The Czech Republic legend Antonin Panenka, has officially named Spaniard Sergio Ramos as the best impersonator for his famous penalty kick.In the football vernacular, pretty much everybody knows what a Panenka penalty is and it appears that Sergio Ramos is the one who has the style locked down perfectly.The Czech Republic’s former footballer Antonin Panenka, made this style of shooting penalties famous around the world during the 1976 European Championship when his National Team faced Germany in the final and shocked the world by winning the competition with this penalty from Panenka.The special feature about this style of penalty, is the way in which the taker fools the goalkeeper with a soft dink of the ball that seems to stop time for a few fractions of a second.Right after scoring the winning penalty against legendary goalkeeper Sepp Meier, Antonin Panenka never imagined the influence that this career-defining moment had in world football for the rest of eternity.Today, every time a player scores a penalty like this, the shot gets recognized as a ‘Panenka’ attempt and this is one of the reasons why the Czech legend feels so honored every time this happens.There have been many players like Andrea Pirlo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, even Ronaldinho.All of them have scored a ‘Panenka’ penalty throughout their careers, but the man himself has just named the player he thinks does this trick best.Antonín Panenka en @Goal_en_espanol: “@SergioRamos es el que mejor tira los penalties a lo Panenka. Me encanta”. Aquí, mi entrevista 👇🏻https://t.co/RfHilpQK9B— Alberto Piñero (@pineroalberto) November 9, 2018“I love how Sergio Ramos does it. I think that he has done several more times, I remember him doing it at the 2012 European Championship actually,” said Panenka to Goal.“I do think that he can be my best ‘impersonator’, the one who takes the best Panenka penalties out there.”“The most impressive part is that he has already done it several times and the people know he can do it again, and yet he still manages to pull it off. It’s a work of genius.”“I love Spanish football. Even when there are not many goals scored, I always find interesting things when I’m watching a match from La Liga. There is always a great pass, an exquisite ball control technique…”Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I was very close to playing in Spain. Real Murcia actually wanted to sign me one time, but the negotiations didn’t go through in the end.”“I had actually practiced that penalty for two years prior to the European Championship in 1976. I just realized that pretty much all goalkeepers chose to go to one side or the other, which made me decide to kick the ball to the center.”“After every training session, I used to compete with our goalkeeper Hruska from the spot. This goalie was very good, which meant that I was always losing bets against him.”“I lost all kinds of things when I wagered with him, money, chocolate bars, etc. The moment I started winning was when I decided to kick the ball like that, suddenly I started winning more and more often.”“My problem was that I also started gaining weight after so many chocolate bars I won. If I had failed that penalty, maybe I would already have over 40 years of experience in the chocolate factory,” he added.Antonin Panenka is one of those players who go through a very strange process, one in which something that he did during his career became a norm for every single footballer after him.Having a signature penalty kick style in your name, is perhaps one of the greatest honors that any athlete can ever have and Panenka knows how lucky he is for that.But we have to disagree on his pick for the best Panenka impersonator out there, although Sergio Ramos does it very well but there are other players who have done it better.The biggest example that comes to mind is Francesco Totti, the Italian did it with his national team back in the 2000 European Championship and redefined the technique.Antonin Panenka: “Me encanta cuando Sergio Ramos tira un penal a mi estilo. Diría que es mi mejor imitador, nadie los ha podido ejecutar mejor que él.” pic.twitter.com/EE0vbgigFo— Mundialistas (@Mundialistas) November 10, 2018But tell us, which player do you think is the best Panenka impersonator out there? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton is happy to be back from a lengthy layoff and ready to fight for his place in Brendan Rodgers’ side.Nir Bitton underwent surgery for a knee injury in February last year and has been on the treatment table since then.After months of intense rehabilitation, the Israeli midfielder returned to training this week and wants to help Celtic win a domestic triple-treble this season.“It’s tough staying positive, especially when you get a long-term injury,” Bitton told Sky Sports.“Sometimes people don’t understand, sometimes people take the simple things in life for granted.Johnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“It was only after getting this injury that I realized I need to appreciate every single minute on the training pitch, every single minute on the pitch, because in one moment you can lose everything, and you can do nothing about it.“From here, I’ll put the injury behind me, and my main focus is to get back to full fitness now, have a good time in Dubai with the team, to get back into shape, get some thorough training sessions in.“After the winter break, I’ll keep pushing, keep training hard, and hopefully I’ll get some game time, and hopefully we’ll win some more trophies this season.”
