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CoastRider CoastRider- Edition - Edition 470 488 - March - July 95thth 2013

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Lions helping Alpe at Specsavers

Local police in Torrevieja use riot gear

The Torrevieja Costa Lions Club are continuing with their support for ALPE, The educational centre for disabled children and young adults in Torrevieja. Specsavers in Torrevieja are holding an open day in aid of ALPE on Wednesday 24th July, with talks on eye care for young and old. Sunshine FM are supporting the event and more details can be found on Sunshine FM. The Lions are also stepping up their collection of used spectacles which they deliver to the Lions spectacle recycling centre near Alicante. To date your local Lions have delivered in excess of 8,000 pairs of used spectacles, which are cleaned, graded and re framed before onward distribution to countries where no eye care is provided. Everyone should get their eyes tested every 2 years, so when you get your new pair of Spectacles, please feel free to drop off your old pairs at Specsavers in Torrevieja. Lets get that total nudging 10,000 this year.

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In their continuing battle against the sellers of illegal goods in Torrevieja the specialist police unit established to combat this scourge the Grupo de Refuerzo Operativo (GRO) or ‘Men in Black’ turned out recently in full riot gear consisting of helmets, batons and shields. The equipment is very similar to that used by other security forces such as the Guardia Civil or the National Police in dealing with riots on the street except in the case of the Torrevieja group they are not equipped with weapons capable of deploying rubber bullets. There have been several incidents between security forces and the street sellers in the past year including those where chairs from nearby restaurants have been thrown. Defending the action to issue the police group with this equipment the councillor for police in Torrevieja, Agustina Esteve, said they

did not need special permission to use the equipment because it is designed to protect the police as a defence and officers from the GRO unit had been attacked with rocks, chairs and sticks by the street vendors on several occasions over the past 12 months. The latest confrontation involved some chair throwing and tension between security forces and the street traders however a full-blown showdown was avoided. At the time officers were trying to clear some half a dozen unlicensed traders from the Plaza de Waldo area. The problem of large numbers of illegal traders has been with the city for some considerable time now and despite the establishment of the GRO and increased action by the security forces the problem refuses to go away. There was talk under the previous councillor for police, Eduardo Gi,l of the local laws on street trading being changed in order to tighten up on the situation but councillor Esteve said the council no plans in the short term to do that.

The final demise of Bullfighting When Spain joined the European Union in 1986, many people thought the death knell for bullfighting had sounded. The modernising effect of membership of the bloc would stretch way beyond the confines of the national economy and infrastructure, they believed, to the more ethically questioned area of‘los toros’.But the doomsayers were wrong or at least partly so. The late eighties and early nineties saw something of a resurgence of interest in bullfighting, reflected both in opinion polls and the number of bullfights being staged. And yet, nearly three decades on, the writing really does seem to be on the wall for this tradition; fewer than 500 bullfights will be held this year, compared to 2,700 in 2007.There are several reasons for this decline, however, animal rights, in its truest sense, is not the main one. But even so, when Catalonia banned bullfighting from 2012, it was a huge setback for the pro-bulls lobby. It did not matter that few were fooled by the claim that the regional parliament had backed the ban simply because its members hated the gratuitous killing of bulls. The real reason that banning bulls was above all a political act asserting Catalan identity was irrelevant, the blow had been dealt. Precedents are important whatever their motives and other parts of Spain are either thinking of following Catalonias example, or, in the case of the city of San Sebastin, have already done so. Yet while animal rights and antibullfighting groups are growing, they are not doing so at a rate that would seem to worry your average Matador. What does seem to be increasing is indifference to the national fiesta. With so many other sources of entertainment, who can blame youngsters for staying away? For them, a pastime such as football is more relevant, more international and more sexy. And for a generation that has grown up consuming the unpaid-for delights of the internet, paying 50 euros for a seat in the sun in a city bullring doesn't make much sense. There is little doubt that with the crisis still digging in these high prices have contributed to the bubble in

which bullfighting has been surviving. Top matadors are still earning up to hundreds of thousands of euros for appearing at a big fiesta, but the industry is in free-fall. Although Madrid, Seville and Valencia are still hold their big fiestas, it’s the small towns and villages whose bullfighting traditions are disappearing.Given that

blood. However, after returning from a life-threatening goring in Mexico in 2010, the matador is appearing mainly at smaller venues rather than in the great bullrings of Spain and Latin America. Now 37, his mantle as bullfighting’s last hope is swiftly fading and only a handful of Toms's peers can be deemed first-class bullfighters.

the economy is expected to endure a painfully slow recovery according to the most optimistic forecasts, a bullfighting fight-back looks unlikely if not impossible.

It all adds up to a deeply depressing scenario for bullfighting fans: a lack of stars; an economy and public hit by recession; a younger generation distracted by other interests; and an animal rights lobby bolstered by Spain's complex relationship with its regions. All of which is not to say that bullfighting will disappear in the immediate future. Its hard-core support is still vocal, as was illustrated by a recent petition presented to Congress to protect la fiesta by law that bore half a million signatures. But even so, at some point, this centuries-old tradition is going to be put out of its misery.

The saviour? Not so long ago, there was a feeling among aficionados that the dominant figure of Spanish bullfighting of recent years, Jos Toms, would single-handedly lead a revival. Returning with a vengeance in 2007 from early retirement, his daredevil style, frequent gorings and enigmatic persona all made him that rarest of matadors: one who made it onto the front pages of newspapers, albeit often caked in


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World Day of the Sun

Sun Care Advice at the Casa de la Cultura information and advice about enjoying the sun safely with Calpe residents. What many people do not know is that excessive exposure to UV rays causes a painful irritation to the cornea at the front of the eye. In extreme circumstances this can cause permanent damage to the cornea, age related macular degeneration, cataracts and even blindness. I hope this seminar can help local people to protect themselves against the harmful effects of the sun and enjoy a great summer!”

ON 21st JUNE 2013 at 20.00 Louise Stone, Store Director of Specsavers Opticas in Calpe together with Optometrist Cecilia Navarro Tudela, will present a one hour talk about the positive and negative effects of the sun and how to make the most of the sun safely. This event, to mark World Day of the Sun, will take place in the Casa de la Cultura in Calpe and is free to attend. It will cover the benefits which exposure to the sun can cause, such as healthy levels of Vitamin D, but also look at the negative elements such as skin cancer and how to protect yourself. The main focus, however, will be on the subject of how the sun can damage your eyes. Louise explains “I look forward to sharing

As well as protecting your skin with high factor sun protection, a hat and light clothing, it is recommended that everyone should wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun. Check sunglasses comply with UNE-EN 1836:2006 + A1:2008 or bear the CE kite mark and are marked UV 400 and select styles which are large, or wraparound to minimise light entering the eyes from the side. No need to book your place, please just come to the Casa de la Cultura at 20.00 on 21st June. To find out more about the event please call Specsavers Calpe on 965 835 367. Specsavers Opticas Calpe is offering a free UV protection test for sunglasses. Take your glasses to Avda de los Ejércitos Españoles 6 to make sure your eyes are protected.

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Lions Golf in aid of ALPE

The Torrevieja Costa Lions Club in association with Costa Blanca Green Fees Services organised and ran an excellent Golf Tournament at Vistabella Golf Course on Saturday to raise funds for ALPE, the educational centre for disabled children and young adults in Torrevieja. A total of 53 keen golfers turned out all bright and shiny for the 0830 shotgun start before the heat of the day set in. Around 1330 all had returned to the Clubhouse where a barbecue had been prepared and refreshing drinks were consumed by all participants, at the Vistabella Restaurant. Whilst the scores were being collated the golfers were entertained by Ian Gibson with his distinctive Yorkshire humour. An auction of green fees by Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fees ensued which boosted the Lions funds for ALPE considerably. With some donations still to come in the funds raised on the day reached 977.00 euros which will be presented to ALPE in September when they return from their Summer break. The tournament On what turned out to be a hot day at Vistabella many of the golfers were rewarded for their efforts with excellent trophies and prizes. Overall winner was Vic Smith who won the winners trophy and a 100.00 euro travel voucher donated by Comaskey Properties. 2nd Doug Sheeren, Trophy and 100.00euro

voucher donated by Specsavers Torrevieja 3rd Tony White, Trophy and green fees voucher donated by Vistabella Golf Best Lady Hilda Scott, Trophy and embroidered Polo shirt donated by Kameeleon. Various other minor awards were presented by the Lion President including one to a golfer who had a wardrobe malfunction on the course, to protect the innocent we will just call him Dave. The Lions thank the sponsors Costa Blanca Green Fees, Vistabella Golf, Comaskey Properties, Specsavers Torrevieja, TV Choice Magazine, Kameeleon, Asador Don Marino, Mick the Grip, Restaurante Lo Marabu and of course all those who took part on the day. The Lions hope to do it all again next year. Photo L-R Vic Smith, Hilda Scott, Doug Sheeren, Tony White, Lion President Janette Bennett


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Sun care advice at the Casa de la Cultura LOUISE STONE, Store Director of Specsavers Opticas in Calpe together with Optometrist Cecilia Navarro Tudela, will present a one hour talk about the positive and negative effects of the sun and how to make the most of the sun safely. The event marks the World Day of the Sun, will take place in the Casa de la Cultura in Calpe on 21st June at 8pm and is free to attend. It will cover the benefits which exposure to the sun can cause, such as healthy levels of Vitamin D but also look at negative elements such as skin cancer and advise how to protect against this. The main focus, however, will be on the subject of how the sun can damage your eyes.

Louise explains: “I look forward to sharing information and advice about enjoying the sun safely with Calpe residents. What many people do not know is that excessive exposure to UV rays causes a painful irritation to the cornea at the front of the eye. In extreme circumstances this can cause permanent damage to the cornea; age related macular degeneration; cataracts and even blindness. I hope this seminar can help protect local people against the harmful effects of the sun to help them enjoy a great summer!” As well as protecting your skin with high factor sun protection, a hat and light clothing, sunglasses are recommended to protect your eyes from the sun. Check sunglasses comply with UNE-EN 1836:2006 + A1:2008 or bear the CE kite mark and are marked UV 400 and select styles which are large, or wraparound to minimise light entering the eyes from the side.

Lazy Sunday afternoons

By Jack Troughton BIG JACK’S Rhythm and Blues Band are playing a Sunday afternoon residency in Els Poblets at the Hotel El Bichet between noon and 3pm. People can enjoy a drink and tapas while listening to the sounds of Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Ray Charles and Elvis. And as the barbecue season starts: on Saturday 15th June the band is playing at the Lavender Garden, Finca La Cuta, Jalon, on Saturday 22nd June, between 7pm and 10pm (reservations 626 505 883).

No need to book your place - please just come to the Casa de la Cultura at 8pm on 21st June. To find out more about the event please call Specsavers Calpe on 96 583 5367.

Specsavers Opticas Calpe is offering a free UV protection test for sunglasses. Take your glasses to Avda de los Ejércitos Españoles 6 to make sure your eyes are protected.

Adoption success

By Jack Troughton ANIMAL CHARITY SCAN is enjoying success with an 83% adoption rate as it finds loving homes for cats and dogs arriving at its El Vergel base. Last month the Society for the Care of Animals in Need recorded the adoption of 20 cats and 18 dogs. And last Saturday a sponsored walk and fair raised 1,639€ for the charity with 45 walkers taking rescued dogs or their own pets for a stroll through the surrounding countryside. SCAN President Val Spencer – pictured with a pair of two-week-old kittens currently being bottle fed – paid tribute to her “marvellous” volunteers. “We are doing really well,” she said. “It is good old fashioned team work that does it!”


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The General Hospital of Alicante has welcomed an additional compliment of 150 staff to the nursing department this week, all to assist in the anticipated increase in admissions during the summer period. There are nurses, assistants, therapists and lab specialists all included in the group, all of whom are taking part in training in the centre to enable a smooth transition into the working practices. A group of expert ophthalmologists from the Torrevieja and Vinalopó hospitals performed live retina surgery to a conference attended by around 100 delegates, to showcase the latest surgical procedures in treating patients with eye diseases. A total of six different procedures were demonstrated, after which the surgeons were available to answer questions about the techniques in this pioneering scheme. For cataract surgery alone, during 2012 about 2,000 patients were treated in Torrevieja and more than 1,700 in Vinalopó. These figures highlight the efforts of both teams to improve the accessibility of this life changing surgery to patients.

Monday, 1st July, 2013

The San Miguel Residents Association, "San Miguel Archangel", has once again expressed it’s displeasure at the lack of key medical staff employed in the local health centre. This time their anger is aimed at a further reduction in the number of doctors at working at the centre. The Association claims that each doctor now supports upwards of 3,300 patients, specifically since the number of practitioners was reduced from 4 to 3 four months ago. Without any notice of or explanation for the reduction they say the figure that each doctor is now sustaining is more than double that of the national average.

But it would seem that the importance of the situation is lost on the Councillor for Health who continues to ignore the Association’s appeal. As such "San Miguel Archangel" has now gone over his head and written directly to the mayor. In their letter they say that they have lost confidence in the councilor who they feel is doing nothing toward justifying his enormous salary. A spokesman said that as he is not prepared to talk with the Association at this time there can be no justification in paying his monthly salary.

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PROTECTING YOUR EYES FRO M THE SUN On 21st June, Louise Stone from Specsavers Opticas in Calpe gave an interesting and informative presentation about the effects of the sun on our eyes at Calpe’s Casa del Cultura, in this article she summarises the main points to help our readers to protect themselves. “Optometrists have long known that ultraviolet (UV) light radiation can damage the eyes and cause both temporary and permanent vision loss, yet 23% of people never wear eye protection and in recent research it was found that only 6% of Americans knew they needed to protect the eyes from UV damage. Due to this lack of knowledge and the increase in sunbathing these conditions continue to increase in prevalence. Bright light activates the constriction of the pupil and the squinting reflex to minimize the penetration of the sun’s rays into the eye. However, the effectiveness of these natural defences in protecting against the dangers of UV radiation is limited under extreme conditions such as strong ground reflection from sand, water and snow. UV blocking eye protection is crucial to prevent long-term harm and the development of the following ocular diseases: Cataracts Macular degeneration Eyelid skin cancer Pinguecula - small, yellowish, slightly raised lesions that form on the surface of the white part of the eye. They can cause irritation, a feeling that there is something in the eye, and dry eyes. Pterygium - scar tissue that can grow over the surface of the eye

and impair the vision. Photokeratitis— an inflammation of the cornea due to UV exposure, comparable to sunburn of the very sensitive skin of the eye lids and tissues of the cornea.

Although the skin is exposed to the most light between10.00-14.00, eyes are most at risk when the light hits at an angle, typically between 08.00-10.00 and 14.00-16.00. My advice would be to use photochromic lenses, polarized lenses, sunglasses and tinted lenses which block 100% of ultraviolet A and B radiation at all times of the year and day.” Specsavers Opticas offer a free service to test the UV protection that your sunglasses offer so you can make sure you are protected, your nearest store can be found at www.specsavers.es.


CoastRider - Edition 012 - June 19th 2013

Health & Beauty

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World Day of the Sun -Sun Care Advice at the Casa de la Cultura

protection test for sunglasses. Take your glasses to Avda de los Ejércitos Españoles 6 to make sure your eyes are protected.

Obsessions and Compulsions OCD is very common, with approximately 2½% of the population suffering from the condition. More women (2.9%) than men (2.0%) suffer from the complaint and it appears to first arise relatively early in life (circa 20 years of age). An obsession is a frequently arising intrusive thought. Everyone has thoughts that pop up in the mind from time to time. When the same thoughts constantly arise and take up lots of time, the thoughts have become obsessive. A compulsion is

Grahame Milton-Jones practising Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist for the Family Medical Centre, Albir.

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a powerful drive to do something; it is so powerful that the person is usually not strong enough to resist it. People can obsess about anything, however the common factors seem to be that they are disturbing, negative, time consuming and damaging to relationships. The most common are: Sexual thoughts (about 25% of cases) often about the person’s family or friends and are usually disturbing, repugnant and distressing. They may be about the same sex. The thoughts are often about children, which

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makes them feel guilty and believe that they may be a paedophile. Relationships where the person is constantly analysing all aspects of their relationship, seeking reassurance to calm their doubts. No matter how much reassurance they receive it is not enough. Magical thinking where the person believes that by touching wood they can ward off bad luck. These people are often afraid to walk under a ladder and will not step on the gaps in a pavement. Religious objects and images can be the focus, with the person collecting objects, images and even creating a shrine. Violence may be the intrusive thought, with the person thinking about killing people, most likely members of their family. The person may rehearse the violence and plan how to deal with the aftermath of their actions. They may also plan suicide. Symmetry and orderliness is common, with the sufferer lining up all their pens and pencils, pictures must be straightened using a spirit level and their space must be spotless. The two most common compulsions are checkers and washers. The person may lock the car door 28 times, walk away and then return to do it another 28 times. The washer may spend several hours in the bathroom each day and go to great lengths to become clean, including for example scrubbing their body with a Brillo pad or washing their hands in Domestos. Other compulsive behaviour includes nail biting, hair pulling, need for perfection, cleaning, hoarding and anorexia nervosa. The cause of OCD is not known

but there is a belief that there is a small genetic element. There is usually a psychological element with incidents of bullying, abuse or trauma appearing before the OCD starts. Treatment usually follows two routes. The first is to carry out psychological interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The aim is to remove anxiety, stop the intrusive thoughts and reduce the compulsive behaviour. The second route is to increase serotonin levels by medication.

This is usually successful in approximately 50% of cases but can take a number of weeks before the effect is felt. The medication has side effects so must be approached after a full discussion with a doctor. It is also difficult to withdraw from the medication. There is no doubt that obsessions and compulsions are some of the most disturbing psychological complaints. They problems can be alleviated but it is usually time consuming.

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On 21st June 2013 at 8pm Louise Stone, Store Director of Specsavers Opticas in Calpe together with Optometrist Cecilia Navarro Tudela, will present a one hour talk about the positive and negative effects of the sun and how to make the most of the sun safely. This event, to mark World Day of the Sun, will take place in the Casa de la Cultura in Calpe and is free to attend. It will cover the benefits which exposure to the sun can cause, such as healthy levels of Vitamin D, but also look at the negative elements such as skin cancer and how to protect yourself. The main focus, however, will be on the subject of how the sun can damage your eyes. Louise explains “I look forward to sharing information and advice about enjoying the sun safely with Calpe residents. What many people do not know is that excessive exposure to UV rays causes a painful irritation to the cornea at the front of the eye. In extreme circumstances this can cause permanent damage to the cornea, age related macular degeneration, cataracts and even blindness. I hope this seminar can help local people to protect themselves against the harmful effects of the sun and enjoy a great summer!” As well as protecting your skin with high factor sun protection, a hat and light clothing, it is recommended that everyone should wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun. Check sunglasses comply with UNE-EN 1836:2006 + A1:2008 or bear the CE kite mark and are marked UV 400 and select styles which are large, or wraparound to minimise light entering the eyes from the side. No need to book your place, please just come to the Casa de la Cultura at 8pm on 21st June. To find out more about the event please call Specsavers Calpe on 965 835 367. Specsavers Opticas Calpe is offering a free UV

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Pam's trip to Castril Fancy a chill-out weekend? Maybe on June 29-30? By PDT A very Spanish experience in a tiny mountain village with good food and wine and a paradise for photographers. You can explore or walk gently about or sit in the sun and just relax and chat. I have been here several times now with small groups of friends and it always does me good even for such a short visit. We will be staying in the only hotel over-

BENIDORM ■ TOURIST INFO Avda Europa. 콯 96 586 00 95 Pl Canalejas 콯 96 680 59 14 turinfo_centro@benidorm.org Sat, June 22: Benidorm Fun Run Starting at 19.30 from the town hall and back. 5kms race Inscriptions can be placed at www.grupobrotons.es before Saturday, or at the town hall squeare on Saturday from 17.00 to 19.00. ■ WALDORF ASSOCIATION Ptda els Tolls, 5. 콯 96 586 10 80 / 639 50 99 84 www.escuela-waldorf.org ■ TANGO ARGENTINO with Marilu Fischer. Every Saturday at Hotel Nereo, Rincón de Loix. After the classes, Milonga until 00.30. For more info call Marilu on 676 150404 or visit www.marilufischer.com ■ EUROPEAN LIBRARY English books, to join just take your passport along with you. Avda Juan Fuster Zaragoza, Edif. Aquarium III. 10.15-13.30 & 17-20.00 weekdays. Saturday mornings. 콯 96 680 47 81, email bibrincon1@benidorm.org ■ MUNDOMAR Marine and exotic animal park. Tickets: 18.50€ for adults or 16.50€ for children. www.mundomar.es ■ TERRA NATURA 콯 902 500 414 www.terranatura.com Adults 25€, Children & Seniors 20€ ■ TERRA MÍTICA 콯 902 02 02 20 www.terramiticabenidorm.com ■ BENIDORM PALACE 콯 96 585 16 60 www.benidormpalace.es ■ AIRPORT BUS SERVICE 9.00, 12.00, 13.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00, 19.00, 21.00. Mon to Sun. One way cost 8€, and 16 return. Book your tickets at Benidorm Bus Station 콯 902 42 22 42 or visit www.alsa.es Please double check all times.

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night and I can assure you that it is comfortable and the food is good and local and plentiful: they treat us like royalty. Charly of the bus company who takes us and some of his drivers come from this village so that must help! Read a bit from the guide book: Castril is one of the six villages which make up the Huescar region in the Province of Granada and is about 150 kilometres from Granada City.

콯 96 573 22 25 benissa@touristinfo.net Skate Sundays A rollerskate and rollerblade course is taking place every Sunday in June from 09.30 to 11.30 at the sport courts near the Manuel Bru school. The price is 22 euros and is aimed at all ages and abilities. For more info please contact 96 573 33 92 or email esports@ayto-benissa.es Sunday walks organised by AVIVA Benissa. Must bring comfortable clothes and shoes (weather proof recommended), drink and snacks. ■ MUNICIPAL CINEMA C/ Pare Andreu Ivars, 21 Salon de Actos at the Casa de Cultura. Films cost 4€. ■TREKING Guided tours on Sundays. leaving from Pl Jaume I at 8.45. (private cars). Inscriptions and more info on 96 573 13 13. Bring your own water, food and comfy shoes ■ TURURAC For details on a variety of outdoor activities, guided walks etc contact 콯 96 578 23 60 or 630 992 488 or see their website: www.tururac.com ■ LA SEU UNIVERSITARIA C/Purísima, 57-59 First Sunday of the month at 19.00: 'Chamber Music Concert' in aid of Centro de Alzheimer de Teulada. Wednesdays: Meditation workshop at 20.30. Cultural activities & courses: Spanish lessons, Information, echnology, Aerobics, Martial arts, Yoga

BENITATXELL ■ TOURIST INFO C/ La Font 콯 96 649 35 46 ■ BOOK FAIR every Thursday from 11.00 to 15.00 at Rusty's Restaurant in The Garden. Pueblo Alcázar. (Near new Mercadona) GENTLE YOGA +50 Gentle and flowing yoga movements based upon the therapeutic DRU yoga for all abilities. Every Wednesday and Friday from 12 noon till 1.15pm. Cumbre del Sol, near Pepe la Sal supermarket. Call Trudi for more info

The village is set at an altitude of 890 metres and has a population of 2,656. This idyllic countryside hamlet is situated on the edge of the Province of Jaen, bordering on the stunning natural park of Cazorla. Since 2001, Castril has been officially recognised as a place of historic interest. The steep, narrow cobbled streets, with the typical whitewashed houses are all part of the authentic Andalusian village life. Of particular interest in

the general structure and decoration of the houses, is the use of Arabic tiles and wood. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking amongs fragrant almond trees and olive groves, with passing goats and donkeys making the experience more truly Andalusian. Visitors are made welcome and there is a tourist centre with interesting information on the village, including a museum. There is also interesting information available on

birds (such as vultures and eagles) and wildlife in the area. The Sierra de Castril is very popular and there are two spectacular reservoirs. They also produce some wonderful olive oil here in this village and it is famous for its glass made here for centuries. Space is limited, this is one of my small and friendly excursions, so if you like the idea call quickly for full information.

on 639 361 999 ■ DANCE AND FITNESS classes for adults (Dancercise, Tai Chi, Salsa dance, Zumba, Dancercise) and Classes for kids (Stage door, Dance, drama, street dance, Zumba,Grease rehearsals, Street Jazz, etc)More info on 680 673 871 www.stagedoor-spain.com ■ CUMBRE DEL SOL GALLERY AND WI MARKET Gift shop and wellbeing centre for artists and craftspeople's ex-

hibits. The WI market is every Saturday from 10.00 and on Friday's, free Spanish lessons and coffee morning at 11.00. For information or details on joining their club 콯 36 929 326 (Tanya) or see web: www.elclubcasero.com

Trips will depart from Paseo Alameda de Bétera at 8.00 am unless specified. (Please confirm when booking). www.vitalnatur.org

BÉTERA ■ GRUPO SENDERISTA DE BÉTERA (Treking group)

CALLOSA D'ENSARRIÁ ■TOURIST INFO c/ San Antoni 콯 96 588 01 53 callosadensarria@touristinfo .net

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World Day of the Sun Sun Care Advice at the Casa de la Cultura

ON 21st JUNE 2013 at 20.00 Louise Stone, Store Director of Specsavers Opticas in Calpe together with Optometrist Cecilia Navarro Tudela, will present a one hour talk about the positive and negative effects of the sun and how to make the most of the sun safely. This event, to mark World Day of the Sun, will take place in the Casa de la Cultura in Calpe and is free to attend. It will cover the benefits which exposure to the sun can cause, such as healthy levels of Vitamin D, but also

look at the negative elements such as skin cancer and how to protect yourself. The main focus, however, will be on the subject of how the sun can damage your eyes. Louise explains "I look forward to sharing information and advice about enjoying the sun safely with Calpe residents. What many people do not know is that excessive exposure to UV rays causes a painful irritation to the cornea at the front of the eye. In extreme circumstances this can cause permanent damage to the cornea, age related macular degeneration, cataracts and even blindness. I hope this

seminar can help local people to protect themselves against the harmful effects of the sun and enjoy a great summer!" As well as protecting your skin with high factor sun protection, a hat and light clothing, it is recommended that everyone should wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun. Check sunglasses comply with UNE-EN 1836:2006 + A1:2008 or bear the CE kite mark and are marked UV 400 and select styles which are large, or wraparound to minimise light entering the eyes from the side. No need to book your place, please just come to the Casa de la Cultura at 20.00 on 21st June. To find out more about the event please call Specsavers Calpe on 965 835 367. Specsavers Opticas Calpe is offering a free UV protection test for sunglasses. Take your glasses to Avda de los Ejércitos Españoles 6 to make sure your eyes are protected.


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Junger Benissero erfindet Low-Cost-PC mit zwei Watt Verbrauch für 200 Euro – Investoren gesucht Benissa – fin. Francisco Sanz hatte es satt, seinen Computer ständig von seinem Heimatort Benissa zum Studentenwohnheim in San Vicente del Raspeig und zurück transportieren zu müssen. „Ich brauche den PC zum Lernen fürs Studium, nutze ihn aber auch in meiner Freizeit, zum Beispiel zum Filme anschauen“, sagt der Student. Aus der Notwendigkeit heraus baute Sanz kurzerhand einen eigenen Computer, der alle seine Bedürfnisse abdeckt: Studentengerecht günstig musste er sein, mit einem großen Bildschirm samt guter Auflösung, Internetzugang, leicht zu transportieren und allzeit bereit zum Arbeiten. Smart Computer hat Sanz das fertige Produkt genannt.

Benissa – fin. Auf der Autobahn AP-7 ist im Morgengrauen des 25. Juni ein Auto ausgebrannt. Der Unfall ereignete sich auf Höhe der Ausfahrt Benissa, als sich ein Fahrer allem Anschein nach von der Beschleunigungsspur auf die Autobahn einfädeln wollte und dabei ein von hinten kommendes Auto übersah. Die Wagen prallten ineinander, eines der Fahrzeuge ging in Flammen auf. Sämtliche Insassen konnten sich rechtzeitig retten. Dennoch wurden vier Personen leicht verletzt.

Bürgermeister zur Sprechstunde Benidorm – fin. Benidorms

Mit einfacher Handhabung „Der Computer braucht keinen Turm, die gesamte Technik ist im Bildschirm eingebaut“, erklärt der Benissero. 200 Euro soll der PC kosten, der außerdem äußerst günstig im Verbrauch ist: „Der Computer kann 24 Stunden eingeschaltet bleiben, da er nur zwei Watt verbraucht. Wenn der Bildschirm ausgeschaltet ist, sogar nur eineinhalb“, erklärt Sanz. Als Betriebssystem hat er Android gewählt, um die Lizenzkosten bei Windows zu vermeiden. Linux schied wegen seiner Unbekanntheit aus. „Android kennt fast jeder, außerdem ist die Handhabung einfach“, so Sanz. 22 Zoll ist der Full-HD-Bildschirm groß, der Monitor muss le-

Pkw auf Autobahn ausgebrannt

Francisco Sanz hat noch viele weitere Ideen für seinen Computer. diglich an die Steckdose angeschlossen werden. Durch den geringen Stromverbrauch erhitzt sich der Computer nicht übermäßig, so dass keine Kühlung per Ventilator nötig ist. Dadurch ist der PC völlig geräuschlos. Was eigentlich nur eine Lösung für ihn selbst sein sollte, ist letztendlich zu einem kleinen Start-up geworden, als der 26-Jährige einem seiner Dozenten von dem PC erzählte. „Der Prof ermutigte mich, eine Internetseite zu erstellen und Investoren zu suchen, um den

Computer vielleicht eines Tages wirklich verkaufen zu können“, sagt Sanz. Bei einer Ausstellung für Unternehmensgründer an der Uni hat er seinen Computer Anfang Juni bereits vorgestellt. „Die Reaktionen waren alle positiv“, freut sich Sanz.

Zimmerservice per Mausklick Dabei gehen dem jungen Benissero die Ideen nicht aus. Bald will er den Computer mit Touchscreen anbieten. Sanz könnte sich auch vorstellen, Hotelzimmer mit dem

Foto: Ángel García

Smart PC auszustatten. „Die Gäste hätten dann Internetzugang auf ihren Zimmern und könnten am Computer arbeiten oder Mails abrufen“, sagt Sanz. Außerdem könnte über den Computer der Zimmerservice gerufen, Essen oder Videofilme bestellt werden. Auch Bibliotheken, Schüler, Familien, Firmen oder Studenten kann sich Sanz als Abnehmer vorstellen. Infos und Kontakt auf www.sanzys.com

Bürgermeister Agustín Navarro und seine Stadträte klappern ab sofort jeden Freitag ein Stadtviertel zur Sprechstunde ab. Den Auftakt macht am Freitag, 28. Juni, Colonia Madrid. Von 9 bis 14 Uhr ist in der Calle Capitán Cortés con Castellana ein Zelt aufgebaut.

Straßennamen für Schulviertel Benidorm – fin. Die Straßen in Benidorms Schulviertel Salto del Agua haben endlich Namen. Carrer de la Nau Llondro, del Llaüt, de la Barca del Bou und de la Fragata lauten die Namen, die an Benidorms Vergangenheit als Schiffhandelsstadt angelehnt sind.

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Ein Fest für die Augen Specsavers verrät Ihnen alles über Ernährung und gesunde Augen Eine gesunde Diät kann die gute Sicht unterstützen und helfen, die Gefahr von makulärer Degeneration und grauem Star zu reduzieren, berichtet der weltgrößte in Privatbesitz befindliche Optiker Specsavers. Während Frauen immer eine gesunde Diät wegen ihres Gewichtes machen oder ihre Herz- und Cholesterinwerte zum Anlass nehmen, denken sehr wenige Frauen bei der Diätplanung an ihre Augen. Claus Weger von Specsavers Opticas erklärt das so: „Die Makula ist der Teil der Retina, der die schärfste Sicht und das beste Sehen für Dinge wie Lesen, Autofahren, Gesichter erkennen und Fernsehschauen ermöglicht. Deshalb ist es sehr wichtig, vor allem die Makula zu schützen. Es ist bewiesen, dass eine Diät, reich an Antioxidantien, dabei speziell den Carotinoiden, äußerst gesund ist.“ Eine Studie, durchgeführt von

Amerikas Gesundheitsministerium, fand, dass Individuen, die viel Carotinoide gegessen hatten, ein 43%ig niedrigeres Risiko hatten, makuläre Degeneration zu entwickeln im Vergleich mit anderen, die fast keine Carotinoide zu sich nahmen. Studien haben auch ergeben, dass Leute mit höherem Konsum von Antioxidantien – Betacarotine, Lutein und Vitaminen C und E – ein niedrigeres Risiko haben, grauen Star zu bekommen. Gemüse wie Paprika, Broccoli, Süßkartoffeln, Zitrusfrüchte und dunkelgrün gefärbtes Blattgemüse wie Spinat und Grünkohl sind reich an Antioxidantien. Claus fährt fort: „Altersbezogene makuläre Degeneration (AMD) ist der Hauptgrund für Sehbehinderungen in Europa, gefolgt vom grauen Star, Glaukom und Retinopathia durch Diabetes. Lutein und Zeaxanthin und andere Antioxidantien, eingeschlossen Beta-

carotin und die Vitamine C und E, neutralisieren risikohohe, potenziell zellschädigende Moleküle, auch „freie Radikale“ genannt, die, so wird angenommen, die Augenlinse und die Makula schädigen. Deshalb lassen Sie sich um Ihrer Sicht willen jeden Tag eine Auswahl an Früchten, Gemüse und Vollkornkost munden!

Die Augendiät: Top 10 des Augenschmauses 앫 Karotten – es ist kein Geheimnis, dass Karotten zu essen uns hilft, in der Dunkelheit zu sehen, weil sie viel Betacarotin enthalten, das der Körper in Vitamin A umwandelt. Personen, die viel Gemüse mit Betacarotin essen, haben erwiesenermaßen eine bessere Nachtsicht als diejenigen, die ohne auskommen. 앫 Dunkelgrünes Blattgemüse enthält Betacarotin und Vitamin

C. Vorläufige Daten deuten darauf hin, dass Vitamin C Katarakt-Progression verlangsamen kann, wenn die Augenlinse trüb geworden ist. 앫 Paprikaschoten – enthalten Lutein, von dem Wissenschaftler glauben, dass es die Retina vor durch Licht erzeugtem Schaden schützt, und sie werden auch mit der Rückgängigmachung der makulären Degeneration in frühen Stadien in Verbindung gebracht. 앫 Broccoli – enthält Betacarotin und Lutein 앫 Rosenkohl – enthält Lutein 앫 Kürbis, Süßkartoffeln, Zucchini – enthalten Betacarotin und Lutein 앫 Zitrusfrüchte – enthalten Betacarotin 앫 Aprikosen – enthalten Betacarotin 앫 Sardinen – enthalten Zink

und Vitamin E. Zink ist gut für Wundheilung und zur Erhaltung des Immunsystems. Der Körper braucht Zink, um verschiedene antioxidative Enzyme im Auge herzustellen. Noch nicht vollständige Studien sprechen von Vitamin E als Schutz gegen die Entwicklung des grauen Stars. 앫Nüsse – enthalten Zink, Vitamin E und Selenium und andere Antioxidantien.


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Factories cut output for 20th month

Study: Solar radiation in Spain increases by 2.3% every decade

● Spanish factories cut production for the 20th straight month in April, official data showed yesterday, sharply braking output of durable goods such as cars or washing machines in the midst of a recession. Spain’s factories and utilities lowered overall output by 1.8 percent over the year toApril, after correcting for seasonal variations such as the number of working days in the month, the National Statistics Institute said in a preliminary report. Industrial production in Spain has now fallen on an annual basis every month since September 2011, as the economy struggles in a double-dip recession, still unable to recover from the implosion in 2008 of a decade-long property bubble. Unemployment stood at more than 27 percent of the workforce in the first quarter and the government is predicting a 1.3percent economic decline this year even as it pursues an austerity programme in the midst of the recession.

● Solar radiation in Spain has increased by 2.3% every decade since the 1980s, according to a study by researchers from the University of Girona and the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. This increase is linked to the decreased presence of clouds, which has increased the amount of direct radiation reaching us from the Sun. “The mean annual G series over Spain shows a tendency to increase during the 1985-2010 period, with a significant linear trend of + 3.9 W m-2 (2.3% more) per decade.” This is the main conclusion of a study published in the magazine Global and Planetary Change, by researchers from the University of Girona and the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH, Switzerland). What this means is the we need to take greater care of protecting our skin from the Sun here in the Balearics.

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PalmaPhoto bigger and better ● On Thursday, June 27, museums, galleries and cultural centres are going to fill of photographic exhibitions as part of the PalmaPhoto Festival, which this year is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Palma.—The local authorities have issued warnings this week that local beaches could become infested with dangerous jellyfish this Summer, although specialists have stressed that it will all depend on the weather conditions. This year the Balearic coast has already been flooded with “Caravel Portuguesa” - Portuguese man o’ war - a species that could prove deadly for high risk groups such as people with cardiovasc ular problems, the eldery and children- and with Mediterranean waters on ‘high alert’ showing record numbers of jellyfish, there is a possibility that they could drift close to the Majorcan coastline. If the temperature of the water rises, and the winds from the sea towards land increase, Josep Maria Gili, professor in charge of the investiga-

Warnings of jelly fish invasion this Summer b Portuguese man o’ war spotted of South Majorca. tion team from CSIC, says this could really happen, taking in consideration that some local councils are apparently neglecting preventive safety measures. Josep Gili says budget cuts from the authorities do not allow the imple-

mentation of proceedures to dodge the problem, such as putting in place devices to warn the lifeguards when the jellyfish are 50 metres away from the beach, in order to get people out of the water quickly and remove the jellyfish from the sea and

place them in sweet water for 48 hours. Following the concerns showed by several media sources from all over Europe, the professor pointed out that there has always been jellyfish blooms in open sea, but that this year, due to a decrease of the number of small fish jellyfish feed on, they are drifting to different areas in search of food.

The gift of sight for Sail Aid Santa Ponsa .—Young sailors Sebastian Page Franklin and Nick Mason decided to choose daily disposable lenses for their 160 nautical mile trip around Majorca to raise money for the charity Mediterranea. They both have problems with their vision and were concerned that glasses would not be practical and taking care of lenses on the open water would not be easy. So Specsavers in Santa Ponsa agreed to help the cause by donating a month’s supply of daily lenses. “Since we announced our intended two-week voyage, we have been rather

concerned about our almost-total lack of natural vision.” Sebastian explains on his blog. “Without glasses or lenses I see the world as a blur and Nick, aka “Cyclops”, only has one eye that does any work. The idea of sailing 160 nautical miles with salt-covered specs or sandy lenses was worrying, so we asked Specsavers to sponsor us and we were delighted when they agreed. On 8th May we both went back to be fitted with our daily lenses, which are slightly different to wear than the conventional ones. We’re each trying

From left to right - Nick Mason, Martin Blake, Sebastian Page Franklin and Andrés Román Romero. them out before we leave, and so far they’re great: very easy to use and supercomfortable. They’ll certainly make a big difference to us on the trip. The

rest of us may end up extremely grubby, but our eyes should remain crystal clear. Thanks so much Specsavers, you are definitely Very Nice People”


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available in a variety of materials so you can choose for single use daily lenses or reusable lenses that you can wear for up to a month, some even allow for long wearing hours. Specsavers customer Jan O'Neill has been using daily disposable contact lenses for 30 years to help her with distance

"My eyes were becomingly increasingly sore and dry from straining to accommodate my reading as well as long distance needs, and I was relying on comfort drops to ease them." Her optician explained that

vision. However, when she started to need reading glasses as well her optician advised her to try multifocal contact lenses, something that she had never heard about, let alone considered.

multifocal lenses would be more comfortable as there would be less strain on her eyes so she could read, look at a computer screen and drive without needing to use glasses. She immediately noticed the

difference, finding them more comfortable and they stopped her dry eyes. Although they are more expensive than her old lenses she's found that they are economical as she no longer needs eye drops or several pairs of reading glasses. If you think that you would benefit from multifocal contact lenses, Specsavers Opticas' opticians can give you a full contact lens assessment to ensure you get the most suitable lenses for your vision, preferences and lifestyle. Once you've had your assessment and have decided on which lens is right for you, Specsavers is offering a free trial with one pair of monthly lenses or five pairs of daily disposable lenses totally free of charge and with no obligation. Find your nearest Specsavers store on the website - www.specsavers.es

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콯 96 586 10 80 / 639 50 99 84 www.escuela-waldorf.org ■ TANGO ARGENTINO with Marilu Fischer. Every Saturday at Hotel Nereo, Rincón de Loix. After the classes, Milonga until 00.30. For more info call Marilu on 676 150404 or visit www.marilufischer.com ■ EUROPEAN LIBRARY English books, to join just take your passport along with you. Avda Juan Fuster Zaragoza, Edif. Aquarium III. 10.15-13.30 & 1720.00 weekdays. Saturday mornings.콯 96 680 47 81, email bibrincon1@benidorm.org ■ MUNDOMAR Marine and exotic animal park. Tickets: 18.50€ for adults or 16.50€ for children. www.mundomar.es ■ TERRA NATURA 콯 902 500 414 www.terranatura.com Adults 25€ Children & Seniors 20€. ■ TERRA MÍTICA 콯 902 02 02 20 www.terramiticabenidorm.com ■ BENIDORM PALACE 콯 96 585 16 60 www.benidormpalace.es ■ AIRPORT BUS SERVICE 9.00, 12.00, 13.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00, 19.00, 21.00. Mon to Sun. One way cost 8€, and 16 return. Book your tickets at Benidorm Bus Station 콯 902 42 22 42 or visit www.alsa.es Please double check all times.

BENISSA ■ TOURIST INFO Avda País Valencia 콯 96 573 22 25 benissa@touristinfo.net Sat 15 June at 19.00: Ibiza White Summer Party at the Fustera beach with bar service and music till late! Skate Sundays A rollerskate and rollerblade course is taking place every Sunday in June from 09.30 to 11.30 at the sport courts near the Manuel Bru school. The price is 22 euros and is aimed at all ages and abilities. For more info please contact 96 573 33 92 or email esports@ayto-benissa.es Sunday walks organised by AVIVA Benissa. Must bring comfortable clothes and shoes (weather proof recommended), drink and snacks. ■ MUNICIPAL CINEMA C/ Pare Andreu Ivars, 21 Salon de Actos at the Casa de Cultura. Films cost 4€. ■TREKING Guided tours on Sundays. leaving from Pl Jaume I at 8.45. (private cars). Inscriptions and more info on 96 573 13 13. Bring your own water, food and comfy shoes ■ TURURAC For details on a variety of outdoor activities, guided walks etc contact 콯 96 578 23 60 or 630 992 488 or see their website: www.tururac.com ■ LA SEU UNIVERSITARIA C/Purísima, 57-59 First Sunday of the month at 19.00: 'Chamber Music Concert' in aid of Centro de Alzheimer de Teulada. Wednesdays: Meditation workshop at 20.30.

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Cultural activities & courses: Spanish lessons, Information, echnology, Aerobics, Martial arts, Yoga

BENITATXELL ■ TOURIST INFO C/ La Font 콯 96 649 35 46 ■ BOOK FAIR every Thursday from 11.00 to 15.00 at Rusty's Restaurant in The Garden. Pueblo Alcázar. (Near new Mercadona) GENTLE YOGA +50 Gentle and flowing yoga movements based upon the therapeutic DRU yoga for all abilities. Every Wednesday and Friday from 12 noon till 1.15pm. Cumbre del Sol, near Pepe la Sal supermarket. Call Trudi for more info on 639 361 999 ■ DANCE AND FITNESS classes for adults (Dancercise, Tai Chi, Salsa dance, Zumba, Dancercise) and Classes for kids (Stage door, Dance, drama, street dance, Zumba,Grease rehearsals, Street Jazz, etc)More info on 680 673 871 www.stagedoor-spain.com ■ CUMBRE DEL SOL GALLERY AND WI MARKET Gift shop and wellbeing centre for artists and craftspeople's exhibits. The WI market is every Saturday from 10.00 and on Friday's, free Spanish lessons and coffee morning at 11.00. For information or details on joining their club 콯 36 929 326 (Tanya) or see web: www.elclubcasero.com

BÉTERA ■ GRUPO SENDERISTA DE BÉTERA (Treking group)

Trips will depart from Paseo Alameda de Bétera at 8.00 am unless specified. (Please confirm when booking). www.vitalnatur.org

CALLOSA D'ENSARRIÁ ■TOURIST INFO c/ San Antoni 콯 96 588 01 53 callosadensarria@touristinfo.net ■ PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS Galería Arrabal in old town. Pain-tings, Smallwood, Wunderlich, Baron, Brosig, Kirchner, Kranz, Schlotter and others. Water Museum, Partida Algar. Fonts del L'Algar.

CALPE ■ TOURIST INFO Avda Ejércitos Españoles 콯 96 583 69 20 calpecentro@touristinfo.net ■ CASA DE CULTURA Avda Masnou, 1 콯96 583 91 23 www.cultura.calpe.es

Ceramics lessons on Tuesday mornings 10.30-12.30, Afternoons 17.30-19.30. Tai-Chi Tuesdays 19.30.

Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues and singing lessons every Saturday 10.00-14.00. Sala de Bellas Artes. Theatre/Performance lessons. Wednesday 20.30-22.30 Brazilian percussion 'Batukem Tukada' Fridays 20.00-21.30 Caribbean and Latin rhythms Fridays 21.15-22.45 Weekly keep fit classes for all ages and standards of fitness. Every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10.00- 11.00 at Footlights Centre (behind the Hotel Diamante Beach). Further info 96 583 2550, or just come along and join in. €5 charge per class. ■YOUNG CALPE NIGHT ACTIVITIES Every Friday at 22.00 activities for 12 to 35 year olds at the Pabellón Municipal. (Body Combat, Salsa dancing lessons, interactive hip-hop shows, table-tennis competitions, Wii competitions and much more). ■ LIBRERÍA EUROPA BOOKSHOP C/Oscar Esplá 2, 콯 96 583 58 24 Free entry. Open Monday to Friday 10.00-14.00 & 17.00-20.00. Saturday 10.00-14.00. ■ BIG BAND SWING CONCERT Rommy Baker Orchestra and Blue Note 7. Hotel Esmeralda. Tickets cost 10€ and can be reserved calling 콯96 583 47 15 www.rommybaker.com ■ JOHNCURTIS - SOLO ARTIST Every second Saturday at Solimoon Bar (Arenal-Bol beach). ■ PARQUE NATURAL PENYAL D'IFACH 콯 679 19 59 12

Tango Argentino classes, linedance and show with Marilu Fischer and her group at Steakhouse Argentino at C/ Blasco Ibáñez 25. More info at Steakhouse Argentino 659 946 983 or calling Marilu on 676 150404

CAMPELLO ■ TOURIST INFO Avda San Bartolomé & Ruperto Chapi 콯 96 563 46 06 campello@touristinfo.net ■ MUNICIPAL LIBRARY Plz de Canalejas/de la Iglesia), ■ VILLA MARCO GARDENS Guided visits through the gardens, learning about the history, sculptures and more. Li-

NEW++++NEW++++NEW From June 15th the Gasolinera Bar is also open in the evenings! Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Mondays closed ****************** Changing daily dish only 5€ p.p. or menu only 10 € p.p. ******************** June 21st and July 4th SPECIAL EVENTS with live music from 7.30 p.m. ************ Every Sunday classic cars and sportscars meeting with breakfast buffet for late risers, for ONLY 5€ p.p. GASOLINERA BAR La Fustera. Tel. +34 626 600 284

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A Guide to Multifocal Contact Lenses Multifocal contact lenses are designed to suit people who have difficulty with near and far vision. If someone already requires glasses or contact lenses for distance vision, they may also need reading glasses to focus on objects in their near vision. In order to solve this they will tend to swap between two different types of glasses or use multifocal glasses. Multifocal contact lenses can replace multifocal glasses and provide the user with the flexibility and convenience contact lenses allow. Many people do not realise that multifocal contact lenses are available and can be used for all ages. However, the new designs such as Concentric and Aspheric Bifocal Designs can correct both your distance and close vision. The lens is made up of tiny concentric rings of the different prescriptions you need for different tasks. This makes the lenses easy to use. Multifocal lenses are also

available in a variety of materials so you can choose for single use daily lenses or reusable lenses that you can wear for up to a month, some even allow for long wearing hours. Specsavers customer Jan O'Neill has been using daily disposable contact lenses for 30 years to help her with distance

"My eyes were becomingly increasingly sore and dry from straining to accommodate my reading as well as long distance needs, and I was relying on comfort drops to ease them." Her optician explained that

vision. However, when she started to need reading glasses as well her optician advised her to try multifocal contact lenses, something that she had never heard about, let alone considered.

multifocal lenses would be more comfortable as there would be less strain on her eyes so she could read, look at a computer screen and drive without needing to use glasses. She immediately noticed the

difference, finding them more comfortable and they stopped her dry eyes. Although they are more expensive than her old lenses she's found that they are economical as she no longer needs eye drops or several pairs of reading glasses. If you think that you would benefit from multifocal contact lenses, Specsavers Opticas' opticians can give you a full contact lens assessment to ensure you get the most suitable lenses for your vision, preferences and lifestyle. Once you've had your assessment and have decided on which lens is right for you, Specsavers is offering a free trial with one pair of monthly lenses or five pairs of daily disposable lenses totally free of charge and with no obligation. Find your nearest Specsavers store on the website - www.specsavers.es


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Specsavers Opticas Guardamar: First Birthday 29th May SPECSAVERS OPTICAS Guardamar del Segura celebrates its first birthday with a fun in-store event at Avda. País Valenciano 43-Bajo on Wednesday 29th May from 10am to 8pm: all the community is invited to take part. The Open Day will feature live music, drinks and nibbles, the opportunity to receive 25% off glasses and also to consult the opticians about any worries you may have. Visitors can also enter a competition to win a free pair of designer frames. There will be a marching band from the market to the store and residents should look for the Specsavers’ ‘Green Man’ for special offers and goodie bags. Store Directors Francisco Manuel Jurado Alonso, Lisa Teri James and the team look forward to welcoming you to this free event. For more information call 96 508 3273 or visit www.specsavers.es

Torrevieja’s rapid painting competition By Keith Nicol IF YOU are walking around Torrevieja on Sunday June second, don’t be surprised to see dozens of artists, enthusiastically capturing typical Torrevieja scenes at break neck speed. The reason for the speed, is that these artists have but a few hours to situate themselves and finish their paintings as part of the City’s rapid painting competition. The event is organized by the Municipal Institute of Culture ‘Joaquin Chapaprieta’ with the 2013 event being the XXI Painting Contest “City of Torrevieja”. Anyone over the age of 18 can enter keeping in mind that the theme is the city of Torrevieja. Artists can use whichever technique they wish. Each artist may enter only one original work which they must paint outdoors. Participants can show up on Sunday at the

Cultural Center, with their canvas, between 8:30 and 10:30 am for registration. Unsigned works will be returned between 1:00 and 2:00pm. Entries will then be judged with the awards ceremony taking place at 6.00pm the same evening. The selected finalists works will remain on display in the Virgen del Carmen until 9 June in the Exhibition Hall. The three winning works chosen by the Jury shall be kept by the organization, with Prize Money paying for the right for the city to hold copyright. The event attracts painters from different parts of Spain, such as Alicante, Albacete, Almeria, Valencia, Malaga, Murcia, Madrid and Barcelona. Last year’s winner was from Elche, Maria Teresa Durá Sepulchre, with her work, a freestyle panoramic a view of the area of the Monument to the Man of the Sea on Paseo Juan Aparicio.

80 Down - Keep Dancing On

THIS WAS the legend written on the cake made by Valerie of Cake Magic for the 80th birthday of Patrice Satur. The cake depicted scenes from Patrice’s early life and the top depicted Patrice’s lifelong hobby of dancing. A party for around 60 friends was held on Friday 17th May at the Olympia restaurant, Mil Palmeras, where a sumptuous buffet was provided by Elena and fantastic entertainment by Juke Box Legends and Andy Jones. Patrice arrived in Spain in October 2005 as a widower. He joined dining clubs and within a few months met his partner Diana; they now live in Torre de la Horadada. They recently spent two weeks in Hawaii and four days in San Francisco.


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Guardamar’s Specsavers shop first birthday Specsavers Opticas Guardamar del Segura is celebrating their first birthday with a fun event in store at Avda. País Valenciano 43-Bajo. This event will take place on Wednesday 29th May from 10am to 8pm and all the community is invited to come along and take part.

This Open Day will feature live music, drinks and nibbles and there’s also the opportunity to receive 25% off glasses and consult the opticians about any worries you may have. Visitors can also enter a competition to win a free pair of designer frames. There will be a marching band from the market to the store and residents should look for the Specsavers’ green man for special offers and goodie bags. Store Directors Francisco Manuel Jurado Alonso, Lisa Teri James and the team look forward to welcoming you to this free event. For more information call 965 083 273 or visit www.specsavers.es

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ALICANTE Lions Club Alicante 22000 The club meets each 2nd Friday of the month. For more info please see website: www.lionsalicante.org or tel: 662 555 771 (Tuesday and Thursday 5-8pm)

BENIJOFAR Manchester City Supporters! We are the official M.C.F.C. Supporters Club here on the Costa Blanca. Our notice board is on the wall of the Breeze Bar listing forthcoming events, all are welcome. Membership €5 for seniors, €10 for 17-59 yrs and free for juniors. Enquiries to: bluemoonrising1@live. co.uk

The Philip Scott Lodge No 10671 RAOB The Philip Scott Lodge of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes now meets at the Bar Catorce in Benijofar. Join us on Friday 19.00 and 21.00. For more information please contact City secretary is Bro Colin Bird KOM 653 066 919.

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brac and books, tombola and raffle and many more. Please do come and support us as all the proceeds will be going to social needs in Busot village in collaboration with the Department of Social Services. For further details please contact Sue on 9656 982 81 or email dixmith@hotmail.co.uk

CABO ROIG Motorcycle riding club Want to find the best roads in the area? Bored with riding alone? Whether you are here on holiday or live here all year round, a warm welcome awaits all riders. All makes and models of motorcycle are welcome as are all nationalities. We meet every Thursday 10.00 - 10.30 at the Sunset cafe on the N332 in Cabo Roig for weekly ride-outs. More info: Rob at 671 826 201 or email mollyandbaileybas sett@hotmail.com

DAYA VIEJA Chess Club Meets each Friday at Club de Ajedrez, Centro D.A.Y.A., Calle del Generalisimo, Daya Vieja, between 13.00 - 17.00. Beginners to masters welcome. For more info please contact: Richard on 660 825 390.

BARC (Busot Animal Rescue Centre) Reg nº CV-01-044306-A. Charity shop at 57 Avda de la Generalitat, El Campello (opposite the entrance to the tram station).Open Mon - Sat 10am - 2pm and every Tues 5pm 8pm. We need to replenish stock: bric-a-brac and clothing. Vintage and modern costume jewellery, books, shoes, clothes etc for sale.. Shop volunteers required for a few hours. Please call into the shop or call Steve on 644 212 819. Homes needed for 30+ dog we or if you can adopt or 'foster a dog' please telephone Ann on 965 221 508. Diary dates Watch this space for further details of our forthcoming Mr. and Mrs night to be held in June at Brown's Restaurant. Aug 24 Pat's Party in the Garden at 7.30pm. Dance the night away to live music and enjoy the 'eat all you can buffet' for only 15 euros per person. As always there will be a very cheap bar, raffle and tombola. To book your ticket please call Pat on 965 699 976.

Busot Ladies Club Sunday, June 2 Spring Fayre in the Casa de Cultura in Busot from 11am to 2pm. There is plenty of parking and the venue is airconditioned. There will many lovely items on offer including.....handmade jewellery, crafts and cards, plants, home made cakes, english sweets, ex catwalk shoes and handbags, bric a

ELCHE The Elche Children's Home We urgently need funds as we have bills to pay and unless we get funds we can't pay them . So please if you know of anyone who would like to raise some money for us please give the contact details of Annette English. For further info please contact Annette English on 636 103 451. June 1 at 1pm - Cupcake charity event in aid of the children's home. For details on entering the cake competition and for further information on the day call Julie on 965 077 480. All cakes will be sold off ro raise funds

FORTUNA MABS Please see the events list box in this section for further information on events, or email mabsmurciane@ gmail.com, call 634 362 826 or visit our website: www.mabsmurcia. com

GRAN ALACANT Feral Friends This is not a rescue centre, it's a volunteer organisation in Gran Alacant and nearby areas. Tel 697 574 199. Become a foster parent or be one of our sponsoring parents. Please email: feral-

friends.ga@gmail.com for adoptions or info or call 697 574 199 and donations or sponsors Bancaja. Call for more details.

JUMILLA English language book exchange Every first Tuesday of the month from 11.00 - 12.00 at Bar La Casa, Avda. Reyes Cátolicos. For more info call Sue: 666 125 805 or email: suemcginlay@googlemail. bcom

LOS MONTESINOS Phoenix Classic Car Club The Club on the Costa Blanca for classic car enthusiasts. 'Ace Café' meeting on the first Sunday of every month starting at 11.00. This is not a Club event and everyone is welcome - come and chat to people who enjoy cars and motoring. The venue is Hotel La Torre on the main road in Los Montesinos. For more info see website: www. phoenixcarclub.com

LOS ALCAZARES HAH - Help at Home Mar Menor Web: www.helpathome.es or email: helpathomespain@gmail.com HAH is a charity dedicated to helping all those who are struggling to cope following medical diagnosis. Although we cannot provide long term care, assesments made by our British Clinical lead, Lynda Christopher in your own home. Our services are FREE and available to all ages, (subject to our resources). Call Lynda if you have any health worries, on 633 673 034. To give a little of your time to help others, tel: Lesley 968 134 978. Visit Brenda's 2nd hand shop in Estrella, Los Urrutias. Quality 2nd hand furniture required to buy and sell. Tel Brenda on 648 735 540.

Cracking down on crime with Neighbourhood Watch Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) operates in towns and villages all over the Costa Blanca, Murcia and Almería. For more information on how to contact your local coordinator or your local NHW scheme call Geoff Salter on 96 666 91 42. Visit their website at www.nhwinspain.com for general crime information.

Volunteers meeting 1st Tuesday every month. (No meeting in August or December)& Chatters Social Group meet 3rd Wednesday at t 11.30am. Meet new friends, quiz, medical advice and talk from HAH Clinical Lead, Lynda Christopher. All welcome. Optional lunch afterwards. Volunteers and Chatters meet at Bacchus Restaurant, Oasis, Los Narejos. Ground floor restaurant with complete privacy and disabled access.

HELP Murcia Mar Menor Details of events, plus directions, can be found events calendar on : www.helpmurciamarmenor.org Forthcoming events see separate box. Tickets for most events are available from Joan Mitchell on 868 185 685 or Janice Clarke on 968 134 355.

MABS Cancer Support Group Murcia Mar Menor See separate box for events. For further details please call 689 897 866. Make time to help others. Do you want to make a difference? Got some time to spare? Become a MABS volunteer. Please call 634 362 823 or email info@mabsmurcia.com or visit the website: www.mabsmurcia. com Share & Care Group is based at the MABS Cancer Centre in San Ja-

vier. We meet every third Friday of the month. Informal for those affected by cancer, relaxed and friendly atmosphere with one-toone counselling available. Call 693 795 247 for further details. If you would like to volunteer please call Bev, Volunteer Co-ordinator, on 634 362 823.

Model boat building group Based in Los Alcazares, primarily building radio r.c.sailing yachts to race and sail, also group boats available to use. Disabled welcome we sail Friday 11am from C.A.R. Sports College Los Alcazares. Tel 968 170 870. Please email david lees66@hotmail.com or see www. rcmarmenorsailinggroup.eu

LA Angels and the Rhythm Aces Mondays at Campell’s Irish bar 19.30-21.00. Practice and performance of choir and musicians. All newcomers will receive a warm welcome. Or just come along watch and enjoy. People wanting more information should contact Jim Devlin on 96 817 06 18

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Specsavers Opticas: Guardamar's First Birthday 29th May Specsavers Opticas Guardamar del Segura is celebrating their first birthday with a fun event in store at Avda. País Valenciano 43-Bajo.

This event will take place on Wednesday 29th May from 10am to 8pm and all the community is invited to come along and take part.

This Open Day will feature live music, drinks and nibbles and there's also the opportunity to receive 25% off glasses and consult the opticians about any worries you may have. Visitors can also enter a competition to win a free pair of designer frames. There will be a marching band from the market to the store and residents should look for the Specsavers' green man for special offers and goodie bags. Store Directors Francisco Manuel Jurado Alonso, Lisa Teri James and the team look forward to welcoming you to this free event. For more information call 965 083 273 or visit www.specsavers.es


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Specsavers are proud to support the pride Santa Ponsa.—During the month of May Specsavers Santa Ponsa and Calvia Lions Club are running ‘Recycle for Sight Month’, a campaign to collect unwanted glasses across their local schools. The Lions Club is best known for fighting blindness worldwide and sends around 70,000 pairs of glasses to the Third World each year, every one donated and hand selected for specific people in need. They also help local Spanish residents in need through various fundraising events and projects.

The collaboration between Specsavers Santa Ponsa and the Lions Club started during the Christmas period last year and they have already donated over 100 pairs of glasses. They were also able to help closer to home by supporting a local lady unable to afford glasses to help her see better. Sandra Aertken, President of the Lions Club Palma de Mallorca commented “I would like to thank Specsavers for this support. The lady we were able to help is so happy with her new glasses and we couldn’t have done it without their

help. We look forward to continuing our collaboration.” Specsavers Store Director Martin Blake explains “we were looking for a local charity that helps with eyesight in some way, so the Lions club was the perfect choice. “We have already been collecting customer’s old spectacles for the Lions to distribute to Africa, so we are proud to continue this aid by confirming our ongoing support for them during 2013. “Please drop in your glasses to the store, every

Specsavers Opticas in Santa Ponsa making their donation to the Lions Club. pair really helps.” Donations of glasses can be dropped off at Specsavers Opticas Santa Ponsa in

Avda. Rei Jaume 1, 117. For more information call 871 964 331. end_of_the_skype_high-

lighting. For more information about Calvia Lions Club visit www.lionsmallorca.org

‘Most fragile’ Spain tops endangered species list Madrid.—Ecologists have urged government action to tackle the ‘alarming’ crisis of ‘ biodiversity destruction’ in Spain as data reveals country is the most v ulnerable in Europe. A report issued yesterday by Ecologists in Action has warned that Spain’s biodiversity is the most fragile in Europe with the greatest number of endangered species.

Mediterranean Basing their conclusions on figures from The International Union for Conser vation of Nature (IUCN) and the European Env ironment Agency (EEA), the ecologists described the situation as ‘alarming ’ and adv ised that neglectful government policies could make it even worse. The Mediterranean region has the highest percentage of species at risk of extinction compared with the rest of the continent.

With Por tugal and Greece closely trailing Spain in the rankings, there is said to be a “clear link” between the degree of threat and the level of vulnerability. Ecologists in Ac tion slammed the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, saying that it “focuses its efforts on changing environmental regulations, which has serious consequences in terms of loss of protection and deregulation.” Policymakers in Spain’s autonomous communities were also criticised, as the organization claimed they “suppor t projec ts that theoretically promote economic growth but actually have serious env ironmental and social consequences.” The repor t noted that these policies have led to the c urrent situation where 25% of the new artificial surfaces in Europe – urban, commercial, industrial and transport ar-

eas – have been created in Spain. Ecologists in Ac tion stated that this has seriously intensified the loss of agricultural land and natural ecosystems. The conclusions are based on European Red List data from the IUCN, which records the conservation status of animal and plant species, and on EEA data on land use in Europe between 2006 which highlights the “high degree of biodiversity destruction” in Spain.

United Nations The United Nations has designated May 22nd as the International Day for Biological Diversity to raise awareness of the issue and draw attention to the Convention on Biological Diversity, a legallybinding treaty signed at the Earth Summit in 1992 and now ratified by all UN member states – including Spain – except the United States, Andorra and South Sudan.

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URING the month of May, Specsavers Santa Ponça and Calvia Lions Club are running ‘Recycle for Sight Month’, a campaign to collect unwanted glasses across their local schools. The Lions Club is best known for fighting blindness worldwide and sends around 70,000 pairs of glasses to the Third World each year, every one donated and hand selected for specific people in need. They also help local Spanish residents in need through various fundraising events and projects. The collaboration between Specsavers Santa Ponça and the Lions Club started during the Christmas period last year

CHARITABLE: Specsavers and the Lions Club are running a ‘Recyle for Sight Month’ in May.

and they have already donated more than 100 pairs of glasses.

They were also able to help closer to home by supporting a local lady unable to afford

glasses to help her see better. Sandra Aertken, President of the Lions Club Palma de Mallorca, commented: “I would like to thank Specsavers for this support. “The lady we were able to help is so happy with her new glasses and we couldn’t have done it without their help. We look forward to continuing our collaboration.” Specsavers Store Director Martin Blake explains: “We were looking for a local charity that helps with eyesight in some way, so the Lions club

Ask the Optician How does my diet affect my eyes? By Andrés Román Romero from Specsavers Opticas Santa Ponça THE saying “You are what you eat” applies to so many areas of our health and wellbeing and it can even help protect your eyes. This month I wanted to deal with this important topic and offer advice on foods for good vision. Q. How can my diet help my eyes? A. Research conducted by America’s National Institutes of Health found that a type of antioxidant known as carotenoids may protect against macular degeneration and revealed that people eating the highest amounts of carotenoids have a 43 per cent lower risk of developing macular degeneration. Studies have also shown that people with higher than average intakes of antioxidants –

beta-carotene, lutein and vitamins C and E – also appear to have a reduced risk of developing cataracts. What are the best foods to eat for my eyes? Carrots – It’s true that these can help you see in the dark as they are high in betacarotene, which the body can convert to vitamin A and lead to better night-vision. Dark green leafy vegetables contain beta-carotene and vitamin C which can help slow cataract progression. Peppers contain lutein that scientists believe protects the sensitive retina from light-induced oxidation damage and may be responsible for reversing macular degeneration in very early stages.

CARROTS: Good for night vision. Sardines and Nuts contain Zinc and vitamin E. Zinc is beneficial for wound healing and maintaining the immune system. Studies suggest that vitamin E can protect against cataracts.

Specsavers Opticas is currently offering free eye tests. To make an appointment or find your nearest store visit www.specsavers.es.

was the perfect choice. “We have already been collecting customers’ old spectacles for the Lions to distribute to Africa, so we are proud to continue this aid by confirming our ongoing support for them during 2013. “Please drop in your glasses to the store, every pair really helps.” Donations of glasses can be dropped off at Specsavers Opticas Santa Ponça in Avenida Rei Jaume 1, 117.

For more information call 871 964 331. For more information about Calvia Lions Club visit www.lionsmallorca.org.


