DigameXtra No. 2263 Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

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What’s On

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Local Favorite Alberto Fer: At Legends- Torre del Mar
Friday 20 May 20.00 – 22.00 for another of his legendary live music performances. See menus here
Table booking & reserving event meals, ‘Tex/Mex Plate menu’ or ‘Butter Chicken’, please pre-book in time so Dario can prepare. +34 951 53 58 71
C/ Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez, 9-G, 29740 Torre del Mar FB


The Blue Stompers Live At Speakeasy: Sat May 21st, 11pm
We will be once again playing live at the famous Speakeasy Jazz Club and Cocktails bar in Las Rampas, bringing you the best in Blues, Boogie and lots more.
Paseo de las Rampas, 29640 Fuengirola  FB 


The Rob Sas Band: Playing at Melòdia Saturday May 21.
Book a table, get there early, enjoy food from their excellent menu and we’ll be blasting it out from 22:00! +34 656871829
Upstairs. Centro Commercial Benavista 41B, Estepona


Torrox will host the Miss RNB Spain Contest next week: Several galas prior to the final in which the winner will be chosen, together with cultural visits with which they will promote the wealth of the municipality, will be on the agenda of the candidates from May 23 to 29,
-The Villa de Torrox Theater will host on Saturday, May 28, starting at 6:00 p.m., the Grand final gala in which the representative of Spain for Miss Supranational will be chosen. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es 

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Preloved fabulous folding table on pedestal base with solid natural top with 4 matching chairs with new fabric on seat covers 150 x 92 x 75cms 395€
-Solid wooden matching sideboard. Measurements 150 x 40 x 81cms Price 240€
-Natural & Yute solid wood mirror. Measurements 80 x 80cms Price 65€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
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For Sale: 5 Tressals, 15 euros each. 1.50cm in height.
Call Jane, Torrox Campo. Call 07958 789170 or
email: kingswoodjane@hotmail.co.uk 


For Sale: Children’s Garden Trampoline & Safety Net
Bargain at 100€. Brand new in box, never been opened.
Make: Alice’s Garden. Diameter 8ft or 250cm
Available for collection only, Competa Campo, 29754
+34 651648679 (WhatsApp) Vikki / Competa


Wanted: A visiting band need the use of an electo-accoustic mandolin. If anybody has one for loan, hire or sale please contact George, Maro. Mobile 653058825.


Recommendations & Requests

Long term parking in or around Malaga airport: Has anybody got any views, suggestions or recommendations for parking in or around Malaga airport. I am looking for somewhere secure and pererably indoor or covered to park small car for 3 months. (June July and August). Jackser, Competa
Email: barretttadgh AT yahoo D0T com
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News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Cost of a butane gas bottle reaches its record high in Spain:
-As of tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17, the cost of a bottle will reach its historical high in Spain, at €19.55 each. This is the result of a 4.94 per cent increase. The rise in the bottle is due to the 6.1 per cent increase in the prices of the raw material, and the 9.8 per cent rise in the price of freight. Added to these is the depreciation of the euro against the dollar by 3.6 per cent.
-According to sources from the Ministry of Energy Transition, this maximum price increase has been tempered because it is capped at a maximum of 5 per cent. If this limitation did not exist then the bottle would have increased by 8.19 per cent.
Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/ 


These are the cheapest hours of electricity this Tuesday:
-Peak and off-peak hours. The cheapest: from 01:00 to 02:00 at €0.22283/kWh. The most expensive: from 21:00 to 22:00 at €0.36727/kWh
-The average price of electricity in the wholesale market will rise 2.1% this Tuesday compared to Monday’s price, once again approaching the level of 200 euros per megawatt/hour (MWh).
Specifically, the average price of the ‘pool’ for tomorrow will be 199.36 euros/MWh, compared to 195.23 euros today. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/


Nerja initiates the formalities to build a new car park and a bus station, on a plot located next to the future health centre: {Translation}
-Nerja Town Hall is taking the first formal steps towards the construction of a new car park and bus station. Thus, the Consistory has contracted the drafting of the preliminary project for a car park below ground level, with more than 800 spaces, and a transport interchange on a plot located next to the future health centre, in the surroundings of the Pescia Avenue.
-The preliminary project will define the characteristics of the new building, the maximum number of floors and parking spaces, as well as the accesses to the building. It will also determine the design and programme of the future transport interchange to be built on the roof of the car park.
-This car park will join those of the Balcón de Europa, Verano Azul park and Burriana beach, which will mean that Nerja will have more than 2,000 public parking spaces. Photo:MalagaHoy. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/ 


