Biden to reopen ‘Obamacare’ markets for COVID-19 relief

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to reopen the HealthCare.gov insurance markets for a special sign-up opportunity, as he promised during his campaign. It would be geared to people needing coverage in the coronavirus pandemic. Two people familiar with the plan tell The Associated Press that Biden is expected to sign an executive order Thursday, with details still being finalized. The new enrollment period would not go into effect immediately. Instead, the White House wants to provide time for the government to mount a marketing campaign, and for insurers to get ready for an influx of new customers.last_img

Lindsay Mendez to Appear in Musical Adaptation of The Winter’s Tale

first_img The community-based Public Works production will also feature over 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs and cameo group performances by Sesame Street, New York Theatre Ballet, Rosie’s Theater Kids and more. Lindsay Mendez will join her previously reported fellow Wicked alum Christopher Fitzgerald, along with David Turner, Isaiah Johnson, Danny Williams and Todd Almond, in a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with music and lyrics by Almond, the free Public Theater three-night civic event will run September 5 through September 7 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. View Comments Scenic design will be by Justin Townsend, with lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, costume design by Paul Carey and sound design by Acme Sound Partners.center_img Star Files Lindsay Mendezlast_img read more

Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore renegotiating PSV contracts with Petrobras

first_imgWilson Sons Ultratug Offshore could have up to eight platform supply contracts with Petrobras temporarily suspended.The company is is a joint venture between the Brazilian shipbuilding company, Wilson Sons and Chilean services provider Ultramar.According to Wilson Sons, the JV is negotiating new contract terms for up to eight Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) currently operating for Petrobras.The negotiation will consider the temporary suspension of these contracts due to current suppressed demand, with the original contract term extended by a period equal to the suspension, and a reduction of the vessels’ daily rates.The negotiation contemplates a total estimated reduction of approximately 6% on the fleet average gross daily rate and up to 858 days of suspension for all the vessels combined.“The company continues to seek new opportunities to maximize its fleet utilisation. In July 2017, WSUT (Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore) ranked as the first and second place Brazilian-flag vessels in a Petrobras tender for the supply of shallow-water diving support vessels (SDSVs), offering the Mandrião and Pardela vessels. Additionally, in September 2017, WSUT ranked as the first and second place vessels in a Petrobras tender to provide, in May 2018, platform support and oil spill recovery vessels (OSRV / PSVs), offering the Albatroz and Gaivota vessels,” the company saidlast_img read more