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# Penalties

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# pathways to work
Govt to launch plan to get people back to work
Sustainable employment is the aim of the Government’s new Pathways to Work programme.
# septic tanks
State won't face septic tank fines in February despite government claims
The government has rejected claims that it has misled the Dáil and the public over fines for failure to comply with EU regulations on septic tanks.
# Lottery
Science unlocks the key to penalties, sort of
Dutch psychologists’ research into penalty shoot-outs could change the face of football… unless the goalie just happens to go the other way.
# Cheeky
Spot on: Four of the best (and four of the worst) penalty kicks of all-time
In honour of the Awana Scuff – the UAE’s answer to the Panenka – we’ve compiled a list of four of the most innovative penalties ever taken, matching each with one of its failed imitations. Brilliance and mortification in equal measure.
# Viral Videos
Rough justice: Player behind backheel penalty facing a ban?
Theyab Awana, the UAE international who scored that fairly ridiculous backheel penalty during his team’s 7-2 thrashing of a hapless Lebanese side last Sunday, could be suspended from his national side.
# Discipline
Gatland has penalty concerns of his own
Welsh coach knows that any silly errors in Cardiff this weekend could cost his side dearly.
# Ready To Rumble
Gloves off: Islanders and Penguins rack up 346 minutes of penalties - in one game
The New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t seem too interested in playing ice hockey when the sides met on Friday night.
# Golden goal
Blatter considers abolishing extra-time
Fifa President not a fan of defensive tactics, tries to stamp them out.
# Road Safety
L-drivers may get ‘speed limiters’
A number of strict new penalties for reckless drivers are being introduced by the Road Safety Authority.