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Day: May 14, 2014

Videogame weekend in Almoradí

Compete, share and play the best games Over Friday and Saturday (May 16th-17th), Almoradí will become the hub of the Vega Baja for videogame aficionados for the fourth edition of this annual fiesta. It starts on Friday, from 4pm-11pm, in the Pabellón Venancio Costa, which will be open to the public to come along and play different games. The Saturday is dedicated to more expert players and will run from 4pm right through the night until 8am on Sunday. Participants on this day have to bring their own TV or monitor, console (PS·, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One or Wii) and games with them to be able to compete against and share their enjoyment with other like minded fans. It is free to join in. The event was presented by Councillor for Youth Alfonso García and an expert in organising this type of event, Mariano Vicente García, known as Marvi. New activities for this year include a talk about using social networks and another by a game designer, who will offer information about the creative process and places where training is available. Marvi noted that this edition will have a connection speed of 80 megas and that players are coming not only from all over Alicante province, but places including Madrid, Albacete, Murcia, Valencia and Benidorm. Anyone interested in taking part in the event on Saturday has to register...

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Could you do the Orihuela Costa Triathlon?

Competitors will have to swim 750 metres, cycle 20km and run 5km on Sunday Sport is coming to Orihuela Costa on Sunday (May 18th), when the second edition of the Playas de Orihuela Triathlon, organised by the Tragamillas club, will take place. This event will take place from 10:30am at La Glea beach in Campoamor, and consists of a 750 metre swim, another 20 kilometres by bicycle and finishes with a 5km run. The activity was presented by the Councillors for the Coast, Martina Scheurer and for Sport, Luis Galiano, who revealed that there are already more than 200 competitors but they hope to beat the 250 who took part last year. Anyone who wants to compete in this event can register on the website www.triatlocv.org/inscripciones/triorihuela_2014/index.php. Scheurer reminded that this triathlon used to be held in Torremendo, with the swim in the reservoir. In the end the event was moved to the coast because it also helps to promote Orihuela Costa and its beaches because the participants attract so many...

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A walk in the moonlight

Join a tour of the Almoradí countryside on Friday night On Friday, May 16th, there will be another edition of the popular Almoradí Nocturnal Green Route. To register, which is compulsory but free, sign up at the Tourist Office in the Plaza de la Constitución, where you will receive a ticket for a sandwich and a bottle of water that will be handed out at the halfway point, where the Tropa Lo Trop batukada drumming group will entertain the participants. The route is 7.5 kilometres long and low difficulty. It will leave at 9pm from the Plaza de la Constitución. Don’t forget your...

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Sponsor Charity 4 charities 2015 calendar

They’ve raised over €140,000 in 6 years and promise to make you smile Charity 4 Charities has raised over €140,000 over the last six years. All the money has been used to give other deserving charities the extra help that’s needed to keep going. Over 14 well known charities have received annual cheques of €1,000 each. Some like The Butterfly Children (Debra) have received C4C support each year. This year they aim to continue the good work by pulling out all the stops. They are preparing a calender for 2015. This will be no ordinary calender. All we can tell you is; They will fly out of the window. C4C are offering 12 places on the calender for anyone wishing to advertise their company. If you wish to be entered on the calender, telephone Sandra on 96 671 2803. For anyone wishing to pre-purchase a calender, they cost €10 each. The calenders will be available from October 2014 They promise to make you smile....

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Orihuela lifeguard contract put out to tender

Companies can present their bids Orihuela Town Hall is putting the contract to operate lifeguard service for its beaches out to tender for €325,000, for one year, announced Councillor for the Coast Martina Scheurer, after the current concessionary company, Ambuibérica SYA decided to rescind the contract it was awarded last year for a period of two years until 2015. The objective is for a new company to perform the service “for the rest of this year and for 2015”. She assured that over the Easter period this year, despite complaints, Town Hall technicians checked and “confirmed the personnel were where they were supposed to be and there were two lifeguards on each beach”. The new conditions for the contract drawn up by the Town Hall will be published in the next few days in the Official bulletin of the Province (BOP) and on the municipal website (www.orihuela.es) so that interested companies can present their...

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