first_imgBerlin, VT – More than 100 Vermont non-profit organizations have received grants totaling $205,000 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) in the first half of 2008, the states largest health insurer announced today.The funds are granted to improve health education and promote healthy lifestyles, and for direct services. BCBSVT executives cited the connection between improved health and lower health insurance rates as the incentive for its support and collaboration with community-based organizations receiving the grants. Individual grants typically range between $250 and $2,000.Partnering with like-minded organizations seeking to improve the health of our citizens benefits all of our customers and the state, explained William R. Milnes, Jr., president and CEO. Evidence clearly supports the value of these programs for improving health, and healthier Vermonters require fewer visits to the doctor, thereby helping to contain the cost of insurance premiums.In addition to direct grants, the insurer also administers the Vermont Caring Foundation, a non-profit foundation it created in 2005 to enhance the health and well being of Vermonts children. The Foundation granted nearly $14,000 in the first half of the year to four projects that promote physical activity and combat obesity.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.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Log in with your social account Linkedin Tanah-Abang Tanah-Abang-Market Tanah-Abang-station traffic-congestion Jakarta-traffic The Jakarta administration’s plan to resolve persistent traffic congestion near Tanah Abang railway station in Central Jakarta faces objections from vendors who have protested a plan to relocate them to ease the flow of traffic.As one of the capital’s major transit stations, Tanah Abang Station serves an average of 1.5 million passengers a month. Just across the station, Tanah Abang Market, the busiest textile market in Southeast Asia, coupled with dozens of street vendors and road users surrounding the area have resulted in daily traffic congestion.Jl. Jatibaru is never empty of angkot (public minivans), bajaj (three-wheeled taxi), Transjakarta buses and app-based ojek (motorcycle taxi) scrambling to pick up passengers.Despite various efforts in place, traffic congestion remains severe in the area. These efforts include building a sky bridge to accommodate street… Google Forgot Password ?last_img read more

first_imgSunderland head coach Gus Poyet saluted striker Steven Fletcher after seeing him emerge from the shadows to fire the club to a first Barclays Premier League victory of the season. “Now we can say we have lost one in seven, which honestly if you talk about the last few years here at Sunderland, you need to think that something is going quite well. “It hasn’t happened too many times. We have started, now we need to confirm that, but I can see the team is stronger, the group is stronger.” Mark Hughes, whose Stoke side had won 2-1 at Sunderland in the Capital One Cup 11 days earlier, admitted the visitors had got what they deserved. He said: “It was not great from us today, to be perfectly honest. We didn’t really defend correctly or with any kind of purpose in that opening period and as a consequence, we gave up two goals, two really easy goals. “Sunderland, to their credit, were able to win the game quite comfortably. We didn’t ask enough questions of them. They probably had three strikes on goal and scored three goals.” Hughes revealed after the game that Victor Moses, who lasted just 18 minutes, had limped off with a recurrence of the thigh problem he felt after Monday night’s win over Newcastle, while Poyet admitted he had several concerns with Ricky Alvarez, Sebastian Coates and Emanuele Giaccherini all missing. He said: “We have got two or three players who are going to be out for a while, which doesn’t look good. We need a squad.” Scotland international Fletcher, who did not even make the matchday 18 for the clash with Tottenham last month, marked his return to the starting line-up with a decisive double as the Black Cats saw off Stoke 3-1 at the Stadium of Light. Poyet said: “I am very pleased for Fletch because I know how hard it was for him to be in the situation where a few weeks ago, I left him out of the squad. Decisions, like I always say. “He was not happy, but he took it professionally and kept working. The previous week before we played Swansea, we were able to see something special in Fletch, he was coming back in training to his best. “He had a chance to score the other day against Swansea, and this really was outstanding. “I always say, the first way for you to be picked is Saturday, 3pm – if you play well, then you have got a better chance of playing next week; the second part is training every day. “If you are good in training every day, I don’ think there’s a manager who is not going to play you. Fletch deserved to play today.” Fletcher needed just five minutes to start paying off Poyet’s faith in him when he provided the cross from which Connor Wickham headed the Black Cats in front with his first league goal of the season. He got his own name on the score sheet with his first Premier League strike since December 28 with 23 minutes gone to cancel out Charlie Adam’s equaliser, and was then in the right place at the right time 11 minutes from time when Wickham returned the favour to hand him his second of the day. Poyet was delighted to have ended his wait for a league victory this season at the seventh attempt. He said: “It’s better – now you’re not going to ask me about us not winning. You’ve been asking for the last five weeks. