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NEW DELHI: SoftBank-backed Snapdeal will lay off around 600 people across its e-commerce, logistics and payments operations over the next few days. According to sources, the company started the process last week and will lay off 500-600 people across Snapdeal, Vulcan (logistics) and Freecharge (digital payments business). The sources added that the reduction will include employees across levels and the process will be completed in the next few days. A Snapdeal spokesperson said, "On our journey towards becoming India's first profitable e-commerce company in two years, it is important that we continue to drive efficiency across all parts of our business, which enables us to pass on the value to our consumers and sellers." "We have realigned our resources and teams to further these goals and drive high-quality business growth," the spokesperson added.
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“Everybody needs to pay taxes,” said Patricia. “I get that, but we need a little help, especially in these rural communities.” Lake Havasu City has a permanent population of just over 50,000, but it soars to 80,000 in the winter months when visitors come from California, as well as from more northern and colder U.S. states and Canada. The Jandrews bought the business, called Jet Printing, from its founder in 2015. Patricia says she did not realize how much they would be taxed. She says she would love to be able to give benefits to her nine employees, who are the backbone of the business, but cannot afford to. She says that under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, her family’s medical insurance premiums have soared to more than $2,300 a month, adding to business costs and taxes that leave them struggling many months to make ends meet.
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SUNGAI PETANI: Four men robbed a gold shop at Jalan Dewa and carted away with RM100,000 worth of jewellery yesterday. Kuala Muda deputy police chief Supt Saifi Abdul Hamid said the four robbers, all wearing crash helmets and with their face covered, entered the shop at about 5pm. "There were four female employees in the shop when the four suspects entered the shop. One of the robbers then took out a pistol, forcing all the employees to flee into the back of the shop. "Another suspect used a hammer to smash the glass casing where the jewellery were kept and then scooped the jewellery before fleeing the scene on two motorcycles," he said in a media statement yesterday. — Bernama
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The YMCA in Fishers, Indiana was evacuated on Tuesday after a malfunction in the pool area caused a chemical leak. The Fishers Fire Department was called to the YMCA near the intersection of 126th Street and IN-37 around 11 a.m. because patrons and employees in the pool area were complaining of respiratory burning. The safety of our members is our first priority, the YMCA said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. Six adults and one child were hospitalized, but their injuries are not believed to be serious. Eleven other people were checked out at the scene. Fire crews released ...
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Some employees with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who work in the Washington, D.C. area and in Philadelphia, PA were unable to access the DHS computer network on Tuesday, reports Reuters , citing “three sources familiar with the matter.” (more)
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Some employees with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who work in the Washington, D.C. area and in Philadelphia, PA were unable to access the DHS computer network on Tuesday, reports Reuters , citing “three sources familiar with the matter.” (more)
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By Eric Newcomer At a meeting open to all Uber Technologies employees on Tuesday, Travis Kalanick apologized for cultural failings at his company after a former employee alleged she was harassed and discriminated against while working there. Alongside board member Arianna Huffington and Uber's head of human resources, Kalanick spoke at his ride-hailing company's San Francisco headquarters in a meeting that lasted for more than an hour, according to people who watched the event. Uber's chief executive officer, at times with tears in his eyes, apologized for a lack of diversity in the company's workforce and for not properly responding to employee complaints, while those in attendance lobbed tough, pointed questions, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing internal matters. After a rough start to the year, employee morale is bleak, one of the people said.
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S. intervention in Cuba. In so doing, he took the forbidden leap from journalism to war participation. “[He] was persistent in finding ways to achieve it, including organizing a daring and successful rescue mission to free a young, female Cuban political prisoner, Evangelina Cisneros, which he proudly trumpeted on the front page of the Journal ,” Friedman added. “Though the Cuban insurrection against their Spanish rulers was stagnating, Hearst continued to send many of his high-profile writers and illustrators to the Cuba in hopes of capturing a great story. Among Hearst’s employees was the famed illustrator Frederic Remington. In 1897, Remington became very bored by the lack of anything newsworthy in Cuba and cabled to Hearst, “Everything quiet. There is no trouble here. There will be no war. Wish to return.” Responding to Remington’s message, Hearst famously replied, “ Please remain.
