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  1. 1. FULL LOCAL WHAT´S ON GUIDE. SEE PAGES 16-17 HOME ● PAGE 7 HOME ● PAGE 13 AFTER THE BIG NIGHT, PEDAL POWER IN PALMA DIFFICULT RESCUE Saturday, January 21 2012 OPERATION 1€ · Founded 1962 · N.14598 · Passeig de Mallorca 9 A, Palma 07011 Put the champagne on ice, Majorca told b British tourism boss says tourism b Balearics is doing better than rest of euphoria could be unfounded and Spain but local tourism authorities warns that package holiday market is “need to take a reality check.” down in United Kingdom. See Page Three Inside UK MuslimsRemembering Ellie convicted in hatred case LONDON. Three British Mus- Court heard how one wit- lim men were found guilty ness had felt he was being yesterday of stirring up ha- targeted and feared he tred by distributing leaflets would be burned, said Sue calling for the death of ho- Hemming from the Crown mosexuals in what prosecu- Prosecution Service. tors said was a landmark “While people are entitled case. The men, from Derby, to hold extreme opinions had posted and handed out which others may find un- pamphlets near their local pleasant and obnoxious, mosque with the title they are not entitled to dis- “Death Penalty?” featuring tribute those opinions in a a mannequin hanging from threatening manner in- a noose and saying gay peo- tending to stir up hatred ple would to go to hell. against gay people,” she The leaflets were part of a said in a statement. protest by a group of Mus- “This case was not about lim men against a forth- curtailing people’s religious coming Gay Pride parade in views or preventing them the city. IhjazAli, KabirAh- from educating others med and Razwan Javed be- about those views; it was came the first people in that any such views should Britain to be found guilty be expressed in a lawfulb A time to remember for the Wilkinson under a law introduced in manner and not incite oth- 2010 making it an offence ers to hatred.”Gay rightsfamily as they near first anniversary of to stir up hatred on the group Stonewall said thedaughter´s death. See Pages 4 and 5. grounds of sexual orienta- tion. case vindicated their call for specific legislation to pro- The jury at Derby Crown tect homosexuals.
  2. 2. 2 MAJORCA DAILY BULLETIN SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012 PAGE 2 editorial@majorcadailybulletin.es Editorial,advertising,administration President-EditorPEDROA.SERRABAUZÁ Switchboard [34] 971 78 84 00 anddistributiondepartmentsat EditorJasonMoore News Desk [34] 971 78 84 10 Editorial [34] 971 78 84 09 PalaudelaPrensa,PasseigMallorca9A ChiefreporterHumphreyCarter Editorial Fax [34] 971 78 84 13 Advertising [34] 971 78 84 03 07011PalmadeMallorca,Spain EditorialadvisersRayFleming,MiquelSerra Sales control PublishedbyEdicionesJemmaSL Office Fax [34] 971 45 73 28 Distribution [34] 971 78 84 07 Printedatourgroupprintpress(Palma,Majorca) Managingdirector:PedroRullan Editorial:editorial@majorcadailybulletin.es CommercialDirectorCarmenSerra Advertising publicidad@majorcadailybulletin.com D.L.P.M2319-1962 Administration&advertisingJuanaMaríaMassot Subscription: suscripciones@majorcadailybulletin.com www.majorcadailybulletin.com FROM OUR FILES Viewpoint 1977: The Meridien motor- cycle cooperative, set up by 9/11” and said that there was worse to come. the company’s workers in 1976 after the Norton Three years ago: Barack Villiers Triumph company Hussein Obama had been Missing tourists had been declared bank- rupt, was itself facing fi- sworn-in as the 44th Presi- dent of the United States; by tend. And the celebrations don´t nancial collapse. The 378 he was the first black Presi- JASON just last for one night; they got Meridien workers had pro- dent in the nation’s history. MOORE duced a new model, theTri- George Orwell. underway on Thursday and finish on Sunday night with a major fire- umph Bonneville, but sales Two years ago: THe New work display. An ideal weekend had been isappointing. BORN York Times reported that getaway package. Then you add ● Placido Domingo, oper- PresidentObama was about everything else in the city, good 1982: Parts of Britain were atic tenor, 1941; Jack Nik- to launch the “biggest regu- restaurants and good shops and experiencing the coldest laus, golfer, 1940 latory crackdown on Wall “The San Sebastian festivi- you have got a truly good offer. weather of the century. At Street since the 1930s”. ties would be a real draw for Why don´t the authorities make Braemar, Scotland, tem- DIED tourists.” the airlines and tour firms aware peratures fell to minus 27C, ● Cecil B DeMille, film direc- One year ago: Andy Coul- that Palma is enjoying a long the lowest since 1895. A tor, 1959; George Orwell, son, Director of Communi- HURSDAY night in weekend of festivities? Some- man who tried to warm his author, 1950; Georges Me- cations at No 10 Downing T Palma; good music, good weather and a good time was had by all. But there was one thing missing; tour- ists. The San Sebastian night of times I think that our local authorities are just obsessed with sun and beach tourism between May and September. They are not really worried about anything car door lock with his breath found his lips frozen to the metal. On this day: 1976, Concorde lies, cinema pioneer, 1938 les Dickens, was first is- sued. Street, resigned following speculation about his role in phone-hacking when he was editor of the News of the World. Some UK newspa- live music is an event not to be else. I applaud the city council´s made its inaugural flight to Four years ago: The Finan- pers questioned David missed but unfortunately holiday- efforts to launch Palma as a 365 Bahrein; 1936, Edward VIII cial Times reported “the Cameron’s judgement in makers are unaware that it is hap- day holiday destination and hope- was proclaimed King; 1846, most depressing day in the choosing Mr Coulson for pening. Why? I simply don´t fully next year the San Sebastian the Daily News, editor Char- financial markets since the job. know. You would have thought festivities will be included in the that the Palma city council and programme. Holidaymakers will the other local authorities would come to the Balearics in the win- have done all they could to pro- ter as long as there are flights, ho- AT A GLANCE mote this night of music to any- tels are open and events are taking one who would listen at the inter- place. With a bit of promotion Burst water main have been flooded. Shop that her father had been national trade fairs which they at- Palma could really prosper. managers reported damage sexually abusing her. floods shops in to basement-level areas in- The authority started a Oxford Street cluding stock rooms, with a child protection investiga- London.