– Advertisement – ALSO SEE: WhatsApp Pay gets green signal from NPCIWith this new rule, the companies will see their share change — the cap of 30 percent will be calculated on the basis of total volume of transactions processed in UPI during the preceding three months on a rolling basis. According to the announcement, the TPAs that have more than a 30 percent share will have a two year period to comply in a phased manner.It’s not clear what will happen if a company hits a cap — whether it would be allowed to carry out further transactions at that point in time, or whether it would have to stop. This means that if you’re using a popular TPA like Google Pay or PhonePe, would this lead to more failed transactions? At present, this is not certain. WhatsApp is another contender in this space which has been waiting in the wings for permissions, and it has now been given permission by the NPCI to go ahead with its rollout.- Advertisement – The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has set a cap of 30% on total volume of UPI transactions processed by Third Party App (TPA) providers, which will come into place from January 2021. UPI — the Unified Payments Interface — has exceeded two billion transactions, according to the NPCI, with TPAs like Google Pay and PhonePe accounting for the majority of this figure. Now, the NPCI has put a cap on the proportion of transactions that a single company can process, in order to “address the risks and protect the UPI ecosystem as it further scales up,” the NPCI wrote. This will largely affect Google Pay and PhonePe, and present an opportunity for others such as Paytm and MobiKwik. There are also concerns that by capping the number of transactions a company can do in a month, it might lead to greater failure rates of transactions.The UPI ecosystem is heavily dominated by only two companies — Google Pay and PhonePe. According to a recent report, both companies account for around 40 percent of the number of transactions — each. Aside from this, two other companies, Paytm and MobiKwik are together almost 20 percent of the UPI transactions. All other apps, ranging from the government’s BHIM UPI app, to the many bank apps, barely have any share.- Advertisement – WhatsApp Pay has now been given permission to expand its users in a phased manner, with a maximum user base of up to 20 million users. To compare, PhonePe recently announced that it has hit the 250 million user mark.Why are smartphone prices rising in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.
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Though her first marriage didn’t work out, Adams hasn’t closed herself off to the possibility of finding The One — again. While meeting her lucky suitors, the former Bachelor contestant admitted it wasn’t difficult to be honest about her divorce.Tayshia Adams’ ex-husband, Josh Bourelle. Courtesy D&J Roofing Inc./Instagram“It’s not hard at all [to talk about] because it’s definitely something that I’ve experienced in the past and it led me to today,” she told Us. “But I don’t want it to define me because it doesn’t define me. It’s just something that I grew from and I learned from.”In a dramatic new Bachelorette teaser, Adams told the men vying for her heart that she was ready to “really dive in deep and find my life partner” after getting “married and divorced at a really young age.” Speaking directly to the camera, Adams later admitted through tears that “the fear of divorce” would always haunt her.- Advertisement – Not looking back! Tayshia Adams‘ divorce from ex-husband Josh Bourelle might play a big role in her dramatic turn on The Bachelorette, but she’s still on “cloud nine.”The 30-year-old California native dished about her journey on season 16 of the ABC dating series following Clare Crawley‘s engagement to Dale Moss during the Thursday, November 5, episode. As she prepared to make her highly-anticipated debut at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, California, Adams revealed that she didn’t hear from Bachelor Nation exes Colton Underwood and John Paul Jones — or from Bourelle.Tayshia Adams on ‘The Bachelorette’. ABC- Advertisement – Despite her reservations about pursuing another engagement, the Bachelor in Paradise alum was able to use her past experience to help guide her to her perfect match.“Having been married before, I feel like … I’m not just going to do anything just to do something. I’m not going to do it because I feel like I need to or do this and that. I’m going to do it because it’s the right thing to do, and I’m excited and happy,” she told Us. “If it were to happen, it’d be with the right sentiment.”The Bachelorette airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants “Just let a girl live,” she teased while speaking with Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, November 9.Adams and the roofing contractor were together for six years before they tied the knot in February 2016. After less than two years of marriage, Bourelle filed for divorce in October 2017. The former phlebotomist later had her maiden name restored after finalizing her divorce in November 2017. Earlier this year, the reality TV star opened up about trying to salvage her marriage before finally calling it quits.“When things were getting really bad, we were like, OK, we need to go see a counselor,” Adams recalled during an October episode of the “Click Bait” podcast. “Actually, that was my doing, because I knew I needed to do absolutely everything in order to know that was the end of the road. … At that point, you kind of walk through some things and you try as hard as you can, but you can’t force someone to love you.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
