Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Wires Funds To Hurricane Relief Fund

first_imgFor Immediate Release: Contact: Kathy ParrySeptember 1, 2005 (802) 371-3205Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Wires Funds To Hurricane Relief FundBerlin, VT Recognizing a desperate need for funds to bring help and medical care to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) today contributed $10,000 toward a special relief fund being developed by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and administered by the American Red Cross.Its impossible to see the devastation and human suffering caused by this tragedy and not want to help, said William R. Milnes, Jr., President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. We hope that this contribution, made on behalf of our customers and members, can bring some measure of relief to the victims of this terrible natural disaster.Milnes said that in addition to the corporate contribution by BCBSVT, the companys employees also have initiated a fundraising effort for the hurricane victims.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) joins many of its sister Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans across the nation in raising funds to aid relief in the most recent hurricane disaster. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association said it hopes to raise a total of $1 million from its independent member plans to contribute to the American Red Cross relief efforts.BCBSVT joined a similar effort by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans to raise funds to help relief efforts following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.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. 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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How The Rock added the word ‘SmackDown’ into the English dictionary!

first_imgLast Updated: 10th October, 2019 15:58 IST How The Rock Added The Word ‘SmackDown’ Into The English Dictionary! The Rock is well known for many talents and recently posted a video on IGTV that shows when he coined the word ‘SmackDown’ which went into the dictionary! LIVE TV FOLLOW US COMMENT Gladwin Menezes Also Read | Cain Velasquez’s Knee Surgery To Affect His Future In WWE?The English dictionary too recognises ‘SmackDown’ as a word and has a justified definition for the same. Recently, The Rock posted a video on Instagram IGTW, in which he is seen expressing awe and admiration on finding out about this. The video also has a clip which shows him using the term for the first time.This video has been released just a few days after The Rock made his comeback in the WWE SmackDown.Also Read | Vince McMahon Reportedly Thinks Some WWE Stars Are ‘Too Pro Wrestling’ Dwayne Johnson is a man of many talents. Famously known as The Rock, Johnson started his career in the WWE as a professional wrestler and had a remarkably successful run since the mid-90s. Come the late 2000s and he decided to venture into films and business and has been doing significantly well ever since. The Rock often makes surprise comebacks in the WWE just to surprise his fans every now and then.Also Read | WWE: Does Hulk Hogan Want One Last Brawl?How ‘The Rock’ added a word into the English dictionary!Recently, The Rock made a return to SmackDown where he was welcomed with loud applause and cheers from wrestling fans. He delivered his signature style of ambush to the ‘King of the Ring’ winner for trash-talking with him. The Rock has always been an integral part of the WWE’s history. Recently, he posted a video on Instagram’s IGTV which surprised not only the WWE universe, but also his entire fanbase in general.Also Read | John Cena Reveals The Real Reason Behind His Disappearance From WWEWhen The Rock was a frequent wrestler in the WWE, he wrestled UFC champion Ken Shamrock in the ring. On one instance during a pre-match interview, The Rock trash talked about his opponent. One of his many trash talks in the past made history as he immortalised and coined the word ‘SmackDown’.In the interview, The Rock tells his opponent that he would smack him down. From that day onwards, the word ‘Smackdown’ was something that has stuck with the WWE. First Published: 10th October, 2019 15:58 IST WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Written Bylast_img read more

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NFL Draft 2019: Christian Wilkins gets wet willy, jumps on Roger Goodell

first_imgWilkins famously gave Swinney a “wet willy” during the Tigers’ postgame ceremony after Clemson beat Alabama to win the national championship in January.Nearly four months later, Swinney got his revenge while Wilkins was on the phone with his new team. Related News Dabo gives @cwilkins42 a wet willie pic.twitter.com/kjW1OPmxMw— David Hood (@MDavidHood) April 26, 2019After taking the call and eventually the stage, Wilkins was naturally excited. So much, in fact, that he awkwardly bear hugged Roger Goodell as he attempted to give the NFL commissioner a chest bump. Kyler Murray may have been the top pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, but it was Christian Wilkins who stole the show.The former Clemson defensive tackle was selected by the Dolphins with the No. 13 overall pick Thursday and savored the moment surround by family, friends and former coach Dabo Swinney. In all fairness, Wilkins did give Goodell a warning — and surely made quite an impression.The moment Christian Wilkins became a Miami Dolphin.🏈 NFL Draft April 25-27📺 @ABCNetwork @ESPN @NFLNetwork pic.twitter.com/l6031foLW9— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) April 26, 2019We needed another angle of that one. @cwilkins42 😂😂😂📺: NFLN/ESPN/ABC #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/SGFA8YnVgP— NFL (@NFL) April 26, 2019Wilkins, 23, recorded 51 total tackles, including 15 for loss, last season. Off the field, he became the first player in program history to earn a degree in 2 1/2 years and win the William V. Campbell Award.He was the second of three Clemson defensive linemen selected in the first round of the draft.center_img NFL Draft 2019: Baker Mayfield reacts to Cardinals selecting Kyler Murray with No. 1 pick NFL Draft 2019: Cardinals select Kyler Murray with No. 1 picklast_img read more

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