DigameXtra No. 2301 Friday, July 1st, 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
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Sedella celebrates the VIII edition of the Day of the Threshing:
The festival will take place on Sunday, 3 July. The exhibition at La Ermita will be at 12:30 pm. This year’s town crier will be the Malaga singer Antonio Cortés.
– Threshing Day will start at 11:30 am with a parade by the Municipal Band of Sedella. This will be followed by the Panda de Verdiales del Arroyo Conca de Comares.
– At 12:00 noon there will be an inauguration and a tour of the works made in stone by the company Empedrados Los Picantes, who have created different scenes and symbols of the threshing.
– At 12:30 there will be a threshing exhibition at La Ermita. At two o’clock in the afternoon, the singer Antonio Cortés will give the opening speech, followed by the presentation of the institutional prizes. “Every year we dedicate it to a group, and this year it had to be to all the people, institutions or professionals who fought against Covid 19 in one way or another”, he announced.
– At the end of the event, there will be a tasting of typical Sedella products such as goat, cateta salad, gazpacho and wine. At 16:30 there will be music by the orchestra Son del Mar and at 17:30 the group Planeta 80 will perform. VIDEO LINK 


Neighbourhood of “Los Poetas” in Nerja celebrates the Verbena de San Cristobal: From the 8th to the 10th of July.
– The festivities will begin on 8 July from midday with workshops, sardine tasting and musical performances. At six o’clock in the evening the opening speech and the election of the Queen and Knight Infanta will take place, followed by the Queen’s Gala, which will conclude with a performance by the singer Marisol Bizcocho.
– On Saturday, 9th July, the programme kicks off with the Costilla and Amapola water festival. At midday a paella will be offered courtesy of the Merendero AYO, and there will be performances and dances by the Grupo de Fandangos Cortijeros de Río de la Miel, Miguel González, and DJ Toulalan and Adriana.
– The mass in honour of San Cristóbal will be held on Sunday, 10 July, at half past ten in the morning in the Church of San Miguel. Afterwards, at ten o’clock in the evening, there will be a Rosary through the streets of the Poetas neighbourhood, ending with a fireworks display. Source: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-barriada-de-los-poetas-de-nerja-celebra-su-verbena-de-san-cristobal/


Concert at Cueva de Nerja: Victor Manuel. Sat, 23 July 22:30
Enjoy Víctor Manuel at the 61st Cueva de Nerja International Music Festival. Tickets on sale now, don’t miss out! Minors under 16 must be accompanied by adult.
Info & Tix: https://www.malagaentradas.com/?entradas=victor-manuel&eid=2219 


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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa: 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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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
– Yute & Natural display unit Measurements 70 x 30 x 161cms Price 90€
– 2 solid pine bedside tables Yute & Natural. Measurements 50 x 33 x 62cms Price 110€ ( the pair )
– Wooden towel rail 30€
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For Sale: Quirumed Evolution 1500 vibrator health machine, vgc. 50 euro (reduced), contact Bob, Torrox Campo. Phone 693454206.
Can deliver local. 


For Sale: BBQ. Hardly used outdoor kitchen/barbecue (inclusive used gas bottle + new one) €150. Contact Bert – Sayalonga tel. 653108610 to be collected. 


For Sale: Solid Wood Furniture.
– Dining Table with removable middle section. Lenght: 205cms. Width: 103cms. Height: 73cms. 50€.
– Set of Drawers. Removable top section. Width: 100cms. Depth: 46cms. Height: 82cms. 50€.
– Pair of Single Headboards. 30€ for both.
Buyer collects. Steven, Iznate. Text on WhatsApp 600855614
Email: stevenrbka at mail.com


Recommendations & Requests

English Nurse Care Team are looking for carers:
Have you previous experience, or are interested in becoming a carer?
We have clients requiring care from 2 hours to 24 hours, particularly around Nerja, Torrox and Vinuela areas. Other areas possible – please ask.
You must have excellent English, other languages are a bonus. An up-to-date police check will be required.
The English Nurse Care Team is led by an English Nurse registered in Spain and provides a wide range of services and support from domestic assistance and companionship, to 24-hour care.
Contact Liz Brown – 692 419 548 ; Website: https://englishnurse.net/