iPhone SE 2021 (not the official name) will not be launched in the first half of next year as was expected by the industry, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared. The highly popular iPhone SE (2020) that brought great performance at a relatively budget-friendly price had fans looking forward to a 2021 model. However, an alleged report by Kuo states that there may not be a new iPhone SE in the first half of 2021. The report states that there is stiff competition between four Apple suppliers for the anticipated iPhone 13’s cameras that might hinder the production of a new iPhone SE.According to a report by MyFixGuide citing Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there will not be an iPhone SE in the first half of 2021. iPhone SE (2020) was released in April this year with internal hardware of the iPhone 11 in the body of an iPhone 8, with a few differences. It is the cheapest iPhone model available and became quite popular among the masses upon launch. Fans who were expecting a 2021 version of the iPhone SE in the first half of next year may have to wait longer.- Advertisement – The report states that Kuo believes the market underestimates the impact of the competition being faced by Taiwan’s Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO), a company that provides camera hardware to Apple. There seems to be three other players – Largan Precision, Semco (Samsung Electro-mechanics), and a new firm named Sunny Optical. It is believed that due to this competition, Apple’s production plans for the iPhone SE 2021 model will be hindered.The report further adds that GSEO might lose orders for the ultra-wide-angle lens in the yet-unannounced iPhone 13 due to the competition. It is being estimated that while GSEO fulfilled 50 percent orders of the ultra-wide lens for iPhone 12, that number may come down to 30 percent for iPhone 13.As of now, Apple has not shared any information on iPhone SE 2021 or iPhone 13.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.
Aug 23, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the genetic blueprints for more than 650 influenza virus genes to launch a new data-sharing program intended to stimulate influenza research.In collaboration with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), the CDC will release genetic information on several hundred flu virus samples from US patients each year, the agency said yesterday in a news release.The genetic sequence data will include seasonal flu viruses, any animal flu viruses that infect humans, and any emerging strains, such as H5N1, officials said.The information will be deposited in two databases: GenBank, a public library of virus sequences managed by the National Institutes of Health, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Influenza Sequence Database.Until now, the sequence data were available only to a few flu researchers who work with the World Health Organization (WHO) to recommend which viruses should be included in flu vaccines. “The sequence data will now be available through GenBank to anyone with Internet access,” the CDC said.The genetic data shed light on a virus’s origin and relationship to other flu viruses. Scientists can use the information to help determine whether a virus is susceptible to antiviral drugs and whether it is evolving in a way that would make it more contagious, possibly setting the stage for a pandemic, the CDC said.The withholding of genetic data on H5N1 viruses has drawn criticism in recent months. In July, virologists quoted in a Nature article complained that Indonesia’s and other countries’ refusal to share H5N1 data was hindering scientists’ understanding of the virus.The CDC said it has been working with the WHO to encourage countries with H5N1 avian flu to share their data. “After the Indonesian government recently agreed to make available the sequences for viruses from Indonesian bird flu patients, CDC placed total genome sequences for over 40 H5N1 viruses into a public-access database,” the agency said.CDC hopes to set example”We hope these initiatives will set the stage for other countries to adopt similar approaches to the release of influenza virus sequence data that they manage,” Dr. Nancy Cox, director of the CDC’s Influenza Divison, commented in the news release.The APHL, which consists mainly of state and local laboratory officials, gained approval from all 50 state labs to release sequence data from flu viruses tested in the labs, the CDC said. State labs subtype flu viruses and submit some of them, including any unusual ones, to the CDC for further characterization.Under the new agreement, if the CDC identifies a new strain, the state lab that submitted it will be notified before the sequence data are posted in GenBank or the Los Alamos database, officials said.APHL President Dr. Jane Getchell said in the CDC statement, “State health department laboratories analyze and subtype thousands of influenza viruses each year. If a novel virus is out there, we will likely be the first to detect it. This is why public health labs are a critical part of our country’s early warning system for pandemic influenza, and why this collaboration with CDC is so important.”WHO explains steps for releasing H5N1 dataIn related news, the WHO today issued a brief explanation of how it works for the public release of H5N1 virus sequences—while downplaying somewhat the importance of such data.The agency said the sequencing of H5N1 viruses is done collaboratively by labs in countries with H5N1 outbreaks and the international network of H5 reference labs coordinated by the WHO. The agency explained that it needs permission from the source country to publish the sequence data.”WHO seeks to facilitate the timely release of sequence data to the public domain,” the statement said. “Formal procedures exist by which the WHO reference laboratory initially informs the originating laboratory of sequence results and simultaneously requests permission to place these results in the public domain. In the event of a negative reply or no reply, WHO directly approaches the Ministry of Health in the originating country, requesting authorization to release sequence data.”While genetic sequencing is important for developing vaccines and monitoring drug resistance, the WHO said, epidemiology is the primary tool for spotting changes in the H5N1 virus. “Epidemiological findings remain the most important alert to changes in the virus that indicate improved transmissibility among humans,” the agency said.See also:Aug 22 CDC statement about flu virus sequenceshttp://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/r060822.htmJul 12 CIDRAP News story “Report: H5N1 mutated rapidly in Indonesian cluster”http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/news/jul1206mutate.htmlAug 23 WHO statement about procedures for releasing H5N1 sequencesGenBank homepagehttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/Los Alamos National Laboratory Influenza Sequence Database homepagehttp://www.flu.lanl.gov/
