DigameXtra No. 2242 Thursday, April 21st, 2022

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The Bandits in Canillas de Albaida: The Bandits have their first gig of the year this coming Sunday 24thApril at La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida from 2.00pm.
To reserve your table call 952 553 254 or 609 167 127.
Hope to see you there. Rod & Mitch, The Bandits 


Homeless Benefit Concert at Sala París 15: This Saturday April 23rd, Brisa Festival together with Red Cross Española present PUNX, a charity initiative to raise funds to strengthen projects dedicated to the homeless.
The bands Airbag and Biznaga will star in a guitar-loaded night.
Tickets & Info Link https://www.wegow.com/es-es/conciertos/concierto-de-airbag-biznaga-en-malaga
Doors open 21:00 / Biznaga at 21:40 / Airbag 22:55 PIC
Sala París 15, Calle La OrCalle la Orotava, 27, 29006 Málaga 


Maximilian Hering Group: Friday 29Apr 20:30
Ventana Abierta Jazz Club
Maximilian Hering Group is formed by 4 young instrumentalists: Félix Rossy (trumpet), Edu Cabello (alto sax), David Muñoz (double bass) and Maximilian Hering (drums) and founder of the group. In this special format they play post-bop and avantgarde jazz tunes, originals by Maximilian as well as jazz greats. Their sound is characterised by openness, interaction and spontaneity.
Tel. 690 073 871
Address: Calle Granada 3 (Hotel Plaza Cavana), Nerja
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar May & June Events & Excursions:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Open mornings only Monday to Friday 10.00 till 13. For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org
-We continue our regular activities: Spanish practice groups (limited numbers per group) Monday to Thursday, Craft group on Mondays, Art group on Wednesdays and coffee morning every Friday
-Our shop will be open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Time 11.00 to 13.00. The sun is out and so is the Spring and Summer collection. We have a great range of ladies and men’s pre-loved clothes with brands including Pomodore, Per Una , Punt Roma and many more, plus handbags, shoes and jewelry. We would love to see you there.
-Friday 27th May – Taize Prayer. At the Parish Church of San Andrés, Torre del Mar. Time 20.45.
-Wednesday 1st June – Quiz Night. Please come along to the Centre and have a fun night out with your team of 6 friends. Light refreshments available and drinks can be purchased. Tickets available at the Centre 7€ or with a Friend of Lux Mundi card 6€. Proceeds for fundraising. Doors open at 6.00pm and the fun starts at 6.30pm.
-Thursday 23rd June – Coach Excursion to Guadix.


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Table & chairs. For the more adventurous this preloved fabulous quirky unique fun funky table & chairs Measurements Table 90 x 90 x 74cms Price 350€
-Bar/ reception desk. Can be viewed in Nerja Absolutely stunning bar/ reception desk Natural & yute craved detail in the wood beautiful knots in the grain of the wood with 2 natural wood & yute stools Measurements 130 x 63 x 99cms Price 360€
-Chest of drawers. Measurements 93 x 41.50 x 83.50cms Bedside units 46.50 x 32.50 x 63cms. Price 160€ (the set)
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For Sale: Chest of 3 drawers, all wood (no veneers).
€30, buyer collects. Tony, Torrox Park.
Email me at oddjobtony at gmail dot com 


For Sale: Parasol and Stand. 30 euro
Buyer collects. Debbie / Competa Tel: 657116330 


News & Articles

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How the self-employeed & small businesses in Spain can get €12,000 for digital improvements: The Spanish government has unveiled how self-employed workers and small businesses in Spain can apply for the so-called ‘Kit Digital’ and get up to €12,000 to improve the digital side of their businesses. Here are the updated details, the requirements and why you should apply as soon as possible. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220315/explained-how-small-businesses-in-spain-can-get-e12000-for-digital-improvements/


Spain detects cases of new highly contagious XE Covid variant:
Just as Spain drops its indoor mask-wearing rules, Spanish health authorities have warned that a new highly contagious but largely unstudied Covid variant has been detected in the country.
XE is a new super contagious Covid variant, which is a combined version of Omicron and the so-called ‘Stealth’ or ‘Silent’ Omicron subvariant, as the latter often can’t be detected via Covid-19 tests.
Despite the fact that its presence in Spain is low, Spain’s Ministry of Health warns that according to the latest reports from the United Kingdom, Covid XE has grown in recent weeks at a rate higher than that of ‘Stealth Omicron’ or BA.2. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220420/spain-detects-cases-of-new-highly-contagious-xe-covid-variant/


Schools wait for instructions from the Junta before lifting the coronavirus face mask rule: Experts at the regional Ministry of Health are studying the new decree and will then advise the Education authorities on the best way forward in Andalucía. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-schools-waiting-20220420122651-nt.html


Where do Covid face masks still have to be worn in Andalucía from today?: It is important to remember that there are exceptions to the lifting of the mask rule. They must still be worn in medical settings such as health centres, hospitals, pharmacies and blood transfusion centres, although hospital patients do not have to wear them in their room.
-Masks also have to be worn by people who work in or visit care homes, although they are not compulsory for the residents themselves .
-Passengers on planes, trains, buses and any other type of public transport still have to wear a mask, but not in stations or on platforms. On ships, masks have to be worn if it is not possible to maintain 1.5 metres social distance. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/where-masks-still-20220420095312-nt.html


