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Steven Barlam Joins Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles as JFS Care CEO

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Steven Barlam, MSW, LCSW, CMC, has joined Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles in the newly created role of CEO of JFS Care, an arm of the agency that provides homecare throughout the Los Angeles area. Since receiving his masters degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Barlam has worked exclusively in the field of Geriatrics. Beginning in the nonprofit arena, Mr. Barlam began his career at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, before creating a private practice, Senior Care Management in Beverly Hills. In 1999, Mr. Barlam co-founded LivHOME, which was one of the first national models to integrate geriatric care management into homecare. After 21 years at LivHOME, Mr. Barlam is coming full circle back to his roots at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles.

During his career, Mr. Barlam has worked directly with older adults and their families, has developed innovative service delivery models, and has a passion for care management. Eli Veitzer, President and CEO of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles said, Steve brings deep experience, expertise, and innovation to JFS Care. His passion for the well-being of clients will help make JFS Care the most trusted homecare agency in Los Angeles. Mr. Barlam is passionate about quality care and his motto is its got to be good enough for my mother, as he knows care is a very personal matter to our clients and their families.

As a thought leader in the community, Mr. Barlam has served in the Professional Geriatric Community, sitting on numerous national and local boards, and has served as President of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, currently the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA). He currently sits on the ALCA Board of Directors. Mr. Barlam is also the 2020 recipient of the Community Service Award from the Mission to Assist and Provide for Seniors (MAPS) Charities.

Mr. Barlam is a regular lecturer at local universities and national conferences on topics relating to care management, technology, and patient/client care. He firmly believes in the power of education and coaching to help professionals enhance their skills to positively impact their clients lives as well as their practices.

Mr. Barlam can be reached at (213) 260-7978 or [email protected].

About Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles has 165 years of proven experience meeting the evolving needs of our diverse and changing city. Each year, our comprehensive family of services improves the quality of life for tens of thousands of people, regardless of age, economic status, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Our staff and volunteers feed families, provide LAs aging population with life-changing care, empower and shelter victims of domestic violence and their children, treat mental illness, and offer counseling to at-risk children and their families. More information about JFS programs and services is available at www.jfsla.org. If you, a friend, or a family member need assistance of any kind, call us toll-free at (877) ASK-4JFS.

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Long-Term Damage Happening to Canada’s Airlines: CUPE

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Monday’s financial update from Ottawa provided no support for Canada’s struggling airlines.

CUPE local 4070 represents 4,100 cabin crew members at WestJet and its affiliates. The union joined business, industry experts and others this week in sounding the alarm about the future of Canada’s airlines.

After months of inaction, Canada remains the only G7 country with no relief package for airlines,” said CUPE 4070 President Chris Rauenbusch.

“Our voices are raw from screaming about this issue: if the Liberals don’t do something immediately, Canada will be without airlines.” Rauenbusch said the Liberal approach of prioritizing regional service above all is the wrong approach. Rauenbusch said regional service thrives when airlines have thriving networks to connect to.

“Viewing regional service in isolation simply won’t work.”

Canadas airlines are losing market-share to well-supported carriers from around the world,” said Rauenbusch. “Over 100,000 Canadians employed by airlines are waiting for action, and we’re not seeing anything.

In a statement this week, the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) said, This lack of action does not reflect the economic importance of the sector to Canada’s overall recovery, nor the need to ensure Canada’s largest carriers can continue to compete internationally.

“If the Liberals keep ignoring the airline sector, we will never return to work,” said Rauenbusch. “And Canadians will travel on foreign carriers supported by foreign governments. This is not how we return our country to stability.