Editor’s Note: CIDRAP’s Public Health Practices online database showcases peer-reviewed practices, including useful tools to help others with their planning. This article is one of a biweekly series exploring the development of these practices. We hope that describing the process and context of these practices enhances pandemic planning.Mar 10, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Public health officials in Kansas recently took a key step toward incorporating vulnerable populations into pandemic readiness efforts: They launched an online toolkit that streamlines the needs assessments across diverse parts of the state.Intensified efforts to assess pandemic readiness needs, even down to the individual household level for vulnerable groups such as older people and those who have disabilities, happened to occur as natural disasters hit Kansas hard.Edie Snethen is executive director for the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD), the Topeka-based group that is offering the toolkit as a component of its vulnerable populations outreach. KALHD provides services, including technical assistance, to 100 health departments across the state. “In Kansas,” Snethen said, “we have had an incredible number of natural disasters, so that brings the vulnerable populations issue to the forefront.”In 2007, nearly 100 of the 105 counties in Kansas had some type of declared natural disaster, Snethen said. In May, deadly tornadoes killed 11 people and destroyed the town of Greensburg. Soon after, the same weather patterns produced massive flooding across parts of Kansas, followed by another round of flooding in June. And in December, icy winter storms immobilized some counties and led to prolonged power outages for thousands of residents.”This helped create an awareness about what worked and what didn’t work,” Snethen said.In some states, such as Kansas, threats like bioterrorism aren’t very real to residents, she said. “But in a rural community, these other threats are very real,” she said, adding that the weather events can create teachable moments about preparedness, not only for government and public health officials, but also for the populations they serve.A look inside the toolkitThe Special Needs Populations Assessment Toolkit is connected to broader efforts at KALHD that use geographic information system (GIS) mapping to assist with pandemic influenza response. Snethen said the GIS maps initially included just licensed facilities, such as nursing homes, that house vulnerable population groups. However, ongoing efforts will involve adding information to the GIS mapping that is gleaned from special needs assessments of communities and households.”So often public health workers spend so much time gathering information that they don’t have time to use it,” Snethen said. “In this instance, time is spent using the information.”The assessment toolkit is a four-tiered grouping that includes forms for communities, agencies, and households. The kit includes two versions of the household needs assessment, one of which is an abridged survey in a brochure format. (The kit also includes Spanish translations of the assessment tools.)The community needs tool helps localities identify their unique populations and existing resources and then determine their capabilities, gaps, and educational needs. The agency form is designed to promote partnerships with other groups that serve special needs population. Local planners can use the household tool to assess the needs and gaps of those they serve.The assessment tools were developed for KALHD by Sherry Angell, RN, as a Capstone Project for a public health fellowship she is working on through the Kansas Public Health Leadership Institute. Angell is regional coordinator at the North Central Kansas Public Health Initiative in Beloit, Kan., an organization that provides support services to 13 area public health departments.Angell, in a report she wrote for her project, said combining GIS technology with assessments, surveys, and registries—through partnerships with other state public health groups—can help officials identify the resources, needs, and gaps to improve overall emergency preparedness planning and response for vulnerable populations.Angell told CIDRAP that the special needs toolkit is based on materials developed by Connecticut officials, but is broader and focused more on an all-hazards approach. “My goal was that I wanted something easy to use and adaptable,” she said. The documents in the toolkit are available in Microsoft Word format so that other groups can customize them to meet their own needs. “The tool isn’t finished yet. It’s a work in progress,” she said.Some local public health departments in Kansas are small and don’t have the resources to develop their own assessment tools, Angell said. “There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel.”Tools raise challenges, new issuesDefining the vulnerable populations was one of the first challenges in designing the toolkit, Angell said. “The definition of special needs varies from place to place in emergency response. And sometimes people will become special needs after a disaster,” she said.Snethen said that Kansas has become more diverse in the last 10 or 15 years, but that one vulnerable group is at the forefront: the “very old” population, defined as those older than age 85. Of 80 counties in the United States with the greatest population of “very old” people, 23 (29%) are in Kansas, she said. “We are chronologically gifted,” she quipped.A concern that Angell, Snethen, and public health officials in Kansas have about the vulnerable population needs assessment is that it might raise people’s expectations about what responders can realistically do in the event of an emergency such as an influenza pandemic.Recognizing the impact such a pandemic would have on resources, planners are emphasizing the importance of individual preparedness. Angell said the toolkit instructions address how important it is to teach vulnerable populations about what they can do to individually prepare. “This will help them have realistic expectations about what the community can and can’t do,” she said.Angell said it’s too early to tell what impact the tools are having on preparedness for vulnerable populations. “But we have had good response from public health workers,” she said.See also:View tools and reviewers’ comments from the “Kansas Vulnerable Populations Outreach” practice
