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El Perelló Freesia Group for Cancer Charities in Spain

CHRISTMAS FAIR IN EL PERELLÓ We will be holding our third Christmas Fair in El Perelló on Saturday 3rd December 2011 at the School of Music. All proceeds in aid of cancer charities in Spain

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editorial MEET BOB THE EDITOR welcome to the October issue covering catalunya.

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"October" by Robert Frost O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. The crows above the forest call; Tomorrow they may form and go. O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow. Make the day seem to us less brief. Hearts not averse to being beguiled, Beguile us in the way you know. Release one leaf at break of day; At noon release another leaf; One from our trees, one far away. Retard the sun with gentle mist; Enchant the land with amethyst. Slow, slow! For the grapes' sake, if the were all, Whose elaves already are burnt with frost, Whose clustered fruit must else be lost-For the grapes' sake along the all.

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eanderthal man lived on a diet of seafood in the caves of southern Spain much longer ago than previously thought, new archaeological findings show. Much as modern day man enjoys tucking into a plateful of seafood paella when visiting the Costa del Sol, Neanderthals living on the Iberian coast 150,000 years ago supplemented their diet with molluscs and marine animals. Archaeological examination of a cave in Torremolinos unearthed early tools used to crack open shellfish collected from rocks along the Iberian coast and found fossilised remains of the early meals. The discovery is the earliest of its kind in northern Europe and shows that early man was a fish eater in Europe some 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. The findings suggest that early coastal cavemen supplemented their hunter/gatherer diet of nuts, fruits and meat from animals such as antelopes and rabbits with seafood. A team of archaeologists from Seville University and scientists from the National Council for Scientific Investigation (CSIC) published their research this week after a lengthy investigation involving the scientific dating of fossilised remains from the cave. The Cueva Bajondillo on Andalusia's southern coast near Malaga contained remains of burned mussel shells and barnacles indicating that Middle Paleolithic hominids had collected and cooked the shellfish for consumption. The discovery suggests that Neanderthals in Europe and Archaic Homo sapiens in Africa were following parallel behavioural trajectories but with different evolutionary outcomes, the paper claims. "It provides evidence for the exploitation of coastal resources by Neanderthals at a much earlier time than any of those previously reported," said Miguel Cortés Sãnchez who led the Seville University team. "The use of shellfish resources by Neanderthals in southern Spain started some 150,000 years ago," the paper concluded. "It was almost contemporaneous to Pinnacle Point (in South Africa) when shell fishing is first documented in archaic modern humans." ort Aventura to lose out to Paramount theme park. A lot has been written in the press of late with regards to the much publicised Paramount Pictures Theme Park in Murcia. Every indication is that the 3.5 million sqm site will open for business for the 2014 summer season. The park is located just 15 minutes from the beach and

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the resort of Puerto de Mazarron, and will be divided into differently themed zones each with movie-inspired themes, such as Star Trek, Titanic and Mission Impossible. There will also be a ‘Lifestyle Centre’ with 2 five-star hotels, 3 fourstar status and a number of three-star hotels. The resort will also benefit from themed shopping malls, restaurants, bars and clubs, a 3'000 seat conference centre – and an open-air auditorium to accommodate 15,000 people. The impressive range of facilities, together with links to the region's motorway network, having a dedicated link to the country's AVE high speed rail network, and excellent connections to the regions new Corvera International airport (to open by 2012) have prompted Paramount Executives together with the regions Tourist board to forecast as many as 5 million visitors coming to the park every year. It expected that 3 Million of these visitors will fly into Corvera International airport, however, San Javier airport is located just 19km away and El Altet just 80km away, both with good links to many European airports. By comparison, Port Aventura, located south of Barcelona, looks set to fall victim to the success of the new Park. In an Industry which makes it's name on the most current rides and attractions, this makes the Catalan park, which opened for business in 1995, positively ancient. Worse still, Ryanair, the main airline serving the nearby Reus airport, has already cut operations amid on-going contractual disagreements with the Catalan Regional Government, and have even threatened to pull out of the airport altogether.

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After Reus, the nearest airports to the theme parks are Barcelona at 110km away and Castellon at 130km away, however, the latter has attracted huge criticism in the press for being a 'white elephant' airport with very few connections. As things stand Paramount, which is set to become Europe's largest theme park, will relegate Port Aventura into 7th position. Paramount is also rumoured to have taken investors on board to extend the site further still within the next five years, whereas Port Aventura, who are owned by the la Caixa Corporation, simply state on their website that there is to be 'Investment and amplification', without giving further details. So what does this mean for the Port Aventura theme park? The general opinion of regular contributors on the themeparkreview. com forum is that the outlook is bleak. The community of theme park enthusiasts believe that the park has had it's day and that it would require a significant investment

to make Port Aventura attractive to tourists and Business delegates once again. an dies after being hit by a falling sofa in Barcelona. A 48 year old man died in Barcelona today, Friday, after being hit by a falling sofa last Wednesday. He was hit by the sofa, which had been hurled from a balcony during a private move. It happened in Calle de Sant Pau in the Ravel area of the city, and the sofa had been thrown down by a friend of the victim from the second floor balcony above. It seems the friend below was trying to warn the friend above that there were people walking in the street when the piece of furniture hit the victim on the head. He was taken to hospital in a serious condition, but died there on Friday. The Mossos d’Esquadra regional police have already indicted the friend, 55 year old Antonio A.A. on a charge of negligent homicide. It appears that after the two men established that the sofa did not fit down their stairs, they decided to throw it off the balcony.

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The British Consular Network, Spain Pension, Benefit and Healthcare Team ACCEPTANCE OF THE EHIC As we have highlighted previously, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is designed to cover a person for necessary treatment in a public hospital whilst they are on a temporary stay in another country. Unfortunately, there have been cases in Spain in which a person has been asked to pay a deposit and/or sign a payment agreement at a public hospital despite producing a valid EHIC. In these cases the hospital wished to charge the cost of treatment back to the persons travel insurance, rather than accepting the EHIC. While taking out travel insurance is important, private medical insurance should not take precedence over the EHIC, providing the card is valid and being used in the correct way. If you, or someone you know, has had their EHIC refused at a public Spanish hospital, it may be possible to apply for a refund of any costs incurred via the Overseas Healthcare Team who can be contacted on 0044 191 218 1999. WEBSITE OF THE MONTH http://ec.europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/index_en.htm Our website of the month for September really has something for everyone. The Your Europe section of the European Commission (EC) website is specifically for those who are working, living and travelling within the EU. For example, if you want to know more about social security and tax matters as a worker in another EU country, or are looking for a job abroad, see the „Work‟ section. Or perhaps you want to know more about accessing healthcare whilst living or travelling in Europe? There's a great healthcare section too! And

THE while you‟re on the internet, why not also browse the rest of the EC website – the amount of useful information, including specific information for Spain, may surprise you! KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR PASSPORT Do you know where your passport is right now? For the majority, the answer is probably yes. But if the question was 'Do you know when your passport expires?' The positive responses would probably drop rapidly. 'Being aware of when your passport expires is becoming increasingly important', says Andy Hamilton, Head of the Regional Passport Centre in Madrid. 'If you don't have a valid passport, and need to travel urgently, you'll have to pay for an emergency passport, which is an expense most of us could do without. We understand that it's not always easy or convenient to send your passport in to be renewed at the exact point it expires, which is why people can send in their renewal application any time in the 9 months before without losing any validity'. 'Over the next couple of years, customers will see some changes to the current passport service. We're working toward a single system where all persons can apply directly to the UK, something our customers tell us they want. During this period of transition, keeping an eye on when your passport expires will be really important to ensure you're not unduly inconvenienced'. More information on the upcoming changes can be found on our website, http://ukinspain. fco.gov.uk.

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LIFES A BEACH FOR BONNIE. Bonnie was found up in the mountains almost at deaths door, very thin and had recently had pups, which were not found with her, we adopted her from A.R.C.A. 6 years ago, she is such a loving, gentle dog & so happy to be loved & in a safe home. A.R.C.A. have many loving dogs like Bonnie, wanting a second chance, sadly they have a short life and for many a very sad one, if you can change a life of just one dog the reward is amazing, you have a true friend & companion which is unbeatable. You can text or call me on 678 975 816. Many thanks once again, Mave.