—Shops in central few inches of water in tion and discovered that the Update on quangos London’s Oxford Street have been affected by “ex- places, but said it would not affect them opening for father had been convicted of sexually abusing two spending watchdog, reported that tensive flooding” caused by business. children from his previous by the cost of the Conservative’s much a burst water main. marriage. RAY publicised programme for reducing A section between Park Essex council in He was required to move FLEMING Lane and Portman Street out of the family home but the number of the 262 “quangos” ap- payout to child pointed by Labour is running at twice has been closed to traffic continued having contact the amount provided in 2010. By the with 18 bus routes on diver- sex abuse victims with his children, super- target date of 2014/15 for the elimi- sion, saidTransport for Lon- London.—Essex County vised by their mother. nation of most of these organisation don (TfL). Thames Water Council has paid out just The coalition’s promised the job will have cost the govern- said at least 10 shops had under £1m to four victims bonfire of quangos is costing ment 830 million pounds although been flooded including Pri- of sexual abuse over its fail- twice as much as expected mark, Ann Summers and ure to protect them. the functions of a number of them have been handed to government de- Next. The council paid the dam- YOUR VIEWS HE Conservative element partments which may not be quali- A spokesman said it could ages in a settlement to the T in Britain’s coalition govern- ment has always made great play of the waste and ineffi- ciency of the Labour government be- fore it. fied to undertake their specialised work or funded to do so. In October 2010 in this space I asked how the obviously expert and necessary work of the Spongiform take days for traffic to get back to normal. The 25-inch water main burst at about 20:30 GMT onThursday. By 23:00 GMT four siblings after the authority failed to protect them from sexual abuse by their father. Legal action began in 2002 with an ● Dear Sir, Following Mr Flemming’s remarks regarding British doctors. But now that its two-year occu- EucephalopathyAdvisory Commit- engineers had managed to agreement reached in No- Perhaps they are con- pancy of Whitehall is approaching tee quango was going to be contin- close a series of very large vember 2011. cerned that the extra there is accumulating evidence that ued; I do not know whether it still valves to stop running wa- A spokesperson for the money for nothing given the Conservatives are not necessarily exists but it is interesting that NOA ter out. council claimed the author- them by the previous La- more efficient than Labour in gov- pointed out in its report that most of A spokesman said: “Engi- ity had made significant im- bour government for no ex- ernment despite having the benefit the essential remaining quangos op- neers have been working provements in children’s tra work is now coming of advice from High Street business- erate “at arms length” from the gov- through the night to dig out services and would con- back to haunt them men. ernment and can do so more eco- the damaged road above the tinue to do so. They will have to work Earlier this week the National nomically than if their work is given broken pipe to begin the job In total the authority has harder and contribute more Audit Office (NOA), Whitehall’s to a ministry. of repairing it. This job will paid out £908,750 to the from their £200 K per year take a few days.” victims.The case dates back towards their pensions that The water supply was not to 1990 when one of the we can only dream about. affected but properties children told a neighbour Ray Gidley
  3. 3. editorial@majorcadailybulletin.es MAJORCA DAILY BULLETIN SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012 3 ● Home ● FitnessHome News 3-10 18-19 ● All About You 8-9 ● Satellite TV 20-21 ● Britain&World 11-14 ● Business 24-25 ● Weekend Food 15 ● Sports 26-29 ● What’s On 16-17 ● Classified 30-31UK expatriates ‘happiest in Spain’b 75.9 of those who live in Spain said that they were happier now than when in the UK.Palma.—Spain is where rank second and third as lo- that 68% of expatriates are Lloyds TSB International by many different factors were happier now thanBritish expatraites feel hap- cations where United King- far happier in their adopted said the survey findings which need to be consid- when they were living inpiest, in spite of the coun- dom expatriates are most countries than in the show that there is a “real va- ered together.” the UK, compared with thetry’s gloomy economic content. United Kingdom, although riety” of decisions to be The company’s research average of 68%. An impor-situation, according to a re- The survey of over 1,000 for certain countries this made when choosing asked over 1,000 British tant reason for the coun-cent survey published this British expats, carried out figure was much higher. where to emigrate. citizens in the 10 most try’s high ranking is the factweek. for Lloyds TSB, shows that New Zealand and Austra- “Expatriates who choose a popular expatriate destina- that over 70% of expats be- Research published this New Zealand ranks highest lia were highly rated for country solely based on fi- tions to rate their new lieved they were better offweek shows that over three on quality of life, while tax- quality of life, although nancial prospects may find homes on factors ranging since their move. 80%quarters of Britons living in free UAE is rated as the best both countries rated poorly they compromise on qual- from quality of life to cost of agreed that the cost of liv-Spain say they are happier destination for expats’ fi- when judged by cost of liv- ity of life, or vice versa,” he living. ing was low, a higher re-than back at home. nancial prospects. ing. said. 75.9% of those who now sponse than any other Canada and Germany The survey also reveals Nicholas Boys Smith of “Happiness is influenced lived in Spain said that they country.Former Britishresident makesMasterchef2012 finalPalma.—A man from next Tuesday’s BBC1 show.Southport, who used to They will have to cook forwork and live in Majorca, a selection of previous Mas-has made it through to the terChef winners, as well asMasterChef final 12. last year’s finalists. Jay Tinker, a 40-year-old Competing this year willsecurity director, says he be Afsaneh Kaviani, 50,picked up a few tips from from Leeds, a widowedhis Chinese ex-wife. sales assistant who said: Tinker, who used to work “During the many difficult Stands were not as bouyant as previous years. PHOTO: MDB FILESas a doorman in Majorca, times in my life, mysaid: “I’ve taught all my 17- kitchen has been my sanc-stone doorman mates tocook, they now love it and tuary.” Other soon-to-be stars of Balearic tourist industryValentine’s Day is a busyday for me - I’ve got everyone of them on the phone the show include plasterer Tom Rennolds, A&E doctor Ashvy Dale, London-based needs to take a reality checkafter recipe tips and advice.”The contestants have beenwhittled down from 24 this research analyst Andrew Kojima and Aki Mat- sushima, 25, who is study- after Fitur euphoriaweek, and will face each ing for a PhD in quantum by HUMPHREY CARTER bookings of between 10 forced to admit yester- AlloftheCanaryIslands,other for the first time on physics. and 15 percent, tour op- day it was one of the qui- bar Lanzarote, are down Palma.