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Tenerife Training Hotel Gets Major Renovation

Tenerife Training Hotel Gets Major RenovationWork has now started on renovating around a third of the Hotel Escuela de Tenerife, a government-owned property used for training hotel workers, and relates to the first floor of this hotel.

This renovation project has been based on opinions of hotel guests, which have informed this major project.

Over the coming months, the Hotel Escuela de Tenerife will continue these structural improvements.

The hotel was opened to the public over 20 years ago, and a change has been necessary to make its rooms more functional.

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Smoke from Fire in Tenerife Required Victims to be Transferred to Hospital

Smoke from Fire in Tenerife Required Victims to be Transferred to HospitalTwo people were affected by inhalation of smoke from a fire in a kitchen of a house in Playa Paraiso in the Municipality of Adeje in Tenerife.

The 112 Emergency Service reported that the incident happened around midday, and those affected were a woman of 38 years and a young person of 18 years.

Both were overcome by smoke inhalation, and had to be transferred to a hospital centre in the south of Tenerife.

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​Residents Became Actors of History of Tegueste in Tenerife

Residents Became Actors of History of Tegueste in Tenerife

Tegueste in Tenerife just held its event held called La Librea with the help of over 600 local residents.

This involved local people from Tegueste representing the customs and traditions of the 17thCentury, and to thank their patron, the Virgin of the Los Remedios, for protecting them from pests, epidemics and attacks by pirates.

The Municipality of Tegueste described this magical night as of Cultural Interest.

Time was turned back to the year of 1600, and 600 residents became actors to represent what life was like in Tegueste, when English pirates were continually attacking the town, and performed an amazing spectacle for those watching and learning about history through drama.

This amazing night brought to life history and traditions, but is only celebrated every four years, so the next spectacular will be in September 2022!

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New Project in Tenerife to Regulate Industrial Discharges

New Project in Tenerife to Regulate Industrial DischargesThe Insular Council of Water of the Government of Tenerife has announced a new project to improve the current state of industrial discharge from the commercial estate of Guimar.

To begin this project, it is first necessary to gain the support of the municipalities of Guimar, Candelaria and Arafo.

It is planned that this new project would help to regulate the discharges from the industries based at this industrial estate, and avoid any further environmental disasters.

At present, support has been approved by the Municipality of Candelaria. The other two municipalities have yet to formally approve this measure, but have previously given their support to resolving the current problems.

This looks like a green light for the Industrial Wastewater Station (EDARI), and the tender for this project should be issued later this year at a cost of around seven million euros.

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Improving Access to Teide from Arona in Tenerife

Improving Access to Teide from Arona in TenerifeThe first phase of the works to improve the access road to the Teide National Park from Arona has started at La Escalona and Vilafor. This is a section of five kilometres that corresponds to the one of busiest access routes to Mount Teide.

These works, which have a budget of 900,000 euros, consist of improving and upgrading the road surface.

Due to the fact that the works are being carried out during daytime hours, drivers are requested to exercise extreme caution and pay attention to signalling.

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Humpback Whale Off Coast of Tenerife with Health Difficulties

Humpback Whale Off Coast of Tenerife with Health DifficultiesThe Wildlife Recovery Centre La Tahonilla of the Government of Tenerife has just helped an 11-metre humpback whale that had been sighted off the south coast of the island.

The cetacean presented different health problems and for this reason different measures were taken to monitor it.

The Guardia Civil asked for collaboration from local residents to keep recreational boats well away from this humpback whale to reduce its stress and causing it more problems.

Technicians of the Biodiversity Unit of the Government of Tenerife said that they had detected various health conditions, such as external parasites, symptoms of exhaustion and a low level of weight.

The humpback whale (magaptera novaeangliae) is a cetacean that can be found i

n any sea or ocean, with the exception of the Arctic Circle. They usually inhabit more temperate waters during their breeding season, and a probable cause for sighting it in this area.

