DigameXtra No. 2150 Monday, Jan. 3rd, 2022

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Announcements

DigameXtra Holiday Schedule- No issue on these days.
Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
-Thursday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday

HOLIDAY SEASON 2021 – 2022 DIGAMEXTRA FUND RAISER 

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Updated 03Jan22: Down to the last 5 days. Thank you for your support and generosity! I will remove this post when the target is reached, or Jan 8th, whichever comes first. The target for this year is €2400 (€50/wk, or €8.34 per issue that takes 6hrs to produce, for the past year). If we reach the target I will not post another fundraiser till late next November. You don’t like being asked for money, and I certainly don’t like asking; let’s get this done so we can have the next 10.5 months free of donation drives. -Ed.
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COVID ALERT- CANCELLATIONS: Covid incidence rates are rising rapidly. Events are being cancelled in many cases.
-I strongly suggest you verify events to avoid the disappointment of arriving at a cancelled event.
-If there are new restrictions announced I will post it asap. -Ed.

 

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 at various prices, including boxed sets.
***Trips***
January
-21st – Trip to the Sierra Nevadas €18,50pp – Bring your skis!
-28th – Trip to La Canada and Iceland. Price €15pp
The Phoenix Social club is a registered association. We meet at the La Vega bar every Tuesday and you can find it just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk 

 

Bio Beach Wed. January 12, at 11am – Topic:
How Merseybeat conquered America in 1964/65
Presenter: Ray Sullivan (and wife Janet live in Torrox part time). Ray’s programme charts the state of the British pop scene thru’ to the Merseybeat explosion of 1962-64 and the subsequent British Invasion of America, spearheaded by The Beatles and The Searchers. The music has been recorded on cd. and there are 24 tracks lasting roughly 2 hours, with 25 mins of presentation and a 15 min. interval. The show has been featured at the Capistrano Social Hall in 20219 and was enthusiastically received. Join us for an entertaining musical stroll through memory lane! NOTE: The Bio Beach Restaurant is located in El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. Masks required. For reservations or more information contact: norma2kk@aol.com

 

Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa: Monday Jan 3rd SPECIAL- €1 cava.
You will find us at: Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro. FB link with map
Warm greetings and see you soon, YFKE’S BAR. Holiday Season Hours: Open Mon – Sat, 14:00 – 20:00. Closed Sundays. 
Tel +34 711 03 20 17

 

 

Jam Session with Flip: Monday 3Jan, 3pm. Feroche Bar
Playa Paseo 29793 Torrox Costa. Res. 658 145 950
All musicians are welcome! If it is cold we will do the performance in the interior room.  FB link 

 

One For The Kids- Torrox: The magic night of the Reyes Magos is approaching and our boys and girls will have the opportunity to deliver their letters to the Cartero Real on Monday on the Paseo Marítimo in El Morche and Tuesday in the Plaza de la Constitución in Torrox, from 4:30 p.m.
With the collaboration of the Virgen del Carmen Brotherhood – El Morche, Grupo Joven Hdad. Virgen del Carmen – Patroness of El Morche and the Parish Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Incarnation of Torrox who will help the Royal Postman to take the letters to their Majesties Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar.
Following at all times the health recommendations.
The Choirs “AiredelFaro” from Conejito” AguaSalá” from El Morche and “VirgendelasNieves” from the Women’s Association of San Roque de Torrox, will put on the music that will accompany the Royal Mailman. FB link 

 

Rockabilly returns to Torremolinos: 28th Rockin Race Jamboree, runs from February 3 to 6.
Headlining the event is the Reverend Horton Heat and his band who will appear with some 28 other performers at the Prince of Asturias Auditorium along with DJs and a classic car collection.
Info at: https://rockinrace.com/ 

 

