

 

“Whilst the Pacific Islands’ geographic distance from densely populated countries had helped them avert major outbreaks during the pandemic, it has equally worked against them in acquiring much-needed supplies due to the scarcity of air freight capacity. As one of the few global logistics players in the Islands and one with a geographic footprint as wide as ours, we are glad to be able to play a part in delivering the medical equipment and living up to our purpose of ‘Connecting People, Improving Lives,” said Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.

 

More than ever before, the criticality of logistics networks have been demonstrated in the battle to get much needed supplies to countries that need it the most. Since the start of the year, DHL Global Forwarding tapped on its network of life science and healthcare facilities, temperature-controlled solutions and customs clearance expertise to fly more than 1.3 million COVID-19 test kits from South Korea to Brazil, Ecuador, India, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Saudi Arabia. The freight forwarder also launched a dedicated 100-ton weekly air freight service for organizations and governments shipping health and medical-related items and other goods from China to Middle East and Africa.

 

Note to editors:

Vaccine logistics for Covid-19 will pose challenges along the supply chain that must be jointly addressed by governments, NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and logistics players urgently. Find out what lessons Covid-19 has taught on securing stable supply chains for future emergencies and the complexities in distributing the vaccine across the globe.


DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 63 billion euros in 2019. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050.

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