Online booking portal – Charter Bus Connect http://www.charterbusconnect.com/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 13:55:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-2021-08-02T194406.989-138x136.png Online booking portal – Charter Bus Connect http://www.charterbusconnect.com/ 32 32 Surge Transportation uses WeatherOptics to improve freight https://www.charterbusconnect.com/surge-transportation-uses-weatheroptics-to-improve-freight/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 13:00:19 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/surge-transportation-uses-weatheroptics-to-improve-freight/ JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and NEW YORK, June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Surge transmissiona leading freight brokerage company, today announced a new partnership with WeatherOpticsa leading weather intelligence platform, to provide better visibility and road hazard information to their brokerage operations. WeatherOptics summarizes the impact of weather conditions to a simple risk score or timeframe that […]]]>

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and NEW YORK, June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Surge transmissiona leading freight brokerage company, today announced a new partnership with WeatherOpticsa leading weather intelligence platform, to provide better visibility and road hazard information to their brokerage operations.

WeatherOptics summarizes the impact of weather conditions to a simple risk score or timeframe that makes it easy for businesses to understand how upcoming weather conditions will affect their key operations. The company works with some of the largest shippers and supply chain software companies in North America to help predict and mitigate issues such as trucking delays, warehouse disruptions and changes in demand for consumers.

Surge provides critical truckload capacity for large shippers during tough times when the routing guide fails. Their model is designed to secure truckload capacity in constrained markets with a transparent pricing model.

The new partnership will allow Surge to access granular weather information via the new WeatherOptics Insight Portal, designed specifically for freight and supply chain. In order to understand potential trucking delays and overall load risk, Surge will leverage the Impact Risk Scores for key locations, as well as StraightRoad for route-based information, including weather-adjusted estimated arrival times and road hazard forecasts.

“The WeatherOptics Insight Portal was developed for any transportation company to receive insights tailored to their operations, providing powerful, customizable insights to the end user,” said WeatherOptics CEO and Co-Founder. Scott Pecoriello. “We’re excited that Surge is seeing value on the brokerage side and enabling better visibility and decision-making around pricing and booking charges.”

“We’ve always done a good job of paying attention to weather hazards at origin and destination, but not en route. WeatherOptics gave us full visibility of all potential hazards along the route,” said Omar Singh, president of Surge Transportation. “WeatherOptics helps us make sure our drivers don’t put themselves at risk unnecessarily and allows our customers to understand what’s going on with their freight in real time.”

This news comes after WeatherOptics announced in May a new partnership with Descartes Macropoint, allowing thousands of freight and 3PL brokers to access their Impact Risk Scores.

Visit Surge online to learn more about the partnership and the full suite of supply chain solutions.

About Surge

Surge Transportation provides critical transportation capacity to Fortune 1000 shippers at the enterprise level during difficult times when the routing guide fails. Surge recognizes that there is a fundamental problem with the route guidance strategy in that the forecast is linear, but the demand is not. The result is that most of the time, in day-to-day execution, either shippers don’t have enough trucks or carriers don’t have enough loads. Surge’s solution is to provide the industry’s best real-time pricing engine, backed by its network of 50,000 carriers, to match shippers to capacity when it’s needed most. Find out how Surge can add value to your route guide by visiting http://www.surgetransportation.com.

About WeatherOptics

WeatherOptics is a leader in weather intelligence, providing businesses with insights and forecasts that take the guesswork out of and improve visibility into key business operations. By combining predictive weather with on-the-ground impact data, WeatherOptics increases the value of weather data and lowers the barrier to entry, enabling every business to take advantage of weather information. Founded in 2019 and with data available worldwide, WeatherOptics helps some of the world’s largest companies navigate safely and efficiently despite the weather. To learn more, please visit www.weatheroptics.co.

Contact information:

Scott Pecoriello
scottpecoriello@weatheroptics.co
203-856-1883

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Hajj 2022 latest travel rules from UK to Saudi Arabia as last minute changes cause booking chaos https://www.charterbusconnect.com/hajj-2022-latest-travel-rules-from-uk-to-saudi-arabia-as-last-minute-changes-cause-booking-chaos/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:42:19 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/hajj-2022-latest-travel-rules-from-uk-to-saudi-arabia-as-last-minute-changes-cause-booking-chaos/ Saudi Arabia has announced that a reduced number of one million people will be allowed to attend this year’s Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that all Muslims must undertake at least once in their lifetime, if they are physically, mentally and financially able to do so. That total – a third of the record number recorded […]]]>

Saudi Arabia has announced that a reduced number of one million people will be allowed to attend this year’s Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that all Muslims must undertake at least once in their lifetime, if they are physically, mentally and financially able to do so. That total – a third of the record number recorded in 2012 – includes people from overseas as well as Saudi residents, and several thousand people from the UK are expected to attend.

But many travel plans have been upended after Saudi Arabia launched a new system for attending the Hajj, just a month before the pilgrimage. Earlier this month, the Saudi government said pilgrims from Europe, the United States and Australia could no longer book through travel agencies, but instead had to apply through an online portal. and find out if they had won a place via an “automated lottery”.

