DigameXtra No. 2246 Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

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Lee Townsend: Live Music Friday 29 April 20.00 – 22.00.
Legends Bar, Torre del Mar. For table booking/Event Food Chicken Korma Curry please pre-book. Tel 951 53 58 71
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G 29740 Torre del Mar  FB 


Dutch Rock’n’Roll with Puck Loco: Costa del Sol Tour 2022
Featuring Dirk Vermeij & Band
-Fri 29 Apr, La Caterina, Estepona
-Sat 30 Apr, Louie louie, Estepona
-Sun 1 May, The Family Bar, Fuengirola
-Thurs 5 May, Kalifata, Benalmadena
-Fri 6 May, ZZ Pub, Malaga
-Sat 7 May, El Bar de las Motos, Benalmadena (Show moved to The Bonnet, Fuengirola) FB 


Velez Malaga Spring Celebration Aug 29 – May 1, 2022:
Velez-Malaga celebrates spring this weekend with performances by Danny Romero, Camin, Juanlu Montoya and a Salón de Ocio.
An extensive young and fresh programme in which on 30 April and 1 May, the Cerro de San Cristóbal esplanade will host free performances by these famous artists along with DJs such as Mike Morato, Sau & Jvni, Emilio González, Fernan and Antonio López and bands such as Money Makers and Electroduendes, and on 2 May to the celebration of the first ‘Salón del Ocio de Vélez-Málaga’ in the San Francisco Market with many children’s activities.  FB 


Crosstraining Elite Functional Championship- Torrox: 300 athletes from across the country will meet this weekend in the Ferrara sports zone.
-On Friday 29 Apr the event will start with a reception for participants who will perform the different tests during Saturday and Sunday, which will develop between the Ferrara sports area, the seaside walk and the beach itself. There will be cash prizes, rest zone for athletes with physiotherapy service, restoration zone, live DJ for cheer, fashion stand zone and fitness accessories with special offers, as well as challenges and raffles.
-The competition will start on Saturday at 8am, and about 11 will start the second event, both will develop on the Ferrara tracks and weightlifting and gymnastics will be played. At 4 pm, the third event will be held, a race for the seaside walk that will conclude on the beach itself. For the fourth event, early Sunday morning, the sand track will be used, to make sled drags.  FB 


TODAY – Blood Donation– Nerja: The Transfusion, Tissue and Cell Center of Malaga will conduct a new blood collection in Nerja on April 26, in the Sala Mercado, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. If you want to donate plasma, you must make an appointment by calling 951034120 / 951034121.
From the Center for Transfusion, Tissues and Cells of Malaga it is reminded that people who have donated blood before February 21, 2022 can do so again, and that blood should not have been donated more than 3 times in the last year if it is women; or 4 times, if it is a man. Source: https://www.nerja.es/donacion-de-sangre-en-nerja-7/ 


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For Sale, 2 items: Pumps
-Espa Silen 75 for swimming pool, this pump is made up from two, one had a burned out motor & the other had a split in the casing, hence one good one came out of it. I want €60 for this one.
-Espa, a 1″ household water pump in good working order, it just needs the pressure control & this one is going for €50
I am in Cómpeta, buyer to collect.
Contact John on 653 11 11 89
or email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Ikea Sniglar wooden cot, complete with clean mattress, protector, cot bumper, fitted sheets, duvet and cover. 25 euros.
-Ikea metal framed fold up single bed with clean mattress. 80cm x 190cm. 15 euros.
-Child`s tree toys. 2 swings and climbing rope. 25 euros for the set.
All excellent condition.
Please contact Mike or Linda / Competa on +34 711003229 mobile or whatsapp or email: mblong@hotmail.com 


For Sale- This is the last one of these great little units I have to sell: New Super Mini PC, DoctorLaptop Customized. Windows 11 Pro, 6Gb RAM, 2 SSD hard drives- 120Gb System drive + 240Gb Storage drive, Processor: Intel Celeron J4125, 2.0GHz base, 2.7GHz boost.
2x HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, 2x USB 2, 2x USB 3, Audio miniplug, Dual Band Wifi 2.4/5. Video: Can support 3 displays simultaneously, 4k HD. I have new Logitech business quality UK keyboards available for €25, if you need one.
Price €300, no offers. 30 day cash back warranty on hardware.
Naythan, Torrox Costa. Buyer collects. Tel 675 993 069 after 2pm, missed calls returned asap. Or Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com



News & Articles

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No Energy Bailout?- EU Rejects the Request for Reduction of Taxes on Energy: “Reducing indirect taxation is not necessarily the most effective solution to address energy affordability, especially if high prices persist.” With these arguments, the European Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, has sent a letter to the governments of each country of the European Union where he rejects the reduction of taxes on energy. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-european-commissioner-for-the-economy-asks-the-states-to-discard-the-energy-tax-reductions-requested-by-the-pp/


Fraudulent marriages to obtain residency spike in Spain: An increasing number of foreigners are attempting to gain residency in Spain through fake marriages of convenience that authorities can easily lift the lid on. Here in Spain, marriages of convenience have seen an “exponential rise” in recent years according to the Central Unit of Illegal Immigration Networks and Fake Documents (Ucrif), and for those who get caught it’s no laughing matter. Nevertheless, in recent years an increasing number of non-EU citizens are striking deals with Spanish or other EU nationals in Spain as a surefire way of obtaining residency in the country and acquiring practically the same rights as a Spaniard. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220425/fraudulent-marriages-to-obtain-residency-spike-in-spain/


