CLIMATE change and WINE

29 Mar

Kofi Annan guest speaker at Marbella conference

FORMER UN secretary general Kofi Annan will be the VIP guest speaker at the third World Conference on Climate Change and Wine in Marbella on 13 April. His speech will be directed to businesses and companies about the importance of adopting sustainable practices and development. Attendance is open to business people and members of the general public. […]

WORLDLY LUSTRE regained

28 Mar

Top players commit to new-look Volvo Match Play

Arnold Palmer – the inaugural winner in 1964 (Photo: IMG)

WHEN ARNOLD PALMER won the inaugural World Match Play Championship in 1964, the event was essentially an exhibition competition involving eight of Mark H. McCormack’s stable of stars. Palmer, the first player McCormack signed to his fledgling management company IMG, beat Englishman Neil Coles for a £5,000 cheque from a total prize fund of £16,000.

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SCOT back in the GAME

27 Mar

Andalucian title for former British Open champion

IT HAD BEEN a long and frustrating nine years, but Paul Lawrie finally made it back onto the European Tour winner’s podium with a scrambling victory in the Open de Andalucía by Turkish Airlines at Parador Málaga de Golf.

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“I’ll THINK ABOUT IT”

24 Mar

Jiménez woos Tiger with food and wine…

…but Woods’ private jet remains in Florida as Open de Andalucía gets underway

Miguel Ángel Jiménez and José María Olazábal

THEY WERE CHATTING at the Dubai Desert Classic in February when Miguel Ángel Jiménez popped the question to Tiger Woods: would he like to come and play in the Open de Andalucía on the Costa del Sol? […]

BRING in the TROOPS (again)

9 Mar

Strike-threat airport workers defy commonsense

THEY DID IT to force the air traffic controllers back to their ivory towers after a wildcat strike infuriated travellers during the early-December holiday break last year – and most people are hoping the government is prepared to take similar tough action as other airport workers threaten disruption over Easter and summer. […]

AIR PIRATRY

8 Mar

WITH EXAGGERATED airport security, “low-cost” flights and now wildcat strikes by overpaid air traffic controllers in Spain… travelling long ago ceased to be even remotely pleasurable. All we have left is our sang-froid – and some light relief spotted on the internet.

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TIGER sharpens CLAWS

8 Mar

Nice guy Benji in fight of his life

ONE WEEK before, Wests Tigers and New Zealand star Benji Marshall had been named the “face of rugby league” as the new NRL season loomed. He said at the time he wanted to be “the player that kids want to be when they grow up”. […]

DYNAMIC diva of SOUL

1 Mar

Vibrant Cuban rhythms in Marbella

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhWkg3vyCh8

STUNNINGLY TALENTED singer, pianist and composer Yanela Brooks has a deep passion for music that began when she studied the genre from the age of seven at an academy in Cuba. Later forming a band with 12 other girls before graduating, she was always destined for success. […]

UNIVERSE was her COQUINA

28 Feb

Tragic death of former Miss Costa del Sol

SPAIN’S FIRST Miss Universe, Amparo Muñoz, died at her Málaga home after a long illness – aged just 56. […]

FIESTA of FUN and FOLKLORE

23 Feb

Feria International de los Pueblos in Fuengirola

FUENGIROLA becomes a festive profusion of sounds, flavours and aromas from around the world when the town hosts the annual Feria Internacional de los Pueblos from 29 April to 2 May.

Last year’s fair – the 16th edition – attracted an estimated one million visitors over the four days, with 33 countries and Spanish regions offering an exotic taste of their traditions and cuisine in the colourful setting of the Fuengirola fairground.

Photos: Bosco Martín
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