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Events List – Thursday 24 July 2014

ALL WEEK ALICANTE MARQ Archaeological museum – NEW Exhibition – “Deltebre I. History of a shipwreck” displaying artefacts rescued from a British navy ship which was sunk in the mouth of the Ebro in 1813 (until January 11, 2015). Exhibition – Art and archaeology from the Chinese Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD. Exhibition […]

Wednesday 23 July 2014 – Events Guide

ALL WEEK ALICANTE MARQ Archaeological museum – NEW Exhibition – “Deltebre I. History of a shipwreck” displaying artefacts rescued from a British navy ship which was sunk in the mouth of the Ebro in 1813 (until January 11, 2015). Exhibition – Art and archaeology from the Chinese Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD. Exhibition […]

Tuesday 22 July 2014 – Things to do

ALL WEEK ALICANTE MARQ Archaeological museum – NEW Exhibition – “Deltebre I. History of a shipwreck” displaying artefacts rescued from a British navy ship which was sunk in the mouth of the Ebro in 1813 (until January 11, 2015). Exhibition – Art and archaeology from the Chinese Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD. Exhibition […]

What´s On – Monday 21 July 2014

ALL WEEK ALICANTE MARQ Archaeological museum – NEW Exhibition – “Deltebre I. History of a shipwreck” displaying artefacts rescued from a British navy ship which was sunk in the mouth of the Ebro in 1813 (until January 11, 2015). Exhibition – Art and archaeology from the Chinese Han Dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD. Exhibition […]

COASTAL RESIDENTS DEMAND IMPROVED SERVICES

Police had to stop the traffic while the demo took place

Almost 200 residents of Villamartin, La Zenia and surrounds, demonstrated at the entrance to La Zenia Boulevard shopping center next to the AP-7 motorway toll on Saturday, demanding both improved road safety in the area and the removal of the toll on the AP7 motorway.

The protest was led by Bob Houliston, Orihuela Councillor and Chairman of the local CLARO Group, and Félix Arenas who is the President of the La Zenia Business Association.

They claimed that the area, despite being a ‘cash cow’ to the Orihuela Government, is completely forgotten by the mayor and his councilors when it comes to the quality of life for the Costa’s 30,000 inhabitants.

They also showed their discontent with the toll located at La Zenia on the AP7 motorway between Alicante and Cartagena, demanding that it be abolished and with the perceived lack of safety, municipal services and cleanliness on many local roads.

One example, they say, is the road between San Miguel de Salinas, through Villamartin and into La Zenia, which is regularly used by heavy traffic. They claim that the road is nowhere near ‘fit for purpose’ and that the weight and volume of traffic that it attracts poses significant dangers to local residents.

This discomfort was reflected in several of the banners held by the demonstrators which said “Enough of traffic. We do not want to die. “

The residents also asked the Ministry of Public Works and the City Council to reconsider its decision to close the street Alhambra Maestro Torralba and to prevent accidents in the N-332, because the estimate would “ruin” for small businesses and because they believe that this problem be solved with the removal of the AP7 toll.

Residents also demanded the withdrawal of the threat by Correo toremove the delivery of mail to more than 5,000 homes in Orihuela Costa and the completion of the Emergency Center located on the Avda Villamartin.

They say that the Orihuela Costa is a major tourist attraction in this part of Spain, insisting that that the lack of both investment and municipal services currently provided to it from local and regional resources are an embarrassment and they must be remedied and improved as a matter of urgency.

Filed under: http://www.theleader.info/article/44353/

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ARE THESE SPAIN’S SEXIEST POLITICIANS

MARIA DOLORES COSPEDAL.

The Physical attractiveness of some politicians is not lost on the public, particularly when it comes to voting, however controversial that might be, so here are the 12 politicians, some frontline and some local, 5 men and 7 women, thought to be the most attractive.

If nothing else the article will introduce you to the individuals who might be shaping yours and the country’s future for many years to come.

MARIA DOLORES COSPEDAL. One of the most prominent members of the popular Party, SHE IS the President of Castile-La Mancha and Secretary-General of the People’s Party. Known for her often controversial actions Cospedal is 48 years of age. It is said that she took part in the Miss Albacete beauty competition some years ago and won.

PEDRO SANCHEZ. The brand new leader of the PSOE, indeed the media have now started calling him ‘Mr. PSOE’ although during the leadership campaign one of the most debated aspects of his many qualities was his physique. He is said to have captivated the country’s women, which could be a very big advantage for his party in the upcoming municipal elections.

CARME CHACÓN. The former minister of defense, 2008-11, during the Zapatero government She is a Bachelor of Law and she carried out her postgraduate studies at Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto), the University of Kingston and Laval University in Quebec City. She worked as a lecturer of Constitutional Law at the University of Girona. Married with one child the Catalan started out as a youngster in the world of politics and at 43 years of age is still ranked as one of the sexiest.

