IOSH takes safety symposium on the road

first_imgIOSH takes safety symposium on the roadOn 1 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Following the successful move from Keele to Chester in 2001, the renownedNational Safety Symposium (NSS) is on the move again – and this year, it’sgoing down south. Entitled Practicalities of safety, the three-day conferencewill take place at King Alfred’s College, Winchester from Monday 2 September toWednesday 4 September 2002. The annual event, organised by IOSH’s Public Services Group, is now in its27th year. While traditionally associated with local authorities and publicservice bodies, 2002 builds upon last year’s back-to-basics approach to providea programme that will appeal to all those involved with the management andorganisation of health and safety at work, regardless of industry. The first speaker at the symposium will be the Mayor of Winchester,Councillor John Steel, who will give the keynote address. Over the next threedays, a further 11 presentations will follow, focusing on many topical subjectsincluding: – ‘best value’ – experiences and lessons learnt – tackling stress in the workplace – flexible working – the Local Authority Forum – safe living history for all – a practical demonstration. The Zurich Municipal Safety Awards will be presented at the annual PublicServices Group Dinner, on the Monday evening, while Tuesday’s dinner willfeature Roy Walker, of ITV’s Catchphrase fame, as the guest speaker. The symposium fee, which includes accommodation, meals, refreshments anddelegate pack, will be £399 + VAT. Discounts are available if multipledelegates from the same organisation book at the same time. For further information or to reserve your place, please contact the IOSHevents line: 0116 257 3195, or visit the website: read more

Perfect start for ChCh

first_imgThis is the winning start that Christ Church would have been hoping for, and although an important victory in its own right, it was all the more important as it demonstrated this was a team still moving forward, despite the loss of some big players last year. The game started on a very even footing, and when Exeter spent 10 minutes camped inside the Christ Church 22, some of the men in white may have feared a repeat of last year’s comprehensive Exeter victory. However a huge clearing kick from fly-half Ashley Gillard, followed by a lineout steal from in-form lock Matt Podger begun a second quarter which Christ Church dominated comprehensively. They scored three tries, all of them converted by Gillard’s ever-reliable boot. The stand out gem of these scores was a fantastic individual effort by Jamie Holdoway, running hard from full-back and leaving tacklers in his wake to touch down under the posts.With the score 21-0 at half time, the House players appeared confident of being able to seal victory, even with a player lost to the sin-bin. This confidence seemed well placed as they scored the first try of the second half to stretch their lead. However Exeter were not yet dead and buried, and they came back into the game with two tries, including a classy run down the blind side by scrum half Quentin Macfarlane. With both of these tries converted, those watching could have been forgiven for thinking that the game was turning around. However Exeter let their concentration lapse and spilled the kick-off. From the resulting scrum, a crisply worked backs move saw debutant outside centre Andy Sprague cutting through the smallest of gaps, and although he was felled by an excellent covering tackle, he managed to offload in contact and see the ball touched down to effectively end the match as a contest.Captain Christopher Perfect described Christ Church’s first half performance as “…the best I’ve ever seen us play…” and felt that with this kind of solid forward platform combining well with the pace and skill of the backs, the House’s chances were strong going into next weeks game against Trinity/LMH. However this Exeter team must try to recover from their performance today, and will need to improve if they are to maintain their place in this division.last_img read more


first_imgAccording to the most recently published Financial statements as of June 30, 2015 by Evansville City Controller, Russ Lloyd  Jr shows he forgot to post the current $4 million dollar unpaid liability for outstanding Health Care cost reimbursements.  In essence, it  seems like the City  of Evansville hasn’t paid approximately $4 million dollars in health care bills for services provided to our City Employees so far this year.We hope that at tonight’s City Council meeting, the more financially astute members of City Council will question City Controller Lloyd as to his strategy in effectively dealing with this alleged financial issue.Its alleged that we presently have less $1 million dollars in our General Operating Fund.  If this is true, accounting 101 tells us that if one’s expenses exceed one’s income, and one’s debtors demand immediate payment for one’s outstanding obligations, then involuntary bankruptcy is imminent.We hope that we are wrong about this issue and that the City Employees medical bills have been paid and this was just a bookkeeping mistake!Please take time and vote in today’s “Readers Poll”. Don’t miss reading today’s Feature articles because they are always an interesting read. New addition to the CCO is the Cause of Death reports generated by the Vanderburgh County Health Department.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Winning ways

