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Archive for: November, 2009

Andy�s hair-raising experience for kids

Ritchie agreed to have his hair shaved off, which raised around 180 euros, and afurther sum of 190 euros was accumulated from the removal of both his eyebrows, along with one from Shazbar owner Andy Bastow.The event took place on the Shazbar terrace at San Blas, Golf del Sur, and thanksare extended to all the […]

Zapatero and Merkel meet in Berlin

The Prime Minister has visited Mesemberg Castle in Berlin, from Athens where he met with Greek Prime Minister, Giorgos Papandreou, to share a working dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.     In his brief encounter with the media prior to the dinner, the Chancellor said that Germany will support "with all their might" the […]

Zapatero is still backing

He agreed there had been little progress, but committed himself to maintaining the peace talks.Zapatero was holding a joint press conference with Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, who presided over their countries’ first bilateral high-level meeting. When the prime minister visited Israel and the West Bank last month, he was optimistic about getting negotiations back […]

Accessible Tourism Conference

On Thursday 3rd of December a course for technicians from 16:00 h in the cultural centre of Las Galletas. This concludes on Friday 4th with a more general content course which will take place in the cultural centre of Los Cristianos from 09:00 h.   The last day to submit the request for registration is […]

News in Brief

Attracting the localsTenerife Tourism has launched a promotional campaign to promote the winter holiday season. Tourism Councilor Cabildo, Jose Manuel Bermudez, said that with this initiative we intend to promote the enjoyment of the delights of Tenerife between those who are closer and have easier access to it. "  Bermudez said that the summer campaign "Enjoy […]

OST Director ousted

Master Lü Jia took over his role as artistic chief of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra back in 2006, replacing Victor Pablo Perez     As a final paragraph of an official document issued yesterday, (Wednesday 18th) the Governing Board of Trustees of the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife Music saifd that "following evaluation, the Board believes […]

Rain hampers North

The Prime Minister of the Canaries, Paulino Rivero, said yesterday (Wednesday) during a visit to the areas most affected by rainstorms in the region of the Orotava Valley, that the Regional Executive plans to grant financial assistance by way of emergency to mitigate the effects caused by the floods suffered by thousands of locals on […]

Storms drench UK

Forecasters have warned there is more to come, with the downpour continuing throughout the day in northern England, Wales and western Scotland.   In Scotland, the Environment Protection Agency has issued severe flood warnings for Teviot Water, Yarrow Water and the River Ettrick in the Borders.   Forecasters also warn of winds gusting up to […]

Sour grapes

The data for the 2009 vintage, reflects a 25% decline in grape production of the five designations of origin for the island. The recorded harvest this year is only 3,657,205 kilos.Grape production was reduced in all the areas, except in the de Abona, area which increased by 23%.  The districts in which there was a […]

Ireland �cheated� out of replay

It means that Thierry Henry’s blatant double handball in extra time, which led to France’s equaliser (and an overall 2-1 lead) has been ignored. Even Irish justice minister Dermot Ahern, who joined Republic of Ireland assistant manager Liam Brady in calling for a rematch, could get no justice.A FIFA spokesman denied the chance of an Irish […]

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