Library reading section reopens

Library reading section reopens

Adeje 19 June 2020

 

Adeje library opens the reading room; users will need to book in advance

 

Capacity will be limited to 7 people and there will be two sessions, 8am to 11am and 11am to 2pm

 

The Adeje library, part of the department of Education under Councillor María Clavijo Maza, will reopen the reading room from next Monday June 22nd. To make this possible the library will be operating with two sessions, from 8am to 11am and 11am to 2pm. Capacity will be limited to 7 people at any one time, all users will be required to wear a mask at all times, and the area will be cleaned and disinfected after each session.

 

The Adeje public library opened to the public again on May 18th, in a phased manner, controlled and operating via prior appointments for people who wished to return books. Before opening the library had made the necessary changes to the centre, part of the on-going process to reintroduce the library services over a phased time.

 

The councillor said that “for now we are opening the reading section downstairs so that we can control capacity at all times, guaranteeing the safety of library visitors and, of course, the staff”. She underlined that “we are working on the opening of the library bit by bit, offering the services the library has always made available to the public, but it will take time”.

 

The library continues to prioritise those users who consult the online catalogue https://www3.gobiernodecanarias.org/bibliotecavirtual and reserve the book they want to borrow or consult in situ.  The library staff will be the only ones permitted to get the material from the stacks to bring to the library user in question.

 

Books that are lent will be disinfected upon their return to the library and ‘quarantined’ for 14 days.  There is a zone reserved for returns and the lending time has been increased to 30 days for all kinds of material that can be borrowed.

 

The public is reminded that the newspaper reading section remains closed as are the study sections, the public computers and there are currently no cultural activities taking place here either.

 

We recommend that users also consult online free services offered by the Canarian public libraries network-

 

      Virtual library  absysNET Opac, general catalogue, interesting links, tutorials, etc.

 https://www3.gobiernodecanarias.org/bibliotecavirtual

       Digital platform for borrowing books, media, eBiblio Canarias:

 https://canarias.ebiblio.es/opac/

       Digital Plataform for borrowing films, TV programmes, documentaries, eFilm Canarias:

 https://canarias.efilm.info/es/canarias/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Communications

Adeje is inviting RENEWALS in sports sessions, art and English classes

Adeje is inviting RENEWALS in sports sessions, art and English classes

Adeje 17 June 2020

 

Adeje is inviting RENEWALS in sports sessions, art and English classes

 

Registered users will receive an SMS in the coming days offering an appointment for renewal times

 

The Adeje sports department, under Councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, has announced that the offices will be open for RENEWALS for sports, and for art and English classes from this Thursday, June 18th. Those already registered as users will receive an SMS offering an appointment to attend at the Las Torres sports centre to renew their registration for the 2020-21 season.  (Those wishing to register for the first time will be given a date to do so later)

 

Appointments are being organised in groups relating to last year’s activities, and you can only renew registration via a prior appointment.  The offices hours are Monday – Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm and 4pm – 8pm.

 

The councillor stated, “to all those who are preparing to renew their membership/courses registration, we remind you that you can use the quota paid for the second half of the previous season towards paying for this year – and if you are not renewing you can ask for your money back – check in the sports office”.

 

People with further questions or who need to confirm their status can phone 922 756200 (Ext 6009 – 6012).

 

The forms for reclaiming money paid for the second quota last year, and that for arranging direct debits can be downloaded – https://www.adeje.es/deporte/campana-deportiva

 

Among the sporting activities open to Adeje residents are dance, basketball, boxing, football, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, karate, tennis, Pilates, volleyball, yoga, and many more.  There are also courses in art, English, massage, wellbeing techniques, which will also be open to the public soon.

 

Prevention protocols

To carry out the 2020-2021 registration only one person from a family unit may attend the centre, wearing a mask and gloves, and use their own pen to fill in and sign any form.  You must attend alone.   The entrance to the Las Torres pavilion is now by the parking zone.  Please observe the queuing system, with the recommended separation between you and other members of the public, and the centre’s workers, to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort.

 

It is essential that you disinfect your hands before you enter the centre, and when it is your turn, use the gel that is provided for the public at the door of the centre.  Follow the instructions of the personnel at all times.

