DigameXtra No. 2249 Friday, April 29th, 2022

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organisation that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Note that currently displayed in Gems Tea Room Torrox Costa is a small collection of oil paintings donated to the Nerja branch from Dot Graves. All proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to the Personnel Recovery Centre. Please visit to view and place a bid whilst enjoying Emma’s delicious cakes!
Let me draw your attention to our first annual RBL Masquerade Ball
– May 21, 2022, RBL’s first annual Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro – Ricky Lavazza and Laura Elen will entertain party-goers as they enjoy a three-course dinner and wine. Welcome drinks and canapes will be available. Tickets are 40€ for members and 45€ for non-members. Please contact our events coordinator for more info contact Kim at +34 711 077 576.
Upcoming Events:
-29th, Lunch at Nueva Arenas La Herradura
-3rd, Quiz night at Lew’s fish & chips restaurant in Torrox Costa.
-12th, Lunch at Al Andalus in Maro
-21st, Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro
-3rd, Lunch at Nueva Arenas in La Herradura
-14th, Quiz night at Lew’s fish & chips restaurant in Torrox Costa
-23rd, Lunch at Al Andalus in Maro (Armed Forces Day Lunch)
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
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or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/


Soul Survivors: Playing live Friday 29Apr 10pm
At Robert’s Top, Almuñécar
Blues & Soul with Dave Murrell on guitars & vocals, Robbie Medina on bass, and Helen MacDougall on percussion & vocals.
C/ Livry Gargan 1, Almunecar FB 


The Play Band: Sat, 30Apr, 4pm at El Calderon
Puerto de la Caleta de Velez. 80s & 90s Pop & Rock
Res: 659 476 187  FB 


Clarence Jazz Club- Weekend Events:
-Friday 29Apr 22:00 Chapi Pineda
-Saturday 30Apr 22:00 Clarence Jazz Band Sextet International Jazz Day
Address: Calle Danza Invisible 8 CP 29620 Torremolinos
Tel 951 918 087. Video below is Chapi Pineda. VIDEO LINK
Information and ticket sale on our website www.clarencejazzclub.com 

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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: New Hours, 7pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/


Malagalingo Spanish School:
-Do you want to improve your oral Spanish level in just one week?
Come to our INTENSIVE COURSES, for all levels from absolute beginners. If you are interested please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reserve one of the only 6 places for you:
INTERMEDIATE > from 18 to 22 April
BASIC > from 25 to 29 April
-Do you want to learn some Spanish in a relaxed and fun environment?
Come to our ONLY CONVERSATION LESSONS for all levels from absolute beginners. Every Tuesday and Thursday for only 7€/hr. No need to register
All our lessons at LARGE OUTDOOR TERRACE
See more information in the photos below or contact us at
Malagalingo Spanish School
+ (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo
www.malagalingo.com  Have a great week!


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Preloved castillan corner unit. Natural & yute. Measurements 57cms into each corner. Widest part 80cms Height 89cms. Price 145€
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Recommendations & Requests

PAYG Mobile Sim Card: Has anybody got any indications of which is the best PAYG sim card to sign up for. I have an old iphone which I am thinking of getting a sim for. Pete, Torrox. Email: pete.stepATbtinternetD0Tcom


News & Articles

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How Can Spanish Fuel Companies Claim Price Increases Are Necessary When They Are Posting Record Profits? Repsol doubles its profits to 1,392 million:
-Repsol has obtained a net profit of 1,392 million euros in the first quarter of the year, which means increasing its result by 115% compared to the 648 million in the same period of the previous year.
-The company will propose to increase the dividend by 5% to shareholders, up to 0.63 euros per title. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/repsol-doubles-its-profits-to-1392-million-due-to-the-rise-in-crude-oil/


Spain loses 100,200 jobs and unemployment increases by 70,900 people in the first quarter: High inflation and high energy prices took their toll on the Spanish labor market, which slowed down both in job creation and in the drop in unemployment at the start of the year. The labor market lost 100,200 employed persons in the first quarter of the year compared to the previous one. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/spain-destroys-100200-jobs-and-unemployment-increases-by-70900-people-in-the-first-quarter/