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgOwumi who returned to the Enugu team recently said at the unveiling of Gbenga Ogunbote as Technical Adviser of the Flying Antelopes on Wednesday that the task would include all stakeholders, adding that the new management would expect constructive criticisms.“Everybody will be part of the move to rebrand Rangers FC because we need to develop a brand for ourselves,” stressed the ex international.Also speaking at the event Ogunbote, a former Enyimba FC coach vowed to return the club to winning ways beginning with next season.Ogunbote expressed happiness joining Rangers.He said that his target in the team is to re-launch it to finish the coming season in an appreciable position.“Rangers FC is a household name and it is a privilege to handle the team. When the offer came I thought it was a special grace for me,” he said.The coach said that his task was to look at the underlying issues that made the team to struggle during the last NPFL season.“I have a name to protect and we will work assiduously to achieve it. I was not given a target but I have a target for myself,” he said.Ogunbote said he left his former team, Enyimba International FC of Aba due to his desire for a new challenge.“My challenge in Enyimba FC was to take the team to the continent which we achieved but I needed a new challenge,” Ogunbote said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Christopher Isiguzo in EnuguReturnee General Manager of Rangers Management Corporation, Davidson Owumi, has said that his new challenge at the Enugu State owned club is to build a strong professional background for the team.last_img read more

first_imgBoca trainingMadrid, Spain | AFP | Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez conceded playing a Libertadores Cup final in Madrid on Sunday will be “weird” but rejected suggestions River Plate have been put at a disadvantage.The second leg was moved to Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu after the original fixture at River’s El Monumental stadium was postponed last month, following an attack by their fans on Boca’s team bus.South America’s football federation, CONMEBOL, ruled River should lose the chance to play at home, with the game moved abroad amid fears of further fan violence.“It is a weird final,” Tevez said Thursday after Boca had trained at Las Rozas, the base of the Spanish national team.“To play a match between Boca and River in Madrid, it’s weird. But as a player, it is important to stay focused on the match.”Argentina’s two greatest football rivals competing for South America’s most prestigious club prize out of the country, and in Spain, has proven controversial, with both clubs expressing their disapproval.Boca believe the chaos caused by River’s fans means they should be awarded the trophy while River have protested against the loss of home advantage enjoyed by their opponents in the first leg, which finished 2-2.“We would have liked to have played the game at home,” said River goalkeeper Franco Armani on Thursday. “On our pitch, in front of our fans, who deserve it, but the decision is already made. We have to make the best of it.”Both sets of supporters have been allowed an equal allocation of 25,000 tickets for the match in Madrid, despite away fans being banned at Boca’s Bombonera ground, as they would have been at El Monumental.Asked if River’s chances had been damaged, Tevez said: “I don’t think so. River have a lot more pressure playing at home and now it is 50-50. To play at home, sometimes it goes against you in a Libertadores final.”– Boca fan sent home –Security remains high on the agenda after River’s fans smashed the windows of Boca’s bus and left some of their players injured.“After Sunday there will be a champion and no more talk,” Armani said. “The only thing I can say is that what happened in Argentina cannot ever happen again.”One of Boca’s most radical supporters was sent back to Argentina on Thursday after he had arrived at Madrid’s Barajas Airport. “He is one of the most important and dangerous Boca ultras,” a spokesman for the Spanish police told AFP.Tevez also called for calm around the match.“I think people are smart,” he said. “They know they can’t mess around here so the truth is everything should happen peacefully, as it should do.