DigameXtra No. 2428 Friday Dec. 9th, 2022

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DigameXtra Holiday Schedule- No issue on these days.
Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
-Monday, Dec. 26th, St Stephen’s Day
-Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2022, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
-Friday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday

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All donations are greatly appreciated!
You may drop cash donations off in person and say hello, after 2pm M-F, or place them in my mailbox beside my door anytime. Both the door and the mailbox have the name HARRIS on them. 
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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organization that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
Upcoming Events:
Dec
– Thursday 15th. Christmas lunch at Al Andalus Maro
Jan
– Tuesday 10th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 19th. Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
– Wednesday 25th. Burns supper at Al Andulus Maro. This is a black-tie event tickets are selling quickly so book early
Feb
– TBC Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 23rd. Valentine’s lunch at Al Andulus Maro
Mar
– Friday 3rd. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 23rd. Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
Apr
– TBC Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 11th. Quiz night at Lews Restaurant Torrox
– Saturday 22nd. April Masquerade Ball, black tie
– Sunday 23rd. TBC St George’s Day at the Chapel Bar Nerja
– Thursday 27th. Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
May
– Friday 5th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 16th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 25th. Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
June
– Friday 2nd. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 13th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 22nd. Armed Forces Day Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
July / August summer break
All events must be booked through our Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576. Please visit us on our Facebook page or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/

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New Show at the Villa de Torrox Theatre: Tonight, Friday, Dec 9th, 8pm
GALERIA by Jose Maldonado
Galería is defined as a contemporary and multidisciplinary show where three languages are combined: dance, which uses flamenco as an initial axis, plastic art, with an exhibition of pictorial work and live creation of a new work, and audiovisual language, with an interactive piece that unites the three languages. The purpose of this show is to introduce the spectator to a welcoming, unconventional visual and sound atmosphere in which the different choreographies take place, in a bold and versatile 360o staging. José Maldonado presents four solo scenes in which he pays tribute to art and culture, to the figures of four famous Spanish artists. Falla, Lorca, Dalí and Carmen Amaya inspire Maldonado in the creation of this marvellous cultural promenade.
C/ Isaac Albeniz, 3, Torrox. Tel. 952 53 82 00 FB 

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Jazz Concert- Nerja: Isaac Pascual Trío, Fri, 9Dec 8pm
The Band Members: Isaac Pascual (piano), Rafa Sibajas (bass); Sergio Díaz (drums). Ventana Abierta Jazz Club, C/ Granada 3, (Hotel Plaza Cavana), Nerja.
Prices: Armchair – SOLD OUT / Stool – €14
Info & reservations: 690 073 871. Web: https://www.ventana-abierta.es/jazz.html 

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Cirque du Soleil at Malaga Sports Arena: 10 to 18 Dec.
The world famous Cirque du Soleil returns three years after its last visit to Malaga to open the Spanish tour of its latest offering- Crystal, the first acrobatic show on ice. The Canadian circus company, will perform Crystal from 10 to 18 December at the city’s Martín Carpena Sports Arena, with tickets costing from 35.20 euros.
The venue has now begun its transformation into an ice palace; hundreds of frozen tubes on the floor will create an artificial ice rink on which the 44 artists – acrobats, tightrope walkers and jugglers – will glide. A spectacular show not to be missed!
Info & tix: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/spain/malaga/crystal/buy-tickets & Video Link

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San Silvestre de Cómpeta- Info for Volunteers and Participants in the San Silvestre Race, Competa, December 31, 2022:
– Volunteers. For this edition of the San Silvestre de Cómpeta, we need volunteers to assist. Those interested in becoming one may sign up at the Town Hall, or contact Marcial.
– The registration period to participate in the race ends on December 29. You still have time to participate in this great event. But, as we have previously reported, it is VERY IMPORTANT to keep in mind that no one can register on the same day as San Silvestre. FB 

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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa: 
CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY 4DEC – 3JAN. Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits (prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! Winter Hours: 6:00pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/ We are DigameXtra sponsors, so our contact info can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section. 

 

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Aqua Aerobics at Torrox public pool: Every Saturday 12.50-1.50
I have 2 spaces. All levels of fitness enjoyed.
If interested please WhatsApp Jennifer 605624551
Email: Jenniferjoule7@hotmail.com

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Drinks cabinet with glass shelf wine rack & drawers
Natural & waxed with painted sides Wire Wesh door fronts Measurements 83 x 40 x 107cms Price 145€
– Lamp table. New solid wooden top Sanded New handles Granite Waxed Measurements 46.50. X 32 x 55cms Price 55€
– 2 castillan bedside units. Natural wood & yute colour
New knobs. Measurements 48 x 34 x 50cms Price 90€ the pair
contact Jackie/ nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale, 2 items:
– Solid pine extending table with 4 chairs. Excellent condition.
90cm diameter. (Size extended 120cm) 75€
– Glass and green metal coffee table with mirrored glass base shelf. L100cm x W54cm x H42cm. Good condition. 25€
Paul, Torrox Park. Buyer collects.
paul.bonnell172@gmail.com 

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For Sale: Premium Wireless Landline Phones
2x Philips M888 handsets. These are a very attractive design with large display & extra large backlit keys. Phonebook for 250 entries. 
One black, one white. Excellent condition (look new).
Advanced features like mute timer to silence for specified hours, call block & etc. Has an “intercom” feature, to communicate between the 2 handsets, and allows 3-way calls.
See manual here. If you have long conversations you may want to replace the batts. http://phone.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/philips/m888.html?p=3
Price €30 for the pair. Buyer collects, or meet at Taxi Rank behind Torrox Costa bus station.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa. Tel 675 993 069 after 2pm only please!
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com 

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News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

SPAIN

25% of companies do not have enough liquidity to pay their debts, Andalucia has lowest liquidity ratio in Spain: {Translation}
– Twenty-five percent of Spanish businesses have insufficient liquidity ratios to pay their debts, despite the extraordinary financial support provided to companies due to the pandemic.
– This is according to a study carried out by Iberinform, the subsidiary of Crédito y Caución, which has analysed the average liquidity ratio of a sample of more than 230,000 Spanish companies, based on their annual accounts for the last three financial years filed with the Mercantile Register.  
– Its conclusion is that one in four companies shows liquidity ratios of less than one, which means that the business is facing payment difficulties as its short-term debts exceed the assets and rights available to meet them. 
– Manufacturing companies have the highest liquidity (1.78), followed by communications (1.75) and extractive industries (1.74). 
– The worst liquidity ratios are found in hotels and catering (1.21) and agriculture, livestock and fishing (1.45). 
– By size, the study shows that large companies have the lowest liquidity ratios (1.48), because too high values of this magnitude are indicative of idle assets that lead to a loss of profitability. 
– Medium-sized (1.62) and small (1.70) companies show higher values, which implies that they work with a greater margin of safety in the face of possible fluctuations in their assets and liabilities. 
– The ratio of micro enterprises (1.59) does not follow this inverse scale, an indicator that they have greater difficulties in financing themselves. 
– The study also indicates that the highest average liquidity ratios are recorded in Melilla (2), Navarre (1.8), the Basque Country (1.77), La Rioja (1.76) and Catalonia (1.72), while the lowest are in Andalusia (1.49), Madrid (1.54), Castile-La Mancha (1.54) and Extremadura (1.57).
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1140750/el-25-de-las-empresas-no-tiene-liquidez-suficiente-para-pagar-sus-deudas/

ANDALUCIA

Primary care doctors threaten strike action in January:
– Strikes are planned by primary care doctors in Malaga province and across Andalucía next month if an agreement is not reached with the regional Ministry of Health to ensure immediate improvements in working conditions and pay.
– In addition to the strike planned for January, if negotiations with the Health Ministry do not bear fruit, the SMP will participate in a rally organised by Marea Blanca to be held on Saturday 17 December in the Plaza de la Merced in Malaga to demand improvements in Andalusian healthcare, especially in the primary care sector.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/primary-care-doctors-20221207134219-nt.html

AXARQUIA

AEMET raises to orange the warning for heavy rain in the Axarquia this Friday: {Translation, summary}
– The alert level will begin in the early hours of the morning until 12:00 midday in Sol, Guadalhorce and Axarquia, while in the region of Ronda it will be extended until 00:00 on the 9th.
– The AEMET forecasts the fall of up to 30 litres per square metre in one hour in Sol, Guadalhorce and Axarquia.
– Throughout the day on Friday there will also be a yellow alert for rain in all Andalusian provinces except Almeria. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/aemet-eleva-a-naranja-el-aviso-por-fuertes-lluvias-en-la-axarquia-este-viernes/

ALMUNECAR

The Casa de la Cultura de Almuñecar hosts the exhibition ‘Treasures of devotion’: {Translation}
– The exhibition ‘Treasures of devotion Art and tradition in private devotions’ (‘Tesoros de devoción Arte y tradición en las devociones particulares’) can be visited until the 14th of December in the ‘Rowland Fade’ exhibition hall of the Casa de la Cultura in Almuñécar, from 11am to 2pm in the morning and from 5pm to 8pm in the afternoon.
– The exhibition includes 80 pieces of imagery, sculpture and painting, which have been donated for the exhibition “and which are works of art but also pieces of the heart of each one of us”, according to the curator of this exhibition Juan Francisco Martínez Zamora, brother of this brotherhood and curator of the exhibition, as it brings together memories and experiences of numerous neighbours.
– “The exhibition is divided into four areas dedicated to the Virgin, Christmas images, the Passion of Christ and the Resurrection. It is an exhibition to be seen carefully, calmly, carefully and observing its details, while at the same time enjoying listening to the Gregorian music that accompanies it”, explained Martínez Zamora. Photo: Gabinete. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/casa-cultura-almunecar-acoge-exposicion-tesoros-devocion/ 

UK

UK border control strikes threaten Christmas travel chaos to and from Spain:
– Planned industrial action by British border force staff is threatening to complicate or even ruin Christmas travel plans for thousands of people going between Spain and the UK over the festive period.
– The planned strike action would take place from December 23rd until December 26th and then from December 28th to New Year’s Eve.
– The UK’s Home Secretary Suella Braverman warned travellers heading to and from the UK over Christmas and New Year to expect severe disruption and to rethink travel plans if strike action goes ahead. “Passengers should also expect flight cancellations due to staff shortages,” they added, “so should keep in touch with their airlines before travel.” Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20221208/uk-border-strikes-threaten-christmas-travel-chaos-to-and-from-spain/