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Blair to teach Murdoch's daughter how to lie +Busy parents ask schools to beat their children ALMOST half the parents TONY Blair has pledged to in Britain are so busy they school his god-daughter in the need schools to beat their ancient ways of dishonesty. children for them. Blair was chosen by media A survey found that 49% billionaire Rupert Murdoch want the return of caning to be godfather to daughter just so they can be sure Grace after the elderly their child will be in pain Australian feared he would not for at least 10 minutes a be around to teach her how to day. lie himself. Jane Thompson, from A family friend said: "Like Stevenage, said: "I work any father, Rupert wants his in a very busy office and daughter to be taught how often don't get home until to mislead people by someone who has a passion for it. seven or eight, especially He wanted someone who would watch over her, making if I've been for a drink. sure she was being perceived correctly by the media, while By that time my kids are encouraging her to be so dishonest that one day she might in their bedrooms and I even believe her own lies." don't get the chance to The friend added: "Tony is very devout when it comes to hit them with a stick. I feel that we are all missing out, as telling lies. He prays about it for hours. I sometimes think a family. It would be really helpful to me if their teachers he is trying to see if he can lie to God. Or maybe he is could find some incredibly thin excuse to beat them as trying to teach God how to be as dishonest as he is. It all hard as they can." points to a man who is still incredibly ambitious and I think Martin Bishop, from Peterborough, added: "Unfortunately that's what makes him such a wonderful role model for the there was a scheduling snafu and I wound up with two children of billionaires." children that clash with meetings and tennis, so I simply Blair's role as godfather emerged in a fascinating Vogue don't have time to teach them how to be functioning interview with Wendi Murdoch which also revealed that members of society. I would gladly pay a tax deductible rich people are even worse than you could possibly have monthly fee just for the peace of mind that they are being imagined. hurt in public by a professional." The article tells how Wendi is actually on her second stolen The move has also been backed by parents who are too husband, thinks poverty stricken Chinese towns are 'funny' busy watching television all day. and obviously reckons that if she gets her children baptised Emma Bradford, from Doncaster, said: "I've got a stick, but in the river Jordan they will be better Christians than they have to be within a three foot radius or I'm wasting everybody else, in exactly the way Jesus had intended. my valuable time. The schools should be doing this The interview also revealed that Wendi's close friend anyway. It's a disgrace." Nicole Kidman thinks it is so important to have a 'moral Meanwhile, with 20% of pupils also supporting the return compass', especially when accepting ÂŁ20 million a year to of corporal punishment, Britain's S&M industry said it play dress-up before putting your hair in a no-nonsense could finally make long-term investment plans. pony tail and visiting people who don't have any food.

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HOROSCOPES

a more detailed horoscopes can be found on our web site CAPRICORN

Someone

CANCER Jun. 23 - Jul. 22 -Your sensitivity has

shows you something new. You think again about

heightened and therefore the need for more

travel and studying cultures and religion. You

beauty and order, harmony and organization is

look for the strange and different to broaden

needed in your life. You scour neighbourhoods,

your realities. Yet you realize they (and you) must

seeking to find architectural balance in gardens to

also be useful. Artistic endeavours emerge and

apply to your own. Suddenly your home becomes

someone older has a message. Listen carefully.

more peaceful and you feel at ease. This hasn't

AQUARIUS Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 -You can shift that

occurred in years. An inner quiet descends.

barrier encountered with another into harmony

LEO Jul. 23 - Aug. 23 -Careful once again with

if you stand aside and have the intention to make

digestion, with overindulging on either too much

real contact and connection. It's time to be with

food or not enough of the correct types. Your

friends, or groups that reflect your sameness

life needs amusement, entertainment, perhaps

of mind. Whatever you do out in the world

a love affair or a few children. There is no need

will be successful because you realize how to

for self-discipline (except on the food side). What

compromise.

creativity that others do will enhance yours?

PISCES

Dec. 22 - Jan. 20

-So much new is

VIRGO Aug. 24 - Sep. 23 -We are aware that

needed for you to feel safe. Usually safety doesn't

you need to lead others in your professional

include change for you but everything's in need

life. A caution here though. Lead with kindness

of change and they could make you feel lethargic

and care lest everyone turns their backs on you

and unable to move. First, get a haircut to get

and you feel helpless and alone. This may be

the hair out of your eyes, then some new shoes.

a challenge. It takes courage to lead with the

That emotional problem, filled with multiple life

heart. Review your techniques and renew your

changing choices will soon be clear.

important friendships.

ARIES

Feb. 20 - Mar. 20

Mar. 21 - Apr. 20

-It's now time to

LIBRA

Sept. 24 - Oct. 23

-You too must be

begin the follow through on plans which were

careful of foods ingested, especially too many

just ideas before this month. There were many

sweets. Carbohydrates are allowed only in

suggestions but the energy wasn't appropriate

small portions, one a day. This is practical and

for implementation. Also, a new sense of self

should not be overlooked, as your health is most

is emerging. Go slow with this one. It's still in

important for how well you perform expected

formation. You'll stabilize slowly.

tasks.

TAURUS

Apr. 21 - May 21

-Careful with

SCORPIO

Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 -Now is the time

those you care for. Allow no sense of martyrdom

to make peace with everyone, or at least with

to enter into your tending. Instead, use the

those you're afraid to make peace with or you

words "love and gratitude" so you don't undo

feel there is no possibility. Follow the Pope's

your devotion to be of service. Something’s

model and extend your hand, offer kindness and

unresolved concerning past friends arise. Allow

forgiveness, apologize and be forgiving. Harmony

this to occur as it will pass and then drop away.

and unity result. Not only between you and

GEMINI May 22 - Jun. 22 -A dynamic flow of

others but within your heart.

creativity is about to overcome you. Harness it in

SAGITTARIUS

and begin some type of artistic endeavour that

family and your home environment seems so

only you would enjoy. Think about what this may

important that it's hard to leave the home and

be. Then assemble agendas, schedules and the

be out and about in the masses. You're seeking to

appropriate tools so that you can be productive

beautiful your surroundings because this beauty

and ready to work when the impressions begin.

creates inner security. It also creates the harmony

Use colour, light, music, dance, and drama.

you need. Everything's fast moving around you.

Nov. 23-Dec. 21 -Tending to

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news from our california correspondent (norfolk) 'All Quiet on the Eastern Front ’ By your celebrity DJ, you can listen to him live on www.futureradio.co.uk Thursday mornings 10..00-12.00

It cannot have escaped your attention that, at the beginning of August, we had a spot of bother back here in the home country. Gangs of yobs took to the streets breaking into shops, looting and destroying property. Thankfully this activity was limited to some inner city areas and was not the start of a major civil war despite what you may have read in the Daily Mail. We were danger-free locally as youths planning to break into ‘Poundland’ to “get shiny stuff” were overcome by a bout of apathy and stayed at home instead. Seriously though, the riots on the streets shocked us all, but I cannot say it came as anything of a surprise. Sadly a number of victims, some of whom lost their lives, were immigrant business people who, unlike the yobs, have not forgotten what the meaning of ‘work ethic’ is all about. We can look at a variety of causes for the situation, poor parenting, a failing education system, lack of jobs etc. There was a certain irony in the situation for high on the list of items to be ‘liberated’ was designer sportswear and electrical goods. Almost all of this would bear the label ‘Made in China’. Our reliance on a market place saturated with goods from this part of world means that jobs in a once great manufacturing industry have disappeared. Until the European Community wakes up to this, puts a block on far eastern imports and reinvigorates its own industrial potential there is little hope in balancing our books. Why people venerate the likes of Sugar and Dyson I never understand. All they did is take their manufacturing facilities and jobs out of the UK. Back to local matters the fear of technological change has struck yet again. Much of the County is out of range of high speed broadband, and was likely to remain so for

some time, until a plan was hatched by an organisation called Wispire planned to make use of the numerous church towers to install local Wi-Fi transmitters. Money would go to maintaining our magnificent church architecture. Good deal all round you might think, but no, along comes an organisation called Electrosensitivity UK who feel that electromagnetic waves cause their members to suffer from “sleep problems, headaches, tinnitus, dry skin, chest pains and stress”. I thought all these symptoms came as a result of having a Coalition Government! My faith in human nature was restored when I recently took a visit to the Latitude Festival. Following on from Glastonbury there has been a growth industry in Festivals in the UK. Latitude is a relative, slightly upmarket, newcomer. Being held close to the posh resort of Southwold, it has been given the reputation of catering for festival goers who frequent Waitrose. As well as music there were sectors designated to drama, dance, comedy and literature. There was even an area devoted to knitting. How British is that? What I found inspiring was that somewhere around 25,000 people of all ages on what must have been the wettest day ever were enjoying themselves without aggravation, loutishness or drunken behaviour. In fact the only police presence

I saw all day was a solitary plod with a speed gun on the main road out of the site. Thanks to the helpful signals from motorists warning others his time was wasted. Maybe there is hope for the UK after all. Mike Stevens 2011. mikestevens09@hotmail.co.uk If you need to contact Mike you can now do so at his blog, http://mikeonline2.blogspot.com/

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news hounds & more..." Animals also have personalities" BY Dr. Ronald Rosenfeld D.V.M.

