Summer University inauguration

 

Journalist Paloma del Río opened the university week with a speech on sexism in sport

 

The 26th Adeje Summer University was inaugurated at noon today in a ceremony in the Adeje Convent. The Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, praised the continuance of the summer school adding “we are meeting a real need, dealing with subjects that matter to the population as a whole”

The mayor said that educational institutions were there to deal with issues of common interest and this initiative had allowed Adeje to open new academic connections, which had led to the creation of a university campus here in the south of Tenerife, where today a full Tourism degree was now on offer. Third level education is a priority, he said, in particular in a tourism borough where, in the past, young people had left school to work without finishing their education, with the growth of the hotel and holiday sectors, and resultant jobs.

The vice-rector of the University of La Laguna (ULL) Francisco García, said the courses this year would offer “a feast of knowledge” starting next Monday, with 10 courses and 14 workshops in modular and flexible formats to meet the needs of today’s student as well as an international investigative congress. He also referred to the wide range of parallel cultural activities scheduled, with concerts, book launches, live radio programmes, etc. And with over 700 students already signed up, it shows “that those who will attend next week are not just looking for university credits but also reflect a thirst for information and education in many different disciplines”.

The ULL rector, Antonio Martinón, thanked Adeje for helping “the ULL complete one of its missions – the extending of knowledge into our society in general”. He also told those in attendance that tomorrow (Saturday July 21st) they would also be celebrating the graduation of the third Tourism degree class in South Tenerife, in Adeje, and from the next academic year a number of related post-graduate courses would also be on offer here. He made special reference to the Adeje mayor’s commitment to education, “it is a pleasure to see a politician defending such a basic need as education today”.

Women and sport
The Spanish television journalist Paloma del Río delivered the university inaugural address, and introducing her to the audience, Adeje sports councillor Adolfo Alonso said she was “an inspiration for hundreds and hundreds of people who have decided to take up journalism”. Del Río started her talk referring to the two things that had to be eliminated from sports – sexism and the invisibility (of the importance of female athletes). “We are all responsible for the current situation – from communication media to politicians and business leaders”, she said.

Too often, she said, the media forgets that there are women in sport, or talks about them in terms of their marital and maternal status, their figure or physical aspect, their personal lives, their appearance, something that is much rarer when they are discussing male athletes. Women are given ‘cute’ titles, or nicknames, while their male counterparts will often be labelled as superheroes. Del Río said that there were some sports federations now beginning to address the matter, but taking ‘timid steps’ still.

“Journalists continue to treat female sport as a ‘slave’ to male sports”, she argued, where even today you will find the success of a female athlete attributed to her adopting male physical attributes, for instance. “This kind of sexism is unacceptable in the 21st century”, she said”, “and the media are still a long way away from properly recognising the achievements of women in all aspects of life”. If the presence of women in politics or the economy or health circles is minimum, “in sport it is practically invisible” Del Río pointed out.

This is not just a Spanish problem but similar at international level, with the sexualisation of photographing female athletes, concentrating on their looks before their sporting successes. “Sporting journalism is still a man’s world, for male consumers” she stated, though she did notice that women athletes are using social media to work to shift the balance on their own behalf. She also praised the Adeje Summer University for including a course on sports journalism this year,

 

Fiestas – fun for all!

Recently the Gender Equality Network of South Tenerife boroughs, of which Adeje is a part, working with council cultural departments, has published a good practise guide for fiestas to prevent and outdate what many now see as macho attitudes.  The guide is aimed particularly at those who are in receipt of or applying for funding and grants from  local public councils. 

Recommendations 

  1. When the organisers are scheduling events for the fiestas do remember that the public is made up of women, men and children, and some activities might not respect that fact.
  2.  Pay special attention to times of events, taking into account the age of participants and audiences – so children’s events might be better scheduled for early evening rather than late into the night.
  3. Make sure that events are open to everyone, particularly contests, and move away from the more traditional ‘beauty contest’ rules, bringing more diversity into the mix,  For instance ask yourself if a transsexual person can take part in any of these contests?
  4. Avoid inappropriate public exposure of children and adolescents, or behaviour that is not suitable for their age (hyper sexualisation).  For example, what clothes are you asking them to wear, what poses are you suggesting for photographs in the programmes, are they too adult? What is the message you are sending. What are the values you are promoting in your contests – or are you only looking at physical attributes?
  5. Make sure that the content of the programme doesn’t discriminate against women, against people of different creeds or ethnic background, sexual diversity, etc. This would apply to songs, comedy content, monologues, etc
  6. Promote the fact that the festival should be free of any sexist aggression
  7. Make sure that the ‘comisiones de fiestas’ – the volunteer group organising the local events – must be balanced (women/men)
  8.  Include activities that promote respect, equality, etc
  9. In promoting the fiestas look carefully at the images and language being used in posters, flyers, on social media, etc
  10. Do ask for the local council to assist in promoting this side of your fiesta