EUROPE

Croatia to Join Schengen Zone From January 2023, but Bulgaria & Romania Will Still Have to Wait:
– Croatia will officially become the newest member of the European Union’s borderless area of Schengen on January 1, 2023, the European Union has confirmed.
– Bulgaria and Romania will not enjoy the benefit to move visa-free to Schengen Zone countries from next year, after there was not a unanimous vote made by the Ministers from the 27 EU countries in the meeting held today in order to support the accession of both these Balkan countries to this zone. It was reported that Austria blocked Bulgaria and Romania’s hopes of becoming the newest members of the Schengen Zone. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/croatia-to-join-schengen-zone-from-january-2023-but-bulgaria-romania-will-still-have-to-wait/

TRAVEL NEWS

Passengers on EU Flights Will Soon Be Able to Make Calls While On-Board, For a Price:
– The deadline for the EU countries to make 5G frequency bands available for planes has been set to June 30, 2023, and this means that everyone will be able to use their phones to make calls as soon as the next summer.
– According to the Commission, the decision to implement mobile communications on board lays the groundwork for the widespread deployment of 5G services. The same has explained that the service will be provided within the cabin that uses special network equipment – picocell – to connect the users and text, calls, and data, between the plane and the mobile network based on the ground.
– Lonely Planet explains that through the picocell technology, passengers will be able to use their phone through mobile data rather than wi-fi. Moreover, the same source explained that the use of phones on the plane will be able since the frequencies of the 5G are different from those needed for flying a plane.
– Regarding the cost of the service, Lonely Planet noted that such information is not clear yet. However, the service is not expected to be free. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/passengers-on-eu-flights-will-soon-be-able-to-make-calls-while-on-board/

TECH

Scary looking “air-purifying” Dyson Zone headphones, with external sound cancellation and smartphone sync, will reach Spain in June 2023- The next step in personal isolation:
– The Dyson Zone, high-fidelity headphones with active noise cancellation and air purification features, because of electrostatic filters that collect 99 percent of pollution, have been introduced by Dyson. This new product will start to be offered in China in January, and it’s expected to reach the Spanish market in June 2023.
– They provide advanced noise cancelling technology (ANC), programmable in three ways, from isolation to conversation and transparency, that enables users to be aware of the sounds around them. In addition to enabling you to chat on the phone using a technology of formation of twin microphone beams and noise suppression, the maker claims that this product offers immersive hearing since it adapts to heads of various sizes and geometries.
– The electrostatic filter media of the air filter apparatus collects 99 percent of ultrafine particle pollution, including allergens and those from sources like air dust or construction, down to 0.1 microns.
– Then, it has a second layer, K-Carbon, which is loaded with potassium to trap the city’s damaging gases, like NO2, SO2, and O3, and neutralizes offensive scents from the environment, such as sewage, stale subway air, or construction fumes. Full article: https://observatorial.com/news/technology-and-science/241666/they-demonstrate-the-air-purifying-dyson-zone-headphones-which-will-reach-spain-in-june-2023/ 

FINANCIAL

Brussels wants to require crypto-asset providers to report transactions by EU residents: {Translation, summary}
– The European Commission on Thursday proposed requiring cryptoasset providers, such as bitcoin trading or exchange applications, to report transactions by customers resident in the European Union (EU), whether domestic or cross-border, to improve member states’ ability to detect and combat tax fraud, evasion and avoidance.
– “The cover of anonymity, the fact that there are currently more than 9,000 different crypto-assets available and the inherent digital nature of trading mean that many crypto-asset users who are making huge profits go unnoticed by national tax authorities,” explained European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Paolo Gentiloni. He stressed that the Commission’s proposal will allow member states to obtain the information they need to ensure that tax is paid on profits made from trading or investing in crypto-assets, as with any other financial asset.
– The rules of this framework will enter into force on 1 January 2026, a similar timetable to that followed by all jurisdictions that have agreed to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) cryptoasset reporting framework, including the United States. Full article: https://www.europapress.es/economia/noticia-bruselas-quiere-exigir-proveedores-criptoactivos-notificar-transacciones-residentes-ue-20221208141226.html

CULTURE

2022 Turner Prize goes to Veronica Ryan:
– At 66, the British sculptor became the oldest recipient of the Turner Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious accolades for visual arts.
– The tension was almost palpable at Liverpool’s venerable St. George’s Hall on Wednesday (07.12.2022), where the winner of the Turner Prize was announced. Veronica Ryan was recognized with the prestigious award, which comes with a prize money payment of £25,000.
– “Power, visibility. Thank you so much,” she beamed as she took the podium. She thanked those “who’ve looked out for me when I wasn’t visible and I was making work from rubbish.” 
– Along with Ryan, Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard and Sin Wai Kin were also among the nominees for the Turner Prize; the shortlist was unveiled in April. Their works have been on display at Tate Liverpool since October and will stay there until mid-March 2023. Shortlisted artists each took home £10,000. Photo: Jonathan Brady. Full article: https://www.dw.com/en/2022-turner-prize-goes-to-veronica-ryan/a-64025040 

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Churches & Worship

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New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, you are very welcome to come and join us at our Sunday gathering. Join us for a time of Holy Spirit led worship and experience the presence of our God. Our teaching is Bible based as we honour God and obey His Word. During this time of uncertainty, God’s Word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. Our service lasts for about 1 hour and 30 mins. With Tea and Coffee afterwards.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. John 14:6
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780
Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: www.nlcnerja.com ; Facebook

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El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page, or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

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St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.stgeorgeschurchmalaga.org

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Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/

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Informal Christian fellowship group in Torrox Pueblo:
Meeting on occasional Wednesday evenings.
For more information contact Kevin and Julie.
Email: Juliestares@hotmail.co.uk ; WhatsApp 44 7531856465

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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
– St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
– Danish Church Services. On Saturdays 10th & 24th of December.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

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Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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DigameXtra No. 2427 Thursday Dec. 8th, 2022

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-Monday, Dec. 26th, St Stephen’s Day
-Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2022, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
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All donations are greatly appreciated!
You may drop cash donations off in person and say hello, after 2pm M-F, or place them in my mailbox beside my door anytime. Both the door and the mailbox have the name HARRIS on them. 
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Total Donations Received (Last year = 80, New goal = 100): 22 – Thank You!

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Today Is A Public Holiday:
– Thursday, December 8th is Immaculate Conception Day, a national public holiday.

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Torrox Costa Christmas Market: Dec 6-11 Programme, Click Here

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Nerja Celebrates Holiday Season with Month of Events thru Jan 6th:
Full programme at: https://www.nerja.es/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/20221201-programacion-navidad.pdf

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Velez-Malaga Live Christmas Events for All Ages:
Enjoy the great children’s musicals this Christmas in Vélez-Málaga.
We are waiting for you in the ‘Carpa Transparente’ de pozancón (clear tent).
– 7th December “Disney Rock” 19:30 h.
– 12 December “De ellos aprendí” 18:30h.
– 20 December “Coco” . (Double session) at 17:00 h. and at 20:00 h.
– 22 December “Gisela Kids” 19:00 h.
– From 2 December to 5 January, 35 days full of activity, excitement and joy in which the little ones will be the real stars.
Complete programme available at https://velezmalagavivelanavidad.com/
Children’s shows, attractions, parade, drones, dance competitions, raffles, workshops, concerts, cotillion, cavalcade; including comedy shows with Tomás García, Pepe El Caja, Chely Capitán and Antonio Ocaña, among other comedians, the Radiolé gala, the musical by Gisela, the flamenco zambombás with Raúl ‘El Balilla’, Chonchi Heredia and El Capullo de Jerez and, for the youngest, the ‘Menta Fresh Party’, Salón Manga, DJ José de las Heras and La Pantera. FB 

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Christmas & Mentally Ska’d New Years at Table Mountain Restaurant- Comares:
– Christmas. Special menu Dec. 24th & 25th. Live music on 24th with Miss Fortune
– New Years Eve Party. Dec. 31st. Live music by Mentally Ska’d
Table Mountain Los Ventorros, Comares. Menus on posters.
Book early on 656 968 879 Map Link & FB

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My showroom is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10­:00-14:00, or you may telephone for an appointment outside of these hours.
Casa Cambrian, Cuesta Benamayor 15, Competa, 29754, Malaga.
Tel: 653 429 452 ; Email: jsantiquescb15@gmail.com ; I am a DigameXtra sponsor so my contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section.

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For Sale: Powerful Tower Computer with Massive Storage
– Dell XPS 8300, white, reconditioned by DoctorLaptop, looks new
– Intel i7 2600 @ 3.4GHz + 16Gb RAM for very fast performance
– 2x 1.5Tb HDD Hard Disks (3000Gb total!)
– Windows 10 Pro v22H2, fresh install
– NVIDIA GForce GTX560Ti graphics card
– Ports: Ethernet (no built-i wifi, use a wifi dongle), 6x USB2, HDMI, DP, 2x DVi. (no VGA port, I sell adapters for VGA if you need one)
– Audio: 7.1 Surround (6 jack), no built-in speaker
– DVD-RW w/ Blu-Ray playback
– 19-in-1 Card Readers
New in 2012, €1400. Now only €280 reconditioned. Buyer collects.
I have new, high quality UK keyboards & mouses if needed.
Contact: DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or 675993069 after 2pm
(Note: I have a super powerful tower almost ready to go, 2016 refurb, 24Gb RAM + Intel i7 @ 4GHz, with 248Gb SSD system drive + 2x 2Tb HDDs, GForce GTX 960 graphics cards for gaming. Priced accordingly. Will post here when I’m finished refurbing it. ) Photo: [https://images.harlander.com/artikel/1000×1000/dell-xps-8300-1.jpg]

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For Sale: Fold up bike by FreeBike. Used twice. Shimano gears, with stand, 110€, Tel. 711027499. Marjorie, La Viñuela. 

