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PG&E PSPS Oct. 27 10:00 PM Update: 97% of Customers Have Been Restored by Tuesday Night, With Essentially All Customers Expected to Have Power Back on Wednesday Morning

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) restored power by Tuesday night to more than 335,000 of the approximately 345,000 customers impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that started Sunday morning (Oct. 25).

PG&E crews began restoring power to customers where no damage or hazards to electrical equipment were found during patrols that began as early as Monday morning in locations where the weather all clear was received. In areas where equipment was damaged by the severe wind event, crews worked safely and as quickly as possible to make the repairs and restore those customers.

Due to continuing high winds and dynamic weather conditions, the weather all clear notification for the remaining impacted areas was issued at 1:45 p.m. today. Following this all clear, PG&E crews began power restoration efforts in areas still out of power. Essentially all remaining customersapproximately 10,000are expected to have power back on by noon on Wednesday.

PG&E crews will have patrolled over 17,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines to inspect for damage or hazards before all customers have been restored. The patrol and inspection efforts include nearly 1,800 ground patrol units, 65 helicopters and one airplane. Preliminary data shows at least 72 identified instances of weather-related damage and hazards in the PSPS-affected areas. Examples include downed lines and vegetation on lines. If PG&E had not de-energized the lines, these types of damage could have caused wildfire ignitions.

PSPS Restoration

PG&E has restored 335,000 customers and expects all remaining customers to have power back on by noon on Wednesday. Restoration may be delayed for some customers if there is significant damage to individual lines, which could be caused by wind-blown branches and other debris.

The restoration process PG&E follows includes:

  1. Patrol “ PG&E crews look for potential weather-related damage to the lines, poles and towers. This is done by foot, vehicle and air.
  2. Repair “ Where equipment damage is found, PG&E crews isolate the damaged area from the rest of the system so other parts of the system can be energized.
  3. Restore “ Once the system is safe to energize, PG&E’s Control Center can complete the process and restore power to affected areas.
  4. Notify Customers “ Customers are notified that power has been restored.

For more updates on the PSPS event, visit pge.com/pspsupdates.

Top Extreme Winds Recorded

Top 3 highest sustained and maximum recorded wind gusts during this PSPS event:

County

 

Max recorded sustained winds (mph)

 

Max recorded wind gusts (mph)

Sonoma

 

76

 

89

Napa

 

54

 

82

Contra Costa

 

55

 

74

More Information on PG&E PSPS Events

PG&Es goal is to have essentially all customers affected by the PSPS who can receive power restored within 12 daylight hours of the weather all clear for each affected area.

PG&E uses a PSPS only as the last resort to protect community and customer safety against wildfires, given dry and windy weather, dry vegetation and an elevated fire risk across portions of its service area.

PG&E will submit a report detailing damage from the severe weather to the California Public Utilities Commission within 10 days of the completion of the PSPS.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 23,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.

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Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease Urges Prioritization of National Pandemic Preparedness Strategy 

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The Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease (PFID) today sent an open letter to President-elect Joe Biden and his incoming administration to prioritize the buildout of a National Pandemic Preparedness Strategy. The Partnership is a group of patients, providers, health policy experts, community organizations, and business and labor groups that have joined together to raise awareness of threats posed by infectious disease, now a very stark reality in the U.S., as well as advance solutions to ensure future pandemic preparedness.

Amid this pandemic, which has already claimed more than 270,000 American lives, our country has witnessed firsthand the health, economic and societal impacts of national health emergencies. The need to improve pandemic preparedness now, in order to prevent or otherwise lessen the impact of current and future national health emergencies, has never been more apparent, wrote Ken Thorpe, PFID advisory board member and Chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.

In the detailed letter, also delivered to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the Partnership outlined the key elements required for a successful National Pandemic Preparedness Strategy:

  • Address the needs of front-line workers;
  • Address existing and growing public health threats associated with pandemics;
  • Address the current and growing crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR);
  • Support a health care infrastructure that ensures access for all and addresses challenges to achieving health equity; and
  • Encourage the public and private sectors to work collaboratively.

The Partnership stressed the clear need to deal with the current crisis but with a vision for how to optimize lessons learned to mitigate future risks. Among several ideas, the group highlighted the need to support investment in medical products critical to preventing future pandemics and ensuring that front line medical staff have all the resources they need to save lives, including life-saving antibiotics.

Further, the Partnership contends that the preparedness strategy must facilitate access to health care for Americas most vulnerable populations elevating the importance of investment in telehealth systems that enable patients to access medical are remotely. The letter also highlighted considerations to address the behavioral health impacts associated with infectious disease outbreaks and expressed that the strategy should also be supported with a national communications plan to disseminate consistent, credible information about ongoing and emerging public health threats.

Without effective planning, we may one day face an infectious disease crisis even more deadly and disruptive than COVID-19, concluded Thorpe.

Read the full letter here.

To learn more about the Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease visit www.fightinfectiousdisease.org, on Twitter @ThePFID and LinkedIn.

The Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease (PFID) is a group of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts working to advance awareness and action on antimicrobial resistance. As an initiative of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, PFID is focusing on the impact of this growing issue on our population and health care system.

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301.801.9847

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SCHOTT Joins the NKBA Global Connect Program to Accelerate North American Growth

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SCHOTT, the inventor of specialty glass, has joined the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Global Connect Subscription program to accelerate growth in North America. SCHOTT will tap into the NKBAs 50,000 strong membership to gain a stronger foothold in the kitchen and bath industry, leverage the programs expertise, and expand the companys opportunity to equip manufacturers with glass materials for current and future designs.

The NKBA Global Connect program will help SCHOTT deepen its ties with North American manufacturers and experts in the kitchen and bath industry, said Kathrin Becker, Marketing Director SCHOTT CERAN. Were honored to join the program and look forward to utilizing NKBAs deep-rooted expertise in this space.

SCHOTT introduced the first black glass-ceramic cooktop panels under the SCHOTT CERAN brand in 1971. Since, the company has manufactured and sold over 180 million units and made SCOTT AG a recognized consumer brand. SCHOTT CERAN is extremely durable and heat resistant, standing up to sudden temperature shocks in the range of up to 700 degrees Celsius without difficulty. Further, it puts up with the normal wear and tear of the kitchen and everyday cooking without losing any of its stability, which makes for a pleasant cooking experience.

The NKBA Global Connect Subscription program offers a robust package of resources and connections to help international brands enter the North American kitchen and bath marketplace. Access to industry experts, proprietary NKBA market data, North American design and construction insights, VIP events and networking programs give NKBA Global Connect Subscribers a unique view into the market before they commit to launch.

We are pleased to welcome the SCHOTT AG into the NKBA Global Connect program, said Suzie Williford, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, NKBA. We have built an outstanding program, designed to help marketers navigate the vast North American kitchen and bath market and its exciting to see it embraced. SCHOTT CERAN brings a wealth of technological capabilities and partnerships that are sure to positively impact many aspects of the market.

About SCHOTT SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass, glass-ceramics and related high-tech materials. With over 130 years of experience, the company is an innovative partner to many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT has a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 34 countries. In the 2018/2019 fiscal year, the group generated sales of around $2.54 billion with over 16,200 employees.

About NKBA Global Connect The NKBA Global Connect goal is to expand visibility of the NKBA and the Associations premier trade show event the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) internationally with design professionals, brands, influencers and other industry constituents. The initiative is designed to facilitate discussion on conducting business and participating in trade development events in North America and, conversely, in Europe and beyond for North American brands looking to extend their global footprint.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), as part of Design & Construction Week (DCW). With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath and design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the associations founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, specialty badges, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit www.NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS and NKBA are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

SCHOTT North America, Inc.

Rina Della Vecchia

555 Taxter Road

Elmsford, NY 10523

USA

Phone: 914-831-2286

E-mail

https://www.us.schott.com

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Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against JOYY Inc. (YY)

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Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (GPM) reminds investors of the upcoming January 19, 2021 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired (JOYY or the Company) (NASDAQ: YY) securities between April 28, 2016 and November 18, 2020 inclusive (the Class Period).

If you suffered a loss on your JOYY investments or would like to inquire about potentially pursuing claims to recover your loss under the federal securities laws, you can submit your contact information at https://www.glancylaw.com/cases/joyy-inc/. You can also contact Charles H. Linehan, of GPM at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, or via email at [email protected] to learn more about your rights.

On November 18, 2020, Muddy Waters Research published a report entitled “YY: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up. Well¦Actually You Can, alleging that the Company “is a multibillion-dollar fraud.” The report concluded that YY’s component businesses are a fraction of the size it reports, and that the company’s reported user metrics, revenues, and cash balances are predominantly fraudulent[,]” and that “[a]pproximately 84% of YY’s reported consolidated revenue appears to be fraudulent.”

On this news, JOYY American depositary shares (“ADSs”) price fell $26.53 per ADS, or 26%, to close at $73.66 per ADS on November 18, 2020.

The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Companys business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors that: (1) JOYY dramatically overstated its revenues from live streaming sources; (2) the majority of users at any given time were bots; (3) the Company utilized these bots to effect a roundtripping scheme that manufactured the false appearance of revenues; (4) the Company overstated its cash reserves; (5) the Companys acquisition of Bigo was largely contrived to benefit corporate insiders; and (6) as a result, Defendants public statements were materially false and/or misleading at all relevant times.

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If you purchased or otherwise acquired JOYY securities during the Class Period, you may move the Court no later than January 19, 2021 to request appointment as lead plaintiff in this putative class action lawsuit. To be a member of the class action you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the class action. If you wish to learn more about this class action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to the pending class action lawsuit, please contact Charles Linehan, Esquire, of GPM, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100, Los Angeles, California 90067 at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, by email to [email protected], or visit our website at www.glancylaw.com. If you inquire by email please include your mailing address, telephone number and number of shares purchased.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.

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Charles Linehan, 310-201-9150 or 888-773-9224

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www.glancylaw.com

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