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ALICANTE TRAIN TUNNEL FIRE TESTS NEW CONTROL SYSTEM

A major fire was set to sweep through the Serra Grossa rail tunnel in Alicante this weekend, but fortunately it was intentional and part of a test of a new emergency management system, and was closely monitored by fire fighters and the city’s Departmen…

CLEVER COUNTERFEITER ARRESTED BY NATIONAL POLICE

Officers from the National Police have arrested a 48 year old Spanish citizen in Murcia, on suspicion of a crime of counterfeiting, seizing fake notes to the value of 6.390 euro.
The suspect is believed to have manufactured counterfeited 20 and 50 eu…

NAVAL HEAD VISITS PILAR

One of the most senior figures in Spain´s military, the sub-delegate of defence based in Alicante and naval Captain, José Antonio Martínez Losada, met with José Fidel Ros, the Mayor of Pilar de la Horadada, this week, along w…

SIX ILLEGAL HOUSES FOR DEMOLITION IN TABARCA

Despite a judge ordering the eviction and demolition of six illegal houses on the island of Tabarca, representatives of the courts are still unable to gain access.
Sources told the media that technicians were in the area for over 13 hours but couldn’…

PUSHPA PUSHES THE BOAT OUT

PUSHPA PUSHES THE BOAT OUT

After the huge success of two recent events in December Pushpa Khimji owner of The Spice Hut in Quesada has combined the two events and will be holding a charity event on Friday January 31st. There will be “An Indian Experience” and a Very Special “Eat As Much As You Like” Vegetarian Buffet!

Pushpa is joining a small but growing band of local companies who have joined forces to support the Children’s Home in Elche. There will be an invitation to enter a free competition to win a prize of a menu for one and to receive a copy of the new monthly newsletter with all sorts of events and special offers!

Annette and Dave English official fundraisers for the charity will be invited to hold a raffle to raise money for The Children’s Home in Elche and Annette will tell the guests just what the money raised for the children goes towards paying for.

As part of the Indian Experience Pushpa will give a short talk on the medicinal properties of some spices, she will be launching Spices for Sale and 10% of any spice sales will be donated to the charity and after the extraordinary buffet, Pushpa will invite some ladies to experience wearing a sari! This event starts at 1.00p.m. and there will be a demonstration of how to make pakoras which the guests will then be able to try.

Wine will be at the special price of €1.50 a glass and free Indian style nibbles will be complimentary. The full buffet will give guests a chance to try some of the dishes they know about but also some authentic dishes that they have probably not tried before. There will be salads and dips, papadums and pickles, pakoras, vegetable curry, dal, bombay potato and rice and plain naans – all this for just €7.90!

Pushpa will also be supporting “The Smarties Project” created by Spanish Life Properties and launched at Quesada Country Club and each guest will be given a tube of smarties with simple instructions – take smarties home – eat the smarties and then please fill the tube with 20 cent coins – bring full tubes to QCC or The Spice Hut and watch the Smartie Barometer Grow!

Booking for this event is advisable and you can book by email: puspakhimji@hotmail.com or by calling 966 731 063.

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LIFE DRAWING DEMONSTRATION AND DROP-IN SESSION AT ROJALES ARTISTS CAVES

LIFE DRAWING DEMONSTRATION

Whilst being the exhibiting artist in the Sala Mengolero (art gallery) of the Cuevas del Rodeo (artists’ caves in Rojales), Martin Robinson has been running free weekly painting demonstrations/workshops there.

The final workshop he is offering will be life drawing on Monday 27th from 12 noon to 2 pm when he will be painting Italian model Alex B in oils whilst offering anyone else the opportunity to have a go free – although there will be a box for donations towards the model’s fee.

Although the nude is not the subject generally chosen by those starting to paint, Martin has found, like so many other artists before him, that it is essential in developing the skill creating confidence for the artist. (It is often said, “If you can draw life, you can draw anything!”)

He hopes by running an open life drawing drop-in session to demystify the subject and produce interest in those who wish to develop their artistic skills.

The photos attached show Alex B sitting for artists and a picture of model Victoria painted in oils by Martin during one of his previous drop-in sessions at the caves.

Directions to the Cuevas del Rodeo can be found on-line at: www.CostaArt.Net/caves.html

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STUDIO32 – SWEET CHARITY

STUDIO32 – SWEET CHARITY

“Following the success of their widely acclaimed first show, the pantomime Aladdin, Studio Thirty Two will be performing the musical ‘Sweet Charity’ in June.

Set in a dance hall in New York, “Sweet Charity” is the bittersweet and often humorous story of Charity Hope Valentine, a hostess who falls in love too easily.