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Protegrity Partners With Servian, Expanding Global Reach in Australia and New Zealand

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Protegrity, the data-security solutions provider, has partnered with Servian, one of Australias leading IT consultancies, to deliver effective data protection to companies across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) that are implementing AI, analytics, customer engagement, and cloud solutions. A primary objective for Protegrity and Servian is securing data for companies using Snowflake, a cloud data platform provider and Protegrity partner. Snowflake has grown rapidly in the ANZ market and its partnership with Protegrity enables customers to deploy Protegrity’s data de-identification technology to protect any data housed in Snowflake’s managed cloud data warehouse. Servian and Protegrity will also work with joint customers to ensure compliance with evolving data privacy regulations and uphold the privacy of individuals while empowering companies to unlock the full potential of their data.

Protegritys data protection offerings are closely aligned with our mission to enable customers to use data and analytics to further establish their competitive advantage, said Tristan Sander, Partner at Servian. We look forward to working with Protegrity to deliver market-leading data security solutions to our customers.

Protegrity has witnessed a growing demand for data security solutions in ANZ as companies in the region have become increasingly mindful of how they manage their data and comply with GDPR and other codified expectations “ including the Australian Privacy Principles Act and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) “ to protect customer privacy. The prominent expansion of Snowflake in ANZ has also contributed to Protegritys visibility in the region. Protegrity for Snowflake provides the control businesses need to protect data in the cloud beyond encryption and data masking. With Protegrity’s format-preserving data protection, data and analytics professionals can perform analytics directly on de-identified data without having to unprotect or re-identify the data.

Weve seen an increasing demand from companies in the ANZ region who are implementing AI, analytics, and cloud technologies, said Protegrity President and CEO Rick Farnell. Protegrity is purpose-built for hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments and our proven data-protection capabilities enable businesses to extract intelligence-driven insights from their most sensitive data and deliver better customer experiences. Together, Protegrity, Servian, and Snowflake are embarking on a journey to safely accelerate the democratization of data, allowing our mutual customers to further their innovation while protecting sensitive data “ no matter where it resides.

Register today for an on-demand webinar with Protegrity, Servian, and Snowflake to learn how this partnership gives companies the confidence to use and share data across business lines while reducing the risk of breaches of sensitive data.

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About Protegrity

Protegrity, a global leader in data security, protects sensitive data everywhere and future-proofs businesses as data-privacy regulations evolve. Maintaining privacy today across distributed data has become impossibly complicated. With Protegrity, enterprises can secure data wherever it resides, control how its protected, and have confidence that data is safe, even if a breach occurs. The Protegrity Data Protection Platform is a modern alternative to traditionally complex data-protection methods that leave gaps in security. Whether encrypting, tokenizing, or applying privacy models, Protegrity protects data at the speed of business. Deep integrations with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Teradata, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Cloudera, Databricks, and many other enterprise applications ensure that data remains fully protected in hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, and on-premises environments without performance penalties. The platforms fine-grained data protection anonymizes personally identifiable information (PII) thats used in AI and machine learning models, providing faster access to critical analytics data and dramatically shortening the time to business insights. Protegrity protects the sensitive data of over one billion individuals across global enterprises, including five of the worlds 40 largest banks, five out of 10 of the top health insurance providers, and three of the worlds leading multinational companies. With more than two decades of industry-leading innovation, Protegrity allows businesses to finally tap into the value of their data and accelerate digital transformation timelines “ without jeopardizing individuals fundamental right to privacy.

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To Help Fleet Customers Make the Switch to Electric Vehicles, PG&E Introduces EV Fleet Savings Calculator

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Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a new online tool for companies and organizations considering transitioning their fleets to electric vehicles (EVs). PG&Es new EV Fleet Savings Calculator allows business customers and public agencies with medium- to heavy-duty fleet vehicles to explore EV investment estimates based on their own fleet sizes, infrastructure, budget and other factors.

Transportation is the single largest source of climate-related pollution in California, contributing to 41% of greenhouse-gas emissions across the state. Heavy- and medium-duty vehicles often use diesel, which is a highly polluting fuel. EVs are four times more efficient than diesel and natural gas engines and offer significant fuel cost savings.

