DigameXtra No. 2167 Monday, Jan. 24th, 2022

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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 at various prices, including boxed sets.
-28th-Trip to La Canada and Iceland. Price €15pp
-4th-Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-25th–Trip to Benalmadena Market and Marina €15pp
-4th-Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-18th-Trip to Ronda by train, w/ English speaking guide in Ronda €40 TBC
-14th–7 night cruise with MSC Cruise. Prices from €870 pp based on 2 sharing a cabin. €150 deposit pp required. Itinerary includes: depart Valencia and calling at Genoa, Civitaveccia, Palermo, Ibiza with 2 days at sea.
-27th– (Wednesday) Trip to Bolonia and Tarifa – includes entry to the Claudia Baelo Roman site with guide €23,50
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 for more information 


Bio Beach Restaurant, Lecture/Presentation: Wed. Feb.9 at 11am. Speaker: Jose Manuel Cabezas Cabello and Norma – Power Point Presentation- Topic: La Desbandada and the sinking of the Delphin off Calaceite coast, Torrox, in Jan. 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The Desbandada highlights the massacre on the A-340 in Feb.1937 where innocent civilians fell victims to Franco’s allies. La Desbandada consititutes the most desastrous and poignant episode of the Spanish Civil War in Malaga and one of the worst of the entire conflict. At the Torre del Mar Bus Station, an outside museum features the signatures of the victims of that grim date. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. Masks required. For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com


Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa:
-Tuesday 25 Jan. 10.30-12.30 Drawing & Painting with Irish Peter
-Wednesday 26 Jan. 10.30 – 12.30 Writing Workshop
-Wednesday 26 Jan. from 15.00-17.00 the weekly Guitars
The Bar is open daily this week from 14.00 – 20.00
( 30 January – 6 February closed!)
Serving your favorite Dutch snacks all day.
You will find us at: Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro.
FB link with map
Warm greetings and see you soon.
Closed Sundays. Tel +34 711 03 20 17
***Writers Workshop at Yfke’s Bar, Torrox Costa***
Memoir Writing Introduction: On Wed. Jan. 26, 10:30 to 12:30
Have you ever wanted to start jotting down snippets of your past?
Do you want to gift your family with precious memories?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the gigantic effort it would represent and especially how do you start?
This introduction is suitable for beginners or seasoned writers.
Our goal is to inspire you to preserve personal or family history in writing. Our gathering will help you tap into your past to weave the threads that created the designs and scenes of who you are today.
Joining us will help you capture your past and transform it into manageable and inspiring drafts that you can polish at will later.
Please bring writing material.
For more information contact norma2kk@aol.com


Release Party and live performance: Event by Kjell Käpp Eriksson at Bar Carisma, Torrox Pueblo. Sat., 29Jan, 2pm
Release and live performance of new Spotify single ”Stockholm-Malaga” from MIMO Sounds Records. Everyone welcome! Free entrance. Outdoor event. Calle Almedina, Torrox Pueblo FB link 


ZENsacional concert in Mijas on the 12th of Feb ´22:
A magnificent PIANO starts with mystical harmonies and “ZEN” cadences to later culminate in a “sensational” show adding Saxophone, Cello, Congas and a whole Choir playing Soul, Gospel, Tango, Classic, Cuban and more!
Venue: Camino del Albero, 16. Las Lagunas 29649 Mijas
Tickets only 10€ at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entradas-zensacional-un-fascinante-viaje-musical-del-zen-al-sensacionalmijas-205367468627
Official Website: www.ZENsacional.com


The Cazbah REOPENS, first weekend in February!:
-Fri Feb 4th- Queen of Magic Tribute concert. Doors open 9pm.
-Fri Feb 18th-  Mama Paula Blues Band
Here is our events schedule for next month. Address- Av de Jerez, Torrenueva, La Cala de Mijas. Tel. 602 535 710 


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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
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.



Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate:
BluCee and our clients had an incredibly successful 2021 and we’re looking to even better that in 2022.
We currently have many requests for country properties with a minimum of 2000m2 land. Coastal minimum 3 bed properties in the Benajarafe/Rincon area with stunning sea views. Apartments in Nerja, Torrox and Rincon areas.
Perhaps you’ve been thinking of putting your property on the market or you’ve already got it for sale and it’s just not happening – either way contact us and find out how BluCee can help you.
Check out our reviews on Google and Facebook.
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 in the Sponsor’s Section. 



Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Table. Wrought iron base with natural pine slats table with studded detail on top Price 60€
-2 matching bedside units. Measurements 44 x 33 x 58cms Price 75€ ( the pair )
-Chest of drawers. Stripped back to natural wood with grey chalk paint clear waxed with new handles. Measurements Width 100cms Depth 48cms Height 107cms Price 110€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Tall Glass Wine carafe 32cm x 10cm. €10
-Group of various glasses, 6 sherry glasses, 6 small tumblers, 4 champagne flutes, 2 lots of 4 wine glasses. Complete set €25, or can seperate
-Angle Grinder, Parkside Pws 125 03, purchased from Lidl. Sold with stone cutting discs. €10
John / Torrox Campo (five minutes from Pueblo)
somontano2003 @ yahoo dot co dot uk
678933805 (also on WhatsApp) 


For Sale, 3 items:
-3 legged chair. 5 euro
-Ornate Cream shelf 22″ x 29″ approx 15 euro
-Wrought iron coat rack 5 euro
Jane / Canillas de Albaida. Tel 637716703


For Sale: Fire Stick 1 excellent condition, 20 euros call Erika / Torrox. Tel. 635149472 


For Sale: LG TV 37LK450- March 2011. 37″. In good working order, comes with original remote and cable. €40. Patricia, Velez-Malaga 693373530. 


Wanted: Does any Digamite have a Multi Gym and/or a Stationary Gym bike they would like to sell. I will collect from any town.
Contact: pamela.hill@hotmail.co.uk
Pamela / Torrox Park


Wanted: Long Term Rental For Naythan.
-Torrox to Velez Malaga, near the coast, not inland villages.
-Looking for a 1 bedroom flat, or LARGE studio if it has a garden or terrace/balcony. Or a small casita, etc.
-Must have reliable wifi pre-installed (min. 30Mb/s).
-Must have a supermarket within walking distance.
-Unfurnished is OK, but must have a basic kitchen and a washer. I don’t mind if it’s a bit rough or needs some paint or minor repairs- DigameXtra Sponsor SPW Construction has generously offered to donate those services as needed.
-I can pay up to €300/month, plus power, water & wifi bills.
-I prefer to pay all rent and bills in a single cash payment to the owner/manager once a month.
-My intention is for a 2 to 3 year occupancy. Longer if it suits me well.
Please send details to Naythan, Torrox Costa
email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Travel Cot Advice: Does anybody have any recommendations as to where I can buy a NEW travel cot between Nerja and Torre Del Mar?
Also does anybody know if there is one and where it is if so a Amazon pick up point in or around Torrox? Pete, Torrox
Email: pete.step@btinternet.com


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalucia posts 35 deceased, 12.928 positive and its incidence rises 22 points: {Translation} 22/01/2022 13:50
-On this Saturday, 22 January, Andalusia recorded a total of 12,928 cases of coronavirus infection in 24 hours, more than the 7,625 the previous day, while there were 35 deaths, seven less than on Friday and 27 more than a week ago.
-The 14-day incidence rate is up 22.34 points this Saturday to 1,441.34 cases per 100,000 population in the past 14 days, down 15 points from a week ago.
-The 12,928 infections this day are reported after 7,625 on Friday, 17,548 on Thursday – the highest figure of the pandemic -, 7,416 on Wednesday, 9,703 on Tuesday, 16,498 on Monday (48 hours), 10,886 last Saturday.
-In terms of provincial data, Seville is the province with the most positive cases, with 2,508, followed by Almeria with 2,051, Cordoba with 1,847, Malaga with 1,806, Cadiz with 1,538, Granada with 1,469, Jaen with 901 and Huelva with 808.
-This day, 35 deaths were recorded, eight in the province of Malaga, seven in Cordoba, five in Jaen, five in Granada, four in Almeria and Seville and two in Cadiz.
-The region has recorded a drop of 37 hospitalised patients due to the Covid-19 coronavirus to a total of 2,131, which is still the same as in February of last year, and an increase of 287 in the inter-weekly comparison, while the number of patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has fallen by two to 236, one more than a week ago.
-By provinces, Seville is the one with the most hospitalised patients with 471 and 49 in ICU, followed by Malaga with 446 and 21 in ICU, Granada with 301 hospitalised and 31 in ICU, Cadiz with 292 hospitalised and 31 in ICU, Jaen with 182 hospitalised and 21 in ICU, Cordoba with 173 hospitalised and 30 in ICU, Almeria with 173 hospitalised and 30 in ICU, and Huelva with 93 hospitalised and nine in ICU. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/


