DigameXtra No. 2275 Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

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New art exhibition: Reflejos de la Vida.
An exciting, not to be missed art exhibition is opening this week at Sala 98, Calle Real, Frigiliana, featuring the work of local artists Christina Hallett and Elspeth Jenkins. A colourful and vibrant mix of landscape and figurative paintings reflecting the beauty, light, and nature of life around them here in the Axarquia.
Open Thursdays – Sundays, 2nd-5th and 9th-12th inclusive, 11.00-14.00h, evening viewings by appointment, contact Christina 654186266 or Elspeth 722252077 

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For Sale: Krafwin Supreme Style Kids Adjustable roller blades/skates. Sizes 34 – 37 10€. Carol, Nerja
carolellul18 at gmail dot com 

 

For Sale: Planters for Balcony Railing or freestanding Capri White
-3 planters 60 cm 8€ each
-1 planter 40 cm 6€
Ingrid, Algarrobo Costa. Email: udahl@gmx.de 2PICs
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For Sale, 2 items:
-Optisan telescope for Land and sky observation, has 48inch tripod, carry case and various lenses. The Plastic end piece is cracked. 30€
-Reduced: Crazy fit vibration plate with remote control, 3 levels of difficulty with an exercise card 50€ ono.
Alison, Nerja. marcali1979@gmail.com tel 606571139. 

 

For Sale: Mobile phone. Xiaomi Poco M3 M2010J19CG 64gb black. Hardly used. 6.53″ IPS LCD 1080×2340, Android 11 (MUI 12.5.6)
64gb 4gb ram, Camera 48 MP, Battery Li-Po 6000 mAh
DUOS (dual sim), Fingerprint, accelerometer, fm-radio
Proximity, compass, gps. Price: €100. Edith, Torrox
edithkoster@hotmail.com ; 624652210 

 

For Rent: Long term rental. Apartment in the countryside for one or two adults. Pool. Two bedrooms, living room/kitchen, bathroom, garden. Floor heating. Situated half way between Vélez Málaga and Arenas, excellent access, seaview. 550€/month, electricity included in the rent.
Contact Madeleine in Arenas tel +34 699757798 or mvaderlind@gmail.com 

 

Wanted: Washing Machine. Anyone selling a front loader washing machine. Please contact me. Geoff, Torrox, 666322732 On Watsap
Email: Gailand Geoff @ yahoo dot co dot uk

 

News & Articles

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MONKEYPOX

The number of people in Spain infected by monkeypox now rises to 120, or 22 more than last Friday: Of the total of 245 cases analyzed, 125 cases have tested negative for smallpox and other orthopoxviruses, the Ministry of Health has reported. The community with the most infected is Madrid, with 72 positive cases, including the only woman infected in Spain. Full article:
https://spainsnews.com/the-number-of-positives-for-monkeypox-reaches-120/

 

Andalusia adds four confirmed cases of monkeypox: {Translation, summary} 30/05/2022 11:56
-The Regional Minister for Health has indicated that there are already four confirmed cases of monkeypox in Andalusia, two in Seville, one in Cadiz and one in Malaga, and there are 19 cases under investigation, “five are probable, because the epidemiological chain confirms that there has been contact with positives, and 14 are suspected”. In addition, 13 cases have been ruled out.
-Of the 19 cases currently under investigation, the Health Minister said that 13 are in Malaga, two in Cadiz, one in Seville and three in Almeria.
-Aguirre also specified that the four positive cases are male and all of them “have been imported from other Autonomous Communities where they have had risky relationships which have been the cause of contagion”. He also pointed out that “they are all recovering, there has been no need for hospitalisation and they are in home isolation”. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1053248/andalucia-suma-cuatro-casos-confirmados-de-viruela-del-mono/

SPAIN

New reform for the autónomo, with increases of up to 49% of the Social Security fee as proposed by Minister José Luis Escrivá, rejected by unions: The president of the association, Lorenzo Amor, confirmed this Monday through social networks the “no” to the new proposal for sections of the Government. “It means raising between 33% and 90% the contributions to the self-employed who earn more than €1,700 / month and a lowering of only by 15% to those who earn less (€670 / month). Full article:
https://spainsnews.com/escriva-proposes-a-new-reform-for-the-self-employed-with-increases-of-up-to-49-of-the-social-security-fee/

UK

Travel Warning Issued for Britons Entering Portugal Due to Confusion Over E-gates: Authorities in the United Kingdom have once again issued a travel warning in order to clarify entry requirements for Britons who plan to visit Portugal. Such a travel warning has been published after Portugal’s e-gate policy has often been criticised for causing confusion among travellers. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/travel-warning-issued-for-britons-entering-portugal-due-to-confusion-over-e-gates/

EUROPE

EU fails to agree Russian oil ban despite onslaught on outskirts of Sievierodonetsk: EU leaders made clear they would fail to agree on a Russian oil import ban at a summit in Brussels, prompting swift criticism from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy who said they were too soft on Moscow. Full article:
https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/ukrainian-defenders-hold-out-donbas-city-2022-05-30/

 

Gazprom Cuts Off Gas Supply To The Netherlands: Russian gas giant Gazprom has announced that it will stop gas supplies to the Netherlands by Wednesday, in a reaction to the refusal by Dutch energy trader GasTerra to pay in rubles. Full article: https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Gazprom-Cuts-Off-Gas-Supply-To-The-Netherlands.html

SPORTS

Tennis News- Poland’s Iga Swiatek Wins Again: Iga celebrates win over China’s Qinwen Zheng during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Monday, May 30, 2022 in Paris. Swiatek won 6-7, 6-0, 6-2. Next to try to stop Swiatek will be 11th-seeded Jessica Pegula, who advanced to her third major quarterfinal – and first in Paris – with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania, who was fined $10,000 last week when she threw her racket and it bounced into the stands, brushing a child in a front-row seat.
Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-french-open-rafael-nadal-novak-djokovic-nhl-8d32e254d6f875a092a2a4e3b6ca981f 

OTHER

Music- In case you were unaware, the hottest thing in live music these days is the Jeff Beck & Johnny Depp Project (with ladies on bass, drums & cello!)- Depp surprises fans at Royal Albert Hall Jeff Beck concerts: The actor joined Jeff Beck at London’s Royal Albert Hall playing seven songs including Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing and John Lennon’s Isolation. Beck said: ‘We first met when he knocked on my dressing room door five years ago.” Concert-goers had expressed hope the actor may appear at the Royal Albert Hall in west London after performing with Beck at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday. Depp 58, and Beck, 77, frequently recorded together during lockdown in the initial wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Depp has been playing guitar in a band with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry called the Hollywood Vampires since 2015. For those who are unaware, Depp was already a guitarist when he arrived in Hollywood to begin his acting career. VIDEO LINK 
Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10869267/Johnny-Depp-comes-stage-Jeff-Beck-performance-Royal-Albert-Hall-Heard-verdict.html

 

Hundreds of sarcophagi and statues unearthed in an Egyptian necropolis: A team of archaeologists have unearthed in the Saqqara necropolis 250 painted wooden sarcophagi and a bronze chest with 150 statues, also in bronze, of ancient Egyptian deities some 2,500 years old. The statues represent the ancient Egyptian deities Bastet, Anubis, Osiris, Amunmeen, Isis, Nefertum, and Hathor, as well as instruments used during Isis rituals, such as the Sistrum. A beautifully carved headless statue of the engineer Imhotep was also discovered. A collection of Late Period painted intact wooden sarcophagi with mummies inside burial pits was also unearthed along with amulets, wooden boxes and statues with gilt faces. In addition, a statue painted by a distinguished duo depicting the deities Isis and Nephthys mourning the dead was also found. Photo:EFE. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/hundreds-of-sarcophagi-and-statues-unearthed-in-an-egyptian-necropolis/ 

 

Man disguised as old woman throws cake at the Mona Lisa: A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth.
-Videos posted on social media appear to show a young man in a wig and lipstick who had arrived in a wheelchair. The man, whose identity was unknown, was also seen throwing roses in the museum gallery on Sunday.
-The cake attack left a conspicuous white creamy smear on the glass but the famous work by Leonardo da Vinci wasn’t damaged. Photo:Reuters. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/culture/20220530-man-disguised-in-wig-throws-cake-at-glass-protecting-the-mona-lisa 

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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:
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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

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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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

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DigameXtra No. 2274 Monday, May 30th, 2022

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Memorial Day 2022

 

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.
*****Trips*****
June
-10th – Trip to the Alpujarras €18,50pp, visiting Capileria and Pampaneria and hopefully buying cherries as it is cherry season and the best cherries come from the Alpujarras. If you are looking for love – drink from the fountain in Pampaneria – they say you will soon find your love!
-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
July
-1st – 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.
-22nd – Day trip to Cadiz with Guide €35pp. Cádiz, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe, with archaeological remains dating to the 12th century BC, was founded by the Phoenicians. It has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. It is also the site of the University of Cádiz.
Situated on a narrow slice of land surrounded by the sea‚ Cádiz is, in most respects, a typically Andalusian city with well-preserved historical landmarks. The older part of Cádiz, within the remnants of the city walls, is commonly referred to as the Old Town (Spanish: Casco Antiguo). It is characterized by the antiquity of its various quarters (barrios), among them El Pópulo, La Viña, and Santa María, which present a marked contrast to the newer areas of town. While the Old City’s street plan consists of narrow winding alleys connecting large plazas, newer areas of Cádiz typically have wide avenues and more modern buildings. In addition, the city is dotted with numerous parks where exotic plants flourish, including giant trees allegedly brought to Spain by Columbus from the New World
-29th – Trip to the Biopark in Fuengirola €30pp TBC includes entry to the park
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 Restaurant- El Morche:
As mentioned last week, I wonder how many Digamites are familiar with Poké. No, not Pokémon, totally unrelated, but both are very popular in certain circles! Poké, (pronounced poh-keh not poke-ee), is a classic chopped raw fish salad, first created in the late 1970’s by Hawaiian fishermen. It started as a quick and easy fishermen’s ‘’fast food’’ but it soon grew to global proportions, so much so that you can find a Poké chain of restaurants with very appreciative customers. In Bio Beach, you can select one of three choices of marinated fish (not raw), salmon, tuna and shrimp. The staff will not mind if you like to switch things around. For example, my favourite combination is the cold salmon with a base of warm quinoa, cool crunchy cucumbers, creamy avocadoes and sweet ripe tomatoes. The menu will present all the specifics! And check the rest of the menu, it is full of tasty surprises and delicious food combinations. Bio Beach offers you some of the best food, company and vistas in La Costa del Sol. Watch this space and we’ll introduce you to Poke next time. Happy Munching! The staff is professional, friendly and make you feel totally at home! Tell them DigameXtra sent you there!
The Bio Beach lectures are taking a pause for the summer. We will resume in September with a food presentation on Wed. Sept. 14th at 11am. These programmes 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. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. We look forward to see you there! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 

 

Dinner & Jazz: Sunday 05.06.2022 from 18:30. Casa Arts, Alcaucin
Rubite Band is a brand new crossover project with the musicians
Mark Hewins (electric/midi guitar)
Roberto Bellatalla (contrabass)
Eric Peachey (percussion and drums)
Uwe Mühlhäuser (flute, voice, harmonicas)
Swen Tammen (ngoni, piano)
The musical bandwidth extends from jazz, funky rhythms, to meditative, delicate & experimental soundscapes and African influences as well. So let surprise yourself what kind of acoustic colours will be painted on this evening.
And enjoy by the way the Casa Arts Menu at the side of the illuminated pool .
Sunday 05.06.2022 from 18:30
reserve your seat (15€ for the menu, vegan and non-veg)
if you like the music please donate into the box
Web: https://casa-arts.wixsite.com/casa-arts
Email: Swen.Tammen AT web D0T de ; Phone: +32 484668499 

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For Sale, 2 items:
-A complete Hohner Blues Harmonica Set (7 harmonicas) together with a ‘Harmonica for Dummies’ book and an un-opened Ultimate Beginner Xpress DVD by David Hart. 50€ (105€ new)
-Un-opened single fitted sheet, single cotton duvet cover and single anti-allergy mattress protector. All from Dunnes, all white. 15€ (38€ in store)
Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa. Can meet.
clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com 

 

