Rutland County Parent Child Center wins $25,000 SymQuest office makeover

first_imgSource: SymQuest Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest Group, Inc. announced today that Rutland County Parent Child Center, Inc. (RCPCC) was chosen as the winning applicant for the Third SymPowered Office Makeover from SymQuest — worth $25,000. Rutland County Parent Child Center, a locally based non-profit, demonstrated the most need, budget constraints, outdated equipment and dedication to serving their clients. Since 1985, RCPCC has nurtured strengths, growth and independence of children and families in the Rutland area. The RCPCC believes that families and their children have the right to family-centered, comprehensive high quality services. They deliver these services through home-based programs, playgroups, parent education and support, information and referral early childhood programs, community development and on-site services.RCPCC is currently utilizing very outdated equipment donated to the agency, including computers and a networked server. Their two donated copiers are also severely out of date and require a great deal of ongoing maintenance. Funded by state and federal grants that are continually being cut, the Center has been unable to divert any funding to address their technological handicaps and obstacles for several years and sees no immediate change in that.“We are grateful to SymQuest for this much needed support! A SymPowered Office Makeover will dramatically improve how we serve our clients, enabling us to better fulfill our mission of helping families be successful in our community. With this Makeover, RCPCC staff will have more time to spend with families and children and have to spend less time trying to deal with technology issues. RCPCC is proud to be the recipient of this donation,” commented Caprice Hover, Executive Director of RCPCC.“Communications, confidentiality, accountability and efficiency are critical to RCPCC meeting their clients’ needs. Their current computer infrastructure, a key element to the organization’s success, is in a fragile state. The staff is struggling with old, failing computers and outdated software. RCPCC is seriously in need of a more efficient means for their 43 employees to complete and file client reports, process time-sheets and payroll, submit data required by state and federal agencies, report financial data for accountability and to communicate via email,” said Joe Noonan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, SymQuest. “As a result of the SymPowered Office Makeover, RCPCC’s office infrastructure, communications systems and processing of reports will be drastically improved and streamlined. RCPCC will better be able to provide information to state and federal agencies, as required by law. The training and support aspect of the Office Makeover will get RCPCC’s systems up-to-date,” continued Noonan.The SymPowered Office Makeover includes: a server, multi-functional device (all-in-one copier, scanner, fax and printer), laptop(s), labor costs for technicians/engineers, monitored network service for one year, as well as some fun extras.“We are pleased to offer this unique, exciting opportunity from SymQuest. We have just completed the SymPowered Office Makeover in Keene, NH at CHESCO. This is our third Makeover to date, totaling $75,000. We plan to continue this tradition of giving back to the communities in which we work, live and play,” said Sudbay.last_img read more

Forex Hike May Affect Completion of Enyimba Stadium

first_imgThere are fears now that the Enyimba Stadium project may still face further delay before being completed in spite of the N100 million released early this week by the Abia State government to the contractor handling the project.The delay would be as a result of hike in forex that has seen the Naira coming to an all time low.A competent source in Umuahia disclosed that the contractor, Monimichelle had before now only imported part of the materials needed for the project while waiting to get more funds from the Abia State government. THISDAY learnt that as things stand now with the Naira and the euro exchange rate standing at over N400 to one, there would be a variation in the cost of the project to be realised.“The exchange rate keeps going up everyday against the Naira. And with the delay in the release of funds on the part of government, there is no magic the contractor can perform. All the materials needed to complete the project are being imported from Europe and that is a lot of challenge,” observed the decent source yesterday.The Samson Siasia Stadium project in Yenagoa suffered a similar fate with the state government rising to the occasion to save the situation.The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson recently doled out more funds to the tune of N350million to ensure the completion of the Yenagoa stadium likely to be commissioned before the end of the year.The Samson Siasia Stadium when completed would boast of the best playing pitch in the country. Gov Dickson has been getting accolades for making the stadium project a priority.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Heisler: Unexpectedly, the NBA finds itself in a golden age

