First payment of claims made by the ECCU/BAICO Health Insurance Support Fund: Over 1,000 applications recevied to date

first_imgGovernments of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union logo. Photo credit: sknvibes.comThree months after the launch of the ECCU/BAICO Health Insurance Support Fund (“Fund”), the Governments of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union are pleased to announce that the Fund has issued payments to meet the unpaid health insurance claims for the first group of BAICO health insurance policyholders who submitted applications. So far, over one thousand (1,000) applications from BAICO health insurance policyholders across all eight ECCU member territories have been received.  The ECCU Governments encourage BAICO Health Insurance policyholders to submit applications to the Fund.  The Fund was established to help bring some relief to health insurance policyholders whose claims could not be met because of the collapse of BAICO, and reaching those affected policyholders remains the Fund’s top priority. The Fund will remain open until the end of December 2011.  This closing date provides ample time for affected policyholders to seek assistance.      Deadline for Submission of Applications Applications MUST be received by the local BAICO branch no later than 31 December, 2011. Payments from the Fund Applicants should allow up to 90 days for processing once they have submitted their completed Applications.  Payments will not be made on any Application until it is fully processed.Operations of the Fund The Fund has been established as a trust, under a Trust Deed that outlines the operating rules for the Fund. The ECCU governments have appointed a special purpose company called ECCU Health Insurance Support Inc as the trustee. More informationMore information about the Fund can be obtained from BAICO branches in the ECCU, or fromThe ECCU Governments will provide regular updates on the progress of the Fund’s operations.Press ReleaseGovernments of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union Tweet Share 13 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews First payment of claims made by the ECCU/BAICO Health Insurance Support Fund: Over 1,000 applications recevied to date by: – August 18, 2011 Sharelast_img read more


McCall: Ulster deserve credit

first_img Press Association Tries in either half from Chris Ashton, along with one from second row Mouritz Botha, proved enough for McCall’s men, with all of Ulster’s points coming from the boots of Pienaar and Paddy Jackson. “Ulster deserve an enormous amount of credit after losing a man after five minutes and, not only from the effort they put in, but to also be as tactically astute and aware as they were was a great achievement and we’re just lucky we got over the line at the end,” McCall said after guiding his team to a Twickenham date with Clermont. “It definitely wasn’t intentional (Payne’s collision) but it was reckless. You could argue both ways, but it’s a big call to make five minutes into the match and it changes the match. “At times we played some good rugby and at times our physicality was outstanding, but we kept on showing unbelievable indiscipline. “We gave away too many penalties and we kept them in the game and we kept the crowd in the game, and we were fortunate to get away with the win.” Ulster coach Mark Anscombe felt Payne should have been shown a yellow card, but praised his side for battling through with 14 men and running Saracens – who scored three tries – so close, with an Ulster win a possibility right up until the final play. “When you lose a pretty important player five minutes into the game, you’re always going to have your backs to the wall,” Anscombe said. “It’s unfortunate. It was a collision in the air and did it warrant a red card? I think we’re pretty hard done by there. “Sometimes I think with these it’s the emotion of the injury (that) creates the penalty, and I think at worst it was a yellow card. To have a red card four minutes into the game meant we were always going to be chasing our tails. “I’ve got to take my hat off to the boys to hang in there and, to actually be taking the game to them and trailing 17-15 in the 80th minute, we’ve got to be really proud of their effort. “Jared, the whole time, had his eyes on the ball. I mean, how’s that a red card? I think that’s the emotion of the injury,” Anscombe added. “You saw how difficult it was as, a couple of the tries they scored, we had numbers down. We went to the break at 9-5, which was a pretty good feat, and to keep it so close at the end… but that’s the way it goes at times.” Saracens coach Mark McCall was mightily relieved after his side reached their second straight Heineken Cup semi-final with a 17-15 win at Ravenhill, and acknowledged that the first-half dismissal of Ulster full-back Jared Payne was a game-changer. The hosts were forced to play most of the game without Payne, who was controversially sent off in the fourth minute after a shuddering tangle with Alex Goode which forced the Saracens full-back off the field. Despite being down a man, Ulster refused to buckle and led 9-5 at the end of the first half but, after the home side lost key players Rory Best and Ruan Pienaar to injury, Sarries eventually got in front and held firm despite Ulster’s storming finish which saw them narrow the visitors’ lead to two points. last_img read more


