DigameXtra No. 2218 Thursday, March 24th, 2022

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Music For Ukraine Festival: Sunday 27Mar 12-8pm, €5
Parque de los Patos, Alhaurin de la Torre  FB 


Bar Atila: Afternoon Gig, Saturday 26th March at 2pm
Music by Laura Killeney
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
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Legends Bar Torre del Mar:
-David Sanz, Live Music Saturday 26 March 20.00 – 22.00. For table booking/Event Food Tex/Mex Combo Plate please pre-book. 951 53 58 71
-Alberto Fer is back at Legends Friday 01 April 20.00 – 22.00
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G 29740 Torre del Mar  FB AND VIDEO LINK


VIII Festival de Música Sacra y Música Antigua “La Liebre de Marzo”: Schedule Of Upcoming Events
-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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Wanted: Comedian/Entertainer. We are looking for an experienced person to entertain an adult group of all English speaking persons, to put on a show for about 60 mins after an evening dinner to approx 40 person. This is a one off on June 8th this year at a venue, yet to be arranged, west of Malaga. Please respond to John, Torrox Costa. Email: jdricho47@yahoo.com


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-High Performance UK Lenovo Ideapad 310-15 laptop. 4yrs old, refurbished & upgraded by DoctorLaptop. Windows 10 Pro v21H2, fresh install, 12Gb RAM (brand new), 480Gb SSD (brand new), Intel i3 6006U @ 2GHz processor. Display 15.6″ True HD 1920×1080 + HDMI & VGA ports, Ethernet, 2.4/5 dual band wifi, 2x USB2, 1x USB3, SD Multi-Card Reader, headphone port, 4Hr battery. Includes MS Office Suite Pro Plus 2019. New on Amazon over €800, without MS Office included. Price €500, no offers. 30 day cash back guaranty.
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2x HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, 2x USB 2, 2x USB 3, Audio miniplug, Dual Band Wifi 2.4/5. Video: Can support 3 displays simultaneously, 4k HD. I have new Logitech business quality UK keyboards available for €25, if you need one.
Price €300, no offers. 30 day cash back warranty on hardware.
Naythan, Torrox Costa. Buyer collects.



Wanted: Long Term Rental For Naythan.
-Nerja 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 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
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News & Articles

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Energy Crisis- Brussels is presenting a range of possible measures, with their pros and cons, without betting on any of them, while waiting for the heads of government to decide at the summit on Thursday and Friday:
-The European Commission is keeping its hands to itself. Perhaps because it does not want to touch anything, perhaps because it does not want to take sides in the north, south, east or west of the European Union. Or perhaps it is because, at heart, the EU is the governments. Be it for one reason or another, the fact is that Brussels arrives on the eve of the European summit with a range of options, rather than guidelines, with their pros and cons, for intervening in the electricity market in the face of the energy crisis, exacerbated by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. And it leaves it to the heads of state and government to make the decisions on what to do. Article in English: https://spainsnews.com/the-european-commission-leaves-it-to-the-eu-leaders-to-intervene-in-the-market-in-the-face-of-the-energy-crisis/
Spanish original, with more details: https://www.eldiario.es/economia/comision-europea-deja-manos-lideres-intervenir-mercado-crisis-energetica_1_8854595.html


Changes to Spain’s Covid isolation rules come into force next week:
-From next week, Spain will be taking steps to deal with Covid-19 in much the same way as it does with flu. On Tuesday the Public Health Committee approved its ‘Strategy for Monitoring and Control of Covid-19’, so from 28 March people with no symptoms or only mild ones will no longer have to isolate,
-Only people who are classified as vulnerable and test positive will need to isolate, for a period of seven days, although the isolation rule will still be maintained in residential homes for the elderly and people in hospital, whether or not they have symptoms. However, there will also be a change in those circumstances: isolation will be for five days and will end after 24 hours symptom-free.
-The health authorities will no longer try to trace cases or count them, so there will be no more updates on overall Covid figures as there have been until now. Instead, the new strategy is to look for cases among the vulnerable population, as they are the people most likely to suffer complications from the virus.
-The Public Health Committee says this change is possible because of the high levels of immunity among the Spanish population. The new strategy was approved on a day when the accumulated incidence of Covid-19 fell again by nine points, to 436 cases per 100,000 people over 14 days. The health authorities have also reported 54,147 new infections and 350 deaths in the past four days. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/changes-covid-isolation-20220323095749-nt.html


