Have you received a postal vote for the EU elections?

Have you received a postal vote for the EU elections?

If you have, you might be able to help. One person has received one which included a Brexit Party leaflet. Without being Leavist or Remainist, it is being viewed seriously by a QC that any political leaflet was included, so can anyone who got a postal ballot please let me know if theirs included any political party leaflets of any sort? If they did, please don’t just post below. I need to know your constituency (Parliamentary and European), and have photographic evidence of the leaflet included. So please could you email them to me at help@janetanscombe.com. If you had one and chucked it, then please do post below – even anecdotal evidence might be useful because this could be election fraud.

Source: Janet Anscombe

Can you help find this missing man?

Can you help find this missing man?

Donato Rosa Oramas has been missing from El Médano since Friday 10 May. He is 57 years old, 1.67m tall, has short grey hair, and when last seen was wearing a black tracksuit with white side bands, blue sandals and a brown and white striped polo shirt. If anyone can help locate him please call the numbers on the poster or any police or emergency services on 112.

Road closures in southwest Tenerife this weekend for the 29th Rallye Villa de Adeje

Road closures in southwest Tenerife this weekend for the 29th Rallye Villa de Adeje

Updated 10 May: Adeje Ayuntamiento has released the scheduling and routes for tomorrow, Saturday, the second day of the rally. The information from the council is as follows:

Day 2: Adeje Rally routes
(Yesterday we posted the routes for today, Friday. Here we are including the routes and times for tomorrow, Saturday-. Remember, tomorrow afternoon from about 5.30 the prize giving and presentations will take place in the Adeje municipal pavilion.)
Saturday Rally routes
Saturday’s rally will be 250 kilometres, 71.5 of which will be a time trial, the first car will be leaving the park area in the Siam Mall commercial centre at 9am.

Remember that there will be road closures along race routes from one and a half hours before each race section begins, and the ‘double zero’ car has passed (about 20 minutes in advance of the first car), and the public may not approach the start or finish areas or walk on the inside of any section of the race route.

RECORD: José A. Suárez – Cándido Carrera (Hyundai i20 R5) 8’35”5
DEPTARTURE POINT: On the TF-51, Arona to Vilaflor, at the point where the road climbs to Escalona. Access from the centre of Arona town.
HALFWAY STAGE: From San Miguel by the TF-565 to Escalona or to Jama. From Vilaflor along the TF-51 at the crossroads to Llanos Trevejo.
FINISH : On the TF-51, in the l Roque (San Miguel) town centre. Access from the TF-28 (main road).
First phase: 10:00 (road closed: 8:30)
Second phase: 14:20 (Road closed: 12:50)

RECORD: José A. Suárez – Cándido Carrera (Hyundai i20 R5) 6’44”5
Departure point TF-28, exiting the Granadilla town centre, direction Arico.
HALFWAY STAGE : Multiple accesses along the TF-28 (South Main Road). For example, from Chimiche, Los Blanquitos yand other local access roads to the TF-1.
FINISH: TF-28, By the Cisnera Repsol service station (Arico)
First phase: 10:45 (Road closed 9:15)
Second phase: 15:05 (Road closed 13:35)

RECORD: José A. Suárez – Cándido Carrera (Hyundai i20 R5) 5’52”1
DEPARTURE POINT: TF-28, leaving Arico, direction Fasnia.
HALFWAY POINT: Multiple Access points along the TF-28 main road with local exits to the TF-1
FINISH: TF-28, Los Morales, Access from Fasnia by the TF-28 or from las Eras (TF-1).
First phase 11:20 (Road closed 9:50)
Second phase: 15:40 (Road closed 14:10)

ROUTE G (10 &14) ADEJE-BP SHOW (1,1 KMS)
RECORD: José A. Suárez – Cándido Carrera (Hyundai i20 R5) and Surhayen Pernía – Rogelio Peñate (Hyundai i20 R5) 1’02”6
This section takes place in the Karting Club Tenerife. The clock starts when the cars leave the boxes before departure from the pitlane. The finish point is at the start of the circuit. Easy Access from the TF-1 and Cho-Parque La Reina or Las Chafiras.
First phase: 12:25 (Road closed 10:55)
Second phase: 16:45 (Road closed 15:15)

On completion of this section competitors will head for Adeje town for the ‘new’ final pass by at the entrance to the municipal Pavilion where the prize giving will take place. From 17.30.

