DigameXtra No. 2228 Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

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This week at the Clarence Jazz Club:
-Thursday 7Apr 10:00 pm Jazz Jam Session
-Friday 8Apr 10:00 pm Max Ionata Quartet (Jazz)
-Saturday 9Apr 10:00 pm Trinidad Jiménez Trío (Jazz Contemporáneo)
-Sunday 10Apr 18:00 Piano Jazz Session
Information and tickets on our website
www.clarencejazzclub.com or in the club.
Clarence Jazz Club, Calle Danza Invisible 8, CP 29620 Torremolinos (Málaga)


Concert of Oboe and Piano with Nieves Escobar Baena and Daniel Diaz Baeza: Sat 9Apr, 20:30.
Villa de Torrox Theater. Tickets €5.
Info & tickets: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/concierto-de-oboe-y-piano/ 


International Day of the Roma People – Nerja: {Translation}
Friday, April 8, with an event that will take place in the Plaza of Spain.
It will begin at 6 p.m. with the reading of the commemorative Manifesto and the singing of the gypsy hymn Gelem, gelem (Anduve, anduve), by Esmeralda Campos. Manuel Ovalle, a photojournalist with Televisión Española for 47 years, will be on hand to translate the hymn live and tell the story of the journey made by the gypsies to our country. In addition, a Flamenco Flashmob will be included, where local residents will dance a bulería. The event will end with a flamenco show by Belén Heredia y Compañía. Source, Spanish: https://www.nerja.es/nerja-se-suma-a-la-celebracion-del-dia-internacional-del-pueblo-gitano/ 


Summer tickets for the Caminito del Rey tourist attraction go on sale this week: Admission for visits to the suspended gorge walkway from June to November will be available to individuals from Tuesday (today) and for agencies and organised trips from 7 April. On Tuesday, 5 April, the new booking period will open on the www.caminitodelrey.info web site for individual ticket purchases, while on Thursday, 7 April, it will be available for both agencies and organised trips. Prices will range between ten euros for general admission and 18 euros with a guided tour. Tickets for these dates will be available between 9am to 5pm and, as from 20 June tickets with parking included can be purchased. Photo:KARL SMALLMAN. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/summer-tickets-caminito-20220404140416-nt.html 


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-Solid oak sideboard Natural & yute Measurements
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For Sale: 3 seater Sofa and two chairs. Old but in very good condition. €60 ONO. Measurements sofa: 183 cm long, backrest 83 cm high, 71 cm deep
Natalia, Benajarafe, Mobil: 686768493
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For Sale: Sink and pedestal with tap. Good condition. 25€
62cm across, pedestal 66cm high
Lindsay, Competa. WhatsApp 00447719227740


For Sale: Fitbit versa 2 smartwatch with accessories. Bargain at 30€. Lars, Nerja +34 654477814 (Whatsapp+Facetime) 


Wanted: Microwave in good working order with or without grill
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Recommendations & Requests

Axarquía Hospital entrance temporarily moved: Due to the works we are carrying out at the Axarquía Hospital, starting next Thursday, April 7, the main entrance to our hospital center will remain CLOSED.
-Starting Thursday, the Hospital will be accessed through the existing side door next to the Emergency rooms, for which you will have to cross the area allowed for the Surgical Day Hospital and its waiting room.
-In the case of users with reduced mobility, the alternative access will be carried out through external consultations of Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Room.
-Similarly, we inform you that we have enabled new parking areas for people with reduced mobility located at:
Sevilla Lane, in front of Rehabilitation.
Rear parking of the Hospital.
From AGS Este de Málaga-Axarquía we apologize for the inconvenience caused. Thank you very much! See map in video https://fb.watch/caUXMtZ_gS/ 


News & Articles

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Spain’s last striking hauliers call off their protest action, but only “temporarily”: The Platform for the Defence of the Road Transport Sector agreed on Saturday to “suspend temporarily” the protest action it began on 14 March, which led to supply problems in some sectors such as food. The decision was taken at a meeting in San Fernando de Henares, Madrid, which was attended by around 100 small and medium-sized businesses and self-employed hauliers.
-However, the Platform’s president, Manuel Hernández, said the protests would start again when the time was considered to be right. He told the assembly that “this is the time to be intelligent and to know how to manage our strength,” pointing out that the support for the strike had been enough to merit further action, which he said is something that will happen. “We have to organise ourselves better in the provinces and get ready so that in the near future we can act again, and with more force this time,” he said.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/last-hauliers-call-20220404095007-nt.html


Best cheese in the world is called Olavidia and it comes from Andalucía: March 27th was World Cheese Day, and how better to celebrate than with an award-winning cheese made in Andalucía’s Jaén province but with a Malaga DNA? The best cheese in the world is now officially Olavidia, made by the Quesos y Besos cheese producer, which has won the World Cheese Awards 2021. The judges awarded 103 points to this product, made with the milk of the Malaga breed of goat from the producers’ own farm.
-“The goats feed on broom, thyme, acorns, wild hay and olive leaves, and all of those those flavour the milk we use to make our cheese,” they explain.
-It is a cheese matured with mould and charcoal for a period of 15 to 20 days after being made with slowly pasteurised goat’s milk, which makes it really creamy. It also has olive stone ash inside and is square in shape, which captivated the jury. “It is an original cheese. From the beginning I was hoping to find something that would surprise me and it was definitely this one,” said one judge. Its striking and powerful smell of forest mushroom with soft goaty undertones and its semi-soft and creamy texture were other aspects that won it huge praise from the panel.
-Olavidia is sold in 250-300g pieces and should be eaten within three or four days because it contains no additives or preservatives. It costs around 14.95 euros in the company’s online shop, although at the moment there is none left and you have to put your name on a waiting list. It is also sold by some specialist websites and in the gourmet section of El Corte Inglés, although it tends to be snapped up very fast. Photo:SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/best-cheese-world-20220328175525-nt.html 


