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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Santa Cruz Carnival: Gala Election of the Senior Carnival Queen



The carnival contests are back on Wednesday 20 February 2019 with the Gala Election of the Senior Carnaval Queen from the International Fairs and Congress Centre.

Provisional Programme for Santa Cruz Carnival 2019

Most Santa Cruz carnival events are televised via RTVE or RTVC, locally, nationally and internationally or recordings may be found on the CarnavalTVC Youtube channel.

All events are liable to change beyond our control.

Gala elección Reina y Festival agrupaciones de los Mayores | S/C Tenerife 2018

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

There are 3,000 prostitutes in the Canary Islands and researchers issue a warning over the normalisation of the activity

Girls

Some 3,000 women work as prostituties in the Canary Islands, most of them Latin American and Spanish, according to an estimate in the first report on this activity prepared by the University of La Laguna on behalf of the Government of the Canary Islands.

The professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Esther Torrado, who presented the report before the commission of the Parliament of the Canary Islands last Tuesday, has said that women and girls at risk of social vulnerability are those who are more likely to be captured for the trade, a phenomenon whose presence on the street is already infamous, due to the "diversification" of the offer with clubs, flats or through the internet.

The study lasted two years and has had almost 1,700 surveys carried out and the collaboration of professionals close to the activity.

The usual profile of prostitutes in the archipelago is a woman in a precarious economic situation with children and relatives under her care, with little academic training and who, in the case of foreigners, must send money remittances to their country.

Almost all are victims of gender violence and many have suffered sexual, physical or emotional abuse during their childhood.

Torrado points out that prostitution has mutated and bears little resemblance to what was practiced in the 70s and 80s, as international networks predominate controlling the second most economic business in the world through the "commodification" of a woman's body.

The study describes the high mobility of the activity in the islands given that clients demand variety and low prices, hence the 'mafias' try to change the offer frequently, highlighting also a high demand for these services in the islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, which is resolved with 'shipments' from Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Clients of prostitution have a very varied profile from the ideological, social and age point of view, and in general, justify prostitution as a "necessary service", hence the activity is trivialized and minimized, because there is no empathy and as prostitution has become a commodified leisure activity, just like going to buy jeans or shoes.

PORNOGRAPHY, THE PRELUDE TO CONSUMPTION

The ULL warns that young people's early exposure to pornography, through the internet and mobile devices, is a prelude to the consumption of prostitution. From there they go on to prostitution to represent their pornographic fantasies. Torrado has also warned that in young people there has been no affective-sexual education and that they have taken up technology so strongly, which has caught parents and educators off guard.

According to the study, prostitutes distrust the administrations, because they fear that they will take custody of their children and thus prefer to to turn to charities for support.

Island Boogie project will bring together great DJs from the 80s and 90s to carnival

Aimed at the "middle-aged" audience, that is, those who miss good music and remember when you went to a disco and had a great time (that'd be me then!) the Island Boogie project is formed by a collective of DJs who belong to "the vinyl generation", including Real El Canario, Roger S. Morgan, Beat Creator, Bobby Bob, Yeray El Chico, Anthony Play, Fig Bite, Alberto Rodríguez, Esteban Pérez, Juana La Cubana and Víctor Caballeira.

Playing club and carnival classics, Island Boogie will be in the alley of Calle José Murphy, beside the Plaza del Príncipe from Friday 1 March, until the end of Carnival, with the exception of Shrove Tuesday in the Avenida de Anaga.

The Island Boogie project has also been launched as an online 24 hour radio station at islandboogie.net

Via: El cuadrilátero recuperará el Murphy

Monday, February 18, 2019

Santa Cruz de Tenerife elects the Junior Carnival Queen of 2019

Ylenia Rodríguez Domínguez, Reina Infantil del Carnaval 2019

Santa Cruz de Tenerife has elected the first of its three carnival queens this year, as Ylenia Rodríguez Domínguez, was chosen as Reina Infantil del Carnaval 2019 (Junior Carnival Queen 2019) at last night's gala held at the Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife (Tenerife International Trade Fair and Conference Centre).

Her costume entitled “Entre el pasado y el presente” (Between the past and the present), was designed by Santi Castro, representing children's boutique La Princesa y el Peis.

