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ANOTHER PUERTO COLÓN? Views split over 52m euro marina plan

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multi-million euro plan to create a new luxury marina between El Duque and La Caleta is already splitting public opinion.

Supporters say it would be hugely beneficial to the area and will create and safeguard jobs, as well as being good for the economy of Adeje. But residents of La Caleta, the local business community and surfers claim a new port off the beach of La Enramada would bring “more bad than good things” and a platform has been set up to spearhead opposition. Others, including Adeje council and Tenerife Cabildo, are reserving judgement at this stage until the full extent of the plans are revealed and the general public gets the chance to comment. The very latest news is that the group “No al Puerto de La Enramada” (“No to the port of La Enramada”) has formally

“We know speed traps!” Seeing red over brochures T WEETS and Facebook comments are telling motorists where speed traps are in Tenerife and it’s not fair, says the Civil Guard.

One particular site has gained more than 15,000 followers in just eight months and even goes so far as to show pictures of the unmarked police

cars and the faces of officers. This is regarded as “antisocial”, detrimental to road safety and also a hinderance to officers who have to book a

certain number of drivers to achieve their bonus. The Civil Guard is also concerned because people are breaching the law by posting pictures of road accidents on the net, rather than immediately going to help victims.

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HE image of the south of Tenerife is being dented, this time by publicity brochures strewn across the roads and pavements like rubbish.

The hotel employers’ association has already commented on the lack of sun-beds and umbrellas on a popular beach in Los Cristianos and the striking lifeguards, saying it does nothing to enhance the tourist destination. Now, Ashotel is asking for a clampdown on leaflets which end up on the streets, creating a messy and dirty environment. The organisation blames indiscriminate distribution and suggests that even the advertisers who run the tours doubt the legality of the situation. Ashotel has asked all municipalities in the south where this practice happens to tighten up the rules and take enforcement action.

asked the Mayor to reject the proposal and has started to collect signatures. So far, the Mayor says they will simply “look and listen” and will then make a decision and judgement. Five years ago, Adeje council rejected a similar scheme but there are strong indications from the employers’ association Ashotel and the South Business Circle that they are in favour of a revival. The Canary Port Authority has revealed that a private company is waiting in the wings to invest more than 50 million euros in creating a marina for pleasure boats and luxury yachts. It would cover an area of 131,000 square metres and have about 730 moorings. La Caleta fears the identity of the picturesque village will disappear once and for all and will have an adverse effect on sea life, especially as the area is within an EU protected zone. They point out that there is a marina just a mile away at Puerto Colón so why would anyone want another? La Enramada is the beach adjacent to the main La Caleta beach and locals say it is wellused by all ages and is an important amenity. The impact of emissions from boats is also feared and surfers say the huge waves which make La Caleta perfect for this sport will be detrimentally affected. The pressure group set up is said to have representatives of various professions on it, including architects, lawyers, athletes and planners who will fight to retain the identity of the village and not see Adeje turned into “the new Miami”. Continued on page 2.


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EATING OUT & ABOUTA

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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CONTACTS

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Another Puerto Colón Residents also dismiss the claims that a new marina would create substanial jobs, saying they would only be “for the rich”. Ashotel and the South Business Circle have suggested this type of facility would be ideal for the south of Tenerife with its four and five star hotels and say the marina at Puerto Colon is full to bursting. They believe another marina would be a complementary facility and would help the resort to stand out from the others. Private funding has also been welcomed. All this, however, is subject to all the criteria being met. It is understood the plan would have to pass a new environmental impact plan and the Port Authority says there will be a public exhibition and consultation period. At the moment, it was just a blueprint which appeared to fit the criteria but there was a “long way ahead” yet.

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Arrests for Icod burglaries

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Fire-fighters win U-turn over budget

WO people have been arrested on suspicion of a succession of house burglaries in Icod de los Vinos.

Police believe they were part of a gang which called door to door on the pretext of being from a reputable company. When they found no-one in, they would later break in, stealing items such as cash, jewellery and computer equipment. One of the people arrested lives locally, the other in Puerto de la Cruz.

SCAM DETECTED

Warning over pop concert tickets

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PANISH police have issued a warning to anyone purchasing pop concert tickets to be absolutely sure of their authenticity.

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The alert follows the arrest of four people on the mainland, all Spanish and aged between 19 and 32, for a scam involving manufacture of false tickets and their sale over the internet. When homes were searched in Córdoba, they found admission tickets already waiting to be sold for concerts by a wellknown boy band in the summer of 2014. Police say this criminal activity is also seriously dangerous because it could mean substantial overcrowding at concerts and

crowd safety, as well as defrauding authentic selling agents. The gang had apparently purchased original tickets for concerts and then copied them and sold them on the net. Various printing equipment was seized and computer records showed multiply entries to do with pop concerts in Madrid. Ticket purchases are advised to check with agents if they have any doubts about authenticity and to carefully look at their quality, water-marks, bar code etc.

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IREFIGHTERS in Tenerife who feared serious cuts in 2014 appear to have received better news.

The Canary Government has just announced that it has changed its mind about funding for next year and will provide 1.8 million euros after all. There had been substantial uproar, including from Tenerife Cabildo, following the earlier decision to withdrawn finance from the Fire Consortium. Without the two million euros, firefighters

agreed, their whole future would be threatened. The u-turn was agreed last week following extensive talks, especially during the summer. Tenerife will get most of the funding at 1.8 million euros. It is now expected that the budget for the island’s fire teams will be about the same as in 2013. Negotiations are continuing and the 1.8 million euros could still be increased.

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RANADILLA’S Mayor has expressed delight about Tenerife’s inclusion in the Trans-European Transport Network.

Jaime González Cejas says the availability of grant aid from a pot of nearly 30,000 million euros will be a huge benefit for the municipality and he expects Granadilla to eventually become an international hub between continents. Future investment in infrastructures would also help other projects as well, such as the installation of gas and strengthening of information technology for the industrial estate. In addition, said the Mayor, economic growth would be stimulated and jobs safe-guarded and created.


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BETTER ECONOMY?

Reasons for hope in 2014

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USINESS leaders believe there are serious reasons for optimism over a recovery in the Canary economy.

The Provincial Confederation of Businesses for Santa Cruz de Tenerife (CEOETenerife) says there are good prospects ahead and suggests the economy has come out of the recession during this last quarter. Estimates indicate the economy will grow above forecasts and for 2014, there is likely to be an increase of 1.6%. In the third trimester, the growth of the Canar y economy was 0.3%, four tenths better than the previous one. The CEOE-Tenerife expects 2013 to close with a fall of just 0.4%, two tenths less negative than the previous forecast. This

is due in part to the arrival of more tourists than anticipated in the last part of the year and a corresponding rise in sales. The political instability in Egypt has brought an extra 375,000 foreign tourists who would otherwise have not come to the Canaries and most would be recorded from October to the end of the year. The organisation forecasts an increase of four per cent in foreign tourists for 2013 as a whole and ten per cent up in the final quarter. It is hoped this situation will help with the safeguarding and creation of new jobs and a very slight drop in unemployment during 2014.

Puerto hotels set A star award for for major facelift Tenerife

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HE hotel accommodation in Puerto de la Cruz is all set for a major refurbishment over the next few years.

The consortium behind the town’s new and changing image expects 7,833 tourist beds to be renewed in 2014, 2015 and 2016, almost 37%, and the creation of 329 new ones. At the moment, 26 hotel groups have signed the renewal pledge, representing 30 hotels in total. Of these, three have already started their projects (Tigaiga, Orotava Palace and Vallemar). In the next three years, eight more are expected to begin and there will be three new constructions. A meeting of the consortium revealed that to do all this will cost 123 million euros. Twenty hoteliers attended the press conference at which

Consortium and Cabildo president, Carlos Alonso stressed how much Puerto needed the change happening now and in the future. In recent years, there had been 61 projects, worth over 35.2 million euros. Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ricardo Fernández de la Puente said the Canar y Government would support entrepreneurs who wanted to renovate their establishments. He said they worked with financial institutions to provide credit. Ashotel president, Jorge Marichal stressed the importance of the renewal plan and its central role in bringing Puerto to the place it deserved to be.

CANARY PIONEER

Tegueste market retains award

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EGUESTE market remains the only one in the Canary Islands to have the ISO 9001 quality standard.

The award has just been renewed for a further year following a vigorous inspection and external audit. Market manager, Juan Luis Sosa said this would help to strengthen its image and ensure quality for customers. The farmers’ market celebrated its ninth anniversary in July and promotes fresh, quality and local produce direct from the producer to the consumer. It also has an artistan section and prides itself on being a meeting place, as well as helping to preserve traditions.

RISING CASES

Homeless still living on streets

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NE of Tenerife’s leading charities has denounced the homeless situation on the island.

Cáritas says the number of people living rough on the streets is growing because of the financial crisis and cuts in support means it is unable to help everyone. The charity estimates there are about 200 people living rough on the streets, most of them men over the age of 50. However, it has seen a rise in cases involving young people aged between 18 and 25, single women and immigrants. A lot of the men affected have been in professions and lost their jobs and have been unable to find alternative work or keep their homes. During 2013, Caritas said there were about 500 homeless cases and they helped 70% to find shelter. More and more people were applying for places but they could not cater for them all.

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ENERIFE’S Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been awarded the “Starlight Tourist Destination” and “Starlight Reserve” certificates by the Starlight Foundation, given to places with low light pollution and pristine night-sky conditions, which are considered ideal for stargazing. A “Starlight Tourist Destination” is carefully chosen due to its excellent conditions for stargazing and for offering tourist activities related to this natural resource. On the other hand, a “Starlight Reserve” is a place with a commitment to protect the quality of the night sky and the access to star light. With these credentials, Tenerife strengthens its position as one of the best locations on the planet for stargazing due to its clear dark skies, high altitude and its location close to the Equator – far from tropical storms. The island is used to playing host to “astro tourists” thanks to events such as the Starmus Festival, the next edition of which will be held

in 2014 (dates to be confirmed) and activities including guided stargazing excursions and tours to the Teide Observator y (2,390 metres high). Also, Mount Teide’s cable car has recently introduced a new experience which includes stargazing at sunset while enjoying dinner at 2,000 metres above sea level. Tenerife Cabildo president, Carlos Alonso said: “Astronomy is becoming a more and more popular activity in Tenerife and we are extremely happy that the Teide National Park has achieved the ‘Starlight’ seal, recognising the excellent quality of the island’s skies, which keep attracting tourists and scientists from around the world.”

Sun-bed saga “is a disgrace”

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HE saga over missing sun-beds and umbrellas from one of the busiest beaches in Los Cristianos has been described as “embarrassing and outrageous” by opposition councillors.

It appears progress is being made to sort out the concession once and for all but there have been calls for resignations because of the time which has elapsed since July. Arona council anticipates that a new contract for the running of the sun-bed and umbrella service on the harbour beach will be awarded by the end of the year. Environment councillor, Antonio Sosa admitted it was “a shame” it had taken so long and said it was opposition publicity which had created a bad image for the resort. However, the opposition says he should resign over this issue, as well as the unresolved problem of the striking lifeguards. They believe the absence of sun-beds and hammocks on this beach has cost the municipality some 375,000 euros in lost revenue and created huge losses for restaurants, bars and shops in the surrounding area. The new contract to run the concession has now been put out to tender.


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Gadgets and gizmos!

SCHOOL CONTEST

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DEJE Council is sponsoring a gadget compe tition in schools in the borough

To mark the festival of San Andrés and as part of the ongoing recycling campaign, Adeje council is encouraging children in local schools to take part in a ‘cacharro’ competition. A ‘cacharro’ can be interpreted as a gadget or gizmo, which in this instance should be made from recycled materials, cans, boxes, etc. The competition is co-ordinated by the council’s education department. Children can submit their entries at their local schools between November 15th and 28th. Prizes will be school materials valued at 40, 25 and 15 euros. The feast day of San Andres, on November 30th, is traditionally celebrated with children making as much noise as possible dragging string with empty cans or pots and pans tied together. All children who are currently studying in Adeje’s public schools can take part and all the projects should be made from recycled materials. This year one of the aims of the campaign is also to promote family participation, so parents are encouraged to help the children in primary schools as much as they like. Students in secondary schools should work individually. Initial selections will be made by teams at each of the participating schools, and a maximum of 12 finalists from each centre can go forward for selection. After the voting, all the finalists will be on display at the Adeje Cultural Centre. More details and the rules of the competition can be found on the Adeje website, www.adeje.es

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“CLEAN AND HEALTHY” DEJE’S “clean and healthy” campaign is receiving an excellent reception from local residents.

The message is being relayed door to door by a new team of four, hired through the borough’s job centres. According to councillor for the environment, Esther Rivero Vargas, who is also responsible for the campaign, these four young women met a number of requirements and were chosen as they demonstrated the social skills necessary for engaging with the Adeje public, are from the borough, and were previously on the dole. The four are hired via the company that is contracted to keep Adeje clean, Ascan Torrabonaf, and will spend the

next six months calling at the homes of Adeje residents discussing the campaign with them, giving them the latest information on the benefits of recycling, the types of rubbish to be placed in each of the different coloured containers placed all over the borough and the plusses of a cleaner town. They are also discussing the duties and benefits of pet ownership. Before they began their borough-wide information drive, all four received training in a number of aspects to help them impart the information in the best and most accessible manner possible.

Biggest-ever haul of speed in Canaries LEVEN people were arrested during the biggest-ever seizure of speed in the Canary Islands.

Adeje’s door-to-door campaign message

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They began their work in Callao Salvaje, where just a few weeks ago Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, held a public meeting with residents in the zone, and at which the information team were presented, This was followed by a public meeting in Playa Paraíso and last week at Miraverde. Over the coming

months, all the zones within the borough will host meetings and be visited by the very friendly information team! As well as presenting residents with the information booklet, they will also let residents know where they can download more information on the campaign in English, French and German.

The cache of speed was also the fifth largest detected in Spain as the haul amounted to 14 kilos. In addition to this, police found 1.5 kilos of cocaine, a small amount of hashish and 125 kilos of substances to mix with drugs such as caffeine and phenacetin. The raids also led to the seizure of two hydraulic presses, moulds, a vehicle, a computer, audiovisual equipment and more than 10,500 euros. The eleven people were arrested in Las Palmas on Gran Canaria and are believed to be members of a gang dedicated to the introduction and distribution of drugs in the

islands. Police said their investigations began a year ago following information that a number of Spanish and South American citizens were engaged in drug peddling. The drugs were smuggled in by air or sea, often using “human mules” or hiding the drugs in vehicles with false compartments. Once in the Canaries, the drugs were distributed to several homes where labratories had been set up. When the eleven were brought initially before a judge, he ordered that ten of them should be remanded in custody.

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EPRESENTATIVES of wine cellars from across La Orotava have united to discuss their future.

A working meeting was held in the town hall, chaired by the Mayor Francisco Linares. All agreed it had been very positive, with the bodegas presenting their future challenges and needs of the sector. Also present were councillors representing agriculture, land and planning. All parties agreed to try and implement all measures possible to boost the wine sector.


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SPANISH FRAUD

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

Benefit warning after couple dupe officials

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couple in their 60s have been prosecuted after lying about their Spanish home in order to claim a string of UK benefits including a council house.

Dream comes true for Dzogchen master

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HE master of the ancient Dzogchen teachings, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu saw his dream of building a global meeting place come true.

Together with the Mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, he officially presented what will be the international Dzamling Gar, global centre of the Dzogchen international community, to the public. Also attending the inaugural ceremony were Francisco Diez de Velasco, professor at La Laguna University, Joelle Schneider, a representative of Karma Ling (France), Benedetta Tagliabue, the architect and president of the Enric Miralles Foundation and Giovanni Boni, engineer with Meriling SL, as well as many local representatives and over 100 followers of these teachings. This new international centre, located in Playa Paraíso, will host representatives of the Gars, or centres of teaching and practise of the principles of the association, which are located throughout the world. The development of this centre will see the realisation of the dream of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche to have a Global Gar, a place where the entire Dzogchen community can met and work together in harmony. This Gobal Gar will be a centre of study and practice for the world-wide Dzogchen community as well as a centre for the

promotion of the mission of ASIA-Onlus, a nongovernmental organisation, and the Shang Shung Institute which works to preserve the Tibetan culture for future generations. This new teaching centre bring practices from Tibet along with other philosophical and religious ideologies already existing in the borough which, according to the mayor “are helping us to become the epicentre of a society in which peaceful and equitable co-existence is both the backbone and the springboard for a positive future.” Dzogchen master, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, told the guests: “I came to this island for the first time two years ago and discovered a most agreeable place with openminded and peaceful people and the localisation of our centre here will allow our global community come together to work for the wellbeing of humanity and all the individuals that are part of it.” Today the Dzogchen teachings have ten Gars or centres for the teaching of Dzogchen principles all over the world, in countries such as Italy, the United States of America, Russia, Mexico, Russia, the Ukraine, Romania, Argentina, Venezuela and Australia. Here the plan is to build a meeting place for people who are part of these centres and other smaller hubs called Lings, as well as being a centre for the preservation and dissemination of Tibetan culture.

The married couple from Wokingham fraudulently claimed over £16,000 in UK benefits. They failed to declare to benefit officials that the wife was in fact the owner of a luxury apartment in Torrevieja in Alicante province, where they both lived until they moved back to the UK in 2010. After their return to Britain, the pair claimed a string of benefits including pension credit and housing and council tax benefit, whilst keeping details of the Spanish property and a private NHS pension a secret from benefit officials. They even applied for and were granted a council property, claiming they had nowhere else to live. As a result of failing to declare their true circumstances to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), they were sentenced at Reading Magistrates Court to a 12 month community order with 240 hours unpaid work, as well as being ordered to pay

back the benefit they had received fraudulently and a further £1,235 to cover the cost of the investigation. Julie Holland of Wokingham Borough Council’s business assurance team, who helped bring the fraudsters to justice, said: “With such a high demand for social housing and with taxpayers’ money being so tight, it is vitally important that we make sure that council houses and public money only go to those who really need it. “Every council property that goes to the wrong person costs the council tax payers of Wokingham Borough an extra £18,000. We will continue to go after fraudsters who think they can cheat the system and get away with it.” Investigators say if you suspect someone of committing benefit fraud in Spain, call the free and confidential fraud hotline in Spain on 900 55 44 40 or fill in the form at www.dwp.gov.uk/benefitthieves-spain.

TAUCHO FALL

Helicopter rescue for paraglider

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HE emergency helicopter had to be called in to rescue a paraglider after a fall in Taucho.

The accident happened in a difficult area to access by land because it was on a hillside. Rescuers descended from the helicopter and picked up

the injured paraglider and his kite. The man, who had suffered a broken leg, was evacuated to the heliport in Adeje and then by ambulance to hospital.


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Major accolade for Los Abrigos restaurant

LOS ROQUES DELIGHT

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OS Roques restaurant in Los Abrigos has been chosen as the fifth best restaurant in the whole of Spain in the Fine Dining category of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards 2013. The annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards acknowledge the world’s finest hotels and restaurants. The accolades come from real travellers who have direct experience of the establishments. Los Roques co-owner Peter Borg said: “As a team of just six working in a small independent restaurant, we are pleased and proud to receive this award, being listed amongst such national gastronomical stars as El Celler de Can Roca, Martin Berasategui

and Arzak. It’s a credit to the whole team and means a great deal to all of us, most especially because it is based on the recommendations of our customers.” Andrew Day and Peter Borg left behind their office-based careers and central London home in 2004 to do something different. Their zeal for dining out led them to create Los Roques from the customer point of view, based on all their own dining experiences around the world. They now have a smallho-

lding in Tenerife and even grow some of the produce used in the restaurant. Both are very hands on, running, maintaining and working in the restaurant daily. The restaurant has outstanding coastal views and modern interior. The overall impression is fine dining but the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. “People are here for a holiday or for island life” says Peter. “Generally they don’t want something stiff and formal. Most want to chat about food, wine and Tenerife.” Everything served in the restaurant is home-made from mainly local ingredients. Dishes include Prawn Bisque

with Basil Cream, Vegetable Pakora with Raita and Lime Pickle, Oven Baked Sea Bass with Chipotle-scented Italian Bean Stew, and Slow Roast Short-Rib of Beef with Chimichurri. “Gastronomy is a big part of the travel experience and this time we wanted to analyse the tastes of our community for the world’s favourite restaurants” says Blanca Zayas, head of communications for TripAdvisor in Spain. “This year they have highlighted some ama-zing restaurants in popular destinations, but we have also discovered some hidden gems. Excellent service and quality remain the hallmarks of the Travellers’ Choice winners.”

Fisherman hurt in fall

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fisherman who fell on a rocky path had to be rescued by the emergency services.

The man got into difficulties near the beach of Caleta de Las Ventanas, in the municipality of La Matanza de Acentejo. A 1-1-2 call was received about 8.40pm and the fire crew based at La Orotava was alerted to the accident down a path with difficult access whilst the man was fishing. The path was about 30 minutes from the main road and because of the injuries the man had sustained, he was taken on a stretcher to the ambulance. Police and the SUC were also present.

TWO ARRESTED

The silent threat of child abuse

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new operation against child pornography has led to the arrest of two people in the Canary Islands.

The two men were arrested in Fuerteventura and Lanzarote and are being interviewed on suspicion of the exchange and distribution of indecent photographs and videos of young child. Police also believe one of the two might have sexually abused children in his own home and taken videos. Various items were seized, including computer towers, three hard drives, several DVDs and a storage card. All the material is now being analysed. The investigations began about three months ago and involved tracking techniques on the net. A spokesman said people involved in visiting child pornography sites often became abusers. In many cases, the young victims remained silent for years because of fear and threats. Police have stressed their enquiries remain open and they have not ruled out further arrests.

TRANSPORT SUCCESS

Cabildo hails “people power” victory

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EOPLE power has helped to win the day for Tenerife after its inclusion in the European Transport Network was finally approved.

Cabildo president, Carlos Alonso has thanked everyone who was involved in the campaign and successfully persuaded the European Commission to change its mind about the importance of the island’s logistics. There were special thanks for the movement Tenerife se Mueve which championed the campaign and the 30,000 people who signed a protest petition which was submitted

to Brussels. The European Parliament has now confirmed Tenerife is part of the network which means it is eligible for grant aid and assistance which could theoretically run into millions of euros. Sr. Alonso said the victory would not have been possible without the backing of various institutions and the public, as well as political groups.

SUMMER FIRST

Top award for Puerto hotel The Hotel Riu Garoe in Puerto de la Cruz has received a top accolade

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OUR operator Thomson Holidays chose the hotel for a Gold Award Summer 2013.

This summer was the first time the resort had worked with the British market and its first foray into this area was rewarded with this recognition. Puerto’s Mayor, Marcos Brito congratulated the hotel and its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. It promoted not only the hotel but Puerto itself as a holiday destination.

