SymQuest completes expansion and is hiring

first_imgSymQuest,Larry Sudbay, President and CEO of SymQuest® Group, the region’s leading provider of network and document technology solutions and services, is pleased to announce there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, January 10, at 8:00 am at the SymQuest Service Center, 30 Community Drive. The ceremony is to celebrate the opening of the new 2,800 sf expansion that will house SymQuest’s Network Operations Center (NOC).The NOC is the control center for SymQuest’s 25 top-level engineers who monitor, manage and remediate issues for close to two-thousand servers, workstations and other devices under their care. The newly renovated, secure space will provide enough room for another 12 engineers.SymQuest is experiencing growth throughout the organization. They are currently interviewing to fill 8 open positions at their South Burlington location and anticipate adding 65 positions within the next three years across their territory, which extends from the Adirondacks to the coast of Maine.SymQuest’s Network Managed Services division has been growing exponentially. Using the latest server and networking technologies is a must for companies today, however, maintaining the knowledge to work on these technologies is prohibitively expensive for most small and medium sized businesses. As companies’ networks, security and compliance needs continue to outpace the abilities of their in-house personnel, they are turning to experts like SymQuest to manage their networks.SymQuest’s NOC actively monitors their clients networks and can respond to and remediate issues often before the client has any idea there was a problem. Common errors, such as missed backups or hard drives that are reaching maximum capacity can be remediated with a simple phone call to the client. Other error codes are responded to without any action on the client’s part. The NOC Engineers remotely monitor servers, switches, routers, firewalls, wireless access points, tape drives and storage devices. They monitor spam, virus and malware filters to keep these devices protected from threats and running smoothly.A major differentiator between SymQuest and other companies in the networking business is SymQuest’s commitment to, and requirement for, continuous training to keep their engineers and technicians ahead of the technology curve. SymQuest leverages their partnerships with Cisco, Citrix, VMWare, eCopy, Microsoft, Dell Equilogic and others to stay abreast of changes so that their engineers understand the new technologies prior to their rollout.‘Our commitment to providing the highest level networking services is reflected in the enormous growth we’re seeing in this sector of our company. We’re pleased to be expanding our Network Operations Center to keep up with the growth. Providing high-level jobs in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Maine is a win-win for us and the economies of these states,’ said Sudbay.The SymQuest Group, Inc. maximizes the potential of technology in the business place, and offers networking and document management solutions with:â ¢ Computer-network design and installationâ ¢ Network support and performance monitoringâ ¢ Kyocera and Canon copier sales, service, and suppliesâ ¢ Kyocera and Hewlett Packard printer sales, services and suppliesâ ¢ Digital document storage and retrievalFor more than a decade, SymQuest Group, Inc., headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, (with additional offices located in Rutland, Vermont; Keene and West Lebanon, New Hampshire; Plattsburgh, New York; and Portland, Maine) has upheld its reputation as an affordable and accessible network infrastructure and document solutions technology services company; working extensively with small businesses, as well as larger enterprises. SymQuest Group, Inc. focuses on highly-customized and accessible customer service, innovative document solution programs, and the crafting of high-availability infrastructure solutions. United by the pursuit of excellence in information management, service and corporate responsibility, SymQuest’s experienced people, refined processes and best of technology keep its clients out front.South Burlington, VTlast_img read more

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Top Adventure College Tournament – Final Round

first_imgWhat’s the best outdoor school in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic? We’re asking you to decide! The Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Adventure College Tournament puts colleges and universities in head-to-head matchups. The 32 schools were selected for their outdoor clubs and curricula, commitment to the outdoors and environmental initiatives, the quality of their outdoor athletes and programs, and their opportunities for adventure. Each week winners advance to the next round.Will your alma mater take the tournament crown?Vote Now: https://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/best-adventure-school/last_img

