DigameXtra No. 2253 Thursday, May 5th, 2022

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Ladies Lunch at La Scala Marbella: Wednesday 11th of May we have a Fashion Show by Mapuchi Moda while enjoying our 3 course menu with unlimited Prosecco and one cocktail from only €35 while enjoying live music with Johnny G! Make sure to reserve your table because these ladies lunches are very popular! See you there ladies! Res: 951 569 362
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Navy frigate due to dock in Malaga and open its decks to visitors:
-This weekend – on May 6, 7 and 8 – the Navy frigate F-82 Victoria, based at the Rota Naval Base (Cádiz) will visit the city.
It is planned that on 7 and 8 May it will hold open days to the public at its berth at the Levante dock. The schedule is Saturday, 7 May, from 10am to 12noon and from five in the afternoon to 8pm; and on Sunday, the 8th, from 10am to 1pm and again from 5pm to 8pm.
-Meanwhile, on 12 May at 7.30pm, an informative talk will take place at the Real Club Mediterráneo entitled ‘500 years of the first circumnavigation. Magallanes – Elcano Expedition’ led by Enrique Esquivel Lalinde of the Institute of Naval History and Culture.
-Also from 23 May to 3 June 3, a historical exhibition will take place at the Malaga Naval Command entitled ‘The greatest maritime adventure in history’, with free access and open to the public from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com 


Gardening group- Nerja: Possible Gardening group/club/get together. Please contact me if you are a gardener or just interested in sharing ideas, plants, advice etc. Nerja and around area. Sandra, Nerja
Email: Sandra dot coakleyevans at gmail.com 

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For Sale, 3 items:
-Black Glass TV Stand. 35 Euros
-Color TV, 44 inches, Samsung Model UE401-HE5000AK. It’s not a Smart-TV. 55 Euros, 80 Euros for the TV + Stand
-Childs Car Seat, Babyauto brand, rarely used 30 Euros
Contact Berkeley / La Vinuela. 635408537. Buyer collects.


For Sale: Guitar body. 1960’s Klira ultra thinline 335 type Archtop. Hollowbody. The guitar needs humbuckers, potentiometer, 3 way switch and rewiring. The guitar is Geman built and is of the same quality of Hofner, Hohner, Framus etc. These guitars are now fetching some serious money.
Asking price 250 euros. More pics on request. Dana / Nerja
(dana10marzo@gmail.com) WhatsApp 640154399 


Wanted: Electric Wheelchair. I would like a second hand electric wheelchair for my husband who weighs approximately 95 kilos. If anyone can help me with this please contact me at: finkacele2@gmail.com
Thank you, Jackie / Competa


Recommendations & Requests

Terry Massen: I am not sure if all the people who knew Terry in and around the Torrox area are aware that he died on the 31st August 2021 of a long illness.
Terry and l bought our finca in 1989. He had taken early retirement from his job as an agricultural engineer. We loved Spain and our children and grandchildren had many happy times there.
Terry was involved with the Los Amigos Club in Torrox Park and enjoyed preparing the weekly quiz for quite a while. At times, he actually used his own funds to keep the club afloat.
We married in 1963. We never divorced and remained friends to the end. I will always cherish Torrox in my heart and remain friends with both our Spanish and English friends who have taken up residency in Spain.
-Tina Massen, Torrox, tinamassenAThotmailD0TcoD0Tuk


