Source: 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 Rutland County Parent Child Center, a locally based non-profit, demonstrated the most need, budget constraints, outdated equipment and dedication to serving their clients.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and referral early childhood programs, community development and on-site services.RCPCC is currently utilizing very outdated equipment donated to the agency, including computers and a networked server. Their two donated copiers are also severely out of date and require a great deal of ongoing maintenance.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 The staff is struggling with old, failing computers and outdated software.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.
McQuaid has been increasingly beleaguered since the United States Anti-Doping Agency exposed the extent of the doping undertaken by Armstrong and various former team-mates at his United States Postal Service team. Armstrong was subsequently banned for life from the sport and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. However, the cyclist was not the only one to be subject to criticism with many pointing an accusing finger at the UCI, claiming they had swept the affair under the carpet. Pat McQuaid has secured the nomination of Cycling Ireland to stand as president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) for a third term despite being heavily criticised during the inquest into the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. Press Association McQuaid, though, has resisted calls to resign and instead wants to guide the governing body through the fallout of the Armstrong affair. The board of Cycling Ireland met on Friday and agreed to nominate McQuaid although their support came with conditions, requesting he raise concerns over governance issues with the UCI management committee. They called for a rule to be introduced whereby in future a president can serve at most two four-year terms and that no president, vice-president or management committee member can serve the UCI for more than 16 years in total in any role. Also called for was an independent review of the internal workings at the UCI with the findings to be published and the re-writing of the existing governance code and code of ethics. McQuaid said: “I am delighted and honoured that the board of Cycling Ireland has endorsed my nomination as a candidate for the presidency of the UCI in September 2013. I put myself forward to serve another term as UCI president on my record of developing the sport throughout the world and on combating the scourge of doping in cycling. “I engaged thoroughly with board members on both subjects and I welcome their recognition of my achievements and their confidence in me as UCI president. The board has requested that I raise certain concerns on governance issues with the UCI Management Committee and I have undertaken to do so. “I have set an ambitious agenda to continue developing the sport and to ensure that it remains at the forefront of the fight against doping in sport. I look forward to presenting myself for election with the support of my national federation and other federations worldwide.”