—The British erators wanting to ex- etest he has attended in on last year and the tourism industry issued pand their capacity in many years. mainland is down fiveMassive search for a word of caution to the Spanish and Balearic key resorts and the air- port authority being hit “The affects of the fi- nancial cuts were clear percent. So, where’s the grounds for all the goodmissing autistic touristsectorsyesterday, urging them to take a se- with demands for 50 percent extra landing and I didn’t feel that en- thusiasm the press re- cheer and claims of a re- cord season?teenager rious look at the current state of the UK market and take off slots here in the Balearics. leases have been report- ing. “We’re not seeing it here in the UK whichPalma.—The Guardia Civil, he trains at in Arenal every andarealitycheckasthe However, according to “The latest year-on- this year has the Jubilee,Civil Protection, Local Po- Thursday evening. Appar- Fitur tourism trade fair the UK side of the indus- year market figures the European Champi-lice, Council of Majorca fire ently he always takes a draws to a close in Ma- try, the situation is show that UK package onships and the Olym-fighters, friends and family short cut home through the drid. slightly different and holiday sales are down pics and the Balearicswere last night involved in woods, but on Thursday Since the fair opened not as buoyant. six percent across the needs to take thesean extensive search for a night he failed to return on Tuesday, sources Hugh Morgan, the board.Spainisdowntwo eventsintoaccount.Plusmissing 17-year-old teen- home and yesterday, with from the Spanish travel Managing Director of percent, Majorca is on Easter is early. So I sug-ager who suffers from still no sign of the teenager industry have been the Monarch Travel par with last year on gest the Balearics have aautism in Lluchmajor. at 7pm, the police extended pumpingoutreportsofa Group,spenttwodaysat zero, Ibiza is up four per- long hard look at the fig- The youngster was last the search alerting police record year, increases in the Fitur fair and was cent and Minorca up six . ures, they don’t lie.”seen at 5pm on Thursday forces in Campos, Montuirinight when he left the gym and Palma.
  4. 4. 4 MAJORCA DAILY BULLETIN SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012 HOME NEWS editorial@majorcadailybulletin.es Your story By Vicki McLeod b Candice Wilkinson was talking to Vicki McLeod b Tell_your_story_now@yahoo.com “Because of her I have to go on....” T was Thursday I felt gutted! I didn’t think What was happening to our“Iever. the 29th May 2008, the day our lives changed for- Our beautiful daughter my Spanish was that bad, I soon realized that she was there to explain the seri- ousness of the situation, that our daughter was baby girl? She was healthy so how had this happened? We waited a very long time for any of those answers, and some of the answersEllie Brooke Wilkinson had gravely ill. The next few we’re still waiting for to-been born on March 5th hours were a haze of phone day.2007, but it wasn’t until calls, TAC scans and lumbar Ellie initially spent fourMay 2008, when she was punctures. Ellie was so months in the ICU. We14 months old, that I brave, I was scared to bits. practically moved in to thestarted to suspect things My husband Jason and I hospital. We weren’t al-weren’t quite right with stood in disbelief at what lowed to stay with her all ofher. I’d noticed that the de- was happening we didn’t the time, leaving her therevelopmental milestones have a clue what was wrong every night was agony.that she had already and after ruling out menin- Poor Cleo, our other daugh-reached were starting to gitis, neither did the med- ter, didn’t have a clue whatslip, and after being dis- ics there are no words for was happening. She hadmissed by a couple of doc- how devastated I felt. gone to school one day andtors we were finally taken come home to find her lit-seriously by an emergency Swelling of the brain tle sister gone. Cleo askeddoctor at the Juaneda. We were moved to Son every day where Ellie was The doctor took one look Dureta, where she had a but as she was only four sheat Ellie lying rigid in my scan which showed that El- wasn’t allowed to visit her. Candice Wilkinson: doctors, but I will never for- uncontrollably and any-arms and that was when lie had encephalitis, swel- Ellie had so many drips “Losing a child is the get the day we sat in a grim thing else they said afterthe nightmare began. I told ling of the brain, and that and lines in her, and was be- worst thing in the world, little office and they told us that I didn’t hear. Jason washim her symptoms that she she had symmetrical bilat- ing given so many medica- before it happened I that our daughter probably different, he said they werehad been withdrawn and eral lesions in her brain tions, that she was uncon- couldn’t imagine how I had something called wrong; he sat and told themlethargic, that she wouldn’t which seemed to suggest a scious a lot of the time. could go on living with- Leigh’s syndrome and that that Ellie was not going tosettle and that she had been metabolic disorder. We When she was awake she out her, but now that it she would die within 2 or 3 die; they thought he wasvery stiff in her body and didn’t even know what a looked straight through has, I have to go on, be- months. It just didn’t seem crazy for sure but it was histhat she had been getting metabolic disorder was. me, it was heartbreaking, cause of her.” possible, she’d been positivity that kept us go-worse over the last two We were heartbroken; we and it was as if she didn’t PHOTO: OLIVER NEILSON healthy, talking and almost ing. And Ellie had otherweeks. I managed all this in went over our family his- know who we were any- walking and now she lay ideas too.my dodgy Spanish and he tory a million times but we more. Days turned into there unable to move orseemed to understand. A couldn’t find anything that weeks and we still didn’t communicate and that was Hours on computerfew minutes later the would give us the answers know what was wrong. We it? She was going to die? I I spent hours on the com-translator, Shelley, arrived. we desperately wanted. had daily reports from the couldn’t take it in. I cried puter looking up Leigh’s
