Leahy announces nearly $10 million Navy contract for Goodrich-Vergennes

first_imgCollins Aerospace,Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced Monday that Simmonds Precision Products, a subsidiary of the Goodrich Corporation operating in Vergennes, has been awarded a nearly $10 million contract from the US Navy. The contract is for 120 Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, or HUMS, to be used in certain Navy helicopters, and overseas by the Government of Australia, under the Foreign Military Sales Program.  The contract sustains jobs in Vergennes and lasts through March 2014. Earlier this year Leahy announced another contract amounting to nearly $10 million awarded to the Goodrich Corporation facility in Vergennes by the U.S. Army.  That contract was similar in nature and supported the procurement of 80 HUMS units produced at the Vergennes plant. The diagnostic systems produced by Goodrich-Vergennes give military mechanics essential feedback on a helicopterâ s engine performance, structural performance and rotor wear, allowing it to be serviced before major systems fail.  These systems eliminate the need for helicopters to be removed from service for routine maintenance, thus saving money, increasing safety and improving operational readiness. Leahy is a senior member of the Defense Departmentâ s budget committee ‘the Senate Appropriations Committeeâ s Defense Subcommittee — and has long supported Goodrichâ s work in Vermont.  The Goodrich manufacturing facility in Vergennes provides work for approximately 800 full-time employees, making it one of Addison County’s largest private sector employers.   Leahy said, â I am pleased to see this company prospering in Vermont and proud to announce this contract, which builds upon the Vermont plantâ s record of accomplishment and innovation.  Goodrich continues to be on the cutting edge of military technology and provides high-tech jobs to many Vermonters, which in turn strengthens the communityâ s economy and Vermontâ s economy.  These back-to-back contracts, including sales to U.S. allies, show how an earmark can become a crucial program of record that delivers for our national security and the safety of those who serve in uniform.â  Bill Lennox, Senior Vice President of Washington Operations at the Goodrich Corporation said, â This order from the Navy is due to the many benefits our HUMS system has provided the fleet.  This program started years ago with a strong vision from the Navy to reduce their fleet operating cost and improve safety and readiness.  Senator Leahy was instrumental in helping the Navy keep the program funded during those early years, and now the program is supporting high technology production jobs in Vermont.â  Leahy’s office, 7.2.2012last_img read more

Perrigo launches the parent ‘formula’ for success

first_imgPerrigo Nutritionals,Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont-based infant formula company Perrigo Nutritionals is launching a new parent-centered campaign. Every parent has a unique “formula” for how to juggle it all: family, work and “me” time. To celebrate the everyday parenting balancing act, Perrigo, the leading manufacturer of store brand infant formula(link is external), has launched the #ShareYourFormula Sweepstakes running now through April 24.The #ShareYourFormula Sweepstakes brings these unique parenting formulas to life by using popular emoji images, giving six lucky winners the chance to bring home $1,000 and a one year supply of store brand infant formula.To enter, fans can visit www.ShareYourFormula.com(link is external) and follow the instructions to submit their unique parenting formula by using the store brand formula emoji keyboard.”This unique campaign celebrates the endless ways parents express and share the joys of parenthood by showcasing how every parent’s ‘formula for success’ is different – as it should be,” said Sandra Gordon, author of Consumer Reports Best Baby Products and the blog, Babyproductsmom.com. “Ironically, even though every parent’s ‘formula for success’ may be different, all infant formulas are required to meet the same FDA standards.”Many parents are unaware that all infant formulas marketed in the United States, both nationally advertised formula brands and store brand formulas sold at leading retailers, must meet the same federal nutrient requirements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) monitors all infant formula products and requires infant formula manufacturers to test product composition during production and shelf-life, to keep records on production, testing, and distribution of each batch of infant formula, and to use good manufacturing practices and quality control procedures. In addition, FDA conducts yearly inspection of all facilities that manufacture infant formula to collect and analyze samples of infant formula.”When it comes to selecting an infant formula, buying an expensive, nationally advertised brand does not make sense when there are budget-friendly options that meet the same federal quality and nutrient requirements,” added Gordon. “According to federal regulations(link is external) and the guidance of healthcare professional groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), infant formula must be formulated so that it can provide a baby with a sole source of nutrition.”Perrigo Nutritionals is the largest supplier of store brand infant formula in the world and one of only a few companies recognized by FDA for meeting FDA requirements for safety, nutrition, and quality. By switching to store brand formula, which costs up to half the price of advertised brands, parents can save up to $600 per year without compromising quality.*For official contest rules and to enter, visit www.ShareYourFormula.com(link is external).About Store Brand FormulaStore brand infant formula is manufactured in FDA-inspected, ISO 9001:2008-certified facilities in Ohio and Vermont, U.S.A. Dairy ingredients are sourced from leading dairy markets, including the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. Store brand infant formula manufacturing facilities are fully compliant with the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program. SQF certifies a supplier’s food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations. Learn more on the Internet (http://www.storebrandformula.com(link is external)).*Total savings with Store Brand Infant Formula calculations based on a price per fl. oz. comparison of store brand infant formulas and their comparable national brands. Retail prices are from a February 2016 retail price survey of assorted stores. Actual prices and savings may vary by store and location.SOURCE: GEORGIA, Vt., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Store Brand Formula. www.storebrandformula.com(link is external)last_img read more