Covid Andalucia- Andalusia has 159 municipalities with a Covid rate above 2,000 cases, eight less in one week:
{Translation, summary} 23/01/2022 14:21
-More than 1.5 million Andalusians live in the 159 municipalities with a coronavirus incidence rate of more than 2,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, led by Abla (Almeria), which has the highest rate in Andalusia with 6,009.6.
-Almería repeats as the province with the highest number of localities with a rate of more than 2,000 confirmed cases of covid in the last 14 days with 42 (three more), followed by Granada with 37 (three more); Jaén with 26 (six less); Córdoba with 18 (twelve less); Huelva with 17 (three more); Malaga with nine (one more); Cádiz with nine (two more); and Seville with one (two less).
-The nine municipalities of Malaga with rates of 2000+ are Benamargosa (2,475.6), Benamocarra (2,002.6), Casabermeja (2,121.8), Iznate (2,094.8), Vélez-Málaga (2,266.7), Cañete la Real ( 2,388.2), Fuente de Piedra (2,817.4), Benalauría (2,283.1) and Ronda (2,321.4).
See Full Lists of Other Municipalities Rates In Source Article: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-tiene-159-municipios-tasa-covid-superior-2000-casos-ocho-menos-semana-202201231413_noticia.html


The State of The Self Employed- In Spain they will pay three times as much as in the UK and twice as much as in France and Germany, received far less financial support: [ABCdesevilla ECONOMÍA]
{Translation in full} 23/01/2022 09:40h
-Nobody said that being self-employed was an easy task, quite the contrary. Raising the shutters every day is becoming a heroic deed in a country still strangled by a virus that came from Wuhan and turned the world upside down. Now, the government is proposing a new system of contributions based on real income that could be the final blow for a group that generates a third of employment in Spain, a country that already stands out for having the highest quotas in Europe. If Escrivá’s reform succeeds, a self-employed person in Spain will pay three times as much as in the UK and twice as much as in France and Germany.
-The proposal on the table puts an end to the voluntary choice of contribution base for the three million self-employed and replaces the model with 13 income brackets (which would be the equivalent of the current bases), each with an assigned monthly quota.
-The changes will not be immediate; they will be rolled out over a period of nine years, between 2023 and 2031, and the argument for doing so is that the regime in which these workers pay contributions causes a hole in the system of 10,000 million.
-The scheme designed by minister Escrivá aims to ensure that those self-employed workers earning between 900 and 1,125.90 euros will pay a lower contribution than at present and the rest will pay more. According to Social Security calculations, this will mean that two thirds of the current self-employed will see their contribution reduced and the remaining third will see it significantly increased. A very different calculation to that made by ATA, which claims that the contribution will rise for half of the workers, “a ruin”, said its president, Lorenzo Amor, in an interview with ABC. He explained that 1.8 million will suffer an increase of 40% in two years and 1.4 million a reduction of just 10% and warned that with this reform many self-employed will have to spend almost 70% of their turnover to pay income tax and contributions. On average, more than half will have to spend 50%, he warned. If we only talk about contributions, with the Government’s proposal, a self-employed person will have to spend between 30% and 40% of their income to pay this tax, says Amor.
-For example, a self-employed person earning 400 euros a month will have to pay 183.60 euros a month in 2031, 45% of what he or she earns. And a self-employed person earning 1,700 euros will have to pay Social Security 535 euros a month in the same period, 31% more.
***Astronomical electricity and fuel bills***
The new model that the government and the self-employed will continue to negotiate tomorrow comes at a time when one in three self-employed workers say they are still far from recovering their pre-covid activity and after two years in which they have been subjected to the toughest resistance tests in existence, in a journey through the desert full of obstacles. Fewer sales in many cases, but fried with taxes and duties and facing astronomical electricity and fuel bills and higher labour costs. And the public aid received has been much less than that approved in other countries such as France and Germany, which from the beginning of the health crisis heeded the call of their businesses and approved direct non-refundable aid, which Sánchez denied them in Spain. When pressure forced him to do so, more than a year later, he put into circulation a package of 7 billion euros that, in the end, did not reach its destination. The conditions of access have prevented 90% of the self-employed from taking advantage of them.
-During the pandemic, they also demanded a tax cut that never came, unlike countries such as Germany, which reinforced the shield of protection for its business fabric with a reduction of VAT to 7% for bars and restaurants until 2023. Support for SMEs and the self-employed in Spain took the form of ICO loans, which will have to be repaid from April or May onwards, although many are in dire straits, and the unemployment benefit, which some 100,000 self-employed workers are still receiving. The question is what will happen when this extraordinary shield is withdrawn this year.
-But what is the difference between what a self-employed person pays in Spain and in the rest of Europe? The big difference is that a self-employed person in Spain has to pay a monthly contribution, which in comparison with our neighbours is not exactly cheap (294 euros per month, almost 60 euros per year more than in 2021). In Germany, for example, this contribution is 140 euros from 1,700 euros of monthly income and below that amount is not paid.
-More is paid into the social security system, but the self-employed in Spain also enjoy more protection. The reforms adopted over the last two decades have created a framework that is among the most advanced in the EU in terms of equalising nominal social rights with respect to salaried workers. They have access to benefits for retirement, maternity or paternity leave, accidents at work, unemployment cover, and unemployment benefits.
***Casado supports ATA***
The minister’s intentions have already been highly criticised by most of the parties present in the Toledo Pact and has put the collective on the warpath. The last one was Pablo Casado. The leader of the PP took a stand with ATA and announced, after a meeting with the organisation, that his party will not accept a rise in quotas for the self-employed or that they should be “the payers of Pedro Sánchez’s wastefulness”. He believes that it would be “the last straw for three million Spaniards already on the edge” and proposed extending the flat rate, lowering taxes and social contributions, as well as postponing the repayment of ICO loans.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/economia/abci-autonomo-pagara-triple-reino-unido-y-doble-francia-y-alemania-202201230125_noticia.html