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HE newly-opened Centre for Business Initiatives in Puerto de la Cruz is already helping the unemployed.

Two free courses are taking place, one about health and safety risks in the world of electricity and the other on a similar theme but to do with those who work in the tiled flooring industry. In total, 48 unemployed people are involved, with both courses having a duration of 20 hours. It is hoped to impart new knowledge to the participants which will help them in future job opportunities. The offices and departments of the Local Development Agency of Puerto de la Cruz are already installed in the new CIE which is located on the floor above the municipal market.


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Illegal workshops “repair insurance cars”

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ENERIFE’S insurance association has accused some companies of sending damaged cars to illegal workshops.

The Industrial Association of Automobile Repair Shops has put in a formal complaint about this malpractice which they describe as unfair to the authorised garages and potentially dangerous. Asintra has asked for an urgent meeting with the

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OUNG people in Adeje are to be given a helping hand in their quest to find a job.

With the full backing of the local council, the Red Cross and La Caixa have combined forces to bring the project “Caléndula” to the municipality. This will allow 85 people, including uneducated immigrants and men and women between the ages of 18 to 30, to obtain professional skills through training activities related to the labour market. The programme will run from December 2nd to November 11th. The project is funded 64.2

per cent by Obra Social La Caixa and the rest by the Red Cross. The two organisations were represented by, respectively, director of business for Tenerife South and La Gomera, José Domingo Pinto and provincial president, Carlos Piñero at a ceremony in the Costa Adeje Tourist Development Centre. Sr. Piñero said they had seen the need for the training in Adeje after looking at the employment plan for 2010 to 2013.

Director General of Industry for the Canary Islands, as well as sending a warning letter to Unespa, which is the security industry association. Numerous complaints have apparently been made about what Asintra describes as “this increasing malpractice”. They

say some insurance companies allow cars which have been damaged in accidents to be repaired by workshops which are not on the approved list. Asintra is worried about issues relating to road safety as it does not believe these illegal workshops have the right facilities, warranty or quality. Insurance companies, they

Spray to deter dogs

point out, have a duty to use an authorised workshop only which have all mandatory legal records and licences relating to industrial safety, occupational health and safety, data protection, hazardous waste, etc. At the moment, says Asintra, all authorised dealers can do is to “watch on” as the cranes tow away cars to clandestine garages.

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UGE areas of Las Galletas, El Fraile, La Estrella and Costa del Silencio are being subjected to an early spring-clean.

Between now and Christmas, crews with Arona Council will be out and about cleaning, scrubbing and treating public areas, children’s playgrounds and school zones, as well as street furniture and pavements. The aim of the project, which has a budget of 50,000 euros, is to improve sanitation as well as the general look of the towns. A special repellent is also being sprayed on corners, signposts and lamp standards so that once they have been cleaned, it will deter dogs from using them. The 39-day project, having started on November 14th, will take place between the hours of 6am and 1pm in order to keep disruption and inconvenience down to a minimum.

CONSULAR CAMPAIGN

Drug smuggling: just not worth the risk! A hard-hitting campaign has been launched to warn about the consequences of the use, possession and smuggling of drugs in Spain

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UNDREDS of British nationals are currently locked up in prisons across the globe for drug-related offences, often detained for months without trial and facing distressing living conditions. In Spain, consular staff dealt with over 100 drugrelated arrests last year alone and drugs offences account for approximately three-quarters of the 172 Brits currently on remand or serving sentences in Spain.

Now the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), in conjunction with the charity Prisoners Abroad, is launching the campaign to highlight the consequences dealers in drugs will face.

The zero-tolerance approach of some countries often results in strict penalties which can come as a shock to British travellers. In Spain, offenders may, in some circumstances, be held on remand for over a year before their trial. Even if released on bail, they will be unable to leave the country. Offences that may carry cautions in the UK are often

penalised with long prison sentences overseas. Some drug crimes can lead to even more severe penalties – 33 countries or territories enforce death sentences for drug offences. In Spain, sentences can be as long as 20 years’ imprisonment in the case of hard drugs and up to six years and nine months for soft drugs, with fines of up to six times the value of the drugs.

Prisoners Abroad is currently supporting 84 Britons between the ages of 18 and 30 who are being held in foreign countries for drugs offences – 62 are yet to face a trial. Here in Spain, the consequences of being detained for a drugs offence can be devastating, Will Middleton, Consular Director for Spain, said: “Being sent to prison overseas away from family and friends is ver y distressing and even more so if you don’t speak the language. We see people of all ages

- from youngsters through to pensioners - who have lost their friends, their job, had to give up their studies or had their children taken into care and got into major financial difficulties because they did not think they would get caught. “In the last year alone consular staff in Spain handled over 100 drugrelated cases. If you or someone you know is involved in the illegal drugs trade, then the message is clear – the consequences are simply not worth it.”


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Milestone for gofio and old mill

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OFIO may be used by three-quarters of the households in the Canaries, with a history stretching back decades, but it has only just struck a first. Tenerife Cabildo is delighted to have presented the very first “Tenerife Rural” gofio guarantee mark to a product created by the Tenerife Grain Association

(ACETE) and the old mill La Molineta de La Laguna. Agricultural councillor, José Joaquín Bethencourt said the certification was very important and showed

that the gofio had been made with traditional cereals grown in Tenerife. The Cabildo launched a special project in 2003 to support the rotation of cereals with vegetables following a potato moth blight. ACETE president, Andrés de Souza and mill owner, Vicente Díaz-Guerra both expressed satisfaction with the certification of the gofio which is consumed almost daily in the Canary Islands. The wheat harvest this year has special characteristics which make it particularly suitable for the production of gofio. This was hugely important and popular in the past and was the mainstay of many families. Today, cultivation

is maintained and has even seen a gradual increase in recent years. The crop occupies significant space in locations such as Los Rodeos (La Laguna, La Esperanza) and also in Icod de Alto in Los Realejos, La Orotava, San Juan de la Rambla, Buenavista del Norte and El Tanque. The mill, La Molineta was built in 1866 with a revolutionary technique and has been a pioneer ever since. It was the first in La Laguna to be powered, the first to use packaging machinery and the first to use the internet to sell gofio. This small family company now exports to Germany, the USA and Japan though nothing has been taken away from the traditions.

PUERTO HELP

A “second chance” for young people

A project in Puerto de la Cruz to help young people in disadvantaged situations is proving a great success

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HE local council and the Don Bosco Foundation is working in the area of La Vera, offer ing help, counselling and various courses.

The idea began in October and is already showing positive results, according to the organisers. The help is being offered to young people aged between 16 and 25 who are considered at risk of exclusion or suffering during these difficult times. Regional director of the Foundation, Miguel Ángel Rojas said

it had taken them four years to get into La Vera, adding: “We believe everyone deserves a second chance.” Training is given for potential jobs in industries such as restaurants, bars, food etc as well as how to apply for vacancies, decision-making and so on. Programme co-ordinator, Gioconda Hernández said the young people were responding very positively and had shown great interest in new opportunities. The Mayor, Marcos Brito went along to meet some of the participants who join in on a purely voluntary basis. Interested young people are invited to go along to the “Servicio de Orientación” in Edificio Isla de El Hierro de La Vera, Monday to Friday from 11am to 1pm.

Work continues on Teatro Cine REALEJOS PLEDGE

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NGOING efforts are being made to bring a new lease of life to the Teatro Cine Realejos.

So far, the wiring has been renewed, the problem of water leakage and condensation solved and reconditioning of the stage and scenery space. The project is being carried out by Los Realejos council in association with Dimensión Siete and both the interior and exterior facade on calle San Agustín are being tackled. Culture councillor, Adolfo González said they were very

aware of the historic value of the building but until they could access greater finance, they had to take small actions to continue making use of the cultural space with a constant film programme, theatre, conference and other events. For several years, he said, little had been done to the Teatro Cine and he thanked the tireless work of Dimensión Siete for their help in recent weeks.

Human toll of gang’s criminal dealings

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OLICE say a criminal network involved in prostitution, human trafficking, card cloning, smuggling and business fraud used Spain as a springboard.

A lengthy investigation has led to arrests and a massive haul of stolen goods, including 120 vans packed with stolen products, mostly televisions and alcohol. These were parked in warehouses in Madrid and Valencia whilst awaiting shipment to Nigeria. The value of the items, all gained through illegal means, is put at five million euros and 25 people stand accused in Madrid, Toledo, Cantabria and Palma de Mallorca. Five women who were the subject of human trafficking were also released. One of them was pregnant and was being coerced into having an abortion by a member of the gang. Police say these women were approached in Nigeria with the promise of a better life in Europe. They received false passports and papers and would travel via Mexico or Brazil and then on to Paris where they would stay for a couple of days. From there, they would go by road to Spain where their paperwork would be withdrawn as it was sent back for other women in Nigeria. Rather than finding a new life, however, they were forced to become prostitutes. The gang was involved in numerous other criminal activities such as the sending out of “Nigerian” letters which claimed the recipient had won some money or received an inheritance but would need to send out a deposit first. They also stole or cloned bank cards and hacked into business internet forums to eavesdrop on important transactions, enabling them to hack into accounts and divert payments.


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Benefit warning Priority for new Project to include after couple school? bike path space dupe officials URGENT NEED

GREEN ZONE

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couple in their 60s have been prosecuted after lying about their Spanish home in order to claim a string of UK benefits including a council house.

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HE urgency of a new school at Charco del Pino has been stressed by Granadilla council.

Local and regional representatives recently visited the proposed site, the land having been purchased last year for 129,767 euros. A spot-check was made of the current facilities and it was agreed that conditions were still unsatisfactory and did not meet established quality standards. The council stressed that despite the difficult financial conditions, it remained committed to replacing the outdated school and improving the quality of education. The initial project

is expected to be completed in 2014. Charco del Pino has a population of over 3,000 residents and the present school ‘Virgen del Pino’ has an enrolment of 300. The new building will provide a safety and more accessible facility and allow students to have recreational areas which are missing at present. The Mayor, Jaime González Cejas said he appreciated the backing of the Canar y Government to make the project a reality and to give it priority.

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project to refurbish the green area adjacent to the Arona football stadium in Los Cristianos has been put out to tender by Tenerife Cabildo. The work will be funded through the Canary Plan, with a budget of 237,412 euros and a deadline of six months. The aim is to remodel the space near the stadium to fit in with the surrounding tourism environment. The project will also improve pedestrian routes by expanding the width of the walkways and to reserve space for a future bike path which will link the town with Adeje. There will also be

extensive new landscaping. Cabildo president, Carlos Alonso said the work was in addition to two other schemes for Arona, namely the improvement of the car-park at avenida Rafael Puig and refurbishment of the plaza City Center. “The Cabildo is firmly committed to promoting this type of work in tourism spaces which are fundamental to improving its image,” he commented.

ALTERNATIVE TOURISM

Promoting the use of motor-homes

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ENERIFE Cabildo is to do all it can to promote the use of the motor-home in camping areas.

Councillor for the environment, Ana Lupe Mora described this type of alternative tourism as “friendly and sustainable”. She hoped it would be possible to give them more prominence in recreational areas and has invited environmentalists to join a working party to look at the issues involved. The sentiments were expressed during open days for the motor-home in La Orotava which helped to turn the spotlight on the natural environment of Tenerife and the different ways it can be enjoyed.

The married couple from Wokingham fraudulently claimed over £16,000 in UK benefits. They failed to declare to benefit officials that the wife was in fact the owner of a luxury apartment in Torrevieja in Alicante province, where they both lived until they moved back to the UK in 2010. After their return to Britain, the pair claimed a string of benefits including pension credit and housing and council tax benefit, whilst keeping details of the Spanish property and a private NHS pension a secret from benefit officials. They even applied for and were granted a council property, claiming they had nowhere else to live. As a result of failing to declare their true circumstances to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), they were sentenced at Reading Magistrates Court to a 12 month community order with 240 hours unpaid work, as well as being ordered to pay back the benefit they had received fraudulently and a further £1,235 to cover the cost of the investigation. Julie Holland of Wokingham Borough Council’s business assurance team, who helped bring the fraudsters to justice, said: “With such a high demand for social housing and with taxpayers’ money being so tight, it is vitally important that we make sure that council houses and public money only go to those who really need it. “Every council property that goes to the wrong person costs the council tax payers of Wokingham Borough an extra £18,000. We will continue to go after fraudsters who think they can cheat the system and get away with it.” Investigators say if you suspect someone of committing benefit fraud in Spain, call the free and confidential fraud hotline in Spain on 900 55 44 40 or fill in the form at www.dwp.gov.uk/benefit-thieves-spain.

Tank cleaning leads to water cuts

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ESIDENTS of El Rosario have been thanked for their patience as work continues on cleaning municipal drinking water reservoirs.

Contractor Canaragua SA started on November 8th in San Isidro and El Chorrillo and will continue until the end of the month in other areas. The council says cleaning and disinfecting is necessary in the lower part of the municipality and has apologised for interruptions to water supplies.

The work will affect Radazul Alto and Bajo on November 25th and the zone of Barranco Hondo on November 28th and 29th. Councillor for water services, Abel Acosta de Armas said they appreciated people’s patience during maintenance of the water tanks as it was “essential”.


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MOCK-UP TRAGEDY

TWO ARRESTED

“Plane crash drama” at Los Rodeos

Massive haul of Adeje robberies

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OLICE say items and money seized following an investigation into robberies in Adeje are worth more than half a million euros.

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passenger plane with 44 people on board comes in to land at Tenerife’s north airport.

Suddenly, the landing gear fails and the ATR-72 leaves the runway and cascades down a slope. This then creates a fuel spill and subsequent fire in the engine which causes substantial damage to the plane.

Of the 40 passengers and four crew on board, ten die and 24 are seriously injured. The others escape unhurt. Hopefully, such a terrible scenario will never happen at Los Rodeos but if it does, the emergency services will be

better prepared following this mock-up accident. The exercise was carried out to test the emergency procedures and their effectiveness. It involved everyone from the control tower crew to fire-fighters, SUC, Red Cross, 11-2, medical staff at the scene, mobile hospitals, ambulances,

a host of vehicles, police, air rescue and ground crew. In all, around 100 people were involved in the drill. Airport authority spokesman, Alberto Martín-Carbajal stressed the importance of such operations to help with prevention and responses if such a crash should happen.

Two men, aged 53 and 43, have been arrested on suspicion of being responsible for at least 20 crimes. One of them was already wanted in Gran Canaria in connection with the illegal import of luxury cars stolen in other countries. The investigation into the Adeje crime spree began in October following numerous complaints from hotels and apartments. Police set up a special operation which led to the arrest of the two men on a

street within the municipality. Items seized included numerous artefacts and jewellery, watches with highbrand names and large amounts of cash in various currencies, such as 3,000 pounds and more than 11,000 euros. Investigations are continuing to identify where the goods were stolen from and it is hoped to try and return some of the stolen possessions to their original owners.

SAN ISIDRO BOOST

Plaza project nears completion

HELPING FAMILIES

Gifts from the Red Cross EL HORNO

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EVENTY families in Adeje have received very welcome help from the Red Cross and local council.

They have presented gifts of personal hygiene products for babies, men, women and the home. It is hoped this will be a great help to those in need during the financial

crisis. Councillor for welfare, Amada Trujillo Bencomo thanked the Red Cross for the continuing help given to individuals and families.

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popular children’s playground in Los Realejos has a new look and a new location.

The Mayor, Manuel Domínguez said they had listed to the requests of residents and moved “El Horno” away from the road for safety reasons. The project is part of the 2011-2015 Neighbour Hood plan and has cost 11,357 euros. Remodelling has included repairing a wall which was damaged by storms and a new safety surface. El Horno has a large number of play elements.

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popular square in San Isidro is being restored to all its former glory.

Work is currently being carried out on the Los Cardones plaza which had deteriorated in appearance and facilities due to the passage of time. Granadilla council is hopeful that the project will be completed within the scheduled period of two to three weeks and will answer the demands of local residents. Walls are being repainted and paving replaced, as well as extensive landscaping. Los Cardones has grown in size as an important residential area in recent years so it was felt a refurbished plaza was necessary both for recreational needs and to improve its image.


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Live Arico pets animal welfare supporters (PAWS) Doggies of the Week Madi, Massi and Missi are still looking for their forever homes. They are sweet little girls of just 14 weeks old, who will be small to medium sized when fully grown. An adoption fee of 140 euros applies, for which your dog will be fully vaccinated, chipped to your name and sterilised at six months of age. Call Sue on 629 388102 for more information. We really need foster carers. If you could foster a Live Arico dog, please get in touch. There is no cost to you; all costs are covered by us including food. The work is rewarding so please consider it.

GERMANY PLEA

Update from Accion del Sol

Charity Shop News 2014 Calendars In Stock Now!!!

ERE are before and after pictures of one lucky dog rescued from the streets of Tenerife. He was in an extremely bad state with his fur completely matted but now sports a new haircut and even has a little jumper to keep him warm. Let’s hope he’s lucky and finds a new home soon.

Produced by Steve Sands and Siobhan Ferguson, this year’s calendar is as good as ever. On sale now at our shops and events, grab yours quickly to avoid disappointment. Minimum donation of 2.99 euros is all we ask. Hope you enjoy it. WE NEED SHOP VOLUNTEERS........in the Los Cristianos charity shop. If you can spare a few hours a week, please call kel on 622 829073. The swallows are coming..... they will buy up everything in sight. Please, if you have QUALITY unwanted clothes, CDs, DVDs, shoes, household items or children’s clothing, call Siobhan now on 630 857626. And do come and see us. We have shops in Los Cristianos, Calle Revron near Churchill’s Bar and San Eugenio opposite Hotel La Nina by Amanda’s bar at Las Carabelas complex. Both shops open from 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday and until 2pm Saturday. Kel even opens the Los Cristianos shop on Sundays.... Come and have a browse, bag a bargain and help the animals.

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Accion del Sol is desperately looking for people who are travelling to Dùsseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Stuttgart or Munich who would be willing to accompany a dog on its way to a new family. It costs you nothing but a little bit of your time and it gives dogs a chance of a new life in Germany. Sometimes it’s easier to rehome larger dogs or special needs dogs in Germany rather than Tenerife. Accion del Sol is completely responsible for the dog and Aktion Tier staff will do all the necessar y paperwork and meet you at both airports. In Germany, the dog will be

collected upon your arrival at the chosen airport. Please email acciondelsol@gmail.com or call 922778630 for more information if you are travelling to any of these destinations and would like to help the dogs to a better life. It’s becoming harder and harder to adopt the dogs along with so many coming in to the refuge. Please, a message to you all, think very carefully before allowing your dog to get pregnant; refuges are full of unwanted dogs. Sterilisation and castration is the real way forward to help this crisis on the island. Every single dog at Accion Del Sol is castrated or sterilised, ensuring no

unwanted litters that will only add to the existing problems. Puppies have been coming into the refuge in droves! Please do come and visit the refuge if you would like to adopt one of the many dogs looking for new loving homes. The Director of Accion del Sol, Marion Köpke De Gonzälez is always happy to show people around the refuge and answer any questions you may have. The refuge is situated at Poligono De Industrial Estate, Granadilla, Exit 51 on the TF1, directly next to ITER the Parque Eolica where the windmills are. The refuge is open Monday - Friday 3pm-6pm so do pop down for a visit. The refuge has seen a large increase in dogs over the last few months so if you are looking for a dog to adopt, then please do pay the refuge a visit or call Accion del Sol on 922778630.

BST Artists at the English Library

Painting in gouache by Alex Gunnarsson, AS Art and Design.

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HE British School of Tenerife proudly presents its second annual exhibition of art work from this year’s AS and IGCSE students in the English Library, Parque Taoro, Puerto de la Cruz. The exhibition of selected pieces of artwork covers a broad range of subject matter and shows the versatility of the pupils who work in a variety of media. Detailed observational

drawing and painting with a

surrealist theme by the talented Alex Gunnarsson can be seen alongside textile design by Susanne Jehl both AS students. Other work by over ten IGCSE pupils shows the individuality of each pupil and how an often simple subject can be transformed into a stunningly original piece of artwork. Once again the exam results were excellent, 100% of pupils achieved A-C grades and no less than eight grade As were awarded by the Cambridge examination board. Puipils are justifiably proud of their achievements and would be delighted if the public will find time to come and visit their show which runs from 27th November until 9th January. Opening hours at the library are: Monday and Friday 3.00pm-5.30pm and Wednesday and Saturday 10.00am1.00pm. There will be a visitors’ book available nearby and students would welcome your comments.


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Lions 4th Annual Charity shop staff lunch

Tenerife Family church crafts´ day success

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HE Christmas Craft day at Tenerife Family Church in Costa del Silencio was a great success.

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HERE was a distinct Oriental setting for some 30-plus Lions Charity Shop staff gathered at the Peking Garden restaurant in Costa Silencio for a special Sunday lunch, the fourth of its kind organised by the Tenerife Sur Lions Club.

The lunch was to mark the appreciation and thanks for the dedicated and hard work these volunteers have shown throughout the year. Much of the ability to continue the work of the Tenerife Sur Lions Club lies with these folk who staff the two shops and help run them with their good natured enthusiasm. But it’s not all hard work; there is the social and fun side too as the lunch proved. With two challenging quizzes to solve adding to the genial buzz of conversation and an excellent banquet meal there was a real party atmosphere. At the conclusion of the meal the answers to the quizzes were revealed accompanied by much good humoured banter inspired by Master of Ceremonies, Ken Sadler. Ken in his usual witty manner was quick to assure the restaurant staff that the numbers being called for the prize bingo were not additional orders to the already excellent meal much to their relief and laughter. Lions President Norman Goodall MBE brought a word of appreciation for all the hard work every one of the volunteers does in raising the funds which allows the vital work of the Lions to continue. He pointed out that not only over the past years had they help raise funds to provide holidays for disadvantaged and challenged children and an annual Christmas party for others but they had also each played a key role in continuing the on-going Lions Organisation’s commitment to helping meet the needs of the local community. He further emphasised that with the growing impact of austerity measures the Lions were providing more and more help with local needs, laying emphasis to the Lion’s Scholarship Award that had been introduced recently to help talented but disadvantaged students to realize their potential of obtaining a university degree. Concluding, he reiterated the very real role all the Lions volunteers play in the ability of Tenerife Sur Lions Club to help meet the needs of others who are less fortunate. One thing is for sure the Lions Volunteers cannot be accused of “all work and no play makes for a dull charity shop” certainly not with this fantastic group.