News & Articles

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ANDALUCIA

Parents may enroll their children in the school from the 1st of June: {Translation}
-On Wednesday, 1st June, the enrolment period for the second cycle of Infant, Primary and Special Education in Andalusia opens, as well as for the Infant Education cycle (up to three years old).
-All Infant, Primary and Special Education students must formalize their enrolment for the next academic year 2022/23 by completing the form provided by the school itself or which can be downloaded from the Schooling Portal of the Regional Ministry of Education and Sport.
-In this way, families will be able to manage their enrolment through the Virtual Secretary’s Office on the Regional Ministry’s website without having to go to the schools. This online procedure allows the enrolment including the complementary services of school canteen, morning classes and extracurricular activities as well as authorizing the use of images.
-The deadline for enrolment for the second cycle of Infant, Primary and Special Education is 8 June and until 10 June for students in the first cycle of Infant Education (up to three years), according to a statement from the Regional Ministry of Education. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/padres-podran-matricular-hijos-colegio-junio-curso-escolar-infantil-primaria-educacion-especial/

 

Two earthquakes of 2/2.1 degrees registered in Casabermeja: {Translation}
-Two low-intensity earthquakes have been recorded this past morning in Casamerbeja. The first of a magnitude of 2 degrees on the Richter scale, and the second of 2.1 degrees, according to data collected by the National Geographic Institute (IGN), which lists the details of the earthquakes on its website.
-Shortly before 2 a.m. this Sunday (01:53) the first tremor occurred, giving a depth under the municipality of 20 kilometers and a magnitude of 2 degrees, as indicated by the IGN.
-Two and a half hours later, at 04:23, the second earthquake was felt, a magnitude one tenth higher (2.1 degrees) and at a depth of 17 kilometers. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/terremotos-Casabermeja_0_1687931441.html 

MALAGA

Gluten-free cuisine of Málaga- “A loaf of bread with gluten costs 70 cents and for people with celiac disease three euros”: {Translation, summary}
-“A gluten-free sponge cake can cost five euros and with gluten it costs only one euro”. The same goes for bread, which “a loaf of bread with gluten can cost 70 cents and a packet of bread for coeliacs costs three euros”, says Marta Rodríguez, who has suffered from coeliac disease since she was 12 years old. On the other hand, Lucía Román, who has had coeliac condition for some years now, assures us that “there is an increasing variety of products”.
-In Malaga, you can find El Pastelero Real, an establishment that has been selling gluten-free products since the end of 2016. Its owner confirms that the price of items for coeliacs is much higher than those containing gluten, “a kilo of normal flour can cost around 40 cents, a kilo of gluten-free flour costs around four and a half euros”. This means that the bakery does not have much margin with the final price of the product, but they are confident that “if things are done well in the end, people will come back”.
-On the other hand, Nanci, owner of Vida Libre de Gluten (pic), where she prepares Argentinian empanadas, pizzas, hamburgers and desserts, says that “sometimes it is difficult to get the ingredients at an affordable price”. But she also guarantees that within her menu, the difference in cost between gluten-free and gluten-free products is minimal, as she considers that the dishes she prepares in a normal establishment “usually cost 10% less, so there is some difference, but not that much”. Photo:Javier Albiñana. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Celiacos-Malaga-gluten-centimos-euros_0_1685233393.html

UK

No deal reached yet for UK driving licence holders to swap to a Spanish permit:
-No agreement has been reached between the British and Spanish governments to allow people living in Spain who hold UK driving licences to swap to a Spanish one without taking a test.
-Since 30 April, when a grace period for using UK licences after Brexit ended, expats who were unable to swap to a Spanish licence before Brexit, or who came later and have been living in Spain for more than six months, have had to stop driving. The alternative is to pay and prepare for theory and practical driving tests – for which there are few appointments in some areas.
-Sources have said the sticking point between the UK and Spain on a simpler swap deal, which Spain has in place with many other countries, is that Spain also wants real-time access to the UK’s data on who owns vehicles with British number plates when they are stopped in Spain. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/deal-reached-driving-20220527110322-ntvo.html

 

Boris Johnson ‘will announce return of imperial measurements to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’: Shops could soon be allowed to sell products in pounds and ounces after UK’s break from EU. The EU weights and measures directive came into force in 2000, with traders legally required to use metric units for sale-by-weight or the measure of fresh produce. Pint glasses will also be adorned with a Crown for the first time in nearly 20 years after Ministers axed EU rules banning the patriotic symbol. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10865255/Boris-Johnson-announce-return-imperial-measurements-mark-Queens-Platinum-Jubilee.html 

 

Pub chain flogging bargain pints for just 6p to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend: On Monday (May 30), anyone visiting a Greene King Local Pub or a Flaming Grill establishment will be able to take advantage of the thirst-quenching price, which is the same as an average pint cost during the Queen’s 1952 coronation. The offer entitles customers to a pint of Greene King’s IPA using the secret codeword ‘1952’ when ordering. It will mark the start of the Jubilee celebrations, kicking off a week of festivities that is sure to be full of entertainment. Full article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/pub-chain-flogging-pints-just-27093276 

SPORTS

Formula 1 News:
-Mick Schumacher’s car splits in two in high-speed crash: Mick Schumacher walked away unharmed from a big crash (pic) at the Monaco Grand Prix that prompted the second red flag of the event. When the race resumed, Red Bull’s Sergio Perez led a rolling start. Full article: https://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/34004635/mick-schumacher-car-splits-two-pieces-big-crash-wet-monaco-grand-prix
-Red Bull’s Sergio Perez wins wild Monaco GP as Ferrari squander victory: Just one week on from being denied victory at the Spanish Grand Prix after obeying a team order to give the lead to teammate Max Verstappen, Perez turned in a superb drive in changing conditions to claim the third win of his Formula One career at the championship’s most famous race. Perez held off pressure from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, who finished just over one second behind, with Verstappen and Charles Leclerc both finishing within three seconds of victory at the finish. Full article: https://www.espn.com/f1/report?id=600014133 ]

 

Indy 500- Swedish driver Ericsson gives Ganassi another Indy 500 win: It is the fifth Indy 500 victory for team owner Chip Ganassi, who caught a ride to the victory podium on the side of Ericsson’s car. Ericsson is the second Swede to win the Indy 500 in 106 runnings, joining 1999 winner Kenny Brack. Photo:AP/AJ Mast. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/indianapolis-500-sports-jimmie-johnson-auto-racing-5de3cffb190a3853d13fb2fccad7a406 

 

Tennis News- French Open 2022: 
-Third seed Alexander Zverev recovered from some lapses of concentration and an erratic serve to beat Spain’s Bernabe Zapata Miralles 7-6(11) 7-5 6-3 on Sunday and move into the French Open last eight.
https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/zverev-stutters-recovers-reach-french-open-last-eight-2022-05-29/
-Rafa Nadal overcame a sluggish start and a stiff challenge from Canadian ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime with an enthralling 3-6 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 win on Sunday to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final with world number one Novak Djokovic. Photos:Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/nadal-edges-auger-aliassime-thriller-book-djokovic-date-2022-05-29/ 

 

French Open, Late Update- Carlos Alcaraz beats Sebastian Korda 6-4 6-4 6-2 to book his place in the fourth round of the French Open:
Korda arrived in Paris as the only person to have beaten Alcaraz on clay this season and he put up an excellent fight, but the Spaniard’s level was extremely impressive as he claimed the win in two hours and six minutes. Full article: https://www.eurosport.co.uk/tennis/french-open-2022-carlos-alcaraz-produces-masterclass-to-beat-sebastian-korda-and-book-place-in-round_sto8952699/story.shtml

 

Football News- Nottingham Forest clinched promotion to the Premier League for the first time in 23 years with a 1-0 win against Huddersfield in the Championship play-off final on Sunday: For the first time in the 21st century, Forest can look forward to welcoming the Premier League’s elite to their City Ground stadium on the banks of the River Trent. Photo:Reuters. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/sport/20220529-two-time-european-cup-winners-forest-back-in-premiership-after-23-years

OTHER

Incredible Discovery Beneath the Southern Amazon Reveals Urban-Agrarian Society Never Seen Before: A paper published this week in “Nature” reveals that down in an alluvial plane in Bolivia’s Llanos de Mojos savannah in southwest Amazonia, flourished an agrarian low-density urban society for 900 years, building hundreds of acres of monumental earthworks, canals, walls and fortifications, and large pyramids. The Casarabe culture transformed and lived off the land in way few archeologists and historians believed possible for the Amazon. Image:Heiko Prümers. Full article: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/hidden-casarabe-society-lost-in-amazon-discovered-in-bolivia/ 

 

Cannes 2022- “Triangle of Sadness” Wins the Palme d’Or. Ruben Östlund’s super-satire Triangle of Sadness, a film which received generally mixed to warm reviews from critics but never really seemed like a proper contender for the festival’s most revered prize, was deemed the winner. Full article: https://we-love-cinema.com/features/cannes-2022-triangle-sadness-takes-palme-dor/

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DigameXtra No. 2273 – WEEKEND EDITION – Saturday, May 28th, 2022

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The Ronda Romantica festival is the historic Feast of the Royal Fair of May which dates back to 1509.
-La Ronda Romántica offers a multitude of activities: festival of music groups, pasodobles competition, parade of horses and carriages, festival of romance singers, a meeting of flamenco singers from Ronda and La Serranía and lots of other activities.
-Saturday, the central day, will begin for Ronda Romántica at 11:30 a.m. with the Serranía de Ronda Folklore Festival, in Blas Infante. Likewise, the equestrian competition of the Spanish high school has been planned, an equestrian clothing competition, for which you will have to register, and horse and carriage rides.
-In addition, you can enjoy, from Sunday, the equestrian show “Andalusia on horseback”, by Carmelo Cuevas. On Sunday at 5:30 p.m. there will be a rodeo in a portable arena in the fairgrounds.
The program is completed with musical performances, a market with agri-food and craft stalls, taverns and taverns, and activities for children.
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Hell Bunny Band: Sun, 29May 6pm. Chiringuito la Inopia
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ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Suicide, a David Bowie tribute concert:
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This is the Louie Louie Live Estepona program for the month of June 2022: We hope you enjoy the groups that come to see us.
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Almuñecar International Jazz on the Coast Festival: July 19 – 24
American jazz musician Kenny Garrett will headline the event.
Tickets for the 35th Jazz on the Coast Festival, organised by the Granada Provincial Council and the Almuñecar Town Hall, will be available for purchase from June 1 June. The event will take place from July 19 to 24 in Almuñecar’s El Majuelo Park. Source: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/05/27/kenny-garrett-to-headline-almunecar-international-jazz-on-the-coast-festival/ 

 

Riogordo celebrates on Sunday, May 29, the Day of the Snail with the tasting of 500 kilos of its traditional stew: {Translation}
-The event will start at 12.00 hours in the premises of the Municipal swimming Pool, with a parade and a performance by the Municipal Music Band of Riogordo.
-From 14.00 hours to taste the typical dish of snails in broth of Riogordo, served with olives and wines of the land. Visitors will enjoy these snails cooked in its own broth with ingredients including anise, grain, pepper, orange peel, bay leaf, chili pepper or mint to prepare one of the specialties that characterize the cooking of the municipality.
-The musical performances of ‘The Electroduentes’ and the flamenco group ‘Southerners’ put the clip end of the TWENTY-first edition of the Day of the Snail of Riogordo. 