Vinesh Phogat wins Bronze in WWC, qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

first_img FOLLOW US Written By 11 months ago PV Sindhu on Tokyo 2020 preparations: I am aiming for gold – Exclusive Vinesh Phogat opened India’s medals account in this edition of World Wrestling Championship in Noor Sultan, Kazakhstan, by bagging bronze in the women’s 53 kg category beating two-time World medallist Maria Prevolaraki of Greece in the third place play-off today. Vinesh though started slowly but soon used her experience to take full grip and control over her opponent to pin her down to win a strongly contested bronze medals play off.Qualifying for Tokyo Olympics 2020Earlier, Vinesh Phogat (53 kg) had defeated World Silver medallist Sarah Hildebrandt 8-2 in the second repechage round and had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Vinesh was too good for her American opponent and dominated the bout from the beginning and never allowed her opponent a grip in the bout. In today’s first repechage, Vinesh defeated Ukraine’s Yuliia Khavaldzhy 5-0 in a one-sided match while Seema Bisla (50 kg) got the better off Nigeria’s Miesinnie Genesis 9-9 on criteria. Last night, Vinesh and Seema remained in the hunt for a bronze medal as they reached the repechage round in their respective categories.Read | Vinesh Phogat beats World silver medalist, qualifies for Tokyo 2020Read | Vinesh Phogat loses Pre-quarters,can still qualify for Tokyo OlympicsQuest for a maiden medal Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh had begun her quest for a maiden medal from the world event with a thunderous 13-0 win over Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sofia Mattsson of Sweden. Even though it sparked hopes of gold, her next bout against the reigning World Champion Mayu Mukaida of Japan proved tough.Read | Tokyo 2020 Olympics: snow machines go on trial to beat the heatBabita Phogat on sister’s winThe CWG Champion and Vinesh’s sister Babita Phogat has congratulated Vinesh on bagging bronze and entering the Tokyo Olympics 2020. “Vinesh is the first female to enter the Tokyo Olympics 2020 through the World Wrestling Championship which I am extremely proud of,” she said. Babita has further thanked Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, the President of Wrestling Federation, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, for taking wrestling as a sport to another level, and Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar for bringing wrestling into focus.Read | PV Sindhu on Tokyo 2020 preparations: I am aiming for gold – Exclusive WATCH US LIVE 11 months ago Vinesh Phogat beats World silver medalist, qualifies for Tokyo 2020 11 months ago Vinesh Phogat loses Pre-quarters,can still qualify for Tokyo Olympics WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 18th September, 2019 19:33 IST Vinesh Phogat Wins Bronze In WWC, Qualifies For Tokyo 2020 Olympics Vinesh Phogat opened India’s medals account in the edition of World Wrestling Championship by bagging bronze in women’s 53 kg category beating Maria Prevolarakicenter_img Suman Ray SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 18th September, 2019 18:43 IST LIVE TV 11 months ago Tokyo 2020 Olympics: snow machines go on trial to beat the heat COMMENT 11 months ago Spain’s basketball win makes the Tokyo Olympics field excitinglast_img read more


Danny Willett’s good luck message inspires England

first_img England – inspired by a good luck message from Masters champion Danny Willett – have taken the lead for the first time in the weekend’s international against France at Formby Golf Club.Willett, who played in this match in 2008, sent his message to the team last night and England captain Kevin Tucker commented: “They were very pleased to receive it and it was very good of the Masters champion to send it.”The team responded with high-quality golf which gave them a 3-1 win in this morning’s foursomes and an overall lead in the match of 9-7.It was England’s first win in a foursomes session since the Home Internationals of 2013 – and they couldn’t have timed it better, edging into the lead with just the final session of eight singles to be played.They need 3½ points to win, but Tucker isn’t expecting it to be easy. “We are expecting a very tight match this afternoon,” he said.This morning, England’s top pair of Alfie Plant and Bradley Moore (Image © Leaderboard Photography) led the way with par golf and a 3/2 win. They were clearly on form – for example, Plant rifled a drive into the very centre of the narrow neck on the 7th fairway – and obviously enjoying themselves.They were quickly ahead and got to four up after eight holes. The French won the 13th to reduce the gap to three but could make no further inroads, despite holing a huge putt for par on the 15th which prolonged the match. It looked as though they might survive another hole when Moore’s tee shot on the short 16th rolled back off the green and into a bunker – but the England pair coolly produced a classy up-and-down to win their game.Behind them, Ashton Turner and James Walker trailed over the opening holes but they worked their way back from two down to take the lead on the 9th – and then there was no stopping them.They went two ahead with a par three on the 10th, halved the 11th in birdie three, and got to three up with another birdie on 13. A solid par on the 15th – where their opponents ran through the green and took three to get down – closed out their game 4/3.At the bottom of the order Scott Gregory and Josh Hilleard provided plenty of excitement as they claimed their second foursomes win, this time by 3/1. They were one down after two, but responded with an eagle three to win the third and a birdie three to win the fourth. The French pair got back on level terms with their own winning birdie on the short 5th, where Ugo Coussaud almost holed his tee shot.The English pair then moved ahead, but were temporarily pulled back to all square on the 9th when the French managed an astonishing par from deep in the trees on the left. The English pair had their own share of magic, for example of the 15th where Hilleard hit the pin from 30-yards and Gregory holed the four-footer for a winning par – and then followed up with a 10-footer  on the 16th which saved par and won the game.Jamie Bower and Paul Kinnear battled away at their opponents in a tight match, but could never get ahead, despite playing good golf. They bowed out on a birdie – but so did their opponents, to close out the game 2/1.Click here for full scores 15 May 2016 Danny Willett’s good luck message inspires England last_img read more


