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Revision of Vermont wins UK defense contract for eyewear

first_imgRevision Military Ltd,Based on soldier trials, technical compliance and best value pricing, Revision, leading developer of protective eyewear for militaries worldwide, has secured a  UK Ministry of Defence contract for Protective Combat Eyewear. Following tender evaluation and user trials, Revision was selected for providing the best value and for being the most technically compliant bidder. The estimated contract value is £3.4 million to provide the UK MoD with Revision’s Sawfly Military Eyewear System and Bullet Ant goggles. ‘Revision is extremely proud to receive the UK MoD contract for Protective Combat Eyewear,’ said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. ‘The focus behind all Revision eyewear is to meet and exceed the stringent requirements set forth by our military customers. It’s an honor to be supplying UK troops with what we believe to be the best performance-enhancing eye protection products.’ Colonel Peter Rafferty, Team Leader for Defence, Equipment and Support’s Personal Combat Equipment Team added: ‘All troops currently in Afghanistan are issued with protective eyewear as standard and these new additions are an enhancement over what is already out there. In addition to the ballistic protection these items offer, IED’s are a significant threat to our troops in theatre and the debris and dirt thrown up from a blast can be just as harmful to troops as the initial blast or fragmentation itself. This protective eyewear is the best chance they have of minimizing injuries to the eyes while still maintaining situational awareness and thus the ability to do their jobs.” The Revision Sawfly Military Eyewear System is an all-purpose spectacle designed to provide protection on a 24-hour, all-weather continuum. Maximizing fit, function and comfort, the Sawfly Military Eyewear System exceeds the rigorous optical and ballistic testing standards in use today; it is the most widely used military spectacle in service. The Bullet Ant Goggle System provides powerful ballistic protection against medium-energy fragmentation while protecting against the environment: sand, wind and dust. The goggle system features interchangeable OcuMax® coated lenses for high-performance anti-fog and anti-scratch capabilities and provides flawless optics for unprecedented visual clarity. The Bullet Ant Goggle also exceeds the rigorous testing standards in use today. Both products are prescription capable with a single insert’the Revision Rx Carrier. The Combat Protective Eyewear Tender (number DC4/4055) is the UK MoD’s first competition for protective eyewear since 2005. In addition to securing this procurement, Revision is the major supplier of protective eyewear for numerous NATO countries including the USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium; Revision also fulfills the protective eyewear needs of 40 other countries around the world. Essex Junction, VT, USA (February 8, 2010) ABOUT REVISIONRevision develops and delivers purpose-built protective soldier equipment for military use worldwide. The company, which began with eyewear, has expanded to face and head protection and continues to develop their capabilities for integrated, performance-enhancing soldier systems. To that end, Revision brings the most advanced expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and finest technical minds. Clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organization, the Swiss Federal Department of Defence and the UK Ministry of Defence. Privately owned and ISO 9001:2008 certified, Revision’s operational headquarters is located in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, with additional offices in the Netherlands and Canada. For more information, visit www.revisionmilitary.com(link is external)last_img read more

