DigameXtra No. 2377 Friday, Oct. 7th, 2022

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Spanish National Holiday: Wednesday, 12 Oct.
Fiesta Nacional de España is one of two “national days” of Spain and is held annually every 12 October on the day that Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas in 1492. Source: https://publicholidays.es/fiesta-nacional-de-espana/

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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.
Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Upcoming Events:
Oct
– Friday 7th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Sunday 16th. Poppy walk followed by a Social at Chapel Bar Nerja
– Thursday 20th. AGM followed by Trafalgar lunch with up spirits (free rum)
– Tuesday 25th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
Nov
– Friday 4th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Friday 11th. POPPY BALL @ the Caves Restaurant, Maro
– Sunday 13th. Remembrance, followed by lunch at Al Andalus
– Tuesday 22nd. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa
Dec
– Friday 2nd. Christmas Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 6th. Quiz night at Lew’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/

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Flamenco- Youth Contest Performance: Friday Oct 7th 9pm
Plaza del Olvido, Nerja. Entry €5
The contest is aimed at young singers and dancers up to 30 years of age residing in Spanish territory, in this edition the finalists are:
Singers:
– Jesus Reyes Campos de Lucena (Córdoba)
– Manuel Cuevas González de Osuna (Sevilla)
– Francisco José Maña Guarnido of Villaverde del Río (Sevilla)
Dancers:
– Nieves Cortes Bernal de Pulianas (Granada)
– Victoria Macias Costela of Maracena (Granada)
– Tatiana Cuevas Footwear from Mijas (Málaga)
Telf. 690073871 ; http://www.ventana-abierta.es/ 

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Tonight – Special Concert Tribute To U2, The Cure, New Order, And Heroes Of The Silence: Friday, 07 October, 21:00 h
The Garage Cabaret, Malaga. €20/25. Doors 8:30, Show 9pm
Tix & info: https://lacocheraentradas.com/shows/details/943/concierto-especial-tributo-a-u2-the-cure-new-order-y-heroes-del-silencio & VIDEO LINK


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Tonight – Paula Bilá, Juan Galiardo & Jose Lopez:
Live at the Clarence Jazz Club Friday 7 Oct, 10pm
Calle Danza Invisible 8 CP 29620 Torremolinos (Málaga)
Tix & info: https://www.clarencejazzclub.com/wp/events/paula-bila-juan-galiardo-jose-lopez/ 

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Bar Atila: Flying Dolphins live, Saturday 8th October at 9pm
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table or preorder meals
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
C/ Buena Vista 9, Puente don Manuel 

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Gran Semana Anglo-árabe 2022 (Horse Week), Sevilla: 5-9 Oct.
More than 200 horses and riders are taking part until 9 October in the 12th edition of the Great Anglo-Arabian Horse Week, a livestock and sporting event of international level that is held in Seville and includes competitions such as the National Final of the Young Horses of the Complete Riding Competition and three international competitions, scheduled in the calendar of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).
These days are free of charge.
See the full programme: https://www.angloarabe.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/PROGRAMA-COMPLETO-DE-ACTIVIDADES-GSAA-2022.pdf & VIDEO LINK


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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa: 
Now Open!
 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:
– Table. Beautiful solid wooden top table with black base
Measurements 70cms diameter 73cms height. Price 75€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale: Jacket. Debenhams leather jacket mens size XL
35€. tele 693226685. Janet, Almayate
Can meet local to Torre del Mar

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Wanted: Looking to buy a used jack hammer for landscaping. David, Torrox.
Email: holisticclinic AT gmail D0T com 

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SPAIN

How the new paternity leave will work- who it affects and how long it lasts: {Translation} 06-10-2022 11:53
– The Government has agreed on a new paternity leave that will be included in the future Family Law. This measure, included in the negotiation of the General State Budget for 2023 between PSOE and Unidas Podemos, is expected to be approved by the Council of Ministers before the end of October.
– Thus, if approved, working parents will be able to take eight weeks of unpaid leave for each child, which employees are entitled to take until the child reaches the age of eight. This will be in addition to the 16 weeks currently granted after childbirth.
– In addition, the regulation promoted by the Ministry headed by Ione Belarra, provides for the extension of the child-rearing allowance of 100 euros per month for families with children between the ages of zero and three, an allowance that until now only working mothers have been entitled to. In the end, an intermediate measure has been chosen, given that the confederal space initially proposed that the age range should be greater and that the economic benefit should be progressive as the child reaches the age of three.
– In this way, this benefit will be extended to people with children under the age of three who are or have been in the Social Security or mutual insurance scheme for 30 days or have received a benefit (contributory or assistance) from the unemployment protection system. The amount will be 100 euros for each child until that age is reached.
– Another novelty is the consideration that single-parent families with two children will be considered as large families in order to obtain social benefits, one of the demands championed by Unidas Podemos in the budget negotiations.
– Likewise, the government will approve a seven-day leave per year for workers to care for family members or cohabitants. This will allow employees to devote this period to caring for their children, the elderly in their care or accompanying their partner to the doctor, among other cases. Source, Spanish: https://www.larazon.es/sociedad/20221005/yrzbwp3kxvfippnjz2itu33hs4.html

VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA

Procesion Magna- Vélez-Málaga: {Translation, summary}
– Saturday, 15 Oct. Experience a historic day, when 17 thrones will walk through the streets of the municipality in a unique and exceptional procession to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Agrupación de Cofradías de Semana Santa de Vélez-Málaga (Association of Easter Brotherhoods of Vélez-Málaga). The Magna procession will start at 15.20 h. from Paseo Nuevo. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-magna-de-velez-despierta-el-interes-en-toda-andalucia/ 

