Infosys Employees to get 511 annual salary hike lower than last year

first_imgReuters fileInfosys will be giving a salary hike to its approximately 2 lakh employees, but there is not much to cheer about for the workforce for two reasons: the Bengaluru-based company won’t be paying arrears for the April-June period since the hike will be effective from July 1 and the rate of increase at 5-11 percent on an average is lower than last year.The company had 2,00,364 employees as of March 31, 2017, according to regulatory filings.Also read: Salary hike for Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Tech Mahindra employees will be interesting The hike will be a tad higher for top performers, in the range of 9-11 percent, Moneycontrol.com reported, citing news agency Cogencis.Last year, Infosys had announced a hike in the range of 6-12 percent, with onsite staff getting 1 percent pay increase on an average, lower than 2 percent in 2015.The share price of the company was trading almost flat at Rs 954 on the BSE at around 9.45 am. The Sensex was down 10 points at 31,199. TCS is yet to make an announcement on raising salaries of its employees while Wipro is reported to have given an average hike of 5 percent this year, according to a Times of India report.Shareholders of the two companies were kept in good humour, with Wipro declaring 1:1 bonus issue and TCS buying back shares. Hiring and headcount details based on company filings.Quarterly results and statements.last_img read more

Transport strike underway in Sylhet

first_imgAn indefinite strike enforced by transport owners and workers is underway in the district since Wednesday morning, causing immense suffering to the thousands of passengers.Sylhet Transport Workers’ Union called the strike for indefinite period to press home their two-point demand, disrupting road communications between the district and the rest of the country.The two-point demand includes immediate arrest of those who assaulted the transport workers and hotel workers, and the recovery of illegal arms.Bus services to and from Sylhet came to a halt and ticket counters remained closed since Tuesday night.While visiting, a small number of vehicles were seen plying city thoroughfares due to the transport strike.Sylhet Metropolitan Police ADC (Media) Jedan Al Musa said the transport strike is underway in the city peacefully. No untoward incident was reported yet.Earlier on Tuesday, Sylhet Transport Workers’ Union president Selim Ahmed Falik made announcement of indefinite strike following the attack on transport workers allegedly by a group of Jubo League leaders at Tajmahal Hotel.Falik alleged the leaders and activists of local unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Jubo League for carrying out the attack on the transport workers twice earlier.last_img read more

Public Outcry Against President Trumps Immigration Freeze Stretches Across Houston

first_img 00:00 /02:36 Laura IsenseeIn downtown Houston on Sunday more than a thousand people gathered just steps away from the Super Bowl festivities. Public outcry against President Trump’s immigration freeze stretched across the country and Texas, including in Houston.The City of Houston has played a large role in the country’s refugee resettlement program and is one of America’s most diverse cities. On Sunday, some local officials spoke out against closing the door to refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim countries. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted that Houston will always be a welcoming city. Houston’s Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee echoed that sentiment.“We’re not going to yield to panic and fear that is being exhibited by the White House. We hope the White House will learn from America, we don’t want to learn from the White House,” she said.Jackson Lee is on the Homeland Security Committee. The Houston Democrat says she wants to take away any funding that’s fueling the new immigration order.Abner FletcherSheila Jackson Lee held a press conference with supporters at Bush Intercontinental AirportJackson Lee spoke Sunday at Bush Intercontinental Airport, where she told reporters federal authorities had detained at least six people over the weekend, including an Iraqi green card holder. The airport Starbucks filled with volunteer attorneys, who formed a legal rapid response team.Rosemary Vega is with the immigration law clinic at the University of Houston Law Center.“We’re getting calls. If we get families that need assistance, that people are being detained and not being released, we’re here to maybe file habeas and help them however we can,” Vegas said.In downtown Houston on Sunday more than a thousand people gathered just steps away from the Super Bowl festivities.“Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here. Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here,” they chanted.People in football jerseys streamed by the protesters who stretched the length of a city block and overflowed into a parking lot. The protest drew a wide range of people — immigrants, members of the local Muslim community, a rabbi and some of his congregation and members of a Methodist church who had just finished Sunday service.Rabbi Josh Lobel said that he noticed that the immigration freeze came down on Friday, which also marked the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.“When we’re banning people, women and children, innocents, people who are just looking to escape, that to me is a terrifying sign,” Lobel said.Jolie Rocke Brown says she came because she can’t stay at home anymore and just post her discontent on social media.So she led protesters in song. “I feel this is a new movement. This is a continuation of the Civil Rights Movement, but now it’s more inclusive, which it needs to be more inclusive,” she said.While several other Texas cities joined Houston in protesting Trump’s immigration freeze, the state’s congressional delegation was mostly silent this weekend. A few Texas Republicans applauded Trump’s order, including U.S. Representatives Mike McCaul from Austin and John Ratcliffe from North Texas. Share Listencenter_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Homeowners Join Lawsuit Against Crosby Chemical Plant That Burned After Hurricane Harvey