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has hinted at returning to football after taking a break for his “mental health state”.Griffiths has taken a break from football for close to a month to seek professional help for personal issues and has dropped a major hint that he’ll soon return to play for Celtic.According to Sky Sports, the 28-year-old posted a message on social media announcing his imminent comeback.“Not long before I’m back doing all this!” he wrote on Twitter while retweeting a message from a Celtic fan with clips of him lifting trophies and scoring goals for both Celtic and Scotland.Last Sunday, he corrected the record by stating the reason for his break, saying: “Despite what has been written about me, rumored or said to you from afar, I just want to settle one thing and to make it clear once and for all,”Johnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“I am off work due to my mental health state. Not gambling, drugs, or any other issue that has been written about me since December.”“I’m putting this out there now because family and friends are being asked questions and they’ve been told to say nothing,” he explained.“But I’ll not be silenced, especially by newspapers and idiots who can write tweets and make up stories and it grows arms and legs due to people’s sad and pathetic lives.”
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A water line broke Wednesday morning in a hilly neighborhood on the border of San Diego and National City, flooding several nearby homes and opening a large sink hole that partially swallowed a pickup truck.The pipe ruptured in the 4500 block of Delta Street, just west of Interstate 805, where San Diego’s Mountain View neighborhood meets National City. Delta Street was still closed around 7 this morning, roughly an hour after the water line first broke.A pickup truck was partially swallowed by the sinkhole, footage from several news crews showed. The hood of the truck was under what looked like several feet of water, with the bed jutting out.The break happened near the top of a hill and flooded several nearby homes. Just after 7 a.m., city crews appeared to have stopped the flow of water from the broken line. Updated: 5:06 PM Ed Lenderman, January 17, 2018 Water line break in National City causes massive sinkhole, floods several homes Ed Lenderman Posted: January 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Posted: February 4, 2019 February 4, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo Building Industry Leader gives San Diego an “F” grade for new housing 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County’s housing shortage is getting worse. When it comes to building new homes and apartments, one industry expert said the region should receive an “F” grade.Borre Winckel, the President and CEO of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County said it’s clear that we are not even close to meeting the region’s goals for housing production.According to new numbers released by the California Department of Housing and Community Development and the San Diego Association of Governments, which is also known as SANDAG, the City of San Diego and the San Diego region issued fewer building permits in 2018 than the year before. The decline continues the trend of slowing permit activity.To meet the ten year housing production goal of 161,980 units between 2010 and 2020, the region would need to build 14,725 new units each year.Winckel said at this point, we have only been building 7,700 new units annually which is equal to about half of the regional goal. “We have completely blown the goal. We’ve only built 43% of the housing units that we were supposed to deliver by this time,” Winckel said.The head of the building industry group blames state regulations, including new environmental rules, for driving up the costs of construction and deterring new building and development. “What we need is a massive deregulation effort statewide.” As one example of what he calls costly regulation, Winckel pointed to a new state mandate in 2020 for solar panels on new construction. He cited another rule that is supposed to spur development near public transit corridors. Winckel said a requirement called the VMT, vehicle miles traveled, adds more fees and costs for developers who don’t build in areas close to public transit.Winckel said he is certain the current housing deficit is only going to get worse. He said the biggest losers will be middle income households, because excessive regulations and fees make it too expensive to build housing for middle class families. “Economically, it doesn’t pencil out to produce middle income housing because these regulations cost too much. The next target wants to have 19,000 housing units built every year though 2019. It’s impossible,” Winckel said. Sasha Foo,
WISHH Consultant, Dr. Sergio Serna, gives instruction to local bakers on the inclusion of U.S. soy products in baked goods.Last week, the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program hosted a baking seminar in El Salvador with one of the largest flour mills in the country.The seminar provided 20 representatives from commercial bakeries in the country a better understanding about the functional properties of soy and the use of soy ingredients in baking applications. As a result of the seminar, two of the largest bakeries in the country will be conducting follow-on trials with U.S. soy flour.Dr. Sergio Serna lead the seminar focused on the inclusion of soy ingredients in baked goods. Key commercial clients of the flour mill attended the hands-on seminar where they prepared a variety of breads enriched with defatted soy flour. This seminar was requested by executives at the flour mill as a follow up from a previous seminar hosted by ASA/WISHH earlier this year.