There were many mini demonstrations and the December 4th event arranged for those interested in crafts to try their hands themselves. The day will follow the same format, 11am start to 2pm finish, with a break for lunch, so please bring a packed lunch. People were keen to try one stroke brush painting demonstrated by a church

member and could be used to make Christmas cards after sometime practise. Anyone who missed the craft day in November is welcome to join in on the 4th December. Please bring along any craft work you are involved with at home. It is hoped the group will be a place for learning from each other and sharing each other’s skills. There will

be a charge of 3 euros a head. Again the venue will be the Tenerife Family Church in the lower square of the Coral Mar complex. There are some steps down to the church, so

please bear this in mind if you have walking difficulties. For further details ring Chris on 922 738490, an answerphone is always on to take your messages.

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Joint tourism product with Morocco?

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OROCCO is suggesting tour operators and travel agents start arranging joint tourism packages with the Canary Islands.

The idea was raised by Morocco’s Tourism Minister, Lahcen Haddad who flew over from Casablanca to Los Rodeos airport in Tenerife. He said Morocco and the archipelago needed to work

together to offer packages as people who visited the Canaries might also like to go over to locations such as Agadir, Casablanca or Aaiún. Both destinations were

complementary, he felt, and a similar project could be carried out with Andalucía. Tourism in Morocco currently accounts for between eight and ten per cent of the gross domestic product and was one of the ways the country was diversifying in the light of the economic crisis.

He described the countr y’s tourism product as “unlike others”, being cultural and natural, close to Europe and one of the most hospitable locations in the world. Sr. Haddad said they could learn much from the Canary Islands which was a good model.

NEW RULES

Hopes high for “guachinche” compliance New rules governing the operation of “guachinche” restaurants in the Canary Islands are likely to show better results in 2014

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TRICT new regulations are now technically in force as owners were given three months’ grace up until mid-November to comply. This new approach follows complaints from permanent restaurants who claimed guachinches were presenting unfair competition and were escaping the normal rules and regulations.

The criteria now in force governs such elements as health and safety, opening times of the guachinches, what they can and

cannot serve and so on. Up until mid-November, it has been reported that only a handful of guachinches have responded but officials say this is expected to change in 2014. They say there are not many of the ad hoc restaurants around at the moment, particularly in the run-up to Christmas but owners will start to comply once the new season comes into force. The Association of Winegrowers of Tenerife expects the new legislation to work well next year and believes that eventually, guachinches which have met all the rules will complain about those who haven’t.

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“LEAVE US ALONE” PLEA

Lanzarote pledges: “We will never, ever give in!”

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ANZAROTE’S Cabildo has reacted in fury to suggestions that Repsol could set up a logistics base on the island or Fuerteventura for its oil exploration.

The proposal made by the company’s president during a press conference in Gran Canaria has been rejected outright. The Cabildo says Repsol has “understood nothing” after 13 years of opposition and will never replace its reputation as a tourism paradise to become an oil port. “What would our visitors think if they saw the polluted waters of the coast or the horrible oil platforms anchored next to the ferry?” it says in a campaign manifesto. Cabildo president, Pedro San Ginés believes Repsol has only made the offer because it knows it is “facing defeat” and has told the company to leave the islands alone. He also warns that within the next few months, the anti-oil campaign will be stepped up considerably with the support of international bodies. In no uncertain times, Repsol is being told:

 The economic model of development chosen by the Canaries in general and Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, in particular, is based on nature and the care of its beaches and coastlines and it totally inconsistent with the oil industry.  More jobs would be destroyed by Repsol’s oil drilling than would be created by the enterprise and there would be huge losses in tourism revenue in the event of an oil spill.  Unlike in other locations across the world, the Canary Islands had no other choices of diversification, no rivers or rainfall to provide drinking water and no other pillars to lean on in case of contamination of the coast.  In no event and in no circumstances whatsoever would either island ever take the risk, no matter how remote the likelihood of an oil spill. The Cabildo also claims that Repsol is not telling the truth about its safety record and there have been a string of catastrophic accidents and thousands of discharges between 2006 and 2010. These included spills in Tarragona which, it says, had negative effects on the fishing industr y and consequently on the beaches when the summer season was in full swing. Lanzarote has also asked why Repsol did not come to the island or Fuerteventura for its press conference, choosing Gran Canaria instead and why it is ignoring the concerns of international tour operators. It also warns that the forthcoming major campaign could damage Repsol’s international image.

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Canaries are wrong, says Repsol boss

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EPSOL still insists that oil exploration in the Canary Islands will create between 3,000 and 5,000 jobs.

Chairman, Antonio Brufau told a press conference that he expected tests to begin in May 2014 and that if there was a find, the multinational oil deck could extract the equivalent of 110,000 barrels of oil every day. He said it would bring “enormous” job opportunities

for islanders, as jobs would include electricians, sailors, administrators, bridge labourers, security personnel, engineers, inspectors, shipyard staff and so on. Sr. Brufau said all these operations needed to be planned from somewhere

which is why he was suggesting a logistics base on Lanzarote or Fuerteventura. This in turn would provide more jobs and the need for warehousing and offices. He could not understand why the Canaries had gone to Brussels to object and claimed the world was looking on in astonishment at the refusal to explore for oil. He insisted that oil and tourism could mix and

gave examples of Malibu, Río de Janeiro, the Adriatic coast and Tarragona. The Repsol chairman also reiterated there would be no risk as they had the most advanced technology in the world and dismissed all suggestions that there had been any collusion with Spain, challenging anyone who thought so “to go to court and report it”.

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Big attraction for La Palma

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UNNELS and an underground hot spring are expected to become a major tourist attraction for La Palma.

President of the island’s Cabildo, Guadalupe González Taño recently visited Fuente Santa at Fuencaliente to see the completion of refurbishment work. He was accompanied by the Mayor of Fuencaliente, Gregorio Alonso. It is hoped that work can start shortly on the room where information panels will be put up to explain the history of the discovery to visitors and what makes it so special.

Spain warned over Canary species catalogue

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HE Spanish Government could face European Union court action over the alleged incorrect listing of endangered species in the Canar-

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An official warning has already been given to Spain that the new catalogue, in force since 2010, does not properly meet the provisions. The EC says the government must change the situation which relates to flaura and fauna in danger within two months or the case will be brought to the Court of Justice in the European Union. Green campaigners have argued in recent years that the catalogue is wrong and have alleged it was modified so that controversial projects could go

ahead, such as the Granadilla port. The EU says the directives should provide absolute protection to endangered species, regardless of their location. It claims the catalogue produced by the Spanish Government for the Canary Islands only provides for standard protection, rather than strict protection. Groups such as Environmentalists in Action, Greenpeace and the WWF had claimed previously that limited protection would see

the disappearance of unique species. They say the cata-

logue was produced without proper consultation.

Drug arrests in schools

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OLICE have been continuing their crackdown on the use and sale of drugs in schools in Gran Canaria.

One young person, aged 19, has been arrested and five children imputed for selling drugs. This was part of an ongoing operation to dismantle drug selling points in four schools in Las Palmas. Police made a number of interventions when pupils were spotted with intoxicating substances in public. Hashish was also seized amounting to 150 grams.


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SPANISH SCAM

Fake residencias cost 3,000 euros

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PANISH police arrested 26 people after investigating a fake marriage or partnership scams.

The gang was based in Barcelona and were offering false papers in order to apply for residencias at a fee of around 3,000 euros. Spanish citizens suffering because of the financial crisis were tempted into the fraud, with the foreigners mostly coming from Nigeria. The 26 people arrested include the alleged three ring-leaders who face charges of fraud, forgery and encouraging illegal immigration.

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HE unique landscape of Lanzarote created by its vineyards has won a top accolade. The protected area of “La Geria” was judged the best cultural example in the Canaries in the CICOP International Awards 2013.

WIFT action is being called for to revive the tourism fortunes of La Palma.

The Cabildo says it is unhappy with the present connections and feels the island is losing visitors, particularly from the mainland. President, Guadalupe González Taño has also deplored the high cost of air travel to La Palma from the other islands in the Canaries. He claims it is virtually impossible for any potential visitor to afford it, with possibly the exception of Tenerife. He and representatives of the tourism industry have met with Deputy Minister of Tourism for the Canary Islands, Ricardo Fernández to talk about various issues on which they want “urgent” action. The Tourist Board has been studying the fortunes of La Palma and what is needed for the future to combat falling

visitor numbers caused by the economic recession. The island is looking at is major markets of Germany, England and mainland Spain. The Cabildo wants at least three connections a week to Germany to link with its major cities, both during the winter and summer, and more flights to British airports such as Manchester and Birmingham. Sr. González said they noted Iberia Express had shown its intention to increase connectivity to three per week to Madrid in the winter but they did not think this was enough. The route should be declared a Public Service Obligation to ensure its continuity, frequency and affordability. To this should also be added the losses of the routes to Bilbao and Barcelona.

Island representatives will accept the prize during a ceremony in La Laguna on December 12th. The International Centre for the Conservation of Heritage described “La Geria” as unique and represented the joint preservation work of people and nature.

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HE Canary Emergency Service is continuing with its pledge to put potentially life-saving heart machines in public places.

The Foundation for the Performing Arts and Music of Gran Canaria has accepted a defibrillator to be placed in the Cuyás Theatre in Las Palmas. The equipment will treat cardiac arrest at an early stage by non-medical personnel. The hand-over, which included a demonstration, was attended by Minister of Health for the Canary Islands, Bridget Mendoza. The installation of these devices provides citizens with immediate help in case of cardiac arrest in places where there is large influx of population until the arrival of specialised health resources.


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Plea over old castle

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N old castle in Gran Canaria should be restored to provide an attractive cultural space, says a pressure group.

“Compromiso por Gran Canaria” wants to see a new lease of life for the Castillo de San Francisco. The building dates back to 1595 and was declared an historic monument in 1949. The citizen’s platform wants it to be cleaned up, both internally and externally, so it can host outdoor musical and theatrical performances.

Spokesperson Graciela Rojo said the castle was in a superb location at the top of the district of San Nicolás-San Francisco. If refurbished, it could become one of the most attractive monuments of the city. Compromiso believes volunteers would come forward to help with the work if a project was led by a professional team.

Canaries “alert” to new virus threat

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HE Canary Islands’ health service says it is alert to the potential threat of the SARS coronavirus which recently reached Spain for the first time. A Moroccan woman became ill when she returned to her home in Spain following a trip to Mecca and steps are being taken to find other people she may have been in contact with. Health chiefs in the Canaries say there is nothing to suggest at

this stage that anything is needed over and above an information and prevention campaign. Since September 2012, most of the 150-plus cases of the socalled MERS-CoV have been in the Middle East but the mortality rate is high at more than 40%. This is even higher

KILLER DISEASE

than the SARS virus in 2003 which was responsible for over 800 deaths. A prevention protocol is being implemented in health centres and hospitals which will identify anyone with fever, coughing or breathing difficulties who might have been in an affected country within the previous 14 days. The health service is also keeping in close contact with Spain’s Ministry of Health and

the European Centre for Alerts. Medical staff will receive full information on what signs to look out for, how to react, what laboratories to use, tracing contacts etc. The origin of the virus is not known, although some cases have been detected in camels and bats. The general advice includes vigilant hand washing, no direct contact with those affected and basic hygiene measures.

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Canary warning over diabetes figures

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EALTH chiefs in the Canary Islands have warned about the “ticking time-bomb” of diabetes which is becoming a leading cause of death. According to the National Institute of Statistics, diabetes mellitus killed 1,194 people during 2011, 567 of them in the province of Tenerife and the rest in Las Palmas. In percentage terms, this represented 8.8% of all deaths in the Canaries and was the second biggest cause of death among women and the third in men. The archipelago has pledged to help the World Health Organisation in its awareness campaign to try and cut these numbers as dramatically as possible. Chief executive officer of the Canary Health Service, José Díaz-Flores said diabetes was a chronic disease which had been increasing in prevalence in recent years. However, it had been shown that healthy eating habits and exercise could have an impact. At the moment, he said the

figures were “alarming” as world-wide, there were over 347 million people with diabetes and WHO predicted deaths would double between 2005 and 2030. Diabetes, he warned, was killing more people in the Canary Islands than in the rest of Spain. The factors associated with Type 2 diabetes (90% of sufferers) were physical inactivity, consumption of foods high in fats which lead to overweight and obesity and smoking amongst others. During a press conference to highlight World Diabetes Day which was on November 14 th , special mention was made of obesity which had increased from 7.4% to 17% over the past 25 years. It also indicates that 53.7% have a body mass index greater than normal (overweight : 36.7 %, obesity :

Cash aid needed for goat industry 17%), and men have a higher percentage than women. This is associated with high percentages ( 41.3% ) of inactivity. This trend is also being reflected among schoolchildren. The campaign concentrates on the need for more physical activity, along with healthy eating. Health chiefs recommend 150 minutes of mode-

rate or vigorous activity per week combined in different ways ie. 30 minutes five times a week or one hour three times a week. Even those who have difficulty should do ten minute sessions. Figures show that 49% of people with diabetes have complications, such as with their eye-sight, kidney failure or cardio-vascular problems.

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ANZAROTE is appealing to Brussels for help in preserving and developing enterprises which help the environment.

Island leaders say more backing should be given to the goat industry and to crafts, such as sea salt products, the cultivation of cochinilla and aloe vera amongst others. The plea asks Europe to look at the level of grant aid given to industries as Lanzarote feels there is an imbalance and the present system should be simplified and job creation encouraged. Lanzarote also wants to see increased aid for its vineyards and help for promoting a future in agriculture for today’s young people.

Five rescued in world record attempt ATLANTIC ENDING

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broken oar put paid to a cross-Atlantic world record attempt which ended off the coast of the Canaries.

Five people, including two Brits, had to be rescued in difficult sea conditions with strong winds and heavy swells. The 12-metre long trimaran was trying to get from the Canaries to the Caribbean to break the current world record. The two Brits were joined by one Austrian, one German and one Spaniard. The boat was sailing adrift following the loss of one of the oars, making navigation impossible. An emergency flare was set off at 8.30am in the morning around 150 miles off the coast of Gran Canaria which led to mobilisation of the emergency helicopter, based in Tenerife. The five were all rescued safe and sound and taken to Tenerife south airport. All were in good health.

El Hierro, the first wifi island

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L Hierro is on track to becoming the first “smart island” in the world.

As part of the campaign to combat the effects of the seismic crisis which began in July 2011, it is intended to provide free wifi access in as many locations as possible. At the moment, there are 27 points across the island and the airport has become the latest desination following an agreement with AENA. On arrival, visitors will be able to see a map showing all the other hot-spots. AENA is also helping El Hierro with its unique project.


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Chestnuts, yet more rubbish and physical jerks!

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OVEMBER may not be the busiest month in Puerto’s tourist calendar. Yes, there has just been a week full of events relating to Agatha Christie and her connection with the town, which I am sure were well received, but were personally not for me.

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S the lights go out on the satellite channels in Tenerife, people are asking me which is the best IPTV (internet tv) box to buy and what sort of price should I pay?

I can best say how I made my mind up to sell the MAG250. The boxes are made in the Ukraine and already there are five services operating them in Russia and they are expanding fast within Europe. Unlike systems from companies like Sky or Virgin, the boxes can add any OTT service, so you can have one company offering you BBC/ITV and another with your SPORT on it. Also, if I find a better or cheaper service, I can use that in the future, not being tied down to a single company. They also have a direct HDMI TV connection allowing HD UPSCALING, resulting in a wonderful picture. You can also connect to an old-type TV as well, maybe in the bedroom or to a hifi system to listen to the RADIO with the TV off; with a normal picture using only 1.5mb and the LD (low definition ) service working on 0.7b, everyone on the island can get 27 channel British TV 365 days a year at last free from rain, calimas and hills in the way!

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No, November for me brings thoughts of chestnuts (castanas), a month when the trees up in the hills are full of them and stalls are set up in the town to sell them roasted. It culminates with a festival day on November 29th when local kids make a noise (don’t they always?) by bashing pans and dragging strings of cans through the street. Hardly the most enthralling subject to celebrate but then it doesn’t take much and after all, it is a tradition. And of course it is good to see the chestnuts cooking away in pots atop chimney-like braziers. In the UK, roasted chestnuts are more likely to conjure up thoughts of Christmas. It is not that far away. Even here, the street lights are going up and restaurants already have decorated trees on their terraces. Bah humbug, is all I am prepared to say. However all the old traditions are changing. In the past, I am sure the emphasis has been on the chestnuts themselves. This year they seem to be playing second fiddle and the stalls selling them should be more likened to temporary restaurants. They seem more intent on selling sardines, grilled pork, potatoes and of course local red wine. In a year which has seen the ever popular guachinches (ad hoc traditional Canary restaurants in family homes) forced to accept far more stringent legislation, these ‘tin shacks’, for want of a better description, seem to be allowed to operate with total disregard. I have never been a fan of over-zealous rules and regulation yet there are circumstances where common sense should prevail and for me this should be one. Two of these temporar y restaurants are in a ver y prominent public place yet where is the evidence of hygiene and health and safety?

I have no wish to curtail their spirit of free enterprise; I leave that to the surrounding business owners, who, for the life of me, I can’t believe are prepared to accept it. Picture the scene just for a moment hot coal fires unprotected and often left unattended, bottled gas grills on open tables, electricity supplied by cobbled together cables connected to the nearest streetlight. It is a recipe for disaster, or if not at the very least, injury. In a town where it is essential to have in your possession the correct piece of paper, with the right rubber stamp on it, how do they get away with it? Elsewhere in the town, what have I noticed? I am going to talk rubbish again. Where does it go? Landfill, most of it, but that is not what I am talking about. It’s those little ‘chutes’ which the council is so passionate about. They are cropping up all over the town installed whenever there is a makeover. Obviously it goes underground, at least a high percentage of it, but anything too large to fit simply gets left on the pavement but how are they emptied? I have never witnessed it. These days, I am no longer staggering around the town in the early hours, so have never seen it done - until recently that is. The first ones installed a few years ago have inevitably started to go wrong and as repairs are underway, all has been revealed. The rubbish falls into wheelie bins, that much was to be expected, there could hardly be a bottomless pit. To empty them, the whole contraption lifts up on hydraulics to street level and the bins are wheeled away to be emptied in the normal manner. Why, is my immediate thought; overkill, being my second? We are a throw-away society and we are all guilty of creating far too much rubbish. I am firm advocate of the KISS

(keep it simple, that is) school of thought. Why make such a simple task more elaborate or complicated than necessary. I am sure they will rue the decision when the expensive repair bills start to come in. Or is it that it is in every council’s

family taking it in turn to pose in a variety of positions while the designated photographer does his best. There are others who obviously think they should take more exercise; you see them making their way along stopping to check

mandate to keep as much as possible out of sight and hidden from the general public? I am the first to admit when I am wrong. That sentiment alone may well have friends choking on their drinks but I have been proved to be wrong. I did say when they first installed the street exercise equipment in the old Avenida Generalissimo that it was a waste of money and would never be used. I think I said at the time it would become a target for local youths to vent their frustration on and it did, at least until it was replaced by something altogether more robust. It has survived and I have to say is in use, which far exceeds my expectations. Ok, so the users may come from different genres but then it takes all sorts. There are those who use it properly and obviously get some benefit from it as a result of their exertions. Then there are those who think it would make a good holiday snap, the whole

out each piece of equipment, perhaps trying it out for a whole ten seconds. I am sure they get to the top of the street and feel all the better for it. And then finally there are those for whom it offers total bewilderment. They’re just looking for somewhere to sit and are wondering if it will take the weight. What me, not likely, I will never go near it. I may have been wrong about the exercise equipment but that hasn’t changed my opinion on the whole project. A walkway which is far too wide, diverting potential customers away from shop fronts. The service road, which, despite there being so much space available was built far too narrow for delivery vehicles to pass each other easily. No consideration given at all for the coach drivers who have to navigate the tight turns their way often barred by cars abandoned on hazard lights. But at least there are far more places where you can now enjoy a coffee alfresco.


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HE day had finally come. Months of anticipation, excitement and nerves had built up to this day and now they would finally be released. It was time to throw my hat up in the air and officially become a member of the select club. I had finally graduated with a Ba Honours degree in Journalism and brought three years of university to an end. It was back to Sheffield for me to celebrate this special day. The noise, chaos and general day to day encounters within city life over the past three years had encouraged me that I was a city girl at heart. It made it extremely difficult to come to terms with how to say goodbye to the city I had fallen in love with. I was a bundle of nerves before the ceremony; the prospect of walking up on stage in front of hundreds of people was extremely daunting. The accident-pro person I am was screaming in my head not to fall over. Luckily, I survived on my feet and it was smooth-sailing on the stage for me. If I had to describe my ceremony in three words, it would be emotional, nerve-racking and exciting which were all mixed together into one feeling. There are very few moments in life that can equal the intense feelings experienced at a graduation ceremony. The graduation day itself is up there in one of my lifelong memories of university life. Graduation is a sad day, as it signifies the end of era and a whole experience. But it also sees the beginning for new experiences and a chance to get out and see the world. No matter what has happened in the past and what might happen in the future, university experience is something I will never forget. Unfortunately I cannot be a student forever. It is now time to leave education and join the real world of ‘grown ups’. I will not forget the people who stood behind me and supported me every step of the way through the ups and downs of university life. The help from my parents, family, friends, academics and staff contributed to my success. I am extremely grateful for these as they were always there for me, whenever I needed them and without them I wouldn’t be in the place I am today. Sheffield Hallam made the brilliant choice of holding the graduation mid-November, so in other words raining and cold conditions. Coming home for the week, it was a great shock to the system, as the temperature was slightly different to what I am used to in Tenerife. Since my dad moved to Tenerife almost seven years ago, the idea of moving here or at least coming for a few months was always thought about. But it wasn’t until last Christmas when I was coming up to my last few months

of university that I decided to finally make it become a reality. The idea was becoming a real plan. Could I really leave my comfort zone and move to a foreign country, where I could barely speak the language? Well, no matter what happened, I decided I had to give it a try. Exciting and scary prospects were ahead over the next few months. But first of all it was time to tell all of my family, friends and work that I would be leaving Sheffield. However I would not be returning back home, instead I was off to begin the next chapter of my life in Tenerife. So exactly one week after my 21st birthday and less than a week after my last university exam, I was boarding a plane with all my possessions and time to see what Tenerife had to offer. ‘What’ and ‘if ’ are two harmless words but put them together and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life. ‘What if ’. This is something that I strongly believe in; I would rather live a life jumping head first into things than a life of never knowing and full of what ifs. The media industry in England and especially within journalism is an extremely competitive industry and difficult to get into. This encouraged my ventures and plan to move as I thought Tenerife would be a great way at starting afresh. Hopefully it would also give me a chance to build up experience in the journalism industry. My advice to others is to never give up. Never give up on your dreams or ambitions. If someone had told me ten years ago, that I would have graduated university and moved to Tenerife I would never have believed them.