Painting exhibition – El Morche: Bernardo Ocando, 14Jan-10Feb
At the Bio Beach Club, Paseo Maritimo, El Morche, Tel 601 640 328
Residing in Spain and at the hand of his wife for more than 50 years, the Venezuelan architect Bernardo Ocando finds on the coast of Andalusia at 83 years of age, the necessary tranquility and inspiration, so that, after having overcome all kinds of difficult experiences In his country of origin Venezuela, his motivation become clear:
Manifest through art a silent protest and a tribute to the beauty of Venezuelan women, with the intention of inspiring and promoting the bases of value and respect for all women, as a fundamental pillar of a successful society.
Capturing all his feelings on the canvas and with the motivation of being able to continue collaborating with poor women in Venezuela, full of joy he brings us in this opportunity a collection which he himself calls:
Figurative Art in Harmony of Abstract
“The harmony of the figure with the abstract is based on the composition of spaces according to their size and shape, as well as their range and color intensity”
*Elements that the artist brings together with his architectural vision.

 

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Services Wanted/Offered

Check the DigameXtra Sponsor’s list whenever you need a service.
Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

 

CycleNerja: Bike Rental and Cycle Hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.

 

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
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
https://www.facebook.com/hanningtons.kitchens.and.bathrooms/
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com

 

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 the issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.

  

 

Tony Roam Transport & Removals:
Spain To UK To Spain Fortnightly Runs Spain to UK and Up to 4 weeks free Storage. Spain or UK
16 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
Also additional unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Dedicated Delivery Personal Service Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander or Bilbao / Portsmouth or Plymouth Ferry.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website www.tonyroamremovals.com
email: tonyroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
Face book Tony Roam – WhatsApp Either Number 

 

Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.

 

 

MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handle-less cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick, Torrox, at: CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
https://www.msbespokejoinery.com/
FB Page

 

Assisted Living Services in the Axarquia Region:
Let Our Family Take Care of Yours.
MEDICAL CARE * HOME CARE * PERSONAL CARE
Palliative Care * Health Monitoring * Hospital Sitting * Respite at home
* Dressing, bathing and daily hygiene
* Assisted Mobility. 
* 24 hour live in care.
* Meal preparation, shopping & routine house keeping
* Correspondence and Communication 
* Medication Collection and Dispensing Systems
* Provision of Medical Equipment
TEL 951 55 05 81 OR 692419548 
Contact Liz ( On WhatsApp). Colegio de Enfermería de Málaga reg. 17425
englishnurse@rocketmail.com 
www.englishnurse.net 

 

Job Offer: A small English academy in Nerja requires a part-time (Monday-Friday) teacher starting January 10th.
The individual must:
-have a TEFL, TESL, or CELTA
-be fully legal to work in Spain
-be willing to teach young learners (ages 5 -17)
-have previous teaching experience – especially with young children is an asset.
Previous teaching experience – especially of young children – is an asset. Send a cover letter & c.v. attention to the director (Carolyn Thériault) at lafabricadeingles@gmail.com

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Triple Set: Face Cleanser + Revitalizing Face Cream + Anti-ageing Serum
Original price 65 € per set. Now 59 € !
Plus a free gift worth 4 € – a reusable pure cotton bag for carrying your beauty kit.
This set contains three of our best sellers! Each product has proven to be highly moisturizing, long lasting, and effective at reducing wrinkles and fine lines, improving your overall facial complexion. The triple set is made from 100% natural ingredients, gentle to your skin. They are made with love and care from premium quality vegetable oils and extracts.
This special offer is limited and will be available whilst the products are in stock.
MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing. We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices.
Your skin health matters to us. How you feed your skin is as important as how you feed your body. Why settle for anything less than natural and organic?
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.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please contact us to find out more or to order:
margaret@moonette.es
Homepage- www.moonette.es
Tel /WhatsApp: +34 650 044 102
Follow us on social media:
Facebook @ www.facebook.com/moonette.es
Instagram @moonetteskincare
Pinterest @ www.pinterest.es/moonetteskincare 

 

