Archive for: October, 2011

Robot suit helps paraplegic walk again

A paraplegic woman has been fitted with an artificial skeleton that allows her to stand and walk. Amanda Boxtel was paralysed from the hips down in a skiing accident nearly 20 years ago. But a wearable robot supports her torso and powers her legs. It’s called an ‘exoskeleton’ after the hard outer shell of insects […]

Health service plan a one-day walk-out

TENERIFE is facing a 24-hour general strike by health workers – along with the other Canary Islands – on Thursday, 17th November. They are protesting at planned budget cuts for next year, an increase of working hours for no extra pay, which amounts to a drop in wages, and a probably 1,300 redundancies. It follows […]

Tenerife Symphony Orchestra

THE Culture councillor of the municipality of Arona and the Director of Culture of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Miguel Angel Mendez and Cristobal de La Rosa, respectively, presented a series of educational and family concerts that will be performed by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra over the next week at the Auditorium Infanta Leonor in Los […]

Onstage – Steve “Taff” Martin

TRIBUTE SHOWS …you either love them or hate them, but is the tribute culture getting out of hand? From an act’s point of view, we’ve all thought at the height of the craze, “Who can we do”? And many people I know have gone from a straight act to adopting a famous persona with various […]

Special hand-made products on offer at San Miguel Lions shop

SAN MIGUEL Lions Club are proud to announce that they are now selling hand-made handicraft products by Amisur, at Aldea Blanca, from their charity shop in “The Dip” at Costa del Silencio. Amisur is a day centre (Centro Occupational San Miguel) attended by young people who are disadvantaged physically or have special needs for one […]

Live Arico news

Our thanks to … All involved in our fund-raiser at the Glass Spider, Los Cristianos, last Wednesday. Great entertainment was provided by Paul Lee, Heather’s Fattitude Show, Luke Towler, Bobby P, Vanessa V and Michaela, and the local businesses gave some cracking prizes for the raffle. Upcoming events The Gillian Banks Theatre School, from the […]

Tribute to the Lions Club ‘Dream’ team

MEMBERS of the Tenerife Sur Lions Club “Dream Holiday” project team were invited to join some 400-plus supporters of the Down Syndrome Association at their Annual Dinner. It was held at Restaurante Casa Manolo, in El Rosario, and adding their support to the Association were a number of ministers from the Cabildo, including President Ricardo […]

Educational Roadshow on animals is one lesson schoolkids will enjoy

IT’S going to be a very busy time for Jack the dog and Panchito, a farabella pony, along with Gizmo, Nikki Attree and a few puppies from the refuge, begin the Accion del Sol Educational Roadshow. They will be visiting many schools, by prior arrangement, initially in the South, and Nikki, who is deeply concerned […]

Boxer Pachenko will be a real knockout for the right family

THIS gorgeous boxer, named Pachenko, is looking for a new home. He is a friendly, three-year-old, castrated male who has had a very hard life and now resides at the Accion del Sol refuge in Granadilla. He just needs loving owners who have time to give him a good life. In return, he will reward […]

Chaplain’s anniversary party is no damp squib

NOTHING dampens the spirit of the Anglicans – so when the heavens opened in the mountains, their service continued. Twenty hardy members of the congregation braved the elements on Teide to celebrate Father Keith Gordon’s eighth anniversary with St. Francis Anglican Chaplaincy last Wednesday. After a rousing but rather damp service under the pines, the […]

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