‘While we are opening on October 1, open enrollment is a six month window, so Vermonters will have plenty of time to browse and make a decision that is right for them,’ said Robin Lunge, Vermont’s Director of Health Care Reform. ‘November is when most businesses and people who need coverage that starts on January 1st will be picking and enrolling in health plans.’ Website: www.VermontHealthConnect.gov(link is external) Toll-Free Call Center: (855) 899-9600Facebook: www.Facebook.com/VermontHealthConnect(link is external)Twitter: www.Twitter.com/VTHealthConnect(link is external)YouTube: www.YouTube.com/VTHealthConnect(link is external) The Department of Vermont Health Access announced today that Vermont Health Connect is on schedule to begin serving Vermonters on Tuesday, October 1t, beginning a six-month open enrollment period when Vermonters can compare health insurance options, learn if they are eligible for free or reduced cost plans, and enroll in a quality health plan that fits their needs ‘ all in one place. ‘We’re working hard to make Vermont Health Connect a success,’ said Mark Larson, Commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access. ‘As with any sophisticated system, the online marketplace will need improvements along the way. We have a great team that has been working non-stop to ensure the insurance marketplace works for Vermonters. As people across the state begin to explore health plans through Vermont Health Connect in the coming months, we will be standing by to answer questions, deal with concerns, and work to continually improve the consumer experience.’ The online marketplace will be available starting tomorrow at 9am and then daily from 6am to midnight. Vermonters may choose to enroll through the web-based online marketplace, with in-person help from a Navigator or broker, or through the call center directly. Vermonters with questions or who experience difficulty with the new system should contact Vermont Health Connect through the customer support center at (855) 899-9600. The customer support center will be open from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturday. ‘With the launch of Vermont Health Connect, we have reached an important milestone on our path toward better health care coverage,’ said Gov. Peter Shumlin. Through Vermont Health Connect, small businesses and their employees, as well as anyone who does not have insurance through a job, will have the information they need to pick a plan that reflects their personal medical needs and budget.
Investor KKR has committed C$250m to fund growth at Torq Energy Logistics, which provides ‘wellsite to railcar‘ oil handling services in Canada. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp has acquired US wagon leasing business Flagship Rail Services from Perella Weinberg Partners. FRS will now operate as SMBC Rail Services. Alstom has established a development centre in Madrid to co-ordinate its worldwide tramway signalling activities. Sinara Transport Machines has acquired a controlling stake in Russian track machine manufacturer Kalugaputmash from a pension fund. Consultancy BMT Asia Pacific and Singapore-based systems assurance specialist Orient Express Solutions have formed a partnership to collaborate on rail projects across southeast Asia. Tognum AG has been renamed Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, reflecting its ownership by an equally-owned joint venture of Rolls-Royce plc and Daimler AG. The MTU brands are to be retained.
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski encouraged people to shop local. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Local small businesses are taking part in Small Business Saturday tomorrow, although many chain stores starting their sales last night. Murkowski: “Sleep in, skip the big box stores and the Black Friday madness and head out to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Did you know that small businesses make up nearly all of the private employers in Alaska and fill more than 52% of all private sector jobs in our state? Owning and operating a small business is one of the biggest challenges out there and I would like to recognize all of our small business owners for their hard work and dedication to their communities.”
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – A three-match series between world champions England and Ireland beginning on Thursday will kick off the inaugural Super League, which will determine who qualifies for the 50-over World Cup in India in 2023, the International Cricket Council said yesterday. Aside from during the World Cup every four years, the appeal of the one-day game has dwindled after the arrival of the shorter Twenty20 version of the sport, and it is hoped that the Super League will restore some of the 50-over format’s popularity.“The league will bring relevance and context to ODI cricket over the next three years, as qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is at stake,” Geoff Allardice, ICC general manager – cricket operations, said in a statement. The launch of the Super League was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a number of series cancelled due to restrictions on international travel and lockdowns in various countries to contain the virus. International cricket finally resumed this month without the presence of spectators when England hosted West Indies in a three-test series.World champions England will also host the first white-ball internationals when they take on Ireland in the three-match ODI series in a bio-secure environment at Southampton. The league will feature the 12 ICC test-playing nations and the Netherlands, who qualified by winning the World Cricket Super League 2015-17.The top seven teams in the league, which will see each side play four home and four away series of three matches, will automatically confirm their spot at the 2023 event.Last week, the ICC moved the World Cup in India to an October-November window from its original February-March slot, in order to find fresh slots for series cancelled due to the pandemic. “Given the situation, it will be quite different to the last time we played at home, when we lifted the World Cup at Lord’s, but it’s nice to be starting our journey for the next edition of the tournament,” England’s ODI captain Eoin Morgan said.