News & Articles

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Spain joins other EU countries warning of the risk of not having enough gas next winter: The amount of gas in Spain might not be sufficient to supply businesses and homes the government has warned. Teresa Ribera, the Spanish Minister of the Environment, has stressed in Congress today, Thursday, June 30, the need to “strengthen national contingency plans and strengthen savings policies, and propose measures for the hypothetical case that it is necessary to prioritise the availability of energy resources among consumers”.
– Her warning comes after months of the Government assuring that the energy situation in Spain was not as critical as in central and eastern European countries due to its lower dependence on Russian gas. Ms Ribera basically highlighted the fact that there is not enough gas to supply everyone, and that decisions will have to be made between supplying businesses or homes. English summary article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/06/30/spanish-government-warns-there-might-not-be-enough-gas-supply-next-winter/
Full Spanish source article: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/5023696/0/gobierno-advertencias-europa-riesgo-corte-gas-proximo-invierno/


Spain will receive 7,700 million more from European funds for having suffered a greater than expected impact of the pandemic:
{Translation, summary}
– 7,706 million euros more than expected for Spain. Why? Because the impact of the crisis caused by the coronavirus has been deeper and more prolonged than expected. The European Commission updated its calculations on Thursday using Eurostat data. It initially distributed the transfer and grant part of the 750 billion package of recovery funds among the 27 EU member states. In other words, it distributed 70% of the 337.969 billion euros. It left the distribution of the remaining 30 per cent for later. In total, Spain was supposed to receive 69.528 billion euros in transfers and subsidies. But, according to data published by Brussels on Thursday, the amount rises to 77,234,071 million euros. In other words: 7,706 million euros more than expected. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/economia/espana-recibira-7-700-millones-fondos-europeos-haber-sufrido-impacto-pandemia-mayor-esperado_1_9132315.html


Macharaviaya finally able to celebrate Fourth of July with live events again: For the first time since before the pandemic, the village where American Independence hero Bernardo de Gálvez was born, will be holding the traditional reenactment of the Battle of Pensacola
– On Friday 1 July in Malaga, a procession will start at the Museo de Malaga at 7pm and head towards Plaza de la Constitución where tribute will be paid to Bernardo de Gálvez and bagpipes will play the Spanish anthem. The procession will march down Calle Larios and return to the museum at around 8pm where there will be further events. The parade is made up of the Grenadiers and Dames of Gálvez of Macharaviaya dressed in period costume.
The parade will accompanied by a group of bagpipes who will play the Spanish and American national anthems.
– A recreation of the Battle of Pensacola, which De Gálvez led, will take place on Saturday 2 July in Macharaviaya. At 8.30pm a 20-minute procession will start in front of the town hall and will walk down to the church, where the reenactment will take place again with the Grenadiers and Dames of Gálvez of Macharaviaya dressed in period costume. The reenactment will be followed by fireworks at around 11pm. Source & Photo Credit: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/macharaviaya-fourth-july-events-20220629121140-nt.html 


13 arrested after the Guardia Civil dismantled seven drug dealing points in Nerja: {Translation, summary}
– Officers from the main post of the Guardia Civil in Nerja (Malaga), within the so-called ‘Diminuto’ operation, have dismantled seven drug selling points located in the town and have arrested 13 people related to the facts.
– In addition, 9.1 grams of cocaine, 2,836 grams of hashish, 1,146 grams of marijuana, four ecstasy tablets and 14,618 euros in cash were seized, and seven vehicles were seized – one of them a taxi which was used to carry out the drug transactions – a night vision device with which they monitored the possible presence of the police and numerous mobile terminals with which they communicated. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/nerja/13-detenidos-desarticular-guardia-civil-puntos-venta-drogas-nerja/20220630113950049449.html


Spain Changes Passport Rules for Brits at Its Busiest Airports:
– Under the new rules, citizens of the United Kingdom will now be permitted to use the EU e-gates at some airports in Spain that have seen mass delays due to staff shortages.
– The Spanish airports that will implement the new passport rules for UK citizens include Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Girona, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Madrid, Lanzarote, Malaga, Menorca, Mallorca, Valencia, Sevilla, Fuerteventura, and Tenerife Sur.
– UK passengers arriving at any of the airports mentioned above can use the automated border control to scan their passports, meaning that they will no longer have to wait at the non-EU passport queues. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-changes-passport-rules-for-brits-at-its-busiest-airports/