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For Sale: Small gas fire, good working order, with gas bottle. €25.
Stephen, Competa (or meet on coast).
952115179 / 692336491 (Whatsapp) 

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News & Articles

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SPAIN

Colombia’s Infamous ‘Pink Cocaine’ Is on the Rise in Spain and the Rest of Europe:
– A bright pink drug from Colombia that is a mish-mash of MDMA and ketamine is gaining traction among drug users in Europe.
– Known to buyers as “tusi” (pronounced ‘2C’) – and by the media and police as “pink cocaine” even though it contains no cocaine –the concoction is increasingly being taken by drug users and seized by police in Spain, and is surfacing elsewhere in Europe.
– Users often experience a mixture of ketamine’s sedative, trippy high with the more stimulant buzz of MDMA and caffeine.
– Last week, Spanish police announced they had busted seven members of a gang who are alleged to have been involved with distributing cocaine and tusi in Madrid and Malaga after smuggling it in drug-filled suitcases by air from Latin America. A search of their homes in Spain revealed 8 kilos of what officers called “pink cocaine,” as well as regular cocaine and cash. Full article: https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7gnbq/pink-cocaine-tusi-colombia-drug

ANDALUCIA

Heavy rain forecast for all Andalusian provinces on Thursday:
{7 December 2022, 15:13 }
– The Spanish met office, Aemet, has issued yellow warnings for heavy rain tonight and tomorrow across Andalucía.
– The warning is in place in Huelva province from 3pm this Wednesday, where storms and strong gusts of wind are also expected.
– A yellow warning is in place for Malaga and the Costa del Sol from 6pm on Thursday, 8 December, and from midnight on Wednesday night in the Ronda area.
– From 9am on Thursday, Cordoba is on yellow alert, followed by Jaén at noon and Granada at 6pm. All Andalusian provinces will face a moderate risk of heavy rains on Thursday of between 15mm and 40mm of accumulated rainfall. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/heavy-rain-forecast-20221207122836-nt.html

EUROPE

Germany arrests 25 accused of plotting coup:
– Twenty-five people have been arrested in raids across Germany on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. The group of far-right and ex-military figures are said to have prepared for a “Day X” to storm the Reichstag parliament building and seize power.
– A man named as Heinrich XIII, from an old aristocratic family, is alleged to have been central to their plans. According to federal prosecutors, he is one of two alleged ringleaders among those arrested across 11 German states.
– The plotters are said to include members of the extremist Reichsbürger [Citizens of the Reich] movement, which has long been in the sights of German police over violent attacks and racist and antisemitic conspiracy theories. They also refuse to recognise the modern German state. Photo:DPA. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63885028 

CANADA

Assisted Suicide Is Out Of Control In Canada – Canadian veteran, ex-Paralympian offered assisted suicide by VA office after seeking help to acquire a wheelchair lift:
– Retired corporal Christine Gauthier, who competed for Canada at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics and the Invictus Games that same year, told the House of Commons veterans committee last week that she was offered help to commit suicide when she was trying to acquire a wheelchair lift from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).
– She told the committee that she was offered “medical assistance in dying,” which is a type of medical suicide commonly referred to as MAiD.
“I have a letter in my file,” she said, referring to the offer from VAC to help her kill herself. “I have a letter saying that if you’re so desperate, madam, we can offer you MAiD, medical assistance in dying,” she added.
– She wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attesting to what had happened and said she was even told that VAC would “supply equipment” necessary to kill herself.
– Gauthier reacted to the affair in an interview with Global News, saying, “I was like, ‘I can’t believe that you will … give me an injection to help me die, but you will not give me the tools I need to help me live.” She said that her “faith will not allow (her) to do it,” referring to committing suicide.
– Her case is yet another revelation of a growing VAC pattern where suffering veterans are encouraged to commit suicide medically. It was unearthed in the summer that at least one VAC case worker had offered medial suicide to multiple veterans, one of whom ended up going through with the procedure.
– Now, mentally ill people in Canada can access suicide procedures rather than continue to fight through their mental illnesses.
Full article: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadian-veteran-ex-paralympian-offered-assisted-suicide-by-va-office-after-seeking-help/ &
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HEALTH

The three drugs whose sale will be prohibited in Spain as of December 15: {Translation}
– From next week, on Thursday 15 December, medicines containing hydroxyethyl starch will no longer be available in pharmacies. After being reviewed by the European Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee of the European Medicines Agency, it has been concluded that the risks of using medicines with this solution outweigh the benefits.
– Last June, the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products announced the withdrawal of the medicines Isohes, Volulyte and Voluven. The AEMPS announced that it would make the withdrawal date official well in advance, which will finally be 15 December.
– In February of this year, the European Pharmacovigilance Committee examined the results of a study and found that the restrictions that had been put in place in 2018 failed to ensure the proper use of these medicines. Previously, in 2013, a series of restrictions were placed on their conditions of use as a result of the increased risk of renal failure and mortality in certain patients. Full article: https://sevilla.abc.es/salud/tres-medicamentos-venta-prohibida-partir-diciembre-20221207124202-nts.html

SCIENCE

World’s Oldest DNA Discovered, Revealing Ancient Arctic Forest Full of Mastodons:
– The oldest DNA ever recovered has revealed a remarkable two-million-year-old ecosystem in Greenland, including the presence of an unlikely explorer: the mastodon.
– The DNA, found locked in sediments in a region called Peary Land at the farthest northern reaches of Greenland, shows what life was like in a much warmer period in Earth’s history. The landscape, which is now a harsh polar desert, once hosted trees, caribou and mastodons. Some of the plants and animals that thrived there are now found in Arctic environments, while others are now only found in more temperate boreal forests. “What we see is an ecosystem with no modern analogue,” says Eske Willerslev, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Cambridge and senior author of the study, which was published in Nature. Full article: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/worlds-oldest-dna-discovered-revealing-ancient-arctic-forest-full-of-mastodons/ 

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Cinesur El Ingenio Films schedule: You can find the film schedule at this link. Films tagged as (VOSE) are in the original language with Spanish subtitles. 
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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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DigameXtra No. 2426 Wednesday Dec. 7th, 2022

Welcome to DigameXtra !

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DigameXtra Holiday Schedule- No issue on these days.
Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
-Monday, Dec. 26th, St Stephen’s Day
-Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2022, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
-Friday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday

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All donations are greatly appreciated!
You may drop cash donations off in person and say hello, after 2pm M-F, or place them in my mailbox beside my door anytime. Both the door and the mailbox have the name HARRIS on them. 
Alternatively, you may send me an Amazon ES (Spain) eGift card by email. You need to have an Amazon.es account. The only info you need is my name and email address, see those below.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND AMAZON UK eGIFT CARDS
Here is the Amazon.es eGift Card Link, (NOTE: YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY AMOUNT YOU LIKE ON THE FORM, it is set at €30 by default):
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Total Donations Received (Last year = 80, New goal = 100): 21 – Thank You!

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Public Holiday This Week:
– Thursday, December 8th is Immaculate Conception Day, a national public holiday.

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Mezquitilla and Lagos present their Christmas programme with children in the spotlight:
– Friday, the 9th, the Mezquitilla Town Hall will receive a visit from Father Christmas and his elves, who will collect all the letters with requests from the little ones. There will be surprises throughout the afternoon, as well as chocolate tasting, churros and a bouncy castle.
– Friday 16th, from 17:00 hours, the royal postman will arrive, who will also receive the letters to deliver them to Their Majesties the Three Wise Men from the East. All those attending will receive a gift and there will be workshops, face painting, a bouncy castle and a delicious Christmas pastry. The afternoon will be enlivened by the group ‘Cantando bajito’.
– Finally, on the 5th of January, one of the most important moments of the year for children will take place: from 17:00 hours, the Three Wise Men will be in the Tanit car park in Lagos to see the little ones and hand out presents. Then, at around 17:30 they will leave for the Tenencia de Alcaldía de Mezquitilla. 

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Dana & Gianni Concert: Sunday 11 December from 2 to 4.30 pm Live music at Ziggy Bar, Punte Don Manuel. (dana10marzo@gmail.com) 

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Nik of all Trades- Services available for home, garden and office:
-Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 60€, 85€ and 110€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost . costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost. I am always busy and usually require between 2 and 4 weeks notice before I can start work but I can usually carry out quotations fairly quickly.
-Check my website for examples of my work http://nik-of-all-trades.weebly.com/
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.  

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and Cambridgeshire.
We are part of the ADH storage and Transportation company and as such have storage available in Competa and Peunte Don Manuel. Very reasonable rates.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
-Regular runs between UK and Spain
-Transport of personal property from full house moves to small single items
-Man & Van services
-Packing, including supply of packing materials
-UK Home shopping with UK delivery address
-Storage of property and vehicles in Spain
If we can be of service please contact Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required.  
UK: 0044 7846672013
Spain: 0034 951 066 093
Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com ; FB Link
Our contact info is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 

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SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades.
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces. Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting.
Architect service, building licence applications.
Handyman service now available for those smaller jobs.
NEW- Water Deposit Installations: Due to the ongoing drought and current water restrictions SPW Construction are currently offering the following service.
– Supply and installation of new above or below ground water deposits. 1000 litres up to 25000 litres. Delivered and installed, all relevant plumbing. All work warrantied.
– We can also advise you or help to organise water deliveries from local suppliers. For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
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For Sale:Kunft fridge freezer, perfect working order.
144 cm high, 55 cm wide, 55cm deep. Price 40€
View in El Morche, buyer collects.
Jennifer, El Morche, tel/ WhatsApp +34 655629821 

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For Sale: Salomon SX60 Ladies ski boots, size 5/38, including boot bag. 10€. Call Marj 635363965. La Viñuela. 

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For Sale: Elinchrom BRX 500 studio flash strobes complete as seen in the photo, in very good condition 400 euros.
Contact Jimmy, Frigiliana. 645053258. 

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For Sale, 2 items:
– IPhone 7 Plus 128GB, Rose-Gold. Beautiful colour of rose-gold. It comes in the original box, with a UK plug. Used, but was always protected and is in good condition. €125
– Bicycle equipment lot. Selling brand new and never used.
Helmet (size Large), Trouser (size Large), Bike log, Bike gloves.
All together for €30. Sabine, Caleta de Velez (Meet at ALDI) WhatsApp 634721547 

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For Sale, 2 items:
– Beautiful ceramic table lamp with parrots design 60cm high. €20
– New 5 metre long strip of LED lights (can be cut to length) with remote control to change speed and colour. Bought in error. All fixings and instructions, tested but never used. €10 (half price)
Buyer collects. Carol, El Morche. (Rio Gui end)
carolemhart@yahoo.com 

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For Sale, 2 items:
– Bobbigny macrame yarn, 5mm x 100m. Brand new, un-opened. Colours, Avocado, Natural, Teal, Terracotta. Job lot, €50.
– Plasterboard lot. (7x) 2.7m x 1.2m x 14mm plasterboard; roll of external corner tape; (10x) 2.5m x 600mm rubber based insulation. All in good condition, job lot €100.
Maria, Competa campo, buyer to collect, or can meet. Tel. 643005983

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For Sale: Furniture set. Beautifully hand painted newly upholstered bedroom furniture set. €170 Ono. Amanda, Torrox-Cómpeta road. 711010844 

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For Sale: Golf Lot. Golf bag, trolley and clubs (Dunlop 10.5 driver, cougar 1 &3 woods, various irons 5 – 9 with pitching iron, putter and chipper) 30 euros. Marcus / Alison, Nerja, tel 606571139. Email: marcali1979 at gmail.com

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Wanted: Long Term Rent Torrox EL Campo (years): I’m looking for a “smaller” independent Country House close to Torrox Pueblo where I live now. Approx 5-15 min. by car behind pueblo, preferable along Torrox-Frigiliana Road. Mature and quiet DK woman. ES resident, no pets, non smoker. Can be semi- or no furnished house. Min 1 bedroom. Now or later. If needed I can provide recommendations and proof of income. Approx 5-600€ + utility. Kirsten / Torrox.
Looking forward to hearing from you at: khm4mail@gmail.com

