Saturday January 29-th, 2022

What will furlough scheme employer contributions be? What will furlough scheme employer contributions be?

Infosys , co-founded by the chancellor's father-in-law Narayana Murthy, said it had used the furlough option for 3 per cent of its staff in order to tide through the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the deadly virus. He extended another multi-b...

Hyundai exports over 5k units in May Hyundai exports over 5k units in May

On Saturday (May 30), the company had said it had also exported 5,000 units and had highlighted its commitment to "Make in India" campaign. S Kim, MD & CEO, ( HMIL ) said, "In line with our global strategy, we have now exported more than 3 Million ...

Spanish govt approves minimum income to fight poverty Spanish govt approves minimum income to fight poverty

Spain's government has introduced a basic monthly income for struggling families amid the growing hardship caused by the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Around 100,000 families would begin receiving the money next month, it said. To be eligible f...

Watch the SpaceX craft carrying NASA astronauts dock with the ISS Watch the SpaceX craft carrying NASA astronauts dock with the ISS

At first, today appeared to be setting up with the same issues: rain, electricity in the atmosphere, cumulus clouds. The astronauts docked at 10:16 a.m. "As far as actual physical feedback, you certainly don't get that from the touchscreen", says H...

The Government Will Refund Millions Of Dollars To People Affected By Robodebt The Government Will Refund Millions Of Dollars To People Affected By Robodebt

He said on May 31 the government would resist an argument for further damages in the courts for the way in which the government ran the system, but acknowledged using annualized ATO data to assess incomes had been shown to be an insufficient basis fo...

City of Grande Prairie up to four recovered COVID-19 cases City of Grande Prairie up to four recovered COVID-19 cases

Newell County has 15 confirmed cases, one active and 14 recovered. In the city of Lethbridge the city has five active cases and eight recoveries. There have been three organizations in Grande Prairie that have identified publicly a positive case ...

Coronavirus: UK cuts furlough aid for firms but extends self-employed lifeline Coronavirus: UK cuts furlough aid for firms but extends self-employed lifeline

Under Mr Sunak's plans furloughed workers will remain on 80 per cent of their wages until the end of October if their employer chooses to continue to take advantage of the scheme. The chancellor is also expected to shut the furlough scheme to new e...

Amazon in advanced talks to acquire self-driving auto startup Zoox Amazon in advanced talks to acquire self-driving auto startup Zoox

But the company has also developed a fully autonomous vehicle that lacks a steering wheel or pedals and features carriage-style seating. At least one other business besides Amazon has offered to buy the company, they added. Zoox is probably not going...

Uber introduces new hourly rate for longer, multi-stop trips Uber introduces new hourly rate for longer, multi-stop trips

Uber is looking to tap in on riders who would have used public transport to run a bunch of errands and are now not doing it because of the pandemic. "We built this feature for riders that anticipate needing additional flexibility when taking care o...

Free non-medical masks available at Alberta drive-thrus Free non-medical masks available at Alberta drive-thrus

The provincial government is planning to distribute 20 million of these free masks to residents as a way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and their using the drive-thrus at A&W, Tim Hortons , and McDonald's to do it. "The masks will be free o...

Cisco snaps up ThousandEyes in new software push Cisco snaps up ThousandEyes in new software push

Cisco has been growing its software services portfolio in a pivot away from its traditional hardware business. Cisco Systems said Thursday that it plans to acquire network monitoring company ThousandEyes. The startup has raised about $110 mill...

Hong Kong blasts Trump's call to revoke privileges: 'Completely wrong' Hong Kong blasts Trump's call to revoke privileges: 'Completely wrong'

NPR's John Ruwitch joins us now to talk about this. The Global Times said Washington's move would ultimately harm itself. And can he really do that? China, he said, "pressured the World Health Organisation to mislead the world" about the virus....

