Friday, 24.03.2017
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Daily news from the Canaries and the islands
   Daily news from the Canaries and the islands' biggest English language newspaper on-line



23.03.2017 - The man believed to have been responsible for the attack in London's Westminster has been named by the Metropolitan Police. 52-year-old Khalid Masood had a previous criminal record for assaults, grievous bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences. He was not under investigation and the police were not aware that he had planned to carry out the attack.
He was born in Kent and was thought to have been living in the West Midlands. The ISIS group claimed that he was a soldier of the Islamic State.
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Daily News23.03.2017 - If you don't have any plans for this evening, there is a concert at the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz which may be of interest. At 9pm this evening, the expressive Cuban singer Virginia Guantanamera will be on stage. The trained singer from Eastern Cuba offers a varied programme of music and rhythms. more...
Continued family fraud in La Orotava
Daily News23.03.2017 - Guardia Civil officers based in La Orotava are currently investigating three men and a woman from La Orotava, as well as a suspect from Los Realejos, aged between 56 and 59 years, for continuous fraud. more...
London attack - 4 dead, 8 arrested to date
Daily News23.03.2017 - Four people died, including a police officer who was stabbed, and the attacker who was shot dead by police, in the attack outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. At least another 40 people have been injured, of whom seven are in a critical condition. Most of them were hurt when the attacker drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before reaching the Houses of Parliament. To date, eight people possibly linked to the attack have been arrested during six raids by armed police in Birmingham, where it is thought the attacker lived, London and other locations in the early hours of this morning.
Prime Minister Theresa May called an emergency meeting for this morning. The prosecutor in Paris is also investigating the attack, as three French citizens were injured. London's mayor, Sadiq Khan has called a meeting in Trafalgar Square this evening at 6pm in support of the victims. He invited the public to bring candles in memory of those who died. more...
4 dead and 20 injured in London terrorist attack
Daily News22.03.2017 - A police officer has been stabbed outside the Houses of Parliament in London, according to House of Commons Leader David Lidington, who told MPs that the alleged attacker had been shot by armed police following what he called a "serious" incident. MPs have been evacuated to Scotland Yard. Witnesses reported seeing people laying in the street, and a vehicle 'mowing' people down before crashing into a railing on Westminster Bridge. A woman was rescued from the River Thames. Four are dead and 20 injured. The prime minister Theresa May called an emergency meeting.
In a statement from Scotland Yard: "Police are asking people to avoid the following areas: Parliament Square; Whitehall; Westminster Bridge; Lambeth Bridge; Victoria Street up to the junction with Broadway and the Victoria Embankment up to Embankment tube. This is to allow the emergency services to deal with the ongoing incident. Officers - including firearms officers - remain on the scene." The police have confirmed that this is a terrorist attack. more...
Sister learned of her brother's death on Facebook
Daily News22.03.2017 - Romana, a young Czech who lives in Granada, found out recently about the death of her brother Petr in Tenerife, eight days after the tragedy, via the condolences posted on Facebook. Petr had died in a terrible accident during the Carnival in Santa Cruz. This was when hell began for Romana, who repeatedly tried to call her brother, but to no avail. To begin with she thought it was all a nasty joke, but as the hours passed by she began to worry.
After asking for information many times from the National Police in Granada and the Guardia Civil, who initially told her that they had no record of his death, she called the Guardia Civil in Tenerife. more...
Daily News22.03.2017 - Water in the Canary Islands is a precious resource, and an important subject. Fuerteventura, for example, does not have its own source, but its drinking water is obtained from the ocean, via desalination plants. Others like Gran Canaria have a well developed network of reservoirs and also use water to generate electricity. This is a topic that is also being discussed in Tenerife. There is hardly any water scarcity in the western province of Tenerife formed by Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, but the public are being made aware of the benefits of the conscious use of water.
It is even usually pointed out to hotel guests that in the Canary Islands it is preferable not to consume water in large quantities, so just like the local residents, they don't spend too long in the shower. They are taught to treat the element of water as that which it is: a valuable asset. In the Canary Islands, which are so close to Africa, water should be consumed with special care. more...
Daily News22.03.2017 - The technical team at the Teleférico del Teide, supported by experts from the manufacturers in Switzerland, have found the problem that recently caused an incident on the cable cars between the base and mountain stations on Mount Teide. A total of 238 persons were affected and had to be brought to safety by rescue workers. Over 110 people spent a night on the mountain.
After evaluation of all technical data, it is clear that the configuration of the braking system caused the cable cars' involuntary stop. This system is subjected to a general inspection every year and monitored regularly by the manufacturers. The cable cars were stopped due to a security check, which is usually completed within a few seconds, then the cars move again. In this case, that did not happen, and so the people were sitting in the cabins and waiting at the mountain station. more...
All the European partners in the project: Estonia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Poland, Spain and Lithuania
Daily News21.03.2017 - The aim of the Erasmus project Minds into Matters is to try and develop sustainable training tools for the rural tourism business. The core idea in this project is that in the business owners' head’s (Mind) there is a lot of knowledge which needs to be visualised (Matters), for others for future development and training. By making his knowledge visual, it also builds up competence and professionalism in each business, and by doing so this work might be the pathway to a more formal learning in the future. more...
San Isidro thieves escaped causing an accident
Daily News21.03.2017 - The Guardia Civil based in Granadilla de Abona recently arrested a 20-year-old man. He is accused, among other things, of theft, theft of a car, driving without ever having had a licence, driving without due care and attention, causing an accident, and failing to stop and help the victim of the accident. A 37-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman are accused of being co-authors. more...
Wanted criminal arrested in Santa Cruz pizzeria
Daily News21.03.2017 - Last Saturday, Local Police officers from Santa Cruz detained a delinquent with a substantial criminal record. He was also the subject of at least half a dozen search and detain orders issued by Tenerife and Barcelona courts. His history included causing injuries, robberies from homes and threatening behaviour. He had been detained 18 times previously and used violence in most of his cases. more...
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