 

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Covid Andalucia- Andalusia enters “very pronounced downward” Covid-19 incidence phase: {Translation} 27/05/2022 13:53
-The Andalusian Regional Minister for Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, said on Friday that the region is on a “very marked downward” trend in the incidence of the coronavirus.
-The minister said that as of today Andalusia has 691 hospitalised patients, which is “90 less than last Tuesday”.
-In addition, there are 40 people in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while the cumulative incidence is 467 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the age of 60, when the “average for Spain is 800 cases”.
-The minister stressed that the incidence in Andalusia is the “lowest of all the autonomous communities”, which is why he considered that “something is being done” in the region, which has “very good figures”.
-He stressed that the “weakest link, such as the residences”, are increasingly “free of covid” and more than “85 percent” of the 1,107 existing in Andalusia do not register any cases, which means that these figures “call for hope”, he concluded. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1052705/andalucia-entra-en-fase-muy-marcada-descendente-de-incidencia-de-covid-19/

 

Covid Malaga- Malaga records 872 new cases and 5 deaths due to coronavirus: {Translation} 27May22
-The province of Malaga currently has the lowest number of hospitalised patients with Covid in the last six months. There are 107 patients with the virus in hospital, seven of whom are in intensive care. We have to go back to the beginning of December to find similar numbers. In addition, there has been a sharp decrease in the pressure of care compared to the previous report, from last Tuesday. At that time there were 141 hospitalised patients. On the other hand, although tests are now only carried out on the over 60s and vulnerable people, the total number of infected people in the province is close to 300,000 in these 26 months of health crisis.
-On this Friday, five more people have died since Tuesday. This brings the total number of fatalities with the pathogen to 2,447 in the province since March 2020.
-In the last three days, there have been 40 new hospitalized people. This brings the total to 14,200 in the more than two years of the health crisis. Of these, 1,148 (+1 compared to the previous report) have required admission to an ICU since the start of the pandemic.
-The number of positives detected adds another 872, bringing the cumulative figure to almost 300,000. The number of people who have been discharged from the ICU stands at 283,422. Since the previous report, 1,167 more people have been cured.
-With regard to vaccination in Malaga, the Andalusian Government has reported that 3,485,804 doses have been administered in the province. There are 1,409,280 with the full schedule and 781,038 with the three doses. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/malaga-registra-872-nuevos-contagios-y-5-fallecidos-por-coronavirus/

MONKEYPOX

Monkeypox Spain- Health confirmed 98 cases of monkey pox in Spain:
{Translation} 27/05/2022 · 17:38
-The Ministry of Health has confirmed 98 cases of monkeypox in Spain on Friday, 14 cases more than those reported the previous day by the laboratory of the National Microbiology Centre (CNM) of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII).
-It has also so far received 200 samples belonging to suspected cases of Monkeypox, 43 new suspected in 24 hours.
-In the last 24 hours the Conselleria de Salud de la Generalitat has confirmed the first four cases of monkeypox in Catalonia; while the Comunidad de Madrid announced the first case of monkeypox or monkeypox in a woman.
-The Community of Madrid continues to be the region that has reported the most cases nationwide. This Thursday it reported that there are now 65 confirmed cases of monkeypox or monkeypox simian smallpox in the region while another 30 remain under investigation pending results. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1052804/sanidad-confirma-98-casos-de-viruela-del-mono-en-espana/ 

 

Monkeypox Andalucia- New case in Seville, another in Cadiz- three infected in Andalusia: {Translation} 27/05/2022 19:24
-The Directorate General for Public Health announced two new confirmed cases of monkeypox infection in Andalusia, one in the province of Seville and one in the province of Cadiz.
-In total, three cases have been confirmed to date in the region: two in the province of Seville and one in the province of Cadiz, while after the latest update of the data, 18 cases are under investigation and 12 have been ruled out.
-The Andalusian regional government has informed in a statement that the two new confirmed cases, as well as the one reported on Thursday, are generally progressing favourably and are isolated at home.
-Close contacts are being identified in order to initiate the appropriate follow-up measures over the last 21 days from the date of exposure.
-The 18 cases under investigation reported to the Andalusian Epidemiological Surveillance System Network (SVEA) are 14 from the province of Malaga, three from the province of Almeria and one from the province of Cadiz.
-Also known as monkeypox, this is a rare viral zoonotic disease. The initial clinical picture usually includes fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen or inflamed glands and tiredness. A few days after the onset of fever, a rash develops, often starting on the face and then spreading to other parts of the body. It is usually a self-limiting illness and most people recover within several weeks, although in some cases it may require hospital admission. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1052835/otro-caso-en-sevilla-y-otro-en-cadiz-de-viruela-del-mono-tres-infectados-en-andalucia/

AXARQUIA

Axarquia farmers upset as the area faces summer with the least amount of water for irrigation in history: La Viñuela reservoir is only 16.4% full and the 6,200 hectares of land which are normally irrigated with its water will only receive 1,500 cubic metres per hectare, half as much as a year ago. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/axarquia-facing-summer-20220527113206-nt.html

TORROX

The Board presents to the Municipality of Torrox the project of the future Marina: {Translation} The future Marina of Torrox and the Eastern Costa del Sol is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality. The construction company Acciona, through the consultancy firm UG21, has registered the Marina Project in the municipality of Torrox, in the area of Calaceite. Specifically, it is the feasibility study and technical study for the private initiative procedure. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/torrox/junta-presenta-ayuntamiento-torrox-proyecto-futuro-puerto-deportivo/20220527080630048739.html 

 

Only In Spain…Torrox is hosting The “Miss RnB Espana” beauty pageant this week. The organizers, in their great wisdom, decided it was a good idea to share our rich local heritage by taking the beauty pageant contestants to the Torrox Fish Market. Just what every girl wearing €50 lip gloss and €500 sandals wants to do…Source – FB  

ANDALUCIA

BOJA publishes the announcement of grants of up to 5,000 euros for new self-employed workers: {Translation, summary}
-The call covers various groups of self-employed people, giving priority to women, young people and entrepreneurs starting their activity in small municipalities. Thus, the amounts for women over 35 years old and men over 30 years old, amount to 3,800 euros, and 5,000 euros if the beneficiary is under 35 years old, in the case of self-employed women, and 30 years old, in the case of self-employed men.
-Priority treatment is also given to self-employed persons (men and women over 30 and 35 years of age, respectively) who reside in municipalities with less than 10,000 inhabitants, so that beneficiaries of 3,800 euros will receive a higher incentive of 5,000 euros.
-These aids are compatible with the expansion of the flat rate that is in effect and can have access to all of the people self-employed women that have been discharged in the Special Regime of the Social Security of Own-Account Workers or Self-employed (Régimen Especial de la Seguridad Social de los Trabajadores por Cuenta Propia o Autónomos) in the last 3 months prior to the application of the incentive.
-The announcement also states that the beneficiaries of this measure will be required to maintain uninterrupted to his condition of a person working independently and develop their activity as such, at least, for twelve months from the day following the day of submission of the application. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/economia/sevi-boja-publica-convocatoria-ayudas-hasta-5000-euros-para-nuevos-autonomos-202205271952_noticia.html

MALAGA

The Board gives the permissions to regenerate the six beaches in Malaga that are still damaged by the storm: {Translation, summary}
-Costas will now be able to extract aggregates from several rivers to provide sand for damaged beaches in Málaga, Torrox, Marbella and Estepona and the Junta claims it has acted “as quickly as possible” considering that two reports were needed.
-After the April storms, the government announced that it would invest 2.1 million euros to repair 40 beaches in 14 municipalities. According to the government sub-delegate yesterday, 90 per cent of the work has already been carried out. To be able to act on the remaining 10%, Costas asked the Junta for permission to extract and sieve fluvial aggregates in the Benamargosa river for the Ferrara beach in Torrox; in the Guadalhorce river for the Guadalmar beach in Málaga; in the Fuengirola river for the Las Chapas beach in Marbella; and in the Velerín, El Castor and El Padrón rivers for three beaches in Estepona. These permits were granted this Friday. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Junta-permisos-regenerar-Malaga-temporal-playas_0_1687332066.html

 

The Russian Museum in Malaga has reopened its doors with 350 Picasso works + many others, from the collection of the Casa Natal: {Translation} Until October you can also see a hundred paintings, photographs and prints from artists, musicians and international has collected the institution. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/ocio/Museo-Ruso-Picasso-Casa-Natal_0_1687332283.html

GRANADA

DGT activates three new speed cameras in Granada province: {Translation} These radars, which began to be installed in 2020 but have not been operational until now, are located on the Ronda Sur (A-395), in both directions in the Serrallo tunnels; and on the Circunvalación (GR-30), at the height of the Nevada Shopping centre.
In both areas the maximum speed limit is 80 kilometres per hour, although any driver who passes these roads on a daily basis will have seen that there are many vehicles that exceed this speed limit by far. These vehicles will be fined between 100 and 160 euros, depending on the seriousness of the offence. Source, Spanish: https://diariodegranada.es/nuevos-radares-granada-multas-exceso-velocidad/

SPORTS

Tennis News- French Open 2022 Friday Summary- Djokovic & Nadal reach the last 16, while Carlos Alcaraz prepares to face the only man to beat him on clay this year: Reigning champion Djokovic and 13-time winner Nadal are on course to meet in the quarter-finals, with the Spaniard seeded outside the top four at Roland Garros for just the second time.
-World number one Djokovic strolled to a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene and Nadal eased past Dutch 26th seed Botic van de Zandschulp 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
-Alexander Zverev, the third seed and 2021 semi-finalist, ended the run of American Brandon Nakashima, winning 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, 7-6 (7/5).
-Spanish teenage star Alcaraz next goes up against Sebastian Korda, the US 27th seed who won their meeting in Monte Carlo last month.
-Amanda Anisimova, the 27th seed and a 2019 semi-finalist, advanced to the last 16 as injury-plagued Karolina Muchova retired down 6-7 (7/9), 6-2, 3-0 after falling and twisting her ankle midway through the second set.
-Last year’s US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez beat Olympic champion Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-5, 3-6, 7-5.
-Aliaksandra Sasnovich defeated three-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber 6-4, 7-6 (7/5).
-Coco Gauff, the youngest player left in the French Open, made the last 16 with a straight-sets win 6-3, 6-4 over Kaia Kanepi, the oldest woman in the tournament at 36.
-Sloane Stephens, runner-up in 2018, ended the run of French teenager Diane Parry in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3 in an hour and 42 minutes
-Swiss 23rd seed Jil Teichmann overcame two-time former Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10/5).
Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220527-djokovic-nadal-ease-into-last-16-at-roland-garros 

 

Football News- Champions League Final: Real Madrid and Liverpool will battle it out for the 2021-2022 Champions League title on Saturday (21:00) in a final at the Stade de France that is expected to be evenly matched due to the form of both teams, who have been the stars of the continental competition in recent years. The last time Real Madrid won this trophy was precisely after beating Liverpool in 2018.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/deportes/futbol-00162/noticia-adn-contra-rock-and-roll-20220527194541.html 

TECH

Stalkerware- A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate: You have just lost another serious degree of privacy. For $29.99 a month, a website called PimEyes offers a potentially dangerous superpower from the world of science fiction: the ability to search for a face, finding obscure photos that would otherwise have been as safe as the proverbial needle in the vast digital haystack of the internet.
-A search takes mere seconds. You upload a photo of a face, check a box agreeing to the terms of service and then get a grid of photos of faces deemed similar, with links to where they appear on the internet.
– The New York Times used PimEyes on the faces of a dozen Times journalists, with their consent, to test its powers. PimEyes found photos of every person, some that the journalists had never seen before, even when they were wearing sunglasses or a mask, or their face was turned away from the camera, in the image used to conduct the search.
-PimEyes found one reporter dancing at an art museum event a decade ago, and crying after being proposed to, a photo that she didn’t particularly like but that the photographer had decided to use to advertise his business on Yelp. A tech reporter’s younger self was spotted in an awkward crush of fans at the Coachella music festival in 2011. A foreign correspondent appeared in countless wedding photos, evidently the life of every party, and in the blurry background of a photo taken of someone else at a Greek airport in 2019. A journalist’s past life in a rock band was unearthed, as was another’s preferred summer camp getaway.
Full article: https://dnyuz.com/2022/05/26/a-face-search-engine-anyone-can-use-is-alarmingly-accurate/

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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/
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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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DigameXtra No. 2272 Friday, May 27th, 2022

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organization 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
The Royal British Legion hosted its first annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, May 21st, at the Caves Restaurant in Maro. The evening was a tremendous success, raising quite a bit of money for the Royal British Legion. It was a lovely spring gala that included welcome drinks and canapes, a three-course meal, a fundraising raffle, entertainment by Ricky Lavazza and Laura Elen, and several hours of fantastic dancing. If you missed it this year, plan to be in town in May next year and be on the lookout for our poster advertising the 2023 Masquerade Ball. Inquiries go to Kim Bowe at + 34 711 077 576.
Upcoming Events:
JUNE
-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
Visit us on Facebook at Facebook Link
or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/ 

 

Legends- La Cala: Upcoming events this weekend.
Tel 628 353 884. Address- C/ Estepona La Cala 29649 Mijas  FB 

 

The Magic Trio in concert: I want to make a statement to the press! We are magicians. Magicians musicians! Just by reading this, don’t you feel a certain thrill? don’t you feel it? We read the cards, the crystal ball, the coffee grounds, the hand …. but … above all we operate emotional transformations.
If you want to experience this miracle, join us on Saturday 28 May starting at 1.30 pm at the Tropy chiringuito, Caleta de Vélez, where you can enjoy the concert of The Magic trio, with Dana Andrews vocals, Gianni Piras acoustic guitar, Aki Riihimäki electric guitar.
If you want to reserve a table the number is +34 640 19 25 74

 

Bar Atila: Saturday 28th May at 7pm and 9pm
A Double Header
-Live Music by The Rude Boys at 7pm
-Champions League Final, Liverpool v Real Madrid at 9pm
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel 

 

Caleta de Velez is organizing this Saturday an Escape Room with the theme of Harry Potter: The activity will be held this Saturday, May 28 from 10:00 in the morning until 22:00 at night. The theme will be of a Harry Potter film.  Bring the kids and test your survival skills! Can you escape our traps?

