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紐約香港龍舟節精彩落幕 主要贊助商SPECTRUM為民眾提供趣味活動及豐富獎品

【紐約訊】第28屆紐約香港龍舟節已於8 月11日及8月12日週末兩天,於紐約法拉盛草原的可樂娜公園熱鬧展開。參賽團隊包括紐約市警察局、市長辦公室及各社區團體等共200多支隊伍,吸引不同族裔超過2,500位參賽者共襄盛舉。現場除舉行振奮人心的龍舟比賽外,更有精彩的音樂演出、舞蹈表演、武術示範及眾多國際美食與活動攤位。

Spectrum是這場週末活動的主要贊助商之一,所設置的活動攤位也吸引大量人潮,成為現場最熱門及最忙碌的其中一個攤位。民眾在參加歡樂活動之餘,也能同時更加瞭解該公司所提供的優質網路、電視及電話服務。

Spectrum是提供快速實惠網路、高清電視及家用電話服務的供應商,在紐約區領先業界。該公司十分重視華人客戶,更積極參與贊助各類華裔社區活動。

「Spectrum引領紐約市通信服務的發展方向,」Spectrum的紐約市政府事務副總裁Rodney Capel表示: 「我們公司的其中一項宗旨,就是經由如香港龍舟節這類活動,與我們所服務的社區保持緊密聯繫。我們非常自豪能贊助這個有趣的活動,以彰顯紐約市充滿活力的華裔社區及華人。」

該公司的紐約市Spectrum情報市場總監Angel Fung 則表示:「我們務求對紐約市的顧客提供盡善盡美的服務。」她並強調: 「我們將繼續提升寬帶速度,以合理實惠的價格提供給大眾,並將此服務與我們可靠的電視服務及家庭電話服務相結合成服務組合。龍舟節活動正讓我們能有機會向華裔社區展示我們的服務如何深具價值。」

在龍舟節的兩日賽程中,Spectrum別出心裁的攤位活動及精美贈禮,讓民眾絡繹不絕前來大排長龍。除了贊助週末的現場活動外,Spectrum同時也贊助一支由大紐約區青少年所組成的龍舟隊伍。這支隊伍的成員年齡約在十五歲至十八歲之間,他們為了參賽利用多個週末努力揮汗練習,並在比賽中充分發揮團隊合作的精神,表現不俗。

Spectrum是全美最快速發展的電視、網路及電話服務供應商。目前所推出的各種優惠及產品組合,尤其是高速網路,也讓活動現場的民眾大感興趣並踴躍詢問。該公司除推供高清電視頻道及便利電話服務外,並以免合約、30天退款保證及可支付高達$500解約費等福利嘉惠大眾,更是目前被合約所困顧客的福音。有興趣的民眾歡迎上網spectrum.com或致電1-855-892-2070洽詢。

關於Spectrum
Spectrum是由Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ納斯達克股票代碼:CHTR) 所提供的全套先進寬帶服務,是一家領先業界的寬帶通信公司,也是美國第二大多系統運營商。Spectrum提供全方位及先進的住宅寬帶服務,包括SpectrumTV®電視、Spectrum Internet®網路和Spectrum Voice®電話。Charter並以Spectrum Business®品牌,為中小型企業提供可擴展且經濟高效的寬帶通信解決方案,包括互聯網通路、商業電話及電視服務。Spectrum Enterprise為眾多美國大型企業和通信服務供應商提供具有擴充性且基於光纖技術解決方案和服務。Charter以Spectrum Reach®品牌提供廣告銷售和製作服務。Charter的新聞和體育網絡則以Spectrum Networks品牌營運。有關Spectrum的更多信息,請瀏覽spectrum.com。

PG&E Adds New Heavy-Lift Helicopters to Support Utility Infrastructure Projects and Enhance Wildfire Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has secured two heavy-lift helicopters as part of the company’s new Community Wildfire Safety Program. The primary purpose of the new helicopters is to help PG&E do day-to-day work in remote and hard to reach places across its 70,000-square mile service area.

“We want to be sure we are doing all we can to protect the state’s energy infrastructure and keep our customers safe given the increased extreme weather we’re seeing across California,” said Barry Anderson, PG&E vice president of Wildfire Resiliency and Emergency Management. “These new helicopters will help support critical utility work and will be available to aid with wildfire safety efforts, if requested.”

PG&E has deployed helicopters, usually on a contract basis, for its electric, gas and generation work for many years in support of construction and maintenance activities.

The newly added aircraft were secured through an exclusive use agreement with PJ Helicopters. PG&E plans to add two more heavy-lift helicopters in 2019.

