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Archive for: June, 2009

Dingo Dogs dine out in style

Phil Nelson runs Dingo Dogs with the help of hard-working volunteers Jesse Garon, who is vice-president, and Leigh.     Phil dedicates all his time to rescuing and looking after dogs, and you may well come across him collecting abandoned dogs around the Los Cristanios/Playa de las Americas area.       Apart from donations, Dingo Dogs also desperately need […]

Norah�s big smile said it all

Norah was among the first influx of ex-pats to the Island, arriving here in 1988.   For a number of years, she worked as a sales rep at Island Village, before running the Victory Bar in Puerto Colon with her former husband, Dave Stell.   Like many people who live on the Island for years, […]

Last-gasp Castellon wreck the CD party

AT 9.23pm last Sunday night, it was a bitter pill to swallow. The fourth official had just raised the board to reveal three minutes of added time – and Tenerife were180 seconds away from being crowned Second Division champions.It would be their first senior honour. Ever! The previously-quiet Heliodoro crowd were just starting to celebrate, […]

Dead-eye Graham pots singles crown

There were 14 players competing after battling through to the event, and we saw some thrilling matches. In the first round, Graeme from the Palms Bar, was a little lucky to get past Claire in a cracking encounter. Claire played some clever shots to take the opening frame, and she was on for a seven-ball […]

X-Men finally up and running

The Silencians did it in style as well, battering fellow-strugglers Beer Engine 7-1 to move off the bottom. They are replaced by Yelas Bar, who themselves produced a brilliant display.They held high-fliers Whippys A 4-4, and will be justifiably proud of their night’s work. The challenge for them now is to match that performance at […]

Surf�s up

Three of the international athletes of the Movistar Team, surfed Siam Parks’ waves.     The show was incredible: Perfect waves and three exceptional athletes: the surfers Gony Zubizarreta, Jonathan Gonzalez and the actual number one in the world ranking Bodyboard: Eunate Aguirre.   A sensational atmosphere in which the three members of the Movistar […]

Premier plane scare after his 240m-euro West African pledge

The Spanish Air Force Falcon craft was forced to make an emergency landing after two failed take-off attempts. A cloud of mosquitos apparently blocked an air intake on the plane, which was also carrying journalists covering the Prime Minister’s visit to Western Africa.Fortunately, no one was hurt and the Premier is now back in Spain, […]

Zurich are spelling it out � in English!

The English-speaking office is located in Ed. Kanal, Local 2, on the opposite corner to the Los Cristianos language school – or, the yellow building just up from the Apolo Centre, on the left-hand side as you head for Paradise Park.The office is specifically aimed at the British market, and the staff have a range […]

Beach beautiful

This week a project team led by architect Jos� �ngel Dom�nguez Anad�n has been instructed to draft a proposal.According to the first vice president and Director of Tourism, Jos� Manuel Berm�dez, "this action is included within the Regeneration Area Convention and Tourism, it will have an investment of more than 2.3 million euros."  The project […]

News in brief

Tourist chief remains hopeful,despite another drop in figuresTENERIFE’S tourist total dropped by 16.2% last month, compared with the May 2008 figures.It reflects the monthly tone since the start of the year. But Tourism Minister Jos� Manuel Berm�dez hopes the huge efforts made to promote the island as a holiday centre will come good in the […]

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