Stop Soldier Suicide Appoints Chris Ford President and Chief Executive Officer

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New executive brings decades of leadership experience and unparalleled passion to helping military-connected families.

The Board and I are confident that Chris is the right person to build on this momentum”

— Brian E. Kinsella, Executive Chairman

RALEIGH, NC, UNITED STATES, January 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Stop Soldier Suicide today announced that the Organization’s Board of Directors has appointed Chris Ford as President and Chief Executive Officer. As of today, he has assumed day-to-day leadership of the Organization. Ford, a 20-year Air Force veteran and founder of the National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO), brings decades of leadership experience and unparalleled passion to helping military-connected families. Brian E. Kinsella, Stop Soldier Suicide’s co-founder, has stepped down from his role as Chief Executive Officer and has been named Executive Chairman. Kinsella will also continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve as the CEO of Stop Soldier Suicide since founding the organization and I am incredibly proud of everything our team has accomplished together over the last eight years,” said Kinsella. “We’ve made meaningful progress in building a community and a foundation to scale our capabilities to help service members, veterans, and military families.”

“The Board and I are confident that Chris is the right person to build on this momentum,” Kinsella continued. “He is a seasoned leader with significant experience working across the veteran community and operating organizations at scale. We are lucky to have him as our next CEO.”

Before joining Stop Soldier Suicide, Ford served as the founder and CEO of NAVSO, the nation’s only association focused on improving the veteran-serving marketplace to improve the lives of veterans and military families. “I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities in front of this team at Stop Soldier Suicide,” said Ford. “We have a clear but complex mission: saving the lives of veterans. The assembled team, including staff and board members, are passionate about driving down the high rates of veteran suicide. We’re all in to do whatever it takes to change this unacceptable reality.”

Nick Black, Vice-Chairman of the Board added “After a 12-month search, we have no doubt Chris is the guy to lead Stop Soldier Suicide and the veteran community to see a day in which veterans no longer face such a high risk of suicide.”

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About Stop Soldier Suicide: Founded in 2010, Stop Soldier Suicide is the first veteran-led nonprofit focused on preventing military and veteran suicide. The organization empowers the military community by providing resources and support to all service members and their families through a comprehensive network of individuals and organizations that meet the complex needs of the community. Its resource center staff is capable of anticipating and mitigating suicide risk factors, promoting resiliency, inspiring hope, and encouraging personal growth. Stop Soldier Suicide is a registered 501(c)3 organization and a Platinum GuideStar™ nonprofit headquartered in Raleigh, NC. For more information or to support their work, visit www.stopsoldiersuicide.org or follow Stop Soldier Suicide on Facebook.

Rasheed Bellamy
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Seven top industry solution providers presenting and exhibiting at Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe 2019

Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe Conference 2019

Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe Conference 2019

Seven top industry solution providers to exhibit at Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 7, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Seven top organisations will provide their solutions to Military and Government personnel at SMi’s Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference, taking place in Prague, on the 5th and 6th March 2019.

As militaries seek to increase cooperation and engage in joint logistics operations in Central and Eastern Europe, learn about the future of defence operations and meet key solution providers at the forefront of the market. Learn more about the sponsors:

Ecolog is an international provider of supply chain, construction, technology, facility management and environmental services. From beyond the Arctic Circle to the scorching deserts, the rugged terrain of Afghanistan and Africa, they have a proven track record of responsibly and efficiently enhancing the life of hundreds of thousands of people through their service solutions. By combining their technical and management capabilities with the focus of an independent private company, they believe they can unlock the potential for all their customers by helping you to focus on your mission and core competencies, while Ecolog takes care of the rest Ecolog will be presenting on day 1 of the conference; presentation details to follow.

Fazer Food Solutions provide both freeze-dried dishes and ready-made dishes in soft preserve, called 24 Hour Meals and are used by many around the world. Through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, NSPA, they deliver combat troops to a number of countries' defence forces. We deliver daily servings to help workers and military in disaster areas. Their soft preserves and freeze-dried dishes are packed with month-long expeditions with adventurers and in the backpack on day trips. With a wide range of good meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner there is a dish that suits everyone regardless of the nature of the experience.