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​Goats and Sheep Living Wild in Rural Park of Tenerife

Goats and Sheep Living Wild in Rural Park of Tenerife

Over 400 goats and sheep are currently living wild in the Rural Park of Anaga and Teno in Tenerife.

It is difficult to locate these due to thick vegetation. They live freely in the Rural Park of Anago where around 240 have been counted, and the others live in the Rural Park of Teno. No one owns these goats and sheep, but they are putting at risk the unique environment where they are living.

To reverse this situation, the Government of Tenerife is carrying out a programme to relocate these animals to farms on the island, after spending a period of quarantine to ensure they do not transmit any disease. It is hoped this project will be completed by the end of the year.

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​European Nautical Tourism in La Palma

European Nautical Tourism in La Palma

The port of Santa Cruz de La Palma is now part of the Odyssea Network of Tourism, which represents the growth of European maritime cities. This was formalised in the framework of the Ecotur-Blue Transnational Conference.

This is an important step that has given Santa Cruz de La Palma the opportunity to interact with 80 other European port cities through this network, and to stand out as an example of nautical tourism.

The objective is to meet the needs of tourists and sailors, who once they arrive at the port of Santa Cruz will receive all the necessary information for their stay on the island.

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​Casa de Cultura in Mogan in Gran Canaria to be Reopened

Casa de Cultura in Mogan in Gran Canaria to be Reopened

After 16 years of closure, the Casa de Cultura in Mogan in Gran Canaria will reopen in 2020, after agreement was signed between the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the Canary Islands and the Municipality of Mogan.

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Government of the Canary Islands will allocate 1,806,887 euros to complete the construction of this Casa de Cultura, which is an infrastructure that has been paralysed since 2002.

The Mayor of Mogan, Onalia Bueno, thanked the Government of the Canary Islands and said, “This is an agreement that will make it possible for us to have in the centre of the historic centre an infrastructure that is going to be a beacon of culture that will give an added value to the Municipality.

The objective of this project is to house a theatrical space as the main theme, as well as for teaching and development of different disciplines.

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Another Migrant Boat Arrives in Lanzarote

The number of migrants arriving by boat in Lanzarote raised to 15, after others were later found that added to the 11 discovered in the boat.

Police organised a search for those missing from the wooden boat about six metres long, and first sighted during the afternoon between the beach of Papagayo and Punta Gorda, which was thought to have transported up to 20 people.

Members of Yaiza Policia Local, Maritime Rescue and Lanzarote Firefighters worked together to search and identify these migrants, and to provide them with health checks. One migrant was diagnosed with hypoglycaemia and was transferred to a local health centre.

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​New Viewpoint Overlooking the Port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

New Viewpoint Overlooking the Port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Augusto Hidalgo, Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria visited the construction work of the new viewpoint overlooking the port of Las Palmas to check on the progress of these improvements and to make sure that the project will meet the deadline for completion before the end of the year.

These improvements include the renovation to the entrance to the city from the sea, so that it will serve as an interurban connection for cruise ship passengers, and residents of Santa Catalina Park, Las Canteras Beach, Mesa y Lopez Avenue and the Port.

This project, which has a budget of 3.6 million euros, is based in a space of over 5,000 square metres between the Naval Base and Santa Catalina Pier. It will be built at three heights and will have a linear walkway, which will function as a viewpoint over the sea.

Two canopies will also be installed to provide shade, and for its triangular geometric shape, it will pay homage to the tradition sailing ships of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The Mayor said “These works will provide the capital with views of water in the centre of the city that provides a different perspective of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the port, and with a new area of recreation within an environment which is in deep transformation.”

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​Innovative Projects Launched in Gran Canaria

Innovative Projects Launched in Gran Canaria

The University Foundation of Las Palmas has just announced the prize winners for projects that demonstrate innovation and entrepreneurship. After a first pre-selection of 45 projects, 12 were selected to reach the final phase, which consisted of a presentation to a jury that made the final decisions to award four of these projects with a prize of 5,375 euros each.