Three Vancouver-area high schools have cracked Newsweek magazine’s annual listing of top U.S. high schools, released Sunday.The list of just more than 1,600 schools represents about 6 percent of the nation’s roughly 27,000 high schools.o Union High School, in the Evergreen district, placed eighth among 32 Washington state schools listed and is No. 572 overall.o Next is Mountain View High School, another Evergreen school, ranked 11th and 680th, respectively.o Columbia River High School, in the Vancouver district, is rated 32nd in the state and No. 1,573 overall.Newsweek’s list is the creation of Jay Mathews, education reporter for the Washington Post newspaper, who first ranked high schools in 1998.Mathews is a staunch advocate of more rigorous, college-level Advanced Placement courses and the year-end exams that can earn students who pass them college credits.He calculates each school’s “Challenge Index” by dividing total number of AP exams taken (or International Baccalaureate exams, for schools such as Columbia River) by the number of graduating seniors that spring.His annual list includes all schools with an index ratio of 1.0 or above: That’s at least one exam taken (by any student at that school) for each graduating senior.The 2010 list of “America’s Best High Schools” is actually based on May 2009 data.That’s when Union High students took 643 AP tests, while 12th grade enrollment stood at about 296 — for an index of 2.172.Mountain View scored 2.0 (based on 650 exams taken); and Columbia River, 1.041.Mathews counts exams taken, rather than those with passing scores (3 or above on the AP scale of 1-5, for example), in the belief that students who take an AP/IB course and the exam benefit from the academic challenge, whatever the test result.The exam attempts are valuable “because they give average students a chance to experience the trauma of heavy college reading lists and long, analytical college examinations,” Mathews writes.
Clark County has received a $1.48 million grant to serve children emotionally affected by methamphetamine-abusing parents.The grant, provided by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will pay for services for children whose parents are in Clark County Superior Court’s Family Treatment Court.In an October specialty courts newsletter, Bradley Finegood, Superior Court’s therapeutic courts coordinator, called the grant innovative and said it will cover psychological testing of children and parenting classes for their drug-abusing parents.The grant, one of three awarded to the county’s therapeutic courts in the past month, comes when money is especially tight. Clark County Commissioners announced this year that 20 percent of the “meth tax” has to be cut from the $5.8 million earmarked for treatment programs in the 2011-12 budget.But it’s been nothing but good news for therapeutic courts since last month. Clark County District Court received a $350,000, three-year grant to launch a court for military veterans charged with misdemeanor crimes. And Superior Court’s juvenile recovery court received a $900,000 grant for substance abuse treatment and evaluation.Cleve Thompson, the county’s drug and alcohol program manager, said the grants allow the programs to serve a burgeoning number of drug-affected families at a cash-strapped time.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a drive-by shooting that wounded a man early Tuesday in north Portland is apparently gang-related.A 23-year-old man got into an argument with the occupants of a car, and someone in the car fired multiple shots. Police say the victim was hit more than once but is expected to recover.Gang detectives are investigating.
House Speaker John A. Boehner will appear this month at a fundraising event for U.S. Rep Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas. Invitations are being sent out for a $2,500-per-person “roundtable discussion” with Boehner, R-Ohio, and Herrera Beutler at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Vancouver home of auto magnate Dick Hannah.There will be a 9 a.m. breakfast, which costs $500 per person.The invitation notes that contributions are limited to $5,000 per person or $10,000 per couple. Herrera Beutler will be up for re-election next year. The freshman congresswoman defeated Democrat Denny Heck last year to represent the 3rd District, which covers most of Southwest Washington.According to the Federal Elections Commission, between Jan. 1 and June 30 she raised $438,187 for her re-election campaign.She’s got a war chest, she’s got Boehner, but she doesn’t yet have an opponent.Democratic Party Chairman Dwight Pelz has said the party will recruit a strong candidate to run against Herrera Beutler in 2012. “I absolutely think she’s beatable,” he said this summer. Pelz doesn’t expect a candidate to enter the race until the commission that is redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative district boundaries completes its work at the end of this year.Because the fast-growing 3rd District must shrink in size, many observers expect it will lose heavily Democratic Thurston County, the seat of state government and home to many state employees, changing the 3rd from a swing district to one that leans Republican.Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt said Wednesday he’s still having conversations with people about the viability of having enough money to run a Congressional race. He said local Democrats are also trying to recruit what he called a “pure D” Democrat, as he describes himself as a moderate. As for the Sept. 24 breakfast, no other details were available Wednesday, at least not to a reporter who was not asking to buy a ticket.