Choir recruiting new singers: Coraxalia International Choir welcomes new singers. We rehearse on Thursdays, 17:30 – 20:00 in the Casa Hermandad de la Cofradía de los Estudiantes, Plaza de los Sastres, 1, CP 29700 Vélez-Málaga, near San Juan Church and the Language School. Parking nearby at the San Francisco market (1 euro). For more information please contact 657 951 755
Please note that you may join Coraxalia at any point in the Term time. Don’t hesitate to give us a call!
To San Francisco square parking: From junction on 272 on motorway A7, take road to Velez Malaga. At roundabout, take first right. At next roundabout, (McDonalds), go left and take dual carriageway all the way into town. (Avenida Vivar Tellez). At roundabout with a fountain on it, go straight across and follow yellow sign for Parking San Francisco. A slight hill. Take left fork and up the hill Calle Lopez de la Vega, just past Pareja Almacen, go next right at yellow sign to parking Arroyo San Francisco. Parking is only 1euro.
To rehearsal room: Walk into San Francisco square and from the wooden portcullis door to the covered market, cross the square to Calle San Francisco (Pedestrian only). Walk to the end of this narrow street, you’ll see a round fountain on your right and the Casa Cervantes on your left. Carry straight on. You’ll see a shop L. Morales with red door, lane goes slightly to the left. The rehearsal room is in the corner next to the massive wooden doors, Casa Hermandad de los estudiantes. It’s very close to the church of San Juan with the statue of someone wearing a pointed hat.
Note, there is also parking near the San Juan church. 


News & Articles

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UPDATE– Torrox hosts this Sunday, II Día de la Moto Villa de Torrox (its second Day of Motorcycle Villa de Torrox): {Translation, summary}
-The II Motorcycle Day Villa de Torrox to be held this Sunday, March 8, will have a charitable purpose as all the proceeds of the day will go to the newly formed Torrox Cancer Association.
-The route will pass through the heart of Torrox and discover its landscapes and the contrast between the sea and the mountains across the entire municipality, eventually reaching El Peñoncillo or the roundabout of Marengo in El Morche. There will be a stop in the old town, where they will have refreshments in the Plaza de la Constitución, before setting off on their return journey.
-There will be prizes for the farthest (oldest?) biker, the newest bike (youngest biker?) and the club with the highest number of registered participants. Registration fee is 10 euros per person and includes lunch with three drinks (as well as a drink at the stop en route).
-The route will start at noon. Also enjoy the paella and the bar that will be available in the avenue of El Faro, where the expected arrival of the bikers is around 14:00.
-At around 15:00 there will be an acrobatic exhibition by Luis Nino and there will be an exhibition of Honda, Kawasaki and Kymco motorbikes, as well as an exhibition of vintage motorbikes and stands selling clothing and merchandising. There will also be live performances by Artesanos de la Música and Tributo Rock Banda to liven up the afternoon. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/


Mobile unit of ITV for mopeds returns to Nerja: {Translation, summary}
-The mobile ITV unit for mopeds will be in Nerja on Wednesday, 11th of May, on the esplanade of the street market, at the end of Calle Cisne, from 8.30 to 14.30 , and the following day, Thursday, 12th of May, from 8.30 to 12.30.
-Those interested in having their mopeds serviced should make an appointment, which can be requested via the website www.itvcita.com or by telephone on 959 999 999 999.
-Payment must be made by bank card and you must be in possession of a valid driving licence, technical inspection card and proof of insurance.
-Mopeds are obliged to undergo their first MOT three years after the date of initial registration, and subsequent MOTs every two years. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/


Almuñecar gets third dog park: Almuñecar now has its third dog park, which was inaugurated on Thursday, April 28. The enclosure is located in La Sandovala Park, next to Avenida Amelia Sánchez de Alcázar and behind the Pirámide building. Photo:Almuñecar Town Hall. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/ 


UK on course for early heatwave in two weeks as temperatures will start to climb from this Saturday: The Met Office said Britain will likely face heatwave from around mid-May, the Met Office has said, as temperatures start to climb from Saturday onwards.
Meteorologist Marco Petagna said the weather could get “very warm” later this month, peaking around 22C or 23C in the south of England. Full article: https://www.cityam.com/


Have you seen this pic of Hillary Clinton at the MET Gala party in NYC? She has a gown with a long train, with its own masked handler! Full article: https://miamistandard.news Photo:Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images.