The reason for the change is still unclear, but it is believed to be an effort to combat travel fraud. Over the years people have lost thousands of pounds to bogus travel deals that aren’t authorized or don’t exist, including a Birmingham-based company that was ordered to pay £43,000 for misleading customers by falsely claiming that it offered ATOL protection.

READ MORE: When is Eid ul Adha 2022 according to moon sighting predictions for UK, Saudi Arabia and Morocco

Middle East Eye reported that those who had already booked and paid – either a deposit or the full amount – were asked to request a refund of their money from the tour operators. Once approved for participation under the new system, worshipers can then book their flights and hotels directly with the Saudi government.

In May, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Britain, Khalid bin Bandar al-Saud, advised MPs to tell prospective pilgrims “to contact the [travel] agent and request a refund.” The changes have infuriated travel agents as many say their main profits come from Hajj bookings and some even say they risk going under.

When is Hajj 2022?

The rites of Hajj take place over five days from the 8th to the 12th day of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the year in the Islamic calendar

The dates for Hajj 2022 will be confirmed when early next month is verified by a moon sighting. But it is scheduled for July 7-12.

Many travel packages are for periods of two, three or four weeks, at costs ranging from around £4,000 to £8,000.

What are the travel rules for Hajj in Saudi Arabia?

The UK government has confirmed that the system for UK nationals wishing to seek Hajj from outside Saudi Arabia has changed. British nationals must now apply directly to the Saudi authorities.

On June 10, the Saudi authorities launched a portal on the Motawif website for Hajj 2022 applications. This portal stopped accepting applications on June 13.

On June 21, the Motawif website posted an update, confirming that it was aware of issues with processing payments and booking confirmations, in a number of cases. On June 22, the Motawif website posted an update reminding successful applicants to complete their Hajj visa applications through this form.

Motawif has announced that it will release a new update for pending applications. The contact email address for all questions about Hajj packages is care@motawif.com.sa.

British nationals in Saudi Arabia can apply to perform Umrah – a similar pilgrimage that can be performed at any time of the year – via the official Hajj Ministry app Eatmarna and also Tawakkalna. Details of the process can be found on the official website Hajj Ministry Twitter Page. Umrah can be performed with a tourist visa.

UK nationals visiting from abroad should be aware that vaccinated visitors (except those in the exempt categories) must complete a vaccination information record form, prior to traveling to Saudi Arabia, via the Muqeem Portal.

UK citizens wishing to perform Umrah or Hajj should follow announcements on official FCDO social media @ukinsaudiarabia and advice from local authorities. @Motawif_SA provides information on the new system for UK nationals wishing to perform Hajj from outside Saudi Arabia.

Before travelling, read the information and advice on the website of the Saudi Arabia Embassy in London and the National Travel Health Network and Center (NaTHNaC) fact sheet.

Around the time of Hajj, Saudi Arabia has already imposed restrictions on Muslim visitors traveling to Jeddah, Medina and Taif for reasons other than Hajj. During this period, Muslim visitors may only be allowed to board flights to Jeddah, Medina and Taif if they have a valid Hajj visa.

Muslim visitors with business or visit visas will still be able to enter Saudi Arabia through other entry points. These regulations do not apply to Muslim travelers with valid Saudi residency permits, although in recent years even Muslim residency permit holders have had difficulty boarding flights to these destinations in the days leading up to them. Hajj immediately.

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Airfares bite, no ‘low-cost’ flight in the sky now https://www.charterbusconnect.com/airfares-bite-no-low-cost-flight-in-the-sky-now/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 15:26:00 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/airfares-bite-no-low-cost-flight-in-the-sky-now/ Airlines will monitor passenger response during the difficult months of July to September Airlines will monitor passenger response during the difficult months of July to September With rising fuel prices, domestic and international airfares have seen an increase of up to 50% in recent months, according to data from online portals. A ticket from New […]]]>

Airlines will monitor passenger response during the difficult months of July to September

Airlines will monitor passenger response during the difficult months of July to September

With rising fuel prices, domestic and international airfares have seen an increase of up to 50% in recent months, according to data from online portals.

A ticket from New Delhi to Mumbai booked on Saturday for a flight within the next 15 days will cost a customer ₹8,576 compared to ₹5,675 in January this year, an increase of 51%. Similarly, a plane ticket from Bangalore to New Delhi in the same booking window will cost ₹9,674, an increase of 38% from ₹6,984 five months ago. And, a plane ticket from Mumbai to Varanasi is up 47% to ₹8,565 from ₹5,810 in January.

Data from travel portal ixigo shows airfares were 27% to 50% higher on various domestic routes, even in May.

“Current rates are the highest we’ve seen on the domestic side post-COVID,” says Manan Bajoria, VP, Growth Marketing & Analytics, ixigo.

Still, airlines carried the highest number of passengers since the pandemic in May with 1.20 crore passengers.

