DigameXtra No. 2261 – WEEKEND EDITION – Saturday, May 14th, 2022

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Music by Marlene + Sunday Roast: Sun 15May 2-5pm
The Times Sports Bar & Grill
Live on the terrace, please book meals. Jazz, Swing & Blues
C/ Cartama 47, La Cala de Mijas. 952 494 448 

 

The White Rose Fuengirola: Sun 15May. Door at 12noon.
Live Music & Lovely food
The Boliches Brothers 2:30pm
Nico Sabatini 5.30 pm
Puerto Deportivo 54 29640 Fuengirola  FB  & VIDEO LINK

 

Live Flamenco from Nino Carmelo: Friday 20 May 8pm
Theater Casa de la Cultura, Almunecar
Guitar, singing, dancing and flamenco group.  FB 

 

Upcoming Concerts:
-Local choir Coro Ciudad de Almuñécar (Director: Eusebio Pita) has the pleasure of inviting you to their 35th Anniversary concert, which will take place Saturday 28 May at 20:00 in the Almuñecar Auditorio, free entry.
-On Sunday 29 May at 19:00 there will be a grand gala concert in aid of RED CROSS with 6 acts from piano to poetry to Pop&Rock, which will be held in the Auditorium of the Casa de la Cultura, Almuñécar. Tickets 5 euros.
For more information tel: 689 111 352 

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Tango Argentino Lessons: Come to dance every Wednesday
19.30. (After the class we will have some time to practice)
For all levels beginners, intermediate and advanced
Cafetería “La Güena Gente”
Avda.de Pescia 21, Nerja, Málaga
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Teacher Miguel Wiede
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my website www.ojosnegrostango.com
and my telephone number & whatsapp 34 659 262616 

 

Dogsitter service: Whether for a holiday or just an overnight stay or during the day, I am offering taking in up to 3 small dogs to take care o them. I have always had dogs but lost mine. The dog(s) will stay in my apartment with me not in a kennel. If you are interested and need more information message me please.
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For Sale: Cudy LT400 4G wireless router. Nearly new, but now surplus to requirements. Bought February 2022 from Amazon. Can be connected via cable or operated from a sim card. 50 Euros no offers. Terry, Nerja. 694448597 tel & Whatsapp

 

Wanted: Long term rental. Having sold my house recently, I am urgently looking to rent an apartment in any of the following areas ( central location), Algarrobo Costa, Torrox Costa or Nerja. 2/3 bedrooms, easy access, parking, light and airy! My budget is €800 depending on location and condition. I am prepared to upgrade an apartment subject to agreed terms.
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Wanted: Small economic car such as an Opel Corsa, Fiat Panda, Ford Fiesta. Any Brits leaving Spain looking to sell their vehicle? Karen, Archez
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News & Articles

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SPAIN

Spanish government caps maximum gas price and pledges ‘everyone will notice the difference in their electricity bills’ – IF the EU approves measure:
-Despite what some local news sources are saying, this is NOT a done deal without EU approval.
-The measure will be in force for one year and will begin in approximately two weeks, following authorisation from Brussels.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/

 

Brussels forces Spain to change the regulated electricity rate as a condition for approving the gas cap: Brussels has forced Spain to reform the semi-regulated electricity rate to decouple it from the hourly price of the wholesale electricity market. As confirmed by government sources, this is a requirement of the European Commission to give the green light to the Iberian cap on gas that has been approved this Friday by Spain and Portugal. The mechanism has already been approved by both governments and now needs the definitive approval of Brussels, which may take up to “two weeks,” according to Vice President Teresa Ribera. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/

 

Spain to Reopen Land Borders With Morocco on May 17: According to the Spanish Ministry of Interior, the decision of the country to reopen its borders follows the successful cooperation between the authorities of the two countries.
-The Spanish and the Moroccan authorities have agreed to a gradual reopening. It has been explained that as soon as the first phase of the reopening takes place, citizens and residents of the EU as well as nationals of other countries who are authorised to enter the Schengen Area, will be permitted to cross the land borders.
-“It will be a gradual reopening: at midnight between Monday and Tuesday of next week, the steps of El Tarajal, in Ceuta, and Beni Enzar, in Melilla, will be reopened for citizens and residents of the European Union and for those people authorized to circulate in the Schengen Area,” the statement of the Ministry reads.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/