  5. 5. editorial@majorcadailybulletin.es HOME NEWS MAJORCA DAILY BULLETIN SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012 5syndrome. We had neverheard of it. It was a Mito-chondrial Disease, a fatalneuro-degenerative disor-der that wears down thebody slowly and painfully.As I started to find out moreabout Mitochondria and Idiscovered that it is linkedto all sorts of diseases, notjust childhood ones, butadult as well, but no onehad a cure. I also found outthat 1 in 4000 children inthe USA develop mito-chondrial disease, it’s not arare condition but hardlyanyone has heard of it. Themitochondrion are the partof the body’s cells whichgenerate energy. It’s oftengenetic, in your DNA. Re-searchers reckon it’s theunderlying cause for Alz-heimer’s, cancer and manyother diseases. I think peo-ple should be paying muchmore attention to the dis-ease, it is extremely diffi-cult to diagnose and kills somany people.Time went on Candice and Jason Wilkinson and their daughter Cleo. PHOTO: OLIVER NEILSON Time went on and wepassed the three month months later and she Syndrome’ as no one could son who has walked this much more. I’m much dren’s swing placed there indeadline, the doctors had weighed less. It didn’t define it. She was rare, com- path could even begin to stronger, although some her memory, we will havesaid Ellie was going to die, bother her though, she was plicated, special. The latter understand the depths of days I don’t feel like it, and a little ceremony and re-but maybe they were very determined to go we knew already. We had the loss I feel since she I try to be a better person, lease lilac balloons, whichwrong? She’d begun to be- wherever she wanted and had amazing support from went to heaven. To say I for Ellie’s sake. I started a is Ellie’s colour.come aware of those as she couldn’t walk by her- the doctors at Son Dureta, didn’t feel relieved that her group on Facebook for Losing a child is the worstaround her and the first self, she just made sure eve- and also from Tracey Evans pain had ended would be a mothers who have lost thing in the world, before ittime she had smiled again I ryone else got her to wher- who had become a regular lie, but I can’t say that she children; it feels good to be happened I couldn’t imag-was elated. To see it again ever she wanted to go! fixture at our house, giving went to a better place when able to support someone ine how I could go on livingwas just a miracle. It felt as Our relationship with Son Ellie physiotherapy to help I am not with her. I have ac- else who is going through without her, but now thatif there was hope. We were Dureta and then Son Es- her to regain the strength cepted that the grief will the same thing. I want to it has, I have to go on, be-allowed to take Ellie home; pases hospitals continued in her body that the illness never go away, that some keep pushing for more re- cause of her.”I honestly thought if we for much longer than the had taken from her. We days it will be very fresh, search into this disease.worked hard Ellie would three months that we’d were overwhelmed with and since I have come to For more informationget better and stronger and been told Ellie would live. the love and support that terms with that, I feel bet- Angel wings about Mitochondrial diseasethat everything would She was continually in and we had been given by the ter. It can be all consuming, Now she has had her an- and to make a donation to-work out okay. Cleo loved out of the hospital as she people living in Majorca. it was exhausting, and in gel wings for almost a year. wards research into the dis-having her sister home had tests and treatments, the first few months after We’re going to have a cere- ease visit: www.thelilyfoun-again, they adored each and countless blood trans- Passed away she died I cried every day. mony for her on her anni- dation.org.uk. To show yourother. Our stay at home fusions. When Ellie went into hos- I’ve read a lot of spiritual versary next Wednesday at support to Ellie’s familywas short lived though and She had hyperlactacide- pital again in December books, and books about 2pm in our local park in Son please search ‘In loving mem-six days later we were back mia, convulsions, digestive 2010 I think everyone grieving. Ferrer. ory of Ellie Brooke Wilkinson’in the hospital. Her blood intolerance, skin lesions, thought she would be out My friends and my family There is going to be a chil- on Facebook.counts had dropped and bucal ulcers and sepsis to again as per her normal rou- have helped me to cope.she needed transfusions name a few. tine. But this time it went Sometimes when peopleand antibiotics and to be Ellie was on numerous on for longer. At the time I bump into me you can seeisolated for risk of infec- anti viral drugs, antibiotics, didn’t ever think she was them wondering if it’stion. Still, we had to go on, steroids and vitamins used going to die, the thought okay to talk to me aboutI spent the days with Ellie in the treatment of sus- didn’t enter my head, but Ellie, as if they might re-and Jason did the nights pected metabolic disorders. looking back I should have mind me about her andand after a cycle of transfu- Yet through all this I looked seen the signs that she was that would upset me! Isions, she was well enough at her and I didn’t care that deteriorating. Ellie passed don’t want her to be for-to come home again. And she could stay that way, I away on the morning of gotten by others, becausethat was how it went. Then would take what I was January 25th, 2011. I never will. I tell Cleo, youEllie would get ill again and given rather than lose her, And then what? No more have to do everythinghave to go back in she was too precious to me. hospitals, medicines, tube twice, once for you and Christmas came, after the Another year passed and feeds, distonias, rashes and once for Ellie. Cleo talksyear we had had it was a then another, family birth- endless outpatient ap- about Ellie and she drawsmiracle. Ellie was still here days and Christmases were pointments. her pictures and plays inwith us, they were wrong sometimes spent in hospi- It’s strange, I miss it all her bedroom. I like it, it’sand though she was still tal, and parties were re- and I would have it all back important to me that wevery sick she fought on, her scheduled so we could all be in an instant if Ellie could keep her memory alive.strength improved and she together, and then it was be here too. I have changed. I won’tcould take her own weight December 2010. All the The first few months after ever be the same person Ion her legs, as skinny as time we’d tried and pushed her passing were unbear- was, something wentthey were. She’d weighed for help to find out exactly able, the physical pain of with her, but I think that10.5 kilos when she had what was wrong with our her loss so intense that I is to be expected really. Ifirst been admitted in May daughter, and many times couldn’t possibly put it into think people should ap-and yet here we were 7 we heard the words ‘Ellie’s words. Only another per- preciate what they have
