DigameXtra No. 2250 – WEEKEND EDITION – April 30th, 2022

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Flamenco Show + Cooking Class: At Patio Flamenco
Starting next Saturday April 30th, every Saturday at 19:00 o’clock; before the flamenco show starts we will offer everyone who buys one of the tickets to the Alma or Essence shows a cooking class and we will learn to making dishes from the kitchen Spanish.
This week we start with “Paella”. The “tapa” can be tasted below while enjoying the flamingo show.
From now on at 19:00 o’clock every Saturday at Patio Flamenco to “taste” the Spanish gastronomy and flamenco.
Reserve your tickets at 605 09 63 64
Calle Darsena de la Levante, s/n 29630 Benalmádena  FB 

 

Velez Malaga Spring Urban Festival: Saturday 30Apr
Concerts free, 7pm-2am, but limited occupancy, arrive early! 

 

Riogordo’s VII Ruta de la Tapa this weekend: {Translation}
Sat, 30 April and Sunday, 1 May, the municipality of Riogordo becomes a gastronomic showcase. Eleven catering establishments will be taking part, offering a selection of their best recipes with tapas and drinks at a price of 2.50 euros.
The catering establishments participating in this edition are: Eusebio bar (migas, stuffed mussels), El Campillo bar (arroz caldoso con pollo, sirloin steak in sauce with patatas a lo pobre), bocatería El Paso (el paso al ali oli, bacon and cheese baguette), marisquería El Niño (Galician-style octopus, battered hake with house mayonnaise), Pacopas (coffee with delicious carrot cake, coffee with delicious brownie and mascarpone), bar La Plaza (jalapeño stuffed with cheese, berenjenas rellenas), mesón La Era (papas aliñadas, roscos de la abuela con café), bar Molina (brochette of sirloin steak, pil pil pil de gambas), gastrobar el Otro (albóndigas satay de pollo, egg salad on baguette), 30 y tantos pizzeria-restaurant (squid skewer with potato curls, cheese toast with guacamole and mango jam), and 30 y tantos drinks (mojito, lollipop cocktail). Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/riogordo-celebra-fin-semana-vii-ruta-tapa/20220429082224048147.html 

 

Release party and live performance:
Event by Kjell Käpp Eriksson
Sat, 30Apr at Carisma Bar- Torrox Pueblo
New Spotify single ”Lena och silvermånen” (also in English version: “The silvery moon”) from MIMO Sounds Records. Free entrance. Buffet at 4 pm cost 15€ per person. Buffet booking: Carisma Bar +34620501026
Outdoor event. Everyone welcome!  FB 

 

Real UK Punk: The Wasps special performance TODAY, 2.30 pm in the British Caseta “Gran Bretaña at the Feria Internacional de los Paises, Fuengirola, Costa de Sol.
This exciting, huge annual fair has come back with a bang after Covid and is now bigger and better than ever with 40 countries representing their culture, music & food!
The Wasps are proud to be representing Great Britain with one of Britain’s best exports… PUNK!!!
Band info: https://thewaspsofficial.com/
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/511017273888873
VIDEO LINK: The Wasps, JJJ Jenny @ Island Studios, London, 1978

 

Restaurant El Golf, Mijas: This weekend
-The Soul Brothers, Sat, 30Apr 8pm
Soul, Funk, Disco & Motown
-Dave Lee, Sunday 01May, 2pm
Book your table early so you do not miss out. 666 96 53 64
Avenida Suiza nr 1, 29651 Mijas  FB 

 

Black Mambas Band (LA): Thursday 5May, 21:30, €10 entry
Velvet Club– Calle Convalecientes, 11, 29008 Málaga  FB 

 

41 Club Nerja: We are actively looking for new members.
If you are an ex-Round Tabler looking for continued fun and fellowship and either live or visit the area East of Malaga city (on the coast or inland villages) then please come along and meet us.
Our members are from all over Europe and were originally Round Tablers in their home countries.
We have an active program of meetings, events and informal lunches including partners, friends and families.
You can find out more about us at http://www.41clubnerja.org or connect with us via Facebook. You can also email us 41@41clubnerja.org OR phone us.
Chairman Peter Macleod is on 0034 678 059 288.
Membership and Publicity Officer Steve Ryan is on 0044 7546 402 770.
We will be delighted to hear from you. 

 

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Interpreter: Well, summer is almost here, and you’ll want to get all the visits to the doctor over and done with before that cruise, or that mojito on the beach.
You will need an interpreter. (For the doctor, not the cruise, of course!)
Most doctors speak a little English but they prefer that you bring an interpreter with you. It saves them time and it ensures that you understand what is being said to you. Sooo important.
I charge a flat, reasonable fee. NOT by the hour. And I have transport if you need it.
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For Sale: Well kept coffee table 140x70x40 cm with 2 drawers. New price was 1100€. Now 200€.
Buyer collects. Vigand, Torrox Pueblo.
Call 625840975 or mail vigandds@outlook.com 

 

For Sale: 4 Piece Manhattan Ratan Style Garden Furniture Set, Sofa (CM): 189 W x 64 H x 66 D, Chair: 74 W x 64 H x 66 D, Table & Stool: 66 W x 66D x 34 H. Small damage to chair as pictured, Purchased last August @ €220.00, selling for €75.00, buyer collects. Please contact Aidey / Canillas De Aceituno, after 10.00. Phone/whatsapp: +44 7811 466234
email: aideydessent@mac.com 

 

For Sale: 3 electric oil heaters each 10€
1000W 1100W 2000W. Buyer to collect.
Contact Robert / Almuñecar 644029002 or
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 For Sale: High Performance UK Lenovo Ideapad 310 laptop. Refurbished & upgraded by DoctorLaptop. Windows 10 Pro v21H2, fresh install, 12Gb RAM (high speed, brand new), 480Gb SSD (high performance, 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 is over €800 without MS Office included. Price €500, no offers. 30 day cash back guaranty. Photo:Lenovo.com
Naythan, Torrox Costa. Buyer collects.
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Roller Shutter Motor: Hello All. I need the motor of an electric roller shutter serviced. Any recommendations please? Thanks in advance. Harry, Malaga
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News & Articles

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COVID

Covid Andalucia- Andalucia has 46 deaths and more than 8.700 cases: {Translation} 29/04/2022 14:24
-Andalusia has registered a total of 8,705 new cases of coronavirus since 26 April, of which 3,605 have occurred in people over 60, bringing the total number of infections in Andalusia since the start of the pandemic to 1,452,644.
-The region has had 46 deaths since Tuesday, bringing the overall figure to 13,619 people.
-In addition, there are currently 630 patients admitted for Covid-19 throughout Andalusia, which represents an increase of one person in Andalusian hospitals compared to last Tuesday, while the intensive care units (ICU) remain unchanged at 43 patients admitted.
-With regard to the current average incidence of infection in Andalusia in the last 14 days in people over 60 years of age, this stands, according to the IECA, at 507.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with the province of Cordoba leading the way with 764.2; followed by Huelva with 728.7; Almeria with 740.7; Jaen with 608.7; Seville with 436.9; Malaga with 406.3; Granada with 400.6 and Cadiz with 392.8.
-By provinces, Seville is the one with the most positive cases these days with 1,869, followed by Malaga with 1,434, Cadiz with 1,213, Cordoba with 1,191, Almeria with 832, Jaen with 778, Huelva with 719 and Granada with 669.
-Of the 46 deaths, eleven were reported in Cordoba, eight in Seville and Malaga, seven in Almeria, six in Cadiz, four in Jaen and two in Granada. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1046427/covid-andalucia-suma-46-fallecidos-y-mas-de-8700-casos/

 

Covid Malaga- Update: {Translation, summary} April 29, 2022 – 15:53h
-Reports register the Covid deaths of eight people since last Tuesday.
-In addition, the number of hospitalised patients remained the same as on Tuesday, with 137 (+0), six of them in the ICU (-1). There have been 47 new hospital admissions (13,779 in total), of which 1,137 have been in Intensive Care Units (ICU) since the start of the pandemic. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Salud-ingresos-fallecidos-Covid-Malaga_0_1678933552.html

NERJA

Bar Info for San Isidro 2022- Nerja: Starting tomorrow Friday, April 29, applications can be submitted for the installation of bars for San Isidro 2022, which will be held next May 15 in the Nerja Cave compound. Associations and collectives that are duly registered in the Municipal Register of Associations will be able to apply. After the deadline, the draw will proceed, next May 6th at 13.00 in the Plenary Hall. Source: https://fb.watch/cHGRiFTgfq/
Full info in English: https://www.nerja.es/se-abre-el-plazo-para-solicitar-las-barras-de-san-isidro-2022/

 

The Cyclist Tour to Andalusia Elite Women: They will pass through Nerja next Tuesday, May 3rd. Will cross N-340 and Avda. Ciudad de Pescia, crossing the municipal area, between 2:00 p.m. and 2:40 p.m., so from from 1:40 p.m., total or partial cuts of the roads that converge with the crossing will be carried out, until 3:00 p.m., which is expected to end the disruption. Source, English: https://www.nerja.es/la-vuelta-ciclista-a-andalucia-elite-women-pasara-el-martes-por-nerja/ 

ALMUNECAR

Almuñécar introduces free bus passes for the over 65s:
Applications can be made at the town hall and civic centre in La Herradura. Full article & Photo Credit: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/almunecar-introduces-free-20220427155313-nt.html 

EUROPE

Denmark Becomes World’s First Country To Suspend COVID Vaccination Campaign: The country has cited its high vaccination rate, a reduction in the number of new infections and stable hospitalization rates as reasons for the move.
The decision means that invitations for vaccinations will no longer be issued after May 15, but health officials in the country expect that vaccinations will resume after the summer.
-Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said in a press conference in February: “The pandemic is still here but with what we know, we now dare to believe that we are through the critical phase.”
-AP reported that Frederiksen told Danish radio: “I dare not say that it is a final goodbye to restrictions. We do not know what will happen in the fall, whether there will be a new variant.” Full article: https://www.newsweek.com/denmark-covid-vaccination-halt-stop-end-1701331

FINANCE

US stocks crater as the Dow sheds 939 points and Nasdaq notches its worst month since 2008:
-US stocks fell Friday, as each of the three major indexes capped off losing months. The tech-heavy Nasdaq closed out its worst-performing month since 2008, shedding more than 3% for the day as investors fled the e-commerce giant after downbeat earnings.
-S&P 500: 4,131.76, down 3.63%
-Dow Jones Industrial Average: 32,978.52, down 2.77% (937.87 points)
-Nasdaq Composite: 12,334.64, down 4.17%
-Bank of America trimmed its S&P 500 forecast from 4,600 to 4,500, and its analysts said markets are pricing in a one-in-three chance the US economy will enter a recession. Full article: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/stock-market-today-nasdaq-worst-month-2008-amazon-tech-earnings-2022-4

SPACE

The universe through the eyes of the new James Webb Space Telescope: NASA has released a batch of images acquired by the James Webb Space Telescope, which is in the final stages of its post-launch commissioning phase. The images show that the telescope’s instruments are aligned and nearly ready to start delivering the ground-breaking science the telescope was built for. Here’s a sample. Source: https://www.space.com/34-image-day.html 

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Churches & Worship

New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 

 

Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am.
Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

 

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Cinesur El Ingenio Films schedule: You can find the film schedule at this link. Films tagged as (VOSE) are in the original language with Spanish subtitles. 
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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:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

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

Taxi
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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DigameXtra No. 2249 Friday, April 29th, 2022

