Saab tech demonstrated in Royal Navy-led IW18 Saab’s 9LV Combat Management System (CMS) and TactiCall Integrated Communication System (ICS) has been successfully used in the Information Warrior 18 (IW18) event, which was led by the Royal Navy and defense industry.The exercise was held at Royal Marine Barracks Stonehouse and British multinational defense technology company QinetiQ’s Portsdown Technology Park in order to drive the future development of warfare capabilities, focusing on the computerized side of modern warfare.“IW18 has more than simply benchmarked current capability to allow for further testing, it has demonstrated available technology to progress the Royal Navy’s Information Warfare vision, through both the development of its own representative open architecture and close participation from industry,” Commodore Ian Annett, Royal Navy, said.“It is encouraging to see major defence contributors such as Saab willing to demonstrate how their CMS and Tactical ICS are able to operate on a government owned open architecture. I am convinced this will help us to continue the development of an Information Advantage and deliver relevant, cost-effective cutting edge warfare capabilities,” Annett added.In particular, as part of the Ministry of Defence’s vision for new open standards across all systems, the Royal Navy aims to implement systems architecture which will be open and upgradable on board its vessels.In line with this vision, 9LV CMS is open and modular, based on modern IT architecture principles, which increases mission capability by enabling flexible and effective operations, according to Saab.9LV was also the only CMS participating in IW18 with the open interface standards needed to handle the simulated environment, with the modular and scalable design meaning hardware and software can be adapted to specific requirements. 9LV is already used by the Australian, Canadian and Swedish navies.The role of TactiCall in IW18 was to address the needs of modern navy operations, which often consist of joint setups and include a multitude of different frequency bands, networks and radio equipment.TactiCall ICS interconnects all communication technologies, reducing effort and risk and increasing tempo.Furthermore, as a modular system, TactiCall integrates with third party equipment protecting prior investments and prolonging the lifespan of existing systems.TactiCall is used by the Norwegian and Australian militaries and has civilian application, including emergency services and the offshore sector. Back to overview,Home naval-today Saab tech demonstrated in Royal Navy-led IW18 View post tag: Royal Navy Share this article Equipment & technology May 4, 2018 View post tag: Saab View post tag: Information Warrior
Twitter New tentative wage contract reached between South Bend and its police Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest As part of a new collective bargaining agreement, the City of South Bend reached a tentative wage agreement Thursday with the South Bend Fraternal Order of Police.Mayor James Mueller said it’s important that the city pay its police officers a fair, just and competitive wage in order to become a national leader in 21st Century policing.The agreement is contingent on the Common Council, who have scheduled a vote on the wage at Monday’s meeting.Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski says the new wage contract will help the department attract and retain top-notch police officers. By Tommie Lee – October 22, 2020 0 482 Pinterest Google+ Twitter Previous articleVan Buren County to benefit from new internet grant in MichiganNext articleSaturday is the annual nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” Tommie Lee IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp
Searchlight aims to encourage small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to work with Dstl, and the first event will focus on Radio Frequency (RF) systems. Specifically, frequency-agile RF hardware, machine learning applied to modern communications standards (including Internet of Things) and novel manufacturing solutions to reduce size, weight, power and/or cost.The free event includes: industry insight by leading experts; how companies can enter the market and work with Dstl; case study success stories; sample technical challenges and workshops. Staff from across various Dstl departments will be available throughout the day to offer technical and commercial guidance. Places are limited and restricted to one person per company. Register at Team Defence InformationSME Searchlight aims to engage with non-traditional defence suppliers and SMEs to meet the needs of a £40 million – £45 million increase in research, in line with the government’s intent to increase external spending with SMEs. Companies benefit in turn from increased funding and being at the cutting-edge of research and technology.Over the next 12 months, events, workshops and consultations run by Dstl will take place in partnership with Aerospace and Defence Suppliers (ADS), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Team Defence Information and TechUK, to bring companies together from across industry sectors. An ambitious target of 60% of suppliers who may never have worked with defence before has been set to attend each of these events, with the aim of bringing these new companies into Dstl’s supply chain.The increase in demand for new research opportunities extends across Dstl, with a number of priority areas identified. In addition to RF these include artificial intelligence, synthetic biology and wargaming.Rob Solly, Division Head for Defence and Security Analysis from Dstl, said: Separately, Dstl is also a sponsor of Venturefest on 29 March at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, which brings together top talent from the region to demonstrate technologies and innovations, allow start-ups to pitch for investment, and match entrepreneurs with the right organisations to take their businesses to the next level.For more information email us at: [email protected] SMEs possess tremendous ideas and innovation. Dstl has funds available to invest in cutting-edge research, and the commercial and technological clout to accelerate these ideas. Importantly, SMEs retain the Intellectual Property rights to any innovation in most cases, boosting their long-term prosperity as well as that of the UK.