Jewish Community Offers Ways to Help, Get Help After Storm

first_imgHOLMDEL – In response to Hurricane Sandy and the winter storm that followed, the Jewish Federation of Monmouth County and a number of Jewish agencies, organizations, congregations and chabads are helping provide relief for those in need.“In helping people connect with their friends and neighbors, and providing financial support to synagogue, social service agency, youth group, and other efforts underway, Federation hopes to bring as much help and humanity to this difficult time as we can,” said Keith Krivitzky, the federation’s executive director. “We encourage anyone in need of help, as well as those who can offer help, to access hurricane relief information and resources at the places listed below.”Among the efforts that federation and the Jewish community are conducting are:Jewish Family & Children’s Service is increasing availability of its Kosher Meals on Wheels program for anyone age 60 and older who may have financial difficulties, limited access to food shopping, difficulties preparing meals, or other issues with mobility at this time. Those in need may call Joanne Glasoff at 732-774-6886, Ext 40.Sabbath goodie boxes will also be made available to synagogues to share with members of their respective communities. Synagogue representatives should contact Ariella Raviv at [email protected] to request goodie boxes.Jewish Family & Children’s Service is making mental health counseling available at significantly reduced and sliding scale fees to adults, adolescents, children, or seniors experiencing additional stress, anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties from the storm and its aftermath. Counseling will be provided by licensed social workers and mental health professionals at the agency’s Eatontown, Asbury Park and Morganville locations. Children’s counseling includes play therapy. In-home visits are available for the elderly and others unable to leave their homes.Emergency financial support is available through Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Grants up to $500 and interest-free loans up to $3,000 through the Hebrew Free Loan Society are available to help those suffering financial hardships from the storms, from being out of work, or other challenging circumstances.
To inquire about grants and loans, please call Jewish Family & Children’s Service at 732-774-6886.Monmouth Reform Temple of Tinton Falls is organizing a gift card drive to benefit people from Sea Bright and neighboring towns. The temple is asking that other congregations and community organizations organize similar drives to maximize impact. The gift card drive will run through Jan. 1. Gift cards from Target, Kmart, Home Depot, and Lowes are preferred in any increment of $25 (i.e. $25, $50, $75, $100, etc.), and must be clearly labeled with their dollar value to ensure equitable distribution. 
Cards may be mailed to: Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Ave., Tinton Falls, NJ 07724. Additional information is available by emailing [email protected] are also invited to make donations by check directly to the Monmouth Reform Temple’s gift card drive with the cards being purchased with the funds. Checks should be made payable to Monmouth Reform Temple with “Sea Bright Gift Card Drive” noted in the memo.Anyone wishing to make a financial donation to Jewish Federation of Monmouth County to support these and other storm relief efforts may do so by sending a check payable to Jewish Federation. Please be sure to write “Sandy Relief” in the memo section of the check. The mailing address is Jewish Federation of Monmouth County, 960 Holmdel Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733.The mission of Jewish Federation of Monmouth County centers on the principles of Tikkun Olam, which in Hebrew, means repairing the world; Tzedakah, practicing righteous acts; and Gemilut Chasadim, encouraging acts of loving kindness. The organization carries out this mission through financial and other support of many groups throughout the community.Additional information is available by calling the Jewish Federation of Monmouth County at 732-866-4300.last_img read more