Junta de Andalucía is currently drawing up new regulations for holiday rental properties- Malaga proposes new rules:
-Malaga council has taken advantage of the period when suggestions can be made, to ask for sound level monitors in tourist accommodation to be made compulsory. This is just one suggestion from Malaga. Others include a specific document or council certificate to confirm that holiday lets meet the requirements of ventilation, lighting and accessibility, because the council believes the documentation the Junta currently requires is insufficient and obsolete in many cases.
-Malaga also wants everyone who rents a holiday apartment or house to be made aware of the rules regarding noise, rubbish collection, drying facilities for washing, etc. and for the new decree to consider ceiling fans and radiators a suitable way to cool or heat rental properties, to avoid an excessive number of air conditioning units on the exteriors of buildings. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/


Comes the first wave of heat- Andalusia expected to exceed 40 degrees this weekend: {Translation}
-The first heat wave hits Andalusia even before summer arrives, as after a gradual rise in temperatures throughout this week, from Friday the thermometers will be above 40 degrees Celsius in inland areas.
-This has been indicated by the delegate of the State Meteorological Agency, in which he explained that after lower temperatures during this past weekend, in the coming days there will be a progressive rise in thermometric values of up to more than ten degrees.
-He added that from Friday onwards, temperatures will exceed 40 degrees Celsius in the Guadalquivir Valley area, in what will be the first heatwave of the summer. Thus, on 20 May it will reach 41 degrees Celsius in Cordoba and Seville, 40 in the province of Jaén and 39 in Granada.
-One day later, Cordoba and Seville will once again be the hottest provinces with temperatures of up to 43 degrees, while in Jaen it will reach 41 degrees and 40 in Granada, temperatures which will remain high on the following days, especially in Cordoba and Jaen, dropping significantly in Seville.
-On the other hand, these temperatures contrast with those that will be reached in coastal areas, where maximum temperatures will be around 30 degrees, with the highest values in Almeria and Huelva, where they will reach 35 degrees. Source, Spanish:


Austria Becomes the Latest EU Country to Lift All of Its COVID-19 Entry Rules: The Austrian authorities have announced that from today, May 16, all travellers will be permitted restriction-free entry as the country has decided to lift all of its COVID-19 entry rules. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/


Super Flower Blood Moon of 2022, longest total lunar eclipse in 33 years, wows stargazers: The moon turned an eerie blood-red color in a total lunar eclipse overnight Sunday (May 15/16) that was visible to potentially millions of stargazers across four continents. During the lunar eclipse, the full moon spent about 85 minutes inside the Earth’s umbra, or darker, shadow. Full article: https://www.space.com/


Miss the total lunar eclipse last night / this morning? See it all in 2 minutes here: The total lunar eclipse on the ‘flower full moon’ eclipse was visible in the UK and US. May’s moon is called a Flower Moon in honour of the plants that often bloom in late spring. VIDEO LINK 


Amazing fireball over south of Spain (May 15, 2022): The incandescent rock, which was as bright as the full moon, entered the atmosphere Sunday morning at 6.08am at a speed of 256,000 kilometres an hour and an altitude of 128 kilometres. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/ & VIDEO LINK 


Musk Says 20-25% of All Twitter Accounts Could Be Bots, Suggests Lowering Buyout Offer: Musk told the conference in Miami that he suspects bots – or automated accounts – make up about 20% to 25% of users. Twitter claims it’s less than 5%, but cannot provide proof.
-“So how do advertisers know what they’re getting for their money? This is fundamental to the financial health of Twitter,” Musk wrote.
-Musk has called for tests of random samples of Twitter users to identify bots, and said he has yet to see “any” analysis that shows spam accounts making up less than 5% of the user base.
-Musk said on Sunday “there is some chance it might be over 90% of daily active users.” Independent researchers have estimated that anywhere from 9% to 15% of the millions of Twitter profiles are bots.
-Twitter does not currently require users to register using their real identities and expressly permits automated, parody and pseudonymous profiles on the service. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/markets/deals/twitter-spam-accounts-last-four-quarter-well-under-5-ceo-2022-05-16/


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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:

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

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

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

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

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