  6. 6. 6 MAJORCA DAILY BULLETIN SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012 HOME NEWS editorial@majorcadailybulletin.es19 traffickersarrested ascontraband The Blogcigarettegangsmashed ● The Spanish ‘AgenciaTributaria’ (the equivalent of ❞ by Andrew Edethe UK’s Inland Revenue) hasconfirmed that a total of 19people have been arrested, fiveof them in Galicia, as part ofoperation “Algarrobo”, which There was no ashen-facedhas broken up one of Spain’s Delgado to be seen any-most active gangs of cigarette where. Surely this was in-traffickers. deed evidence of a split. The leader of the gang, Palma’s mayor Mateo IsernManuel Gulías, a veteran had thought he was going todealer in contraband tobacco, turn up, but he didn’t.has been confirmed as one ofthose under arrest. He was in-vestigated back in the 1990s For once, it isn’t the island’s great leader, the president, who is beleagueredfor his alleged involvement in If Majorca’s tourism was like footballthe illegal importation of to-bacco from neighbouring An-dorra. During the operation,450,000 packets of contrabandcigarettes, with a street value ATHER like no one be- But what of the gathering at Bellver championship. Well, newish. He’sof some 1.8 million euros, wereconfiscated from a warehousein Griñón, Madrid.Dubai R lieves the beleaguered football team manager (and a manager is always “beleaguered” when under pressure) when he fronts up before the camera Castle of the various worthies who have formed Palma’s premier league tourism foundation and who chose the castle as the venue to launch it? There was no ashen-faced Delgado to been meeting with the Abramovi- ches of Spanish tourism, the Russian tour operators. And he’s planning on a scouting trip to Moscow in March in search of even more faces to addFive arrests were made in and states that the lads in the dress- be seen anywhere. Surely this was to the Majorcan and Balearics squad.Galicia, one in Santiago de Com- ing-room are all pulling together, so indeed evidence of a split. Palma’s Aware of what chairman Bauzá haspostela, three in Silleda (Ponte- no one believes politicians when mayor Mateo Isern had thought he said at Fitur regarding tourism beingvedra) and another one in Vigo. they claim that there are no splits or was going to turn up, but he didn’t. the locomotive of economic recov-The remaining 13 members of divisions in the ranks. No, this was also not indicative of ery, the guv is looking to pack histhe gang were arrested in Ma- For once, it isn’t the island’s great any division. The non-appearance side with Russian and Ukrainiandrid and Seseña (Toledo). leader, the president, who is belea- was due to getting back on the train- midfield dynamos, be they from Five private properties have guered. It is instead the island’s tour- ing ground after that incident with Lokomotiv Moscow, Dynamo Kievbeen searched - three in ism minister, Carlos Delgado. The the knife. The guv was hard at work or wherever. The PP Joey BartonsSilleda, two in Madrid and one mercurial, the enigmatic Delgado on tactics and moving the players had better watch out.in Santiago de Compostela, seems to have lost the dressing-room around on his Subbuteo pitch as heand five offices, one in the of the tourism law. figured out how they would all slot Longer seasonGalician capital, two in Ma- The challenges to the guvnor’s in once he had taken account of the Results are all that counts though,drid, one in Fuenlabrada and authority have been coming in both democratic nature of the tourism and while manager Delgado canone in Barajas. fast and furious; heavy, two-footed law transfer window period. count on the Brits and the Germans Operation “Algarrobo” is the lunges from the defenders of institu- Fully restored, manager Delgado to be packing the terraces once moreresult of a lengthy investiga- tional and municipal authority and has taken himself off to the Spanish this year, he knows that tourism is ation, which came to a head on responsibility. tourism championship tournament game of two halves: the season andJanuary 13th, when suspicions in Madrid, otherwise known as the the off-season. Can he ever get thewere raised over a container Democratic nature Fitur tourism fair. He was there for lads to perform in the off-season? Infrom Dubai, which allegedly They are all part of the democratic the presentation of the teams to summer, when they cross the whiteunloaded “artificial flowers” in nature of the process of finalising Crown Prince Felipe and Princess line, any divisions in the dressing-the port of Málaga. Officers the law, suggests the boss. The lads Letizia. But his presence hasn’t room can be set aside.from the Spanish tax agency can have their say, but I’m still the stopped the murmurings. Joey Bar- He hopes that the tourism lawfollowed the shipment to a guvnor. We can anticipate a vote of tons of the PP have been tweeting might mean a change to the long ballwarehouse in Griñón, where confidence from chairman Bauzá be- that not all is right in the camp and and a longer season, but can he takenine people awaiting the ship- ing issued soon from the Consolat de especially between the guv and the the lads with him? Chairman Bauzáment of the ‘Yesmoke’ ciga- Mar boardroom. Palma premier league of Isern. will be wanting him to, as he has hisrettes were subsequently ar- There are no splits in the PP dress- Why might they have fallen out? own divisions to worry about awayrested. ing-room, says Delgado. But if not, Could it be that Delgado sees the from the pitch. But if the fans’ clam- The authorities believe that then where had he been for a few Palma tourism foundation as a threat our for Delgado grows so loud hetheir operation has dismantled weeks? Had he been diplomatically to the hegemony of his tourism FA? can’t ignore them, there’s one re-the gang “on all levels” - its manoeuvred into the background Sees it as an upstart big-city club placement he won’t be offering theleaders, those responsible for while all the flak was flying? Not so, creaming off tourism promotion job to - the one-time Real Mallorcanegotiating the purchase of unless medical treatment can be funds from major sponsors when the defender Pastor and currently man-the illegal merchandise, those considered diplomatic, as at the end FA has to get by with promotional ager of Manacor. He doesn’t needresponsible for hiding the ciga- of last year he had to go in for an op- scraps from the government? any more heavy, two-footed lungesrettes from customs officials, eration on his back. Had someone Not to be outdone, Delgado has un- from defenders to have to contendthose responsible for trans- stabbed him in it? veiled some new players at the Fitur with.porting the merchandise andthe distributors at variouspoints of sale.
