TV host Touzani takes on superstar Ronaldo in football contest

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Football "freestyler" and television host Soufiane Touzani juggles the ball as Cristiano Ronaldo watches, in this still image from a video shared on YouYube. (Football Baaz video via YouTube)
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Cristiano Ronaldo juggles the ball as football "freestyler" Soufiane Touzani watches, in this still image from a video shared on YouYube. (Football Baaz video via YouTube)
Updated 06 October 2017
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TV host Touzani takes on superstar Ronaldo in football contest

JEDDAH: A new video showing Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in a football exhibition with TV host Soufiane Touzani is going viral.
The video shows the Portuguese superstar and Dutch-Moroccan Touzani playing “keepy-uppy”, a game that requires players to keep a football off the ground without the use of hands and arms.
Played in the verdant yard of Ronaldo’s luxurious home in Madrid, the two celebrities do not disappoint as they display their skills in football acrobatics and ball juggling.
Touzani is a star in his own right, having introduced football tricks that superstars are known to have adopted. For that, he has been labelled as a “pioneer of modern freestyle football.”


’Lava bomb’ from Hawaii volcano injures 23 on boat

Updated 17 July 2018
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’Lava bomb’ from Hawaii volcano injures 23 on boat

  • Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanos and one of five on the island
  • The eruption has destroyed hundreds of homes since it began on May 3

LOS ANGELES: A projectile from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii struck a boat carrying people watching lava from the two-month-old eruption, injuring 23, the fire department said.
Thirteen of them required hospitalization and the rest were treated at a harbor when the boat engaged in a “lava tour” returned to the Big Island, also known as Hawaii.
Lava flowing into the Pacific is a spectacular sight, producing a foggy haze known in Hawaii as “laze.”
One woman was in serious condition with a fractured femur.
The total number of people on the boat was not immediately known, the Hawaii County Fire Department said.
In the early morning incident a “lava bomb” punctured the roof of the boat and damaged a railing, the department said. It gave no further details.
“It was an explosion, basically,” said Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for the county mayor, told the Tribune Herald newspaper. “It punctured a hole right through the roof of the boat.”
She described the boat as “covered with lava.”
The eruption has destroyed hundreds of homes since it began on May 3.
Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanos and one of five on the island.
One of the most active fissures, number 8, continues to erupt and its lava has formed a small “island” a few meters from the coast, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
It is very likely that it is part of the flow of fissure 8 that is entering the ocean, the USGS says.
Lava has engulfed an area of about eight square miles (20 square kilometers) since the volcano began erupting.
Scientists believe that volcanic activity can be a precursor to a major eruption, similar to a Kilauea eruption in the mid-1920s.