It´s another hot one today and sunshine and blue skies from the mountains to the Med. Here’s the forecast…..
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Andy Murray is rapidly becoming another Tim Henman and it appears he needs another visit to the drawing board. Guys he was hammering last year are now beating him and I think he has a few things to adjust. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button took advantage of F1s equivalent of sibling rivalry to sneak in and pinch the points.
England showed the might of their challenge to this coming World Cup with a slightly less than impressive 2-1 win against Japan. This was the equivalent of Man Utd playing Torquay and we might have expected better. Perhaps the inspiration came from the Eurovision Song Contest were UK PLC amassed ten points as the world gasped in admiration at the songwriting skills of Pete Waterman. My wife actually thinks it was Denis Waterman and there is absolutely no reason to believe she has made a mistake.
However, there is always the cricket as England take on the mighty Bangladesh……Elsewhere, there was a wonderful display of Rugby League by Wigan and Leeds and a great Rugby Union final which saw Leicester earning their stripes once again……….
The media interviews with politicians still has us believing the disgraced cabinet minister is really a man of the utmost integrity who really did no wrong. This continues to impress upon me just how rotten the whole lot seem to be. It would appear they are busy extolling his virtues in case he decides to drop any of them in the manure.
On my show yesterday, Maria from Molly Malone’s in La Cala Finestrat won the boat trip on the Med and the breakfast at Cat’s Whiskers in Albir. I have to say, after having tasted Darren’s Sunday Lunch, the food and service was par excellence and Maria is in for a great day out. I have a sneaky feeling we’ll have another one to give away on my show next week. Don’t forget yesterday’s show is now available at www.vincetracy.com/showtime
I love reading the articles of the rebel doctor……
Low testosterone linked to frailty
I’ve been warning men of the dangers of low testosterone for years… and now that the mainstream is catching on, I wish I’d kept my mouth shut.
Now that they’ve “discovered” the problem, they’re only too happy to offer you a dangerous Big Pharma solution.
You don’t need their drugs… but you probably do need a natural testosterone boost, and a new study shows one more reason why: Low testosterone levels will turn you into a sickly weakling.
Australian researchers looked at data on more than 3,600 men between the ages of 70 and 88, and found that those with the lowest testosterone levels were most likely to be frail, or become frail over the following years.
These were sad, tired old people who had difficulty with basic acts like climbing a flight of stairs or walking a block, and facing conditions like diabetes, heart disease or arthritis.
Some of them were just plain wasting away.
Think that can’t happen to you? Sorry, pal — but it IS happening, right now, as you sit there reading this.
Men need more testosterone as we age, but nature’s played a cruel trick on us: Our bodies make less and less every year.
Low testosterone won’t just increase your odds of frailty — it can hurt you in every way, from low energy levels to sex problems to cobwebs in your brain. And it doesn’t wait for your golden years. These problems can start at just about any time from middle age on.
So here’s what you need to do: First, turn off the TV so you don’t have to listen to that goofball in the commercials prattle on about “low T.”
God forbid they actually use the word “testosterone.”
Then, you’ll need to have your levels checked — but don’t ask your regular doctor to do it, because he’ll just push a prescription for dangerous synthetic testosterone on you.
He’s seen the commercials, too.
Instead, visit a doctor who has expertise in natural hormones. He can check your levels, top you off naturally — and keep tabs on you to make sure it’s working.
The following arrived in my mailbox….
1. Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
2. Pearls melt in vinegar.
3. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro,
Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
4. It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
5. Humans are the only primates that don’t have pigment in
the palms of their hands.
6. Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from
the sale of vodka.
7. The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy
dog” uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by
Western Union to test telex/two communications.)
8. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without
repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable.”
9. “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with
only the left hand.
10. No word in the English language rhymes with month,
orange, silver, or purple.
11. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
12. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from
the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The
horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how
to walk up straight staircases.
13. The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the “American Pie”
(thus the name of the Don McLean song).
14. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
15. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their
unwanted people without killing them used to burn their
houses down – hence the expression “to get fired.”
16. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence
on July 4th, 1776: John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of
the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t
added until five years later.
17. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
18. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen
19. The name “Jeep” came from the abbreviation used in the
army for the “General Purpose” vehicle, G.P.
20. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the
lowest point in Colorado.
21. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
22. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four
pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of
money in coins without being able to make change for a
23. All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck
24. The only two days of the year in which there are no
professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the
day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
25. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or
26. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original
“Halloween” was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
27. If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will
keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
28. Snails can sleep for three years without eating.
29. Actor Tommy Lee Jones and Vice President Al Gore were
freshman roommates at Harvard.
30. The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually
indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they
could be confused at a crime scene.
31. Any month that begins on a Sunday will always have a
Friday the 13th.
1961, Chuck Berry opened ‘Berry Park’, an amusement complex near St Louis.
1962, The Beatles played the last night of a 7-week run at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
1969, The Plastic Ono Band recorded ‘Give Peace A Chance’ during a ‘bed-in’ at the Hotel La Reine in Montreal, Canada.
1969, Jimi Hendrix was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine
1976, The Who gave themselves a place in the Guinness book of Records as the loudest performance of a rock band at 120 decibels, when they played at Charlton Athletic Football ground.
1977, The Police appeared at The Railway Hotel, Putney, London.
1980, Lipps Inc US No.1- ‘Funkytown’, a UK No.2 hit.
1980, Paul McCartney went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘McCartney II’.
1980, The Theme From M*A*S*H* (Suicide Is Painless), by Mash was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, 10 years after it was first recorded
1982, The Rolling Stones played at the 100 Club, Oxford St, London, to a sold out crowd of 400 people.
1986, Peter Gabriel scored his second solo UK No.1 album with ‘So’ featuring the singles ‘Sledgehammer’ and a duet with Kate Bush ‘Don’t Give Up’
1986, The Notting Hillbillies made their live debut when they appeared at The Grove in Leeds. The group featured Mark Knopfler, Steve Phillips and Brendan Crocker who were each paid £22
1997, Eternal started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Wanna Be The Only One’ the girl soul trio’s first UK chart-topper.
1998, Geri Halliwell announced she had quit The Spice Girls
1998, Simply Red UK No.1 album – ‘Blue’
1998, The Tamperen went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Feel It’. The track was based on the Jacksons 1981 hit ‘Can You Feel It’
2000, US soul singer Johnnie Taylor died of a heart attack in a Texas hospital shortly after his 62nd birthday.
2003, UK police announced that thousands of people at this years pop festivals would be subjected to a computerised drug test.
2005, former East 17 singer Brian Harvey was in a critical condition in a London hospital after he fell under the wheels of his Mercedes convertible
1938, Peter Yarrow, Peter Paul and Mary
1947, Junior Campbell, Marmalade
1948, John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin
1952, Karl Bartos, Kraftwerk