DigameXtra No. 2339 Friday, August 19th, 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
Upcoming Events:
In keeping with our usual practice, we will suspend RBL events through the summer months. However, we would like to make you aware of the events that are scheduled for the upcoming months. Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
– Tuesday 13th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 22nd. Lunch at Al Andalus.
– Friday 7th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 11th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Sunday 16th. Poppy walk followed by a Social at Chapel bar Nerja.
– Thursday 20th. AGM followed by Trafalgar lunch with up spirits. (free rum)
– Friday 4th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Friday 11th. Poppy Ball
– Sunday 13th. Remembrance, followed by lunch at Al Andalus
– Tuesday 22nd. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Friday 2nd. Christmas Lunch at La Herradura.
– Tuesday 6th. Quiz night at Lews’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 15th. Christmas lunch at Al Andalus.
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
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or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/ 


‘90’s Lovers’ Festival- Torrox: On Saturday 27th August the “La Granja Sports Complex” will host a new edition of the 90’s Lovers festival with original artists from the era.
Featuring: Ku Minerva, Double Vision, David Tavaré, Viceversa, the live violin show by Quike Navarro, 90’s Lovers DJs, Amanda Murphy, JM Albala and DJ Lio, who will be presented by Jesús Sánchez, announcer of Los40, and Estep Dance group with their choreographies.
Although with these temperatures it is still hard to get used to the idea, summer is coming to an end and the ’90’s Lovers’ festival offers a fun opportunity to end the holidays in Torrox.
Info & Tickets at www.90lovers.com


End of Summer Festival VI- Torre del Mar: Sunday, August 28
Featuring the artist Omar Montes as the main performance at 22:00.
It will take place as usual on the stage installed on the El Copo beach. There will be a fireworks display and music. 


Al Son del Rebalaje 2022 performance series- Torre del Mar:
Daily schedule for remainder of August
Paseo Maritimo ‘Virgen del Carmen’ de Torre del Mar
Shows at 10pm. 


Torremolinos Flamenco Festival- Sept 10th: Town hall has announced that the XXXIII edition of its famous flamenco festival will be held in the Plaza de Toros on Saturday 10 September. For the first time in its long history, entrance to the festival, which begins at 10pm, will be free until full capacity. Photo: ABC. More at: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/benalmadena-torremolinos/free-flamenco-festival-20220817155257-nt.html 


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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa:  
CLOSED FOR MONTH OF AUG., REOPENS FIRST WEEK OF SEP.  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! Hours: 7:30pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/



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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Preloved hallway unit & matching mirror. Natural & yute New handles
Measurements Mirror 56 x 71cms Unit 78 x 29.50 x 75cms Price 125€
– Good sized chest of drawers Natural & grey New handles Measurements 100 x 48 c 108cms Price 135€
– Tall chest of drawers Natural & blue New handles
Measurements 83 x 43 x 119cms Price 120€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com


For Sale: Bicycle. Specialized Sirrus hybrid cycle, aluminium medium frame ( I have a 32 inch inside leg ), 24 gears, disc brakes front and back, complete with Gatorskin puncture resistant Kevlar lived tyres and a small bag under the seat, it is in good condition, the tyres are brand new still have the bobbles on it, does have SPD clip on pedals that could be changed to conventional pedals if required. I live in Nerja I maybe could deliver locally TBC. €175 or nearest offer. Michael, Nerja tel 625255633
email: michaelkelly5 at talktalk dot net 


For Sale, 3 items:
– Mattress. Little used guest room memory foam mattress 135 x 190 – €100
– HP Photosmart printer – needs ink cartridges €30
– Mohair ladies coat size 14 – 16 – €50
Carol – Caleta – 609 779 152 – buyer must collect 


For Sale: Country- Style cutlery “Rustic”, unused new, stainless steel, complete set for 12 persons, 30€, buyer collects at Lidl parking Algarrobo, Walter/Sayalonga, 651 164 551 or
email: wwhuss@web dot de 


For Sale, 2 items:
– Terrace tables and chairs sold as a single lot (10 tables 20 chairs) good quality in excellent condition €600, ideal for bar or restaurant.
Will only split if multiple buyers want entire lot between them.
– HiFi cabinet in pine (nothing else in picture included) €30
Located in Archez (Nr. Competa). Buyer collects.
Phone Jenny 610168541
Email Chris: cjs7366 @ hotmail dot co dot UK


Recommendations & Requests

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Spectacles for charity?: Anyone know of a charity collecting unwanted spectacles. Nerja area preferably.
Jane, Nerja, janekirkspainATgmailD0Tcom
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Electrician: Looking for recommendations for a reliable electrician in the Frigiliana area. Thanks. David, Frigiliana
Email: davemac174@yahoo.co.uk