first_imgPlaintiffs are seeking more than $1 million in damages, the suit says.Bureau Veritas declined to comment Wednesday afternoon. Arkema said earlier this month that it would “vigorously defend a lawsuit that we believe is gravely mistaken.”Officials have compared smoke from the thousands of pounds of burning organic peroxides to what emerges from a campfire or barbecue and maintained that it was a “non-toxic irritant.” The Environmental Protection Agency said earlier this month that “surface level water runoff results were less than the screening levels that would warrant further investigation” and air testing “found no exceedances” of required levels.But the lawsuit criticizes company executives for “repeatedly [denying] that the chemicals were toxic or harmful in any manner … Plaintiffs relied upon these representations and suffered serious bodily injuries as a result,” the suit says.The fires started in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, whose floodwaters took out the plant’s primary and backup sources of power. Without refrigeration, organic peroxides in the plant began to degrade, culminating in a series of explosions beginning Aug. 31 and continuing over the next several days.Residents within a 1.5 mile radius of the plant were evacuated for a week while the chemicals burned. When they returned to their homes, they were advised to wear protective clothing and drink bottled water. Chemical Safety BoardThe Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas is covered in debris after a series of chemical fires that occurred as a result of floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey.Eleven plaintiffs and a new defendant were added Wednesday to a lawsuit against Arkema Inc., an international chemical company whose plant near Houston spewed clouds of smoke from a series of chemical fires earlier this month after it was inundated by six feet of floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey.The updated lawsuit alleges that Arkema and the new defendant, Bureau Veritas — an air quality monitoring company that Arkema contracted to conduct testing in the vicinity of the plant — failed to properly advise first responders and neighbors about the dangers of fumes from the fires, which spewed black smoke high above the plant in Crosby. The lawsuit, originally filed Sept. 7 with seven first responders listed as plaintiffs, has since swelled to include six additional first responders as well as a slate of area homeowners who claim that in addition to property damage related to the fires, they suffered “upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, itchy, burning eyes, tight, burning throats and the like — illnesses and injuries that did not exist prior to the explosions and fires at the Arkema facility and illnesses resulting from and exacerbated by the explosions and fire at the Arkema facility.”Medical personnel and police officers called to the first fire in the early hours of Aug. 31 “began to fall ill in the middle of the road,” and were “doubled over vomiting, unable to breathe,” the lawsuit claims. Sharelast_img read more