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“Balears tiene la sanidad más barata de España, no hacía falta tanto recorte”  Médicos y pacientes critican con dureza que

se deje sin asistencia sanitaria a colectivos vulnerables como es el caso de los inmigrantes CLUB DIARIO DE MALLORCA

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“Se ha dado un petardazo a un modelo sanitario que costó muchos años constituir”

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Luces y sombras sobre la reforma del sistema sanitario

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Conferencia sobre los recortes en la sanidad pública. Miércoles, 22 de Mayo de 2013, 19:00 horas. Club Diario de Mallorca. C/ Puerto Rico 15. Entrada libre

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“Es discutible que se mejore la eficiencia cuando en Balears tenemos una sanidad a 1.194 euros por persona y año”

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La asistencia sanitaria en Balears cuesta unos . euros anuales por persona. Esta cifra es calificada por los profesionales como de las más barata de España y por ello consideran que muchos de los recortes dictaminados por el Gobierno central en la sanidad pública no tenían mucha razón de ser. De esta forma lo expresaron ayer algunos facultativos en el debate organizado por el Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Balears y celebrado en el Club Diario de Mallorca.

JAUME ORFILA MEDICO Y ESPECIALISTA EN GESTIÓN SANITARIA

“La sanidad es un derecho universal y se debe atender a cualquier persona” JOSEP ESTELRICH MÉDICO DE FAMILIA

“Nosotros defendemos el copago bajando impuestos” MANUELA DE LA VEGA PRESIDENTA ALCER Y ADIBA

ORGULLOSOS DE APOYAR UNA BUENA CAUSA que ayudaron está muy feliz con sus nuevas gafas y nosotros no podríamos haberlo hecho sin su ayuda. Esperamos poder continuar colaborando juntos.” El director de la óptica, Martin Blake, explica: “estábamos buscando una causa benéfica con la que poder colaborar con la salud visual de algún modo, así que el Club de Leones era la elección perfecta.” “Ya hemos estado recolectando gafas en desuso de nuestros clientes para que el Club de Leones pudiera enviarlas a África, así que estamos muy orgullosos de poner continuar con esta ayuda durante 2013. Desde aquí hago un llamamiento para que cualquiera que quiera sumarse a esta causa y colaborar deje sus gafas viejas en nuestra óptica, cada par de gafas es ciertamente una gran ayuda.” Las donaciones de gafas pueden hacerse en Specsavers Opticas Santa Ponça en Avda. Rei Jaume 1, 117. Para más información llame al 871 964 331. Para saber más sobre el Club de Leones Calvià visite www.lionsmallorca.org

Durante el mes de mayo, Specsavers Santa Ponça y el Club de Leones de Calvià están llevando a cabo en los colegios locales una campaña de recogida de gafas en desuso para enviarlas al Tercer Mundo. El Club de Leones es conocido por su lucha contra la ceguera en todo el mundo y envía alrededor de 70.000 pares de gafas a países necesitados cada año; todas estas gafas han sido donadas y seleccionadas, una a una, teniendo en cuenta las diferentes necesidades de cada receptor. También ayudan a personas necesitadas en España a través de diversos eventos y proyectos de recaudación de fondos. Specsavers Santa Ponça comenzó a colaborar en este sentido con el Club de Leones durante las Navidades del pasado año y ya han donado más de 100 pares de gafas. También han colaborado más cerca de casa, ayudando a una vecina que no podía permitirse el lujo de comprarse unas gafas nuevas. Sandra Aertken, presidenta del Club de Leones de Palma de Mallorca comentó “me gustaría agradecer a Specsavers su apoyo. La señora a la ®

García, De la Vega, Bennàssar, Orfila y Estelrich durante el debate de ayer en el Club. MIQUEL MASSUTÍ

Jaume Orfila, médico internista y experto en gestión sanitaria, calificó de “discutible” la eficiencia que consiguen en las islas las medidas impuestas por el Gobierno central, que entre otras cosas, suprimen la asistencia sanitaria a las personas sin tarjeta. “El Real Decreto se ha hecho sin consenso de los profesionales y los grupos políticos. En el caso de Balears, con un coste . euros por persona y año, las mejoras de eficiencia son discutibles. Creo que ha sido positivo por el gasto farmacéutico”, apuntó Orfila. El facultativo criticó que no se aprovechara para modificar los fondos de cohesión que pueden mejorar la financiación sanitaria. Por su parte, el doctor Nacho García, representante de la So-

ciedad Balear de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria (SBMFIC), afirmó: “Se ha dado un petardazo a un sistema que nos ha costado muchos años conseguir. Se debía haber abordado el turismo sanitario y estamos a favor de mejorar la eficiencia, pero con un coste de . euros por persona y año en Balears no se puede dejar a personas abocadas únicamente a acudir a urgencias. Se puede crear un problema de salud pública”. El debate estuvo moderado por el presidente del Colegio de Médicos de Balears, Antoni Bennàssar, y contó con la presencia de Manuela de la Vega, presidenta de las asociaciones de pacientes ALCER y ADIBA. De la Vega defendió el copago bajando los im-

puestos y criticó el “despilfarro” de medicamentos. Por ello propuso las monodosis. El médico de familia Josep Estelrich recordó que se hace muy difícil “prestar una sanidad de calidad por debajo de los . euros por persona y año. La sanidad es un derecho universal y cuando están aquí debe ser atendido todo el mundo”, afirmó. Desde el público algunos profesionales sanitarios criticaron que se haya culpado a los médicos y enfermeras del hospital de Inca por la muerte del inmigrante senegalés: “Se han exigido responsabilidades profesionales cuando deberían pedirse responsabilidades políticas”, afirmó una sanitaria. La conselleria de Salud se negó a asistir al debate de ayer.


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HELP advises patients at Denia Hospital The HELP team at Denia Hospital have been involved with a number of cases where operations have been cancelled. This has normally happened where phone contact details are not correct, or when the patient has not been available at the date scheduled for the operation. HELP are urging patients to check that their contact details are correct when an operation is scheduled. Also if a patient knows that they are going to be away at any time, the doctor should be advised of the dates of absence when the patient is put on the operation waiting list. In normal circumstances, however, once a patient has been included on the list for an operation the hospital expect people to be available. Should anybody need any clarification they can contact the HELP desk at the hospital, between 10am and 1.30pm (Monday to Friday) on 96 642 9346.

Harmony and well-being

I can see clearly now the glare has gone! A FEW lucky taxi drivers have been given free Polaroid sunglasses by Specsavers Opticas in Javea and Calpe to enable them to see clearer in the bright summer sunshine. Polarised lenses are high-tech and eliminate 99.9% of horizontal glare, filtering out 100% of UV light. This clever technology improves vision and comfort in bright light - ideal for daytime driving.

Mike Stone, Store Director of both Specsavers Opticas Javea and Calpe said: “Polarised lenses are the best thing for driving all year round in Spain to reduce glare. We thought we’d support our local taxi drivers who work so hard for the community and tourists by giving them Polaroid sunglasses, as they make a big difference when driving.” Taxi driver Pedro Garcia

commented: “I am very happy with my new Polaroid sunglasses. I have never had polarised lenses before, but would never change back to normal sunglasses now. Even in bright sunshine I now rarely need to use my sun visor when driving.” Specsavers Opticas supplies sunglasses with polarised lenses. There are five stores on the Costa Blanca, visit www.specsavers.es to find the branch nearest to you.

By Jack Troughton A DEMONSTRATION of Taoist Tai Chi is being given on Sunday morning (28th April) at the Arenal Beach, Javea, at 11am. Members of the international Taoist Tai Chi Association will show the sequences of slow harmonious movements – designed to improve health in a natural way and maintain physical, mental and spiritual well-being – at the newly opened ‘Passeig Tenista David Ferrer’, near Mas y Mas Supermarket. As well as a physical exercise, Tai Chi is also a meditation in movement and suitable for people of any age and physical condition. Practicing the eastern art improves breathing and circulation, strengthens muscles and bones, helps balance and coordination, and fights the stress and tiredness of daily life. Weekly Tai Chi classes are held in Javea throughout the year. Anyone interested in joining can call 649 161 290 or visit the website spain@taoist.org


Out & About

HELP Murcia Mar Menor The Friendship Group of HELP Murcia Mar Menor will be holding the following events. Please feel free to come and join us. You don't have to be a member of HELP MMM. May 3: We meet at the Golf Deluxe on the road to Torre Pacheco at 11am for mini-golf

and then lunch. May 31: Stand-up bingo at La Zona bar, Los Alcazares at 11.30am for 12 midday. Games are 50 cents a go. There will be vouchers given as prizes. Ring Doreen Sykes on 637 920 882 or Janice Clark on 96 813 4355 if you are interested in attending.

UFO and World Mysteries Discussion Group Our meeting will now be held on May 3, 10.30 for 11am. The presentation will be on UFO sightings over the last few years. Venue: Jeanine's house and not the Javea Social Club/centre.

There will be a bring-a-plate lunch afterwards. Please let her know if you will be attending via email to mbufoconnect@gmail. com or phone 96 579 5148 for info and directions.

The Spiritualist Church, Quesada Meets at The Dojo, Avda de las Naciones, Quesada. Sunday Service at 11.30am, Tuesday Evening of Mediumship at 7.30pm. Every Thursday there is an Open Circle where you can develop your skills at 7.30pm. Spiritual healing every Sunday and Tuesday after the service. Sammy Fitzsimmons will take the Divine Service with Mediumship on May 5. On May 7 there will be an Evening of Mediumship with Morag Bullock. Wendy 96 532 3028. www.spiritualistchurchquesada.com

CBMW's Walk Schedule Saturday May 4: a) Rates circuit and summit. Moderately strenuous, some rough terrain. 12 kms, 5 hrs, 550m ascent. No dogs. Peter 620 319 797. b) Castell de Castells south. Strenuous, some rough terrain. 17 kms, 6 hrs, 600m ascent. No dogs. Alan 965 583 637. Wednesday May 8: a) Tollos. Moderate, mostly good tracks. 14 kms, 5 hrs, 350m ascent. Dogs on leads at rear. Peter 619 490 401. b) Hidden Drover flower

valleys. NOTE LATER START 10.30am. Moderate. 12 kms, 4 hrs, 350m ascent. No dogs. Dick 96 280 7083. c) Two summits of Montgo. Very strenuous, some rough terrain, scrambling and exposure. 12 kms, 6 hrs, 800m ascent. No dogs. Geoff 696 032 882. Walks depart promptly at 10am unless otherwise noted. The rules and guidelines for walking are given on www.cbmwalkers.org

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Quiz night success On April 19, over 80 volunteers and guests of HELP of Denia and Marina Alta attended a quiz night at Los Leones restaurant in Moraira. Having had a very nice meal, it was on with the action. First a picture round, followed by Bingo and then the very entertaining quiz. Some one-and-half hours of intense brainwork saw the Careline Theatre team emerge with a very comfortable win, some 10 points clear of the rest. Thanks were given to the

Careline Theatre team winners (l-r) Neil Carter, Marian Carter, Kaye Stubley, Candy Wright, John Cruhenden, Andy Crabb, Sonia Crabb

quizmaster and his able assistant, Malcolm and Jean Bunn, and to event organiser for HELP Gail

Horler, who can be very satisfied with an overall profit of over 500€ for HELP funds.

A Night with Gilbert & Sullivan Calpe Gilbert & Sullivan Society are presenting A Night With Gilbert & Sullivan at the Casa de la Cultura in Benissa on May 9 and 10 at 8pm. Tickets are 12€ and can be reserved on 96 648 0300 or 696 514 613, or bought from Margaret and Elena's Card Shop on Avenida Gabriel Miro 16, Calpe. The concert is in aid of Cáritas of Benissa, who are helping feed the poor of Benissa. Advertorial

I Can See Clearly Now the Glare Has Gone A few lucky taxi drivers have been given free Polaroid sunglasses by Specsavers Opticas in Javea and Calpe; this will enable them to see clearer in the bright summer sunshine. Polarised lenses are hightech lenses that eliminate 99.9% of horizontal glare and filter out 100% of UV light. This clever technology improves vision and comfort in bright light, ideal for driving in the day. Mike Stone, Store Director of both Specsavers Opticas Javea and Calpe said; "polarised lenses are the best thing for driving all year round in Spain to reduce glare. We thought we'd support our local taxi drivers who work so hard for the community and tourists by giving them Polaroid sunglasses, as they make a big difference when driving."

Taxi driver Pedro Garcia commented "I am very happy with my new Polaroid sunglasses. I have never had polarised lenses before, but would never change back to normal sunglasses now. Even in bright sunshine I now rarely need to

use my sun visor when driving" Specsavers Opticas can supply sunglasses with polarised lenses. There are five stores on the Costa Blanca, visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest.

Local taxi driver Francisco Lopez receives his free Polaroid prescription sunglasses from Lab Manager Pili Castillejo Juan


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News

BENIDORM EDITION

CoastRider - Edition 004 - April 24th 2013

www.coastrider.net

Four weeks in and we’re the top choice! Where to get your copy of The CoastRider and Cool FM, our media partner in the Benidorm area, would like to thank you all for your great comments and feedback during the first three editions of The CoastRider Benidorm! After many months of planning and behind the scenes preparation, the first three editions have been snapped up as quickly as we could deliver them! With an initial print run of 10,000 copies and more than 100 pickup points, the CoastRider is already the

most widely distributed local freesheet in Benidorm centre - what a great start! Many people were spotted on bar and restaurant terraces across the resort and neighbouring villages and towns reading their copy of the Benidorm CoastRider! Facebook comments, emails and feedback have been excellent! We want The Coastrider to grow with your help, so please feel free to contact The Coastrider or Cool FM and tell us what you like or what you would like

Sue Horey told us, “I must tell you that I only discovered the CoastRider a couple of weeks ago at El Cisne, the Antiques Centre at Benidorm and must say I was very impressed with the content and am even happier that it is being left there every week.” Elaine Mitchell, of the U3A Marina Baixa said, “The Coastrider is being very much talked about in our area - thank you, it is an excellent paper.” Jon and Ann Grace who are on holiday from the UK for a week told us, “It’s lovely to learn a bit about the place we’re staying in, the local news and events – we love it!” Leo and Tommy, two Dublin friends looking for work in Benidorm for the summer season said “The map has really helped us find our way around and we enjoyed reading the news too – it’s free, which is great for us!” Anne Bridges, who lives in Altea, told us, “I have friends in Torrevieja and visit often, so I knew of the CoastRider before now. However, it’s nice to have a paper with a local focus. My husband would like to see more sport perhaps?” (We’re working on that Anne. – Ed.) The CoastRider was picked up by the director of the Benidorm TV series, currently being filmed on location in the town (See photo). Tad from Yorkshire Pride said, “Love the new paper quality print and read.” Ray, the manager of Secret Fountain and Corner Marina Hotel Complex told us, “I really like it - fresh look and good information.” Levis Showboat said, “Love it! Looks like you have got it right!” Jane from the New Life Pub said copies were snapped up, saying “Looks great - really like it and so do my customers!”

more of, or any issues you feel we could help with. If you would like to promote your business or event please contact us via the details on the left hand side of page 2. This week, we took to the streets to see what readers in Benidorm and surrounding areas thought about the newest paper in town. The feedback was incredibly positive and we are delighted that our hard work is being recognized locally.

Vikki from Hepburns Hair nail and beauty salon told us that the CoastRider’s first edition was “fantastic - just what we need; a weekly Benidorm area newspaper.” Euroglaze said “Great to have a new paper in the area where we can promote our business.” A holiday maker in Benidorm from Torrevieja told our delivery driver, “We noticed the name from the southern edition and had to pick it up to see if it was the same great read and it was! Good luck to CoastRider and cool fm!” Carol, a local expat staying at a Benidorm campsite summed it up – “What a bloody good read!” The Little Belfast Bar said, “Already many new and current customers have said ‘hey I saw your advert in that new paper’, proving sometimes you have to invest in advertising.” Gill’s Rumba Fitness said, “From the very first day of my advert in the CoastRider Benidorm edition, I got telephone calls asking about my fitness classes and times. I also noticed more friend requests on facebook asking for information which I can only assume is down to my new publicity in the CoastRider.” Easyhire mobilty scooter rentals said, “Yes we have seen the paper everywhere, and we will consider promoting our business because the distribution area and number of copies is suitable.” The Indoor market at Rincon de Loix said “All of our stall holders decided it would be great to have a full page so our customers know where to find us and our offers” Beniconnect airport transfers and trips said, “We love the paper and hope to work long term with the CoastRider to keep our customers and potential customers informed of our latest news and offers. We are even going to put copies on the transfer coaches so that holidaymakers read the CoastRider on arrival.”

the CoastRider Benidorm BENIDORM

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Gascon Luz Albir Colonial Haco Muebles A1 Home 600m2 Rastro Yorkshire Linen

LA NUCIA Supa Value Supermarket Mas y Mas Cheap Tyres

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LA MARINA Brico King Iceland Carrefour

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Music Shop Ex Pats Mini Mart Liberty Seguros 2nd Chance Charity El Canto Paper Shop El Nui Bar Robins Nest Bar Cien Porcien Chocolat OPI Property Yoley Paper Shop Tourist Info Dr. Karel Hagemans Mendosa Supermarket Imagine Hair Forum Marie Nostrum Ibex Insurance Altana Toldos Clinica Dental Charity Shop Vets Camping Almafra

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Camping Benisol El Cisne Camping Villamar

Summer Camp 2013 I Can See Clearly Now s e r v i c e s , Benidorm’s Youth supervising staff, Council announced a nurse and this week that excellent toilet and registration for the shower facilities. town’s summer Not only that, camp-out is now but the campsite open. This year, boasts a swimming the trip is being pool and sports held in Navalon in facilities. Valencia and costs The Councillor €280. Benidorm’s Councillor Martinez added that she Councillor for Youth announced details of has organized Marie Carmen the camping trip a meeting Martinez said that the camping trip will bring the town’s with parents, to be held in the youngsters to a beautiful pine forest Auditorium of the Casa del Fester at the top of Rambla de las Arenas, on Wednesday, June 26 at 8.30pm 792 metres above sea level in the to answer any questions from parents before the trip commences. heart of a lush, mountainous area. For more information and The camping trip is specifically for young people aged between registration, parents can visit the eight and 16 years of age, and takes Youth Information Centre, where they will need to fill out an application place during the first week of July. Councillor Martinez assured form and provide a photocopy of parents that the camping facility is the Child’s SIP (health) card and very well equipped with catering passport size photograph.

the Glare Has Gone

A few lucky taxi drivers have been given free Polaroid sunglasses by Specsavers Opticas in Javea

and Calpe; this will enable them to see clearer in the bright summer sunshine.

Mendosa Supermarket Cancer Research Albir Gons Hotel Winning Post Bar Total Post J.P. Shevlins Bar LPD Alfaz Viages Ernas Boutique Villa Altea Family Medical Centre Claire’s Nails Tobaccos Caspers Bar Chicken Shop Sharkeys Carolines Cards Cavalier Bar IT Express Commun Hepburns Bar Halo Hair Shapes Hairdressing Lills Lounge Kasbrane Bar La Riviera Rest Noggy Shielas Oasis Bar 2nd Chance Charity Mail Boxes ETC Olas Bar Kactos Hotel Punto 24hr Shop Cats Whiskers Aussies Bar Camping Cap Blanc Heartbreak Bar Ritz Café Consum Round Town Travel Quicksave Albir Playa Hotel Haweli Indian Restaurant The Wok Super Cont Supermarket

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Polarised lenses are high-tech lenses that eliminate 99.9% of horizontal glare and filter out 100% of UV light. This clever technology improves vision and comfort in bright light, ideal for driving in the day. Mike Stone, Store Director of both Specsavers Opticas Javea and Calpe said; “polarised lenses are the best thing for driving all year round in Spain to reduce glare. We thought we’d support our local taxi drivers who work so hard for the community and tourists by giving them Polaroid sunglasses, as they make a big difference when driving.” Taxi driver Pedro Garcia commented “I am very happy with my new Polaroid sunglasses. I have never had polarised lenses before, but would never change back to normal sunglasses now. Even in bright sunshine I now rarely need to use my sun visor when driving” Specsavers Opticas can supply sunglasses with polarised lenses. There are five stores on the Costa Blanca, visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest.


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Black is back Alex Watkins Most expats who have worked in Spain have at some point done so 'on the black' - i.e. without a contract or paying social security. I can't offer you any concrete statistics to back that up but will stand by my personal experience of having known enough examples over the past 15 years to claim that this is almost certainly the case. Obviously it is a fairly difficult situation to quantify, as being on the black means there are no official records to base statistics on. However, the CC OO and UGT unions claimed this week they have managed to calculate that in Alicante province almost 18% of workers, 112,700 people, are employed off the books. So whose fault is this? Are the employers exploiting their staff or are the workers dodging tax? Clearly there are examples of both. Legally acquired wages have tax and social security taken out of them at the source so employees only ever see what is left (about 75-80% for an average wage). Is this difference between

gross and net salary really so much to compensate for what they miss out on? The most significant factor for expats is entitlement to healthcare, which those below legal retirement age must be paying social security to receive. Just try to afford private healthcare on top of rent (which more often than not is also being paid to a landlord who is not letting legally and paying tax on that) when you are taking home an average of less than €1,000 per month in the hostelry, agriculture or industry sectors that employ the vast majority of immigrants in Alicante province. The next biggest detriment is that they will not be able to claim unemployment benefit, which, in an increasingly seasonal economy, is a big problem as work is extremely scarce for at least six months of the year. Add to this that they make no pension contributions (ironically when most of the customers they deal with are pensioners), and cannot argue if they have to work for below the minimum wage or for unreasonably long hours without a break or in dangerous conditions. All in all it's pretty poor compensation for at best a couple of hundred extra euros per month. Most importantly, if they need work then more often

than not there are not enough legal jobs available to have the choice to turn down work without a contract. There are relatively few inspections and when they do show up they are usually spotted quickly enough for most of a restaurant's waiting staff to be ushered out the back door to pretend to be customers in a nearby bar until the inspectors have gone. From the employers' point of view, inevitably the losers are those who try to do things legally. Small businesses especially struggle to make enough all year round to keep up with comparatively high social security payments for themselves and anyone else they employ. Once you take into account rent of a unit, tax on that rent, public liability insurance, opening licences, social security for self-employment (autónomo) and VAT (IVA) on sales, amongst others; a business has to be making quite a significant profit to leave anything for budding entrepreneurs to live on. Legal businesses are hampered by a wealth of unfair competition that pays none of these, so can undercut them on price and still make more profit, thus stifling the market, starving the indebted government of tax income and preventing the creation of jobs that this country desper-

Advertorial

I Can See Clearly Now the Glare Has Gone A few lucky taxi drivers have been given free Polaroid sunglasses by Specsavers Opticas in Javea and Calpe; this will enable them to see clearer in the bright summer sunshine. Polarised lenses are hightech lenses that eliminate 99.9% of horizontal glare and filter out 100% of UV light. This clever technology improves vision and comfort in bright light, ideal for driving in the day. Mike Stone, Store Director of both Specsavers Opticas Javea and Calpe said; "polarised lenses are the best thing for driving all year round in Spain to reduce glare. We thought we'd support our local taxi drivers who work so hard for the community and tourists by giving them Polaroid sunglasses, as they make a big difference when driving."

Taxi driver Pedro Garcia commented "I am very happy with my new Polaroid sunglasses. I have never had polarised lenses before, but would never change back to normal sunglasses now. Even in bright sunshine I now rarely need to

use my sun visor when driving" Specsavers Opticas can supply sunglasses with polarised lenses. There are five stores on the Costa Blanca, visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest.

Local taxi driver Francisco Lopez receives his free Polaroid prescription sunglasses from Lab Manager Pili Castillejo Juan

ately needs. What's more, customers have no legal recourse in the face of shoddy service, faulty products or if they have an accident on the premises. Most of the time at best, employers can afford to give staff a contract that only reflects a tiny proportion of the hours they actually work. This is better than nothing but the staff would have to work for about 80 years to be entitled to a state pension. As small businesses are seen as the motor of any successful national economy, there seem to be two principal problems: that it is prohibitively expensive to operate completely legally and still make a living; and that there are not enough inspections to

force more to play by the rules. A few concessions such as the labour reform making it cheaper to sack workers if the business is not profitable and occasional tax breaks to hire people who are registered as unemployed just won't make enough of a difference. Unfortunately the end result of this is that everybody loses - government, employers and employees. Given that studies consistently demonstrate that money invested in cracking down on tax evasion is extremely profitable, would if be naïve to suggest that this would be a better long-term strategy than just cutting €16,000 million from healthcare and education?

The calm before the storm

Tom Cain Last week the leader of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, said publicly that taxes would not be increased as part of a new round of financial adjustments that were imminent. By the Friday this turned out to be yet another lie after his deputy Soraya Sáez de Santamaría specified that 'no big taxes' would be affected. What she meant was that a new tax for environmental certificates was to be introduced and the tax on bank deposits was to be increased along with 'modifications' to special taxes such as alcohol, tobacco, fuel and so on. To top it all, Sr Rajoy's lie was compounded by the fact that the IRPF personal income tax hike for this year will not be reduced in 2014 as previously promised. Seeing as Sr Rajoy wouldn't recognise a promise even if one jumped out on him I have been left wondering about the situation regarding the controversial asset declaration. With the April 30 deadline for making the declaration well and truly past I think I can safely assume that a lot of people have not filed form 720 and this being the case how long will it be before the taxman starts sending out letters demanding extortionate fines? Seeing as the declaration is for information

purposes only, will the taxman be scrutinising each declaration, intent on finding a mistake that can be fined? It seems to me that the whole purpose of forcing people to make the declaration is to make money. Why would the government want reams of extra paperwork unless it intended to make economic use out of them and what will be considered as an error? Will it be a spelling mistake, a wrongly written account number or as I have been assured just the omission of relevant details. Given that the people who work in the tax office are at best jobsworths and at worst downright rude, how much leeway will somebody have to rectify any errors or will they just be fined and to hell with it? Hundreds if not thousands of expats are worried about the fallout from this but as yet the State has done nothing to allay their fears or address their concerns. Coverage of the asset declaration decree in the Spanish media has been almost non-existent which has left me to wonder why. According to the government it applies to everyone with assets outside of Spain but with only an estimated two per cent of Spaniards holding assets abroad it will be the country's expat population that gets hit the hardest. Is this the calm before the storm or are we being paranoid because after all Sr Rajoy has promised that the asset declaration is for 'information purposes' only.


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Smokers at risk from sight loss A LOCAL optician is warning smokers of the risks that the habit poses to their vision. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss for people over the age of 55 in the western world. AMD is a degenerative retinal eye disease that causes progressive loss of central vision. AMD affects the macula - the part of the retina responsible for clear vision needed for daily activities such as reading or driving. According to the World Health Organisation the only established modifiable risk factor is smoking. People who smoke more than double their risk of developing AMD yet this is not widely known. 'Awareness of blindness from smoking is worryingly low', Amrik Sappal from Specsavers Opticas in Fuengirola explains; 'When you inhale a cigarette, approximately 4,000 chemicals such as nicotine, tar, arsenic and ammonia enter your bloodstream and travel throughout your body. Many of these are poisonous to the delicate tis-

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A LOCAL optician is warning smokers of the risks that the habit poses to their vision. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss for people over the age of 55 in the western world. AMD is a degenerative retinal eye disease that causes progressive loss of central vision. AMD affects the macula – the part of the retina responsible for clear vision needed for daily activities such as reading or driving.1 According to the World Health Organisation the only established modifiable risk factor is smoking. People who smoke more than double their risk of developing AMD yet this is not widely known. ‘Awareness of blindness from smoking is worryingly low’, Colin Evans from Specsavers Opticas in Torrevieja explains; ‘When you inhale a cigarette, approximately 4,000 chemicals such as nicotine, tar, arsenic and ammonia enter your bloodstream and travel throughout your body. Many of these are poisonous to the delicate tissues of the eye, damaging the macula and ultimately leading to loss of vision.’ Mr. Evans warns: ‘As well as the early onset of AMD, smokers also have a higher likelihood of developing cataracts, a common causes of blindness and visual impairment. In addition, tobacco

smoking can lead to damage of the optic nerve, causing further vision impairment.’ In January 2012, just a year after the smoking ban came into force in Spain the National Committee for the Prevention of Tobacco (CNPT) and the Commission for the Tobacco Market estimated that 600,000 Spanish individuals had given up smoking and estimated that the consumption of tobacco in Spain fell by 17% as a result. Mr. Evans says: ‘This is excellent news for the nation’s health and eye sight. Other countries that have adopted the smoking ban have seen really positive health benefits as a result and it is hoped that this trend will continue in Spain. In 2010 the BBC reported that the number of emergency hospital admissions for heart attacks in England has fallen since the smoking ban was introduced three years ago, saving the NHS almost £8.5 million a year.’ Specsavers Opticas expects to see similar health benefits following the smoking ban in Spain and is encouraging smokers to take a positive step in safeguarding their eye sight by giving up. If a smoker has concerns, a thorough eye test can identify whether their eyes have any of the signs of AMD. Visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest Specsavers and book a free eye test.

Researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have developed a platform for treating Parkinson patients from their own home, by providing cognitive stimulation exercises through the Digital Terrestrial Television network. This tool, known as “EsCoTDT”, would mean that 115,500 patients with Parkinson's in Spain could benefit from treatment through the cognitive stimulation therapy at any time without having to leave the house, attend appointments, or have their normal day to day activities interrupted, and would also offer a considerable reduction in costs to health care service providers. Doctor Rafael Matesanz, director of the Spanish transplant organisation, ONT, has played down the announcement of half a million euro of cuts to his department, saying that the funding reduction from the Spanish government would not directly affect patients who require transplant operations. But he acknowledged that no public funded sector can avoid the funding axe, stating that “What has declined is an important grant for the training of professionals. But we have seen that with the availability we have, we can continue what we were doing well so far”, explaining that instead of running 20 training programs, the association will simply on ly offer 18 places in the future.


CoastRider - Edition 003 - April 17th 2013

MUSIC NEWS Phil Daniels teamed up with Blur when they transported revellers back to the 90’s at the Coachella festival in California on Friday. Blur followed acts such as Modest Mouse and Yeah Yeah Yeah on-stage with hits from the British 90’s including ‘Girls & Boys’, ‘There’s No Other way’ and ‘Song 2’. Actor Phil Daniels also made the trip with the band to perform their legendary song ‘Parklife’. The Stone Roses the hit the stage with more great British music on the first night of the festival, with ‘Fools Gold’ and ‘I Wanna Be Adored’. Opera-Rock legend Meatloaf burst into tears live on-stage Wednesday night as he said farewell to fans and thanked them for the support over the years.

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A LOCAL optician is warning smokers of the risks that the habit poses to their vision. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss for people over the age of 55 in the western world. AMD is a degenerative retinal eye disease that causes progressive loss of central vision. AMD affects the macula - the part of the retina responsible for clear vision needed for daily activities such as reading or driving.* According to the World Health Organisation the only established modifiable risk factor is smoking. People who smoke more than double their risk of developing AMD yet this is not widely known. * “Awareness of blindness from smoking is worryingly low”, Colin Evans from Specsavers Opticas in Torrevieja explains; “When you inhale a cigarette, approximately 4,000 chemicals such as nicotine, tar, arsenic and ammonia enter your bloodstream and travel throughout your body. Many of these are poisonous to the delicate tissues of the eye, damaging the macula and ultimately leading to loss of vision”. Mr. Evans warns: “As well as the early onset of AMD, smokers also

Meatloaf’s finale show will be in Cardiff on 21st April

The 65 year old rocker declared his ‘Last at Bat Trek’ will be his last tour as he played his last ever London date at the O2 Arena. He also thanked all those who bought his classic ‘Bat out of Hell’ album as it soared up to No 9 in the UK Album Charts; Meatloaf played the whole album during the second half of his show.

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‘Gangnam Style’ hit-maker Psy is back! And has just unveiled his brand new sequel to the on-line hit that made No 1 in the summer of 2012, but will lightning strike twice for the South Korean K-Pop star? The singer released a new video to his new song ‘Gentleman’ online on Sunday and it is set to go viral, just like ‘Gangnam Style’, which has now notched up a massive 1.5 Billion views on YouTube. Psy has said before he would try it again just to see what would happen, and there is a 30% chance it could flop, but no harm in trying. Psy’s new single was already at 19 million views by Sunday evening.

have a higher likelihood of developing cataracts, a common causes of blindness and visual impairment. In addition, tobacco smoking can lead to damage of the optic nerve, causing further vision impairment.” In January 2012, just a year after the smoking ban came into force in Spain the National Committee for the Prevention of Tobacco (CNPT) and the Commission for the Tobacco Market estimated that 600,000 Spanish individuals had given up smoking and estimated that the consumption of tobacco in Spain fell by 17% as a result. Mr. Evans says: “This is excellent news for the nation’s health and eye sight. Other countries that have adopted the smoking ban have seen really positive health benefits as a result and it is hoped that this

trend will continue in Spain. In 2010 the BBC reported that the number of emergency hospital admissions for heart attacks in England has fallen since the smoking ban was introduced three years ago, saving the NHS almost £8.5 million a year.” Specsavers Opticas expects to see similar health benefits following the smoking ban in Spain and is encouraging smokers to take a positive step in safeguarding their eye sight by giving up. If a smoker has concerns, a thorough eye test can identify whether their eyes have any of the signs of AMD. Visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest Specsavers and book a free eye test. * European Campaign on Smoking and Blindness, Position Paper, May 2006 AMD Alliance International

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Smokers at risk from sight loss A LOCAL optician is warning smokers of the risks that the habit poses to their vision. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss for people over the age of 55 in the western world. AMD is a degenerative retinal eye disease that causes progressive loss of central vision. AMD affects the macula - the part of the retina responsible for clear vision needed for daily activities such as reading or driving. According to the World Health Organisation the only established modifiable risk factor is smoking. People who smoke more than double their risk of developing AMD yet this is not widely known. 'Awareness of blindness from smoking is worryingly low', Colin Evans from Specsavers Opticas in Torrevieja explains; 'When you inhale a cigarette, approximately 4,000 chemicals such as nicotine, tar, arsenic and ammonia enter your bloodstream and travel throughout your body. Many of these are poisonous to the delicate tissues of the

eye, damaging the macula and ultimately leading to loss of vision.' Mr. Evans warns: 'As well as the early onset of AMD, smokers also have a higher likelihood of developing cataracts, a common causes of blindness and visual impairment. In addition, tobacco smoking can lead to damage of the optic nerve, causing further vision impairment.' In January 2012, just a year after the smoking ban came into force in Spain the National Committee for the Prevention of Tobacco (CNPT) and the Commission for the Tobacco Market estimated that 600,000 Spanish individuals had given up smoking and estimated that the consumption of tobacco in Spain fell by 17% as a result. Mr. Evans says: 'This is excellent news for the nation's health and eye sight. Other countries that have adopted the

smoking ban have seen really positive health benefits as a result and it is hoped that this trend will continue in Spain. In 2010 the BBC reported that the number of emergency hospital admissions for heart attacks in England has fallen since the smoking ban was introduced three years ago, saving the NHS almost £8.5 million a year.' Specsavers Opticas expects to see similar health benefits following the smoking ban in Spain and is encouraging smokers to take a positive step in safeguarding their eye sight by giving up. If a smoker has concerns, a thorough eye test can identify whether their eyes have any of the signs of AMD. Visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest Specsavers and book a free eye test.

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Smokers at risk from sight loss A LOCAL optician is warning smokers of the risks that the habit poses to their vision.

AGE-RELATED MACULAR Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss for people over the age of 55 in the western world. AMD is a degenerative retinal eye disease that causes progressive loss of central vision. AMD affects the macula – the part of the retina responsible for clear vision needed for daily activities such as reading or driving. According to the World Health Organisation the only established modifiable risk factor is smoking. People who smoke more than double their risk of developing AMD yet this is not widely known. “Awareness of blindness from smoking is worryingly low,” says Colin Evans from Specsavers Opticas in Torrevieja. “When you inhale a cigarette, approximately 4,000 chemicals such as nicotine, tar, arsenic and ammonia enter your bloodstream and travel

People who smoke more than double their risk of developing AMD

throughout your body. Many of these are poisonous to the delicate tissues of the eye, damaging the macula and ultimately leading to loss of vision.” Mr. Evans warns: “As well as the early onset of AMD, smokers also have a higher likelihood of developing cataracts, a common cause of blindness and visual impairment. In addition, tobacco smoking can lead to damage of the optic nerve, causing further vision impairment.”

In January 2012, just a year after the smoking ban came into force in Spain, the National Committee for the Prevention of Tobacco (CNPT) and the Commission for the Tobacco Market estimated that 600,000 Spanish individuals had given up smoking and estimated that the consumption of tobacco in Spain fell by 17% as a result. Mr. Evans says: “This is excellent news for the nation’s eye health. Other countries that have adopted the smoking ban have seen

really positive health benefits as a result and it is hoped that this trend will continue in Spain.” Specsavers Opticas expect to see similar health benefits following the smoking ban in Spain and is encouraging smokers to take a positive step in safeguarding their eye sight by giving up. If a smoker has concerns, a thorough eye test can identify whether their eyes have any of the signs of AMD. Visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest Specsavers and book a free eye test.

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Los fumadores pueden padecer pérdida de visión DESDE SPECSAVERS ÓPTICAS SE ADVIERTE A LOS FUMADORES DE LOS RIESGOS QUE EL HÁBITO DE FUMAR SUPONE PARA LA VISTA REDACCIÓN

La degeneración macular asociada a la edad (DMAE) es la principal causa de pérdida grave de visión en el mundo occidental en personas mayores de  años. La DMAE es una enfermedad degenerativa de la retina

que causa la pérdida progresiva de la visión central. La DMAE afecta la mácula, la parte de la retina responsable de agudeza visual necesaria para desarrollar actividades diarias como leer o conducir. Según la Organización Mundial de la Salud el único factor de riesgo modificable es dejar de fumar. Las personas que fuman duplican el riesgo de desarrollar DMAE, aunque este hecho es todavía bastante desconocido. Colin Evans de Specsavers Opticas en Torrevieja asegura que «hay un gran desconocimiento sobre los posibles problemas de ceguera oca-

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a tos es un mecanismo de limpieza de las vías aéreas, consistente en la salida violenta del flujo aéreo con un sonido característico. Es un síntoma común en muchas enfermedades de la infancia, en su mayoría leves. Fácilmente identificable, resulta molesta tanto para el niño como para sus padres, y genera una gran preocupación en los que rodean al niño. Existe la idea, un tanto errónea, de que

por sí misma es dañina y ha de ser siempre tratada. En realidad sabemos que la ausencia del reflejo de la tos en niños con enfermedades neuromusculares o problemas respiratorios crónicos puede acarrear graves consecuencias como aspiración de secreciones y la sobreinfección neumónica. Las infecciones víricas de vías altas son la principal causa de la tos, suponen la primera causa de absentismo escolar, afectan a casi todos los niños y generan muchas consultas médicas, sobre todo por su persistencia. Cada uno de estos procesos genera hasta  días de tos y mucosidad, y se repiten en gran número en los primeros cursos de colegio y guardería. El resultado es que el niño «no suelta los mocos en todo el invierno», y las noches con tos son la norma y no la excepción. Es importante que el pediatra excluya mediante la historia clínica y la exploración una serie de enfermedades más graves, que suelen producir, además de tos,

El tabaco también incide sobre la vista. EFE INFORMACIÓN

un deterioro del estado general o de la función respiratoria. En estos casos el tratamiento correcto de la tos será el de la enfermedad que la causa. En la inmensa mayoría de los casos no será requerida ninguna medida farmacológica. Los medicamentos para la tos y los síntomas del resfriado no han demostrado suficientemente su eficacia en adultos.

sionados por el tabaquismo». Evans explica que «cuando se inhala un cigarrillo, alrededor de . productos químicos –nicotina, alquitrán, arsénico y amoniaco– entran en el torrente sanguíneo y viajan por el cuerpo. Muchos de ellos son tóxicos para los delicados tejidos del ojo, dañando la mácula y provocando en última instancia pérdida de la visión». Evans advierte que «así como el inicio precoz de la DMAE, los fumadores también tienen una mayor probabilidad de desarrollar cataratas, una causa común de ceguera y limitaciones visuales. Además, el tabaco puede producir daños en el nervio óptico, causando un deterioro adicional de la visión». En enero de , justo un año después de la prohibición de fumar que entró en vigor en España, el Comité Nacional para la Prevención del Tabaco (CNPT) y la Comisión para el Mercado de Tabacos estimaron que . españoles habían dejado de fumar. En niños pequeños ni siquiera su seguridad, por lo que… Si sabemos que lo que le vamos a mandar no es eficaz, ni podemos asegurar su seguridad, ¿por qué se lo damos a nuestros hijos? No existe el catarro mal curado. En algunas ocasiones, los síntomas catarrales preceden o acompañan a otros procesos más complejos (bronquiolitis en lactantes, crisis de asma, otitis media, sinusitis...). Estos cuadros no son prevenibles ni predecibles, y cursan con otros síntomas además de la tos. Será necesaria una evaluación por el pediatra si hay dificultad respiratoria, intenso decaimiento, si se muestra irritable, persiste más de  días o es menor de  meses. Es normal que un catarro produzca fiebre, pero si además el niño tiene mal estado general, hay que acudir al pediatra. Existen medidas que pueden hacer más confortable al niño esos días de resfriado (dormir algo más incorporado, evitar ambientes muy secos, lavados suaves de la nariz con suero salino (sólo si el niño lo requiere y los tolera), una cucharada de miel en los mayores de  años (ha demostrado ser más eficaz que los antitusivos), y por supuesto evitar de manera absoluta la exposición al humo del tabaco.


SALUD | HEALTH

EXTRACTO | THE RESIDENT Mayo de 2013

Los fumadores corren el riesgo de perder la visión Un oculista local está advirtiendo a los fumadores de los riesgos que el hábito supone para su visión. La degeneración macular asociada a la edad (DMAE) es la principal causa de pérdida grave de visión en personas mayores de 55 años en el mundo occidental. La DMAE es una enfermedad degenerativa de la retina que causa la pérdida progresiva de la visión central. La AMD afecta la mácula - la parte de la retina responsable de la visión clara necesaria para actividades diarias como leer o conducir *. Según la Organización Mundial de la Salud, han establecido que el único factor de riesgo modificable es fumar. Las personas que fuman tienen más del doble de riesgo de desarrollar AMD, algo que todavía no es muy conocido*. "La conciencia de la ceguera a causa de fumar es preocupantemente bajo", Amrik Sappal de Ópticas Specsavers en Fuengirola explica: "Cuando inhalas un cigarrillo, alrededor de 4.000 productos químicos, como nicotina, alquitrán, arsénico y amoniaco entran al flujo sanguíneo y viajan por todo el cuerpo. Muchos de ellos son tóxicos para los tejidos delicados del ojo, dañando la mácula y en última instancia conduciendo a la pérdida de visión”. Sr. Sappal advierte: "Así como el inicio precoz de la DMAE, los fumadores también tienen una mayor probabilidad de desarrollar cataratas, una causa común de la ceguera y la discapacidad visual. Además, el fumar tabaco puede conducir al daño del nervio óptico, que causa un deterioro adicional de la visión”. En enero de 2012, justo un año después de que entró en vigor en España la ley antitabaco, el Comité Nacional para la

Prevención del Tabaco (CNPT) y la Comisión para el Mercado de Tabacos estima que 600.000 personas españolas habían dejado de fumar y se estima que el consumo de tabaco en España se redujo en un 17% como consecuencia. Sr. Sappal dice: "Esta es una excelente noticia para la salud de la nación y su vista. Otros países que han adoptado la ley antitabaco han visto beneficios de salud muy positivos como resultado y se espera que esta tendencia continúe en España. En 2010, la BBC informó que el número de ingresos hospitalarios de emergencia para ataques cardíacos en Inglaterra ha caído desde que la ley antitabaco se introdujo hace tres años, resultando en un ahorro de casi £ 8,5 millones al año al sistema de salud nacional”. Ópticas Specsavers espera ver beneficios de salud similares después del implemento de la ley en España y está animando a los fumadores a dar un paso positivo hacia proteger su vista, dejar de fumar. Si un fumador tiene problemas, un examen de la vista completo puede identificar si sus ojos tienen cualquiera de los síntomas de la DMAE. Visita www. specsavers.es para encontrar tu Specsavers más cercano y hacer una cita para una revisión gratuita. * Campaña Europea sobre el Tabaco y la Ceguera, Documento de Posición, de mayo de 2006 - AMD Alliance International

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Smokers at risk from sight loss A local optician is warning smokers of the risks that the habit poses to their vision. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss for people over the age of 55 in the western world. AMD is a degenerative retinal eye disease that causes progressive loss of central vision. AMD affects the macula – the part of the retina responsible for clear vision needed for daily activities such as reading or driving*. According to the World Health Organisation the only established modifiable risk factor is smoking. People who smoke more than double their risk of developing AMD yet this is not widely known*. ‘Awareness of blindness from smoking is worryingly low’, Amrik Sappal from Specsavers Opticas in Fuengirola explains; ‘When you inhale a cigarette, approximately 4,000 chemicals such as nicotine, tar, arsenic and ammonia enter your bloodstream and travel throughout your body. Many of these are poisonous to the delicate tissues of the

eye, damaging the macula and ultimately leading to loss of vision.’ Mr. Sappal warns: ‘As well as the early onset of AMD, smokers also have a higher likelihood of developing cataracts, a common cause of blindness and visual impairment. In addition, tobacco smoking can lead to damage of the optic nerve, causing further vision impairment.’ In January 2012, just a year after the smoking ban came into force in Spain, the National Committee for the Prevention of Tobacco (CNPT) and the Commission for the Tobacco Market estimated that 600,000 Spanish individuals had given up smoking and estimated that the consumption of tobacco in Spain fell by 17% as a result. Mr Sappal says: ‘This is excellent news for the nation’s health and eyesight. Other countries that have adopted the smoking ban have seen really positive health benefits as a result and it is hoped that this trend will continue in Spain. In 2010 the BBC reported that the number of emergency hospital admissions for heart attacks in England has fallen since the smoking ban was introduced three years ago, saving the NHS almost £8.5 million a year.’ Specsavers Opticas expects to see similar health benefits following the smoking ban in Spain and is encouraging smokers to take a positive step in safeguarding their eyesight by giving up. If a smoker has concerns, a thorough eye test can identify whether their eyes have any of the signs of AMD. Visit www. specsavers.es to find your nearest Specsavers and book a free eye test. *European Campaign on Smoking and Blindness, Position Paper, May 2006 - AMD Alliance International

The Nutritionist

Alkaline Diets Last month I explained the benefits eating a more alkaline diet (have a look at www.theresident.eu). This month, we’re looking at which foods are acidic and which foods are alkaline. Understanding this doesn’t mean cutting out all acidic foods but rather, adjusting the ratio of alkaline to acidic. The ideal ratio is around 80:20. In practical terms, this means having a big salad with your fish or steak, instead of chips (which would be acid + acid) or swapping pasta with wild rice. Drinking a glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon juice can also help. If you are interested in trying some alkaline recipes ‘Honestly Healthy’ by Vicki Edgson is a wonderful alkaline recipe book. JoJo and I also drink Kangen alkaline Water through the day to reduce our acidity. Email us if you would like a free trial.

Claudia Norris Nutritional Therapist Dip(BCNH), MA(Hons) Registered Practitioner with the Nutritional Therapy Council (UK) Mobile: 671 142 969 Claudia@nutritioninspain.com www.nutritioninspain.com


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Allt inom skönhet & hårvård Salong Sano

Salongen på Torre de Andalucia i La Campana, Nueva Andalucia, har allt du behöver för ditt hår och din kropp. I sommar med flexibla öppettider, ringer du för tidsbeställning och det är enkelt att parkera utanför entrén. Sanna är en duktig och erfaren frisör som kan allt inom hårvård. Allt från klippning, färg och hårförlängning till bröllop eller styling för andra festligheter. När Eva gör fotvårdsbehandling sitter du skönt i en massagestol och kan också få dina naglar målade i någon härlig färg. Hon har även gellack. Inom skönhetsvård utför Sanna “Skinmaster” ansiktsbehandlingar, en unik behandling för huden som masserar, föryngrar, slätar ut, rengör och återfuktar. Även olika typer av massage erbjuds inkl massageterapi och zonterapi. Sanna och Eva önskar alla hjärtligt välkomna hela sommaren. Tel 952 81 82 01 eller 681 27 30 01.

synen. AMD påverkar makulan, den del av näthinnan som ansvarar för att vi ser klart och är nödvändig för dagliga aktiviteter såsom bilkörning och läsning. Enligt Världshälsoorganisationen är den enda etablerade riskfaktorn rökning. Att rökare fördubblar risken att drabbas av AMD är inte allmänt känt. Kännedom om hur rökning påverkar synen är oroväckande låg, menar man hos Specsavers. När man inhalerar rök, dras ca 4.000 kemikalier in i blodomloppet, t ex nikotin, tjära, arsenik, ammoniak, och färdas runt i kroppen. Många av dessa är rena giftet för våra ögon och kan skada näthinnan och leda till nedsatt syn. Rökare löper också en högre risk att utveckla starr, den vanligaste orsaken till försämrad syn, skador på synnerven och blindhet. I januari 2012, ett år efter det att Spanien införde rökningsförbud, har enligt officiella uppgifter runt 600.000 spanjorer slutat röka och tobakskonsumtionen sjunkit med 17 %. Specsavers säger att detta är goda nyheter för nationens hälsa och syn. Andra länder som infört rökförbud har sett positiva hälsoeffekter och man hoppas trenden fortsätter i Spanien. BBC TV i England rapporterade år 2010 om att antalet akutintag på sjukhusen för hjärtinfarkter hade sjunkit sedan rökningsförbudet infördes 3 år tidigare, vilket sparade miljoner i sjukvårdskostnader varje år. Är du som rökare, orolig för din syn, kontakta då Specsavers för en fri syntest. Boka på www.specsavers.es eller ring Fuengirola 952 467 837, Marbella 952 863 332.

Rökare riskerar nedsatt syn

Nyöppnat hårsalong i Fuengirola

Specsavers optiker varnar rökare om riskerna som rökningen innebär för deras syn. Åldersförändringar i gula fläcken (AMD) är den ledande orsaken till nedsatt syn för människor över 55 år i västvärlden. AMD är en degenerativ retinal ögonsjukdom som orsakar progressiv förlust av den centrala

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Naturliga viner finns i Ronda MA Natural wines & events

Vi vill alla äta naturlig mat men hur är det med vinet? När jag kom till Spanien för 10 år sedan, började jag dricka betydligt mer vin än vad jag var van med. Det började med att jag fick huvudvärk och värk i nacken. Min slutsats var att jag arbetade för hårt och var stressad. Efter en tid när det inte blev bättre, gjorde jag tester och fick veta att jag måste sluta dricka vin omedelbart. Endast naturvin eller ekologiskt vin var ok om jag ville fortsätta dricka vin. Läkaren talade om att jag var allergisk mot sulfiter och bekämpningsmedel. Några riktlinjer för tillverkning av naturvin är minimal påverkan i tillverkningsprocessen, druvor som skördas för hand och minimalt med bekämpningsmedel i vingården. I Ronda hittade jag flera vingårdar som odlade naturvin och när jag provade detta, försvann huvudvärken och värk i nacken. Från denna stund började jag även äta mer hälsosam mat och blev mer och mer intresserad av processen runt naturligt vin. Jag arbetade också en del i vinodlingarna, plockade druvor och var med vid själva tillverkning av naturligt vin. Ronda har verkligen en underbar historia med vin där tillverkning startades av romarna i Ronda La Vieja. Det är en intressant upplevelse och man får verklig respekt för människorna som valt att tillverka vin utan kemikalier och bekämpningsmedel. Jag har även plockat oliver och följt processen med att tillverka olivolja. Det går att besöka kooperativet i Ronda och se hur det hela går till. Saken är den att de som lever i norra Europa måste importera många produkter från södra


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Britain divided over Lady Thatcher Mixed views after the death of Lady Thatcher.

some and forensic debating skills - to a St Paul’s Cathedral where she will arrive on a gun carriage drawn by horses from Queen Elizabeth’s artillery. The Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, will attend the funeral, which is likely to be the grandest funeral for a British politician since Churchill’s state funeral in 1965. Though accorded full military honours,Thatcher did not want a state funeral. She will be cremated. Parliament will return from recess for a special session in her honour on Wednesday.

“IRON LADY” The unyielding, outspoken Thatcher led her Conservative party to three election victories, governing from 1979 to 1990, the longest continuous term in office for a British premier in over 150 years. She struck up a close relationship with Reagan taking a hostile view of the Soviet Union, backed the first President George Bush during the 1991 Gulf War, and was the first major Western leader to discover that Gorbachev was a man she could “do business with”. “Very few leaders get to change not only the political landscape of their country but of the world. Margaret was such a leader. Her global impact was vast,” said Tony Blair, whose term as Labour prime minister from 1997-2007 he acknowledged owed a debt to the former leader of his Conservative opponents. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron cut short a visit abroad and flags flew at half mast. “The real thing about Margaret Thatcher is that she didn’t just lead our country, she saved our country,” Cameron said. Mourners laid roses, tulips and lilies on the doorstep of her house in Belgravia, one of London’s most exclusive areas. One note said: “The greatest British leader” while another said to “The Iron Lady” , a soubriquet bestowed by a Soviet army newspaper in the 1970s and which Thatcher loved.

In vogue vision Specsavers launches Emporio Armani and Aurora glasses ranges LEADING fashion house, Emporio Armani, has brought a touch of Italian chic to the Spanish high street, with the introduction of a range of glasses at Specsavers. Alongside Armani, Specsavers Opticas is launching a new range of glamorous glasses for the more mature women called Aurora. Emporio Armani is available at all stores, the stunning range encapsulates a sophisticated and sleek style. Fashionistas can be sure to make a standout specs statement with a choice of 24 styles each designed by the team responsible for the fashion collections seen on the catwalks. From vintage inspired, tortoise-shell frames to deep purple and two-tone pinks for the girls, through to the classic rectangular frame with a hint of 1960s Mad Men style for the guys, customers can select two pairs of Emporio Armani glasses for 150€. Andrés Román Romero, Store Director of Specsavers Opticas Santa Ponsa said: ‘Emporio Armani is an iconic brand and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our customers another fantastic designer range at high street prices.’ As well as Armani, exclusive to Specsavers, the Aurora collection has been created to meet a current gap in the market for elegant designer eyewear and includes 13 sophisticated styles, all sporting a signature crystal on the temple. Scottish songstress Lulu who is the face of the new range said: ‘This collection combines elements of fine jewellery with modern design principles to create glasses of exquisite beauty, which is what attracted me to them. That and the use of flattering soft colours, pearlised finishes, intricate detailing and a wonderful smattering of bling.’ Each frame has also been designed to suit varifocal lenses, which are ideal for people who need glasses for distance and reading. Emporio Armani and Aurora join Specsavers’ unique range of designer brands, which includes Karen Millen, GW by Gok Wan, Missoni, French Connection, Red or Dead, Osiris and Tommy Hilfiger. Each pair includes PENTAX single vision lenses, scratch resistant treatment, a case and cloth as standard.

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London.—Admirers of Margaret Thatcher yesterday mourned the “Iron Lady” who as Britain’s longest serving prime minister in over a century pitched free-market capitalism as the only medicine for her country’s crippled economy and the crumbling Soviet bloc. World leaders past and present, from former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to U.S. President Barack Obama, led tributes to the grocer’s daughter who sought to arrest Britain’s decline and helped Ronald Reagan broker an end to the Cold War. “The world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend,” said Obama. While world leaders praised the most powerful British prime minister since her hero Winston Churchill, the scars of bitter struggles during her rule left Britain divided over her legacy. Opponents celebrated in London, the English city of Bristol and the Scottish city of Glasgow, cheering her death and toasting to the death of “the witch” with champagne and cider. “We’ve waited a long time for her death,” said Carl Chamberlain, 45, unemployed, sporting a grey ponytail and sipping on a can of cider in Brixton, London, the scene of riots in 1981. Loathed and loved, Thatcher crushed trade unions, privatised swathes of British industry, clashed with European allies and fought a war to recover the Falkland Islands from Argentina. Yesterday’s newspapers told the story: “The Woman Who Saved Britain”, declared the Daily Mail while the Daily Mirror, led on “The Woman Who Divided A Nation” in an article which questioned the grand, ceremonial funeral planned for next week. Thatcher’s body was removed overnight in a transit van with police escort from the Ritz Hotel where she had died on Monday morning following a stroke. Thatcher’s final journey on April 17 will take her from a chapel inside the Palace of Westminster - where she deployed fear-


shoptalk Rock og store bøffer

Stærkt inspireret af de kendte spisesteder A Hereford Beefstouw, Bone’s og Hard Rock Café har restauranten Meat and Rock netop slået dørene op på havnefronten i Fuengirola. Som navnet antyder, byder restauranten på godt kød og lækker rockmusik.

”Vi vil være kystens bedste steakhouse. Vores kokke har specialiseret sig i tilberedningen af kød, og alt vores kød er specielt udvalgt og af højeste kvalitet. Så er man til gode bøffer, der kan tygges med øjenvipperne, spareribs, burgere eller kylling, går man ikke forgæves

hos os.” Ordene kommer fra Marinus Vegeberg, som sammen med Sophie Nanziri Madsen, er indehaver og daglig leder af Meat and Rock i Fuengirola. Restauranten byder på et stort udvalg af hjemmelavede saucer og stor salatbar med tilbehør til de saftige bøffer, og fra kl. 12-15 er der gode danske frokostretter, som Stjerneskud, hjemmelavede frikadeller med kartoffelsalat mm. Vinkortet er præget af gode spanske vine, som passer godt til kødretter, og så er der Carlsberg fadøl, hvis man er mere til humle end druer. Desserten er også indbydende, når man retter blikket mod restaurantens isbar. ”Musikken er vores andet stærke varemærke. Vi byder på god live-underholdning fra fredag til søndag. Jeg synes, at udbuddet af spillesteder for den voksne år-

gang er begrænset, så vi håber på, at vores gode bands og Karaoke vil blive et stort tilløbsstykke,” siger den danske restauratør. Livemusikken begynder kl. 15.00 lørdag og søndag, og fredag kl. 22.30 samtidig med at køkkenet lukker og natten falder på. ”Det skal være godt at spise på Meat and Rock, men det skal også være sjovt. Derfor satser vi kraftigt på god musik og festlig betjening,” slutter Marinus Vegeberg, som i hele maj måned byder sine gæster på en gratis flaske husets vin ved bestilling af mindst to hovedmenuer.

mani er sofistikerede og har et fint og enkelt design. I Specsavers findes 24 forskellige modeller, der alle er nøje udvalgt og set på catwalks i de store modebyer. Brillerne kommer i forskellige stilarter, de fås i vintage-stil, med skildpaddemønster, i mørk lilla, changerende pink til piger eller som klassiske, firkantede briller med et hint af 1960’ernes Mad Men-stil. Kunderne kan desuden vælge to par briller fra Emporio Armani til 150 euro. Aurora-seriens stil går mere på et elegant og enkelt design til en lille men meget specifik kundegruppe og har 13 forskellige modeller, alle med firmalogo på siden af stellet. Serien kan betragtes som en kombination mellem et elegant smykke og moderne design, der giver en brille med en usædvanlig skøn-

hed. Samtidig anvendes kun blide farver og små men anderledes detaljer, der gør brillen unik. Alle briller understøtter brugen af bifokale glas, som er ideelle for de personer, der anvender brillerne, både når de går, og når de læser. Udover de to nyheder fra Specsavers finder man i butikkerne i Fuengirola og Marbella mærker som Karen Millen, CW by Gok Wan, Missoni, French Connection, Red or Dead, Osiris og Tommy Hilfiger. Med alle briller følger som standard almindelige glas, der er modstandsdygtige over for ridser, samt brillehylster og en renseklud. For yderligere information se www.specsavers.es eller besøg butikkerne i Fuengirola eller Marbella.

Meat and Rock ligger i Fuengirola Havn og har åbent alle dage – hele dagen fra kl. 1202.00 (køkkenet lukker kl. 22.30). Bordbestilling på 952 665 388 / www.meatandrock.com facebook : meatandrock

Specsavers lancerer lækre modebriller fra Emporio Armani og Aurora

Optikerkæden Specsavers i henholdsvis Fuengirola og Marbella lancerer i starten af maj måned en ny, lækker brilleserie fra et af verdens største modehuse, Em-

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porio Armani. Samtidigt lanceres også en brilleserie fra Aurora, der er kendt for sit elegante design til modne kvinder. De nye briller fra Emporio Ar-


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In vogue vision Specsavers launches Emporio Armani and Aurora glasses ranges LEADING fashion house, Emporio Armani, has brought a touch of Italian chic to the Spanish high street, with the introduction of a range of glasses at Specsavers. Alongside Armani, Specsavers Opticas is launching a new range of glamorous glasses for the more mature

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women called Aurora. Emporio Armani is available at all stores, the stunning range encapsulates a sophisticated and sleek style. Fashionistas can be sure to make a standout specs statement with a choice of 24 styles each designed by the team responsible for the fashion collections seen on the catwalks. From vintage inspired, tortoise-shell frames to deep

purple and two-tone pinks for the girls, through to the classic rectangular frame with a hint of 1960s Mad Men style for the guys, customers can select two pairs of Emporio Armani glasses for 150€. Colin Evans, Store Director of Specsavers Opticas Torrevieja said: ‘Emporio Armani is an iconic brand and we’re thril-

led to be able to offer our customers another fantastic designer range at high street prices.’ As well as Armani, exclusive to Specsavers, the Aurora collection has been created to meet a current gap in the market for elegant designer eyewear and includes 13 sophisticated styles, all sporting a signature crystal on the temple. Scottish songstress Lulu who is the face of the new

range said: ‘This collection combines elements of fine jewellery with modern design principles to create glasses of exquisite beauty, which is what attracted me to them. That and the use of flattering soft colours, pearlised finishes, intricate detailing and a wonderful smattering of bling.’ Each frame has also been designed to suit

varifocal lenses, which are ideal for people who need glasses for distance and reading. Emporio Armani and Aurora join Specsavers’ unique range of designer brands, which includes Karen Millen, GW by Gok Wan, Missoni, French Connection, Red or Dead, Osiris and Tommy Hilfiger. Each pair includes PENTAX single vision lenses, scratch resistant treatment, a case and cloth as standard. www.specsavers.es


COSTA NEWS, March 28-April 4, 2013

WANTED MAN A 43-year-old man has been detained by Málaga local police after threatening staff in a shop from which had tried to leave without paying. The suspect, carrying goods worth 17 euros, was found to be the subject of four arrest warrants from courts in Vitoria for offences including fraud. Police said he carried no papers and could not give an address.

DEBT RESTRUCTURE The regional government's finance ministry has agreed Marbella can restructure the repayment of its historic debt. Some 100 million euros is owed in all and this dates from the time in 2006 when the town hall was dissolved and a commission ran the municipal affairs. Marbella was due to repay 12.2 million euros this year, but that has now been reduced to three million euros.

RENEWAL BID Mijas is to seek the renewal of its status as an official tourism town. The rating is important because it allows the shops and stores to open over Christmas, Easter week and the peak summer months for longer hours and on Sundays. The regional government grants this status on a four-year basis and Mijas' approval dates back to 2009.

TUNA SCULPTURE Conil's mayor and the president of the Cádiz and Straits Fishing Development Group have inaugurated a new sculpture paying tribute to the local tuna fishing industry. The 'Monumento al Atún' stands on the Conil seafront, and is one of several to be placed in coastal towns which have close links to tuna fishing, such as Barbate, Zahara de los Atunes, Tarifa, La Línea, Chiclana and Cádiz.

'UNFAIR' FUNDING Ojén's mayor, José Antonio Gómez, says the distribution of funding by the Partido Popular-controlled provincial government is unfair and favours PP towns such as Marbella and Fuengirola, which swallow up 44 per cent of available cash. This, says Sr Gómez, leaves the smaller towns, which need the most help, without support. Ojén laments the lack of help for its pavilion and Ojeando festival.

VÉLEZ HISTORY Fourteen historic documents from the Vélez-Málaga archives are on display in the town until April 15 in the Municipal Archive, next to the Palacio Marqués de Beniel. They detail local events recorded in committee minutes during Semana Santa over five centuries. One of the oldest reveals that Thursday's Easter procession in 1548 was banned because of "scandals and riots".

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Coastal health tourism to be promoted Officials say scheme could bring €300 million a year to the province By Dave Jamieson A WORKING group has been formed in Málaga to examine how best to promote health tourism on the coast. The decision came out of a meeting last week held at the provincial government offices in the city and attended by representatives of the Costa del Sol Tourism Board, Málaga town hall and entities which have interests in the subject. Elías Bendodo, who is president of both the provincial government and the Tourist Board, said that the idea is to join forces and create a unique branding which identifies them all. He added that all representatives are in agreement with the proposal to unify the strategy and mount a single promotional effort, after which each would look after its own marketing and customer management. The aim is to make the Costa del Sol a "magnet" for health tourism offering surgery, treatments and care, as well as accommodation in local hotels. It is hoped that Málaga will join 55 cities worldwide which survive mostly on earnings from health

Tourism Board and provincial government president Elías Bendodo

tourists. Experts have estimated that the sector could grow to produce annual revenues of around 70 billion euros. Each patient is expected to spend 10,000 euros on health care fees, producing an

annual income for the province of between 250 and 300 million euros. In addition, they and their families would spend money on accommodation, food and recreation. The new working group,

which will meet for the first time after Easter, believes that such a volume of business would be important in reactivating the economy, benefitting not only hospitals and hotels, but companies of all kinds.

Union angry over town hall sackings By David Eade THE public service federation of the UGT union has criticised the mayor of Manilva, Antonia Muñoz, for sacking six town hall workers, including one who is a delegate of the UGT. There has been a long running battle between the mayor and the members of the 'Comité de Empresa' that speaks for the municipal workers. Some of its delegates are members of the UGT. The union believes these sackings led directly from the broadcasting on March 19 of a programme on TV channel Cuatro. It related to the legal

Nerja Caves boost NEWS Staff Reporter NERJA town hall has signed an agreement with central government representatives to promote the foundation which manages the Nerja Caves and the town's new History Museum with a new office located next to the town hall. The government's sub-delegate, Jorge Hernández Mollar, who is also president of the Caves Foundation, explained that the Museum and the Caves are "integral parts of town and one cannot be understood without the other". He noted that there is a spirit of collaboration which will produce good promotion of culture. Nerja mayor José Alberto Armijo, who is vice president of the foundation, highlighted the new office's information display on caves. He said it is located in a strategic place beside the town hall and close to the Balcón de Europa which is visited by many tourists. The new office is expected to be fully operational throughout Easter week.

proceedings against the mayor for bribery and malfeasance over the hiring of her daughter

by a municipal company. The programme also referred to the legal complaint made by the 'Co-

mité de Empresa' in 2009 over the contracting without consultation of 79 people.

