Eleven guitarrists from 9 different countries for Andrs Segovia Competition
La Herradura
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Eleven guitarrists have entered the internationally famous classic guitar competition which is held annually on the Costa Tropical, specifically in La Herradura. This XXIV edition of the event is scheduled to take place in the village's Civic Centre from the 17th to the 22nd of November inclusive. The competition traditionally includes performers who are less than 35  years of age, to honour the memory of the famous guitarist, Andrés Segovia.
Mother to denounce the Department of Education
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Can it be that gaining a post at the local Catholic school in Motril is becoming as difficult as getting into Cambridge? It would appear so, according to mother Leticia Tirado whose three-year-old was literally turned away from the school gates. Threatened with having the local police summoned to physically remove the child from the school line should she not comply with the school (San Agustín)’s wishes, the mother has now decided that there is no option but to denounce the Department of Education.
Almuñécar celebrates European month dedicated to youth
Wednesday, 05 November 2008

November 2008 is the first time that the European month dedicated to youth will be celebrated and apparently Almuñécar will be hosting a number of events (mostly in the Casa de la Juventud) to commemorate this special event.

youth2.jpgCouncilor Daniel Barbero explained that bearing in mind the current economic crisis, the Town Hall has limited the budget to 3000 Euros, but has focused on areas that they hope will maximise the resources available and appeal to local youth. Unsurprisingly, multimedia and internet courses are being laid on, together wih films, workshops on the environment (particularly focused on the subaquatic life which is so vital to the Costa Tropical), as well as art and sport offerings. Everything should culminate in a huge party programmed for the 28th November.

Mobile Phones are latest craze for 15s and under
Tuesday, 04 November 2008
Within Granada province over the last four years, there has been a 50% increase in the number of children and adolescents who have their own mobile phone, now considered an essential, rather than a luxury.
Not so long ago, the favourite gift in Spain for those celebrating their communion  was a wrist watch. Parents duly reminded their children to take care of their precious present, so that it would last until they could really use and appreciate the watch, as adults. Now, it seems a waste of time and money to consider traditional gifts for the star of the show. What these youths (and we’re talking 8, 9  and 10 year olds) in Granada Province are looking for increasingly, is their very own mobile phone.
According to the last study conducted by the INE (the Spanish National Institute of Statistics), a whopping two thirds of 10 – 15 year olds in Granada have their very own mobile phone. It seems that technology has gone mad and what was once a useful adult means of communication, has become a real necessity for this age group. You just need to grab the nearest 10 year old and quiz him/her to prove just how obsessed they have become with this prize item, claiming that anyone who does not possess such a treasure is classed as iinferior and lacking, locally known as a “pringao” (a bit of a loser).

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