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organisation that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Note that currently displayed in Gems Tea Room Torrox Costa is a small collection of oil paintings donated to the Nerja branch from Dot Graves. All proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to the Personnel Recovery Centre. Please visit to view and place a bid whilst enjoying Emma’s delicious cakes!
Let me draw your attention to our first annual RBL Masquerade Ball
– May 21, 2022, RBL’s first annual Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro – Ricky Lavazza and Laura Elen will entertain party-goers as they enjoy a three-course dinner and wine. Welcome drinks and canapes will be available. Tickets are 40€ for members and 45€ for non-members. Please contact our events coordinator for more info contact Kim at +34 711 077 576.
Upcoming Events:
APRIL
-29th, Lunch at Nueva Arenas La Herradura
MAY
-3rd, Quiz night at Lew’s fish & chips restaurant in Torrox Costa.
-12th, Lunch at Al Andalus in Maro
-21st, Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro
JUNE
-3rd, Lunch at Nueva Arenas in La Herradura
-14th, Quiz night at Lew’s fish & chips restaurant in Torrox Costa
-23rd, Lunch at Al Andalus in Maro (Armed Forces Day Lunch)
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
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or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/

 

Soul Survivors: Playing live Friday 29Apr 10pm
At Robert’s Top, Almuñécar
Blues & Soul with Dave Murrell on guitars & vocals, Robbie Medina on bass, and Helen MacDougall on percussion & vocals.
C/ Livry Gargan 1, Almunecar FB 

 

The Play Band: Sat, 30Apr, 4pm at El Calderon
Puerto de la Caleta de Velez. 80s & 90s Pop & Rock
Res: 659 476 187  FB 

 

Clarence Jazz Club- Weekend Events:
-Friday 29Apr 22:00 Chapi Pineda
-Saturday 30Apr 22:00 Clarence Jazz Band Sextet International Jazz Day
Address: Calle Danza Invisible 8 CP 29620 Torremolinos
Tel 951 918 087. Video below is Chapi Pineda. VIDEO LINK
Information and ticket sale on our website www.clarencejazzclub.com 

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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: New Hours, 7pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

Malagalingo Spanish School:
-Do you want to improve your oral Spanish level in just one week?
Come to our INTENSIVE COURSES, for all levels from absolute beginners. If you are interested please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reserve one of the only 6 places for you:
INTERMEDIATE > from 18 to 22 April
BASIC > from 25 to 29 April
-Do you want to learn some Spanish in a relaxed and fun environment?
Come to our ONLY CONVERSATION LESSONS for all levels from absolute beginners. Every Tuesday and Thursday for only 7€/hr. No need to register
All our lessons at LARGE OUTDOOR TERRACE
See more information in the photos below or contact us at
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+ (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo
www.malagalingo.com  Have a great week!

 

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-Preloved castillan corner unit. Natural & yute. Measurements 57cms into each corner. Widest part 80cms Height 89cms. Price 145€
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PAYG Mobile Sim Card: Has anybody got any indications of which is the best PAYG sim card to sign up for. I have an old iphone which I am thinking of getting a sim for. Pete, Torrox. Email: pete.stepATbtinternetD0Tcom

 

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SPAIN

How Can Spanish Fuel Companies Claim Price Increases Are Necessary When They Are Posting Record Profits? Repsol doubles its profits to 1,392 million:
-Repsol has obtained a net profit of 1,392 million euros in the first quarter of the year, which means increasing its result by 115% compared to the 648 million in the same period of the previous year.
-The company will propose to increase the dividend by 5% to shareholders, up to 0.63 euros per title. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/repsol-doubles-its-profits-to-1392-million-due-to-the-rise-in-crude-oil/

 

Spain loses 100,200 jobs and unemployment increases by 70,900 people in the first quarter: High inflation and high energy prices took their toll on the Spanish labor market, which slowed down both in job creation and in the drop in unemployment at the start of the year. The labor market lost 100,200 employed persons in the first quarter of the year compared to the previous one. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/spain-destroys-100200-jobs-and-unemployment-increases-by-70900-people-in-the-first-quarter/

 

Why Is Madrid Intentionally Creating A Gas Crisis?- More Questionable Spanish Gov’t Decisions Put Gas Supplies At Risk, Again Angering Algeria:
-Algeria threatens to scrap gas contract with Spain for interfering with Algerian / Morocco conflict.
-Gas giant Algeria threatened Wednesday to break a contract to supply gas to Spain if Madrid transferred it onwards to “a third destination”, amid tensions with regional rival Morocco.
-Algeria’s state-owned energy giant Sonatrach supplied more than 40 percent of Madrid’s natural gas imports in 2021, most of which was supplied directly through the 750-kilometre (465-mile) Medgaz deepwater pipeline.
-Algeria, Africa’s largest gas exporter, previously also supplied gas through a second GME (Gaz Maghreb Europe) pipeline, which links Spain to Algeria via Morocco. But Algiers in November shut supply through the GME due to a diplomatic rupture with Rabat, depriving Morocco of Algerian gas.
-On Wednesday, Algeria’s Energy and Mines Minister Mohamed Arkab said his Spanish counterpart informed him that Madrid was to “authorise the operation, in reverse flow” of the GME pipeline, and that this would start “today or tomorrow”, an energy ministry statement said. It did not mention the country the gas would be sent to, but it is assumed to be the country connected to Spain by the GME pipeline, Morocco, who Algeria wants to block from receiving Algerian gas.
-However, in February, Spain said it would help Rabat to “guarantee its energy security” by allowing it to transport gas through the GME.
-Algiers warned that any routing of “Algerian natural gas delivered to Spain, whose destination is none other than that provided for in the contracts, will be considered as a breach of contractual commitments.” Doing so “could result in the termination of the contract between Sonatrach and its Spanish customers”. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20220428-algeria-threatens-to-scrap-gas-contract-with-spain-amid-tensions-with-morocco

ANDALUCIA

You can already ask for the vote-by-mail elections in Andalusia 2022: {Translation}
-The vote by mail application can be done in all the Post Offices and is open from this Thursday.
-Voters who decide to vote by post may request a certificate of registration in the Electoral Census of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia until 9 June (inclusive). Obtaining this certificate is an essential requirement to be able to vote by post and can be requested online at http://www.correos.es or in person at any post office in Spain.
-According to the communiqué, voters can request their vote via the Correos website (www.correos.es), without having to go to a post office in person.
-In this application form, which avoids having to travel, the interested party must prove their identity by means of an electronic signature and the certificates of physical person recognised by the Ministry of Industry and the electronic DNI (DNI-e) are accepted as valid identification systems. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-puede-pedir-voto-correo-para-elecciones-andalucia-2022-202204281257_noticia.html

UK

Votes for life in UK general elections for British expats finally becomes law: British citizens living in Spain are celebrating today after the law in the UK changed to allow them to vote in Westminster elections. The move could affect hundreds of thousands of expats across Spain and many more Britons worldwide.
The new ruling is part of a bigger elections bill which received Royal Assent this Thursday, 28 April, and British ministers have committed to implementing it within the current parliament. Previously, UK citizens lost the right to vote 15 years after they last voted there. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/votes-life-general-20220428163546-nt.html

 

British Airways to Continue Cancelling Flights to Europe Until June Due to Staff Shortages: According to the Chief Executive of the travel consultancy PC Agency, Paul Charles, the slow processing of security passes for airline staff had led to delays in boosting staff numbers. Charles stressed that such an issue would continue, not just with British Airways but with other airlines as well. More than 1,000 flights have been cancelled by British Airways over the last three weeks. In addition, Secretary of State for Transport of the United Kingdom Grant Shapps has called on the airlines to get reliability back into the system again. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/british-airways-to-continue-to-cancelling-flights-to-europe-until-june-due-to-staff-shortages/

SPORTS

Spain out of 2023 Rugby World Cup for using ineligible player in qualifying: Spain will not play at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France because it used an ineligible player in qualifying, World Rugby and the Spanish rugby federation said Thursday.
-The federation said World Rugby has decided to sanction Spain with a fine and the loss of five points for each match it played with South Africa-born front-rower Gavin van der Berg on the team.
-Spain had qualified for its second Rugby World Cup – and first since 1999 – in March, but it will drop out of the qualifying places. Romania will take its place and Portugal will advance to the world repechage tournament in November.
-The investigation was opened after a complaint by the Romanian rugby federation about Spain illegally fielding Van der Berg. The Spanish federation said it was looking into the possibility that the player’s passport was forged and opened a disciplinary procedure to investigate the case. It has 14 days to appeal the decision by World Rugby. Full article: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/article-spain-out-of-2023-rugby-world-cup-for-using-ineligible-player-in/ 

HEALTH

In Andalusia, two cases of severe unaffiliated hepatitis have been detected (13 total detections) in people aged 0-16 years: {Translation, summary}
-One of them is confirmed and the other considered probable, between 1 January and 22 April this year.
-In the same period, a total of 13 cases have been detected in Spain, of which eight meet the criteria of a confirmed case.
-In Spain, the 8 confirmed cases (3 boys and 5 girls between the ages of 18 months and 7 years) initiated symptoms between January 2 and March 24, 2022 and have their residence in the Community of Madrid, Catalonia (2 of them), Galicia (2), Andalucía, Castilla-La Mancha and Aragon. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/detectados-andalucia-dos-casos-hepatitis-grave-no-filiada-ninos-0-16-anos/

TECH

You can finally remove your phone number and email address from Google Search results – here’s how: With the internet in a constant state of evolution, people with less-than-savory intentions will, unfortunately, always be looking for ways to compromise you by tracking down your most sensitive information. Finally, though, Google is taking greater strides in protecting internet users from having their data fall into the wrong hands.
Google has officially announced that it’s expanding its personally identifiable info (PII) removal policies, with users now able to request the removal of sensitive information including email addresses, phone numbers, and home addresses should they spot them in Google Search results. Full article: https://www.techradar.com/how-to/you-can-finally-remove-your-phone-number-and-email-address-from-google-search-results-heres-how

Editor Comment To Previous Article- This is a double edged sword as Big Tech introduces advanced tracking/tracing/data collection methods: Google Artificial Intelligence already has a profile of you. They may remove your online info, but they won’t forget it, and they won’t quit selling it. To remove your exposed data, they will require you identify each item and where it is located. That’s a hassle, you know they could search for, and find these items more efficiently than you can. You need that info when you visit the “disconnect tool” website, VPNs not allowed, and there confirm a bunch of confidential info to prove you are who you say you are. As soon as you visit their site they will instantly scan your cookies to collect all the search terms you’ve used, and a list of all the websites you have visited recently. Now they have connected you, and all your online activity to your true location, and probably your exact address, using your un-hidden IP address. If you found your mobile phone number online, they may now also have the complete history of your daily movements, that your phone service provider collects as your phone pings the nearest tower while you move from place to place. JACKPOT! For Google, the data they just collected from you is now far more valuable, as it is connected to a confirmed person and address and phone number. Google’s advertisers pay far more for info allowing them to target ads to specific persons with a profile of known interests & buying habits & contact info & travel routines. After this one last thorough data harvest, Google may remove from public view the items as requested. They’ll even congratulate you afterwards for being security conscientious. But privately they are thinking, “we don’t need your stinkin’ cookies…” You see, they are moving on to new methods of tracking & tracing you. “A device fingerprint, machine fingerprint, or browser fingerprint is information collected about a remote computing device for the purpose of identification. Fingerprints can be used to fully or partially identify individual users or devices even when cookies are turned off.” Anyone who is curious about the current advancements in tracking and targeted ads, in plain English without a ton of jargon, should read this article, “Browser Fingerprinting: What Is It And What Should You Do About It?” at https://pixelprivacy.com/resources/browser-fingerprinting/

