The Uruguay international took the armband for Sunday’s 5-0 win at Tottenham in the absence of the injured Steven Gerrard and with vice-captain Daniel Agger on the bench. Some questioned whether a player who in nearly three years at the club has had lengthy suspensions for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra (seven games) and biting Branislav Ivanovic (10 games), and had tried to force a move away in the summer was deserving of such an honour, especially at a club which had such proud traditions and some exemplary leaders. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes even Luis Suarez, with his controversial history at the club, deserves a shot at redemption and he had no qualms about naming him as stand-in captain. “I know him well enough and speak with him enough to think he is a great player, a good man and in Stevie’s absence and with Daniel not being in the team I couldn’t think of anyone better to lead the team than Luis Suarez.” Rodgers added: “I think it is part of nature that you mature and the ban hit him really hard last time. “I’ve got to know him as a human being and I know a lot of things written and said about him couldn’t be further from the truth. “He is a really humble man, he just has this unique desire to win games. If you judge him on his football he is up there with the world’s best. “As a human being he’s had his difficult moments and we’ve had our difficult moments with him, but he is a great guy and is really coming to the fore in this period. “He is not only a top player he is one of the pillars of the group. He is maturing, accepting the role and responsibility I’ve given him here. “We are a young side with an average age probably the lowest for a number of years and he has taken on that mantle in order to help and support those young players while having that X-factor to his game.” Suarez is set to lead out Liverpool at Anfield against Cardiff on Saturday. It is a ground where he has scored 12 times in his five appearances this season, goals which have propelled Liverpool not only into the running for Champions League qualification but also title contention as they sit just two points behind Arsenal. Returning to Europe’s elite club competition is likely to be the minimum requirement to keep Suarez at the club. Liverpool have opened preliminary talks over a new, lucrative deal but there is no chance anything would be signed before the club’s fate next season is confirmed. “Contractually with any players it is private so at the minute he is just focusing on his football and there is nothing to report on that (a new contract),” said the Reds boss. “We are just very much focused on improving our performance level and improving players and I think that will all take care of itself, I don’t think there is any rush at this moment in time. “Of course he is a player we want to keep here and build the team around in the coming years.” Gerrard, sidelined until next month with a hamstring injury, is making good progress in his recovery. “Steven is coming along very well, he is outside working and running,” said Rodgers. Bur Rodgers believes the 26-year-old has matured significantly since his most recent ban earlier this year and is keen to give Suarez a chance to make amends. His 17 goals in 11 games to be the leading Premier League goalscorer, firing the Reds into second place, has gone some way to doing that. And with the club desperate to keep the striker – managing director Ian Ayre flew to Barcelona this week to open talks over a new contract – Rodgers will hope any vote of confidence he can give will be reciprocated. “You have seen his performances and conduct,” he said. “Whenever you choose the captain for a team or a club you always analyse lots of things that happen on and off the field. “We all make mistakes and you would hate to think he would be punished for a lifetime because of that. “This is a guy who has made a mistake and what he has shown is he is a learner in response to that. “The award from the supporters (Suarez was voted player of the year by the Football Supporters’ Federation on Sunday), not just those here at Liverpool but throughout the nation who picked him as a top player, in itself, is great redemption for what has happened in the past. Press Association
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Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Nisqually Land TrustThe Nisqually Land Trust is hosting a Nature Walk at its historic Van Eaton Property, along the Mashel River near Eatonville on Saturday, July 13th, from 1 – 3 p.m.The one-mile, moderate walk will be led by Land Trust staff through scenic Douglas fir forest to the former Van Eaton homestead on the banks of the Mashel, now the site of important salmon-recovery efforts led by the Land Trust and the Nisqually Indian Tribe.The Mashel is the largest salmon-producing tributary to the Nisqually River and was once one of the major steelhead-trout rivers in the Pacific Northwest. Even today, longtime Eatonville residents talk of steelhead runs so dense “you couldn’t see the river bottom.”But runs of both steelhead and Chinook salmon have declined dramatically over the past forty years, and both are now listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Participants will learn more about restoration of the Mashel and the importance of the Van Eaton property for the future of our threatened salmon.Space is limited and registration is free but required. Contact the Nisqually Land Trust at 360-489-3400 or [email protected] for more information and to register.
