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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Maradona Takes over Belarus Club as Chairman

first_imgHe plans to move to Brest after parting company with Al-Fujairah FC where he was coach of the United Arab Emirates club.He touched down in Belarus after being a FIFA ambassador at the World Cup in next door Russia, where his matchday antics, including giving an obscene middle-finger gesture to Nigeria fans during one game, raised eyebrows.“I want to make a photo with Lukashenko, I hope he will become our fan,” Maradona said at a press conference after landing in Brest to the cheers of two dozen supporters, and being given a traditional welcome of bread and salt.“I can live without problems in Belarus,” he added.Dynamo Brest have never won a league title and a local supporter told Reuters that until a couple of years ago the club had so little money that supporters sometimes were asked to raise funds for team jerseys.But with the arrival of a new investor from the UAE, the club has won two domestic cups and plans to build a new stadium with a capacity of 30,000 fans.“Given the fact that boss Diego will live in Brest, I think people will come from all over the world to watch the game,” said the club’s director of development Viktor Radkov.Radkov said Maradona, who captained Argentina to World Cup success in 1986, will live in a mansion with a small gym in Brest and believes the Argentinian will move there by August.“He had certain requirements, but all of them were reasonable,” Radkov said.The 57-year-old former Barcelona and Napoli forward previously managed UAE team Al-Wasl along with the Argentina national team from 2008 to 2010.President Lukashenko has ruled Belarus with an iron fist for nearly a quarter of a century though ties with the West have improved after he agreed to release some prisoners and tolerate a degree of opposition in parliament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Argentina’s football legend, Diego Maradona has taken over as chairman, Dynamos Brest in Belarus, one of the republics linking Russia to Kaliningrad, the detached Russian region where Nigeria played against Croatia in the World Cup.Maradona was announced as the club chairman on Monday as he signed a three-year contract and said he hoped the country’s strongman President, Alexander Lukashenko would become a fan.Maradona has caused a sensation in Belarus by agreeing to take charge of a club that was rescued from bankruptcy two years ago.last_img read more

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Second International Taekwondo Tournament gathers 350 Participants

first_imgThe Second International Taekwondo Tournament will take place on Ilidza on October 13th, Saturday, and will gather more than 350 competitors from BiH and countries of the region.This tournament is intended for participants of all ages and categories and serves as an excellent opportunity for affirmation of young athletes. It is worth of mentioning that Ilidza Open tournament is organized by one of the most prominent taekwondo clubs in BiH – Taekwondo club Olimpic.“This tournament is already recognizable in BiH, the city of Sarajevo and the Ilidza municipality, and we hope that this year, everything will go in the best possible way. We have to thank once again to many sponsors without whom it would not be possible to organize all this, “Amin Avdovic said for Klix.ba news website.The tournament will take place at the Ilidza Hall starting at 10:00 am, gathering 349 participants, taking into consideration that the ones who are registered after the deadline will also participate on the tournament.last_img read more

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