FINANCIAL

What to do if the ATM does not give you the money or keeps your card: It is rare that it happens, but sometimes, after having carried out a transaction, you do not receive the cash. Follow the steps here to claim what is yours.
-First of all, check that the cash exit slot of the ATM is not blocked and if the incident occurs during office hours, report the problem. If the branch is closed or it is an ATM not located in a bank branch, do not leave without your money. Call the telephone number for incident assistance that should appear at the cashier and request that they give you an incident number for your claim. Take photos if possible, and write down the details of the cashier, as well as the time the operation was carried out.
-What if the ATM has swallowed the card? So after completing an operation, the ATM does not return the card. It’s probably a technical problem, expired card, or blocked because you have made a mistake several times when entering the PIN, and for security reasons the ATM retains the card. In this case it is recommended to block the affected card by calling the phone number authorized for this purpose by the card issuer. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/what-to-do-if-the-cashier-does-not-give-you-the-money/ 

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Churches & Worship

New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 

 

Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am.
Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

 

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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:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

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

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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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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DigameXtra No. 2248 Thursday, April 28th, 2022

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International Day of Dance- 29 April:
-Nerja. The Paseo Balcón de Europa, the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, and the Museum of Nerja will host the events planned to commemorate the International Day of the Dance next Friday, April 29, Nerja.
At 11.00 a.m., on the Paseo Balcón de Europa, the show “La Danza y su Folklore” will take place, with the participation of the students of the Sevillanas group and the Nerja Senior Citizens’ Centre, and the percussion performance by the teachers of the School of Music.
Later, at 12.00, the Nerja Museum will host the performance “Va i vé”, where the saxophonist Elisa Urrestarazu from Nerja, together with the teacher of the Municipal School of Music and Dance of Nerja, Ximena Carnevale, will perform an interdisciplinary show where music and dance join electroacoustic and audiovisual art.
At 13.15 the Villa de Nerja Cultural Centre will offer classical ballet and modern dance performances by the students of the advanced group of the Nerja School of Music and Dance, taught by Sara del Pino.
The programmed events will conclude with the show “El arte de perder cada día” by the Fernando Hurtado Dance Company, which will take place in the Cultural Centre at 20.30 hours. A dance-theatre show about the story of a woman struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. Info, Spanish: https://cultura.nerja.es/?s=El+arte+de+perder+cada+d%C3%ADa
-Almuñécar. Officially the International Day of Dance is April 29th, but will be celebrated May 1st, 8pm in Almuñécar. A great show featuring the Orchestra of the UGR and the performances of the dancers from the National Dance Company Irene Ureña and Alvaro Madrigal.
The program includes a selection of slavonic Dances Op. 46, A. Dvorak. Timor Mortis, dance show. To which is added the Symphony No. 3 Op. 90 in f major J. Brahms; the arabian Dance from the suite from the ballet Nutcracker, Op. 71, P. I. Tchaikovsky and Dance macabre Op. 40” C. Saint-Saens ‘ which will act as solo violinist with the herradureña, Mercedes Barné.
Tickets & Info: https://bravoentradas.es/es/events/dia-internacional-de-la-danza-orquesta-ugr-almunecar , or at Eroski Travel and House of Culture. 

 

Car Boot/Market: Sunday 1st May.
El Pantano Restaurant, Lake Vinuela.
This popular monthly Car Boot/ Market is on Sunday 1st May at El Pantano Restaurant car park overlooking Lake Vinuela. Time 9.30 am to 1pm.
Location is easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right-hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore- old and new.
– Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
– Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
– Homemade Marmalades and Chutneys
– Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
– Greetings cards.
– Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing at this well-established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available. Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: Always keep a close eye on the weather forecasts! If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday.
The current forecast for this coming Sunday, looks fine & sunny.
For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on the new mobile number of 633 878 471

 

Bar Atila- Puente don Manuel: Saturday 30th April at 6pm
Live Music from Jack Cade Revolution. Reservations essential.
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SPAIN

How will the proposed electricity agreement affect our bills, and when?: On Tuesday 3 May the Spanish government is due to approve the decree which will limit the price of gas on the wholesale market to 50 euros/Megawatt hour for the next 12 months.
-With the prices of electricity having shot up in recent months, an average bill of 60 euros a month has doubled even when consumption has remained the same. If the gas is limited to 50 euros/MWh and the electric pool is capped at around 140 euros/MWh, the average bill could be reduced by around 40%. For the moment, IVA will remain at 10% and the Electricity Tax at 0.5%. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/will-electricity-agreement-20220427110925-nt.html

 

The CEOE denounces that only one in four euros of European funds has reached companies: The execution of the European funds is not progressing at the expected rate. The cruising speed with which the Government hoped to start this 2022 is diluted in light of the data that is becoming known. Data, moreover, that have not been made public but are due to private calculations: only one in four euros have actually reached companies.
“According to the calculations carried out, based on the budget execution data of the General State Intervention (IGAE), they only distributed funds totaling 805 million euros, of the almost 3,000 million that the State manages directly. In other words, only 27% of the total received from Brussels has reached the business sector, ”says the second monitoring report on community money prepared by the CEOE. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-ceoe-denounces-that-only-one-in-four-euros-of-european-funds-has-reached-companies/

MALAGA

The Trofeo Diputación de Málaga Motor Racing Championship hosts eight events in the province in its 2022 edition: {Translation}
-The Trofeo Diputación de Málaga Motor Racing Championship will host eight meetings in its 2022 edition in the municipalities of Casabermeja, Estepona, Periana, Campillos, Colmenar, Casarabonela and Cañete la Real.
-This was announced by the Deputy for Sports, Cristóbal Ortega, together with Manuel Alonso Borbalán, President of the Andalusian Automobile Federation. In this regard, Ortega stressed that “the province of Malaga, being so mountainous, enjoys unique locations and landscapes for the development of motorsport”.
-Among the various motor racing events, a time trial rally took place in Casabermeja on 5 March, the Estepona climb was held on 26 March, and the next competitions will be held on 30 April (time trial rally) in Periana, on 28 May (slalom) in Campillos, on 18 June (uphill) in Colmenar, on 3 September (uphill) in Casarabonela, on 8 October (timed section) in Cañete la Real, and the last one will be on 30 October (slalom) in Casabermeja.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-campeonato-de-automovilismo-trofeo-diputacion-de-malaga-acoge-ocho-encuentros-en-la-provincia-en-su-edicion-2022/

 

The largest cruise ship in the world will dock on the Costa del Sol in Malaga on Saturday: Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas is said to be the largest cruise ship in the world. The ship is set to dock at Malaga port on Saturday, April 30. The cruise ship will be visiting Malaga as part of a 14-day luxury voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Spain’s Barcelona. Malaga will be the ship’s first European port of call. Wonder of the Seas comes complete with 18 decks and has a maximum capacity of nearly 7,000 passengers. The ship can also boast of having nearly 3,000 cabins of different types. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/26/largest-cruise-ship-in-the-world-will-dock-in-malaga-on-saturday/ 

MOTRIL

Adrenaline Race- An obstacle course competition comes to Motril: {Translation} The event will be held May 7th in the Plaza de Toros and its surroundings, and there are currently more than 400 people registered.
-This is the first test of a national league that is done in different locations and that is being a success in all the locations.
-This is a circuit of 7.5 kilometers, with more than 35 obstacles , among which there will be reptadas, load and transport various objects, breaks walls, mounds and holes of earth and mud, climbing structures, and obstacles in suspension, among others, being a mix between the show humor yellow, the ‘ninja warrior’ and an american track.
-For the inscriptions, open until the next May 4, go to the website, see link below. It has also highlighted the importance of having volunteers to help the participants to move through the test, for which you need to send us an e-mail to info@adrenalinerace.es.
Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/motril-acoge-carrera-obstaculos-adrenaline-race/
Official Website: https://adrenalinerace.es/ AND VIDEO LINK 

EUROPE

Russia cuts natural gas to 2 NATO nations in escalation: Russia cut off natural gas to NATO members Poland and Bulgaria on Wednesday and threatened to do the same to other countries, dramatically escalating its standoff with the West over the war in Ukraine. European leaders decried the move as “blackmail.”
-A day after the U.S. and other Western allies vowed to speed more and heavier weapons to Ukraine, the Kremlin used its most most essential export as leverage against two of Kyiv’s staunch backers. Gas prices in Europe shot up on the news. The tactic could eventually force targeted nations to ration gas and deal another blow to economies suffering from rising prices. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-kyiv-business-bulgaria-moldova-2505307f5dcc882d38bab642ffce649f

 

Von der Leyen warns companies that if they pay in rubles for Russian gas, that violates the EU sanctions: {Translation, summary}
-The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has warned on Monday that businesses who buy gas from Russia, that if you give in to the “blackmail” of the Kremlin, to pay in rubles when it is not provided for in their contracts of purchase, this will constitute a violation of the sanctions that the European Union imposes on the regime of Vladimir Putin, and that could have legal consequences for these companies.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-von-der-leyen-avisa-empresas-si-pagan-rublos-gas-ruso-violaran-sanciones-ue-20220427144942.html

HEALTH

Spain recalls a well-known osteoporosis drug: The health alert notice affects the following batches manufactured by PHARMATHEN INTERNATIONAL SA:
-ALENDRONIC ACID / COLECALCIFEROL SEMANAL ARISTO 70 MG/2,800 IU TABLETS EFG, 4 tablets (NR: 82792, CN: 720437). Lot: 1008212, expiry date 06/30/2022
-ALENDRONIC ACID/COLECALCIFEROL ARISTO 70 MG/5,600 IU TABLETS EFG, 4 tablets (NR: 82793, CN: 720439)
Lot: 1008320, expiry date 07/31/2022
Lot: 1106001, expiry date 04/30/2023
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/health-alert-spain-20220425170452-nt.html

 

A respiratory virus that resembles Covid-19 is going around, but it isn’t coronavirus: GPs at health centres are reporting a number of cases where patients have a respiratory virus with symptoms similar to those of Covid-19, but they test negative for the coronavirus. The symptoms are moderate fever (around 38 degrees), generally feeling unwell, cough, runny nose, muscular pain and joint pain. The symptoms pass in two or three days and only a few patients have needed to be signed off sick for a short period.
-It is a respiratory virus which isn’t coronavirus, A-type flu or B-type flu. These have been ruled out by tests, doctors have old SUR. “It’s very like Covid, but the tests are negative. What we know is that it is a catarrhal or flu-like virus, and there are a great many of those,” one GP. Making a precise diagnosis is made even more difficult by the fact that doctors are also seeing patients with flu. This is unusual at this time of year, because flu normally appears in November and disappears by the end of February or early March. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/respiratory-virus-that-20220427131644-nt.html

TECH

The Return of Analog Audio?: The patented technology – developed by producer T Bone Burnett – aims to “mark the first breakthrough in analog sound reproduction in more than 70 years”.
-Bob Dylan has re-recorded a series of his classic songs with T Bone Burnett, which will be released on a new ultra-high-definition recording medium developed and patented by the multi-Grammy-winning producer.
-Representing “the first breakthrough in analog sound reproduction in more than 70 years”, the technology – dubbed Ionic Originals – yields the “pinnacle of recorded sound”, Burnett says. “It is archival quality,” he says. “It is future-proof. It is one of one.” The technology, Burnett explains, consists of a lacquer painted onto an aluminum disc, with a spiral etched into it with music, much in the same way as vinyl. The discs, Burnett promises, “possess a depth, resonance and sonic fidelity that exceeds that of vinyl, CD, streaming or any other means to experience recorded music”
(It has not been announced if these new “records” will play on current turntables. Another similar project by Neil Young, to distribute super high quality audio, with Walkman sized ultra-high speed DAT players, never took off. -Ed.) Full article: https://www.guitarworld.com/news/bob-dylan-t-bone-burnett-ionic-originals 

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DigameXtra No. 2247 Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

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Spring Party Torrox: May 7th 8pm at La Granja
In order to guarantee maximum security control and to have the largest space available, the party will be moved to the La Granja complex. All those attending the event will be issued with coloured wristbands, in order to identify minors, an initiative that forms part of the responsible consumption project.
The performances are designed to appeal to all ages. This year’s guest artists are Vicman Romero and Mike Sildavia, Zheps, Antonio Lara, Daniel Jiménez and a live performance by Rubén Line Band. 