 

Torrox celebrates its San Antonio pilgrimage from June 10 to 12:
On Saturday, June 11th, the Water Festival, dedicated to families and especially to the little ones, the festivities themselves begin at midday, with the great chocolate bar of the Association of Women of San Roque, which will be held from seven in the evening in the Plaza de San Antonio where there will be a dance show Estep Dance by the students of the dance academy Estefania Bonilla.
-La Carpa Teatro, which returns after the success of the last edition and has been very popular with the public. It will offer a great Children’s Party from eight o’clock in the evening. This will be followed by performances by the choirs of the Asociación de Mujeres Almedina y de las Nieves.
-The show by local artist Elisa Ariza will give way to the stellar performance by La Caletera.
-From 11.30 p.m. onwards, the group Le Suit will once again provide entertainment in the Caseta de la Juventud.
-On Sunday, 12 June, the pilgrimage itself will take place, with the traditional route, and when the saint arrives at the neighbourhood, the blessing of the loaves of bread will take place. Then, at around three o’clock in the afternoon, a large paella will be served, followed by performances and horse races in the San Rafael factory. At the end of the event, prizes will be awarded, both for the ribbon race itself and for the float competition and for the best-dressed riders.
-At seven o’clock in the evening in the Plaza de San Antonio the Escuela de Coros y Danzas de Torrox will perform, led by Lidia and Lucía, before the return of San Antonio to the church at eight o’clock in the evening.
-Ascen Núñez will be the local artist offering her repertoire, at 21 h., followed by the stellar performance of the Ortigosa’s, who after offering their concert will launch a fireworks display.

 

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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/

 

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SPAIN

The variety of monkeypox detected in Spain is “the least malignant”: Researchers from the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) have achieved the first draft of the complete sequence of the monkeypox virus. This massive sequencing work confirms that the West African variety is the cause of this outbreak. Spain has achieved the complete sequencing of the genome by joining 23 samples from 23 patients, the director of the Carlos III Health Institute, Cristóbal Belda, explained this Wednesday: “This allows us to confirm that the virus is of the variant corresponding to West Africa, the least malignant ”. This genome information has been compared with the sequence of a case in Germany and is “identical”. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-variety-of-monkeypox-detected-in-spain-is-the-least-malignant/

COSTA DEL SOL

One of the largest theme parks in Europe is recruiting staff on the Costa del Sol: Europa-Park is looking for people with ‘international experience’ to fill one thousand positions, and offers an immediate start. Managers at Europa-Park, in the German city of Rust, are looking for a thousand people to work the season until at least November.
-The theme park has turned to Malaga because part of the complex has an Andalusian theme. They are looking for service personnel for the amusement park’s food outlets, customer service positions at the attractions and cleaning duties.
-Europa-Park is one of the largest theme parks in Europe, with 18 different themed areas and 15 of them represent a European country or region, including Spain. The Spanish zone, in fact, represents Andalucía, with buildings characterised by white facades, Moorish doors and picturesque fountains. Full article:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/largest-theme-parks-20220526113126-nt.html

TORROX

The night hiking routes in Torrox will have astronomical interpretations: {Translation}
-With the arrival of good weather the Department of Sports of Torrox has organized, with the collaboration of the association-Time Sub, three hiking trails nights, that are added to the program of hiking that is developed throughout the year with the Municipal School of Hiking.
-The first of the three routes will be held this Saturday and registrations are already open.
-This Saturday, May 28, after a walk through the historic quarter, going via the  Santilla, where after an hour of walking, will be another hour or so interpreting the dome of stars, to coincide with the conjunction of Venus and Mercury. Then return to the starting point, the square of the Constitution, around midnight.
-In the following two routes will be the same structure, taking advantage of astronomical phenomena such as the popular “tears of St. Lawrence” in mid-August, or early September, known as the “harvest moon rising”.
-The price is 5 euros for the general public, while free to both members of the Sports Council and the association Time Sub.
-Can make inscriptions in the Area of Deportes, by calling 952 523 99 27 or by sending an e-mail to deportes@torrox.es
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/las-rutas-de-senderismo-nocturno-en-torrox-contaran-con-interpretaciones-astronomicas/ 


ALMUNECAR

Almuñecar / La Herradura Jet-ski problem: Asociación Amigos Del Mar in La Herradura, a registered non-profit marine protection and conservation group, is attempting to address the increasing Jet-ski problem ahead of the summer rush.
Addressing the safety and noise problems caused by irresponsible riders, and following a pre-Covid survey indicating that 80% of respondents are negatively affected by them, AdM has launched a petition to demonstrate to the Ayuntamiento of Almuñécar just how many people are fed up.
This is a global problem, not helped by there being different jurisdictions responsible for land and sea. AdM hopes to persuade the Ayto to close the municipal launch ramps to private, unsupervised jetski users who are often ignorant of the rules or operation, the minimum distance from the shoreline and beaches, as well as the areas specifically off-limits to protect the unique coral in the Maro – Cerro Gordo waters.
https://www.amigosdelmar.info/take-action
Submitted by: Nick, La Herradura, Keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk

UK

Millions of most vulnerable households will receive £1,200 of help with cost of living: Millions of households across the UK will benefit from a new £15 billion package of targeted government support to help with the rising cost of living, the Chancellor announced today (26 May). Full article: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/millions-of-most-vulnerable-households-will-receive-1200-of-help-with-cost-of-living

SPORTS

Tennis News- Dominant Iga Swiatek is looking unstoppable as she extends winning run to 30 matches: World No 1 Iga Swiatek became only the fourth woman this century to record 30 straight victories as she breezed into the third round at the French Open. Swiatek has won 44 of her last 45 sets and is overwhelming favourite to emerge victorious at the French Open, repeating her 2020 triumph. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2022/05/26/iga-swiatek-beats-alison-riske-become-fourth-woman-21st-century/ 

 

Tennis News- Simona Halep suffers panic attack during French Open defeat: The former world No 1 Simona Halep suffered from a panic attack in the middle of her second-round match at the French Open and she was unable to recover as she was upset 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 by the 19-year-old Chinese player Zheng Qinwen. Halep, the 2018 champion in Paris, was comprehensively leading the match when the panic attack occurred and she eventually called the doctor on the court. Photo:Clive Brunskill/Getty. Full article: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/tennis/2022/05/26/simona-halep-suffers-panic-attack-during-french-open-defeat/ 

HEALTH

Long COVID affects more older adults; shots don’t prevent it:
New U.S. research on long COVID-19 provides fresh evidence that it can happen even after breakthrough infections in vaccinated people, and that older adults face higher risks for the long-term effects.
-In a study of veterans published Wednesday, about one-third who had breakthrough infections showed signs of long COVID.
-A separate report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that up to a year after an initial coronavirus infection, 1 in 4 adults aged 65 and older had at least one potential long COVID health problem, compared with 1 in 5 younger adults. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/long-covid-breakthrough-infections-e05e67c5bb12c18c594aaf5ec6dec954

TECH

Teleportation breakthrough paves the way for quantum internet:
A Dutch team has succeeded in exchanging qubits between distant nodes with no direct connection between sender and receiver. This quantum leap, published Wednesday in the journal “Nature”, means we are one step closer to a quantum internet which would then lead to an entirely new kind of computer that could carry out tasks that would take supercomputers thousands of years in a matter of minutes, paving the way for huge progress in the realms of medicine and artificial intelligence. Photo:Marieke de Lorijn. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2022-05-26/teleportation-breakthrough-paves-the-way-for-quantum-internet.html 

 

Chrome Warning- Google Issues Critical Browser Update: Google has confirmed a large number of serious vulnerabilities in its Chrome browser and Chrome users worldwide need to take action. Update Chrome now!
Google published the news on its official Chrome blog, revealing a head-turning 32 security vulnerabilities have been found which affect Chrome on Windows, macOS and Linux. Google classified eight as posing ‘High’ risk with one designated as ‘Critical’. An upgraded version of the browser is rolling out “over the coming days/weeks.” Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2022/05/25/google-chrome-security-new-vulnerabilities-reported-update-chrome-now/

SPACE

Shattered comet could produce dazzling meteor shower- How to watch the tau Herculids: The shower, which has been called the tau Herculids, is set to fall from the shattered SW3 comet beginning May 30 and peaking on May 31 between 12:45 p.m. and 01:17 a.m. EDT, lighting up skies across the U.S. and parts of Canada with some brief but bright streaks of flame.
-The best place to look for the comet is the constellation Boötes, which is just next to the star Arcturus, according to EarthSky. Additionally, as the moon will be in a new phase, the sky will be dark, making potential viewing easier.
-NASA astronomer Bill Cooke described the comet’s possible upcoming appearance in a NASA statement as an “all or nothing event.” The show would be the result of debris cast off from a fragment of the comet. While comet debris most often falls behind the comet fragment to form the tail, sometimes it can get expelled at such a high velocity that the bits of ice and rock are slingshotted ahead of the comet. For us to see this debris as it burns up in our atmosphere it has to be either big enough or fast enough to burn brightly as our planet treks through its path, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS). Full article: https://www.livescience.com/shattered-comet-tau-herculids-meteor-shower & VIDEO LINK

OTHER

RIP- Depeche Mode legend Andy Fletcher dies aged 60: Andy was a founding member of the band alongside other members Martin Gore and Dave Gahan. VIDEO LINK  Full article: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/celebrity/tributes-depeche-mode-legend-andy-27077663 

 

Kinder withdraws over 3,000 tonnes of products after Salmonella cases: More than 3,000 tonnes of Kinder products have been withdrawn from the market over salmonella fears leaving a dent of tens of millions of euros, a company official told France’s Le Parisien daily Thursday. Nicolas Neykov, the head of Ferrero France, said the contamination came “from a filter located in a vat for dairy butter”, at a factory in Arlon in Belgium. He said the contamination could have been caused by humans or raw materials. Chocolate products made at the factory in Arlon, southeastern Belgium, were found to contain salmonella, resulting in 150 cases in nine European countries. These recalls were made in a series and extended thru the Easter week, just when consumption of  these products peaks. Full article:
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220526-kinder-withdraws-3-000-tonnes-of-products-after-salmonella-cases

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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/
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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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DigameXtra No. 2271 Thursday, May 26th, 2022

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SPAIN

These are the cheapest hours of electricity for this Thursday, May 26: The average price of electricity in the wholesale market it will drop 6.11% this Thursday compared to today’s price, specifically, to 173.29 euros megawatt hour (MWh), so it will remain below the level of 200 euros/MWh for the sixth consecutive day.
-Peak and off-peak hours. The cheapest: from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. €0.2099/kWh The most expensive: from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. €0.34204/kWh
-The maximum electricity price for this Thursday will be registered between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., with 218 euros/MWh, while the minimum for the day, of 150.54 euros/MWh, will be between 04:00 and 05:00 a.m. Compared to a year ago, the average price of electricity for this Thursday will be 114.68% more expensive than the 80.72 euros/MWh of May 26, 2021. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/these-are-the-cheapest-hours-of-electricity-for-this-thursday-may-26/

MALAGA

Low-cost filling stations continue to expand their presence in Malaga: Malaga is one of the most popular provinces for these businesses which want to grow because fuel prices are among the most expensive in the country.
-Ballenoil, for example, has announced that it will be opening eight more filling stations before the end of this year, bringing the total to 17. The new ones will be in Torremolinos, Antequera, two in Marbella, Cancelada (Estepona), Malaga city, San Pedro Alcántara and Benahavís. In total the company plans to open 18 new filling stations in Andalucía, so almost half of them will be in Malaga.
-Another of Spain’s leading independent groups, Plenoil, is also planning to open more filling stations. It already has ten projects under way in the province, and four will be in Malaga city. In February, Malaga council approved plans for a new low-cost filling station beween Calle La Boheme and Calle Flauta Mágica, on the Alameda industrial estate, after four years of bureaucratic processes. Plenoil plans to open 15 of these new businesses in the next three years. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/cost-filling-stations-20220524165621-nt.html

VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA

Vélez-Málaga is requesting the extension of trading hours for the weekends of the summer and Holy Week: {Translation, summary}
-The Town Hall of Vélez-Málaga wants the shops in the municipality to have free opening hours during the summer weekends and during Easter. For this reason, they have announced through a statement that they have requested the declaration of the municipality as a Zone of Great Tourist Affluence in application of the Decree Law of Improvement and Simplification of the Regulation for the Promotion of Productive Activity in Andalusia.
-For Velez-Malaga, in terms of tourism and within this revitalisation of local commerce, “it is a relevant aspect within the commercial revitalisation in times of high influx of tourism,” the Town Hall has indicated in a statement, where they point out that only Torrox, Algarrobo and Velez-Malaga do not have this declaration.
-This would only have an effect on business hours, allowing the additional opening of Sundays and public holidays only and exclusively at Easter and the months of July, August and September. In total about 16 or 17 days a year. “It is precisely in these summer periods that the population grows and tourism fills the municipality,” the document states. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/velez-malaga/Velez-Malaga-horarios-comerciales-verano-Semana-Santa_0_1686732695.html