Nov 20, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s health ministry has ruled out H5N1 avian influenza in a cluster of 17 suspected cases in South Sulawesi province, countering earlier reports of positive hospital and university tests, Reuters reported today.According to an earlier report from the Jakarta Post, the patients—all from Sudiang subdistrict and most of them children—were hospitalized in Makassar with symptoms that resembled avian influenza infection. A hospital source had said rapid tests indicated the H5N1 virus and that officials were awaiting further test results from Hasanuddin University.A Nov 14 Reuters update on the suspected case cluster quoted Chandra Yoga Adhitama, the health ministry’s acting director of communicable disease control, as saying the patients were hospitalized as a precaution after chickens died in the area. He also told Reuters that the patients’ conditions were generally good and that their samples would be sent to Jakarta for testing at the health ministry’s laboratory.Then on Nov 15, the Post reported that Halik Saleh, a spokesman for the hospital’s avian flu team, said the university tests also indicated the patients had the H5N1 virus but that the hospital decided not to use either institution’s test results and would instead wait for results from the health ministry.Lily Sulistyowati, a health ministry spokeswoman, told Reuters today that the patients’ tests were negative for H5N1. She gave no further details.Reports of potential H5N1 case clusters raise concern because, if confirmed, they suggest the possibility of human-to-human transmission, which would increase the risk of a pandemic.News about human H5N1 infections in Indonesia has been sketchy since June, when the health ministry said it would no longer promptly report H5N1 cases and instead give only periodic updates. Some health officials have said the lack of timely reporting will hamper efforts to monitor the world’s pandemic risk level.On Nov 13 the country’s health minister, Siti Fadilah Supari, denied media reports that a 15-year-old girl who died in central Java had avian influenza. News services had earlier cited one of the girl’s doctors and a local health official as saying tests from two laboratories indicated she did have an H5N1 infection.On some avian flu blog sites, participants have been translating reports from Indonesia’s Bahasa-language media outlets to comb for new details about the suspected case cluster. According to some machine-based translations, which are sometimes difficult to follow and can be unreliable, two more patients linked to the cluster were reportedly admitted to the hospital. Also, some reports claimed that polymerase chain reaction tests by the university on the patients were positive for H5N1.Sharon Sanders, editor-in-chief of FluTrackers, a well known Web message board that focuses on avian influenza and preparedness issues, told CIDRAP News that her community hasn’t been able to determine if the 17 to 19 patients are infected with the H5N1 virus, based on all of the conflicting information.”We simply do not know what conclusions to draw based on the recent denial by the Indonesian Ministry of Health of the apparent H5N1 death on November 7 of 15-year-old Dewi Sartika, from central Java,” she said.Sanders said the lack of transparency about the current H5N1 status in Indonesia is troublesome because the disease is endemic and current human H5N1 clinical samples are not being shared internationally. “We will continue to monitor the situation in Indonesia to ascertain, to the best of our ability, H5N1 status in Indonesia,” she said.Mike Coston, a former paramedic and author of the Avian Flu Diary blog, another well-known site for news and analysis, told CIDRAP News that media reports of supposedly positive H5N1 tests give him pause, “but on the whole, I believe the rapid recovery of all 17 suspect cases argues against these being genuine H5N1 patients.””This highlights the folly of the Indonesian-stated policy of not confirming H5N1 cases as they occur,” Coston said. “Even if these patients are negative, it makes it difficult to automatically take the government’s word for it.”See also:Nov 13 CIDRAP News report “Supari denies H5N1 caused girl’s death”
Yesterday, in the Center for Restructuring and Sale, a public opening of binding offers for the purchase of 34.754.768 shares of the company JADRAN dd, Crikvenica was held, which makes 70,74% of the share capital of the Company.In the procedure of public collection of bids for the purchase of 34.754.768 shares of the company JADRAN dd, Crikvenica, 1 (one) joint binding offer was received by the following bidders, namely PBZ CROATIA OSIGURANJE dd mandatory pension fund te ERSTE doo on behalf of ERSTE PLAVI mandatory pension fund.Pension funds offered a price of HRK 199.839.916,00 for the purchase of shares in JADRAN dd, Crikvenica, which are the subject of the sale, which represents HRK 5.908.310,56 higher than the initial price set in the amount of HRK 193.931.605,44, HRK 200.000.000,00 for shares from the sale. The mentioned companies in their binding offer are obliged to recapitalize in cash from their own funds in the amount of HRK 6, they point out from CERP, and they are obliged to recapitalize within XNUMX months from the day of concluding the Sale Agreement and transfer of shares of JADRAN dd, Crikvenica.