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Laid-back Lodging for Outdoorsfolk

first_imgLooking to step up your accommodations from the back of your Toyota truck? Got a new girlfriend who insists on having a shower? For all those who might wear their hair just a little too long, who always travel with at least one dog (call before you book), and who are looking for a bed or a bunk to lay their weary head, here’s a look at our top laid-back lodging picks for your outdoor adventures. We’re not sure what thread count you’ll find, but it beats washing up in the gas station bathroom. Many of these spots are truly first class in both atmosphere and service.North CarolinaspSweet Peas Hostel, situated conveniently below the Lexington Avenue Brewery in trendy Asheville, is the ideal destination for all fun hogs in the area. Yes, you heard that correctly, it’s connected to a micro brewery. This is a contemporary hostel with meticulous upkeep and a good vibe. Choose from bunks, pods, or private rooms that put you right in the heart of downtown Asheville, centrally located to much of the best outdoor recreation in the Southeast. The other nearby outdoors mecca of Hot Springs (take out for French Broad, Big Laurel, Spring Creek) has a myriad of offerings from slimy to swanky, as well as a number of solid campground options. To continue your downtown trend, check out the Iron Horse Station, a one-stop shop for eats, coffee, live music, drinks, and lodging. It sits on the Appalachian Trail and the multi-building complex is ripe with history, and now with convenience. While prices are reasonable by any standard, they aren’t exactly dirt-bag style, so you might consider combing your hair and shaking the sand out before you walk in. The Nantahala Outdoor Center’s various and expanding lodging accommodations at any of their rafting centers are really a can’t-go-wrong hook up whether it’s hiking, biking, or paddling you’re after. But it’s the NOC’s original outpost located right on the Nantahala River, spitting distance from the new world-class competition play hole, in a quaint but plentiful setting that is not to be missed. Just west of Bryson City, the lake, river, and mountain recreation is unbeatable by Southern standards, whether it’s family whitewater or Great Smoky Mountains National Park action you seek. The authentic and convenient cabins, inn, hostel/bunk house and campsites offer something for everyone, with a nice little restaurant on-site. GeorgiaNestled along the Appalachain Trail in Dawsonville, Georgia, is the well-known Hike Inn, a welcome respite for those putting in long, sweaty hours on the trail. There are indeed a few lodging options along the trail with similar names, coincidentally, but they aren’t all located a mandatory five-mile hike into the Chattahoochee National Forest. (They have their own parking area at the top of Amicalola Falls.) The Hike Inn prides itself on family style meals and world-class views, as well as their comforts-of-home vibe. The Inn features 20 rustic guest rooms, hot showers, communal areas, and rates include breakfast and dinner.  PennsylvaniaFor those keen on running the Youghiogheny (Upper or Lower) or taking advantage of some of the other incredible outdoor recreation that is Pennsylvania, consider a stay at Ohiopyle’s Trillium Lodge. You can book direct or through outfitter Wilderness Voyageurs for all your outdoor adventure needs. Situated on 40 acres and just a stone’s throw from Ohiopyle State Park, the area is renowned for its paddling and biking opportunities. The lodge holds 23 people and can be rented in whole or in part year-round. TennesseeIt’s important to consider some of the family-run and laid-back campgrounds around the Blue Ridge region when out recreating—and the Nolichucky Gorge Campground & Resort near Erwin, Tenn., is no exception. The Nolichucky River Gorge features some of the premier hiking, boating, floating, biking, and fishing in northeastern Tennessee, surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest with the AT and additional whitewater options nearby. VirginiaIn the prime Appalachia territory of Damascus, Virginia, home to the Virginia Creeper Trail, you can go the VRBO route, find cabins online, shack up in inexpensive hotels, camp, or you can stay with Miss Ginny at the Lazy Fox Inn. When you look up “quaint B & B” in the dictionary, I’m pretty sure there’s a picture of the Lazy Fox Inn.Near the town of Luray in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and located right on the Shenandoah River lie the five Shenandoah River Cabins. Open year-round and featuring fireplaces, hot tubs, decks, docks and views, you’ll find yourself just five minutes from world-class canoeing, biking, spelunking, golf, vineyards and the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park. The River Cabins website can connect you with local outfitters and shuttles, and this dog-friendly property is just 90 minutes west of Washington D.C. West VirginiaFor premium access to the Potomac River Basin and all the fly fishing, paddling, hiking, biking, and other recreation this tri-state area has to offer, book a swanky room at The Angler’s Inn, a B&B in the quaint and sublimely located Harpers Ferry. It sits at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, and even offers guided fly fishing trips and is affiliated with the nearby Kelly’s White Fly Shoppe for all your angling desires. This is premium access to the D.C.-area whitewater scene, so save up your beer and burrito money for this one. To paddle, climb, hike, and bike the New River Gorge, there’s a simple answer for dirt-lovers of all kinds: the River Rock Retreat Hostel, just a quarter mile from the famed New River Gorge Bridge. There’s no kitchen, but at $22.50 per night, you can afford to eat out, and you couldn’t be any closer to the outdoor goods.last_img read more