ACTIVE Network in race registration insurance Allianz

first_img Related Citing that roughly 15% of race registrants never even make it to the starting line, ACTIVE Network has partnered with Allianz Global Assistance USA to launch ‘Registration Protector’. The new solution aims to give event organizers and participants peace of mind by protecting event registration fees for both parties when participants can’t show up on race day.“Registering for an event in advance may seem more appealing to a participant if they know that a sprained ankle won’t jeopardize their registration fee,” said Eric McCue, General Manager of Sports at ACTIVE Network.“For event organizers, Registration Protector solves an important customer service issue by making refunds available to participants without the need for organizers to manage or pay those refunds. Allianz Global Assistance was an obvious partner for us to help roll out this robust insurance plan to our customers because of their technical sophistication and impeccable reputation.”Registration Protector is a new benefit to all ACTIVE.com customers who sign up for events online. During registration, participants will be provided with the option to purchase Registration Protector. With Registration Protector, a participant who misses an event for a covered reason such as an injury, illness, job loss, transportation delays, military/family/legal obligations, and more can get their registration fees reimbursed.(Conditions, limitations and exclusions apply. For a complete description of the coverage, athletes should carefully review the terms and conditions of the certificate of insurance.)“It appears to be a win-win situation for both event organizers and participants,” said Sally Smith of Big Sur Marathon Events. “The covered reasons are very robust, much more so than other plans we’ve looked at. We also like the fact that the participant deals directly with Allianz Global Assistance.”She added, “An event director won’t have to spend time explaining, arguing or upsetting participants who ask for a refund, nor will they have to deal with the refund process.”Registration Protector will refund 100% of insured registration costs, subject to certain conditions and limitations, including fees and other related costs up to the maximum coverage amount of US$10,000. This also includes Allianz Global Assistance’s 24/7 service and assistance. Allianz Global Assistance manages all customer service and claims activity, without risk or management resources from event organizers.“We’re pleased to be partnering with ACTIVE Network to offer event participants and organizers the tremendous benefits that Registration Protector has to offer,” said Mike Nelson, CEO of Allianz Global Assistance USA.“Every year, we provide great coverage and outstanding 24/7/365 service and assistance to 13 million customers. We’re happy to be able to offer this coverage, service and peace of mind to ACTIVE Network customers and partners.”www.ACTIVEnetwork.comwww. allianztravelinsurance.comlast_img read more

Unite for Good principles energize credit unions

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUs go above and beyond in looking out for members’ interests.Credit unions that go above and beyond in looking out for members’ interests demonstrate the principles of the national Unite for Good campaign—removing barriers, creating awareness, and fostering service excellence.The campaign, launched at last year’s GAC by CUNA and the state leagues, rallies credit unions to work toward the goal in which Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner.These credit unions demonstrate each of the three Unite for Good objectives:1. Removing barriers: CU Association of the Dakotas (CUAD). South Dakota banks implored local lawmakers to impose taxes on credit unions, hoping to gain a foothold from which they could amplify their message nationally.But credit union representatives and CUAD staff mounted an active defense, taking their message to local officials around the state, who either voted to table or take no action.“When we tell our story, we win,” says Jeff Olson, CUAD vice president of advocacy and awareness.2. Creating awareness:  Maps CU, Salem, Ore. Through an annual contest sponsored by its Community Foundation, the $471 million asset credit union has sparked novel approaches to combating societal challenges, winning a Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for its efforts.This year, three finalists pitched their ideas to improve Oregon youths’ transition out of foster care via videos on Maps’ Facebook page. The credit union awarded $1,000 to the finalist whose clip received the most “likes” and an additional $1,000 to a nonprofit chosen by Maps and the winner. continue reading »last_img read more

