Tenerife News in brief

⭕ Advances in the work on the TF-82 as it passes through the municipalities of Icod de los Vinos, Garachico and El Tanque have reached their last phase. The work is divided into two sections and adds an investment budget of more than €2.3 million to improvements in this area.

⭕ The Spanish Red Cross will distribute almost 400 tons of food among 14,744 vulnerable people in the first phase of the 2019 Food Aid Program. Of this 333.226kg will be distributed on the island of Tenerife, 51,866kg in La Palma, 7,981kg in El Hierro and 5,983kg in La Gomera. The Program is co-financed 85% by the European Aid Fund for the Most Disadvantaged People (FEAD) and 15% by the national budget. In total there are three phases planned of which 5 million kilos of food will be distributed in the Canary Islands.

⭕  More than a hundred people affected by fibromyalgia and breast cancer have for July, August, September and October free aqua-therapy treatment in El Medano. This is being provided by the Department of Social Services for Granadilla de Abona and the activity is part of a comprehensive and pioneer program of specialized care for those suffering from this type of illness.

⭕ Residents of Palm Mar are upset by the situation in the vicinity of the old office of the Promotora Urbis, and they want to publicly denounce that the site is in total abandonment, garbage accumulates, there is a proliferation of fleas and rats and the area is being inhabited occasionally by squatters and street people.

⭕ The Centro de Atención Terapéutica Probosco of La Orotava has been collaborating with the Hotel Puerto de la Cruz, Hotel Las Águilas and Hotel El Tope in order to promote leisure and free time for people with intellectual disabilities. Thanks to the agreements signed with the different hotel complexes, people with disabilities can now enjoy, throughout the year, free bonuses such as restaurants, leisure areas, games rooms or special invitations to the different events organized by the hotels themselves.

⭕ Ecological protests resulted in 10,000 signatures on a petition as part of an internet campaign to ask Europe not to grant permits or funds to the planned Fonsalía port project as the work would be detrimental to the Teno-Rasca nature reserve of 69,489 hectares and is protected area.

⭕ The President of the Círculo de Empresarios del Sur de Tenerife has requested that the investments for the infrastructure of the port of Granadilla are completed. The port authorities are busy with the expansion including two million square meters of land for the installation of industries that can benefit from both the free trade zone and the special customs zone that operates in the Canary Islands.

⭕ The “Don Quixote in the World” museum located in the IES Acaymo Mencey Tenerife in Güímar is the only museum dedicated to this work of the Spanish Golden Age in the Canary Islands. It is a unique collection, which is currently made up of 510 works from 86 countries, in 97 different languages, dialects or forms of writing that is open, not only to the educational community but to the public in general.

⭕  On July 12, there was the reopening of the Lago Martiánez Complex swimming pools damaged by the storm of November 2018. The strong waves mainly affected the pavement of the San Telmo pools area.

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The RCNT celebrates a charity gala for ‘Pequeño Valiente’

El Real Club Náutico de Tenerife wants to show once again its commitment to society, therefore, along with the number one Spanish tenor, recognized as one of the best international voices, Celso Albelo, will join them to celebrate a charity event for the Association Children with Cancer in the Canary Islands, a non-profit regional association formed by fathers and mothers in the Canary Islands with children affected by childhood cancer, whose sole objective is to provide children and their families with all the necessary support.

The charity gala will be held at the Nauta facilities on July 21, at 9:00 p.m., with a concert by Celso Albelo accompanied on the piano by Juan Francisco Parra. The price of it will be: dinner €35 and guests without dinner €20. All proceeds from the benefits will go to the NGO.

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Starbucks® presents the exclusive Canary Islands cup

July 15, 2019. Strabucks® pays a special tribute to the Canary Islands with the creation of an exclusive cup inspired by the landscape and local culture.

The design, in shades of blue and purple, is inspired by the volcanic beauty and the proximity of the sea. It has typical details of the islands that remind of the traditions and essence of its people. There is a special nod to the carnival, represented by a headdress, water sports with a surfboard and folklore with the most representative typical costumes. Characteristic symbols of the landscape of the archipelago are also shown, such as a bunch of bananas, its most exported fruit, or the drago tree that grows in subtropical climates of Macaronesia.

The new cup dedicated to the Canary Islands is now available in all the Starbucks® stores in the islands.

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