BORJA SEMPER. Is president of the Basque PP in Guipúzcoa and the Popular Party spokesman in the Basque Parliament. It is said that he demonstrates enormous charisma and personality and at just 38 years of age, with a modish beard and a great deal of style, he is another politician with a strong female fanbase.

ARANTZA QUIROGA. She was President of the Basque Parliament between 2009 and 2012, an office commonly known in the Anglophone world by the name of “Speaker of the Parliament” even though she is not fluent in the Basque language, and together, she and Borja Semper form the Basque duo of the prettiest faces in politics. A Natural blonde with green eyes Quiroga is 40 years. She first entered politics as a local councillor for Irún when she was just 21 years of age.

ALBERTO GARZÓN. Just 28 years of age Garzon is now a regular on television. His active participation in the Movement 15-M led to him becoming their spokesman in Congress. In January 2013 he was elected member of the Federal Executive Committee of the United Left, IU, taking responsibility for their Global Economic Policy Unit. Garzón studied Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Málaga.

VILLA SANTI. A historian and Catalan politician. Currently a member of the Catalan Parliament where he is the current Minister of Planning and Sustainability. A former teacher of modern history in the University of Girona. Particularly interested in issues related to historical memory and formerly the mayor in the town of Figueres. Said to convey a touch of elegance by his followers.

CAYETANA ALVAREZ. The XIII Marchioness of Casa Fuerte is a Spanish journalist and a Deputy in the Spanish Parliament in Madrid. Her articles regularly appear in newspapers such as the Times and the FT. She is currently Vice President of the Joint Commission for the European Union and member of the Justice and Constitutional Commissions of the Partido Popular. She is said to dress very simply and at 39 years of age is regarded as one of the prettiest members of her party.

MÓNICA LORENTE. A career politician, active within her local party since 1989, she joined up at the age of 18 as part of their “new generation” of conservative thinkers. Now, at the age of 43, the former mayor of Orihuela, she has become more infamous in recent years with corruption allegations overshadowing her defeat in the elections in 2011.

EDUARDO DOLÓN. At just 38 years of age, Eduardo Dolón is another career politician, born and raised in Torrevieja, the town he now leads, he was previously the culture councilor under the former mayor, Pedro Hernández Mateo. With a diploma in Business Studies from the University of Alicante, he joined the PP at the age of 19.

MIREIA MOLLÀ. If such a thing existed, Mireia would be a firm contender to take the Miss Political Beauty Queen crown away from Mónica Lorente. Born in Elche in 1982, she has shot to political fame as Alicante´s deputy for the Compromís group since 2007. As a former accountant at the University Miguel Hernández, politics is in her blood, as she is the daughter of Pasqual Mollà i Martínez , leader of the Valencian EUPV group.

CAROLINA GRACIA. A seemingly quiet and unassuming politician, not much is publicly known about the current spokesperson for the Orihuela government team, other than having roots firmly fixed in the municipality she serves. Active in culture, festivities and youth services, as the youngest active member of the Orihuela government she was instrumental in blocking the recent censure motion tabled by the PP, as she formed part of the “table of elders” who refused the motion to take place.

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ALICANTE MUSLIMS FURY OVER ABUSE OF ‘SACRED SYMBOL’

Sufi Muslim students demonstrating in Alicante

Sufi Muslim students have demanded the withdrawal of a logo for a Roberto Cavalli perfume that is said to be a copy of one of their sacred symbols.

And to make their point, thirty young Sufis demonstrated last week in Alicante insisting that the perfume logo is withdrawn and all stock and packaging bearing the logo is recalled, as they insist that the design ‘degrades’ one of their religion’s holiest signs.

The protest took place at the Office for Fair Trade in the Internal Market (OHIM), which is the organization responsible for safeguarding the rights of brands, models and company drawings within all European Union institutions and where the Cavalli logo is registered.

The Sufi Muslim symbol is in the shape of an “H” which is shaped and concave at ends. The Cavalli perfume logo keeps the same basic shape but is rotated by 90 degrees.

Those attending the demonstration displayed banners that that said “No to plagiarism of a sacred emblem by Roberto Cavalli” and” 1400 years-old symbol-versus two years. Withdraw the logo. “OHIM want justice”.

Pictures of Georgia May, daughter of the Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, 70, and model Jerry Hall, 57, have prompted demonstrations by thousands of Sufi Muslims outside Harrods in London, as well as in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Los Angeles, since they were first released in the middle of last year.

The campaign promoting the designer fragrance, shows Miss Jagger with an ornate H-like symbol on her skin.

This is not the first time Roberto Cavalli has run into trouble over the use of religious symbols.

Ten years ago, they made a line of bikinis which depicted Hindu gods.

The swimwear was stocked by Harrods but was pulled off the shelves after a backlash from faith groups.

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