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:
-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
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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)
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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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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/


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:


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/ 


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.
Submitted by: Nick, La Herradura, Keelsway at yahoo dot co dot 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


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/ 


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


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/


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


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:

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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/


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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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/
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