 

Goetia Sessions Presents: Elephant Riders + Red Eye + Lunavieja. At Sala La Trinchera, Fri, May 6, 9pm
Address, Calle Parauta 25, 29006 Malaga
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Halting Erosion Using Vetiver Grass from Vetiver Spain:
Vetiver Grass is a fast growing non-invasive clumping grass that grows to 2 metres in height. It has a root system that grows to 3-4 metres deep and they are very strong.
The National Geographic Magazine has called them “Roots of Steel”.
Once Vetiver is established it is drought resistant.
We are located in Sayalonga and we can plant all year round but February and March are the best months to plant Vetiver. Vetiver loves the heat of a long summer to get established.
Decomposing Vetiver used as a mulch, improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away as it is a natural insect repellent. It is in the same family as Lemon Grass, which we also carry.
Vetiver also is a nutritious and replenishable animal feed. Horses, cattle, and pigs love it.
We use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive Ornamental hedge.
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-Preloved castillan tallboy. Natural & Yute. Measurements 74 x 40.50 x 96.50cms Price 130€
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For Sale: Sony Brava 32 inch tv, 4 HDMI sockets, 2 Scart sockets, 2 USB sockets etc. No stand only wall mount (included). 30 Euro, buyer collects.
Terry, Canillas de Albaida 628234013 

 

For Sale: Castillian sideboard unit reconditioned in mauve finish with decorative handles. 160 cm long x 81 cm high x 37 cm deep. Has 3 drawers and 3 compartments. Asking price is 150 euros. Buyer to collect. The location is Benajarafe coast. Please contact Daniel: relayer22 @ hotmail dot com 

 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Panasonic Bread Maker with Recipe Book €40
-Russell Hobbs Toaster €10
-Russell Hobbs Electric Kettle €15
Vera, Torrox Costa. 697293698
Email: ozzy baldwin at yahoo dot co dot uk 

 

Wanted: Pushchair/Buggy needed! Does anyone have a buggy available for rent/loan/purchase please? We have some friends visiting 23 May to 4 June with a 21 month old child – they apparently have an all-singing and dancing buggy which is way too heavy for travelling. I have tried the charity shops on Torrox Costa with no success, so if anyone can help or point me in the right direction, I would be very grateful. Thanks! Jo / El Penoncillo, Torrox Costa.
Phone/WhatsApp 603 780 323
Email: joanne jones 3110 @ gmail .com (no spaces)

 

Wanted: Wrist watches. Watch collector looking for all types of wrist watches Swiss made, Japanese, or any others considered.
Send photo and prices to Ernie WhatsApp 616812765 or
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Recommendation: Chameleon Services, Graham Clarke.
Some four years ago this company painted the outside of our house and did an incredible job. They have recently cleaned our house following El Clima and they were just as efficient at cleaning up that mess as they were when they originally painted our house. Highly recommended. Contact them on 676542507.
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COVID

Covid Andalucia- Andalusia registers 631 hospitalised and 39 deaths due to coronavirus:
{Translation, summary} 26/04/2022 13:30
-Andalusia has registered a total of 5,988 new cases of coronavirus since 22 April, of which 2,610 have occurred in people over 60, bringing the total number of infections in Andalusia since the start of the pandemic to 1,443,939.
-According to data consulted by Europa Press at the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), the region has 39 deaths since Friday, bringing the overall figure to 13,573 people.
-In addition, there are currently 631 patients admitted for Covid-19 throughout Andalusia, which represents an increase of 43 people in Andalusian hospitals compared to last Friday, while intensive care units (ICUs) have increased by six to a total of 43 admitted patients.
-With regard to the current average incidence of infection in Andalusia in the last 14 days in people over 60 years of age, this stands, according to the IECA, at 421.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with the province of Almeria in the lead with 619.9; followed by Cordoba with 606.9; Huelva with 590; Jaen with 516.2; Seville with 369.4; Malaga with 363; Granada with 320.9 and Cadiz with 306.6.
-By provinces, Seville has the highest number of positive cases this week with 1,243, followed by Malaga with 957, Cadiz with 857, Cordoba with 742, Almeria with 608, Jaen with 596, Granada with 537 and Huelva with 448. Of the 39 deaths, 12 have occurred in Seville, five in Cadiz, Malaga and Almeria, respectively, four in Jaen, three in Cordoba and Granada, respectively, and two in Huelva.
-With regard to hospital admissions in Andalusian hospitals by province, Seville is the province with the most hospital admissions with 150 and 14 in ICU, followed by Malaga with 137 and seven in ICU, Cadiz with 91 and eight in ICU, Cordoba with 61 and four in ICU, Almeria with 58 and one in ICU, Jaen with 50 and five in ICU, Granada with 42 and three in ICU and Huelva with another 42 and one in ICU. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/

SPAIN

EU agrees to let Spain, Portugal cap cost of gas for power: The European Commission has agreed to allow Spain and Portugal to place a temporary cap on reference prices for natural gas and coal used by power plants of 40 euros per megawatt-hour, their ministries in charge of energy and the environment said on Tuesday.
-European countries are struggling to manage surging gas and power prices, pushed higher by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and to cushion their effect on voters’ spending power.
-“The (political) agreement allows (us) to protect consumers exposed to the market,” Portugal’s Environment Minister Duarte Cordeiro told reporters in Brussels. “The reference price for gas today (in the wholesale market) is 90 euros. This protects everyone.”
-The price cap will average out at 50 euros over the coming 12 months, Cordeiro said after meeting Spanish Energy Minister Teresa Ribera and EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager in Brussels. Full article: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/eu-agrees-let-spain-portugal-174108711.html

TORRE DEL MAR

Huge “Elrow” electronic music event to be held in Torre del Mar:
-The deputy mayor of Torre del Mar, Jesús Pérez Atencia announced that the Spanish company Elrow, which organises electronic dance music events and is internationally famous, will be holding an event in Torre del Mar on August 20.
-He added: “It combines electronic music, actors, tightrope walkers, stilt walkers, extravagant decorations, interaction with the public and colour, making it an extremely eagerly awaited event. The company itself, which has more than a million followers on social networks, announced its event in Torre del Mar today.” Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/26/huge-elrow-electronic-music-event-to-be-held-in-torre-del-mar/ 

MALAGA

Dog owners in Mijas municipality can face fines of between €50 and €750 for failure to dilute the urine of dogs on public roads:
-Mijas Town Council has today, Monday, April 25, reminded the public about the new Public Highway Ordinance that came into force last December. It includes a series of obligations for those who go out to walk their dogs anywhere in the Malaga municipality.
-Among other measures, there is the obligation to dilute the urine of dogs in the street. This measure is included in a package of up to 17 modified articles, with the aim of making the standard more useful on a daily basis. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/26/dog-owners-in-mijas-municipality-can-face-fines-of-between-e50-and-e750/ 

ALMUNECAR

Almuñecar offers free wine and oil tasting courses for hospitality sector: The Almuñecar Town Hall has organised a free wine tasting course aimed at those in the hospitality sector, and it will be followed by an oil tasting course.
The Department of Promotion and Employment of the Almuñecar Town Hall will be holding a wine tasting course on April 29 and 30 at the Horno de Cándida restaurant/school. The course, totally free of charge, is aimed at the hotel, catering and commerce sector, will last a total of seven hours and will be given in collaboration with Gestión Lab, SL. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/26/almunecar-offers-free-wine-tasting-course-for-hospitality-sector/

EUROPE

Russia to Halt Gas to Poland on Wednesday in Major Escalation:
-Russia will cut off the gas to Poland on Wednesday in a major escalation in the standoff between Moscow and Europe over energy supplies and the war in Ukraine.
-Moscow appears to be making good on a threat to halt gas supplies to countries that refuse President Vladimir Putin’s new demand to pay for the crucial fuel in rubles. Europe has said that doing so would breach sanctions and strengthen Russia’s hand. Poland has been particularly vociferous in its criticism of Russia and has refused to comply with the new terms.
-European gas prices surged as much as 17% as traders calculated the risk of other European countries being hit next.
-The Yamal pipeline link to Germany hasn’t delivered gas into Germany since April 7. Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-26/russia-halted-gas-supplies-to-poland-onet-pl-reports-l2gapmmd
UPDATE- Gazprom has informed Bulgaria and Poland of halt to gas supplies from Wednesday. Source: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220426-live-russia-s-lavrov-warns-of-world-war-iii-risk-as-us-hosts-talks-on-arming-ukraine

SPORTS

Tennis News- Djokovic will play Wimbledon and Nadal will be in Madrid:
-The Serbian Djokovic, despite not being vaccinated, will be able to attend the third Grand Slam of the season.
-Rafael Nadal will also be in the Spanish capital, this being the first tournament in which the two coincide since the last Roland Garros. The Spaniard, out of competition since the Indian Wells final, is now recovered from chest problems that forced him to skip both Monte Carlo and Barcelona, ??classic stops on his clay court tours. Photo:peter nicholls/afp. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/djokovic-will-play-wimbledon-and-nadal-will-be-in-madrid/ 

 

Tennis News- Canada, Serbia and South Korea, Spain’s group stage opponents in the Davis Cup Finals: {Translation}
-Spain will face Canada, Serbia and South Korea in the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals, to be held from 14 to 18 September in Valencia, where they will be looking for one of the two Group B tickets that give access to the finals to be held in Malaga from 21 to 27 November.
-Thus, they will face the Canada of Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, number ten and 16 of the ATP ranking, respectively, finalist in 2019, and the Serbia -winner in 2010- of the world number one, Novak Djokovic, who will be supported by players like Miomir Kecmanovic (38), Filip Krajinovic (49), Laslo Djere (54) or Dusan Lajovic (78). Group B is completed by South Korea, a priori the ‘cinderella’ to have only one player, Soon Woo Kwon (71), in the ‘Top 100’.
-Group A, which will be played in Bologna (Italy), will be headed by Croatia, runners-up in 2021, and will also include Italy and Sweden. In Group C, France, Germany, Belgium and Australia will battle for the two tickets to Malaga in Hamburg, Germany, while the United States, Great Britain, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands will do the same in Group D, which will be played in Glasgow, Scotland.
-The top two from each group will advance to the knockout phase, which will be held at the Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena in Málaga from 21-27 November.
-The winner of Group A will meet the runner-up from Group D, and the winner of Group D will meet the winner of Group C and the runner-up from Group B in the semi-finals.
-In addition, the winner of Group D and the runner-up from Group C will meet for a place in the penultimate round, where the winner of the play-off between the winner of Group B and the runner-up from Group A will meet them.
-DAVIS CUP FINALS
-Group phase.
GROUP A (Bologna): Croatia, Italy, Argentina and Sweden.
GROUP B (Valencia): SPAIN, Canada, Serbia and South Korea.
GROUP C (Hamburg): France, Germany, Belgium and Australia.
GROUP D (Glasgow): United States, Great Britain, Kazakhstan and Netherlands.
-Playoffs.
Winner of Group A – Second from Group D.
Winner of Group C – Second from Group B.
Winner of Group D – Second from Group C.
Winner of Group B – Runner-up from Group A.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/deportes/tenis-00166/noticia-canada-serbia-corea-sur-rivales-espana-fase-grupos-finales-copa-davis-20220426140540.html 