The six ladies-in-waiting who form her court are, in order:

  1. First lady-in-waiting, Aroa García Abreu, with the fantasy “En busca de la esencia del Carnaval” (In search of the essence of Carnival), designed by Eduardo Martín and representing Club Rik-Rok and Alcampo La Laguna
  2. Second lady-in-waiting, Oriana Cabrera Lorenzo, with the fantasy “Jugando en el 92…llegué a la meta final” "Playing in 92 ... I reached the final goal" by Alexis Santana and representing constructions and reforms Eliazar Jesús and Repsol Palo Blanco.
  3. The third lady-in-waiting was Karen Irene Acosta Almenara, with the fantasy "La que ama a su isla" (She who loves her island) with a Daniel Pages design and representing Carrefour and AA.VV. La Era y el Trigo.
  4. Fourth lady-in-waiting is Ithaysa Delgado Aguilar, with the fantasy “Pim Pam Pum ¿Esto lo recuerdas tú?” (Pim Pam Pum Do you remember this?) designed by Cristián Santana and representing the Council of Güímar, Bar Parada, Radio 6 Tenerife and autobar and goodies La Familia.
  5. Cynthia Gazmira Cubas Padilla was elected fifth lady-in-waiting, with the fantasy “¿Quieres bailar conmigo?” (Do you want to dance with me?), designed by Jonathan Suárez and representing electricity and reforms Hernández Padilla SL.
  6. While Adriana García Cedrés completed the court as sixth lady-in-waiting, with the fantasy "Coloreando el Cielo" (Colouring the sky), by Ruymán Pérez Jorge and representing Plus Hogar Tenerife.

Seventeen candidates took part in the contest, with performances by various choreographic groups giving shape to a lively and fun musical gala for the whole family.

Five Canarian sea creatures presenting the gala

The event was directed by Enrique Camacho and five Canarian sea creatures were in charge of conducting the gala, where they sent an important message to the little ones: the care of our seas. Singer Nerea, contestant of Operación Triunfo, was the guest artist.

The ceremony lasted approximately two hours and ended with the coronation of the new Junior Queen of the festival and her six ladies-in-waiting, under the charge of the mayor of the city, José Manuel Bermúdez, and the councilor of Fiestas, Gladis de León.

The jury was formed by Víctor Jaubert, Canarian illustrator; Carmen Asencio Cruz, specialist in film characterization; Dácil Travieso, professor of fashion studies; Anatael Pérez Hernández, art director; Beatriz de la Rosa, textile designer; José Juan Rolo, journalist for Radio Club Tenerife-CADENA SER; Joel Angelino, theater director; Patricia Hodgson Ravina, graduate in fine arts; María del Pilar Giménez González, industrial designer; Humberto Chávez Méndez, graduate in Fine Arts and Rubén Lima, artist and fashion stylist.

Televisión Canaria broadcast the show live for the entire archipelago. There's a snippet of video announcing the winner below, but if you want to see the whole gala, it's here.

La niña Ylenia Rodríguez Domínguez, elegida Reina Infantil del Carnaval 2019

This Wednesday, 20 February, Santa Cruz will choose its Senior Carnival Queen for 2019 and the climax of the carnival contests will come next Wednesday 27 February 2019, when the Gala for the Election of the Carnival Queen and her court will take place.




Reina Infantil del Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019

Tenerife North Airport gets a new name

The Airport formerly known as Los Rodeos

The Canarian Executive has today announced a change in the official name of the Aeropuerto de Tenerife Norte (Tenerife North Airport) - formerly known as Aeropuerto de Los Rodeos (Los Rodeos) - and has baptized it with the new name of Aeropuerto de Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de la Laguna (Tenerife North Airport-City of La Laguna).

This modification is linked to the declaration of the city of San Cristóbal La Laguna as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999, as reported by the Canarian Executive in a press release.

El aeropuerto de Tenerife Norte ya tiene nuevo nombre

Photo: Alex Castellá from Gavà, Spain [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Santa Cruz de Tenerife the Spanish city with the least robberies from shops

Calle Castillo the main shopping street in Santa Cruz

Some good news ... Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the Spanish city where a shopkeeper has less risk of being robbed in his establishment, with a probability of suffering a visit from thieves 56% lower than the rest of Spain, according to a report from insurers association, Unespa (Spanish Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Institutions).

The list of large Spanish municipalities with a lower probability of theft in shops includes two other locations on the islands: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in fifteenth position, with a risk 27% lower than average, and Arona, in twenty-seventh position, with -9%.

At the opposite end of the scale are four locations in the province of Madrid (Leganés, Alcalá de Henares, Rivas-Vaciamadrid and Parla), where businesses have a probability of suffering a theft between 144 and 133% higher than the average in Spain .

