DigameXtra No. 2230 Thursday, April 7th, 2022

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Holland Night: Friday 8Apr 8pm till late
Bar Amsterdam, Torrox Costa
Dutch food, music & everything Dutch  FB 


Flamenco Marbella: Friday 8th April @21:00 in Marbella Centre
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Flamenco Marbella was formed by the award-winning Flamenco Benalmádena team. Well known for its fantastic shows, the performances have now moved to center of Marbella. Flamenco Marbella is the ideal place to enjoy a unique and authentic flamenco. All the artists are professionals who have studied in the city of Seville, the cradle of flamenco. Now they are carrying out a flamenco experience in the heart of the Costa del Sol.
Get tickets before only 30€ Buy tickets online & door 38€
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Address: C/ Camilo José Cela,12Local11, 29602, Marbella
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Torrox Town Hall: Thursday, 7 April, International Health Day
We start the “Routes for a healthy life” under the slogan ‘Our environment, our health’.
3 Routes that will start at the entrance to the path of the Torrox River (on the right bank next to the Opel) and ending at the Lighthouse where the last milestone will be located.
These routes will have 5 informative milestones on each of the routes, which will make it easier to follow, as well as providing healthy information, inviting participants to take photos with each of them to participate in the draw of 50 places for a visit to the Laguna de Fuente Piedra, for a tour and bird watching. Those who do not win a place will be eligible for 5 vouchers for free swimming in the municipal swimming pool.
The campaign will start on the 7th and end on the 17th of April, both days inclusive. During these days it will be possible to do the tours at any time, and send your photo package to participa@torrox.es. The rules can be consulted at
Source: FB  


II International Chess Open in Coin: April 14 to 17
It is organised by the Coin Chess Club with the sponsorship of the Malaga Provincial Council, and the collaboration of Coin Council, plus the Andalucian Government, and Prodomasa. “During the next week we will receive the best chess players who will turn our town into the capital of sports, in this case, of chess”, highlighted Francisco Santos, the mayor of Coin. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/06/coin-to-host-the-ii-international-chess-open-from-april-14-to-17/


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For Sale: Two matching reclining chairs suitable for outdoors. The chairs have adjustable reclining positions, headrest and can be folded for storage. €20 each. Tony, Torrox Park
Email: oddjobtony at gmail dot com 


For Sale: Two television tables, ex Muebles Piramides, only ever used as bedside tables. 50€ the pair or 30€ each
Jennifer, Caleta de Velez, Phone/WhatsApp. 655629821 


For Sale: Attractive glass-topped table with solid marble base. €50 ONO. 140 cm x 70 cm height 40 cm. Selling because the space we have is too small and I keep hitting my legs with painful consequences. Buyer to collect. Easy main road access.
John, Canillas de Aceituno. Tel & Whatsapp: 608 097 587
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Fabric: Can anyone advise of a local company who can replace toldo fabric please? Gill / Torrox Park. Email: gillmoo@hotmail.co.uk


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Spain plans to end the mandatory wearing of coronavirus masks indoors later this month: The exact details have not yet been finalised but the government is due to approve the law change on 19 April – and it could come into effect as soon as the following day. However, the face covering will still be required in hospitals, residences and on public transport.
Expressing an opposing view, the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, says this should not be done for at least “a month and a half” after Easter and the April Fair in Seville, because it is possible that there will be a significant increase in cases because of the crowds. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/spain-plans-lift-20220406135225-nt.html


Automated access points installed in Malaga Airport security area to speed things up: The 13 machines rapidly scan passengers’ boarding passes and open the gates automatically. Previously staff had to be on hand to check the documents. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/automated-access-points-20220406172415-nt.html


New residence for the elderly in Almuñécar to open this year:
The home, which will be recognised by the Junta de Andalucía, has been acquired by the Granada-based Alfaguara group from a German company and is now being fitted out to accommodate a total of 95 beds: Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/residence-elderly-open-20220406154259-nt.html


Linked Article Has Been Corrected– In an extraordinary reversal of an earlier announcement, the Spanish tourist board in London has withdrawn the promise of opening up to unvaccinated British visitors. Spain has opened up to unvaccinated British visitors:
 Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/spain-unvaccinated-british-travel-tourists-b2052032.html


Easter Candy From The UK?- Kinder Surprise salmonella recall extended to more products:
-The extension follows some 63 people in the UK, mostly young children, becoming infected with salmonella in an outbreak linked to the treats.
-A recall of Kinder Surprise eggs has been extended to more products, including Kinder Mini Eggs and Kinder Egg Hunt Kits because they might be contaminated with salmonella, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said.
-The extended recall follows the 20g eggs or the three-pack of eggs with a best before date between July 11 2022 and October 7 2022 being recalled on Monday.
-The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Wednesday that 63 people in the UK, mostly young children, are known to have infected with salmonella in the outbreak linked to the treats.
Full article: https://www.lbc.co.uk/business/85e3d2e3191d444d9ffa097fc2bdafc5/


Breaking ranks with EU, Hungary says ready to pay for Russian gas in roubles: Hungary will pay for shipments in roubles if Russia asks it to, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told a news conference on Wednesday in reply to a Reuters question. Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto earlier said that EU authorities had “no role” to play in its gas supply deal with Russia, which was based on a bilateral contract between units of Hungarian state-owned MVM and of Gazprom. Photo:Bernadett Szabo. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungary-working-solution-pay-russian-gas-may-foreign-minister-2022-04-06/ 