Is your business doing well and you feel you can do with an extra pair of hands?Well, the Donegal Daily jobs section has the power to put dozens of CVs into your inbox in just a matter of hours.The days of people printing their CVs before finding an envelope, buying a stamp and eventually putting it in a postbox are well and truly over. And more and more businesses now realise that if you have a job in Donegal or the North-West that needs filling then Donegal Daily has a huge daily readership of people ready to fill them.Our figures don’t lie.Donegal Daily is the largest news website in the county and has been an incredible success since its inception in 2010.With over 100,000 readers daily, we offer unrivalled coverage in Donegal and allow you the opportunity to put your company in the hands and homes of your customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With over 350,000 unique users a month and over 90,000 people on Facebook, there has never been a better time to get your message out there.Dozens of well-known local and national businesses have used us to find their perfect employee.They include RTE, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Tobin’s Garage, Inishowen Motors, The Shandon Hotel, Britton’s Pharmacy, Lottie Dolls, the HSE, Hillcrest Nursing Home, Get Fresh, Clonleigh Co-Op, Kelsius, McGettigans Hotels, Doherty’s Costcutter, the Glencar Inn, Spar, Aurivo, Whoriskey’s Eurospar in Ramelton, Sharkey Waste, Magee’s Pharmacy, Cyber Risk Aware, Wers Waste, Cherrymore Kitchens, Lough Derg, Local Link, Nomadic, Donegal Tile Centre and Rossview Interiors, Fastway Couriers, McMullin Associates Architects, JC Engineering, Glebe Builders, RAP, Divers Hyundai, MH Associates, McMenamin Engineering and Mantis Cranes, Kees Hotel, Total Splicing Solutions.We could go on and on and that’s only a few of the many successful businesses who we have helped to find the perfect employee to allow them to expand their business as Donegal continues to be the best place to live in Ireland.The only complaint we seem to get from employers is for us to take their adverts down because they easily filled the position thanks to us and yet they continue to get calls! We cater for all types of business and companies and there’s something for everyone big or small, that’s the beauty of online, we can cater for your needs and come up with a plan that puts you in the driving seat.More and more businesses are seeing the benefit of using our site, contact us today to see what we can do for you and your business.You can see our most recent listings here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/category/jobs/To find out how simple it is to advertise your position on Donegal Daily, simply contact: Email: [email protected]’s hundreds of reason why Donegal Daily will fill your vacant jobs in just hours! was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:CV’sDonegal DailyjobsVacancies
South Africa is a diverse country, yet most of its people see themselves as South African first, according to Brand South Africa’s latest Domestic Perceptions Research. They also view themselves in a positive light and believe that media is a little too critical about the nation.During the past week Brand South Africa received results from the Domestic Perceptions Research study. This concludes two rounds of fieldwork conducted in the 2015/16 financial year. The research results of the two rounds, consolidated in one report, renders some interesting information about the perceptions South Africans have of the brand, and their outlook for the future.This research update merely reflects on a few issues pertaining to self-description, pride, media consumption and perceptions of how the media reports on issues in the domestic environment. More updates on findings from the domestic research to follow.Self-description labelsBeing a South African is a very important element of individual and national identity.In terms of nationality responses to the survey indicate – “I’m a South African” is the primary descriptive label amongst citizens.Unlike perceptions created through mediated debate, South Africans are extremely proud of the country:Over 80% of South African citizens claim that they are extremely proud to be South African. Citizens are inclined to recommend South Africa across the board, with higher affinity to travel to and live in. The box below indicates, by race, the predominant categories of self-description respondents identify with.From this it is clear that all races identify themselves as South African first, with religion and race in second place, and culture and gender typically third and fourth choices.In order to get more insight on how South Africans describe themselves, an open ended question asked respondents, in five words, to describe themselves, from this it emerges that:People describe themselves in a positive light, focusing on character & personality traits like “loving”, “friendly”, “hardworking”, “respectful” and “honest”.Coincidentally, these self-descriptions match findings from, for example, the Nation Brand Index, and City Brand Index that shows international respondents also describe South Africans as hardworking, open, and friendly people. The images below capture the most common words respondents used to describe themselves.The above self-descriptions can help when speaking about the culture, values, and self-perception of South African people.Media consumption & perceptionsSome general findings from the survey indicate that:It’s top priority among citizens to constantly be informed about happenings in their community and country, as well as supporting local businesses – however when it comes to effort based activities it is deemed as less important.Citizens want easy accessible information provided to them; being most directly influenced by family, friends/ colleagues, followed by mainstream media sources like TV & News radio broadcasts.Having trusted advocates in society that people can learn from and understand – will give more positive outlook about what’s going on in SAThere is consensus that the media portrays more negative than positive information and stories about South Africa. The box below indicates that 62% of respondents think the SA media is too negative about the country.In order to understand the extent to which South Africans trust sources of information, respondents are asked to rate the sources as outlined below.Family, friends & colleagues; TV news; and Radio news are the top three trusted sources of information. Online social networking and related sources of information are the least trusted of all possible sources.Other media consumption factors92% of all respondents own a cell phone;30% of respondents use a laptop;9% of respondents use a tablet.Radio and TelevisionJust over half of the population listen to radio every day with Metro FM, Lesedi FM, and uMhlobo Wenene FM being the most popular radio stations;In terms of television – Movie channels, SABC channels, and Religious channels are the most watched;Documentary and News channels draw about 28% of respondents.Print mediaA quarter of the population read newspapers every day;The Daily Sun is the most read newspaper (34% of respondents read this paper);Other commonly read papers include: Isolezwe (8%); Sunday Times (5%); Beeld (4%); Son (4%); Sowetan (4%); The Citizen (3%).
Last week marked the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall reflected on the event that effectively ended World War II, and the lasting effects it has had on society today.“It is desperately important that we remember our human crimes during this, the 70th anniversary of these bombings,” she wrote. “That we reflect with sadness, and feel shame for the suffering that was inflicted on hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. That we make a vow to do anything we can to prevent such a horror from ever happening again, and that we educate the young so that they understand why this is so important.“We should think also of those who were injured, exposed to radiation, affected by cancers as a result of all the tests that were carried out to develop these weapons, especially those tests that took place on the Marshall Islands.Let us be joined, in our prayers and thoughts, as we urge the leaders of all nations to pledge that they will never, in any circumstance, authorise the deployment of nuclear bombs.”To read Jane Goodall’s full post, visit JaneGoodall.org.