First House bill filed would rewrite Article V

first_img First House bill filed would rewrite Article V Senior Editor T his could be a bad omen that Florida’s courts may face another challenging time in the 2002 session of the Florida Legislature.The first House bill filed for next year’s session is a proposed constitutional amendment that would dramatically limit the authority of Florida’s courts and give the legislature more authority over court procedures. If passed by the legislature, it would go to voters for review next year.The bill, HJR 1, filed by Rep. Bruce Kyle, R-Ft. Myers, is similar but less drastic than a bill introduced in the 2001 session by Rep. Fred Brummer, R-Apopka. That bill was heard in the House Judiciary Committee, but never came to a vote after committee members and people testifying on its impacts raised several questions.Unlike Brummer’s measure, Kyle’s bill does not seek to do away with The Florida Bar and give the legislature at least some oversight of the legal profession. Nor does it require that district court of appeal judges and Supreme Court justices must get a two-thirds “yes” vote in their merit retention referendums in order to stay in office. Also dropped was a provision requiring Senate confirmation of the governor’s judicial appointments, and several other provisions.But the bill does seek to restrict jurisdiction of Florida courts, limit the use of habeas corpus and other writs, and to give the legislature greater say in court procedural matters.Kyle, a Bar member and assistant state attorney in the 20th Circuit, said he filed the bill because he’s concerned courts have stepped beyond deciding legal disputes into the policy-making arena, which is the duty of the legislature.“It’s an important issue that needs to be aired, and the public has a right to make a decision on this,” he said. “I think we’ve got a good system in the federal system, and if we mirror that, we won’t have such an outreaching by the courts to set public policy when there isn’t even a case or controversy in front of them.”As for a bill provision allowing the legislature to give a DCA statewide jurisdiction over a specific issue, “It’s a good option to have, especially with the workload of our courts today,” Kyle said. “I don’t think it’s a bad option to have available, to establish courts that do specific functions, if need be. That doesn’t mean it has to be done.”Kyle added he dropped provisions from Brummer’s proposed bill that had to do with judicial appointments, merit retention, and Bar oversight because they detracted from what he saw as the main thrust of the legislation in delineating a clear line between the duties of the legislature and the courts.He also said he thinks it has a fair chance of success. “Any of the more controversial issues or issues that are new take more than one session before they become law,” Kyle said. “It has as good a shot as any other legislative proposal.”Bar Legislation Committee Chair Hank Coxe said the committee and the Board of Governors will carefully review the bill at the board’s August 22-23 meeting in Naples.“Any proposed legislation that threatens to weaken any branch of government or jeopardize our system of checks and balances must be taken seriously,” Coxe said. “We will take this seriously as part of the Bar’s fundamental obligation to ensure that our judiciary remains uncontrolled by another branch of government, just as we would expect the legislative and executive branches to say the same.”Last year’s legislative staff analysis of Brummer’s bill noted that the federal Constitution is more restrictive on the jurisdiction of federal courts than the state constitution is on state courts. The analysis also noted that Congress has more control over procedural rules.In contrast, the analysis said that Florida courts have held unconstitutional state laws that conflict with court procedural rules. It also noted that some opinions have held it can be difficult to draw the line between procedural and substantive rules.The proposed constitutional amendment specifically sets out a restricted jurisdiction of the state courts. It provides that “the jurisdiction of such courts shall extend only to actual cases in law, equity, admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, and to actual controversies arising under the constitution and the laws of the State of Florida and of the United States.”And repeating one of the most controversial segments of Bummer’s bill last year, it would authorize the legislature to give any of the five district courts of appeal final statewide jurisdiction over any issue. For example, the legislature could pick one DCA to be the final court for all death penalty appeals.The bill would also limit the ability of the courts to issue writs in general and to specifically review actions of other public officials through quo warranto writs. Quo warranto writs, according to the bill, may be used only to determine whether a public official is rightly holding an office and not to “review any right, power, or duty of a public official. . . . All writs except those directed to judicial officers shall be subject to statutes of limitations as provided by general law.”The staff analysis of the Brummer bill noted that quo warranto had traditionally been used only to challenge the right of officials to hold office, but had been expanded to challenge actions by those officials.Another section of the bill allows a statute of limitation on habeas corpus writs, but provides such a limit may not be less than two years from final judgment or mandate on direct appeal. The bill provides that the courts’ procedural rules must conform to state law when the rules are adopted, and must be changed to conform to any subsequently adopted statutes. It also provides that the legislature may override any court rule by a majority vote, instead of the two-thirds vote now required.In addition, the bill also specifies that new rules may neither “abridge, enlarge, nor modify the substantive rights of any litigant, but additional rulemaking power may be expressly delegated to courts by general law.”The original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court is limited under the bill to judicial and lawyer disciplinary issues, plus questions posed by the attorney general or governor.Some provisions introduced last year in the Brummer bill but not repeated this year in HJR 1 include removing the Bar’s appointments to the Judicial Qualifications Commission and giving them to the legislature, prohibiting the courts from setting or modifying legislative appropriations, making the Supreme Court’s annual judicial certification advisory rather than a constitutional certification of need, and allowing judicial candidates to voice opinions and speak on issues, unless limited by the legislature. August 15, 2001 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News First House bill filed would rewrite Article Vlast_img read more

“Toys for Tots” Holiday Toy Drive Kicks Off

first_imgThose toys will go to local families in need. Officials stress that it’s more important now than ever to help out children in need with the heightened stress of the pandemic. Listed below are 14 different locations in Broome County to drop off your toys: Officials and representatives from Toys for Tots said that from November 27th to December 11th, people can bring new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages to various locations around the Southern Tier. Earlier today at Food and Fire BBQ in Johnson City, Broome County officials and the Marine Corps partnered with Food and Fire to announce details of the 2020 “Toys for Tots” Holiday Toy Drive in Broome County.center_img JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — As the holiday season arrives, so do the initiatives for those in need. Broome County Office Building – 60 Hawley Street in Binghamton (1st floor lobby)Chenango Bridge Red & White and Guiseppe’s of Chenango Bridge – 604 RiverRoad in Chenango BridgeKitchen Hearth & Home – 1227 Upper Front Street in BinghamtonFood & Fire BBQ Taphouse – 560 Harry L. Drive in Johnson CityDollar General – 357 Court Street in BinghamtonDollar General – 310 Exchange Avenue in EndicottDenny’s – 1250 Upper Front Street in BinghamtonBig E Tire & Auto Service – 363 Court Street in BinghamtonBig E Tire & Auto Service – 1434 Upper Front Street in BinghamtonBig E Tire & Auto Service – 2295 Vestal Parkway East in VestalChristy’s Diner – 522 Court Street in BinghamtonBeer Thirty – 721 Court Street in BinghamtonJack Sherman Toyota – 393 Court Street in BinghamtonFitness RX – 151 Clinton Street in Binghamtonlast_img read more