NERJA

La Noche en Blanco returns to Nerja, Saturday, May 21 with more than twenty cultural activities: {Translation, summary}
-“We are finally bringing back this cultural activity,” said the first deputy mayor, stressing that “the Department of Culture has organised a varied programme with interesting new features, including performances, concerts, theatre, dance and visits to the museum and the Cave. We hope that our neighbours and visitors will enjoy this celebration of culture, always with prudence and responsibility”.
-For her part, the Councillor for Culture has detailed that in this edition the activities will begin at the Balcón de Europa from 11 am, and will take place throughout the day in the Villa de Nerja Cultural Centre, Municipal Library, Museum of Nerja, Church of El Salvador, ground floor of the Town Hall, Cave of Nerja and Plaza de España, where they will conclude. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/ 

 

The renovation of public lighting begins in the urban area of Nerja: {Translation, summary}
The intervention involves the renovation of 1,921 street lights in 81 streets and 13 squares in the town centre. In addition, work is being carried out on the old N-340 road, the accesses to the municipality from the motorway, the banks of the river Chillar, the El Playazo lane and the Camino de Burriana.
The type of LED lamp being installed has a longer lifespan than the current one, reduces the carbon footprint, is fully recyclable and allows for dimming. The lighting renovation will also improve the quality of public lighting in the municipality, improving uniformity, as lighting studies of the streets and public spaces have been previously carried out. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/

TORRE DEL MAR

Torre del Mar announces San Juan night performances line-up:
The events planned for the Night of San Juan, to be held on June 23, which this year will feature the performance of Fangoria, The Return of the Decade (El Regreso de la Década) and Sau Dj & Jvni. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/ 

EUROPE

France Decides to Lift Requirement to Wear Mask on Metro, Bus & Train: The French government has announced that given the evolving epidemiological situation, from May 16, wearing the mask will no longer be mandatory on the subway, bus, or train.
In addition, in a statement issued on May 12, the government stressed that wearing the mask would remain mandatory for caregivers, patients, and visitors to health and care facilities, including hospitals, pharmacies, and medical biology laboratories. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Swiatek asserts No. 1 status with win over Andreescu in Rome: If there were any lingering questions about who is the new dominant force in women’s tennis, Iga Swiatek put that to rest with a 7-6 (2), 6-0 victory over 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu on Friday to reach the Italian Open semifinals and extend her winning streak to 26 matches. Photo:AP. Full article: https://www.tennis.com/ 

HEALTH

Spain has 26 cases of acute hepatitis in children, 232 in Europe: {Translation, summary}
-Spain now has 26 cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children, according to data published Friday by the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Europe and the European Centre for disease Control and Prevention.
-In Europe, until Friday, have been reported in 232 cases of hepatitis, of which 229 were classified as probable and three as epidemiologically linked, by 14 countries. Of the 229 probable cases, of which 122 have been recovered, while 18 are still under medical care.
-The cases are concentrated in Belgium (12), Cyprus (2) Denmark (6), Greece (two), Ireland (6) Italy (24) Netherlands (6) Norway (5) Poland (1), Serbia (1) Slovenia (1) Spain (26) Sweden (9th) and United Kingdom (131).
The majority (75,9%) of the cases are children under 5 years.
Source, Spanish: https://www.infosalus.com/

TECH

Twitter admits nearly 1 out of 20 accounts is FAKE- Elon Musk has said that his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter is now “temporarily” on hold: In a tweet, Musk linked to a story by Reuters, which said that Twitter had estimated that fake or spam accounts accounted for fewer than 5% of its monetizable daily active users during the first quarter.
Musk noted that “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users.” Reducing the purchase price by 5% would be a 2.2 billion savings for Musk.
Full article: https://www.zdnet.com/

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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