International flights that returned to pre-COVID-19 levels from March 27 are also more expensive than in 2019. A one-way Mumbai-New York in May 2022 was ₹70,296, an increase of ₹53 % compared to ₹33,265 in May 2019. , and an air ticket for a Bengaluru-London flight at ₹51,223 was 18% more expensive and Mumbai-London was 52% more expensive.

“However, despite rising airfares, interest in international travel this summer is strong due to pent-up demand, with international travel fully resuming after 2 years. Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe are the top summer destinations this year, and search queries for the UAE, US, UK and Canada are growing weekly,” says Bajoria.

Recently, SpiceJet Chairman and CEO Ajay Singh said airlines had no choice but to increase fares immediately and that a minimum increase of 10-15% was needed to secure a cost sustainable operation. He attributed this to a 120% increase in ATF prices since June 2021 as well as the weakening of the rupiah as a significant portion of airline costs are denominated in dollars. Fuel, he said, now accounted for more than 50% of the airline’s operating costs, higher than previous levels of 30% to 40%.

Vistara CEO Vinod Kannan also said an increase in airfares was “inevitable”. IndiGo has also called for the need to raise the cap on government-mandated fare bands for bookings 15 days before departure.

The rising cost of the ATF has forced airlines around the world to raise airfares, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its latest global outlook says such a move will not deter travelers. due to massive pent-up demand for travel after a two-year gap as well as personal savings accumulated during the pandemic, but price insensitivity may fade in 2023 as consumers have made up their travel shortfall.

While rising airfares have so far been buoyed by strong travel demand, airline CEOs will watch how passengers react to the rise once the summer holidays are over and the industry enters. in the lean travel season from July to September.

“We have to cross our fingers, wish, pray and see what happens,” Vistara’s CEO recently told reporters. Larger players in the market such as IndiGo, with a much larger number of planes to fill, will determine the direction other players take.

“We hold 9% market share. 91% of the market determines rates and prices to some extent. Where I bring some value to the table and I can justify that value, which is international and certain [other] routes we will try to do [raise fares]. But on other roads, we will have to see how the market behaves.

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Can technology support co-production with children and families? https://www.charterbusconnect.com/can-technology-support-co-production-with-children-and-families/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 21:11:16 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/can-technology-support-co-production-with-children-and-families/ By Ida Cohen, Senior Social Work Consultant, Liquidlogic ‘Listening to the voice of the child’, ‘involving service users’ and ‘co-production’ are terms commonly used to describe how children’s services should interact with children and families to ensure that they are listened to and that their contributions are regularly taken into account. as part of a […]]]>

By Ida Cohen, Senior Social Work Consultant, Liquidlogic

‘Listening to the voice of the child’, ‘involving service users’ and ‘co-production’ are terms commonly used to describe how children’s services should interact with children and families to ensure that they are listened to and that their contributions are regularly taken into account. as part of a partnership approach to assessment and intervention.

In June 2021 Report on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), based on a series of inspections, Ofsted said: ‘There were more positive results in some of the areas we revisited, where parents and carers had been meaningfully involved in the planning and decision making. The role of the parent-guardian forum figured prominently in the most successful areas. In these, leaders understood that co-production meant working with families as equal partners.

We believe portal technology can help forge effective collaboration with children and families by helping them feel involved in the assessment, planning and review stages.

A proven solution

From online banking to grocery ordering to vacation booking, the use of portal-like technology is widespread and it has become a proven tool for delivering efficient services. The same technology has begun transforming the Liquidlogic electronic case management system so that it can now be used to interact with children, families and caregivers.

A portal account is not just a way to access information shared with families by their worker. It’s also where they can collaborate on forms, respond to surveys or consultation documents, send messages to their employees, and view a full library of documents that previously would have been emailed or posted. keeping all their data safe.

To illustrate, here is a fictional example of how this might be experienced by a parent of a child with SEND.

Case Study: Elly and Carl

My name is Elly, I’m Carl’s mother. Carl is 10 years old and has autism. Carl struggles a lot at home and at school. He goes to our local primary school.

Carl’s principal has referred him to the council for an education, health and care assessment, as he believes Carl needs more help than the school is currently able to provide. I agree, because he cannot participate in certain activities at all because his behavior becomes unmanageable.

The school said he needed more classroom support or he might need to move to a special school. When he can’t be at school, I have him at home and I have to juggle Carl and his sisters; I end up getting in trouble with their schools because I’m often late picking them up.

I was contacted by someone named Steve Astbury recently. He explained that he worked on the SEND team and would work with me and other professionals who know Carl to assess his educational needs.

He said it was important for me to have a say in this – because I know what the daily experience of caring for Carl is like – and to express what I would like to see happen for Carl at the future.

Steve emailed me with a link to participate in the review process and communicate with him through what he called a portal account. When I received the email, I clicked on the link, created a simple username and password, and then received an email notification that my account had been activated .

