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Maldives' Reesha happy as a sand girl

Aishath Reesha of the Maldives, who trains on a sand track in her tiny island nation, does not care that she was beaten by nearly a half lap on her Olympic debut in the women's 800 metres heats on Friday.

"I ran a personal best? Really? I am so happy," Reesha told reporters, wearing a huge smile.

Her time of 2:30.14, an improvement of almost three seconds, still left her the slowest in the heats by almost 10 seconds and she was nearly half a minute off the pace needed to reach the semi-finals.
"How can I compete with these professionals? I'm just a young girl," said the 19-year-old.
Her only complaint about the Beijing Olympics is that the track is hurting her.

"This track is so hard on my feet. I run on sand, we only have a sand track," Reesha said.

Source: Reuters
Photo: Members of the Olympic Delegation of the Maldives

100 celebrity holiday favourites

Where do the stars go when they need to kick back and relax? Which restaurants, shops, resorts and hotels do they rate above all others? 100 of Britain’s best-known celebrities tell all.

Jade Jagger
“The Maldives. You’ve got the sand and the turquoise sea, although I could see myself going a little crazy if I stayed too long. My favourite hotel in the world is the Mercer Hotel (001 212 966 6060; in New York, but Japan is tops for shopping.”

Michael Buerk
“Cocoa Island (00960 664 1818; in the Maldives. It’s as near to paradise as I’m every likely to get.”

Michael Buerk

Issy Van Randwyck

“The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa (00960 664 2200; in the Maldives. It has to be in the most beautiful location in the world. “

Ian Marber

The Food Doctor
“An island resort called Dhonakulhi ( in the Maldives. I spent 10 days there last year and every day was a joy. My favourite restaurants are in London: St Alban (020 7499 8558; and The Wolseley (020 7499 6996;

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Watermelon May Have Viagra-effect

Watermelon May Have Viagra-effect:
ScienceDaily (July 1, 2008) — A cold slice of watermelon has long been a Fourth of July holiday staple. But according to recent studies, the juicy fruit may be better suited for Valentine’s Day. That’s because scientists say watermelon has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body’s blood vessels and may even increase libido."

“The more we study watermelons, the more we realize just how amazing a fruit it is in providing natural enhancers to the human body,” said Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of Texas A&M’s Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center in College Station.

“We’ve always known that watermelon is good for you, but the list of its very important healthful benefits grows longer with each study.”

Beneficial ingredients in watermelon and other fruits and vegetables are known as phyto-nutrients, naturally occurring compounds that are bioactive, or able to react with the human body to trigger healthy reactions, Patil said.

In watermelons, these include lycopene, beta carotene and the rising star among its phyto-nutrients – citrulline – whose beneficial functions are now being unraveled. Among them is the ability to relax blood vessels, much like Viagra does.

Scientists know that when watermelon is consumed, citrulline is converted to arginine through certain enzymes. Arginine is an amino acid that works wonders on the heart and circulation system and maintains a good immune system, Patil said. read more