UK

The first £50,000 golden welcomes to “bribe” families to move to Scottish islands will be offered in weeks: The Western Isles and Orkney have seen the highest national house-price rises of more than 20 per cent, according to Registers of Scotland data, making the value of proposed island bonds potentially less attractive. The government, however, says it plans to issue the first handouts “in the summer”. Photo:ALAMY. Full article: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/islands-to-hand-out-50k-golden-hellos-xhz5bk0lr
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EUROPE

Germany to Lift Several Travel Restrictions From June 1: Starting on June 1, Germany will put an end to several of its travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19, the German Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach, has announced. “Until the end of August, we will suspend the 3G rule on entry,” he told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper.
The 3G rule requires travellers to present a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate in order to enter the country. This rule will be lifted, at least for the summer season, while the number of COVID-19 infections in the country has reduced significantly, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/germany-to-lift-several-travel-restrictions-from-june-1/

 

EU Commission Establishes New Schengen Area Governance Model: The European Commission is presenting today the State of Schengen Report 2022, which is the first report following last year’s Schengen Strategy.
In a press release issued by the authority, the State of Schengen report will become a basis for negotiations of Members of the European Parliament and Home Affairs Ministers in the Forum, which will be held on June 2, to the latter gathering of Schengen Council on June 10, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Read all the details: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-commission-establishes-new-schengen-area-governance-model/

SPORTS

Tennis News- French Open 2022 Highlights- Raducanu beaten, Zverev wins, Djokovic through on day four:
-World No 1 Djokovic, playing in his first major of the year, hit 40 winners and 10 aces during a purposeful performance on Court Suzanne-Lenglen as he overcame Alex Molcan 6-2 6-3 7-6. Aljaz Bedene, the world No 195, awaits the defending champion, a player Djokovic has never lost to.
-Rafa Nadal won (6-3, 6-1, 6-4) against the Frenchman Corentin Moutet to sign his second victory this week at the Roland Garros tournament, to meet in the third round with the Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp.
-Spanish teen Alcaraz beats Ramos-Vinolas 6-1 6-7(7) 5-7 7-6(2) 6-4 in a match lasting over four hour and a half hours. Alcaraz is now unbeaten for 12 straight matches after bagging back-to-back titles in Barcelona and Madrid going into Roland Garros and will next face American Sebastian Korda.
-Alexander Zverev saved a match point before triumphing over Sebastian Baez 2-6 4-6 6-1 6-2 7-5.
-Maria Sakkari became the latest seed in the women’s draw to be knocked out after a 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-4) defeat to Karolina Muchova.
-Coco Gauff advanced to the third round by beating Alison van Uytvanck of Belgium 6-1 7-6 (7-4).
-Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka (pic) overcome Andrea Petkovic 6-1 7-6 (7-3) in her second-round match.
-Leylah Fernandez breezed through against Katerina Siniakova 6-3 6-2. Full article & Photo credit: https://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/12621253/french-open-novak-djokovic-beats-alex-molcan-to-progress-into-third-round-in-paris 

 

Football News- Roma beat Feyenoord 1-0 to win first-ever Europa Conference League: Nicolo Zaniolo won Roma their first ever major European trophy on Wednesday with the only goal in a 1-0 win over Feyenoord in the inaugural Europa Conference League final. Italy international Zaniolo struck with a well-taken finish in the 32nd minute to earn Roma their first trophy of any kind since 2008 and cap a successful first season for coach Jose Mourinho in Rome. Mourinho was moved to tears by his fifth continental cup as a coach, the first for an Italian team since he led Inter Milan to the Champions League 12 years ago.
Photo:Reuters. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/sport/20220525-roma-beat-feyenoord-1-0-to-win-first-ever-europa-conference-league 

TECH

ZOOM User Alert- Update Now: Popular video conferencing service Zoom has resolved as many as four security vulnerabilities, which could be exploited to compromise another user over chat. Users of the application are recommended to update to the latest version (5.10.0) to mitigate any potential threats arising out of active exploitation of the flaws. Full article:
https://thehackernews.com/2022/05/new-zoom-flaws-could-let-attackers-hack.html

SPACE

Stargazers hopeful for a spectacular meteor shower in the night sky at the end of this month: The reason is the 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 comet, which was discovered in 1930 when it passed by at 9.2 million kilometres from the Earth, and is now split into numerous fragments. At that time it was never bright enough to be visible with the naked eye, only through good binoculars or a telescope.
-On the night of 30 May, it will be the first time the Earth and the trail of debris ejected by the comet in 1995 have crossed paths since the fragmentation. However, nobody knows exactly where the meteoroids have extended, so it is difficult to predict how many will be visible. The final intensity of the meteor shower will depend on whether the debris has spread far enough ahead of the comet. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/there-spectacular-meteor-20220524124631-nt.html

OTHER

Dyson’s robot claws could retire your dishwasher by 2030: Dyson has revealed its next advancements in household robots, which are capable of washing and drying dishes, cleaning furniture and tidying up after messy children.
The reveal at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) showcases prototype robots that can grab household objects without breaking or dropping them, as well as navigate around furniture and clean the upholstery. VIDEO LINK.  Full article: https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/dysons-unveils-robot-claws-that-could-retire-your-dishwasher-by-2030-4236558

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DigameXtra No. 2270 Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

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Free Concert- Nerja: Thursday, May 26. 8:30pm.
Nerja-born guitarist Pablo Alcázar will be in charge of opening the new edition of the concert series at the Hermitage of Our Lady of Angustias, Plaza de la Ermita, Nerja. https://www.nerja.es/el-guitarrista-pablo-alcazar-ofrece-un-concierto-en-la-ermita-de-las-angustias/ 

 

Concert- Nerja: Friday, May 27th, 8:00pm.
Cafe Del Mundo returns to Villa de Nerja Cultural Center. Following their successful 2019 concert, the duo of classical guitar geniuses Jan Pascal and Alexander Kilian return to offer us a repertoire that subtly links classical guitar and jazz, techno and international music.
Tickets at the Cultural Center box office, Monday to Friday from 11am to 2pm, and two hours before each show. Phone: 952 52 38 63.
Tickets online: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/cafe-del-mundo/  & VIDEO LINK

 

World Environment Day- Nerja: Saturday, 28th May, 10am
Nerja joins the commemoration of World Environment Day with a day of cleaning up plastics and waste at El Playazo beach, to raise awareness about the importance of keeping our environment clean and protecting the ecosystem.
To participate you must register at: www.vivirsinplastico.com/mares00/
Source & Photo: https://www.nerja.es/ 

 

Flamenco Concert- Almuñécar: The Flamenco School of Maria Gomez “La Canastera”. Introducing: “The Patio Girls, Ten Years Later”
Friday June 17, 2022 8:00 p.m. On sale starting May 26th!
Casa De La Cultura, C/ Puerta de Granada 1 18690 Almuñécar
General admission: 12€. Advance: 10€. See FB page for ticket sales locations.

 

Our Second Ecological Farmer’s Market at the Granja Escuela in Los Barrios (Algeciras): Sunday 29 May
We will be doing the farmer’s market on the last Sunday of every month. Come along to buy fresh, local produce and get to know local suppliers of vegetables, fruit, bread, olive oil, jams and chutneys, honey, kombucha and lots more.
Entry to the market is 2€ per car for parking.
Entry to the Granja Escuela is 5€ per person, which includes a guided tour of the animals.
The Vegan Food Truck Agua Viento Water Wind and Das Brot will have food for breakfast / lunch, and there will also be a paella, or bring a picnic and spend the day with us at the Granja.
Granja Escuela Bilingue Monte De La Torre in Los Barrios, 2km from Algeciras. FB 

 

“Who am I” Meditation Concert- Competa: I invite everyone to a meditation concert. A journey of discovering yourself. Who am I? An oldest, a profound, and most important question of them all.
Relax, forget who you think you are, and find yourself.
Reserve: Lukas 642 56 15 86 Inez 661 18 84 66
Please confirm your attendance.
Where: Competa Yoga, Calle Trinidad 26B. Competa
When: Sunday 29.05.22 at 3pm 

 

Romeria San Isidro Trapiche & Los Pepones 2022:
The towns of El Trapiche and Los Pepones will celebrate this weekend, on 28 and 29 May, the pilgrimage in honor of San Isidro Labrador and the Immaculate Conception, respectively. Some events are not listed on the posters.
Full article with all event schedules, in Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/velez-malaga-celebra-este-fin-de-semana-las-romerias-de-el-trapiche-y-los-pepones/ 

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‘Creativity, Well-being and Lived Autistic/ADHD Experience’ Workshops: Would you like to participate in a small English-speaking group, coming together with other adults who are ‘diagnosed’ or self-identify as Autistic/Aspergers or ADHD? Would you like to explore and practice well-being techniques and engage in creative activities? Would you like the opportunity to share your Autistic/ADHD experience and listen to others’ – a process designed to support you in gaining more self-insight, self-compassion and skills in self-advocacy? The sessions are a safe space in which you will be gently facilitated to expand into new awareness and experience and to celebrate being autistic/ADHD.
When: Four sessions 10.30-12.30 on Fridays June 10th, 17th, 24th and July 01st
Where: Training Studio, Calle Alta 39, Torrox Pueblo 29770
Places are limited to five participants therefore you are encouraged to commit to all four sessions. 20 € per session.
To book a place and for more information please contact the workshop facilitator Helen Purdie (who is autistic herself):
helen.purdie@hotmail.co.uk
Telephone/ Whatsapp: 0034 641594635
Helen/Torrox Pueblo 

 

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Halting Erosion Using Vetiver Grass from Vetiver Spain:
Vetiver Grass is a fast growing non-invasive clumping grass that grows to 2 metres in height. It has a root system that grows to 3-4 metres deep and they are very strong.
The National Geographic Magazine has called them “Roots of Steel”.
Once Vetiver is established it is drought resistant.
We are located in Sayalonga and we can plant all year round but February and March are the best months to plant Vetiver. Vetiver loves the heat of a long summer to get established.
Decomposing Vetiver used as a mulch, improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away as it is a natural insect repellent. It is in the same family as Lemon Grass, which we also carry.
Vetiver also is a nutritious and replenishable animal feed. Horses, cattle, and pigs love it.
We use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive Ornamental hedge.
To see more photos and videos please visit our DATA storage site located at http://www.vetiverspain.org.
This month we have some special offers that include shipping.
For more information or to organize a visit please contact us.
Our retail website: www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone or Whatsapp at (34) 692 288 657
David and Anna
Here is a link to a short video showing the results. VIDEO LINK

 

 

For Sale: Sofa Bed. 190cm x 70cm good condition with additional bed underneath. 50 Euros. Vickie, Benjarafe, 606738130 

 

For Sale: 2 Sets of Matching Shoes and Bags. Brand new size 41 shoes. Bought before lockdown and never worn. Still in box. €25 for each pair of shoes and matching bag. Angela, Torrox Costa
angiejrogers@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: Ikea Brimnes Day-bed. 18 months old; immaculate condition. Space saving sofa, with storage drawers; easily converts to a very comfortable double or single bed, with mattress protectors. Can send photos. 250€ ono.
Collection only. Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa.
Email: clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com
Photo Credit: https://www.ikea.com/es/en/p/brimnes-day-bed-w-2-drawers-2-mattresses-black-vannareid-extra-firm-s09390957/ 

 

FREE: I have approx 150 prints from original work by a visiting artist some 40 years ago depicting life in a Pueblo blanco. A4 size on thin cardboard. Happy to donate to anyone who can use them. Buyer collects.
Paul / Victoria. Torrox Campo. No track. 699600847
fellows186@hotmail.com 

 

FREE: Folding bed and mattress. Buyer collects. 
Call Joanne, Archez at 655722962 or
email: joanne.andy.yates@gmail.com 

 

Wanted: Long Term Rental, Torrox Campo.
Responsible, mature and quiet Scandinavian woman looking for “permanent” (years) home. ES resident. Non smoker. No pets.
Looking for independent Country House near the village of Torrox with mountain/sea? views. 1-3 bedrooms depending on size/ price. Can be semi/no furnished. Can provide recommendations and proof of income. Can be from now or later this year. Can wait for the right place. Reasonable rent/price. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kirsten / Torrox.
Pls contact: khm4mail@gmail.com

