The genius of Dr Allinson

first_imgWe’re not sure what the doctor was getting at when he suggested eating this meal for “good staying power”.Sure, long before the days of Viagra, people will have turned to some unlikely aphrodisiacs. But half a large loaf of bread as an appetiser to a swingers’ dinner party? We think not.Lewd food: “Half a pound of dry bread, 1/4lb nut kernels, and 1lb raw fruit will make a dinner that will give good staying power for six or eight hours.”Next week: the kids are alrightlast_img

Emotion, passion of fans at Hearts-Aduana game relived by Andie Tenoso

first_imgSunday afternoon at the Accra Stadium, Aduana Stars and Hearts of Oak played a match that upset fans on both sides.As I approached the stadium, morale was high and the excitement in the stadium woke my sleepy mind and widened my tired eyes.I had never been to a football match in Ghana before and it was not what I expected.Some fans sat quietly and would occasionally yell something; while others had drums they would dance and sing no matter the events happening on the field.I attended the game with 13 other classmates as we are studying abroad here in Ghana. Majority of us have never been to Ghana or a football game here. We were welcomed with chants and banter about the teams.Coming from a college in America, the University of Oregon, a school that does not have a football (also known as soccer) team, it was a completely different sporting event we are used to. Fans of all ages engaged in the game, it seemed to be an escape from reality for a moment or two. Football being a distraction from work or school, releasing one from any worry you might have.As the match came to a close, I had picked up an uneasy feeling. The voices I heard spoke different languages but they all seemed slightly angry.The match ended in a draw. While fans were crowding out of the hot stadium I overheard complaints, fans were saying they had wasted their money on an uneventful game.There was a general consensus among the fans I questioned on whether they would have watched their team lose rather than there being no victor or loser crowned for the crowd to cheer or weep over.At least they would have seen a goal, a bit of action on the field validating the money they had spent on tickets and snacks. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Liverpool will drop points, says Man City boss Guardiola

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola is convinced Premier League leaders Liverpool will drop points between now and the end of the season as the Manchester City boss prepares for Thursday’s huge title clash with the Reds.Guardiola’s City side have been unable to keep pace with unbeaten Liverpool despite their own blistering start and sit in third place, seven points behind Jurgen Klopp’s outfit ahead of their crunch meeting at the Etihad Stadium.Liverpool have dropped just six points so far this season and come into the match on a nine-match winning streak in the league, but Guardiola is confident they will make mistakes amid a heavy domestic and European schedule.“We are there, still with a lot of games to go and I think everyone will lose points this season, even Liverpool, because there are a lot of competitions,” he told reporters on Wednesday.“They have been incredible … scoring four or five goals in every game. They are solid behind and in front.”Guardiola feels his own team deserve credit for amassing 47 points in 20 league matches and is certain they will get opportunities to apply pressure on Liverpool after Thursday’s match.“We have dropped off sometimes but that is normal. During the season, sometimes you forget what you have to do,” added Guardiola.“You have to remember those things, and come back, and we have done it exceptionally well.”– Liverpool motivation – Liverpool have not won the English league since 1990, two years before the creation of the Premier League, and Guardiola believes that will be significant motivation for Jurgen Klopp’s side, similar to what drove his own side to win last season’s title with a record 100 points.“My feeling is last season it was a little bit easier to maintain that hunger because 80 percent of the players had not won anything in their lives.“So I can feel what they feel, the Liverpool players. After 29 years not winning the title, to be there to win the Premier League, I understand it.”Guardiola also claimed that Liverpool’s illustrious history, which includes 18 English league titles and has seen them crowned champions of Europe five times, will push Klopp’s squad to match those achievements.“When I was a little boy, I looked at the Premier League from Catalonia, from outside, and it was always two or three teams, and Manchester City were not there,” he said.“In the past decade our club has been incredible. Every time here in the past six or seven years, we have qualified for the Champions League.“History is not 10 years, it’s much more, it’s longer, Anfield is Anfield, Old Trafford is Old Trafford, and the history is there and the Champions League titles are there. The players, when they put the shirt on, they know what they have to defend.“Maybe in the next decade, the players will feel it when they come here. Our target is there now. It’s to go higher and then higher than that — and that is what I want to maintain.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Hiluta keeps Spanish title in English hands

first_img For the third successive year, the Spanish Amateur Championship is in English hands after Jack Hiluta beat Germany’s Marcel Schneider 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final at Alcanada, Majorca. The 22 year old from Essex maintained England’s recent monopoly of the event which has seen Sam Hutsby from Hampshire finish runner-up in 2009, Matt Haines from Kent beat Lancashire’s Tommy Fleetwood in the 2010 final, and Somerset’s Laurie Canter lifted the title last year after defeating Surrey’s Stiggy Hodgson, his England team mate.  Hiluta, who was ninth seed after the 36-hole stroke play qualifying, beat Spain’s Toni Ferrer 3 and 2 in round one then put out fellow Englishman Ashley Chesters from Shropshire 3 and 1 to reach the quarter finals.  A 2 and 1 win over Kenny Subregis of France booked a semi-final place where he edged past Dutchman Daan Huizing by 1 hole.  In the final, Hiluta lost an early lead and found himself behind after three holes. But he regained it by the turn and was 2-up at lunch. He increased that on the opening hole of the afternoon and although Schneider pegged him back to 1-up with nine to play, a concession at the 28th followed by a birdie at the long 29th restored his three-hole advantage.  A birdie-three at the 32nd put the Essex man 4-up and the title was secured at the next which they halved in par fours.  Hiluta, who has spent the last few years at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, was capped at under 16 and boys levels and represented GB&I against the Continent of Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy.  He was England boy captain in 2007, a member of the England A squad in 2009 and last year, when back from college, he finished third in the Berkshire Trophy.  Meanwhile, Jamie Clare, runner-up in last year’s English Amateur Championship at Woburn, reached the semi-finals of the South African Amateur at Mowbray Golf Club in Cape Town.  The Somerset teenager was beaten at the 19th by Brandon Stone having defeated England colleague Toby Tree 1-up in the round of the last 16. MatchPlay Results 5 Mar 2012 Hiluta keeps Spanish title in English hands last_img read more