DigameXtra No. 2248 Thursday, April 28th, 2022

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International Day of Dance- 29 April:
-Nerja. The Paseo Balcón de Europa, the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, and the Museum of Nerja will host the events planned to commemorate the International Day of the Dance next Friday, April 29, Nerja.
At 11.00 a.m., on the Paseo Balcón de Europa, the show “La Danza y su Folklore” will take place, with the participation of the students of the Sevillanas group and the Nerja Senior Citizens’ Centre, and the percussion performance by the teachers of the School of Music.
Later, at 12.00, the Nerja Museum will host the performance “Va i vé”, where the saxophonist Elisa Urrestarazu from Nerja, together with the teacher of the Municipal School of Music and Dance of Nerja, Ximena Carnevale, will perform an interdisciplinary show where music and dance join electroacoustic and audiovisual art.
At 13.15 the Villa de Nerja Cultural Centre will offer classical ballet and modern dance performances by the students of the advanced group of the Nerja School of Music and Dance, taught by Sara del Pino.
The programmed events will conclude with the show “El arte de perder cada día” by the Fernando Hurtado Dance Company, which will take place in the Cultural Centre at 20.30 hours. A dance-theatre show about the story of a woman struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. Info, Spanish: https://cultura.nerja.es/?s=El+arte+de+perder+cada+d%C3%ADa
-Almuñécar. Officially the International Day of Dance is April 29th, but will be celebrated May 1st, 8pm in Almuñécar. A great show featuring the Orchestra of the UGR and the performances of the dancers from the National Dance Company Irene Ureña and Alvaro Madrigal.
The program includes a selection of slavonic Dances Op. 46, A. Dvorak. Timor Mortis, dance show. To which is added the Symphony No. 3 Op. 90 in f major J. Brahms; the arabian Dance from the suite from the ballet Nutcracker, Op. 71, P. I. Tchaikovsky and Dance macabre Op. 40” C. Saint-Saens ‘ which will act as solo violinist with the herradureña, Mercedes Barné.
Tickets & Info: https://bravoentradas.es/es/events/dia-internacional-de-la-danza-orquesta-ugr-almunecar , or at Eroski Travel and House of Culture. 


Car Boot/Market: Sunday 1st May.
El Pantano Restaurant, Lake Vinuela.
This popular monthly Car Boot/ Market is on Sunday 1st May at El Pantano Restaurant car park overlooking Lake Vinuela. Time 9.30 am to 1pm.
Location is easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right-hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore- old and new.
– Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
– Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
– Homemade Marmalades and Chutneys
– Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
– Greetings cards.
– Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing at this well-established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available. Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: Always keep a close eye on the weather forecasts! If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday.
The current forecast for this coming Sunday, looks fine & sunny.
For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on the new mobile number of 633 878 471


Bar Atila- Puente don Manuel: Saturday 30th April at 6pm
Live Music from Jack Cade Revolution. Reservations essential.
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table or preorder meals
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
C/ Buena Vista 9, Puente don Manuel PIC


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How will the proposed electricity agreement affect our bills, and when?: On Tuesday 3 May the Spanish government is due to approve the decree which will limit the price of gas on the wholesale market to 50 euros/Megawatt hour for the next 12 months.
-With the prices of electricity having shot up in recent months, an average bill of 60 euros a month has doubled even when consumption has remained the same. If the gas is limited to 50 euros/MWh and the electric pool is capped at around 140 euros/MWh, the average bill could be reduced by around 40%. For the moment, IVA will remain at 10% and the Electricity Tax at 0.5%. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/will-electricity-agreement-20220427110925-nt.html


The CEOE denounces that only one in four euros of European funds has reached companies: The execution of the European funds is not progressing at the expected rate. The cruising speed with which the Government hoped to start this 2022 is diluted in light of the data that is becoming known. Data, moreover, that have not been made public but are due to private calculations: only one in four euros have actually reached companies.
“According to the calculations carried out, based on the budget execution data of the General State Intervention (IGAE), they only distributed funds totaling 805 million euros, of the almost 3,000 million that the State manages directly. In other words, only 27% of the total received from Brussels has reached the business sector, ”says the second monitoring report on community money prepared by the CEOE. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-ceoe-denounces-that-only-one-in-four-euros-of-european-funds-has-reached-companies/


The Trofeo Diputación de Málaga Motor Racing Championship hosts eight events in the province in its 2022 edition: {Translation}
-The Trofeo Diputación de Málaga Motor Racing Championship will host eight meetings in its 2022 edition in the municipalities of Casabermeja, Estepona, Periana, Campillos, Colmenar, Casarabonela and Cañete la Real.
-This was announced by the Deputy for Sports, Cristóbal Ortega, together with Manuel Alonso Borbalán, President of the Andalusian Automobile Federation. In this regard, Ortega stressed that “the province of Malaga, being so mountainous, enjoys unique locations and landscapes for the development of motorsport”.
-Among the various motor racing events, a time trial rally took place in Casabermeja on 5 March, the Estepona climb was held on 26 March, and the next competitions will be held on 30 April (time trial rally) in Periana, on 28 May (slalom) in Campillos, on 18 June (uphill) in Colmenar, on 3 September (uphill) in Casarabonela, on 8 October (timed section) in Cañete la Real, and the last one will be on 30 October (slalom) in Casabermeja.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-campeonato-de-automovilismo-trofeo-diputacion-de-malaga-acoge-ocho-encuentros-en-la-provincia-en-su-edicion-2022/


