DigameXtra No. 2274 Monday, May 30th, 2022

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Memorial Day 2022


Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices.
-10th – Trip to the Alpujarras €18,50pp, visiting Capileria and Pampaneria and hopefully buying cherries as it is cherry season and the best cherries come from the Alpujarras. If you are looking for love – drink from the fountain in Pampaneria – they say you will soon find your love!
-24th – A visit to the fabulous Alhambra Palace. The price is 60€pp and includes Entry to the Palace and Guide. If this is not to your liking, stop off at the largest shopping centre in Europe, The Nevada Centre for 20€pp
-1st – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. We have just 3 pick ups – at the A1 Garden Centre at 08.00, Torre del Mar bus station at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. Returning from Gib at 16.30. We do have a 20 minute break on the way to Gib.
-22nd – Day trip to Cadiz with Guide €35pp. Cádiz, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe, with archaeological remains dating to the 12th century BC, was founded by the Phoenicians. It has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. It is also the site of the University of Cádiz.
Situated on a narrow slice of land surrounded by the sea‚ Cádiz is, in most respects, a typically Andalusian city with well-preserved historical landmarks. The older part of Cádiz, within the remnants of the city walls, is commonly referred to as the Old Town (Spanish: Casco Antiguo). It is characterized by the antiquity of its various quarters (barrios), among them El Pópulo, La Viña, and Santa María, which present a marked contrast to the newer areas of town. While the Old City’s street plan consists of narrow winding alleys connecting large plazas, newer areas of Cádiz typically have wide avenues and more modern buildings. In addition, the city is dotted with numerous parks where exotic plants flourish, including giant trees allegedly brought to Spain by Columbus from the New World
-29th – Trip to the Biopark in Fuengirola €30pp TBC includes entry to the park
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email: phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page 


Bio Beach Restaurant- El Morche:
As mentioned last week, I wonder how many Digamites are familiar with Poké. No, not Pokémon, totally unrelated, but both are very popular in certain circles! Poké, (pronounced poh-keh not poke-ee), is a classic chopped raw fish salad, first created in the late 1970’s by Hawaiian fishermen. It started as a quick and easy fishermen’s ‘’fast food’’ but it soon grew to global proportions, so much so that you can find a Poké chain of restaurants with very appreciative customers. In Bio Beach, you can select one of three choices of marinated fish (not raw), salmon, tuna and shrimp. The staff will not mind if you like to switch things around. For example, my favourite combination is the cold salmon with a base of warm quinoa, cool crunchy cucumbers, creamy avocadoes and sweet ripe tomatoes. The menu will present all the specifics! And check the rest of the menu, it is full of tasty surprises and delicious food combinations. Bio Beach offers you some of the best food, company and vistas in La Costa del Sol. Watch this space and we’ll introduce you to Poke next time. Happy Munching! The staff is professional, friendly and make you feel totally at home! Tell them DigameXtra sent you there!
The Bio Beach lectures are taking a pause for the summer. We will resume in September with a food presentation on Wed. Sept. 14th at 11am. These programmes are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these programmes are presented in an effort to attract more members. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. We look forward to see you there! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 


Dinner & Jazz: Sunday 05.06.2022 from 18:30. Casa Arts, Alcaucin
Rubite Band is a brand new crossover project with the musicians
Mark Hewins (electric/midi guitar)
Roberto Bellatalla (contrabass)
Eric Peachey (percussion and drums)
Uwe Mühlhäuser (flute, voice, harmonicas)
Swen Tammen (ngoni, piano)
The musical bandwidth extends from jazz, funky rhythms, to meditative, delicate & experimental soundscapes and African influences as well. So let surprise yourself what kind of acoustic colours will be painted on this evening.
And enjoy by the way the Casa Arts Menu at the side of the illuminated pool .
Sunday 05.06.2022 from 18:30
reserve your seat (15€ for the menu, vegan and non-veg)
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Web: https://casa-arts.wixsite.com/casa-arts
Email: Swen.Tammen AT web D0T de ; Phone: +32 484668499 

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For Sale, 2 items:
-A complete Hohner Blues Harmonica Set (7 harmonicas) together with a ‘Harmonica for Dummies’ book and an un-opened Ultimate Beginner Xpress DVD by David Hart. 50€ (105€ new)
-Un-opened single fitted sheet, single cotton duvet cover and single anti-allergy mattress protector. All from Dunnes, all white. 15€ (38€ in store)
Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa. Can meet.