The personality of an individual can have a big effect on your life. Some people are outgoing and sociable, while others find new stressful situations can be harmful to their health and wellbeing. Increasingly, scientists are discovering that animals are no different. A new study led by Dr. Kathryn Arnold from the Department of Environment of the University of York has added important experimental evidence showing that animal personalities are reflected in the profile of oxidative stress. The research is published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Dr. Arnold joined Katherine Herborn, a graduate student at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow, to classify the personalities of 22 finches. They tested each bird’s reactions to a novel situation by adding a brightly coloured cookie-cutter to each greenfinch’s food bowl, and timing how long it took for the birds to pluck up courage to approach the food. The researchers found that the birds who were bolder only took a few seconds to overcome their fear, while the more timid birds took up to 30 minutes to get close to their food. Dr Arnold and Katherine Herborn also measured the greenfinches’ motivation to explore by attaching an intriguing object to the birds’ perches and timing how long it took them to land next to it. However, there was no correlation between the birds’ courage and curiosity.The researchers then measured the birds’ damaging reactive oxygen metabolite levels and their defences against them. Comparing the bird’s blood oxidative profiles with their personalities, the team found that the most timid birds had the highest levels of damaging oxygen toxins and the weakest defences, so they suffered more oxidative stress than braver individuals. Also, the scientists found that the most curious birds (those that approached objects fastest) had better defences against oxidative damage than less curious greenfinches. Dr Arnold wants to extend the work to establish how personality traits affects birds in the wild. She says, “Neophobic birds – those that are afraid of new things – may suffer high costs of oxidative stress and die early because they paid these physiological costs, but they might also be less likely to be eaten by a predator because they are more wary than bolder birds.”

Harbor, a coonhound hailing from Colorado, has earned the Guinness World Record for biggest ears on a living dog.Harbor, the eight-year-old black and tan coonhound, measured in having a massive ear-span; his right ear measured 13.5 inches, and his left ear measured 12.25 inches. The length from ear-end to ear-end was 25.75 inches! ...That's over two feet! While Harbor's earspan is the record for any current living dog, he does not, unbelievably, have the longest measured ear-span on a dog ever. That record belongs to a bloodhound named Tigger, whose earspan measured 27 inches! Dr Ronald Rosenfeld. D.V.M. + Happy Halloween and be careful with those treats for your pets. Alberg d'Animals de les Terres de l'Ebre

Dog of the month

Hello, I’m Leon, I’m a shepherd type of dog and I live in the animal shelter Alberg d’Animals in Camarles. I’m about 3 years old. I was brought in by the police, so they don’t know where I came from and how old I am exactly. I have been in the shelter for a long time now, so it’s time for me to show people what a nice dog I am. I am very sweet and funny. I’m very good around other dogs, but being on my own isn’t a problem either. I’d love to run around here, and play with the other dogs in my kennel. But I can be a loner as well. If you have time to cuddle with me, I will immediately lay on the ground and show you my lovely belly. My fur is very soft and my tail is very fluffy. Do you have a nice place for me with a fence around or can you walk me daily, so I can get my daily exercise? Are you interested in giving me a better life; I’d love to invite you to come and meet me. Leon Call for more information or a visit: Encarna (Spanish) 657 181 437 or Anna (English, German, Dutch) 977 265 018 or 680 160 051 col.laboració amb Pinsos Folch, Mora d’Ebre

A. M. P. A. R. E. The society for the protection of animals Ebro region. Based in Mora La Nova. We desperately need to re-home dogs to make room for more! We have over 200 dogs for adoption. Susan 689 468752 English Isabel 977 404720 Spanish/ Catalan Donations always appreciated.

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"Moral and cultural progress of a country is measured from its treatment of animals" (Mahatma Gandhi) URGENT ADOPTION REQUIRED CALL ARCA TODAY. A.R.C.A. (Association for Refuge and Taking care of the Animals) it is a nonprofit association operating since the summer of year 2001. At this moment they have 300 abandoned dogs. They are in Tortosa in the province of Tarragona (Spain). All the material aid comes from the much appreciated donations but with each new arrival more donations are needed. If you want to donate to Arca if only by 5€ each month, minimum, please send an e-mail with your personal data and account number or call or write. Or just become a volunteer to help with the dogs. email: protectora.arca@wanadoo.es. ARCA mail: Post office 496, Tortosa, (Tarragona) or contact: Mave (English) 678 975 816, Cinta  625 915 605 Carmen 655 040 359

URGENT ADOPTIONS NEEDED

Call Arca Today to Provide A Home To 1 Of 300 Dogs Needing A Loving Home Or If You Can Volunteer Any Assistance With The Dogs

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THE London Olympics 2012

London (Stratford) will be hosting the Olympic Games in 2012. You may not know that many of the famous events, which go to make up this spectacular event, are to be especially altered for 2012. A copy of these changes has been leaked, and is reproduced below: OPENING CEREMONY The flame will be ignited by a petrol bomb thrown by a native of the area in the traditional dress of balaclava and shell suit. The flame will be contained in a large overturned police van situated on the roof of the stadium. THE EVENTS In previous Olympic Games, East London's competitors have not been particularly successful. In order to redress the balance, some of the events have been altered slightly to the advantage of local athletes. 100 METRES SPRINT Competitors will have to hold a DVD player and microwave oven (one in each arm) and on the sound of the starting pistol, a police dog will be released from a cage 10 yards behind the athletes. 110 METRES HURDLES As above but with added obstacles (i.e. car bonnets, hedges, garden fences, walls etc) HAMMER Competitors in this event may choose the type of hammer they wish to use (claw, sledge etc) the winner will be the one who can cause the most physical damage within three attempts. FENCING Entrants will be asked to dispose of as many stolen goods as possible in 5 minutes. SHOOTING A strong challenge is expected from local men in this event. The first target will be a moving police van. In the second round, competitors will aim at a post office clerk, bank teller or Securicor-style wages deliveryman. The traditional .22 rifle has been replaced in this event by a choice of either a Glock handgun or sawn-off 12-bore shotgun. BOXING Entry to the boxing will be restricted to husband and wife teams, and will take place on a Friday night. The husband will be given 15 pints of lager while the wife will be told not to make him any tea when he gets home. The bout will then commence. CYCLING TIME TRIALS Competitors will be asked to break into the University bike shed and take an expensive mountain bike owned by some mummy's boy on his first trip away from home. All against the clock. CYCLING PURSUIT As above, but the bike will be owned by a visiting member of the Australian rugby team, who will witness the theft. MODERN PENTATHLON Amended to include mugging, breaking and entering, flashing, joyriding and arson. SWIMMING EVENTS All waterways are currently being tested for toxicity levels, once one is found that can support human life, swimming events will be organised, please note that the Synchronised Swimming event for this year will comprise of dropping acid and watching all the funky ripples on the pool, the specific musical support to this event will be provided by "The Verve." THE MARATHON A safe route has yet to be decided. MEN'S 50KM WALK Unfortunately this will have to be cancelled as the police cannot guarantee the safety of anyone walking the streets of East London, especially anyone that appears to be... mincing THE CLOSING CEREMONY Entertainment will include formation rave dancing by members of the Stratford Health in the Community anti-drug campaigners, synchronised rock throwing, and music by the Ilford community choir. The flame will be extinguished by police riot water cannon following the inevitable pitch invasion by confused West Ham organised hooliganism club. The stadium itself will then be boarded up before the local athletes break into it and remove all the copper piping and the central heating boiler."

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Churchill the dog treated for depression over constant accusations of lying A source close to the nodding bulldog from Churchill insurance’s adverts has revealed that the iconic star has checked into a clinic to deal with severe depression. The condition is believed to have been brought on by the fact that nobody seems to believe a word he says, or take his tales of celebrity encounters and extreme sporting activities seriously. ‘Churchy’s family seem to have turned against him, he doesn’t know why but they just laugh at him every time he tells them what he’s been up to, and accuse him of making it up.’ said the source, ‘Things have got so bad that he’s taken to carrying a video camera with him everywhere he goes, and filming even the most mundane activities, like a curry with a friend, but they’re not interested. They just ignore him when he tries to show them evidence that he’s telling the truth, and it’s been getting him down for a while. I’m starting to really worry about him.’ This is not the first time that Churchill has suffered from psychological problems. When he first came to prominence in the mid-90s he initially struggled to deal with the spotlight of fame and the media intrusion, and developed a form of agoraphobia, only feeling comfortable in the house or sat on the parcel shelf of a car, where he would sit for hours, happily nodding to himself, and occasionally muttering ‘ooohhhhhh yes’. With the help of extensive counselling he overcame those problems and began to live life to the full, making celebrity friends, such as Roy Walker& Rolf Harris, entering tug-of-war contests and taking part in extreme sporting activities including sky-diving. But when he told his family about his exploits they refused to believe him, thinking that he was making it all up in order to get attention. ‘I know some of what he’s done sounds implausible,’ continued his friend, ‘who wouldn’t be sceptical if you told them that you’d landed in a porcupine farm during a sky-dive? Why would anybody farm porcupines anyway, can you milk them or something? But the thing that has really got to him is that he has video evidence of it all, and they still don’t believe him.’ When questioned about the story and confronted with the suggestion that her actions may be the cause of Churchill’s problems, his owner and costar Amanda Wilcox replied ‘I wouldn’t believe everything he says – just the other day he claimed that he was in a downward spiral of depression with no positives in his life, no end in sight, and was considering taking a massive overdose of painkillers.’