Why Is Madrid Intentionally Creating A Gas Crisis?- More Questionable Spanish Gov’t Decisions Put Gas Supplies At Risk, Again Angering Algeria:
-Algeria threatens to scrap gas contract with Spain for interfering with Algerian / Morocco conflict.
-Gas giant Algeria threatened Wednesday to break a contract to supply gas to Spain if Madrid transferred it onwards to “a third destination”, amid tensions with regional rival Morocco.
-Algeria’s state-owned energy giant Sonatrach supplied more than 40 percent of Madrid’s natural gas imports in 2021, most of which was supplied directly through the 750-kilometre (465-mile) Medgaz deepwater pipeline.
-Algeria, Africa’s largest gas exporter, previously also supplied gas through a second GME (Gaz Maghreb Europe) pipeline, which links Spain to Algeria via Morocco. But Algiers in November shut supply through the GME due to a diplomatic rupture with Rabat, depriving Morocco of Algerian gas.
-On Wednesday, Algeria’s Energy and Mines Minister Mohamed Arkab said his Spanish counterpart informed him that Madrid was to “authorise the operation, in reverse flow” of the GME pipeline, and that this would start “today or tomorrow”, an energy ministry statement said. It did not mention the country the gas would be sent to, but it is assumed to be the country connected to Spain by the GME pipeline, Morocco, who Algeria wants to block from receiving Algerian gas.
-However, in February, Spain said it would help Rabat to “guarantee its energy security” by allowing it to transport gas through the GME.
-Algiers warned that any routing of “Algerian natural gas delivered to Spain, whose destination is none other than that provided for in the contracts, will be considered as a breach of contractual commitments.” Doing so “could result in the termination of the contract between Sonatrach and its Spanish customers”. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20220428-algeria-threatens-to-scrap-gas-contract-with-spain-amid-tensions-with-morocco


You can already ask for the vote-by-mail elections in Andalusia 2022: {Translation}
-The vote by mail application can be done in all the Post Offices and is open from this Thursday.
-Voters who decide to vote by post may request a certificate of registration in the Electoral Census of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia until 9 June (inclusive). Obtaining this certificate is an essential requirement to be able to vote by post and can be requested online at http://www.correos.es or in person at any post office in Spain.
-According to the communiqué, voters can request their vote via the Correos website (www.correos.es), without having to go to a post office in person.
-In this application form, which avoids having to travel, the interested party must prove their identity by means of an electronic signature and the certificates of physical person recognised by the Ministry of Industry and the electronic DNI (DNI-e) are accepted as valid identification systems. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-puede-pedir-voto-correo-para-elecciones-andalucia-2022-202204281257_noticia.html


Votes for life in UK general elections for British expats finally becomes law: British citizens living in Spain are celebrating today after the law in the UK changed to allow them to vote in Westminster elections. The move could affect hundreds of thousands of expats across Spain and many more Britons worldwide.
The new ruling is part of a bigger elections bill which received Royal Assent this Thursday, 28 April, and British ministers have committed to implementing it within the current parliament. Previously, UK citizens lost the right to vote 15 years after they last voted there. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/votes-life-general-20220428163546-nt.html


British Airways to Continue Cancelling Flights to Europe Until June Due to Staff Shortages: According to the Chief Executive of the travel consultancy PC Agency, Paul Charles, the slow processing of security passes for airline staff had led to delays in boosting staff numbers. Charles stressed that such an issue would continue, not just with British Airways but with other airlines as well. More than 1,000 flights have been cancelled by British Airways over the last three weeks. In addition, Secretary of State for Transport of the United Kingdom Grant Shapps has called on the airlines to get reliability back into the system again. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/british-airways-to-continue-to-cancelling-flights-to-europe-until-june-due-to-staff-shortages/


Spain out of 2023 Rugby World Cup for using ineligible player in qualifying: Spain will not play at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France because it used an ineligible player in qualifying, World Rugby and the Spanish rugby federation said Thursday.
-The federation said World Rugby has decided to sanction Spain with a fine and the loss of five points for each match it played with South Africa-born front-rower Gavin van der Berg on the team.
-Spain had qualified for its second Rugby World Cup – and first since 1999 – in March, but it will drop out of the qualifying places. Romania will take its place and Portugal will advance to the world repechage tournament in November.
-The investigation was opened after a complaint by the Romanian rugby federation about Spain illegally fielding Van der Berg. The Spanish federation said it was looking into the possibility that the player’s passport was forged and opened a disciplinary procedure to investigate the case. It has 14 days to appeal the decision by World Rugby. Full article: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/article-spain-out-of-2023-rugby-world-cup-for-using-ineligible-player-in/ 