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OST owners are not aware that their beneficiaries and their estate may have to pay Inheritance Tax both in their country of domicile and in Spain. Spanish law dictates that the beneficiary of your estate must pay tax on the amount that they inherit. The level of tax payable is not a fixed rate and is determined by the relationship to the deceased, their residency status and their existing wealth in Spain. In addition the estate of the deceased could be liable to pay Inheritance Tax in their countr y of domicile. For example if the deceased was UK domiciled and had worldwide assets in excess of £325,000 then the Estate could also be liable for Inheritance Tax at 40% payable in the UK.

WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS TO MINIMISE THE LIABILITY? Unfortunately, it is common practice for lawyers and tax advisers who are not conversant with both jurisdictions to advise based on their own, often insufficient, knowledge. We have known of cases in the past where property owners in Spain have been advised to prepare a Spanish Will to avoid the tax. But as the tax is paid by the person inheriting the asset, the existence of a Will does nothing to minimise this. There are also times when the

existence of a separate Will in Spain complicates matters and increases legal costs. It is key, then, that all British owners of Spanish property have a UK Will dealing with their worldwide assets, thereby making another Will elsewhere unnecessary. Another misconception is that by simply taking out a mortgage on the property it will reduce the tax liability on death. It is true that the value of the asset will be reduced by the amount outstanding on the mortgage however, the Banks often insist that life policies are taken out which pay off the mortgage on death and the beneficiaries are back to inheriting the whole of the unencumbered property. Even if there is not a life policy then there is a substantial debt outstanding which will have to be paid before the property can be transferred. Finally the most dangerous option that is put forward is to transfer the property to your children or beneficiaries now. The Spanish tax is payable not only on the inheritance of a property but also the gifting of a property so the tax would be paid sooner rather than later. Also once the property is in the

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Nuclear agreement with Iran is good news, says Hague BRITISH Foreign Secretary William Hague says the new nuclear agreement between the West and Iran is good news for the whole world. He has been deeply involved in five days of talks in Geneva which have led to the restrictions on Iran’s nuclear programme. The US, France, Germany, Russia and China have also been involved in the negotiations which will halt Iran’s ability to make a nuclear bomb. Mr Hague said: “This shows it is possible to work with Iran and through diplomacy address intractable problems.” The deal is for six months to allow a permanent deal to be worked out and there will be limited relief from sanctions for Iran.

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Inquiry into Co-op Bank to be held THE links between the opposition Labour Party in Britain and the co-operative movement have come under scrutiny following the near collapse of the Co-op Bank and scandal involving former chairman Paul Flowers. Mr Flowers has been released on bail by police after questioning in connection with alleged drug offences. He has been suspended from his position as a Minister of the Methodist Church and from the Labour Party following claims that he used illegal drugs, claimed inappropriate expenses and pornographic material was found on a computer. Chancellor George Osborne has ordered an independent investigation into the Co-operative Bank’s activities since 2008. Labour leader Ed Miliband accused the Conservatives of trying to use the gross errors of one man to impugn the integrity of the entire Labour movement.

Santa goes on line for those presents!

A glimpse into the future of banking A GLIMPSE into the long-term future of banking in Britain has been provided by Ross McEwan, the new chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland. And it is a future that will see a greater reliance on machines and telephones and a move away from branch banking. The use of mobile apps and self service centres will increasingly meet the needs of customers, he said during a business conference at the Scottish Parliament. While more customers are using mobile apps, and the number is expected to reach three million by the end of the year, branch transactions are down 30 per cent. Mr McEwan told the gathering that he was “not nostalgic” about banking. He was positive about the economic outlook and believed there was a need to embrace new technologies.

Lots of small shops are good for you HIGH streets populated by thriving independent businesses can add as much as £40,000 to the value of nearby houses according to an American Express study carried out in Britain. And the relationship is of mutual benefit. People living in areas with a thriving retail presence are likely to spend over 20 per cent of their annual retail budget shopping locally when compared with others with few local shops who might spend just a quarter of this locally. American Express have called this the ‘shop small effect.’ They see it a sound reason for shopping locally. The study has suggested homeowners living close to a flourishing high street could see the value of their properties outperform homes elsewhere by as much as £70,000 over the next ten years.

Typhoon death toll now over 5,000 THE true extent of the typhoon disaster in the Philippines has become apparent with the news that the death toll has risen to over 5,000 - and it is still rising. Six new British aid flights will arrive in the Philippines this week and Development Secretary Justine Greening said the humanitarian efforts of the UK’s armed forces and the Department for International Development were making a difference. She has visited some of the worst hit areas and says that in the coming months the UK will be working to improve the ability of four main cities to withstand future extreme weather events.

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In a recent profits statement, Network Rail, which provides the network’s infrastructure, said train performance was high by historic standards, and this has to be set against the fact that the network is overloaded. There is now record investment in the railways, some £15 million a day. There are a million more trains and half a billion more passengers than there were ten years ago and the railways are all but full. The finance director of Network Rail is Patrick Butcher. He said: “The railways continue to experience tremendous growth and we are responding to that demand with the biggest sustained investment since Victorian times.” So there you have it. Hopefully everyone will be able to find a seat and there will be room in the roof racks for their Christmas presents.

Britain’s railways are ‘almost full’ OVER the Christmas period many people in Britain will be using the railways to travel and it is, perhaps, an appropriate time to look at this traditional form of travel. While Britain is no longer a world leader, the railways have become much more popular in recent years. Increased use has coincided with rising fuel prices and congested roads, factors which have made car travel less attractive.

TWELVE pence in every £1 we spend in Britain on Christmas fare this year is likely to be spent online. Ten years ago it was much less, just 2p in every £1. Debit cards will be used for £34-billion worth of spending and people are expected to put more on their credit cards this year, around £14.1 billion according to The Payments Council.

Scrappy win keeps Arsenal four clear ARSENAL are four points clear at the top of English soccer’s Premier League after a scrappy 2-0 victory over Southampton. Olivier Giroud scored both, the first resulting from a goalkeeping mistake following a back pass and the second a rather soft penalty. The result left Southampton fourth behind Liverpool and Chelsea after Saturday’s games, although they were replaced by Manchester City on Sunday following City’s 6-0 demolition of visitors Tottenham. The Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton produced six goals and plenty of excitement, but one or two bad tackles on Luis Suarez that were not nice to see. The result was a 3-3 draw, Daniel Sturridge coming on as substitute to head a late equaliser and save the day for Liverpool. At the bottom Crystal Palace managed a 1-0 victory over mid-table Hull and it will be interesting to see what new manager Tony Pulis can do to save the club from relegation. He was watching this one from the stands.


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Puerto pays homage with Bach Festival The popular Reyes Bartlet choir is to pay homage to the renowned German composer with the “Puerto de la Cruz Bach Festival”

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ORE than a dozen concerts and a course will feature in this special event to be held from December 7th to January 5th in the Teatro Timanfaya, the Anglican church and the Iglesia de la Peña de Francia. The festival opens on December 7th when pianist Javier Laso who will play The Goldberg Variations BWV 988 from 8.30pm in the Teatro Timanfaya. Laso, who comes from Switzerland, started his piano training in Salamanca where he received the highest honours and went on to complete his studies in Budapest. He has given numerous solo piano recitals in Spain, France, Hungary and Portugal, with orchestras including the Moscow and has participated in renowned international festivals. Laso has collaborated with various groups, including Trío “Ancor, Ensemble “Messiaen, The Chamber Orchestra of La Laguna and Quinteto Frecuencia amongst many others. At the moment, he is professor at the Conservatory of Music of the Canary Islands. The next day, on Sunday, December 8th at 8.30pm, the Teatro Timanfaya hosts a concert “En tiempos de Bach” (“In times of Bach”) with Carles Fibla on baroque violin and Mar Tejadas on clave. The repertoire of this concert includes the works of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704); Johann Kuhnau (1660–1722); George Frideric Handel (16851759) and, of course, by

Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Since 1999, Fibla has been a member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria whilst Mar Tejadas serves as a professor of the Conservatorio Superior de Canarias and professional of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. For the second week, on December 14th, the festival changes scenery and moves to the church of Peña de Francia where, from 8.30pm, the Reyes Bartlet will sing under the direction of one of the major specialists of ancient and baroque music, the Flemish director Erik Van Nevel. They will be joined by David Martel on organ; Juan Carlos Baeza on bass and Diego Pérez on cello. On Sunday, December 15th, there will be a concert by the renowned instrumental group, La Ritirata with Daniel Oyarzábal on clave; Tamar Lalo on the flute and Josetxu Obregón, who directs the group as well as playing the cello. The evening starts at 8.30pm in the church of Peña de Francia. This splendid group is at the forefront of the national and international music scene, having played in the world’s prestigious music halls and at a large number of Spanish festivals. Their artistic director is Josetxu Obregón and they have won numerous awards. On December 22nd, also in the Peña de Francia at

8.30pm, there will the “Concierto de las Nueve Lecturas” (Concert of Nine Readings) involving the David Goldsmith youth choir, the adult choir and Reyes Bartlet. Nayra Marco will play the church’s historic organ and readings will be in nine different languages by representatives of the various communities in order to pay tribute to the regular visitors to Puerto de la Cr uz, residents and tourists alike. After the Christmas celebrations, the festival returns on December 28th at 10pm in the Teatro Timanfaya with a concert entitled “Bach Round Midnight” which promises many surprises. On Sunday, December 29 th, there is another change of venue when the Anglican Church plays host to Mark Peters from 8.30pm on the cello as he performs the first part of the six suites written by Bach, then “ Suites 1, 2 and 3” whilst on December 30 th, at the same time and same place, he moves on to “Suites 4 , 5 and 6”. Mark Peters was born in California and studied the cello, orchestral direction and English language and literature in New York, Vienna and Salzburg. He has been a member of the baroque orchestra Concentus Musicus Wien and the Camerata Academica Salzburg. In Tenerife, he was the first cellist with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra for 16 years. He directed the Classical Orchestra of La Laguna, founded the Camarata de Tenerife and

has been teaching at the Conservatory of Santa Cruz. He was also founder of the Humboldt Ensembles and the Trio Melolas. Since last year, he has mainly been involved in child education. The last concert of the series will be on January 5th at the Teatro Timanfaya at noon with the Trio Melolas with the “Goldberg Variations in the arrangement for a string trio by Dimitr y Sitkovetsky BWV 988.” Apart from these concerts, the festival also offers complementar y events, including a course of musical interpretation from Erik Van Nevel from December 7th to 14th at the headquarters of Reyes Bartlet. He will be sharing his knowledge of baroque and ancient music which will be showcased at the December 14 th concert. Those interested may register for a fee of 40 euros. There will also be a series of concerts and parallel events which include a concert on Sunday, December 15 th, for parents and children, called “Back to Bach”. This will be held at noon in the Teatro Timanfaya and admission is five euros. There will also be a concert for school-children on Monday, December 16 th, also at the theatre, called “Bailando con los Bach” or “Dancing with Bach”. Also on Saturday, December 21 st at 8.30pm, at the church of Peña de Francia, there will be a gathering of young choirs to interpret “Cantata de Navidad” with arrangemens by Ana Magdalena. The price of admission is two euros and a kilo of food to give to the charity Caritas. If you would like to support the festival, tickets can be purchased at the offices of the CIT in Puerto de la Cruz, in Librería Masilva and from one hour before the start of the concerts. Also from the Teatro Timanfaya, the two venue churches at a price of ten euros and 15 euros, except the family and children’s concerts (five euros and two euros respectively). Seats can also be re-

served by emailing mail@reyesbartlet.com or by ringing 922.386.974 and 696.227.636. The festival is organised by the Reyes Bartlet Cultural Association, Centre of Tourist

Initiatives for Puerto de la Cruz and the local council in collaboration with Tenerife Cabildo, Teatro Timanfaya, Librería Masilva, Hotel Beatriz Atlantis, Restaurante Régulo and Colorym.


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“Bravo” as auditorium opens new bistro OCEAN VIEWS

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HE Auditorio de Tenerife in Santa Cruz has added a new string to its bow.

Fun trio arrive at Jungle Park

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ISITORS to Tenerife’s Jungle Park will be able to meet Gail, Neil and Yeti, three very special arrivals.

The cute newcomers are Asian otters, all male, who were sent over to the island from their previous home in a zoo in Jersey. They are said to be very playful and spend most of their day swimming and diving in special facilities created especially for them. The fun little animals arrived in perfect condition and are feeding properly following time in quarantine. The Jungle Park is thrilled with the new arrivals which join the 300-plus animals of more than 100 species. Director, Ernesto Delgado said children in particular would love the otters as they are very friendly.

As an added attraction to encourage visitors to this emblematic building with its waved roof, a bistro has been opened for all members of the public. The enterprise was helped by the gastronomic expertise of celebrity chef Lucas Maes, owner of the restaurant which bears his name in Puerto de la Cruz. “Bravo! Café Bistró Auditorio” enjoys views of the ocean and the plaza Alisios. It is open Sunday to Wednesday between 9am and 40pm and Thursday to Saturday 9am to 7.30pm. The menu includes healthy and appetising breakfasts and fresh and fast lunches for those on a time-scale. Weekends will also see brunch accompanied by live music. Tenerife Cabildo’s culture and heritage chief, Cristóbal de la Rosa said it was hoped to bring the auditorium closer to society and widen its appeal to the whole family, residents and tourists alike. They were delighted to have collaborated with quality chef Lucas Maes as the island’s gastronomy was also part of its culture. The recent opening ceremony featured music and an exhibition by artist Meritxell Barroso called “Escenas” which features ten pieces created between 2004 and 2013. It will be on show until December 10th.

GRANADILLA INVITE

Modern look for emblematic tapas route

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ENERIFE’S oldest and pioneering tapas route is back in style. Granadilla’s “‘Mándate una tapa” is being held for the seventh time, having started on November 15th and continuing until December 15th.

That gives you plenty of time to plan a visit as the bars and restaurants taking part are not just in Granadilla town but also in San Isidro, El Médano, Los Abrigos and Charco del Pino. Moving with the times, the tapas route has a number of new features, as well as its own website and a mobile app. In total, there are 36 establishments taking part, offering tapas at 2.50 euros a dish, inclusive of a glass of wine, water or a beer. New features include two desserts for two euros and four cocktails for three euros. The initiative is organised by Granadilla council’s employment and local development departments

and was launched by local councillor, Esteban González and on behalf of Tenerife Cabildo, Efrain Medina. Granadilla is very proud of the tapas route, considering it an emblem of the municipality and the pioneer of many other ventures across the island. “It’s a great showcase and a challenge for the best cuisine in town,” said Esteban González. There was also a big thank you for everyone who is taking part in the route. They are: El Horno(Cruz de Tea); Las Fuentes and Pedro (Charco del Pino); Casino, Tierras del Sur and Asador Velázquez (Granadilla); Virxe da Barca, El Tankito, Almogrote and Reina Sofía (San Isidro); El

Ancla, Calima Café, El Rinconcito, Veinte. 04 Surf Café, El Naúfrago, El Braserito, El Lagar (restaurante), Caballo Blanco, Pub Magma Café, la Lata del Gofio, Imperio del Pintxo, Goiter, Gelatería Demaestri, Locomotor, Maresía, Leo, Tasca Ona, Pelinor Super Pollo, El Templete and El Mentiroso (El Médano) and Yaiday´s, Felixmar, Tito, Tasquita del Puerto, Vistamar and Yaisara (Los Abrigos). If you vote for your favourite, you could win a tablet, courtesy of CRI San Isidro. There will also be prizes and diplomas for the top three establishments. In addition, visitors who complete the special passports will go into

a draw for prizes, including gifts from the participating restaurants.

You can find out more on www.sensacionesgranadilla.com which gives information about the route and other gastronomic events, together with details of the free phone app.


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Triple attraction of “PAtaPA” trail Visit Adeje to enjoy

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free shuttle service is one of the new innovations for the tenth edition of “PAtaPA” in Los Realejos until December 1st.

This is being operated on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8pm to 10.30pm following an agreement

between the local council and the taxi association. It means people can enjoy the wine as well as the food without

breaching any driving rules. The free transportation offers specific stops in plaza de Las Flores de San Agustín, plaza de La Unión de Realejo Alto and the areas around the 22 participating restaurants. Another new idea is the ability to vote for your favourite dish via smartphone devices, accessible by reading a QR code or with the direct link www.patapa.es. Here, you can also post pictures and reviews. Details of the tapas route were announced at Tasca Channo which won the prize last year as the public’s favourite. The Mayor, Manuel Domínguez was joined by councillor for the area, Isabel Socorro and head of the local business association (ASEMCO), Juan Carlos Velázquez. All the dishes offered are 2.50 euros to include a glass

of wine and the public can vote for the best. A panel of judges will select their choices of the best traditional cover and the most innovative. Those who vote also stand to win prizes, such as a break for two on the mainland, a weekend in Tacoronte, wine tasting courses and lunches and dinners. All those who choose to do so through computer stand to win a trip for two to La Gomera. The Mayor said he hoped people would make a point of enjoying the tapas route as it offered a triple attraction – good tapas, the best wines and a chance to win a prize. You can find more information on www.patapa.es or Facebook page “City of Los Realejos.”

“Fotonoviembre”

“Fotonoviembre” has arrived at the cultural centre in Adeje

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HE exhibition is open to the public until December 10th from 9am until 8pm and admis sion is free.

This international event is organised by Tenerife Cabildo, through the island’s Photography Centre and the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes. “Fotonoviembre” has been held every two years since 1991, reaching its 12th edition and tours the island between November and January 2014. It also promotes a forum for meetings and exchanges through a programme of parallel activities, workshops, seminars, screenings, photo tours and so on. Among the photos which can be seen are “Cambios en el Paisaje Urbano” by Conchy Rivero; “Canarias en la Oscuridad” by José Antonio Hernández Cabello; “Encuentros con la Luz” by Ramón del 2Pino; Instat (Spontanzauber)” by Alf Maron; “Origin of an Emotion” by Monika Merva; “Saint-Petersburg. Childhood” by Yana Feldman and “Seres” by Marcin Mikolajczuk.

“AMAZING EXPERIENCE”

TEA EXHIBITION

Tenerife photos in the spotlight

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Show recreates sounds and aromas of nature new exhibition in Santa Cruz is a showcase to Tenerife’s official photographic collection.

The Centre of Photography has more than 6,500 pieces in its possession so “Asimetrías” can only feature a percentage of them. Even so, the 50 works cover a variety of subjects and styles, including works by local, national and international artists. The collection has a wide spectrum of genres, artistic movements, media and technical processes used in the 19 th, 20 th and 21 st centuries. You can see, amongst others, the skills of Julio

Álvarez Yagüe, Gerhard Richter, Walter Marchetti, Bjørn Sterri, Deborah Paauwe, Carmela García, Gilbert Garcin, Humberto Rivas, Jesús Hernández Verano, Iván Ballesteros, Teresa Arozena, Karina Beltrán, Patty Chang, Tarek Ode and David Olivera, Alberto Schommer, Juan Carlos Batista and Santiago Palenzuela. “Asimetrías” can be viewed at the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes until February 2nd, courtesy of Tenerife Cabildo, Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 8pm.

A “spectacle for the senses” takes to the stage of the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on November 29 th and 30th

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LQUIMIA” is a spectacular show which fuses music, aromas and 3D sounds, thanks to creator Daniel Negrin who is an artist as well as a musician. It has been described as “an amazing musical sensory experience which will not leave anyone indifferent”. On stage will be the main band with Daniel on vocals, guitar, ethnic instruments and percussion. He is joined by Rafael Santana on keyboards, Carmen Ojeda on flutes, César Martel on trumpets and

flugelhorn and Sergey Sapr ychev on percussion and Indian tablas. Daniel’s original compositions are the product of a fusion of different styles such as Brazilian music, Latin, Jewish, Indian, African and a touch of jazz. The lyrics are about nature, transformation, happiness, spirituality, feelings and relationships.

The show is unique because the musicians recreate and evoke the sounds and aromas of nature, using specially improvised instruments for bird songs, the sounds of crickets and so on. At the same time, the players mingle with the audience whilst they play so it comes over as 3D. The aromas are created by diffusers which emit five different scents, having been created by artist and performer, Suso Cabrera.

Tickets for this concert are available from Monday to Friday at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium box office, the Teatro Pérez Galdós or before the shows as well as on www.auditorioalfredokraus.com and www.entradas.com, phoning 902 488 488, or through the ATM Bankia network.


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Does your pet have the itch?

ALLERGY PROBLEMS

Cat first aid Road accidents Prevention is better than cure so keep your cat in at night, as this is when most road accidents occur. If you find a cat involved in a road accident, take them to the vet, even if the cat appears to be unhurt. There may be internal injuries that are not immediately obvious. Pick up the cat carefully, keeping them warm, and place them in a box for transportation to the surgery.

Falls Falls can cause severe injuries. If you live in a flat, open windows should be covered with screens. Do not let your cat out onto an unprotected balcony. If your cat falls from a height, take the animal to the vet for a check-up.

Bleeding Keep the cat quiet and calm. Put on a tight bandage. Improvise with strips of towel or clothing if necessary. If blood is seeping through, apply another tight layer. Only use a tourniquet as a last resort. If you cannot put on a bandage, press a pad firmly onto the wound and hold it in place. Go to the vet straight away. If you have bandaging materials, layer these as follows. Firstly, place a non-stick dressing on the wound and cover with swabs or a cotton bandage. Then place a layer of cotton wool over this and cover again with cotton bandage. Secure this top layer of bandage to the hair with surgical tape, and cover all of it with adhesive bandage or tape. Do not stick Elastoplast to the hair and never leave a bandage on for more than 24 hours.

Tail injuries See your vet if your cat’s tail is limp, has been trapped in a door, or pulled hard. Such injuries can cause serious bladder problems.

Does your pet scratch, itch or lose its fur or feathers?

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LLERGIES are big business in both humans and animals. There are lots of “reduced allergy” products on sale, which is not surprising as allergies are becoming more common. They arise from an overactive immune system – that’s the body’s surveillance system which prevents attack by microbes. Most microbes are harmless but the dangerous ones can be identified by the proteins that make up their surface. Proteins are as distinct as fingerprints or barcodes. Ideally, a surveillance system should only react to genuine threats. A fire alarm is a nuisance if it’s triggered by steam from the shower. Your body should ignore chicken proteins in food but react to nasty bugs tagging along. When the system goes wrong, it reacts unnecessarily to harmless proteins as well, causing illness. Other substances, like pollen and flea bites, can also trigger an unnecessary response. But the system needs priming – the first few encounters with a substance don’t produce a bad reaction. Then the reaction changes so that even tiny amounts cause a bad response. Similar to using a cashpoint and finding

your card blocked by an incident of which you had no idea.

