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 Rutland County Parent Child Center, a locally based non-profit, demonstrated the most need, budget constraints, outdated equipment and dedication to serving their clients.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and referral early childhood programs, community development and on-site services.RCPCC is currently utilizing very outdated equipment donated to the agency, including computers and a networked server. Their two donated copiers are also severely out of date and require a great deal of ongoing maintenance.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 The staff is struggling with old, failing computers and outdated software.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

Gastroenteritis cases in Dominica has reduced significantly

first_img 8 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Gastroenteritis cases in Dominica has reduced significantly by: – December 22, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Gastroenteritis image. Photo credit: trialx.comThe number of gastroenteritis cases on the island has significantly reduced however health officials say precautionary measures should not stop.The Health Ministry reported of an outbreak of the communicable disease on the island two weeks ago, with a total of forty-one cases and warned of a possible increase if food safety requirements were not adhered to.However Communicable Diseases Surveillance officer in the Ministry of Health Dr. Shaludin Ahmed has reported that the figure has reduced significantly.“The number went down to fifteen which is much lower than the previous two weeks. In the previous two weeks we had 33 and 36 but the general public should maintain hand hygiene; the frequent washing of hands before eating food and after coming from the washroom. Drinking clean water is essential. If people do not know how to prepare clean drinking water they can contact us and we will show them how to do so,” he said.Dr. Shaludin is also encouraging persons to learn how to prepare oral hydration fluid in the event of diarrhea.“If anyone is suffering from a diarrhea disease, medical care is essential. Persons should also bring stool samples to the hospital,” he added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

More migrant families receive hampers

first_imgScores of Venezuelan migrant families residing in the Khan Hill community, Region One (Barima-Waini) on Sunday received food hampers in time for the Christmas holiday.The hampers contained basic food items such as canned beans, oil, milk, and biscuits. This initiative was a collaborative effort of the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry; the Civil Defence Commission; the International Organisation for Migration (IOM); the Regional Democratic Council and the Guyana Defence Force.According to the Department of Public Information, Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe was on the ground leading the undertaking.The Minister said it was Guyana’s international obligation to make sure that our neighbours were cared for. “We are here to ensure that they have an enjoyable Christmas” Garrido-Lowe added.The Minister said that with the number of migrant children at Khan Hill, she would ensure they receive toys for the holidays.Further, preparations are being made to assist Venezuelan families in other areas in Region One. Last week, a similar exercise was conducted in Kaikan in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) for the migrant families living there.Over the past few months, Guyana has seen an increase in the number of Venezuelans crossing the border to escape the political and socio-economic crisis in their homeland.The Government has been working to ensure that these migrants are documented and vaccinated upon entry and housed in reliable shelters.last_img read more

KFC on board with martial arts championship

first_imgAs the Korean International Martial Arts Guyana (KIMAG) gears up to host its third annual Guyana South America Undiscovered Championship, KIMAG Chairman Roland Eudoxie has specified a number of plans that will be featured at the martial arts extravaganza, slated for July 20-22.The event, which will be held at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue, will not only feature a Health and Business Expo but also showcase a Tang Soo Do Seminar facilitated by KJN Eric Kovaleski and Tae Bo Fitness Training under the supervision of KJN Billy Blanks.It is the hope of KIMAG that these efforts will go a long way towards strengthening and creating a top-notch developmental programme for the martial arts arena. KIMAG anticipates that the Guyana South America Undiscovered Martial Arts Championship will serve as a hub for the popularisation of martial arts as it was working closely with the Government of Guyana, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the Private Sector to create a lasting strong and effective partnership.As part of that mandate, KFC Guyana has come on board as a major sponsor of the three-day event, which will be held under the theme “Bridging Boundaries, Uniting and Discovering Potentials”.In a small presentation ceremony at the company’s head office, KIMAG Chairman Eudoxie stated that KFC was willing from the start to offer support to this initiative. As such, Korean International would like to thank KFC for coming on board and the Chairman noted that the sponsorship would definitely add to the success of the event in July.KFC Guyana Marketing Manager Livasti Bhooplall has indicated that the fast food giant was excited to be associated with youth development.“Martial arts and sports in particular are avenues that instil discipline in our youths and we wish Korean International the very best with the competition,” she said.In addition to the monetary support of this initiative, KFC will also offer five youths the opportunity to benefit from a martial arts training programme, in Guyana.last_img read more