HIAB is the world’s leading provider of on-road load handling equipment. HIAB products maximise the functionality of every military vehicle within the logistic fleet, offering savings in cost, time and manpower. Support is available in most parts of the world throughout a product’s full service-life. From the early stages of design, whole life costs are considered, to ensure you receive a life-long cost-effective solution.

International SOS have been providing their clients with an unrivalled service, supported by invaluable local knowledge on a global scale, for 33 years. With pioneering preventative programmes strengthened by local expertise, they deliver emergency assistance during critical illness, accident or civil unrest. Working with International SOS, multinational corporate clients, governments, militaries and NGOs can mitigate the risks for their people working remotely or overseas. International SOS will be presenting on day 1 of the conference; presentation details to follow.

KH, Inc. offers Aviation and Marine fuel procurement and logistic solutions for Military and Government operators including contract fuel management, open market procurement, and payment solutions. KHI is the exclusive contractor of the U.S. Government AIR Card® and SEA Card® programs. KH will present 'Military Fuel Procurement Solution' on day 1 of the conference

THIELMANN WEW is a world leader in containerised fuel and water systems for the military and civil defence markets. Ranging in size from 200L to 50,000L, THIELMANN WEW pressure vessels are approved to transport and store fuel and water across air, land and sea logistics chains worldwide. All their container systems are built to meet your specific requirements, and can be 100% tailored to meet operational envelopes. In addition to building tanks to the highest standards, THIELMANN WEW specialises in complex pumping and preservation for water supply and refuelling of land and rotary / fixed-wing assets. THIELMANN WEW supports these systems through their entire lifecycle (25 years or more), supporting, repairing and maintaining equipment as needed. WEW: A Thielmann Company will be presenting on day 1 of the conference; presentation details to follow.

As a leading fuel solutions and logistics provider for industries, militaries and governments around the globe, World Fuel Services (A Fortune 100 Company – NYSE INT: 93) delivers integrated fuel solutions to customers in the marine, land, and aviation segments. With expertise in: fuel supply, logistics, operations, technology, and finance, they provide end-to-end support so that their customers can focus on their core business. World Fuel Services Europe Limited will present 'Matching Fuel Demand to Requirements' on day 1 of the conference.

Register for the conference by 31st January 2019 to save £100 off the registration price, book online at http://www.defence-logistics.eu/einpress

The conference is proudly sponsored by: Ecolog, Fazer Food Solutions, HIAB, International SOS, KH Inc, WEW and World Fuel Services.

Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe
5th-6th March 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

Media: Contact Natasha Boumediene on nboumediene@smi-online.co.uk
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Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

Natasha Boumediene
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Army Head Quarters & DE&S, UK MoD to brief on Rotary Safety-Operations & Equipment Management at Defence Aviation Safety

SMi Group Reports: The Defence Aviation Safety Conference will have a dedicated focus on rotary safety-operations and equipment management

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 7, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Defence Aviation Safety Conference, taking place at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, London on the 29th and 20th April 2019, will feature two senior briefings on Rotary Safety-Operations and Equipment Management:

Rear Admiral Jon Pentreath, Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, Army Head Quarters, will present: ‘Managing Complex and Varied Rotary Operations Whilst Ensuring Safety’, covering:

• How JHC manage safety cases and priorities
• Delivering rotary support for the UK armed forces: why safety must be front of mind for all operations
• Engineering and maintenance considerations for platform turn around and rapid deployment

Air Vice Marshal Graham Russell, Director Helicopters, DE&S, UK MoD, will present: ‘DE&S Strategies to Ensure Safe Operations of UK Helicopter Platforms’, covering:

• Creating a safety culture across DE&S
• Optimising airworthiness through a more effective certification process
• Safety standards and metrics
• Ensuring all platforms are mission ready and at full operational capacity

Supported by the Defence Safety Authority (DSA), UK MoD, this highly anticipated two-day event will bring together senior military leaders with responsibility for safety in the aviation domain as well as international defence experts from government and industry.

The conference will be chaired by Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Director General, Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD, who stated:

“The aim is to promote cooperation and continuous improvement in military aviation and in developing fields such as cyber, space and unmanned systems. While the primary focus of this event will be on safety in Defence aviation it will also be of interest to those involvement in the acquisition and safe operation of unmanned systems and to those concerned with the certification of all equipment types. The DSA will once again be supporting this event, and I encourage participation from across Defence organisations and industry.”