September activities in Adeje

The Adeje School of ‘Seguridad y Convivencia’ (security and social harmony) has already begun planning the September schedule, when they will be organising a series of walks among other things. Interested parties can find more and sign up online (www.adeje.es) or call 922 775109, or call into the school (in Las Nieves) in person.

The walks organised so far will be taking place on September 15th (includes kayaking), September 22nd and 23rd (to Teno with an overnight stay in a hostel), October 20th, November 10th (La Gomera) and December 8th.

Also in the planning are workshops on first aid in different setting – the elderly, the workplace, maritime assistance, etc.

The school is currently (during July) open from 9am to 3pm, but will be closed during August, reopening to the public on September 3rd.

 

 

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Armeñime fiestas


The local Armeñime fiestas in honour of Nuestra Señora la Virgen de Candelaria are happening this week, running from July 18to to 23rd.
Programme:
Thursday July 19th
7pm, Parade
9pm, Plaza de la Candelaria, Armeñime
Election of the junior queen of the fiestas, with performances from local children’s dance groups and Ballet Titanium

Friday July 20th
9.30pm Plaza de la Candelaria, Armeñime.
Election of Fiesta queen and Mr Armeñime 2018. Performances from Ballet Salce Dance, Matias Alonso and Yanely Hernandez from ‘En Otra Clave’ and Ainoha Aguilar.
11.-30pm, Plaza de la Candelaria, Armeñime
Street party, with live music from Relieve and Fernando Martín

Saturday July 21st
10.30am, Bouncy castles
12.30pm: Plaza de la Candelaria, Armeñime
Zumba Master Class with Patricia Chiquiar and her DJ
7pm. Armeñime church
Mass sung by the San José de Los Olivos parish choir
8.30pm. Plaza de la Candelaria, Armeñime
Humour night, with neighbours and Los Capirangos
11pm, Plaza de la Candelaria, Armeñime
Street party with music from Deliciosa and Arguayo Band

Sunday July 22nd
10.30am, Bouncy Castles
2pm, Foam party
7pm, Mass, sung by the Boleros de Armeñime, followed by a procession through the streets of the village and fireworks.

Monday July 23rd

5pm, Paella for all in the Plaza

7pm, Plaza de la Candelaria

Street party, with Deliciosa band

Adeje Summer University – courses and workshops


Below is a short summary of the courses and workshops that are running during the Adeje Summer University next week – all courses are in Spanish. Courses run over three days, mornings from 9am – 2pm, (unless otherwise stated) with a one hour break. The workshops are single day classes from 4pm – 8pm. Registration details: http://www.adeje.es/uva

I have left the titles in Spanish with a brief course summary in English.

COURSES
July 23 – 25, 9am – 2pm, Adeje Cultural Centre

Curso práctico de lengua de signos aplicada a la sordera y sordoceguera
The course is for anyone interested in learning basic Spanish sign language, allowing individuals to converse with deaf persons.

Globalización y empresas en red: organización empresarial y nuevas formas de trabajo
For the general public, and professionals in the sector

Periodismo deportivo: narrativas de innovación y emprendimiento
For those already working in the field and students of sports journalism. Members of the public interested in sports will also find this of interest, as will interested athletes or those working in sporting institutions.

La música desde la Biofísica y la Neuropsicofisiología: cerebro, pedagogía y contexto socio-cultural
For students/professionals/those interested in the history of art/psychology/music/biology or health sciences, looking at the most recent investigations into the relationship between music and the brain and music therapies, and the influence of music on different human emotions and social behaviour.

Curso básico para trabajar con un software de gestión hotelera: Aplicación práctica sobre Noray Htl
PLACES FULLY BOOKED: The course will look at using and integration of the Noray hotel management software.

III Congreso Internacional del Periodismo Histórico Canario: Historia y comunicación social en la Macaronesia
10am – 8pm
Congress on social communication in Macaronesia (Canaries, Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde).