Pattaya United’s Cameroon striker Paul Ekollo (right) celebrates after putting his team 2-0 up against Khon Kaen FC during their 3rd round FA Cup match in Chonburi last weekend. Two goals from Ittipol Poolsap either side of half time and a late fourth from Ludovick Takam completed the scoring for the Dolphins and sees them safely through into the 4th round of the competition. (Photo/Ariyawat Nuamsawat)
Aaron Donald held out all spring and summer from Los Angeles Rams activities, finally reporting for duty right before the regular season began without the new contract he’d been seeking.His pursuit of the ball has been far more fruitful.Midway through his fourth year in the NFL, Donald has established himself as the premier defensive tackle in the game. Though comparing different positions is a difficult assessment, Donald might be the best defensive player in the league. His dominance in the interior of the line is a significant reason why the Rams (6-2) were the first-half surprise success of the season.“Hall of Famers aren’t made three years in,” Rams general manager Les Snead said during training camp. “But if there’s a race to the gold jacket, he’s started strong.”His consistent disruption and production since being drafted in the first round out of Pittsburgh earned him a unanimous first place finish for NFL defensive tackles from an Associated Press panel in voting revealed Friday. Donald is the only unanimous winner of the 10 positions ranked thus far by the 11-person AP panel in the weekly installments published this season.The two-time All-Pro pick has 32 sacks in 55 career games. He’s a force against the run, too. Fierce and fast at 6-foot-1 and 285 pounds, Donald is quite the bargain for the Rams this year with a rookie-contract salary cap hit of a little more than $3.2 million. The below-market price won’t last much longer, though.“He seems to have answered questions pretty quickly of how he would adapt to a 3-4 scheme under defensive coordinator Wade Phillips,” said the AP’s Schuyler Dixon, who is based in Dallas.Donald was one of six defensive tackles listed on every ballot. The other five were Miami’s Ndamukong Suh, who finished second; Philadelphia’s Fletcher Cox, who was third; Cincinnati’s Geno Atkins, who came in fourth; fifth-place finisher Damon Harrison of the New York Giants; and Carolina’s Kawann Short, who was eighth.Minnesota’s Linval Joseph took sixth, Tampa Bay’s Gerald McCoy came in seventh, San Francisco’s DeForest Buckner was ninth and Jacksonville’s Malik Jackson finished 10th to round out the results.The Dolphins made Suh the league’s highest-paid defensive player in 2015, and he has remained the threat in the middle he was in Detroit. The knock against his game has stuck with him, too — the propensity for penalties and needless personal fouls.“If he could just harness his emotions,” said the AP’s Arnie Stapleton, who’s based in Denver.While quarterback Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense has stolen the spotlight, Cox has been a significant factor in the team’s NFL-best 8-1 start. Despite missing two games to injury, he has 4½ sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one touchdown.“Don’t forget this important part of a defense that’s doing its part,” Dixon said.With 57 career sacks for the Bengals, Atkins leads all active interior linemen.“When healthy, Atkins is as good as any defensive tackle in football. But like many of the top defensive tackles in the NFL, the folks around him don’t measure up,” said the AP’s Barry Wilner, who’s based in New York.There’s hardly a better story of overcoming the odds in the NFL than Harrison. He hooked on with the Jets as an undrafted rookie in 2012 out of a small NAIA school in Iowa, William Penn, after barely playing in high school and being cut from the team in middle school while growing up poor near New Orleans. Now with the Giants with a big-money contract to boot, the man nicknamed “Big Snacks” has been eating up offensive linemen for years.“No one is better as a run stuffer,” said the AP’s Josh Dubow, who’s based in the Bay Area.___EDITOR’S NOTE – The Associated Press is ranking the top 10 players at a different position every week of the NFL season, based on votes by Pro Football Hall of Fame member James Lofton and AP football writers Simmi Buttar, Dave Campbell, Schuyler Dixon, Josh Dubow, Howard Fendrich, Rob Maaddi, Arnie Stapleton, Teresa M. Walker, Dennis Waszak Jr. and Barry Wilner. This feature will move on Fridays.___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.pro32.ap.org
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