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 is external). To RSVP for the anniversary celebration, call Bonnie Brassard at (802) 371-3486 or e-mail her at [email protected](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

FlixBus is re-establishing bus connections to European destinations

first_imgAll available destinations and departures from 18.6., Can already be checked via the website or application and buy tickets.  From next Thursday, it will be possible to travel again from 30 European destinations to Zagreb, Split, Šibenik, Zadar, Rijeka, Pula, Rovinj, Varaždin, Osijek, Vukovar and other destinations within Croatia. ̋Demand for international travel has been shown since the very beginning of the re-establishment of public transport. We have adapted all our departures to the current epidemiological situation in Europe. We will add new destinations and countries as the situation and market demand develop. ̋ said Ante Grbeša, director of FlixBus CEE South region.  After new concessions of measures of the Civil Protection Headquarters in bus transport of passengers, and in accordance with the conditions of travel within individual European countries, FlixBus 18.6. re – establishes international bus lines and connects Croatia with Slovenia, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Luxembourg. ̋The demand for travel within Croatia still exists, and we have added destinations such as Plitvice Lakes, Rijeka, Slavonski Brod and Imotski with daily departures to central and southern Dalmatia, while respecting safety recommendations for our passengers. ̋ Grbeša concluded. In this way, travelers are once again enabled to travel for either tourist, family or business purposes through one part of Europe.  Given the importance of road and bus traffic in the tourism sector, the opening of borders and the relaxation of measures will ensure a new influx of tourists who arrive in Croatia every season by FlixBus in significant numbers. The increase in the number of tourists arriving from abroad by FlixBus buses, from season to season, grew by up to 80% according to certain destinations, which speaks volumes about the importance of bus traffic for Croatian tourism.last_img read more

Gabriel Paulista sparks fight with Ainsley Maitland-Niles after Arsenal’s Europa League win over Valencia

first_imgGabriel Paulista sparks fight with Ainsley Maitland-Niles after Arsenal’s Europa League win over Valencia Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 May 2019 10:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares Advertisement Gabriel pushed Maitland-Niles twice (BT Sport) Gabriel was calmed down by his former Arsenal teammate Koscielny (BT Sport)More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Gabriel was fuming with the Arsenal defender (BT Sport)Gabriel then stormed over to the centre of the argument and pushed Maitland-Niles twice in the chest before he was dragged away by Ezequiel Garay and Sead Kolasinac.AdvertisementAdvertisementLaurent Koscielny, who played alongside Gabriel at Arsenal, then came over to speak with his former teammate and the incident quickly diffused. Gabriel and Maitland-Niles were separated (BT Sport) Advertisement Gabriel Paulista was involved in a scuffle with Arsenal’s players (BT Sport)Gabriel Paulista sparked a fight with Ainsley Maitland-Niles immediately after Arsenal’s victory over Valencia in the Europa League on Thursday evening.Unai Emery’s side have reached the final after a hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped secure a 4-2 victory over Valencia at the Mestalla.But straight after the full-time whistle, a mass brawl between both sets of players broke out following a flashpoint involving former Arsenal centre-back Gabriel and Maitland-Niles.Tempers began to flare after Ferran Torres kicked Alexandre Lacazette off the ball just after the referee had blown his whistle.ADVERTISEMENTJose Gaya then went to offer back-up to his Valencia teammate but was pushed away by Maitland-Niles.last_img read more

NHL Player Gaming Challenge: Schedule, entry list, how to watch ‘NHL 20’ competition