Clark County’s labor market continued to improve slightly in November, adding 400 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis from October. Modest growth in most employment sectors increases the county’s year-over-year employment growth to 2,000 jobs, according to the Employment Security Department labor report released Wednesday.The county has added 2,000 jobs since November 2011, a 2 percent growth rate, regional economist Scott Bailey said in his report. But employment is still 5,700 jobs below its pre-recession peak, Bailey said. Without seasonal adjustments, employment was unchanged in the month at 130,800.There was seasonal hiring in retail sector, which added 600 jobs, slightly above average for this time of year. Those gains were offset by typical seasonal layoffs in construction and food processing, both down 400 jobs for the month.For all of 2012, industries showed modest employment gains. Manufacturing led with a 500-job increase. Only information services, which lost 100 jobs, and government, down 200 jobs, have retrenched throughout the year.The county’s October jobless rate was revised from a preliminary 8.2 percent up to 9.7 percent. Bailey predicted November’s preliminary 8.0 percent jobless rate, which does not take into account Clark County residents who work in Oregon and have filed claims there, will likely end up at about the 9.7 percent when a revised figure is released next month.
SEATTLE — A gunman barged onto a bus and shot the driver during rush hour in busy downtown Seattle on Monday, sparking a foot chase that ended when he ran onto another bus carrying about 15 people and was cut down when an officer fired through the windows, authorities said.The officers had to make a “life-and-death” decision about whether to shoot the suspect on the second bus, Seattle Assistant Police Chief Paul McDonagh said.“I believe they made the right choice,” he said.The wounded, 67-year-old driver was in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center, and the suspect was in critical condition, hospital spokeswoman Leila Gray said. Their names were not immediately released.Two officers and several passengers on the second bus suffered minor injuries. Bullet holes in the windows suggested they might have been hit by flying glass. None had been shot.Police were investigating what led to the shooting at a bus stop at Third Avenue and Union, just before 9 a.m. as rush hour was ending. A King County Metro bus with multiple bullet holes in its windshield and side window is seen in downtown Seattle after a bus driver was shot Monday.
WASHINGTON — Days after House Republicans unveiled a roadmap for an overhaul of the nation’s broken immigration system, one of its backers said legislation is unlikely to pass during this election year.Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said distrust of President Barack Obama runs so deep in the Republican caucus that he’s skeptical the GOP-led House would pass any immigration measure. He said a plan that puts security first could only pass if lawmakers believe the administration would enforce it — an unlikely prospect given Republicans’ deep opposition to Obama.“This isn’t a trust-but-verify, this is a verify-then-trust approach,” Ryan said.Last week, House Republicans announced their broad concerns for any immigration overhaul but emphasized they would tackle the challenge bill-by-bill. Immigration legislation is a dicey political question for the GOP. The party’s conservative base opposes any measure that would create a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living here illegally, but many in the party worry that failing to act could drive many voters to Democratic candidates. In 2012, Obama won re-election with the backing of 71 percent of Hispanic voters and 73 percent of Asian voters. The issue is important to both blocs.Republicans have preemptively been trying to blame the White House for immigration legislation’s failure, even before a House bill comes together. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said “there’s a lot of distrust of this administration in implanting the law.” And Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., last week warned that distrust of Obama would trump the desire to find a solution for the estimated 11 million people living in the United States illegally.“We just don’t think government will enforce the law anyway,” Rubio said, recounting conversations he’s had with fellow Republicans.House Republicans are pushing a piecemeal approach to immigration that puts a priority on security before considering a pathway for those here illegally to earn citizenship. That strategy runs counter to a comprehensive bill, passed through the Senate seven months ago with bipartisan support, that includes a long and difficult pathway to citizenship.