Neural drivers identified in research on mice Parental controls Unraveling the brain’s secrets Harvard researchers among those receiving more than $150 million in funding from the NIH BRAIN Initiative With so many sights, sounds, smells, and other stimuli, the brain is flooded by the moment. How can it sort through the flood of information to decide what is important and what can be relegated to the background?Part of the answer, says Catherine Dulac, the Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, may lie with oxytocin.Though popularly known as the “love hormone,” Dulac and a team of researchers found evidence that oxytocin plays a crucial role in helping the brain process a wide array of social signals. The study is described in a recent paper published in eLife.The study, Dulac said, suggests that oxytocin acts like a modulator in the brain, turning up the volume in certain stimuli while turning it down in others, helping the brain make sense of the barrage of information it receives.In investigating the role of oxytocin in processing social signals, Dulac and colleagues began with an obvious behavior: the preference of male mice to interact with females.“What this study says is, for this particular type of social interaction, oxytocin plays a role … both at the level of the brain and the behavior,” said Dulac. Kris Snibbe/Harvard File PhotoStudies have shown that this behavior isn’t just social. It’s hard-wired into the male mice’s brains.When male mice were exposed to the pheromone signals of females, Dulac and colleagues found, neurons in their medial amygdala showed increased levels of activation. When the same mice were exposed to pheromones of other males, the neurons showed relatively little stimulation.Armed with that data, Dulac and colleagues targeted the gene responsible for producing oxytocin, which is known to be involved in social interactions ranging from infant/parent bonding to monogamy in some rodents.Using genetic tools, researchers switched the gene off and were surprised to find that both males’ preference for interacting with females and the neural signal in the amygdala disappeared.“This is a molecule that’s involved in the processing of social signals,” Dulac said. “We also showed, using pharmacology and genetics, that the effect happens on a moment-to-moment basis.“What we are trying to do is understand the logic of social interactions in one particular species,” she said. “What this study says is, for this particular type of social interaction, oxytocin plays a role, and that role is both at the level of the brain and the behavior.” Expanding the brain Understanding oxytocin — and molecules like it — might shed light on a number of brain disorders.With an understanding of how neurotransmitters work to amplify or quiet stimuli, Dulac said, researchers may gain insight into how to treat everything from depression, which is often characterized by a lack of interest in social interactions, to autism, which is thought to be connected to an inability to sort through social and sensory stimuli.Ultimately, Dulac said, the study offers a glimpse into what could be a larger system of molecules that act as modulators in the brain, turning some stimuli up or down depending on the situation.“There may be many different regulators,” Dulac said. “Oxytocin might be one of a whole realm of modulators, each of which is important in a particular circumstance. That therefore gives the animal a great deal of plasticity in terms of engaging in a particular behavior, so it’s not the case that each time the animal encounters a particular stimulus it will react in exactly the same way. Depending on the state of the brain and the release of these neurotransmitters, the animal can boost its behavior toward the stimulus or ignore it.” Related Research identifies more than 40 new imprinted genes
When it comes to traumatic injuries, it’s a race against time. A person with major hemorrhage can die from blood loss within minutes. Bleeding from the extremities can be slowed with compression but what about internal bleeding? In a hospital, internal bleeding can be controlled with the transfusion of clotting agents, such as platelets, but they require careful storage and refrigeration and can’t be carried by first responders. As a result, the majority of people who succumb to traumatic injuries outside a hospital die from treatable hemorrhages.Now, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Case Western Reserve University, report an injectable clotting agent that reduced blood loss by 97 percent in mice models. The freeze-dried agent, which has a physical consistency of cotton candy, can be stored at room temperature for several months and reconstituted in saline before injection.The research is published in Science Advances.“Our goal was to give first responders a tool to stop internal bleeding that could be easily carried in a backpack or stored in an ambulance and, once injected intravenously in hemorrhagic patients, stop internal bleeding for a period long enough to get the patient to a hospital,” said Samir Mitragotri, Hiller Professor of Bioengineering and Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at SEAS and senior author of the study.Mitragotri is also a core faculty member at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. “Our goal was to give first responders a tool to stop internal bleeding that could be easily carried in a backpack or stored in an ambulance …” — Samir Mitragotri, SEAS Mitragotri and his team developed a polymer-peptide conjugate called HAPPI (Hemostatic Agents via Polymer Peptide Interfusion) that can selectively bind to damaged blood vessels and activated platelets at the bleeding site. Circulating platelets are like the body’s EMTs — they are constantly surveying the body for wounds. When there is an injury to a blood vessel, the platelets get activated and attach themselves to the damaged vessel, causing a blood clot.HAPPI binds to these activated platelets and enhances their accumulation at a bleeding site. It can be injected anywhere in the body and still make its way to the wound.In mice models, HAPPI significantly lowered the bleeding time and bleeding volume of injuries. The researchers observed about a 99 percent reduction in bleeding time and a 97 percent reduction in blood loss. The researchers also found that for traumatic injuries, the injection of HAPPI increased the median survival rate beyond one hour — a critical goal for trauma care.