Ola kandarshian's Blog (41)

Gavi stars in Barcelona's Super Cup win over Real

Xavi claimed his first trophy as Barcelona manager after a comfortable victory over rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final.



The La Liga leaders dominated the match in Saudi Arabia and took the lead when 18-year-old Gavi fired in from Robert Lewandowski's pass.



Lewandowski struck just before half time when he finished from Gavi's pass.



Gavi got another assist in the second half as he set up Pedri, before Karim Benzema struck a late… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on January 16, 2023 at 7:14am — No Comments

Humans continue to evolve with the emergence of new genes

Researchers have been looking into the evolution of human genetics.

They say they have discovered that human genes have continued to change after the evolutionary split from primate ancestors.

They acknowledge that genetic research is complicated and more study is needed.



New research is shedding new light on the evolution of modern humans — a process that continues, millions of years after the evolutionary split from our primate ancestors.



Researchers have now… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on January 7, 2023 at 1:05pm — No Comments

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Gregg Berhalter: Giovanni Reyna's mother reported head coach to US Soccer



The mother of United States midfielder Giovanni Reyna says she reported head coach Gregg Berhalter for kicking his wife when they were teenagers.



Berhalter is under investigation by US Soccer after admitting the allegation.



Danielle Reyna, wife of former US captain Claudio, says she reported the incident to US Soccer on 11 December.



She said it was "unfair" that "people were… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on January 5, 2023 at 5:44am — No Comments

'Marcus Rashford impressing but Manchester United still need a striker'

Marcus Rashford is fit, firing and having fun. Yet his impressive recent form also shows why he is not the answer to Manchester United's need for a new striker, according to two former England forwards.



Rashford led United to a dominant 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday, but Alan Shearer and Michael Owen say they must buy a 'number nine' to complement the 25-year-old's quality.



Against Forest, Rashford scored United's first goal after sweeping in a well-worked… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on December 28, 2022 at 1:52am — No Comments

The year in sport: A fond farewell for some, a glimpse of the future for others

An athlete, former jockey AP McCoy said earlier this year, is the only person who dies twice, such is the pain of walking away from the intoxicating, all-consuming nature of professional sport.



McCoy retired from his long, decorated racing career in 2015, and since then has had to learn, in his own words, how to “start again and have another life.”



Based on the past 12 months, there are some notable sports stars who might have been listening extra closely to McCoy’s… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on December 24, 2022 at 12:38am — No Comments

Winners and losers on college football signing day

We associate the week of Christmas with gift giving and receiving. For college football coaches, they receive their biggest presents of the season just a few days before the holiday when the early signing period begins.



Most of the elite recruits confirmed their choices by putting pen to paper Wednesday, while others made late announcements or surprising flips to new school. The ramification of these decisions will be felt for the next three to four years as those that have evaluated… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on December 21, 2022 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Why Argentina’s win over France was the greatest World Cup final ever

It seems only yesterday that Enner Valencia was swatting aside Qatar in the 2022 World Cup’s curtain raiser.



As the dust settles on an enthralling month of soccer action, fans have been treated to arguably one of the greatest ever World Cup tournaments in the sport’s history.



In fitting fashion, Sunday’s final exploded like a firework display to provide the ultimate conclusion to Qatar 2022.



This was a final that had superstar rivalries, penalties, iconic goals… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on December 20, 2022 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Making the case for an underappreciated but full-of-flavor ingredient

Among foods that spark a strong reaction, anchovies are at the top of the food chain.



Whether they’re adored or abhorred, it’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t have a strong opinion about these small silvery swimmers.



Food writer Alison Roman wants the haters to think differently. Anchovies are more versatile than most people think and deserve to be approached with an open mind, according to Roman.



She might be biased — anchovies are one of her all-time… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on December 18, 2022 at 10:06pm — No Comments

What Women Need to Know About Sex

While sometimes taboo, anal sex is a form of intimacy that can be enjoyed by people of all genders and sexual orientations. Now, the act seems to be on the rise among heterosexual women in particular.