Vancouver “Idol” Daniel Seavey, 15, will continue his quest to become America’s next singing sensation.Seavey passed the scrutiny of “American Idol” judges in an episode that aired Thursday night on the Fox TV network.This week’s two episodes focused on “Hollywood Week,” where 218 contestants identified in the regional tryouts were brought together for the first time. Judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. are winnowing the field to the contestants who will appear on the weekly shows leading to the May finale.Next week’s episodes will show the last part of Hollywood Week, which ended with the judges picking the top 48 contestants. Those 48 contestants advanced to a new part of the competition, Idol Showcase, which was taped in December at the House of Blues in Hollywood. From there, 24 semifinalists will go to Motown Week, to be taped at the Fillmore Theater in Detroit, according to a website, on-camera-audiences.com, that is distributing the live audience tickets. This is the first time “American Idol” has taped in Detroit.From there, the finalists for the series of live shows, which begin March 12, will be identified.
Health insurance organisation Westfield Health is introducing sleep coaching sessions for its employees.The sleep coaching sessions, provided by James Wilson, a sleep behaviour and environment expert known as the Sleep Geek, will be available to the 200 employees based at the organisation’s head office in Sheffield.The initiative aims to boost employee wellbeing and improve sleep quality. It will launch in January 2017 with 90-minute ‘Sleep 101’ talks.Employees will be able to take part in group or one-to-one sleep coaching sessions. The group sessions will cover topics such as the fundamentals of sleep, how to create and apply a restful environment, routine and relaxation, and information about common sleep disorders.Smaller group sessions will focus on issues such as waking up in the night and helping employees’ children to sleep. One-to-one sessions will also be available to create a bespoke sleep coaching programme for employees.The sleep coaching initiative looks to complement the current health and wellbeing support Westfield Health provides for its employees, which includes Wellness Wednesdays, free fruit for staff, an on-site gym, and a wellness room.David Capper, commercial director at Westfield Health, said: “We, like James, understand how important sleep is for a person’s health and we believe it is an integral part of helping improve health and wellbeing.”James Wilson, sleep ambassador, added: “Sleep is fundamental to health. When we sleep our bodies have time to heal and repair, and it is crucial for reducing the risk of chronic health conditions.”
MIAMI (WSVN) – A Miami-Dade Police Lieutenant found a kitten in the grille of his unmarked police car, Monday morning.The officer said he heard the kitten’s cries when he went out to his car in the morning. He drove his car to MDPD Fleet Management’s Internal Services Department, where a technician removed the black kitten.The kitten, renamed Pikachu, was fed and given water by officers at the department’s headquarters. After Pikachu’s rescue & time at HQ; Ofc. Delgado checked her in with @PetsToLove. Pikachu’s animal ID is A1806815. pic.twitter.com/YNSnCXdVVl— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) August 8, 2016She was taken to Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center, where she will be put up for adoption.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
SARASOTA, Fla. (WSVN) — In the wake of Friday’s deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, a Florida lawmaker said more guns are the answer.The politician from Sarasota told CNN, he thinks responsible gun owners with a conceal-carry permit should be allowed to tote guns in places where they’re not currently allowed.State Senator Greg Steube is working on a bill to allow guns in airports. He said legally owned and concealed guns are needed now more than ever. “What my bill does is allow for people that have a conceal carry permit in the state of Florida to on the non-secure side of that airport, which is where the shooting occurred, to carry their firearm just like they carry in other parts of our state,” he said.Steube believes law-abiding firearm carriers could be better protected and even stop somebody from committing mass murder. “The Pulse nightclub, where other shootings have occurred have been in gun-free zones,” he said. “In that airport, no conceal permit carry holder was legally able to carry at that airport because currently they’re restricted from carrying.”When asked if he thought the tragedy could have been minimized had people in that area of the airport had guns with them, Steube said, “Certainly could have. I as a conceal carry holder have the right to defend myself.”The Senator, however, never addressed the chaos, confusion and fear that came well after the terminal shooting at the airport in Fort Lauderdale. “No licensed, conceal carry permit holder legally could carry in that airport, and that didn’t stop an individual from coming and shooting and killing individuals,” he said. “So why would repealing that, giving law abiding citizens like myself and others, who have the training and ability to protect themselves, why wouldn’t we want to give them that ability just like we have in any other places in our state.”Senator Steube also wants to change Florida law to repeal gun-free zones on college campuses. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami police are on the lookout for an armed subject who robbed a gas station after initially posing as a customer.Surveillance video captured the robber as he pulled out a gun and demanded money from an employee at a Valero gas station off Southwest 27th Avenue and 22nd Street.The man took off with an undisclosed amount of cash at around 9:15 p.m., Aug. 2.As Aug. 22, officials have identified the suspect, but have not arrested him.If you have any information on this armed robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.