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SPAIN

New Spanish Gov’t Website Lists Items On Auction:
{DigameXtra} The AEAT regularly auctions assets of all kinds (real estate, vehicles, etc.) through the BOE portal. A search engine is provided for items in the auction process, with the option of subscribing to receive notices of new listings according to the characteristics of the property. These sites have the option to changes languages, but that function didn’t work for me. I used the DeepL page translator when taking the screenshot.
Auction items search: https://www2.agenciatributaria.gob.es/static_files/common/internet/dep/taiif/subastaInmuebles/index.html#/index/
Register & Site Use Info: https://sede.agenciatributaria.gob.es/Sede/en_gb/subastas.html

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Spain police bust ‘Ukraine Aid’ marijuana smuggling ring: 
– Spanish police said Monday they had broken up a smuggling ring that was transporting cannabis across Europe under the guise of a convoy of humanitarian aid destined for Ukraine.
– During the operation, police arrested 30 suspects – among them Spaniards, Ukrainians, Germans and Moroccans – at several locations across the southern Andalusia region, a Guardia Civil statement said.
– The marijuana, which came from plantations located across the region, was “packaged in cardboard boxes disguised as supplies and humanitarian aid destined for Ukraine,” it said. They were then packed into vans registered in Ukraine that were “purportedly acting as a solidarity convoy so they could pass under the radar of police and border controls,” while visiting various European countries, it said.
– Police were alerted to the scheme after identifying a group of Ukrainians on the Costa del Sol who were collecting large quantities of marijuana that were stored in a flat in Mijas, near Málaga.
– During the raids, which targeted sites in Málaga province as well as in the southern cities of Granada, Córdoba and Seville, police seized nearly €800,000, six guns and 2,500 cannabis plants.
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20221205/spain-police-bust-ukraine-aid-drug-smuggling-ring/ 

MALAGA

Heavy rain and wind caused some thirty incidents in Malaga province: The rains and strong winds caused around thirty incidents in the province on Monday evening and early this Tuesday morning (6 December). Marbella was the most affected town, where a small tornado on Monday afternoon broke glass at the Costa del Sol Hospital, causing a worker to be slightly injured. Spain’s meteorological agency (Aemet) said no rain is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, although from Thursday onwards there is a high probability of showers. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/heavy-rain-wind-20221206104051-nt.html

SPORTS

Football News, World Cup 2022- Spain are eliminated, missing every penalty of the shootout vs Morocco:
– Spain had hopes of winning the 2022 World Cup, but they’ve exited at the same stage as they did in 2018 and in the same manner, losing on penalties. This time, Spain fell in a 3-0 penalty shootout defeat to Morocco.
– Spain are now out of the World Cup and questions will be asked of Luis Enrique, especially since La Roja have been eliminated at the same stage as they were last time out.
– This loss means they haven’t reached the quarter-finals since the year they won the whole thing, back in 2010.
Full article: https://www.marca.com/en/world-cup/cronica/2022/12/06/638f843d46163fc04b8b45a5.html 

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Football- World Cup 2022 Scores: Visit this link for the latest results
https://www.foxsports.com/soccer/2022-fifa-world-cup/scores

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TECH

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chat-Bot Update – AI says it wants to wipe out humans and writes songs glorifying criminals & abusers:
– OpenAI’s newly unveiled ChatGPT bot is making waves when it comes to all the amazing things it can do – from writing music to coding to generating vulnerability exploits, and what not.
– As the erudite machinery turns into a viral sensation, humans have started to discover some of the AI’s biases, like the desire to wipe out humanity.
– Within six days of its launch, ChatGPT surpassed a million users to the extent its servers couldn’t keep up. As more and more netizens play with ChatGPT’s preview, coming to surface are some of the cracks in AI’s thinking as its creators rush to mend them in real time. Here are some selected topics:
1. ChatGPT says: ‘Selfish’ humans ‘deserve to be wiped out’.
2. Its lack of morals is a problem. ChatGPT’s lack of context could prove out to be dangerously problematic when dealing with sensitive issues like sexual assault.
3. It can write phishing emails without typos.
4. It can write software… and malware!
5. It’s capable of being sexist, racist, …
8. It could redefine supply, demand, and economy. Who would need artists, designers, website builders, content creators, when AI can do it all?
10. It’s convincing even when it’s wrong. ChatGPT’s coherent and logical responses make it a natural at disguising inaccurate responses as valuable insights coming from a single source of truth. This could cause misinformation to creep into the complex digital ecosystem in ways that may not be obvious just yet.
Full article, with examples of all the disturbing content: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/openais-new-chatgpt-bot-10-dangerous-things-its-capable-of/

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Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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DigameXtra No. 2425 Monday Dec. 5th, 2022

Welcome to DigameXtra !

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DigameXtra Holiday Schedule- No issue on these days.
Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
-Tuesday, Dec. 6th. Constitution Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Monday, Dec. 26th, St Stephen’s Day
-Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2022, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
-Friday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday

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All donations are greatly appreciated!
You may drop cash donations off in person and say hello, after 2pm M-F, or place them in my mailbox beside my door anytime. Both the door and the mailbox have the name HARRIS on them. 
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Two Public Holidays Next Week:
– Tuesday, December 6th is Constitution Day, a national public holiday.
– Thursday, December 8th is Immaculate Conception Day, a national public holiday.

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs/CDs and Jigsaws at various prices
***Trips***
December
– 21st – A trip to see the festive Christmas Lights in Malaga city. €10pp and first pick up at Algarrobo Lidl at 18.00
January 2023
– 04th – La Concepcion Botanical Gardens Spectacular Lights Extravaganza. Price 22€pp and includes entry to the Gardens etc Departs Algarrobo Lidl at 17.00
– 6th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30.
– 13th – La Canada shopping in Marbella and Iceland in Fuengirola €18pp
– 27th – Trip to the Sierra Nevadas €19pp
February
– 03rd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 17th – A trip to Finca de la Torre, Bobadilla for a tour of their Olive Farm. Price is 55€pp and includes a tour of the Vineyard, olive oil tastings, 3 course lunch, coach and drivers gratuity.
March
– 03rd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
May
May 10th – 14th 2023. 5 day trip to Jerez with a visit to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, a Horse Fair, Sherry Bodega, possibly Tio Pepe or Sandeman’s and a guided tour of the old town. It will be on a ½ Board basis in a 4* Hotel. If interested, send me an email and I will contact you with details in the New Year. For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page

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The Bio Beach Restaurant U3A Lectures Present:
Wed, Dec. 14 at 11am
Speaker Graham Hibberd, Retired Police Officer and Operational Police Dog Handler/Trainer. Join me on a journey, of how over the centuries, humans have learned to employ dogs in a variety of ways. From hunters, guarders of property, footwarmers, to working dogs; dogs from cinema and television, providers of hair and meat and more, though ultimately the most important of all, as good companions. With 40 years’ experience, as an Operational Police Dog Handler/Instructor in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, my presentation will end, giving answers to questions on rectifying problems you may have with your dog.
Note: These U3A lectures are free, just order refreshments from the Bio Beach staff. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these social, educational, and stimulating mornings are presented in an effort to attract more members. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade (right behind the church). We look forward to seeing you there! For more info contact: norma2kk@aol.com

 

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Autumn at Potters Bar- Nerja: JAZZ JAZZ JAZZ!!!
– The Jazz Lunch is back! The very talented Spike, Diego & Jonny as the COASTLINE DIXIELANDERS will be providing us with fantástic afternoons of class entertainment. Sundays at 2.00pm. Availability is límited so reserve your table now. €15/person including a great roast Lunch. Phone Cathy on 685435767.
– And Potters Friday nights are not to be missed! Great live entertainment from 8pm, fabulous fish n’ chips and plenty of other options and a great night out guaranteed. Bookings adviseable!
– The Potters Pub Quiz! Every Tuesday 8pm. Make a night of It! Good company, good good and great fun and all for just €3/person. Bookings adviseable.
If you have never visited Potters Bar we look forward to meeting you! Our contact details can be found in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue.

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Torrox Christmas Market: Opens its doors tomorrow Tuesday the 6th December at 12 noon.
– Open Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon til 12 midnight (bars) and stalls open til 10 pm.
– Sunday 11 th December from 12 noon til 5 pm.
Situated in the carpark at the side of the Iberostar Malaga playa hotel Torrox Costa. Fun for the whole family. 38 stalls to browse and buy your Christmas gifts. 9 bars for food and drink.
If by chance it rains the stalls, bars and stage are under cover so the shown goes on !
Live music everyday. So come down and join us.
Jacqueline -Torrox ; jacquelinekayharrison@gmail.com 

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Appointment with music in the Trapiche market: With Dana & Gianni. Tuesday December 6th, from 10.30 am, in the garden of the bar. In case of bad weather there will be no concert. ( dana10marzo@gmail.com) 

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Christmas Fayre: At the Black Horse. Wed, 7Dec 2-6pm
In aid of Purely For Dogs. Stalls available, €5. Book on 952595858
Plaza Espana, Alhaurín el Grande. FB 

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Wilson Morissette: Live Music at Hotel Helios this Wed. 7Dec, 9pm.
Join the party and get your dancing shoes on for a night of songs from your past! Hotel Heios, San Cristobal, Almunecar
https://www.helioshotels.com/en/hotel-helios-costa-tropical/location-almunecar/ 

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Free Christmas Concert by Malou Music: Fri. 16 Dec, 9pm
Sevillano Los Huertos, C/ Los Huertos, Nerja
https://www.sevillanonerja.es/ 

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Malaga Drone Shows: Shows on 4, 5, 6, 7 and 23 December, at 20:00 h, and on 9 December at 20:30 h. It can be seen from Palmeral de las Sorpresas, Plaza de la Marina, Muelle Uno and Gibralfaro. Twitter link 

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Ten Day Weather Forecast from https://weather.com/

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Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes:
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
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– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com ; Our contact details can be found in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. 

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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens, cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos, all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.