HEALTH

First Spanish self-test kit for HIV using saliva comes onto the market: The biopharmaceutical company LETI Pharma, S.L.U. has launched the first Spanish test that uses a sample of oral fluid to detect HIV in a self-diagnostic test, called ‘HIV OraQuick’, which can be done at home and allows results to be obtained in 20 minutes and is reportedly more than 99% accurate. Product info: https://uk.oraquick.com/ Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/26/first-spanish-self-test-for-hiv-using-saliva-comes-onto-the-market/

TECH

Fakebook Has Been Lying About Security All Along! – Facebook Doesn’t Know What It Does With Your Data, Or Where It Goes, Says Leaked Document: “We do not have an adequate level of control and explainability over how our systems use data, and thus we can’t confidently make controlled policy changes or external commitments such as ‘we will not use X data for Y purpose.’ And yet, this is exactly what regulators expect us to do, increasing our risk of mistakes and misrepresentation,” the document read.
In other words, even Facebook’s own engineers admit that they are struggling to make sense and keep track of where user data goes once it’s inside Facebook’s systems, according to the document. This problem inside Facebook is known as “data lineage.” Full article: https://www.vice.com/en/article/akvmke/facebook-doesnt-know-what-it-does-with-your-data-or-where-it-goes 

 

The Newest Computer Criminal Tool- Tech Giants Duped Into Giving Up Data Used For Extortion : Major technology companies have been duped into providing sensitive personal information about their customers in response to fraudulent legal requests.
-The companies that have complied with the bogus requests include Meta Platforms Inc.(Facebook), Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Snap Inc. (Snapchat), Twitter Inc. and Discord Inc., according to three of the people. 
-The fraudulently obtained data has been used to target specific women and minors, and in some cases to pressure them into creating and sharing sexually explicit material and to retaliate against them if they refuse, according to the six people.
-The tactic is considered by law enforcement and other investigators to be the newest criminal tool to obtain personally identifiable information that can be used not only for financial gain but to extort and harass innocent victims.
-It is particularly unsettling since the attackers are successfully impersonating law enforcement officers. The tactic is impossible for victims to protect against, as the only way to avoid it would be to not have an account on the targeted service. Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-26/tech-giants-duped-by-forged-requests-in-sexual-extortion-scheme

OTHER

Memories of two punk legends, Marky Ramone and Clem Burke:
-The drummers of the historic bands The Ramones and Blondie are set to join each other in Ibiza to play together, for the first time, the music that shaped their lives–and those of millions of fans.
-They have been called two of the best drummers in the history of music. Marky Ramone, 69, played with The Ramones in two different eras, and Clem Burke, 67, was one of the founders of Blondie, also played with the Eurythmics, The Ramones, Wayne County and Richard Hell & The Voidoids. Their personal and professional paths have intersected before: they both grew up in the New York of the 1950s, they came of age with the live music of the city’s legendary nightclubs in the 1970s and they reached the peak of their careers when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Ramone in March 2002, Burke in March 2006). Both of their bands defined the counterculture of their time, leaving a legacy that remains to this day.
-The drummers spoke with EL PAÍS from New York. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-04-25/memories-of-two-punk-legends-marky-ramone-and-clem-burke-theres-not-much-negative-about-fame-money-always-follows.html AND VIDEO LINK

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DigameXtra No. 2246 Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

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Lee Townsend: Live Music Friday 29 April 20.00 – 22.00.
Legends Bar, Torre del Mar. For table booking/Event Food Chicken Korma Curry please pre-book. Tel 951 53 58 71
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G 29740 Torre del Mar  FB 

 

Dutch Rock’n’Roll with Puck Loco: Costa del Sol Tour 2022
Featuring Dirk Vermeij & Band
-Fri 29 Apr, La Caterina, Estepona
-Sat 30 Apr, Louie louie, Estepona
-Sun 1 May, The Family Bar, Fuengirola
-Thurs 5 May, Kalifata, Benalmadena
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-Sat 7 May, El Bar de las Motos, Benalmadena (Show moved to The Bonnet, Fuengirola) FB 

 

Velez Malaga Spring Celebration Aug 29 – May 1, 2022:
Velez-Malaga celebrates spring this weekend with performances by Danny Romero, Camin, Juanlu Montoya and a Salón de Ocio.
An extensive young and fresh programme in which on 30 April and 1 May, the Cerro de San Cristóbal esplanade will host free performances by these famous artists along with DJs such as Mike Morato, Sau & Jvni, Emilio González, Fernan and Antonio López and bands such as Money Makers and Electroduendes, and on 2 May to the celebration of the first ‘Salón del Ocio de Vélez-Málaga’ in the San Francisco Market with many children’s activities.  FB 

 

Crosstraining Elite Functional Championship- Torrox: 300 athletes from across the country will meet this weekend in the Ferrara sports zone.
-On Friday 29 Apr the event will start with a reception for participants who will perform the different tests during Saturday and Sunday, which will develop between the Ferrara sports area, the seaside walk and the beach itself. There will be cash prizes, rest zone for athletes with physiotherapy service, restoration zone, live DJ for cheer, fashion stand zone and fitness accessories with special offers, as well as challenges and raffles.
-The competition will start on Saturday at 8am, and about 11 will start the second event, both will develop on the Ferrara tracks and weightlifting and gymnastics will be played. At 4 pm, the third event will be held, a race for the seaside walk that will conclude on the beach itself. For the fourth event, early Sunday morning, the sand track will be used, to make sled drags.  FB 

 

TODAY – Blood Donation– Nerja: The Transfusion, Tissue and Cell Center of Malaga will conduct a new blood collection in Nerja on April 26, in the Sala Mercado, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. If you want to donate plasma, you must make an appointment by calling 951034120 / 951034121.
From the Center for Transfusion, Tissues and Cells of Malaga it is reminded that people who have donated blood before February 21, 2022 can do so again, and that blood should not have been donated more than 3 times in the last year if it is women; or 4 times, if it is a man. Source: https://www.nerja.es/donacion-de-sangre-en-nerja-7/ 

 

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For Sale, 2 items: Pumps
-Espa Silen 75 for swimming pool, this pump is made up from two, one had a burned out motor & the other had a split in the casing, hence one good one came out of it. I want €60 for this one.
-Espa, a 1″ household water pump in good working order, it just needs the pressure control & this one is going for €50
I am in Cómpeta, buyer to collect.
Contact John on 653 11 11 89
or email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Ikea Sniglar wooden cot, complete with clean mattress, protector, cot bumper, fitted sheets, duvet and cover. 25 euros.
-Ikea metal framed fold up single bed with clean mattress. 80cm x 190cm. 15 euros.
-Child`s tree toys. 2 swings and climbing rope. 25 euros for the set.
All excellent condition.
Please contact Mike or Linda / Competa on +34 711003229 mobile or whatsapp or email: mblong@hotmail.com 

 

For Sale- This is the last one of these great little units I have to sell: New Super Mini PC, DoctorLaptop Customized. Windows 11 Pro, 6Gb RAM, 2 SSD hard drives- 120Gb System drive + 240Gb Storage drive, Processor: Intel Celeron J4125, 2.0GHz base, 2.7GHz boost.
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. Tel 675 993 069 after 2pm, missed calls returned asap. Or Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com

 

 

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SPAIN

No Energy Bailout?- EU Rejects the Request for Reduction of Taxes on Energy: “Reducing indirect taxation is not necessarily the most effective solution to address energy affordability, especially if high prices persist.” With these arguments, the European Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, has sent a letter to the governments of each country of the European Union where he rejects the reduction of taxes on energy. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-european-commissioner-for-the-economy-asks-the-states-to-discard-the-energy-tax-reductions-requested-by-the-pp/

 

Fraudulent marriages to obtain residency spike in Spain: An increasing number of foreigners are attempting to gain residency in Spain through fake marriages of convenience that authorities can easily lift the lid on. Here in Spain, marriages of convenience have seen an “exponential rise” in recent years according to the Central Unit of Illegal Immigration Networks and Fake Documents (Ucrif), and for those who get caught it’s no laughing matter. Nevertheless, in recent years an increasing number of non-EU citizens are striking deals with Spanish or other EU nationals in Spain as a surefire way of obtaining residency in the country and acquiring practically the same rights as a Spaniard. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220425/fraudulent-marriages-to-obtain-residency-spike-in-spain/

ANDALUCIA

Juanma Moreno sets the date of the regional elections in Andalucía:
-It was an open secret and this evening it will be confirmed. Andalusians will go to the polls on 19 June to elect the next regional government. The president of the Junta, Juanma Moreno, will today (25 April) sign the decree with the electoral call for that date, so the Parliament of Andalucía will be dissolved as of this Tuesday.
-Although the original plan was to exhaust the legislature – with the date of the elections provisionally set for 27 November – Moreno has announced an extraordinary meeting of governing council to make the official announcement this evening at 8.30pm, for the public to go to the polls some five months earlier than planned.
-Spain’s spiralling inflation and the need to have a new regional budget set as soon as possible was the argument put on the table to support the decision to bring forward the elections, which has opened a gap between Moreno and his vice president, Juan Marín, who preferred that the legislature ran its full term. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/june-juanma-moreno-20220425191533-nt.html

 

More ‘muddy’ rain and lower temperatures than normal:
Aemet spokesman Rubén del Campo says that a lot of the rain will be muddy, especially on Wednesday and Thursday, due to airborne sand from north Africa.
-Andalucia: From Tuesday to Thursday there will springtime storms in some areas, and these are most likely in Almería, Granada, Jaén, Cordoba and Malaga. These will be due to cold air at a high altitude, which will last until the early hours of Friday. Inland regions of Granada and Almeria could see hail and heavy showers, and there will probably be rainbows. On Thursday, Aemet expects showers in many areas, which could be heavy in eastern Andalucía.
-Malaga province: The highest probability of storms until Thursday will be in Antequera and Ronda, although showers on the coast cannot be ruled out. Aemet now predicts a 90% likelihood of rain on Wednesday and Thursday in Malaga city. On Friday, it will drop to 55% and to 20% on Saturday. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/rain-saharan-dust-20220425173535-nt.html

MALAGA

EU takes Spain to court over sewage again, including three more towns in Malaga province: The EU is taking legal action against Spain again over its lack of sewage treatment, and once again the province of Malaga appears in the file. Spain has already been fined millions of euros because it failed to comply with the rule that all towns with a population of over 15,000 must treat all their sewage by 2001, and now the European Commission is going back to the courts again because the country also failed to meet the requirement for all places with over 2,000 inhabitants to treat all their sewage by 2006.
-The first case referred to Coín, Nerja, Estepona – now resolved – and Alhaurín el Grande, and cost the government and the Junta de Andalucía 12.3 million euros in fines. Now, the EU is taking action about 133 towns all over Spain, including the Lower Guadalhorce area, which encompasses Álora, Pizarra and Cártama. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/guadalhorce-valley/takes-spain-court-20220425101857-nt.html

