DigameXtra No. 2198 Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

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Homage to working women: In Archez, TrattoPizza Italia En La Mesa presents  “Homage to working women” on Sunday 6 March.
Music with Dana & Gianni starting at 2.30pm.
Book your table: 951551510
Tasty pizzas and fabulous dishes prepared with love and made in Italy ingredients, the exciting performance of two fabulous musicians and a splendid terrace overlooking the Axarquia await you! Every two female friends a bottle of cava. What are you waiting for? Book now! Come and have lunch with us!
Calle Clara Campoamor 17, Archez. 


Elvis Presley “Sun” Tribute Show: Friday 4Mar 23:30
Bonnet Bar & Cafe. Tel. 951263005
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Castillan hallway unit Yute & Natural Measurements
90 x 31 x 74cms Price 125€
-2 flex single mattresses 190 x 90cms Price 90€ the pair
-Wicker/bamboo chair 20€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Two Norwegian convector heaters, very efficient and economical. Can be wall mounted. Cost 160 euros each, offered at 75 euros each. Vera / Torrox Costa. 697293698 / ozzy baldwin at yahoo dot co dot uk 


Wanted: Replacement Left hand reverse light for Honda CRV as in the picture. Hoping that someone has a car waiting to scrap or for parts. Nikki, Puente Don Manuel. Text Tony: 619594164; Email: niknox16@gmail.com


Recommendations & Requests

Carole’s Book Nook:
New books don’t always live up to their promise. Such is the case this month when my “new book” was abandoned half way through for being, frankly, boring. So I am forced to return to my back catalogue once again.
-Toast – The Story of a Boy’s Hunger by Nigel Slater
Made into a TV film a few years ago this autobiography is different from any other in that it is food driven. Favourite foods lead you through the story of Nigel growing up in a middleclass family with a loving mother who could not cook, and the subsequent tragedy of her death and “replacement ” with another woman who was a brilliant cook and from whom he discovered his love of good food. Nigel went on to become a chef and later TV presenter, This is a lovely, funny reminiscence. You may need tissues.
-The Wrong Shade of Yellow by Margaret Eleanor Leigh
Margaret is a middle aged lady, virtually homeless, almost penniless, with only a bike she can’t ride and a tent, trying to find Utopia (which is somewhere in Greece) and start a new life. Her attempts at getting there are funny and interesting, It was her Big Fat Greek Midlife Crisis. Her mother, who joins her later, is hilarious. Loved this one and the sequel which I will detail later.
-Poldark by Winston Graham
When I buy a new book I don’t like and don’t know what to read I go back to the Poldark saga. Those of you who have seen the TV versions may not appreciate the depth and scope of the 12 books, spanning the end of the 18th Century to beyond the battle of Waterloo. The ongoing fortunes of the Poldarks and their arch enemies the Warleggans are embellished by true facts and real historical figures. I am sure it was meticulously researched even down to the weather patterns, bringing the whole period to life. In the latter books it can become a bit too political at times, but it all adds to the flavour. Winston Graham’s writing is perfection, plain yet pure literature, some of the passages are simply breath taking. And we still have the shipwrecks, jail breaks, love trysts and the wonderful flavour of Cornwall in all its moods. Who else could find a thousand different ways to describe the sea? I am currently on Book 5 “The Four Swans” one of my favourites. This is my fourth reading of the saga. Never bored with them, they are the books that keep on giving.
Carole, El Morche, carolemhart@yahoo.com


Fiesta de San Anton 2022- Torrox: Has anyone any knowledge of the above mentioned Fiesta taking place this year in protegida area? Normally in June. Pete, Torrox. Email: pete.stepATbtinternetDOTcom
(In 2019 it was held on 15&16 June. Here is the poster. -Ed.) 


News & Articles

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Pensioners and retirees who will not be able to collect the extra pay for March: Pensioners with early retirement will be able to receive a new ‘paguilla’ in the coming days, an aid from Social Security that is included in the new law on early retirement and that will range between 4.5 and 82 euros per month. The objective of this extra payment is to compensate pensioners who retired early and who have a lower benefit compared to those who retire this year.
This supplement will benefit those people who retired between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2021. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/pensioners-and-retirees-who-will-not-be-able-to-collect-the-extra-pay-for-march/


Inflation shoots up in February to 7.4%, its highest rate in 33 years:
According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the increase in the interannual CPI for February to 7.4% is due to “generalized” rises in most of its components, among which those of food and non-alcoholic beverages and fuels stand out, as well as the behavior of electricity prices, which fell less in February than they did in the same month of 2021. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/inflation-shoots-up-in-february-to-7-4-its-highest-rate-in-33-years/


Police arrest members of a gang who coerced elderly people into buying collections of books: They knew what they were looking for: elderly people, those who were dependent on others or had some type of disability. They turned up at their homes, threatened them and coerced them into purchasing collections of books and other items for prices up to 25 times higher than their real value. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/police-arrest-members-20220225130714-nt.html


Neutral Swiss adopt EU sanctions against Russia in break with past: Neutral Switzerland will adopt European Union sanctions against Russians involved in Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and freeze their assets, the government said on Monday in a sharp deviation from the Alpine country’s traditions. Switzerland also adopted financial sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, effective immediately, it said. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/neutral-swiss-adopt-sanctions-against-russia-2022-02-28/


Finland sends defence material to Ukraine, considers sending weapons: Finland is considering whether to send weapons to Ukraine directly, Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen said on Sunday, in what would be a departure from its long-standing policy of not allowing weapons to be exported to war zones.
-The minister also said that Finland, which is not a NATO member and shares a long border with Russia, had given the green light to Estonia to send previously Finnish-owned field guns to Ukraine.
-Asked if Finland would send weapons to Ukraine directly, Kaikkonen said: “We have not ruled that out.”
-Finland will send defence equipment to Ukraine, including 2,000 bulletproof vests, 2,000 helmets, 100 stretchers and equipment for two emergency medical care stations, a government statement said. Full article: https://www.euronews.com/2022/02/28/uk-ukraine-crisis-finland-approval


Russia suspended from all FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice: The most powerful bodies in football joined the International Olympic Committee in acting after days of growing protest. The suspension means Russia will not be able to face Poland in a World Cup play-off semi-final next month, while its women’s team will also be barred from this summer’s European Championship in England and its remaining club side in European competition, Spartak Moscow, will no longer compete in the Europa League. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/feb/28/fifa-and-uefa-suspend-russian-clubs-and-teams-from-world-cup-and-all-competitions


Russian President Putin responds to sanctions by dumping foreign currency, signs decree on special economic measures against US, allies: As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to evolve rapidly, President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree on special economic measures against the US and its allies.
-Russian exporters must sell 80 per cent of foreign exchange earnings credited from 1 January 2022 and deposit them to their accounts in authorised banks within three working days, the Kremlin press service said, citing the decree. Full article: https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/international/1942041-russian-president-putin-signs-decree-on-special-economic-measures-against-us-allies


More evidence Covid was tinkered with in a lab? Now scientists find virus contains tiny chunk of DNA that matches sequence patented by Moderna THREE YEARS before pandemic began:
Genetic match discovered in Covid’s unique furin cleavage site on spike protein
Matched genetic sequence patented by Moderna for cancer research purposes
-Researchers say one in 3 trillion chance Covid developed the code naturally
Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10542309/Fresh-lab-leak-fears-study-finds-genetic-code-Covids-spike-protein-linked-Moderna-patent.html

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COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

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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

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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