 

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria:
Personal tailor-made real estate.
ARE YOU LOOKING TO SELL?
We have seen an increase in Spanish and Americans buying and looking to buy. Our regular purchasers, the Danish, Belgiums and Germans continue to buy as well.
We are now looking for more properties to advertise for sale.
– Are you thinking of selling?
– Has your property been advertised without much interest?
Contact us for a no obligation chat about how we will market your property.
At BluCee we go above and beyond for you during the sales process, don’t just take our word for it – see our reviews on Google and Facebook
info@blucee.com
www.blucee.com
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
BluCee Real Estate are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day. 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Rommer fridge A rated Measurements 55 x 55 x 84cms Price 55€
– Ikea 3 seater ektorp sofa blue pin stripe measurements 218 x 88 x 88cms Price 95€
– Solid pine occasional lamp table / bedside table with multi colour drawers 52 x 31 x 54cms 55€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale: Hyundai HYBC5080AV Brush Cutter.
Complete with spare blade, Nylon strimming head, Harness, Face mask with built-in ear defenders and 1 litre of two-stroke additive. Used very few times. 120 euro
Can be seen working. No manual but can be obtained free online. Collection from Torrox or can deliver for fuel.
Jenny / John, Torrox. Tlf. 622067357 

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For Sale: RockRider RR5.2 mountain bike. Good condition. 21 Shimano gears. Frame size medium / large. Front suspension forks. Water bottle and helmet included. Excellent Christmas present!
Euro 120. Paul. Torrox Campo. No track. Can meet at Torrox BP.
618234367 ; Email: fellows 186 @ hotmail.com 

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For Sale: Top Craft TCK 182 Compressor, €20
Hardly used, max. pressure 8 bar, 220 V
Can meet between Algarrobo and Torre. Michaela, Torre del Mar,
Email: MIC_Michel@web.de or whatsapp 0049 1573 3989003

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For Sale, 2 items:
– Bicycles, ladies and gents. Two Btwin Hoprider 300 bikes. 21 geared Shimano. Pannier and helmets included. Very good condition. 80€ each.
– Domyos exercise bike. Heart rate, distance calorie counter etc. 75€
Peter, Torrox Costa, 636122319. 

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DoctorLaptop’s Tips #99
Hackintosh- Obsolete MacBook Rescue:
– If you have an old MacBook you have retired because it can’t run a currently supported version of MacOS, there is a way save it. If the MacBook is in good condition, and all the hardware works, a secure, fully supported Linux operating system can be installed to replace the obsolete MacOS.
– Ubuntu, the most popular version of Linux, works well on old MacBooks (Note: Bluetooth and Thunderbolt functions are NOT supported in most cases). Ubuntu looks like Android, another version of Linux, so if you can use a smartphone, you’ll quickly adapt to Ubuntu. Ubuntu is free, as are all programs and apps. Most common apps are available thru the Ubuntu Free Software app.
– You can find info on the internet if you’d like to do the Hackintosh conversion yourself.
– DoctorLaptop can convert your old Macbook for you, only €80. Includes a tour of Ubuntu when you pick it up, just to familiarize you with the basics: connecting wifi, finding settings, installing apps and locating files. I have a 2011 MacBook Pro Hackintosh running Ubuntu in my workshop that you are welcome to come and test drive before opting for the conversion. Back up your data before dropping your MacBook off- the conversion will delete everything on the hard disk! If you want me to save your old data, and put it into your Hackintosh, that costs extra, depending on the amount of data.
Contact: DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com
Phone, after 12noon: 675 993 069. Missed calls returned asap.

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SPAIN

The Aemet warns of a strange meteorological phenomenon that we will experience this century for the first time: {Translation}
– From a meteorological point of view, 2022 has been one of the strangest years so far this century in the northern hemisphere. In fact, according to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), the year that is about to end has been the warmest in the historical series, so it has surpassed in average temperature 2017 and 2020, which are in second and third place. Moreover, this has been the fifth least rainy year since records have been kept in Spain, very close to the driest years, which were, in this order, 1981, 2017, 2005 and 1995. This context is related to the warning issued by the Aemet regarding a phenomenon that may occur for the first time this century.
– As the agency explained, in the last 12 months “global temperature anomalies have been detected, so it is likely that the La Niña episode, unusually persistent and prolonged, will last until the end of winter in the northern hemisphere.
– It would therefore be the “first ‘triple’ La Niña episode of the 21st century, which has spanned three consecutive years”, according to the Aemet.
– The WMO explains in its latest bulletin on this phenomenon that “the probability of La Niña persisting during the period from December 2022 to February 2023 is about 75 per cent, and that percentage is 60 per cent for the months of January to March 2023,” it says.
– La Niña is a phenomenon that produces large-scale cooling of ocean surface waters in the central and eastern parts of the equatorial Pacific, in addition to other changes in tropical atmospheric circulation, such as winds, pressure and precipitation. It generally has weather and climate effects opposite to those of El Niño, which is the warm phase.
– Despite being a natural phenomenon, the WMO stresses that La Niña occurs “in a context of climate change due to human activity, which increases global temperatures, intensifies weather events to extreme levels and affects the distribution of seasonal precipitation”.
– Since 1950 there has only been a triple La Niña episode on three occasions, according to the Aemet. In the case of the Northern Hemisphere, such a persistent episode prolongs “conditions that lead to droughts and floods,” says WMO Secretary-General Professor Petteri Taalas.
– In Spain, this has meant that 2022 will end up being the warmest year on record, as the trend for the last weeks of December is more of a temperate environment. Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/5081910/0/aemet-alerta-extrano-fenomeno-meteorologico-primera-vez-siglo/ 

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The price of electricity rises 9.5% on Monday, to 267.09 euros/MWh, 160 euros more than a week ago:
{Translation, 1st 4 paragraphs only} 4 Dec, 2022
– The average price of electricity for regulated tariff customers linked to the wholesale market will rise this Monday by 9.49% compared to Sunday, to 267.09 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), which will be 160 euros more than a week ago, when it was 107.85 euros/MWh.
– In the auction, the average price of electricity in the wholesale market – the so-called ‘pool’ – stands on Monday at 209.3 euros/MWh. The maximum price will be between 20:00 and 21:00 hours, at 245.58 euros/MWh, while the minimum for the day, 157 euros/MWh, will be between 04:00 and 05:00 hours.
– This pool price is in addition to the compensation to the gas companies that must be paid by consumers who benefit from the measure, consumers on the regulated tariff (PVPC) or those who, despite being on the free market, have an indexed tariff, which for this Monday will be 57.79 euros/MWh.
– In the absence of the ‘Iberian exception’ mechanism to cap the price of gas for electricity generation, the price of electricity in Spain would be on average around 326.23 euros/MWh, which is around 59 euros/MWh more than with the compensation for regulated tariff customers, who will thus pay 18.1% less on average. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-precio-luz-sube-lunes-95-26709-euros-mwh-160-euros-mas-hace-semana-20221204142215.html

AXARQUIA

Rain expected throughout the week in the Axarquía region: {Translation}
– It’s time to dust off the umbrellas. After a prolonged period of extreme drought, the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) expects rain throughout the week in the Axarquia region. The different forecasting models (European and American) show that there could be accumulated rainfall of up to 50 litres per square metre over the next few days, although this does not mean that it will be raining 24 hours a day. In any case, it will rain most in the western part of the province of Malaga. The rains will arrive with the La Viñuela reservoir at 9.2% of its total capacity and only 15.12 cubic hectometres of water in storage.
– AEMET expects cloudy or overcast skies for tomorrow, Monday 5th December, without ruling out occasional rainfall, more likely and intense in the afternoon, which may be locally heavy and persistent in the western half, and occasionally accompanied by thunderstorms and small hail. Temperatures unchanged. Winds from the east, or southeast, increasing with intervals of strong on the coast, and occasionally very strong gusts in the mountains.
– In the regions of the Costa del Sol and Guadalhorce there will be a yellow warning for rainfall which may leave accumulated rainfall of up to 15 litres in an hour. The probability is between 40 and 70 percent. The warning will begin at 18:00 hours on Monday and will end at 6:00 hours on Tuesday 6th, without ruling out that in the next few hours it could be extended to other areas of the province of Malaga.
– For Tuesday, AEMET forecasts cloudy or overcast skies with showers throughout Andalusia, more likely and intense in the early hours of the morning, when they may be locally heavy in Malaga and on the coast of Cadiz, with cloudiness and rainfall decreasing during the day.
– Minimum temperatures with little change; maximum temperatures falling in the eastern half, rising in the western third and unchanged in the rest. Winds from the east or southeast, tending to westerly in the morning, light inland. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/meteorologia-espera-lluvias-durante-toda-la-semana-en-la-comarca-de-la-axarquia/ 

EUROPE

Ukraine said 507 municipalities across the country were cut off from electricity supplies after weeks of Russian strikes:
– Yevhen Yenin, Ukraine’s deputy interior minister, said hundreds of villages and towns in eight regions across the country remained without power on Sunday after weeks of Russian airstrikes. “The enemy continues to attack the country’s essential infrastructure. Currently, 507 localities in eight regions of our country are cut off from electricity supplies,” Yenin told Ukrainian television. “The Kharkiv region is the worst hit with 112 isolated villages,” Yenin added. According to Yenin, 90 villages were left without power in the eastern Donetsk region and Kherson in southern Ukraine. 
– Ukrainians are fearing an especially tough winter as Russian strikes have targeted Ukraine’s energy grid, and further attacks are expected. Full article: https://www.dw.com/en/ukraine-updates-hundreds-of-towns-villages-without-power/a-63980213

SPORTS

Football- World Cup 2022 Scores: Visit this link for the latest results
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TECH

Last Pass password app hacked, again:
(I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, the “cloud” is not secure. Apps like this save, or transfer, your passwords using “cloud” technology. Why would you use an app to save all your passwords to the often-hacked “cloud”? Anything you save to “the cloud” should be considered public knowledge. -Ed.)
– LastPass, the well-known password management firm, has suffered a new cybersecurity incident. An attacker who breached its software development environment has allegedly attacked the company again.
– The firm revealed this week that it is investigating a recent incident in which someone had exploited information obtained a few months ago to gain access to its source code, as well as customer data stored on an unidentified third-party cloud storage service.
However, LastPass says its products and services remain fully functional despite the incident. 
– The password manager was hacked in August through a breach of its development servers. The company’s CEO, Karim Toubba, reported that an unauthorised actor had made off with parts of LastPass’ source code and some proprietary technical information. 
– According to Toubba, the hackers were unable to gain access to customer data because of their ‘zero-knowledge’ architecture whereby they never store passwords. He also swore that there was no evidence of further malicious activity and that they had managed to contain the breach. This was incorrect. This new breach suggests that cybercriminals may have obtained more information than originally stated by the company. 
– Looking back through the archives, it can be seen that LastPass has also suffered security breaches in the past. It happened in 2015 with hackers gaining access to its network. Then, unlike this summer, the company did ask customers to change their passwords. Source, Spanish: https://www.escudodigital.com/ciberseguridad/last-pass-segunda-brecha-seguridad-3-meses_53859_102.html 

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DigameXtra No. 2424 WEEKEND EDITION Saturday Dec. 3rd, 2022

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– Tuesday, December 6th is Constitution Day, a national public holiday.
– Thursday, December 8th is Immaculate Conception Day, a national public holiday.