The conference brochure and full speaker line up is available to download from: http://www.defenceaviationsafety.com/ein

Book your place online to qualify for a £200 Early Bird Discount – valid only until 31st January 2019.

To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, please contact: Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email smalick@smi-online.co.uk

Defence Aviation Safety Conference
29 – 30 April 2019, London, UK
REGISTER BY 31/01/19 AND SAVE £200

http://www.defenceaviationsafety.com/ein

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About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

Shannon Cargan
SMi Group
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Steven R. Pietro explores the struggle of veteran homelessness

Steven Pietro

Military supplies business owner and founder Steven R. Pietro uncovers the struggles faced by America's homeless veterans.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, January 3, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — With cases of homelessness among U.S. veterans continuing to rise, it's currently estimated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that as much as 12 percent of the country's homeless population consists of veterans, according to Steven R. Pietro. This, says Pietro, a Florida businessman and law graduate, is largely the result of a lack of adequate or available support networks, insufficient affordable housing, and more general financial insecurity.

While the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development suggests that over 40,000 American veterans are currently understood to be homeless, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans recently revealed that the number considered 'at risk' was substantially higher. "Approximately 1.4 million veterans in the U.S. are considered 'at risk' of homelessness, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans," explains Pietro.

"Veteran homelessness," he continues, "is also both a cause and effect of poor mental health and addiction issues, just two of a long list of a further, complex range of factors."

According to Steven R. Pietro, a significant number of veterans, whether homeless or not, or otherwise considered at risk of homelessness, live with the persistent, continuing effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. This, he says, is a common trigger for alcohol and substance abuse.

As such, and with the top priority for homeless veterans often long-term, safe housing within a supportive environment free of drugs and alcohol, Steven Pietro is keen to facilitate change, both in the state of Florida and elsewhere across the United States. "Addressing the urgent requirement for affordable housing is vital," he suggests, "as is providing ongoing, valuable skills training, and creating employment opportunities for out-of-work veterans."

Supporting valuable, skilled work for veterans, he says, is something which affords not only a feeling of purpose but also a healthy source of income, both of which are understood to help prevent against additional cases of veteran homelessness. "Myself and my company are, as a result, seeking to drive employment opportunities and facilitate work for veterans via partnerships with local businesses and organizations," Pietro explains, "while also promoting a better understanding of the social challenges faced by our country's incredible veterans in the process."

Steven R. Pietro is owner and founder of Justice Government Supply, Inc., a Native American service-disabled veteran owned business proudly serving the women and men of the U.S. armed forces with a complete catalog of the very best steaks, roasts, select butcher chops and more across the globe. "The percentage of homelessness among veterans has risen greatly in recent years, such as in Palm Beach, for example," he goes on to reveal, "where the number of homeless veterans is estimated to have increased by as much as 70 percent."

He continues, "Many people will give $10 and think it will make an impact, yet I believe in, and like to take, a much more hands-on approach."

"What's more," Pietro adds, wrapping up, "to see a smile on a veteran's face is all the reward I need."

Chris Hinman
Web Presence, LLC
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MSAB Sign up to the Border Security Conference, taking place in Rome in February

MSAB Sign up to the Border Security Conference, taking place in Rome in February

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 3, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Event organisers SMi Group are delighted to announce that MSAB will sponsor, speak and exhibit at the 12th annual Border Security conference, taking place in Rome on the 12th and 13th February 2019.

MSAB is a pioneer in forensic technology for mobile device examination. With offices worldwide and products in over 100 countries, MSAB has a global reach. The company has been involved with mobile communications since 1984 and has a singular focus on the forensic recovery of data from mobile devices.

SMi Group's sell-out conference series returns with an agenda curated to reflect various nation's continuous progress and strategies to achieve ‘seamless and autonomous’ border controls across land, sea and air.

The agenda is available at: http://www.bordersec.com/einpr

Day 1 will focus on maritime border security (the global migration crisis, European border control operations, the first permanent kiosk-based border control solution in the EU), airport border security(next-Generation Biometrics, seamless border initiatives, preventing terrorist attacks, data analytics), migration management (Steps taken to reduce the risks and effects of cross border criminality, future initiatives, EU strategy).