Pakistan drug firm to import potential COVID-19 treatment from Bangladesh Pakistan drug firm to import potential COVID-19 treatment from Bangladesh

The REMDACTA trial, in which patients will either receive the combination or one containing a placebo plus remdesivir alongside standard of care, is expected to begin enrolling patients in June with a target of approximately 450 subjects globally.

EasyJet to cut up to 30% of its workforce EasyJet to cut up to 30% of its workforce

The budget airline said the reduction would reflect its "reduced fleet, optimisation of network and bases, improved productivty and more efficient way of working". Flybe collapsed in March with the loss of about 2,000 jobs . "Those staff have tak...

GDP growth rate for Jan-March quarter slumps to 3.1% GDP growth rate for Jan-March quarter slumps to 3.1%

The Reserve Bank of India had said that GDP growth would be negative as an aftermath of the global pandemic. A nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus, imposed on March 25, as well as lockdowns imposed by states earlier that mo...

Lake of the Ozarks pool partier tests positive for coronavirus Lake of the Ozarks pool partier tests positive for coronavirus

Several beach bars along Lake of the Ozarks were packed with party-goers during the Memorial Day weekend . The Missouri bars are also a popular vacation spot for many from Chicago, per AP. Members of the public who may have been in Backwater Jack's,...

Amazon Is Offering To Keep 125000 Workers It Hired For The Pandemic Amazon Is Offering To Keep 125000 Workers It Hired For The Pandemic

Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is offering full-time employment to 125,000 workers it hired temporarily to meet the increased demand during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the company announced Thursday. According to the company, the rest of 50,0...

Volkswagen’s Smallest Crossover Coupe ‘2021 VW Nivus’ Revealed Volkswagen’s Smallest Crossover Coupe ‘2021 VW Nivus’ Revealed

The Nivus is 4,266mm long (about the same length as the 4.2m-long India-bound Taigun) and has a 2.56m wheelbase (about 90mm shorter than the Taigun) which makes it similar in size to the all-new Polo that's sold overseas. But the main advantages are ...

Elon Musk earns performance-based Tesla payout worth $775M

Musk now has the option to buy 1.69 million Tesla shares at $ 350 per pop. It would provide tens of billions of dollars in compensation to Musk if the company achieves all of its financial goals, including its highest goal of a total market value of ...

McDonald's will 'look different' as Drive Thru restaurants set to reopen McDonald's will 'look different' as Drive Thru restaurants set to reopen

A list of which restaurants are opening on each day will be released each morning from Tuesday to help reduce the initial impact as customers flock for their much missed Big Macs! Ryan Hall and Paisley Hamilton, both 23, drove from Hull to a Peterb...

BMW 5 Series: Electric Plan Detailed BMW 5 Series: Electric Plan Detailed

A reworked M5 will be unveiled later in 2020 . The BMW 5 Series in this latest guise also offers updated driver aids. 523 hp M550i xDrive Sedan? After numerous spy photos and a few leaks, the 2021 BMW 5 Series finally showed its face.

Aston Martin DB5 production recommences after 55 years Aston Martin DB5 production recommences after 55 years

For authenticity, Aston Martin worked closely with EON Productions , the production company behind the James Bond movie franchise, as well as Oscar-winning special effects honcho Chris Corbould, who's been involved with 14 of the movies, to develop...

Apple buys machine lelearninganing company to improve Siri Apple buys machine lelearninganing company to improve Siri

Apple took over machine learning company Inductiv in April 2020, according to a Bloomberg report . That functionality is said to be important in machine learning because clean data helps not only in processing but also in making predictions.

Canada's housing market should rebound in mid Canada's housing market should rebound in mid

The grim national outlook was released Wednesday by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. "The precise timing and speed of the recovery is highly uncertain because the virus's future path is not yet known", he continued. It does, however, see pressur...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces coronavirus furlough scheme will end in October Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces coronavirus furlough scheme will end in October

A group of MPs - including representatives from Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering - have called upon chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the self-employment income support scheme which is due to end this weekend. Employers wi...

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