According to the data of the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in Croatia in the period from January to the end of September, 18 million arrivals (+ 6%) and 100.8 million overnight stays (+ 4%) were realized. Out of that, foreign tourists realized 16.2 million arrivals (+ 5%) and 89.2 million overnight stays (+ 3%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 8% and in overnight stays by 6%. During the nine months, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (27.5 million), while in the Split-Dalmatia County 19 million overnight stays were realized, ie 18.3 million overnight stays in Kvarner. They are followed by Zadar County with 14 million overnight stays and Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8.2 million overnight stays. 6.9 million overnight stays were realized in Šibenik-Knin County, 3.2 million overnight stays in Lika-Senj County, while 1.9 million overnight stays were realized in Zagreb. On the continent, not including Zagreb, there were 900.000 arrivals (+ 10%) and 1.8 million overnight stays (+ 12%), and looking at the counties, most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac (568.000), Krapina-Zagorje (266.000), Zagreb (160.000) ), Osijek-Baranja (148.000) and Međimurje County (147.000). At the national level, the highest number of overnight stays was recorded in Germany (20.3 million), Slovenia (10.2 million), Austria (7.4 million), Poland (6.2 million) and the Czech Republic (5.4 million), with the highest number of overnight stays. nights realized in in households (37.1 million) and in hotels (22.6 million) and camps (18.6 million). The top destinations in the first nine months according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin and Split. “We have positive trends at the level of the whole year, and this is supported by these statistics on arrivals and overnight stays, especially double-digit growth in the second half of September when the motive of arrival “sun and sea” no longer prevails, which is another confirmation that our country is a more recognizable destination with a diverse offer throughout the year. What I prefer to emphasize are the data on the increase in tourist spending, ie the realized revenues where we exceeded the amount of three billion euros for the first time in the first half of the year. ” pointed out the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia and the President of the Croatian Tourist Board Gari Cappelli.In September, there were 8 percent more arrivalsIn September, there were 2.3 million arrivals and 13.3 million overnight stays in Croatia, which is an increase of 2017% in arrivals and 8% in overnight stays compared to August 2. In the same month, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (3.5 million), in the Split-Dalmatia County (2.4 million) and in Kvarner (2.1 million). They are followed by Zadar County with 1.5 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 1.2 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 770.000 overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 278.000 overnight stays and Zagreb with 257.000 overnight stays. There were 1266.000 arrivals (+ 14%) and 228.000 overnight stays (+ 15%) on the continent in September, of which the highest number of overnight stays was in Karlovac (71.000), Krapina-Zagorje (27.000), Zagreb (26.000), Osijek-Baranja. 21.000) and Međimurje County (13.000). Top destinations in September according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Umag.RELATED NEWS:REVENUES FROM TOURISM IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2018 INCREASED BY 10 PERCENTIN THE FIRST NINE MONTHS, 18 MILLION ARRIVALS AND 100.8 MILLION NIGHTS WERE MADE
Emirates će nastavit letjeti na ruti Dubai – Zagreb do 26. listopada 2019. godine, nakon čega će partnerska aviokompanija flydubai preuzeti letove tijekom zimskog razdoblja. Strateško partnerstvo između dviju zrakoplovnih prijevoznika iz Dubaija osigurava adekvatan kapacitet kako bi se najbolje zadovoljile potrebe putnika. Due to the planned upgrades on the southern runway at Dubai International Airport (DXB), from April 16 to May 30, 2019, Emirates flights to Zagreb will be scheduled four times a week, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. From 31 May 2019 onwards, there will be daily flights on the mentioned route with the same aircraft, which will offer passengers 7 weekly flights. Flight EK 129 of the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will depart from Dubai at 8:30 am and arrive in Zagreb at 12:35 pm local time. The return flight, EK 130 will depart from Zagreb at 15:25 and arrive in Dubai at 23:00 local time.