Once logged in, I could see Steve’s contact details and those of Carl’s school and social worker. I could see the school recommendation for Carl as Steve posted it for me to read. I also saw Steve posted a message for me to let him know when I had logged in by replying to his welcome message, which I did.

It was clear that I am only at the first stage of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) process and that there are more stages to follow, which Steve explained. I know where I am in the process and can check for progress updates.

Liquidlogic EHCP Dashboard Since then, we have continued to communicate through the portal. Steve visited again and moved Carl’s assessment forward. Yesterday he mailed me the latest version and asked me to complete my review section. He said he would call me tomorrow so we could discuss it in case I had any questions. It was pretty simple, really, just like an online survey.

Steve called today to discuss my contribution to Carl’s appraisal. I said Carl drew a picture this weekend about school that shows he really likes going there.

Liquidlogic Delegated Evaluation FormSteve said I can send it through the portal because it allows me to upload any documents I want to send with my response. I’ve now submitted everything and he said that when it’s finished he will publish the final version, which will go to a panel, for me to read.

Consolidated information on all services

Information collected through Portal Collaboration for an individual receiving services is reused, as appropriate, for other services that may be required. This means that the person does not have to provide their personal data repeatedly to the local authority when they need other forms of support, such as childcare services, free school meals, college placements after age 16 or sensory support.

The person has a central file on the case management system, which is accessed and maintained by all child and family services professionals. This allows professionals working with families to provide the best possible service with the best possible results, as everyone has a full picture of the family’s situation and needs.

Learn more about Liquidlogic’s portal solutions in visit our website or by emailing marketing@liquidlogic.co.uk.

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Andhra Pradesh: Indian Competition Commission orders investigation against BookMyShow https://www.charterbusconnect.com/andhra-pradesh-indian-competition-commission-orders-investigation-against-bookmyshow/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:51:00 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/andhra-pradesh-indian-competition-commission-orders-investigation-against-bookmyshow/ The Competition Commission of India (CCI), in its order on Monday, said that BookMyShow’s conduct in relation to the alleged violation of the provisions of Section 4 of the Competition Act 2002 required an investigation by its Director General (CEO). This was a petition filed by Vijay Gopal, founder of an online movie ticketing portal […]]]>

The Competition Commission of India (CCI), in its order on Monday, said that BookMyShow’s conduct in relation to the alleged violation of the provisions of Section 4 of the Competition Act 2002 required an investigation by its Director General (CEO).

This was a petition filed by Vijay Gopal, founder of an online movie ticketing portal Showtyme, registered in the name of Vanila Entertainments in Hyderabad.

Convenience fee

His allegation is that the BookMyShow collects ₹25 per ticket as a convenience fee from consumers seeking to take advantage of the online ticket booking facility and shares 50% as commission (up to ₹12 to 14 ₹ per ticket) with multiplexes. . However, it gives a commission of up to ₹6 to ₹8 per ticket in case of standalone and single screen cinemas.

On the other hand, Showtyme, offers up to ₹5 to multiplexes and cinemas out of ₹11 charged by it, and would keep the rest for running its operations. Despite this, multiplexes and theaters cannot partner with the Showtyme due to the cash loans/monetary deposits the BookMyShow gives them without interest.

After hearing the case, the ICC ordered its CEO to conduct an investigation under the provisions of Section 26(1) of the Competition Act and submit a report within 60 days of receipt of the this order.

The main prayer was to order BookMyShow to sell no more than 25% of its tickets from all multiplexes/theaters in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and no more than 50% of tickets from the rest of India on its platform.

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Physician Messages Increased COVID-19 Vaccination Among Black and Latino Seniors – NCAL Research Spotlight https://www.charterbusconnect.com/physician-messages-increased-covid-19-vaccination-among-black-and-latino-seniors-ncal-research-spotlight/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 16:01:09 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/physician-messages-increased-covid-19-vaccination-among-black-and-latino-seniors-ncal-research-spotlight/ Kaiser Permanente clinical trial compared methods for reaching at-risk populations By Jan Greene Black and Latino seniors were more likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine after receiving an email or letter from their Kaiser Permanente doctor, new research shows. The report about the randomized clinical trial was published June 17 in JAMA Network Open. “As […]]]>

Kaiser Permanente clinical trial compared methods for reaching at-risk populations

By Jan Greene

Black and Latino seniors were more likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine after receiving an email or letter from their Kaiser Permanente doctor, new research shows.

The report about the randomized clinical trial was published June 17 in JAMA Network Open.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, vaccination remains the main way for older people to protect themselves. This study provides vital information on how to reach unvaccinated older adults in at-risk communities,” said the study’s lead author. Yi-Fen Irene Chen, MDassociate general manager of The Permanent Medical Group.

Yi-Fen (Irene) Chen, MD, Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group.

“The randomized controlled trial design of this study makes these results particularly compelling. We were able to directly compare the effectiveness of different forms of outreach,” the lead author explained. Tracy Lieu, MD, MPHdirector of Kaiser Permanente Research Division.