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Costalingua S.A. is not only the new Language Academy in L'Hospitalet de l'Infant; Costalingua also lets bungalows at La Margarita, directly on the beach in L'Hospitalet's Playa Arenal. Among other things, Costalingua offers a combination of beach holidays and Spanish courses for adults. Of course, you can also take a language course or rent a bungalow separately. Costalingua is managed by the joint owners, Dr. Annalisa Rei and Stefan Auer. ...... "Our goal is to offer you a personalized and inspiring holiday experience, and we are personally committed to ensuring the highest quality, both in our bungalows and in our language courses. We are a professional couple from Switzerland in our mid-forties, with many years of experience in business and education. We both come from the business world, having spent many years working in executive positions in large multinational organizations. Both of us are fluent in several languages (German, English, Italian, Spanish, French) and have lived and worked in different countries. We also have longstanding ties to Spain. Since we love the lifestyle of the Costa Dorada we decided to make it our home. For the language academy this means that we are committed to providing top quality courses that focus on your individual learning objectives. We want you to succeed in communicating, be it to further your business or to enrich your personal relations!"...... www.costalingua.biz

Learn Spanish the fun way!

Speaking Spanish will enable you to immerse yourself in the local culture and communicate more effectively for business and for personal networking. You can benefit from our adult group classes, courses specialising on communication for the tourism industry, classes for retired persons etc. As you know, the local authorities only offer Catalan, which is quite difficult to study if you don't have basic Spanish. Lessons take place in small groups of max. 8 persons, so as to offer you both the benefit of personalized attention and plenty of speaking opportunities. Our methods are motivating and interactive, unlike other language academies we don’t focus exclusively on grammar but rather on conversation for real life. You will feel at ease and will speak freely, building on what you already know. Our experienced native teachers will encourage and motivate you, helping you to take your communication skills to the next level.


Beside Spanish, we also offer courses in four other languages, French, German, Russian, and English. Our classrooms are air-conditioned, bright and newly equipped. We also provide multi-media devices and internet access. But above all, we want to activate your communication abilities inside and outside of the classroom! We look forward to welcoming you at Costalingua Language Academy – To find out more, call us, on 977 822 465, visit us on the internet on www.costalingua.biz, or simply drop by our school in L’Hospitalet de l’Infant (C. Llastres,1 opposite Hotel Sancho). Or send us an Email on info@costalingua.biz

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YOGA FOR ALL- Releasing Tight Hips

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ight hips are uncomfortable. They're also very common. They affect almost everybody, regardless of their walk of life. These basic yoga poses can help you to release the tension, open up those hips and also protect the lower back in the process.

First, try to do some exercise to increase heat in the body prior to doing yoga hip-openers. Living in the Campo my favourite is walking. This warms the muscles and allows them to stretch more readily during the hipopening asanas (postures). Remember that women will naturally find these yoga poses far easier to complete. Men should exercise more caution in the postures and take care not to push themselves too far, especially when just beginning a yoga practice.

Reclining Bound Angle Yoga Pose - Supta Baddha Konasana Sit on the floor. Place cushions on either side of your knees. Lie back, with your back supported by cushions or folded blankets. Allow your knees to splay outward so that your legs form a diamond shape and the soles of your feet are flat against one another. If necessary, use your hands to assist yourself in attaining the proper alignment. Your knees should be resting on the cushions. Relax completely. Breathe. Remain here for at least a minute in this passive stretch.

Triangle Yoga Pose - Trikonasana

Stand in Tadasana, or mountain pose (standing position with arms by the side of the body). Now spread your feet wide apart, at least a metre. Point the right foot

out, the left foot in. Raise the arms parallel with the floor. Lift your upper body upward toward the ceiling. Gradually move your entire torso to the right, slowly but surely moving your right hand toward your right ankle. Take care not to lose your balance. Touch your right knee, shin, or grasp your right ankle. Lift the left arm straight upward. Remain here for several deep breaths. Come up and repeat the yoga pose on the left side.

Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend Yoga Pose Upavistha Konasana

Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose) with the legs straight forward and pressed firmly together. If sitting on the floor in this way is difficult, place the hips on a folded blanket to gently tilt the hips forward. The back should be straight and the palms should press firmly into the floor. Now use your hands to open your legs wide apart. Slide your buttocks slightly forward, again using your hands to help you to widen the angle of your legs. Place the hands directly behind the hips, flat on the floor, and sit up straight. Rotate your hips and flex the feet so that the knees and toes point up toward the ceiling. Push from behind your body so that your torso angles very slightly forward. If you have the flexibility to do so without arching the back, place your hands on the floor in front of you. Move forward gradually, only as much as you feel comfortable. Breathe. Stay in this yoga pose for at least a minute.

Sarah Good is a Sivananda trained yoga teacher offering local weekly classes. Contact Sarah for more details on 663 140 297 www.yogaholidayspain.com


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Sardines are extremely healthy with an excellent source of omega-3 and other important nutrients -These easy fish recipes are tasty barbecued, grilled and even baked. BRUSCHETTA WITH SARDINES: Ingredients 4 slices sourdough bread 1-2 tbs olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 1 garlic clove, halved plain flour, for dusting 8 sardines, cleaned, filleted, tails left intact ½ lemon 2 tomatoes extra virgin olive oil, to serve Preparation Heat a char-grill pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle both sides of bread with oil Char-grill for 2-3 minutes each side. Rub with garlic. Meanwhile, place flour into a bowl. Coat sardines with the flour, shaking off any excess. Add about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add sardine fillets, skin-side down for 1 minute until golden and crispy. Squeeze over lemon juice. To serve, evenly divide the tomatoes and sardines between the slices of toasted bread.

GRIDDLED OR FRIED SARDINES: Ingredients 6 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives and basil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Juice of ½ lemon 12 fresh sardines, about 125g (4½ oz) each, gutted and cleaned Salt and black pepper Olive oil for brushing Lemon wedges

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Preparation Mix the herbs, mustard and lemon juice. Rinse the sardines and pat dry. Sprinkle salt and pepper into the gutted cavities, then divide the herb mixture between the sardines, spooning it into each cavity. Brush the sardines lightly on both sides with oil. Heat a ridged griddle pan until very hot, then add the sardines and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side to brown. Reduce the heat and cook for a further 4 minutes or until cooked through. Remove to plates and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Squeeze with lemon and serve with brown bread.

SARDINES WITH TOMATOES SAUCE: Ingredients For the sauce 1 tbsp olive oil 200g/7oz yellow and red tomatoes, chopped 1 tbsp tomato ketchup 2 tsp capers freshly ground black pepper For the sardines 4 sardines, gutted; gills, head, tail and backbone removed 1 tbsp olive oil 1 mini pitta bread, split and toasted, to serve Preparation For the tomato and caper sauce, heat the olive oil in a small pan, add all the remaining sauce ingredients and cook over a gentle heat for five minutes, or until the tomatoes have softened slightly. For the sardines, rub the sardines with oil. Heat a griddle pan until smoking hot and griddle the sardines for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. To serve, place the toasted pitta bread onto a serving plate, top with the griddled sardines and pour over the tomato and caper sauce.

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GRILLED SARDINES: Ingredients 6 medium sized fresh sardines sea salt 2 baking potatoes 2 red bell peppers Olive oil White wine vinegar 1/2 onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced Salt and white pepper Preparation Scale and gut the sardines (you can have your fishmonger do this). Wash the sardines under cold, running water and pat dry with paper towels. Lightly salt the sardines with coarse sea salt and refrigerate. Meanwhile, boil 2 potatoes until a knife is easily inserted. Drain and cool. Roast 2 red bell peppers over an open flame until charred. Place in a bowl and cover it with plastic to allow it to steam for approximately 20 minutes. Remove the plastic and peel and seed the peppers.(or buy a tin of peeled peppers) Cut peppers into 3-inch wide strips and combine in bowl with 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/8 cup white wine vinegar, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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Preheat a grill. Place the sardines on a hot grill. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and place on the grill. When the sardines are done on first side, flip them over, and give the potatoes a quarter turn to create the grill marks. Place 3 sardines on each plate with 2 potato halves and some red pepper salad. For decoration and extra flavour, sprinkle with some thinly sliced onions and garlic over the sardines and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Delicious home-cooked Italian food for takeaway! Visit my web site to see my selection of ready-made takeaway dishes which I freshly prepare with only 24hrs notice. All dishes are available for collection, or delivery around the El Perello area. Call 653 186 446 or email sabrina@acasatua.com, www.acasatua.com

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© LIVE WELL FROM YOUR GARDEN By Clodagh and Dick Handscombe Practical holistic gardeners and authors living in Spain for 25 years.