The large Canarian cities are also among the municipalities where thefts in shops have a lower average cost: Telde occupies the second national position, with 610.43 euros; Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is third, with 721.20 euros; Santa Cruz de Tenerife, fourth, with 789.88 euros; and La Laguna, nineteenth, with 990.55 euros.

The most expensive robberies in the country are suffered by the shops of Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid), with an average cost of 6,892.74 euros per crime; El Ejido (Almería), with 6,659.36 euros; Toledo, with 6,396.16 euros; and Guadalajara, with 3,733.57 euros.

According to this report by the insurance companies, which is based on the analysis of 15,962 cases that occurred throughout the country that gave rise to compensation, a theft in a store in Spain has an average cost for insurance of 1,314 euros.

Half of the robberies in insured stores occur in five provinces: Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Seville, Valencia and Vizcaya, which, however, account for just 40% of the stores in Spain.

The likelihood of a commercial establishment being visited robbers varies from one part of the country to another. The two Canarian provinces are in the lower part of the table, with a risk of theft in shops below the average: -31.05% in Las Palmas and -20.63% in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife es la ciudad española con menos robos en comercios

Photo: Jose Mesa, Some rights reserved

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Santa Cruz Carnival: Junior Carnival Queen Contest



Possibly every little girl's dream in Tenerife must be to aspire to be the Junior Queen of Carnival and today, Saturday 17 February 2019, one young girl will achieve that aim.

Provisional Programme for Santa Cruz Carnival 2019

Most Santa Cruz carnival events are televised via RTVE or RTVC, locally, nationally and internationally or recordings may be found on the CarnavalTVC Youtube channel.

All events are liable to change beyond our control.

Gala de Elección de la Reina Infantil | S/C Tenerife 2018

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Santa Cruz Carnival: Contest of the Musical Groups



Saturday 16 February 2019 the Contest of the Musical Groups takes place.

Provisional Programme for Santa Cruz Carnival 2019

Most Santa Cruz carnival events are televised via RTVE or RTVC, locally, nationally and internationally or recordings may be found on the CarnavalTVC Youtube channel.

All events are liable to change beyond our control.

Agrupaciones Musicales | S/C Tenerife 2018

Friday, February 15, 2019

Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra to sing at the Carnaval de Día on Saturday 9 March


Juan Luis Guerra, 'Master of Bachata', is to perform on Saturday 9 March at the Daytime Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Dominican singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer, winner of 18 Latin Grammys, will be on the stage in the Francisco La Roche Avenue, starting at 8:00 pm, with free access.

Santa Cruz Council, in collaboration with Radio Club Tenerife-CADENA SER, has confirmed the appearance of Juan Luis Guerra, one of the most internationally recognized Latin artists, who returns to one of the cities where he has felt most loved, accompanied by his musicians for a show that will be free access for the thousands of carnival goers that are expected in the city that day.

Guerra has recorded several songs in English, like "July 19th" on his 1994 album Fogaraté, and more recently "Medicine for My Soul" and "Something Good" with Italian singer Chiara Civello. Some of his songs have verses in both English and Spanish.

Considered "Maestro de la Bachata", Guerra has sold over 30 million albums and won numerous awards, including 18 Latin Grammys, two Grammy Awards and two Latin Billboard Awards. In 2007 he was the top recipient of six Latin Grammys. He won three Latin Grammys in 2010, including Album of the Year. In 2012 he won a Latin Grammy as Producer of the Year. He was also the top recipient of Latin Grammy Awards in 2015.

Juan Luis Guerra cantará en el Carnaval de Día del 9 de marzo



Juan Luis Guerra - Me sube la bilirrubina

Photo Acancino [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

The Return of the Palo Blanco Hillclimb

Palo Blanco (Image Los Realejos Town Hall)

This weekend on Saturday 16 February 2019 is the first outing of the year's Tenerife Rally Calendar 2019 with the Palo Blanco Hillclimb, an event that has been reintroduced to the rally schedule this year at the request of organisers, Escuderia Daute, in place of the El Tanque Hillclimb that had not seen sufficient participation in recent years. Palo Blanco, along with La Ferruja and Las Llanadas are hamlets, which together have a population of around 2,600 people, in the higher reaches of the municipality of Los Realejos.

El regreso de la Subida a Palo Blanco, novedad en el calendario tinerfeño de 2019






Video: Palo Blanco in 2001
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