Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Honored by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) for the Voices Project

first_imgFor Immediate Release: Contact: Kathy Parry, BCBSVTMarch 14, 2006 (802) 371-3205 or Mohit Ghose, Americas Health Insurance Plans: (202)778-8494Blue Cross and Blue Shield of VermontHonored by Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)For The Voices ProjectBerlin, VT – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) was honored last week with a prestigious national award, presented by the health insurance industrys largest trade association, for the Plans Voices Project teen outreach program.The 2006 Community Leadership Award was presented to BCBSVT by the AHIP (Americas Health Insurance Plans) Foundation at an awards banquet on Monday, March 6 in Washington D.C. The award was created to showcase organizations that demonstrate excellence in community outreach by identifying specific programs in the community, designing innovative solutions, and leading community partnerships for success. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont took the award in the category for small/independent health insurance companies.The Voices Project, co-produced by BCBSVT and Kingdom County Productions, was designed to bring public awareness to the issues confronting Vermonts teenagers. More than a thousand adolescents participated in the two-year program, expressing themselves through a variety of creative outlets, including 45 workshops throughout the state. The project culminated in a multi-media collection of creative work and an original musical production inspired, created, and performed by Vermont teens. The musical toured the state in the fall of 2005, playing to enthusiastic audiences in all corners of Vermont.Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of AHIP, said the recipients of the awards have demonstrated effective leadership in their communities and the health care field.This award recipient embodies the spirit of our industry by pioneering successful health care innovations and investing in unique education and community action programs, said Ignagni. Their commitment to the consumers and communities they serve makes everyone involved proud to be a part of the health plan community.We believe we can fulfill our role as health policy leader and contribute to Vermonts community-based health care system by producing high-profile, well-accepted prevention and education programs, noted William R. Milnes, Jr., President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. Voices is just one of many programs we have created to improve the health and happiness of Vermonters.The Voices Project has also earned the Vermont Agency of Human Services Secretarys Community Award for 2005, and the 2005 Vermont Friends of Recovery Jack Barry Communications Award. More information about The Voices Project is available at www.bcbsvt.com/voices(link is external).Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the states 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 benefits plans to Vermonters. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). 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. (End)last_img read more

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Harrington: I need a break

first_imgPadraig Harrington insists it will be no big deal if he fails to qualify for next week’s DP World Tour Championship. “If I could get a good start it would be fine, but I’m sure everyone who’s not scoring on this course is saying the same thing. “I definitely lost my patience early on today so that’s maybe something – when you’re not making birdies out there you feel like you’re going backwards. “I think I need to get to 16 [under par, to qualify for Dubai], but if you offered me 15 now I’d sit in the clubhouse and hope to get lucky.” Press Association Failure to reach Dubai would be the latest disappointment in a 2013 campaign that has seen the three-time major winner slide outside the game’s top 100 and fail to qualify for the US PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup play-offs. Asked how big a blow it would be were he to not qualify on Sunday, given his status as a former European number one and major winner, Harrington responded: “Sorry to say not at all. “It doesn’t take anything away form either of those two things you just said. I need the week and I need a break. “I’m trying to make it and I’d love to be there, but bear in mind anybody who just scrambles in gets an early tee time the first day and it’s nearly impossible to come out of the early tee times next week. “Every hole will play about 30 yards longer than it will in the afternoon – it’s a tough task to win from the early tee times next week.” Harrington revealed a loss of patience early on had been responsible for his mediocre third round. A bogey at the opening hole was followed by another dropped shot at the fifth, although things did pick up slightly after the turn with four birdies and a bogey. “It’s a tough day,” he added. “On the greens I didn’t hole anything and got off to a bad start. The Irishman began this week’s Turkish Airlines Open 67th on the Race to Dubai, and in all likelihood needing a top-10 finish to climb into the top 60 to qualify for the European Tour’s season-ending showpiece. A third-round 71, however, left him languishing in a tie for 40th at seven under par and in need of something special from his final round at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal. last_img read more

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Željezničar- Zrinjski 0:0

first_imgIn their first match of semi-finals of BiH Cup, football clubs Željezničar from Sarajevo and Zrinjski from Mostar ended with a draw, since there were no goals and no winners after 90 minutes of game.Since the beginning, both teams showed good game, Željezničar had the first opportunity when Svraka tried to score a goal, but no goals were scored.Both teams had several chances to score a goal, but in the end, none of the chances was successful.Since there were no winners, the name of the finalists will be known after the second match which will be played in Mostar on 3 April.last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, June 30 — Wednesday, July 1, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, June 30 to Wednesday, July 1, 2015:Tuesday, June 30, 2015•1:40 a.m. Officers investigated harassment by telecom device in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington by known suspect•11:56 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block S. West Road, Wellington by known subject.•1:28 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. Haslet, Wellington.•7:30 p.m. Derick A. Chandler, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation and no insurance.•7:49 p.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct in the 500 block E. Harvey, Wellington by known suspect.•8:15 p.m. Juvenile, 16, Wellington was referred to Juvenile Court. He was detained and released.Wednesday, July 1, 2015•12:14 a.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct and criminal threat by known suspect in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington.•2:10 p.m. Non-Injury accident at U.S. 81 and Washington, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Pauliana J. C. Ybarra, 24, Wellington and Casey R. Fitztpatrick, 33, Wellington.•2:10 p.m. Pauliana J.C. Ybarra, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed traffic signal.•Melanie L. Smith, 45, Wellington was served a summons to appear for dog bite violation and dog at large.•Dameon V. Baumgarner, 35, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery and disorderly conduct.•Gary W. Webb, 61, Wellington was served a summons to appear for dog bite violation, dog at large and disorderly conduct.•9:53 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1800 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more

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