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Mother nature knows best t do us any harm Old wives’ remedies may actually work, and they are unlikely to A book about oldfashioned remedies touches on everything from arsenic to gin and other ‘cures’ used by our ancestors :: PAF When UK TV presenter Lauren Laverne’s son had a nasty cough recently, she turned to her Twitter followers to seek some good oldfashioned advice from fellow mums on how to treat it. Laverne isn’t alone in looking to the wisdom of other mothers to help treat everyday illnesses. Most families have at least a couple of old wives’ tale remedies, passed down through the generations, that they use or swear by. When GP Dr Rob Hicks wrote Old

for your sp spice rack and ply it to nana and apply dip into int one of the your skin! hardes hardest-work“Plus, there is ing roo roots in ittle, if often little, the kit kitchen. any,, re“Ginge “Ginger is rch besearch rare as an d these hind o l d old remewives’ diess but rem remedy they’re in tthat generthere iis a l l y actual actually mless harmless research and worth around its trying if you anti-i anti-inflamwantt someLeft to go brown, apples can matory beneatural.” thing natural.” help with diarrhoea. :: SUR fits,“ say says Hicks. Here’s a round“It has been used to ’s favourup of Hicks’s treat morn morning sickness, d fixes. ite old-fashioned travel sickness as a well as nausea, as Ginger it’s thoug thought that the ginger oils reIf stomach cramps and travel sick- lax the stomach muscles, which in ness are blighting your belly, reach turn help ease the symptoms. “My grandmother used to use crystallised ginger, which is something I never liked as a child but has now become one of my favourites.” Ginger’s anti-inflammatory qualiAll new Dicton ties can also be helpful for other ailHearing Aids can ments. “If you have a cold, I’d suggest adding gratings of fresh ginger be fitted with a into hot honey and lemon (mixed Tinnitus Masker. with hot water to drink), so that you then have the vitamin C in the lemon and the antiseptic properties in the honey, as well as the anti-inflammatory qualities in the ginger,“ suggests Hicks.

Fashioned Remedies: From Arsenic To Gin, his own family were a rich source of inspiration on natural ways to soothe common ailments. “My interest in all of these remedies came partly from seeing the female members of my family using everyday products to treat common ailments,” says Hicks. “For instance, I’d see my aunty with bicarbonate of soda in her water and ask why she had done that.” While old wives’ tale remedies may not always be suitable (or practical!), Hicks reckons it’s always worth trying some of these cheap and natural cures that our mothers and grandmothers have used. “These treatments are readily available and generally harmless so they’re worth a try if it’s convenient for you,“ he says. “Understandably there are going to be times when it’s not convenient to mash up a ba-

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Cabbage leaves Eau d’cold cabbage leaf might not be your scent of choice but the whiffy greens can lift breast tenderness and period pain. “Cabbage leaves can be very helpful in relieving breast tenderness after you’ve had a child,“ says Hicks. “They can also be effective in easing period pain. You can put the

cooled leaves in your bra or apply them directly on your stomach. If that’s too cold, I’d recommend warming them slightly in the microwave.”

Bananas Get more out of your banana by using it to help lighten a headache. “If you have a headache, mash up a bit of ripe banana peel and apply it to the area affected - as long as it isn’t in your hair!” says Hicks. “Alternatively, place chilled banana peel on the painful area.” Banana skin can help soothe a vexing verruca too. “There has been no scientific research as far as I’m aware into this treatment and it could just have been coincidence, but I have seen a few cases where a patient has applied banana peel to a verruca and the verruca has then gone,“ says Hicks. “What I’d suggest is to cut a piece of banana peel big enough to cover the verruca and then tape it (with surgical tape from the pharmacist) to the area overnight. You could do this during the day, but it’s less likely to come off your foot when you’re in bed and don’t have stockings or socks and shoes on. “Another person told me she rubbed the peel onto the verruca for about 15 minutes every day, so again that’s worth trying.”

Bicarbonate of soda If you’re struck by a spell of cystitis, raid your kitchen cupboard for a tub of trusty bicarbonate of soda - it could make going to the loo less painful. “To help with cystitis, just add half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to a pint of water and drink it,“ says Hicks. “It’s thought that the bicarbonate of soda reduces the acidity in the urine, which will then ease the symptoms of cystitis.”

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Peter Wilson från Irland öppnade Wilsons Irish Bar and Grill i Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucia för 2 år sedan. Kocken är svenske Anders som har lagat mat i 30 år. På Wilson´s öppnar man tidigt och bjuder på irländsk och internationell frukost. Till lunch serveras dagens lunch och svensk husmanskost tillsammans med goda sallader, Skagen, lax, wraps, smörgåsar m.m. Sitt i solen på den rymliga terrassen tills solen går ner. Inne i baren visas också en hel del fotboll och annan sport på storbilds TV. Det är öppet alla dagar utom söndag och det är en utomordentlig träffpunkt under den berömda lördagsmarknaden. Tel till Wilsons är 651 442 669.

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Nu börjar vårens dammode komma in i butiken och denna vår så breddar vi vårt sortiment ytterligare med svenskdesignade kläder som vi är först i Spanien med att kunna erbjuda våra kunder. Sally O är ett av de nya märken som vi kommer att börja sälja under våren och sedan utöka med mer under hösten. Kläderna kan beskrivas som en mix av vardagskläder för den aktiva kvinnan. Även vårt andra nya klädmärke Holebrook är en kollektion för vardag och aktivt liv med en inspiration hämtad från Västkusten. Vid valet av nya märken ligger som vanligt kvalitet högt prioriterad och att det urval av plagg som görs till butiken är gjord för att passa vårt klimat när det gäller tygerna. Sedan tidigare säsonger så finns Baldino, Matisse, Mingel och WICO. Samtliga märken

 

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Breddar sortimentet Det som började som ett litet familjeföretag för mer än 25 år sedan har idag vuxit till över 1.500 optik-butiker i 10 länder! Fortfarande drivs kedjan av familjen Perkins från den brittiska ön Guernsey och deras mål är samma som vid starten; ”Att vara den mest prisvärda optikern med den bästa personliga synvården till rimliga priser”. Specsavers har över 1000 bågar att välja mellan och kunnig personal hjälper till att hitta glasögon som passar just dig. Tillsammans med legitimerade optiker går de igenom dina behov och önskemål utifrån vad synundersökningen visar samt tar hänsyn till faktorer såsom läsvanor, fritidsintressen etc. Specsavers lanserar nu glasögon från ett av de ledande italienska modehusen, Emporio Armani. Dessa bågar finns i alla butiker och erbjuder ett enastående snyggt urval. Den modemedvetne kan här hitta det där speciella glasögonen med 24 olika stilar att välja på, designade av teamet bakom kollektioner på catwalken. Från vintageinspirerade sköldpaddsbågar till lila och tvåfärgade rosa för kvinnan, till de klassiska rektangulära bågarna i 60-tals stil för männen. Ni kan välja 2 par Emporio Armani glasögon för 150 euro. Nerea Galdos-Pujana, butikschef i Marbella säger: “Emporio Armani är ett berömt märke och vi är stolta över att kunna erbjuda våra kunder ett fantastiskt designermärke till high street priser”. Vid sidan av den chica Armani kollektionen, hittar ni ett nytt utbud av glamorösa glasögon för den mer mogna kvinnan, Aurora. Denna kollektion hittar ni bara hos Specsavers och har tagits fram för att fylla ett gap i marknaden vad gäller eleganta glasögon. Aurora finns i 13

 

på takterrasser eller runt jacuzzin. På hemsidan www.horstgross.es finns bilder som visar en del av Horst tidigare arbeten. Ni kan ringa Horst på tel 610 711 701 och han talar förutom tyska även engelska och spanska.

En 75-årig norrman har med hjälp av Helicopteros Sanitarios och Dr Sanz, genomgått en framgångsrik operation här i Spanien, skriver tidningen Sur in English den 15 februari. Torbjörn Eide, som är en pensionerad tidningsreporter, har bott i El Faro, Mijas Costa de senaste 20 åren. När Torbjörn drabbades av ett vattenbråck intill sina testiklar, åkte han hem till Norge för behandling. På en av de bästa privatklinikerna i Norge upplystes han om att p g a medicinering efter en stroke förra året, ville inte läkarna riskera en operation vilken de menade kunde vara livshotande. Den lösning de föreslog var dränering av bråcket, vilket inte är en permanent lösning och antagligen borde göras 6 gånger per år. Torbjorn återvände till Solkusten modfälld och med fortsatt stora obehag av sitt tillstånd. Han kontaktade Helicopteros Sanitarios och fick träffa Dr Sanz och förklarade för denne sin sjukdomshistoria. Dr Sanz svarade att han visst kunde opereras och att Torbjorn inte heller skulle behöva några återbesök. Torbjorn skickades hem med en annan medicin än den han hittills tagit efter sin stroke. Efter sju dagar och med bråcket mer vattenfyllt än någonsin, lades han in för operation. Två timmar senare vaknade Torbjorn efter en framgångsrik operation. “Jag är så tacksam för Dr Sanz och teamet av sjuksköterskor som gett mig tillbaka ett normalt liv”. Enligt Torbjorn tror många norrmän att i Norge finns världens bästa sjukvård men han menar att Spanien kan mycket bättre. Kontakta Gunilla på tel 638 843 693 eller maila gunilla@helicopterossanitarios. com för upplysningar om medlemskap i Helicopteros Sanitarios.

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När man inreder med mörka lyxiga träslag, teak, valnöt eller mahogny exempelvis, vill man ha ett absolut perfekt arbete levererat. Detta kan Horst Gross, snickarmästare utbildad hemma i Tyskland och som har arbetat i Spanien i 16 år. I sin förvånansvärt rymliga verkstad i Coín, har Horst en imponerande maskinpark och han kan tillverka det mesta i trä. En av hans specialiteter är träfaner där det finns säkert 100 olika träslag och nyanser att välja på. Ni kan få vilken möbel som helst i just det där träslaget, hyllor, byråer, bord eller varför inte nya dörrar.  Ett badrum kan få ett otroligt lyft med en skräddarsydd möbel i något exklusivt träslag. En hall med trappa och ledstång i något sirligt snyggt träslag kanske. Horst kan tillverka i vilken stil ni vill, modernt eller klassiskt, och med finish i högblankt eller matt. Utomhus gör han snygga pergolas på terrasser och för carport. Trädäck

Första kyliga morgonen i Almuñecar styr jag stegen mot Caffé Italiano. Värmen slår emot mig när jag öppnar dörren och möts av ett mummel av röster som hälsar ”buen día”. Andrea lyser upp i ett glatt ”Välkommen tillbaka”. Allt är sig likt. Vid fönsterbordet sitter två hantverkare med mobilerna i högsta hugg. Runt disken trängs lokala affärsidkare som tagit ledigt en stund från sin möbelaffär eller frukthandel, en mopedreparatör som tagit fikarast från verkstaden runt hörnet, en mamma eller mormor som lämnat barn vid skolan i närheten. Här kan jag ta del av stadens puls och diskutera eller bara lyssna till dagens heta frågor över en cappuccino som tillagats av utvalda råvaror och med kärlek till kaffet. Andrea som är italienare talar förutom spanska och engelska även svenska, han var bosatt i Sverige en tid. En morgon diskuterade vi den stora katastrofen i Herradura på 1500-talet. Jag hade varit i Kulturhuset kvällen innan när en roman som utgick från denna händelse presenterades och undrade över detta. Det blev genast en livlig diskussion och en man berättade om hur havsbottnen där utanför såg ut. Han hade dykt där och hittat gamla föremål. Andrea hämtade en historiebok som också behandlade det temat men menade att någon borde skriva om nutidshistorien. Det lär vara många kända personer som övervintrat i Almuñecar genom åren. Ni hittar det bästa kaffet i Almuñecar på Calle Cariñena, parallellgata till Av. Juan Carlos 1, nära hotell Bahia Almuñecar. Av: Ann-Catrin Malmlöf

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Life fashion In vogue vision SPECSAVERS LAUNCHES Emporio Armani and Aurora glasses ranges LEADING fashion house, Emporio Armani, has brought a touch of Italian chic to the Spanish high street, with the introduction of a range of glasses at Specsavers. Alongside Armani, Specsavers Opticas is launching a new range of glamorous glasses for the more mature women called Aurora. Emporio Armani is available at all stores, the stunning range encapsulates a sophisticated and sleek style. Fashionistas can be sure to make a standout specs statement with a choice of 24 styles each designed by the team responsible for the fashion collections seen on the catwalks. From vintage inspired, tortoise-shell frames to deep purple and two-tone pinks for the girls, through to the classic rectangular frame with a hint of 1960s Mad Men style for the guys, customers can select two pairs of Emporio Armani glasses for 150€. Colin Evans, Store Director of Specsavers Opticas Torrevieja said: ‘Emporio Armani is an iconic brand and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our customers another fantastic designer range at high street prices.’ As well as Armani, exclusive to Specsavers, the Aurora collection has been created to meet a current gap in the market for elegant designer eyewear and includes 13 sophisticated styles, all sporting a signature crystal on the temple. Scottish songstress Lulu who is the face of the new range said: ‘This collection combines elements of fine jewellery with modern design principles to create glasses of exquisite beauty, which is what attracted me to them. That and the use of flattering soft colours, pearlised finishes, intricate detailing and a wonderful smattering of bling.’ Each

frame has also been designed to suit varifocal lenses, which are ideal for people who need glasses for distance and reading. Emporio Armani and Aurora join Specsavers’ unique range of designer brands, which includes Karen Millen, GW by Gok Wan, Missoni, French Connection, Red or Dead, Osiris and Tommy Hilfiger. Each pair includes PENTAX single vision lenses, scratch resistant treatment, a case and cloth as standard. For details of your nearest Specsavers store see their advert on page 7.


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Specsavers lanceert brillencollecties Emporio Armani en Aurora Spaanse winkelstraten. Naast de reeks van Armani, komt Specsavers Opticas ook met Aurora, een nieuwe collectie glamoureuze brillen voor de wat oudere vrouw. De nieuwe brillen van Emporio Armani zijn verkrijgbaar in alle Specsavers-filialen. De prachtige nieuwe modellen zijn verfijnd en strak van stijl. Modeliefhebbers kunnen er zeker van zijn dat ze een verpletterende indruk maken met één van de 24 stijlen, ontworpen door het team dat ook verantwoordelijk is voor de modecollecties op de catwalks. Voor de dames zijn er vintage brillen met een frame van schildpad in donkerpaars en tweekleurig roze. Voor de heren is er het klassieke rechthoekige frame met een vleugje van de Mad Men-stijl uit de jaren ’60. Colin Evans, directeur bij Specsavers Opticas Torrevieja, zegt: ‘Emporio Armani is een beroemd en iconisch merk. We zijn zeer blij dat we onze klanten brillen van deze fantastische ontwerper kunnen bieden, tegen betaalbare prijzen.’ Klanten betalen slechts €150,- voor twee paar brillen van Emporio Armani. Ieder paar komt standaard met Pentax enkelvoudige glazen, krasbestendige behandeling, een brillenkoker en een schoonmaakdoek. Het toonaangevende modehuis Emporio Armani brengt met de introductie van de nieuwe brillencollectie bij Specsavers een vleugje Italiaanse elegantie naar de

collectie bevat 13 verfijnde modellen, allen met het herkenbare kristal op het frame. De Schotse zangeres Lulu, het gezicht van de nieuwe collectie, zegt: ‘Deze brillenreeks combineert mooie stukken sieraden met moderne ontwerpen, hetgeen resulteert in uitzonderlijk mooie brillen. Dat is wat mij aantrok in het merk. Dat, en het gebruik van flatterende, zachte kleuren, de parelmoer afwerking, de complexe details en een prachtige zweem ‘bling’.’ Ieder frame is tevens geschikt voor varifocale glazen en dus ideaal voor mensen die een bril voor ver weg en dichtbij nodig hebben. De collecties van Armani en Aurora voegen zich bij het al bestaande unieke aanbod aan designmerken, waaronder Karen Millen, GW by Gok Wan, Missoni, French Connection, Red or Dead, Osiris en Tommy Hilfiger.

Net als de nieuwe lijn van Armani, is de collectie van Aurora exclusief te koop bij Specsavers. Deze reeks vult een gat in de huidige markt van elegante oogmode op. De

Saborindo: de Indische smaak onder de Spaanse zon ALBIR. ‘Saborindo’ staat – zoals de naam al doet vermoeden – voor de Indische smaak, maar dan onder de Spaanse zon. Verantwoordelijken van de onderneming zijn Ruth & Aureo, een uit Nederland afkomstig koppel, beiden van Indische komaf, dat zich sinds 9 februari gevestigd heeft aan de Costa Blanca. Nog maar heel kort geleden inderdaad. Beiden staan in de startblokken om zichzelf met hun product te onderscheiden van de overige aanwezige maaltijdverstrekkers. Dat onderscheid zit ‘m naast de diversiteit aan maaltijden vooral in hun specialiteit: de enige echte Indonesische saté die – zoals het hoort – gegrild is op houtskool en in open vuur. Want alleen dan krijg je de authentieke smaak.

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De onderneming richt zich in beginsel op het verstrekken van Indische afhaalmaaltijden op bestelling. Deze worden elke dag vers bereid en meteen ingevroren, zodat kwaliteit, versheid en smaak gewaarborgd blijven. Vandaar dat u de maaltijden één dag van te voren moet bestellen. Dat kan van maandag t/m zaterdag. Voor een dagschotel betaalt u slechts € 8,50 en vanaf € 25 wordt deze gratis bij u thuis bezorgd in Polop en La Nucía. Voor bezorging in de overige plaatsen betaalt u een gering bedrag aan bezorgkosten. Vanaf 1 april (en dit is geen grap!) kunt u bestellen of alvast nu de flyer aanvragen via de e-mail: info@saborindo.es. Hierop vindt u ons aanbod. Naast lekker eten en koken delen Ruth & Aureo nog een andere passie, namelijk muziek. Als professionele musici hebben zij in Nederland hun eigen gospelformatie JOY! (www.joygospel.nl) en vanaf 2006 hebben zij reeds honderden malen met groot succes en plezier gospelworkshops ‘á la Sister Act’ gegeven aan grote- en kleine bedrijven, ministeries, scholen, instellingen en particulieren als teambuilding, uitjes, vrijgezellenparty’s, themadagen etc. (zie www.miraza.nl) Samen hebben zij meerdere grote koren opgericht en geleid, toerden een heel theaterseizoen met artiesten in een gospelshow; Ruth coacht groepen en zong o.a. de backing vocals tijdens de voorrondes van het Nationaal Songfestival en ook op de laatste CD van Golden Earring zingt zij samen met Pearl Jozefzoon

(2e plaats The Voice editie 1) de backing vocals. Aureo studeerde gitaar en piano aan het conservatorium in Tilburg en samen maken zij al ruim 10 jaren muziek. Het slechte Nederlandse klimaat – zowel letterlijk als figuurlijk – deed hen besluiten het roer om te gooien en een nieuwe uitdaging onder de Spaanse zon aan te gaan. ‘Als we onze passies kunnen overbrengen en vervolgens zien dat mensen er blij van worden, dan hebben we ons doel bereikt en maakt het ons ook blij’, aldus Ruth & Aureo. Saborindo Apartado 27 03520 Polop, Alicante, España E-mail: info@saborindo.es www.saborindo.es Tel.: +34 673 018 606

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In vogue vision LEADING fashion house, Emporio Armani, has brought a touch of Italian chic to the Spanish high street, with the introduction of a range of glasses at Specsavers. Alongside Armani, Specsavers Opticas is launching a new range of glamorous glasses for the more mature women called Aurora. Emporio Armani is available at all stores, the stunning range encapsulates a sophisticated and sleek style. Fashionistas can be sure to make a standout specs statement with a choice of 24 styles each designed by the team responsible for the fashion collections seen on the catwalks. From vintage inspired, tortoise-shell frames to deep purple and two-tone pinks for the girls, through to the classic rectangular frame with a hint of 1960s Mad Men style for the guys, customers can select two pairs of Emporio Armani glasses for 150€. Colin Evans, Store Director of Specsavers Opticas Torrevieja said: ‘’Emporio Armani is an iconic brand and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our customers another fantastic designer range at high street prices.’‘ As well as Armani, exclusive to Specsavers, the Aurora collection has been created to meet a current gap in the market for elegant designer eyewear and includes 13 sophisticated styles, all sporting a signature crystal on the temple. Scottish songstress Lulu who is the face of the new range said: ‘‘This collection combines elements of fine jewellery with modern design principles to create glasses of exquisite beauty, which is what attracted me to them. That and the use of flattering soft colours,

pearlised finishes, intricate detailing and a wonderful smattering of bling.’‘ Each frame has also been designed to suit varifocal lenses, which are ideal for people who need glasses for distance and reading. Emporio Armani and Aurora join Specsavers’ unique range of designer brands, which includes Karen Millen, GW by Gok Wan, Missoni, French Connection, Red or Dead, Osiris and Tommy Hilfiger.

Each pair includes PENTAX single vision lenses, scratch resistant treatment, a case and cloth as standard.

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Do you have a couple of hours to spare, one morning a week? Age Concern are looking for volunteers as 'befrienders', helping with shopping, collecting prescriptions or just visiting and chatting to lonely elderly people. No nursing is involved, just being

Putting your baby SAFELY to sleep Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is rare, and the exact cause isn't known. Research has shown that the risk of SIDS is reduced by putting your baby 'safely' to sleep. The golden rule is BACK TO SLEEP. • Always put your baby to sleep on his/her back. • In the cot, place your baby in the 'feet to foot' position, so there's less chance of the baby sliding down under the bedding. • Never use a pillow or a duvet until the baby is at least one year old. • It's recommended you have your baby in the same room as you until six months old. • If your baby ever shares your bed, ensure he/she doesn't get too hot. It's very important you don't let your baby's head get covered by the duvet, covers or pillow. • Avoid falling asleep with your baby on a sofa, as this has been shown to be risky. It's possible to roll on to your baby this way, or for the baby to get trapped between your body and the side or back of the sofa or its cushions. • Ensure the baby's sleeping area is neither too hot nor too cold as overheating or chilling can be dangerous for babies. • Never, ever leave babies to nurse themselves to sleep with a bottle propped up. If you have any doubts or questions about your baby's sleeping, do speak to your Midwife.

This article was supplied by Dawn Blythe SRN RM, Midwife for the Family Medical Centre, Albir. Call 96 686 5072 or email info@albirfamilymedical centre.com See the Family Medical Centre's advert on page 10.

Do you want to stop drinking? We can help. Weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous in Los Alcázares and Pilar de la Horadada. Phone 0034 679 385 105 for more information.

a friend, to make life easier and more enjoyable for needy people. We also need volunteers to join a team who visit a residential home in Torrevieja, and take residents out for a walk or just to visit and

chat. The requirement is one afternoon a month on a rota system. If you are interested please ring us on 96 678 6887 or call in to our Centre in Calle Paganini, La Siesta.

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In vogue vision Specsavers launches Emporio Armani and Aurora glasses ranges LEADING fashion house, Emporio Armani, has brought a touch of Italian chic to the Spanish high street, with the introduction of a range of glasses at Specsavers. Alongside Armani, Specsavers Opticas is launching a new range of glamorous glasses for the more mature

women called Aurora. Emporio Armani is available at all stores, the stunning range encapsulates a sophisticated and sleek style. Fashionistas can be sure to make a standout specs statement with a choice of 24 styles each designed by the team responsible for the fashion collections seen on the catwalks. From vintage inspired, tortoise-shell frames to deep

purple and two-tone pinks for the girls, through to the classic rectangular frame with a hint of 1960s Mad Men style for the guys, customers can select two pairs of Emporio Armani glasses for 150€. Colin Evans, Store Director of Specsavers Opticas Torrevieja said: ‘Emporio Armani is an iconic brand and we’re thril-

led to be able to offer our customers another fantastic designer range at high street prices.’ As well as Armani, exclusive to Specsavers, the Aurora collection has been created to meet a current gap in the market for elegant designer eyewear and includes 13 sophisticated styles, all sporting a signature crystal on the temple. Scottish songstress Lulu who is the face of the new

range said: ‘This collection combines elements of fine jewellery with modern design principles to create glasses of exquisite beauty, which is what attracted me to them. That and the use of flattering soft colours, pearlised finishes, intricate detailing and a wonderful smattering of bling.’ Each frame has also been designed to suit

varifocal lenses, which are ideal for people who need glasses for distance and reading. Emporio Armani and Aurora join Specsavers’ unique range of designer brands, which includes Karen Millen, GW by Gok Wan, Missoni, French Connection, Red or Dead, Osiris and Tommy Hilfiger. Each pair includes PENTAX single vision lenses, scratch resistant treatment, a case and cloth as standard. www.specsavers.es


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AST month, Euro Weekly News readers were given the opportunity to win a free pair of designer glasses from Specsavers Opticas by correctly identifying Elton John as the bespectacled singer who wrote Candle in the Wind. Each of the eight Specsavers stores situated on the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and Mallorca gave away a pair of glasses from their designer ranges including; Karen Millen, GW by Gok Wan, Missoni, French Connection, Red or Dead, Osiris, Tommy Hilfiger and newly introduced ranges Emporio Armani and Aurora. One of the lucky winners of the competition in Javea in northern Costa Blanca, Ayanlaja Adekunle was very fortunate as his eye test revealed signs of possible glaucoma, despite exhibiting no symptoms. As a result he has been referred to an optometrist for further investigation. Louise Stone, Store Director at Specsavers Javea commented; “Glaucoma is a build-up of fluid on the eye which increases pressure and in turn damages

WINNER: Charles was excited to have won.

WINNER: Ayanlaja was fortunate that his eye lest revealed signs of possible glaucoma, and has been referred to a specialist.

the optical nerve. If left untreated it can lead to permanent tunnel vision and blindness, so it’s really fortunate that Mr Adekunle came for an eye test as a

result of winning our competition. Often there are no symptoms at all in the first stages, and the effects are gradual with symptoms only becoming noticeable when severe damage has been done to the optic nerve. Unfortunately there is no cure for this vision loss, so this

WINNERS INCLUDED: • Teresa Poverda – Benidorm (northern Costa Blanca) • Sarah Jane Gibbons – Fuengirola (Costa del Sol) • Ayanlaja Adekunle – Javea (northern Costa Blanca) • Sharon Dixon – Torrevieja (southern Costa Blanca) • Mark Clements – Guardamar (southern Costa Blanca) • Charles Walker - Calpe (northern Costa Blanca)

case reinforces the importance of regular eye tests to make an early diagnosis.” Mr Walker from Calpe said “I received an excellent service, as per normal, and am excited to have won the competition! I will enter again in the future, as they say; you’ve got to be in it to win it!” There is another competition in collaboration with the Euro Weekly planned for March, so look out for details.

To arrange an appointment for a free eye test or browse their large range of designer glasses visit your local Specsavers Opticas store. To find out more visit www.specsavers.es.


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BABY BOO M IN TORREVIEJA Torrevieja hospital has released data relating to the number of babies born during 2012, revealing some interesting statistics on the future generations of the city. In total, there were 1,251 births, 8 babies less than the previous year. Of that figure 627 were boys, the remaining 624 were girls. There were a total of 57 nationalities represented in the new delivery section, of which the majority were Spanish, a total of 552, followed by Moroccans with 144, and the British came in third with 86 new members of the human race. The average age of mum was put at between 31 and 35, with the oldest being 49 and the youngest just

15. The average weight of baby was 3.2kg, or 7.05 pounds. The modern hospital in Torrevieja caters for every element of childbirth, including before and after, and operates 24 hours per day, all year round. There are six treatment and recovery rooms, two delivery rooms and an operating theatre ready to face any emergency, and they pride themselves on treating each case on its own merit, according to the care needs of each patient, and always respecting the dignity, autonomy and privacy of people who use the service.

A CLEAR VISION FOR EMAUS Specsavers Opticas in Calpe met with Carole Saunders and Montserrant Filter from the Children of EMAUS charity this month to confirm the store’s ongoing commitment to providing free sight tests and glasses for EMAUS’ children during 2013. Specsavers Calpe have been providing complimentary glasses for the charity’s children, over the last 18 months and were also involved in their Christmas toy collection drive. The Friends of the Children of EMAUS are a completely voluntary group of individuals, based in the Northern Costa Blanca, whose purpose is to raise much-needed funds to improve the lives of the children in the EMAÚS children’s shelters. They are

also developing relationships with local businesses and individuals to secure products and services which the children greatly need. Montserrat commented that this sort of direct help for the children had been essential, particularly over the last few years as the Association has relied more and more on local individuals, businesses and charities to help plug the gap left by the reduction in direct funding. Mike Stone of Specsavers Calpe confirmed their ongoing commitment to the charity; “Children’s vision can change quickly when they are growing, so it’s important we provide continuous support to ensure they get the care that they need. We’re delighted to be involved in such an important cause.” To find out how you can support the children of EMAUS visit www.fcemaus.friendsofthechildrenofemaus.com Specsavers Opticas in Calpe are located in Avenida Ejércitos Españoles No. 6, Edificio Apolo VII, Local 22. To book your free eye test call 965 835367, or find your nearest store visit www.specsavers.es The photograph shows Montserrant Filter, President of the Association Emaus, Claus Weger, Optometrist Specsavers Calpe and Carole Saunders, Calpe Town councillor and President of the "Friends of the Children of EMAUS"

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Food on tap

WATER COMPANY Aguas de Calpe has made a 30,000€ donation to purchase food and help support hungry families in the town. Mayor Cesar Sanchez said the money will purchase food for the Food Bank run by the town hall’s social services. Since its launch last April, the Calpe Food Bank has distributed more than 20,000kg of food and is regularly helping more than 80 families, representing more than 400 people.

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SPECSAVERS OPTICAS in Calpe met with Carole Saunders and Montserrant Filter from the Children of EMAUS charity this month to confirm the store’s on-going commitment to providing free sight tests and glasses for EMAUS’ children during 2013. Specsavers Calpe has been providing complimentary glasses for the charity’s children over the last 18 months and was also involved in their Christmas toy collection drive. The Friends of the Children of EMAUS are a completely voluntary group based in the Northern Costa Blanca, whose purpose is to raise much-needed funds to improve the lives of the children in the EMAÚS children’s shelters. They are also developing relationships with local businesses and individuals to secure much-needed products and services for the children. Montserrat commented that this sort of direct help for the children had been essential, particularly over the last few years as the Association has relied more

Heavy petting L to R: Montserrant Filter, Claus Weger, and Carole Saunders

and more on local individuals, businesses and charities to help plug the gap left by the reduction in direct funding. Mike Stone of Specsavers Calpe confirmed their on-going commitment to the charity: “Children’s vision can change quickly when they are growing, so it’s important we provide continuous support to ensure they get the care that they need. We’re delighted to be in-

volved in such an important cause.” To find out how you can support the children of EMAUS visit www.fcemaus. friendsofthechildrenofemaus.com Specsavers Opticas in Calpe is located in Avenida Ejércitos Españoles No. 6, Edificio Apolo VII, Local 22. To book your free eye test call 96 583 5367, or to find your nearest store visit www.specsavers.es

by Jack Troughton MARINA ALTA school children are taking part in a new initiative aimed at preventing abuse and neglect of family pets. Denia Town Hall is teaching youngsters the responsibility of having a pet and particularly focuses on the welfare of dogs – a team visiting primary schools and around 240 young students. The message is taught in a visual story format and tells the story of a puppy arriving as a Christmas present but becoming ignored and abandoned as it grows older. It does have a happy ending – a new family adopts the dog. The children also see the work of animal charity APAD with pictures of its shelter in Denia and some of its lost or abandoned dogs. Councillor Juan Carlos Signes said the aim of the project was to instil in the youngsters the correct value and behaviour when living with a pet. And it was found more than half the children had a pet at home – mostly dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, turtles and sometimes more exotic creatures.


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Mallorca Magazin 11/2013

Sprühen statt müffeln Im Alter ist Körperpflege aufwendiger, aber unangenehm auffallen muss niemand VON SABINE MAURER

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r riecht alt. Wann immer die 41-jährige Frau ihren Vater zur Begrüßung umarmt, ist das ihr erster Gedanke. Sie hat recht, und ihr Vater ist keine Ausnahme: Der Körpergeruch verändert sich im Laufe des Lebens, alte Menschen riechen anders als junge. „Früher hat man das nur vermutet, nach einer Studie weiß man es nun”, sagt Prof. Jessica Freiherr, Geruchsforscherin am Universitätsklinikum Aachen. Bei dieser Studie in Philadelphia, die vergangenes Jahr veröffentlicht wurde, erkannten junge Probanden den Geruch von alten Menschen eindeutig. Und es gab eine Überraschung: Der „alte” Geruch wurde im Vergleich zu den Ausdünstungen von jungen und mittelalten Menschen als am angenehmsten und wenigsten intensiv beschrieben. Am schlechtesten kamen bei dieser Studie die jungen bis mittelalten Männer weg. Schuld daran war das männliche Sexualhormon Testosteron, dessen Abbauprodukte für einen sehr intensiven Geruch sorgen. Der Geruch von Frauen wurde als deutlich neutraler wahrgenommen. Dass die Probanden in der amerikanischen Studie die Gerüche von alten Menschen als angenehm empfunden haben, liegt nach Meinung der Geruchsforscherin Freiherr an ihrer neutralen Einstellung: Sie wussten nicht, was sie riechen. „Wäre ihnen gesagt worden, das ist der Schweiß von alten Menschen, wäre die Bewertung sicherlich anders ausgefallen.” Bei dem Projekt waren in Shirts in der Höhe der Achselhöhlen Pads eingenäht worden. Sie wurden drei Tage getragen und dann den Probanden unter die Nase gehalten. „Der Kontext ist beim Geruch wichtig. Wird zum Beispiel beim Schnuppern an einem guten Käse an eine Socke gedacht, dann riecht er nach einem Käsfuß”, erklärt die Wissenschaftlerin. Sie vermutet,

Übertriebene Reinlichkeit schadet der Haut

Senioren sollten darauf achten, ihren Körper zu pflegen. Krankheiten oder Medikamente können zu einem intensiveren Körpergeruch führen. Foto: Oliver Berg

dass etwa der Besuch in einem Altersheim negativ empfunden und daher auch der Geruch so beurteilt wird. Der Körpergeruch entsteht durch die Arbeit der Bakterien, wenn sie die Bestandteile des Schweißes zersetzen. Dieser besteht zu 99 Prozent aus Wasser, das verdunstet. Der Rest setzt sich zum Beispiel aus Harnstoffen, Harnsäure, Zucker und Ammoniak zusammen.

Körpergeruch entsteht durch die Zersetzung von Schweiß durch Bakterien Die Bakterien fühlen sich vor allem da wohl, wo es warm und feucht ist – also etwa in den Achselhöhlen und an Fußsohlen, die in Schuhen luftdicht verpackt sind. Sie finden dort so viel Nahrung, dass sie sich rasant vermehren – bis es irgendwann stinkt. Manche ältere Menschen riechen weniger intensiv als in jungen Jahren. Denn die Hormone

werden weniger, die Haut hat weniger Fett und Schutzstoffe, die Sekrete der Drüsen verändern sich. Für intensiven Körpergeruch gibt es – nicht nur im Alter – mehrere Gründe. Mangelnde Hygiene, Alkohol, Nikotin, bestimmte Lebensmittel und Übergewicht wirken sich immer negativ auf den Geruch aus. „Ein weiterer Grund sind Krankheiten, die im Alter eben häufiger auftreten”, erklärt der Hautarzt Heiko Grimme aus Stuttgart. So riecht etwa der Atem von nierenkranken Menschen nach Urin. Außerdem kann bei den Senioren Inkontinenz ein Thema sein. Weiterhin nehmen ältere Menschen häufiger Medikamente ein, die den Geruch verändern. Hinzu kommen die Hautfalten. Auch in diesen feuchtwarmen Stellen fühlen sich die Bakterien wohl. Grimme nennt noch weitere mögliche Gründe: So würden manche Senioren Parfüms oder Seifen benutzen, die sie alt riechen lassen. Oder der muffige Geruch von altem Mobili-

ar in ihrem Haus setzt sich in ihrer Kleidung fest. Hinzu kommt noch der Geruchssinn, der etwa ab einem Alter von 55 Jahren langsam schlechter wird: Ältere Menschen können also schwerer als jüngere ihren eigenen Körpergeruch wahrnehmen. Der Hautarzt rät Senioren, bei diesem Thema auf jeden Fall sensibel zu sein und auf gute Körperhygiene zu achten. „Man darf sich nicht vernachlässigen.” Die Geruchsforscherin Freiherr empfiehlt bei einem intensiven Körpergeruch, weite Kleidung aus Baumwolle oder anderen Naturfasern zu tragen. Benutzte Kleidung sollte nicht in den Schrank gelegt, sondern täglich gewaschen werden. „Die Bakterien sind sonst drin und leben im Schrank weiter.” Für Menschen mit Inkontinenz empfiehlt Birgit Huber vom Industrieverband Körperpflegeund Waschmittel in Frankfurt am Main absorbierende Produkte wie Einlagen, Slips oder

Inkontinenzhosen. Von unfreiwilligem Urinverlust sind in Deutschland etwa vier Millionen Menschen betroffen, es sind vor allem Senioren im Alter über 65 Jahren. „Für Menschen mit intensivem Körpergeruch sind auch parfümierte Produkte für Haut und Haar sowie stark wirkende Deos ratsam”, sagt sie. Deos hemmen die Vermehrung der Bakterien und überdecken den Geruch. Die Haut sollte vor dem Auftragen gereinigt werden. Außerdem gibt es noch die sogenannten „Antitranspirants” – sie sorgen für eine geringere Schweißbildung und damit für weniger Bakterien und dezenteren Geruch. Doch was können Personen im Umfeld tun, wenn ihnen Körpergeruch unangenehm auffällt? „Man sollte die älteren Herrschaften immer darauf ansprechen. Es droht sonst Isolierung und soziale Vereinsamung”, sagt Christa Roth-Sackenheim, Psychotherapeutin in Andernach. (dpa/tmn)

ägliches Duschen ist für eine gründliche Körperhygiene nicht nötig. Es reiche vollkommen, mit einem Waschlappen nur die Zonen, an denen sich Schweiß bildet, gründlich mit Seife zu reinigen, sagte die Hautärztin Gertraud Kremer vom Berufsverband der Deutschen Dermatologen in Berlin. Zu diesen Körperstellen zählen Hände, Füße, Achseln, der Intimbereich sowie die vordere und hintere Schweißrinne am Oberkörper, also Brust- und Rückenmitte. Für den Rest des Körpers reiche es, die Haut feucht mit dem Lappen abzuwischen. Wichtig insbesondere bei trockener Haut: nicht fest abrubbeln, nur schonende, seifenfreie Reinigungsprodukte und nur lauwarmes Wasser verwenden. Ratsam sei in diesem Fall außerdem tägliches Eincremen mit rückfettenden Substanzen. Tägliches Baden ist keine Alternative zum Duschen. Denn auch das könne der Haut extrem zu schaffen machen, sagt Kremer. Vor allem bei trockener, zu Neurodermitis neigender Haut ist beim Baden Vorsicht angebracht: Das Badewasser dürfe nicht heißer als die Körpertemperatur sein, rät die Ärztin. Am besten seien 35 oder 36 Grad und eine Badezeit von längstens 15 Minuten. (dpa/tmn)

Kostenlose Sehtests bei Specsavers Palma - Diabetes, Hirntumore, Glaucoma, Augenkrebs – es gibt eine Vielzahl von Gesundheitsproblemen, die durch einen Besuch beim Optiker aufgedeckt werden können. Darauf weist Specsavers Opticas in Santa Ponça hin. Dort werden zurzeit kostenlose Sehtests angeboten. Das Unternehmen empfiehlt den Test nicht nur, aber vor allem Menschen, die Probleme mit den Augen oder der Sicht haben. Weitere Infos auf www.specsavers.es.


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Local painter exhibits in the Virgen del Carmen There is still time to catch an exhibition being given by Maria Lorenzo Hernandez in the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre in Torrevieja. The exhibition is entitled ‘Retrato y Símbolo’ (Portraits and Icons) and as the title suggests features a series of paintings of people both portraits and group scenes of everyday life. Maria Lorenzo Hernandez was born in Torrevieja in 1977 and started her artistic life in the municipal School of Drawing and painting in the town. She studied at the University Polytechnic Valencia and in 2006 obtained her doctorate. She is

currently Professor of drawing and animation at the faculty of fine arts of San Carlos in Valencia. There are some wonderfully observed scenes in the exhibition including an elderly couple playing cards, a family group enjoying a dip in the sea or a swimming pool and a family group playing pool with the artist herself cleverly included in the lower corner of the picture. The expressions on the people’s faces of

quiet enjoyment perfectly captured. Alongside these are many individual portraits including several self-portraits of the artist herself and even some preparatory pastel sketches made in advance of one of the paintings in the exhibition. The exhibition runs until the end of January and the exhibition room inside the Virgen del Carmen cultural centre. Entrance is free and the centre is open from 8.30 am until 9.30 pm Mondays to Fridays and from 9.00 am until 9.00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Paul Mutter

‘Sight test saved my life’ When Andrew Beckett entered the Specsavers Opticas store in Santa Ponça, Mallorca for an eye test, he did not expect what was to come next. After noticing that his vision had become blurred, he suspected that it was due to age and decided to book an optician’s appointment to see if he needed some new glasses.

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URING THE SIGHT TEST the optician immediately suspected that there was a problem with his eye and advised him to go straight to casualty to have it checked out in more detail. Within 15 minutes of arriving at the hospital on a Saturday morning, Andrew was seen by the doctor and then referred to an eye specialist. The following Tuesday he underwent a series of tests to find out what was causing the problem with his eye. After a long week of waiting for the results it was confirmed that unfortunately Mr Beckett had cancer of the eye and he was quickly admitted to hospital for an operation to remove his eye. Mr Beckett then needed to undergo a series of follow up appointments including numerous appointments with a prosthetic eye optician. “I would strongly advise anyone who experiences problems with their eyes or vision to visit their opticians for a sight test right away. Regular tests are important and if you are experiencing problems it is vital that you get it checked out sooner rather than later, as it can risk your health and even your life. I had been for an eye test only last year and everything showed normal, if I had ignored my symptoms then the situation could have become a lot worse for me.” There is no history of cancer in Mr Beckett’s family and he visited the opticians regularly for routine eye tests. Cancer of the eye is a rare condition and one which often comes with little or no symptoms, so it

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was a very lucky that he decided to get an eye test when he did. There are two main types of cancer which can be found inside the eye, Primary Intraocular Cancer which starts inside the eyeball and Metastic Cancer, which starts somewhere else in the body and then spreads to the eye. Some of the symptoms of eye cancer can include; loss of vision, seeing flashing lights, a dark spot on the iris which gradually grows, a visible lump on your eyelid and pain in and around the eye. Mr Beckett has now fully recovered from his cancer and has been fitted with a prosthetic eye. “I am extremely grateful to both Specsavers and Son Espases Hospital, for the service which I received. They were both excellent, if I had not gone to the opticians when I did, the cancer would have spread and endangered my life. I highly recommend Specsavers Opticas to the English speaking community on the Costa Blanca.” There are many other conditions which can be picked up by a simple visit to the opticians, including diabetes, brain tumours and glaucoma. Specsavers Opticas on the Costa Blanca are currently offering free sight tests, to book an appointment visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest store.

“I am extremely grateful to both Specsavers and Son Espases Hospital, for the service which I received’‘.


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Government resists EU call to hike taxes further sion that has driven the unemployment rate above 26 percent. Last year’s tough fiscal reforms have increased the hardship of ordinary Spaniards in the recession and have made the government unwilling to impose yet more such measures. Spain said last week that it had cut its deficit from 9.4 percent of gross domestic product in 2011 to 6.7 percent in 2012. That slightly overshot the 6.3 percent target demanded by Brussels. Montoro said Spain’s definitive deficit figure would be sent to Brussels at the end of March after financial data from local authorities are added. He insisted it would not exceed the 6.7 percent estimate overall, however. “If it does not stay at that figure, it will be lower,” he said. The government is targeting a deficit of 4.5 percent of GDP for 2013, but the European Commission warns it is likely to be more like 6.7 percent again.

Royal palace workers to strike Madrid.—Gardeners, waiters, cooks and other workers at Spain’s royal palaces will go on strike for the first time over Easter to protest against salary cuts and longer working hours, their union said yesterday. About 500 workers of the National Heritage, the state body charged with looking after Spain’s palaces and other historical sites, will strike on Holy Thursday on March 28 and Good Friday on March 29, the CSI-F union said. Among the sites affected will be Madrid’s vast Royal Palace, built on a high bluff overlooking the Manzanares river and which is

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used for state occasions; the Valley of the Fallen mausoleum, where dictator Francisco Franco is buried; and the Escorial Palace near Madrid. While most National Heritage workers are employed at tourist sites, some are employed at the Zarzuela Palace outside Madrid, where King Juan Carlos lives with his wife Sofia. The strike would not affect the royal family, a spokesman for the royal household said. The union said the sites could lose some 100,000 visitors because of the strike.

Andrew Beckett outside the Specsavers Opticas store in Santa Ponsa.

Sight test saved my life in Majorca Santa Ponsa.—When Andrew Beckett entered the Specsavers Opticas store in Santa Ponsa for an eye test, he did not expect what was to come next.After noticing that his vision had become blurred, he suspected that it was due to age and decided to book an optician’s appointment to see if he needed some new glasses. During the sight test the optician immediately suspectedthattherewasaproblemwithhiseyeandadvised himtogostraighttocasualty to have it checked out in more detail. Within15minutesofarriving at the hospital on a Saturday morning, Andrew was seen by the doctor and then referred to an eye specialist. The following Tuesday heunderwentaseriesof tests to find out what was causing the problem with his eye. After a long week of waitingfortheresultsitwasconfirmed that unfortunately MrBecketthadcancerofthe eye and he was quickly admitted to hospital for an operation to remove his eye.

Madrid.—Spain will resist pressure from European authorities to impose more tax rises in its crisis deficitcutting efforts, its budget minister said yesterday. “We are not going to increase taxes further,” minister Cristobal Montoro said. The European Commission said on Tuesday that Spain had made good progress with the reforms demanded in return for a eurozone bailout for its banks last year, but suggested further fiscal measures. It said Spain should extend last year’s sales tax measures by limiting the number of items in the lower tax bracket and should increase environmental taxes such as that on fuel. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s conservative government imposed tax hikes and spending cuts last year to meet European authorities’ targets to lower its deficit and strengthen its finances. The collapse of a housing boom in 2008 threw Spain into a deep double reces-

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CoastRider - Edition 471 - March 12th 2013

New van for horse charity

The EHCRC Foundation is delighted to announce the arrival of the charity’s new delivery van. A spokesperson told the CoastRider, “We are now able to offer our customers a collection service for large items donated to the Easy Horse Care Charity Shops. To date we have five wonderful charity shops on the Costa Blanca. Guardamar, La Zenia, Los Montesinos, La Siesta and

Quesada. Each one is packed to the rafters with amazing treasures; you never know what you may find and every euro we raise goes towards feeding and treating our rescued equines. “ Please telephone Vicky on 636062000 to arrange collections or house clearances. For more information on locations of shops, visit the webpage www.easyhorsecare.net

La Marina St Patrick’s Day Bus The Office for the Urbanisations is very pleased to announce that we are arranging a coach to take people from San Fulgencio to the St Patrick parades in the Orihuela Costa on Sunday the 17th of March. The coach will leave the Social Centre on Urb Marina at 11:30am and will leave the Orihuela Costa at 6:30pm. The cost of the trip is 5€. To reserve your place, please come into the Office of the Urbanisations in Calle Madrid, Urb Marina.

Red Card Roy A review of Roy McDonough’s autobiography ‘Red Card Roy’ Roy McDonough’s autobiography “Red Card Roy” covers the story from early teenage years to the present of a highly talented football player and manager who became notorious for his on pitch antics and his off pitch lifestyle. From his early formative years it became clear that Roy was an outstanding athlete and was destined to have a career in sport. With encouragement from his father and a lot of effort on his part, this young star in the making soon became noticed by the people that mattered if he wanted to become a professional footballer. It was at this stage having reached the county finals with his school team that the darker side of Roy’s character first came to light. After taking several severe challenges and the referee taking no action, retribution was taken resulting in his own sending off and subsequent suspension. This was to become a recurring theme throughout his career, always with the belief that his retaliation only came at a point when he felt he was not receiving the protection he deserved from the officials and that the opposing player was beginning to take liberties. It wasn’t long before Roy was signed by one of the big clubs and enrolled in their youth team. Rising through the ranks until the day came when he was picked to play up front for the first team alongside Trevor Francis who soon went on to become Britain’s first million pound player. Having reached this point it would be easy to see this career moving forward and achieving great fame and fortune. No. For many reasons Roy’s future rested in the hands of others and his subsequent behaviour, which sadly didn’t help with his career prospects. Finding himself demoted to the second team, let go by his club, Roy began entering into a lifestyle of womanising and drinking which was to remain a large feature of his life during his football career. As with many footballers, time on his hands and money in his pocket, pubs and clubs became a mainstay with training and playing taking a back seat. Realization that he needed to be playing to maintain his lifestyle, Roy once

again began to commit himself to training and found that as a strong, big, fit and intimidating player he was able to carve a role for himself as a player a manager could turn to and rely on to put in a strong performance and control opposing players using his strength to bully them on the field without going overboard. This came with side effects as he soon became known as the type of enforcer on the field that was prevalent in football teams of the 70’s and 80’s. With this new title he became a target for other hard men which led to confrontation, retaliation and the inevitable red cards. After several moves including a spell a Chelsea, Roy found himself at Colchester Utd which was to become a team at the heart of his career as a player and manager with the pinnacle leading the team as manager to winning a Wembley final.

Throughout this story there are encounters with many famous names from the football fraternity who have battled or aided Roy along the way, tales of his sexual conquests which all go hand in hand with his drinking sessions which feature throughout. Right through highly enjoyable book, the reader is left wondering if for the sake of a few boardroom decisions Roy McDonough would be a name that would be talked about alongside other football legends rather than achieving infamy as the most Red Carded player ever to appear in the football league. A very enjoyable read which despite the title is not concentrated solely around the footballing career of the individual but more the ups and downs he has faced throughout his time as a player and manager. Paul Drewett

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Glaucoma – The Silent Destroyer of Sight This week is World Glaucoma Week and with an estimated 60 million suspected cases of glaucoma worldwide, it’s Specsavers’ aim to raise awareness about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Here is some information from Specsavers Opticas about one of the world’s leading causes of blindness and how to protect your vision. What is glaucoma and who is at risk? Glaucoma is a build-up of fluid on the eye which increases pressure and in turn damages the optical nerve. If left untreated it can lead to permanent tunnel vision and blindness. Often there are no symptoms in the first stages and vision loss occurs gradually therefore it’s hard to spot before severe damage has been done. There is no cure for this vision loss so it’s extremely important to have regular eye tests to diagnose the disease as early as possible. Over 60s are more at risk of glaucoma however babies and young adults can also be affected. People of African origin are more at risk of glaucoma at a younger age. Other high risk groups include anyone with family history of glaucoma, people who are severely short sighted, and diabetics. How is glaucoma diagnosed? An in-depth eye test is all that is required to diagnose glaucoma early. There are three tests that opticians perform to spot glaucoma; a visual examination of the optic nerve head, a check of the field of vision and

measurement of the pressure within the eye. Not all eye tests include these elements, so ask your optician. Hillary Farrington from Javea knows just how important it is to receive a thorough eye test. She visited her local optician, but was concerned that health checks were not conducted. Due to a family history of glaucoma she looked for a second opinion from Specsavers Opticas and she was very glad she did. After an eye examination, Mrs Farrington was diagnosed with glaucoma and was immediately sent to hospital for treatment. Due to the early diagnoses and quick referral, Mrs Farrington started her treatment before her vision deteriorated and now treats the glaucoma herself with eye drops. “I was delighted about the care I received from Specsavers, the eye examination was so thorough I knew I was in trusted hands. If I hadn’t gone, I may not have been diagnosed at all and my vision could be severely impaired by now.” How can you avoid eye damage from glaucoma? The best way to avoid vision loss from glaucoma is to make sure you have regular eye tests which contain health checks. The sooner the disease is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated without any loss of vision. Visit www.specsavers.es for more advice and information about caring for your eyes and to find your nearest store.

Weekly Craft Fair in La Nucía After a month of running a small but select craft market in La Nucía, the organisers are very happy to see that it is steadily becoming a meeting place for people who are looking for genuine craftwork and for the craftsmen who produce it. Every Sunday (apart from Easter Sunday, 31st of March), craftsmen and artists turn up at the Plaza Mayor, the little square in front of the Town Hall in La Nucía. www.amata.es


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Eye exam saved my sight Thanks to an early diagnosis of glaucoma by Specsavers Opticas in Javéa, Hillary Farrington has been able to treat the condition using simple eye drops and experienced no loss of vision. Hillary Farrington has a family history of glaucoma and so knows how important it is to have regular eye tests. However, when she went to a local optician near to her home in Javea, she wasn’t confident that she had received the optical health checks required, so she decided to get a second opinion. ‘I visited a local optician for an eye test last year and was not satisfied with the tests they did. I had to ask them to do the pressure test to check for glaucoma, otherwise they would not have checked. After revealing my eye pressure was high, they sent me on my way with no other treatment. I then saw an advert for Specsavers and realised the store was not far away so I

decided to book an eye test there for a second opinion.’ Specsavers Opticas gave Hillary a very thorough eye test which included three different tests for glaucoma and concluded that she was suffering from early stages of this disease. They recommended that she go straight to the hospital to get treatment and gave her a letter explaining the diagnosis to take with her. As the condition was caught early, she was able to treat the condition herself with eye drops and did not experience any vision loss which is associated with the disease. ‘I was delighted about the care I received from Specsavers, the eye examination was so thorough I knew I was in trusted hands. If I hadn’t of gone to the store, I may not have been diagnosed at all and my vision could be severely impaired by now.’ Hillary’s story illustrates the

importance of regular eye tests. Glaucoma is very difficult for the sufferer to identify before the optic nerve is severely damaged. If left untreated, it can cause permanent tunnel vision which cannot be repaired, so prompt diagnosis is essential. There are five Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa Blanca, in Calpe, Javéa, Benidorm, Guardamar and Torrevieja. To book an eye test at your nearest Specsavers store visit www.specsavers.es.


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Mind and Body

March 6, 2013

Mediterranean diet as good as statins Following a Mediterranean diet with plenty of olive oil and nuts has been found to be almost as good at reducing the risk of a heart attack as taking statins, according to Spanish researchers. They say a diet of fish, chicken, fruit and vegetables is "better than a drug" because it does not have side effects, while cholesterollowering statins can cause problems like muscle cramps. Their conclusion is based on a five-year study at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona which compared the effects of three different types of diet on the chance of having a first heart attack or stroke in almost

7,500 people at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Two of the diets were variations of the Mediterranean diet, one supplemented with nuts and the other with extravirgin olive oil. The third was a low-fat diet. The results showed that participants assigned to the Mediterranean-type diets had a 30% lower risk of having a heart attack or stroke over five years than those randomly selected for the low-fat diet. The researchers concluded that extra-virgin olive oil and nuts were probably responsible for most of the observed benefits of the Mediterranean diets. Advertorial

Eye exam saved my sight Thanks to an early diagnosis of glaucoma by Specsavers Opticas in JavĂŠa, Hillary Farrington has been able to treat the condition using simple eye drops and experienced no loss of vision. Hillary Farrington has a family history of glaucoma and so knows how important it is to have regular eye tests. However, when she went to a local optician near to her home in Javea, she wasn't confident that she had received the optical health checks required, so she decided to get a second opinion. 'I visited a local optician for an eye test last year and was not satisfied with the tests they did. I had to ask them to do the pressure test to check for glaucoma, otherwise they would not have checked. After revealing my eye pressure was high, they sent me on my way with no other treatment. I then saw an advert for Specsavers and realised the store was not far away so I decided to book an eye test there for a second opinion.' Specsavers Opticas gave

Hillary a very thorough eye test which included three different tests for glaucoma and concluded that she was suffering from early stages of this disease. They recommended that she go straight to the hospital to get treatment and gave her a letter explaining the diagnosis to take with her. As the condition was caught early, she was able to treat the condition herself with eye drops and did not experience any vision loss which is associated with the disease. 'I was delighted about the care I received from Specsavers, the eye examination was so thorough I knew I was in trusted hands. If I hadn't of gone to the store, I may not have been diag-

nosed at all and my vision could be severely impaired by now.' Hillary's story illustrates the importance of regular eye tests. Glaucoma is very difficult for the sufferer to identify before the optic nerve is severely damaged. If left untreated, it can cause permanent tunnel vision which cannot be repaired, so prompt diagnosis is essential. There are five Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa Blanca, in Calpe, JavĂŠa, Benidorm, Guardamar and Torrevieja. To book an eye test at your nearest Specsavers store visit www.specsavers.es.

Being negative can be good for your health Older people who have negative thoughts and fear for the future are more likely to live longer, a study has revealed. German scientists found those with low expectations about the future actually led healthier lives. The study into 40,000 people at the University of Erlang-Nuremberg discovered that being 'overly optimistic' in predicting a better future was associated with a greater risk of disability and death.

Older people, who tended to have a 'darker outlook' on the future, were said to be more realistic with their predictions and therefore were more likely to be accurate. In contrast, the optimistic youngsters had the sunniest outlook, overestimating their success. The researchers said pessimism about the future may encourage people to live more carefully, taking health and safety precautions.

Do you want to stop drinking? We can help. Weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous in Los AlcĂĄzares and Pilar de la Horadada. Phone 0034 679 385 105 for more information.


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Eye exam saved my sight Guilt free eating COSTA COOKING is a new series of fast, fun and easy recipes in a series of e-books promoting healthy eating by Canadian writer Karla Daracos.

THANKS TO an early diagnosis of glaucoma by Specsavers Opticas in Javéa, Hillary Farrington has been able to treat the condition using simple eye drops and experienced no loss of vision. Hillary Farrington has a family history of glaucoma and so knows how important it is to have regular eye tests. However, when she went to a local optician near to her home in Javea, she wasn’t confident that she had received the optical health checks required, so she decided to get a second opinion. “I visited a local optician for an eye test last year and was not satisfied with the tests they did. I had to ask them to do the pressure test to check for glaucoma, otherwise they would not have checked. After revealing my eye pressure was high, they sent me on my way with no other treatment. I

then saw an advert for Specsavers and realised the store was not far away so I decided to book an eye test there for a second opinion.” Specsavers Opticas gave Hillary a very thorough eye test which included three different tests for glaucoma and concluded that she was suffering from early stages of this disease. They recommended that she go straight to the hospital to get treatment and gave her a letter explaining the diagnosis to take with her. As the condition was caught early, she was able to treat the condition herself with eye drops and did not experience any vision loss which is associated with the disease. “I was delighted about the care I received from Specsavers, the eye examination was so thorough I knew I was in trusted hands. If I hadn’t of

gone to the store, I may not have been diagnosed at all and my vision could be severely impaired by now.” Hillary’s story illustrates the importance of regular eye tests. Glaucoma is very difficult for the sufferer to identify before the optic nerve is severely damaged. If left untreated, it can cause permanent tunnel vision which cannot be repaired, so prompt diagnosis is essential. There are five Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa Blanca, in Calpe, Javéa, Benidorm, Guardamar and Torrevieja. To book an eye test at your nearest Specsavers store visit www.specsavers.es

By Jack Troughton The first volume of the cookbook ‘Super Cakes and Loaves’ is now available and the busy expat hopes to change the hearts, minds and eating habits of everyone hoping to improve their health. Karla says the e-books are designed for people who care about their diet and nutrition and the end results were “100% guilt free and delicious!” And she added: “I have enjoyed cooking for my friends here in my adopted Spanish country. Many of my friends ask me questions about my recipes – especially my cakes and loaves because they are healthy and different. VITAMIN “I wanted to develop and document my recipes so that I could create cookbooks that were guidebooks to healthy, alternative cooking with modern tools, which would help change people’s lives.” Super Cakes and Loaves recipes use alternative ingredients that do not use refined products but are high in fibre and rich in vitamins and minerals. They are also low in fat and sugar yet remain rich in texture and flavour. Karla said and extensive introduction was filled with nutritional information and instructions to help people in the kitchen. “These recipes are easy, fun and fast to make.” She said her investigations of the world of health and healing had taken her to one universal conclusion: “You are what you eat!” For more information visit the website www.CostaCooking.com or email Karla@CostaCooking.com


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Eye exam saved my sight Thanks to an early diagnosis of glaucoma by Specsavers Opticas in Javéa, Hillary Farrington has been able to treat the condition using simple eye drops and experienced no loss of vision. Hillary Farrington has a family history of glaucoma and so knows how important it is to have regular eye tests. However, when she went to a local optician near to her home in Javea, she wasn't confident that she had received the optical health checks required, so she decided to get a second opinion. 'I visited a local optician for an eye test last year and was not satisfied with the tests they did. I had to ask them to do the pressure test to check for glaucoma, otherwise they would not have checked. After revealing my eye pressure was high, they sent me on my way with no other treatment. I then saw an advert for Specsavers and realised the store was not far away so I decided to book an eye test there for a second opinion.' Specsavers Opticas gave

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nosed at all and my vision could be severely impaired by now.' Hillary's story illustrates the importance of regular eye tests. Glaucoma is very difficult for the sufferer to identify before the optic nerve is severely damaged. If left untreated, it can cause permanent tunnel vision which cannot be repaired, so prompt diagnosis is essential. Specsavers Opticas are currently offering free eye tests at their Marbella and Fuengirola stores. To book an appointment in Marbella call 952 863 332, or in Fuengirola call 952 467 837 or visit www.specsavers.es.

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MALAGA FOR SALE PROPERTY FOR SALE Business premises for sale, 163 square metres in Malaga. For further information contact Tel: 952 789 076 COUNTRY BUNGALOW 2 beds. Good access. 20 mins to Malaga. fully furnished. move straight in. Tel: 699 759 744. €192,000 fincamino@hotmail.co.uk MARBELLA - HOUSE 2 beds.Triplex with big terrace and own pool. 500.000 €. Tel: 952 902 011.

SHORT TERM LET AVAILABLE COSTA DEL SOL LOVELY HOLIDAY APT. TorroxPark. Panoramic views. 2 bedrooms, large terrace, air con., comm. pool. Low rent till end of May. 콯 607 924 402. IF YOU WANT to rent, buy or let your holiday apartment, remember our name, give us a call now! 952 771 339 info@completely marbella.com. www.completelym arbella.com LUXURY PENTHOUSE to let for short term. 3 bed, 3 bath, 194 m2, 180 €/day. For more Info visit www.costadelsolrentals.dk o. Tel. 951 239 273. VILLA. Lovely 2 bed, 2 bath with garden and pool, close to amenties. Beachside el paraiso barronal. min stay 2 wks. JuneSept end. 622 532 230/952 887 737 CALAHONDA VILLA Cipreses 3 bed - 2 bath still available 15.06. 10.07, 1.08 - 15.08 ideal for families with children, weekly rent from 850 €, from owner, call 650 460 664.


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902 444 300 or www.ticktackticket.com ■ WRITERS GROUP For details call Patricia on 636 675 127 or Mark on 639 280 286 ■ OTHER EVENTS Every Sunday: Handcrafts. Old Town. Pl Quijano, 11.0015.00 ■ IFA INSTITUCIÓN FERIAL ALICANTINA (Alicante Exhibition Centre) 콯 96 665 76 00. www.feria-alicante.com Exit 72 on Alicante-Murcia highway Feb 15-17 & Feb 22-24: Caravaning fair. Mar 2-4: Cosmetic and hairdressing fair. Mar 8-10: Sweet Festival. Cakes and Cupcakes fair. Mar 15-17 & Oct 11-13: Outlet fair. Discounts from 70% to 90% Mar 23-24: Manga exhibition fair. Apr 6-7: Classic cars, bikes and accessories exhibition. Apr 17-18 & Oct 23-24: Leather shoes and accessories fair. Apr 19-21 & Nov 22-24: FIRAUTO. Second hand cars and bikes fair. Apr 19-21: On two wheels. Bikes and motorbikes exhibition and events. Apr 26-28: Antiques fair. Sep 20-22: I love you baby. Baby orientaded products and services fair. Sep 25-27: Ferretika. Professional hardware, DIY and paint fair. Oct 18-20 & Oct 25-27: FIRAHOGAR. Hosehold, furniture and decoration fair. Nov 8-10: Expofiesta. Traditional fiestas fair. Nov 8-10: Levante Erotic fair. Open Air Auditory at IFA music events: Jun 8 at 22.00: Alejandro Sanz concert. Prices start at 34€. Jul 6 at 22.00: Julio Iglesias concert. Prices start at 60€ ■ ALICANTE DE CINE Open air cinema at San Juan beach (Parking 2) Free admission.

ALTEA ■ TOURIST INFO C/Sant Pere, 11 96 584 41 14 altea@touristinfo.net FRIDAYS at 10.00: Spanish conversation for foreigners at Centro Cultural in Altea la Vella. Join in by calling 660 33 72 33 or clubdeconversacion @gmail.com Tango Argentina & Salsa with Marilu and Pedro in Cervecería Algar at Conde de Altea, 23. More info on 676 150404 Marilu, or visit www.marilufischer.com ■ EXHIBITIONS At Casa de Artistas Anders Faber C/ Mayor 13. Open Tues-Sat 11.30-14.30 & 17-20.30 ■ AMSTERDAM ART GALLERY CAFÉ - GALLERY 'EL DOLCE' Ctra Callosa 58, Altea la Vella 콯 687 508 985 www.amsterdam-artgellery. com

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From 9.00-14.00 & 17.00-19.00 ■ THE FUSION GALLERY C/ Jesús 1. 콯 902 888 066 www.thefusiongallery.com Open Thurs-Sat 19.30-22.30 ■ CENTRO SOCIAL 콯 96 584 30 75 centresocialaltea@ctv.es Theatre for children aged between 5 - 12. Fridays 17.3019.30 Every Thursday, from 10.3011.30, massage workshops for pregnant mothers, and new parents. Yoga, Well-being, Aikido, Pilate's, Basic Massage, Belly Dancing, Painting and Spanish and English for foreigners. ■ PALAU DE ALTEA C/Alcoy, 18. 콯 96 688 19 64 Visit www.palaualtea.com Tickets at www.servicam.es Jan 19 at 20.30: Piano concert. From four to six hands. by Song Myung-Ok, So MiJung and Cho Hae-Won. Tickets: 8€

■ TERRA MÍTICA 콯 902 02 02 20 www.terramiticabenidorm .com ■ BENIDORM PALACE 콯 96 585 16 60 www.benidormpalace.es Mar 31 at 21.30: MALU in concert. (Famous Spanish singer, now also presenter/ coach on TV programme 'La Voz). Tickets can be purchased at €25 - €30 through www.ticketmaster.es or at the box office. ■ AIRPORT BUS SERVICE 9.00, 12.00, 13.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00, 19.00, 21.00. Mon to Sun. One way cost 8€, and 16 return. Book your tickets at Benidorm Bus Station 콯 902 42 22 42 or visit www.alsa.es >Please double check all times by phone or on web page<

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■ TOURIST INFO Avda País Valencia 콯 96 573 22 25 benissa@touristinfo.net Sunday walks organised by AVIVA Benissa. Must bring comfortable clothes and shoes (weather proof recommended), drink and snacks. Feb 17: Port - Cap de Sant Antoni - Molins de les Planes (Xàbia). Leaving from Manuel Bru school car

■ COURSES: Pilates, Aerobics, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Keep fit for pensioners, Capoeira, Ballet for children, Taekwondo, Flamenco and Sevillanas, Spanish lessons for foreigners, Lacemaking, Lace borders and Memory class (MASSMA). All courses at the Centro Cultural. Walking Programme Organised by Grupo de Sendeismo Beniarbeig. All walks start at 8.00 from Pl. 9 d'Octubre, outside the Town hall. We go by car to the starting point. For info please email: turisme@beniarbeig.org or by calling the Town hall.