Diagnosing allergies in pets

Diagnosis is based on the pattern of disease, as tests are unreliable. An allergic dog often has itchy ears and feet, may be prone to tummy upsets, or a runny nose or eyes. Symptoms can vary with the seasons or with stress. It’s a genetic condition passed on through the generations so affected animals shouldn’t be bred. Susceptible animals often become allergic to more substances with time (called atopy).

Common allergies in animals Allergies to pollen, flea bites and food are all common and often occur together in the same animal. It’s usually proteins that are involved in food; so chicken and rice might produce

symptoms whilst lamb and rice are fine. A truly low allergy diet has stringent requirements, not just “pure” or “organic” ingredients. It must be composed of one type of meat or fish (lamb or duck, or coley or salmon), preferably something outside the usual diet so the animal isn’t already allergic. Alternatively, there are diets in which the protein is destroyed during manufacturing but they are not completely foolproof. Then it’s this diet and nothing else apart from water for at least six weeks. It’s a tough condition, often expensive, difficult to treat, and hard to understand. But itching causes suffering just as much as pain and should be taken seriously. There are kinder solutions than shutting the dog out of the bedroom at night so the scratching doesn’t keep you awake. If you’re concerned that your pet may have an allergy, please contact your vet for advice. Information courtesy of the Blue Cross Animal Charity.

Broken bones Deal with any serious bleeding but do not apply a splint – it is painful, and can cause the bone to break through the skin. Confine the patient to a well padded carrier for transportation to the vet.

Burns and scalds Run cold water over these for at least five minutes then contact your vet. Do not apply ointments or creams, although you can cover the wound with a saline-soaked gauze pad while awaiting treatment. Remember to keep the patient warm.

Poisoning Try to find packaging from the substance swallowed and have it with you when you phone the vet. If chewing of plants is suspected, try to find out the name of the plant, and cut a sample. Call the vet immediately and do not make your cat vomit unless the vet says to do so. Take any packaging or plant cuttings with you to the vet.

Giving your cat ear-drops INSTRUCTIONS  Remember that the ear may be very painful and that the cat may respond by scratching and biting.  Warm the medication by standing the bottle in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.  Hold the cat securely in your lap. You may need to have someone help you by wrapping the cat in a blanket with only the head exposed.  Make sure you have carefully read the label and understand the dosing instructions.  Draw up the liquid into the dropper.

 Use the last two fingers of the same hand to hold the tip of the ear.  Place your remaining hand under the cat’s jaw to support the head.  Apply a small amount of medication into the ear.  Rub the ear against the

cat’s head in a circular motion. Be cautious and gentle. The cat may not allow you to do this.  Release the ear and let your cat shake its head. If the medication contains a wax solvent, debris will be dissolved so it can be shaken out.


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1ST DECEMBER 22:30 HEBBURN (SITCOM)

While Pauline is away on a training weekend, Joe and Dot take full advantage of being left home alone. Joe watches football in Pauline’s sacred ‘good room’ whilst Dot invites some of her OAP friends around to party. Meanwhile, Vicki is helping Gervaise with the photoshoot for his album cover and Jack and Sarah leave their antenatal class with more than they bargained for. Starring: Chris Ramsey, Kimberley Nixon, Jim Moir, Gina McKee, Victoria Elliot, Jason Cook

(STEREO, REPEAT, WIDESCREEN, SUBTITLES, AUDIO DESCRIBED, 2012, 3 STAR) John Barrowman invites contestants to descend into an illuminated arena, the Pressure Pad, to play the general knowledge quiz. Two teams of five compete against each other in a series of head-to-head games in an attempt to outwit each other and leave thousands of pounds richer. If the contestants win a head-to-head they play in the final, if they lose they are out of the game. The winning team receives £2,000 and the chance to play for an extra rolling cash bonus.

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Charming comedy about a widowed president who attempts to juggle his romantic life with his political commitments. President Andrew Shepherd finds his otherwise uneventful private life thrust into the public glare when he unexpectedly falls in love with a feisty environmental lobbyist. As it is election year, Shepherd’s new-found romance only adds to the problems faced by his tightly-run campaign team. Director: Rob Reiner Starring: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Anna Deavere Smith, Samantha Mathis

3RD DECEMBER 23:35 THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT (FILM)

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6TH DECEMBER 21:00 THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (FILM) Brutal, visually stunning and highly acclaimed adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s classic, set against the Anglo-French wars in mid-18th-century America. After frontiersman Hawkeye rescues the daughters of a British colonel from the evil Magua and his band of insurgent Hurons, their lives become irrevocably intertwined as they battle both the wilderness and the enemy. Director: Michael Mann Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Jodhi May, Steven Waddington


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Caught Red Handed Operation Hospital Food with James Martin Real Rescues The Crane Gang Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food HARDtalk BBC News BBC World News The Daily Politics Cash in the Attic A to Z of TV Gardening Coast Floyd’s American Pie Cagney and Lacey Are You Being Served? ‘Allo, ‘Allo! Natural World Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two Celebrity Antiques Road Trip MasterChef: The Professionals Legacy Newsnight Tudor Monastery Farm Panorama

06:00 08:30 09:25 10:30 11:25 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 22:00 22:35 23:40 00:10 03:00

Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover Dickinson’s Real Deal Show Me the Telly The Paul O’Grady Show ITV News London ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Tonight Emmerdale Britain’s Secret Treasures I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! ITV News at Ten and Weather The Jonathan Ross Show Wild Britain with Ray Mears Jackpot247 Tonight

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Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Undercover Boss Canada Beat My Build Channel 4 News Summary Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not Film Comanche Station Phil: Secret Agent Down Under Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces Getting Rich in the Recession: Scrappers What Happens in Kavos... Gogglebox Random Acts 24 Hours in A and E

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Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom The Mr. Men Show Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Toby’s Travelling Circus Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff The Hotel Inspector 5 News Lunchtime Stobart: Trucks, Trains and Planes Home and Away Neighbours NCIS Film Love at the Parade 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live Police Interceptors Charley Boorman’s USA Adventure Surviving the Arctic with Chris Terrill Person of Interest Myra Hindley: The Untold Story Super Casino

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UEFA Champions League Goals What´s the Story? FIFA FUtbol Mundial UEFA Champ. League Goals FOotball Gold What´s the Story? Football Gold FIFA Futbol Mundial UEFA Champions League Goals NFL-A Football Life Live NFL

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Squash Total Rugby Football Gold Racing News Trans WOrld Sport FIFA Futbol Mundial Squash Thrillseekers Total Rugby Sporting Greats What´s the Story? FIFA Futbol Mundial Prem. Leag. World Ringside FL72 Preview The Rugby Club

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FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2013

TENERIFE NEWS 489 I TV GUIDE

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The Legalizer Homes Under the Hammer Caught Red Handed Operation Hospital Food with James Martin Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors The Doctor Blake Mysteries Pressure Pad Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds Flog It! Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show A Question of Sport EastEnders Miranda Have I Got News for You Live at the Apollo BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather The Graham Norton Show Bluestone 42 Film The Stepford Wives

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Real Rescues Flog it! Trade Secrets Question Time BBC News BBC World News The Daily Politics Cash in the Attic A to Z of TV Gardening Coast Floyd’s American Pie Cagney and Lacey Are You Being Served? ‘Allo, ‘Allo! Jimmy and the Wild Honey Hunters Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Mastermind Kangaroo Dundee Wild Burma: Nature’s Lost Kingdom QI Newsnight A Culture Show Special Film Nemesis Question Time

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Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover Dickinson’s Real Deal Show Me the Telly The Paul O’Grady Show ITV News London ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street Off the Beaten Track Coronation Street I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! ITV News and Weather Film The Hitcher Jackpot247 Columbo

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The Hoobs According to Jim Will and Grace Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Undercover Boss Canada Beat My Build Channel 4 News Summary Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals Film The Tall T Phil: Secret Agent Down Under Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 8 Out of 10 Cats Alan Carr: Chatty Man Stand Up for the Week Was it Something I Said? Random Acts Film The Scouting Book for Boys

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Peppa Pig Milkshake! Bop Box Milkshake Monkey Little Princess Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom The Mr Men Show Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Toby’s Travelling Circus Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff The Hotel Inspector Returns 5 News Lunchtime Emergency Bikers Home and Away Neighbours NCIS Film Hitched for the Holidays 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live Arctic Icebreakers Stobart: Trucks, Trains and Planes Film Troy Super Casino

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Fl72 Preview Football Football´s Greatest Ringside Prem. Leag. World FL72 Preview Football Football Gold Champ. Leag. Weekly The Fantasy Football Club Live Victory Shield Football The FAntasy Football Club Prem. Leag. Preview

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Live IRB Rugby Sevens Premier League World

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A round-up of the latest news surrounding the Premier League, featuring interviews with managers and players. 18:00

NFL - A FOotball Life NFL WWE: LAte Night Smackdown Tight Lines

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SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2013

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Breakfast Saturday Kitchen Food and Drink Football Focus Saturday Sportsday BBC News Regional News Weather The Olympic Journey: Inspire Rugby League World Cup Final Final Score My Family BBC News Regional News Weather Pointless Strictly Come Dancing Atlantis Casualty The National Lottery Live BBC News Weather Match of the Day The Football League Show Weatherview BBC News

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Film Dean Spanley Film On the Town Reel History of Britain The Life of Birds: The Problem of Parenthood Refugees of the Lost Rainforest The Great British Bake Off Snooker Rugby Union Jonathan Davies Trimsaran Boy Dad’s Army A Culture Show Special QI XL Film Carnage

Penelope and Michael Longstreet invite Alan and Nancy Cowan to their Brooklyn apartment to discuss an altercation between their sons. This seemingly civilised meeting starts well, with both couples happy to engage in a constructive solution to the matter, but the facade of civility soon breaks down, as accusations of parental responsibility and blatant hostility rise to the surface. 23:35 02:30

Snooker This is BBC Two

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CITV Home of Fabulous Cakes Murder, She Wrote ITV News and Weather Surprise Surprise Film Holiday on the Buses Doc Martin Film Harry Potter and the Philoso pher’s Stone Regional News and Weather ITV News and Weather You’ve Been Framed! The Chase: Celebrity Special The X Factor I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! The Jonathan Ross Show ITV News and Weather Take Me Out Jackpot247 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA

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Fia GT Series Volleyball The Morning Line The American Football Show Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond The Big Bang Theory The Simpsons Heston’s Gothic Horror Feast Channel 4 Racing Come Dine with Me Channel 4 News Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Lakes: Walking Through History Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World Indie Game: The Movie Stand Up for the Week Fresh Meat Hollyoaks Omnibus

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Milkshake Monkey City of Friends Little Princess The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky Angelina Ballerina Rupert Bear Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Jelly Jamm LazyTown Power Rangers: Megaforce Slugterra Inside Hollywood Ben Fogle’s Animal Clinic Film Trading Christmas Film Christmas Mail Film The Christmas Gift Film Meet the Santas Film A Carol Christmas 5 News Weekend Film The Bible... In the Beginning Film Heartbreak Ridge Super Casino

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Game Changers Soccer AM FL72 Live Saturday Team Talk Soccer Saturday LIve Saturday Night Football SNF - Game of the Day SNF - Match Choice FL72 Highlights

Live IRB RUgby Sevens Live Scottish Cup Football Live International Rugby Union TBA Live Spanish Football Scottish Cup Football Sporting Greats TBA


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SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER

Breakfast Match of the Day The Andrew Marr Show Fern Britton Meets... Sunday Politics MOTD2 Extra BBC News EastEnders Omnibus Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day Bargain Hunt Escape to the Country Songs of Praise BBC News Regional News and Weather Countryfile Strictly Come Dancing The Paradise Britain and the Sea BBC News Regional News and Weather Match of the Day 2 The Sky at Night Weatherview BBC News

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This is BBC Two Film Battle Cry Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Saturday Kitchen Best Bites Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds Snooker

Another 16 second round matches take place across eight tables. Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage from York’s Barbican Centre as players vie for places in the last 32. 17:30 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00

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Inspire: The Olympic Journey Flog It! Cuba with Simon Reeve Great Continental Railway Journeys Morecambe and Wise: The Whole Story Hebburn Never Mind the Buzzcocks Snooker Countryfile Holby City

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Text Santa: Help with Hattitude Sooty Horrid Henry Text Santa: Help with Hattitude Victorious Bottom Knocker Street Fort Boyard ITV News Storage Hoarders Sunday Side Up Sunday Scoop ITV News and Weather Countrywise Inside the National Trust Love Your Garden The X Factor All Star Mr and Mrs Prize Island ITV News London ITV News and Weather Surprise Surprise The X Factor Results Show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! ITV News and Weather Off Their Rockers Rugby Highlights

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The American Football Show Fia GT Series Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Sunday Brunch The Big Bang Theory The Simpsons Gadget Man Film Monster-inLaw Film Sister Act Channel 4 News The Political Slot Time Team Special Homeland Rock Night: Amps, Whips and Rebel Riffs: 50 Years of Rock Rock Night: Queens of the Stone Age: Itunes Festival Special Rock Night: Queen: Live at Wembley American Football Live

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The Hoobs According to Jim Will and Grace Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Ruth Watson Means Business! Building the Dream Channel 4 News Summary Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures Film The First Wives Club Phil Spencer: Secret Agent Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Turner Prize 2013 A Great British Christmas with Sarah Beeny Liberty of London Fresh Meat Cardinal Burns Man Down Random Acts The Shooting Gallery Film A Separation

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Bananas in Pyjamas Make Way for Noddy Mio Mao City of Friends Little Princess Milkshake Monkey The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky Angelina Ballerina Rupert Bear Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Jelly Jamm LazyTown The Mr Men Show Power Rangers: Super Samurai Slugterra Jungle Babies Cowboy Builders Film I’ll be Home for Christmas Film Disney’s Snow Dogs Film Happy Feet 5 News Weekend Film Spider-Man 3 Film Warrior Treblinka: Inside Hitler’s Secret Death Camp Super Casino

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Little Lodgers Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Olly the Little White Van Toby’s Travelling Circus Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff The Hotel Inspector Returns 5 News Lunchtime Charley Boorman’s USA Adventure Home and Away Neighbours NCIS Film Good Witch, Bad Witch 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan The Gadget Show Monty Halls and the Divers’ Graveyard Hatfields and McCoys 7 Days That Made the Fuhrer

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Game Changers FL72 Highlights The Sunday Supplement Goals on Sunday Live Super Sunday Live Spanish Football Football Special Scottish Cup Football Spanish Football

Scottish Cup Football Sporting Greats International Fight Night LIve Scottish Cup Football Live Championship Rugby Union Live NFL NFL - A Football Life

MONDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2013

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Breakfast Heir Hunters Homes Under the Hammer Caught Red Handed Operation Hospital Food with James Martin Bargain Hunt BBC News at One BBC London News Doctors The Doctor Blake Mysteries Pressure Pad Escape to the Country Flog It! Pointless BBC News at Six BBC London News The One Show Panorama EastEnders Ripper Street BBC News at Ten BBC London News Have I Got a Bit More News for You The Graham Norton Show Weatherview BBC News

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This is BBC Two Homes Under the Hammer Caught Red Handed Operation Hospital Food with James Martin Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is The House That £100k Built Swansea Market Click BBC News BBC World News The Daily Politics Snooker Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two Celebrity Antiques Road Trip University Challenge MasterChef: The Professionals The Choir: Sing While You Work Never Mind the Buzzcocks Newsnight Snooker Film 2013 No Sex Please, We’re Japanese

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Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover Dickinson’s Real Deal Show Me the Telly The Paul O’Grady Show ITV News London ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street Tales From Northumberland with Robson Green I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! ITV News at Ten and Weather The Agenda Film Training Day Jackpot247

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Football Special FL72 Highlights Spanish Football Scott. Cup Football Football Special Spanish FOotball The Fantasy Football Club Champ. Leag. Weekly Game Changers SOccer AM: The Best Bits FL72 Review Live Irish Football The Footballers´ Football Show

Championship Rugby Union International Rugby Union IRB Rugby World Sevens NFL INternational Fight Night Football Special Inside Sailing Live Mosconi Cup Pool NFL


TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2013

TENERIFE NEWS 489 I TV GUIDE

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Breakfast Heir Hunters Homes Under the Hammer Caught Red Handed Operation Hospital Food with James Martin Bargain Hunt BBC News at One BBC London News Doctors The Doctor Blake Mysteries Pressure Pad Escape to the Country Flog It! Pointless BBC News at Six BBC London News The One Show EastEnders Holby City Last Tango in Halifax BBC News at Ten BBC London News Imagine... Film 2013 Film Walkabout Weatherview BBC News

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This is BBC Two Homes Under the Hammer Caught Red Handed Operation Hospital Food with James Martin Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Antiques Roadshow Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food HARDtalk BBC News BBC World News The Daily Politics Snooker Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two The Mary Berry Story MasterChef: The Professionals Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve Hebburn Newsnight Snooker The Midwives This is BBC Two

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Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover Dickinson’s Real Deal Show Me the Telly The Paul O’Grady Show ITV News London ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! ITV News at Ten and Weather Trauma: Level One Film The American President Jackpot247 Loose Women

06:10 07:05 07:30 07:55 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 12:05 12:20 14:10 15:10 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:55 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:10 00:15 01:10

The Hoobs According to Jim Will and Grace Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Ruth Watson Means Business! Building the Dream Channel 4 News Summary River Cottage Bites Film Footsteps in the Fog Phil Spencer: Secret Agent Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Stephen Hawking in Brief Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners The Sound of Musicals Masters of Sex Alan Carr: Chatty Man 8 Out of 10 Cats Random Acts

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Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Olly the Little White Van Toby’s Travelling Circus Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff The Hotel Inspector Returns 5 News Lunchtime Ben Fogle’s Animal Clinic Home and Away Neighbours NCIS Film Christmas Returns to Canaan 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live The Dog Rescuers Cowboy Builders The Mentalist Castle NCIS Born to Kill? Super Casino

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Fl72 Review The Footballers´ Football Show Darts World Champ. Years Fl72 Review Irish Football The Footballers´ Football Show Football GOld Irish Football Darts World Champ. Years Premier League Review

Inside Sailing Darts World Championship Years Mosconi Cup Pool Show Jumping Soccer AM: The Best Bits Mosconi Cup Pool Darts World Champ. Years Soccer AM: The Best Bits Football Asia World Pool Championship Mosconi CUp Pool

WEDNESDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2013

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12:15 13:00 13:30 13:45 14:15 15:10 15:55 16:40 17:15 18:00 18:30 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 22:25 22:35 00:05 00:10

Breakfast Heir Hunters Homes Under the Hammer Caught Red Handed Operation Hospital Food with James Martin Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors The Doctor Blake Mysteries Pressure Pad Escape to the Country Flog It! Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show Nigel and Adam’s Farm Kitchen New Tricks BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather Match of the Day Weatherview BBC News

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Homes Under the Hammer Caught Red Handed Operation Hospital Food with James Martin Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates Ronnie’s Animal Crackers See Hear BBC News The Daily Politics Snooker Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two The Mary Berry Story MasterChef: The Professionals Tudor Monastery Farm The Culture Show Newsnight Snooker The Choir: Sing While You Work See Hear This is BBC Two

06:00 08:30 09:25 10:30 11:25 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:30 22:00 22:35 00:00 03:00

Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover Dickinson’s Real Deal Show Me the Telly The Paul O’Grady Show ITV News London ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! ITV News at Ten and Weather 28up South Africa Jackpot247 Columbo

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Will and Grace Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Ruth Watson Means Business! Building the Dream Channel 4 News Summary River Cottage Bites Film Cat Ballou Phil Spencer: Secret Agent Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Stephen Hawking in Brief Location, Location, Location 24 Hours in A and E Gogglebox British Comedy Awards Nomina tions Show 2013 Drifters What Happens in Kavos... Random Acts Film Running Scared

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Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Toby’s Travelling Circus Little Lodgers Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff The Hotel Inspector Returns 5 News Lunchtime Cowboy Builders Home and Away Neighbours NCIS Film Meet the Santas 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live Almost Dead: Scariest Near Misses Stop! Police Interceptors Car Crime UK: Caught on Camera Film Snatch Pokerstars: The Big Game Super Casino

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Darts World Champ. Years Mosconi Cup Pool Revista de La Liga Darts World Champ. Years Footb. Leag.Gold Football Asia Mosconi Cup Pool Revista de La Liga Sportswomen Mosconi Cup Pool Darts World Champ. Years Revista de La Liga Football Gold

Killarney Adventure Race WWE Vintage The Ashes Cricket What´s the Story?

Sarah-Jane Mee presents a discussion show focusing on recent sports developments 23:00

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THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2013

Breakfast Heir Hunters Homes Under the Hammer Caught Red Handed Operation Hospital Food with James Martin Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors The Doctor Blake Mysteries Pressure Pad Escape to the Country Flog It! Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show Restoring England’s Heritage EastEnders Keeping Britain Safe 24/7 Mrs. Brown’s Boys BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather Question Time This Week Skiing Weatherview BBC News

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This is BBC Two Homes Under the Hammer Caught Red Handed Operation Hospital Food with James Martin Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is The Crane Gang Ronnie’s Animal Crackers HARDtalk Autumn Statement Snooker Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two Snooker MasterChef: The Professionals The Silent War The Best of the Sarah Millican Television Programme Newsnight Snooker Tudor Monastery Farm Panorama This is BBC Two

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Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover Dickinson’s Real Deal Show Me the Telly The Paul O’Grady Show ITV News London ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Britain’s Secret Treasures I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! ITV News at Ten and Weather The Jonathan Ross Show Wild Britain with Ray Mears Jackpot247 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA

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One of the toughest triathlons on the UK Calendar, this multiterrain event takes place on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales, with 750 athletes taking on a course that includes a sea swim and a run on the dunes and rocky beaches of Newborough Forest. The second of three events in the Always Aim High series. 07:05 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 11:30 12:30 13:30 16:10 18:45 19:15

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Darkly comic film about Alfred, a 64 year-old man who suffers a health scare and decides to make amends with his estranged family before it is too late. His well-meaning attempts to make things right always seem to go wrong, but with his long-suffering friend Brian along for the ride, he faces up to his past and realises what his life means to him.

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Maria Restaurant/Lounge Bar, Golf del Sur This lovely restaurant, just a stone’s throw from the ocean and a sea-front walk, is a great place to visit, afternoon or evenings. Because the restaurant is situated within the Nautico suites complex, some people believe it is either private, expensive or “too posh” which is certainly not the case. What you will find is excellent, affordable food and a very warm welcome from Patricia and Sarah. Maria’s Restaurant specialises in paella and meat dishes which are beautifully cooked and mouth-watering, prepared using fresh market produce. You can sit inside the lovely restaurant with its attractive tables or on its huge terrace. A stunning place for an evening meal or celebration with family or friends. In the afternoon, you can treat yourself to a drink, tea or coffee with cake, cream scones, perhaps some tapas or a real highlight, their English-style high tea. This comes on a tiered tray with triangular sandwiches, cream scones, strawberries, mini-cakes, tea or coffee and fresh orange. The price is 19 euros for two and great value for money (add four euros if you would also like a glass of cava each). Drink prices are very reasonable too - a glass of wine or a large Dorada is just two euros, for instance, or a lovely cocktail for five euros. There is a Happy Hour between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. To find Maria, follow the one-way system through Golf del Sur and watch out for the Nautico sign just after the S-bends on your right. Maria is at the far end of the Nautico building with parking available. Alternatively, it is five minutes’ walk from the bottom of San Blas square, turn right along the flat side road or sea-front.