The new Andalusian law on assistance dogs entered into force yesterday, these are the new features: {Translation in full}
-The new Andalusian law on assistance dogs for people with disabilities, which includes among its beneficiaries people with other disabilities in addition to visual impairment, comes into force this Sunday, 23 January, setting a deadline of one year for local authorities to adapt their municipal ordinances.
-The new law changes the concept of ‘guide dog’ to ‘assistance dog’, with the aim of favouring the accessibility and mobility of this group through animal assistance and facilitating that they can live independently and participate fully in society on equal terms.
-The law replaces Law 5/1998, of 23 November, on the use of guide dogs in Andalusia by people with visual impairment to extend it also to other people who, due to other disabilities or certain health conditions such as epilepsy or diabetes, require the assistance of dogs to facilitate their free and safe movement in different environments.
-Law 4/2017, of 25 September, on the Rights and Care of People with Disabilities in Andalusia defines assistance dogs as those that have been trained in officially approved centres for the accompaniment, driving, help and assistance of people with disabilities, and are identified with an official badge.
-The new regulation expressly obliges the promotion of their use with the guarantee that they are allowed free access to all places, accommodation, establishments, premises, transport and other public spaces without incurring additional costs.
-The legal text establishes different categories of assistance dogs and their training; establishes the right of access in their company in the different public and private environments for collective use; specifies the rights, obligations and responsibility for the use of these animals, their health conditions and their training; defines the procedure for recognition, suspension and loss of the status of assistance dog; creates the Register of Assistance Dogs of Andalusia and includes the sanctioning regime in this area.
-With regard to the working environment, it specifies that a user may not be discriminated against in job selection processes or in the performance of his or her professional duties on the grounds that he or she is accompanied by an assistance dog. Among other measures, it establishes the obligation to have a civil liability insurance policy to cover possible damages caused by the dog in accordance with the provisions.
-The new regulation recognises and protects the track record of excellence of the training centres of the Spanish National Organisation for the Blind (ONCE) and is compatible with the regulations on the protection and health of canine companion animals, applicable to assistance dogs in all matters not expressly regulated therein. Dogs used in animal-assisted therapy are excluded, as they are governed by their own specific regulations.
-The regulation provides for information campaigns on the content of the law, especially aimed at educational establishments, catering establishments, shops, transport and public services. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1023833/la-nueva-ley-andaluza-sobre-perros-de-asistencia-entra-en-vigor-estas-son-las-novedades/


Rincon de la Victoria will launch their tourist train: {Translation}
They will implement the new tourist train before Holy Week.
The train will depart from and arrive at the Cueva del Tesoro in Rincón de la Victoria. It will travel along Avenida Picasso, circulating along Calle Velázquez and Calle Zurbarán to make a first stop at the Torre de El Cantal. It will continue towards Avenida del Mediterráneo, where it will make a second stop at the Town Hall. It will continue towards Torre de Benagalbón where, at the Guardia Civil building, it will change direction to stop at the Centro de Musealización de la Villa Romana, and later at the Casa Fuerte de Bezmiliana where it will leave for its point of origin. It is intended that the first departure will be at 10:00 hours and the last at 18:00 hours. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/rincon-de-la-victoria/rincon-victoria-pondra-marcha-tren-turistico-que-recorrera-enclaves-ciudad/20220122131921046062.html