Two cybercriminals arrested in Malaga for fraudulently selling pirate IPTV services: {Translation, summary}
-At the end of 2019, the investigation began and detected a website whose purpose was the illicit commercialisation of paid audiovisual content owned by LaLiga, as well as the complete content of a well-known on-demand television platform.
-Analysing the website, the agents observed that they were offering the possibility of subscribing to the television channels they were offering, the price of which varied depending on the duration of the package contracted and the number of devices on which the channels were to be played.
-In addition, they advertised their illicit services on social networks and on various online portals, where their publications had a large number of views. They even had a blog associated with them in which technical support was provided, simulating the customer service that any legal company can offer. (Yes, pirate IPTV services pretending to be legit companies are common on Fakebook and other social media. -Ed.)
-Further details are not available yet as the investigation proceeds. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Detienen-ciberdelincuentes-Malaga-vender-contenido-audiovisual-pago-fraudulenta_0_1671433458.html


Russia maintains gas deliveries as Europe mulls tighter sanctions:
-Russia maintained gas flows through key pipeline routes into Europe on Monday, despite uncertainty over payment terms and as the EU said it would “significantly tighten” further sanctions against Moscow amid allegations of war crimes in Ukraine.
-Christian Lindner, German Finance Minister said, the EU must work towards cutting all economic ties with Russia over its “criminal” war in Ukraine but said an encompassing ban on all Russian energy imports would inflict more economic damage on EU member states than on Russia. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/russia-maintains-gas-deliveries-europe-moots-fresh-sanctions-2022-04-04/


Kremlin warns West- rouble-for-gas scheme is the ‘prototype’: President Vladimir Putin’s rouble payment scheme for natural gas is the prototype that the world’s largest country will extend to other major exports because the West has sealed the decline of the US dollar by freezing Russian assets, the Kremlin said. Full article: https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/kremlin-warns-west-rouble-for-gas-scheme-is-the-prototype/


Football News- Natxo González Sacked as Malaga coach after just 10 Games, Replaced by Pablo Guede: The decision was made at the beginning of last week- unless a miracle happened in the game against Girona (it didn’t), Natxo González was to be sacked as head coach at Malaga CF. The choice was as clear as day for the club’s sporting director, Manolo Gaspar, who already knew the outgoing coach’s replacement: Pablo Guede.
-Gaspar was always open with González. The now ex-coach, whose restraint was one of his key features, slowly lost the confidence of most at the club, until he himself let slip his level-headedness: in the post-match press conference after a poor display against Huesca, González, who is no fool, all but said he wouldn’t survive the week. Photo of Pablo Guede:MalagaCF. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/sport/malagacf/pablo-guede-malagas-20220404101147-nt.html 


Kinder Surprise eggs recalled over salmonella link: Some Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs have been recalled over a link to 63 UK cases of salmonella mostly in young children. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said all the eggs affected had been made in the same factory in Belgium. It advised people not to eat 20g or three-pack eggs with best before dates between 11 July and 7 October 2022. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60983553 


New TV Tech- Samsung’s innovative QD-OLED TV: Slated to ship next month in 65- and 55-inch sizes, the Samsung S95B 4K TV aims to boost the brightness of its OLED panel with red- and green-emitting quantum dots resulting (theoretically) in purer and more accurate colors. Existing RGB+W OLED panels, on the other hand, use white sub-pixels to boost brightness, which desaturate the colors.
The S95B comes with Samsung’s upscaling Neural Quantum Processor 4K, as well as 4K@120Hz and VRR (variable refresh rate) support for its four HDMI 2.1 ports. Look for Samsung’s QD-OLED-packing S95B to ship this month starting at $2,199.99 (the larger, 65-inch size sells for $2,999.99). Photo:Ben Patterson. Full article: https://www.techhive.com/article/628217/eyes-on-with-samsungs-innovative-qd-oled-tv.html 


See A Close Conjunction Of Mars And Saturn As Jupiter Shows Up For Spring- What To See In The Night Sky This Week: This week is all about planets. Mars, Saturn and Venus will all be visible before sunrise and as the week wears on they will appear to get closer to one another. We end the week with the planetary trio being joined by a fourth, the giant planet Jupiter, which will be visible low on the eastern horizon just before the Sun rises.
Meanwhile, glance to the west after dusk each night and you’ll see a beautiful waxing crescent Moon. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2022/04/03/a-close-conjunction-of-mars-and-saturn-as-jupiter-shows-up-for-spring-what-to-see-in-the-night-sky-this-week/ 

COVID Info References

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

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

UK Coronavirus:

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

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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

Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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