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  • Low-cost range for Tesco

    first_imgTesco is hoping for a slice of the action in the discount store market with a new low-cost range, to include bakery products. The supermarket undertook research earlier this summer, quizzing 20,000 people and found that UK consumers’ top concern is price. In response to this Tesco is aim to cut its average shoppers’ bill by £24 per week. A range of 350 new products will be introduced under the Discount Brands at Tesco label. “As customers tighten their belts, they tend to shop around for the best prices,” said Richard Brasher, Tesco commercial director. “Our research shows just how keenly they are feeling the need to watch their budgets.”last_img read more

  • Quadri, Abiodun Lift Fourth Portuguese Cup with Sporting

    first_imgAruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun were at their best at the weekend as they helped their club, Sporting defeat ADC Ponta do Pargo to win the Portuguese table tennis Super Cup, a fourth title in a row despite the absence of team’s Captain, Joao Monteiro. Having lost their opener in the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) Champions League away to Borussia Dusseldorf, Sporting’s trio of Aruna Quadri, Diogo Carvalho and Bode Abiodun checkmated ADC Ponta do Pargo to retain the Portuguese Super Cup.Sporting were on the losing side away to Borussia Dusseldorf in the ETTU Champions opener but the Portuguese side lined up Quadri, Diogo Carvalho and Abiodun against ADC Ponta do Pargo in the encounter held at the Municipal Pavilion of Nespereira, in Cinfães. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It was a re-energised Quadri who started the onslaught for Sporting with a 3-1 (7-11, 11-1, 11-9, 11-9) bashing of Énio Mendes, Carvalho increased the lead for Sporting with a convincing 3-1 (9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-3) win over Sahed Idowu. Abiodun completed the rout for Sporting with a 3-0 (14-12, 11-5, 11-5) victory over Vítor Amorim.Being the fourth year in a row that Quadri and Abiodun will be lifting the trophy with Sporting and the Lisbon-based team continues to erase their own record having won the title for 13th time more than any team in Portugal.For Quadri, the win serves as a god preparation for this week’s ETTU Champions league tie at home to Czech Republic’s TTC Ostrava. “We are indeed looking forward to the Champions League match on October 11 at home and we hope that this win will give us the needed motivation to do well against the visiting Czech side. “Despite losing the first match away to the defending champion, we are still hopeful that we can make it from the group but I must also admit that we missed the presence of our captain, Joao Monteiro who is yet to recover from the injury he copped before the start of the European Championships in Alicante, Spain. I am confidence that we can do well against the visitors when we clash this week in Lisbon,” Quadri said.Sitting at the bottom of Group A of the Champions League, which has defending champion – Germany’s Borussia Dusseldorf and former champion, France’s AS Pontoise Cergy, Sporting hopes to rediscover their form which saw them making it to the semifinal in their maiden outing in the lucrative league.last_img read more


    first_imgThe victims of paedophile Michael Ferry WILL be able to see a report into why he was allowed to work at a Donegal school AFTER he was found guilty of child sex abuse.Michael Ferry, right, being taken into court in Donegal Town in December.Donegal Daily reported today how two Government Departments had told victims at Colaiste Cholmcille in Gaoth Dobhair they would not have access to the report.Ferry was allowed to continue to work as a school caretaker after being found guilty of abusing one boy, and despite being placed on the sex offenders register in 2002. A Garda investigation into the school and its directors was passed onto the Director of Public Prosecutions but it was decided not to press charges.A separate investigation was carried out by the HSE but victims were told by both departments they were not entitled to see the reports.However, the Child and Family Agency has said today that victims can contact their office to see the report.Gordon Jeyes, Chief Executive of the CFA said his agency is completely committed to being transparent and accountable in all its dealings. “This review has been undertaken by local services in Donegal in order to ensure that all those involved in working with children and families engage in reflective practice and continue to improve the quality of services being offered.“I commend staff for the open and honest way in which they engaged with this process and believe that service to children in the area has greatly improved since the tragic events of 2002 and subsequently.“It behoves all of us as professionals to constantly review our working standards to ensure that the injustices of the past do not continue. The events surrounding this review also remind us of our collective, societal obligations to keep children safe.“I wish to confirm that there is no intention to keep this internal document secret from victims and any request from victims to my office for a copy of the report will be facilitated.“It is not normal practice to publish internal staff review documents and it is for this reason that there are no plans for wider publication.” VICTIMS OF PAEDO FERRY WILL BE ALLOWED TO SEE REPORT INTO COLLEGE INVESTIGATION was last modified: March 27th, 2014 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:abusecolaiste cholmcilleGaoth DobhairMichael Ferrypervertlast_img read more