Brendan Rodgers targeting Arsenal or Chelsea job, claims ex-Celtic star Kris Commons

first_imgRodgers controversially left Celtic before the end of the season (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think he proved that at Liverpool and he proved that at Celtic.‘It wasn’t so long ago he was linked with the Arsenal job, and I think that’s the sort of thing that Brendan wants.‘He wants to be winning titles.‘Whether this is a stepping stone, a couple-year job, [before] he looks at the likes of Arsenal, or maybe a Chelsea – I think that’s more in Rodgers’ mind right now.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Brendan Rodgers targeting Arsenal or Chelsea job, claims ex-Celtic star Kris Commons Brendan Rodgers has become Leicester City’s new manager (Getty Images)Brendan Rodgers will have plans to manage Arsenal or Chelsea in the next few years, according to former Celtic star Kris Commons.Rodgers has made the surprise move to ditch Celtic before the end of the season and has replaced Claude Puel as manager of Leicester City.Rodgers, who came close to winning the Premier League title with Liverpool, has been linked with several Premier League jobs during his time in Scotland.And Commons believes the 46-year-old has ambitions to move on to a more high-profile club than Leicester City.‘Leicester have got a top coach – a proven manager – but I think Brendan’s better than Leicester,’ Commons told Sky Sports. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Feb 2019 2:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

Global Maritime Designs Mooring for Wavepiston WEC

first_imgGlobal Maritime has recently secured the design and engineering of mooring and riser components for Wavepiston wave energy converter (WEC) that is planned to be tested at the PLOCAN test site in the Canary Islands.The Wavepiston project, Competitive Wave Energy to Islands, has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation – SME Instrument programme.“Currently, we are one of the partners to the Horizon 2020 project OPERA which has been running since 2016 and will come to a conclusion in July 2019. Our role in OPERA has been to provide marine advisory and numerical validation of the mooring system,” Global Maritime said through social media.Between 2010 and 2018 the company worked with Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) to provide mooring design, marine operations and mooring procurement for three separate WECs.The PB150 was installed in the Moray firth test site, PB40 at the New Jersey test site, and the PB3 unit is designed for deployment at the Amelia B platform in the Adriatic Sea.last_img read more

Protecting Religious Liberty in the Marriage Debate

first_imgRyan Anderson – Heritage.org 19 Sep 2013Bipartisan legislation was introduced today in the House of Representatives that would prevent the federal government from discriminating against citizens and organizations who believe that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.The Marriage and Religious Freedom Act (H.R. 3133) was introduced by Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID) and over 60 other original co-sponsors from both political parties.The bill is an important step for conscience protection. Government policy should respect those who stand for marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Even in jurisdictions that have redefined marriage, those who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman should be free to live in accord with their moral and religious convictions.But in a growing number of incidents, government has not left these Americans free. Last month, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a photographer’s right to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony–even though doing so would violate the photographer’s deeply held religious beliefs as a Christian.Christian adoption and foster care agencies have been forced to stop providing those services because they object to placing children in same-sex households. Other cases include a baker, a florist, a bed-and-breakfast, a t-shirt company, a student counselor, the Salvation Army, and more.California’s legislature was poised to pass a bill that would have stripped tax-exempt status from groups such as the Boy Scouts because of policies on sexual orientation. Though it had passed the state Senate, 27-9, the bill was tabled in early September after criticism from surprising quarters–including the liberal Los Angeles Times.http://blog.heritage.org/2013/09/19/protecting-religious-liberty-in-the-marriage-debate/?utm_source=RTA+Labrador&utm_campaign=winstorg&utm_medium=emaillast_img read more

Today’s Cannabis Linked To Violence – New Study

first_imgSayNopeToDope NZ Media Release 8 June 2020A large study just published by a team from Montreal University in Canada has found that people who regularly smoke cannabis are almost three times more likely to commit a violent offence as those who abstain from the drug.The paper entitled “Association Between the Use of Cannabis and Physical Violence in Youths: A Meta-Analytical Investigation” and published in the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) American Journal of Psychiatry did a meta-analysis of 30 studies which covered 296,815 people up to the age of 30.The study found that over time, prolonged cannabis use profoundly alters the brain, making the user less able to control their temper, and that addicts may also suffer from withdrawal symptoms, making them irritable and prone to lashing out. Psychiatrist Professor Sir Robin Murray, a world-leading expert on the neurological impact of the drug, was quoted in the media saying that the link between cannabis use and violence was a ‘neglected area’.The researchers say that while ‘the [scientific] literature has shown that cannabis use may lead to violent behaviours and aggression; however, this association has been inconsistent’ – with some studies showing a relationship and others not – their meta-analysis found users were more than twice as likely (2.15 times) to have committed a violent offence as non-users. Among ‘persistent heavy users’, the risk of violence was 2.81 times higher.This follows a study published just last month in the journal JAMA Psychiatry which found that the use of high-potency cannabis was associated with a significant increase in the frequency of cannabis use, likelihood of cannabis problems, and likelihood of anxiety disorder. In addition, high-potency weed users are more likely to use weed at least once a week, twice as likely to have used illicit drugs within the past 12 months, and more than three times as likely to be tobacco smokers. Significantly, the study defined high potency as “typically ≥10% THC”. According to the proposed New Zealand legislation, THC levels (the psychoactive chemical in cannabis) are initially set at 15% THC for smoking.“This latest study simply reinforces what we already know. Today’s cannabis is a significantly harder more potent drug causing greater harms than the pot of the 90’s or earlier. The use of cannabis is associated with increased risks of a number of adverse outcomes including educational delay, welfare dependence, increased risks of psychotic symptoms, major depression, increased risks of motor vehicle accidents, increased risks of tobacco use, increased risks of other illicit drug use, and respiratory impairment,” says spokesperson Aaron Ironside.“At a time when New Zealand’s mental health system is bursting at the seams, why would we go and legitimise a mind-altering product which will simply add to social harm?”ENDSlast_img read more

Guardiola confirms Bayern Munich departure

first_imgHe’ll be replaced as coach of the Bundesliga club by Carlo Ancelotti.Guardiola, 44, has been linked with Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.The former Barcelona boss has won two league titles and the German Cup since joining Bayern in summer 2013.last_img