 

Once inside the centre and when you have completed the forms, you can, observing your turn, hand in your paperwork.

 

Exit using the main doors of the centre, thus avoiding any overcrowding.

 

 

Department of Communications

Equality School online

Equality School online

Adeje 15 June 2019

Over 300 take part in the III Adeje Equality School online

This is a 100 hour course and is accredited by the University of La Laguna

The Adeje council, hand in hand with the University of La Laguna (ULL), has just announced details of this year’s Adeje Equality School, which will be held online from June 15 to August 30th. This is the third year the course has been run.  It is a 100 hour course and accredited by the Department of Psychological Evolution and Education of the ULL.

“This course, which is free, is made possible thanks to funding from the State Pact against Domestic Violence”, explained the Adeje councillor in charge of Equality Politics, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro. She added that, “given the numbers who applied to take part we did give priority to people who live and/or work in Adeje, and in the south of Tenerife”.

 

This year the course is adapted to the ‘new reality’ that has been caused by Covid-19 and will be online.  100 hours of training divided into 5 modules of 20 hours each.  All course content is related to the promotion of equality and the prevention of and intervention in violence against women in a continuous and specialised manner.

 

The training modules on offer are; Education in equality – games, colours, and songs in infants and primary classrooms; Basic aspects of domestic violence – sensitivities and prevention information in designing good practise; Equality training – preventing gender violence in sports; Keys for prevention, detection, intervention in gender violence in secondary schools; Attention to gender violence – resilience promotion from social bodies.

 

 

The training modules are offered via a Families Network platform (Moodle), or via the Moodle Mobile app.

 

 

 

Department of Communications

Adeje tax payment schedule

Adeje tax payment schedule

Adeje 11 June 2019

 

Adeje extends the local tax payment schedule

 

Given the state of emergency caused by the Covid-19 virus, the Adeje council extended the payment period for all local taxes

 

 

The Adeje council has informed residents that given the state of emergency put in place to combat the Covid-19 virus in Spain, due to the possibility of a grave public sanitation risk, the 2020 local tax payment schedule has been altered.  The decree, signed by Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, sees both payment periods significantly extended.

 

The first payment for taxes and payments for rubbish, road tax and local rates (IBI) is now due anytime from May 18th 2020 to December 18th 2020.

 

The second payment period is from September 1st 2020 to December 18th 2020 and, during this period, taxes on local business activities (IAE), the second rubbish collection payment and the payment for ‘vados’ (no-parking spots on public roads) should be paid

 

 

Department of Communications

 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fix causes Xbox owners more headaches

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fix causes Xbox owners more headaches

The makers of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare say they have “resolved” a problem that caused updates to the video game to be more than twice the size they should have been.

But several players who have tried to take advantage of the fix have reported being worse off as a consequence.

The initial issue led some Xboxes to start downloading an 85 gigabyte file that should have been about 40GB.

And some who cancelled this to try again have lost their main game file.

As a consequence they have had to download the entire title from scratch, entailing a download of more than 100GB.

Call of Duty: Modern WarfareImage copyrightACTIVISION

In theory it should take about four hours to download a file of that size on an average UK home broadband connection.

In practice, however, it takes much longer, because the data cannot be downloaded at the maximum speed if there are too many people trying to do so at once.

Big update

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Season 4 update introduces new weapons, narrative video scenes, maps and bug fixes to Activision’s first-person shooter.

Once downloaded, it takes up only 4GB more storage than the previous version on the hard drive.

Even so, some players have expressed concern at the amount of disc space they are having to give up – as the game has had one of the largest file sizes among mainstream games since its release last year.

On Sony’s PlayStation 4, the installed game can now take up close to 200GB in total – about half disc space available on the basic version.

Owners can, however, delete some of the modes they do not play to free up storage for other games and media.

The update was originally scheduled to have been made available on 3 June but developer Infinity Ward said it had been held back until now to allow people to focus on voices calling for “equality, justice and change” as part of the US protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd.

Activision said the latest version of Modern Warfare had been its bestselling Call of Duty game to date, during a recent analysts briefing.

The company makes money from each season update as players can pay a fee to unlock new content rather than having to spend hours earning it via a series of in-game achievements.

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