In addition to supporting utility work, PG&E will defer its use to make the new Sikorsky UH-60 fleet available for first responder use, if needed and requested, during wildfire events.

Community Wildfire Safety Program

These new helicopters are part of the many steps PG&E has taken under its Community Wildfire Safety Program, launched in March, in response to the wildfires throughout our state last year, as additional precautionary measures intended to reduce the risk of wildfires:

• Established a Wildfire Safety Operations Center to monitor potential fire threats across the PG&E service area in real time and coordinate prevention and response efforts.
• Added more than 50 new weather stations – with a total of around 200 planned in 2018 – to provide improved awareness of fire danger conditions and better predict where a wildfire could occur.
• Enhanced vegetation management in high fire-threat areas to meet new state vegetation and fire safety standards and create safe space between trees, limbs and power lines.
• Alerted more than 570,000 homes and businesses served by electric lines in extreme-fire threat areas that PG&E may have to shut off power for public safety if extreme fire danger conditions occur, as a last resort.

PG&E Urges Customers to Conserve Energy, Stay Safe During Heat Wave

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— California’s grid operator has called a statewide Flex Alert for tomorrow and Wednesday, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges its customers to conserve energy as triple-digit heat will impact much of the company’s service area.

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday (July 24) and Wednesday (July 25). The ISO and PG&E are asking consumers to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon when customers typically crank up their air conditioners.

ISO says factors prompting the Flex Alert are high temperatures across the Western United States, a forecast of increased demand, the lack of additional generation, tight gas supplies and high-fire risk.

PG&E meteorologists forecast that temperatures will reach near 110 degrees in the hottest locations in the Central Valley, driving up energy demand and especially air conditioner use.

PG&E is prepared and, based on forecasts, doesn’t anticipate any issues meeting the increased demand for power.

ISO forecasts customer demand for energy will reach 48,179 megawatts (MW) on Tuesday. Peak load in the 20-year history of ISO is 50,270 MW on July 24, 2006.

PG&E also urges customers to stay safe during this heat wave. The company funds cooling centers throughout its service area to help customers escape the heat and cool off. To find a center near you click here or call 1-877-474-3266.

About 425,000 residential and business customers are enrolled in five PG&E Demand Response programs. Collectively, their ability to reduce consumption is at a level that would prevent the need to utilize a gas-fired power plant.

Small behavioral changes also can make a big difference in reducing demand on the power grid during periods of extreme heat and help customers save money all summer long.

• Set your air conditioner thermostat to 78 degrees or higher when you’re at home, health permitting, and 85 degrees when you’re away.

• Setting your AC thermostat 5 degrees higher will save about 10 percent on cooling costs.
• If you turn your ceiling fan on when using the air conditioner, you can raise your thermostat about 4°F to save energy with no reduction in comfort.
• Shut windows and draw the shades to keep in pre-cooled air from the night and early morning.
• Have your central cooling duct system checked for leaks. Up to 20 percent of cooled air can be lost through leaky or poorly insulated ducts.
• Buy an ENERGY STAR® air conditioner if your air conditioner is ready to be replaced. It can reduce energy usage by up to 10 percent.
• Avoid using an electric oven on hot days. Instead, cook on the stove, use a microwave oven, or grill outside.

For more tips on how to save this summer, visit www.pge.com/summer.

PG&E Adds Over 50 New Weather Stations to Advance Forecasting Abilities, Better Predict Extreme Weather and Wildfire Potential

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— As part of its Community Wildfire Safety Program, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is building a network of weather stations to monitor and further advance its weather forecasting abilities to better predict where a wildfire could occur so it can respond quickly and appropriately to help keep customers and communities safe.

Since January of this year, PG&E has added more than 50 new weather stations, with around 200 total planned to be built and installed across PG&E’s service area by the end of the year. The newly added stations are located in Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Marin, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma and Tuolumne counties.

Data collected by these stations will be streamed in real time and available to state and local agencies and the public through online sources such as NOAA and MesoWest.

“We saw first-hand last year how extreme weather events driven by climate change are causing unprecedented and unanticipated wildfires,” said Kevin Dasso, PG&E vice president of Electric Asset Management. “Adding new weather stations in high fire-threat areas across our service area enhances our weather forecasting and modeling to help bolster wildfire prevention and response efforts and keep our customers safe.”