BENIDORM ■ TOURIST INFO Avda Europa. 콯 96 586 00 95 Pl Canalejas 콯 96 680 59 14 turinfo_centro@benidorm.org ■ WALDORF ASSOCIATION Ptda els Tolls, 5. 콯 96 586 10 80 / 639 50 99 84 www.escuela-waldorf.org ■ AULA DE CULTURA CAM C/ Alameda 19. 콯 902 100 112 ■ TANGO ARGENTINO with Marilu Fischer. Every Saturday at Hotel Nereo, Rincón de Loix. After the classes, Milonga until 00.30. For more info call Marilu on 676 150404 or visit www.marilufischer .com ■ EUROPEAN LIBRARY English books, to join just take your passport along with you. Avda Juan Fuster Zaragoza, Edif. Aquarium III. 10.15-13.30 & 17-20.00 weekdays. Saturday mornings. 콯 96 680 47 81, email bibrincon1@benidorm.org ■ MUNDOMAR Marine and exotic animal park. Tickets: 18.50€ for adults or 16.50€ for children. www.mundomar.es ■ TERRA NATURA 콯 902 500 414 www.terranatura.com Adults 25€ Children & Senior Citizens 20€.

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park at 8.30. Mar 24: Castell de la Solana (Benissa). Leaving from shooting range La Solana at 9.00. May 19: Castell de l'Ocaive (Pedreguer) Leaving from Manuel Bru school car park at 8.30. ■ MUNICIPAL CINEMA C/ Pare Andreu Ivars, 21 Salon de Actos at the Casa de Cultura. ■TREKING Guided tours on Sundays. leaving from Pl Jaume I at 8.45. (private cars). Inscriptions and more info on 96 573 13 13. Bring your own water, food and comfy shoes ■ TURURAC For details on a variety of outdoor activities, guided walks etc contact 콯 96 578 23 60 or 630 992 488 or see their website: www.tururac.com ■ CLASSIC CARS MEETING And live music every Sunday at Music Gasolinera Bar Ctra Calpe-Moraira, Km 2.5 콯 678 664 880 www.gasolinera-bar.com ■ LA SEU UNIVERSITARIA C/Purísima, 57-59 First Sunday of the month at 19.00: 'Chamber Music Concert' in aid of Centro de Alzheimer de Teulada. Meditation workshop every Wed. at 20.30 etc Cultural activities &

courses: Spanish lessons, Information, echnology, Aerobics, Martial arts, Yoga

BENITATXELL ■ TOURIST INFO C/ La Font 콯 96 649 35 46 ■ BOOK FAIR every Thursday from 11.00 to 15.00 at Rusty's Restaurant in The Garden. Pueblo Alcázar. (Near new Mercadona) ■ DANCE AND FITNESS classes for adults (Dancercise, Tai Chi, Salsa dance, Zumba, Dancercise) and Classes for kids (Stage door, Dance, drama, street dance, Zumba,Grease rehearsals, Street Jazz, etc) More info on 680 673 871 www.stagedoor-spain.com ■ CUMBRE DEL SOL GALLERY AND WI MARKET Gift shop and wellbeing centre for artists and craftspeople's exhibits. The WI market is every Saturday from 10.00 and on Friday's, free Spanish lessons and coffee morning at 11.00. For information or details on joining their club 콯 36 929 326 (Tanya) or see web: www.elclubcasero.com

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Eye exam saved my sight Thanks to an early diagnosis of glaucoma by Specsavers Opticas in Javéa, Hillary Farrington has been able to treat the condition using simple eye drops and experienced no loss of vision. Hillary Farrington has a family history of glaucoma and so knows how important it is to have regular eye tests. However, when she went to a local optician near to her home in Javea, she wasn't confident that she had received the optical health checks required, so she decided to get a second opinion. 'I visited a local optician for an eye test last year and was not satisfied with the tests they did. I had to ask them to do the pressure test to check for glaucoma, otherwise they would not have checked. After revealing my eye pressure was high, they sent me on my way with no other treatment. I then saw an advert for Specsavers and realised the store was not far away so I decided to book an eye test there for a second opinion.' Specsavers Opticas gave

Hillary a very thorough eye test which included three different tests for glaucoma and concluded that she was suffering from early stages of this disease. They recommended that she go straight to the hospital to get treatment and gave her a letter explaining the diagnosis to take with her. As the condition was caught early, she was able to treat the condition herself with eye drops and did not experience any vision loss which is associated with the disease. 'I was delighted about the care I received from Specsavers, the eye examination was so thorough I knew I was in trusted hands. If I hadn't of gone to the store, I may not have been diag-

nosed at all and my vision could be severely impaired by now.' Hillary's story illustrates the importance of regular eye tests. Glaucoma is very difficult for the sufferer to identify before the optic nerve is severely damaged. If left untreated, it can cause permanent tunnel vision which cannot be repaired, so prompt diagnosis is essential. There are five Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa Blanca, in Calpe, Javéa, Benidorm, Guardamar and Torrevieja. To book an eye test at your nearest Specsavers store visit www.specsavers.es.


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JEREMY THOMPSON @ EL RINCÓN Jeremy Thompson was spotted with friends enjoying a beer at El Rincón de La Sala, San Pedro, Marbella.

has reported from nearly 100 countries around the globe and has run the foreign bureaux in Asia, Africa and the USA.

The Sky News presenter is one of Britain’s most experienced television newsmen, Jeremy has been a correspondent for Sky News, the BBC and ITN, covering many of the major news events of our time. He

Among the awards received for his work are an Emmy from the US Academy of TV Arts and Sciences, three Gold Medals for Best News Reporter from the New York TV Festival, and the Royal Television Society

award for Sky’s coverage of the Kosovo conflict. He was named RTS Presenter of the Year in 2006.

SANTA MARIA GIVES BACK Santa María Golf & Country Club hosted a golf tournament to raise funds for the Spanish Cancer Association based in Marbella (AECC) and the Spanish palliative care unit based in Málaga (FBB), in honour of Terry Wills (2011 Santa Maria captain who died last December).

“The amount raised was 9,297 Euros. Thank you for the amazing effort from everybody, especially our major sponsor, Santa María Golf Club, who provided the course and the buggies for the entire event.”

POSITIVELY PINK Last month, the Pink Ladies dance class organised their first fundraising event in aid of Cudeca at Tikitano Restaurant. This small group of friends and exercise enthusiasts have all been touched by cancer and wanted to make a difference and create a great event for their friends and local community to enjoy. The event included a three course meal and entertainment by the Rat Pack and was a resounding success. The 200 tickets sold out within just a week and many local businesses supported the cause, through sponsorship and donating gifts to the wish trees on each table. Specsavers Opticas in Fuengirola and Marbella each donated a 200€ voucher to be used to buy glasses or contact

lenses in their stores. These were part of the auction which raised 1,500€ for the cause. Judy Borland, Director of Specsavers Fuengirola said “It was great to be able to support this fundraising event and contribute to this important cause. Specsavers is committed to giving to charity and we look forward to taking part in more events like this.’’ In total the event raised 8,500€ and they want to make the event an annual affair. The Pink Ladies will be arranging a monthly Strictly Ballroom Tea Dance at Tikitano which will include a fundraising raffle for Cudeca. The first event will be on Wednesday 6th February from 15.30 and there will be a full afternoon tea and a ballroom class. For tickets call Vivian +34 690 083 113.

A TASTE OF RUSSIA IN SPAIN Moscow Delicatessen celebrated two years of purveying gastronomic delights from former Soviet countries in 21 outlets in Spain as the Russian-speaking population continues to grow. “Most of the caviar on sale in Spain is from Alaska, but the red caviar we sell is sourced in Habarovsk

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Jane confirms dreams really do come true SUR IN ENGLISH At Cambridge 800 they know that losing weight is only half the battle but that keeping it off long term is what really matters. All new consultants begin their journey with Cambridge 800 as customers and after seeing how well the steps programme works for them, and experiencing firsthand the level of support they receive, many decide that they too want to help others manage their weight. They know intimately the problems you face, the discrimination, the jokes and the pain. Having been at both ends of the scales - literally. They talk from experience and understand how hard it can be if you have weight to lose. They also understand the health benefits associated with a healthy weight and BMI. Jane, now a Cambridge 800 consultant herself and pictured here ‘before and after’, had half

Those who walk in a public place or attend a public event in Vélez-Málaga “shirtless,” or who do not wear “appropriate clothing”, with the exception of on beaches and on the seafront promenade, could now face fines of between 50 and 100 euros, after the Town Hall approved a new bylaw on this issue at a council meeting last week.

It is one of several new regulations and penalties that are being introduced in the municipality. For instance, those who ride horses or donkeys in unauthorised areas will now be fined, as will those who offer a service on the streets, such as massages, hairstyling, tarot readings and car cleaning, without a licence.

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Specsavers Specsavers stores act as drop-off points for charity donations

Costa del Sol opticians’ charity chain SUR IN ENGLISH Throughout December, Specsavers Opticas in Marbella and Fuengirola are taking part in a Christmas charity appeal to provide food, clothing and gifts to children and families who may otherwise go without. All Specsavers stores in Spain will be acting as drop-off points for donations on behalf of various local charities. Business Development Manager, José Ángel Moral-Tajadura tells us: “Supporting charitable causes this Christmas is important to us with many families on the Costa del Sol feeling the effects of the recession, not to mention children with cancer who need our help to have a happy Christmas. Our stores are passionate about their chosen charities and are all doing their bit to encourage donations.” Specsavers Opticas in Marbella are collecting new and second hand toys for children with cancer on behalf of charity AECC (Asociación Española Contra el Cancer). AECC

Fines for those who walk around Vélez shirtless

A SPECSAVERS CUSTOMER GIVES A DONATION TO THE COSTA WIDE CHARITY APPEAL. distribute the toys to children with cancer in hospital and at home in the Marbella area. Specsavers Opticas Fuengirola are collaborating with their local branch of the Red Cross and collecting non-perishable food and items for babies which will be distributed to those in need over the festive period. Required items include rice, sugar, coffee, pulses, milk, pasta, tuna, toiletries, cleaning products and powdered baby

milk. All donated gifts will then be collected by the various charities and delivered to local families for this Christmas and Three Kings. Specsavers Marbella is located in Avenida Ricardo Soriano 12 (next to Massimo Dutti) and the Fuengirola store is on Avenida Ramón y Cajal 6 (near the bus station). To find out more visit www.specsavers.es

The Marbella Town Hall says it wants to open negotiations with the Ministry of Development to improve access to the A-7 from some of the municipality’s main residential areas and, as such, has carried out a study to present to Madrid. Amongst the priorities are access to the highway from Las Chapas, Elviria, Cabopino, Torre Real, El Rosario, the town centre, Bello Horizonte, Nagüeles and the Ojén road. Councillor for Public Works, Javier García, stated in a press conference this week: “The idea is to improve traffic flow in these areas, and improve pedestrian safety.” A previous more ambitious project announced by the central government to build 12 service roads at a cost of 70 million euros was shelved.

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Houses demolished for new square Three houses have been demolished in Estepona, on the site where the new San Miguel square is due to be constructed. The move has sparked debate between the town’s PSOE (socialist) and Partido Popular parties, with the socialist (and now opposition) party spokesman, David Valadez, claiming that only two months after the Town Hall purchased the land, the properties were declared to be in a state of ruin. However, members of the PP claim that the sale was part of a process of expropriation that had already begun by the previous administration, as part of the Special Protection Plan of the town centre, and, in addition, that the 300,000 euros paid was for the plot of land, not the three houses.

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New rules for windsports introduced The increasing popularity of windsports in Estepona has resulted in the Town Hall introducing a new set of beach regulations. The main aim of the rules is to ensure that these sports are “carried out responsibly and that safety is ensured for participants and beach-goers”, according to a council spokesman. President of the Estepona Kitesurfing Club, José Francisco Ramos, tells SUR: “We’re fully backing these regulations and have been working alongside the Town Hall in the promotion of windsports. There needs to be a set of rules in place considering the increasing number of people taking up this type of activity, particularly in areas like Guadalmansa.” The regulations, which state that areas designated for kitesurfing and windsurfing must be clearly marked, and those who undertake these activities must have some form of civil liability insurance, will come into effect before summer next year, having already been approved.


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ALCALALÍ Market Day: Friday ■ TOURIST INFO C/ de Alicante, 1 (Jalón) 콯 966 481 017 ■ Palma Concerts www.palmaconcerts.webs.com Call Jan 콯 966 480 594 / 686 508 634 for more information. Tickets 20€ on the night or 18€ in advance from the following points of sale: Ingrid's Delikatessen (Denia indoor market) Quicksave (both in Jávea), Cornish Pride (Moraira), Bookshop Europa (Calpe), Cosas Nobles (Altea), La Risa (Jalón), The Corner Shop (Orba) or see www.palmaconcerts.webs.com ■ WORKSHOPS Yoga classes Monday and Thursday at 10.00 at the Centro Cívico y Social Tai-Chi course on Friday, 09.30-12.00

ALCOY Market Day: Wed & Sat ■ TOURIST INFO C/ Sant Lorenç, 2. 콯 96 553 71 55 alcoi@touristinfo.net ■ CULTURAL CENTRE Avda Pais Valencia 1 콯 96 553 71 42 Mon-Fri from 17.30-20.30 Sat - 10.30-13.30 centrecultural@alcoi.org ■ PERMANENT EXHIBITION Archaeological Museum, Placeta del Carbo.Mon to Fri 09.00-14.00.Free admission. Fiesta Museum Calle San Miquel, 60-62. Tues-Fri 11.00-13.00 & 17.30-

19.30. Bank holidays, Sat & Sun 10.30-13.30 ■ SALESIANOS THEATRE Pl Mossén Josep, 1. 콯 96 554 09 87 ■ TEATRO CALDERÓN Pl España, 14 . 콯96 554 94 03 www.teatrocalderón.com

ALFAZ DEL PI /ALBIR Market Day Alfaz: Friday Market Day Albir: Sunday RASTRO: Every Sat & Sun at Don Quijote. For more info please call 900 111 909 ■ CASA DE CULTURA Plaza Juan Carlos I, S/N. 콯 96 588 9423 or 96 588 9424. www..lalfas.es Forum Mare Nostrum exhibition to celebrate the 'Hospital Sueco-Noruego' in Alcoi 75th Anniversary from Monday 26 Nov to Friday 11 Jan 2013. The casa de cultura bar will have tapas and drinks at special prices these days! Nov 23 to Dec 10: Amas de casa art exhibition. Dec 29 at 18.00: 'Alici@.com' Children's theatre play at the Casa de Cultura. Dec 14- Jan 3: Art Avant association painting exhibition. Inauguration on Dec 14 at 20.00. ■ CIJ (Centro Info Juvenil) C/ Cami de la Mar. Casa de Cultura~ 콯96 588 7435. juventud@lalfas.com www.lalfasjove.com ■ CINEMA Subtitled original version films Thursdays at 20.00 at the Auditorio. Donation: 2€

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■ TOURIST INFO C/Federico Garcia Llorca 11 (next to Town Hall) 콯 96 588 89 05 alfasdelpi@touristinfo.net ■ TOURIST INFO ALBIR Avda Oscar Esplá 1 Tues - Fri from 10.00-14.00 콯 96 686 70 23 or 콯 655 875 482 alfasplaya@touristinfo ■ MUSEO 'VILLA ROMANA DEL ALBIR 콯 96 588 94 23 or 96 588 9424 museovillaromana@alfas.com Open Sat, Sun & holidays: 10.00-12.00 Tues to Sat: 10-12.00 & 18 -21.00 ■ MUSEO DELSO Sculptures and murals C/Topazi, 12, Colonia Escandinavia. Open Tues-Sat 10-13.00. 콯 96 588 95 17. ■ FUNDACIÓN FRAX Cultural exhibition centre. Paseo de las Estrellas, 3 Albir 콯 966 86 40 40 www.fundacionfrax.org fundacion@fundacionfrax.org Open Tues-Fri from 10.00-19.00 & Sat, Sun and Bank holidays 10.00-14.00. Mondays closed. ■ RESTAURANT HeartBreak Albir www.hbhspain.com 콯 96 584 40 60. Jazz Night Live jazz every Thursday at 22.00. Free admission. Reservations recommended for dinners. Soul Night: Sea Club resident group playing live every Friday at 23.00. Reservations recommended for dinners. ■ SCULPTURE PARK GARDENS Cami del Pinar, 23. Carboneras 콯 96 686 02 30 www.klein-schreuder.com

Dec 16-Jan 27: Sculptures exhibition by Salvador Mollà named 'Amagatalls'. Visits from 10.00-14.00 by appointment. ■ FORUM MARE NOSTUM Camí del Pinxo, 2 콯 96 687 84 00 info@forum-marenostrum.com ■ CASA SJENGARDEN CULTURAL C/ Sierra Nevada, 6. El Cautivador 콯 96 686 05 22 chris@sjengarden.nl or visit website: fredywubben.nl ■ ANNEKE RESIDENCE C/Riu Castells, 3 콯96 681 40 34 Sun-Sat from 10.00-18.00 ■ LA COSTA CULTURAL LCC Newsletter or excursions 콯 96 686 0735 or email: pdawson802t@cv.gva.es. NORDIC WALKING www.nordicwalkingcv.com 655 87 97 11 or 606 213 074

International Chamber Orchestra

Alfas del Pi Music Society will present two concerts on December 15 & 16. On Saturday 15 December, the International Chamber Orchestra will play in the Casa de Cultura at 8pm. They will perform popular classics by Vivaldi, Bach, Marcello, Rossini and Mozart.

On Sunday 16 December, the group will perform the same programme in Funfacion Frax in Albir at midday. Led by the virtuoso violinist, Joaquin Palomares, the orchestra has musicians from five countries. Tickets are 10 euros for nonmembers.

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Costa Blanca opticians' charity chain... Help us to help a charity this Christmas Throughout December, all five Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa Blanca are taking part in a Christmas charity appeal to provide food, clothing and gifts to children and families who may otherwise go without. All stores will be acting as drop off points for donations on behalf of various local charities. Business Development Manager, José Ángel MoralTajadura tells us "Supporting charitable causes this Christmas is important to us with many families on the Costa Blanca feeling the effects of the recession, not to mention children in care who need our help to have a happy Christmas. Our stores are passionate about their chosen charities and are all doing their bit to encourage donations." Specsavers Opticas in Benidorm, Calpe and Javea are taking part in the annual Toy Drive campaign for The Friends of the Children of EMAUS, a completely voluntary group of individuals, based in the Northern Costa Blanca, whose purpose is to raise much-needed funds for the children in the EMAÚS children's shelters. Their toy drive will provide presents for the Children of EMAUS spending this Christmas in care and the stores are urging locals to donate new, unwrapped toys, board games, gifts and clothes. Carole Saunders

from the charity says "People needn't spend much, even something simple such as a woolly hat or some colouring books would make lovely gifts for the children of EMAUS." Donations of non perishable food and children's toys would be greatly appreciated at Specsavers Opticas in Guardamar where they are collecting on behalf of Caritas charity. Caritas is a charity working on behalf of needy families and individuals, who for whatever reason find themselves without the basic necessities of life, such as food, clothing and shelter. They are focusing on supporting local men who are out of work or experiencing difficult times and all donations will be distributed within Guardamar this Christmas. Specsavers Opticas in Torrevieja are welcoming donations of canned food and children's toys on behalf of Torrevieja Lions Club. The Lions Club is best known for fighting blindness. It helps

local Spanish residents in need, and also sends muchneeded supplies such as eyeglasses to third world countries. The charity has requested any wrapped presents to be labelled for ages and gender appropriateness. The store has also been collecting glasses for Torrevieja Lions Club over the past year and will be presenting these to the charity to be distributed to third world countries. Please help us put the smile back on a child's face this Christmas by making a gift or food donation to any of the Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa Blanca. All donated gifts will then be collected by the various charities and delivered to local families for this Christmas and Three Kings. To find your nearest Specsavers store to make a donation, visit

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A Specsavers customer gives a donation to the Costa wide charity appeal


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The dentist and AIDS Concept December 1 is World AIDS Day. Thirty-one years ago, on this day in 1981, the first case of this disease was diagnosed. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It is an infectious disease produced by HIV-1, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, a retrovirus originating from the African Chimpanzee. It infects lymphocytes CD4+ and other human cells. These lymphocytes are leucocytes (white cells) and they organise and regulate the defence mechanism against infection. As the disease progresses these lymphocytes are destroyed and infections, which normally would not be able to develop, are able to take hold. There is also a less virulent form classified as HIV-2. Epidemiology Statistics from the last six years indicate that the pandemic is stable in regions such as SubSaharan Africa, the Caribbean and India, where it previously continued to spread. Since 1981, it has caused 30 million deaths (53,226 in Spain). In 2010, there were 2.7 million new cases (930 in Spain) and 1.8 million deaths (1,600 in Spain). Last year, there were 34.2 million people with AIDS (80,827 in Spain). However, in the last six years the death rate has fallen by 21% due to new treatments

and prevention programmes.

Contagion The HIV virus is labile and dies when exposed to various physical factors, eg 30 minutes at 50 degrees or chemicals such as alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, glutaraldehyde or sodium hypochlorite. In theory, any interchange of body fluid from an infected person to a non-infected person can be contagious. However, the highest risks of contagion are: 1. Penetration without condom protection between people who are unaware that they are infected with HIV. 2. Repeated use and sharing injection needles without sterilisation. Vertical transmission from an infected mother to child during the prenatal period is improbable now due to the latest treatments. At the dental surgery Transmission from patient to dentist is difficult. After a prick from an HIV contaminated needle there is a 0.3% risk factor of developing the disease, as compared to a 30% risk factor from a Hepatitis B contaminated needle. Therefore professionals should not hesitate to treat these patients. Also, there is very little risk (0.9%) of HIV patients developing complications after dental treatments. Any dental surgery now-

adays undertakes preventative aseptic measures that make transmission from dentist to patient impossible.

Oral lesions More than 90% of the HIV positive population will have at least one oral manifestation during the course of the disease before starting anti-retro viral treatment. Oral disease can be the first sign of By Professor Ambrosio Bermejo HIV infection, so it Fenoll, University Professor in Oral Health is important that the dental surgeon has hospital facility to begin imthe appropriate preparation for mediate treatment. dealing with this possibility. In the past, patients died as The oral diseases related to a result of HIV infection. Since HIV include: from fungus 1986, anti-retro viral treatment (candidiasis and histoplasmohas developed. sis), from bacteria (periodontal Modern anti-retro viral diseases and tuberculosis), therapy (TARGA) maintains from a virus (herpes simplex, the patients asymptomatic and herpes zoster, oral hairy leukoin 96% of the cases with no plakia and warts) and cancer danger of transmitting the virus. (Kaposi's sarcoma and NonHowever, we should not forget Hodgkin lymphoma). that the barrier method is still the best form of protection Treatment Oral diseases, due to a low Prof. Dr. Ambrosio Bermejo level of natural defences, need Fenoll specific treatment. Centro de Odontología InWhen it is a suspected case tegral, C/ Alfonso XII, 16, 1º, of HIV, the diagnosis must be 8ª, 03203 Elche (Alicante) confirmed by a study of the Tel: 96 545 1865 specific antibodies and blood Email: ambrosio.bermejo@ virus. Then the patient should telefonica.net be directed to an appropriate

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Jenny Wren helps local opticians celebrate a spec-tacular anniversary! Look out for Specsavers' Green Men to claim your goodie bag! On Thursday 29th November comedienne Jenny Wren will be hosting a raffle to raise money for The Friends of the Children of EMAUS as part of the first anniversary celebrations for Specsavers Opticas in Benidorm. Prizes include a 150€ pair of glasses and tickets are on sale at the store from 24th November. Store Director Phil Morgan said "We're very pleased to be celebrating our first birthday by raising money for EMAUS and having a fun day for all our customers. Specsavers has been raising money for the charity throughout the year and we will be presenting Jenny with a cheque at the Open Day. I hope that all visitors will get behind this charity and buy raffle tickets before and during the event so that we can raise as much as possible for this excellent cause. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate with us on Thursday 29th; we look forward to seeing you there."

The Open Day starts at 11.00 and special guest Jenny Wren will be there from 18.00 entertaining the guests and selling raffle tickets. There will be music, nibbles, drinks and a party atmosphere throughout the day. Keep an eye out for Specsavers' Green Mystery Man, who will be giving out birthday goodies to lucky guests and passers-by. The 'Friends of the Children of EMAÚS' are a completely voluntary group of individuals, based in the Northern Costa Blanca, whose purpose is to raise much-needed funds for the children in the EMAÚS children's shelters and improve their quality of life in any way they can. Find out more on

www.fcemaus.friendsof thechildrenofemaus.com Specsavers Opticas is located in c/ de Gambó 2, Benidorm. Call 965 859 577 to book an eye test or visit www.specsavers.es for more information.

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COSTA NEWS, November 23-29, 2012

PRIME MINISTER TAKE NOTE A MAN who suffered horrific injuries alter he was attacked and pushed into the road, where he was dragged under the wheels of a lorry, is alive and kicking today thanks to the dedication and expertise of 34 NHS staff who refused to give him up for dead. Lewis Godfrey, 23, suffered such horrendous injuries that doctors on the scene pronounced him dead twice. He was so badly injured that his organs were strewn over the road. Medical staff that attended the incident could do little except try to put him back together and wrap him in blanket to keep him in one piece. He then spent 16 days in a coma and was expected to have brain damage and be paralysed, but five months later and thanks to the team of medical staff at Nottingham Queens Medical Centre he has survived and is on the road to recovery. This amazing dedication by the team is something that David Cameron should take notice of. Rather than think of themselves, they channelled all their energies into saving Mr Godfrey and have asked for nothing in return. Rather than making cuts to services such as health, the police, the fire brigades and the armed forces, he should be looking at ways in which to improve their working conditions.

THE FINGER OF SUSPICION OPERATION Yew Tree is well underway and as I have said on previous occasions there are a lot of people out there who are waiting for the knock on the door by police officers investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse case. I am a firm believer in people being innocent until proven guilty so I have some sympathy with comedian Freddy Star who has been accused of molesting Karin Ward when she was just 14-years-old. Mr Starr has, of course, denied all of the accusations and even went so far as to say he had never met his accuser but a video has emerged of the pair of them together on Savile's show 'Clunk Click' in 1974. A long time ago I know and of course over time memories fade, especially ones that have come back to bite you. Mr Starr has aid that the accusation has ruined his life and that all he wants to do is end it all. I hope he doesn't because if what he says is true, he will need to alive to defend himself unlike Savile, who come what may has escaped justice.

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DEATHBED CONFESSION THE GREAT Train Robbery has finally given up one of its greatest secrets following the deathbed confession of James 'Big Jim' Hussey that he was the masked man who coshed train driver Jack Mills during the robbery 49 years ago. Mr Mills never recovered from the head injuries he received and died seven years later. Hussey, who died in St Chistopher's Hospice, Sydenham, last week, admitted to the attack just before he passed away. A family friend is believed to have said that after keeping the attack secret for so many years, he decided to tell the truth once he knew he didn't have long to live. This confession finally puts to bed the last mystery surrounding the robbery and also kills the myth that the infamous Ronnie Biggs was the attacker. It also shows that despite all of the hype about the criminal fraternity of the time being simple cheeky chappies they were in fact just as prone to violence as their modern day counterparts.

TIME FOR A REALITY CHECK I HAVE long believed that government ministers live in a parallel universe where what they do has little or nothing to do with the real world and where they are able to pursue their crackpot ideas to their hearts' content safe in the misguided knowledge that everything is rosy in the garden.

General Sir David Richards

Well it's time for a reality check and that's exactly what the head of the armed forces General Sir David Richards has given them. Speaking out over the recent and ongoing defence cuts, the general said that ministers' demands have not been revised to correspond with the reduced size of the armed forces and they are now demanding too much from fewer troops. In other words there are just not enough servicemen and women to cope with the ever increasing demands of government ministers who think they have an unending supply of cannon fodder with which to exercise their influence on the world stage.

Sorry mate but those days are over. Today's servicemen and women are severely overstretched and they can no longer hop from crisis to crisis without proper breaks. This government no longer has a the military capability to take on conflicts wherever they may be and despite its very expensive recruiting campaign on the TV and its plan to increase the size of the TA it has to realise that its recent defence cuts have decimated its front line capabilities. General Sir David Richards said: "Often politicians say to me, 'can you go and do this?' I say to them 'with what?'" The general also said that despite the cuts, the armed forces could cope with what it has on its plate at the moment with the resources it has available but he warned that this does not mean it was able to take on any new commitments. As I said earlier, ministers tend to live in another world, far away from the realities of life so perhaps they need to spend some time on the ground in Afghanistan and see for themselves how much stress is being placed on the people whose lives they play with.

NOTHING BUT GREED DON'T BE surprised by this, be angry. Power companies profits have surged by 38% and your bills have jumped a quarter. The nation's second biggest supplier, Scottish & Southern Energy made a massive 397.5 million pounds in the six months to the end of September, a 38% rise (110 million pounds) over the same period for 2011. But SSE is not the only energy supplier to post massive gains. British Gas and EON also saw their profits leap, this time by 25% and it just goes to show that when it comes to satisfying shareholders, consumers are taken to the cleaners. Consumer experts said that customers would be 'bitterly disappointed' to see companies cashing in at a time when many households are faced with a choice between heating and eating. The news over this profiteering comes at the same time as the industry faces a price-fixing row, with city traders accused of fixing wholesale gas and electricity prices. It's time the government stepped in and forced these companies to reduce their charges and keep them low until such time as full economic recovery has been achieved, then place tight controls over any increases they want to make after that.

HERE AND THERE ECUADOR - Ecuador is preparing to massacre more than 180 million rats as it seeks to eradicate them from the Galapagos Islands. A helicopter will drop nearly 22 tons of specially designed poisonous bait on Pinzon Island, an uninhabited island in the archipelago 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador and the nearby Plaza Sur islet. It is the second stage in an offensive that aims to kill all non-native rodents across the 19 islands that helped inspire Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by 2020. The invasive rats were introduced by whalers

and buccaneers when they reached the islands in the 17th century and now feed on the eggs and young of many of the island's native species, including giant tortoises, lava lizards, snakes, hawks and iguanas. The rats have also depleted the plants on which many natives species feed. "It's one of the worst problems the Galapagos have. (Rats) reproduce every three months and eat everything," Juan Carlos Gonzalez, a specialist with the Nature Conservancy, said. "This is a very expensive but totally necessary war."

SPAIN - Alicante courts announced plans to enforce prison sentences to adults responsible for using minors to beg in the streets of the provincial capital. UK - Police were preparing a report for prosecutors after a professor carried out the first public autopsy in London for 170 years.

SPAIN - More than 600 people gathered outside Alicante city hall to demand that the authorities step up the search for Gloria Martínez, a young patient who disappeared from an Alfaz del Pi clinic. UK - A court verdict ruled that Dr Nigel Cox, who was given a one-year suspended sentence for helping an elderly patient to die, could continue in the profession.

November 23 - 29

November 23

Meet Hannah Montana Twenty years ago on November 23, 1992, North American actress and singer Miley Ray Cyrus was born in Nahville, Tennessee. Born Destiny Hope Cyrus, she achieved worldwide fame for her role as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel sitcom 'Hannah Montana'. Cyrus recorded music for the soundtracks 'Hannah Montana' (2006) and 'Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus' (2007), released by Walt Disney Records. With the success of the Hannah Montana franchise she established herself as a teen idol, since when she has attempted to cultivate a more adult image with grown-up roles and appearance. November 25

Whodunnit? Sixty years ago on November 25, 1952, Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play 'The Mousetrap' opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, later becoming the longest continuously-running play in history. It has the longest initial run of any play in history, with more than 24,500 performances so far. The

play is also known for its twist ending, which the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theatre. The play began life as a short radio play broadcast on May 30, 1947 called 'Three Blind Mice' with its origins in the real-life case of the death of a boy, Dennis O'Neill, who died while in the foster care of a Shropshire farmer and his wife in 1945. November 26

Concorde comes in to land Nine years ago on November 26, 2003, Concorde made its final flight - over Bristol - before being retired from service. Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde was a turbojetpowered supersonic passenger airliner or supersonic transport (SST), and remains one of only two SSTs to enter commercial service. Concorde was a product of the manufacturing efforts of Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC), produced under a joint Franco-British treaty. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years. Concorde was retired in 2003 due to a general downturn in the aviation industry after the type's only crash in 2000, the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and a decision by Airbus, the successor firm of Aerospatiale and BAC, to discontinue maintenance support.

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Jenny Wren helps local opticians celebrate a spec-tacular anniversary! Look out for Specsavers' Green Men to claim your goodie bag! On Thursday 29th November comedienne Jenny Wren will be hosting a raffle to raise money for The Friends of the Children of EMAUS as part of the first anniversary celebrations for Specsavers Opticas in Benidorm. Prizes include a 150€ pair of glasses and tickets are on sale at the store from 24th November. Store Director Phil Morgan said "We're very pleased to be celebrating our first birthday by raising money for EMAUS and having a fun day for all our customers. Specsavers has been raising money for the charity throughout the year and we will be presenting Jenny with a cheque at the Open Day. I hope that all visitors will get behind this charity and buy raffle tickets before and during the event so that we can raise as much as possible for this excellent cause. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate with us on Thursday 29th; we look forward to seeing you there."

The Open Day starts at 11.00 and special guest Jenny Wren will be there from 18.00 entertaining the guests and selling raffle tickets. There will be music, nibbles, drinks and a party atmosphere throughout the day. Keep an eye out for Specsavers' Green Mystery Man, who will be giving out birthday goodies to lucky guests and passers-by. The 'Friends of the Children of EMAÚS' are a completely voluntary group of individuals, based in the Northern Costa Blanca, whose purpose is to raise much-needed funds for the children in the EMAÚS children's shelters and improve their quality of life in any way they can. Find out more on

www.fcemaus.friendsof thechildrenofemaus.com Specsavers Opticas is located in c/ de Gambó 2, Benidorm. Call 965 859 577 to book an eye test or visit www.specsavers.es for more information.


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Mind and Body

November 14, 2012

Avner Ivor Kornblum has been active in the field of non-medical healing for 40 years as a writer and practitioner. He combined the various disciplines that he had worked with into his Holistic Healing therapy, which has achieved remarkable success in the healing of patients suffering from life-threatening physical illnesses as well as others with emotional or nervous disorders.

Plant Power, Word Power

By Avner Kornblum

'Healing through Plant Power, Word Power' presents a three-way remedy for whatever the ill may be. Both plants and words have been used very effectively down through the ages to bring about change in an individual, a group or a race; and rhymes are used to access the subconscious (where change takes place) more rapidly. On the basis that all ills - physical, financial, nervous, etc - begin with a negative emotion, this series combines rhyming Affirmations with the Bach Flower Remedies. You may use the Affirmations on their own to remedy any physical disability or illness, unwelcome circumstances, or negative state of mind. 

Keeping an eye on diabetes crease in obesity this is a growing problem throughout Europe and America.

To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th Specsavers has put together the following useful information about Diabetic retinopathy.

What is Diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy, a condition which affects vision, occurs when the blood vessels in the retina are damaged by the changes in blood sugar levels. This leads to blurry vision which can often come and go throughout the day. If untreated, the condition can become more serious, resulting in the network of blood vessels which supply the retina suffering permanent damage. This can result in irreversible vision loss. In order to avoid problems with sight, it is important that blood sugar level, blood pressure and cholesterol levels are con-



As a Midwife, this is a question I am asked over and over. Without doubt, the postnatal period is a busy time and often an extra pair of hands to help a new mother can be a great advantage. However, these days many new fathers also take time off work and can be hands-on help 24 hours a day! Unquestionably, the immediate post-natal period is the most important time for parents to bond with a new baby. Often, new parents want to 'find their own way', especially if it is a first baby (a steep learning curve). Families and friends are usually keen to give advice to new parents, but in my experience often the wrong advice is given, causing vulnerable new mothers to become confused. Although they mean well, some can be so forceful with advice that it undermines the mother's confidence.

Ideally, if new parents have built up a trusting relationship with their known Midwife during pregnancy, they will be able to turn to her for professional advice, support and guidance. I believe that mums and mum-in-laws fall firmly into two categories: either they are absolutely brilliant and will take over household chores such as shopping, cleaning, cooking, laundry, etc leaving you free to concentrate on caring and getting to know your baby; or they are the type that primarily want to sit cuddling the baby, leaving you with the extra work of a guest to look after! Ultimately, when I am asked my opinion about if mothers or mother-in-laws should come to stay, my answer is 'you know them better than I do and know which category they fall into!' Food for thought!

This article was supplied by Dawn Blythe SRN RM, Midwife for the Family Medical Centre, Albir. Call 966 865 072 or email info@albirfamilymedical centre.com See the Family Medical Centre's advert on page 11.

can help you get a more restorative, restful night's sleep, but avoid doing it three hours prior to going to bed as it could keep you awake. • Clear your mind. Try to leave the worries of the day behind and don't take them into the bedroom. It can be helpful to sit down half an hour before going to bed and write a list of what's making you anxious. Then leave the list outside the bedroom door.

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Affirmation For those whose confidence has been severely dented by having sustained a setback or failure in a major area where they really wished to succeed, or considered themselves safely installed. Repeat this statement aloud at least twice daily for 30 days: I raise my voice and shout aloud: "Today is my great day! I'm glad to be alive! And proud I've learnt a better way!"



 





























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The Negative Condition You would take Gentian if you had suffered a severe disappointment at home or at work, in your social life or sports career, or any issue that resulted in you feeling depressed, disillusioned or despondent. Gentian would be prescribed if you have felt discouraged after a setback or failure, such as not passing a driving test or an examination, not being appointed to a position you really wanted, not reaching the peak of a mountain you were sure you could conquer and when, as a result, doubt about your ability to succeed fills you.





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trolled. Not all diabetes causes sight loss, but it is important to have regular screenings and eye tests so that any problems or changes can be monitored. Most complications can be treated; however it is vital that they are detected early. Once vision is lost, it cannot be restored. Specsavers Opticas are offering free eye tests so people can ensure their vision is good and their eyes are healthy. There are seven Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Mallorca and their eighth store is opening in Marbella in November. Visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest store.


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In the News

October 10, 2012

Bring back our buses!

The municipal school board of La Nucía has decided to continue pressurising the regional education authorities in an attempt to get them to reinstate

the school bus services that were dropped last month. Parents, children and teachers have already held several demonstrations to protest

Parents and children in a demo march last month

about the cut made to the school bus service and the town is supporting their actions. The normal rule of thumb is that only children living more than 3kms from a school

are entitled to transport but the local authorities claim that this should not be applied in La Nucía because of the number of 'isolated' urbanisations, busy main roads, hills and gullies.

Going to the flicks Norwegian residents in Alfaz del Pi have started up their own cinema group and last week enjoyed their first film, Puss in Boots (in Norwegian), at the Cine Roma. Liv og Oystein, the president of the group and also owner of the Norwegian bookshop opposite the church square, esti-

mates that there are already around 300 people who have shown interest in getting together to watch a different film at the cinema every Wednesday evening at 7pm. For more information and a list of films being planned email bokhandelen@pil min.net

The agony of back pain Back pain affects 17 million people in the UK and in the run-up to Back Pain Awareness Week (October 812), physiotherapist Nick Sinfield talks about his new book, Now I Can Bend My Back!

More in Friday's

Keeping the kids happy

Costa Blanca News

Artists do the beach At least 16 artists belonging to a group called Art Avant, will be gathering at Albir's Biblioplaya library on Sunday, October 13, to show off their work. The collective exhibition

will form part of the We Love Sundays Albir campaign, which aims to promote the resort's activities every weekend. The artists will be on hand to chat to visitors and the exhibition is free.

Family shoppers in Denia can now browse in peace, thanks to a creche started up in collaboration with the local Creama development scheme and AFIC commerce initiative group. The service will start up this Friday at the top end of the Plaza del Consell and will be available every Friday and Saturday between 5 and 8.30pm. However, places will in the main only be available to people who have been given

Campaigning For a Right to Sight There are approximately 285 million people worldwide who live with impaired vision and blindness, yet 80% of visual impairment is avoidable through treatment and protective measures. Vision 2020 aims to eliminate avoidable blindness and as part of this campaign they have organised World Sight Day on October 11. World Sight Day is an international day of awareness, held annually to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable

blindness and visual impairment. The leading causes of avoidable blindness are: • Cataracts • Glaucoma • Age Related Macular Degeneration • Diabetic Retinopathy All of these conditions and many others can be easily identified with a complete eye test and early diagnosis is crucial to effective treatment and avoiding permanent vision loss. World Sight Day 2012 will

be marked in all Specsavers' Opticas stores with eye health information available to take away and experts on hand to answer any questions. They are also offering free eye tests to encourage everyone to get their eyes tested. As part of this awareness drive they are offering the following advice: • Get your eyes tested regularly - every year for children, over 60s and people with family history of eye complaints and every two years for

the vouchers in exchange for purchases in local shops taking part in the scheme. These vouchers will be handed out by participating shops and businesses and will entitle the holder to one hour free child care at the creche; alternatively hourly tickets are available direct from the creche for just 1€. Any local businesses or residents wanting more info can call 966 423 704 or email mvillo@creama.org those with no issues • Eat a healthy diet - A healthy and varied diet will safeguard your health and your eyes, but a diet full of the following foods has been shown to help reduce the occurrence of Age-related Macular Degeneration; chicken, saffron, dark green leafy vegetables, peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, pumpkin, yams, squash and sweet potatoes, apricots and citrus fruits, sardines and nuts. • Know the signs - Being aware of the symptoms of these common conditions will help you identify them quickly. • Take action - Don't delay in seeking professional help if you do notice any changes, the quicker any condition is identified the easier it is to treat. Visit www.specsavers.es for more advice and information about caring for your eyes and to find your nearest store.


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NEWS

COSTA NEWS, November 16-22, 2012

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Local tax revenue drop

Sierra de Espuña

Baby food forest By Alex Watkins PLANTING trees has benefits. This was the message from Murcia regional government this week as baby food company Hero España handed over 791 trees for the Sierra Espuña regional park. Regional director general of the environment, Amador López said this will improve the biodiversity of the area. The regional government has granted an environmental emissions compensation certificate to the company as the trees will absorb the emission of 36 tonnes per year of carbon dioxide. Their project, 'My company has planted a forest', consists of generating a one-kilometre show forest along the Barranco de Leyva ravine with elm, ash, European nettle tree and holm oak, as well as repopulating shrubs in the peaks of the area. Sr López said the restoration of the forest is important as it neutralises the impact of greenhouse gases. "Trees and vegetation play an essential role with photosynthesis, which allows them to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, storing it and acting like sumps," he noted. awatkins@cbnews.es

By Tom Cain THE CONTINUING effect of the economic crisis on family budgets has had a huge negative blow on the amount of money being taken in by local tax collecting agency SUMA. Figures released this week show that so far this year there has been a rise of 27% in the number of people asking to pay local taxes such as IBI in installments rather than in one large amount. This means that currently 76,000 people in Alicante Province are paying their local tax bills bit by bit. Just five years ago the number of people who were paying these bills in installments was 563 but such is the damage being done by the crisis this figure has been multiplied by 135. What this means for SUMA and local governments is that the total amount of tax recovered this year is only 89.39% of the amount taken in during 2011. In the case of IBI tax, the increase in the number of people paying in installments has seen the income from this drop from a predicted €411 million to €365 million. This shortfall in the overall tax collection means that cash, badly needed by town halls, is not available and with the outstanding amount coming in, in dribs and drabs, they are unable to build up enough cash flow to meet their financial needs. That apart and given the exceptional circumstances, SUMA is having to deal with, provincial president Luisa Pastor and Manuel de Juan, the head of SUMA, both said that the agency was being managed at an exceptional level and despite the many problems it is having to deal with it is still maintaining excellent results.

Socialists demand extra cash for Dénia-Gandia train

The wheels of justice turn slowly

News Staff Reporter A NATIONAL socialist MP has called for extra funds to be set aside for the Gandia-Dénia train next year. Henrick Campos, who is also vice-secretary for the PSPV for the province of Alicante, wants the State budget to include a further 900,000 euros for the train link in addition to the 100,000 euros already agreed. Every year, the railway line plan only gets around 100,000 euros from the State, even though it would need several million just to start the work. Campos is pushing for the central government to put the job of building the train track and stations out to tender in 2014. This will be exactly 40 years since the original Dénia-Gandia line was scrapped, and residents in the provinces of Alicante and Valencia have been clamouring for it to be reinstated ever since. It would provide an unbroken public transport link between the two provincial capitals on the coast, and this would mean people from Oliva and further south could commute to Valencia for work, whilst those from Oliva, Gandia and towns further north could travel to Alicante to find jobs. But every year, town councils in the area are told by the regional and central government that there is no money in the pot to build this vital facility.

By Dave Jones A CAR stolen more than three years ago in Torrevieja has been recovered by Guardia Civil and returned to its owner. A force spokesman explained that three men were arrested last week when they tried to avoid stopping at a road block. Officers checked the docu-

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Keeping an eye on diabetes There are approximately 285 million people worldwide who live with impaired vision and blindness, yet 80% of visual impairment is avoidable through treatment and protective measures. While the most significant number of cases of blindness occurs in third world countries, there are conditions which occur throughout the developed world which can also cause people to lose their sight. Diabetes is one of these conditions, with 171 million sufferers worldwide. Unfortunately, due to the in-

crease in obesity this is a growing problem throughout Europe and America.

To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th Specsavers has put together the following useful information about Diabetic retinopathy.

What is Diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy, a condition which affects vision, occurs when the blood vessels in the retina are damaged by the changes in blood sugar levels. This leads to blurry vision which can often come and go throughout the day. If untreated, the condition can become more serious, resulting in the network of blood vessels which supply the retina suffering permanent damage. This can result in irreversible vision loss. In order to avoid problems with sight, it is important that blood sugar level, blood pressure and cholesterol levels are con-

trolled. Not all diabetes causes sight loss, but it is important to have regular screenings and eye tests so that any problems or changes can be monitored. Most complications can be treated; however it is vital that they are detected early. Once vision is lost, it cannot be restored. Specsavers Opticas are offering free eye tests so people can ensure their vision is good and their eyes are healthy. There are seven Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Mallorca and their eighth store is opening in Marbella in November. Visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest store.

mentation in the vehicle and found it had been reported as stolen in October, 2009. The spokesman noted that three Bulgarian men aged between 38 and 45 years old have been arrested and charged with stealing a motor vehicle. The case is being handled by court number 3 in Torrevieja. djones@cbnews.es


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Specsavers opens a new store in Marbella Mayor of Marbella Ángeles Muñoz officially recently opened the new Specsavers store in Avenida Ricardo Soriano. The Mayor congratulated Store Directors Nerea Galdos and Leighton Griffiths and thanked them on behalf of the community of Marbella for opening there and creating employment.

March to the Batucada beat for World Aids Day Advances in HIV treatment has meant that people who suffer with Aids can lead a normal life F. G.

THE MAYOR. CUTTING THE RIBBON.

The celebration of World Aids Day became a party in the streets of Malaga last Saturday. The Anti Aids Association of Malaga (Asima) decided to change the traditional ceremony this year and instead of a sombre candlelit march in memory of the people who are suffering or who have died of Aids they asked the ‘Quilomeira Batukada’ to accompany them. “We want to show the people of Malaga that after three decades, thanks to the advances in HIV treatment, people who have it can lead a normal life” explained Alicia Cueto, president of the association. The most solemn part of the ceremony was conducted by Di-

RHYTHM. MARCHING TO COMMEMORATE THE VICTIMS OF AIDS. CARLOS MORET ario SUR journalist Amanda Salazar who was given the red ribbon of honour this year for her support in the fight against Aids. She read out the manifesto to

commemorate the day. According to Asima, the main route of infection is sexual and some 10 per cent of people are affected in college or university.


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Health&Beauty viously have more control over their office environment, says McManus, but should still be mindful of the allergy risks and make sure their office is kept clean and well-ventilated. “You haven’t got the same control in a workplace away from home,“ she says, “so if you’re really suffering because something in your office seems to be worsening your asthma or perhaps causing allergic rhinitis - itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing etc - speak to your boss.

DIY “There are things that you can do too - if your symptoms are only mild, then just making your desktop a bit clearer, dusting, and keeping the windows open can make a difference, especially if you notice that you feel better when you’re away from the office.” Nurse consultant Maureen Jenkins points out that people who already know about their allergies may have existing symptoms, and won’t necessarily link any worsening of these symptoms to their office. “One of the characteristics of allergic conditions is that symptoms are there most of the time and can get worse quickly, often for no apparent reason,“ she says. “People are used to this pattern and don’t always attribute it to their workplace.” She explains that allergies can start at any age, and can change through life, and warns: “If aller-

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there’s clean air in the office, through open windows, trickle vents or an air conditioning system F If ventilation is limited, an air purifier can help remove and reduce allergens F Check that heating, ventilation and air conditioning units are regularly serviced F Ensure plants are regularly watered and the top soil removed regularly to avoid moulds, or cover with pea shingle F Ensure the office is cleaned regularly and efficiently F Take control of your desk, keeping it clear and uncluttered, and wetdust it twice a week F Hang coats away from the desk and ‘traffic’ areas to prevent dust and allergens from being disturbed and released into the air F Drink plenty of water, as this can help flush allergens from the system gies aren’t treated and allergens avoided, then the allergic conditions will become worse due to chronic irritation and inflammation.” McManus stresses: “If somebody had a back problem, they’d get proper chairs to help them deal with it, so if your office is making you ill, tell your boss. “I know people don’t want to make too much of a fuss, but it’s all part of establishing a good working environment.”

Keeping an eye on diabetes Specsavers. There are approximately 285 million people worldwide who live with impaired vision and blindness, yet 80 per cent of visual impairment is avoidable through treatment and protective measures. While the most significant number of cases of blindness occurs in third world countries, there are conditions which occur throughout the developed world which can also cause people to lose their sight. Diabetes is one of these conditions, with 171 million suffers worldwide. Unfortunately, due to the increase in obesity this is a growing problem throughout Europe and America. To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th Specsavers Opticas in Marbella has put together the following useful information about Diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy, a condition which affects vision, occurs when the blood vessels in the re-

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shoptalk Årets bedste investering?

Dørene er åbne for alle, når EventHuset igen i år indbyder til investeringsseminar. Vanen tro bliver seminaret indholdsrigt og dynamisk via fire meget forskellige indlæg, der alle har hver sin indgang til emnet investering. “To af de fire deltagere er helt nye, og det er kun med til at gøre det hele mere spændende. Niveauet har altid være højt, men det

skader aldrig med lidt fornyelse“, mener Henrik Andersen fra EventHuset, der lægger stor vægt på, at det aldrig må være kedeligt at deltage i et seminar. De nye spillere på banen er bl.a. Jyske Bank, som vil præsentere deres model for formuepleje og ikke mindst fokusere på de psykologiske perspektiver, der spiller ind, når man investerer og plejer sin formue. Ny deltager på programmet er også Kris Kon, som har specialiseret sig i olie. “Vi er mange, som brokker os over de stigende oliepriser, men selskaberne og investorerne bag olieplatformene tjener jo godt på de høje priser. Derfor kan man se frem til at høre mere om, hvordan vi almindelige mennesker nu kan blive medejere af en yderst rentabel boreplatform“, fortæller Henrik Andersen og fortsætter: “Vi får også besøg af netavisen Aktieinfo, som har været fast mand på holdet de seneste år. Trods svære tider har Aktieinfo i år været dygtige til at anbefale de rigtige aktier og – vanen tro – vil de komme med deres bud på, hvilke aktier, der vil gå fremad i det nye år.

Sidste deltager bliver Finanshuset Demetra og der er store forventninger til deres indlæg. “Det er glædeligt at have Svend Jørgen Jensen fra Demetra med på programmet igen i år, for hans indlæg sidste år vakte stor interesse. Demetra har en meget historisk og analytisk indgang til markederne. Det lyder måske tørt, men det er det bestemt ikke. Tværtom er det spændende at få en analyse af den nuværende krise set i et historisk perspektiv, for det fortæller en masse om fremtiden og om hvordan der skal investeres“, slutter Henrik Andersen, der igen i år forventer fulde huse til seminarerne. Som noget helt nyt afvikles investeringsseminaret i år i to forskellige byer; nemlig i Almuñecar den 20. november på restauranten By Larius og i Fuengirola / Mijas den 21. november på Hotel Tamisa Golf. Alle er velkomne men tilmelding nødvendig på mail henrik@eventhuset.es eller på telefon 670 63 57 86

Liberty Seguros fortsætter med gode tilbud Liberty Seguros, et af verdens største forsikringsselskaber med mere end 150.000 internationale kunder i Spanien, kører i øjeblikket en kampagne, hvor man, når man tegner en kasko- eller indboforsikring, får 50 euro tilbage. Tilbuddet gælder ved nytegning af kasko- eller indboforsikringer, der henholdsvis overstiger 450 og 250 euro, og når man lader Liberty Seguros trække betalingen på sin bankkonto. Tilbuddet, der gælder til og med den 31. december består i, at Liberty Seguros sætter 50 euro

ind på kundens konto, så snart forsikringen er betalt. En af grundene til, at Liberty Seguros er de udenlandske borgeres førstevalg i Spanien, er de mange gode tilbud, forsikringsselskabet altid har samt den personaliserede kundeservice på engelsk. For yderligere information om Liberty Seguros’ brede vifte af forsikringer, samt hvor du finder din nærmeste agent ring 902 255 258 eller besøg www.libertyexpatriates.es.

Optikerkæden Specsavers åbner nu også i Marbella Den engelskejede optikerkæde Specsavers, hvoraf den danske optiker Louis Nielsen er en del, har siden åbningen af forretningen i Fuengirola oplevet stor succes med en kombination af kvalitetsbriller til gode priser og en høj, personaliseret service. Med en målsætning om at tilbyde de mange englændere på Kysten et stort udbud af kvalitetsbriller og en kundeservice, som man kender det hjemmefra, har Specsavers i dag udviklet sig til en international optikerkæde med kunder fra alle lande, og med en stadig større skandinavisk kundegruppe. Derfor åbnes nu en butik i Marbella, så man bedre kan dække hele kysten. Specsavers i Marbella åbner fredag den 23.

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november kl. 10. Der vil hele dagen blive budt på musik, underholdning og snacks. Desuden vil der være mulighed for at deltage i et lotteri til fordel for kræftforeningen AECC samt ONCE. Butikken åbner på hovedgaden Avenida Ricardo Soriano 12 i Marbella og vil tilbyde samme kvalitetsbriller i flotte designerstel til gode priser nøjagtigt som i butikken i Fuengirola. Specsavers i Marbella byder alle velkommen til åbningen fredag den 23. november. For tidsbestilling til synsprøve eller yderligere information om Specsavers i Marbella ring 952 863 332 eller besøg www.specsavers.es.


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Lack of cash ‘lowers class’ JUST over half of Spaniards believe their social standing has been affected by the economic crisis. They feel they have slid down the social scale, 51 per cent told a SER radio station survey, compared to 42 per cent who did not. Those previously regarding themselves as middle-class were the most affected, now

viewing themselves as lower-middle-class. There was also a tendency to downward movement in the uppermiddle-class, the survey found, although only 7 per cent now see themselves as middleclass. Amongst people describing themselves as upper-class, the percentage was still smaller, with 0.7 per cent now

considering themselves upper-middle-class. Most of those questioned felt it is difficult to move up the social scale but even harder to descend. People who are rich in Spain come from wealthy families or are well connected, said 43 per cent, compared with 23 per cent who believe that wealth depends on effort and ambition.

INTREPID: Hikers from Swans International School.

Swans take a hike up mountain A GROUP OF intrepid hikers from Swans International School Marbella climbed to the summit of La Concha Mountain recently. They were made up of parents, teachers and IB diploma students

who set off on a sunny, crisp autumn morning. They completed the annual sixhour hike to the peak, where they enjoyed views from Gibraltar to the Sierra Nevada.

Specsavers open flagship store THE world’s largest private optical retailer continues its expansion in Spain with the opening of a flagship store based on the Costa del Sol, Specsavers Opticas Marbella. The store will also be using the latest equipment in optical technology with digital retinal photography, which is used to detect and manage a variety of

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conditions, including diabetic change, macular degeneration and optic nerve disease, as well as life-threatening conditions such as tumours. To officially celebrate the opening of the new Marbella store, they will be holding a fun open day event for the public on Friday, November 23. The open day will run from 10am and there will be music, entertainment and

nibbles for visitors to enjoy. Also on the day will be a charity raffle with proceeds being split between cancer charity AECC and ONCE. The store is located at Avenida Ricardo Soriano 12. They are offering free eye tests during the opening period. For more information or to book an eye test call 952 863 332 or visit www.specsavers.es.

Never again! MADRID City Council will not hire venues for events like the Madrid Arena festival where three girls died last week. They were crushed to death in a stampede and a fourth died later of her injuries. “Never again. Not while I am mayor,” vowed Ana Botella. In contrast the regional government will allow macroevents at venues like the Palacio de los Deportes stadium or the Las Ventas bullring, announced Regional President Ignacio Gonzalez. Nevertheless, it would be ‘cautious’ when authorising multitudinous New Year’s Eve parties, he said.


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Costa del Sol News Mayor congratulates new opticians opening in central Marbella Press release FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER Marbella's mayor テ]geles Muテアoz joined 50 local business people to officially open the new Specsavers store on Ricardo Soriano. Specsavers is the world's largest private optical retailer and this new store is a continuation of their expansion on the Spanish Costas. The Mayor congratulated Store Directors Nerea Galdos and Leighton Griffiths and thanked them on behalf of the community of Marbella for opening there and creating employment. She was given a tour of the store and shown the Fundus camera, a way to take images of the back of the eye to identify important health issues including high blood pressure and brain tumours. She then joined them in enjoying a flamenco show and meeting local businesses including cancer charity AECC who have been chosen as the Marbella Specsavers' charity for supporting over the next year. The store is located at Avenida Ricardo Soriano 12, next to Massimo Dutti, and will deliver Specsavers' formula of affordable eyewear, top-notch professional service plus a great selection of designer frames and sunglasses. They are offering free eye tests during the opening period, for more information or to book an eye test call 952 863 332 or visit www.specsavers.e

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Comares and curry work, and cemetery as well as admiring the breathtaking views to Vélez Málaga and the coast; and inland to the snowcapped mountain ranges of Tejada and Almyana. The last stop was for lunch at a local restaurant where they dined in the balcony sun room with views down to the coast. It was a wonderful day out and it will not be the last time they visit such a charming and interesting place. Why not come and join the group? They meet every Monday and there is always something arranged, but is ad-

vised to contact the centre before hand for information.

Curry Night Another event that took place recently at Lux Mundi's Torre del Mar centre was a very successful Curry Night hosted by Carolyn and Henry Bowen, ably aided by Bob Dunn-Sims, Robin Lake and other volunteers. The 49 international diners were welcomed with a drink and treated to a menu of Pappadums and Pickles, Chicken Jalfrezi or Vegetable Curry,

Forty-nine friends enjoyed their curry dinner at Lux Mundi

Friends with Verdiales musician statue and wall plaque By Patricia Rothwell ON MONDAY November 5th, a beautiful sunny day, friends of Lux Mundi Torre del Mar's Half Orange (widows, widowers and singles) Group visited the white village of Comares located north west of Vélez Málaga in the Axarquía region; it is featured on the Raisin Tour. The town is perched on the top of a cliff over 725 metres above sea level. The name Comares originates from the Arab word for a castle, Q ´ umarix´. The first fortress was built in Roman times, but history is pre-Roman and the main traces of occu-

pancy are Arabic. The village was conquered from the Moors by the Christians in 1487. The group were met by friends Carol and Audrey who reside in the village and the first port of call was a small restaurant for coffee after which they were given a guided tour, sometimes following the ceramic footprints which show you the way through the streets, many of which are so narrow that they only allow the passage of people and the occasional donkey. They visited the watch tower, ancient town walls, water storage tanks, inscribed stone-

Friends of Half Orange and a 'local resident'!

Miraflores members bowled over by Rute Day Trip ON SUNDAY November 4th, members and friends of Miraflores Bowls Club were treated to a wonderful day out in Rute, in the province of Cordoba. The town is famous for many tasty treats such as chocolate, and sweets and pastries made from nougat, marzipan, chocolate and liquers. Apparently, Rute has been distilling its sweet and dry Anis and other liquers since the 17th century. We began with a stop en route for a Spanish breakfast at the Hotel El Corte, near Antequera. Instead of the usual toasted bread we were delighted to be served with a local flat roll called mollete antequerana which is soft and sweet. From there we headed for Rute, picking up Debbie, our

The incredible Patio de los Leones made from chocolate

tour guide, on the way. Debbie is a bowler who lives in the complex at Posada. Fortunately for us, our tour organiser, Derek Carr, had met her when our club visited Posada to play our first league match this season. She proved to be a most delightful person and was both instructive and interesting with a commendable knowledge of the Rute area. The journey took about an hour and a half. On arrival Debbie took us to the Galleros chocolate factory to see an incredible display of Granada's Alhambra made entirely out of chocolate. It also incorporated a Nativity scene. You have to see it to believe it! A different town is created every year (in 2011 it was Málaga). Immediately after Christmas it is broken up and distributed in pieces to children. Next we visited the Museo del Anis distillery which contained enormous barrels of

Specsavers open flagship store in Marbella There's a Fun Open Day event for the public on Friday 23rd November 2012 Advertising Feature THE WORLD'S largest private optical retailer continues its expansion in Spain with the opening of a flagship store based on the Costa del Sol, Specsavers Opticas Marbella. It opened on Monday 5th November offering free eye tests and a range of opening offers. The store also uses the latest equipment in optical technology with digital retinal photography, which is used to detect and manage a variety of conditions, including diabetic change, macular degeneration and optic nerve disease, as well as life-threatening conditions

such as tumours. To officially celebrate the opening of the new Marbella store they will be holding a fun open day event for the public on Friday 23rd November 2012. The open day will run from 10am and there will be music, entertainment and nibbles for the visitors to enjoy. Also on the day will be a charity raffle with proceeds being split between Cancer Charity AECC and ONCE. The store is located at Avenida Ricardo Soriano 12, next to Massimo Dutti, and will deliver Specsavers' formula of affordable eyewear, top-notch

professional service plus a great selection of designer frames and sunglasses. They are offering free eye

tests during the opening period, for more information or to book an eye test call 952 863 332 or visit www.specsavers.es

Rice, Naan Bread and Bombay Alloo, all delicious and there was even an opportunity to return for seconds. The party was able to utilise the newly installed Sound System for the background music and the Grand Raffle was generously supported. It was a very enjoyable evening and Lux Mundi would like to thank everyone for their support and the generous donations of non perishable food for brandy stacked in their various stages of fermentation. The building included four rooms which have been set aside as a museum to display the old machinery and tools. About 10 choices of Anis and other liquers were available for tasting and the writer had great enjoyment trying all of them! The last visit was to Flora de Rute, which is a mind-boggling sweet factory. Made entirely out of sugar were reproductions of well-known Andalucian buildings plus structures such as the Basilica in Rome and Euro Disney World. Many famous people, including Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe, were also reproduced and it was difficult to take in the skill needed to manufacture them in such detail. By now we were all feeling peckish so we split up into smaller groups to choose, with Debbie's help, different restaurants in which to dine. With plenty of time to eat and drink and chat about the marvels of what we had seen we eventually started our return journey home at about 4pm. On the way back Derek, our organiser, as is his custom, provided us with a quiz and no prizes for guessing the subject - Chocolates and Sweets! The quiz was won by Andrea, with Graham and Anna Rowley the runners up. Without exception, everyone commented how entertaining the day had been and how inter-

charity to help the needy. The event was very successful and raised 499.86 euros for charity. Lux Mundi's Ecumenical Centre in Torre del Mar is located in Avenida Moscatel 1"I",(Jardines Viña Malága/ Antigua Casa de la Viña). Opening hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 6pm. Tel. 952 543 334/952 540 432. e-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org. Web: www.lux-mundi.org

Michael Jackson: Giving the phrase 'Sugar Daddy' a whole new meaning esting the town of Rute had proved. The success of the day had been in no small part due to our guide, Debbie. Throughout the tour, since all the demonstrations had been delivered to us in Spanish, she had been invaluable in offering immediate translations into English and we all had nothing but the highest praise for her. So, on behalf of Miraflores Bowls members and everyone who joined the tour, thank you Debbie for making it such an enjoyable and memorable day.

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Keeping an eye on diabetes There are approximately 285 million people worldwide who live with impaired vision and blindness, yet 80% of visual impairment is avoidable through treatment and protective measures. While the most significant number of cases of blindness occurs in third world countries, there are conditions which occur throughout the developed world which can also cause people to lose their sight. Diabetes is one of these conditions, with 171 million sufferers worldwide. Unfortunately, due to the in-

crease in obesity this is a growing problem throughout Europe and America.

To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th Specsavers has put together the following useful information about Diabetic retinopathy.

What is Diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy, a condition which affects vision, occurs when the blood vessels in the retina are damaged by the changes in blood sugar levels. This leads to blurry vision which can often come and go throughout the day. If untreated, the condition can become more serious, resulting in the network of blood vessels which supply the retina suffering permanent damage. This can result in irreversible vision loss. In order to avoid problems with sight, it is important that blood sugar level, blood pressure and cholesterol levels are con-

trolled. Not all diabetes causes sight loss, but it is important to have regular screenings and eye tests so that any problems or changes can be monitored. Most complications can be treated; however it is vital that they are detected early. Once vision is lost, it cannot be restored. Specsavers Opticas are offering free eye tests so people can ensure their vision is good and their eyes are healthy. There are seven Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Mallorca and their eighth store is opening in Marbella in November. Visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest store.