first_imgThe clock is ticking on the 2009 Baking Industry Awards and the search is on again to find the baking industry’s high fliers and success stories. The awards, now in their 22nd year, recognise the hard work and passion of the people and companies that make the British baking industry one of the most exciting and innovative in the world.Businesses of all sizes – from the one-shop retailers to the largest suppliers – are encouraged to enter and there should be a category to suit everybody. But how do you go about putting together a winning entry?The starting point should be thinking what are you most proud of? For example, how are you tackling issues that affect your business? Do you have a brilliant business plan? Have you done any valuable market research? Do you have a unique process of evaluating new products and arriving at your range? Are you able to convey a sense of your whole business working as a team?Each award will be judged according to the requirements of that category. Some will see shortlisted candidates visited by the judges. Others will call upon finalists to give a presentation on why they believe they deserve the award. Each panel contains representatives from the sponsoring company, plus an independent expert judge, selected in agreement with British Baker. A British Baker staff member then joins each of the final judging panels to help decide the finalists, who will take the trip to the Awards ceremony in London, as well as the overall category winner. l Just attaching corporate brochures to the application is a sure-fire way of boring the judges, who are more likely to be impressed by a personalised application l If relevant to your category, highlight any training and staff development that has taken place and its results —-=== confirmed categories ===The Customer Focus Awardsponsored by BakeMark —-=== Top 10 do’s: for a winning entry ===l Don’t think your business is too small – or at too early a stage – for you to enter. These Awards are open to all bakers. You’ve got to be in it to win it, so call today for an entry form! l You do not have to list every business achievement. Selectively compiled press clippings or mentions of other awards won is more likely to impress than listing your HACCP or BRC accreditations, for example Baker of the Yearsponsored by Vandemoortele l Others, who are customers of the sponsor, will load their application with information about what they have done for the sponsoring company in the past year, which will in no way advance your cause l Not tailoring the information in the entry form to the category you’re entering is a frequent mistake l Don’t be afraid to shout about your success – be proud of what you have achieved l Where relevant, include good quality photographs of your products in your entry pack. These will usually catch the judges’ eye. Remember, a good picture can speak a thousand words The Innovation Awardsponsored by ASDA l Make sure the entry form is completed clearly and legibly and that you answer all the questions fully l If you are selected for a judging visit, gather together any training material or any other information. This is a great way to showcase your success Deadline for entries is Friday 1st May, so don’t delay! l Paint a clear picture of your business, tell us how you adapt to changes, and make sure you highlight your unique selling points l Get members of staff involved in entering – don’t do it all yourself. That way it’s a team effort and employees will learn a good deal more about your business during the entry process Bakery Food Manufacturerof the Yearsponsored byADM Milling l If you don’t succeed, don’t be disheartened. Look at the process as a positive way of evaluating yourself or the business. And don’t forget, try again! The Achievementin Bakery Training Awardsponsored by Rich Products l Describe plans and objectives you have for the future. Judges want to see that you are forward-thinking l Do not over-pad the entry form. Remember, the judges will be sifting through stacks of entries, so something succinct and memorable will stand you in good stead l The best candidates will be able to show tangible business benefits – whether it’s an increase in sales or an industry first Trainee Bakerof the Yearsponsored jointly by Improve and the National SkillsAcademy Celebration Cake Maker of the Yearsponsored by renshawnapier l It’s easy to overlook the obvious things, such as sending good quality images of your products to give the judges an instant visual impression of what you’re about Bakery Supplier of the Yearsponsored by Sainsbury’s The Craft Business Awardsponsored byRank Hovis l The flipside of that is not enough detail. Do not assume the judges know about your business or your achievements Rules of the gameA company may enter more than one category, BUT different company represen- tatives must enter each of the chosen categories. No one person can enter more than one category. The winner of each of the categories will receive a trophy, while finalists receive a certificate.Remember your business’ reputation alone will not be enough to get you shortlisted. Past Baking Industry Awards have seen major industry figures and out- standing businesses and products failing to make the cut, based on their submitted applications. So it is crucial not to overlook the importance of this first step to being recognised as the best business in your chosen category.If you need advice on how to put together a winning entry, why not speak to other entrants or past winners? First and foremost, putting together an application should be a fun and valuable process in finding out what exactly it is about your business that makes it special. We wish you the best of luck!—-=== Top 10 don’ts: most common mistakes ===l Entrants sometimes think that they have to be a customer of the category sponsor to enter, which is not true l Simply being great at what you do is not always enough to stand out from the crowd. Can you pinpoint anything you’ve done in the past year that warrants industry recognition?last_img read more