Juanma Moreno sets the date of the regional elections in Andalucía:
-It was an open secret and this evening it will be confirmed. Andalusians will go to the polls on 19 June to elect the next regional government. The president of the Junta, Juanma Moreno, will today (25 April) sign the decree with the electoral call for that date, so the Parliament of Andalucía will be dissolved as of this Tuesday.
-Although the original plan was to exhaust the legislature – with the date of the elections provisionally set for 27 November – Moreno has announced an extraordinary meeting of governing council to make the official announcement this evening at 8.30pm, for the public to go to the polls some five months earlier than planned.
-Spain’s spiralling inflation and the need to have a new regional budget set as soon as possible was the argument put on the table to support the decision to bring forward the elections, which has opened a gap between Moreno and his vice president, Juan Marín, who preferred that the legislature ran its full term. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/june-juanma-moreno-20220425191533-nt.html


More ‘muddy’ rain and lower temperatures than normal:
Aemet spokesman Rubén del Campo says that a lot of the rain will be muddy, especially on Wednesday and Thursday, due to airborne sand from north Africa.
-Andalucia: From Tuesday to Thursday there will springtime storms in some areas, and these are most likely in Almería, Granada, Jaén, Cordoba and Malaga. These will be due to cold air at a high altitude, which will last until the early hours of Friday. Inland regions of Granada and Almeria could see hail and heavy showers, and there will probably be rainbows. On Thursday, Aemet expects showers in many areas, which could be heavy in eastern Andalucía.
-Malaga province: The highest probability of storms until Thursday will be in Antequera and Ronda, although showers on the coast cannot be ruled out. Aemet now predicts a 90% likelihood of rain on Wednesday and Thursday in Malaga city. On Friday, it will drop to 55% and to 20% on Saturday. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/rain-saharan-dust-20220425173535-nt.html


EU takes Spain to court over sewage again, including three more towns in Malaga province: The EU is taking legal action against Spain again over its lack of sewage treatment, and once again the province of Malaga appears in the file. Spain has already been fined millions of euros because it failed to comply with the rule that all towns with a population of over 15,000 must treat all their sewage by 2001, and now the European Commission is going back to the courts again because the country also failed to meet the requirement for all places with over 2,000 inhabitants to treat all their sewage by 2006.
-The first case referred to Coín, Nerja, Estepona – now resolved – and Alhaurín el Grande, and cost the government and the Junta de Andalucía 12.3 million euros in fines. Now, the EU is taking action about 133 towns all over Spain, including the Lower Guadalhorce area, which encompasses Álora, Pizarra and Cártama. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/guadalhorce-valley/takes-spain-court-20220425101857-nt.html


Travel Info Headlines From SchengenVisaInfo.com: Click headline to view article.
Britons Continue Losing Thousands of Pounds Due to Confusing Post-Brexit Passport Rules for Travel to EU
2/3 of Britons Don’t Have a Valid European or Global Health Insurance Card
Portugal Updates Travel Rules & Requirements Before Summer Season Kicks Off


French nun Sister Andre, 118, claims title of world’s oldest person: A French nun who recently celebrated her 118th birthday with her traditional port-and-chocolate cocktail is now the world’s oldest known person, following the death announced Monday of a Japanese woman one year her senior.
Lucile Randon, known as Sister Andre, was born in southern France on February 11, 1904, when World War I was still a decade away. She now lives at a nursing home in Toulon along the Mediterranean coast, beginning every day with breakfast and then a morning mass, though her eyes can no longer see. Photo:Nicolas Tucat, AFP. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220425-french-nun-sister-andre-118-claims-title-of-world-s-oldest-person 


Large Hadron Collider restarts to push physics to the edge:
Scientists overseeing the largest particle accelerator on Earth switched it on for the first time in three years this weekend to solve some of the biggest mysteries in physics.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the powerful particle accelerator located at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, restarted on Friday (April 22) after a three-year shutdown for maintenance and upgrades. The reactivation kicked off what scientists call Run 3, the LHC’s third science run, which will perform experiments through 2024. Photo:CERN. Full article: https://www.space.com/large-hadron-collider-restarts-run-3


Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn:
-The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk. Mr Musk, who made the shock bid less than two weeks ago, said Twitter had “tremendous potential” that he would unlock.
-The firm initially rebuffed Mr Musk’s bid, but it will now ask shareholders to vote to approve the deal. Bret Taylor, chair of Twitter’s board, said it had full assessed Mr Musk’s offer and it was “the best path forward for Twitter’s stockholders”.
-“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Mr Musk said in a statement announcing the deal. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans,” he added. He also called for a series of changes from relaxing its content restrictions to eradicating fake accounts. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61222470 


These male spiders adopted an unusual catapulting strategy to survive sexual cannibalism: Rudyard Kipling famously observed in a 1911 poem that “the female of the species is deadlier than the male.” He specifically cited female bears and cobras, but the sentiment would certainly apply to many species of spider, as some female spiders habitually consume the males after mating – a behavior known as sexual cannibalism.
-The larger females proved to be particularly aggressive during the mating process, which often ended in sexual cannibalism. The smaller male spiders who escaped that fate were able to catapult away quickly once mating had concluded. Male spiders produced a dragline anchored to the female’s web during courtship, which remained in place while mating. Once the deed was done and the female spider moved to attack, the male spider pushed himself off the web and catapulted to safety. Full article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/04/male-spiders-speedily-catapult-off-their-mates-after-sex-to-avoid-being-eaten/

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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
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