For 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 www.bcbsvt.com/symposium(link 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 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)
LOCAL 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.
Legon 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.
Authorities 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.