DigameXtra No. 2271 Thursday, May 26th, 2022

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Bar Allioli final event: Sat, June 4th from 1pm. Free.
This will be a great party and a great send off for an amazing man and his family, unfortunately Paul Darwent will be closing the doors of Bar Allioli in Jimera de Libar after 14 years of excellent beer, amazing food and of course live music. Come show your support one more time and enjoy the ‘Final Edition’
13:30 – Thrifty Malone
15:30 – The Islanders
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Lee Townsend’s new band Geckoblaster: Debut show at Splash, Frigiliana from 5pm on Sunday May 29th.
Av Carlos Cano 1, Frigiliana.  www.geckoblaster.com 

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-2 wrought iron high top stool Price 75€ the pair
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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/


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 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


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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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/


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 


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:


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


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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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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