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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_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Casper Star Tribune:A Virginia businessman will be the newest coal player in Wyoming after being the sole bidder for a bankrupt firm’s coal mine in Lincoln County, according to documents filed in bankruptcy court in southern Texas on Tuesday.Westmoreland Coal Company’s Kemmerer mine will be sold to former health care executive Tom Clarke’s new company, Western Coal Acquisitions Partners LLC, for $7.5 million in cash at closing, a $112.5 million senior secured promissory note and a $95 million junior secured promissory note, according to a copy of the asset purchase agreement filed Tuesday in the bankruptcy court in Houston.Clarke’s firm will also assume the Kemmerer coal mine’s liabilities, minus contested costs of continuing health care benefits for retirees and their dependents. A union contract between Kemmerer miners and the coal company is also voided in the sale.Westmoreland filed for bankruptcy in October, citing about $1 billion in debt and a troubled coal market. The decision left the fate of the 300-employee Kemmerer coal mine in limbo. Prior to the bankruptcy filing, the company had informed the union representing Kemmerer miners that it intended to cut certain health care obligations to retirees and retiree dependents. The United Mine Workers of America had fought that decision, but the bankruptcy court ruled in favor of Westmoreland’s plea Friday to shave those liabilities. The court also ruled Friday that Westmoreland could abandon the union contract.Clarke, Kemmerer’s newest owner, said in a recent interview with the Star-Tribune that the obligations to retirees were too costly. He said the majority of the former contract would be retained. Another of Clarke’s companies, Merida Natural Resources, is a guarantor for the Kemmerer acquisition. Clarke is also acting as a personal guarantor, according to court documents.Clarke is a relatively new coal player. He was first successful as a businessman in the health industry as an owner of nursing homes. He has since dabbled in other industries and projects from hotels to iron ore. Clarke got into the coal business by buying Patriot Coal’s Appalachian assets during its bankruptcy in 2015.More: Virginia businessman’s sole bid wins Kemmerer mine, omits retiree benefits as expected It’s official: Bankrupt Westmoreland’s Kemmerer mine sold, retiree benefits eliminatedlast_img read more

first_imgOh you deadly Hemorrhagic, Ebola!           Voyaged from way Central Africa,Pour quoi tous est la?So early 10 lives your strange death had escortedFor what job done are you now hailing yourself?No matter how resolved with your plot you are against us,Very soon you no more again will toil this death bellEbola, do you even think you can quit our handshakes?Or away take our communal friendship as their myth say?Firmly our fists are fixed against you.If our medicine fails our prayer won’t doUntil no longer will your stain a soul hateFor in Him secured is our fate—-Pour quoi tous est la: In French means why are you here? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img 4 4. Is Chelsea hero Petr Cech one of the ready-made stars Brendan Rodgers will sign in January? Now click the arrow above to see a midfield tank Liverpool should pursue! – Thibaut Courtois’ fine form for the Premier League pacesetters sees the Czech shot-stopper, 32, warming the bench for Jose Mourinho’s side. Cech won’t want his career to end with a whimper though and a deal could be agreed for him to swap clubs, especially considering Rodgers’ lack of faith in Simon Mignolet. A fee of £7million has recently been mooted but Arsenal are also interested as Wojciech Szczesny’s form dips. 4 4 4 3. Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin can shore up midfield for the Reds… now click the arrow to see which striker in the prime of his career could bolster the Reds’ frontline! – Arsenal missed out on signing the France international last summer as Southampton’s exodus saw them cling desperately to one of their last remaining star names. It worked out well for the Saints but as Schneiderlin continues to impress it’s only a matter of time before he moves on. Liverpool fans may be concerned about the possibility of signing another player from Southampton for big money, but his work in front of a back four is something the Reds often poor defending would surely benefit from. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is targeting players who are the finished article in January.After seeing captain Steven Gerrard announce his intention to leave Anfield at the end of the season, the Northern Irishman wants to bring in established stars rather than continue with the club’s model of snapping up young talents from across Europe.He said: “A large part of our squad is young players but there’s no doubt that if you want to take steps forward, you need to sign ready-made players.“The model at the football club is clear in that the owners want to bring in young players in order to develop and create them into world class players.“Of course, that can be a longer and more difficult process. It is certainly something I know the owners look at. They know that not every player can be a developer.“If you’re going to keep progressing, you also need those ready-made players.”So who should Rodgers be looking to sign this transfer window? Click the arrows above to find out… 2. Andre-Pierre Gignac could be the answer to Rodgers’ striker woes – France international Andre-Pierre Gignac, 29, has been a regular goalscorer in France and only failed to hit double figures in one season out of the last seven. A tally of 12 strikes so far this campaign (up to 6 January 2015) have seen several sides register interest, especially as his contract runs out at the end of the campaign. If they fail to land him they could also cast their eyes towards Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling or Sevilla and Colombia star Carlos Bacca. 1. Is Nicolas N’Koulou the stopper who can plug Liverpool’s leaky defence? – If Rodgers is looking to tighten up at the back they could do worse than look towards Cameroon international N’Koulou. The 24-year-old already has 51 caps for his country and has played more than 100 times for Marseille in three years and could be available for £6million in January. Alternatively, he could also look at fellow Ligue 1 star Loic Perrin, who has excelled with Saint Etienne.last_img read more