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Campaigning for a right to sight

Fabra inaugurates a long-awaited Alzheimer’s Centre in Cox

by Patricia Thompson THERE ARE approximately 285 million people worldwide who live with impaired vision and blindness, yet 80% of visual impairment is avoidable through treatment and protective measures. Vision 2020 aims to eliminate avoidable blindness and as part of this campaign they have organised World Sight Day on October 11th. World Sight Day is an international day of awareness, held annually to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. The leading causes of avoidable blindness are: • Cataracts • Glaucoma • Age Related Macular Degeneration • Diabetic Retinopathy

All of these conditions and many others can be easily identified with a complete eye test and early diagnosis is crucial to effective treatment and avoiding permanent vision loss. World Sight Day 2012 will be marked in all Specsavers’ Opticas stores with eye health information available to take away and experts on hand to answer any questions. They are also offering free eye tests to encourage everyone to get their eyes tested. As part of this awareness drive they are offering the following advice: • Get your eyes tested regularly – every year for children, over 60s and people with family history of eye complaints and every two years for those with no issues • Eat a healthy diet – A healthy and var-

ied diet will safeguard your health and your eyes, but a diet full of the following foods has been shown to help reduce the occurrence of Age-related Macular Degeneration; chicken, saffron, dark green leafy vegetables, peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, pumpkin, yams, squash and sweet potatoes, apricots and citrus fruits, sardines and nuts. • Know the signs – Being aware of the symptoms of these common conditions will help you identify them quickly. • Take action - Don’t delay in seeking professional help if you do notice any changes, the quicker any condition is identified the easier it is to treat. Visit www.specsavers.es for more advice and information about caring for your eyes and to find your nearest store.

Fabra at the new centre

PRESIDENT OF the Generalitat Alberto Fabra travelled to Cox yesterday to inaugurate a brand new day centre for Alzheimer’s patients. The Valencian administration completed the construction in early 2009 at a cost of €2.2 million. However, the building remained closed until a few weeks ago due to lack of public funding for its operation. From now on the service will be managed by the Association of Relatives of Alzheimer’s, although there will be a certain dependence on the diligence of the Consell to make payments. For now a grant of €80,000 has been given, to be invested in implementing psychostimulation workshops; counselling for families; physical and cognitive stimulation at home and training and awareness campaigns.

And the winner is…

IN MOLLET del Vallès, Barcelona, residents are curious to know the identity of the lucky winner of more than a hundred million euros in last Friday’s Euromillions draw. The single player bet 10€ on a combination of the numbers 20,23,26,30 and 33. One lady speculated: “We’ll soon know who it is – they will appear in a Ferrarri!”


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een goedegezondheid, ook die van uw ogen. Van de onderstaande voedingsmiddelen is bewezen dat consumptie ervan het risico van het krijgen van leeftijdsgebonden maculadegeneratie doet verminderen: kip, saffraan, ,donkergroene bladgroente, paprika, broccoli, spruitjes, pompoen, zoete aardappel, abrikozen en citrusvruchten, sardines en noten . • Herken de symptomen en handel snel - Stel het zoeken van professionele hulp niet uit als u veranderingen waarneeml. Hoe sneller een diagnose wordt gesteld hoe eenvoudiger de behandeling. Ga naar www.specsavers.es voor meer advies en informatie over oogzorg en om hefdichtstbijzijnde Specsavers filiaal te zoeken.

COSTA BLANCA - Er zijn naar schalting 285 miljoen mensen wereldwijd die moeten leven. met 'verminderd gezichtsvermogen of blindheid. Toch is verminderd gezichtsvermogen in 80% van de gevallen te voorkomen met behandeling en veiligheidsmaatregelen. Vision 2020 streeft ernaar vermijdbare slechtziendheid te elimineren en een onderdeel van 'deze campagne is de 'World Sight Day' op 11 oktober ... een internationale voorlichtingsdag die jaarlijks gehouden wordt om aandacht te vestigen op het wereldwijde probleem van vermijdbare blindheid en verminderd gezichtsvermogen. Een aantal van de belangrijkst oorzaken van vermijdbare blindheid zijn: MADRID - De werkloosheid in Spanje nam in september toe • Cataract met 79.645 tot een totaal van 4.705.279 personen ten • Glaucoom • Leeftijdsgebonden maculadegeneratie en corneatroebelingen 'opzichte van de maand augustus. Dit is een toename van • Diabetische retinopathie 1,72 procent. Vergelijkt men de situatie met die van september AI deze aandoeningen en vele'andere kunnen gemakkelijk vastge2011 dan zijn er dit jaar na de zomer 478.535 werklozen meer. steld worden aan de hand van een complete ogentest en een Een toename van 11 procenl. Deze gegevens werden dinsdagvroege diagnose is cruciaal voor een effectieve behandeling en ochtend gepubliceerd door het ministerie van Werk. Na vier het voorkomen van permanent verlies van gezichtsvermogen. opeenvolgende maanden waarin de werkloosheid licht daalde, In aile Specsavers vestigingen wordt uitgebreid aandacht besteed is september nu weer de tweede maand van stijging. De werkaan 'World Sight Day' 2012 met oogzorg-informatie en experts loosheid steeg in 15 van de 17 autonome regio's. Aileen in staan voor u klapr om uw vragen te beantwoorden. ~ovendien Castilla la Mancha en in La Rioja daalde het aantal werklozen, worden er gratis oogtesten aangeboden. met 3,54 en 3,12 procenl. De werkloosheid steeg bet meest in Ais onderdeel van het bewustzijnsproces' wordt het volgende Asturias en Cantabrie met 5,53 en 5,21 procent. In absolute geadviseerd:. getallen steeg de werkloesheid het meest in Andalusie • Laat uw ogen regelmatig tes~en- elk jaar als het gaat om kinde(+29.028), Catalonie (+9.575) en Madrid.(+9.196). De uitgaven ren, 60-plussers en mensen waarbij oogaandoeningen in de famivan de overheid aan werkloosheidsuitkeringen stegen in de lie zitten en elke twee jaar als u niet in een'van bovengenoemde maand augustus met 7,9 procent ten opzichte van augustus categorieen vall. 2011 tot een bedrag van 2;7 miljard euro. . .' Eet gezond - gezonde en gevarieerde voeding draagt bij aan.

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Glaucoma – The Silent Destroyer of Sight World Sight Day is an international day of awareness, held annually to focus attention on the global issues of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. This year it is being held on 11th of October and Specsavers Opticas are supporting the event by distributing information about common eye health issues to their customers and members of the community.

African origin are more at risk of glaucoma at a younger age. Other high risk groups include anyone with family history of glaucoma, people who are severely short sighted and diabetics.

How is glaucoma diagnosed? Although it can be difficult for the patient to identify the signs of glaucoma, an in-depth eye test is all that is required to catch the condition early. There are three ways that opticians look for signs of glaucoma; through an Ophthalmoscopy

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laucoma is known as the silent destroyer of sight and is one of the worlds’ leading causes of blindness, so here’s a rundown of the key facts and signs to look for.

What is glaucoma and who is at risk? Glaucoma is a build-up of fluid on the eye which increases pressure and in turn damages the optical nerve. If left untreated it can lead to permanent tunnel vision and blindness. Often there are no symptoms at all in the first stages, and vision loss usually occurs gradually with symptoms only becoming noticeable when severe damage has been done to the optic nerve. Unfortunately there is no cure for this vision loss, so it’s extremely important to have regular eye tests to diagnose the disease as early as possible. It is true that those over the age of sixty are more at risk of glaucoma, however babies and young adults can also suffer from the disease. People of

(a visual examination of the optic nerve head), Tonometry (a measurement of the pressure within the eye) and Perimetry (a check of the field of vision). Not all eye tests include these elements, so ask your optician. Hillary Farrington from Javea knows just how important it is to receive regular comprehensive eye tests after she visited an optician and was concerned that full health checks were not conducted. Due to a family history of glaucoma she looked for a second opinion and went to her local Specsavers Opticas for another test and she

was very glad she did. After receiving a very thorough eye examination, Mrs Farrington was diagnosed with glaucoma and was immediately sent to hospital for treatment. Due to the early diagnoses and quick referral, Mrs Farrington started her treatment before her vision began to deteriorate and now treats the glaucoma herself with simple eye drops. “I was delighted about the care I received from Specsavers” says Hilary, “the eye examination was so thorough I knew I was in trusted hands. If I hadn’t been to the store, I may not have been diagnosed at all and my vision could be severely impaired by now. The staff even helped me pick out some glasses which suited me as I was spoilt for choice and had no idea what would look best on me. They even reminded me this year I was due for another check which was very helpful.”

How can you avoid glaucoma? The best way to avoid glaucoma is to make sure you have regular eye tests which include health checks. Prevention is the best cure for glaucoma and the sooner the disease is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated without any loss of vision. World Sight Day 2012 will be marked in all Specsavers’ Opticas stores with eye health information available to take away and experts on hand to answer any questions. They are also offering free eye tests to encourage everyone to get their eyes tested and make sure that there are no health issues which need treatment. Visit www.specsavers.es for more advice and information about caring for your eyes and to find your nearest store.


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Set your sights on the new school term by Patricia Thompson

AS THE new term approaches it is important to think about your child’s vision as well as all the text books and uniforms. Studies show that one in four children has an undetected visual problem which can affect their learning ability. Experts believe that many learning disabilities could be vision related, so it’s crucial that a child’s eyesight is regularly checked and they are given the right glasses if needed. To help kids’ on their way to coolness, glasses designers have been working hard to produce great ranges which tick all the boxes of fashion and durability and kids that wear glasses can now be the envy of all their friends with fun frames in bright colours sporting their favourite character or toy.

Birth rate drops

THE GENERAL Hospital in Elche has noted a significantly lower birth rate this year compared to the same period in 2011. Of the 733 births recorded, 23 were ‘multiple’ births, i.e. twins, although no triplets have been born so far this year. 22% of the births were by Caesarean section according to data provided by the chief of Obstetrics Alfredo Milla. More boys than girls appeared this year, with just 94 premature deliveries.

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By Jack troughton DOLLY PARTON and Julio Iglesias were on stage singing together after being revealed as the mystery guests invited to open the annual LAPS fun day - the event raising 3,061€. Following in the footsteps of HM The Queen in 2010 and HRH Prince Charles last year, they appeared at the Monte Pego event on Sunday, the ‘stars’ being played by local actors, husband and wife team Jeff and Jane Corbett. Fresh from ‘Dollywood’, Ms Parton said the day’s proceeds would help pay for more isolation kennels and exercise areas at the Local Animal Protection Society shelter at Pego. And Julio thanked the “core of dedicated and hard working people” who helped look after the animals on a daily basis. It was also revealed that so far this year, the charity had helped rescue 134 dogs and 29 cats.

Specsavers Opticas have released a new kids’ range of frames including Star Wars™, Simpsons, Marvel Heroes and Spider-Man, alongside their own brand kids’ range. These designs are in fun colours and shapes made with durable materials and lots of imagination. A great example is the Simpsons range, where young Springfield fans can show off the images of Bart or Lisa on the arms of the frames. The collection offers rounded and aviator designs for boys, while girls can choose from candy pink oval and rectangular shapes. The Star Wars™ range comes in a variety of styles and colours including gunmetal Aviators and midnight blue rectangular specs with Stormtrooper detailing and branding on the arms, sure to be a hit for the new school term.

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What's On Groovy Grahame and Chillout Chiana at Toscamar Dance Café, km 6 Cabo de la Nao. Fridays, 13.15 for 13.45: Rotary International Fellowship Costa Blanca meet for fellowship, good food and afterlunch talk at Los Leones restaurant. Phone with numbers to 965 795 421 by previous Wednesday. Guests welcome. www.rotarycostablanca.wiki. dot.com Original English version films Sunday to Thursday at Cine Jayan at port. 965 790 147. LOS ALCÁZARES September 20, 21.00-23.30: Special Big Band Dance Night at Hotel Spa Costa Narejos. With Swingtet - Plus supported by vocalist Patti Ross. Tickets 7€ from hotel. 968 583 980 or info@hotel costanarejos.com LOS MONTESINOS September 28: Torrevieja Barbershop Harmonisers and Velvetones Ladies Barbershop Chorus at Escuela de Música, Calle Zaragosa. Doors open 18.30; concert starts 19.00. Tickets 5€ from Carl's Bar (La Oca Morena) or Bar Monte, or tel 966 713 342/606 252 864. OLIVA Thursdays, 10.00-13.00: Club de Tenis Los Amigos Oliva plays at Club de Tenis in Pego. New players welcome. Fred Moeling 630 113 123 or tennisoliva@gmail.com ONDARA September 22, 12.00: Inauguration of photographic exhibition to commemorate 25th anniversary of Montgó Nature Park on upper floor of Portal de la Marina shopping centre. PARCENT September 26, 19.30: Quiz Night in aid of Emaus children's home at Restaurante Paraiso. Buffet 10€. 966 405 398. PEDREGUER Tuesdays, 20.30-23.00: Jubilee Jazz Band at Monroes Carvery. 965 761 731. POLOP September 27, 11.00: Coffee morning at Bar el Cau in aid of La Nucía dog refuge. Fun morning. Raffle with nice prizes. Bring a cake to sell. For info call Linda 966 897 788. RAFOL DE ALMUNIA November 22 (15.00 & 20.00), 23 (20.00) & 24 (20.00): Monte Pego Theatre Company presents psychological thriller Whispers at thea-

tre. Tickets 12€ includes interval drink & charity donation. Box office opens October 1. Tel 635 688 990 or email montepegotheatrecompany. com QUESADA At Sportsman Bar. 659 370 200: Tues & Fri, 11.00: Zumba classes; Thurs, 16.00: Spanish classes; Fri, 13.00: Card making classes. Please book; Fri, 21.00: Free quiz; 1st Sat of month: Table top sale. No charge but please book. Mondays, 16.30: Rock n Roll Dance to live band The Cadillacs at The Club, Calle Toledo (next to Quesada Country Club. 5€ entry. 966 717 028. All year: Ballroom/Latin/Sequence dancing with La Bamba’s (Social Dances and classes) at Los Rosales Restaurant (near Lemon Tree Sunday Market, CV895). Also at Casa Ventura, San Luis. Andrea 616 478 157. RELLEU September 22, 11.00-14.00: Exhibition of sculptures, paintings, drawings and photos by five local artists (from Holland, UK and Algeria) at museum, Carrer de l'Ajuntament. ROJALES/ SAN FULGENCIO Mondays, 10.30-12.30: L A Concert Band (16-piece) rehearse at Centro Cultural, Rojales. Come along or call us 966 718 470 or visit laconcert band.com or laconcertband.es Thursdays, 11.00: Successful Slimming meets at Hillside Bar, Calle Bilbao, La Marina and on Tuesdays at Goyo's, opp town hall, Quesada at 10.00. 5€ weekly. No joining fee. Info Sian 965 496 209/658 271 553. 1st Sunday in month, 11.0014.00: Arts & crafts market at Cuevas del Rodeo, Rojales. All year: Ballroom/Latin/Sequence dancing with La Bamba’s (Social Dances and classes) at Los Rosales Restaurant (near Lemon Tree Sunday Market, CV895). Also at Casa Ventura, San Luis. Andrea 616 478 157. SAN LUIS Last Monday in month, 16.30: San Luis Neighbourhood Watch meets at Casa Ventura. Rita 966 785 423. SANET Y NEGRALS Fridays, 20.30: Live music at Restaurant Melodía. 966 408 049. www.melodiasanet.com SENIJA September 29: Cameo Entertainers present show Vices & Virtues at Bar Nou. Tickets 15€ include 2-course meal with wi-

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Jukebox Promotions Fundraising for Help at Home (Costa Blanca) Sell-out starts Cliff and Elvis Spectacular Tour This fantastic tour kicked off to a sell-out crowd at La Marina Sport Complex last night. As in 2011, this tour has proven to be a HUGE hit and promoters Jukebox Promotions are advising people to book NOW if you want to see one of the remaining shows. International Cliff Richard tribute Cliff-asif returns to form a "double header" with Elvis 2000, who was voted "BEST TRIBUTE ACT 2012 - Costa Blanca" in May. This unique tour also features the fabulous 60s side of Jukebox Legends, Queen of Music, Fiona McLean. Tickets (8.50€ except where stated) are now limited at

many venues. All shows start 8.30pm. Remaining shows of the tour: Sept 19: The Lounge Bar, Torrevieja. 966 922 134. Sept 20: Rocajuna, Punta Prima (10€ - includes pre show buffet). 664 591 795. Sept 21: Casa Ventura, San Luis. 966 789 247. Sept 23: The Rendezvous, Campoamor (nr La Fuente centre) (10€ - includes a great buffet). 608 467 597. Sept 26: The Club, Quesada. 966 717 028. Sept 27: Costa Narejos Hotel, Los Alcázares. 968 583 980. Sept 28: Los Rocas, Hondon de las Nieves. 620 457 024. www.jukeboxpromotions.co. uk for more information (September events page) or call 695 135 134. Dusty returns in October The fabulous Dusty Spring-

field tribute portrayed by in7pm)** ternational singing star Patti All shows Ross returns for a six-show start 8.30pm (8pm seating). tour in October and also feawww.jukeboxpromotions. tures an amazing tribute to co.uk (October events) for Tina Turner. date and venue details or call Oct 16: La Marina Sport 695 135 134. Complex. 966 796 389. Oct 23: The Lounge Bar, Torrevieja. 966 922 134. Oct 24: The Club, Quesada. 966 717 028. Oct 25: Rocajuna, Punta Prima. 664 591 795 / 965 997 260 **. Oct 27: Casa Ventura, San Luis. 966 789 247. Tickets 8.50€-10€ (includes pre show buffet at Elvis 2000 and Fiona McLean

ne. Doors open 19.00. Dinner 19.30 and show starts 21.00. Box office 656 483 645 or cameoentertainers@hotmail.com TEULADA At auditorium, Calle Orba. 965 740 158. Box office open Wed-Sun, 11.00-13.00 & 18.00-20.00; Closed Mon & Tues: September 22, 22.30: David Bustamante. 40-90€. October 12: Bourbon Street Stompers. October 20 & 21: Opera Carmen. TORREVIEJA September 21, 20.30: All that Jazz (Dixieland Trad Band) at Bar Ferris, Mar Azul. John Hutchings (trombone), Mike Hutchings (saxes), Roy Hubbard (clarinet), Peter Emuss (drums), Geoff Hull (bass) and Enrique Simon (piano). September 21, 21.00: Choir concert in aid of Adiem Vega Baja at municipal theatre. 5€. September 21 & 22: International Youth Fair at Centro Municipal de Ocio (CMO). Free. September 27: Solidarity Walk to celebrate World Alzheimer's Day. In aid of AFA Torrevieja. Leaves from Plaza de la Constitución at 10.30. Registration 5€. October 1, 20.30: City of Truro Male Voice Choir at Palacio de la Música. 3€. Proceeds to AFA Alzheimer's association. October 4, 20.45: City of Truro Male Voice Choir at Parish

church of the Inmaculada Concepción. Admission free. Concert also features local Scandinavian mixed choir Coro Nórdico de Torrevieja. Last Monday in month, 16.30: San Luis Neighbourhood Watch meetings at Casa Ventura. Rita 966 785 423. Tuesdays, 13.00: All that Jazz (Dixieland Trad Band) at Marina Bar, Torreta 2. Please call 966 707 820.

Saturdays: Eo Simon Jazz Trio (mainstream jazz) at Alfie's Dock, La Mata, Avenida del Mediterraneo 2 (beach side). Bookings at 966 923 955. Sundays, 14.00: All that Jazz (Dixieland Trad Band) at Bar Carlos, area of Friday market. Outside, so cancelled if cold or rainy. All year: Ballroom/Latin/Sequence dancing with La Bamba's (Social Dances and

Race Night at Bar Kenz A race night in aid of the Easy Horse Care rescue centre will be taking place at Bar Kenz in San Luis, Torrevieja on Wednesday, September 19 at 20.00. The bar, which holds regular events for various local charities, is gearing up for a host of budding jockeys, trainers and pundits to make the evening a bounding success, and all without the use of a whip. Proprietor Ken Keeley said: "We have a great bunch of locals and many regular visitors

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who are always more than willing to dig deep for a good cause. "Everybody will receive the usual Bar Kenz warm welcome, so come along and help support Easy Horse Care," he added.

classes) at Los Rosales Restaurant (near Lemon Tree Sunday market, CV895). Also at Casa Ventura, San Luis. Andrea 616 478 157. Original English version films at Cine IMF, Polígono San José. 965 705 414. VILLAJOYOSA September 23, 12.30: Rugby match - La Vila v Ordizia Basque Country at rugby stadium.

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TO encourage children to wear their glasses with pride, Specsavers Opticas in association with EWN are launching a Cool Kids competition. Parents can enter a photograph of their child wearing glasses as of this week. Head on down to the nearest Specsavers Opticas and fill in an entry form before Sunday September 30. Alternatively children can get their photo taken in store. The winner will receive a pair of designer children’s glasses and a €50 voucher from a shop of their choice.

Five minute tornado twists over Mallorca By Raul Candela A TORNADO hit the northern town of Lluc, halfway between Soller and Pollensa. The twister’s course did not go across any city or populated area but the trees of an UNESCO Heritage Site natural park took the brunt of the force of nature. It will take more than 100 years before the Clot d’Aubarca, one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Tramuntana Mountains, sees its holm oak forestry and olive field fully recovered, according to Balearic President Jose Ramon Bauza.

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COSTA NEWS, September 21-27, 2012 was very well and attended and successful so come along and enjoy some refreshments and watch the entertainment and a Zumba demonstration. Showtime Spectacular A great concert of all the songs you love to sing at the Careline Theatre in Alcalali on Friday, October 5. Doors and bar open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8pm. This will be performed by The English Choir in co operation with Careline Theatre. Tickets priced at €7 are available from the two Help Charity Shops and Bar Òle in Jalon, opposite the Rastro car park. Come along and have a great evening out. Zumbathon - Zumba, the latest dance/fitness experience from Columbia is taking the Costa Blanca by storm and Louise Groom an experienced instructor is organising Jalon's very first Zumbathon experience. This will be a fundraising event and monies raised will be used to finance MABS Cancer Support Groups which are to be held in the Jalon Valley Help new drop in centre, Casa de Ànimo in Alcalali. Taking place on Saturday,

October 6 from 11am – 1pm in the Sports Hall in Jalon near the roundabout leading to Lliber), registration is at 10 am and is €10. Come and enjoy two hours of non-stop party to some great music. For the not-so-energetic, come and have a coffee and enjoy the atomosphere. There will be a great raffle and who knows, you may win a smartphone just for guessing our Monkey Mascot's name. See www.jalonvalleyhelp.com for more details of all events and information about the charity.

Jalon Valley Mums & Tots Club Every Monday in the Town Hall Jalon. It is open to everyone from all areas and costs just €1 per adult. You can arrive anytime after 10.15am. There is tea and coffee for the adults and lots of toys for the children to play with and after music and singing games with instruments for all the children to play the session closes at 12noon. Enquiries please telephone 676 441 758.

U3A Vall del Pop Dinner Dance October 12

Page 53 at SolyMar Hotel, Calpe. If you haven't already booked for this event, get your skates on as final numbers will be required by the hotel very soon. Great chance to get your glad rags on and have a great time. Please contact Sandra to book your place and arrange payment. Groups information - See Website for full information and contact details. www.u3avalldelpop.com Computer Group - Restarts on Sept 19 at NEW TIME, 12 noon for Advanced, for Beginners classes please see website. Both classes held behind Bar Crue, Alcalali Cinema Club - Restarts on Oct 1 with Made in Dagenham. Held at Centro la Musical, Parcent. Doors open at 18.40, film starts at 19.15. See website for other forthcoming films. Petanque group - Jim Lockhart is the new leader as Roger has moved house. New members always welcome. Boules available for you to have a go. Sunday mornings at Castell de Castells. New choir - The Valley Voices. Starting Sept/Oct. Good

The AA is there for you Alcoholics Anonymous has been growing steadily on the Costa Blanca for the last 35 years. There are over 55 meetings per week (stretching from Murcia to Valencia) in different languages, making AA accessible to anyone living here or visiting, with new meetings starting up every year. Whilst our meetings grow in number, so does our recovery rate. In July 2012, we listened to our female members and decided to open a women's meeting. Although Alcoholics Anonymous is never exclusive, it is possible to start specific purpose meetings especially if it is felt there is a need. The new women's meeting is situated in Benissa, Marina Alta, Alicante. The meeting provides what is undoubtedly a very safe and welcoming environment for women who feel they have a problem with alcohol. Often women may feel it is impossible to admit to any kind of drinking problem - the articles to be published over the next few weeks will show some of the reasons why this may be so. Therefore, this new meeting is a place where women can attend assured of anonymity and confidentiality and the chance to share with other women who are, or have been in exactly the same situation. Our main topics focus on recovery in alcoholism, giving our members the opportunity to share their experience, strength and hope with others, on all matters pertaining to problems with alcohol, and living with alcoholism. Each week, a topic is

Tartas y Tapas for Cancer Join in the world's biggest coffee morning on Friday, September 28 by coming along to the charming Hostal Loreto in Denia. From 10.00 to 14.00 a group of friends from Denia will be serving coffee, drinks, cakes, savouries and tapas in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and AECC (Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer), the prominent Spanish cancer

charity. Hostal Loreto is located amongst the tapas bars in the atmospheric pedestrian street, Calle Loreto, close to Denia Ayuntamiento, so it's the place to be on a lovely late September morning. For €5 you can enjoy the location, taste some of the finest home baking, have a drink, listen to live music from talented local musicians and

watch craft demonstrations. The €5 also includes a ticket for a raffle with some great prizes.don, Debbie Grant, Mo Lane or Suzie Kerr by email at tartasytapas@gmail.com to buy tickets, donate prizes or bake something. Facebook page: Tartas y Tapas. For more details on the charities see www.aecc.es and www.macmillan.org.uk.

singers required who, if possible, are also music readers. Group Leaders, Jenny Tollan and Joan Stocking Stitchcraft - Starts October. Will meet twice a month. Sugar craft - Starting October 1st at 2pm, will meet twice a month. Group Leader Mary Wood Highland dancing - Still waiting for enough numbers and venue to be arranged. Forthcoming events include the following:October 1- Cinema Club Film Made in Dagenham. October 4 - General meeting, Jalon town hall. 10.30 for 11.00 start. Speaker is Paul Pruden, from Environmental Avinenca. See www.avinenca.es October 5 - Regular Quiz Night, Bar Nou, Senija. See website Calendar for details. October 12 -Anniversary Year Dinner Dance. Solymar Hotel, Calpe. October 22 - Cinema Club Film - The Artist October 22-26 -Trip to Madrid. Fully booked. November 2- Day trip to Con-

centaina medieval Market. Fully booked. November 5- Cinema Club Film - True Grit (remake of original November 8 - General meeting, Jalon town hall. 10.30 for 11.00 start. NOTE - not the first Thursday as November 1 is All Saints day. November 9 - Quiz Night, Los Amigos Restaurant, Alcalali (Bar Nou closed) November 19 - Cinema Club Film - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel November 23 - Day visit to Novelda. Fully booked. December 11 - Christmas Dinner Dance, La Solana. December 13 - Christmas General Meeting. To be held at the Multiuso, Alcalali. NOTE not first Thursday as 6th is Constitution Day. April 28 - May 6, 2013 - Andalucia, The grand Tour with Morrocan Twist. Please keep checking website www.u3avalldelpop.com and/or the local newspapers for updated information of events. U3A Vall del Pop always has

'Something Going On' with events and activities to suit all tastes.

Pensioners' Club Perky pensioners from the Jalon area meet weekly at 14.30 on Wednesdays for socialising, cards, quizzes, bingo, etc. All young folk aged 65 or over very welcome! Ring 652 584 272 for more details.

Quiz Night A fun quiz is held in Jalon every Tuesday evening. Now at its new venue in the bar at Miquels, 20.00 for 20.30 start. Come along and test your general knowledge!

JÁVEA Cancer Care Charity Shop & Support Centre, Jávea Park The new website www. cancercarecharitycentre.org for the Cancer Care Charity shops and support centre in Jávea Park is dedicated to helping explain the history of the charity, who the volunteers are and how you can join their friendly team.

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selected, we ask an AA member to share on that theme. Topics range through themes such as: relationships, integrity, taking risks and holidays. We welcome all newcomers, women who have tried other meetings or wish to come and experience AA for the first time. As with all AA meetings, many different nationalities attend, some have attended for just a few days and some for many years, resulting in varying lengths of sobriety. The number of AA women's meetings on this coast has therefore recently doubled. There is now one in Benissa and another in Torrevieja. The new meeting in Benissa is from 6.30-8pm every Monday evening in the Sala de Juntas, (1st floor - there is a plan on the ground floor), Casal d'Associacions, Avda. Ausias March No.3, 03720 Benissa, Alicante. For more information please call: (00 34) 648 169 045.

Suzanne's Story Early in my sobriety I was finally able to come back to my Spanish home on the Costa Blanca. It had become impossible to visit on my own, as my alcoholism had become so

Male or female, if you suspect that your drinking may be causing you problems or affecting your health and would like help, please call: In English: Costa Blanca (Alicante to Valencia) 648 169 045 Costa Blanca South 625 912 078 In Spanish: Alicante province - 679 212 535 Or visit the WEBSITE: www.aa-costablanca.org for more details and information.

acute, I could no longer function without a drink. I could no longer be trusted, or trust myself. Having finally admitted my alcoholism in 2009, and started to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in London, I did not know what to expect when I came back to Alicante, two months later. I had rung the AA helpline from the UK, and was told how to find my nearest local meeting on the Costa Blanca. At the meeting, I was greeted and looked after with warmth and kindness. Afterwards, someone offered to take me to another meeting the following Monday. Since attending the women's meeting here this summer, I feel I have more freedom to talk about my cross addiction with food, and other aspects of my life, which can sometimes be sensitive in mixed meetings. This meeting especially has strengthened my recovery, and I've formed new friendships. My name is Suzanne and I am a contented and responsible recovering alcoholic with a life today that I could not possibly have without also having AA. Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed in these stories and articles represent the views of the authors/speakers which are not necessarily shared by other AA members or by the AA Fellowship as a whole.

Set your Sights on the New School Term As the new term approaches it is important to think about your child's vision as well as all the text books and uniforms. Studies show that one in four children has an undetected visual problem which can affect their learning ability. Experts believe that many learning disabilities could be vision related, so it's crucial that a child's eyesight is regularly checked and they are given the right glasses if they need them. To help kids on their way to coolness, glasses designers have been working hard to produce great ranges which tick all the boxes of fashion and durability and kids that wear glasses can now be the envy of all their friends with fun frames in bright colours sporting their favourite character or toy. Specsavers Opticas have released a new kids range of frames including Star Wars, Simpsons, Marvel Heroes and Spider-Man, alongside their own brand kids range. These designs are in fun colours and shapes made with durable materials and lots of imagin-

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The Star Wars range comes in a variety of styles and colours including gunmetal Aviators and midnight blue rectangular specs with stormtrooper detailing and branding on the arms, sure to be a hit for the new school term. www.specsavers.es


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FOLLOWING the IVA increase announcement, Specsavers Opticas are concerned that the implications for the optical market are being misunderstood. Business Development Manager Jose Angel Moral Tajadura has released the following statement, to clarify the situation: “IVA on prescription products (glasses and contact lenses) will increase on September 1 from 8 to 10 per cent. “There has been confusion amongst customers as some media reports have stated that it will be increased to 21 per cent, which is not the case. “Specsavers Opticas believes in continually providing value for money for our customers, and in this time of austerity we will not pass on any IVA increase to our customers.”

Malaga stages major concerts this weekend SPANISH singer Sergio Dalma will perform at Benalmadena Marina tomorrow (Friday) night at 11pm. He will be performing tracks from his most recent album, Via Dalma James Stanislas and Sala Group

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CELEBRATING: Beverley Callard (front right) and Kym Marsh with friends.

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Tolox Spa upgraded RENOVATIONS on the 19th century Tolox Spa has raised its status from a one-star hotel to three. The Spa will now be hosting guests six months of the year, instead of the three-and-a-half which were customary, allowing people with respiratory problems of all ages to enjoy the benefits of Tolox Spa for longer.

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New record THE world record for the number of people off jumping off a bridge with a non-elastic safety rope was recently made in Tver by 133 people.


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IVA increase announcement Following the IVA increase announcement, Specsavers Opticas are concerned that the implications for the optical market are being misunderstood. Business development Manager Jose Angel Moral Tajadura has released the following statement, to clarify the situation. Jose Angel is available for an interview and to provide further information. "IVA on prescription products (glasses & contact lenses) will increase on the 1st September from 8% to 10%. There has been confusion amongst customers as some media have stated it will be increased to 21% which is not the case. Specsavers Opticas believes in continually providing value for money for our customers, and in this time of austerity we will not pass on any IVA increase to our customers."

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Benidorm optician supports a healthy lifestyle 3 - 9 august 2012

by Patricia thompson SPECSAVERS OPTICAS in Benidorm is committed to supporting local charities and events which benefit the community and inspire a healthy, active lifestyle. In July they participated in a gruelling mountain run and sponsored the 24 Hour Padel Competition and Benidorm’s International Tourist Chess Competition. On 13th July the team travelled to the Basque Country to compete in G2 Haundiak Ultra Trail Event, one of the toughest races in the whole of Spain, to compete and spread the message of the importance of suitable eye protection to avoid UV damage. On 14th and 20th July they were proud sponsors of the 24 Hour Padel Competition and Benidorm’s 2nd International Tourist Chess Competition respectively. These two fun events encouraged healthy bodies and minds and engaged the local community and so Specsavers was delighted to be involved. Jorge Martinez de Lizarduy Araico believes that supporting local events and charities is an important responsibility as a business who wants to have an active role in the community. “We want to get behind events which inspire a healthy, active lifestyle, engage residents and tourists alike and are linked to our commitment to good optical health. If more businesses did the same we could have even more free events to benefit our community.” To find out what Specsavers Opticas Benidorm is up to next, or to book a free eye test, pop into the store at c/ de Gambó 2 or call 96 585 9577.

24 hour padel competition

Onwards and upwards for new charity venture

Open day at new charity shop

GARY BURR has been touched by the loss of a loved one to Cancer so decided to do something, deciding to set up a charity shop and investing his own money along with a very small inheritance in the idea. Gary set about fitting out the newly rented shop in La Nucia and legally registering his venture with the authorities. He then set about spreading the word and spent many hours speaking with people and distributing thousands of leaflets seeking donations to stock the shop and raise funds. He clocked up hundreds of kilometers and worked 14 hour plus days collecting donations of household items including clothes, furniture, books and much more. With the help of the local press donations began to flood

in and the shop opened for business on 16th July with a regular flow of customers seeking bargains. This, however, is just the beginning…Gary still needs donations and can collect if required. Also, volunteers are needed to help in the shop from 10am – 4pm daily. Currently Gary has chosen the Spanish cancer charity AECC as the main charity to support. However, he has a vision which will embrace other good causes including working together with them to the benefit of those less fortunate in life. He would love to hear from any individuals, businesses or other organisations who would like to offer help and support. Tel: 603 137 697: Email: gary@giving4giving.com www.giving4giving.com


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Mind and Body

August 22, 2012

Avner Ivor Kornblum has been active in the field of non-medical healing for 40 years as a writer and practitioner. He combined the various disciplines that he had worked with into his Holistic Healing therapy, which has achieved remarkable success in the healing of patients suffering from life-threatening physical illnesses as well as others with emotional or nervous disorders.

Plant Power, Word Power

By Avner Kornblum

'Healing through Plant Power, Word Power' presents a three-way remedy for whatever the ill may be. Both plants and words have been used very effectively down through the ages to bring about change in an individual, a group or a race; and rhymes are used to access the subconscious (where change takes place) more rapidly. On the basis that all ills - physical, financial, nervous, etc - begin with a negative emotion, this series combines rhyming Affirmations with the Bach Flower Remedies. You may use the Affirmations on their own to remedy any physical disability or illness, unwelcome circumstances, or negative state of mind.





                 

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The dangers of buying contact lenses online Specsavers Opticas on the Costa Blanca are warning contact lens wearers about the potential risks of buying lenses online. They have noticed a worrying trend in those buying online complaining of eye infections and irritation, and some cases have resulted in corneal neovascularisation due to the lack of expert advice, poor lens selection and no aftercare. The key issues which can occur when buying lenses online are: 앫 Using an unsuitable lens due to inputting the wrong prescription or size into the site 앫 Misusing a lens due to a failure to understand the type of lens they have ordered and how these should be worn and cared for 앫 Failure to attend regular eye tests due to repeat ordering online Louise Stone, Store Director at Specsavers Opticas Calpe, explains. "Contact lenses wearers should be supported by an optical professional to avoid problems with the lenses not fitting, having the wrong strength or being used incorrectly. We have recently seen cases where users have just relied on the internet and it has caused them some serious issues." "One man's lenses were so tight they were actually leaving a mark on his eyes when they were removed, another had not realized that she was not supposed to sleep in her lenses and just reordered them for three years. When she came in to see us it was the worst case I have seen for 20 years, she suffered from neovascularisation, swelling and loss of transparency in the cornea and finally corneal exhaustion syndrome resulting in her eyes rejecting the lenses. These cases show that choosing a lens should be about suitability rather than price. Many people assume that buying online is always cheaper than going to an optician, but it is not always the case. Many opticians are now highly competitive on price and offer the support of a qualified professional to help you get the lenses you need, at Specsavers Opticas for example, monthly disposables start from just 8€ per month." Keeping Eyes Healthy Contact lens wearers are at risk of a number of eye problems such as infections, dry eyes and corneal neovascularisation,

therefore regular eye examinations are important. Corneal neovascularisation is the growth of new, fragile blood vessels on the surface of the eye due to lack of oxygen and is caused by wearing lenses for extended periods. It can be easily identified with an eye test and simply treated but it can cause permanent vision loss if it is not diagnosed early. "One woman I saw a few years ago didn't heed my advice that her eyes had neovascularisation and she should be refitted with different contact lenses, so she just carried on buying her previous lenses online. Louise comments, When she finally came back earlier this year her eyes were terrible, it has taken three months without lenses for her vessels to empty." Louise advises that all contact lens users should have an annual contact lens check with a full eye test every two years and they should always consult an optician to ensure their prescription is correct, that their lenses are suitable and that their eyes are healthy. To find your nearest Specsavers Opticas visit www.specsavers.es

























Leo

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

With the stars on your side on Wednesday, your work and your personal life are full of possibilities all you've got to do is reach out. But on Thursday, you're going to need a sounding board. Think of the person whose values you respect most, then get in touch and talk it through. If you find yourself feeling impatient on Friday or over the weekend, take it as a sign to stop, breathe and assess (or re-assess, as the case may be). Focus on what you can learn in the here and now instead of wishing you were somewhere else.







































































Affirmation For those who are so self-assured, decisive and unhesitatingly ready to take action - and responsibility - for their underlings and themselves, that they are regarded as bullies and dictators. Repeat this statement aloud at least twice daily for 30 days: Openness is my ally, flexibility helps me bend. I add these to my mental strength and am hailed by all as friend.









Keeping your agenda modest on Wednesday means you can meet your goals. Take care of a number of smaller projects rather than tackling a longer-term one. Then on Thursday, don't ignore something hoping it will just go away. Addressing an issue or a difference of opinion may be stressful, but letting it slide will only make matters stickier. On Friday and over the weekend, let your actions and words speak for your heart. When you're true to yourself, the rest falls into place.

They say that a little time spent alone each day is time well spent, and it will be especially true on Wednesday. You might even find that with a quiet mind, a certain decision practically makes itself. Thursday is perfect for taking action, whether on practical work matters or in the relationship sphere. The stars smile on your willingness to share what you're thinking and embrace change! And be inquisitive on Friday and over the weekend. A better understanding is within reach - and on Sunday, love's in the air!





(June 21-July 20)

It might seem like there's a gulf between you and what you're trying to do on Wednesday, but it's not so hard to bridge. Don't overcomplicate. And don't worry - the stars send an overabundance of riches your way on Thursday - but only if you're willing to get involved instead of getting overwhelmed. On Friday, you'll find yourself focused on a partner. Watch yourself and don't be too critical just because you're under stress. You need a break this weekend - try to take one with someone special.

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Your powers of persuasion are pretty compelling on Wednesday. Get them on your side - at work and in your personal life. Then your challenge over the next few days will be to find the middle ground. Don't overindulge in social activities, but don't tie yourself to a desk either! Keep things nice and even; you'll want to be in a pulled-together emotional state for some interesting interpersonal stuff on Friday and Saturday. Don't let a little communication mis-step become an argument on Sunday.





(April 20-May 20)

A good run or walk will help keep you grounded and connected on Wednesday. Exercise will also help you relieve stress and you'll find it much easier to respond calmly to a relationship situation that requires compromise and tact on Thursday. The stars send more exciting energy your way on Friday. Got an idea about work or romance? Now's the time to get it going! But don't get too carried away; what you think you want on Saturday could be a passing fancy. Sunday's good for fully feeling it out.





Taurus

(March 20-April 19)





Healing through Plant Power, Word Power Available on Amazon Kindle for $6.70/€5.37/£4.29 The book contains more information, both generally and for each plant, than is published here. On Kindle Fire the plant illustrations appear in full colour. Also available on Kindle: Banishing Fear $1.29/€1.03/£0.83 Money Dynamics $1.50/€1.20/£0.96 Hard copy from Amazon: Crossed Lines























The Positive Benefit Vine helps you to soften your approach without changing your forceful nature or damaging your readiness to act and to





The Negative Condition You would take Vine to reduce the severity of your imperious nature if you felt you were making enemies instead of helpers. You are a born leader, self-assured and dominating, taking responsibility for your actions and the acts of those under you. You give orders harshly and frankly, often injuring the self-esteem of those less forceful than you, and you can be seen as a bully.





People complain I'm dominating and impose my will and views.





lead. You will acquire a better understanding of the problems that beset weaker individuals, a readiness to hear the ideas of underlings and generally a more humane attitude.





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Aries

Libra

Scorpio

(September 23-October 22)

(October 23-November 21)

The more you listen on Wednesday, the more you'll understand. Don't forget to listen to your own heart too! Then if you've been feeling out of sorts, Thursday offers a more self-confident, positive frame of mind. Once you're feeling on top of things, the rest just falls into place! Starting Friday, the change you're contemplating is worth considering, but you may want to wait until Sunday to bounce it off a certain someone. Ask them to help you explore it, and you might get a better assistant than you expected!

On Wednesday, you've got perfectionist tendencies that are perfect for getting things in order. With people, though, you have to give them some leeway. On Thursday, a conflict is likely to arise, and you'll be ready to think of all sorts of proactive steps to take. Friday is more about ideas than action. The time you spend now carefully making plans puts you ahead of the game later. Your confidence is unmistakable, and everyone wants in on the action. Share the wealth, but ensure that you get credit where credit is due.

Sagittarius

Capricorn

(November 22-December 21)

(December 22-January 19)

Issuing an ultimatum may be tempting on Wednesday, but make sure it's really a your-way-orno-way situation, because the answer may be no way. If you can wait, the stars will offer a different perspective on Thursday, not to mention a new way to express yourself that will open possibilities instead of closing doors. On Friday and Saturday, everyone else will be ready to party, but you'll want at least a little solo time to read, think and just be. Sunday, though, is a fun day - plan for it!

Somebody far away comes into play on Wednesday, so be sure you're not confining your attention to what's right in front of you. Come Thursday, you'll probably be focusing on work, but don't expect any miracles there. Lead your life in balance so the other things in your life can reinvigorate and refresh you. Get outside instead of in. On Friday and over the weekend, believe in yourself and know why you're doing what you do. Power comes from the heart, now more than ever.

Aquarius

Pisces

(January 20-February 18)

(February 19-March 19)

On Wednesday and Thursday, others will be coming to you for clarity. Be ready and willing to help them, because you're definitely able. Then you're liable to be a little more sensitive than usual on Friday, so surround yourself with positive people who love you for who you are. Plan an activity that gives you joy, and take notice of the good in life. On Saturday, think bold, think beautiful - and think romance! But on Sunday, look for common ground rather than conflict.

You'll be better able to deal with life's demands on Wednesday if you're proactive about getting centred. Replenish your inner resources so that when an opportunity to make life better comes knocking on Thursday or Friday, you'll be waiting at the door. Likewise on Saturday, watch for a situation where you can assert what you believe. You'll earn their respect - and possibly make a real connection. On Sunday, seek a balance rather than going to extremes, and it will all even out beautifully.


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G~itenen schapen lopen gevaar op vergiftiging ELCHE - Veeteelthouders in de gemeente Elche hebben aan de bel getrokken omdat hun geiten en schapen bloot zouden staan aan vergiftigingsgevaar .. Volgens de eigenaars van de circa vijftig geiten- en sct"]apenkuddes die in de velden van de gemeente Elche rondlopen, verliezen ze de laatste jaren regelmatig dieren door vergiftiging. Elke kudde zou op deze manier jaarlijks vijf tot tien dieren kwijtraken. Volgens de veeteelthouders wordt de vergiftiging veroorzaakt door akkerbouwers die agressieve bestrijding.smiddelen gebruiken en door de. gemeente die het hoog opgroeiende onkruid langs wegen behandelt met agressieve bestrijdingsmiddelen. De geiten en schapen die gras en planten grazen, verzwakken volgens hun eigenaarsbeetje bij beetje, ze krijgen diarree en vermageren en als ze zwanger zijn, krijgen ze spontaan een abortus. De veeteelthouders maakten deze zaak al eerder aanhangig bij de milieuaf-' deling van de Guardia Civil en wil nu dat de Guardia Civil uitzoekt of er overtredingen worden begaan bij het gebruik van g~vaarlijke bestrijdingsm iddelen,

Santa Pola bespaart op stierenrennen SANTA POLA - De gemeente Santa Pola maakte afgelopen week bekend dat er dit jaar tijdens de septemberfeestengeen stieren- en koeienrennen zullen plaatsvinden. De gemeente heeft besloten dit populaire onderdeel van de feestkalender te schrappen omdat daarmee veel geld kan worden bespaard, Behalve de 14.006 euro die betaald moet worden aan de veehouders, kost dit onderdeel ook veel geld en organisatorisch vermogen op het gebied van veiligheid, politie, aanwezigheid

van ambulances etc. Op deze laatste factoren kan niet bezuinigd worden omdat het risico op ongelukken bij de stierenrennen de laatste jaren alleen maar is vergoot. Elk jaar vallen er wel ergens in de provincie gewonden te betreuren.bij feestonderdelen waarbij koeien of stiertjes betrokken zijn en in de stad Huesca kwam onlangs nog een zestienjarige jongen om het leven bij stjerenrennen. De gemeente heeft besloten de 18.000 euro die dus in totaal op de feesten worden bespaard, te gebruiken om hulpbehoevende gezinnen financieel te helpen. Op de beslissing om het onderdeel te schrappen werd al meteen heel enthousiast gereageerd door de dierenbescherming van de Bajo Vinalop6. Veel dierenliefhebbers vinden de stierenrennen een vorm van dierenmjshandeling. Een woordvoerder van de dierenbescherming zei te hopen dat het hier niet alleen om een tijdelijke bezuinigingsmaatregel gaat en dat het gewraakte onderdeel' over een paar jaar njet terugkeert, als de geldproblemen voorbij zijn,

Brand bij Leon onder controle LEON - Bijna een week nadat het vuur uitbrak, is de brand bij Castrocontrigo '(Leon) onder controle. . Het vuur brand nog: op diverse plekken en heeft in totaal ruim 10.000 hectare verwoest. Hiermee is het de grootste bosbrand in de laatste tien jaar van de provincie in het noordwesten van Spailje. De regionale overheid zegt ontdaan te zijn over de verwoestende effeden van het vuur, maar is erg blij dat er zichgeen persoonlijke ongelukken hebben voortgedaan, De leden van de bestrijdingseenheden worden via verschillende media dan ook uitvoerig bedankt voor hun inzet. Ondanks dat het vuur nog actief is, moet de balans van de schade worden opgemaakt en de verantwoordelijke "Voorhet vuur worden gezocht en berecht. Duidelijk is wel dat de verliezen groot zijn in een gebied waar veel families afhankelijk zijn van hars, paddenstoelen, jacht, bijenteelt, hout en houtproducten.

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slapen en heeft dit drie jaar lang gedaan en automatisch online lenzen besteld. Toen zij bij ons kwam, was ze een van de ergste gevallen die ik in de afgelopen 20 jaar heb gezien. Zij leed aan vaatingroei, zwelling en het verlies van transparantie in het hoornvlies. Dit alles resulteerde in uitputting van haar hoornvlies waarbij haar ogen de contactlenzen gewoonweg niet meer accepteerden." Deze gevallen tonen aan dat het belangrijk is om voor de juiste lens te kiezen en niet alleen naar de prijs te kijken. Veel mensen gaan ervan uit dat een online-aankoop altijd goedkoper is dan in de winkel, maar dit. is niet altijd het geval. Veel opticiens bieden tegenwoordig zeer concurrerende prijzen en daarnaast ook professioneJe oncfersteuning bij de juiste keuze van de contactlenzen. Bij Specsavers Opticas kun je bijvoorbeeld al maandlenzen kopen vanaf slechts 8 euro per maand." Houd je ogen gezond Contactlensdragers lopen het risico op het krijgen van een aantal oogproblemen zoals ooginfecties, .droge ogen of hoornvliesproblemen. Het is dus belangrijk om regelmatig een oogonderzoek te laten doen. Bij cornea neovascularisatie (vaatingmei) groeien er nieuwe bloedvaten op het oog veroorzaakt door een gebrek aan zuurstof door lenzen langere peri odes achter eJkaar te dragen. Dit proble'em kan eenvoudig worden herkend bij een oogonderzoek en kan vervolgens simpel worden behandeld. Ais het echter niet bijtijds

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The dangers of buying contact lenses online SPECSAVERS OPTICAS on the Costa Blanca are warning contact lens wearers about the potential risks of buying lenses online. They have noticed a worrying trend in those buying online complaining of eye infections and irritation, and some cases have resulted in corneal neovascularisation due to the lack of expert advice, poor lens selection and no aftercare. THE KEY ISSUES WHICH CAN OCCUR WHEN BUYING LENSES ONLINE ARE: - Using an unsuitable lens due to inputting the wrong prescription or size into the site - Misusing a lens due to a failure to understand the type of lens they have ordered and how these should be worn and cared for - Failure to attend regular eye tests due to repeat ordering online Louise Stone, Store Director at Specsavers Opticas Calpe, explains: “Contact lenses wearers should be supported by an optical professional to avoid problems with the lenses not fitting, having the wrong strength or being used incorrectly. We have recently seen cases where users have just relied on the internet and it has caused them some serious issues. “One man’s lenses were so tight they were actually leaving a mark on his eyes when they were removed, another had not realised that she was not supposed to sleep in her lenses and just reordered them for three years. When she came in to see

All contact lens users should have an annual contact lens check

us it was the worst case I have seen for 20 years, she suffered from neovascularisation, swelling and loss of transparency in the cornea and finally corneal exhaustion syndrome resulting in her eyes rejecting the lenses. “These cases show that choosing a lens should be about suitability rather than price. Many people assume that buying online is always cheaper than going to an optician, but it is not always the case. Many opticians are now highly competitive on price and offer the support of a qualified professional to help you get the lenses you need, at Specsavers Opticas for example, monthly disposables start from just 8€ per month.” KEEPING EYES HEALTHY Contact lens wearers are at risk of a number of eye problems such as infections, dry eyes and corneal neovascularisation, therefore regular eye examinations are important. Corneal

neovascularisation is the growth of new, fragile blood vessels on the surface of the eye due to lack of oxygen and is caused by wearing lenses for extended periods. It can be easily identified with an eye test and simply treated but it can cause permanent vision loss if it is not diagnosed early. “One woman I saw a few years ago didn’t heed my advice that her eyes had neovascularisation and she should be refitted with different contact lenses, so she just carried on buying her previous lenses online,” said Louise, “When she finally came back earlier this year her eyes were terrible - it has taken three months without lenses for her vessels to empty.” Louise advises that all contact lens users should have an annual contact lens check with a full eye test every two years and they should always consult an optician to ensure their prescription is correct, that their lenses are suitable and that their eyes are healthy. To find your nearest Specsavers Opticas visit www.specsavers.es


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Xanit International Hospital achieved a turnover of 36.4 million Euros in 2011, 22% more than in the previous year

Press Release he hospital invested over 1.000.000 Euros in projects such as the new Outpatients Department and the new Physiotherapy Unit. Xanit International Hospital has ended 2011 with a turnover of 36.4 million Euros, making an increase of 22 percent compared with the previous year. This increase has also been reflected in the group's EBITDA, which has grown by 193% compared with 2010. The Managing Director and CEO of Xanit International Hospital, Mercedes Mengibar outlined that the improvements in revenue and EBITDA are a result of increased activity and the implementation of strategic planning by the current managerial team since their arrival in 2010. In 2011 the hospital dealt with 50,600 emergencies (9.2% more than in 2010), 6,994 admissions (31% more than the previous year), 22,257 hospital stays (32.54 % more than in 2010) and 165,038 outpatient consultations (20.2% more than the previous year). As for surgical activity, 5,760 operations were carried out in 2011. This represents an increase of 25.6% over the course of last year. The structural changes that have been carried out in Xanit International Hospital began half way through 2010. Primarily, these have concentrated on the excellence of the medical teams, and a strong commitment to innovation, science and technology. The hospital provides a service characterised by excellent teams of multidisciplinary doctors, and focuses on a high standard of comprehensive, quality care. Mercedes Mengibar explains that ´ amongst the highlights which took place in 2011 are the incorporation of Professor Shaefer, an international leader in Cardiac Surgery into Xanit's Cardiology Department. Also the incorporation of Dr Sakari Orava, a prestigious Finnish surgeon who has treated many professional international athletes. The

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hospital was awarded the accolade of '2011's Best Medical Provider' by the International Travel Insurance Journal, as well as signing an agreement with Sanitas. Xanit has also implemented an integrated Maternity Unit with a 24 hour Gynaecological Team. In addition, other major projects which were implemented during 2011 include: the opening of a new day Hospital, a new Physiotherapy unit and a Pediatric Emergency Area. More than 1.000.000 Euros was invested in these projects. With the opening of these areas, the hospital has completed the first phase of the management's refurbishment plan aimed at expanding the facilities within the Hospital. This strategic plan was put into place with the incorporation of the new managerial team. Success in 2012 is continuing to grow, and the results are expected to further increase due to the implementation of the facilities which have already been implemented and the ever growing number of patients using the hospital. ´ Revenue and EBITDA growth during the first five months of 2012 have increased by over 18% and 39% respectively compared with the same period in 2011¨, explains Mercedes Mengibar. Xanit International Hospital (www.xanit.net) has agreements with the leading national, international, and mutual insurance companies. It also has the most advanced technology in the private healthcare sector. The hospital has a work force made up of over 650 professionals. It also has 13.000m2 of floor space distributed over 5 floors with 100 individual patient rooms. There is a medical centre, Xanit Fuengirola, which brings the medical team to you with the same high standard of service and quality care. Xanit International Hospital has one of the world's leading investment funds, N+1, as its primary shareholder. Together with Dinamia, these

two companies account for the majority share in the hospital. There are also two other well known investment companies with shares in the hospital, Akina Partners and Partners Group. As a result of the ownership structure, the hospital has greater stability and growth potential, as well as having the necessary support to finance their new projects. Xanit International Hospital www.xanit.net

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The dangers of buying contact lenses online Specsavers Opticas on the Costa Blanca are warning contact lens wearers about the potential risks of buying lenses online. They have noticed a worrying trend in those buying online complaining of eye infections and irritation, and some cases have resulted in corneal neovascularisation due to the lack of expert advice, poor lens selection and no aftercare. The key issues which can occur when buying lenses online are: 앫 Using an unsuitable lens due to inputting the wrong prescription or size into the site 앫 Misusing a lens due to a failure to understand the type of lens they have ordered and how these should be worn and cared for 앫 Failure to attend regular eye tests due to repeat ordering online Louise Stone, Store Director at Specsavers Opticas Calpe, explains. "Contact lenses wearers should be supported by an optical professional to avoid problems with the lenses not fitting, having the wrong strength or being used incorrectly. We have recently seen cases where users have just relied on the internet and it has caused them some serious

issues." "One man's lenses were so tight they were actually leaving a mark on his eyes when they were removed, another had not realized that she was not supposed to sleep in her lenses and just reordered them for three years. When she came in to see us it was the worst case I have seen for 20 years, she suffered from neovascularisation, swelling and loss of transparency in the cornea and finally corneal exhaustion syndrome resulting in her eyes rejecting the lenses. These cases show that choosing a lens should be about suitability rather than price. Many people assume that buying online is always cheaper than going to an optician, but it is not always the case. Many opticians are now highly competitive on price and offer the support of a qualified professional to help you get the lenses you need, at Specsavers Opticas for example, monthly disposables start from just 8€ per month." Keeping Eyes Healthy Contact lens wearers are at risk of a number of eye problems such as infections, dry eyes and corneal neovascularisation, therefore regular eye examinations are important. Corneal neovascularisation is the growth of new, fragile

blood vessels on the surface of the eye due to lack of oxygen and is caused by wearing lenses for extended periods. It can be easily identified with an eye test and simply treated but it can cause permanent vision loss if it is not diagnosed early. "One woman I saw a few years ago didn't heed my advice that her eyes had neovascularisation and she should be refitted with different contact lenses, so she just carried on buying her previous lenses online. Louise comments, When she finally came back earlier

this year her eyes were terrible, it has taken three months without lenses for her vessels to empty." Louise advises that all contact lens users should have an annual contact lens check with a full eye test every two years and they should always consult an optician to ensure their prescription is correct, that their lenses are suitable and that their eyes are healthy. To find your nearest Specsavers Opticas visit www.specsavers.es


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Specsavers Opticas on the Costa Blanca are warning contact lens wearers about the potential risks of buying lenses online. They have noticed a worrying trend in those buying online complaining of eye infections and irritation, and some cases have resulted in corneal neovascularisation due to the lack of expert advice, poor lens selection and no aftercare. The key issues which can occur when buying lenses online are: 앫 Using an unsuitable lens due to inputting the wrong prescription or size into the site 앫 Misusing a lens due to a failure to understand the type of lens they have ordered and how these should be worn and cared for 앫 Failure to attend regular eye tests due to repeat ordering online Louise Stone, Store Director at Specsavers Opticas Calpe, explains. "Contact lenses wearers should be supported by an optical professional to avoid problems with the lenses not fitting, having the wrong strength or being used incorrectly. We have recently seen cases where users have just relied on the internet and it has caused them some serious issues." "One man's lenses were so tight they were actually leaving a mark on his eyes when they were removed, another had not realized that she was not supposed to sleep in her lenses and just reordered

them for three years. When she came in to see us it was the worst case I have seen for 20 years, she suffered from neovascularisation, swelling and loss of transparency in the cornea and finally corneal exhaustion syndrome resulting in her eyes rejecting the lenses. These cases show that choosing a lens should be about suitability rather than price. Many people assume that buying online is always cheaper than going to an optician, but it is not always the case. Many opticians are now highly competitive on price and offer the support of a qualified professional to help you get the lenses you need, at Specsavers Opticas for example, monthly disposables start from just 8€ per month." Keeping Eyes Healthy Contact lens wearers are at risk of a number of eye problems

such as infections, dry eyes and corneal neovascularisation, therefore regular eye examinations are important. Corneal neovascularisation is the growth of new, fragile blood vessels on the surface of the eye due to lack of oxygen and is caused by wearing lenses for extended periods. It can be easily identified with an eye test and simply treated but it can cause permanent vision loss if it is not diagnosed early. "One woman I saw a few years ago didn't heed my advice that her eyes had neovascularisation and she should be refitted with different contact lenses, so she just carried on buying her

previous lenses online. Louise comments, When she finally came back earlier this year her eyes were terrible, it has taken three months without lenses for her vessels to empty." Louise advises that all contact lens users should have an annual contact lens check with a full eye test every two years and they should always consult an optician to ensure their prescription is correct, that their lenses are suitable and that their eyes are healthy. To find your nearest Specsavers Opticas visit www.specsavers.es

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EL DISCRETO ENCANTO DEL VERANO

El grupo ‘The Tall Tutsies’ obsequió al público del Village con versiones de conocidas bandas y algunos temas propios.

Los regatistas se divierten El Village de la Copa del Rey acogió ayer la Fiesta del Regatista, en la que no faltó la tradicional ‘paellada’ y la música, a cargo de «TheTallTutsies» l Village de la Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre de Vela abrió ayer sus puertas para acoger la Fiesta del Regatista. El evento empezó con la llegada de los más de 1.200 regatistas que ayer disputaron la primera regata y que fueron obsequiados con una gran ‘paellada’. La actuación del regatista olímpico Luis Martínez Doreste despertó un especial interés. El vocalista de «The Tall Tutsies», demostró ser todo un showman en el escenario, sorprendiendo tanto a los regatistas como al público que se acercó hasta el parc de sa Feixina, abierto a todos los ciudadanos de Palma. El grupo ofreció un amplio repertorio de versiones de temas de Queen, Lady Gaga y otras bandas, además de temas propios. El concierto puso ritmo a la tarde del Village y le dio un aire festivo a la celebración, animando la fiesta

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Luis Martínez Doreste compagina la vela con la música.

hasta que Dj. Titto Bahía tomó el relevo. lCarolina Marí Fotos: Miquel Àngel Cañellas

Specsavers celebra su primer aniversario

Martin Blake, Andrés Román Romero, Mari Angeles Ferragut con su hijo Pablo, Zoe Turner y Bernar the Magic, en la imagen de izquierda a derecha.

Con una gran fiesta celebró ayer Specsavers Opticas su primer aniversario. La fiesta, celebrada en el establecimiento de Santa Ponça fue todo un éxito. El ganador que acierte la pregunta del concurso ¿Cuántos clientes han pasado por Specsavers Opticas Santa Ponça durante este primer año? se dará a conocer hoy a las cinco de la tarde. lR.D/Foto: Miquel Àngel Cañellas

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Diario de Mallorca

Part forana

La feria cannábica pierde fuelle Alaró A. F. VALLESPIR

La feria Mallorcannabis, dedicada a los devotos del cannabis, ha pasado más desapercibida que en su anterior edición. La respuesta del público fue inferior a la de la otra convocatoria. La organización, descontenta con el resultado, decidió que ayer la entrada fuese gratuita para los asistentes en vez de costar ocho euros, aunque la afluencia de visitantes no mejoró durante el día.

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CALVIÀ

Fiesta de aniversario de Specsavers La tienda Specsavers de Santa Ponça (Calvià), situada en la avenida Rei Jaume I, celebró esta semana su primer aniversario en la localidad, con la organización de una fiesta en que el protagonismo fue para los niños. Así, durante el día se repartieron bolsas de regalos y hubo una exhibición de una zancuda. También hubo una sesión de magia. I. M. MANACOR INCA

El PSOE cuestiona la aprobación del polígono El PSOE de Inca criticó ayer la inoportunidad del momento para aprobar el nuevo polígono industrial. “Es el peor momento, porque ahora no hay demanda de suelo industrial. No se podrá hacer, porque es inviable económicamente. Además, habría que ampliar la depuradora, lo que supondría un coste de  millones de euros”, adujo el edil socialista Xavier Ramis. A. F. V. INCA

ARTÀ

Empieza la Semana de Música Antigua La Associació d’Amics de la Música de la Colònia de Sant Pere (Artà) promueve un ciclo de conciertos centrados en el periodo renacentista y barroco. El festival, comenzó ayer. Sus responsables destacan que quieren “ofrecer un repertorio de calidad y especializado”. I. M. MANACOR CAMPOS

PSM y PSOE, contra el proyecto de megahotel Representantes del PSM-IVExM explicarán hoy en Campos los fundamentos de sus alegaciones contra el megahotel previsto en sa Ràpita. Por otra parte, el PSOE registrará hoy en el Consistorio sus sugerencias a la modificación de las Normas Subsidiarias de Campos. I. M. MANACOR

Ayer a mediodía, apenas una treintena de personas estaban en el recinto, a las afueras de Alaró, junto al cementerio y el campo de fútbol. “Es difícil competir con un día de sol y playa”, manifestó el organizador, David Ribé. Además, algunos de los conciertos del sábado y del domingo fueron cancelados por la baja asistencia. La feria sigue suscitando el descontento de algunos vecinos, lo que quedó plasmado cuando el viernes hubo un incendio presuntamente provocado en una

finca colindante a la de la feria. Algunos de los carteles que informaban del lugar de la celebración fueron arrancados. Entre los productos más llamativos de las paradas, a juicio de los organizadores, había un vaporizador de marihuana, que “supone una alternativa para las personas que no pueden fumar”, según explicó Alberto Luna. También se realizaron análisis de tolerancia a las drogas para “reducir riesgos y hacer un consumo responsable”.

La feria Mallorcannabis de Alaró, ayer a mediodía. A. F. V.


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man in den vergangenen Tagen Til Schweiger erleben. Wie MM bereits in der vergangenen Woche berichtet hat, ist der Schauspieler „Wiederholungstäter”, war schon im letzten Sommer auf der Insel. Was die Wahl des Restaurants anbelangt, setzt er ebenfalls auf Vertrautes. Mehrmals speiste der Star im Kult-Chiringuito des italienischen Wirts Mauricio an der Costa dels Pins und gab sich sehr umgänglich, wenn er von deutschen Touristen erkannt wurde. Wie das „Beweisfoto” verrät, gehört ausgiebiges Sonnenbaden zum Urlaubsprogramm von Til Schweiger.

wurde er auch verhaftet und musste danach einige Jahre absitzen. Inzwischen ist „Mr. Nice” Kult, ein gleichnamiger Film basiert auf seinem Leben. Dieser Streifen mit Rhys Ifans als Howard Marks hatte jetzt Spanien-Premiere in Barcelona. Marks war anwesend und schien angetan.

An der Costa dels Pins: Wirt Mauricio (l.) mit Schauspieler Til Schweiger.

Er gestaltete Puerto Portals mit: José Hernández Eraso ist in Madrid gestorben.

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as war natürlich ein guter Grund für eine Fiesta mit Kunden und Freunden: Das Optik-Unternehmen „Specsavers” in Santa Ponça wurde ein Jahr alt. Store-Leiter Martin Blake und sein Team konnten viele Gäste begrüßen, sogar ein echter Magier war dabei.

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iele Jahre lang lebte der legendäre Drogenschmuggler Howard Marks auf Mallorca, hier

Hafenfest in Puerto Portals Puerto Portals – Bereits zum zehnten Mal lädt „SOS Animal Calvià” am Sonntag, 16. September, zum Hafenfest nach Puerto Portals. Geboten wird neben dem Flohmarkt wieder eine große Tombola. Für Letztere werden noch dringend Sachspenden benötigt, die direkt im Tierheim abgegeben werden können. Oder anrufen unter Tel. 622-645894 wie auch 607-022963.

Praxis-Fest in Cala Rajada Cala Rajada – Und nochmal laden Tierschützer ein – zum Praxissommerfest nach Cala Rajada. Am Samstag, 1. September (ab 13 Uhr), wird es in den Räumlichkeiten der „Clínica Veterinaria” unter anderem wieder eine große Tombola geben, deren Gesamterlös dem Tierschutz – vor allem der medizinischen Betreuung der Straßenkatzen-Kolonien vor Ort – zugute kommt.