“A lot of trauma-related deaths happen within the first hour when blood loss is happening profusely and there is no intervention,” said Yongsheng Gao, a postdoctoral research associate at SEAS and the co-first author of the paper. “A key objective for first responders is to keep trauma patients alive during this so-called golden hour and in that time bring them to a hospital because once they get to the hospital, it’s a different game altogether.”“With HAPPI, we sought to develop a safe and effective internal bandage,” said Apoorva Sarode, a former graduate student at SEAS and the co-first author of the study. “We think that the simple design and scalable synthesis process of HAPPI will facilitate its seamless scale-up and translation to larger animal models, and eventually to the patients.”Funding from Harvard’s Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator enabled the lab to advance and validate the technology in animal models. Going forward, the team aims to scale up the production of the materials and test it in larger animal models.Harvard’s Office of Technology Development has protected the intellectual property associated with this project and is exploring commercialization opportunities.The paper was co-authored by Anvay Ukidve and Zongmin Zhao from Harvard SEAS, Shihui Guo and Robert Flaumenhaft from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Anirban Sen Gupta from Case Western Reserve University, and Nikolaos Kokoroskos and Noelle Saillant from Massachusetts General Hospital. The research was supported by the National Institutes of Health under grant R01HL129179.
Share: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) Stock Image.WASHINGTON – Officials in Washington, D.C. have proposed a package of new policy that aims to address health care, food security needs and bring economic revival in the wake of the novel Coronavirus outbreak.The House of Representative’s Problem Solvers Caucus, co-chaired by Congressman Tom Reed, presented their recommendations to congressional leaders and the White House on Friday.The package, Reed says, aims to bring economic response for businesses, employees and the self-employed, secure health care, provide food security needs, and restart the economy with infrastructure investment.“It’s always better for the country when we act together,” said Congressman Reed in a statement. “The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus’ ‘Heath Crisis and Economic Revival Package’ provides Congressional Leadership and the Administration tools to continue solving the Coronavirus emergency and ensures the revival of the U.S. economy when it is over. Together, we must see the light through the darkness.” The Caucus’ proposed recommendations include:I. Economic Response for Businesses, Employees and the Self-EmployedImmediate, Direct Financial Payments to Individuals: Limited only to the crisis, significantly increase unemployment insurance benefits, including payment amounts, for hourly and salaried workers, under a certain income threshold. This relief should focus on mid-to-low-income workers and furloughed workers. Provisions to be made for freelancers and the self-employed to ensure the same relief.Bridge Loans to Help Keep Businesses in Business: Low-or-zero-interest loans to businesses of all sizes willing to keep their employees (furlough, but preserving benefits) in their positions during the coronavirus crisis. Must include long-term repayment options, and not exclude any industries.Allow Individuals and Businesses to Defer Mortgage Payments and Rent: During the national crisis, stay all foreclosure and evictions proceedings.Contract and Insurance Protections for Existing Contract and Business Insurance Policies: Legislatively declare the coronavirus a public health crisis, and, as such, a qualifying event for all existing force majeure contract provisions and business interruption insurance policies.Loan Deferral and Forbearance: Develop and allow loan deference, modification, and forbearance mechanisms for individuals and businesses of all sizes, during the crisis (e.g. mortgages, lines of credits, student loans, and other qualifying loans).Refundable Tax Credit to Employers for Employee Retention: During the crisis, provide immediately advanceable, refundable tax credits for employee retention by employers — including maintaining employment status or providing benefits for furloughed employees.II. Health Care & Food Security NeedsSpeed Testing to Market: Provide additional regulatory relief at FDA and CDC for market-based testing solutions and essential supplies (e.g. testing kits, ventilators, PPEs, reagent supply, and hospital conversion).Childcare Enhancement: Reflecting new work and school environment, enact childcare assistance policies and regulatory relief to provide childcare coverage during term of crisis.Price Gouging: Enact applicable measures to strictly enforce anti-price gouging measures.Medical Personnel and Supplies: Where available, deploy federal government excess medical personnel and equipment capacity, including military sources (e.g. vents), to affected areas needing service.GI Benefits: Correct the technical glitch, so that, during this time of crisis, veterans can utilize GI benefits for online learning.III. Long-term Economic Stimulus and Job CreationInfrastructure Investment: Passage of a significant infrastructure package which would stimulate job growth and allow for borrowing at historically-low interest rates.Best Practice Encouragement: Utilize and encourage new business models based on global best practices following disasters.Led by co-chairs Congressman Tom Reed and Josh Gottheimer, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus consists of 24 democrats and 24 republicans.