GRANADA

‘Granada Geopark Lights’, a festival of light and music which combines digital art and nature: {Translation, summary}
– The event will celebrate its second edition to promote cultural development and tourism in the Geopark of Granada.
– The Balneario de Alicún, in the municipality of Villanueva de las Torres, will host on 14 and 15 October the second edition of Granada Geopark Lights, an event that combines digital art, audiovisual and music with the natural and ethnographic heritage of the Geopark of Granada to offer a programme that includes performances, installations, workshops, outdoor activities and experiences in nature. It is a cultural and touristic proposal promoted by the Asociación Cultura Miga and the company Item Media, supported by the Diputación de Granada and subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and Sport, which links art and nature through a festival of light and digital art designed for all ages. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/granada-geopark-lights-festival-luz-musica-auna-arte-digital-naturaleza-provincia-diputacion/ 

EUROPE

Poland suggests hosting US nuclear weapons amid growing fears of Putin’s threats: Polish president, Andrzej Duda’s remarks on basing nuclear weapons followed changes in the constitution of neighbouring Belarus that would allow Russian nuclear weapons to be based on its territory. The Polish president said there was “a potential opportunity” for Poland to take part in “nuclear sharing”, by which pilots from the host country are trained to fly missions carrying US nuclear bombs, which are stored on their territory. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/05/poland-us-nuclear-wars-russia-putin-ukraine

USA

US splashes $290m on anti-radiation drugs after Putin ups nuclear threats, denies any connection:
– A $290 million procurement of the drug Nplate, to treat acute radiation syndrome (ARS), was announced by the US Health and Human Services (HSS). The government confirmed it was the first purchase of the drug, manufactured by the California pharmaceutical company Amgen.
– The purchase comes after Vladimir Putin renewed his threat of nuclear war. In a speech last month he vowed to use “all the means at our disposal” to protect Russia and its people. “This is not a bluff,” he said.
– The US government said the procurement of Nplate was not in response to the war in Ukraine.
– An HSS spokesman told The Telegraph: “This is part of our ongoing work for preparedness and radiological security. It has not been accelerated by the situation in Ukraine.” Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/other/us-splashes-290m-on-anti-radiation-drugs-after-putin-ups-nuclear-threats/ar-AA12Dv4K

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As children line up at U.S. gender clinics, families confront many unknowns:
– The United States has seen an explosion in recent years in the number of children who identify as a gender different from what they were designated at birth.
– Across the United States, thousands of youths are lining up for gender-affirming care. But when families decide to take the medical route, they must make decisions about life-altering treatments that have little scientific evidence of their long-term safety and efficacy.
– Gender-affirming care covers a spectrum of interventions. It can entail adopting a child’s preferred name and pronouns and letting them dress in alignment with their gender identity – called social transitioning. It can incorporate therapy or other forms of psychological treatment. And, from around the start of adolescence, it can include medical interventions such as puberty blockers, hormones and, in some cases, surgery. In all of it, the aim is to support and affirm the child’s gender identity.
– But families that go the medical route venture onto uncertain ground, where science has yet to catch up with practice. While the number of gender clinics treating children in the United States has grown from zero to more than 100 in the past 15 years – and waiting lists are long – strong evidence of the efficacy and possible long-term consequences of that treatment remains scant.
– More broadly, no large-scale studies have tracked people who received gender-related medical care as children to determine how many remained satisfied with their treatment as they aged and how many eventually regretted transitioning. The same lack of clarity holds true for the contentious issue of detransitioning, when a patient stops or reverses the transition process. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-transyouth-care/

In related news: Gov. Newsom Makes California a ‘Child Sex Change Sanctuary State’ – New California transgender law endangers parental rights worldwide: https://news.yahoo.com/california-transgender-law-endangers-parental-211113582.html

TECH

The free service for children Amazon Kids arrives in Spain, available on all Echo devices:
– Amazon has announced the availability of the free service for children Amazon Kids, that can already be used with its digital assistant, Alexa, in the entire family of Echo devices of the brand.
Amazon Kids is an experience intended for children under between 3 and 12 years that offers the little ones access to personalized content, while providing a configuration appropriate to their age. It can be used for both playing and learning.
– With a new free ‘software’ update in Spain, it has a series of educational Skills (to learn languages ??or deal with areas such as science, mathematics or spelling) and entertainment, as well as playlists. Other aspects of this service include the ability to create a profile for children, so Alexa can recognize your voice and deliver age-appropriate content. Full article 

SCAMS

Mercadona Issues Warning: {Translation, simmary}
– A new scam campaign via email and WhatsApp messages involves a fake offer of free gift cards. Mercadona ensures that they do not give gift cards. Source, Spanish 

OTHER

Spain Has The World’s Most Expensive Restaurant: Sublimotion (Ibiza)
– Sublimotion is the most expensive restaurant in the world. Opened in 2014 within the Hard Rock Hotel Pitiusa island, the chef Paco Roncero, serves here a display of cutting-edge culinary. Haute cuisine and cutting-edge technology combine to offer a spectacle, an experience that encompasses all the senses. The menu price is €1,650 and in his only table there is room for 12 selected guests. Source: https://www.expansion.com/fueradeserie/gastro/album/2022/10/05/63346757e5fdeaa1768b4583_7.html & VIDEO LINK

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Churches & Worship

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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 

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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!). 

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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: https://www.stgeorgeschurchmalaga.org

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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. Facebook
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/

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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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Informal Christian fellowship group in Torrox Pueblo:
Meeting on occasional Wednesday evenings.
For more information contact Kevin and Julie.
Email: Juliestares@hotmail.co.uk
WhatsApp 44 7531856465
Julie, Torrox.

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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:
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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

Taxi
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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