News & Articles

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Parents may enroll their children in the school from the 1st of June: {Translation}
-On Wednesday, 1st June, the enrolment period for the second cycle of Infant, Primary and Special Education in Andalusia opens, as well as for the Infant Education cycle (up to three years old).
-All Infant, Primary and Special Education students must formalize their enrolment for the next academic year 2022/23 by completing the form provided by the school itself or which can be downloaded from the Schooling Portal of the Regional Ministry of Education and Sport.
-In this way, families will be able to manage their enrolment through the Virtual Secretary’s Office on the Regional Ministry’s website without having to go to the schools. This online procedure allows the enrolment including the complementary services of school canteen, morning classes and extracurricular activities as well as authorizing the use of images.
-The deadline for enrolment for the second cycle of Infant, Primary and Special Education is 8 June and until 10 June for students in the first cycle of Infant Education (up to three years), according to a statement from the Regional Ministry of Education. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/padres-podran-matricular-hijos-colegio-junio-curso-escolar-infantil-primaria-educacion-especial/


Two earthquakes of 2/2.1 degrees registered in Casabermeja: {Translation}
-Two low-intensity earthquakes have been recorded this past morning in Casamerbeja. The first of a magnitude of 2 degrees on the Richter scale, and the second of 2.1 degrees, according to data collected by the National Geographic Institute (IGN), which lists the details of the earthquakes on its website.
-Shortly before 2 a.m. this Sunday (01:53) the first tremor occurred, giving a depth under the municipality of 20 kilometers and a magnitude of 2 degrees, as indicated by the IGN.
-Two and a half hours later, at 04:23, the second earthquake was felt, a magnitude one tenth higher (2.1 degrees) and at a depth of 17 kilometers. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/terremotos-Casabermeja_0_1687931441.html 


Gluten-free cuisine of Málaga- “A loaf of bread with gluten costs 70 cents and for people with celiac disease three euros”: {Translation, summary}
-“A gluten-free sponge cake can cost five euros and with gluten it costs only one euro”. The same goes for bread, which “a loaf of bread with gluten can cost 70 cents and a packet of bread for coeliacs costs three euros”, says Marta Rodríguez, who has suffered from coeliac disease since she was 12 years old. On the other hand, Lucía Román, who has had coeliac condition for some years now, assures us that “there is an increasing variety of products”.
-In Malaga, you can find El Pastelero Real, an establishment that has been selling gluten-free products since the end of 2016. Its owner confirms that the price of items for coeliacs is much higher than those containing gluten, “a kilo of normal flour can cost around 40 cents, a kilo of gluten-free flour costs around four and a half euros”. This means that the bakery does not have much margin with the final price of the product, but they are confident that “if things are done well in the end, people will come back”.
-On the other hand, Nanci, owner of Vida Libre de Gluten (pic), where she prepares Argentinian empanadas, pizzas, hamburgers and desserts, says that “sometimes it is difficult to get the ingredients at an affordable price”. But she also guarantees that within her menu, the difference in cost between gluten-free and gluten-free products is minimal, as she considers that the dishes she prepares in a normal establishment “usually cost 10% less, so there is some difference, but not that much”. Photo:Javier Albiñana. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Celiacos-Malaga-gluten-centimos-euros_0_1685233393.html


No deal reached yet for UK driving licence holders to swap to a Spanish permit:
-No agreement has been reached between the British and Spanish governments to allow people living in Spain who hold UK driving licences to swap to a Spanish one without taking a test.
-Since 30 April, when a grace period for using UK licences after Brexit ended, expats who were unable to swap to a Spanish licence before Brexit, or who came later and have been living in Spain for more than six months, have had to stop driving. The alternative is to pay and prepare for theory and practical driving tests – for which there are few appointments in some areas.
-Sources have said the sticking point between the UK and Spain on a simpler swap deal, which Spain has in place with many other countries, is that Spain also wants real-time access to the UK’s data on who owns vehicles with British number plates when they are stopped in Spain. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/deal-reached-driving-20220527110322-ntvo.html


Boris Johnson ‘will announce return of imperial measurements to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’: Shops could soon be allowed to sell products in pounds and ounces after UK’s break from EU. The EU weights and measures directive came into force in 2000, with traders legally required to use metric units for sale-by-weight or the measure of fresh produce. Pint glasses will also be adorned with a Crown for the first time in nearly 20 years after Ministers axed EU rules banning the patriotic symbol. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10865255/Boris-Johnson-announce-return-imperial-measurements-mark-Queens-Platinum-Jubilee.html 


