Leicester job fair attracts more than 400 jobseekers

thumbnail_img_2632Curve theatre set the stage for Leicester’s latest job fair today which saw the likes of Santander, Bodyshop and many other companies setting up stalls to look for their latest employees.

The job fair was organised by MGMT Media Ltd which has been responsible for three Leicester-based job fairs this year alone.

The fair started at 10am and accumulated more than 400 visitors when it finished around 2pm.

MGMT Media Ltd’s next job fair is set to commence on February 22, 2017.

Manager of the jobs fair, Nick White said: “It’s been a hugely successful fair, we’ve had involvement from over 15 different clientele companies and interest from the public has been absolutely phenomenal.

“It was great to see the most aspirational candidates being offered over the table jobs.”

Updates on upcoming jobs fairs which will be hosted by MGMT Ltd can be found under the twitter handle @Thejobfairs and also on their website: thejobsfair.co.uk

By Jason Cowlishaw

Tigers roar in Champions Cup

 

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Image Credit: Tiger Images

By Jake Johnson

Leicester Tigers claimed a much-needed win in the Champions Cup, against a star-studded Racing 92, containing All Black greats Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko.

Freddie Burns, a second half substitute, came on to score 16 points that included a 70 metre intercepted try, as the Tigers beat last year’s finalists 27-17 at Welford Road on Sunday.

Burns said: “I always see myself as a player who can make things happen and lucky enough today it did happen.”

Things got off to a good start as Brendon O’Connor scored an early try after the ball was worked through the phases, after a well-worked line-out deep in the Racing 22, scrum-half Ben Youngs found an unmarked O’Connor to touch down in the corner.

Dan Carter replied through the boot after a penalty was conceded by lock Dom Barrow, who unfortunately was taken off injured after a clash of heads with one of his teammates.

Racing continued to work hard but unfortunately were unable to cope with Tigers ferocious defence as they continued to probe for a way through.

They were then punished by two Owen Williams penalties after a string of handling errors.

The first half was marred by an injury sustained by home debutant Matt Toomua, with a knee injury.

Tigers defence was breached just after half time, when Dan Carter showed all his world-class ability, throwing dummy passes and a solid hand-off to waltz through the Leicester defence, that was guilty of poor defending.

Carter, converting his own try, cut the deficit down to just point.

It then became the Freddie Burns show as he kicked two penalties and converted his try in six second half minutes to give the tigers some breathing space on the scoreboard.

Burns said: “Obviously we’ve been a little bit inconsistent this year, it’s important we stepped up against a quality opposition like Racing.”

Tigers held on despite a late try from Argentinian international Juan Imhoff that was duly converted by the impressive Carter.

A nasty clash of heads then ended Tigers industrious full-back Telusa Veainu’s night, who was knocked unconscious and had to receive treatment for some time just under Leicester’s posts.

However, it was the Tigers who were to have the final word as Burns scored a penalty late on to seal the victory for the Tigers and get their Champions Cup campaign up and running.

Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez in running for top football award

By Mark Farmer

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Sunderland at The King Power Stadium on August 8, 2015 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez has made the shortlist for this year’s coveted Ballon d’Or award.

The Algerian international was a pivotal player in Leicester City’s team from last season, notching up 17 goals, which helped the Foxes win the Premier League and qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

Ex-City midfielder Muzzy Izzet, one of the finest players in Leicester City’s history, said it was a real boost for the Foxes to have one of their players nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award.

“I’ve watched Mahrez closely over the past couple of seasons. He’s improved vastly as a player. He’s toughened up and he doesn’t just cut inside on his left foot. He’s added much more to his game.

“He’s a brilliant player and a joy to watch. I hope he gets it.”

 

 

The nomination for the award sees him joins the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) and former winners; Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) and Lionel Messi (Barcelona) who is bidding to retain the gong.

As of yesterday more than two million votes had been cast on France Football’s website, the French media outlet has conducted a poll asking its readers to cast their vote for who they think should win the Ballon d’Or.

It is believed that Mahrez currently leads the way in the poll with 39 per cent of the votes coming in for the Leicester City winger, ahead of Euro 2016 winner Ronaldo and Messi who sit on 26 and 20 per cent respectively.