The study included 8,287 patients from Kaiser Permanente Northern California who had not been vaccinated as of March 2021 and lived in 4 communities: Central Valley, Fresno, South Sacramento and San Jose. They were randomly assigned to 3 groups: 2,767 received culturally appropriate messages about vaccination, 2,747 received standard messages, and 2,773 received no special messages beyond the usual communication about vaccination. vaccination against COVID-19.

All those in the 2 intervention groups received a vaccination message sent on behalf of their primary care physician: either an email via the Kaiser Permanente online portal, or a letter by post if they were not registered to use the portal. Messages were in Spanish for those whose records indicated they preferred it.

Tracy Lieu, MD, MPH, director of the Research Division.

The emails and letters discussed confidence in vaccines, their safety and effectiveness, side effects and how to book an appointment for a vaccine. Those culturally relevant to Black and Latino communities also addressed issues such as cost (vaccine is free), immigration status (vaccination is available to all and personal information is not shared with outside agencies) and racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 (Black/African American and Latino communities have been most affected by the pandemic).

Four weeks later, members of the 2 intervention groups who had not yet been vaccinated received a postcard containing information about the vaccine, a QR code, a website and a telephone number for booking. Those in the culturally appropriate group received postcards with pictures of older adults from their racial or ethnic group.

Both intervention groups were more likely to get vaccinated after receiving the emails, letters and postcards, compared to the group that did not receive special communications. Eight weeks into the program, vaccination rates were 24% in the culturally appropriate group and 23% in the standard outreach group, compared to the usual care group which was 21.7%. The difference between the 2 intervention groups was not statistically significant.

Send a compelling message

The study authors noted that if this 2.3% higher vaccination rate found in this study had been applied to all unvaccinated black and Latino seniors in the United States, an additional 238,000 people could have been vaccinated.

The difference in vaccination rates was modest but larger than seen in previous vaccination awareness studies, the authors said. “This suggests that doctors are key influencers with their patients, and outreach on behalf of the doctor may be particularly effective with black and Latino adults, who tend to have higher rates of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. “, said Debora Sawyer, MDobstetrician-gynecologist from Groupe Médical Permanente (TPMG) and its medical director for ambulatory quality.

As COVID-19 vaccines were rolled out in early 2021, TPMG clinical officials were concerned about the potential for vaccine hesitancy to limit the reach of vaccines in at-risk communities, said Silvia Teran, MD, a TPMG physician who serves as Medical Director for TPMG Health Engagement Consulting Services. “The impending storm clouds were quite visible and we could see there was a disparity in vaccine acceptance,” she said. “Surveys have also shown that primary care physicians have a high level of trust, so we wanted to leverage that in our messaging, by having it come from their physicians.”

The medical group’s patient engagement specialists searched for survey data and found particular hesitation among older black and Latino adults, who had specific concerns about the cost of vaccination and information sharing. personal with the government, such as immigration status. So those topics were covered in the culture-appropriate versions of communications, explained Patricia Escobar, MPH, consultant at TPMG Health Engagement Consulting Services.

“We started by emailing everyone in the outreach groups, which is inexpensive but excludes people who don’t use our secure online messaging system,” Escobar said. “That’s where letters and postcards come in the mail, and we’ve included a QR code to make it easy to access vaccination information using their phones.”

Teran noted the importance of working harder to reach people who don’t use technology. “There’s always that small number that we can’t overlook, and often it’s a high-risk population that’s older and has more disease,” she said.

The language was designed to be encouraging but not prescriptive. A version of the postcard states: “We have received the COVID-19 vaccine! Have you?” “It’s important to keep messaging simple and straightforward,” Teran said.

More intensive interventions could increase vaccination rates even more than these kinds of targeted messages, the authors said. These include real-time conversations, community outreach, and behavioral nudges, which are small suggestions meant to initiate behavior change, like putting healthy food at your fingertips.

The research was supported by a grant from the Permanente Medical Group’s Applied Research and Delivery Science Program.

Other co-authors were Nicola Klein, MD, Ph.D.Eric P. Elkin, MPH, Cimone Durojaiye, MPH, Stephanie Prausnitz, MS, and Charles P. Quesenberry, PhDthe Research Division; Nancy Goler, MDand Stephen M. Parodi, MD, of the Groupe Médical Permanente; and Lucy Finn, MPH, of TPMG Consulting Services.

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About the Kaiser Permanente Research Division

Kaiser Permanente’s Research Division conducts, publishes and disseminates epidemiology and health services research to improve the health and medical care of Kaiser Permanente members and society at large. It seeks to understand the determinants of disease and well-being and to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. Currently, more than 600 DOR employees are working on more than 450 epidemiological and health services research projects. For more information, visit divisionofresearch.kaiserpermanente.org or follow us @KPDOR.

