DigameXtra No. 2234 Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

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Public Holidays: Thursday 14  (Maundy Thursday) and Friday 15 April (Good Friday) are both public holidays in Spain. Bars and restaurants open as usual on both days, but shops will be closed on the Thursday. Malaga museums and monuments have their usual opening hours with the exception of the Museum of Malaga, open on both days 9am to 3pm only.


Buskers Irish Pub- Nerja: We reopened this weekend, back to our regular schedule. https://www.facebook.com/buskersnerja/


La Inopia Chiringuito- Rincón: This weekend’s events
-Fri, 15Apr 6pm. Music with the Modermain Band
They have received an award for best record of the year on a few radio stations.
-Sat, 16Apr 6pm. Anachronic Swing Band
-Sun, 17Apr 6pm. Whiskeria Tuscon Band
Playa Torre de Benagalbon, (between the barracks and the old station) 29738 Rincón de la Victoria. Tlf +34 657 68 84 81  FB 


Debut- Smoky Joe Rock Band: Sat 23Apr 9pm
Camino de la Reina, 3, 29120 Alhaurín el Grande (Málaga)  FB 


Concert: Zirwiky in the CAB of Vélez-Málaga. Fri 29Apr 7pm
Our new project tribute to Michel Legrand. Free entry until capacity is full. FB 


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-Preloved mirror & hallway unit Natural & yute Measurements Mirror 56.50 x 75cms ; Hallway unit 76 x 29.50 x 79cms. Price 120€
-Solid wooden sideboard with tiled drawers & door fronts Natural & yute Measurements 163.50 x 40 x 80cms Price 220€
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Ikea fold up single bed with clean mattress. 80cm x 190cm. 20 euros.
-2 x Ikea Varruta cotton quilted bedspreads. Reversible patchwork/striped design. 12 euros each.
-Electric sewing machine, Model: Jata Costura Genesis 695. Had very little use, complete with manual, spare bobbins, needles and cover. 35 euros.
All items excellent condition.
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For Sale: Trek Alpha 2.1, 52cm alloy road bike. Very good condition and well maintained. Completely upgraded in 2019 with Shimano 105 5800 11 speed groupset, bottom brackket and brakes and has only done 1500 miles on these components. Gearing is 50/34 on the crank and rear cassette is 11/32 ideal for Spanish terrain. Original wheels have been replaced with Mavic Aksium EliteAlloy clincher wheels complete with 25mm wide tyres.
Also included is:
2 Mavic Yksion Elite tyres, new still in box
2 Continental inner tubes Race 28, new still in box
Complete set of Shimano original brake shoes, new still in packet
Bike is located at San Juan De Capistrano Nerja and will be available between the 13th to the 27th of April
Price is €400. John, Nerja
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News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Junta and banks agree to provide training in financial services for senior citizens: {Translation}
-Andalusian senior citizens will receive training on basic financial operations, and personalised attention, thanks to the agreement reached on Monday between the Andalusian Regional Government and seven banks, as announced by the Regional Minister for Equality, Social Policies and Reconciliation, Rocío Ruiz.
-In statements to journalists, the Councillor assured that Andalusia is a “reference” in Spain with this framework agreement, which the Junta and the banks have been promoting for months to improve the care of the elderly and to solve an exclusion “which is a new form of discrimination”.
-Ruiz, who highlighted the digital divide suffered by the elderly when dealing with financial institutions, pointed out that the agreement is the result of “many meetings” in which the demands of the elderly have been listened to, which resulted in October in a “historic meeting” with the institutions and with the intermediation of the Bank of Spain.
-The banks involved in this agreement are Caja Rural del Sur, CajaSur, Caixabank, Banco de Santander, Banco de Sabadell, Unicaja and Ibercaja, which, according to the councillor, form part of a “very important” agreement because it includes very specific actions.
-The agreement includes the training of the elderly in financial operations to break the digital divide in all the Active Participation Centres, where there are currently some 360,000 people, together with those in public residences, who will be able to access them through the entities’ websites and mobile applications.
-The aim is for the elderly to be able to carry out basic operations, such as checking balances or withdrawing money, and to be able to do so in an “easy and simple” way, something for which the Junta will provide all the necessary computer equipment in the senior citizen centres.
-The agreement also provides for personalised attention to the elderly, so that the staff at the banks will have opening hours adapted to the profiles of the elderly to advise them.
-The banks also undertake to design accessible tools, such as ATMs, which will be easier for the elderly to use.
-The councillor pointed out that these types of measures form part of her department’s “commitment” to the elderly, something included in the Strategic Plan for the Elderly approved in 2020. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1042300/junta-y-bancos-acuerdan-formar-a-los-mayores-en-las-herramientas-financieras/