Mahrez was named Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year last season following Leicester City’s heroics, which has seen teammate Jamie Vardy also make the cut for the award.

Should the Algerian scoop the award it will be the first time an African player has won since Liberian George Weah in 1995.

DMU Contour Fashion students celebrate 70th anniversary

By Olivia Whaley

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Ffion Piper (Left) helped to organise the event.

Third year Contour Fashion students at De Montfort University took to the catwalk this Friday to celebrate the courses’ 70th birthday.

The course, which was established back in 1947, is the oldest and most successful degree in intimate apparel making it well known in the industry.

In honour of their course, third year students showcased their hard work over the past two years at a catwalk show in All Saints Church on Highcross Street.

Course representative, Ffion Piper, 24, helped to organise the show, she said: “The anniversary of the course means there will be many more exciting things to come. Improvements and increased support from the industry means the course is constantly developing and becoming more progressive.”

The course has seen many graduates enter top jobs over the years including into international companies such as Victoria’s Secret USA, Calvin Klein, John Lewis and Asos.

Ffion added how she is ‘excited to be graduating on the 70th anniversary’ as she believes that ‘the course has become so much more fashion forward in the last ten years.’

Catwalk model and student, Charley Chiddle said: “I really enjoy taking part in these catwalk shows as it is a way of showing how much we have achieved in a relatively short time. I think it was a great way to show our gratitude towards our tutors and celebrate the success of the course over the years.”

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Charley Chiddle models her own design.

Friday’s show raised just under £500 and the students will donate £200 of the money to All Saints Church to help with the upkeep of the building and to thank them for letting the students use it as a venue.

The remaining money raised is to be added to the ‘Third Year Promo Fund’, which is a fund to pay for photographers and models to help make the student’s portfolio up to industry standard.

This catwalk is just one of many that the students have organised throughout their university degree.

Ffion added: “These catwalks mean we are able to put together everything we have learnt in the first and second year. It creates a challenge for us and helps to push our boundaries.”

During their second year showcase, subject leader Gillian Proctor told The Demon Magazine that she was ‘delighted with the standard of creativity and innovation’, adding that she ‘hopes for exciting things to come in 2017.’

Fancy a cuppa for a cause? DMU Islamic Society sets up tea stall fundraiser

by Nathan Rodrigues

Calling all DMU students! Are you feeling hungry or just desperate for a drink? Then look no further than the food and drink stall organised by the university’s own Islamic Society.

The stall, which is selling hot teas as well as chocolates, cakes, doughnuts and samosas, will be open until 4pm today and even though the stall is based primarily in Hawthorn Square, they are also going around the campus and other DMU buildings to sell their snacks so make sure you look out for them.

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DMU Islamic Society food stall in Hawthorn Square

The society is participating in Charity Week and all the money raised will be going towards Islamic Relief, to support needy children and refugees in Syria, Bangladesh, Gaza and Europe.

Fahim Razmandeh, 20, who is Vice President of the Islamic Society, believes that their charity work like their stall underpins the Islamic religious values of caring and supporting others, but everyone should be active in making a difference.

Fahim said: “In terms of supporting our events and visiting our stall today, it should be human nature to show kindness and compassion, especially when we see refugees drowning in trying to move for a better life.

“They are our brothers and sisters, dying and suffering so we have to act now to improve their healthcare, education and shelter.”

The food and drink stall is just one of various events that Islamic Society has organised for this week, and in the last few days has raised money through bucket collections, a movie night and cake auction.

The society has participated in Charity Week for a number of years and has gone head to head with other Islamic university societies and centres, but last year came second in the East Midlands area to Keele university.

However, Fahim said the society ‘made a few changes’ this year in introducing new events both taking place this Friday, which includes a FIFA tournament and bucket collections in mosques in Leicester.

He said: “As we just fell short last year, we thought of new events and we are fully confident of beating last year’s target.

“Regarding whether we do well against the other Islamic centres and groups, we will just have to wait and see.”

For more information about their stall and upcoming events organised by DMU Islamic Society, you can follow the society via: https://twitter.com/dmuisoc