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Cooking Up A Storm: The Importance Of Migrants and Street Food

Upon my arrival in Bavaria as part of my Erasmus programme, I was met with many nuances which were wholly expected. Namely, würst, brezel and plenty of beer from the many breweries dotting Germany’s largest Bundesland. One thing I didn’t expect were the many cultural cuisines scattered across nearly every city in Germany and the

“Nowhere close” to enough climate action?

A new report from the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Action (UNCCF) has announced that the world’s nations are doing “nowhere close” enough to keep the global temperature increases well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. What does the report show? The initial Nationally Determined Contributions

Goodbye 9-to-5, Salesforce to offer flexible work schedules to employees

By Matthew Quick “The 9-to-5 workday is dead.” Coronavirus has drastically changed the way business is handled since it first began over a year ago, including the way we work. Last Tuesday, Salesforce announced that the company will no longer expect their employees to follow the 9-to-5 work schedule that has defined the modern workplace.

Disney+: Is a Netflix streaming war on the way?

The pandemic’s impact on Disney can be seen through the closing of Disneyland parks, its cruise lines, productions, and delays in its upcoming movies. It has also resulted in thousands of redundancies at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, and its retail stores. For the 2020 fiscal year, Disney reported a net loss of $2.8 billion.

To the moon… and back: the inner workings of financial markets

“Our mission is to democratize finance for all. We believe that everyone should have access to the financial markets, so we’ve built Robinhood from the ground up to make investing friendly, approachable, and understandable for newcomers and experts alike.”             – Robinhood Markets, Inc. Mission Statement Commission free trading is a great thing, right? Any

Brussels Faces Backlash Over Vaccine Controversy

The EU has faced international criticism over its new controls of coronavirus vaccine exports. The measures were the source of particular worry in the UK and Ireland after the EU indicated it would override part of the Brexit deal’s Northern Ireland Protocol. What are the measures? The EU announced measures to control exports of Covid-19

Trump’s predictably divisive presidential pardons

Donald Trump’s administration has recently published a list of 143 presidential pardons on the 45th President’s final day as Commander-in-Chief. The former president’s pardons were touted to include beneficiaries ranging from Trump himself and family members, to his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, to the subject of the Netflix series ‘Tiger King’, Joe Exotic. Perhaps because

The Shebeen and Covid-19 in Ireland

The shebeen (or síbín, in Irish) has seen a quiet revival in Ireland since the pandemic of loneliness accompanying Covid-19 lockdowns reached Ireland in early 2020. It is widely known that the pub is a temple of communal interaction, deeply entrenched in the psyche of many Irish people. Pub closures have left a void in