Our garden in Spain has evolved over twenty five years from a holiday garden that was Dick’s fitness camp in which to recover from a hectic working life to, after early retirement, a holistic therapeutic garden that helped him recover emotionally and physically from cancer and then live well in a green oasis. A densely planted garden insulated from a surrounding urbanisation that after ten years had taken over the original surrounding woodlands and agricultural lands. In time the garden was supplemented by being guardians of an abandoned allotment and olive grove to increase production of ecological vegetables and fruit, and produce ecological extra virgin cold pressed olive oil. Now with most of the agricultural lands of the village being abandoned with the air and waterways full of weed seeds and increasing thefts vegetable growing has been moved back into the garden in raised beds and a Ten-Tub veggie garden as explained in Growing Healthy Vegetables in Spain. With respect to the sun we have from the first year ensured that trees and hedges provide plenty of summer shade and also sheltered winter sitting out spots. Naturally it is a chemical free garden. A couple of years ago we gave a well received presentation to a U3A conference on Health for The Retired explaining how well we lived from our garden especially avoiding the need for medications and vitamin supplements. At the same conference a Medical Doctor was extolling the benefits of taking 200 plus anti aging tablets a day. The Doctor did not get much support for this idea, particularly with the high cost involved, but friends suggested we

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expand our talk as a book. This Dick has now done and it was launched in September. The title of this new book is Living Well from our Mediterranean Garden. Wellness in terms of a healthy garden environment, eating well from a diverse range of ecologically grown produce rich in beneficial vitamins and minerals, eating gastronomically but not gluttony, and improving ones financial position by producing most plants in the garden from cuttings, plantlets and seeds. We now only need to purchase artisan cheeses wine and Jamon Serrano to enjoy healthy Spanish style Mediterranean cuisine to the full. The book is written as a case study and handbook for healthy living that could be of interest to all with a property in a Mediterranean climate situation. One of the reasons Dick wrote it is that at almost 75 he finds it difficult to remember what we have learnt about the vitamin and mineral contents of various fruits, vegetables etc.. They are listed in the book. Although only small the 40 page book is packed with interesting information and useful ideas and only costs 3.90 Euros. Postage is always expensive in Spain so have a launch offer of 5 Euros including postage and packaging. If you are interested send an email to gardeninginspain@ hotmail.com or a letter with a payment of 5 Euros, stamps, cheque, postal order to Clodagh Brown, PO CORREOS 572, Javea 03730, Alicante. The book is a natural follow up to the author’s quartet of books Your Garden in Spain, Growing Healthy Fruit in Spain, Growing Healthy Vegetables in Spain and Apartment Gardening Mediterranean Style. © Clodagh and Dick Handscombe September 2011. www.gardeninginspain.com.

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INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE- LA PRESTACIĂ“N DE SERVICIOS DE ASISTENCIA JUDICIAL INTERNATIONAL by Carlos Prieto Cid The increasing internationalization of economic activity and therefore of our society is causing a widespread outbreak of international issues in daily life and therefore also in the life of the local court proceedings. It is nowadays very common that in a judicial procedure one or both parties are domiciled abroad, or that it is necessary to obtain judicial evidence beyond our borders along the process. When the lawyer has to formalise a power of attorney or an affidavit to certify the validity of foreign law, or when a judicial warrant is necessary for a notification to the parties abroad or for evidentiary purposes in another country, all stages of judicial proceedings may have an international element that complicates the whole procedure or, in extreme situations, makes it virtually impossible to implement. In Europe, cooperation between member states on justice and internal security is one of the three pillars of the European Union, along with the economic community and the common foreign and security policy. Moreover, since the entry into force of the Amsterdam Treaty, the Community provisions can be applied to each of the areas concerning police and judicial cooperation as contained in Title VI of the European Union Treaty, although this "communitarisation" of the rules for police and judicial cooperation has to be agreed unanimously by the Council and ratified by all Member States. Although common

European justice has never come to be developed as much as the economic and monetary union or intergovernmental coordination on foreign policy and security policy, in recent years developments in this area have become more popular and it is no longer so strange that the courts use these resources to carry out their daily activities. However, we find many difficulties for the court officials to use the European way of judicial cooperation effectively. The principle underlying the European regulations of these matters of judicial cooperation is to enable judicial officers of the member states to cooperate with each other using simple pre-established protocols, provided that, ex officio or request, that international action is considered necessary by the judge. However, without proper coordination between lawyers experienced in international litigation and the attorneys and the court officials involved, today the international judicial cooperation would be very inefficient, because the existing protocols are not always known or respected by the court officials, this provokes an avoidable waste of time and resources during the process. If we find such a lot of inefficiencies in the framework of the European Union, what could be said about the problems caused by international judicial assistance outside the scope of European cooperation? Therefore, the procedural experience of international law firms with European or global orientation, such as the ones joining the network EUROJURIS INTERNATIONAL can be of great help when planning international processes, not just for the parties involved, who can enjoy a much more efficient service of representation in court, but also for other lawyers, who are eventually in these situations and can count on their support and specialist external advice to avoid being caught in unexpected procedural problems when entering the complex field of judicial processes initiated in their own country, but that require the processing of incidents abroad. CARLOS PRIETO CID – LAWYER www.tarracoiuris-abogados.com

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Olives & popcorn Welcome to Olives & Popcorn, your monthly guide to great Spanish based films that in my opinion should not be ignored. Any comments are welcome. Also if you want to know more about a particular film and how to get a copy again get in touch via my email below. This month like last month I present a film due for release this coming October just in time for the Halloween season, that although of Spanish origin has some familiar faces… INTRUDERS (2011)

‘Intruders’ is an American/British/Spanish project staring Clive Owen, Kerry Fox, Carice van Houten and Daniel Brühl in the leads. The shooting began at the end of June in London and Madrid under the directorial guidance Juan Carlos Fresnadillo who brought us ‘28 Weeks Later’ as well as the recently announced ‘The Crow’ remake. Clive Owen Stars in this supernatural horror that tells the parallel stories of families whose lives are disrupted by supernatural forces. The first story takes place in Spain, where a mother tries to protect her son from a faceless ghost. The second story takes place in Britain, dealing with a young girl who has terrifying dreams of a demon who is beginning to manifest itself to her and her family. The screenplay was written by the Spanish duo Nicolás Casariego and Jaime Marques, based on a story by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Belén Atienza and Enrique López Lavigne works as producer for Antena 3 Films, Apaches Entertainment and Universal Pictures. As always if you want to check out the trailer, you can do so at http:// www.imdb.com/rg/VIDEO_PLAY/LINK//video/screenplay/ vi438148121/ Jason.M.Berry 04/09/2011 Contact e-mail:gatchajay@hotmail.com


Can I stay with you? Gaddafi asks Blair COLONEL Gaddafi has asked Tony Blair if he can stay in his guest room for a while. The Libyan dictator expects to be homeless or dead by lunchtime but would accept the offer of safe passage if the former UK prime minister can put him up until he gets something else sorted out. As fierce fighting surrounds Gaddafi's compound the leader was desperately trying to track down Blair on his mobile phone to check if the guest room had ensuite facilities and how they should arrange the whole laundry, food thing. Amid the deafening sound of gunfire and mortar explosions, Gaddafi told Blair's voicemail: "I'm thinking either we take it in turns to do a wash or I do the laundry and you do the cooking." Shouting until he was hoarse, Gaddafi added: "I'm not into this whole separate shelves in the fridge thing. I'll just eat with you guys and bung in twenty quid or something, yeah? "Happy to stay in the London house obviously, but would be great if I could use the big place in the country as well. I HAVEN'T PLAYED TENNIS FOR AGES." But Blair's spokesman said: "It's always really awkward when someone gets the wrong end of the stick, isn't it? Tony always said Colonel Gaddafi could use the guest room as long as he wasn't under indictment for crimes against humanity. "Plus, he's going to be away for a few days so... you know." The spokesman added: "He's not being a dick about this, but Colonel Gaddafi clearly thinks they are better friends than they actually are. Tony is genuinely sorry if he gave him the wrong impression. "It would actually be a lot better for everyone if he could just stop phoning us and get shot in the face."