Real-Time Data to Assess Fire Danger Conditions

PG&E has historically used weather forecast data for many purposes, mainly for predicting storm damage and for assessing fire danger. Its team of meteorologists, which includes fire-weather specialists, performs daily monitoring of current and forecast weather patterns and fire threat projections using in-house and publicly available data from the National Weather Service, CAL FIRE, US Forest Service and more. This information helps PG&E predict when and where the fire threat will be high or extreme so additional steps can be taken to keep critical infrastructure, utility crews and communities safe.

With these new weather stations, PG&E will be able to capture additional real-time data related to temperature, wind speeds and humidity levels to provide improved awareness of current fire danger conditions.

PG&E’s meteorologists will feed information to the company’s new Wildfire Safety Operations Center team to review data and determine any needed action to help reduce wildfire risks. In the event of extreme fire danger conditions, one of the actions PG&E may take is temporarily turning off electricity for safety in specific areas. PG&E is reaching out to customers who are served by electric lines in extreme fire-threat areas to let them know about possible power outages during high wildfire threats so they can take steps to prepare.

These new weather stations are one of the additional precautionary measures PG&E is putting in place as part of its Community Wildfire Safety Program, intended to reduce wildfire threats and strengthen communities for the future. More information can be found at pge.com/wildfiresafety.

PG&E Working with Customers and Community Leaders in High Fire-Threat Areas to Prepare for Safety Outages Due to Extreme Weather

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— As the 2018 fire season gets into full swing in California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reaching out to customers who live in or near high fire-threat areas to let them know that, if extreme fire danger conditions occur, it may be necessary for PG&E to temporarily turn off power to their neighborhood or community for safety.

Proactively turning off power for public safety is one part of PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program, which implements additional precautionary measures intended to reduce wildfire threats and strengthen communities for the future. PG&E would only turn off power in the interest of public safety and as a last resort during extreme weather conditions.

“PG&E has a plan to deal with the growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires that our state has been experiencing,” said Kevin Dasso, PG&E vice president of Electric Asset Management. “We want our customers to have plans, too. That is why we are reaching out now to help our customers and communities take steps to prepare for wildfire season and possible power outages in the name of public safety.”

Wildfire Safety Operations Center: Monitoring of Fire Danger Conditions

PG&E’s new Wildfire Safety Operations Center will monitor conditions across the company’s service area during wildfire season. While no single factor will drive a Public Safety Power Shutoff, some of the many factors that will inform the decision include: strong winds, very low humidity levels, and critically dry vegetation that could serve as fuel for a wildfire. PG&E will also consider on-the-ground, real-time observations from field crews, among other factors.

If PG&E needs to turn off power for safety, it will be limited to neighborhoods or communities served by electric lines that run through areas experiencing extreme fire danger conditions. PG&E will turn the power back on as soon as it is safe to do so. The most likely electric lines to be considered for shutting off for safety will be those in areas that have been designated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as at extreme risk for wildfire (Tier 3 areas), based on the CPUC’s latest High Fire-Threat District map.

When and where possible, PG&E will provide early warning notification as well as updates until power is restored. Extreme weather threats can change quickly. If conditions allow, PG&E will provide notice to customers between one hour to 48 hours in advance through automated phone calls, texts and emails.

For planning purposes, PG&E suggests customers served by electric lines in extreme fire-threat areas consider their service may need to be turned off 1-2 times during wildfire season, although it is impossible to predict future weather conditions in the “new normal” of extreme weather events. While in most cases PG&E would expect to be able to restore power within 24 hours after the extreme weather has passed and inspections have begun, outages could last multiple days depending on conditions.

Preparing for Outages

PG&E is working together with customers, local municipalities, first responders and other stakeholders to share information and help communities prepare for and stay safe during extreme weather events. As part of this commitment to public safety, PG&E is mailing letters and sending emails to more than 570,000 homes and businesses served by electric lines in extreme fire-threat areas informing them that it may be necessary for PG&E to temporarily turn off electricity.

As part of these preparedness efforts, PG&E is asking customers to:
• Learn whether their home or business is in or near a high fire-threat area on the CPUC High Fire-Threat District map. Customers also can visit pge.com/wildfiresafety to enter their address and find out if their home or business is served by an electric line that may be turned off for safety during high wildfire threats.
• Update their contact information at pge.com/mywildfirealerts or by calling 1-866-743-6589 during normal business hours. PG&E will use this information to alert customers in advance of turning off their electric service for safety, when and where possible.
• Prepare for and practice an emergency plan to keep themselves, their families and/or employees emergency-ready and safe during an outage. Information and tips including a safety plan checklist are available at pge.com/wildfiresafety.