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Photo released of person who defaced court house, Christopher Columbus statue

first_imgAnyone with information is asked to contact the division at 607-778-2519. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar called the action “lawless” and send the defacer will be brought to justice. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Government Security Division is looking to identify the person who defaced the Broome County Court House at 92 Court St. A Christopher Columbus Statue located on the property was also defaced. The graffiti was discovered on Sunday.last_img

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US sees 51,000 new COVID-19 cases, infection rising in 37 states

first_imgThe wave of new cases has several governors halting or back-pedaling on plans to reopen their states after months of strict lockdowns, closing beaches and canceling fireworks displays over the upcoming Independence Day weekend.’Still in the first wave'”We are not out of this crisis. We are still in the first wave of this crisis. It requires some level of personal responsibility,” California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said at a daily briefing on the pandemic.Earlier on Thursday, Kansas required face coverings after a 46% spike in infections there last week.The sweeping business shut-downs earlier in the pandemic devastated the US economy and threw millions of Americans out of work, leaving governors reluctant to take such draconian steps again, even if the lifting of restrictions likely touched off the new outbreak.A US Labor Department report out Thursday showed the re-openings had a dramatic impact on hiring, with the United States creating jobs at a record pace in June. However, employment remains 14.7 million jobs below pre-pandemic levels.”Today’s announcement proves that our economy is roaring back,” US President Trump told reporters at the White House.But the latest batch of high-frequency data assembled by Federal Reserve officials, economists and private companies suggests economic activity stalled in recent days during new clamp-downs.”More than ever, we’re concerned about the worsening health situation and its impact on the burgeoning recovery. Rebounding mobility and poor use of protective equipment will make for a dangerous summer cocktail,” Oxford Economics analyst Gregory Daco wrote.Joe Biden, Trump’s expected rival for the presidency in November, slammed him on Thursday.”Quit claiming victory with almost 15 million Americans still out of work because of the crisis. Quit ignoring the reality of this pandemic and the horrifying loss of American life,” Biden said in a campaign speech.Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who attended a Trump rally last month in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been hospitalized with COVID-19, according to his Twitter account. The statement did not say where he was infected.Eight members of the campaign’s staff who were in Tulsa for the June 20 rally have also tested positive.US Vice President Mike Pence was in Florida on Thursday, where he met with Governor Ron DeSantis and expressed support for the governor’s “prudent steps” to slow the spread of the virus.Earlier, Pence said he and Trump supported decisions to pause re-openings, but added that he saw no need for a national mandate for face coverings.Topics : More than three dozen US states were seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, according to a Reuters tally on Thursday and the nation set a new record with more than 51,000 infections in a single day as a fresh wave of the pandemic spread across the nation.A total of nine states posted new record highs on Thursday including Florida, which confirmed more than 10,000 to mark its largest spike so far and more new daily cases than any European country had at the height of their outbreaks.California, another epicenter, saw positive tests climb 37% with hospitalizations up 56% over the past two weeks. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican who has previously resisted calls to make face masks mandatory, on Thursday ordered them to be worn in all counties with over 20 coronavirus cases.”In the past few weeks, there has been a swift and substantial spike in coronavirus cases,” Abbott said in a videotaped message. “We need to refocus on slowing the spread. But this time, we want to do it without closing down Texas again.”Texas reported nearly 8,000 new cases on Thursday.New infections were rising in 37 out of 50 US states in the past 14 days compared with the two weeks prior, according to a Reuters analysis. The United States has now recorded 128,706 deaths, nearly a quarter of the known global total.last_img read more