Another Attack on a Famous Comedian – This Time, Comedian Dave Chappelle attacked on stage: American comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage on Tuesday night at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles by an assailant who tackled him to the ground before being apprehended and arrested, video footage verified by Reuters showed. Lee had a replica gun that contained a knife blade when he attacked Chappelle.
-Video footage posted on Twitter showed the assailant running onto the stage and launching his upper body into Chappelle, slamming his shoulder into the comedian’s ribs and chest. After the initial contact, the assailant and Chappelle took several steps before both fell to the floor, it showed. The assailant then stood up and ran around the stage, dodging a swarm of people for several seconds before they tackled him near the back of the stage. Chappelle’s Netflix comedy special “The Closer” was criticized last year by some who saw it as ridiculing transgender people. Supporters of the comedian viewed it as a cry against what is called cancel culture.
-The attack occurred just over a month after actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars, an unprecedented incident at the globally televised event that prompted concerns that performers might face copycat assaults. Photo:Unilad. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/ 


Football News- Aston Villa old boy lands shock record pay day as Maradona ‘Hand of God’ shirt is sold for just over £7m: Former Aston Villa midfielder Steve Hodge has landed a mega pay-day after his match-worn Diego Maradona ‘Hand of God’ shirt sold for more than £7million at auction.
Hodge – who made just over 50 appearances for Villa during the mid-80’s – swapped shirts with the legendary Maradona after the 1986 World Cup quarter-final clash between England and Argentina in Mexico, and has owned it ever since, although the item has spent the last 20 years on loan at the National Football Museum in Manchester.
Maradona – one of the greatest footballers of all time, who died in November 2020 at the age of 60 – famously scored two unforgettable goals in the match, including one assisted by the “Hand of God”, as England were knocked out of the tournament. Photo on right is of Steve Hodge and Diego Maradona as they battle for the ball during the 1986 World Cup quarter-final between England and Argentina. Photos:Getty.
Full article: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/ 


Tennis News- Nadal wins on return from injury in Madrid: Rafael Nadal enjoyed a winning return after a six-week injury break, opening his Madrid campaign with a 6-1, 7-6(7/4) success over Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic on Wednesday.
-The Spanish star had been sidelined with a rib injury since his Indian Wells final defeat in March but showed little sign of rust as he skipped into the third round.
-The 22-year-old Kecmanovic entered the match carrying the second-highest tally of wins on tour this season –- his 23 victories placing him just one behind Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Carlos Alcaraz.
-Nadal, a three-time title winner in 2022, improved to 21-1 for the year and now awaits the winner of the clash between Belgian qualifier David Goffin and Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp. Photo:OSCAR DEL POZO AFP. Full article: https://www.france24.com/ 


The World Health Organization (WHO) is creating a global treaty giving its mandates worldwide authority, to be voted on by your national representatives in coming months: Let your UN representative know your opinion! This treaty would cede all power to the UN/WHO to mandate injections, vaccine passports and total surveillance. The treaty is a direct threat to a nation’s sovereignty to make decisions for itself and its citizens, and would erode democracy everywhere. Not only would the treaty empower the WHO to mandate COVID jabs and vaccine passports globally, it could potentially also expand the WHO’s power to dictate all health care policy worldwide!
The treaty would also give the WHO the power to censor health information worldwide. This would be disastrous, as the WHO has a long history of corruption and health policy failures that are intrinsically linked to conflicts of interest. Full article: https://www.naturalblaze.com/2022/03/who-treaty-seeks-total-control-over-global-health.html
More info, from World Council For Health: https://worldcouncilforhealth.org/news/2022/03/pandemic-treaty/45591/
Official WHO Statement: https://www.who.int/news/item/01-12-2021-world-health-assembly-agrees-to-launch-process-to-develop-historic-global-accord-on-pandemic-prevention-preparedness-and-response