  7. 7. editorial@majorcadailybulletin.es HOME NEWS MAJORCA DAILY BULLETIN SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012 7 PALMA CELEBRATESThousands “cycled off” the affects of the party the night before yesterday. LEISHMANIASISPalmapartiesPalma.—Tens of thousandsof people descended onPalma from all over the is-land on Thursday night toenjoy the Saint Sebastiancelebrations in honour of FREE GIFT* fromthe capital’s patron saint. There was live music forevery taste across the citycentre with hundreds offoguerons burning through THE FIRST AND ONLY VACCINEthe night as people cookedtheir traditional “torada” oflocal sausages and meats. The night kicked off whenthe Mayor of Palma, MateoIsern, lit a huge fire in thecentre of the Plaza Mayor plex where another party was held for all the partici- pants, some of whom de- AGAINST LEISHMANIASISand the partying carried on cided to turn up in fancyinto the early hours of yes- dress.terday morning. The Saint Sebastian cele- “Canyplant and your pet the best of friends” pet, But, while most people brations continue todaywere sleeping off the party, and tomorrow when they Poligono Son Castello. Gran Via Asima 14 – Telephone 971 432 500thousands of cyclists of all are brought to a big climax Open all day from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 8pm Saturday.ages got on their bikes for with the highlight event:the annual Saint Sebastian the fire and water firework *Ask at Canyplant for the promotion rulescycle race from Plaza Cort display over the Bay ofto the Son Moix sports com- Palma.
  8. 8. 8 MAJORCA DAILY BULLETIN SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012 HOME NEWS editorial@majorcadailybulletin.es by Wendy Peters Just About You wendypetersmdb@gmail.com CONTACTT’owd girls birthday bash! tery. Their beloved cat has to be well cared for in a The Poppy Ladies.PHOTO: WENDY PETERS warm, comfortable and lov- ing environment, in short a home from home. My friends are willing to travel if the place is up to scratch (excuse the pun). If you own or know of a suit- able place email me, as soon as possible please. (Email address above). 2011 Poppy appeal suc- cess ●Good news comes to me from ‘The Poppy Ladies’ of Andratx. Sheila Bower and Ann Kay rattle their collec- tion tins at various venues around the South West of the island during October and November selling pop- pies for the Royal British Legion. Sheila contacted me to re- port that Majorca’s 2011 Poppy Appeal raised an im- pressive €2,918.34. This is a fantastic achieve- ment; unfortunately I don’t have a list of all you willing helpers in other parts of the island, but I would be de- lighted to thank you for your efforts in my next col- This year was the 90th an- Shakespeare is ‘to be’ emailed me in triumphant umn if you’d care to contact niversary of the Royal Brit- here mode: ‘Greetings from me. ish Legion, we’re very ● You may recall the item sunny Southern California,The Whitmores. PHOTO: WENDY PETERS Sheila commented: “The proud that they are still do- about Jerry Hoffman, the Shakespeare Mallorca is south-west’s total was ing a marvellous job look- American actor whose goal growing and is on the● Last weekend our friend salivate all over my page! €1,978.85; this is an amaz- ing after servicemen and is to bring Shakespeare to move!’Graham Whitmore gave his I’m not sure if the male ing amount considering the their families. Majorca. At the moment Jerry went on to say thatvery lovely wife, Patti, a guests were actually grind- economic climate and the It’s such a worthwhile in- Jerry is back in the States his website is up and run-surprise birthday dinner ing their teeth as their fact that many hotels, bars stitution, so I want to thank packing up his life in order ning and invited me toparty, the second in com- spouses lavished much de- and restaurants were everybody for their contin- to start a new one here.This ‘check it out for new and in-mand and I were guests at served praise upon Graham closed. ued support.” week the jovial thespian teresting developments’.the very jolly affair. Gra- who kept emerging fromham’s legendary sense of the kitchen with course af-fun was much in evidence: ter delicious course, but Do you know a good catterytwo printed menus were Patti sat in blissful amaze- for this cat? PHOTO: WENDY PETERSpresented at table, a bona ment totally unaware thatfide one and another during the long afternoonheaded: ‘In view of the pre- whilst she’d been shoppingponderance of Yorkshire in Palma her able husbandfolk the chef humbly offers had been clandestinely con-a Yorkshire Menu transla- cocting the culinary feast.tion.’ Beaming with pleasure I hardly need say that this Patti exclaimed,caused much hilarity: for “He never ceases toinstance his delectable amaze and surprise me.” Nostarter of Sopa de Almejas small wonder that thecon Gambas ‘Estilo de Whitmores, married someFloyd’ translated into: Soup forty odd years, top mywi’ fiddly bits o’ shells in. most happily married cou- The translations became ples chart!more comically outrageousas we trawled through the The cat’s whiskers.delicacies on offer, which I ●I have friends who live inshall refrain from list- the middle of the island anding…I’d hate to have you need to find a reputable cat-
  9. 9. editorial@majorcadailybulletin.es HOME NEWS MAJORCA DAILY BULLETIN SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012 9www.shakespearemal- worth my time; the way spective of whether thingslorca.org that I’m paid for what I do is here are getting worse and This I did and discovered literally getting people in worse in the winter. Its’that the first productions the door for the final; sell- such a shame because thereare to be Shakespeare’s Ro- ing those tickets is crucial. I are places still open likemeo and Juliet in English felt a bit insulted, so I Fantasy Golf and Kat-and Lope de Vega’s Cas- thought that’s it now and mandu… activities for peo-telvines y Monteses which I’ll just do a Champion of ple to enjoy.is described as Lope’s take Champions which we did at We have twenty five golfon Romeo and Juliet in the Sala Palma Nova, but courses that bring in theSpanish. Jerry explains: out of the twenty five peo- golfers, we have fabulous“These productions will be ple only five wanted to do walks and cycle tracksdone in rotating repertory, it.” which again encourage peo-with some of the actors tak- So after those disap- ple to come, but there’s no-ing on their roles in both pointing events what on where to dance and it’s suchshows and in both lan- earth inveigled you into a popular thing now. I ap-guages. I am very excited by staging another Not so proached the owners of thehow this is developing.” Strictly? apartment block where my You should log onto “Well, the day before New studio is, they have fortyJerry’s website if only to Year’s Eve I went into the five rooms; I said I couldclick onto the YouTube link Prince William Pub, the bring people in, and ex-where you can view the usual crowd were there, we plained that we need aportfolio of his long career were