In Andalusia, two cases of severe unaffiliated hepatitis have been detected (13 total detections) in people aged 0-16 years: {Translation, summary}
-One of them is confirmed and the other considered probable, between 1 January and 22 April this year.
-In the same period, a total of 13 cases have been detected in Spain, of which eight meet the criteria of a confirmed case.
-In Spain, the 8 confirmed cases (3 boys and 5 girls between the ages of 18 months and 7 years) initiated symptoms between January 2 and March 24, 2022 and have their residence in the Community of Madrid, Catalonia (2 of them), Galicia (2), Andalucía, Castilla-La Mancha and Aragon. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/detectados-andalucia-dos-casos-hepatitis-grave-no-filiada-ninos-0-16-anos/


You can finally remove your phone number and email address from Google Search results – here’s how: With the internet in a constant state of evolution, people with less-than-savory intentions will, unfortunately, always be looking for ways to compromise you by tracking down your most sensitive information. Finally, though, Google is taking greater strides in protecting internet users from having their data fall into the wrong hands.
Google has officially announced that it’s expanding its personally identifiable info (PII) removal policies, with users now able to request the removal of sensitive information including email addresses, phone numbers, and home addresses should they spot them in Google Search results. Full article: https://www.techradar.com/how-to/you-can-finally-remove-your-phone-number-and-email-address-from-google-search-results-heres-how

Editor Comment To Previous Article- This is a double edged sword as Big Tech introduces advanced tracking/tracing/data collection methods: Google Artificial Intelligence already has a profile of you. They may remove your online info, but they won’t forget it, and they won’t quit selling it. To remove your exposed data, they will require you identify each item and where it is located. That’s a hassle, you know they could search for, and find these items more efficiently than you can. You need that info when you visit the “disconnect tool” website, VPNs not allowed, and there confirm a bunch of confidential info to prove you are who you say you are. As soon as you visit their site they will instantly scan your cookies to collect all the search terms you’ve used, and a list of all the websites you have visited recently. Now they have connected you, and all your online activity to your true location, and probably your exact address, using your un-hidden IP address. If you found your mobile phone number online, they may now also have the complete history of your daily movements, that your phone service provider collects as your phone pings the nearest tower while you move from place to place. JACKPOT! For Google, the data they just collected from you is now far more valuable, as it is connected to a confirmed person and address and phone number. Google’s advertisers pay far more for info allowing them to target ads to specific persons with a profile of known interests & buying habits & contact info & travel routines. After this one last thorough data harvest, Google may remove from public view the items as requested. They’ll even congratulate you afterwards for being security conscientious. But privately they are thinking, “we don’t need your stinkin’ cookies…” You see, they are moving on to new methods of tracking & tracing you. “A device fingerprint, machine fingerprint, or browser fingerprint is information collected about a remote computing device for the purpose of identification. Fingerprints can be used to fully or partially identify individual users or devices even when cookies are turned off.” Anyone who is curious about the current advancements in tracking and targeted ads, in plain English without a ton of jargon, should read this article, “Browser Fingerprinting: What Is It And What Should You Do About It?” at https://pixelprivacy.com/resources/browser-fingerprinting/


What to do if the ATM does not give you the money or keeps your card: It is rare that it happens, but sometimes, after having carried out a transaction, you do not receive the cash. Follow the steps here to claim what is yours.
-First of all, check that the cash exit slot of the ATM is not blocked and if the incident occurs during office hours, report the problem. If the branch is closed or it is an ATM not located in a bank branch, do not leave without your money. Call the telephone number for incident assistance that should appear at the cashier and request that they give you an incident number for your claim. Take photos if possible, and write down the details of the cashier, as well as the time the operation was carried out.
-What if the ATM has swallowed the card? So after completing an operation, the ATM does not return the card. It’s probably a technical problem, expired card, or blocked because you have made a mistake several times when entering the PIN, and for security reasons the ATM retains the card. In this case it is recommended to block the affected card by calling the phone number authorized for this purpose by the card issuer. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/what-to-do-if-the-cashier-does-not-give-you-the-money/ 

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Churches & Worship

New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 


El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 


St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 


Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am.
Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334


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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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