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PG&E PSPS Update: About 10,000 Customers to be Restored Today with Essentially All Others Expected to Have Power Back on Tomorrow


With an ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event that could have affected about 53,000 customers, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continued Thursday to focus on safety, monitor the weather, and support our customers recognizing the hardship that a PSPS represents.

Here are some updates on the weather, the event, and how customers are being supported.

Oct. 14-16 Public Safety Power Shutoff

About 53,000 customers in 24 counties were within the original forecasted PSPS footprint. Due to some improving weather conditions and deployment of technology, only about 41,000 were de-energized. This includes 4,000 customers in the Southern Sierra who had been told that they would be de-energized today have now been told that more favorable weather means that they wont lose power during the PSPS event.

Before the event began, PG&E was able to reduce the impact of the PSPS event by keeping about 12,000 customers energized through temporary and permanent generation, off-grid service, and by using devices that split or sectionalize power lines, which allows more precise de-energization. PG&Es goal this year is to reduce the number of customers affected by a PSPS event by one-third compared to last year.

In some locations, the severe weather subsided enough during the day for PG&Es Meteorology team to issue an all clear, meaning that electric crews could begin patrols of power lines as the first step toward restoration. Once de-energized for a PSPS event, power lines must be visually inspected to ensure that no wind-driven damage or hazards such as tree limbs entwined in lines exist. Once inspected, the lines can be energized, restoring service to customers. As of 6 p.m. today, PG&E restored about 8,000 customers who had been de-energized for this event with an expectation that another 2,000 customers could be restored tonight.

PG&E expects that the all clear will be issued in all remaining areas of the PSPS footprint Friday morning, which means more than 1,000 PG&E employees will be on the ground or in more than 40 helicopters to conduct line patrols and restore customers. The majority of customers affected by this PSPS event are expected to be restored by late Friday.

Community Resource Centers

To support our customers during this PSPS event, PG&E opened 40 Community Resource Centers (CRCs) that operate from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the event. These temporary CRCs will be open to customers when power is out at their homes and will provide ADA-accessible restrooms, hand-washing stations, medical-equipment charging, Wi-Fi, bottled water, grab-and-go bags, and non-perishable snacks.

Many of these CRCs opened Wednesday afternoon and all were open on Thursday. As of this afternoon, about 1,500 customers visited a CRC.

PG&E updates its CRC locations regularly. Click here for updates.

Support for Customers with Medical Needs

PG&E is also partnering with 47 community-based organizations (CBOs) to assist customers with medical, financial, language, and aging needs before, during, and after PSPS events. These activities include:

  • Collaborating with the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) through a grant program to support the Access and Functional Needs (AFN) community. This support for customers with medical and independent living needs includes:
    • Enabling qualifying customers who use electrical medical devices to access backup portable batteries
    • Emergency preparedness outreach and education
    • Promotion of Medical Baseline Program
    • Accessible transportation resources
    • Hotel stays
    • Food stipends
  • Working with 14 food banks and 17 local Meals on Wheels chapters.
  • Expanding availability of materials in American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Providing emergency information in 13 languages.
  • Establishing an advisory group to help create solutions for emergency preparedness for customers with medical needs.

Details about these resources are at our website at

Also, as of Oct. 14, PG&E provided a total of 1,244 portable batteries to customers to support backup power, including:

During this Oct. 14-16 PSPS event, PG&Es partners have engaged proactively or reactively with nearly 2,400 individuals. Through Thursday afternoon, 119 customers have used batteries provided by the CFILC and 34 hotel stays have been coordinated.

Heres Where to Go to Learn More

  • PG&Es emergency website is now available in 13 languages. Currently, the website is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Russian, Vietnamese, Korean, Farsi, Arabic, Hmong, Khmer, Punjabi, and Japanese. Customers will have the opportunity to choose their language of preference for viewing the information when visiting the website.
  • Customers are encouraged to update their contact information and indicate their preferred language for notifications by visiting or by calling 1-800-742-5000, where in-language support is available.
  • Tenants and non-account holders can sign up to receive PSPS ZIP Code Alerts for any area where you do not have a PG&E account by visiting
  • PG&E has launched a new tool at its online Safety Action Center ( to help customers prepare an emergency plan. By using the “Make Your Own Emergency Plan” tool and answering a few short questions, visitors to the website can compile and organize the important information needed for a personalized family emergency plan.

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 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit and




MedX Health Corp. Expands North American Clinic Sales


MedX Health Corp. (MedX or the Company) (TSX-V:MDX), the global leader in teledermatology, announces that it has completed a sales agency agreement with the Ziemer Professional Corporation. Mr. Paul Ziemer, President, has 20 years of experience in medical device sales and medical clinic operations. I have been working with the MedX team to develop a go-to market strategy and I am pleased to announce that the first six clinics will roll-out in the next three weeks with installations across Ontario and Saskatchewan. Preparations are already in place for additional installations in Canada and the USA for December and early 2021, stated Mr. Ziemer.

COVID-19 has almost doubled the wait times in order to see a Dermatologist. MedXs DermSecure„¢ teledermatology platform provides a perfect solution to this problem. I have received tremendous interest from my client base and expect rapid growth in both the USA and Canada, Mr. Ziemer added.

Mr. Ziemers enthusiasm and detailed knowledge of the economic drivers in the clinic market have been invaluable as we begin our roll-out strategy. Mr. Ziemer has a wide network and strong relationships with numerous medical clinics and practitioners. We believe he will develop a solid customer base in a number of key markets for MedX, and we look forward to supporting Mr. Ziemer and his team in their sales and marketing efforts, commented Mr. Mike Druhan, President, Dermatological Products and Services.

