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first_imgCompetitive Computing (C2) Awarded GSA Schedule 70 ContractAward enables federal customers to purchase business-critical IT solutionsCOLCHESTER, VT October 15, 2008 Competitive Computing (C2), a recognized leader in strategic IT solutions for business, government and higher education institutes, announced today that they were awarded a Schedule 70 contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government. The GSA Schedule is the preferred vehicle for government buyers; product and service providers who have contracts on the GSA Schedule are more likely to be selected by government purchasing agents.”The use of the GSA Schedule has become an essential practice among government contracting companies,” Melissa Dever, VP of Engineering, C2 commented. “C2 has been a leading provider of application development and infrastructure solutions for State Government for nearly 10 years, delivering high-end solutions such as permit application systems, tourism websites, strategic enterprise analysis projects, and large-scale virtualization projects. The award will enable us to provide the government with a full array of IT services, including streamlined intranet, extranet and commerce solutions, networking, virtualization, and custom information system design and implementation, without the need for lengthy and costly RFP responses.Federal customers can access information about C2s services through the GSA Schedules e-Library (http://www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov/(link is external)) by searching by the contract number (Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) GS-35F-0536U), Competitive Computing, or other keywords referencing the service being sought. They can also place orders on-line through GSA Advantage (http://www.gsaadvantage.gov/(link is external)).About C2Competitive Computing (C2) is an IT consulting firm that helps businesses, government organizations and educational institutes achieve competitive advantage by leveraging advanced technology solutions. C2 provides a complementary suite of service offerings that include enterprise infrastructure, application solutions, strategic technology planning, and managed support & hosting services. Built on industry-leading technologies including Microsoft, EMC, Dell and VMware, C2s solutions are designed for integration with enterprise and third-party systems. C2 is a women-owned, small business celebrating its 15th year in business in 2008. For more information visit www.competitive.com(link is external).About GSAGSA is the premier federal acquisition and procurement force offering equipment, supplies, telecommunications, and integrated information technology solutions to customer agencies. Acting as a catalyst for nearly $66 billion in federal spending, it accounts for more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars. Approximately 12,000 GSA employees provide valuable support to other federal agencies and the general public.Contact:Jennifer HaveyMarketing [email protected](link sends e-mail)last_img read more

first_imgJamaica’s Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange, says she’s confident that the future of Jamaica’s track and field is in good hands following “the exceptional performances of the national team at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships” which ended on Sunday in Tampere, Finland.Jamaica finished second on the medals table with four gold, five silver and three bronze for a total of 12 medals.  Kenya finished at the top of the medals table with six gold, four silver and one bronze for a total of 11 medals.Particularly please with Brianna Williams performance Grange said she was particularly pleased with the performance of 16-year-old Briana Williams who secured the sprint double on Saturday after winning the 200M in a championship record of 22.50.  Williams had earlier won the 100M in a time of 11.16.“Briana is just 16 years old and she has been able to dominate athletes who are older than she is and deliver so well for Jamaica.  She is already an extraordinary athlete and we look forward to watching and supporting her for many years to come.  I had the opportunity to speak with Briana’s mother to offer sincerest congratulations on behalf of the nation and I look forward to welcoming home Briana and all the members of this very good youth team,” said Minister Grange.Williams has emulated Jamaica’s track superstar Veronica Campbell Brown in becoming one of the youngest athletes to take the sprint double at the prestigious championships.Continues to world’s sprint capital“There is no doubt that Jamaica continues to be sprint capital of the world. The performances of our young team solidify that position. I am happy to see that we are reaping rich dividends from the investment of resources, energy and time that has been put into our track and field program by all our stakeholders,” said Grange.She  also congratulated Kai Chang winner of the Discus Throw; Damion Thomas who won the 110M Hurdles; Orlando Bennett silver medalist in 100M Hurdles; Britany Anderson silver medalist in 100M Hurdles; Shiann Salmon silver medalist in the 400M Hurdles; the men’s 4x100M team who got silver in their event; the women’s 4X400M team who got the bronze; Wayne Pinnock bronze medalist in the Long Jump; and Chantz Sawyers bronze medalist in the 400 meeters.The Minister offered special encouragement to rising star Christopher Taylor who finished second in the 400 meters:“Christopher is a young athlete, a very special athlete who has been having a wonderful season over 100 and 200 meters, especially.  I am very proud of his performance in the 400 meters and this experience will help to propel him as he continues to shine for Jamaica.“I take this opportunity to commend all members of the Jamaica team that represented our country so well in Finland. We are proud of you and anticipate even greater performances in the future.”last_img read more

first_imgALOHA, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an Oregon woman fired a shotgun inside her home during an alcohol-fueled argument over gun control.Washington County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Bob Ray says no one was hurt but a neighbor’s nearby house was damaged.Officials say Susan Fleming argued with her 55-year-old boyfriend Friday night after learning he had brought his loaded 12 gauge shotgun into their Aloha home. Part of the argument included a discussion on gun safety, including how to properly handle a loaded firearm.Police say Fleming intentionally fired the shotgun and blew out a hole in a wall about the size of a softball. They say she wasn’t trying to shoot her boyfriend, who was in the room.The Oregonian reports that charges against the 51-year-old Fleming include unlawful use of a weapon and recklessly endangering another person.last_img read more