Source: Janet Anscombe

Tenerife will be host in September 2019 to the XVII World Photography Championship and the III World Underwater Video Championship

Tenerife will be host in September 2019 to the XVII World Photography Championship and the III World Underwater Video Championship

The Tenerife Cabildo has announced that the island will be this year’s host to the XVII World Photography Championship and the III World Underwater Video Championship. The event will be held in the Marina del Sur in Las Galletas between 17 and 22 September, and will bring together specialists from twenty countries to compete for the two titles.

The competition is organised by the Spanish Federation of Underwater Activities (Fedas) and the Canarian Federation of Underwater Activities (Fedecas), both in collaboration with the Cabildo, the Canarian Government, the Consejo Superior de Deportes, the Spanish Olympic Committee, LaLiga Sports and Arona Ayuntamiento. It is also supported by Diving Coral Sub, Buceo Tenerife, Claumar, Paradise Divers, Club de Buceo Rincón de Arona, Club La Morena, Okeanos Tenerife Diving Center, Dive Tenerife and Sa Caleta Tenerife Dive Center.

Competitors already confirmed will be coming from Germany, Belgium, South Korea, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Holland, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Spain itself, the latter including Tenerife’s Sacha Lobenstein, World runner-up in this field.

The main competition areas are Punta de la Luna (Las Rayas), Las Rosas (La Atlántida) and Montaña Amarilla, all in Las Galletas, as well as Los Obispos (El Bufadero) in Los Cristianos. Reserve areas are Los Champiñones and Los Callejones. Each photographer may submit up to five photographs for the championship, as well as one photo in each of the following categories:

  • Free Macro – Macro or zoom photography of any theme, except the main championship theme. Details of a fish or theme for Thematic photos (see immediately below) are not valid in this category.
  • Thematic Photo – Photo with a specific theme. Each Championship has a specific theme that is representative of the championship location. The theme will change for each championship and will be defined by the CMAS Visual Commission. This photo can be taken with any aim and photos with a diver are not admissible. For this championship the theme is: Cartilaginous fish (scientific name Chondrichthyes)
  • Fish – A picture of a fish or shoal that only involves the natural attitudes of these creatures. Details of a fish are allowed if it is possible to define the fish in its species, name and biotype. The photo can be taken with a close-up lens (macro) or any other lens.
  • Wide Angle without Diver – Wide angle photo without any diver, showing the beauty of underwater nature like fauna and flora.
  • Wide Angle with Diver – Wide angle photo, including a diver who will be the assistant. A diver in apnea or free diving will not be accepted.

The opening ceremony will take place at Los Cristianos Cultural Centre on Tuesday 17 September, with a reconnaisance outing to the competition areas on Wednesday morning and documents and draws for the competition on Wednesday evening. The trials will take place over Thursday and Friday. The jurors will deliberate on Saturday with the official ceremony scheduled for 7pm in the Infanta Leonor Auditorium. There is information about the regulations and requirements from Fedas’ official site HERE (if you have a problem with the link, just remove the “s” from the https on the URL).

Source: Janet Ancombe 

Summer 2019 weather: warm front due to arrive this weekend in first real hot spell of summer 2019

In the first real hot spell of summer 2019, Aemet has forecast a warm front coming from Africa from Friday. Aemet says that the temperatures, which are expected to rise to around 32º, even higher in some spots, are “exceptionally high for this time of year”. As so often, this sort of hot front will be accompanied by calima, and this can adversely affect those with breathing and eye conditions: anyone with either, and especially with a respiratory condition, is advised to take particular care. For official health advice please see HERE. The hot front is currently expected to last until Tuesday, though obviously such forecasts can and frequently do change as conditions evolve.

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