DigameXtra No. 2206 Thursday, March 10th, 2022

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Mitch France Art Exhibition in El Morche: I will be setting up my exhibition of original art and prints at Bio Beach Club in El Morche this morning 10th of March from 11.30 – 1.00pm for anyone who wants to come along to say hello and have a preview.
The exhibition runs from then until 6th of April.
Mitch France 616 891 473.  www.artroom-gallery.com 


VIII Festival de Música Sacra y Música Antigua “La Liebre de Marzo”: Schedule Of Upcoming Events
-Sat 12 MAR 13.00 hrs Frigiliana. San Antonio de Padua Church
Music Chapel “Maestro Iribarren”.
-Sun 13 MAR 13.00 hrs Almachar. San Mateo Apóstol Parish Church
Ciryab Choir and chamber orchestra of the C.P.M. “Paco de Lucía”.
-Sat 19 MAR 13.00 hrs Almachar. Parish Church of San Mateo Apóstol
Chapel of Music “Maestro Iribarren”.
-Sun 20 MAR 13.00 hrs Frigiliana. Ciryab Choir and chamber orchestra of the C.P.M. “Paco de Lucía”.
-Sat 26 MAR 13 hrs Competa. Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. Ciryab Choir and chamber orchestra of the C.P.M. “Paco de Lucía”.
-Sat 2 APR 13 hrs Competa. Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. Music Chapel “Maestro Iribarren”.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Blanket box Measurements 103 x 51 x 53cms Price 65€
-Solid blanket box natural solid top with grey stain sides waxed with lock Measurements 100 x 51 x 53cms Price 75€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Small trailer 1.20×1.80. €250 Ono.
Contact 653844144. Stuart, Nerja 


For Sale: Gas hob. Summer’s on its way, keep your house cool and cook outside. Three ring portable gas hob complete with gas bottle (empty) and adaptor. As new, 40 euros. Can meet at El Engenio.
Liz, Caleta. Phone No. 648917219. 


For Sale: Acoustic guitar Martin Model D18, in perfect condition. Year 1988 series 486314. Price €2,250.
Characteristics: Manufacturer: Martin Guitars Series: Standard Top: Sitka Spruce Solid Top: Yes Top Finish: High Gloss Grainage: Forward Shifted X-Bracing Back & Sides: Solid Mahogany Back & Sides: Yes Back and Sides Finish: High Gloss Border: Faux Tortoise Neck: Select Hardwood Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval Fingerboard: Faux Tortoise Inlays: Old Style 18 Number of Frets: 20 Nut Material: Bone Saddle Width in mm: 44.5 Scale in mm: 645 Bridge: Wood Ebony Bridge Inlay: Bone, Compensated Mechanics: Open Gear Hardware: Nickel String Number: 6 Rosette: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe Bridge Pins: Plastic Color Designation: Natural Includes Case: Yes. Contact Dana / Nerja
(dana10marzo@gmail.com) in Nerja 


For Sale: IKEA dining room table (1.18 x 0.75m) and four chairs. Perfect condition except one chair which my dog tried to eat. It is still a chair but has some teeth marks/damage to one of the back supports. 35€ for the lot. Can deliver. Martin. Caleta. Tlf: 649560132, WhatsAp 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Cement mixer Good working order, 60€
-Small tipping trailer 250€
-Wheel barrow 20€
John, Torrox campo, Manzano
0044(0) 7501182382 or Email: ojr49 @ hotmail. co.uk
these items are only available for 1 week. 


