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_imgSweden’s Henrik Stenson is the new Open golf champion – after a record breaking Sunday at Royal Troon.He shot a final round 63 to finish on a best-ever 20-under-par in the sport’s oldest “major” – three ahead of Phil Mickelson, who managed an impressive 65.Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and England’s Tyrrell Hatton were tied in fifth place – 16 strokes behind Stenson.last_img


first_img0Shares0000Borussia Dortmund playmaker Marco Reus is struggling to be fit for Wednesday’s Champions League, last 16, first leg at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur after suffering a thigh injury © AFP / SASCHA SCHUERMANNBERLIN, Germany, Feb 8 – Borussia Dortmund playmaker and top scorer Marco Reus could miss next week’s Champions League clash against Tottenham with a thigh injury, the Bundesliga leaders revealed Friday.Reus has already been ruled out of Saturday’s home league match against Hoffenheim, the final tune-up before playing Tottenham at Wembley next Wednesday in the Champions League last 16, first leg tie. Reus has scored 17 goals, setting up 11 more this season in all competitions, and director of sport Michael Zorc says “we will decide at the start of the week” whether he can face Spurs.The 29-year-old injured his thigh after scoring in Tuesday’s German Cup defeat at home to Werder Bremen.Illness has also taken a toll with head coach Lucien Favre, who has the flu, unlikely to be on the bench against Hoffenheim as Dortmund start the weekend with a seven-point lead in the table.Zorc says he hopes either first-choice goalkeeper Roman Burki or his back-up Marwin Hitz will be fit to face Hoffenheim.The pair missed the home defeat to Bremen with illness, leaving reserve team keeper Eric Oelschlaegel to make his Dortmund debut.“We have good reason to hope that both goalkeepers will be fit to play,” said Zorc.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more