Breast cancer wonder drug Tukysa to be rolled out on Scottish NHS within weeks: A new breast cancer wonder drug that can melt away tumours in weeks has finally been given the go-ahead for distribution to Scottish NHS patients. It is hoped that this new move signals the beginning of a wider rollout for patients across the UK. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10430161/Cancer-patients-set-receive-tucatinib-tumour-melting-wonder-drug-ahead-wider-NHS-rollout.html


Covid Protests Across EU- Water cannon & tear gas used in Brussels:
– Police fired water cannons and tear gas in Brussels on Sunday to disperse protesters marching against COVID-19 vaccinations and restrictions.
-The march followed demonstrations in Barcelona, Seville, Athens, Helsinki, London, Paris and Stockholm on Saturday that also drew thousands of people protesting vaccine passports and other requirements that European governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic.
-In Brussels, demonstrators chanted “Liberty!” as they marched. White-helmeted police riot officers later sought to disperse protesters, who ignored instructions broadcast over loudspeakers that the demonstration was finished and that they should leave. Police water cannon trucks fired powerful jets at protesters, while thick clouds of smoke and snaking trails of gas filled the air in the Belgian capital. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-business-health-europe-brussels-415d5a6a7cf46f3fccafb339a17dc9d0 


Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military: At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party.
-The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest ports. Airports from Amsterdam to Athens. NATO’s borders with Russia. All depend on equipment manufactured by Nuctech, which has quickly become the world’s leading company, by revenue, for cargo and vehicle scanners.
-Nuctech has been frozen out of the U.S. for years due to national security concerns, but it has made deep inroads across Europe, installing its devices in 26 of 27 EU member states, according to public procurement, government and corporate records reviewed by The Associated Press. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-china-russia-europe-120b7dedacd8d545bf4521a1948bc31e


Tennis News- Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal, Ash Barty Win to Advance to Quarterfinals:
-Nadal secures his place in the quarterfinals with a 7-6 6-2 6-2 victory over Adrian Mannarino. The entire match took 2 hours, 40 minutes to complete, with the first set taking up 82 minutes alone. Nadal had 16 aces in the match, with seven of them coming in the opening set.
Nadal will take on No. 14 Denis Shapovalov in the quarterfinal after the 22-year-old upset Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday.
Men’s Singles
No. 6 Rafael Nadal def. Adrian Mannarino, 7-6 (14), 6-2, 6-2
No. 7 Matteo Berrettini def. No. 19 Pablo Carreno Busta, 7-5, 7-6 (4), 6-4
No. 14 Denis Shapovalov def. No. 3 Alexander Zverev, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3
No. 17 Gael Monfils def. Miomir Kecmanovic, 7-5, 7-6 (4), 6-3
Women’s Singles
No. 1 Ashleigh Barty def. Amanda Anisimova, 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 Barbora Krejcikova def. No. 24 Victoria Azarenka, 6-2, 6-2
Madison Keys def. No. 8 Paula Badosa, 6-3, 6-1
No. 21 Jessica Pegula def. No. 5 Maria Sakkari, 7-6 (0), 6-3
Full article: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10024694-australian-open-2022-rafael-nadal-ash-barty-win-to-advance-to-quarterfinals


Tennis News- Djokovic will reportedly be allowed to compete at this year’s French Open: Novak Djokovic will be able to defend his French Open title at this year’s tournament regardless of whether or not he is vaccinated against COVID-19, according to reports.
France’s vaccine passport can be attributed to those who have recovered from Covid in the last six months, according to La Gazetta.
This suggests that Djokovic will experience little difficulty in entering the country after returning a positive test in mid-December.
It is claimed that he will be able to travel to France until at least mid-June if he remains unvaccinated under the new regulations. The French Open is scheduled to begin on May 22nd and end on June 5th. Full article:


NASA satellite captures a dazzling, important crater on Mars: There’s a giant camera orbiting Mars. It’s attached to NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and can spot things as small as a kitchen table (including robotic rovers). It’s aptly called the High Resolution Imaging Experiment, or HIRISE. And it recently captured a brilliant view of a Martian crater.
The image, taken in late 2021 but released on Jan. 20, shows a crater (likely created by an ancient impact) filled with vivid dunes. Photo:NASA. Full article: https://mashable.com/article/nasa-mars-crater 

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
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Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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