first_imgThe NHL has joined other professional sports in forming a video game tournament involving its athletes. Beginning April 30, the league will start the inaugural NHL Player Gaming Challenge with one or two players per team competing for the title.Each team, and NHL’ soon-to-be team in Seattle, will play a one-time matchup against another club in a three-game “NHL 20” series as all matches will be played on PlayStation 4. Electronic Arts (EA) and the NHL Foundation are donating a combined $100,000 in support of the CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The event is a part of the NHL’s #HockeyAtHome initiative designed to remind fans to stay safe, stay home and play together.NHL Player Gaming Challenge scheduleDate: Begins April 30 and will run for four weeksTV channel (U.S.): NBCSNTV channel (Canada): Sportsnet ONELive stream (U.S.): and NBC Sports appLive stream (Canada): and Sportsnet NOWNBC Sports Network and Sportsnet One will air select matches throughout the tournament with NBCSN televising both matches on April 30 starting at 5 p.m. ET. All games will be streamed on the NHL’s Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as on Week 1(All times Eastern)DateTimeMatchupApril 305 p.m.Brady Tkachuk (OTT) def. Noah Hanifin & Matthew Tkachuk (CGY) 2-0April 305 p.m.Stephen Johns & Jamie Oleksiak (DAL) def. Zach Aston-Reese & Bryan Rust (PIT) 3-0May 23 p.m.Filip Forsberg (NSH) def. J.T. Compher (COL) 3-0Week 2DateTimeMatchupMay 75 p.m.Jake DeBrusk & Charlie McAvoy (BOS) def. Conor Garland & Clayton Keller (ARI) 2-1May 75 p.m.Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA) def. Evgeny Kuznetsov (WSH) 2-1May 93 p.m.Cam Fowler (ANA) def. Evander Kane (SJ) 3-0Week 3DateTimeMatchupMay 145 p.m.Drake Caggiula & Alex DeBrincat (CHI) def. Michael Amadio & Blake Lizotte (LAK) 3-0May 145:45 p.m.Madison Bowey (DET) def. Devan Dubnyk (MIN) 3-0May 163 p.m.Caleb Jones & Darnell Nurse (EDM) def. Luke Willson (SEA) 3-0Week 4DateTimeMatchupMay 215 p.m.Zach Hyman (TOR) def. James van Riemsdyk (PHI) 2-1May 215 p.m.Ryan Reaves & Alex Tuch (VGK) def. Thatcher Demko & Adam Gaudette (VAN) 2-1May 233 p.m.Colton Parayko & Robert Thomas (STL) def. Victor Mete & Nick Suzuki (MTL) 2-1Week 5DateTimeMatchupMay 285 p.m.Brandon Montour (BUF) def. Mackenzie Blackwood (NJ) 3-0May 303 p.m.Anthony Cirelli (TB) def. Warren Foegele (CAR) 2-1Winner denoted in boldNHL Player Gaming Challenge entry listAll 31 teams and NHL Seattle are represented with each club having one or two players participating in the tournament.TeamParticipantsAnaheim DucksCam FowlerArizona CoyotesConor Garland & Clayton KellerBoston BruinsJake DeBrusk & Charlie McAvoyBuffalo SabresBrandon MontourCalgary FlamesNoah Hanifin & Matthew TkachukCarolina HurricanesWarren FoegeleChicago BlackhawksDrake Caggiula & Alex DeBrincatColumbus Blue JacketsElvis Merzlikins & Zach WerenskiColorado AvalancheJ.T. CompherDallas StarsStephen Johns & Jamie OleksiakDetroit Red WingsMadison Bowey & Anthony ManthaEdmonton OilersCaleb Jones & Darnell NurseFlorida PanthersJonathan HuberdeauLos Angeles KingsMichael Amadio & Blake LizotteMinnesota WildDevan Dubnyk & Jordan GreenwayMontreal CanadiensVictor Mete & Nick SuzukiNashville PredatorsFilip ForsbergNew Jersey DevilsMackenzie BlackwoodNew York IslandersMatt MartinNew York RangersChris KreiderNHL SeattleLuke Willson (NFL’s Seattle Seahawks)Ottawa SenatorsBrady TkachukPhiladelphia FlyersJames van RiemsdykPittsburgh PenguinsZach Aston-Reese & Bryan RustSan Jose SharksEvander Kane & Marcus SorensenSt. Louis BluesColton Parayko & Robert ThomasTampa Bay LightningTyler JohnsonToronto Maple LeafsZach HymanVancouver CanucksThatcher Demko & Adam GaudetteVegas Golden KnightsRyan Reaves & Alex TuchWashington CapitalsEvgeny KuznetsovWinnipeg JetsAnthony Bitetto & Kyle Connorlast_img read more