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​Norway’s domestic SWF beats the market in 2018

first_imgKjetil Houg, chief executive of Folketrygdfondet, said: “We delivered a solid result in a negative market.”Over the past five years the fund has beaten its benchmark by an average of 1% a year, Folketrygdfondet reported.“The reason we do better than the market over time is that we choose the right companies and have avoided big losses,” Houg said. “We have also positioned ourselves well in the bond market and exploited several sources of return.”Houg took up the top role at Folketrygdfondet at the beginning of September 2018, coming to the management firm Oslo Pensjonsforsikring, where he was chief investment officer.The GPFN’s equity portfolio ended the year with an investment loss of 1.8%, while the bond portfolio produced a positive 1.7% return, the firm reported.Oslo’s stock market was one of the strongest bourses internationally in 2018 despite a significant fall in the oil price, the fund’s manager noted. It lost 0.7% over the course of the year, according to S&P CapitalIQ, while the S&P 500 fell by 7% and the MSCI Europe index collapsed by 17.3%The GPFN’s total assets slipped to NOK239.2bn at the end of December from NOK240.2bn a year before.Yesterday, its sister fund, the NOK8.8trn Government Pension Fund Global, reported a 6.1% loss on its investment portfolio, equivalent to €50bn, with falling equity markets in the first and fourth quarters pulling the fund’s value lower. This return was 0.3 of a percentage point below the benchmark, it said.However, the fund topped up its equity allocation and has recovered the losses since the start of 2019. The Government Pension Fund Norway (GPFN) – Norway’s domestically focused sovereign wealth fund – reported a 0.4% investment loss for last year but once more beat its benchmark.The return outperformed its target by 0.8 percentage points in 2018, it reported this week.Folketrygdfondet, which manages the NOK239.2bn (€21bn) fund, attributed the portfolio’s relative success to picking the right companies within its limited hunting ground.The GPFN invests primarily in Norway with a 15% allocation to the other Nordic countries, and only in equities and bonds.last_img read more

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La Liga, Spanish FA on war path over missed games

first_imgLa Liga and the Spanish FA are on the war path over the loss of Friday and Monday night football in the division, report Cadena Cope. The report claims that not only will the league refuse to negotiate with the Federation regarding the long-running dispute, but they will sue them for any loss of revenue from the time slots not being utilised. There has been a long-running dispute between the two bodies, with the league a strong advocate of using the time slots of Friday and Monday evenings for matches with Spanish football’s governing body opposed. La Liga began to utilise the time slots for the opening weeks of the 2020/21 La Liga season but the Spanish FA then blocked them, leading to rearranging the opening weekend of the campaign. Last season, Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales was successful in a campaign to make the matchday free of football – a decision popular with fans, who felt the time slot was unsociable for family and work purposes.Advertisement However, La Liga chief Javier Tebas continued to support the idea of playing Monday and Friday night matches as he believed that a variety of time slots makes the league more attractive to broadcasters and therefore increased streams of revenue for clubs. Read Also: Chelsea goalkeeper Arrizabalaga impresses Lampard The two institutions have remained deeply divided on a number of issues including scheduling with both laying claim to holding power in its decision-making. La Liga was allowed to use the time slots for the closing weeks of the 2019/20 campaign due to the absence of fans and desire to get the schedule completed as swiftly as possible, but that has left a power void and new collision going into this campaign. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

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Man Utd boss dismisses Lampard link

first_imgManchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has shrugged off speculation that he could make an offer for Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard.Reports suggested Ferguson was planning a surprise bid for the 33-year-old, who is said to be unsettled at Stamford Bridge now he is no longer a first-team regular.But Ferguson said: “There’s no foundation in that. Do you really think Chelsea would sell to United in January?AdChoices广告“Chelsea want to do something in the second half of the season, so they want to keep their best players.”Lampard has always insisted that he would see out the remainder of his Chelsea contract, which has another 18 months left to run.He was restored to the starting line-up by boss Andre Villas-Boas on Monday at Wolves, where he scored a late winner. It was Lampard’s 10th goal of the season and his 179th for Chelsea since joining them in 2001.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Top things we learned at 49ers HQ Friday: Injuries to Kittle, Gurley

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Neither the 49ers nor Los Angeles Rams are at full strength entering Sunday’s showdown, and both made injury declarations Friday involving some of their top stars.Most pressing to the 49ers’ plight: Tight end George Kittle was limited in practice Friday with a groin injury. Although coach Kyle Shanahan expects he’ll be able to play, Kittle was to undergo full examinations.San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) runs in front of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith …last_img

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