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first_img TAGSGood News Previous articleLeague of Women Voters makes no recommendation on Amendment 11 or 12Next articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 7 “good news” stories this week in The Apopka Voice:Here are seven articles published this week in The Apopka Voice that will enlighten, inspire and engage you. Enjoy.Why writing is important and icons like Billie Dean and John Land should not be left to anecdotes…Nelson, Agrusa reinvent the State of the City AddressSonny’s BBQ giving away $10,000 to local non-profitApopka High School Theatre Department presents Radium GirlsNovember madness that has nothing to do with Election DayThe eccentricity of perfectionIt’s time to stop the verbal madness that is unraveling the fabric of moral society You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Wipit Brings Omni-Channel Payment Options to Cash Preferred Consumers

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(23 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena), announced today the development of new omni-channel payment technology designed to allow in-app barcode payments at retail point-of-sale. This technology compliments Wipit’s existing network branded GPR card, in-app services, and e-commerce payment options from a prepaid cash mobile wallet.Currently, Wipit’s mobile wallet consumers can load accounts by adding cash at retail locations, setting up direct deposit, or using Quick Check, the company’s instant remote mobile check deposit service. They can access these funds to pay for financial service transactions in Wipit’s mobile wallet apps or swipe a network branded GPR card for payments and ATM withdrawals. Now these consumers will also be able to use their mobile wallet funds to make retail POS or web payments.The company’s payment service is aimed at mobile consumers that are un-banked and underbanked, a market segment that includes 28% of all US households, according to the FDIC1. “Wipit believes very strongly in financial enablement for those whose needs are not met by traditional banking and payment services,” Wipit CEO Richard Kang said. “Omni-payments is a natural extension of our mobile wallet and will allow merchants to provide more options and better payment experiences to their customers.”Wipit’s new retail POS payment capability offers a next-generation solution for merchants across many different industry verticals, including: retail stores, transit operators, fast food restaurants, and gas stations. Online retailers, gaming companies and mobile e-commerce services can also leverage Wipit’s e-commerce payment capabilities to reach consumers who may not have access to digital payments.Merchants benefit from the ability to accept payments that do not incur traditional interchange fees, allowing for greater cost savings per transaction. Additionally, merchant loyalty programs can be coupled with Wipit payments for a complete approach to the customer experience.The technology is flexible, allowing merchants to decide how to best implement it for their own unique needs. POS payment functionality, for example, can be implemented using a variety of different technologies, including in-app barcodes, closed-loop payment cards, or NFC.“Omni-payment capability is the next step in the evolution of cash mobile payments,” said Kang. “We can design an end-to-end solution for merchants: mobile wallet functionality, a nationwide network of cash reload locations, integrated loyalty programs, and flexible payment technology that allows a variety of payment experiences. Wipit is focused not only on bringing the latest in payment technology to un-banked and underbanked consumers, but also helping to drive future innovation for them as well.”Interested parties should contact Vikram Kanodia, EVP of Strategy at [email protected] for additional information.About Wipit, Inc.Wipit provides integrated mobile payments, financial services, and prepaid debit card convenience to un-banked and underbanked consumers. The company has partnered with Sprint, a leading wireless service provider, to launch the revolutionary, co-branded Boost Mobile Wallet and Sprint Money Expressâ„¢ mobile wallet service. Wipit has commercial partnerships with and has been invested in by Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ: EEFT), H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), and Core Innovation Capital. For more information, visit www.wipit.me. Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Japan probes possible WWII prisoner experiment site

first_img Tweet The excavation was ordered after former nurse Toyo Ishii spoke outExcavations are beginning at the site of a former medical school in Japan which could yield evidence of war-time experiments on prisoners.The site in western Tokyo is said to be linked to Unit 731 of the Japanese Imperial Army, which used prisoners for biological warfare experiments.The excavation was ordered after a former nurse came forward.Toyo Ishii said workers were made to bury dozens of bodies there after the surrender at the end of World War II.Ms Ishii, now 88, first came forward several years ago.A nurse in the hospital’s oral surgery department, she said she had no knowledge of any experiments on humans at the site, which is said to have been the research headquarters of the unit.But she and her colleagues were ordered to take bodies and body parts for burial in the compound before US troops arrived.“We took the samples out of the glass containers and dumped them into the hole,” she wrote in a statement in June 2006.“We were going to be in trouble, I was told, if American soldiers asked us about the specimens.”Excavation of the site had to be delayed until residents had been moved from the area.“We are not certain if the survey will find anything,” Health Ministry official Kazuhiko Kawauchi told the Associated Press news agency.“If anything is dug up, it may not be related to Unit 731.”Japan’s government has never formally acknowledged that the atrocities of Unit 731 took place.But witnesses and former soldiers have provided accounts of the work of the unit, which had its main base in eastern Heilongjiang province in China, then part of Japanese-controlled Manchuria.Viruses intended for use in biological warfare were reportedly tested on prisoners, some of whom were then dissected alive.Others were said to have been frozen to death in endurance tests.The site being excavated in Tokyo is close to another where fragments of bone, many showing saw marks, were found in 1989.Then the health ministry concluded that they could not be linked to Unit 731, but had been brought to Japan for “medical education”.Requests for DNA testing of the bones from Chinese families whose relatives are believed to have fallen victim to medical experiments at Unit 731 have since been refused Share 35 Views   no discussions Share News Japan probes possible WWII prisoner experiment site by: – February 21, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! BBC Newslast_img read more