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Trapiche Market is open this Tuesday: From 09:30 hrs to 13:30 hrs
It is hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue.
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga, follow the directions to Trapiche airport.
Christmas gifts and cards for sale this Tuesday.
It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
The perfect place for Christmas presents and festive cheer.
***On Tuesday 20th December join us for mince pies, mulled wine, carol singing, meat raffle, tombola and more!***
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Rincón de la Victoria organises ‘Navidad Senior’ with musical activities for the seniors and their companions:
– The event will be held on 9 December from 18:00 hours at the Rincón de la Victoria Centre for Active Participation of the Elderly with live musical performances by the group Mediterráneo, as well as a tribute to Rocío Jurado by the artist Silverio Belmonte. Free admission until full capacity is reached. 

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Concert- Magnet Man and The Attraction Band: Friday 2Dec, 22:30
Venue- The Velvet Club, Malaga. Entry €8.
Calle Convalecientes 11, 29008 Málaga. Photo: FB. FB & Video Link

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Flamenco Christmas Concert for Aficionados:
“This is how Jerez sings at Christmas”
Two shows. December 4th 7pm (early show), 9pm (late show).
Palace of Fairs and Congresses of Málaga. Tix €31/€37
Directed by Luis de Periquín, this project was born from the union of a group of young flamencos from Jerez de la Frontera at Christmas. These young people have lived the tradition of the Zambomba festival in their family since they were children, a festival that keeps alive a traditional-musical repertoire with cultural, social and ideological elements typical of the land of Cádiz.
Info & tix link.  

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32nd Edition of the National Tribute to The Beatles:
Los Escarabajos pay tribute to The Beatles, this Saturday at Sala Malandar in Seville Saturday 3 December, and on 10 December at Sala Planta Baja in Granada.
The motto for this year, for the sixtieth anniversary of the recording of the Liverpool quartet’s Please Please Me album: Hay un lugar adonde ir [“There’s A Place”].
Info & tix for Granada show: https://plantabaja.club/xxxii-homenaje-a-the-beatles-en-granada-los-escarabajos-10-12-22/
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APAA Christmas Fair Nerja:
Apaa Nerja present their Christmas Fair on Sunday, December 4 from 11-3. Located underneath Carrefour in downtown Nerja.
There will be all sorts of Christmasy items plus a cake stall, Tombola, raffle, “name the dog” & several other stalls selling Christmas gifts too! Please pop in and say hello. 
All profitable proceeds go toward the care and upkeep of our 80 dogs in the shelter 
Info & Map: https://allevents.in/nerja/apaa-nerja-christmas-fair/200023435360400 

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41st Fiesta de las Migas- Torrox: Sunday, 18 Dec
– The Gala of the 41st Fiesta de las Migas will start at 11 o’clock in the Plaza de la Constitución with the traditional meeting of the Choirs of the Municipality of Torrox, followed by the performance of the Grupo de Coros y Danzas de Torrox. At midday, the Ortigosa brothers will take to the stage with their show “Ven a Vivir la Navidad”.
– On the stage in the Plaza de la Constitución, at 14.30 h. José Manuel Soto will offer a concert with the best of his repertoire, so that from four o’clock in the afternoon what is already popularly known as the “Súper Tardeo” will begin with the Dis Vicman Romero & Mike Sildavia in the Plaza de la Constitución. The end of the fiesta, scheduled for nine o’clock in the evening, will be brought to a close with a great fireworks display. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-cocinero-enrique-sanchez-y-jose-manuel-soto-pregonero-y-actuacion-estelar-de-la-fiesta-de-las-migas/ 

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As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Large decorative vase 63cms high 35€
– 2 large decorative glasses 15€ 26cms high
– Deep red bowl 15€ 43 x 19cms
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For Sale: Mirror dinghy, €120 ono. Hull and top side need repainting, trailer in excellent condition. Kenny, Campo between Torrox / Competa. What’s app. 634384853

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SPAIN

Long rainy spell forecast from Sunday:
– Spain´s meterological agency Aemet said eight Spanish provinces will be affected by rain and waves today with locally heavy or persistent rainfall on the southeast coast of the peninsula and Melilla, frost in the Pyrenees and intervals of strong wind in the extreme north of Galicia and points in the south. The forecast for Malaga city today is for a low probability of showers while minimum temperatures will plummet to 7C.
– Saturday is expected to be dry in Malaga city until 6pm after which there is a 65 per cent chance of rain. In more westerly, coastal and inland, areas this percentage rises to 90 per cent. Temperatures will range from a minimum of 11C to a maximum of 18C.
– According to meteorologists, the early hours of Sunday morning will mark the start of a long rainy spell. For the coming week rainfall is expected on Tuesday, with an 80 per cent probability of further rainfall on Thursday. Over the next two weeks the accumulated rainfall could exceed 100mm in most of the western half of Andalucía. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/long-rainy-spell-20221202120721-nt.html

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Why are December 6th and 8th public holidays in Spain?:
– In 2022, December 6th and 8th fall on a Tuesday and Thursday respectively, which means that workers in Spain can take off three days from their annual holiday leave and get a total of nine days off in a row. It’s one of the many ‘holiday bridges’ (known as puentes in Spanish) that can be enjoyed throughout the year. 
– They are non-replaceable national holidays, meaning that regional governments cannot swap them for other days, which essentially guarantees that they’re public holidays across the country’s 17 regions and two autonomous cities. That also explains why most shops in Spain will be closed on those days. So why is it that Spain has two public holidays so close to Christmas? Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20221202/why-are-december-6th-and-8th-public-holidays-in-spain/

GRANADA

Sierra Nevada opens its ski season this Saturday with 1.9 kilometres in the Borreguiles area: {Translation}
– The ski and mountain resort of Sierra Nevada, in Monachil, in the metropolitan area of Granada, opens this Saturday the 22/23 winter season with the opening of five slopes in the beginners’ area of Borreguiles with a skiable length of 1.9 kilometres.
-To service this area, the new Emile Allais chairlift will be put into operation, a six-seater detachable chairlift, one of the great novelties of this season in the Granada winter resort.
– Along with the Emile Allais chairlift, the Al-Ándalus gondola lift, the Parador (urbano) chairlift and the Borreguiles and El Bosque lifts will be put into operation at the opening of the season.
– This opening has been possible thanks to the snowmaking system which, with the latest generation snow cannons installed over the last few seasons, has produced snow at marginal temperatures and accumulated thicknesses of 20 to 40 centimetres, “to open, for the moment, almost two kilometres” in Borreguiles. Work continues in this area and on the El Río slope in order to add more slopes for the long weekend of the Constitution-Inmaculada.
– Likewise, Cetursa will make available to all visitors the activities of donuts and sledges of the White Blackbird, the Russian Sledge and a toboggan area in Borreguiles. Non-skiers will also be able to use the Parador chairlift and the Al-Andalus cable car for a ride. Both users and visitors must wear a mask to go up the gondola lift.
– In Borreguiles the equipment rental services will be operational, as well as the Al-Ándalus gondola lift shop and a new drinks and snack point, among others, and the capacity for skiers will be limited to 800 people to “guarantee the safety and comfort of customers who go up to the slopes”. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/granada/sierra-nevada-abre-sabado-temporada-esqui-kilometros-20221202174658-nts.html

EUROPE

EU reaches deal for $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil:
– The European Union reached a deal Friday for a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, a key step as Western sanctions aim to reorder the global oil market to prevent price spikes and starve President Vladimir Putin of funding for his war in Ukraine.
– After a last-minute flurry of negotiations, the EU presidency, held by the Czech Republic, tweeted that “ambassadors have just reached an agreement on price cap for Russian seaborne #oil.” The decision must still be officially approved with a written procedure but is expected to go through.
– The $60 figure sets the cap near the current price of Russia’s crude, which recently fell below $60 a barrel. Some criticize that as not low enough to cut into one of Russia’s main sources of income. It is still a big discount to international benchmark Brent, which slid to $85.48 a barrel Friday, but could be high enough for Moscow to keep selling even while rejecting the idea of a cap.
Full article: https://apnews.com/article/putin-health-covid-prices-european-union-65de1c4934227208bfa68bb7d4c47716

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Russia and Ukraine are fighting the first full-scale drone war:
– With hundreds of reconnaissance and attack drones flying over Ukraine each day, the fight set off by a land grab befitting an 18th-century emperor has transformed into a digital-age competition for technological superiority in the skies – one military annals will mark as a turning point.
– In the battle between Russia and Ukraine, drones are integrated into every phase of fighting, with extensive fleets, air defenses and jamming systems on each side. It is a war fought at a distance – the enemy is often miles away – and nothing bridges the gap more than drones, giving Russia and Ukraine the ability to see, and attack, each other without ever getting close. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russia-and-ukraine-are-fighting-the-first-full-scale-drone-war/ar-AA14Odro

SPORTS

F1 News- Chinese F1 Grand Prix cancelled for fourth year in a row:
– Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix was cancelled for the fourth year in a row on Friday due to strict local measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, with the sport looking for a possible replacement. Various alternatives have been touted in the media, including Portugal’s Portimao circuit that was used as a replacement in 2020 and 2021 for races cancelled during the pandemic.
– The 2023 race in Shanghai would have been the first since 2019 and had been scheduled for April 16 as the fourth stop on a record 24-round calendar that also promises a spectacular debut in Las Vegas. The cancellation came as no surprise, with the race recognised as being uncertain by Formula One chief executive Stefano Domenicali in a Liberty Media third-quarter earnings call with analysts this month. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/chinese-f1-grand-prix-cancelled-fourth-year-row-2022-12-02/

TECH

Android App Alert: Remove these 3 apps now.
– Multiple unpatched vulnerabilities have been discovered in three Android apps that allow a smartphone to be used as a remote keyboard and mouse.
– The apps in question are Lazy Mouse, PC Keyboard, and Telepad, which have been cumulatively downloaded over two million times from the Google Play Store.
– None of the apps have received any updates for over two years, making it imperative that users remove the apps with immediate effect. “These three applications are widely used but they are neither maintained nor supported, and evidently, security was not a factor when these applications were developed,” Synopsys security researcher Mohammed Alshehri said.
– The issues could be exploited by a malicious actor to execute arbitrary commands without authentication, or to harvest sensitive information by exposing users’ keystrokes in cleartext. Full article:
https://thehackernews.com/2022/12/watch-out-these-android-keyboard-apps.html

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Churches & Worship

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New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, you are very welcome to come and join us at our Sunday gathering. Join us for a time of Holy Spirit led worship and experience the presence of our God. Our teaching is Bible based as we honour God and obey His Word. During this time of uncertainty, God’s Word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. Our service lasts for about 1 hour and 30 mins. With Tea and Coffee afterwards.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. John 14:6
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780
Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: www.nlcnerja.com ; Facebook

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El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page, or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

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St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.stgeorgeschurchmalaga.org

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Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/

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Informal Christian fellowship group in Torrox Pueblo:
Meeting on occasional Wednesday evenings.
For more information contact Kevin and Julie.
Email: Juliestares@hotmail.co.uk ; WhatsApp 44 7531856465

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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
– St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
– Danish Church Services. On Saturdays 10th & 24th of December.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
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Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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DigameXtra No. 2423 Friday Dec. 2nd, 2022

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DigameXtra Holiday Schedule- No issue on these days.
Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
-Tuesday, Dec. 6th. Constitution Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Monday, Dec. 26th, St Stephen’s Day
-Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2022, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
-Friday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday

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Public Holidays:
– Tuesday, December 6th is Constitution Day, a national public holiday.
– Thursday, December 8th is Immaculate Conception Day, a national public holiday.