July 25th – 27th, 9am – 2pm, Adeje Cultural Centre

Nutrición del/a deportista
For athletes, indivual and team, as well as trainers and coaches, technical sports personnel, monitors, etc.

Cambio climático y sumideros de carbono. Construyendo bosques productivos
For the general public

El deporte desde otra perspectiva
Looking at the world of sport from a different point of view, with personal experiences from those leading the course.

Medicina subacuática e hiperbárica
A theory/practical course on hyperbaric and subaquatic medicine with students learning about the physical principals of diving, related accidents, initial and hospital treatments, and diving-related illnesses.

WORKSHOPS
Adeje Cultural Centre, 4pm – 8pm

July 23rd
Taller práctico de Lengua de signos aplicada a la sordera y sordosordera
Practical workshop in Spanish sign language – basic concepts

“I win You win” en la escuela: aprendiendo cooperativamente
For the general public, learning to work in teams, different models of co-operative methods, conflict resolution.

Periodismo móvil
For students of journalism, working journalists and those interested in the use of mobile technology for story-telling.

July 24th
Creatividad literaria. Fuentes, métodos y técnicas
For writers, readers, professionals, artists and those working in education, libraries, socio-cultural therapists, etc.


July 25th
Innovación comunicativa y cambio social
For university students at all grades interested in spcial work, journalists, etc.

Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de la Agenda 2030
The workshop looks at the sustainable development objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda, generating ideas and proposals to improve environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Taller de creatividad: autoestima, motivación y zona de confort
Open to all members of the public interested in personal or professional growth. Open to those currently seeking work, workers, professionals, etc.

July 26th
Oratoria, argumentación y debate para la vida cotidiana
For those interested in the art of discussion and debate

Vinos de Canarias: conocerlos y apreciarlos (I)
Workshop in Canarian wines with tastings. Of interest to the public and visitors who would like to know more about local products.

Equidad y paz de géneros, desde una mirada sistémica
Examining beliefs and gender stereotypes. Using new tools to re-examine old gender themes

Taller de creatividad: fijaciones funcionales y pensamiento lateral
Open to all members of the public interested in personal or professional growth. Open to those currently seeking work, workers, professionals, etc.

July 27th
Vinos de Canarias: Conocerlos y apreciarlos (II)
Workshop in Canarian wines with tastings. Of interest to the public and visitors who would like to know more about local products.

 

Adeje’s smart young women

For the second year running the Adeje awards to the borough’s best secondary school students has been won by young women, three from the El Galeón secondary school and four from the Los Olivos school.

The ‘Jóvenes Talento’ (talented youth) prizes, whose aim is to reward effort and work done during the school year , is for secondary school students in public education centres in Adeje. The winners this year are Yaiza Sánchez Mederos, Noemi Parpaiola, Tian Yao, all studying in El Galeón, and Elena León Díaz, Tracy Méndez Díaz. Leila Boukyaou Delgado and Valentina Sebestyenl, students in Los Olivos. Each young women received €500 and Adeje councillor for youth affairs, Zebenzui Chinea Linares, made the presentation.

“These awards were created to reflect the worth of studying, to encourage a culture of dedication and effort, of excellence, and above all of a willingness to learn among our young people” reflected the councillor, adding that next year they would also be taking linguistic ability into consideration, to encourage more people to study and achieve proficiency in a second or third language.

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Alert: High Temperatures

The regional department of health has advised that we are in an level 1  yellow alert situation for high temperatures for today and tomorrow, July 9th and 10th.

Recommendations:

  • Protect yourself and your family from the sun and the heat
  • Stay in places with protection from the sun for as much of the day as possible. In the house keep blinds down if possible to keep the interior fresh
  • Open windows at night to keep fresh air circulating
  • Use ventilators or air conditioning if available
  • Be aware of the possibility of extreme temperature changes entering or leaving some premises
  • Avoid direct sunlight outdoors. Use a parasol or cap, light loose clothing
  • On the beach or by the pool stay under a parasol
  • Drink a lot of water and if you are out and about make sure you have water with you
  • Never leave children, older people or pets in a closed vehicle
  • Avoid long stints of outdoor physical exercise during hottest time of the day. Reduce any physical activities during these hours
  • Eat light regular meals, and take water-based drinks with mineral salts, eat fruit and vegtables to help replace salts lost through perspiration
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks, very hot foods and calorie-heavy foods
  • Help others, visit those who are older or sick who live alone
  • If you are taking medication consult your doctor if you think they may affect your body-temperature regulation
  • If you need help or information call 012