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Or, in other words, Ka-ching!If Houston GM Daryl Morey was standing up for principle, tweeting his support of Hong Kong protesters, NBA people were accustomed to speaking out without having to pay up … as when LeBron James called Pres. Donald Trump “a bum,” which prompted no outcry from the league’s leftward-tilting audience.At a projected loss of $750 million per season, the NBA isn’t as idealistic about China. The league’s most outspoken people like James and Golden State coach Steve Kerr now say, as if all together in a chorus, they don’t know enough about China to comment.“Yes, we do have freedom of speech,” James said last fall, chiding Morey about the dangers of social media – in a tweet. “(But there) can be a lot of negative that comes with it.”Indeed, that’s why defending it is important.Showing who they really were, NBA players were anxious to get back to work … understandable as it was in a game they can only play in their youth, in a league where an undrafted rookie on a one-year deal gets at least $898,310.Silver just celebrated his fifth year in office succeeding the feisty David Stern, who routed the union in the 2011 lockout and signed for 10 years of labor peace, retiring in 2014 with the stage set for a new $24 billion TV deal and a time of prosperity they had never known.Showing a deft marketing touch that he learned from Stern, Silver is now wooing the Chinese with the promise of more preseason exhibitions and a high-visibility tour by the U.S. team before this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.“The NBA fundamentals are still strong and the league is extremely well managed,” Sal Galatioto, a leading marketing executive told Forbes. “It has hit a couple of bumps, but it is still very powerful media content and the greatest international sport after soccer.”To show what “well-managed” entails, compare what the NBA has gone through with baseball’s crisis over the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that seemed to grow daily, like the Blob in the old sci-fi movie, as even players as soft-spoken as the Angels’ Mike Trout, bashing the Astros for cheating.MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, holding one press conference after another, enraged everyone anew by dismissing the World Series champion’s Commissioner’s Trophy that he declined to take back from the Astros as a “piece of metal.”Said the Dodgers’ Justin Turner: “The only thing devaluing that trophy is that it says ‘Commissioner’ on it.”Not that it’s easy being Manfred in a game dominated by the union since it showed its power during the 1994 strike, forcing the owners to cancel a World Series, with the players jealously guarding their power ever since.The style of governing in the two leagues is explained by their history.Baseball is used to a light hand after decades of entitlement as “the national pastime,” with commissioners now acting at the pleasure of a dominant players’ union.Meanwhile, the NBA emerged from the bushes with its standing precarious, obliging its commissioners to rise to challenges.Sign stealing in baseball is hardly new. Repeating an old adage, players like the Cubs’ Mark Grace in the 1990s, and the White Sox’s Yasmani Grandal said last winter, “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.”In the most famous example, several members of the 1951 New York Giants later acknowledged stealing catchers’ signs with a telescope from their distant center field dressing room and triggering a buzzer system … which might or might not have helped Bobby Thompson hit one of the most famous home runs in baseball history to end their three-game playoff against the Brooklyn Dodgers.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAt last week’s All-Star Game, Commissioner Adam Silver projected the lost Chinese revenues at about $400 million, but he didn’t sound too upset, noting the league has clung to its values while the Chinese get over it.In other words, the NBA was successful in backing down gracefully, appearing to stand for freedom of expression … as its people signaled that they understood this can’t happen again.China?Sorry. I’ve never heard of it.“It’s substantial, I don’t want to run from that,” Silver said of the lost revenue. “We were taken off the air in China for a period of time … But I don’t have any sense that there’s any permanent damage to our business there.” That was 69 years ago, long enough for MLB commissioners to clean up the practice … a task made more difficult as the union gained power.The NBA, on the other hand, has long promoted the notion of a partnership between management and labor, which is back in a good place after years of strife with business-like Chris Paul as union president, backed by his close friend, James, who was VP until last season.The NBA endured worse crises than baseball’s current one – an actual officiating scandal with referee Tim Donaghy declaring that he threw games, charging that the league ordered him to and other referees did, too, but Stern quickly got past it, re-establishing the league’s credibility.Baseball’s current predicament is so unseemly, James offered advice, tweeting, “Listen here baseball commissioner … you need to fix this for the sake of Sports!”Unlike China, that was safe ground for LeBron, with baseball fans already upset, as Shaquille O’Neal once said, “to the highest point of upsetivity.”So it’s an unexpectedly happy day in the NBA, if not everywhere. Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City Clippers’ rhythm is missing but their spirits strong before playoff opener center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Welcome to the NBA’s Golden Age.No, really.Unimaginable as it seemed last fall in NBA’s standoff with China, the league is in the midst of its greatest boom with Forbes projecting it will set an all-time record of $9.5 billion in revenue this season, up from last season’s record $8.8 billion.The NBA has since gotten back to business… which has never been better, with prosperity more widespread than in what was considered the NBA’s zenith in the 1990s when Michael Jordan, the game’s matinee idol, led the Bulls to six titles, drawing record TV ratings… an era now eclipsed, at least financially, by this one. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Qu Bo: ”Misimović is a great player, he always knows what to do with the ball”

