Day: May 30, 2016

Rojales celebrates great everyday women

Exhibition by local school dedicated to women they admire The entrance hall of Rojales Town Hall is the setting for the exhibition ‘Qué es para ti ser una gran mujer’ (What does being a great woman mean to you), which has been made by pupils and teachers of IES La Encantá secondary school on the higher education course that covers Personal Image, Styling and Hairdressing Management. It contains eight panels that in the pupils own words are “a tribute to everyday heroines” and each one is dedicated to a local working woman. These women have also been given a make over in a new style chosen by the students, who have new changed their hairdos and picked out a change of wardrobe for them. Councillor Inmaculada Chazarra explained the exhibition was put together for International Women’s Day and was at the school but has been moved to the Town Hall so the public can see the specialised teaching being imparted at the school, which is training many people for their future careers, and to highlight the work of women in our society. The women chosen for the exhibition are a cleaner at the school; a woman with breast cancer who works for a charity to help others like her; a rhythmic gymnastics and majorette coach; the councillor, Inma Chazarra; an auxiliary nurse; a martial arts trainer; a physiotherapist; and...

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Orihuela puts beach lifeguards contract out to tender

Companies must provide drones to help rescues and defibrillators Orihuela Town Hall has put the contract to provide lifeguards for the municipality’s beaches over summer and Easter out to tender. The contract is worth up to €420,000 per year and is for two years which can be extended by another two. This is the second attempt in five months to put this contract out to tender after the first time no companies presented any bids and the council had to hire a company to provide the service over Easter. Councillor Rafael Almagro explained there are new conditions this time, which require more human and material resources, including the use of drones to help in an emergency rescue and defibrillators in all the medical kits. There are also required to be four adapted swimming areas for people with disabilities, at La Glea, Cala Bosque, Barranco Rubio and Cala Capitán beaches. The service on the 11 beaches in Orihuela is supposed to be provided from June 15th until September 15th with a total of 38 posts in the mid season and 40 in the high season (July and...

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Take a tour of Cox

Local municipality puts on guided visits An employment training workshop funded by the Vega Baja organisation CONVEGA, the Valencian Government and the EU has set up a programme to show tourists the places of interest and history of the local municipality of Cox. Called ‘Un Paseo Por Cox’ (A Walk Through Cox), it was put together in close collaboration with the Town Hall. A plan of guided and dramatised tours which takes visitors through the streets and places of interest has been designed by the student workers specialising in Tourism Promotion. The dramatised tours feature historical characters who explain the local culture and traditions to visitors. They include the Civil War poet, Miguel Hernández and his wife, Josefina Manresa, and many others from the history of Cox. Participants in the tours will get to visit the local mill, which is now an ethnological museum; the convent; San Juan Bautista parish church and Santa Bárbara castle. More than 400 local schoolchildren have already taken the tours since May the 2nd and the next tour that is open to the general public is on June 5th. There is also an adapted tour for people with disabilities on June 10th. Currently the tours are only available in...

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Guardamar’s National Cookery Contest has a winner

Langostino and Ñora Pepper gastronomic week to follow The chef José Carlos López, from the restaurant L’Estany in Puigcerdà is the winner of the second Guardamar National Ñora y el Langostino Cookery Contest. The municipality is famous for its langostino prawns and the ñora, which is a sun dried red pepper used for flavouring. The final was held in El Jardín, where ten cooks had been preselected from another 29 professionals. López participated with a dish called ‘Guardamar Prawn in the hell of the ñora’, which won the prize of €1,000 an emblem and a diploma. The second prise of €600 was awarded to ‘Guardamar prawn with sea bed and sea water air’ by the chef from the restaurant Palau del Duc in Sagunto, Javier Ramos; and third went to ‘Smoked prawn with ñora coral and plankton with truffle mayonnaise’ by Raúl López of Cook Mediterránea in Elda, who won €400. Gastronomic Week   This contest serves as the perfect prologue for the Ñora and Langostino Gastronomic Week, organised by the Guardamar Restaurateurs Association and the Town Hall, which takes place from June 6th-12th. Throughout the week, special menus based on the ñora pepper and the Guardamar prawn will be served at the restaurants Alvarado’s, Casa Paco, Chema, Club Náutico, El Bocaito, El Jardín, Le Bleu y Rincón de...

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Torrevieja mayor publishes his earnings

José Manuel Dolón keeps promise to donate wages to charity and Green Party The mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón has published the income he received from the Town Hall in 2015, which amounted to €16,016.34 and represents a saving to taxpayers of €75,907.66 compared to what his predecessor, Eduardo Dolón was earning. Eduardo Dolón was paid €4,900 per month in 14 payments per year, which amounts to an annual salary of €68,600. When Social Security payments, which totalled €23,324 are added, this brought the cost to taxpayers to €91,924. Since the local elections last year, Eduardo Dolón has been getting expenses for attending meetings as an opposition councillor and a salary from the Provincial Council of €75,000, plus expenses for attending meetings there. To these costs to the taxpayer, one has to add return journey expenses between Torrevieja and Alicante, including a driver, and Social Security etc. José Manuel Dolón never took a wage for being an opposition councillor in the Town Hall and also renounced a salary when he became mayor. He does receive expenses for attending meetings but has kept a public promise to donate what he gets to various charities and his political party, the Green Party, the amounts of which are also published...

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