Blue Cross and Blue Shield of vermont announces distinguished employess for August and September

first_imgMs. Clark is a care management special projects coordinator for The Vermont Health Plan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont’s HMO affiliate. She is cited for her commitment to customer-driven excellence, her professionalism and dedication, and for her detailed and thorough knowledge of the business processes. An outside vendor stated, “Kathleen Clark is the standard which all employees should strive to emulate. BCBSVT is extremely fortunate to have her in their employment.”Ms. Smith is a senior claims analyst in the claims entry unit. She is cited for the high standards she sets for herself, for her knowledge and dedication, and for her willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. A co-worker stated, “Nancy is always the one that can visualize and champion all the positive aspects of any challenge she is faced with.”Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont employs about 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and its branch office in Williston. A committee of employees recognizes an employee each month in honor of Carol L. Goodrich, the winner of the first-ever Employee of the Year award in 1992. This program awards individuals who demonstrate extraordinary effort above and beyond the scope of their current responsibilities. 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

Trinidad increases survelliance on travellers to and from Venezuela

first_img Sharing is caring! Share HealthLifestyle Trinidad increases survelliance on travellers to and from Venezuela by: – June 6, 2013 16 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan, says there will be increased checks for travellers to and from Venezuela where the Swine Flu virus has killed 17 people.PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan, has said there will be increased checks for travellers to and from Venezuela where the Swine Flu virus has killed 17 people and infected nearly 300 in recent months.He said while the virus has not reached Trinidad and Tobago, there will be heightened security at airports and other entry points for anyone exhibiting the flu-like symptoms.“We are susceptible because we are close to Venezuela and they have had a lot of cases in Venezuela. We have put our surveillance methods on fast forward.”Dr. Khan said while there had been one suspected case of Bird Flu, it was never confirmed because the patient recovered.The health minister said there was no “apparent threat” of the new SARS-like coronavirus following the recent visit of the Chinese leader Xi Jingping and his delegation.China reported last month that 30 people had died from the new strain of the virus that has also calimed lives in Saudi Arabia.Caribbean 360last_img read more

Lou Williams’ vocals carry weight in the Clippers’ locker room

first_imgWhen Williams’ travels delivered him to the Clippers in a trade from Houston in 2017, he decided privately that this stop, his sixth in 13 NBA seasons, would be his last.“It turned into my own secret farewell party,” he said, reminiscing after winning his third Sixth Man of the Year award this summer.It wound up being a different kind of party, one that has even the coolest people sticking around – and even picking up some emceeing duties.“I remember it’s Thanksgiving 2017 and the Clippers are in the middle of a nine-game losing streak,” said Brian Sieman, Fox Sports’ play-by-place announcer who then handled the call on radio. “They snap it in Atlanta, and I remember talking to (Coach) Doc (Rivers) about the losing streak being over and he went out of his way to compliment Lou. … He’s like, ‘It’s not his play. Lou in the locker room was the best I’ve ever seen anybody in the locker room. He was his best when we were at our worst.’”Facts, say teammates who listen up when the Clippers’ elder statesman speaks. Just after the Golden State Warriors finally figured out how to subdue the Clippers in Game 6 of their Western Conference playoff series in April, Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams faced the media.The first question went to Williams, who averaged 31.3 points in Oakland during the series but only 12 at Staples Center: “What makes you play so good in Oracle and not particularly here (in L.A.)?”Beverley, the Clippers’ highly emotional leader, didn’t appreciate the query, gripping the mic so tightly he made it crackle: “Next question, man.”“Nah,” interjected Williams, as smooth with words as he is on his feet skirting defenders, and the only man on the roster capable of getting Beverley to chill out. “We ain’t gonna do that. You know what … that’s just how it mapped out.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum A slight 6-foot-1 guard, Williams led all NBA reserves by averaging 20 points per game last season, second among second-round draft picks in the league, behind only Nikola Jokic’s 20.1. His scoring average also was the second-most by any bench player in 25 years – topped only by his own 21.9 points in 2017-18.And the party might just be getting started. Williams, 32, spent the offseason sharing workout videos with teammates, looking out for young players such as two-way forward Johnathan Motley, communicating and cultivating chemistry and accountability.“He asked me to come out and I played in his hometown league’s championship game (in Atlanta), and we won, so it was dope,” Motley said. “He’s there for us on the court and off the court, making sure we have confidence in ourselves, testing you, seeing what you got, talking to you in practice just to see how you’re gonna respond. He wants us to get better and help the team.”Especially because, with the addition of superstar wings Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, Williams’ Clippers have mapped out a route that extends past the first round.“We really feel like we have an opportunity to do something special here in the city of Los Angeles,” Williams said. “We look forward to getting that going.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “Lou is very vocal,” second-year guard Landry Shamet said. “Well-worded, says the right things, knows how to provoke us, get us going a little bit, checks people, keeps people in line. Maybe it’s that rapper thing? Makes sense.”The on-court legacy that Williams – whose musical exploits include the 2017 release of “T.A.T.N.W.” (The Album That Never Was) – has established supports his syntax.“This is a guy who started learning from Allen Iverson, one of the best players who played this game,” former Clipper Corey Maggette said. “And (Willams) designed his own role and followed his own path coming off the bench, and that’s been an amazing thing to watch. You talk about the greatest scorer that the game has ever seen from a sixth-man perspective, he’s the best of all time. That’s why they call him ‘The Underground GOAT.’”The logo on Williams’ personal merchandise – featuring No. 23, his and Michael Jordan’s number, flipped upside down – is a reference to the nickname. Fitting for the man who in March passed Dell Curry by scoring his 11,147th points to become No. 1 all-time on the points-off-the-bench leaderboard.Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more