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Gute Stimmung in der Diskothek „Amnesia” auf Ibiza. Da konnten auch Paris Hilton und Mario Balotelli so richtig aus sich herausgehen. Foto: David Pareja

Ein Jahr „Specsavers”: Martin Blake, Andrés Román Romero, Mari Angeles Ferragut mit Sohn Pablo, Zoe Turner und Magier Bernar.

ie Nautik-Welt trauert um José Hernández Eraso. Der frühere Hafenkapitän von Puerto Portals ist am Montag im Alter von 63 Jahren in Madrid gestorben. Viele Jahre lenkte Hernández Eraso die Geschicke des Nobelhafens und trug in dieser Zeit maßgeblich zu der Entwicklung von Puc erto Portals bei.


Are your sunglasses ruining your eyesight!!

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t the arrival of summer and more people head to the beaches to soak up the glorious Spanish sunshine, we’ll all be wearing sun screen to protect our skin from the rays, but how many people think about protecting their eyes? Specsavers in Fuengirola is urging locals to remember to take care of their eyes when they are outdoors with the most effective sunglasses.

Amrik Sappal, Store Director at Specsavers Fuengirola, says: ‘Providing they meet European safety standards, sports-style sunglasses not only protect your eyes but also help reduce premature ageing. Sunlight creeping in at the side of badly fitting frames can make you squint, leading to crows’ feet around the eyes. ‘Excessive exposure to UV rays causes a painful irritation to the cornea at the front of the eye. In extreme circumstances this can lead to cancer of the cornea, age related macular degeneration, cataracts and even blindness.’ Specsavers stocks a large selection of prescription sunglasses styles and will also fit tinted lenses to other frames within its range to create prescription sunglasses. Throughout the summer Specsavers are offering free reaction lenses and 2 for 1 on our sunglasses range. Visit in store for details. Follow these top tips from Specsavers to protect your eyes when enjoying the Costa del Sol’s famous weather this summer:

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1. Check sunglasses comply with UNE-EN 1836:2006 + A1:2008 or bear the CE kite mark and are marked UV 400.

2. If you already have sunglasses, take them into your local optician to be UV tested. All Specsavers stores offer this service.

3. Invest in photochromic lenses that instantly adapt to

light changes, darkening in bright light. Alternatively, get prescription lenses tinted to minimize the amount of UV rays that reach your eyes.

4. By adding polarized lenses you can decrease the amount of

glare, which can dazzle and strain your vision; particularly useful when you are participating in outdoor sports.

5. For driving, Specsavers UltraDrive lenses provide excellent eye protection in bright light by blocking out all UV light and up to 92% of blue light, making colours appear sharper. They also conform to European driving guidelines.

To view Specsavers’ full range of sunglasses and frames, or to book an eye examination or to find your nearest Specsavers, please visit www.specsavers.es

The courses can be full time or part time allowing you to change and improve your life with small or big career changes. The Academy also offers weekend and residential course packages.

Congratulations to all our students on their amazing results. Good luck for your future careers! Local 2/3 Aloha Mira Sierra, Avenida Valle de Golf Aloha, 29660 Nueva Andalucia, Marbella Tel: +34 952 817 632 M. 693 507 267 info@marbellabeautyacademy.com

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Life health

First aid courses from Prestige Nursing and Social Care Services As one of the best nursing firms in Costa Blanca, Claire Cerro Atyeo and her nursing team are launching a series of First Aid courses priced at a very conservative 75€ per person for a full day’s tuition on First Aid.

Many readers will remember receiving First Aid courses as part of their schooling but may have forgotten what to do. The courses will be available to firms, individuals, Bowls or Bridge Clubs etc, all of whom can host the courses spread over a couple of mornings or afternoons etc. Prestige

Nursing will bring the equipment, the information and practical workshops will be run. And the Prestige team will offer a ½ day basic life support course which will concentrate on child resuscitation. Claire and the Prestige team work by the professional code of conduct now known as ‘The Code’ (Nursing & Midwifery Council) in which it states “work with others to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of those in your care, their families and carers, and the wider community”. They have the skills to teach every family how to save the life of their child. No-one should have to experience such trauma. From the outset of developing the company it has been part of the Prestige criteria that they would develop an education program to ensure the staff meet and exceed the minimum standards required by law within the care industry.

One of those courses now being made available to the public is ‘Basic First Aid’, a course that is certificated and carries the CCIS numeration, which means it is compliant for any organisation, company or individual with a responsibility to meet professional obligations and Health & Safety regulations. But for parents and grandparents in particular, Prestige Nursing are now offering a short practical based ½ day course, which will give you the knowledge and skills to save your child’s life at a very affordable rate. For just 49.99€, you can learn basic life support skills with an emphasis on child resuscitation. And if you are interested in attending either a full practical First Aid course, or a ½ day basic life support course concentrating on child resuscitation please contact Prestige Nursing on 687 015 517. Next week: Five steps that could save a life

Are your sunglasses ruining your sight? Specsavers’ guide to protecting your eyes this summer AS SPRING turns to summer and more people head to the beaches to soak up the glorious Spanish sunshine we’ll all be wearing sun screen to protect our skin from the rays, but how many people think about protecting their eyes? Specsavers in Benidorm is urging locals to remember to take care of their eyes when they are outdoors with the most effective sunglasses. Phil Morgan, Store Director of Specsavers Benidorm, says: “Providing they meet European safety standards, sports-style sunglasses not only protect your eyes but also help reduce premature ageing. Sunlight creeping in at the side of badly fitting frames can make you squint, leading to crows’ feet around the eyes. “Excessive exposure to UV rays causes a painful irritation to the cornea at the front of the eye. In extreme circumstances this can lead to cancer of the cornea, age related macular degeneration, cataracts and even blindness.” Specsavers stocks a large selection of prescription sunglasses styles and will also fit tinted lenses to other frames within its range to create prescription sunglasses. Throughout the summer Specsavers are offering free reaction lenses and 2 for 1 on our sunglasses range. Visit in store for details. Follow these top tips from Specsavers to protect your eyes when enjoying the Costa Blanca’s famous weather this summer: 1. Check sunglasses comply with BSEN 1836: 1997 or bear the CE kite mark and are marked UV 400. 2. If you already have sunglasses, take them into your local optician to be UV tested. All

Specsavers stores offer this service. 3. Invest in photochromic lenses that instantly adapt to light changes, darkening in bright light. Alternatively, get prescription lenses tinted to minimize the amount of UV rays that reach your eyes. 4. By adding polarized lenses you can decrease the amount of glare, which can dazzle and strain your vision; particularly useful when you are participating in outdoor sports. 5. For driving, Specsavers UltraDrive lenses provide excellent eye protection in bright light by blocking out all UV light and up to 92% of blue light, making colours appear sharper. They also conform to European driving guidelines. To view Specsavers’ full range of sunglasses and frames, to book an eye examination or to find your nearest Specsavers, please visit www.specsavers.es


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U3A Marina Baixa The Rummikub group has now drawn to a close for the summer. The group will recommence on Tuesday October 2, playing at Camping Villasol at 2.30pm. It is a great game if you have never played. New players are welcome and it is not difficult to learn. Our General Meetings are always on the 4th Monday of the month (with the exception of August and December when there is no meeting). If you would like to join us, our next Meeting will be on Monday June 25 at 10.30am for 11am at the Casa de Cultura, Alfaz del Pi. Following this meeting there will be a demonstration by the watercolour and

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sugar craft groups. If you need any further information please look at our website, where you will find lots of information on all the available Group activities. Also, you can read the current

Newsletter and all previous issues of our monthly newsletter. The web address is www.u3amarinabaixa.com Or contact our Secretary, Joan Flint, on 965 861 226 or mobile 677 721 902.

U3A Vall de Pop Forthcoming events include the following: Photographic competition - Full information on website and in Newsletter. Closing date September 14, winners announced at October 4 meeting. June 7 - General meeting, Town Hall, Jalón. 10.30 for 11am. Not June 14 as previously advertised. Speaker

June 6, 2012

Dick Hanscombe, gardening expert, plus rendition by Casual Choir. June 8 - Regular Quiz Night, Bar Nou, Senija. See website Calendar for details. June 14 - Day Trip to Guadalest. See website for full details. June 18 - Cinema group, Parcent. NB: There are no films during July, August or

September. September 6 - General meeting, Jalón Town Hall Please keep checking the website www.u3avalldel pop.com and/or the local newspapers for updated information of events. U3A Vall del Pop always has 'Something Going On', with events and activities to suit all tastes.

Samaritans in Spain are delighted with the response to their Annual Golf Event to be held at Las Colinas Golf and Country Club on Saturday June 16. The event was a huge success last year and raised over 4,000€ for the charity. However the organisers, Denise Brown and her husband John, commented that they are confident this year's event will be even more successful. The event consists of two separate fund raisers: a day of golfing for 80 players and an evening of dining and dancing for 80 guests. Tickets for the golf, including light refreshment, green fees, buggy and prizes for the lucky players are 65€ each. Please contact Gavin at Albatross Golf Los Dolces www.albatrossgolftours.com

for information and booking. There are a few remaining Dinner & Dance tickets. If you are interested contact Denise denise1sams@hot mail.com or call 699 416 819. Sponsors for this event have been once again hugely supportive and sponsorship is increasing daily from a wide variety of businesses in the area, ie The Rental and Sales Centres, Albatross Golf, Chemies Bar, The Hub, Munchies of the Villa Martin Plaza and Cheers Bar Eagle´s Nest. If you would like to sponsor this event and help raise much needed funds for the Samaritans in Spain

please contact Denise. Samaritans helpline operates 7 nights per week from 8 to midnight. Phone 902 883 535.

Donations needed for AFA Due to the recent success of our drive to raise funds, including a Spring Fair and other activities held by various bars and restaurants in the area, our shop has been particularly busy. To enable us to keep fundraising for the Alzheimer's

Centre, we always welcome much-needed donations. The AFA Alzheimer's shop is located at Calle Maestro Francisco Vallejos, Torrevieja (to the right of the church in Plaza de la Constitution), where people can bring their donations of clothes, shoes,

handbags and any unwanted goods. You are also welcome to come along and find out more about Alzheimer's. Contact details: Torrevieja area - Jose, 676 367 081; Orihuela Costa area - Rosa 677 015 298.

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Bernard and Graham keep a watchful eye were excellent auctioneers. It was a hilarious occasion, with some husbands bidding against their wives for the same item. At the end of the day people went home satisfied with their purchases and anything not sold went for

the next sale or to the car boot. The charity made 352€ from the event. Two other events in the area of Los Urrutias are on Friday June 22 at The Club de Regatas (The Port) at 7.30pm. Barbecue and Karaoke tickets 12€. And on Wednesday June 27 at Paddy's Playa bar and restaurante, Los Urrutias a Race Night. Races start at 6pm followed by live music with Tricky Trev. BBQ and Indian Night. Adults 11.95€; children under 12, 5.99€. Friendship Group of HELP MMM On May 25 the Friendship Group met at the Puerto 3 restaurant in Los Alcázares when 60 people, including

our ex-president four days after a hip replacement, enjoyed lunch and raised 70€ for Friendship Group funds towards a free lunch later. Their next event is on June 29, when they meet at the Café Golf at 12 for 12.30pm, when there will be a demonstration of antiaging cream. Our July Friendship meeting is being held a week earlier than usual on July 20 at the Golf Deluxe minigolf centre on the Torre Pacheco road out from Los Alcázares at 6pm. Tickets for events from Joan Mitchell 868 185 685 or 678 135 467; Janice Clark on 968 134 355; or the office 968 570 059.

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Specsavers' guide to protecting your eyes this summer As spring turns to summer and more people head to the beaches to soak up the glorious Spanish sunshine, we'll all be wearing sun screen to protect our skin from the rays, but how many people think about protecting their eyes? Specsavers in Benidorm is urging locals to remember to take care of their eyes when they are outdoors with the most effective sunglasses. Phil Morgan, Store Director of Specsavers Benidorm, says: 'Providing they meet European safety standards, sports-style sunglasses not only protect your eyes but also help reduce premature ageing. Sunlight creeping in at the side of badly fitting frames can make you squint, leading to crows' feet around the eyes. 'Excessive exposure to UV rays causes a painful irritation to the cornea at the front of the eye. In extreme circumstances this can lead to cancer of the cornea, age related macular degeneration, cataracts and even blindness.' Specsavers stocks a large selection of prescription sunglasses styles and will also fit tinted lenses to other frames within its range to create prescription

sunglasses. Throughout the summer Specsavers are offering free reaction lenses and 2 for 1 on our sunglasses range. Visit in store for details. Follow these top tips from Specsavers to protect your eyes when enjoying the Costa Blanca's famous weather this summer: 1. Check sunglasses comply with UNE-EN 1836:2006 + A1:2008 or bear the CE kite mark and are marked UV 400. 2. If you already have sunglasses, take them into your local optician to be UV tested. All Specsavers stores offer this service. 3. Invest in photochromic lenses that instantly adapt to light changes, darkening in bright light. Alternatively, get

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Specsavers helpt u deze zomer uw ogen te beschermen Wanneer de zomer aanbreekt trekken de mensen massaal naar de stranden om te genieten van de Spaanse zon. Men smeert zich goed in met zonnebrandcrème om de huid te beschermen, maar hoeveel mensen denken aan goede bescherming van de ogen? Specsavers Benidorm dringt er bij bewoners van de Costa Blanca op aan de ogen met de beste zonnebril te beschermen wanneer men buiten is. Phil Morgan, manager van Specsavers Benidorm, zegt: ‘Mits deze voldoen aan de Europese veiligheidsnormen beschermen sportieve zonnebrillen niet alleen uw ogen, maar helpen ze ook voortijdige veroudering tegen te gaan. Wanneer zonlicht door de zijkanten van slecht zittende frames komt, zult u gaan knijpen, waardoor er kraaienpootjes rond uw ogen ontstaan.’ ‘Overmatige blootstelling aan UV-stralen veroorzaakt een pijnlijke irritatie aan het hoornvlies, aan de voorzijde van het oog. In extreme gevallen kan dit lijden tot kanker aan het hoornvlies, leeftijdsgebonden degeneratie van het netvlies en zelfs blindheid.’ Specsavers heeft een grote selectie aan zonnebrillen op sterkte in verschillende stijlen op voorraad. Ook kan men

getinte glazen in bepaalde andere frames plaatsen, om zo een zonnebril op sterkte te creëren. Tijdens de zomer biedt Specsavers gratis reactions glazen en 2 voor 1 op het zonnebrillenarrangement aan. Breng een bezoek aan de winkel voor meer informatie. Tips van Specsavers om uw ogen te beschermen terwijl u

geniet van het mooie weer aan de Costa Blanca deze zomer: Controleer of uw bril voldoet aan UNE-EN 1836:2006 + A1:2008 of is voorzien van de CE-markering, een vlieger, en is gemarkeerd met UV-400. Als u al een zonnebril heeft, neem deze dan mee naar uw lokale opticien en laat deze testen op UV. Alle Specsavers winkels bieden deze service. Investeer in fotochromische glazen die veranderen in het licht. Of laat uw glazen donkerder maken, om de hoeveelheid UV-straling die uw ogen bereikt te minimaliseren. Door het toevoegen van polariserende glazen kunt u de hoeveelheid verblinding tegengaan. Dit is met name van belang als u aan outdoor sporten doet. Tijdens het autorijden bieden Specsavers UltraDrive glazen de perfecte oogbescherming. In helder licht blokkeren ze alle UV-straling en tot 92% van het blauwe licht, waardoor kleuren veel scherper ogen. Ze voldoen bovendien aan de Europese richtlijnen voor autorijden. Om het volledige aanbod van zonnebrillen en frames te bekijken, een oogonderzoek te plannen of om uw dichtstbijzijnde Specsavers winkel te vinden, bezoekt u de website www.spcsavers.es

Feestelijke viering 1e lustrum Anneke Residence Op 8 juni 2012 is het 5 jaar geleden dat De Thuiszorg Costa Blanca het verpleeghuis Marina Senior kocht en daarmee haar zorgactiviteiten aan de Costa Blanca kon uitbreiden met eigen verpleeghuiszorg en dagbehandeling. In die afgelopen 5 jaar is er het nodige gebeurd. De naam van het verpleeg- en verzorgingshuis is vrij snel na de aankoop veranderd in Anneke Residence. Deze naam vindt zijn oorsprong in het uitgangspunt dat het huis een omgeving moet zijn die dezelfde geborgenheid, veiligheid en zorg biedt als eigenaresse Lisette de Leeuw-Kessels vroeger zelf thuis ervaren heeft. Een ‘thuis’ zoals haar moeder, Anneke Kessels-Derks, haar en haar broers dat geboden heeft. Niet lang na het aanpassen van de naam van het huis, is ook de naam van de thuiszorgorganisatie aangepast. Om de integrale zorg te benadrukken (thuiszorg, dagbehandeling, verpleeghuiszorg) en om een duidelijke internationale uitstraling te realiseren, is er gekozen voor ‘Anneke Integral Care Services’. In 2009 werd voor het gehele bedrijf het kwaliteitscertificaat ISO9001:2008 behaald en daarmee is Anneke Integral Care Services de enige gecertificeerde zorginstelling aan de Costa Blanca. De thuiszorg heeft zich meer en meer geconcentreerd op voornamelijk Nederlanders die met zorg op vakantie willen naar de Costa Blanca. Met Touroperator Van Ham Reizen heeft zij een exclusief contract afgesloten om haar vakantiegangers van zorg te voorzien op hun vakantie-

adres. Anneke Integral Care Services is zowel voor thuiszorg als voor verpleeghuiszorg gecontracteerd door de Nederlandse Zorgverzekeraar UVIT. Daarnaast is er recent een overeenkomst met de gemeente Benidorm gesloten, waarmee het bedrijf officieel een van de thuiszorgaanbieders voor deze gemeente is. Dit betekent dat Nederlanders die ingeschreven staan in Benidorm en voor thuiszorg geïndiceerd worden door sociaal maatschappelijk werk door Anneke geholpen kunnen worden. De kosten van die zorg worden vergoed door de gemeente Benidorm. Om de naam en achterliggende gedachten van het verpleeghuis eer aan te doen moest er het nodige veranderd worden. Bewoners van een verpleeghuis zijn veelal niet meer zo mobiel en dus veelal aangewezen op wat de directe omgeving te bieden heeft. Daar komt bij dat ze door vergevorderde leeftijd of doordat de familie niet in de buurt woont ook niet allemaal even veel bezoek krijgen. Waar het dus om gaat is het huis zo aangenaam en levendig mogelijk te maken. Voldoende bewegingsvrijheid en ruimte voor iedereen, binnen en buiten, met overal zitjes en mooie decoraties in veel warme kleuren! Nieuw is ook dat voor de mensen die komen revalideren of die er gewoon prijs op stellen veel op hun eigen kamer te zijn, er een aantal kamers en suite gemaakt is op de tweede verdieping vlakbij de fysiotherapieruimte. Men beschikt daar dus over een aparte zitkamer en een aparte slaapkamer. Kortom, er is veel werk verzet in de afgelopen vijf jaren en daardoor is Anneke

Integral Care Services inmiddels wel een begrip geworden binnen de Nederlandse, Engelse en Noorse gemeenschap aan de Costa Blanca én in toenemende mate ook binnen de Spaanse gemeenschap. En daar ligt dan ook meteen een doelstelling voor de komende jaren: steeds nadrukkelijker een onderneming te worden die duidelijk onderdeel vormt van de Spaanse samenleving en tegelijkertijd gericht is op de specifieke (culturele) achtergronden, wensen en behoeften van een zeer gevarieerde cliëntengroep. Het programma van de lustrumviering ziet er als volgt uit: Voor de bewoners en hun familie: 11.00-13.00 uur voorstelling van Cirque au soleil en een aperitief. 13.30-14.30 uur feestelijk diner met muzi-

kale omlijsting. Voor de autoriteiten en samenwerkende bedrijven: 17.00-17.30 uur ontvangst en toespraken. 17.30- 18.30 uur receptie met optreden van Trio de Elche. Tot de genodigden behoren onder meer mevr. Pilar Collado Capilla, directeur generaal van het Valenciaanse ministerie van Justitie en Welzijn, de heer Eric Durieux, consul voor Nederland, de heer Vicente Arquez, burgemeester van Alfaz del Pi en de heer Alberto Giménez, voorzitter van AERTE. De dag wordt afgesloten door middel van een feestelijke borrel in een nabijgelegen hotel voor het team van Anneke Integral Care Services dat bijgedragen heeft aan alles wat er in deze jaren bereikt is!

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COSTA NEWS, June 8-14, 2012

THE GOOD folk of the Village of Hemsby, a beauty spot on the edge of the Norfolk Broads, scored a major victory over the wind farm and green lobby recently when a High Court judge ruled their right to preserve their landscape was more important than the government's renewable energy targets. So that's one in the eye for renewable energy then. Mr Justice Lang said building four 350ft wind turbines would harm the character and appearance of the beauty spot. In what will be seen as a landmark ruling, the judge said that lower carbon emissions did not take 'primacy' over the concerns of the people of Hemsby. The government recently announced that is was going ahead with its plans for the major development of renewable energy even though it will force household bills up by an average of 200 pounds per year. In the Great Yarmouth area there are already several wind farms and the one proposed for Hemsby was less than 300 yards from the edge of the Broads national park and only 800 yards from the village itself. The villagers argued that they feared over development because there were already three wind farms within three miles. At last a number of people have all come to the same conclusion by saying that such a development would result in material harm to the character and appearance of the area because of its scale, location and the cumulative impacts of other similar developments. Let's hope that plans for other such developments are pursued through the courts and rejected if they are deemed to have a negative impact on the countryside surrounding them and the people that live there. HERE IT is - the worst case ever of the kettle calling the pot black. I am of course referring to Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, who said recently that Greece's economic plight was due to its citizens trying to avoid paying tax all of the time.

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UK - Inquiries began into a fire at Buckingham Palace while the Golden Jubilee pop concert and celebrations proved a huge success. SPAIN - The Interior ministry announced further amendments to the Spanish immigration laws to get in line with the tough immigration charter presented by Spain at the EU June 21-22 summit in Sevilla.

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Wind farms are sometimes a blight on the landscape Her harsh words, though true in many cases, came back and bit her after it was revealed that she earns a taxfree income of 350,000 pounds a year as boss of the IMF. Her salary of 298,926 pounds is paid net of income taxes and on top of that she also gets a top-up tax-free sum of 53,490 pounds "to enable the Fund's leader to maintain, in the interests of the Fund, a scale of living appropriate to your position as managing director and to the Fund's need for representation". In addition to this she is entitled to expenses for "entertainment", travel and hotel costs for her and her partner when the IMF meets in Washington DC. It's a shame the head of the IMF is so far removed from reality that she can't stick to doing her job rather than heaping blame and insensitive comments on people who are under the financial cosh and hardly earn enough to feed themselves let alone live the kind of lifestyle she is accustomed to. I WONDER if I shout loud enough somebody in government will hear me and pass on the message from the European Commission which says that illiterate school leavers and workless households are dragging Britain's economic recovery down. A report by the EU Commission says that the failure to make work pay for single mothers and those on benefits meant that nearly two million children were growing up in idle households where no one has a job or is likely ever to have one. The fault for this has been

spelt out time and time again and it all boils down to 'weak work incentives' which deter the unemployed from moving off benefits into low-paid jobs. This massive drain on the country's financial resources is making it very difficult for it to compete on a global stage. Worse still is the fact that over the long-term the biggest challenges facing Britain are based around education, unemployment and welfare. The UK has an abnormal and persistently large number of functionally illiterate and innumerate adults that have no qualifications. This equates to a massive pool of unskilled workers that cannot fill the market demand for workers with medium to high skills. The government is introducing the single Universal Credit next year to replace means tested benefits in a bid to get more people back in work but it could further boost the incentive to find work if it put a cap on the total amount of benefit that can be claimed and increased the minimum wage. The school leaving age in England is being increased from 16 to 17 in 2013, and to 18 from 2015. That's all well and good but it must ensure that students leaving school are equipped with the right skills to enable them to find decently paid work. They won't all become university students but the majority could be used to supply a workforce to the manufacturing and service industries providing the government can get productivity in these sectors on the move.

HERE AND THERE UK - Two fishermen have reeled in what is believed to be the largest shark caught in British waters. Wayne Comben and Graeme Pullen, from Hampshire, caught the porbeagle shark off the Cornish coast at Boscastle, only a few hundred metres from the shore. The anglers said they believed the massive porbeagle was three metres long and weighed 250 kilos. "I have never seen anything like it in 40 years of sea fishing," said Mr Pullen. The anglers said it took them more than an hourand-a-half to reel in the huge catch, which dragged them for about a mile.

UK - Leading car manufacturers Ford launched a new 'car wars' campaign in the UK after its latest buy-back scheme was launched, guaranteeing buyers a fixed buy-back price after two years. SPAIN - Alicante city council came under severe criticism for ordering the demolition of two protected buildings adjoining the town hall building.

The Angling Trust declared that the shark is a record-breaker. However, Mr Comben and Mr Pullen legally tagged the shark and released it alive. For any fish to be officially recognised as the biggest in the UK, rules say it must be killed and weighed on shore. The Angling Trust discourages fishermen from killing sharks to claim a record. UKRAINE - Euro 2012 organisers in Ukraine have introduced their answer to Germany's Paul the octopus Fred the psychic ferret. The ferret will have precisely 15 minutes in the Fan

Zone and in this 15 minutes it will have to predict the winning team. It is hoped the mammal will have the same success in predicting the winners of games in this summer's tournament as his eight-legged predecessor did for Germany's matches in the 2010 World Cup. Fred joins soothsayer hog Khryak in Kiev and Citta the elephant in Krakow, Poland co-hosts with Ukraine of Euro 2012. The trio will appear in Fan Zones, where they will choose from plates of food bearing the flags of competing teams - with whichever bowl he eats from being declared the favourite.

Eight years ago on June 10, 2004, pioneering North American musician Ray Charles passed away from liver disease at the age of 73 in Beverley Hills (California, USA). Ray Charles Robinson (born September 23, 1930) was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles. Charles started to lose his sight at the age of five. He went completely blind by the age of seven, apparently due to glaucoma Frank Sinatra called Charles 'the only true genius in show business' and Rolling Stone ranked Charles number 10 on their list of '100 Greatest Artists of All Time' in 2004. June 12

Murdered! Eighteen years ago on June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. Nicole's ex husband, professional American football player OJ Simpson was charged and later acquitted of the killings but held liable in wrongful death civil suit in a highly controver-

sial and publicised trial. In 1996, after the conclusion of the Orenthal James Simpson murder case, a judge granted Simpson's petition to give him full custody of the children. June 13

Jacko innocent Seven years ago on June 13, 2005 a jury in California (USA) acquitted pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch. Jackson was indicted for four counts of molesting a minor, four counts of intoxicating a minor in order to molest him, one count of attempted child molestation and one count of conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive at his 2,700-acre (11 km2) Neverland Ranch, as well as conspiring to commit extortion and child abduction. He denied all counts. On June 13, 2005, the jury found Jackson not guilty on all 14 charges, which included all of the above plus four lesserincluded misdemeanor counts.

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Specsavers' guide to protecting your eyes this summer As spring turns to summer and more people head to the beaches to soak up the glorious Spanish sunshine, we'll all be wearing sun screen to protect our skin from the rays, but how many people think about protecting their eyes? Specsavers in Benidorm is urging locals to remember to take care of their eyes when they are outdoors with the most effective sunglasses. Phil Morgan, Store Director of Specsavers Benidorm, says: 'Providing they meet European safety standards, sports-style sunglasses not only protect your eyes but also help reduce premature ageing. Sunlight creeping in at the side of badly fitting frames can make you squint, leading to crows' feet around the eyes. 'Excessive exposure to UV rays causes a painful irritation to the cornea at the front of the eye. In extreme circumstances this can lead to cancer of the cornea, age related macular degeneration, cataracts and even blindness.' Specsavers stocks a large selection of prescription sunglasses styles and will also fit tinted lenses to other frames within its range to create prescription

sunglasses. Throughout the summer Specsavers are offering free reaction lenses and 2 for 1 on our sunglasses range. Visit in store for details. Follow these top tips from Specsavers to protect your eyes when enjoying the Costa Blanca's famous weather this summer: 1. Check sunglasses comply with UNE-EN 1836:2006 + A1:2008 or bear the CE kite mark and are marked UV 400. 2. If you already have sunglasses, take them into your local optician to be UV tested. All Specsavers stores offer this service. 3. Invest in photochromic lenses that instantly adapt to light changes, darkening in bright light. Alternatively, get

prescription lenses tinted to minimize the amount of UV rays that reach your eyes. 4. By adding polarized lenses you can decrease the amount of glare, which can dazzle and strain your vision; particularly useful when you are participating in outdoor sports. 5. For driving, Specsavers UltraDrive lenses provide excellent eye protection in bright light by blocking out all UV light and up to 92% of blue light, making colours appear sharper. They also conform to European driving guidelines. To view Specsavers' full range of sunglasses and frames, to book an eye examination or to find your nearest Specsavers, please visit www.specsavers.es


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Out & About

April 25, 2012

CB Mountain Walkers Saturday April 28 a) Benigembla stretch & stroll. NOTE LATER 10.30 am START. Choice of two walks, an easy stroll or a moderate walk on mozarabic trails and forest tracks. Optional lunch after. 9 Kms, 3 hours duration, 300m ascent. Dogs on leads at rear. For further details tel: David 96 597 3090 or Martin 660 189 415 b) Llosa leg stretcher. A moderately strenuous walk over some rough terrain. 12 Kms, 5 hours duration, 560m ascent. Dogs on leads at rear. For further details tel: Gordon 635 281 284 c) Monduver. A Very strenuous walk over mostly rough terrain and involves some scrambling. 12 Kms, 5 hours duration, 850m ascent. Dogs on leads at rear. For further details tel: Jon 686 148 704

Walkers on a recent trip through the Almadich Valley

Wednesday May 2 a) Alt de Ample (Peña de Jalon). NOTE LATER 10.30 am START. A moderate walk, over some rough terrain. 8 Kms, 3 1/2 hours duration, 375m ascent. Dogs on leads at rear. For further details tel: Peter 619 490 401 b) Castell de Castells. A strenuous walk but over mozarabic trails and forestry roads.

Spiritualist Church, Alfaz Meets at The Forum Mare Nostrum, Camino del Pincho 2, Alfaz del Pi for Divine Service on Thursdays at 6.30pm, followed by Healing. Open Circles, where you can develop your skills, meet on Mondays at 2.30pm at the Bistro Maya,

Afternoon Tea with an expert

Albir and at the Church in The Forum on Tuesdays at 6.30pm. Contact Jackie on 966 878 469, alfasspiritualfoundation@ hotmail.com, Facebook Alfas Spiritual Foundation. http//alfazspiritualfoundation. weebly.com

Mayor and Morph

17 Kms, 5 1/2 hours duration, 600m ascent. No dogs. For further details tel: Alan 96 558 3637 Walks depart promptly at 10am unless otherwise noted. Boots, packed lunch and adequate drinking water required. First aid kit recommended, as well as protection against sun and wind. Walkers participate at their

Specsavers Guardamar are also planning several projects to involve the company with the local community and raise funds for local charity Cáritas. D. Reyes

store opening is a great opportunity for the expat residents and local Spanish people to join together in benefitting from Specsavers' clear prices and excellent value for money. Store directors D. Francisco Manuel Jurado Alonso and Dña Lisa James are keen to help us realise local development projects by creating jobs directly and indirectly."

Rodríguez, priest of Guardamar comments, "I would like to give thanks to Specsavers Opticas for choosing Cáritas as their official charity and I wish them all the best for their future in our village." The numerous guests were greeted at the store with a welcoming drink and some tasty food to complement an afternoon of live music and entertainment.

and cakes. When seeing all the calories on the table anyone watching their weight would have held their head in their hands! Following afternoon tea Lee answered a number of general questions that will hopefully help us to make sure that our gardens are in 'tip top' order throughout the summer. We were then kindly offered a 5% discount by Iron Art on purchases we made on the day, which many of the group made good use of, especially me. This is certainly an event that we hope to repeat.

Castilla Amigos U3A Vall del We are a friendship group for single people, meeting every Wednesday afternoon from 3pm at RUBY'S BAR on El Raso (off the Lemon Tree Road) Guardamar. New friends are always welcome. Info from ANN 965 070 247 or 666 747 398 or BERNIE 966 849 057. - Advertorial -

result in a great Specsavers Open Day On Wednesday 18th April Specsavers Opticas new store in Guardamar was very proud to be officially opened by the Mayor Dña Carmen Verdú, who did the honour of cutting the ribbon. The store was then ceremoniously blessed by the Parish Priest of Guardamar, D. Reyes Rodríguez, which gave a good start to the store's future. Local Mayor Dña. Carmen Verdú explains why Specsavers, an international company, arriving in Guardamar is important for the town. "The new

own risk. Whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the time stated for each walk will always depend on the fitness and ability of the walkers and also the weather and passage conditions on the day of the walk. The rules and guidelines for walking are given on our website, see http://www.cbmwalkers.org.

By Sandra Welham On Wednesday April 11, 22 members of U3A Vall del Pop sat and listened to Lee Charlesworth, the gardening expert based at Iron Art in Gata de Gorgos, telling us how generally to look after our gardens. Many members have had serious problems with Palm Beetles and he explained how firstly the trees became infected and then what needs to be done to protect them. Following Lee's talk the group sat in the sun eating and drinking their way through a range of delicious sandwiches

Guardamar locals were also very amused to see a lively green character parading the streets, giving out free Specsavers goody bags, in an attention grabbing 'morph suit' followed by a traditional Spanish street band! The open day ended with a spectacular magic display by a local magician "Mago J" and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Specsavers Guardamar is located at Avda. del País Valenciano and currently has a number of great offers including two for one glasses from 75€ until July 1st 2012. For more information or to book an eye test visit

www.specsavers.es

or call the store on 965 083 273. Other Specsavers Stores can be found in Calpe, Javea, Benidorm and Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca, Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol and Santa Ponça in Mallorca.

Pop Forthcoming events April 23 & 30 & May 14 Cinema group, Parcent. See Website for details April 27 - Day Trip to Valencia. Now fully booked and waiting list April 28 - Book Swap Party, bring a book. See Website for details May 3 - General Meeting, Jalon Town Hall. 10.30 for 11 am start May 16-21- Mallorca Holiday - See website for full information. June 2 - Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebration June 4-6 - 3 Day Trip to Granada. Full details on Website June 8 - Regular Quiz Night, Bar Nou, Senija. See website Calendar for details June 14 - Day Trip to Guadalest. See website for full details. June 14 - General meeting, Town Hall, Jalon. NOTE due to Fiesta Day on 7th this is the second Thursday of the month. Speaker Dick Hanscombe - Gardening Expert, plus rendition by Casual Choir June 21 - Hog Roast. To be held in Lliber. July - Beach Party proposed. Further details soon September 1-14 - Mediterranean Magic Cruise See website. October 5 - Anniversary Year Dinner Dance. Date to be confirmed. Solymar Hotel, Calpe. October 22-26 - Trip to Madrid - See website for details. 2 Coaches going Please keep checking the website www.u3avalldelpop.com and/or local newspapers for updated information of events. U3A Vall del Pop always has 'Something Going On' with events and activities to suit all tastes.

HELP Murcia Mar Menor

Due to the success of the charity market held at La Zona Bar, Los Alcazares every second Tuesday of the month, it has been decided to change HELP's monthly general meeting to the third Tuesday of every month as from May. It will be held at the same venue, Las Claras, Los Narejos, and at the same time 11.30 for 12 noon. Our next meeting will be on May 15. Every Monday, 2pm: HOY (card) Bingo at La Zona Bar, Los Alcazares. Free entrance. €1 for a Game. Friday April 27, 12 noon: Friendship Group meets at Café Golf, San Javier. There will be a beauty demonstration plus jewellery for sale. Tuesday May 1, 4pm till late: Mayday Carnival at La Zona Bar, Los Alcazares. Line dancing demo, tombola, many games, a fun day for kids small and big. Sausage, chips and salad available at €4.50pp. Wednesday May 2, meet 8am at The Arches: Trip to Caravaca to see the horses. €12 (names to Doreen on 637

920 882). Tuesday May 8, 11am-2pm: Charity market at La Zona Bar, Los Alcazares. Saturday May 12, 2pm: Treasure Hunt from the Don Lorenzo restaurant, Los Urrutias and finishing there for a meal of goulash or schnitzel. €12. Tuesday May 15, 11.30am for 12noon: General meeting at Las Claras. Tuesday May 22, 2pm: Bargain hunt/Auction at the Novo Carthago, Los Urrutias. Items to be brought between 10-12. €10 fee for 3 items and €4 for one item. Friday May 25, 12.30 for 1pm; Friendship Group meet at the Puerto Tres restaurant, Los Alcazares, menu del dia at €9. Saturday June 2, 4-8pm: HELP'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee party outside our office. Paella plus celebratory cake. Live music. €8.50. Tuesday June 12, 11am2pm: Charity market at La Zona Bar, Los Alcazares. Tuesday June 19, 12noon: General meeting at Las Claras. Tickets available from Joan Mitchell 968 185 685 or 678 135 467, Janice Clark on 968 134 355 or the office 968 570 059.


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COSTA NEWS, April 27-May 3, 2012

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Don't smoke yourself to death…

Facebook follies Cathy Humphreys I always try to imagine how the world would appear to anyone who has been frozen for 50 or 100 years. The last few decades have brought about so many changes to society in general, particularly to the world of communications. Travel has made the world our oyster while computers - and in particular the Worldwide Web or internet as we know it - and mobile phones mean that we can speak to anyone, anywhere, at any time, at the mere touch of a button. I have to confess that I am a bit of a technophobe when it comes to electronics. I choose my mobile for its clear screen, big numbers and simple instructions (and even then only change it when absolutely necessary, i.e. when I drop it on the floor and can't fit the broken pieces together afterwards!). I'm a whizz on my works computer because I've been shown how to do what I need to do on the relevant programs, but my laptop at home has only the basic installations I bought it with and heaven forbid I get a warning message never seen before. So when my friends started using Facebook a couple of years ago, I was thrown. What was wrong

with the email system I had just got used to, or even the MSN instant messaging I was trying to get my head round? I scoffed, telling everyone I met that I refused to allow a computer program to replace a good old face-to-face natter, describing FB as 'superficial' and 'pretentious' - until I missed a get-together that had been arranged online and I never knew anything about it! Eventually, I started accepting friend requests and even, I'm ashamed to say, searching for names I could remember from my past. Even so, I scorned all those who regularly updated their wall with such compelling information like "Watching TV and having a glass of wine" or "Just been shopping". Do we all really need to know every movement, I thought? Are people's lives so sad that they genuinely believe their daily mundane activities are of any interest to anyone? But then, the more 'friends' I added, the more I started going online to check all was well with the world and I confess that now I try to make time to go online at least once a day and have even been known to add things to my own wall. I still don't belong to that 'elite' group who boast 1,000+ friends (I'm quite select about who I accept or request) and I have had to delete some people who overload my own wall with totally uninteresting com-

ments and opinions - even foul language. I also still prefer to pick up the phone or meet for a coffee when I have some news to pass on but I do regularly check my page to catch up on gossip. So I was interested to read recently about a survey that suggests that many of Facebook's 800 million users feel just as hurt when a friend request is turned down or ignored as they would by real-life rejection. The research was carried out on just 77 people (of university-age), all of whom have grown up with the internet, so may not be too reflective of older people and new users but, even so, I did find the results rather disturbing. Researchers found that being ignored online leads people to feel 'distanced' and 'withdrawn', upsetting them as much as if they were snubbed face-to-face and bringing on similar psychological reactions. I find it all rather sad as I personally feel that, while Facebook (and any other social network system) is a useful way of keeping in touch with family and friends who are too far away for any other regular contact, it should never be used to replace those more accessible friends whose company I enjoy so much. Having said that, I must now apologise to all those who have been 'ignored' by me online and tell them it's nothing personal!

Malcolm smith

Snuff it the old fashioned way It may seem a bit dated and little radical but snuff is good for you. I'm not using the slang 'snuff it' in 'leaving this mortal coil' terms either. Nor am I talking about drug sniffing, cocaine style. What I'm talking about is the aromatic and occasionally sneeze-inducing 'snuff' stuff that used to be sniffed even before Wills Wild Woodbines, Park Drives, Goldflake and other addicted tobacco tranquilizers were ever heard of. Sincerely, I'm suggesting that this more delicate form of nicotine addiction, if re-introduced may well be a more social and a less deadly alternative to the ubiquitous 'fag'. Snuff (for those too young to remember it) is a crushed smokeless tobacco substance and as such is said to be less of a cancer risk than other nicotine products. Secondly - although this is not universally known - snuff is readily available over the counter in most European tobacco shops and is much cheaper (and tax exempt) than cigarettes, cigars or other products with nicotine content. I remember my granddad taking a pinch from his silver snuff box - he had it in his waistcoat pocket at the end of

an ornamental watch chain delicately placing it on the back of his hand and deeply inhaling. His eyes tended to water but he didn't sneeze… and there wasn't the horribly acrid saltpetre burning cigarette smell around either. He said it cleared his head wonderfully and I believe him. That he wasn't puffing and flipping ash around was a plus! Now since smoking is banned in most indoor public places, tobacco aficionados might think of snuff as an alternative… once adept, they would be more socially acceptable. 'Dying for a smoke' folk who break up meals in restaurants to hang about outdoors to satisfy a nicotine craving would have this addiction eliminated. Snuff takers have been around since the 16th century and beyond. It was soon classed as 'elegant' to indulge snuff taking and common cigarette smokers were considered to be inferior. Snuff users were first discovered during Christopher Columbus' Americas explorations and in 1561 the French ambassador to Portugal dispatched a box to Catherine de Medici as a remedy for her son's migraines. Believing in its curative properties she helped popularize the strong crushed tobacco with the aristocracy… Even Louis XIII became a devout 'snuff' sniffer and the elite in general shunned smoking in favour of snuff taking. Amongst such notables were

Mayor and Morph

Hubble bubble Tom Cain While all of the talk about the 'copago' system within the heath service is going on it might be good to reflect on just how the changes are going to work. As yet none of the fine detail as to how chemists will know what you are supposed to pay for your medicines has been forthcoming and for us mere mortals it is all becoming very confusing. With the changes due to be implemented in July, are we to assume that at some stage between now and then we will be issued with new SIP cards that contain our fiscal information? Or will it be left up to chemists to guess what we earn and then charge the corresponding amount. The press releases coming out of the health ministry are contradictory and until somebody at a higher level explains them to me I hesitate to make guesses as to what they mean. Health minister Ana Mato seems to have got herself in a total pickle over what constitutes a SIP cad and a European Health Insurance Card and now she has further muddied the

waters by first talking about immigrants in general not having the right to state or regional health care and then having a go at non-EU immigrants who do not have legal status by saying that they will not get any free health care whatsoever. If you're Spanish, aged 26 and over and have not paid anything into the system you can forget about seeing a doctor and on top of that pensioners who may be overcharged for their medicines will have to somehow try and claim the excess back - exactly from who has not been explained. Another hand grenade that has been thrown into the mix mentions that apart from paying into the system, contributors will still have to have some form of private health insurance. If this isn't a disaster waiting to happen then I don't know what one is. The government is turning what was once a superb health system into a pay-ifyou-can system where only those who can afford it will be able to get the treatment they need. This throws up a number of scenarios one of which is the good old bad old days when home remedies were the norm to treat everything from boils to bunions and cancer to colitis. By pricing people out of

the market we will go back to the days of granny's good old tried and trusted poultice to cure fevers, boils, acne and just about every other ailment known to man and as for colds and flu it will be back to the days of bowls of hot water mixed with menthol and a towel over your head plus the rubbing of goose fat into your chest. Herbal remedies sold on street corners will become the norm and all control will be lost over the safety of such lotions and potions. Good old snake oil, the remedy for everything will be sold from door to door and I can only imagine what the mortality rate will be. Quack doctors will be quick to fill the void left by an inaccessible health service and a population that does not earn enough to pay for medicines, ambulances, chairs in hospitals and private insurance. I can also see a thriving black market in fake and out-of-date pills that people will turn to rather than incur the exorbitant costs of visiting a GP. Instead of aspirin it could be a dose of hemlock or a witch's brew made from wing of bat and eye of toad with a spell thrown in for good measure. I say again, more clarity is needed over these health reforms otherwise people will suffer out of ignorance. tcain@cbnews.es

Pope Benedict XIII and Napoleon. Via the pagers of Gentlewoman's Magazine in18th century Britain, readers were advised that a certain type of Portuguese snuff improved eyesight to a degree that they were able to dispense with reading glasses. At one time stuff was so fashionable that artistically designed snuff boxes were decoratively used on tables in taverns and public places for free use. In Europe and even China ornate - state of the art - boxes and bottles featuring precious metals were quite commonplace. A famous silver communal snuff box was kept at the entrance to the House of Commons until it was destroyed in a WWII air raid. Before the snuff habit went out of fashion (smoking had been banned from the 'House' for centuries) Winston Churchill replaced the artefact but sadly few members take snuff these days. Needless to say - unlike puffing at a smelly fag tipped with sagging ash - there is something genteel about the taking of snuff particularly from an attractive compact box. Believe me, snuff's not just to be sniffed at! NOTE: SNUFF is ground or pulverized tobacco usually sniffed nasally. Often it is flavoured with roses, menthol, spice and even whisky. Cigarettes stink… Snuff is aromatic and it would seem, healthier

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result in a great Specsavers Open Day On Wednesday 18th April Specsavers Opticas new store in Guardamar was very proud to be officially opened by the Mayor Dña Carmen Verdú, who did the honour of cutting the ribbon. The store was then ceremoniously blessed by the Parish Priest of Guardamar, D. Reyes Rodríguez, which gave a good start to the store's future. Local Mayor Dña. Carmen Verdú explains why Specsavers, an international company, arriving in Guardamar is important for the town. "The new

Specsavers Guardamar are also planning several projects to involve the company with the local community and raise funds for local charity Cáritas. D. Reyes

store opening is a great opportunity for the expat residents and local Spanish people to join together in benefitting from Specsavers' clear prices and excellent value for money. Store directors D. Francisco Manuel Jurado Alonso and Dña Lisa James are keen to help us realise local development projects by creating jobs directly and indirectly."

Rodríguez, priest of Guardamar comments, "I would like to give thanks to Specsavers Opticas for choosing Cáritas as their official charity and I wish them all the best for their future in our village." The numerous guests were greeted at the store with a welcoming drink and some tasty food to complement an afternoon of live music and entertainment.

Guardamar locals were also very amused to see a lively green character parading the streets, giving out free Specsavers goody bags, in an attention grabbing 'morph suit' followed by a traditional Spanish street band! The open day ended with a spectacular magic display by a local magician "Mago J" and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Specsavers Guardamar is located at Avda. del País Valenciano and currently has a number of great offers including two for one glasses from 75€ until July 1st 2012. For more information or to book an eye test visit

www.specsavers.es

or call the store on 965 083 273. Other Specsavers Stores can be found in Calpe, Javea, Benidorm and Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca, Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol and Santa Ponça in Mallorca.


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Out & About

HELP bowled over by late delivery Before Christmas, members of Jávea Green Bowls Club decided to go green and reduce the number of Christmas cards they sent out. The money that members saved on postage was collected by the Treasurer, Ken Ayling, and the club allowed them to put Christmas messages to their friends on the club website instead. The club also agreed to match the amount collected and make a donation to charity. Judith Goodall, president of HELP of Denia and Marina Alta, can be seen receiving a cheque for €300 from club president Jim Fletcher MBE on their club day last Friday. She thanked everyone for their 'festive' support and said that "The

money will be put to good use, and it will assist in the fitting out of new premises that HELP hope to open this year in the Moraira area. We hope this will give the charity a greater presence in the south of the area and we would like it to

contain both a charity shop, equipment store and meetings room if possible." Any offers of assistance with the project would be gratefully received, please contact the Help Centre on 966 427 044.

Sold! for HAH A glorious afternoon, and a packed bar at La Zona in Los Narejos, the venue for another popular HAH charity auction. Joanne from La Zona was the auctioneer, and in just under 2 hours, brought the hammer down on lots of items, raising a staggering 783€. All these items have been generously donated to HAH over the past couple of months, and

collected, cleaned, polished and catalogued by Carol and Norman Duff. Several HAH volunteers were on hand, and Pam Prince thanked Joanne, all the helpers, and especially all the people who regularly turn up to support our events and give so generously. Along with the Wednesday book stall and the Table top sale, over 1300€ has been raised at La Zona during March. The next HAH event is the 'Auction of Promises at Novo Carthago (Paddy Singh's) restaurant and sports bar in Los Urrutias on Thursday April 19

Specsavers

at 7.30pm. Come along and bid for painting and decorating, gardening, pool cleaning, gas boiler servicing, hair dressing, airport taxi runs, chiropody, cleaning, car servicing, etc, to name a few of the services being auctioned. Food available, please book with the bar. If you are struggling to cope following illness call 633 673 034, or if you would like to volunteer a little time to help with caring, driving, fundraising, please email helpathome@gmail.com For more information www.helpathome.es

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Opticas arrives in Guardamar The world's largest privately owned optical retailer continues its expansion in Spain with the opening of Specsavers Opticas in Guardamar. The store opened its doors in the first week of April and is holding a fun opening event for all the community to enjoy on Wednesday 18th April. Francisco Manuel Jurado Alonso and Lisa James are the Owners and Directors of Specsavers Opticas Guardamar. Francisco has over 16 years' experience of the optical industry, is a local delegate of the College of Opticians of Valencia in the city of Alicante and brings a large amount of knowledge and practical experience to this new store. Lisa is a UK optician, with 15 years optical experience. She has previously worked with Specsavers in Wales and is moving to Spain to open the new store with Francisco. Francisco is moving from an independent optician to join Specsavers Opticas, and like Lisa he is moving to Guardamar for the first time from the busy city of Alicante. He explains that "Specsavers will allow me to impart professional and

New Specsavers store owners Lisa James and Francisco Manuel Jurado modern optical care and ensure the greatest satisfaction for my customers. Guardamar is also the perfect town with its superb climate and beaches, so I'm really looking forward to the change." The store is located in Avda. del País Valenciano and delivers Specsavers' formula of affordable eyewear plus top-notch professional service to Guardamar. Opening offers include great value glasses from just 25€ including PENTAX single vision lenses, free eye tests and 2 for 1 glasses including sunglasses and designer frames. To celebrate the opening of

the new store, there will be a fun open day on April 18th with music, refreshments, entertainment and special offers. Doors opened on April 2nd, pop into the store or call 965 083 273 for more information and to book a comprehensive free eye test. Other Specsavers stores can be found in Calpe, Javea, Benidorm and Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca, Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol and Santa Ponça in Mallorca.

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Totana shop anniversary MABS Cancer Support Group in Mazarrón celebrated the second anniversary of the opening of their shop in Totana last weekend at the Trevi Bar in Camposol. The bar was filled with well-wishers and supporters who enjoyed a fun evening. MABS Mazarrón Co-ordinator, Zue Burgess, presented MABS Shop Manager, Ann Vinall, and her shop volunteers with a special cake to mark the occasion and everyone celebrated with a glass of Cava. Ann thanked the MABS shop volunteers for all their hard work and dedication, which has made the MABS shop the success it is today. MABS supporter Catherine Black won the free day on a yacht for 4 people and kindly donated it back to MABS, so that they could auction it off to raise more funds. Bidding was fierce, starting at 100€, with the winning bid coming in from Virginia Benjafield and Ann Vinall at 200 €, raising a final raffle total of 707.50€. Total

MABS Mazarrón Coordinator, Zue Burgess, with the Totana shop volunteers

amount raised for MABS MazPLINE 620 422 410 or visit arrón on the night was their website: 1258.50€. www.mabsmurcia.com Photographer: Stan Laird MABS Mazarrón is a registered charity (No. 7261) offering help and support to local people of all nationalities who have been diagnosed with or are being treated for cancer. If you or someone you know would like some confidential MABS Shop Manager, Ann Vinall, with help or support the Totana shop volunteers and celcall our HEL- ebration cake

Moraira Charity Shop The Moraira Charity Shop is currently open six days a week, Monday to Saturday, 10am1pm, and also Tuesday and Thursday evening from 47pm. for all your bargains. All donations are gratefully received.

If you are unable to bring items to the shop, we are happy to collect within the Moraira area. Please telephone Chris on 666 628 056 or 678 164 697 who will arrange collection. We also have a drop-off

point for donations at Global Cars, on the way to Benitachell, just past the Teulada roundabout. Parking is easy and free ! The Moraira Charity Shop, is off Avenida del Portet (close to the Guardia Civil Offices) .


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Specsavers Opticas arrives in Guardamar THE WORLD’S largest privately owned optical retailer continues its expansion in Spain with the opening of Specsavers Opticas in Guardamar. The store opened its doors in the first week of April and is holding a fun opening event for all the community to enjoy on Wednesday 18th April. Francisco Manuel Jurado Alonso and Lisa James are the Owners and Directors of Specsavers Opticas Guardamar. Francisco has more than 16 years’ experience of the optical industry, is a local delegate of the College of Opticians of Valencia in the city of Alicante and brings a large amount of knowledge and practical experience to this new store. Lisa is a UK optician, with 15 years optical experience. She has previously worked with Specsavers in Wales and is moving to Spain to open the new store with Francisco. Francisco is moving from an independent optician to join Specsavers Opticas, and like Lisa he is moving to Guardamar for the first time from the busy city of Ali-

Citrus flavoured walk

SUPPORTERS OF Jalon Valley HELP can enjoy a stroll through the orange groves, enjoy the scent of blossom and be rewarded with a ‘Ploughman’s Lunch’ next Tuesday (17th April). Walkers will meet at Orba Cemetery at 10.15am for a 10.30am start on good flat roads through the beautiful countryside before returning for lunch two minutes away from the cemetery in the garden of Tina and Derek Hill’s home – where books, jewellery, jams and pickles will be on sale. Numbers are limited and tickets are 6€ each and available by calling Tina on 96 558 4135, Mary on 96 558 4146, or Fran on 639 326 135, or from the Jalon Valley HELP shops in Jalon and Alcalali. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the walk.

Welcome to Rotary

AIMING TO boost numbers, the Rotary International Fellowship Denia is staging an open day on Tuesday 17th April. The club holds bi-monthly meetings, usually on the first and third Tuesday of the month, at 1.15pm for 1.45pm, at a Denia restaurant. Everyone is invited; the aim is to interest people with the hope of welcoming them back, again and again! The Denia Rotarians are an International club although meetings are held in English and while the prime purpose is fellowship, the club also raises money for charity, some cash collected from a 2€ surcharge on the price of lunch and also from occasional fund raising activities. Please give prior notice of a wish to attend the meeting, enabling sufficient refreshments to be prepared, by emailing Anwen HughesJukes by Sunday 15th April at hughesjukes@yahoo. co.uk – and she will also give directions to the meeting.

cante. He explains: “Specsavers will allow me to impart professional and modern optical care and ensure the greatest satisfaction for my customers. Guardamar is also the perfect town with its superb climate and beaches, so I’m really looking forward to the change.” The store will be located in Avda. del País Valenciano and will deliver Specsavers’ formula of affordable eyewear plus top-notch professional service to Guardamar. Opening offers include great value glasses from just 25€ including PENTAX single vision lenses, free eye tests and ‘2 for 1’ glasses including sunglasses and designer frames. To celebrate the opening of the new store, there will be a fun open day on 18th April with music, refreshments, entertainment and special offers. Doors open on April 2nd, pop into the store or call 96 508 3273 for more information and to book a comprehensive free eye test. Other Specsavers Stores can be found in Calpe, Javea, Benidorm and Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca, Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol and Santa Ponça in Mallorca.

New store owners Lisa James and Francisco Manuel Jurado


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Fake money gang busted GUARDIA Civil have broken up an international gang based in Murcia distributing fake 50 and 20-euro notes in the region and Alicante province. The gang - made up of four Moroccans, one Romanian and a Spaniard - was also involved in drug dealing. The notes were spent in shops and were 'good quality forgeries'. The investigation was launched in December and the first arrests made on March 23. The Guardia Civil informed that 4,850 euros in fake notes and 88 grams of hashish resin were seized during raids on homes.

Several electronic devices for forging notes were also found. Those arrested have been remanded in prison.

The monthly meetings are held in the Casa de Cultura Dénia. U3A Dénia meet at 10.30 for an 11.00 start - this allows for time to view the group notice boards, sign in and take a seat. This months meeting will be on Thursday April 19 and

new members are always welcome. Membership is open to any English speaking people in the Dénia area who are over 50 years of age, or have a partner over 50 yrs of age, and are no longer in full time employment.

Just what the doctor ordered By Samantha Kett PATIENTS who live in Jesús Pobre will soon no longer have to travel all the way to Gata de Gorgos to get prescriptions. The local health centre has finally updated its computer system enabling doctors to prescribe medication, consult patients' medical history, and provide sick notes. Until now, every time residents in Jesús Pobre visited their village surgery, they would have to travel to Gata afterwards to collect their prescription note. The same applied with sick notes when they were signed off work. And they had to book two appointments on separate days because their GPs in Jesús Pobre did not have access to patients' records, held on computer. After seeing each person, doctors would have to consult their medical details at the clinic in

Gata and then give advice, referrals and diagnoses at the second appointment. Following this, the patient would have to make a third trip into Gata for any documents needed, such as hospital referral forms and prescription slips. This odyssey to obtain medication or to be officially signed off work was nearly impossible for those too ill to drive, the elderly, the disabled and those without a car. All this was because the IT system at the surgery in Jesús Pobre was out of date and unable to provide this vital information. A recent meeting between Marina Salud bosses, the Area 12 health authority manager and the mayor of Jesús Pobre, Javier Scotto di Tella, finally led to the required technology being put in place so that patients only have to make one visit instead of three, and locally instead of in the next town.

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Opticas arrives in Guardamar The world's largest privately owned optical retailer continues its expansion in Spain with the opening of Specsavers Opticas in Guardamar. The store opened its doors in the first week of April and is holding a fun opening event for all the community to enjoy on Wednesday 18th April. Francisco Manuel Jurado Alonso and Lisa James are the Owners and Directors of Specsavers Opticas Guardamar. Francisco has over 16 years' experience of the optical industry, is a local delegate of the College of Opticians of Valencia in the city of Alicante and brings a large amount of knowledge and practical experience to this new store. Lisa is a UK optician, with 15 years optical experience. She has previously worked with Specsavers in Wales and is moving to Spain to open the new store with Francisco. Francisco is moving from an independent optician to join Specsavers Opticas, and like Lisa he is moving to Guardamar for the first time from the busy city of Alicante. He explains that "Specsavers will allow me to impart professional and

It's all rubbish Alicante city council to make millions out of rubbish from other towns

U3A Dénia goes behind bars THE guest speaker at this month's U3A Dénia members meeting is Chris Duffin. Chris was the first woman Prison Governor appointed at Strangeways prison. She has years of experience as a governor and also as a councillor to victims of domestic violence.

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New Specsavers store owners Lisa James and Francisco Manuel Jurado modern optical care and ensure the greatest satisfaction for my customers. Guardamar is also the perfect town with its superb climate and beaches, so I'm really looking forward to the change." The store is located in Avda. del País Valenciano and delivers Specsavers' formula of affordable eyewear plus top-notch professional service to Guardamar. Opening offers include great value glasses from just 25€ including PENTAX single vision lenses, free eye tests and 2 for 1 glasses including sunglasses and designer frames. To celebrate the opening of

the new store, there will be a fun open day on April 18th with music, refreshments, entertainment and special offers. Doors opened on April 2nd, pop into the store or call 965 083 273 for more information and to book a comprehensive free eye test. Other Specsavers stores can be found in Calpe, Javea, Benidorm and Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca, Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol and Santa Ponça in Mallorca.

By Tom Cain ALICANTE council has decided to allow rubbish from other towns in the province to be dumped at it municipal tip as from October. The decision by the council will without doubt spark controversy but the councillor in charge of the matter, Andrés Llorens, said that the move will bring in 10 million euros a year in much needed revenue and prevent the sacking of around 50 workers, the reduction of services and a rise in refuse collection rates. Sr Llorens said that opening up the municipal tip to other

towns was the best solution otherwise rates would have had to be increased by around 50 per cent or people laid off. He added that by bringing in 10 million euros a year refuse collection in the city will not be affected and neither will its image. The extra money will go towards paying the 32 million euros a year street cleaning and waste disposal contract the council has with a private company. Sr Llorens also said that according to municipal data the tip has enough space to take 4.6 million tonnes of refuse.

When you take into account that the city generates 80,000 tonnes of waste a year the tip still has about 57 years left in it. Alicante's municipal tip has the capacity to treat 245,000 tonnes of waste material per year but at present it only treats around one third of this amount. The council's decision to allow other towns to use the tip will increase the amount of waste material going into the tip by around 160,000 tonnes per year which when added to the 80,000 tonnes generated by the city will take the tip to almost its maximum working capacity.

Paramount scheme downsized By Nuria Pérez PREMURSA - the promoter and builder of the Paramount theme park and LifeStyle Centre in Murcia region - has admitted that the scheme will have to be 'resized'. They company has refused to purchase an outstanding 550,000-square-metre area of land because it 'did not meet their requirements'. They noted that a total of 1,031 million square metres have been bought for the development at a cost of 10.3 million euros. The scheme has now to be adapted to this area - even though initially the development was due to stand on 1.8 million square metres of land, with 775,000 square metres for the Paramount theme park and over one million square metres for the LifeStyle Centre. A Premursa spokesman said the theme park would not be modified and the hotel, business and leisure area - known as the Life Style Centre - would have to be 'slightly changed'. According to the spokesman, both areas will now be integrated. Premursa's architects and engineers will have to speed up the layout process to adapt the scheme to the new area, as the first stone is scheduled to be laid on May 31 and the initial works have been pencilled in for September.

OPEN IN 2015? The theme park and the first phase of the LifeStyle Centre are due to be inaugurated by June, 2015, according to the regional government. Premursa's owner Jesús Samper announced during the presentation of the scheme in October in Madrid that the LifeStyle Centre would have seven hotels, a casino, an auditorium, a business centre, bars and restaurants and a shopping centre.

Jesús Samper It has not been revealed whether the new layout will include all these amenities, or whether the completion dates will be modified.

RECRUITMENT IN JUNE Alhama de Murcia mayor Alfonso Fernando Cerón announced that Premursa's recruitment offices will move onto Alhama's industrial estate in two months' time and the whole recruitment procedure will be managed from the Alhama headquarters. According to the mayor, CVs and the companies' bids can then be submitted to the offices. "Staff to work in the theme park and the LifeStyle Centre will be hired and companies interested in building contracts can also approach the offices and submit their bids," said Sr Cerón. He stated that residents and companies in Alhama de Murcia will have priority, followed by residents and companies based in the Murcia region, then by residents and companies from any other Spanish region. The mayor said most offers are for professional cooks, waiters, shop assistants, hostesses and entertainment and maintenance staff. "Applicants must speak Spanish and other foreign languages - especially English and French," he said. "Special training courses for the theme park and the LifeStyle workers are to be launched in 2014."


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lena und den Sinfonikern aus Altea. Eintritt frei. Palau Altea C/ Alcoy, 18 966 881 924 ‹palau@palaualtea.com›

Benissa Oper

Dienstag, 17. April, 20 Uhr. DVD-Projektion der Oper „Madama Butterfly“ von Giacomo Puccini. Eintritt frei. Universitätssitz La Marina C/ Puríssima, 57-59, 965 733 562

Calp Klassik/Jazz

Freitag, 13. April, 21 Uhr. Konzert des Berliner Quartetts Niniwe. Eintritt frei, Spenden sind erbeten. Richtwert: 10 Euro.

Cartagena Flamenco

Freitag, 20. April, 21 Uhr. Konzert mit Carlos Piñana. Eintritt 6 bis 10 Euro.

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Samstag, 21. April, 20 Uhr. Konzert von Fraskito. Lieder der 80er Jahre mit FlamencoSound interpretiert. Eintritt 6 bis 9 Euro. Gran Teatre Elche C/ Kursaal, 3 965 451 403 Karten: ‹www.servicam.es› 965 117 117

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Freitag, 27. April, 19 Uhr. Konzert mit Carlos López und Vicent Ballester. Eintritt 12 Euro. Teatre Auditorio del Centro Social C/ Calderón, 4 Karten: Konzertfreunde, Ilse Kübler, 965 788 840 oder info@konzertfreunde.com Proakustik, Nico Mühlbacher, C/ Diana Mo.-Fr. 9.30-13.30 Uhr, 965 782 548

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Specsavers Opticas jetzt auch in Guardamar Der Welt größter Optiker in privater Hand expandiert mit der Eröffnung von Specsavers Opticas in Guardamar weiterhin in Spanien. Das Geschäft öffnete seine Türen in der ersten Aprilwoche und veranstaltet am Mittwoch, dem 18. April, ein Event für die Allgemeinheit. Francisco Manuel Jurado Alonso und Lisa James sind Besitzer und Geschäftsführer von Specsavers Opticas Guardamar. Francisco blickt auf über 16 Jahre Erfahrung in der Optikindustrie zurück, ist der örtliche Delegierte der Optikerkammer von Valencia mit Sitz in Alicante und bringt seine Kenntnisse und praktische Erfahrung in dieses neue Geschäft ein. Lisa ist UKOptikerin mit 15 Jahren Berufserfahrung. Sie hat auch für Specsavers in Wales gearbeitet und ist nach Spanien gekommen, um mit Francisco diese

ardamar. Das Eröffnungsangebot besteht aus hochwertigen Brillen ab nur 25 Euro einschließlich PENTAX-Einstärkengläsern, kostenlosen Sehtests und "2 für 1": Brille inklusive Sonnenbrille und Designerrahmen.

neue Aufgabe zu übernehmen. Francisco wechselte von einem unabhängigen Optiker zu Specsavers Opticas, und wie Lisa kommt er zum ersten Mal aus dem geschäftigen Alicante nach Guardamar. Er erklärt dazu, dass "Specsavers mir ermöglicht, professionelle und moderne optische Versorgung zu gewährleisten und meine Kunden absolut zufrieden zu stellen. Gu-

ardamar ist außerdem mit seinem guten Klima und seinen Stränden der ideale Standort, so dass ich mich auf diesen Neubeginn besonders freue".

Zur Eröffnungsfeier gibt es am 18. April einen TAG DER OFFENEN TÜR mit Musik, Erfrischungen, Unterhaltung und Sonderangeboten. Seit dem 2. April haben wir geöffnet, kommen Sie vorbei oder rufen Sie die 965 083 273 an für weitere Infos und die Buchung eines umfassenden kostenlosen Sehtests.