Bistro Bolle, Costa del Silencio Bistro Bolle is one of those lovely friendly restaurants which also offers great food at affordable prices and a very special atmosphere. Owner Patrick, who comes from Belgium, is multi-lingual which is one of the reasons you will find all nationalities here and you are always greeted as a friend and made to feel very welcome in your own language. The other ingredients which make this restaurant so special are a good location with stunning views, including Mount Teide beyond, a huge sunny terrace with cover against the elements and easy parking. There is no formal menu, you simply choose from the blackboard or specials. Dishes include a fantastic spaghetti bolognaise for just seven euros, duck in orange sauce for 14 euros, salmon tagliatelle for ten euros and entrecote steak for 13 euros. The food is excellent with good-sized portions. Bolle offers a wide range of Belgian beers, including on draught. On the last Saturday of each month, there is a great buffet night with live entertainment for 25 euros per person (including half a bottle of wine, aperitif and dessert) and mid-month, Saturday live entertainment with the normal a la carte menu. As Patrick says, here you will find quality at a good price and always done with a smile. *If in a car, when you turn left into Silencio from the main Galletas road, turn right in front of the funny statues in the fountain swimming pool, then filter left along the one-way system and first left again. You will see the red awning of the bistro on the right.

TACOA Cerveceria & Restaurante, El Sauzal This brewery and restaurant is a unique place to visit and if you see their excellent website of www.tacoa.com, it will give you a taste of what to expect. All the food served here is home-made and has its roots in traditional German cuisine. The menu also features Canary and Spanish dishes with a host of appetisers, delicious salads, smoked items, home-made desserts and more. The beer is made on the premises and conforms to German purity laws that prohibits additives and preservatives. Five types are manufactured - clara, cobre, negra, trigo and fiesta and depending on the season, there are specials like the Tacoa October and in December, Tacoa-Navidad with a touch of cinnamon. The brewery is situated within the premises which is typical of such establishments. Its atmosphere is warm and relaxed, inspired by the German beer. TACOA offers its customers two terraces (with smoking zone), a recreation area for children and a room adapted for the disabled. There is also parking. TACOA also offers for groups of 4, 50% payment on the taxi ride back home to Puerto de la Cruz, La Laguna or Bajamar. The kitchen is open continuously from 12.30pm each day and all events can be organised for up to 130 people. There is also a shop and beer tastings from artesans of the island are being organised. See Facebook for announcements. Find TACOA at Carretera General del Norte, 122. El Sauzal, telephone 922 56 41 73 (email info@tacoa.com).

This family run restaurant is situated in the well-known and much visited venue in Las Candidas (La Orotava). The current owners are brothers Toño (front of house) and Cristóbal (head chef). They have carried on the family tradition of offering top quality products at affordable prices whilst bringing the menu up to date. There is a lively atmosphere here with some really unusual dishes to taste. All the dishes are fresh using vegetables from the market. The cuisine is traditional with a modern slant without being too over elaborate. They specialise in roast lamb and suckling pig and fish lovers have a huge choice. You will find Restaurant Algarrobo in Las Candidas just off the road between El Monasterio and La Orotava. A great place for parties, communions, business meetings etc.

Tressardi, Puerto de la Cruz If you want to seek out a really good Italian restaurant at an affordable price, look no further than Tressardi in Puerto de la Cruz. This well established Italian restaurant and pizzeria is managed by three partners from Sardinia and can be found in La Paz (the main tourist area of Puerto). It offers a very varied menu including traditional Italian dishes, pizza and pasta with gorgeous fillings and sauces, meat dishes, fresh fish and crunchy salads. You can accompany it with an Italian wine or cold beer whilst enjoying romantic soothing Italian music. The desserts like tiramisu and panna- cota are to die for! Depending on your choices the price averaging 15-16 Euros per person is what you can expect. So if you want a good Italian restaurant for a family meal, a romantic dinner, a quick lunch when working or a take away, Tressardi is the restaurant for you. A friendly and homely restaurant that has quality products combining fast food and well prepared dishes for kids and grown ups.


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Restaurante Magnolia, Puerto de la Cruz Restaurante Magnolia has come a long way in the last three decades, starting life as a small intimate restaurant with an outdoor terrace to the finished article we see today, with the terrace now covered and well spaced tables inside. The décor is pleasant and comfortable and makes you feel at home right away. Windows run down both sides of the restaurant allowing the light to beam in, creating a bright atmosphere even on a dull day and there are lovely views. The kitchen is open plan and creates the most wonderful Catalan and international dishes with an extensive menu of fish, shellfish, lamb, steaks, pastas. The combination of ingredients and flavours is wonderful with exquisite sauces. This venue is always busy and customers are full of praise for the Restaurante Magnolia as one of the finest places to eat on the island. The quality and service certainly stands out and the cost is very reasonable indeed. You will find Restaurante Magnolia opposite the Hotel Botánico on the main road, tucked into the side of Apartamentos Molino Blanco.

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Rendezvous Restaurant/Bar and Bistro, Golf del Sur The Rendezvous in Golf del Sur offers diners a double delight. By day and in the evening, you can enjoy a full menu with great prices and big portions at the Rendezvous Bar and Bistro, overlooking the bowling green at the Winter Gardens. In the evening, you might opt for the Rendezvous Restaurant which is just above it and offers an extensive à la carte menu, fine wines and a relaxing night out to enjoy excellent cuisine at a leisurely pace. “The Rendezvous Restaurant has a lovely ambience and it’s a restaurant where you can sit back and enjoy”. The Winter Gardens is very easy to find and is on your right just as you drive into the Golf and where you can park. Just go through the main entrance and down the steps or ramps to find Rendezvous. Booking is advised at the main restaurant because it is extremely popular and it’s testament to its success that diners come back time and time again.

Matul, Tasca-Restaurante, La Orotava Opened some three months ago, Restaurante Matul is receiving glowing reviews for its value for money, fabulous dishes, excellent service and decor. “A gastronomic reference for the north” is one diner’s accolade. The restaurant prides itself on presenting creative cuisine, using fresh daily products, so you can enjoy meat dishes, fish or perhaps some tapas with friends. There is also a wide range of wines. You must also try the home-made desserts which are exquisite, with a great creative touch. All this is presented in a friendly environment with attentive owner, Victor and his team who make you feel totally at home and ensure an experience to remember at a price you can afford. Restaurante Matul is open every day, except Sunday, from 1pm to 4.30pm and 7.30pm to 11pm. This beautiful restaurant is located parallel to the motorway heading towards Santa Cruz at exit 33 to La Orotava.

The Pink Parrot, Las Galletas sea-front A great name, great British cooking and a great location. What better reasons could there be than to visit The Pink Parrot which is right on the sea-front promenade at Las Galletas? This is a beautiful flat location as you are literally a metre away from the ocean with a panoramic view. The Pink Parrot was taken over by Brenda and Mike a year ago and is a family-run café offering a traditional English menu with daily specials and all home-made dishes. Specialities include cod, chips and mushy peas (delicious!), served only on Fridays, Sunday roast, jacket potatoes and a special combo platter for two people for only 8.50 euros. There is also a gluten free menu and delicious home-made desserts. There is also wifi. Everyone who goes to Las Galletas falls in love with it and the sea-front promenade is just two minutes away from the banks, shops, post office etc. So with Pink Parrot in mind, you have extra reason to visit and can just hop on a bus if you don’t drive. It’s a great day out. The restaurant is closed on a Monday but open 9.15am to 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Friday 9.15am to 8pm (last fish and chip orders 7pm), Saturday 9.15am to 4pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm. Brenda and Mike are happy to stay open later for a private party or celebration, just ask.

Restaurant La Bohème, Puerto de la Cruz Having recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, Restaurant La Bohème can rightly claim to be one of the best and most popular restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz. Near the Plaza del Charco, you will find it on the first floor of Calle Blanco 5 and it is well worth seeking out for a really excellent meal in comfortable surroundings. The restaurant has been under the same management for 25 years and has many loyal customers of all nationalities. They have always followed the same concept of presenting high-quality dishes with friendly service. La Bohème believes in moving with the times so there are always new additions to the menu, naturally cooked with fresh ingredients daily. A firm favourite of many is the crispy roast duck with delicious red cabbage, stuffed pear and various sauces. Do ask about the festive menus as well as birthday, anniversary and jubilee parties.

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Bar El Pincho, Paseo Las Vistas, Los Cristianos With so many bars and restaurants along the sea-front of the main Las Vistas beach in Los Cristianos, where on earth do you head for? Why not try Bar El Pincho where you can enjoy good prices, good food, good service and a fantastic view of the ocean as you watch the world go by. Bar El Pincho is winning many fans because of the friendly staff you encounter and the really delicious Spanish tapas. Opened about two years ago, customers of all nationalities come here, including the British, Spanish, German, Dutch and French. It’s a lovely place and one of the bargains they offer is a combination of tapas for two for just 8.50 euros. You can’t go wrong with this. There is also a wide selection of main plates, such as steak, chicken and fish, all cooked with love and the best ingredients they can find. The owners really mean it when they say customer satisfaction is paramount so do ask if there is something special you would like or arranged. Every two weeks, you will find live music and do try the fantastic cocktails which they always try to improve. Try also the special dishes from the north of the island and the drinks. The aim is to make you feel at home which regular customers say is definitely the case. Please note, Bar El Pincho is closed on Sundays so the staff can spend some valuable time with their families as well.

Restaurant Los Roques, Los Abrigos Restaurante Los Roques in Los Abrigos opened in 2005 and over the years has become a firm favourite of locals and travellers alike. Set on the harbour-front, the restaurant has a modern interior opening onto a terrace, giving all tables a stunning view towards the sunset over the Tenerife coastline. With only six full time staff, you get a real sense of a small passionate team. All of them love food and wine and it really shows in every aspect of the restaurant. Even though it’s finedining, the atmosphere is informal and relaxed. The waiters are friendly and knowledgeable and as things quieten down, the head chef will often pop out to chat to customers as well. Reservations are essential even if they are not full. With such a small kitchen and staff, reservations are timed so that the kitchen can always produce quality dishes. Tables are only seated once a night, so you never have to give up your table by a particular time. Everything is home-made, from breadsticks when seated to biscuits with coffee. They use local ingredients wherever possible, with some imported products where a local version isn’t available. They even grow some of their own produce to supplement what’s available locally. They´re open for dinner from 7pm Tuesday to Saturday and lunches with a lighter menu 1pm-4pm Tuesday to Sunday. There is no doubt that Los Roques is a real treat and it’s definitely worth treating yourself at least once! Telephone: 922 74 94 01 Web: http://losroq.com

The Potter Inn, Puerto Colón When out and about in the Puerto Colón area, where on earth do you head for when you want good value food, great drink offers and a friendly family atmosphere? Can we point you in the direction of The Potter Inn (formerly Geordie Pride) which is still under the same ownership of Mark and Kerry despite the name change. It is now home for the Tenerife Potters (Stoke City’s official supporters’ club on the island) with all fixtures being shown, as well as other matches. If you are from the Stoke area, you will have a special affinity but everyone is guaranteed a warm welcome. All sorts of food is available but of particular value is the special evening menu, Monday to Friday, 5.30pm to 9pm, with two courses for 5.95 euros and three courses for 7.45 euros. It’s great cooking with generous portions. Every weekday from 3.30pm to 7.30pm is Happy Hour with lots of two for one offers (ie two local spirit and mixers for 2.50 euros!). There are breakfasts, lunches, snacks and main meals, plus a hugely popular Sunday lunch. The best way to Potter Inn is down the steps at the taxi rank at Puerto Colon and then turn left. The frontage looks small but inside is deceptively spacious, with a terrace at the front and at the back overlooking the harbour.

Casa Tagoro Restaurant & Gastrobar, Los Cristianos This new restaurant in the centre of Los Cristianos is being described as “a dream come true” and “amazing”. This really is somewhere very different to enjoy, offering a fantastic menu with specialities from all over the world, Spanish tapas, fresh fish, meat dishes, a four or six course tasting menu, a Thai fondu, Bavarian roast pork on a Sunday and many more gourmet delights. Yet it is more than this. The decor and atmosphere is very special. It is bright and spacious, featuring antique furniture, different areas to sit inside and out, a bar area from where you can watch the chef cooking, a large interior dining room (50 seats) and a cosy lounge corner (seats ten). The shady terrace also seats 20 and is the smoking area. Hosts Karin and Gerhard describe a visit here as a culinary journey and a chance to enjoy new tastes and a special experience in the touristic south of Tenerife. Depending on the season, there are special events and theme nights. When in Granadilla, the restaurant was recommended in the Michelin guide in 2010, 2011 and 2012. You can book the restaurant for all special occasions, in part or whole, and for a special present, you can buy a restaurant voucher. See their website on www.casatagoro.de for all options (in English), including a vineyard special with catering etc. The restaurant is at calle Valle de Menendez 28, 50 metres below the little white church and behind the hotel Reveron.

Mamma Rosa, Playa de las Américas Mamma Rosa is one of the longest established restaurants in the south of Tenerife and has an extensive menu and a modern ambiance which appeals to all ages. For more than 22 years, it has offered elegance, top-class cuisine, an excellent varied wine list and, of course, the service you would expect. The restaurant is next to the Colón II apartments at the e n d o f T h e Pa t c h ( n e a r t h e l a s t r o u n d a b o u t , w i t h Santander Bank on the corner, and not far from the Hotel Palmeras). The cuisine is described as classical Italian and Scandinavian with Spanish and French influences, blended together and cooked in a modern style. Part of the new approach is to offer a ver y extensive fish menu. As with the meat, the restaurant tries where possible to buy local produce and support the islands’ agriculture. Likewise, the wine list allows you to choose a Canar y Island wine, together with wines from around the globe such as the mainland, Italy, France etc.


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Restaurant Algarrobo, Las Candidas This family run restaurant is situated in the well-known and much visited venue in Las Candidas (La Orotava). The current owners are brothers Toño (front of house) and Cristóbal (head chef). They have carried on the family tradition of offering top quality products at affordable prices whilst bringing the menu up to date. There is a lively atmosphere here with some really unusual dishes to taste. All the dishes are fresh using vegetables from the market. The cuisine is traditional with a modern slant without being too over elaborate. They specialise in roast lamb and suckling pig and fish lovers have a huge choice. You will find Restaurant Algarrobo in Las Candidas just off the road between El Monasterio and La Orotava. A great place for parties, communions, business meetings etc.

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Electra, San Blas, Golf del Sur Some chefs just seem to draw the crowds and Paolo, now back at Electra, is one of them. He produces the most exquisite dishes as a labour of love, using an unusual combination of ingredients and always creating beautifully-looking plates. He is also a wine expert and will happily chat to you and recommend choices to go with your meals. He believes the two must perfectly complement each other. Electra is a relatively small restaurant on the first line of San Blas Square but it oozes charm and style and has a lovely interior with clever attention to the design. This also applies to the cutlery, plates and glasses which combine to present a very inviting table. There is also a small terrace outside if you want a table under the stars or to enjoy the sun. The food is always freshly cooked and diners over the last few months have enthused over dishes such as the steak (“Fantastic”), sea bream cooked in sea salt (“The best I have ever tasted”) and the tapas with a twist. “The best food I have ever eaten, amazing presentation and service. Unbelievable quality and quantity of food. Brilliant prices. Absolutely five stars!” is just one of the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor

Tipsy Terrace, Los Gigantes Tipsy Terrace in Los Gigantes is described as one of the friendliest places around and you will see why when you visit. This delightful venue is run with great enthusiasm by owners Sally and Sarah. They love to celebrate special occasions and dates in the calendar and have become experts in providing great entertainment and lovely decorations. It is not by chance that it has become a favourite place for many people, locals and holiday-makers alike. You will find great home cooking and dishes to suit all tastes, from breakfast through to evening meals and everything in between. Tap into their menu on www.tipsy-terrace.net and you can see all the choices for yourself, from Tipsy’s Ploughman’s and Rise and Shine sandwiches to wraps, jacket potatoes, burgers, crunchy salads, light lunches and much, much more. Tipsy Terrace also has a swimming pool, tennis, mini-golf and lovely gardens. It is easy to find as it is just by the coach and bus stops.

Tasca Casa Paco, Los Cristianos Tasca Casa Paco is a hugely popular restaurant because it offers a real taste of Spain right in the heart of Los Cristianos. It has become known as the restaurant with the singing chef because owner Paco is always singing and most evenings will take to his guitar and sing Spanish and English songs with great expertise. There are more than 30 dishes on the menu and a wine list with over 50 choices. Paco is passionate about his food and only uses fresh ingredients. You can watch him as he creates your meal with an artistic flair. He’s like a maestro conducting an orchestra. People often talk about this place for weeks after their visit because it is a unique experience over and above the excellent cuisine. It’s not surprising it is highly rated on TripAdvisor, having recently held the number two spot for Los Cristianos. It’s easy to find near the cultural centre as you walk into Cristianos town. Find the two petrol stations and it’s on the left of the one in the centre of the road.

Tapas ‘n’ Chill, Golf del Sur If you’re looking for tapas with flair and a chill-out atmosphere, this is the place to head for. A very popular restaurant, it is in the same ownership as Volare cabaret lounge next door so if you haven’t booked or arrive early, you can just pop in here for a pre-dinner drink (and go back afterwards for the entertainment!) Owner Gary is now in the kitchen and produces mouth-watering tapas dishes which are different and delicious. He has a great passion for cooking and this is reflected in creations such as “Meatballs in a slightly spicy creamy curry” or “Flakes of salmon, white and smoked fish potato cake with a chilli mint dip”. Couples usually have four to five dishes between them so they can share and get a variety of tastes. Don’t miss the house potatoes! Tapas & Chill is open seven nights a week from 6pm. If you are driving through Golf del Sur, go past the Winter Gardens bowling green on your right, take the next turning right and double back on yourself. Look out for the Apartamentos Aquamarine Golf on the left (opposite Best Buys supermarket) and there is a sloping pathway down to the sea next to it. Walk down here and Tapas & Chill is on the right.

La Clave, Puerto Viejo, Puerto de la Cruz This lovely restaurant in Puerto receives glowing reviews and those who have enjoyed wining and dining here say they would recommend it “100%”. The team set out with a very clear aim. To offer a restaurant, brasserie, tapas and pintxos (a specific type of tapas) in a relaxed atmosphere at a cost people can afford. They are delighted that customers are returning time and time again and have become friends. One comment on TripAdvisor reads: “The best tapas I have ever had!” The emphasis is on fun, good music, tasty food and a nice environment. There’s nothing stuffy about La Clave where the staff are happy and sociable and will do all they can to help. You can enjoy a wide range of appetisers with a beer or glass of wine and a wide selection of Spanish tapas, together with traditional plates brought into the 21st century from the expert kitchen. Those who love Oriental food will also love it here, as well as vegetarians as there are dishes especially for them, such as tofu, fresh vegetables, tempuras, ecological rice and seitan. There are also coffees from around the world, a full cocktail menu and drinks, all with the background of good music and a very agreeable environment. Sit inside or out and enjoy its clean lines and modern decor.


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HOOSING your favourite dish at Electra, the lovely bistro at Golf del Sur, is difficult enough – and it’s a dilemma even the chef shares! The restaurant on the outside of the San Blas square has been re-opened again for approximately eight months now and we popped in to enjoy tapas and wine with Paolo, the man at the helm. Wine is as much a passion for Paolo as the food and he believes the two have to complement each other. Paolo is a wine expert and has a topclass selection of national, Canar y, Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Rias Baixas wines which go very well with his style of Mediterranean fusion cuisine, appropriate for lunches and dinners. Paolo now has someone helping out in the kitchen. Roberto, also Italian, has been taught by Paolo and has become an important member of the Electra team. To start with, Paolo served a home-made salad with cheeses, giving it a great contrast of flavours and making it a very special first fresh dish. We then tried Iberian pork with a reduction of Pedro Jimenez wine, raisons, apples

accompanied by an apple compote, another great mixture of flavours and colours which made this plate a delight for us. To finish off, we were served with a chocolate coolant with currants and

Electra is currently open every day from 13:00pm to 15:00pm and from 18:30pm untill 11pm, and is a great place for everyone, whether business people, holiday-makers or local residents. Do call in but if you want to guarantee a table, ring 665 812 136.

necessarily traditionally Spanish as Paolo brings his Italian flair to the dishes which you can share or keep all to yourself! These are the sort of choices you would make if you have already had a big lunch and just want to relax and enjoy Electra’s bistro atmosphere, either on the terrace or inside with its stunning modern décor.

coconut, a must for those chocolate lovers as it sweetness is its perfect point. Happily full, we watched as huge plates of artistic food wafted by, looking and smelling absolutely gorgeous. But as Paolo explained, not everyone wants to eat a full meal. Sometimes, it is just lovely to pop in and enjoy tapas with wine. Electra’s tapas is not

Christmas Dinner Menu TASTING MENU: House goat´s cheese salad Scallops with foie gras Pork “ secreto iberico” or Marinaded prawns Selection of desserts

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ANTA Cruz is buzzing and if you want to taste the cosmopolitan atmosphere against a backdrop steeped in history, head for the fabulous Hotel Taburiente. Situated in the centre of the city, in front of the García Sanabria park and next to La Rambla, it’s urban, stylish, beautiful, has fabulous rooms and decor, including suites, exquisite cuisine with several restaurants, a swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi and the service to match its excellent reputation. Its philosophy is to offer the best atmosphere and value for money in the capital. This summer, in recognition of its outstanding hospitality,

In 1989, it expanded again to 116 rooms and undertook a comprehensive reform of its facilities, decor and service. During this time, an application for three stars was approved. The latest expansion and refurbishments were completed in 2007. Today, the hotel has 173 rooms. One thing has never changed, however. From its inception to date, the hotel has been in the same ownership, a Canary family in its second generation. They care about

The stylish place to stay in Santa Cruz the hotel received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor®, testament to its bid to give every customer a memorable experience. This is a hugely valued accolade as it is voted for by users of the world-wide site. Only ten per cent of businesses on TripAdvisor® receive this award and they have to maintain a minimum overall score of four points (out of a possible five) from travellers and have a profile of at least 12 months. Hotel Taburiente was founded in 1966 when it had 45 rooms and had a “hotel residencia” category of two stars. In 1976, it expanded to 90 rooms and soon became a hotel as the other classification disappeared.

their staff and customers and about good causes as well. In April 2013, the Taburiente became the first hotel in Tenerife to join the ‘Hoteles Amigos’ initiative set up by the Spanish Committee for UNICEF to protect the rights of children. Guests are told about the project on their arrival and invited to contribute a euro when paying their bill or when booking through the hotel website. This money goes directly to UNICEF Spain. Whether you are new to the Hotel Taburiente or a regular, you will love it. Accolades include “a very enjoyabale experience”, “everything is excellent”, “three star but worthy of a four”, “spacious and comfortable”, “ver y comfortable rooms and a great

A memorable experience at Hotel Taburiente breakfast” and “conveniently situated with a beautiful park in front”. As you would expect from such a select hotel, its facilities are extensive to suit both business and pleasure. There is a 24-hour reception, fax and

email service, business centre, free wifi, six conference rooms, air conditioning, a solarium overlooking the park, an outdoor pool and jacuzzi, gym, three lifts, laundr y, room service and a 2pm late checkout by prior arrangement.

