DigameXtra No. 2275 Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

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New art exhibition: Reflejos de la Vida.
An exciting, not to be missed art exhibition is opening this week at Sala 98, Calle Real, Frigiliana, featuring the work of local artists Christina Hallett and Elspeth Jenkins. A colourful and vibrant mix of landscape and figurative paintings reflecting the beauty, light, and nature of life around them here in the Axarquia.
Open Thursdays – Sundays, 2nd-5th and 9th-12th inclusive, 11.00-14.00h, evening viewings by appointment, contact Christina 654186266 or Elspeth 722252077 

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For Sale: Krafwin Supreme Style Kids Adjustable roller blades/skates. Sizes 34 – 37 10€. Carol, Nerja
carolellul18 at gmail dot com 


For Sale: Planters for Balcony Railing or freestanding Capri White
-3 planters 60 cm 8€ each
-1 planter 40 cm 6€
Ingrid, Algarrobo Costa. Email: udahl@gmx.de 2PICs
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For Sale, 2 items:
-Optisan telescope for Land and sky observation, has 48inch tripod, carry case and various lenses. The Plastic end piece is cracked. 30€
-Reduced: Crazy fit vibration plate with remote control, 3 levels of difficulty with an exercise card 50€ ono.
Alison, Nerja. marcali1979@gmail.com tel 606571139. 


For Sale: Mobile phone. Xiaomi Poco M3 M2010J19CG 64gb black. Hardly used. 6.53″ IPS LCD 1080×2340, Android 11 (MUI 12.5.6)
64gb 4gb ram, Camera 48 MP, Battery Li-Po 6000 mAh
DUOS (dual sim), Fingerprint, accelerometer, fm-radio
Proximity, compass, gps. Price: €100. Edith, Torrox
edithkoster@hotmail.com ; 624652210 


For Rent: Long term rental. Apartment in the countryside for one or two adults. Pool. Two bedrooms, living room/kitchen, bathroom, garden. Floor heating. Situated half way between Vélez Málaga and Arenas, excellent access, seaview. 550€/month, electricity included in the rent.
Contact Madeleine in Arenas tel +34 699757798 or mvaderlind@gmail.com 


Wanted: Washing Machine. Anyone selling a front loader washing machine. Please contact me. Geoff, Torrox, 666322732 On Watsap
Email: Gailand Geoff @ yahoo dot co dot uk


News & Articles

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The number of people in Spain infected by monkeypox now rises to 120, or 22 more than last Friday: Of the total of 245 cases analyzed, 125 cases have tested negative for smallpox and other orthopoxviruses, the Ministry of Health has reported. The community with the most infected is Madrid, with 72 positive cases, including the only woman infected in Spain. Full article:


Andalusia adds four confirmed cases of monkeypox: {Translation, summary} 30/05/2022 11:56
-The Regional Minister for Health has indicated that there are already four confirmed cases of monkeypox in Andalusia, two in Seville, one in Cadiz and one in Malaga, and there are 19 cases under investigation, “five are probable, because the epidemiological chain confirms that there has been contact with positives, and 14 are suspected”. In addition, 13 cases have been ruled out.
-Of the 19 cases currently under investigation, the Health Minister said that 13 are in Malaga, two in Cadiz, one in Seville and three in Almeria.
-Aguirre also specified that the four positive cases are male and all of them “have been imported from other Autonomous Communities where they have had risky relationships which have been the cause of contagion”. He also pointed out that “they are all recovering, there has been no need for hospitalisation and they are in home isolation”. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1053248/andalucia-suma-cuatro-casos-confirmados-de-viruela-del-mono/


New reform for the autónomo, with increases of up to 49% of the Social Security fee as proposed by Minister José Luis Escrivá, rejected by unions: The president of the association, Lorenzo Amor, confirmed this Monday through social networks the “no” to the new proposal for sections of the Government. “It means raising between 33% and 90% the contributions to the self-employed who earn more than €1,700 / month and a lowering of only by 15% to those who earn less (€670 / month). Full article:


Travel Warning Issued for Britons Entering Portugal Due to Confusion Over E-gates: Authorities in the United Kingdom have once again issued a travel warning in order to clarify entry requirements for Britons who plan to visit Portugal. Such a travel warning has been published after Portugal’s e-gate policy has often been criticised for causing confusion among travellers. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/travel-warning-issued-for-britons-entering-portugal-due-to-confusion-over-e-gates/


EU fails to agree Russian oil ban despite onslaught on outskirts of Sievierodonetsk: EU leaders made clear they would fail to agree on a Russian oil import ban at a summit in Brussels, prompting swift criticism from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy who said they were too soft on Moscow. Full article:


Gazprom Cuts Off Gas Supply To The Netherlands: Russian gas giant Gazprom has announced that it will stop gas supplies to the Netherlands by Wednesday, in a reaction to the refusal by Dutch energy trader GasTerra to pay in rubles. Full article: https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Gazprom-Cuts-Off-Gas-Supply-To-The-Netherlands.html


Tennis News- Poland’s Iga Swiatek Wins Again: Iga celebrates win over China’s Qinwen Zheng during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Monday, May 30, 2022 in Paris. Swiatek won 6-7, 6-0, 6-2. Next to try to stop Swiatek will be 11th-seeded Jessica Pegula, who advanced to her third major quarterfinal – and first in Paris – with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania, who was fined $10,000 last week when she threw her racket and it bounced into the stands, brushing a child in a front-row seat.
Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-french-open-rafael-nadal-novak-djokovic-nhl-8d32e254d6f875a092a2a4e3b6ca981f 


Music- In case you were unaware, the hottest thing in live music these days is the Jeff Beck & Johnny Depp Project (with ladies on bass, drums & cello!)- Depp surprises fans at Royal Albert Hall Jeff Beck concerts: The actor joined Jeff Beck at London’s Royal Albert Hall playing seven songs including Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing and John Lennon’s Isolation. Beck said: ‘We first met when he knocked on my dressing room door five years ago.” Concert-goers had expressed hope the actor may appear at the Royal Albert Hall in west London after performing with Beck at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday. Depp 58, and Beck, 77, frequently recorded together during lockdown in the initial wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Depp has been playing guitar in a band with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry called the Hollywood Vampires since 2015. For those who are unaware, Depp was already a guitarist when he arrived in Hollywood to begin his acting career. VIDEO LINK 
Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10869267/Johnny-Depp-comes-stage-Jeff-Beck-performance-Royal-Albert-Hall-Heard-verdict.html


Hundreds of sarcophagi and statues unearthed in an Egyptian necropolis: A team of archaeologists have unearthed in the Saqqara necropolis 250 painted wooden sarcophagi and a bronze chest with 150 statues, also in bronze, of ancient Egyptian deities some 2,500 years old. The statues represent the ancient Egyptian deities Bastet, Anubis, Osiris, Amunmeen, Isis, Nefertum, and Hathor, as well as instruments used during Isis rituals, such as the Sistrum. A beautifully carved headless statue of the engineer Imhotep was also discovered. A collection of Late Period painted intact wooden sarcophagi with mummies inside burial pits was also unearthed along with amulets, wooden boxes and statues with gilt faces. In addition, a statue painted by a distinguished duo depicting the deities Isis and Nephthys mourning the dead was also found. Photo:EFE. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/hundreds-of-sarcophagi-and-statues-unearthed-in-an-egyptian-necropolis/ 


Man disguised as old woman throws cake at the Mona Lisa: A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth.
-Videos posted on social media appear to show a young man in a wig and lipstick who had arrived in a wheelchair. The man, whose identity was unknown, was also seen throwing roses in the museum gallery on Sunday.
-The cake attack left a conspicuous white creamy smear on the glass but the famous work by Leonardo da Vinci wasn’t damaged. Photo:Reuters. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/culture/20220530-man-disguised-in-wig-throws-cake-at-glass-protecting-the-mona-lisa 

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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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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