Notification of the Ministry of Health on amendments to the Law on Restricting the Use of Tobacco Products

first_imgThe Croatian Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Ministry of Health following the announcements of upcoming amendments Of the Law on Restricting the Use of Tobacco Products.The amendments to the Act do not envisage significant changes in the additional restriction of tobacco products, but the main intention is to harmonize with the directives and regulations of the European Union.The only important change regarding the restriction of the use of tobacco products is the possibility of declaring a free zone from smoking by local self-government units, and in that zone the ban would also apply to smoking in catering facilities. This means that it is possible that one city, say the city of Split, declared a no-smoking zone, which would have a direct impact on all catering facilities in the city.Such a measure can directly affect the freedom of the market, and in order to apply to the tourism sector, we do not even want to think.last_img read more

Goldman preferred bidder on £110m Marble portfolio

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Inmate At Suffolk County Correctional Facility Tests Positive For COVID-19

first_img Share Update, April 13, 11:14 AM:As of April 13, 14 people in the sheriff’s office tested positive, according to Sgt. Paul Spinella, and two of those diagnosed already returned to work. Spinella said nine have recovered and are waiting to be cleared, and three are recovering at home with mild-to-moderate symptoms. One deputy also tested positive. There is still just one inmate that tested positive.Original Story:April 8 marked one full month since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Suffolk County.Late in the evening, an inmate at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverhead became the first inmate case of the novel coronavirus.The inmate displayed signs of illness and was sent to an area hospital for evaluation. At approximately 11 PM, hospital staff notified the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office that this individual tested positive.The sheriff’s office had released information regarding the pandemic and its effect on the facility and deputy sheriff operations earlier that day.As of April 7, 12 Suffolk County correction officers tested positive for COVID-19, along with one deputy sheriff. No sheriff’s office civilian staff tested positive. Of the 12 correction officers, most were working in areas with minimal contact with county inmates.Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. began implementing stringent procedures in the first week of March to create physical distance between incoming inmates and the general jail population.“I have learned in my experience how quickly an infectious disease can make its way through the correctional system,” Toulon told LI News Radio. “It is my goal to implement as many protections to keep our staff and inmates as safe as possible. Our officers are on the front lines of this pandemic and I couldn’t be more pleased with how diligent they are about following safety protocols for everyone’s protection. We have a long way to go with this pandemic, but we are doing very well under these very stressful and difficult circumstances.”All inmates are housed in a reception area for 14 days upon entry into the jail and consistently monitored for the signs of illness. They are also given appropriate cleaning supplies. On March 17, all in-person visitation was canceled, and more stringent precautions were phased in during subsequent weeks. All correction officers are required to wear appropriate personal protection equipment and have their temperature taken before entering the facility. Deputy sheriffs are also required to wear personal protective equipment.desiree@indyeastend.comlast_img read more

When nations saw red

first_imgThe traumas of the current sporting season are a far (battle) cry from the football war fought between El Salvador and Honduras in 1969, says Russell Evans, a partner at Southampton firm Eric Robinson. An immigration dispute between the two South American nations, coupled with rioting during their qualifying campaigns for the 1970 World Cup, led to an invasion, 3,000 deaths and a new border. Shame, then, on the legions of footballers at this year’s tournament who fell to the ground, clutching their faces and screaming in mock agony, the moment an opponent’s boot grazed their backside. Still, as Robinson points out, non-lethal disputes in football are rife. And cometh the dispute, cometh the solicitor. ‘What you won’t see at this World Cup is the myriad of lawyers, facilitators, mediators and arbitrators dealing not only with player, club, national and commercial interests, but also the interests of brands,’ Robinson says. ‘Sports stars will be looking where necessary to protect their privacy and promote their image.’ In 2008, former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu received a multi-million-dollar fine from football’s international governing body, FIFA, for failing a drugs test. This year, Bayern Munich striker Franck Ribery received a three-match ban for assault and as a result, missed the Champions League final. Both cases spent time in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. Perhaps there will be more to come for the court once Brazil have lifted the trophy this year (brave prediction). There is plenty of football left in the tournament too. ‘Our hearts have set sail for foreign shores as in the days of Achilles and Hector,’ Robinson says in full Homeric mode, ‘but glory will not be the battlements of Troy, nor a fair maiden’s hand, but rather, the touch of a golden trophy.’ Or, if you’re a lawyer, the touch of gold in palm.last_img read more

Web poll: The Chelsea Barracks furore

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