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School versus parents: Standoff continues at Presidium School in Ghaziabad

The standoff between the parents and management of Presidium School Indirapuram continued for the second day on Wednesday. Parents claimed that the school authority appointed bouncers to stop parents from protesting. The school management claimed that they did not appoint any bouncers and these persons were their personal security guards, besides the police. Parents have complained that the school issued transfer certificates to selected students despite payment of all ‘legitimate’ fees till September 2017 but the management claims that they have not done anything illegal. Parents have been claiming that…

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Do your kids skip breakfast? Here’s how doing so puts their health at great risk

Is it “too early” to eat? Is there no time before school? Your children may be putting themselves at risk of malnutrition by skipping breakfast. A study by the King’s College London found that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the recommended daily amounts of key nutrients required for growth and development. Children who ate breakfast every day were deemed to have overall superior nutritional profiles compared to those who didn’t. While the study was unable to identify a causal link, these children were found to have…

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How to Make a Perfect Panini Sandwich at Home: Handy Tips

Nothing can beat the joy of taking a bite into your favourite sandwich after a long and tiring day. It’s easy to prepare and makes for a light and healthy snack. There are different kinds of sandwiches one could relish, and one such is Panini. An Italian grilled sandwich, Panini or panino literally refers to bread roll. This sandwich uses soft breads without the crusts, which is then loaded with delectable fillings like chicken, ham, seasonal vegetables and a range of seasonings and sauces. Ideally, a Panini is made on a Panini sandwich…

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Top 8 radiation sources at your home

That tower, outside your home should concern you and rightly so. But did you ever stop to fret about the radiation from your cellphone or WiFi or Stabilizer or even from your electric shaver? As much as Internet and telecommunication have become the part of our modern lives, Cell towers have become a feature of city skylines. The profusion of cellular technology and cell towers have caused a concern on the health impact of radiation of humans. Even as cell phone towers are the most visible sources of radiation – there are…

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Shell plans 400 job cuts at Dutch projects and technology department

 Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to cut more than 400 jobs in the Netherlands, mainly at its major projects and energy technology operations, as the oil giant shifts its business model in response to lower oil prices, according to an internal document seen by Reuters. The world’s second-largest oil company by market capitalization said in a statement responding to questions from Reuters that “approximately 400 (staff) are potentially at risk of redundancy during the last quarter of 2017/first half of 2018”. That represents around a quarter of the roles at…

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Technology is killing jobs at Pick n Pay – but that’s not the whole story

Retailer Pick n Pay said in business and trading statement on Monday that it has removed a chunk of its roles and functions due to improvements in technology, among other things. “Through its work to improve the efficiency and productivity of its workforce, the group identified opportunities earlier this year to remove around 10% of its roles and functions across its Pick n Pay head office, regional structure, store operations and supply chain. “These roles and functions were no longer required due to improvements in organisation, planning and technology,” the…

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