Hikitsugu! Lettuce Takes Over Japan: A Look Back [Videos]

first_imgFuture-funk juggernaut Lettuce just wrapped up their extensive Mt. Crushmore Tour, raging across the US from coast to coast with a reckless abandon. Immediately after the conclusion of their Cali run, the boys boarded intercontinental jets and flew half a world away, for a six-pack of shows in Japan. Now, they’re back and heading straight to Fool’s Paradise in St. Augustine, FL for their annual two-day music festival.No stranger to the Land of the Rising Sun, as this was their fourth sojourn to the country; Lettuce made their first trip to Japan in 2003. As an unknown, young funk band from the US riding the wave of their debut album Outta Here, the boys played the Blue Note in Tokyo. The performance was the first for keyboardist Neal Evans, who performed with Eric Krasno in Soulive already. Rashawn Ross was also recruited for trumpet duties beginning with this Eastern expedition. The results are crystallized on their 2004 release Live in Toyko.  In both 2008 and 2013, Lettuce brought the Royal Family funk to the renowned, prestigious Fuji Rock Festival, blessing their storied Field of Heaven with a dose of the Rage, and later Fly era jam styles.Free Stream of “Nyack” from Live in Tokyo hereListen to Lettuce at Fuji Rock 2013 hereFor this most recent adventure, Lettuce followed a frenetic pace for their three days of engagements in Japan. The first four shows were hosted by Billboard Live in Tokyo, and the band wasted no time, getting reacquainted to their Japanese fans with a monster performance to kick things off. The following three shows in Tokyo, and the pair at Billboard Live in Osaka, also showed little mercy but a ton of class and panache. A handful of faithful Americans made the pilgrimage with the band to take in the tunes and the sights, too; including #1 Lettuce fan Jenn Glickman, who graciously shared a handful of her stealth videos (found below).The hardest working man in show business, Lettuce drummer extraordinaire Adam Deitch, was kind enough to take a moment after returning to the US to reflect on the band’s most recent visit to Japan to L4LM.“It’s great to see the audience shed their insecurities, stand up, sway to the music, smile and clap along. Japan in a sense can be very rigid. I feel we bring a sense of freedom in the music that seeps into the souls of the residents of japan. At the same time, as Americans we truly are affected by the extreme level of politeness that is practiced in Japan. All interactions are smiles and bows. Not because we are visitors but because that is a way of life in Japan. The cleanliness and respect is by far the highest I’ve ever experienced.” –Adam Deitch Ryan Zoidis of The Shady Horns sets it off proper by sauntering into the audience alongside Nigel Hall to bring the soul directly to the people!Lettuce played two ticketed shows per evening.Setlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.22.17 | early show Billboard LiveThe Force, Reunion, Morning Mr. Shmink, Double Header, Yakatori, New Reel, Neal Untitled, Lettsanity, Do It Like You DoSetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.22.17 | late show Billboard LiveMt. Crushmore, Blaze Suppit, Slippin, Kron Dutch, Purple Cabbage, Squadlive, Phyllis, Sounds Like A PartySetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.23.17 | early show Billboard LiveNew Intro, 116th, Pocket Change, Blast Off, The Dump, Breakout, Ready To Live, Gogo (Juicy), Madison SquareSetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.23.17 | late show Billboard LiveRequiem, Get Greazy, Bowler, Lett Bobby, Sam Huffs, Gang Ten, Express Yourself, Remember the Children, The FluSetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.23.17 | early show Billboard LiveBlaze, Suppit, Reunion, Trillogy, 116th, Rule The World, Dr. Digglesworth, Lettsanity, Sounds Like A PartySetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.22.17 | late show Billboard Live Mt. Crushmore, Blast Off, 4 on 6, Morning Mr. Shmink, Squadlive, By Any Schmeeans Necessary, Chief It Up, Do It Like You Do Reporting by B.Getz.Special thanks to Jenn Glickman for the incredible video footage.For fans of Lettuce, you can catch them at the 2nd annual Fool’s Paradise March 31 & April 1, 2017 in St. Augustine, FL alongside Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Floozies, The Motet, a special Manic Science set featuring Manic Focus and Break Science, The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, along with Oteil Burbridge and Antwaun Stanley as Artists at Large. The guys will also be leading several artist excursions, like sailing, mini-golf, and even a ping pong tournament to raise money for charity! Head here for more information.last_img read more