Expanding the use of electric vehicles is essential for California to achieve its bold climate and clean-air goals. PG&E has been an active partner in helping make EVs an option for millions of Californians, including for our business and public agency customers who are transitioning their fleets to electric vehicles. Reducing vehicle emissions is good for our state and good for the environment in which we all live,” said PG&E Corporation Interim CEO Bill Smith.

PG&Es own commitment to further electrify its vehicle fleet by 2030 includes 100% of its light-duty fleet, 10% of its medium-duty fleet and 5% of its heavy-duty fleet.

In addition to the new EV Fleet Savings Calculator, PG&E offers business and public agency customers innovative rate options as well as its EV charging infrastructure program for fleets.

PG&Es New Tool for Electrifying Medium- and Heavy-Duty Fleet Vehicles

For customers with fleets that are making the transition to electric, an essential step in the process is understanding the costs and potential cost savings when deploying EVs. PG&Es new EV Fleet Savings Calculator, using calculations based on PG&Es new Business EV Rate, allows business and public agency customers to evaluate their fleet plans by analyzing how much they can save by switching to EVs.

The tool helps customers better understand key total cost of ownership factors including incentives, energy costs, infrastructure considerations and participation in Californias statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). After customers input information on vehicles and usage, the tool offers recommendations for charging infrastructure, charging schedule based on fleet needs, how much they can save on fuel costs, revenue they could generate from LCFS, and estimated reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions.

PG&Es Business EV Rate

This year, PG&E launched its new Business EV Rate to support charging needs for businesses and public agencies, as well as apartment buildings and other public locations. On average, EV customers on the new rate can save up to 40% on charging costs compared to previous rate options, although actual bill impacts will vary for each customer depending on types of vehicles and charging patterns.

Customers on PG&Es Business EV Rate achieve cost savings through a new feature called a subscription charge, which allows customers to choose the amount of kilowatt power they need for their charging stations, similar to choosing a data plan for a phone bill. This subscription charge can be much lower than current rate options, and allows customers to have simpler, more consistent monthly costs.

On the Business EV Rate, customers pay for the electricity used by the EV chargers and the monthly subscription charge. Customers can always adjust their subscription levels up or down to meet their changing needs for EV charging.

Access to more affordable rates and greater bill certainty will help innovative California businesses make new investments in EV charging infrastructure and expand their EV fleets. Learn more at pge.com/businessevrate

PG&Es EV Fleet Program

PG&Es EV Fleet program helps customers with medium-duty, heavy-duty and off-road fleets begin to transition their fleet vehicles to clean electricity to save money, eliminate tailpipe emissions and simplify maintenance. By 2024, the program aims to help more than 700 organizations deploy more than 6,500 EVs across numerous medium- and heavy-duty fleet categories.

Through the EV Fleet program, PG&E builds the electrical infrastructure for customers medium- to heavy-duty EVs from the utility pole (electric service) to the customer meter or to the charger depending on which ownership option the customer chooses. PG&E comprehensively helps customers across all facets of EV charging including available incentives and rebates, site design and permitting, construction and activation, and maintenance and upgrades.

Customers are encouraged to reach out to PG&E early as they consider electrifying their fleets. Customers can submit an interest form and learn more at pge.com/evfleet.

PG&E Ongoing Support for EV Customers

Today, approximately 303,000 EVs are registered in PG&Es service area “ roughly one in every five EVs in the nation. PG&E continues to make it easier for customers to consider EVs through special rates, a total cost of ownership tool, and rebates, as well as the construction of a charging infrastructure through its EV Charge Network, EV Fleet and EV Fast Charge programs. These programs are each working toward the states larger goals of 250,000 charging stations, including 10,000 fast chargers, and 200 hydrogen fueling stations statewide by 2025.

To learn more about PG&Es support for customers with EVs, rates for EV drivers and other resources, visit pge.com/ev.

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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