Therefore, 4 Canarian entrepreneurs will now be able to launch their projects.

David Macias created Mofuvideo, a program to create videos in record time, and sharing your screen, webcam and microphone.

Francisco Bora Garnica created ACACE, a software program to reduce the costs for Canarian e-commerce shipments, reduce the tariffs of parcel suppliers and enable users to create a company headquarters at the planned destination.

Fayna Mendoza created Yonogluten.es, an online store dedicated to the sale of gluten-free food.

Gerardo Morales created Wimmic, a program to create videos for satellite communications in moving vehicles.

These projects will now receive their grant to start up their business ideas, with initiatives that incorporate relevant aspects of the digital field, to create employment in the Canary Islands and help boost the talent of local residents.

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​Charity Event with Local Barbers in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Charity Event with Local Barbers in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

This September hosts the third Barberos Solidarios charity event on the beach of Las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, when Canarian barbers will be offering to cut hair, trim beards and give relaxing massages for a very economic price, and the money raised will support local charities.

The Councillor for Employment and Tourism, Pedro Quevedo, and Councillor for Mobility, Economic Promotion and City of the Sea, Jose Eduardo Ramirez, announced that for the third time, the Barberos Solidarios will take place on 15 and 16 September in the Plaza de Saulo Toron.

La Asociaction Pequeño Valiente and Social Dining Rooms operated by San Pedro de La Isleta and Life4Pitbull Canarias will be recipients of the money raised.

All those who want to collaborate are asked for a donation of 4 euros for haircuts or massage, and these will be offered by 40 barbers representing all the Canary Islands.

Jose Eduardo Ramirez said, “This initiative was launched by the Barberos Solidarios Platform in 2016, and does not hesitate to contribute time and knowledge of dozens of professionals from across the Canary Islands in order to show, in a very original way, what is possible with very little, and to collaborate in the daily development of activities that help many people who need it.”

In addition to the haircuts, beard grooming and massages, the organisers have prepared a charity race that will run along the beach of Las Canteras, and those who wish to participate just have to pay 1 euro, which will be added to the funds raised for charity.

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​Body Discovered in Gran Canaria Relates to Missing Man Reported Earlier

Body Discovered in Gran Canaria Relates to Missing Man Reported Earlier

Police report that the body discovered in the ravine in the neighbourhood of Zarate in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria corresponds to Manuel Delgado Medina, who disappeared on 31 August.

The body was discovered by local resident of Zarate, who was walking with his dog, and the found the corpse of a man in an advanced state of decomposition.

It seems that the body remained outdoors in the Barranco de Osorio, between the neighbourhood of Zarate and San Juan de Dios, in Las Palma de Gran Canaria, and in an area of difficult access.

The first hypothesis indicated that this body was that of Manuel Delgado Medina, 83 years of age, and who had been reported missing on 31 August. However, the clothing of Manuel Delgado at the time of his disappearance did not match the description of the clothing on the body of the victim.

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Archaeologists Discover Ancient Engraved Rock in Gran Canaria

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Engraved Rock in Gran CanariaArchaeologists who had been exploring the ancient Guanche temple of La Fortaleza in the Municipality of Santa Lucia de Tirajana have found an important archaeological item in a defined space called structure 7.

This finding is a block of basalt with engravings of linear markings that are dated to the pre-Hispanic era, and these engraving by Canarian aborigines or Guanche provide new evidence of early culture and society in the Canary Islands.

This finding is unique as it is a stone that was part of a mural, and later reused as construction material for an aboriginal house. This basalt block measures 52 cm in length with engravings made with rock, and not with metallic materials.

The researchers now believe that these line drawings were used to calculate time or displayed an emblem.

This finding is reported to be a milestone, because it highlights that there could be many similar engravings, which were believed to be engraved with metallic materials and dated after the Spanish Conquest, but were actually engraved with rock and belong to the pre-Hispanic era of Gran Canaria.

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