News & Articles

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Spain’s Social Security Registered 2,378,437 New Foreign Workers in July:  Such data also show that 55.8 per cent of this group are men or a total of 1,368,384, while 44.2 per cent are women or 1,083,108. The countries where most foreign workers come from are as follows:
Romania – 339,053
Morocco – 285,046
Italy – 163,826
Colombia – 122,192
Venezuela – 118,147
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, the number of Ukrainian workers has constantly increased. As a result, there are 13,017 more workers than in January.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-registered-2378437-foreign-workers-in-july-of-this-year/


Forest fire declared in Pizarra: {Translation, summary} A new forest fire is affecting the province of Malaga this Thursday, specifically in the municipality of Pizarra, where a fire broke out this afternoon around 17:10 hours. The Infoca has mobilised a Super Puma helicopter, a fire engine, two BRICA (18 components), nine forest firefighters, an operations technician and an environmental agent.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/provincia/incendio-forestal-Pizarra_0_1712230013.html 


A-7 reopened in both directions as forest fire in Estepona is declared ‘stabilised’: The Junta de Andalucía’s Plan Infoca brigade declared a forest fire in Estepona at 5.30pm this Wednesday afternoon, 17 August. It was some three hours later, at around 8.30pm when the experts reported the blaze was ‘stabilised’. However, crews will remain on the ground through the night as they work to control and fully extinguish it. Photo: Twitter. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/estepona-manilva/forest-fire-20220817175424-nt.html


Patients waiting for up to two years for dentist appointments due to lack of NHS funds:
– Nine in 10 NHS dental practices across the UK are not accepting new adult patients for treatment under the health service, a BBC investigation found. In a third of the UK’s more than 200 council areas, no dentists were found taking on adult NHS patients; And eight in 10 NHS practices are not taking on children.
– The few practices that are taking patients on – such as Eastleigh Dental Care – are advising long waits, up to August 2023 for their first appointment. The lack of appointments, has led people to drive hundreds of miles in search of treatment, pull out their own teeth without anaesthesia and resorted in some making their own improvised dentures.
– Paul Woodhouse, dentist and BDA board member, told BBC Breakfast emergency appointments at his practice were filled within five minutes of being open. He said the government was only providing 50 per cent of the funding the UK needed to care for every patient, meaning half of the population were being left without an NHS dentist. “If you said that about GPs or cancer screening, there would be riots on the street,” he said.
Full article: https://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/20657299.hampshire-dentists-fed-patients-waiting-two-years-dentist-appointments/


Dutch Farmer Protests- More than 100 people arrested in recent weeks after farmers ‘ protests: {Translation from Dutch}
– More than a hundred people have been arrested in connection with the farmers ‘ protests in recent weeks, police said. These are violations and crimes such as highway blockades, arson and waste dumps. The police also issued more than 700 fines.
– The police do not have exact figures on the fines and arrests related to the protests, but it is clear that since the first large farmer protest in Stroe on June 22, the number of fines has increased “strikingly strong”, says national commander Woelders. For example, in recent weeks, 186 fines have been issued for driving on the highway with slow motor vehicles, and 212 fines for standing still on the roadway.
– Of the more than a hundred people arrested, a quarter were not arrested on the spot; they were later tracked down by the police and still detained. A few are still in custody, including the three men who were arrested in the past two weeks for dumping garbage on the A7 , police said. Source, Dutch: https://nos.nl/artikel/2440717-afgelopen-weken-ruim-honderd-arrestaties-na-boerenprotesten


Banks Know WhatsApp Is Not Secure- Asset managers on alert after ‘WhatsApp’ use crackdown on banks:
– A spokesperson for BNPP AM said it had banned the use of WhatsApp for client communications due to compliance, legal and risk considerations including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
– Asset managers are tightening controls on personal communication tools such as WhatsApp as they join banks in trying to ensure employees play by the rules when they do business with clients remotely.
– Regulators had already begun to clamp down on the use of unauthorized messaging tools to discuss potentially market-moving matters, but the issue gathered urgency when the pandemic forced more finance staff to work from home in 2020.
– Most of the companies caught in communications and record-keeping probes by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have been banks – which have collectively been fined or have set aside more than $1 billion to cover regulatory penalties. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/technology/asset-managers-alert-after-whatsapp-crackdown-banks-2022-08-18/


No Surprise- #MeToo Movement Disrupts Male/Female Co-worker Collaborations:
– Very far from the world of cinema, where this movement against workplace sexual harassment was born, Marina Gertsberg, an assistant professor of Finance at the University of Melbourne, raised this question and decided to study it in her own environment, the university. The initial result of her inquiry, in a nutshell, was that the productivity of the young female researchers dropped. She thus reviews it in her work ‘The Unintended Consequences of #MeToo: Evidence from Research Collaborations’. Gertsberg, who specializes in gender issues and behavioral bias, focused her work on the costs of collaboration. These are particularly important for young female economists and part of the gender gap in the economics profession is due to their smaller networks and more infrequent collaboration with their male peers. Young female economists undertook fewer research projects after #MeToo, and this drop is largely explained by the fact that they undertook less collaborative work with male colleagues from the same institutions. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-unintended-effects-of-metoo/


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

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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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