DigameXtra No. 2194 Thursday, Feb. 24th, 2022

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Day of Andalucía 2022: Mon, 28 Feb 2022 is an autonomous community public holiday. Schools, businesses, and government offices in the autonomous communities observing this holiday will be closed. Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/andalucia-day


Bar Atila: Afternoon Gig w/ Flip
Saturday 26th February at 2pm
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
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The Green Label Wine Tasting Event: Sat 26Feb 7:30pm
Live music with Alexandra Avery. 5 wines each paired with gourmet dish. €45. Reservations on 952 49 39 47
The Green Label, Urb El Chaparral N 340 Km 203 29649 Málaga


Globetrotting galleon sails into Puerto Banús and opens its decks to visitors: The galleon Andalucía has set sail from Sotogrande and will dock in Puerto Banús this Wednesday, 23 February, and open its decks to the public until Monday, 28 February.
The six-deck ship is some 55 metres long, constructed of iroko and pine wood, and boasts almost a thousand square metres of sail. Built in 2009, it is a faithful replica of the Spanish galleons that, during the 16th to 18th centuries, crossed the Atlantic, sailed through the Caribbean, to the American coasts and covered the Pacific route.
It is described as “an authentic floating museum of maritime culture that has already sailed more than 55,000 nautical miles through oceans and seas around the world, visiting ports on four continents, including Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila, New York and Quebec”. Source  


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Tuesday 19 April at 20:00 at Teatro Cervantes, Malaga
Tix: 36€/27€/20€/12€. This famous act will sell out fast, get your tickets today!
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Calle Mediterraneo no.3, Nerja 


Companion Service: I give company to older Ladies by the hour.
Reading, walks, shopping, & etc. I have my driving licence B. My Covid19 vaccines are up to date. I make delicious Apfelstrudel and Lemon Pies, all homemade. My telefone is +34690744704 Heidi / Torrox Park


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Acoustic steel-string guitar with built-in pickup and tuner.
Crafter, model: LITE-TE CD/N
New strings. Very good condition. 60€ Buyer collects.
Anders / Nerja 669094359 



For Sale: CD Cabinet, 12 drawers space for about 150 CD’s. 205x20x18 cm. Buyer collects. 10 € OBO. Adriana, Torrox Costa.


For Sale, 2 items:
-2 single bed bases and mattresses €25 each
-2 matching single bed duvets €15 for both
Buyer to collect. Torrox Costa. Angela
angie j rogers @ gmail . com (no spaces) 


News & Articles

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Spanish government extends grace period for British residents with UK driving licences: The Spanish government has just confirmed that the current grace period for the recognition of UK driving licences has been extended again. British nationals who were living in Spain before 1 January 2021 can continue to drive with their UK licence until 30 April 2022. For those who moved to Spain after 1 January 2021, their UK licences will be recognised for six months from the date they obtain legal residence in this country or until 30 April 2022, whichever is later.
Anyone who registered their intention to swap their UK licence with Spain’s Directorate-General for Traffic before 30 December 2020 but has not yet done so, now has until 30 April to request an appointment. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/spanish-government-extends-20220223122525-nt.html


Tennis News- Zverev expelled from Acapulco for assault on umpire’s chair after doubles loss: Alexander Zverev was kicked out of the ATP 500 tournament in Acapulco, Mexico, for “unsportsmanlike conduct” after his doubles match, the men’s tour said on Wednesday, with the German later apologising for his behaviour.
Zverev, partnering Brazilian tennis player Marcelo Melo in doubles, came perilously close to hitting umpire Alessandro Germani when he repeatedly assaulted the umpire’s chair with his racquet after a 6-2 4-6 (10-6) defeat to the British-Finn pair of Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara.
After shaking hands with the opponents, the 24-year-old Zverev, ranked third in singles, approached the umpire’s chair and hit it repeatedly before heading towards his courtside seat, upset over a line call during the match earlier. He approached the chair a second time and once again hit it while shouting expletives. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/zverev-withdrawn-acapulco-unsportsmanlike-conduct-atp-2022-02-23/ AND VIDEO LINK (Warning: Contains adult language) 


Tennis News- Andy Murray crashes out of Dubai Tennis Championships with straight-sets loss to Jannik Sinner: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner loses 7-5 6-2 to one of the rising stars of the men’s game. Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK. Full article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2022/02/23/andy-murray-crashes-dubai-tennis-championships-straight-sets/ 


Banking Services For Seniors- Unions consider it “unfeasible” to implement the bank’s measures to improve care for the elderly: {Translation, summary} 23Feb22
-The CCOO and UGT trade unions have criticised on Wednesday that the bank has drawn up a list of measures to strengthen care for the elderly in bank branches without taking into account the workers.
-Thus, it considers it “unfeasible” to undertake the proposed measures in view of the “drastic reduction of staff” carried out by financial institutions, which has led to an “exponential increase” in workloads, and in view of the “commercial pressure” from the management of the companies. For this reason, the CCOO points out that, although they support financial inclusion, this must be guaranteed with “sufficient staff to deal with the workloads”.
– It has also stated that the problem “cannot be solved by training the staff”, since the workers “know perfectly well” how to attend to the elderly; nor by “bringing forward” the shift in the waiting queues; nor by “bringing forward the collection of pensions”, something that “has been done for many years”, according to the union.
-On the contrary, the solution proposed by the union is to have more people to attend and that digitisation is not carried out by “obligation”, but “as an option”. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/finanzas-00340/noticia-sindicatos-consideran-inviable-apliquen-medidas-banca-mejorar-atencion-mayores-20220223153741.html


9,000-year-old ritual complex found in Jordan desert: Archaeologists deep in the Jordanian desert have discovered a 9,000-year-old ritualistic complex near what is thought to be the earliest known large human-built structure worldwide.
The Stone Age shrine site, excavated last year, was used by gazelle hunters and features carved stone figures, an altar and a miniature model of a large-scale hunting trap.
The giant game traps the model represents — so-called “desert kites” — were made of long walls that converge to corral running gazelles into enclosures or holes for slaughter.
Similar structures of two or more stone walls, some several kilometres (miles) long, have been found in deserts across Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey and Kazakhstan.
It hailed the “spectacular and unprecedented discovery” of the ritualistic site, believed to date to about 7000 BC.
It featured two steles with anthropomorphic features, the taller one 1.12 metres high, other artefacts including animal figurines, flints, and some 150 arranged marine fossils. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220223-9-000-year-old-ritual-complex-found-in-jordan-desert

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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
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