2 policemen and two civilians killed by BLA Terrorists in Karachi Chinese

first_imgA terror attack targeting the Chinese Consulate situated in Karachi’s Clifton area was foiled by security forces on Friday, leaving at least seven people dead including all three terrorists.Two policemen lost their lives due to multiple injuries caused by explosive material and two civilians, a father and son, named Zahir Shah and Abdul Karim, were also killed in the attack, Dr Jamali said.“Zahir Shah and Abdul Karim hailing from Quetta were visiting the embassy to apply for Chinese visas were killed in the attack,” police officials said. A private security guard was injured in the blast. The police officers were identified as Assistant Sub Inspector Ashraf Dawood and Constable Amir, while the private security guard was identified as Muhammad Juman.The heavily-guarded E-Street neighbourhood, which is considered a red zone, is home to a number of upscale restaurants, diplomatic missions and schools. The schools and eateries were locked down while a clearance operation was initiated.Gunshots and multiple blasts were heard in the area between 9:30am and 10am. Images from the area showed smoke rising from the Chinese Consulate building, which also serves as the residence for Chinese diplomats and other staff.The attackers first opened fire at a checkpost, then detonated a hand grenade in the area. Additional Inspector General Amir Shaikh said that the attackers had parked their vehicle at some distance from the embassy before moving towards it.Defence analyst and security contractor Ikram Sehgal, whose company’s guards have been posted at the consulate, said that the attackers engaged in an exchange of fire with policemen. After the policemen were martyred, he said, the attackers proceeded towards the gate of the consulate. However, the guards were quick to usher civilians with consular business into the building and shut the gates behind them. Chinese staff at the embassy were taken to a main building, Sehgal added.Muhammad Ashfaq, a police official said that the attackers opened fire at the consulate guards and then managed to breach the main gate and enter the building.Shortly after, the Rangers arrived in the area and an hour-long exchange of fire took place between security forces and the attackers, leaving three terrorists killed. Weapons and explosive materials were recovered from the attackers, police said.Deputy Inspector General South Javed Alam Odho told media that at least one attacker had been wearing a suicide vest which did not detonate. Three suspected suicide bombers were killed before they were able to enter the facility as forces successfully foiled the attack, Karachi Police Chief Dr Amir Shaikh said. “There were three attackers and all three have been killed… They could not even get in the compound. They tried to get into the visa section,” he said while speaking to the media outside the consulate.“The men came to the consulate in a car which was loaded with explosives,” he added.The three terrorists have been identified as Raees Baloch, Azal Khan Marri alias Sangat Dada and Abdul Razzaq Deen Muhammad.Investigation report further revealed that Abdul Razzaq Deen Muhammad is an employee of Balochistan government. Sindh government will approach Balochistan government in this regard.Police said that all Chinese staffers “are safe and secure”. At 12:15pm, a Rangers spokesman told journalists that the search operation had been completed.He added that all diplomatic staff is secure, and praised the Rangers, Police and FC personnel for their quick response to the attack.Sindh police chief Syed Kaleem Imam and Chief Minister Murad Shah both reached the Chinese Consulate following the terror attack. Imam briefed the Chinese consul general about the combined operation conducted by security forces. He also congratulated Assistant Superintendent Police Suhai Aziz Talpur – who has been handed the charge of SP – for running the successful security operation which foiled the attack.Baloch Liberation Army, a pro-India militant organization, later claimed responsibility for the attack. A spokesman for the group told media organizations by phone that all three suicide bombers who tried to enter the Chinese Consulate and were killed belonged to BLA.BLA also released pictures of all three terrorists claiming they were from its ‘fidayeen’ group. While presiding over a special law and order meeting, Shah directed law enforcement agencies to speed up intelligence-based targeted operation against terrorists in the metropolis.Shah raised concerns over the fact that the terrorists equipped with weapons and explosives stayed somewhere in the city, then travelled from the place of their stay to Clifton but were not checked anywhere. “This shows that our road checking system needs to be stricter and more effective,” he said and directed AIG Shaikh to conduct snap checking in the city.The chief minister directed IGP Imam to look after the families of the two policemen who valiantly laid down their lives in the line of duty and also make necessary arrangements for shifting of the bodies of both the civilians to Quetta, their home town. The military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations, said: “Terrorists attempted to enter Chinese consulate. Rangers and police have got control. Three terrorists killed. All Chinese safe. Situation under control.”Nine hand grenades, Kalashnikov bullets, magazines and explosives were recovered from the possession of the terrorists, police said. “Food supplies and medicines were also recovered from their possession,” officials added. (London Post – Media Report) :- London best pest control center_img Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Imran Ismail Governor Sind taking the coffins of the killed policemen in China Karachi Consulate Terrorist Attacks by BLA terrorists in Karachilast_img read more