Council honors work of intercultural leadership center

first_imgThe National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) recently named Saint Mary’s Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) the recipient of the 2012 Diversity and Inclusion Award. According to the organization’s website, the NCRW is composed of a team of researchers dedicated to creating informed policies and debates to explore issues prevalent to young girls and women. The Diversity and Inclusion Award is presented to organizations that expand upon its leadership, programs, policies and research activities in order to include minorities, the website said. This year, CWIL was one of two centers chosen for the award. Elaine Meyer-Lee, director of CWIL, said the recognition is a great honor for Saint Mary’s. “NCRW involves many highly accomplished women leaders and institutions, and this award affirms Saint Mary’s national leadership role in improving the lives of women and girls,” she said. “It highlights our success and commitment to the challenging issues of diversity.” Meyer-Lee said the group’s mission to promote diversity has only become more prominent at Saint Mary’s since the center was founded in 2000. “Inclusive excellence is infused through all that CWIL has done over the past decade, attracting, engaging and mentoring diverse staff, students and participants on and off-campus to foster intercultural competence in the next generation of women leaders,” she said. Meyer-Lee said this award is especially important, because it comes from a national level. “It is a great honor to have the creative, passionate, and sustained work towards inclusive excellence that CWIL staff has dedicated themselves to … rewarded by not only successful achievement and local impact, but also recognition from such an esteemed national organization as the [NCRW],” she said.   Meyer-Lee said some of the noteworthy programs CWIL offers include a national “Women as Intercultural Leaders” conference, unique study abroad opportunities in Africa and Asia and the creation of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative. All of these programs achieve the goals outlined by the NCRW, she said. “We have been quite successful in the criteria the award addresses, such as incorporating diverse leaders, attracting and engaging diverse participants, building in mentorship, having an impact on our broader community and establishing sustainable and replicable diversity and inclusion strategies,” she said. Despite the award and recognition that comes with it, there are still some challenges with promoting diversity on campus. Meyer-Lee said. “At Saint Mary’s, as in other higher education institutions, any kind of institution-wide change process moves slowly, given the complexity of all the different aspects it will have an impact on, on top of the normal human comfort with familiarity,” she said. “Keeping a persistent, creative and multi-faceted approach is necessary to move the whole institution forward.” Saint Mary’s and CWIL will formally receive the award at the opening night of NCRW’s annual conference, “Agenda Setting 2012 Nationally and Globally: Leveraging Women’s Voices,” in Washington on June 20, Meyer-Lee said. “Winning this award is important to us because Saint Mary’s has invested so much effort into our commitment to diversity and inclusion, including through CWIL, and our results do deserve national recognition,” she said. “I hope this award might bring additional support to Saint Mary’s for the College’s great commitment to this area.”last_img read more