 

Recommendations & Requests

A Damn Good Burger!: At the ripe old age of 74 I have just had the most delicious Burger ever! Made from the amazing “Wagyu” beef. (rated as “The finest burger-meat on the planet” ). This milestone in my burger-eating life was enjoyed at “Restaurante Bottega” in Nerja. ( No doubt there are other good restaurants serving these too). If you like a good Burger give it a try!
JohnB / Torrox Costa. jon108 at hotmail dot co.uk

 

News & Articles

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COVID

Covid Spain- Incidence in people over 60 drops almost 50 points since Friday and Health adds 158 deaths: {Translated from elDiario.es}
– The Ministry of Health has registered 42,272 new infections since Friday, which represents a notable decrease compared to the data for that day last week, when 52,112 positives were reported, while the last report had collected 58,839. Today’s figure is the lowest since April 12, when fewer than 35,000 positives were reported. In total, since the start of the pandemic, the health authorities have confirmed 12,280,345.
-The incidence of coronavirus in those over 60 years of age and at 14 days stands at 800.47 points per 100,000 inhabitants, which represents a decrease to the figures for early May. This indicator last Friday had stood at 848.62 positives per 100,000 inhabitants.
-As for mortality, the deceased notified this Tuesday also represent a setback compared to those that Health recorded in recent weeks. Since Friday, communities have reported 158 deaths from coronavirus, while 305 had been reported the previous Friday, although the figure is not comparable because it does not include the same number of days. In any case, this is the lowest number of deaths since the reporting system of the Ministry of Health changed, which went from reporting daily to only twice a week. In total, since the start of the pandemic, a total of 106,105 people have died.
-The situation in hospitals remains more or less stable, although with an upward trend. In intensive care there are 363 patients, one less than on Friday, but since that day those hospitalized in general beds have increased by almost 200. In percentage terms, the occupation right now is 6.12% nationwide, by 5 .94% of Friday. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/

 

Covid Malaga- 793 new infections and eight more deaths from coronavirus in the province of Malaga: {Translation} 24 May 2022, 11:00
-The Ministry of Health has notified this Tuesday, in accordance with the new surveillance strategy approved by the National Public Health Commission, that eight people have died, bringing the total to 2,442 in the overall pandemic.
-Currently, 141 people (-4) remain hospitalized in the province, eight of them (-4) in Intensive Care Units (ICU). In addition, since last Tuesday, 46 new hospitalized persons (14,160 in total) have been reported, of which 1,147 (+1) have been in ICUs since the beginning of the pandemic.
-The number of positives detected by PDIA (PCR and antigen test) has decreased with respect to previous days, with 793 more, raising the overall number to 290,525; while the number of recovered cases has reached 282,255, after adding 1,108 in the last days.
-Regarding the vaccination process in Malaga, the Andalusian Government has informed that 3,483,169 doses have been administered in the province, with 1,441,087 people with at least one vaccine and 1,408,918 with the complete pattern. The number of third doses inoculated now amounts to 779,837.
-Likewise, in the case of educational centers in the province of Malaga, there is no complete closure, out of a total of 1,218 centers (0%) and no classrooms, out of a total of 14,427 in Malaga. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/

SPAIN

What Did Spanish President Pedro Sánchez Say In Yesterday’s Speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos?: {Translation in full}
-I fail to understand why in Europe we are willing to intervene in the financial system if something does not work, but we are incapable of intervening in the energy market when there are clearly problems”. This was the complaint of the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, during his participation in a colloquium at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
-The Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, pointed out to him that “it is clear that there are possible improvements in the price system, but it cannot be changed from one day to the next and it has to be done very carefully so as not to cause serious damage”. Timmermans understands that “Spain has a good proportion of renewables and pays for clean electricity at gas prices, we have an agency that is dealing with that and the Commission is putting proposals on the table, but it is important not to destroy the markets along the way”.
-His arguments, however, have not convinced Sánchez, who has insisted that “it is not so much a question of financing as of political will” and has stressed that “we have to talk about this now, because it makes no sense to pay these prices that in the end reach industries and families. We have to be more ambitious at the European level, it is clear that it is always difficult to move the status quo, but we are at a defining moment and we run the risk of using the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, as excuses for not modernizing a market subject to financial speculation”.
-Sanchez also boasted about the scope of renewables in the Spanish mix and pointed out that southern Europe, and most particularly Spain, has the necessary capacities to respond to the shortage of gas supply from Russia, which threatens to paralyze economies such as Germany. “We have the capacity, what is missing are the interconnections and in this sense the EU must think about how to establish them,” he said, recalling that “Spain represents 37% of the total regasification capacity of the European Union,” and that “together with Portugal it hosts about half of the EU’s liquefied natural gas storage,” suggesting that this time it may be southern Europe that rescues the rich countries in the energy crisis triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
-“This war has also given us a very important lesson, and that is that renewables, hydrogen, energy efficiency, are not only a great ally for countries and economies to face climate change efforts, but in this complex and uncertain geopolitical scenario, it will also provide us with the means to increase our resilience and autonomy,” he added. Source, Spanish: https://www.abc.es/economia/

ANDALUCIA

Number of suspected monkeypox cases in Andalucia rises to ten:
Andalusia has on Tuesday, May 24, raised the number of suspected cases of monkeypox to ten. There of course are pending confirmation from the National Center for Microbiology in Madrid. All of the cases are in young men, who are reportedly in home isolation and progressing well.
Speaking at a press conference, Jesus Aguirre , the Andalucian Minister of Health refused to confirm that there was an outbreak of monkeypox in the Community, since the patients did not know one another. According to a report from EFE , seven of the cases are in Malaga province , while Sevilla, Cordoba, and Cadiz, have one each. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/

ALPUJARRA

The first edition of the “Ultra Trail 20 Leguas of the Alpujarra” will be held this weekend: {Translation, summary}
-There will be races, both short and long distance, 28, 29 May 2022.
-All modes start and end in Pampaneira and, while the first two run through twenty municipalities of the region, the third only visit three of them.
-The Diputación de Granada, through the delegation of Sports, participates in the first edition of the Ultra Trail 20 Leguas of the Alpujarra, a test to be held next weekend whose aim is to combine the practice of first national level sport with the dissemination of natural and cultural heritage of the Alpujarra of Granada. Full details & photo credit: https://veinteleguas.com/

CÁDIZ

Killer Whales “Attack’ Two Sailboats in The Strait in 24hrs, 20 since April: {Translation}
-Two new “interactions” between Orcas (killer whales) and sailing vessels in the Strait of Gibraltar are added to the twenty or so recorded since April.
-Two new sailboats have suffered in the last 24 hours damage caused by killer whales swimming through the Strait of Gibraltar and have had to be towed by Maritime Rescue to the port of Barbate (Cadiz), have informed EFE sources of this agency.
-The last of the episodes has happened tonight, when a sailboat called “Cachaca” and was seven miles southwest of Barbate (Cádiz) suffered collisions with killer whales. The sailboat, 14 meters long and that, at the time of the incident, had three crew members on board, asked for help to Maritime Rescue, which sent the vessel Salvamar Enif to tow it and take it to the port of Barbate, where it has docked at 5.00 am.
-Another similar incident occurred in the same area, in the waters of Barbate, at 7:20 yesterday morning and also the sailboat had to be towed by Maritime Rescue to the port of the town of Cádiz.
-These are two new “interactions” between killer whales and sailboats in the Strait of Gibraltar in addition to the twenty that have been recorded since last April, and have left disabled the rudder of at least ten boats.
-Although the causes of these episodes are still under investigation, specialists believe that killer whales may be attracted by the friction of the rudder blade of sailboats, boats that do not emit noises that would scare them away when they move without an engine.
-They also occur especially in areas close to where the fish traps work, areas where killer whales also concentrate in search of bluefin tuna, according to the sources.
-Last summer, when until September 3 at least 69 contacts with sailboats were recorded, of which 30 required towing for losing the rudder, there was a significant increase in these incidents, so that imposed was prohibition of the navigation of these vessels of less than 15 meters in the cove of Barbate (Cádiz). Capitanía Marítima has not yet taken the decision this year, to avoid dangerous situations, to re-establish this prohibition, pending the advice of the Atlantic Orca Working Group, which brings together specialists and scientists from the Strait of Gibraltar, Galicia, Portugal and France. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/ 

UK

RMT votes for summer of rail strike hell: Biggest walkout in decades is on the cards as 40,000 staff from across the network opt for action over pay and conditions. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Network Rail and 15 train operators backed launching a campaign of industrial action. The union’s leaders will now decide when to call strikes, which will bring huge parts of the network to a standstill. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ 

SPORTS

Tennis News- French Open Update, Tuesday 7:15pm Paris:
-Third-seeded Paula Badosa needed just 54 minutes to beat wild-card entry Fiona Ferro 6-2, 6-0 at Roland Garros.
-Jessica Pegula also reached the second round with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Qiang Wang of China.
-Frances Tiafoe beat Benjamin Bonzi 7-5, 7-5, 7-6 (5) for his first win at Roland Garros after six first-round defeats.
-Retiring Jo-Wilfried Tsonga went down fighting on Court Philippe Chatrier at the French Open. He lost to eighth-seeded Casper Ruud 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 7-6 (0) in what was likely his final match. The 37-year-old Frenchman has said he will retire after this year’s Roland Garros tournament.
-Sebastian Korda advanced to the second round of the French Open with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (6) victory over Australian veteran John Millman.
-Danish teenager Holger Rune upset 14th-seeded Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the French Open.
-Daniil Medvedev got his French Open off to a winning start — never a sure thing for the second-seeded Russian. The U.S. Open champion beat Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Full article: https://m.lasvegassun.com/

TECH

Today’s Malware: {Since hackers want to collect your data and credentials, they want your computer running well, with their malware operating silently undetected in the background. They no longer try to break or slow your computer. Current consumer level antivirus programs are limited in the types of malware they can identify. That is why annual professional servicing is necessary to maintain a secure computer. The tools to detect and remove the new forms of malware are complex and can do serious damage if used incorrectly. -Ed.}
In this day and age, we are not dealing with roughly pieced together, homebrew type of viruses anymore. Malware is an industry, and professional developers are found to exchange info, be it by stealing one’s code or deliberate collaboration. Attacks are multi-layer these days, with diverse sophisticated software apps taking over different jobs along the attack-chain from initial compromise to ultimate data exfiltration or encryption. This allows malware to avoid detection by antivirus software. The specific tools for each stage are highly specialized and can often be rented as a service, including customer support and subscription models for professional (ab)use. Malware gets updates to help keep it ahead of scanners. Obviously, this has largely increased both the availability and the potential effectiveness and impact of malware. Sound scary?
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/

 

Google brings Street View history to phones, introduces “Street View Studio”: Today is the 15th birthday of Google Maps Street View, Google’s project to take ground-level, 360-degree photographs of the entire world. To celebrate, the company is rolling out a few new features.
-First up, Google is bringing historical Street View data to iOS and Android phones. The feature has long existed on desktop browsers, where you can click into Street View mode and then time travel through Google’s image archives. When you tap on a place to see Street View imagery, a “see more dates” button will appear next to the current age of the photo, letting you browse all the photos for that area going back to 2007. Google says the feature will release “starting today on Android and iOS globally,” though, like all Google product launches, it will take some time to fully roll out. Full article: https://arstechnica.com/ 

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Explaining Spain’s New Entry Rules for Travellers From Third Countries:
-Since last Saturday, May 21, Spain has lifted the entry ban on non-vaccinated travellers from third countries, finally permitting them to enter its territory after over two years since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country in March 2020.
-Travellers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 or whose vaccination is not accepted for travel to Spain can either enter the country by showing proof of recovery from the Coronavirus or negative COVID-19 test results. Those entering the country on the basis of a recovery certificate must show a document issued by relevant health authorities in his/her country of residence in the last 180 days. The document must have been issued at least 11 days after confirmation of COVID infection by PCR or antigen test. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/

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Ukraine Family Benefit Music Festival- Torrox: Sunday 29May, from 2pm. At Mibar, Torrox Pueblo. Music Fest benefit concert with 20+ musicians. To raise money to support our local Ukrainian refugee family. FB 

 

Ventana Abierta Jazz Club presents Daniel Torres Trio at the Hotel Plaza Caravana in Nerja: Saturday, May 28, at 8.30pm.
This trio of magnificent musicians will be offering a repertoire of pieces that are strongly rooted in traditional jazz, as well as some original songs with a more contemporary feel.
Tickets cost €14 or €18 and can be booked by phone on 690073871, by email at ventana.abierta.acp@gmail.com or on the website www.ventana-abierta.es 