A British study, published on August 11, 2022, in BMJ, pooled data from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle. The researchers found that anal sex among heterosexual people ages 16 to 24 has more than doubled in recent decades, going from about 13 percent to nearly 30… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on December 15, 2022 at 7:06am — No Comments

Is It Safe to Have Sex During Your Period?

Just because you’re having your period doesn't mean you have to forego sexual activity. For some women, sex during menstruation can be even more pleasurable than at other times of the month.



The need for lubrication lessens during your period, and having an orgasm can soothe period-related symptoms, such as cramps. Plus, a study published in Cephalalgia concluded that sexual activity (whether you’re on your period or not) may reduce migraine and cluster headache pain for… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on December 14, 2022 at 12:41am — No Comments

Giants, free agent starting pitcher Sean Manaea reportedly agree to two-year, $25 million deal

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to sign left-handed starting pitcher Sean Manaea to a two-year, $25 million deal with an opt-out clause after the 2023 season, reports Jon Heyman of the New York Post.



Manaea, 30, was 8-9 with a 4.96 ERA (75 ERA+), 1.30 WHIP and 156 strikeouts in 158 innings in 30 appearances with the Padres last season. He did some decent-to-good work at times in the early going, albeit on an inconsistent basis, but he fell apart in the second half, pitching to a… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on December 12, 2022 at 10:21am — No Comments

Have the Most Satisfying Sex Possible

Are your orgasms more fizzle than sizzle? Here’s how to get to the next sexual level



If your climaxes seem like a lot of work for not much payoff, the reasons could be physical or psychological, could be technique, or could be you just need a little help from some “friends.” Don’t give up — help is on the way.



“The ability to achieve a healthy, strong, satisfying orgasm is a gift. When we have low libido, inability to orgasm, or our quality of orgasm is not as strong as it… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on December 7, 2022 at 4:54am — No Comments

11 ways to help yourself to a better sex life

The physical transformations your body undergoes as you age also have a major influence on your sexuality. Declining hormone levels and changes in neurological and circulatory functioning may lead to sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction or vaginal pain.



Such physical changes often mean that the intensity of youthful sex may give way to more subdued responses during middle and later life. But the emotional byproducts of maturity — increased confidence, better communication… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on December 2, 2022 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Having a Threesome? Here are the Best Sex Positions to Try

Sexual fantasies are totally normal — and one of the most common is having a threesome. Before you jump into bed with your two other people, it’s important to know which positions are your biggest bang for your buck (puns intended). Having an idea about who does what, what goes where, will go a long way for maximum pleasure and comfort. After all, things can feel pretty crowded and awkward if you’re not clear about what will actually make you feel good.



Before engaging in your… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on November 30, 2022 at 5:09am — No Comments

Constitutional amendment shields against 'creative arguments' challenging definition of marriage: Shanmugam

The Law and Home Affairs Minister delivered his speech the day after Workers' Party MP Sylvia Lim expressed concerns about how the constitutional amendment would affect judicial oversight.



SINGAPORE: A constitutional amendment allowing Parliament to define and protect marriage is needed to shield against "creative arguments" challenging the definition of marriage, Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam told Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 29).



Parliament repealed Section… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on November 29, 2022 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

Toyah Cordingley: Man arrested in India over Australia beach murder

A man has been arrested in India over the murder of a young woman found dead on a tropical northern Australian beach four years ago.



The body of Toyah Cordingley, 24, was discovered in October 2018 after what has been called a "frenzied and brutal and sadistic" attack.



Earlier this month the Queensland government put up a A$1m (£563,000; $676,487) reward for information.



It led to the arrest of Rajwinder Singh - the man accused of killing… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on November 25, 2022 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Before 'The Bear,' Chef Charlie Trotter Brought Fine Dining — and Controversy — to Chicago

A new documentary showcases the rise and fall of the legendary Chicago chef.



The recent FX and Hulu series The Bear, about a fine dining chef who moves home to run his family’s Italian beef shop, captured both restaurant culture in Chicago and the hearts of food-loving television watchers around the world. But the Windy City has long been a food town, at the very least since chef Charlie Trotter opened his eponymous restaurant there in 1987. The new documentary Love, Charlie: The… Continue

Added by ola kandarshian on November 21, 2022 at 4:48am — No Comments

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