Archive for: July, 2009

News In Brief

Sea view of fireworks spectacular HERE’S a golden opportunity to watch the fabulous fireworks display at Alcala from a good, offshore vantage point.The event takes place on Saturday, 15th August, at 10pm, and the Lions Club of Santiago Del Teide will leave Los Gigantes harbour for a boat trip to theannual spectacular.The boat will moor […]

Graham Gibson � a tragic accident

Scottish born Graham Gibson, aged 36 years, was found dead in the early hours of the morning on Friday 24th July. He had lived and worked in Tenerife for 5 years.Events are sketchy and there is much unconfirmed rumour and speculation as to the events surrounding Graham’s death, as always seems to be the case […]

Tourist information � new uniforms

The re-opening of the Tourist Information Office in Las Galletas has taken place after a refurbishment.   Councillor for Tourism, Cabildo de Tenerife, Jos� Manuel Berm�dez, last Wednesday introduced the new uniforms at the Island tourist information office.     Bermudez said that "the uniform is only one of the improvements that are being phased […]

ETA bomb blast �targeted children�

About 120 people, one-third of them children, were sleeping inside the building in Burgos, northern Spain, on Wednesday when the bomb, said to contain 440lbs of explosives, went off at about 4am. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.The blast, which destroyed the building’s facia, also left a huge hole, two metres deep, in the street […]

Yes, we have rocked you!

After nearly five months of heats and some watertight finals, 12 acts lined up for the right to win a high-profile slot in Blackpool.     Judges included Pete Conway, the father of Robbie Williams, who jetted in from the UK, and they were left with an unenviable task as all the finalists produced the […]

Santander profits are down

Its net profit was 4.51 billion euros, while for the three months to June, it had a net profit of 2.42bn euros, which, although 4.0% lower than the same period in 2008, was still the second-highest quarterly profit in the bank’s history The second quarter result was above analyst forecasts for 2.18bn euros because higher […]

Sugar�s tasty 3m-euro hotel deal

Lord Sugar, better known as Sir Alan Sugar, presenter of BBC’s The Apprentice, and founder of the giant Amstrad electronics company, purchased the hotel, spread over three plots, at auction for three million euros.It was a genuine bargain because the complete complex had been officially valued at 39m euros. The winning bid, via his son […]

Eolica � 7th year success

The director of Elementhal Events, Bernard Habis, was very satisfied with the results, during the day around 2,500 families attended which he believes was due to the announcements of the Eolica bus two months before the event and that this made a huge difference to the turn out.     On the musical side Cat […]

NEws in Brief

Paradise for computer buffsTHE Campus Party, one of the biggest online entertainment events in the world, is expected to attract up to 6,000 Internet enthusiasts throughout this week.The one-week event, which began last Monday in Valencia, invites people from all over the globe to share ideas, experiences and activities related to computers, communications and new […]

Drinks � at the double, please!

It happened during an American Stableford competition on Sunday, 12th July, and left both players and observers astounded.By coincidence, last year’s club captain, John Brooksbank, was involved tin the drama. As he said: “The odds on this occurring are greater than winning the lottery, although the rewards are not quite the same.”On the picturesque, par-three […]

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