Virus saves man from antibiotic-resistant bacteria: The 56-year-old joins the small but growing number of patients who have overcome superbug infections thanks to bacteriophages.
In January 2020, a 56-year-old man arrived at a Boston hospital complaining of a skin rash that had spread down his left arm. In a few months, his situation became so critical that he had to be admitted to hospital. The story of how he overcame this condition is a new example of how viruses can be used to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a global pandemic that kills more than AIDS, malaria and some cancers every year.
Photo:UCSD. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/ 


Astroturismo in Granada, unique experiences under the stars: This is a long article in Spanish, with good info on several observatories with advanced telescopes open to the public. Too long to post here, but if you are interested in Astronomy, and can read Spanish, or know how to use a webpage translator, see the article here: https://sevilla.abc.es/viajar/sevi-astroturismo-granada-experiencia-unica-bajo-estrellas-202205040902_noticia.html


Bringing forward your retirement and not losing money on your pension? It is possible if you belong to these groups (including artists, singers, dancers & other performers): {Translation, summary}
-As we get older, questions are often asked by human resources advisors: at what age will I be able to retire? How many years do I need? What pension will I get? Will it keep up with inflation? There are many factors on which the outcome of our retirement depends: the years of contribution, the age or whether the worker is self-employed, for example.
-In this context, some groups are governed by a special category that allows workers to bring forward their retirement without losing pension money. These are some, but not all, of the groups that can take advantage of this special regime to enjoy early retirement without loss of pension:
*Workers included in the Mining Statute: the early retirement pension is recognised for workers whose “circumstances of hardship, toxicity, dangerousness or unhealthiness” establish the scale approved for this purpose. The coefficient for this group can be up to 0.5, depending on their category.
*Aerial work flight personnel: flight crew members, included in the labour ordinance. Depending on the category, the corresponding coefficient is reduced by 0.4 for pilots and 0.3 for other crew members (mechanic, photo operator, technological equipment operator, photographer and camera operator).
*Railway workers: belonging to employees who have belonged to occupational groups and activities of a particularly dangerous or arduous nature. A coefficient of between 0.15 and 0.1 is applied to them.
*Artists: singers, dancers and trapeze artists may retire at the age of 60 if they have worked for a minimum of 8 years during the 21 years prior to retirement.
*Bullfighting professionals: matadors, rejoneadores, novilleros, banderilleros picadores and comic bullfighters can retire at 55 if they are registered and have participated in a certain number of bullfights. In total, 150 for matadors, rejoneadores and novilleros, while for the rest there are 200. At 60 years of age, the puntilleros, with a total of 250 festejos, and at 65 years of age for the mozos de estoques and assistants, also with 250 festejos.
*Firefighters in the service of public administrations and organisations: they will be able to take early retirement with a reduction coefficient of 0.2. The minimum age will be 60, or 59 if they have accumulated 35 or more years of contributions.
*Ertzaintza (Basque police): they may take early retirement with a reduction coefficient of 0.2. The minimum age will be 60, or 59 if they have accumulated 35 or more years of contributions.
*Local Police: members of the Local Police who are career civil servants may take early retirement. The reduction coefficient will be 0.2 and the upper limit for early retirement will be 5 years before ordinary retirement (or 6 with 37 years of contributions).
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/


This Hungarian scientist claims that rats are capable of playing video games and reasoning intelligently: {Translation}
-Viktor Toth, 30, has been conducting an experiment for the past 12 months to prove that rats are great decision-makers and can be as intelligent as humans. To do this, he tested them by playing the legendary video game “Doom”.
-The fast and furry rodents, Romero and Tom, named after the video game’s creators, were able to navigate themselves through a series of mazes, open doors and even shoot monsters, Viktor said.
-The neuroscientist from Budapest, Hungary, claims that rats are as intelligent as apes. He built a virtual reality setup to test his hypothesis.
-Using a system based on a drinker tube and a rotating ball, the rats were able to move through the video game and overcome the various obstacles placed in their way.
-Viktor recorded this video to prove that his hypothesis was real and left all his followers astonished. “It’s incredible to see the rat moving so intelligently,” commented one of his followers.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/ AND VIDEO LINK 


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Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:

Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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

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