Supermarkets call for calm and rule out a general shortage problem:
-Despite the evident tension in the supply chain due to the indefinite stoppage of transport, supermarkets today called for calm and ruled out a problem of shortages on the shelves. The general secretary of the Asedas employers’ association, Felipe Medina, highlighted the “great commitment” of the distribution sector and sent a message of calm to consumers because they are working on the reorganization of the assortment and that the shelves have products of all varieties. categories. “A framework of great collaboration with suppliers is taking place,” Medina stressed.
-For his part, the president of the Spanish Association of Supermarket Chains (ACES), Aurelio del Pino, demanded that consumers responsibly carry out purchases and avoid massive stockpiles, which “far from solving the problem, complicate even more the management of stocks in stores. “We have supply problems, but there will be no shortage problems, the stores will have full food baskets available,” said Del Pino. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/supermarkets-call-for-calm-and-rule-out-a-general-shortage-problem/


Transport Crisis Update:
-Government has decided to bring forward the planned meeting with various carrier organizations one day to inform them of the specific measures that the Executive will take to deal with the energy and price crisis.
-It will be tomorrow (Thursday) when he holds a new meeting with the Goods Department of the National Committee for Road Transport, according to government sources.
-Buses, coaches, taxis and ambulances plan protests Sunday.
-But first, this afternoon (Wed), the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, will meet with the main business organizations in the passenger transport sector, that is, buses, coaches, taxis, VTC and ambulances, who have called a demonstration for this Sunday to demand that the Government articulate concrete and direct aid that compensates for the sharp increase in the price of energy. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-government-advances-its-meeting-with-the-carriers-to-unblock-the-strikes-tomorrow/


Amber severe weather alert issued by Aemet for heavy rain and flooding in Malaga: Spain’s Meteorological Agency, Aemet, has activated several warnings for heavy rain in Malaga province that will be in force throughout today, 23 March, and that will even extend into Thursday.
From the early hours of this Wednesday there will be an amber level warning activated until midday on Thursday in the Costa del Sol, Serranía de Ronda and Valle del Guadalhorce areas. The forecast is that up 80mm of rain could fall in 12 hours. It will then move to a yellow alert until 8pm on Thursday.
In the Axarquia and the Antequera areas, meanwhile, the warning will be yellow for up to 20mm of rain in one hour and an accumulation of up to 60mm in 12 hours. In addition, the yellow warning will be maintained for rough seas and high waves in the Axarquia, Costa del Sol and Guadalhorce weather forecasting zones, also until 8pm. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/amber-severe-weather-20220323075352-nt.html


Julian Assange weds partner Stella Moris in prison: The jailed WikiLeaks founder and his long-term partner tied the knot in a high-security prison in London, reportedly with four guests and two witnesses. “No pictures of Julian Assange from today are available as prison authorities deemed images of the groom a ‘security risk,'” WikiLeaks wrote on Twitter. Photo info- Stella Moris posed without her husband as no pictures of Julian Assange were allowed. Full article: https://www.dw.com/en/julian-assange-weds-partner-stella-moris-in-prison/a-61238052 


Non-Irish EU Citizens Soon to Be Subject to Travel Authorisation Requirement to Enter UK: Members of the Parliament at Westminster have voted to introduce a requirement for a US-style visa waiver which non-Irish EU citizens who cross the border would face as part of the new British immigration laws. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/non-irish-eu-citizens-soon-to-be-subject-to-travel-authorisation-requirement-to-enter-uk/


Tennis News- Ashleigh Barty, World No. 1 announces shock retirement from professional tennis at age of 25: The Australian, who has won three Grand Slam titles and is the reigning Wimbledon and Australian Open champion, said she was retiring from the sport for a second time to “chase other dreams”.
“I’ve said it to my team multiple times, I don’t have it in me anymore. I don’t have the physical drive, the emotional want and everything it takes to challenge yourself at the very top level anymore. I just know I am spent, I know physically I have nothing more to give and that for me is success. I’ve given everything I can to this beautiful sport of tennis and I’m really happy with that – and, for me, that is my success. Full article: https://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/12573131/ashleigh-barty-world-no-1-announces-shock-retirement-from-professional-tennis-at-age-of-25 

COVID Info References

Municipal Rates Map  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:


Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:

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.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 


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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:

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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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