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Revision Eyewear wins $2 million in Army contracts for next-generation helmet

first_imgRevision Military Ltd,Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has announced a new US Army contract with Revision Eyewear, for work in Essex Junction, on a next-generation helmet that will be designed to apply the grim lessons of troop injuries in Iraq Afghanistan in improving head protection for US soldiers.  The three-year contract is with the US Army’s Natick Labs Soldier Systems division and is worth $1,990,340. Leahy is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and of its Defense Subcommittee, which handles the Senate’s work in writing the annual defense budget bills.  He has long supported Revision’s cutting-edge work on soldier protective systems such as protective eyewear.  Leahy’s matchmaking efforts with Revision and Defense Department agencies, coupled with the funding he has secured through his work on the Appropriations Committee, have given the firm the chance to prove its technology, earn its reputation for quality and innovation and build strong links to potential customers. Leahy said, ‘As a Vermonter I’m so proud that Vermont firms are in the forefront of creating life-saving innovations like this.  It is a credit to our state’s workforce and growing technology sector that firms like Revision are taking root here.  This Army contract shows that Revision has the expertise and technology to design a next-generation helmet that will improve protection from Traumatic Brain Injury and blast wounds.’  ‘Senator Leahy continues to support Revision’s growth beyond ballistic eyewear and into head protection systems.  He has shown a strong commitment to ensure that the newest soldier protection innovations are put into service to protect our troops as they encounter ever more sophisticated battlefield environments,’ said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision.  Under the contracts, Revision will be responsible for developing a new design prototype for the U.S. military’s next-generation headgear system.  The new helmet will integrate both ballistic impact protection and blast protection from rotational forces that are believed to contribute to the relatively high number of brain injuries suffered by soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  The helmet will have built-in communications systems, include enhanced chemical protection for the wearer, and will integrate a protection for the jaw and lower face.ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (FRIDAY, July 1) ‘last_img read more

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COVID-19 situation in Indonesia ‘under control’, Jokowi says

first_imgHe went on to say that Indonesia’s controlled mitigation of the ongoing pandemic was reflected in the rate of recoveries and active cases in the country.Read also: COVID-19 under control in Jakarta, Anies claims amid spike in new casesThroughout August, the recovery rate in Indonesia reached 72.1 percent, higher than the global average of 69 percent, he said.The country’s rate of active cases stood at 23.69 percent, lower than the global average of 27 percent, he added. Topics : However, the country’s 4.2 percent mortality rate is higher than the global average, which stands at 3.63, according to Jokowi.“Although we have reduced our fatality rate from 7.83 percent in April to 4.2 percent this month, we still have to do our work and further reduce it,” he said.Read also: Indonesia’s ‘Merah Putih’ vaccine candidate to be ready for production mid 2021: JokowiJokowi then called on every regional head across the archipelago to live up to their commitment to COVID-19 mitigation in their respective communities, claiming that public resilience was a key element prior to vaccination.“We need to improve our resilience, our endurance, until every citizen has been vaccinated,” he said.On Tuesday, the Health Ministry announced 2,775 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 177,571. According to data released by the ministry, 88 more people have died from the disease, bringing the death toll to 7,505.center_img President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo claimed on Tuesday that COVID-19 mitigation in Indonesia has remained relatively “under control” compared to several other countries around the globe.“Compared to other countries, Indonesia remains under control. It needs to be maintained. COVID-19 mitigation is still at a point where it’s under control,” Jokowi said during a meeting at the Bogor Palace in West Java on Tuesday. The meeting was livestreamed on the Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel.The President, however, did not specify which foreign countries he was referring to in his statement.last_img read more

