Church’s power in education system highlighted once again

The Department of Education intends to scrap provisions that allows the Catholic church to bypass employment laws The Department of Education intends to scrap provisions that allow the Catholic church to bypass employment laws and appoint nuns and priests of their choosing to State jobs in schools in Ireland. This is an extraordinary derogation. It is highly unlikely that any other group in Irish society has been granted such power to bypass employment and equality legislation when it comes to making important appointments. But the fact that these appointments are for public sector jobs, with…

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This Peculiar Japanese Egg Video Will Compel You to Watch it Again and Again

Japanese are known to innovate when it comes to technology and also food. A lot of experiments have been done with food and eggs seem to be their favourite ingredients. Recently, there was a lot of buzz about the fluffiest omelettes being served at a Tokyo restaurant and now, a new kind of egg dish is garnering many fans. Well, the dish in itself is not new but was popularized all over again through a video doing the rounds on social media. The unique thing about this dish is that you can’t…

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Walmart’s New “Sweet Spark” Cantaloupe Ensures You Never Buy A Bland Melon Again

Fruit salad just isn’t the same when it’s not the summer — and not just because it’s best served during a Fourth of July barbecue. Some of the fruit is just not as good when you get it out of season — but Today.com reports Walmart has invented a brand-new fruit to change that. Walmart worked with Bayer to develop the “Sweet Spark,” a cantaloupe variety that is nearly twice as sweet as a typical cantaloupe you’d get in the winter. The goal was to develop a melon that could be grown outside of the typical…

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Moto E4 Price, Specifications Leaked Again, Tipped to Launch on July 17

HIGHLIGHTS Moto E4 is tipped to be priced at CAD 249.99 The smartphone runs on Andorid 7.1.1 Nougat It is tipped to launch on July 17 Lenovo’s Moto E4 and E4 Plus smartphones have been leaked on several occasions in the past, and the latest leak brings detailed spec sheet of the Moto E4, along with price and launch details. The Moto E4 is tipped to be launched on July 17, and is expected to be priced at CAD 249.99 (roughly Rs. 12,000). This leak comes from tipster Roland Quandt…

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FACT CHECK: Once Again, Lawmakers Are Stretching The Facts On Obamacare

President Obama and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were both on Capitol Hill Wednesday, making competing cases for and against Obama’s signature health care law. Republicans have promised to make repeal of the Affordable Care Act their first order of business, once they control both Congress and the White House. Obama is urging his fellow Democrats to do what they can to preserve the law. If that fails, Democrats plan to hold Republicans accountable for any disruption the repeal may trigger. Both sides are trying to position themselves as the protectors…

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Targeting millennials, Big Food wants to make frozen meals cool again

If platform shoes can make a comeback, why can’t TV dinners? That’s the hope of food manufacturers eager to lure health-conscious millennials back to the freezer section. B&G Foods (BGS) wanted to inject some life into the wilting Green Giant when it purchased the brand from General Mills (GIS) last year for $765 million. Green Giant’s frozen vegetable sales have declined by 25 percent, to $477.6 million, since 2011, according to Euromonitor, but B&G wants to revive the brand and appeal to young consumers with new products like Riced Veggies,…

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