chatting about past dance floor and they said,in film and television. competitions and Hugh “No, we might be busy then Carville behind the bar said they actually suggestedShall we dance? he fancied doing it.” Ian that I take people to the Son●When Majorca’s foremost gives a sheepish chuckle, “I Caliu Hotel instead!”ballroom dance teacher Ian have to be honest, I’d had aPickles retired last March drink so I said I’d come out I sense his frustration,due to a torn ankle ligament of retirement, and having but then his mood bright-he also gave up the studio in actually got three men will- ens when he talks aboutMagaluf which had become ing to take part…which is al- wedding choreography.a focal point for dance afi- ways a big issue… getting This is something new tocionados. the men is the most diffi- me and I ask him to tell Was he sad to say goodbye cult task… I decided yes I’ll me more.to something that he’d built do it one more time, plus I “This is becoming moreup over the past four years? want to get fit. I haven’t popular, couples want to “I was, but I had no alter- done anything for a year feel confident in theirnative, I was the sole and I do miss it.” opening wedding dance,teacher and I couldn’t carry and many have never Ian Pickles set to bring back, Not so Strictly! PHOTO: WENDY PETERSon with the injury. Ulti- You don’t mention lady learned to dance, so theymately it hasn’t been a bad dancers, do you have any? come to me for help. Everything; because once I recov- “I have got some ladies.All couple has a special song, soered I became mobile, in will be revealed at a later I ask them to bring in a CDmore ways than one. date, but I’ve definitely got and I choreograph some- For instance today I’m the numbers. I have some thing appropriate for them.driving up to Pollensa; I people at the studio who I Last year I taught a lovelyhave a studio there where I know would have loved to couple, but unfortunatelyteach twice a week. I’ve also take part, but it wouldn’t be the groom couldn’t handlegot a meeting with a dance fair to the others if I in- the pressure of having tostudio in Arenal, they want cluded them; it’s only for learn something, so I got allme to do some classes over people who have never the family - sixteen of themthere, and Read’s Hotel in danced ballroom before. It’s - to dance and he just cameSanta Maria is interested in quite a long process, and we in to the middle and he wasme doing something too, so put in a lot of time, but it’s happy… it was still hisin a way being mobile has worth it.” dance. It was fabulous, onebecome more interesting. of the best I’ve done…II’m still giving classes at the Where are the new stu- really enjoyed it because itstudio in Son Caliu three or dios? was teaching a lot of peoplefour nights a week, so I’m “We were fortunate to instead of just the couple;busy.” find a room underneath it’s nice that people go to Martha’s Apartments in the trouble of learning Ian’s about to become Son Caliu which has been something memorable foreven busier: the news is out empty for ten years, it’s their wedding day.”that he is to launch his fifth massive. I would still preferNot so Strictly ballroom a bigger place and I’m cur- So, the heat is on; the com-dancing competition which rently searching for one, petitors are lined up forhe initiated off the back of but it isn’t easy. I’d really what could well be Ian’s Notthe phenomenally popular like to be in a hotel; what I’d so Strictly swan song. Train-BBC1 television show like to do is bring people out ing is due to begin shortlyStrictly Come Dancing. on dance holidays. I have with the final on Saturday “After the last Not so approached hotels about 3rd March.Strictly I packed it in, to tell this, but they’re not inter- After thirty years of com-the truth it got to a point ested; I feel confident that I petitive ballroom dancingwhere I’d get the competi- could guarantee them 300 which saw him ranked sev-tors trained and just a week people, but no they’re not enth in Great Britain itbefore the event two or interested.” seems that Ian will oncethree would back out. “I’ve been to the town hall again don his black patents The last one I organised at and put forward my plan, and during the next fewPacha three of the competi- but I can’t get any support. weeks undertake the ardu-tors only brought one per- I went to the tourist board ous task of whipping hisson to support them, which in Magaluf and they just novice dancers into fantas-isn’t any good. It’s not don’t want to change irre- tic shape.
  10. 10. 10 MAJORCA DAILY BULLETIN SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012 HOME NEWS editorial@majorcadailybulletin.es TIP OF THE WEEK: ● Sunday’s the spec- tacular firework dis- Good morning friends play at 20.00 over the Bay of Palma. by Concha Tejada Fiesta time! NE of the great things O about living in Majorca is the sheer celebration that goes on throughout the winter. There is absolutely no reason for you to get depressed be- cause there is always another fiesta to look forward to. Earlier this week we enjoyed the San Antoni fiestas which are espe- cially important in the rural areas but celebrated all over the island and a great excuse to barbecue local sau- sages, eat traditional spinach “coca” and “sobrassada” on thick chunks of bread with plenty of local red wine! This weekend in Palma we cele- brate San Sebastian, the patron saint of the city. San Sebastian is, in my opinion, a very special fiesta as the entire city Do not miss the highlight of San Sebastian, Sunday night’s firework display. PHOTO: MDB FILES comes together in a celebration of music and concerts in all the main all over the island. So there’s no surrounded by walls separating it opposite side of the road from the plazas and areas of Palma. time to be gloomy in winter but just from the rest of the city. There were main Correos building beside the The atmosphere buzzes with ex- enough time to recover to enjoy the two synagogues; one dating back to “Tous” jewellery shop). Although citement and music as revellers en- next fiesta! the 14th century which occupied the tour will be in Spanish I will be joy the warmth of the fires and bar- the site of what is now the Monti- able to translate for you in English. becue grills and the unique atmos- Special Fomento del Turismo sion church. In 1435 the Jews in The tour costs 10€ per person. Fur- phere. Guided Excursion to Palma’s Majorca were forced to become ther information: comunica- The highlight of this fiesta takes Jewish Quarter Christians and this brought an end cion@fomentmallorca.org or call place on Sunday with the spectacu- I am organising a special guided to the Jewish community in Palma. me, Tel: 971 72 53 96. lar firework display at 20.00 from tour of Palma’s Jewish Quarter on Today, this area remains one of the the Paseo Maritimo and if you in- Saturday, January 28th to visit the most ancient parts of the city and The Fomento del Turismo de Mallorca tend to watch this, get there early to Call Major, the Jewish Quarter, probably the most representative