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Qantas announced the l aunch of inflight streaming services for its domestic passengers last week and has now followed that up with its first trial of the on-board internet system on a chartered Sydney to Brisbane flight. The Flying Kangaroo sent 140 of its employees on board a Boeing 737 to test the new Wi-Fi and the service passed with flying colours. Each passenger had at least one device, while some played around with more than a couple of gadgets. Typical download speeds were between 7 and 12 megabits per second to each connected device, gushed Qantas in its Roo Tales blogpost yesterday. Speed test During the testing, flyers were asked to perform various tasks, like downloading apps, streaming different forms of media and performing a speed test. Qantas expects that, on any given flight, about half of their passengers would be connected to the Wi-Fi on a single device.
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God is with the oppressed against the oppressors. We are facing two blockades, one by the Saudi-led aggressors and the other by Abedd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi's factions who promised that they will pay the government employees, including the army and security forces, and that never happened since relocation of the county's central bank to Aden. Alwaght Why did Saudi-led coalition impose siege on your country along with its military campaign? Al-Tarb : They think that we are getting support from a couple of known governments, but the hostile countries are recreant and liars, and have no evidences for such claims. We more than once called on them to substantiate veracity of their allegations through television, or documents, or issue a warning to the officials of the alleged supporting countries. The hostile countries so far with this big size of weapons supply and spending declined to make any real gains.
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Other examples are foreign companies and their employees, which have been blacklisted by the US government for deals with countries on the shit-list of the US, which were perfectly legal in their home countries. The technical term for this is extraterritorial law enforcement.+++ The security nexus has been further underlined only a few days ago by the fact that Bill Gates and the German government’s Minister for Economic Cooperation chose the Munich Security Conference to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in development assistance and promotion of financial inclusion. In line with the statement of purpose of the US-President’s Executive Order establishing the GDC, the press statement of the Ministry read (my translation): “Development policy is the best policy for peacesubstituting peace for the more blunt American wording “US security interests” and US power.
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Many industries in Saskatchewan do routine drug testing on employees and one of the primary drugs they look for is marijuana.
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ACCORDING TO MEDIA REPORTS, tens of thousands of packages have piled up at a delivery station of YTO Express in Beijing. The company said that the backlog was because many of its employees had not returned from their Spring Festival leave, but normal order was resumed on Saturday. Beijing News commented:
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The judge’s decision concludes that none of the redacted emails containedhints of nefarious government action or motive in responding to that conduct.” The memorandum also mentions that most of the emails in question — which were not messages from Clinton’s serverreflected internal communication among State employees to “ensure that the agency appropriately responded to the news swirling around Clinton’s emails.” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said the organization is happy the court took the step to review the requested documents. He also said the group is “evaluating the opinion and consideringmoving on with an appeal. “We remain curious about the documents,” Fitton said. “The PR effort remains troubling and something that we think is in the public’s interest to know.” Fitton assured the watchdog organization will want the Department of Justice under President Donald Trump to take a second look at their request.
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Uber is becoming known for stamping out PR fires as much as it's known as a ride-sharing app, but board member Ariana Huffington wants customers to believe they're working toward "a better" company. The latest PR frenzy comes on the back of a blog post written by former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti (Susan J. Fowler on her blog), who detailed her alleged sexual harassment and the company's inept response in a post published on Sunday. SEE ALSO: Uber's refusal to treat its drivers as employees now receiving backlash in India The post exploded. According to Rigetti, the response actually broke her apps for Twitter and Gmail. Read more... More about Sexual Harassment , Travis Kalanick , Susan J Fowler , Uber , and Women In The Workplace
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