“I think it’s important for everyone involved to know that while it is a final, of course, it is a football match. We feel good because we’re here and we thank the Spanish people for welcoming us.”Both teams appeared in good spirits as they trained in Madrid for the first time on Thursday.Boca’s players were put through a light session at Las Rozas in the morning before River trained in the evening at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas. River had landed at Madrid’s Barajas Airport early on Thursday morning.Attending both sessions were more than 150 journalists while a small number of fans were also seen waiting outside.Former Boca idol Juan Roman Riquelme voiced his disapproval of the relocated fixture earlier this week, saying it would make it “the most expensive friendly in history”.“It won’t be the same. No matter how much I want Boca to win it, I think the final has to be played in our country,” Riquelme said.“The way it is, makes it the most expensive friendly in history.”jed/clv/jd/ta/nrShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook173Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Gabi’s Olympic Cards and ComicsGabi Shephard (right) makes it a point to get to know her customers.The South Sound region will soon be bursting with valiant superheroes, criminal masterminds, and time traveling dinosaurs…at least in comic book form.On Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. until midnight, Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics (located at 4230 Pacific Avenue in Lacey, WA) will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day. On hand will be several local comic book creators, and of course, hundreds of free comics to choose from.Free Comic Book Day is an international event which has run annually since 2002, celebrating both the art of comics and the medium’s rapidly-growing fan base (thanks in part to the popularity of superhero movies like The Avengers, Man of Steel, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier).As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. In 2013, more than two thousand people visited Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics for the event. “This is of my favorite events,” says Olympic Cards and Comics’ owner, Gabi Trautmann. “It’s like a holiday for comic fans.”To celebrate Free Comic Book Day, publishers create special comic issues specifically to give away—from major publishers like DC Comics (home of Superman and Batman) or Marvel Comics (publishers of Iron Man, the X-Men, the Avengers and others) to smaller publishers like Archie Comics. The comics showcase a diversity in style and content, with many kid-friendly options as well as more mature-themed issues as well.Among the offerings are a new Archie comic, a Simpsons tie-in issue from “Bongo Comics,” as well as issues of Hello Kitty, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Spongebob Squarepants, Transformers vs. GI Joe, and dozens more. DC Comics launches its next major story event with a special “Future’s End” issue, and Marvel showcases the Guardians of the Galaxy (the characters featured in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy motion picture). In all, 57 different titles will be available to choose from; each attendee at Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics is welcome to choose three.So why give away comics? “We—comics fans, publishers, creators, retailers—simply love the art form, and as an industry, we decided to showcase for people who may not have been exposed to it,” says Eric Trautmann, Gabi’s husband and a comic writer who has penned dozens of stories for DC Comics, Image Comics, Dynamite Comics, and others.  “Comics are a vital, and uniquely American art form, and the medium has come a long way since the 1930s. It isn’t just superheroes or funny animals anymore; the content of comics has embraced virtually every genre, from mystery and crime to biography to historical nonfiction. Free Comic Book Day is a good excuse to show new readers what’s out there.”Olympic Cards and Comics houses more than a million comics, ten thousand graphic novels and a variety of different collectibles.Free Comic Book Day also marks an important milestone for Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics; shortly after the event, construction begins on the first of three planned expansions to the store—a second-story mezzanine adding 1,200 square feet, with a café and space for gaming, reading, and hanging out.Gabrielle Trautmann—”Gabi” to long-time fans of the store—began working at Olympic Cards and Comics in 1990, at the age of 15. In 1993, when the store threatened to close, Gabi purchased the business. The store began as a 1,100-square foot shop in South Sound Mall. In the winter of 1998, Gabi moved to a larger, 1,700-square foot location behind the mall. In January, of 2002, Olympic Cards and Comics moved a 3,600-square foot location at 4129 Pacific Ave, in Lacey, Washington. On March 1st, 2008, the shop opened in its current, 7,000-square foot location at 4230 Pacific Avenue. “We couldn’t have done it without the support and help of this community, the people who literally moved boxes, swung hammers, and pitched in any way they could,” says Gabi. “I couldn’t be more grateful.”For more information, contact Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics at (360) 459-7721, contact the store via Facebook or e-mail, or visit www.freecomicbookday.com.last_img read more