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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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Credit union board diversity should include tech acceptance

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Martin WebsterMany financial institutions are rethinking the makeup of their Board and the possible pathways available to bring different backgrounds, talents, and experience to their institution. Usually, these discussions evolve around getting Board Members who are younger, of a different ethnicity, gender, or profession.Along with these, I believe that efforts to create a more diverse Board should also include seeking out Board Members that bring an interest in, and a willingness to explore, technology. Technology adoption as it applies to outward facing services is absolutely necessary for continued viability alongside competitors; most institutions realize this and are doing the necessary steps to update their mobile offerings, embrace social media, and so on. But there have also been many advances in technology to support and improve internal processes as well and Board Members who commit to fulfilling the Board’s role diligently should also be aware of and open to these, especially when competitive and strategic insight can be gained.According to an article by McKinsey & Company, there are critical questions that all Boards should ask in regards to technology strategy. The article offers some valuable takeaways. I’ve spun some of their key points into items addressing technology-related issues strictly from the vantage point of my years of experience working with credit unions and idea5’s area of expertise. continue reading »last_img read more

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Early Voting expands hours; BOE says they were shocked by early turnout

first_imgThe BOE also says it’s happy to see people social distancing in line, wearing masks, and taking other safety precautions. And the BOE says that as of 12p.m. on Oct. 29 they have received over 11,000 ballots. They say they of course expect more, but add that they will not be counting them until election night. After the second day of early voting, officials say there was a 5% voter turnout in the county. Officials say if numbers remain, it could lead to a record voting turnout for Broome County. The BOE said it didn’t quite know what to expect, having received so many absentee ballot requests, and as it is the first time a Presidential Election has had early voting in the state of New York. The BOE said they were shocked but thrilled by the turnout. center_img ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Board of Elections has expanded early voting hours after seeing a huge increase in turnout. They say they expanded hours from 9a.m-5p.m Wednesday through Sunday. The last day to vote early is November 1st. last_img read more

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Coutinho set for shoulder surgery

first_img Press Association Liverpool expect midfielder Philippe Coutinho to be sidelined until the end of October after the club confirmed he would undergo surgery on an injured shoulder. “Liverpool have confirmed Philippe Coutinho will undergo a procedure on the shoulder injury he sustained in Monday evening’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City,” a club statement read. “After being assessed by the Reds medical staff, it’s been decided that Coutinho will now have surgical stabilisation on the AC joint in his shoulder. “Liverpool hope to have the 21-year-old back in contention again towards the end of October.” center_img Coutinho suffered the problem following a clash with Swansea defender Ashley Williams during Monday night’s 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium. The 21-year-old will undergo “surgical stabilisation” on his AC joint and could miss up to six games – including the Capital One Cup trip to Manchester United. last_img read more

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Bucs’ Bruce Arians on female coaches: ‘If they can’t do it, they’ll get fired like everybody else’

first_img NFL free agency news: Buccaneers sign QB Blaine Gabbert Bruce Arians isn’t buying into any gender stereotypes.On Tuesday, the new Buccaneers coach was asked about the team’s recent coaching hires, Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar, who are the first female coaches in the NFL. “I have known Lori going back to my days at Temple University and I’ve seen firsthand just how knowledgeable and passionate she is about this game. I was equally impressed with Maral’s background in performance training and physical therapy and I know she will be a valuable asset to our strength and conditioning program.”It’s not the first time Arians has broken barriers by hiring a woman to his staff. While the head coach of the Cardinals, he hired Jen Welter as a training camp intern in 2015. Welter was the first woman to hold any NFL coaching position.Arians also employs, Byron Leftwich, who is one of only two black offensive coordinators in the NFL (Eric Bieniemy of the Chiefs is the other). Arians mentored Leftwich when he was on the Cardinals staff from 2016-17 as an intern and later the quarterbacks coach. The team announced last week that Locust will be an assistant defensive line coach, while Javadifar will serve as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.Javadifar most recently worked as a physical therapist in Seattle, while Locust previously worked as the defensive line coach for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football during the league’s inaugural season this spring.“I know how hard it can be to get that first opportunity to coach at the highest level of professional football,” Arians said in a statement. “Sometimes, all you need is the right organization to offer up the opportunity. The Glazer family and our general manager, Jason Licht, were extremely supportive of my decision, and I know Maral and Lori will be great additions to my coaching staff.   Arians didn’t mince words when asked about how the women will be treated on the team.“Who gives a s—? They’re good coaches,” Arians told reporters at the NFL owners meetings. “Now, if they can’t do it, they’ll get fired like everybody else.” Related Newslast_img read more

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