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Rain until Sunday, heavy at times, across The Canaries

November 21, 2014 in News, Weather by The Canary

DSC_1645 Rain on leaves road in backgroundHeavy rains are expected to continue across the Canaries until at least Sunday, according to forecasts by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

The Protección Civil, are to maintain a close watch on the areas affected by the alert over the next few days, and have suggested that the accumulated rainfall could reach 30 litres/m2 in a one hour period and up to 100 litres/m2 in over 12 hours.

The Canary Islands government, as of Thursday night, are maintaining the heightened state of alert and recommend that members of the public familiarise themselves with the provided guidance on Thunderstorms, which can be found here: http://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/dgse/descargas/consejos/thunderstorms.pdf

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November – Nellie’s Triumph

November 6, 2014 in Archive, News, Sunshine, Views by The Canary

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Nellie’s Triumph

- Lord Nelson Returns to Las Palmas after two years
– – – – November Edition Out NOW!

November 2014
– Nellie’s Triumph – Sail The World
– Los Sin Papeles
– Residence Cards Once More Accepted for Subsidised Travel
– Amigo WiFi – The friendliest TV and Wifi providers in town, ready to help
– Walking in Solidarity €21,423.44 raised, Read the rest of this entry →

Movember

November 4, 2014 in Movember by The Canary

Movember-Man-Made-Moustaches-PinDONATE TO MOVEMBER NOW!
or get growing your MO!

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Storm coming this way

November 19, 2014 in News, Weather by The Canary

IMAGE: JOSÉ MIGUEL SÁNCHEZ

IMAGE: JOSÉ MIGUEL SÁNCHEZ

The Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has today raised the alert level to orange for rain and storms to the north of the island of La Palma, which will also remain in place throughout Wednesday in La Palma, Tenerife and the North of Gran Canaria. Rainfall ranging from 20 mm to 100 mm is expected over 12 hours for these three islands.

Localised downpours with the potential for flooding are a potential, but impossible to predict due to too many variables in the colliding weather fronts, where a low pressure system is forming behind a cold rain front, with sea temperatures above normal for this time of year.

Find the latest forecasts and satellite imagery on our Weather Page TheCanaryNews.com/Weather

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State of alert declared for Canary Islands storms and showers

November 18, 2014 in News, Weather by The Canary

rain in the mountainsThe Canary Islands Government Directorate of Security  has declared an archipelago wide alert for storms under their Canary Island Emergency Plan Risk protocol for unfavourable weather conditions.

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Rain, storms and wind forecast from Tuesday on Gran Canaria

November 17, 2014 in News, Weather by The Canary

Cloud over the valleyAs this year’s Atlantic Hurricane season draws to a close, the Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET has warned that as of Tuesday afternoon rain and wind are expected throughout The Canary Islands as successive fronts join a deep formation of low pressure in the vicinity of the archipelago, leading to widespread and abundant rainfall, temporarily accompanied by strong winds.

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“Great Contribution” of Gran Canaria’s English speaking community highlighted at ACCM 5th Gala Adelante

November 16, 2014 in News by The Canary

ACCM Gala Adelante 2014_50_resultThe 5th Gala Adelante (Forward) was held at the world famous Palacio de Congresos de Canarias, Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this weekend, attended by a veritable who’s who of Gran Canaria politicians, celebrities and businesses people, the event was an undoubted and resounding success.  Completely sold out, it will produce a donation from every ticket sale for the Canarian Breast Cancer Association ACCM (Asociación Canaria de Cáncer de Mama y Ginecológico) Read the rest of this entry →

Light rain possible on Saturday afternoon

November 15, 2014 in News by The Canary

Satellite   The Canary Islands are expecting light showers, occasional and weak, on Saturday, mainly on the north of the islands, according to the forecast from the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).

In the province of Las Palmas today indications suggest that Gran Canaria will become increasingly cloudy through the afternoon with occasional light rain, especially in the north, with a chance of more intense showers scattered across random areas.

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Police find the lifeless body of a ‘lotero’ at his home in Playa del Inglés

November 11, 2014 in News by The Canary

Forensic team removing the dead man yesterday in the Los Molinos building. LP/GIORGIO FELICE RAPETTI

Forensic team removing the dead man yesterday in the Los Molinos building. LP/GIORGIO FELICE RAPETTI

An awful smell from one of the Los Molinos apartments, located in the heart of Playa del Inglés, sparked alarm among neighbours of the property yesterday. Firefighters and officers of the National Police found the lifeless body of the resident, Pedro Rivero Mahúgo, a lottery vendor in the popular tourist area, in an advanced state of decomposition. Without any signs of violence to the body his death is thought to have been due to natural causes. Read the rest of this entry →

Temperatures of 12º-23ºC and light rain possible on Gran Canaria

November 11, 2014 in News, Weather by The Canary

Cloudy weatherCloudy skies prevail today in the Canary Islands, with possible light rain, according to the forecast of the state Meteorological Agency AEMET. Temperatures will see a slight increase, mainly in midland areas, with winds from the northwest.

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ARC+ Cape Verde route starts from Las Palmas

November 9, 2014 in News by The Canary

ARC+ 2014 YWLas Palmas has been the start port for the ARC since the very first edition of the rally in 1986.  The ARC teams arrive at the beginning of each November to take part in preparations for the transatlantic crossing and host several gala parties in the capital.  There are two races the ARC and the ARC+.  Over 240 boats and 1200 people, including 34 children aged under 16, will take part in the 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, which sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, heading 2700NM across the Atlantic to Saint Lucia Read the rest of this entry →

If World War One Were a Bar Fight…

November 9, 2014 in Culture by The Canary

Poppy-flowersUnderstanding the complexities of war and politics can be time consuming.  Needless to say, almost no-one who dies in a war actually started it, and almost no-one who starts a war expects to die in it.  The simple fact is that wars are usually fought for the people in power at the time.  World War One was the first time a fight like this occurred on such a massive scale, with so many different players, and so many senselessly dead over what essentially amounted to a question of dubious honour and imperialism.  The “haves” sacrificing the “have nots” for the most questionable of reasons.

So what if we just thought about it in a slightly different way, would it be easier to understand what happened?

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“LEST WE FORGET” – Remembrance

November 9, 2014 in Culture by The Canary

poppies-8They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn;

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

This stanza from the Ode of Remembrance “For the Fallen” (World War 1) has been regularly recited in services of remembrance ever since it was written in 1914 by the poet Laurence Binyon. It was first printed that year in The Times in honour of the British and Commonwealth war dead, where huge losses, even this early in that atrocious war were experienced. Read the rest of this entry →