Six Key Takeaways From The First Presidential Debate In Cleveland

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image via the ‘First Presidential Debate’ video pool feed.CLEVELAND – After more than a year of circling each other, Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met on the debate stage Tuesday night in Ohio.The 74-year-old president and the 77-year-old former vice president are similar in age, and they share a mutual dislike. But they differ starkly in style and substance. All of that was evident from the outset on the Cleveland stage.Here are key takeaways from the first of three scheduled presidential debates before Election Day on Nov. 3.And In This Corner:Trump is no stranger to going on offense, but his pugilistic approach on stage left his Democratic opponent fighting to complete a sentence.” Trailing in public and private polling, Trump advisers have pushed him to reframe the election away from a referendum on his presidency to a choice between him and Biden. Trump, instead, commandeered the debate, trying to trip up Biden by interrupting and insulting him. In the process, Trump made the debate more about himself.“There’s nothing smart about you,” Trump said of Biden. “47 years you’ve done nothing.”While Trump played into his reputation as a bully, it may have been effective at breaking up the worst of Biden’s attacks — simply by talking over them.Trump aides believed before the debate that Biden would be unable to withstand the withering offensive in style and substance from Trump, but Biden came with a few retorts of his own, calling Trump a “clown” and mocking Trump’s style by asking, “Will you shut up, man?”Trump’s supporters may have been cheered by his frontal assault. Whether undecided voters, who watched the debate to try to learn about the two candidates, were impressed is another matter.Moderator Chris Wallace was none too amused, delivering a pointed reproach to Trump for his interruptions. “Frankly, you’ve been doing more interrupting,” Wallace said, appealing to Trump to let his opponent speak.Trump is fond of superlatives, but in the case of the debate there is little doubt that it was the most acrimonious since the forums have been televised.The COVID-19 Pandemic:Trump has wanted the election to be about anything but the coronavirus pandemic, but he couldn’t outrun reality on the debate stage.“It is what it is because you are who you are,” Biden told the president, echoing Trump’s own words and referring to his months of downplaying COVID-19 while he said privately he understood how deadly it is.But Trump didn’t take it quietly. He proceeded to blitz Biden with a mix of self-defense and counter-offensives. The 200,000 dead? Biden’s death toll would have been “millions,” Trump said. A rocky economy? Biden would’ve been worse. Biden wouldn’t have manufactured enough masks or ventilators.The kicker: “There will be a vaccine very soon.”Biden fell back on his bottom line: “A lot of people died, and a lot more are going to unless he gets a lot smarter.”For voters still undecided about who’d better handle the pandemic, the exchange may not have offered anything new.Racial Reckoning:Trump said Biden was the politician who helped put millions of Black Americans in prison with the 1994 crime law. Biden called Trump “the racist” in the Oval Office.For a nation confronting a summer of racial unrest — and centuries of injustice — the debate was the latest cultural flashpoint.Biden was quiet as Trump blitzed him as a tool of the “radical left” and a weak figure who opposes “law and order.” He pressed Biden repeatedly to name any police union that’s endorsed him. He falsely accused Biden of wanting to “defund the police.”Biden didn’t capitalize when Trump refused to condemn armed militias and insisted, against the guidance of his own FBI director: “This is not a right-wing problem. This is a left-wing problem.”“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” Trump said when prompted on the far-right group. “But I’ll tell you what, somebody’s got to do something about antifa and the left.”The former vice president tried to push back, but not until after Trump had made his arguments, including the misrepresentations.Biden regained some footing mocking the president’s warnings about suburbs, saying, “He wouldn’t know a suburb unless he took a wrong turn.” And perhaps revealing the thinking about allowing Trump the rhetorical upper hand, Biden said, “All these dog whistles and racism doesn’t work anymore.”Question About Court, Answer About Health Care:Trump defended his decision to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just weeks before Election Day, saying “elections have consequences.”Biden said he was “not opposed to the justice,” but said the “American people have a right to have a say in who the Supreme Court nominee is.”But rather than litigate Republicans’ 2016 blocking of Merrick Garland to the high court, Biden quickly pivoted to the issues that will potentially come before the court: health care and abortion. It’s an effort by the Democrat to refocus the all-but-certain confirmation fight for Trump’s third justice to the Supreme Court into an assault on Trump and his record.Biden said Barrett, who would be the sixth justice on the nine-member court to be appointed by a Republican, would endanger the Affordable Care Act and tens of millions of Americans with preexisting conditions, and would imperil legalized abortion. It was a reframing of the political debate to terms far more favorable to the Democrat, and one Trump played into. Trump said of the conservative Barrett, “You don’t know her view on Roe vs. Wade” and he defended his efforts to try to chip away at the popular Obama-era health law.Biden has tried to press Democrats to use the court confirmation fight as a rallying cry against Trump, and the debate discussion largely played out on his turf.Image via the ‘First Presidential Debate’ video pool feed.‘Invisible’ Wallace Struggles To Contain Trump:Debate moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News tried mightily to hold his ground Tuesday after saying beforehand that it was not his job to fact-check the candidates, especially Trump, in real time.But Wallace struggled to stop Trump from interrupting and at times seemed to lose control of the debate.“Mr. President, as the moderator, we are going to talk about COVID in the next segment,” Wallace said.Soon after: “I’m the moderator, and I’d like you to let me ask my question.”Minutes later: “I have to give you roughly equal time. Please let the vice president talk.”And when Wallace noted that Trump hasn’t come up with his health care plan in nearly four years, Trump turned the question back on Wallace.“First of all, I’m debating you and not him. That’s okay. I’m not surprised.”Wallace had said he wanted to be “invisible.”Well, that was impossible.Family Business:As expected, Trump found a way to bring up Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son, and recycle allegations about the younger Biden’s international business practices. Biden called Trump’s litany “discredited” and fired back, “I mean, his family we can talk about all night.”But Biden sidestepped any of the specifics of Trump’s international business dealings and instead turned straight to the camera. “This is not about my family or his family,” Biden said as Trump tried to talk over him. “This is about your family.”In a later exchange, Trump interrupted Biden when he was talking about his late son, Beau Biden, who died of cancer in 2015 after having served in Iraq.“I don’t know Beau, I know Hunter,” Trump said.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Stars Set for Gypsy of the Year Include Christian Borle & More