Yahoo Other Oath Programming Launches on Roku Channel as Verizon Hopes to

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Launched in September 2017, the Roku Channel features free-to-watch movies and TV shows licensed from Lionsgate, MGM, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros., Showtime, Fox, and Epix, as well as live-streaming programming from partners including ABC News, Cheddar, and PeopleTV. In addition to Roku streaming players and TVs, the Roku Channel is available on the web and mobile devices.The Yahoo News lineup includes video series and documentaries and live coverage around special events, such as next week’s U.S. midterm elections with coverage kicking off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Nov. 6. Yahoo Finance provides four daily live business day programs; starting Nov. 5, it will expand the shows to five hours of daily programming and will launch an eight-hour slate in January 2019.Yahoo Sports delivers breaking news plus shows like “Fantasy Football Live,” “The Spin” and “The Rush,” as well as “Mostly Football,” a sports-and-culture pregame show with former NFL star Martellus Bennett. HuffPost provides a variety of original documentary and news programming, while the RYOT studio produces feature-length and short-form content in both traditional and emerging VR formats. MAKERS is Oath’s feminist media brand, touting a large collection of video profiles of women. Popular on Variety center_img Verizon’s Oath struck a deal with Roku to distribute live and on-demand content from Yahoo and other media properties on the device maker’s free-to-watch Roku Channel.None of the Oath programming will be exclusively available on the Roku Channel. That will also continue to be available for free on Oath’s owned-and-operated sites and apps. Through the deal, Oath wants to get its ad-supported content in front of Roku’s installed base of users, which was about 22 million as of the end of June 2018.Presented under the “Yahoo” banner on the Roku Channel, the live and VOD content comes from Oath’s Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, HuffPost, RYOT and MAKERS.Oath has been losing steam in recent quarters — and Verizon hopes its video initiatives like the new deal with Roku will help turn things around. Revenue for Oath dropped 6.9% in the third quarter of 2018, to $1.8 billion, with Verizon blaming declines in search and desktop traffic. The telco said it expects sales at Oath, which combined AOL and Yahoo, to be “relatively flat in the near term.”last_img read more

Three killed in separate incidents

first_imgKolkata: In a tragic incident, a promising cricketer was killed by lightening in the city while two separate road accidents claimed two lives and injured seven others in the districts.Debabrata Pal (21), a resident of Hooghly’s Srerampur was returning home after practicing cricket on Vivekananda Park ground at around 1.40 pm when the accident took place. According to local sources, the victim stopped his practice after it started raining. When he was walking along the lane, lightning struck him. He was later taken to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him brought dead. The victim used to play cricket for Calcutta Cricket Academy. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsRoad accident claimed lives of two children who were returning home on a bicycle along with their parents. The deceased have been identified as Ganesh and Riya Bhunia. Their parents have also received injuries. It took place at Radhanagar village under Bishnupur police station in Bankura on Saturday night when a speeding truck hit the bicycle. The driver of the truck fled the spot leaving the vehicle at the spot. Locals took the injured victims to Radhanagar Gramin hospital where the children were declared brought dead while their parents are undergoing treatment in the hospital. Police seized the truck and are conducting raids to nab the driver. In another accident, five persons were injured when the car they were travelling in overturned on National Highway 6 near Manasatala at Uluberai. According to police, there were three youth and a woman in the car.last_img read more

Two BJP supporters arrested from Howrah

first_imgKolkata: Two BJP supporters were arrested on Wednesday from Howrah, for damaging state-run buses and intervention in police work on September 26, when the party had called a 12 hour bandh to protest against the killing of two students in Islampur in police firing.With the arrest of the two BJP supporters, the total number of arrests relating to bandh related issues in the district rose to 8.The BJP supporters had set fire to three state-run buses and caused extensive damage to 8 other buses on the day of the bandh.Acting on a tip-off, police raided the houses of the two BJP supporters on Wednesday afternoon and arrested them. They were produced before the court and have been remanded to police custody for three days.The arrested BJP workers had also stopped police from discharging their duties.On Brabourne Road, BJP supporters set fire to a state-run bus. Some buses were also damaged in North Bengal. In Howrah, BJP workers pelted stones at a taxi that was carrying a patient to SSKM Hospital. They forced the driver to stop the vehicle and forced the patient to get down.In Islampur also, the police arrested a local BJP leader for threatening the police and taking out a procession without police permission.last_img read more

