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September 20, 2020
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers feels he needs to regain the trust of the club’s fans this season after a poor 2014-15 that concluded with what he has described as his “worst day in football”. A year on from finishing second in the Barclays Premier League, the Reds’ follow-up campaign ended in May with them out of the Champions League places in a disappointing sixth position and suffering the humiliation of a 6-1 final-day defeat at Stoke. Liverpool are back at the Britannia Stadium taking on the Potters again on Sunday to open their 2015-16 season. And Rodgers – who has been in his job since 2012 – said at his pre-match press conference: “I need to gain the supporters’ trust again. “It has been an absolute privilege to manage this club and have the supporters behind us. “But of course, you have to do well to earn that, and I know I need to earn that again.” Rodgers agreed with the suggestion he and his players ”owe the fans a result” after the 6-1 thrashing and admits, with at least a fourth-placed finish the aim this season, they are under pressure to deliver – although he stressed that has always been the case since his appointment three years ago. And when asked if he had feared he might be sacked after the Stoke defeat, the Northern Irishman said: “You never take your position here for granted and you certainly can never be complacent. “In my second season here, we nearly won the league – you judge me on that, then maybe I deserve a bit more time. If you judge me on us being on the top five or so for budget, and we finish sixth, then maybe it might be different. “But the owners have always put a big trust in me from the first day I came in here and I have confidence in how I work.” Regarding end-of-season talks held with the club’s owners, he added: “There were things we needed to look at and discuss on how we can become better. Press Association “They have always felt I was the guy to be here and reassured me of that, so that gives me great confidence going ahead.” Rodgers has stressed lessons have been learned from the “unacceptable” previous outing at Stoke, and described Sunday’s rematch as the ”perfect” opening fixture for the Liverpool’s season. “I aim to never ever have anything like that again in my career,” Rodgers said of the defeat in May. “That was my worst day in football, by a long way. “But there were great lessons learned from that. The supporters were rightly absolutely devastated and we are determined to put things right. ”When the fixture came out (Sunday’s game), I felt we couldn’t have had a better one to be honest. ”I think lots of people looked at it wondering whether we would have been better going back later, but for me it was the perfect fixture. ”The reaction (to the loss in May) over the course of the summer has been terrific and it gives us real motivation now to start the season well.” Liverpool have lost the likes of Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling this summer, but seven new signings have been brought in and among them, there is certainly a weight of expectation on the shoulders of striker Christian Benteke, bought from Aston Villa for £32.5million. Benteke has rejected suggestions from Villa boss Tim Sherwood that he is not suited to his new club’s style because he primarily feeds off crosses. And Rodgers has backed Benteke up, saying: ”I think he is the type of player who fits perfectly for us. ”I have seen him close hand, and for me, he can play in any type of game. ”He can play the power game, the strength game, but what I think will surprise a lot of people is the quality of his football – his clever movement, his link-up play and the different types of goals he scores with his feet. He is going to be a huge player for us.”
August 28, 2020
Ghana legend Mohammed Polo does not expects Black Stars returning trio to get starting roles in Friday’s World Cup group decider against Zambia.Chelsea ace Michael Essien, Schalke 04 new recruit Kevin-Prince Boateng and Marseille star Andre Ayew have arrived in the West African country for the big showdown.Their return to the team is expected to give head trainer Kwesi Appiah a major selection headache ahead of the hugely-anticipated clash in the country’s second largest city of Kumasi.Coach Appiah faces a tricky decision before he finalizes his squad for the game following the availability of many key players.The job of the ex-Ghana captain has been made even more difficult by the fact that most of the experienced and top-notch players have hit top form ahead of the fixture against the Chipolopolo.But the ex-Hearts of Oak great has advised the Ghanaian trainer to leave the three experienced players on the bench. “It’s not a done deal for them. He should not fix them from the start. If I was in Kwesi Appiah’s shoes, I will let the three players start from the bench,” Polo told Asempa FM“He has his team already. It’s not proper how they have given the coach problems.“Now that they are back, do they expect him to start them? I don’t think so.“It’s not proper. He should stick to the core of his team. Those who have been involved in this qualifier should be given priority.“Essien, Kelvin and Andre can come in at some point in the second half. But in mycandid opinion, the coach should not start them.”Essien has missed almost all of Ghana’s games since the 2010 World Cup through a combination of serious knee injuries and a sabbatical. As a result, he was absent from the last three major tournaments for his country: the World Cup in 2010 and the 2012 and 2013 African Cups.Boateng retired from internationals in 2011 but the AC Milan midfielder said in a letter to the Ghana Football Association last week that he was now available again with the World Cup in Brazil less than a year away.Marseille winger Ayew also was named again in coach Kwesi Appiah’s 26-man squad after being left out for this year’s African Cup in January and February because he didn’t arrive at a training camp in time and then made himself unavailable.He and his brother, striker Jordan, have also announced their return from self-imposed exiles, although Jordan was not included in this squad.