BluCee Real Estate property request:
Digamites we need your help in find a property for a client,
Must have
-Rincón de la Victoria to Nerja
-up to €120,000
-1 or more bedrooms
If you are selling a property which fits this criteria this please contact us.
Also-
For winter rental available from 1st October 2022 until 30th April 2023, for 3 of more months. Lovely 2 bedroom apartment in the residence area of Torremolinos. 10 minute walk to the beach. Wifi, air conditioning and secure parking. €800 a month plus electricity for rebaja of 3 months or more.
Link to the property on our website https://www.blucee.com/index.php/property/coopers-atico/
We are also taking bookings on our other rental properties for winter 2022/2023.
Our reviews on Google and Facebook speak for themselves.
Please contact us as we are looking for more properties to list for sale
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, and now with an office in Nerja.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
Email: info @ blucee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day. 

 

Wanted: Small fish tank. Does anyone have a small fish tank that they no longer use or want, it is for a project I am doing so I don’t need any pumps or filters, etc, and it doesn’t have to be water tight.
Steve, Torrox Costa, 633891897

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Carole’s Book Nook:
A happy new year to all Book Nookers. Have you got a book you would like to tell Digamites about? Anyway, here’s three more of mine.
-The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
I had heard a lot about this book so I thought I would try it even though it was above my usual Kindle budget. A group of residents living in an upmarket retirement community form a Murder Club (meeting on Thursdays) where they try to solve closed cases. Each brings a different angle to the investigation, but then they find themselves trying to unravel murders taking place in their own community! It is clever, as you would expect from Richard Osman, and the plot is lively and complicated, but what I liked most was the sensitive way he portrayed the elderly characters, each one was funny, clever and interesting, drawing on a lifetime’s experiences. There are more in this series and and number 3 is being made into a film by Stephen Spielberg, no less.
-Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
I was almost put off reading this book by the slow and rather simplistic start, it didn’t seem to be going anywhere. Don’t be put off! It is amazing. The true story of an extraordinary Italian boy called Pino Lella during the last 23 months of WW2. He was living with his family in Milan when he became involved with the Italian Resistance (I didn’t even know there was an Italian Resistance). He helped Jews escape across the Alps and later became a driver for a Nazi General in order to glean information. And lots more besides, both during and after the end of the conflict. If you like true war stories this one is unmissable.
-What Ho! Automaton by Chris Dolley
I recommended Chris in my last Book Nook with his French Fried, so I looked for something else he had written. And I found this; a book that combines the humour of PG Wodehouse and fantasy fiction. Instead of Jeeves and Wooster read Reeves and Worcester, and Reeves is an Automaton, run on steam. Hilarious (and I do not use that word lightly) japes with missing debutants, giant talking pigs, a four legged Queen and lots of snifters, ridiculous double barrelled names and consumption of turbot (for the little grey cells) this is not for everyone but once I got into it I found it highly entertaining. This is a series, too, the first in the Steampunk Mysteries books.
Carole, El Morche, carolemhart@yahoo.com

 

News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

COVID-19

Statistic Reporting Paused Due To Holidays: Full Covid statistics update in tomorrows issue. -Ed.

SPAIN

All EU/Schengen Countries Now Part of Spain’s High-Risk List, Except for Switzerland: Updating the list, the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare has announced that the same will remain effective until January 5, 2022. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/all-eu-schengen-countries-now-part-of-spains-high-risk-list-except-for-switzerland/

 

Spain begins to say goodbye to its phone booths: Telephone companies will withdraw from this year the 14,824 telephone booths deployed throughout Spain, after these have ceased to be a mandatory universal service.
The disappearance of the booths will occur at the national level in accordance with the Ninth Transitory Provision of the preliminary draft of the General Telecommunications Law. In this way, the company will begin to phase out all the cabins in the country seven years before they meet their first centenary, as confirmed by Europa Press.
The first telephone booth in Spain was installed in 1928, in the Vienna Park booth, currently known as Florida Park, in the El Retiro park in Madrid. It was a device that was located inside a box that was opened to access the telephone. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/spain-begins-to-say-goodbye-to-its-phone-booths/ 