Gok Wan revealed as crafty heterosexual CHANNEL 4's How To Look Good Naked is a ruse for the secretly straight Gok Wan to involve himself with female body parts, it has emerged. The host's on-screen persona as a benign, intergalactic panto dame was blown apart when a production runner found copies of Nuts magazine, a Jeremy Clarkson book and six cans of strong, overtly masculine lager in Wan's on-set trailer.

prowess in pub fights.

It has now been revealed that Wan's real name is Roy Hobbs and that he previously worked not, as he had claimed, in fashion but was a Derbybased plasterer and haulage contractor known for his

A Channel 4 source said: "Alarm bells should've rung when Gok recently pitched How To Look Good While Mud Wrestling Naked And Drenched In Baby Oil, Gok's Super Gay Fun Times In The Women's Showers At A Leisure Centre and Gok's Totally Harmless And Very Camp Intimate Breast Massage. "Clearly this deception is shameful but the show rates well and Gok consistently delivers boobs so I expect we'll just press on." Housewife Nikki Hollis, who appeared on How To Look Good Naked, said: "When Gok cupped my breasts and referred to them as 'fabulous womanly bangers' it was a real boost to my flagging self-esteem. "Now I know that he's basically Sid James in Dior glasses I feel less positive about the experience. "My husband will be furious. He's a closet gay who really fancies Gok."

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Apple Day october 21st Apple Day is an annual celebration, held on October 21 each year, of apples and orchards. It is celebrated mainly in the United Kingdom. Apple Day was initiated by C o m m o n Ground in 1990 and has been celebrated in each subsequent year by people organizing hundreds of local events. Common Ground describe the day as a way of celebrating and demonstrating that variety and richness matter to a locality and that it is possible to effect change in your place. Common Ground has used the apple as a symbol of the physical, cultural and genetic diversity we should not let slip away. In linking particular apples with their place of origin, they hope that orchards will be recognized and conserved for their contribution to local distinctiveness, including the rich diversity of wild life they support. Apple Day events can be large or small, from apple games in a garden to large village fairs with cookery demonstrations, games, apple identification, juice and cider, gardening advice, and of course many hundreds of apple varieties. More recently Apple Day has evolved into a weekend event, usually taking place on the Saturday and Sunday closest to Oct. 21st although a number of venues now simply use the term Apple Day for their own events which can take place anywhere in the second half of October. The first Apple Day was on October 21, 1990 in Covent Garden, London.

Health benefits from apples We all know that old adage about an apple a day keeping the doctor away, but did you know that apples are fabulous for beautifying our complexions? They are! The alpha-hydroxy fruit acids in apples are the greatest for sloughing off old tired skin so the fresh skin underneath can be revealed, and their pectin firms and tightens saggy skin–as well as healing inflammations and smoothing fine wrinkles.

For Teeth and Breath The pectin in apples helps to neutralize food odors, so the next time you have garlic or onions, have an apple for dessert! The fibres also serve as a natural dental floss. Honey of an Apple Glow Mask This one really wakes up a dull complexion and it’s fun, too! This formula combines the magical apple with sweet honey, a great humectant–meaning it will bring moisture to your skin. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cored apple 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon dried sage Pulse ingredients in a food processor, combining well. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes. Apply this mixture to a clean face. With your fingertips, begin gently patting your face. Continue until the mixture feels very, very sticky–this will bring the blood to the surface of your skin, making it glow. Rinse with warm water. To Reduce Wrinkles and Inflammation Grate an unripe apple and apply to clean skin to heal and improve the appearance of fine wrinkles or inflammation. Allow pulp to remain on skin for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Oily Skin/Acne Healing Mask Mix equal parts grated raw apple (or unsweetened applesauce) and honey. Apply mixture to a clean face and allow to remain on skin for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water. To Reduce Eye Puffiness Mix 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce with one small grated raw potato. Lie down and apply to eyes, covering with a warm damp washcloth, if desired. Allow to remain on for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Autumn Magic Facial Mask This formula soothes and nourishes skin and nerves, and provides gentle exfoliating action. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cored apple, peeled and grated 1 tablespoon rolled oats 1 teaspoon cream 1 teaspoon honey Combine all ingredients thoroughly. Apply to clean face, massaging gently, and allow mixture to remain on skin for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Apples are mentioned in ancient literature as magical fruits sacred to many goddesses. Now it’s autumn and the apples are round and ripe, ready to be picked so you can be a Goddess of Beauty with their help. Find out apples’ secrets here–and learn why they’re also great for your teeth and breath!

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McDonalds staff patiently explain calorie count is not price tag STAFF at McDonalds are to spend the next three years patiently explaining that the number next to the photo of the food is the calorie count, not the price. The burger giant has introduced the calorie information for God knows what reason, but insists it is absolutely vital that customers understand what these numbers mean. A spokesman said: "Our dizzying array of top quality pulped animals already causes long hold-ups at the tills. We need to find a quick and efficient way of explaining that a Chicken Legend does not cost ÂŁ535. "Because when we've done that we will then have to explain what a calorie is to someone who doesn't know what a cow is. And that takes blooming ages." He added: "We have set out a three year timetable because you know as well as I do that most of these simians will need to be told at least 500 times." Emma Bradford, who emerged from the Doncaster branch of McDonalds smeared with cheese and mayonnaise, said: "They said it were number of cows in it or summat. "I thought cows were the size of dogs, but turns out they must be the size of peas." Bradford's companion, Roy Hobbs, who has had it explained to him 15 times, thus far, added: "Am not payin' four hundred and ninety pound for a burger." Supermarket forced to withdraw advert featuring happy customers A TELEVISION advert for Tesco featuring cheerful humans roaming its aisles is misleading, a watchdog has ruled. The 30-second commercial shows relaxed, attractive humans strolling around the supermarket, selecting products in a carefree and composed manner with no underlying murderous intent. A spokesman for the Advertising Standards Authority said: "To portray any supermarket visit as anything other than unbridled misery is a foul distortion. "The reality is angry, dishevelled humans dragging their post-work carcasses around coldly-lit aisles, torn between their hatred of the massive soulless food containment unit and each other as they clutch their trolleys with white-knuckled hands. "The typical demographic mix is single men in work clothes buying cereal for their dinner, parents of marauding children buying them Pixar DVDs in the vain hope they'll chill out for five minutes, and weirdos. "A visit inevitably ends with joining the slowest-moving queue and obsessively edging the plastic tobleroneesque divider thing ever-closer to the preceding shopper's stuff in the vain hope it'll somehow accelerate the process and get you out the door a nanosecond

Childhood eating disorders may be caused by shit food, say experts CHILDHOOD eating disorders may be caused by giving them plate after plate of food that is just shit, experts have claimed. Researchers found that children as young as seven are looking down at their breadcrumbed abattoir scrapings and deciding to watch television while chewing a sock. Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute For Studies, said: "Many people seem to think that eight year-olds are flicking through Vogue and comparing themselves unfavourably to a six-foot Amazon modelling shoes on a yacht. "I think it's more likely that they're being served dinners that don't change even slightly from kitchen to toilet. Say what you like about kids eating their own bogies but at least they're not full of hydrogenated salt and transmashed poultry beak." Eating disorders have also risen sharply amongst wealthier families in direct correlation to the decline in parents telling their offspring that they can either eat their dinner or wear it like a hat. Tests showed that middle-class children who were not indulged as fussy eaters soon regained their appetite when told their tasty meal of fresh meat and vegetables would be spending the evening either in their stomach or rammed playfully into their Xbox. But the majority of cases still came from amongst the country's poorest children, where the average meal's main source of vegetable was the ketchup in the 'serving suggestion' photograph. Brubaker added: "Anyone doubting our findings should pop into their local Iceland. It's like a David Cronenberg film about a psychotic vet." more quickly." A Tesco spokewoman said: "Our customers are treated well and occasionally smile. Our stores are not like Lidl where everything's on palettes like an aid shipment. "Or Waitrose, where the self-satisfaction permeates the air with a greenish organic haze. "Basically they are no more inhumane than most aspects of modern life."

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Smaller 100 % (Default) Medium 125 % Larger 150 % 4. Press Apply.. Now just Log Off and Login and there you have your brand new look for your Windows 7. This trick is very helpful for people who have very large monitors like 20" or 22" flat screen LCDs or even large CRTs..The icons start appearing lot bigger and better and more comfortable for operations.

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Sudoku doesn't require any special math skills or calculations. It is a simple and fun game of logic -- all that's needed is brains and concentration. 1. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each row. 2. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each column. 3. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each 3x3 box. 4. A complete Sudoku puzzle contains the numbers 1 through 9 in every row, column, and 3x3 box. This month, one with difficult classification as difficult.

The Still Rockin Show on 107.3 fm Saturdays at 3pm and Sunday at 11pm An hour of Music and Information In English

You “The audience” are the most important part of the program. Your input is crucial in making the show complete. Please please join in and send your request to me. TEXT TO 617 162 264 EMAIL norman@normanjay,net Regards Norman Jay

Your voice on the radio, ? got something to say ?