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Equinor’s North Sea field duo to operate 34 years longer than expected

first_imgThe Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor consent to use the facilities on the Tordis and Vigdis fields, located in the North Sea off Norway, beyond the approved lifetime.Source: EquinorThe consent granted by the NPD follows the one granted earlier this week by the offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA).The directorate said on Thursday that Equinor’s applications refer to the basis for continued safe and profitable operation of the fields after the consents expire in December 2019 and March 2024, respectively.Tordis has secured consent until December 31, 2036 and Vigdis until December 31, 2040. This means that the facilities will operate for a total of 34 years longer than originally presumed, the NPD noted.“Utilization of the facilities on Tordis and Vigdis beyond the original lifetime will contribute to increase value creation on the Norwegian shelf, and that’s good resource management,” said Arvid Østhus, Assistant director, Development and operations, Northern North Sea.Equinor is the operator of both fields, which are located in production license 089 in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea. Statfjord, Snorre and Gullfaks are the closest neighbors.Tordis is developed with a central subsea manifold tied to the Gullfaks C platform. Seven separate satellite wells and two subsea templates are connected to the manifold. Vigdis is developed with seven subsea templates and two satellite wells which are tied to the Snorre A platform.Tordis has produced since 1994, and a subsea multiphase pump was installed in 2007 to increase recovery from the field. Vigdis started producing in 1997, and the plan is to also install a subsea multiphase pump on this field in 2020.Current licensees on both fields are Equinor, Petoro, ExxonMobil, Idemitsu Petroleum, and DEA Norge.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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Nigeria’s World Cup 2018 Qualification under Renewed Threat

first_imgStill an attorney stood in for Pinnick. “It is strange that the NFF, an interested party, only got to hear of the court session on Friday from a third party. People should think of the country’s interest in all these,” a NFF source told THISDAY at the weekend.Before the case got to the Supreme Court, Giwa had lost at various levels from High Court to the Appeal Court. Similarly, both FIFA and the Court for Arbitration in Sport (CAS) based in Switzerland had dismissed his petitions. He was subsequently banned by FIFA from all football-related matters for a couple of years for taking football matters to civil courts.If Nigeria gets banned, Cameroon or Algeria is likely to profit from it. Eagles are currently topping the Russia 2018 group on maximum six points from two matches won against Zambia and Algeria. A win against Cameroon in Uyo and a possible draw in Yaounde will guarantee Nigeria’s qualification for the Mundial in Russia with two games to spare.In closely related scenario, Sudan’s three clubs have been thrown out of CAF competitions due to the FIFA ban slammed on the country following government intervention.Khartoum’s two most popular clubs, Al Hilal and Al Merreikh, have been thrown out of the CAF Champions League while Al Hilal Obayed, the surprise package of the CAF Confederation Cup 2017 and already in the last eight stage has also been sacked from the competition.The indefinite ban on the Sudan FA comes over alleged government interference in its affairs and after the forcible eviction of the FIFA-recognised leadership from the association’s headquarters in Khartoum. FIFA wants the SFA leadership of Mutasim Gaafar restored to office.Last month, Sudan’s Ministry of Justice had him removed, with police violently evicting members of his executive, and replaced by Abdel Rahman Elkatim.“The suspension would be lifted once the decree of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice of 2 June is declared null or void and the Board of Directors of the SFA with its President, Dr Mutasim Gaafar, is reinstated,” said a FIFA statement after the ban last week.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeThe respite enjoyed by Nigerian football following the cessation of hostilities by parties involved in the leadership tussle over the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) appears over as the country’s highest court, the Supreme Court, is set to give the final judgment on the matter before it.This development has now put Super Eagles’ qualification for the FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Russia next year under threat as the world football governing body, FIFA, is likely going to come down hard on Nigeria with a ban.Eagles are scheduled to play a double header World Cup 2018 qualifier with Cameroon later this month and first week of September. Anything contrary to FIFA’s position could be disastrous for Nigeria.Last Monday, the Supreme Court asked both the NFF board led by Amaju Melvin Pinnick and claimant to the same post, Chris Giwa, to await further directives on when judgment would be delivered on the leadership tussle suit instituted by the Jos-based club owner. Monday’s decision of the Supreme Court was earlier listed for December 2017. How the matter was brought earlier baffled chiefs of the Glass House in Abuja who were not even aware that the case was coming up that day.last_img read more

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