 

International Day of Action for Women’s Health: On the occasion of the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, which is celebrated every May 28, the Nerja Town Hall, through the Equality Council, has organized the talk-talk “Health and wellness for women”. It will cover topics such as disease prevention, menopause and nutrition.
It will take place on Friday, May 27th, at 19:00 in the Municipal Hall of Exposition (calle Admiral Ferrandiz, no14). FB 

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For Sale: Set of seven Lladro Nao clowns, all perfect condition
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SPAIN

Promised Electricity Savings Cut In Half: Ribera admits the expected 30% reduction in electricity will only be 15%. The Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, admitted this Monday that there is some “uncertainty” in calculating the exact reduction in the price of electricity once the cap on gas to generate electricity comes into force, but maintains that the forecast of the Executive is that it will fluctuate between 15 and 20%. Ribera corrects herself, since on numerous occasions she had maintained that the reduction in the price of electricity with the new mechanism would be 30%. Full article: https://spainsnews.com

 

Spanish Police & LaLiga Carry Out Nationwide Pirate IPTV Crackdown at Businesses & Homes: LaLiga’s premium content is widely pirated in both homes and commercial premises such as bars and restaurants. The investigation identified locations in more than a dozen regions across Spain including Seville, Malaga, Cordoba, Zaragoza, Valladolid, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Gijón, Madrid, Vigo, Las Palmas, Bilbao and Barcelona. Coordinated inspections were carried out by police on a day when LaLiga Santander matches were being played, and 166 bars were identified as being involved in the fraudulent display of copyrighted content. The infringed content included matches from LaLiga Santandar and the prestigious UEFA Champions League.
-“As a result of [the operation], the entire infrastructure that allowed the illegal viewing of paid multimedia content was dismantled, with the identification of those responsible and the cessation of the illegal service they provided,” a statement from the National Police reads. During the operation police seized a large number of piracy-configured devices including Amazon Firesticks, generic Android boxes, and others from unnamed manufacturers.
-According to the authorities, the owners of the bars that used the devices to receive and display pirated live matches will be charged with offenses related to the fraudulent reception and distribution of copyrighted broadcasts accessed from encrypted sources. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/

AXARQUIA

Weather Alert- La Axarquia, in yellow warning for coastal phenomena this Tuesday: {Translation, summary}
-AEMET forecasts west and southwest winds of between 50 and 61 km per hour and waves of 2 to 3 meters, plus a significant drop in temperatures from Wednesday.
-AEMET has activated for Tuesday the yellow warning for coastal phenomena. It will be in force between 12.00 and 0.00 hours on Wednesday, May 25, when winds are expected to blow from the west and southwest with force 7, equivalent to gusts of between 50 and 61 km per hour. The situation may see waves of 2 to 3 meters high. The bad state of the sea and the strong wind will also be the protagonists in the rest of the coast of the province and throughout the coast of Granada and Almeria.
-Curiously, while in much of the Peninsula the intense heat retreats this Monday, in places along the coast of the Axarquia it will be the hottest day of the current heat wave. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/

TORROX

The sun will be on display at the Plaza de la Constitución:
Our Plaza, already known worldwide for its Sombrillas De Colores, is going to become a huge sun and its rays, drawn with yellow and orange umbrellas in the center of the square. The rest, blue umbrellas the color of our sky dotted with some white umbrellas simulating clouds.
Monday (23May) we finish the placement of umbrellas and we will be able to say that the sun is definitely coming to live in Torrox. Photo:Torrox Town Hall.  FB 

ALMUNECAR

New shop for organic products opens its doors in Almuñecar:
The recently opened shop La Boutique Bío de Axelle, in Granada’s Almuñecar, sells a whole host of organic food and non-food items. What stands out most about the new establishment is its offer of organic fruit and vegetables, but it also sells a wide range of other products, including nuts, cosmetics, beer, wine and cleaning products. Photo Credit & Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/ 

SEVILLE

Polígono Sur and Los Pajaritos in Seville repeat as the two poorest neighborhoods in Spain: {Translation, summary}
-The 2022 edition of the Urban Indicators of the National Institute of Statistics (INE), framed in the European project Urban Audit on living conditions in the cities of the European Union, includes again the Polígono Sur of Seville as the neighborhood with the lowest average annual net income per capita in Spain, followed again by Los Pajaritos and Amate and with a total of six neighborhoods of the Andalusian capital among the 15 with the lowest average annual net income per person in Spain.
-According to this statistical study, Polígono Sur repeats as the neighborhood with the lowest average net annual income per capita in Spain, with 5,666 euros per person compared to 5,329 euros in the study published in 2021, followed by Los Pajaritos and Amate with 6. 042 euros per person compared to the 5,757 euros per inhabitant reflected in the previous edition; and four more neighborhoods of the city in the fourth, tenth, twelfth and thirteenth positions of the total of 15 neighborhoods with the lowest average net annual income per person. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/sevi-poligono-y-pajaritos-repiten-como-barrios-mas-pobres-espana-202205231353_noticia.html

 

Flea infestation at the Interstellar Festival in Seville- “I thought I had the monkey virus”: {Translation, summary}
-Plague of fleas in the Interstellar festival that has been held over the past weekend in the Cartuja. Hundreds of attendees, mostly young people, who have attended the concerts of the sixth edition of the festival held in the meadow of the Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art (CAAC) and attended by approximately 20,000 people between concerts throughout the weekend (Friday and Saturday), are affected by the bite of these nasty insects.
-And is that what in principle could be a weekend of fun has become a nightmare for many, affected by the bite of these fleas. “I thought I had the monkey virus and they were fleas,” said Pablo G., a 19-year-old boy who keeps complaining about the hundreds of bites on his arms, legs and practically all over his body, which are becoming very uncomfortable now that he is in the middle of studying for his university exams.
-Complaints about this plague have flooded social networks and some users have even created an Instagram account called Pulgasinteresetelar and subtitled “Official account of the fleas of Interstellar 2022. Thank you Sevilla for this fantastic weekend”. In that network, as in others like Twitter or Facebook, there are numerous comments, mostly in a jocular tone about what happened this weekend in the Cartuja. Photo & Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/sevi-plaga-pulgas-festival-interestelar-sevilla-pense-tenia-virus-mono-202205231202_noticia.html 

UK

England discovers 36 new monkeypox cases, total rises to 56:
UK health authorities on Monday said they had detected 36 more cases of monkeypox in England and the first infection in Scotland. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said the new cases took the total number of confirmed in England since May 7 to 56, but stressed that although the outbreak was concerning, the risk to Britons remained low. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/

EUROPE

Sanctions Not Working- Russian rouble leaps to near 7-year high vs euro: The rouble has risen about 30% against the dollar this year despite a full-scale economic crisis in Russia, making it the world’s best-performing currency. The Russian rouble gained more than 6% against the euro on Monday to a near seven-year high, boosted by capital controls, strong oil prices and an upcoming month-end tax period. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/rouble-firms-heading-back-towards-multi-year-highs-vs-dollar-euro-2022-05-23/

 

Biden Gonna Kick The Bear Again?- Pentagon Weighs Deploying Special Forces to Guard Kyiv Embassy: U.S. military and diplomatic officials are weighing plans to send special forces troops to Kyiv to guard the newly reopened embassy there. Full article: https://www.wsj.com/

 

EU advises countries to plan vaccines for monkeypox outbreak:
In a report published today, the EU organisation said: ‘Countries should update their contact tracing mechanisms, their diagnostic capacity for orthopoxviruses and review the availability of smallpox vaccines, antivirals and personal protective equipment (PPE) for health professionals.’ It advises that government should review the types, doses and authorisation status of vaccines in case they need to be deployed.
-The report does not recommend mass vaccination programmes of people not at particular risk. It says that healthcare workers who may be exposed to the virus could be vaccinated as a precaution.
-At the moment, there is no specific approved vaccine, but the vaccine for smallpox is effective. If the current outbreaks continue to grow, states are likely to have to start rolling out jabs to try and get on top of the spread. For example, close contacts of those infected could be given the vaccine to give them protection.
-The UK has already recommended that close contacts of those with monkeypox could be given a Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) vaccine. This would be the Imvanex vaccine against smallpox, which contains a live modified form of the vaccinia virus called ‘vaccinia Ankara’, which is related to the smallpox virus.
-Initial symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion.
A rash can develop, often beginning on the face, then spreading to other parts of the body including the genitals. The rash changes and goes through different stages – it can look like chickenpox or syphilis, before finally forming a scab which later falls off. Most people recover in a few weeks even without treatment, but it can cause serious illness in some people. Young children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are thought to be particularly affected.
Full article: https://metro.co.uk/2022/05/23/eu-advises-countries-to-plan-vaccines-for-monkeypox-outbreak-16693859/

 

A visa by any other name…: Travellers from 63 world countries, who are eligible to enter the Schengen Area visa-free, will have to apply for a travel authorization before their trip to any of the 26 Member Countries by May 2023, when the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) is set to become fully effective. It is estimated that the new requirement will affect around 1.4 billion travellers from countries that have a visa-free travel regime with the EU.
-Travellers applying for an ETIAS will have to complete an online form with information regarding their identity, travel intention, and background security information, as well as upload a scanned copy of their passport and a digital biometric photo.
-Travellers will also have to pay a fee of €7 online. Yet, they will not have to go to an embassy, give fingerprints, or attend an interview. Once approved, an ETIAS authorization will be valid for an initial period of three years or up until the applicant’s passport expires, whichever comes first. The confirmation is sent to each applicant’s email, and then the same should be carried and presented to border officers, if required, either in digital form or printed when travelling to the Schengen Area. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/1-4-billion-people-will-have-to-apply-for-an-etias-authorization-before-travelling-to-eu-by-may-2023/

SPORTS

Tennis News- French Open updates:
-U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu emerged with a 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-1 victory over Czech qualifier Linda Noskova.
-Rafael Nadal beat Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round on Court Philippe Chatrier. Nadal will next face Corentin Moutet, a French wild-card entry who beat 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3.
-Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka lost in the first round of the French Open to local wild-card entry Corentin Moutet. Moutet beat the 2015 French Open champion 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
-Two former Grand Slam champions made it to the second round at the French Open. Petra Kvitova beat Anna Bondar 7-6 (0), 6-1 in the first round at Roland Garros and Victoria Azarenka defeated Ana Bogdan 6-7 (7), 7-6 (1), 6-2.
-Barbora Krejcikova has become only the third defending women’s champion to lose in the first round of the French Open. Krejcikova, a Czech player who was seeded second at Roland Garros, lost to 97th-ranked Diane Parry 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.
-Four-time grand slam champion Naomi Osaka exited the French Open in the first round on Monday as she lost 7-5 6-4 against Amanda Anisimova.
-Top-seeded Iga Swiatek has extended her winning streak to 29 matches by advancing to the second round of the French Open. The Polish player, who won the French Open title in 2020, beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 6-0 in the first round on Court Phillipe Chatrier. Photo:AP. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/french-open-novak-djokovic-rafael-nadal-naomi-osaka-sports-0bc0f05d51262636625db137c7f6ce04 

TECH

WhatsApp will stop working on iOS 10, iOS 11 and iPhone 5 and 5c from October 24:
-WhatsApp will stop working on iOS 10 and iOS 11, as well as phones from Apple who are unable to update to iOS 12, iPhone 5 5c, starting next October 24.
-The instant messaging application stops supporting versions of Android and iOS operating systems that are considered obsolete. This practice allows WhatsApp to keep updating and introducing new features.
-In this case, WhatsApp will no longer be compatible with the version of the operating system iOS 10 and iOS 11. In addition, it will also stop working on iPhone 5 and 5c, as it cannot be updated to iOS 12 .
-The change means that all users with an iPhone 6 onwards will still be able to access WhatsApp, but they will need to update the version of the operating system to iOS 12 to do so. Full article:
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Power Mad Chief Globalist Klaus Schwab Tells Members of the World Economic Forum, meeting in Davos this week, “The future is being built by us! By a powerful community, as you here in this room.”:
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DigameXtra No. 2268 Monday, May 23rd, 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.
***Trips***
June
-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
July
-1st – 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.
-22nd – Day trip to Cadiz with Guide €35pp. Cádiz, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe , with archaeological remains dating to the 12th century BC, was founded by the Phoenicians. It has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. It is also the site of the University of Cádiz.
Situated on a narrow slice of land surrounded by the sea‚ Cádiz is, in most respects, a typically Andalusian city with well-preserved historical landmarks. The older part of Cádiz, within the remnants of the city walls, is commonly referred to as the Old Town (Spanish: Casco Antiguo). It is characterized by the antiquity of its various quarters (barrios), among them El Pópulo, La Viña , and Santa María, which present a marked contrast to the newer areas of town. While the Old City’s street plan consists of narrow winding alleys connecting large plazas, newer areas of Cádiz typically have wide avenues and more modern buildings. In addition, the city is dotted with numerous parks where exotic plants flourish, including giant trees allegedly brought to Spain by Columbus from the New World .
-29th – Trip to the Biopark in Fuengirola €30pp TBC includes entry to the park.
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 Restaurant- El Morche:
Have you ever had a GREEN smoothie? If you like green veggies like cucumbers, parsley plus a touch of this and a hint of that, you sure will enjoy this refreshing and absolutely delicious and healthy treat. Also, if you like Tiramisu but find it too heavy and rich in calories, ask Gaby for a Tiramisu Light; Tell her Norma sent you! And check the rest of the menu, it is full of tasty surprises and delicious food combinations. Bio Beach offers you some of the best food, company and vistas in La Costa del Sol. Watch this space and we’ll introduce you to Poke next time. Happy Munching! The staff is professional, friendly and make you feel totally at home! Tell them DigameXtra sent you there!
The Bio Beach lectures are taking a pause for the summer. We will resume in September with a food presentation on Wed. Sept. 14th at 11am. These programmes 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. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. We look forward to see you there! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com

