Man stabbed during fight at Oceanside Convenience store

first_img OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – A fight between two men at a North County convenience store escalated Friday into a stabbing that left one of them hospitalized and the other under arrest, police said.The 9:30 a.m. fracas happened at the ampm [sic] minimart in the 1500 block of Melrose Drive, Oceanside police Lt. Kedrick Sadler said.Following the stabbing, the assailant allegedly fled on foot; medics took the victim to a trauma center, where he was admitted in stable condition with wounds to his upper body, according to Sadler.Officers searched the area with help from a sheriff’s patrol helicopter, eventually finding the suspect at a business in the 700 block of North Avenue in Vista, several blocks south from the assault.The alleged assailant, whose name was not immediately available, was taken into custody without incident about 11:15 a.m., the lieutenant said.It was unclear what sparked the violence. January 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Man stabbed during fight at Oceanside Convenience storelast_img read more

Infosys ceases using bell curve to evaluate employees performance attrition falling

first_imgJust as other IT majors who abandoned old-fashioned employee appraisal systems, India’s second largest software firm Infosys has finally stopped using the bell curve, a tool used to evaluate its 1.76 lakh employees’ performance.The move is already showing some positive impact and the company’s attrition rate is projected to come down to 13% during the July-September quarter. Infosys reported an attrition level of 20% during the same quarter last year.”From this quarter, we have removed the forced ranking and in the October appraisal, employees will be appraised on the open ranking. From now on, the managers will take a call and reward,” Richard Lobo, senior vice president, human resources department, at Infosys, told The Economic Times.”Attrition is now close to 13 per cent. One of the big reasons for this (attrition) to come down is because we consciously got rid of the bell curve,” Lobo said. “The new system will be more open and flexible with a pronounced focus on rewards for performance.”By ceasing to use the bell curve, Infosys joins a list of global IT companies that moved away from the appraisal system, which is “often criticised as a forced ranking system.”Under the system, managers are compelled to separate the employees into three categories and “rank the performance of 70% as average, 20% as high and 10%, low.””In performance evaluation based on bell curve, it became a race to get to the top for employees. We were losing a lot of good people who were not ranked at the top,” Lobo said.In a similar move, global software giant Accenture had said in July that it would abandon annual performance evaluation and also dump the ranking system for its employees.Accenture laid out plans to put in place a “more fluid system,” which would enable its employees to get “timely feedback” from their superiors on a continuous basis after an assignment is completed.Infosys’ latest move to discontinue using the bell curve is a part of CEO Vishal Sikka’s initiatives to reduce attrition levels and improve employee productivity. Taking charge as the chief of Infosys in August last year, Sikka has brought many changes for ‘Infoscions’, including doing away with the formal dress code.last_img read more

Reliance Jio to soon launch automobile telematics device that will track vehicles

first_imgReliance Jio Infocomm is in advance talks with automobile companies to launch an automobile telematics device that will control vehicle’s movement and alert the owner about fuel and battery condition through a mobile app. Brace up! India’s telecom pricing war will further intensify, says JP Morgan”Reliance Jio is ready with a car-connected device that will have multiple features like immobilising car at the time of theft, alert the owner about car movement, locate the car and also provide wi-fi within the car. The owner needs to use Jio sim in the device to avail benefits,” an industry source told PTI.With the help of Jio’s car management device, the vehicle owner will get information about how his driver is handling the car. Additionally, the movement of the vehicle can be restricted within a particular geography, the device can switch on AC of the car from any remote location and get an alert of car break etc. The telecom venture led by Mukesh Ambani is also working on the modalities on its sales model for the existing cars as well, the source said.”There are lots of factors that determine price, but the price of the car-connected device is estimated to be either equal to or less than its Jio’s mifi device which costs around Rs 2,000,” the source said.The application has been internally developed by Jio. However, the hardware device will initially be imported from China but the company has asked its vendor to start making it in India later.At the same time, Jio is also scaling up its fibre to the home project for which it is running a pilot scheme in certain cities, including Delhi and Mumbai. “With Fibre to the home, Jio will focus on automatic entire home from entertainment to home surveillance to utility management,” the source said.Last week, the newest telco in the Indian telecom sector said it reached a customer base 7.24 crore and claimed that soon it would be adding 1 lakh mobile subscribers per day. Ambani has set a target to cross 10 crore customers for Jio by March 31, 2017.Meanwhile, the operator is reportedly working out a new tariff plan that will be valid till June 30 and would provide data services at a nominal Rs 100, combined with free voice calls, for another three months. The Jio introductory offer ends on March 31.last_img read more