There is also a prêt à porter boutique Ortegolás which has dedicated 20 years to fashion in Santa Cruz and offers all the latest trends, with quality products and top brands. These include clothes, fashion accessories, handbags and jewellery. The pool, which offers magnificent views of the park beyond, is free of charge to all customers, as is the gym and jacuzzi. A very welcome bonus is that garage parking is available at 6.42 euros a day which is a great help in busy Santa Cruz. Even pets are welcome at a supplement of 5.35 euros a day, so all potential problems are instantly solved! The standard rooms have recently been refurbished and nine offer a unique view of the Parque García Sanabria. They have air conditioning, a free

safe, flat screen satellite TV, fridge, telephone, hair-drier and bath with shower or tub. There are five other types of accommodation, including newly-built Superior rooms which are fully sound-proofed and in a minimalist design. All of them are decorated in a sleek, contemporary modern style, light and airy, with crisp whites and browns, glassfronted wardrobes, shiny mirrors and side-lights, plumped up pillows and all your welcome accessories. One of the hotel’s great ideas is to offer single economy rooms which are situated in the interior of the old part of the building. The Superior suites have two bedrooms, a separate lounge and a bathroom with shower and bath, all in a minimalist style. These are ideal for families with children.


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For a really special stay, you might like to opt for the Parque suite which has two terraces overlooking the park, a separate lounge, gorgeous double bed and bathroom with a romantic round tub or “Suite Los Campos” which has similar facilities. At Hotel Taburiente, cuisine is vitally important as well, with the a la carte Restaurante GOM being a reference point in Santa Cruz for innovation in service and in the kitchen. There is a friendly and light-hearted approach to customers, with good prices and a stunning interior, combined with exceptional flavours, textures and aromas of the Spanish avant-garde cuisine. In the culinary world in Tenerife, there has been growing interest recently about the need to offer special dishes for those who suffer from gluten intolerance or Celiacs. Restaurante GOM has devised a special menu which is 100% gluten free as a direct response to the needs of its customers. Restaurante Los Campos, meantime, offers a buffet breakfast and daily menus for lunch and dinner suggestions whilst in the Lounge Bar Velvet, you can relax, read, enjoy an exquisite coffee or drink from the cafeteria or use your tablet,

laptop or Smartphone, courtesy of the free wifi. Another venue set to intrigue is Room 26 which is accessible both from the hotel and from the street. It’s described as “an inner space”, warm, elegant and comfortable, just perfect for a late afternoon/early evening snack or some elaborate tapas, a place to escape and to relax in. There are different seating areas which makes it ideal for informal meetings or a great place to hang out with friends or co-workers on your way home. The hotel welcomes national and international visitors, whether for pleasure or for business. It can deal with all occasions, such as conferences and meetings and is the perfect venue for an unforgettable wedding or special celebration. It offers private rooms and outdoor areas. Apart from all this, Hotel Taburiente is in an ideal location, both to discover Santa Cruz and as a base for the rest of the island. You can explore the city’s cultural charms, its museums, its art galleries, its parks and monuments, walk along the ocean-front and see the liners or simply stay in the hotel and relax!

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LEGANT and cosy, restaurant GOM is situated in the heart of Santa Cruz and is a culinary reference point in the city. Its aesthetically smooth and elegant lines invite the client to spend time here in good company. GOM was opened in 2006 and is characterised by friendly customer care and attention to every detail.

The new menu has been prepared with loving care, offering the most exquisite varieties of ibéricos and assorted cheese to the most original and mouth-watering mini hamburgers. Cleverly constructed, the GOM menu invites a tour of the tastes from the sea to the farm with delicious recipes such as scallops au gratin with Iberico ham and langoustine or “gambas de Huelva a la plancha con sal gris” which are delicious grilled prawns with rock salt. From the farm, an option just too difficult to resist are the eggs with Iberico sausage, potato waffle and truffle oil or the Mi-cuit de foie gras with Maldon salt, pink pepper and mango confiture. The tour continues through the orchard, where among the delicacies are caramelised goat’s cheese salad, vinaigrette of Dijon mustard and roasted gofio and lettuce leaves with smoked salmon, yoghurt vinaigrette, dill and lime. Head of the restaurant, Raúl Brito, formerly in charge of the kitchen at Bistro de Yves in Puerto de la Cruz, invites diners to choose from red, Iberian meats worthy of the most discerning palates or blue, delicacies from the ocean full of aromas and flavours which endure time. Apart from the main menu, you can enjoy an extensive menu of pintxos and montaditos (traditional sliced bread and rolls with toppings) which are unique and creative such as lollipops of lamb with crushed cornflakes or a lollipop of goat’s cheese filled with a confit of tomato. Also noteworthy are the mini hamburgers made with Iberian meat with apricots, caramelised onions and spicy ali oli, served in such a unique style that it would capture the imagination of any diner. To complete this journey by land or sea, GOM offers a selection of desserts from Pedro Rodríguez Dios, famous for preparing the cocktails for the Spanish Royalty on their last visit to Tenerife and for the award in 2007 of best chef of the Canaries. In addition, GOM has special dishes on the menu which are gluten free and for vegetarians, using totally fresh and natural products so everyone can enjoy a delightful meal.

To tempt you, do visit www.hoteltaburiente.com which offers colour photographs and virtual tours, plus details of offers and prices which will give you a very pleasant surprise as they are affordable and great value for money. You can see room fees (with or without breakfast, lunch or dinner) and make reservations online or by email on reservas@hoteltaburiente.com or by fax on +34 922 27 05 62 (24 hours a day). The site also shows you the exact location of the hotel and advice on how to get there, plus its presence on all the social network sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc. Should you want further testimonials, do look at the opinions on the website which praise the cleanliness of the hotel, its staff, the ambience, the fantastic bedrooms and the overall tranquillity offdered here. The only thing left now is for you to try it! Hotel Taburiente is situated in C/Dr Jose Naveiras, 24 A (Telephone 922 27 60 00)


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Lactose intolerant or not? cent. Most cases first develop in people aged 20 to 40, although in rare cases the intolerance can be present at birth. Both sexes are equally affected by lactose intolerance.

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ACTOSE intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products. Symptoms of lactose intolerance include a bloated stomach, flatulence (wind) and diarrhoea. An intolerance is not the same as a food allergy. If you’re allergic to something, even a tiny particle can be enough to trigger a reaction, while most people with lactose intolerance can still consume small amounts of lactose with no ill-effects. The amount of lactose a person can consume can change, sometimes sharply, from person to person.

What causes lactose intolerance? The body digests lactose by using an enzyme called lactase to break down lactose into two simpler sugars called glucose and galactose, which can then be easily absorbed into the bloodstream. Enzymes are proteins that cause chemical reactions to occur. In cases of lactose intolerance, the body does not produce enough of the lactase enzyme so lactose stays in the digestive system,

where it is fermented by bacteria (in the same way that yeast is fermented to produce beer). It’s this fermentation process that causes the symptoms associated with lactose intolerance. Levels of lactase often fall as people grow older and some health conditions can also reduce the production of lactase.

Diagnosing lactose intolerance If you suspect that you may be lactose intolerant, it is important to make an appointment to get a diagnosis confirmed (or ruled out) by a doctor. Many experts are concerned that people wrongly “self-diagnose” as lactose intolerant and miss out on the nutrients that dairy product provide. Similarly, many parents wrongly assume they have passed the condition on to their children, where this may not actually be the case. Lactose intolerance can be diagnosed with a breath or blood test that can assess

how the body reacts to lactose.

Treating lactose intolerance Limiting your intake of food and drink containing lactose is the main treatment for lactose intolerance. Depending on a person’s levels of intolerance, they may also require additional calcium and vitamin D supplements to keep the bones strong and healthy. Advice from a dietitian may sometimes be helpful in determining the best diet for a person. Lactase substitutes are also available. These are drops that you can add to your meals or drinks to improve your digestion of lactose.

Who is affected Levels of lactose intolerance can differ between different ethnic groups. For example, it is thought that only one in 50 people of Swedish descent have some degree of lactose intolerance whereas almost all people of Chinese descent have the condition. In the UK, it’s more common in people of Asian or African-Carribean des-

It can be difficult at first to assess how much lactose you can eat without ill effects. But usually, with time, a person learns to “judge their own limits” and work out what they can eat and drink without it causing symptoms. Complications such as osteoporosis, caused by a lack of nutrients in the diet, can usually be avoided with advice from a GP or dietitian on whether food supplements are required.

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CIATIC pain can range from being mild to very painful and may last just a few days or for months. If it lasts for more than six weeks, it is considered to be persistent (chronic) sciatica.

Sciatica is different to general back pain. The pain of sciatica hardly affects the back at all but radiates out from the lower back, down the buttocks and into one or both of the legs, right down to the calf. The pain often gets worse over time and may also be made worse by sneezing, coughing or laughing (impulse pain), standing or sitting for a long period of time and/or bending backwards.

Other symptoms If you have sciatica, you may also experience the following symptoms around your legs and feet - numbness, tingling, muscle weakness or loss of tendon reflexes. Seek immediate medical help by calling or an ambulance if you experience numbness in your bottom, lower back and leg, loss of bladder and/or bowel control or feeling of weakness in your leg and foot. These symptoms may be signs of a rare condition known as cauda equina syndrome.

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Earwax problems? Resist those buds!

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ARWAX is a waxy material produced by sebaceous glands inside the ear. It cleans, lubricates and protects the lining of the ear by trapping dirt and repelling water.

It is slightly acidic and has antibacterial properties. Without earwax, the skin inside your ear would become dry, cracked, infected or waterlogged and sore. Earwax can be wet or dry and hard or soft. Soft earwax is more common in children and hard earwax is more likely to cause problems. Dry earwax is golden and flaky and more common in people of Asian origin. Earwax doesn’t usually cause problems. However, producing too much can lead to a blocked and painful ear or hearing loss. Having repeated ear infections, flaky skin near your ear, or hair in your ear canals can also put you at risk. To reduce your risk of developing problems, avoid putting objects in your ears, such as cotton buds, match-sticks and hairpins. As well as risking damage to your ear canal or eardrum, sticking things in your ears can result in earwax becoming lodged in your ear canal. Every year in the UK, over two million people have problems with earwax and need it removed.

What you can do Eardrops, available from your pharmacy, can be used to soften and loosen the earwax which may help it to work its way out naturally. Speak to your pharmacist about which eardrops are suitable for you. Resist the temptation to stick cotton buds in your ears as this can push the earwax further into your ears. Visit your GP if you are having problems. If you have a large amount of earwax, it may need to be removed. If eardrops haven’t worked, another treatment called ear irrigation may be recomm-ended. It involves using a pressurised flow of water to remove the build-up of earwax. Do not attempt to remove earwax yourself, without first speaking to your GP.

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URVIVAL rates have doubled in the last 40 years. Not enough people know about this and they you must also realise now that spotting cancer early could help to save your life.

Diagnosing cancer in its earlier stages often makes it easier to treat, meaning the chances of recovering are much better. For example, when bowel cancer is diagnosed at the earliest stage, more than nine out of ten people survive for at least five years. But fewer than one in ten people with bowel cancer are diagnosed at the earliest stage. Finding and treating cancer quickly, before it spreads to other parts of the body, can make a big difference.

What can you do to help spot cancer early? Anyone can develop cancer but it’s more common as we get older - nine out of 10 cases are in people aged 50 or over. There are more than 200 different types of cancer with lots of different symptoms. Experts have agreed on some of the key signs and symptoms of cancer. What is very important, however, is to get to know your own body and what’s normal for you. This will mean you’re more likely to notice any unusual or persistent changes that could be signs of cancer and need to be checked out by your doctor.


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What causes smelly feet?

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AVING smelly feet might be seen as a bit of a joke but it is a common problem caused by a build-up of sweat. It can usually be improved with some simple treatments and self-help measures.

The medical term for smelly feet is bromodosis. The feet have more sweat glands than any other part of the body. These glands release sweat regularly throughout the day to keep the skin moist and supple. Some shoes and socks can increase the amount of sweat you produce and prevent it from evaporating or being absorbed, so your skin stays damp. These dark and damp conditions provide the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive. When these bacteria break down the droplets of sweat, your feet can start to smell. Anyone can get sweaty feet, regardless of the temperature or time of year but it’s especially common in teenagers and pregnant women because hormonal changes make them sweat more. You’re also more likely to have sweaty feet if you’re on your feet all day, if you’re under a lot of stress or you have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis, which means you sweat more than usual. Poor hygiene can sometimes play a part too, as washing your feet infrequently or not changing socks at least once a day can allow bacteria to thrive. How to stop smelly feet Smelly feet can usually be improved with some simple selfcare measures that can help to keep your feet clean and dry.

Foot hygiene One of the best ways to prevent the bacteria multiplying is to practise good foot hygiene, such as:  Washing your feet every day with mild soap and a scrubbing brush, before drying them thoroughly (especially between the toes).  Keeping your toenails short and clean.  Checking the soles of your feet for hard, dead skin and removing it with a foot file. Hard skin can become soggy when damp, which provides an ideal home for bacteria. Socks and shoes Wearing certain types of shoes and socks, or wearing the same pair too frequently, can contribute to smelly feet. Below are some tips on how to avoid this:  Change your socks at least once a day.  Try to alternate between different pairs of shoes every day, so each pair can dry out for 24 hours before being worn again. Remove insoles to help the drying process.  Wear socks that will absorb the moisture, such as thick, soft socks made of natural fibres or socks specially designed to absorb moisture (such as feet-fresh socks and certain sports socks).  Wear shoes made of leather, canvas or mesh and not synthetic material, such as plastic.  Avoid wearing tight-fitting shoes.  Consider wearing open-toed sandals in summer and going barefoot at home in the evenings. Foot products Certain products can also help to treat smelly feet. You may wish to try some of the methods below: Dab your feet with cotton wool dipped in surgical spirit every night to help dry out the skin, taking care to avoid any cracks in the skin.

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EING diagnosed with diabetes, or knowing someone who is diagnosed with the condition, may throw up many questions about how it fits into your daily life, from how it makes you feel to managing diabetes at work or whilst you are driving. Sometimes it feels overwhelming – this is quite normal.

Your emotions Use an antifungal foot spray or medicated foot powder on your feet. Use medicated insoles, which act as a deodorant, inside your shoes. Antiperspirant sprays used for underarms can also be effective on the feet. There are a wide variety of antifungal and antibacterial soaps (such as Hibiscrub) made especially for feet available over the counter at your local pharmacy. Seeing your GP The self-help measures mentioned above are often enough to help improve smelly feet, so you won’t usually need to see your GP. However, you should see your GP if these measures aren’t helping, you are concerned about how much you sweat or your smelly feet are having a significant impact on your life. If necessary, your GP can prescribe stronger antiperspirants and offer advice about specific treatments for excessive sweating.

Ten tips for swallowing pills 1. Moisten your mouth with saliva or water beforehand (a dry mouth makes swallowing harder). 2. Place the pill in the centre of your tongue and lengthways along your tongue if the pill is oval-shaped. 3. Immediately take a sip of water and wash the pill directly into your throat, throwing your head back. 4. Hold water in your mouth before inserting the pill – suspending the pill in water may help to flush it down. 5. Try using a straw to drink the water (the suction may help). 6. Take a deep breath, which may help suppress your gag reflex. 7. Try chewing some food before placing the pill in your mouth and swallow the food and pill together. 8. Insert the pill into a small piece of bread or marshmallow. 9. Follow up with food to help it go down. 10. Try putting your chin to your chest when swallowing – this opens up your windpipe and may be better for you than throwing your head back. NB: These tips are based on common sense, rather than scientific evidence and may not work for everyone.

One of the most difficult things to come to terms with is that diabetes is for life. In the weeks and months after being diagnosed with diabetes, emotions are often pushed to one side as you try to get to grips with new treatments and changing your lifestyle. Everyone reacts differently when they hear the news. You may be overwhelmed, shocked, afraid, angry and anxious. Some people go through a stage very similar to mourning – as though they are grieving for lost health. Some people hide these feelings but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are coping without difficulty. Over time, it is likely that you will become more confident in your ability to cope with everyday activities and the initial turmoil you may have felt should start to fade. Your healthcare team is there to give you emotional support, reassurance and help you to build your confidence in coping with diabetes. If you, your family, or friends are concerned about any aspect of diabetes, your healthcare team would rather know about it. If the worry is groundless, then you can be reassured. If it has some cause then action can be taken. People respond in different

ways to being diagnosed with diabetes – some to the extent that they feel like hiding it from ever yone. You may feel embarrassed and uncertain about how they will react, but letting people know can mean that you receive more support and understanding. Family and friends may be among the first people you tell and like most people they probably know little about diabetes – but are keen to know more. If you live alone, telling your neighbours about your diabetes may make you feel safer, especially if you are older or at risk of having hypos. A simple explanation to your housemate may help their understanding too. If you are taking part in sport or physical activity it is sensible to tell the person who is leading the activity in case any problems arise. There is no legal requirement to tell your employer that you have diabetes but by doing so it will probably make it easier to arrange clinic appointments. Telling your workmates may help them understand why you need to stop for a few minutes and do a blood test or treat a hypo, for example. Sometimes people face discrimination at work because of their diabetes but accentuate the positive – having diabetes now means that you are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle and that you will have a thorough medical check-up every year.


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Dear Sir, Please Tenerife News help us get the message through to Arona Town Hall that if they want us to recycle, they need to help us. I live on Costa Sol in Costa del Silencio and we have only one bin for plastics. This bin serves more than just our residencia and, I am pleased to say, the residents are very good at recycling. The trouble is that the capacity of the plastics bin is totally inadequate. It becomes full very quickly and we have no choice but to leave plastic bottles and cans etc around the outside of the bin, creating an eyesore. We have telephoned Arona council and asked for the bin

to be emptied more regularly or, what would make more sense, for an extra plastic bin to be provided in Calle Chasna. Neither has yet happened. It is excellent that Arona provide us with the chance to recycle and so many of us are keen to do so but they need to get their act together otherwise some people will get fed up with mess and just bin their plastic recycling in the basura. The bottle and paper recycling is emptied often enough, the problem seems to be only with the plastics bin. Perhaps Tenerife News would take up the issue with Arona on our behalf because we do not seem to have got through to them. Avid Recycler, Res. Costa Sol.

Galaxy Note 2 missing Dear Sir, I came to Tenerife with friends from 1st-8th Nov 2013. It was meant to be the holiday of a life time as I have been suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and had to have a bone marrow transplant. Sadly someone took my Galaxy Note 2 mobile phone which contained all my contacts and my holiday photographs. I am wondering if for the sake of others you could make awareness of mobile phone theft. Also I would really appreciate an appeal for the phone which was taken between Los Paraiso and Los Christianos but was probably taken in a store in Los Americas. Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to read this message and I would really appreciate a reply and some action as you are the only ones who stand a chance of re-uniting me with my contacts and holiday photographs. I am willing to pay 100 euros for information leading to the return of my phone. I am pressing the \’ring\’ for 5 minutes remotely which should by pass any sim change but I don\’t know if it is working. T hanks ag ain, and look forward to hearing from you. Maxine Wright (Mooremaxine_wright_moore@yahoo.com)

Sharp Practice Dear Sir, Having wintered in Tenerife for more years than I care to remember, I thought I had developed an immunity to most “scams”! However in November I was visited by two representatives from the gas company, purportedly have to complete my annual gas inspection and check on my certification. Lie Number One As they were accredited and tooled up and having been subjected to an inspection the year previously, I allowed them to enter. They conducted a summary inspection and then asked where was my gas detector (in case of a leak). I was informed that under new Spanish law it is compulsory for all users to possess one – failure to have one would result in a substantial fine. Lie Number Two However they could fit me one for a special price i.e. 150 euros. I indicated that I didn´t have the money in my apt. No problem they can only accept payment by Bank Card and they have a card processing machine with them (conveniently). Both devices simply operate by plugging into an electric socket, so fitting, testing and paying takes only a few minutes. My card was processed, the bill now 160,50 euros (inc. tax). I signed for the work and they hurriedly disappeared to knock on more doors. On checking more thoroughly I realise I had been scammed. Now I was worried that my bank details had been compromised. I visited the bank who informed me that the company was legal (though the practice was not). They advised I take the matter up with the Consumers Office, where I registered a formal complaint. Here I was told I had been remiss in letting anyone, accredited or otherwise, over the door step, without a formal appointment being made. Also that I should never sign any acknowledgement or receipt as this can be interpreted as authorization. To add insult to inquiry they showed me that the cost of this detector over the internet was 11 euros and that indeed there is no legal requirement. So if representatives from such companies, or any other “chancers” happen to call on you, please remember to be as polite as you can. Manfred Gray, Los Realejos


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HERE is still time to book your place for our Christmas lunch which is to be held at the Hotel Masaru in La Paz on Tuesday 10th December.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for our Grand Christmas Raffle - there are some excellent prizes, and the raffle will be drawn in the library on Saturday 14th December. Please help to make Christmas a little more joyous for the poor and needy in Puerto by leaving dry grocery goods in the trolley in the library entrance. The goods are distributed by the Red Cross, and are very gratefully received.

Here are some of the recent additions to the library shelves:

The Ways Of The World by Robert Goddard

the spotlight burns brightly. But ambition always comes at a price... and the devil is waiting to claim his dues. Reality TV crowned Robin the people’s queen, but a dangerous past lurks poisonously in the shadows....Only something truly sinful could shake child-star Kristin of her angelic reputation. Turquoise’s mega-star façade masks a sordid secret - an expose would blow the lid off Hollywood.! Vengeance is waiting. The atmosphere is heady with sin. This year, fame is a murderous word. It’s a long way to plummet from the glittering heights of stardom... Who will fall first?