The New Hampshire report showed contracts down 17 percent for December, but up 4 percent for the year. McGraw-Hill Construction has reported that December contracts for future construction in the state of Vermont showed an increase of 46 percent for a total of $68.7 million. For 2010, the total was $880 million, down 15 percent for the year. An authority on the construction market, the firm produces Dodge Reports and Sweets Catalog Files. According to the Research and Analytics unit of McGraw-Hill Construction, the latest month’s construction activity followed this pattern:
Court modifies Rules of Criminal Procedure Appointed lawyers for defendants facing misdemeanor or municipal charges cannot always be dismissed even if it’s certified a conviction will not bring jail time.The Supreme Court made modifications to Rule of Criminal Procedure December 5 on that issue and that also affected pretrial motions, witness attendance, and subpoenas.Comments on the biennial rule amendment package from the Bar’s Rules of Criminal Procedure Committee focused on the misdemeanor representation issue. The court had asked the panel to file a supplemental report after initial comments were received.The court approved changes to Rule 3.111 and new Rule 3.994 to address appointed counsel. It allows appointed counsel for indigent defendants to be dismissed in misdemeanor and municipal code cases if no jail time will be imposed if convicted.But the court also set other conditions, including that the defendant must not currently be incarcerated, since dismissing counsel frequently causes a delay in starting the trial, and leaves the defendant in custody without counsel. Also, the defendant must be represented if probation could be imposed after a conviction and if violating that probation could result in incarceration.The court said those changes were necessary to comply with its recent rulings and with an opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court.On pretrial motions, the court added a note to follow Rule 3.190, which says the court may allow the case to be submitted to the jury and withhold ruling on the merits of a motion to suppress made during trial and on the motion for judgement for acquittal. If the defendant is convicted, the judge may then consider the motion to suppress along with a renewed motion for acquittal or a motion for a new trial.Rule 3.361 on witness attendance and subpoenas was amended to simplify the rule. “These changes provide a single contempt provision for violation of any provision of rule 3.361,” the opinion said. “The changes also clarify that any subpoena issued by an attorney of record of the clerk of court is enforceable through the court’s contempt power and that the attendance requirement for subpoenas is applicable to the production of evidence as well as testimony.”The opinion is Amendments to the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, case no. SC02-230. The full opinion text and changes to the rules can be found on the court’s Web site, www.flcourts.org. January 1, 2003 Regular News Court modifies Rules of Criminal Procedure
Newly board certified Florida lawyers September 1, 2005 Regular News Newly board certified Florida lawyers The Florida Bar recently certified 221 Florida lawyers as specialists in 19 areas of legal practice, including 109 attorneys certified in the newly approved construction law area. Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.“With professionalism and competence at its core, The Florida Bar’s certification program sets ongoing goals to make us better lawyers and to improve the system of justice for the public we serve,” said Bar President Alan Bookman. “This evaluation of competence and character offers an opportunity for us as lawyers and provides an unparalleled benchmark for the public.”Certified attorneys are the only lawyers allowed to identify or advertise themselves as “Florida Bar Board Certified,” as specialists or as experts. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. For more information, www.floridabar.org/certification or contact The Florida Bar’s Legal Specialization & Education Department at 850/561-5842. ADMIRALTY & MARITIME Jerry Dean Hamilton, Miami John W. Keller III, Coral Gables ANTITRUST AND TRADE REGULATION Keith Eugene Rounsaville, Orlando APPELLATE PRACTICE LAW Katherine Eastmoore Giddings, Tallahassee Celene Harrell Humphries, Tampa Rebecca Mercier-Vargas, West Palm Beach Diran Vahn Seropian, West Palm Beach AVIATION William G. Burd, Miami Sean B. Cronin, Jacksonville Patricia Ann Leid, Miami Christopher S. 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continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr What are credit unions going to do if they lose 40% of their auto lending portfolio?It’s a difficult question to answer, and unfathomable to many. But is also a question that can’t be avoided, which is why the Filene Research Institute has been looking into how autonomous vehicles and dramatically different views on automobile ownership in the future will affect credit unions and their loan portfolios in the future.Ryan Foss, managing director of innovation at Filene, pointed to studies by some research firms that project that by 2030 40% of financial institutions’ auto lending business will disappear as the result of autonomous vehicles.“Even today, a lot of the carmakers are already getting into iPhone types of subscription services,” said Foss. “Volvo, for example, lets you pay a subscription and get a new car every year. You take a look at the changes and trends in the automotive industry and you say, ‘How can credit unions get involved in them?’ We don’t have the answers yet, but we are looking into this at Filene. That is what one of our i3 teams is looking into—if credit unions were to lose 40% of their auto lending business, what is available today that can help us prepare for that and actually be a leader in that disruption?”