first_imgChristian Borle(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Christian Borle & More Set for Gypsy of the YearTony winners Christian Borle, Cynthia Erivo and Jessie Mueller, along with many more Broadway favorites, will make guest appearances at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year competition, the annual celebration of the dedication and passion of ensemble singers and dancers. This year’s event will feature more than 150 Broadway and off-Broadway singers and dancers and shows scheduled to perform original numbers include Hamilton, The Lion King, On Your Feet!, School of Rock, Waitress and Wicked. There will also be celebratory send off to Jersey Boys before it closes on January 15, featuring more than 60 of the musical’s stars from past and present, including Mark Ballas, Richard Blake, Charl Brown, Andy Karl, Drew Seeley and Jarrod Spector. The event is set to take place on December 5 and December 8 and is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.Susan Egan Enlisted for Laura Osnes’ Princess PartySusan Egan, Broadway’s original Belle in Beauty and the Beast, will join Laura Osnes, Christy Altomare, Arielle Jacobs, Taylor Louderman, Courtney Reed, Jenna Ushkowitz, Adrienne Warren and more for the latest Broadway Princess Party at Feinstein’s/54 Below. With musical direction by Benjamin Rauhala, the concert is scheduled for January 29, 2017.Benjamin Walker & Kaya Scodelario’s Baby BoyBenjamin Walker, who headlined one of the staff’s favorite shows of the year, American Psycho, has welcomed a baby boy with his wife, Kaya Scodelario. The pair wed in March 2015; no word yet on their son’s name, but huge congratulations to the happy couple. Will the baby be decked out in Chanel, Gaultier or Giorgio Armani?Bette Midler is ‘Utterly Game’ for Dolly RevivalBette Midler will headline Hello, Dolly! in the spring and on December 4, she is set to appear on Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist to talk about the eagerly anticipated revival. In this teaser, the Divine Miss M reveals: “I’m at my Broadway weight. I’m excited, I’m unnerved, I’m utterly game.” View Commentslast_img read more