Day 2 will focus on border biometrics and data management (US borders, the evolution of technology), international co-operation (cross-border partnerships between INTERPOL, improving networking capabilities), border policing strategies, counter cross border terrorism and border security(lessons learnt, a case study on Turkey, Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco).

Industry and government organisations presenting at the conference, include: Italian Navy, Portuguese Navy, US Department of Homeland Security, Airpol, Interpol, Europol, EU lisa, Government of Aruba, Finnish Customs, Swedish Police Authority, OSCE, German Federal Police, IOM – International Organization for Migration, Brussels Airport Company, Identity for Services, European Union Dedication to Turkey, Hungarian National Police, Estonian Police and Border Guard Administration, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Borders & Immigration, Leonardo, Vancouver Airport Authority, Gatekeeper Intelligent Security, Worldreach Software, Cellebrite, MSAB and more.

For those interested in attending 2019’s Border Security conference; booking(s) can be made online at: http://www.bordersec.com/einpr

The full conference brochure can be downloaded from the event website.

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, contact Sadia Malick, Director on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email smalick@smi-online.co.uk

For delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk

The 12th Annual Border Security Conference
12-13 February 2019
Rome, Italy

Gold Sponsors: Gatekeeper Intelligent Security, Leonardo, SITA, Vancouver Airport Authority
Sponsors and Exhibitors: Cellebrite, MSAB, WorldReach Software

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About SMi Group: Established since 1993, SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

Shannon Cargan
SMi Group
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Four weeks until the 12th Annual Mobile Deployable Communications Conference in Poland

Mobile Deployable Communications Conference 2019

Mobile Deployable Communications Conference 2019

SMi are delighted to announce the Mobile Deployable Communications conference, returning to Warsaw, Poland on the 31st January and 1st February 2019.

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 2, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — With the ability to effectively communicate driving the tempo of the modern battlespace, the need to know ‘where I am, where my friends are and where the enemy is’ remains fundamental for the success of any operation.

This critical requirement has become ever more vital as militaries deploy in degraded environments to tackle asymmetrical threats and electronic warfare technologies which risk disrupting the allied ability to effectively operate.

The key topics that will be discussed at the event include SatCom on the move, Software defined radios, Ground terminals and network-enabled capabilities, Standardising C4ISR networks, Building tactical CIS networks and maximising data telemetry resiliency, Operational feedback, and Research and development.

The brochure with the full two-day agenda can be downloaded from the event website, at http://www.mobiledeployable.com/einpress.

This highly anticipated event boasts strong support of the Polish Armed Forces, who will be in attendance and provide a host nation opening address.

Host Nation Presenters include:
• Chairman: Colonel Grzegorz Szmit, Chief of the IT Infrastructure Branch J6, Polish Armed Forces
• Brigadier General Robert Drozd, Chief of the Command and Control, J6 Directorate, Polish Armed Forces
• Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiul, Head of Cyber Security Laboratory, Military Communications Institute
• Dr Joanna Sliwa, Head of C4I Systems, Military Communications Institute

With only four weeks remaining, register soon to guarantee your place, at http://www.mobiledeployable.com/einpress.

Mobile Deployable Communications Conference 2019
Conference: 31st January – 1st February 2019
Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Poland

SMi are proud to have the following event sponsors and exhibitors, including Blackned GmbH, General Dynamics, Hytec Inter, Thuraya and Viasat.

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, contact Sadia Malick, Director on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email smalick@smi-online.co.uk

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About SMi Group: Established since 1993, SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion, leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk.

Shannon Cargan
SMi Group
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VCC Rolls Out Additional Base Options in New T-1 3/4 Sub-miniature LED Line

T-1 3/4 Sub Miniature LED Lamp VCClite VCC

T-1 3/4 Sub Miniature LED Lamp VCClite VCC

No matter the socket base, VCC has a sub-mini incandescent replacement in new T-1 3/4 LEDs

We’re pleased to release our entire lineup of T-1 3/4 Sub-miniature LEDs, making it as easy as possible for customers to upgrade from incandescents to LEDs.”