For Sale: Smart AC, Olimpia Splendid Dolceclima Air Pro 13 A+ Wifi
Reduced to €380. Condition as new. Used for only one month. 2.5 years warranty left still. Asking price €475, Remote control included. You can connect this AC to your wi-fi and control it from anywhere using an app on your phone.
Specifications: Nominal cooling capacity: 2.93 kW
Cooling capacity: 13,000 BTU/hr
Energy classification: A + *
Flexible tube for air expulsion ø 150 mm, length 1.5 m
Multifunction remote control, LCD display, Timer 12h
Automatic flap oscillation, practical side handles, Wheels
Contact information: Jan-Vidar: (+356) 9969 8460
or Inger: (+46) 70 3166613
Email: janvidar.jansson@gmail.com 


Recommendations & Requests

Pool maintenance: Can anyone recommend a pool maintenence company, local to Torrox Costa/ El morche/ Nerja, please. Preferably with a little English. Thanks in advance. Olive. Torrox. 0044(0) 7501182382
ojr49 AT hotmail D0T co D0T uk


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalucia registers 23 deaths and 2,649 new positives: {Translation, summary} 09/03/2022 13:30
-On Wednesday 9 March, Andalusia recorded a total of 2,649 positive results for Covid-19 in 24 hours, more than last Wednesday (716), while 23 people died, three fewer than on Tuesday and two fewer than seven days ago.
-According to data consulted by Europa Press at the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), the rate in the region stands at 262.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, five points less than on Monday. The 2,649 infections are registered after 1,512 on Tuesday, 5,278 on Monday (72 hours), 2,809 on Friday, 2,457 on Thursday and 746 on Wednesday.
-By provinces, Malaga is the most infected with 599, followed by Cordoba with 331, Almeria with 226, Cadiz with 469, Seville with 436, Granada with 184, Huelva with 218 and Jaen with 186. Of the 23 deaths, six were recorded in the province of Seville, five in Cadiz, four in Malaga, two in Almeria, Granada and Huelva, and one each in Cordoba and Jaen.
-Andalusia has recorded a drop of 18 patients hospitalised with coronavirus compared to Tuesday, to a total of 672, while ICU admissions are down by two to 88 people.
-By provinces, Malaga is the one with the most hospitalised patients with 180 and 18 in ICU, followed by Seville with 122 and 19 in ICU, Cadiz with 94 and eight in ICU, Granada with 81 hospitalised and ten in ICU, Jaen with 69 hospitalised and eight in ICU, Cordoba with 66 hospitalised and 17 in ICU, Almeria with 39 hospitalised and six in ICU and Huelva with 21 hospitalised and two in ICU. Full article: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/


The latest notice from Seguridad Social (Social Security) to pensioners: {Translation}
-The Social Security has sent a letter to pensioners, according to El Ideal. The letter informs them of the revaluation of pensions in 2022, of which contributory pensions have risen by 2.5% and non-contributory pensions by 3%.
-To this must be added the compensatory payment, better known as ‘paguilla’, which has been allocated to pensioners so that they do not lose purchasing power due to the inflation of the previous year.
-The letter also informs pensioners of the status of their benefits. Important data such as the gross and net amount and the withholdings made in the IRPF (personal income tax) are included.
-The important notice has to do with the confirmation of the same data, or rather, with the deadline for submitting possible claims to the Social Security.
-A total of 30 working days from receipt of the letter are given to report possible errors to the provincial Social Security office.
-It is therefore important to keep the letter, as it contains the electronic reference. However, this information can also be obtained from the social security office. Source, Spanish: https://www.abc.es/economia/abci-ultimo-aviso-dado-seguridad-social-pensionistas-nsv-202203091115_noticia.html


Sánchez blames Putin for inflation and the PP accuses Sánchez of using the war and the pandemic as excuses: Pedro Sánchez sees a single culprit in inflation and the rise in energy prices that have skyrocketed in recent months. “Inflation and energy prices are the sole responsibility of Putin and his illegal war in Ukraine,” he has told Congress. The PP has accused Sánchez of being “the president of a thousand alibis” and has accused him of having used the pandemic for his benefit and now doing the same with the war that started only 2 weeks ago.
Full article, rough translation: https://spainsnews.com/sanchez-blames-putin-for-inflation-and-the-pp-accuses-him-of-using-the-war-and-the-pandemic/
Spanish Source is much better: https://www.eldiario.es/politica/sanchez-culpa-inflacion-putin-pp-le-acusa-guerra-pandemia_1_8814381.html