Das Geschäft befindet sich an der Avda. del País Valenciano und bringt Specsavers´ Formel für erschwingliche Brillen und Kontaktlinsen plus erstklassigen, professionellen Service nach Gu-

Weitere Specsavers-Geschäfte finden Sie in Calpe, Javea, Benidorm und Torrevieja an der Costa Blanca, Fuengirola an der Costa del Sol und Santa Ponça auf Mallorca.


shoptalk Louis Nielsen i forklædning Mange kender den danske optikerkæde Louis Nielsen, men hvad, mange måske ikke er klar over, er, at Louis Nielsen faktisk har været en del af firmaet Specsavers Optical Group siden 2005. Specsavers Optical Group er verdens største privatejede brilleforhandler, og har mere end 1500 forretninger fordelt på ti lande. I Spanien går butikkerne under navnet Specsavers Opticas. Specsavers Opticas åbnede oprindeligt i Spanien med det mål at give de englændere, som var bosiddende her, den samme gode service, som de kunne få i deres hjemland, men man har siden udvidet sin kundekreds til at omfatte alle nationaliteter, hermed også danskere. Det danske publikum kan i Spacsavers Opticas finde de samme tilbud og mærker, som man kan få hos Louis Nielsen i Danmark. Specsavers blev grundlagt af ægteparret Doug og Mary Perkins, begge optikere, i 1984. Målet var at tilbyde en professionel øjenbehandling kombineret med reelle, overkommelige priser. Målet er lykkedes, og det familieejede Specsavers har i dag en stor markedsandel på det spanske optikermarked. Der ligger syv Specsavers Opticas i Spanien fordelt på Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca og

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Mallorca. Specsavers Optica på Costa del Sol ligger ved busstationen i Fuengirola på Avenida Ramón y Cajal 6. Specsavers Optica tilbyder kvalitetsbriller fra 25 euro. Brillerne har alle Pentax enkeltstyrkeglas og er behandlet, så de ikke er modtagelige for ridser. Specsavers Opticas har mange gode tilbud hele året rundt. Blandt til-

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buddene er gratis synsprøve og et specielt forårs/sommertilbud, hvor man får to par briller, men kun betaler for et par. Tilbuddet inkluderer solbriller og designerstel. Læs mere på: www.specsavers.es eller besøg Specsavers Opticas på Avenida Ramón y Cajal 6. For gratis synsprøve ring på 952 467 837.

Másmovil førende inden for international kundeservice Et stort irritationsmoment, man som skandinav kan opleve i Spanien, er, når der opstår problemer med mobiltelefonen. Man ringer til mobilselskabets kundeservice for at få løst

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dinaviske sprog samt engelsk, tysk og spansk. Serviceydelsen bygger på Másmovils store kendskab til det skandinaviske marked og viden om, hvor stor betydning en god kunderservice har. Skandinaviske kunder kan ringe til den skandinaviske kundeserviceafdeling mandag til fredag i tidsrummet 9-17 på 911 783 610. Samtidig har Másmovil skandinaviske forhandlere på hele Kysten fra Nerja i øst til San Pedro de Alcántara i vest. Her kan man blive serviceret på skandinavisk og tegne kontrakt med Másmovil, hvis man ikke allerede er kunde. Másmovil har siden sin etablering i 2006 oplevet en stor stigning i antallet af skandinaviske kunder. Det skyldes først og fremmest den personaliserede kundeservice, men også de gode samtalepriser på nationale opkald samt på opkald til de skandinaviske lande. Priserne ligger langt under gennemsnittet for andre mobilselskaber i Spanien, og da Másmovil anvender samme netværk som Orange, bør dækningen være lige så god som andre selskabers. På den baggrund er Másmovil for nylig blevet kåret til det mest økonomiske mobilselskab i Spanien med tilbud om besparelser på cirka 50%, og en undersøgelse foretaget af Másmovil selv viser, at 90% af kunderne er så tilfredse, at de anbefaler Másmovil til andre.


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Local optician sets his sights high Left to right Luis Barcia Caro, José Antonio Rojano Nova, Jorge Martínez de Lizarduy Araico, José Carreño Román, Juan Miguel Ivars Becerra

by patricia thompson JORGE MARTINEZ de Lizarduy Araico, Director of Specsavers Opticas Benidorm, is to take part in two mountain races this year to raise money for charity The Friends of the Children of EMAÚS. Between these two runs, from 10th March to 12th May, the team aim to raise 2,000€ for the charity by fundraising in store and gaining sponsors for the mountain race. The first run took place on 10th March from La Perimetral to Benissa, 63.8km through the mountains at a maximum altitude of 3,100 meters. Jorge completed the run in just over 11 hours and said “What a tough race... but it was amazing”. The second mountain run is the Maratóimitja Castelló-Penyagolosa on 12th May - a distance of 61.76km. He is running for The Friends of the Children of EMAÚS, a charity Specsavers Opticas Benidorm has committed to support throughout 2012. The Friends of the Children of EMAÚS are a completely voluntary group of individuals, based in Northern Costa Blanca, whose purpose is to raise much-needed funds for children in EMAÚS’ shelters. Jorge explains why they chose the charity, “The other store Director and I are both family men and so this children’s charity is close to our hearts. Children are the most vulnerable members of our society and so we want to

support this charity which is working so hard to protect children coming from bad homes. In addition to the charity runs, from 10th March to 12th May we want to raise as much as possible so we are giving away free eye tests in store and encouraging customers to make a small donation to the charity. We hope our clients and local residents will give generously to help EMAÚS with their important work.” Jorge only took an interest in running four years ago, inspired to push himself further by a bet! “My first running challenge was the Benidorm half marathon. I did it in 1 hour 49 minutes, a respectable time, but my friend bet me that I couldn’t get down to 1 hour 35 the following year and I just had to prove him wrong. I started training intensively for this with a group of guys and we’re now a team of seven called Specsavers Benidorm, launched on 8th March. There are some exceptional athletes in our team and we train 5-6 times a week. These runs are just the latest challenge we’ve set ourselves whilst raising money for a good cause.” To follow Jorge’s progress visit their Facebook page Specsavers Montaña Benidorm. For an eye test or to make a donation to the charity visit Specsavers Opticas Benidorm at Calle de Gambó 2.

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Specsavers opticien Benidonn zet zich in voor het goode dool Jorge Martinez de Lizarduy Araico, Directeur van Specsavers Opticiens in Benidorm komt oorspronkelijk uit het noorden van Spanje en verhuisde zes jaar geleden naar de Costa Blanca. In de afgelopen maanden heeft hij twee berglopen voor het goede doel gelopen. "De week" sprak met hem. Jorge, vertel eens iets over je leven in Benidorm. Na lien jaar in Engeland gewoond te hebben, zijn we terug gekeerd naar Spanje vanwege de kwaliteit van leven. Benidorm heeft een goed klimaat, ik geniet van de lange zomers en de relaxte sfeer en door het klimaa.t is het beoefenen van buitensporten bijna altijd mogelijk. Ik vind alles hier eigenlijk heel fijn. Toen we hier destijds aankwamen ben ik gestart met mijn optiekbedrijf 'Style Vision' en if] november jl. heb ik een Specsavers filiaal aan de calle de Gamb6 geopend. in Engeland werkte ik voor

Specsavers en in Benidorm waren er veel mensen die zich afvroegen waarom er geen Specsavers winkel was. De beslissing was dus snel gemaakt en de reacties zijn overweldigend. Onze omzet en ons klantenbestand groeit explosief en daar zijn we uiterst trots op. Je bent ook lid van het college van opti· ciens en optometristen in de comunidad Valenciana, wat doen jullie precies? Ons belangrijkste doel is informatie te geven over het beroep van opticien, de kwalificaties en hoe je optometrist kunt worden. We hopen dat meer mensen zullen kiezen voer een carriere als optometrist en we streven ernaar dat de oogzorg in Spanje tot de beste van de wereld gaat behoren en we nemen grbte stappen om dit te bereiken. Je hebt in de afgelopen maanden aan twee berglopen deelgenomen voor het goede doel, kun je daar. iets over vertellen? Ja dat klopt, ik heb inderdaad gelopen om geld in te zamelen voor de "vrienden van de EMAUS kinderen". Het waren heel pittige bergmarathons, een enorme uitdaging voor mij. Het began eigenlijk met een weddenschap. Vier jaar geleden ben ik met hardlopen begonnen en deed mee met de halve marathon van Benidorm die ik in 1 uur en 49 minu-

ten Iiep. Een goede vriend van me daagde me uit en zei: "wedden dat je volgend jaar niet onder de 1 uur en 35 minuten kom!". Ik heb die uitdaging aangenomen en ben teen met een groep gaan trainen, we zijn nu met 7 man en rennen onder de naam 'Specsavers Ber:lidorm'. Er·zitten een paar uitzonderlijk goede atleten in ons team en we trainen 5 tot 6 keer per week. Waarom hebben jullie voor 'de vrienden van de EMAUS kinderen' gekozen als goede doel? Deze organisatie draait volledig op vrijwilligers en het is een plaatselijke organisatie (noorden van de Costa Blanca). De betrokkenheid is altijd grater als iets zo 'dichtbij' is. De EMAUS opvanghuizen bieden kinderen uit achterstandsmilieus onderdak, een beetje liefde en geven ze een kans in deze samenieving. Mijn compagnon en 'ik zijn allebei echt familiemensen en wij trekken ons het· lot van kinderen enorm aan. Op onze facebook pagina Specsavers Montana Benidorm kun je onze activiteiten volgen en als mensen een donatie willen doen dan kan dat in onze winkel in de Calle de Gamba 2 in Benidorm. Heel veel succes Jorge, met de winkel en de eventue/e toekomstige marathons.

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May 9, 2012

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Rummaging through ladies' undies L-R: Luis Barcia Caro, José Antonio Rojano Nova, Jorge Martínez de Lizarduy Araico, José Carreño Román, Juan Miguel Ivars Becerra

Local optician sets his sights high Jorge Martínez de Lizarduy Araico, Director of Specsavers Opticas Benidorm, has announced that he will be taking part in two mountain races this year to raise money for charity, The Friends of the Children of EMAÚS. In between these two runs, the team aim to raise €2000 for the charity by fundraising in store and gaining sponsors for the mountain race. The first run took place on March 10, from La Perimetral to Benissa, 63.8km through the mountains at a maximum altitude of 3,100m. Jorge completed the run in just over 11 hours and said, "What a tough race... but it was amazing". The second demanding mountain run is the Maratóimitja Castelló-Penyagolosa on May 12, a distance of 61.76km. The Friends of the Children of EMAÚS is a charity Specsavers Opticas Benidorm has committed to support throughout 2012. It is a voluntary group of individuals, based in Northern Costa Blanca, whose purpose is to raise much-needed funds for children in EMAÚS' shelters. Jorge explains why they chose the charity: "The other store Director and I are both family men and so this children's charity is close to our hearts, working so hard to protect children coming

from bad homes. In addition to the charity runs, we want to raise as much as possible so we are giving away free eye tests in-store and encouraging customers to make a small donation to the charity. "We hope our clients and local residents will give generously to help EMAÚS with their important work." Unbelievably, Jorge only took an interest in running four years ago, and has been inspired to push himself further by a bet! "My first running challenge was the Benidorm half marathon. I did it in 1 hour 49 minutes, a respectable time, but my friend bet me that I couldn't get down to 1 hour 35 the following year and I just had to prove him wrong. "I started training intensively for this with a group of guys and we're now a team of seven called Specsavers Benidorm which was launched on March 8. There are some exceptional athletes in our team and we train 5-6 times a week. "These runs are just the latest challenge we've set ourselves whilst raising money for a good cause." To follow Jorge's progress visit their Facebook page Specsavers Montaña Benidorm. For an eye test or to make a donation to the charity visit Specsavers Opticas Benidorm at Calle de Gambó 2.

One evening last week, my wife Susie and I were enjoying an evening meal at a restaurant in the big city when she announced that she wanted to stop on the way home at the Big Mart to shop for some new underwear. Normally, this would be a task that she took care of herself but with fuel prices being what they are, we are trying to accomplish as many things as we can when we drive to town. I have already had to make some sacrifices with this practice because browsing the endless aisles of a retail store is not really my cup of tea. When we go to these places, I will just stay in the car, not an easy thing to do because Susie doesn't like shopping by herself. I tried that as we pulled into a slot in the twenty-acre parking lot. "I'll just wait out here and do a little meditating on the Zen Buddhism movement," I told her, moving the seat back into the reclining position. "You can't. I didn't bring my purse so you need to come along to pay for the stuff." Well, damn, she had me there. After all, I did take her for better or worse, you know. When we got in the door, I told Susie I was going to get one or two of the tabloid

newspapers from the checkout lane, find a place to sit and catch up on Jen's baby bump while Susie picked up a package of undies. Then we would go watch the sunset or something. Well, I not only read about Jen's bump (nothing to it), I also caught up on Kim's latest romance, Paula's diabetes, Demi's problems, Angelina's leg and Katy Perry's latest outfit. I read four of the tabloids and the cashier was starting to look at me with some caution. When Susie still had not shown up I went looking for her, grumbling all the way about having to wander around a store that should have two zip codes like Moses in the desert. On top of that, even being an innocent bystander in shopping for any feminine products makes me nervous and I would rather eat worms than visit the women's underwear department. I tried to avert my eyes as I walked past aisles of bras in all sizes and colors before finding Susie in the second of three aisles lined with underwear. Good Lord, there must have been a thousand different kinds. "What's taking you so

long?" I asked. "I can't find what I'm looking for," she told me a bit impatiently. "If you don't want to wait, help me look." She might as well have asked me if I'd like to repeat seventh grade. Prowling through acres of women's underwear was the last thing in the world I wanted to do. "I don't think I want to do that." "Well, alright then. Go sit down and be quiet." I couldn't do that. I wasn't going back up front where I expected the cashier ladies already thought I was some voyeuristic simpleton poring over the gossip magazines like I had nothing else to do with my life. My best option was to find that underwear and get out of there. "Alright. What are you looking for?" I asked her. She told me the style she was looking for (in the interests of her privacy and my safety, I won't tell you what it was was) and I wandered over to the next aisle to see if they were there. I found them immediately. I grabbed a package and walked back to her. "Here they are," I said smugly. She looked at them and said "Those are cotton. I don't want cotton." "Why not?" "Just because." "That doesn't make sense." My back hurt, I wanted to leave and I was ready for

an argument. Instead, she looked at me like I'd just sprouted antlers on the side of my head. "Cotton's uncomfortable. I like silk." I went back to my searching. Good Lord, I had no idea there were so many different kinds of ladies underwear. These things ran the gauntlet from what appeared to be frilly shoelaces to things I expect my grandmother wore. High-cut, low-cut, briefs, thong, boxers; it sat my head to spinning and, as a retired inventory control specialist, it had me wondering why there was so much of it. A lady strolled into the aisle, stopping just long enough to watch me paw my way through the packages on the rack. I made some idiotic remark about helping my wife and I knew by her look she was debating whether she should call the police or not. I was beginning to panic when a sales clerk walked by. I explained what we were looking for. "That's a popular style and a popular size. We're out of stock," she explained. I couldn't believe it. How could they be out of stock? "Well, if it's so popular, why don't you keep more of that in stock and less of this stuff?" I asked, waving my hand at the thousand unsold and apparently unpopular packages on the racks. She shook her head, either unable or unwilling to grasp this concept. Not me. I ought to be the manager of this department. I'd throw half this stuff away. Tomorrow, I'm going to see the store manager!

Oval Racing reaches Spain The new Velocity Racing Cartagena Oval motor racing circuit in Cartagena, Murcia, is now open and ready for action for opening day on May 13. This is the first short Oval Circuit in Spain and it is bound to popular with the Spanish, who have never experienced the delights of stock car or even banger racing. About 30 minutes from the site of the new Paramount Studios Theme Park, it's also a perfect location for UK and Irish drivers looking to practice during the winter months.

The first race day proper is scheduled for June 3. Organisers Velocity Racing are proud to have Colin White, three times National Hot Rod World Champion, to officially open the track with his national hot rod in tow! The Terry Grant Stunt Show will also be making an amazing appearance at the opening. They are seeking sponsors, volunteers, marshals, officials, medical staff and just anyone wishing to help, drive or in need of a car to race (they will build you a car to your specifi-

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JORGE MARTINEZ de Lizarduy Araico, Director of Specsavers Opticas Benidorm, is to take part in the second mountain run organised in support of The Friends of the Children of EMAUS on 12th May - the Maratóimitja CastellóPenyagolosa; a 61.76km race through the mountains. Jorge’s goal is to finish the course within eight hours. “My first running challenge was the Benidorm half marathon. I did it in 1 hour 49 minutes, a respectable time, but my friend bet me that I couldn’t get down to 1 hour 35 the following year and I just had to prove him wrong. I started training intensively for this with a group of guys and we’re now a team of seven called Specsavers Benidorm. “There are some exceptional athletes in our team and we train 5-6 times a week. The mountain runs are our latest challenge to raise money for a good cause.” The Friends of the Children of EMAÚS are a voluntary group based in Northern Costa Blanca, raising much-needed funds for children in EMAÚS’ shelters. Jorge explains: “The other store Director and I are both family men and so this children’s charity is close to our hearts. Children are the most vulnerable members of our society and so we want to support this charity that is working

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so hard to protect children that come from bad homes. “And until 12th May eye tests will cost just 2€: all this money will be donated to the charity. We hope our clients and local residents will give generously to help EMAÚS with their important work.” To follow Jorge’s progress visit their Facebook page Specsavers Montaña Benidorm. For an eye test or to make a donation to the charity visit the Specsavers Opticas at Calle de Gambó.

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Las mujeres holandesas de “Zon La Falla el Rincón Network” participan en la Semana disfruta de la fiesta fallera en Valencia de la Mujer de l’Alfàs del Pi El municipio tiene 2.500 holandeses censados la Asociación Holandesa ha aportado su granito de arena en la programación de la “Semana de la Mujer” promovida por la concejalía de Igualdad del Ayuntamiento alfasino. Uno de los colectivos de residentes extranjeros con más presencia en l’Alfàs del Pi, el holandés con 2.500 empadronados, ha querido sumarse a la programación de la Semana de la Mujer con esta charla coloquio impartida en una de las aulas de la Casa de Cultura, a fin de abordar los cambios generacionales. La Semana de la Mujer tiene el objetivo de abrir su programación a toda la ciudadanía M.B.- Con una charla sobre los cambios animando a los colectivos y asociaciones generacionales y las relaciones entre a aportar sus sugerencias convirtiéndose padres e hijos, a cargo de Irene Godderij, en la semana de todos los alfasinos.

M.B.- Los representantes de las Falla Rincón de Loix de Benidorm pasaron un día en Valencia para disfrutar del ambiente que se respira durante estos días de fiestas josefinas en la capital. La comitiva pudo disfrutar del momento desde el balcón del Ayuntamiento de Valencia. Estuvieron acompañados de la alcaldesa Rita Barberá, del Director General de Turismo Sebastián Fernández así como de las Falleras Mayores de Valencia.

Silvia Nicolás Elvira Pienso que Agustín Navarro no se arriesgaría una vez más a dejar su palabra por los suelos e incumplir la promesa que hizo hace unos días de solventar la deuda con las concesionarias y proveedores, aunque solo sea la de estos primeros meses de 2012. El crédito que ha anunciado el Gobierno ha sido un soplo de aire fresco para las maltrechas cuentas del Ayuntamiento, aunque ese crédito prometido por Mariano Rajoy aún tardará un poco en llegar. Mientras el Gobierno socialista tiene que apaciguar los ánimos porque si no se quedará sin servicios, así que pienso que en los próximos días asistiremos a la primera tanda de pagos a empresas, incluso me atrevería a decir que ya existe alguna orden de pago en Hacienda. Y es que aunque los primeros tres meses de 2012 sea una parte ínfima de la deuda, es un respiro para todos, incluso para su maltrecha imagen.

David Fernández Agüera La confianza en el Alcalde de Benidorm podría decirse que es un activo tóxico. Incumple sistemáticamente la palabra dada (incluso a sus más allegados) y es más que razonable pensar que de los plazos dados no va a cumplir ni uno. La primera muestra la encontramos en los socorristas de Benidorm, les prometió que el jueves cobrarían 60.000 euros y por el momento nada de nada. Claro como a él no le cuesta llegar a fin de mes… pero que pruebe a estar más de cinco meses sin cobrar. Desde que lo conozco Agustín Navarro ha sido la persona del donde dije digo, digo Diego y al final acabará pagando, porque en el fondo no tiene otro remedio, pero cumplir los plazos, aunque se los haya marcado el mismo, eso ya es otra historia.

Ante todo gracias por publicar esta Calle Benisa reivindicación. Hace mucho tiempo que los vecinos de la zona venimos denunciando esta situación no solo por la mala imagen que genera a los visitantes que pasan por aquí con su coche si no porque puede causar algún percance. Como se puede apreciar en la foto este tramo de la calle Benisa junto al Colégio Público el Murtal justamente frente el porton del parking del centro, el asfaltado esta en muy mal estado por lo que cualquier motorista o, lo más preocupante, algun niño se pueda centro educativo que los responsables tropezar en ella. Se trata de una situación de mantenimiento deberían subsanar. lamentable precisamente frente a un Atentamente. S.M.O.

El Pajuelin XIII Benidorm recibió su recompensa con el lingote de plata Se presentó el equipo de montaña Specsavers de Benidorm

M.B.- Este fin de semana ha tenido lugar la presentación del equipo de montaña Specsavers Montaña Benidorm, a la que asistieron el concejal de deportes Juan Ramon Martinez y el concejal de escena urbana Conrado Hernandez. Ademas asistieron al evento Antonio Cruañes (coordinador de deportes), Miguel Aguila y varios miembros de Partido Popular: Manuel Agüera, Lourdes Caselles Domenech, Antonia Sola Granados y Cristina Martinez Gil.

M.B.- El Club Náutico de Altea celebró en su sede el acto de entrega de trofeos de las 200 Millas a2, prueba que este año ha cumplido su vigésimo sexta edición y que además es puntuable para el Campeonato de España a2. Los tres primeros clasificados de la clase Crucero RI se alzaron con los tradicionales lingotes de plata que se han convertido en uno de los emblemas más representativos y característicos de esta competición náutica. El primer premio de la clase Crucero Rating Internacional fue para los regatistas Miguel Noriega y Luis Noriega del Club Náutico Benidorm, que tripularon la embarcación ‘Pajuelín 13 Benidorm’. Ambos deportistas recogieron los dos lingotes de plata de un kilo de peso de

manos del presidente del Club Náutico de Altea, José Román Zurutuza. El alcalde de Altea, Miguel Zaragoza, fue el responsable de otorgar el segundo galardón que consistió en dos lingotes de plata de medio kilo. El premio recayó en los deportistas Javier Moreno Moya y Arturo Meseguer del Club Náutico Valencia, que consiguieron la segunda posición en la tabla final de clasificación después de surcar las aguas mediterráneas con su nave ‘Pestañeo’. En relación a la regata, el primer edil manifestó que “las 200 Millas a2 resume valores deportivos como el esfuerzo, la superación y la convivencia. Si todos aplicáramos estos valores en nuestra vida diaria superaríamos más fácilmente los momentos en los que nos encontramos”


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...and Primark opened its new Alicante store Around 1,000 queued up to be the first to shop yesterday By James Parkes AROUND 1,000 people formed a huge queue at Alicante's revitalised Gran Vía shopping centre at midday yesterday (Thursday) for the grand opening of Primark's 234th store. Alicante Mayoress Sonia Castedo cut the ribbon along with Primark Ibería general director José Luis Martínez de Larramendi and the Bellea del Foc Hogueras fiesta queen. Primark representatives regarded the new two-floor 3,500square-metre store at 'the best so far'. The store employs 166 people, 80% of whom were previously unemployed. Managers told CBNews that Primark had received over 21,000 CVs requesting a position at the Alicante store. The store, which is now fully open, has all the well-known Primark brands for women, men, children and home. There are 26 tills distributed in the usual Primark store fashion plus a customer service desk handling returns and exchanges. The entire store is very accessible and has lifts inside for wheelchair users.

The first customers

"The large expat population that already knows the brand was a key factor, but also the potential of local custom as Alicante city has a population of well over 350,000 people." Indeed Primark is no longer just a well-known brand among UK and Irish residents. Primark current has 24 stores in Spain, the largest number outside the UK (156) and Ireland (38).

MORE STORES ON THE COSTA This is Primark's third store in the Costa area, along with the ones open in L'Aljub (Elche) and La Condomina (Murcía) Costa Blanca News, the only English-language media present at the official opening, asked Sr Martínez de Larramendi about Primark's projects to open new stores on the Costa Blanca. "We are hoping to open a new store in La Zenia shopping centre (Orihuela Costa) in Autumn", said Sr Mar´tinez, however he added there were no imminent plans for other stores north of Alicante. Asked why Alicante was chosen, Sr Martínez told CBNews: Primark bosses with the Bellea del Foc

Staff in love with Primark

The second-floor entrance where the cinemas used to be in Gran Vía shopping centre

Eagerly waiting for the store to open yesterday

UK support for Spanish property law victims News Staff Reporter UK-based association POPPIE - recently set up to ‘publicise the plight of UK citizens who have fallen foul of Spain's problematic property laws’ - has already been joined by more than 50 households. They are offering to represent anyone with problems related to off-plan purchases, bank guarantees, land grab by developers, coast law problems and revoked or misrepresentations of the

Team complete challenge for EMAUS

status of planning permission. “We have members who bought holiday homes in Spain, but also people who have moved to Spain with the objective of making Spain their permanent residence,” state organisers Chris and Angela Beattie. “We aim to lobby UK MPs and MEPs to get the UK government and EU institutions to put pressure on the Spanish government to resolve the scandal of the Spanish property market.”

They explain that the association has been formed to ‘campaign for UK residents who have bought property or tried to buy property in Spain in good faith, and who, through the actions of various levels of government, property developers and banks, find themselves unable to enjoy the rights to their properties’. POPPIE stands for Protection of Property Purchased in Europe Limited. Contact them on poppie.uk@gmail.com.

By Nikki Luxford ENTHUSIAST runners and sports people took to the mountains on Saturday in the I Maratho and a Half in Benissa which saw some 370 participants race from Benissa through Senija, Lliber, Jalon, Calpe, Callosa d'en Sarriá which included gradients up to 3,100 metres, before returning to Benissa. Included in the 370 was Specsavers Benidorm mangager, Jorge Martinez and his team Jose Carreño Roman, Jose Antonio Rojano Nova, Juan Miguel Ivars Becerra, Luis Barcia Caro, Emilio Carnero Jordan and Ruben Daniel Romero, who competed to raise money for the Friends of the Children of EMAUS. Jorge managed to complete the 65 kilometres in 11 hours, 17 minutes and 35 seconds, a time he is very pleased with. He said, "I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next one."

The winner of the race was Sebastián Sánchez Sáez who finished in seven hours, 12 minutes and one second. Second place was Juan José Larrotcha Martínez-Carr with seven hours, 25 minutes and nine seconds and third was Rafael Abbott who completed the 65 kilometres in seven hours 33 minutes and five seconds. One of Jorge's team completed the race in seven hours and 41 minutes and finished fifth overall. The target of 2,000 euros is hoped to be raised between the race on Saturday and another race in May, which is 65 kilometres in Castellon, and Jorge and the team at Specsavers Benidorm are asking their customers to donate in store, or alternatively to pledge money to the charity direct, specifying this challenge. Follow the teams successes and the fundraising on their Facebook page Specsavers Montaña Benidorm.


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Aikido, Pilate's, Basic Massage, Belly Dancing, Painting and Spanish and English for foreigners. Info and prices at centresocialaltea@ctv.es or call 콯 96 584 30 75. ■ PALAU DE ALTEA C/Alcoy, 18. 콯 96 688 19 64 Mar 11 at 19.00: 'Murphy: Tragedia en Handsome House'. Visual comedy theatre play. Tickets 16€ Mar 17 at 2030: 'Ara Malikian ensemble' Classic music concert. Tickets 12€. Mar 21 at 19.00: 'Turandot' Opera performance. Tickets 30€ Mar 23 at 21.00: 'Revolver' in concert presenting their new album 'Gira Argán'. Tickets 21€ Mar 24 at 18.30: 'Pell de Gallina' Children's theatre play in Valencian. Tickets 6€ Apr 13 at 20.30: 'Especial Xavi Castillo' humour performance in valencian. Tickets 10€ Apr 14 at 20.20: 'Luis Eduardo Aute: Intemperie' Concert. Tickets 26€. Apr 27 at 20.30: 'Razas' by David Mame. Theatre play. Tickets 16€ Visit www.palaualtea.com Tickets at www.servicam.es

BENIARBEIG ■ TOWN HALL Pl Nou d'Octubre 1. 콯 96 576 60 18

COSTA NEWS, March 9-15, 2012

MERCAT DE LA TERRA Every Sunday from 10.30 to 13.30 Earth's Market. Organic products, local and fair trade at the square. Recover the culture of the land and help promoting a healthier enviroment at the best prices. New Rastro every Saturday from 9.00 to 13.30 near the Cultural Bar, where the mid-week market is. Bars, toilets and parking. ■ COURSES Pilates, Aerobics, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Keep fit for pensioners, Capoeira, Ballet for children, Taekwondo, Flamenco and Sevillanas, Spanish lessons for foreigners, Lacemaking, Lace borders and Memory class (MASSMA). All courses at the Centro Cultural. For more info please contact the town hall. Walking Programme Organised by Grupo de Sendeismo Beniarbeig. All walks start at 8.00 from Pl. 9 d'Octubre, outside the Town hall. We go by car to the starting point. For info please email: turisme@beniarbeig.org or by calling the Town hall.

BENIDORM Market Day: Wed & Sun ■ RASTROS Sat & Sun Rastro El Cisne, Antiques, Junk & Jazz at Ermita

de Sanz. Also on Thursdays from 8.00-16.00. ■ TOURIST INFO Avda Europa 콯 96 586 00 95 Pl Canalejas, 1 콯 96 680 59 14. turinfo_centro@beniorm.org ■ WALDORF ASSOCIATION Ptda els Tolls, 5. 콯 96 586 10 80 / 639 50 99 84 www.escuela-waldorf.org ■ AULA DE CULTURA CAM C/ Alameda 19. 콯 902 100 112 TANGO ARGENTINO with Marilu Fischer. Every Saturday at Hotel Nereo, Rincón de Loix. After the classes, Milonga until 00.30. For more info call Marilu on 676 150404 or visit www.marilufischer.com ■ EUROPEAN LIBRARY English books, to join just take your passport along with you. Avda Juan Fuster Zaragoza, Edif. Aquarium III. 10.15-13.30 & 17-20.00 weekdays. Saturday mornings. 콯 96 680 47 81, email bibrincon1@benidorm.org MUNDOMAR Marine and exotic animal park. 21€ for adults, 15€ for children. www.mundomar.es TERRA NATURA Theme Park, PANGEA, AMERICA, ASIA and EUROPE Adults 22 €, Children & Senior Citizens 17 €.콯 902 500 414 Or visit www.terranatura.com. TERRA MÍTICA Ancient civilizations theme

British artist at Denia exhibition British artist brings local landscape to life in Denia exhibition BRITISH artist Linda Wilks captures the four seasons in Spain in the beautiful watercolours at her exhibition in Denia, which will run for the next fortnight. Watercolours capturing the magic and splendour of local scenes at different times of the year and the changing colours of nature rub shoulders with more experimental works in an eclectic collection designed to show the dazzling effects of the natural sunlight of Mediterranean Spain on canvas. Linda rediscovered her passion for painting after moving to the Dénia area from the UK having studied fine arts in her childhood, the talented expatriate left her palettes and brushes

park.콯 902 02 02 20 www.terramiticabenidorm.com BENIDORM PALACE 콯 96 585 16 60 www.benidormpalace.es ■ AIRPORT BUS SERVICE 9.00, 12.00, 13.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00, 19.00, 21.00. Mon to Sun. One way cost 8€, and 16 return. Book your tickets at Benidorm Bus Station 콯 902 42 22 42 or visit www.alsa.es *Please double check all times by phone or on web page*

BENISSA Market Day: Sat Rastro Fanadix: Every Saturday at Ctra Calpe-Moraira from 8.00-14.00. More info on 콯 674 727 814 ■ TOURIST INFO Avd Pais Valencia1, 96 573 22 25 benissa@touristinfo.net TREKING: Guided tours on Sundays. leaving from Pl Jaume I at 8.45. (private cars). Inscriptions and more info on 96 573 13 13. Bring your own water, food and comfy shoes.

gathering dust in a drawer for decades as 'life got in the way' of her favourite pastime, until the colour, light and unique landscape of the Marina Alta reawakened her creative side. Since 2003, when Linda held her first exhibition on the Costa, in the Casa de Cultura in Alcalalí, she has been a regular presence in art shows in the area. In 2008 and 2010, her work was displayed in the Casa de Cultura in Denia and, more recently, in the newly-opened tattoo studio on C/ Patricio Ferrándiz, DNA.ink. Linda's exhibition will run until Saturday, March 10. Doors are open daily, except Sundays, from 10.00hrs to 22.00hrs, and until 21.00hrs on Saturdays, closing for lunch every day from 14.00hrs until 17.00hrs.

■ THEATRICAL TOURS SEGWAYS TOURS Transports you for only 36€ to know the Historic Old Town with visits to museums, etc. ■ TURURAC For details on a variety of outdoor activities, guided walks etc contact 콯 96 578 23 60 or 630 992 488 or see their website: www.tururac.com Las Antípodas Sailing School KAYAK along the coast and food from the sea every Saturdays. and full moon nights. 30/40€ Day trips: Sats. at 9.30. Price 30€ Night trips: Price 40€ Inscriptions must be made before the last Friday, previous to each outing on 96 573 22 25 at Las Antípodas Sailing School. ■ CENTRO CULTURAL 96 573 13 13 C/ Pare Andreu Ivars, 21- 3º. ■ MUNICIPAL CINEMA C/ Pare Andreu Ivars, 21 Salon de Actos at the Casa de Cultura. ■ ADULTS SCHOOL 콯 96 573 35 92.

Inscriptions will be taken for the following courses: Patchwork, German, English, Spanish for foreigners, painting and carving. ■ YOUTH CENTRE 콯 96 573 23 52 Live Music Gasolinera Bar Ctra Calpe-Moraira, Km 2.5 콯 678 664 880 www.gasolinera-bar.com It's also a Classic Cars Meetingpoint every Sunday ■ LA SEU UNIVERSITARIA C/Purísima, 57-59 앫 First Sunday of the month at 19.00: 'Chamber Music Concert' in aid of Centro de Alzheimer de Teulada. 앫 Meditation workshop every Wed. at 20.30 Centre d'Art Taller d'Ivars Pl. dels Germans Ivars, 5. ■ PALAU SANT PERE SPORTS CENTRE 콯 96 573 33 92 esports@aytobenissa.net Cultural activities & courses: 앫 Spanish lessons 앫 Information technology 앫 Embroidery

Mayday fête to help dogs in need

Local optician sets his sights high

A MUCH-NEEDED shelter for rescued dogs in the Teulada and Benissa area is set to get a boost with a Mayday country fair organised by the Art and Soul Gallery in Cumbre del Sol. Live music will create a bright, spring atmosphere throughout the day, performed by popular and well-known local artists The Shamrockers and Anne Thame. Memories of village fêtes of bygone days will be revived with a Maypole, homemade lemonade stand, 'scrummiest cake' stall, best homemade jam, chutney and marmalade competition, and of course the Mayday queen pageant. For just three euros, ladies of any age from babyhood to treble figures can enter and be crowned queen for a day. The Flamingo Cheerleaders add colour and enthusiasm, and the spiritual and mystical is provided by stalls featuring the work of the incredibly talented artists who display their work in the gallery. Watch live art, splash out on hand-made crafts and numerous other quality goods in the eclectic outdoor market, visit free taster stalls, and get your palm read. Anyone who would like to hold a stall - at a cost of 15 euros to cover overheads - can book their site now, and competition entries for best cake and jam and so on are already being taken at just three euros each. Helpers are very welcoming on the lemonade stall, and musicians, artists and other entertainers who would like to help out are asked to get in touch with the Art and Soul Gallery. Proceeds from the event will go to animal charity AKIRA - whose name is a Japanese word for 'brightness' - to help build a proper shelter. At present, AKIRA's hard-working volunteers care for the dogs in their own homes, which means their capacity to take on more is fast running out. Donations, including annual membership of the charity - costing 20 euros - are actively sought, and can be paid into AKIRA's account at Bancaja in Benitatxell in the name of Asociación AKIRA, account number 2077 1150 73 1100244937. The fête takes place on May 1 between noon and 18.00hrs in the Font Santa area of Moraira turn right off the CV743 for the go-karting centre and follow the signs. For further information or to hold a stall, contact gallery owner Tanya Lacey at elclubcasero@gmx.com.

Jorge Martinez de Lizarduy Araico, Director of Specsavers Opticas Bendorm, has announced that he will be taking part in two mountain races this year to raise money for charity The Friends of the Children of EMAÚS. In between these two runs he will also be raising money for the charity in store and hopes to raise 2,000€ with the help of local residents. The first run is taking place on 10th March from La Perimetral to Benissa, 63.2km through the mountains. The second run is the Maratóimitja Castelló-Penyagolosa on 12th May, a 61.76km race also through the mountains. Both races have a maximum time of 15-16 hours, but Jorge is aiming to finish them in under 8 hours each. Unbelievably, Jorge only took an interest in running four years ago, and has been inspired to push himself further by a bet! "My first running challenge was the Benidorm half marathon. I did it in 1 hour 49 minutes, a respectable time, but my friend bet me that I couldn't get down to 1 hour 35 the following year and I just had to prove him wrong. I started training intensively for this with a group of guys and we're now a team of seven called Specsavers Benidorm. There are some exceptional athletes in our team and we train 5-6 times a week. These two mountain runs are just the latest challenge we've set ourselves whilst raising money for a

Left to right - Luis Barcia Caro, José Antonio Rojano Nova, Jorge Martinez de Lizarduy Aracio, José Carreñ Roman, Juan Miguel Ivars Becerra. good cause." In addition to the charity runs, from 10th March to 12th May eye tests will cost just 2€ and all this money will be donated to the charity. We hope our clients and local residents will give generously to help EMAÚS with their important work." . For an eye test or to make a donation to the charity visit the Specsavers Opticas at C/ Gambó 2. To follow Jorge's progress visit their Facebook page Specsavers Montaña Benidorm.


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rufen, solange er geschäftsfähig sei, betont Thomas Lorenz, Jurist beim Bundesverband deutscher Banken in Berlin. Aufschiebende Hinweise wie „für den Fall, dass ich vergesslich werde“ sehen Banken ungern. Um auf Nummer sicher zu gehen, erkennen viele Institute ausschließlich eigene Vollmacht-Vorlagen an und weisen darauf in den Geschäftsbedingungen hin. „Die Vollmachten sind dann im Computer der Bank oder Sparkasse hinterlegt. Das ist ein klarer, nachvollziehbarer Vorgang und bringt Sicherheit für beide Seiten“, argumentiert Lorenz. Betreuern und Verbraucherschützern sind die bankeigenen Formulare ein Dorn im Auge. „Viele ziehen sich darauf zurück und erkennen private Vorsorgeoder Betreuungsvollmachten nicht an, obwohl sie es tun müssten“, benennt Heike Nordmann, De-

menz-Expertin der Verbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, ein Problem. Wer sich dagegen wehren will, kann das erfahrungsgemäß nur gerichtlich tun. Mit dem Risiko, dass der Kontoinhaber zum Zeitpunkt des Urteils nicht mehr geschäftsfähig ist. Eine höchstrichterliche Entscheidung steht aus. Das Argument, ein vor Jahren unterschriebenes Formular entspreche nicht mehr dem aktuellen Stand, und die Vollmacht sei daher ungültig, müssten Verbraucher nicht akzeptieren. Steht dem Demenzkranken ein Betreuer zur Seite, kümmert dieser sich meist auch um die Finanzen. Er sollte das Geldinstitut darüber informieren. Heike Nordmann empfiehlt, zusammen mit der Bank eine Lösung zu finden, die sowohl dem dementen Menschen als auch den Schaltermitarbeitern Peinlichkeiten erspart. Etwa die Ausrede

„es ist gerade kein Geld da“ oder die Auszahlung von Minimalbeträgen. Für solche pragmatischen Lösungen werben in NordrheinWestfalen 13 Demenzservicezentren, die Mitarbeiter von Banken, Feuerwehr und Institutionen für den Umgang mit Demenzkranken sensibilisieren.

Attest mit Diagnose Generell gilt: Auch ein unter Betreuung stehender Mensch darf weiterhin Geldgeschäfte machen. Es sei denn, ein Gericht erlaubt dies nur mit Zustimmung des Betreuers. Der sogenannte Einwilligungsvorbehalt bindet zwar das Geldinstitut. „Aber Peter Müller geht ja weiter an den Schalter“, schildert Nordmann das Dilemma. Einen Ausweg bietet ein Taschengeldkonto, gekoppelt an Absprachen: Bank und Betreuer vereinbaren zum Beispiel, dass Müller jeweils fünf Euro bekommt.

Sinnvoll ist zudem, ein Monatsmaximum festzulegen. „Das funktioniert meist“, berichtet Betreuer Becker. Die Berufsbetreuer haben aber auch die Erfahrung gemacht, dass Banken sich schwertun mit dem Einrichten von Konten für betreute Menschen. Vorsicht ist bei Abbuchungen geboten. Dort können vor allem Abofallen zuschnappen. Mit Hilfe des gerichtlich angeordneten Einwilligungsvorbehalts lassen sich solche Geschäfte rückgängig machen. Eine andere Möglichkeit ist ein Attest mit der Krankheitsdiagnose. „Damit sind Kündigungen möglich“, erläutert Nordmann. Wer bei der Erteilung seiner Bankvollmacht auf Nummer sicher gehen will, setzt auf das Vier-AugenPrinzip und dem Bevollmächtigten einen Kontrollbevollmächtigten vor die Nase. Eine Garantie vor Missbrauch gibt es nicht.

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Glaukom - Grüner Star, der stille Zerstörer des Augenlichtes Vom 6. bis 12. März findet die "Welt Glaukom-Woche" statt und mit geschätzten 60 Millionen angenommenen Fällen von Grünem Star weltweit möchte Specsavers auf die Wichtigkeit von Vorsorge, Diagnostik und Behandlung dieses Leidens aufmerksam machen. Hier Specsavers Opticas' Information über einen der Hauptgründe für die Erblindung in aller Welt und wie Sie Ihre Sehkraft schützen können: Was ist ein Glaukom und wer ist gefährdet? Ein Glaukom entsteht durch das Ansammeln von Flüssigkeit im Auge, wodurch sich der Augeninnendruck erhöht und der Sehnerv über einen längeren Zeitraum hinweg verletzt wird. Unbehandelt kann dies zu bleibendem Tunnelblick und Erblindung führen. Oft gibt es im Anfangsstadium keine Symptome, der Sehverlust erfolgt schleichend und ist deshalb erst dann feststellbar, wenn bereits erheblicher Schaden entstanden ist. Es gibt keine Heilung bei Sehverlust, weshalb es äußerst wichtig ist,

dass die Augen für eine frühestmögliche Diagnose regelmäßig kontrolliert werden. Am gefährdetesten sind die über 60-Jährigen, aber selbst Kleinkinder und Jugendliche können betroffen sein. Menschen afrikanischer Herkunft sind in jungen Jahren besonders gefährdet. Andere Risikogruppen sind erblich

des Augendrucks. Nicht alle Tests bestehen aus diesen Teilen, fragen Sie Ihren Optiker danach. Hillary Farrington aus Javea weiß, wie wichtig ein gründlicher Sehtest ist. Sie besuchte ihren örtlichen Optiker und wunderte sich, dass keinerlei Gesundheitstests gemacht wurden. Auf-

belastete oder stark kurzsichtige Personen sowie Diabetiker. Wie wird Grüner Star diagnostiziert? Ein gründlicher Sehtest ist alles, was für eine Früherkennung eines Glaukoms erforderlich ist. Optiker führen drei Tests durch: eine visuelle Untersuchung des Sehnervs, eine Untersuchung des Blickfeldes und eine Messung

grund der Glaukomvorgeschichte ihrer Familie ersuchte sie um eine zweite Meinung bei Specsavers Opticas, und sie ist heute sehr froh, dies getan zu haben. Nach einer Augenuntersuchung wurde dort bei Frau Farrington Grüner Star festgestellt, sie wurde sofort zur Behandlung an einen Augenarzt überwiesen. Wegen dieser Früherkennung

und der schnellen Weiterleitung begann Frau Farrington mit der Therapie, ehe sich ihre Sehkraft verschlechtern konnte. Jetzt behandelt sie ihr Glaukom selbst mit den verordneten Augentropfen. "Ich war begeistert von der Betreuung bei Specsavers, die Augenuntersuchung war so gründlich, dass ich sofort fühlte, in den richtigen Händen zu sein. Wäre ich nicht hingegangen, wäre es vielleicht gar nicht diagnostiziert worden und meine Sehkraft könnte inzwischen schon starkt beeinträchtigt sein". Wie kann man Schaden an den Augen durch das Glaukom vermeiden? Der beste Weg, Sehkraftverlust zu vermeiden, ist sicherzustellen, dass Ihre Augen regelmäßig anhand von Gesundheitstests untersucht werden. Je früher das Leiden diagnostiziert wird, desto eher kann es ohne Sehverlust behandelt werden. Besuchen Sie www.specsavers.es für weiteren Rat und Informationen zur Pflege Ihrer Augen und finden Sie die Anschrift des nächstgelegenen Geschäftes.


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COSTA NEWS, March 22-29, 2012

The Brits are coming

VIOLENT DEATH A 29-year-old man died in Málaga on Monday night after allegedly being stabbed by a neighbour. Emergency services were called to the García Grana district of the city where they attempted to stabilise the victim but were unable to save him. National Police have arrested a man who lives in the same block as the dead man who was married with a young child.

Local tourism authorities believe London Olympics will increase Costa visitor numbers By David Eade IN RECENT years the cry in the tourist sector on the Costa del Sol has been, "the Russians are coming". Their numbers in the tourist charts have increased rapidly and Russians have been keen investors in properties here. However this summer the slogan has changed to the Brits are coming - because it seems they want to escape the Olympic Games. Britons have always been the number one supporters of holidays on the Costa del Sol. This year their country is celebrating the Queen's Jubilee and millions of people will flock to the UK to take part in and to see the Olympic Games. To the delight of tourism chiefs here the response of many Britons has been to say they'll flee to the Costa. Local tourism expertsbelieve there will be a five per cent increase in the number of Britons holidaying in Málaga province this summer. Much of the credit goes to the Olympics but also to the increase in

the air tax which makes other popular long haul destinations far more expensive. While the number of Brits expected rises, tourism leaders fear Spaniards may stay at home because of the devastating effects of the economic crisis. Britons too are feeling the pinch but all the indications are that having a holiday is still a priority especially with the Olympics in town. The new UK environmental air tax increases the further you fly so flying to Spain will be much cheaper than going to North Africa and certainly the USA, Caribbean or Far East. Hence the British government has unwittingly refocused holidaymakers' attention on Spain and their favourite destination of old, the Costa del Sol. José Carlos Escribano, president of the hotel association on the Costa del Sol (Aehcos), is in no doubt on the importance of the Olympics in boosting local visitor

EMERGENCY CUTS The SMA medical union has protested over lack of staff at Ronda's emergency unit where two people left but were not replaced, causing lengthy waits for those needing treatment. The union says this is part of a budget cut back by the Serranía health authority, including the closing of the Ronda Norte emergency unit and t nursing hour reductions.

LAND STABILISING Brits are hoping to get away from it all this summer on the Costa del Sol

numbers. He believes many sports aficionados will stay in the UK for the sport's spectacular but equally a lot of other people will flee London and the Metropolitan area because of the queues and con-

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gestion brought by the international event. The director of the Costa del Sol Tourist Board, Arturo Bernal, agrees with Escribano. He doubts whether the growth will reach two figures

but is confident it will be around five per cent more than the same period last year, which he hopes will bring UK tourist numbers to around the level they were before the economic crisis struck.

The ruling from Judge Óscar Pérez in Málaga's Court of Administrative Litigation number three brought celebrations amongst parents of the pupils when it was made known last Thursday. The judge also ordered all the legal costs incurred by the case to be paid by Benamocarra Town Hall. The move followed an inspection of the school by technicians earlier in the week to check on the claims made by the mayor. Education delegate Antonio Escámez said that the repairs which they had recommended could be carried out while the school was in use by students and teachers. He said that the 54 days during which the school was closed cost the Junta de Andalucía

almost 348,000 euros in transport and the use of the prefabricated classrooms, which he described as "an unnecessary expense." After the ruling was made known, Benamocarra town hall confirmed that it had lifted the closure order with effect from midday last Thursday and urged the education department to undertake the repairs identified in Tuesday's inspection as quickly as possible. Mayor Lucena pointed out that the technical report has identified shortcomings, including cracks in the exterior wall of the gymnasium, and repeated his warning about the walls surrounding the external area of the school, which he claims are in an unstable condition.

Benamocarra school reopens By Dave Jamieson THE secondary school in Benamocarra which has been closed on orders of the town's mayor has re-opened. A ruling from a Málaga court last week lifted the closure order with immediate effect.

La Maroma secondary school was closed for several weeks after Mayor Abdeslam Lucena claimed that there were potential safety issues with the construction. The school had previously been open and operating normally

for about three years. During its closure, the 204 students who attend the school were taken daily by coach to another school in Torre del Mar where they were taught in pre-fabricated classrooms.

Charity makeover day raises 500€ for Cudeca Press release ON MONDAY 5th March, Specsavers Opticas in Fuengirola held a fun fashion and beauty event in aid of Cudeca. Store Directors Judy Borland and Amrik Sappal pledged to match any donations raised during the event and made over 500€. This will help Cudeca continue to offer superb palliative care for patients with cancer on the Costa del Sol. Visitors to the fashion and beauty day included customers, local residents and representatives from Cudeca. Gill Steele, one of Cudeca's most dedicated volunteers was selected to receive a makeover and a free pair of glasses as part of this event. Laura Haggis Sottas from Cudeca explained why she was chosen. "Gill is a wonderful help to Cudeca, giving up

a huge amount of her time to assist our patients and to raise money. Without volunteers like Gill the charity could not run, so it's great to be able to show our appreciation through a bit of pampering."

During the event, Gill and all the other visitors were treated to free hair styling and makeup from Beso Salon. The Specsavers staff were on hand to give advice on which style of glasses suited them most and help guests pick out fashionable frames to go with their new look. To complete their makeovers guests were also able to browse the charity clothing rail for a bargain with all proceeds going to Cudeca. Specsavers will be fundraising for Cudeca throughout the year at the store on Avenida Ramon Y Cajal 6 (near the bus station). You can find out more about Specsavers Opticas in Spain at www.specsavers.es or visit www.cudeca.org to find out more about the charity.

Marbella taxi hike NEWS Staff Reporter TAKE a taxi in Marbella and you’ll not be charged by the old fixed tariffs but by new ones calculated on the time of day and distance travelled. Tariff 1 is from 6am- 10pm with tariff 2 operating during night hours, weekends and holidays. There’s a minimum charge of ¤4.40/ ¤5.50; ¤3 or 3.75 euros marks the start of the journey and the cost per kilometre is 91c or ¤1.06.

Residents of the El Chorro zone of Álora received good news last week with the announcement that work is to begin soon on stabilising the land around their homes, which has shifted due to the fluctuating level of the nearby reservoir used by Endesa for hydroelectric production. The land shifts have caused cracks in a dozen homes.

SCHOOL SAFETY Local police in Nerja are visiting the town's schools to educate students on road safety. They say the object is to instil in the children their role as a pedestrian or as an occupant of a vehicle, whether it is car, moped or motorcycle. The head of the local force, Antonio Navas, described such education as "fundamental."

ILLEGAL WORKERS Former Estepona PSOE mayor, David Valadez, wrote last September to Remedios Martel, the regional government's delegate in Málaga alleging 30 members of PP's youth wing worked on archaeological remains from the CHARE hospital site over three months without any contract or medical and safety cover. The PP administration insists the works were supervised by Málaga University and were above board.

NO PARKING

Luggage supplements are 50c for cases and golf clubs, 10c per shopping bag

Two underground car parks planned for Cártama and Estacíon de Cártama have been put on hold indefinitely. The town hall awarded a contract to build and operate the two garages in 2007, but the change in the economic situation made the €6 million project unfeasible for the company, and the contract has been rescinded by mutual agreement.


MARCH 9TH TO 15TH 2012

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Lifestyle SUR in English visits a project in Álora that helps Spanish students with their English exams but that is proving positive for British residents as well

Sharing experiences and making friends

Coin

Under starter’s orders for the Poppy appeal The Coín Branch of the Royal British Legion held a Race Night on Saturday 3rd March. Around 70 people attended this lively event in aid of the Poppy Appeal at JK’s Snooker Matchroom in Coin. After the first race, the race goers were offered a choice of chilli, curry or hotpot by volunteers from the Coin RBL. There were eight

races in all, each sponsored by local businesses including Spanbox One Stop Shop, The Insurance Centre Coin, KFS Kennedy Financial Services and Coin and El Dorado Masonic Lodges. The event was sponsored by Iberdrola and De Cotta Law and Property and raised 1566.80 euros for the RBL Poppy Appeal.

RICKY LEACH An initiative in Álora is bringing together native English speakers with Spanish speaking residents and local students studying for their English exams, as part of an ‘intercambio’ project that encourages those taking part to share their language skills, for their mutual benefit. The weekly sessions began in early February when English speaking residents of Álora were invited to give an hour of their time to help local teenagers prepare for their Trinity language exams by engaging the students in conversations in informal groups in the town’s library. After the first hour Spanish adults take over from the youngsters, giving everyone a chance to swap between English and Spanish conversation as a way of everyone improving their language skills. For British resident Marion, the chance to sit and chat with local people is a great way to improve her Spanish. She adds “I have been here nine years and I speak Spanish better than some but I do think it can be a bit harder to learn as you get older and for me this is also a chance to integrate a little more.” Partnered with Marion last Thursday was Álora resident Beatriz, who spent ten days in the UK over Christmas recently and who says she has an understanding of English grammar but now wants to improve her spoken English.

More than books Also enjoying the language exchange last week were Cynthia and Eduardo. “This has been manna from heaven for me” says Cynthia. “I struggle with Spanish

ODDS ON FAVOURITES. SOME OF THE GENEROUS SPONSORS.

Marbella

Hunting the Gingerbread man EXCHANGE. BEATRIZ FROM ÁLORA TALKS TO LOCAL RESIDENT MARION. R. L. even though I have lots of books about learning the language. This is different though because I am also learning more about the people from Álora and it has been especially interesting to learn more about the students, their aspirations and what life is like for young people today.” For retired teacher Eduardo, the sessions with British residents like Cynthia give him a chance to learn more about British culture and the opportunity

LANGUAGE EXCHANGE

Every Thursday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. F Where: First floor of the municipal library, Avenida de Cervantes, Álora F More information: email biblioteca@alora.es or visit www.alora.es F When:

to get to know more people in the town. After 33 years teaching English in Álora, he says he is hoping that he can now share his knowledge of Spanish with the British residents who are giving time to help local students.

Future prospects Library worker Eloisa Puertollano, coordinator of the language exchange, says that it is vital that the Spanish students learn English for their future work prospects and for travelling. With English, Scottish and American volunteers joining the group, she aims to move students around each week to help them become acquainted with the different accents. “I don’t speak much English myself ” says Eloisa, “But it is great to have a chance to meet so many new people from the town.”

FUN EVENT. SUCCESSFUL DAY.

Fuengirola

A perfect vision for Cudeca Specsavers in Fuengirola held a fun fashion and beauty event in aid of Cudeca. Directors, Judy Borland and Amrik Sappal, matched donations made during the event, raising over 500 euros which will help Cudeca care for patients with Cancer on the Costa del Sol. Gill Steele, one of Cudeca’s most dedicated volunteers received free glasses and a makeover by Beso Salon who did the hair and make-up for the event.

Reception children at Swans International School enjoy bringing their favourite stories to life including The Gingerbread man. But, after a fun baking session, as they prepared to eat the gingerbread biscuits, the Gingerbread man himself came into the classroom and hid the cookies. They only managed to find them again after following his clues all around the school, and they were very tasty!

GOT HIM! BISCUIT HUNTER.


N oticias Specsavers Opticas ofrece formación a su personal para mejorar sus perspectivas profesionales La formación y el desarrollo son importantes para asegurar una progresión óptima a lo largo de una carrera profesional. También son factores de motivación, que fomentan la lealtad de los empleados y permiten que una empresa mantenga el mismo personal durante más tiempo. Por desgracia, pocas empresas toman el tiempo adecuado o invierten el dinero suficiente para apoyar a su personal. Este hecho provoca en muchas ocasiones una falta de motivación y una alta rotación de los trabajadores. Una excepción a esta preocupante tendencia es Specsavers, una cadena de ópticas con más de 1.500 ópticas en diez países. La compañía se está expandiendo ahora en las costas e islas españolas; su primera óptica en Baleares se inauguraba el pasado julio y Benidorm se inauguraba en noviembre. Specsavers Opticas también cuenta con ópticas en Calpe, Jávea y Torrevieja en la Costa Blanca y Fuengirola en la Costa del Sol. Specsavers sabe que su mayor atractivo es su personal, por lo que sus empleados son apoyados y capacitados a lo largo de su carrera. Muchas ópticas también están inscribiendo a su personal en diferentes cursos de formación óptica en Colegios y Universidades para mejorar su cualificación y puedan progresar en la industria. Esta formación capacita a su personal para mejorar sus perspectivas de carrera ya que la experiencia y habilidades en la industria óptica están en demanda. En las ópticas Specsavers en España, ocho miembros del personal han completado el Curso de Asistente Óptico que ofrece una universidad del Reino Unido y dos van a estudiar un curso de tres años de Capacitación para Dispensación Óptica financiado por la compañía. El director de Desarrollo Empresarial, José Ángel Moral-Tajadura explica: “Creemos firmemente en la necesidad de invertir en las personas y ofrecemos cursos regulares de capacitación sobre cómo manejar el negocio, relaciones con los clientes, y el liderazgo, entre otros; el objetivo es asegurar que tanto el gerente de tienda como su personal puedan rendir al máximo de su capacidad y se sientan apoyados.” Oportunidades de empleo en la industria óptica Las habilidades y la experiencia que Specsavers proporciona a su personal ofrecen oportunidades de 18

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promoción y ascenso profesional dentro de la cadena, además de opciones para pasar a otras empresas. Maite Gonzalo, estudiante de tercer año de Óptica y Optometría comenta que “es más fácil encontrar trabajo como óptico si tienes formación, experiencia y hablas varios idiomas. Me voy a graduar el año que viene, pero no estoy preocupada por conseguir trabajo ya que siempre hay demanda para profesionales de la Óptica, particularmente en zonas como Mallorca, donde no se enseña Optometría en la universidad local. “ Louise Stone, directora de Specsavers Opticas de Jávea añade que hay ventajas específicas cuando se trabaja para un grupo con presencia mundial. “El beneficio de unirse a una cadena de ópticas global como Specsavers es que se tiene la oportunidad de ascender e incluso viajar a otros países para trabajar en diferentes tiendas. También hay muchos puestos de trabajo distintos dentro del sector de la Óptica, por lo que hay un montón de opciones para elegir. “ A pesar de la recesión, Specsavers Opticas está proporcionando nuevas oportunidades de empleo y están en busca de empresarios ópticos interesados en abrir nuevas franquicias. Si usted es un profesional de la Óptica cualificado, con su negocio en la costa, o si desea mudarse a esta zona para establecer una óptica, Specsavers quiere saber de usted. Para obtener más información sobre cómo convertirse en socio o trabajador de Specsavers, póngase en contacto con José Ángel Moral-Tajadura por teléfono al 637 237 320, correo electrónico joseangel. moraltajadura@specsavers.com o visite

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ELCHE Market Day: Various markets ■ TOURIST INFO Pl del Parque, 3, 콯 96 665 81 96 email elx@touristinfo. net ■ MUSEUMS 앫Archaeological museum Diagonal del Palau s/n 콯 96 661 53 82 앫 Municipal museum C. de la Vila, 25 콯 96 545 34 64 앫Moorish baths Passeig de les eres Santa Lucia. 콯 96 545 28 87 앫Palaeontology museum Pl de Sant Joan

콯 96 545 88 03 ■ CULTURAL CENTRE L'ESCORXADOR C/Curtidors, 23, 콯 96 665 82 30 www.centrelescorxador.com ■ IFA Institución Ferial Alicantina (Alicante Exhibition Centre) www.feria-alicante.com 콯 96 665 76 00. Exit 72 on Alicante-Murcia motorway. ■ WHAT'S ON 앫 February 11: Mónica Naranjo. 앫 March 10: Russian State Ballet performance of Swan Lake. 앫 La Boheme.

앫 March 18: Luis Eduardo Aute. 앫 April 27: Musical production Beatles, the Legend 앫 April 28: Raphael. 앫 May 6: Queen Symphonic Rhapsody 앫 May 26: David Bustamante. All the above events take place at El Gran Teatro Tickets are available from the theatre box office which is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-13.00 and 17.00-20.00 and one hour before the event. The theatre is situated at Passatge Teatre Kursaal, 3, Elche.

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앫 Traditional market gardens surrounding the town

Market Day: Monday ■ TOWN HALL 콯 96 679 23 01 ■ CULTURE CENTRE 콯 96 572 65 15 ■ PLACES OF INTEREST 앫 Water Windmill in the Paraje del Molino 앫 La Purisima Church in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento 앫 San Roque Hermitage in the Paraje del Molino 앫 Monolith situated next to the church and town hall.

GUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA Market Day: Wednesday ■ TOURIST INFO Pl la Constitución, 7 96 572 44 88 guardamar@touristinfo.net www.guardamar.net ■ CASA DE CULTURA C/Colón 60 콯 96 572 86 10. Oct 7: Virgen del Rosario ■ MUSEUMS 앫 Guardamar Archaeological

Museum 앫 Museum of Ingeniero Miro ■ PLACES OF INTEREST 앫 Guardamar castle 앫 Dama de Guardamar

HONDÓN DE LAS NIEVES Market Day: Saturday ■ TOWN HALL Plaza De La Villa, 1 콯 96 548 02 01 ■ PLACES OF INTEREST 앫 Paraje de la Cruz 앫 Area de la Cuesta

Learning to spot glaucoma STAFF from Torrevieja town hall joined a crowd of over 50 people last week in seminars on how to spot the signs of glaucoma and cataracts. The seminars were given by professional opticians from Specsavers Opticas in Torrevieja to mark Glaucoma Awareness Month. Rosario Martínez from the department for foreigners, Agustina Esteve from the department of commerce and Graham Knight director of the international residents' office attended the event to support for this important cause. As part of the event they all had their eyes tested and Graham Knight received a pair of glasses to thank them for their participation. Specsavers Opticas has been collecting second hand glasses to be sent to people in the Third World through charity The Lions Club. This week they collected 1,000 pairs of glasses which were presented to Iain Bennett, president of Torrevieja Costa Lions Club as part of their Glaucoma Awareness event. Specsavers Torrevieja will be a drop off point for donations of unwanted glasses throughout the year.

ABOUT GLAUCOMA Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness around the world. Awareness of this condition is crucial, as experts estimate that of the 60 million people who have glaucoma, half of them don't know they have it and could suffer from permanent vision loss as a result. The best way to ensure that glaucoma is identified early is to have a regular comprehensive eye test which examines both the pressure of the eye and the nerve at the back of the eye. However if you notice loss of peripheral vision, blurred vision or haloes around lights you should go and get an eye test as soon as possible. The highest risk groups are the over 40s and those with glaucoma in the family, so these groups should have annual eye tests to ensure glaucoma is caught early. To book an eye test to check for signs of glaucoma call 96 692 72 49 or visit the Specsavers Opticas Torrevieja, Avenida Rosa Mazon Valero (Opposite Habaneras Shopping Centre).

Tribute to Buddy Holly JIM DEVLIN considers that he is a relic of the 60s. That is because he has spent 50 fabulous years playing guitar and singing with various groups and as a solo artist. A native of Warrington, he spent many years with his group, touring with The Grumbleweeds and Little and Large. In his own words: "All the musical greats." On a more musical note his band also toured with the Original Crickets and The Hollies. He retired from music in the UK in 2003, but got bitten by the bug again when he retired to Spain in 2011 . Jim describes his music now as a fusion of all of his influences from Elvis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, The Eagles, Dire

Straits, Van Morrison and Chris Rea. Jim is also a lover of American line dance music. His current live shows feature guitar and vocals. In his own self deprecating way Jim says that he is 'either unique or obsolete, depending on your point of view'. To make a clear judgement he invites everybody along to his Friday night residency at Campbells Irish Bar, Roda Village, Los Alcázares. This Friday, Jim will be performing a tribute to one of his heroes, Buddy Holly who died in a plane crash 53 years ago on this date, February 3. bwright@cbnews.es One of the well attended seminars given by Specsaver opticians

Hidden Spain in photographs

An iconic image by Cristina Garcia Rodero

By Barry Wright AN EXHIBITION by one of Spain's most celebrated photographers Cristina Garcia Rodero entitled España oculta (Hidden Spain) will be at the Museo Regional de Arte Moderno, Plaza de la Merced, Cartagena until March 18. The exhibition features photographs taken during tours of Spain between 1975 and 1988. The images are said to have great documentary, anthropological and artistic value both for their qualities and visual properties. García Rodero had a completely original approach to Spain and human beings at a time when 'the deep unknown Spain' was beginning to disappear. Cristina Garcia Rodero sums up this creative and inspirational period of time in her life with this powerful statement: "I tried to photograph the mysterious, true and magical soul of popular Spain in all its

passion, love, humour, tenderness, rage, pain, in all its truth; and the fullest and most intense moments in the lives of these characters as simple as they are irresistible, with all their inner strength, as a personal challenge that gave me strength and understanding and in which I invested all my heart." After reading the above, it comes as no surprise that the exhibition has been described as 'constituting an exceptional testimony of tradition, culture, religion, economy and everyday life of the Spain of this time.' The project culminated in her book 'España Oculta' which was published in 1989, and subsequently won the 'Book of the Year Award' at the Arles Festival of Photography. The exhibition opening times are Tuesday to Saturday: 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-20.00, Sundays and bank holidays: 11.00-14.00. Closed Mondays


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Consulate holds Open Days The British consular team will be visiting Ontinyent and Caudete on Thursday February 9 to hold two open days, the first of their kind to be held in these towns. Following the publication of the new padrón statistics last week, it's clear that many British people are still choosing to come to Spain to live. That's why in 2012, the Consulate wants to make sure it gets out into the community to ensure that British residents know which sources are available here in Spain to get help, support and information. British Consul Paul Rodwell said he was looking forward to visiting these two towns adding, "The secret of making a success of life in

Spain is to link into the services offered by your town hall and community. We encourage residents to make the Spanish authorities the first point of call if there are any local issues and to ensure that they are properly registered. "My colleagues and I will be visiting to get a better idea of the issues local residents face and will be providing them with information about living in Spain, all of which is on ukinspain.fco.gov.uk website." The two events will consist of a talk given by the Consul around consular services and living in Spain, followed by a presentation from the Pension, Benefit and Healthcare Team who will explain their role and advise who British nationals

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should contact when they have questions about their pensions, what benefits they can apply for and how to register for healthcare in Spain. Details of the events Caudete: Sala de Reuniones, Centro de Formación y Empleo, C/ San Jaime, s/n (in front of bullring). Doors open 9.30am, presentation begins at 10am.