— Sannah Vinding

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES, December 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Visual Communications Company Rolls Out Additional Base Options in New T-1 3/4 Sub-miniature LED Line

Complete Suite of Direct Incandescent Replacements Ideal for Retrofitting Small Indicators

Visual Communications Company (VCC), a global leader in
illuminated components announced the availability of its new direct incandescent replacement lamps in
the T-1 3/4 Sub-miniature LED lamps.

Last month, the bi-pin models were announced and made available to VCC’s distribution channels. This
most recent rollout completes the T-1 3/4 class of LEDs outperform their incandescent counterparts in
every way.

Designed to fit directly into standard sockets, these LEDs are available in a wide selection of bases,
including bi-pin, bayonet, flange, groove, screw and wedge.
With voltages ranging from 2 to 28 VDC, these new T-1 3/4 sub-minis provide fast and easy installation for
customers in a wide range of applications, including instrumentation, maintenance and warning indication
as well as industrial equipment.
By replacing incandescent bulbs with these high-performing LEDs, manufacturers, designers — and even
end users — can take advantage of:
• Up to a 90 percent increase in energy efficiency
• Reliable indication for up to 10 years or 100,000 hours
• Zero downtime for maintenance or bulb replacements

The T-1 3/4 models are available in a range of colors including red, amber, green, orange, blue and white.
A bi-color red and green option is also available.

“We’re pleased to release our entire lineup of T-1 3/4 Sub-miniature LEDs,“ stated Sannah Vinding,
Director of Product Development and Marketing at VCC. “Making it as easy as possible for customers to
upgrade from incandescents to LEDs and enjoy all the benefits of better illumination is one of the many
ways we’re committed to clients in the industrial market and beyond.”

The full suite of T-1 3/4s will be available through VCC’s distribution channels in December 2018, with
additional product launches on the horizon in 2019. Learn more about the T-1 3/4 Sub-miniature LEDs
here.

About VCC
Visual Communications Company, LLC (VCC) is a recognized leader in the illuminated electronic global
market with unparalleled distribution of high quality, reliable LED-based components, solutions and
customer service. Over the past 40 years, VCC has been an innovative developer and manufacturer of a
broad product line for commercial and industrial markets including aerospace, medical device, telecom,
transportation, people movers, IoT indication, hospitality and architectural lighting solutions.
VCC has earned the reputation for being one of the easiest and best companies to do business with
by continually exceeding customer expectations. VCC has changed the way customers communicate
with illuminated components. Headquartered in San Diego, California with international manufacturing
operations, you can learn more at vcclite.com

Sannah Vinding
VCC- Visual Communications Company
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Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Employ New Technology To Protect Crowds From Vehicle Mitigation

Vehicle barriers at Rose Bowl Stadium

Security officials expand use of Archer 1200 barriers at stadium and key parade locations. Barriers stop vehicles yet maintain pedestrian and emergency access.

Of course, we are concerned about ensuring that pedestrians and vehicles are safely separated.”

— Pasadena Police Lieutenant Sean Dawkins

PASADENA, CA, US, December 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — With hundreds of thousands of spectators expected to attend the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade and game, Pasadena Police and security executives are calling on the latest in vehicle mitigation technology to protect crowds.

For the first time, Pasadena Police are extending the use of Meridian Rapid Defense Group’s Archer 1200 portable vehicle barrier to key areas around the perimeter of the parade. The engineered steel barrier was successfully used last year at the main entrance of the Rose Bowl Stadium. Deployments this year have been expanded to multiple locations. They can be seen by the public at the Rose Bowl Stadium or the parade route at Colorado and Orange Grove Bridge.

Protecting attendees during the city’s highest profile event is a daunting task – one that is complicated by the mix of pedestrians and vehicles sharing access to many of the city’s streets.

“We will have more than 700,000 people lining the parade route and traveling on foot through the downtown area,” said Pasadena Police Lieutenant Sean Dawkins. “Of course, we are concerned about ensuring that pedestrians and vehicles are safely separated.”

The Archer 1200 barrier is a certified solution meeting both U.S. and European standards of protection. A particular benefit for an event like the parade festivities is that the barriers stop vehicles without impeding the free flow of pedestrian foot traffic.

