DigameXtra No. 2204 Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

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International Women’s Day 2022 is Tuesday, March 8th:

Rincón de la Victoria- Carnival 2022: {Translation, summary} To be held on 12 and 13 March in the Plaza de Gloria Fuertes de La Cala del Moral on Saturday and the Plaza of Al-Andalus from Rincón de la Victoria on Sunday.
-On Saturday 12th March it will be the Plaza de Gloria Fuertes from 16:00, with parades by the Association A Bailar La Cala, family games with the company Ángeles de Trapo, performance of the troupe ‘La Cosa Nostra’, performance of the murga (street band) ‘De Bar en Peor’, by Alberto Zumaquero.
-On Sunday 13th March, the Carvanal will move to the Plaza Al-Ándalus. At 12:00 there will be popular games with the Rincón de la Victoria Mountain Club (CMR), a performance by the troupe ‘Matria’, which received the 2nd COAC Award in Malaga, a performance by the murga (street band) ‘¿Te Imaginas?’, also winner of this award, as well as a parade by the Municipal School of Fit Kid Dance and Cheerleaders of Rincón de la Victoria-Gym Victory. Source, Spanish AND VIDEO LINK 


Gonzalo live at Bea’s Postamt: Sat., 12Mar
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The wholesale price of electricity sets another record and reaches 544.98 euros/MWh: The average price of the wholesale market of the electricity market is going to chain its second consecutive historical record this Tuesday, shooting up by more than 100 euros in a single day, up to 544.98 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), on a Monday of shock in the energy markets due to the war in Ukraine.
-Until now, the pool had never traded above 500 euros, after having exceeded the level of 400 euros for the first time in history on Monday. This Tuesday, at all hours it will be above that figure, with a peak of 700 euros per MWh at 8:00 p.m. Some stratospheric figures, light years away from those of a normal year, in which the pool used to be listed around 40 or 50 euros. The vector of this new record is, once again, natural gas and the price formation system in force in the EU, whose rules Spain has been asking Brussels to change for months. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-wholesale-price-of-electricity-sets-another-record-and-reaches-544-98-euros-mwh/ 


Rent Bubble? Evictions soar 57% in 2021, to the highest figure in five years: The number of foreclosures on habitual residences stood at 11,947 in 2021, a figure that is the highest since 2016 and represents an increase of 57.4% compared to 2020, its largest annual rise since the beginning of the series, in 2014 , according to the statistics of foreclosures published this Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Full article: https://spainsnews.com/evictions-soar-57-in-2021-to-the-highest-figure-in-five-years/


New minimal tax value for Spanish properties: On the first of January 2022 Spain introduced a new minimal tax value, which is the ´Cadastral Reference Value´ or in Spanish ´Valor de Referencia´. This is important news because the new system results in values that are in general higher and much closer to the real market value than before. The Cadastral Reference Value needs to be taken into account for tax purposes in many different kinds of property transactions -like purchases, inheritances and gifts. (I have no connection to the firm that posted this article on their website. It just seemed like a well written article on the topic. -Ed.) Full article: https://www.cdsolicitors.com/new-tax-value-in-the-purchase-inheritance-or-gifting-of-property-in-spain/


Want to go fight in Ukraine? Here’s how to apply in Malaga:
Ukraine launched a website Saturday where foreigners can apply directly if they want to volunteer to go to Ukraine and fight against Russian invaders. Visa requirements have been lifted. You need to bring your own combat gear. Experience preferred but not required.
In many ways, Ukraine’s International Legion harkens back to the International Brigades, the storied volunteer formations fighting for the Republican Government during the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1938, the Kyiv Independent reported Saturday.
The legion will become part of the country’s Territorial Defense Force, a newly established branch of the Armed Forces. The legion will start with two newly formed battalions.
Office: Calle Maestranza 23, Málaga, 29016.
Tel: (0034) 952220615 ; (0034) 636 548 017 ; (0034) 952220352
Visit website for details, https://fightforua.org/ 