A Commonplace Killing by Sian Busby 1919. The eyes of the world are on Paris, where statesmen, diplomats and politicians have gathered to discuss the fate of half the world’s nations in the aftermath of the cataclysm that was the Great War. A horde of journalists, spies and opportunists have also gathered in the city, and the last thing the British diplomatic community needs at such a time is the mysterious death of a senior member of their delegation. So when Sir Henry Maxted falls from the roof of his mistress’s apartment building in unexplained circumstances, their first instinct is to suppress all suspicious aspects of the event. But Sir Henry’s son, ex Royal Flying Corps ace James ‘Max’ Maxted, has other ideas. He resolves to find out how and why his father died - even if this means disturbing the impression of harmonious calm which the negotiating teams have worked so hard to maintain. In a city where countries are jostling for position at the crossroads of history and when the stakes could hardly be higher, it is difficult to tell who is a friend and who a foe. And Max will soon discover just how much he needs friends, as his search for the truth sucks him into the dark heart of a seemingly impenetrable mystery.

Wicked Ambition by Victoria Fox Three superstars. Three sensational secrets. Three deadly games. For Robin, Kristin and Turquoise,

wanted: a high-flying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children. Then one day she meets a stranger at the Houses of Parliament and, on impulse, begins a passionate affair with him - a decision that will put everything she values at risk. At first she believes that she can keep the relationship separate from the rest of her life, but she can’t control what happens next. All her careful plans spiral into greater deceit and, eventually, a life-changing act of violence.

The Hit by David Baldacci

LEISURE YOUR HOROSCOPE WWW.ASTROLOGY-ONLINE.COM ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) You need time to put your house in order and sor t out what you are going to do about your personal direction. Your involvement in interest groups may bring you popularity. You’re intuitive today; however, this attribute could get you in trouble if you tactlessly say what you think. TAURUS (Apr. 21- may 21) Don’t delay; go to your physician or dentist and get to the bottom of the discomfort. Female members of your family may be difficult to deal with. Emotional deception is evident.

GEMINI (May 22-June 21) It might be best to work on your own; if possible, do your job out of your home today. You may find yourself changing plans for some form of entertainment. Short trips may be tiring but rewarding.

CANCER (June 22-July 22) Brunch, a long walk, or a quiet dinner will secure your position in the relationship. Don’t be alarmed. Changes in your home will be positive. Property investments should payoff.

LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Entertain those who can provide you with valuable information and knowledge. You can make money but not through harebrained schemes or gambling. Payoff all your debts before you go out and celebrate. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Losses could occur if you haven’t been careful when dealing with joint financial ventures. Travel will promote new romantic encounters and additional cultural knowledge. Concentrate on your job. LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Opportunities to get ahead are evident. You will be emotional about family matters. A lot can be accomplished if you organize your time.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Do something constructive outside. Relatives may not be telling you the whole truth about a family situation. Put your efforts into making constructive improvements to your environment and to your state of mind.

On a damp July morning in 1946, two schoolboys find a woman’s body in a bomb site in North London. The woman is identified as Lillian Frobisher, a wife and mother who lived in a wardamaged terrace a few streets away. The police assume that Lil must have been the victim of a vicious sexual assault; but the autopsy finds no evidence of rape, and Divisional Detective Inspector Jim Cooper turns his attention to her private life. How did Lil come to be in the bombsite - a well-known lover’s haunt? Why was her husband seemingly unaware that she had failed to come home on the night she was killed?

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life she always

Robie had killed evil before. People were happy, thrilled, that another monster had met his end. But the world went on, as screwed up as ever, and another monster - maybe even worse - would replace the fallen one. On that clear, crisp morning in the normally serene Central Park, his trigger pull would be remembered for a while. Investigations would be made. Diplomatic broadsides exchanged. More people would die in retaliation, And then life would go on. When government hit man Robie is given his next target he knows he’s about to embark on his toughest mission yet. He is tasked with killing one of their own, following evidence to suggest that fellow assassin Jessica Reel has been turned. She’s leaving a trail of death in her wake, including her handler. The trap is set. To send a killer to catch a killer. But what happens when you can’t trust those who have access to the nation’s most secret intelligence?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) You will be tempted to shop till you drop. Stop telling others about your problems. Don’t overextend yourself in the process.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Romantic opportunities may not be as they appear. Read between the lines before you sign your name. Your mate may want to pick a fight but if you’re persistent with your affections their anger should dissipate. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) You may want to invest in something that will grow in value. Don’t make promises. Do things with your children and avoid situations that make you feel as if you’ve neglected the ones you love. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Sudden romantic encounters will set your head spinning. Channel your energy into projects that will enhance your home. Don’t get talked into get rich quick schemes.


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Cascada is drop top gorgeous

What papers should I carry in my car We will cover in this issue paperwork that needs to be carried in your car and other legal requirements

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HERE seems to be no end of the new models appearing on our roads – with some car companies playing a bigger part than others.

One such manufacturer is Vauxhall, with the arrival of the Cascada convertible in April taking it into the fourth new sector in a year, following the launches of Ampera, Mokka and ADAM models. If you haven’t seen a Cascada in the flesh yet then you won’t realise how good it looks – pictures just don’t do it justice. Unlike some convertibles, it is a striking car with the roof up – and absolutely gorgeous when topless. It is a full-size convertible with plenty of room in the back for two adults and is also attractively priced, starting at £23,995. There are two trims, SE and Elite, and a choice of petrol and diesel engines. The test car was an Elite 2.0CDTi 16v 163bhp costing £27,595 and the stylish looks of this model – in its Mercure Red colour – attracted lots of attention. Cascada buyers will want to get the soft top lowered as often as possible so even on chilly days they will be tempted to wrap up well and go out for an open-air spin – utilising the heated front seats and heated steering wheel which were on this model.

But with UK weather they will spend a lot of time with the roof up so the hood has to be of top quality. It does go up and down pretty easily – in 17 seconds and up to speeds of 30mph – either by using the interior switch or the button on the key fob that I found really handy. Worldwide testing has been done on the standard top to prove it is absolutely weather proof and it proved effective in keeping noise levels at a minimum. If you want the noise level reduced even further there is an optional acoustic top that also provides better thermal insulation. There are also detachable windbreakers that can be mounted behind the front and rear seats and these are stored in a bag behind the rear seat backrests. The rear seats can also be folded flat to increase boot space that is 380 litres with the roof up and 280 litres with it down. The interior trim is high quality, and comfort for driver and front and rear passengers is good. I thought the turbo diesel engine, with a zero to 60mph

time of 9.6 seconds and top speed of 135mph, performed quietly enough and also offered good mid-range power. The six-speed manual transmission allowed smooth gearshifts and the Cascada gripped the road well at speed. Assisted by its start/stop technology, fuel economy is excellent – capable of 45mpg urban, 61mpg extra urban and 54mpg combined. The models come with a high level of equipment which on SE includes 18-inch alloy wheels, front sports seats, daytime running lights, LED tail lamps, remote roof operation, rear park assist, front and rear electric windows, cruise control, air conditioning and flexfold rear seats with remote electrical release. Elite models spec includes leather trim, heated front seats with electric four-way lumbar adjustment, heated steering wheel, front fog lamps, dual zone climate control and automatic lighting. It also comes with Vauxhall’s lifetime warranty, lasting the life of the car or up to 100,000 miles. The Cascada is the first fullsized convertible designed, engine-ered and manufactured by Vauxhall since the 1930s – it’s well worth the wait.

IRST and foremost you must always have in the car the Permiso de circulación and Ficha Técnica, not photocopies although we recommend that you do keep a copy at home in the event of the documents being lost or stolen.

If you do not wish to carry the originals then copies can be made and be registered at Tráfico. These are called Copias compulsadas and they are registered on the computer at Tráfico so if the police wish they may verify that the documents are legitimate. If you choose this method then the reverse of the Ficha Técnica would have to be redone when a new ITV is passed. Next you need to carry your Insurance policy documents together with proof of payment either by a factura provided by your agent/ insurer or a bank document if you have paid by direct debit through your bank. The latter can be obtained via internet banking from most banks or if you do not have this facility a copy would normally be sent by post. You should also make sure that you have an accident claims form which MUST be filled out in the event of an accident. It is not acceptable to merely exchange details as is common in the UK.

You must also carry your original driving licence and passport or identity document. It is important to note that a Green Certificado de Registro does not qualify as an identity document unless accompanied by a valid in date passport. If you do not wish to carry these documents then you can obtain from any Notary, notarised copies to carry which are legal documents and must be accepted by the police. In addition to this if you wear glasses you must carry a spare pair, you must have two reflective jackets (which must be accessible form inside the car) and two warning triangles. We cannot stress enough the importance of carrying these documents and additional items , if you wish to avoid receiving a fine or having your car taken to the compound if all is not in order.

If you have any questions or queries please contact me emma@motorworldtenerife.com or call 629048529 or 922783828.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q. I have an intermittent but annoying problem on my 2002 Seat Leon 2.0. After a cold start I drive the car gently until it reaches operating temperature, then when I begin normal driving the turbo doesn’t work, the car still runs fine and is still fairly quick, but without the assistance of the turbo. However if I pull over, switch the engine off then restart it and everything is fine, the turbo kicks in as normal and the performance is good. It has done this for a few months now and it is getting more frequent.

A. It is most likely to be a problem with the waste gate valve (a pressure release valve that regulates the turbo pressure) it can stick open giving no boost. I would suggest cleaning out the value or if not replacing it. Please email your questions to graham@motorworldtenerife.com


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New home for Pleamar dive club

BMX coup for La Laguna

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HE BMX world will be converging on La Laguna next summer when it hosts the 2014 Spanish championships.

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HE popular diving club “Pleamar” is delighted to have new headquarters in Granadilla’s municipal sports pavilion.

A space has been provided by the local council’s sports department where members can meet and equipment can be stored. “Pleamar ” was formed eight years ago and has developed many initiatives such as dives, “baptism” dives for children to introduce them to the experience for the first time, courses, lectures in schools, exhibitions and so on. The association is led by

its president, professional photographer Juanmi Alemany who has received many awards for his work. He has spent the last 15 years capturing the best images around the world and had them published in leading titles such as the National Geographic, New York Post and El Pais. He has also given his time to visit numerous schools to talk to young people about the need to respect the oceans.

This is a huge sporting coup, having been announced recently by the International Cycling Union and taking place on July 5th. It will be the first time in a decade that the Canaries have hosted a BMX event at this level. In 2012, the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation granted permission to the Canary Cycling Federation to organise the 2014 finals in conjunction with the club Club BMX T-Riders Cafetería Molina. The same club organised the 2004 finals which also took place in La Laguna. The 2014 tournament has been approved by the UCI and will have international importance as riders will earn points towards the 2016 Games. The competition will take place at La Laguna’s BMX track, the only permanent one of its kind in the archipelago, which is situated at the Parque de la Vega sports complex in Camino Las Peras.

Brilliant win for triathlon Team win in Gran Canaria swimmer REALEJOS PRAISE

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OS Realejos is delighted with yet another sporting success for the municipality.

Swimming Club member, Rayco Marrero Avero was recently proclaimed Canary champion

in Long Distance Triathlon in Lanzarote. This is yet another accolade for “Club Natación Reales”

which keeps on accumulating the successes, particularly since inclusion in the triathlon section. Rayco, 32, was triumphant in the Lanzarote event with a time of four hours, 35 minutes and 52 seconds for the 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21km run. The athlete, accompanied by president of the club Orlando de Ara, was honoured during a reception organised by Los Realejos council. The Mayor, Manuel Domínguez and sports councillor, Benito Dévora conveyed their congratulations on behalf of the town for such a worthy and brilliant win and taking the name of Los Realejos once again to the top of the world of sport.

Festive fun at Los Palos Christmas is coming for Los Palos Fun Golf

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HE next competition is Sunday, December 8th which is the three club challenge.

Remember to wear something to do with Christmas or Julia will fine you! After golf, the Christmas lunch is at Rancho El Palm Mar. Anyone wishing to join, please call Clive on 922 79 76 40. On Remembrance Sunday at Los Palos, over 20 players wore their Poppies with pride. Everybody enjoyed their round of golf and at 11am they all stopped play for a two minute silence to show their respect. Winners were: Ist, Sean Bible & Graham Hewitt. 2nd, Keith Norman & Ian Paterson. 3rd, John Bentley & Maureen Flowers. Ladies N/P -Maureen Flowers. Gents N/P - Ian Paterson. Booby - Harry Fleming (again) & Peter Rawson. All monies raised goes to charity.

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HE synchronised swimming team from CN Las Palmas took first place in the Junior and Infants’ Figures regional championships held in Gran Canaria. The event was attended by 100 swimmers from six clubs, 25 of them in the junior categor y and 68 in the

infants. The CN Las Palmas team was coached by Aurora Gil and there was particular

praise for Mauge Otero who won the title of champion in the junior section. Aurora was joined on the podium by Tinixara Rodríguez who gained bronze while in the infant categor y, Pazo Ana Santana also received a bronze.


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17TH FUN RUN

Great sporting event for Santa Cruz More than 3,000 runners took part in the 17th Santa Cruz Fun Run

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THLETES Jonay González and Cristina del Val were the winners of the event held over a circuit created in the environment of the Auditorium and the Parque Marítimo César Manrique. The Mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez presented the prizes, together with sports councillor, Zósimo Darias. They were joined by the councillor responsible for human resources, Carmen Delia Alberto and director general of external human resources for department store, El Corte Inglés,

Alfredo Medina. Sr. Bermúdez said the race, with 3,200 participants, was very attractive as the course did not involve traffic disruption. Zósimo Darias described it as “one of the great sporting events of Santa Cruz” and both he and the Mayor thanked El Corte Inglés for its co-sponsorship.

Jonay González of Tenerife CajaCanarias completed the 6,000 metre race in the quickest time of 18 minutes and 45 seconds, beating his team-mate Miguel Ángel Vaquero by just 23 seconds. Roberto Carlos Ver of Trivalle came third in a time of 19 minutes and 17 seconds. In the women’s category, Cristina del Val of the Santa Cruz Athletics Club completed the 4,000 metres course in 15 minutes and ten seconds. Summer Leigh of Tenerife CajaCanarias was 24 seconds behind in second and Raquel Lora of Atletas 99 was third.

The race also gave a chance for others to shine as well, with various other categories for children of different ages, older folk, those who opted to walk the route and wheelchair users. Trophies were awarded to the top three in each categor y except for the Prebenjamin section where medals were presented instead. All participants received a tee-shirt and a commemorative medal for the younger runners and there were gift cards from El Corte Inglés for winners and for schools.

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EGISTRATION is now open for the fourth edition of the Reto Chaveña - Costa Adeje, a 90km cycle challenge.

The event takes place on December 8th and you have until December 6th to enter, via http://www.pixelescanarias.es where you will find a form to complete, specifying the category you want. Adeje’s sports councillor, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera said past editions of the race had proved a great success. “We are very pleased to host an event which, in addition to the sporting side, has a major economic revitalisation component to Adeje due to the large number of people who gather on that day, both to participate and to join or watch the challenge,” he commented. The categories include junior, elite, women and master

30, 40 and 50. The race begins at the hotel Anthelia (Adeje) at 9am in the morning and continues to Chio (Guia de Isora) to Cañadas del Teide. There will be a small rest and refreshments in Vilaflor, then the race will continue to Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje and finishing at the plaza in San Sebastián de La Caleta. Here there will be several exhibitions related to the world of cycling. The event is well-organised and conforms to all the rules of safety, with the presence of the security forces, health etc. The registration fee is ten euros for federated cyclists and 15 euros for all other members of the public.

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The Mayor, Fernando Clavijo met up with Yael Peña and Cahora Romero who achieved the titles of runnersup in the Spanish Surf Championships in the under14 section for males and females respectively. He was accompanied by sports councillor, Aymara Calero and both praised the young athletes for their outstanding achievements in the individual titles. They were helping to take the name

of La Laguna to the top of surfing, as well as the Club L a Bajeta de Punta del Hidalgo. Just a few weeks ago, in a Canary surf circuit test, Yael took first place in the under14s and third in the under16s while Cahora was third in the open and fourth in the under-18s. The surf club is based in the village of Punta del Hidalgo and has a membership of around 200 surfers.

Moving ceremony at Los Abrigos sports centre YOUNG MAN HONOURED

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huge crowd is expected to line the route as elite athletes take part in a extreme challenge through the south of Tenerife and up Mount Teide on November 30th. Final arrangements are being made for the TriTenerifeSur Half Endurance Triathlon which is a massive undertaking for even the fittest of athletes. It’s slogan is: “Go for the top!” This is a middle-distance triathlon which involves a swim of 1,900 metres, a 96km cycle and finally, running a half marathon of 21km. The event forms part of the Canary Cup of the Long Distance Federation of Canary Triathlon. The biggest part of the challenge is considered to be the bike route through Teide, reaching a peak of 2,200 metres. However, all three segments take the competitor through some of the breathtaking scenery and landscapes of the island.

The 1,900 metre swim will be held on the beach of Las Vistas in Los Cristianos whilst the bike circuit will go through Adeje, Guia, Chio, Boca Tause, Vilaflor and Arona. Roads will be closed in a number of locations. Finally, the half marathon takes in the maritime walk from Las Vistas beach to Playa del Bobo ( ie. Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas respectively) and taking in Costa Adeje. There will be three laps of seven kilometres each. Further information is available on www.tritenerifesur.org (email info@tritenerifesur.org). The whole event begins with the swim from 8am in the morning.

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HE sports centre at Los Abrigos has been officially named in honour of the late José Alberto Mesa Díaz ‘Alber’.

The Mayor of Granadilla, Jaime González Cejas, together with representatives of the council, family members and friends, attended an emotional ceremony in tribute to the young man who died aged just 21 in an accident during his work as a fisherman in 2011. The proposal to name the sports centre after him was unanimously supported by all political groups. The Mayor said it was a fitting tribute to a young man who was much loved in Los Abrigos and praised his character and his selfless contributions to society. He had loved sport and was a constant user of the facility which now bears his name. Alber was a young member of the fishing fraternity, one of the traditional economic activities of Los Abrigos. He was noted for his devotion, not just to his work but for his passion of football. He was always happy and willing to take part in anything to do with sport or the world of soccer. The suggestion to name the sports centre in his honour was supported by a petition signed by 1,000 people. With pic


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FIESTA OF FOOTBALL

Stars light up Soccer Experience tournament

Organiser Martin Tierney would like to thank everyone based in Tenerife and all those who travelled from many different countries just to be part of the 2013 event. Amidst all the stress and hard times for many people at the moment, it proved a ver y enjoyable fiesta of soccer for all and allowed young and old to feel as if

they were footballers for the weekend. Martin says: “ We were very lucky to have teams fly in from all over the UK along with our Soccer Experience local league teams. Our top ex–pros from both the Nottingham Forest team were a great addition to the veterans’ tournament. Andy Goram, ex-Rangers and

Scotland goalkeeper, is still an excellent keeper but more importantly, he was so nice and humble with everyone over the weekend as was Neil Webb, exManchester United and England midfielder. Also exSPL star Jose Quitongo was making people smile with his tricks on and off the field and add to this ex-Forest stars Craig Armstrong, David Johnson and Jack Lester and we were very lucky in Tenerife to have ex-stars

Accolades for La Orotava’s athletes

playing against social teams from all over!”

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HE Soccer Experience Tenerife 7s tournament proved an outstanding success with local players thrilled to mix with the stars.

Honours Main trophy winners – Glasgow Bhoys Runners-up – Liverpool Victoria Plate Trophy winners – Nottingham Forest Mobsters Runners-up – Balti Balti Restaurant Player of the tournament – Tam of Glasgow Bhoys Goalkeeper of the tournament – Paul of Liverpool and Paddy of Chesterfield, joint winners Most sporting team – Chesterfield Arms Thanks are also extended to the tournament’s main sponsors, Royale International Courier Solutions and

also long-time supporters and friends Ivan Rhodes and family from the Club Olympus facility. Everyone was also very entertained by the Tenerife Tigers cheer-leading squad from Amanda’s dance school of Callao Salvaje. If you want to play football

while you are in Tenerife, the weekly soccer 6s league and cup games continue at the Soccer Experience location in Los Cristianos. Please email info@soccerexperience.com or call or text 654200470. See also www.soccerexperience.com and on Facebook: facebook.com/SoccerExperience Tenerife.

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A Orotava has once again honoured the best athletes of the year.

In front of distinguished guests, the local council presented awards to individuals and teams as part of the annual sports gala. The ceremony was hosted by Ramón Miranda Adán, Director General of Sports for the Canary Government, who was joined by María del Cristo Pérez Zamora , Minister of Sports of the Cabildo of Tenerife and the Mayor, Francisco Linares García. The event is always much anticipated and the council chamber was packed with members of the public, councillors and athletes. Categories include best male and female sportsperson, best team and best sportsmanship, chosen by a panel of judges. Irene García Echandi of the Orotava Athletics Club was

judged to be the best sportswoman who received the same distinction in 2012 but during the year, surpassed even her previous efforts. Oliver Yumar Hernández of Club Balonmano Perdoma was judged best sportsman. Orotava Athletics Club was judged the best team for its superb performance in both individual and team achievements. The distinction for human values was won by Antonio Hernández Sánchez and posthumously to basketball coach and player, José Javier Álvarez Estévez. The sportsmanship award went to Club de Bolas Florida Paraíso. Recognition in the Sports Career Award went to Sofía de Tomás Ascanio for her classification at national and

regional level in surfing and to Christian Miguel Gadella Kamstra referee in the Second Division B soccer leage. The Revelation Athlete award went to Romén Torres Barreda who has become a major competitor in ultra-trails on the islands and is recognised in the world of mountain races in the Canaries. His biggest challenge to date has been success in the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc where he achieved 126th place out of 3,000 runners and became the most successful Canary competitor ever. The special award for international career went to judo champion Macarena Pérez Hernández. The ceremony proved a very emotional experience and there was prolonged applause for the many athletes of the nmunicipality.

sailing champion from Tenerife has been wished well for future success, including the possibility of taking part in the 2016 Olympic Games.

Alicia Cebrián and her manager, Manuel Santaella were welcomed to a reception with the Mayor of Santa Cruz, José Manuel Bermúdez and sports councillor, Zósimo Darias. Alicia is a member of Real Club Náutico de Tenerife and is Spanish sailing champion in the láser radial class. In June this year, she obtained silver in the Mediterranean Games in Turkey and eleventh place in the world laser radical championships disputed in China, having obtained the same result in the last Olympic Games in London. The Mayor congratulated Alicia and highlighted her achievements over the last 20 years of sport. He said it was a great honour for the capital to have an Olympic athlete who was willing and able to participate in Rio 2016. Zósimo Darias also wished her every success in collecting more titles.


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