EUROPE

Travel Info Headlines From SchengenVisaInfo.com: Click headline to view article.
Britons Continue Losing Thousands of Pounds Due to Confusing Post-Brexit Passport Rules for Travel to EU
&
2/3 of Britons Don’t Have a Valid European or Global Health Insurance Card
&
Portugal Updates Travel Rules & Requirements Before Summer Season Kicks Off

 

French nun Sister Andre, 118, claims title of world’s oldest person: A French nun who recently celebrated her 118th birthday with her traditional port-and-chocolate cocktail is now the world’s oldest known person, following the death announced Monday of a Japanese woman one year her senior.
Lucile Randon, known as Sister Andre, was born in southern France on February 11, 1904, when World War I was still a decade away. She now lives at a nursing home in Toulon along the Mediterranean coast, beginning every day with breakfast and then a morning mass, though her eyes can no longer see. Photo:Nicolas Tucat, AFP. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220425-french-nun-sister-andre-118-claims-title-of-world-s-oldest-person 

TECH

Large Hadron Collider restarts to push physics to the edge:
Scientists overseeing the largest particle accelerator on Earth switched it on for the first time in three years this weekend to solve some of the biggest mysteries in physics.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the powerful particle accelerator located at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, restarted on Friday (April 22) after a three-year shutdown for maintenance and upgrades. The reactivation kicked off what scientists call Run 3, the LHC’s third science run, which will perform experiments through 2024. Photo:CERN. Full article: https://www.space.com/large-hadron-collider-restarts-run-3

FINANCIAL

Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn:
-The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk. Mr Musk, who made the shock bid less than two weeks ago, said Twitter had “tremendous potential” that he would unlock.
-The firm initially rebuffed Mr Musk’s bid, but it will now ask shareholders to vote to approve the deal. Bret Taylor, chair of Twitter’s board, said it had full assessed Mr Musk’s offer and it was “the best path forward for Twitter’s stockholders”.
-“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Mr Musk said in a statement announcing the deal. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans,” he added. He also called for a series of changes from relaxing its content restrictions to eradicating fake accounts. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61222470 

OTHER

These male spiders adopted an unusual catapulting strategy to survive sexual cannibalism: Rudyard Kipling famously observed in a 1911 poem that “the female of the species is deadlier than the male.” He specifically cited female bears and cobras, but the sentiment would certainly apply to many species of spider, as some female spiders habitually consume the males after mating – a behavior known as sexual cannibalism.
-The larger females proved to be particularly aggressive during the mating process, which often ended in sexual cannibalism. The smaller male spiders who escaped that fate were able to catapult away quickly once mating had concluded. Male spiders produced a dragline anchored to the female’s web during courtship, which remained in place while mating. Once the deed was done and the female spider moved to attack, the male spider pushed himself off the web and catapulted to safety. Full article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/04/male-spiders-speedily-catapult-off-their-mates-after-sex-to-avoid-being-eaten/

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DigameXtra No. 2245 Monday, April 25th, 2022

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices.
***Trips***
May
-6th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. We have just 3 pick ups – at the A1 Garden Centre at 08.00, Torre del Mar bus station at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. Returning from Gib at 16.30. We do have a 20 minute break on the way to Gib.
-20th – Boat Trip from Benalmadena Port to Fuengirola with time to explore Fuengirola Harbour €28 includes coach, tips and boat trip to Fuengirola. Fuengirola is one of the oldest fishing ports on the Costa del Sol and has a plethora of fabulous fish restaurants. So if you fancy a fishy lunch…
-25th – Trip to Montefrio, Granada Province. Price €30 and includes, coach fare, tourist train and drivers tip. Montefrio is a municipality in the province of Granada. The ruins of a Moorish castle sit near the highest point. Being built midway between the Sierra de Priego and Sierra Parapanda, and commanding the open valley between these ranges, it became one of the chief frontier fortresses of the Moors in the 15th century.
June
-2nd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. We have just 3 pick ups – at the A1 Garden Centre at 08.00, Torre del Mar bus station at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. Returning from Gib at 16.30. We do have a 20 minute break on the way to Gib.
-24th – A visit to the fabulous Alhambra Palace. The price is 60€pp and includes Entry to the Palace and Guide. If this is not to your liking, stop off at the largest shopping centre in Europe, The Nevada Centre for 20€pp
The Phoenix Social Club is a registered association. We meet at the La Vega bar every Tuesday and you can find it just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page  

 

Bio Beach Activities- El Morche: Wed. May 11 at 11am
Speaker: Norma with a Power Point Presentation titled: “Did you Know?” I invite you to join me for a fascinating visual frolic in history, geography, botany, zoology, etc., when I feature amazing tasty tidbits on what we may not have learned in school or anywhere else. For example, have you ever flown through a rainbow? How about street vendors of mummies in Egypt in 1965? Or did it ever cross your mind how big were Christopher Columbus Caravelas compared to other ships of that time? Or did you know there is such an animal as an Artic Hare or heard of Baby Cages? These are only a small sampling of what we’ll review together. Bring your questions, I love to make up the answers! LOL! The Bio Beach lectures are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these programmes are presented in an effort to attract more members (12€ annually). Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. We look forward to see you then! Please come early as we are running out of seats before 11am. For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 

 

“Last Exhibition Day”: Friday 29th of April, 7.30 – 8.30 pm
My mini exhibition at the Aneda workshop in Nerja ends this Friday and I would like to end it with a bang: drinks and tapas from 7.30 to 8.30pm. All are welcome.
The ANEDA workshop is situated right next to the Centro Cultural in Calle Granada in the centre of Nerja.
My work is mainly figurative using mixed media. This exhibition features older works at greatly reduced prices.
Other viewing times are possible this week. Call me for an appointment.
My phone number is 616502906
Or have a look at all my work on my website
www.cobybloemsma.com 

 

Flamenco Show “Encuentros”: Sat., April 30th 8pm
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja. €15
Calle Granada, 45, Nerja , Malaga, 29780
Again this prestigious company returns to the town of Nerja after their successes in previous seasons. In his new show “Meetings”, this fantastic pair of flamenco dancers will accompany Juan Utrera on percussion, Miguel Cortés and Saves Mary to the guitar, and singing Carmina Cortez and Saves Polite.
Info & Tix: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/encuentros-nerja/ 

 

New Bar/Cafe in Torrox: Café Pub Samsara
Calle Almedina 5, 29770 Torrox  FB 

 

Commemorative youth concert of Europe Day: Will be held on Sunday, May 8, from 12:00 noon at the Bil-Bil Castle.
Bands: Lavender + Milkwookie + ZooStation
The Castillo de Bil Bil is built in Arabic style, its exterior featuring red plastering and exquisite Nazarî decoration in the shape of tiling and bas-reliefs. The castle is flanked by fountains, another legacy of the Muslim tradition, and from outside, the visitor can enjoy magnificent views of Benalmádena’s beaches.
Address: Av. Antonio Machado, 78, 29630, Benalmádena (Costa del Sol Occidental)
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Undercover Festival: 24 & 26 June at Marbella Arena
The best artists and tribute bands in the world will meet on stage at Undercover Festival next June 24th and 26th at Marbella Arena. Buy your ticket now!
Tributes by Boot Led Zeppelin, Cold Place, Fore Fighters, QE2Queen, Oasish, Absolute Bowie, Guns 2 Roses, Not The Rolling Stones, Young Elton John
Info & Tix: https://undercoverfestival.es 

 

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-Castillan hallway unit. Yute & Natural Measurements
90 x 31 x 74cms Price 125€
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-Table with 4 matching chairs 90 x 90 x 75cms Price 45€
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Large plaster bust, Venus de Milo 47 cm height. 35 euros.
-Set of 2 Giant cocktail glasses, 40cm height and 30 cm height. 20 euros.
-Eroski 500W 13mm corded Impact Drill (Z1JE-KZ-13A) with chuck key. 18€
Please contact Mike or Linda / Competa. Mobile or Whatsapp 711003229 or email mblong@hotmail.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Polti Vaporetto Steam Cleaner complete with all the tools 75.00€
-Ice Making Machine by NormN (Party Season coming up!) 60.00€
-Goodmans Bread Making Machine 25.00€
All these items are for sale in Cómpeta & buyer to collect.
Contact John on: 653 11 11 89 WhatsApp is best
Or email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com 



For Sale: Clock with night projected display. USB or battery powdered. Brand new, never used. (£20 new). Sell for 10 euros. La Herradura or Vélez de Benaudalla pick up. Jan, Vélez de Benaudalla, 646381332 or janetgill_9@hotmail.com 

 

For Sale: Expandable table complete with two chairs including cushions. The table includes a drawer to store table mats/cloths.
€20. Richard, Torrox Costa 693200648 or
Email: richard.copper@me.com 

 

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SPAIN

Algeria regrets the turn of Sanchez in the Sahara, but it reaffirms its commitment to the delivery of gas: {Translation, summary}
-The President of Algeria, Abdelmayid Tebune, has harshly criticised the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, accusing him of breaching international law by accepting Morocco’s autonomy plan for Western Sahara – which negates the Sahrawi people’s claims to self-determination – before adding that relations with the Spanish state are “strong and firm” and that it will honour its gas commitments “whatever the circumstances”.
“Let us distinguish between the government and the Spanish state. We have strong and very firm relations with the Spanish state”, declared Tebune, who assured that Sánchez has taken an unpopular decision. “He has not received the support of the majority, neither in the Congress of Deputies nor in the streets”, the Algerian president indicated. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/espana/abci-argelia-deplora-giro-sanchez-sahara-pero-ratifica-compromiso-entrega-202204241749_noticia.html

ANDALUCIA

Andalucia Politics- The PP would win in Andalusia, but it would need the support of right-wing Vox to govern: {Translation} 24/04/2022 12:42
-The PP would win the Andalusian elections with 33.1 per cent of the votes and would obtain 44 deputies in the regional chamber, but to govern it would need the support of Vox, which would obtain 17.6 per cent and 20 seats, eight more than at present, according to a Sigma Dos poll for the newspaper El Mundo.
-According to the poll, carried out between 18 and 21 April using 2,200 telephone interviews, if elections to the Andalusian Parliament were held at this time, the PSOE would be the second most voted force, with 25.7 percent of the votes, which would give it 33 deputies, the same as it obtained in 2018 with Susana Díaz as its candidate.
-Fourth place would be occupied by Unidas Podemos, with 9.4 per cent of the votes, which would give it between eight and nine representatives in the regional chamber, while Ciudadanos, which was the third force in the 2018 elections, is now in fifth place with 4.7 per cent of the votes, which would give it two seats.
-Andaluces Levantaos, led by Más País, could win between one and none, as could Adelante Andalucía, the organisation led by Teresa Rodríguez.
-Although the PP would win 18 more seats than in the current legislature, it would not manage to join forces with Cs, which would drop from 21 to 2 seats and fall back to fifth place, a drop that leaves the key to the Government in the hands of Santiago Abascal’s VOX party, which has already ruled out giving its support to a PP government if it does not form part of it.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1045030/el-pp-ganaria-en-andalucia-pero-necesitaria-el-apoyo-de-vox-para-gobernar/

 