Ontinyent: Palau de la Vila, Plaza San Roque, 2, Ontinyent. Doors open 12 noon, presentation begins 12.30pm. Anyone wishing to attend either of the events should register for a place through the British Consulate website www.ukinspain.fco.gov.uk. Those who do not have access to the internet can register by calling 902 109 356.

José Riera, the consumer councillor of Torrevieja, has announced that the local OMIC (consumers' office) has launched a new system whereby residents can find instructions on how to make a complaint. Previously, those with a complaint had to call at the office in the town hall branch of La Mata but now the process is available via the internet. The OMIC website also gives important information about consumer rights, warnings and general information. The website can be found on the Torrevieja town hall site - www.torrevieja.es - and the OMIC office can also be contacted by email on con José Riera sumo.omic@torrevieja.eu

Learning to spot glaucoma Student grants given out

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Raising awareness through information

Torrevieja town hall members joined a crowd of over 50 people last week in seminars on how to spot the signs of glaucoma and cataracts. The seminars were given by professional opticians from Specsavers Opticas in Torrevieja to mark Glaucoma Awareness Month. Rosario Martínez from the Department for Foreigners, Agustina Esteve from the Department of Commerce and Graham Knight Director of the International Residents Office at the Torrevieja Town Hall attended the event to show their support for this important cause. As part of the event they all had their eyes tested and Graham Knight received a pair of glasses to thank them for their participation. Specsavers Opticas has been collecting second hand glasses to be sent to people in the Third World through charity The Lions Club. This week they collected 1,000 pairs of glasses which were presented to Iain Bennett, President of Torrevieja Costa Lions Club as part of their Glaucoma Awareness event. Specsavers Torrevieja will be a drop off point for donations of

unwanted glasses throughout the year. About Glaucoma Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness around the world. Awareness of this condition is crucial, as experts estimate that of the 60 million people who have glaucoma, half of them don't know they have it and could suffer from permanent vision loss as a result. The best way to ensure that glaucoma is identified early is to have a regular comprehensive eye test which examines both the pressure of the eye and the nerve at the back of the eye. However if you notice loss of peripheral vision, blurred vision or haloes around lights you should go and get an eye test as soon as possible. The highest risk groups are the over 40s and those with glaucoma in the family, so these groups should have annual eye tests to ensure glaucoma is caught early. To book an eye test to check for signs of glaucoma call 966 927 249 or visit the Specsavers Opticas Torrevieja, Avenida Rosa Mazon Valero (Opposite Habaneras Shopping Centre).

The mayor of Torrevieja has handed out a total of 306,107€ in student grants this week. Mayor Eduardo Dolón emphasised how important the 490 grants will be to local families, many of whom are feeling the pinch in the recession.

Each grant given by the town hall was between 300 and 390€, depending on the studies. The students who received the grants are studying for university degrees and diplomas, or at the EOI official language school or music and dance conservatories.

Well-oiled at the bins San Fulgencio's environment council is carrying out a recycling campaign and has this week installed six containers for the disposal of cooking oil. The special orange-coloured containers have been placed at Calle Miguel Hernández, Avda San Isidro, Calle Amsterdam, Plaza Sierra Castilla, Avda del Convenio and Justo Antonio Quesada and complimentary funnels are also available from the environmental offices. Residents are being encouraged to pour their used cooking oil into plastic bottles before depositing them in the bins. The recycled oil will be used to make biodiesel fuel.

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TRY BODY BRUSHING... There’s nothing more effective than body brushing to get rid of old, dry skin cells and boost circulation, but for best results it pays to know how to do it like a professional. Noella Gabriel, director of product development at Elemis, suggests lightly brushing your body before stepping into the bath. ‘Begin at the soles of your feet, then work up the front and back of the legs in an upward direction towards the heart,’ she says. ‘Move on to the arms, including the tummy and back. Do not brush over the face and chest but finish on the neck and scalp.’

THE DOUBLE CLEANSE... Celebrity facialist Sarah Chapman, whose clients include Queen Rania of Jordan and actress Naomi Watts, says a great trick for brighter, clearer skin is to massage and apply your cleanser in the bath, over a sink full of hot water, or in a steamy shower. ‘Allowing the heat of the steam to open up pores makes a really deep clean,’ she explains.

GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP The body’s immune system can be weakened if you’re sleep-deprived, but the right essential oils can make a huge difference to your general wellbeing and sleeping pattern. Try burning essential oils at home, in an oil burner or with scented candles. Karen Bevan Brown, trainer at The Sanctuary, recommends ylang ylang, patchouli and frankincense as the key essential oils to burn to help you relax and get a better night’s sleep.

‘A deep double cleanse like this, especially after a heavy night, helps to remove all your make-up and grime, allowing skin to fully breathe. Also, be sure to exfoliate twice a week to prevent dull, lifeless skin, which often occurs at this time of year.’

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Torrevieja Town Hall to turn out to support eye health seminars Representatives from Torrevieja Town Hall will be attending Specsavers Opticas’ free eye health seminars on 26th January and showing their support for this important initiative. These seminars mark Glaucoma Awareness Month and will educate the community on how to spot the signs of glaucoma and cataracts and how to care for their eyes. Rosario Martínez, from the Department for Foreigners and Youth, Agustina Esteve, from the Department of Commerce and Graham Knight, Director of the International Residents Office at the Torrevieja Town Hall will all be attending the seminar. Iain Bennett, president of Torrevieja Costa Lions Club will also be in attendance. As part of their ongoing support of The Lions Club, Specsavers will be presenting him with their collection of second hand glasses for people in the Third World. Store Director Colin Evans explains why they have decided to hold these seminars. “We believe that prevention is better than cure when it comes to eye health and this is certainly the case with glaucoma. If

glaucoma is identified early it can be treated via eye drops, but as vision loss occurs gradually, it is often only recognised at an advanced stage. Unfortunately vision loss from glaucoma cannot be recovered, so it’s vital that it is identified early. We hope by providing these free seminars during Glaucoma Month we can help people spot the signs of glaucoma and cataracts and get treatment before their vision is impaired and we’re delighted that the Torrevieja Town Hall and The Lions Club are offering their support for this important cause. ” The free seminars will be held in Specsavers Opticas Torrevieja, Avenida Rosa Mazon Valero (Opposite Habaneras Shopping Centre) on 26th January at 11.00 in English and at 18.00 in Spanish. They will be presented by their professional opticians and cover the early detection of glaucoma and cataracts and general eye health issues. Call 966 927 249 to reserve your place.


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REPRESENTATIVES FROM Torrevieja Town Hall are to attend Specsavers Opticas’ free eye health seminars on 26th January to show their support for this important initiative. These seminars mark Glaucoma Awareness Month and will educate the community on how to spot the signs of glaucoma and cataracts and how to care for their eyes. Rosario Martínez, from the Department for Foreigners and Youth; Agustina Esteve, from the Department of Commerce; and Graham Knight, Director of the International Residents Office at the Torrevieja Town Hall will all be attending the seminar. Iain Bennett, president of Torrevieja Costa Lions Club, will also be in attendance. As part of their ongoing support of The Lions Club, Specsavers will be presenting him with their collection of second hand glasses for people in the Third World. Store Director Colin Evans explains why they have decided to hold these seminars: “We believe that prevention is better than cure when it comes to eye health and this is certainly the case with glaucoma. If glaucoma is identified early it can be treated via eye drops, but as vision loss occurs gradually, it is often only recognised at an advanced stage. Unfortunately vision loss from glaucoma cannot be recovered, so it’s vital that it is identified early. We hope by providing these free seminars during Glaucoma Month we can help people spot the signs of glaucoma and cataracts and get treatment before their vision is impaired and we’re delighted that the Torrevieja Town Hall and The Lions Club are offering their support for this important cause. ” The free seminars will be held in Specsavers Opticas Torrevieja, Avenida Rosa Mazon Valero (Opposite Habaneras Shopping Centre) on 26th January at 11am in English and at 6pm in Spanish. They will be presented by their professional opticians and cover the early detection of glaucoma and cataracts and general eye health issues: call 96 692 7249 to reserve your place. By Patricia Thompson I AM the type of person that makes every excuse possible to get out of exercising so when I was invited by Paul from Shape & Tone in Los Alcázares to experience a trial on their state of the art Pilates toning tables, to say I was reluctant is an understatement. However, under the expert guidance of Paul I soon realised that using the whole experience was actually - dare I say – enjoyable! What I had not appreciated was that the toning tables incorporate Pilates which is great for everyone whether you are young or old and especially beneficial for people recovering from injury, with have limited mobility or someone like myself who is basically out of condition and doesn’t like the gym. As well as toning your body, a regular program will increase flexibility and mobility and can help improve blood circulation to name just a few benefits. And all this is done in a very relaxed and friendly environment. So if you want to improve your shape and tone up in 2012 then give Shape & Tone a call on 661 002 648 and they will be happy to arrange for a free trial.


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Costa Blanca opticians OPTICAL CHAIN Specsavers Opticas has announced that each of its four Costa Blanca stores have formed on-going partnerships with local charities to raise funds and awareness and support their campaigns over the next year. Specsavers Opticas’ Jávea and Calpe stores are supporting Caritas, a charity working on behalf of needy families and individuals without the basic necessities of life, such as food, clothing and shelter. Specsavers Opticas’ Benidorm store is supporting The Friends of the Children of EMAÚS, a voluntary group based in the Northern Costa Blanca raising muchneeded funds for the children in the EMAÚS children’s shelters. Specsavers Opticas’ Torrevieja store is supporting The Torrevieja Costa Lions Club, helping local Spanish charities and best known for fighting blindness by sending muchneeded supplies such as eyeglasses to third

world countries. Iain Bennett, President of the Torrevieja Costa Lions Club commented “Specsavers is the main company in Torrevieja supporting our charity and over the last three years they have donated more than 5,000 pairs of spectacles to people in need in third world countries. There is always a shortage of glasses in these countries that have no medical support, so Specsavers’ donations are absolutely vital.” Specsavers Opticas’ business development manager José Ángel Moral-Tajadura explained that charity support is a key element of Specsavers’ philosophy across the globe , “Our stores are run by opticians who care deeply about the health of their communities, and we are committed to supporting charities that provide tangible, hands-on support to people in need.” To find your nearest store, visit www.specsavers.es.

Hypnotension not Hypertension While blood pressure is absolutely vital to life, high blood pressure (hypertension) can be a serious threat to it. Today, one in three adults in the UK is affected by high blood pressure and half of those people are unaware of it. Over 90% of these cases have no clear medical cause, which means doctors can only work to manage the symptoms, rather than addressing the underlying issue(s). High blood pressure can affect anyone at any age, so regular medical check-ups are important. A new programme called The Hypnotension™ programme can help over 90% of people diagnosed with hypertension to get it under control and even significantly reduce it, and Mark Phoenix Murphy Adv. Dhp MIAPH MNRAH, has successfully completed the specialist course to be able to offer The Hypnotension™ programme here on the Costas. Having himself previously suffered from dangerously high blood pressure due to heart problems discovered as a child, Mark decided specifically to try to help the sufferers of hypertension and he now offers the programme which uses proven cognitive techniques and

Iain Bennett delivers glasses to Antonio Mendez (far right)

behavioral coaching to help the patient tackle the most common lifestyle factors which cause high blood pressure. Pleasingly even a small reduction can slash the odds of dying from a stroke or heart disease. Paul Howard, spokesman for The Hypnotension™ programme said, “Hypnotension works by tackling the lifestyle factors that maintain high blood pressure. Doctors and the NHS in the UK simply do not have the resources to tackle them effectively.” The Hypnotension™ programme tackles the lifestyle factors that are known to cause and maintain high blood pressure. The benefits of using the Hypnotension™ programme are huge. Think about this… even if in worst case you only managed a reduction of 2.5/1.4mmHg, by using the Hypnotension™ programme, it would still slash your risk of dying from a stroke by 12-14% and heart disease by 9-10%. There are some serious side effects of using the Hypnotension™ programme too - like losing weight, feeling more relaxed, eating healthily, getting rid of guilt and enjoying your life more. For further information please contact Mark directly on 654 202 996 or visit his website at www.HypnoSpain.com


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Will Dottie get her King? In Jack and the Beanstalk, which plays the Careline Theatre in Alcalalí from Wednesday January 11 to Sunday January 15, poor Dottie Trot has lost her cow and is about to lose her brave, handsome son, Jack. The cow got sold for what turned out to be a bag of beans and Jack is so smitten with the lovely Jill that wedding bells can't be far away. Small wonder, then, that the canny dame is on the lookout for a man to make her own. Not just any man you understand. Dottie has set her heart on no less a personage than His Majesty King Maurice of the Land of Merrydale. From your seat in the stalls you are likely to enjoy this possible romance hugely. Dame Trot is played by Andy Headford, a very experienced player of pantomime dames. In his milking garb you would be forgiven for thinking Dottie is just a little past her sell-by date, but when Andy dresses for king hunting he dresses to kill. To say his Dame Trot becomes really seductive and very, very glamorous is a complete understatement. Who could resist such a dame when she starts to coo, "Maurice! Maurice! Oh there you are Cherie" and "Remember the soft lights, the

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Samaritans sing carols at Iceland Last Saturday December 17, Samaritan volunteers and friends entertained shoppers with a collection of Christmas carols and popular songs at Iceland, Avenida Valanciana, Torrevieja. Shoppers of every nationality joined in the singing and some even took to dancing along with the music, adding to the Christmas atmosphere. The singing continued for five hours and Samaritans were very pleased to report they collected 200€ for their charity. Samaritans operate an emotional support helpline and wish to advise that their helpline is operational throughout the holidays from 8pm until

midnight and every evening 365 days of the year, phone: 902 883 535. Following three very successful years operating in Spain, Samaritans would like to thank all their volunteers,

friends, sponsors and supporters for making it possible through their continued support for the charity. Wishing all a very happy, peaceful holiday and a successful 2012.

The very amorous Dame Dottie Trot and His Majesty King Maurice

sweet music?" Maybe Maurice. Is King Maurice, played by Alan Gill, the sort of royal to fall for the flattery of a flickering old flame? Such is the stuff of traditional pantomime and Marian Carter's production of Jack and the Beanstalk provides an abundance of traditional pantomime fun, but Marian manages to combine it with the razzle-dazzle of a good musical. A combination that makes a truly fabulous show. All the income of the opening night seat sales will be donated to Cancer Care Jávea to

help with their funding of the new cancer research laboratory at Denia Hospital, Xara. Seats for the five evening performances are 12€ for adults and 6€ for children of 10 and under. Curtain-up is at 20.00. The adult ticket price for the Saturday and Sunday matinees, curtain-up at 15.00, is 10€. A discount of 10% is available to party bookings of 10 and over adults for the evening performances. Ring 965 790 129 (Opening night only) or 652 294 750 to make your reservations. You would be crackers to miss it. www.carelinetheatre.com - Advertorial -

Local Spanish charities to get a year-long boost from Costa Blanca opticians In a major boost to local charities, optical chain Specsavers Opticas have announced that each of their four Costa Blanca stores have formed ongoing partnerships with local charities. For the next 12 months, the stores will raise funds for these charities, support their campaigns and help them raise awareness. 앫 Specsavers Opticas' Jávea and Calpe stores are supporting Caritas - Caritas is a charity working on behalf of needy families and individuals, who for whatever reason find themselves without the basic necessities of life, such as food, clothing and shelter. 앫 Specsavers Opticas' Benidorm store is supporting The Friends of the Children of EMAÚS - The Friends of the Children of EMAÚS are a completely voluntary group of individuals, based in the Northern Costa Blanca, whose purpose is to raise much-needed funds for the children in the EMAÚS children's shelters. 앫 Specsavers Opticas' Torrevieja store is supporting The Torrevieja Costa Lions Club - The Costa Lions Club is best known for fighting blindness. It helps local Spanish residents in need, and also sends muchneeded supplies such as eyeglasses to third world

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countries. The support that Specsavers Opticas can provide these charities is really important to them. Iain Bennett, President of the Torrevieja Costa Lions Club commented "Specsavers is the main company in Torrevieja supporting our charity and over the last three years they have donated over 5,000 pairs of spectacles to go to people in need in third world countries. There is always a shortage of glasses in these countries as they have no medical support, so Specsavers' donations are absolutely vital to people with poor vision." Specsavers Opticas' business development manager José Ángel Moral-Taja-

dura explained that charity support is a key element of Specsavers' philosophy across the globe, "Our stores are run by opticians who care deeply about the health of their communities, and we are committed to supporting charities that provide tangible, hands-on support to people in need." To find out more about how your local Specsavers is supporting charities and to take part in their fundraising efforts visit one of the four stores on the Costa Blanca. To find your nearest store, visit www.specsavers.es

Iain Bennett (left), president of Torrevieja Costa Lions Club delivers glasses donated by Specsavers Opticas to Antonio Mendez (far right) for distribution to those in need.

Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers Walk schedules Saturday December 24 a) Serrella Castle. A moderately strenuous walk, over some rough terrain. 12 kms, 5 hours duration, 500m ascent. No dogs. Further details tel: Peter 669 873 159. b) Bernia East Ridge and Summit. A moderately strenuous walk, over some rough terrain, with some scrambling. For experienced mountain walkers. Impressive views! 12 kms, 51/2 hours duration,

550m ascent. No dogs. Further details tel: Peter 620 315 797. Wednesday December 28 Abdet Circuit. A strenuous walk over some rough terrain. 16 kms, 6 hours duration, 650m ascent. No dogs. Further details tel: Kees 699 162 028. Walks depart promptly at 10am unless otherwise noted. Boots and adequate drinking water required. First aid kit recommended, as well as pro-

tection against sun and wind. Walkers participate at their own risk. Whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the time stated for each walk will always depend on the fitness and ability of the walkers and also the weather and passage conditions on the day of the walk. The rules and guidelines for walking are given on our website, see http://www. cbmwalkers.org


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COSTA NEWS, November 25-December 1, 2011

ALCALALÍ Market Day Alfaz: Friday ■ TOURIST INFO C/ de Alicante, 1 (Jalón) 콯 966 481 017 ■ Palma Concerts www.palmaconcerts.webs.com Call Jan 콯 966 480 594 / 686 508 634 for more information. Tickets 20€ on the night or 18€ in advance from the following points of sale: Ingrid's Delikatessen (Denia indoor market) Quicksave (both in Jávea), Cornish Pride (Moraira), Bookshop Europa (Calpe), Cosas Nobles (Altea), La Risa (Jalón), The Corner Shop (Orba) or see www.palmaconcerts.webs.com ■ WORKSHOPS Yoga classes Monday and Thursday at 10.00 at the Centro Cívico y Social Tai-Chi course on Friday, 09.30-12.00

ALCOY Market Day: Wed & Sat ■ TOURIST INFO C/ Sant Lorenç, 2. 콯 96 553 71 55 alcoi@touristinfo.net ■ CULTURAL CENTRE Avda Pais Valencia 1 콯 96 553 71 42 Mon-Fri from 17.30-20.30 - Sat - 10.30-13.30 centrecultural@alcoi.org

■ PERMANENT EXHIBITION Archaeological Museum, Placeta del Carbo.Mon to Fri 09.00-14.00.Free admission. Fiesta Museum Calle San Miquel, 60-62. Tues-Fri 11.00-13.00 & 17.3019.30. Bank holidays, Sat & Sun 10.30-13.30 ■ SALESIANOS THEATRE Pl Mossén Josep, 1. 콯 96 554 09 87 ■ TEATRO CALDERÓN Pl España, 14 .콯 96 554 94 03 www.teatrocalderón.com

ALFAZ DEL PI/ALBIR Market Day Alfaz: Friday Market Day Albir: Sunday RASTRO: Every Sat & Sun at Don Quijote. For more info please call 900 111 909 ■ CASA DE CULTURA Plaza Juan Carlos I, S/N. 콯 96 588 9423 or 96 588 9424. www..lalfas.com/cultura cultura.lalfas@telefonica.net Dec 10-11: Christmas Fair At the old school (Escuelas viejas) from 11 to 21.300. Local businesses, gastronomy and leisurefor all. Saturday, Dec 10 From 11.00 - 14.00: Children's workshops with Pekes Miriam. From 15.30 - 16.30: Christmas

decorations workshop by Grupo Center Garden Navarro. From 16:30 - 17:00: Dutch Choir. From 17.00 - 17.40: Children's theatre play. From 18.00 - 18.40: Hot chocolate for all children. From 19.00 - 20.00: Children's music show "Musica i ball mos fa grans" by Heizel dancing school and Alfas Choir. Sunday, Dec 11 From 12.00 - 14.00: Christmas cooking workshop for children by 'Tierra de Niños" From 15.30 - 16.30: Christmas decorations workshop by Grupo Center Garden Navarro From 16.00 - 16.40: Norwegian School Choir will perform and there will be a Christmas theatre play. The Norwegian Church will accompany them with Season's songs. From 17.00 - 17.40: Children's afternoon snack offered From 17.00 - 18.00: Music show by Aaron Colston and Heizel dancing school. For more info please visit www.ferialalfas.com or contact info@mondecom.es 콯 635.513.104 AUDITORIO ■ CIJ (Centro Info Juvenil) C/ Cami de la Mar. Casa de Cultura.콯 96 588 7435. info@lalfasjove.com

www.lalfasjove.com ■ CINEMA Subtitled original version films Thursdays at 20.00 at the Auditorio. Donation: 2€ FRENCH FILMS (OV) ■ TOURIST INFO C/Federico Garcia Llorca 11 (next to Town Hall) 콯 96 588 89 05 alfasdelpi@touristinfo.net ■ TOURIST INFO ALBIR Avda Oscar Esplá 1 Open Tues - Fri from 10.0014.00 콯 96 686 70 23 or 콯 655 875 482 alfasplaya@touristinfo.net ■ MUSEO 'VILLA ROMANA DEL ALBIR 콯 96 588 94 23 or 96 588 9424 museovillaromana@alfas.com Open Sat, Sun & holidays: 10.00-12.00 Tues to Sat: 10-12.00 & 18 -21.00 ■ MUSEO DELSO. Sculptures and murals C/Topazi, 12, Colonia Escandinavia. Open Tues-Sat 10-13.00. 콯 96 588 95 17. ■ FUNDACIÓN FRAX Cultural exhibition centre.

Paseo de las Estrellas, 3 Albir 콯 966 86 40 40 www.fundacionfrax.org fundacion@fundacionfrax.org Open Tues-Fri from 10.00-19.00 & Sat, Sun and Bank holidays 10.00-14.00. Mondays closed. Until Jan 15, 2012: 'Mas allá de la poética del dibujo' By Pepe Azorín at Sala Pedro Delso. Until Feb 2012: 'Caminos libres, situaciones privadas' by Moise´s Gil (also exterior exhibition) ■ RESTAURANT HeartBreak Albir www.hbhspain.com 콯 96 584 40 60. Jazz Night Live jazz every Thursday at 22.00. Free admission. Reservations recommended for dinners. Soul Night: Sea Club resident group playing live every Friday at 23.00. Reservations recommended for dinners. ■ SCULPTURE PARK GARDENS Cami del Pinar, 23. Carboneras 콯 96 686 02 30

www.klein-schreuder.com Until Jan 6, 2012: Jorge Castro 'Tribute in Memoriam' exhibition. ■ FORUM MARE NOSTUM Camí del Pinxo, 2. 콯 96 687 84 00 info@forum-marenostrum. com ■ CASA SJENGARDEN CULTURAL Calle Sierra Nevada, 6. El Cautivador.콯96 686 05 22 chris@sjengarden.nl or visit website: fredywubben.nl ■ ANNEKE RESIDENCE C/Riu Castells, 3 콯 96 681 40 34 Sun-Sat from 10.00-18.00 ■ LA COSTA CULTURAL LCC Newsletter or excursions 콯 96 686 0735 or email: pdawson802t@cv.gva.es. NORDIC WALKING www.nordicwalkingcv.com 655 87 97 11 or 606 213 074 Bernd at the Polideportivo in Alfaz 96 588 96 01 Bring good walking shoes, warm mountain clothes, some fruit, water and snacks.

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New Benidorm Specsavers Opticas

hold EMAUS charity raffle on Open Day 1st Dec To celebrate the opening of a brand new Specsavers Opticas store in Benidorm, there will be a fun open day which will raise money for children’s charity EMAUS. This exciting event will be held in store at Calle de Gambó 2 on 1st December from 10am to 8pm. An important part of this event is the charity raffle in aid of EMAUS, a fantastic charity which provides homes to children in need. Tickets will be sold at the store throughout the day and Directors Phil Morgan and Jorge Martinez de Lizarduy Araico hope that visitors will enjoy the event and give generously. “EMAUS is a very important charity running nine children’s centres, training for teenagers, counselling for families with problematic children and a shelter for battered wives. They are always looking for funds to keep these shelters open so we hope our charity raffle will be able to help them continue with this excellent work. There will be a number of prizes including 300€ worth of eye wear from Specsavers and the draw will take place at 19.30. Please come along and enjoy the event and help needy children on the Costa Blanca.” This Open Day will also feature a packed schedule

of activities including performances from popular local band Vandetta, delicious refreshments and kids’ entertainer Buster the clown performing from 5-7 pm. At the event, guests can book free eye tests, which will be offered until the end of this year. Specsavers look forward to welcoming you to this free event. For information on the event call 965 859 577. About Specsavers Specsavers is a family-run global brand of opticians with more than 1,500 stores operating in ten countries, offering customers professional eye care combined with clear, affordable prices. There are five Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca, in Fuengirola, Calpe, Jávea, Benidorm and Torrevieja and one in Santa Ponça,

Mallorca. Specsavers’ value-formoney formula and trustworthy reputation (the company has been voted the U.K’s Most Trusted Optician for 9 years in a row) has been especially welcome in tough economic times. It was founded by husband-andwife opticians Doug and Mary Perkins in 1984, and remains at its core a family-run business today. The Perkins’ vision is “to passionately provide best value eye care to everyone, simply, clearly and consistently, exceeding customer expectations every time”. The company has grown into the world’s largest privately-owned optical group with an annual turnover of more than a billion Euros. For more information visit www.specsavers.es


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ITV Orihuela RFC On Saturday November 25 ITV Orihuela RFC played away to local rivals Torrevieja. After a delay in the kick off the game started and was soon played under floodlights. ITV Orihuela started at a fast pace against the more experienced Torry forwards and Orihuela's defence repelled everything that Torry could throw at them. At the end of the first half, the score was 13-11 to Orihuela. In the second half ITV Orihuela RFC continued to dominate the scrum, but the lineouts were fairly even with Orihuela having two brand new jumpers in their first game. The final score gave ITV Orihuela victory by 18-14, a

great result for Orihuela who had quite a few players missing through injury. Our next game for the seniors is against UCAM Murcia on December 17 at home. The club trains on Tuesday and Thursday at the Miguel

La Vila Rugby Club

Fairplay Darts

Hernandez University, juniors at 6.15pm, juveniles and seniors at 8.30pm. New players are welcome no matter of what age or skill level you are. Info Garry 692 767 242, (juniors contact Oscar 600 871 606 (Spanish).

November 30, 2011

Club de Golf Ifach

Division 2, week 10: Pablo´s Diablo´s 8-2 Belushi; Concierto 6-4 Horacio B; Liberty´s 4-6 Pablo´s; Horacio A 6-4 Welcome Inn. League table: 75 Pablo´s Diablo´s; 58 Liberty´s 54 Pablo´s; 52 Concierto; 50 Horacio A; 45 Belushi; 43 Horacio B; 23 Welcome Inn. Postponed game result from week 8 Horacio A 8 - 2 Belushi Division 1, week 9: The Park 2-8 Whispers; Breakaways 10-0 Evolutions; Los Toros 9-1 Havana; Molino Moles 7-3 Moores. Well Done to Del Lister (Breakaways) for his 1st 180. League Table: Breakaways 63; Los Toros 61; Whispers 61; Molino Moles 59; Moores Bar 47; Havana 40; The Park 19; Evolutions 10

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On Sunday November 27, 32 gents competed for the Michael Hardman Trophy, a Foursome Stableford organised by Alan Neish, Competition and Handicap Secretary. Despite the blustery, damp conditions everyone completed the 18 holes and the winning pair with 37 points was Norman Bain and Jurgen Bangemann. Second place went to Roger Coates and Brian Eastham with 36 and third place on countback, also with 36, went to John Bailey and Robin Woods.

Bowling Club news on Page 17

FC San Fulgencio

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New Benidorm Specsavers Opticas

hold EMAUS charity raffle on Open Day 1st Dec To celebrate the opening of a brand new Specsavers Opticas store in Benidorm, there will be a fun open day which will raise money for children’s charity EMAUS. This exciting event will be held in store at Calle de Gambó 2 on 1st December from 10am to 8pm. An important part of this event is the charity raffle in aid of EMAUS, a fantastic charity which provides homes to children in need. Tickets will be sold at the store throughout the day and Directors Phil Morgan and Jorge Martinez de Lizarduy Araico hope that visitors will enjoy the event and give generously. “EMAUS is a very important charity running nine children’s centres, training for teenagers, counselling for families with problematic children and a shelter for battered wives. They are always looking for funds to keep these shelters open so we hope our charity raffle will be able to help them continue with this excellent work. There will be a number of prizes including 300€ worth of eye wear from Specsavers and the draw will take place at 19.30. Please come along and enjoy the event and help needy children on the Costa Blanca.” This Open Day will also feature a packed schedule

of activities including performances from popular local band Vandetta, delicious refreshments and kids’ entertainer Buster the clown performing from 5-7 pm. At the event, guests can book free eye tests, which will be offered until the end of this year. Specsavers look forward to welcoming you to this free event. For information on the event call 965 859 577. About Specsavers Specsavers is a family-run global brand of opticians with more than 1,500 stores operating in ten countries, offering customers professional eye care combined with clear, affordable prices. There are five Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca, in Fuengirola, Calpe, Jávea, Benidorm and Torrevieja and one in Santa Ponça,

Mallorca. Specsavers’ value-formoney formula and trustworthy reputation (the company has been voted the U.K’s Most Trusted Optician for 9 years in a row) has been especially welcome in tough economic times. It was founded by husband-andwife opticians Doug and Mary Perkins in 1984, and remains at its core a family-run business today. The Perkins’ vision is “to passionately provide best value eye care to everyone, simply, clearly and consistently, exceeding customer expectations every time”. The company has grown into the world’s largest privately-owned optical group with an annual turnover of more than a billion Euros. For more information visit www.specsavers.es

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25 NOV - 01 DEC 2011

The importance of continuity of care by

Amanda Collins Dip HE

Family Medical Centre, Albir

FOLLOWING THE closure of The English Medical Clinic in Albir, long standing patient Mr. Howard Benedict felt somewhat bereft, having been used to the luxury of medical care, delivered in English. With no other English clinic in the area that he knew of, and with Mr. Benedict having a SIP card, he decided to try the Spanish medical social care system. The first ‘problem’ he encountered was the frustration of having to wait for a G.P appointment. Whilst emergencies were dealt with swiftly, Mr. Benedict soon realised that for routine G.P consultations you have to wait for the next available appointment which may be a week away! Eventually, Mr. Benedict was given his first appointment but unfortunately because his Spanish is so limited, the doctor was understandably reluctant to see him. Therefore, another appointment had to be scheduled and Mr. Benedict had to source an interpreter. Having found an interpreter and re-scheduled his appointment, Mr. Benedict finally managed to see the G.P. Whilst he felt the medical care was satisfactory (albeit his consultation barely lasted 5 minutes) he quickly realised that it was extremely frustrating and difficult having to discuss private medical issues via an interpreter. Basically, Mr. Benedict was at a loss of where to go

Patient Mr. Howard Benedict discussing his case with Practice Nurse Amanda Collins

to continue his medical care. He was therefore delighted to hear of the opening of the English speaking Family Medical Centre, situated in the heart of Albir. He was even more pleased to discover that to see the G.P would cost him a mere 38€ - less than he’d paid for an interpreter!

Mr. Benedict says ‘I cannot tell you how pleased I am that the Family Medical Centre has opened. I now have peace of mind that all the services of the medical centre are available for myself and my family to use – all in English and all the services are very reasonably priced. What a find!’

In order to assist previous patients of Dr. Colin Evans of the English Medical Clinic, the Family Medical Centre have a limited supply of forms to assist patients in claiming their previous medical records.

New Benidorm Specsavers Opticas to hold EMAUS charity raffle on Open Day, Dec. 1st TO CELEBRATE the opening of a brand new Specsavers Opticas store in Benidorm, there will be a fun open day which will raise money for children’s charity EMAUS. This exciting event will be held in store at Calle de Gambó 2 on 1st December from 10am to 8pm. An important part of this event is the charity raffle in aid of EMAUS, a fantastic charity which provides homes to children in need. Tickets will be sold at the store throughout the day and Directors Phil Morgan and Jorge Martinez de Lizarduy Araico hope that visitors will enjoy the event and give generously. “EMAUS is a very important charity running nine children’s centres, training for teenagers, counselling for families with problematic children and a shelter for battered wives. They are always looking for funds to keep these shelters open so we hope our charity raffle will be able to help them continue with this excellent work. There will be a number of prizes including 300€ worth of eye wear from Specsavers and the draw will take place at 19.30. Please come along and enjoy the event and help needy children on the Costa Blanca.” This Open Day will also feature a packed schedule of activities including performances from popular local band Vandetta, delicious refreshments and kids’ entertainer Buster the clown performing from 5-7 pm. At the event, guests can book free eye tests, which will be offered until the end of this year. Specsavers look forward to welcoming you to this free event. For more information on the event call 965 859 577.

About Specsavers Specsavers is a family-run global brand of opticians with more than 1,500 stores operating in ten countries, offering customers professional eye care combined with clear, affordable prices. There are five Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca, in Fuengirola, Calpe, Jávea, Benidorm and Torrevieja and one in Santa Ponça, Mallorca. Specsavers’ value-for-money formula and trustworthy reputation (the company has been voted the U.K’s Most Trusted Optician for 9 years in a row) has been especially welcome in tough economic times. It was founded by husband-and-wife opticians Doug and Mary Perkins in 1984, and remains at its core a family-run business today. The Perkins’ vision is “to passionately provide best value eye care to everyone, simply, clearly and consistently, exceeding customer expectations every time”. The company has grown into the world’s largest privately-owned optical group with an annual turnover of more than a billion Euros. For more information visit www.specsavers.es.


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November 2011

X RAY AT THE AIRPORT

A 34 year old British man was recently stopped by the Guardia Civil when he was walking through customs at an airport in Tenerife. He had arrived on a flight from the Spanish mainland, and couldn’t give the officers a good reason for his visit. After a search which revealed nothing, they decided to x-ray him. This resulted in a perfect “picture” of the 75 capsules of Heroin that he had swallowed. Weighing almost a kilo, it is enough to provide him with a very long stay on the island. But it won’t be a sun bed he is lying on!

CAR THEFT

A Belgian couple had their car stolen at gunpoint by two delinquents recently. The criminals had escaped from police as they were being taken to court in a small town near Brussels and escaped in the stolen car. To help get over their ordeal, the two Belgians, booked a holiday at Guardamar near Alicante. Imagine their surprise when they were relaxing on their sun beds to see the same two crooks walk past on the beach! The quick thinking husband walked up to the road at the top of the beach, and located their car, puncturing a tyre so they couldn’t lose it again. Then they called the Guardia Civil who came to the beach, where they located and arrested the bad guys.

DOG DONORS

Valencia has seen the first blood bank set up especially for dogs. Set up in the Montoro Botella laboratory just under a year ago, it now has 120 dog donors on its books. Donor dogs have to be between 1 and 8 years old, weigh at least 25 Kg, and be of a docile temperament (probably as they have to have a needle stuck in them for at least 15 minutes!) The best donors are the Iberian hunting hounds, as their blood is seen as “universal” to all other breeds. It’s not known whether the dogs get a cup of tea and a biscuit afterwards!

ROUND TOWN

www.roundtowntimes.com

‘Peep’ Toe Shoes According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo a Spanish man was recently arrested in Tarragona for peeping up ladies skirts aided by a mobile phone inside his shoe. The home-made device involved a standard mobile phone placed inside a trainer style shoe with a hole cut in the top. This enabled him to film under the victim’s skirt. But his sick game came to an abrupt end when he was caught suspiciously close to his son’s girlfriend in a shopping precinct. An off duty police officer noticed his foot was angled unnaturally in between the girls legs and wasted no time in apprehending him thus exposing his vile activity.

Specsavers in Benidorm

On the 16th November the famous Specsavers will open on the Calle Gambo no. 2 (the same street as Zara´s) in the old town, which is great news for everyone especially those who sit on their glasses and break them or lose

them on the beach! This will be the fourth Specsavers branch to open on the Costa Blanca and the sixth store in Spain. If you wish to make an appointment call 965 859 577.

The 30 year old man will be charged for invasion of privacy and assaulting an officer of the law as he tried to resist arrest.

What’s in Davy Jones´ Locker? Benidorm council workers together with volunteers from all over the Valencian region have cleaned up the sea bed from around Benidorm island. Some of the volunteers involved were snorkellers including the ones that work at Benidorm´s Mundomar. Almost 510 kilos of rubbish was collected consisting mainly of glass bottles, plastic bottles and cans. After the mornings work everyone was given a canned drink after such thristy work. Let´s hope they didnt then throw the cans into the sea!

Roundtown’s Book Review What better time than around Remembrance Day to promote this fabulous book all about the life of a WW2 pilot - John Holmes. Especially when it’s been written by his son, Benidorm resident Steve Holmes! Sherlock’s Squadron

New Loos? Benidorm Council are pleased to announce that they have installed three new public toilets on the beach fronts, one on the Levante beach and two on the Poniente. Due to public request a total of 8 toilets are to be installed. Based on the fact that it has taken three years for the first three loos to appear, since it was first approved, let´s hope you can keep your legs crossed long enough for the other five to make an appearance!

Steve Holmes or ‘The Flying Pig’ as he is affectionately known, is a well-known character in and around the Benidorm scene and can be found most days in the kitchen area of the Yorkshire Pride II on Calle Londres serving up traditional English cooked meals. For some 15 years now Steve has been researching the wartime exploits of his late father John Holmes, affectionately known to his comrades as Sherlock. He has spent thousands of hours on the Internet and read over 100 books specialising in the RAF, World War II aircraft and the sorties’ flown by the crews of these brave men. He has read the diaries and log books from the very men who flew with his father and indeed contacted many of the surviving family members who in turn opened their hearts to this likeable man from Lancashire. The resultant book is simply stunning. Sherlock’s Squadron is a work of art and something Steve Holmes should be rightly proud of. Although his first effort at writing a book he skilfully builds up the characters from the first few turns of the pages and somehow captures the heartache and hardship of wartime Britain.

Steve described his father as his best friend and within a few pages we almost feel as if we know our protagonist John ‘Sherlock’ Holmes. It wasn’t plain sailing, war never is and the author makes no apologies for describing in graphic detail the end of many of these young men’s lives. Steve Holmes also skilfully weaves in the home life of his father and the relationship with his girlfriend Dorothy who would later become his wife Steve Holmes is not your stereotypical looking author. For a start he doesn’t have a beard or a high forehead and will openly admit that he left school without any recognisable qualifications. But his book has everything you would expect from a bestseller and deserves a big publisher and its rightful place on bookshelves along with Mr Grisham and Wilbur Smith. Steve had a small supply printed and has a dozen copies left in stock at the Yorkshire Pride II priced at €8.99. Go along and pay him a visit. He’s an amiable type of chap and likes nothing better than to talk about his pride and joy, 196 Squadron and his book makes a great gift for those interested in understanding what life fighting for King and Country was really like.


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Support our soldiers at a night to be remembered By Nikki Luxford FINAL PREPARATIONS are underway for the Afghan Heroes Gala ball on November 19 at the Diamante Beach Hotel, Calpe. The night is set to be full of top-class entertainment, and with only a limited number of tickets costing 55 euros still available, book now. Feel like a red carpet star as photographer Keith Lockyer takes your photos on arrival to canapés and cava, whilst talented pianist Kirsty Glen plays. There is also the opportunity to win numerous prizes in a lucky dip draw. A one in seven chance of winning, pay five euros to select an envelope and prizes include vouchers for beauty treatments, jewellery, mobile

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콯 96 665 81 96 email elx@touristinfo. net Until Nov 1: 26th Mediaeval with traditional Festival music, theatre plays, etc. For more info you can visit www.festivalmedieval.com ■ LUCENTUM ASSOC 앫 Therapeutic yoga: Mon & Wed 09.30 앫 Handcraft workshops 앫 Painting: Mon & Wed 17.00 ■ ODEÓN CINEMA C/Juan Ramón Jiménez, 18. 콯 96 545 88 10. Children's movie 17.30 & 20.00. 2€ ■ MUSEUMS 앫 Arqueological museum Diagonal del Palau s/n 콯 96 661 53 82 앫Municipal museum C. de la Vila, 25 콯96 545 34 64 앫Moorish baths Passeig de les eres Santa Lucia, 13 콯 96 545 28 87 앫Palaeontology museum Pl de Sant Joan 콯 96 545 88 03 앫Sala Sorolla C/Hospital, 7. Local artist exhibition. ■ GRAN TEATRO Pas Kursal, 1 콯 96 545 14 03 ■ CULTURAL CENTRE L'ESCORXADOR C/Curtidors, 23, 콯 96 665 82 30 www.centrelescorxador.com

MURCIA Market Day: Various markets. ■ TOURIST INFO 콯 902 101 070 ■ TOWN HALL Glorieta de España, 1 콯 96 835 86 00 ■ MUSEUMS Museo de la ciudad:

phones, food hampers and more. Toast master is David Barnes, and as guests enjoy a five-course meal with unlimited drinks, Spanish guitarist Pelu will provide music. This is also another opportunity for people to try their luck at winning a cash prize. An optional game, deposit 10 euros into the envelope on the table with your name on it and be in with a chance of winning a great cash sum. After dinner, celebrities supporting the cause will appear via a video link sending messages to Afghan Heroes, these include Michael Ball, followed by a speech from the regional coordinator. A presentation from Andy Harris, the husband of Denise Harris, founder of the charity whose son was killed in Afghanistan, will also be given. Guests will then be in for a night of brilliant entertainment starting with West End star and director Tara. Currently directing Sister Act and Miss Saigon, Tara has starred in many West End shows and is a prodigy of Andrew Lloyd Webber. A small auction with top items up for grabs will take place before everyone can dance the night away to Strickland.

Pl Aguatinas 7 , 콯 96 827 43 90 Tues-Sat 10.00-14.00 & 17.0020.00 Science and water museum: Tues-Fri 10.00-13.00 & 16.0020.00 Sat 10.00-14.00 & 17.0020.00 Sun 11-14h. ■ VICTOR VILLEGAS AUDITORIUM Avda Primero de Mayo 콯 968 341 060 www.auditoriomurcia.org ■ ROMEA THEATRE Pl Julián Romea s/n. 콯 96 835 53 90,Office 96 835 51 70 ■ GUIDED TOURS Every Saturday free guided tour of the historic centre 'Classical Murcia' at 11.00 at Tourist Info Office, Pl Cardenal Belluga. Reservations on 콯 96 822 50 20 Mon-Fri 10.0013.30 & 17.00-19.00.

TORREVIEJA Market Day: Fri ■ TOURIST INFO Pl de Capdepont s/n, 콯 96 570 34 33 www.torrevieja@tourisinfo. net ■ CASA DE CULTURA C/Unión Musical 55. 콯 96 571 23 11 ■ MUSEUMS 앫 Sea & Salt Museum C/Patricio Pérez 10 콯 96 670 6838 museo@torreviejacultral.com Tues to Fri: 10.00-14.00 & 17.0021.00. Sat: 10.00-13.00 & 17.0021.00 Sun & Bank holidays: Mornings only 10-13.30. Free entrance. 앫 Tomás Valcárcel Easter Museu. C/Formentera 콯 96 670 80 37 - Mon-Fri 10.00-13.00 & 17.00-20.00 앫 Natural History Museum

Avda de la Estación 콯 607 701 080 - Mon-Sat 10.00-14.00 & 17.00.-20.00. Sun & Bank Hol 11.00-14.00. Free admission. 앫 Floating museum. Albatros III & Delfin S61 Submarine, Harbour 콯 96 670 68 38 - Free entrance. Sept: Wed to Sun 17.00-22.00. (Mon & Tues closed) Nov-May 0.00-15.00 앫 Ricardo Laf. Habanera Museum at old railway station. 콯 66 787 30 48 Tues-Sat 11.00-13.30 & 16.3020.00 Sun & Mon closed. Free entrance. ■ PLACES OF INTEREST 앫 Centro Cultural Virgen del Carmen: C/del Mar, 28, 콯 96 571 99 00 앫 Municipal Theatre: Pl. Miguel Hernández, s/n, 콯 96 670 68 38 앫 Palacio de la Musica: C/Antonio Machado, 47, 콯 965 712 311 ■ EXIBITION SPACES Vista Alegre: C/Concepción64 콯 996 48 03 ■ ACTIVITIES Natural Park - La Mata-Torrevieja: protection zone for birds. Access via the N-332 in La Mata. Information Centre, 콯 96 692 04 04

Oct 30: Full day excursion to La Cruz de la Muela. (only for those with insurance 'seguro de montaña'). Approx. 8kms in 3hrs. Medium dificulty. Leaving at 9.00 from CC Carmen at C/ del Mar. Bring your own food, drink, nuts, confortable shoes and adecuate clothing. Call the tourist info for inscriptions as they are necesary.

Milly ready to go On the night a cheque will be presented to Afghan Heroes, and your entrance ticket automatically enters you into a prize draw to win a lap top. You are asked to arrive promptly at 19.00 and organisers Marion and Bill Bertham, Karen Webb and Rod Goodings are sure it will be a night to remember, and a great cause to support. Several of the founding mothers and soldiers affected by the war in Afhanistan will be attending the event. It was previously reported that Murray Hambro, a soldier who had both his legs amputated after being injured in an explosion, would be at the ball. Sadly, after completing his challenge of walking down the aisle to wed

his now wife Hannah, he is now back in hospital due to severity of his injuries. Throughout surgery and rehabilitation, Afghan Heroes will be by his side supporting him and his family, and this event is just one way you can support soldiers like Murray too. Tickets can be obtained via www.afghanheroes.es or from the following outlets: Quick Save supermarket Pedreguer, Telitec, Fabrix Calpe, Heidi Flowers Jalon, Quo Vadis Javea or Diane 96 647 23 18 and Karen Webb 680 138 931. Coaches from Javea, Moraira and Benitachell have been arranged, to book a seat contact 96 647 23 18, or enjoy a night at the hotel at discounted rates. n.luxford@cbnews.es

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Global Optical Chain chooses Benidorm for Costa Blanca expansion Global optical retailer Specsavers Opticas has chosen Benidorm as the next target of its Spanish expansion, and will open in the town on 16th November 2011. This will be the fourth Specsavers store to open in the Costa Blanca region and the sixth store in Spain. It represents another step in the ambitious expansion plans revealed by leading business newspaper Dossier Empresarial in April 2011. The opening of the Benidorm store gives the Costa Blanca the highest concentration of Specsavers Opticas stores in Spain. Other Specsavers Stores can be found in Calpe, Javea and Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca, Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol and Santa Ponça in Mallorca. Business Development Manager José Ángel MoralTajadura explains why Benidorm has been chosen for the next phase of the brand's expansion; "Benidorm has over 120,000 residents with an estimated 13,000 British residents familiar with the Specsavers brand. We are delighted to be able to bring the Specsavers formula of affordable eyewear plus top-notch professional service to Benidorm." The store will be located in c/ de Gambó 2,

visit www.specsavers.es information.

Expanding despite the recession Specsavers Optics announced earlier this year that they will expand across costal Spain. They are currently scouting for top optical entrepreneurs to take up Specsavers Opticas franchise partnerships in more towns across this region, and due to increasing customer volumes a number of stores are recruiting new staff members. Jose Angel explains, "It may seem a strange time to expand, but the Specsavers partnership formula has proven successful even in recessionary times. In today's economic climate, consumers want top quality eye care at affordable prices."

About Specsavers Specsavers is a family-run business with more than

1,500 stores in the U.K., Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Australia, New Zealand and Spain. They have earned a reputation as a "consumer champion" in ten countries, offering customers clearly priced, affordable eyewear plus top-notch professional service. Specsavers was founded by husband-andwife opticians Doug and Mary Perkins in 1984, and remains at its core a familyrun business today. The Perkins' vision is "to passionately provide best value eye care to everyone, simply, clearly and consistently, exceeding customer expectations every time". The company has grown into the world's largest privately-owned optical group with an annual turnover of more than a billion €.


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Concurso de bandas locales en la Volvo. Dentro del programa lúdico en paralelo a la competición de vela, los grupos alicantinos pueden ofrecer sus repertorios, y los ganadores editarán tres canciones en

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El peatón tendrá que ceder el paso al TRAM y las bicis El Ayuntamiento desestima las alegaciones para separar el carril-bici de las aceras en la nueva ordenanza. Se descarta la tarjeta de aparcamiento para residentes J. L. RODRIGO jlrodrigo@20minutos.es / twitter: @20m

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Como norma general, las bicicletas y el TRAM tendrán prioridad sobre los peatones en sus vías de paso, tanto los carriles–bici como las vías del tranvía. Incluso cuando no haya señalizaciones. Es la principal novedad de la nueva ordenanza municipal de circulación de peatones y vehículos, que actualiza la anterior de 2005 con la incorporación de estos dos medios de transporte. El TRAM no funcionaba entonces y el carril–bici era prácticamente inexistente en el casco urbano alicantino.

A ambos se les da preferencia frente al coche particular y se los considera «complementarios», según explicó ayer la portavoz del equipo de Gobierno local, Marta García Romeu (PP). Aparcar, todos iguales Han quedado desestimadas la mayor parte de las alegaciones de la Plataforma Comarcal por la Movilidad Sostenible (PCM) y el PSOE, y todas las presentadas por la Asociación deVecinos de Carolinas Altas–Bola de Oro y Esquerra Unida. En el caso de estos dos últimos, habían solicitado que se segregaran las vías para los ci-

345 plazas en el ‘parking’ P. Esplá El proyecto de aparcamiento subterráneo de la calle Padre Esplá también vio ayer la luz verde con un presupuesto de 4,5 millones de euros y 345 plazas, un centenar más de lo previsto. El Ayuntamiento desestimó las alegaciones de Esquerra Unida y Rogelio González a título particular (es portavoz de la PCM) sobre esta capacidad ampliada, argumentando el volumen de población de la zona, 17.000 vecinos.

clistas y las aceras y pasos peatonales y se colocara protección de separación entre ellos.

El único matiz ahí será ver si la línea que delimita el carril–bici dentro de la acera es discontinua: ahí sí podrá cruzar la peatón con prioridad. También suscitó cierta polémica el anuncio de que las bicis podrán circular por los parques públicos, aunque sin prioridad. Eso se mantiene. En verano, la Policía empezó a amonestar sin multar a ciclistas al transitar por los paseos del Postiguet y Playa San Juan. Harán allí carril–bici. Y se ha descartado la tarjeta de residentes para aparcar en zonas de acceso restringido al tráfico de futura creación, como ahora el Casco Antiguo. Sería «favoritismo».

LOS PADRES DE LOS ALUMNOS VAN AL CAMPUS

‘La prima cosa bella’. La experiencia de un niño que ve cómo a su madre la eligen la más bella y su vida se frivoliza. En versión original. Yelmo Cines 3D Puerta de Ali-

SEGUNDOS Hallan un kilo de cocaína y otro de hachís en una vivienda de San Gabriel La Policía Nacional de Alicante ha detenido a una pareja de 19 y 35 años por un presunto delito de tráfico de drogas tras intervenir en su domicilio un kilo de cocaína y otro kilo de hachís, según fuentes de la Comisaría Provincial. Además de la droga, los agentes se han incautado de tres pistolas simuladas, una balanza de precisión, útiles para la manipulación de la drogaydiversadocumentación. Alparecer,vendíanlassustancias estupefacientes directamente a drogodependientes que acudían al domicilio, en el barrio de San Gabriel, o en locales de ocio cercanos.

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La Universidad de Alicante ha organizado un acto de bienvenida para padres y familiares de los nuevos alumnos y alumnas. El rector y otras autoridades académicas los recibieron en el Paraninfo y a continuación realizaron una visita guiada por el campus (foto). Para algunos fue un reencuentro con sus años mozos de estudiante. FOTO: U. A.

Con maquillaje gratis (foto), música en vivo y revisiones de la vista, Specsavers Ópticas en Xàbia celebró hace unos días una jornada de puertas abiertas solidaria para recaudar fondos para Cáritas y donar gafas. FOTO: S. Ó.

La huelga dejará el hospital sin limpieza de habitaciones Los servicios mínimos en la huelga indefinida de limpieza del Hospital General de Alicante, convocada por los sindicatos a partir del próximo jueves, cubrirán las necesidades de los quirófanos, pero no contemplan la asistencia a las habitaciones de los pacientes ni los pasillos.

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Investigan la profanación de cuatro nichos y el robo de un cráneo en Elda Los encontró un empleado del cementerio. La Policía Nacional ha abierto una investigación para esclarecer las circunstancias de la profanación de cuatro nichos y del robo de un cráneo en la no-

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che del sábado al domingo en el nuevo cementerio Virgen de los Dolores, en Elda. Un trabajador del camposanto halló los cuatro nichos abiertos y se percató de que en uno de ellos faltaba una

parte de los restos humanos, en concreto un cráneo, según fuentes policiales. El empleado se topó con los resultados de ese macabro asalto cuando se incorporaba a su lugar de trabajo, entre las

siete y las ocho de la mañana del domingo, y avisó luego a la Policía Nacional, que acudió al lugar para comprobar la situación e iniciar las indagaciones correspondientes. De momento las pesquisas siguen abiertas y los investigadores no descartan ninguna hipótesis como posible causa de este misterioso y poco usual suceso.

Un 10% de todas las terrazas de España La Comunitat Valenciana alberga más del 10% de las terrazas hosteleras de España (entre 10.000 y 15.000), un sector que a nivel nacional representa el 1,5% del PIB, según datos facilitados ayer en

la jornada El papel de las terrazas en la hostelería actual, celebrada en la Cámara de Comercio de Alicante. Su número se ha disparado un 39% por la Ley Antitabaco.

El Palacio Salvetti perderá una fachada La construcción en un solar colindante dejará al Palacio Salvetti sin una de sus tres fachadas. El dueño de ambas fincas tiene licencia de obras desde enero de 2010 y técnicamente la pared situada entre las dos se considera «medianera», no fachada. Por eso se le autoriza a una «renovación total», pese a ser edificio protegido. EU presentará una denuncia en contra de la actuación.


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Sudden death How is it possible and can it be prevented? Cause: In people over the age of 40 it is almost always due to the narrowing of one of the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply blood to the heart). At rest or in moderate exertion, sufficient blood can pass through an artery that is 70% blocked, without problems. However, especially during a sudden exsessive exertion, the blood supply to the heart can be insufficient. This can cause a heart attack, and this in turn can cause a rhythm disturbance called ventricular fibrillation, which stops the heart. Sometimes, reanimation to restore the normal heart beat can be effective. Another cause of sudden death is the sudden rupture of a widening of the big artery in the stomach: an aneurysm. Think of it as a weak spot in the tyre of a bike, which suddenly bursts.

Are there problems before the event? Not necessarily, or they are not very severe: ■ The classic signs of chest pain or heavy sensation in the chest when for instance walk-

ing uphill or up a flight of stairs , are not present in everyone. ■ Shortness of breath or weakness on exertion can be present ■ Also, slowly increasing tiredness, and the feeling that you can sleep the whole day, could be due to insufficient supply of blood to the heart muscle ■ A stomach-ache as sign of a widening of the artery in the stomach is seldom there.

Who is running a risk? ■ A very serious risk factor is if there is a history of heart attacks in your family at an early age. ■ A previous heart attack, coronary artery bypass grafting, or PTCA with or without stent. Other diseases which predispose you for a heart attack: ■ diabetes ■ high blood pressure ■ high cholesterol or high homocysteine ■ obesity ■ sedentary lifestyle ■ and especially smoking When several risk factors are present at the same time, the risk for a heart attack increases.

DENTISTS

When should you see your GP or cardiologist? When the complaints mentioned earlier or risk factors are present. These days more and more people choose preventive screening. This is the reason why since 2000 the number of heart attacks in the USA has dropped by almost a third. The situation is similar for preventive screening for breast, uterus and prostate cancer. If you had a pervious heart attack, PTCA or bypass surgery, a yearly extensive check is mandatory.

What investigations are needed to prevent sudden death? ■ ECG. A normal ECG at rest is not a garantee that all is well ■ A stress test is necessary to see what happens with the ECG, the bloodpressure and possible complaints during exertion. ■ An echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound) is necessary to see if the pumpfunction of the heart muscle, the valves and pressures in the heart are normal.

■ Echo of the carotid arteries (arteries in your neck). The interior lining of this artery has a strong predictive value for the chances of a heart attack or stroke. ■ Echo of the abdominal aorta: an aneurysm of the artery can be seen directly.

In adolescents Symptoms: there can be complaints of not feeling well on exertion, or dizzyness or palpitations. With the additional strain and effort that can occur during a sports match, this can be just too much. Causes: in most cases it is due to an abnormal heart muscle that is too thick on one side

and prevents the flow out of the heart on peak exertion. It can run in the family. In this case an ECG can show the way, but it should be evaluated by a cardiologist. A physical examination by a GP or paediatrician mostly is normal. When an abnormal ECG is found, an echocardiogram should be performed which will confirm the diagnosis. A recent editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine urged an ECG to be performed on every adolescent who is going to start sports. In Italy this has been mandatory since ’82, and the number of sudden death while

taking part in sports has declined by 90%.

When to see the doctor When there are any complaints during exertion. I am a strong advocate of the Italian law to check every adolescent. If you have questions or want to make an appointment, please use my free telephone service between 09.15 and 09.45 Monday through Friday on 679 92 83 83. E.W. van den Toren, MD. PhD, FCCP, FESC, Cardiologist

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Specsavers Opticas Javea Open Day to Support Caritas Specsavers Opticas in Javea will mark World Sight Day and its recent store re-vamp with a fun packed open day on 15th October 2011 while supporting local charity, Caritas. Everyone is invited to the Javea store from 10am onwards for drinks, snacks, makeovers and live music from the band, GBU. A raffle will be held to benefit Caritas. Also, eye tests booked in person at the store on 15th October (for a future date in 2011) will be free. With World Sight Day on 13th October, trying to reduce cases of avoidable blindness, Specsavers Opticas in Javea want to use this occasion to bring awareness to eye health for all ages, and to offer free advice while making it a fun event for families to attend. The day’s events include free hair and beauty makeovers for visitors so they can feel and look amazing while trying on glasses from the new designer ranges such as Benetton and Karen Millen. Optical experts will be on hand to give free style advice, and help visitors chose the best frames for them. There will then be a ‘Spectacle wearer of the day’ competition with the

winner keeping their chosen pair of glasses. Caritas is an inspiring charity which focuses its activities on issues relating to poverty, social exclusion and inequality throughout Europe. They have helped thousands of families, and continue to be a big support to the local community. Specsavers Opticas want to show their support to the charity by raising as much as they can for them on the day through the

raffle, donation tins and tips from the makeovers. Two local schools have been given the opportunity to be involved with the Open Day, and 10 lucky children will win a free eye examination and a pair of glasses up to the value of €100. If you would like more information on the Open Day, or to book an eye test visit www.specsavers.es or call 966 463 420.


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Open Day to Support Caritas by Patricia Thompson SPECSAVERS OPTICAS in Javea will mark World Sight Day and its recent store re-vamp with a fun packed open day on 15th October 2011 while supporting local charity, Caritas. Everyone is invited to the Javea store from 10am onwards for drinks, snacks, makeovers and live music from the band, GBU. A raffle will be held to benefit Caritas. Also, eye tests booked in person at the store on 15th October (for a future date in 2011) will be free. With World Sight Day on 13th October, trying to reduce cases of avoidable blindness, Specsavers Opticas in Javea want to use this occasion to bring awareness to eye health for all ages, and to offer free advice while making it a fun event for families to attend. The day’s events include free hair and beauty make-

while trying on glasses from the new designer ranges such as Benetton and Karen Millen. Optical experts will be on hand to give free style advice, and help visitors chose the best frames for them. There will then be a ‘Spectacle wearer of the day’ competition with the winner keeping their chosen pair of glasses. Caritas is an inspiring charity which focuses its activities on issues relating to poverty, social exclusion and inequality throughout Europe. They have helped thousands of families, and continue to be a big support to the local community. Specsavers Opticas want to show their support to the charity by raising as much as they can for them on the day through the raffle, donation tins and tips from the makeovers. Two local schools have been given the opportunity to be involved with the Open Day, and ten lucky children will win a free eye examination and a pair of glasses up to the value of €100. If you would like more information on the Open Day, or to book an eye test visit www.specsavers.es or call 96 646 3420.

Another great fundraiser for MABS Cancer Support Group

overs for visitors so they can feel and look amazing

FEEDBACK FROM the sell-out Cameo production staged at El Cid Restaurant in Benidoleig on Saturday 8th October included comments such as: “The best value for money evening out I’ve had in ages,” and “…absolutely fabulous: well-presented, well-rehearsed... a really good evening. Well done!” The evening began with an excellent meal and at 9pm Cameo’s ‘Rollercoaster of Love’ provided entertainment to an enthusiastic audience. MABS would like to say thank you to Cameo for making MABS their chosen charity and to all of the players who made the evening so special. Cameo’s next show, also in support of MABS, is at Inn on the Green (Javea Bowls Club) on Saturday, 29th October 2011: tickets at 15€ include a twocourse meal with wine and the show, reserved by calling the Cameo Box Office: 656 483 645 (open Monday to Friday: 10am to 2pm).

Breast Cancer Awareness Day THE FIGHT against breast cancer continues on the Promenade of Villa Joyosa on Saturday. ‘Anemone’ (a self-help group for women with breast cancer and their families), in collaboration with the Department of Health, has organised during the month of October a series of events to commemorate International Breast Cancer Day (19th October). Next Saturday (15th October) opens the programme of events with the Reading of the manifesto for Breast Cancer Memorial Day by the Councillor for Health, Beatriz Llinares, on the Paseo Marítimo. La Vila is to host other events commemorating the International Day for Breast Cancer. Anemone ‘information tables’ are in the Marina Baixa Hospital (Tuesday, 18th October

from 9.30am) and in Mercat Friday, 21st October from 9.30am. Health Councillor of the Consistory Viler, Beatriz Llinares, explained that: “The goal of the many activities organised by Anemone is to demonstrate the work of the association and also provide more information on Breast Cancer. Moreover, some of the planned activities are also designed to raise funds for the fulfillment of important

goals and the daily life of the association.” The programme will close on Sunday 30th October (Sunday) with a meal at the Beach Hotel Allon Centre, from 2pm. ANEMONE ACTIVITIES On Sunday 16th October various district associations will to hold a solidarity march in Benidorm (entry will be 6€ via the headquarters of Anemone La Vila). The march, about 12km, starts at 9am from the city. Also from the city of Benidorm, International Breast Cancer Day Breast Cancer will bring together representatives of the various municipalities of Marina Baixa to read the Manifesto memorial. Health Councillor of the Consistory Viler, Beatriz Llinares, will be participating. Registration for the various activities will take place at the headquarters of the Association Villajoyosa Anemone (C / Ciudad de Castellón, No. 8) from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. for more information, please call 650 480 839.


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San Javier Golf Society The overall winner was Joan Williams, who is back with a vengeance. In second place was Les Doherty with 13 pts (31-18) and third went to a count back giving George Stein the place with 14 pts. (37-23). Our nearest the pin winners on the day were: hole 5 Paul Richards, hole 8 Paul Matthews, hole 11 Bob Gallard and hole 13 Mick Hardy. 2nd place man Les Doherty also took the 2s pot

of 44€ which was on the always difficult 7th island green hole. The Society's next game is on October 19 at Alicante San Juan. A coach has been ar-

ranged but places are limited so get your names to Paul Matthews asap. For more info on the society go to www.sanjavier golfsociety.co.uk

Darren Smith Memorial Trophy

Arsenal CB supporters

On October 22 there will be a Charity Golf Tournament at Sierra Golf, The Darren Smith Memorial Trophy. Darren was a spinabifida sufferer who died at 19 in the UK. His parents Ray and Trish Smith, now living in Spain, have taken up golf t and thought they would like to do something for a local charity in keeping with Darren's illness. The Darren Smith Memorial Golf Tourna-

Arsenal Costa Blanca Supporters Club meet at Cheers Bar, Jávea Port, opposite the Hotel Miramar, under the archway. All matches screened live. New and Old members welcome. The next match is against Sunderland, Sunday 16 October at 14.30. Further information at arsenalcostab lanca@gmail.com or see our facebook page.

ment will be played in aid of AIDEMAR, San Javier. Aidemar provide special needs education to children and young adults in the San Javier area and would very welcome a donation to assist with the wonderful work they do. The competition will be a 2 Ball Texas Scramble and entries can be made to Bob.Gal lard@gmail.com or direct to Sierra Golf on 968 018 257.

Pego Golf Society Oliva Nova October 4 Cool, overcast conditions greeted our 39 members and two guests (Ken Henderson and Jim Brett) The Oliva Nova course was in good condition and the greens are fast improving. In the Summer Knockout quarter final match between Martin Gates and Johnnie Nicol, the latter finally succumbed to the impressive Martin on the 15th. In the other quarter final Dave Collins beat Danny Herron by 3 & 2. There were four 2s this week and a meagre total of 91 Balls in the Water. Category 1: 1. Stevie Patton with 34 stableford points, 2.

UNiKE Golf Society (Members of Las Colinas G & CC) . Hidden Partners - October 6 We welcomed two new members Olga & Alan Douglas. Tony McGlade also had a guest, Lasse Hogstrum and it was nice to have Graham Cox back from Qatar. At long last Saundra Buckley was playing too - nice to have some more glamour! Overall Winner: Jonny Wiik, 37 points.

Dave Collins with 33 points. Category 2: 1. Barry Levett with 33 points, 2. Malcolm Cannon with 31 points. Category 3: 1. Paul Singh with 32 points, 2. Tony Jerman with 30 points The Nearest the Pin prizes were won on the 3rd by Tony Jerman and on the 16th by

ITMA Stevie Patton Stevie Patton congratulated all members of our Costa Blanca League team on not losing a game in their recent match against the Hole 19 team and in running out winners by 8 points to 2. More info: pegogolfsociety.net.