Wheat and Sunflower Seed Oil Shortages- Ukraine halts export of key foodstuffs as concerns mount over EU food security: Ukraine alone accounts for 19% of EU wheat imports and 13% of oilseed imports. Together with Russia, the two agricultural powerhouses provide over a third of the world’s wheat and barley, as well as 17% corn and over 50% of sunflower oil and seeds.
-Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has therefore sent shockwaves through two of the world’s staple grain markets, with wheat prices skyrocketing last week to their highest level in 14 years. Some places, such as Albania, have already warned that this could see bread and other grain-based staple goods off the menu.
-The EU’s vegetable oil association (FEDIOL) warned on Friday that the roughly 200,000 tonnes per month supply of sunflower seed oil from Ukraine has stopped being shipped to European ports.
-Between 35 and 45% of sunflower oil refined in the EU comes from Ukraine and there is no immediate solution to the disruption in sunflower seed oil, as it is unclear if and how trade will be able to resume, continued the association. Full article: https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/ukraine-halts-export-of-key-foodstuffs-as-concerns-mount-over-eu-food-security/


Ireland Lifts All Travel Restrictions Imposed Due to COVID-19: The Irish government announced that travellers from other countries are no longer required to present proof of vaccination or recovery from the Coronavirus. Besides, they are also exempted from the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF), SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/ireland-lifts-all-travel-restrictions-imposed-due-to-covid-19/


Russia will stop ‘in a moment’ if Ukraine meets terms – Kremlin:
Russia has told Ukraine it is ready to halt military operations “in a moment” if Kyiv meets a list of conditions, the Kremlin spokesman said on Monday.
Dmitry Peskov said Moscow was demanding that Ukraine cease military action, change its constitution to enshrine neutrality, acknowledge Crimea as Russian territory, and recognise the separatist republics of Donetsk and Lugansk as independent states.
It was the most explicit Russian statement so far of the terms it wants to impose on Ukraine to halt what it calls its “special military operation”, now in its 12th day.
There was no immediate reaction from the Ukrainian side. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/kremlin-says-russian-military-action-will-stop-moment-if-ukraine-meets-2022-03-07/


2 New Mozilla Firefox 0-Day Bugs Under Active Attack — Patch Your Browser ASAP!: Mozilla has pushed out-of-band software updates to its Firefox web browser to contain two high-impact security vulnerabilities, both of which it says are being actively exploited in the wild. In light of active exploitation of the flaws, users are recommended to upgrade as soon as possible to Firefox 97.0.2, Firefox ESR 91.6.1, Firefox for Android 97.3.0, Focus 97.3.0, and Thunderbird 91.6.2. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/03/2-new-mozilla-firefox-0-day-bugs-under.html 


Gold briefly crosses $2,000 mark, palladium hits record high on Ukraine crisis: Gold prices briefly scaled the $2,000 level for the first time in 1-1/2 years, as investors rushed to the safety of the metal in the wake of an escalating Russia-Ukraine crisis, while supply disruption fears sent palladium to an all-time high on Monday.
-Spot gold was up 0.59% to $1,980.07 per ounce, shortly after 10 a.m. ET, after scaling its highest price since Aug. 19, 2020 at $2,000.69 earlier in the day. U.S. gold futures rose about 1.05% to $1,987.30.
-Palladium was down 2.47% at $2,928.09 per ounce, after hitting an all-time high of more than $3,440 earlier in the day. Full article: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/07/gold-markets-palladium-russia-ukraine-crisis.html


Cost of natural gas has smashed past UK records while Brent crude oil has surged to its highest level since 2008: The international oil benchmark passed $139 a barrel early on Monday – with its US counterpart also rising sharply – before settling back to around $121 by the afternoon. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-invasion-oil-costs-soar-to-2008-high-of-130-as-ban-on-russian-crude-is-considered-12559714 

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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
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Frigiliana: 952 533 126
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