About Ziemer Professional Corp.

Ziemer Professional Corporation has been partnering with health care innovators for over 20 years. We have a strong focus on delivering new and innovative medical technologies to medical/athletic clinics throughout North America and internationally. Areas of experience include Diabetic Wound Care, Peripheral Neuropathy, Biomechanical Gait and Posture Analysis, Telemedicine/Remote Patient Monitoring. ZPC provides sales support as well as educational leadership to its partners, patients and clinical customers. Improving patient access to preventative technologies is top of mind with a specific focus on delivering patient care to remote communities including a special relationship with First Nations.

About MedX

MedX, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is a leading medical device and software company focused on skin health with its SIAscopy„¢ on DermSecure„¢ telemedicine platform, utilizing its SIAscopy„¢ technology. SIAscopy„¢ is also imbedded in its products SIAMETRICS„¢, SIMSYS„¢, and MoleMate„¢, which MedX manufactures in its ISO 13485 certified facility. SIAMETRICS„¢, SIMSYS„¢, and MoleMate„¢ include hand-held devices that use patented technology utilizing light and its remittance to view up to 2 mm beneath suspicious moles and lesions in a pain free, non-invasive manner, with its software then creating real-time images for physicians and dermatologists to evaluate all types of moles or lesions within seconds. These products are Health Canada, FDA, TGA and CE cleared for use in Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, the European Union, Brazil and Turkey. MedX also designs, manufactures and distributes quality photobiomodulation therapeutic and dental lasers to provide drug-free and non-invasive treatment of tissue damage and pain.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ, including, without limitation, the Company’s limited operating history and history of losses, the inability to successfully obtain further funding, the inability to raise capital on terms acceptable to the Company, the inability to compete effectively in the marketplace, the inability to complete the proposed acquisition and such other risks that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in the Company’s projections or forward-looking statements. All forward looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Rob von der Porten

MedX Health Corp.

[email protected]

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JBG SMITH Named Top Workplace in the Washington Area by The Washington Post


JBG SMITH, (NYSE: JBGS), a leading owner and developer of high-quality, mixed-use properties in the Washington, DC market, is proud to announce it has been named one of The Washington Posts 2020 Top Workplaces in the region. JBG SMITH ranked third in the largest employers category, which encompasses those with more than 1,000 employees.

Now in its seventh year, The Posts Top Workplaces highlights the companies that are leaders in the Washington-area in terms of employee engagement and satisfaction. Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered anonymously through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC. The survey, completed by employees earlier this year, measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.

The world has changed in unimaginable ways since the JBG SMITH team completed the survey in January, and it has been gratifying to witness how everyone at the firm has stepped up to support one another, whether it be assisting with childcare, dropping off groceries, or finding other new and creative ways to stay connected, said Carey Goldberg, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Inclusion. Hearing those stories and experiencing the camaraderie firsthand, it is no surprise that this amazing group of individuals has shaped one of DCs top workplaces.

Added Chief Executive Officer Matt Kelly, Each and every one of our employees are responsible for creating and maintaining a dynamic and supportive environment, and their contributions are indisputably what makes JBG SMITH the absolute best place to work. Im incredibly proud to lead a team that has cultivated such a strong culture of collaboration and participation, and I continue to be impressed by the way everyone has adapted and come together during these challenging times.

More than 3,500 companies in the region were invited to participate in this years ranking, and a record number of employees completed the survey.


JBG SMITH is an S&P 400 company that owns, operates, invests in and develops a dynamic portfolio of high-growth mixed-use properties in and around Washington, DC. Through an intense focus on placemaking, JBG SMITH cultivates vibrant, amenity-rich, walkable neighborhoods throughout the Capital region, including National Landing where it now serves as the exclusive developer for Amazons new headquarters. JBG SMITHs portfolio currently comprises 20.7 million square feet of high-growth office, multifamily and retail assets, 98% at our share of which are Metro-served. It also maintains a robust future development pipeline encompassing 16.6 million square feet of mixed-use development opportunities. For more information on JBG SMITH please visit

About The Washington Post

The Washington Post is an award-winning news leader whose mission is to connect, inform, and enlighten local, national and global readers with trustworthy reporting, in-depth analysis and engaging opinions. It combines world-class journalism with the latest technology and tools so readers can interact with The Post anytime, anywhere.

About Energage, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.


Bud Perrone


Executive Vice President

(212) 843-8068

[email protected]

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CORRECTING and REPLACING Superior Industries to Participate in Gabelli’s 44th Annual Automotive Aftermarket Symposium


The time of the presentation given in the first paragraph of release dated Oct. 27, 2020, should read 3:30 p.m. ET (instead of 4:00 p.m. ET).

The updated release reads:

Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE:SUP), one of the worlds leading aluminum wheel suppliers, announced today that Majdi Abulaban, President and Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Trenary, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Troy Ford, Vice President of Corporate Finance, will present virtually at Gabellis 44th Annual Automotive Aftermarket Symposium on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

The presentation will be available via webcast, which can be accessed through the Events tab in the Investors section of the Companys website at A replay of the webcast will be available on the Companys website following the conclusion of the presentation.

About Superior Industries

Superior is one of the worlds leading aluminum wheel suppliers. Superiors team collaborates and partners with customers to design, engineer, and manufacture a wide variety of innovative and high-quality products utilizing the latest lightweighting and finishing technologies. Superior also maintains leading aftermarket brands including ATS, RIAL, ALUTEC, and ANZIO. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Superior is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit

Superior Investor Relations:

(248) 234-7104

Troy Ford

[email protected]

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