The Ronda International Guitar Festival is an annual event: The sixth International Guitar Festival will be held between June 6 and 11 featuring artists from Spain, Greece, Belgium, Poland and the Czech Republic. Concerts are performed at the Congress and Exhibition Centre Santo Domingo, a unique space in the heart of the historical old-town of Ronda, Málaga, Spain.
Visit https://rondaguitarfestival.com/eng/ticket-sales to see who is playing and purchase tickets which cost either €10.61 or €15.61 depending on the number of artists taking part. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/24/the-ronda-international-guitar-festival-is-an-annual-event/ 

MALAGA

Residents of Mijas warned not to drink tap water: Residents of Mijas are warned not to drink tap water if they have a contract with Aquavega, which should have sent them a letter urgently advising them not to drink or cook with tap water.
-This is according to Mijas Councillor Bill Anderson who posted a copy of the official letter on social media today, Sunday April 24.
It appears that a test supposedly taken on April 12, found that there is an excess of a particular chemical which makes the water unfit for human consumption although it is acceptable to use for personal hygiene and sanitary reasons.
-Bottled mineral water was to be made available to customers fir drinking and cooking and the undated letter gives telephone numbers 952 493 165 and 669 976 706 to call to arrange.
-Somewhat confusingly the letter then goes on to say that further analysis which took place on April 18 suggested that the water was within the legal limits allowed but despite this, the water company still recommended that it not be drunk or used for cooking until it is considered safe.
-Once the quality of the water is considered acceptable then customers will be advised. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/24/residents-of-mijas-warned-not-to-drink-tap-water/

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France’s Macron wins re-election, dodges political earthquake: French President Emmanuel Macron defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Sunday by a comfortable margin, securing a second term and heading off what would have been a political earthquake. European leaders also welcomed the news that pro-European Union Macron and not nationalist eurosceptic Le Pen had won.
Pollsters projected Macron securing around 58.5% of the vote. Such estimates are normally accurate but may be fine-tuned as official results come in.
Le Pen, who at one stage of the campaign had trailed Macron by just a few points in opinion polls, quickly admitted defeat but vowed to keep up the fight, with parliamentary elections looming in June. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/macron-or-le-pen-france-faces-stark-choice-president-2022-04-24/ 

 

Ireland Makes 5-Year Multi-Entry Short-Stay Visas Available to Nationals of All Visa Required Countries: The Irish authorities have decided to permit travellers from all countries under Ireland’s visa regime the possibility to apply for short-term multiple-entry visas with a validity of five years. Up until now, the majority of short-stay visa applicants could only apply for multiple entry visas with a maximum validity of three years. Full article:
https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/ireland-makes-5-year-multi-entry-short-stay-visas-available-to-nationals-of-all-visa-required-countries/

SPORTS

Football News- Copa del Rey – Final: Betis 2-1 (1-1 before penalties) over Valencia. Source: https://www.flashscore.com/match/KSyQNfht/#/match-summary/match-summary 

 

Racing News- Emilia Romagna Grand Prix- Max Verstappen wins as Charles Leclerc makes costly error: Red Bull’s Max Verstappen dominated a wet-dry Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to revive his title hopes as rival Charles Leclerc threw away third place with a costly error.
-The Ferrari driver was pushing to try to pass Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez after a late pit stop when he lost control at the Variante Alta chicane at Imola.
-Leclerc had to pit for a new front wing and fresh tyres and dropped to ninth, and could recover only to sixth.
-The error enabled Verstappen to slash his deficit to Leclerc from 45 points to 27, moving the Dutchman up from fifth in the championship to second. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/61209090 

 

Tennis News- Barcelona Open- Carlos Alcaraz wins final in Barcelona for 3rd title of the season: Teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz continued his impressive run by beating Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets to win the Barcelona Open final on Sunday for his third title of the season.
-The 18-year-old Alcaraz won the all-Spanish match 6-3, 6-2 after having made it to the final a few hours earlier in a semifinal game postponed from Saturday because of rain.
-Alcaraz will secure a spot in the top 10 for the first time when the new rankings come out on Monday. His tennis hero, Rafael Nadal, also won his first Barcelona Open at age 18 to crack the top 10 for the first time in 2005. Full article: https://triblive.com/sports/carlos-alcaraz-wins-final-in-barcelona-for-3rd-title-of-the-season/ 

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Spanish Pirate IPTV Site Operator Gets Two-Year Prison Sentence, Mother Walks Free: A Spanish man who operated five pirate sites, offering a wide variety of content, has received a two-year prison sentence from a Madrid court. At trial, the parties agreed to suspend the sentence on the condition that he pays €500,000 in damages and stays out of trouble. The accusations against the man’s mother were also withdrawn as a result. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/spanish-pirate-site-operator-gets-two-year-prison-sentence-mother-walks-free-220421/

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DigameXtra No. 2244 – WEEKEND EDITION – April 23rd, 2022

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Legendary American Singer Diana Ross will be gracing Marbella with her presence at a festival in July: Singer and former member of the Supremes, Diana Ross is the latest addition to the Starlite festival line-up and will give her one-off performance in Marbella on Wednesday, 6 July. This has been announced on Twitter, but is not on the Starlite website yet. https://twitter.com/StarliteCatOcc/status/1517091258220560387

 

Gonzalo: Performing live Sat., 23Apr 21:30, at Bea’s Postamt- Torrox Costa. Av. Europa, Blq 80 29793 Torrox Costa. FB

 

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Looking for a gardner: Experienced if possible – for a smallish garden of 900 sq. metres, very close to Competa. We would need your services for 3 to 4 hours once a week (any day would suit us) and the job would consist of caring for our flowers, small fruit trees, watering, weeding and sometimes a bit of minor building work. We would also need some small repairs to be done in the house. Please contact Paul / Competa at: 634351754.

 

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FREE: 3 seater sofa from IKEA with additional covers, free to a good home. Must be collected. Reason, I’m moving house. No time wasters please. 693200648 or Richard.copper@me.com
Richard, Torrox-Costa 

 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Brita water filter, clean and in excellent condition with six replacement filter cartridges €15
-Set of five SKK German high quality stainless steel saucepans plus steamer insert. Excellent condition. €65
-Ambiano mini convection oven and grill (not microwave) from Aldi. Clean and used very little. Excellent condition, ideal for pizzas, warming bread and heating ready meals. €20
Alan, Torre del Mar
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For Sale, 2 items:
-Jigsaws for sale. Many more than pictured. Mainly 1000 piece Gibson & Ravensburger. All complete. 5€ each. Come and choose which ones you like.
-Plain white crockery suitable for parties, weddings etc. mainly large plates, small plates and some bowls as pictured below. 20€ the lot.
Sue at La Vinuela. WhatsApp 697 299 345. sueaked@hotmail.com 

 

 

FREE: 2 door glass cabinet – free to collect, H 106, L 80 D 31 (cm), John, La Noria, Nerja tel +34 711078275 

 

 

FREE: 2 water dispensers as shown below.
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SPAIN

Health notifies eight cases of acute childhood hepatitis of unknown origin: The Ministry of Health has confirmed eight cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin that affects children under 10 years of age, and also reports five classified as probable. Those infected are concentrated in Madrid, Catalonia -2 of them-, Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha and Aragón, although according to Health reports, they are not related to each other. All evolve favorably, except one of them, who has needed a liver transplant. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/health-notifies-eight-cases-of-acute-childhood-hepatitis-of-unknown-origin/

COSTA DEL SOL

Government and Junta at loggerheads over Costa del Sol beach repairs after strategy described as ‘joke’: Patricia Navarro, the Junta’s delegate in Malaga, criticised the lack of interest shown so far in combating the erosion of the Ferrara beach. She called on the government to specify the actions it planned to take and the timescale for them to be completed, and she described the strategy presented by the Ministry for Ecological Transition as a joke.
The government is planning to start the emergency works to stabilise some of the beaches on the Costa del Sol next week, after the damage caused by the storms earlier this month. Javier Salas, the government delegate in the province, said yesterday, 21 April, that the amount being invested is the third-highest in the past decade and that the works have been agreed and coordinated between the Coastal Authority and the councils. However, the subject has caused conflict between the government and the Junta de Andalucía. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/government-junta-loggerheads-20220422101242-nt.html

ANDALUCIA

Investigation after two toddlers “escape” from a nursery on toy motorbikes in Andalucía: The Junta de Andalucía’s Education department in Almeria is looking into an incident in which two young children escaped from a nursery in the city. The children were found some 300 metres away from the building, riding toy motorbikes.
It happened on the Monday of Easter week, and a woman spotted the two-year-olds on their toy motorbikes in one of the city’s busiest streets. She immediately contacted the police, and officers came to take charge of the little ones and run them back to the nursery. “The appropriate measures will be taken,” said a source at the Ministry of Education and Sports, speaking about the incident. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/junta-investigating-children-20220422183059-nt.html

MALAGA

Yellow weather alerts issued for strong gusts of wind up to 70km/h in Malaga province: The probability of rain today (Friday) is 100 per cent, and it will be heavy at times, but forecasters say the situation should improve by Sunday. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/more-rain-expected-20220422093746-nt.html

EUROPE

Portugal Drops Face Mask Requirement: The decision was announced yesterday, April 21, by the Minister of Health of Portugal, Marta Temido, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
Temido said that travellers, as well as citizens of the country, will no longer be required to wear a face mask when accessing the majority of public places and events, such as restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, and museums, among others.
Nonetheless, it has been emphasised that the requirement to wear a mask will continue to remain valid for all those who wish to access healthcare institutions and other facilities that are mainly frequented by vulnerable persons.
In addition, mask-wearing will also remain mandatory for everyone using all forms of public transport as well as for those travelling by plane. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/portugal-drops-face-mask-requirement/

 

Several EU Airlines Lift Face Mask Requirement: See the full list at: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/several-eu-airlines-lift-face-mask-requirement/

 

Switzerland to Lift COVID-19 Entry Restrictions for All Travelers on May 2: According to the most recent update that has been made by Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Migration, starting from May 2, all travelers, regardless of their country of origin, will be permitted restriction-free entry to Switzerland: Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/switzerland-to-lift-covid-19-entry-restrictions-for-all-travellers-on-may-2/

 

Chief of EU diplomacy- ‘Countries can act on their own to cut off Russian oil and gas’: The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, one of the key people in Brussels’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, considers it essential for the 27 members of the EU to achieve energy independence from Moscow. But he also acknowledges that right now the EU lacks the necessary unanimity to apply an embargo on the oil and gas imports that feed the Kremlin’s coffers every day. As an alternative, he proposes voluntary schemes to cut Europe’s ties to fossil fuels, and he insists on supporting Kyiv by sending weapons to Ukraine. “The war will have to be decided on the battlefield,” he said this Thursday in a video interview with news organizations that are part of the LENA alliance, including EL PAÍS. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/international/2022-04-22/chief-of-eu-diplomacy-countries-can-act-on-their-own-to-cut-off-russian-oil-and-gas.html

SPORTS

F1 News- Mercedes ‘underperform’ in worst F1 qualifying since 2012: Struggling Mercedes “underperformed as a team” on Friday when they failed to make the final session of qualifying at a race for the first time in a decade, said Lewis Hamilton.
The seven-time champion and his Mercedes team-mate George Russell flopped at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, failing to reach the top-ten shootout on a rain-lashed and crash-hit day of five red flags at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Full article:
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DigameXtra No. 2243 Friday, April 22nd, 2022