Crossings TV Brings Home 3AF Media Partner of the Year Award

On June 7th, Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF) announced the winners of its 2018 Excellence Awards competition. Crossings TV was honored as Media Partner of the Year.

The 3AF Media Partner of the Year Award is dedicated to recognizing media partners who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to growing the Asian American advertising and marketing industry. Over the past year, Crossings TV has been a strong advocate for the Asian American market and an empowering home base for Asian American viewers. After its launch in Southern California in April this year, Crossings TV now covers 7 of the largest Asian American markets in the US, providing in-language in-culture TV programs to 7 Asian language groups. “We are not just about building a company, but an industry as well,” said Frank Washington, CEO of Crossings TV.

 

Crossings TV CEO Frank Washington Receiving the Award at 2018 3AF Summit

This year’s Creative Campaign of the Year Gold award went to interTrend Communications for their campaign “Soaring Hearts: The Retire and Inspire Financial Strategy” on behalf of Chase. APartnership took PR Campaign of the Year award with Gilead Sciences documentary “Be About It”. Toyota was recognized as Marketer of the year. 3AF New Marketer of the Year was bestowed to the Northern California Ford Dealers.

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Read more about of this year’s 3AF Excellence Awards competition.
Learn more about the Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF), please visit www.3af.org.

PG&E, Local Fire Safe Councils Empower Communities to Help Prevent, Prepare for Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— In an effort to help prevent wildfires and protect communities, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is joining forces with local Fire Safe Councils to enhance the safety and preparedness of local communities. PG&E is providing $2 million to fund local Fire Safe Council projects to reduce the threat of wildfires and help keep communities safe.

“Years of drought, extreme heat and 129 million dead trees are creating a ‘new normal’ in our state and we must continue to adapt to these challenges. We appreciate our continuing partnership with local Fire Safe Councils to complete this important safety work. These projects create fuel breaks to protect communities, clear vegetation from evacuation routes, and help underserved customers create critical defensible space to protect their homes from fire,” said Kevin Dasso, PG&E vice president of Electric Asset Management.

Since 2014, and including this year, PG&E will have provided $13 million to local Fire Safe Councils and 501(c)(3) organizations to fund more than 200 projects in Northern and Central California. Projects have included fuel reduction, shaded fuel breaks, emergency access and wood-chipping programs. This year, PG&E is providing funding to local councils and nonprofits to complete approximately 30 projects in 24 counties. Projects must be completed by October of this year. A list of Fire Safe Councils receiving project funding is below.

Community Wildfire Safety Program

In addition to partnering with local Fire Safe Councils, PG&E is preparing for wildfires through its new Community Wildfire Safety Program. The company launched the program in March as an additional precautionary measure intended to reduce wildfire threats and strengthen communities for the future. Through the program, PG&E is bolstering wildfire prevention and emergency response efforts, putting in place new and enhanced safety measures, and doing more over the long term to harden its electric system to help reduce wildfire risks and to keep its customers safe.

Local Fire Safe Councils Receiving Funding for Projects

Organization – County
Amador Fire Safe Council – Amador
Butte County Fire Safe Council – Butte
Calaveras Foothills Fire Safe Council – Calaveras
Calaveras Resource Conservation District – Calaveras
Comptonville Community Partnership for Yuba Watershed Protection and Fire Safe Council (Yuba County Watershed Protection and Fire Safe Council ) – Yuba
Diablo Fire Safe Council – Alameda Contra Costa
East Bay Regional Park District/Regional Park Foundation – Alameda
El Dorado Fire Safe Council – El Dorado
FIRESafe MARIN – Marin
Fire Safe SMC (Woodside Fire Protection District) – San Mateo
FSC of Monterey County – Monterey
Fire Safe Council of Nevada County – Nevada
Highway 108 Fire Safe Council – Tuolumne
Highway 168 Fire Safe Council – Fresno
Iowa Hill Community Club (Forest/Iowa Hill FSC) – Placer
Lassen County Fire Safe Council – Lassen/Shasta
Mariposa Fire Safe Council – Mariposa
Mattole Restoration Council – Humboldt
Mendocino County Fire Safe Council – Mendocino
Mount Veeder Fire Safe Council – Napa
Napa Communities Firewise Foundation: Angwin FSC & Deer Park FSC – Napa
Plumas Corporation: Plumas County Fire Safe Council – Plumas
San Luis Obispo County FSC – San Luis Obispo
Santa Clara FSC – Santa Clara
Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council – Madera
Yosemite Foothill Fire Safe Council – Tuolumne
Western Shasta Resource Conservation District – Shasta

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