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Abbots Langley woman scorns paid services on NHS website https://www.charterbusconnect.com/abbots-langley-woman-scorns-paid-services-on-nhs-website/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/abbots-langley-woman-scorns-paid-services-on-nhs-website/ An Abbots Langley woman fears a ‘sinister’ plot is being set in motion to shut down the NHS because a patient-facing website promotes paid appointments. Eryl McNally made the discovery when she tried to book an appointment at her practice Vine House Health Center in Abbots Langley via the Patient Access website. She found that […]]]>

An Abbots Langley woman fears a ‘sinister’ plot is being set in motion to shut down the NHS because a patient-facing website promotes paid appointments.

Eryl McNally made the discovery when she tried to book an appointment at her practice Vine House Health Center in Abbots Langley via the Patient Access website.

She found that it no longer offered appointments, but listed medical services people could pay for.

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Ms McNally, of Follett Drive, said: “I couldn’t make an appointment but a whole list of privately available treatments came up. There’s a little number sign next to the treatments.

“It’s easy to feel like the surgery is recommending you go private and pay.

“It’s more on the sinister side.”

A screenshot of the patient access page advertisement paid for treatments.

She continued: ‘I am very concerned that this is at the root of the problem and that patients are unknowingly being directed into private care in what is a national health service delivery.

Ms McNally, 80, said she was aware the feature was not in the hands of her medical practice, which she has attended for 56 years, but a choice of the Patient Access website, which is run by EMIS and endorsed by NHS England. .

She called on the website and the practices that use it to make it clear which services are available for free on the NHS.

Ms McNally added: ‘There is information at the top that says services are available on the NHS, but it is in very small print.

Watford Observer: Eryl McNally.Eryl McNally.

“The house of the vine is excellent. But I think all surgeries need to make it clear that they are not behind this promotion of private services.

A Vine House Health Center spokesperson said: ‘This happened due to an error in a third-party system used to manage online reservations.

“We are fixing this as soon as possible and we are sorry for the confusion caused.

“The NHS does not charge people to see a GP or receive treatment.”

An EMIS spokesperson said: ‘Patient Access is a portal for patients to search for NHS or non-NHS services that are openly available to them.

“Patient Access has provided online access to NHS GP appointment booking since 2005 and has recently been extended to allow patients to view and book services provided by local pharmacies and licensed private healthcare providers for offer choice.

“All non-NHS services are clearly marked as ‘services outside your GP practice’ to ensure that services must be paid for clearly so patients can make an informed choice.”

They added: “Each GP practice determines which appointment slots and how many appointments are available to book through patient access in order to best manage their practice workload and patient needs. for the region.”

NHS England has been approached for a response.

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AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: India v Hong Kong https://www.charterbusconnect.com/afc-asian-cup-qualifiers-india-v-hong-kong/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 18:31:55 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/afc-asian-cup-qualifiers-india-v-hong-kong/ AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers – India vs Hong Kong: Sunil Chhetri will look to continue where he left against Cambodia and Afghanistan in their third Asian Cup qualifier match against Hong Kong on June 14 at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. India captain Sunil Chhetri backed his side to beat Hong Kong in the final […]]]>

AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers – India vs Hong Kong: Sunil Chhetri will look to continue where he left against Cambodia and Afghanistan in their third Asian Cup qualifier match against Hong Kong on June 14 at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. India captain Sunil Chhetri backed his side to beat Hong Kong in the final qualifying game and secure a place in next year’s AFC Asian Cup. Follow live updates from the AFC Asian Cup with InsideSport.IN

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India prevailed over Afghanistan 2-1 in a thrilling match that saw three quick goals scored late in the game after the two teams denied each other for 86 minutes at the Salt Lake Stadium which had 40,000 spectators in the stands on Saturday evening.

The day coincided with talismanic skipper Chhetri who completed 17 years in international football.

It was the Indian superstar’s 83rd goal in international football as he closed in on Argentina genius Lionel Messi, second among active players.

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How many teams are in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers?

There are 4 teams in Group D. India (hosts), Afghanistan, Cambodia and Hong Kong.

Where will India vs Hong Kong be played?

The 2023 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers India v Hong Kong will take place at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, India.

When will India play the matches of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers?

India will face Hong Kong on June 14, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.

How to get tickets for AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifying matches?

Fans will be able to book their tickets online through the BookMyShow portal and will need to pick up their physical tickets at two centers – Box Office 2 at VYBK and IFA Office. Physical tickets will be issued upon presentation of confirmed booking ID. All tickets will be free. A physical ticket is mandatory for fans to gain entry to the stadium. Fans can also opt for offline tickets at the stadium and at the IFA office.

AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers: Group D points table

1 hong kong 2 4 6
2 India 2 3 6
3 Afghanistan 2 -2 0
4 Cambodia 2 -5 0

Calendar – Dates and times:

India vs Hong Kong – June 14, 8:30 p.m. IST

Where to watch the 2023 Asian Cup qualifying campaign?

Star Sports Network will broadcast the matches live on Star Sports 3 in India, while StarDisney+ and JioTV will be the destination for the live stream.

India list for 2023 Asian Cup Qualification

Date Fixation Time
June 8 India vs Cambodia (IND 2-0 CAM) 8:30 p.m.
June 11 Afghanistan vs India (AFG 1-2 IND) 8:30 p.m.
June 14 India vs Hong Kong 8:30 p.m.