Germany will allow the change of sex with simple visit to the civil registry, 14 year olds will not need parental consent: The government coalition, made up of Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and Liberals (FDP), has reached an agreement to renew and reform the so-called Transsexuality Law of 1980 and make the procedures as easy as possible for those interested, who will be able to change their name and sex in the civil registry on a voluntary basis, without even needing to submit sexual identity reports or medical certificates.
– Although the majority of the citizens of this country identify with the sex they have since birth, there are people who decide on another sexual identification such as intersex, non-binary or transgender. The first have a sex that does not conform to the medical norm of male or female bodies, the second consider that they have neither of the two identities and the third feel that they do not belong to the sex that was attributed to them at birth.
– For those under 14 years of age, it will be their parents or guardians who present the application in the civil registry and in the case of those over that age and those who have not reached the age of majority, the will of those affected will prevail over that of their parents.
– Germany will now join Switzerland, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, Spain and Norway as one of the few countries on the continent that allow a person to legally change gender without hormone therapy, medical diagnosis or further evaluation or bureaucratic steps.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/germany-will-allow-the-change-of-sex-with-a-simple-visit-to-the-civil-registry/
Additional reference: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/swiss-allow-simple-legal-gender-transition-jan-1-2021-12-26/


RIP- Hells Angels founder Sonny Barger: Hells Angels founder Sonny Barger has died at the age of 83 after battling cancer. The biker, from California, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, Zorana, and relatives on June 29.
A statement on his Facebook page read: “If you are reading this message, you’ll know that I’m gone. I’ve asked that this note be posted immediately after my passing. I’ve lived a long and good life filled with adventure. And I’ve had the privilege to be part of an amazing club.” He told fans to “stay loyal, remain free, and always value honor.” Barger was best known for launching the Oakland Hells Angels and is often credited for building the gang into an international organization. Full article: https://nypost.com/2022/06/30/hells-angels-founder-sonny-barger-dies-after-cancer-battle/ & VIDEO LINK 


Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black female justice on US Supreme Court: The 51-year-old is the court’s 116th justice and she took the place of the judge she once worked for, Justice Stephen Breyer, whose retirement took effect at midday. Full article: https://www.itv.com/news/2022-06-30/ketanji-brown-jackson-sworn-in-as-first-black-female-justice-on-us-supreme-court 


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Tennis News- Iga Swiatek Wins 37th Straight Match: Polish top seed Iga Swiatek won her 37th consecutive match to advance to third round of Wimbledon on Thursday, beating Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Swiatek, who has won her past six tournaments, including the French OpenSwiatek will take on France’s Alize Cornet for a place in the last 16. Photo: AFP. Full article: https://sports.ndtv.com/wimbledon-2022/iga-swiatek-wins-37th-straight-match-to-advance-at-wimbledon-3116738 


TikTok Acused of Being Unacceptable National Security Risk – U.S. FCC Commissioner Asks Apple and Google to Remove TikTok from App Stores: TikTok, in September 2021, disclosed that there are one billion people who use its app every month, making it one of the largest social media platforms after Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, and WeChat.
Brendan Carr, a Republican member of the FCC emphasized that the short-form video service is far from just an app for sharing funny videos or memes, calling out its features as “sheep’s clothing” intended to mask its core function as a “sophisticated surveillance tool” for amassing users’ personal information. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/06/us-fcc-commissioner-asks-apple-and.html 


Win cash prizes with EEA’s new photo competition: The European Environment Agency is offering photography enthusiasts the chance to win prizes and raise awareness with its ‘Well with Nature’ competition. Simply send up to five of your best nature photos in any of the four competition categories (air, water, land and sound) by October 1 2022. The winner of each category will receive a cash prize of €1,000. Additional prizes are awarded for the best youth entry and the public’s favourite photo. Full article:


Israeli lawmakers dissolve parliament, election set for November 1:
Israeli lawmakers dissolved parliament on Thursday, forcing the country’s fifth election in less than four years, with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid set to take over as caretaker prime minister at midnight.
The final dissolution bill, which passed with 92 votes in favour and none against, ends the year-long premiership of Naftali Bennett, who led an eight-party coalition that was backed by an Arab party, a first in Israeli history. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220630-%F0%9F%94%B4-israeli-lawmakers-dissolve-parliament-election-set-for-november-1


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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/


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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

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

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