first_imgGuizhou Renhe, club of BiH football players Zvjezdan Misimović and Zlatan Muslimović with the victory in the last round is about the enter the next phase of the Champions League.Among the most deserving players for the results of the team are BiH football players. Player of Guizhou Renhe Qu Bo, who scored the winning goal against Mariners said that the he thinks that the biggest change to the team, compared to the last season, is actually the coming of Misimović.Qu Bo added that Misimović is indeed a great player, relaxed at the field and always knows what to do with the ball. Qu Bo noted that Misimović’s mentality helped the team a lot.last_img read more

The best Tennis Player in the World Novak Dokovic visited Pyramids in Visoko

first_imgThe best tennis player in the world, Novak Đoković, arrived in Sarajevo on Monday, and accompanied by the founder of the “Archaeological Park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun” Foundation, Semir Osmaganić, he visited the pyramids in Visoko. As confirmed to Fena news agency from the Foundation, Djokovic’s arrival was prepared for two months and he so far visited the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, the Foundation Museum and the prehistoric underground tunnels of Ravna. Djokovic is an extremely spiritual man who is interested in energy and spirituality, which is why he decided to visit the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids, and it is planned that he will stay in BiH until Wednesday, accompanied by his parents.“Bosnian valley of pyramids is the largest world complex of pyramidal structures and an archaeological phenomenon that should be researched intensely.”This was one of the conclusions from international scientific conference in which 55 leading experts from 13 countries of the world participated. Today, this research is the largest global archaeological project that attracts dozens of thousands of tourists to Visoko every year.In addition to the Bosnian Pyramid of Sun and a complex of tunnels under the valley of pyramids whose electromagnetic, ultrasound and ionized energies have healing features, the Archaeological and Tourist Park Ravne 2 was opened in this are recently. This park covers around 40.000 square meters and offers a whole series of new contents to the visitors.“Archaeological and Tourist Park Ravne 2 is something new in Europe. This unique park is a combination of archaeological, tourist, recreational and energetic contents. We turned neglected wetlands into a beautiful natural ambience. There are yoga platforms, areas for meditation and relaxation. People feel comfortable here. When you arrange an area that has been neglected for 100 years, the soil starts breathing again and paying you back multiply. It is an area where soul gets to rest,” said Semir Osmanagić.When entering the complex of tunnels, visitors notice that the temperature is significantly lower than on the outside. Another interesting fact is that temperature in the tunnel is always the same – twelve degrees. It is scientifically proven that concentration of negative ions, which clear the atmosphere from bacteria and viruses, is significantly higher in the tunnel than usual, which explains the beneficial effect of the tunnel on human body.“A healing chamber is located 220 meters from the entrance to the underground tunnel labyrinth Ravne. People who have problems such as asthma, high blood pressure, elevated sugar and similar issues can solve them precisely by staying in this healing chamber. When we enter the tunnel, our body has no enemies, and our cells can work in peace and renew our body without disturbances,” Osmanagić said.After eleven years, this project became the most active archaeological locations in the world. Every year, hundreds of volunteers from all around the world come to Visoko, together with dozens of experts. In the past seven years, 2.350 volunteers from 62 countries from six continents actively worked in this area.Tunnels Ravne are located only several kilometers from the entrance to Visoko and the entire complex is open for public 365 days a year.last_img read more