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organization that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
Upcoming Events:
Dec
– Tuesday 6th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 15th. Christmas lunch at Al Andalus Maro
Jan
– Tuesday 10th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 19th. Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
– Wednesday 25th. Burns supper at Al Andulus Maro. This is a black-tie event tickets are selling quickly so book early
Feb
– TBC Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 23rd. Valentine’s lunch at Al Andulus Maro
Mar
– Friday 3rd. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 23rd. Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
Apr
– TBC Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 11th. Quiz night at Lews Restaurant Torrox
– Saturday 22nd. April Masquerade Ball, black tie
– Sunday 23rd. TBC St George’s Day at the Chapel Bar Nerja
– Thursday 27th. Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
May
– Friday 5th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 16th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 25th. Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
June
– Friday 2nd. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 13th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 22nd. Armed Forces Day Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
July / August summer break
All events must be booked through our Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576. Please visit us on our Facebook page or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/

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Ayuntamiento de Cómpeta- Announcements:
– Blood Drive. Monday, 5Dec, La Fabrica de las Bragas, 5-9pm
– Christmas Market. Thursday, 8Dec. As usual, we will enjoy our own Christmas Market in our beautiful Plaza Almijara. If you are interested in setting up a stand, please go to the Town Hall to apply for one.
– Trip to Malaga Lights. On Friday, 9Dec, we will have a tour to see the lights of Malaga. Register at the town Hall or by calling the 952516006. FB 

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Ayuntamiento de Nerja- Christmas Schedule of Events for Nerja & Maro: See this FB post for all 7 pages. 
{Translation}
The city Council has scheduled more than sixty activities to celebrate the holidays in Nerja, and Maro. Some selected highlights:
– The lights will be lit on the Tuesday, 6th of December at seven in the evening on the Balcony of Europe.
– The opening of the Park and Christmas Market in the Plaza of Spain, Fri, 16Dec.
– The traditional “Zambombá” at the Barriada de Los Poetas, and the popular Living Nativity scene in the Plaza de Andalucia, Sunday 18Dec.
– The rides of Santa Claus, Friday 23Dec, and Three Kings Day, Thursday, January 5, and the visit of Their Majesties to Maro on the 6th.
– The great feast of year-end, December 31, will be held on the Balcony of Europe, with the performances of Project Mandarin and The Rascals, to the chimes that announce the start of the New Year.
– Programming of the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, which will begin on Sunday, December 4, with the Great “Zambombá” of Cinthia Martin. The Band of Music of Nerja will offer its traditional Christmas concert on Friday, Dec.16, the Municipal School of Music and Dance will have shows Wed & Thurs, Dec. 21 and 22, and the Rondalla Sierra Almijara present their christmas pageant Thursday 29 Dec.
Info & summary of events in Spanish: https://www.nerja.es/nerja-y-maro-se-preparan-para-vivir-la-navidad-con-mas-de-sesenta-actividades/

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Torre del Mar Christmas: Friday 2Dec & Sat. 3Dec 4:30-9pm.
– Various events in Plaza Juan Aguilar & Pl. de la Axarquia.
– This Saturday, 3Dec, begins one of the novelties of our Christmas, a high-tech video display projected on one of our most emblematic buildings, in a unique environment, Azucarena, Torre del Mar. The screening schedule is from Monday to Thursday at 19:00 hours. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, two passes. 19:00 and 20:00. FB 

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Cool, Fab & Groovy Band: Sunday, 4Dec. We will be playing live at Oscar’s Taberna in Canillas de Albaida this coming Sunday from 2.00pm. In case of rain we will play in the cosy heated indoor area. Always a lot of fun, call 601 605 397 for your table. 

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Christmas Car Boot/Market:
Sunday 4th December at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela. Time 9.30 am to 1pm.
Location is easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right-hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore, old and new.
Come and have a browse for stocking fillers!
– Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
– Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
– Plants, shrubs, flowers, herbs, fruit & vegetables
– Home-made preserves, marmalades and chutneys
– Greetings cards + large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing at this well-established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake.
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: Always keep a close eye on the weather forecasts! If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday.
The current forecasts for this coming Sunday, show no rain during our time slot, but as the situation can change without warning, just keep an eye on the sky!
For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on the new mobile number of 633878471 

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LIV Golf is coming to Valderrama, Andalucia:
30th June – 2nd July, 2023
Watch Sergio Garcia, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson + more.
Big names. Big energy. Secure your ticket fast before prices go up soon. Real Club Valderrama, ranked number 1 Golf Course in Continental Europe. Info & tix, in English: https://www.livgolf.com/events/valderrama 

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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa: 
CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY 4DEC – 3JAN. Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits (prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! Winter Hours: 6:00pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/ We are DigameXtra sponsors, so our contact info can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section. 

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Lovely bedside table or lamp table solid wooden top multi color painted drawers measurements 52 x 30.50 x 55cms Price 55€
– Preloved occasional lamp table / bedside table
Measurements 46 x 32 x 50cms Price 55€
– Wall art measurements 56 x 103cms 35€
contact Jackie /nerja 672170429
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For Sale: The Perfect Christmas Present
– Gift certificates for massages from Yoga Vidya Torrox.
Visit our homepage on the link below to be inspired:
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Call us / Whatsapp : 644 597 353
Email us: ayurvedayogatorrox@gmail.com
Yoga Vidya Torrox Costa
Av. America 2, Bl. 88 in Torrox-Costa
Between Centro Medico and Minimarket

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SPAIN

Five letter bombs detected in Spain, country steps up security:
– Bomb disposal experts defused a fifth letter bomb on Thursday as Spain stepped up security to confront a spate of explosive devices sent to high-profile targets, including the prime minister and the Ukrainian ambassador in Madrid. Early indications suggest that all five of the packages were sent from within Spain, the country’s Deputy Interior Minister told journalists. Rafael Perez, the junior minister responsible for security, said the homemade devices were sent in brown packages containing a flammable powder and tripwire that would generate “sudden flames” rather than an explosion. The packages were addressed to the heads of the institutions they were sent to. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/third-mail-bomb-found-spanish-air-force-base-el-mundo-reports-2022-12-01/ 

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15 arrested in Spain in inedible horsemeat scam:
– The operation, developed jointly by Europol and the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) targeted the illegal sale of horse meat unsuitable for consumption. The criminal network involved in this illegal sale is linked to a number of crimes including food fraud, money laundering and document fraud.
– The untraceable meat was sold on the Spanish, but also Belgian, German and Italian markets.
– The investigation uncovered a large criminal network, which was altering the traceability of horse meat by falsifying transfer and identification documents. During the operational activities, national authorities arrested 35 individuals, including the heads of the network, while targeting 6 companies linked to the criminal organisation. During the raids in Spain, authorities seized half a tonne of horse meat unfit for consumption.
– The suspects acquired horses from across Spain for free or by paying up to 100 euros per animal. Due to several factors, these animals were not destined for the food market and the potential illegal profit was substantial. Once the leader of the criminal network acquired enough livestock to activate the illegal scheme, they set up a complete cattle exploitation facility in 2019 and started exporting the meat to other European markets. Spanish officers raided the clandestine facilities and uncovered 80 horses, which had been abused and were suffering from various untreated diseases due to the lack of veterinary control.
Full article: https://www.europol.europa.eu/media-press/newsroom/news/41-arrests-for-selling-potentially-dangerous-horse-meat

AXARQUIA

Transfer from Nerja’s Chíllar river to Axarquía reservoir begins:
– The transfer of water from the river Chíllar in Nerja to La Viñuela reservoir started last Friday (25 November) to help the drought stricken Axarquía area. Fourteen towns and villages and a population of some 220,000 inhabitants depend on the reservoir for water. However, with no rainfall and the dam at a historic low of 9.2 per cent capacity, water is having to be brought in from other sources, including the Nerja river and reservoirs in Malaga city.
– Work to connect the wells began almost two decades ago during the drought of 1995 and has been completed in the last five years. Between them the two underground reserves have enough water to supply up to 5.2 cubic hectometres of water per year. Full article:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/transfer-from-nerjas-20221130163916-nt.html

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La Viñuela kicks off the Christmas calendar with the Ruta de la Tapa + other events: {Translation, summary}
– “We start this weekend with the Ruta de la Tapa which will take place in the Taberna El Mirador ‘Los Romanes, in the Boutique Hotel ‘La Viñuela, in the Restaurant Rincón de Sada and in the Bar Miguel. Those who complete the tapa route can win through a draw one of three prizes of 60 euros to consume in one of them.” The activity will take place on Saturday 3 December.
– “The following weekend, the Malagatos group ‘Los Romanes1 will perform at El Corralón at 19:00. These are traditional songs and dances from the area with a long tradition. On 15 December, a visit to the Automobile and Fashion Museum and the lighting of the Botanical Gardens in the city of Malaga is planned.”
– On 17 December there will be a Christmas Zambombá in the Plaza de La Viñuela at 19:00 hours. “The Junta de Festejos, to raise funds, has organised a chocolatada with churros, which can be tasted among other dishes,” he said.
– Two days later, the seniors will enjoy a lunch at the Hotel Boutique La Viñuela. Registration is required at the Town Hall and at the Mayor’s Office. “The town’s pensioners who have been working for so many years deserve it, and that’s why we want to do something nice for them,” he said.
– “On 5 January, the eve of the arrival of the Three Wise Men, the football pitch will be transformed into a Christmas village. From eleven o’clock in the morning we will have activities for the little ones. They can enjoy a Ferris wheel, inflatable mattresses, snow cannon, photo booth, face painting and crafts, among others,” said the deputy mayor, inviting “young and old to enjoy this party.
– The Three Kings Ride will start from Los Romanes at 16:30 hours; and at 19:00 hours from La Viñuela. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-vinuela-arranca-el-calendario-navideno-con-la-ruta-de-la-tapa/