The largest cruise ship in the world will dock on the Costa del Sol in Malaga on Saturday: Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas is said to be the largest cruise ship in the world. The ship is set to dock at Malaga port on Saturday, April 30. The cruise ship will be visiting Malaga as part of a 14-day luxury voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Spain’s Barcelona. Malaga will be the ship’s first European port of call. Wonder of the Seas comes complete with 18 decks and has a maximum capacity of nearly 7,000 passengers. The ship can also boast of having nearly 3,000 cabins of different types. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/26/largest-cruise-ship-in-the-world-will-dock-in-malaga-on-saturday/ 


Adrenaline Race- An obstacle course competition comes to Motril: {Translation} The event will be held May 7th in the Plaza de Toros and its surroundings, and there are currently more than 400 people registered.
-This is the first test of a national league that is done in different locations and that is being a success in all the locations.
-This is a circuit of 7.5 kilometers, with more than 35 obstacles , among which there will be reptadas, load and transport various objects, breaks walls, mounds and holes of earth and mud, climbing structures, and obstacles in suspension, among others, being a mix between the show humor yellow, the ‘ninja warrior’ and an american track.
-For the inscriptions, open until the next May 4, go to the website, see link below. It has also highlighted the importance of having volunteers to help the participants to move through the test, for which you need to send us an e-mail to info@adrenalinerace.es.
Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/motril-acoge-carrera-obstaculos-adrenaline-race/
Official Website: https://adrenalinerace.es/ AND VIDEO LINK 


Russia cuts natural gas to 2 NATO nations in escalation: Russia cut off natural gas to NATO members Poland and Bulgaria on Wednesday and threatened to do the same to other countries, dramatically escalating its standoff with the West over the war in Ukraine. European leaders decried the move as “blackmail.”
-A day after the U.S. and other Western allies vowed to speed more and heavier weapons to Ukraine, the Kremlin used its most most essential export as leverage against two of Kyiv’s staunch backers. Gas prices in Europe shot up on the news. The tactic could eventually force targeted nations to ration gas and deal another blow to economies suffering from rising prices. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-kyiv-business-bulgaria-moldova-2505307f5dcc882d38bab642ffce649f


Von der Leyen warns companies that if they pay in rubles for Russian gas, that violates the EU sanctions: {Translation, summary}
-The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has warned on Monday that businesses who buy gas from Russia, that if you give in to the “blackmail” of the Kremlin, to pay in rubles when it is not provided for in their contracts of purchase, this will constitute a violation of the sanctions that the European Union imposes on the regime of Vladimir Putin, and that could have legal consequences for these companies.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-von-der-leyen-avisa-empresas-si-pagan-rublos-gas-ruso-violaran-sanciones-ue-20220427144942.html


Spain recalls a well-known osteoporosis drug: The health alert notice affects the following batches manufactured by PHARMATHEN INTERNATIONAL SA:
-ALENDRONIC ACID / COLECALCIFEROL SEMANAL ARISTO 70 MG/2,800 IU TABLETS EFG, 4 tablets (NR: 82792, CN: 720437). Lot: 1008212, expiry date 06/30/2022
Lot: 1008320, expiry date 07/31/2022
Lot: 1106001, expiry date 04/30/2023
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/health-alert-spain-20220425170452-nt.html


A respiratory virus that resembles Covid-19 is going around, but it isn’t coronavirus: GPs at health centres are reporting a number of cases where patients have a respiratory virus with symptoms similar to those of Covid-19, but they test negative for the coronavirus. The symptoms are moderate fever (around 38 degrees), generally feeling unwell, cough, runny nose, muscular pain and joint pain. The symptoms pass in two or three days and only a few patients have needed to be signed off sick for a short period.
-It is a respiratory virus which isn’t coronavirus, A-type flu or B-type flu. These have been ruled out by tests, doctors have old SUR. “It’s very like Covid, but the tests are negative. What we know is that it is a catarrhal or flu-like virus, and there are a great many of those,” one GP. Making a precise diagnosis is made even more difficult by the fact that doctors are also seeing patients with flu. This is unusual at this time of year, because flu normally appears in November and disappears by the end of February or early March. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/respiratory-virus-that-20220427131644-nt.html


The Return of Analog Audio?: The patented technology – developed by producer T Bone Burnett – aims to “mark the first breakthrough in analog sound reproduction in more than 70 years”.
-Bob Dylan has re-recorded a series of his classic songs with T Bone Burnett, which will be released on a new ultra-high-definition recording medium developed and patented by the multi-Grammy-winning producer.
-Representing “the first breakthrough in analog sound reproduction in more than 70 years”, the technology – dubbed Ionic Originals – yields the “pinnacle of recorded sound”, Burnett says. “It is archival quality,” he says. “It is future-proof. It is one of one.” The technology, Burnett explains, consists of a lacquer painted onto an aluminum disc, with a spiral etched into it with music, much in the same way as vinyl. The discs, Burnett promises, “possess a depth, resonance and sonic fidelity that exceeds that of vinyl, CD, streaming or any other means to experience recorded music”
(It has not been announced if these new “records” will play on current turntables. Another similar project by Neil Young, to distribute super high quality audio, with Walkman sized ultra-high speed DAT players, never took off. -Ed.) Full article: https://www.guitarworld.com/news/bob-dylan-t-bone-burnett-ionic-originals 

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Weekly Markets
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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
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Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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