of is a private, independent, non-profit ensure that you get a good view – which was established at the end of that period. making organisation. It was founded it’s not to be missed. the 13th century when it covered an We will meet at 10.15 at the Fo- over 100 years ago to promote tourism Then in February we celebrate Car- area from The Temple, to Plaza San mento del Turismo de Mallorca’s of- to Majorca and represents the entire nival with parades and processions Francisco and La Calatrava and was fices in Calle Constitución 1 (on the tourism industry sector of the island. JOAN MIRÓ N PABLO PICASSO FERNAND LÉGER G PAUL CÉZANNE N SANT AG SANTIAGO RUSIÑOL N IÑ Ñ ANGLADA C AMARASA NGLA LADA AM LLORENÇ ROSSELLÓ O ENÇ ROS LÓ Ó and v and over a hundred major 19th n hund ajor 9th or and and 20th century artists. ry artists s PERMANENT EXHIBITION BY JULI RAMIS · LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY ART · PERMANENT COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE DOLLS E EXHIBITION l Carrer de la Lluna, 86 i 90· Sóller Educationafor DIÀLEGS A SÓLLER D programme ts school visiial with spec Open every day from 10.30am - 6.30pm PECES ARQUEOLÒGIQUES I CONTEMPORÀNIES R prices 971 63 89 73 From October 7, 2011 to March 4, 2012 www.canprunera.com
  11. 11. editorial@majorcadailybulletin.es MAJORCA DAILY BULLETIN SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012 11 ● Home ● FitnessBritain&World 3-10 18-19 ● All About You 8-9 ● Satellite TV 20-21 ● Britain&World 11-14 ● Business 24-25 ● Weekend Food 15 ● Sports 26-29 ● What’s On 16-17 ● Classified 30-31 BRITAIN AT A GLANCEREAL IRANorthern Irish man found guilty ofkilling two soldiers● A Northern Irish Catholicwas found guilty yesterdayof the 2009 murder of twoBritish soldiers outside anarmy base, one of the worstattacks since a 1998 peacedeal mostly ended three dec-ades of sectarian violence. The shootings wereclaimed by the Real IRA, adissident group which op-poses the Irish RepublicanArmy’s ending of its armed Shivers: guilty.campaign against British rule. Brian Shivers, 46, from county Londonderry, was foundguilty of the killing of soldiers Patrick Azimkar, 21, andMark Quinsey, 23. His co-accused Colin Duffy, 44, was ac-quitted. Azimkar, 21, and Quinsey, 23, were shot dead outside theMassereene Barracks in Antrim as they collected a pizzajust hours before they were due to fly out to Afghanistan.Four other people were seriously injured, including thepizza delivery men.WORLD´S BIGGEST JET LICENCE REVOKED Prime Minister David Cameron will launch crackdown next week. PHOTO: REUTERS.Europe orders Iranian news Crackdown oncracks check on channel Press TVAirbus A380s banned● Europe’s safety authori- ● Iranian news channelties yesterday ordered ur- Press TV will disappeargent inspections on a third from British television “fat cat pay...”of the Airbus A380 fleet af- screens after Britain’s me-ter the discovery of wing dia regulator revoked its li-cracks on the world’s larg- cence in a move that couldest jetliner. fuel diplomatic tensions No aircraft have been with the Islamic nation.grounded but the inspec- Britain has been a focus oftions must be carried out Iranian ire over steps towithin six weeks for mostof the 22 aircraft placed on tighten sanctions over its disputed nuclear pro- b Generous pay deals despite lacklustre performancea check-up list, which is ex-pected to affect Singapore gramme. Britain shut Iran’s embassy in London and ex- in British business.Airlines, Dubai’s Emirates pelled all its staff in Novem-and Air France. ber after its embassy in the London.—Britain will set high and below-inflation ent at the top of business,” tents. They are campaign- A handful of the most Iranian capital Tehran was out plans next week to wage rises for most work- said Cameron. ing against social inequalityheavily used aircraft -- sub- attacked by a crowd angry crack down on executive ers. “We need to make the and corporate greed.jected to at least 1,800 take- at British sanctions. pay to try to address public Top UK directors’ total pay market work and we will do The centre-left oppositionoffs and landings that im- PressTV is a 24-hour news outrage over huge wages for soared by almost 50 percent that by empowering share- Labour Party, which lostpose the most wear and tear channel owned by the Ira- “fat cats” at a time of deep last year, despite an eco- holders and using the power after 13 years inon an airframe - must be ex- nian state, available via sat- public spending cuts and nomic slowdown and only power of transparency.” 2010, has accused the Con-amined within four days in ellite around the world and fears of a looming reces- moderate growth at leading Anger over pay, especially servatives of talking tougha process likely to take each on the Internet. Its English- sion. companies, according to re- in the financial sector, grew on pay, but failing to actjet out of service for 24 language service will be re- Prime Minister David search by Incomes Data during the 2007-08 credit over the issue.hours. moved from Sky TV’s satel- Cameron said a market fail- Services, part of Thomson crisis when Britain nation- Describing the issue as The European Aviation lite platform in Britain later ure during years of uncon- Reuters. alised Northern Rock bank one of the main battle-Safety Agency acted after yesterday as a result of the trolled “turbo capitalism” “There should be a proper, and pumped 66 billion grounds in British politics,European planemaker Air- decision. It will still be had broken the link be- functioning market for tal- pounds ($102 billion) into Labour leader Ed Milibandbus disclosed two sets of available online. Press TV tween risk and reward, giv- Lloyds and Royal Bank of said: “I frankly don’t believecracks on its A380 super- said on its website the ing some executives gener- Scotland. that this prime minister isjumbos just two weeks move was “a clear example ous pay deals despite lack- “We need to make the Protesters inspired by the serious about this agenda.”apart, and barely four years of censorship”. lustre performance. market work and we Occupy Wall Street demon- The government’s plansafter the 525-seat double- The roots of theOfcom de- Politicians from all parties will do that by strations in New York are are due out on Tuesday, adecker passenger jet en- cision lie in a ruling last have fought to take the lead empowering still camped outside St day before official data aretered service. The second month to fine Press TV in the pay reforms as Brit- shareholders and using Paul’s Cathedral in the City expected to show Britain’stype of cracks, which like 100,000 pounds ($154,700) ons feel the pain from a gov- the power of of London financial district, gross domestic product con-the first appeared on a for broadcasting an unau- ernment austerity drive, transparency.” more than three months af- tracted by 0.1 percent at thebracket. thorised interview. unemployment at a 17-year ter they first pitched their end of last year.

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