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-Sunday, May 1st is Spanish “Labor Day”. It is a bridge holiday, so Monday, May 2nd is also a public holiday.
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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organisation that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal.
All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Note that currently displayed in Gems Tea Room Torrox Costa is a small collection of oil paintings donated to the Nerja branch from Dot Graves. All proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to the Personnel Recovery Centre. Please visit to view and place a bid whilst enjoying Emma’s delicious cakes!
Let me draw your attention to two upcoming major events
-April 23, 2022 @ 2 PM — St. George’s Day: at The Chapel Bar, Calle Jaen, Nerja – We are planning a fun afternoon with games, food, and drinks. There will be a “Tombola Staff” as usual, and all gifts and contributions will be greatly appreciated. Your support for this annual event is essential, and all proceeds go towards this year’s Poppy Appeal. For details please contact Dorothy at 643 212 944 or 951 834 488
– May 21, 2022, RBL’s first annual Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro – Ricky Lavazza and Laura Elen will entertain party-goers as they enjoy a three-course dinner and wine. Welcome drinks and canapes will be available. Tickets are 40€ for members and 45€ for non-members. Please contact our events coordinator for more info contact Kim at +34 711 077 576.
Upcoming Events:
APRIL
-23rd, St. George’s Day at Chapel Bar Nerja
-29th, Lunch at Nueva Arenas La Herradura
MAY
-3rd, Quiz night at Lew’s fish & chips restaurant in Torrox Costa.
-12th, Lunch at Al Andalus in Maro
-21st, Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro
JUNE
-3rd, Lunch at Nueva Arenas in La Herradura
-14th, Quiz night at Lew’s fish & chips restaurant in Torrox Costa
-23rd, Lunch at Al Andalus in Maro (Armed Forces Day Lunch)
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
Visit us on Facebook at Facebook Link 
or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/

 

El Valle Asociacion has a multitude of events and activities for you to enjoy!: A trip to Estepona on May 6th, a Line-Dancing extravaganza by The Grapevines on May 9th, Wine-Tasting outings, a Platinum Jubilee Street Party, a trip to see the Almunecar fireworks display, an excursion to Cartagena, the annual hog roast, and walks through the beautiful Spanish countryside are just a few! For more details, and to register for any of the events, come to Meson Sara in Puente Don Manuel on Fridays between noon and 1PM, or call Carol at 635291532.

Art Show: “Look at me” is the new art show in the Nerja exhibition room in Almirante Ferrandiz street number 14. From the artists Emma Ramírez y Maribel Martín. You can visit it every day until the 8th of May from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5.30 pm to 9 p.m. For more information:
Maribel Martín tlf.: +34 645818089 ; marmalop@gmail.com 

 

Benagalbón celebrates the XLIII edition of the Cultural Week: April 29 to May 8, with a cultural programme consisting of some thirty activities in the street. Source, Spanish

 

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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: New Hours, 7pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

Malagalingo Spanish School:
-Do you want to improve your oral Spanish level in just one week?
Come to our INTENSIVE COURSES, for all levels from absolute beginners. If you are interested please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reserve one of the only 6 places for you:
INTERMEDIATE > from 18 to 22 April
BASIC > from 25 to 29 April
-Do you want to learn some Spanish in a relaxed and fun environment?
Come to our ONLY CONVERSATION LESSONS for all levels from absolute beginners. Every Tuesday and Thursday for only 7€/hr. No need to register
All our lessons at LARGE OUTDOOR TERRACE
See more information in the photos below or contact us at
Malagalingo Spanish School
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Facebook: malagalingo
www.malagalingo.com  Have a great week!

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Sofa. Immaculate large modern light grey 2 seater sofa less than 11 months old only been in holiday home very comfy. Measurements 195 x 90cms. Price 275€ cost new 650€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Small cupboard, 77cm x 60cm x 21cm, 15 euro
Jane, Canillas de Albaida, 637716704
janebs@hotmail.co.uk 

 

For Sale: Dress. Elegant dress in pure silk with embroidery, Max Mara made in Italy. Used only twice. Length: to the knee, size 42/44, 50€ (dana10marzo@gmail.com) Dana, Nerja. 

 

For Sale, 2 items and one lot:
-Dexter NC600JS 600W corded Jigsaw. Spare blade. 23€
-Powerfull Dexter IC810ID 810W 13mm corded hammer drill. Keyless chuck. Left or right handed. 38€
-Selection of tools with toolbox. Everthing you see. Some need cleaning, hence the price. 18€
Please contact Michael or Linda, Competa. mobile or whatsapp 711003229 or email mblong@hotmail.com 

 

For Sale: Reduced prices of paintings by Coby Bloemsma
Looking for a gift that is different?
Or something original and affordable on your wall?
Why not come and have a look at my mini exhibition of older paintings at the ANEDA workshop in Calle Granada. They are all going at reduced, aforadable prices. ANEDA is situated right next to the Culture Center in the heart of Nerja.
Most of the paintings can be seen from the outside but if you want to look inside, or want more information, please call me. Or meet me at the last day of the sale for a drink and a tapa.
“Clausura de la Exposición” is on Friday the 29th of April from 7.30 – 8.30pm. All are welcome.
My phone number is 606502906.
Or check out my website, www.cobybloemsma.com 

 

Recommendations & Requests

Tenencia de Alcaldía El Morche: Does anyone know what hours the Tenencia is open in El Morche? Many thanks.
Brenda, Torrox Costa, WhatsApp 711003687
brendaleetorrox at gmail dot com

 

News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

SPAIN

Renfe offers high-speed train tickets in Spain for just 15 euros, but you’ll have move fast: The promotional tickets for the company’s AVE and long-distance services can be purchased from 22 to 24 April and be used for travel between 1 July and 30 September, across all national destinations, the company said in a statement. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/renfe-offers-highspeed-20220421165845-nt.html

 

State of the Quail- Tasty Traditional Treat or Endangered Political Pawn?: This Friday, technicians from the Ministry of Ecological Transition and the communities review the situation of one of the most emblematic birds of the Spanish fauna: the quail. With an opinion of Scientific advisory committee on the table that asks to classify it as endangered, the Ministry of Agriculture also has a counter-report promoted by the hunting sector.
-The professor at the University of Lleida did not like the request submitted by SEO-Birdlife to include the quail in the Spanish Catalog of Endangered Species. Last January, he signed a column in the newspaper New Square on account of this petition in which he said: “There is no scientific data to support the decline of the quail”. And then he added that “only with cooked data, misrepresentations and perverse interpretations, this conspiracy against the field can be fabricated.” Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-ministry-of-agriculture-strains-the-arguments-of-the-hunters-in-the-evaluation-of-the-state-of-the-quail/

NERJA

Junta commits to new health centre for Nerja: The regional government’s delegate in Malaga, Patricia Navarro, confirmed this Wednesday that the contract to build a new health centre in Nerja will go out to tender “before the end of the year”, so that the contract can be awarded “in the first four months of next year”. However, when asked about the timeframe for the work, she was unable to give a clear answer, as modifications are still being made to the project.
Patricia Navarro visited the land earmarked for the new health centre on Wednesday, see photo. Photo:e.cabezas. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/junta-commits-health-20220420145344-nt.html 

ANDALUCIA

Face masks are no longer mandatory in Andalusian schools and colleges: On Wednesday afternoon, 20 April, the Junta’s Ministry of Education and Sports sent new instructions to educational centres across the region, which stated that “the use of the mask in educational centres or services will not be mandatory. But its use will be obligatory on school transport for pupils aged from 6 years old, and recommended for those from 3 to 5 years. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/face-masks-longer-20220421090340-nt.html

 

Sale of homes in Andalucia grows 26.4% in February: {Translation, summary}
-The sale and purchase of homes in Andalusia in February increased by 26.4% compared to the same month last year, to a total of 10,978 transactions, a percentage that is two points higher than the growth recorded at national level (24%). Compared to the previous month, January, there has been a decrease of 5%, according to data published on Thursday by the National Statistics Institute (INE).
-In this regard, of the sales transactions recorded in February in Andalusia, a high percentage were for freehold properties (10,033).
-In terms of the age of the properties, 2,470 transactions corresponded to new homes, 8,508 were related to used buildings and 945 to subsidised housing.
-In addition to sales and purchases, a total of 17,447 housing transactions were carried out in February, of which 10,978 were sales and purchases, 2,804 were inheritances, 502 were donations, 12 were exchanges and 3,151 were other types of transactions.
-In total, 27,681 urban properties were transferred in Andalusia in February through 17,467 sales and purchases, 3,974 inheritances, 834 donations, 44 exchanges and 5,362 transactions of other types. In addition to the 17,447 transactions involving dwellings, there were also 1,666 transactions involving plots of land and 8,568 other types of urban property.
-Similarly, there were 5,216 transfers of rural properties, including 1,907 inheritances, 2,214 sales and purchases, 267 donations, 24 swaps and 804 other types of transactions.
-With these data, and between rural and urban properties, 32,897 properties were transferred in Andalusia in February. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1044446/la-compraventa-de-viviendas-crece-un-264-en-febrero/

 

Need A Job? Decathlon looking for staff for the summer campaign: {Translation}
-Decathlon has 87 positions distributed throughout Andalusia: 10 in Almeria, 22 in Cadiz, 5 in Cordoba, 5 in Granada, 16 in Huelva, 4 in Jaen, 8 in Malaga and 17 in Seville. Although in general terms the most abundant positions are those of salespersons, the sports multinational is also looking for other positions and professional profiles.
-To apply for any of these job offers or for any other of those available on the Decathlon job portal
( https://trabajaconnosotros.decathlon.es/inscribirse/# ), all you have to do is follow a few simple steps. Within the general list, you can filter according to province or job position.
-Once you have found the job or jobs you are interested in, click on the “Register” sign on the right-hand side of each offer. You will then find some details, conditions and requirements for the job.
-On the same screen, you can send your CV manually or through the b4work system (with username and password) on the right side of the offer. The company will contact you afterwards.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/economia/sevi-decathlon-busca-personal-para-campana-verano-estos-requisitos-202204211328_noticia.html 

 

MALAGA

May Day fundraiser at the stables in Mijas to support local charities: This year the popular May Day holiday falls on Sunday and the Finca la Alegria stables in la Cala de Mijas are celebrating with a day of family fun which at a fundraiser to raise vital funds for local charities and Ukraine.
A market will take place on the day with stalls.
The fun starts at 2pm at the fundraiser in Mijas, with a whole host of traditional May day games for children, including hook a duck, pin the tail on the donkey, horse shoe decorating, face painting, pony rides, a bouncy castle and more. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/20/may-day-fundraiser-at-the-stables-in-mijas-to-support-local-charities/

 

TECH

“Microsoft’s greed is killing Windows 11 for me,” Windows 11’s biggest threat is Microsoft’s money lust: Nothing in life really comes for free, and Windows 11 is a great example of that. While Microsoft’s latest operating system is offered as a free upgrade for many users (previous moves from older versions of Windows to newer ones would require you to pay for the privilege), behind the scenes, there are plenty of ways you end up ‘paying’ to use Windows 11.
This includes sharing increasing amounts of data with Microsoft – something that the company was forced to make clear during the setup process. Microsoft is also using Windows 11 to push you towards its own services. (Personally, I quite like Win 11, however, I know how to set up the fresh Win 11 installation to minimize Microsoft rubbish and snooping. If you use Gmail/Outlook/Hotmail, or sign-in to use Chrome browser, you are a Microsoft slave and you must allow the rubbish and snooping by Microsoft while using Win 11. -Ed.) Photo:Ollyy. Full article: https://www.techradar.com/news/microsofts-greed-is-killing-windows-11-for-me