Public Invited to Celebrate Blue Cross’s 60th Year

first_imgFor Immediate Release: Contact: Leigh TofferiSeptember 7, 2004 (802) 371-3205Public Invited to Celebrate Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermonts 60th Year of Serving VermontersBerlin, VT – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is inviting the public to join in celebration of the organizations 60th anniversary offering quality nondiscriminatory health benefits in Vermont. A family oriented event featuring games, refreshments and music, will be held at the Round Barn at Shelburne Museum on September 18, 2004 from 10:00AM to 12:00 noon.The Vermont observance coincides with the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield systems 75th anniversary this year. What began as an innovative prepaid health care plan for loggers and teachers has evolved into a national, technology-driven system that provides health benefits and financing for millions of Americans delivered through independent, community-based, local companies like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont.The Vermont Plans origins can be traced back to 1944 when legislative action in this state cleared the way for Blue Cross of New Hampshire to begin offering hospital coverage here. Physician benefits through Blue Shield of New Hampshire followed shortly, and both hospital and physician benefits were combined in 1975 when the separate Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans merged to become Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire and Vermont.Vermont representatives on that companys board of directors voted to form their own Plan in 1980 that became known as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. The newVermont-based Plan completed its transition to an independent organization when it began to process all claims and deliver services exclusively in Vermont in 1989.A more detailed timeline of the organizations eventful 60-year history is available in an interactive display on the companys web site at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). To RSVP for the anniversary celebration, call Bonnie Brassard at (802) 371-3486 or e-mail her at brassardb@bcbsvt.com(link sends e-mail).Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 180,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.last_img read more

Nesconset Man Charged With 2-Week Crime Spree

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Joseph BottiA man has been arrested for allegedly robbing four businesses and burglarizing a house near his Nesconset home in a two-week span this month, Suffolk County police said.Joseph Botti was charged Sunday with four counts of robbery and one count of burglary.Fourth Squad detectives said the 27-year-old suspect robbed a Ralph’s Italian Ices in Nesconset on Dec. 9, a Citgo in Saint James on Dec. 14, a Party Hardy in Nesconset on Dec. 16 and Game Stop in Lake Grove on Dec. 19.He also allegedly broke into a home on Truval Lane in Nesconset on Saturday.Botti will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img

Popple Hill Bridge to close for emergency construction

first_imgOfficials say this is to allow for “emergency repair.” LISLE (WBNG) — The Popple Hill Road Bridge will be closed to traffic to allow for construction. Traffic will be diverted and a detour route will be posted.center_img Broome County officials say the bridge will be closed from July 21 at 7 a.m. to July 24 at 4 p.m.last_img

Dubrovnik Hotels Maestral finally found a private investor

first_imgDirector for the acquirer of PND strategija doo Matea Mateković thanked Minister Marić for his cooperation and added: “Our plans are to start the realization of the project as soon as possible, because we believe that the Maestral hotels deserve to have a much better position than they have at the moment. We will take over the business documentation as soon as possible and start preparing the hotel for the upcoming tourist season.” Minister of State Property Goran Marić, Director for the acquirer of PND strategija doo Matea Mateković and Director of CERP Milan Plećaš signed on Tuesday (February 19, 2019) in the Ministry of State Property an Agreement on the sale and transfer of shares Hotels Maestral, worth 153,5 million. these are a total of 60,65% of shares, which have so far been owned by the Republic of Croatia. After many years of agony, eight tenders, purchases and the withdrawal of investors, and due to unresolved legal relations, the status of the Hotel Maestral was finally resolved, which found its new private investors. On the occasion of signing the contract, Minister Marić said: “This is a great success, after eight failed competitions and the ninth round, the process has finally been successfully completed. The Board of Directors of CERP made a decision to accept the most favorable offer and thus completed the privatization of the last hotel complex in the Republic of Croatia. In the last three tenders of the hotel and tourism sector, we have secured around HRK 600 million and more than HRK 2,5 billion in investments in the state budget. We expect the buyer to access the business plans for investment and raising to the highest possible level of hotel categorization as soon as possible, because it is inadmissible for Dubrovnik to have one or two star hotels.. “Maric pointed out.center_img Hotels Maestral in its portfolio consists of five hotels in Dubrovnik, with a total capacity of 472 rooms, with 931 beds (hotel Uvala **** (51), hotel Splendid *** (59), hotel Komodor *** (63), hotel Vis *** (142), Hotel Adriatic ** (107) and the pavilion Adriatica Rooms ** (50)).  All of the Company’s hotels and rooms at Adriatica Rooms are located next to each other in the western part of Dubrovnik, in the Lapad Bay, only 3,5 km from the historic center and approximately 25 km from Dubrovnik Airport.last_img read more

JUST-IN: Barcelona legend Xavi tests positive for COVID-19

first_img Xavi has been heavily linked with a return to the Camp Nou in recent months amid speculation over the future of current boss Quique Setien. Promoted ContentThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon15 Celebs Whose Careers Were Thwarted After One Simple MistakeLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO Former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez has confirmed he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating. The former central midfielder and current Al Sadd boss released a statement to confirm that he was not feeling poorly but was currently self-isolating to ensure he did not infect others.Advertisement Indeed, former midfielder maestro Xavi rejected Barcelona over the managerial position in January after the sacking of Ernesto Valverde.Setien was subsequently appointed but after missing out on domestic success this season, his future into the next campaign now appears to be in doubt.center_img Loading… Read Also: Messi predicts Champions League doom if Barca fail to changeXavi made 767 first-team appearances for the Catalan giants between 1998 and 2015, alongside winning 133 caps for the Spanish national team.He won eight La Liga titles alongside three Copa del Rey crowns and four Champions League trophies in his total of 25 titles with the club.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Three IMCA Modified features slated at Gillette’s East-West Clash

first_imgGILLETTE, Wyo. – Gillette Thunder Speedway hosts three $1,000 to win features for IMCA Modifieds over the course of its 18th annual East-West Clash special Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-3.All three features are 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers. Saturday and Sunday features both pay a minimum of $100 to start.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded each night.Entry fee is $75 each night. Pit passes are $30 or $75 for all three days.More information about the East-West Clash is available by calling 307 682-8866 and on Facebook.last_img