Reflecting on native culture

first_imgWhen fashion gets the color of culture, the outcome is always something new from the maker’s end. In same way ‘Indypindy’ has brought fashion items dedicated towards women but it also presents a fusion of international and local cultural extravaganzas. ‘Indypindy’ organised a two-day fashion couture event recently at LGF Navjeevan Vihar in the national Capital. It houses some of the best designers in their domains to deliver top notch and state-of-the-art products whether it is a saree, skirt or a clutch! The event witnessed the gracious presence of Sandeep Marwah, Director AAFT who encouraged the budding designers for adapting the idea of ‘Indypindy’ which focuses on the concept of ‘Make in India’.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe event was also graced by the presence of Dr Shalini Sharma who imparted solutions at her special sessions on palmistry mixed with numerology to give the visitors simple solutions to their life issues. ‘IndyPindy’ is a brand name inspired from two words “Indian” and “Pind” which means an Indian village. As the name suggests it is a group of Indian nomad designers who travel across the country and showcase their designs and unique collection to the diverse audience present in each part of India.The designers take up the designs from the rural and local area reflecting the native culture and fashion of the place and driving it to a national and international platform give rural handicrafts and designs complete exposure.last_img read more

NSA to release GHIDRA their reverse engineering framework to the public at

first_imgThe National Security Agency (NSA) will be publicly releasing their reverse engineering framework called GHIDRA, for the first time at the RSA Conference (Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman security conference) to be held in March 2019. According to the official announcement on the RSA blog, the framework will be introduced by NSA’s Senior Advisor Robert Joyce. According to NSA, GHIDRA has ‘an interactive GUI capability that enables reverse engineers to leverage an integrated set of features that run on a variety of platforms including Windows, Mac O, and LINUX and supports a variety of processor instruction sets’. This is what we know about GHIDRA so far: In March 2017, WikiLeaks leaked CIA Vault 7 documents which highlighted the various tools utilized by the CIA. The leaked documents included numerous references to a reverse engineering tool called ‘GHIDRA’ that was developed by the NSA at the start of the 2000s. For the past few years GHIDRA has been shared with other US government agencies with cyber teams that look at the inner workings of malware strains or suspicious software. GHIDRA is a ‘disassembler’ that breaks down software into its assembly code so that humans can analyze malware and other suspected malicious software. GHIDRA is built in Java, that runs on Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems and has a graphical user interface. With GHIDRA, developers can analyze the binaries of all major operating systems, including mobile platforms like Android and iOS. NSA is expected to add GHIDRA on NSA’s code repository hosted by Github where the spy agency has released several other open source programs. Some people who are familiar with this tool and have shared opinions on HackerNews, Reddit, and Twitter. They have compared GHIDRA with IDA, another well-known reverse engineering tool. Source: HackerNews Head over to RSA’s official blog to check out the announcement. Alternatively, check out Siliconangle for more insights on this news. Read Next NSA’s EternalBlue leak leads to 459% rise in illicit crypto mining, Cyber Threat Alliance report NSA researchers present security improvements for Zephyr and Fucshia at Linux Security Summit 2018last_img read more

You wont believe what this Scottish airport has been approved to do

first_img GLASGOW — With all this talk about closing borders dominating the news, one tiny airport in Scotland is turning back the clock to a simpler time when airport security was virtually non-existent.Acting as an example of hope in today’s turbulent times is Campbelltown airport in Southwest Scotland, whose new streamlined check-in process has just been approved by the Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority. Now, passengers who depart Campbelltown need only verbally declare that they’re not carrying any banned items – including sharp objects, firearms and liquids in containers over 100 ml – to fly.According to The Telegraph, two other facilities in Scotland – Barra Airport and Tiree Airport – have also introduced the new check-in arrangements.Aviation security expert Philip Baum said that screening does not have to be performed by X-ray systems. “Where better to perform behavioural analysis than in a community where the travellers are known and where baseline behaviour is easy to identify?” reports Traveltalk.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backHowever, concerns have been raised about terrorism, The Independent reported. David Avery, a negotiator with professional services union Prospect, said: “Even with planes the size of these, which are very small, when they’re flying over urban areas, when they’re flying over oil depots, the size doesn’t particularly matter.”Tell us, would you get on small plane knowing that no security checks were in place prior to boarding? Share Posted by Tags: Trend Watch Travelweek Group center_img You won’t believe what this Scottish airport has been approved to do Wednesday, February 1, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more