Germany U-turns on ending mandatory isolation: Germany will not end mandatory isolation for most people who catch COVID-19, the health minister said on Wednesday, reversing course after concerns were raised that lifting quarantine restrictions would suggest the pandemic was over.
“Coronavirus is not a cold. That is why there must continue to be isolation after an infection,” Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said on Twitter, adding he had made a mistake by suggesting an end to mandatory quarantine. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/germany-drops-plan-relax-covid-quarantine-rules-2022-04-06/


Ukraine urges citizens to leave Lugansk, Donetsk and Kharkov in the face of possible Russian offensives: {Translation}
– Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk on Wednesday called on the residents of Lugansk, Donetsk and Kharkov to leave these places in the face of a possible new Russian offensive after being expelled from Kiev and Chernobyl.
-“It is necessary because the population will be under fire and under threat of death. They will not be able to do anything and we will not be able to help because it will be almost impossible to stop the fire. It is necessary to evacuate as long as there is such a possibility,” Vereshchuk said in a statement.
-Vereshchuk explained that the Ukrainian military forces deployed in these regions have begun to warn residents and wanted to reassure the population that the government “is doing everything possible to ensure that the evacuation is organised”.
-He warned the population that they “must be prepared” for a new escalation of hostilities on the part of Russia.
-“The withdrawal of the occupying troops from the Kiev and Chernobyl regions was not a gesture of goodwill before the next round of talks, as Russian officials are trying to present”, but a sign of “the iron will of our army, government and the entire Ukrainian people”, he stressed.
-On Wednesday it also became known that eleven new humanitarian corridors have been opened, several of them from the city of Maripol to the city of Zaporiyia and also from Berdyansk to Zaporiyia, from where buses will be chartered to leave the region, Ukrinform reports. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/internacional/noticia-ucrania-pide-ciudadanos-abandonen-lugansk-donetsk-jarkov-posibles-ofensivas-rusas-20220406152244.html


Tennis News- ‘What’s going on?’ Tennis world stunned after Miami Open carnage of 15 withdrawals / retirements:
-The tennis world has reacted with shock after both favourites Paula Badosa and Jannik Sinner retired from their Miami Open quarter-finals during the day session.
-Soon to be World No.3, Badosa was in tears as she was forced to bow out of the quarter-final after not feeling well against American Jessica Pegula.
-On the men’s side of the draw, Italian phenom Sinner was also forced to retire against World No.103 Francisco Cerundolo.
-In total, there has been 15 withdrawals/retirements during the Miami Open. Full article: https://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis-2022-viewers-shocked-bizarre-miami-open-carnage-004007552.html


Golf News- Five Things to Know for the first round of the Masters: #1. Augusta National is ever-evolving. Changes are made to the famed layout on an annual basis. Sometimes they are subtle. Not this year. Two of the most famous holes on the second nine underwent dramatic changes, while tinier tweaks were made to three more holes.
The biggest changes came to the hole that serves as the introduction to Amen Corner, the long par-4 11th that is traditionally the second-hardest hole on the course. The renovations are expected to make one of Augusta National’s most difficult holes even harder. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.pgatour.com/needtoknow/2022/04/06/five-things-to-know-thursday-2022-masters-augusta-tiger-woods-justin-spieth-weather.html 


Golf News- Mickelson opted out of Masters, Augusta National chairman says: Three-time champion Phil Mickelson, embroiled in controversy over his comments on a Saudi-backed rival league to the PGA Tour, opted not to play in the 86th Masters, Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said Wednesday.
“I would like to say we did not disinvite Phil,” Ridley said in answer to a question at his pre-tournament press conference.
“Phil is a three-time Masters Champion and is invited in that category and many other categories — he’s the defending PGA Champion.”
Mickelson won last year’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, becoming the oldest major winner in golf history at age 50. Photo:DON EMMERT. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220406-mickelson-opted-out-of-masters-augusta-national-chairman-says 


“Cash App” hacked: Block advertises Cash App as “the easiest way to send money, spend money, save money, and buy cryptocurrency.” The breach is said to have occurred last year on December 10, 2021, with the downloaded reports including customers’ full names as well as their brokerage account numbers, and in some cases, brokerage portfolio value, brokerage portfolio holdings, and stock trading activity for one trading day.
It’s exactly unknown how many users were impacted by the breach, but Block – which said it discovered the incident only recently – said it’s contacting roughly about 8.2 million current and former customers as part of its response efforts. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/04/block-admits-data-breach-involving-cash.html 


EU Targets Spain, Malta, Germany Over Tax Rule Breaches:
The Commission argues that the design of the Spanish regulations prevents citizens and companies from outside the country, from paying their taxes. This is because the Spanish tax legislation requires that banks must be classified as “collaborating entities” to be able to make these payments.
The system is according to the Commission in contravention of the regulations that govern technical and business requirements for transfers in euros. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/06/brussels-warns-spain-tax-payment-legislation-illegal/


Is Picasso being cancelled?: There were two wives, at least six mistresses and countless lovers — with a tendency to abandon women when they became ill, a voracious appetite for prostitutes, and some eye-popping age differences (his second wife was 27 when he married her at 79).
-Some of the quotes attributed to him would probably cause Twitter’s servers to combust if he said them now (“For me there are only two kinds of women: goddesses and doormats”).
-None of this is new — it has been recycled through books and articles from (sometimes traumatised) family members since soon after his death in 1973.
-In a post-MeToo world, it poses a challenge for those who manage his legacy. “Obviously MeToo tarnished the artist,” said Cecile Debray, director of the Picasso Museum in Paris. But she added: “The attacks are undoubtedly all the more violent because Picasso is the most famous and popular figure in modern art – an idol that must be destroyed.” Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220406-is-picasso-being-cancelled

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

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Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Nerja: 952 521 545
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