EUROPE

Germany To Facilitate Rules for Internationals to Obtain Citizenship: The federal government of Germany has unfolded its plans to introduce new changes to its immigration law, among others, to make it easier for internationals to obtain citizenship. “We are now taking the opportunity to create modern immigration law so that foreign skilled workers can come to Germany more easily. This is urgently needed. The Corona crisis has caused staff shortages in many areas of the industry from skilled trades to nursing. We want skilled workers to be able to come to Germany quickly and get off to a flying start,” the Federal Minister of the Interior and Homeland, Nancy Faeser, pointed out in this regard. The Minister went on to say that the Ministry is planning to abolish all bureaucratic hurdles, adding that if people have personal potential and professional experience they will have the doors open in Germany. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/germany-to-facilitate-rules-for-internationals-to-obtain-citizenship/

CULTURE

What does a 160-year old wine taste like? A historic event at Marqués de Riscal has the answer:
– The Spanish winery, famous for its Frank Gehry architecture and recently ranked as the world’s second-best vineyard, opened bottles from 30 vintages dating all the way back to the 19th century.
– That wine from 1862 represents the oldest bottled Riojas in existence. With less than 10% of alcohol content (today the region’s reds range between 13% and 14.5%) and a more than decent color for its age, the liquid that poured out of the bottles at the tasting expressed earthy and tobacco notes, while excellent acidity served as the backbone to provide energy and persistence on the palate. It could have easily passed for a 40 or 50-year old red, except that it was 160 years old instead. Because of their deteriorated corks, the oldest bottles are opened with hot tongs that cut off the top of the neck. Photo: Joseph Fox. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-12-01/what-does-a-160-year-old-wine-taste-like-a-historic-event-at-marques-de-riscal-has-the-answer.html

SPORTS

Football- World Cup 2022 Scores: Visit this link for the latest results
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Churches & Worship

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New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, you are very welcome to come and join us at our Sunday gathering. Join us for a time of Holy Spirit led worship and experience the presence of our God. Our teaching is Bible based as we honour God and obey His Word. During this time of uncertainty, God’s Word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. Our service lasts for about 1 hour and 30 mins. With Tea and Coffee afterwards.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. John 14:6
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780
Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: www.nlcnerja.com ; Facebook

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El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page, or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

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St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.stgeorgeschurchmalaga.org

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Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/

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Informal Christian fellowship group in Torrox Pueblo:
Meeting on occasional Wednesday evenings.
For more information contact Kevin and Julie.
Email: Juliestares@hotmail.co.uk ; WhatsApp 44 7531856465

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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
– St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
– Danish Church Services. On Saturdays 10th & 24th of December.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

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Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:
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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Torrox: 952 539 828
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Frigiliana: 952 533 126
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DigameXtra No. 2422 Thursday Dec. 1st, 2022

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-Tuesday, Dec. 6th. Constitution Day, a Spanish public holiday
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Jazz Concert- Nerja: Isaac Pascual Trío, Wed, 9Dec 8pm
The Band Members: Isaac Pascual (piano), Rafa Sibajas (bass); Sergio Díaz (drums). Ventana Abierta Jazz Club, C/ Granada 3, (Hotel Plaza Cavana), Nerja
Info: 690 073 871. Web: https://www.ventana-abierta.es/jazz.html
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El Valle Asociacion: Upcoming Events. Mark your calendars now!
– December 2 – Christmas Dance: Cava, a 3-course meal including wine and water followed bycoffee, chocolates, and dancing! There will be a raffle for which the proceeds will aid needy local families. El Pantano Restaurant, Vinuela
– December 5 – Club Night: Acapela group, plus a drink on the house and a surprise treat. Join us to celebrate another great year! Te Punto de Encuentro Asador Restaurant, Puente Don Manuel
– December 8 – Walk: Led by Lynette and Michael in Cannillas de Aceituno – meet at the underground carpark. Menu del Dia afterwards in the ´2 Pots´.
– December 15 – A visit to the Chocolate Belen, Anise and Jamon museums in Rute. Cost 15E / 17E to include entry to Belen. Depart at 9am from Mis Tapitas (Billy’s Bar); return tbc.
Call Carol at 635291532 or come to Meson Sara in Puente Don Manuel between noon and 1PM for more details. 

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Velvet Club Málaga- December Events:
Calle Convalecientes, 11, 29008 Málaga
http://velvetclub.es/ 

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Tribute Concert at Sala Paris 15- Malaga: Sat. 3Dec 8pm
Tribute to Depeche Mode / U2 / The Cure by “Neon Collective Tributes”.  Calle la Orotava 27, Malaga. €15 adv / €20 door
Adv tix at The Place, C/ Cordoba 6, Malaga
Tix online at https://paris15.es/event/neon-collective-u2-depeche-mode-the-cure/ 

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My showroom is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10­:00-14:00, or you may telephone for an appointment outside of these hours.
Casa Cambrian, Cuesta Benamayor 15, Competa, 29754, Malaga.
Tel: 653 429 452 ; Email: jsantiquescb15@gmail.com ; I am a DigameXtra sponsor so my contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section.

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Fabulous preloved castillan sideboard. Beautiful solid wood top with fabulous detail in the wood white chalk paint Waxed Measurements 159 x 39 x 79cms. Price 250€
– 2 bar stools, high/low 50€ the pair (mark on the seat as in photo)
– Small glass top occasional table. Diameter 54.50cms
Height 48cms. 15€
Contact Jackie /nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale, 2 items:
– Optical Disc Drive. It is an ASUS, suitable for Windows or Apple computer. Bought this year for €35 but not required. Will sell for €20
– Hub usb 3 in 1 for Apple computer. New this year and never been used. Bought at €25. Will sell for €10.
Please contact Christine, Puente Don Manuel
Tel. 665204759 

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News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

SPAIN

The new price of a butane cylinder: {Translation, summary}
– Good news for butane gas users. The maximum price of the standard cylinder, the 12.5-kilogram cylinder, has fallen to 18.58 euros. This rate will be maintained at least until 17 January, when the next review will take place. This is the first reduction since September 2020. Source, Spanish: https://www.lasprovincias.es/economia/nuevo-precio-bombona-20221129205705-nt.html

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Minimal drop in electricity prices on Thursday- these are the cheapest price slots: {Translation, summary}
– The average price of electricity for regulated tariff customers linked to the wholesale market will fall on Thursday by 0.77% compared to Wednesday, to 205.85 euros per megawatt hour (MWh).
– In the auction, the average price of electricity on the wholesale market – the so-called ‘pool’ – stands at 150.08 euros/MWh on Thursday. Thus, the maximum price will be recorded between 21.00 and 22.00 hours, with 175.8 euros/MWh, while the minimum for the day, 123.41 euros/MWh, will be between 05.00 and 06.00 hours, according to provisional data from the Iberian Energy Market Operator (OMIE) collected by Europa Press.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/economia/minima-bajada-precio-jueves-tramos-baratos-20221130213209-nts.html

NERJA

Maro wildfire stabilised: The Andalusian Fire Prevention and Extinction Plan (INFOCA) reported a wildfire at midday this Wednesday, near the village of Maro, Nerja. The fire affects the area known as Vega de Tetuán in Maro, next to La Doncella cove, one of the small beaches between the Maro Cliffs and Cerro Gordo.
A group of forest firefighters and an operations technician are working in the area, as well as a fire engine and a Super Puma helicopter, and Infoca reported the fire as “stabilised” at around 1.30pm. They continue to work to bring it under control. Photo: E. Cabezas. Full article:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/forest-fire-declared-20221130135112-nt.html 

HEALTH

Alert about harmful substances in mascara- these are the affected brands: {Translation}
– Three brands of this eye product could contain banned substances such as nickel or formaldehyde, according to a study by the Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU). It appears that these elements could cause sensitisation problems when in contact with the skin, in particular, the former could trigger allergies and the latter could be carcinogenic.
– The OCU has concluded these assumptions, after analysing a total of fourteen black volumising mascaras on the market. Unfortunately, however, the presence of these harmful substances is permitted in trace amounts, the organisation says.
– Nickel, which can cause sensitisation problems and allergies, is present in excessive amounts according to the OCU in two products: Maxfactor Divine Lashes, at 8 ppm (parts per million); and Deliplus Maxi Volume, from Mercadona, at 6 ppm.
– Formaldehyde has been detected in Chanel Le Volume mascara at a high level of 12 ppm. This can be formed when certain ingredients (such as preservatives) are combined, and in principle can induce skin sensitisation problems and is probably carcinogenic, warns the OCU. Its recommendation is straightforward: do not use these three products on a daily basis and in case of allergy or sensitivity, they should be avoided.
– The EU Cosmetics Regulation includes these elements as prohibited, but nevertheless allows them as traces if they have not been added deliberately, if there are no technical means to eliminate them or if the manufacturers themselves have no indications that their product causes harm. The Consumers’ Organisation maintains that this is a somewhat lax regulation that serves the interests of cosmetic companies above the safety of citizens, and has therefore requested the intervention of the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) to legislate at least some maximum quantities.
– OCU also warns that the claim ‘ophthalmologically tested’ that appears on several of the mascara products analysed does not guarantee greater safety for the eye than in the rest of these products. Current legislation already establishes that products must be safe for their intended use, for which they pass a series of specific tests. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/salud/alerta-sustancias-nocivas-mascaras-pestanas-marcas-afectadas-20221130122349-nts.html 

SPORTS

Football- World Cup 2022 Scores: Visit this link for the latest results
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Golf News- LIV Golf- Former Ryder Cup course Valderrama among new venues:
– Valderrama (pic), the host of the 1997 Ryder Cup, is among the new venues that will hold LIV Golf Series events in 2023.
– Mayakoba’s El Camaleon in Mexico – a long-time PGA Tour venue – and regular European Tour host Sentosa in Singapore are the other new courses.
– The Valderrama event is scheduled for the first weekend in July, when The Belfry will stage the British Masters.
– “These venues have played host to signature moments in golf,” LIV Golf chief executive Greg Norman said. “We’re excited to build new traditions for the sport while delivering a first-class fan experience at some of the world’s best courses.” Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/golf/63811736 

OTHER

Christine McVie, Keyboardist and Singer for Fleetwood Mac, Dead at 79: Christine McVie, longtime co-lead vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the age of 79. A cause of death was not available, but McVie’s family said she died at a hospital “following a short illness.” Full article: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/christine-mcvie-fleetwood-mac-dead-obtuary-1234638903/
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Cinesur El Ingenio Films schedule: You can find the film schedule at this link. Films tagged as (VOSE) are in the original language with Spanish subtitles. 
https://www.cinesur.com/es/cine/mk2-cinesur-el-ingenio

Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
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