The Tenerife Cabildo is delighted that the island will be host to SHIFT 2017, an international scientific conference to be held from 13-17 November in the Hotel Iberostar Anthelia, in the El Duque area of the Costa Adeje, and which will bring together the world’s leading experts in ground-breaking applications of light in the renewable energy and biomedical fields. SHIFT will be a cutting-edge multidisciplinary platform to gather presentations and discussions of recent achievements by leading researchers. Distinguished speakers will address state of the art research on spectral shaping of light in ground-breaking applications in both the energy and biomedical fields. The island will becomeREAD MORE

Updated 9 February: And it doesn’t get any better. If Facebook was alight before, it’s incandescent now, with reports of groups of three or a hundred, depending on the source, usually said to be Romanians, and sometimes adding child kidnap and abuse to the crimes they commit in full view of the public, and with the police impotent to deal with them. As I said in the post below from ten or so days ago, the police are fully aware of the problem, but need to target resources. Please denounce any incidents you are a victim of, and indeed please also denounce any you see. EvenREAD MORE

Updated 9 February 2017: Today marks three months that Carmelo has been missing, and Adeje Ayuntamiento and Carmelo’s family have pleaded with the public not to forget his face, and for anyone with the slightest information to get in touch with any of the numbers below. Police and family are also increasingly concerned about María Isabel Mesa Cabrera, who has been missing in the Los Realejos area since last Saturday. Anyone who has any information please call police on 062 or 091, or emergency services on 112. Updated 18 November 2016: Carmelo remains missing for what is now the ninth day, and as I reported on Monday, theREAD MORE