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.
-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.
-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


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)


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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Aqua Aerobic class: Torrox Pool. Every Saturday 13.00-14.00
I have a few spaces for May. All levels of fitness
If interested please text me: 605624551
jenniferjoule7@hotmail.com ; Jennifer, Nerja 


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Castillan hallway unit. Yute & Natural Measurements
90 x 31 x 74cms Price 125€
-Preloved mirror & hallway unit Natural & yute
Measurements Mirror 56.50 x 75cms
Hallway unit 76 x 29.50 x 79cms Price 120€
-Table with 4 matching chairs 90 x 90 x 75cms Price 45€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


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 


News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


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 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/ 


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/


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:


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/ 


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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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

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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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

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