“It is very important for us to strike a balance,” said Rose Bowl Stadium Chief Operating Officer George Cunningham. “Public safety is our number one priority. The Archer 1200 solution allows us to use state of the art protection and still have the ability to efficiently admit nearly 100,000 visitors into the stadium.”

With hostile vehicle attacks on the rise worldwide, municipal police and security operatives must develop comprehensive plans for any event drawing significant outdoor crowds. Often times, cities must resort to using ad hoc measures that are not tested for effectiveness. These include cement rails and plastic water barriers which are designed to keep cars on the freeway as well as public vehicles like trash trucks, fire engines, and squad cars. The latter poses a significant risk of equipment costs should an incident occur.

“Cities know there is a real need for protection,” said Peter Whitford, CEO of Pasadena-based Meridian Rapid Defense Group, the manufacturer of the Archer 1200. “We designed our product to address the real technology void in HVM (hostile vehicle mitigation). Beyond the first step which is certified performance, our barriers offer ease of deployment and flexibility. This allows law enforcement to place the barriers where needed and react to any change in threat level.”

The Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Stadium will be utilizing more than 65 barrier units across four high-access locations. This more than doubles the fleet used for the 2018 Rose Bowl Game. Placement of the barriers restricts non-authorized access but also allows for entry of emergency vehicles if required.

The Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game take place on January 1, 2019. For more information about Meridian Rapid Defense Group or the Archer 1200 Vehicle Barrier, visit www.betterbarriers.com.

Syd Smith
Meridian
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New drone regulations put Zuppa’s growth plans on fast track; to raise USD 10 million

Founder & CEO

It has raised USD 1 million from IndiaNivesh Special Situations and Growth Fund and MapMyIndia

MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, December 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — New drone regulations put Zuppa’s growth plans on fast track

Company planning to raise about USD10 million funds in the next few months to fuel its expansion plans.

Already raised USD1 million from IndiaNivesh Special Situations and Growth Fund and MapMyIndia

Mumbai, December 27: Drone manufacturer Zuppa is planning to raise about USD10 million funds over the next few months to fuel its expansion plans. The company’s plans comes after the Union government recently came out with new regulations on the use of drones by private citizens by lifting a 2014 ban.

Zuppa, owned by Chennai-based Sree Sai Aerotech Innovations Pvt. Ltd. (SSAI), plans to use the funds to scale up its existing products that have been developed using its proprietary technology and penetrate existing markets.

The expansion plans include developing newer applications for its core drone technology and service the jump in demand for its AIS 140 compliant Vehicle Tracking and Telematics Systems (VTS), which are mandated by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORTH) as well as among automobile OEMs.

Zuppa’s founder Sai Pattabiram said, “Our bankers have identified few VCs and strategic investors and we look at closing the funding round in the next two quarters and the company has already raised USD1 million from IndiaNivesh Special Situations and Growth Fund and MapMyIndia, a GPS navigation and tracking solution provider.”

Pattabiram said that the company is now ready to expand in its core drone manufacturing space after the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) came out with the new set of regulations which came into effect from first of this month. The regulation classifies remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or drones as nano, micro, small, medium and large drones along with the do’s and dont’s of flying these drones.

He added that “Zuppa designs and manufactures its drones in India and also have a global patent for their drone technology. The company is a process of manufacturing an aeroplane-like drone (about one meter in length) that can be used to map larger areas in a shorter time and can be used in mapping and monitoring agricultural lands. Pattabiram said such drone can monitor 1000 acres of land in just one flight.”
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had come out with a new set of regulations in August this year and the same has come into effect from December 1. The Company is actively engaging with Civil Aviation authorities being the only manufacturer of Drones in India to ensure successful implementation of the regulations and the future of the drone industry in India.

