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Archive for: December, 2015

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ treat for wide-eyed children

THE world’s favourite Disney characters came to Tenerife last weekend to help share the magic of Christmas with a number of orphans and under-privileged children. They were from the Arona area and the Casa Cuna orphanage in Santa Cruz. The unforgettable event again took place at The Beverly Hills Club in Los Cristianos, where the […]

Happy Feet at Loro Parque as new born brings cheer

A CHINSTRAP penguin chick, so named because of the thin black line that runs from ear to ear under the chin, has been born at Loro Parque for the first time. This is is considered a real success as it is an extremely delicate penguin – and it is quite a challenge to breed this […]

Prof Hawking’s Medal for science promoters

A GROUND-BREAKING new award for science communication in honour of Professor Stephen Hawking was announced this week at the Royal Society in London. It comes in the form of a unique Medal, approved by a panel which included Starmus founding-director Prof Garik Israelian, Dr Brian May, Prof Richard Dawkins, Alexei Leonov, Nobel Laureate Sir Harold […]

XMAS ARMY CONCERT GOES DOWN A BOMB

Nearly thousand people attended the Army Christmas Concert with the participation of the Adeje and Guía bands Funds raised went to the Asociación de San Juan who work with special needs individuals Last Saturday, for the first time, South Tenerife enjoyed a Christmas concert with the full army band playing in the Magma Arte & […]

Who’s for ice-skating?

IT may well be 80°F outside, but inside it’s all about the ice. Well in the Magma Centre anyway, where ice-skating’s “The Rink Magma” has opened for the festive period. It’s the first genuine ice rink to be installed in the South of Tenerife and covers an area of 450sq/m of real ice. The Rink […]

Tourism’s 12m upgrade

TENERIFE’S tourism infrastructure will be boosted next year with over 12 million euros, which will be poured into the upkeeping pot by the Cabildo. Some of the money will be claimed from the Canary Islands Government, and the funds will help keep the Island tidy. The Cabildo’s Tourism arm will splash 2.4m euros into the […]

Blatter and Platini are booted out of football

SEPP Blatter, once head of world football and now banned by  FIFA chiefs for eight years, says the penalty for “misconduct” is hurting him because, he stresses, he has NEVER done anything wrong. The FIFA Ethics Committee have imposed same-term bans on Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini from football-related activities. The bans concern a […]

Chinese fraudsters are wrecking toys’ market

COUNTERFEIT toys made in China are hitting Spanish manufacturers to the tune of some 167 million euros annually, which is 16.6% of sales. And, as a result, 500 jobs are also lost. That’s according to a report by the European Union’s Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), the group responsible for registering EU […]

Sail-back dinosaur’s a puzzle to scientists

IT is virtually impossible to grasp, but 125 million years ago, a herd of dinosaurs would have been munching their way through  ferns and conifers, much like modern-day cypresses, along a lush river delta in what is now north-eastern Spain These mighty creatures stood out from the others in this Cretaceous Period landscape by virtue […]

Crown of thorns!

THE presenter hosting the Miss Universe contest was forced to issue a grovelling apology after reading out the wrong winner, who had already been crowned at the Las Vegas event! Steve Harvey, broadcasting live on TV, mistakenly announced Miss Colombia had won the pageant, with the Philippines contestant second. Harvey then had to admit to […]

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