first_imgFor Immediate Release Contact: Kathy Parry (802) 371-3205October 8, 2007NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED SPEAKERS DESCRIBE TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMING HEALTH CARE AT FREE CONFERENCE WEDNESDAYBurlington — A free conference Wednesday featuring national and state authorities on health care will focus on the evolving impact of consumer choice and information technology on the delivery and cost of health care.The conference is the eighth in a highly-acclaimed series of health care symposiums sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont that are designed to advance the publics understanding of major issues facing the states health care system.The event is open to the public and will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2007 from 8:15 to 1:15PM at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington. Interested members of the public may register at is external) or call BCBSVT for more information at (802)371-3205.Presenters include Dr. Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business school professor and award-winning author of Who Killed Health Care? and other books on health care reform. Dr. Herzlinger will describe the role of consumer choice in health care.Dr. Scott Gottlieb is a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a former deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Gottlieb will address national trends surrounding technology and health care reform.Greg Farnum, president of Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL) will discuss VITLs vision for a health information exchange network to share real-time clinical information among health care providers across Vermont to improve patient outcomes while reducing service duplication and decreasing the rate of health care spending.Dr. Danielle Ofri, assistant professor of medicine at New York University and an attending physician at Bellevue Hospitals medical clinic and an award-winning author, will speak about maintaining focus on the patient as human being through the health care reform process.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 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

Special Auto commits for GMR&SC Drag Race championship

first_imgLOCAL company Special Auto yesterday confirmed its commitment to the upcoming Drag Race event of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC).The company’s representative Kamini Seejatan handed over its sponsorship to the GMR&SC’s Cheryl Gonsalves at its South Road office.Known as The Filter King, Special Auto is the supplier of all local models of filters and other car spares.Speaking on the occasion of the sponsorship receipt, GMRS&SC vice-president Hansraj welcomed the input of Special Auto for the second round of the National Championships.“We are always grateful to have guys like the Special Auto team onboard with us. They have been involved with circuit racing for a number of years now and also endurance racing.”“Their owner Shan Seejatan is a former endurance champion and a serious contender in the group-two action for circuit racing, so we hope to see him come out and try his hand at drag racing as well.”Speaking the issue of readiness, Singh confirmed that all systems have already shifting into gear.“We anticipate a good meet. At the committee level, we have already commenced the required work to ensure a smooth event come June 23.”“For this event, we want to ensure also that competitors are registered early because we want them to have their entries in the system. A lot of time was lost at the last event on sorting through entries. We don’t want that this time around.”Other sponsors for the event include Platinum Car Show, KFC, Supreme Bets, R. Kissoon Contracting Services, Deryck Jaisingh Trucking Service and Machinery Rentals, Del Ice Co., Mohamed’s Enterprise, B.M. SOAT Auto Sales, Prem’s Electrical, E-Networks, Motor Trend, Nexus Machine Shop, Power Line, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, Wind Jammer Hotel, Cyril’s Taxi, A&R Jiwanram Printery, Blue Spring Water, Choke Gas Station, Miracle Optical, First Class Auto Spares and Sales, GT Tuners, West Coast Customs Washbay and Imran Autoworks.Tickets for adults cost $1 000 and children $500. Action starts at 09:00hrs on race day.last_img read more

Shatta Wale to perform at Legon Cities v Asante Kotoko match at Accra Sports Stadium

first_imgLegon Cities are certainly causing a stir in this season’s Premier League.The club, which used to be Wa All Stars before it was taken over by new management prior to the start of the new season.Since then, however, they have sought to make themselves as conspicuous as possible.Their first match of the season, a 2-2 draw with Liberty Professionals was not a bad watch either.And having had their Madina pitch rejected by the FA, they are making the most of the spacier comforts of the Accra Sports Stadium..There are set to take it a step further for their second match of the 2019-20 Ghana Premier League campaign against Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday.Playing as the home side, Legon Cities have secured the services of  ‘Dancehall King’ Shatta Wale to provide in-game entertainment at the stadium on Friday. Popular Stand tickets for the match are selling for GH₵10, Center Line tickets for GH₵15 with Upper and Lower VIP tickets being sold at GH₵25. VIP tickets for the game will cost GH₵30.Legon Cities’ match against Kotoko itself will kick-off under the floodlights at 6:00pm.last_img read more

Man dies after being struck by train

first_imgAuthorities in West Palm Beach are reporting that a man has died after he was struck by a train near Palm Beach Lakes Blvd Monday morning.Witnesses reported that the man was walking west along the 100 block of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd around 5:00 am when he was struck by a Tri-Rail traveling in the southbound direction.Officials have since identified the victim as 37-year-old Randall Felton of West Palm Beach, however, no other details are available at this time.last_img