The best naturist beaches in Malaga, Almería & Granada: {Translation}
-Malaga. Costa Natura in Arroyo Vaquero (Estepona). This is the first tourist complex specialised in nudism. It was founded 40 years ago and has all the services and facilities. It has showers and the possibility of renting sunbeds and parasols.
Also popular is the camping Almanat on the naturist beach of Almayate. Here it is possible to rent your bungalow or caravan space and get in touch with nature by practising nudism.
For a wilder beach you can visit Artola beach next to the marina of Cabopino in Marbella. It is a protected area, called Dunas de Artola, which has been declared a natural monument due to the richness of its dunes. It is 1,200 metres long and 30 metres wide and is made up of golden sand.
-Almería. The natural environment of Cabo de Gata-Nijar invites naturists to enjoy this paradisiacal place to commune with nature and the environment. Beaches such as Monsul or Los Muertos have always been naturist locations. However, the popularity of these enclaves has overcrowded the area where nudists and non-nudists coexist, especially in the summer season. In places such as El Barrancal and Genoveses, also in this natural environment of Almeria, there is room for nudism.
-Granada. Cantariján beach is one of the best known naturist beaches in the whole of Andalusia. Although nowadays there is a mixture of visitors wearing swimming costumes and people who have decided to do without any clothing, the nudist custom of this place on the Costa Tropical dates back to the 70s. The naturist beaches of El Muerto and La Joya are also located on the coast of Granada. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/viajar/sevi-paraisos-naturistas-y-nudistas-andalucia-descubre-cuales-202204200200_noticia.html 


Andalucía is drawing up a new decree to regulate tourist accommodation in the region: The vice-president of the Junta, Juan Marín, who is also the regional Minister for Tourism, explained that the new regulation is in response to growing demand from residents’ associations and consumers. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-drawing-decree-20220420113057-nt.html


The Hacienda Miraflores Park hosts flamenco shows and fashion shows within the cycle ‘And Seville’: {Translation}
-This Thursday and Friday, the Hacienda Parque de Miraflores will host the flamenco cycle called ‘Y Sevilla’, organised by the Northern District with the aim of contributing to the cultural reactivation of the city and bringing culture to the neighbourhoods through a discipline “as deep-rooted and unique as flamenco”.
-Barrionuevo took part in the presentation of the event together with Francisco Valderrama, from Escuela de Moda de Sevilla, and the artists taking part in the event. On Thursday, the dancer Lalo Tejada will present the show ‘Esencia Flamenca’, by the Escuela de Moda de Sevilla.
-In this way, flamenco is combined with the presentation of the work and the fashion show of this entity, which has its headquarters in the Arte Sacro Business Park. Tejada has won a Giraldillo de la Bienal de Flamenco and has worked with Antonio Gades, Antonio Canales and Salvador Távora, among others.
-On Friday it will be the turn of the Gabriel Aragú Company and its show ‘Cuando todo empuja’, a 60-minute choreography designed for the performer that aims to reflect on the decisions and destiny of the human being and which has been a success with critics and audiences in the performances that have taken place on other stages, as is the case of the Teatro La Fundición.
-These performances are part of a wider programme that also aims to take advantage of the district’s unique enclaves, such as the Hacienda de Miraflores or the Convento de San Jerónimo for the general public, with the development of cultural activities that make up a first class offer. Tickets are free and can be collected at the headquarters of the North District, in Calle Estrella Porción, from 9.00 to 14.00 and from 17.30 to 19.30 hours.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/andalucia/sevilla-00357/noticia-hacienda-parque-miraflores-acoge-espectaculos-flamencos-desfiles-moda-dentro-ciclo-sevilla-20220420170143.html AND VIDEO LINK 


UK court formally issues order to extradite WikiLeaks founder Assange to US: A UK court on Wednesday issued a formal order to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face trial over the publication of secret files relating to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
-The decision now rests with interior minister Priti Patel, although Assange may still appeal within 14 days of any decision to approve the extradition.
-The ruling Wednesday by a magistrate in central London brings the long-running legal saga in the UK courts closer to a conclusion. But Assange’s lawyers have until May 18 to make representations to Patel and could potentially launch further appeals on other points in the case. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220420-uk-court-formally-issues-order-to-extradite-wikileaks-founder-assange-to-us


US Drops COVID-19 ‘Do Not Travel’ Advice for Several EU Countries: All EU/EEA countries have had the ‘Level Four: Do Not Travel’ advice for over a year now. However, after being concluded that the COVID-19 no longer causes serious health implications, CDC said that the Level Four travel health advisories would now apply only for special circumstances.
-The list of countries that have been dropped from Level Four to Level Three now includes France, Greece, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, and Switzerland. Travel to these and some other countries is no longer as highly discouraged as before.
-CDC has revealed that several other destinations, such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Turkey, among others, will also now be part of the Level Three list. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/us-drops-covid-19-do-not-travel-advice-for-several-eu-countries/


Rare phenomenon- Four planets will line up in the sky this month:
In early April, three planets: Venus, Mars, and Saturn, formed a trio in the southeast before sunrise. By mid-month, Jupiter joined this trio, including a quartet of planets- an alignment of four planets. This planetary alignment of Mars, Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter will appear in the predawn hours in the sky this month.
NASA revealed that the rare occurrence is that all of the planet’s orbits around the sun are lining up. Meanwhile, the space agency also stated that Venus’ orbit around the sun is 225 Earth days, while Saturn’s is 29 years.
The two brightest planets in the sky, Venus and Jupiter, are headed for their ultra-close conjunction on April 30th. Full article: https://www.techexplorist.com/rare-phenomenon-four-planets-line-up-sky-month/46546/ AND 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
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Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Nerja: 952 521 545
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