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CAR BOOT | last Sunday of every month 10am-1pm. stalls 5€. Refreshments, Camping St Jordi, Platje Ayellanes, L'Ampolla Tel 679 115 247 •CAR BOOT SALE | 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month. Situated Hipaca Escornalbou, Vilanova D'Escornalbou. Arrive 9am starts 10am. Bar & restaurant- no fresh produce allowed! Contacts: Cosme on 620215772 or Silvia 665159781 •CAR BOOT SALE | first and third Sunday every month C/ Garcia Restaurant Braseria Can Palomo MORA LA NOVA. Tel Jackie 679741254 •DELTA CLASSICS-CLASSIC CAR MEETING 1st FRIDAY of every month 6PM Bar "Casals" Avda San Jordi, El Perelló. Call for more details and events: 678 718 446. •MASONIC GROUP | Logia de San Jorge A new English speaking lodge of Freemasons approved by GLE, has been established in this area. if you would like more information please telephone Edward Ward on 977416476 (Tarragona area) or Les Beech on 678357713 (Castellon area). logiadesanjorge@yahoo.co.uk •EL PERELLO FREESIA GROUP (working for cancer charities) The next El Perello Bookstall will be held at the Homogenic bar 10am until 1pm on: Saturday 1st, 15th and 29th October. More information by phoning Janet on

L' Ampolla

Next to the train station

"Bar Estacion Jamming"

Every other Wednesday night from 7pm jamming session at the bar bring an instrument and join in the fun

Call for details: 977 460 387 PHOENIX GROUP | set up for women by women to offer friendship, support and practical help. Meetings every second Tuesday of each month @ Bar Calxic (opposite Cinema Victoria), El Perelló @ 3 p.m. All welcome. Contact Marge on 977 267 779 or 689 608 611

CAR BOOT SALES / MERCADILLO Every Sunday EARLY EVENING UNTIL DARK!! 4pm Until Dark. Every Sunday Evening until further notice. Furniture - fridges - cookers - pictures - pots, pans & old tin cans - you name it and we will get it.

Car Park Free, to Look Free and Stalls 4 EUROS! no food or drinks without permission

At Mora Caravans C12, km 61 Mora La Nova to Ginestar road

Call Ken or Bev on 977 400 375 or 659 418 317 or 660 584 222

NOTE to Buyers & Sellers We at Mora Caravans have the right to refuse entry. 977902603 or 608610589. Christmas Fair which will be on Saturday 3rd December at the School of Music, El Perelló. •Cof E CHURCH SERVICES | The services are on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Wednesday of every month in the Parish Church in L'Ampolla at 12;30. All are welcome, followed by Menu del dia lunch (optional) Enquiries: 977 593 219. The Anglican Congregation of St Christopher's, Costa Azahar -5, Plaza Primero De Mayo,Vinaros-Services 10am. every Sunday. Also other activities i.e. Thursdays, a "Drop. In" morning from 11.a.m.- 1.00 p.m. to meet for a coffee & a chat. Paul Needle can be contacted on 964 761 641 or mobile 662 482 944 or e-mail paulneedle@aol.com for pastoral needs.

IESG-INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH SPEAKING

GROUP Meetings are held at 6.30 pm on the second Thursday of each month (except for August) at:- Edificio Bahia Blanca, C/Paisos Catalans, 74, L’Ametlla de Mar. More information? Either tel: 977267418 or e-mail: iesglametlla@gmail.com. BADMINTON CLUB -"Intermediate Badminton Club continues to meet every Tuesday from 11.30am to 1pm from now until Christmas. If you have reached a good club level of play in the past please come and give us a try. Experienced players are always welcome. For more info please contact Marian on 697 353 914". New Beginners group every Friday 11.30 to 1pm starting 23rd September. 50cents per person, all welcome, further info from Chris 638 191 128

LINE DANCING | Join us for an afternoon's Line dancing. Just bring a drink and a smile. Thursdays 3-5pm at the School of Music in El Perelló. First 1/2 hour dedicated to beginners. Good exercise for the legs and jaws! More details from Irene 630 115 006 or Jo-Ann 634 495 572. We restart on 22 September. “YOGA DAY OUT WITH A DIFFERENCE” If you enjoy yoga and the company of like-minded women, why not join us for a day out with a difference? The yoga is held at the Town Hall in La Galera from 11am to 1pm and is led by Pamela Sharp, Yoga Teacher & Reiki Master, who has lived and practised in Spain for 35 years. Pam is an excellent teacher and always does something different. We never know what to expect, but it’s always fun! After yoga we normally go to a local restaurant for lunch, where the food is excellent and very good value for money. The whole day usually costs about €20 and will definitely be no more than €25.00. It is usually held on the first Friday of the month starting again on Friday 7th October, so if you are interested please ring Jeanette Lane for further information & to secure a place (at least one week before) on 977 477 042 or 686 292 823. THE READING CLUB where an English spoken person reads a short English story- members consist of Spanish, Irish and English. We will meet in October, the 17th, Jenny Walker will read for us the last chapter of The Pearl, by John Steinbeck., 19:30 pm, Marcel.li Domingo Public Library, Tortosa.

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GENERAL FOR SALE Julio (Manu Chao), bassguitar and vocals: Nico, drums: Pep

SOLAR PANELS 135 WATT | 12v, new 300 euro. Tel 658 874 751

(The 4 Legends). Info and bookings: Please call 977 265 018

VAN WITH SPACE | available going to Manchester area via

or 630 583 102. www.theplanband.com

Dover end Oct - early Nov. For further details call 685 340 065

“CLOVER” folk, blues, pop and rock n’ roll band | Info and

THREE SEATER INFLATABLE CANOE | cost 500 accept

bookings: 977 265 018 or 686 066 707

150, KANGO HAMMER | with transformer 120 euros, MENS

NEW STAINLESS STEEL SPLASH GUARD | to fit range

MOUNTAIN BIKE | Raleigh 25 euros call 686 569 637.

cooker type €30. Call 977 059 364.

2 OF 4 DRAW SOLID PINE CHEST OF DRAWS | not cheap

SWIMMING POOL LIGHTS | new only 60€. call 629 010 529

pine were 179£ each, 60 euro each. OAK BUREAU | 35euro.

or 626 876 738

4'-6" BED | excellent cond just used for visitors mattress

“The Plan” new Pop-Rock-Funk band!! Keyboards and vocals:

RUGS

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Marks |

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portable

cost

burgundy, 250

new

25€.

AIR

perfect 150euros. EXTENDING LADDERS | aluminium not

take

60€.

cheap make 40euros. LOTS OF TOOLS | for sale, 977 050

MICROWAVE | digital silver 40€. CHESTS | 6 draw 30€ + 2x 2

104 mob 669 539 676

drawer 10€ each. OFFICE DESK | 50€. 4 DRAW FREEZER

WHEELCHAIR | folds for easy storage, self propelling,

| 60€. Call 688 632 359

with removable deep cushion and new tyre pump. In good

2 SETTEES | 2 seater + 3 seater, terracotta & brown speck,

condition. 100 Euros ono. Tel: 977 824 575 or 697 166 264

400€ or separate, buyer collects. Call 691 036 872

WOOD BURNING CORNER STOVE | with oven above.

SAMSUNG 32inch COLOUR TV | including sky box (no card),

Excellent condition, as new, door seals replaced, H97 D68

150€. COMPUTER DESK | excellent condt., large with 3

W70. 470 Euros, Can deliver locally, Tel; 669 346 642

drawers. Call 691 036 872

GUITARIST/SINGER | looking for other guitarist to make duet

GENERATOR | brand new, 4 stroke petrol, 2.2kva. 295€ Tel

playing covers/original - pop/rock/folk. Mora la Nova area.

628 283 861

Contact Matthew at matthewbullock2@hotmail.com

MS230 15INCH STIHL CHAINSAW | 120€. F922 FERVE 12V

Anyone interested in forming a Bob Dylan Tribute band

55AMP BATTERY CHARGER | on wheels 130€. Phone 977

with aim of gigging in Catalunya/Spain. Guitarist, bass and

057 070 / 630 461 309

drummer needed. Contact Matthew at matthewbullock2@

KCC335 SEVYLOR 2 SEAT INFLATABLE CANOE | with

hotmail.com

pump/paddles and 4 life jackets 200€. 3 BEACH CHAIRS |

LARGE HEAVY DUTY CAGE | 6ft wide x 6ft long x 5ft high,

30€. 2 ELECTRIC FANS | 1 table and 1 standard 40€. Phone

ideal chickens, dogs 100€. Tel Carol 626 816 349 (Ginestar)

977 057 070 / 630 461 309

DUE TO EMIGRATING | Small successful finca business for

SECOND HAND BABY GIRL CLOTHES | (baby gros, dresses,

sale lock stock or split, renting Mongolian yurt and tipi for

trousers, hats), baby equipment and baby toys (teddies, dolls

glamorous camping everything included website etc, First

etc). Used, in good condition. Offers accepted,tel:646 198034

year but is a popular new trend in rural tourism, approx 7000€,

ALMOND HUSKING MACHINE | Excellent working order.