The story centres on Charity’s love relationship with a neurotic man, Oscar, whom she meets when they get trapped in an elevator.

The show is filled with energetic songs and dances, including “Big Spender” (made famous by Shirley Bassey) and “Rhythm of Life” (made famous by Sammy Davis Jnr).”

Auditions and rehearsals for ‘Sweet Charity’ will begin in February. For anyone considering ‘treading the boards’ and having fun, come and see us at our open day at Casa Ventura in San Luis on 29th January at 3.30pm where you will be able to find out more about our next show.

Visit our website: www.studiothirtytwo.org, or email: studiothirtytwo2013@gmail.com, or telephone 966 318 019 for further details.”

The next Art & Crafts Market at Rojales Caves will be held on Sunday 2nd February from 11 am

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POST- ABORTION SYNDROME

The Abortion Act prohibits the advertising campaigns of abortion clinics. But what is to be deleted is the abortion, like slavery was abolished . Voluntary termination of pregnancy ( abortion ) has serious consequences for the woman.

When an innocent is killed through abortion , the first victim is the unborn baby. The second victim is tormented mother . Millions of young people have sunk into fraud abortion , and almost all are grieving what is known as ” post-abortion syndrome .” This is recognized even more significant abortionist institution of the universe , the International Planned Parenthood Federation , by asserting that ” the incidence of post- abortion trauma, surgical abortions for young , can reach up to 91 % of cases”.

Young women who abort begin to suffer the “post- abortion ” symptoms , ie anxiety , despair , delusions , insomnia , drunkenness , drug addiction, hopelessness , psychosis and suicide.

The Government of Finland have revealed seven times more suicides among youth who had abortions , according to the latest report on a sample of more than 9,000 women . A shocking and pathetic study. People think nothing happens to girls who have abortions because it is legal , however they are affected by mental illness , 64% enter psychiatric sanatorium after abortion , according to research from the University of Baltimore , USA , and ” 59% suffer severe and permanent psychiatric disorders,” according to the Royal Academy of Obstetrics of the UK.

Another serious consequences of abortion, reported in recent years, is breast carcinoma. Along with the great increase of cancers of the reproductive system of women, breast cancer has increased dramatically in the past 20 years, in all countries where abortion has spread.

Dr. Nathanson, who was an advocate of abortion in the United States, including the one that ended the life of his own son, and was converted to the faith in the Catholic Church, testified: “Humanity today regrets yesterday’s slavery, and soon will be ashamed of the crime of abortion. “

clementeferrer3@gmail.com Author and journalist Clemente Ferrer has led a distinguished career in Spain in the fields of advertising and public relations. He is currently President of the European Institute of Marketing.

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DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE

Campaign Coordinator, European Representative Eva Ortiz, and Provincial General Secretary, José Juan Zaplana, held a conference with local councillors and elected representatives of six different nationalities from the European Union.

On the 11th January 2013 PP councillors and representatives from various localities from within the Province of Alicante all originating from relevant countries and nationalities from the European Union were invited to a meeting with José Juan Zaplana the General secretary of the Partido Popular in the province of Alicante, César Sánchez the General Campaign coordinator, also attending the meeting was General Coordinator Eva Ortiz from European parliament.

Specifically, the meeting brought together German, British, Italian, Dutch, Belgian and French Mayors, councillors and representatives from the Political PP Party from within the Province of Alicante. They addressed the concerns on behalf of the European residents. The Partido Popular shall include those concerns in their roadmap to Europe.

Over all, the conclusions of the conference were focused on locating the key and planning the main strategic points for the forthcoming campaign, which will start in the coming months.

It was expressed to the three provincial officials that European residents have chosen the Province of Alicante as the ideal place to develop their life projects and, in return, it is essential to involve them in decisions that affect them in their daily lives. The European representatives also expressed that the coordinators should work closely to the residents and take into account their concerns so they can forward them on to the people who can solve them.

The commitment from the Partido Popular is to adapt the messages from the meeting into reality for the European residents and to develop and sustain a continued working relationship basis to understand and resolve the actual requests…

Special emphasise was made that to be able to vote in the European elections, European residents must apply by 31st January in their local Town Hall.

The general coordinator of the Campaign, César Sánchez, said that “this is not an isolated event. We will continue. We want the European residents to really feel that the Partido Popular is close to them and their problems. We are the solution, not part of the problem. ”

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GUARDIA CIVIL COMPLAIN OF MARITIME DEFICIENCIES

Despite being set to take delivery of a new fleet of motor launch boats in the near future, the maritime division of the Guardia Civil across Valencia are unable to effectively staff their current flotilla, according to the Asociación Unificada …