Karl continues crate engine awards for Super Nationals Modified, Hobby, SportMod champions

first_imgKarl Kustoms of Des Moines awards a 604 crate engine to the Modified champion, and 602 crate engines to Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod champions crowned on Saturday night during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway.  BOONE, Iowa – One of the most unique and appreciated awards programs in all of motorsports will take center stage again on dirt track racing’s biggest stage.  “Karl’s has done this for a number of years now. It’s pretty neat that all drivers who win Saturday championships at our biggest event will go home with new engines,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “It’s great to be able to present new crate engines to our Modified, Hobby Stock and SportMod champions and another way that Super Nationals sets itself apart from other motorsports events.” center_img Engines of Super Nationals Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and SportMod champions are claimed by IMCA, with proceeds from the auction Saturday evening divided equally among the other drivers qualifying for those respective events.last_img read more

James Eugene Hussung

first_imgJames Eugene Hussung, 54, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday April 21, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born May 19, 1964 in Lawrenceburg, IN, son of Wilford and the late Lillie M. Davis Perry.James worked for Ryland Pre-fab Mobile Homes, with over 10 years of service.James enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering on cars, and just being outdoors. He was a mechanic and he loved muscle car shows. Family time was one of his greatest joys.James is survived by his father, Wilford (Libby) Hussung, daughter, Stephanie Hussung of Lawrenceburg, IN; son, Christopher Hussung of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Brooklyn and Zayden Reed; siblings, Stan Hussung of Milan, IN, Faith (Robert) Casey of Cincinnati, OH, Hope Hussung of Detroit, MI, Charity Hussung of OH, Mary Hatcher of Aurora, IN; step brother, Richard Gardner of Aurora, IN.He was preceded in death by mom, Lillie Perry and step brothers, Gerald Kinnett Sr. and Dwayne Kinnett.Services will be held at First Church of God, 100 Fairview Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Saturday April 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm with Pastor Don Pierce and Art Privitt officiating.Contributions may be made to defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

43 Hoosiers died from COVID-19 and case count rises over the weekend

first_imgStatewide—Over the weekend, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced that 1056 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the weekend.  A total of 11,210 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 61,142 tests have been reported to ISDH and a total of 562 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 168 positive cases and 18 deaths (up 3 cases and 1 death, respectively), Franklin County has 89 positive cases (2 new cases) and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has to 82 positive cases (up 5 cases) and 3 deaths.last_img

Wenger wants a line to be drawn

first_img Wenger believes it is a collective responsibility not to take complaints too far, and admits he often has to rein himself in, the latest coming on Wednesday night after berating Norwegian referee Svein Oddvar Moen at half-time of Arsenal’s Champions League tie in Monaco where Alexis Sanchez had been cautioned for simulation. “With the team I don’t think we have had too much of that problem, we have never been reproached for doing it, but I question myself on my individual behaviour, that is true, because I am sometimes keen to as well,” said Wenger, whose side will be out to sustain their impressive Barclays Premier League form at Newcastle on Saturday. “We want everybody to be respected and the referees are part of everybody. “You want players to be ready to fight for each other. But how far has that to go in the behaviour? You have to draw a line somewhere, you cannot go after every decision of the referee. “You have to stop or you push the referees. How far can you go?” Wenger accepts managers must also show constraint on the touchline, rather than continually bend the ear of the fourth official. “Sometimes it helps you to get your frustration out, but I don’t think it is right, honestly. That doesn’t mean I don’t do it. I do,” he said. “I have looked back on the tape sometimes, and even sometimes at half-time I think (to myself) ‘come on, stop that, my friend’, and then I think in the second half I will not say a word to him any more.” Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has spoken of his concern over the “pretty scary increase” in such incidents, which have been highlighted recently in games such as when Chelsea’s players surrounded referee Bjorn Kuipers during their Champions League tie against Paris St Germain. At the end of last year, the FA wrote to clubs to remind them of their responsibilities, with some 16 having been charged by the governing body already this season for failing to control their players. Press Association While Wenger’s current Arsenal side are not high on the offenders list, that was not always the case when the French coach first arrived at Highbury in the late 1990s, and the likes of Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Petit, Martin Keown, Ian Wright and Tony Adams provided the backbone of the squad. “We have less physical players and more technical players than before, that is true,” said Wenger, who once had to face a running list of the red cards under his tenure. “We had the old guard from England who were more educated in the English style and ready for a fight every time. “The game has changed. It was more physical, more direct and more open to challenges. “Yes, the supporters like it, I like it as well, but at some stage you have to stop.” Arsenal head to Newcastle looking to keep up the pressure on second-placed Manchester City, whom they now trail by just a point following a run of eight wins from the last nine Premier League games. Wenger, though, admits to concerns over player burnout, with the likes of Sanchez having given so much in recent weeks. “Yes, he is a bit (fatigued). Also, because he is in a position where he has scored less, he is a bit wants to force his game and then he is more included in physical battles,” said Wenger. “Maybe his goalscoring is on his mind so he wants to do too much and he wants to force his game. “I am tempted at some stage (to give him a rest), I have been for a long time. “It is not that he won’t let me, I will decide that. “It is just that every game now is so important, you always have a hesitation to do it.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes a line must be drawn over confronting referees – and that includes for himself. last_img read more