first_imgWHAT: Governor Jim Douglas will announce a partnership with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company at a news conference on February 12th to give away free $50,000 life insurance policies to families in need across Vermont.WHEN/WHERE: The Governor will hold a news conference on February 12th, 11AM at  the State House, 109 State St., Montpelier, VT in the Governor s Ceremonial Office to announce details of the program, including the date and time of a public application event where people can apply for free life insurance policies. He will also announce who qualifies for the program and how it benefits the children of Vermont.WHY: The free life insurance program is called LifeBridge. This is strictly a philanthropic program with no additional obligations or commitments from families who qualify for the free insurance policies. MassMutual is the only company in the nation giving away life insurance as part of a charitable giving program.The $50,000 benefit from these life insurance policies will help pay for the education of children if their parent or legal guardian dies during the ten year policy term. MassMutual hopes to give away up to ten million dollars in life insurance coverage in Vermont.EDITORIAL NOTE: If you can not cover the news conference, please contact me for a news release about how people can apply for free life insurance; interviews with LifeBridge experts in Vermont can be arranged.last_img read more


first_imgTheft cases were down by 80 percent (from15 to three cases). The number of robbery cases, on theother hand, stayed the same at three. She also gave credit to the continuingpolice campaign against crimes. PRO-6 data showed 130 crimes from March16 to 19 this year, down by 215 incidents from the 345 cases recorded in thesame days in 2019. Cases of physical injury went down by66.66 percent – from 15 last year to five this year. The drop was determined by comparing thenumber of crimes recorded in such period this year and last year. “But the police won’t be complacent.There are opportunistic criminals. We are this urging people to remain in theirhouses and always keep their doors locked,” said Malong./PN Homicide cases posted a 50-percentplunge – from two last year to one this year. Murder cases dropped by 100 percent(from six incidents in 2019 to none this year).center_img “The COVID-19 concern is a factor. Localgovernment units have been urging people to stay at home. Businessestablishments have opted to close shop. Even petty crimes dropped,” saidPolice Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6 spokesperson. ILOILO City – The coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19) is believed to be a factor in the dramatic drop in crime rateacross Western Visayas – 62.31 percent in a four-day period (March 16-19),according to the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6). Rape cases declined, too – 71.42 percent(from seven last year to two this year). ‘GHOST TOWN’. The usually congested Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in the bustling district of Mandurriao, Iloilo City is empty on the first day (March 20, 2020) of the nearly month-long lockdown imposed by the city government in a bid to keep the metro free from the coronavirus disease 2019. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The PRO-6 expects a further drop incrimes most especially in Iloilo City due to the lockdown of the metro orderedby Mayor Jerry Treñas. No carnapping incidents last year andthis year from March 16 to 19. There were two “motornapping” incidents lastyear; none this year. The eight “focus crimes” – murder,homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft, carnapping, and “motornapping”– also dropped, PRO-6 data showed. It recorded 14 cases from March 16 to 19this year, way below the 50 cases it recorded in the same period in 2019. last_img read more


first_imgCouncillor Mac Giolla Easbuig with Frances Boyle, manager of the centre.A local county councillor has hit out at the delay in addressing erosion affecting a local community centre.Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has said that it is a disgrace that it has taken so long to deal with the issue of erosion that is affecting the Maghery community and especially its community centre.Sand coming from the local sand dunes is blowing across towards the community centre.“I called out today again to Maghery to speak to some people within the community and to see how I can best support a resolution to this.“I have been in contact with the Donegal county council again today and have been informed that there is a number of meetings scheduled between roads section, environment and also the Maghey community.“As well as this I have been told that Coleraine University will conduct a study of the situation on Maghery Strand in conjunction with the community. I always believe that it is best to involve all parties affected to find the best solution.“In my capacity as local representative I will continue to support and work alongside the People of Maghery.” BLOWING SANDS CAUSING HAVOC AT LOCAL COMMUNITY CENTRE was last modified: July 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more