The Indian team for the 2023 Asian Cup Qualification

Guardians: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Laxmikanth Kattimani, Amrinder Singh

Defenders: Rahul Bheke, Akash Mishra, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Roshan Singh, Anwar Ali, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhashish Bose, Pritam Kotal

Midfielders: Jeakson Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Glan Martins, Brandon Fernandes, Deepak Tangri, Udanta Singh, Yasir Mohammad, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Wangjam, Ashique Kuruniyan, Liston Colaco

Attackers: Ishan Pandita, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh.

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AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: India v Hong Kong set to play XI

Expected Game XI – Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Roshan Naorem, Sandesh Jhinghan, Anwar Ali, Akash Mishra; Anirudh Thapa, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Brandon Fernandes; Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Liston Colaco.

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Everything you need to know Afghanistan vs India https://www.charterbusconnect.com/everything-you-need-to-know-afghanistan-vs-india/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 18:34:39 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/everything-you-need-to-know-afghanistan-vs-india/ AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers – Afghanistan vs India: Sunil Chhetri will look to continue where he left against Cambodia as India take on Afghanistan in their second game of Asian Cup qualifiers on Saturday at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. India are the highest FIFA-ranked team to have been placed in Group D and […]]]>

AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers – Afghanistan vs India: Sunil Chhetri will look to continue where he left against Cambodia as India take on Afghanistan in their second game of Asian Cup qualifiers on Saturday at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. India are the highest FIFA-ranked team to have been placed in Group D and would be aiming for a second straight win. Follow live updates from the AFC Asian Cup with InsideSport.IN

India looking for a SECOND victory, Afghanistan v India – Match preview

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On an evening of missed chances, the 37-year-old veteran scored a goal in each half to give Igor Stimac’s side all three points, ensuring the group hosts stay ahead over Hong Kong on goal difference after Jorn Andersen’s side won 2-1 over Afghanistan in the opener on Wednesday.

How many teams are in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers?

There are 4 teams in Group D. India (hosts), Afghanistan, Cambodia and Hong Kong.

Where will Afghanistan vs India be played?

The AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Afghanistan vs India will take place at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, India.

When will India play the matches of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers?

India will face Afghanistan on June 11, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.

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How to get tickets for AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifying matches?

Fans will be able to book their tickets online through the BookMyShow portal and will need to pick up their physical tickets at two centers – Box Office 2 at VYBK and IFA Office. Physical tickets will be issued upon presentation of confirmed booking ID. All tickets will be free. A physical ticket is mandatory for fans to gain entry to the stadium. Fans can also opt for offline tickets at the stadium and at the IFA office.

Calendar – Dates and times:

India vs Afghanistan – June 11, 8:30 p.m. IST

India vs Hong Kong – June 14, 8:30 p.m. IST

Where to watch the 2023 Asian Cup qualifying campaign?

Star Sports Network will broadcast the matches live on Star Sports 3 in India, while Disney+ Hotstar will be the live streaming destination.

India list for 2023 Asian Cup Qualification

Date Fixation Time
June 8 India vs Cambodia (IND 2-0 CAM) 8:30 p.m.
June 11 India vs Afghanistan 8:30 p.m.
June 14 India vs Hong Kong 8:30 p.m.

The Indian team for the 2023 Asian Cup qualification

Guardians: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Laxmikanth Kattimani, Amrinder Singh

Defenders: Rahul Bheke, Akash Mishra, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Roshan Singh, Anwar Ali, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhashish Bose, Pritam Kotal

Midfielders: Jeakson Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Glan Martins, Brandon Fernandes, Deepak Tangri, Udanta Singh, Yasir Mohammad, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Wangjam, Ashique Kuruniyan, Liston Colaco

Attackers: Ishan Pandita, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh.

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AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: Afghanistan v India

Expected Game XI – Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Roshan Naorem, Sandesh Jhinghan, Anwar Ali, Akash Mishra; Anirudh Thapa, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Brandon Fernandes; Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Liston Colaco.

Expected Game XI – Ovays Azizi; Najim Hadary, Hossein Zamani, Habibulla Askar; Sharif Mukhammad, Omid Popalzay, Maziar Kouhyar, Farshad Noor, Noor Husin; Norlla Amiri, Mohammad Naeem Rahimi.

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How to cancel or rebook flights and get refunds amid ongoing travel chaos https://www.charterbusconnect.com/how-to-cancel-or-rebook-flights-and-get-refunds-amid-ongoing-travel-chaos/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 14:25:57 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/how-to-cancel-or-rebook-flights-and-get-refunds-amid-ongoing-travel-chaos/ With hundreds of cancellations affecting most major airlines, some travelers may want to delay their vacation plans. For many, it’s not worth going to an airport, waiting in huge queues, and then finding out in the departure lounge that your flight is cancelled. Search terms such as ‘cancel my flight’ and ‘how to cancel a […]]]>

With hundreds of cancellations affecting most major airlines, some travelers may want to delay their vacation plans.

