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Lions Grand summer Draw – winners announced

Posted by dolly diver on September 3, 2008
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Lions Grand summer draw - Green Corner - Los GigantesFor full details of the Lions Grand Summer draw which took place at the Green Corner – Los Gigantes  on Friday 29th Aug 2008

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Tapas Route winner

Posted by dolly diver on September 3, 2008
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Tapas route winnerThe awards presentation of the recent “Ruta de la Tapa”. (tapas route) competition took place at the Town hall last week by the Mayor, Juan Ramos Damian Gorrín.

The competition was organized by the Department of Trade and Tourism, in collaboration with the employers’ association, Dealers Santiago del Teide and Eating Plan de Tenerife.

The contest, held during the first ten days of August, had a total of 25 participating bars and restaurants from the Santiago del Teide district.

There were 3 judges, one member proposed by the Department of Trade and Tourism of the council, one by the employers’ association of the municipality and a third by the Food Plan de Tenerife.

The outcome of the contest was as follows:

A first prize of € 300 was awarded to the Restaurant La Taberna de Verin, Edif Eva – Los Gigantes, whose tapa was called “La Tapa de Verin”

Second prize of € 200, went to Tuscany Restaurant, in Playa de La Arena, for their entry called “ Montadito la Toscana”. (montaditos Tuscany).

Third prize of € 100 went to Little Italy Restaurant ,Tamara – Los Gigantes, for their tapa called “Champiñones Rellenos de Salsa de Queso”. (Mushrooms Stuffed with Cheese Sauce).

The event was also attended by representatives of participating restaurants in this first ever “Ruta de la Tapa”. All entrants were handed a diploma of participation.

“Sea Lion Island” in Siam Park

Posted by dolly diver on September 1, 2008
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Sea lionsThree female sea lions aged 3, 11 and 21 years old have finally arrived in their new home at Siam Park. It will take several more journeys this week until all 17 sea lions have been moved from Loro Parque to Siam Park, making it one of the most important homes for these mammals in the whole of Spain. The sea lions are transported with great care, using a special vehicle fitted just for them and accompanied by a vet and 5 professionals responsible for their welfare.

The sea lions have quickly acclimatized to their new home which has been designed especially for them and which forms a mini water park where they can relax on the beach and rocks in the sunshine or body surf as they catch the waves made by their own wave. The sea lion pool can be found at the entrance of the park in the plaza. They really set the scene for a day out in Siam Park as they show everyone what a great time can be had playing in and out of the water. The sea lion pool, with a volume of 1,500m2 of sea water, has its own nursery area where mothers will give their babies swimming lessons and an area where the carers can look after animals individually if they need to separate them. The Thai Tea House has a great view across the sea lion pool, where you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat for breakfast before hitting the attractions. Thanks to the great care the sea lions have received in Loro Parque, over the past few years there have been quite a few additions to the family!

The “Zalophus Californian” sea lions weight between 61 and 255kg and can reach up to 2m in length. Their diet is made up for fresh fish which they love, squid and cuttlefish, eating up to 9 kilos a day! They are extremely sociable animals and live in groups in and out of the water. With the female sea lions, their pregnancy can last a year, they only have one baby and have a tendency to give birth in June. The male sea lions are much bigger than the females and can weigh up to 400 kg. All the sea lions in Siam Park are still to reach their mature weight.

Island ring road update

Posted by dolly diver on September 1, 2008
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According to the department for public works and transport, work has already begun on the road which links the island ring road, which is being constructed between Adeje and Santiago del Teide with the new port at Fonsalía.

The five kilometres stretch, with a six per cent gradient, will descend to an area between Playa San Juan and Alcalá connecting directly with the port, allowing a high speed connection between the TF-47 and the southern motorway.

The new road will have dual lanes on the climb and one on the descent. It will join the ring road which will have dual carriageway lanes in both directions. There will be no urban junctions or roundabouts, making an average saving of journey time of more than ten minutes.

Work has been going at a good pace for the past four months in the area of Armeñime. Speed has been restricted on the stretch between the end of the motorway and Los Menores while a diversion road is created allowing traffic to flow while work continues on the main section.

Work is also under way between Los Menores and Tijoco. According to the department of public works, earth moving is well advanced and many drainage works and underpasses are complete.

Work is also well advanced between Tejina de Isora and Arguayo where many ravines have been crossed and underpasses completed.

The southern section of the island ring road is supposed to be completed within 36 months and has a budget of 167.8 million euros.

Gloria-EstefanGloria Estefan, the world’s most successful Latin-American singer who is considered to be the “Queen of Latin Pop”, will be in concert at the Centro Insular de Atletismo in Tenerife (CIAT) on 19th September, 2008, her first ever performance in Tenerife.

She will be accompanied by her band, the legendary Miami Sound Machine, and she has already announced that her show, in which she will present her latest record, “90 millas”, will include all the hits from throughout her career. Boleros, salsa and son are the Cuban rhythms of such emblematic songs Mi tierra and Oye mi canto, which will be combined with such successes as Píntame de colores (one of the songs from 90 Millas) Lo nuestro and No llores. Anything for you, Can’t stay and Reach will bring back her records from the eighties and nineties, sung in English. All this show will be part of a great production with the seal of the singer’s husband, Emilio Estefan, one of the world’s most important musical producers.

The tickets, at the price of 30 euros in the general area and 40 with a seat on the stand can be obtained at the usual points of sale or on the web page.