 

The Wasps- UK Punk: Sat., 11June 00:00
Louie Louie Live in Estepona
With original front man Jesse Lynn-Dean. Established London 1976. NOW performing the FIRST LIVE Wasps performances since 1979!!
Featuring Wasps songs from ’77-’79 including their singles “Teenage Treats” & “Can’t Wait Till ’78” from the “Live at the Vortex” LP album & 7″ single, plus loads of their other great songs from that era & ALSO NEW SONGS from their new album “Punk Prayer” released on vinyl June 2022. FB

 

One For The Children, Young & Old: Musical Theater
“Alice In Wonderland”. Tuesday, May 24, 2022 17.30 at the Teatro Del Carmen- Velez Malaga
This is a family theater for all ages, especially recommended for children up to 12 years (nursery and primary). Highly engaging and fun, it promotes values of excellence, friendship, equality and anti-bullying.
The duration is of 1 hour and 15 minutes; its price is 8 euros per person in advance: online, or at the Cultura de Vélez Málaga (El Posito) Office, or the Tourism Office in Torre del Mar. 10 euros at the box office (an hour before).
Info & Tix: https://entradium.com/ 

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CycleNerja: Bike Rental and Cycle Hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Our contact is also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.

 

Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
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– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
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– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com ; Our contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. 

 

Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.

 

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria:
Personal tailor-made real estate.
Specialising in property sales, we are listing specialists.
Our small dynamic team are forever evolving and thinking of new and different marketing strategies. We know that every sale and client are different, so we ensure that we change to fit these needs and requirements.
Personal bespoke service is our specialty, we want every client to feel valued and we strive to keep clients updated, informed and giving guidance through the selling process.
If you want a positive selling experience contact us to see how we can market your property for sale and ask about our exclusive competitive rates.
BluCee Real Estate look forward to helping you in the future.
We have clients looking for properties to buy inland and on the Coast.
Check out our reviews on Google and Facebook.
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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
BluCee Real Estate are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day. 

 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
-Preloved stunning bookcases. Natural & yute
Measurements 84 x 28.50 x 100cms
Price 90€ each ( 2 available ) or 150€ for the 2
-Solid drop leaf occasional table with / small drawers
Natural & yute New handles Measurements
85 x 33 x 55.50cms (opened) Ends folded 62cms. Price 75€
-Occasional lamp table natural & yute new handle Measurements 40 x 30 x 44.50cms Price 35€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Silvercrest Deep Fat Fryer. Very Good Condition / as new. Hardly used. 10 euros. Call Jane, Torrox Campo. Call 07958 789170 or email: kingswoodjane@hotmail.co.uk 

 

For Sale: Nautical melamine dinnerware, rope design.
Salad Bowl and Servers. 2 Square Trays 33×24 cm. 5 Oval Dishes 35×25 cm. 16 Cereal Bowls. 20 small Plates 19 cm. 8 Medium Plates 23 cm. 16 Large Plates 25 xcm. 3 Egg Cups. 6 Mugs. All in excellent condition. 150 Euros.
Steve, Nerja. Phone:- 0034 609 545413
e mail:- adamsnerja@yahoo.co.uk 

 

Wanted: Items for child. We have our 9-month-old grandson coming to visit us over the holidays. Has anyone got any of the following items in reasonable condition they no longer need. We are willing to purchase.
-Playpen
-Car seat (Swivel type)
-Cot
We live in Torrox Costa. Please call or WhatsApp Allyson on +447483852230 or email allyrowan@yahoo.co.uk

 

Recommendations & Requests

Lost Item: Help please to find lost wooden walking stick of sentimental value.
Lost -Saturday 21st May around 1pm
Where -on the track from Alcaucin to El Alcazar just before the concrete road or In the first picnic area. We returned and searched for it as soon as we realised it wasn’t on the boot around 2.30 but not located. Hoping a walker may have picked it up.
If anyone saw it could they contact me or if anyone knows any walking groups in Alcaucin that I could contact to ask please let me know. Reward if found. Can travel to pick up if found. Many thanks. Barbara / Benajarafe
Email: barbara.mcmahon505@gmail.com

 

Strimming Needed in Cutar Campo: Can anyone recommend a handyman who does strimming and has their own strimming equipment? We are in Cutar campo. About one day’s work. Many thanks. Caroline, Cutar.
Caroline.hayling@yahoo.com

 

News & Articles

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SPAIN

30 cases of monkeypox confirmed in Madrid and another 40 under study: {Translation} 22May22 18:36
-The Community of Madrid has 30 confirmed cases of monkeypox and another 40 are still being studied as suspects, according to data provided on Sunday by the regional health minister, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, who reiterated that work is being done to try to locate the chain of transmission. In Spain, at least six autonomous communities have registered possible cases of smallpox.
-The 30 cases confirmed in Madrid have been confirmed through PCR tests, while the remaining 40 are awaiting sequencing. All those affected are males who are progressing favourably and are in isolation. The infections, according to initial data, occurred through two chains of transmission, one of them related to a sauna in the capital, which has now been closed.
-Most of them would be related to sexual relations between men. “The main thing now is to locate the traceability of all cases and from there to achieve isolation and try to stop the transmission of the virus. We must continue and wait for these tests to arrive as soon as possible and try to confirm who is infected and establish the necessary isolation mechanisms in these cases,” said Ruiz Escudero.
-The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed more than 80 cases and announced a working protocol with the affected countries, more than a dozen according to its estimates, to improve “their understanding of the extent and causes of the disease”. The WHO is also aware of another 50 or so cases pending confirmation of a virus it describes as “endemic in animal populations in several countries”. Source, Spanish: https://www.canarias7.es/

MALAGA

Skyrocketing Rents A Threat to Young Workers and Healthy Development of Communities: {Translation, summary}
-A youth unemployment rate of 33%, low wages and the high price of flats prevent youth emancipation. Record breaking numbers of evictions and squatted properties plague the region at a time when landlords are raising rents to try and cover losses incurred due to Covid caused high vacancy rates the past 2 years.
-It has never been easy for young people (between 18 and 25 years of age) to leave their parents’ house and start their lives independently, but now it is practically impossible, thus hindering their development in life. The youth unemployment rate in Malaga is skyrocketing, those who do get a job tend to have low wages or precarious conditions and the price of housing, both for buying and renting, is skyrocketing. It is an explosive mixture that prevents today’s youth, the most educated in history, from being able to grow from a personal point of view. And that, subsequently, leads to later relationships, lower birth rates, frustrations, in short, problems.
-The latest Emancipation Observatory published by the Spanish Youth Council, with data from the first half of 2021, is devastating. “We have the sad honor of registering the lowest emancipation rate of this century,” reads the document, which exposes the current situation of young people without mincing words. Only 15% of young people have managed to become independent, being the lowest figure since 1998.
-Buying a house and taking out a mortgage is unfeasible, for most young people it never even crosses their minds. But the option of renting is also very complicated and in order to get it, one has to resign oneself to sharing a flat between several people, as if one were an eternal student. “A young person who wants to emancipate themselves on their own would spend, on average, 81.9% of their salary on rent or would have to adjust to a maximum tolerable surface area of 29.3 square metres”, regrets the report by the Spanish Youth Council. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/
(Depending on how the Andalucian elections turn out, this situation could lead to rent controls. If these trends continue, and landlords refuse to moderate rents to be in line with local economies, then the gov’t will eventually step in to do the moderating, as we see in Catalonia right now. -Ed.)

EUROPE

The UN condemns the “stigmatization of LGTBI and Africans” in “stereotyped” information about monkeypox: {Translation}
-The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Sunday condemned “stereotypical” reports and comments about the spread of monkeypox that have contributed to reinforcing homophobic and racist stigma against the LGTBI community and citizens of African countries.
-UNAIDS said in a statement released Sunday that “a significant proportion of cases have been identified among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, with some cases identified through sexual health clinics.
-However, the UN programme recalls that “the World Health Organization (WHO) notes that available evidence suggests that those most at risk are those who have had close physical contact with someone with monkeypox, and that risk is not limited to men who have sex with men”. “Lessons from the AIDS response show that stigma and blame directed at certain groups of people can quickly undermine the response to the outbreak,” the programme laments in the statement. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/


Belgium becomes first country to introduce compulsory monkeypox quarantine: Belgium has become the first country to introduce a compulsory 21-day monkeypox quarantine – as 14 countries now confirm outbreaks of the viral disease and doctors warn of a ‘significant rise’ in UK cases. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/

SPORTS

Football News- Man City crowned 2021/22 Premier League champions: Man City have been crowned 2021/22 Premier League champions after a dramatic final day to the Premier League season. City, who knew a victory would secure them the title, were 2-0 down to Aston Villa with just 15 minutes remaining, but turned the game around with three goals in five minutes to win 3-2 in thrilling scenes to rival the famous 2012 Premier League title victory. Full article: https://www.skysports.com/

 

F1 News- Spanish Grand Prix Results: Max Verstappen wins in Spain to take title lead as Charles Leclerc retires. Max Verstappen fought back from an early spin to win the Spanish Grand Prix after title rival Charles Leclerc retired from a dominant lead. It was Verstappen’s fourth victory in six races this year, helped by Red Bull imposing team orders on Sergio Perez. It gives him the championship lead for the first time in 2022 and he heads to Monaco next weekend with a six-point advantage over Leclerc.
Mercedes’ George Russell took a strong third after a long and valiant attempt to hold Verstappen at bay early in the race. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/ 

 

Tennis News:
-2022 French Open men’s singles: See the full draw and latest results here
-Alcaraz begins on the fast track in Paris: Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz got into action this Sunday at the Roland Garros tournament with a solid win (6-4, 6-2, 6-0) against Argentinean Juan Ignacio Lóndero, to join in the second round with his compatriot Albert Ramos, also a winner along with Jaume Munar and Bernabé Zapata, while Alejandro Davidovich and Carlos Taberner were dismissed. Photo:Hipolito/AFP7. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/ 

 

Golf News- Tiger Woods withdraws from PGA Championship after one of the worst rounds of his career: Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship on Saturday, carding a nine-over 79. That left the 46-year-old 12 over par and tied for last among the 79 players to make the halfway cut and his subsequent withdrawal came as no surprise. Full article: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/

TECH

iPhone and iPad users just got the iOS 15.5 upgrade: {DigameXtra} While iOS 15.5 isn’t as revolutionary an update as iOS 15 was and iOS 16 will be, it’s still packing some interesting and useful changes, the largest being the full rollout of Universal Control. When you are ready to get this update, plug in charger, connect to good quality wifi, go to Settings > General > Software Update. You may see two software update options available. You can choose to stay on iOS15 or iPadOS 15 and still get important security updates. To update to iOS15.5 and iPadOS 15.5, choose that option. Tap/click on Install Now. 

OTHER

Meet the ‘Hermettes’: A Secret Society of Women Who Prefer to Be Left Alone: “Hermette” derives from hermit, those who live in solitude or in a small social circle. The society holds many misunderstandings toward hermits. People see them as self-centered, anti-social, hostile, cynical, fearful of people, and uncooperative.
-It never was common to live as a hermit, and in the Western world, hermits are still rare. It’s even harder for women to choose this lifestyle. The masculine hermit has existed across cultures for many years, but the feminine of a hermit – what I call a hermette – is a lifestyle that I believe should become a new feminine ideal. Full article: https://www.msn.com/

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