For many, it’s not worth going to an airport, waiting in huge queues, and then finding out in the departure lounge that your flight is cancelled.

Search terms such as ‘cancel my flight’ and ‘how to cancel a flight’ have skyrocketed in Scotland, suggesting many are not confident their flight will go ahead.

Here’s all the info you might need about cancellations, rebookings and refunds, for those who’ve had a disrupted flight or are considering ditching a holiday to avoid chaos.

EasyJet

Cancellation of your flight

With easyJet, if you cancel within 24 hours you will receive a full refund minus the cancellation charge, which is £49 or £55 over the phone.

After that, you won’t get any refunds, but you could receive a fee waiver or a flight voucher for the value of a later flight if you had to cancel due to “serious illness or near bereavement. “.

You will need to deal with exceptional circumstances through the customer service team.

Re-booking your flight

According to the website, you can make changes to your booking, which allows you to change flight dates with a flight change fee as well as the fare difference if there is for your new flight.

If you make the change more than 45 days before departure, the charge will be £25 online or £30 via the customer services team.

For those making the change 45 days or less before departure the fee is increased to £42 online or £47 over the phone.

Get a refund for a canceled flight

The easyJet website says: “If we cancel your flight, you can transfer to another available easyJet flight to the same (or nearby) destination free of charge, or if you prefer, you can get a full refund.”

They add that in exceptional circumstances they can provide overnight accommodation in the event of long delays or cancellations.

You can also receive a £3 voucher if your flight is delayed by two hours or more.

Ryanair



Ryanair has no cancellations, but passengers can rebook

Cancellation of your flight

Ryanair says that once a flight is “operational” you cannot cancel it unless there is a delay of more than five hours.

They say on the website: “All Ryanair flights are changeable but cannot be cancelled.”

Of course you cannot take the flight but you still have to pay for the ticket.

Rebook your flight

Passengers have the option of changing a Ryanair flight date. Rebooking a Ryanair flight costs £45 online or £60 at the airport.

Like easyJet, you may also have to pay the difference in ticket prices if there is any.

Get a refund for a canceled flight

If you cancel a flight that has been delayed for more than five hours or has been cancelled, you are entitled to a full refund from Ryanair.

Jet2



An aircraft of the low-cost airline Jet2.  com is located on the tarmac of John Paul II International Airport in Krakow
Jet2 allows you to cancel and rebook through their portal

Cancellation of your flight

You can cancel your Jet2 flight via the ‘ Manage my booking ‘ but all scheduled flights are non-refundable.

Re-booking your flight

Rebooking your flight with Jet2 will incur a £35 administration fee plus any difference in ticket price.

This can be done through the booking portal or over the phone with their sales offices at the airport.

Get a refund for a canceled flight

Jet2 will refund passengers if they are unable to provide a suitable alternative according to their website.

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TUI



TUI Airlines Belgium Boeing 767-300ER as seen on final approach flight, landing on runway and taxiing at Eindhoven Airport
TUI has a Covid flexibility policy for those who catch the disease before flying

Cancellation of your flight

Flights or package holidays can only be canceled if given the option by TUI, in which case you will be refunded within 14 days.

Otherwise, you will not receive a refund.

Re-booking your flight

You can manage your reservation on a online portalsimilar to Jet2, but parts may vary depending on your vacation package.

There is also a Covid flexibility policy, where you may be able to get a change free of charge if you had to cancel because you or someone in your party tested positive for Covid five days before the flight.

The flexibility policy also applies if your area enters a local lockdown or your destination changes its regulations. The policy is expected to remain in place until October 31, 2022.

Get a refund for a canceled flight

If your holiday has been canceled by TUI, you can get a refund through their reimbursement request form where you will receive the full amount you paid.

They add on their website, however: “Please note that any incentives associated with your booking will automatically expire once you submit your refund request and cannot be redeemed for cash as part of your refund.”

British Airways



LONDON, UK - 2022/03/26: A British Airways A380 approaches London Heathrow Airport for landing.  (Photo by Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
BA has several reimbursement options

Cancellation of your flight

The British Airways website states that you can receive a refund if you cancel your flight with their rules as follows:

  • More than 3 weeks before travel: loss of deposit or claim voucher credit for the amount paid
  • More than 72 hours before the trip: Loss of 60% of the total price of the package
  • Less than 72 hours before travel: No refund due

This may not be the case if you have booked a vacation package with a non-refundable hotel, and the refunds above depend on the date you booked, you can see more on their website. here.

Re-booking your flight

You can rebook your flight with British Airways without having to pay a fee as long as you have booked by June 7 and must return by September 30, 2022.

They add that if you booked through a travel agent, it may be up to them to handle a change of arrangement.

You will need to cover any additional fare difference if your new flight is more expensive.

Get a refund for a canceled flight

You can receive a full refund if your British Airways flight has been cancelled. You may also receive a refund for the additional cost of a vacation package.

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