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgWhere: Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country Tuesday Sports: March Madness at the Valencia Car Wash What: The UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans will be going to the NCAA basketball playoffs Thursday. It has been 40 years since both schools were invited to the March Madness playoffs. To celebrate this historic event, the Valencia Car Wash will give a free carwash to any fan who wears UCLA or USC colors or team names on Tuesday or Wednesday. The Valencia Carwash plans to join the March Madness for the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans. Wear the school colors, and get a car wash – free. When: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Where: 24233 Creekside Road., Valencia Health: Blood Drive What: Blood drive at the Santa Clarita medical offices. Call (818) 719-2397 for information, reservations not required. Walk-ins welcome. When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices, 27107 Tourney Road, Valencia Thursday Day Activities: Native Beginnings Story Time What: Come and get “tricked” as we listen to stories about our favorite tricksters. For information, call (661) 251-2720. When: 3:30 p.m. Where: Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country Meetings: All Valley Le Tip meets What: The local All Valley LeTip Business Referral Group is a group of local professionals that is dedicated to helping its members grow their businesses. Our current members included lawyers, doctors, insurance professionals, accountants, financial professionals, carpet cleaning service, gift basket service, dentist, etc. Our group meets every Thursday morning for breakfast at Marie Callendars on The Old Road. Meetings conclude by around 8:20 a.m. so you still have your entire business day ahead of you. We are one of the fastest growing business networking groups in Santa Clarita. For information, visit or call Lisa Eichman at (661) 297-3333 or Robert Mansour at (800) 799-7449. When: 7:00 a.m. Where: Marie Callendars Restaurant, 24201 The Old Road, Valencia Saturday General: Color of My Heart What: Mothers and daughters are invited to create a very special memory together. Hosted by the Betty Ferguson Foundation, attendees will share lunch, paint a ceramic cup and saucer and enjoy a workshop. Space is limited. Sign up early by calling the Betty Ferguson Foundation at (661) 702-8712 by March 12. Cost $25 per person. The Betty Ferguson Foundation was established in December 1998 in response to a growing need for an organization to support and promote the personal and professional growth of women and teen girls. For additional information log visit When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Where: Paint a Dream, 24272 Valencia Blvd., Valencia Charity: Unitarian Universalist Church Community Fundraiser What: Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley will host a yard sale to raise money for various Santa Clarita Valley charities. Shoppers that day should look for the big signs on McBean Parkway around Avenida Navarre and Arroyo Park Drive. Unitarian Universalists draw upon the teachings of many of the world’s faiths to help individuals build their own theology. They hold services each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., in Newhall. For directions and further information, visit or call (661) 254-7866. When: 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Alta Drive, Valencia, behind Granary Square Music: Opera Talks at Valencia Library What: The Opera League of Los Angeles will present Opera Talks, highlighting some of the performances of the current season as well as providing information on the art of the opera. Call (661) 259-8942. When: 2 p.m. Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Sunday, March 18 Charity: SCV Jewish Women’s Seder What: Learn about the contributions of women in Judaism, especially the role of women in the story of Passover. Join us for a fabulous meal, a spiritual, musical service and the chance to connect with some amazing women! Special musical guest Cindy Paley joins us this year. Cost: $36 per person, includes catered meal, service and special Miriam’s cup to take home. Reservations are required; your payment is your reservation. Sponsored by Congregation Beth Shalom, Temple Beth Ami, Hadassah Kochava group and Hadassah Kolot Nashim group.This annual event is open to all women ages 13 and older (and you don’t have to be Jewish to attend). For more information, contact [email protected], or call (661) 297-2960. When: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: Newhall Seventh Day Adventist Church, 24436 Valley St., Newhall 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Today General: `Come and See’ Open House What: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Clarita is pleased to host “Come and See,” the congregation’s very first Open House event. Services run from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with refreshments and “get to know us” tabletop displays and information from 11:30 to 1 p.m. All activities will be at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St. in Newhall. Child care is available, along with religious exploration for children of all ages, from toddlers to middle-schoolers. Members have been encouraged to invite guests to see what Unitarian Universalism is all about and the church extends this invitation to the community. All visitors are welcome for the full program at 10:30 or they may simply come and see what the church has to offer at 11:30. When: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall Monday Clubs: Book Club to Host Mystery Author What: The Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library Book Club will enjoy a discussion with mystery author Debra Webb, who will be present to answer questions and discuss her book, “Dying to Play.” This is a free program and all community members are invited to attend. Call (661) 251-2720. When: 6:30 p.m. last_img