London Lite Thursday, 13 August 2009 15 Jokebox......... Its got to be worth a try LONDONERS FLY TO PACIFIC ISLE TO CREATE A SOCCER TEAM Possibly the best coaching jobinthe world... Whywepackupourtroubles ...andtakethemon holiday by kevin widdop New team, new look: Paul Watson and Matthew Conrad give Pohnpei governor Churchill Edwards a Yeovil shirt StreSSed-OUt Londoners are ruining their precious holiday time by failing to leave their worries at home, according to research. Holidaymakers say they waste an average of two days at the start of their trip by being unable to unwind. A quarter of Londoners quizzed said it takes the entire holiday before they even begin to chill out, while 11 per cent said holidays were ruined by stress. More than a quarter of Londoners questioned refuse to give up daily use of their mobile phones and BlackBerries on holiday, while more than one in five regularly sends emails. Meanwhile, almost nine out of 10 people keep up with the British press reports while they are away. Health experts recommend that people switch into holiday mode as soon as they leave the office. But according to the study, carried out for Gatwick airport, Londoners find that even preparing for a holiday is a major cause of stress. TWO Londoners are flying 8,000 miles across the globe to create an interna- tional football team for the tiny Pacific island of Pohnpei. Film student Matthew Conrad and football journalist Paul Watson aim to put the island, with a population of 36,000, on the footballing map. Both aged 25, they are the youngest international coaches in the games history. Pohnpei in Micronesia, 1,800 miles north of Papua New Guinea, may be admired for its rainforests but has no such renown in the football world. Its team have failed to show the fight- ing spirit suggested by their nickname, the Pitbulls, and have yet to register a win. In their last international five years ago they were beaten 16-0 by Guam. Described by some as the worst team in the world, they disbanded soon after. Football has failed to take off on Pohnpei because the island is one of the wettest places on Earth with average annual rainfall of 300 inches -- 10 times wetter than Manchester. Matthew, who is based in the US, and Paul, an expert on Italian football, are making a docu- mentary of their exploits. We started looking for the most remote places to play football as we wanted to take on a real nonentity, Matthew said. We emailed numerous federations and Pohnpei got in touch. Its fair to say they are not very good at the moment. Earlier this year the pair flew to Pohnpei -- a week-long journey involv- ing changing at four airports -- to hold trials and will return next month to form the team. Their initial aim is to gain inclusion for Pohnpei in the New Federations Football Board, an association for teams too small to join Fifa. The team will at least have a profes- sional kit. League One side Yeovil Town have donated last years green-and- white strip. Baby body parts at sewage plant Two parts of a babys body have been discovered at a sewage treatment works. The remains were found in Saltend, near Hull, yesterday. Humberside Police are appealing for the mother of the child to come forward. Fagin brothers are sent to jail Two Romanian brothers who made up to 2,000 a day running a pickpocket training camp have been jailed for 18 months. Corneliu Panaitescu, 28, and Gabriel Haraba, 34, admitted possessing criminal property at Southwark Crown Court. H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html