January 12, 2020
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Sunday morning charged the Bishop and congregation of the Smith Memorial Congregational Church to reclaim its position as a beacon of hope for communities across Guyana.The Minister of State, who was at the time addressing congregants at the Church’s 175th anniversary service, reminded that the Church has a role to play in the areas of social, community and economic development as it once did during the period of slavery and at the time of emancipation.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon shares a light moment with Reverend Oslyn Small of the Smith Memorial Congregational Church during the church’s 175th anniversary service on Sunday“The Church should return to its role as a social leader. It is a credible organisation in this community. It should utilise this public trust to solve social problems – such as domestic violence, drug abuse, poverty, teenage pregnancy and school absenteeism. Smith Memorial Congregational Church, in the Congregational tradition of service, should become a beacon of hope for its communities once again,” he stated.Minister Harmon noted that congregationalism and service to communities were inseparable and the bonds between church and communities should, therefore, be reinforced.Congregationalism, he stated, came to Guyana 210 years ago as part of the work of the London Missionary Society to minister almost exclusively to Africans. It became a beacon of hope in desperate and despondent times as Congregationalists supported Africans in their struggles, both during and after enslavement.Churches, he added, became community centres and classrooms. They were part of the social architecture of their communities supporting the four pillars – faith, family, farm, and the school.Congregationalism mentored local leaders, demonstrating the ability of locals to manage their own affairs, he added.Guyana, the Minister said, owes a debt of gratitude to the Congregational Church as it pioneered education before and after Emancipation, supported community development and provided assistance to those in need. As such, he said that the Church should deepen its involvement and integration in the community. It should work in, for and with the community to provide opportunities, especially for the young people, he declared.Meanwhile, Pastor Loris Heywood, who delivered the sermon, echoed similar sentiments as he urged the congregation to learn from its history and work to create a bright future for the lives it would touch through its ministry.The religious institution was opened on November 24, 1843 as a tribute to the work and suffering of the late Reverend John Smith, who was sentenced to death. Smith, a London Missionary Society Minister, died by hanging for the role he allegedly played in the notorious East Coast Demerara Slave Insurrection in 1823.He was referred to as the “Demerara Martyr” as a result of the circumstances surrounding his death.
September 16, 2019
OLYMPIA — Three members of Washington state’s 12-member congressional delegation have promised to give up their pay during the federal government shutdown that began Tuesday.Reps. Derek Kilmer and Suzan DelBene, both Democrats, and Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, have all confirmed that they will forgo their salary for the duration of the shutdown. Members of the House and Senate make $174,000 a year, and some in leadership roles make more.While the three will automatically be paid during the time, they will return the amount equitable to their salary to the U.S. Department of Treasury. Since March, DelBene has already been returning 8.2 percent of her salary each month to Treasury in response to across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration, that were done earlier this year.Kilmer and DelBene announced their decision on Twitter, and a spokeswoman for the House Republican Conference confirmed McMorris Rodgers’ stand by email.In a statement issued on Monday, Kilmer said that he believed “in leading by example.”“If Congress can’t get its act together to stop a government shutdown, then I don’t believe Members of Congress should be paid,” he wrote.Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler will donate 100 percent of her salary to a charity in her district until Congress “gets the government back up and running,” said her spokesman, Casey Bowman.