Speaker calls on governor to sign the coronavirus relief funds package immediately

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Vermont House Speaker Mitzi Johnson released the following statement: “Vermonters and Vermont businesses need relief now. The Coronavirus Relief Funds Recovery Package – H.966(link is external), H.965(link is external), and S.351(link is external) – were delivered to the governor’s desk on June 30th. Vermonters need him to sign the bills now to ensure the money reaches the people and businesses that are waiting for it.“The legislature passed the initial business recovery bill, the Emergency Economic Relief Package (S.350/Act 115(link is external)) on June 16th. The governor announced only today that businesses can start applying for these grants next week. That’s three weeks since the legislature fast-tracked $93 million in the Emergency Economic Relief Package to his desk for implementation. And how long until the money is in the hands of those businesses? The legislature kept the program broad and flexible for the more critically impacted business to help them immediately. It’s outrageous that Vermonters have been kept waiting for so long by the Governor. They can’t wait any longer. “That is why I am calling on the Governor to sign the Coronavirus Relief Funds Recovery Package today and to make the additional $575.7 million(link is external) in that package available to Vermonters and Vermont businesses by Monday, July 6th. Vermonters don’t have three more weeks to wait. “The legislature involved the administration every step of the way in developing these bills. Vermont business owners criticized the loan program proposed by the Administration. We heard loud and clear that they needed grant funding, not loans due in less than 6 months that would add to their financial burden, as they try to regain their footing.  We responded and passed the grants Vermonters requested. Changing his plan was the right thing to do and it was done with the support of the business community and with the administration up-to-speed every step of the way. I’m proud the legislature also addressed the needs of childcare businesses and food security, both critically needed and ignored in the Governor’s proposal.“Vermonters need this money now. I call on the Governor to sign the bills immediately and to give Vermonters a path forward. Vermonters can’t wait any longer.”Source: MONTPELIER, VT – Vermont House Speaker 7.1.2020last_img read more

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Blighter Connects with Genetec to Deliver Wide Area Radar Surveillance to Airports

first_imgBlighter Surveillance Systems, a British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning (e-scan) radars and surveillance solutions, has partnered with Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence, to integrate its range of Blighter ground surveillance radars with Genetec Security Center, the company’s flagship unified IP security platform.This integration enables airports to ‘fold-in’ the wide area surveillance capability provided by Blighter’s range of radars, super-charging situational awareness in their existing command and control (C2) systems to deliver round the clock surveillance in all weather and light conditions. The collaboration will also enable the Blighter radar and target tracking data to be shared across Genetec’s other decision management and support systems as well as with its collaborative digital management solution, Genetec Clearance.This integration will make it easier to introduce Blighter’s maintenance free solid-state micro-Doppler radars and tracker into airports providing improved situational awareness but without adding to the complexity of installed systems.Another benefit of the Blighter/Security Center integration is the ability to create Dynamic Virtual (non-physical) Perimeters across an airport site. This is helpful for providing CZ/RZ (controlled zone/restricted zone) separation monitoring but it is particularly useful for the many airports undergoing expansion or enhancement projects. The ability to build Dynamic Virtual Perimeters around work areas is hugely attractive both as a cost-saving measure and as a means of reducing disruption inside an operating area that is already very crowded and busy.Genetec Security Center is a unified security platform that blends IP security systems within a single intuitive interface to simplify operations. From access control, video surveillance, and automatic license plate recognition to communications, intrusion detection, and analytics, Security Center provides enhanced situational awareness, unified command and control, and connectivity to the Cloud.Blighter’s passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radars, featuring Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) micro-Doppler fast scan capability, perform well in cluttered airport environments, detecting small and slow-moving targets with minimal false alarms. The radars deliver a 24x7x365 all-weather persistent surveillance capability.The Blighter B400 series radar is most popular for airports, as it can detect and track a person walking at a distance of 11 km (6.8 miles), a person crawling at 4.6 km (2.9 miles) or a large moving vehicle at 25 km (15.5 miles) and then cue a camera system to follow and identify the targets. The Blighter radar can be mounted high up on existing airport infrastructure thereby minimising installation costs and maximising surveillance as the radar can see over obstacles including aircraft and vehicles.last_img read more

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The mysterious message of the injured Arthur + PHOTO

first_imgJuventus’ new midfielder Arthur sent a mysterious message on social media.The carioca, who will finish the season in Barcelona, ​​published a photo in which he juggles a ball in the garden. His words below the photo are quite interesting: “A passion you can’t take away from me.”In Spain, they believe the message is against Blaugranas coach Kike Setien and management. The specialist anchored Arthur on the bench in the last matches of the season. Apparently, the Brazilian is not very happy with the fact that the bosses put him on the stall, pressing him for a transfer. The footballer said “yes”, but he pulled away for a long time and wanted to stay at the Nou Camp stadium.The Catalans will receive 72 million euros from Juventus, and another 10 million euros are pledged in the form of bonuses. After the deal was finalized, Arthur became a “hard bench”, and his last participation for Barça was in the 2: 2 draw with Celta in Vigo, when he played … 4 minutes.last_img read more

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