Plasan Bennington gets another $170 million M-ATV military contract

first_imgPlasan, a global leader in the field of combat-proven survivability and armor solutions for vehicles, airborne platforms and personal protection, has received another US Military contract worth $170 million to the Bennington company. Plasan makes plating for armored vehicles. The vehicles themselves are made by Oshkosh Defense in Wisconsin. Plasan is seeking to expand its site in Bennington by 4,500 square feet to accommodate the work. Employment at the site is up to 220 and could grow further.The latest MRAP-ATV contract is worth $640 for 1,460 vehicles and brings the total Oshkosh deal to $4.74 billion, which includes spare parts and support. The 8,079 all-terrain vehicles are mine-resistant and are intended to support the military effort in Afghanistan. Last month, Plasan announced it had delivered its 5,000th armored kit, meeting all delivery deadlines. Plasan is a subcontractor for Oshkosh. Oshkosh received the new contract in late February.Plasan North America and its local sub-contractors have made advance preparations to comply with strict composite specifications and a tight manufacturing schedule. Through the application of the modular Kitted Hull concept, developed by Plasan, all armor parts and components are sent to Oshkosh where they are applied to the vehicle on the assembly line, increasing manufacturing efficiency and reliability. Plasan’s production capabilities are complemented by a comprehensive supply chain that encompasses suppliers of materials, equipment and solutions throughout the U.S. This extensive network provides the flexibility to expand or reduce production volumes according to demand.About PlasanPlasan provides customized survivability solutions for tactical wheeled vehicles, aircraft, naval platforms, civilian armored vehicles and personal protection. A recognized global leader and industry veteran, Plasan’s survivability solutions offer the optimal combination of protection, payload, and cost by combining in-house R&D, design, prototyping and manufacturing capabilities.Plasan combines innovative survivability engineering and design with advanced armor materials development. Its unique development process is based on continuous interaction between the R&D and the Design & Prototyping departments. During this process, Plasan combines computer-generated analysis and simulations with real-time calibration and ballistic test data. The effective combination of test and simulation data enables improved simulation accuracy and performance, resulting in the optimal survivability solution.Plasan’s engineers are unique in terms of their military backgrounds and hands-on experience. As veterans of the Israel Defense Forces they are familiar with soldiers’ behavior during combat and share a common language with the end user. This often contributes to the development of life saving solutions.Plasan’s success is a combination of innovation, a high level of commitment and a full range of in-house capabilities. As a preferred supplier to the Israel Defense Forces and an approved supplier to ministries of defense around the world, Plasan’s solutions have been tried and tested by dozens of armed forces in the most demanding battlefields such asLebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan.About Oshkosh DefenseOshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit is external).last_img read more

Cops Cracking Down on Speeding This Week

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A New York State Trooper questions a driver.New York State police are cracking down on speeding and other traffic violations this week in a campaign designed to reduce deadly crashes on Long Island and statewide.About one third of fatal vehicle crashes are caused in part by speeding drivers, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced the enforcement blitz dubbed “Speed Week,” which runs through Saturday.“Many of our highway deaths and injuries could be prevented if drivers would comply with speed limits and other rules of the road,” New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico said.Troopers, including those in unmarked patrol vehicles, will also be watching for distracted or impaired drivers, seatbelt violations and drivers are violating the “Move Over Law.”last_img read more