ANDALUCIA

Andalusia begins the year 2022 with more than one hundred municipalities with a Covid rate higher than 1,500: {Translation, summary} 01/02/2022 17:31
-Andalusia begins the new year 2022 with 105 municipalities with a coronavirus rate higher than 1,500 cases confirmed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, led by the Huelva town of San Silvestre de Guzmán, which registers the highest data in the entire community with 6,514.6.
-Two provincial capitals (Córdoba and Granada) and six other towns with more than 20,000 inhabitants are among those 105 municipalities, while 16 of them exceed 3,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks
-Córdoba is the province with the most municipalities with a Covid rate above 1,500 cases in the last 14 days with 25. With one less, 24, is the province of Jaén.
In the same situation are 17 towns in Granada: Granada capital (1,515.1) , Soportújar (1,515.2), Cájar (1,556.2), Órgiva (1,573.3), Quéntar (1,583.9), La Taha ( 1,641.7), Escúzar (1,643.4), Nigüelas (1,687.7), Atarfe (1,719.4), Cijuela (1,727.6), Ogíjares (1,756.3), Orce (1,772.1), Almegíjar (2,077 , 1), Fonelas (2,147.2), Capileira (2,486.6), Bérchules (2,808.9) and Albuñuelas (2,867.8).
-Similarly, nine municipalities in Malaga are higher: Vélez-Málaga (1,517.6), Alhaurín de la Torre (1,552.1), Casabermeja (1,570.6), Alcaucín (1,755.1), Casarabonela (1,790), Serrato ( 1,867.2), Benarrabá (2,242.1), Cuevas del Becerro (2,254.2) and Algatocín (3,562.6). Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-inicia-2022-mas-cien-municipios-tasa-covid-superior-1500-202201021358_noticia.html Images: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/malaga-province-andalucia-20210606195012-nt.html

MALAGA

ICUs in Malaga are at high-risk level of occupation, with 17%: Over seven days (December 23 – 30), the number of patients admitted to ICUs increased by 32.4%, going from 34 to 45 patients. In regards to hospitalisations in general, the occupation of beds is at medium-risk, at almost 8% (7.8%). Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/02/icus-in-malaga-are-at-high-risk-level-of-occupation-with-17/

 

The expert committee of the Board meets this Monday in Malaga to decide on new measures: {Translation, summary} 2Jan22, 8pm
-The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno , will preside over this Monday, January 3, in Malaga, a meeting of the Regional Committee of High Public Health Impact , better known as the committee of experts, to decide whether to adopt new measures against the increasing spread of coronavirus Covid-19, with the advance of the sixth wave and the expansion of the variant Ómicron, which has led the community to register the highest number of daily infections and incidence rate of all of the pandemic. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/expertos-Junta-Malaga-decidir-medidas-expansion-coronavirus_0_1643836431.html

UK

The Sunday newspapers spell further trouble for Prince Andrew:
In November 2019, the Duke of York stepped back as a working member of The Royal Family in the hope that such a move would keep him out of the spotlight. Yet more than two years later, Andrew still finds himself in a centre of a media storm, with Sunday’s newspapers promising to be unhappy reading for the 61-year-old.
The Sunday Times claims on their front page that Andrew may be required to stop using his Duke of York title should he lose his lawsuit in New York brought on by Jeffrey Epstein victim, Virginia Giuffre.
The paper reports that Andrew would be forced into “internal exile” should he lose, and would be forced to cut all links to his charities.
Prince Andrew has always strenuously denied accusations made by Giuffre.
Meanwhile, the Sunday Mirror’s front page splash features an interview with Giuffre’s ex-partner who supports the allegations made against the Duke.
The Sunday People’s headline reads ‘Andrew Must Go’ with the paper saying that military chiefs want to end their association with The Queen’s son for good.
The ongoing lawsuit in New York threatens to overshadow what is supposed to be a special year for The Queen and nation. Platinum Jubilee plans are being finalised, with Prince Andrew unlikely to join The Royal Family at any of the public celebrations. Full article: https://royalcentral.co.uk/uk/york/the-sunday-newspapers-spell-further-trouble-for-prince-andrew-170560/