Costa del Sol teetering on the brink of a drought emergency:
Unless the heavens open and there is heavy rain in the next few days, the declaration of drought emergency that has applied to La Axarquía for months will be extended to the western Costa del Sol, while Malaga city, where the lack of water is less serious, will pass from a state of pre-alert to alert. This will be decided by the regional government’s Drought Management Committee on Friday.
The meeting will also consider whether to reduce supplies for irrigation in La Axarquía still further; they were cut by 33 per cent in October. Photo:JOSELE. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/costa-edge-drought-20220309110028-nt.html 


Russia threatens to cut off natural gas flow via key pipeline over sanctions: Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak has said Moscow could cut off the flow of natural gas through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which links the country to Germany, in retaliation for sanctions imposed on its economy over the invasion of Ukraine. This latest threat comes as the United States is considering banning purchases of Russian oil. Novak warned that such a move could push prices as high as $300 a barrel. In early trading on Tuesday, the international benchmark Brent crude was trading at around $125. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/business-daily/20220308-russia-threatens-to-cut-off-natural-gas-flow-via-key-pipeline-over-sanctions


Another 2 EU Countries Have Fully Lifted COVID-19 Travel Rules:
After evaluating the current COVID-19 situation and taking into account the high vaccination rates, another two European Union countries – Ireland and Hungary – have decided to lift all of their COVID-19 restrictions. Similar to Ireland, the Hungarian authorities have revealed that all incoming travellers, even those who have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus, are now permitted entry without having to follow any entry rules. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/another-2-eu-countries-have-fully-lifted-covid-19-travel-rules/


Greece, France, and Belgium Update Travel Requirements: After taking into account the current COVID-19 situation and concluding that travel restrictions no longer have a significant role in halting the spread of the virus, three other European Union countries – Greece, France, and Belgium – have decided to facilitate{sic} their measures: Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-travel-restrictions-list-of-measures-that-will-be-facilitated-in-following-days/


CONFIRMED- Victoria Nuland, United States’ Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, states Ukraine does host a number of dangerous bio-research labs:
“There are biological research facilities in Ukraine, and we are concerned that Russia may seize control of them,” said Victoria Nuland, the United States’ Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, in US Congressional hearings Wednesday. Full article: https://californiaexaminer.net/victoria-nuland-states-russia-may-capture-ukraines-bio-labs/ And VIDEO LINK



Patient dies two months after groundbreaking pig heart transplant:
-David Bennett, the first human to successfully undergo a heart transplant involving a genetically modified pig heart, has died, according to The New York Times. He was 57. It’s unclear if his body rejected the organ doctors implanted in January.
-When Bennett’s transplant was first announced, doctors treated the news with cautious optimism. And for a time, it looked like that feeling was warranted. Not only did Bennett’s body not immediately reject the organ, but he was also able to take part in physical therapy and spend time with his family. And while he was never discharged from the hospital, he did survive two months with the genetically modified organ beating in place of his human heart. Full article: https://www.engadget.com/david-bennett-pig-heart-transplant-dies-183212284.html


Shackleton’s ship “Endurance” found beneath Antarctic ice, 100 years on: The wreckage of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship “Endurance”, which was crushed by Antarctic ice and sank some 10,000 feet (3,000 m) to the ocean floor more than a century ago, has been found, a team searching for it said on Wednesday. The three-masted sailing ship was lost in November 1915 during Shackleton’s failed attempt to make the first land crossing of Antarctica. “We are overwhelmed by our good fortune…,” said Mensun Bound, the expedition’s Director of Exploration. “This is by far the finest wooden shipwreck I have ever seen. It is upright, well proud of the seabed, intact, and in a brilliant state of preservation.”
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/shackletons-ship-endurance-found-beneath-antarctic-ice-100-years-2022-03-09/

COVID Info References

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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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