Bombers find win column at B.C. High School AA Rugby Championships, blast Okanagan Mission 27-5

first_imgKicker Kevin Lewis converted each try to complete the scoring.The Bombers opened the tourney with a 38-10 loss to top ranked Collingwood of West Vancouver Sunday in the Lower Mainland City.LVR suffered from butterflies and could not match the speed of the provincial power.Tuesday, LVR lost its second game of the 16-team tournament to Vernon’s Kalamalka Lakers 19-12.The loss was tough for Kootenay reps to stomach as it seemed every break and every call by the game official went the way of the Lakers.The Bombers, already improving on a 16th place finish from 2010, close out the tourney Saturday against the winner of the Smithers/Southridge [email protected] After two consecutive losses — one by a wide margin and the other, a tough winnable setback — the L.V. Rogers Bombers tasted success at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Rugby Championships Thursday in Abbotsford.The Bombers proved they belong as the 16-ranked squad ran all over 12th ranked Okanagan Mission in consolation round action thumping the Kelowna-based school 27-5.Quinn Cowie scored a pair of tries while Sean Hickson, Colin Robinson, Jake Kindred each added singles to power the Bombers to lopsided victory.last_img read more



first_imgDear Editor,Heartbreaking best describes the death of seven-year-old fire victim, Shaniya Persaud.While the doctors tried their best, in the end, an angel soared into heaven.Shaniya fought bravely and valiantly and her spirit and courage will write the epitaph of a champion.Rest in peace little girl and my condolences to the grieving family and friends.Sincerely,Shamshun Mohamedlast_img


Senate Recommends March 2nd for Reopening Schools

first_imgThe Joint Legislative Committee on Health and Education of the Liberian Senate has recommended that schools in the country reopen on March 2, 2015, instead of the February 2, 2015 as was announced by authorities of the Ministry of Education.The nine-member joint committee chaired by Senators Peter Coleman for the Committee on Health, and Dallas A.V. Gueh for Education, recommended to the plenary yesterday, that the reopening of schools for instructional purposes be delayed for one month to allow adequate preparation of the facilities, and the delivery of all needed sanitation kits to the 5,181 schools within the Republic of Liberia.During this period, the committee recommended that renovation of 500 schools targeted must commence and most likely made ready for reopening.The committee in its five-page document advised that the registration process remain ongoing to enable parents do the registration of their kids in a much more flexible manner; and further recommended that schools must not be allowed to have on their information sheets any fees attached to acquiring Ebola-related materials and violators to be sanctioned administratively by the Ministry of Education.The recommendation is the outcome of findings from a hearing conducted by the joint committee on January 27, 2015 on the level of preparedness of the two sectorial ministries towards the reopening of schools.In the findings, the joint committee was reportedly informed by the Ministry of Health that it had concluded jointly with the Ministry of Education that a protocol for the reopening of schools is ready which, if followed, will ensure a safe and Ebola-free environment for the students, as well as instructional and administrative staff.The Ministry of Health during the hearing, also disclosed that all hygiene and sanitation materials as well as temperature monitoring devices were available in the country, and were in the process to being distributed, but was not very sure that all will be distributed before February 2nd date of reopening.For its part, the Ministry of Education informed the joint committee that the training of County Education Officers (CEOs), District Education Officers (DEOs) and administrators is ongoing, but will not be completed before the February 2 date of reopening throughout the country.The committee further gathered from the Ministry of Education that the 500 schools targeted for rehabilitation on a quick impact project basis have yet to commence and that, if works should begin, will surely not be completed before February 2, 2015. Similarly, the provision of hand pumps and sanitary accessories to schools around the country is ongoing, but cannot be completed on time.On the issue of request for additional subsidies for private and faith-based schools, Ministry of Education said the matter is still under discussion and that it is a major challenge faced by that ministry as institutions are the larger part of schools within the country.“Initial discussions had a US$3 Million (United States Three Million Dollars) figure, but that has been rounded to US$17 million; it is not feasible that the discussion will be concluded and financed before Monday, February 2, 2015. There is however, a need for assistance to be provided the private and faith based schools.”Concluding, the committee informed the Senate plenary that information gathered from various parts of the country, as stated by various lawmakers from both Houses of the Legislature, has revealed that many schools are in a serious deplorable condition and will not be ready for the reopening on February 2nd; and that most of the protocols instituted by the ministries of Education and Health, have not trickled down to rural Liberia.Speaking for the first time since his recent induction, Montserrado County Senator George Manneh Weah who signed as member of the nine-member committee argued that the two ministries were not ready for the February 2nd date for schools reopening.Senator Weah observed out of 23 activities, only one had been carried out in preparation for the reopening of schools. He however did not elaborate.The sitting then voted to adopt the recommendation and requested the joint committee to once again meet with authorities of the two sector ministries for final decision, and return to plenary for action.Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Senate was requested to write and inform President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf about the Legislature’s recommendation.   It may be recalled that Senators Grand Bassa and Montserrado Counties Nyonblee Kangar-Lawrence and Geraldine Doe-Sherif, respectively, recently wrote the Senate plenary in which they raised a four-point concern that they needed to be addressed in the wake of the announcement by the Ministry of Education that schools would reopen on February 2, 2015.The two Senators wanted the Senate to ascertain whether schools should reopen before the country is declared Ebola free, and to know if the Ministry of Education has done adequate preparation for the reopening of schools.The Senators also raised concerns about parents’ preparation to pay tuition with such short notice; and whether schools, especially private ones, have enough time to mobilize resources in the absence of salaries for private school teachers for the past seven (7) months, for the reopening of schools in February.Members of the committee include Senators Peter S. Coleman, Chair, Committee on Health; Dallas A.V. Gueh, Chair, Committee on Education; Geraldine Doe-Sherif, Armah Zolu Jallah, Jewel Howard-Taylor and Nyonblee Karngar Lawrence, all under Committee on Health.Also on the joint committee under Education are Senators Edward B. Dagoseh, Jewel Howard-Taylor, and George Manneh Weah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Stunning overhead kick by defender you MUST SEE!

