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Consumers’ rights expo opens tomorrow

first_img…aims to sensitise students on consumers’ affairsIn observance of Consumer Rights Day, which will be celebrated on Thursday, the Competition and Consumers Affairs Commission (CCAC) will be hosting a student’s consumers’ awareness exposition at the National Exhibition Complex, Sophia, Georgetown.The exposition is aimed at equipping the targeted audience (students) with the mandatory knowledge needed to make good purchasing decisions in keeping with the Consumer Affairs Act 2011.Students from schools across Georgetown will be educated on the levels of protection that they are entitled to under the law – protection provided by the Consumer Affairs Division and protection by the CCAC.The exposition is set to offer a set of advisories and know-how tools and to inform the public on the rights that they have in any buyer-seller scenario.It is also meant to build consumers’ confidence to accept and pay for only services and products that they are satisfied with.In recent years, the Tourism Ministry had launched a “Know Your Consumer Rights” campaign, as Minister Cathy Hughes urged the Consumer Affairs Division to pay attention to the difficulties consumers often experience with regard to the poor quality of goods and services available on the market. The target audience for this campaign is consumers from low to medium socio-economic areas since they are traditionally less likely to know and exercise their rights than those from the higher socio-economic brackets.last_img read more

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Leicester name Claude Puel as new manager

first_img0Shares0000New Leicester manager Claude Puel, 56, a former manager of Monaco, Lyon and Southampton, will take charge of his first game on Sunday when the Foxes host Everton at the King Power Stadium © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 25 – Former Premier League champions Leicester City on Wednesday named ex-Southampton boss Claude Puel as their new manager following the sacking of Craig Shakespeare last week.Leicester won the title under Claudio Ranieri in 2015-16 but parted company with the Italian in February and despite a good recovery under Shakespeare at the end of last season, they are only a point above the relegation places this term. Puel, 56, also a former manager of Monaco, Lyon and Nice in France, will take charge of his first game on Sunday when the Foxes host Everton at the King Power Stadium.“When we began the process of identifying a new manager, the board quickly established the profile of candidate we needed to take the club forward and Claude Puel was a perfect fit,” said Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha.“Upon meeting Claude, his attention to detail, knowledge of our squad, understanding of our potential and his vision to help us realise it were extremely impressive.“He quickly emerged as the outstanding candidate and I am delighted we will have the opportunity to reinforce our long-term vision, aided significantly by his expertise.”The Frenchman, who was dismissed by Southampton in June after just one season in charge despite finishing eighth in the Premier League, said it was a “great privilege” to become the new Leicester manager.“The opportunity to help the club build on its remarkable recent achievements is a truly exciting one and I’m looking forward to working with the owners, players, staff and supporters to deliver further lasting success,” he said.Puel also has European pedigree, steering Lyon into the Champions League finals semi-finals in 2010 — masterminding a 2-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid along the way.Leicester shocked the football world two seasons ago by seeing off the Premier League powerhouses to secure the title, with the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez stealing the headlines.But despite reaching the Champions League quarter-finals last year, Leicester struggled in the league until a late-season flourish lifted them to 12th in the table.This season has been another struggle, with just two wins in their first nine fixtures, although they eased the pressure at the weekend with a 2-1 victory at Swansea City, which lifted them to 14th in the table.Shakespeare, 53, was promoted from his role as assistant coach on an interim basis following the shock dismissal of Ranieri and in June he was handed a three-year contract.Puel will be supported by Michael Appleton, who retains his role as assistant manager.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DD LOCAL: RAPHOE TO HOST ITS ANNUAL 5K ON JULY 5TH

first_imgRaphoeRAPHOE NOTESRaphoe Family Resource Centre:Raphoe 5k/Community Fun Run The race takes place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 5th July. Raphoe 5k is one of the racesin Donegal Athletics Board Grand Prix Programme. As the Family Resource Centre is celebrating 15th years in the Family and Community Resource Centre Programme we are inviting walkers to take part with families most welcome. Entry fees: Adults-€8 (chip timing); Families (2 adults +2 or more children)-€20. There will also be a Kid’s 1k race commencing at 7.00pm and the entry fee is €3. Prizes and refreshments will be available. Go on….get on those running/walking shoes! The Family Resource Centre is delighted to announce that Coyle’s Centra Raphoe will again sponsor the race This is the third year in succession that Coyle’s Centra has sponsored the race and we really appreciate their generous support once again.Decoupage ClassesThe Family Resource will be running Decoupage Classes in September starting on Tuesday 6th September from 10am-12 noon. The Classes will run for six weeks. There will be €10 registration fee to be paid on the first morning with €3 to be paid at the five remaining sessions-total cost €25. Decoupage includes up-cycling old furniture, bric-a-brac etc. working with chalk paint. To book a place please call Marie on 074-9145796/087-3641503. This course is part funded by the Donegal Education and Training Board’s Community Education Programme.50-50 Bonus Ball There was no winner of our weekly 50 / 50 Bonus Ball which means there will be a rollover with an increased jackpot.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Seniors Alert SchemeThe objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.Funding is available under the scheme towards the purchase of equipment by a registered organisation i.e. personal alarm and/or pendant. The associated monitoring and service charges must be paid by the participant.A person will be eligible if he or she is:• Aged 65 years or older; and• Of limited means or resources; and• Living alone, living with another person who meets the eligibility criteria; and• Resides within geographical area of the relevant registered organisation; and• Able to benefit from the equipment supplied; and• Are prepared to maintain contact with the registered organisation.Raphoe Family Resource Centre has now taken over the administration of the Scheme. Therefore, if you or anyone you know are eligible for the scheme please do not hesitate to contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074)9145796 or 0873641503 or alternatively call into our office located on the second floor of The Volt House, Raphoe. Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145465 and arrange.Raphoe Tidy TownsThe National Tidy Towns is now underway. A sincere thank you to everyone in our community for all your great help in keeping your respective areas and properties tidy. Thanks also to the local Tidy Towns Committee and all their staff on the C.E Project & Trevor on the DLDC Rural Scheme for all your great work around the town. This is a great help to the town. Judging will continue around the country until mid -August.Did you know that Newspapers & magazines may be left inside the main door of the Volt House for recycling. Old school books may be left also. The recycling bins for cans and glass are located at Raphoe Hardware. Both these services are free. Please keep the areas tidy. Thank You.Dog Fouling is still a problem on footpaths in various areas of the town. It is the responsibility of all dog owners to clean up any dog dirt from pathways and public areas and dispose of it in the proper manner. Thank you to all those who do clean up after their dogs. Well done to all our students who have now completed their exams. May you get a good rest now during the summer break & may God guide you in further studies or work in the future.Parish Mission in September:St Eunan’s RC Parish Raphoe will have a parish mission in September. The Franciscan Fathers will preach and minister at the mission. This will be an ideal time in this special year of mercy for prayer, confession and reflection on our relationship with God and others.Welcome to all visitors and anyone here at home on holiday at the present time. Hopefully the sun will shine and the weather will stay good during your time here in Raphoe.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE TO HOST ITS ANNUAL 5K ON JULY 5TH was last modified: June 24th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalRaphoelast_img read more

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