Pub chain flogging bargain pints for just 6p to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend: On Monday (May 30), anyone visiting a Greene King Local Pub or a Flaming Grill establishment will be able to take advantage of the thirst-quenching price, which is the same as an average pint cost during the Queen’s 1952 coronation. The offer entitles customers to a pint of Greene King’s IPA using the secret codeword ‘1952’ when ordering. It will mark the start of the Jubilee celebrations, kicking off a week of festivities that is sure to be full of entertainment. Full article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/pub-chain-flogging-pints-just-27093276 


Formula 1 News:
-Mick Schumacher’s car splits in two in high-speed crash: Mick Schumacher walked away unharmed from a big crash (pic) at the Monaco Grand Prix that prompted the second red flag of the event. When the race resumed, Red Bull’s Sergio Perez led a rolling start. Full article: https://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/34004635/mick-schumacher-car-splits-two-pieces-big-crash-wet-monaco-grand-prix
-Red Bull’s Sergio Perez wins wild Monaco GP as Ferrari squander victory: Just one week on from being denied victory at the Spanish Grand Prix after obeying a team order to give the lead to teammate Max Verstappen, Perez turned in a superb drive in changing conditions to claim the third win of his Formula One career at the championship’s most famous race. Perez held off pressure from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, who finished just over one second behind, with Verstappen and Charles Leclerc both finishing within three seconds of victory at the finish. Full article: https://www.espn.com/f1/report?id=600014133 ]


Indy 500- Swedish driver Ericsson gives Ganassi another Indy 500 win: It is the fifth Indy 500 victory for team owner Chip Ganassi, who caught a ride to the victory podium on the side of Ericsson’s car. Ericsson is the second Swede to win the Indy 500 in 106 runnings, joining 1999 winner Kenny Brack. Photo:AP/AJ Mast. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/indianapolis-500-sports-jimmie-johnson-auto-racing-5de3cffb190a3853d13fb2fccad7a406 


Tennis News- French Open 2022: 
-Third seed Alexander Zverev recovered from some lapses of concentration and an erratic serve to beat Spain’s Bernabe Zapata Miralles 7-6(11) 7-5 6-3 on Sunday and move into the French Open last eight.
-Rafa Nadal overcame a sluggish start and a stiff challenge from Canadian ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime with an enthralling 3-6 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 win on Sunday to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final with world number one Novak Djokovic. Photos:Reuters


French Open, Late Update- Carlos Alcaraz beats Sebastian Korda 6-4 6-4 6-2 to book his place in the fourth round of the French Open:
Korda arrived in Paris as the only person to have beaten Alcaraz on clay this season and he put up an excellent fight, but the Spaniard’s level was extremely impressive as he claimed the win in two hours and six minutes. Full article: https://www.eurosport.co.uk/tennis/french-open-2022-carlos-alcaraz-produces-masterclass-to-beat-sebastian-korda-and-book-place-in-round_sto8952699/story.shtml


Football News- Nottingham Forest clinched promotion to the Premier League for the first time in 23 years with a 1-0 win against Huddersfield in the Championship play-off final on Sunday: For the first time in the 21st century, Forest can look forward to welcoming the Premier League’s elite to their City Ground stadium on the banks of the River Trent. Photo:Reuters. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/sport/20220529-two-time-european-cup-winners-forest-back-in-premiership-after-23-years


Incredible Discovery Beneath the Southern Amazon Reveals Urban-Agrarian Society Never Seen Before: A paper published this week in “Nature” reveals that down in an alluvial plane in Bolivia’s Llanos de Mojos savannah in southwest Amazonia, flourished an agrarian low-density urban society for 900 years, building hundreds of acres of monumental earthworks, canals, walls and fortifications, and large pyramids. The Casarabe culture transformed and lived off the land in way few archeologists and historians believed possible for the Amazon. Image:Heiko Prümers. Full article: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/hidden-casarabe-society-lost-in-amazon-discovered-in-bolivia/ 


Cannes 2022- “Triangle of Sadness” Wins the Palme d’Or. Ruben Östlund’s super-satire Triangle of Sadness, a film which received generally mixed to warm reviews from critics but never really seemed like a proper contender for the festival’s most revered prize, was deemed the winner. Full article: https://we-love-cinema.com/features/cannes-2022-triangle-sadness-takes-palme-dor/

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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
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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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