A new squall threatens Almeria, Granada and Malaga with haze this week: {Translation}
-Desert dust returns to Andalusia this week, although with less intensity than in March. The forecasts of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) point to low levels of haze that will mainly reach the provinces of Almeria, Granada and Malaga.
-The Evelyn squall, which will cross the region from west to east, will bring occasional rainfall, which in the eastern area may be muddy due to southerly winds during Monday afternoon and Tuesday. According to the forecast models, the dust intrusion will be minimal and will not have the impact of the previous ones.
-Meteored indicate that the squall will move eastwards and during Monday the associated cold front will leave precipitation and a progressive drop in temperatures.
-It will also drag an air mass with a high dust content in suspension, coming from the Sahara. “The storms could be distributed in multicellular systems and even a line of turbulence with a north-south orientation and propagating eastwards from the interior of the peninsula,” they say.
-Evelyn will bring dust in suspension, according to Meteored, and although the southerly advection generated by this squall does not seem to have a long path through the Sahara desert, it could be enough to drag a large amount of dust.
-It will not be an event like those of March, when some concentrations of PM 10 particles reached record values in some regions, but it could be appreciable, with a decrease in visibility and the clarity of the sky as well as in precipitation, which could eventually leave some mud. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-nueva-borrasca-amenaza-calima-esta-semana-almeria-granada-y-malaga-202204111216_noticia.html 


The series ”Los acústicos del Rey Chico” programmes two concerts during Easter Week: {Translation, summary}
-The Granada branch of the Centro de Formación Escénica de Andalucía-Proyecto Ágora continues with the cycle of concerts- ‘Los acústicos del Rey Chico’, which in this twelfth edition has ten performances. Tuesday 12Apr, Ganzer will play with his bluesy, psychedelic rock.
-Students from the Lighting and Sound courses take part in the performances as part of their practical training. All concerts start at 20:00, are open to the public and free of charge, limited only by the capacity of the hall. At 19:30, invitations will be collected in the foyer and will also be streamed on the Agency’s Youtube channel, starting at 20:00.
After Easter, ‘Los acústicos del Rey Chico’ return on:
-Monday 18 April with Gharnata + Alfonso, a 3+2 combo of lute, guimbri, darbuka, bass and guitar to bring the audience closer to Guinawa music;
-Tuesday 19 April it will be the turn of Babalú, swing with a quintet of percussion, bass, electric guitar, wind and voice.
-Chocolat Blanc, African music with drums, guitar, bass, ngoni and balafon, will be presented on Monday 25 April
-Peruvian Jazz Proyect, a classical jazz trio with guitar, contra and drums, will close on Thursday 5 May. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/ciclo-acusticos-rey-chico-programa-dos-conciertos-semana-santa-cultura-granada/ 



Golf News- World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler makes history winning first career major: The No. 1 golfer in the world has won the No. 1 major in the sport. Scottie Scheffler dominated the final three rounds of the 2022 Masters en route to a green jacket, record $2.7 million payout and further enshrinement as the hottest golfer on the planet, carding a 10-under 278 to win his first career major on Sunday.
-Scheffler became the fifth golfer to enter Augusta National ranked No. 1 in the world and go on to win the Masters, joining Ian Woosnam (1991), Fred Couples (1992), Tiger Woods (2001-02) and Dustin Johnson (2020).
-The victory was his fourth on the PGA Tour this season, making him the first golfer since Arnold Palmer in 1960 — and only the second ever — to win as many events including the Masters in that span of time to begin a season, according to Justin Ray.
Full article: https://www.cbssports.com/golf/news/2022-masters-leaderboard-scores-world-no-1-scottie-scheffler-makes-history-winning-first-career-major/live/


See John Lennon’s son sing ‘Imagine’ for the 1st time after vowing to never perform it: {DigameXtra} While this is a nice gesture, I clearly remember (as do my friends in NYC) Julian did sing this before in public. It was at a rally in NYC after 9/11. However, 21 years later, that now appears to be scrubbed from the Internet. In any case, here is the new release.  VIDEO LINK 

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

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

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

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

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