EUROPE

France takes over the EU presidency as it’s national election looms: France takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union on Saturday, affording President Emmanuel Macron the chance to pose as the EU’s de facto leader in the run-up to national elections in April.
The 44-year-old has never made any secret of his ambitions to be the motor for further European integration, serving over the last four years as a dynamic sidekick to the more steady German chancellor Angela Merkel in Europe’s power couple. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220101-macron-takes-over-eu-presidency-as-national-election-looms

 

EU states split on classifying nuclear energy as ‘green’:
“It’s too risky, too slow and too expensive,” Germany says — while other EU members have pushed for the bloc to classify nuclear power as eco-friendly for investors. Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, Denmark and Austria spoke out on Thursday against the classification of nuclear energy as a climate-friendly source of power. Some other EU countries, led by France, are seeking to add modern forms of nuclear energy to that list. France, in particular, has voiced plans to use nuclear energy as part of its efforts to phase out fossil fuel plants that are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
(Spain says ‘no’ to the plan of Brussels to include nuclear and natural gas as energy green, according to sevilla.abc.es.)
Full article:
https://www.dw.com/en/eu-states-split-on-classifying-nuclear-energy-as-green/a-59792406
Spanish reference: https://sevilla.abc.es/sociedad/abci-espana-dice-no-plan-bruselas-para-incluir-nuclear-y-natural-como-energias-verdes-202201021655_noticia.html

 

Furniture giant IKEA raises prices as supply chain woes persist: The world’s biggest furniture brand IKEA is raising prices by an average of 9% as it faces increasing costs in transport and raw materials, the owner of most of its stores worldwide said on Thursday.
Ingka Group said prices would go up around 9% on average across its markets, with local variations reflecting different inflationary pressures, including commodity and the supply chain issues.
“Unfortunately now, for the first time since higher costs have begun to affect the global economy, we have to pass parts of those increased costs onto our customers,” Retail Operations Manager Tolga Öncü said. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/furniture-giant-ikea-raises-prices-supply-chain-woes-persist-2021-12-30/ 

LOTTERY

The El Gordo de la Primitiva draw on Sunday, January 2, 2021: The result of the Gordo de la Primitiva today, Sunday, January 2, 2022 is: 8, 12, 31, 47 and 50, the key number being the 5. Source: https://spainsnews.com/el-gordo-de-la-primitiva-draw-on-sunday-january-2-2022/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Humbert stuns Medvedev at ATP Cup, De Minaur beats Berrettini: Russian Daniil Medvedev’s 2022 season opened with a stunning defeat at the hands of Frenchman Ugo Humbert at the ATP Cup on Sunday, while Italy’s Matteo Berrettini suffered a straight-sets loss to Australian Alex de Minaur.
World number two Medvedev had been expected to seal the Group B tie for Russia after Roman Safiullin beat Arthur Rinderknech in the opening singles, but Humbert’s 6-7(5) 7-5 7-6(2) victory kept France alive at 1-1 going into the doubles.
Medvedev, however, changed his shirt and returned to the Ken Rosewall arena alongside Safiullin to clinch the tie for the defending champions with a 6-4 6-4 win over Fabrice Martin and Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Photo:REUTERS Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/frenchman-humbert-stuns-russias-medvedev-atp-cup-2022-01-02/ 

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Israel detects the world’s first case of ‘flurone’, a coronavirus and flu infection at the same time: Israel has detected the first case of ‘fluron ‘, an infection of coronavirus and flu at the same time, in an unvaccinated pregnant woman infected with both viruses, who has given birth at Beilinson Hospital.
The patient has shown mild symptoms, although she was not immunized. Israel’s Ministry of Health studies the unpublished case to check that the combination of the two viruses does not cause a more serious disease. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/israel-detects-the-worlds-first-case-of-flurone-a-coronavirus-and-flu-infection-at-the-same-time/

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