Generators 5.5 kwh as new honda petrol 400€, solar panels

L'Ampolla area. 375€. Call 977 092 090 mob. 659 288 608

200w as new 350€, large compressor sip 12cfm little use

TOMTOM GO700 | satnav EU maps, 90€ono. NAVMAN

350€, ifor williams 3.5 ton 12ft flatbed with removable curtain

ICN510 SATNAV | 2010 EU maps, 60€ono. BLACK & DECKER

side top 1500€ good tyres, converted library bus motorhome

ELECTRIC STRIMMER | 20€ono. Tel/text: 653516183.

awning, toilet shower, towbar etc 3500€, 2.8td 1994 range

2 TELEVES 800MM SATELITE DISHES | 1 with single LNB

rover classic make good off-roader 1400€, Call 699 106 951

25euros. 2nd without LNB 20euros. 677 613 736. ROTAVATOR | 2 speed very powerful. 4, 6 or 8 tines wide, nearly new 450 euros. Call Barry 977 267 941 GAS BOTTLES | 25 euros each call Barry 977 267 941 GENERATOR | diesel 6.5kva Taiguer- Hyundai. As new + under warranty. 1200€. Call 642 243 711

VAN SPAIN-UK-SPAIN Van going to UK first week October and returning second week. All shopping done at very competitive rates Asda, Tesco, Screw Fix, what ever you want I can shop for you and deliver back to Spain.

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subject to space ist OAK DINING TABLE | & 6 leather chairs 120€. TUMBLE DRYER | 70€, FRIDGE FREEZER | 70€. Call Carol (Ginestar) 626 816 349

ANIMALS

WEANERS | ready for sale from 10th October. 50euros each. Phone Anna 618 890 819

MOBILE HOMES FROM 800 EUROS. Mobiles on campsites from 11000€. Want to sell your mobile? Contact Shaun 629 743 327. info@icasl.net www.icasl.net

WANTED

WILLERBY STATIC MOBILE HOME | 28ft 2 bed, H/C

WANTED DOOR AND 2 WINDOWS | Call 977 059 420 or

water, very good condition, shower, toilet, h/c water etc. 3800€ Call 656 428 568

660 823 423

SERVICES

WANTED CONTAINER | call 626 876 738 or 629 010 529 WANTED VARIOUS | rustic, antique, wood, old, restoration

HARDWOOD LOGS | for sale inc delivery.

furniture & fittings: doors, tables, shelves, sinks, tiles, kitchen

Tel/text: 653 516 183.

equipment, furnishing, good quality white goods. Email pics

GUITAR LESSONS | Only 15€ for 45 minutes. Call Nico on 977 265 018 or 686 066 707

casa@wideblue.co.uk mob 653 186 446 WANTED | floorboards, railway sleepers, any building

TRANSLATIONS and INTERPRETATION SERVICE |

materials must be free or very cheap please call 666 953 294

(English/Spanish) FLIX AREA: 676 742 500

"WANTED, BOOKS AND SELLABLE ITEMS for carboots to raise money for local dogs´homes. Please call W E N D Y 637 981 158" I am pleased to say so far 231euros have been raised so thanks to all !!!

CARPENTER & JOINER WITH GENERAL BUILDING SKILLS | 30 years experience in UK, based El Perello/ L'Ametlla. Call Dave 658 355 929 ENGLISH MECHANIC - Basic servicing, maintenance and repairs. Tel: 977 407 990. mob. 699 396 053

WANTED VOLUNTEERS | help needed to look after the abandon dogs at ARCA near Tortosa. Please call Mave 678 975 816 if you can offer any assistance. Plus anyone interested in organising some fund raising for the dogs would be must appreciated. PLEASE HELP

GENERAL BUILDER

VEHICLES / MOBILE HOMES/BOATS

DRIVER WITH LARGE VAN | Making regular trips between

Tractor KIOTI DK50 | Excellent condition, 2005 model but

Spain & England via France. Willing to transport goods to

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Over

25

years

experience.

Registered legal builder in Catalunya over 5 years. Bricklaying, plastering, tiling, plumbing, electrics, roofing etc. Tel. Jonathan 699 396 053

only 220 hours of work. 9995,00 euro Tel 658874751 FLIX

& from Spain.

51 PLATE LEXUS 300RX | MOT, taxed to end Nov. 4x4

Tel: 977 477 367 or 655 340 596

auto. Offers 3000€, may take Spanish car in P/X. Available

MISS SHOPPING IN UK STORES | Why not buy in English

end October Tel. 688 632 359

stores. Have your goods delivered to our UK address and

1997 PEUGEOT 106 | Spanish reg. 1.5 diesel, good runner,

you collect from our local address in Spain. For as little as

full ITV, €1200 o.n.o.. Call 618 461 079

10€. terms & conditions apply. 0034 977 477 367

SMART CAR ( PULSE ) | automatic 01/07/1999 Spanish reg. ( G plate ). Imported from Germany very clean with low mileage, aircon, very easy to drive/park, fast and economical, just passed itv. and taxed, ready to drive " Special offer 1950€ " contact Mike Allen 627 196 741 or m.allen620@hotmail. co.uk, car is in Miami area

FLOOR & WALL TILER | Domestic or commercial. References available. Call Mark 686 069 923

RENTALS, PROPERTY FOR SALE contd. page 36 FLAT TO RENT FROM 09/12/11 MORA D'EBRE | 1 large, 1 small, bedrooms. Bathroom. Large kitchen. Another room (possible 3rd bedroom) leading to terrace. 300 Euros/month. 677 613 736.


property for sale or rent by owner

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Country Home For Sale in Los Barrios, Cadiz Spain 750,000€+OFFERS. Unbelievable value has good holiday rental business with a separate cottage and apartment as well as an outstanding family home . Reduced by 400,000 euros for quick sale because of family health problems. Country house situated on a private estate in a nature reserve, only 20 minutes from Sotogrande Polo fields and Valderamma and San Roques Golf courses. ENQUIRIES : 956 236 068 or 657 629 118 or email : info@ theolivepress.eu

FIRA DEL BANDOLER I FESTA DEL REMEI D’ALCOVER 07/10/2011 - 9/10/201 Alcover has an important link with banditry since the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when it was in the heart of bandit activities. This activity in Alcover had two opposing sides: the gizzard and the vultures. The rise of banditry coincides with a time of economic revival of the village, which translates into an architectural and urban transformation, cultural, economic and, among other things, the party and traditional culture. For further information: www.alcover.cat SITGES FILM FESTIVAL 6-16 OCTOBER 2011 SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is the number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression

MOBILE HOMES FROM 800 EUROS. Mobiles on campsites from 11000€. Want to sell your mobile? Contact Shaun 629 743 327. info@icasl.net www.icasl.net NEW FIVE STAR RESIDENTIAL PARK. Close to San Jordi and 10 minutes from the coast at Vinaros. Large plots from €170 per month. English, Spanish & German spoken. Full range of amenities. Call 964 412 645

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Jim Love's House for sale. Retirement forces change| 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room. Mains electricity. Mains water (drinking). Telephone line available. Air conditioning. 15 mins walk to centre of town. Land for cultivation, also olives & almonds. Not a palace, hence the price. In the region of 90,000€. Call 628 308 140 FOR SALE, 2 plots of land l'Ametlla de Mar excellent situation and access just off the N340 going into the village of L'Ametlla. Clean flat land with olive trees and carobs. Adjacent properties have mains electric and mains water. Sea and mountain views Totally fenced in, just 2km from L'Ametlla de Mar. Plot 1 approx 6600 m2 only 39,500 euros Plot 2 approx 4500 m2 only 34,500 euros. Call to view or more details: 977 059 420 or 660 823 423

with the most media impact in Catalonia. With a solid experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world. Born in 1968 as the 1st International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies, today the Festival is an essential rendezvous for movie lovers and audiences eager to come into contact with new tendencies and technologies applied to film and the audiovisual world. http://sitgesfilmfestival. com/eng/festival/editorial October 12 - Spain's National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España, national - also called Día de la Hispanidad) With the advent of democracy in Spain, 12 October, a date that commemorates the discovery of America by Cristobal Colon in 1492, became the National Day of Spain. 12 October 1492 marks the emergence of a large Spanish speaking community of more than 350 million people who share language, values, and traditions.


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