first_imgIt was a goal fit to win any football match, so there can be no complaint over Paulao’s stunning overhead kick that inspired Internacional to a 1-0 victory over Goias at the weekend.With the match seemingly heading for a draw, just 10 minutes were remaining when the DEFENDER – in the Goias box for a corner – leapt up and hooked the incredible effort into the top corner to send the Internacional fans wild.last_img


Han doesn’t let up, claims Office Depot

first_imgRANCHO PALOS VERDES — Hee-Won Han started out Monday the way she had played her previous two full rounds at the Office Depot Championship pedal to the metal. The 27-year-old fourth-year LPGA Tour player from Seoul, South Korea, birdied her first two holes to forge a quick three-stroke lead, added another birdie four holes later and won by two strokes over fellow South Korean Soo-Yun Kang at Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles. Han, who led or shared the lead at the conclusion of every round, had to return for the final 10 holes of her third round Monday morning and secured her fourth tour victory by negotiating that stretch bogey-free. She had absorbed her only final-round bogey and just her third of the tournament Sunday in cold and windy weather before darkness halted play with all 79 cut survivors on the course. “I just hit the fairway and the green,” said Han, whose accuracy helped her avoid the bad bounces that hurt many of her competitors on the scenic, oceanside course. “She did a great job,” said Kang (71-66-66203), who had the best score of the final round, then treated her former teammate on the South Korean national team to a celebratory spray of champagne on the 18th green following Han’s closing par. “We are all very close friends,” Kang said with the help of translation from her sister, Hyun-Jung, “So like the time when I won (at the Safeway Classic in August, for her first tour victory), they did it for me. So I did it for her.” Han, who opened play with a 65 that wound up sharing low round of the tournament, added a 68 in the fog-and wind-delayed second round that took parts of two days, then finished with another 68 Monday in another round spread over two days. Catriona Matthew (68) took third at 205, Natalie Gulbis (71) and Karine Icher (73) shared fourth at 206, and second-round co-leader Jeong Jang (74) and former Pepperdine University golfer Katherine Hill (69) shared sixth at 207, a shot ahead of Marisa Baena (71-208). center_img Han’s 12-under-par total of 201 earned her $195,000 and her fourth tour victory in the Office Depot’s first appearance at Trump National. The annual Los Angeles-area LPGA Tour event was played the past three years at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana. Annika Sorenstam, who won the past two Office Depot titles at Tarzana’s El Caballero Country Club, never challenged at Trump National, finishing tied for ninth at 209 after a closing 70. The 63-time LPGA Tour winner exited with an appreciation of the course’s beauty while also frustrated by a slow pace of play that contributed to tournament rounds being carried over three consecutive days because of darkness. “I’ve been giving this some thought,” she said. “I think logistically this course is not set up for a competition like this, and especially for the fans. It’s very difficult to walk. “The greens today, they were great, they were smooth, and the views are fantastic. There’s a lot of positives. But it’s very tough to put, I think, a professional golf tournament especially stroke play when you have a course like this. There’s fairway, and there’s about six feet of rough and then there’s out of bounds, pretty much, so it makes it pretty difficult.” Han solved the difficulty mostly by avoiding it during a tournament in which she said she focused on hitting fairways and greens. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more