About Zuppa:
Sree Sai Aerotech Innovations Pvt. Ltd. (SSAI), was founded in the year 2008, by a father-son duo, Sai Pattabiram and Venkatesh Sai. The Company has developed embedded tech products based on its own proprietary patented technology and aims to increase the efficiency and reliability of various traditional embedded electronic systems in the industry.
SSAI has successfully developed various applications by adapting its’ proprietary cutting-edge drone technology including:
• GPS land Levellers
• Vehicle Tracking & Telematics Systems (VTS)
• Industrial IoT and data transmission Solution
• Low-cost Genset Automation System for remote operation of Diesel Gensets

For further information kindly contact:
Mr. Mayuresh Pawar | zuppa@proseintegrated.com | +91 91369 63248
Ms. Pooja Thakkar | zuppa@proseintegrated.com | +91 74004 28489

Setu
Prose Integrated
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Fruitful 2018 Heralds Positive Change for Signature Gives Back, Inc.

Walking the Gleneagles Course for Nov. 8 SGB Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament

The Signature Real Estate Companies Proudly Endorsing Efforts of Grassroots Signature Gives Back, Building on REALTOR® Volunteerism and Charitable Giving

Be the Change You Wish to See in This World.”

— Wendy Pressner

DELRAY BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, December 25, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Boca Raton, FL, Dec. 21, 2018— Signature Gives Back, Inc. (SGB), the philanthropic outreach of The Signature Real Estate Companies (Signature), has continued its growth pattern in 2018, garnering the national attention of charities interested in its grassroots approach and participating REALTOR® volunteerism. SGB’s goodwill measures up to a report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), a December study indicating REALTORS®, in general, donate more money than the average American to charitable causes/organizations.

SGB has been very active with various fundraisers addressing real-time needs, including the tragedies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Parkland, FL, and Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, PA, and the housing expenses of two families devastated by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. SGB has been proactive as well, addressing the continual needs for volunteers and funding for local charities and causes.

Its most successful 2018 event, SGB’s Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament, Nov. 8, 2018 at Gleneagles Country Club, Delray Beach (to benefit both SGB and UnLIMBited Foundation), was wildly popular with participating golfers and Cocktail Reception attendees from Signature and the greater South Florida community.

“Our golfers enjoyed themselves immensely and expressed their appreciation as to how organized and entertaining the event was, especially considering that it was our inaugural tournament, says Event Co-Chair Jack Jaiven. He attributes the event’s rousing success to his hard-working and creative team, including Event Co-Chairs Ivan M Benjamin, Jr., Melainey Gunning, Robert Gleichenhaus and Wendy Pressner, who worked tirelessly for the worthiest of causes: children and their families.

Auction Chairs Gayle Elliott, Judith LeComte, Rachel Gleichenhaus, and Sung Knowles produced a “beautifully arranged Silent Auction that included several valuable travel packages, attractive golf foursomes, sports memorabilia, and many other valuable delights,” says Jaiven. A number of signed celebrity auction items curated by the Signature team—including those donated by a band member of Judas Priest and golf great Jack Nicklaus—were the centerpieces that anchored the highly successful live auction.

Produced in a brief five-month window, SGB’s charity golf tournament netted more than $20,000, a standout achievement for the relatively young 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit. SGB awarded a significant grant from the event proceeds to the UnLIMBited Foundation’s “Tommy Fund.” Tommy Morrissey, the renowned 8-year-old, one-arm golf prodigy, who was Guest of Honor at the tournament, was featured by local ESPN and WPTV-5 news shortly after the event.

Earlier in the year, SGB dedicated three grants, to KidSafe Foundation, Wayne Barton Study Center, and one that was life-changing to the family of a teenage survivor of the tragic Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The group continues to collect from the sales of its #PittsburghStrong #EndHate wristbands for the surviving family
members of those killed during an anti-Semitic attack on members of the Tree of Life Congregation.

With recognition and gratitude for the exceptional leadership and dedication of Wendy Pressner (former SGB Committee Co-Chair) during her nearly three-year tenure, Jaiven, Executive Vice President of The Signature Real Estate Companies and VicePresident of SGB’s Board of Directors recently welcomed Dana Levy and Karen Evans as his two new SGB Committee Co-Chairs; The trio has initiated a number of new strategies for selecting its charitable causes for future grants.

With its pulse on the health and well-being of South Florida’s individuals and families, SGB continues to “Be the Change You Wish to See in This World.” For more trending info, please visit SignatureGivesBack.com, and email info@signaturegivesback.com.

Dana A. Levy, MHS, CRC, MRP, REALTOR®
Signature Gives Back, Inc.
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Source: EIN Presswire